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If you have photos of the 123rd Signal Battalion at Hindenburg Kaserne in Wurzburg,  leave me a comment.  I plan to put up as many photos as I can.




  1. I also served in the 123rd Sig Bn from March 1966 to Sep 1967. I started as one of the cooks in our consolidated mess hall. We fed about 500 personnel from our battalion plus the 32nd Surgical Field Hosp and a missile repair team located across the street. A few months later a new mess sgt arrived from the states and made me the mess clerk. I ordered the rations, planned the meals, typed the menus for the cooks and was in charge of head counts to track number of meals served and the money paid by personnel living off base and visitors. When we had those alerts all the cooks left our base and set up field kitchens. I stayed behind to feed everyone who wasn’t in the field. During off duty time I ran the photo lab next to the chapel and worked in the kitchen at the NCO club up at the main base on Fri & Sat nights. I also have a few photos to upload. Wurzburg was a great place to serve!

    Comment by Rich Woodruff | September 9, 2008 | Reply

    • Rich,

      My name is Paul Kelly, I was the orderly in the Headquarters building in 1966, I remembered your name when I saw it on the site.

      Do you remember me; I was transferred to Vietnam and joined the Special Forces.


      Comment by Paul Kelly | September 24, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the comments Rich. It looks like we were there around the same time.

    I would love to see the photos as I’m sure others would too. I hope to get in touch with you and others soon so I can start posting the photos.

    Comment by Ynot | September 9, 2008 | Reply

    • Ynot,

      What did you do during your time at Kaserne?

      Paul Kelly

      Comment by Paul Kelly | November 1, 2009 | Reply

      • Hi Paul,

        I worked in the Communications Center at 3rd ID headquarters.


        Comment by Ynot | December 22, 2009

      • Hi Ron,

        I was the orderly clerk for the 3d Division, Company A. I will attached some photos of the base.

        Paul Kelly

        Comment by Paul Kelly | January 2, 2010

  3. Thanks for responding so quickly. I probably have a couple dozen photos that are worth sharing. After 19 months in Wurzburg, I came home with over 2000 photos and color slides. After I made E-4 I bought a 1956 VW and enjoyed traveling to Paris, Luxembourg, Austria and most of Germany including Berlin. You can contact me at

    Comment by Rich Woodruff | September 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. I served in the 123rd Signal Bn C company from 84′ to 86′. My time there was tough, I would love to go back and see the place. I have seen it with google earth, and they have about completely leveled the place. God, we spent more time on ALERT. The absolute hardest unit I ever served in, and the one I wish I would have gone to war with. Unfortunately, I went to Desert Storm with a Reserve Unit out of Atlanta, Ga. F troop in comparason. It’d be great to hear from some of the guy’s. For anybody that remembers, I ran into “Murphy” at Ft. Gordon while I was going through a new MOS school. This was along time ago, but Murph looked great.

    Comment by Ken Deupser | September 16, 2008 | Reply

    • Hey Ken what a true blast from the past. My name is Dushun Mosley and I served during the same years you served at the 123 Sig. You may not remember me, but I’m sure you remember Justin Stemper and Darren Johnson a.k.a. Ski. I know I’m finding your post to this website years after you posted your comment, but hopefully you will see this some how, some way. My email is:

      Comment by Dushun Mosley | April 6, 2014 | Reply

  5. I was there from ’83 to ’89 and I can agree with you…it was a very hard unit to serve in. Looks like we were there at the same time. I remember the phone ringing at two or three in the morning…ALERT…coming in hung over, oh God that sucked.

    After I got out in ’89, the 123rd moved to Kitzingen briefly, then to the States. Hindenburg sat locked up for several years, then they (the Germans) started clearing it out. I lived two blocks up the street from it after getting out, across the street from Rafael’s…one of the Guesthouses where everyone hung out. Through the ’90s, Hindenburg was used as a storage lot for city trucks and other stuff, grass overgrew the cobbles stones.

    I left Germany in ’98, but went back to visit in 2000 and Hindenburg was gone. Leveled flat. I stood for awhile remembering the place and seeing that it was gone, I wondered why we did what we did back then, just for it all to be gone and forgotten now.

