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Where were you on 9 November 1989?
Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default Where were you on 9 November 1989?

Where were you on 9 November 1989?

I was stationed with the US Army in Hanau, Germany and had just left Berlin 11 months earlier.

This is the AFN Europe news broadcast I woke up to on 10 November...



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Old 11-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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At the OHS in Zittau. On raised alert level and not allowed to go on leave. Waiting for whatever was to come. Did not find out about the border having been opened until some days later. Cheers, Torsten.
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Watching the tube
Old 11-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #3
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Remember watching the TV, listening to the commentator reiterating the words of Reagon.
Great era, wish I was there.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #4
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still in high school, I think the first time i heard that the wall was open was on the TV's in SEARS either the 9th or 10th.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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I was on duty in Potsdam. I drove across the Gleinicke bridge back into Berlin that night. I had to drive down the sidewalk because the easties had all lanes blocked headed to the bridge.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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I was at McNair Barracks in Berlin with B/6-502nd.

Had been out and about taking pictures the night before and getting ready to go take more pictures.

One of the most memorable times in my career.

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
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Watching my Mom pack up our house, because my father just got orders for Europe. We were moving from Ft. Jackson, SC to Zweibruecken, Germany.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #8
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Looking at my Blood Orders and wondering what I would have collected had that event, on 9 November 1923, never happened.

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #9
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I was on my Sofa, a bit pissed that they stopped the Movie I watched nearly every 3 Minutes for a New's Break. 2 Day's later I got my first complete FDA from my cousin. The Helmet I sold for 450 Marks at that time, 1 Y-Strap for 70 the Belt Loops for 15 ea. and so on. Funny that Sturm bought some of these things, now he's selling them for nearly nothing.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Looking at my Blood Orders and wondering what I would have collected had that event, on 9 November 1923, never happened.

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Ditto Bob, I was thinking that today!
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #11
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1st IDF, Goeppingen, GE. Army CID.

I watched in astonishment (the term "shock & awe" did not yet exist) on TV with my wife - a Berliner.
Next day I took leave, got two airline tickets (wife and me); drove to Stuttgart; and was on my way to Berlin.

Having served there with 40th Armor for 4 years, I was not about to let "History" pass me by.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #12
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Looking at my Blood Orders and wondering what I would have collected had that event, on 9 November 1923, never happened.

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CERTAINLY A DATE TO REMEMBER
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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cool Thread Kevin

I was together wit my dad that day and we collected mushrooms in the woods..when we came home my happy mother came straight up to us and said that they told in the news that the borders or checkpoints are open for the east german public...the whole neighbourhood was on their feet that day and were talking about that Happening.
It took another 3 days until we got the VISA and went to Berlin- Staaken..grabbed the 100,-DM "Welcome Money" ...and I got my first west german casette player that day and was so proud of it...a month later visited our relatives in the deep west...the Train journey was so exciting for me...even the train tracks were less noisier than in the east.

btw..I attended every Monday Demonstration in our town..and even held up a Sign;-hehehe
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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Ditto Bob, I was thinking that today!
In the German New's they didn't mentioned the 9. November 1923, only the one from 1938
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Ditto Bob, I was thinking that today!
In the German New's they didn't mentioned the 9. November 1923, only the one from 1938.
November 9. crosses German History from time to time, so is this a national Date or what.
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