I was assigned to the US Navy MSTS Office La Rochelle (Aufredi Casserne) from Aug.'61 until Nov.'63 when the US Military mostly left La Rochelle and we moved our office up the coast to St. Nazaire. Le Chapon Fin was not a real gourmet restaurant, but it was where I got my first taste of authentic French cuisine. It was located in the Hotel de la Paix and M. Richard was the owner and chef. Later on, in St.Nazaire I met the young woman who was to become my wife.You Could Say That I Had a Few Photos of LaRochelle,France. as I Was a Photographer for the US Army There.in 1963-to 1967 and After That Time we Were Assigned to K Town Germany,and Since Then we Have Been around the World Twice.and I Still Hold the LaRochelle,Tour the Closset to My Heart. Ret.Sgt wells. Bennie R
I was career Navy and travelled most of the world
before and after La Rochelle. We have been back to France quite a few times, and I am still looking forward to our next trip back there.
I was briefly a patient at the Hospitl at Croix Chapeau and received excellent care from the Army staff. Cheers!