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From the 60s I think. Can someone ID the truck, or is it a large Trailer sort of thing being towed by a truck?

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It´s a 1,5t Unimog truck. The cabinet on the load bed makes me believe that this a "Werkstattwagen" workshop truck. Nice photo!

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6 hours ago, Proud Kraut said:

It´s a 1,5t Unimog truck. The cabinet on the load bed makes me believe that this a "Werkstattwagen" workshop truck. Nice photo!

Tanks Lars.

 

 

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Here's a find from the 1968 The Bell, the graduation yearbook of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

 

Major Frank Schild at the school 1968, wearing the 4th Panzergrenadier Division patch. the unbelievable part of this is I found him in a very brief search. He would rise in the end to Major General.

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Major Schild is wearing the "Zweitaschenrock", a 2 pocket tunic w/o breast pockets which was worn until the ealy 1970´s. One can recognize the serrated (crimson) collar tabs "Kragenspiegel" worn by General staff personnel. The two ribbons are most likely the "Sportabzeichen" (sports badge) and the "Rettungsschwimmabzeichen" (lifesaver badge). And of course the bullion patch of 4. Panzergrenadierdivision. Thanks for posting, patches!

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23 hours ago, patches said:

Here's a find from the 1968 The Bell, the graduation yearbook of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

 

Major Frank Schild at the school 1968, wearing the 4th Panzergrenadier Division patch. the unbelievable part of this is I found him in a very brief search. He would rise in the end to Major General.

frank h.schild bw 680011.jpg

frank schild bw 680011.jpg

He's got a German Wiki Schild, here the English version.

 

https://de-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/Frank_Schild?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=sc

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Anyone could be forgiven if they thought this is a WWII photo but in fact it is a 1953 one, of the pre BW Border Force, the  Federal Border Protection Force, outfitted with the old TR stuff, except uniforms right, here they had a new style right.

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Yep,

 

Here is a BGS pull over camo poncho shown in wear over the camo BGS jacket.  These guys in the photo are wearing it over their regular uniform as you can just barely see the BGS eagle patch on the left shoulder of the MG gunner.  

 

 

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