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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.

For more photos please check out our unit Facebook page.

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Photos: 2016 National Night Out in Selah

Selah Police Department
National Night Out in Selah
Report & photos by Amanda Graham / Selah Sweets

On the evening of Tuesday August 2nd, 2016, Selah’s Annual National Night Out was held in Wixson Park.

A lot of different groups and organizations came out to support National Night Out in Selah. There were free hot dogs, Pepsi products, and free fun for the whole family.

The Marines brought in a Tank for the community to look at, and for the kids to see how it works. Everyone was invited to climb on the tank and look inside.

This was a great community event.
Click here for more about National Night Out

Here are some photos of National Night Out in Selah:

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out in Selah

National Night Out
National Night Out

Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
makes handcrafted snacks, shaved ice, and has souvenirs.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: 2015 Army Base Race in Selah

Howard’s Medical Supply
Army Base Race
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Adventures – Selah Community & Tourism.

On Saturday September 19th, 2015 at Carlon Park, there was the annual Army Base Race 1/2 Marathon and 5k put on by the City of Selah Parks & Recreation and Yakima Training Center. The race distances were ½ Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles). This event happens on the 3rd Saturday in September of each year while the Japanese Army is at the Yakima Training Center for training.

Many people of the Japanese Army along with the U.S. Army and civilians did the race which ran from Carlon Park to the Army Base and back.

Afterward the Army Base Race participants had breakfast prepared from the Selah Chamber of Commerce.

Selah Cub Scout Pack 276 keep the area cleaned up and the Japanese Soldiers had fun taking photos with them.

There were some fun things at the race. The Army had two trucks, a bomb suit and robot to look at. There were inflatables for the children to play in. The Army set off a canon and a helicopter came over at the start of both races.

This was a very fun Selah event.

See Selah Parks & Recreation for more information about the Army Base Race.

Here are some photos of the 2015 Army Base Race in Selah:

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Selah - Army Base Race

Army Base Race in Selah

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This Saturday: Army Base Race in Selah

Howard’s Medical Supply
Army Base Race
Saturday September 19th, 2015

Information from Selah Parks & Recreation

ARMY BASE RACE

The Army Base Race is our annual 1/2 Marathon and 5k. This event happens on the 3rd Saturday in September.

With over 500 runners you are sure to compete with somebody and test your endurance. The race distances are ½ Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles). We will also have a free kid’s run at 10:00am around Carlon Park. Winners will receive trophies as well as their participation medals.

All participants will receive dog tags upon completion of the race as well as shirt and race bag! Register by September 1st to guarantee your shirt size. No shirts will be guaranteed after September 1st.

We will be using a chip timing system again this year to ensure accurate results as you cross the finish line. Last year the winning time was 1 hour 17 minutes… Do you have it in you to beat that time? The Japanese Army does and they will again be participating in this event, come help us bring the gold back to Selah!

Army Base Race in Selah
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