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Richard F Meaney III from Glassboro, NJ wrote on January 7, 2019 at 04:54:
My grandfather, Richard F Meaney served in D co, 122nd Ord Bn, 3rd Armored Division under a Captain William Ratnock(?) circa 57-58. Discharged as an SPC (E4 Mafia!), always mentioned seeing an incoming Elvis the week he rotated stateside. Would love to reminisce with anybody who knew him or of him, he died a month before it was revealed my mother was pregnant with myself, richcorleone@gmail.com

Semper Fi, dogfaces!
William R Rooth from Shawnee, Oklahoma wrote on December 26, 2018 at 16:53:
I wanted to contact the webmaster to give him information regarding the cold war era deaths of SP4 Dozier HHC Company 3/32 and SGT Turnbaugh B Company, 3rd Plt. 3/32 Armor in Friedberg, FRG. They were killed in an Ammunition Gore accident after it had left the Ammo Dump and was returning to Ray Barracks. I was SGT. Turnbaugh's Platoon Leader and he was a good friend as well as a fierce warrior. I think of them both often.
Al W. Benton from Springfield wrote on December 15, 2018 at 09:23:
A most Happy and Blessed Christmas celebration to all veterans. I fondly remember all my 3rd AD buds and Christmas time at the "Rock."
Wanda Baker Webb from Columbus wrote on December 4, 2018 at 19:57:
Hume L. Baker veteran of World War II; First Army, 3rd Armored Division, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Headquarters Company, Assault Platoon. Passed away on November 25, 2018 in Columbus, TX. Laid to rest on December 2, 2018 at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, TX
Tom Winter from Orlando FL wrote on November 24, 2018 at 21:17:
Sgt E5 Squad Leader. Served at the Rock in Kirch Goens 1972 Co B 1st Battalion 36th Inf Spearhead #rd Armor Div. Capt Wild was our CO. Great unit and had a great 1st Sgt
Nick Riggio from Ormond Beach wrote on November 22, 2018 at 20:23:
I served in the 36th Armored Infantry Division from 1958 to 1960. I was stationed in Butzbach, W. Germany. I also spent time in Kirshgoens.sb3champs@aol.com
Mike Swartz from Bensalem Pa. wrote on November 20, 2018 at 00:16:
"D" Company 122nd Maint. Bn. 1973-1976
Joe Rykaczewski from Wilmington wrote on November 18, 2018 at 09:21:
Served 1968-1970 HHB Div Arty. Hutier Kaserne, Hanau Germany. Looking for others who were with me. Trying to fins SP4 McClain.
Robert Adams aka (mike) from Buchanan MI wrote on November 11, 2018 at 09:16:
Served in the 23rd Engineers E company at the Hessen Homburg Kaserne (I think) in Hanau from 84 to 86 those who served then contact me at listed email address.
Frederick from Pinconning Michigan wrote on November 6, 2018 at 10:22:
I was and E-5 then, assigned to C Co 122 MSB on 12 Dec 1990, and departed Oct 91.
I was part of the F&E team and ran the battery shop in the desert. I retired in 2004 and continue to work for the Army supporting our troops. I have made contact with a few folks thru FACEBOOK, but looking to see who is where and how all turned out. fjkregeljr@hotmail.com
Simeon Mackrides from Philadelphia wrote on November 2, 2018 at 00:42:
Stationed at Armstrong Barracks , Budingen FRG in B Troop 3-12 Cavalry from June 1975 to July 1978. Gunner for SFC Eddie Chambers. PNOC Honor Grad and later Armorer for B Troop. Nickname was “The Greek”. Roomed next door to Sgt. Milton G. “Sgt Rock” Jackson.
Many great memories of my time there.
