Monday, March 31, 2008

Camp Pieri, Wiesbaden, Germany

My name is Jesse Morris, and I created this blog to find old Army buddies from Camp Pieri, in Wiesbaden, Germany. I was stationed at Camp Pieri in 1991 and 1992, with the 563rd Ordnance Company.

If you were at Camp Pieri at any time, please feel free to submit a comment. The same goes for anyone who was connected with Camp Pieri in any way.

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Read what others have written.

Thanks for visiting!

jesse AT camppieri DOT com

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Barbara said...

can't wait to see your pics! Thank you for commenting on my Camp Pieri post. I believe that post has gotten the most hits.

I was with HQ Battery, 3/32nd FA. My husband, Wayne, was assigned to the 527th MP Co. whose barracks were on Camp Pieri.

dvern said...

Hello, I was at Camp Pieri in 90-92
I can't wait to see your pics I was in the 563rd. In a lot of the pics I've seen I can see the window to my room. Anyway, I'm trying to remember things from that time in my life. It was a long time ago. If you by chance remem ber me feel free to email me at davidvernon7670@gmail.com...THanks David

JohnB said...

Well, we chewed some of the same dirt. I was stationed at the camp from '90 to '92 with the 14th Maintenance Company.

Anonymous said...

from ed mccartney. i was on the hill from 81 to 84 C-battery A&T. had a great time. just met up with and old buddy john h. lindsey in cali this past march... the time we had... now it's lost.... i guess you can't go back again.

jim k said...

Hello, I was at Camp Pieri from 4/1955 to 10/1956. I was with Battery C, 5 AAA Batalion. At that time there was no development around the camp. An enlisted person house was across the road. An athletic field was up a road directly across from the camp gate. Played basketball in the auditorium and came within 1 point of going to the European Tourney.

Many more memories!!!

Jim Krautkremer
jimk2@juno.com

Smmurph said...

WOW! Camp Pieri ... I was there in '85 and '86 at 1/333 FA Lance. I have a lot of mixed memories, but unfortunately spent most of my time there completely drunk. Anybody recall the Gasthaus just down the street toward Dotzheim, its back yard was right near the motor pool for the ADA unit and they often had deer in their backyard which of course because somebody's dinner! :)

Whil I was there Ed Pimental was shot in the head by a RAF (Red Army Faction) terrorist and they used his ID to get a car bomb onto Rhein Mein Airbase BOOM! ... I still remember standing in formation all morning because they couldn't ID Ed, his face was completely blown off ... another bomb took off the front of the Heinerburg PX, a lot of crazy stuff happened back then ... however we did get the chance to go to NAMFI on the island of Crete to file a missile into the Mediterranean Sea ... that was interesting (Stay away from the Ouzo).

Anyway, a lot of memories for which I am thankful and sometimes distressed. Sometimes I wish I could go back and relive those days, and sometimes I don't want to remember.

Anyway, thanks for the site and the photos!

Sean Murphy
C Btry. 1/333 FA Lance
1985-1986

Flip73 said...

I was at Camp Pieri, 563rd Ord from 02/73-06/75. My CO was Maj. D. Brent Pope a West Pointer. I worked at the Depot. My Platoon Sgt. (E-7) we called "Mad Dog" his last name was White. Some of the "brothers" were : Big Will from LA, "T" from LA, "Goo" from Miss., "Duck" from South Carolina, "Tree" from Cleveland, "Cisco" from Camden, NJ, "Baby-Bra" from DC. Others I can't recall off hand. They called me "Flip" from New Jersey, I used to have a apartment off post with a homie, Hicks from New Jersey. We had a lot of goodtimes.

Corder said...

Thanks for the pictures! I was the supply clerk in B Btry 1/333rd F.A. '84-'85. I had a great time! I remember a few people, Lt. John Lennon, our 1st sgt. John T. Stewart...Sgt Holt...Lt. Hanshaw, Capt. Kirk, Sgt. Eldridge, Sgt. Carmel, pvt. Boyer...many faces I see, but can't remember anymore names. Its hard to believe its been over 23 years. It was a great time and sad to see its been torn down and made into apartments. The summer of 85 was great....I will always have great memories of Camp Pieri. Corder

Mark Robinson said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri from Dec 88- May 92 at 14th Maintenance Company, One of your photos, Anybody know what you're looking at?, is 14th's motor pool buildings. From right to left is the Service and Recovery and Engineers shops. To the left and not in the picture is the ammo dump ( fenced and bunkered) which was patrolled by a roaming guard that checked in every half hour. And up from there is 14th barracks. Next door to the Post and going down hill towards Wiesbaden is the German hospital.

I say Camp Pieri survivor because I spent a lot of time at the Hilltop, as well as downtown at the Western, Big Ben's and the Rock and Roll club which I can't remember.

During Desert Shield/Storm did a lot of guard duty in Hainerburg Housing area, the PX area in Wiesbaden, the Amelia Earhart hotel and Camp Pieri. The only winter I ever saw it snow in Germany, I was patrolling Camp Pieri with a 20-30 lb radio on my back walking in 6-10 inches of snow.

" The Towers" at Camp Pieri had Air Raid sirens at the top. I know this because one night it was storming pretty good and I don't know if it was thunder or lightning, but it set of those sirens for what seemed hours....very little sleep that night.

I remember a humvee got hung up on the barrier at the front gate once. I remember me and a group of buddys stumbled back to Pieri one night..morning from the club at Lindsay Air Station and instead of walking the rest of the way up that hill, around the corner and back down to the front gates, we just scaled the fence at the ammo dump and 14th. I remember PT runs through the vineyards across the street from Pieri as well as down hill towards the river and back up by the hospital or visa versa.

In the fall/winter of 91 at met my now wife at 14th. I was discharged in May of 92. Spent 3 months stateside with family I hadn't seen in nearly 5 years. With my last military check, bought an engagement ring and a one way ticket to Frankfurt. Proposed ( she said yes...whew.) That was nearly 16 years ago.

Good times.

Mark Robinson

Spc/E-4 63W10 Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
14th Maintenance Company
19th Maintenance Battalion
3rd COSCOM
Camp Pieri Wiesbaden Germany
December 88 - May 92

sundog said...

I was at Camp Pieri from '88-'90 as a 29E in the 14th. Spent a lot of time at The Hilltop when I wasn't in town at Old Daddy's Saloon.

Horrible establishment.

When I first got to Weisbaden, some of my friends and I got bicycles and rode down the Rhine to Rudesheim. Just as we got there, one of the guys was trying to do a wheelie and pulled handlebars right off of his bike. We were next to a campground and started asking for a wrench in english. We spoke almost no German but we found a nice English couple who had no idea what a wrench was. After describing that we needed to tighten a nut onto a bolt, the couple finally deduced that what we needed was a spanner. We got the bike fixed and traveled on. Of course we drank so much on the way to Rudesheim that we couldn't make it back. We tried to board the train with our bikes but were stopped by a very angry conductor. When he realized that we were not only drunk but didn't speak the language, he showed us where to put our bikes and we rode back to Camp Pieri.

Oh, and there was the time that a Spc4 was going out to guard the ammo dump and accidentally discharged his M16 up the stairs by the CQ in the 14th's barracks. No one was hurt but he did LOTS of extra duty.

I have some great memories of my time there. Thanks for the site.

Elvis Paul Smarjesse said...

Wow I was at Camp Pieri 1978 to 1981 that was a long time ago,man i'm old

Anonymous said...

Hello Everyone, I was stationed in 563rd Camp pieri from 1974 to 1979. I use to work for Tech Supply and my platoon Sgt was SFC Alvarez, SFC White and many more. As Flip73 stated I ws also under the command of Major Pope. I knew the brothers big Will, baby Bra and Cisco. My name is Siino, was an E-5 and got selected for Warrant and transferred out to USA but decided to get out in 81. Still live in Germany and work for Bank of America community Bank. Wow those were the days when we played spades and got drunk. Great times in Camp Pieri. Today it is a German housing area they built Condo's and turn the place into a nice resident. Once in awhile I am in the area and just stop in to listen to the Army noise in my memories.
Take Care all !

Dr. Robert Siino, PhD.

Anonymous said...

I was in 14th Maintenance Co. 79-83. I worked on the Dash-3 computer. one of the first.

What a great place to stationed.

Anonymous said...

I was with the 5th Bn 77th Arty. We consolidated two battalions and moved to Camp Pieri in 1970. I started out in Darmstadt with the 3rd Bn 80th Arty. Was in Germany from March 1970 to March 1971. Spent a great deal of time across the street at an Air Force run Rod and Gun club. I loved Weisbaden, and made treks down to Rudesheim on the Rhine on my bicyle.

Anonymous said...

i was a civ guard force supervisor there meet some real nice people sgt wheeler. darell rhinestatler,spikes,
spent a heap of time up on the hill and later all the installations in wiesbaden milcom.
good times

roger

Michael Polidori said...

Hi,
My name is Mike Polidori and I spent 11 years at Camp Pieri 563rd Ord, on three seperate tours. It's like a second home. Those pics really hit a chord and I would like to see more if anyone has any.

Many thanks to Jesse for putting this site up.

Mike

badgerman3 said...

Hello. I remember my days at Camp Pieri very well. I was in the 14th Maint. Co. from Feb 82 thru May 84.
I remember ALL the places that others have told about. To be honest, I miss it all. Love all the pictures. Like Mark R., I met my wife of 22 1/2 years when she was also in the 14th. Check out Google Maps to see how it looks today (Wiesbaden-Dotziem, Germany). You can't miss what used to be Camp Pieri

Jeffery Temple
45B10, Armament Section
14ht Maint. Co., Camp Pieri
Wiesbaden-Dotzheim, FRG
1982 - 1984

Anonymous said...

Hello !!!!!!

Just see you web site !!!

Great !!!! I live with my family more than 25 years in Wiesbaden.I born in 1973 in Dotzheim.Our house was right behind camp pieri

I remered the time when US trrucks past the road and us soldiers throw us cocholates and US puddings !!!!! it was great !!!

And we make the ‘’ peace ‘’ sign with our hands !!!!

So it was so nice years !!! We thank every US soldier how served in this Area !!!

Best regards from TURKEY !!!!

Alper Birinci

SandScorpion said...

I was at Camp Pieri from 90-92. C Battery 3/32. Myself and another female soldier showing up to be assigned to line units caused quite a ruckus. Had great times at Camp Pieri, everyone was pretty close there as the post was very small. Your pictures bring back many memories; especially running Monday morning P.T. through those vineyards and hills. Right-arm Night at the Hilltop that also had late night schnitzels and pomme frites to help those hangover blues. I remember that as draw down came to a close we were sent to Amelia Earhart at Lindsey Airbase to live until our Port-of-calls came in. How could I forget that early morning earthquake in Wiesaden! Great times. Will never ever forget Camp Pieri. Hope to return to Germany soon.

2LT NS said...

