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Reggie FordhamReggie Fordham from New York,USA wrote on February 18, 2016 at 20:55:
Service: 1981-1983 Cold War | Years: 1981-2004 | Unit: Regional Personnel Center Giessen Army Depot | Company, Battery or Troop: R.P.C. | Other: Personnel service center | Comment: Greetings fellow spearheaders,I served on Giessen Army Depot 1981-83 IN A Personnel Support Unit,I was the soldier responsible for printing your orders on the printing press and IBM copy machines,out a small print shop,all orders,PCS,ETS,AWARDS,PROMOTIONS,ETC,And I also made copies of needed docs,My MOS is what staples,office max does today.
I pleased to come across this site : )
Michael ThieleMichael Thiele from Germany wrote on February 16, 2016 at 19:39:
Service: never :/ | Years: Never :( | Unit: never :( | Company, Battery or Troop: b commpany | Other: | Comment: hello soldiers,

my father was in the 17th signal btn, he was a german but he was 4 years in the U.S. Army and he was reale proud of this. 2011, he died :( i think, he would whish the 17th signal btn, THANKS ! Thanks for the best time of his life !

Sorry for my bad english, good bless america ! best wishes, michael from germany
Danny PetroskiDanny Petroski from WA wrote on February 12, 2016 at 20:48:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1980-1990 | Unit: None | Company, Battery or Troop: None | Other: Navy | Comment: Wonderful information. I visit here often and find the information very helpful. Thank you so much for having such a great site. Another site I visit often is U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs. It’s a great site to learn about benefits for veterans, spouses, and dependents. I’ve learned so much from U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs that I started teaching classes around town to veterans groups, teaching them how to gather the right information for benefits, how to get an increase in benefits, who they need to talk to in the VA, and I make sure they visit U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs ( to get free stuff.

Danny Petroski
Navy Veteran
William (Billy) JonesWilliam (Billy) Jones from Georgia wrote on February 3, 2016 at 16:49:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1961-1963 | Unit: 2nd ARB 36th INF | Company, Battery or Troop: C company | Other: | Comment: I served at Kirchgoens Germany (the ROCK) from Mar.61 until Oct.63. Had lots of good times and made many good friends as well as many trips to Graf, Honfels and Fulda Gap. Would like to hear from anyone that served during that time.
Michael SelittoMichael Selitto from GA wrote on January 25, 2016 at 17:46:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1989-1995 | Unit: 2/20FA Hanau, Germany and 1/5 FA Ft. Riley | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: Basic at Ft. Sill, OK | Comment: If anyone served with me, please contact me (even if you remember vaguely). I desperately need a "buddy letter " verifying I snored while I slept. I was attached to a "special weapons" unit. All I can remember are last names of some people I served with: Delphi, Grimes, Rawlings, and Sgt. Grube based at Francois Caserne in Hanau, Germany.
Michael HarringtonMichael Harrington from Oregon wrote on January 17, 2016 at 04:33:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1968 | Unit: 1st Bn 36 Infantry Mechanized | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: I was sent to Vietnam in July 1968. My storage. Locker was broken into and all my old uniforms, patches eats were stolen. I qualified for The Distinquished Infantry Squad for 1968 while serving in 1st Bn 136 Infantry Mech Before I was transferred to Vietnam. My patches designating "Distinquished Infantry Squad 1968" were stolen. I am trying to replace that patch for framing all the unit I served with and all awards. Has anyone have an extra patch they could let me have.
Trent BerryTrent Berry from Missouri wrote on January 15, 2016 at 05:14:
Service: Southern Watch | Years: 12/99-11/01 | Unit: 509th SFS, 363d ESFS | Company, Battery or Troop: Alpha flight | Other: USAF Security Forces | Comment: My grandfather served in the 32d. Sgt Clinton D Bradley. He was wounded 28 Feb 45, and medevac'd home. He never would say much about his time over there, even years later when I was a kid. Is there anyone here, unit historians, etc., that can tell me something about his 3 Bronze Stars? I know those aren't passed out with the rations. Any information is welcome. Y'all feel free to contact me by my email if you know something or someone who does. Thanks!
