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Old 01-24-2015, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:59 PM
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We are at the end of an era. We are loosing the last national heros on all sides of the conflict of WWII.
I wish more of their stories had been recorded for the future.
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For sure. Luckily Otto's stories have been pretty well documented. Even heard back in the day you could contact him at his pharmacy and start correspondence with him personally for
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All the old generation is coming to an end.

I'm fortunate I guess, I never met the man but a friend in Germany who lives near him had him sign a copy of his book to me.

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Life will kill you.....noone gets out of here alive.....good book....
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Sad news though last year I was lucky enough to obtain a signed copy of “Tiger im Schlam” direct from the man himself he was still working 2 days a week.
http://ftr.wot-news.com/2015/01/24/o...s-passed-away/
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When i read his book i was really impressed with the man. He was simply a soldier fighting for his country, not an idealist in any way. He cared more for his men then himself and he really was a national hero. No matter which side you where on these men need to be remembered.
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Originally Posted by Panther G View Post
When i read his book i was really impressed with the man. He was simply a soldier fighting for his country, not an idealist in any way. He cared more for his men then himself and he really was a national hero. No matter which side you where on these men need to be remembered.

Well said.

Over the years I thought of trying to get him to sign a copy, but really didn't know how to approach it without seeming like some over-zealous-fan-type.

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