Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

Dexheim - Anderson Barracks, Apr 2011

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am so glad that I stumbled upon your site. This brought back so many memories. My days in the chapel and my nights spent on the back side gate. I wish their pictures of the chow hall or the barracks of the 501st.

Anonymous said...

This will always be the home of the 12th Eng. Bn. They were stationed there longer than any unit in the US Army, Myself from 1978-1985 and the 1988-1990

Wayne Holdran

Anonymous said...

The picture of the Chapel brings back great memories of Spring mornings and all the flowers and trees blooming. The Chaplain's assistant would ring the church bell for the Catholic and Protestant Services.

papamike69 said...

This is a great find. I was stationed in Dexheim from 1975 until 1979. I can still recall the 3 to 5 mile run through the beet fields each morning for PT. I was a Combat Engineer Track Vehicle crew member and a mobile assault bridge operator during my enlistment. I married a local girl from Oppenheim. We lived in a little apartment nest to the slaughter house in NeirsteinI can almost taste the Schnitzel and liebfraumilch. I remember the Chapel well, I got to do special duty as the Chaplin’s assistant for a time. I also remember the front gate, I was assigned to drive the Van that would drop off and pick up the enlisted men in town. It’s really hard to look at these photos and not get emotional I had so many really great memories there. It is also sad to see it in the over grown stat it’s in.

justweldit said...

papamike69 I was on the mabs when they sank in the rhine Jan 25, 1977.
Hit my head on deck railing when I went into freezing cold river. so cold I couldn't even move my arms or legs. Got lifted into engineer boat about a mile down from crossing sight. I was a combat engineer MAB operator at that time.

Darrel Brimer

Anonymous said...

Was stationed in Dexhiem from 1978 to 1981 with 12th Eng Bn. Made a lot of friends with the Germans. One German couple come to visit us in Florida ever 2 years and update us on what is going on in Dexhiem. Thanks for memories.

Katie Harmon said...

Thanks for the pics! My grandfather's brother is Ameth Anderson who the barracks are named after. It is really nice to see this.

Anonymous said...

Great photos

Anonymous said...

Robert Thacker. Was there 1970 to 1973. Was in charge of the AIC. In Delta Company for some time then got transfered to HHC. Wish I had never left and still kick my butt for leaving and not returning. My heart and mind is still there.It was a great post to serve at and meet certain people

Brent Layton said...

I was there also 1977-1990 in1st plt then heavy junk driving the ten ton #93

Anonymous said...

Wow great memory's , my heart pounded when I saw this, great friends and good times.. I served in 1985- 87 late A co. 2nd plt. 5 ton driver. I have not seen Anderson Barricks for long time, until recently. I was always sad to leave such a honored time there. All the wine fields , history, I wish, I would have understand the history of the area at the time. I'm sorry to see it closed. I worked the front gate and the chapel. Even moved in the new patriot battalion for a bit , so the Germans work on Aco Barricks ,feels like its been calling out to me as I'm getting older. To see her before it's gone. I remember the whole base bldg and all ..I honor all my 12th eng friends miss you guys . Romero J Aco.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great photos. The front gate is different and a lot nicer than it was.
I was in A Co 2nd PLT 5 Ton driver from 1974-1976. Then E Co CEV Platoon my last year to 1977.
The Engineer mile! The MABS sinking in the Rhine. Yeah, I was there. Mr ACO, I hope you took care of my old truck. It was a good one.....
Thanks for posting....

Anonymous said...

Calling A Co. Under the Command of Capt Davis those were the years 85-89. Been quite a few years. IF anyone from those years, would be great to hear from you guy's. Honor, Duty, Country.

Wheelsof Steel

Gloria said...

Culpeppers were there at Dexheim from 1988 - 1991. Great memories!!

Alicia McCullough said...

Was a military wife in Dexheim from 1974-1978. Worked on post for Big Bend Community College and for 3 years in the CDAAC office for Lts Zoephel and Lt. Schwartz. The pictures look a lot different from when I lived on post. Would love to reconnect with Diana Finney, Director of the college, or anyone else that remembers me.

Alicia McCullough (now different name).

Anonymous said...

Glad to see this sight. I was an Army wife at Dexheim from 1975 to 1978. Husband was stationed at the Missile base on the hill. I worked in the PX on post. Great base and in a great location.

Randal Olm said...

I was at "The Heim" from Nov. 1975- Nov. 1978. Echo Company, 3rd Platoon, A.V.L.B./C.E.V. Echo-34 was mine. A.V.L.B. Tent city, Tent mess hall, Herman/Nelson heaters not working, Good Times!! Wine fest in Oppenheim, I wathced the M.A.B.s sink with two brand new M60s on board. Lived in Dexheim, Guntersblum and Saulheim. New Z.Z. Three years... seems like a long time ago now.

