Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

There are 1566 comments on the Stars and Stripes story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops. In it, Stars and Stripes reports that:

Col. Ray Graham, left, U.S. Army Garrison Hessen commander, and Hanau's Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky show off the presents they exchanged following the garrison's closure ceremony on Pioneer Kaserne in Hanau, ...

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Juan Vega

Janesville, WI

#1310 Sep 14, 2013
It's so good to hear all these wonderful stories. I was stationed there from 2000-2002. I could honestly say,those were among the best times of my life. I remember running downtown Hanau during PT, and smelling the fresh bread and sweets running past the small shops. I also remember a lot of cold days. So beautiful. Oh, and I could never forget all the wonderful brothers and local people I got a chance to meet and I will definitely never forget my 1st SGT. Wow.

19th Maintanence Company
Hanau, Germany
Kelly

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#1311 Sep 15, 2013
The best of times.. everyone was a family.. stateside is so different.. left Fleigerhorst and moved to Ft Monmouth NJ.. not the family we had in Germany..
Don Hockett

Angleton, TX

#1312 Sep 15, 2013
Was with the 516th Eng from 1957 to 1960,if you were there at that time let me know.
Patricia Lavenz Goff

Cabot, AR

#1313 Sep 15, 2013
Kelly wrote:
The best of times.. everyone was a family.. stateside is so different.. left Fleigerhorst and moved to Ft Monmouth NJ.. not the family we had in Germany..
I so agree. Civilian life is so much different than the military one. I spent my whole life in the military (from age 1 to 35) and I really really miss it.
bob L

Tampa, FL

#1315 Sep 20, 2013
iam soory to hear that pioier kaserne is closed. i was there in 1975/1977 co.c 709th mp
JOHN E MANN

Lake Bluff, IL

#1316 Sep 21, 2013
SCOTTSMANN@COMCAST.NET I WAS STATIONED AT KLABER kaserne in the587THCOMBAT ENGINEERS FROM 1956 TO N0V.58 LOOKING FOR ANY OF MY OLD BUDDYS.
Wow

Schwalbach, Germany

#1317 Sep 22, 2013
Just a question - how did you guys tolerate living in Germany for so long? Did you just rely on each other and avoid the boring, pathetic, back-stabbing Krauts, or did you do what anyone else would do and leave?
T J DeMartino

Nashville, TN

#1318 Sep 22, 2013
I check this site periodically ..
Was on Pioneer from June 86 to Jun 88 with the 53rd HMSC. Used to be the 81st Maint Co. I Was 1sgt Punihaole's driver for the last year. Great memories of the boat, Tony's and of course, the pioneer club!
Great times..anyone out there on pioneer at the same time, or in the same company..give a shout: tjdemartino@gmail.com
Patricia Lavenz

Little Rock, AR

#1319 Sep 23, 2013
Wow wrote:
Just a question - how did you guys tolerate living in Germany for so long? Did you just rely on each other and avoid the boring, pathetic, back-stabbing Krauts, or did you do what anyone else would do and leave?
Wow! Sounds like you didn't like americans living there. I grew up with the krauts as you call them. I loved them and still talk to them every time i go home to visit my family.
When I was with the german kids after curfew we all pretended that we didn't speak german when the polezei stopped us and when the mp's stopped us we pretended not to speak american. they always just told us to go home before we got in trouble. I was raised german and american so I had a great upbringing and have lots of fond memories of Hanau.
I practically lived at Tony's Pizza (both of them) from when I was 15 until I was about 18. then I practically lived at the Rod-n-Gun Club and the Topper Club in Frankfurt (when I could find a ride or had money to catch the train). My favorite club was on Francois and Fliegerhorst but they both closed down years before the kaserne did. I think one was called Frenchies. I used to hang out at the American Legion on Lamboystr a lot and even went a few times after they moved to the boonies cause they sold the building on Lamboy to the Polezei.
Anti-Kraut

Schwalbach, Germany

#1320 Sep 23, 2013
Patricia Lavenz wrote:
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Wow! Sounds like you didn't like americans living there. I grew up with the krauts as you call them. I loved them and still talk to them every time i go home to visit my family.
When I was with the german kids after curfew we all pretended that we didn't speak german when the polezei stopped us and when the mp's stopped us we pretended not to speak american. they always just told us to go home before we got in trouble. I was raised german and american so I had a great upbringing and have lots of fond memories of Hanau.
I practically lived at Tony's Pizza (both of them) from when I was 15 until I was about 18. then I practically lived at the Rod-n-Gun Club and the Topper Club in Frankfurt (when I could find a ride or had money to catch the train). My favorite club was on Francois and Fliegerhorst but they both closed down years before the kaserne did. I think one was called Frenchies. I used to hang out at the American Legion on Lamboystr a lot and even went a few times after they moved to the boonies cause they sold the building on Lamboy to the Polezei.
I like Americans waaaayyy better than Krauts, that is why I am asking: What did you do to keep from dying of boredom in that sterile dump called Germany? You do know that the Krauts constantly talk sh*t about americans behind their backs, i hope?
Mike Bennett

