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30 years ago today
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:50 AM

I spent my 26th birthday knocking down the Berlin Wall. It was the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:18 AM
Very cool,I actually saw a section of the wall at the Newseum in DC

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:19 PM

Rob Gronovius

I spent my 26th birthday knocking down the Berlin Wall. It was the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

 

Taking part in history! Did you keep any debris from the wall as a souvenir?

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:42 PM

That's fantastic!  Did you get to keep any souvenirs?

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:03 PM

Oh!

I was there in West Berlin, when it happened. I couldn't get close. Now that it happened I was able to connect with my last Living relative in Austria! I definitely felt the sense of wonderment and relief!

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:43 PM

Right place at the right time!  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 5:28 PM

That is very cool, Rob.

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Posted by richs26 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:03 PM

I was at Ramstein AB at the time.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:24 AM

stikpusher

  

Taking part in history! Did you keep any debris from the wall as a souvenir?

 

Of course, big chunk about the size of a briefcase in a box in the garage.

This was the main piece we brought back and chopped up.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, February 21, 2020 12:27 AM

Cool thing to do for your b-day. I was probably watching you on TV.

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Posted by ajlafleche on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:32 AM

At the American Heritage museum in Hidson MA, just down the road from Rob's old assignment.

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