My Initial parament party was with Company A 317th Engineers (Camp Eshborn) from 1978 to 1980.
Basic Training and AIT Fort Dix N.J. June 1963 at McNair, C. Co. Loved the EM Club many good Memories. and the USO club. then we moved to Eschborn (Motor pool) was in HQ Co., D Co. last couple of months stayed back from Field, worked with German Guy Joe in Boiler Room (Great Guy.) Got Married To a German girl in Sossenheim 52 years later still going strong, Left Germany June 1966. kept going back mostly every year to visit In-laws and both Bases.. Served with Good People, Arturo Gutierrez, Texas, George Laing, Philadelphia, Ernest Boomersbach, Texas, Captain Spencer, Jimmy Boatwright, Jacksonville Fl. Sp4 Scott, David Sturm, Rochester N.Y. many more good people. and good memories. There was a kid from N. J. didn't take to the Military, his name was Jackson took a general Discharge, he was a good guy though. well enough for now...
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Was in Ashburn Alpha Company from 7982 would like to hear from anyone I kept your lights on when we was in the field
SPC B Co 3rd Platoon (Dirty Dozen) 1987-1990 I miss my friends / familly
HHC 317th at Fort Benning, GA from 2002 to 2006. Proudly served the Buffalo Battalion through OIF 1 and OIF 3.
Bravo company supply, Aug 1990 thru July 1994. Would love to hear from anyone who served during that time period.
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
By the way Charlie Rock where are you! Go 317th!
I remember when I was there. I got New Year's weekend 1984-1986. Best time of my younger days.
B co. Bandits 1989- until Ft. Benning. Will never forget you guys or the 2 we lost.
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.
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.
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.
I was stationed at camp eschborn from 1986-1988 /12B delta company
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".