Guestbook Entries

Date: 03/09/2012
Name: Tom Emard
E-mail: tomemard@embarqmail.com
Location: Indiana
Referred by: Guest
Comments: I was stationed in eastern France from 1965-1967 in Nancy and Verdun France. I was a buck sergeant in charge of some postal operations until I went home. I can still remember the old COMZ unit patches we wore back then. God bless America!

Date: 03/04/2012
Name: richard hansen
E-mail: rc4153@volcano.net
Location:
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Comments: Stationed in Sampigny Chemical Depot Sampigny France 3-26-56 to sept 15 1958 As A Securty Guard until depot was deactivated and returned to French control. Great article. Good spot to do my time. thanks

Date: 03/02/2012
Name: Larry Nuqui
E-mail: lgnuqui@roadrunner.com
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
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Comments: Lived here 1959-1961 on Post as a Dependent. My father was the 1st Sgt for the Field Hospital back then. Our neighbors were the Landry's and I only remember the Kid's name (Donna and Steven)

Date: 02/29/2012
Name: Jim Etzel
E-mail: bobcob7553@yahoo.com
Location: Galesburg Il
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Date: 02/27/2012
Name: Harry Mapes
E-mail: harrymapes97@yahoo.com
Location: Sidi Brahim Caserne, Etain
Referred by: Randall Kiser
Comments: Just got to this site but already found connection for the high school in Verdun I was looking for. Thanks

Date: 02/13/2012
Name: Robert(Bob) Crockett
E-mail: cmeandbob@hotmail.com
Location: PO Box 699, Eleanor WV 25070
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Comments: I was a SP4 electrician stationed with the 97th Eng. Battalion, Construction Co. C. in Verdun 1956-1959. We first lived in quonset huts outside Maginot Caserne. Later we moved into one wing of the new hospital while we were building the golf course next to it. Later we moved back to Maginot Caserne until I rotated back to the states. I have good memories of my time in France. I spent lots of TDY in Chalons on the airforce base while working on a nearby tank farm. I also went to Chinon Pipeline School and Utility NCO School in Murnau, Germany. I'm looking for old buddies that served with me during my time in Verdun. If anyone has any pictures of the Chicago area and other installations outside the Maginot Caserne, I would sure like to hear from you. Check out the 97th Eng. page on Military.com.

Date: 02/04/2012
Name: Anneliese Markwell
E-mail: annmakwell@ymail.com
Location: Coldwater,Ms
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Comments: My husband,Thomas Markwell, was in the 507Eng Company in 1960-1962 stationed in Toul,France.He would like to hear from some of our old friends(Charles& Loratta)and( Bessie & her husband)all from Arkansas.

Date: 01/25/2012
Name: art lambert
E-mail: rtoul1@yahoo.com
Location: WI
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Comments: enjoyed looking at the photos. I was with the 64th MP Co. in Toul, June 1963 to April 1965. Still like the area and have been back 5 or 6 time to "relive" good memories!!!!

Date: 01/19/2012
Name: ivan molstad
E-mail: ivan_molstad@hotmail.com
Location: arlington wa
Referred by: surfing
Comments: TFAD - 1960, 1962, - 256th sig co. Took care of little white dog we called Mo.Broke coller bone at co picnic at Verdun. Won first place at high jump.Patched up at hospatal. Sent back to TFAD.Would like to know what happened to Mo.

Date: 01/13/2012
Name: David Askins
E-mail: davidaskins@peoplescom.net
Location: Lake Fork, TX
Referred by: Ron Cothern
Comments: Stationed w/256th 08/63 to 08/66, Commcenter. Was opns nco when I left and trick chief. Hey Rich Mathews, think I might have pix. Sorry to hear about Jim Beauchamp. Wondered what happened to website.

Date: 12/24/2011
Name: WILLAUME
E-mail: willcody@wanadoo.fr
Location: Verdun France
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Comments: Seach my friend John Russel MP Maginot caserne 1958-1961 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Date: 12/21/2011
Name: Marvin L. Cruce
E-mail: rmcruce@peoplepc.com
Location: Augusta, Ga.
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Comments: I was stationed in the US Army Gen Depot during 1957-1960

Date: 12/18/2011
Name: Harold Jennings
E-mail: hjennings@mac.com
Location: Portland, OR
Referred by: surfing
Comments: My good friend James Beauchamp left a message on your website dated 4/22/2008. He also had a Verdun website called 256th Signal Co. (SPT). He must have been working on it and left it unfinished because I can no longer get access to it. Sadly, my friend Jim, or Bo, as I called him, passed away after surgery during the early hours of 12/17/2011. We both worked in the photo lab. I thought I'd leave the sad news on your website because many people have visited both sites and I don't know how else to notify people. I miss him greatly and thanks for your very fine website as well.

Date: 12/07/2011
Name: Gil Blanco
E-mail: gmblanco@sbcglobal.net
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Comments: Thanks for sharing wonderful memories of our service in France. Let's stay in touch. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Date: 11/28/2011
Name: G. W. Dahlberg
E-mail: geomrr94@yahoo.com
Location: Williamstown, KY
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Date: 10/11/2011
Name: Dawn Schramm
E-mail: lglassistant2@yahoo.com
Location:
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Comments: My father was stationed at Verdun until 1964.

Date: 10/09/2011
Name: barbara apodaca ( Salva Now)
E-mail: barbara628@sbcglobal.net
Location: Verdun
Referred by: sister Malva Apodaca
Comments: I more to add dad mom work the theater in Verdun, Mt was Stg. James Apodaca and mom was Margeat.

Date: 10/09/2011
Name: barbara apodaca ( Salva Now)
E-mail: barbara628@sbcglobal.net
Location: Californa
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Comments: My dad (Stg. James Apodaca was station in Verdun,France in 1959 to 1963.

