Jul – Sep 1999 Guestbook

 

Guestbook Entries – July through September 1999 

 

Last_name: Soules
First_name: Ric
E_mail: FSoules@hood-ctsfmail.army.mil
Web_address: none
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1987-1991
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: HHC/1/48IN & A/4/18IN
Date: 9/30/99
Time: 10:17:18 AM
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Battalion Master Gunner and Operations Sergeant for then LTC St Onge, now a Major General. Went from NETT for Bradleys at Vilseck, gunneries and Hohenfelds through the last open maneuver REFORGER in 1988. Then reflagged to 4/18IN, 1SG for the Aplha Gators during Desert Shield/Storm with LTC Fulcher, now the CoS at Grafenwohr….


Last_name: Baldwin
First_name: Bill
E_mail: baldwin@jayco.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1987-90
Unit: 4-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 10:55:28 PM
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Served in Commo Section of 4/67. Would like to hear from other Bandits out there.


Last_name: Newman
First_name: Jim
E_mail: rdjrn@ipa.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1975-77
Unit: 3-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 8:19:23 PM
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Stationed at "The Rock" from 75-77 working in Bn S-3, 3/33 Armor. I still wish I could go down the street and get a beer and a brat that tasted like those did in Butzbach. Like to hear from anybody else out there that I might have served with.


Last_name: GRAHAM
First_name: Thomas
E_mail: grahamt@leav-emh1.army.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1980-1983
Unit: 3-5 ADA BN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 5:02:15 PM
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Spent three years as a LT there. We were the best discplined division in USAEUR. We had a great CG – now LTG(R) Ulmer and it was a great place to be.


Last_name: Pacios
First_name: Robert K.
E_mail: spearhead@cybertours.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 1944-45
Unit: 1-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 7:54:37 AM
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Joined A-36 at Fromental, France, on Aug. 19, 1945 as 60mm mortar squad leader. Promoted to platoon Sgt. in mid-December 1944. Wounded at Provedroux, Belgium, during the Bulge on Jan 10, 1945, and never returned to 3AD. A-36 has held well-attended annual reunions from 1983 to date (1999). I am friendly with both Bill Houtchens and Clyde Grubb, both of whom have signed on in the guestbook. Interestingly enough, both of them were serving in G-36 when A Company took an awful beating from Dec. 10-12, 1944 during the battle for Echtz-Hoven, Germany. During these three days we lost over 40% of our fighting personnel. To fill up the Ranks of A Company, 22 men were transferred in from D-36 and 22 men from G-36 on Dec. 19, 1944.


Last_name: Underwood
First_name: Michael
E_mail: cunderwood@power-net.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 4-7 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/26/99
Time: 9:50:52 PM
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Would like to see more information on 4-7 Cav since they were the division cav and was under fire. If I remember correctly, We had 2 killed and 14 wounded during this operation.


Last_name: Walker
First_name: Glen
E_mail: walkergt@mail.3ad.org
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955 – 1958
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 37th AIB
Date: 9/26/99
Time: 2:10:24 PM
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Jim is right. I was stationed at Friedberg with the 37th AIB in 56-58. Our quarters were the very last before the back fence. A couple of hundred yards behind the fence was the ammo and POL dumps. The very first thing we would do when an alert was called would be to look out the window and see if the dumps were still there. If the dumps were still there (and they always were) we could be pretty sure that the alert was just a practice. If we were still alive after five minutes, we knew it was just a practice.


Last_name: Walker
First_name: Glen
E_mail: walkergt@mail.3ad.org
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955 – 1958
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 37th AIB
Date: 9/26/99
Time: 2:02:05 PM
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Last_name: Augustus
First_name: Eric
E_mail: ericdawn@ptialaska.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1983-1984
Unit: 503d MP Co.
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 2nd Platoon (Gelnhausen)
Date: 9/26/99
Time: 11:38:25 AM
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Looking for others in the 2nd platoon during my stay there. E-mail me for contact. "Augie"


Last_name: Gerstein
First_name: Daniel
E_mail: gersteind@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1991-1991
Unit: 143d Signal BN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/26/99
Time: 11:22:05 AM
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Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 9/25/99
Time: 8:46:10 PM
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TA-DAH !!! This is my Final Guestbook entry !! – I’ll eventually carry-on in another 3ad.org site location. This responds to a couple of comments that an “air raid” siren would drown out background noises.

When you’re running (half-awake & on adrenaline) to your vehicles at about 2:30 in the morning, on a nice Wintry morning, and hear tank engine sounds coming from east of Gelnhausen (& in-between oscillations of the wailing Alert siren): In that kind of situation you’re going on instinct more than anything else . . . and instinct doesn’t have a lot of patience for evaluating the likelihood that the 14th Armored CAV [see P.S.] has prevented any surprise middle-of-the-night breakthroughs to Gelnhausen. Middle of the night agitated instinct hears tank engine noises apparently coming from up-valley on the eastern side of Gelnhausen (Coleman Kaserne is on the West end of Gelnhausen), and it assumes the worst, namely that one is hearing Soviet armored columns coming down the Kinzig Valley and arriving on the eastern side of Gelnhausen. For those who spoke too loud of their concerns about such matters (either, later during the Alert roll-out, or later still in the field or eventually back at the Kaserne), the response from the “old hands” was to the effect that if the Real Thing happens we’ll probably be strafed and bombed by Migs about the time the Alert siren goes off. (Such statements could be punctuated along the following lines, “Don’t you realize how close Coleman Kaserne is for the Russians? Why, 2 of their Migs coming in under the radar at tree-top level from the Border would cover the 45 miles to Gelnhausen in a couple of minutes. You could then just crawl out the windows of what’s left of the barracks rather than having to run down the stairs.”) P.S. The 14th Armored CAV’s main mission, in event of attack, was to fight a “falling back”, delaying action, against overwhelming odds, until US main force units (3AD Combat Commands) arrived at their GDP positions.

Also, I’ll write otherwhere’s of guard duty at the isolated ammo dump across the valley from Gelnhausen – i.e., the one on the side-hill in the trees (inside the fence was a combination of parked trucks & trailers, stacked ammo crates, and lots of trees). Again, the least fun guard duty there, especially for the one man perimeter & compound walking guard, was about 2:30 in the morning — the forest critters could snap twigs loud enough to sound like an East German infiltration “hit & run” squad member had just stepped on that dead branch . . . or so I’ve been told. It was generally agreed that they (not the forest critters) might be up to just testing us, and/or maybe trying to get away with something or embarrass the US Army (at the expense of the one-man guard walking patrol, who was out of sight of the other guard in the shack down the hill at the compound gate), etc.


Last_name: Martinez
First_name: Carlos A.
E_mail: avm5us@gte.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976-80,1985-89
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 3/12 Cav Budingen FRG
Date: 9/23/99
Time: 8:19:21 PM
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My first tour of duty was with 3-12 CAV Budingen My second tour was with 1-32 Armor Friedberg then renamed 4-67 Armor "Bandits" "BANDITS"


Last_name: DE MARS, JR.
First_name: Raoul A.
E_mail: demars@lewis.army.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1987-1989
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: Office Of The Staff Judge Advocate
Date: 9/23/99
Time: 4:16:42 PM
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Served as the Chief Legal Non-Commissioned Officer of 3AD. Departed to Fort Lewis in 1990.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 9/22/99
Time: 9:56:22 PM
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The following responds to several requests: it was the S2/S3 shop, Battalion Headquarters, 2d Armored Rifle Battalion, 48th Infantry, CCB, 3AD, Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen, Germany, including the Autumn of 1962. ( The Autumn of 1962 also included the Cuban Crisis & its effects on NATO in Europe in late October.)

Gelnhausen was about 40 miles, as the crow flies, from the East German Border. Maybe a little further if the crow flew up the Kinzig River Valley which pointed more or less towards the East German Border, East of Gelnhausen.

All due respect to the 14th Armored CAV stationed at the time at Fulda and Bad Hersfeld (i.e., the “Border Guard/Border Patrol/Trip Wire” folks), but apparently there wasn’t always confidence that we wouldn’t be surprised in the middle of the night by Soviet tanks on the eastern outskirts of Gelnhausen. I was made aware of this during the first few months at Gelnhausen.

The “Alerts”, including those to quickly move out to the GDP area, were announced by the Alert siren, known in some places as an air raid siren. Alerts would occur at any time – those dreaded most were the middle of the nighters. At some point, and during one of those Alerts, I noticed a couple of guys stop running, remove their helmets, and appear to be listening for something.

I later overheard a conversation in which an “old hand” was saying that in the snow the sounds of several engines together at the Kaserne would bounce off the valley on the Eastern side of Gelnhausen and echo back. I later learned, during an Alert, what he meant – it was an unsettling experience.


Last_name: Depuy
First_name: Steven
E_mail: couline@ptdprolog.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976-1979
Unit: 1st BDE HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CSC 2/32 
Date: 9/22/99
Time: 12:17:24 PM
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Joined service at 17, was at the rock 6 months before I turned 18. Like most everyone else, I spent 3 years partying instead of traveling. Except for 2 trips to Garmish and a bike road back from a train, didn't see the sights. I remember 2 months before my ETS Russia & China getting into it and putting us on a 3 day alert. We all thought it was going to hit the fan. Thanks for all the hard work Brian, the site is great. I check it out weekly and there always seems to be new stuff. Lets join up gentlemen, don't let the memory of what we did end up being a couple of lines in a history book.

Scouts Out


Last_name: Ridgell
First_name: Elbert
E_mail: eridgell@attmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: Jan 74-July 81
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/21/99
Time: 4:43:20 PM
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BN Commanders

Col Kelly until 75 Col Rutherford until 77 Col Griffin until 79 maybe early 80 and then Col Johnston or Johnson


Last_name: Harper
First_name: Michael
E_mail: harpermi@arcent.army.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/21/99
Time: 2:49:13 PM
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Served in the G-2 (3AD Terrain Team)


Last_name: Dalton
First_name: Paul
E_mail: p_dalton@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 45th FSB
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/21/99
Time: 9:35:29 AM
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Great site! When I left Gelnhausen in '91, our Battalion CSM, Mark Barber, gave us certificates for the 3AD Association. I thought I already HAD a life membership in the organization…

Is this a different Third Armored Division Assosiation?

Web Manager's note:  the Spearhead Association seems to have disappeared upon the division's inactivation in 1992.  No one knows where its membership rosters went or how it was actually organized.  There are currently two associations for 3AD veterans: 

"Third Armored Division Association (1941-45)" – composed of WWII veterans of 3AD.  Full membership in this organization is limited to WWII veterans of 3AD.

"Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans and Museum" – the association that runs this website.  Full membership in this organization is open to ALL veterans of 3AD, regardless of the era in which they served.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 9/20/99
Time: 11:23:36 PM
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Excerpt/Advance copy . . . EM distillations of overheard semi-official O1 & O2 conversations (& maybe an inhouse or visiting O3 or two) in Bn HQ staff, 2- 48 IN. (EMs loved to share such things among themselves, & maybe even enhance them a bit.) [Note: two groups of Bn HQ EMs: E5 & below; E6 & above. The higher graded EM group were themselves sources of some of this “overheard” info to the E5 & below group, both directly & indirectly.] Excerpt follows: “Again, the consensus seemed to be that the Soviets could easily be taught a persuasive 'lesson' if they attempted any such endeavor. We had accurate and sophisticated tac nukes and they didn’t, went the logic. The big concern seemed to be that the Russians would be foolish enough to test our resolve. Everything was kept in the context of a localized nuclear strike against overflowing Soviet forces, if it came to that. Once our resolve had been demonstrated (this included, among others, 2-48 & 1-33 advancing through nuclear terrain), the next part of the play-out was to be diplomatic negotiations to effect a return by both sides to the original lines.” (P.S. No, I'm not going to write even more of a book in the Guestbook . . . hopefully, above lines are destined for a non-Guestbook location.)


