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charles d. north charles d. north from cumberland,ky. wrote on August 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm:
i was stationed in eschborne from august 1970 till dec.71....i never smoked so much hash in my life....iwas in bco. but i had permanent duty as a up....gate guard...i remember pfc.arnold newcome....pfc.dan bliss...pfc.eric medina....hated it there ,i 1049`d to vietnam...i liked the bonanza club in hoechst....shit park in frankfort....i thought i would turn into a kilo of hash before i left there...i had a platoon sgt.named ditzenburger and one named kapowski......both were always trying to play gotcha...i stayed in the army for 9 more years....done most of my time at ft.riley,ks. in the first division...i loved the people,food,beer,and women of germany but hated the army there....too much bull s#$t....
David West David West from Banning wrote on July 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm:
I was at Eschborn from November 1968 until February 1971. Started out in company B and then transferred to ADM. I'm the one that had the Honda 450 motorcycle...wasn't supposed to own it but I let all the officers ride it and then it was "ok". Like to hear from anyone that was there back then.
Ted Lewis Ted Lewis from Panama City Beach Florida wrote on July 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm:
Co. A armorer from 68-70. Had great friends as Mike Mcduffee, Steve Knutson and Owen Martin. Lived in Frankfurt with my wife and had to take the U-bauhn every morning to catch a ride with Eddie Pugh. Do not miss 1st. Sgt. Leak telling me to pass the I-G inspection for the arms room or would make me stay for three more years.
Clarence L. Douglas Clarence L. Douglas from Washington, DC wrote on July 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm:
I was in A Company from Aug 1966 to Dec 1967. I was one of the company clerks. There was SP4 Peter Montemurno and me, PFC Douglas -- I was SP5 by the time I rotated. I joined the reserves in in 1981 and retired as CW5. None of my experiences can compare to the 317th.
Heidi Watson Crabtree Heidi Watson Crabtree from Fayetteville NC wrote on July 12, 2017 at 7:57 am:
Dad served with the 317 in the early 1950s, would like to know if any of these guys are still around. His name was Cpl Paul Watson. Some the names on his old photos are Stewart, Treadway, Scotton, Tucker.
Bill Knapp Bill Knapp from Warrensburg Missouri wrote on July 11, 2017 at 10:37 pm:
Was in Ashburn Alpha Company from 7982 would like to hear from anyone I kept your lights on when we was in the field
Ramon Sidney Menendez Ramon Sidney Menendez from MARYSVILLE wrote on June 30, 2017 at 8:07 pm:
SPC B Co 3rd Platoon (Dirty Dozen) 1987-1990
I miss my friends / familly
SFC David See SFC David See from Victorville, CA wrote on June 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm:
HHC 317th at Fort Benning, GA from 2002 to 2006. Proudly served the Buffalo Battalion through OIF 1 and OIF 3.
Mark Gibson Mark Gibson from North port, Alabama wrote on May 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm:
Bravo company supply, Aug 1990 thru July 1994. Would love to hear from anyone who served during that time period.
James abdon James abdon from Lake havasu city wrote on May 27, 2017 at 8:11 pm:
Company D 317th at camp eschborn from 1968 to 1970, had some great times with some good friends I do believe I served under Jim Jenning if you were a 2nd Lt at the time. I was a Sp5 in Headquarters Platoon
Darryl Davis Darryl Davis from Newark wrote on May 17, 2017 at 9:24 pm:
By the way Charlie Rock where are you! Go 317th!
Darryl Davis Darryl Davis from Newark wrote on May 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm:
I remember when I was there. I got New Year's weekend 1984-1986. Best time of my younger days.
Jim Howard Jim Howard from Dry Ridge , KY wrote on May 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm:
B co. Bandits 1989- until Ft. Benning. Will never forget you guys or the 2 we lost.
GEOFFREY GORDON GEOFFREY GORDON from YUCCA VALLEY wrote on May 4, 2017 at 11:00 am:
Just read John R Johnson's entry dated May 1, 2017. I was a Radio Operator in HQ Company also starting out in McNair and later going to that God awful Camp Eschborn. My time was May 1963 to May 1965. I was trying to find out who the Group was that we were in to look for their logo for my website.
