16th  Aviation Battalion Nellingen Barracks

Wings of the Jayhawk

 

16. Flieger Battalion Nellingen Barracks 1969 - 1970

 

 

 

        Sp 4 Tommy Brosinski      

 

 

 

Der ehemalige Soldat, Hauptgefreiter Tommy Brosinski, war von 1969 bis 1970 mit dem 16. Flieger Battalion in den Nellingen Barracks stationiert.

Zuerst war er in der Kompanie Poststube beschäftigt und übernahm Wartungsarbeiten in den Gebäuden. Danach wurde Tommy Gruppenleiter für eine Hubschrauberbesatzung.

Die Hubschrauber die er auf dem Stuttgart Army Airfield zu verantworten hatte, waren OH-13 und UH-1D.

 

Die letzten sechs Monate seiner Dienstzeit in Nellingen war Tommy Brosinski der Fahrer seines Vorgesetzten Oberst.

Tommy erzählte mir dass er während seiner freien Tage als Tramper in Deutschland unterwegs war.

Die Städte die Tommy besuchte waren unter anderem: Stuttgart – München – Karlsruhe – Wiesbaden – Frankfurt und Osnabrück.

Er liebte auch die Weingärten entlang des Rheins mit seinen Bauernhöfen und unseren Schwarzwald bei Baden-Baden mit seiner sauberen Luft. Mit seinen Kameraden aus dem Battalion zusammen wurde natürlich auch Esslingen regelmäßig besucht. Tommy ist auch Mitglied bei Facebook. Herr Brosinski arbeitete auch als Helfer in der Rollschuhbahn der Nellingen Barracks.

Ursprünglich stammt Tommy aus den New Yorker Bronx, später Queens New York City.

 

1970 trat er aus der U.S. Army aus und zog 1973 nach Tampa Florida. Dort lebt Tommy mit seiner Frau. Sie sind Eltern und betreuen sehr gerne ihre Enkelkinder.

Tommy ist 63 Jahre alt, Rentner seit 2012 und liebt es in seiner Freizeit zu basteln und im Garten zu schaffen. Mit seiner Frau zusammen unternehmen sie

regelmäßig Strandspaziergänge und in den vielen Parks im Stadtgebiet von Tampa.

 

Tommy bedankt sich ausdrücklich herzlich bei mir dass ich die Geschichte der Nellingen Barracks aufrecht erhalte.

Viele Grüße von Billy – Januar 2013 --

          

Original Comment on End of this Page.

 

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Curry, SSG Thompson, Tommy Brosinski

 

Thomas C. Brosinski

 

 

Kameraden des 16. Flieger Battalions Nellingen Barracks / Comrades of the 16th Aviation Battalion Nellingen Barracks

 

Leutnant / 1LT Elliot

 

Hauptfeldwebel / 1SG Wildner

 

Kamerad / Comrade Al Haytakeyama

 

Soldat / Soldier Bill Curry in Troop Billet

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Bill Curry & Rich Johnson

 

Soldat / Soldier Gary Every

 

Tommy Brosinski

 

Soldat / Soldier Theberge

 

                   

16. Flieger Battalion / 16th Aviation Battalion

 

Kasernenaufnahmen / Barracks Pictures 1969 - 1970       

           

Mannschaftsgebäude des 16. Flieger Battalions Nellingen Barracks / Troop Billets of the 16th Aviation Battalion Nellingen Barracks 1969 / 1970

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Balvin, Boyd, Haytakeyama

 

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Bill Curry & Haytakeyama

Nellingen Barracks 1969

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Boyd & some guys from the 94th Eng. Bn.

 

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Balvin, Hagar, Drake

 

 

Mannschaftsgebäude / Troop Billets

 

 

Dorfplatz in der Parksiedlung – Soldaten Braccia & Curry

Comrades Braccia & Curry Parksiedlung 1970

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Braccia, Grassani, Sanchez

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Braccia, Tom B, Sanchez

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Curry, R Johnson, Pickard, Al H, Balvin

 

Kamerad / Comrade Denise Drake Nellingen Barracks 1969

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Drake, Curry, Balvin, Johnson, Braccia

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Geerts, Bravaro, Lofaro, Heinzinger

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Drake, Curry, Balvin, Johnson, Braccia

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Cathy, SSG Stafford, SSG Dowell

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Gary Every & Tommy Brosinski 1970

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Tommy Brosinski (L) & Robert Johnson

