Siegfried Kohlrus 28. Juni 2012 - 17:13 Uhr
aus Falkenstein, Bayern
Hallo Billy Mach weiter so das ist ***SPITZE :Alle Ehem.der LABORSERVICE-GERMANY-CLG-LMDS HQ6930th. 8902nd.8905th.8906th.FUNKER-KASERNE-ESSLINGEN/N. Neue e-mail Gruss Sigi


Sabrina Anderson 25. Juni 2012 - 01:42 Uhr
aus Fountain Inn, South Carolina
Ihr Eintrag: Hello, my Name is Sabrina Anderson and i am searching for my Dad, his name was Walker. He was stationed at Nellingen, must have bin around 1960 and i guess 1965. Rumors say he got relocated to Vietnam. I do not know his first name nor his rank. I was born in October 1965. My Mom, her name was Maria Theresia Chyba, she used to work at on the Base in the Snack Bar or the Mess hall, i am not really sure. We were living in Scharnhausen. But i also remember, i must have been 4 or 5 years old, that´s when my mom work at the Coin Wash (Wash-ready)i was there all the time. Any feedback would be nice and deeply appreciated. Thanks for the great work with the page.


Bettina 13. Juni 2012 - 10:20 Uhr
Hallo mein Name ist Bettina. wer kannte meinen Vater Alfred B. Knoblauch? Er war von 1957-1963 in Nellingen barracks stationiert. Ich bin am 18.3.1962 geboren. Er war im Battallion. Ich freue mich auf viele Antworten.

Kommentar des Webmasters:
Hello from Billy: Does anyone remembers Alfred B. Knoblauch ? He was stationed at Nellingen Kaserne during the Years 1957 to 1963. He was a Member of the 168th Engineer Battalion. His Daughter likes to get in touch with some of his former Comrades. Greetings to all from Billy


David Ostrom 5. Mai 2012 - 00:14 Uhr
aus Virginia,
I was very happy to find this web site. I lived and worked at Nellingen Barracks from 1972 to 1977. I was in the Special Troops Bn and later the Transportation section of AC of S Services, 2nd Support Command and finally in the 4th Trans Bn located in Ludwigsburg but I still lived in the quarters area of Nellingen Barracks. I did not know Billy but was there for two years while he was there. I loved eating in the German Cantine and had a great experience at Nellingen Barracks. Please show more pictures of how it looks today...very different I would imagine.


Charles Blanchard 20. April 2012 - 13:32 Uhr
aus Baytown, Texas
Billy, I didn´t say in my previous posting that I was with Co C 94th Engr Bn ( 1955-1957 ) Thanks again Billy.


Charles Blanchard 18. April 2012 - 14:41 Uhr
aus Baytown , Texas
This is a great place to browse and think about old memories. You and your wife have done a wonderful job putting together this website and I want thank you and Frau Bils very much.


Billy Gibson 13. April 2012 - 00:54 Uhr
I was stationed at Nellingen Kaserne from Febuary 1962 to August 1963 then went to Fort Polk La. I was in Co.B. 168 Engineer Battalion, lived off post in Esslingen walked up the hill many a day, enjoyed mt stay in Germany, I have only kept in touch with one friend I had in the service


Lyle Branz 11. April 2012 - 05:07 Uhr
aus Peoria, Illinois
What a surprise when I came across this web site! It is truly remarkable. Thank you for all your efforts here. I have very fond memories of Nellingen, having been staioned there from July of 1961 until Dec of 1963. I got married while there to a beautiful girl from OberEsslingen, who now is gone having passed away in 2005 after 42 wonderful years. I was stunned to read that your mother owned the Siedlerheim as that is where we met, at a Sunday afternoon soccer game there. At the time we all colled it Pop´s, as as elderly couple owned it. It was my favorite hang out. I was with the 903 Ord Co in the Jeep rebuild platton in the first shop building. I was first in the engine rebuild room, then later became the shopo office clerk. My barracks was the second building inside the front gate just accross from the LaPaloma, where I got severly beat up one night when my mouth got too big from too much Lowenbra. Thanks for the memories!


Kevin Stretavski 9. April 2012 - 05:18 Uhr
aus Clairton, Pennsylvania
This was forwarded to me from friends I was stationed with in 1974-1975 who was the best man in my wedding and is a very dear friend. Thanks for all of your hard work.


