Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

There are 1522 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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Jerry Leibowitz

Chattanooga, TN

#1449 Jul 10, 2014
I was in the 85th Maint Bn. from 1/68 to 5/69.The pizza joint was called Tony"s.
I was in the Commo unit. The CO was Capt. Hart then Capt. Beauchamp.
Wilfred

Frankfurt, Germany

#1450 Jul 10, 2014
Everyone is getting along here. Good
Sam Gill

Seffner, FL

#1451 Jul 14, 2014
Nov '71 to Nov '73 I was with the 881st Lem at Hessen-Homberg then we moved to Grossauheim as the 881st Maintenance Co.
Had some great times at the Rod & Gun Club just down the road from Grossauheim.
I got to go to Heidelberg where I was born. My father had been stationed there.
I really miss the German food and all the local beers.
All in all that was a really good time in my life.
Patricia Lavenz Goff

Little Rock, AR

#1452 Jul 14, 2014
Sam Gill wrote:
Nov '71 to Nov '73 I was with the 881st Lem at Hessen-Homberg then we moved to Grossauheim as the 881st Maintenance Co.
Had some great times at the Rod & Gun Club just down the road from Grossauheim.
I got to go to Heidelberg where I was born. My father had been stationed there.
I really miss the German food and all the local beers.
All in all that was a really good time in my life.
I hate that they tore down the Rod-n-Gun Club. It had been remodeled and a shooting range added by the time they tore it down. It was a sad day!
Sam Gill

Seffner, FL

#1454 Jul 14, 2014
Patricia Lavenz Goff wrote:
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I hate that they tore down the Rod-n-Gun Club. It had been remodeled and a shooting range added by the time they tore it down. It was a sad day!
When did they tear it down? When I first started going there they had nickel, dime and quarter slot machines. Then some general's wife decided that they were "immoral" and so they were removed. However getting wasted was still okay. Go figure. Anyway as I said I had some good times with some good people there.
Petra Howie

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1455 Jul 24, 2014
Get em all wrote:
I did my time in Hanau (84-87) with the 127 MP on Pioneer. Since I'm still stationed in Germany, I go back on occasion just to see the changes. As when they shut down Fuerth (W. O. Darby, Pinder, Zirndorf), the changes are amazing. The guards were nice enough to let me drive thru Wolfgang and take a look at the commissary and PX.
Good times were had in Hanau.
Hey there- i am ex-wife of James Howie who was with the 127th MP company during those years....we left Germany in 95...planning on visiting my hometown next year! i worked for the Housing Division for 14 years myself as a local national at the time and i have never been able to find the kind of great commraderie and brotherhood that exists in the military...those were the best days of our lives!

Ron Ripp

Saint Charles, MO

#1456 Jul 25, 2014
Todd Clark wrote:
I was in the 23rd engineers at Hessen-Homberg from oct.78-oct.80. Do you remember Lamboy Annie?I think the pizza place by the gate at the 23rd was called Olivers.Mom and Pops was on the other corner,pomfritzw/mayonaise.Tha t was a first,Binding beer was the town beer and you could get it at the little newsstands that were up and down the straus.I remember going to pioneer kaserne for clothing sales and buying stereo equipment.We had stereo wars in the barracks until the Mps were called and we had to turn them down.
I was also there the same years you were , And I remember everything you had said!
I was in Bravo Company..Still have some of my stero bought at Pioneer.
Patricia Lavenz Goff

Little Rock, AR

#1457 Jul 25, 2014
Sam Gill wrote:
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When did they tear it down? When I first started going there they had nickel, dime and quarter slot machines. Then some general's wife decided that they were "immoral" and so they were removed. However getting wasted was still okay. Go figure. Anyway as I said I had some good times with some good people there.
They sold it and the Dunlop factory tore it down sometime after 9/11. There were a lot of German nationals going there and after they increased security and stopped letting the Germans in they couldn't survive the loss of funds so they closed it down. Then when they started closing the bases they sold it to Dunlop is my understanding. It will live on in our memories. We used to end the night toasting Evonne (the deer head that was in the main room before the renovations and she was moved to the addition by the bathrooms and fireplace) every night before we headed out the door. We even took a picture of her smoking a ciggerrette. Those were some days. I used to walk home to Steinheim over the new bridge through the old town by the castle which is now a Best Western.
a singer

Forest Hills, NY

#1458 Jul 25, 2014
Was with 88th Ord Company from Feb.'62-Jun.'64. CO was T.D. Ketcham, recently deceased. First Sergeant was James A. Brown (Alabama) succeeded by Charles R. Marvin, Hazelhurst, MS. We shared billetts with the 881st Ordnance Company. Behind our billets were barracks that housed foreign workers and in the basement of that facility was a gasthaus where we used to go to get a snack or a flip top of Henninger Bier (60 pfennings). We never had to leave post or go to the EM club. The guy who ran the place was a comrade by the name of Fischer. On weekends we went either downtown or Frankfurt.
The favorite place in Frankfurt was Fischerstube, a short walk from the Banhof.
Glenn Allan Weaver

Key West, FL

#1460 Jul 30, 2014
Hello from Florahome, Florida. I was stationed at PioneerKaserne 78 - 80. Welder, 44B, with the 814th Eng Co. Spent a lot of time on the rivers and welding boats or bays.
Patricia Lavenz Goff

