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Old Guestbook ending Nov 1997

Joelle Edgeman - 02/07/98 02:20:37
My Email:jedg-nav@whidbey.net
When were you in Lübeck?: never, my dad was

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My dad is Wayne Johnson, aka Doug Channing, aka Tom Doolley. I've only heard a little of dad's days in Germany while I was growning up. I'd like to think I'm finally old enough to hear the real nitty gritty now (does almost 30 count??). It thrills me to n end to be able to read about the times he had over there, the friends he made(and still has!), and in general to hear him and others recapture those days in Germany. I'm proud of my dad. He's been a good dad to me and my brother and sister, and I love hi very much. I'm in the Navy now(sorry guys), I work as a Naval Reserve recruiter and my husband is currently an E-6 stationed aboard the Nimitz in the Gulf. He is scheduled to be home the 1st of March after being gone for 6 months. I know what it's like t be military, although I haven't had the pleasure yet to be stationed overseas. Anyway, I look forward to checking in on this page now and again to hear the stories you have to tell, and to finally learn a little more about the man you know as Doolley...

Harry Broxson - 01/30/98 15:17:05
My Email:harry.broxson@cas.honeywell.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 1962-63
What did you do while off duty?: Followed Roy Clark around to all the interesting sights and enjoyed beating him in chess
Who were your best buddies?: Raymond Petty, Roy Clark and Wally Lundquist

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I was only in the lovely city of Luebeck for about 8 - 9 months buty they were surely memorable ones. I don't know how there could possibly be so many beautiful women in one city. It must have been the weather. I'd write a little about myself, but some th ngs are better left to the imagination.

Mark Scott - 01/30/98 00:21:30
My Email:asavets@aol.com

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Fraternal greetings to B Co, 319th Bn vets from ASA Vets USA. Yes, we found ya and you will shortly receive our URL. We are also running a USASAFS Rothwesten/319th ASA Bn webpage for those who care to indulge.

art gemmell - 01/27/98 22:36:01
My Email:art.gemmell@sanjose.vlsi.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 58-60
What did you do while off duty?: attended church,helped crippled children, and ,generally, tried to spred the word of the Lord
Who were your best buddies?: the clergy of Lubeck

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I found my time in Lubeck most stimulating since there were so many opportunities for me - a man of the cloth - to convert sinners. Sometimes I succeeded. I turned Infante from a gutter rat swirling into the drain of decadence into a judge. Somtimes, I fa led. Weber was a disgustingly fat pervert who preyed on little prepubescent German girls. Now he's an even more disgustingly fat pervert. But because of certain urological disfunctions, he attempts excitment by watching kiddie porn but never attaining aro sal from his constant state of flaccidity. I tried to abstain from John Barleycorn and certainly from the den of iniquity called the "strasse". My commitment, however, to the Lord's work did, occasionally, require me to frequent places I would have otherwise shunned. My blood curled as I watched lisko amourously pursuing multiple women; Black and Grey on the verge of total inebriation; Hamilton proposing acts to women that would be characterized as unnatural in most civilized or uncivilized societies; and Roy Clark epitomizing all the worst caric tures of the black man - rhythmic, drunk, endowed and pursuing women other than his color. And worst of all, Weber the Chubster-Der Dicker-fantasizing about the restoration of his ancestors to their proper place in history--the Reich. Humming The Horst essel Lied when he thought noone else would hear him. Torn as to whether to name his first born Adolph or Kaiser. And helplessly in love with cum stained pictures of Marlene Dietrich. I always felt especially close to Capt. Medved and Lt. Johannsen. And while I could not quite convince them I was officer material, they understood my studious nature and provided me with ample opportunity to read my Bible by placing me in "confined to qu rters" status. These were great menwho seemed to relish in this order and I was pleased to have given them comfort while costing the Army very little for all the truck repairs my poor driving caused. They alleged drunkedness, you know better... Because of my unusual good looks, svelte body, and an ability to bring apocalyptical arousal to women (traits of which Weber is genuinely jealous), I was beseiged by women from Hamburg to Travemunde. I permitted these women, out of the charity of my heart to feel close to Lord through my presence and golden shaft. Their words of gratitude were sufficient thanks for what I felt was my moral obligation. For as the good book says "Thou shalt use thy loin as a provider of comfort, thy semen shall be as wine in o the womb, and the scream of ecstacy shall be a symphony unto the world". So many I tried to help: Janicki the mild, Shakey, Del, Hunter They remain in my prayers as I continue to lead the life created for me by my Lord with whose help I shall continue to make Weber's life as painful as time permits.

