Thank you for visiting my sites. You
can also add my guestbook.
tripehouse i was at A Co. 2 6 inf. 1975
tom shea - Tuesday, December 28, 1999
I served in the Army at McNair in 71-72. A great city
people. Have a happy new year (2000) and a prosperous future.
C-4-18 Berlin Brigade
Dennis Detweiler - Sunday, December 26,
"Ich habe Berliner Luft!" Berlin is the
place of my birth. I have many
found memories there. I was born in a German hospital (on the West)near the
Tiergarten. I remember going to the Gedaechniskirche when you could see the
sky when you looked up. I was just a child then. I went to Kindergarten in
Zehelendorf and then came to the States. I always came back to Berlin while
growing up and it was always exciting for me. I even got a chance to bring
my daughter too.
I remember the check points going into the city just to get to Oma's
(grandmother) house. For me as a child it was a real pain to unload and
load again. I didn't really understand it but was told to keep quite and
not say anything.
I may be living in the States but Berlin is always in my heart!
KatherineErnst - Monday, December 13,
Well, I've just gone through this site quite thorouhhly and
are quite confused. I appreciate a lot of work, but it's quite rough. I
could not find e.g. Wall of 1. st, 2.nd 3.rd and 4.th generation.
The Russian planes of Anschluss - they DID produce even medailles for
soldiers! En- und exclaves and many many more...
In fact the author has noticed only the moment of arising and collapsing of the Wall.
Robert Ciechanowski - Friday, December 10, 1999
I was station at the Berlin Meddac from 86 to 89. Wow! what
a good time!... were are all my old Buds? Nate,"Chief",Ken, Brain & Julie
SSG, Sumpter? To my roomie Fred keep spreading the good word
I would love to hear form ya or anyone else that serve there.
Ron Clemons - Friday, December 3, 1999
I have a question in reference to the "Check point charlie"
area. Was there a motorcycle style vehicle with a side car that use to
sneak people and / or supplies from West Germany to East Germany ???
What type of vehicle was it exactly, did it have a special name and
where is that vehicle now?
I would appreciate any help in answering these questions.
Alice Luckhardt - Thursday, December 2, 1999
I remember when I arrived in Germany March 1963, was on a
ship for eight (8)
days for New York. After being processed for our new duty I was told I be
riding the Duty train from Helmstet to Berlin at night. We were all told not
to look out the windows whie traveling through East Germany. I'm telling you
we were all scared. That was one of the many experiences I'll never forget.
I was very fortunate to be assigned to the 279th Station Hospital. I was in
Berlin March 1963 to August 1964, it's has been over 35 years since I
departed that wonderful city, I have many fond memories. As a matter of fact
a reunion for the 279th Station Hospital was held in Bath, Maine in August of
99, fifteen former members attended. Berlin was by far the best military
duty I've had thou-out my career.
The German people treated us well, will always cherish their friendships. I
have traveled to Germany twice since 1964, in 1990 and 1998. We are hoping
to have one of reunions in Berlin in the near future.
I was fortunate to see JF Kennedy and his brother Robert when they visited
Berlin I used to take many tours into East-Berlin on the weekends. East and
West Berlin were like night and day, people in the East side always look sad
and bitter. You couldn't blame them, their freedom wasn't there. I remember
walking along the Wall, seeing the West Berliners waving at their love ones
(separated families) on the other side of the Wall(East Berlin))., flowers,
crosses and markers where people had gotten killed while trying to escape to
the West side. Seeing all that was tough for me, many times I even got
I must close for now, just one suggestion, visit Berlin , it's one GREAT
Leroy Atencio - Wednesday, December 1, 1999
This site has been a great help to me. I have been set a
project, by my school, on the Berlin wall and your information is really useful. There was
one thing I really did need that was not in your site - where's the fucking map of where
the wall was through Germany!
Helen Williams - Tuesday, November 30,
Trying to locate information on Andrews Barracks and who it
was named in honor of. Can you help? My website is www.namlore.com memorializing all
locations named for fallen US servicemen worldwide. Thank You
Ray Bows, M/Sgt US Army (ret.) - Sunday,
November 21, 1999
Have enjoyed this Guestbook. I was stationed in Berlin
1945-1946. First, with the 309th Inf Rgt. 78th Inf Div and later with the 3rd Inf (Old
Guard). There are many fond memories of this duty and the City of Berlin. Your buestbook
pages are just great. Thanks
George W Bowers - Thursday, November 18, 1999
Who Can I find out the American allies that were stationed
in Berlin during
the 1947-50 I am trying to find a man by the name of Barrette, who was
forced to leave the American army because he was under age. His home at
the time on record was Arizona.
Jen.Vanaernam - Tuesday, November 16,
I was stationed in Berlin from December 1991 to September
1994, I was there
when they kicked us out of the barracks and locked the gate to McNair, what a
sad day indeed (July 10, 1994)
I was in HHC 6/502D Scout Platoon, we deployed to Macedonia in June 1993 to
January 1994, we gave all are vehicles to the UN, upon returning to Berlin, I
was reassigned to Clay Compound to work at the Emergency Operations Center, I
moved into Andrews Barracks and lived there until May 1994, ( May 10, 1994)
when they kicked us out and told us we would be living on the economy, and
get paid for it too!!
I worked at Clay until closure in August 1994, we ceased operations and
turned the place over to the American Consulate (I got to see what was hidden
under the big rug in the entrance to Clay HQ, A big eagle crutching a giant
swastika and lightning bolts) quite a sight.
I left Berlin on 9 September 1994, a sad day in my personal military history.
On 19 October, they had a joint service parade at the Soviet War Memorial in
E. Berlin, Unfortunately, I didn't get to participate.
Treglazoff - Tuesday, November 16, 1999
In 1976 I was stationed at Ramstein Air Base near
summer I took the train though the East German border crossing at Helmstet
because I wanted to see Berlin. My father had been stationed there in the
late 1940's and was an engineer who had assisted in the rebuilding of many
bridges across all the occupation zones. I was able to go across into East
Berlin through Checkpoint Charlie and what I recall was that the color of
communism wasn't red.. it was grey. You could see the difference between
the two parts of the city. the bright lights of West Berlin. and the
feeble streetlights of the east at night... you could see the difference
in the faces of the people of the east and the west. I was really glad to
be able to come back into West Berlin after seeing the faces of those who
lived in the east. Living in Kaiserslautern.. you didn't really understand
the meaning of why we were stationed there unless you visited the DDR and
Many years later.. in 1991 I was stationed in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf
War. After the war ended I had some leave time that I wanted to take in
Germany. It was the first I had been to Germany since 1979. I rented a
car in Frankfurt am Main and drove east to the Polish border through the
former DDR... stopping in Berlin. I drove though the Brandenburg Gate and
was amazed how much everything had changed.
These days I am retired from the Air Force and live in Atlanta. It seems
hard to believe that it's been a decade since the wall came down and the
Cold War ended. A lot has changed since 1979 .. 1989 .. 1999.. it's been
20 years since I was there. but as much as the unification of Germany has
caused some ecoomic hardships to many people... the future of Germany is a
bright one.. one of Freedom and not one of fear. One of hope ... not of
dispair... not of division but of unity...
Regards and happy anniversary
Brent W. Moll, Atlanta GA - Sunday, November 14, 1999
I received orders to go to Berlin in 1976. When I got them, I was elated.
It was a dream of mine to go to Berlin someday and visit Checkpoint
Charlie. When those orders were cancelled a month or so later, I was very
depressed. Then, in October 1977, I joined a group of 16th Air Force
newspaper editors for a conference in Berlin. I spent a week at the
conference and an extra week in Berlin. Those two weeks are some of my
finest memories of my military career.
Thanks for the views of what memories look like today.
Today, I am working on a webpage to include on my homepage. It will be
based on my visit mid-70s visit to Berlin. It will be several months
before I get the site up, and still haven't decided where I will put it.
