"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…"
"The fire station on the Rock was the first building on left as you left the PX walking down to Squadron HQ ( the PX was the base headquarters when the Luffwaffe was the landlord, still had Nazi eagles stamped into the doors of the electrical…"
"I don't know how many troopers know the history of the club. I first stayed there in 1976, and it was just as it had been built in the 1930's by Hans Schemm (before he was killed in a light plane crash on the area where the 102d…"
"Cant tell if it is the wading pond or the snake pit. The wading pool was on the left of the front yard (looking from the front door) half way down the yard. The snake pit was at the bottom of the yard, next to the fence by the road out…"
"During one of my tours at the Rock, the officers were sitting on the front patio of the Oclub when someone wandered over to the left side of the yard and asked why there was a large sandbox there. We all wandered over and started kicking…"
Jack, are you attending the October 3-6 Regimental Assoc. Reunion in Gettysburg, October 3-6, 2013? June 30 is cutoff for cheap rates. Contact me for info if you are interested. Betty and I will be there. Lot of guys you know too.
Tried to send you some info on the next Regimental reunion in Gettysburg October 3-5 2013, but the email I have for you bounced back. Give me an email at email@example.com and I'll send the info along to you. Hope that you and Connie can attend. Betty will be there.
hi jack. i was in bravo troop. 1/2acr. reforger 79 was very cold. a lot of damage was done and cold . i remember going down the road and our heater kicked off for good. . but we made it thru. good training tho. capt. bolander was our co. the rock has sure changed now. well take care. jim