Date: 09/23/2011
Name: Robert Lee Thomas
E-mail: rl1956@yahoo.com
Location: United States
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Comments: I was born in Verdun in Aug 1956 at the American hospital while my father was stationed there.

Date: 09/07/2011
Name: Kathy Simon
E-mail: sim0nsez99@yahoo.com
Location: Florida, USA
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Comments: I was born in Verdun in 1963. My father was in the Army and my mother is from Metz. I would love to find a web site with pictures of the town and the army base. I would like to know more about where I was born. Thanks for making this site.

Date: 08/12/2011
Name: FRANK MILANO JR
E-mail: FMSWEETTOOTH826@AOL.COM
Location: NEW JERSEY
Referred by: web site trois fontaine ammo depot.
Comments: I WAS STATIONED AT TFAD 1959 TO 1963 I WAS IN VERDUN ON TDY DRIVING FOR THE COMMANDING GENERAL, HIS REGULAR DRIVER WAS STILL IN ITALY WAITING TO TRANSFER TO VERDUN. HE ALREADY HAD A TRANFER AND HAD TO WAIT SOME TIME BEFORE HE COULD DO IT Again.this was in 1961.

Date: 08/08/2011
Name: Leon Ceniceros
E-mail: mesaman60@yahoo.com
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Referred by: David Kiser
Comments: Looking for Zac Dun from the 56th General Hospital. He drove a Facel Vega sportscar. Pretty sure he was a Spec-5. Also any nurses, doctors, officers from the 56th. mesaman60@yahoo.com

Date: 07/31/2011
Name: Bill Schoonover, LTC, USA (Ret.)
E-mail: wschoon777@aol.com
Location: Oak Harbor, WA 98277
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Comments: End of '55 to beginning of '59. H&S Co, 97th Engr Bn (Cons). When I got there it took 32 months of active duty to get your first stripe. That meant every draftee went home a slick sleeve, and the RA's went home as PFC's. Fortunately I had mine before I got there. For those of you in Orleans, we irreverantly referred to the statue of Jeanne d'Arc as "Joanie on the Pony."

Date: 07/24/2011
Name: Larry L Castleman
E-mail: LLCHIEF@AOL.COM
Location: Dothan Alabama
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Comments: Served with Co A, 97th Engr Bn Const, Vassincourt, France 1958-1960.

Date: 07/17/2011
Name: Bob Letterman
E-mail: bob@bobletterman.com
Location: St. Louis, Missouri area
Referred by: Found
Comments: I was stationed in Verdun Maginot Caserne, later Etain AFB then the Transportation Depot in Etain. 1959 to 1962.

Date: 07/11/2011
Name: Donald greco
E-mail: ROSSRIDGE@aol.com
Location:
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Date: 06/28/2011
Name: Gerald Hosford
E-mail: wa8fak@gmail.com
Location: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Referred by: me
Comments: I was stationed at 42nd field hospital from July 1960 through April 1962. This brings back many memories. I hated Verdun at the time but would love to go back and see it again.

Date: 06/24/2011
Name: BOB LIEDER
E-mail: bobandruthanne@hotmail.com
Location: California
Referred by:
Comments: Stationed Verdun Signal Depot March 1956 to June 1957.

Date: 06/22/2011
Name: Donald Webb
E-mail: fulltimers3@yahoo.com
Location: New York
Referred by:
Comments: 97th Eng. Co A 1965-66

Date: 06/12/2011
Name: John "Henry" Ford
E-mail: dragracerjohn@gmail.com
Location: Livingston, TX
Referred by: 97th Eng Co "A" - 1964 - 1966
Comments: Worked in the motor pool and Ord supply. Made the trip to Chicago area regularly for stuff. Spent 3 yrs in Verdun, had a great time hope to hear from some of the old timers. I have kept up with only one person from that tiem, Milton Roseland. Later

Date: 06/11/2011
Name: Thomas L. West
E-mail: mamaandpa@att.net
Location: Savannah, Ga.
Referred by: Leon Purdham
Comments: I have several photos,but can't scan at this time, anyone interested let me know.

Date: 06/11/2011
Name: Thomas West
E-mail:
Location: Savannah, Ga
Referred by:
Comments: Left off the dates I was stationed at 7768, May 1955 to October 1957, was Signal Supply Specilists worked in Stock Management Branch, Sgt. Bailey and a German civilian supervisor

Date: 06/05/2011
Name: Rick Ranzenberger
E-mail: Rickranz@gmail.com
Location: Coon Rapids MN 55433
Referred by: Dave Kiser
Comments:

Date: 05/26/2011
Name: Hans P Hacker
E-mail: cvetteplanotx@verizon.net
Location: Plano, Texas
Referred by: David (Randall)Kiser
Comments: Stationed at Verdun 1966-1967

Date: 05/26/2011
Name: juames Kirby
E-mail: jamesnkirby@msn.com
Location: Alabama
Referred by: N/A
Comments: I was stationed in Verdun in 1957/58 and had a MOS of 214,,, rode a 2nd. ww2 harley davidson,,, Loved the area,,visited Luxemburg,,Worlds fair in Brussels and many other places along with some "GREAT" restaurants!!

Date: 05/24/2011
Name: Gottlieb A (Al) Kohli
E-mail: kohli606@earthlink.net
Location: Pearland, Tx.
Referred by: Leon Purdham
Comments: Served in Verdun from 1956 to 1959 as machine operator inthe IBM section. Spent too many nights standing in the cold waiting for enough troops living off post to arrive during a muster.