But I will have a link to it on my homepage if I decide to place it
elsewhere. If anyone is interested in visiting my homepage, it is at
Friday, November 12, 1999
i served in berlin from 86-90 287th mp co---assingned to
us mission security. i worked in the berlin air safety center, the
berlin document center, and the berlin air safety center (where i
lived). i'm working on my ph.d. now and plan on a long
career as a professor...(its great work if you can get it!!!)
this site was a nice walk down memory lane for me, thanks.
dave glass - Wednesday, November 10, 1999
viele gruesse zum feiertag 10 jahre mauer fall
aus las vegas nevada
November 10, 1999
Very great excellent website !
I visited this site today, 9th Novembre 1999, in the day of
the 10th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I visited Berlin in last time August
1995. I'am a Berlin-fan. Please, I'am looking about Berlin Wall pieces and old Berlin Wall
photos. Please contact me.
Francesco Allievi, Switzerland, Tuesday,
November 9, 1999
I really enjoyed your website. It brought back a lot
of fond memories of Berlin. My husband and I would like to contact old friends
assigned to HHC, Berlin BDE. We were stationed there from 1986-1989. My
husband was there longer then I was. We also had a handful of friends in the Signal
Battalion MP company and some in the 502nd. Our quarters were located on Flanagan
Str behind the McDonalds. We would also like to hear from our neighbors as well.
Our e-mail address is [mail]
Frank and Vicky Muller, Lakewood, WA - Sunday, November 7, 1999
I am a student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, USA. I
site in search of information on the 10th anniversary of the fall of the
Berlin Wall for a presentation in my German class. I found lots of
useful information here, and I congratulate you on an excellent website!
Jason Karatsoridis - Tuesday, November 2,
This is a great site!! I'm doing a Berlin wall
project for my German class as its the 10th anniversary of the wall coming down tomorrow.
Sophie Egden (NZ) - Sunday, October 31, 1999
As mentioned before, a great site, very helpful for me for,
for example, finding the last remains of the Wall.
Keep the good work up!
Rob W. Verhaagen - Friday, October 29, 1999
I served in Bravo 3-6 from Jan 73 to July 74. We were at
Reading about the curry stand, the Starlite and other places there brought
back a lot of memories I haven't thought about in years. If anyone out there
was at McNair during that time period, they have got to remember my buddy,
Hal Nickerson. He was a short dumpy fellow who drank lots and lots of
beer.Any of you Brigaders feel free to drop a message.
Danny McDaniel - Tuesday, October 26, 1999
I have also a website of the Berlin Wall, where I show about 80 pictures
I took while studying in Berlin 1986-88.
It will soon be 10 year after the Wall came down. Please visit
Takahisa Matsuura (Japan) - Munday, October
I was stationed in West Germany in the Womens Royal
Air Force, 1981-83 and 1987-91. I visited Berlin 3 times, twice when the wall was up, and
my last visit was March 1990. It was a sight that i will never forget. I feel honoured to
have visited this marvoullous city, and hopefully next year i will be going back for a
long visit to see how things have changed, i want to be able to visit most of the East,
parts that i was never fortunate to visit before. I hope Berlins future will be good and
Tanja - Sunday, October 24, 1999
Although I served in both the RVN and ROK, my assignment at
Berlin from 1975 - 1979 was the highlight of my military service. Berlin was
definitely one of the greatest cities, among many, that I ever visited.
Your page is excellent! Keep up the good work!
SSG Johnne L. Ables, USASA FSB Alumni - Saturday,
October 23, 1999
I was stationed at Andrews barracks between May 1980 and
After being re classed from the 287th MP Co., I made a lot of great friends
with many guys in the 42nd (?) Engineer Co: Tim O'Leary, Jake Baker, David
McGuffin, Kevin Hatfield, among others. Great times at the Home Bar,
Nashville, Speak Easy, (What was the name of the EM club
upstairs...Friendship Lounge? Rock-n-Roll night at the club. Does any of
this ring a bell. Drop a line and exchange memories. Anyone remember
Cambria Pendleton or Nancy Sparrow....Jeff Cutshaw, are you out there??
Mark - Friday, October 22, 1999
I was statione in the 3rd BG 6th INF that later became the
3rd BN 6th INF in
McNair Kasern where the strassebahn made its turn around. From the time I
arrive to the night I left at the Bahnhof it was great and that was a tearful
farewell when we pulled out of the Bahnhof.
I was there when the wall went up, there for the October confrontation at
CheckPoint Charlie in the lead M-59 APC, and I remember the 2G-2 patrols
into the East and some of the "situations" we found ourselves in from time to
time. A most memorable time was Christmas 1961 at CP Charlie when the
Berliners brought us Weinbrand and coffe to warm us up in the brutal wind.
AND NUMEROUS BOTTLES OF "BRANDY". The best people ever were there and they
made us feel proud!
Can we ever forget the "times on the FOUR RING"?
Would like to hear from others that can remember those wonder years of Hahnel
Eck, KBS and other cultural locations.
Columbia, SC - Friday, October 15, 1999
It was a pleasant surprise to find so much information on
your web page!
My family name is Brandenburg, and I am told that one of my ancestors
helped to design the Gates. Don't know if this is true or not, but it
sure would be neat if it were! Thanks so much for the site.(P.S. Anyone
know anything about the Brandenburg family history?)
Philip D Eaton - Tuesday, October
I was stationed in Berlin from 1984-1988 with the 1946
Squadron, Tempelhof Central Airport. I was an air traffic controller and
worked in the Berlin Air Route Traffic Control Center and was the Chief of
the Control Tower at Tempelhof. I was the best assignment in my 20 year
career. My son was born in Berlin. I always said if you want to understand
why we need a strong military and what the freedoms we have mean to us, just
come to Berlin. Thanks for a great site.
Peter M. Dowds Jr., SMSgt, USAF, Ret - Friday, October 8, 1999
Just surfed across your site, Sure brought back a Lot of
good).You see I was the first Sgt. of the first Artillery Battery that was
sent to Berlin in 61 when the wall was first started, Being stationed in
Baumholder, receiving an alert and packing up the troops and making that trip
with the 18th Inf was quite a Logistical trip to say the least. I can proudly
say that that time in History I had the best Battery of Artillery men that
has ever been assigned to one unit. I am honored to have been a part of that
group of men, Thay could do ANY thing that thay were assigned to do, and do
it well. I really enjoyed that stay in Berlin . Had a wonderful time with my
men as well as the Berliners, thay were gracious host. Would like to hear
from any of my men that went to Berlin with me in 1961. Retired CSM John L.
sgmjls - Thursday,
October 7, 1999
i was stationed in berlin from 1/91-5/92, hhc 6/40 armor,
berlin brigade. i
had a lot of good times, i had a lot of bad times, i miss them all. where are
all my old friends? bill, bob, andy, knapper, or anyone else from 6/40?
E-MAIL ME NOW! - Sunday,
October 3, 1999
October 2, 1999
. Was in Berlin September 10th (1999)
McNair Barracks where I was assigned in 1955-56 (6th Infantry Regiment,
Company D, 2nd Battalion I think). The property belongs to the German
government and is guarded by a private firm which, I have been told,
employs former East German police officers. Ordinarily they won't let
you onto the compound, however thanks to a former Berlin veteran, Elliot
Burke: email: (elliot), I
received the name
and telephone # of Roger Dutt a Canadian civilian who was employed by
our government in Berlin for over 20 years before retiring. Roger lives
in Berlin and runs a small museum at McNair located next to what was the
enlisted men's club. The museum is dedicated to preserving artifacts
pertaining to McNair and our army's involvement there as well as that of
Roger was most gracious, met us at the gate and gave my wife and I a
guided tour of the compound. The buildings are vacant (he said the Army
closed up operations in 1993). The rear portion of the property (the
track area etc.) has been sold off for housing development.
get into my former building but being there certainly brought back a
flood of memories. As I looked into the windows and through the doors
all I had to do was close my eyes to see the faces of the people I
served with and even hear their voices ... it was almost like the
Twilight Zone. He took us through the chapel and the kitchen of what was
the EM club. The chapel is beginning to show severe signs of neglect:
ceiling tiles falling off, commercial grade carpeting covered with dirt
and dust. He said there was no money and the Bonn government, who owns
the property and buildings doesn't know what to do with it so it is
handling the problem by doing nothing. Sounds like our government.
