Archive for March, 2009

Lost Baltan found

March 30, 2009

Another long-lost Baltan has come forward.  Welcome Bill Swisher.

His email address is:


Email conversation between MadDog and Gerry Crow

March 4, 2009

From: John Freyermuth []
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 3:35 AM
Subject: Bad Aibling

Is this the e-mail for the Gerry Crow who was stationed at ASA FS Bad Aibling?

This is John Freyermuth, known as Mad Dog. I was at Bad Aibling, in B Company from 1968 to mid-1970. I remember you well. Do you remember BALTA. There is a website at

You might remember several of them. I have a lot of contacts. We are having a reunion in New Mexico in October. Hope to hear from you!!!


PS. Also known as The Pterodactyl

Subject: RE: Bad Aibling
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:10:40 -0500
Mad Dog!

Yes, you got the right guy!

How the hell are you? Yes, I remember you! I don’t know how you remember me, since I hardly remember me from 40 years ago!

I remember the bauren fruhstuck at the Chance after working the mid-night shift.

I remember Mike Hannan taking sucker bets from the Nuggies about how fast he could chug a beer. (Does he still do that?)

I remember the BA volunteer fire department.

I remember Dancing Bear (I think)

I remember my old room mate Chris Blum (STP-man) getting a section 8 discharge. (This would have been about the time you got there.)

I’ll check out the BALTA website.

I live in southern NH, about 40 miles north of Boston. Retired for about 5 years and making beer-money as fly fishing guide. Right now I am in Fort Myers, FL getting ready to head north after 2-months away from the ice and snow of NH.

How about you, John?

Keep in touch!


Websites and blog:

From: John Freyermuth []
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:40 AM
Subject: RE: Bad Aibling

I would never have found you were it not for my being retired, and for the wonders of internet search engines. Still, I wasn’t sure it was you, but had a pretty good hunch is all.

Yeah, the Farmer’s Breakfast = Bauernfrüstück washed down with a couple of Maxlaxs or Maxlrains. Bad Aibling – That was the greatest of times. I never wanted to leave BA. Why did we?

Well, there are a million places or more to begin, so I hardly know where. I’ll just ramble. (more…)

Balta Pot Party

March 4, 2009

Anybody remember the BALTA pot party at Maxlrain? The place had more CID, MPs, ASA security, and strangers there than BALTANs!

–>Sman  [Mike Gleason]