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Re: [8thdivmodern] Re: Lee Barracks

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  • Steven J. Dong
    What unit was that guy from? 5/68 AR? ... What unit was that guy from? 5/68 AR? On March 25, 2013 7:32:56 AM PDT, Jerry Abcd wrote: A co, 5/68 Armor, Turret
    Message 1 of 45 , Mar 25, 2013
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      What unit was that guy from? 5/68 AR?

      On March 25, 2013 7:32:56 AM PDT, Jerry Abcd wrote:

       

      A co, 5/68 Armor, Turret Mechanic 1976-1979

      From: The Groovemaster General of the United States <bukama@...>
      To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 5:46 AM
      Subject: [8thdivmodern] Re: Lee Barracks
       
      I was right down the street from you in A-5/68 (JAN 79 - FEB 82) when that guy took the tank and headed to downtown Mannheim. He went off the bridge and that ended his little outing.

      --- In mailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.com, Red Leg <redleg1one@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I remember all the cars getting checked with mirrors and not just
      > > randomly, everyone one of them. Right before I got to 3/68 AR in June 83 I
      > > had heard of someone stealing a tank and heading toward downtown Mannheim.
      > > Also heard the tank fell off one of the bridges and the guy died. I ran
      > > across a pic on the internet of the tank getting pulled out of the water.
      > >
      >
      > > On Mar 20, 2013, at 8:59 AM, Paul Thomas <thomas2021@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I was in 4/69 Armor from 82 -85 at Lee Barracks. Story was just before I
      > > got there a fellow "fell" out one of the 3rd story windows and broke his
      > > neck but survived. Another was that some yahoo hung a Nazi flag out his
      > > window that almost caused a riot in Gonsenheim. The thing I remember most
      > > was when the Beruit Marines were sent to Weisbaden. Lee went on high alert
      > > with tanks in the street so you had to zig-zag onto the base. We inspected
      > > all the cars with mirrors underneath. I was in the front gate guard shack
      > > when we got a call thay someone was going to mortar the base. Then there
      > > was rumor that a semi of explosives was found nearby. The guess was the
      > > driver decided living was better than meeting up with his 40 virgins. On
      > > the upside was the greek pizza place outside the base run by two brothers.
      > > Good stuff. Paul Thomas A co, 4/69 Armor "Speed and Power"
      > >
      > > *From:* James Turner <jturner368us@...>
      > > *To:* "mailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.commailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > *Sent:* Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:29 AM
      > > *Subject:* Re: [8thdivmodern] Re: Lee Barracks
      > > **
      > >
      > > I think the Buffalo soldier story was a compilation of stories from all
      > > over the Army during the 70's, like I said earlier things were going
      > > downhill when I left 3/68th in 71. There were the heads and juicers, but
      > > having said that most guys were just doing there time and trying to stay
      > > out of trouble. They would smoke a little hash and drink some
      > > wine/beer/etc. In the field or when handling weapons I don't remember
      > > anybody getting high or drunk, maybe after a day on the range.
      > > Good to hear from you Matt.
      > > Looks like activity is picking back up on the Yahoo site, I actually like
      > > it better than FB, just seems easier to navigate.
      > > Jim Turner 3/68 Armor 69-71
      > >
      > > *From:* Matthew Ginn <matthewginn@...>
      > > *To:* mailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.com
      > > *Sent:* Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:30 AM
      > > *Subject:* Re: [8thdivmodern] Re: Lee Barracks
      > >
      > > Nah, Dahmer was with 2/68 Armor. Still 2nd Brigade, though.****I was in
      > > Baumholder from 86-89, then stayed on in Heidelberg into the early 90s. I
      > > never believed that Buffalo Soldier novel, but as time goes by and I hear
      > > more stories from you fellows, I'm beginning to think I might've been
      > > wrong. Not in the late 80s, but maybe the late 70s.****
      > > On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM, David E. Rudd <ai4ji@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > **
      > >
      > > I was in the 2/87, E co. in 1983. Prior to that, I was in the 1/13th in
      > > Baumholder. Next to my barracks in Baumholder was the 1/39th AAAO barracks.
      > > Jeffrey Dahmer's unit, company and barracks.
      > >
      > > David Rudd
      > > Sent from my iPhone AI4JI
      > > On Mar 4, 2013, at 15:49, "KRAZY" <onekrazyyankee@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Don't hear of many from 1/87. I was in 1/39 Mar 72 to Sep 74, worked
      > > the motor pool.****
      > > ** **
      > > -A-A-A-0-****
      > > ** **
      > > *From:* mailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.com [mailto:mailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.commailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.com>]
      > > *On Behalf Of *WILLIAM NUGENT
      > > *Sent:* Monday, March 04, 2013 3:34 PM
      > > *To:* mailto:8thdivmodern%40yahoogroups.com
      > > *Subject:* [8thdivmodern] Re: Lee Barracks****
      > > ** **
      > > ****Not much younger, served October 1970 to February 1972 with the 1st
      > > of the 87th, Balmholder, in Recon squad, assigned to mechanizeed infantry
      > > unit. have not found many that seved there let alone in Balmholder. ******
      > > ****
      > > ****
      > >
      > > ****
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >


    • James Turner
      I heard that the guy was from C 3/68th From: The Groovemaster General of the United States To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday,
      Message 45 of 45 , Mar 25, 2013
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        I heard that the guy was from C 3/68th

        From: The Groovemaster General of the United States <bukama@...>
        To: 8thdivmodern@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:42 PM
        Subject: [8thdivmodern] Re: Lee Barracks
         
        "What unit was that guy from? 5/68 AR?"

        It's been so long ago. I don't remember whether the stolen tank was from 5/68 or 3/68.

        Guess it was a great idea to keep the firing pins in the Arms Room, eh? Can you imagine that idiot running through Mannheim with a combat load of ammo AND the firing pin in place? That could have gotten REAL ugly.

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