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Terry Boote

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Feb 14, 2010
 
Ann Picheloup Ray wrote:
I was born and raised in Fontainebleau and went to Junior High 65/66 and then went to PAHS for my freshman year until they closed in 1967. My father was military and spent 2o years in Fontainebleau. I was very fortunate to be raised there by an American father and Franch mother. My last few years of high school were spent at Ft. Dix, New Jersey where my father retired when I graduated in 1970 and decided to move to Shape Belgium and they have not been back since. I have been to Fontainebleau a few times over the years and everything is still the same. Still beautiful and full of good memories.
This message is for any of the Army brats that lived and went to school in Fontainebleau from the 50's until the closing in 1967. Also to any of the soldiers who knew all of us Army brats as we did hang around with them a lot.
I hope someone reads this and will remember.
Ann Ray p Picheloup
Hello Ann-
By any chance was your fathers name Gus? If so I was his company clerk at Fontainebleau in 1966. Our company commander at the time was Capt. Theodore Brunner, later replace by Lt. Tom Street. I was in the garrison which provided, among other things, transportation for the dependents such as yourself to and from school in Paris.
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Feb 14, 2010
 
I was stationed at Ingrandes France, in the 68 Transportation Company 1962 until 1965. I lived like all fist term Soldiers in the Army and on the Depot. I spent every hour I could traveling or in town with the locals and made the very best of the time there. I still remember the special celebration for St Valentines day. Wonderful dress up holiday.
Any one around from those days.
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Feb 16, 2010
 
Steve wrote:
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Colette,I called my mom and found out some more info.It was Toul where the theatre and bowling lanes were.She remembers a couple of last names of families in Regina Village,the first is the Browns,another was the Crawleys/cauleys?My sister had a girlfriend named Elizabeth and she thinks her last name may have been Sessler?My sis said Elizabeth had short curly Blonde hair.The "french family" I referred to that lived off the land behind us was in fact a Polish family..not French.She does not remember the street address in Regina village but does have some slides of the house there....although they are packed away in a box somewhere.Any of this ring a bell?Hope to hear back from you and anyone else that shared our unique Army brat life.Best regards,Steve
Hey Steve, haven't forgot about ya, will get back here shortly with more info and questions. Thanks. Colette
Ann Picheloup Ray

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Feb 16, 2010
 
Terry Boote wrote:
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Hello Ann-
By any chance was your fathers name Gus? If so I was his company clerk at Fontainebleau in 1966. Our company commander at the time was Capt. Theodore Brunner, later replace by Lt. Tom Street. I was in the garrison which provided, among other things, transportation for the dependents such as yourself to and from school in Paris.
Terry Boote
Hello Terry,
Yes, that was my father. He retired from the Army in 1970 and we moved back overseas after that and he has never come back and died there in 1995. He was happy living near Shape so he could use his benefits, and was still not too far from France. We went back to Fountainebleau a few time and it was still the same. Is still the same today. So you must have been one of our bus drivers back then, we were all a mess weren't we. I know we were always sneaking off to lots of places, like Johnny's Bar among many. Maybe you knew my brother Michel as he gratuated in 66 and worked in the class 6 store until we moved back to the states.
My father worked in the Drivers Testing office for years, so were you in there with him?
I had a big crush on a GI named Jim Gill. and at that time I was in big puppy love. Did you know him?
Thanks so much for hte reply and keep in touch.
Ann
I have just connected wiht another frined from my Jounior HIgh days and she also remembers all the fun we had. I also remember we used to hang around a lot of GI's, were you one of them?
Ted Gabor

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Feb 21, 2010
 
Gene Walsh wrote:
I was stationed at the Blockhouse on Rue la Perouse, now the site of a backoffice for a bank, for 3 years. I lived in an appartment on Rue Des Acacias during the period of 1961-1964. I was a telephone installer/repairman and manual switchboard repairman working out of the Blockhouse. My main clients were everyone at 32 Rue Marbeuf and the Air Force Offices on Rue de la Tremoille. Details are too numerous to list here. But needless to say it was a great assignment and I was treated very weil by all the French employees as well as my landlady and all the people on rue des acacias.
Gene, I ran across this site trying to locate some army buddies stationed in Paris in 1963/1965. I was stationed at the blockhouse in the comm center. Worked with Roger Blessum, Bo Bollacker, Ron Pecille, Gary Mcmorrow, Larry Brooks, Al Simpson among many more. Any of these names ring a bell?? I have found a few, still looking for more buddies. Have you found any one from the Royalty Bar gang? Star Hotel? My email is tedgabor@gmail.com Merci.
Gene Walsh

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Feb 23, 2010
 
Ted Gabor wrote:
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Gene, I ran across this site trying to locate some army buddies stationed in Paris in 1963/1965. I was stationed at the blockhouse in the comm center. Worked with Roger Blessum, Bo Bollacker, Ron Pecille, Gary Mcmorrow, Larry Brooks, Al Simpson among many more. Any of these names ring a bell?? I have found a few, still looking for more buddies. Have you found any one from the Royalty Bar gang? Star Hotel? My email is tedgabor@gmail.com Merci.
Ted: Go to this website and you'll find posts from some of the old blockhouse gang.
http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitPageBull...