Was with the 5/77 FA when they converted to 1/333 in 1973, then I was transferred to Giessen. I seem to remember a lot of problems at Pieri while acting as OG and SDO especially on pay days...good and bad memories.
I did love the surrounding area, Rheinblick and cant remember the name of the gasthaus on the hill overlooking the Rhine. Great prices on stereos at Mainz-Kastel. Lived in the American Arms. Long time ago...

David Moore said...

My name is David Moore. I served in A battery 1/333 in 85 and 86 in A&T Platoon. I remember Mark Brodessor well(he was my roomate), as well as John Ginge, Jay Millar, Lt Ken Boes, Mark Perry, Jose Pulido, Sgt Rodriguez, Sgt Stallings and the infamous sgt Ed Campbell. I'm sure I've forgotten alot of other names of my friends there but had a great time. I was in Wiesbaden in Feb 07 visiting my 19 year old daughter that I had with a german girl. The whole place looks completely different. No more fence and gate. Only the four barracks stand and they've been converted into apartment housing. Went there with my ex german girlfreind. We also tried to find the Western and Big Ben's. She took me where they were but there are no recognizable remnants left. Drank alot of Bitburger pills and ate alot of jagersnitschel when I was there. It brought back alot of fond memeories. My email is dmoore373@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I was only a visitor at camp pierri, but I have many nice memories of it.I had a very dear friend "Terrance Lewis" inviting me to several events over there.He was here in Wiesbaden with his family from appr. 1988-1992. He worked at the camp pierri motorpool as far as I remember.Would love to get back in contact...n_aleks@web.de

LoGreenJr said...

Camp Pieri,
1992-1993

I loved that place, I was there when it was deactivated as a part of the 14th Maint company. The Recreation Center and the Hilltop were awesome hang outs on base. I worked in the warehouse as a stock control clerk and lived in the barracks, it was the most fun I've had in my life to date. Got there mid December 1991 and didn't report to work for three weeks, me and my roomate were PFCs and we didn't know what to do or where to go, so we hung out and learned from the best on how to party.
From every club and hangout in Wiesbaden, Mainz, Frankfurt, Darmstadt and other surrounding cities, let's just I been there and got the t-shirt. Oh, so many memories about that place, someone mentioned PT/Training in the vineyards, yep I remember. After the deactivation, some of us soldiers were later reassigned to 77th Maint Detachment and set up shop on Lee Barracks which was desolate except for the bowling alley and then later the Wiesbaden Army AirField which was final. I rode by Camp Pieri a few times after the deactivation and the Germans fixed it up and the same with Lindsey Air Station. Well I could go on and on about my times in the lovely city of Wiesbaden but for us that have been there we know.

Louis Green

Allan said...

Hi, thanks for the pics. Brings back lots of good memories. I was with B Btry 1/333 from 12/75 through 6/78. Have pretty much lost track of everybody but "Dutch" Padgett in Texas. Our CO was Cpt Crawford when I got there, forget the name of the guy that took over in '76. XO was big old Kelly Cook from Kansas who played football for the Weisbaden Flyers for a while. I was theodolite operator, radio operator, platoon leader's driver for most of my time - Lt. Mrak at first then Lt. Hogan. SFC. Pierce was our platoon sgt, SSgt. Roland our section leader. Cpl Rigo, Lane from S. Florida, "Flipper" from Ohio, "Eagle Beak" Rothenberg from Maryland (I think), Romage, Romstad from Montana, Cadden from Georgia, Ramsey from N.C., "Shorty" Smith, and many others. I worked TDY in the auto shop for a couple of months - the guy that ran it looked like James Brown the soul singer. Spent time at the Platz Club until I found someplace better to hang out.
Allan - TubroUSA@gmail.com

Danny Alexander said...

Hi Jesse! I was at Camp Pieri in '71&'72! 563rd Ord Co. Great time, and fond memories! Hated to see the Army give it up!

Paul C said...

What a good way to bring back memories. I was at the 563rd from November 76 to June 80. OH those were the days. Sgt. Rock having those flash backs in the clubs. Summers in the park downtown. I even know Robert Siino. I try to get back To Wiesbaden every four or five years. It's changed but like someone said, you can feel the memories. Shouts going out to Harvey Barnett, Daryl Bohomme, Butter Milk, Vicki Wilkerson, Raymond, Sgt. Blackmond, Sgt. Siino, SFC Stokes, Simmons, short guy from Chi-town, Stuckey. 3am alerts. No matter what they turn that barracks into, it's still Camp Pieri......

Spc4 Paul CLayborn
If anyone remembers me, write at lik2fly0611@aol.com

rdhern said...

Was there with the 563rd from 87-90drank way to much at the hilltop and around Wiesbaden a buddy and i would walk down to a guast house down about 2 or 3 miles from there and get stinkin drunk. also lived near the air station and would walk to the fest and stumble back.

geo. boyce said...

Hello
I was at camp pieri in 1967-1968.
usaf 2063 comm sq. we ran twilight radio 6. we were in the first building on the right as you came in
the main gate. we lived on the 3rd floor. there was an army light maint.
co. that had the rest of the building. across the street we had
huge radio ant. they were directional. we could rotate them for better reception. the wiesbaden rod and gun club was a short walk up the street.
it was a good two years.

mike said...

Hi My Name is mike dutorow
i was in the 14th maint.co in camp pieri 1971 to 1974 i had a good time in town and all the pubs.but i lost all my pics.and friends names all lost,i was happy to see the pics.on the web.thanks jesse m

Mike D said...

hi Jesse This is mike D
I was in the 14th maint co.from 71 to 73 i was the gunsmith my shop was down hill across from the glass shop.when i saw the pics. it hit me.it's been 35 yrs now.it would be nice to meet up whit some old friends,we hung out at the park and at Victorian pub.my nick name was baby face.
here is my emial lbmd@eticomm.net
thanks Jesse.

Rusty said...

I was in A btry 1/333rd FA at Camp Peiri from 1975 to 1977. When I first arrived, the barracks were being remodeled and we stayed at the airbase until they were finished. Fond memories lots of drining at the Licher Strube down at the walkplatz. Anybody remember?
Rusty Wright
wrighton57@mac.com

Elly said...

Hi I met my husband 1983 when he was stationed at Camp Pieri. He was stationed there from Sep. 83-March 85 with the 527th MP Co. I was a young German girl living in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, near the air base, when we met. In 1985 I went to San Antonio, Texas, where my husband was stationed at Fort Sam Houston and we were married. After getting married we went back to Germany and were stationed in Heidelberg, 529th MP Co., where our first son was born. In “89” we left the military and came to Michigan and in “92” we had our second son. My husband is named Bob Price and my name is Elly Price, formerly Elly Bürger. My husband is currently a police officer, getting close to retirement and I work as a dog handler/trainer. We both have good memories of Camp Pieri and Wiesbaden in those days, (Western Saloon, Old Daddys, Big Bens) to name a few of the hangouts. It’s hard to believe it was that long ago. I told my husband about this sight and he said he has photos of Camp Pieri taken during the time he was stationed there.
Best regards Elly Price

Anonymous said...

Hi Jesse ---

I was also at Camp Pieri,about 20 years before you arrived, when it was home to the 5th Bn 77th Field Artillery (Sergeant Missile). I was in the Ordnance platoon of HQ Btry. The Sergeant was being phased out when I left in July of 1973. HQ Btry was in the building immediately to the left of the gate. Most of the HQ troops lived on the 2nd and 3rd floors, but my roomie and I had one of the two small 2-man rooms on the top floor, away from the "zoo".

What a great place to spend a couple of years! I can't say that I miss the Army too much, but I certainly miss the good time I had at Pieri, Wiesbaden and Mainz! I still get a headache just thinking about the day after the Fasching Parade in Mainz in 1972. Hard to believe one person can drink that much wine and survive.

I have a number of picture of Camp Pieri from my time there and will be happy to send them to you if you want to include them on the site. Just let me know.

Take care,
Bob Gilbert (formerly Sp5 Gilbert)
Albuquerque, NM

Jeff Temple said...

Elly, I saw your recent post to Camp Pieri Site. I was at Camp Pieri, 82-84, in the 14th Maintenance Company. While there, I didn't get many pictures, and was wondering if you might be willing to share yours. Please contact me at badgerman3@sbcglobal.net. Thank you.

Elly said...

Hi Jessie - I was trying to send you some photos to post on your website but it came back as an invalid e-mail address.
I cut and past it so I know I didn’t mistype anything. Here is my E-Mail if you would like to have the pictures.
price_elly@yahoo.com
Best regards Elly Price, Michigan (born in Wiesbaden-Germany)

Anonymous said...

Hello! I was stationed at Camp Pieri from 1986-1991. I was in HHQ..Ratt Rig Operator. I really enjoyed my years there. Made a lot of great friends.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I was stationed with "C" Btry 1/333 FA from 84-86. Camp Pieri was a special place. Hey Sean, I remember P-Man too. I see his killer Eva Haule, was recently released from prison. A very light sentence for a person who killed so many, including P-Man.

J.Turcotte

Ruth "Cookie" said...

I was with the 14th Maint Co from 78-81. That's a long time ago. Enjoyed looking at the pictures. I have mixed emotions about my Army experience. I did meet a lot of great people, especially during the time I worked in the Orderly Room.

Ruth "Cookie" Castillo
ruthc1122@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Came for the job stayed for the tour, spent 86-92 in the 14th, loved every minute of it I must of had fun can't remember 1/2 of it. still talk to a few that were there with me. good times.
Claxton

Anonymous said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri 1984-1987. Several names here ring a bell. Ed McCartney escpecially. I remember Ed running around with a tooth brush as his swizle stick in his drink. Sgt Gyovai, Spc Balske, Hensley, and others. 1st Sgt Perry, Cpt Walden and too many others to mention. You can contact me at the following address. gregory.t.zoeller@usace.army.mil

Respectfully,

Sgt Z, Greg Zoeller

Anonymous said...

hallo , do anybody know tommy gene clark from atlanta Georgia(griffin) i m searching for him . I wanna know How I m

i was born 1980 and hi was at Camp pieri must by about 1978 till 1983??? If sombody could help my I woud by dank full, My Englich Is not The Best . I Know :)
My e-mail: borisb1980@hotmai.de

dalida dubose said...

I was there a very short time dec 89 to apr 90. 563rd Ordinance. Remembering ssgt lettis, liptok,and a few others.

Anonymous said...

my name is tim lau i was in the 14th maint co from 79 to 83 i worked in 3rd shop and the contract truck anbody remember DS26 howabout 1sg sergeant wilber i stayed in room 212 before i met my wife of 26 years i live in the kansas city mo area now if you think you know me call 816-824-1801

Anonymous said...

