38th Personnel & Administration Battalion

 

 

   Cheryl Olsen   

 

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Endlich hatte ich die Gelegenheit auch mal etwas über das 38. Personal & Verwaltungs-  Battalion zu bekommen. Dem 38th Personnal & Administration Battalion. Cheryl Olson kam als junge Frau in die Nellingen Barracks im Jahr 1977 und blieb bis 1978. Die Aufgabe ihrer Einheit war es den Papierkram für die in Nellingen stationierten Soldaten zu verwalten. Unter anderem wurden Zeugnisse ausgestellt, Urkunden, Auszeichnungen übermittelt, oder Soldaten nahmen an Schulungen teil und, was auch ganz wichtig war, die Lohn und Gehalts-Abrechnungen. Das 38. P & A Battalion hatte auch natürlich einen LKW und Halb-Panzer ( sie transportierten Soldaten in den half-trucks ) Fuhrpark wo Cheryl öfters Tag und Nacht als Wachsoldat tätig war. In ihrer Freizeit bereiste sie ganz Deutschland wo sie sich hauptsächlich für die Architektur unserer alten Kirchen interessierte, bzw. hat sie viele unserer Burgen und Schlösser besucht. Sie hat ihre Zeit in Germany sehr genossen. Cheryl ist heute 50 Jahre alt ( 2008 ) und immer noch in der US-Army tätig.

Danke für die schönen Fotos. Gruß aus Nellingen von Billy ( 2009 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Comment of Mrs. Cheryl Olsen:

 

 

38th Personnel and Administration Battalion. We basically kept track of all soldier actions which included their

date of enlistment, awards, their assignments, pay, and their schooling and also promotion of soldiers all over

Germany. We printed out stacks of paper to send to all units in Germany for their records. The pictures of

course have me in them and one has my Mother and I in it. Most were near my living quarters. The Half-track

was sort of like a tank but carried people inside. I used to guard the Motor Pool, I guess that is why I took

pictures of it, I spent alot of time there day and night. I don't remember much else about the people in the

photos, sorry, that was a long time ago.

I did go to your site and find it very interesting. My girlfriend met a German man on the internet and brought

him to the United States and married him, I am still in the Army, I am a Staff Sergeant now. I have almost 26

years in the military, I did get out for a while during the 1990's.

Nelligen was a very nice place, the sun didn't shine very much though. One day I was sitting at the

Strassenbahn station and the weather changed from bright Sun, to clouds and wind to snow and back to Sunny

within 15 minutes. I never saw the weather change so fast!!!!

God Bless you and your family, hope you enjoyed the photos.

I spent almost 3 years there and then I lived near Giessen for about 2 years and I was in Naples Italy for 4 years

while I was in the Army.

You have a very beautiful country and I saw alot of the castles and large cities and visited many many churches

to see the architecture...wonderful.

Staff Sergeant Cheryl K. Olsen

Elgin, Illinois

 

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