Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

Bad Kreuznach - Rose Barracks, May 2011

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was stationed at Rose Barracks from 79 to 83. I would love to see more pictures from the area.

Anonymous said...

I still live in BK and very proud to have served in 1AD from 93-97 when I got out. As they have torn down most of the post over the years I have been able to get some of the old street stones which I am using at y house for a walkway. My son trains at the gym which I used to play racketball in and has been renovated into the German trampoline training camp. It was a beautiful post with a lot of history. Sad to see it torn down.

Manu said...

hey I have always been trying to find Scott Russel Bergeron Nickname Goofy was i believe in BRAVO from 1993 to 1998 he was from Luisiana does anyone know whatever happend to him?

Anonymous said...

I was stationed in BK from 1976-1980 - happiest time of my life.

Cain said...

I was stationed in BK Rose Kasern and in the 8th S&T in the next fence... I loved running the streets at all hours of the morning and then again that night for dining and just having a good time... Was there from March 81 till June 84. I remember it being a very clean and friendly town. So go the days of our lives... :)

scanlon said...

Stationed there (BK) 54-56 HDQ 2nd Armored Div.
I think the 141st Signal was stationed at Baumholder.

David Prigge said...

I was stationed on Rose Barracks 1980 to 1983. I was assigned to 8th Signal and really enjoyed being in BK. I met the love of my life there and we are thinking we may retire there in a few years. I look forward to being back in BK.

Tony Howard said...

Was stationed in BK from Jan. 1983 to Jan 1985. Lived in the barracks at the hospital kaserne and worked at the communications site up on Kuberg.

Vanessa Caitlin said...

I was born in BK in 1972. My father was stationed at Heinbach (please forgive my spelling), but there was an issue with the base hospital so my parents had to go to BK. Have always been fascinated my the area & thanks to the internet, I am finally able to see the beauty of the place.

Greg Jones said...



I was stationed in Rose Barracks in the 8th Signal Batalion from 1977 - 1979.

When I look back now, I remember some of the best experiences of my life. This was the beginning of a lifetime affinity with Europe.

david said...

i was stationed in bk from 82 till 85 at the 225th station hospital, it was a beautiful place i miss very much the post was one of the best i had served in and the town was great the people the food i really miss germany an bad kreuznach very much

Anonymous said...

I was stationed at Rose Barracks 1963-64. Assigned to headquarters
admin. Was on the 8 th div boxing team. Trained on the "Hills" for our conditioning.. one of the most beautiful European cities I ever was at, except Augsberg,Austria. Great people and better food than anywhere else in Germany. imo

Anonymous said...

a most beautiful city...

Anonymous said...

rose barracks was a very nice
place for us to stay

Anonymous said...

I was in Charlie Company, Eighth Signal Corps, stationed in Bad Kreuznach (Rose Barracks) from 1972 to 1975. Loved the town and the German people.

Mike

Anonymous said...

I was in BK from 1976 to 1979 at 225th Station Hospital.....

Anonymous said...

Stationed at Rose-BK and Anderson barracks in Dexheim from 1999-2001. Helped to close down BK in 2001 when unit moved to Mainz, sad to have turned it over, great place to live!

Nick Ganci said...

Nick Ganci

I was stationed in BK June 66 to Dec. 68 worked in the Tin Shack 8th Admin Co. great times and memories a simpler time and life.

Nov. 8th 2013

Eddie J. Santos said...

I was stationed on Rose Barracks from 1984 to 1987 with the 8th Signal Battalion. Bitter sweet memories in a city that's quaint but beautiful.
Loads of knee pad, brown nosing, butt kissing, but the training was tough. None the less, it's all in the books.

Samuel Arellano said...

I was in BK Rose Barracks 8th Admin Co, May 66 to Oct 67. Worked in tin shack as team leader. Had a GREAT time, made great memories as a young solder. Loved the town, food, beer &" Gripos". Would like to visit some day. I do remember woking with Nick Ganci.

Pruitt said...

I was stationed at Rose Barracks from 1955 through 1956 with the 142nd Armored Signal Co. Would be very interested in hearing from anyone there at that time.

Also, does anyone remember the CapriBar.

Sara said...