Kenneth Miner 6. April 2012 - 18:28 Uhr
aus Norman, Oklahoma
Many thanks to Billy for a wonderful presentation of the history of the 14th Aviation(ATC). He incorporated many photos of the unit´s short history on the Nelligen Kaserne. His work is truly an effort of dedication and love.
Vielen Dank.


Bob "Chief" 5. April 2012 - 14:32 Uhr
aus Stuttgart, Germany
Enjoy the website: many fond memories of service on Nellingen Barracks 1978 - 1989. Will forward your site to other friends that were on Nellingen Barracks with me.


Max Hornsby 3. April 2012 - 19:21 Uhr
aus Wichita Falls, Texas
Thanks Billy for all the hard work you have done for the GIs that have passed through Nellingen.You have done an outstanding job and I cannot thank you enough.I think what you do is important and lets the world know that it was a great place to be and we were proud to be there.Thanks again.........Max


Terry Black 2. April 2012 - 20:51 Uhr
aus Ohio,
Looks great, Billy - thanks for all your hard work - please know it is deeply appreciated! I am sending the link to some other members of the 198th PSC so they can enjoy the memories! We used to love to eat the The Pfeffermill (Peppermill) in Nellingen - can you tell me if it´s still in operation? This was almost 40 years ago. Best Regards, Terry & Carolyn Black


Kelm Marvin 2. April 2012 - 02:50 Uhr
aus Bloomer , Wisconsin
I just received your email, Billy and checked out many of the new updates. Of course I looked at mine first. It is just a wonderful update,,,some of the new information from back in the old days 1955-56 confirm some of my memories, especially the the ones from the 42d with the pictures of the Jets. I just knew they were that low,,, one of our ex combat NCO´s would dive to the floor when they came over. Billy ,, you and your family deserve much credit. Hope to see you again some day. HEY WE OWE YOU A HUGE SNITZEL NOW Marv and Lois Kelm


Kalb Dave 1. April 2012 - 17:49 Uhr
aus Catonsville, Maryland
Excellent Billy! Love it.


James Gheen 29. Februar 2012 - 02:38 Uhr
aus Middleport, Ohio
Billy I love the site. I was stationed in Nellingen from 1986 until they closed it in 1992. Your pictures bring back many memories. I Hated to see it was torn down they were renovating when I left. Thank you for preserving Nellingen on your site!


Daniel Foster 3. Februar 2012 - 23:35 Uhr
aus Huntsville, Alabama
Great site!
I loved reading it, had issues viewing the pictures though in the galleries.


Marcelo Vasconcellos 6. Januar 2012 - 21:56 Uhr
aus Ostfildern - Scharnhauser Park, BW
Billy, Klasse gemacht! ! Ich kenne jetzt viel mehr über die Geschichte des Gebiets wo ich wohne... ich wohne in die Kaserne (Housing Area). Gruß, Marcelo


Siegfried Kohlrus 23. Dezember 2011 - 18:30 Uhr
aus Falkenstein, De
Als ehem.LS.Angehöriger der 8902nd.MAINTENANC 1st. PLATOON"HQ6930th.CLG.LMDS/Funkerkaserne/Esslingen. Möchte ALLEN ein "FROHES-WEIHNACHTS-FEST und einen ***GUTEN-START***ins NEUE- JAHR***2012***WÜNSCHEN*** Sigi-KOHLRUS


kelm marvin 22. November 2011 - 13:19 Uhr
aus wi,
We ,My wife Lois and my Friend Ed Holzem just returned,,, well not quite yet,,, but will return home today. Tuesday Nov 22.,. Thanks for the great tour again this year,, it was the first time Ed has visited the area since 1956 when we were in the 94th Engineer Battalion Const. Co C.. We all enjoyed the visit, especialy Ed in that he had never visited before. Thanks again Billy and Family.
Marvin Kelm


Barbara Miller (Graupmann) 22. November 2011 - 06:37 Uhr
After reading all of the stories on this website, I decided that I should comment on my life at Nellingen Barracks from 1965-66 as a first grade teacher at the elementary school on post. There are 10 of the teachers from 1964-65 who keep in touch and have reunions. We all appreciated the opportunities that we enjoyed while teaching there. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who lived there during those years and might have known us.


