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ELIE FOUBERT

Toronto, Canada

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#553
Jun 3, 2010
 
lee wrote:
Elie, those buses were the brown ones. They were somewhat like the city buses here. On a schedule at certain stops at the same time. There were also express buses that ran to and from the etoile with very few stops. I also drove buses from bel manoir which were mostly school runs toand from the school at garche.
Thanks for the ride; we used to visit the PX, the restaurent, newsstand etc. at the Bel Manoir every week; i remember they had a coin sorting machine to roll u.s. coins for free in one the shops. If you ever saw a shiny white 65 Mustang it was my dad's.
Russell Lee Meares

Supply, NC

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#554
Jun 7, 2010
 
My Dad was stationed at Braconne, France in the early 60's. Approximately, 60-63. His name Sgt. Russell Meares. My Sister Mary, married Floyd Osborne. My younger sister Sylvia was born there.
Russell Lee Meares

Supply, NC

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#555
Jun 7, 2010
 
Anyone knowing about the Base in Toul, France? I would appreciate a contact. My Dad and family were stationed there about 63-66. Russell Meares, was his name. He was in 101st Trans. Div.?
My Mom, entertained a lot of young soldiers at our house for lot's of "Home Cooked" meals. I remember we lived in a small village between Toul and Nancy. Had to catch the bus to school on base. Enjoyed Sat. movies. Western serials and a good movie for about a quarter.
Even though I was small, I have some good memories. One guy he was stationed with, taught me to throw my first softball. contact: Russell "Buddy" Meares @ "rustle_leeme@yahoo.com "
MERCIER jean Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

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#556
Jun 8, 2010
 
Of Bill FAWVOR,wrote
The same Machnowski I knew. He worked with or for McCabe in the depot. Both departed in late 1966 or early 1967. They were not there when the base closed on 31 Mar 67. There was only one American assigned to COD on that date; me. A Captain Sedikas (I think) and a Sergeant whose name I do not remember were assigned as caretakers until the turnover to French control which took place later.
lee young

Whitney, TX

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#557
Jun 9, 2010
 
i am still looking for any of the old outlaw truckers from 1st truck co at maison fort in orleans. summer of 60 til jan 63. also anyone who drove buses out of camp de loges or bel manoir motor pools. do any of you who went to school at garches remember going to the ice skating rink on the buses ? iremember some of the girls were from fountainbleau and i think they stayed there for school. does anyone remember arlette van vorst who worked at the px at bel manoir or francois in the commisary?
Odile RAYNAUD TONIN

Bellac, France

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#558
Jun 14, 2010
 
veuillez m'excuser, je ne parle pas bien anglais,je me sers d'un traducteur pour vous écrire. Je recherche 2 amis américains,(Christine et Gordon PETOTE enfants jumeaux) dont le papa était militaire US, baséà Bussac Forêt en Charente Maritime dans le début des années 60 dans le cadre de l'OTAN. j'ai très peu d'informations supplémentaires, sauf de savoir si ils sont partis en Allemagne ou aux USA vers 1965 / 66. Le camp a été fermé en 1968 semble t-il. J'ai très envi de le retrouver, car leur bref passage dans notre école est très présent dans mon esprit. Merci de ce que vous ferez pour m'aider. Amitiés de France
Pour me contacter: odisle@hotmail.fr
Please excuse me, I do not speak English good(well), I use(get) a translator to write you. I look for 2 American friends,(Christine and Gordon PETOTE twin children) whose dad was military US, based to Bussac Forêt in Charente-Maritime in the beginning of the 60s within the framework of the NATO. I have little additional information, except to know if they left for Germany or to the USA by 1965 / 66. The camp was closed in 1968 seem t-il. I envi very to find him(it), because their brief passage in our school is very present in my spirit. Thank you for what you will make to help me. Best regards of France
To contact me: odisle@hotmail.fr
Linda Goeringer

