Was MA Shop or Environmental Systems Specialist, Mike 8, 86-88. Most, well okay everyone knew me as Sam, lol! Some of the best times of my life!
contributed by James Edward Rankin Sr. taken in 2015
The first info is on Howard whom was a nephew of my mother’s father. He was killed in WW1. Frank Robinson was my mother’s brother. He moved to USA before I was born so I knew little about him. Gordon was my father that served in WW2 on convoy in the Canadian Navy.
The grave of my 2nd great grandfather (Willard Crosier) that lost his life in the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff..Frank served in WW2 in the Canadian Navy before he moved to USA…he died in a POW hospital incurred from his wounds. Willard was the grandson of John. I’ve also enclosed some info on the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff. I’ve also enclosed a link on my 4th great grandfather (John Crosier) that was a 2nd Lieutenant to George Washington in the Revolutionary War. There are 2 headstones for John as they put the wrong dates on the first stone. I’ve enclosed pictures of both stones.
83-88 structural Repair shop known to many as Magillla
When I got to Rhien Main as a specialist in hydraulics on c5 and 141 I soon learned how to refuel, launch and recover aircraft etc. The first thing I noticed was that we never saluted the air crew upon launch. I asked was why they didn’t do it like they did at Shaw afb SC and the answer astonished me. Because we shared the runway with the flueghaffen and didn’t want to offend the locals. That to me didn’t and it does not now, make any sense to me. Who cares if we offended those people who we were there to protect?
Jeff LanceSame reason its an Air Base and not an Air Force Base, it was something the host nation requested, so that is why , it would be like them in the USA and disrespecting what we ask of them in the host nation…..common courtesy
Jonathan ” i love Germany..lived in Ginnheim behind platten housing 90-92 …nurnberg 79-81.. 94-99 giessen/buseck…99-2002 bad nauheim friedberg ray barracks…2002-2006 rieskirchen/pohlheim..i worked in friedberg us army reserve 94-2006..they near giessen.” US Army active 79-92…US Army Reserves 94-06 in Germany…IRR 92-94″ …He then goes on and tells me”… my reserve unit in Germany was 309th RAOC, the 309th was at Ray Barracks Friedberg, thenHuiter Ksn in Hanua,then we moved to the Airbase in Weisbaden. I was with the 309th 94-06 ”