Doug Channing (now) - 01/26/98 05:12:42
My Email:bc-dc@netos.com
When were you in Lübeck?: Feb. '58 to Feb.'60
What did you do while off duty?: Slept, ate, drank and caroused.
Who were your best buddies?: Jack"the hulk" Weber, Bobby "bad boy" Hamilton, Bill Bessell, Charley "scorn" Thorn , George "jughead" morrisey, and so many more!

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When I arrived in Lubeck, in fact, from the moment of my birth until 1972, I was WAYNE D. JOHNSON. This fact remained unchanged until one obsure night in late 1958 when Bobby Hamilton and I were prowling through every house on C-street...and we played the Kingston Trio's new hit, TOM DOOLEY at least 5 times on EVERY jukebox on the strasse. Thats when I got that name I've been saddled with ever since. There are so many and even too many little advenures I can still remember and who knows how many more that memory no longer serves! Outside of a few historic events occuring during my tenure in Lubeck, mostly I remember people, the unforgettable characters who were exciled or escaped to that wonderland of norhern europe. Pople such as Ron "pussycat" Johnson (h w many lives can one man have?), joe "jose" Witwer (no one who ever met him could ever forget that silver-tongued multi-lingual, plump little Texan with the booming laugh, John "th wop" Ottaviano, dick Phegly (who couldnt see where he was looking) , Bill atton (who partied himself out of a professional career in either baseball or basketball), Guy 'the coughing bald guy' Cogsswell(whom I shared some good times with later in civilian life), Willie Landgraff (who's daddy owned most of the Kansas wheatfieldsback then), Bowman "bo" Grey (who always had a pack of winston in one shirt pocket and a pack of salen in the other, for obvious reasons, if you've read the Hulks memoir), and oh, so many more like our great bartender at Jerkouse (JURGENWOLLENWEIDERSTRASS , if you'll remember), the "rabbit", Roy Clark, "cool breeze", Joe "bats" battaglia, and a lot more faces that may no longer have names, but are no less important in my memories. Some places and events still stand out, despite the loss of a million brain ells a day. Trips to Copenhagen (lord what a wonderful city), trips to Clemenstrasse, a last hurrah-holiday in the summer of '59 (a GREAT wine year) with Jughead Morrisey, and Charlie Thorn in "scorns" brand new Opel, with sealbeam headlights, (he loved g ving the high beams to oncoming euro-drivers with their weak little candle-powered lights!) on to a week in Barcelona that will never be forgotten...trips to anywhere with "misspuss" ron johnson driving his big ol Mercury at 3 to 5 miles per hour (the sloest drunk I've ever rode with), or ANY trip with Harry "the horse" Rogers, (also known as toothless)& his compatriot ________? (god, what was his name?!?) in his old suicide-door '48 Mercedes 160. In fact, I remeber the night on the way to Hamburg, when e lost two of those doors when we were side-swiped from behind by Will Landgraf's MG sprite..we had just hit a wall of fog, a door flew open, we stopped, and the Sprite took it all the way off!, and when we opened the rear door on the drivers side, it fel off too! Some time later I lost my own maroon '50 Mercedes 220 sedan in a two incident following a Christmas party at Jerkhouse. I still have sad thoughts to this day whenever I think of that beautiful car. Some of that names I have mentioned may not e familiar to some of you other Lubeck graduates, but I was a member of the 182nd and for a while we lived in hotels (including the Reuterkrug) before moving into Z or J house. Hope someone else can fill in a few blanks that I have. To all the Lubecker I knew who are still around I toast you all, and to all those I knew who are no longer with us, I toast you as well...you will never be forgotten.... Thank you all.