I lived in BK with my then husband from 73-74. He was with 8th signal div.. company A. Sooo many good memories. He has since passed away, but I remember walking to the base from our tiny apt on Baumgarten Strasse many times. I was so young back then, and only now truly appreciate the fact I got to live in Germany. If there is anyone out there who was at Rose Barracks back then, and with Company A, please leave a note. Its been so many years. My husbands name was Mike Stone. Thanks!

Thomas Goldsworthy said...

Any chance you knew a Raymond Smith?

Alan David said...

never was stationed at Rose barracks but my band played in the NCO club there many times from 1972 - 1982. I always enjoyed our gigs there. Would often go early and spend the day looking around, eating in the local restaurants and seeing the beauty of the area. It was one of my very favorites clubs to play ... and my band played in just about every NCO Club south of Fulda and west of Stuttgart. Great memories from there!

Noreen said...

@ Pruitt: the Capri Bar was closed some years ago, sorry.

duane said...

was in rose barracks also, the tin shack and ran outproccessing,, hey sam remember the trip to paris with razz and the first time he seen a ladies refresher,,,,,,,, email me would love to hear from you duane

duane said...

i was in rose barrack 65 to 68 and was a team leader and ran outprocessing till i came home,, had alot of fun like the trip to paris WITH SAM ARLLEONO AND RAZ it would be fun to do it all again but made me sick to see what RB looks like now, was going to take a trip over there but better off with just the memories,,,,, HEY SAM WRITE will ya

Bob Sullivan said...

I was in the 8th M.P. Company in Rose Barracks from July of 1969 to January of 1971.

KD said...

Was there 99-01 my husband was MI and worked in the ACE. I had my son in BK. We later moved to Mainz. I remember temporary quarters in Dexheim...Nice area

Gene said...

I was stationed in BK, Rose barracks in 71-72 4th plt. Co. C 8th Sig Bn. Had a lot of good memories. Sad to see it closed and tore down. Gene

Anonymous said...

Bad Kreuznach was my first duty assignment, there at the 225th Station Hospital from mid 91 to mid 93... great times. It is sad the see it changing so much. Learned a lot about life there, learned to enjoy it more. Still serving after all these years, not much came close to being as enjoyable as BK. Bangkok was pretty awesome, though :D

Sylvia/sylplains@aol.com said...

I just discovered that I was born at the Kaserne Hospital in 1948. We immigrated to the US in 1949. My parents, Holocaust survivors were living in the American camp for DP's a camp in(Bad Kreuznach, Bamberg, Germany. I am writing a book based on their experiences. If anyone has more information for me, please share.

George Horvath said...

SP5
George Horvath, HHC, Division Surgeons Office. Had a wonderful time being stationed here. 1966-1968. Our first son was born in the Army hospital. Got to travel to many places (Spain, Holland, Germany). So sad to see the old bldgs torn down. But memories will always be there.

Mrs. Mac said...

My husband, I, and our daughter were stationed in BK from 1978 to 1984. We lived in the French Quarters right next to the grave yard. BK is a beautiful town. I am sad to see the barracks in shambles like that. The palace was always pristine during our time there. My husband was with the 8th Signal Battalion, SMG Robert McMillion, our daughter's name is Connie, she used to work in the PX at Rose. Greetings to all out there, Mrs. Mac

Unknown said...

Jack Limper

In '61 transferred from 82nd Airborne to the HQ Company for 8th Division. We were the HQ signal support for the paratroopers stationed at Wiesbaden.

A week or so after I got there the US forces made a convoy to Berlin to keep the road open. We were supposed to make that trip but they decided to go ahead with long planned maneuvers in the British Zone near Cologne.

Spent a month in Denmark with Danish forces. Two weeks at a French Artillery post near Pau for some major maneuvers, plus 4/5 days each way in a convoy. We convoyed down with six or seven trucks.

I have some pictures somewhere.

I really enjoyed hiking the hills around Bad Kreuznach. It was a beautiful, friendly city.

Anonymous said...

I was in Bad Kreuznach in 1982 I worked as a waitress In Rose Barracks it was such a beautiful place and such a great place to work. My name was Eileen and I came from Scotland. Some nice memories.

John Staley said...