Little Rock, AR

#1461 Jul 31, 2014
Sam Gill wrote:
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When did they tear it down? When I first started going there they had nickel, dime and quarter slot machines. Then some general's wife decided that they were "immoral" and so they were removed. However getting wasted was still okay. Go figure. Anyway as I said I had some good times with some good people there.
I started going there in the 70's and the last time I was there was in the early 90's. They tore it down sometime after 9?11. I am not sure when. I was there in 2009 and it was totally gone. Now there are stores there and dunlop has the land by the river and bridge (they put that in later). They weren't there long but the topper club in Frankfurt had them and the Modenaire in Fliegerhorst had them too!
Patricia Lavenz Goff

Little Rock, AR

#1462 Jul 31, 2014
Petra Howie wrote:
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Hey there- i am ex-wife of James Howie who was with the 127th MP company during those years....we left Germany in 95...planning on visiting my hometown next year! i worked for the Housing Division for 14 years myself as a local national at the time and i have never been able to find the kind of great commraderie and brotherhood that exists in the military...those were the best days of our lives!
I so agree. There is nothing like the commraderie and brotherhood like the military. I really miss it now that I am a civilian. I have been a civilian for 20 years and it just isn't the same. I joined the VFW but it isn't the same as the old days.

I am headed to Stuttgart in November to see my mother but Germany just isn't the same since they closed down most of the bases.
allison

Homosassa, FL

#1465 Aug 6, 2014
looking for anyone who remembers or in touch with Paul Neiva 67-68 PFC
Hanau. Friend Gary and Spillway
SP4 Dave Barron

Merrillville, IN

#1466 Aug 7, 2014
I was in the 26 S&S C0. from 83-85. I worked on Grossauheim Kaserne in the Tech Supply Platton ? I will never forget Cpt "Mad Max" Frenzel.He was a by-the-book Cmdr. I was the honor graduate in the company Leadership Development course that was held on Pioneer Kaserne. I remember REFORGER 1985 in the winter,,going on a Volksmarch from the 26 S&S Co to its sister company the 29 S&S Co., and Octoberfest in Munich. Who was the tall 1st Sgt from South Carolina ?
Petra Howie

United States

#1467 Aug 7, 2014
Patricia Lavenz Goff wrote:
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I so agree. There is nothing like the commraderie and brotherhood like the military. I really miss it now that I am a civilian. I have been a civilian for 20 years and it just isn't the same. I joined the VFW but it isn't the same as the old days.
I am headed to Stuttgart in November to see my mother but Germany just isn't the same since they closed down most of the bases.
Yes, my mom tells me about all the changes and I guess I will get to see it once i visit...somehow I can't imagine my town without all the soldiers who were part of daily life for so long...I thought that living in the states would be more like living in a military community but it most certainly is not. While I love America, I have never had the same wonderful jobs i had working for the Army and I have found that employers don't really care that much about my lenghty work history in the Hanau Housing Division....I can only imagine how some of our soldiers feel who can not get decent employment...but I will always treasure those years as the best and craziest of times-we felt alive and every day was a new adventure...even dating "regular" guys is not the same...lol! But I have kept quite a few of the friends i made back then...some of them are my best friends to this day! So here's to the best Milcom there was-Hanau!
Hanau 1986-1993

Elizabethtown, KY

#1468 Aug 8, 2014
Jim Roth wrote:
Hi David,
Great to know I have such a good memory!! Hey, do you remember a club in Hanau with passenger airplane seats and a round bar? I have often wondered if it was "for real" or had I seen it in a movie. Also, did Hanau have a 2 story McDonalds? Do you remember the place on Grossauheim where we could buy awesome fried chicken and fries? If I remember correctly, the small PX on Pinoeer Kaserne sold a 6-pack of Budwiser for $1.50 and a carton of "Reds" for $4.00. We also used to drink a local beer, but I forgot the name. Damn it was really good!! Never got used to it warm. We called it "Flippys" What a great time in life!! I honestly miss being young and carefree.
Flippy was Binding Export or did you try the Perminater or double Bach :) beer delivery every month to Sportsfield Housing
Husband was with 127th MP co
Deborah russell

Maumelle, AR

#1469 Aug 13, 2014
Chris gillette would that be old Argonne the name
Hanau 1971-1974

Wheeling, WV

#1470 Aug 20, 2014
My father was stationed there and I was a preteen at the time. Lived in Sportsfield Housing and use to go to the PX, Commisary and movie theatre. Went to Hanau American Junior High. Sad to hear it all closed.
Pigoff123

Cabot, AR

#1471 Aug 20, 2014
Hanau 1971-1974 wrote:
My father was stationed there and I was a preteen at the time. Lived in Sportsfield Housing and use to go to the PX, Commisary and movie theatre. Went to Hanau American Junior High. Sad to hear it all closed.
I lived in Bldg 329 in Sportsfield from 1973-1980. Went to 6th grade on Pioneer (last building where housing and legal was) and then 7th grade at Old Argonner. Then they built the new school and the whole class walked over there when it opened and I went there until I graduated in 1980. I moved to the states in 1995 but I still go home to see my family every year.
Einmensch

Gravenhurst, Canada

#1472 Aug 22, 2014
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