1967 basic training barracks at Ft Knox

1967 basic training barracks at Ft Knox

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oldandwise

Ashland, KY

#1 Jan 12, 2012
are the old 2 story wooden barracks from the 60`s still standing,i was in c-17-5
yep

United States

#2 Jan 12, 2012
They put one in front of the patton museum.
Old Soldier

Glasgow, KY

#3 Jan 18, 2012
oldandwise wrote:
are the old 2 story wooden barracks from the 60`s still standing,i was in c-17-5
I was in the 5th Training Brigade, Tenth Battalion Company A for Basic Training in 1967. From there went to Fort Gordon, Georgia and then to the 1st & 25th Infantry Divisions in Vietnam.

They have moved one of the last of the old barracks, close to the Patton Museum and are renovating it. They have to make it handicapped accessible and bring it up to today's code standards.

Over by the Class VI Store there are still some of the old warehouses, still in use!!

Thanks for Serving..........
oldandwise

Ashland, KY

#4 Feb 4, 2012
oldandwise wrote:
are the old 2 story wooden barracks from the 60`s still standing,i was in c-17-5
is there anyone from c-17-5 training brigade SSG Beers plt from jan-feb of 1967
William Caloia

Riverside, CA

#5 Jun 8, 2012
In late August 67, We boarded a train in Detroit that took us to Louisville. Busses took us to Ft Knox and we became part of "A" Co 12th Bn 3rd Brigade. Our Drill Sergeant was Sgt James Inman and our Field First was a hard as nails man by the name of SFC Stepney W Carr. We graduated the last week of October. I was held back one week before moving on to Ft Monmouth, NJ for Radio training
Old weekend warrior

United States

#7 Jan 30, 2013
I was in B -17-5 in Jan thru early Mar 67. Had 3 Cleveland Browns with us.
Vaughn OLaughlin

Monroe, MI

#8 Jan 31, 2013
I was in D, 17, 5(every man a Tiger, roar) from Jan to March 1968. My drill Sergeant was Zenobio Galicia, who was even tougher than his name sounds. When I graduated, my MOS was posted for Ft Lewis, Washington. It was 11b10. I asked the Sgt what that was, and he said, "you're lucky, you're going to be a ground pounder". Nooooo, but it was true. Those old 2 story barracks are gone now, and the base looks so empty. Anyway, ended up in Baumholder, Germany in Co C, 1st Bn, 39th Inf Mechanized. Great time there. Sure better than Vietnam.
Michael Deline

Hudsonville, MI

#9 Feb 1, 2013
I was in C-8-3 in Sept 67. Went back quite a few years ago and found my old company area. Other than the buildings had be resided everything was still the same. I am sure by know they are probably gone. My Drill Sergeant was SSG Cowden and he could be a real pain, but was very fair with all of us. Still miss those days. Before we sat down in a class room we had to yell "Charging Charlie, C-8-3
Gary Roberts

Piketon, OH

#10 Feb 15, 2013
In A-11-3 from Feb. 68 to April 68. Drill Instructor was Sgt. Harmon. Nothing more lonely than standing fire watch in the old barracks.Went to Fort Holabird, Maryland upon graduation to the US Army Intelligence School. Our entire class then went to Vietnam.
Senior Citizan

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jun 4, 2013
I did Basic in D-8-3, February 1967. Drill Sgt. was Staff Sgt. Moore. We thought the world of the guy. He really knew how to make a bunch of young guys want to excel. Hope life treated him well later. He deserved it. And yes, pulling fire guard in those old wooden barracks was booooring!
Leland T Kinder

Seven Springs, NC

#12 Jun 15, 2013
Old Soldier wrote:
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I was in the 5th Training Brigade, Tenth Battalion Company A for Basic Training in 1967. From there went to Fort Gordon, Georgia and then to the 1st & 25th Infantry Divisions in Vietnam.
They have moved one of the last of the old barracks, close to the Patton Museum and are renovating it. They have to make it handicapped accessible and bring it up to today's code standards.
Over by the Class VI Store there are still some of the old warehouses, still in use!!
Thanks for Serving..........
Hi I was wondering if you knew my dad, Leland T Kinder Drill Sgt retired from Fort Knox 1957.
Leland T Kinder