David MorrraleDavid Morrrale from Colorado wrote on January 11, 2016 at 04:40:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1967-1969 | Unit: 3/33 3 platoon armor | Company, Battery or Troop: Company C | Other: | Comment: Hello to all my fellow veterans. I was just wondering why the Veterans of Foreign Wars does not consider cold war service a valid condition to join the VFW? I know of 3 people who died during the time I spent on the rock.
bud diamondbud diamond from il wrote on January 10, 2016 at 00:03:
Service: cold war | Years: April 1966-nov.1968 | Unit: 3rd armor | Company, Battery or Troop: b comp. | Other: | Comment: Like to hear from anyone serving at that time.
walter presslerwalter pressler from Pennsylvania wrote on January 9, 2016 at 13:10:
Service: cold war | Years: 1986-1988 | Unit: 1/40 arty | Company, Battery or Troop: alpha | Other: changed over to c btry 2/20 arty | Comment:
Kim WeaverKim Weaver from GA wrote on January 8, 2016 at 16:38:
Service: | Years: 1959-1961 | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: Would anyone remember SGT Kimsey L. Waddell?? I'm really not sure if I am posting this in the correct location but I have hopes..He was my dad and he passed on Aug.2 2015. I am starting my search of his past..would love to be able to find out more about it. He didn't share a lot and I only have just a few pics of his time serving.
Kathy Jo Main DavenportKathy Jo Main Davenport from Georgia wrote on January 8, 2016 at 04:38:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1965-678 | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: I'm an Army brat, does anyone remember John (Joe) Main...'don't talk to him 'til he's had coffee'
James SmithJames Smith from TX wrote on January 7, 2016 at 20:45:
Service: Cold war | Years: 1964-1966 | Unit: 122 maintenance battalion | Company, Battery or Troop: B Company Coleman Kaserne, Gelnhausen | Other: | Comment: I was a wheel and track vehicle mechanic.
Vance RileyVance Riley from Riverview MI wrote on January 7, 2016 at 08:53:
Service: Cold War | Years: 88 / 90 | Unit: 4/8 cav | Company, Battery or Troop: B co Buzzards | Other: nix | Comment: looking for my pard Chum aka Maurice Bennette
Chuck GelazusChuck Gelazus from Illinois wrote on January 6, 2016 at 19:12:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1973-1976 | Unit: 1/32 Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: B Company | Other: | Comment: Assigned to B Co. 1/32, Gunner for Lt. Buford Blunt.
merrill mitchellmerrill mitchell from iowa wrote on January 5, 2016 at 14:46:
Service: cold war | Years: 1955-1958 | Unit: B co. 122 AOB | Company, Battery or Troop: B company | Other: | Comment: I received word today that Joe Miller passed away. He was a member of B company and Headquarters company of the 122 ordnance Battalion in 1955 thru 1958.
Herb lawsonHerb lawson from tennessee wrote on January 3, 2016 at 23:26:
Service: cold war | Years: 1964-1966 | Unit: 2/3 arty | Company, Battery or Troop: A btry | Other: | Comment: I was track driver/asistant gunner 3rd section. what a time on the rock. I was c/orderly twice, under col. Kiaser. played baseball & basketball . any body remember that skinny left hander? that was me. any body remember Ron Hamlin. what a athlete. I would give a million dollars for the friends and brothers i wish i could see again. God bless all who gave all. Herb Lawson alias The ROGUE.
Richard BurtonRichard Burton from Minnesota wrote on January 3, 2016 at 23:07:
Service: Cold war | Years: 1972-1974 | Unit: HHC1/32 | Company, Battery or Troop: S3 Operations | Other: | Comment: Base Friedburg W. Germany
Arrived as a tank crewman M60
Could process in because it was to late on Friday
Spent the weekend in a tank line company.
Monday morning 11 new arrivals reporting for processing Top asked for a volunteer. That was me.
Sent over to S3 ops to paint the office and never left.