Last_name: Edgar
First_name: Daniel
E_mail: dedgar@sprynet.com
Web_address: dedgar@sprynet.com
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 88-91
Unit: 3-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/18/99
Time: 10:39:07 PM
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Stationed at AYERS KASERNE near Butzbach from 88-91. I Remember the Licher Bier, the 50-50 club, the Gyros and Pomme Frits, buying lots of paint for inspections, Monte Carlo Nights, the Red Light District in Frankfurt, the railhead, riding the train, Messing up the countryside on Reforger 88, hiding the bolts to our grease guns to make them lighter, washing MOPP suits in the laundryrooms against the rules and messing up the washers and dryers for unsuspecting follower users, Getting lice in Munzigan (French training post), THAT DAMN BAR THAT KILLED YOUR BACK IN THE GRAF BUNKBEDS, "Rangers Lead the Way", "Black Knights", Always being in the field during Octoberfest, drinking alot, rapelling out of our room with a rope tied to the radiator, dust, PT, Langoins, Battalion runs, drinking more, and of course: Graf, Hoenfels, Graf, Hoenfels, Graf, Hoenfels…

Good memories. Great memories. But really glad to sleep in a warm bed, take a hot shower, and do my own thing as a civilian. Been there and done that.


Last_name: Cool
First_name: Gary
E_mail: CKeanum@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1971-1974
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/18/99
Time: 9:57:17 PM
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I totally agree with Bryan. Come on guys,this site and Assn. is for us.The world may have forgotten us,if it ever even knew or cared,but we cannot and should not forget each other,what we did and stood for. JOIN UP!!!!! BANDITS!!!!!


Last_name: Curley
First_name: Harry
E_mail: harry_curley@ml.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 
Unit: 4-34 AR (8th ID)
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/16/99
Time: 10:55:22 AM
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I think this is a great web site. The rosters and information brought back some amazing memories. Hopefully we can all pull together to continue filling in the information with names, email addresses and pictures.


Last_name: broadway
First_name: derrick
E_mail: broadway7773911@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1994
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: Fire Support (FIST)
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/15/99
Time: 4:07:59 AM
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Great Site!!!!however I'm still looking for my Kuwait Liberation Medal (in the green box), i never recieved it. Where do I send pictures, etc. To add, you all are the best of the best!!!! "REDLIONS/GUNNERS" charlie fist alias Dick Bundy, out!


Last_name: Baker
First_name: Richard
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 
Unit: Other military unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 567th Engr. Co. (ADM)
Date: 9/15/99
Time: 2:53:49 AM
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Any info on the current status of Francois Kaserne?  I believe it is still in operation. Was stationed there in '84-'85 beside 1-40 FA. Then unit was moved to new kaserne that was built for Patriot missile battery. I know that at least one platoon of the 567th was to support the 3AD if the balloon ever went up, but I can't recall which one.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 9/14/99
Time: 11:00:42 PM
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Wasn’t watching my typing in last posting: should be “Germans’ ‘Fairy Tale Road.’” Also, carrying the incongruity or juxtaposition of the “Fairy Tale Road crossing the Fulda Gap” a bit further: During, for example, 1962 & 1963 when infantry units had the Davy Crockett “Atomic Mortar”, the intent during GDP exercises, whether prompted by some international incident or not, was to essentially target the avenue of approach in the Fulda Gap from the East to an area which, by extension, included the Fairy Tale Road. So, you might say that our plans included reacting to the approach of Warsaw Pact forces to Grandma’s House (or Hansel & Gretel’s house, or Cinderella’s house, or Snow White’s house, or Little Red Riding Hood’s house) by unleashing the tac nukes on them (& unfortunately, Grandma’s House and/or the others’ houses would likely suffer as a result). P.S. I don't recall lots of emphasis on CBR/radiation uniforms being issued to us during that time.


Last_name: Moyer
First_name: Kim
E_mail: Dottiegirl@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-91
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: also HHC (Headquarters Commadant)
Date: 9/14/99
Time: 4:22:54 PM
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Hey I was looking about and found this site and hope to find some old friends. I was in B CO 122 in Frankfurt before the gulf then went to work for SFC Lima at HHC. Would love to hear from anybody. Please e mail me


Last_name: Sedlock
First_name: Robert P.
E_mail: jerseypaul@worldnet.att.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955-56
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: Combat Command C – 13th AIB
Date: 9/13/99
Time: 7:19:21 PM
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Served with 3rd Armored Div. in 1955 at Ft Knox, Kentucky. Returned from Germany to FT Knox, Kentucky in 1958 with the 4th Armored Calvary unit under "Operation Gyroscope."




Last_name: DAVIS
First_name: KEVIN
E_mail: pmoose1@prodigy.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: JAN.83-AUG.85
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/13/99
Time: 5:55:06 PM
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LOOKING BACK AT BEING STATIONED AT RAY BARRACKS,IT WAS A GREAT TIME. I THINK I HAD MORE HOURS BEHIND A FLOOR BUFFER CLEANING THE "ELIVIS PRESLEY DAYROOM" THAN IN MY M60A3 TANK. I THINK MOST OF US WOULD AGREE WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY WE COULD NOT WAIT TO E.T.S.(SOUND RIGHT),HOWEVER IN HINDSIGHT, I WISH I STAYED IN. I MET A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE, AND HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES. I AM THANKFULL THAT I TOOK A TON OF PICTURES. I AM ALLWAYS SHOWING MY KIDS THE PICTURES FROM BEING IN THE FIELD TO THE TRIPS THAT WE TOOK (CAN'T SHOW THEM THE PICTURES FROM SPAIN). NOW THEY RUN WHEN THEY SEE ME REACHING FOR THE PICTURE ALBUMS. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR WHATS GOING ON AT RAY BARRACKS NOW, SO IF ANYONE KNOWS DROP ME A LINE, OR IF ANYONE ELSE WAS THERE AT THAT TIME DROP ME A LINE. (GO BANDITS)


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 9/13/99
Time: 1:26:14 AM
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Anyone have a picture of an M60 tank on a road march anywhere near the town of Steinau an der (or, “a.d.”) Strasse ? It took a while, after I arrived in Gelnhausen, to “pick up” on some of the historical significance of the surrounding terrain. I recall my first orientation was, when going by Steinau on a field trip, one of my fellow GIs said that Steinau had a monument to the Brothers Grimm “who wrote all those Walt Disney fairytales”. Just about the time that I felt “we” had something significant in our backyard I learned that the Brothers Grimm were originally from Hanau (& there were plenty of GIs in Hanau).

It did seem a bit incongruous that the GDP area of the US 3rd Armored Division was crossed by the German’s “Fairy Tale Road” (Deutschen Märchenstrasse). Some of the Road’s route lay through the southern outlet of the Fulda Gap — Starting at Hanau, the route goes by/through Gelnhausen, Wächtersbach, Bad Soden – Salmünster, Steinau an der Strasse, Schlüchtern, Freien-Steinau, Grebenhain, Herbstein, & on north. . . . Grebenhain has the Teufelsmühle, or “Devil’s Mill”.

Getting into the spirit of the Grimm Brother’s analogies, we all knew who the Big Bad Wolf was . . . he was sometimes thought of as wearing a Red Bear Suit & living in the Forest on the “other side”, behind Eisenach. We suspected he may have been a Polar Bear, all in white, who loved to romp at about 2:45 AM, early in the morning of the coldest winter day, by crashing through the Fulda Gap & surprising us as we ran/slip-slid for our vehicles.

P.S. Some GI German: “Strasse” in GI German is used in such phrases as “Across the Strasse” (where “Strasse” rhymes with “cross”). So, the GI German equivalent for Steinau an der Strasse is, “Steinau on the Strasse”.


Last_name: OCONNOR
First_name: VOLDA
E_mail: volda_oconnor
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 5-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/12/99
Time: 2:09:46 PM
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not enough info about awards recieved in all three campaigns for 5/18 IN

WEB MANAGER'S NOTE:  we are not really sure what else needs to be added:  5-18 Infantry received the Valorous Unit Award as part of 3d BDE for actions between 5 January and 19 May 1991 in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  The Department of the Army General Orders for this award are posted on this website.  This is the only unit award that 5-18 Infantry received, and covers three campaigns during the Gulf War.  


Last_name: Moyer
First_name: Elwood
E_mail: Moyer@Pavenet.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: 
Years: 1966-68
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/10/99
Time: 7:15:37 PM
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Hello

I've signed in before I just wanted to update my new E-mail address Moyer@Pavenet.net 2/32 3rd AD C Company KG (The Rock) 1966-68


Last_name: Worrell
First_name: Clark
E_mail: glayn@uic.edu
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 1941-1945
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: HQ Co. 3Bn 33AR
Date: 9/10/99
Time: 6:41:58 PM
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The above info is for my father, Lt. Clark Worrell. Anyone wanting information on Task Force Hogan or the Bulge can contact me at glayn@uic.edu.


Last_name: Ivie
First_name: William
E_mail: 
Web_address: wivie@oasiscorp.com
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1967-68
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 503rd Admin
Date: 9/10/99
Time: 2:46:20 PM
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Last_name: perez
First_name: jose
E_mail: jperez4869@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: N_A
Years: 1983-1985
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/9/99
Time: 9:21:16 PM
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I was assigned in 1983 to the Bandit Battalion, had chow at the Elvis Presley Dining Facility. I was a Pac Rat, and then the MailClerk, If you remember the Bandit Bus. JPerez4869@aol.com Ray Barracks, Friedberg, W. Germ.


Last_name: Richardson
First_name: Yong
E_mail: knurzel@msn.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1993
Unit: 4-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/9/99
Time: 4:00:00 PM
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keep up the good work. I was the Senior Medic for A company. I have some pictures from the desert, but only in prints. I'll be scanning these pictures soon.


Last_name: Danes
First_name: Greg
E_mail: gregorydanes@earthlink.net
Web_address: home.earthlink.net/~gregorydanes
Svc_period: N_A
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/8/99
Time: 9:28:50 AM
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Last_name: Zucco
First_name: John
E_mail: j.zucco@worldnet.att.net
Web_address: www.JohnZucco.com
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1970-71
Unit: 143d Signal BN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/7/99
Time: 11:22:17 PM
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Was with the 143rd signal battalion,Drake/Edwards kaserne in Frankfurt,from 1970-1971.


Last_name: Gann
First_name: Charles E.
E_mail: cgann413.bellsouth.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1957-1961
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/7/99
Time: 9:42:28 PM
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Last_name: pease
First_name: donald
E_mail: dpease@psghs.edu
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1986-1992
Unit: 2-227 AV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/7/99
Time: 6:08:41 PM
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Great site…currently a 3d Armored Division Association life member, and will attend all and any reunions.


Last_name: LANDERS
First_name: CHARLEY JO (C.J.)
E_mail: GRBIKER@GATEWAY.NET
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1991
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: FOXTROT
Date: 9/7/99
Time: 6:08:26 PM
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I WAS A 91A (MEDIC). I WAS DEPOLYED DIRECTLY AFTER I GRADUATED FROM AIT.

 


Last_name: Duke
First_name: Michael
E_mail: sirduke@planttel.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1984-87
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/6/99
Time: 9:01:03 PM
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Great site, I was suprised to find the Rock on the web I had some good memories and some that were as f-ed up as a football bat about 3AD. Most were good, I even started a novel, as of yet unfinished about my experiences. Do you have unit rosters from the battalions available or am I asking too much. Keep up the good work, will join when I can scrape up 25 extra smackers. Sgt. M.Duke (etsed) HHC 2/36 Inf Scout Platoon "Rangers eat their dead sir!"


Last_name: De Boer
First_name: Jay
E_mail: xcdat@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1984-1986
Unit: 3d BDE HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/6/99
Time: 3:46:11 PM
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Last_name: grubb
First_name: clyde
E_mail: 2oldcrows@prodigy.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 1943-45
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: co a 36th armd inf regt
Date: 9/6/99
Time: 12:35:09 PM
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If anyone is interested in contacting me regarding any information on the Third Armored Division please feel free to contact me at my son's email address below:

Michael Grubb 2oldcrows@prodigy.net


Last_name: MORRIS
First_name: DENNIS  
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 82-84
Unit: 1-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/5/99
Time: 9:24:54 PM
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Last_name: walker
First_name: herb
E_mail: northernpass@webtv.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 76-79|80-83
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 2/33(76-79)       1/32 (80-83)
Date: 9/5/99
Time: 1:14:07 PM
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11YRS. ACT./DUTY 19D/19E SSG. Its great to here about the 3AD.I have memories worth gold and would go back in a minute! Funny,I imagined 1/32 BANDITS ,still in Friedberg.Lost contact.Please inform me of the STAND_TO.in 2000. thank you very much.(3rdACR ..3tours Ft.Bliss) Herb Walker 10816 Sunstone Elpaso,Tx.79924 SCOUTS OUT!