Terry K Lawless from Jamestown wrote on October 29, 2018 at 23:34:
Well I don't usually write much on these posts but herr it goes. I arrived in Friedberg
in Sept.1968. To say I had it hard would be an overstatement. My first time in the field I was assigned to C22 with Sgt. Bynum my tank commander. The driver was taken from the field and sent home because of a death in the family. The tank cmd told me I would have to drive the tank, unfortunately I had never driven a tank before because I injured my leg running the mile. He said, no problem, I will talk you thru it. He did and I actually enjoyed driving that bif monster. I drove the tank for a while and then the first Sgt. told me he needed a jeep driver. Sgt. Boggs liked me because I was from Ky, like him. To tell you the truth I didn't really do much afetr that, no KP or guard duty. Two observations I would like to make, their weren't a handful of females on the post and secondly if you didn't make E-5 during your tour, you didn't try, I know because I made it in about 14 months and I had a US serial #. Enjoyed the army, wish I had stayed in, was told by Col. Forbes I would be put in for E-6 if I would re-enlist for 6 years and get about 6 thousand for pocket change. If their are any old folks around from the 3/32 in the late 60's time frame I would really like to hear from you. Thanks and GOD bless ALL that served.email me at tkentlaw@outlook.com
SFC Schrank, Michael A from Fort Hood, Texas wrote on October 25, 2018 at 01:21:
I was a Staff Sergeant back in 1987 when I was the Motor Sergeant for B. Company, 143rd. sometime later, I went to BMO with MSG Craven. I miss those days. Lots of good memories. mike_schrank@yahoo.com
Mark L Hershberger from Columbia SC wrote on October 2, 2018 at 16:58:
2 OCT 18 Greetings! I am very glad to know that the history and traditions of 3AD are being well preserved. Young people today learn virtually nothing about history (especially military history), so your efforts to keep the 3AD story alive are very important. My younger brother, Walter, died in 2012 (at age 65) possibly as a result of exposure to Agent Orange in Nam, where he was in an EOD unit, 1970-71. Walt's last real tour of duty was as Division Ammunition Officer, DISCOM, 3AD, in ODS. Both of my brothers and I grew up as military history buffs, but unfortunately Walt was always modest; he never wrote down anything about his service, nor did he have any pictures of himself overseas. If any members of the 3AD Veterans Association have any pics showing Walt, or at least the DAO office or an ammo point or convoy in Saudi or Iraq, I would be glad to pay for a copy of it. Also if anyone remembers him and could share a story about what the Ordnance Corps "ammo humpers" did over there, I would appreciate any information. It would fill a hole in my family archives. My kid brother was also a career type, MI, and served in the second Iraq war. I have even fewer pictures and stories about him for the family album, but MI people are weird that way! Thanks for any help, and please keep up the good work to keep the heritage of 3AD alive. The colors will come back on active service someday.
Phillip Trocano from Greensboro wrote on October 1, 2018 at 23:02:
I was in the 2nd 36th inf. in Kirch Gonz Ger.
1963 - 1966
bertsch from la porte wrote on August 11, 2018 at 13:20:
drove the 88 for d co 4/67 1987-1989 best time of my life
Rick Foster from Ocala, Fl wrote on June 22, 2018 at 16:35:
Hey, I was at Drake Edwards 1975 though July of 1977 143 signal, mos 52B30. Just looking for anybody that was there at the same time. Contact me Please Doc4Four@aol.com
Sid Trojahn from Columbia, MO wrote on June 17, 2018 at 21:41:
C Company 23rd Engineer Battalion, 1st LT
Platoon Leader and Company Commander 1967-1969. Hesson-Homberg Kaserene.
James Bausch from Dunedin wrote on June 7, 2018 at 05:17:
I served from 1984 -1986. I was in the support platoon with HHC 1/32AD. A quiet time. I was a 64C and dealt mostly with the goers and 5 tons. I fondly remember having some good meals(?) At the Elvis Presley memorial mess hall. I left Ray barracks a SP/4. I'm now in Dunedin, in West Central Fl.
My e-mail is rjh089@live.com
Floyd D. Campbell from Danville, IL wrote on May 8, 2018 at 18:29:
Served at Fort Knox, KY, 1955, then sent overseas 1956-1958, Headquarters, Frankfurt Bonames) Germany, (3rd Armored Division Band). I still miss it. Likely not very many of us left.
Floyd D. Campbell
Supply Sergeant
fdcampbell161@aol.om
Jim Seymour from Stoutsville,Ohio wrote on April 2, 2018 at 19:44:
Stationed Ray barracks from 1971 to 1974,3rd 32nd
Michael Alan Dekle from Ochlocknee, Ga. wrote on March 26, 2018 at 12:11:
I was briefly assigned to HHC 3/32 in Friedberg in 1979 before transferring to C Co. 143RD Sig Bn. in Frankfurt . I served for a time as RATT team chief with Mike Wolff and Tina Lewinsk(sp) before being attached to HHC as NCOIC of the Bn Ratt School. I was there until I ETS's in June of 1982.
madekle@windstream.net
Robert M(Mike) Soule from Plum Branch wrote on March 20, 2018 at 09:16:
I was assigned to Friedberg Germany, "C" Company, 122nd Maintenance Bn. during the period Oct 1972 thru Dec 1975. We were in the recovery period from the Vietnam War, I came from Vietnam and was assigned to 3AD. 3d Bde. CO was Col Dan French. We spent a lot of time at Graf. and we worked many hours keeping the equipment in good condition. Captain Holt was my first CO followed by Captain Gluth. Lots of good memories as well as some bad ones. I am still in contact with some of the men I served with.
