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coz
12-10-2008, 09:05 AM
I pulled out an old album to post some pics in another thread and came across a few that brought back some good memories. Let's see some old photos from members here. Nothing like visual memories.

Me on the left holding that tasty german bier.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/army2.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/army1.jpg
Somewhere in Grafenwoer, Germany 1982 or 83. I'm on the right and that blue thing on my helmet is a surgical mask I used as the driver of the gun right behind us, in the summer the back roads of Germany can be very dusty, and winters are a whole different ball game.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/army.jpg
This is why they call it field artillery, we're sitting in a field lobbing jo's 20 miles to the target.

sizzler
12-10-2008, 09:21 AM
good memories.....good size of pics as well....:D

justinlkgb
12-10-2008, 09:24 AM
:DNice pics, that guy on the right looks like he had a good night:D:D

sdesmond
12-10-2008, 09:29 AM
This is 7 years ago. I am the one on the right. All we did was ski, and party all weekend. Man how time flys. We all went our seperate ways and probably only get together 1 or 2 times a year. I miss those times.

coz
12-10-2008, 09:57 AM
This is 7 years ago. I am the one on the right. All we did was ski, and party all weekend. Man how time flys. We all went our seperate ways and probably only get together 1 or 2 times a year. I miss those times.

Keep them coming :D

RexDog posted a pic of his son in JUSA soccer :headbang: all 4 of my kids played JUSA and my oldest son's (He'll be 18 in 2 weeks) best friend growing up was Chase Lansford who's dad is Mike Lansford (kicker for the L.A. Rams) He was his coach for this year way back when.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/JUSA.jpg
ML on the right. Yes RD that's san antonio park :D

dog paw
12-10-2008, 11:14 AM
:DNice pics, that guy on the right looks like he had a good night:D:D

LOL! No doubt Wouldn't want that head in the am :D

Nice pics!

coz
12-10-2008, 11:19 AM
LOL! No doubt Wouldn't want that head in the am :D

Nice pics!

I always thought the dude loked like he belongs with the sex pistols or some british punk band :D

If memory serves me right I think his last name is Brown ;)

TMCNo1
12-10-2008, 12:40 PM
Keep them coming :D

RexDog posted a pic of his son in JUSA soccer :headbang: all 4 of my kids played JUSA and my oldest son's (He'll be 18 in 2 weeks) best friend growing up was Chase Lansford who's dad is Mike Lansford (kicker for the L.A. Rams) He was his coach for this year way back when.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/JUSA.jpg
ML on the right. Yes RD that's san antonio park :D


Coz, flip the picture, everyone's socks are on the wrong feet and the sign is bass ackwards!

coz
12-10-2008, 01:23 PM
Coz, flip the picture, everyone's socks are on the wrong feet and the sign is bass ackwards!

Good eye #1 yes they were on the scorpions not the snoiprocs :D

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/JUSA5.jpg

coz
12-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Lake Havasu mid 90's on Mom's tritoon, my two boys on the right and my nephew on the left, looks like someone just finished skiing because I have a ski in my hand talking to someone in the water.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/boys.jpg

Gonzo
12-10-2008, 11:11 PM
Those first few are great Coz, how long did it take to add the color? ;)

coz
12-11-2008, 07:25 AM
Those first few are great Coz, how long did it take to add the color? ;)

Are you talking about the olive drab green? :rolleyes: you don't see the world through rose colored glasses in the service because everything is green including your chonies :D

coz
12-12-2008, 05:08 PM
1997 my first twin tip wakeboard. Blindside, Revolt if I'm right. Check the rope angle, not much lift.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/aa1.jpg

I was looking for some hair pics and it looks like 1982 is when I last saw the comb over.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/aa2.jpg

123src
12-12-2008, 11:25 PM
I used as the driver of the gun ... Germany

These are what I drove all over Germany from 89-92

123src
12-12-2008, 11:26 PM
Skiing in the Alps. I am on the left.

coz
12-13-2008, 05:55 AM
These are what I drove all over Germany from 89-92

Looks like you were going slow on the autobahn too :D where were you stationed 123?

I was on the rock, Baumholder :D wherever you went it was up hill and so was the return, go figure :D

Jim@BAWS
12-13-2008, 09:53 AM
Ah the good ole days in Graf and Hoenfels. I was with the "BIG RED ONE" outside of
Stuttgart from Jan82-Jan84. We where probably at Graf or Hoenfels at the same time

GRAF..FREEZE your but off. REFORGER was AWESEME the 2 times I went

Jim@BAWS


I pulled out an old album to post some pics in another thread and came across a few that brought back some good memories. Let's see some old photos from members here. Nothing like visual memories.