Last_name: Minyard
First_name: Joseph
E_mail: JRMINYARD@WEBTV.NET
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1975-77
Unit: 3-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/4/99
Time: 10:55:01 PM
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I would like to hear from any of my old Army buddies out there. Drop me a line.


Last_name: DuCett
First_name: Alan
E_mail: duckmail@hbci.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1967-68
Unit: 45 Med BN
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/4/99
Time: 8:56:23 PM
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Updating my new email address. Anybody else from my era having trouble fitting into their old Class A's?!


Last_name: HARMON
First_name: DONALD
E_mail: c0117h@bbtel.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-91
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/4/99
Time: 8:28:25 PM
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just decided to look after getting in touch with another padre.


Last_name: Stone
First_name: Manuel  Kevin
E_mail: kdstone@dellnet.com
Web_address: 6852 heathermoore tr hillsboro,ohio 45133
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976 -78
Unit: 3-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: b co 3rd 32 fried burg,germ.
Date: 9/4/99
Time: 3:00:40 PM
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was in Aco 5/33 fort knox 1976 -77 Bco 3/32 freidburg ,ger. 77-78 g troop 2/3 acr 78-79


Last_name: WHEATON
First_name: GEORGE  W.
E_mail: gwheaton@tiac.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1959-1966
Unit: 2d BDE HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/4/99
Time: 12:37:29 PM
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Last_name: Hampton
First_name: Lee
E_mail: bltzkrg@starpower.net
Web_address: n/a
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1987-89
Unit: 3-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/4/99
Time: 2:47:44 AM
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Rangers Lead the Way… 3rd Platoon man I miss you guys. I almost think I miss the ROCK but not really. Well any of you Meat heads remeber SPC Hampton who shammed his last year in the Arms room with Cpl Killian, feel free to E-mail me. WORLD FAMOUS the ROCK!


Last_name: smith
First_name: john
E_mail: scudbait@alltel.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1992
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/3/99
Time: 9:01:16 PM
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I'm still trying to get in touch with anyone else who deployed from Gelnhausen to the sand box.


Last_name: Sedlock
First_name: Robert
E_mail: jerseypaul@worldnet.att.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955-1956
Unit: 13th AIB
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/3/99
Time: 6:28:58 PM
Remote User: 

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Served with the 3rd AD at Fort Knox, KY. 1955-56.

Returned to Fort Knox "Operation Gyroscope" with the 6th Armored Calvary from Landshut, Germany in 1958


Last_name: Neargarth
First_name: Greg
E_mail: gneargarth@mindspring.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1988-1990
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: E
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/3/99
Time: 3:01:59 PM
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I had just turned 19yrs old when I was assigned to the 3AD and was stationed in Butzbach. That first year was very difficult being away from home for the first time. Like most soldiers in my unit I could not wait for my ETS to get here. In the years to come after my time in Germany I have grown to miss those days and friends I made very much. I have often said these were my first real steps as adult and looking back now I have come to realize that was the most important period in my life. I cherish those memories and friends I made very much. I visited Butzbach in the summer of 1998 with my wife, it was depressing to see what had become of Schloss Kaserne but it still was nice to visit somewhere that had so much meaning to me. If I could ever to turn the clock back it would be great to go back to the days of hanging out with the guys of Echo Company again. If there is anyone out there from the old unit feel free to drop me a line.


Last_name: Laster
First_name: Frank
E_mail: scuba2@access1.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1984-89
Unit: 1-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/3/99
Time: 3:08:47 AM
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Last_name: Conger
First_name: Ernest
E_mail: genecong@tekhullogy.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955-58
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/2/99
Time: 12:27:28 PM
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Was B Co, 122nd Armored Ordnance Battalion and located in Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen.


Last_name: Wilhelm
First_name: Richard
E_mail: chart@bignet.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-92
Unit: 4-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 5:54:25 PM
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Hello to all my fellow VETS, Hope you are all doing well….Is the Welcome Inn still there?


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 2:40:32 PM
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1. In the below mentioned March 1999 issue of VFW MAGAZINE (in “Memories of the Iron Curtain”) the European component of the October 1962 “Cuban Missile Crisis” is mentioned by “Toni Richard Turk”, whose job skills included being a “Russian linguist” (“1961-63, 319th Army Security Agency Bn.”). Partial excerpt follows, “During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October . . . [t]here was a real sense that Russian tanks were about to roll across the border.” 2. Figure 5, page 133 of the 1967 book NATO WITHOUT FRANCE(by Carl H. Amme, Jr., Stanford, CA: Stanford University) diagrams the 14th Armored Cav falling back through 3AD lines in the Fulda Gap.


Last_name: VIA
First_name: BRIAN
E_mail: viabe@oh-arng.ngb.army.mil
Web_address: none
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1977-79
Unit: 3-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 9/1/99
Time: 2:32:51 PM
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really enjoy the website. would like to locate some of my buddies that were in at the time. currently full time member of the national guard as supply sergeant for a cavalry troop. this is alpha 35, "on the way"!


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/31/99
Time: 8:11:06 PM
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The March 1999 issue of VFW MAGAZINE includes the article “Memories of the Iron Curtain.” The compiled accounts include two from 3AD members, “Ronald T. Michel, B Co., 36th Inf. Bn., CCA” (August 1961) & “Christopher Gifford, 1st/2nd Bns., 36th Infantry” (1979-82). This article can be accessed via http://www.vfw.org/magazine/index.shtml. P.S. one of the guys at work is a member of VFW & told me about the story . . . there’s a follow-up in the May 1999 issue of VFW MAGAZINE – he had that copy @ work: it’s in the “May Mail Call”, but that particular part of the magazine isn’t available via internet.


Last_name: Moyer
First_name: Elwood
E_mail: Moyer@ix.netcom.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1966-68
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/31/99
Time: 6:53:07 PM
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Got to Germany in 67.Arrived at Ayers Kaserren via train and Jeep The Rock and the Armored Div was an experance I will not Forget Good and bad memories Went back to Germany in 1986 to visit a close friend stationed at Graff.Visited The Rock and was surprized at how little it changed and left with some great memories


Last_name: Drown
First_name: Rocky, PFC
E_mail: staffy@home.com
Web_address: http://members.home.net/staffy
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1960-63
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/29/99
Time: 1:55:47 AM
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I was battalion welder at H/H co, 2nd ARB, 36th Inf, CCA, Ayers Kaserne, in Kirsch Goens. Looking for Eldon Colson, Paul R. Clegg, Vernon Paul Mason, all there in 60 to 63 era.To those who know me, I haven't had a drop to drink, since 1975!


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/28/99
Time: 8:21:18 PM
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Come on, people, $25 for membership ain’t that much! (See my August 22nd Guestbook entry) For my fellow Cold War 3AD vets: the U.S. Army had for many years about 225,000 soldiers in West Germany . . . & 3AD, positioned astride the Fulda Gap, was in front of the great majority of them. We were basically the “out front” folks — the Border CAV units in the Fulda Gap were destined to fall back through our lines if the balloon went up & after initial skirmishes . . . at least according to one account. Again, there were about 10 times as many U.S. Army folks (about 200,000) in kasernes behind us, compared to our numbers. (Note: I’ve used the “GI German” version for the plural of kaserne.)


Last_name: Gaskin
First_name: Robert
E_mail: rwg3011@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1979-1982
Unit: 503d MP Co.
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/28/99
Time: 1:41:33 AM
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i would enjoy talking with members of the great days of the "503rd Traveling Circus"


Last_name: untalan
First_name: alan
E_mail: asku91@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 88-92
Unit: 4-82 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/28/99
Time: 1:28:27 AM
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Last_name: Fleshman
First_name: George
E_mail: reassg@midusa.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1985-1988
Unit: 503d S&T BN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/27/99
Time: 10:51:43 PM
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Great to find this site! All former B. Co., 503rd Spt. Bn. members can contact me at anytime!


Last_name: chism
First_name: john
E_mail: jchism@ticnet.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 55-58
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB–HHQCOMPANY
Date: 8/27/99
Time: 10:11:20 AM
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THE WEB SITE IS REALLY LOOKING GOOD. RECENTLY JOINED ASSOCIATION. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. HOPE YOU THE BEST.

J CHISM


Last_name: CORNELL
First_name: JOE
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1988-1990
Unit: 45th FSB
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/26/99
Time: 5:25:47 PM
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JUST CHECKING IT OUT.


Last_name: William
First_name: Couch  J
E_mail: BMCouch@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 
Unit: 83d Recon BN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/26/99
Time: 4:04:21 PM
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I gyrosope To Budingen from Ft Knox in May 1956 with H/H trp 83 RCN, which was renamed 3 RCN 12 CAV in 1957 I have the original year book, 3AD Ft Knox. I wish I could do it again.


Last_name: STONER
First_name: STEVE
E_mail: steve.stoner@bergenbrunswig.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1973-75
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/26/99
Time: 3:52:36 PM
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Arrived February 1973, it was the coldest winter since the Battle of the Buldge. It was so foggy we could not even see the buildings as the bus drove onto the Post. We arrived at Ayers Kasernen THE ROCK, the garden spot of Germany. I was assigned to 2/32, C Company, 5th Platoon. Our Company shared the same billet with Combat Support Company, and we were a very rowdy group to say the least, but we were the best at our job when it came down to field manuvers and gunnery. I can say honestly that I was glad when my ETA came, but I would not trade any of the memories and friends I made when I was stationed over there. Victory or Death/Go Outlaws Respectfully Steve ( HI-FI ) Stoner


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/26/99
Time: 3:04:38 PM
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Looking for confirmation that Graf was cancelled for some 3AD units in January 1963 due to the maybe on-going reverberations from previous October (’62)’s DEFCON 3 Alert (This was USAREUR’s participation in what was called at the time the Cuban Crisis). Graf or no-Graf, the Winter of 1962-63 broke some records. According to LIFE, TIME, NEWSWEEK, & U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT issues from about Dec. ’62, Jan. ’63, etc., the winter of 1962-63 was “the coldest winter in 90 years.” (Units from CCB, for one, didn’t go to Graf that winter.)


Last_name: Ridgell
First_name: Elbert Gene
E_mail: eridgell@attmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1974-1981
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/25/99
Time: 5:52:09 AM
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I was stationed in Friedberg 'Ray Barracks'. I was known as Short Round, bumpy, Regg, Ridge, Burgermeister, Black Kraut – Close Friends called me that) and so on. I was an 45R Turret Mechanic. I ETS'ed July 81 but still live in the Friedberg area. I still visit the old post from time to time, But they really expanded the size of it around 83-83. I coached the post basketball team to 2nd place losing 2 games. I just let them play and pull them out if they started dragging feet. Well, let's see who I can find, I meet a lot of people during my BANDIT days….


Last_name: Mazzadra
First_name: Peter
E_mail: pmazz30aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1968-1970
Unit: 3-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/24/99
Time: 9:18:11 PM
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I was stationed in Kirch Gons (the rock) in 1968


Last_name: Mora
First_name: Aldrin
E_mail: aldrinmora@hotmail.com
Web_address: none
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1987-90
Unit: 4-7 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 3-12 CAV HHT
Date: 8/24/99
Time: 12:35:21 PM
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Why is it that when I was there all I could think of was getting out, but now I cant stop thinking of the good times. I miss all the good friends I made: Bates, Dunlap, Farr, Stephenson, and everyone in 3rd platoon (Bandit Plt). If any of you guys read this give me a call at (909)312-3903, and we will get together, "rent a car" and go out. Ha Ha Ha!!!! Maybe even go to the "top-10". Ha Ha!


Last_name: Holmes
First_name: Thomas
E_mail: Black5G@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-91
Unit: 4-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/24/99
Time: 12:00:27 AM
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This is a great site. Hopefully as it continues to grow there will be more contact with the people that served with the unit. Academy Rocks the House!!


