Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
I have been trying to find that site on google maps, but haven't been successful. Can you tell me how to find it? I would greatly appreciate your help.
I also remember pulling guard duty during the winter and glad that we had a portable heater to keep us warm. Wasn't bad in the summer time.
I remember the rabbits and the jets buzzing the site all the time. One unlucky rabbit was caught by one of the crewman who set a loop snare between the posts of the gate. Really amazing that he could catch anything with it, but he did.
I had just arrived in Amberg in August of 1968 when Russia invaded Czechoslovakia and remember we were on alert for quite some time. I was in the Hawk Missile Unit and I remember the Russian jets flying into Germany and then flying back in a short time.
I do seem to recall the C 130 Hercules orbiting the Kaserne and it wasn't very long and it was flying of never to be seen again.
Do you remember when a full load of ammo exploded in a tank causing a huge explosion that shattered windows all throughout Pond Barracks? I remember looking out of our barracks and seeing a huge smoke ring rising into the air. Later we learned of the explosion was caused by an electrical short and luckily no one was hurt or killed.
Just another day at Pond Barracks.