Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

Hanau says goodbye to U.S. troops

There are 1509 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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#1153 Jan 12, 2013
ernest vidinha wrote:
guess what guys:
through this site, after 46 years i finally found 2 of my dear friends from the 507th h.e.m. co.. we were stationed together at grossauheim kaserne from jan. 1965 - nov 1966. drank a lot of beer at the sugar shack. bartenders name was heinz.
we will be having a 507th h. e. m. co. reunion in las vegas in march 2013.
there will be 4 of us. we are ray liggett, of pennsylvania, tom ferguson of new york, frank cisneros of california and ernest vidinha of hawaii.
anymore 507th guys out there during that time period contact me, ernest at [email protected]
great site, god bless america.
You could also checkthe following site on Facebook, there are over 1.000 people there:
US Army in Hanau Germany
Ron Holtz

Wirtz, VA

#1154 Jan 15, 2013
Sonny Matau wrote:
I was in 699th from 1978-1980 I was incharge of the recovery section pioneer kasern there was a young sgt name Lori Pruner, Tracy Austin I'm looking for them.
Hey Sonny, I worked with you in the Recovery Section for awhile there at Old Argonner Kaserne. I am on Facebook so send me a friend request and we'll catch up. Later. Sgt. Ron Holtz
Ron Holtz

Wirtz, VA

#1155 Jan 15, 2013
kendo wrote:
Wow, I was in Hanau from Jan 1977- Sept 1978. I had an old platoon sgt who I kept in touch with for awhile. We did the Christmas card thing for many years and I'm sorry to say it stopped. Fast foward to 2005. Wounded in Iraq and sent to Germany. While there, I requested a 2 day pass to travel by train to Hanau to surprise my old platoon daddy, took a cab from Frankfurt and rang his door bell. His wife opened the door and started to cry. She stated he had died from a drunk driver some years back and before he passed would often tell his wife that he KNEW one day I would return and walk through his front door. Sorry I was late SFC Borne.
Man, I'm sorry to hear that. Our section leader passed away in 2006 from cancer. I spent at least 20 years trying to find him but instead found one of his daughters on Facebook I used to babysit when she was a baby and she informed me of his passing. Still bummed out.
Ron Holtz

Wirtz, VA

#1156 Jan 15, 2013
Does anyone remember 1SG Willie Segeth from the 699th Maint. Co.? He was a real pistol that one was. He used lower enlisted as boar hounds when he went boar hunting to beat the bushes so he could blast 'em. There was a couple of company picnics with roasted boar and all the fixins'. I was there from 76 to 79 in the Recovery Section at Old Argonner. It is all just crumbling buildings and weeds now. We changed out a lot of 109 tubes with the M-816 wreckers down there. Our little square building is falling in now. I can still hear the thunder of the M-88 pounding around back there. We had fun and worked hard but played even harder. Would love to just stand off to the side and watch it all again. Good memories.
kevin moseley

Vestal, NY

#1158 Jan 17, 2013
David Sidoli wrote:
I already thought I was a Nazi..remember I served in the US Military.
But on the other hand you do make excellent idiot.
P.S. This is the last time I will response to any of your Anti-American posts.
we grew up together in camp king
kevin moseley

Vestal, NY

#1159 Jan 17, 2013
we grew up together in camp king 69-72
kevin moseley

Vestal, NY

#1160 Jan 17, 2013
contact me on facebook
Brad Roark

Tucker, GA

#1161 Jan 18, 2013
ernest vidinha wrote:
<quoted text>hi, i was stationed at the 507th H.E.M. in grossauheim. from january 65 thru november 66. we also lived there next to the sugar shack. spent many happy nights at the sugar shack. the bartenders name was heinz.
do you have any pictures of the sugar shack and immediate area? if so could you please, please e-mail me some? my e-mail address is...[email protected] thanks you
i was in the 71st from 87 to 90 and looking for old buddies. Holler at [email protected]

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#1162 Jan 27, 2013
bill schindler wrote:
<quoted text>I was stationed in hanau 1971 thru 1973. I was with the
Hi, I am searching for my father. I was born in 1973 and my mothers name ist Monika from Offenbach. She said his name ist Robert (Bob). He was short and had blond/red hair. He was stationed in Hanau. Please if anyone knows him please contact me.
[email protected]
88th hem co also worked in the commissary warehouse for a year or so. spent a lot of time at tonys and also the roxy bar in hanau. I have heard no mention of kisaier strasse in frankfurt or the apple wine season in frankfurt sud.
I found this site in a search for as many people who were stationed on pioneer and got the flu shots that they lined us up for in the fall of 72. If I am right and you recieved this injection you will know why I am looking.
Hi, I am searching for my father. I was born in 1973 and my mothers name ist Monika from Offenbach. She said his name ist Robert (Bob). He was short and had blond/red hair. He was stationed in Hanau. Please if anyone knows him please contact me.
[email protected]
Scotty MacLeod

Moorpark, CA

#1164 Jan 27, 2013
Looks like we were at the 42nd about the same time. I worked in the avionics section of the hangar just across the street from the control tower. I too was a big fan of Mario's Pizza. Mario and Josephina Sabbatini always made the GI's from Fleigerhorst feel at home. Their pepperoni pizza was the best I ever had, but Josephina's schnitzel and potato salad were my favorites. I still have an unopened bottle of wine Mario gave me as a departure gift.
Gerald Acord wrote:
I was stationed at Fligerhorst Jan 1968 - May 1971 with the 85th Maintenance Bn. 42nd Transportation CO.(Aircraft Direct Support). Detailed to work for the Command Sargent Major at Bn. HQ for three months on Pioneer Kaserne. On Fligerhorst, the aircraft mechanics hung-out at "Mario's", an Italian who had a piece of his ear shot off during WWI. Mario was in the Italian Army in WWII.
Randal Jackson

