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  1. Stationed at Ferris Barracks Erlangen Germany 1974 to 1978 in C Company 2/81 Armor. Loved the place. Used to hang out at the Goldener Hecht in downtown Erlangen. Most of the GI’s called the place the Golden Hex. It was ran by a lady named Rosie and the bartender was Kurt.

  2. Hi, could you also add the category local training area and depots?
    If there were LTA Heinberg Nürnberg / Fuerth, LTA Schwabach and Zennwald Depot Burgfarnbach/Fuerth!

    1. People need to email photos and give me some advice on the kaserne they would like to see on here. All I know about are the kasernes where I’ve been.

  3. Katterbach Army Airbase 86-89, Stork Barracks 92-98 as contractor(back in the day when we were the go to guy’s loved and appreciated), Coleman barracks 2010 – 2011, Hohenfel 2011-2012 Dyncorp

  4. I was stationed at pinder from 1979to1982 with A battery 1/22 fa.We lived in graf seemed like 6 months out of the year putting steel down range,All the fun rail head rides to Vilseck staging area. All the kids coming up to the train,we’d trade unit crest for beer,or ask them if they had an older sister.I loved white bag country shooting,the direct fire range.I was a gunner with the 2nd howitzer section.This site brings back so many memories,it’s just like yesterday,staggering back from Elies bar crawling through the many holes in the fence.Anyone remember the Ponderosa club? country western joint.I coudn’t stay out of fights there.I’de allways hook up with a German girl with a jealous soccer type boy friend,but I handled my own.Gun Dogs,Red Legs,Gun Bunnies, what ever you titled us we were a tough breed.Hell look at the shit and missery we went through out in the field.I could go on and on with all the shit me and my buddies did.Miss the beer tent and the carnival coming on post during German American week,WOW!!!!!!Want to say Hi, to Steven Smith,Gabe Labrada,Maspo from Maine{damn good arm wrestler},SSG Boyd and so many others I’m bad with names but will never forget the rest of you.I still walk those cobble stone streets in my dreams,went to nuremburg many times,wont mention the WALL,If anyone remembers me SGT Bower.

  5. Looks like we have a lot of Ferris Barracks guys hitting the site today. Are the rest of you going to let them carry this thing all by themselves???????????????????????????????????????

  6. C Company
    3rd Platoon
    81st Armor

    Was a SSG at the time. Left Germany for recruiting duty in Indianapolis, Indiana

  7. I was a dependant, and my father was stationed at Ferris Barracks. I lived there from August/September 1985 – Jan. 1990. I really enjoyed my time there and still fondly look back at those years I spent there. I really miss the place

  8. I was stationed at Ferris Barracks from April 75 through February 78. I was a Chaplain’s Assistant, assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade. I had a great time and meet many soldiers along with many german civilians. It’s nice to see some to the pictures on the web site.

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