Friday, January 17, 2014

Seeking movies of your time on Pioneer Kaserne or with the 516th

In preparation for the September reunion, Raymond Pursley is asking if any of you have any old 8mm film, or VHS, or film that you've converted to disc of the 516th Engineer Company or Pioneer Kasserne. I think we might be able to get it restored and use it to let everyone see things as they were when we have the reunion. Proctor let it slip that he had some of berlin . Part of it has already been converted to disc. I just wonder how much more is out there that we could convert to disc? So, if you have any movies of your time on Pioneer Kaserne or with the 516th, no matter the format, please get in touch with Raymond Pursley, or contact me and I'll get you in touch with him if you don't have his contact information.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dates for 2014 516th ENGR, CO. Reunion

HELLO TO ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE 516TH ENGR, CO., HANAU, GERMANY. Our 2014 Reunion will be held Sept. 16 am thru Sept. 18 pm with check out Sept. 19 2014. This reunion will be for anyone who has ever served with the 516th. It doesn’t matter whether you served with either the Panel Bridge or the Medium Girder Bridge. Monday Sept. 15, 2014 will be used as travel and check-in day. Arrangements have been made with Oak Tree Lodge, Pigeon Forge, TN. Please call and make your reservations ASAP. Room cost will be $65 per night. (If you would like a Deluxe Room with a Jacuzzi the rate will be $73 per night.) A free continental breakfast will be included. When you call be sure to tell them that you are with the 516th Engr. Co., and whether or not you want a Smoking or Non-Smoking room. To make reservations call 1-800-637-7002. Should you encounter any problems, ask for Christina—she handled our booking. If you need to make different arrangements let them know when you call. We also have rented the Convention Center for our meetings. We will take up a donation to pay for the meeting room. We will have the reunion listed in the American Legion, V.F.W., and D.A.V. in one month of March, April, or May 2014. It will be posted on several Websites such as: www.trea.org – www.gimememories.com/ - www.millitary.com – plus many others. You can also go on the internet and type in 516th Engineer Company Reunion. This will give you the information on the blog site. Information about the reunion will also be posted on the 516th Engineer Co. Facebook page. If you need any more information, contact Gene Ogletree. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, and we pray that everyone has a Happy New Year. Gene Ogletree, Reunion Chairman 478-237-7159 243 Overstreet Rd., Swainsboro, GA 30401 E-MAIL: geneogletree@bellsouth.net

Sunday, February 24, 2013

More 516th Members We Are Looking For

People who served in 516th Engr. Co. - 2nd List; HI TO ALL, THIS LIST WILL BE MOSTLY OF PEOPLE WHO SERVED IN THE 516TH FROM 1965 THRU 1970. THESE ARE HARD TO FIND, MOST OF THEM ONLY STAYED THERE 5 OR 6 MONTHS, AND THEN ON TO VIETNAM. ONE MAN TOLD ME THAT DURING THIS TIME THERE WOULD ONLY BE 15 TO 20 MEN IN THE CO. AT ANY GIVEN TIME. THANKS, GENE OGLETREE - TELE. NO. 478-237-7159 E-MAIL; geneogletree@bellsouth.net * * • 1/LT GEORGE M. SIMS - (516TH 1965 - 67) 2/LT WALTER MATHESON - (516TH 1969 - 70) SP/4 RICHARD CAREY - ( 1966 - 67) COULD BE FROM PA. SP/4 JOHN WHITNEY - ( 1966 - 67) COULD BE FROM MICH. SP/4 TOM BACHLER - ( 1966 - 67) COULD BE FROM N. CAR. SP/4 KEVIN DAVIS - (1966 - 68) SP/4 RON BENNETT - (1966 - 67) SP/4 RON FOLEY - ( 1966 - 67) SP/4 BILL RODGERS ( 1966 - 67) SP/4 DAVID LLOYD - ( 1966 - 68) COULD BE FROM ALA., OR TENN. SSG GARY HOLLAND - (1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM TEXAS SSG -------- UPCHURCH - (1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM TEXAS SSG -------- LUSHER - ( 1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM W. VA. ? GARY MARCUS - (1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM VA. SGT -------- BOLTNER - ( 1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM MINN. SGT -------- HARRIS - ( 1969 - 71) COULD BE FROM ILL.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Formatting problems on the blog

Howdy folks, I'm not sure what the deal is, but the formatting on this blog is not keeping with what I've done when writing the posts. It seems like things are divided and seperated when writing the posts, but when I publish them, there are no returns and everything is just one big run-on paragraph. Sorry about that. If you can help out, email me. rgraham@cebridge.net Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Looking for these former members of the 516th ENGR. CO.

