Manuel – Experiences of the Cold War Reforger 82 NATO Exercise


Manuel Alzaga returns to the podcast after his debut in episode 57 with his experiences as US Army 18-year-old assistant artillery gunner in West Germany. He tells of his first impressions of West Germany, details of the 1982 Reforger exercise(return of forces to Germany)  Exercise, as well as the life expectancy of front line soldier on the East German border, should the Cold War had turned hot.

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So to today’s episode, Manuel’s story today starts as he steps off the plane at the Rhein-Main Air Base which was the primary airlift and passenger hub for United States forces in Europe.

We welcome Manuel Alzaga back to our Cold War Conversation…

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