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Time spent in Germany in the U.S. Army

Hello. I am the co-owner of Selah Sweets. I ran across this old report I did years back, on one of my other web sites that does not work any longer. I thought I would share photos of my time in Germany with you.

Thanks for reading,
Clay Graham


Time spent in Germany in the U.S. Army
By Clay Graham

I spent 4 years (1982-1986) in the U.S. Army. My MOS was 63B (Light Wheel Vehicle & Generator Mechanic). I worked TAMMS/PLL part of that time in the Engineers Section and later the Motor Pool.

Over three of the years I was stationed at Mc Pheeters Barracks in Bad Hersfeld Germany in a Air Defense Artillery Battery which watched over the East German boarder. The Tac-site was on the top of a mountain in Schwarzenborn, Germany ( 50.927093, 9.499215 ). My unit was deactivated in 1986 since the Hawk Air Defense System was replaced with the Patriot.

Here are some photos of my time in Germany:

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Mc Pheeters Barracks Bad Hersfeld Germany
Mc Pheeters Barracks Bad Hersfeld Germany
Clayton Graham
Edward Dean took this photo of me from our barracks.
Hawk Missiles
Hawk Missiles
Burg Herzberg
Castle Burg Herzberg
Castle
Head Start German speaking class on the Castle Burg Herzberg tour.

West Germany

West Germany
My first trip to the field to play Army.

Hawk missile loader
Hawk missile loader.
Bad Hersfeld
Downtown Bad Hersfeld.
East Germans
East Germans on the other side of the river.
East German boarder
East German boarder
East German Guard Tower
East German Guard Tower
East Germany
East Germany
Mc Pheeters Barracks
Mc Pheeters Barracks Bad Hersfeld Germany
Mike Hayhurst Rodeo Clown
US Army Rodeo in Bad Hersfeld Germany. My high school friend Mike Hayhurst was working the rodeo.

Bad Hersfeld Germany

Bad Hersfeld Germany

Bad Hersfeld Germany

PFC Graham
PFC Graham (me)

PFC Graham

Hawk missiles
Reforger Germany 1983 – Hawk missiles in the field.
M35A2 Deuce and a Half
Reforger Germany 1983 – PFC Graham (me) with his M35A2 Deuce and a Half.
Mike McKinney
Reforger Germany 1983 – Sp4 Mike McKinney working on the little generators.
Army generators
Reforger Germany 1983 – PFC Graham (me) & SP4 McKinney working on a 3K generators.
SSG St. Ours
Reforger Germany 1983 – Our section Sergeant, SSG St. Ours.
Reforger Germany 1983
Reforger Germany 1983 – Moving out to another field.
Schlitz, Germany
Reforger Germany 1983 – PFC Graham (me) outside of Schlitz, Germany.
US Army
Reforger Germany 1983 – PFC Graham (me) driving his M35A2.
Engineers
Our home on the Tac Site, the Engineers hooch.
60K generator
The Generators we worked on.

3K generator

1.5K generator

VW 412
Sp4 Graham (me) stuck backroad driving in my first car in Germany.
Bad Hersfeld
1984 Easter Army Picnic in Bad Hersfeld. SGT Graham (me) and girl friend Doris.
VW Golf
My German VW Golf.
Obergeis, Germany
Me and my friend Hans. Hans was my landlord in Obergeis, Germany.
Obergeis, Germany
My house-mates in Obergeis, Germany.
Bruce Worstell & Clay Graham
Army buddies.
Obergeis, Germany
My U.S. VW Rabbit project.
Chevy Monte Carlo
My Monte Carlo I bought from another GI.
OD uniform
It was a sad day when we were ordered not to wear the OD Uniforms. The BDUs were hot in the summer.
Obergeis, Germany
Me back from the field!
Obergeis, Germany
My brand new truck when I was in the Motor Pool as a parts clerk.
Opel Ascona
Stuck backroad driving in my Opel Ascona on Christmas eve 1985.
Halt sign
Not a good sign to see as you come out of the wood off a back-road.
Christmas tree candles
My girlfriend Elka’s mom had lite candles on the Christmas Tree.
Opel Ascona
My Opel Ascona got stuck heading to the Tac-site.
Opel Ascona
They ripped my tow point off my car trying to get me out. I was stuck good!
Opel Ascona
Me and my Opel Ascona.
Eugene St. Ours
SSG Eugene St. Ours fueling up in Bad Hersfeld to take me to the airport to leave the Army.

Bad Hersfeld

Bad Hersfeld
The last photo I took in Bad Hersfeld.

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