AOL

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#559
Jun 17, 2010
 
I lived in Meung Sur Loire, France (off base) from 1959-1961. My brother-in Law was stationed in Orleans Col Billy G Walker (althought not a Col then). I went to American school in Orleans( i would have been in 5th and 6th grade) but don't remember names of bases or schools! If anyone has info please advise...thanks!
lee

United States

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#560
Jun 17, 2010
 
the bases were maison fort and harbord barracks.it looks like there is apts. and houses in those places now.
Robin Wieten

Oxford, MI

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#561
Jun 20, 2010
 
It is now 2010 and these posts are from 2007. I am hoping somehow that someone is reading this?
Barb, I stay with a woman, now in the south of France, who worked at Camp De Loges. She has such fond memories of her work there and all the fun people she met. I would love to find some pictures of the camp and maybe group shots where she might recognize people. I am leaving for France in three days. Please e-mail me if you want to e-mail me some of the photos. I could ask her about the people. I leave June 24. jrwieten@yahoo.com
Barb Kitzmiller Curtis wrote:
We lived in army housing near Feucherolles from 1959-1963 and my dad worked at Camp De Loges. I have tons of pictures and slides but since I am the sole survivor of my family and was only six years old in 1959, I am unsure as to being able to identify the places and people in the photos. I just know that we were in Feucherolles.
Henry Watkins

Tucson, AZ

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Jun 22, 2010
 

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DaveyBoy wrote:
I was the company clerk for the 11th Gen Dispensary from the latter part of 63 until July 65. Many memories and many photo's of Braconne and the surrounding countryside. Would love to hear from anyone who was there.Some great memories.
http://oliciouslife.com/flawless-skin/
Hello, I have one photograph of Doctor (Capt.) Richard? Diamond and myself taken at the Dispensary main door in 1963.
Charles Chernofsky

Philadelphia, PA

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#563
Jun 23, 2010
 
Hubert Nadeau wrote:
I was stationed with the 319th Station Hospital in Bussac France from 1957 to 1960 . I would appreciate any comments from anybody of that period..... Hubert Nadeau
I was stationed with the 319th from July 4th, 1959 to January 21, 1961. I was the aide to Major Jacobs until Col. Zalkin banished me to the medical supply warehouse on the otherside of the base.

I can be reached at charles@cbcadlaw.com
Charles Chernofsky

Philadelphia, PA

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#564
Jun 23, 2010
 
I was stationed with the 319th from July 4, 1959 to January 21, 1961. I was an aide to Major Jacobs until Col, Zalken banished me to the medical supply warehouse on the other side of the base.

I can be reached at: charles@cbcadlaw.com
Debbie

Bay Village, OH

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#565
Jun 23, 2010
 
I lived in Saint Jean De Braye near Orleans from 1960-1963. I was very young and am trying to locate exactly where we lived. My parents and older siblings are deceased. I was wondering if maybe the army may have a record of addresses my father had during his military career. We lived near a canal, which I found, but not sure of the exact apartments, lots of military lived there also. If anyone knows, please let me know.
Walt Bollech

Philadelphia, PA

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#566
Jun 24, 2010
 
lee wrote:
hey walt, Im sure i probably knew some of the guys from signal corp but i just dont recall any names. were you in the same bldg that the french telephone operators were in? I knew some of them well. wish I could remember names
Hello Lee,
Yes, I worked in the same building (#503) with them. I do
remember a few of their names after all these years. Mimi,
a tall blonde, Denis, a shift supt and Suize a oriental girl
married to a frenchman. Do any of those names ring a bell?
MERCIER jean Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

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#567
Jun 28, 2010
 
Charles W. Johnston
Frank Gretz
Mitchell Milovich
Hello to you.
I soon end my 2nd book on the American camps of Deceitful to Chizé.
You have photos to send me, my book countered very soon!
You can me contacter:jan.mercier@yahoo.fr
I am native of the region of Niort.
Friendly
Jean-Pierre MERCIER
Bordeaux
Thanks - Terry Boote

