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Regina

Auburn, KY

#62 Dec 27, 2008
Robert Davis wrote:
I was stationed at Camp De Loges (attached to SHAPE) from Sept 1960 to Aug 63. I was specialist 5th class assigned to the AG corp as head of the classified and assignment division. I don't recall the name Kitzmiller. Was your father military of civilian and what position did he hold? Bob Davis
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My dad was there those years..did you know him? Calvin Roach????
MERCIER Jean

Bordeaux, France

#63 Jan 2, 2009
Hello to all, For those whom it interests, I publish a book on the American camps. He(it) will take(bring) out to spring, 2009 to the publishing(editions) Alan SUTTON, St Cyr on the Loire FranceCamps of CAPTIEUX, and Bussac-Foret, with some lines on Bassens,La Braconne, etc.... You can contact me at the following internet address: [email protected] Greetings in all Jean-Pierre MERCIER
John Alexander

Dallas, TX

#64 Jan 4, 2009
John Cross wrote:
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Hi:
My name is John Cross. I was stationed at Braconne from 1961 to 1963. I have some pictures of Braconne which I took during this time. I also returned there last year and made some more pictures of the some of the abandoned barracks.
I was at Braconne in1955 to 1956. I too live in Ft Worth and would like to hear of your time there. [email protected]
John Alexander

Dallas, TX

#65 Jan 4, 2009
I was at Braconne from 1955 to 1956 as a physician in the dispensary. Would be fun to hear of your time there. I also live in Ft Worth. My E-mail is [email protected]
Steve

Forney, TX

#66 Jan 6, 2009
Hi Daniel,On a whim I started googling for Army brats whose fathers were stationed in France during the 60's and came across your entry.We were stationed in France from '62 to '65 specifically at such bases as Joan d'arc,Toul,Nancy..in fact I went to school at Joan D'arc and my father Sgt. Hicks was working on that post.I used to be able to visit him from time to time at his office after school.We lived in base housing eventually,the place was called "Regina Village" as I recall..does that sound familiar?There were some old German pill boxes on the hill behind our house that we used to explore all the time.It sounds like we are contemporaries,heck we may have even known each other,I believe I was there for my 3rd thru 5th grade.We were sent stateside in '65 and man you are right,what a culture shock.I was used to everything being in French and to see only English everywhere was amazing.Hope to hear from you,maybe we crossed paths back then.I have not returned to France since we left but would like to bring my family there someday to show them where I have been.Give me a shout back and that goes for any other Army brats who may have been there in the same time frame...I do remember this cute little Blonde girl that lived a couple house's down LOL.
Daniel Wahlen wrote:
my father was in the army at Orleans 1955 1960-1962-1966in Nancy.I was born at La Chapelle Saint Mesmin army hospital in Orleans My mother is french and is from the area ,all my cousins and french relatives still live in the surrounding area,I go back as much as i can ,My mother lives here in colorado now ,she goes back often My father passed away 10 years ago he loved it there and so did i. I was a military brat and lived in europe till we came stateside for good when i was fourteen it was a culture shock to me but we eventually became americanized,I started kindergarden at Joan,darc army hospital and school we lived in military housing at vanderve and before that at a small town of Bruley outside of Nancy it was the best time of my life. and i plan on retireing in france in my hometown someday/I have plenty of pictures of that time of my father and freinds eventually we went to germany after De gaul ousted the us troops from france.at a little place called Bad hersfeld on the east west german border
Elizabeth Vallet

Mataró, Spain

#67 Jan 7, 2009
Anyone out there who lived , worked or attended school in the 1960's in Orleans, France? Wuld love to share memories.
Earl Hibbs

Dallas, TX

#68 Jan 12, 2009
Is there anyone stationed at Poitier during 64 thru 66? I was there from spring of 64 and left fall of 66. I was with the 599th Postal Unit.

