HAUPTFELDWEBEL'S MORALE SPEECH
I want to thank pionier Ehrhart and Grefreiter Welsch for attending the
living history and display week©end in Bushnell. Both
entered the contest for the most authentic Soldat. This made it very difficult for the
judge to decide who the winner was. The winner of the 1st ANNUAL AUTHENTIC SOLDAT CONTEST was
Pionier Ehrhart. I know that Pionier Welsch will try harder to defeat Pionier Ehrhart next
year. You other pioniers should enter as well. I believe that this is good
healthy intergruppe competion for the gruppe.
I still have not heard from you pioniers in
the gruppe, what you think about going in on a gruppe zeltbahn. I have not heard from any of
you pioniers if you have helped out the gruppe and purchased a set of
reproduction zeltbahn pegs either. Contrary to what some of you might
think, I do not spend my time writing this newsletter just to make myself
feel important. This is your gruppe also. We are all comraden
and it would be nice to know that everyone in the gruppe is helping out, not just
As we have all been waiting for pionier
Hermal to get his kubelwagon
shipped and put
together. There has been a small change in
fearless gruppefuhrer is purchasing
the kubelwagon from Hermal. It should
shipped in the next month and once I find a
frame we will start getting
it put together. In
fact I am thinking we can have a gruppe
party in the future with german beer
This will be a new section for the
newsletter. You may want to check
Grefrieter Welsch for the correct pronunciation.
weiche Birne - To be of low intelligence
flammen - To kick someone's backside,
Heimkrieger - an armchair soldier
Kumpel- a buddy or close friend
Latrinenparole - rumors
(43rd Supply Company Announcements)
I have found a place that will write up
papers for awards that you
have been awarded
so the papers can be placed in your soldbuch.
will six of the same award for $5.00. I
think those of use who have the
Badge should go in and split the cost of getting
papers and maybe those of us who have
frozen meats may want to do the same.
know who wants to do this.
Lost Battalions is now offering a HBT
uniform for $240.00. You have
your choice of
the 1940 or 1943 uniform. He claims to be
deliveries in late September.
1944 Militaria is now offering a
reproduction army pattern splinter A
for $124.99. Finally someone is havig this
done. The price
even seem reasonable, because
you would pay that price for an original
was in great shape. And why put wear and tear
on an original if
you can use a reproduction
for the same price.
Pionier Ehrhart is looking to sell his Tan and
Water Camouflage Smock. He
is asking $100.00
for it. You can call him at (353) 377-3563 in
1997 UP-COMING EVENTS;
* NOVEMBER 15th and 16th Augusta, GA. N.M.H.A.
Italian front battle.
More info when available.
NOVEMBER © Ft. Pickett, VA. Battle Group Inc.
Western front battle. More
info when available.
* DECEMBER 5th and 6th © Bartow, FL. The
Gross's are hosting another East
Battle. Same place as their battle back in
has gone up to $20.00
* DECEMBER 12th and 13th © Lebanon, TN. 20th
Century Tactical Studies
Group, Eastern front