short story by:
Joe Satterlee
 
 
 
         I was stationed at the Engineering  Depot in Hanau when the air llift started. Was sent to Berlin the
      next day on TDY to set up a graphical presentation of critical supply in Berlin. This was military's
                   way of sayihg charts and graphs. assigned to OMGBS with Gen. Hawley in charge. My TDY was extended indefinatly and was discharged in Berlin staying on as a Dept. of Army civilian as a statistation
      for the Air Lift. Still maintaining charts and graphs along with issuing a daily report exchanging info
            with the Brits and French. Probably the most interesting story was  one weekend I was OD at our HQ
                 when about 2:00 AM the German guard came running in saying Rusky-Rusky. I went out to see what was  going on and sure enough there was a  Russian soldier, had no idea of  his rank, but he handed
me a very  inportant looking envelope. I Called the Deputy Commander and he instructed me to
get the russian  interpretor in and have the document ranslated. This I did and the  interpretor
started doing his  thing and shortly after he started he threw the document down, cussing.  What the
document was all about  was tht Russians had noted an increase of hoof and mouth disease in cattle
and wanted us to take measures to control it. The Russians  were masters and still are at
keeping things in a turmoil.
 
 
Joseph C. Satterlee