Became the clerk typist, Major's jeep driver,had a M113, M577, Duce and a half, 5 ton signed out to me.
Became the Beetle Bailey and Radar O'Riley of the post.
James BrackettJames Brackett from Las Vegas Nevada wrote on December 31, 2015 at 22:57:
Service: March 1990 to January 1991 | Years: March 1990 to January 1991 | Unit: HHB 3/5 ada | Company, Battery or Troop: HHB | Other: | Comment: I was only there for a short time before my unit closed down. Last of the best by FAAR. Mighty fine. Hot water not working in the winter time. Long runs with 1st Sgt. CP & CQ duty. Cafe Ludiac. Sondra
Daniel F OLearyDaniel F OLeary from New Jersey wrote on December 31, 2015 at 20:53:
Service: Cold War | Years: 62-64 | Unit: 2/1st Cav. | Company, Battery or Troop: A Co | Other: 3/33 Armor A Co. | Comment: Want to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year, with peace and good health.
James Edward Ray Jr.James Edward Ray Jr. from Florida wrote on December 28, 2015 at 23:54:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1978-1983 | Unit: 3rd armor division | Company, Battery or Troop: Co B 3rd battalion 33rd armor | Other: | Comment: I just found this site and it brought back a lot of memories, lost track of a lot of friends. I did my basic @ ft Knox in June of 1979.then I was sent to Germany till 1983. I was wondering if anyone from co B 3/33 on this site. Would love to reconnect with you. My Email is Thanks.
jimmy littletonjimmy littleton from Delaware wrote on December 28, 2015 at 04:50:
Service: cold war | Years: 1966-1967 | Unit: 2/6 artillery | Company, Battery or Troop: C Battery | Other: | Comment: Where have the years gone? Had a great time while in Gelnhausen. Would love to talk to any of the guys I served with.
anthony riceanthony rice from pa wrote on December 25, 2015 at 16:14:
Service: cold war | Years: 1964-1967 | Unit: 23rd Eng Bn | Company, Battery or Troop: headquaters Co heavy Equiptment Plt | Other: | Comment: Was with he 23rd engs feb 65 to july 66.transfered to Ft lewis Wa then May of 67 to Ft Hood Tx.I am looking for any other 3AD men who made this reassignment tour.There were several.I cannot find any info what patches we wore on the left sleeve.The stateside unit was the 63rd const eng Bn.Sort of a make up unit of men rotating back and waiting for discharge from Viet Nam.At Ft lewis we were in barracks right across from an airfield.At Ft Hood we were assigned to the old army hospital buildings which were vacated since a new base medical facility was built. Anyway,Merry Christmas to all...
Tom NavinTom Navin from Vermont wrote on December 25, 2015 at 04:42:
Service: Cold War 64-66 | Years: !964-1966 | Unit: HQ&HQ Co.3rd bn/36th Inf | Company, Battery or Troop: HQ & HQ Co. | Other: na | Comment: 50 yrs.ago on Christmas Day,1964 I was on KP at the 36th Inf mess hall on pots & pans with a Sp/4 Klamut.A General Officer with a high ranking entourage stuck his head in and asked "how's it going men".Without out turning or looking up Klamut told him.How in hell you think it's going?It's Christmus day ,I'm on KP and pots and pans to boot!Merry Christmas Klamut wherever you are.
Kirk FullerKirk Fuller from California wrote on December 24, 2015 at 09:05:
Service: Cold war | Years: 1975-1977 summer of '76' | Unit: 1/40th FA | Company, Battery or Troop: C Battery | Other: American Bicentanial Pagent (band) TDY | Comment: This was the coolest gig in the Army. I was stationed at this old castle on the 3rd floor for nearly 4 months. I was selected along with about 40 others from the 3AD to put together a Show to tour West Germany and give a musical history of the United States. This was no doubt the best summer of my life and I am thankful every day for the experience! I wish I had keep in touch with some of the people from those days. I have to pinch myself now to believe it all really happened. We had a great group of talented musicians, artist and actors.
