Stationed with the 42nd Ordinance Pioneer Kaserne 60-62

by Bernie
(Everett, Washington)

The market is still held twice a week

The market is still held twice a week

I was stationed with the 42nd ordinance on Pioneer 1960-1962.

Remember spending time at the Jolly bar listening to the Tielman Brothers. That ended when I met and married a German girl and we will celebrate our 50th this June.

We have returned many times to Hanau to visit with family and friends. We visit and keep in contact with the girl that introduced us fifty-one years ago. She and her husband will visit with us at our home this August.

We return to Hanau as often as we can. A lot has changed since we left but we have been able to return enough times that the changes are not a great shock.

My wife and I spend quite a bit of time streaming the Hessenschau on the computer so we are able to keep up with live news, currant programs and events.
I miss Germany and have always felt I left a good part of myself there.

Bernie and Erika
Washington State



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Stationed with the 42nd Ordinance Pioneer Kaserne 60-62

(By Rita)


Hi Erika and Bernie,

Thank you for sharing your memories. I am glad that you get the chance to return to Hanau frequently.

You are correct, there have been many changes in Hanau since then. And more are to come. I have started a photo album at the Germany facts Facebook page to document what is happening at the Freiheitsplatz area right now.

Here is a short video you and others might enjoy. It is called "Hanau a go-go" and was the working tilte for the TV documentation "Roll over Hanau".




Enjoy,
Rita

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Apr 20, 2013
My tour in Germany 1956-1959
by: John Perez

Thanks for the memories,I enjoyed the Hanau Go Go clip,I was stationed with the 589th Engineer Supply Co,at the Pioneer Kaserne in 1956-1959. My time begin in 1957-59,I drove a 5ton tractor-trailor,Jeep,3/4 ton,and 2 1/2 ton truck. This was the best time of my young life,being in Germany,and yes I have spent many good nights at the Jolly bar meeting many young german girls,
and dancing the night away.The many days we spent out in the woods were not fun,but I learned to endure it and it made me a better soldier for it. I remember the 42nd Ord,I think your company was in our barracks,and the MP's company were right behinds our barracks. My last year (1959),I played on the post baseball team,we didn't win alot of games,but we had alot of fun playing and visiting many cities,the best times of my life.
John Perez sp3

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