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1593) Tom King(now changed to MacDougall) 
Location:
Blaine, Minnesota
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Wednesday 04:12 PM Write a comment

How you boys doing? It's been a long time. Anybody out there from 2nd platoon, 567th Eng., Co. (1983-84)?
1592) Curt 
Location:
West Coast
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Thursday, March 8, 2018 06:42 PM Write a comment

(1592) Larry Fukalek,

Church ruins (St. Maria-Magdalena) in Hangen-Wahlheim. One of the locals rang the bell for us as we wandered through it one day.

Vinyard harvest season and their village Winefests put Oktoberfest to shame, but that's a story you won't hear too much of, I guess.
1591) Curt 
Location:
West Coast
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Thursday, March 8, 2018 06:31 PM Write a comment

(1591) Larry Fukalek,

Oppenheim/Landskron Castle ruins. I saw those, don't think I had a photo of them. This must have been constructed about the same time as the cathedral with the ossuary.
1590) Curt 
Location:
West Coast
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Thursday, February 8, 2018 07:39 PM Write a comment

(1590) Larry Fukalek:

The only thing near Dexheim that's been there longer than Anderson Barracks is Schwabsburg Tower.

Larry Fukalek Tuesday, March 6, 2018 04:03 PM
Curt
If I remember correctly, I believe that there was the ruins of an old church or building, supposedly with a crept of bones under it.

Curt Thursday, March 8, 2018 06:25 PM
Chapel of St Michael (Michaelskapelle) behind the Church of St Katharin is what it says on the Web. I never knew that part, but I did see where the ossuary began. There was a gated doorway into the crypt where you could see the beginnings of the bone pile.

I had a photo of that if I remember right. Lost that with the rest of my Dexheim photos. I had a stack of ADM pictures including the Nahe River raft trip. Never thought anyone would have interest in them, but that was decades before the Web.
1589) Curt 
Location:
West Coast
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Thursday, February 8, 2018 04:55 AM Write a comment

Out of curiosity, were there ever any draftees in ADM? Could draftees be 12E? Or could they be assigned to an ADM platoon as 12B with the idea of going TDY to someplace like Oberammergau for 12E? Were the requirements for ADM training any different overseas than for Ft. Belvoir? Any guess how soon The Donald will bring back the draft? Couple of things to think about.

Larry Fukalek Thursday, February 8, 2018 03:55 PM
When I enlisted in 1962 there was not a 12E listing available. I enlisted as a 12E, wene assigned to my 1st Unit, 12th Engr Bn, Dexheim, Germany I was asked if I wanted to be a 12B. It sounded better than spending all the field time as a 12E so I accepted it. I warked as a 12B2n until a school slot was open, then went to Oberammergau for school. As I remember it, the schooling was the same basically.

Curt Thursday, February 8, 2018 07:53 PM
Lots of things were shutting down when I was in Mainz and Dexheim. I was in 1st Brigade when the '73 OPEC hit and the 509th was sent to Italy. I wasn't airborne and would've had to go to jump school there, but that got closed down. I got put back into my MOS when the airborne left and got to Dexheim not long before everyone got transferred to Hanau.

That was right around the time that all the draftees were given early outs, too, as I remember it. Right around the same time as Watergate ended and President Nixon resigned. I knew a couple of draftees, but didn't really notice anyone being gone until another person mentioned it to me. I mean, I knew ADM left and I didn't as I hadn't been to Oberammergau yet, I was still 12B and stayed in Dexheim. But I didn't realize the draftees were gone, too, until someone told me about it.

But if President Trump or any president after him brings back the draft, letting draftees into sensitive positions is controversial, isn't it? Did they do that back then, or wait until the draftee enlisted after his conscription was over? Do you remember if there were any draftees in the 12th Engineer's ADM platoon back then?

Wherever President Trump takes the country in the next couple of years, there's a couple of spots that bear some introspection about what the nation's military used to be.

"America First." That was Lindbergh's organization 'way long time ago. Most of this has been done before.

Dan Dawson Friday, February 9, 2018 05:41 PM
Yes draftees were in ADM units. We had at least one in our unit in the early 60s. I was in the ADM Platoon, 78th Combat Engineers. I was given a 125.10 MOS when I completed the Oberammergau school.

