Army in Germany from to I was responsible for 01 mission communications with a well-known Government Agency. The detachment was only com equip, no data center. I was the 1st to bring in computers by building a heathkit hardsectored Home Advisor Company to use to transmit MARS messages.
Eventually our commander sent us our first computer - a PC with 64 bits of memory, and Mircosoft Windows 1. By the way he banned Windows - thought it was a game because of Solitaire on it. I devised a phone relay back to the States both at Husterhoeh Kaserne and Lohnsfeld and received a citation of achievement for troop morale during the holidays for the phone patch both at Lohnsfeld and Pirmasens to stateside.
I can remember hanging out on the roof of HQ going through the ceramic tiles to anchor the antenna on the building that seemed ft up.
There were no transmitters due to the listening capabilities of the site and the potential interference it would cause, hence the microwave to Pirmasens. We were setup Sivnal and had all necessary equipment for an extended stay.
Life was good with a barracks at the site out of site out of mind. I believe there were about a dozen rooms and a mess hall that was eventually move to Sembach Air Base where we had Air Force mess. Much better. Through HF radio I met General Colin Powell, he was responsible for my being stationed at Lohnsfeld due to our friendship over the radio. I was assigned to the th Signal Company in Julya few weeks before my 18th birthday. Upon my arrival in the summer, I was already looking forward to winter, never having seen snow in my life as I am a native South Floridian.
I recall the 73rd Signal Company July nights being a bit chilly, so I knew I would be in for one heck Cimpany a shocker once the season changed. So it was! The first thing I noticed after a few days, not only were the soldiers laid back, but apparently telecommunications as a whole was this way. No PT? No formations? Go to work, end Upg Company In Myanmar shift and hit the town?
I got to meet a lot of great folks in the several departments of the th, the microwave, comm center, NCA National Command 73rd Signal Company Startransmitter site techs, as well as the techs at the th AutoDIN switch.
I wish I knew where they all are now. I recall having to visit the receiver site on TDY for a couple weeks with a good buddy from PTC, to rewire the complete facility. The wiring was quite a sight having been wired and rewired over the years.
That place was heaven! Personal cooks, just tell them what you wanted and it was on the place in a flash. Exercises - As for the exercises, not PT, gees, what was that?? However, the plans were shot down since I did not have any combat experience, and things got ugly quick, you could hear the shots going off when the tech on the ship would key his mic.
Oh well, maybe next time. Other exercises over the years were Wintex, Reforger, Sitnal Eagle, and others that have slipped my mind. Those were always fun, great folks to work with! The Air Force always had top of the line equipment, including Ramstein TC that I was fortunate enough to tour on one occasion while splurging for stereo equipment at the audio store on base there.
As time ran on, I realized that there was no going to the field for us either. Cold Cmopany days. The planes would fly overhead practically on a daily Dlc Management Company, practicing Rue La La Parent Company dive bombing. Rumpelkammer was another close by favorite hang out. At one point of my tour, the NCA Department ran low on techs and they were looking for volunteers.
NCA was an interesting job to say the least. During mission times, when Air Force One or other govt officials were flying overhead, it would get busy and would keep you on your toes.
Unfortunately, those times were few and far between. The time finally came when I was able to return to the chaos of tech control that I Sugnal so much, NCA was fun, but I missed the craziness of tech control so much. Due to the ever changing shifts at TC, days for a weekswingsand mids,sleep became a faint memory, especially if you lived in the barracks. There were times when we voted to change the shifts from 5 days on, 2 off, to 4 on, 3 off, 3 on, 4 off, 12 hour shifts.
If you had a roommate or two, you can just about guarantee they were on a different shift, therefore when they got off duty, you could forget sleep. I blame that on PTC and it only reminds me of the awesome job I signed up for, not having a clue to what tech control even meant at 17 years of age.
I can honestly say that we in the th, and possibly the th felt the same way, we were not in the real Army. This was one big party. It was only a matter of time. So, once a month, we had formations, even if we were in bed after finishing a shift, in front of the comm building. Of course it really stunk if you were still trying to get a few winks before going back to work, but we managed. I recall this same 1st Sgt sitting at the start of the road down to the switch where he was timing us, to insure we would pass a real PT test, and I came up the road on my return trip with a cig hanging out of my mouth.
That man fell out laughing so hard, he hit the ground. Always glad to amuse! I actually feared going home, this life here at PMS was the bomb! But, I knew my heart was in South Florida, and the time came to say auf wiedersehen. To this day, I think about the job, the friends, the family, my now 30 year old son has visited So.
I returned inbut have waited way too long to go back again, loooong overdue! I Google 73dd I can to locate pics from the area, I unfortunately lost 73rd Signal Company Compan during a move. I see that everything at Husterhoeh is Comany basically a museum or park, but would still like to go and see the newly renovated area. Google Maps makes it fun, but to go back for the views, the currywurst, frikedelles, and the various schnitzel, would hit home completely.
Sugnal love to hear Commpany you! I was transferred from Camp Hanford Washington to the th Signal Company during the middle part of The Headquarters was in Fontainebleau, France, the exact post name I do not remember. However, the th was not on the main post. We were on a separate compound attached to the main post. I was only in Fontainebleau for a total or 3 days before my assignment to a 73dd Microwave Relay Site.
The th was not your standard type of army unit. Our vehicles were American, but everything else was a mixture of different countries. My first duty assignment was on a site near the Luxembourg Borderat place called Thionville.
We lived on a French Army post for a time, we then moved to the Signao when the French need the space. We 73rx not have access to any US Military facilities. We received extra pay for our living conditions, and we also received separate rations since we had to buy our food from the local stores. I was only at the Thionville site for a few months.
Our tent caught fire one night and we lost Zeppoli Company our clothes and personnel items, but none of our operating equipment was lost.
A replacement crew relieved us after about 4 days and we went back to Fontainebleau, where an investigation was conducted. The Carburetor on the old Signa pot bellied stove somehow got stuck wide open and the diesel fuel poured in and put the fire out, it then flooded the tent until it reached the second heater then it decided to start burning again.
No one was hurt we were all doing something else at the time. We moved all the vehicles and equipment in a hurry, but could not save any of our personal gear.
I remember one of the men had around three or four mounts pay in his foot locker, He had a hard time trying to get his pay reimbursed. After the investigation we were again reassigned to other sites that were short on personnel.
I was assigned to a site near a town called Stoone Not positive about spellingit was a small faming village of about 10 farmhouses. Cimpany site was in one of the farmers fields. Across the street from us was Com;any Air Force radio relay site. They lived in a house, we lived again in a tent. While I was there the Air Force moved into Germany. Towards the end on the American sites were moved into Belgium, and the French took over the sites we originally had.
I 73rd Signal Company to Fontainebleau for out processing. After clearing I still had a few days remaining until it was time for my flight home, the First Sergeant told me to go to Paris and spend my last few days and to make sure that I get to Orley Quicktron Company The airport in Paris for my flight home.
I am trying to find some old buddies of that time: Michael Vincent Winchester, Raymond Carter - and a few others.
I arrived at the th Signal Company in June of MacHamer, mentioned in your posted article was my company commander at the time of my PCS in January of and actually served as an official witness to my first marriage in December of There were three kasernes located near each other in Kaiserslautern, they were Kleber, Daenner, and Panzer. LTC Robert J. Liddell, July Insignia. The blue background represents the Pacific Ocean. The four electrical radio flashes represent the four capabilities of a signal unit, while the orange and silver white are the colors of the 73rc Corps.
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