hello, Allan here. I was 15D20L9. Stationed at Camp Pieri near Wiesbaden from 12/75 through 6/78 with B Btry 1/333, 1st firing platoon. I was Theodolite operator, radio operator, platoon leaders driver and on the NBC team (nuclear, biological, chemical - we were supposed to go in to areas first to see if any of those goodies were there). Our battery commander when I got there was Cpt. Crawford then Capt. Biddle. First Sergeant was a guy from El Paso of Mexican heritage but I can't remember his name, Top Lincoln took over from him in 76 or 77. I worked with SSG Rowland, Sgt. Cadden, Cpl. Rego (or Rigo - Dale was his first name), Cpl Lane, "Eagle Beak" Rothenberg, "Flipper" Young, Romstadt, my good buddy David Ramsey (the lifer, went on to teach ROTC at Texas A&M Kingsville last I heard), Maurice Cadden, and many others whose names escape me right now. Was good buddies with some of the guys from C Battery too - Charles "Dutch" Padgett being about the only one I've been able to keep up with. 1st fire platoon leader was a little guy whose grandparents were Russian immigrants - Lt. Mrak. Great guy. Lt. Hogan took over in early 78 I think. Our XO when I got there was big old Kelly Cook. Played running back for the Wiesbaden Flyers, rode a Harley. 2nd fires platoon leader took over sometime in 77 - Lt., dang, can see his face but can't come up with the name - Keeling I think. Talked to him in 1990, he was a Major doing PR work at Ft. Stewart and, if I recall correctly, was about to be promoted and moved to the Pentagon.
We did an 8 minute 27 second fire mission on Crete in '77 and graded out at about 94. Still have the Stars and Stripes and Wiesbaden Post articles about that - A Battery got a 99 score but "only" had a 10 minute fire time.