Date: 05/14/2011
Name: Alvin Owens
E-mail: jowens@mis.net
Location: Frankfort, Ky
Referred by:
Comments: I was with the 256th Sig. Co. from June 66 thru March 67 at Maginot Caserne.

Date: 05/09/2011
Name: Joey Craparotta
E-mail: joeycisme@hotmail.com
Location: Orange City,Fl
Referred by:
Comments: 1958-1961, 581st enginners Chinon,france

Date: 04/16/2011
Name: Cecil D. Travis
E-mail: travis_40gal@hotmail.com
Location: Shepherd, Mi
Referred by: Ralph Wynsma
Comments: I spent a year at Verdun radio repair spring of 1956 to spring of 1957.

Date: 04/14/2011
Name: Michael A. McDonnell
E-mail: investigator @michaelamcdonnell.com
Location: Copperas Cove, TX
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Comments: I was stationed at Trois-Fontaine and Vassincourt o/a October 1959 to June 1963. (I may have to write a correction after I check some old paperwork.)

Date: 04/14/2011
Name: Claire E. Wise
E-mail: wisestoryteller@juno,com
Location: Denver, CO
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Comments: 53-56 American School. Saw Robert Daily, Byron Carr. Tom Reynolds, Margie Morris. Recognize these people? I am looking for the rest of you guys!! Claire

Date: 04/11/2011
Name: Sheldon Rueff
E-mail: ruefftop@aol.com
Location: Chana, Illinois
Referred by: Found site by accident
Comments: I was stationed in Verdun with the 256th Signal Co. from July 1st 1964 until late November of 1965. If you know anyone from that time period let me know their name and e-mail address. Thanks Sheldon

Date: 04/04/2011
Name: ray smitherman
E-mail: raysmthrmn@yahoo.com
Location: roopville ga, 30170
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Comments: 56 verdun france

Date: 04/03/2011
Name: Jerome Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live.com
Location: NC
Referred by: Leon
Comments: I received a email from Joe Keener. He was a tall red head and the company cook for the Signal Depot ( 7768 ) We all remember the cook , mail clerk and suppy Sgt. Jerry

Date: 04/02/2011
Name: Letcher O. Simmons
E-mail: lsimmons40@nc.rr.com
Location: Clayton, N.C.
Referred by: Leon Purdham
Comments: Stationed 1957--1959. 7768 Signal Depot. Enjoy the pics.,really bring back great memories. Looking for some guys from the company. Paul Pisarsky,Roger Corn,Kevin Voss, Robert Levitt,Herbert Knibbs. Keep the pics coming. Thanks

Date: 04/02/2011
Name: Letcher O. Simmons
E-mail: lsimmons40@nc.rr.com
Location:
Referred by: Leon Purdham
Comments: Forgot to add the following; Looking for some guys that were on the Verdun Cardinals basketball team 1958-1957. Our coach was Coach Timmons. Remember a couple guys, Walker and Walden. Thanks again.

Date: 04/02/2011
Name: Jerome E. Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live.com
Location: Marion, NC
Referred by: Leon
Comments: That list that Simmons made is probably all in jail. lol....We all got a ride in the patty wagon right to the stockade door. Those guys were being bad. That's the last time I went AWOL with that bunch lol

Date: 04/01/2011
Name: Gary Sorenson
E-mail: hwins@ruralnetwork.net
Location: Weiser, Idaho
Referred by: David Kiser
Comments: There is a reunion? We got moved out in 1967

Date: 03/31/2011
Name: John G. Runion, Sr.
E-mail: jgr6567comz@yahoo.com
Location: Houston, Texas
Referred by:
Comments: I served in Cold War France in the 1st Signal Group 313th Signal HQ., 313th NCOIC SGT. Detachment "E" Commander, St. Nazaire, Orleans, France, Poitiers, Ingrandes/Chatellerault, St. Nazaire; from Jaunuary, 1965 through turnover in June, 1967. I was the "LAST" NCO in the 313th Signal to depart French soil!

Date: 03/30/2011
Name: Letcher O. Simmons
E-mail: lsimmons40@nc.rr.com
Location:
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Date: 03/24/2011
Name: Robert R. Daily, Jr.
E-mail: robert.daily@opm.gov
Location: Amarillo, TX
Referred by:
Comments: My father, MSG Robert R. Daily, was the supply sergeant for the 7965 unit at Maginot Caserne from 1952 to 1955. I attended the Verdun American School on post in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. We lived in three different locations: Varennes, Eix, a little village between Verdun and Etain and finally, on 32 Rue de Colmar in Verdun. I have been to a great many of the locations depicted in these pictures. They brought back very fond memories of my three years in France. When we lived in Eix, I could ride my bike to Fort Douamont and Fort De Vaux. My friends and I played in old fortifications all over the area and my mother would have had a stroke if she knew some of the stuff we picked up. I remember going to the theater and bowling alley on Gribauval Caserne. The army also ran a theater called the Vox in downtown Verdun. Again, I really enjoyed the pictures.

