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Rudi Welz

Post by haen2 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:42 pm

Our friend and my comrade Rudi Welz is in the hospital in Bavaria and having a knee replacement.
After that of course comes some hard adjustment of rehabilitation.
He just had lost his wife of some 60 years of marriage , and is still downhearted.
It would be nice if all who remember him, would send him some encouragement.
He does read and speak English fluently so you don't have to bother with German.
Just so you know.
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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by John W. Howard » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:45 am

That is very sad news, Hugo. Rudi is a very nice man.
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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by haen2 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:15 pm

Just heard from Annelie that Rudi was on messenger, so, he probably is out of the hospital and at home.
He still need encouragement though. !!
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Post by alan newark » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:27 pm

Hope that Rudi is home anmd in good recovery. Best wishes from Al the Scotsman here in England.

Besten

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by haen2 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:49 pm

He is, and is coping. Old soldiers never die ( we just SMELL that way) :oops:
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Post by alan newark » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:57 pm

Hi

Thatz great news. Tell him to stay warm.

We need the continuing voice of hands-on experience to remind us of our errors and of our lapses of humanity today.

My own service militaire was brief and inglorious but I AM getting older now and I DO know the beginnings of that smell....At least it proves that one of my nostrils is still working.

Best regards and Gros to Rudi.

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by Franz Repper » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:12 am

Hean I do Phone Rudi regularly I will phone him again and find out how he is ,I knew that he was in Hospital as we talked just before he went in .
I will call and find out how he is as I do enjoy talking to him
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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by haen2 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:12 pm

Thank you Franz, !!!!!
I do not talk on the phone or even Skype to Rudi, because: get this . . . . .my German is deteriorating at an exponential rate :x
I can read it, and understand it as before, but when it comes to speaking or writing, I fail miserably. Part of getting old I guess.
Come to think of it, although more French comes up to the surface , even my native language Dutch is getting worse, and when i talk to the few relatives that are still alive, it is specked with English, because I have to search for the Dutch word. :x :oops:
Oh well, I am thankful for the years I had, and side with Andy Rooney. It's nice to be remembered, but somehow birthdays have lost their luster.
Merry Christmas !!!! to y'all.
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Post by Rudi Welz » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:14 am

Hallo to all friends and comrades,

thanks a lot for the good wishes!
I hope to be able to walk like before in the middle or end of January 2012.
Tomorrow the doc will take the 22 cramps off and than I have to make my exercises every day ambulant.
I didn't want to stay in the hospital any longer, because I saw enough two months ago when my dear wife
Erika left me.
I still feel strong enough to do it my way and I hope to succeed.

Rudi

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by haen2 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:52 pm

WELCOME "HOME" RUDI !!!!!!
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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by alan newark » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Dear Rudi

To a fellow fighter and a remarkable survivor.

Before you know it, you will be snow-boarding and surfing and climbing mountains....Well, maybe not but you have similar determination and a fighter's spirit so I wish you much luck on your Journey and send you early Christmas greetings from Feldgrau's many Other Ranks truppen.

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by panzermahn » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:16 pm

Hello Rudi

I am so sorry to hear that your wife had passed away. Please get well soon and I believed all members in Feldgrau wish you all the best in your recovery.

I would like to wish you good health and hope you will get back to the things you wanted to do.

Best wishes from Malaysia

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by Rudi Welz » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:12 am

Dear Alan and Panzermahn,
I was glad to hear from you again, because we are "supporters" since several years and worked together.
The names of the forummembers will change, but the old members will stay till it's done.
Thanks a lot for your good wishes, I am sure it will help.
I wish you and the members a merry christmas and a happy 2012!
Rudi

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by panzermahn » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:11 pm

Dear Rudi

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am very happy to hear that you're still active on the forum.

I send you a PM

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Re: Rudi Welz

Post by alan newark » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:05 pm

H all / Rudi

Similar greetings and best wlshes from me in England. As panzermahn says, it's great to see, Rudi, that you are still active here.

And, also, thank you for your reply and knd personal words to me.

Yes, we ARE alte kameraden here on Feldgrau, we HAVE - you, I and panzermahn - helped each other in times past and, Da, naturlich, we shall all be on the Feldgrau ship's bridge, still, when others have abandoned ship.

All power to you and keep in touch.

Besten and Grus

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P.S. Danke schon, Panzermahn for your words ref the Hungary execution of German soldiers / aviators by Russian troops as detailed in Gabriella Kiss's story
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