Jon Hunter - 01/25/98 15:24:36
My Email:SenHunter@aol.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 57/59

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Jon "Dixie" Hunter This is in for the weekend from the legislature. I 'll be in Charleston at the capitol until late March. I have limited time to answer my E mail but I do enjoy hearing from you guys. H ere is a short history of my tour since I don't remember most of it.I was sent to the Army Language School for the short course. After this I was sent to Fort Devens . They kept me there for a while to teach a refresher course to a bunch of dummies. Next came Frankfort and then down to Heilbron. The top dog kept me here fr the summer because he wanted me on his golf team. We toured all over Europe playing golf matches against other bases. Also I had fun learning to play badmitton. Who was the officer who taught us? I believe he was world class and maybe even went to theOlympics once, .but I may be mistaken. In the fall after golf season I was allowed to go to Lubeck. Besides the drinking and other great times I do remember the trip to the worlds fair, where we stole the Russian flag but of course we got caught and shipped back to Lubeck. The trips to Copenhagen were always a lot of fun from what I remember. I remember a leave to Paris and one to London but I can't remember who I went with. I remember the war games where we started every morning with scotch in our coffee and we got caught with a lot of beer but I don't remember the details. Then there was thesummer on the Fehmar Insel and the two incidences I recall was the truck wreck when the geese ran out in front of us but the best was when Roy Clark took off his clothes and went down to the Nudist Colony--who else was with us-- I remember we stopped to t lk to one Family and asked how you join and they looked at us and said it looks like you just did. Of course Roy was a big curiosity since I am sure most of the nudist had never seen many blacks much less nude. Last but not least vaguely remember just bfore I left Roy and I were looking for a beer on C street as it was closing. A beer truck was making a delivery but he refused to sell us a beer so when he went into one of the houses we stuck a bunch of marks of the truck seat and took a case of beer. H yelled he was calling the Polizei so we said to hell with him a took the whole truck. We didn't get very far before the police went by. We abandoned the truck and try to run with beer bottles stuck in every pocket. They kept falling out and left an easy trail for the P to foll w. While in jail Roy came up with an escape plan but because he was the only black in Lubeck we decided I should be the escapee. It worked and I fled the jail and hid out at Mutis until I finally gave up after several days of being awol. Then it was hou e arrest at the Z House . After a couple of escapes from here they sent me to Kassel to be Court Marshaled. Roy got busted but they goofed on me. I away with my orders to come home after one large going away party at the bahnhoff in Hamburg. Someone put e on the train to Bremerhaven to catch my ship. I vaguely remember someone taking me off the train and putting me in a bunk on ship. I woke up two days out to sea. What a trip.

Richard Phegley - 01/24/98 02:39:08
My Email:None
When were you in Lübeck?: 1958-59
What did you do while off duty?: Study
Who were your best buddies?: Everyone

