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Norman Gardner

Brooklyn, NY

#1481 Jul 9, 2011
Does anyone know of CWO Holder, who was he property book officer, at Hq Co, Bussac Post, during the early 60's ? He was very good people and a pleasure to work for. Maybe someone else feels the same, about him.
charlie blute

Beverly, MA

#1482 Jul 10, 2011
Folks if you are looking for the video from Bill, I have put the links on my site, www.apo259fontenetfrance.wetpaint.com
You will also find pictures and other memories there if you were in Fontenet or around COMZ in the 60's.
Gene Walsh

Eatontown, NJ

#1483 Jul 10, 2011
Roger_Thanks for clearing up the name of the Rue where the installation was located.
Roger wrote:
Gene Walsh wrote:
There was a regular Post Office at 32 Rue Marbeuf,located on the Ground Floor. The back door opened to the entrance to the Parking Garage. I most likey met your Father if he was at this location as I was a good customer (APO 163, NY. NY).I don't recall an AF NCO club at this location. There was an AF building located at Rue La Tremoille that had a club on the top floor.I was also a good customer of this club as Happy Hour usually lasted all night. There was a bulk mail facility where mail was processed. They had a small cafeteria with their own cook. The name of the Rue doesn't ring a bell. When there was a function at the school in Garches, I was the guy who would bring the 2 large speakers and amplifier and set them up in the auditorium. FACT: We had a switchboard and phone system hidden in plain site at the school to be used in the event of war.
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APO 163 was located at Seine Area Command at 2 Rue de la Faisanderie. It sorted mail there for APO 163 and APO 230 which was at Rue Marbeuf. I was mail clerk at Faisanderie from mid-1956 to January 1959.
ED SEMERARO

AOL

#1484 Jul 11, 2011
Hi I was stationed at braconne france from Oct 1959 til FEB 1963. I was stationed in the Motor Pool. I am sorry I d'ont remember him. A far a i know that was the only motor pool except for the 83rd Engs and its unlikely he was stationed there. He may have arrivied after I left France. sorry ed semeraro

Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#1485 Jul 12, 2011
My husband,a navy yeoman, and I were stationed at Camp des Loges France from 1956-1958.He had orders to France when we married in April of 1956.He arrived there in May and I arrived there in August.We stayed at Papllion Bleu in St.Germain en-laye until an apt.became available in Villennes about 6 miles from the post just past the anti-american town of Poissy.He worked at the Hdqts.Building EUCOM in TS Control.The offices used the letter J for names with J% being the name for the men's head.I remember the small exchange,ten cent movie theater,the small commissary,small quick store at the gas station near the motor pool,softball games in the back field,full dress parade in front of HEADQUARTERS,shopping at the old Beleriot exchange,going to Rue mar Buff for medical appointments,alerts,nice MP's and French guards at the main gate,feeding many single enlisted guys in our home,talent shows at the theater,eating ice cream at the small post restaurant and trying to find fresh meat at the small commissary and SHAPE Hill in the fog .My husband's boss was Capt.Goldberg.He was a friendly nice guy.He visited us and we were invited to his home too.He and his wife came to visit me at the Paris American Hospital when our first child was born.I remember the names Jerry Crocker(Army),Verl Cater(Navy)Mr.Hines,Louis Robeles,?Kenaley(AF),Robert Wingerter(Navy),? Shelby(AF),Guy a French driver/interpreter,Kenny Baker,many GS workers,and names of those working in TS Control as I still have an old "Duty List" from there.We moved from Villennes to Petite Beauregard when our name for housing finally came up.It was modern compared to the place in Villennes.It was near Bel Manior where we shopped.My husband Walter Bruce Watson retired from the navy .He died 2/14/1993 at the age of 58 after many years of heart disease and open heart surgeries.Our oldest son ,the one born in France,retired as a Capt.from the navy in 2009 with 30 years as a helo pilot. If you remember my husband let me know or if you remember my "young wife meals" for the single guys in our home. It was a long time ago but a fun time despite the problems of that time in France.

Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#1486 Jul 12, 2011
Ray Courtemanche wrote:
I was stationed at Camp Des Loges from 1958 - 1961 with the Air Force element. I worked at the DEPCINCEUR Hqs under an army captain Howard F. Goldberg and then later under an Army Captain Hausmann who had received a battlefield commission in Korea. DEPCINCEUR at that time was an Army General Williston B. Palmer. CINCEUR was Air Force General Lauris Norstad (who was also SACEUR and stayed at SHAPE Hqs.)
Do you recall a navy yeoman in TS control at Headquarters EUCOM , Camp Des Loges named Walter Bruce Watson?I am his widow.We were stationed there from 1956-1958.Capt.Goldberg was his boss also a good friend that we visited .Your name is familiar.
David Cochran

United States

#1487 Jul 12, 2011
I hope there are some of those from the tank farms at La Ferte Alais that were there in the 57-59 time frame. I have lots of memories and lots of pictures which I haven't put togather. We were part of the PDC out of Fontainebleau.
Bob Smith

Pittsfield, MA

#1488 Jul 12, 2011
Gene, As I recall & i was only 48 years ago, there was a drive thru entrance (gate?) & the NCO Club was on the second floor all the way to the back of the parking area. As you walked in there were three slots Nickel, Dime & Quarter, & my dad always carried one of each with him then & every day for the rest of his life. In fact there is 40 cents in his pocket where he rests at Saratoga National Cemetery. There was a big room directly opposite the wall where the slots were. That was the movie, Bingo & dining room...
PatEUCOM

Lexington, KY

#1489 Jul 12, 2011
I mentioned the offices ( Hdqtrs EUCOM
TS Control,Camp Des Loges France) using the letter J plus a number on the doors.I think my husband worked in J4.The Men's latrine was numbered J5.I can remember that because whenever extra money came our way(A miracle for an enlisted man)I would ask where it came from.My husband would jokingly reply "It came from J5" .It would be a term used throughout our married life.
I was very familiar with the route from Villennes sur Seine to Camp Des Loges.We walked to the post once on May 1st.Our used BMW was not running.We thought we would catch a ride from another American but alas we did not.I walked the 6 plus miles in dress heels to watch a new movie "GIANT" at the post theater.We could not stop and rest in the town between,Poissy,because it was known to be mostly Communist and May 1st.was NOT the day to be there.There wasn't any resting spots to be found.I had rocks thrown at me many times before as we drove through that town to get home.I was spat upon too but held my head high like a good American.We got a ride home later from a friend in MotorPool. We bought a brand new Renault 4CV right after that!
James MERIOCHAUD

Lyon, France

#1490 Jul 12, 2011
PatEUCOM wrote:
I mentioned the offices ( Hdqtrs EUCOM
TS Control,Camp Des Loges France) using the letter J plus a number on the doors.I think my husband worked in J4.The Men's latrine was numbered J5.I can remember that because whenever extra money came our way(A miracle for an enlisted man)I would ask where it came from.My husband would jokingly reply "It came from J5" .It would be a term used throughout our married life.
I was very familiar with the route from Villennes sur Seine to Camp Des Loges.We walked to the post once on May 1st.Our used BMW was not running.We thought we would catch a ride from another American but alas we did not.I walked the 6 plus miles in dress heels to watch a new movie "GIANT" at the post theater.We could not stop and rest in the town between,Poissy,because it was known to be mostly Communist and May 1st.was NOT the day to be there.There wasn't any resting spots to be found.I had rocks thrown at me many times before as we drove through that town to get home.I was spat upon too but held my head high like a good American.We got a ride home later from a friend in MotorPool. We bought a brand new Renault 4CV right after that!
Bonjour Madam!

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Have a nice day !
PatEUCOM

Lexington, KY

#1491 Jul 13, 2011
James MERIOCHAUD wrote:
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Bonjour Madam!
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Have a nice day !
Bonjour Monsieur,
Merci beaucoup.
La France est manifique..aujourd'hui.
1956?? Dangereux.Desole.
Bon journee.
Ray ludwig

New York, NY

#1492 Jul 13, 2011
Bill McQuesten wrote:
I was at the Major Signal Relay Center, Saran, Jan. 1960 - Mar 1962. Was wondering if anyone had current photos of the present-day site of the Center, the barracks area and the airfield? Thanks.
I was teletype repairman from 1960 t0 June 1962. Been looking for friends that served at this time,,Victor chadakowsky, Lonnie Talbot
George Humes Thomas Wilson >Any help would be appreciated.
Cliff Nash

Lake Oswego, OR

#1493 Jul 14, 2011
Bob Gaudio wrote:
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Hi Walt,
Sure, I'll email you the few pictures I have of Camp Des Loges.
I have a photo of the barracks(?) buildings, the base microwave tower, and the path between Camp Des Loges and Saint Germain. BTW, I was with the 293rd Signal Company, Fontainebleau, FR, 1965-1967, and was TDY several times to the com center (257th Signal Company) at Camp Des Loges. Tech Control.
Bob Gaudio
Hi Bob,
I was with the 293rd '64 to early '66. I worked in the maintenance shop for a guy by the name of SSgt Bullock and with George Jones. I never took a picture, if you can believe it. I'd appreciate any you might be able to send my way. My email address is [email protected]
I think of those days often as I'm sure we all do....Hope is all well with you.
Cliff