Last_name: Beaver
First_name: Larry E.
E_mail: lbeaver@netzero.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955-1958
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: Service Btry
Other_unit: Hq HQ 32med tank bn.  [suppl
Date: 8/23/99
Time: 9:59:04 PM
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Was at ray barracks, Friedberg 1956 -1958HQ HQ 32med. tank bn. looking for any one there then ,was in supply driving truck.  Larry Beaver Georgia.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/22/99
Time: 10:53:02 PM
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Looking at the aerial view of Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen (available at the bottom of the Introduction), & seeing those two old German barracks on the far side of the pond and the street going up the hill behind them, reminds me of when 1-33 Armor parked some of their M60 tanks in the “parking” area between those barracks & the street. (that parking area can’t be seen on the aerial, as the view is blocked by the barracks.) The M60s were lined up side by side, with their exhaust end facing the street. (Note: the majority of 1-33’s M60s were parked down in the tank/track park, which is at the left of the aerial photo & is partially covered by a roofed structure . . . it was just a dusty/muddy field in the early days.) Back to the M60s between the 2 barracks & the street: There were two ways of walking up/down the hill: on the sidewalk on the far side of the street, or on the M60 side of the street. . . . If it was late in the evening one could walk past those sleeping monsters with some reassurance that they would stay asleep. At other times & even though it appeared they were going to stay quiet, it was much more risky to walk too near them. There could be folks inside one or more of the tanks who might be the first one in the row to decide to turn the motor over just about the time the walker was walking right behind the tank exhaust. Sometimes two tanks fairly close together would turn their motors over at about the same time. Woe be to the walker who got caught in such circumstances! It was as if the Lions from Hell decided to break their silence with some Roars from Hell, plus some nice hot exhaust breath. I must admit I had some “near misses” — & I definitely observed others getting surprised by the Lions’ Roar.

P.S. to Readers: I sent in my application several weeks ago. My understanding is that if you DON’T have a printer you can e-mail your US postal mailing address to Brian Hatheway, requesting an application form via US Mail, & he’ll send you one. {This should be a LAST RESORT, since they’ve listed 3 other ways of getting the form.} Sending the application out to you via US Mail is somewhat of a Catch-22 however, since the postage money has to come from somewhere. Also, Brian likely has a heavy duty programming schedule for the 3AD site, so it’s not like he has a lot of spare time for mailers, especially if you all can generate your own copies of the application. Another Also (I may be talking out of school here): consider sending in your proof of 3AD service later, if you can’t find anything right away. The main issue is to get signed up for membership. (maybe write on the form that your 3AD “proof of service” will be forwarded in the immediate future, as soon as you find it.)


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/20/99
Time: 9:23:11 PM
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Oktoberfest

I recall two different types of Oktoberfests in Germany: one type was in Munich & was sponsored by the Germans. The other type occurred in German forests and was sponsored by the U.S. Army. The German forest one was by invitation only and included wearing web gear, helmet, & carrying weapons, at all times, including when going to the meal pick up area. The evening meal area was not well lit (lighted?). One variation of evening meal etiquette which I witnessed (& participated in) was to carry your full meal container to a nice standing, no-low-branches, tree trunk; then turn around & back up to the tree; then kinda slide down the tree to the ground to a sitting (or squatting) position, while balancing the food container & U.S. rifle, M14. P.S. Sometimes it was so dark that you had to feel your way to a tree, while doing the balancing routine.


Last_name: hill
First_name: james
E_mail: skip 107
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-91
Unit: 4-34 AR (8th ID)
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/20/99
Time: 4:43:33 PM
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I was a 91b medic assigned to hhc 4-34 AR during the the Gulf War.


Last_name: Dempsey
First_name: Arthur W., Jr.
E_mail: DempseyXng@aol.com
Web_address: na
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1956-59
Unit: 45 Med BN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/20/99
Time: 6:12:12 AM
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I became a member of the "reorganized" 3AD at Fort Knox, KY when it was a training unit for later "gyroscope" to Germany. It was a minor disappointment that Gibbs Kaserne, at Frankfurt-am-Main was not mentioned as a "Kaserne of the Division". I have "bookmarked" the website for further reference. Keep up the good work!


Last_name: Kennedy
First_name: Gordon
E_mail: kennedyg@mail.pjsnet.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-91
Unit: 503d FSB
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/20/99
Time: 5:32:56 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 95)

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Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 10:27:51 PM
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Today’s Part Four — Towns in or near previously mentioned general maneuver area: Wittgenborn – Waldensberg – Leisenwald – Brachttal – Spielberg – Streitberg – Schlierbach – Udenhain – Hettersroth – Hitzkirchen – Wolferborn – Kefenrod – Bindsachsen – Gelnhaar – Hirzenhain – Merkenfritz – Wenings – Gedern – Birstein – Ober-Sotzbach – Unter-Sotzbach – Ober-Reichenbach – Unter-Reichenbach – Fischborn – Ober-Seemen – Mittel-Seemen – Kirchbracht – Radmühl – Wettges – Salz – Lichenroth – Völzberg – Hartmannshain – Grebenhain – Bermuthshain – Ober-Moos – Eckardroth – Kerbersdorf – Sarrod – Ulmbach – Ürzell – Fleschenbach – Freiensteinau – Hintersteinau – Günzenau – Nieder-Moos – Reichlos – Metzlos – Bannerod – Nösberts-Weidmoos – Weidenau – Magdlos – Wallroth – Kressenbach – Breitenbach – Hauswurz – Buchenrod – Flieden – Rommerz – Brandlos – Hosenfeld – Neuhof – Giesel – Zahmen – Steinfurt – Altenschlirf – Schlechtenwegen – Schletzenhausen – Hainzell – Blankenau


Last_name: Kachiros
First_name: Pete
E_mail: crudgeon@arn.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1973-75
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: F Co. 122 Maint. Bn.  
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 7:59:08 PM
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Thanks


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 7:58:28 PM
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Today’s Part Three:

Today’s Part Four (Final Part) will list some town names from an area in what might be called a southern approach lane of the Fulda Gap between the Vogelsberg highlands to the North, and the Hohe Rhön uplands to the South. The area which encompasses these towns (& others) might be familiar to many from, say, Gelnhausen, who participated in Alert exercises to the Field, FTX’s, and other assorted excursions in the general area. Note: we maneuvered in areas further North at times, up between Fulda & Bad Hersfeld, & back towards Lauterbach, etc., but generally stayed more toward the above-mentioned “southern approach lane.” I recall reading the German village signs & trying to find a pattern in the ones that had unter, mittel, ober, nieder, etc., as if each town name should occur in a logical set, IF in fact ONE of those prefixes occurred. Example, why have separate towns called upper & middle something, but none called “lower”? (There were ways about the Germans that baffled me, all apologies to my Grandfather Martin from Herrenzimmern, SE of Bad Mergentheim.) The two town names I most readily recall from the maneuvers (they just got stuck in my mind for no particular reason) are, Neuhof and Hünfeld. (Hünfeld was between Fulda & Bad Hersfeld.)


Last_name: Thompson
First_name: Gary
E_mail: gary_thompson@goshenfidelity.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: N_A
Years: N/A
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 5:06:34 PM
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My father, Ray E. Thompson served with the 3AD during WWII. He passed away in 1952 when I was 3 years old. I am trying to communicate with anyone who may have served with him. Thank you for your assitance.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 3:20:05 PM
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Today’s Part Two

First Field Trip, the Early Part: It seems I had barely learned such stuff as my first “GI German” word, “mox-nix”, and that many GIs’ name for Germans (at the time) was “Rads”, when it was time to go to the Field. I learned that mox-nix could be used in almost as many ways while speaking as an American word that begins with an “f”. In fact, I learned that the two words could be used together, kinda like the best descriptors from both German & American !!

So, when the time came for leaving on the first field trip I got my first ride in an M113 !!! Note: track riding was not one of the events at the signal school I had attended prior to going to Germany. Early impressions from my first ride in the back of the track: (1) no matter where you put your legs the vibration would shake your leg bones & make them itch, but you couldn't scratch leg bone itch; (2) if you were in the back of a track with the top hatch closed & the track came to a 90 degree corner, you might get thrown half-way across the back of the track if you weren’t quick to hunker down. Later, when they opened the top hatch I got handed a mox-nix stick, which opens up another can of worms about GIs, mox-nix sticks, German drivers, limited visiblity & German drivers, narrow winding roads & German drivers, wider roads & German drivers, space between convoy vehicles, etc., etc.

I later pieced together the following first small leg-bone of that field trip: down the hill we went toward the main gate of Coleman Kaserne & through that not very wide gate, (especially not very wide for tanks) . . . . When we got to the German highway we executed one of those 90 degree turns in order to wake everybody up in the back of the track & headed West , away from the Russians, toward Roth (maybe that wasn’t such a bad idea). After passing Roth we headed toward Lieblos . . . but then we turned North, like maybe we were going to be going toward the Russians after-all. We were on the road to Büdingen . . . but after Gründau (I think) we turned off the Büdingen highway & started heading more toward the East . . . through Hain-Gründau & past Breitenborn.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 12:42:42 PM
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Today’s Part One

I arrived at Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen on the first Sunday of September, 1962, several hours after arriving by ship at Bremerhaven. As the bus took us up the hill to HHC 2-48 INF we noticed lots of activity & folks heading toward what we found out was a German-American Day event at the ball field, kind of an Oktoberfest. A comment made by one of my fellow passengers to no-one in particular: “Do they let the Germans walk around on Post every weekend ?” ( He was most distracted by seeing several German young ladies.) We were soon to find out otherwise. When we checked in at the barracks & were shown to our 5th floor quarters the comment was made to us, “You better enjoy this as much as you can today, because we are all going to the Field next week.”


Last_name: Dato
First_name: Joe
E_mail: joe_dato@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-91
Unit: 4-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 5:45:19 AM
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I was with Bco from 88-90 then went to Dco for CAT in 90, but was deployed to persian gulf on advanced party on Dec 13, 1990.


Last_name: Dato
First_name: Joe
E_mail: joe_dato@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 4-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/19/99
Time: 5:22:38 AM
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Last_name: Jonker
First_name: Ronald
E_mail: earhead6@webtv.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 89-91
Unit: 3-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/18/99
Time: 12:07:05 AM
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Cool site!!!! I will continue to check back with this site for progress. Keep up the good work.


Last_name: GOLLAHER
First_name: Michael
E_mail: ogollaher@bigfoot.com
Web_address: http://homes.arealcity.com/OGabriel/
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 91-92
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/16/99
Time: 11:56:04 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.61 [en] (Win95; U)

Comments

forgot to include my full e-mail address! (ogollaher@bigfoot.com)


Last_name: GOLLAHER
First_name: Michael
E_mail: ogollaher@bigfoot.com
Web_address: http://homes.arealcity.com/OGabriel/
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 91-92
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/16/99
Time: 11:55:50 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.61 [en] (Win95; U)

Comments

forgot to include my full e-mail address! (ogollaher@bigfoot.com)


Last_name: GOLLAHER
First_name: Michael
E_mail: ogollaher
Web_address: http://homes.arealcity.com/OGabriel/
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1991-92
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 148 Public Affairs Det, IDARNG
Date: 8/16/99
Time: 11:53:56 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.61 [en] (Win95; U)

Comments

As a public affairs officer of the 148th PAD (Field Svc), we were called up Dec 7, 1991 and served along with the DIV PAO of HHC. I was attached to the Division Main.

I wrote the short history of the detachment's involvement in the GW, published in the History of the Idaho National Guard.

I have many photos, including the post war operations in Safwan, etc. I wrote several stories published in several magazines which you may eventually want to include here, including one on a silver star winner, PFC Braddish (if I recall his name ok just now).

Let me know how I can help y'all out. I am especially keen on ensuring our small unit's contributions to the division's efforts in the GW are included in this MOST EXCELLENT site!

Michael M. Gollaher


Last_name: Small
First_name: Lloyd
E_mail: ArmorColonel@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: N_A
Years: none
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: Trp A, 2nd Sqdn 9th Cavalry
Date: 8/16/99
Time: 6:46:53 PM
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I'm a lieutenant colonel, Armor Branch, in the US Army Reserve presently serving with US Army Space Command in Colorado Springs. My father, SSG Lloyd A. Small, was a member of Company G, 5th Bn 33rd Armor Regt during WWII. He is still living and will be 84 yrs old on August 29. In 1996, I was in Germany as part of Operation Joint Endeavor and visited many of the places my dad's unit operated around during the war; especially, in the Ardennes. I am personally thrilled, as an Armor officer, to see a great division such as Spearhead "kept alive" through this site. Godspeed. Lloyd V. Small LTC, AR, USAR


Last_name: Berger
First_name: Dan
E_mail: berger@transport.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-91
Unit: 3-8 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/13/99
Time: 11:33:09 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 98)

Comments

I was a tanker in B co. 3/8 Cav in Gelnhausen, from November 1988 to September 1991, looking for other 1st platoon dogs!