My name is Randy "Big Bird" Olm I now live in North Idaho, Priest River. I am a Saw Filer in a saw mill located in LaClede Idaho. Idaho Forest Group. Been working mills for the last 30 years. Still married to Rose, 36 years last June 7th.

My thanks to Mike Walrath for introducing me to Jesus Christ, still walking with Him, thanks Mike.

Michelle Stanton Gentry said...

Looking for anyone that was in the military who knew Kenneth Stanton and Michelle Stanton we wrre there around yr 82-86 Stanton was in the 12th eng battalion I worked at the mess hall also as a laborer I'm aso looking for sum of the friends I worked with American wives Pauline, Sharon, I remember sharon was frn south corolina any info would be appreciated finding old friends. Thanks God Bless here is my cell 806 200 0516

Anonymous said...

I worked at the Community Bank from 1986 until 2000-Army wife- my husband was stationed at Finthen Army Airfielld. Our 3 children attended school at Dexheim and Bad Kreuznach. I miss Germany

terry logsdon said...

I was there from 82-85 in c co 3rd psg and company ops sgt. great times were had there.

G. Carol Duncan said...

I was an Army wife at Dexheim from October 1980 through May 1983. My late husband, Bill, was with the 12th Engr. Bn. Aid Station & I (Carol) worked in the dental clinic as the receptionist and or secretary. We loved it there! Thanks for the pictures.

Richard Schellenger, Vsm said...

I was stationed at Anderson Barracks in 1968 and 1969 until I was sent to Vietnam. I was in H H C , 1st Platoon. Was the Battalion Surveyor. Lots of memories there!! Of course the front gate was a lot different in 68 than it is today. Was also involved in the move out to the "freedom gap" as we called it when the russians invaded the Czechs. Spent some very interesting time on the border when we thought we were about to go to war! Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

Went to Germany on the USS Upsure (troop ship) Apr 1965. Assigned to Echo (Bridge) Co. Crew chief on an ARCE (Amph. River Crossing Equip.) Departed Jun 30, 1968.

Sam Voyages said...

I was in B Co. 12th Eng. Bn. 1970-71

rickey gore said...

Nothing but the truth!!!

Sharkfan said...

This is an awesome blog for one, I was stationed at Dexheim from 1981-1982 and it was so awesome, Served with great soldiers and traveled a lot on my own time and on pass, I was in D, Co Delta Dogs and would love to speak with any fellow Veterans from that unit and time frame :) Thanks, Anthony Hall

Brockwell said...

This is SP4 Brockwell "Brock" I was at the Heim from 76-79. I was Colonel's Orderly the day the MABs sunk in the Rhine. I was driving the Colonel around that day when he got the call about the MABs sinking. I was there when the Germans floated the "Shark" down the Rhine to haul out the MABs. What a mess! I was greatful no one was hurt.

Stefen Griff said...

A Co 12th 81-84 mainz/Dexheim.it looks nothing like it did when i was there, i plan to return again this fall, i am sure memories will return and i will be 21 again. thank you for the photos,and i am sure this place in the middle of nothing, hold a special spot for all those who passes through its gate and called it home. for all the guys far from home who transitioned from boys to men here, this place will always be home. thanks for the memories,

PFC griffith
A12E

Annie said...

Thank you for the pictures! Ameth Anderson was my great uncle.

mike said...

I was a 14-year-old Army brat, father assigned here from 1968-69. I was surprised to find this and other websites with pictures, which brought back lots of bittersweet memories. -Mike Lawson

mike said...

I was a 14-year-old Army brat in 1968; my father was stationed there until retirement. Lots of bittersweet memories at this base, and of course changes. -mike lawson

jerad devos said...

i was their from 1193 to 1996 on hill 501st mi went their right out of high school and is where i got a dose of growing up and wish their was more picts of dexheim for memories.

MSG B said...

I was in D.co also Sharkfan from 79 thru 82. 1SG Climente always made the company spell his name during formations. I was in 2nd Platoon SFC Hammond was my Platoon Sergeant.

SGT M. Bloom

Anonymous said...

I was an Army wife in Dexheim 1985 to 1987. Married to James P Whittington from Baltimore. Remember the wine fests, Wednesday night schnitzel, touring on bicycles, the trips to East Germany, weekend runs to Paris, the "dinner parties" in our rinky dink apartment with the best patio garden, and the gracious German people. Miss my friends: RJ Grimes, Todd & Iris Usnik, Randy & Denise Russo, Jennifer and Mark Saelens, Ellen Reeves, Kevin Booher, Steve, Mike Beaugrand, Jeff Cross, Mike Garland, Clint Keller, and any one else I missed. Hope you guys are all doing well. PL Mousaw, Lake Placid, NY

Anonymous said...

