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Jean Bright

Louisville, KY

#1103 Feb 25, 2011
Nancy wrote:
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I graduated from HS in 1971 and went to school in Fontainebleau for 4th - 6th grades. So we are about the same age.My dad worked for NATO. We lived in the International Apts. When we arrived in France and left France, we stayed in Hotel Napoleon. Mrs. Bednarski was one of my teachers.
My family lived in Fountainbleau from 1960-1965. I had Mrs. Bednarski too and Mr. LeBrun was Principle. I remember Mr. and Mrs. Williams were teachers, too. One of my French teachers was Madame Marillier...can't remember exact spelling. We lived at Rue de Belgique. I took ballet lessons with Josette. Any of these names ring a bell? My Dad was Willie Bright. He was a cook and worked at the NCO Club as a bartender for a while.
Mike Mantor

Reno, NV

#1104 Feb 25, 2011
Still no word from anyone in Fontainebleau between 1956-1960..anyone who went to the American school there have Mrs. Pileggi, Miss Henry, Miss Tkacs for music, or Miss Glover ( a real doll we all, including lots of the sevicemen, were gaga over), Mr. Chinian, Mr. Catlin as principal...I truly enjoy reading the postings even from people I don't know that were "over there" during that time period.Call me an old fogey but those sure seemed like good times.
Nancy

Schertz, TX

#1105 Feb 25, 2011
Jean Bright wrote:
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My family lived in Fountainbleau from 1960-1965. I had Mrs. Bednarski too and Mr. LeBrun was Principle. I remember Mr. and Mrs. Williams were teachers, too. One of my French teachers was Madame Marillier...can't remember exact spelling. We lived at Rue de Belgique. I took ballet lessons with Josette. Any of these names ring a bell? My Dad was Willie Bright. He was a cook and worked at the NCO Club as a bartender for a while.
French teachers - can remeber their names. Mrs. Williams and Ms. Remmers (spelling) were 6th grade teachers. The other names I do not remember. Did you know Stephanie Argo? She found me on face book.
John Amond

United States

#1106 Feb 25, 2011
Frank Kilinsky wrote:
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I was stationed at Captieux from May 1960 to February 1962. I was the company clerk and I remember some of the men's names who were stationed there during that time. My email address is [email protected] if you would want to get in touch with me.
Hi...I knew the soldier you are talking about. I was at Captieux 1957 to 1960. Contact me if you want . I know the detailes of the relationship and what happened when he was leaving and she lived just outside the front gate a few miles. In fact there is a picture near where she stayed in a book i have about the camp in the 50s and 1960. I once gave her a few dollars because she was having a hard time. They were young and in love like a soldier and young women would be. Nice people but at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Dennis Kettinger

United States

#1107 Feb 25, 2011
Captieux 1957 to 1960. What a blast . 13 cat houses just down the road from the front gate. I was 17 and 5 months old. Spent 3 years there. Was better than the reform school I came from.. Oh well viva Capt. Eugene Bennett

Since: Mar 10

San Diego, CA

#1108 Feb 26, 2011
Jesus Santos wrote:
Hi
My father was stationed in Poitiers from 1962-1964. We lived in the Military housing in Bellejouanne and attended school in Chaoulons. I remember venturing out into the woods behind the housing area,playing with the gypsy kids. being a cub scout in den 7 pack 299. I remeber Nov. 22, 1963 waiting in line at the Post Theater, everyone hooked on the news from Dallas, Texas,coming from the transistor radios. I remember the Post Commander coming in right after the Colors and informing all that our President had passed away and that all active duty personnel were to report for duty immediately after taking their families home. What a sad weekend. All in all it was a great place and I did a lot of growing up there.
Jesus,

There is a Yahoo Group for people who were associated with the U.S. Army at Poitiers. It is called Caserne Aboville, and you may join by first joining Yahoo Group, then type in Caserne Aboville. I no longer visit the site, since it was hijacked by people from Ingrandes and a cabal from Texas, and I originally joined to discuss life on post (silly me!) Anyway, they have hundreds of pictures of the post from 1962-67. It would be well worth the effort to join just for a trip down memory lane, which I'm sure you would enjoy.
Bennie Ray Wells

United States

#1109 Feb 26, 2011
We (Wife) & I Were Assigned to Croix Chapeau, in 1963 To 1965. I was a Photographer With the 532 Signal Company.the Photo Lab Was Located in Aufredy , in the City of LaRochelle,France.From There We Were Stationed All Over France, I Shot Both Still & Motion Picture All Over Europe,I Was Only a Sp4..But I Was Living the Life.That Most People Wish For.I Drove a New 1963 White Corvair Chevy, Convertable With a Black Top...from there We Were reassigned to K-Town, Germany, Where I Shot for the 66 Trans Company That Had been in France,...my E-Nail Address is [email protected]
Dennis Kettinger

United States

#1110 Feb 26, 2011
Captieux France. 1957 to 1960. Ammo humper and worked in the kitchen mess hall 3rd shift with Johnson for awhile. capt benett .. ortiz , lattmore . any memories? [email protected]
Dennis Kettinger