Roger is a fine fellow and quite sincere in his efforts. He makes no
money from his museum. HE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY TYPE OF MEMORABILIA YOU
COULD SEND HIM FOR HIS MUSEUM: POSTERS, PATCHES, PHOTOGRAPHS, PINS ETC.
ETC. AS HE IS TRYING TO ATTRACT LOCAL ATTENTION AND HOPEFULLY OBTAIN
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT (AND KEEP MCNAIR ALIVE). I
told him I would relay his request via THE GUESTBOOK when I returned
home. Suggested that he acquire an email address but apparently funds
Roger gave me two business cards. The first: (I believe, is his home):
R. Dutt, Archivar, Hildburghauser Str. 29, 12279 Berlin
phone: 0 30-7 21 71 49
Initiativkreis, Mc Nair Barracks, Bldg. 1001L, Goerzallee 190-234, 14167 Berlin
Phone + fax 0 30-84 72 72 00
Feel free to contact me.
Mike Nielsen, Northridge, CA - Sunday,
October 3, 1999
I just ran onto your Guest Book. I was stationed in Berlin
from 2/56 to
9/58 in the 6th Inf. Regt. at Mcnair Barracks. Hq Co.: I & R Plt.(Honor
Guard and Drill Team), Berlin is a great city and I have been back twice
on vacation. I would like to hear from someone that I was stationed with
at that time.
If anyone knew the where abouts of Gary Yates, who was stationed in
Berlin at the same time that I was there. He married a Germany girl:
Rosie and they had a son named David while they were in Berlin.
David Sealock, Circleville, Ohio -
Saturday, October 2, 1999
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- Monday, September 27, 1999
I WAS STATIONED IN BERLIN 1960-63 MCNAIR BARRACKS COMPANY E
3ED BATTLE GROUP
6TH INF.THATS BEFORE THE WALL [DURING CONSTRUCTION] AND WHILE IT WAS THERE.
I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF THE CITY ITS PEOPLE AND NIGHT LIFE. KBS, GREEN
/LAT. AND PLAYBOY CLUB ARE JUST A FEW OF THE PLACES WE DID FREQUENT. BEFORE
THE WALL WENT UP THE CIRCUS BAR WAS SOMETHING IT HAD CIRCUS RING AND CIRCUS
ACTS.NEVER SAW ANYTHING LIKE IT SINCE. WENT INTO ARMY AS AN E-1 THREE
YRS.LATER [BECAUSE OF THE NIGHT LIFE] AND A BUNCH OF ART. 15`S CAME OUT AS AN
E-2. GREAT MEMORIES........
DENIS B. MC LAUGHLIN - Wednesday, September 15, 1999
I was stationed with Company C 3rd Battalion 6th U.S.
1968-1970. Guarded Rudolf Hess Dec68 and Dec 69. When I first arrived
there were only a few people left in the Co. all the rest were sent to
Viet-Nam. Not long after the company got back up to strength we went on
alert. A seventeen year old boy had been shot while trying to escape
from East Berlin all night long he was crying out for help on the other
side of the wall and in the morning after he died they dragged his body
I was always struck by the so called human effort that was put into the
new wall when it was under construction. Cylinders would replace the
broken glass on top of the wall to let the people trying to escape the
east roll back unharmed without shredded hands.
Sorry I missed the opportunity to help tear down the wall - I would have
brought my own sledge hammer.
Paul Greland - Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Was stationed in Berlin from February, 1957 to August,
1959. Done a
short stint 6 months with G. Co. 6th infantry(2nd. BN)Mc Nair Barracks
Ring Strasse. Went to Andrews Barracks with 287th M.P. Co. for the
rest of my tour. Patrolled down town Berlin, and the check points
including check point Charlie. Remembering the White Horse, Lulu's,
K.B.S., Manhatten, Green Lantern, etc. Was the days of the M.P. Horse
Platoon, and Water Patrol. Returned in 1985, for 3 weeks and a visit
to the Berlin Wall.(Sure has changed since the 50s) Have a 39 year old
son who lives in Berlin at persent, who visits me often. Will attend
Berlin Veterans' Association Reunion in Tucson, Az September 26th-29th.
Welcome all communications.
Gerry L. Galer, Kent, Washington - Tuesday,
September 14, 1999
I am a student at Melbourne University, studying
German. I am currently
making a web page as part of my assessment, and am interested in any
stories, photos, websites or useful information in general. (or if some
one just wants a email pen friend!!)
Katie Lancashire - Monday,
September 13, 1999
I WAS STATIONED IN BERLIN IN 1957-58 WITH THE MEDICAL
COMPANY AT MCNAIR BARRACKS IN LICHTENFELS .THE TROLLEY LINE RAN RIGHT OUTSIDE THE
COMPOUND. OUR WINDOWS FACED THAT STREET.
BERLIN WAS GREAT DUTY WITH A GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS.
SURE WISH I COULD CONTACT SOME OF THOSE GUYS FROM THOSE DAYS.
BOB DITTMEIER - Monday, September 06, 1999
Was stationed in Berlin 73 - 76. WHAT A CITY!
The currywurst mit pomfries und ein bier.
Would like to contact a few friends that were made there. Lenny(from PA)
and Angie Harrett, Andy Fund (from NY), (Len and Andy were cooks at Co F
40th Armor) Mike Tripp (from TX), (Armor).
Also, was stationed at Ft Meade and would like to contact Steve Mikesell
(from CA). Steve was dating a girl named Kim (from Pittsburgh, PA)
Ron , Curwensville, PA - Wednesday, September
i was stationed in berlin from oct 69 to oct 70 with the
287th mp company !
would love to hear from anyone that might have been there on any duty station
during that time frame ! made many friends in that assignment . what a
wonderful thing when the wall came down.
my name is bill hayes from oklahoma !! [mail] holler at me please ! thanks for the use of your site and i enjoyed reading all the posts
Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Arrived in Berlin 4 July 1965 and Assigned to the 2nd Bn
I served there for 21/2 years,and requested a Eourpean Discharge. All
totaled spent 12 years in that Great City. Well! It was a wonderful
experience and I wouldn't change some of the times for anything. I made
some wonderful friends there, and hope this web page will reunite me
with some of them. My name is Ed Whitley and I worked for the Exchange
system. I also was a member of the BAAA an automobile club composed of
German and American members we raced at Parks Range. My time in Berlin
were some of the most endearing times of my life. The web page is an
absolute Great place to visit and hope the other members of that
wonderful community get the chance to enjoy it.
Ed & Evelyn Whitley -
Monday, August 30, 1999
I WAS STATIONED IN BERLIN BTRY. C-94 ARTY. 80-83 I
LIVED DOWN THE STRASE FROM CHECKPOINT CHARLIE WE USED TO PARTY AT THE YESTERDAY IN THE
MERCEDES BENZ BUILDING ALL I HAVE IS VERY FOND MEMORIES OF THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS
ANYONE IN THE BATTERY PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME,THANKS
ANTHONY C. BRADFORD SR
warren, michigan, USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999
Nice webside, hope that many people can learn a lot of
one of the world´s greatest cities. Come here and check the nightlife!!!
Christian Wohlrabe, Berlin, Germany - Wednesday,
August 18, 1999
Stationed at McNair 1971-1972. C-4-18 11B40. Would like
to return someday. Does anyone remember the White Horse night club during that time
period? Frank's Pig Pen? Great citizens there. Great tour. Beautiful city. I enjoyed
mingling with the British soldiers and pulling guard duty with them. I have the utmost
respect for their veterans, even though we had an occassional night club (pub) skirmish.
