Here’s some information about myself:
Hi, I would like to introduce myself. My name is William
Bils. I was born in October 1957.
I live in Nellingen near
Stuttgart the capital of Baden Württemberg. My job as a
maintenance repair worker is to keep in order the historically
oldest part of Nellingen with a church from the 12th
century, a school from thearly 1900s, an archive and some
I’m married to my wife Michaela.
I have a sweet little son whose name is Anthony William.
He was born in 2001. And I have a beautiful daughter
Marissa, born in 1986.
My father was a US
soldier from Spencer, Indiana, USA. He was stationed
in Nellingen Barracks with the 521st.Ord.Co. from 1956 till 1959.
My mother owned two restaurants in nearby Esslingen.
They were frequently visited by US soldiers. I started
to get to know them, when I was about 15 years old.
Friendships developed between the soldiers and me which
have lasted until today in several cases. I worked as a
civillian employee for the US Army Nellingen Barracks from
1976 until 1992. My task was to repair everything
concerning plumbing, lock smith, electrician and carpentry.
The picture shows our vehicles in the R&U Shop of the
Facilities Engeneers. There were 10 to 15 people employed most of the time.
My life in the Nellingen Barracks...
Unfortunately the barracks were closed during the troop withdrawal
on Nov.ember 2nd, 1992 and were handed over to the town Ostfildern.
Spending my time with the US Army I found my hobby, collecting
Army Insignias of all kinds.
In my Freetime my Family and me love to go out
on the Suebian Mountains for Hike, ride bycycle, see the
Castles and Caves, Kanu, Motorbike ride, we always have a
lot of Fun in our beautiful Country. If you do have any
Informations and Photos about Nellingen Barracks, please
contact me. The same is with Army Insignias. Thank you
much for your Attention.
US Army Insignias made of cloth, Unit Crests of
grades or ranks of the army, Army coins, Awards, Order
Decorations, Airwings, Literature of the US Army and US
Army Avation Patches.
Part of my collection