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Charlie Battery - Kleingartach

The Barracks Area - 1959 - 1969



- Click Here For Larger Image -Staff Meeting

This is a group of guys from the “BEST” end of the third floor (Over the Mess Hall) planning their later weekend pass activities.

They are, from left to right and back around to front: on the bunk are Phillip Kirkland and Lionel Gonzales, against the wall is Jerry Merrick, then Teddy Howell, and finally I think the guy hamming it up for the camera is Donald Ledoux.




- Click Here For Larger Image -Whoa...! This Group Looks Dangerous

In the back row, left to right are:

“Swede” Hanson, T.V. “Mad Dog” Hall, “Fatty D” DeGrado, “Fighter” Kirkland, “Cooky” Jones, with Calvin Ramsey in front of him.

Sitting on the footlocker, left to right are: “Mac” Maclemore, Ira Perdue, and “The Kid” Wilkins.

This photo taken August 1961.


Image by Francis DeGrado - Illinois - 1961

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- Click Here For Larger Image -OK Line up...

In front is Jim Di Tursi, to his left is John Malcome, in the middle is Delbert Aldridge, and to his right is Jim Frazier.

The G.I. in the very back trying to stick his nose into the photo is not identified, but to me it looks like Ralph Ellet.

In the barracks January 1961.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Sergeant James Ates

SFC James Ates relaxing while reading his mail.

Sgt. Ates worked in Assembly in the Launching Area.

Image by Jim Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania - 1960

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Best Buddies

Wayne Harris and Jim Fitzpatrick best friends forever...!

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Bob Reed with Ruthie

Bob Reed of the Launching Area with Ruthie, who operated the small PX on the first floor across from the canteen. Ruthie was, I think, from Niederhofen.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Ruthie Out Bird Watching

Ruthie was a sweetheart and a very good natured person.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Frau Martin - Battery Tailor

Originally Herr Martin was the battery tailor, but when he died his wife took over his position.

She is remembered as a very sweet and hard working lady, and would tailor our uniforms with great skill and quality.

A tailored set of Khakis always looked and felt good to wear.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Willie The Battery Barber

Willie was a great guy and a good barber.

He was always friendly and ready for a good joke.

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Jim Fitzpatrick Ready For Inspection...!


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