USAMMCE Commander Unveils Pirmasens City Bull
The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe celebrated their annual Organizational Day (O'Day) Sept. 16.
Col. William M. Stubbs, the USAMMCE commander and Michael Schieler, one of the city's mayors, unveiled USAMMCE's very own Pirmasens Bull.
Since Pirmasens is famous for their leather, used in the shoe industry, there are colorful bulls found all over the city of Pirmasens. Each bull has a different design and color.
Stubbs said, "I feel honored to unveil this bull today with Michael Schieler. The bull symbolizes the decades of friendship with the Host Nation City of Pirmasens."
Michael Schieler thanked Stubbs for the invitation and said that the bull at this location means a lot to the city and that he sees it as a gesture that demonstrates the bond between the U.S. Army and the Host Nation City.
Placing a bull at USAMMCE was the idea of Maj. Michael Ronn, the USAMMCE pharmacist. The bull was purchased with donations from USAMMCE employees.
Another highlight of the day was the presence of the 1FCK mascot, Betzi. The 1FCK, also known as the red devils, is a major league soccer team out of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Betzi spent about an hour at USAMMCE and assisted Stubbs in cutting the cake and took pictures with employees.