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Dori

Leavenworth, KS

#3100 May 7, 2014
Does anyone remember a family named Madurga they had 7 children the oldest girl went by Anna worked on base they lived in Fontainbleau she came to the states in 1963 married a GI named Glen Carter reason im asking im searching for my biological father it may be to late but im hoping I can know the other half of me thanks to anyone that can help.
Dori

Leavenworth, KS

#3101 May 7, 2014
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mercier

Bordeaux, France

#3102 May 9, 2014
I am looking for a U.S. soldier who was on BORDEAUX ST IN 1954-1956 Sulpice name Everett Clanahan MC or MC CLANNAHAN it was perhaps 889 th QM Petroleum Co
It must have been between 20 and 30 years to 1954.
thank you
Robert Rosenthal

Van Nuys, CA

#3103 May 9, 2014
Every couple of years I post this hoping to hear from someone who knew Maj George Wyman. He was stationed at HQ, 1st Signal Group in Orleans France in 1961.
I was Pictorial Officer of 1st Signal Group at the same time at Maj Wyman was my CO.
Robert Rosenthal

Van Nuys, CA

#3104 May 9, 2014
Thomas Guinee wrote:
Barry: Idon't recall a 69th signal Btn in Orleans at that time. I was in the 269th Signal Co SVC. at that time. What was your MOS? If you were in the Photo Section I may remember you.
Hi,
I was Pictorial Officer of the 1st Signal Group in 1961. 69th Signal Company (Photgraphic) was based in Heidelberg. 269th Signal Company was based in the Orleans area at Harbord Barracks (Maison Fort.)
Hunter Vaught

Bellevue, NE

#3105 May 12, 2014
Gene Walsh wrote:
Hunter--What timeframe were you at the Littre? I did the maintenance of the telephone systems in Paris from 61 to 64, I can't recall any French civilians using the hotel other than those who worked there. Perhaps French civilians started using the facilities when the drawdown of US Forces was ending. Sgt de Guisti was there as well as a Major who was Sen. Symingtons's son-in-law. Whisky Joe had to move the Class VI to Rue La Tremoille to free up space at the Hotel. Those were great times.
I was in the Littre from March 1961 until the fall of 1962. I remember CMSgt DeGuisti was at Rue Tremoille - not in the Littre. The Major you refer to might have been Maj Hurst G. Bowers, but I don't remember him being Sen. Symington's son-in-law. We bought cigarettes and booze at the tiny little concession stand just off the lobby. I can't remember for sure if French civilians used the upper floors - I do remember though that there were French civilians at the check-in desk, so I just assumed they were there to check in French. The hotel was a transitory place for GI's traveling to other points in Europe. We went to the Jamboree Bar every day after work - I usually closed it down.
Nick Sica

Ruckersville, VA

#3106 May 15, 2014
We lived in Petit Beauregard from1955-62. I was seven when we moved to the states, but I do remember it well. My dad was an electrical engineer, I believe with SHAPE, and my Mom was born and raised in the area. We spent our weekends going "into town" (Paris!) to shop and sightsee and visit relatives. What a shock to move back to the States and discover that the whole world was not French-speaking or bilingual! I recently went back to visit family and attend the wedding of my cousin's daughter, and I can't wait to go back again.
Ellen Green

United States

#3107 May 15, 2014
Robert Sklar wrote:
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Ellen,
What was your father's name, and what unit was he with? I probably knew him, and I might have given him his inoculations or helped take care of him if he went on sick call. On a small post like Ingrandes Medics eventually meet almost everyone.(My First Sergeant, Jim Ramsay, who was one of the finest people I ever met, had been in charge of the dispensary at Fort Hood that took care of Elvis when he was there.) At that time the "US Army General Depot, Ingrandes, France" had around 1200 GIs, 1000 dependents, and employed around 3000 French people. We had a consolidated mess hall with each unit sending their cooks to work there. There was a quartermaster company, an engineer company, an ordnance company, etc.
If you would like, I can point you at a military police website that has photos of the post taken around that time I made a recent posting on this site with instructions on how to find the post, an industrial park today, using Google Earth.
Take care,
Robert Sklar
Robert: My dad was S.D. Slade (Sebron Daniel). He would have been a sergeant, not sure of anything else concerning his rank at that time. It'd be so interesting if you remember him! Yes, I would definitely like any links that you may know of that have photos of that time frame. I would love to see what might trigger some memories, or even see a family member! Thanks - Ellen
Nick Sica