Last_name: Anderson
First_name: David
E_mail: dande10285
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1975-1976
Unit: 3-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/12/99
Time: 8:15:30 PM
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Comments

I served as a armor crewman in 3/32nd and am looking for the iron dukes insignea for a tatoo.


Last_name: PACKER
First_name: DAVID
E_mail: ANIMAL220@AQL
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1981-83
Unit: 1-48 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/12/99
Time: 2:51:23 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 98)

Comments

I WAS ACTUALLY WITH COMBAT SUPPORT COMPANY UNTIL IT WAS DISBANDED IN 1983 AND THE SCOUT PLATOON WAS MOVED TO HHC.


Last_name: Reiss
First_name: Clinton
E_mail: thereisses.aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-92
Unit: 4-7 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/12/99
Time: 12:31:08 PM
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Did 4-7 Cav receive any unit awards such as VUA? Anyone else out there from A troop?


Last_name: dorschel
First_name: ward
E_mail: gtmld@msn.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 1945-1946
Unit: 3-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/12/99
Time: 11:58:08 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; MSN 2.5; Windows 98)

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Oriole Red Medics. Landed approx. 3/15/45 leharve, france. went as far as Halle, germany. bunked with slater, sweas, and ritter. (Tiny tanisawa was the mail clerk)this was after the division was deactivated. we were stationed in Ludwigsburg.


Last_name: Brothers
First_name: Lawrence
E_mail: Pubja@ix.netcom.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1978-81
Unit: 45 Med BN
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/11/99
Time: 9:51:27 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)

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Great Site Webmaster

Come on you Delta Dog vets let me here from ya it's been awhile


Last_name: Martinez
First_name: Victor
E_mail: spartans_301@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976-1979
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/11/99
Time: 8:37:00 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT)

Comments

looking for anyone from ayers kaserne B. Co during 76-79. Would especially like to speak to weapons platoon members. RANGERS!!!!!


Last_name: Stathes
First_name: Jimmy
E_mail: spartans_301@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1991
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/11/99
Time: 7:40:41 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT)

Comments

I am having problems downloading the membership application.


Last_name: battaglia
First_name: clint
E_mail: battdm@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1991
Unit: 5-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/11/99
Time: 6:29:04 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

Comments

best division I have served with to this date. Anybody from B co 5-5 cav still around from desert storm look me up.


Last_name: 
First_name: 
E_mail: 
Web_address: battdm@aol.com
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1991
Unit: 5-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/11/99
Time: 6:21:53 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

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good site


Last_name: MacClay
First_name: Jim
E_mail: jjmacclay@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 84-90
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 3/33-4/8 alco B co 3/33,HHC BDE
Date: 8/11/99
Time: 4:49:57 PM
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I miss Gelnhausen!!! Also SSG Wills below. Please contact me! I have some information on people we know, can't connect with your e-mail address.


Last_name: WILLS
First_name: SSG DAVID L.
E_mail: DLW19KSSG
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1884-1992
Unit: 4-8 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 3-33AR & 4-8CAV
Date: 8/10/99
Time: 9:48:20 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.0; AOL 4.0; Windows 3.1)

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I was a gunner in the platoon that won the 87 CAT TROPHY and also a proud member of the 4/8 Cav during Desert Shield/ Desert Storm. Proud to serve as a Spearheader from 1984 to 1992. Would love to hear from any of the Brothers in Arms!


Last_name: Smith
First_name: Timothy
E_mail: t.smith@vtest.filtec.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1971-72
Unit: 3-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/10/99
Time: 6:55:19 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Win32)

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Last_name: CORNELL
First_name: JOE
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: 
Years: 1988-90
Unit: 45th FSB
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/10/99
Time: 1:18:11 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.06 [en] (Win95; U)

Comments

JUST CHECKING IT OUT


Last_name: Upton
First_name: Raymond
E_mail: ri99ray
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1964-67
Unit: 3-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/10/99
Time: 12:09:52 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; AOL 4.0; Windows 98; CNETHomeBuild03171999)

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Looking for anyone stationed at 1st. brigade 3rd 36th Inf1964-67


Last_name: Neargarth
First_name: Greg
E_mail: gneargarth@mindspring.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1988-1990
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: E
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/10/99
Time: 10:44:01 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 95)

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Have great memories of the time I spent in Butzbach and glad I served with the 3AD.


Last_name: Booth
First_name: Edward
E_mail: c/o:j.zucco@worldnet.att.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1966-68
Unit: 503d S&T BN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/10/99
Time: 2:01:54 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; MSN 2.6; Windows 98; AT&T WNS2.5)

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" The tic tac bar"!!!!!!


Last_name: McCann
First_name: Forrest Ray
E_mail: forrestraymccann@excite.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1992
Unit: 23d EN BN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/9/99
Time: 9:48:00 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)

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I would like to find more info on TF 23d Engr. If you have anything on them I would like to hear about it, and by the way where are all 23d Engineer buddies?


Last_name: Dudley
First_name: Hal
E_mail: wolfcsm@mail.n-link.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1981-1991
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 3-12 Cav 
Date: 8/9/99
Time: 12:42:05 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.61 [en] (WinNT; I)

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Last_name: johnson
First_name: hal
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 78 -81
Unit: 3-12 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/8/99
Time: 11:58:32 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; MSN 2.6; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

Comments

could not find any thing on the 12th cav i was with them from 1978 to 1981

Webmaster note:  3-12 CAV is on the way.  In the next week we will post a table that lists all the unit designations and reflaggings within 3AD from 1956 to 1992.  This table will follow the changes from 83d Recon Battalion to 3-12 CAV to reflagging to 4-7 CAV.  Probably in about three weeks, we will also post an updated "Kasernen & Barracks" section with photos (we are VERY short of photos from Armstrong Barracks, so would appreciate any images we could get).  Sometime in the fall, we will post a site dedicated to the Divisional Cavalry (DIVCAV) Squadron.  It will all come with time…


Last_name: NASSENSTEIN
First_name: ROBERT L.
E_mail: robert1934@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1967-68
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: E
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/8/99
Time: 9:40:41 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.06 [en]C-gatewaynet  (Win98; I)

Comments

If there is anyone that remembers me. Please E-MAIL me,Thank You!


Last_name: Ching
First_name: Channing
E_mail: chan@hgea.org
Web_address: 
Svc_period: 
Years: 1972-1974
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/8/99
Time: 8:07:30 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows NT; DigExt)

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Thanks for doing the research on Jimi Hendrix. So he was a screaming eagle with the 101st Airborne Division during the 60's. Sir you mentioned that you also serve with the 101st AB. Why would a sane person jump out of a perfectly safe aircraft is beyond me. Anyway "AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY". Oh, and by the way you and Mr. Hatheway and also the others are doing an suberb job with the association.SCOUTS OUT!!!!


Last_name: WEISS
First_name: TONY
E_mail: GTX25@HOTMAIL.COM
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1991
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: MORTARS
Date: 8/7/99
Time: 11:34:03 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows NT; DigExt)

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LOOKING FOR THE "MORTARS" OF HHE 4/18 INF. COLEMAN KASSERNE.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/7/99
Time: 1:59:37 AM
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The photos of Pres. Kennedy’s visit to Fliegerhorst in June 1963 brought back memories of the preparation for that event. In no particular order, here goes: Seems like we spent many, many days preparing for an event that lasted a few minutes … but that shouldn’t strike most readers as that unusual. I vaguely recall that Gelnhausen's portion of the prep work included work details initially round-tripped to Fliegerhorst on a daily basis . . . but as the event time grew nearer, some folks got to reside @ Fliegerhorst overnight (in tents in a field; but for viewing entertainment there were fireflies zipping thru the air outside the tent in the early evening). A notable recollection from that time: twas the first time I’d seen USAF folks in the field . . . I only saw EM’s, but their fatigue uniform amazed me: while we were obliged to wear our boots, combat, with our fatigues, the AF EM’s in one of their tents nearby wore low quarters with their fatigues !!! (No, not some kind of boondockers – rather, regular ‘ol Class A low quarters: … reminded me of our uniform of the day on that pleasant one week&change troopship ride to Europe, where, if you were unlucky, you were obliged every day to mill around out on the stern of the thing for a big carnival ride for about 37 hours a day, while smoke from the stacks somehow found you, prepping your stomach for chow-time.) Back to Fliegerhorst: I believe that most every vehicle that went there for the big day got a new paint job . . . the sides & tops of vehicles got painted that familiar shade of green, & stuff toward the vehicle bottom received some nice black paint. Seems like someone was concerned that Kennedy might see way down the columns & find something which hadn't been painted for a while. Maybe someone out there will confirm or deny the following: it was said that certain patches of asphalt were painted green to make the uniformity of the grass boundaries “look better” if perchance Pres. Kennedy decided to look down from his helicopter at that particular crossing point. P.S. No disrespect intended to the gravity of the times, namely June 1963; Kennedy's speech a few hours later when he got to Berlin; etc. However, when you're close to the ground as an EM, say, below the E6 level, you tend to notice the things right in front of you, rather than the Big Picture, especially when it all starts out as a work detail.


Last_name: Ching
First_name: Channing
E_mail: chan@hgea.org
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1972-1974
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/6/99
Time: 6:29:19 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/3.01-C-MACOS8 (Macintosh; I; PPC)

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Came up on an interesting tidbit about celebrities who served with the 3AD on the website; Axel Rose of "Guns and Roses" was stationed at Ayers Kaserne (the ROCK) during the earlier 80's with 2/32 Armor; he even has a tattoo of his unit crest on his arm, including the numerous other tattoos that he has. I heard somewhere that Jimi Hendrix also served with the 3AD in Germany during his stint in the army. If anyone has any info on this, I'm curious to know. SCOUTS OUT.

Webtream note:  As for Jimmy Hendricks in the 3AD – I don't believe that is correct, however, Jimmy Hendrix did serve in the 101st Airborne Division, 3d Brigade (former 73d Airborne) in the 3-187th Infantry circa 1965. Hendrix didn't fullfill his service obligation.

 


Last_name: JONES
First_name: ALAN
E_mail: ACJ10@EXCELONLINE.COM
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 82 – 84
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/6/99
Time: 11:27:05 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; CNETHomeBuild051099)

Comments

ALSO SERVED WITH HHC, WHERE I WORKED IN THE S-1 SECTION BEFORE GOING TO C COMPANY.


Last_name: POPE
First_name: MICHAEL
E_mail: LTFIREMAN@AOL.COM
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1963-65
Unit: 503d PSC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/6/99
Time: 12:14:53 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

Comments

I WAS PART OF THE 503D ADMINISTRATION COMPANY , STATIONED AT DRAKE – EDWARDS KASERNE.


Last_name: Hills
First_name: Kenneth
E_mail: kennethhi@debitel.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-91
Unit: 2-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/5/99
Time: 8:59:08 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 95)

Comments

What unit awards did 2/67 get during the gulf war i was one of the 8th inf soilders from 3/7 cav that were assined to 3 ad when we got back we returned to 8ID most did not receive any medals or order can you help???? kenneth hills cmr 419 box 964 apo ae 09102

Webmaster's note:  the 2d Battalion, 67th Armor was awarded the Valorous Unit Award as part of 3d Brigade, 3d Armored Division for combat actions in Operation Desert Storm.  The award was officially announced in Department of the Army General Order No. 14 of April 1997.  The relevant pages of this order are posted in Acrobat *.pdf format on this website.  You can download and print these.  Combined with proof of service in the unit during the listed period of time should be sufficient to get the award notated on your records.

Also, if you arrived in Southwest Asia in January 1991 or earlier and stayed with 2-67 Armor into June at Camp Doha, you are probably also authorized the Overseas Service Bar (OSB – "Combat Stripe") on your lower right sleeve.  To get this award, you need to have arrived sometime in January 1991 and stayed in theater until at least 1 June 1991.

