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Fulda Gap Christmas, 1975
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 23, 2018
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Fulda, West Germany, December, 1975: Although a jeep isn't the traditional mode of travel for this well-known distributor of Christmas gifts, it would probably serve Santa better than a sleigh if the Soviets were to suddenly make their long-anticipated move through the nearby Fulda Gap. But until the Communist hordes appear, Santa — also known as Sgt. 1st Class Lionel Perez of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment — is content to hand out a trailerload of toys and candy to kids in towns along the East-West border.