Posts Tagged War

Benjamin Franklin Village Closes

Benjamin Franklin Village, Mannheim Germany—workplace and home for three generations of Army personnel and families as we knew it, is no more.

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42-E Lincoln Avenue

Moving from small house in suburbia of Columbus, Georgia to across the ocean to a typical apartment building in Mannheim, Germany. . . was an adjustment for our military family.

Life would never be the same again.

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Quonset Huts

For some Military Brats, living quarters were very different from mainstream Americans. Quonset Huts were used for housing, school rooms, mess halls, storage and more. This article is a history of the Quonset Hut, an American icon.

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Eyes Right! A Return to Jefferson Barracks

“A visiting stranger might sense the ambience of a host of uniformed marching spirits parading with rifles reflecting the bright rays of an afternoon sun. I first stood here as a seven-year-old to scratch my initials like thousands before me on that cannon.”

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A Military Brat in Karlsruhe Germany

In the summer of 1960 my Father received orders for a tour of duty in Germany. Our home for the past three years had been the town of Stillwater Oklahoma. Dad was an Army captain in the Engineer Corps who had been one of just a few active-duty personnel assigned to an Army Reserve unit. I had no idea how living in Karlsruhe Germany would be so different from living in the United States of America.

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A Brat’s Past and Present: Too Close to Home

While Military Brats are known to be a tough and used to seeing men and women in uniform, sometimes something happens that is a bit close to home.

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Living With John Wayne

Greg Kerr brings us a great tribute to his father, his hero.

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Secrets of the Cold War By Leland McCaslin

This forthcoming book by Leland McCaslin, will shed some light on what actually was happening during the Cold War behind the scenes, affecting the lives of Military Brats who were living on military bases with their families throughout Europe and around the world.

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The Orient Express

Living in Okinawa, Japan was an adventure and an unforgettable place for Linda Bureman.

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