people in military bases in France in...
virginie

Bordeaux, France

#83 Feb 18, 2009
Mon gd pére jimmy jones GI afro americain a stationné sur la base militaire de la braconne en charente 1949-1950 je veu le retrouver je sais rien de lui .Il à connu un amour annette lapeyre et il à jamais déclaré son fils, mon père.Il était dans la compagnie des trains.Peut-être avez vous des informations?
MERCIER Jean

Bordeaux, France

#84 Feb 20, 2009
Bonjour Virginie,
Le camp américain de La Braconne a dû se mettre en place vraisemblablement à la même période que les autres camps américains c'est à dire vers novembre ou décembre 1951.
Il faut contacter les vétérans de la Braconne, encore vivants,pour vous aider, certains ont écrit sur ce site!
Gisele Montheil

Boulogne-billancourt, France

#85 Feb 23, 2009
To Jim Finn

Sorry I don't remember Mr Duvalier. I probably never met him.
Kind regards
lizanne stamm

Mechanicsburg, PA

#86 Mar 3, 2009
I was born in Bussac-Foret in 1960 and plan to travel there next year. I am very interested in finding any information I can about the area. I've been researching lodging and travel. I've finally located it on a map but still have many questions. Where can I locate more information?
MERCIER Jean wrote:
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
MERCIER Jean

Bordeaux, France

#87 Mar 4, 2009
Mechanicsburg, PA Hello lizanne stamm, You can write me on my internet address.
The book went out, if you wish it you can command(order) it on the following web site: [email protected], for the conditions of purchase and payment.
I am for the listening of your questions. Friendly
Nathalie

Cabariot, France

#88 Mar 10, 2009
I worked in La Braconne then Ingrandes in the sixties. Could anyone tell me the meaning of the following acronym (letters): SNFOPBIAF ?
Thanks in advance
Clarence Trahan

AOL

#89 Mar 14, 2009
I was stationed at Camp des Loges from 1955-58. I
worked in the S-3 section with French civilians and military personnel. One French lady, Josette,
and her family made my stay in Paris a pleasant
time in my life. I do not remember her family name. I will never forget their kindness.
Frawley Becker

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#90 Mar 24, 2009
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
Bonjour Philippus!

Je suis américain et en tant qu'employé civile attachéà l'armée américaine, j'ai travailléà Headquarters EUCOM,à Camp des Loges, juste à côté de St-Germain-en-Laye, entre 1958 et 1961. Puis-je vous être utile? Voici mon adresse e-mail: [email protected] À vous de jouer!
Frawley Becker
Randy Maggelet

Everett, MA

#91 Mar 31, 2009
Lived in Saint Germain, While my father worked at Camp de Loge. Also lived in a Paris Hotel for almost a year until we found a place to rent. Hotel wasa block away from the Arc de Triump. I was 6-7 years old and went to school there also. France was having a hard time with Viet Nam and we had to deal with lots of protest there also. My mother and I were held up by police with machine guns and they emptied her purse with contents on the ground. I was very scared and pooped my pants. I loved the park in Saint Germain and also the many other parks filled with beautiful flowers. My favorite drink was Grenadine with soda water sitting in a outside cafe. Going to outside markets and smelling all the food and meats hanging with their heads still intact. The cars looked funny especially those dush wagons . OMG I could just go on and on .
Frawley Becker

United States

#92 Apr 3, 2009
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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I was the civilian Entertainment Director attached to Special Services at Camp des Loges (Hqs EUCOM) from 1958-1961. I'm a published book author and published playwright, presently writing about that period of time. Would you be good enough to supply your e-mail address? Possibly you might have some pertinent info for me. Many thanks. FRAWLEY BECKER e-mail: [email protected]
Jim Finn

South Gardiner, ME

#93 Apr 3, 2009
I would welcome any pictures of the Braconne area. I was there from 1957-59. I used to jog past the french army post several miles away from our installation.
Jim Finn

South Gardiner, ME

#94 Apr 4, 2009
Ed Groelle wrote:
Try egroelle.net
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I have many memories of my time in the Braconne area. I was there from 12/1957 to 6/1959. I remember joining with French Army soldiers on a religious pilgrimage to Lourdes. The French were very kind to us few Americans who went with them.
I have many other memories and would like to share them with anyone else. Please e-mail me at [email protected]
Jim Finn
Sethanne Howard

Pasadena, MD

#95 Apr 8, 2009
I too lived in Petit Beauregard from 1959-1961 and attended Paris American High School. There is a web site for the school now.
Jill Hudson

Black Canyon City, AZ

#96 Apr 9, 2009
I was born in 1958 at La Chapelle St.Mesmin. I don't know where my father was stationed, but I was told that I was born in a small, French hospital. My parents are both deceased, so I have no additional information. Would anyone know about this hospital?
My father's name was John Ghiardi and he was in the Air Force.
Coincidentally, I have a friend who was born in the same hospital in 1957, her last name was Alcon.
karl h koschinat

Neunkirchen, Germany

#97 Apr 14, 2009
hi steve i am a german and lived with my aunt and 3 nieces in 1958 first on the economy in barisey au plain after regina village was built we moved there.i had a friend who lived right across the street from my uncles houseand his name was roger nutter had a older brother phil.my uncles name is spec 5 robert hedges who lives now in granite city il.may be you also knew his daughters twins stella and delores the other one named rose.we used to go fishing a lot on the river moselle.
catherine johnson

United States

#98 Apr 15, 2009
my mother was a child born in february 1960 to a french woman named ginette daheuille in saumur france. my grandmother always told me her father was an american soldier by the name of reginald koval , people called him reggie. if anyone has more information about him it would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
Ed Swafford

Palm Desert, CA

#99 Apr 16, 2009
I was ststioned at Evreux from Oct 59 to May 63. We use to come to PAris it seemed like every weekend. We would go to LA Boheme, Blue Train, La 2K's, Hotel La fontain, Canadian Bar, Nebraska bar and other G;I bars. Most of us had girl friends from Germany, England or France. I wa only 19 when I got there but what an education I got.
Mike Pence

Germantown, MD

#100 Apr 19, 2009
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
Hello,

I was the son of a US Air Force sergeant and lived in France from June 1960 to July 1963. For the summer of 1960, we lived in the city of Saverne, near Phalsbourg AFB, where my father was stationed. That base closed that summer, and my father was transferred to Toul-Rosieres AFB. For the next year, we actually lived at Chambley AFB, in a house trailer. We then moved into a similar trailer at Toul-Rosieres (TRAB) for the next two years.

For the first two years, I attended Verdun American High School ( www.vahs.org ), lived in a dormitory at the school, and only came home on weekends. At the start of my senior year, Toul American High School was opened, and that is where I graduated in 1963. We returned to the US in July of that year.

I have no pictures of my time in France, but I would be happy to answer any questions. You may contact me by e-mail at [email protected]
Robert Monk

Miramar Beach, FL

#101 Apr 23, 2009
Evreux-Fauville AB, France, 1962-1966, USAF, 317 CAMS, 7333 ABGp
Sergeant Smith

Juneau, AK

#102 Apr 26, 2009
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 a medic stationed at Camp des Loges between November 1964 and June 1967 (the last couple of months were at Bel Manoir where the dependent school and dispensary remained open after SHAPE and USEUR Command moved in April. I have many fond memories; also, I was stationed for temprorary duty at St. Anre (near Evreaux) and toured most every U.S. base with a theatre troupe.

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