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Hi!, I was stationed at A/5/1 Herc battery Wackerheim from 1968-1971. I really liked Germany, and had a great time. I was in Herc from 1965-1974 till the sites were closed. I went into Chaparral (short range ADA) with the 25th Infantry Division. Boy what a wake up call, we had to run 3 miles every morning. Too much fun.

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Added: February 7, 2018
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I served with D Btry 3/84 from 2/70 until 2/73 and spent many weeks and months over those 3 years performing what we called CAS at Kleingartach. Our system was Pershing, which followed Redstone. This site is an amazing piece of history and it was great to see some of the towns around Kleingartach as well as the site itself. When we were using the site it was id pretty poor repair, The buildings you used for your missiles were used as sleeping quarters for the platoons that had missiles mated with warheads (2 per pad). Everything of value had been stripped away. We loved sending a truck into Stetten to pick up schnitzel sandwiches, potato salad and spaetzle. Thanks for the memories

Added: December 27, 2017
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Ahhh,Hardheim,...C-3-71st. We were all kids then, not a care or concern in the world. I was there from Aug.'77 to June '80. I was a cook, and I was a crazy S.O.B. My nic-name among my German friend's was "the Buzzard"
I had '11' Articule 15's typed up against me, 8 torn up by the C.O.'s at the time, Capt. Jeffery Knapp, then Capt. Larry Manning. Tough to get in to work for 05:30 when your out partying till 4 a.m. Went in a E-2, made it to Spec 4 came out a E-1 !!
Lots of beers down town, outside at the'fountain'. Gone now.
Guess what ? I'm headed back to Hardheim in late Sept. of 2018 !!!! First a stop at the Munich Oktober Fest (can't believe I didn't go when I was there) then 3 day's in Hardheim 40 years later ! I'll be thinking of all the guy's that trudged up that hill from downtown.
Some of the names I remember ; Hans 'Wiz' Wichmann- XO's clerk, Vic Bonini (deceased) tower rat, Ric Solai,Dennis Williams,..my roommate downtown. (Dennis, if I ever see you again I owe you a * * *-whoopin) Mike Bell-commo room, C.J. and Red,-motorpool Mike Monroe-IFC (he's coming with me on this trip, we've stayed in touch all these years-neat huh !)
I had it made, cook's had no room inspection's (why ?)Cook's didn't have to fall out every morning for formation. (why ?) Crazy times for me. We also took in the first females to be stationed there. Oh Steffie !
Anybody remember me ? ..contact me by my email I'll be glad to fill you in on everyone I've kept in touch with.


Added: December 17, 2017
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I was stationed in C Btry from 79 to 81. I say hello to all Cbtry soldiers especially to all the Tower Rats.

Added: December 17, 2017
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Was at Bravo Battery for three years. Was the best assignment of my 25 years in the Army. Retired June, 1993.

Added: December 3, 2017
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Served in Hardheim (C-3/71st ADA) from 77-80 as an MP (Tower Rat).Good memories from fellow MP's, Bert the armorer, missile guys, German Barracks, surrounding towns, and German culture in general. Bad memories from walking my post between Bravo and Charlie towers at 3am when the fog rolled in and standing guard during ORE's in freezing cold. Wouldn't trade it for the world. GREAT site!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added: December 2, 2017
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Hello everyone. I recognize a few names here. I was stationed in hardheim 81-83. MP tower rat. It was a great time over there. Had a little trouble adjusting to being in the middle of nowhere at first, but finally got to where I didn't want to leave. I got transferred to Augsburg in 83' for a year and then went home. Most memorable time of my life. I salute you all.

Added: November 25, 2017
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I served in C 3rd 71st ADA in Hardheim, for '76 to 77. We had a great bunch of MP's (Tower Rats) there and befriended everyone on the site. I see that a Capt Knapp is mentioned in Germany ADA several years later and probably is the same 1LT Knapp (XO) of our Battery. If you remember me, the dates, or the place, get me via email. 13 months in Germany and I got to see Eric Clapton, Queen, Aersomith, Manfred Mann, Uriah Heap, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, to name a few.

Added: November 23, 2017
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And don't forget about the Oozlefinch!!

I also have some photos I would like to have added to the page. Could someone please contact me regarding this.

Thanks.


Added: November 13, 2017
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