It is a tradition here at the Herald Union to allow outgoing Public Affairs staff a farewell article, a commentary on their time here serving the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community.
This week the Public Affairs Office, USAG Wiesbaden, and in reality all of U.S. Army Europe, bid a fond farewell to an icon.
Teri Viedt, deputy public affairs officer here, former public affairs officer for USAG Darmstadt, and holder of the German Cross of Merit has retired. While she declined to write an article of her own, we could not let her departure go unmentioned.
For the past 34 years, Teri has been a mainstay in the Army Public Affairs community. Many of you may know her, and if you do, you know the wake she left behind her. If you don’t, well, you missed out.
Teri has shaped relations between our host nation and the Army and done more things than we have space to mention to positively impact the Soldiers, family members and civilians that reside here in Germany.
The Public Affairs Office thanks Teri for all she’s given, and wishes her well in her very-deserved retirement. With her departure, we not only lose a seemingly never-ending font of knowledge, but a coworker, friend and mentor.
We may not be lost without her, but finding our way will definitely be difficult. Good luck, farewell and please answer your phone if we call, you’re probably the only one who has the answer we need.