Merrick, NY

#1321 Sep 23, 2013
T J DeMartino wrote:
I check this site periodically ..
Was on Pioneer from June 86 to Jun 88 with the 53rd HMSC. Used to be the 81st Maint Co. I Was 1sgt Punihaole's driver for the last year. Great memories of the boat, Tony's and of course, the pioneer club!
Great times..anyone out there on pioneer at the same time, or in the same company..give a shout: tjdemartino@gmail.com
I was there from April 86-88. 881 maint/. 548 LEMCO BUILDING10 or 9. Many night in Tony's and the boat. When broke pioneer club. How I do miss those times, great memories.
Tom Schichtl

Conway, AR

#1322 Sep 24, 2013
I was in the A Btry 1/40th at Francois Kaserne from 74-77. I was 19-21 years old. BEST experiences in my life.
Donovan Sigler

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1323 Oct 3, 2013
I lived in Hanau from 88-91. I worked at aafess in layaway pick up. I lived in sportsfield housing area. I used to go to the pioneer club and the boat. I wanted to know if anyone new if the boat was still around and if they knew about any pictures of it. Check out the 3rd Armored Division FB page. Just uploaded pic from The Boat.
Bill Messacar

Montréal, Canada

#1324 Oct 3, 2013
Donovan Sigler wrote:
I lived in Hanau from 88-91. I worked at aafess in layaway pick up. I lived in sportsfield housing area. I used to go to the pioneer club and the boat. I wanted to know if anyone new if the boat was still around and if they knew about any pictures of it. Check out the 3rd Armored Division FB page. Just uploaded pic from The Boat.
Donovan - There is a group on Facebook US Army In Hanau - join up to the group and you might find people there you served with - From what I've read the Boat is closed along with every other Kaserne in Hanau and most of Germany. There is a recent pic of the boat inset into an earlier one - you'll have to do some scrolling to find it - was posted a few days ago. V Corps cased its' colors last June.
Patricia Lavenz

Little Rock, AR

#1325 Oct 4, 2013
Anti-Kraut wrote:
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I like Americans waaaayyy better than Krauts, that is why I am asking: What did you do to keep from dying of boredom in that sterile dump called Germany? You do know that the Krauts constantly talk sh*t about americans behind their backs, i hope?
I loved growing up in Hanau. I had the best of both worlds. Being American and German was fun. I used to go to the German/American dances in the 70's at the Burgerhaus in Wolfgang. It was awesome. Got to hang out at all the gasthaus's and the Rod-n-Gun Club. It was awesome! Most of the german's loved the American's. I never met any that had a problem with them other than a few landlords that didn't like some of them because they didn't take care of the yard but that happens here too!
Randal Jackson

United States

#1326 Oct 6, 2013
Patricia Lavenz wrote:
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I loved growing up in Hanau. I had the best of both worlds. Being American and German was fun. I used to go to the German/American dances in the 70's at the Burgerhaus in Wolfgang. It was awesome. Got to hang out at all the gasthaus's and the Rod-n-Gun Club. It was awesome! Most of the german's loved the American's. I never met any that had a problem with them other than a few landlords that didn't like some of them because they didn't take care of the yard but that happens here too!
I had lots and lots of German friends. I went with them everywhere and was always treated with the same respect that I show them. it was the ride of my life and I miss those days dearly.
T Downs

New Bedford, MA

#1327 Oct 7, 2013
Randal, How did we spend time in Hanua together and never conntected? Did you know that besides you and I, there were at least 3 or 4 others from Canastota there in the 70's.
Dallas Mills

Richmond, VA

#1328 Oct 9, 2013
Was on Pioneer from OCT 61 to DEC 63, was TDY to the MP's an an UP most of the time. Sure did enjoy those times!
Thomas Glenn Barnwell

Mannheim, Germany

#1329 Oct 17, 2013
fernwinkle wrote:
I don't remember the name of the Kaserne I was at. It was directly across from E Tony's Pizza on Lamboy Strasse.
Down the street was the Golden Nugget, managed by Deiter, and my favorite bar girls; Eva and Gabby. Both of the girls were absolute sweethearts, who had enough spunk to put up with drunken GI's, and still be sweet little darlings you couldn't help but adore.
Tony's was managed by Bruno, and his second in command was Marcello. Marcello was a bit stout, and we used to jokingly call him Marshmallow. He would come right back at us with friendly insults of his own, such as; "There are many good places down the street. Why do you have to come here?"
We had a great rapport with all the bar owners on Lamboy Strasse, and we could run bar tabs on credit with them ahead of paydays. These were all great people who helped us to feel at home away from home. They became dear friends during my time in Germany, and I miss them all.
The post u are talking about across from tonys was the Francois (francewa) Kaserne! i lived right behind lamboy strasse i was born in hanau 1975 and lived on lamboy till 1991 then we moved to Frankfurt until 1996 than came back to hanau.
Thomas Glenn Barnwell

Mannheim, Germany

#1330 Oct 17, 2013
Tom Schichtl wrote:
I was in the A Btry 1/40th at Francois Kaserne from 74-77. I was 19-21 years old. BEST experiences in my life.
hey did u know a Thomas glenn Hall or Glenn hall? thats ma dad.
He was stationed there at the same time.
if u have any info hir me up on Facebook.

thanks in Advance

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