Wednesday, August 4, 2010

About Letter 255

Bill relates some interesting facts about Giessen. It is part of the Medieval Duchy of Hesse, where the famous Hessians of the Revolutionary War days came from. Above town are two castles dating from 1240 and 1280. The area is controlled by the Third Infantry Divison and "going to town is no fun...their MP's are the meanest in the world." The 100th. is having a big party down in Stuttgart the coming weekend, but Bill isn't going because, "I'll be damned if I'll hitchhike 300 kilometers for any party."

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