John R. Johnson John R. Johnson from Houston wrote on May 1, 2017 at 5:47 am:
I was a radio operator for HQ Co, 317th from January '60 until August '61 at McNair Kaserne. Just after I was released from the Army, the Berlin Wall was built and I was recalled to active duty for another year because of critical MOS.

Among the interesting events that occurred while I was there were the shooting down of U2 and capture of Gary Powers by Russians, and the capture by Israeli Mossad of Adolf Eichmann and his subsequent trial.
Ted Wahl Ted Wahl from Oklahoma City wrote on April 29, 2017 at 11:45 am:
Co. D e17th at Bad Hersfeld 1960-63.121'20 Demolition and 5ton driver. I dont see any entries from that far back but I was happy to see that 317th carried our proud tradition thru Desert Storm.
timothy stauffer timothy stauffer from johnsonburg wrote on April 25, 2017 at 8:08 pm:
I was stationed at camp eschborn from 1986-1988 /12B delta company
Larry Wilson Larry Wilson from Wetumpka, AL wrote on April 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm:
I was at Camp Eshborn from 1978 to 1980, I was in my initial permanent party in Company A 317 Combat Engineers Battalion and what impressed upon me the most is the how we had each other back, I was treated like family right immediately were "second to None".
Don A Peterson Don A Peterson from Amery, WI wrote on March 15, 2017 at 11:10 am:
One of the soldiers who moved from McNair Kaserne to Eschborn. Served as company clerk of A Co from 64-66, then transferred to HHC as legal clerk lSG Stephens was my longest serving lSG & I shared an office with SGM Van Autreve when he was Bn SGM
Johnny Walker Johnny Walker from Fort Smith Arkansas wrote on February 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm:
Was in the 317th way back in 1966 & 67 then to Viet Nam. Stayed in the army and retired a 1SG . 70 years old now and still seems just like yesterday.
Edward Jones Edward Jones from Monument, co wrote on February 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm:
87 - 90. HQ and B CO. 12 B.
Craig Spalding Craig Spalding from Spring Valley wrote on February 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm:
Bco. 80-84 heavy junk.
Larry Pandillo Larry Pandillo from Syracuse, New York wrote on February 5, 2017 at 11:55 am:
Charlie Company, HHQ Platoon, SP5/E5 Motor pool, Heavy Equipment Mech. 1970-1972.
Michael Redick Michael Redick from Findlay, OHIO wrote on January 22, 2017 at 6:34 pm:
I served in the 317th ADM Platoon at Eschborn, Germany from Jan, 1969 to May, 1971. Our next ADM Reunion will be in Colorado Springs, CO in October, 2018.
Shannon Coey Shannon Coey wrote on January 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm:
In Aco from 1985-1986, Dco from 1986-1988. I ended doing 20 years in the Army Reserve. My time at Eschborn was CRAZY!
Gary Ratliff Gary Ratliff from Lexington,ky wrote on January 1, 2017 at 11:02 am:
I was stationed at Eschborn from Dec 1970 thru Dec 1973. I was in Hq Co and A Co. as a comm chief (31G40). My First Sergeants were George Leak and Ronald Riley. Remember Lt Vic Williams, Sp4 John Stripling, SSG Bobby Smith, LTC Baxter, Lt Church, SSG Don Wallis, SSG Enriquez and many others. I got out of the Army in 1980, wish many times that I had stayed in.
Don Goupil Don Goupil from Berlin, NH wrote on December 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm:
A Co. from Dec. 77 - Dec. 79 Heavy junk mechanic. Motor Pool Sgt. was SSG Cline Reeves from Georgia.
Floyd Hibbler Floyd Hibbler from Lehighton Pa wrote on November 20, 2016 at 5:14 am:
HHC Heavy Junk. Dozer operator. 76-79
Robert J. Galvin III (SP4) Robert J. Galvin III (SP4) from Knoville, TN wrote on October 26, 2016 at 5:39 pm:
I served at Camp Eschborn from 87-89. Delta Dawg Commo, part of Headquarters Platoon.
Tony Lemish Tony Lemish from Hanover, ma. wrote on October 14, 2016 at 7:44 am:
Was in the 509th ADM Platoon 1972-1974. Attached to the 317th during peacetime only.