Date: 03/24/2011
Name: Carol Mullinax Materna
E-mail: carolmaterna@yahoo.com
Location: Akron ioOh
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Comments: I was a USArmy WAC at the Maginot in Verdun France between 1965 - 1966. I worked for Colonel McDonald at S&MA

Date: 03/01/2011
Name: Jerome Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live .com
Location: Marion NC
Referred by: Leon
Comments: I looked thru the guestbook. I found at least 5 GI's stationed with me in Verdun and Sampigny from July 56 to March 59. I sent them a pic of me and a short note. I'd love to hear back from them. Jerry

Date: 03/01/2011
Name: Jerome Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live.com
Location: Ohio..moved to Marion NC
Referred by: Leon
Comments: 56-59 Signal Depot Verdun. I looked at the pic's again and found spoted Angelo Cinti. I was in his room along with-Suske, Womack, Vick, Yatrose, Westmorland, Barnes. Excuse my spelling.A young kid named Tom Person and myself were placed in the above guys room for a short time. Pearson got out early. I tried to look him up in 1976. I found his family and they told me he had died right after being discharged. I thing he was 20.I sent his family pic's of him after I got home. I had taken my 10 year old son on a 2week cycle trip down along the Mississippi river to New Orleins.I also looked up Sgt James A. Harper. My son and I stayed with him over night.19 of us went to school at Ft Lee together and all were shiped to 7768 Co. Pearson, Harper ,Hatfield. Hatfield died in a car wreck along with Sgt Fernandeze on the curve over the bridge on the way to town. Do you rember the cook in our co that bought the bar near that curve ? I think his name was Matt ??? He also louned money. Payday he'd be right there to get his bucks lol. Chapman was another of the 19. He bought a car and killed two Polish Grd's. I ended up in the brig. lol I did receive an Honerable dischage. Thank God for that. I use the VA for my meds etc. Capt Elliot came up to me and said now your a man. lol I went in the Army on my 17th birthday. I smile about my brig time often. The brig really sucks lol.

Date: 03/01/2011
Name: Jerome Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live.com
Location: Marion NC
Referred by: Leon and Frank
Comments: Amsterdam...a gal named Whiskey Willy. Lord, Lord what a gal. Roy vick told me to look her up and I did. She told me she was going to mary Roy. Not sure how that went. lol. Like to find Roy and find out. Leon called and we talked a long time. Frank was it you that went to Amsterdam with me ? I'm the only one that got any on that trip. True she was dark but kind and sexy. We both like wine.

Date: 02/28/2011
Name: Jerome Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live.com
Location: Ohio...just moved to NC
Referred by: Leon
Comments: I was stationed in Verdun at the 7768 Sinal Depot from July 56 till March 59.Had several months TDY at Sampigny in 1958.

Date: 02/28/2011
Name: Jerome Morris
E-mail: lakejames@live.com
Location: Marion NC
Referred by: Lean
Comments: Thanks guys...I just went thru the pic's. I roomed with 2 of the guys. I knew several more..Westmorland Sgt Ayon,what a great sarg he was. I worked under him. Sgt Scott. another guy I think his name is Murchison. I can't remember the one guys name, but he was in the room with Westmoeland and me in 56. Then they moved me to the other building. THAT WAS GREAT TO SEE THOSE PICS

Date: 02/24/2011
Name: william f. lawrence
E-mail: bandaoncourt@gmail.com
Location: naples,florida
Referred by: leon purdam
Comments: june 1957-nov.1958

Date: 02/24/2011
Name: Bob Greenup
E-mail: bobgr@live.com
Location: Missouri
Referred by:
Comments: Found this site by accident

Date: 02/21/2011
Name: Frank Perez
E-mail: fperezsatx@yahoo.com
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Referred by:
Comments: Verdun France, 4th Logistics, worked at the Airfield 1960 - 1962

Date: 02/16/2011
Name: Leon Ceniceros
E-mail: mesaman60@yahoo.com
Location: 56th General Hospital, Verdun
Referred by: David Kiser, 56th G.H., ER Medic
Comments: Do any of you remember Chez Mamie or was it called Chez Mimi. I think it was on D603 or N603, the highway (2 lane mostly) between Verdun and Etain. The owner was a nice, friendly, well-dressed French lady. The restaurant had a main floor and a small upper floor (booths with curtains..lol). Mostly GI's went there. It was about the only restaurant in Verdun where you could bring your girl friend or just a "friend" without any grumblings by the waiters or other diners. You know what I mean. Be great if anyone had a photo or two or a memory about Chez Mamie(Mimi). My email address = mesaman60@yahoo.com.

Date: 02/13/2011
Name: Robert (Bob) Crockett
E-mail: cmeandbob@hotmail.com
Location: PO Box 699, Eleanor West Virginia 25070
Referred by:
Comments: I was a SP4 electrician stationed with the 97th Eng. Battalion, Construction Co.C. in Verdun 1956-1959. We first lived in quonset huts outside Maginot Caserne. Later we moved into one wing of the new hospital while we were building the golf course next to it. Later we moved back to Maginot Caserne until I rotated back to the states. I have good memories of my time in France. I spent lots of TDY in Chalons on the airforce base while working on the nearby tank farm. I also went to Chinon Pipeline School and Utility NCO School in Murnau, Germany. I'm looking for old buddies that served with me during my time in Verdun. If anyone has any pictures of the Chicago area and other installations outside the Maginot Caserne, I would sure like to hear from you. Check out the 97th Eng. page on Military.com.

Date: 02/08/2011
Name: Wm. Archie Pearson
E-mail: guitarman1947@yahoo.com
Location: Buda Tx.
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Comments: I was stationed in Chinon in June 1966 with Co.A 83rd. Engineers. Was there until we moved up to Wharton Barracks in Heilbronn Germany 1967. Would love to touch base with others stationed there. Thanks.

Date: 02/02/2011
Name: Ina Snyder
E-mail: catladyIna@aol.com
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Referred by: self
Comments: My husband was stationed at Verdun 1964 to 1967 with Company C Supply and Maintence Agency at Maginot. I worked as a civilian nurse at the 56th General and our oldest son was born there.

