Staff Sergeant Barb Hoskins is newly arrived in West Germany and,
after another night of jet-lagged lying-in-bed (she can hardly call it ‘sleep’),
is searching for breakfast at her new home/place of work.
She finds nothing to eat and then the phone rings
(and rings, and rings). The co-worker who was to have
remained at the office is nowhere to be found and,
after answering the phone, Barb winds up working
to keep both her and her new boss out of hot water.
Barb finds herself wondering who the real enemy is
— the Soviets across the border
or the terrorists driving around the countryside?
Behind the story:
- Army Border Resident Office (BRO) history
- Baader-Meinhof Gang, aka, The Red Army Faction (RAF)
- 1972 bombings by the RAF
- Baader-Meinhof wanted poster
- YouTube: short English-language report of Meinhof’s death (graphic image warning)
- Fulda Gap
- 11th Armored Cavalry
(story will remain available for about two weeks)
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