Re: [8thdivmodern] Baumholder, 1977 t0 1979
- I was in Mainz-Finthen (FAAF) 83-87.
> I was in Mannheim (Coleman)76-79 and went to the 8th__________________________________
> ID PNCOC in Baumholder Feb 78.Mark Currier
> --- Jerry Walker <wilcalak@...> wrote:
> > Does anyone here remember Baumholder, about 1977
> > 1979 era? First, we had that tragic helicopter
> > crash that killed our Div Arty Commander, Col
> > our HHB Commander, Cpt David Johnson, SGM
> > and others? That was quite a loss.
> > Also, we had an American civilian who lived
> > and owned 2 or 3 bars or night clubs. His name
> > Robert White, and had married a German lady there
> > named Hanna Lori (I don't know the spelling). I
> > think he got out in 1966 and stayed there, or
> > something like that. I had a 3 piece country
> > group, and we had played in one of his clubs a few
> > times, the one in the back of town that was pretty
> > good size. I don't mean those old "fish" bars
> > were there.
> > I'm trying to remember more of what Baumholder
> > looked like. I remember a place where you could
> > walk up to the window and order a bratwurst, just
> > off the main street and onto a side street.
> > Just reminiscing, I guess. Our base had up to
> > 12,000 GIs and town only had about 2,500 people.
> > Talk about imbalance!
> > Jerry
> > ---------------------------------
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