Me on the left holding that tasty german bier.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/army2.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/army1.jpg
Somewhere in Grafenwoer, Germany 1982 or 83. I'm on the right and that blue thing on my helmet is a surgical mask I used as the driver of the gun right behind us, in the summer the back roads of Germany can be very dusty, and winters are a whole different ball game.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/army.jpg
This is why they call it field artillery, we're sitting in a field lobbing jo's 20 miles to the target.

coz
12-13-2008, 10:20 AM
Ah the good ole days in Graf and Hoenfels. I was with the "BIG RED ONE" outside of
Stuttgart from Jan82-Jan84. We where probably at Graf or Hoenfels at the same time

GRAF..FREEZE your but off. REFORGER was AWESEME the 2 times I went

Jim@BAWS

Now that's cool Jim, I have 2 reforgers under my belt too so we were there at the same time. I loved everything about Germany except Graf :D We had to load the guns on a train which was a scary task in itself considering the gun overhung the sides by almost a foot on both sides, then when you went from one car to the next you thought you would jack knife the 2 cars, one guy guiding you on from car to car with hand signals. Then it was an 8 hour train ride to cold & muddy Graf, and summer is warm & muddy Graf. Reforger was very cool.

These are old tanks but it was the same darn thing at this same spot.

http://www.usarmygermany.com/units/8th%20Inf%20Div/1-68%20Arm%20c.jpg

coz
12-13-2008, 10:49 AM
Got me going now Jim.

I noticed 123 was there in 89-00 so he was there after the fall of the wall, and you and I were there when it was up, armed and fully operational. Just thought I'd throw in these in since it is a thing of the past.

This was trails end in west Germany in 1982, beyond this sign was no mans land then communism
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g3.jpg
Translation I think: Here is neither the east nor west borders. For us the hall still flows through Germany.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g4.jpg

Looking into what was east Germany
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g2.jpg
Don't jump this fence, as you can see they watched your every step!
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g1.jpg

coz
12-14-2008, 12:34 PM
A Rush & Nazareth concert in a basketball auditorium in Germany in 1983

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/rn1.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/rn2.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/rn3.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/rn4.jpg

coz
12-14-2008, 12:34 PM
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/rn5.jpg

TMCNo1
12-15-2008, 11:27 PM
US Navy, 1967/68, Yea, I know!
42947
Naples, Italy
42948
Valletta, Malta
42949
Rough ride home after 6 months in the Mediterranean, but the best sleep ever with 30' swells,
42950

coz
12-16-2008, 07:17 AM
US Navy, 1967/68, Yea, I know!
42947
Naples, Italy
42948
Valletta, Malta
42949
Rough ride home after 6 months in the Mediterranean, but the best sleep ever with 30' swells,
42950

You old salt nice pics! :headbang:

That guy on the right looks like chief with hair.

TMCNo1
12-16-2008, 08:22 AM
One good thing about the sea, that every sailor knows,
he doesn't have to wear those mud colored Army clothes.
The wind may blow and the waves run free and the ships gets all salty and rusty.
But one good thing about the sea, it's never muddy or dusty.

coz
12-16-2008, 08:50 AM
One good thing about the sea, that every sailor knows,
he doesn't have to wear those mud colored Army clothes.
The wind may blow and the waves run free and the ships gets all salty and rusty.
But one good thing about the sea, it's never muddy or dusty.

When I was in the army I had a choice between the OD (all green) or the BDU (camo) :rolleyes: I opted for the BDU's because yesterdays mud blended in with the different colors so I didn't worry about stains :D and I saved a bundle of $ on cleaning & pressing :D But I couldn't do anything about the mud & dust, and believe me it was always muddy :mad:

coz
01-03-2009, 09:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Wzs74B0I8&feature=related :love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSKBBxxUXqg&feature=related :steering:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOiKa51ll-k&feature=related :guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z380NhQ549U&feature=related :dance:

mlay
01-05-2009, 04:51 PM
Got to love Graf and the railhead. Many deployments there from 88-91 but arrived via alternate transportation from Italy. This shot however was from when we did the first reenactment of the D-Day invasion jumping just outside of St. Mere Eglise France June 1988. That was fun!!
For those of you who do not know, St. Mere Eglise is known as the second home of the Airborne and the folks there are the best you will find anywhere.

mlay
01-05-2009, 04:56 PM
Got me going now Jim.