Conrad Krzyzanowski
I was stationed at Camp Pieri from Oct.1958 to May of 1960 14th Ord. DIrect Support

Carolyn Studey said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri from Feb '89 until it closed down. I was a cook attached to the 527th MP company. Chances are that if you ever ate at the Chow Hall, you saw me there. I have lots of great memories the times I spent at Camp Pieri. If you remember me and want to catch up, I can be reached at castudey@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

About 37 years ago today Feb 4, 09 I left Camp Pieri went home.In 1971I was the battery armor C battery 5/77th FA my barracks was in the loop just behind Headquarter barracks 2nd floor I shared a room with the battery clerk Steve Hudson. I have never seen or heard from anyone since that time.

Later in life I did work for the DOD and had crews of inmates from the USDB Ft Leavenworth Ks one of the inmates was at camp Pieri. Only time I met another person who even spoke of it.
Val landingham eml Val@6833197.com

Anonymous said...

Glenn Sinn
Was at Camp Pieri Sept 1958 to April 1960 with the 14th Ord Direct Support. Would love to visit again someday....

Anonymous said...

Was at Camp Pieri from Apr 1973 thru Dec 1976. Converted the 5/77 from Sergeant to Lance and the unit was redesignated 1/333. Was in HHQ as Bn FDO and was a Firing Platoon Leader for 1st Plt, A Btry. Ed Gaunt, eeg1@earthlink.net.

John Eschler said...

I too was stationed with the 563rd at Camp Pieri from 88-90. Worked on the MLRS. Did anyone else remember Randy Foster? He was a good friend of mine and I lost contact with him after ETS.

I was just there last year visiting relatives in Wiesbaden. The place sure has changed. It's full of condos now, including the old parade grounds.

Anonymous said...

Loved Camp Pieri. I was in HHQ Battery from 86-91. I worked as a RATT Rig Operator and was the unit's Armour. I would love to hear from anyone that served during that time. Vincent Cortinas, John Bertrand, Steve Hartley, Mike Barnes, etc. dskincaid@netzero.net

Dr. David Kincaid Ph.D.

Buttermilk said...

Hi All, Just typed in Camp Pieri on Google to show some pic's of the base to my son. I was stationed with 563d Ord Co from May 76 to Jun 82, had a great time. Worked in Tech Supply than at the TOW Dragon section. Stayed in trouble some time, but had some good leaders who could see I had some leadership ability and my career took off from that point on. I retired as a SGM with 30 years of service, and I know alot of people would never have dreamed that could happen. Good people like CPT Taylor, SFC Bozeman, 1SG Evans meant a lot. I remember Sgt Siino and others who have posted. I will try to dig up some of the old photos and post them. Take care everyone

Bruce A. Williams, also known as Buttermilk

Jody Reynolds said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri in the 563rd Ordinance from 1984-1987as a 27B in the LCSS platoon. Anyone that would like to talk about old times contact me at jodyreynolds69@yahoo.com

SP4 Jody Reynolds
27B LCSS

Bruce said...

The thing I remember most about Camp Pieri was the incredible view I had from my 14th Maint. barracks room window. I never got tired of looking out of it, the infamous shoe tree and the eye sore of the ammo storage unit notwithstanding. One of my favorite activities was to try to identify distant objects that I found on an area map and then later go there if I could. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures that survived my several moves since my stay between June 1988 to November 1991.

While my happiest memories of Germany lay beyond the arm's throw confines of Camp Pieri, several people with whom I worked and associated I remember fondly. A short list includes Chief Hasselstrom, Tim Grove, Jim Kidwell, Keith Campbell, Dickson, SFC McLean, Mike Mills, Les Eisenbarth, Patricia Miller, Mary "Marty" Hooker, Jay Lauer nee Nelson, Chris Webb, Andre Brown, Joe Williams, Ron Lee, Cleese Puppy, Johnny Cornell, Dean Rhodes, and Chip Schaefer, among others. There was also that gate guard whose name escapes me. He had curly hair, spoke perfect English and made me laugh every time I passed through the gate on his watch.
On the other hand, there are those who are remembered rather less affectionately, to wit, SFC Lindsay, SFC Morris, SGT Miller, SSG Sherfield, SGT White, SGT Schmalhorst, Chief Aipperspach, Al Dulles, Ray Laurent. Deserving mention in this category would be my last roommate, Rod. In fairness, he wasn't truly a bad guy, but he and alcohol were definitely not a match made in Heaven. Chief Hasselstrom told me that he sobered up after he left the Army, however.
I hope that I left enough clues in this post to readily identify myself for those who knew me. Whether you liked or disliked me, you're welcome to contact me at bfaling -at- mises dot com.

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SARGE said...

Camp Pieri from Mar 1985 ( day after Rhein main Attack till Mar 1992, last to see the melt down of the Lance LZL.

Went back in 2004, WAB still there, no aircraft and a small unit of military.

Mainz Kastel still runnin in the same old buildings.

Miss the Golf Course, not just running there either...

Was in A&C Btry 3/32 and also 1/333

Keep In touch...
SSG BUDDA
FDC Chief
mark.budda@us.army.mil

OH they cut the towers down and no motor pool anymore, Mainz university owns it...

Main Buildings are the same old look...

Anonymous said...

hi My name is Tom and I was at Camp Pieri well before you (1976-1979) I was in HQ and was a Rattrig operator. Please email me if you know the actual street address of Camp Pieri or if you were stationed there from 1976-1979 I was known as the best o5c in EUrope ha ha please email me at tom100033@aol.com thanks

Eric bast said...

I was at the 563rd from 1982 to 1986 I worked as the Vulcan section chief and than worked as the LAD Plt maint sup, Camp Pieri was one of my best assignments in my 20 years in the Army, I worked with many great technicians and worked with (WO)Don Tashner and worked for one of the best 1SG's Charlie Evans (SM), I really enjoyed the Reine river area as there was always something to do around there, especially the wine fest downtown. I think one of my worst times while in the Army was the day Spc Edward Pimental was found murdered. I will never forget the day I reported him missing and having to go to the orderly room to find out that he had been murdered and than to find out that he was murdered for his ID card to set off a car bomb at Reine Main AFB a day later.They say time heals all wounds but that wound has never healed. I will never forget him. I also miss the summers spent at NAMFI Crete Greece running the range and spending the summers on the beach performing the mission (tough assignment)for Range/maint NCOIC for the USAEUR missile firings for CHAP, Stinger and Redeye. Anyone who was at 563rd. during that time contact me. (jafoftn@msn.com)And by the way Jesse great blog.

mary said...

I was at 14th Maintenance Company from '88 to '91 as a soldier but stuck around as a dependant until '92.
"Sundog" I think the guy that did the accidental fire up the stairwell was named Eric... I remember quite a bit of the Hill Top, Western, Old Daddy's, Big Ben, the Palm Beach in Mainz, and the little Greek bar down the hill. I hung out with a lot of guys from 333 (David Scantlin, Scott Ward, and Robbie Sharber) and from the 563rd (Jim Stringfellow and his Buddy Mike).
I miss the place. My kids left here yesterday on a flight to Germany..I met my ex-husband on Camp Pieri and he is now stationed over there with his new wife. Our oldest two children were born there, one in Frankfurt the other in Wiesbaden, and this will be the first time my daughter (our second) has been back to Germany since she was 15 months old ('92). She is now 18..

I will have to post some pictures for yall when I get home..

Marty

mary said...

I've been trying to contact old friends from Camp Piere..my fondest memories are of that place. My daughter emailed me as soon as they arrived this morning and told me she now understands what I've been telling them about wishing I had never left...
If anyone is looking for Mary "Marty" Hooker..feel free to contact me at digitzgrl@gmail.com or look me up on my space horsegrits@yahoo.com...I'm also on face book... would love to hear from you... I've talked to Kim Ellis ( my best friend), David Scantlin but that's been years ago, Bruce, and Robbie. Robbie's family and my family have actually spent a lot of time hanging out but they moved back to Florida..I haven't been in contact with too many others... I miss that place and I miss my friends..
My time there, the lessons I learned, and the people I knew helped to mold me into the person I am today...

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I am searching for Sgt. Richard Earl Williams, he was stationed at Camp Pieri until 1985.

If anyone know where he is ... write to:

floh173_5@hotmail.com

Thanks
Michaela

Sleepy said...

Hey all you guys from the hill, a nice site! I'm looking for SSG Walt Athow, I`m not shure of what battery. We had a lotsa fun as LONG RIDERS...Hog'n our Harleys around the Taunus Woods... Who knows where the Athow family live right now in the States?? I remember best BBQ's ever at the Hainerberg housing ;-) yam-yam...
:-))
Gerald (Sleepy) Schmehl

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mary said...

I was with 14th from '88 to '92 I have posted a few pics to my facebook (digitzgrl) if anyone wants to see them. I have more to post but have to scan them at work and email them home. More than half of what I scanned today didn't come through so I will try again tomorrow.

Kelly Martin Houck Jr said...

i was stationed at camp peri from 89-91 with the 527mp co stationed their as a 63b loved the hilltop club wow what a small world was just wondering if it was still in use after all these years

Blanca said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri, from Nove 82-Jan 84 I was with the 14th Maint Co. I have great memories of the place. If you think you know me, e-mail me blancatrvn@yahoo.com

jeff stein said...

jeff stein 5/77
I was at camp pieri from june 72 to dec 73. I was in A battery, survayor for the sgt missle. Hung out with the surveyors from head qtrs. head and head qtrs.Stacy,knutson, gaddis,quigly,the chief from the mess hall, so many others, can't remember them all. Burned a few cells there.Isn't a day goes by I don't think of the place or people or time there. Theater was broken down, nothing there ever worked. Place was at times surreal
Jestein@wi.rr.com

Ron said...

Hello, I was at Camp Pieri from 1975-1977 in C Battery 1/333 FA (Lance). My name is Ron K. AKA (stump). Was Sp4 and then SGT Kirby. Lots of memories good and bad, including the birth of my Son who is now 32. WOW I'm old.

Gary said...

I was stationed at Wiesbaden AB when it was closed and turned over to the Army. It was weired seeing tanks rolling on the streets and the Wing HQ building being turned into barracks. We moved the entire personnel function, which was a detachment of the 601st at Sembach, over to Lindsay AS. The Army also took over base housing, meaning Hainerberg too. Funny thing about our housing inspection as we were rotating: Worked hard cleaning for an Air Force "white glove" type inspection of our quarters; Army guy showed up, did a "walk through" and after asking us if we wanted it, walked out with all the china that went with the house. We just shook our heads.

Matthew Rall said...