We had two Simi a Truck with gear loaded on it and would be the Stage when we set up. We had a Military bus that was painted in the Stars and Stripes and we toured north and south to a lot of Air Bases and Kasernes. Its was the 70's so we played some really cool stuff. A big part of the band was the from the 3rd AD in Frankfurt. They were the real professionals. I was TDY pulled in after doing a audition. I was sitting in Graff on a month long training with the Arty and my Top got the call to send me back to meet up with the group in Frankfurt. I was on cloud nine. We worked hard and played harder believe my. Man I miss those guys and those days.
Larry KlineLarry Kline from U.S.A wrote on December 21, 2015 at 18:21:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1969 - 1972 | Unit: 3 SPEARHEAD | Company, Battery or Troop: B 2/32 armor | Other: | Comment: I was at the ROCK from 1969 - 1972 great times lots of turmoil. Would like to talk to anyone who was there at that time.
Robert G Garvey. SGT.Robert G Garvey. SGT. from Colorado wrote on December 20, 2015 at 19:04:
Service: Cold War 1976 to 1980 | Years: 1976 -1980 | Unit: 143rd signal bn A company | Company, Battery or Troop: A -company 143rd signal | Other: Color Guard w/ 1-Lt. Burns | Comment: Looking for other people I knew
Courier team SGT
Was in color guard
Kevin RobertsKevin Roberts from Texas by god!! wrote on December 18, 2015 at 03:51:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 89-91 | Unit: 4-32 ar | Company, Battery or Troop: HHC Scout Plt. | Other: 1-33 ar | Comment: Merry Christmas,New Years,etc,,,,,,,still kickin....Ron Lovett,your alive!,,,,Where the h@!! is aCapt Hockaday,,havent had to run till i puke in a very long time...
andreandre from fl. wrote on December 17, 2015 at 23:02:
Service: cold war | Years: 1981-1983 | Unit: MP | Company, Battery or Troop: 503RD MP 3RD AMORED DIVISION | Other: | Comment: looking for anyone that remembers when we had a terrorist attack on Edwards kaserne aimed at the boiler plant a molitaf cocktail was thrown thru the basement window on the backside of Edwards kaserne thanks for any information you might remember
Derek GasperDerek Gasper from Oswego NY wrote on December 16, 2015 at 18:49:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1989- 1991 | Unit: HHC 2/32 | Company, Battery or Troop: Maintenance | Other: | Comment: Just checking if there is anyone out there i served with. Still serving currently as an E-6 in the Air National Guard.
Shane ThallasShane Thallas from Nebraska wrote on December 13, 2015 at 09:21:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1990-1992 | Unit: 4/82 FA | Company, Battery or Troop: Bravo Battery | Other: | Comment: Served in DS from late December 1990 to May of 1991. Upon returning to Hanau, Germany I served as the driver for B Battery Commander Shaun Hill. Looking to re-connect with others I was there with.
Harvey E. Polk, JrHarvey E. Polk, Jr from COLORADO wrote on December 8, 2015 at 03:44:
Service: Cold war | Years: 1955-1959 | Unit: CCA Comand 3rd Armored Div | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: There was a group that departed Ft. Knox earlier as the Advanced Party of the 3rd Division. My dad was one of those men CWO Harvey E. Polk, Sr, who flew out of Idlewild Airport (now Kennedy) on a DC-6 via Gander Newfoundland with their dependents, me included. We arrived well before the major portion of the Division left Ft. Knox. Great experience, great mission.
Walter R. AndersonWalter R. Anderson from Illinois wrote on December 4, 2015 at 03:57:
Service: cold war | Years: 1958-1960 | Unit: 12th engineer battalion | Company, Battery or Troop: C Company | Other: | Comment: Was the battalion mail clerk. Went to Bad Kruznach everday for the mail and return to Dexheim. Drove for a Major Bailey. Memories are fading but remember the cold field maneuvers, strict discipline and was glad to get home. Too many field tests at Wildflicken, Hohenfelds etc. The winters were very cold.
