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John Taft

Chesapeake, VA

#453 Mar 9, 2010
Jim Finn wrote:
<quoted text>John: did you know Bob Couvert. he was a reporter on the post newspaper. what detachment did you live in. I was in Detachment A while I worked at personnel and later AG Publications. Later I was in Detachment C, while I worked on vedicle maintenance in between tdy assignments to play basketball and baseball. I came after you. 12/57 to 6/59
Jim..I have gotten so old that my mind does not work very well and my memory is suspect. I don't remember any names of anyone that I knew at Braccone. I don't recall that there were different atachments when I was there. All that I recall on the post was 1 Co of Polish guards and 1 Co of American troops and we were all in 1 barracks across the St from the Polish wooden Barracks. Our barracks was concrete and I was on the 2nd floor. I do remember that the beer hall was just to the left of our barracks. It was just a small wooden shack. I drank alot of beer there with my Buddies. There was no NCO club that I knew of when I was there and no Rifle range. I worked at Post Signal in the same building with the post telephone switch board that had French operators. My building was on the same side of the st. as the HQ building. I think things changed alot after I left. Maybe you can refresh my memory about the attachment thing and if there were troops living somewhere besides where I lived. Let me hear from you...Thanks...John
Christopher Duffy

New York, NY

#454 Mar 16, 2010
Gene Thieman wrote:
Was stationed Toul depot with the 507th engineer Co. Transfered to HQ co. and then to depot security. Stayed in Toul until May 57. Retired in 1984.
Hi Gene I'm Chris Duffy I was Company clerk and Mail Clerk at Headquarters Comapny from 1955 to Dec 1957 Until Shortly before I left the Co Commander was Lt. Richard H Lowery. Are you in contact with ant from that period?
Christopher Duffy

New York, NY

#455 Mar 16, 2010
Hi Gene I'm Chris Duffy I was Company clerk and Mail Clerk at Headquarters Company from 1055 to Dec 1957. Until shortly before the Co Commander was Lt Richard H Lowery. Are tou in contact with any folks from that Period?
Gerald McCurdy

Mesa, AZ

#456 Mar 16, 2010
I was stationed with C Co. 83rd engineer batallion at Ingrandes France from Jan. 1964 till July 1966. Being a heavy construction company I was TDY all over France every summer that I was there. During the off months we hauled equipment or materials from one depot to another. Twice we furnished men to operate the pull down targets at Montmorillion rifle range for the Army sharpshooter championships. It was a blast there. I don't regret the 31 months I was in France. I have great great memories.

Since: Oct 09

Chattanooga, TN

#457 Mar 17, 2010
Ann Picheloup Ray wrote:
Hi Larry,
Thanks for the reply. I did not ride the bus until fall of 1966 when they started sending us to Paris as most of the bases were getting ready to close down. My brother rode the bus to Dreux from 1964 until 1966 and he may have known you. You say you were 20 when you left the first time. Were you stationed thare again after that?
Johnny's was the bar everypone went to. We were only freshmen in 66-67 so we were not suppose to go - but we did anyways.
I hope these messages will find more people who were stationed in Fountainebleau in the 60's. My father was one lucky man as he was stationed there from 1950-1967 with two short tours back to the states in between. So we were very fortunate to have that double lifestyle.
Take Care
Ann
I have been back and the town still looks the same.<quoted text>
The first time I was station there was 1956 to 1959. I was in HQ Det. and worked at the post gas station (in front of the hospital) for about 6 months and then from 1957 to 1959 worked in the Motor Pool as a bus and truck driver. I have been looking for my military drivers permit from then, it may be signed by your dad.
Jim Finn

