Is that your dad? Extracted from US Army film "City Burns, Crailsheim, Germany ; 10th Armored Division,. I got there in early spring '73, left summer of '75. Thank you for starting this blog. Good looking boys. Or buying cases of German bier from the locals who worked on post. Boost Mobil. It was a great remembrance.Sid. "Do you like to see photos from Crailsheim 2009? We would drive away from our convoy to a hillside, and the AF officer with me would call "simulated air strikes" on our convoy. I was one of the two squads of MP's living in bldg. Our housing building was the last on the street, which was across from the school's play yards. That is where the pizza place up in Roterbuck would drop our pizza when we ordered it. Mark,Don't remember what part Joe was from. I have a few pics of our guys at the Kegal Stube which was the restaurant side of the New Yorker, but unfortunately, not too much more. Almost all the s/4s and privates were draftees. Looks like we were there at the same time as Keith, Sid and closely followed the anonomous poster who worked in the Clinic with Rudy, Rudolph and Dr. Fink. I'm firstname.lastname@example.org, Mark,My best friend at McKee Barracks was Jerry Thomas and he was a medic with HHC l/51. Sophie-Scholl-Strae 2, 74564 Crailsheim, Germany - Great location - show map After booking, all of the property's details, including telephone and address, are provided in your booking confirmation and your . During school year 1969-70 I taught 7th grade and during school year 1970-71 I taught 5th grade. Matt Andres, Hi My name is Ric Badal I am writing the history of Mc Kee Bks and all of these statement I read would be great to use in my book. Articles; WorthPoint Media He called the AF officer in charge and let him have it. I was stationed in Crailsheim from March 1975 to October 1978. The good ole days. Dear Amy,I was searching the web looking for some information about my time in the US Army. Good memories! We found this blog while searching for information about the McKee Barracks in Crailsheim. I live in Gilbert, AZ my email is bcgoodyear@outlook and my phone number is 480-330-6518. Was an artillery surveyor in B btry, 2/42. I worked for a Master Sergeant that did not know the alphabet. I spent many hours playing foosball. She was from a little town around there. I also was sad to hear they tore everything down as I always wanted to return for a visit. Sid,I rememeber the Schmidts from the dry cleaning store, as well as Kurt and Annie from the Barber shop. , Today this considered as being within the West Cabra area, at the time of building the lands on either side of Blackhorse Lane/Avenue were considered to be within Grangegorman parish, as evidenced by. We didnt have one when I was there. I never did run over anybody on that hill! I spent a good deal of time in Dienkelsbuhl (sp? I too felt somewhat sad when I visited the former McKee Barracks and think about how it was 33 years ago. Mom worked at the commissary.went to the elementary school on the hill in old housing,remember the tunnel that connected the housing areas. I also only listened to AFN Nuremberg back in the 80s. AFRTS TV arrived on a local broadcast channel about the time I got there. You mention that you went to Jagstheim. I'm still married to my wife and maybe once the kids are all gone, we may move back to Germany. I stopped by a fruit and vegetable stand in the marktplatz and purchased some fresh strawberries, sun-warmed and sweet smelling. We later moved into the military housing. One memory I have is during the 1973 Israel-Egypt war, when the Isreali Army crossed the Suez Canal, both the 1/51 and 5/73 FA (or 2/42 FA) left overnight to their alert positions. I was a military brat and my father was stationed at McKee Barracks ?1977-79. It would be nice to hear about or see pictures. The closest McDonalds was in Nuremberg where our Battalion HQ was located. Join the Ansbach group on Facebook, there are several Crailsheimers there. I could go on forever with the stories and places. This page is open to anyone who served at McKee Barracks and their family members. Some of my fondness memories are about Craisheim and the Base. I was in Head Quaters Company and for a short time I drove the Battalion Commander around in his jeep, do you remeber his name? Units: General Officer Commanding 1 Brigade 1 Brigade Artillery Regiment . Other major units on post included the 1st.Bn 78th.FA and Combat command B. Sledding down from the top of that hill was SO much fun. Photos are also welcome. Yes, I have eaten at the Gasthaus Krone. We had been to London, Paris, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Munich, Lausanne, Piza, Rome, French Riveria, etc. McKee Barracks 1964 and 65 (dependant). I've got to tell you, Sid, I never ask anyone's name so I have no clue who ran the laundry. Jim attended school there being active in football, track and field. I'm Ed Dewey, and I was an artillery surveyor in the 5/73, then the 2/42 (Lance) from early '72 until Aug. 74.If anyone remembers me, send me an email at: email@example.comEd, I was there as an artillery surveyor from early '72 until Aug. '74. Mike and Ingrid. The New McKee Barracks Alumni For Grown Up's on F. Wednesday On Climbing the Holl. O. whats happening on CLIMBING THE HOLLYWOOD LADDE. I know we had a great time there. I returned to Crailsheim in 2005 and found the town had changed a lot and of course McKee was torn down. Add place (company, shop, etc.) Our german teacher was Frau. I still have a Crailsheim German police hat that I got from a German police officer. Thank you for your generous offer!By the way, did you ever eat at the Gasthaus Krone just down the road in Rofeld? Funny how smart Pigs are. is sadly no longer