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Al Boka

AOL

#1060 Feb 10, 2011
Does anyone out there remember the "Frog Pond" bar in Chateauxroux? Around the year 1965 there used to be a girl who worked there with one leg..
This may seem silly but it is something which sticks to my memory.
Bill Ferris

East Thetford, VT

#1061 Feb 12, 2011
JC Barnett wrote:
Did anyone have the APO 11 address?
APO 11 was SA Command, Caserne Larboisere, Fountainbleau. Fr. I was in HQs & HQs Co. Caserne Laboisiere from Nov 62-Sept 64. At least that was my mailing address.
George Roghaar

Boca Raton, FL

#1062 Feb 12, 2011
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
2011 - are you still or did you write a book? We were stationed there from 1956 to 1958? FRoghaar@aol.com
Russ Meares

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#1063 Feb 12, 2011
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
My Father was stationed at Toul France in 63-66. Also stationed in Southern France at Braconne in 58-60. My older sister married at the base chapel there, to another soldier. I'm looking for soldiers from either posts. "rlmears1956@gmail.com
Russ Meares

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#1064 Feb 12, 2011
My Father was stationed at Toul France in 63-66. Also stationed in Southern France at Braconne in 58-60. My older sister married at the base chapel there, to another soldier. I'm looking for soldiers from either posts. "rlmears1956@gmail.com
Bob Gaudio

United States

#1065 Feb 12, 2011
Don Rohrbaugh wrote:
<quoted text> Emilio, i was stationed in Fontainebleau from June 1963 until Dec 1965 with the 293rd Sig. Co. I worked in the personnel pay office where the finance building was. Remember all those good lookin' French girls that worked there? I also remember some of those guys you mentioned, like Chimelecky, he was a cook from Philly. Also, Sandoval. I think he worked with supply and if I remember right he also would drive those 5 ton trucks hauling equipment out on field exercises. I have pictures in an album out at an exercise we were on in a CP tent with Clyde Duggan, Sandoval, Alan Amerault, the mail clerk whose last name is Irving, Walt Hopkins and me.If you're the guy I'm thinking of you are also in picture lying on the cot with the mess gear hanging above you're head. I also have a picture taken in the barracks you, Sandoval, and Chmielecki all decked out in your class uniforms. There are also some guys you might remember: does Paul Fratt & Carl Neel ring a bell? How about John Smith? I think he was like the CO's driver. Emilio, I hope you remember these photos and scenerios I described because I believe you're the one who I'm thinking is Emilio Perez.
Hi Don,

I was with the 293rd Sig Co at Fontainebleau, 1965-1967. I don't recognize any of the names you mentioned, but certainly do remember the "field problems." I too was a driver of one of those 5-ton tractor trailers trucks that had comms equipment in it. I saw your post at this site, along with several others. Good photos there too.
http://www.usarmygermany.com/units/Signal/USA...
Gary L Evans

Vista, CA

#1066 Feb 12, 2011
Bryan Hackett wrote:
Hi Steve, I was with the 53rd trans Bn for awhile. They had a 83rd trans Co. but don't remember a 84th. the 53rd bn headquaters was in Kaiserslautern, Germany. And it was a part of the 37th THTCommand, Headquatered at Saran, France. I have a chart of the different BN & Co, with the 53rd & 37th. If your interested let me know & i can send it to you.What year was your Dad with the 53rd ?
You can contact me at ifishaldy@yahoo.com
Bryan
<quoted text>
I was a member of the 84th from 1960 to 1964. Assigned as a truck driver. I would love to get in contact with any members during that period. email me a evansg@cox.net
Gary L Evans

Vista, CA

#1067 Feb 12, 2011
I was a member of the 84th Trans Co. Metz France from 1960 to 1964. The 84th was the orginal Red Ball Express from WW2. Started out as a 2 1/2 ton company in Etain France then moved to Metz France in 1961 and became a Medium Truck Co. Part of the 37th Trans Batallion USAUR.
Past members can contact me on Face Book or email at evansg@cox.net
Al Boka

Las Vegas, NV

#1068 Feb 12, 2011
George Roghaar wrote:
<quoted text>
2011 - are you still or did you write a book? We were stationed there from 1956 to 1958? FRoghaar@aol.com
I was stationed at Orly Field from Dec. 1957 to Dec. 1961 and again in Chateauroux from 1965 to 1966. I have some memorabilia photos which could be of use. My email is: alboka@aol.com
Jack