Great job guys
Dennis Detweiler, Solon, Iowa, USA - Wednesday,
August 18, 1999
Your website seems like it has a lot of useful
information...that is, IF I COULD READ IT. The backround graphics completely obscure the
brian frank, new smyrna beach, fl, USA - Monday, August 16, 1999
I was part of the 78th USA ASA SOU at Andrews Barracks
from 1964 thru Dec 1965. Played on the softball and football teams during that period. I'm
looking for some of my old friends. Let me hear from you.
L. Lynn Belitz, Plano, Texas, USA - Monday, August
i ll like to meet 1 of the guests of this page. who
could send me more info bout berliner mauer(berlin wall)?
edwin, san jose, costarica crc - Sunday,
August 15, 1999
I am really intereseted in the German history and would
like see a map of how Germany was divided before the wall came down. Please let me know if
there is a map online somewhere. Also, what was the name of Hitler's office building? How
come I cant find much on that building? Thanks
tk, orlando, florida, USA - Saturday, August 14, 1999
I really like your site,being a passionate Berlin-fan.
I know the city pretty well since I first visited the two cities in 1985. This is the most
dramatic city in the world,if you like history (not only of the former wall),if you like
the very special spirit of the people and if you like to see things change! BERLIN,ICH
Jo Ubags, Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands - Friday,
August 13, 1999
I enjoyed my visit to your website. I was in Berlin in
1990 and again in 1993, both times mesmerized by the wall and events around it, went to
learn as much about it as I could, particularly the effects it had on people, more than
the concrete wall itself. I am shocked to not find pics here of people escaping across the
wall or being killed. Or stories of how people escaped and stories of people who were
reunited with loved ones after escaping. Can you please tell me why this topic is avoided
in your website? I did enjoy the photos very much, especially the before and after photos
of the same site, but I'd like to see more photos of people. Thanks!
Joe, Chicago, IL, USA - Friday, August 13, 1999
Berlin is one of my favorite cities! As a student
studying German at the Philipps University in Marburg, West Germany in 1976-77, the Bundes
Regierung made it possible for foreign students to experience the division between East
and West first hand with a week long visit to Berlin. It is an experience I shall never
forget. I remember in high school German classes discussing the "Deutsche Frage"
and we would NEVER have believed that the wall could possibly come down. After seeing it
first hand, I remained firm in this conviction. When the wall fell, I wept. An absolute
miracle in my opinion. Although many I have discussed this with feel that there should be
no remembrance of the wall at all, I would encourage any museum that would educate younger
generations about this monstrosity, and may it be more than just a "commercial"
venture to encourage tourism. I have been to Berlin 4 times total, twice before and twice
after the fall of the wall. Everytime is an absolutely fascinating experience. I would
highly recommend going to the Haus am Checkpoint Charlie Museum (allow several hours
minimum) if you get to Berlin. Wie die Deutschen sagen, "Berlin ist bestimmt eine
Craig A. Benner, Ephrata, PA, USA - Thursday,
August 12, 1999
I have been looking for this page for a long time,it
has really made my day. I was station in Berlin at McNair from 1961 until 1964. This was
the best years of my life.I married a Germany Girl and we are still togather after 36
years. I would like vrry much to hear from anyone that was in Hq HQ Co 3rd Battalion.I was
a Mechinic in the Motor Pool so i worked on a lot of vehicle's.W/O Breeden was Motor
Officer when i left in Jan. 1964.I like a lot of the Soldiers that served durning this
time are getting old.
Harry (BO) Gray, Thomasville, Al, USA - Sunday,
August 08, 1999
CHARLIE COMPANY 5/502D HHC 5/502 1985 - 1988 GREAT TOUR
AND GREAT SOLDIERS ESPECIALLY, ROBERT HORTON, MIKE LINNINGTON, FRANZ BURNIER, KEVIN LYNCH,
JEFF COUCH, RICK HEATON AND MANY MORE CONDORS!
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA - Friday, August 06, 1999
Talk about results. Within hours I had received a
number of email responces to my query re McNair Barracks (I also emailed a number of
people who had entries in this guestbook). There were even two aerial pictures of McNair.
All I need now is the name of the street(s)to give a cabdriver. Thanks to everyone (will
send individual thanks to each). There were lots of "ugly" places the army could
have sent me: Berlin, in 1955, was absolute heaven for an infantry private.
Mike Nielsen, Northridge, CA, USA - Friday,
August 06, 1999
Was stationed with Company D, 6th Inf. Reg. in Berlin,
1955-56 (before the Wall). I believe it was McNair Barracks. Those days you followed Coca
Cola signs. If you went a few blocks without seeing one you had better turn around 'cause
you might be in the Russian SECTOR or worse yet, the Russian ZONE. If you strayed into the
ZONE you were arrested on sight and it took several months to be returned. Of course you
would then be court marshaled (for stupidity I imagine). Still remember the Russian burp
gun holes in the buildings, you could follow their path to windows and doorways. Will be
visiting Berlin in September (1999) and would like to see my old quarters (McNair
Barracks) if it still exists, however, it's been quite a while and I frankly don't
remember where in Berlin it was (those days I was more interested in beer and the lovely
frauleins than local geography). Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Mike Nielsen, Northridge, CA, USA - Thursday,
August 05, 1999
It is great to see that so many of us were deeply
touched by our stay in Berlin. Durring a period from July '87 --Jan. '90,I was assigned to
3rd Platoon, Alpha company, 6th/502 and latter chosen for attachment to the Brigade Drill
Team and finally came back to A/6/502 into 1st Platoon. I returned as a civilian two
months later and stayed for about 6 months. A special thanks to Dieter, Chrystal, Stephon
and Christiane Bear for making me feel like part of their family for 2-1/2 years. I miss
them, Kessenger, Schutte, Perkins, Saylor, Duboise, Carpenter, and many others.... I would
sure like to hear from some of these great people. Does anybody out there have video tape
of training at Doughboy, Ruleben or Hammelberg? If so, please contact me. I would love to
have a copy.
Jim Yowaish, Grand Rapids, Mi., USA - Wednesday,
August 04, 1999
I was staioned in Berlin from July 1988 until July
1990. I was in the 287th MP Co. I was the last NCOIC at Allied Check Point Charlie. I
patroled East Berlin as well. It was a alsome part of my life, I looked through a hole in
the wall when I arrive in Berlin, and walked through the same place 2 years later, after
the fall. Anyone else from the 287th please write.
Loran J. Walsh, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA - Sunday,
August 01, 1999
i was in 2\6 inf a CO 1975 to 1978 is there any body in
tom shea, boston, mass, USA - Wednesday, July 28, 1999
I spent two years in Berlin from 90 - 92 minus a short
stay in the Gulf. These were the best times of my life. Thanks for the site.
Thomas Tucker (A 6/502), Oklahoma City, OK, USA -
Sunday, July 25, 1999
I was with Bravo Company(sucked) and sniper platoon,
CSC(great) 6/502 INF from 6/87-2/90. I was wondering if anyone knows what happened to SSG
Kevin A. Brown (the reason Bravo sucked) I hope he rotted in the retraining camp at
Leavenworth. Four years wasn't enough for that bastard. Maybe he is dead, I hope so. Other
than having to deal with this piece of shit, I loved Berlin and want to go back and see
how much it has changed. If there is anyone out there from Bravo or snipers let me know, I
would like to get together again. Great site, thanks
Curt R. Schaiberger, West Branch, MI, USA -
Friday, July 23, 1999
I was stationed in Berlin from Jan 1973 thru Feb 1976.
It is hard to get in touch with old friends. Most of my friends were drafted but it was
the best time of my life. I miss the Gator Farm.
Ray Westbrook, New Bern, NC, USA - Tuesday,
July 20, 1999
It is a very interesting site indeed . I was absolutly
rivetted while reading this .
