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Old 06-06-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Originally drafted, then stayed in. U.S. Army 1968 to 1990.

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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USMC, '74-'80
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bonita Springs, FL
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I was at 5th Corp HQ from September 1966 through February 1968. My wife and I rented a garage apartment in Bad Vibel. Remember the Plantation Club, Atterberry Chapel, having pizza near the PX in Frankfurt and working in the IG Farben Building. Also remember many wonderful nights in Sachsenhausen.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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I was at 5th Corp HQ from September 1966 through February 1968. My wife and I rented a garage apartment in Bad Vibel. Remember the Plantation Club, Atterberry Chapel, having pizza near the PX in Frankfurt and working in the IG Farben Building. Also remember many wonderful nights in Sachsenhausen.
My husband and I were also stationed in Frankfurt in the mid-80s. I was an V Corps MP so I guarded everyone at the Abrams (IG Farben) complex - it was a huge PITA to have the American HS on our complex as well as having USAREUR HQ to deal with.

My Husband was in the 284th MP CO and they got to Police Americans in and around Frankfurt as well as guarding the Generals when at home in Bad Vibel.

Our PX complex was bombed in 85 and there were MANY anti-American demonstrations. Since I am Hawaiian/mixed I did not look like an American and the guys from my Company would send me out in civvies to buy food and pick up other things (think Alcohol & cigarettes)- and even with my VERY limited German I was never bothered.

The Bader-Meinhof gang was very active and we were constantly guarding all American lives in and around Frankfurt. We had to ID everyone and I became very proficient asking "auswies bitte" and "Führerschein, bitte"

Things got hot the morning of the American bombing raid of Libya. We had aggressive foreign nationals demanding entrance to the Abrams Complex.

But even with all of that happening I loved Germany. My first child was born at the 92 American Hospital- and was fine despite gestating while the whole Chernobyl and mad cow disease scares were happening. To this day My Hubby, son and myself cannot donate blood even though this all happened over 25 years ago.

Oh, Lt Gen Colin Powell was my last Commander. He left not long after I did to join the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I am honored to have served under him.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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i am the coon station with the 54th eng c company wildflecken 1973--1976 please contant it would be nice to hear from all the guys god bless
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: The South
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US Army, 1957-1960
304th Sig. Bn, Korea
41st Sig. Bn., Ft. Ord
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Joined the Navy on my 17th birthday in 1977....
Back then a WestPac ment time in PI
awesome for a teenager
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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USN 1980-2000 Retired.
Served at:
Fallon Nevada, NAS Fallon
San Diego/Coronado
USS-Kitty Hawk(CV-63) | HSL-43 Helicopter Squadron | USS Ranger (CV-63) Desert Storm/Desert Shield
NAS Cubi Pt Philippines
NAS Guam
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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Usmc 1954-1957
usaf 1958-1975

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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Retired USN: 1973 to 1997

Schools:
Newport, RI (OCS)
Denver, CO (AFAITC)
Omaha, NE (Offutt AFB - Imagery Intelligence)

Duty Stations:
Washington, DC
Dallas, TX
Kami Seya, Japan
Cubi Point, Philippines
Agana, Guam, Marianas Island
Pearl Harbor, HI
Dam Neck, VA
San Diego, CA
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