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Posted: 8/29/2004 6:17:11 AM EST
If so, you may find this site interesting!

www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm

Brings back lots of memories!

If you have similar sites please list them!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:33:28 AM EST
Great site!
Oh yeah, lots of fond memories of Grafenwohr in January.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:29:48 AM EST
Wow, I can't believe there is so little interest in that web site. I found some very interesting pics of places I visited and posts I was stationed at. It's nice to reminisce about the good ol'days.

Afternoon bump ^ for those who missed out this morning.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:31:37 AM EST
1977 through 1982 Sure did have fun.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:23:36 PM EST
18 months... 2 winters... -20 at night in Feb.
yup I remember.

I got my "Winter Warrior" cert hanging on the wall as we speak.

D 2/30 3ID "Wild Boar"
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:39:56 PM EST
Berlin.
1972-1974
Ah yes, I remember it well.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 2:01:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 3:10:39 PM EST by Retched_Rick]
My Dad....Served with the 43rd Infantry Division stationed at Will Kaserne near Munich....1950-53.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 2:30:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 2:32:38 PM EST by panzersergeant]
1st Bn, 41st FA (Pershing Missile) Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany '76-'80.
570th USAAG, Munster, Germany '83-'86.

Germany was great! The beer, the food, the cars, the autobahn.... and most of all... the frauleins!
Thanks for posting the USAREUR website; brings back lots of good memories!

I met very few Germans that did not like having us there. We protected them from the Soviet Union
and supported their economy by spending money in their shops. My wife is German and she returns once a year to visit friends and family.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 2:35:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
My wife is German and she returns once a year to visit friends and family.



Yep........I brought me back one of those fraulines too! Been married 14 years, best souvenir I picked up over there!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 2:38:39 PM EST
I was somewhere near Munich '74-'75.

I could tell you about it, but my memory was wiped.

Wait... no, that was me bum that was wiped. I was 2. Instead of a souvinear wife, I brought back a sister. Any chance I can trade off???
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:41:14 PM EST
Crailsheim '85 thru '86 wished I would have stayed longer , and made it a career.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:47:13 PM EST
I had heard somewhere that one of the posts in Germany was the highest rate of suicide of any military base at that time. Any truth to that?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:18:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
I had heard somewhere that one of the posts in Germany was the highest rate of suicide of any military base at that time. Any truth to that?



Don't know which post that would be, but I do know that Mannheim had more "incidents" of wacked-out GIs doing crazy shit than any other installation over there. Anyone remember the time some drugged up GI stole an M60A3 tank and went smashing through town with it? It held a basic combat load of ammo and the polizei chased it through the city as it crushed cars in the narrow streets.

One German cop tried to leap from a moving vehicle on to the back of the tank and fell and got hurt.
They finally trapped the tank on a bridge over the Main River. The driver of the tank crashed through the guard rail and the tank plunged into the water where it settled to the bottom on its roof. Water pressure would not allow the hatches to open outward and the guy drowned. I remember a photo on the front page of the Stars and Stripes of a huge crane lifting the tank out of the water.

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:24:43 PM EST
I was in Wildflecken from 83 to 85. Wow the old pics of that place are something. The buildings haven't changed much from the 60's to the 80's. Oh and all that dam snow was still the same.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:33:55 PM EST
Anybody take the Dachau tour in Munich? Now that was spooky!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:45:21 PM EST
U.S. Forces Police. I was Air Force. Worked with the 230th MP Company. 1983-1987 Best assignment I ever had. Can't beat K Town.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:56:20 PM EST
2/2 ACR ,Bamberg,80-82.............i remember the guy driving the tank off the bridge........had some of the best times over there........ever heard the saying..........i wish i was back there....so i could wish i was here!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:05:53 PM EST
Originally Posted Bypanzersergeant
Anybody take the Dachau tour in Munich

Yes, back in 82'. We had to stop and ask for directions "where is your concentration camp, conrad?"
I particularily remember the brick crematorium.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:06:49 PM EST
Excellent site! I was in Germany from '79-81 and '84-86 and have some really great memories. I think I'll spend a couple of days on this site reliving the past.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:16:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeep29:
Excellent site! I was in Germany from '79-81 and '84-86 and have some really great memories. I think I'll spend a couple of days on this site reliving the past.




Cool! That's what I've been doing, sitting back with some Weizen and just enjoying the memories the site brings back.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:21:15 PM EST
53RD HMSC ORF Platoon Hanau West Germany 1987 to 1989.
Outside of being married that was the best two years of my life!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:21:57 PM EST
230th MP's!!!!! I worked there a little when I was stationed in Rockenhausen 90-92. I was a gate rat MP on a Hawk missle site out in BFG. Luckily our team Sgt was able to get us some road exp in K-Town. I had a couple of good calls while there! Small world!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:31:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Anyone remember the time some drugged up GI stole an M60A3 tank and went smashing through
town with it? It held a basic combat load of ammo and the polizei chased it through the city as it
crushed cars in the narrow streets.


I have the clipping from that incident in my scrapbook. The guy kept driving - ran over cars, etc.
It finally ran through the guardrails and down into the river. WHOOPS!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:34:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Anybody take the Dachau tour in Munich? Now that was spooky!


Yep, did the tour twice actually. Pretty spooky place. Especially when you're walking along the one
path, near the execution wall next to the one crematory, and you look down, and the ground is black
from the ashes of the dead. DAMN!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:52:24 PM EST
Mainz 8th ID 86-88
Heilbronn Pershing missle maggot security 90-91
Hohenfels OPFOR Scout 91-93
many great memories, many blurred memories of sachsenhausen in Frankfurt, and the red light district.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 12:30:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Anybody take the Dachau tour in Munich? Now that was spooky!




My mom and my aunt&uncle (retired USAF E-7) just went over this summer to visit my cousin (newly minted O-3) and his wife.

I've got pictures on CD from the new museum at Dachau if anyone is interested. I don't have a server to post them at, but email me and I'll get them to you.

texas_trucker2003@yahoo.com
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