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Richard RichterRichard Richter from Hayward Wisconsin wrote on January 31, 2012 at 03:55:
Retired in 2004. Nice to reconnect with old friend from the Freidberg days..
John CumminsJohn Cummins from 23rd combat engineers wrote on January 29, 2012 at 23:43:
John Phillip Cummins
James T. GoriJames T. Gori from PA wrote on January 29, 2012 at 20:41:
Gary BootheGary Boothe from Virginia wrote on January 28, 2012 at 16:07:
In reply to the Oct 6 entry about Elvis and the EM Club, here is some info: There is a great aerial photo of Ray Barrack taken years before Elvis was there ( that shows the building already standing, so Elvis didn't pay for the actual construction of the building. Possibly could have paid for renovation? It was in use as the EM Club at the time the bowling alley was installed in the building in1976. I spent plenty of time there before and after. Recent photos of Ray Barracks show the same building still standing. There is an addition of the back which I don't believe was there in my time, but the building is unmistakable. It would be great to hear from anyone who can add more information.
JOHNNY L TORAINJOHNNY L TORAIN from HAW RIVER NC wrote on January 27, 2012 at 23:53:
James A. JohnsonJames A. Johnson from US wrote on January 26, 2012 at 23:43:
Been a long time, but I still remember it all! Everyday was an adventure and the experience remains a big part of my life.

Front and center!
Brother Jim Johnson
Paul G MikusaPaul G Mikusa from Ohio wrote on January 23, 2012 at 19:45:
Hello to all my brothers who served here, What a ride.
Tim Anderson SrTim Anderson Sr from Red Lion Pa wrote on January 18, 2012 at 02:00:
Sgt Gary Cate or anybody from that time (75-77) in Butzbach. E Mail me.
Jim WoodrumJim Woodrum wrote on January 13, 2012 at 12:53:
I miss being able to view the entry's unit and time served in 3rd AD. Is it possible to add.
DannyDanny wrote on January 13, 2012 at 12:44:
Hello, im am Danny from Frankfurt. I search my Grandfather William Henry Davis. He was in 3D ARMORED DIVISION (Spearhead) 1962. Does anyone know him? He was stationed in Frankfurt. Please help me further.

Greetings from Frankfurt - Danny
Tim Anderson (Andy)Tim Anderson (Andy) from York Pa wrote on January 13, 2012 at 02:49:
Sfg Jim Lewis or Steve Kamps or Tim Wacker,Sgt Beets If any you see this, drop me a email. Or anyone else from that 75-77 later.
Fred WolvertonFred Wolverton wrote on January 9, 2012 at 22:35:
Jim Melotte of the AMU where are you? Sgt. Bonner and Milo Long of the 45th Med, where did you go? Kansas City has not moved.
Fred WolvertonFred Wolverton wrote on January 9, 2012 at 03:18:
Unforgettable guys: Opela, Russell, Belger, Long, Benedict, Smithenry, Sgt. Thorton and more with the 45th Med. in Frankfurt and plenty time at Graf. Melotte, Carter, Roberts, Groundhog, Jethro, Churchill, Sgt. LeBang and more at the AMU in Gelnhausen at the range. And of course, my dear Mary and Hannelore. All of you are in my heart. Always.
Al W. BnetonAl W. Bneton wrote on January 7, 2012 at 14:50:
Just checking in again, hoping to find more guys from Bn Maint HHC 2/36, '63-'67. Is there a way to show Unit(s) and time served in the guestbook entry?
Happy and Healthy New Year to all!
Evan LawsonEvan Lawson wrote on January 4, 2012 at 14:10:
I can't get a Pass Word for Members Section or Forum. Can't get any answers from anyone.

Note from admin: This message was forwarded to the 3AD Secretary.
dean framedean frame from lancaster,california wrote on January 3, 2012 at 04:23:
Hello sun dragons hope u are all doing great. I miss charlie battery 5/3ada i was a great pleasure knowing you an being deployed wt all of you during operation desert sheild/storm. You all rock "HOOAH"
John R (Randy) BrockJohn R (Randy) Brock wrote on January 3, 2012 at 01:58:
Stationed at Drake Kaserne - 503rd Finance Company. Just heard from my old roommate Willie Young. Willie was the Supply Clerk and i was the Company Clerk. Willie is from Omaha, NE and i am from Bunker Hill, WV. Hopefully going to hook up this year.
Kevin ColsonKevin Colson from 2-67 Armor wrote on January 2, 2012 at 15:13:

