European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 12 1968, Page 12

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 12, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseI " a 5ft � its x trooper tests guide line with hefty tug on Anchor rope. Is photos by Victor Damon heavy ropes Are crucial to Locking Bridge in place. Sometimes the main thing is standing by with shovel Tige 12 will. Ravel using and assault on enemy entrenched in a on the other Side. Read Over the Hori no site became a Bee is the men of the 9th r. Feverishly unloading inflating the float Sec a Var two Power boat she first floats of the nto place to be joined was already near hard the Day before of Are a at the foot of a ferry Landing soon Pix mess through which ankle deep. Would t have minded is capt. William Guth tends to lubricate the inc More Slippery i a last assault wave list in 7th inf the u padded across for Woods. They Ted Road marched from Aschaffenbur the same Bridge float blew a Hole and other Small bugs developed but Kubby pro fessed satisfaction with the Progress of his men. He also had a word of Praise for the 93rd engr River they be done a Fine Job keeping the equipment in shape and hauling it up Here he said. We depend on their close support if they Don t do their Job right neither can we. But things Are moving right along this morning. The Sun had come out and the first villagers came out to stand on a Rise to watch the hectic activity below. An eight Man team of the observers from German bund Estehr s 12th Pioneer Engineer in led by it. Col. Meinhard Glanz mingled with their . Counter assault troops on the Southern Bank apparently had taken some casualties and so a frontline ambulance from the 3rd med ambulance co was ferried across on a Ltd Light Tacti Cal raft. The medics were represented by three , Armor and artillery had assembled in a holding area at Schwem Heim three Miles to the North. Air de sense was provided by a Hawk missile Battery from the 6th in 62nd arty a that location. This Way we re close enough to give air cover to the engineers said sgt. Roland Dozois but far enough not to interfere with their operations. He said the unit was kept on operational Alert throughout the night and through out the exercise. Then before 9, the two halves of the class 60 Bridge were joined. The engineers Mission was proud event was toasted in a Brief ribbon cutting ceremony joined by the mayors of Ebernau and upstream Bulz Bach and then the Span was open for "at"610 30, the Parade of vehicle crossing Over the Short lived Span be Gan with the pcs and m60 tanks of the 4th in 64th Armor 3rd inf. They were followed by the missile men the infantry and the Long slow trek of vehicles came almost As an anticlimax As would the Job of taking Down the two Bridges in the Early afternoon. Just another assault crossing is. But an experience that holds its own element of excitement every time Ine Bridge of Ebernau was no exception. Vlf i i the proud event was toasted in a Brief ribbon cutting ceremony joined by the mayors of Ebernau and upstream Sulzbach and then the Span was open for business 9 the stars and stripes 1968 the stars and stripes infantrymen move out on footbridge Over main River. Page 13

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