AOL

#1069 Feb 13, 2011
I was stationed in France from Spring of 1956 thru Summer of 1958. I participated in NODEX Operations at St. Jean de Luz, Talmont, Saujon, Quiberon, as well as others . We stationed at LeVerdon and Soulac, France. I was with the 570th stevedore outfit along with 460th DUKW Co. and the 81st Boat Company. We all later moved to Rochefort where I was assigned to a Headquarters Co. During these operations I was assigned with a French railway crew and engine as a switchman switching out the cars that were loaded for Camps in France and Germany. Last job was at LaRochelle as we loaded troops onto the USNS Randall on their way to the Middle East because of the Lebanon conflict
Norman Gardner

Brooklyn, NY

#1070 Feb 13, 2011
Hubert Nadeau wrote:
I'm from the 319th Station Hospital,Bussac ,France My e-mail is huco996@myfairpoint.net . Anybody who was at the319th anytime while the Hospital was in France I would like to hear from you. And anyone who was stationed in Bussac also,any unit. We're trying to fine as many people from Bussac as we can,,,,,,,,,,Thanks,,Hubert Nadeau
I was in Hq Co Bussac Post 60-62. Was you there during that time ? If so, I might have run into you. Who knows ? My email address is: ngardner101@gmail.com
christiane virmont

Grenoble, France

#1071 Feb 14, 2011
search vétérans in based squadron 7th radio relay chateauroux france (1951-1967 )thank you . christiane
Norman Gardner

Brooklyn, NY

#1072 Feb 14, 2011
Does anyone rememer the french citizens and american soldiers that worked at the ECP, on Bussac Post, during the early 1960's. If so, give a shout.
MERCIER jean Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

#1073 Feb 14, 2011
Jack
AOL
I have photos! St jean de LUZ, LE Verdon And you?? Have you photos??
jan.mercier@yahoo.FR
Ann

Davis, CA

#1074 Feb 15, 2011
Bob Gaudio wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Don,
I was with the 293rd Sig Co at Fontainebleau, 1965-1967. I don't recognize any of the names you mentioned, but certainly do remember the "field problems." I too was a driver of one of those 5-ton tractor trailers trucks that had comms equipment in it. I saw your post at this site, along with several others. Good photos there too.
http://www.usarmygermany.com/units/Signal/USA...
Hello Bob,
Thanks for the link. Those pictures bring back so many memories as I was an Army brat at that time and actually was born and grew up there. My father ran the drivers testing office and had the best job in the world. He was stationed there for about 20 years with a couple of rotations to the states. BYW my father is Gus Picheloup if any of you guys remember him.
I am still lookng for kids who went to Junior High with me and also to Paris in the fall of 1966 for our freshman year. I won't say all the things we used to do but we did love GI's even though we were too young for them.
Fountainebleau still looks beautiful (I am biased since I was born and raised there) but it really has not changed too much.
Thanks for more memories with your pictures.
Ann
Al Boka

Las Vegas, NV

#1075 Feb 15, 2011
In the late 1950s and early 1960s the processing center for all military personnel entering and leaving France was the Hotel Littre in Paris. I have a scan of an elaborate, cartoon-like drawing of the entire hotel with it various functions. Anyone interested in a copy email me at:
alboka@aol.com
chris k

Stow, OH

#1076 Feb 15, 2011
David wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonjour Philippe.Je me apelle David.Escuse my French.
I was in France from 61--63.I was stationed at Maison Fort.
I married a girl From Meung Sur Loire.Actualy she was born in
Le Bardon next to Meung.She was 18yrs old ,,I was 23.We are now
68 and 73..Long time oui.Ahhhh,Lamoure de France..
What would you like to know?.
Wow I grew up in Baule next to Meing sur Loire.
JOHN LUCAS

Wilmerding, PA

#1077 Feb 16, 2011
This site is mainly on Avon, but it shows some (old) views of Caserne Lariboisiere, Fontainebleau, France (circa 1900).

"Cartes postales anciennes d'Avon
Artillerie - quartier Lariboisière"

Copy/paste the web address into your web browser:

http://www.communes.com/ile-de-france/seine-e...
John Rieben

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1078 Feb 16, 2011
Ron Green: How delightful to see your message. I remember your dad very well. He took over the billeting office when Capt. Joe Pope died. He put me in charge of managing the 2 BOQ buildings and insisted that I live on the premises after I assigned two marine offices to one room during the busy Paris Air Show. Unfortunately one the them was female. I recall designing and painting a Christmas lawn display for your dad which won the award that year.

Since: Mar 10

United States

#1079 Feb 16, 2011
Anyone know the name of the street in front of Caserne Lariboisiere? I have tried Google Earth but things have change since 1958. I was with the 298th Signal SVC. Company attached to SHAPE.

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