Battery A 1st Missile Battalion 333rd Artillery

40th Artillery Group (Redstone)

Des Gouttes Kaserne, Bad Kreuznach, Germany

December 1960

Inside the Battery A Barracks


Left to right: PVT Wayne Schaller, SP4 Alvin Pardue, PFC James Hebert, PFC Dwain Fairbanks, SP4 Edward Walston.

Wayne Schaller, Alvin Pardue, James Hebert, and Dwain Fairbanks were in the Servicing Section.

SP4 Edward Walston was part of our Headquarters Section Motor Pool crew.
He drove the Battery's 5-ton wrecker truck.

Battery A would occasionally get calls from 8th Infantry Division in Rose Barracks to go out at night
to retrieve one of their POV's that had been in an accident in the area, and haul it back to BK.
I went along with Walston to help him on several of these adventures.
Luckily, there were no serious personal injuries (except bruised egos), only vehicle damage.