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Bindlach

For those who served at Christensen Barracks.

Location: Bindlach, Germany
Members: 328
Latest Activity: Nov 22

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Comment by Andy Josephson on September 24, 2016 at 11:54pm
I will ask my Mom. I know in 1972 he was in the Joint Chief's Staff, SAGA. Strategic Arm's and Gaming Agency. Like 4 floor's below the Pentagon. He was a pilot in the AF flying C-124, wrote the book on C-141 and C-130's out of CCK for Vietnam '68-69
Comment by Dave Gettman on September 24, 2016 at 12:52pm

I'm real sorry to hear of your loss, Andy. My sincere condolences.

Do you know if your dad attended the Air Force 25th anniversary party in Stuttgart, Germany, 1972? I was part of the security detail as a young MP stationed in Stuttgart with the 385th MP Bn.

Comment by Andy Josephson on September 23, 2016 at 10:53pm

Just to let my fellow Trooper's know.  My Dad Lt. Col. USAFA  class of 1959 the first class. Ed H Josephson died 9/4/16.  He came to the "Rock" many times because of his work with Textron developing a weapon.  And I was there.  German guard's got to know him.  There was panic on the Rock when he first showed up, being a LTCOL  I told everyone don't worry he is my Dad.  The weapon he was working on was the WAM.  We dropped it on a company of Iraqi tank's 1 shot all tank's dead.  My Dad loved the 2d Cavalry.

Comment by Dave Gettman on September 16, 2016 at 11:41am

Peter,

This Quonset hut was still there too when I visited in 2008.

Comment by Peter Knoll on September 16, 2016 at 11:22am

I had a chance to visit Bindlach last fall. I was stationed there in 83-84. My son currently is an 1st Lt. in the 2nd Cav stationed in Vilseck. We spent a rainy afternoon on the old post. It is now a housing development. Most of the old barracks are gone and replaced by single family homes. Only Delta Company barracks is still there. It is now an apartment building. The regimental HQ is still there and is now a housing complex. The family housing is still there. The old motor pool and the new motor (which was built while I was there) are now part of a business park. The mess hall and commissary are gone, but the PX is still there. It was fun to go back and see Christensen Barracks. The memories started flooding back.

Comment by larry s albee on July 19, 2016 at 1:33pm

I remember someone on guard at the main gate screwing around with there 45 and pow!! no more live ammo to be loaded in you side arm!!!!!

Comment by Gary Cobb on February 10, 2016 at 2:17pm

Someone has asked the name of the gasthaus at the bottom of the hill.  It was Jetta's.  Trip down pretty good, coming back up....not so good!

Comment by Robert Haynes on December 25, 2015 at 3:52pm

In 83, the building across the road from the main gate was the taxi stand and some little shop.  The other buildings were gone and you could not even tell that they had ever been there.  That area was used for training.

Comment by Daniel J. Wroten on December 25, 2015 at 11:19am

That is the EM club, the DP camp and Peat's Taxi + can be seen across the road. The last building in the 1st photo is the building the PX was in.

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on December 24, 2015 at 11:46pm

Daniel,that is the first picture of a building across from the Guard Gate that I have seen. Thanks!

 

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