there. Please try to keep your posts relevant to McKee Barracks. In the spring time, when the streets were covered with what appeared as snow. I was plannig on going back put it closed completely. You had to pay 5 marks to get into the place and that also got you one beer. I lived with the Schmidts who owned the dry cleaners. I remember heading over to a "disco" in Blaufelden on the weekends. Co. which was one of five companies of the 56th Medical Batallion that were stationed there. I think of the place often, and would like to return for a visit. Lovely place nice people in town were I made many freinds! Fond memories indeed1. med. Please don't think your pictures won't make a difference no matter how obscure.Thank you to the author of this blog. Credit:The Vike Archives & Sightings.com. I hope to run into some old friends on here. Our post comander by that time was Brigadier General Charles C Rogers recipient ofthe congressional medal of Honor. There were a lot of troops in Schweinfurt, but not any more. Sergeant Greer and Rodrequis were Headquater 1st Sergeants, I thought Captin Ryan was in charge of Headquarters but I could be wrong. My wife is a born Crailsheimerin so we do return frequently. My dad was stationed in the 37th armored division and I lived here for almost 2 years (65-67). 2,944,190. aaaahh---Memories for an old man. I was there from 66-68. He worked mainly in the supply room. I will sure to visit and take him on a tour.Thanks for your comment.Amy, I was stationed at McKee Barracks from 1968 to 1969. HI AMY!My Dad was in the Army in Germany in the late 1950's-1961, and I heard more stories than I can remember from him, but none concerning Crailsheim. I remember Dr's Taylor, Fink, and Fredrickson. I am still in contact with the Dreschner family. The antenna faced the housing area, and had very limited range west, north or east of McKee Barracks. The first address you sent me is my buddy. Tweet. I'm putting in a lot of time and effort getting us back in touch with one another. Hi Sid, my name is Bill GoodyearAnd I was stationed at McKee Barracks from 1976-1977 while you were there. But my fellow soldier were very respectfull Whites ,Blacks I realy did not care I only knew they were my brothers. 4 (Sep., 1972), pp. Hi, I was also stationed at Crailsheim / McKee Kaserne but from April 84 - September 85. A lot of mustangs were getting riffed which was sad. The pilot was a former member of the German Luftwaffe. The sergeants were no the sharpest light bulbs in the pack and they did not treat us very nice because we were draftees with poor attitudes. Since I sadly have a hard time remembering people's names, the fact that I remember his should speak volumns. 573rd Artillery and 51st Infantry was also there. West Germany. When I got there, the 1/51 was getting ready to deactivate, but the 2/42 and 501st were still there. She worked in the snack bar in that PX building and in the movie theater. Highly recommended for those of you seeking the same. Thanks for making it possible, Thanks so much VetFriends.com for your help and genuine concern for locating this long lost buddy of mine, Please Enter a Valid email address with no spaces, VetFriends Members: Thanks,Mike, Dear AmyI was stationed with the l/51st IN from March of 73 until June 76. I bet you have some stories to tell about Crailsheim and McKee Barracks back in "the day"! Army brat whose family was there for my 5th grade (1969) We lived across the street from the elementary school, across from horseshoe hill. It was great to read about your stay at the ol' Crailsheim. Veteran L. Prickett, "Dear VetFriends, Thanks so much for your help! find my friend." HI All:Looks like I am the old timer here. I am 34years old. This page is open to anyone who served at McKee Barracks and their family members. I could go on and on but am glad to hear from someone that was there during the same time. His name was Joseph w. Hembree.if anybody Knew or serve with him I would love if you would contact me. SALT II outlawed that missle, so all that ends wellMy wife and I were public school teachers in Bellflower CA, and one year, we got a new principal, named Yuki Moi. Best wishes to all of you and again thank you for sharing your stories!Amy, I was the school nurse at Crailsheim E/JHS from 1987 - 1990. McKee Barracks (Irish: Dn Mhic Aoidh) is a military installation situated on Blackhorse Avenue near Phoenix Park in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland. We wonder about the rest that served with us in the artillery unit we served in. Dave Fingeroos here again. Going to the Volksfest in Septmber.Who else is going? 14. Like you, we have a son who was born at the hospital in Craisheim (Dec 89). It was inactivated 20 July 1947 and redesignated 18 November 1947 as Headquarters Detachment, 7th Quartermaster Group and inactivated 20 September 1957 in Germany. Can you tell me if that is a full address or not? Crailsheim Army Airfield on a US satellite image from 07 July 1977 - 1: airfield; 2: McKee Barracks. Hello Amy I hope you might be able to help me here. I also have great memories of that time and place and it's hard to believe it has been almost 36 years. Thomas Wall B1/51 HQ Platoon 11B10 and tool manI was in crailsheim from 02/82-08/83 I participated in reforger 1982. I arrived at McKee August 1973 and was there until my discharge March 1975. The experience will always be with me. Message: In May or June of 1980 I was stationed in Crailsheim, Germany. If any of you have photos please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is now in the Air Force, so perhaps will be lucky enough to be stationed in Germany one day. I really enjoyed the field trips to castles and museums around Southern