Was an army wife at Dexheim 85-87. Married to JP Whittington, 12th Engineer Btln. Such fond memories of wine fests, the autobahn, trips to East Germany when the wall was up, Wednesday night schnitzel, bicycle tours, "dinner parties" in our rinky dink apartment with the best patio garden, chariot races, and the gracious German people. Thinking of my friends there: Todd and Iris Usnik, Mike Garland, Randy and Denise Russo, Ellen Reeves, Mark and Jennifer Saelens, Kevin Booher, Mike Beaugrand, RJ Grimes, Steve, Jeff Cross, Clint Keller, and anyone else I may have missed. Hope all are doing well. PL Mousaw, Lake Placid, NY

Dave T said...

I was there from 1977-1980 Delta Dogs. I remember they were building a second ADA barracks. Their was a radar station and missile storage area. You had the Motor pool the theatre/ bank/snack bar/enlisted club/barbershop, then across from that was HQ offices and the parade field and dependent quarters and officers club, then from the front you had HQ company followed by A-E Company Barracks, then the Recreation Center and Gym. Behind the Barracks they had storage buildings and the NCO/club, everything was compacted together.
If you didn't have a car it was wait for the evening pass van or hitch hike to town 3 miles away. Neirstein and Oppenheim were local hangouts. But you could take a worker train to bigger towns fairly easily. Many weekends spent in Mainz and other towns hanging out. Pretty boring place if you just hung out on base.

Anonymous said...

1965 ~1968..HDQ HDQ Commo section. Made e-5 as Bravo Co. Commo Chief. As I remember " we "had the only working APC Heater in the battalion. Who can forget A co for a**ho*le not airborne, ECHO River Rats and Alzey, RASTAPUS Drinking bouts...hard hitting slug fests that followed...grinning like morons standing before Company CO for an article 15...and the ADM weinies who hid in the back of the motorpool...YUP , those are the memories

Joe Beben said...

A Company 1958-1960, the good old days. We went airborne in '58 supporting the 504 and 505 Battle Groups up in Mainz. Jumped all over Germany and even down at Pau, France. Remember moving out New Years Day on a Seventh Army alert during the Cold War (froze our ** off), chugging nucs around the countryside. Loved Oppenheim.

Many, many memories of my first duty station as a 2d Lt. Platoon Sgt and all Sqd Ldrs were WW II and Korean War vets. Taught me the ropes, will never forget them.

mike sell said...

Was with 32nd patriot from 86-88 hdqtrs co. anyone know what happened to them mike sell

Emily Hardaway said...

Does anyone rememeber Joe (Jayee) Hardaway, he was in Dexheim from 1985 - 1987. Just reaching out to anyone who may have known him. He has been deceased for 18 years now. email eennis26 @ yahoo. com.

Anonymous said...

BOB MERCER TUCSON AZ
HQ COMPANY 17 AEB 1955- 1957

MANY FOND MEMORYS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE STILL AROUND FROM THE FIFTYS.

David Jewell said...

Dave Jewell stationed at the Nike Site from 71-73. Had a lot of good times and great memories.

David Jewell said...

Stationed at the Nike site 71-73. Met a lot of great people and have some very fond memories of the Heim.

Anonymous said...

For a place to be stationed in Germany, it was perfect. I was stationed there from 83-85 in Echo Company(River Rats), maint section. I was there under the leadership of 1st Sergeant Mohs, I remember his brand of PT and his infamous morning runs through the local countryside. Met a lot of good guys there, some I've ran into all these years later.

Peter Weeks Jr said...

My father was also there during the sametime he was specialist 5 Peter Weeks if you knew him please contact me he recently passed and would like to know details my email is realweeks1981@yahoo.com my name is Peter Weeks Jr thank you

Anonymous said...

Rex [Bub] Brooks I was there May 1971- Oct. 1973 Delta Co. Capt. Davis [Smoke] was the Co. We arrived in time for the Battalion Riot and left the next morning for Grafenwoehr for 3 months. What an experience, but would not change a thing. Great brothers in arms and a great country to be in. Wish I could go back. Looking for some of my old buddies.

Danoh Wilt said...

I was at the "heim" from 79-82 in HHC 1st plot BMO left army in May of 82 returned to Germany that June married the love of my life.We lived in Guntersblum and I worked at Kummerling in Bodennheim till I returned to the states in 86 miss it A LOT Dan Wilt

Anonymous said...

i was stationed dexheim 67-68
with Delta Co. I worked with training NCO and was sqd ldr after promoted E5. CO Capt Manzi,
Platoon Ldr Lt Beaver. I remember some enlisted Zamorrow from wyoming. Miller company clown.
Conan t. clayton, some great times on weekend passes to Amsterdam, Mainz.

Jim T said...