The posts are mixed in with the 275th's subsequent locations. Larry Brooks is one memorable character. I believe Larry came with the building. When I left I believe he was on a "French Hold." Remember those "Holds", mostly for traffic accidents.
Yeah, the Star was down the street from the Royality, so anyone who lived there could roll down the street. A few years ago I rented an appartment across the street from the Royality. The appartment was on the 4th flr with no elevator. The Royality turned into a laundromat after the Army left. Michel was doing all the work and Jimmy was reading his newspaper. It was later turned into a chicken take-out place and last time I was there it was a Private Club.
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#418
Feb 24, 2010
 
Philippe wrote:
I'm looking for American citizens who have lived in military bases in France up to the sixties. I'd like to listen to their memories, possibly see some old pics. If I can get in touch with a sufficent amount of persons, I'd like to write a book about these specific circunstances.
Looking forward to hear from you
Sincerely,
Philippe
I was stationed at the Ingrandes General Depot from April 1958 until Oct.1959.I worked in the 385th Medical Dispensary in several capacities.I have some pictures and colour transparencies from that period.I remember the names of a few French personnel who worked on post.The site is now St.Ustre Industrial Park.Aerial views indicate that many military structures have been demolished.Loved France and would like to return one more time.E-mail:zim65riv@hazleton. net
christ mont

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#419
Feb 25, 2010
 
bonjour
je suis et j'ai travaillé comme serveuve au camp lariboisiere a fontainebleau de 1959 debut 1961.
je me souviens que l'ont se reunissaient dans un bar a fontainebleau avec des militaires black pour chanter et danser .
c'etait la bonne epoque que je regrette beaucoup.
sincèrement. christiane
je recherche une amie française mariée a un militaire americain a fontainebleau . nous avons été en pensions ensemble , je me souviens que de son prénom :MIRIELLE
christiane jedynak

Grenoble, France

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#420
Feb 25, 2010
 
bonjour
je recherche des photos de militaires americains basés a vierzon (18 )francesquadron 7th radio relay de 1955 a 1959 ,a coté de chateauroux.
merci
christiane jedynak

Grenoble, France

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#421
Feb 25, 2010
 
j'ai oublié mon adresse internet
jedynak.christiane @ orange.fr

christiane jedynak et christ mont sont la meme personne
Larry Stephens

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Feb 25, 2010
 
Ann Picheloup Ray wrote:
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Hello Terry,
Yes, that was my father. He retired from the Army in 1970 and we moved back overseas after that and he has never come back and died there in 1995. He was happy living near Shape so he could use his benefits, and was still not too far from France. We went back to Fountainebleau a few time and it was still the same. Is still the same today. So you must have been one of our bus drivers back then, we were all a mess weren't we. I know we were always sneaking off to lots of places, like Johnny's Bar among many. Maybe you knew my brother Michel as he gratuated in 66 and worked in the class 6 store until we moved back to the states.
My father worked in the Drivers Testing office for years, so were you in there with him?
I had a big crush on a GI named Jim Gill. and at that time I was in big puppy love. Did you know him?
Thanks so much for hte reply and keep in touch.

Ann
I have just connected wiht another frined from my Jounior HIgh days and she also remembers all the fun we had. I also remember we used to hang around a lot of GI's, were you one of them?
Ann, I may have been one of your bus drivers. I was station in Fontainebleau Fr in 1956>59 and 1963>64 I worked in the transportation section on Caserne Lariboisiere. Part of my job was to drive school buses in the local area and also the High School bus on Friday and Sunday to Dreux or Châteauroux, I think it was Dreux. Some students came home most weekends and some only every other or once a month. I would make the trip with just one bus two or three times a month and other times we could have 2 buses, a baggage truck and a car. We made one rest and gas stop on the way back. When I first was station at Fontainebleau I was 17. I loved Fontainebleau it was the town that I grew up in. There was a Bar Tabac on the corner of a place call Chas Pierre and mom and pop Pierre became my French mother and father I was 20 when I left Fontainebleau the first time. I would love to go back, but.
Larry Stephens

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Feb 25, 2010
 
Hi Ann, I may have been one of your bus drivers and some place I have my military driver permit from that time, I will find it see who sign it. I was station in Fontainebleau Fr in 1956>59 and 1963>64 I worked in the transportation section on Caserne Lariboisiere. Part of my job was to drive school buses in the local area and also the High School bus on Friday and Sunday to Dreux or Châteauroux, I think it was Dreux. Some students came home most weekends and some only every other or once a month. I would make the trip with just one bus two or three times a month and other times we could have 2 buses, a baggage truck and a car. We made one rest and gas stop on the way back. When I first was station at Fontainebleau I was 17. I loved Fontainebleau it was the town that I grew up in. There was a Bar Tabac on the corner of a place call Chas Pierre and mom and pop Pierre became my French mother and father I was 20 when I left Fontainebleau the first time. I would love to go back, but.