Date: 01/30/2011
Name: irving alden
E-mail: ialden@epix.net
Location: pa.
Referred by: surfing
Comments: was in france 543 engr. '59-'62

Date: 01/26/2011
Name: Rich Mathews
E-mail: rpmathews731@aol.com
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Referred by:
Comments: I was stationed at the 256th Sig Co. in the Comm-Center from 1962 through 1964. Anyone out there...send something along to me. This is my latest email address. I am real anxious to here from anyone I served with. It's been a long time. Too long. Regards, Rich

Date: 01/19/2011
Name: Ina Snyder
E-mail: catladyIna@aol.com
Location: Ohio
Referred by: self
Comments: Love the pictures. My husband and I were stationed in Verdun 1965 to 67. He was SP5 Wayne W. Snyder, attached to the Supply company at Maginot. I worked as a civilian RN at the 56th General Hospital. Our son was born there in 1965. What a great tour.

Date: 01/18/2011
Name: Vito Slapelis
E-mail: vslapelis@frontier.com
Location: Rochester NY
Referred by:
Comments: I served in Verdun 1956-1957 at the Signal Depot.

Date: 01/18/2011
Name: Vito Slapelis
E-mail: vslapelis@frontier.com
Location: Rochester NY
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Comments: I served in Verdun 1956-1957 at the Signal Depot. My company was billeted at Gribeauval. Every day we marched across the field to the Signal Depot and when the field was under water in spring we had a walkway made of wooden pallets.

Date: 01/12/2011
Name: Byron L Carr
E-mail: byroncarr@msn.com
Location: USA
Referred by:
Comments: My father Lt.Col Walter L Carr was stationed in Verdun some time in the early fifty's he was attached to the 39th ord. There was no school past the 9th grade we went to K-town for the rest of our high school edu.I would like to touch base with anyone who remembers my father or my self please feel free to contact me at the above e-mail

Date: 01/10/2011
Name: Cindy
E-mail: cmaw52@hotmail.com
Location: Dundee, Florida
Referred by: browsing
Comments: my family was stationed first at Colin (Metz) then transferred to Chambly the early 60's. I would love to hear from individual there during this time. I was in 4th-5th & 6th grade.

Date: 01/10/2011
Name: Dave Heiss
E-mail: StarRider45@verizon.net
Location: Pennsylvania
Referred by:
Comments: I was stationed at the 56th General Hospital from 1964 to 1966. James Moore and Phillip Hertzog were two of my friends that I have lost contact with. Jim left and went to V.N. Phillip got out of the service in 1966. If anyone knows them or they might visit this site, I would like to hear from you or them. Please e-mail me.

Date: 01/10/2011
Name: David Heiss
E-mail: StarRider45@verizon.net
Location: Pennsylvania
Referred by:
Comments: There is a group on Facebook called; "56th General Hospital, Verdun, France". It just started, but if anyone is interested in joining the group, they are welcome. If you have any pictures of the 56th, please send them to me and I will post them on FB. I though FB would be a new modern way to get together and keep in touch with old friends and maybe make some new ones.

Date: 01/03/2011
Name: george v chism
E-mail: georgevictor@hotmail.com
Location:
Referred by: Surfed in
Comments: 7784 Signal Service Co.[Orleans] 56-57

Date: 12/29/2010
Name: Don Rabeor
E-mail: drabes@hargray.com
Location: Hilton Head Is SC
Referred by: Frank Santoro
Comments: I have some fond memories of Verdun Signal Depot. I have never heard from anyone I was in the service with. I don't remember many names but a couple are Bill McMahon, Joe Parquet. I played on the Basketball and Baseball teams and Touch Football Teams.

Date: 12/11/2010
Name: SP5 LLOYD (MOON) MULLINS
E-mail: NAVICENT@AOL.COM
Location: LEXINGTON, KY
Referred by:
Comments: I SERVED AT VERDUN FROM OCT.1965 UNTIL OCT.1966 WITH '' D'' CO. 97TH. ENGINEERS. WAS AT VASSINCOURT FROM JULY 1964....MOVED TO PERMISSIONS ,GERMANY IN OCT 1966...RETURNED IN DEC. 1966 TO VASSINCOURT AND WAS THE LAST MAN OUT WHEN THE BUILDING WAS TURNED OVER TO THE FRENCH. I LEFT VASSINCOURT IN JAN 1967.....I ABSOLUTELY LOVE FRANCE, THE 3 YRS. I HAD THERE WAS THE BEST OF MY LIFE. P.S. I MARRIED A FRENCH GIRL FROM VASSINCOURT WE RETURN EACH YEAR TO VISIT........

Date: 11/30/2010
Name: Jean Robinson
E-mail: jeanrobinson1937@gmail.com
Location:
Referred by:
Comments: Am trying to contact Bob Cannon. He was stationed in Sampigny at the same time of my husband, 1953-1955

Date: 11/26/2010
Name: Kenneth E Benell
E-mail: kbenell@juno.com
Location: Clovis, CA
Referred by:
Comments: Looking to contact members of the US Army Calibration Detachment serving 1962-1964 in Verdun France.

Date: 11/24/2010
Name: Bill Hayes
E-mail: ironplow68@verizon.net
Location: Canton,Ma
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Comments: I was in the 83rd Eng Bn,from April 1969 to Dec 1969 Ft Riley,KS and Ft Rucker,Al I think I was in B,Co

Date: 11/21/2010
Name: Ist Lt. John G. Bryan
E-mail: jgbgoirish@aol.com
Location: Aurora, Il.
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Comments: 1954 to 1956 - 23rd Engr. Co. F.M. - Verdun, France

Date: 11/19/2010
Name: Walt Bollech
E-mail: wtbolmira@aol.com
Location: Frederica, Delaware
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Comments: Anyone out there from the 257th Signal Co. Camp des Loges. I was there from Jan 62-May64.

Date: 11/19/2010
Name: Donald J. Grons
E-mail: donaldgrons@gmail.com
Location: Chicago, IL
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Comments: Stationed in Verdun from 1964 to 1966, initially as the Motor Pool Officer and then as the Post Transportation Officer. Lived in the BOQ's across from the Officer's Club in Verdun.

