Jan – Mar 2016 Guestbook

ARTHUR LOWDER JR. from MACON.GEORGIA BIBB wrote on March 31, 2016 at 23:50: Service: COLD WAR | Years: 1973-1975 | Unit: 3/36 INF. | Company, Battery or Troop: 3AD | Other: WPN | Comment: FRANKIE ALLEN, ROBBIE BLANKETSHIP, BOBBIE AMERSON ROGER L FENISON. LOVE BEING IN THE 3AD. OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. ONE OF THE BEST THING I HAVE DONE. AYERS, KASERNE. GO SPEARHEAD.
walter twyford from Arizona wrote on March 28, 2016 at 18:03: Service: cold war | Years: 9/65to1/66 | Unit: Davy Crockett section, HHC, 1/36Inf. Ray Barracks. | Company, Battery or Troop: Mr. | Other: | Comment: Left Freidberg Jan ’66 to Infantry OCS then to RVN with 2/35Cacti.
Bobby Baxter from Minnesota wrote on March 23, 2016 at 17:15: Service: Cold War | Years: 1981-84 | Unit: 503rd. Supply and Transportation | Company, Battery or Troop: B. Co. | Other: HHC | Comment: Looking for Veteran Friends, from 503rd. S&T, on Edwards Kaserne, to join the many in our Facebook group: 503rd. S&T Battalion.
Eric Stuart from Texas wrote on March 18, 2016 at 05:28: Service: before desert storm | Years: 1987 1990 | Unit: 4-34 | Company, Battery or Troop: HQ S-3 | Other: B4-34 | Comment: Hello all – hoping to conect with some of my awesome buddys from the day. Got out in Jan 90 and stayed as a german residant for a for years in Weisbaden. ciao ya all
Todd Kilgore from U.S.A wrote on March 8, 2016 at 15:06: Service: Cold War, Desert Storm | Years: 1990 – 1994 | Unit: 2/67 ArBn | Company, Battery or Troop: HHC | Other: | Comment: I was in the second section of the mortar platoon while serving in Freidburgh Germany. The Iron Dukes is what we were called and we were bad ass. A memory I will always be proud of. I was honorably discharged in December of 1994.
anthony rice from pa wrote on March 3, 2016 at 14:22: Service: cold war | Years: feb 1965 to July 1966 | Unit: 23rd eng bn | Company, Battery or Troop: Headquaters Co | Other: | Comment: There was a spec 5 in hq co name of Jack Markham during my time. Any relation to the BN CO Chuck Markham?
Curt Myers from Wi wrote on March 2, 2016 at 10:42: Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1988-1991 | Unit: 503rd FSB | Company, Battery or Troop: Company A | Other: | Comment: Captain Joseph G. Kime was killed March 1991 when his Humvee (HMMWV) hit a mine on a main supply route (MSR) on March 13, 1991. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery (Section 60, Grave 7718). His name is on a plaque with other veterans killed in action at War Memorial Park in Martinsville, West Virginia. From the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland: Joseph Kime II, of Charles Town, W.Va., said his son loved being in the U.S. Army. He was executive officer of a tank battalion. He grew up listening to his father’s stories about his service in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Gertrude Kime said she worried when he was sent over to the Persian Gulf and was glued to the television watching the war unfold. “When President Bush said the war was over, my heart dropped,” she said. The war ended on Feb. 27, 1991. Joseph Kime II said his son and his son’s commander flipped a coin to see who would lead a convoy back to Kuwait City on a supply run. Joseph Kime III, 38, lost the coin toss and went back. His Humvee hit a land mine on March 11 and he died on March 13, leaving behind a wife and two children.
Thom Cap from OH wrote on February 29, 2016 at 00:32: Service: Cold War | Years: 1966-1968 | Unit: 1/33 Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: Co. A 3rd Plt. | Other: 2-1 Cav Regt. VN 1969 | Comment: DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WHERE ABOUTS OF A MARKUS POWELL, FROM THE STATE OF OREGON? WHERE CAN I OBTAIN A COPY OF STAR AND STRIPES, JUNE 5th, 1967?
Eddie J Adams from ky wrote on February 28, 2016 at 21:06: Service: cold war. | Years: 1968 -1970 | Unit: 3/12 cav. | Company, Battery or Troop: B trp. 3/ plt. | Other: | Comment: My name fast Sgt. Adams Eddie was station in Budingen Germany from Oct. 1968 to March 1970 would like to get in touch with some of the Guys I was there with 3/12 cav B trp. 3/ plt.e-mail adamsbigasj@aol.com
Fred Swan from North Carolina wrote on February 28, 2016 at 19:33: Service: Cold War:1959-1965 | Years: 1961-1963 Ray Barracks Hq Co, 52nd INF Scout Platoon | Unit: Fort Knox 1959-1960.DCo,-3rd Bat. -2nd Regt.USATCA, fT kNOX | Company, Battery or Troop: 1960…USATCA Training Cadre D-3-2 | Other: 1964 USA-MP Com. Fort Devens | Comment: Desperately looking for anyone serving at stations noted at same time as me: 1961-63-Scout Platoon, Ray Barracks, Friedberg Germany, 1960 Fort Knox, Training Cadre Tank Commander … 1964 MP Company Stockade Prison Chaser..I have applied for PTSD and SLeep Apnea Benefits and need confirmations notes from Army Buddies since No Medical Records attest to service connection,,,thank all God Bless Brothers in Service to our Country.
