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Erich Schmid 1 Geb Division
Old 12-03-2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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Default Erich Schmid 1 Geb Division

Ok, Now for a few photos of a good Mountain Troop friend of mine. I met Erich at the Stuttgart show back in 1996. My German Gun Club buddy introduced us because he knew that I collected MTN Troop stuff. I did two tours with the 10th MTN in Somalia. (Will my stuff ever be collectible Erich and I became great friends and I remain in contact with him.

Erich Schmid served with the 12th Company Geb Jaeger Regt 98, 1 Geb Div. He had photos and stories that were unbelievable. I obtained most of the items on the below center mannequin from Erich. I also received a couple of period photos from him. I treasure some of the small items such as the his captured Russian compass or the can of Nivea cream that he used to carry MG grease in. Other things like the GJR Edelweiss banner or original GJR rope are impossible to find in the U.S. The most important thing was the friendship that we developed.

The below photo is of Erich in April 1942
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