Tom Grant 16. Oktober 2011 - 00:18 Uhr
aus Manassas, Virginia
Great pictures!Brings back lots of memories. I grew up in the Parksiedlung from 1985 to 1995 and had many friends over on the base. I remember the Ami fest very fondly.


Adam Runk 11. Oktober 2011 - 03:40 Uhr
aus Arlington, Virginia
Just found your site and am very excited about what you have done. It is remarkable. I have some pictures and when I can find them, I will scan them in and send them to you.


Rickart 10. Oktober 2011 - 22:52 Uhr
aus Kirchheim unter Teck, BW
Hallo. Ich suche meinen Vater der in den Nellinger Baracks war in den jahren 70 bis maximal 73 oder 74. Er heisst Robert Andrews und war mit einer Waltraud Mechler zusammen. Das Jugendamt hat ihn gesucht aber nicht gefunden denn nach dem Tod meiner mutter 74 is er verschwunden. Ich weiss auch das er noch eine Tochter hat in den USA die mich kennt und mir als ich noch klein war Briefe geschrieben hat! Leider is auch der Kontakt verloren gegangen! Vielleicht können sie mir helfen? Würde mich auf jeden fall auf eine antwort freuen.


Rita Lopez De Los Santos 15. September 2011 - 17:34 Uhr
I was there at the 800 mmc from 89-91. We were in the first row of buildings by the front gate. Knew many friends from the 11th Chemical Co just across the street. Worked as a secretary 71L for the 2d COSCOM command group and traveled with them to Desert Storm/Shield.


Thomas Nagle 8. September 2011 - 01:41 Uhr
thanks billy nice website,the pictures brought back some good memories,was stationed there in 1978 to 80 in the 472nd sig co.


Susanne Taylor 21. August 2011 - 19:49 Uhr
aus Neuhausen, BW
Hey super Job den Du da gemacht hast. Mein Mann war einer der letzten Soldaten in Nellingen, einer der, die die Kaserne ausgeräumt haben. Ich habe auch einen alten Freund hier gesehen, Stan (Toni) Kaczmarski. Leider haben wir uns 1989 aus den Augen verloren. Da habe ich ihn uns seine Familie in Killeen Texas (Ford Hood)besucht. Besteht die Möglichkeit das Du ihm meine Mailadresse weiter mailst? Susanne (Susi) Renner ist mein Mädchenname. So kann er sich bei mir melden. Wir, seine Familie und ich haben viel Zeit miteinander verbracht. Ich durfte damals an seiner Promotion dabei sein. Ich bin noch mit einigen Ehemaligen Soldaten in Kontakt denen werde ich von deiner Seite hier erzählen. Mal sehen vielleicht helfen sie Dir weiteres Leben in Deine Seiten zu bringen. Mach auf jeden Fall weiter so und vielleicht kannst Du mir ja auf diesem Weg helfen mit einen alten Freund in Kontaktn zu treten. Bis bald, ich werde deine Seite im Auge behalten .


Don Cunneen Don 6. Juni 2011 - 02:37 Uhr
aus New York,
I just finished looking at the updates that you recently did. Thank you for all the time you have spent updating all the pages. My page looks great. I will be sending out an email to my relatives and friends so they can look at the site. Thanks again for keeping the memories alive. Don


Gary Morley 5. Juni 2011 - 00:33 Uhr
aus Paris, Texas
Great new material on your site, Billy. Thank you again for all your effort to preserve important memories.


