First Sergeant Robert John Matowski, United States of Europe Air Force, base chief and temporary commander of Wismar Air Force base, mad-stalked into his office, threatening harm to all. On his head, a Fairmont State University baseball cap with its ‘Fierce Falcon’ logo added severity. In one hand he strongly gripped a paper-and-string-wrapped package, large stencil letters on it announcing

Wismar AFB Urgent

Behind Matowski, racing to catch up yet stay outside Matowski’s reach, came Major Dag Rödvinge, Army of Sweden, assigned temporarily to Wismar on detached duties in its province of Mecklenburg for its duke and emperor, Gustav II Adolf of Sweden.

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