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Truck Driven by Sakasitz in West Germany in the 1960s


“Truck Driven by Sakasitz in West Germany in the 1960s,” Madison Historical, accessed March 1, 2024,


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This photograph shows a truck driven by a Sakasitz, a soldier serving in the 3-703rd Maintenance Battalion. Also in the Battalion was y Bethalto resident Everett Jett, who was stationed West Germany from January 1964 to June 1966. Jett transported gas to other vehicles using a gas tanker. Jett later served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. When he retunred home to Bethalto, he became a truck driver.

This photograph was digitized as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Jett's grandon, Colton Hyman.


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  • Bethalto
  • Cold War
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  • Jett, Everett


Circa 1964 - 1966

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