Rodney, thanks for the invite. I was at Pond in 1965-66, third floor at the top of the stairs turn right down two doors for my room. Spent most of my time at Camp Gates. Everyone at Gates thought the medics had it soooo easy, until bad things happened. Who did they call!
One quick story. Sitting in the dispensary one night, the door opens in comes a guy with the top of his head shaved. You know like the monks in the middle ages. On the top is a band-aid. He was at Camp Pitman the night before, went downtown and had a little problem with a lady of the night. She hit him on the head with her high heel shoe. Back at camp the medics had been drinking a little to much tea. So they couldn't get the band-aid to stick to his hair. He came to us to see if he was alright. Lucky for him we were out of tea.
Hello Rodney,glad to hear from another Pond Barracks tropper.The picture is of the building facing the parade grounds.When I was there the right side of HHT had a little parking area and a wash rack.The far side (left)had the little sandwich shack going into the motor pool.That was back in 69-71.Back then the Medics wre on the 3RD floor with the cooks.Redeye was on the first floor (sleeping ) with our Redeye room in the basement.I was in the barracks for awhile then I went home on leave to get married and my wife came back with me.We lived for awhile downtown and in the town of Gialoh.It was down the street as you would walk out pass the front gate on your left.like behind the motor pool.My wife and I went back in 2001&2002.Next year might be another Germany vacation.
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