Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
For those who served at Christensen Barracks.
Location: Bindlach, Germany
Latest Activity: Apr 8
Started by PHILIP SHERIDAN GREAVES. Last reply by John Amond Dodge Apr 8.
Started by Cosme Guzman-Torres. Last reply by Roger Digel-Barrett May 23, 2016.
Started by Troy Tiner. Last reply by carl kreitzer Dec 18, 2013.
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.
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.
This Quonset hut was still there too when I visited in 2008.
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.
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!!!!!
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!
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.
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.
Daniel,that is the first picture of a building across from the Guard Gate that I have seen. Thanks!
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