United States

#1165 Jan 27, 2013
Patricia wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi, I am searching for my father. I was born in 1973 and my mothers name ist Monika from Offenbach. She said his name ist Robert (Bob). He was short and had blond/red hair. He was stationed in Hanau. Please if anyone knows him please contact me.
[email protected]
good luck Patricia. there are a lot of good people on this site I hope we can help you find your father.
Rodney Murphy

Hopkinsville, KY

#1166 Jan 28, 2013
Howard Connour wrote:
<quoted text>I just happened to find this website and the posts that people are leaving. I was saddened to find out Pioneer was closing. I was stationed there in the 88th. H.E.M. Co. from Dec. 1965- Feb. 1968.
Hello Howard I think I remember you. I too was stationed in the 88th H.E.M. Co. I worked down stairs in unit supply. I sometimes drove the supply truck and took care of the field gear. I was there from 1967-1969. I have a lot of good there. I went back to Pioneer Kasern last year. It was sad to see it closed and weeds grown up around it. My girl friend is from Buch, Germany about 1 1/2 hours from Hanau and I have been back to Germany many times with her and going again this May.

Hamburg, Germany

#1168 Jan 28, 2013
Howard is also an old fart.

Hamburg, Germany

#1169 Jan 28, 2013
Man there are a lot of old farts on this page.
Katrina Hamilton

San Diego, CA

#1170 Feb 3, 2013
Cynthia Richard wrote:
<quoted text>I remember your name,I talked to Dye she told me that you drove for Punihaole. I was there when he married the Cpl from 16 Support do you remember Cpt Riddick
Poineer Kaserne, Tony's & Pioneer Club!!! Wow - what fun. Anyone remember the boots?

What about Franco's Pizzeria?
Katrina Hamilton

San Diego, CA

#1171 Feb 3, 2013
TJ DeMartino wrote:
I'm glad to see so many people have such fond memories of this place. I posted a few weeks ago and didn't think anyone else would post. Just to re-iterate, I was stationed on Pioneer from 86 to 88-9. I was with 53rd HMSC (used to be the 81st maint). Many memories (sober and not) of those two bars right outside the kaserne "the Boat" and "Tony's" and of course there was many a weekend spent at the Pioneer Club. I had the time of my life while I was stationed in Germany. Been back once but the old "kaserne" is not the same.
Is this Tony? The TONY who used to order the huge famous tuna topped salad's at Tony's? LOL

Silver Spring, MD

#1172 Feb 4, 2013
Woolery wrote:
I was stationed at Francois Kaserne From 86 to 88 as a 31k (communications). This thread brings back many good memories.
Across the street from guard shack was a row of shops. The Hamburger Station, a southern chicken place (where I used to set the high score playing Rolling Thunder listening to whitesnake on the video juke box), the place we got our uniforms pressed and tonys pizza.
Tonys was my favorite. I ate there alot, usually the lasagna with a cappys orange juice. I remember talking with the barkeep and at one time he showed me a picture of his uncle and said he was in the mafia in Italy and gave them the money to start up.
Another time I went there with several friends when I turned 21. We were lining up shots and he asked what we were celebrating. I said it was my birthday and was now legal to drink (meaning in the states).
He laughed and said he would serve anyone who could walk up to the bar.
Those were good times, we were all so young.
I think I remember you, bulky guy glasses? I worked in FDC 13C (85-86) Commo platoon was wild charecters. Yes I remember the strip across the street. Loved that Cappy Orange juice put down many bottles. Wish I had saved a bottle as a souvenier. Those were the times got there as an 18yr old. Wild wasn't it?

Silver Spring, MD

#1173 Feb 4, 2013
I was in Hanau, Francois Kaserne from 3/85 to 9/86. Had good times there. Lot's of interesting people both military and civilian.

I was in HHB 1/40th FA. Just thinking of those times and how interesting they were back then. The transportation system there was awsome. Going to the bonhoff riding the bus and seeing the sites was the best.

If anyone was there and remember me email at [email protected]

Silver Spring, MD

#1174 Feb 4, 2013
Mark Lacy wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I was at Franchois from 85-87 in A Btry, Do you remember the blair brothers? The twins?.Man I miss Germany, but will be back in September to visit my daughters..........
Yes, I remember the Blair brothers. One was a medic. I was in HHB battery. That was some fun times. I remember every Fri. afternoon after formation the fun started. Dudes had Frauliens(sp) waiting outside the gates in cars to take them away for the weekend...man...

Silver Spring, MD

#1175 Feb 4, 2013
Jim Roth wrote:
How many of you reading this post remember your short timer's calendar? Sure Hanau was great, but I remember alot of soldiers counting down the days to ETS. I was so glad to become a Reservist and enter College. Five years was a long time to be in uniform (1983-88). Pinoeer Kaserne will always hold a very special place of my memories, but I was never happier in my entire life then the day I Hororably Discharged active duty ... Feb 25th, 1988!!
I was stationed with the 53rd HMSC 86-88.
Oh yes! Shortimer's calender. Waiting for your clearing papers! Being on "sham" status 2-4 weeks out. Yes, I counted down the days to PCS. Hanau was great but I wanted stateside badly too.

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