The following is from Gene Ogletree, the organizer and driving wheel behind our 516th reunions. IF YOU KNOW THE NAMES OF SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU SERVED WITH, PLEASE FORWARD THERE NAMES TO ME. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THESE, PLEASE GET THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESS, MAILING ADDRESS, AND TELE. NO. FORWARD ALL THIS INFO TO ME. THIS IS ONE WAY WE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. GENE OGLETREE REUNION CHMN. E-MAIL; geneogletree@bellsouth.net TELE. NO. 478-237-7159 Or mail: 243 OVERSTREET RD. - SWAINSBORO, GA. 30401 • • * * * 1/LT MARY (MATHESON) SCHAEFFER - SERVED IN 516TH 1978 - 80 2/LT RICHARD A JENNINGS - 2ND PLT - " IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SFC PATRICK CANNON - SERVED IN 516TH 1977 - 78 SFC KENT W. EDWARDS - BRIDGE & OPERATIONS - IN 516TH 1978- 80 SFC LIONEL M. JOHNSON - 2ND PLT SGT - IN 516TH 1978- 80 SFC EDDIE O, HUFFMAN - 1ST PLT SGT - IN 516TH 1978- 80 SFC ROBERT FAIN - MOTOR POOL SGT - IN 516TH 1975- 77 SSG GERALD A. BAUER - NEO SGT. IN 516TH 1978 -80 SSG ROBERT LUSK - IN 516TH 1974 - 77 SSG DAVID W. HACKER 1ST PLT - IN 516TH 1978 -80 SSG JOHN F. JACKSON - MAINT. SGT. - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG RONALD C. JACKSON - 2ND PLT - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG GRANT H. LEE - 2ND PLT - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG JOSE ORTIZ - 1ST PLT - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SSG ROY E. PARKER - SUPPLY SGT. - IN 516TH 1978 - 80SGT CRAIG JOHNSON - IN 516TH 1978 - 80 SGT ---------- BATTS - IN 516TH 1976 - 78 ( COULD LIVE IN N. CAR.) CAPT -------- GOLUMBSKI - CO 516TH 1968 - 70 ( COULD LIVE IN PA.) SFC ---------- VICKERS - PLT SGT- 516TH 1967 - 69 - ( THIS IS NOT 1/SGT GERALD VICKERS 1960 - 64) PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF THIS, OR PUT IT IN YOUR FILES. ON A RAINY DAY SEE IF YOU CAN FIND SOME OF THESE PEOPLE. THERE WILL BE MORE COPIES COMING LATER. IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO SEARCH FOR THESE. LET ME KNOW I CAN GIVE YOU A SHORT 10 MIN. COURSE. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. GENE

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Here they are...Our 2013 Reunion details

