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December 2009 Blog Posts (3)

The passing of Brigadier General James Herbert (Jimmie) Leach

Brigadier General James Herbert (Jimmie) Leach, 87, of Lady's Island, S.C. died Thursday, December 17th 2009.



General Leach was born in Houston, Texas on April 7, 1922, the son of David W. Leach, Jr. and Ellen Curry Leach, both of Houston, and the grandson of Sergeant D. W. Leach of the 8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery, CSA.



General Leach entered the Texas National Guard in 1938. He attended Officer Candidate School in 1942 after his unit was called to active duty, prior to… Continue

Added by CavLand Administrator on December 21, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Landshut , Germany

Looking for Soldiers also served in Landshut 62-63 , i have a heck of a time to find anyone from this time . Iam uploading Pic from this time , maybe someone can identfy them ? Schil86@aol.com

Added by Ingo W Schiller on December 5, 2009 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

"Life Along the Death Strip", from Time Magazine, Sep. 15, 1980

There is no doubt why the fence is there. East Germany claims the fortified frontier is purely defensive, but many watchtowers do not even afford a view of West Germany. All, however, offer a clear field of fire back to the east. Fortifications are being refined and modernized continually. According to Western estimates, the East Germans have invested well over $7 billion in building and maintaining the barrier. "They now have third-generation equipment in place," says Major Karl Ball, deputy… Continue

Added by CavLand Administrator on December 2, 2009 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

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