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The 195th Ordnance Detachment Headquarters

Gerszewski Barracks - Knielingen, Germany



Basically, the 195th was our Battalion's on site tech support team. Any problem the Batteries couldn’t handle, they could, and with skill and prompt response. And I have it upon excellent authority, that they liked coming to Charlie Battery because of the the good chow Sgt. Otto and his crew provided us.


The following text is from the 3rd Missile Battalion - 71st Artilley's 5 anniversery book created by Battalion to commerate the occasion. Just “Click Here” to view that publication. Also to view is a unit photo from that book, so Click Here to see that photo.

3rd Missile Battalion 71st Artillery 5th Anniversery


“The 195th Ordnance Detachment is attached to the 3rd Missile Battalion and provides support to its units. It is located near Knielingen, at the barracks which was the location of the 552nd AAA Gun Battalion prior to its re-designation as the 3rd Missile Battalion, 71st Artillery.

The units' forty-odd men are a familiar and welcome sight at all of the firing batteries, where they perform routine as well as more difficult maintenance tasks. The members of the unit are among the most extensively trained in the battalion and they work hard as well.

The detachment has a fine job-order completion record, having finished 432 job orders in October 1962, 517 in November, and 530, for a new record, in March 1963. The detachment

commander attributes the high totals to a new control system and to "plain good hard work".

The unit was also the first to attain one hundred percent participation in the savings program. The commanding officer is Captain Daniel S. Michola, who has commanded the unit since 28 October 1961. The operations sergeant is SFC Oliver W. Gilbert.

The detachment has a fine job-order completion record, having finished 432 job orders in October 1962, 517 in November, and 530, for a new record, in March 1963. The detachment commander attributes the high totals to a new control system and to "plain good hard work".

The unit was also the first to attain one hundred percent participation in the savings program. The commanding officer is Captain Daniel S. Michola, who has commanded the unit since 28 October 1961. The operations sergeant is SFC Oliver W. Gilbert.”

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