About me.......

Here’s some information about myself:

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. My name is William Bils. I was born in October 1957.
I live in Nellingen near Stuttgart the capital of Baden Württemberg. My job as a maintenance repair worker is to keep in order the historically oldest part of Nellingen with a church from the 12th century, a school from thearly 1900s, an archive and some administrative buildings. I’m married to my wife Michaela. I have a sweet little son whose name is Anthony William. He was born in 2001. And I have a beautiful daughter Marissa, born in 1986.
My father was a US soldier from Spencer, Indiana, USA. He was stationed in Nellingen Barracks with the 521st.Ord.Co. from 1956 till 1959.

My mother owned two restaurants in nearby Esslingen. They were frequently visited by US soldiers. I started to get to know them, when I was about 15 years old. Friendships developed between the soldiers and me which have lasted until today in several cases. I worked as a civillian employee for the US Army Nellingen Barracks from 1976 until 1992. My task was to repair everything concerning plumbing, lock smith, electrician and carpentry. The picture shows our vehicles in the R&U Shop of the Facilities Engeneers. There were 10 to 15 people employed most of the time.

My life in the Nellingen Barracks...

Unfortunately the barracks were closed during the troop withdrawal on Nov.ember 2nd, 1992 and were handed over to the town Ostfildern. Spending my time with the US Army I found my hobby, collecting Army Insignias of all kinds. In my Freetime my Family and me love to go out on the Suebian Mountains for Hike, ride bycycle, see the Castles and Caves, Kanu, Motorbike ride, we always have a lot of Fun in our beautiful Country. If you do have any Informations and Photos about Nellingen Barracks, please contact me. The same is with Army Insignias. Thank you much for your Attention.

I collect
US Army Insignias made of cloth, Unit Crests of grades or ranks of the army, Army coins, Awards, Order Decorations, Airwings, Literature of the US Army and US Army Avation Patches.
Part of my collection