Sean Kilroy, London, Essex, UK - Friday, July 16,
I WAS IN BERLIN FROM 77 - 80 IN C 3/6 INF AS AN 11C, 82
- 85 IN CSC 6/502 INF AS AN 11C, 87 - 90 IN CSC 6/502 INF AS AN 11C AND C 6/502 INFAS AN
11C. IN 90 I ETS TO THE NY GUARD 646TH MED. CO.(AMB)AS AN 91B, IN 96 I WENT TO THE 42 INF.
DIV AS AN 91B. AND I AM STILL IN THE 42INF DIV AS AN 91B, MSG., CHIEF MEDICAL NCO.
JIM HAGGERTY, NY, USA - Thursday, July 15, 1999
Excellent site - very interesting material. I spent
many wonderful years in Berlin between 1966 and 1985. Went back last year to the Airshow
at Schoenefeld - nice to see the changes.
Reading, Berkshire, UK - Thursday, July 15, 1999
Thanks for giving so much information about this
Jo Ubags, Goes, Zeeland, Netherlands - Thursday,
July 15, 1999
I didn't see too many references from soldiers
stationed in Berlin during the '70s'. I was with A/2/6 from 1971 to 1973. People that I
became so close with left here and vanished. I certainly would like to hear from some old
Eric Franzen, Weston, MO, USA - Tuesday,
July 13, 1999
Great job!!! It was great to read all (well most) of
the entries. Thanks for sending me the address Cooley! All of you who served in Berlin
against such unwinnable odds are heros in my book!!!!! Thanks for the powerful
contribution to our country's honor and greatness.
Warren Rose, Michigan, USA - Monday, July 05, 1999
I visited Berlin Two times. Both times were after 9.
November 1989. Berlin is, for me, one of the fantastic and interesting places on earth. I
realy enjoyed my stay, and I love Berlin. (East more than West). Furthermore I am very
interesting about thinks like the wall (mauerkunst) and The east German car the Trabant. I
am very interesting in stories and thinks from east Germany ten years ago. If you have
something special to tell, please send me a mail. Thank you Berlin, I hope to see you a
couple of thousand times more. Jarno, Eindhoven 26 Juni 1999
Eindhoven, Nederland - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 04:28:54 (EDT)
I was stationed in Berlin from April thru July of 1963.
I was there with Co-D 28th Infantry out of Fort Riley, Kansas. We were ay Andrews
Barracks. What an experience to have been there and saw President Kennedy.While at Andrews
I was detatched to a MP Co in which I was a gate guard there. Hope to hear from someone
from D Co out of Fort Riley who was in Berlin or anyone else who was there too.
Jackson, MI, USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 20:01:45 (EDT)
I was In the Berlin Brigade with Battery C 94rth Field
Artillery, at McNair Barracks from '78-82. I was truly saddened to learn of the
de-comissioning of the Brigade. I feel that I was one of the luckiest U.S service persons
ever to have been stationed in the "unique" City.I will always draw upon my
fondest memories fom the rich pool of them provided by my time in Berlin. The curry stand
at Oskar H Heime on Clayallee was the best in town and never ran out of Schultiess or
Beriner Kindl, no matter how hard we tried to empty their stocks.Anyone Who was in the
"Redlegs" from 78-82 please feel free to contact me.
St.Louis , Mo, USA - Sunday, June 13, 1999 at 16:34:33 (EDT)
Stationed in Berlin 90/93 HHC BBDE ADA stingermissile
platoon mcnair kassern . after my ets I flew back and stayed until 97 ,working
construction in the east.I have great memories of the wannsee,DJ,'S Kudorf ,speakeasy,the
volksfest by truman plaza , the studio, Nadine ,Anja,Heike,Heidi,Stefi. Anyway wen I Ieft
in 97 Andrews was being used for a Bundis archiv ,McNair was falling apart and Truman was
gone [they leveled it] the towers in Sunguar were used to house refugese .the rest of the
houseing area was givin to diplomats from Bonn.I could not help but feel sad when i walked
around the fence and saw how empty and quit McNair was.When I looked around threw the
fence you could still see an old Budweiser can laying on the grass, the last soldier at
McNair. SPC Bonenfant [RET]
Miami, FL., USA - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 06:21:46 (EDT)
Heiko! When are you going to put our photos on the
website? !! Hurry up !!! Lindsey, Hannah and Emily
Herts, England - Monday, June 07, 1999 at 14:28:37 (EDT)
I was stationed in Berlin from Nov. 1962 to Aug. 1964.
I served with the 78th USASA SOU stationed at Andrews Barracks and worked out at
Templehof. I miss curry wurst, Berliner Weisse mit juice, the Volksfest and the Bock Beer
Fests. Would like to hear from others who were with the 78th during this time period.
Severn, Maryland, USA - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 23:24:32 (EDT)
A reunion is going to held in Bath, Maine on Aug. 1999
for all former members of the 279th Station Hospital-Berlin from 1961-64. If interested
contact me. Even if you can't attend our reunion this year I'd like to hear from you.
Ogden, Utah, USA - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 22:56:51 (EDT)
I was stationed with the 6th INf from Nov 60 to July 25
62. I was a 111 with B Co. Then assigned to the Medic Platoon after the wall went up Fired
on the Berlin Rifle team commanded by Captain Cartes. Tried to save a little girl's life
after her leg had been shot off by a VOPO. Was the medic who climbed down a rope made out
of rifle slings by Sgt Toomey at the Zehllendorf S-Bahnoff the day we physically took it
from the Flatheads. Today I am helping CSM Rosenberg with the Berlin Veterans Assn. Oh
remember, the officer who did the interview and after action report on General Johnsons
staff. Lt. Norman Schwartzkoph.
Sierra Vista, AZ, USA - Thursday, May 20, 1999 at 20:05:26 (EDT)
I was doing research on the Berlin Wall for History
class. While I was surfing the Net, I found this site. It has been VERY very Helpful. Keep
up the web site.
nashua, NH, USA - Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 13:38:00 (EDT)
I was working on a research paper on Berlin and the
Wall for school and I decided to do a little net surfing to see what I came up with. This
site was a great find. I enjoyed looking back into the history that changed so many lives.
USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 20:22:29 (EDT)
THIS SITE WAS VERY USEFUL TO ME. THANK YOU! IT WAS
INTERSESTING THAT I COULD ACTUALLY PUT MY GERMAN SKILLS TO THE TEST AT THIS SITE! I USED
THIS SITE FOR MY GERMAN PROJECTAND I FIND THAT TO BE IRONIC. ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU VERY
NORTHGLENN, COLORADO, USA - Monday, May 10, 1999 at 19:28:40 (EDT)
Hi, I´m an exchange student from Sweden now living in
Spain. My history teacher told us we had to do a big job about something that happend
after 1945, and i chose to write about The Berlin Wall, and I´m happy i chose that after
finding this site.. Many thanks Jeanette
Spain/Sweden - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 08:40:46 (EDT)
I came, I saw, I was captured! (Sorry Julie Babe). Had
goo times and bad, have seen the changes and the comment that one can never go home again
is true. Berlin had changed and is changing. Arrived Jan.'58 Medical Company/6th Inf and
went through the change to Battle Groups, left in june of '60. Returned after a 'bad trip'
Karlsruhe, 1962, HHC/3/6 Med Plt and went on to become one of the Senior Aidmen for B/3/6.
Had fun, shot small bore pistol team one year and HHC/3/6 'cleaned house' Brigadewise, it
was fun. The flares and shots, as seen and heard from our bay windows (Goertz Allee) were
not. Watching the workers' children being held under guard while the workers worked on the
barbed wire fence (Lichterfelde -Combat-in-Cities) was not fun. Fun was having the EGA (up
in the tower, watching with field glasses) go nuts watching an APC go weaving all over the
area! Little did he know that the Medic (me) who was driving, was chaseing a rabbit! That
was FUN!!! Drinking Berliner Weisse in the Gruenewald, along the Ku'damm or just anywhere
out doors on a hot day, THAT WAS FUN!!!!! Hohenfels, Wildflecken, and Graf NOT FUN,
Monastary across form Wildflecken HELL YES!!!!! Enough ranting and raving, drop a line
some time, swap some BS, 'real' stories etc. scott
Brownsville, TX, USA - Monday, May 03, 1999 at 02:37:12 (EDT)
Neede, Holland - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 18:27:03 (EDT)
I reckon this is one of the most informative sites I
have ever seen on the net. Well done!
