Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
For those who served at Christensen Barracks.
Location: Bindlach, Germany
Latest Activity: Apr 28
Started by PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES. Last reply by gary schmidt Apr 28.
Started by MARK PILLOW Mar 24.
Started by Cosme Guzman-Torres. Last reply by Roger Digel-Barrett May 23, 2016.
Might I add that it warms my heart to see some of our veterans showing that fine patina that only comes with age. It is really good to hear from you!
It was April 14, 1945 that the battle for Bayreuth began. 2d Cavalry was to the south of Bayreuth screening as the 11th Armored Division attacked from the north. Next day C Troop accompanied the 71st Infantry Division in mopping up Bayreuth.
Paul has it right. Next was the chow hall then came A B C. Speaking of 62 do you remember late Oct. 62 when the alert siren sounded and they told us to take every thing. I had never seen a M60 sliding sideways between the barracks and picking up the foot lockers then scream out the gate? And little did we know how close the Cuban crisis was! A Trp 61-63 Merry Christmas to all :)
Been a long time since I commented nhere. I also knew the fire chief in1955 when Iwas there. He told severa lof us that the first American he saw was a tank coming out of GoldKronach which was across the valley from the motorpool. That was in April or May of 1945. Wishing all you Troopersa Merry Christmas and a great Silvester.
No idea where that's at, Hippe, but have a safe trip and a Merry Christmas.
Wishing all of you that read this a Merry Chrismas and a Happy New year we are leaving for Aygt on monday for one week
Are we speaking of across from the main gate, like Pete the Pirate or the taxi stand, can/t remember his name or are we speaking across from the gate guard house, across from the gate shack was the 1st bldg. on the right, was the enlisted club, I spent a lot of time at both places.
Littlejohn, you are not crazy, but I can't say the same for that comrade fire chief, he was nuts when we were there, no telling 20 years later!!
My first tour (77-80) I had a long converstion with Herr Goeltz, the fire chief. He had been working there for 40 years, arriving in 1935 as a Lufftwafffe recruit fire man. He stated that the building across from the gate was built as the "official" whore house with girls inspected by the physicians from the Hospital which was the Squadron HQ building. That was why it had glass walls and sinks in most of the offices. It was rebuilt prior to my second tour.
Ronny, you're getting old like the rest of us:-) 1962 was along time ago.
Merry Christmas everyone.
They built a new Barracks building for the How Battery on the end of the runway. Sub-post was then only being used by the MP's. I have an aerial photo of Christiensen barracks somewhere..
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