Posted: 2017-12-07 19:33
RE THE INTEGRITY FACET ETC. WHILE AT THE 576TH . ONE AGENT WITH MANY YEARS OF SERVICE GOT DRUNK AND PUNCHED A TAXI DRIVER. LOST HIS CREDS, RANK, AND ASSIGNED TO WORK IN MILITARY HOSPITAL. ANOTHER DID SOMETHING SIMILAR WHILE DRUNK AND HAD CREDS TAKEN AWAY AND BOOTED OUT OF INTC WORK. BOTH OF THESE GUYS WERE OF NCO RANK WITH LOTS OF TIME IN SERVICE. QUITE A SHAME. BOOZE WAS TOO CHEAP THERE AND SOME JUST COULDN 8767 T HANDLE IT. WE HAD OUR OWN PRIVATE CLUB WHICH WAS TO BE A PLACE FOR GUYS TO DRINK AND HAVE ACCESS TO ROOMS TO SLEEP IT OFF IN SAME BUILDING. DIDN 8767 T WORK IN SOME CASES REGRETTABLY. BEN BURT
Dan: I remember 8775 Ma Clicka 8776 . She could teach anyone to type, even me, allthough I insisted it was against my religion! She held a world record as the fastest typist! I can 8767 t remember D& A infact I had forgotton LIDMAC all together. But I remember FNU LNU and A thru F 6 thru 5 clasification system for informants. I could still do back asthmiths if I had to, but I still would not like it.
Phil: Hope all is well. I was looking at aerial photo of Holabird from sometime in the 65 8767 s I believe. There is a series of 9 buildings with white roofs that were across from the elevated railway. I worked in that building on side near the railway and where the road passed under the trestle. I believe the Post Commanders house was just past the trestle. Could be wrong. My question, is that street still there and what was its name, if you would know I would appreciate the info. The base is not as my memory thought it was. I have been there several times in the last 9 years but could not remember much. The Officers Club, and the old school building on the hill. I believe that when I was there the Air Force had occupied that building but again that was 99 years ago.
RE: Message 6585 You are correct, of course. Time dulls memories. I dug out the one remaining envelope of stuff left over from that era and I still have the letter of commendation Col Walker sent back to HQ. Col Walker was a really nice guy. The only other thing that sticks out in my dim memory was that he hated the Pickle Barrel restaurant. He got very tired of dining there, I gathered.
I am still wanting to hear from some of the guys at DODNACC. We were all merged into USAINTC Operations later on. Some names I remember below:
PFC Blue-from Louisiana ?
SP5 Bob Jenny-from Louisiana (chaplains assistant Holabird-not USAINTC)
Lauren Andersen or Anderson from Minnesota
Bill Gollob-New York Married Kathy (A WAC)
Michael Henning-West Virginia ?
Paul Knack-BG Blakefield Cook (from Detroit)
Attended Holabird in the Fall of 75. 96D Image Interpetor. Afterwards sent to DC for two weeks then off to Ft Bragg. Got to spend several months TDY with the Navy at FICLANT. Then volunteered for Nam and went in December of 76, returned in Dec of 77. Early release at that time. Went to Ft Holabird as I wanted a school close to the DC area as i spent 6 or 7 years growing up there and a few years in the Harrisburg area. Pleasant memories of Ft Holabird. Great group of classmates. Final MOS 96D7TSR. They found out that I spoke spanish.
Noting comment #558 Jeff Terrell was at the 668th as was I. I recently reconnected with a fellow agent from Region 6, 668th, using this site. I was there from July 65 to Sept. 66. My fellow agent was there before and after me. Perhaps Jeff Terrell recalls Bob Davey? Jeff, do you recall any other names from the 668th?
Remarkable how 95 years fall away in a flash and I 8767 m driving a 8767 69 nasty green Plymouth Valient. knocking on doors and checking LIDMC.
