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Charlie Battery - 1959 - 1961

The Barracks Area

- Click Here For Larger Image -Yours Truly And My Good Friend Ken Nendick At The Reservoir

I think a lot of these winter shots of the barracks area were shot on the same day. Sometimes you just have to get out and get some air and do something different. And when not on duty, and that means if we were on duty we would be somewhere else, you just hang around the barracks.

So, that means doing something like going out and taking pictures and, I must say, I am so glad we did. We would trade cameras so everyone had a picture for there collection. We rarely went anywhere without our cameras.

The reservoir was our water supply, so it was a vital resource. It had a road around it that became a spare parking area for all the GI vehicles that began to accumulate.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -A Stream Below The Reservoir

This winterscape compliments of mother nature really caught my eye and I just could not resist capturing it on film. The way the water of the stream has undercut the snow banks reminds me of an intaglio etchings I used to do in art school.

The whole scene is perfectly composed, and not by me. Mother nature truly is the perfect artist...!

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Troops Hoofin’ It To The Launching Area

Left to right: Windell Kelly, Jim Di Tursi, behind Jim is Bobby Hare, Bobby's cousin Billy Reaves, and does anyone remember who the last person to the right is?

Please let me know if you do...

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- Click Here For Larger Image -The Main Gate Locked In Winters Icy Grip

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Hurry up Di Tursi...!

Ca’mon Jim, double time private...!

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Gourmet Chef Donald Pruitt

Don Pruitt finishing his cigar, going back into the mess hall. I don't remember the name of the guy in the doorway. Although, you know it might be Robert Hamilton...?

Anybody know...?

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Lionel Gonzales And Rob Peterson Hammin' It Up

Once again Nendick convinces Lionel and Rob to wash his car.

He probably promised he would drive them to Brackenheim to drink beer. I'm surprised he is not sitting in his car taking pictures of them while they are washing it.

Image by Ken Nendick - Chicago - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Dress Right... Dress!

Early morning formation, before chow. The long shadows show that the sun is still low on the horizon, having recently risen.

Still a lot of cars in the parking lot. I can spot my section chief SFC Festus Deal's two tone lavender and maroon 1957 Oldsmobile seventh one up the row. A real cruiser on those small German roads.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Camp Followers Trying to Cash In

This is such a fine looking structure with fascinating architectural lines. I think maybe the architect was influenced by the Bauhaus Movement of the 1930's, with its form and function having that industrial look.

If you look closely in the Pop-up Image you will see, to the far right, a couple of Deutschland's finest...!

At least that's what I think it is. I know I never saw any GI's in a skirt, so I'm sure that's not it.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Officer Staff Joining In Celebrations In The Mess Hall

This either on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. An idea of what a holiday menue was like can be viewed if you “Click Here”.

From left to right Standing: CWO Richard C. Lawson, 1st. Lieutenant Gearald Richardson, Captain Johm Popovics. Captain Popovics is talking to Mrs. Lawson, and the “shutterbug” behind the BCO is PFC James Fitzpatrick.

The dapper dude sitting behind the BCO is non other than famous and infamous PFC Lionel Gonzales, a well known Detroit Bonvivant.

Holidays at the battery were warm and festive, and I have warm memories of the attention to detail made to have them be special days for the troops. In a way to honor and show appreciation of our efforts, duty and sacrifice.

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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