LTC Jeffery Young's Going Away Party!

At the Adams Hof in Kandel Germany - July 14, 2003
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LTC Young arrives and promptly draws a brew from the beer tower, The first of 6 towers consumed. (might have been 7... I lost count)
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The tower was a popular spot. John Hankins draws a mug.
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Heidi Becker, Karson Hair, and Estella Herrmann before the awards presentation.
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DDMA started the giving of gifts and awards.
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SMSgt Bruce Saunders presented a coin from the EUCOM deputy commander (2 star), and this framed collage signed by the DDMA employees.
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Then Bob King, assisted by Joel Hair, did the presentation of gifts from DDDE employees.
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A German hunter style shirt, and not just one...
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not just two...
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but three shirts!
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When he opened the alarm clock with the wild pig on the face that played the German pig hunting song, Jeff sang part of the song! I hope someone e-mails me the title of the song so I can put it here.
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Then a bronze wild pig...
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and of course a hunting story.
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A pewter plate, engraved "...Thanks, from the Employees" and depicting all the German sport game was next.
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Jeff could name every animal!
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All the prior gifts were from employee donations! Now Bob presents the official plaque from DDDE.
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The farewell speech...
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and posing with the plaque. The square pewter on the right side is the skyline of Germersheim
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A tearful Susan joins Jeff to say thank you to colleagues and friends.
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Then it's back to the tower for Jeff as Greg Stephens, Brian Burkholder, and Joel look on.
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Others mingle,
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and the band, Zillertaler Baum, starts the party going.
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Soon our departing comrade is in a Yodeling contest & cornered by a new friend. (Note- He did great, we decided he finished in 2nd place.)
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Shortly thereafter Jeff was found dancing on a bench with his new friend.
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Well after Jeff & family, and most others, were gone... The few, the faithful, the end... polished off the last tower. Good Men! Unfortunately many other pictures taken in the evening came out too dark to post.
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