Sinop, June, 1975-1976

Paul Leiner

© 2003-2011 by Author

We were a remote site located about 1.5 miles into a Turkish Army Corp post. Our entire enclave would fit into a strip mall parking lot. We had 42-45 men at any given time.

I know Ortaköy is a common name in Turkiye, we were located about 15 miles from Sarkoy and maybe 1/2 hour-45 minute drive from Gelibolu (Gallipoli for the uninitiated).

I worked in commo and the S-2 shop while there and was on the "A" side of the EAP team, the only junior enlisted in all of SETAF, I might add. I loved it there and found the Turkish people the most warm and hospitable I ever found in all my travels. I don't think I ever paid for a cup of chai and I really wish I could get my hands on some Efes lager.

Paul H. Leiner
528th USAAG
Ortaköy, Turkey
3/86 -- 3/87

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