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As written to Jim Shaw, Jim entered this in for Dick. My Lubeck/Kassel Story, By Richard Phegley Entered into Army (RA) in February 1957, took basic at Fort Ord up on the hill in the new barracks, had leave at Easter time in 57 then left So Calif. For ASA processing at Ft. Devens, Mass., spent about one month there then went on down to Fort Gordon G . For typing, teletype and crypto training, graduated from Fort Gordon in early August 57, flew up to Fort Dix.I flew to Frankfurt Germany where I stayed for 3-4 weeks, did courier duty to Rhine Main Airbase and IG Farben building. Received orders to go to Kassel late August (I think to the old but great 339th ASA Co., at Rothwesten. I got there on a Friday and he 1st Sgt noticed I was carrying a musical instrument and asked what it was I replied "a Trumpet" he said to be sure my E2 ass at the Company picnic the next day which was somewhere off post. I played my horn with a bunch of other Army Musicians and d ank a lot of beer. All of the crypto guys stayed in the top floor of the barracks just up from the Officers Club and below the bowling alley. They left us alone most of the time other than an occasional inspection. We shared the crypto basement with the Battalion which I hink was the 507th (307th) and had an army patch something like the Chrysler logo (5th Corps). I have great memories of Kassel and could fill several pages of war stories. I worked on line with Beagle, Landgraf, Janicki most of the time while in Kassel I was sent to Lübeck as punishment for some trouble I was accused of doing to an NCO (Sgt. Bocian) he was not thought very kindly of by the crypto guys and most others lower em. He worked as Sgt of Arms at the NCO club at night. One night while drinking at the EM Club his name came up and how rotten he was so I said someone should shit in his bed. While after more drinking I was elected to do it. I also roomed next door to him. I did the dastardly deed on his sheets and wiped off using his pillowcase then remade his bed. He came in around 1:00 AM and slid into bed then slammed his door and ran to the showers. I fell out of my bed laughing so hard.Word got out that I may have done this deed and I was summoned to the orderly room and questioned by the 1st Sgt and the CO, Capt Walsh. They asked and said they had heard that I did the deed and I was going to be severely punished for doing that to an O. I said I did not do it and if they thought I did it "could they fingerprint it"? The CO told me to get the hell out of his office and a few days later I was shipped off to Lübeck as punishment.Upon arriving at Lübeck I was met at the Lübeck bahnhof by some guys I think Beagle and Landgraf in a vehicle and taken to Jerk House fed dinner and we sat down at a table with 8 cases of beer and I was welcomed to Lübeck. I was poured into a bed in Zwin li house sometime during the night. My months in Lübeck were the greatest of my time in the Army. Other than an occasional trouble I was led into, it was great. Does anyone remember the laundry party's (clean laundry arrived) the greatest sing alongs wen I was instrumental in getting the bar reopened after it had been shut down. The paint job we did, the playboy girls around the circumference of the bar, the one big monthly party when we got free beer from the brewery, going to the brewery with me to ay off our bill and being poured into taxis several hours later then going home party's, Shaw's prewedding party the week before (I think) at the Hotel, the wedding, the trips up to Bremerhaven to pick up supplies and hard liquor, driving inebriated most f the time, great beach at Travemunda, the time we buried bad back Harry in beer bottles at the beach while he was sleeping, going swimming at Jerk House, the occasional Lady's at Zwingle house for Midnight supper, the rendevouze's at Klemenstrasse, plus ll the great bars and happenings, including our friend Beagles long period of house confinement, giving the kids Exlax that met us every night at Zwingli house. But alas all my great times ended too soon as I got orders one day when I returned from a Bre erhaven trip, that I was being sent home early as I had spent so much time in Germany 29 months. I had a great going away party and left the next day on the back of a deuce and a half for Kassel.When I got back to Kassel it was great to see and drink with some of my old friends. The day after Thanksgiving I left to go home via Frankfurt- New York and the land of the round door knobs. I got discharged a few days later in Oakland and sat in the F airport bar for a few hours before boarding a plane to LA. I could go on for hours about my experiences but am running out of time. I AM Honored to be a Lübecker! Richard Phegley

BOB FLEMING - 12/11/97 14:59:29
My Email:bobsoph@aol.com
When were you in Lübeck?: MARCH ,55 TO SEPT. ,56
What did you do while off duty?: TAKE THE FIFTH AS TO SOME ACTIVITIES. PLAYED HIGH-LOW POKER, HUNG OUT AT THE RIVER BOAT "DER KAHN' WEEKENDS AND THREE DAY PASSES IN HAMBURG (DER REEPERBAHN) COPENHAGEN AND AMSTERDAM
Who were your best buddies?: EVERYBODY THERE (WE DIDN'T HAVE MANY) ESPECIALLY PETE HETHERINGTON

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GETTING A KICK OUT OF DISCOVERING THIS GROUP. THE DETACHMENT ACTUALLY CAME INTO EXISTENCE SOME TIME PRIOR TO "55". WHEN I FIRST GOT THERE WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY CRYPTOGRAPHY. ONLY VOICE AND CW GUYS. CRYPTOGRAPHERS CAME, I BELIEVE IN SPRING OF '56. SAME IME THAT WE GOT OUR FIRST OFFICER. WE REALLY HAD A GOOD GROUP OF GUYS. ( IF YOU WEREN'T GOOD YOU COULD BE BANISHED TO BAHRDORF WHICH WAS OUTSIDE HELMSTADT AND OPERATED BETWEEN MARCH AND THE END OF OCTOBER. IT WAS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM LUEBECK. YOU LIVE IN TENTS'HAD A GI MESS TENT ETC. IT WAS THE ASA'S ANSWER TO "MASH'" NOBODY WANTED TO GET TRANSFERRED THERE FROM LUEBECK AND DURING MY STAY NOBODY WAS. SPENT WEEKENDS AND THREE DAY PASSES IN COPENHAGEN, AMSTERDAM AND HAMBURG (DER REEPERBAHN). WE BUILT BAR AT J-HOUSE AND USUALLY HAD A PARTY THERE ON SAT. NIGHT. MANAGED TO GET SOME LOCAL COMBOS WHO WOULN'T CHARGE MUCH IF ANYTHING. WE OF COURSE SUPPLIED THE BIER AND BOOZE. ONE IN A WHILE WE WOULD MAKE FRIENDS WITH COMBOS IN HAMBURG AND THEY WOULD COME RSUN. MATINEE "PERFORMANCES" LUEBECK WAS ONE HELLUVA PLACE! PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR LOCAL ATHLETIC CLUB. WE PLAYED OUR GAMES IN HAMBURG. WENT THERE BY BUS A COUPLE OF NIGHTS A WEEK. THEY HAD A GIRLS TEAM THAT TRAVELLED ALONG WITH US. TWO OF US FROM TH DETACHMENT PLAYED WITH THE TEAM. WE INSISTED THAT THE BUS HAVE BIER AND COGNAC FOR THE RETURN TRIP AND THE CLUB ALWAYS OBLIGED