Mark AndersonMark Anderson from Alabama wrote on November 30, 2015 at 06:11:
Service: cold war | Years: 1975=1992 | Unit: B co.3/33 | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: I am righting to find out info. On my Dad SSG.Mac A. Anderson I rember we were in Ft.Knox in1975=78 then Kerchgoens the Rock Germany' pickles 3/33 78=81 then ft.Hood Tax then ft.Carson Co. Then my parents Divorced & I lost track for a time safely he passed in 2010 I am trying to find out were all he was stationed and get the patches and pins and hear from anyone who rembers him or us like Kenny Struggle or Thomas Level or SSG.PHILOPS
Tony RiceTony Rice from Pa wrote on November 26, 2015 at 16:45:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1964-1967 | Unit: 23rd Eng Bn 3AD | Company, Battery or Troop: Headquarters Co | Other: 63rd Eng Bn Ft Lewis,Wa and Ft Hood Tx | Comment: Today is the second Thanksgiving away from home.First was at Ft Jackson,SC on the last day of basic training.Second was in Hanau with the 23rd eng and third was at Ft Lewis ,Wa.Had good meals each station.
Patrick LeePatrick Lee from Nevada wrote on November 16, 2015 at 23:21:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1987-1990 | Unit: HHB 2/3 FA(FIST) | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: Just wanted to say hello to all my friends, especially Joe Telgenhof. The last I heard, he married a German lady, Sabina, several years back and stayed to live in Germany. Also a big hello to Russell Johnson, Taylor Pettit and Jones. Jones and Pettit did the German Rodeo circuit time permitting, they were true country boys......FIST!!!
Daniel F OLearyDaniel F OLeary from New Jersey wrote on November 16, 2015 at 19:06:
Service: Cold War | Years: 62-64 | Unit: 2/1st Cav. | Company, Battery or Troop: A Co | Other: 3/33 Armor A Co. | Comment: It is time to start thinking of items you might want to order from our store for Christmas. We have a good supply on hand and your support is what helps the Association keep it`s head above water. You can order on the website or from one of the Newsletters,
Gary CoolGary Cool from GA-USA wrote on November 14, 2015 at 22:21:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1971-1974 | Unit: 1-32 Armor | Company, Battery or Troop: C | Other: | Comment: BANDITS!
David EdwardsDavid Edwards from Indiana wrote on November 14, 2015 at 15:16:
Service: Desert Storm | Years: 1990-1995 | Unit: 4/18 Inf | Company, Battery or Troop: C company | Other: | Comment: Enlisted Aug 89, served in Germany 1990-1993(Desert shield, Desert Storm, Desert Calm. Ft Hood Texas 1993-1995
D. John OserD. John Oser from NY wrote on November 14, 2015 at 03:15:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1981-1985 | Unit: 3rd armour | Company, Battery or Troop: ftab | Other: | Comment: Served in hanau/elensee tdy grafewier. I have forgotten much about specifics. I remember the move from hanau to erlensee and live ammo duty due to activity on new base...
rodney brewerrodney brewer from kentucky wrote on November 12, 2015 at 19:10:
Service: vietnam era | Years: 1966-1969 | Unit: 3/36infantry | Company, Battery or Troop: A company | Other: | Comment: I served in kirchgoens, germany on the rock from 1967 to 1969. i was in alpha company 3/36 right next to the motor pool. i don't remember all the guys in my platoon but i do remember a few, like rick bray, gary bruning. i'm really wanting to find some unit pins for the 3/36. i lost all my things when i left germany to go to vietnam. the jnfantry squad i was in we always won the distingushed infantry squad and i lost all those patches that was given to us. if anyone remembers me or some of the guys that were there in 67-69 e-mail me
Ken AdamsKen Adams from California wrote on November 12, 2015 at 01:40:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1967-1969 | Unit: 2/33 then 3/33 | Company, Battery or Troop: 2/33 C company, 3/33 HC | Other: | Comment: I was initially assigned as a filler to C company 2/33. I worked in the supply room as I had no armor training. After being loaned to the GED program and running the education center at Ayers Kaserne 1968-May 1969 I was technically assigned to the Morter platoon of HQ Company 3/33.