Ruckersville, VA

#3108 May 15, 2014
Peter B Yorke wrote:
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I just found this thread! My father, Major Harvey F Yorke, was stationed at Camp Des Loges from 1959-1962. We lived in Petit Beauregard (kitty-corner to Bel Manoir), we played at the Community Center (across the street from Bel Manoir), we went to school at Garches (Go Paris Pirates!), we went to church at SHAPE and did all our shopping at, you guessed it, Bel Manoir. I was old enough to remember most if it.
I also remember Bel Manoir.. The PX, delicatessen and snack bar were on the left side of the shopping center and the commissary was on the right. In between were the barber, the bank, the toy store (very important--I was a kid at the time--we moved back to the States when I was 7), and several other small stores. We lived in Petit Beauregard from 1955 to 1962. My Dad was a civilian engineer, and if I recall correctly, worked at Camp des Loges for SHAPE. We also got our immunizations at the infirmary at Camp des Loges--that I do remember clearly and not fondly!
Robert Sklar

Glendale Heights, IL

#3110 May 17, 2014
Ellen Green wrote:
<quoted text>
Robert: My dad was S.D. Slade (Sebron Daniel). He would have been a sergeant, not sure of anything else concerning his rank at that time. It'd be so interesting if you remember him! Yes, I would definitely like any links that you may know of that have photos of that time frame. I would love to see what might trigger some memories, or even see a family member! Thanks - Ellen
Ellen,

Do you remember what unit your father was in? Below are some links to the photos I wrote about and some other information. Do you ever get to Chicago? I live in Park Ridge (touches Chicago on the northwest), and if you are in the area my wife and I would love to meet you and reminisce.

Take care,

Robert

http://www.pbase.com/202mpco/france___cold_wa...

http://www.pbase.com/image/38474795

http://www.pbase.com/202mpco/image/40858603/o...

http://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm...
Tom Johnson

Glen Rose, TX

#3111 May 18, 2014
Robert,
We have several MPs from Ingrandes on our Poitiers Yahoo Group, as well as other units. Ken Moe, Norm Brittain, a couple others. The daughter of Captain Uptain, and the son of Captain Baskin, two of our COs. Also, the Ingrandes MPs have reunions every January in Florida. Colonel Hammaker (not sure I spelled that correctly), also one of our COs also attends the reunion. I know a lot of us used to visit (and leave comments) on your webpage, until you told us the Site was not to look for old friends. Has that rule changed now? I'm still looking for some old friends I served with in the 202nd MPs at Poitiers. Here is a link to our Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/caserne_a...
Robert Sklar wrote:
<quoted text>
Ellen,
Do you remember what unit your father was in? Below are some links to the photos I wrote about and some other information. Do you ever get to Chicago? I live in Park Ridge (touches Chicago on the northwest), and if you are in the area my wife and I would love to meet you and reminisce.
Take care,
Robert
http://www.pbase.com/202mpco/france___cold_wa...
http://www.pbase.com/image/38474795
http://www.pbase.com/202mpco/image/40858603/o...
http://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm...
Tom Johnson

Glen Rose, TX

#3112 May 18, 2014
Robert,
We have several MPs from Ingrandes on our Poitiers Yahoo Group, as well as other units. Ken Moe, Norm Brittain, a couple others. The daughter of Captain Uptain, and the son of Captain Baskin, two of our COs. Also, the Ingrandes MPs have reunions every January in Florida. Colonel Hammaker (not sure I spelled that correctly), also one of our COs also attends the reunion. I know a lot of us used to visit (and leave comments) on your webpage, until you told us the Site was not to look for old friends. Has that rule changed now? I'm still looking for some old friends I served with in the 202nd MPs at Poitiers. Here is a link to our Group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/caserne_a...
dan graves

Flagstaff, AZ

#3118 May 20, 2014
does anyone have pictures they can post of SHAPE headquarters and/or the 22nd transportation co. (car) in rocquencourt, france from the early to mid sixties. pictures of buildings, people, etc. from that period would be appreciated.,
Charpentier

Nantes, France

#3119 May 20, 2014
Peter Maydanis wrote:
I was stationed in Paris and worked in the Blockhous Signal Office @ 79 Rue La Perouse during the period 1955 - 1956. My unit was the 7774 Signal Battalion AU, Paris, Detachment. We worked 24 hours a day, six days on and two days off. We rotated shifts: day shift 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., swing 4 p.m. to Midnight, and midnight to 8 a.m. Every third tour we began at 8 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m. and we were off duty from then until two days later--practically 3 days off--until the beginning of the swing shift at 4 p.m. However, one tour provided only a short day and one half off. Our big perk was that on midnights we all reported for duty as schduled, signed in, and then took off until about 4 a.m. since Washington, six hours behind us, was still asleep and there was very little traffic. On the swing shift, we could bug out about usually the last two hours to take in a movie or visit a bar as long as we were back when the midnight shift reported to take our place. Being right off Avenue D'Iena and a stone's throw from the Arc De Triomphe or the Champs-Ellysees gave us a pretty fertile field of places to go and things to do while we were in "recess" from out shifts. On the long, almost 3 day off period, we could catch a train to Bruxelles or down to Fontainebleau, Orleans, Chartres, etc. for the day. Really very good duty and there were only about a couple dozen of us enlisted personnel and four officers. The officers were good Joes. If you did your work and stayed sober, you were pretty much left alone. Don't forget, the Louvre was free on Thursdays, and I think I covered about every salle and enceinte (hallway) in the 18 months that it took for me to do it. I can taste those sandwich sausisson chaud now that we used to go out and grab toward the end of the swing or the middle of the midnight shifts when we in fact had to work them. If we had the taxi fare we could mange a quick trip to Les Halles and to grab some onion soup at the Le Chien qui Fume. Alas: the best years of my unmarried life were spent there! Peter Maydanis, Phoenix, Arizona
Ever met with Richard "Dick" Charpentier?
Charpentier

