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After suffering years of physical abuse from my ex-husband, I found the strength to leave! I joined the Army in 1977. Serving 22 years during the Cold War as a single parent, I retired in Germany and am a Permanently Disabled Veteran.

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SHARING MY LOVE OF LIVING IN GERMANY: A Black American Woman's Experience

Born in New Orleans, La., I joined the Army in 1977 to escape an abusive husband. My best assignment was in Heidelberg, Germany in 1979. I had two small daughters. After many tours in Germany during the Cold War, I retired here after 22 years. As a Permanently Disabled Veteran, I enjoy writing about my experiences, travel adventures, and meeting new people. A big plus for me is learning about different cultures while traveling. I have written several hundred stories and articles over the past few years. ChapterBuzz has encouraged me to step out of the shadows and start my first book. "Sounds interesting!"

An Unforgettable Ride
I thought Santa Claus had given me a lift!

When I was in the Army, my first assignment to Heidelberg, Germany, was a blessing, but getting a second assignment there was nothing short of a miracle. 

Heidelberg holds a special place in my heart. I have many fond memories of that charming little town nestled along the banks of the Neckar River. Back then, Heidelberg was bustling with American and German military units and civilians. Everyone I met was always friendly and ready to lend a hand, especially to newcomers like me. I just knew t...

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