Bob Fleming - 12/08/97 14:08:54
My Email:BOBSOPH@aol.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 1955 to 1956
Who were your best buddies?: Pete Hetherington and others.

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The following is a letter I submitted to the Erie, PA. Morning News reader participation series called: "I Remember Christmas."------I have many fond memories of the past 66 Christmas's, the first 22 of which were spent growing up in Wesleyville. However the Christmas which I remember most vividly is a Christmas spent in Lübeck, Germany in 1955. The cold war was on. I was in the Army stationed there with about 40 other guys. Lübeck is located in northern Germany on the then border between East and Wes Germany. We really "had it made". We lived like civilians in two beautiful old German homes and we ate our meals at a German restaurant (Gasthaus) which was run by a lady we called "Mutty" (Mom). There was a displaced persons camp located next to the restaurant. The camp was a temporary refuge for families who managed to escape East Germany by crossing the nearby border. We thought it would be nice to buy clothes for the kids at the camp as Christmas gifts. We mentioned this to Mutty and she suggesd that instead of buying clothes we should have a Christmas party at our house and give them toys. She said that they had plenty of clothes which were donated by different charitable organizations. We took Mutty's advice and held the party. I had the hnor of being "Der Weihnachtsman" (Santa Claus). As each child came up to get his or her gift they would sing a little song or recite a poem and then return to their seat and open the present. I noticed one little girl, who didn't open her gift, and aske Mutty to see if there was something wrong. She talked to her and then told me that the little girl said that her mother was sick back at the camp and could't come with her. She told Mutty that the wrapped present was the most beautiful thing she had evr seen and she wanted her mother to see it before she opened it because she knew her mother had never seen anything so beautiful. The party ended with everyone standing around the Christmas tree singing "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night). Mutty had taught usthe words in German. There wasn't a dry eye amongst a bunch of macho GI's some three thousand miles from home who were experiencing the true meaning of Christmas.

John & Hannelore Herd - 12/07/97 19:31:57
My URL:http://www.idt.net/
My Email:jherd@19.mail.idt.net
When were you in Lübeck?: '57 & '58
What did you do while off duty?: Enjoyed the Lubecker parties in Jerk House, the Riverboat, and other local establishments. Loved to drive my 1951 Maroon Mercedes 190 (with suicide doors) to Travelmunde and Hamburg.
Who were your best buddies?: Bob Keller, Roy English, Charlie Metz, Jim Shaw, and many more.

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I arrived in Rothwestern (Kassel) in January 1957 in time for Fasching and remember being introduced to the Coyote Lounge and several other local establishments in Kassel. After 6 months of working with Roy English as a Radio Tech, I was luckily transferr d to to Lubeck in July 1957, lived in Jerk House and moved to Zwingli House in January of 1957. I have many fond memories of our times together and experiences with the citizens of Lubeck. I met a lovely lady from Hamburg in June of 1958 and we have been oommates for the past 38 years. Hannelore and I have attended most of the Lubecker reunions since Las Vegas in 1985 and really enjoy reminiscing about our times in Lubeck. I have become a collector of Lubeck photos from the '50s and '60s along with photosand videos of the Lubecker reunions during the past 13 years. I would appreciate receiving copies of photos from other Lubeckers in Germany during the '50s and '60s. We will incorporate into our Lubeckers albums and share with the Lubeckers during our reu ons. If you were part of the US Army ASA detachment stationed in Lubeck, Germany from 1955 to 1965, I encourage you to join and participate in the "Lubeck Association". Please email Jim Shaw at: shawj@cvn.net. We would love to hear from you! John and Hann ore Herd

