Snapshots of War: Into The Meat Grinder Part I

*Author's Note: Snapshots of War will be a new category featuring narrative accounts of soldiers, sailors, and airmen from both sides at war.* North of Tiefenort, German Democratic Republic,  10 July, 1987 (D+1) “Comrade Major!” Major Pavel Gurenko’s eyes shot open and he came fully awake at once. The words had been spoken softly, almost …