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Nick Del Prete

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Mar 4, 2010
 
I am interested in finding American veterans that were stationed at the Fontenet Military Base in Fontenet, France in the 1950's. Any information will be appreciated.
Donald Long

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Mar 7, 2010
 
I was there from June 56 to Dec 58. First Sgt. John Lavender and Company CO Henry M. O Brian. Your name sounds familiar, I faintly remember someone with a similar name from Nutly NJ. A big fan of the recording group "The Del Vikings".
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Mar 15, 2010
 
Nick Del Prete wrote:
I am interested in finding American veterans that were stationed at the Fontenet Military Base in Fontenet, France in the 1950's. Any information will be appreciated.
I served there from June 56 to Dec 58. First Sgt was John Lavender and CO was Henry M. OBrian. I was in Hq. Co. 601 Ordinance Batallion. I worked in a small building beside the two aircraft hangers that were used for tank and vehicle rebuilding. Mrs Houser was my work station supervisor. I also worked with Sgt. Richard A. Army.
Nick Del Prete

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Jun 30, 2010
 
Sorry Donald, But I forgot about this site. If you email me at a601st_Ord_Bn@yahoo.com , I got a pic of us in our squad room in the old billets. Along with a couple of the other guys. Please email me. By the way, it was Englewood, NJ.

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Jul 1, 2010
 
Don or Donald just wanted to update you on classmates. I dumped them because they were not forwarding emails. By the way is the hair still red ? or are you similar to me. Hairless.....Two of us started the 601st yahoo group with pics. So far we have 9 members. No charge, just bring pics and memories. By the way, we may be neighbors. Toms River is big but loaded with us seniors. I was contacted by Bruce Blanchard 2 years ago and have found a couple more guys since. I had a list of some seventy names from classmates and emailed everyone including you but no response other than your note and now this site. Just hope you are checking it more closely than I did. I will be checking here every day now. I don't go near facebook because they misuse personal info. Anyway, Waiting to hear from you, hopefully soon.
Elyse Jenks

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Jan 27, 2011
 
My step-father was there from 1956. Worked in the motor pool and bowling alley. He brought his family there in 1957 and we were there until Aug. 1958. We went to school next to the motor pool. I was in the 4th and 5th grade. Col. Cockerell daughter was a classmate and friend.
Larry Stewart

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Mar 14, 2011
 
I was stationed at FOD from June 1956 until November 1958. I came there from Aberdeen Proving Grounds Md. I was schooled in F&E Systems repair and knew whereever I went I was not going to be a mechanic. There is nothing wrong with the profession it just was not a good fit.I kept the MOS of 634.20 but was the company clerk for company D and lived in barracks T34,right across the road from the orderly room. My company commanders were vernon Ehlenfeldt,a great guy,jerry jones a real jerk and donald mendenhall a really good person. My reason for snagging the clerks job was the perks of early chow,early mail and excuses from any and all things I did not want to do,all in all a pretty good life. I took good care of a lot of people who got in jams on and off post. I also set up the move from the t barracks to the new building on the top of the hill. All in all I had fun but in three years I was ready to get out and get a real job so I became a repo man but thats another story. See ya
Bill Seip

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Mar 15, 2011
 
I was stationed at FOD from April,1955 to September, 1957 . I was schooled in fuel & electrical system repair and worked in the starter & generator overhaul section in the old converted airplane hanger which was not yet set up to overhaul engines when I arrived. First job was to complete the shop setup.
I was in Company D, 601 Ord. Bat. and bunked in the old barracks in building T-11.
For the first 6 months of 1957, I was sent to Germany to help train the German soldiers on repair and maintenance of our M-41 & M-47 Tanks which they bought from us while we upgraded to M-48's. That was good duty as we went to various German military bases in the Northern part of Germany which was the "English Zone". There was no other US Military presence there other than our team of 22 GI's and a Warrant Officer.
There is one real good friend from Fontenet with whom I have maintained regular contact to this day and that is Larry Stewart. There is one other guy I kept in touch with via Christmas cards and that was Don Klebe. Sorry to say, Don passed away several years ago.
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Apr 2, 2011
 

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to elyse jenks, larry stewart and bill seip. Please email me at the following email address, a601st_Ord_Bn@yahoo.com and say hello. We have a yahoo group with pics. We would love to have you folks join the group and share any photos. Once you join up, you can make your own photo album with your pics. We have 9 members at present, but I have a list of 116 names but no way to contact them. The yahoo group is,
a601st_Ord_Bn. Go to the yahoo home page and look up groups then type in the goup name in the search box. Elyse you may enjoy the summer camp photos. Waiting to hear from you all.
Nick Del Prete.