 


Last_name: SALAS
First_name: ANATALIO
E_mail: ajsalas84@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-92
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/4/99
Time: 11:11:54 PM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT)

Comments

iwas told of this web by a fellow spearhead, well i should say gunner. i've waited a long time to get with someone from our old division and unit.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 8/4/99
Time: 5:18:24 PM
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Then there was the time in Spring 1964, before S3 Air, 1-48 INF, had their own separate FAC Track, that we took the S3 M577 to an area north of Hanau for Forward Air Control practice & other fun. I recall we were set up in a wide valley running East-West & were in contact with the AF. . . . The Jet Jockeys informed us they’d be making a pass from the West over our position. . . . So, those of us that weren’t wired to a radio set climbed on top the 577 & stood there watching toward the West. Suddenly it felt like the Hand of God had reached down & tapped us: those sneaky Jet Guys (2 planes) had circled around behind us & did a low level pass over us from out of the East & just a few feet above the 577. The first we knew about it was when the sound & jet breathe hit us . . . in an instant the thought occurred to each of us that we might be knocked off the top of the 577. Then we noticed shredded paper falling out of the sky near us . . . (obviously the Jet Guys could somehow drop paperwork on us). Reassembled, the notes read something along the following lines: "You have just been strafed and killed, courtesy of the [number] Fighter [Interceptor?] Squadron, ‘The Flying Red Dorks’” . . . I vaguely recall their airbase as being Hahn, Bitburg, or Spangdahlem. The two jets on the strafing run were, I believe, F100 Super-sabers.


Last_name: Forsee
First_name: Frederick E.
E_mail: fred4cmn@rconnect.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 56-58
Unit: Other military unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 32 Med Tank Bn  "B" Company
Date: 8/4/99
Time: 11:09:22 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 95)

Comments

I am surprised that the 32nd Medium Tank Bn was not on the pull down as Elvis Pressley was in "C" Campany.

Webmaster's note:  the list of units on the guestbook does need updating.  We are looking for an effective solution to this because 32d Tank Battalion and other units have served under two to three flags over the period between 1956 and 1992.  As you might imagine, this could lead to an almost excessively long list.  We WILL address this with time though.  In the interim, during the week of 9 August or 16 August we will post a table that will chart the many reflaggings and redesignations of 3AD units.


Last_name: Hollingsworth
First_name: Wilburn
E_mail: b_h@swbell.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: N_A
Years: 1973-77 , 1978-82
Unit: 2-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 8/4/99
Time: 12:37:49 AM
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.61 [en]C-SBIS-NC404  (Win95; U)

Comments

When arrived in Germany in 1973, I was assigned to A Co. 3/33 Armor. In 1975, I was moved to A Co. 2/32 across the parade field. Where I remained until leaving in Feb. 1977. Then I returned in Sep. 1978, to A Co. 2/33 Armor and remained until 1982.


Last_name: Lawson
First_name: Evan
E_mail: evanlawson@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955-58
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: Co B 37th AIB & Co. B 2nd ARB 52nd Inf. CCC
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; MSN 2.5; Windows 98; EASY INTERNET; DigExt)

Comments

Members of my units please contact me at evanlawson@hotmail.com or Evan O. Lawson–305 Threadmill Rd.–Dalton, GA 30720. Thanks


Last_name: Hein
First_name: Douglas A.
E_mail: heinster@earthlink.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1992
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 95; DigExt)

Comments

Stationed in Gelnhausen Party on 2ND Platoon


Last_name: Baker
First_name: Karla
E_mail: bake9361@uidaho.edu
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1991
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.05 [en] (Win95; I; 16bit)

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Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; BPA 4.01 SP1)

Comments

I only wish this site had been on-line earlier. It would have been a great help in my attempts to explain to fellow workers, most of whom didn't have a clue. Presently, I can at least point some to 3AD.org.

In Memoriam, This is dedicated to GB & VS, two who have passed on.


Last_name: McCann
First_name: Forrest Ray
E_mail: forrestraymccann@excite.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1992
Unit: 23d EN BN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)

Comments

I'm glad that someone has not let the 3AD fade away.


Last_name: Yeager
First_name: Steve
E_mail: syeager@multipro.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1963-1969
Unit: 4-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 6th Corps
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 98)

Comments

Served with, as far as I know, the only 32AR Army Reserve unit at Jeffersonville, IN (near Fort Knox) until 2/28/68 when the unit was inactivated.

Webmaster's note:  this comment was very helpful to us in nailing down dates on the lineage of 4th Battalion, 32d Armor.  We appreciate the input.


Last_name: LaRose
First_name: Joseph
E_mail: latour90@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1974-75
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 503rd Finance Company – 3AD
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

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Last_name: Stineman
First_name: Mike
E_mail: stinedawg@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: 
Years: 1983-1984
Unit: 1-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; MSN 2.5; Windows 98)

Comments

Like to talk to unit members serving during that period. Stationed in Freidberg.


Last_name: Ballantine
First_name: Michael
E_mail: mbtine@concentric.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1985-87
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/3.0Gold (Win95; U)

Comments

I had a lot of fun there…just thought I'd post this to see if any of my old buddies are out there somewhere…


Last_name: ABNEY
First_name: MORGAN   F
E_mail: MSGTGBB
Web_address: @ aol.COM
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955/58
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 122  ARMORED ORD BN
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

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Proud to have been one of the firs 100 men to be assigned to the divisions Ord Bn served her proud and faithful breaks my heart to see her redesignated would love to be able to contact the men of the fighting C of the 122AOB Never was there one that people were closer went from Ft Knox to Friedberg with her and she holds a place ve3ry dear in my heart Morgan F Abney RA 13 52 55 54 US Army ret Morgans Automotive 709 West Veterans Memorial Blvd Killeen Texas 76541 AC254 554 3315 any one reading this from the old company feel free to call me if you have to call collect


Last_name: Robinson
First_name: Jeffrey L
E_mail: rjhunter@gte.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976-1982
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: C Trp 3/12 Cav
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98)

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It distresses me that I could spend 6 1/2 years of my life in a small Kaserne (Armstrong Barracks) and you don't even have my unit listed! I garuntee it was not a dream. Cav is the best, to hell with the rest SEMPER PARATUS!!

Webmaster note:  we're working on getting all units listed.   Although not yet specifically mentioned by name, 3-12 Cavalry (DIVCAV) is present in references to 4-7 CAV.  Around 1988, 3-12 CAV was redesignated to 4-7 CAV, and served as such through combat in Desert Storm.  It later redesignated to 1-1 CAV after the inactivation of 3AD, and today serves as the Divisional Cavalry squadron of the 1st Armored Division.  It is still stationed at Armstrong Barracks.  (Prior to all these redesigations, 3-12 CAV/4-7 CAV/1-1 CAV was known as 83d Reconnaissance Squadron.  It held this designation through WWII and the early days of 3AD in Germany in the late 1950's.)


Last_name: WESTMAN
First_name: ROBERT
E_mail: bwest@dtgnet.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-92
Unit: 2d BDE HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 98)

Comments

"DIG IN BERM UP"


Last_name: Slate
First_name: Eddie
E_mail: drevan59@hotmail.com
Web_address: http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/calicouple
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1977-1979
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.6 [en] (Win98; I)

Comments

I would just like to say that being here at this site has brought back many fond memories of my tour of duty in Butzback at Schloss Kaserne. Thank you!. I have many pictures in my scrap books of my comrades in arms while I served in germany, If you would like scanned pictues let me know!. Sincerly Spc4 Eddie W Slate


Last_name: Emanuel
First_name: Eldon   (TEX)
E_mail: A64GALAXY@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1962-1966
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: B Btry 2/27th Arty
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 98)

Comments

Always enjoyed the 3rd Herd and it was good to me also…I went from E5 to E8 while there and only wish Graf and "Witches Tit" was not part of the tour,Col Harry Davis was CO and a fine man to be under. Ray Barracks and Freidberg along with Bad Nueheim was good living and holds memories along with the dozens of great soldiers that made up the 27th Artillery Bn. Thanks for a good web page


Last_name: swenson
First_name: Harley
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 42-45
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 98)

Comments

Would like to hear from anyone who knew me!! I do not have email capability but I would love to hear from you by mail or phone Harley Swenson 204 Lakeside Drive Fairfield Bay, Arkansas 72088 501-884-6430

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!!


Last_name: Burch
First_name: Larry
E_mail: llb5958@home.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-92
Unit: 4-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.5 [en]C-AtHome0405  (Win98; U)

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Last_name: Lynch
First_name: Wm. Craig
E_mail: clynch@den.pdsinc.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1991
Unit: 1st BDE HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.05 [en] (Win95; I ;Nav)

Comments

Good Luck in all the future endeavors of all that served in the Gulf.

Carl Webber where are you? Still not in Doha I hope <grins>


Last_name: Alvarado
First_name: Santos 
E_mail: Collector@t-online.de
Web_address: www.incar.com
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976-79
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: F Btry 333rd FA (TAB)
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.08 [de]C-DT  (Win98; I)

Comments

Trying to locate anyone that served on the unit,also let it be known,that the old kaserne is now a bank.


Last_name: Alvarado
First_name: Santos 
E_mail: Collector@t-online.de
Web_address: www.incar.com
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1976-79
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: F Btry 333rd FA (TAB)
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.08 [de]C-DT  (Win98; I)

Comments

Trying to locate anyone that served on the unit,also let it be known,that the old kaserne is now a bank.


Last_name: Brewer
First_name: Michael
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.03C-MOTSPS4.03 (Macintosh; I; PPC)

Comments


Last_name: Richey
First_name: Truman
E_mail: jtrichey@wcc.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: N_A
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.04 [en]C-NECCK  (Win95; I)

Comments

My father-in-law, Ripley Albert Snyder was in the 3rd Armored in WWII He is 86 and getting around very well. He has a purple heart and the campaign medal with five bronze stars. Purple Heart earned 06/29/44 I am just researching for him. I myself am a Vietnam Vet. Thanks. Truman Richey.


Last_name: Murray
First_name: Kevin
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 77-79
Unit: 2-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

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Sationed at the Rock from 77-79. Love to here from anybody I served with.


Last_name: Butler
First_name: Ellis O.
E_mail: SAdcox1184@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 1941-1945
Unit: 3-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: G
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/2.0 (compatible; MSIE 3.02; Update a; AOL 4.0; Windows 95)

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Last_name: Heare
First_name: Ronnie
E_mail: spursfan26@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1992
Unit: 4-82 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 98)

Comments

I Am trying to find out what awards were given to the unit while in Desert Shield/Desert Storm. I know we received the Valorous Unit Award. Was there anything else?

Webmaster's note:  so far, the only unit award for 4-82 FA in Desert Storm is the Valorous Unit Award.  There have been rumors for years of the Humanitarian Service Medal, but so far this has not actually come to pass.  If you arrived in SWA in January and left on June 1 or later, you are authorized the Overseas Service Bar ("Combat Hash Mark/Strip") on your lower right sleeve.


Last_name: Noble
First_name: Thomas
E_mail: 75541.102@compuserve.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; MSN 2.5; Windows 98)

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I'm signing the guestbook for my father, Tom Noble, who was a photographer for the 3rd Armored Division in World War II. He is 85 years old, and is living in Parachute, Colorado. Still standing tall at 6'2", and breaking lady's hearts. — Josie Noble


Last_name: PULLIZI
First_name: ANTHONY
E_mail: AMTHEARM@AOL.COM
Web_address: 
Svc_period: WWII
Years: 42-45
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 703 TANK DESTROYER
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; MSN 2.6; AOL 4.0; Windows 98)

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LOOKING FOR TANK CREW JAN.6 1945 BELIGUM ,C.CO.703 TANK DESTROYER BN. 2ND PLATOON


Last_name: Ricciardone
First_name: Joseph
E_mail: ricciardone@lancast.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1964-1966
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT)

Comments

As a 17 PFC I served with the 2nd Bn 32nd Armor as a Wheel/Track operator (M60A1s, M113 APCs, M114 Scouts and 21/2-5 ton trucks etc.) on Ayers Kaserne, Kirch Goens the "ROCK." At that time the Rock had no paved road ways, few trees and was not considered the the garden spot of Germany to be stationed. I grew up on the Rock, had some hard times-many good ones, made many friends and have many fond memories.


