Ed Lomongo

 Ed Lomongo 

 

Ed Lomongo 

  

 

Here I am on a recon mission 
overlooking Budingen, which was 
a medieval town north-west of Gelnhausen. 
                 And here up to my web belt in snow.  
                      We didn't get this back home!

 

Lomongo Hohenfels_trng_area1_M-113_in_open.JPG (1038133 bytes)Hohenfels for training in the summer.  We were taught 
not to leave our tracks (Armored Personnel Carrier M-113) 
in the open where they could be seen, but to park them 
under the tree line as shown below. Lomongo Hohenfels_trng_area1_M-113_on_treeline.JPG (1036919 bytes)  

 

 

We were all intrigued by the gatling gun mounted on this track
 

Lomongo Hohenfels_trng_area1_Cold_Weather_Gear.JPG (912869 bytes)…..and in the winter Grafenwehr.   I am on the left and in the middle is Spc. Masscotte  who is wearing the cold weather face mask issued to drivers and track commanders to keep their face from getting frostbite in the ice cold winter breeze as vehicles moved.   At Graf the temperature could drop to as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit! Oh yeah! the one on the right is Sgt. Ruiz is my squad leader.  Here are some other photos from Graf.

     

Field day back at the kaserne
Field Day  was like an open house with a cook-out outside the barracks. The entire barracks were opened to a general inspection from the 1st Sgt. and C.O. In addition, family, dependents, and friends were allowed to look in the troopers rooms and whoever get the best room would get a day off.  After the company formation inspection we would be released, while family, dependents, and friends are checking out the barracks.  Family , dependents, friends were all invited to the cookout too.

   

BBQ grills and tables were set up outside the barracks.  It sure beat the mess hall! The one on the barbecue grill, I think that was my Platoon Leader SFC. Kidd.  I am in the 3rd picture from the left in the light blue shirt.

Lomongo C_1-48th_cookout1_left.JPG (941005 bytes)  Lomongo C_1-48th_cookout1_right.JPG (884792 bytes)   

 

and in the motor pool.  I am in the drivers position in the photo at left.  .

  

Berlin Lomongo and Sgt.Koen_from_SoDakota_BERLIN_19771.JPG (745150 bytes)In 1977 Sgt Koen who was from South Dakota.  
                          We went to Berlin together 

                                    Standing beside the jeep is our company XO, I forgot his name.

 

 

 

 

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