 

Soldaten / Soldiers  Balvin, Haytakeyama, Knickerbocker

 

Feldwebel / SSG Thompson

 

Kamerad / Comrade SP4 Geerts

 

 

Rollschuhbahn Nellingen Barracks 1969 / Skating Rink

 

 

Eingang / Entrance Rollschuhbahn / Skating Rink

Nellingen Barracks 1969

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Sanchez, Gary Every & Tommy Brosinski

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Provenza, Grassani, Braccia, Sanchez

 

Soldat / Soldier Prince Nellingen Barracks

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Grassini & Huizar

 

Soldaten / Soldiers Hadenfeldt & Every Nellingen Barracks 1970

 

 

Blick vom Sportplatz Richtung U.S. Wohnsiedlung 1970

View shows Sportsfield toward Family Housing

 

Kasernenfoto des 16. Flieger Battalion Nellingen Barracks 1969

Barracks Picture of the 16th Avn. Battalion Nellingen Barracks 1969

 

Kamerad / Comrade Knickerbocker 1970

 

 

Kamerad / Comrade Knickerbocker 1969

 

Tommy Brosinski 1969

 

Gary Every & Tommy Brosinski

 

Tommy Brosinski 1969 Nellingen Barracks

 

 

Tommy Brosinski 1969 Nellingen Barracks

 

 

Tommy in Brüssel / Brussels 1970

 

 

Tommy Brosinski Jahr / Year  2011

 

 

Battalion Foto des 16. Flieger Battalion 1970 / 16th Aviation Battalion Photograph Nellingen Barracks 1970

 

Original Comment of Tommy Brosinski:

 

Email 1:

 

Von: Tommy B. Gesendet: Samstag, 18. August 2012  An: William Bils (usarmynellingen@hotmail.com)

 

Hello Billy

My Name is Tommy Brosinski


I was stationed at the 16th Aviation Battalion from 1969-1970. I had to wait until the existing Helicopter crew chief rotated out before I could begin my new position as Helicopter Crew chief, so I had to do a bunch of things that were not of my MOS, which was 67U20. I only delivered mail for a few months along with maintenance of the company area.

I then became the new Helicopter crew chief for the Colonel, where I crewed his OH-13 and UH-1D at the Stuttgart airfield. The last 6 months of my tour I was the
Colonel’s driver.
I have tons of other photos which could fill pages. I’m in contact with John Braccia, Bill Curry, Gary Every and Tony Balvin. They are all on Facebook and so am I.

Also, in Nellingen Barracks I was a regular at the Roller Skating Rink, where I danced and was a skate guard. It was ran by a husband and wife (Air force).
Thank you for establishing your web site and giving us the opportunity to get reacquainted.


Tommy B

 

Email 2:

 
Von: Tommy B. Sonntag, 19.
August 2012  An: 'William Bils' (usarmynellingen@hotmail.com)

 

Hi Billy


I was stationed there with Bob Johnson 1969 – 1970, you have pictures of us together on Bob’s page. My rank was SP-4 Helicopter Crew Chief 67U20, and I was
stationed with a bunch of nice guys from around the USA. Esslingen was a large town to us and we all had fun where ever we went. I loved the country side
along the Rhine River and seeing all of the terrace vineyards and family farms.
I hitch hiked around Germany and met a lot of nice people. Some of the city’s I’ve travelled to and enjoyed were Stuttgart, Munich, Karlsruhe, Wiesbaden,
Frankfurt and Osnarbrück. I remember going to The Black Forest in Baden-Baden, where I explored the country side. The clean air and beauty was intoxicating.
About me: I was born in the Bronx in New York City April 24th 1949. I got out of the Army Dec 17th 1970, and moved to Queens in New York City. I moved to
Tampa Florida in 1973 and where I still live today. I now retired from The Florida Department of Transportation, where I was the District CADD Manager.

CADD is Computer Aided Drafting & Design. I’ve attached a PDF that has a story written about me, because of the High School mentoring I’ve done.

Feel free to use anything I send you.
I retired in April 2012 at 62 years old and enjoying my time with my wife. We are assisting our kids by babysitting our granddaughter. I enjoy gardening and
building stuff in my workshop. I had to give up riding my motorcycle due to a broken knee a few years ago, and still haven’t sold it. We enjoy going to the beach
and walks in the many parks nearby.

 

Take care Billy

T. Brosinski

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