Since: Jun 11

Oglesby, TX

#1495 Jul 15, 2011
I am looking anyone with the 611thordco. in Chize,France from 1961 to 1962...Chize Ammo Depot..We have a Web sight www.611thordco.com ....we just had our 50th reunion,at Lexington,Sc....Thanks Charlie
Bruce Wilbur

San Jose, CA

#1496 Jul 15, 2011
I was stationed at the Air force/army base in Brienne le chateau 1958-1960 I miss the people I knew then: including thomas veraneau and his french and russian american serviceman whose name escapes me and marie claude joli who worked in the base library and with whom I was seriously in love. as old age (70 hits I find myself reminiscing more and more about those days. anyone who was there. do say hello. brienne was a quiet little the but the military presence was disruptive to the quiet and peaceful
say hi if you are reading this
Bruce
PatEUCOM

Lexington, KY

#1497 Jul 15, 2011
Ray Courtemanche wrote:
I was stationed at Camp Des Loges from 1958 - 1961 with the Air Force element. I worked at the DEPCINCEUR Hqs under an army captain Howard F. Goldberg and then later under an Army Captain Hausmann who had received a battlefield commission in Korea. DEPCINCEUR at that time was an Army General Williston B. Palmer. CINCEUR was Air Force General Lauris Norstad (who was also SACEUR and stayed at SHAPE Hqs.)
Do you remember Capt(?)Johns married to French woman(Marie).Wondeful couple .She taught me some French cooking.He was my husband's boss but also a good friend.Capt.Goldberg was his boos too.
Mrs.Walter Bruce Watson(USN)

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#1498 Jul 15, 2011
Bill McQuesten wrote:
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Here are the URLs for the documentary. It is in 3 parts and is Mp4 file format. The first one is a Word document I would like you to read followed by the video. You must copy URL to the location bar and click go or the symbol for go.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10nMG60dqn...
https://docs.google.com/leaf...
https://docs.google.com/leaf...
https://docs.google.com/leaf...
Bill McQuesten I noticed that you can simply press the Ctrl Key + right click mouse and it takes you there. Easier!
message de Claude Moinet july 16th 2011 to Bill McQuesten
I find the link to watch the video of US WELCOME
MANY THANK'S-I didn't know MP 4
many vets sent me messages because they cannot open the link i sent on june 25
They will be happy to watch this video
Regards
Claude in France
PS are you living in Amboise as mentionned on this topix?
Bob Gaudio

United States

#1499 Jul 16, 2011
Cliff Nash wrote:
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Hi Bob,
I was with the 293rd '64 to early '66. I worked in the maintenance shop for a guy by the name of SSgt Bullock and with George Jones. I never took a picture, if you can believe it. I'd appreciate any you might be able to send my way. My email address is [email protected]
I think of those days often as I'm sure we all do....Hope is all well with you.
Cliff
Hi Cliff, I've emailed you 6 pictures. I hope they bring back memories.

Bob
Frawley BECKER

North Hollywood, CA

#1500 Jul 16, 2011
To Bob GAUDIO

I have the photo of the Canada Bar you e-mailed me in my files. Still haven't written a scene there but I may soon (then I'll need a description of the interior!) It's a great corner! Did you also send me photos of CDL? I have some on file but maybe not from you. If you haven't already sent them, please send me the ones you just sent Cliff Nash. If they're duplicates of what you already sent me, well -- MILLE PARDONS, AMI! And MILLE MERCIS, of course, in any case!

Frawley Becker ([email protected])

Since: May 10

Saint-doulchard, France

#1502 Jul 16, 2011
Claude Moinet wrote:
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message de Claude Moinet july 16th 2011 to Bill McQuesten
I find the link to watch the video of US WELCOME
MANY THANK'S-I didn't know MP 4
many vets sent me messages because they cannot open the link i sent on june 25
They will be happy to watch this video
Regards
Claude in France
PS are you living in Amboise as mentionned on this topix?
You are welcome, Claude. No I actually live near Bourges, but whatever tracker Long Beach Forum uses keeps changing my location. I really don't know how that works! Bill in France

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