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Jarolyn McCray

United States

#1901 Jan 28, 2012
Man I have so many pictures during this time. I attended elementary school in Fountaine bleau. My father Arlester McCray worked in Engineer Bat. My moms name was Mary. We did not live on base. I have pictures of all my classmates but no name to go with the faces. I was in the third grade in 1965-66 school year. My email is [email protected] if you knew my parents or you were a classmate.
Cathy

Wayne, NJ

#1902 Jan 28, 2012
Terry wrote:
I also lived in France 1963 to 1966 and like you cannot find the place we lived. My Father was stationed at Harbord Barracks and lived within sight of the back gate.<quoted text>
Excited to come across the posts re Saint Jean de Braye. Lived there as a child in the mid 1960's and attended La Chapelle till the French dismissed the military. Thank you for providing current name of housing. We lived in North de Braye (the smaller of the de Braye housing) but I can't figure out if the pictures of Residence les Chataigniers are of North or South de Braye. I'm thinking it is likely South de Braye as I don't recognize the placement of the buildings. Any info you could give would be greatly appreciated. I don't have pictures of the housing area where we lived although I do remember there was an open dirt field in front of our building fronted by a small office. We played Army and kickball on the field. Thank you so much!!

[email protected]
Cathy

Wayne, NJ

#1903 Jan 28, 2012
Wayne Lindgren wrote:
<quoted text>
Was stationed at Orleans at Foret deOrleans 1964 1967
Elizabeth, I lived in Orleans mid sixties from 2nd - 4th grades. Please email me at [email protected] and we can share wonderful memories!
Shelley

United States

#1904 Jan 28, 2012
Was an army brat in France from age 5 (1955 til 1966). After Degaulle gave us the boot we went to England and then S. Wales. Came back to the US in 1969. 1955 to 1960 Dad was stationed at TFAD/Trois Fontaine Ammo Dump.
61 to 66 we were at Captieux. Lived in the town of Captieux for a couple of years and then moved up to Langon. Went to Poitiers HS 64 til the school closed.(freshman and sophmore yrs. Sat out one year of school because of moves. Lives on old AF base, Burtonwood up near Liverpool GB. Then in Newport S. Wales. Went to Lakenheath HS 67-68 Junior and half senior yrs.
Tom Johnson

Seymour, TX

#1905 Jan 28, 2012
Hi Shelley, we have several Poitiers High School Alumni on our Yahoo Group at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/caserne_abovill... Plus lots of pictures. One of the students posted pictures of several football players (Poitiers Panthers) and coaches. You're welcome to join us. I was with the MPs at Poitiers from 1963 to '66.
P Schwartz

United States

#1906 Jan 28, 2012
Iam looking for a long lost friend from TOUL Jeanne De Arc hospital..She was the cashier at the snack bar> I was there 59-61 ..574 trans co. her name was Gigi Yospe age 20 at the time,,, I have been back to Toul area 4 times past 4 yrs,,,have not been able to get any help in finding any info about her. any help in locating her would be fantastic.. Trying to keep a promise I made 50 yrs ago......my E mail

[email protected] Thanxxx for reading this
John Lucas

Columbia, MD

#1907 Jan 29, 2012
Jarolyn McCray:

Just wanting to say hello and connect (albeit several years apart). You; third grade in 1965. Me: 9th grade.

I can picture your classroom in my mind; because when I was in the 3rd grade at Fontainebleau Elementary School, our classroom was on the first floor of the 3 story building. I wasn't able to go to the second floor (a big "step" for me) until I was promoted to the 4th grade.

Always nice to hear Fontainebleau stories. Thanks for posting
Jarolyn McCray wrote:
Man I have so many pictures during this time. I attended elementary school in Fountaine bleau. My father Arlester McCray worked in Engineer Bat. My moms name was Mary. We did not live on base. I have pictures of all my classmates but no name to go with the faces. I was in the third grade in 1965-66 school year. My email is [email protected] if you knew my parents or you were a classmate.
farkas

Paris, France

#1908 Jan 29, 2012
Hi,
There was a place called "bel manoir". My father, murray farkas, was working there as commissary offcier
farkas

Paris, France

#1909 Jan 29, 2012
Does someone remember my father: Murray Farkas.He was commissary officer at "bel manoir" or "camp des loges" from 60 to 67, before we had to leave for Belgium ?
Steve Latourrette

Hayden, ID

#1910 Jan 29, 2012
I was in Poitiers 59-62 finance 27th fds Played poker and drank at chez michelles good times
Tom Johnson