    Comment by Ken Broadway | December 28, 2008 | Reply

  6. Hello! My mom and dad John McCleary and Gisela were stationed there also. My mom made a comment about the Hindenberg kasern. But she said she lived in Ansbach.
    I would like to know the name of the hospital in Nurenberg. I was born there in 1967.
    You can contact me at

    Comment by Audrey McCleary | July 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. I served at the 123 rd sig bn from 64 to 65 , Co “C” ,I have some pics that I can add as soon as I can scan them ,I have a album full of pics, I hope to be able to scan them soon, as this is a great way to share good ole times.. I thought that the 123 rd had one of the barracks left which is “C” co,, and they are using it as a fire training center for Wurtzburg .. IS this correct ,anyone know for sure?? Jer…

    Comment by Jerry Williams | August 17, 2009 | Reply

  8. How do I upload a few photos of the base and myself?

    Paul Kelly

    Comment by Paul Kelly | January 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Paul,

      There’s a couple of ways to do this. You can email me with the photos attached. (I would send you the email address.)

      Or I can add you as a user on this site. You would have to sign up with first, and then I would add you as a user and you could upload the photos.

      Let me know. I’d like to get some pictures up. I’ve got some I want to put up myself. There is a limit to the amount of photos that we can have, but I’ll monitor that.


      Comment by Ynot | January 4, 2010 | Reply

      • I have some pics of pushball contest ready to send…Ynot–can u send me ur email address?

        Comment by Dee | January 11, 2011

  9. Ron, I have a few Wurzburg/Hindenburg photos to post. May I please send them to you by email, or better yet, post them on my own website where you can download & repost them? There are maybe 4-5 Mb so … Hoping many others will post any and all tour photos here! Yes! Edward

    Comment by Louis E Jones | October 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Louis,

      Yes, I would love to have the photos. The only reason I don’t have any posted here is because I am limited on space.

      I’ve been trying to figure out a way where we could have a lot of photos.

      Do you have a link where I could download the photos?


      Comment by Ynot | October 20, 2010 | Reply

  10. I was stationed at Hindenburg in 1967 and 1968. It has been a long time and my memory is not what is once was for sure. I really wish I would have taken more pictures and kept up with those I served with. I keep looking for familiar names.

    Comment by Wayne Heimberg | February 28, 2011 | Reply

    • I was stationed there from 1965-1967(spring). I can relate to what you said. Memory not that great and I wish I had taken a lot more pictures. In our defense, we did not have digital cameras then so we couldn’t take thousands of pictures and saved them on CDs. We didn’t even have personal computers at that point. At some point I would like to be able to store as many pictures as I can get and put them online for everyone to see. From the few pictures that I can see, the Hindenburg Kaserne changed in some ways and stayed the same in others. I wonder if anybody has any Google Earth shots of the Hindenburg before they tore down the buildings?


      Comment by Ynot | February 28, 2011 | Reply

  11. served the 3rd id c company 1975-1977,,,loved it miss it,,,,edward proctor spec,

    Comment by edward proctor capt retired | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  12. I have a bunch a photos from my tour there Jan ’68-May ’69 (departed for Vietnam).

    Comment by Preston Ingalls | February 9, 2015 | Reply

  13. I served with the 123rd from 1975 to 1978 as the 1st Platoon Leader in Co B (year 1), Wire Officer up at ADSO (year 2- changed to ADCEO, but essentially 3rd ID Staff), and Platoon Leader in A co. (Cmd 1-year 3). Got some pics I can share at some point. It was a great 3 years and I met a lot of very good people.

    Comment by Roy Hubbard | February 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi Roy

      Welcome! I’ve been having some medical issues for the last year and haven’t been able to attend to this site as well as I want. The photos would be great. I’m limited to the size and amount of photos I can have on here. I’m checking into this to see if I can’t get a resolution. I’ll post something when I have everything ready. Thanks.


      Comment by Ynot | February 17, 2015 | Reply

  14. Okie Dokie

    Comment by Roy Hubbard | February 17, 2015 | Reply

  15. heres to the 123rd
    ol pershing tousley
    and the boys who did not wear a bird
    there was pallitto, and boden,
    and dana and me
    we wandered from snack bar
    to eternity
    as for aaronson- the west pointer
    and sgt bukantis and all
    sparks and baxter, and muldrew
    and the very best mess hall
    in the 3rd mech infantry division
    and lebenyi at the motor pool
    and all the lads who went to the field
    companys a and b
    where are they now?
    pfc leming asks in all good faith
    the unit now disbanded
    passed into history
    like smoke or wraith

    Comment by warren leming | October 4, 2015 | Reply

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