Terry P. Wilde - 12/06/97 00:40:38
My Email:TerWilde@aol.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 1960-1962
What did you do while off duty?: Went to the beaches
Who were your best buddies?: Jim Ware, Eugene Bargo, George German, Jim Beck

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Really surprised to hear from anybody from Lubeck! Good to hear from you. Linda & I have been married for 33 years. We have four grown children and six grandchildren, ranging in age from 3½ years to 12 going on 22. Will try to have more to say later, retty busy with the holidays.

Jim & Heinke Shaw - 12/04/97 20:35:23
My Email:shawj@cvn.net
When were you in Lübeck?: '57-58-59
What did you do while off duty?: Enjoyed the local establishments. Drinking milk and the nearby beach of Travelmunde & Timmendorf. Enjoyed the Reauterkrug Hotel after living in Zwingli Strasse for about a year. Married Heinke Malchow on 05 June 59. Enjoyed my little Austin Healey "Sprite" with bug eyes. Worked in Supply, first for Lt. Jay F. Helms, next for Capt John J. Walsh Jr. then Capt Raymond Medved.
Who were your best buddies?: Phil Hanley, Charly Metz, Carl Bloecher, Bob Keller and Bill Dean Jr.

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In 1975 I was living in Frankfurt, Germany, Jack Weber came by and suggested we start the Lübeck Assocaition. About 4 years later 1979 we started the Lübeck Association in 1980 our first reunion in Savannah, GA. with 14 Lübeckers present at our reunion. Everyone got older but me. Next a reunion after we located Bob Hamilton, was in Mytle Beach, SC. Everyone got older but me. Next was the real reunion in Las Vegas with about 50 couple present. Everyone got older but me.There we decided to go for Lübeck with about 30 couples, again, Everyone got older but me. After Lübeck We had a reunion in Gettysburg with about 25 couples in '90, a cruise in 92 a recruise in 93, again Everyone got old but me. A reunion in 1995 in Lak Tahoe with the largest turn our yet again Everyone got older but me. I look forward to our next reunion in Sept 98 in Washington DC. With Bill Bessel and Fred Johnson in charge. This will be the biggest and best. I wonder if anyone will have gotten oldr. Please make contact with one of us if you have ever been stationed in Lübeck. Jim Shaw, President since 1979.

Gene Ellis - 12/02/97 03:42:27
My Email:gellis@flash.net
When were you in Lübeck?: 11/60 - 4/62
What did you do while off duty?: drink
Who were your best buddies?: Doug Dinnebeck (deceased 1970), Bob Edgerton, John Sterrit, Marshall Gause, Frank Crane, Bernie McCollum, Dave Black, Fred Dwight, Jim Miller, Dave Wrench, Charlie (charming) Burkett, John Winne + many more

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I arrived in Lubeck late in the evening and was greeted by Mike Retz who said, "don't ask me any questions - I'm too short". I lived in Zwingli house briefly and was recruited as a bartender at Jurgen House - my trainers were Dave (Tab) Black and Bernie cCollum (ha!). I moved to Blankensee when it first opened, but in accord with typical government planning, it wasn't big enough to house everyone. E-5's were told they could move out and find their own space while the Army located housing. I lived in the Reuterkreug fr a while before getting a temp room on the Clemenstrasse above a bar and service center (the bartender was a friend of mine). This bar was always full of Polish sailors who either wanted to buy me drinks or beat the shit out of me every time I entered o left my residence. A little later, the Army found me housing. This was a 3 bedroom house on the city lake. the owner was a German contractor who reserved the front room to service his mistresses. He spoke English with a North American accent (too long a story to tell here but he grew up in Canada) and raced Porsche's under an alias. On the few occasions he showed up without his frauleins, he would buy the Asbach and tell outlandish but very interesting stories. I lived with two or three other Ami's in this house but hav blanked out who they were. If you were one of my roomie's, let me know.