Nantes, France

#3120 May 20, 2014
John Berry wrote:
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I was in the 83rd Engr Bn in 1961 I was the head Electrician in charge of the Wiring of the Stockade at Braconne. We used to enjoy trips to Angouleme France.
We also built a School in ST. Nazaire
Hi,

Ever met Richard "Dick" Charpentier?
Aline Joubert-Durbin

Chicago, IL

#3124 May 21, 2014
Alain Wojcik wrote:
<quoted text>Dear Ron,
My name is Alain Wojcik, I'm French St Rémy sur Avre. I read your message and informed Sally Thomas Downing, daughter of your colonel because I have contacts with the site Dreux American High School. She answered you page 147
cordially
Bonjour Alain, je suis de La-Leu et j'habite maintenant Chicago, Illinois. Je sais que la maison de mes parents a ete revendue plusieurs fois mais si tu as la change d'aller a La-leu, 4 rue de l'Avre, j'aimerai beaucoup une photo. Je te remercie d'avance
Jon Garrido

Santa Fe, NM

#3126 May 21, 2014
SP4 Carmen Arn -then- wrote:
I was there approv Nov 1960 thru 1961, with Sgt John Miller, Lt Smolenek & others. The few WACS who worked in the relay ctr were billeted in Orleans and bussed there each shift -- do you remember others?
Carmen Arn, I was at Harbor Barracks and I still remember you walking from the mess hall walking back to your barracks. I walked up to you and asked you for your name. I still remember you said, "Carmen Arn."

I live in Santa Fe. NM. There is a page about me at www.JonGarrido.com and also my email address. I hope you write back.

Jon Garrido
Peter

Carson, CA

#3127 May 21, 2014
We lived in Verdun in 1953 and 1954. My Dad was in the Army. Some of the French socialist were upset that the U.S.A. executed the Rosenbergs for selling secrets to the U.S.S.R.. My Mom was spit on, our car was peed on and a French girl came up to me like she was going to give me a kiss and bit me on the cheek. Still have the scar.
We also lived in Germany prior to this. The Germans were much nicer to us than the French. They were glad to be rid of the Nazi's too.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#3128 May 22, 2014
Tony wrote:
I lived in Fontainebleau from 1965 to 1967. My dad worked at Camp Guynemer, and I went to school at the US Army base there, Caserne Laraboissiere. We lived first in Avon, then at the US housing area in Acheres-la-Foret. Anyone else with memories of that area?
BTW, in 2001, I was stationed in DC. I met a guy who had been a waiter or bus boy at the O Club at Caserne Laraboissiere. When I met him, he owned a wine shop in Alexandria.
Hi Tony,

I lived in Fontainebleau from Sept. 1964 until Jan. 1967. I went to the school on Post (Caserne Laraboissiere) 4th - 6th grades. We lived in La Butte Monceau in Avon (1964-1965) then moved into the Housing Area as well.

What grade were you in in 1965? Were you in Boy Scouts or play baseball?
John Fenger

Bakersfield, CA

#3129 May 22, 2014
Richard Houchens wrote:
<quoted text>I was in Toul from 1960 till 1963. I was in an Ordnance Co. we had to ride the bus to the hospital for sick call. Pardon me but I re-enlisted in 1962 and transferred to Schweinfurt, Germany and rotated back to states in Nov. 1963. Discharged in 1968. Lot of memories.
I Was that the 565th Ord Co FM...... I was there in early 61', was then sent to Nancy Ord Dep to work in personnel office or the 565th. I worked in the orderly room of the 565 for about 6 months before they sent me to NOD.....the 64th MP's wee across the street from us. I remember the bus ride to Jeanne D arc hospital to get the army's all purpose cures....aspirin I guess....I rotated home for discharge from Nancy in Sep 63" A few names I remember from the 565 were Harvey Reasor, Ed Stevens, Dick Halley, Lou Rhaney, and John Fruediger

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