A convoy of U.S. Army armored vehicles is drawing crowds, cheers and tears as it makes an 1,100-mile journey from the Baltics through Poland and the Czech Republic to Germany.
"The engagements will provide a highly visible demonstration of U.S. commitment to the residents in each of the nations and the resolve of NATO as an alliance," according to a Pentagon statement.
"The older people start getting emotional. I had one lady came up to me crying," Spc. John Zagozdon, 25, told Stripes. "They were all really grateful."
The convoy, which began on Saturday, is expected to take 11 days to its end at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany, about 40 miles from the Czech border.
RT version: "Czechs told not to throw tomatoes, eggs at US military convoy" and ‘US Dragoon Ride stirs anxiousness in European govts’
"The previous time that tanks rolled onto the streets in Prague they were of course the Soviet forces crushing moves to democracy, and the time before that they were Hitler’s tanks, so these images are stirring the Czechs and they don’t feel at all comfortable with it." - Tony Robinson, Pressenza information center
What have we arrogant Americans done??? we are causing mass hysteria across Europe, apparently, with cheers, tears, and anxiety
also in US Army news, SGT Bowe Bergdahl was charged with desertion (articles 85 and 99 of UCMJ), with possibility of forfeiture of all pay and rank w/ life in prison.