Fred Swan from North Carolina wrote on February 28, 2016 at 12:22: Service: Cold War 1959-1965 | Years: Ray Barracks Friedberg Germany 1961-1963 | Unit: Scout Plt. | Company, Battery or Troop: 1941 | Other: | Comment:
Fred Swan from North Carolina wrote on February 28, 2016 at 10:12: Service: Cold War 1959-1965 | Years: Friedberg Germany 1961-1963 | Unit: Scout Platoon Hq Co, 2nd ARB, 52d Inf | Company, Battery or Troop: Co B 1st ARB 36th Inf | Other: Co A1st Bn 2nd Inf Ft.Devens MA | Comment: Fred Allen Swan, Scout Platoon Hq. Co, 2nd ARB 52nd Infantry ,Ray Barracks January 1961-March, 1963. Want to communicate with anyone who can connect me to anyone in the Scout Platoon or Hq Company 52nd Infantry. I am applying for VA Benefits and need someone to confirm my presence in the Scout Platoon…fredallenswan@yahoo.com 413 218 3281
Charles Musick from West Virginia wrote on February 28, 2016 at 00:08: Service: desert storm | Years: 1986-1991 | Unit: 23rd engineers | Company, Battery or Troop: Aco | Other: | Comment: I was one of the S.E.E operators spc Musick and my partner in crime was Ricky Herzog. It’s been a long time hard to remember names but did have some interesting times
Geoff Walden from Kentucky wrote on February 26, 2016 at 11:51: Service: Cold War | Years: 1979-1982 | Unit: 2/33 Armor, 1st Bde | Company, Battery or Troop: C Co., tank C-36 | Other: | Comment: Served in C Co. and A Co. 2/33 Armor on “The Rock,” 1979-82. Crew of C-36 fired High Tank in the battalion on Table VIII, Range 20 at Graf in summer 1980.
Reggie Fordham from New York,USA wrote on February 18, 2016 at 20:55: Service: 1981-1983 Cold War | Years: 1981-2004 | Unit: Regional Personnel Center Giessen Army Depot | Company, Battery or Troop: R.P.C. | Other: Personnel service center | Comment: Greetings fellow spearheaders,I served on Giessen Army Depot 1981-83 IN A Personnel Support Unit,I was the soldier responsible for printing your orders on the printing press and IBM copy machines,out a small print shop,all orders,PCS,ETS,AWARDS,PROMOTIONS,ETC,And I also made copies of needed docs,My MOS is what staples,office max does today. I pleased to come across this site : )
Michael Thiele from Germany wrote on February 16, 2016 at 19:39: Service: never :/ | Years: Never 🙁 | Unit: never 🙁 | Company, Battery or Troop: b commpany | Other: | Comment: hello soldiers, my father was in the 17th signal btn, he was a german but he was 4 years in the U.S. Army and he was reale proud of this. 2011, he died 🙁 i think, he would whish the 17th signal btn, THANKS ! Thanks for the best time of his life ! Sorry for my bad english, God bless america ! best wishes, michael from germany
Danny Petroski from WA wrote on February 12, 2016 at 20:48: Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1980-1990 | Unit: None | Company, Battery or Troop: None | Other: Navy | Comment: Wonderful information. I visit here often and find the information very helpful. Thank you so much for having such a great site. Another site I visit often is U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs. It’s a great site to learn about benefits for veterans, spouses, and dependents. I’ve learned so much from U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs that I started teaching classes around town to veterans groups, teaching them how to gather the right information for benefits, how to get an increase in benefits, who they need to talk to in the VA, and I make sure they visit U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs (http://www.veteranprograms.com) to get free stuff. Danny Petroski Navy Veteran
William (Billy) Jones from Georgia wrote on February 3, 2016 at 16:49: Service: Cold War | Years: 1961-1963 | Unit: 2nd ARB 36th INF | Company, Battery or Troop: C company | Other: | Comment: I served at Kirchgoens Germany (the ROCK) from Mar.61 until Oct.63. Had lots of good times and made many good friends as well as many trips to Graf, Honfels and Fulda Gap. Would like to hear from anyone that served during that time.
Michael Selitto from GA wrote on January 25, 2016 at 17:46: Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1989-1995 | Unit: 2/20FA Hanau, Germany and 1/5 FA Ft. Riley | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: Basic at Ft. Sill, OK | Comment: If anyone served with me, please contact me (even if you remember vaguely). I desperately need a “buddy letter ” verifying I snored while I slept. I was attached to a “special weapons” unit. All I can remember are last names of some people I served with: Delphi, Grimes, Rawlings, and Sgt. Grube based at Francois Caserne in Hanau, Germany.