Daniel O`LearyDaniel O`Leary from New Jersey wrote on November 11, 2015 at 18:45:
Service: Cold War | Years: 62-64 | Unit: 2/1st Cav. | Company, Battery or Troop: A Co. | Other: 3/33 Armor A Co. | Comment: Reunion 2016 will be in Washington D.C. July 13-16. Details will be posted as they are set up. Room rate will be $89.00 per night. Questions you can call me at 732-816-6149
Ed HaulerEd Hauler from NJ wrote on November 9, 2015 at 16:14:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1982-1983 | Unit: 3rd Armored division | Company, Battery or Troop: Head Quarters | Other: | Comment: I wrote for the Spearhead paper in 82 and 83. Anyone have any they can email me?
Jimmy RussellJimmy Russell from Virginia wrote on November 8, 2015 at 12:35:
Service: cold war | Years: 1981-1983 | Unit: 3/32 | Company, Battery or Troop: a co | Other: | Comment:
Thomas BeckThomas Beck from Germany wrote on November 8, 2015 at 09:51:
Service: Cold War | Years: 1963-1968 | Unit: CMBT | Company, Battery or Troop: CMD7 | Other: Ayers- and Schloss-Barracks | Comment: I am chairman of Heimatverein Datterode/Germany/Hessen an d got some rotten papers and Army-ID-Cards by a member who is working with the forest adm. He found these papers close to the former East german border – near of Gerstungen (now Thuringia/former East Germany) and Bad Hersfeld (Hessen/former West Germany). The papers beloged to 1st/LT Clark Dale MEEK, born Spt. 13, 1938 from Arakansas. He was with the 3rd AD CMBT CMD7 and had access to the Ayers-barracks at Kitrch-Goens and Schloss-Barracks at Butzbach from the mid to the end 1960s as membership cards to the officer club say. He might have lost these papers while on patrol after 1963. Must have been a bad incident for him during the cold w ar. However: EWho has (still) contact to Clark MEEK – maybe he ist member of the 3rdAD Association? Woukkd be great to give him back those historic but almost rotten cards and papers (including a fishing license).
Hope to get in contact with somebody on this way.
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Thomas BeckThomas Beck from Germany wrote on November 6, 2015 at 17:44:
Service: | Years: | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: As chairman of the Heimatverein Datterode/Hessen I got some partly rotten papers and army id-cards which were found close to the former border to East Germany (now state border to Thuringia - near the "east german" city of Gerstungen) from one of our members who is working with the forest admin.
The cards/papers belonged to 1/LT Clark D. Meek - who was with 3rd AD CMBT/CMD7(?) born sept. 13, 1938 from Arkansas. He had access to Ayers- and Schloss- barracks at Kirch-Goens and Butzbach as far I can identify. Maybe this guy is still a member of your ass. and it would be a pleasure to get in contact to give him back what he probably had lost once on patrol at the iron wall.
To have a look on our ass. homepage
russell engebretsonrussell engebretson from florida wrote on October 30, 2015 at 17:03:
Service: cold war | Years: | Unit: | Company, Battery or Troop: | Other: | Comment: I would like to get a picture of my uncle Frank Kanarkiewicz who served in Germany 1956 I cannot gt photo of him on your website.I would appreciate if you could e mail me a picture. Thank You
Bobby J LangstonBobby J Langston from MO. wrote on October 28, 2015 at 12:18:
Service: Cold War | Years: 65-67 | Unit: 503d S&T Bn | Company, Battery or Troop: Hq Co. | Other: | Comment: Searching for friends that worked in DSO.
John H FerrellJohn H Ferrell from United States wrote on October 27, 2015 at 20:32:
Service: cold war | Years: 1979-1982 | Unit: C Troop 3/8th Armored Calvary | Company, Battery or Troop: C Troop | Other: | Comment: Commo Chief under the command of Capt Andrew J Solari.
Anyone know his address?


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