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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Darmstadt, Hesse Page 2 b the stars and stripes wednesday february 27, 1991 at a glance a pow Waits to be processed. Pondering Fate spec. Joel Maxwell picked through the smoking wreckage of his bar Racks after mondays deadly scud missile attack on a saudi City. Quot i guess that could be been me a he said As a body was removed. Quot its just coincidence or god or something that it a Page 4 coffin Access denied a Federal judge refused monday to Irh mediately order the military to Al of the news Media to photograph coffins of persian Gulf War dead As they Are returned to the United states. A a. A a a a /. A Page 5 vets revel in Victory As the american legion opened its National conference in Washington Many of the 2,000 leaders from the veterans group revealed in the. American strategy and successes in the persian Gulf War. A Page 6 thwarting Iraq s plan two Days of american and Allied ground assaults thwarted iraqis Basic military strategy for holding Kuwait military experts say. A Page 7 learning self Reliance with parents and spouses in the persian Gulf Many of those left behind Are earning How to manage the separation on their own. A pages 1415 Index Abby Ann Landers a 19 action line. .16 comics. 19-20-21 commentary. .13 crossword. 19 letters. A 12 Money matters. 17 22-28 to listings. .22 weather. 11 War in the Gulf guardians May receive m by Crystal Laureano staff writer relatives or friends caring for the Chil Drin of military parents deployed from Germany to operation de it storm can be granted some military privileges army officials say. Those acting Quot in Loco Parentis a or in place of a Parent for either a single Parent or dual military family May be allowed to shop in exchanges and commissaries Purchase rationed items and live in the family a quarters the officials said. Use of the a government plated car and the right id buy tax free gasoline May also be granted. Parents left behind in Germany who need help caring Lor their children while their spouses arc deployed can also arrange the limited privileges for someone who Steps in to offer assistance acting parents who Are Given authorization to use military medical facilities will have to pay the non government employee rate of $71 for outpatient care and $603 per Day for hospitalization. Those fees can he paid through the guardians insurance policy. But recipients should Check their policies to see How much is payable officials said. Medicare and medicaid payments Are not authorized for medical expenses incurred overseas whether at military or civilian medical facilities a 7th medical cd omd spokesman said. People covered by May want to Purchase sup lenient Al policies for the time they Are in receive permission to drive a government plated vehicle the acting Parent must have an International Drivers License or an official German translation of his or her . License. The translation is available from German automobile clubs for about $35. International Driver s licenses arc available from German City officials for about $10. To get the privileges the i i Italy sponsor must submit a written request on behalf of the acting Parent to the army a 42nd my group in Mannheim Germany which handles requests for both the army and air Force. If the sponsor is 41-ready deployed the car detachment commander or Community commander May submit the request. The request should include the service members name rank social Security number unit and Home phone numbers mailing address License plate number and the name and age of each family member for whom the care will be provided. It a a the name and passport number of the person acting As Parent and reasons Why he or she should receive the privileges should also be included. The 42nd my group will give the acting Parent a letter outlining the allowed privileges and any restrictions that May apply. The person will also get a . Army Europe privilege and identification card that allows Access to . Military installations and facilities and lists the holders privileges. A ration card can then be issued by the service member a personnel Center. V id and ration cards Are valid for six months but additional documents can be issued if the a deployment exceeds six months r. For More information Contact the 42nd my group at ets 380-7354 or German civilian 0621 -730-7354. German doctors nurses at Odds with policy on Gulf War casualties by de Reavis staff writer a group of German medical workers is upset by emergency plans to treat amen can War casualties in German civilian hospitals. A we greatly resent our government including us in the War machinery without even asking our permission a said diet nor Cezanne a spokesman for the protest movements coordination office in Frankfurt. 1�?The workers also maintain the govern input s policy will mean the most seriously injured soldiers will go untreated and tire treatment of soldiers will take Prece Deuce Over the cure of civilians. Protest meetings of German doctors i nurses and other staff members have been held in i Lamburg Frankfurt Berlin j Freiburg and Bremen. The protest began in december and intensified when the War began last month Cezanne said Quot i done to know How Many Back our movement Quot Cezanne said. A but we be had 400 people at each of our meetings in the Hospital and in downtown Frankfurt. We think we have Many More sympathizers. A contrary to some Media reports i never heard of anyone claiming they d refuse medical treatment to military patients from the Gulf War Quot a but Hans Ditzel a spokesman for the Frankfurt municipal and University Hospital said 100 employees signed a petition before the War saying they would re Tuse to treat american military patients from the Gulf. Quot after the Hospital directors wrote an open letter reminding them of our common medical duty and ethic the petitioners backed off and said they would treat such patients Quot Ditzel said. W in their protests the medical workers Haver also questioned the governments plans Lor treating patients a patients Are divided into three categories Quot Cezanne said. Quot i lie severely injured who might not survive Are ignored and the heavily injured Are neglected in favor of those who can he quickly made fit to go Back into v a a a Cezanne called the plan Quot a perversion of Normal medical according to Cezanne and the protest movement the plan also gives military patients preference Over civilians. Quot with Hospital wards being closed All Over the country for Lack of personnel Well be turning Back civilians by the droves if heavy casualties Are incurred in the Gulf Quot he said. It. Col. Dieter Lawall the German project officer for medical support of de sort storm commando South refuted that military personnel will receive preferential treatment. A not True a Lawall said. A the criteria for treatment of War casualties Are exactly the same As for civilians. Any other claim is Lawall acknowledged that German hospitals have a Lack of Beds and staffers but said he thought the Best preparations possible have been made. A when the government approved the american request for medical support for desert storm on Jan. 16,&Quot Lawall said a we agreed to provide hot Only doctors and paramedics when needed but also land and air transportation and Beds in hospitals near american military hospitals and in the 12 German military a a a a fort Hood Texas up1 thirty one of the 67 Louisiana National guardsmen who went awol to protest Gulf War training conditions at fort Hood have received non judicial punishment officials said tuesday. The punishment was levied under Ai tide 15 of the uniform code of military Justice spokesman Dan Nance said. A specifies , hut penalties could include reduction in rank extra duty and forfeiture of pay. A a i accepted the punishment in 31 cases and hearings were conducted a he said. Given articles 15 i he other cases Are under investigation and actions Are being considered individually.�?�. A / /. A each Soldier was Given the right to consult with a defense counsel before us. Hepting the punishment Nance said it was assessed according to the culpability and military record of the Soldier he said. The guardsmen Are members of the 1st in 156th Armor 256th inf brigade which was originally called1 up at fort Folk la. The troops Are Alt from the Shreveport la., area. The incident became known feb. S. When soldiers started leaving the army Post in Central Texas for their Homes others on passes refused to return to duty. There were 67 guardsmen awol at one time but most returned within a few Days. Nance said the Only guardsman still listed As awol is staff sgt. Marvin d Robinson of Shreveport some of the guardsmen called a Shreveport television station saving morale was ,.training was inadequate and the army had broken promises about passes. A a a

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