Seymour, TX

#1911 Jan 30, 2012
Steve, I sent you a private email yesterday. Here is our Yahoo Group for Poitiers. We have about fifty Members, and hundreds of pictures on the Site. If interested, come on over and join us. We're open to Members who were in France during the Cold War: soldiers, airman, families, and or French friends. I was an MP at Poitiers from 1963 to 1966.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/caserne_abovill...
MERCIER Jean-Pierre

Bordeaux, France

#1912 Jan 30, 2012
Today there is nothing left of the American presence in Toul.
TOUL ROSIERES demolished; CROIX DE METZ demolished, converted HOSPITAL JOAN OF ARC.
patricia pesce

Dax, France

#1913 Jan 31, 2012
Paul Gossard wrote:
<quoted text> My family moved to Captieux in April 1959 and departed in August 1962. My dad was CWO Sylvester Paul Gossard. He was the base quartermaster officer. I played little league baseball with the Captieux Bullets. We played in Bussac, Bracone, and Fontenet. Our favorite families were the Gilleeses,
McCabes, Lautermans, and Pillivants.
hello Paul, did you get to know a black mp named Pat Patterson stationed in Captieux,have you got any pictures of the army base, and the military? Sure would appreciate getting some reply at [email protected]
Hunter Vaught

Omaha, NE

#1914 Feb 2, 2012
Gene Walsh wrote:
Al: Don't forget the Class VI store that was located in the hallway to the left. It was rune by my friend Whisky Joe. It was moved to Rue La Tremoille, around 62 or 63.
Sen. Symington's son-in-law was the Major in charge at the Hotel and Sgt Guisti was his sidekick.
To cast a wider net of people who were in France during the 50's and 60's I just set up a group on Face Book, It has a pity name: Personell assigned to military bases in France during the 50's and 60's. I set it up as an open group.
Seeing as how half of the world is on that application it might draw some interest.
I'll see how it goes.
<quoted text>
Gene - it wasn't Sgt "Guisti" - it was "DeGuisti".
Hunter Vaught

Omaha, NE

#1915 Feb 2, 2012
Stationed in the Hotel Littre 1961 & 1962. Orly Airfield 1962-1964.
Gene Walsh

Eatontown, NJ

#1916 Feb 2, 2012
Hello Hunter:

I was in Paris stationed at the Blockhouse on Rue La Perouse. The Hotel Littre was one of the buildings where I installed and repaired the telephone equipment I remember Sgt.DeGuisti was our contact for work to be performed at the Hotel. He was easy to get along with. I suppose you were there for the Paris Air Show of 63 held at Le Bourget.My switchboard trailor was parked next to the test pilot in the rocket man get up. One day the timer on his neck failed and he come down to terra firma too late and nearly injured himself as well as bending the hardware on the machine. Those were exciting days.
Hunter Vaught wrote:
Stationed in the Hotel Littre 1961 & 1962. Orly Airfield 1962-1964.
Nick Del Prete

Toledo, OH

#1917 Feb 2, 2012
Hello, I am looking for a lady named Danielle who worked in the signal office at Fontenet Ordnance Depot 1960 thru 1963. Her mother was the manager of the PX on base. A friend that was stationed at FOD during that period is trying to find any information about her. If anyone remembers her please contact me at [email protected]
Norbert Hartman

Springfield, VA

#1918 Feb 3, 2012
Spent some time at Maison Fort '55 to '58 Co.B, 553rd EBC also La Rochelle (LaLeu) 581st Engr '61-64 Have many good memories. I live in Woodbridge, VA email [email protected]
fred galiardo

Northumberland, PA

#1919 Feb 3, 2012
hello to all my frends out there was based at the 72nd transportation in toul france in 1963 to 1965
would like to here from you guys
Steve

Forney, TX

#1920 Feb 3, 2012
fred galiardo wrote:
hello to all my frends out there was based at the 72nd transportation in toul france in 1963 to 1965
would like to here from you guys
Hello Fred:I am a dependant,we were stationed there during that time period.I'm not sure if my dad was in the 72nd during our time there He is deceased but I have his service records and they show him in the 84th trans. co. 53 trans Bn. I used to visit him in his office which was at Jean D'arc.We went to Toul frequently,I remember celebrating Armed Forces Day at Toul,I got to fire an M-14 ... loaded with blanks of course,rode around on an APC.Seems like dad worked on our Pontiac at some "garage" there set up for servicemen... does that ring a bell?As I rcall thats where we kids went on Saturdays for bowling and movies.His name is Art Hicks MSGT E-8 at that time.

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