Christmas 1971 we had our own “Boxing Day” where the Officer’s and Senior NCO’S drove, except for the gun trucks. Would you know it, They could have made the run without the gun trucks. Because they had the smoothest run I had seen in about 5 month’s. If I remember correctly, Cpt Rast drove a Tanker that day. It was one of my last runs with the Red Baron. After the crew on Brutus rotated Stateside, I got Brutus, and we started seeing a lot less convoy’s. Or smaller convoy’s leaving. And the trucks that did not go to RSA or LSA made milk runs and perimeter security at night. I so remember Cpt Makarovich, he spoke french, always asked me were my hat was. I’d tell him in german ” in a place were the sun don’t shine”!