Germany. The carnival would come to post and set up by the front gate. Do you have MCKEE BARRACKS, GERMANY Reunion information you'd like to share, "When I Joined VetFriends, I read about the email locator service, and sent an email to my old friend. Believe me, the old countryside had not changed much at all. I Remember the custom silkish German-American jackets with the German map on the back and the name of your home State and City on each sleeve (wear them out when off duty or weekends) that had one primary effect that was to make you look like a "Turtle" (Typically an E1/E2 just arriving from 21st Replacement Detach (Frankfurt) to his first permanent party unit. Hundreds of participants, thousands of photos and a lot of memories. Take care and hope you are doing well Brother. Many memories Used to shop Crailsheim with my mother at the CoOp Great to know Crailsheim is doing well..i miss being there.Sheila Motko, An interesting blog. I'm the first to ever contact him. Horst Dreschner's daughter, (Corinne) just Emailed me about mailing a Chicago Bears jacket for a gift for her son for Christmas. Best I ever had and I can't find them now. The barracks was home to several different British units throughout it's history but was primarily for Cavalry units. Our oldest son Rich was involved in all the DYA sports, I worked at the pre-school. *lol*Sam, What memories these postings have bought back! I visited again often in 78-81 when I was stationed in the North of Germany. Crailsheim (0) $ 6.00 On Hold. Ansbach was nice but not like Crailsheim. Glen was in Officers Traing School then stationed in Crailsheim. We went back in 1996 for a visit - sadly the area had really grown. I served as the Armorer who created the "Velvet Touch" Arms RoomBest arms room in the battalion. You are welcome to email me at email@example.com and I will ask Tim if he recalls your name. Is that even possible that we are that old?I looked for an old Army friend in Michigan who wasn't listed and I started calling people with the same last name. There was not much to do on base-perhaps a movie theature. We could see route 14 from the front door of our barracks and I traveled that road a lot as I was the supply driver for the company.Thanks for your information, hope to hear from you. . I worked there as swicth board operator. The Crailsheimer call it the 5th season. He was the Base mascot so to speak. Great for sewing or gluing onto hats,vets,jackets,saddle bags etc. I never could figure that out, but then I never figured out the Army either. The next year we found out just how tough she really was. also my wife ingrid died in 1988 from a heart attack at the age of 45. later. I now live in Cleveland, OH but I do go back to Crailsheim on a regular basis. I was with Company C of the First Maintenance Battalion. Pete,You were in CSC/1-51 at the same time I was in HHC/1-51 and B/1-51. FromBastrop, La/ Lived in Rossfeld, with a wonderful couple (karl and trudel ehammer) while there. Great to hear from another kid from McKee. I am from Puerto Rico . The great civilians, the townsfolk welcoming us to their festivities. We arrived in Crailsheim a month before the school year ended and Frau Linden (the elementary school German teacher) had no idea what to do with my two sisters and I. I dont remember the names of the other places but I do remember one called the Flamingo. I remember eating at the 3 Mark Schnitzel - sadly cannot remember its real name. The construction of a barracks on Blackhorse Avenue began in 1888 and took approximately 4 years to finish. I've recently just discovered that he spent time in McKee Barracks in Crailsheim between 1962 and 1964. We got to know quite a few residents there and they were very nice to us. We would drive up to Nuremberg, pick up a bunch of big macs, and drive back to Crailsheim with the burgers on the M151 engine manifold.I remember the New Yorker, I think I even have a menu from the place somewhere. The experience will always be with me. I could tell my son in law about where he could turn on the road, and what he would find. Nearby Conn Barracks had the 2/64th Armour, 3/64th Armour, an ADA unit and part of the 3rd Aviation Bn. McKee Barracks is located one mile east of Crailsheim, a junction point for highway and railway traffic crisscrossing central Germany. Hope to hear from B battery guys real soon. Albert Pawlowski. He said we were like brothers and then all of a sudden, we lost all contact. Crailsheim, Germany - Men's/Unisex Lightweight Fitted T-Shirt $23.95 Quantity Stylish, lightweight fitted t-shirt. Thank you for the grat photos. I've dropped by 4 times in the last 8 years or so. I was the Company Clerk for Company B, 3rd Battalion, 37th Armor. McKee Barracks Crailsheim, Germany - Military Airfield . Mama Bartels would cook up a great meal while Papa tries to teach us German. The fact that my wife spoke German helped. The only one we found so far is John Graves via facebook. Going to the Crailsheimer Volksfest in September.Who else is going? I was really touched to see that the housing areas are still vital communities, obviously cared for and cared about. It was from Marlborough Barracks that the 6th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, made up of squadrons of the 5th Lancers and 12th Lancers, rode down what is now O'Connell Street in Easter 1916 and came under fire from the GPO, and beat a hasty retreat after encountering the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army who had taken over the building. It's been nearly 40 years since we parted. Is it possible that he spent a little time at the Gasthaus Stern. Hi all you Crailsheim fans,I was born and raised there. 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