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Apr 4, 2011
 

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Why?

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Apr 4, 2011
 
hello john, you asked why to what? please be more explicit with your question.
thanks, nick
clayton perry

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May 1, 2011
 
was there only about 6 months, sept 61 - may 62, was in the signal company, i'm so old i can't remember what it was ;) was just a detachment from the company in potiers perry8925@yahoo.com if anyone else remembers
Ed Sauter

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May 8, 2011
 
Nick Del Prete wrote:
I am interested in finding American veterans that were stationed at the Fontenet Military Base in Fontenet, France in the 1950's. Any information will be appreciated.
Was stationed 1957 & 58 in the Property Disposal unit and part of the army unit 740( might be the wrong number as it was quite a few years ago).
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May 8, 2011
 
To day may 8th-
Hi
I discover that there are two Topix for the discussions with Americans veterans stationed in Charente Maritime from 1950 to 1967
us army in la rochelle 1950s
http://www.topix.com/forum/fr/la-rochelle/T1D...

http://www.topix.com/forum/fr/la-rochelle/T1D... FONTENET US ARMY
Fontenet France
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/france/TK54O...
Have a nice day
Claude
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Nick Del Prete

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May 11, 2011
 
Clayton Perry - I have your email addy will write.
Ed Sauter - trying to find out the AU number. Guys you can email me at a601st_Ord_Bn@yahoo.com
I have a yahoo group that I would love to have you join and look at the photo albums we have and maybe you could make your own album with any pics you have. It's been a long time coming trying to get any and all folks from the 50's and 60's.
Claude, thank you for your information about the Topix sites. So glad to hear from all of you.

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Jun 22, 2011
 
Recommended film about the american army in France

Many people have seen the film “US Welcome, US Go Home.”
It was Yesterday June 21th 2011.Large parts of this film is commented in English. It takes 50 minutes.
Réalisateur : Philippe Truffault Auteur : Fabrice d'Almeida

I send to day the link for my friends in USA

http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos/us_welcome_us...

Have a nice day
Claude Moinet
Nick Del Prete

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Jun 22, 2011
 
Thank you Claude for the information regarding the movie. Will have to check it out.
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Sep 9, 2011
 
Nick Del Prete wrote:
I am interested in finding American veterans that were stationed at the Fontenet Military Base in Fontenet, France in the 1950's. Any information will be appreciated.
We,7838 ord avp stationed at Illesheim, Germany, opened the old bombed out airfield about mid 1950, and became the 37th ord avp. The airfielld still had quite a few un-exploded bombs in place with a red lath indicating there location. We moved all material from the railhead in St jean d'angeley by truck.
Illesheim facility is now I believe a helicopter airfield and I have no knowledge of what is in Fontenet now. I was there until about mid 1952

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Oct 9, 2011
 
Andrade wrote:
<quoted text> We,7838 ord avp stationed at Illesheim, Germany, opened the old bombed out airfield about mid 1950, and became the 37th ord avp. The airfielld still had quite a few un-exploded bombs in place with a red lath indicating there location. We moved all material from the railhead in St jean d'angeley by truck.
Illesheim facility is now I believe a helicopter airfield and I have no knowledge of what is in Fontenet now. I was there until about mid 1952
Hello Andrade, I see you were there and gone long before I got there. I was stationed there April 1957 to July 1959. If you will send me an email at my address with your email address I will be very happy to get in touch with you and email a list of people that were at FOD in the 50's and some from the 60's. My email address is, FODvet@mailaka.net... I also have a CD I made with photos I will be glad to send you at your home mailing address. You are one of the earliest vets from Fontenet Ordnance Depot. There are a couple of others right behind you from 1953,54,55. Hoping to hear from you soon, sorry for the delay answering you.
Jean Guiton Anniversary

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Nov 2, 2011
 
100th anniversary of the gift by New Rochelle of a statue of Jean Guiton, the mayor of La Rochelle who protected the Huguenots from the French king-The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of a statue gift given by New Rochelle to the sister city, La Rochelle.The statue stands in front of the entrance of the La Rochelle City Hall.

http://www.mativi.fr/les-films/jean-guiton-fe...

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