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Old 06-27-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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I was at the Hardt Kasarne,Schwaebisch Gmuend. 1974-1976. Have a lot of good memories.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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We unfortunately never got to Germany. My dad in the Sixites had a choice of England or germany. This was when he was working at Security Service out at kellyAFBase in San Antonio. Momma wanted to go to England, I think mainly because you study english history alot in school, and of course the whole language business. My dad had a civilian he worked with, a GS 10 or more I think? who wanted him to come to Germany, but instead for some reason we went to Elemendorf AFBase near Anchorage. Oh we enjoyed out time there, don't get me wrong, but it would have been nice to visit with relatives in the Schwarzwald, Garmisch, Landshut and a few other places. Great grandpa was born in Himmelstadt on the main River.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Hey! Just wonderin if there are people on here who were stationed in Germany.. if so.. where? And.. any good memories?
We were stationed in Augsburg, Germany around 1977. It was a three year tour, but we liked it so much we asked a for a 6 month extension. My wife and two children still have fond, happy memories of that tour.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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Default B Battery Hardt Kaserne '71 to '73

Anyone Stationed at Hardt Kaserne B Battery from 1971 to 1973. This is Dave Rekers originally from Middletown,Ohio and I now live in St. Augustine, FL.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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I got stationed in Korea, Hawaii, Japan, Maryland, Florida, but no Germany.

It just wasn’t meant to be I guess.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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Wiesbaden AB - 4th Bde, 4th ID from Fall '82 to Spring '84. Had a good time here except for a crappy marriage that I'm now glad didn't last . But I remember fondly getting beer delivered to my Govt Qrtrs and us getting locked onto the Air Base for a night or two because there were anti-nuke protestors just outside the gates, as if we had any nukes. Crazy.

Anyway, the Army deactivated that brigade and I was sent to finish my tour in Wildflecken in an Armor Bn.

I regret not traveling more in Germany and Europe in General. But, my '79 Dodge was not meant for the Autobahn either.

Some posters have indicated they felt Germans were rude. I would not characterize them that way. I will say they were "reserved" and not as outgoing as Americans are, but I never had any problems. If some were rude, that may have been based on opinions they had of encountering rude Americans who caused trouble.

I could use a Schnitzel mit Pommes Frittes about now .
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Old 12-13-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Wiesbaden AB - 4th Bde, 4th ID from Fall '82 to Spring '84. Had a good time here except for a crappy marriage that I'm now glad didn't last . But I remember fondly getting beer delivered to my Govt Qrtrs and us getting locked onto the Air Base for a night or two because there were anti-nuke protestors just outside the gates, as if we had any nukes. Crazy.

Anyway, the Army deactivated that brigade and I was sent to finish my tour in Wildflecken in an Armor Bn.

I regret not traveling more in Germany and Europe in General. But, my '79 Dodge was not meant for the Autobahn either.

Some posters have indicated they felt Germans were rude. I would not characterize them that way. I will say they were "reserved" and not as outgoing as Americans are, but I never had any problems. If some were rude, that may have been based on opinions they had of encountering rude Americans who caused trouble.

I could use a Schnitzel mit Pommes Frittes about now .
I was at Wildflecken with 54th Combat Engr Bn 1974-1978. I drove my VW bug all over to all the countries that bordered West Germany, except Czechoslovakia, which was of course on the other side of the old Iron Curtain.

One of the first things I did as a 19 year old PFC was to take German language classes. I took 4 semesters of German through University of Maryland at Downs Barracks in Fulda. It opened up the world to me. Anyone who did not enjoy their time in Germany, or had difficulty with the people there, I am guessing part of the reason is they did not make an effort to learn some basic German. I was one of the few US GIs in my unit, who learned German on a conversational level. It also helped me to meet wonderful young women, and they helped me enjoy life in Germany, and motivated me to speak German even better.

Most of the US Army posts in Germany were shut down after the end of the cold war, and with good reason. We don't need hundreds of thousand of US ground troops in central Europe. The EU countries have mature economies, generally good military forces and can defend themselves. The small number of US Army posts remaining in Germany should be closed as well and turned over to the Bundeswehr. I doubt if the US would ever shut Ramstein AFB, since that is key to supporting military ops in the middle east. But all the US Army posts in Germany, they could probably close within 2 or 3 years with no negative impact.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:20 PM
 
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I have a question my husband and I were stationed in Germany once and now my niece is. She has a break out of bed bugs since she got there, her heat isn’t working properly and her dishwasher is broke. We never had any issues getting help with that stuff the army was always on top of it. She says they don’t give a crap and won’t do anything. Is this true? Way back when you could go through your chain of command. And the wives could get help from the commanders wife. She said her husband would get In trouble. Has it reallly gotten that bad?
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Stationed with HQs 6/562 Missile Arty in Buzbach and then in Bad Kissingen (A battery) along the border, 69-70.
Newly married at the time and enjoyed the time there quite a bit.
The bad news was that the outfit was a target for every congressman/senator to visit as our Hawk Self Propelled missile outfit was new and they all wanted to see it in action.
We spent a lot of time in the field demoing the system. You would have thought we were a tank outfit at the time with the times in the field rivaling those of the tanks.
The towns were very nice.
Didn't get to do that much travel with the wife as we were restricted as to where we could go with our clearances at the time and the fact that time off was nearly impossible.
I did drive a courier route for awhile daily from Butzbach to Fulda (C battery) to Wildflicken (B Battery) to Bad Kissingen (A Battery) delivering documents and small parts. Also visited various depots to take parts for repair in many towns. It was the only sightseeing I got.
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Old Today, 11:30 AM
 
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I have a question my husband and I were stationed in Germany once and now my niece is. She has a break out of bed bugs since she got there, her heat isnít working properly and her dishwasher is broke. We never had any issues getting help with that stuff the army was always on top of it. She says they donít give a crap and wonít do anything. Is this true?
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Way back when you could go through your chain of command. And the wives could get help from the commanders wife. She said her husband would get In trouble. Has it reallly gotten that bad?
No.

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