168th Engineer Battalion Nellingen Barracks

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Davis   

 

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Hier ist die Geschichte vom Soldaten Jim Davis der in der Kaserne Nellingen Barracks von März 1957 bis Februar 1961 hier mit dem 168. Pionier Battalion stationiert war. Er war in der B-Kompanie. Jim hat wunderbare Erinnerungen an seine Zeit hier in Nellingen als er gerade 18 Jahre wurde. Jim kam mit dem Truppenschiff von New York nach Bremerhaven.  Jim war noch sehr jung damals und er wurde in das Erwachsenen-Leben hineingeworfen. Seine Frau ist aus Esslingen und beide heirateten dort im August 1959.

Sie hatten im August 2008 ihren 49. Hochzeitstag. Er war insgesamt  23.5 Jahre für die US-Army tätig. 12 davon in Deutschland, unter anderem in Heilbronn und Nürnberg.

 

Danke für das tolle Foto Jim. Viel Glück für alles weiter wünscht dir Billy ( 2009 )

 

 

Jimmy is on the left rear of the picture.

 

Original Comment of Jimmy Davis:

 

 

Dear Billy,

 

thanks for the work you are doing to record a little bit of history. Yes, I was in Nellingen

Barracks from March 1957 to February 1961. I was in B Co, 168th Engr. Bn. I have many

fond memories from Nellingen. I rode a troop ship from NY to Bremerhaven with the

168th. I was 18 years old and had not been in the Army to long. I always say that I

grew into an adult there. I think I knew Bob Kaminski that you mentioned but it has

been a long time. My wife is from Esslingen and we were married there in August 1959.

We had our 49th anniversary in August. I spent 23.5 years in the Army and had almost

12 of them in Germany. I am fairly fluent in German and worked with the German

People many times on Projects that we did for small communities. I was in Heilbron

from 1965 to 1969 and Nuernberg from 1971 to 1974. I have a few pictures from

Nellingen and the 168th but will have to find them. I will send them to you in a few

days. I would like to know how to contact Bob to see if he is who I remenber. Was he in

B Co.?

 

Jim Davis

 

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