Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

There are 1489 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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Randal Jackson

United States

#1029 Aug 22, 2012
Dorothea wrote:
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this site is about memories...it is not about insulting people....
We are with you Dorothea. Only weak, miserable, and ignorant people with no life write such things. By the way, odds are they can not write or speak more than a couple of words in German. Thank you for all the input. I will never forget the all the kind things Germans did for me while I lived there, and I cherish those friendships I still have there.
Jim Gordon

Hinsdale, IL

#1031 Aug 25, 2012
I am more than late in finding this set of postings regarding Hanau's base closings, but I'm intensely interested in it nonetheless. I was assigned as a Quartermaster officer to the Hannau Support Activity on Pioneer Kasserne and served there from 7/1967-1/1969. I'm sorry not to remember very many names all these years later, but I had so many wonderful and instructive experiences while stationed there, especially as I had a very serious relationship with a German girl who worked there. We were almost married, but it was a bit early for me simply because I had no obvious, ready way to support us after leaving the Army. Still, she has always been very much on my mind and in my heart even all these years later. I have thought and thought about her and about the time I spend there generally. She married another Army guy, lived in MI and died a dozen years ago at age 53! I have huge regrets about all the years lost since 1969 and thought we'd surely meet again. It did happen once but only once and a bit too late for both of us. Ah, youth and lost love; they haunt you forever, don't they?
Tom Gerszewski MN

Menahga, MN

#1032 Aug 25, 2012
I was at Pioneer (68-70). 568th engineer Co. I remember a few dudes. Sgt Summers, Sgt Guelette(sp?), Will never forget First Sgt Warren Goodly, aka TOP. I was always broke, and bored. Volenteered for 'Nam but was refused. I'll never forgive the Army for that.
Penny

San Francisco, CA

#1033 Aug 25, 2012
Oh Gosh was planning on taking a trip to Hanau, to take a trip down memorey lane I was stationed at @ 45th Medical Battalion from 1978 to 1981. Loved going to Olivers for a salad and going to the market on the weekends
Dorothea

Germany

#1034 Aug 26, 2012
Penny wrote:
Oh Gosh was planning on taking a trip to Hanau, to take a trip down memorey lane I was stationed at @ 45th Medical Battalion from 1978 to 1981. Loved going to Olivers for a salad and going to the market on the weekends
If you ever do it, let me know...we can meet for coffee....a lot has changed since then...Hanau is and will be a construction site for the next 10 years...
Dorothea

Germany

#1035 Aug 26, 2012
Jim Gordon wrote:
I am more than late in finding this set of postings regarding Hanau's base closings, but I'm intensely interested in it nonetheless. I was assigned as a Quartermaster officer to the Hannau Support Activity on Pioneer Kasserne and served there from 7/1967-1/1969. I'm sorry not to remember very many names all these years later, but I had so many wonderful and instructive experiences while stationed there, especially as I had a very serious relationship with a German girl who worked there. We were almost married, but it was a bit early for me simply because I had no obvious, ready way to support us after leaving the Army. Still, she has always been very much on my mind and in my heart even all these years later. I have thought and thought about her and about the time I spend there generally. She married another Army guy, lived in MI and died a dozen years ago at age 53! I have huge regrets about all the years lost since 1969 and thought we'd surely meet again. It did happen once but only once and a bit too late for both of us. Ah, youth and lost love; they haunt you forever, don't they?
Sorry to hear:-(....a story like this should teach us all, if we find love we should hold on to it, no matter what the situation is.
lol

Wiesbaden, Germany

#1036 Aug 26, 2012
Dorothea wrote:
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Sachsenhausen:-)....that must have been a long time ago, as it is no longer a place to party, more a place for tourists....-)
Tourists? Honestly, what "tourists" would actually consider visiting a sh*thole like Germany?
Dorothea

Germany

#1037 Aug 27, 2012
lol wrote:
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Tourists? Honestly, what "tourists" would actually consider visiting a sh*thole like Germany?
which tourists.....what tourists is not the correct sentence structure...
remember you are the person that watches out for the grammer around here...you should try to do it right yourself.....:-)

to answer your question....26.9 million do that per year, but you should know that, after all you live here, too....:-), but nobody is forcing you to, you are free to leave.....
Ernest Dare

Garden Grove, CA

#1038 Aug 27, 2012
this site is great I found some friends here. There is another good site just starting up at www.veteranshanaugermany.com its looking for veterans from germany
Jack Straw

Wiesbaden, Germany

#1039 Aug 27, 2012
Dorothea wrote:
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which tourists.....what tourists is not the correct sentence structure...
remember you are the person that watches out for the grammer around here...you should try to do it right yourself.....:-)
to answer your question....26.9 million do that per year, but you should know that, after all you live here, too....:-), but nobody is forcing you to, you are free to leave.....
Learn some English you fat, ugly, German b*tch... it is indeed "what" as in, "What guy on this universe would honestly ever find your fat, ugly, German ass attractive". Also, what the heck is "grammer??" And also, most of the tourists who visit Germany come from third world sh*t countries like Turkey and Poland - probably to leech off your social system - hahahaha... Nobody from a rich or developed country like Canada, Norway, or Australia would ever dream of visiting your sh*thole...
Bill Messacar

