Cold War Germany
Ground zero for a nuclear war was just over an hour northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The small town of Fulda is nestled at the base of a natural gap in the hilly wooded terrain of West Germany and was a corridor between East and West Germany. Referred to as the Fulda Gap, this area was very likely the path the Warsaw forces and the Soviet Union would have taken to invade Europe. This book covers the careers of seventeen veterans in Germany from 1960 to 1989 and their different responsibilities as they trained hard and remained vigilante for an advance across the border by the Soviet forces amassed on the other side. Included is the story of one of the first women to be in a combat arms unit serving in an Honest John missile crew with the capability of firing nuclear warheads. Read about a cook who ended up assigned to secure the area in front of the hospital the Iran Hostages were secretly taken to upon their release. And see what is was like serving in Berlin, surrounded on all sides by communism.
Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards Bronze Medal Winner of the Non-Fiction - Military category for We Were Soldiers Too: A Historical Look at Germany During the Cold War from the US Soldiers Who Served There (Volume 2). Book Two continues to win awards in numerous contests in the nonfiction category. The book had already received a Bronze Medal from the Nonfiction Authors Association. It was also a Finalist for eBook of the Year with Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Military History Book of the Year with National Indie Excellence Awards, Finalist for Nonfiction History with Independent Authors Network.