United States

#1111 Feb 26, 2011
John Amond wrote:
<quoted text> Hi...I knew the soldier you are talking about. I was at Captieux 1957 to 1960. Contact me if you want . I know the detailes of the relationship and what happened when he was leaving and she lived just outside the front gate a few miles. In fact there is a picture near where she stayed in a book i have about the camp in the 50s and 1960. I once gave her a few dollars because she was having a hard time. They were young and in love like a soldier and young women would be. Nice people but at the wrong place at the wrong time.
dennis.kettinger [email protected]
dennis kettinger

United States

#1112 Feb 26, 2011
Joseph Maddi wrote:
<quoted text> I was in Captieux,France in 1957-1958,I was in Co A.I worked for Capt. Abar-Torres,and Lt.McGuire.I was the S2-S3 clerk.I also took care of AER
loans.What was your duty station?
I was a ammo humper in the field and also worked 3rd shift mess hall-kitchen cooking.
George Roghaar

Boca Raton, FL

#1113 Feb 27, 2011
Stationed at Poitiers before 1960 - 1956 to 1958, lived off post in Vouneuil sous Biard, rented apartment in Chateau de la Sablonniere. Anyone stationed there then or after that rented in the chateau? Would love to hear from you.
Hank Brown

Perkasie, PA

#1114 Feb 28, 2011
Barb Kitzmiller Curtis wrote:
We lived in army housing near Feucherolles from 1959-1963 and my dad worked at Camp De Loges. I have tons of pictures and slides but since I am the sole survivor of my family and was only six years old in 1959, I am unsure as to being able to identify the places and people in the photos. I just know that we were in Feucherolles.
I lived in Feucherolles (DeGrasse Village) from '60 to '63.
christiane virmont

Saint-ismier, France

#1115 Mar 1, 2011
quelqu'un aurait il des photos de l'esquadron 7th radio relai de 1955- 1959 , je recherche une du sergent john edward richards basé a vierzon - chateauroux . je connais le site de "chateauroux air station "il n'y a pas dephotos de cet esquadron . merci d'avance . christiane
christiane virmont

Saint-ismier, France

#1116 Mar 1, 2011
je cherche a joindre JAMES EDWARD RICHARDS (49ans) qui doit habiter a merrith island FL , quelqu'un connait il cette personne ?????
merci pour votre réponse. christiane
Al Rose

Somerville, MA

#1117 Mar 1, 2011
Hi Was in Ingrandes 66 and 67
Wondering if anyone knows Spec Salvatore Tomesello, David Sproat both from California, or
Josiane Olivero from La Rochelle
Would appreciate info if you know any of these folks.
Walt Bollech

Philadelphia, PA

#1118 Mar 2, 2011
Anyone out there from the 275/257th Signal Co, Camp des Loges. When I arrived in Jan 62 we were the 275th Signal Co. In Aug of 63 we became the 257th Signal Co. I left Camp des Loges for the states in May of 64.Would like to hear from anyone who worked there during that era.E-mail [email protected]
track22222

Brentwood, CA

#1119 Mar 2, 2011
I am late in this topic. Just curious if America is still allowed to have a base in France. Or did the last of the bases close down in the 60s and this is the reason for your book. Talk about winning the lottery as far as being based somewhere. But I guess Military life is hard no matter where you're stationed at. But I'm sure the family members (Children, Wife) had a different opinion. I would love to live in Italy for a while. Not just because I find their culture fascinating but they seem to make great clothing as well. At least the media hypes it up that way. I guess I should specify Milan.
Ann

Davis, CA

#1120 Mar 2, 2011
Nancy wrote:
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I graduated from HS in 1971 and went to school in Fontainebleau for 4th - 6th grades. So we are about the same age.My dad worked for NATO. We lived in the International Apts. When we arrived in France and left France, we stayed in Hotel Napoleon. Mrs. Bednarski was one of my teachers.
Hi Nancy,

Yes, I remember Mrs. Bernardski and Mr. Lebrun and some others.
I also remember our music teacher I think his name was Mr. Williams but am not sure. I graduate in 1970 so I was a year ahead of you which is probably why I don't remember you but that is ok.

This board is great as you never know who may find you or who you may find from the past. Fountainebleau still looks the same and I will always have great memories as that is where I grew up.

I have looked at the google map of the base and it still looks the same I can see our old school and the teen club. So folks have said they could not see the base on google but it is there.

Take Care,
Ann
Donald Simons

Brooklyn, NY

#1121 Mar 3, 2011
Bennie Ray Wells wrote:
We (Wife) & I Were Assigned to Croix Chapeau, in 1963 To 1965. I was a Photographer...
Benny: I was assigned to LaRochelle in Jan'63, then Donges, then CampDeLoges.
Our 1st Daughter was born @ CroixChapeau Do you have any pics of that hospital? Then our son was born @ Chinon.(Pix?) and then our 2nd daughter was born @ American hospital, Paris.(again, pix) This would be great to see their birthplace.
I did find some internet pix of the ruins of CroixChapeau, but understand it's now being developed as a shopping ctr. Thanks for any help you can be...
[email protected]
dgEdwards

Springfield, VA

#1122 Mar 7, 2011
JC Barnett wrote:
Did anyone have the APO 11 address?
APO 11 was Fontainebleu, France, until 1967. In 1967 AFCENT (Allied Forces Central Europe) moved to Brunssum, THe Netherlands, and took the designation APO 11 with it.

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