Cypress, TX

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#569
Jul 8, 2010
 
Terry Boote wrote:
Hi Jim-
I was stationed in the Caserne in 1966/67. I believe it in now a French prison. From what I have found on the internet it has not changed a whole lot in appearance. I think the street name had "Caserne" in it, which might help you find it on a map.
Terry Boote
Hi Terry,
Thanks for you tip.
I searched and finally located the Caserne at the end of Caserne street. "Imagine that!"
When I look at the aerial view, parts of the Post look as I remember but I can't reconcile other parts with the memories of the 10 year old boy in my mind.
I have memories of the Elementary School & Junior High which do not appear to be there. I seem to remember the Bowling Alley being across the street from the Movie Theater but I can't locate these buildings. Likewise the NCO club where we would go once a month or so and the Library.
Could you give me any help locating these buildings from the aerial view? Do you have any pictures of the Post? I would really appreciate any help you can give with the layout of the Post.
Regards,
Jim
Pete Johnston

United States

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#570
Jul 9, 2010
 
Russell Lee Meares wrote:
My Dad was stationed at Braconne, France in the early 60's. Approximately, 60-63. His name Sgt. Russell Meares. My Sister Mary, married Floyd Osborne. My younger sister Sylvia was born there.

I went to elementary school at Braconne during that time frame. My dad, Ralph Johnston was an NCO (engineer) and managed the movie theater and bowling alley. My Mom, Millie sold car insurance and managed the NCO club. I'll see if my two older sisters remember anything.
Pete
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Portland, OR

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#571
Jul 12, 2010
 
Howdy,

I was a S-2 Clerk for the HQ 1 Sig gp and asked to be to be transferred as the Company Armorer fot the 269th signal Co. at Harbored Barracks. 1962-1964. Did you clean your M14?

Take care,
Jorge wrote:
I was stationed in Orleans France from June 1960 to September 1962. My post of duty was Harbord Barracks, 269 Signal Co.(Svc). It was a gret experience and I found the people in the city of Orleans very pleasant. I also lived on Rue Bannier off post. Great city!
Bill Ferris

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#572
Jul 13, 2010
 
Bill Young wrote:
Does anyone remember Buttercups Chicken Shack in Paris during the 60's? It was once the home of the infamous Cafe La Boheme...but it turned into a great jazz joint where visiting American artists (and local French aficinados) could go the hear good music. I last visited in 1965...but when I went back in 2000 I couldn't find its location (I think it was in the Area of the Gare du Montparnasse, and that entire area was "redeveloped". I did manage to find the Le Chat Qui Peche jazz club...I saw the Ray Brown trio there in 1966.
I was last at the LaBoheme in Sept 1964. It at that time was for G.I.'s only & only French women were allowed in. It was my understanding that it was owned by a former Polish POW from WWII who was freed by US forces. It was on Rue du Montparnasse down an alleyway. I was stationed at Caserne Larboisiere, Fountainbleau from Nov 1962-Sept 1964. Bill Ferris, Bucksport, Maine.E-mail address is BilMar1981@aol.com
bob holland

Macon, GA

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#573
Jul 14, 2010
 
Russell Lee Meares wrote:
Anyone knowing about the Base in Toul, France? I would appreciate a contact. My Dad and family were stationed there about 63-66. Russell Meares, was his name. He was in 101st Trans. Div.?
My Mom, entertained a lot of young soldiers at our house for lot's of "Home Cooked" meals. I remember we lived in a small village between Toul and Nancy. Had to catch the bus to school on base. Enjoyed Sat. movies. Western serials and a good movie for about a quarter.
Even though I was small, I have some good memories. One guy he was stationed with, taught me to throw my first softball. contact: Russell "Buddy" Meares @ "rustle_leeme@yahoo.com "
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