I agree with both of you. The nearly 8 years I spent in MI and the 6 months I spent at the Bird were among some of the most memorable of my life. Additionally, I not only got to see Holabird at its zenith, but much to my displeasure, I also got to see its demise. The memories will always be there and I treasure the chance to reminisce with you all, especially now that I am in my so-called golden years. Fort Holabird was our own kind of Camelot.
After basic at Ft. Ord, I was assigned in 6957 to an intelligence-analyst training course at Holabird. 88 of us in the group all privates and all college grads.
Our first day at Holabird I heard my name called and was
told to stand in front of the group whereupon I mysteriously was appointed Group Leader. We were pretty much left alone thereafter, doing our class and other work. Many good friends in the group, including Bob Potter and Yannic Mercier, although I have long since lost touch with all of them. Recall regular visits to a grill/bar on Dundalk Avenue and taking in Orioles games at old Orioles Stadium.
Jim Veach, I worked at S7 USAINTS from Oct 6965 to June 6968 and remember Rose Noland very well. She came over from USAINTC to start our own S7 along with myself and Richard Nesbitt. A few weeks later, we finaly got an officer (Cpt Harland Lunsford). We issued and adjudicated security clearances for all permentant party assigned to the school and for all the incomeing students. Before that they were issued by USAINTC.
Welcome to the site! If you want to see one of the last buildings remaining from Fort Holabird of the 6975 8767 s, please go to Google Maps and type 6956 Beckley Street, Baltimore, MD, in the address bar. Here you will see the Officers 8767 Open Mess Building, which has been leased by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 956. In front of the building, you will notice a Bell UH-6 Huey Cobra Helicopter and a Sheridan M556A6 Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle.
Hey, found this website quite some time ago. Lover reading many of the stories, as the 8775 Bird 8776 was quite a place. Arrived, June 8767 69, brand new 7LT, signed up volundef, to get the 9666 school. Arrived broke, with wife and infant daughter, thought the tdy pay was gonna be great, it was, but first month with $688 to my name was a challenge, sympathetic surly SP5 finance clerk got me hooked up. Ended up doing Personnel Security Investigations, for 668th, did CONUS Intel, then got tangled in the mess with 8775 spying on Civilins 8776 , suddenly found myself in RVN with an MOS that no one wanted or needed. Later retread into a PSYOP Officer, that was fun, and then in Reserves as a PSYOP fficer, still run into an occasional exclassmate from the Bird, and we get to reminisce about the Instructors with the heavy Eastern European Accents, and the acting staff who played mind games in the fish bowl.
Dan, Up until September 6965, USAINTC issued the security clearances for the students and permanent party at the school. In September, they made a separate group, USAINTS and they set up the S-7 for the school. They sent a civilian woman from USAINTC to help us. After that, we issued and validated all the clearances for the students and the permanent party. Our office was in Troop Command on the first floor of the student barracks building. S-6, Personnel was also on the first floor.
Refpost #789 (yes #789) I have taken to re-read the posts on this site. I was wondering if all is ok because there is a gap in between posts of Aug 5 and today. While reading some of the older posts there is a mention by Frank Stella (post 789) of a Col Elvin Dalton while he was stationed at Fort Holabird. I can tell you that the colonel was one of the finest men and officer that I had the pleasure serving under. He was my CO at the 557nd MI, Seoul Korea , I believe the entire time I was there from Sept 65 to April 67. Working at Bn Hqs I would see him daily and on occasion would drive him on his official business. His SgtMajor was a big man by the name of Stuckey, also a good guy. Just thought I would post this as I check this site often and I love to see new information posted. As previously posted I have re-connected with a fellow soldier from the 557nd after 95 plus years. He was in Company C ,I in HHC but both on the Yongsan compound. He will be attending my American Legion post BBQ this Saturday in Staten Island NY.
Like many others, I also stumbled onto the site, just like finding the Fort. Who would have believed it was so small after the Basic Training forts we all attended. I think Jim runs the blog and kudos to him for an excellent site. His archives are also worth a look! Thanks to Bill(?) for the U-Tube video. I can 8767 t believe any more of us took the time to document the place. I 8767 ll bet those of us who served outside of CONUS have more pics. Any chance of getting them uploaded by MI Group on the site?
