Ok, it’s done with. Over with. And I am tired. Both mentally and physically exhausted. It is going to take the remainder of the week to recover. Surgery can be a bitch. But I didn’t have surgery. I reunited with my old Army buddies, and they haven’t changed! And I am so glad they didn’t!
The much-anticipated reunion of America’s Cold Warriors, or the United States Army Information Systems Command as they are known, was held this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. For five fun-filled days former members of ISC descended upon Sin City to take in the sights, reconnect with friends, and swap war stories.
The members of this storied unit served behind the iron curtain from the end of WWII until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. ISC began as the United States Army Security Agency, then transition to the United States Army Communication Command before becoming ISC. When the unite disbanded, its members went on to other assignments around the world including the White House, Pentagon, Arizona, and South Korea. Some were transferred to posts in West Germany and others left the military.
Twenty-three years have passed since the fall of the Soviet Union and subsequently the Berlin Wall. Twenty-three years since Erich Honecker’s German Democratic Republic shuttered its doors, and East Berliners were free to reunite with West Berliners to create the Germany we know today. In those twenty-three years we lost touch with those who meant so much to us during our time in Berlin. Lost touch with those who would play an important part in the development of our personalities, those who we have gone through so much and have shared so much with each other.
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