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Charlie Battery - Kleingartach

The Barracks Area - 1959 - 1969



- Click Here For Larger Image -PFC Winston Moss Manning The Main Gate... and Standing Tall...!

Winston Moss was in the IFC.


Image by Francis DeGrado - Illinois - 1961

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- Click Here For Larger Image -PFC Francis DeGrado Main Gate Duty... Ever Vigilant...!


Image by Francis DeGrado - Illinois - 1961

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- Click Here For Larger Image -The Back Of The Barracks Rear Mess Hall Door With KP’s On Break

Just inside the main gate and to the left, on a warm sunny summer afternoon, GI's lying in the grass and taking a rest between lunch and dinner. This is an excellent photo documenting the rotating job of Kitchen Police, which is another description of “pearl divers”, washing both dishes and pots and pans from morning to night.

There was always a groan from those, who upon checking the duty rooster on the main bulletin board, discovered that they had KP in 2 days, starting at the bright eyed time at 5 am in the morning... Damn...!

The building in the background, just passed the heating pipes, is the Garage area in the Motor Pool.

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Charlie Battery Bier Garden


Image by Tom Hodges - Montana - 1965-1967

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Bier Garden First Floor Entrance


Image by Tom Hodges - Montana - 1965-1967

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- Click Here For Larger Image -NCO/EM Bier Garden


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Dapper Joe White Of The Motor Pool Going On Pass


Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Barracks And Headquarters Area

Ah, may ever be so humble, there's no place like a home away from home. Everything we needed was here, and for the most part it wasn't a bad place to get three hots and a cot...!

Here is an interesting comparison between two different states of time and place. You can “Click Here” for that comparison.


Image by Ken Nendick - Chicago - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Barracks Right End View

This view of the barracks brings back memories I'd rather forget. My bunk was in front of the third floor window where the fire escape ladder was. What that means is that I ended up being the “door man” for certain individuals, and shall go unnamed here, who made it a practice to come in off pass well beyond the time we were all supposed to be back. So, to avoid the orderly room, they would climb up the back side of the building

That unofficial designation got real old very fast for various reasons, one of which meant I kept getting woken up at all hours of the night. One night I rebelled and refused to open the window and it was promptly smashed in upon me, much to my dismay...! That guy was really one of the battery JERKS...!

I was so glad to make Spec 4 so I could move into a smaller room that didn't have a fire escape next to the window.




- Click Here For Larger Image -Shuttle To Wharton Barracks - Heilbronn


Image by Tom Hodges - Montana - 1965-1967

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