CHARLES W PIERCE from MCGREGOR wrote on March 8, 2018 at 16:04:
SERVED AT KIRKGOENS 75-76 CO C 2/36 INFANTRY LOOKING FOR LANCE OGLAND FROM BROOKLYN
EDWARD P. THOMPSON from ALBUQUERQUE, NM wrote on March 7, 2018 at 10:37:
Proudly served from '86 to '88 with HHC 3/36 Infantry BN at "The Rock" Ayers Kaserne near Butzbach, Germany. Enjoyed my time at "Graf" and participated in '86 REFORGER......great times..!!!
Tim Young from Alvaton, KY wrote on March 5, 2018 at 17:52:
My grandfather, Mota E. Young, was an assistant gunner in the 3rd Armored Division, 33rd Armored Regiment, H Company. He recently passed away, but shared a few stories before he passed away at 101 years of age.
Curt Riegel from Medford, OR wrote on February 28, 2018 at 17:17:
2d Med Tk Bn, 1st Cavalry [1963] redesignated 3d Bn 33 AR [Pickles] same year. Scout Platoon Ldr, Tank Plt Ldr, S3 Air, XO Co A, CO Co B. Ayres Kaserne 1963-66. Last time on "post" in 2014. Not much left, other than the Chapel. Sad!
Dale McGinness from Erlensee, Germany wrote on February 26, 2018 at 15:01:
I served in A Battery 1/40 Field Artillery from 1984-1986. Cannon Crewman. I hope to find my brother, George Pruitt. Thanks.
Kimberly Coble from Rockingham wrote on February 26, 2018 at 10:55:
I was a supply specialist in B Co 122nd MSB and was a good friend to CPL Mobley who was killed during the war. I want him to know that I've missed him everyday since he's death and I think of his parents often because of our last conversation of them before we crossed into Iraq. We had talked about him ETSing a couple days before and how he's parents were both wanting him to come stay with them when he got back home and of the jobs they had lined up for him. I remember my commander and squad leader coming to the fox hole I was filling in to tell me the awful news of death. Knowing how close we were they still gave me his belongings to clean off to prepare to send home to his parents. I remember those moments as if they just happened and I wanted him to know that I think of him, I miss him and hope one day I'll see his smiling face. He was a very good friend to me.
Glenn P Lamora from Lebanon,Oregon wrote on January 26, 2018 at 00:17:
Served in HHC 3/32 as recovery sgt from may 1985 to 1986 with M60A3 & M88A1, and from 1986 to 1988 as mtr sgt for A Co 2/67 with the M1IP tank after thr division 86 change over
James A. Palmer from Greeneville , Tennessee wrote on January 23, 2018 at 20:03:
Stationed at Ray Barracks 85/86. On the M60A3 with (last of in Europe) 1/32 Armor and transitioned to the M1 and 4/67 Armor. God, I miss my tank!!! Bandit forever.
Rockyvalleydb.com
James@rockyvalleydb.com
jim pollock from owosso wrote on January 18, 2018 at 19:38:
trying to find SFC Johnson. served with him from 1970 to 71. any ideas on how I can do this? are there any list of names anywhere? We were in the Bn s-4. he was supply sgt and I was asst supply sgt. please e-mail me if you can help
my e-mail is jimvietvet@yahoo.com
samuel lyons from ione ca. wrote on January 6, 2018 at 01:57:
I was stationed there the day after thanksgiving 1983 until may 85 A company 1/33
Dennis B Schveiger from Plainfield, Il wrote on January 1, 2018 at 02:04:
I was stationed at A co. 23rd. Engineer's from May 86 to May 88. I'm looking for a Spec4 John T. Wilson. He was from southern Il. He was in A@B platoon. He loved to chew dip. He hung around with a guy named Shutey, he was a 62E. I'm a retired reservists, I got out in 2006. As a SFC. Good memories of Hanau.
david lowen from dallas wrote on December 29, 2017 at 00:45:
Stationed at Gelnhausen, 1972 - 1974. HHC 1/33rd Armor....S-3
Marty Cossey from Mustang wrote on December 27, 2017 at 20:23:
I believe my Great Uncle Walter H Hicks was with the 3rd Armored Division. Is there anyway I can find out if he was in this unit? Any information would be helpful. My aunt remembers him telling her he was at the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy.
