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1970 Pushball Season

The 58th played and beat all comers on Downs Barracks in 1970.This is our team, giving a ball to the Germans, for friendship, as newbies in the gym had cut a hole in this one, and we stole a new one…Continue

Started by Bob Atkinson Aug 26, 2016.

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Attempting to locate anyone who was assigned to the 58 CEC, Down Barracks, from 1977-80.Fulda Germany.Continue

Started by Terence D. Jackson. Last reply by Bob Atkinson Oct 25, 2015.

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Comment by Bob Atkinson on October 27, 2018 at 10:36pm

In 1970 we Went to Wildflecken, I drove a 5/4 to the field.  Went back to Fulda for a shower daily, mess sergeant hitched a ride and paid with steaks for my 6 man hex tent (with electricity) BBQ, equipped with German Bier.  On the way back to the field was stuck in a German convoy, took a shortcut and met them again at the 4 way stop.  A shavetail German LT stopped me and asked for directions.  Directed him to a 1 mile dead-end road for his 1/2 mile long convoy.

How they ever thought they could win a war was beyond me.


Comment by Bernard P. Dyl on March 3, 2017 at 8:03pm

Just recently found this site.  I'll write more when I return. Was in the 58th from 1983-1985....Dyl

Comment by Ret D. Butler on October 23, 2016 at 6:36am

Anyone in Delaware want to stop by and chat give me a heads up and we can meet. I was in Fulda from 81-83, drove E-33 for a year. SSG Wise, SSG Martinez, then they picked me for the CO driver CPT Izzo. I don't know if anyone knew it or not but my daughter was born downtown in the Stadt Kinderklinic, she was premie, in the german hospital for 33 days. I remember Pat Butler, I called him up, from 1st Fauber's office and asked him if he would come in and take my jeep and drive for the eval I was due to leave on the morning she went into labor, he did, drove off with my TA-50 and everything, we had the same last name. He was great!

I left early from my tour because the Regimental Commander and LTC Thomas E. White, signed off on my active duty scholarship application. They were very surprised when I received a letter from a LTG notifying me that I had been selected. We didn't get much time to think about it, I was quickly separated to the ROTC, 2 year program, and completed my degree in 18 months. I was commissioned on 17 May 1985 as a Regular Army 2LT Engineering Officer. I attended officer basic course at Ft. Belvoir, VA and my first duty assignment was with the 299th Engr. Bn (CBT) at Ft. Sill, Ok. Going from a Mech unit to a dump truck unit was a big adjustment.  I was at Ft.Sill and usually was the officer that ran the demo ranges, I really, really liked my demo. It was there I heard about the accident that hurt so many of my friends.

I apologize for the length of this, I just wanted everyone to know that I am alive and still kicking. I've been fighting with the VA since I was medically discharged in 1992. I really screwed myself up, I never kept a copy of my medical records, and when I was assigned TDY throughout my career never even went on sick call. Getting hurt was kind of part of the job.

I remember one time when SP4 Dalton, Marne Magic Jan 1982, told me that I was clear, and I gunned my track by this huge pine tree. I wasn't. I hit that SOB. It knocked the track backwards about four feet. I had SFC Horseman, 2LT Doty, and the rest of my squad in the back. At 20 degrees below zero, I was pissed, and hit the gas, ran down the goat trail to the bottom of the mountain and stopped the track. I was up out of my seat and head first down the TC hatch after Dalton who had thankfully scrambled out the back hatch and was headed across the snow covered field.  The guys grabbed me and stopped me from chasing him. It was then that I heard the moaning from the guys and  turned and noticed that the pioneer tool boxes had ripped away from their attachment points and had pinned some of the guys. They were trying to untangle themselves. Fortunately no one was hurt very badly, just a lot of bruising. I cooled down really quick and apologized to everyone. They asked me if I was ok, I said yes. I think so. My face hurt a bit and my neck was sore. I had on my cold weather mask, and my parka (with the fur). 2LT Doty told me to take off my mask, it was stuck to my face. When I did he shook his head, I guess my face hit the front of my hatch when we hit the tree. I had a couple of teeth that went through my bottom lip, and my nose looked like it was broken. Fortunately for me there really wasn't a lot of blood because my face was borderline frostbit already from the frigid temperature outside. I told him I was ok. We stood down for a little bit and fixed the inside of the track. I made sure that I hadn't cracked the shell or hurt my baby. She was ok. We continued on. In 4 days I drove over 250 miles in temperatures always below 0 and as cold as 30 below. Part of my problem with the VA, they discovered during my exit physical that I had broken my neck, 2 places, although I had hurt it at other times, I think this was the one where I refused to let anything stop me. 

I've got tons of stories like this. Since I am not working right now, I have time to talk or txt.

Comment by Joey k. Brown on May 21, 2016 at 7:31pm

I have to correct myself, it was HOHENFELS and not wild chicken( wildflecken)

Comment by Joey k. Brown on May 21, 2016 at 3:36pm

if anyone from the 58th 85-88 wants to contact me my email is

Comment by Joey k. Brown on May 21, 2016 at 3:30pm

I have to say, I just recently found this site and it has brought back some old memories. Some good, some bad! I was In Bad Hersfeld with the 58th from 85-88, I had my wife and son with me there. I was a 52d, generator Mech. Of course we didn't have many generators. Spent most of my time painting vehicles and building tool trucks, driver mostly.

I seen some names and events that really brought it all back. I was at " wild chicken" when the explosion happened on the range. Several of those guys were close friends. I still think about them now and again, Dewease , Renadi. I was at the motor pool when it happened.

Anyways, just thought I'd see if I can touch base with some of the others that I served with then. I am little older now and remember all the people there.

Comment by Morris Curd on September 22, 2015 at 4:30am

Attempting to find anyone who served in Fulda Germany, from 1966-68. 

Comment by Devon McNeilus on December 14, 2014 at 2:31am

any one here who was assigned 58th Engineer, who  patrolled fulda gap during the summer of 1983 I would like to hear from you

 Also like to know any one knows where about cpt Holt and Cheasney  

Comment by Brian Wayne Grajkowski on August 30, 2014 at 4:27pm

Hey!! What's up? Sorry,but I've been off the grid for a few months. Currently in an inpatient rehab program thru the VA in Loma Linda. It's an 18 month course,so I'm also getting PTSD & Disability issues taken care of. I'm back on the grid now!! ALLONS.

Comment by Terence D. Jackson on August 21, 2014 at 4:02am

Attempting to locate anyone who was assigned to the 58 CEC, Down Barracks, from 1977-80.Fulda Germany.


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