Galway, Ireland - Sunday, May 02, 1999 at 12:35:33 (EDT)
ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BERLIN VETERANS'
ASSOCIATION CONTACT.LES ROSENBAUM 244 EAST HAMEL ROAD HUACHUCA CITY,AZ 85616.MEMBERSHIP
CARDS, CAP ORDER FORM, ANNUAL REUNIONS,NEWSLETTERS,ETC.ANYONE CAN JOIN THAT SERVED IN
BERLIN IN THE U.S. MILITARY.
ITHACA, MI, USA - Saturday, May 01, 1999 at 08:40:31 (EDT)
I'm happy that the Berlin wall is now a history..
TORUN, POLAND - Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 15:19:01 (EDT)
Brilliant. I'm currently studying German A Level and
have to prepare a 15 minute talk on "Die Wiedervereinigung". There's a lot of
useful information here. Thanks
England - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 12:28:45 (EDT)
The 287th MP Co was my first assignment in the Army,
from 82-84. As is often the case you do not appreciate a place until you leave. While
there I was fortunate to pull duty at Checkpoint's Charlie and Bravo as well as work the
Duty Train. I will be reassigned to Germany this summer and look forward to walking
through Brandenberg Gate. I'm sure it will be quite an experience. What a city!!!
MSG FRANK E. RAND
Fort Hood, TX, USA - Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 12:09:24 (EDT)
Great site really! Really good job thanx a lot!
Kentucky, USA - Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at 11:07:39 (EDT)
Praat je Nederlands? Dat hoop ik dan maar,want ik
spreek geen duits. Lompe internetsite van jou
Aalsmeer, USA - Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 05:55:40 (EDT)
I was Stationed In Berlin from Nov 57-Apr 60. I was
assigned to HHC,Hvy. Mort,Co & Mort.Btry. All 6th Inf Regt. McNair Barracks. Got there
as a Pfc, left as Sgt. Attended NCO school at Turner Barracks & lived At Ortler Weg
18, about half way between Turner & McNair, Loved the city and it's people. I was
stationed in Germany two more tours but never got back to Berlin. Sure would love to hear
from any others who were there at the same time.
Ken (TEX) Emerson
Forest City, NC, USA - Monday, April 19, 1999 at 01:07:12 (EDT)
a very helpful site. good information and great
findlay, ohio, USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 11:36:29 (EDT)
I was stationed at the 279th Station US Army Hospital
in Berlin, GE. 1963-64. A reunion will be held in Bath, ME 27-29 Aug., 1999. All former
members of the 279th are welcome to join us for this special occasion. You may contact me
by e-mail, phone (801-782-8987) or by letter. You may also contact Pete Liakopoulos 1162
High Street, Bath, ME 04530----phone 207-443-2193. We'd love to have you join us.
Leroy I. Atencio
Ogden, Utah, USA - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 21:52:28 (EDT)
I was stationed in Berlin from 1963-1964 at the 279th
Station Hospital. I have many fond memories of that great and interesting city. I was very
fortunate to be in Berlin when our President (John F. Kennedy) visited the city.I would
like to hear from former member of the 279th station Hospital. I'll never forget Berlin!!
Leroy I Atencio
Leroy I. Atencio
Ogden, Utah 84414, USA - Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 19:51:18 (EDT)
I'm a 21 year old Dutch student and at this moment
together with other students at the Univercity f Utrecht in Holland am working on an
exhibition about the wall, the fall of the wall and the consequenses. This has been a most
excellent site to visit. I menaged to find a lot of really usefull info. Thank you so
Utrecht, The Netherlands - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 14:25:45 (EDT)
i was stationed in berlin with the u.s.army sixth
infantry division from 1967-69 b-3-6.i was transfered to spandau prison guard to guard
hiter's deputy rudolph hess.while guarding hess. i got to make some small talk with him.
hess was in his 70's he was courteous and polite. he would look up at my guard tower and
say ''hello,how are you doing?nice day isn't it? i recall there never seemed to be any
remorse for what he did. he would sometimes walk like a general and sometimes he would
goose step with his back straight. i know hess's crimes could never be forgiven or
forgotten but as his guard i felt compassion for him.some people thought hess was insane,
and that has been written often,but as his guard i always thought he was as clever as a
fox. when i heard in later years that hess had killed himself.i thought to myself.he had
gone out in the nazi tradition of killing himself.
ithaca, michigan, USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 12:06:39 (EDT)
Excellent site, very very good.
Miami, Florida, USA - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 12:55:04 (EDT)
Your site, as a tribute to my beloved Berlin, the
Berlin in which I plied my trade in the intelligence operations business for many years,
is outstanding. Such warm memories of my years as an operative, from the years 1979 to the
present day, with much refocusing and change, brought about by the unfortunate and costly
destruction of the wall. My years of quaffing Berliner Weisse in smoky Berlin Cafes are
gone forever, my admiration for Heindrich Ziller's work shall forever be my link. They
rest heavily on my heart and mind, this was my life. It was I who brought about the fall
of this wall, this momento to the fragility of humankind, not the work of Pres. Reagan and
Bush, I did this. It was I who wore out my shoe leather on cold rainy nights conducting
personal meetings, providing countersurveillance, loading dead drops, and debriefing
sponsored travelers to the East. My God why did I do this so well? My ironic performance
and contribution to yield our current freedom? I think not! The Gauck files are smattered
with my methods, operation, tradecraft, but alas, my identity is still mine. I live on,
yes, refocused, still out in the Cold, my Tradecraft shall not be without use, in spite of
the fall of the Wall. Berlin...I love you, I will love you forever, never out of my heart,
you are here with my flower Birgit, she too gone but never forsaken. Peace
People!...Please, Operational Regards to all, and not in SW!...........................der
Vienna, Austria - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 12:37:28 (EDT)
I was stationed at McNair Barracks, 4th Bn, 6th Inf
from 1980 to 1983. I was the Reenlistment NCO for the Battalion and had won Reenlistment
NCO of the Year thanks to all the soldiers who reenlisted. Berlin is a beautiful city and
someday I would like to return and see it with the wall down -- no more Checkpoint
Charlie, no more gun towers, patrol boats and the like. As JFK had said "Ich Bin
Staff Sgt Ralph E Gregg Sr
Ocala, Florida, USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 17:58:46 (EDT)
I was stationed in Berlin from 4/87 through 8/93. I was
a scout in CSC (1st Squad) until 1990, and then became the Brigade CSM's driver until I
ETS'ed in 1993. I love Berlin and hope to return someday (ie..for good). Currently, I am
working on a master's degree in accounting at the University of Nebraska (Go Big Red!).
Great site! Strike!
Lincoln, Ne, USA - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 00:18:25 (EDT)
Hallo aus England! We were in Berlin this week and on
Tuesday we saw the last pieces of the wall, which the government wish to destroy. You took
photos of us and said to visit the website, which we have done! Please keep us informed of
the campaign and let us know if our photos go on the website. The website is excellent,
really informative and the opening page is really impressive and eye-catching. Please send
us an e-mail soon, preferably in German so that we can have fun translating it! Bye
Lindsey, Hannah and Emily
Lindsey Conen, Hannah Curtis, Emily Foxcroft
Bishop's Stortford, Herts, UK - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 12:39:05 (EST)
This is a very good site. I am very good friends with
Mr. Francis Gary Powers Jr. I have a very large collection of East German
Military,civilian and other artifacts. As you Know Mr. Powers is trying to build a cold
war museum here in the U.S.A. in Washington D.C. All of my items will be donated to the
museum when it is built. We are looking for other people to help out with this project to
make this a reality for other people to see what life was on the other side of the Iron
curtain. Please do not hesitate to E-mail me. We need more people to help build this dream
Thank You for your time. Yours Truly SFC Gerald M. Wilkerson(SFC RET.) HHT 1st. 2nd. ACR
SFC Gerald M. Wilkerson(USA RET.)