Seven Springs, NC

#13 Jun 15, 2013
Old Soldier wrote:
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I was in the 5th Training Brigade, Tenth Battalion Company A for Basic Training in 1967. From there went to Fort Gordon, Georgia and then to the 1st & 25th Infantry Divisions in Vietnam.
They have moved one of the last of the old barracks, close to the Patton Museum and are renovating it. They have to make it handicapped accessible and bring it up to today's code standards.
Over by the Class VI Store there are still some of the old warehouses, still in use!!
Thanks for Serving..........
oops make that April 1967
James Combs

Detroit, MI

#14 Jun 17, 2013
Went to Fort Knox in October 1967. SFC Edmund Morrero was our Drill Sergeant. Graduated in December and went on to MP School at Fort Gordon Georgia.
Robert Lagana

Little Rock, AR

#15 Jul 7, 2013
I did my Basic Tng at B-12-3. Recently went to Ft. Knox and could not find ONE thing that I recalled from basic, the only thing that remained recognizable were the ranges out on Wilson Road. My fortune was to have been the very first occupants of the then brand new Disney barracks where I did my AIT for Armor....from there it was a short trip to the NCO Academy (Shake and Bake) over by the airfield (couldn't find the building) then on to Vietnam and the 25th Inf Div 3rd Sqdrn 4 Cav.
Sgt Mashburn

Ringgold, GA

#16 Jul 28, 2013
oldandwise wrote:
<quoted text> is there anyone from c-17-5 training brigade SSG Beers plt from jan-feb of 1967
My name is Sgt Mashburn. I was part of the training cadre in 1967-68. I was a Vietnam veteran posted to C-17-5. I remember Sgt Beers very well. He was a character. Others I remember: SSg Smith, Plt Sgt, Sgt Elliott, Plt Sgt, Sgt Goodwin, company clerk, Spl Carsnack cook.
oldandwise

Ironton, OH

#17 Jul 29, 2013
Sgt Mashburn wrote:
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My name is Sgt Mashburn. I was part of the training cadre in 1967-68. I was a Vietnam veteran posted to C-17-5. I remember Sgt Beers very well. He was a character. Others I remember: SSg Smith, Plt Sgt, Sgt Elliott, Plt Sgt, Sgt Goodwin, company clerk, Spl Carsnack cook.
in my graduation book from jan-feb of 67 ssg beers is the only name listed there of the names you mentioned
Sgt Mashburn

Chattanooga, TN

#18 Aug 12, 2013
oldandwise wrote:
<quoted text> in my graduation book from jan-feb of 67 ssg beers is the only name listed there of the names you mentioned
Sorry to be so long in replying!

I was station there in Aug-Sep 1967. I was discharged in Oct 1968.
oldandwise

Ironton, OH

#19 Aug 12, 2013
Sgt Mashburn wrote:
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Sorry to be so long in replying!
I was station there in Aug-Sep 1967. I was discharged in Oct 1968.
does any one known a ron curtis from ky whon endedn upn beign an MP and maden a career out of then army
Army Brat

Lexington, KY

#20 Aug 12, 2013
My Father was a DI 1970-78 at Knox, I went thru grade school there. Almost all the old barracks were torn down in the late 70s, my Dad bought two of them for $90 (I think), and we tore them down and used the lumber to build our house when he retired in 78. I must have pulled a million nails, Lol.
Charlie

Chesterfield, MO

#21 Aug 17, 2013
Old Soldier wrote:
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I was in the 5th Training Brigade, Tenth Battalion Company A for Basic Training in 1967. From there went to Fort Gordon, Georgia and then to the 1st & 25th Infantry Divisions in Vietnam.
They have moved one of the last of the old barracks, close to the Patton Museum and are renovating it. They have to make it handicapped accessible and bring it up to today's code standards.
Over by the Class VI Store there are still some of the old warehouses, still in use!!
Thanks for Serving..........
Old Soldier
I was in C-10-5 Nov. 29, 1967- Jan. 1968, We got a two week Christmas leave two weeks after Basic started. I remember going to the O'Brian Theater across the parade field behind the barricks. I went backseveral years ago and only three old barricks that were part of C-10-5 were still standing, of course I took pictures. The O'Brian theatre was long gone.

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