I noticed 123 was there in 89-00 so he was there after the fall of the wall, and you and I were there when it was up, armed and fully operational. Just thought I'd throw in these in since it is a thing of the past.

This was trails end in west Germany in 1982, beyond this sign was no mans land then communism
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g3.jpg
Translation I think: Here is neither the east nor west borders. For us the hall still flows through Germany.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g4.jpg

Looking into what was east Germany
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g2.jpg
Don't jump this fence, as you can see they watched your every step!
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/g1.jpg

Nice pics. I was in Europe before, during, and after the wall fell. Before it came down we took a trip over "supervised of course" into East Berlin for a few hours through check point Charlie. It sure was an eye opener. For some reason after we returned the film on our bus was confiscated so its nice to see these pics.

coz
01-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Nice pics. I was in Europe before, during, and after the wall fell. Before it came down we took a trip over "supervised of course" into East Berlin for a few hours through check point Charlie. It sure was an eye opener. For some reason after we returned the film on our bus was confiscated so its nice to see these pics.

Times have changed and I'd like to go back and see it from the civi side :D

russlars
01-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Went to Berlin 1 year ago and it is a total transformation from what it was. Checkpoint Charlie is still maintained as a "museum", but it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between east and west anymore. There are a few pieces of the wall preserved for historical purposes. Quite a bit different than the last time I was there in 1990.

coz
01-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Went to Berlin 1 year ago and it is a total transformation from what it was. Checkpoint Charlie is still maintained as a "museum", but it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between east and west anymore. There are a few pieces of the wall preserved for historical purposes. Quite a bit different than the last time I was there in 1990.

I remember when I took these pic we were told not to wave, point or make any hand gestures towards the east germans because they take pictures of everyone by the wall and they were known to doctor up a pic and make it look like GI's from the west were flipping off the east which creates what's called an international incident :confused: I wasn't supposed to point my camera at them but hey! if they're gonna shoot me I'm gonna shoot them (pics)

mlay
01-07-2009, 11:01 AM
I remember when I took these pic we were told not to wave, point or make any hand gestures towards the east germans because they take pictures of everyone by the wall and they were known to doctor up a pic and make it look like GI's from the west were flipping off the east which creates what's called an international incident :confused: I wasn't supposed to point my camera at them but hey! if they're gonna shoot me I'm gonna shoot them (pics)

We were told the exact same thing.

SkiDog
01-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Some interesting autos!! Some were neat--some were ODD--how about that Merc with the back porch??

Sorry, the phots didn't load. They are great! DOG
________________________________________
Harley Earl and the 1938 Buick. Think about it...
This picture was taken 70 years ago.


1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt


1951 Buick LeSabre What would you give for this car now?


1951 Chrysler K310

1953 Buick Wildcat


1954 Buick Wildcat II


1954 Dodge FireArrow

1958 Lincoln Premiere .....hey, notice the matching color of her coat.


1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country Wagon

1956 Ford Sunliner

1959 Chevrolet Brookwood Station wagon


1951 Hudson Hornet


1959 Plymouth Fury


1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser


1951 Studebaker Champion


1971 Buick Rivera Boattail


1958 Edsel Convertible

Back in the days when cars had style, and even with so many
Makes and models, all changing every year, they made a profit.
And, not only that . ..one could sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by . .

Unlike today . . . When they all look the same .
This was when a car was a car.....

tex
02-02-2009, 11:16 PM
Here are some from my skiing days!

tex
02-02-2009, 11:17 PM
3 man front flip.

tex
02-02-2009, 11:19 PM
Boom in the show....nice high boom and short rope!

tex
02-02-2009, 11:21 PM
Playing around in the show...

tex
02-02-2009, 11:22 PM
One more foot run!

PapaJoe
02-03-2009, 07:26 AM
I was in Germany for REFORGER 1989 with the 10th Mountain Division....

tex
02-04-2009, 03:36 PM
Here are a few more serious Germany pictures.

tex
02-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Stunned by the place.

tex
02-04-2009, 03:39 PM
When we made the trip...I didn't even know what Dachau was. It truely was one of the most important moments in my life.

Sodar
02-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Nice Jacket!

east tx skier
02-04-2009, 11:56 PM
Tex, think there is something on your head in those pictures

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