Hello to everyone!
Well, to start, my name is Matthew Rall and I was stationed at Camp Pieri from April 1990 to 1991'ish...lol. I was with the Lance Missile System, C-Battery 3/32 F.A.
It was the most incredible time that I have ever had while serving active duty in the Army. I loved it there, and when the drawdown began, and the Lance Missile was deactivated, well, it was devistating. I remember watching, and video taping, a specialized unit that came in to basically 'destroy' our equipment. They were very methodical about it, and it was quite sad to say the least. I remember playing pool onenight, against the post Command Sgt. Major, beating him, only to be beat by his son right afterwards. I miss the runs in the mornings, through the countryside and the vinyards that surrounded the area. I miss going to the Walkplatz in downtown Wiesbaden, hitting the clubs and pubs that were around. I truly enjoyed the wine fests and the bier fests too!! What an amazing time it was! I remember pulling guard duty at the front gate as well. Oh, what fun. haha
SOOOO many stories in that short period of time, and what a time it was. Lots of local gals, just gorgeous...hehe. Tons of castles to explore as well, all along the Rhein river. I purchased a vehicle shortly after my arrival, and was able to really take advantage of being in Germany, includind the autobahn, lol.
I could go on and on...and would really love to find some of the folks that I was stationed there with during that time. Hope this works!
Thanks for the blog!!
Matthew S.Rall, MSRallis@Sympatico.ca
Hope to hear from SOMEONE...lol

Dewayne said...

Hi Jesse here is 2 links for you

http://unitpages.military.com/unitpages/unit.do?id=759904

http://www.classmates.com/community/military/index.jsp?communityId=3156481&startYear=1987&endYear=1990

freedomrider1965 said...

My name is Bob Kozenskie I was station at Camp Pieri from 1986 through 1991. I was with the 527th Military Police Company.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was on the Hill from 88 till 91 I was in the 563rd 27B LCSS Pic's sure do bring back some great times, and the guy that mentioned the "Western" Thanks ! That place sure was great, I still have the scars!
Always looking for other 27 B's
Contact me at Blip@nc.rr.com
Sgt Liptok
27 B LCSS
I would do it all over again!

curt said...

Hello, I was stationed there in 1973-1977. Have there been anyone from that time on your blog?
napaman048@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

was in Lee Barracks 88 to 90, HHC 4-34 Armor. miss it. Practically lived at Western Saloon.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any Picture from the Front gate? I am putting together a slide movie from 1985-2002 when it closed.
Showing the face's of Camp Pieri
Let me know.
Mark.Budda@us.army.mil
1/333 and 3/32 FA

Anonymous said...

...Camp Pieri was my first duty station. I was a Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic with C battery 3/32 Field Artillery, and also the Tool Truck Custodian from May 1990to May 1992.
...Thinking back, I could'nt have asked for a better place to be stationed at...
...P/T in the vineyard right across the street, a short walk to the Motorpool to work everyday, Rein river cruises, castles everywhere, the beautiful country and people...wow...good times (mostly)... ;)
...Oh, and I was the guy who painted all those colorful signs that were put up everywhere as the post was being closed...(anyone remember the big white one by the flagpole facing the guardhouse)...WELCOME TO CAMP PIERI...

Anonymous said...

Hi Jesse,

My Name is Ben Davis. I was stationed at Camp Pieri with the 563rd Ordinance Company from 1973 to 1976. My MOS was 23H20 (if my memory serves me correctly). That is, I repaired the guidance system to the Shillelagh missile system.This was an IR guided system launched from the M551 tank.

My crew Chief was Ronald Nishibun who hailed from Hawaii. I have found out since I left that he seems to have married a German national and has settled somewhere in the east side of America somewhere. He has two sons who appear to be doing okay for themselves. One appears to be an accomplished vocalist.

Mr. Nishibun (Nish) was very knowledgeable of this system and I learned much from him. I venture to say he played a very important role in our mission in that his knowledge or understanding of the system was very through.

The following are others I remember:

Huey Parks, David & Renee Carter, Captain Palmer, Carl Brown (who did not like me), Karl & Linda Portze, Larry Lehman, David Posse (who was absolutely infatuated with his new wife), Tyrone Washington, Terry Neville, and many others. I will need to look at my pictures to find out the others. My memory is not what it use to be.

When I was stationed there I was married and my wife and two of my four children where there with me (others did not exist). We lived on the "economy" for the first 2 years we were there. We first lived at 16 Nettelbeck Strasse and then on Aschenbrodelweg. The later was only about 2 or 3 blocks north of Camp Pieri.

I remember that the 333rd Artillery was across the street from us. Also, the chow hall was behind us. Sergeant Fisher has my deepest respect. He was the one who encouraged me to do more than what I ever hoped I could accomplish.

I do not quite remember the 14th Maintenance Company but it does sound familiar. I need to go but I will try to get back with more memories. Thank You.

BT Davis

Andre E. Brown said...

Hey there all. I was a proud member of 14th Maint. 1987-1989, I was on the Artillery Support Team in support of 3/32FA Lance, I had great times there, peering out of my window, looking over the camp. Freezing my butt off in the field, and coming home to Brewski's and a loving company. I was also incharge of the Drill Team that won the BN Org Day, I was the Short Little CPl. Well to anyone on the drill team, can remember we showed out up in Giessen, and I still have that VHS, if anyone would like a copy or just get intouch.

Vince said...

Hey Jess,
My name is Vince Carlotti. I was a FA Surveyor stationed at Camp Pieri from 78-81 with B Btry 1/333 FA. I had a lot of great times at Camp Pieri and would like to find some old friends. Tim "The Beak" Rothenberg, Mike and Nancy Gardner, Philly Dog and Dawn Phillips, Rod Carter, and SPC Copeland. If any of you are out there let me know. I've caught up with Top Joseph, "Wild Bill-The Staff" Cecil Baker, David Montoya and Louis "Chi-town Canada.

Remember Crete?

Vince

Rico said...

Camp Pieri brings a lot of memories of great people. I was there from 1976 to 1981 working as a 27B with the 563rd organization. I do remember several of the people mentioned on this post. My daughter was born at the Wiesbaden Air Force Hospital the day the Iran Hostages arrived there. Since I retired in Huntsville, AL, I see a lot of retirees who served at Camp Pieri...Woodrow Fisher, Col Baker, SGM Evans, Tom Etheredge, and many more. After retirement, they continued working with the federal govt at some capacity.
Any body who would like to stay in touch can contact me at pascual_rico@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

hi,
i just accidentally found this site, im not a soldier but i lived there from 2006-2009. I spent there the best time of my life, and think about it all the time. Having a look at your pictures I remembered great moments there, I met a lot of nice people in Wiesbaden. Unfortunately life keeps going on and I had to move to another country, but I wish the best for all the people who land there
Take care guys

newjiryu said...

Wow I was veiwing the pic of Camp Pieri tooken in the 50's the base really didnt change alot when I arrived there in the summer of 89. What I see missing though is the Gashous that was next door to the Camp. Which if I might add had a damn good cook. I also notice that the space that was our motor pool is occupied. I remmember when we would go too the motor pool and PMCS on our vehicles and my 2 1/2 was positioned right by the fence that neighbored the Gashous and from time to time I used to feed the deer some of my MRE rats. Thank you for the memories.

PFC McWashington
3/32(333) headquarters Batt.

Anonymous said...

Nice site!!! me 82-87 1/333 Charlie Battery rules...LOL...I used to run with Mccartney, lindsay, Bill(Jew Boy) Carnell, zoeller, SFC taylor, Balske, Hembry and many more..In general we ran the Western, and Big daddy's and my body is now paying the price at 45 yrs. of age..ROFL..Lots of good memories of bad hangovers from that hole.

Anonymous said...

I was at camp pieri,1983 to 1986. life was hell, battalion commander was relived of duty, alawn with battery commanders and some sorry first sargents.some of them got way before the I.G could git there sorry ass.If there is anything i could do to put them behind bar's i would.THEY WOULD BRAG ABOUT HOW MEANY PEOPLE KILL THEM SELF;S THERE.HUNG OFF THE TOWER BEHIND A-BATTRY BARRACKS.

Anonymous said...

kirk,stewart'eldridge'cooper'sanford'idziak'rodriguez.

Anonymous said...

i was there with 14th, mid 1980-mid 81.great times, i still get a buzz when i think about the place had a lot of fun.met some good people, made some good mem.ill try to get some of my pics. on here from the old daze formerly,spec. robert pettijohn tampa fla

Anonymous said...

I was stationed at campPieri from 1956 thru 1959 In the USAFSS. Remember some people from the 5th Triple Boom Boom Could see the parade field and flag pole from my 3rd floor room.

Anonymous said...

I was at Camp Pieri from 83-86 563rd as a 27B. I was there the day Edward was murdered and his ID was used to put a car bomb on the airbase that exploded and kill more people. I remember guard duty in the snow with a empty M16 and a radio on my back. I remember many fights at downtown bars I even punched out a large window in one of them and a very large bouncer that wore a MOP suit everynight.
My name is James Reve if you remember me contact me a skunktruck1@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I was assigned to Btry D, 5/77 FA from Oct 72 to May 73. Behind our barracks were 2 or 3 structures that looked to me to be the remains of look-out towers. We would climb up in them and burn a "bowl" or two.

Robert_Williams said...

Robert

Hello All, I was at Camp Pieri in 85/89. Went by Will

I was in the 14th Maint Co. F & E Shop, I had a lot of good times up on the hill.Had a lot of good friends too!

Married my first wife while stationed there, Nettia she was a cook in the Dinning Fac.

I enjoyed the pic's. They brought back alot of memories.

If by chance anyone remembers me E-Mail me at
Robert_Williams@amat.com

Anonymous said...

Jim Watkins - 14th Mt Co just changed from Co C 19th Mt Bn.
Nov-71 to Mar-75.

Met tons of people worked as a 63H20 in the Maint shop at the bottom of the hill. I didnt care much at the time for all the grease and dirty vehicles. So I went to the March team 2 years in a row in Njimegen Holland. Also was the post bus driver for awhile and the post mail courier. and the company Courier after Alverez (pineapple) left. We had a civilian lived in our barracks they called Thor. Not sure what his job was, but he was always drunk or stoned. I also lost a good friend there by the name of Osmo Ward (Lee Barracks, I think) was stabbed to death in the Victorian Club by some dude in 563rd ord.

The people I remember are ;
Curtis Smith Rad Sp
Brad Baldwin
Harvey Shaw auto sp
Freddie Matthews parts driver
Fred Beech auto sp
John McLaughlin auto sp
Spc Lewellyn auto sp
Posnansky Auto tool room
Fredy Vrabel Arms I think
Sp 5 Nelson ord rm
Terry Loeffler auto shp
Ernie Corbin Tech supply
Ed Burkhart tech supply
Bob Hammon shp office
Andy Moore Auto shp
Flash, (dont rem the real name)
Tim Queen tech supply
Airborne McGrady
pfc userry (spiderman) or useless)
Glenn Hazzard (Farmer) 563rd
Royce Brooks (Hans) 563rd
SFC Mac Clenney auto ncoic
SP6 Lescaliet co QA/QC
Lt James Daniels Motor Officer
CW3 Doty shop officer
J.Higginsbothem the white brother

Places to hang in the day;
Bahnhof park in the summer (streaking was popular in those days)
Victorian Club
The "Cave" (lindsey air station)
Bismarck Klause
Platz Club
Cherry Club

Anonymous said...

