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Charlie Battery - Kleingartach

The Barracks Area - 1959 - 1969



- Click Here For Larger Image -Raising A Few Moningers

Left to right; Joe Mehorczyk, Bob Norkol, and Neil Watson relax in the Battery Canteen, on the first floor and Main Gate end of the Barracks.


Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -R & R In The Battery Canteen

Starting in the back row, left to right:

1st Sergeant Pendergass, Hernandez, “Weasel” Camerata, Robert Appenzeller, Ernie Stafford. Those seated are "Doc" Dunn, George Hoover, Bill Mansergh, “Doc” Resendez, and Gerry Grabowski.

All celebrating Hernandez's birthday...

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Smile Frank - You’re On Candid Camera

From Left to right: A very familiar face in the canteen is Frank Brennan, and with his back to us is Rodney Rodavich, then Ron Smith, and finally the bartender is Raymond Thomsen.

Also enjoying some canteen relaxation, in the background off to the far left, is MSGT. Hal Hudson, and to his left is Mess Sergeant SFC Warren Otto.

It's good to have a picture of Sgt. Otto, as he was not often in a situation to be photographed. He was usually back in the kitchen assuring a good meal.

Sgt. Otto gave us a great Mess Hall, which meant a lot.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Hangin’ Out In The Canteen

Other denizens of the deep are: Richard “Pic” Picariello, and behind Pic is Dale Paulson, then Bill Griffin of the IFC, Rodney Rodavich, and Ray Thomsen.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Supply Room Main Desk

Rich (Pic) Picariello, the guy on the far left in the photo just above, should remember this place. It was his office...!

Bring back memories Pic...?

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- Click Here For Larger Image -The Supply Room Supplies

If you needed it, Supply had it.... Usually...!


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Ummmmm... Wiener Schnitzel...!

John Aguirre, Bobby Hare, Gene Osment, Bobby Johnson, and Horace Reed had the munchies for a Schnitzel, and were they good.

Looking back, the deep fried breaded veal cutlet probably was not the most healthy snack to eat, but that was not an issue then.

Many a time while on duty in the launching area someone was “volunteered” to hop in the jeep and drive down to the Gasthaus Ochsen in Haberschlacht, or the Gasthaus Linde in Niederhofen, for goodies to enhance our pinochle games in between the old 2 on 4 off guard duty tours. In fact that delicious German dark bread was as good as what was inside.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Eeeek..., How Dare You...!

Ron Larson hammin' it up with Bobby Johnson looking on. And in the background John Aguirre is giving Windell Kelly a lesson in wall lockers.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Aw Shut-up And Deal Fitzpatrick...!

a high stakes card game with the likes of Jim Fitzpatrick dealing, and to his left and around the table is Johnny Vytrcil, Martin Rivera, Bill Mansell, John Aguirre, Leo Brach, and Bill Harris. That looks like a pretty thick deck, so I'm guessing it's a double deck pinochle game.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Gene Osment... Ready For Inspection...!


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