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Feb 25, 2010
 
I was station in Fontainebleau Fr in 1956>59 and 1963>64 I worked in the transportation section on Caserne Lariboisiere. Part of my job was to drive school buses in the local area and also the High School bus on Friday and Sunday to Dreux or Châteauroux, I think it was Dreux. Some students came home most weekends and some only every other or once a month. I would make the trip with just one bus two or three times a month and other times we could have 2 buses, a baggage truck and a car. We made one rest and gas stop on the way back. When I first was station at Fontainebleau I was 17. I loved Fontainebleau it was the town that I grew up in. There was a Bar Tabac on the corner of a place call Chas Pierre and mom and pop Pierre became my French mother and father I was 20 when I left Fontainebleau the first time. I would love to go back, but.
Scotty Bennett

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#425
Feb 25, 2010
 
Hi,
I was in Hq Co, Bussac from 7-60 to 10-60. Transferred to 83rd Engr Bn, Braconne 10-60 to 9-62.Use to go to the EM Club in Angouleme and Lamar's Cafe. The owner was real good to the GI's.
Jim Finn

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Feb 25, 2010
 
Scotty Bennett wrote:
Hi,
I was in Hq Co, Bussac from 7-60 to 10-60. Transferred to 83rd Engr Bn, Braconne 10-60 to 9-62.Use to go to the EM Club in Angouleme and Lamar's Cafe. The owner was real good to the GI's.
Hi Scotty. I was i Det C at Braconne, but I was there from 12/57 to 6/59. I did play basketball with a guy named Harkness from the 83rd, Braconne. Do you remember a guy by that name?
Scotty Bennett

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Feb 26, 2010
 
Hi Jim,
The name doen't ring a bell, but he could have been their and I didn't get chance to meet him since I didn't arrive until 10-60. Was the EM Club in Angouleme at the time you weere their? I didn't get to know to many people on main post, because we were TDY alot and that was during the Berlin Crisis!
I use to go to the Service Club quite often and go on tours with the SC.
Did you get know any French civilian employees on post, one that I know was Claude Beneteav. He worked in building suppy on post. He took the time to help me look for a car and I haven't forgot his kindness!
It is great hearing from you hope to hear from you again!
Ted Gabor

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Feb 27, 2010
 
Gene Walsh wrote:
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Ted: Go to this website and you'll find posts from some of the old blockhouse gang.
http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitPageBull...
The posts are mixed in with the 275th's subsequent locations. Larry Brooks is one memorable character. I believe Larry came with the building. When I left I believe he was on a "French Hold." Remember those "Holds", mostly for traffic accidents.
Yeah, the Star was down the street from the Royality, so anyone who lived there could roll down the street. A few years ago I rented an appartment across the street from the Royality. The appartment was on the 4th flr with no elevator. The Royality turned into a laundromat after the Army left. Michel was doing all the work and Jimmy was reading his newspaper. It was later turned into a chicken take-out place and last time I was there it was a Private Club.
Gene,
Thank you for your help. We did find Larry Brooks' son and he informed us that Larry died in 2002.
Ted Gabor
Gene Walsh

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Feb 27, 2010
 
Ted Gabor wrote:
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Gene,
Thank you for your help. We did find Larry Brooks' son and he informed us that Larry died in 2002.
Ted Gabor
Ted: I'm sorry to read that. Larry was older than most of us at that time. I believe he was a Korean War Vet as well. The only other Blockhouse guy I found, aside from Stan Kato and Chris Vock,is Bill Schampeau. Bill was the armourer at the Blockhouse as well as my pal. Most of the guys from that era probably don't want or own a PC. They would rather invest their money in wine, women and song---and spend the rest foolishly.
JC Barnett Louisville KY

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Mar 1, 2010
 
"Quote Bill Ferris wrote:
I was stationed at Hqs & Hqs Co, Caserne Larboisiere, SA Fountainbleau, Fr from Nov 62-Oct 64.Had some great times in Paris. Mostly at The La Boheme bar on Monparnarse. The A bar, canada Bar and Nebraska Bar on Rue Pigale. Quote"
I was stationed in Fontainebleau in 1958 & early 59 with the SHAPE 298th Signal Company next to the main base can't remember the name of the post. Company commander was a Capt. Miller and 1st Sgt. was Semilac or something like that. There were two US army companies and one British company in this little caserne. I played basketball for the post and we were in a tournament in Paris I guess it was in the later part on 1958 or early 59. What a time we had on Rue Pigale.
Gene Walsh

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Mar 1, 2010
 
Ah yes, the La Boheme. The first and only time I frequented that "establishment" 2 Air Force guys were beating the crap out of one another. The Gendarmerie showed up brandishing sub-machine guns and made everyone raise their hands in the air. After that experience I stayed close to my neighborhood around the Champs.

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