Memories

Danny Smith my dads plane
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Hi! Good morning my name is Juan Torruellas but everybody Know me in Germany by Chico , I was living in germany from May 1977 to Jun 1983 station in Spangdahlem and 1986 to 1989 in bremerhaven my best year of my live Binsfeld , Bitburg, Baden , I was spend a lot of time in Speicher , lot of memories…that is me inside de robot that in speicher..

Was MA Shop or Environmental Systems Specialist, Mike 8, 86-88. Most, well okay everyone knew me as Sam, lol! Some of the best times of my life!

Rebecca E Cousins Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contributed by James Edward Rankin Sr. taken in 2015

 

ID that allowed me over to the German side. Escorted some big shots including Mohamed Ali on his way to a fight in Africa.

ID that allowed me over to the German side. Escorted some big shots including Mohamed Ali on his way to a fight in Africa.

Robert J Ostrander One of the many benefits of being an Air Force member, booze charge card. Let the good times roll, also charge food when we had more days left than money.

Robert J Ostrander.. One of the many benefits of being an Air Force member, booze charge card. Let the good times roll, also charge food when we had more days left than money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first info is on Howard whom was a nephew of my mother’s father. He was killed in WW1.  Frank Robinson was my mother’s brother. He moved to USA before I was born so I knew little about him. Gordon was my father that served in WW2 on convoy in the Canadian Navy.

The grave of my 2nd great grandfather (Willard Crosier) that lost his life in the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff..Frank served in WW2 in the Canadian Navy before he moved to USA…he died in a POW hospital incurred from his wounds. Willard was the grandson of John. I’ve also enclosed some info on the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff. I’ve also enclosed a link on my 4th great grandfather (John Crosier) that was a 2nd Lieutenant to George Washington in the Revolutionary War.  There are 2 headstones for John as they put the wrong dates on the first stone. I’ve enclosed pictures of both stones. 

Sandra

butzbach 1957 butzbach

Robert J Ostrander I was born in Mannheim Sehenheim in Oct 3,1952

 

Robert J Ostrander
Robert J Ostrander I was at Rehien Mein in Jan 73 for 60 days TDY from Pope AFB N.C. That was like bwing back home
Fred Zayas I was stationed at Rhein-Main AB 1980-82 with the 37th TAS flying C-130E’s.
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12646972_950180825072259_5210962069070479758_nThis next picture was donated by Christopher Beckman
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 Formation over Germany
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1988 Tim Langley, Coach Warren Stanley and Jay Gregson....

1988 Tim Langley, Coach Warren Stanley and Jay Gregson….

 

83-88 structural Repair shop known to many as Magillla

james aka Jimmy Williams

James Edward Rankin Sr. Berlin airlift memorial and the base motel are pretty much all that is left. There as a dependant 81-85. Dad was Ssgt. James Hayden. Worked at CBPO. I was just there in March
Langen Terrace (R/M off-base housing area) down by the bus-stop,…..wow, does it!!! langen
Atanacio GarciaI’m from Mexico, joined the US Army in Texas became an Engineer and served my adopted country proudly for 7 years. My last tour was in the beautiful city of Bamberg which I miss with all my heart and hope to one day visit again. BAMBERG ICH LIEVE DICH!!!!                                                                  berlinairlift memorialDSC_0047 (2)

When I got to Rhien Main as a specialist in hydraulics on c5 and 141 I soon learned how to refuel, launch and recover aircraft etc. The first thing I noticed was that we never saluted the air crew upon launch. I asked was why they didn’t do it like they did at Shaw afb SC and the answer astonished me. Because we shared the runway with the flueghaffen and didn’t want to offend the locals. That to me didn’t and it does not now, make any sense to me. Who cares if we offended those people who we were there to protect?

Jeff LanceSame reason its an Air Base and not an Air Force Base, it was something the host nation requested, so that is why , it would be like them in the USA and disrespecting what we ask of them in the host nation…..common courtesy

This was donated to me by Jonathan Peter 19th Maintenence

This was donated to me by Jonathan Peter 19th Maintenence

 

Jonathan ” i love Germany..lived in Ginnheim behind platten housing 90-92 …nurnberg 79-81.. 94-99 giessen/buseck…99-2002 bad nauheim friedberg ray barracks…2002-2006 rieskirchen/pohlheim..i worked in friedberg us army reserve 94-2006..they near giessen.”  US Army active 79-92…US Army Reserves 94-06 in Germany…IRR 92-94″ …He then goes on and tells me”… my reserve unit in Germany was 309th RAOC, the 309th was at Ray Barracks Friedberg, thenHuiter Ksn in Hanua,then we moved to the Airbase in Weisbaden. I was with the 309th 94-06 ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Willie Woodruff My story is not special. I arrived in Germany in 1983 at Kelly Barracks, home of 7th Corps HQ. I spent much of my time at Patch Barracks, and Nelligen Kaserne. I did not leave Germany till after the Gulf War. It was an amazing experience. I am home sick for Germany at times. My remedy for this is I leave my home, travel about 2 KM, and I arrive at my wifes shop :https://www.facebook.com/Connys-Little-German…/… , and then the home sickness leaves me for a while smile emoticon .
Terry Henderson I’m an Army brat born in Pirmasens Germany my dad served 21 years we lived in 3xs times and the rest was stateside.I enjoyed every minute of being a military brat you knew every 3 years you where going to move and I went to 4 different elementary schools and 3 different high schools.I have reconnected with a lot of my friends on fb