Another Thanksgiving is upon us and we are another year old. But are we another year wiser? This past year has given us plenty to be thankful for.
We have gone through an election season. We’ve all aged one more year. We’ve seen a lot a good and a lot of bad happened to the world, to our nation, and to ourselves. Yet, here we are, at the precipice of another holiday season.
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. As always there is so much to be grateful because of all the good and bad that we experienced since this time last year.
I want to take this time to say thank you. It is an honor to be part of something that continues to be bigger than each of us. This website has been such a labor of love as it has brought me in contact with so many people that I know I am blessed.
I am blessed as the honor of fostering, cultivating and guarding the history of the Berlin Brigade has been bestowed upon me.
Serving with the United States Army Berlin Brigade has given me such a wonderful opportunity of a lifetime not just to be in that city but to be the caretaker of our time there. It is such a wonderful feeling when people ask about our time in Berlin, about our time 110 miles behind the iron curtain. I especially love answering questions that deal with the citizens of Berlin because interacting with them and living among them help put everything we did in the city much into perspective.
When talking about my fellow soldiers though we come from all places in the United States we had one thing in common, we were American soldiers in Berlin doing a job that might not have been thankful but in the end only saw that wall fall we knew it was appreciated.
And for reasons like that I do appreciate everything that I learned an experienced during my time in Berlin and especially after. In meeting, talking and getting to know my fellow veterans of the Berlin Brigade and for that I am grateful and thankful.
I wish you, your family and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Wonderful and Joyous Holiday Season.
Former Spandau Prisoner and ex-Minister of Armaments and Production for Nazi Germany, Albert Speer, dies while on a visit to London, England. After being convicted by War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, Speer is released from Spandau Prison in 1966 after serving his entire 20-year sentence as his punishment for his conviction.
Episode 73 of the BerlinBrigade.com Podcast goes live. In this episode, we answer some email, an update on the Gettysburg Reunion, and some other goodies. So be sure to check back this coming 4th of July Weekend.
*The UNKNOWN UNITS page is for those individuals that have submitted their registry information but fail to put a proper unit designation so that the information can be added to the proper unit page in the registry. For example, when a registry submission arrives stating the individual served with Bravo Company and nothing else then it gets filed to the UNKNOWN UNIT page. The registry submission will stay there until more information is provided.
Just a quick post to let you know an update had been made to the registry.
UNITS UPDATED: 42 Engineer • Company C, 4/6th Infantry • Company B, 5/502nd Infantry • Company C, 4/18th Infantry • Company F, 40th Armor
Also stay tuned for a very special gift from me to you this coming weekend (June 17 – 19). I think you are going to like it.
Recapping from the last episode of the BerlinBrigade.com Podcast
• If you have any information or were there when a proposed march to Steinstucken by US Forces after the construction of the Berlin Wall began was either in the planning stages or you and your unit mustered.
That’s it for this week.
Until next time,