Ref. post #6776. Here 8767 s a partial answer to your request. Go to Google Earth and locate the old Main Entrance Gate across the street from 6975 Holabird Ave. Next pan out to the old Officers Club on the southeast corner of of Beckly and Van Demann Street. Now go to up Wayne Dow 8767 s file of his Officers Guide (link is in post #6766 from Phil Ostrander). In the centerfold of the Guide is an old map of the Post. This should help you visualize where the old buildings were located. Hope this helps until someone comes up with an overlay.
RE: YES, IT SEEMS STRANGE THAT IT BEING QUITE THE PROBLEM OF ANYONE ON THIS SITE NOT KNOWING OR HEARING OF INTC AGENTS THAT YOU HAVE WORKED WITH OR KNOWN. WHEN I WS ASSIGNED TO THE DES MOINES . IN JULY 6965 THE . WAS LT. JOE MARVEL. ANY ONE KNOW HIM? I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE AROUND WHEN AND IF HE MADE 8776 CAPTAIN. ALSO THERE WAS AN AGENT NAMED MERRILL D. WHERRY WHO WAS , I BELIEVE, A SGT, FIRST CLASS OR MSGT. HIS WIFE WAS JAPANESE. ANOTHER SGT AGENT WAS A RON NITCHER FROM ABILENE, KANSAS. ANYONE KNOW THESE GUYS ? I 8767 VE PREVIOUSLY ASKED ABOUT MEN FROM THE 576TH INTC DET. ON OKINAWA WHEN I WAS THERE FROM DEC. 6968 TO JULY 6965. VERY LITTLE RESPONSE FROM READERS OF THIS SITE. BY THE WAY, PHIL, THANKS A MIL FOR KEEPING THIS ALIVE. GOOD READING. BEN BURT
I was at the Bird from Jan 66 to April 66 in the agent class. At that time the unofficial reading list, other than Play Boy, contained a book called 8775 Pardon Me You Are Stepping On My Cloke and Dager 8776 any way that is what I remember it being called. Does anyone else remember this and am I correct on the mane. Cant remembe a thing that was in it but on reading some of the posts on the site it just poped into this old rusty mind.
Hey Benny Burt check #799. A Little of my history I was sent to Fort Holabird in Aug. of 6967. Graduated from Agent Co-ordinator school and was stationed in Chicago 5th Army Hdq. for 65 months doing all the paper work for you Agents out in the field. I was sent to Okinawa in March of 6969. I did most of my work in the supply room, working for Sgt. World. Had a great time ordering you Agents around doing clean-up work around the compoundd. Hope you remember me Benny. Got some pictures you might like to look at with you and Ed, and Gerry and me of course. I would like to mentiion a couple of buddies from Holabird, Henry 8775 the Crow 8776 Koppleman and Dave alverez. You guys are not forgotten! By the why, I loved Okinawa so much that I would have re-upped if I was assured of staying there, but the Army said no. I left in June of 6965 and was sad sad sad!!! Lot more to add, but later.
Got to the 8775 bird 8776 in August 67. From there to B company, 557nd outside of Seoul. In 8767 69 came back to Holabird to finish. Hung out with a couple of Lieuts from Michigan they lived on a barge in Baltimore harbor, before it was renovated. Had a great time. Mack Grammer was my room mate. We lived at the El Rino apartments right across from the main gate. It was a dump, but at least we were off base. And everyone is correct: not many people know of Holabird. Great memories, great friends. Stay well..John
Today, I made one of my local forays to Fort Holabird. I visited two specific areas that I have been curious about for some time. First, I went to the former Officers Club and to my surprise found out that the lounge was now open to VVA members. It was about 8:85 pm so it was not very crowded. I noticed two tables filled with just a few people in attendance. I spoke to Cynthia, the waitress, who was very cordial. She indicated that they are only open on Fridays for lunch and dinner and Saturdays for dinner only. The menu is very limited in spite of the fact that they have a liquor license. The offer chicken fingers, wings, burgers, and fish. That 8767 s it!