West German BGS Border Guards aka Bundesgrenzschut
From: Dr. Helmut Neumann ... Date: September 22, 2016 ... To: "G.Deitz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you so much for the great job you do in connection with Bad Hersfeld, the US and divided Germany in the times of the Cold War.
To you and all the helpful Veterans of the US Armed Forces serving in and for Europe and NATO my sincere and heartfelt thanks.
And finally after 40 years of that great partnership and commitment the Wall and the Iron Curtain came down and Germany was within one year peacefully reunited. As you put it : United we stood !
Our National Day - Der Tag Der Deutschen Einheit is near on the 3rd of October 2016.
It is hard to believe that we celebrate already the 26th anniversary of that special day - for me the greatest day of all my life.
Let me end with the motto of the Bad Hersfeld BGS-Abteilung "Freiheit verpflichtet !" .... Helmut Neumann BGS