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Fred prassel 26-Oct-2011 12:53
I was stationed in idar-oberstein in 1958 and 1959 and also in Beirut, Lebanon in 1958 for 5 months.
Fred Prassel, San Antonio
BOB SKISLAK 18-Apr-2011 17:24
Jerry Faucheaux 05-Aug-2010 22:40
Great pics Mike.Not the Idar-Oberstein I remember. I was stationed at Strassburg Kaserne from 1960-62 with the 85th Quartermaster Corp. and worked at Nabollenbach General Depot. It was 2 of the best years of my life. Took lots of furloughs through all of western Europe. Had an inexpensive 35mm SLR. Took mostly slides. Took the wife back in 1971 for a 3 month backpacking trip(Europe on $5.00 a day); equally awesome. Went to Idar for 2 days to see a German friend I worked with at Nabollenbach. Your Idar message center enlightened me to a few factoids that I was not aware of when I was stationed there. My mind was on other things. Danke Mike.
Guest 18-Jun-2010 03:19
hello mike, i liked the one with the tiger in frankfurt zoo.
thanks for the nice letter. hope u 2 r well. silke
paularek21-Apr-2010 12:15
great pictures I was station in Strasbourg Kaseren 442 Ordanace Co from 1962-1964 my e-mail address
Diens12-Jul-2008 07:20
Enjoyed your work so very much.
james robert holdford 25-Mar-2008 03:47
i enjoyed the pictures you took of idar-oberstein-it brought back memories of when i was there during 1965-1968-my dad was in army stationed at baumholder,went to school there -whenever dad got off work on weekends we would drive up to idar-oberstein and eat steak and german potato salad at this restaurant that was built in the side of a mountain-i dont remember the name of it-when they served soft drinks i remember they did not put ice in glasses-they just served it cold-wonderful memories-the church was what i remember the most-also the stream that flowed by the road going into the town-german pastry-the people were hospitable-made good friends and good memories as a young man-i had a good friend named mike davis who lived in baumholder-we were best friends-he went to school with me-came back to the states before i did-wrote letters to each other-would love to know his whereabouts-also had a lady named Frau Batz who came in and helped us when mom became ill-after all these many years i recently found some slides from germany along with other mementos-thank you for photo gallery
Guest 06-Nov-2007 03:13
Thanks Mike for your nice comment on my fall Gallery and appreciate the vote as will...
Guest 17-Oct-2007 17:00
Thanks Mike! I really appreciate your comments and any imput you may have. I love your site and hope to some day have one like you.

BTW, Natty is thinking about modeling and soon I'll have a portforlio ready for her.

On a different note...
I checked with Nikon Service Center and My camera is on its way back!! And best of all, I did not have to pay for anything.

Studio 9630-Sep-2007 22:38
Hey Big Mike,
thank's a lot for visiting our site and all of the nice comments in there,
nice greetings,
Guest 13-Jun-2007 15:16
Words can't describe how impressed I am of your work.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 12:57
In awe.
Ed Holdren 20-Nov-2006 21:55
I was an army brat when my father was stationed in munchweiler in 1957-8. All I remember is that he was the Commanding Officer of the "15th Evac" a hospital unit I believe.
His name was Capt. Edward Holdren.
I really enjoyed living in Munchweiler, much more than Hanau or Pirmasens.
I hiked the mountains on weekends and can understand why Germans are so proud of Germany. Now that I am old and grey, I cherish those memories playing pony league
baseball,and working in the bowling alley, and always, always hiking in the mountains.
Guest 20-Jul-2006 13:17
great photos
Guest 20-Jun-2006 19:07
I think your work is an inspiration to many of us. Do keep updating as I will always come back those updates!
Ron Turner 18-May-2006 18:22
The pictures of Germany were great
That was a real flash back I was station at Idar Oberstein 1961 1963 @ Strasbourg Kaserne
and 1963 1964 in Munchweiler Germany what a great place and the people were super great
Emidio Machado11-Apr-2006 15:29

Thanks for the comment! ;)
Marcia Colelli25-Mar-2006 11:11
Thank you very much for your comment on my daylily. I have enjoyed looking at your galleries also
csmallari24-Mar-2006 23:24
Hi Mike. Thank you so much for the visit to my PAD gallery, the vote and the nice comments. Looked over your galleries and you have a lot of nice photos too. Thanks for sharing :-)
Dave Callahan Photography16-Mar-2006 16:26
Thanks for stopping by,I enjoyed your photos also-Dave
Guest 15-Mar-2006 18:49
Hi Mike,
Thanks for the kind comments on my Yosemite photo.


Arno Meintjes Wildlife15-Mar-2006 11:25
I have put a small gallery together about life in and around the Kruger National Park.
I hope this will give you an idea where we are off to every now and then.
You are welcome to visit it here :
Jay Levin07-Mar-2006 18:54
Hi Mike,

I went through a great number of your photos today. You do really outstanding work. You're an inspiration for someone just getting started at the age of 63. Thanks for your comment in my little gallery.

Guest 01-Mar-2006 03:16
Thanks for visiting my site. I'm trying to get back into PAD, and getting desparate for ideas.
Andy Jones26-Feb-2006 10:47
Thanks for the comments on Edinburgh, I was lucky, one nice evening some while back. I note you had some typical scottish weather on your trip!
Guest 21-Feb-2006 13:58

Thank you for leaving comments in my pbase. You have many great galleries. Thank you for taking to part of your world.
Arno Meintjes Wildlife21-Feb-2006 05:15
Thank you for your continued support and comments. I opened this album to the public, but be warned it is about injured and killed animals.
Arno Meintjes Wildlife19-Feb-2006 18:03
Mike thanks for your comment on the leopard. He was afraid of getting down.
See the poor guy here
JC 12-Feb-2006 02:09
Mike, i like you got a late start in life, however when i can be able to make pictures one half as good as you i will be happy. thank you very much for the beautiful tours
from Moscow 09-Feb-2006 21:24
Wonderful photoes! Thank you!
Martial REYNAUD 09-Feb-2006 21:22
Guest 09-Feb-2006 02:42
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my picture. I enjoyed looking through some of your galleries and will be back often to take a peek.
Kelvin Tan26-Jan-2006 02:13
Thanks for your kind comments at my gallery Mike!

Your PAD folder has lots of cool stuff!
Big Mike27-Dec-2005 12:54
Thank you for your comments Nigwel... have a happy new year!
Guest 25-Dec-2005 12:16
Great Photo`s and Galleries..
Big Mike01-Nov-2005 05:19
Thank you so much Kathy, for your kind comments.
Kathy Pilgrim24-Oct-2005 14:31
I am so glad to have found your galleries. Your photos have exqisite coloring and you have a good eye for the point of view in so many of your photos. Thanks for visitng my gallery and making a kind comment. Your visit was what enabled me to find your wonderful work. I will come back and visit frequently. Sincerely, Kathy
Big Mike12-Apr-2005 15:53
Thanks mate!
Dougie Young10-Apr-2005 18:45
Hi Mike Great galleries Dougie