Biddeford, ME

#458 Mar 17, 2010
John Taft wrote:
<quoted text>
Jim..I have gotten so old that my mind does not work very well and my memory is suspect. I don't remember any names of anyone that I knew at Braccone. I don't recall that there were different atachments when I was there. All that I recall on the post was 1 Co of Polish guards and 1 Co of American troops and we were all in 1 barracks across the St from the Polish wooden Barracks. Our barracks was concrete and I was on the 2nd floor. I do remember that the beer hall was just to the left of our barracks. It was just a small wooden shack. I drank alot of beer there with my Buddies. There was no NCO club that I knew of when I was there and no Rifle range. I worked at Post Signal in the same building with the post telephone switch board that had French operators. My building was on the same side of the st. as the HQ building. I think things changed alot after I left. Maybe you can refresh my memory about the attachment thing and if there were troops living somewhere besides where I lived. Let me hear from you...Thanks...John
Hi John. I cant' remember much either. I remember the concrete barrack being built. I lived in it too. I remember one night, we nearly had a race riot. A white trouble maker from Arkansas and a black trouble maker from Cleveland squared off, on 2nd floor i think. Blacks and whites were beginning to sneak back to their lockers for weapons, like entrenching tools when the duty CQ came charging up the stairs screaming for everyone to stand down. He showed some real courage, and people obeyed. If they didn t, someone would have died.
Scotty Bennett

Texarkana, TX

#459 Mar 18, 2010
Jim & John,
You mention how tension in the barracks a little strained at times. Well that situation simmmered down quit abit. In the last part of 1960 the 83rd Engr built a Stockade to handle things of the nature that yiou mention. The stockade was built to handle 40 people and the MP'S DIDN'T TAKE ANY S--- off of anyone. I had one guy in my platoon who got out of control and was sent their for two months and he came back with a much attitude!!
The stockade was about 3/4 of a mile from main post and two block from my company.
Scotty
Toni Yancey-Zanger

Sunnyvale, CA

#460 Mar 26, 2010
My father Joseph Levi Yancey, US Army, was stationed somewhere in France when I was 1-4. I know we lived in Orleans, but I do not know where he was stationed or what his job was. How do I get this information and stories about my dad. He is now gone. I also attended a Catholic School nearby but do not know the name.
Gene Walsh

Clarksburg, NJ

#461 Mar 26, 2010
Toni Yancey-Zanger wrote:
My father Joseph Levi Yancey, US Army, was stationed somewhere in France when I was 1-4. I know we lived in Orleans, but I do not know where he was stationed or what his job was. How do I get this information and stories about my dad. He is now gone. I also attended a Catholic School nearby but do not know the name.
You might want to start here to get a copy of your Dad's service records.

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/
Hubert Nadeau

Topsham, ME

#462 Mar 30, 2010
Does anybody know what happen to the 319th Hospital ,Bussac, France after 1961. Any imformation will be appreciated e-mail huco996@myfairpoint.net,,,,,,, ,,Thank You,,,,,,Hubert Nadeau

Since: Mar 10

United States

#463 Mar 30, 2010
Does anyone know the name of the post at Fontainebleau? I was stationed with the 298th Signal Company that was in the little casern next to the main post we were attached to SHAPE out of Paris. I was there from late 1957 to early 1959.
James MERIOCHAUD

Lyon, France

#464 Mar 30, 2010
Hubert Nadeau wrote:
Does anybody know what happen to the 319th Hospital ,Bussac, France after 1961. Any imformation will be appreciated e-mail huco996@myfairpoint.net,,,,,,, ,,Thank You,,,,,,Hubert Nadeau
Yes, I am a Frenchman and a native from Blaye (25 Kms away from Bussac-Forêt). I used to work on post till 1963. With the departure of the US Army from Bussac Army Depot, the place closed completely down in 1966. Now, where the hospital was, it's a French County Jail and on the other side (where the Commissary used to be) it is a French Army Training Site....most of the US Buildings are still there. I still have the nostalgy of this good time. Take care /James
Thomas Baugher