Don Palumbo 3. Juni 2011 - 19:33 Uhr
Billy has been a good friend for many years now and i think it is great that he is also a good friend of the USA and especially the soldiers he supports and respects that served in his great country,Germany. I did not serve at nellingen but did serve at Neu Ulm 1959-1961 with the 4th Armored Division and returned 1961-1962 (Operation Long thrust) with the 39th Inf 4th Inf division to defend the West during the building of the Berlin wall and to stand down the Soviet union. Support Billy, send him any patches you find in your travels, don


Billy 3. Juni 2011 - 19:28 Uhr
aus Ostfildern Nellingen, Baden Württemberg
Hello friends I want to say that I´ve updated my website dedicated to the History of Nellingen Barracks. It has most news within the photo gallery Page 2 and in the Nellingen Units Station List. I would appreciate a visit to my website and welcome to leave a Message in my Guestbook. If you still have pictures from the Nellingen Barracks welcome to send me an Email. Hope you enjoy your Visit to the History of Nellingen Barracks. Have a great Day. Many Greetings from Billy in Nellingen Germany


Norbert Brauner, CW4 US Army Retired 31. Mai 2011 - 06:34 Uhr
aus El Paso, TX
I was stationed in Nellingen Barracks,538th CC&S Company,87th Maint.Batt. from 1973-1975, than transfered to the 124th Mt Company which transfered to the 1st Maint Batt. and moved to Boeblingen.I worked in Depot. Retained my quarters in Nellingen and traveled every day back and fort and returned to the US in 1977, retired from the service in 1981 in Fort Bliss, TX and reside in El Paso, Texas ever since. I was born in the Grafschaft Glatz in Schlesien and lived there until 1946. Went to the States in 1956. My Familie enjoyed the Stuttgart Area,and made many local friends.
I lived on the economy for about 1 1/2 years in Eslingen on the Muehlberger Strasse.


Kevin Cossentine 1. Mai 2011 - 20:19 Uhr
aus Oswego, NY
I am really glad to have found your site on Nellingen Barracks. I´ve been trying to find something of this sort for years now, and now I have. I love the photos and historical info you have to share with everyone. Thanks! I was stationed there New Years Day 1983 to June 22, 1985 and probably bumped into you a few times. After about 6-8 months at NB, I was placed into the Building Repairs & Utilities for about 11 months and had to show up at the R & U Shop several times a month (sometimes weekly) with a repair request for a window, or fluorescent lights or other type of work to be done.


SONYA KING 20. April 2011 - 07:33 Uhr
Hi, I worked at Nellingen Barracks as a cashier in the cafeteria, on weekends only. I made many awesome friends there and would love to catch up with some of them. Germany is my home country, but I live in the US for 25 years.



Robin Walsh 15. April 2011 - 21:30 Uhr
aus Burlington, Connecticut
Thank you for creating this wonderful website! We were stationed at Nelligen from 1978 to 1982 and we lived off-post in Bonlanden. I am wondering if anyone remembers the name of the black guy who use to run the gas station on base. I´m actually trying to find the girl he was dating, Janice Vaughn. We worked together at the Kiddie Center and I´d like to catch up with her. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories!


Irene 11. April 2011 - 02:33 Uhr
hi my name is irene i met my husband in Germany he was stationed in Nellingen Barracks in the 421st Med. Dustoff Europe.we got married in Germany im Rathaus my husband was stationed from 1977 to 1979, thanks for the memories down memorielan


Billy 10. April 2011 - 09:20 Uhr
aus Ostfildern Nellingen, Baden Württemberg
Hello Guests.
I,m looking for anyone who still has the beautiful original Beer Steins from your company in Nellingen Barracks with the Insignias printed on it ? Or can someone tell me where to find those Steins ? Since 35 Years I,m collecting Army and Army Aviation Patches and Unit Crests. Please email me if you have any extras. Many Greetings from Billy in Nellingen Germany


kelm marvin 8. April 2011 - 03:35 Uhr
aus wisconsin , usa
My wife and I visited Nellingen and Billybils in October of 2010. We had a great time. I was stationed in Nellingen 19 55-56. We did visit some years ago also. It is a great area to spend about a week for vacation. Billy and his family are great. Marv Kelm See my page and Ed Holzem page.


Lonnell Hayes 8. April 2011 - 01:28 Uhr
I was at 15th Trans Co from 1982-85(Stick&Move,Commuicate Later).To this day I don´t know how this Motto started.I know why it started. We had t-shirts made up with motto. I do know we had some of the fastest 2 1/2 ton trucks around. Later We Got The 939 Series 5 tons,automatics.Turned in the jeeps, got Cuve´s. The fun went out of driving. No more pure sticking.3rd herd was my plt.Good assignment.