Canada

#1040 Aug 27, 2012
Tom Gerszewski MN wrote:
I was at Pioneer (68-70). 568th engineer Co. I remember a few dudes. Sgt Summers, Sgt Guelette(sp?), Will never forget First Sgt Warren Goodly, aka TOP. I was always broke, and bored. Volenteered for 'Nam but was refused. I'll never forgive the Army for that.
Don't feel too bad about that - I know one 20 year vet who was on orders to 'Nam 6 times, and 6 times orders were changed (rescinded)- I've seen them - go figure.
Patricia Lavenz-Goff

Cabot, AR

#1041 Aug 27, 2012
Dorothea wrote:
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Sachsenhausen:-)....that must have been a long time ago, as it is no longer a place to party, more a place for tourists....-)
I spent many years down at the marketplatz waiting for the brothers grim to change places. My ex said he saw it but us girls never did. Not enough snapps I guess. I remember bar hopping in Sachenshausen for years and years. There was a two story disco we used to go to but we went to a bar alot new years eve and watched the rocky horrer picture show and they always had these great pickles they gave us.
Nostalgic

Tacoma, WA

#1042 Aug 28, 2012
David wrote:
516th Engr Co, just at the switch to MGB. 79 - 81
These posts just cause the memories to roll.
They certainly do...You don't believe it when you are younger and someone tells you how the years just roll by. Spent 3 years in Hanau, 3 in Wurzburg. Loved it, and the German people were wonderful and gracious to us.
Bill Messacar

Qu├ębec, Canada

#1043 Aug 29, 2012
Nostalgic wrote:
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They certainly do...You don't believe it when you are younger and someone tells you how the years just roll by. Spent 3 years in Hanau, 3 in Wurzburg. Loved it, and the German people were wonderful and gracious to us.
Except for one idiot with 2 names in Nackenheim on here.
Patricia Goff

Little Rock, AR

#1044 Aug 29, 2012
Penny wrote:
Oh Gosh was planning on taking a trip to Hanau, to take a trip down memorey lane I was stationed at @ 45th Medical Battalion from 1978 to 1981. Loved going to Olivers for a salad and going to the market on the weekends
My dad was stationed with 45th Med (Lavenz) and I remember growing up on Lamboy, Hay rides on Hutier, stock car races on one base then moved to Fliegerhorst later they moved off base.

Olivers was great but I truly loved Tony's. When I was pregnant I craved the salad there and they actually delivered to CTC over on Yorkhof Kaserne just for me. He always patted my stomach and talked about the bambino. My husband always stopped by on the way home and picked one up to put me in a good mood after I worked all day at 97th and took the bus, underground, streetcar, train, bus and walk home every night.

I used to be able to go home and visit every few years but my mother moved to Stuttgart so it is hard for me to visit there now.
Nostalgic

Tacoma, WA

#1045 Aug 29, 2012
Bill Messacar wrote:
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Except for one idiot with 2 names in Nackenheim on here.
Probably just a kid playing on mom's computer. No worries here.
Morgan

United States

#1046 Aug 29, 2012
I was stationed in Hauau 83-85 23rd engineer E. Co. had big fun in Hanau also I havent heard anyone mention Pigalle, or that other little spot downtown (redlight), but Tony's was my spot and that little restaurant right outside the gate of Hessen Homburg
Nostalgic

Tacoma, WA

#1047 Aug 29, 2012
Patricia Goff wrote:
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My dad was stationed with 45th Med (Lavenz) and I remember growing up on Lamboy, Hay rides on Hutier, stock car races on one base then moved to Fliegerhorst later they moved off base.
Olivers was great but I truly loved Tony's. When I was pregnant I craved the salad there and they actually delivered to CTC over on Yorkhof Kaserne just for me. He always patted my stomach and talked about the bambino. My husband always stopped by on the way home and picked one up to put me in a good mood after I worked all day at 97th and took the bus, underground, streetcar, train, bus and walk home every night.
I used to be able to go home and visit every few years but my mother moved to Stuttgart so it is hard for me to visit there now.
Tony's was our favorite too. We lived close enough to walk there. Sitting outside in the summer evening on the patio, listening to the mingled conversations in English and German. We would take the train into Frankfurt and just get lost exploring the city. We have some beautiful pictures of the river and the city at night.
Nostalgic

Tacoma, WA

#1048 Aug 29, 2012
Morgan wrote:
I was stationed in Hauau 83-85 23rd engineer E. Co. had big fun in Hanau also I havent heard anyone mention Pigalle, or that other little spot downtown (redlight), but Tony's was my spot and that little restaurant right outside the gate of Hessen Homburg
I don't remember a Pigalle, but Tony's was a favorite spot for us. It felt like home somehow.
Osce Archie

Dayton, TN

#1049 Aug 30, 2012
Kevin B Crowder wrote:
<quoted text> I was there in . batt. 3/20 from 1990 to 1991
. I was in bravo btry 2/75 FA BN from 1988 to when we became 3/20 FA .my smoke was fleming and my 1SG was Morales.then I changed batteries and had 1SG versteeg.anyone who was there at this time from the fulda gap guards to the ramstein air disaster to the fall of the Berlin Wall not to mention the 3am alerts and the nuclear warheads on fleigerhorse kaserne,give me a holler.my name is Osce Archie.the address is [email protected]

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