HELLO TO ALL FORMER MEMBERS OF THE 516TH ENGR, CO., HANAU, GERMANY. Our 2013 Reunion will be held Sept 24 am thru Sept 26 pm with check out on Sept 27, 2013. This reunion will be for anyone whoever served with the 516th. It doesn't make any difference if you served with the Panel Bridge, or the Medium Girder Bridge. We will use Monday Sept 23, 2013 as a travel and check in day. Arrangements have been made with RAMADA INN, HWY. 60 WEST, OWENSBORO, KY. 42301. Please call and make your reservations ASAP. Room cost will be $74.00 per night this includes a free Cont. Breakfast. When you call be sure to tell them you are with 516th Engr. Co., and if you want a Smoking or Non-Smoking Room. To make reservations Call 1-270-685-3941 if you have any problems ask for Mr. Gary Dennis he handled our booking. If you need to make different arrangements let them know when you call in. We have the Ginnie Meeting Room rented for our meetings. The cost for the meeting room will be $87.00 per day with free coffee. We will take up a donation to pay for the meeting room. We will have the reunion listed in the American Legion, V.F.W., and D.A.V. Magazines in one month of March, April, May 2013. It will also be posted on Several Websites such as: www.trea.org - www.gimemories.com/ - www.military.com - plus many others. You can also go on the Internet and type in - 516th Engineer Company Reunion. This will give you the info. on our Blog Site. It will be posted on the 516th Engineer Co. Facebook page, as well. If you need any more info contact: Frank or Betty Jenkins, Henderson, Ky. Tele. 270-826-8455 or you can get in touch with myself. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, and we pray that everyone has a Happy New Year. Gene Ogletree – Tele478-237-7159 - 243 Overstreet Rd. - Swainsboro, Ga. 30401 Reunion Chairman E-Mail: geneogletree@bellsouth.net

Saturday, February 18, 2012

516th Engineer Company Reunion - Sept. 24-26, 2012

Hello To All Former Members of the 516th Engr. Co., Hanau, Germany. Our
Reunion will be held Sept. 24 PM thru Sept. 26 PM with check out on Sept 27, 2012. Husbands and Wives - Couples - Singles
Arrangements have been made at the OAK TREE LODGE, PIGEON FORGE, TN. Located 20/25 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tn. On US Hwy
44l S. The Oak Tree will be located on the Right at GSM Signal Light No. 13.1 (next to Red Lobster) All Signal Lights are Numbered.
OAK TREE WEBSITE: www.theoaktreelodge.com
Please call and make your reservations before August 25, 2012. When you
Call be sure to tell them you are with the 516th Engr. Co. and if you want a
Smoking or non-smoking room. The Room cost $60.00 plus tax per night.
(2 Queen size Beds per room) plus free Cont. Breakfast.
To Make Reservations call 1-865-428-7500, and if you have any problems ask for Ms. Renee Mayo, she handled all of our booking. Check in time 3:00 PM - check out time 12:00 noon. If you wish to make different arrangements
Let them know when you call in.
We also have the Five Oaks Convention Center Rented (located at the back
Right hand side of the Lodge. The Cost for the Convention Center will be a
One time Fee of $138.00 This will be paid by all giving a donation.
On Monday Sept. 24, 2012 We will meet briefly at 5:30/6:00 PM in the Conv
Center, and go to dinner. (this is optional) After Dinner Meal we will meet
Back at Conv. Center to meet, greet everyone, and plan our activities for the
Next two days.
This Reunion will be for anyone whoever served with the 516th Engr. Co., Hanau, Germany. It doesn’t make any difference if you served with the Panel
Bridge Co., or the Medium Girder Bridge Co. We Welcome all of the people
Who served from 1980 thru 1993 with the MGB. Husband and Wives.
We will have the Reunion listed in the American Legion, V.F.W. and D.A.V.
Magazines in one month of March, April, or May 2012. We will also have the Reunion Posted on Several Websites such as: www.trea.org - www.gimemories.com/ - www.military.com - plus many others.
You can also Google on the Internet and type in - 516th Engineer Company
Reunion - this will give you the blog site with all the info. You can also type
In - 516th Engineer Company Facebook it will give you the info.
There are many things to do, and many sights to see in the Pigeon Forge, area.
Dress will be Casual or Jeans.
We only have one RULE: No Alcoholic Beverages, Illegal Drugs, Profanity, or Tobacco use during meeting time. (we keep everything clean)
Ron Graham, will post all this info on 516th Engr. Co. Reunion Blog Site.
Rob Sills, will post all this info on 516th Engr. Co. Face Book Site.
If you have any questions, or need more info get in touch, and we will get you
An answer. The main thing call someone you served with and get them to come. Look forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion. I hope that everyone has a Happy New Year.




Gene Ogletree - Tele No. 478-237-7159
243 Overstreet Rd.
Swainsboro, Ga. 30401 E-Mail: geneogletree@bellsouth.net
516th Engr. Co. Reunion Chairman