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Old 02-08-2014, 12:16 AM
 
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Wow, there are a lot of posts from way back. I was there in B Co. of the 54th from 90 to 92. We were the last people there before they closed out the unit. I barely got there and they deployed us to Saudi. I have a lot of pictures I need to scan from Saudi. I was big on taking pictures and I'm really glad I was because I captured a lot of history.

I can remember Busteed from NE who I have since had a chance to talk to while in NE. Aaron Ramos was the best man at my wedding in 97'. Linsten can be found on Facebook. Wild Bill Merritt is on Facebook as well. Chris Eastham who is from Maine just like me was there in maintenance. Here are some names I would like to to know the history on after 92'.

James Martin from NY
Francisco Alcantar from IL

It's too late at night to recall the other names but there are a lot. I hope that anyone in company B 54th from 90-92 finds this post. I now reside in Austin, TX and own Plantscape Solutions which is a landscaping company. I have done well and have no complaints. The Army was fun but the money just wasn't there to make a career out of it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:25 AM
 
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The only fight I ever got in was with a guy named Cash from the 144th in 92'. He took a swing at me and I dodged it and returned the favor with a punch that instantly knocked him out cold. The crazy things you do in the Army.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:43 PM
 
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was wildflicken from 1980 to 1983 anyone remember me my name is gail hyden
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Old 04-26-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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My step father was MSG Bernard Borgmeyer of the 54th Engr Btn and we were there in 75-76. You may have gone to school with one of my brothers. They were Ron Borgmeyer and Mike Neeley. We lived in the (new) off base housing units.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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Tim Storey sp/4 of the tire facility HHQ-HQCO 77-79 now In Deer Lodge, MT
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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was wildflicken from 1980 to 1983 anyone remember me my name is gail hyden
Gail, I was in A company, 54th Engineer Battalion from 82-84. Were you with a unit or a GS civilian?
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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hello I was at wildflicke from 1980 to 1982 I s 144 0rdance company
Now I see where. You remember the Specialist who got 47 years at Leavenworth for stealing explosives and wiring it to the company commander's office door to blow up? We figured it would have taken down the three story building and damaged a few neighboring ones to.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:33 PM
 
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I was stationed there in 1980-81, 2/15th Infantry, CSC (combat support company), I heard stories about people going crazy there in the 70's and 80's (had something to do with the post being so isolated and also there was heavy drug use), some people played crazy just so they can be shipped out of there. During the time I was there, there was alot of segregation (most races stuck together), I remember some good times over there (the beer is great, food too) and the Germans loved Americans (I want to visit Germany and am interested in how it is now with no border separating the east and west), I did the border tour during my time there and found it to be very interesting (first time I was exposed to communism). I lived in a little town right outside the post and remember the german guards at the gate always being really rude to everyone. I tried staying busy and traveling to bigger towns (well, they probably weren't very big, but it seemed that way when you left Wildflecken), Kassel is very nice (good night life too), I also went to visit friends in Wurzburg and Nuurnburg (lots of stuff to do in those towns). My time was short in Germany (didn't understand why the Army sent me there with 18 months left to serve?), went by too fast but have some good memories and times.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:00 AM
 
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I love that it's the thread that never dies. I'll add a story about my engineer battalion using the facilities to qualify with individual and crew-served weapons a few times from 96'-99'. The battalion commander caught wind that I'd been at "The Chicken" and the logistical advantages of driving to WTA instead of Grafenwoehr were obvious. I was a platoon sergeant (SFC/E-7) at the time and naturally we were assigned to run the M2, .50cal machine gun range. The PMI we taught at home station transitioned nicely into qualifying every crew that arrived in mid September under six inches of snow. I'd like to think having confidence in a new environment and executing prescribed tasks in unpredictable circumstances helped prepare the battalion for Operation Joint Endeavor.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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I was stationed there in 1980-81,

My time was short in Germany (didn't understand why the Army sent me there with 18 months left to serve?)
During that period, it wasn't a budget issue. Do your time, leave. They use to have a "Intent To Re-enlist" form. Saying more or less, I promise to exend to complete a tour. But they were not legally binding. I don't even remember the unaccompanied tour length in Germany/Europe. Accompanied tour with family was 36 months.

We were in Germany from 1977 to 80, but not in Wildflecken. We enjoyed the tour...
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