March 25, 2004


Woo-hoo, we're going to Poland!

In western Europe, which hosts about 102,000 U.S. military service personnel, most of the expected reduction would come in Army forces in Germany. The Army would withdraw more than 60 percent of its 56,000 troops in Germany, home to the 1st Armored and 1st Infantry divisions, officials said, and several overlapping high-level commands would be consolidated.

Posted by Sarah at March 25, 2004 08:50 AM

Man, I want to visit Poland. My maternal Grandfather emigrated to the US from then-Germany now-Poland back in '32. Where he settled in northern Illinois, he said, resembled the hamlet he grew up in. I love the area he settled in, and I want to see where he came from.

Posted by: Blueshift at March 25, 2004 10:28 AM

"... we're going to Poland!"

Yeah, and maybe you could learn Polish! Ouch! If you think German is hard (maybe you don't), try Polish. I never did, but it is a lot like Russian and I can tell you that Russian ain't easy.

Posted by: Amritas at March 25, 2004 01:39 PM

I'm thrilled to learn they are finally gettin the heck outta dodge err - Germany (I'll just label them as the ingrates). I just hope the DOD or Pentagon doesn't make the same mistake again by building such a huge footprint in one country.

Luv your stuff Sarah

Posted by: Toni at March 25, 2004 02:22 PM

WooHoo is right, now when we get at least 80% out I'll really be pleased. We probably do need to leave a few there as a token of our power.

Posted by: Ruth H at March 25, 2004 04:41 PM

How does one say "UP YOURS" in German?

Posted by: Macker at March 26, 2004 03:24 PM