Date: 11/19/2010
Name: Tom Gamble (Avery T. Gamble)
E-mail: atg35@hydrosoft.net
Location: Lancaster /Leola, Pa
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Comments: Comments: I was stationed in Verdun from May 61 until March 62 & then transferred to the 597th Engineer Co in south western France to Fontenet. The depot was closed & spent my final year in northern France, Vitry le Francois

Date: 11/15/2010
Name: RON ROPEL
E-mail: ronropel@sbcglobal.net
Location: PEWAUKEE,WI. USA
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Comments: I WAS WITH THE 97TH ENGINEERS, VERDUN AND VASSINCOURT FROM JULY 1956 TILL AUGUST 1957. I WAS TDY IN VASSINCOURT CO. A, AS A MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANIC RON ROPEL

Date: 11/12/2010
Name: Jack Sorenson
E-mail: JKS1056@aol.com
Location: Suburban Chicago
Referred by: Tom Lindenberg
Comments: Iread the several guest books and was transported back to Trois Fontaines Ord Depot, 7831 AU, APO287. Arrived the cold first week of January 1955 at Vassincourt Medical Installation "tent city" then to TFOD Hq personnel dept, no tents there. I was reassigned to the NCO Club in Revigny to assist the custodian and manager. The staff all lived above the club. Revigny was about 4 miles from TFOD and 1 mile from Vas-sincourt. I was at the club until July 1956 rotation home. I remember a few names: CWO Witt, Lt Parker(NC),Msgt's Robert E Lee, Yates, & Irwin Farington(CAdeceased),Sfc's Bill Miller & John Martez(NY),Sgt's Al Olds,Stan Wasick(WI),Van Hall(previous at Orleans Spl Svc), Sp4 John Havrilla(IN), Sp3 Bobby Huneycutt(NC). I signed in at Verdun since I was a guest at the hospital for a couple days due to a car accident, and visits with Chicago friend Howard Smith who worked in Finance.

Date: 11/01/2010
Name: Linda
E-mail: lcheil@ptd.net
Location: Lehighton, PA
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Comments: Update on when and where from previous pages. My fathers name was Gerald L. Harkness, Mother Jean.He served with the 23rd Engr. Co(FW) Maginot Casarne,Thierville (Meuse),France.Iwas born Dec.20th 1955, My brother Jerry was born Aug. 8th 1954.Birth place US Army Hospital,Maginot Caserne,Thiorville (Meuse),France I would like to see any photos of the guys and gals in that unit from 1952-1956. Like I said The nurses at this Hospital saved my life as a premature baby. I would like to thank you. Thanks againLina H.

Date: 10/31/2010
Name: Linda
E-mail: lcheil@ptd.net
Location: Lehighton,Pa.
Referred by: self
Comments: My father was stationed in Verdun,France in the fifties.My mother went along with my older brother. My brother Jerry and I were born @ the Army Hospital in 1954,1955(me). I think it would interestimg to find other people that were born there too. My parents brought me home when I was only a few months old. maybe one day I can come back and see where the nurses were that saved my life. I was a very small premie and needed around the clock care. Thank You All Linda H. 12/20/1955 @ 3:15 a.m.

Date: 10/12/2010
Name: James W. Smith
E-mail: redearjim@aol.com
Location: Indiana
Referred by: Just surfed in
Comments: I was stationed at Vassincourt France with the 69th sig. bn. in the early 60's. I was T.D.Y. a couple times to verdun, I enjoyed my time there.

Date: 10/01/2010
Name: JAMES BOVEE1
E-mail: boveeray@tampabay.rr.com
Location: Largo, Fl
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Date: 10/01/2010
Name: John A. Vitalich
E-mail: jvitalich@comcast.net
Location: Seattle, WA
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Date: 09/08/2010
Name: JACK M GRIFFITH
E-mail: grifj@bellsouth.net
Location: Dallas GA>
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Comments: I SERVED WITH THE 72ND ORDANACE BN. BETWEEN MAR 1959 AND MAR 1961 LOVED IT.

Date: 08/27/2010
Name: Mark Henley
E-mail: henleyjazzaol.
Location: From Chinon to Chico, CA
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Comments: Very good. I was in Chinon from 63 to 66 and it was my job to shoot photos for the 83rd. I will see what photos that I can add. Mark Henley

Date: 08/10/2010
Name: Roland "Virgil" Foerg
E-mail: RAFoerg@aol.com
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
Referred by: n/a
Comments: Grew up in Verdun as a 18 year old soldier - assighned to 56th General Hospital 1965 1967. Looking for comrades.

Date: 08/08/2010
Name: Jack Coffee
E-mail: jkcoffee@yahoo.com
Location: Louisiana
Referred by: Google
Comments: HQ Co., 4th Log from 1950 to 63. Went from mail clerk to company clerk to PIO office as sport editor/photographer. Anyone there are the same time welcome to contact me.

Date: 08/07/2010
Name: Ray Barkes
E-mail: rpbarkes#pacbell.net
Location:
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Comments: Served in Verdun from 1956 to 1958 at the Finance and Accounting Office. I also worked at the Post Theater.

Date: 08/06/2010
Name: David Heiss
E-mail: Pineknotter@verizon.net
Location: Pennsylvania
Referred by:
Comments: There is a group on Facebook called; "56th General Hospital, Verdun, France". It just started, but if anyone is interested in joining the group, they are welcome. If you have any pictures of the 56th, please send them to me and I will post them on FB. I though FB would be a new modern way to get together and keep in touch with old friends and maybe make some new ones.

