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Charlie Battery - Kleingartach

The Barracks Area - 1959 - 1969



- Click Here For Larger Image -A Lazy Sunday Morning


Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Uhhh, Sign Here Please

Johnny Vytrcil creating a work of art on Fitzpatrick’s cast.

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Hey What Is This... The ICU?

Teddy Howell getting Ochodnicky and Rob Peterson’s autograph.

And what is this leg breaking thing...? First Fitzpatrick then Teddy.

That's a hell of’va way to get out of doing duty...!

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Bob Reed Where Ya Goin’

Robert Reed of the Launching area, one of Alabama's favorite sons.




- Click Here For Larger Image -George Ochodnicky

The one and only George Ochodnicky. He pronounced it Aha ka - nicky. Sadly George, from Michigan, died at the early age of 32. Not sure why.

George was a popular guy and well liked...!




- Click Here For Larger Image -Staff Meeting

This is a group of guys from the “BEST” end of the third floor (Over the Mess Hall) planning their later weekend pass activities.

They are, from left to right and back around to front: on the bunk are Phillip Kirkland and Lionel Gonzales, against the wall is Jerry Merrick, then Teddy Howell, and finally I think the guy hamming it up for the camera is Donald Ledoux.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Whoa...! This Group Looks Dangerous

In the back row, left to right are:

“Swede” Hanson, T.V. “Mad Dog” Hall, “Fatty D” DeGrado, “Fighter” Kirkland, “Cooky” Jones, with Calvin Ramsey in front of him.

Sitting on the footlocker, left to right are: “Mac” Maclemore, Ira Perdue, and “The Kid” Wilkins.

This photo taken August 1961.


Image by Francis DeGrado - Illinois - 1961

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- Click Here For Larger Image -OK Line up...

In front is Jim Di Tursi, to his left is John Malcome, in the middle is Delbert Aldridge, and to his right is Jim Frazier.

The G.I. in the very back trying to stick his nose into the photo is not identified, but to me it looks like Ralph Ellet.

In the barracks January 1961.

Image by Francis DeGrado - Illinois - 1961

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Sergeant James Ates

SFC James Ates relaxing while reading his mail.

Sgt. Ates worked in Assembly in the Launching Area.

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Best Buddies

Wayne Harris and Jim Fitzpatrick best friends forever...!

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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