I was Company Clerk for Company B, 8th S&T Battalion from 11/62 through 5/65. As many others, I loved the Food and the People. A Army Buddie,Frank Toomey married a local and stayed in BK.I would like to find him. Sorry the Kaserne was torn down. Plan to visit BK sometime mext year.
Jack Staley

Robert Pavicic said...

Arrived Rose Barracks 11/67 then to Det C @Finthen AAF. Back to BK a yr later worked HHQ 8S&T stock records in warehouse. Enjoyed self and beer. Went to Baumholder early '69 @ airport there. Was HHB 8th DivArty football team trainer. We never won a game. Stopped going to games since no one ever got injured.

Stone Soup said...

I worked on the 8th Infantry Division staff, in the Division HQ Building, from Jan 83 to Sep 84.

'Loved the Friday afternoon staff runs down through the Kurpark.

'Lived off-post in Stadtteil Winzenhein - surrounded by Vineyards.

Spent many pleasant evening drinking Weizenbier at the Kreuznacher Treff, in downtown BK.

Also remember a dance club on one side of town called Sansoucci.

'Very good memories - much better than a the preceding 18 months spent at Baumholder!

Steve Ayres said...

My Dad, Pete Ayres, served in a tank motor pool at this base in the mid 50's, does anyone remember him? If so please email me.

C. Johnson said...

Was at Rose 1963-65. A Co 8th Sig. Company clerk

Rickey Tiller said...

Was at Rose Barracks 1979 - 1981 A Co 8th Sig 2nd platoon

Anonymous said...

I was stationed at the 225 Station Hospital from 1979 to 1981. It was one of the greatest times of my life. The history of Germany, the people, the great memories I
will cherish forever! My last year there, 1981, I had the privelage to play in the
German-American Baseball League. The guys I played witj I still think about today, Jerry LaBarbera, our coach, Gil Rivera, Craig Brosius, Tim Hensley and my great German compadre, Jurgen Radu. God Bless all of you! Mickey Langford

Anonymous said...

I was in the 8th AG Company, 73 - 75.
Speedy 5 Brian Scott. Hotmail account ID is below.
I remember Rusty, Tietjens, Darryl Thomas, Lieutenant James, Steven Colo, many others.
I spent too much time worrying about stuff;
don't have the great memories most of you posting here have.
I'm not so serious now, thank goodness.
BrianX9

larry vosen said...

My name is Larry Vosen, and I worked in the Finance Department of the 8th Abn Inf for 11 months (66-67) before being transferred to Vietnam... Loved my time in BK; very beautiful place. Can anyone recall the name of the Italian Restaurant that served the world's best Lasagna and Pizza? The place wasn't far from the main gate - turning left out the gate, crossing the street and going up an alley for 3 or so blocks. I still compare all Lasagna with the servings of this place, and NONE come close! 2nd place of interest is the hangout frequented by the finance department on the outskirts of downtown. I'm praying to go back sometime soon, and would love to visit these joints again, if they remain.

Doug Sears said...

I was stationed in BK from Oct 1991 to July 1994, arrived with my wife and three boys, left with four boys and one on the way, must have been the water, looking back, my wife and I agree, some of the best years of our 30 years of marriage, my # 4 son born at St Marion worth german hospital, 141st signal alpha company 1st platoon, so sad to here that it is gone,
Anyone there in the early 90s, I would love to here from ya,
attodds@gmail.com

Doug SEars

Jeanne Crozier Gibson said...

I was a medic, 91B, 1978/79. I drove support 4, a jeep. Thanks Army for teaching me how to drive stick and I am a nurse with BSN degree. All thanks to humble beginnings at BK

Grease said...

Mitch Hill: I was there from Oct 1991-94. 8th-ID then change of colors to 141st signal BN. B-co 2nd plt. Fresh out of high school at that time and first time away from home. That was the start of my adult life. Memories for sure. (Doug Sears you may remember Dave Lyndsey.

Anonymous said...

Lived in BK 85 assigned to 8th ID Hqs. Lovely town, lovely Nahe wine, did I mention the wine? Wife and dog loved the place, left to go to Mannheim, missed BK a lot. Visited back in 98 for a couple of hours, it had changed a lot by then, I guess it is just a memory now as far as the American presence there.

birgit stocker said...

