Berlin ASA 1965-1968
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More places, and this time some faces, continuing our tour and journey through 1965-1968 in the ASA compound and sights around West Berlin. I have purposefully not included Berlin touristy shots on these pages. You can get those at any Berlin web site.
Holiday season, 1965, in the 78th ASA mess hall, which was located in the
"Spiderman" was a former policeman from Boston, MA. He and Larry Helke were my roommates for the last year in Berlin, and I'm so sorry Spiderman, but I forgot your name. Too many brews and schnapps!
Speaking of too many brews and schnapps! I believe former roommate, Pete Demeule, and I both had quite enough at this Christmas party at a friend's house in 1965 before Pete got married and moved off post.I crashed there for the night. Pete crashed also, but I know not where!
Ralph Vitale, a.k.a. Buffalo Head, pulls tough duty at Site 3, Teufelsberg.
Actually, golf was great in Berlin. Everytime we could get out of the bars
Not a bad swing. Not a great swing! But this nine iron after my drive on the tenth hole got me on the green in regulation, and after two putting, a RARE par! Pars, bogeys, double bogeys, who cared?
The then infamous, and now famous and legendary New Year's Eve party 1965 welcoming in 1966 at the golf course clubhouse was a great, and I mean a GREAT, party. Anyone there participating in the "stage" show knows what I mean. The party girls sure knew!
I can't remember what that weird looking space needle in the background of this photo was, but it was there for some reason.
~Photo by Tommy (The Kid) Rogers~
George Debuchananne, then, 1967, and last year, 2000.
My, what big ears you newks have! That's only because we had not let our hair grow yet. Newcomers Jim and myself, at right, in early 1965, had no idea how to dress for the 78th ASA, as apparent here. This was the first, and last, time I wore any kind of spit and polish gear such as this. We learned quickly. The UP (Unit Police) armbands we had on here were later replaced with the regular MP blue and white ones. When I dug this photo out last year I thought it was some kind of joke, but alas, we actually did this to impress someone, I don't know who. Maybe our mothers?!
Company B Building hallway and
the 54th sign and entranceway.