Thank you.
Donald DeLaHunt from Alabama wrote on December 26, 2017 at 23:10:
1985 3AD 2/33nd (Tiger Battalion), Ayers Kaserene (the Rock), advanced party COHORT move in 1986 to Fort Hood. Shortly after remaining personnel arrived to Fort Hood, we became 1st Cav Div., and later the 3rd/32nd (Victory or Death). I departed Fort Hood in Sep 1988, for Army Aviation. I carried my Armor training and team cohesion with me through my career, retiring in 2005.
Dale Boe from Bellingham wa. wrote on December 15, 2017 at 01:06:
B trp 3rd Squad. 12 Cav. 1966 1968 , I am in contact with 3 others that served at same time,would like to fo d more, imjustavet@gmail.com
Larry Blaylock from Olney wrote on December 9, 2017 at 13:21:
1971-'72
Joseph Gallegos, Jr. from South Jordan, Utah wrote on December 7, 2017 at 14:44:
I was stationed on "The Rock" from June 1965 until November 1964. I would like to connect with anyone who might remember me. I am especially interested in connecting with Guillermo Sosa-Viva who was stationed there at the same time with an Artillery Division. I was in an Armored Division. Guillermo was from San Francisco and would like to talk to him or anyone who might know how to reach him.
Ross Boffa from Foothill Ranch wrote on November 16, 2017 at 21:49:
Served with 2nd 36th @ Kirchgoins(the Rock) 64-65, Sp4. Medic. "God bless all that
served" rboffa@cox.net
Jeff couch from Kentucky wrote on November 12, 2017 at 16:09:
I was in c company 23rd engineers from 89-91 desert storm. Send an email if you know me or was there:jeff.ecouch@yahoo.com.
Thanks, couch.
Al W. Benton from Springfield wrote on November 11, 2017 at 12:12:
A most Happy and Blessed Veteran's Day to all my military brothers and sisters and their families and loved ones! May you never be forgotten.
HHC Bn. Maint. 2nd Bn. 36th Inf.
3rd Armored Div. Ayers Kaserne
Dec. 1963-Jan. 1967
Terry elkins from Evans, wv wrote on November 5, 2017 at 22:10:
Served at ray barracks, 1971-1972 C co 1 st battalion 36th infantry. Like to hear from anyone I served with and receive any pictures from that time and area
Paul Bodeau from Valencia wrote on November 5, 2017 at 02:26:
Served in C Company, 2nd Battalion, 48th Infantry 71-72. Would like to know what others who served at Coleman Kaserne are doing these days.

Also, where do I send the application to join and the check? Where is the organization headquarters?
Adrian K Dove from Carrollton wrote on October 25, 2017 at 21:07:
Served in HHC 4/33 AR BN..MOTORPOOL....KEPT THEM VEHICLES RUNNING...(SALUTING)...GULF WAR...NEVER FORGET...AND HAVE NEVER FORGOT....
Rick Gurtowski from Vicksburg, MS wrote on October 19, 2017 at 10:24:
Was with 1/48 Inf (Gelnhausen) from '82-'85, who remembers an accident with the 3/12th CAV involving a helicopter at Hohenfels during ARTEP in '84? It was under LTC Thurman's command.
Rick Gurtowski from Vicksburg, MS wrote on October 19, 2017 at 10:20:
3/12 Cav
Tom Gerhardt from Plymouth Meeting wrote on October 16, 2017 at 14:27:
I lived in the Coleman Kaserne, Glenhausen, Germany, 1/33 Armor, 1967-'68, I can be contacted at: tom_gerhardt@yahoo.com
or you can look me up on Facebook Page, and leave a message.
Thomas Bryant from Huntington wv wrote on October 11, 2017 at 17:39:
Served with 1st Bn. In the s-4 under. Major Thomas, Sfc Earle. Desert Storm Trained people to operate buses, helped with shipping equipment to Storm and other training facilities, we had a great operation because if we didn’t Mg Nash. Would have had our ass!! Lol.. been years. Contact Tdblineman@ yahoo.com

 

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