Michael Harrington from Oregon wrote on January 17, 2016 at 04:33: Service: Cold War | Years: 1968 | Unit: 1st Bn 36 Infantry Mechanized | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: I was sent to Vietnam in July 1968. My storage. Locker was broken into and all my old uniforms, patches eats were stolen. I qualified for The Distinquished Infantry Squad for 1968 while serving in 1st Bn 136 Infantry Mech Before I was transferred to Vietnam. My patches designating “Distinquished Infantry Squad 1968” were stolen. I am trying to replace that patch for framing all the unit I served with and all awards. Has anyone have an extra patch they could let me have.
Trent Berry from Missouri wrote on January 15, 2016 at 05:14: Service: Southern Watch | Years: 12/99-11/01 | Unit: 509th SFS, 363d ESFS | Company, Battery or Troop: Alpha flight | Other: USAF Security Forces | Comment: My grandfather served in the 32d. Sgt Clinton D Bradley. He was wounded 28 Feb 45, and medevac’d home. He never would say much about his time over there, even years later when I was a kid. Is there anyone here, unit historians, etc., that can tell me something about his 3 Bronze Stars? I know those aren’t passed out with the rations. Any information is welcome. Y’all feel free to contact me by my email if you know something or someone who does. Thanks!
David Morrrale from Colorado wrote on January 11, 2016 at 04:40: Service: Cold War | Years: 1967-1969 | Unit: 3/33 3 platoon armor | Company, Battery or Troop: Company C | Other: | Comment: Hello to all my fellow veterans. I was just wondering why the Veterans of Foreign Wars does not consider cold war service a valid condition to join the VFW? I know of 3 people who died during the time I spent on the rock.
bud diamond from il wrote on January 10, 2016 at 00:03: Service: cold war | Years: April 1966-nov.1968 | Unit: 3rd armor | Company, Battery or Troop: b comp. | Other: | Comment: Like to hear from anyone serving at that time.
walter pressler from Pennsylvania wrote on January 9, 2016 at 13:10: Service: cold war | Years: 1986-1988 | Unit: 1/40 arty | Company, Battery or Troop: alpha | Other: changed over to c btry 2/20 arty | Comment:
Kim Weaver from GA wrote on January 8, 2016 at 16:38: Service: | Years: 1959-1961 | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: Would anyone remember SGT Kimsey L. Waddell?? I’m really not sure if I am posting this in the correct location but I have hopes..He was my dad and he passed on Aug.2 2015. I am starting my search of his past..would love to be able to find out more about it. He didn’t share a lot and I only have just a few pics of his time serving.
Kathy Jo Main Davenport from Georgia wrote on January 8, 2016 at 04:38: Service: Cold War | Years: 1965-678 | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: I’m an Army brat, does anyone remember John (Joe) Main…’don’t talk to him ’til he’s had coffee’
James Smith from TX wrote on January 7, 2016 at 20:45: Service: Cold war | Years: 1964-1966 | Unit: 122 maintenance battalion | Company, Battery or Troop: B Company Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen | Other: | Comment: I was a wheel and track vehicle mechanic.
Vance Riley from Riverview MI wrote on January 7, 2016 at 08:53: Service: Cold War | Years: 88 / 90 | Unit: 4/8 cav | Company, Battery or Troop: B co Buzzards | Other: nix | Comment: looking for my pard Chum aka Maurice Bennette
Chuck Gelazus from Illinois wrote on January 6, 2016 at 19:12: Service: Cold War | Years: 1973-1976 | Unit: 1/32 Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: B Company | Other: | Comment: Assigned to B Co. 1/32, Gunner for Lt. Buford Blunt.
merrill mitchell from iowa wrote on January 5, 2016 at 14:46: Service: cold war | Years: 1955-1958 | Unit: B co. 122 AOB | Company, Battery or Troop: B company | Other: | Comment: I received word today that Joe Miller passed away. He was a member of B company and Headquarters company of the 122 ordnance Battalion in 1955 thru 1958.
Herb lawson from tennessee wrote on January 3, 2016 at 23:26: Service: cold war | Years: 1964-1966 | Unit: 2/3 arty | Company, Battery or Troop: A btry | Other: | Comment: I was track driver/asistant gunner 3rd section. what a time on the rock. I was c/orderly twice, under col. Kiaser. played baseball & basketball . any body remember that skinny left hander? that was me. any body remember Ron Hamlin. what a athlete. I would give a million dollars for the friends and brothers i wish i could see again. God bless all who gave all. Herb Lawson alias The ROGUE.
Richard Burton from Minnesota wrote on January 3, 2016 at 23:07: Service: Cold war | Years: 1972-1974 | Unit: HHC1/32 | Company, Battery or Troop: S3 Operations | Other: | Comment: Base Friedburg W. Germany Arrived as a tank crewman M60 Could not process in because it was too late on Friday. Spent the weekend in a tank line company. Monday morning 11 new arrivals reporting for processing Top asked for a volunteer. That was me. Sent over to S3 ops to paint the office and never left. Became the clerk typist, Major’s jeep driver,had a M113, M577, Deuce and a half, 5 ton signed out to me. Became the Beetle Bailey and Radar O’Riley of the post.