David Anderson 5. April 2011 - 00:51 Uhr
aus Reno, Nevada
I spent two and a half years at Nellingen Kasern( 1956-58) with the 521 Ord Company. Pictures and details are found in the photograpy section of Billy´s excellent website.


Don Cunneen 31. Maerz 2011 - 02:40 Uhr
I came across your site doing a search on the 4th Aviation Company at Nellingen. I was stationed there from 1966 to 1968 in the communications section. It was great to see all the pictures of the base, it brings back great memories.Thank you for the trip back in time. God Bless. Don Cunneen


Ron Forinash 19. Maerz 2011 - 02:19 Uhr
aus Reno, Nevada
I got your friend request today from and followed the link to your website. Thank you! This is a very impressive contribution to the historical preservation of Nellingen Barracks. I was not stationed at Nellingen, but was stationed at Cooke Barracks in Goeppingen and had to go to Nellingen Barracks for routine administrative matters sometimes. Thanks for the wonderful website. Ron Forinash


Billy Bils 7. Maerz 2011 - 17:17 Uhr
aus Ostfildern Nellingen, Baden Württemberg
Liebe Gäste.
Einige Zeit war mein Gästebuch auf Grund von Spam Mailer Attacken inaktiv. Ab sofort können Sie sich gerne wieder hier eintragen. Viele Grüße aus Nellingen von Billy
Dear Guests.
My guestbook was due to spam attacks Mailer inactive. Now you are welcome to register here again. Greetings from Billy Nellingen Germany
You also have the Possibility to use this Guestbook as a Forum. Like looking for old Friends.

Peter Schlitter 17. November 2010 - 17:22 Uhr
aus Esslingen, BW
Hallo Billy wie gehts dir, wann aktualisierst du wieder deine Homepage Gruß Peter

william lee henry 23. Juni 2010 - 19:02 Uhr
aus cape coral, florida
hello, i was stationed in darmstadt from 1978-1981, those were the best times ever, i was with the 94th engineer battalion at ernest ludwig kaserne, i also spent 20 months in wildflecken , say hi tschuss

William Martin Bill 19. Juni 2010 - 15:02 Uhr
I loved my time in Germany. I was staioned there 75-76 with the 78th Finance Company. We used to go volks marching most weekends. I joined the German-American club. I still remember two of the girls both named Gaby. I loved the food and of course the Beer. I will send some pictures of the 1976 4th of July celebation and pictures of the company area.

James Wangen 20. Mai 2010 - 13:56 Uhr
aus Farmington, MN
Excellent site.
I was stationed there from December 1991 thru June of 1992 then the 45th Med Co. (AA) Katterbach moved to due to closures. I have a lot of fond memories of Nellingen. Thank you for the great pictures.

Errol Anderson 14. Mai 2010 - 10:10 Uhr
aus Pforzheim,
I am searching for my dad, who was stationed 1963 in Nellingen. He was in th 168th engineer Battalion. My mom´s name was Hildegard Gohl. I am his daughter Dorothy Mercier. Maybe somebody knows him or was in the same battalion.

Herman Sizemore 9. Mai 2010 - 17:40 Uhr
aus Crystal River , Fl
I was stationed at Nelligen from 1960 to 1962 have a lot of fond memories of the Kaserne and surrounding country side been back 5 times.

Rick Di Marco Slick Rick 13. Maerz 2010 - 08:55 Uhr
aus Los Angeles, California
I was in Shop Platoon B co 394th Trans. Bn. from 1981-1983. I got a European Out and lived in Neuhausen until may of 1984. I remember Hambone Flannagen, Del Kitzerow and being drunk for 3 years on stuttgarter hofbrau.

Eddie Pierce Eddie 11. Maerz 2010 - 14:56 Uhr
aus Indianapolis,
Check out your website. Looks great. Have added a link on my site. I also have some other Army sites on the internet. Will look in on them and see if your site will fit in on them.

Kommentar des Webmasters:
Eddie Pierce´s Website is Billy Nellingen Germany

David Anderson 12. Januar 2010 - 22:01 Uhr
aus Reno, Nevada
Billy, the new additions you and your wife have made to this site, especially all the new photos and great stories from those who served in the Army in Nellingen Kasern, are making this site richer, deeper and more meaningful.
Thank you!