Philadelphia, Pa., USA - Saturday, March 27, 1999 at 23:03:31 (EST)
I really like the berlin wall and I like to have an
appoinment with someone to talk about the berlin wall. Only dutch people,please. Tel.
Vlaardingen, Holland, the Netherlands - Friday, March 26, 1999 at 06:00:01 (EST)
i never really pay much attention in history but your
pictures about the wall made me pay attention
USA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 13:50:00 (EST)
We search the Berlin Wall at school with history. If
you have any information for me,send it to Remko van der Drift Geraniumstraat 34 3135XG
Holland Thank you and good luck.
Remko van der Drift
Vlaardingen, Holland, The Netherlands - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 05:59:17 (EST)
Stationed in Berlin, 1961-64, U.S. Army Medical
Specialist at U.S. Army Hospital on Unter DenEichen Strasse. I served on President
Kennedy's Staff as a medical assistant on June 26, 1993. I was 19 years old at the time. I
loved the city and the proud people. I learned a lot about life and its challenges by
observing and talking to the people of both East and West Belin. I made regular trips to
Spandau Prison when it was our turn to take of the "guard", to give physicals to
the prisoners. I remember Rudolph Hess as being a very tired, old man and wondered why he
should still be locked away by himself? As I age, I think more and more about the strength
of the people of Berlin and there resolve to hold on to what little freedom they had. I am
proud to have help just a little bit to be a defender of Berlin's Freedom
Parkersburg, WV, USA - Sunday, March 21, 1999 at 14:51:59 (EST)
I was in Aco 6/502 May 88 - June 90. I had spent 8
years total in the Army and must say Berlin was the best assignment ever (outside of
Vicenza, Italy of course). After all it was my first duty station as a punk private. Some
the best guys I ever met in my life I met there..Boyden, Kessinger, Ploziska, Yost,
Shutte, Carpenter, Irwin, and the jackassed HARRY JAMES!! The women??? Truley amazing!!!!
Man that was a fun 2 years and the wall coming down was the weirdest and most soul
stirring event ever. I have a picture of the day Kess, his wife, and I sprayed painted on
the wall, behind the Reichstag, the day it came down - "U.S.A. SAY....F**K THE
WALL"!! Memories of the Grunewald and Doughboy were okay in the summer but the winter
of 88 really sucked and what about that slug 500 at P.C.T. in Bad Toelz??? I still have
the black sweatshirt you get after graduating. Damn!! Even though being a grunt sucked it
was always cool in Berlin. After all I went to FT. Campbell afterward (3/502 101 abn) and
that REALLY SUCKED!! At least after doughboy you could always look forward to a kilkenny
at the Irish Pub downtown. I presently work as an on air radio geek at this alternative
station in Orlando and sometimes crazy stories from Berlin come up.......looking back just
the other day....I truley miss the times I had there!! Ich lieben Berlin!! Oh yeah -
WILDFLECKEN REEEAAAALLLLYYYY SUCKED!!!
Chris "TRIPP" Fennell
daytona/orlando, florida, USA - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 22:25:51 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin from 21 Nov 88, till 20 Dec
90. I was in the CSC 6th BN, 502 INF, McNair Barracks. Still in the Army. Sure do miss
Berlin. That was by far the best assignment I ever got. Standing on the wall at the
Brandenburg gate when the wall just fell, and the Allied forces Parade(s) were my best
memories. To all you Berlin Vets, we did one heck of a job. Thanks also to the Berliners
for being such great people.
Rome, NY, USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 01:25:04 (EST)
I was researching the fall of the Berlin Wall for a
history paper. This was the most helpful site I found outside of the Encylopedias.
Ft. Myers, FL, USA - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 17:27:08 (EST)
Was stationed in Berlin from May 1960 to Sep 1963, as
member pf the 11th MP Det (CI) at Andrew Barracks - was a fine assignment - enjoyed the
location and the people.
Joseph M. Keough, CW2, USA,RET
USA - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 11:57:28 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin from 15 MAR88 -15APR 94 with
the 168th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) . I loved the best duty assignment the
Army ever had. I have seen so much change in Berlin in the past 11 yrs. I knew a lot of
people so if anyone out there remembers me email me and we can catch up on old times.
Wherever you go and meet people that were assigned to Berlin, it's like being a member of
an elite group of individuals. I am proud that I was selected to be among 210,000 soldiers
over a 49 year period to serve in the Berlin Brigade. The US Army Berlin will live on in
our hearts forever. We did make a difference. WE won the Cold War. We set the standard.
Berlin Brigade Serving The Select 1945-1994 Gone But Not Forgotten Auf Wiedersehen Sie
Verlassen Den Amerikanischer Sektor
Joe S. Hearns Jr.
Heidelberg, , Baden-Wurtemburg, GERMANY - Sunday, March 14, 1999 at 07:46:24 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin 1962 to 1966 at Turner
Barracks, CoF 40th Armor. Willi Brandt was Mayor, saw President Kennedy when he was there,
just some real great momories. There was a Curry-Wurst stand by the Oskar Helene Heim
U-Bahn Station on Clay- Alle, best in town.
Cleveland, OH, USA - Saturday, March 13, 1999 at 20:57:52 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin at McNair Barracks 1963
through 1965. Many fond memories of the city and the people.
York, PA, USA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 20:10:21 (EST)
I was in Berlin 90-92 with A/6/40 Armor. I Miss it very
much and do hope to return someday. If there are any A co Vets out there, please feel to
drop me a line.
Flint, MI, USA - Tuesday, March 09, 1999 at 17:06:04 (EST)
My husband's family, being Bernauer, came from this
area. Any suggestions on locating ancestors of his? Enjoyed the page very much! Barbara
& Norman Bernauer
Kansas City, MO, USA - Sunday, March 07, 1999 at 16:49:21 (EST)
You're the greatest! I must tell you that 'cause I had
to make almost a book about Berlin and you just safed my neck! I really want to thank you
very, very much! A lot of love, Judith Hukema
Zuidlaren, The Netherlands - Wednesday, March 03, 1999 at 10:34:04 (EST)
I served in Charlie Company and HHC 5/502 Inf. from
1986 to 1989. I left before the wall came down and I have not had the chance to go back. I
enjoyed the historical sites in Berlin and visiting the parks. I have great memories of
training in the Grunewald and Doughboy City. I also did a lot of parades on 4th of July
Platz. I visited East Berlin constantly, trying to find a pair of East Germany Army
binoculars. Never could get them. To any Condors, I say Hi! Especially Mike Linnington,
Ron Blue, Harold Snead, Franz Burnier, Spock, and too many other good guys to name from
3rd Platoon and Charlie Mortars. We had a blast.
Danbury, CT, USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 14:09:03 (EST)
I was in Berlin from 1988 to 1991. I was in the 287th
MP. Co. I met my husband while I was there. He was in the Allied Staff Berlin. It was
great being able to be there both for the fall of the Berlin wall and for reunification.
Seattle, Wa., USA - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 05:45:53 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin 1961-1964 at 279th Station
Hospital-Medical Specialist. I grew up in this wonderful city. I served on President John
F. Kennedy's Staff while he visited in 1963, as Medical assistant. I will never forget the
wonderful people, their strong will and thier optomism. Love to hear from anyone there
during those restless times..I think of those times often.
Thomas A. Dent
Parkersburg, WV, USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 20:18:38 (EST)
Very useful webpage -- thanks! Could I make one
suggestion? You included the visit of JFK and his famous quote about being a Berliner, but
have left out what was at least an equally momentous event and quote, if not more so: On
June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan challenged the Soviet Unions leader in a
speech at the Berlin Walls Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin: "General Secretary
come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear
down this wall."