Earl Hibbs
Bryan Hackett

Grass Valley, CA

#69 Jan 13, 2009
DEAN GEORGES wrote:
I WAS STATIONED AT BRACONNE FROM JUNE '57 TO AUGUST '58. I WAS CO. CLERK OF DET "A". LIVED IN THE BARRACKS RIGHT NEXT TO ORDERLY ROOM. I RETURNED LAST SUMMER (50 YEARS TO THE DAY, THAT I FIRST ARRIVED) FOUND THE BUILDING.. VACANT.. IN GREAT DISREPAIR..RECOGNIZED SOME OTHER BUILDINGS.. THE DEPOT LOOKED LIKE SOME KIND OF INDUSTRIAL PARK. STOPPED IN POITIERS, ANGOULEME, RUELLE, LA ROCHEFOUCALD, & LIMOGES...WHERE DID 50 YEARS GO?
Hi Dean, I was stationed at Braconne 1957/58 as a Tank (M47/48) Mechanic. I was in Det C, 2nd platoon. Our barracks were tar paper shacks with coal stoves.I really enjoyed my time there. In 1958 ,22 of us guys were transferred to Fontenet to work on the tanks they had there. My email address is [email protected] ,drop me a line if you feel like it.
I'm in contact with some of the guys that have been back to Braconne recently & they said the same thig, about it being a Industrial Park.

Take care
Bryan
Charles Mann

Norristown, PA

#70 Jan 17, 2009
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. Would like to hear from anyone who was there at that time.
Bill, I was stationed at Caserne Lariboisiere from 1961 to 1964. At first we were the 507th Signal Co., which later changed to "B" Co. 29th Sig. Batt., and then to 293rd Signal Co.(support). Were you there during the blockade of Cuba (the Cuban Missile Crisis) and the Algerian plastic bombings in Paris and the attempts to kill De Gaulle? Did you spend as much time as I did in the Enlisted Man's Club drinking five cent bottles of Heineken? Did you make any of those special trips to Rue Pigalle? There has to be plenty we can talk about. My email address us [email protected]
Gisele Montheil

Montigny-le-bretonneux, France

#71 Jan 17, 2009
I worked as a civilian in La Braconne from 62 to 63 and then in Poitiers from 65 to 67. With my friend Nathalie ,who also worked in La Braconne and Ingrandes, we would be happy to re-contact some of the people we worked with and met there.
Does anyone remember us ?
La Braconne has been converted to an industrial park. Hq building (in ruins) is for sale. The NCO Club is now a "discotheque"
You can contact me at [email protected]
MERCIER Jean

Bordeaux, France

#72 Jan 18, 2009
Wanted notice!
I look for Nat (Nathan?) BOTSTEIN is not any more for the indicated address: 160 Meatowlark Trive Royal Palm Beach Florida 33411 (year 1985) Thank you if you can help me to find this veteran of the camp of CAPTIEUX GIRONDE FRANCE
E-mail: [email protected]
Mary Jane North Mata

Paramount, CA

#73 Jan 18, 2009
Jean Hayden Delisle wrote:
My father,CWO Herman Hayden was working at SHAPE(1959-1963).We lived at Petite Beauregard.Went to Paris American School,went to the movies and bowling at Camp Des Loges,as well as a British Camp I can not remember the name of.... Would like to hear from anyone who remembers us....
Jean Hayden Delisle
HI
we were stationed in France with my Dad Chuck North and mother Jean,both deceased, at camp Des Loges, lived in Petit Beaueregard which was like heaven after the trailers at Etain and Dreux,...My Dad flew in all the swings and slides there with help from many Dads. We had nothing to play on when it was 1st built and lots of kids were going into the old chateau and finding live ammunition and all kinds of stuff form the war but many were injured. Dad got the AF to authorize a cargo of swing sets etc and boxes and boxes of hula hoops. They were a sensation! We went to the movies at the English base and I can't remember it's name either..We left Paris either in 1959 or 1960 to sail home on the United States to Wright patterson. We attended Paris American schools too ( I was in the elementary, 5th grade when we left) My brother Chuck attended Paris American HS, we went to La Plage to the pool rambled aroud paris with my adventurous mother, shopped at la Prisunic...
ate those wonderful fries, viewed Yankee go home signs painted on the bank of the seine, The French were not very friendly to us . The PX was in paris..There was rioting about Algeria in downtown Paris and that caused us to be moved from school on buses with armed APs occcasionally and to be sequestered due to anti American sentiment. I have a scar on my scalp forma re ock thrown at me in the village across from petiti beauregard..We loved Europe and went on many camping trips to Italy and Spain. Went off to Holland and enjoyed it all..We spent some Christmases in Garmisch Germany. These are goofd memories.
Mary Jane North-Mata
Mary Jane North Mata