Date: 08/06/2010
Name: Jim Montgomery
E-mail: funtime@sisna.com
Location: Arizona
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Comments: I was stationed at the Garrison from late 57 to Jan 59. I was at NOD before that.

Date: 08/02/2010
Name: Kathleen (Kathy) Hackett Griffin
E-mail: Kabegriffin@aol.com
Location: Hopkins, SC
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Comments: I'm a former student and army bratof Sgt.Maj. Francis R. Hackett,(Father)QM Based at Metz, France&ret.Lt.Col passed away 1978 Attended Metz Elem.School and Vedun American High School. My roomate at Verdun was Patricia Hill. My sister is Elaine Hackett Rutledge attended Vedun.1960-1964

Date: 08/01/2010
Name: Marie L. HEJNA-KERR
E-mail: GMLADY007@AOL.COM
Location: Shawnee , Oklahoma
Referred by: No one
Comments: I was one of the French citizen to work for the US Army in VERDUN (Maginot and Chicago Caserne)I worked in the Legal & Claims Dept. and then in the Supply Dept. between 64-66 then transferred to ZWEIBRUCKEN, Germany. I probably worked with many of you. I knew Sgt CLAY ROBEY (Stock Control) JIM or JAMES ROBBINS.Sgt CHEATHAM, Lt STOPKA. LTC Robert WYANSKI and Lt SALERNO. I was born in VERDUN then moved to BELRUPT and MOULAINVILLE (all close to Verdun). I am now an american citizen living in Oklahoma. Give a shout if you know anyone I mentioned

Date: 07/28/2010
Name: Del Davis
E-mail: Citadeldd@att.net
Location: Vedun , Etain
Referred by: no one
Comments: Father was station in Verdun and Etain from 57 to 62. I went to school somewhere in Verdun (think it was DOD school) Live in housing in Etain

Date: 07/25/2010
Name: Esteban A. Castillo
E-mail: eacastillo_1@sbcglobal.net
Location:
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Comments: I was stationed at the Maginot Caserne in 1956-1959 with a Signal Corps Co. Assigned to the Telephone Central Office at the post. Any of you guys from that period remember me? Where are you Reginald Grenier?

Date: 07/20/2010
Name: Field
E-mail: mfield44@lycos.com
Location: Missouri
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Comments: 23rd engineers, Verdun France 1953-1960 email if you were one

Date: 07/05/2010
Name: Roland Foerg
E-mail: RAFoerg@aol.com
Location: Ann Arbor Michigan
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Comments: Served @ 56th General Hospital 1964 to 1967. Looking for Steve Goldstein - same years of service Thanks!

Date: 06/28/2010
Name: James Rayburn
E-mail: Prayburn@embarqmail.com
Location: Fl.
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Comments: Fantastic Web Site I was stationed at APO 122 in 59-60-61, Beautiful pictures. Brings back great memories.

Date: 06/27/2010
Name: William Widmer
E-mail: wwwidi@aol.com
Location: Long Island, New York
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Comments: Beautiful !!!! Nostalga at it's best. I was there 1954 to 1956.

Date: 06/13/2010
Name: Gerald Hosford
E-mail: wa8fak@sbcglobal.net
Location: Lansing, Michigan
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Comments: Was a medical corpman at 42nd Field Hospital from July 1960 to May 1962.

Date: 04/27/2010
Name: Roland Foerg
E-mail: RAFoerg@aol.com
Location: Ann Arbor michigan
Referred by: Enlistment 1964/1967
Comments: Served 3 years, 56th general hospital some of the best years of my life. I grew up there.

Date: 04/26/2010
Name: Tom Ivie
E-mail: Tgivie1@insightbb.com
Location: Fort Thomas, KY
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Comments: I was assigned to the Support Services (Post Quartermaster) located in the Chicago Area from March 1963 until Feburary 1966.

Date: 04/13/2010
Name: G. W. Dahlberg
E-mail: geomrr94@yahoo.com
Location: Williamstown, Ky.
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Date: 04/03/2010
Name: Frank Myers
E-mail: frank.myers@cal.berkeley.edu
Location: Toronto, Canada
Referred by: Google search "Verdun Signal Depot"
Comments: I am happy to find this site and read the guestbook log. Like a few other Army Brats, I too was born at the US Army Hospital in 1955 (Sept). My dad, SFC Ralph Myers (deceased 1978) was assigned to the 7768. He had a Japanese wife, Ayako, and two sons, Hank and Juny who were in the 2nd grade. I think we returned State-side in 1956. As 2010 marks my 55th birthday, I am hoping to return to visit Verdun. Being born in France, I have been expected by others to speak French and represent her culture. So much so, that I have in the past half century imbibed enough French joie de vivre...mostly a la vin rouge avec fromage...to satisfy that expectation.

Date: 03/15/2010
Name: JIM LACEY
E-mail: jlacey1541@comcast.net
Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
Referred by: WEB SITE
Comments: Was 1st lt C Co 97th Engrs. 57-58. CO was 1st Lt W. Blankenship, 1st Sgt was R. Siegel, the best soldier was MSgt Long. Married Georgette Matuszak (French DAC Chemical Corp Maginot) in 58. Coming up on 53rd anniversity with 4 children and 9 grandchildren. The French can really reproduce!

Date: 03/14/2010
Name: Dennis Lewis
E-mail: dalewispe@hotmail.com
Location: Gillette, wy
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Comments: I was born at the hospital in Versun in 1957. My father was stationed in Verdun with the engineering battalion.

Date: 03/13/2010
Name: Patrick G. Moore
E-mail: irishpat@sbcglobal.net
Location: Milwaukee Wisconsin
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Comments: I was in the army in Verdun from 1964 to 1967.

