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Ansichten von ehemaligen U.S. Army Barracks in Wuerzburg, Kitzingen Schweinfurt,

die in keiner Touristeninformation zu finden sind!

Views of former U.S. Army barracks in Wuerzburg, Kitzingen Schweinfurt,

which are not to be found in any tourist information!

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 Date: 2024/04/24


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The last gun salute at the Leighton Barracks

On May 13, 2008, the final salute took place at the Leighton Barracks in Würzburg. After more than 60 years of use as a US military base, the barracks were officially handed over to the German authorities on this day. During the solemn farewell salute, the flags were lowered and the US troops bid farewell to their German hosts. It was a touching moment that marked the end of a long and important era.

The Leighton Barracks are now being used for civilian purposes, but the memories of its military past will forever be embedded within the walls of the building.

The last gun salute at the Leighton Barracks

… marked the end of an era. For decades, the barracks had been a bustling hub of military activity, housing thousands of soldiers and serving as a strategic base for the United States Army in Germany.

As the final command was given and the last shots rang out, there was a sense of somber reflection among those in attendance. Many had spent years of their lives at Leighton Barracks, forging bonds with their fellow soldiers and becoming part of a tight-knit community.

Now, as the barracks stood empty and silent, it was a poignant reminder of the changing times and shifting geopolitical landscape. The closure of Leighton Barracks marked the end of an era, but also the beginning of a new chapter for the soldiers and their families who had called it home.

As the sun set on the sprawling base, there was a sense of nostalgia and gratitude for the memories made and the friendships forged within its walls. The last gun salute was a fitting farewell to a place that had been a second home to so many, a final tribute to the men and women who had served there with honor and dedication.

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