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SHARKHUNTERS Does Not Salute this Veteran!

Korvettenkapitän  LUTZ  BIEBER  (682-1995)
U-Bootwaffe, Bundsmarine
DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE from SHARKHUNTERS!

   

As a submarine commander, LUTZ was apparently well above average evidenced with his bringing his crippled 205 Alpha boat safely into port after an on board fire and carrying many tons of sea water that leaked into the boat during this fire emergency.  To command a submarine in a navy that has only two dozen boats, one had to be exceptionally qualified.

As an officer and indeed, as a man, he fell far short.  In charge of the chantey choir of the naval school, they were in an east German city just after the end of the DDR and the USSR when some of his drunken cadets went down the historic old street, smashing the centuries old globes on the street lights.  When the mayor complained, LUTZ became angry, arguing loudly with the mayor and then called the mayor an "Eastie", a very derogatory term that referred to someone formerly living in East Germany.  LUTZ was disciplined by his superiors for this.

In another instance, his superior officer, much younger than LUTZ, ridiculed him because he was single and not moving up in the ranks because, his superior told him, only married officers were getting promoted - so LUTZ got married.  This apparently was not a happy marriage.  When he and his wife were in the USA for an International Submariners Convention, they had a fight.  It was reported to us by some American submarine veterans, that LUTZ took away her passport, airplane ticket and money then told told her to 'go out on the street' and earn the money to get back to Europe!  The American veterans thought this was an extremely terrible thing to do and for the most part, had nothing more to do with him.

He was later posted in England and allegedly physically beat his wife on more than one occasion.  One day he returned to his apartment after work to find - nothing!  His wife had every stick of furniture shipped back to Germany, informed him that she was going to divorce him and get deeply into his wallet.  His exit from the Bundsmarine was less than memorable and when all this came to our attention, he was put out of Sharkhunters immediately and permanently.

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