Fred Dwight - 12/02/97 00:33:57
My Email:fish horn@aol.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 12/60-6/62
What did you do while off duty?: drink
Who were your best buddies?: Richard Ireland, Duane Carroll, several others.

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After living in Lubeck for a year and a half, I still miss the country. You would think that after 35 years it would be easy to forget. I still have many fond memories of the country and the people that I lived with. Of course, there are a few things t at...... are best forgotten.

Jim Miller - 12/01/97 22:37:57
My Email:MAYB60A@prodigy.com
When were you in Lübeck?: Jul.'60 til Nov.'62
What did you do while off duty?: Basketball vs the "dubs", Bierball vs Co. "A" (we never won), C-Strasse, Maxims, The Riverboat, Konig Pils stube, Rita K.
Who were your best buddies?: Harry Yergey, Dave Wrench, John Schexsnydre, Mike Moyle, Allen Henry, Plus.

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I started my "career" in July '60 and finallyrotated home in November '62. I toiled as a 722Cryptographer (you remember the two duece anda halfs at the far end of the compound) in theCom Center. I first lived in Zwingli Haus withmy "roomie" Harry Yergey waaaaay up on the 3rdfloor before moving out to Blankensee about15 months later. After I bought my new Volvo ($1700) and became "mobile, I spent the reminder of my days at the Stadt Park Haus. After getting out and joining the work force,I was lucky enough to get in on the ground floor of this new thing called "data processing. I spent almost 30 years in that field, mostly with GTE, and retired in 1992. I now spend time honing my golf game with mywife of 33 years Bonnie. We have two daughters,Kimberly and Robyn, both of whom are out ofschool and ALMOST off the dole. Our future plans are to travel (Europe '98) the D.C. reunion later that year, and of course the really big Luebeck trip in 2000.

Jack B. Weber - 12/01/97 19:40:18
My Email:jackweb@morawski.com
When were you in Lübeck?: Late 1958 to Mid 1960
What did you do while off duty?: HA! Drink and go to C-Street
Who were your best buddies?: Fatty Gemmell, Tom Infante, Tab Black, Dooley Johnson, Bo Grey, plus 50 more

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Today the Lubeck Website, tommorrow the World. Sounds familiar? Our time of duty in Lubeck was quite unique. We were totally impervious to the rest of the world and the army. Ah, sweet impetuous youth. We were devoted to drinking, eating, debauching, sleeping and as little work as was humanly possible. To the good life. The making of mirth and merryment. Sweet dreams to all.

Ken Nystrom - 11/30/97 03:57:35
My Email:Plex05d@prodigy.com
When were you in Lübeck?: April 1964 - Dec 1965
What did you do while off duty?: Drank a little bier and met a few ladies
Who were your best buddies?: Geo. M. Koch, ZZ Hadley III, Billy Watson

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If you did not have the chance to experience the "trip" of Lubeck, sorry about that. Some of us may have had a problem keeping our noses clean but I can't think of a better way or place to sow the wild oats. Travemunde in the summer and three day passes to Copenhagen. The Strasse. Oase, Maxims, Roys place etc, Oh so many years and waters through the canals.

Richard (Dick)Gauthier - 11/29/97 02:25:27
My Email:Bikrdick@aol.com
When were you in Lübeck?: 1/58--9/59
What did you do while off duty?: Riverboat,Jerkhaus bar
Who were your best buddies?: Meyer, Walthall, Moran

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Lived a very nice life in Lubeck, did my little 988 duties out at the site, listened to music in my room, went to movies and the bar at Jerk haus, and went downtown to the Riverboat, and the Schiffergeselleshaft occasionally, and sometimes went down by th River. Summer at Travemunde and Timmendorf was great. Bought a 59 VW bug at Wolfsburg, and the army shipped it home to me. Came home in 9/59, went to school at Cal Berkeley, married a beautiful Canadian nurse in 7/61, and we had 2 great kids who are now married. I was an Underwriter for Allstate Insurance for 34 years, retired 12 /94, now on Social Security, and have a part time job back with my old employer.I have a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, and love to tour and travel on it, but unfortunately my wif does not ride with me. We have been living for 35 years in the Pasadena, Altadena California area, but our house is now for sale, and we plan to move out to Palm Desert when it sells. Hope to see all you x Lubeckers in Washington in 1998, and in 2000 inLubeck.





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