I was stationed here from '86 -'88. Was with the 178th Maintenance who supported the 2/3 ADA. Great memories of the wine fest, traveling through the neighboring countries, the Star Discotech in Worms, Monsters of Rock Concerts (of course the 80s had the best music) and great friends. I Google Earth it from time to time to look at the country and reminisce. Jim Tuell

Anonymous said...

My father was stationed at Dexheim when I was a child. We lived in the row of buildings that were (I was told) WW2 German Officer quarters. The buildings faced the long road and I'd sit in my bedroom and look out over the fields. This was all in the mid 1950's. There was a movie theater and the post chapel where I went to Sunday school but not much else. Behind the row of buildings we lived in, there was a hill covered in grass that we'd sled down on large pieces of cardboard. I have pictures of myself riding a pony at one of the many small traveling carnivals that would come by. I was bussed to school - we rode a bus to the military school somewhere - it took a long time to get there and back and was usually dark by the time we got home. I remember very cold winters. I saw the aerial shot of the facility and recognized the buildings I lived in ... so that was what, over 50 years ago now .. wow. Glad I found this site!! :)

gordon glariada said...

I was stationed in Dexheim...Anderson Baracks...8th Infantry 12th Engr PATHFINDERS "Always First!" there Nov 1975 - Jul 1978...HHC Commo..I was 36K20...I still keep in touch with Terry Washington who was a rattrig operator with HHC also...looking for Charles Munsell...Jeff Van Order...Chris Starnes...Carrington...Barnes...Johnson in S-1...Honed my foosball skills right there in HHC rec room...Saw the best concerts in Germany...ELO in Mannheim...Foreigner in Manheim...doobies...Aero smith...Lorilei Canyon...Munich Oktoberfest 1977...anyone else there in 1975-1978 in HHC and hung out with us...get back with me...gglariada

Tom Jones said...

My name is Tom Jones and I was stationed in Dexheim from 76 to 81. I was the Chaplains Assistant for most of that time. I met so many great people in Dexheim and the surrounding areas. German and Americans alike - My heart is pounding as I think of all the memories I made there with the 12th Engr Bn. Anyone remember Pressor - he was the mail clerk and my room mate. I also remember Lt Swartz and his wonderful wife, the Beattys, Sandy Duncan at the DYA, Chaplains Homer Kohn and Herb Kitchens and their families, Anna and Beatrice from Nierstein, Kurt Pavalek and his daughter Uta from Oppenheim. Mostly I remember the first girl I ever loved. Her name was Particia Bals and she lived in Oppenheim. We were together for over 4 years - I even brought her home to meet my family in Florida. Yeah I remember the "Engineer Mile", the Beet Fields, Honey Wagons, Winefests, and friends. I am almost 60, but for a moment there I was 18 again. Anyone wanting to catch up from those days can reach me at tj411@suddenlink.net. I sure miss Dexheim.........

Bob Sikkenga said...

I was stationed there in 1954-1956 when Anderson Barracks was home to the 17th armored engineer battalion.
I visited it twice since, once before 9/11 and once after. What a difference. My barracks looked more like a college co-ed dorm than it looked ion 1955, in the "old army."

Bill Roberts said...

William J. Roberts; aka Bill, Billy, Robbie, (Acting) Sgt Roberts: of Alpha Co.12th Engr. Battalion Dexheim, Germany. Airborne all the way! Remembering all the jumps, many at night and all the good times serving with First Sargent Jackson, Captain Diffley, Lieutenants Weaver and Dinsmore, SFC. Birchfield and many others that helped me grow up. Loved my time in Germany and all the traveling with Charles Hodges; miss you Hodges: My best friend and room mate Sgt Hodges; we were young but he, as I see it now at 63, was a man's man even then, a solid upstanding soldier and friend. Sorry Hodges that I didn't trust you with the loan for the Triumph when I trusted you with my life as a brother soldier! I made a terrible mistake. Hope some day you read this and forgive me! To all the other Soldiers of Alpha Company, miss you all and thanks for the memories we made in Germany and for being spit shine and polish; Airborne all the way and then some Drill Sargent!!!!

Anonymous said...

Stationed there 1964-1966 Adm Special Weapons Platoon Headquarters Company. Great memories. Traveled as much as I could when there. Just went back March of 2015. It is all locked up. Parked on the road out front could only see the Company buildings and the old front entrance guard hut. The Chapel is still out front. It is all boarded up weeds and trees growing around and over it. Went into Dexheim looking for the old DK Gasthhaus not there any more Spent many a night there. I remember Margaret and her parents owned it. Had the duty a couple times working the courtesy patrol going around to all the haunts picking up all the drunks in the 3/4 ton and taking them back to the 12th. Great memories was a little sad to see a place that had so much life and energy closed up.

SP/5 Newlin

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Whoever can help with history of Camp Eschborn, please add your memories of the place as it used to be in the 70's through 90's.

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