Oct – Dec 2011 Guestbook

Please note that the guestbook was not available for the entire period of this page, which is why there is some gap in the entries.

Dan Ortiz wrote at December 31, 2011:
@Bob Novak from Westfield Center, OH:
The 143rd Signal Bn is at http://voiceofiron.com .

Rick Bell wrote at December 27, 2011:
Looking to connect with anyone I served with at Ayers Kaserne in Kirch Goens. Looking For Sgt Andel, Sgt Phillips, Sgt Berryhill…Got news that Msgt Roudabush passed away in Virginia in 2010
Ron Marsi from U.S. Army wrote at December 26, 2011:
Just had a nice phone call from a buddy that I served with. He found a letter I wrote to him in the
1980’s and did some research an found me. We were stationed in Hanau, Germany. He was transferred from the 73rd Arty Bn, and I was transferred from the 27th Arty Bn. and both ended up at the 3rd Armd DIVARTY HQ’s.
Bob LaMascus from Tulsa, OK wrote at December 25, 2011:
Safe Christmas to all and off the roads on New Year’s Eve. Fellows recall how cold it was but wouldn’t trade it for the world. I recall many a time with the serious hawk out I would have traded for about anything other than bone cold. But, darn it, Spring and Summers were grand. Hoch die Tassens, Speedy 4 Bob LaMascus.
Ed Straus from Cin. Oh> wrote at December 22, 2011:
Love this website and Im happy I found it.Its brought back a lot of memmories. Im humbled now to have been a member of such a proud and storied fighting force, the 3AD! Its nice to know our “work” hasnt been forgotten. Thank you. I will become a member soon so i can share some pics of life and people at Ray Barracks
Dan Jenkins wrote at December 20, 2011:
As I looked through some of the entries I came upon Posted for the 509 OD. One caught my eye as to being the first female at Armstrong Barracks, but infact there was one before her. In 74 the 122Mt Bn sent a female to the 509th and Cpt Howell and 1SG McBride were not too happy about it. She ended up working in the Orderly Room, left got married and returned with her husband. Had a Maint Officer named CW3 Tuttle and Shop Foreman SFC Sias who refused to have her work down at the PLL Shop. I was the Lead Radar Tech for the FAAR Systems for 3/61ADA. Does anyone remember the twin McKinney brothers James and Gene. One was in 3/61ADA and the other 3/12Cav. Gene went on to become the 10th SMA. Before we were married my wife babysitted for both of the families. Want to talk more, hit my email 24-7. Miss the days…:) Me
Bob LaMascus from Tulsa, OK wrote at December 19, 2011:
Where are the dates and email addresses for the guys if you wanted to reply or say hello?
william (bill} watson from owensboro wrote at December 16, 2011:
I was stataioned at Glenhausen , LKooking back IO fine i had more fun than i realazed at the time . Would like to here from any one that was there durning my time 1959 thru 1962. drop me a line ,
God Bless you all,
William Johnson from Torrance, CA wrote at December 12, 2011:
Wishing all former Spearheaders a Merry Christmas. I remember my first Chritmas at The Rock. A lot of snow and cold but I would not trade the experience for anything. God Bless you all.
J J the wrecker operator
Jim Woodrum from Jim Woodrum wrote at December 10, 2011:
As previouly posted…..great looking web page but what happened to the entries since November 28. Hard to belive there is none.
SGT Arnie Trudeau from Middlebury, Vermont wrote at December 8, 2011:
I was at The Fliegerhorst Kasern in 1972 Can’t recall the unit but was attached to 3rd Armor Division Spearhead….
Bob Novak from Westfield Center, OH wrote at December 5, 2011:
Like to hear from anyone who was in the 143rd in Edwards Kaserne 1960 & 1961.
Spec-4 Donald N Krabbenhoft from Spokane, Washington wrote at December 3, 2011:
hey sgt mgr tucker i’m surprised your still around after all these’s year’s you where my com sgt major at butzback glad your still around do you remember 1’st sgt R.E. Mack as my 1’stv Sgt at b-btry
lee cieska wrote at December 1, 2011:
had good times in hellshtine
Tom Cameron from Troy wrote at November 30, 2011:
