I was at 317th engineer Camp Ashbourne from 76 to 79 I was friends with Ellen Hickok Charles Rackley Gary Q Becky Bob Strauss my brother Randy kusch I remember every night for three years leaving the base smoking hash on the German buses getting drunk at the Disco text and coming home to 3 in the morning in the cold in the rain and having to do pt at 5 but it was all worth it Charles Rackley was a good dancer he taught me some good disco movies if you ever read this Charles if you remember our group Allan Hickok and all of us I was in B company my cousin Bob Straus was in a company Thanks for the Memories
https://www.davisrosemortuary.com/notices/ColRetEdwin-Ruff @John Evans I figured you would want to enter the information properly under Memorials, so I am just putting the web link here.
Happy Easter to all of my former comrades from the 317th Eng. Btn. If anyone knows when next reunion will be let me know. God Bless You All.
I was in D company,3rd platoon from 1972 - 1974. It was a great time for me at the ripe old age of 18. As a pvt. I got to spend a lot of time getting to know and clean the tools in my pioneer tool box. It did keep me out of KP duty a lot of times. It was fun to get some experience with a 5 ton truck and bucket loader. One of my best times was attending Explosives and Demo school in Vilseck. It was fun blowing stuff up, but taking the class seriously. SFC Sandoval was a great platoon sergeant, he had a good repoire with the platoon, Anyways, I won’t ramble on anymore. A great learning experience.
I love as stationed in HHC 317th camp Eschborn from about 79-81. Just looking for buddies and fellow soldiers. I was in water point but served as armorer for a good while. I remember some people by name like SSG Cotton and Capt Kanimine, met a lot of good people wish I could remember names. One in particular helped me so much. During a bad time I had there. SGT James or John something.
Hello from Eschborn, remember the camp where tody are furniture warehouses, car dealers etc. As a child we had first contact with your members and learned about baseball, football and the PX.Had been an interesting time. Best Regards Thomas
Was in HHC 317th Eng Bn from 80-82 at Camp Eschborn Germany. I stayed in trouble. Finally got my honorable discharge in June 1982 and went back to NYC. Was in unit supply with a guy named Mullins and another one whose first name was Tom. All I remember was that big inflatable gym and the chicken I used to get from the NCO club. I was there when a guy named Fushee got into a run in in Frankfurt and a local was killed. He was from Philly but when they took him away that night, never saw him again. Heard he was in Mannheim awaiting a trial, but that was it.
Served at Camp Eschborn from 1987-1989. Delta Co. 317th 3rd Platoon 2nd Squad. Delta Dog. Best time of my life 1SG Gary McLaughton, Cpl Merklinger, Sp4 Frazier, Penton, Baca.
I was at Camp Each borne from 74to76 . I had the time of my life ! I was 17yrs. old and the youngest and wildest playboy there ! I had kept my head in straight I would've retired there ! After all these years I'd like to thank to special guys , Sgt. Boykins and my road-dog Sgt.Mc Williams . We were Co.C's finest ! 216-738-6024
Was in H&S C0. S-4 from Jan 1954 to April 1955. Some names I remember are- SGC Funk, Capt Cowan, Capt Connut, and I think the H&S CO was Capt. Dufflemeyer (not sure of the spelling). Don 't remember the Battalion CO. When I got there a Lt Col. Was CO. He was replaced with a full Col. In the summer or fall of 1954. Can anyone help me with the names? I have pictures of many and can put last names to most. Enjoyed my time at McNair and with the 317th.
Hello again from SGT Ross Pearson. I forgot to mention in my last message that I was in Co. B from 73 to 76. One of the things I forgot to tell was the incident at Wildflicken when we were having a locker inspection. My buddy from Louisiana named Trick wrapped a plain rock up in aluminum foil. When SFC Whitington found it he took off to Capt. Meredith office to show him what he found. What a funny incident. Whittington was platoon Sgt. and I believe Sgt Thomas from Mobile was 1st Sgt. I remember going to club and trading Tony the pizza guy wine for pizza. So many memories to think about . When we were in Wildflicken we got to go to that walled city called Rothenburg. I guess the best trips I got to go on were to Garmisch and Berlin. I will post more later. Later guys. I still want to know when next reunion will be..
I was attached to H/S co. in 317th eng batt in 1954 1957 when it was in Mcnair Kersene Hochst Germany.
Hello former members of the greatest eng.btn. I was there from 73 to 76. I think our 1st was Gaylor. and 1st.Lt Phillip Close. Sgt.Montgomery. SGT Mc Kenzie .Can't remember them all. I still remember Trick from Louisiana who showed me around base. Some of the best times playing softball. Great times together going to Mc Nair to movies and going to eat pizza. When I got out I got in the National Guard in Alabama and actually got to go to Wildflicken in support of Reforger for 2 weeks. What a bunch of memories that were brought back. I drag out my pictures every once in a while to refresh my memories. I would certainly love to go to a Btn. Reunion if anyone knows when the next one is. Talk to all my brothers later. I will be posting more now that I found this site. God Bless you all.
Hi, I was stationed in Hocst ( Frankfurt ) Germany from 1955 until 1957 in the 317 th engineers staff Sgt 🏤Vandenakker trying to locate Sgt McGirt , anybody out there know anybody from this era ?
Seeking members from 1982 - 1984 Company C, if you were there hit me up especially if you were on the Beirut special detail in Frankfurt.
Former Sp5 317th Engr. Bn. Hq. Co Motor pool 1963 to 1966 was in McNair and Eschborn I believe did a tour in Vietnam, not sure but I think he retired Military? Name Ernest F Bomersbach Event Type Obituary Event Date 12 Aug 2007 Event Place Texas, United States Residence Place Houston Gender Male Age 71 Birth Date 03 Feb 1936 Death Date 09 Aug 2007 Burial Date 13 Aug 2007 Burial Place Houston (can supply Photo )
Geoff, I am not sure But I put a photo I think it might be you, on here If its not on here Its on Veterans.com "follow up on" 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.
Roy Sletto worked in the MotorPool, was a mechanic on the 5 tons dumps, Mike Hemsley used to be Tanksley's jeep driver Matherly was the 1st Shirt with his cigars. 2dLT LeBeouf was training officer (was a west pointer). Remember Hoenfeldts training area with the Reforger 1975. Cheif Eagle and his co worker from Tenn. Chief Eagle crashed the douce and half, lucked out didnt get killed.
was at Camp Eschborn Nov 73 thru Dec 75 Company Clerk for Charlie Co. .Went thru 3 COs. Tanksley, Peters, and O'Neil O'Neil became Major at 317th HQ under LTC Yaun
I was there June 77 to Oct 78. got an early out. Think of my time there often.Both good and bad. Miss my old friend Brett.wander how he'd doing.