Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

There are 1555 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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Patricia Lavenz

Little Rock, AR

#1404 Jan 30, 2014
Does anybody remember when the barracks on the right (facing the front gate) had a fire in the attic (where the guys kept empty stereo boxes etc). I remember walking from Wolfgang to Pioneer and seeing the smoke. The guys walking behind me were laughing about somebody's barracks were on fire until they figured out it was theirs and they took off running. I think this was in the early 80's. I heard that one guy was mad at another guy for dating his ex girlfriend and started a fire up in his area where he kept his stereo boxes and other things.
Kevin Johnson

Valdosta, GA

#1405 Feb 8, 2014
I was on Hutier from 84-86 wow Tony's pizza was right across the street then. Pigalle was in town not far from the poliezie. man I wish those days would have never ended. I love Hanau and begged to stay when my time was up there
W P Roseboro Rosey

Berlin, NJ

#1406 Feb 11, 2014
Ultimate Ordnance wrote:
For some recent pictures see: http://abandonedkansai.com/2013/10/01/pioneer...
Great Pictures
I was stationed at Pioneer between 1969 & 1972 with the 223 Ordnance. Its a shame it closed. a lot of jobs lost The same here in the Philadelphia area 25,000 jobs gone with the ship yard in 1995
I was one of the lucky ones not laid off. I still think of Hanau at times a lot of good memories
W P Roseboro Rosey

Berlin, NJ

#1407 Feb 11, 2014
I get on this site from time to time its great reading any one from the 223 ordnance det. out there from 69 to 72 I heard it became the 71 ordnance some time in 1972
gene knight

United States

#1408 Feb 16, 2014
I was stationed with 502nd engineer company from 93-95 we were in Karlsruhe, Germany then made the move up to hanau, Germany and I was there in the pioneer kaserne until late 95
Rode agpawa

Las Vegas, NV

#1409 Feb 19, 2014
Jeff Craft wrote:
I was at Pioneer from 1960 to 1963. 33rd Ord. Co.(C&C). The company gyroed to the States (on paper) during my tour. All but two of us got reassigned. We were too short. By the time we rotated, Larry Daughtery and I were the only ones left.
Our shop was at Quartermaster Kaserne. Its probably not there anymore either.
We spent a lot of time on pass in Steinheim at Nicos and the Main Terrace. I sure would like another one of those flip top beers.
I was with the 33rd ord. Co. From May 62 until it was deactivated.Since I had recently gotten married before the deactivation they transfered me to 42nd Ord. Co across the street.Larry Daughtery's name sounds familiar.
Bill McCambridge

United States

#1410 Feb 22, 2014
Who not dead? From the 574th PSC. 1971-72
T Downs

Barrington, RI

#1411 Feb 22, 2014
75 -78 Lots of life left.
ray blaylock

Lubbock, TX

#1413 Feb 23, 2014
Kevin Johnson wrote:
I was on Hutier from 84-86 wow Tony's pizza was right across the street then. Pigalle was in town not far from the poliezie. man I wish those days would have never ended. I love Hanau and begged to stay when my time was up there
yes I was on hutier as well I got there in 86 I do recall the pizza place.
SHARON Johnson

Memphis, TN

#1414 Mar 2, 2014
I was KP Manager for Hanau Milcom from Aug 1984 to Sep 1987 enjoyed my time there. Hanau. Gelnhausen, Buedigen
Meet some awesome people. You really do not realize the impact people and places have on your life until you take the time to look back
Will Ellis

Des Plaines, IL

#1415 Mar 6, 2014
I was in SVC Battery, 2/20 FA (Francois Kas.) from Jan '91 until we deactivated in April 92. I've always been grateful for the (short) time stationed in Germany, although I didn't spend a ton of time on Lamboy, but remember Tony's well and loved Frankfurt (Club Negativ, Dorian Grey, WOM). Don't see many posts from peeps in my unit, people I knew- R. Alcorta, Aguilar, W. Green, A. Wilmot, Wilder, Belanger, O'Brien, SSG Bowman, Sgt Burroughs, SSG Valdez. I often think about them, and some of my german friends, namely Audrey and Gabi. Would love to hear from folks, hope everybody's doing great!
Winifred Favors

Fernandina Beach, FL

#1416 Mar 12, 2014
Stationed at Pioneer Kaserne from 83-86, 81st Maint Co....David Sidoli, I remember you and you worked with my husband, Sgt Michael Favors in the inprocessing station at Grossauheim Kaserne. I was so saddened by the video on You Tube of the desolation of Pioneer Kaserne. I can't even imagine wanting to go back to Hanau and not see a thriving Pioneer Kaserne.
Roy E Romund

Maywood, IL

#1417 Mar 16, 2014
Though stationed at 42nd Trans at Fliegerhorst from 67-69, that was part of the 85th Maint battalion in Hanau. The housing my wife and I had was across the river not far from Battalion HQ. Loved the place. We enjoyed it
James Wright

Gettysburg, PA

#1418 Mar 19, 2014
SHARON Johnson wrote:
I was KP Manager for Hanau Milcom from Aug 1984 to Sep 1987 enjoyed my time there. Hanau. Gelnhausen, Buedigen
Meet some awesome people. You really do not realize the impact people and places have on your life until you take the time to look back
Sharon,

Just read your post...you are 100% correct about the impact people and places have on somebody's life until you go back in time and think about it.
R Hawkins

Colorado Springs, CO

#1420 Mar 23, 2014
I lived in Hanau in the late 60's till the early 70's. Used to go to E Tony's Pizza near Argonner housing, Great Pizza, still got an old photo of the place. What memories!never
jamesdunham

Cedar Rapids, IA

#1421 Apr 15, 2014
I was stationed on hutier kaserne from 83 to about 84 and then was sent to butzbach. Had a lot of good times partying at was it tonys pizzeria across from the kaserne. Same side as the german police station. I was from illinois and wore a fighting Illini jacket. Tony and marchello ( not to sure how to spell that) used to call me ILLEENI because they couldnt say illini. Miss my friends
Tim

Charleston, WV

#1423 Apr 16, 2014
I was on Pioneer Kaserne from 1983 until 1988. I was in the 516TH Engr Co. I miss the times and friends I made there. I was saddened when I found out they closed the post.
Tim

Charleston, WV

#1424 Apr 16, 2014
Patricia Lavenz wrote:
Does anybody remember when the barracks on the right (facing the front gate) had a fire in the attic (where the guys kept empty stereo boxes etc). I remember walking from Wolfgang to Pioneer and seeing the smoke. The guys walking behind me were laughing about somebody's barracks were on fire until they figured out it was theirs and they took off running. I think this was in the early 80's. I heard that one guy was mad at another guy for dating his ex girlfriend and started a fire up in his area where he kept his stereo boxes and other things.
Yes Patricia I do.I just arrived there and was assigned to the 516TH Engr Co. We were then placed in the old Medical building. I remained with the 516TH Engr Co and the 130TH Engr Brigade until 1988.
Patricia

Little Rock, AR

#1425 Apr 17, 2014
Tim wrote:
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Yes Patricia I do.I just arrived there and was assigned to the 516TH Engr Co. We were then placed in the old Medical building. I remained with the 516TH Engr Co and the 130TH Engr Brigade until 1988.
That is so cool. I also remember them putting clothing up the flag pole and pig roasts. Oh the pig roasts were awesome.
Andrew Ferraro

Wappingers Falls, NY

#1426 Apr 17, 2014
I was in Germany from 1955-1958. 55-56 stationed in Hanau with the 4ID, 12 RCT.
I can't remember the Kaserne name that far back, but I loved it.

Any real old-timers aboard?

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