Jim Watkins
Nov 71 - Mar 75
14th Mt
ministock46@hotmail.com

Rick M. said...

Man this brings back some memories. I was just on the phone with an old Camp Pieri friend (Bud Pagakis) and we talked about some of the good times we had at the 563rd.
I was stationed at Camp Pieri from around 1978-1992 and work on the LCSS systems. First Sergeant Evans was the best. I'll never forget the trips to Crete to support the Lance firings as a PDK team member.

I retired from the Army as a CW3 (I know Maj. Baker probably can't believe that) and I now work for a little company called Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas,
You can contact me at rwmutina91@charter.net

Rick M. said...

Sorry on the previous posting. I meant to say: I was stationed at Camp Pieri from around 1978-1982

Anonymous said...

My name on the Hill was Bee. I was there from 72 to 75. Your blog and pics have brought back a lot of memories of Camp Pieri. Pretty wild times and a lot of good people. I intend to share your blog with come buddies of mine. Some of us were with the (at the time) 14th Maint. Co. (19th Maint. Bat.) others with the MP's and still others with the 563rd Ord, and some Artillery as well. Again, enjoyed the blog and found some fond memories. Thanks.

Bee

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I was part of the original 563rd that was formed at Redstone Arsenal and arrived at Camp Pieri in 1970. I as there until October 1971. We originally moved into the barracks on the left (as you enter the gate). When the 5/77th arrived a few months later we had to move across to the barracks on the right. The place was a dump when we got there. It looked like it hadn't been occupied since Adolf and the boys built it before the war. As I recall we raised enough of a stink that some Top Brass came and inspected the place. Within a month or so it got some paint and new plumbing, and was made livable. All you guys that came later can thank us for that.
It was great duty there. It was like having an eight to five job. Then go to the Rod and Gun Club or the Gasthaus just down the road. Or maybe go to the NCO Club at Lindsey Air Station.
The only bad thing that went on is when some Black Panther wannabe's in the 5/77th tried to burn down the barracks. They burned out part of the roof and top floor. They caught one guy running down the hallway with a waste can full of gasoline. Also, engineering tape going from gas tank to gas tank on a bunch of vehicles in the motor pool. Someone had tried to light it off, but it went out before any damage happened. From that night on we had to pull guard duty. That sucked.
I was surprised to hear that the 563rd was still there until the post was shut down.

Ed Bonuccelli
Bonuccelli@sbcglobal.net

Joe said...

Hi, my name is Joe Reno and I was station at Camp Pieri from 77-83. I was in Service Btry 1-333 my first 3 years ( The Best) and A and C Brtys the last 3 years. Had good times and made some real good friends.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I also was at CP Pieri in 1990-1992. I was in B Btry 3/32 FA. I was a Lance missile RT operator. My email address is william.p.harrington@us.army.mil, I hope to hear from anyone from back in the day.

Mark said...

I was in Charlie 3/32 FA in FDC.
I would love to see old pics.

Daniel said...

SP5 Daniel Root 1/333 FA 75-79 –While at Camp Pieri I was assigned to Bn S-3 and FDC, with the additional duty as Unit Drug and Alcohol Education Specialist. I lived off post, and spent a lot of my spare time taking college classes. Since I worked most of the time at Bn HQ S-3, and didn’t socialize much with the boys in the barracks, most of my memories centered on Camp Pieri are of co-workers and fellow students. The group includes, SSG Steven A. McClain, SSG Santiago S. Arrona, MSG Smalley, CPT Ron Wilkerson, 1LT Frank Mrak, CPT Ed Gaunt, CPT Chet Wingate, SP5 Robert W. “POP” Dawes, foosball king RG Mujica, and Ron Williams. I wouldn’t mind finding out what happened to these men. I understand Chet is in Charlotte NC, and owns a couple of businesses. Ed Gaunt promoted to Captain just prior to his departure. As I recall, he received a scholarship to study Math at Old Dominion. Ron Williams got certified as a school administrator in West Virginia. My buddy James E. Steel was the Chaplain’s assistant who encouraged me to get back in school. He completed medical school, and served later as a flight surgeon in the USAF – F-14 squadron, outside of London as I recall. I particularly enjoyed touring the Rhine River area. Got down to Switzerland and over to Paris several times, as well as duty in Crete for a launch. Steak sandwiches at the golf course, dinners at the “SPLIT” downtown. The PT was nice, jogging the local area. Taking the “mountain training” with the unit down in Garmisch or Berchtesgarten, was a real sweet deal too. Kudos to the brass for dreaming that one up! I completed two undergraduate degrees while I was there, and worked with many great people.
It’s funny – I spent a total of eight years wearing green, and to this day I have dreams (nightmares?) which involve solving problems associated with military service. The other night I reported for duty at Camp Pieri, after being gone for forty years. My new CO, a young captain, assigned me to personnel duty. Here I am forty years senior to him with more military service and education than most of the folks in the whole battalion, and I’m stuck updating 201 files (Some things never change, but a good soldier follows orders).

waynemartin007 said...

Hi,
My name is Wayne Martin. I was there from the middle 1990 until the 563rd moved to Pirmasens. I moved with the company and moved the 563rd again to Miesau Germany in 1994. I was a 27E, SGT, and was happy to be it this company. It had a good reputation for repairing the pieces of the system of the TOW and Bradley. Great memories.

Anonymous said...

Dear Camp Pieri veterans,

I'm an independent filmmaker researching a film on the murder of Edward Pimental. I want to give an accurate picture of the day to day life of the soldiers stationed at the camp and I'm interested in hearing any stories about life there in the early 1980's, how people would have spent their time, what would have gone on inside and outside the camp, and if anyone has stories and memories of Edward Pimental.

If it would be possible to interview you by phone or email or if you would suggest talking with any fellow soldiers from the time please get in touch with me or pass on my email address
redmondvyvian@eml.cc

many thanks,

Redmond Entwistle

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was known as the Fried Piper and sometimes called BK by the bro's. Stationed at the 563rd Ord Co from 1975 till June 1976, Major Pope was the CO and Cpt Palmer the XO. Most of the names of people I served with have faded into darkness, like shadows at the edge of night. But I remember Goose, Chuck Banish, Ike, Woody from Florida, Pilpenko from New jersey, Big Will, Had my room on the first floor but then we moved across the lot and went to the third floor. Loved those early morning health and welfare inspections at 4:00AM. CQ runner banging on everyone's door warning that a storm was approaching. All the windows opening at once and it would rain hash, pipes and Mandrax from all the windows. Felt sorry for the senior NCO's, they couldnt keep track of where it was all coming from. One night we were parting hard and someone fell from the third story window to the ground. The CQ about shit when we told him about it but hell he survived the fall and the party continued. It was a great place to serve and so many good memories. Sneaking out the fence and heading downtown. Making a pipe with an apple right after breakfast and getting right for the day. But my wonderful military career came to an end. Four years, two article 15's and one field grade 15 (I think i buffed every damm floor in the camp after that 15). I was discharged, my enlistment was up. E-4, Honorable Discharge, fire guard ribbon and one Good Conduct Medal thanks to the company clerk who could write the CO's signature better than the CO himself. You should have seen the faces on those fools at Ft Dix NJ when I processed out. They kept scratching their head LOL. I wouldnt trade it for the world, so many great memories. For those who wish to chat, feel free to contact me at wormherder1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I was in the 563rd from 87-89, Nickle, Six, Tre! Remeber playing flag football at Wiesbaden Airbase and kicking butt!

Anonymous said...

I am looking for a buddy called Patrick B Blackmann and Josseph Becerra sevrd 1989-1992 at the 3d 32 Fa let me know if you guys get contact to any one ralph732003@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

From Ken LaMarche,Camp Pieri '83-'84....WOW!! Just goofing around on the net,thinking of old times,Google Camp Pieri and find some of my fondest memories. John(sock over the clock) Lindsey, Ed McCartney, Greg(alphabet)Gyovai,John Hembry,who once tried to tip me for a jeep ride to the motor pool,Earl Dean Hensley from a dry county in,I think,Kentucky. Anyone remember Daryl Reinstadtler?

royadcox said...

The photos bring back a lot of memories, mostly good. I arrived at Camp Pieri August 1975 as a 19 year old boy from Southeast Louisiana and left FEbruary 1977.I was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 1/333 Field Artillery and worked as a repair parts clerk. I spent 3 winters there and never did get used to not seeing the sun shine for weeks at a time. Partied a lot but I also grew up and matured thanks to some of the supervisors I worked with including Sgt. Doss, Lt. Claunch,hard nosed Capt Wilkerson, and Sgt. Reed. These people gave me responsibilities and helped me to develop confidence. The life experiences still serve me to this day. I developed many friendships while there. I particularly remember my roommate Tomas(Shorty)Ramos who taught me to curse in Spanish LOL. Also Jon Olson, Joe Blurton, Michael Dupriest and a many others whose names I can't remember. My contact is royadcox@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Yall I remember Camp Pieri very very well. I was the 1SG of the 563 from 1978 to 1985. I had a lot of fun in wiesbaden. It was my best duty assignment of 28 year career. I am retired (just doing honey do's, playing golf, and bowling) and living in good old Huntsvile AL. I talked to Bud Pagakis and Buttermilk recently. There are a lot of guys from the 563rd around here. Can't remember all the names. This a good site. I can be reached at charlesevanssr@bellsouth.net. Be nice to me, i know that some of you may some bad memories of me. THINK AND BE NICE.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jesse, my name is Darlene Townsend-Coleman I have been thinking about the people I shared good times with when I was stationed at Camp Pieri between (1988 to 1991). There are more then a few people I would like to talk with. SSGT Stanley Staton and Tracy Walker-Drasnovich are a couple of people I'd like to find. Staton was my squad leader and Tracy was a friend from Park Forest. We were MP's involved in Operation Provide Comfort. Also Gina and Kyle. I will be check your blog for results Thanks for setting up this blog.

Ray Kessner said...

From Redstone Arsenal to Mainz to The Hill at Pieri, 1971-72 as the 563rd Ord. Co. Moved into the first barrack on the right. Was empty then, we moved all the bunks & lockers in. Cut out the wood, drew & painted our co. logo placard which was hung on the door to the depo where I worked by the motor pool.
Lot of alcohol & hashish induced memories, almost all good. Good times at the Rod &Gun Club and Gasthaus down the road. Flew remote module planes, played softball and practiced archery in the field across the street Would piss off this ole farmer by using his hay bales as target practice. Good stereo deal at the Wiesbaden A.F. base "cave".Took a lot of pics but all slides.Some good days but still Army.
Ray Kessner
razork@sbcglobal.net

Mike Mills said...