Curt Sunday, February 11, 2018 03:19 PM
Thank for responding, Dan, that was kind of you. Reason for my question is that the nation's military is quite high-tech now, it's not the steel pot and M-14 days of bygone years. The media's full of stories about how this technology can and is misused at times, and this is all with with what VOLAR has evolved into. If conscription ever returns there's a couple different ways of looking at what could happen afterwards.

Dan Dawson Monday, February 12, 2018 02:40 PM
Curt, Just my 2 cents but I can't see the kind of military build-up they are calling for without a draft, and I can't see how they will ever get that done in the present political environment. Also, a new draft system will not be like the old one, This time there will be few exemptions (as it should be). With that said, a fair draft system will also bring a lot of people that would not otherwise serve and many very qualified and well educated, etc.

Larry Fukalek Monday, February 12, 2018 10:40 PM
My first ADM Unit was Apr 1963, but did not attend ADM School at Oberammergau until Aug 1964, MOS related to 125. In 1967 & 1968 the ADM MOS was 12B2N & in 1969 it became 12E.

Curt Tuesday, February 13, 2018 03:56 PM
Thanks, Dan and Larry. When people ask some of the older veterans for their memories, maybe sometimes some things get overlooked as trivial. They're not, memories like yours are very relevant to what we're experiencing now in the nation. But that may just be my opinion as I'm apparently an older veteran now, too.
1588) Dan Trewartha 
Location:
Appleton, WI
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 02:25 PM Write a comment

(1588) Would this pic be a good one for a t shirt??

Curt Thursday, February 8, 2018 04:46 AM
I like it.

Dan Trewartha Saturday, February 10, 2018 06:12 PM
Not many responses, but thank you Curt!!!

Curt Sunday, February 11, 2018 03:55 PM
I love the smell of fallout in the morning!
1587) Jim Hampton 
Location:
Redmond, WA
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Sunday, January 21, 2018 09:57 PM Write a comment

I came from 25th Inf Div ADM platoon in Hawaii to 66th Engr ADM Co, 5th platoon in 1977 through 1979. Served at Bldg 1950. I was SSG, under platoon sergeant Maines.

jim hampton Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:27 PM
Is there any way to search this site for names or dates in service or duty locations? I am looking for old friends, but would prefer not to scroll through 80 pages... Any master roster or similar? smile

Dan Trewartha Wednesday, January 24, 2018 04:23 PM
Go to the home page, there is a menu on the left. Click on Roster and there is a search function on it's home page. Good Luck!!
1586) David Johnson SP4 Ret :-} 
Location:
Middletown,Ca
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Thursday, January 4, 2018 08:49 PM Write a comment

Hi gang
Benny Joe told me about this site and was checking it out,recognizing faces and names.
Happy 2018 bruthas!!
1585) Marty Hayes 
Location:
Granite Falls, NC
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:13 PM Write a comment

Trying to reunite my dad with some of the guys he served with in the 547th ADM and then got changed to the 567th ADM from May 1968 to October 1969. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1584) Marty Hayes 
Location:
Granite Falls, NC
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:10 PM Write a comment

Trying to reunite my dad with some of the guys he served with in the 547th ADM and then got changed to the 567th ADM from May 1968 to October 1968. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1583) mark boquist 
Location:
spokane wa
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Monday, December 4, 2017 11:16 PM Write a comment

so sorry sgt hinshaw bo
1582) Eugene Hinshaw 
Location:
Alvin TX
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Monday, December 4, 2017 06:43 PM Write a comment

I am sorry to report that 1st Sgt (retired) Elton "Gene" Harrell has passed. He passed on Nov 15, 2017 ater a long illness. He was a great friend and will be missed. His obituary can be found on Herrington Land of Memory Funeral Home, Palestine TX, website.
1581) Curt 
Location:
West Coast
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Friday, December 1, 2017 04:15 PM Write a comment

(1581) Peter, I just noticed that you've got a Scottish Border Reiver clan family name. I've got that, too, from my mom's Hall side. Interesting heritage, one that an American might not even know of unless you have extra time on your hands.

Gets really interesting when you read about Gavin Dunbar.

Curt Thursday, February 8, 2018 08:00 PM
Larry Fukalek,

Looks like the 12th Engineer's ADM platoon advancing on Scwabsburg Tower, right? Must be from your era. Which one is you?