Last_name: Ibanez
First_name: Jason
E_mail: jwibanez1@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; DigExt)

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Great Site. I was the NBCNCO for A btry 2/3 FA during desert storm. Just looking around. 'Master Gunners'


Last_name: Aiken
First_name: Donnie
E_mail: daiken@home.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-92
Unit: 23d EN BN
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98; AtHome0101)

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Iam trying to locate some friends from the 23rd Eng BN. This is a great site!!!!


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT; BPA 4.01 SP1)

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Comments in the news recently about people being able to recall where they were when they heard that Pres. Kennedy had been shot. At Coleman Kaserne in Gelnhausen the earliest bits of information were learned in the evening in the barracks. After much initial scepticism that the rumor could be true, the next reaction by many of the troops can best be described by the following phrases: "Here we go again"; "the Russians did it"; "we're all going to take a drive up near Fulda tonight"; "Why hasn't the Alert siren gone off yet?"


Last_name: moyer
First_name: kim
E_mail: Dottiegirl@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 88-90
Unit: 122d MSB
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: also hhc
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; AOL 4.0; Windows 98)

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Last_name: Raymond
First_name: Michael
E_mail: WR19@irwin.army.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1987-91
Unit: 4-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
HTTP User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT)

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D, 2-32 AR 1987-90 D, 4-67 AR 1990 (CAT)no competition due to deployment B, 4-67 AR 1991 (PLT moved from D co for deployment)


Last_name: KING
First_name: WILL
E_mail: lonewolf_69_1999@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-91
Unit: 4-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/21/99
Time: 12:16:14 AM
Remote User: 

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SERVED IN 4-32 AR BN MORTAR PLT WAS ONE OF THE 8ID VOLUNTEERS WHO CAME UP AND DEPLOY WITH THE DIVISON ANYONE HAVING ORDERS ON ALL THE DUI/RUI AND HUMILITARIAN AWARDS WE WERE AUTHORIZED I WOULD APPERICATE THE HELP. I'M GLAD THAT SOMEONE TOOK THE EFFORT TO SET UP THIS SITE IF POSSIBLE I WILL BE AT THE REUNION I'M STILL ACTIVE DUTY. THANK YOU SGT WILL R KING

Last_name: Langan
First_name: Jerry
E_mail: re_cap@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1957-58
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/20/99
Time: 10:24:11 PM
Remote User: 

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Looking for friends stationed at Drake Kaserne Frankfurt,Germany 1957-1958 in division headquarters G-3 section


Last_name: COHRAN
First_name: GENTRY
E_mail: cohrans4@prodigy.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 11/66 thru 4/68
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/20/99
Time: 2:05:00 PM
Remote User: 

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Looking for the ole guys I serve with:  John Pastor, NY, Wayne Seiler, Mich, Richard (Fish) Martin, IL, Charlie Johnson, GA, Victor Rubin, NY, PA/FL, Ronald Vought, FL, Larry Watson, Alaska/OK, Glenn Hallmark, TX, (2LT) Shurtz, IL, David Delatorre, CA, Barnard Ripley, MA. These names and states are from 1968, some may have changed. All info appreciated. Contact me: Gentry Cohran 9367 Buchanan Hwy. Dallas, Ga. 30157 or see my email address above.  Also had two buddies in 2BN/27FA (Mullins and McClure from KY).


Last_name: McLaughlin
First_name: Michael 
E_mail: cripmm@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 2-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: B/HHC
Date: 7/20/99
Time: 12:27:25 PM
Remote User: 

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I'm looking for anyone else who served in 2-67Ar from 1988 until 1992. This site is pretty good.


Last_name: 
First_name: 
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1967-69
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 3rd recon squad 12th cav
Date: 7/20/99
Time: 12:06:24 PM
Remote User: 

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Budingen. Armstrong barracks


Last_name: Butler
First_name: Floyd
E_mail: tbutler@seanet.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1958-1960
Unit: 83d Recon BN
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/19/99
Time: 1:53:47 AM
Remote User: 

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Stationed in Buedingen With recon


Last_name: Abbott
First_name: John H.
E_mail: johnh@a-znet.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1959-60
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 52d Armored Rifle Battalion
Date: 7/18/99
Time: 11:00:28 PM
Remote User: 

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I was in HQ Co., Personnel Unit from May, 1959 to November, 1960 at Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany. Would like to hear from anyone who was with me. The CWO was a guy named Nelson.


Last_name: McNamara
First_name: William
E_mail: wmcnam5514@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1968-70
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: Service Btry
Other_unit: 2nd battalion27th arty
Date: 7/18/99
Time: 6:00:43 PM
Remote User: 

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Had a good time 68-70


Last_name: Prevette
First_name: Richard
E_mail: rprevette@mediaone.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1977-1979
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/16/99
Time: 9:10:18 PM
Remote User: 

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I was stationed at Schloss Kaserne in Butbach, FRG from Dec 1977-Dec 1979. I have many pictures from the area. My brother, David Prevette, was also stationed at Ayers Kaserne (The Rock) around this same time period. I could scan some of the pictures and e-mail them if you would like. I heard that Schloss Kaserne has been abandoned by the U.S. Army now. If I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me.

Richard Prevette 609 North Ashbury Ave. Bolingbrook, IL 60440 630-972-1572 rprevette@mediaone.net

Web Manager's note:  I was at Ayers Kaserne and Schloss Kaserne in May of 1999 year on a one-day layover in Germany.  Most of the buildings you will remember on Schloss were demolished over the past eight months.  The only buildings left standing were the "Schloss" itself, the other 18th century buildings, the U.S. built gym, and only ONE of the WWII/1930's era barracks.  All the rest were torn down.  See the "Kasernen & Barracks" section of this website to see circa 1999 photos of Schloss Kaserne.  BAH.  

 


Last_name: tuttle
First_name: 
E_mail: 
Web_address: 
Svc_period: 
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/16/99
Time: 1:55:59 PM
Remote User: 

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Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 7/15/99
Time: 4:08:24 PM
Remote User: 

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In his 1995 book MY AMERICAN JOURNEY (NY: Random House, p. 53), GEN Colin Powell mentions several of his fellow lieutenants from his tour at Gelnhausen ( ca. Dec '58 to Dec' 60 in 2d ARB, 48th INF). One of those named on page 53 is Jim Lee. I arrived at Coleman Kaserne in Sept '62 for a 2 year tour to end-of-August '64. From sometime during my tour there I vaguely recall a 1LT Jim Lee who was said to have "been at Gelnhausen before" (maybe just a coincidence?). I also vaguely recall that the day 1LT Lee received his promotion to CPT, he and his driver did a jeep "once around" the cul de sac, receiving salutes as a new CPT.


Last_name: Heare
First_name: Ronnie
E_mail: spursfan26@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-1992
Unit: 4-82 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/15/99
Time: 10:23:29 AM
Remote User: 

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Last_name: Ching
First_name: Channing
E_mail: chan@hgea.org
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1972-1974
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: Combat Support Company- Recon Platoon
Date: 7/15/99
Time: 1:23:47 AM
Remote User: 

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Mr. Hatheway, thanks for doing the research on 2-36 Infantry, I always wanted to know what happened to the battalion. However, I very curious to know how the 3-5 Calvary(2-36 Infantry) did in Operation Desert Storm. Outstanding Website. SCOUTS OUT.


Last_name: Raines
First_name: Jack
E_mail: jackraines@usa.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: N_A
Years: 1998
Unit: Other military unit
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/14/99
Time: 1:40:34 PM
Remote User: 

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Looking for PVT E2 Jusin Williams


Last_name: Walker
First_name: Glen
E_mail: gwcr@email.msn.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1955-58
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: D
Other_unit: 2nd Bn, 52nd AIR
Date: 7/14/99
Time: 12:41:39 PM
Remote User: 

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I went RA right out of high school in 1955. (my sons simply do not understand this) I went thru basic at Ft. Knox with Co. B 37th AIB. (later designated 2nd Bn, 52nd, AIR)In june 1956 I went to Germany in operation gyroscope. I was at Friedberg. When the US's were discharged in 1957, I transfered to D company to replace their supply sgt. I've been searching for a site like this for years. I would dearly love to hear from some of the old war-horses. Buford Perkins – are you out there? How about Smitty, Miles, Lt. Manley?


Last_name: Davis
First_name: Edward
E_mail: davise@tsbemh1.stewart.army.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1973-1977,1987-1991
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: C/B 4-8 Cav.
Date: 7/14/99
Time: 7:25:59 AM
Remote User: 

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Just saying hello and that time fly's when your having fun.


Last_name: Wiprud
First_name: Larry
E_mail: wiprud@ocar.army.pentagon.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-91
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/13/99
Time: 11:50:25 AM
Remote User: 

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Last_name: sweet
First_name: ronnie
E_mail: sweetronnie@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1988-90
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: HHB Divarty
Date: 7/13/99
Time: 6:43:05 AM
Remote User: 

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just want to get in touch with my friends that is was stationed with.


Last_name: JILLSON
First_name: LARRY
E_mail: LPJ1037@AOL.CON
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1971-73
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: Service Btry
Other_unit: 2/27FA
Date: 7/12/99
Time: 10:46:55 PM
Remote User: 

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STATIONED AT "RAY BARRACKS, FRIEDBERG,GER.I WAS IN THE AMMO SEC, WE HAD "155MM" SP. HOWITZERS


Last_name: RIVERA
First_name: LUIS
E_mail: flipperluis@yahoo.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 4-8 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/12/99
Time: 5:38:13 PM
Remote User: 

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Currently OPS SGM 1st SQDN 7th Cav


Last_name: WEITH
First_name: GORDON
E_mail: weithgdc@gateway.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-92
Unit: 3AD Div HHC
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 3AD Div Staff
Date: 7/12/99
Time: 12:57:08 PM
Remote User: 

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Looking for friends in the Northern Virginia and Vermont Areas, as weel those i served with.


Last_name: Soules
First_name: F.B. "Ric"
E_mail: fsoules@hood-ctsfmail.army.mil
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 87-91
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/12/99
Time: 12:48:13 PM
Remote User: 

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Bn Master Gunner and Operations SGT, 1-48 for then LTC Bob St. Onge ( now a Major General) Battalion Operations SGT and 1SG (A Co), for then LTC Bob Fulcher (COS, 7ATC), great combat leader and friend.

" A/4-18, Best Damn Infantry Company Ever"

"Gator 7"


Last_name: Arneson
First_name: Charles
E_mail: arneson@nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1987-1991
Unit: 143d Signal BN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/12/99
Time: 10:27:00 AM
Remote User: 

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I was in 2nd Brigade, Iron Brigade, from 1987 to 1988 and reassigned to 143rd Signal Bn as their S3 Officer from 1988 to 1990. I served as the Assistant Division Signal Officer, ADSO, during the division's transition to MSE as well as during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Thanks for a great WEB site and association. I am currently the Professor of Military Science at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. If I can be of any help please let me know. SPEARHEAD!!


Last_name: Cool
First_name: Gary
E_mail: CKeanum@aol.com
Web_address: same as above
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1971-1974
Unit: 1-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/10/99
Time: 8:12:29 AM
Remote User: 

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Looking for veterans of my unit during above time frame. Also,any photos,or written histories of unit.


Last_name: WHITE
First_name: DENNIS
E_mail: dswhite@bene.baynet.de
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1984-89
Unit: 4-7 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/10/99
Time: 5:49:12 AM
Remote User: 

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REQUEST INFORMATION ON SFC THOMAS LaFONTAINE, HEARD HE HAD PASSED AWAY THANKS AND GOD SPEED


Last_name: Reish
First_name: John
E_mail: johnreish@worldnet.att.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1978-1981
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 503rd Finance
Date: 7/10/99
Time: 2:27:47 AM
Remote User: 

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I like your site. You forgot one kaserne and at least one unit. 503rd Finance (3AD Finance) started out in Frankfurt and in the mid 70's moved to Depot Kaserne in Giessen. I cashiered in Giessen and at the Forward Support Teams in Kirch Goens and Friedburg.