Ralf Stumpf 12. Januar 2010 - 06:04 Uhr
aus Schwäb.Gmünd, BW
Whow-Great Page!!!
Hey Billy what do you think about a BBQ-like in old times-somewhere near Nellingen Barracks!For all the EX Soldiers who still living here! Kindest regards Ralf

Margit Norton 11. Januar 2010 - 12:41 Uhr
aus Edingen, BW
Hi everyone, had to leave Nellingen in 1988 unfortunately because of closure. Worked in Munich until birth of daughter Lina. Barrie Norton worked in Germany until a year ago and now works in DC. Does anyone have great memories of Nellingen?
I do!

Steve Durnavich 11. Januar 2010 - 02:31 Uhr
aus St. John, IN
Billy, This is some really cool stuff. My trip to Germany was so great. Seeing everything in person was unbelievable. Before that, everything was just 50-year-old black-and-white photos. You and you wife were great hosts, and thats what made the trip go so smoothly. I´m so glad my dad made those plans. If not, I probably never would have gone there. Thanks for everything.

Charley (cocoa) Nelson 11. Januar 2010 - 00:41 Uhr
aus Tampa, FL.
Nellingen Kaserne was a great place to make friends. Maybe that good will is still part of Scharnhauser Park. To William Bils, and his wife for the great effort put in to this site. I will visit here again and again.

Robert Beitz 10. Januar 2010 - 22:05 Uhr
aus Douglassville, PA
Hey Billy!
Nice job with keeping the website up to date. I really enjoyed seeing all the new photos. Take care and happy new year! Robert Beitz Stationed at Nelligen from 1983 - 1985 15h Trans Co.



Ralf Stumpf 4. Januar 2010 - 22:36 Uhr
aus Schwäb.Gmßnd,
Hey Bill!!Thanks for this page !I life in a small town near Schwäb.Gmßnd -Bettringen near the old training sight of the 4-41st FA and 56st FA!I grew up with the Americans and i miss them since they left!Its hard to tell but everybody is gone but the memmory remains!I do feel like you i guess!Its like ou are loosing youre Family!I do have a Family but my Bros where my Family for over 30 Years!And i can say they raised me right and i am thankfull to met so many wonderfull people like your kind!I wish you all the best for all!!!Keep up youre good work-like i do!!! See you around BRO!!!And to you out the you former GI´s-thanks for youre service!YOU AVE PEACE A CHANCE!
Ralf ou




JR Rodriguez Pazo 26. Dezember 2009 - 05:58 Uhr
aus David, Chiriqui
I was stationed at Nellingen Kaserne with the 16th DPU (Data Processing Unit) from 1980-1983. My son, Marcos, was born in Germany at the 5th General Hospital. Unforgetable times in Nellingen and Germany.




Gary Vernon 7. Dezember 2009 - 15:31 Uhr
Billy, I lived in Nelligen from 1964 to 1967. I was close friends with James Holmes and Rich McKee. I went to school on post and at Robinson Barracks. Keep up the great work and I will do what I can to supply you with additional photographs.




Robert 2. Dezember 2009 - 09:12 Uhr
aus CA,
I was born at the 5th Army hospital and my family lived in the Nellingen dependent housing. We were in 3806. I don´t remember much, but some of these photos bring my few memories back.




Billy 29. November 2009 - 07:53 Uhr
aus Nellingen,
Hello to all Visitors of my Website. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving Day with a huge Turkey. Wanting to tell you that I am working and maintaining on my next update for my Website. If anyone has Photos regarding Nellingen Barracks, welcome to send them via email to me. All the best to all of you.take care. Billy




Rod Sharp 12. November 2009 - 18:51 Uhr
Am trying to locate "David Bartlett or Jim Rhinehart" stationed at Nellingen about 1972-1973. Also looking for family of Rita Ingrid Seisko who lived in Esslingen. Son who was born in Stugggart March29,1973 needs info on father. If anyone knew of these folks please e-mail me with some help. Very good site.




Ed Moran 8. November 2009 - 22:37 Uhr
aus Sun City Center, Fl
I Was in the 168th when we shipped overseas from Ft Campbell, Ky to Nellingen in 1957. I was in H/S Company in the Heavy Eq Platoon. Like Bob I us