United States

#465 Mar 30, 2010
Toni Yancey-Zanger wrote:
My father Joseph Levi Yancey, US Army, was stationed somewhere in France when I was 1-4. I know we lived in Orleans, but I do not know where he was stationed or what his job was. How do I get this information and stories about my dad. He is now gone. I also attended a Catholic School nearby but do not know the name.
I think it was Fort Fontenet. My father and us were station there from 1959 to 1962.I was in the 1st to the 4th grade.My father was the mess sgt of the small mess hall not the big one.we nlived out in the country not the base.just trying to find where we lived? TOM

Since: Mar 10

United States

#466 Mar 30, 2010
charlie blute wrote:
Did anyone of you play little league while you were in France. I was one of the coaches that took the Southern French *All American Children of G.I.s to the French Little League World Series that were held in Chateraux in 1960 or 1961. We lost the game. Also there were a number of kids that were students in Poirtier American High School. We also had a boy scout troop on our base as well. This was Fontenet Ordinance Depot *APO 259.
Yes,My father was station in France from 59 till 62.I played baseball with a team from Fontenet.My father was SFC F.M.Baugher and my mother was Fern.(both deceased).I now live in Oklahoma and have since 1962.Just trying to find out where the hell we lived for sure.I have alot of pictures i just have to go though them. Tom

Since: Oct 09

Chattanooga, TN

#467 Apr 1, 2010
JC Barnett wrote:
Does anyone know the name of the post at Fontainebleau? I was stationed with the 298th Signal Company that was in the little casern next to the main post we were attached to SHAPE out of Paris. I was there from late 1957 to early 1959.
Hi JC
I was station HQ Det on the main post that post name was Caserne Lariboisiere. I was there from 1956 to 1959, and again in 1964.
Nancy Sampson Jackson

Virginia Beach, VA

#468 Apr 1, 2010
Sylviane MARTIN wrote:
Bonjour,
Je recherche des personnes qui ont connu la base aérienne de CHAUMONT-SEMOUTIERS de 1952 à 1967.
Pouvez-vous m'aider ?
Merci
I lived at Chaumont-Semoutiers 1959-1960. I was 5-6 years old.
Nancy Sampson Jackson

Virginia Beach, VA

#469 Apr 1, 2010
Sylviane MARTIN wrote:
Hello,
I'm looking for informations about my father, who was one of the american soldiers of the 48th FBW, based at the CHAUMONT-SEMOUTIERS AIR BASE in the years 1952 to 1959.
Thank you
What was your mother's name?
Nancy Sampson Jackson

Virginia Beach, VA

#470 Apr 1, 2010
Ann Picheloup Ray wrote:
Hi Larry,
Thanks for the reply. I did not ride the bus until fall of 1966 when they started sending us to Paris as most of the bases were getting ready to close down. My brother rode the bus to Dreux from 1964 until 1966 and he may have known you. You say you were 20 when you left the first time. Were you stationed thare again after that?
Johnny's was the bar everypone went to. We were only freshmen in 66-67 so we were not suppose to go - but we did anyways.
I hope these messages will find more people who were stationed in Fountainebleau in the 60's. My father was one lucky man as he was stationed there from 1950-1967 with two short tours back to the states in between. So we were very fortunate to have that double lifestyle.
Take Care
Ann
I have been back and the town still looks the same.<quoted text>
There was a boarding school in Dreux in 1960-1961. I was only in the 2nd grade, but I remember some of the students at the boarding school coming to Thanksgiving and Sunday dinners.

Since: Mar 10

United States

#471 Apr 2, 2010
Brownboot wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi JC
I was station HQ Det on the main post that post name was Caserne Lariboisiere. I was there from 1956 to 1959, and again in 1964.
Great to hear from you Brownboot. I should have reenlisted when I was there and stayed in the military because we really had it made with our duty schedule. About all I did was play ball for the year or so that I was there.
Sylviane MARTIN

France

#472 Apr 2, 2010
Nancy Sampson Jackson wrote:
<quoted text>
What was your mother's name?
Hello,
The name of mother was Janine MARTIN. Did you know my father, Douglas MOORE he was here at his time.
Thank you for your help.

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