Was assigned to 14th Maintenance Company, Service & Recovery from 1986-1989. I really enjoyed my time here, and served with some great people in the Company. I was a 44E (Machinist), but worked in a lot of other supporting MOS fields in the section, such as Recovery (Thank you "Buck"), Welding, Glazier, and Canvas. I miss the soccer games behind our barracks, trips to Rudesheim, Koblenz, Remagen, Bonn, and Frankfurt. Got to go to the grenze(border)in Fulda & Hof, and see the "other side". Took the opportunity to visit other countries on the continent as well. Enjoyed going to the local bars/restaurants in Biebrich, Freudenburg, Dotzheim, Mainz and just blend in to the German culture. Thank you Jesse for setting up this blog.

sp4hardrick said...

nice work jessie for setting up this website! i was stationed at camp pieri from late 71 to jun73. i was assigned to hhq/hhq barrack 'commo platoon' supporting the 5/77fa group. i met some of the best people on earth & played spades/bid-whist with the best of the best! i can still hear the laughter/cussing & doing the 'dap'! if anybody remember hardrick give me a call 678.480.5815.

TonyT said...

563rd from 77-81. Anyone that has ever been stationed there realizes just how lucky we were. I got out the Army went to school for 2 years and decided to go back in in 1983. Became a military analyst and a Korean linquist and worked against the NPRK for 7 years. Got out for good in 1991 after a stint as an analyst with the 10th SF Group out of Fort Devens. Now living peacefully with wife in NM and working as a Manager of a production plant. Actually ran into B Milk in the 80s at Fort Lewis. Hung out with Stuckey, Daryl B., Jeff, Rick. Knew Paul C. Harvey Vicki W, Peggy, Mack. First boss in 563rd was Harry Gamache who ran the QSS section. Own a few timesshares so me and the wife travel around a lot. Plan to take her to see Wiesbaden and other parts of Europe for our 25th anniversary in the summer of 2011. Tony T. is the name, if you knew me then you know we had some good times.

Anonymous said...

My name is Mike Baye and I was stationed at Camp Pieri with the US Air Force, Det 2,6910 Security Wing. I was there from Aug. 65-June 68. I lived in three of the four barracks on Pieri. The only one we didn't live in was the Army barracks to the right of the main gate. Our operations building was located behind the Snack Bar building. We have a reunion every two years so if you were a member of Det 6 r Det 2, 6910th check us out online.

Anonymous said...

I left Camp Pieri in December 1989. I was with the 563rd Ordnance Company. I miss getting beer at McDonalds. Kenneth Johnson

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Joe Burnett said...

Joe Burnett here!! Stationed on Camp Pieri with the 563rd Ordnance Company from May 1986 until September 1991. I was in the Land Combat Platoon/1st Squad. I have met up with a few people I was stationed with there. If anyone remembers me, hit me up at joeburnett0507@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

hi my name is jerry i was station at camp pieri,west germany form 1969-1972.in 14th mt c,19th mt.bn
i am hoping that someone out there can help me. i was assigned detail duty with some other soldier that was accidentlly blown up. i was sent to hosptial in germany for shellshock treatment.but i can remember the name of the hosptialthat i was sent to,so if anyone can give me some informartion of the names of the hosptial in that area i would be very apperciative.i getting older and can remember like i use too. thanks in advance..jerry

Sleepy said...

Hi, the name of the Hospital was: USAF Hospital Wiesbaden and later "Medical Service Center Wiesbaden". Today it carries a lot of official offices and some new buildings... It's like Camp Pieri, a lot changed there... if I find some spare time ;-) I'll get some pics, if anyone is interrested in.
hi to all from Wiesbaden...
"Sleepy" - remember the "B-K Club" towntown...

Anonymous said...

Hello all, I was with the 563rd at CP from 89-92. Was a 27M back then and even spent 6-months as the mail clerk for the unit. Spent my fair share of time at the Western and the Hilltop also. Good to see folks still remember.

john.gilfillan@us.army.mil

Anonymous said...

to jim watkins
the name thor he was from canada he was working on the buildings when he was up to it me and thor had some good times when i was there.my friend was bob belick last name might be wrong i was on the 2nd floor

Anonymous said...

I was in the 563d Ord Co as a 27M from 92 till we deactivated and moved to Pirmasens.

Jeff Temple said...

For those that are interested, "Memories of Camp Pieri, Wiesbaden" on Facebook.

Jesse, thanks for starting this blog.

Marty (Spanky) Johnson said...

Hello Jesse,

Thanks for setting up this site. I was stationed at 563rd Ordnance Company from 1978 to 1981. I see some very familiar names from that time period and invite anyone who served with me to please contact me at fencer44a@msn.com
Marty (Spanky) Johnson

RandyS said...

I was with the 563rd Ord Co in 1977 to 78. My MOS was 27B20 Land Combat Support Systems Specialist and I was a Sp5. My Plt Sgt was a Sp7! - great guy taught me climbing and parachuting. We use to rappel off that old tower in http://www.usarmygermany.com/Communities/Wiesbaden/Aerials_Camp%20Pieri%201950.htm

RandyS said...

Oh, forgot to add.

Plt Sgt was a Ted Longcella.

I ETS'd, joined the NJARNG & went to OCS, then USAR, retired in 2009 as a LTC.

Thanks for the memories!

jerry jones said...

hi name jerry jones
at camp pieri from 1969-1972
14th mt c 19th mt bn. looking for old buddies and friends..now lives
in town call olanta,sc.

TERESA said...

I was at camp pieri 1981-1983 in the 563rd 27E. Buttermilk was my section chief, I learned a lot from him. He was later my 1SG at ft Lewis. 1SG Evans was my first 1SG ever. We used to call him, buttermilk, and JB Barnes the liquid lunch bunch gang, the sure liked their gin. I was later assigned to 563rd again in Miesau. Stayed in 21 years. I loved being stationed at camp pieri.

Anonymous said...

Whats up Camp Pieri Brother and sisters I was there from Dec 85 to Oct 89 with the 563rd ord Co. communications dep. I still have a 6 inch scar on my face from Smitty getting pissed off at me o-well lots of good times I worked with Sgt Brian White and Rob Davis and Kennith New in the communications dep ya what a sham job but we got her done lol boy did i like Germany the food the drinks and the women !!!!! o-ya and the fights i was a scrapper lol anyway if you remember me hit me up john.zarling@yahoo.com later !!!

Anonymous said...

Whats up Camp Pieri Brother and sisters I was there from Dec 85 to Oct 89 with the 563rd ord Co. communications dep. I still have a 6 inch scar on my face from Smitty getting pissed off at me o-well lots of good times I worked with Sgt Brian White and Rob Davis and Kennith New in the communications dep ya what a sham job but we got her done lol boy did i like Germany the food the drinks and the women !!!!! o-ya and the fights i was a scrapper lol anyway if you remember me hit me up john.zarling@yahoo.com later !!!

Thomas said...

Stationed at Camp Pieri Dec 1963 until Jan 1964 with Twilight Radio,2063 Comm Squadron out of Lindsay Air Station. Camp Pieri in those days looked only slightly similiar to what the posted flicks show. There was a local gasthous down the hill called "Mama's" It was referred to by some as the Twilight Command Post as we all had our own drinking glasses which was kept on premise until you shipped out. I shipped out to Ramstein Air Base January 1965.

Funguy said...

This is Ron Ledford and I was stationed at Camp Pieri 563rd Ordnance Co. from November 1988 to September 1990. I had a back operation and the Army didn't like me after that. I was married at that time to Martha and she had my son Scott at the Weisbaden Army Hospital on 28th of July 1989 at 7:21 in the morning. After two back operations and a plane crash last year on 25th of February 2009, I could be doing better. The flight was TK-1951 from Turkey to Amsterdam on a Boeing 737-800. So after treating my body like a Carnival, I will soon be able to settle down in Amsterdam and live the good life. Smokin some good stuff, relaxin, and spending my days Chillin the Most! Email me if you want to get in touch with me for our Reunion in Amsterdam soon at: rondmc70@yahoo.com Take Care and I wish you were there! Ron Ledford PCS (Plane Crash Survivor)

Terry Greer said...

Jesse,

Thanks for bloggong. I was at CampPeri 83-85 across the way at the 527th MP Company. I have great memories of the club and views from my room overlooking the river.

Terry "TJ" Greer

Ron said...

Jesse..

Thanks for the great blog...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri from November of 1970 through January 1972 in "C" battery 5th BN 77TH FA. It was a pretty good time. Although I was only an Spec-4, I was fortunate enough to have my wife and two oldest sons with me there. We lived "on the economy" in downtown Wiesbaden. The boys were only 20 months and 6 months old at the time, so they don't remember a thing about it, but I sure do. Somehow... we all survived the 70's...

Ron St. Denis

Anonymous said...

I was at Camp Pieri at the end when we closed that bad boy down and moved to Pirmasens. I had a few great friends there including this blogs author Jesse. I have some of the best memories from that place. Jesse, remember the tunnel ratting expeditions we used to go on? Good times.

Shane "Rich" Ellis

martina said...

Hello, my name is Martina. I am looking for my father. I hope with all my heart that I can bring something to him in experience. My father's name is John Hunt. He was stationed until 1974 in Wiesbaden Camp Pieri. His year of birth must have been 1955/1956.
Unfortunately, I no longer have details, I can make.

I appreciate any hint or any idea how I can find my father.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy start to 2011

Roy adcox said...

I knew Jonathan Hunt. But he left Camp Pieri in 1976. The age would be about right. Jonathan was a Chaplain's Assistant and I believe he was from Indiana.I have photos of him from then if that would help. E-mail me at royadcox@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Roy, I have written you an email. Did you get it? Looking forward to hearing from you.
All the best martina

Anonymous said...

Hey I was stationed on the Airbase from 1990-1995 just so you guys know there is a group page in facebook for the Western Saloon for those of you who remember that place......the link is

Old Daddy's and Western Saloon Wiesbaden, Germany

Laijo said...

Hello everybody!

Today Camp Pieri is a rooming house for students...

Greetings from Wiesbaden,
Laijo

Harvey Michael said...

I was a radio operator in First Constabulary Brigade Hq. stationed in Wiesbaden, '46-48. In 1947 we moved from the Henkel Trocken Winery to Camp Pieri. We shared the facility with an Air Force communication group. The barracks building I was assigned to had been damaged by artillery but was patched up with plywood. We were told that SS had used the barracks and our lockers, etc., were all standard SS issue.

I had a "medium speed" radio operator MOS. We sent and received messages via morse code to/from our regiments.(Call letters "one easy nan, two one jig, charley four niner..I'm surprised I remember!)

We were subject to occasional sniper fire and I had two near misses. One when I was walking a guard post behind the motor pool bldg.,another while on duty at our transmitter station located a mile or so up the hill, overlooking the Rhine. An Airforce sentry was shot at his post down in Wiesbaden.

I took Russian lessons from a Russian lady who was very shortly arrested as a spy. She asked us lots of questions about radio traffic, etc. Too bad, because I have since spent time in Ukraine where fluency in Russian would have been helpful.