Just looking to make contact with other 2-67 Armor Iron Dukes

Dan OrtizDan Ortiz wrote on December 31, 2011 at 22:25:
@Bob Novak from Westfield Center, OH:
The 143rd Signal Bn is at .
Rick BellRick Bell wrote on December 27, 2011 at 22:23:
Looking to connect with anyone I served with at Ayers Kaserne in Kirch Goens. Looking For Sgt Andel, Sgt Phillips, Sgt Berryhill...Got news that Msgt Roudabush passed away in Virginia in 2010
Ron MarsiRon Marsi from U.S. Army wrote on December 26, 2011 at 20:34:
Just had a nice phone call from a buddy that I served with. He found a letter I wrote to him in the
1980's and did some research an found me. We were stationed in Hanau, Germany. He was transferred from the 73rd Arty Bn, and I was transferred from the 27th Arty Bn. and both ended up at the 3rd Armd DIVARTY HQ's.
Bob LaMascusBob LaMascus from Tulsa, OK wrote on December 25, 2011 at 22:09:
Safe Christmas to all and off the roads on New Year's Eve. Fellows recall how cold it was but wouldn't trade it for the world. I recall many a time with the serious hawk out I would have traded for about anything other than bone cold. But, darn it, Spring and Summers were grand. Hoch die Tassens, Speedy 4 Bob LaMascus.
Ed StrausEd Straus from Cin. Oh> wrote on December 22, 2011 at 15:33:
Love this website and Im happy I found it.Its brought back a lot of memmories. Im humbled now to have been a member of such a proud and storied fighting force, the 3AD! Its nice to know our "work" hasnt been forgotten. Thank you. I will become a member soon so i can share some pics of life and people at Ray Barracks
Dan JenkinsDan Jenkins wrote on December 20, 2011 at 18:10:
As I looked through some of the entries I came upon Posted for the 509 OD. One caught my eye as to being the first female at Armstrong Barracks, but infact there was one before her. In 74 the 122Mt Bn sent a female to the 509th and Cpt Howell and 1SG McBride were not too happy about it. She ended up working in the Orderly Room, left got married and returned with her husband. Had a Maint Officer named CW3 Tuttle and Shop Foreman SFC Sias who refused to have her work down at the PLL Shop. I was the Lead Radar Tech for the FAAR Systems for 3/61ADA. Does anyone remember the twin McKinney brothers James and Gene. One was in 3/61ADA and the other 3/12Cav. Gene went on to become the 10th SMA. Before we were married my wife babysitted for both of the families. Want to talk more, hit my email 24-7. Miss the days...:) Me
Bob LaMascusBob LaMascus from Tulsa, OK wrote on December 19, 2011 at 10:11:
Where are the dates and email addresses for the guys if you wanted to reply or say hello?
william (bill} watsonwilliam (bill} watson from owensboro wrote on December 16, 2011 at 16:11:
I was stataioned at Glenhausen , LKooking back IO fine i had more fun than i realazed at the time . Would like to here from any one that was there durning my time 1959 thru 1962. drop me a line ,
God Bless you all,
William JohnsonWilliam Johnson from Torrance, CA wrote on December 12, 2011 at 16:31:
Wishing all former Spearheaders a Merry Christmas. I remember my first Chritmas at The Rock. A lot of snow and cold but I would not trade the experience for anything. God Bless you all.
J J the wrecker operator
Jim WoodrumJim Woodrum from Jim Woodrum wrote on December 10, 2011 at 14:09:
As previouly posted.....great looking web page but what happened to the entries since November 28. Hard to belive there is none.
SGT Arnie TrudeauSGT Arnie Trudeau from Middlebury, Vermont wrote on December 8, 2011 at 20:33:
I was at The Fliegerhorst Kasern in 1972 Can't recall the unit but was attached to 3rd Armor Division Spearhead....
Bob NovakBob Novak from Westfield Center, OH wrote on December 5, 2011 at 16:26:
Like to hear from anyone who was in the 143rd in Edwards Kaserne 1960 & 1961.
Spec-4 Donald N KrabbenhoftSpec-4 Donald N Krabbenhoft from Spokane, Washington wrote on December 3, 2011 at 21:56:
hey sgt mgr tucker i'm surprised your still around after all these's year's you where my com sgt major at butzback glad your still around do you remember 1'st sgt R.E. Mack as my 1'stv Sgt at b-btry
lee cieskalee cieska wrote on December 1, 2011 at 17:05:
had good times in hellshtine
Tom CameronTom Cameron from Troy wrote on November 30, 2011 at 23:23:
I came across this website and found the page of Augie Saurino. I mentioned to my dad Augie Saurinos family wants to know what happend at Graffewoehner Germany 1960 when the artilery round hit D Troop. My dad said well "He was my dad's gunner in tank and he was with Augie round the tent" But I cannot get ahold of Augie's family to tell them exactly what happened.