Hey i have a question im looking for someone who was in Bad Kreuznach stationed arround this time you was there. I just know his Name jimmy no last name.im looking for this guy cause my mom met hin in this time. They was in the field arround Neustadt /Aisch If you know this.she said He was mexican or Puertorican.she just have a Picture of him thats it.maybe you know something i can find out i hope so.you can email me at agnesstocker@aol.de thank you

The_glove said...

I lived in the French Quarters with Mom and Dad about 1967-1971. I was 4-8 years old. Went to kindergarten through 2nd grade in BK. I wonder what it would look like now? Probably nothing like I'd remember. I remember the walnut tree, the sandboxes, the candy shop on the corner, the park down the street and many of the kids I played with. I don't remember much before this, it's kind of where my life started.

Franklin said...

I was stationed in Bad Kreuznach from 1988 to 1991. I live in Wiesbaden now. Does anyone know how to obtain archives of the newspaper articles there?

Michael Lentz said...

I worked in personnel during that time spc lentz.

Mac n' Janet said...

My husband was stationed at Rose Barracks from 1968-1971, our daughter was born at the hospital there.

Melvin Fisher said...

Melvin C. Fisher...I was stationed at Rose Barracks in 69 with the 1st Airborne Platoon!

Michael Horton said...

Hello All Of the Bad Kreuznach Lovers:
My name is Michael Horton. I was station in Bad Kreunach from March 1981 until May or June 1984. I worked/ assigned to the 8th Inf Div Finance Co. When I first arrived to BK, I stay in the AG barracks on the 3rd floor with the view of the flag pole that was in front of the Head Quarters bldg. Would love to see any post(s) for anyone during that time fame. Married a pretty young girl that was work/ assigned to the 8th Inf Div DMMC. Her name Melissa Turner SP/4 I also play bass guitar with a little band of soldiers called "Break." Billy Wallace 8th MP company was on keyboard. some members of Finace at that time was SP/5 Eugene Jackson, SP/5 Samuel T. Bryant, SP/4 Briscoe, SSG Dunlap, just to name a few.

Anonymous said...

Interesting time of our lives. I lived in Bad Kreuznach from 1955 - 1957 as an Army Brat. I would love to revisit Germany again soon, but I bet I would hardly recognize the B.K. Kaserne. But it would still be great to go back. In 1955, We traveled to Germany from New York on a Sea Board and Western - Supper Constellation ,, you could see blue flames coming out of the manifolds at night.... Turbo-Prop.
....Flew into Rhine - Main -- Frankfort. stop over in Newfoundland.
We took our new 1955 Mercury Monterey. (shipped over).
Great experiences.....never forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Army brat. Lived in Bad Kreuznach 70-72 with family. Dad was Mike Fayard, MSG/1SG, A company 8th Sig Bn. Good memories and good friends. CO was CPT Cotting.

Kerry Simmons said...

I was born here, an army brat to 1st Sargent Ward Simmons and Elaine Simmons we are a family of 6 kids and traveled so much while my father was in the army. Anyone know or remember him. I sure don't. When he got out after 25 years, he lost all control of his life, left us and I never saw him again. That was in 1978. He passed away in Texas in 2011.

Lucon's blog said...

Hey, I lived in BK from 1990 to 1994 but I was not in the army. Fond memories of the times when there's a big clientele of army people coming to the Blue Ice cream Parlor I used to worked in. Anyone remember? Anyway, met some good people that invited me to the Barracks a few times for a game of baseball and a burger (with refills just like in the US! ). Some of the the folks that came often to get ice cream were from Eugene Oregon but I lost contact... Too bad I was so busy, would have loved to keep in touch. Lucas (the English speaking employee at the Blue Ice cream Parlor).

hutch said...

Was in BK HQ. 8th Signal .. lst assignment as a WO. Motor Maintenance Officer from Nov. 61- June 62. In Worms, Germany before that with 48th Inf... Both great places to be stationed. Have been back a few times over the years.. Not quite the same.. Was also licensed as an amateur radio operator callsign DL4AT.. Club call, I believe was DL4KR. H.Hutchinson

Anonymous said...

At BK '69-71, 8th Military Intelligence. Also did some time in Baumholder. Yes, BK is much nicer, great place, great memories. Pop's Stadt Haus for great food! Wonderful place in and of itself, but also beat the alternative assignment in SE Asia at that time.

Information needed...

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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