Date: 03/11/2010
Name: DONALD GRECO
E-mail: ROSSRIDGE@AOL.COM
Location:
Referred by:
Comments: I WAS A SPEC5 STATIONED AT MAGINOT CASERNE US ARMY FROM 1965-66. I WORKED IN SUPPLY OFFICE.

Date: 03/10/2010
Name: Wendy M Bemis Wacker
E-mail: be5ofus@earthlink.net
Location: Texas
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Comments: I found your web site while trying to find to locate a copy of my baptisim. My dad was US Army and was station in Verdund and I was baptized their. You help me find the name of the town (meuse). Thanks I love the site.

Date: 03/04/2010
Name: George Shon
E-mail: GKShon@hawaiiantel.net
Location: Mililani,HI
Referred by: Leon Purdham
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Date: 02/25/2010
Name: ROBERT L DETWILER
E-mail: sherd3det1@cox.net
Location: Tucson, AZ
Referred by: no one- doing search
Comments: I was born at the US ARMY HOSPITAL, VERDUN, FRANCE. O/B 42d Field Hospital, APO 122, US Army on Dec 17, 1955. I wanted to find the address so I could finally see where I was Born. There are not any records of my birth that can be found except those in my own possession. My father is buried in Arlington National Cemetry.

Date: 02/19/2010
Name: Charlie Riker SP4 Riker
E-mail: Elvis32127@netzero.com
Location: Port Orange Florida
Referred by: Hometown news article
Comments: I was in Hq's Co Maginot Caserne I got along well with the locals. I spoke some French. I was a friend of John Beck,I worked with his Mom at the BOQ. I often wonder about my old Army buddies. Our youth was in Old Verdun. I connected with Beetle Bailey It would be nice to hear from old buddies.

Date: 02/18/2010
Name: Charlie Riker
E-mail: Elvis32127@netzero.com
Location: Port Orange Florida
Referred by: Newspaper Hometown news
Comments: I was stationed at Maginot Caserne Hqs Co 64/66 then Chinon I found the French folks to be friendly at that time. I spoke some broken french which they liked? This old man likes to reflect back to his youth I'm looking for Noel Michelat Quezada from Bar Le Duc Army buddies also and John Beck of Verdun

Date: 02/03/2010
Name: Patrick G, Moore US Army
E-mail: irishpat@sbcglobal.net
Location: Milwaukee Wi.
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Comments: I was stationed in Vurdun from 1964 to 1967.

Date: 01/31/2010
Name: Leon Ceniceros (Cencigeros)
E-mail: mesaman60@yahoo.com
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Referred by: Yahoo search
Comments: Does anyone from the 56th General Hospital have any photos of the "Going Away" party at the Coq Hardi Restaurant. I can't remember the date. Col. Gelinas and Ltc Joanne Catalano were the hosts. Email me if you have any memories.

Date: 01/31/2010
Name: William Kluepfel
E-mail: w_kluepfel@comcast.net
Location: Colchester, CT
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Comments: My father, Norman Kluepfel; was a private in the U.S. Army in the 7965th Hqs Gp, Adv Sec from 1952-1953 in Verdun.

Date: 01/28/2010
Name: Bill Wynsma
E-mail: bdwynsma@charter.net
Location: Ellsworth, MI 49729
Referred by: Frank Santoro
Comments: Served in Verdun spring of 1956-58.

Date: 01/26/2010
Name: T. J. Stewart
E-mail: treaty_stone@yahoo.com
Location: Connecticut
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Comments: I was stationed in Verdun, France, with US Army from 1952 to Jan 1954. Iwas assigned to Signal Corp unit and was billoted in Maginot Caserne. I believe the unit was the 7783rd Signal Btn but cannot find any confirmation of the exact name of unit. I would appreciate it if someone can give me info on the unit.

Date: 01/25/2010
Name: Gary Connelli
E-mail: butchnlimpy@comcast.net
Location: Maginot Caserne
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Comments: I have spent several months compiling a list of names I was stationed with so I'm going to list them. Don Greco NY, Larry Fischera NY, Don Grass MO, Jon Wozniak Ill, William Bamberger Ill, John Maginello MA, Charles Sweynor WI, Peter Nardone MA, James Mason MI, Lester Gilderbloom IA,Robert Hayes don't remember, Richard Morris PA, Dennis Vasciek CO, James Marshall don't rememeber, Jerry Gottlieb NYC, Sgt. Kenneth Moore Career Army, Sgt. Raymond Brief Career Army, Sgt. James Langley Career Army, I hope I spelt them correctly, and rememdered where they form. I would like to hear from any of you that remember me.

Date: 01/20/2010
Name: Frank
E-mail: windecks@optonline.net
Location: Long Island, NY
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Comments: John, Check your email for Gribeauval pictures and this sites Gallery for additional pictures.

Date: 01/19/2010
Name: John "Sullivan" Didcote
E-mail: Japutda@Yahoo.com39th
Location: 39th Ordnance Co..Chicago Area
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Comments: I was stationed in Gribeauval Kaserne 1954 to 1958...had a 1956 VW..Worked as a Tire inspector,,,behind parts counter in Chicago Area..Would love to have pictures of the Fort..where the 39th Ord and the Signal troops were (The Barracks) and the Mess Hall..Verdun was the best place to be stationed....I missed it worst than my home town..Cambridge,OH..Moundsville W.Va

Date: 01/15/2010
Name: Bill (Ralph) Wynsma
E-mail: bdwynsma@charter.net
Location:
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Comments: I was stationed in Verdun from April or May 1956 thru June 1958 & was in the radio repair shop. Bernie Sibel, Don Tisdale, Cecil Travis, Tom Shemanski(?sp)were buddies of mine. Gribeauval Signal Depot APO 122 If anyone remembers me, send an email

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