Stafford, VA, USA - Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 09:18:10 (EST)
This page helped me alot on my report, thanks!
Springfield, IL, USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 17:05:39 (EST)
I was just looking up facts for my research paper on
the Fall of the Berlin Wall for a 20th Century Europe Class thank for the Info!!!
Chattanooga, TN, USA - Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 01:31:08 (EST)
i was in germany this summer visiting friends and met
some people from east germany. i remenber watching on tv when the wall fell and i was only
8 so all i understood was that it was important. it's really nice to be able to look at
the web and be able to understand what happened. thanks for the information!
saskatoon, saskatchewan, canada - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 20:44:30 (EST)
Just getting some information for my Social Studies
report. Thanks, Brandon Corless
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA - Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 16:13:14 (EST)
We have an exchange student from East Berlin staying
with us for the school year (August 1998 - June 1999). She has been a lot of fun, but
misses the big city. Fortunately, she loves the outdoors and riding our horses. I've been
looking for good street maps of Berlin on-line for her senior project, but haven't had
much luck yet. Any suggestions?
Mount Vernon, Washington, USA - Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 00:36:32 (EST)
I served in CSC 5\502nd INF TOW PLT. 84-86. If you
served there at this time please feel free to contact me.
Minot, ND, USA - Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 03:25:53 (EST)
I served in the Berlin Brigade from June 1992 till
closing ceramonies in September 1994. I was in HHC 6/502D Scouts at McNair until our
return from Macedonia, and then I went to HHC USMCA to work at Clay compound until
deactivation. I really miss berlin, and I would very much like to be their when the clock
strikes 12 at the turn of the century.
Michael A. Treglazoff, SSG USA
Fort Kobbe, n/a, Panama - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 04:31:21 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin from 1975-78. Assigned to the
287th MP Co, Berlin Brigade. Have many fond memories of Checkpoint Charlie, Bravo and
patrol duties. Resided at Andrews, used to love the curry from the little stand just
outside the main gate. Hope to go back there someday.
Chicago, IL, USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 16:01:11 (EST)
Your web site help me in doing a school project.
Chicago, Il, USA - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 12:14:34 (EST)
Hi there! I REALLY enjoyed Berlin while I was there
visiting with my boyfriend:) I stayed 6 months and really wished I didn't have to go
home:( I think the people in the east are wonderful:)) It is an experience I wont ever
forget:) The life and culture in East Berlin fascinated me since I was a child, and I owe
the pleasure of visiting your lovely city and cultural experience to my boyfriend Frank:))
I had the opportunity to visit many landmarks with Frank, and we went to lots of parks,
and I really loved visiting the Wall Musuem:))) If anyone has any experiences they'd like
to share with me, please feel free to email me:))) I loved trying to speak German and
found it very nice that alot of Easterners spoke good English:)) Canadians are actually
extremely fascinated with the life and culture of East Berliners, and when you come to
Canada and share your experiences with Canadians you will see how many questions we
have:))) Thankyou for sharing your city, and all that fabulous culture with me during my
stay:) Thankyou also for the first love parade experience I had:) I REALLY enjoyed it and
look forward to going back there again this year:))) Kristina:))
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 20:35:26 (EST)
I was born in Berlin and lived there for 10 years of my
life. Unfortunately we left the year before the wall came down, so I'd love to go back
sometime and see what it is like. I am a History student and have therefore decided to do
my dissertation on the effect of the Berlin Wall on the city and its people, so if anyone
has any further information please contact me. Thanks. Great site.
Edinburgh, Scotland - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 11:43:34 (EST)
I was born in Berlin, and left not much after my birth.
My parents were in the military. I loved the page, and found it insteresting. I hope that
one day I will beable to go and see how it looks in person.
La Porte, Texas, USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 19:29:07 (EST)
This is a nice page. It is very well organized. I am
studeing the Wall in my U.S. History class. I just want to say. I don't think that
Natorious BIG is dead.
Fargo, ND, USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 11:45:17 (EST)
Hi, I am a so called "backpack berliner". Now
my backpack is located in California. I lived in Berlin for almost 20 years. I have
started my own Berlin page and I was in search of some good links, when I found yours.
Great site!!!!! My page is more from a personal view. I will put your link on mine. keep
up the good work. Echt prima gemacht...Tschuess Bea
California, USA - Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 00:23:05 (EST)
Hi! We are a group of 14 and 15 year olds that are
working on a project that involves the Berlin Wall. We would appreciate any personal
stories, comments or feelings on experiences of separation because of the Berlin Wall.
UXBRIDGE, MA, USA Odyssey of the Mind Team
Uxbridge, Mass, USA - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 11:42:02 (EST)
I have fond memories visting Berlin in 83 and again in
90 just after the wall came down. The contrast between Berlin in the summer of 90 to the
winter of 83 in the middle of the cold war couldn't be more stark. I got my chance to go
in 1990 as a result of winning a local radio competition. The prize was a trip to Berlin
to see the Wall concert performed by Roger Waters et al in Potzdamer Platz. To sit in the
middle of what was a large barren no mans land only 7 months earlier with 250,000 others
was an experience I will never forget. I do hope to visit again sometime in the future.
Melbourne, Vic, Australia - Saturday, February 06, 1999 at 02:40:08 (EST)
I was stationed in West Berlin from 87-90 with the
4-502d Inf. Would like to hear from some of the guys who were also there.
Hammond, LA, USA - Thursday, February 04, 1999 at 17:03:40 (EST)
Stationed in berlin 1983-1986. Was assigned to Clay HQ,
lived at Andrews barracks. Miss walking up and down the Ku'Damm and shopping in steglitz.
central nyack, new york, USA - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 15:41:23 (EST)
Served July 1953 through May 1956. Married a Berlinerin
March 1956 Still together 43 years later.Secind tour June 1960 through August 1962. Spent
many hours watching the wall being erected. My wife was there to see it come down.We will
again visit Berlin and our Relitives there in March & April 1999.
James V. Lyon
Crossville, Tennessee, USA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 19:36:36 (EST)
I was in Hildersheim Germany 1948-1949 running supplies
between Hanover to Berlin. Berliners were at that time very short of basics and the
blockade was only open for short periods. Anyone out there from 54 Coy R.A.S.C.
u.k. - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 15:11:49 (EST)
I was stationed in Augsburg from 1988-1990 and visited
Berlin severl times. I have pictures if you are interested to use them on this site. I was
in 7th Corps Artillery.
Millville, NJ, USA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 09:35:25 (EST)
I was stationed in Augsburg from 1988-1990 and visiited
Berlin severl times. I have picture if you are interested to use them on this site. I was
in 7th Corps Artillery.
Millville, NJ, USA - Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 09:34:54 (EST)
I was stationed in Berlin with Company F 40th Armor
from 1987-1990 my family and I enjoyed living in Berlin and enjoyed seeing history being
made when the wall came down I hope to return and visit Berlin someday.
Richard David Coleman
Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 20:03:40 (EST)
I was in Berlin in the summer of 1996 as an exchange
student. I loved it. I can't wait to go back..
USA - Friday, January 29, 1999 at 00:34:38 (EST)
My husband served in Berlin between 1985 -1988. We both
loved the place dearly. My first child was born there and I can't wait until I can take
her back to see the City. Sorry I ever left!! Any 14/20th Kings Hussars out there that wre
in Berlin during those years?
manchester, england - Monday, January 11, 1999 at 06:08:33 (EST)
Served in Berlin C company, 6th inf. 1957 through 1959,
and spent the best years of my life there. Met and married, and we still go back almost
every year. Many great times at Wagner Casino, A period in my life that provided me with
my most treasured memories
Burke and Ussery
colts Neck, New Jersey, USA - Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 16:29:11 (EST)
I served with Berlin Brigade 1969-1972.
Ann Arbor, Mich., USA - Thursday, January 07, 1999 at 13:27:36 (EST)