Not long before I was to be returned to the ZI, the Soviets blockaded Berlin and we were dispersed to locations along the border with East Germany for a while, fearing forty divisions of Soviet armor would roll over us at any time. We didn't know it at the time, but General Bradly revealed in his biography that the JCS had formulated "Operation Halfmoon" which outlined a nuclear response to any westward movement by the Soviets. We beat the blockade, but entered into a "Cold War" that we have all participated in.
I visited Camp Pieri in 2004. Apparently at that time it was home to immigrants.

I have lots of pictures of the place made in '47-48.
Harvey Michael(harvemacie@aol.com)

Airborne said...

I was stationed at the Wiesbaden Air Base when I arrived in Germany with the 527th MP Company. That was March of 1982. They moved the MP station to the front gate of the base, and then moved the HQ and 1st platoons to the 3rd floor of the first building to the left as you went through the gates of Camp Pieri. That was in April of 1982. We padlocked the doors on the far stairway..... It belonged to us. Why were MP's so hated.....lol....I left Germany in late Sept 1983. I worked a lot of hours but did enjoy my 18 months. I want to go back......the good old days.

John Comerer

lowells said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri with 1st Constabulary Brigade from March 1946 - October 1948. In March 1946 General Harmon informed the troops stationed there that they were now Constabulary and what their duties would be. Came from Fort Knox as part of the 17th Mechanized Cav. Two and 1/2 years in Germany post WW II was a never to forget experience. Recalled as inactive reserve and spent Sep. 1950 - Oct. 1951 in Korea. A totally diferent experience. Still kicking.
Monty Sontag
msontag@stx.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Stationed there from 1964-1967 with the 14th Ord Co. Worked in the Tech Supply activity. Supervisor was Eber Dean Hall, SSG; passed away a few years ago.
I married a german girl from Freudenberg and we separated in 1981. Her Aunt owned the Gasthause just off of the main gate down on the right side of the street.

I retired after 30 years in the army as a CSM.....Fought with the 25th Infantry at CU Chi RVN in 69-70.
Lots of memories
The Company Commander was CPT Oliver Green.

Anonymous said...

i went there in jan.1968 until sometime in 1970 i moved to hdg. and a co. in gieson germany when i got there it was b co. 19th maint,later changed to c co.later in time we changed to v corps.i don't remember it ever being 14th maint. when i left 1 st
sgt.gray was there for the second time. we did not get alongat all. i had a great time at camp pieri. the rod &gun was a good place to go also the little bar on cornor of base. adoulf and his wife had it then.there was a hole in the fence around base that we went through to get there. i spent 38 mo. in germany most at camp pieri

William said...

My name is Bill Zimmerman. I was stationed at Camp Pieri with the 563rd from June 1971 until December 1973. It was a great Unit with many great people. If I had been offered to stay there with the same people I may have reenlisted. It was that much fun.

William said...

When I arrived at the 563rd in June 1971 there was a group of us who ended up working in Depot Supply. John Lakes, Art Martell, Boyce Jaynes, and Myself. I'm getting to be an old fart so excuse me if I forgot someone. The CO was Douglas Catabaw (incorrect spelling). Captain Honey was also there. Later, Major Pope became the CO and Lt. White also arrived. I forget most of the NCO's except for Plt Sgt White who was referred to as Mad Dog. Some of the others I remember are Mark Rudder of S. Carolina, Fugikawa who arrived after a tour in the Nam, and Patton from Georgia who later went AWOL and never returned. If anyone remembers me please sent me an email at wpzimmer@gmail.com. If anyone knows the story of Edward Pimental please post it. I was there way before this happened but would like to know. During my time there I can't remember a single fight or any other violence in the 563rd. The idiots over a 5/77 had everyone walking Guard Duty almost every night. They were stupid enough to think they could beat the ARMY, but all they did was cause everyone there misery.

sgwest said...

looking for info on the kelly cook mentioned here. he was a good old friend of our family and his wife at the time, connie, was related to my father. they had two kids, natalie and clifford. we met quite frequently when they were living in worms, kaiserslautern and wiesbaden...aukamm, i believe.

i would appreciate any info, would love to get in touch with them again

Anonymous said...

My name is Larry Azar. I am looking for an old army buddy, jemme king. I think he still lives in Wiesbaden and works at Child, youth, and school services. I was stationed at Camp Pieri from 1978-1982.

Anonymous said...

I wa stationed there from 1975 to 1977 with the 14th Maint Co. I have a great aerial shot of the Camp. tonyevans@tonyevansphoto.com

Tony Evans said...

Its amazing how everbody loved this place. I was in charge of small arms maint. Section of the 14 Maint Co from 74-77. I remember when it was3.5 Marks to the dollar, Schnitzels, pomfritts and Riesling Wine at the gasthaus down the hill. Mainz-Finthen Shopping. Going to Midnight Chow with the AirForce, Going to the Frankfurt Flea market and so much more. I now own a Portrait Studio in the middle of Iowa. I have some good photos of Camp Pieri. Contact Me-tonyevans@tonyevansphoto.com I started my photo career there by taking college classes at Lindsay Air Station. My dad in WW2 Helped build the longest tactical bridge with Pattons 3rd Army between Mainz and the East Shore of the Rhine. See my website tonyevansphoto.com Your blog gave me goosebumps and some great memories. Tony

Miriam said...

I am Miriam Peifer. I live in the renovated buildings of Camp Pieri which are now students' hostels and I am doing voluntary work at the mansion next to it. There I am doing a project on the history of this mansion which is now a museum and is called Schloss Freudenberg (www.schlossfreudenberg.de)

The project is about
1947-1950 Soldiers' Club;
1950-1973 Rod an Gun Club;
1974-1984 The United Pentecostal Church.

I was wondering if anybody had any memories or photos of the Soldiers' Club, the Rod and Gun Club or the Pentecostal Church.
If someone did it would be great to hear from you, because I would love to find out more, but it is almost impossible to find information about these time periods in the mansion here "on the hill"

Please email me for information and memories at gbv@schlossfreudenberg.de

Kind regards
Miriam

Floyd Blue said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri in 1952 to April 1953 with 533rd Eng APR Co.

Marion Clowers said...

Hi Everyone. My name is Marion Clowers (formerly Tingley). I was with the 14th Maint. Co. From 1976 to 1980. Enjoyed my stay there.

Marion Clowers (Tingley) said...

If anyone remembers me write please.
14th Maint Co

Kitt390 said...

I was stationed with the 527th MP uni from Oct 82 to May 84. Remeber the bowling alley under the gym. THe club on the second floor.


SSG(R) Phillip Hickson

Anonymous said...

I was with 527th MP unit 82-84 great times

angelicwatrs17 said...

"I also lost a good friend there by the name of Osmo Ward (Lee Barracks, I think) was stabbed to death in the Victorian Club by some dude in 563rd ord." by Mr Watkins.... That was my Uncle who was stabbed to death.... My father's best friend, trying to see what I can find of him and this showed up.... THNX for the blog!

Anonymous said...

527th mp co 1989,,,,want to know how to buy any camp perry property....email me at mwjtunes@yahoo.com,,,no matter the cost..please email me..

Maria Lambourn former Wulf said...

Hey, I am looking for Paul Kendall, who was stationed in Wiesbaden ("Camp Pieri" I believe) in 1990. Before he came to Wiesbaden, he was stationed in Büren, Germany at the "bush". Does anyone have any contact details for him or knows where he is now? My email is maria2203@t-online.de.

mary_hall said...

I was Private Melinda Goins stationed in the 563rd Ordnance Co. From 1991-1993. I left Germany and was stationed at Ft. Riley, KS where I got out of the service in 1997 as Sgt. Melinda Wynne.

Anonymous said...

Greetings to all ....

My parents were both at Camp Pieri, 1946-48, when it was 1st Bde HQ, Constabulary. My mother was a uniformed alien (non-German) secretary working at Constabulary HQ, and my father was a Constabulary Trooper, MP, also stationed at Pieri. The commanding General at the time was Brig. Gen. Fay B. Prickett.

Does anybody know where Pieri got its name? Who was Pieri?

Mike
Sullivan County, PA

Anonymous said...

To anyone who knew or worked with sgt greg gyovai, this is his brother steve. i have information i can give about him if anyone wants to contact me personally. my email address is mountainboy_wv@yahoo.com...please put something in the title box so i dont think its spam and delete it. There are a couple guys he worked with that i remember there names from many of our conversations and i would love to be able to contact them but i dont know how. hopefully this website and blog will improve those chances. thanks and take care everyone

30b40124-79ae-11e0-bcc2-000f20980440 said...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_144950508910816&ap=1

That's a link to the 563rd Ord Co page by Facebook

John Eschler said...

Was stationed at Camp Pieri in 563rd from July 88 - August 90. MOS 27M in Land Combat Platoon then in TMSP. I go back to Germany every couple of years. Things sure have changed on the hill. Give me a shout if you want to find out more (john.eschler@gmail.com)

Larry "Twig" Tomasco said...

Larry Tomasco - I was stationed here from 67-70 as a radio operator for the Air Force's 2063rd Comm Sqdn TWILIGHT Radio. My nickname was "Twiggy" 'cause I was so skinny then! Anyone out there remember Bob Trackey, Ken Leslie, "Robbie" Robinson, Mark Metz, John Cuomo, John Pituch, "Watty" Watson, Bob Hanchett, John Merkel, Greg Schaeffer, "Ace" Williams? If so, drop me a line at ltomasco@aol.com

These were some of the best years of my life! I'm 63 now...can you believe it? Where did all that time go?

Hope to hear from someone...

Anonymous said...

Hello all just found you and you have put a tear in my eye I was with 563thrd ord.(1976 to 1981) god i miss that place and friends,Tow, Dragon ruled God bless all

Marty (Spanky) Johnson said...

Hello Anonymous who posted on 5/26/11 at around 1:28pm. This is Marty (aka Spanky) Johnson. I was stationed at 563rd from Jan 78 to March 81. I'm sure that we know each other. I was the unit clerk at HQ. You can email me at fencer44a@msn.com

Anonymous said...

lets see there was major baker Lt love,derick,litte, gray,pusey

Marty (Spanky) Johnson said...

Hello Anonymous,

Yes, I remember all of them, especially Major Douglas R. Baker. I also remember 1st Sgt Stokes, 1st Sgt Evans, Major Leisen and Captain Smith among others.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Dennis Blair AKA Orca I was in Camp Pieri from 1976 till 78 then went to Fischbach, I remember lil bro Daverio, Mad Dog Mercer, Russ Cornell, Noe, Harry House, I wonder if anyone can remember german police storming 563rd

Anonymous said...

hi all, sfc stone first of the 1/333 and later 3/32 fa stationed at camp pieri from 86 to 90 when the lance disappeared, love and miss you all. especially those that went to greece with us..

Lori Bulock said...