Paramount, CA

#74 Jan 18, 2009
Tom Davidson wrote:
I lived in Paris from 1958 to 1960. The apartment complex was called Petite Beaugard. My most vivid memory was playing in a bombed out chateau about a half of mile from where we lived. It was built in the 1600's, and was used as a german headquarters during W.W.2. I remember exploring underground bunkers built by the germans that surrounded the property. I would love it if anybody knows the history of this place. I understand now that it has been torn down. E-mail me at [email protected]
Hi my brother and i lived in Petit Beauregard and moved back to Wright patterson Ohio in 59 or 60. we investigatred that old charteau too. i do not remember any history of it except live ammo could still be found and was frequently brought home.
My name is Mary Jane North-Mata and my brother is Chick North. I was 11 when we left and my brother was 15.
Jim Finn

South Gardiner, ME

#76 Feb 10, 2009
Bryan Hackett wrote:
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Hi Dean, I was stationed at Braconne 1957/58 as a Tank (M47/48) Mechanic. I was in Det C, 2nd platoon. Our barracks were tar paper shacks with coal stoves.I really enjoyed my time there. In 1958 ,22 of us guys were transferred to Fontenet to work on the tanks they had there. My email address is [email protected] ,drop me a line if you feel like it.
I'm in contact with some of the guys that have been back to Braconne recently & they said the same thig, about it being a Industrial Park.
Take care
Bryan
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Hi Bryan: I was stationed at Braconne from Dec 57 to Jun 59. I was in Det C for about a year, coming from Det A. Perhaps I got to C after your transfer to Fontenet. I was lucky enough to play post level basketball and baseball while I was there. I d love to hear from you. Try me at [email protected]
Jim Finn

South Gardiner, ME

#77 Feb 10, 2009
I was in Braconne from Dec 57 to Jun 59, with time in Dets A and C. While in A I was a clerk at the personal office. While in C, I was a mechanic in Sgt Schreeves outfit, when i wasn t on TDY playing basketball and baseball. I have not been back, but it is real interesting hearing from you who have. Try me a [email protected] I d love to hear from you all.

Jim
Jim Finn

South Gardiner, ME

#78 Feb 14, 2009
Gisele Montheil wrote:
I worked as a civilian in La Braconne from 62 to 63 and then in Poitiers from 65 to 67. With my friend Nathalie ,who also worked in La Braconne and Ingrandes, we would be happy to re-contact some of the people we worked with and met there.
Does anyone remember us ?
La Braconne has been converted to an industrial park. Hq building (in ruins) is for sale. The NCO Club is now a "discotheque"
You can contact me at [email protected]
I am Jim Finn. I was in Braconne from 1957 to 1959. I worked in AG Publications with a M. Duvalier. Do you remember him?
Jim Finn

South Gardiner, ME

#79 Feb 14, 2009
For a time, I worked with a Frenchman by the name of M. Duvalier. Does anyone remember him?
Ernie Schaefer

Littleton, CO

#80 Feb 14, 2009
Stationed in Fontainblue from 1965 till DeGaule kicked us out. I was in a communications group and traveled all over France.
paul d dougherty

Tampa, FL

#81 Feb 17, 2009
Assigned to DCA EUR; Cimouter operator. USAF 1964-1967.
Was promoted to WO1 USA on 22 Jan 1967. Assiganed to HQ S&MA Germany. Computer Train.

Located in Athens AL
paul d dougherty

Tampa, FL

#82 Feb 17, 2009
DCA EUR. ADP. USAF. Made WO1 USA Jan 1967. Sent to germany. worked on Computer Train.

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