Hey Michael, I pray all is well with you. I worry things aren't going well with my family jewels. So far the Urologist has been positive. There was a problem with blood in the urine and had to go through a cystoscope. Horrible feeling. Anyway, GOD be with you.
Mike, I hope your health is improving, it does seem that our whole social lives consist of going to the doctor, and pharmacy. I love that picture in your living room of the old ship, and the model of the old ship over your fireplace. What got you interested in ships, especially the old ones? I love that kind of stuff, but I spent a lot of years in the open ocean. I knew the first minute I got in the blue water, that was where I was supposed to be.
Michael, My friend Norm Freeberg lived on Quenton and E2nd he wd be 74 now. He ran away to hollywood with Harvie Kietel and David Smokler. My GF lived ave S and E7th. When I was O'seas she went with Harvey Kietel. That's another story. My friend Louie was a cop in the 70 and got his gold shield. Raised Ave X and E 11th. He lived in Staten Island later. What HS did u go to. I grad Lincoln '56
They are great pictures Mike. I will see if I can find more from Nuremburg.
There was a period of about 8 weeks we stayed in graf to direct the battalions
doing their combat training. We ran out of food, fuel, low batteries, and had to eat cold c-rations (hot dogs with the jelled fat around them). The Battalions did now want any part of us because we were not part of their outfit. Finally a helicopter came in and some general chewed them out good and the 2nd battalion gave us food and fuel and it was the first time I ate SOS in the rain with water running down my poncho into the food tray. It was good
MIKE, THIS COMMENT IS FROM CHARLIE DIXON, MY BUDDY FROM THE 2ND 57 - 60. LIVES ATLANTA
No pics of Holmes, but remember him well .... also remember Arthur and the Sgts .
Capt. Dryer was our commo Captain ( he lives about 2 miles from me in Atlanta) .... Company Commander in Germany was Capt Black ...... don't remember any big dogs. Our Lt. (Commo) was Lt. Henry Debris , he had just gotten a new Mercedes 150 when he and a bunch of other lts. had too much to drink at a football game and he ran into the back of the Colonels car in the parking lot (actually a field). They made Debris' ship his car home !!
SO MIKE IT WAS CAPT DRYER AND WE DO REMEMBER HOLMES.