I came across this website and found the page of Augie Saurino. I mentioned to my dad Augie Saurinos family wants to know what happend at Graffewoehner Germany 1960 when the artilery round hit D Troop. My dad said well “He was my dad’s gunner in tank and he was with Augie round the tent” But I cannot get ahold of Augie’s family to tell them exactly what happened.
Jim Morris from ? wrote at November 30, 2011:
Like the looks of the new site! If I may critigue a bit, I miss seeing the unit/years included with member remarks. Guestbook entry fields could use a little more definition as to what exactly you’re looking for. Anyway, always appreciate the opportunity to check in to see who posts. Thanks for all the good work you folks do!
Thomas G Hermann from Port townsend, WA wrote at November 28, 2011:
Nice to see the new format
Charles U. (“Charlie”) Wood, Jr. wrote at November 28, 2011:
I was the D/A C of S, G-5 (Civil Affairs) from Jan. ’74 to Sept. ’75, serving under MG Burton and MG Simmons. COL (later GEN) Otis was 3AD Chief of Staff when I arrived. Of note, the (then) Division Chemical Officer, Robert Orton later became head of the Army Chemical Corps.
Don Whelihan wrote at November 28, 2011:
Stationed at Coleman Kaserne , Gelnhausen. Glad to see this site has been improved, great job.
Eduardo C. Lomongo from Honolulu, Hawaii wrote at November 26, 2011:
Nice Site!!!! Old buddies and old friends from any of these units if anyone knows me, please sent me email.
al allen from 45th medical bn wrote at November 24, 2011:
Just looking for old friends I liked jGermany so much I went back after discharge got a job and stayed for 6 more years before returning to Salt Lake City, Utah. Retired from the V.A hospital pharmacy two years ago just enjoy riding my harley davidson now and traveling.
Jim Woodrum wrote at November 22, 2011:
Nice new webpage. Sgt E-5, 3rd Platoon, Friedberg, Ray Barracks, Germany. 1968-1970. Hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving and I wish the homeless veterans of US military services a safety holiday.
Edwin J. Tucker wrote at November 19, 2011:
The site looks good, but I’m having a difficult time finding guestbook entries from 6 Oct to present. Keep up the good work, and when I get by password I’ll be checking the member only sites.
William Gilmore wrote at November 18, 2011:
Just found this site through 503rd MP Co site. Sometimes really miss the currywurst and pomm frits with mayo. Don’t miss alert sirens or the cold or Graf. I have found a lot of old negitives of buddies and sights around area and hope to have some ready to post within a few weeks.
malcolm figas wrote at November 17, 2011:
i was stationed on the rock ayers kaserne from 1975-76 in aco 3/36,first sargeant was hippensteel,squad leader was sgt iglesias from guam,was at reforger,wildflicken,hornsfeld,etc. in the process of ets when my unit went to test for the eib badge and wish i would have stayed to get it,took the eib training but didnt do the test and regret it,oh well,anyone remember me? if so please contact.
rick ness wrote at November 16, 2011:
Hey You Guys,
I lived at Drake Kasernen until Rae Ann and I were married in Switzerland. I worked at Drake, doing officer’s personal actions until the office made the move to Edward’s Kaseren, renovated, and occupied ‘The Barn’.
I was approved an ‘over sea’s out’ and Rae and I spent the summer of 73 island hopping in the Mediterranean. While living in Frankfurt, we loved going to concerets and spending time with friends at each other’s houses.
Possible common friends?:
P&C Wartel
E Giles
C Christenson
M Saroca
D Leigh
G (Smitty) Smith
A Stevenson
The Powells
Any way, if anyone out there remembers the good times we had, with me or Rae and I, take the time to respond to our email and say Hi!.Thanks,
Rick & Rae Ann Ness
Al W. Benton wrote at November 15, 2011:
Wow—a great new web site. Congratulations on this accomplishment. Looks great! I hope it attracts and inspires those who served to visit and leave comments making re-connection easier! I visit every day hoping to find those I served with in KG.
John Silva from CAlif wrote at November 15, 2011:
Hi, new format I see, looks nice, Still hope I find some former friends here like Ken Luiser, or Mark Reddy or Hank Tabor or Ernie Garcia
William R. Oxenrider wrote at November 9, 2011:
Platoon Sergeant TOW Platoon
First Sergeant Echo Company
S3 after Echo was disbanded