Last_name: Culp
First_name: David
E_mail: dmc36@gateway.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1989-1991
Unit: 3-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/10/99
Time: 12:16:48 AM
Remote User: 

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Last_name: Creasman
First_name: Jimmy 
E_mail: jimmyl@redriverok.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1987-89
Unit: 2-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/9/99
Time: 1:49:16 PM
Remote User: 

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I would like to here from any outlaws that were there from 87-89. great site


Last_name: Stokes
First_name: Randy
E_mail: freeway10@juno.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1984-86
Unit: Other military unit
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 2-6 FA
Date: 7/9/99
Time: 11:21:52 AM
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Last_name: Nugent
First_name: James
E_mail: JNugent139@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1986-1989
Unit: 2-67 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: SCOUT Platoon (if you ain't CAV…)
Date: 7/9/99
Time: 9:32:00 AM
Remote User: 

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Hola!

just hoping that I can say "Hey" to any of the former scouts, and mortars (and those kick assed mechanics) from HHC 2/67Ar Bn

nuge, the, 1ea. OD Green in color out!


Last_name: Wilkinson
First_name: Ben
E_mail: saber11X@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1966-67
Unit: 2-36 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/9/99
Time: 8:41:55 AM
Remote User: 

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Very much enjoyed this web site. I really enjoyed my time spent at KG, although most of my time was spent in the field!!


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1962-64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 7/8/99
Time: 7:42:06 PM
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Here's how Stuart Loory's 1973 book introduced the 3AD: "The 3rd Armored–or Spearhead–Division [is] headquartered in a suburb of Frankfurt, and its units [sit] astride one of the traditional invasion routes from the East into the industrial heart of West Germany and the other NATO nations beyond. . . . A West Point graduate (class of 1942), a World War II combat veteran, a West Point instructor, a Vietnam veteran, [3rd Armored Division commanding general, Major General William R. Kraft, Jr.] is imbued with the can-do spirit. . . . ' . . . We have a mission in Germany. There's a threat–twenty-two divisions on the other side of the interzonal boundary. If those Soviet divisions weren't there, there would be no reason for us to be here. By our presence and the credibility of our presence–the way we train and act–we deter them from [trying] something.'"


Last_name: WOOD
First_name: WILLIAM
E_mail: WOOD5252@FELPSIS.NET
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1990-92
Unit: 2-3 FA
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/8/99
Time: 6:44:52 PM
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I served in the ready first during the gulf war and am looking for anyone from 2/3 FA. specifically hoa T. (FF) Johnson, gary(putz) frayer, barry (joe barry) mcginnis,jon hutchins(richie cunningham), top moulder, troy(boltar)butler,pete sweeny, bruce(bert)dintleman,ssg amerperosa, narise,bailiff, princess,finkster,fosey bear,gunfer aka quedge, and of course mark and mina aspenleiter. If anyone knows how to contact any of these quimbies tell them I am a high school football coach in floresville, texas and tell em OAF said up yours.


Last_name: Lucas
First_name: Roger
E_mail: lucasr@interquest.de
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 5th QM DET (AIRBORNE)
Date: 7/8/99
Time: 4:23:37 PM
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Trying to locate any information someone might have on my father, PFC John A. Lucas. He served in 3rd Armorred from 1954-1956. Never talked much about what he did and was wondering if some one might know where I could find this info. Any thing would be greatly appreciated.


Last_name: SSG Stewart
First_name: Don
E_mail: Pathfinder_09034@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1987-1991
Unit: 4-18 IN
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: S-3 4-18 INF 
Date: 7/8/99
Time: 6:28:15 AM
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I served as the BN S-3 Bradley Gunner, (Major James A. Fitch Jr.) Great Officer and father. The Officers and NCO of the S-3 Section performed the mission given with total professionalism. They all will be remembered well. LTC Robert J. Fulcher (Black Smoke) Lead the Task Force with great skill, which brough us home with small loses. I miss them all. BLOOD and GUTS men and to LTC Fulcher VICTORY!!


Last_name: Bish
First_name: Rick
E_mail: BISHFLY@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: 
Years: 
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/7/99
Time: 9:46:50 PM
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Thanks, Jim C. Well said. Made me feel useful after all these years


Last_name: Boyette
First_name: Anthony
E_mail: mrboyette@goldsboro.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Desert_Storm
Years: 1988-1991
Unit: 5-5 CAV
Co_Btry_Trp: HHC/HHB/HHT
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/7/99
Time: 1:46:26 AM
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Was stationed at Ayers Kasserne from '88-'91. Would like to hear fro anyone out there who might know the whereabouts of Quinton Mann, Marshal McCarroll, Quin Dodds, Brent Walker, or any other member of the 2 Live Crew.


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 7/6/99
Time: 6:43:11 PM
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Message to all 3AD vets: Just a passing thought (no, I haven't received any e-mail to prompt this): it is not my intention to step on anyone's toes . . . we all served at different times & under different circumstances. For example, folks at either side of 3AD's existence were in combat (WWII; Desert Storm). Folks at other times within that ca 40 years did things like gyroscoping to Germany to provide the first armor barrier in front of the Fulda Gap (the earlier armored div in Germany, 2AD hq'd @ Bad Kreuznach in the 50's, was basically on the West side of the Rhine). Folks held 3AD together during Vietnam; during the rebuilding after Vietnam; and through all the changes of the 1970s & 1980s.

Webmaster's note:  Jim is right about what he wrote above:  from 1956 to 1990, the Cold War veterans of the 3d Armored Division made up the one of the strongest conventional deterrents to the Warsaw Pact forces on the other side of the "Iron Curtain".  We all remember the frequent alerts, roll-outs, GDP battlebooks, and the realization that we were something of a tripwire for the free world.


Last_name: YODER
First_name: ROBERT
E_mail: robertyo@comm.mot.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1984-1986
Unit: Other 3AD Unit
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: 2-6 FA C Btry
Date: 7/6/99
Time: 3:20:36 PM
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How do I find out what happened to 2-6FA that was stationed on Hutier Kaserne, in Hanau?

Wemaster's note:  2-6 FA was reflagged to 4-82 FA in 1988, and served as the Direct Support howitzer battalion to 2d BDE during combat operations in Operation Desert Storm.  It inactivated in late 1991 as the 3d Armored Division stood down for the last time.


Last_name: Moriarty
First_name: Don
E_mail: Biskit89@aol.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1986-89
Unit: 4-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: A
Other_unit: CAT89: 2nd US Platoon, C / 4-32Ar / 3AD
Date: 7/5/99
Time: 7:36:18 PM
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Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 7/5/99
Time: 12:27:06 AM
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Anyone recall the Alert @ Coleman Kaserne when the Post electricity went out ? For awhile we suspected that the brass had thrown this in as an additional bit of realism (folks were using lighters, flashlights, headlights, etc. to see to open locks, etc.). When we saw candles/kerosine lanterns in/thru bn hq windows & heard some of the language being used by wearers of the brass we decided it wasn't part of the drill. After action "lessons learned": the obvious: Coleman electricity connected to Gelnhausen grid, likely in some undefended substation site (now, I wonder if the Russians ever thought about that?); Post didn't have a back-up system (but, hey, we were gonna scoot outta there anyway & implement all those rumors about demolition charges under all the barracks sos'n the Russkies couldn't use 'em) . . . back to the night in question: I heard some later comic asides about the delaying affect of not having Post electricity during that Alert . . . one comment: had that been the real thing, we took so long to clear Post that the Russians had enough time to get there to help us load our duffle bags onto the POW trucks.


Last_name: Persson
First_name: Bruce
E_mail: brupers@harborside.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1973-78
Unit: 3-32 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: B
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/4/99
Time: 7:19:57 PM
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I would like to hear from anyone who was an Iron Duke!


Last_name: prange
First_name: marshall
E_mail: funnyfarm1@alltel.net
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 1970-73
Unit: 1-33 AR
Co_Btry_Trp: C
Other_unit: 
Date: 7/4/99
Time: 1:29:44 PM
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I was with C and CSC (recon plt) 3AD site brings back some great memories, keep up the good work, I have some pictures of 1-33AR and Coleman Kaserne, when I get them ready I'll send them to you, again thanks for the web site .


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2d BDE
Date: 7/4/99
Time: 12:35:58 AM
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More on 3AD & on Gelnhausen: Source: Stuart Loory's 1973 book DEFEATED. (NY: Random House, 1973) Note: Try to get beyond Loory's stupid title (lots of anti-military in '73)

Anyway, on to 3AD in general & to Gelnhausen:

Pages 118-119 talk of MG Kraft's 3AD, hq'd "in a suburb of Frankfurt".

From page 179: "From Groton, Connecticut to Gelnhausen, Germany . . . "

Pages 183 to 187 are about the (1971-72)condition of the barracks @ Gelnhausen; & B Co, 2-48 IN. Comment: I was amazed that the attitude in the book seemed to be that crowded living conditions in the barracks was a recent phenomenon !! If the major players in the drama (the EMs, Loory, MG Kraft) could have time-machined back 10 years to 1962 THEY WOULD HAVE FOUND PRECISELY THE SAME SITUATION !! (Why do they think they discovered "a new problem" ?????)

I imagine when the 4ID occupied the 5 barracks in the cul-de-sac shortly after they were built in early '50s, they likewise found themselves in typical Army barracks (I don't recall anyone saying it was gonna be like living in an upscale motel . . . each time one of the newfer college dropouts referred to the barracks as "the dorm" he got smacked upside the head.) We were at times like animals in glass walled cages . . . with all the lights on either night or day it was mighty transparent to anyone looking in from outside: for example, I recall a few times when German groups did a Sunday walk-around of the orchard across the way: they definitely stirred up some of the folks in the barracks !! (I can't say anymore, 'cause I might get censored.)


Last_name: Chorazy
First_name: Jim
E_mail: fm62to64@hotmail.com
Web_address: 
Svc_period: Cold_War
Years: 9/62 to 9/64
Unit: 
Co_Btry_Trp: 
Other_unit: CCB/2nd BDE
Date: 7/2/99
Time: 11:30:12 PM
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More on GEN Powell (I think we all know about the "bitter cold and biting wind" of winters in Germany . . . especially when you were in the wonderous position of temporarily tc'ing a track on a nice drive in the German countryside, in the middle of the night, & could say, "Look Ma, a Frost Beard !")

In addition to his autobiography, two other biographies on Powell were published in recent years, namely Howard Means’ COLIN POWELL: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (New York: Ballantine Books, 1992, 1993) and David Roth’s SACRED HONOR: A BIOGRAPHY OF COLIN POWELL (San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco, 1993). Descriptions from those two books follow.

From Roth’s description of Powell’s assignment in Gelnhausen:

“Powell finished his first round of Army schooling and set out for the ‘real Army’ in January 1959. He was assigned to guard a section of the Fulda Gap in Germany at the focal point of what was expected to be the Soviets’ avenue of attack into Central Europe. The East German border was less than fifty miles away. Assigned to Gelnhausen as a member of the tank heavy Third Armored Division, Powell’s team included infantrymen in armored personnel carriers. His first job was as a platoon leader with forty men, initially with Company B, Second Armored Rifle Battalion, 48th Infantry, known as ‘Bravo Company, Second of the Forty-Eighth.’ He later served with Company D in the same battalion where he was Company Executive Officer, the commander’s right–hand man. He also served as the company commander for a few months. Through the bitter cold and biting wind of the winters of 1958–59 and 1959–60, Powell with a jeep and his troops, twelve to a vehicle, sat in M59 armored personnel carriers and looked eastward. They faced the men of the Eighth Guards Army, the vanguard of what was feared would be a massive sweep of Red Army forces.” [p. 48.]

From Means’ description of Powell’s assignment in Gelnhausen:

“Powell’s first assignment—the second item in a military resumé that would grow to thirty–four entries and include three continents, seven U.S. forts, the White House West Wing, and nearly every ring of the Pentagon—was as a platoon leader with Company B, Second Armored Rifle Battalion, Forty–Eighth Infantry, with the United States Army in Germany. Powell arrived in October [DECEMBER ?] of 1958, four years and ten months after Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had first enunciated the policy of ‘instant, massive retaliation’ against a direct Soviet attack ‘at times and places of our own choosing’; almost two years after Soviet troops and tanks had rolled into Budapest and crushed the revolt there; and long after there was any real hope, except in the dreamiest diplomatic circles, that the two post–World War II superpowers could find any sort of meaningful common ground. Powell was stationed for much of that time in Gelnhausen, near the border of the Hessen and Bavarian states, on the Kinzig River, less than fifty miles from the East German border, where—so military doctrine held—the ground war between East and West was most likely to begin.” [pp. 101–102.]