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Old 11-30-2018, 05:32 PM   #16
Geoff Walden
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I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Clarence Smoyer at the 3rd Armored Division veterans reunion a couple weeks ago (when he was presented with an original photo of him firing the first zero round from that Pershing tank). The death of that German woman still affects him deeply.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:31 AM   #17
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I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Clarence Smoyer at the 3rd Armored Division veterans reunion a couple weeks ago (when he was presented with an original photo of him firing the first zero round from that Pershing tank). The death of that German woman still affects him deeply.
Hey, good for you - what a treat that must have been!
Having been there a few years ago [in Cologne], I sure wish I knew what I know now about this episode. Knew about the Panther, of course - but not as much about the lady who perished.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:02 AM   #18
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Me either, the only time I was in Cologne. Looked around the Domplatz envisioning the burning Panther, but knew very little else then about the whole incident.
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