Hello, all.
I was with HQ 1/333 FA at Camp Pieri from August 78 to February 81. I was the first female assigned to 1/333 (wasn't as much fun as it may sound). Initially I worked as a 'wire rat', then RTT, then with the S-3 as a driver & the PRP clerk. I fondly remember 1LT Frank Mrak and SP5 'Pop' Dawes and Daniel Root (although he left shortly after I arrived). I had many friends at 563rd & 14 Maintenance (hey Tom Dylak).
I must say that I had the best of times during my stint at Camp Pieri !!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was at Camp Pieri from Sep. 1973 to Apr.1975. I was trained as a 15D in the second group to go through Lance training at Ft. Sill then assigned to C Battery 1/333FA at Camp Pieri. Good memories of CPT. Douglas B. Brown, FSGT. Hobbs,LT.Adams,SSG Sweet Pea Turner, and fellow missiliers Posey, Smyth, Robbins,and the boys in the FA survey section. Would love to see any posts on this forum from folks that were there when I was.
Mark Kolodzie Victoria, Texas

Anonymous said...

Mark,i was on the hill from Jun.73 to Jan.75 great to hear from someone who was there when i was.I was in A btry upstairs from you on the third floor.wow what times we had there.What an experience for an 18 year old kid from Boston...Wasn't crazy about the Army,but loved Germany.I always go back in my mind to those days and the great people i met from all over the USA.Lucky i left there in one piece minus a few brain cells ha!ha!It's been awhile now and the mind is a bit hazy and i'll never remember eveyone right now but i ran with Jeff Imm,Charlie Pauser,Mark Percy,Roland campfield Joe Gnam,Reid Obacz etc....stumbled onto this website last year so glad i did...brought back so many memories...wouldn't mind being back there right now...I miss those days...talk to all of you again soon...stay well ...Rick Coe

Anonymous said...

Hi Rick Coe,
I don't remember you, but thanks for the reply. I do, however, recall Mark Percy going through Lance training with me at Sill--we arrived at Pieri together. Half of the Sill group went to Crailsheim and the rest of us arrived together at Pieri in late Aug. of 73. I went to C BTRY initially assigned to the survey platoon then eventually went to 1st Firing platoon for the rest of my time. A lot of my time there is kind of a hazy memory--I lost a lot of brain cells there too--but what else can be expected when you have a beer machine directly across the hall from your room door? I actually got a little depressed after reading the blogs on this site--It made me realize that I will never really be able to recapture that unique experience we had with the Lance and the(mostly) terrific people that I dealt with while I was there. I said for a long time that I would go back and visit the place, but it looks like that chance won't happen if only due to the fact that the place as we knew it doesn't really exist anymore. My one "haunting" disappointment is that while I took plenty of travel photos from all over europe, I didn't take the time to photograph hardly any of our daily routine, our post, or the people that were stationed there. I have managed to keep in touch with my platoon mates Bob Robbins (Byrdstown TN) and Rick Rhodes (Chino Hills CA), but the rest of those fine folks I knew are apparently lost forever. I guess after I retire maybe I can spend some time trying to track some of the guys down. Hopefully some other Pieri folks from "our time" will stumble across this site and reply. --All the best, Mark Kolodzie Sp4 C Btry 1/333 FA

Johnny said...

Looking for anyone who served in the 1/333 F.A. Lance 1978-1983
I served in A/B Btry.

Johnny Williams, SFC (Ret)
My Email: jwilli9014@aol.com

Thomas Melchionne said...

This is Thomas Melchionne (sgt Mel). 27B LCSS I was at Camp pieri from June 73 till may 76. then back again from Jan. 77 till March 80. spent the most part of the summer of 78 at NAMFI..Crete, had a great time there. when I left there in 80 I was in QAQC with sgt Dukes as ncoic. Have been working for 30 years building the External Tank for the Space Shuttle in New Orleans...anyone who can remember me...we are getting up in age...e-mail is ttnt1122@yahoo.com great site...

Thomas Melchionne said...

My first dates at Camp Pieri was june 73 to may or june 75,,not 76 as shown in original post above...getting old....

curt said...

I was there 1973-1976

Missing the trains and busses. was on the march team for Neimegan Holland too.

curt said...

I was there 1973-1976grawlen

Anonymous said...

I was stationed at Camp Pieri from 88 - 91. I was a 63y10 tank mechanic for 3/32 FA Company C God I miss them times!!

Anonymous said...

Looking for anyone who was in 1/333 or 3/32 from Aug 85-March 92....

SSG BUDDA

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was at Camp Pieri, in HQ Btry, 1/333rd from 84-85. I worked in PAC as a 71L. My name is Teri Lyons. Unfortunately I was drunk most of my time there, and also married SP4 Frank Johnston, B Btry, 1/333rd. I remember so many great memories and loved Wiesbaden, Germany.

Anonymous said...

Teri Lyons? weren't you the medic assigned to the Nijmegen March team? I was on the team twice. My Name is Frank Taylor (SSG) and was stationed in the 1/333rd (SVC battery and C Battery) 1978-1986

Anonymous said...

Man what a blog, So many names I remember like Joe Reno, McCartney, Carnell, Zoeller. Does anyone remember the PAM PAM club? Man the times I had there. Does anyone remember Larry (Country Boy) Medlin. I'd like to know how he's doing.

Frank Taylor (SSG)
C Battery 1/333rd (Triple Threat)
1978-1986

Stevie said...

Hi Jesse this is a great blog, I was at Camp Piere 81-84. There is so much out there on Camp Pieri I can't believe it. On facebook there's memories of Camp Pieri,and Lance Missile 133rd FA. Old Daddy's and The Western Saloon Stevie

Anonymous said...

hi i was in the 563 ord co 27f at camp pieri from june 73 to july 74. first building on right when you come through the gate.third floor i think.seems like yesterday.had a hell of a time.drank way to much beer.does anybody know where mark humiston is?gary lorrens copperhill tennessee.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is so cool, thank Jesse. I was in Camp Pierri from 91-93. Pvt Bart Ehlen. Look for any old friends. Lots of memories of the Cave and Western. Pt through the vineyards. Rod and Gun club. Friend of mine gary luper got drunk one night, saddled up and rode the big Lance Missle up by the front gates. Man the good old days.

Rob a said...

Hey my name is rob aldor I was a medic from 89 to 92 I remember the mp's third floor barracks ssgt rampley and some others

Anonymous said...

Hello, I was at Camp Pieri, from June 71-Jan. 73 A Battery,5th Bn. F.A. I worked in Supply Room for "A" Battery. It would be nice hear from anyone that was there during that time. With Veteran's Day coming up for some reason I thought of Camp Pieri, and just today found this site.

Rick Lawson said...

Camp Pieri was my home72-75,A Btry 1/333,worked in Supply and Arms room.If you were there around that time hit me up on here or on Facebook. Rick Lawson Go Pack GO

Willis said...

I was with the 5th Bn 77th Arty. We consolidated two battalions and moved to Camp Pieri in 1970. I started out in Darmstadt with the 3rd Bn 80th Arty. But so much for the Military, I had a great time there driving all the "Lifers" crazy. My kids love to hear the stories of some of the things we did there. 1970 was a lot different than the service today we were a grand mix of draftees and volunteers but with a bit of "independence" that did not serve the "RA's" well. I was in A Company and then later the buiding up front which might of been the headquarters company I don't really care which it was but I do know I ran into some really cool dudes and we had some very good times. I was a surveyor and actually made Sgt though God know why. I think the last 3 or 4 months I and 6 others ran the Gym. If anyone else was there around that time and you were part of the craziness let me know. Contact me at wilburized@aol.com

robert said...

Hi, I'm Sp Robert (Bob) Cunningham I was at the 563 Ord FEb 1979 to Feb 1982 I was 27 E Tow Dragon missile guidance. I left a lot of good friends behind, I loved it over there. If anyone that remembers me, Please contact me at. rockymountaincougar@gmail.com
Hello To Maj Caps, 1sgt Evans, David Shriner, Tim Garvey,James Pratt and, Ken Gleaves,

Unknown said...

Hello, I was at camp pieri from 73-76. Major Pope was the commander and crazy captain Palmer XO. I remember big will, clobbered him in football once. I was in the 563 Ord Co and worked on the FAAR Radar. My seargent was James Beard and Donald Riechert. Friends I can remember, Eric, Tom, TJ, Joe, Phil, Wayne Samples, Ron Nishibun (Tossed Salad)Old Joke, George Humphreys and many others I cant remember. German Girls I hung out with Ilona and Isabelle others I cant recall. Had good times and bad times. When new recruits would come in we would take them to Hiedi's and get them a rocktopuss around 180 proof, nasty stuff. I remember the parade field, PT, card games, loading up garbage cans with beer and ice on Fridays. The Palatz club was the place to hang out for GI's many a good times thier.

Unknown said...

continued from previous, 1973-1976 at Camp Pieri. I remember terrorists shooting into the motor pool and the thought of going on guard duty with blanks. The base finally got a full size buss to go to town in and the driver (soldier waiting for discharge papers) was drunk and decided to cut through a farmers field, got stuck and an old german pulled us out with his tractor. I had a 50 dollar fiat which ran on three cylinders and would pick up other soldiers who lived off base. Barely make it up the hill. Everyone had to get out at the bottom when it dropped to two cylinders and then I would drive it the rest of the way. I bought a 68 Nova after that and when I would come back to the barracks after drinking in town we would have the front and back seat filled and even the trunk with guys who missed the last buss. Sometimes I remember waking up and the car was gone. I would ask one of the guys where it was and he said someone asked for the keys and you gave it to him, It showed up the next day. A lot of good times when I look back.

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Joseph D. McCaffrey said...

Hi Everybody, My name is Joe McCaffrey and I was at Capt Pieri near Wiesbaden from about April 1961 to Oct. 1962, about 18 months. I was a Sp4, with a MOS of Guided Missile Electronic Guidance System Maintenance and Repair for the Nike Missile, and was with the 579th Ordinance Battalion, We supported Nike Missile installations all over Germany. The war had ended only sixteen years before I got there, and there were signs of the war all over. Great memories. Our favorite drinking spot was in Wiesbaden on the Kaiser Bismark Ring Strasse which was also a hangout for a lot of Air Force guys. Wiesbaden was an Air Force town with the big air base there, and we in the Army were a minority. That was just fine with us.

I just retired fro a 28 year career as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia and Newark, NJ. My email is joseph.d.mccaffrey@gmail.com

Army dude said...

Wow i was there 87-88 For the 3/333rd triple threat change over to HHB 3/32 FA.. Commo.....Best time of my life. Crasy sexies LOL.....Greece.amsterdam.sweeden,Crete...ect..The sad part of leaving for me was that i was whisked away in 12hrs locked down and could not leave, communicate or let anyone know where i was going due to my Top secret clearance at that time . That saturday prior to me leaving i was at my favorite bar and club when i saw 5 women at the club that i had not seen for a while ( Get this )....They were all pregnant and said i was going to be the father..SMH..Didnt a chance to get addresses and ph numbers......I hope to return one day in search of family there..

ORTIZ said...

thanks for sharing. camp pieri from '86-'88 94B.

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