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#41 franko

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 1258 PM

Just dropped in to give a brief update.

Well, I'm in Germany now and the training has been fantastic. The instructors are great and the information they are teaching us is world class.

All I can say is the Leo 2A6M is the solution to every possible problem with every tank I've ever been on. The freedom this tank gives me and my crew to do our job is incredible.

As for talking about anything we're doing here and such, OPSEC has to be observed.

I wish we had more free time so I could do a bit more traveling, but mission first I guess. LOL

I'm sending a pic to T19 to post on my behalf. Hopefully it'll be up soon.

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#42 T19

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 1405 PM

It was love at first sight... nothings gonna stop us now :D

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 0742 AM

Franko, you need to get a closeup for your avatar pic; you've come up in the world! A true hatch-plug rather than a mere scruffy! B)
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 0818 AM

Great to catch up with you, Franko! Keep your head down and give 'em hell... :ninja:
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 1028 AM

Franko, you need to get a closeup for your avatar pic; you've come up in the world! A true hatch-plug rather than a mere scruffy! B)



Better change his moniker first. 25 mm doesn't sound very impressive in front of 120 mm.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 1215 PM

Better change his moniker first. 25 mm doesn't sound very impressive in front of 120 mm.


Good idea. Let's be careful, though, not to go all Freudian on the lad... :P
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Posted 05 July 2008 - 1617 PM

Good idea. Let's be careful, though, not to go all Freudian on the lad... :P


There...."The year of the tank".....better?

Had the worst Curriewurst since I got into Germany last night at 0200. In the old West Berlin part of town....whodathunk it.

My dogs are killing me here in Berlin. Doing the tourist thing now for the weekend since last night.

Mind you in just over 24 hours I've covered about 90% of the historical attractions.

Tomorrow is another full day....should be a blast.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 1637 PM

I don't follow CDF news much, but I'm quite surprised to see the CDF using Bundeswehr markings. :mellow:

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 1702 PM

I don't follow CDF news much, but I'm quite surprised to see the CDF using Bundeswehr markings. :mellow:

...'cause they're in Munster, at the German Panzertruppenschule, receiving training on Bundeswehr vehicles?
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 2242 PM

There...."The year of the tank".....better?


I was going to suggest Der Panzerfuhrer, but I wasn't sure if that was correct German.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 0218 AM

If at all, "Der Panzerführer", though technically the term is "Panzerkommandant" unless it's a mocking reference to the GröFaZ.
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 0809 AM

If at all, "Der Panzerführer", though technically the term is "Panzerkommandant" unless it's a mocking reference to the GröFaZ.


No mockery intended. I knew there was another term, but I couldn't remember it. My German is 30 years past.
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 1255 PM

Well I had a blast in Berlin this past weekend and got to see all kinds of sights around the city.

From the Brandenburg Gates to East Berlin (where our hostel was ironically) and most points in between.

Saturday we walked from 0900 to 2230, only stopping for beer and pretzels at some places. There was a rather big party at the Brandenburg Gates for the re-opening of the American Embassy in it's original location prior to WW2.

Sunday was more walking and checking out Checkpoint Charlie.

When we finally got back to the base I was done....my feet were killing me.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 1257 PM

I wonder it if makes sense to stop by in Munster (or if you plan coming to Hannover). How long will you still be in Munster?
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Posted 08 July 2008 - 1349 PM

I wonder it if makes sense to stop by in Munster (or if you plan coming to Hannover). How long will you still be in Munster?


I can't make it to Hannover at all, there just isn't enough time. However I'll be in Munster for the next two weekends, next week it's the ranges.

I'm planning on going to the Panzer Museum. PM me for more info.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 0502 AM

Well, I got your PM, sadly I was way too busy to check my emails until now...and I'm back in Canada.

I did make it to Hannover though on Saturday. Seems there was some sort of music festival happening in front of city hall.

What the hell was that all about? Was fun but we could only stay for 4 hours then had to return to Munster.

The chicks on the tractor trailer floats....wow.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 1823 PM

Hmmmmm ... I notice a Birthday Boy, named Franko, listed in here today,
SO ....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANKO!!! :)
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 0244 AM

Happy birthday as well, have a few shooters for us!!
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 0930 AM

Thanks all for the birthday wishes.

It was a quiet night at a local watering hole with friends having a few with hot wings and chatting about the upcoming mission.

Right now I'm on leave, getting all my visiting in with friends and family down home, attending weddings and having a blast.

Funny thing is I can't get drunk at all. My new in laws tried the other day to get me wasted and gave up after 5 hours.

I guess Germany had inadvertently steeled my liver!

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 1429 PM

Hi Franko,

It's good to hear that you're home and have been having a "blast"
socializin' with family and friends ... great to be "home" for your Birthday
time :)

Be kind to your liver :P :D
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