Jim MorrisJim Morris from ? wrote on November 30, 2011 at 17:45:
Like the looks of the new site! If I may critigue a bit, I miss seeing the unit/years included with member remarks. Guestbook entry fields could use a little more definition as to what exactly you're looking for. Anyway, always appreciate the opportunity to check in to see who posts. Thanks for all the good work you folks do!
Thomas G HermannThomas G Hermann from Port townsend, WA wrote on November 28, 2011 at 20:57:
Nice to see the new format
Charles U. ("Charlie") Wood, Jr.Charles U. ("Charlie") Wood, Jr. wrote on November 28, 2011 at 20:30:
I was the D/A C of S, G-5 (Civil Affairs) from Jan. '74 to Sept. '75, serving under MG Burton and MG Simmons. COL (later GEN) Otis was 3AD Chief of Staff when I arrived. Of note, the (then) Division Chemical Officer, Robert Orton later became head of the Army Chemical Corps.
Don WhelihanDon Whelihan wrote on November 28, 2011 at 01:47:
Stationed at Coleman Kaserne , Gelnhausen. Glad to see this site has been improved, great job.
Eduardo C. LomongoEduardo C. Lomongo from Honolulu, Hawaii wrote on November 26, 2011 at 00:06:
Nice Site!!!! Old buddies and old friends from any of these units if anyone knows me, please sent me email.
al allenal allen from 45th medical bn wrote on November 24, 2011 at 20:16:
Just looking for old friends I liked jGermany so much I went back after discharge got a job and stayed for 6 more years before returning to Salt Lake City, Utah. Retired from the V.A hospital pharmacy two years ago just enjoy riding my harley davidson now and traveling.
Jim WoodrumJim Woodrum wrote on November 22, 2011 at 21:27:
Nice new webpage. Sgt E-5, 3rd Platoon, Friedberg, Ray Barracks, Germany. 1968-1970. Hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving and I wish the homeless veterans of US military services a safety holiday.
Edwin J. TuckerEdwin J. Tucker wrote on November 19, 2011 at 14:50:
The site looks good, but I'm having a difficult time finding guestbook entries from 6 Oct to present. Keep up the good work, and when I get by password I'll be checking the member only sites.
William GilmoreWilliam Gilmore wrote on November 18, 2011 at 14:51:
Just found this site through 503rd MP Co site. Sometimes really miss the currywurst and pomm frits with mayo. Don't miss alert sirens or the cold or Graf. I have found a lot of old negitives of buddies and sights around area and hope to have some ready to post within a few weeks.
malcolm figasmalcolm figas wrote on November 17, 2011 at 12:59:
i was stationed on the rock ayers kaserne from 1975-76 in aco 3/36,first sargeant was hippensteel,squad leader was sgt iglesias from guam,was at reforger,wildflicken,hornsfeld,etc. in the process of ets when my unit went to test for the eib badge and wish i would have stayed to get it,took the eib training but didnt do the test and regret it,oh well,anyone remember me? if so please contact.
rick nessrick ness wrote on November 16, 2011 at 07:14:
Hey You Guys,
I lived at Drake Kasernen until Rae Ann and I were married in Switzerland. I worked at Drake, doing officer's personal actions until the office made the move to Edward's Kaseren, renovated, and occupied 'The Barn'.

I was approved an 'over sea's out' and Rae and I spent the summer of 73 island hopping in the Mediterranean. While living in Frankfurt, we loved going to concerets and spending time with friends at each other's houses.

Possible common friends?:
P&C Wartel
E Giles
C Christenson
M Saroca
D Leigh
G (Smitty) Smith
A Stevenson
The Powells

Any way, if anyone out there remembers the good times we had, with me or Rae and I, take the time to respond to our email and say Hi!.


Rick & Rae Ann Ness
Al W. BentonAl W. Benton wrote on November 15, 2011 at 12:52:
Wow---a great new web site. Congratulations on this accomplishment. Looks great! I hope it attracts and inspires those who served to visit and leave comments making re-connection easier! I visit every day hoping to find those I served with in KG.
John SilvaJohn Silva from CAlif wrote on November 15, 2011 at 12:43:
Hi, new format I see, looks nice, Still hope I find some former friends here like Ken Luiser, or Mark Reddy or Hank Tabor or Ernie Garcia
William R. OxenriderWilliam R. Oxenrider wrote on November 9, 2011 at 18:35:
Platoon Sergeant TOW Platoon
First Sergeant Echo Company
S3 after Echo was disbanded


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