No, I'm wrong. Looks like a bunch of draftees.
1580) Dave Vance 
Location:
Commerce City CO
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Sunday, November 19, 2017 06:19 PM Write a comment

(1580) Here is what i remember our crest looked like.
1579) Dave Vance 
Location:
Commerce City CO
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Sunday, November 19, 2017 06:06 PM Write a comment

(1579) Anyone have any idea where we can purchase a 567th Company Crest?

Larry Fukalek Saturday, January 27, 2018 02:56 PM
You should be able to get them from any military surplus stores

Larry Fukalek Saturday, January 27, 2018 02:57 PM
You should be able to get them from any military surplus stores
1578) Dave Vance 
Location:
Commerce City CO
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Sunday, November 19, 2017 06:02 PM Write a comment

RIP Big Gene!
1577) Charles McGurk 
Location:
Columbus, Ga.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017 02:06 PM Write a comment

Sadly, one of our own passed away yesterday! Eugene (Bubba) Harrell is in my prayers and hopefully yours as well. My condolences to Carol, his wife.

CHUCK B. Thursday, November 16, 2017 07:49 PM
Rest in peace fellow ADMer.

peter, Webmaster Thursday, November 16, 2017 08:09 PM
Does anybody have any pictures of him? I can remember him, always smiling, but I don't seem to have any pictures.

Charlie Tuesday, November 28, 2017 07:48 AM
sent you a picture in your email!
1576) Ron Cukla 
Location:
ADM 9th Engineers A-Burg
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Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:41 PM Write a comment

(1576) Auto-Bahn mishap 1971. The Late Great Gene Ariel was riding shotgun. Whole team would have been lost if it wasn’t for weapons box in rear of vehicle

Curt Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:15 PM
Had to look twice, I thought it was a Gama Goat. Don't you miss those, too?

Larry Fukalek Monday, November 13, 2017 05:34 PM
We had a Gama Goat at the ADM Plt., 16th Engr. Co., in 1972.
1575) Curt 
Location:
West Coast
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 09:52 PM Write a comment

(1575) Dan Trewartha: "Would I love to have the plans to build one of them!!!!(Hint, Hint)"

From what I understand people with enough computer skills can get the particulars of an object from a photo fairly easily.

I found a picture of one of the Crazy Horse frames on the Web. I don't have any idea how I could find the person who originated these, and there's always the possibility that he's got these patented, but I'm certain this photo shows enough of the frame where the engine/transaxle's mounted to give an idea of what you'd be working with.

I wrote to and spoke with the person who bought this frame. He's somewhere in Northern California, which sounds right as that's where the originator did all this at. Fellow didn't like the way the frame sat so he chopped it down to a VW trike. Sacrilege to my way of thinking as you'll never find these things again unless someone like you, Dan, can revive them.

Have Welder, Will Travel, right?

Dan Trewartha Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:06 AM
I am going to try and locate more on it. The pic is great. After I had the 2 back surgeries, I have a hard time riding my 87 Lowrider Harley. Laid it over at a stoplight one day. Not enough strength in my legs. Not much for trikes, but if it keeps me on the road. I am happy!!!

Curt Monday, April 2, 2018 01:03 AM
Just saw your post, Dan, and I noticed that's a VW engine sitting behind the frame. So I'm not sure now how pristine that frame is, the owner may have already started cutting on it. Pretty sure I still have his phone number, he is or was in a trike club. I know he changed the rake but am unsure what he had to do to mount the VW engine.

Not everyone gets excited over trikes but these Renaults were novelties. I hope you're healing up well, but I know the older a person gets the less likely it is for that to happen. Three wheels is less than two but for the old and infirm they make do.

Seriously, I hope you're well.
1574) Douglas Daniels 
Location:
Washington State
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Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:23 PM Write a comment

How many 55G's are on this site? How many on this site were 12E's from WSD/K in the mid 70's?

Jim Cauthron Wednesday, November 1, 2017 04:40 PM
I was a 12E that transitioned to 55G in 1976. I went to Sieglesbach Army Depot, to 197th Old BN, to 59TH Old Bed, to 165th MP CO as the ISG and retired in 85.

Larry Fukalek Tuesday, November 7, 2017 06:08 PM
I was given 55G in 1977. Remained with ADM units with two duties, a 12E Team Chief & as a 55G for as Trainer Maintenance NCO.
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