Wildflecken Veterans Association
The Wildflecken Veterans Website started out around January of 2000/2001 to be a gathering place for GI's who were either stationed at or trained at Wildflecken Training Area in West Germany. After awhile it started to gain recognition among the Military Community. I soon realized that many who visited the site were not joining because they thought the site was only for Wildflecken Vets only. As I looked over the site, I could see how they could come to that conclusion. I have since reconfigured the website to welcome all Service Members from all Branches of the Military. I have incorporated a database on Veterans Issues second to none. A photo album to be proud of. Wildflecken Veterans Website is responsible for reuniting many veterans who have not seen each other in years, including my self who have since reunited with many of my great friends after 40 years from the days on the rock. Earlier this year 2005 I redesigned the site to be more user friendly and more informative for Veterans. Then that's when it hit me. Why not call it an Association. After all, we are all here for the same reason. To recall and share the memories and to Associate with our fellow Service members especially those Veterans of Wildflecken, Germany. Now as we are headed into 2013 and like us the the site was getting old. The script was becoming exploitive and under attack by hackers. Many of you donated to help me re-design the site. Welcome to The Wildflecken Veterans Association.
A Little bit about the WebmasterMy name is Donald "Mac" McLaughlin. I was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Jamaica, Queens. At the ripe young age of seventeen I joined the US Army at the US Army Recruiting office on Suphin Blvd., in Jamaica, Queens N.Y.C on the 15th of Apr. 1961. I took basic at Charley Co. 3rd Trg. Reg. 1st Army, Fort Dix, NJ. I then went on to Cook school at Charley Co. Spl. Trg. Reg. also at Ft. Dix. From the first day I joined to about 4 and half months later I found myself on a mountain top in a place called Wildflecken, Germany. When we first received our assignment orders at Ft. Dix NJ, we were shown a large wall map of the World. Everyone found their place of assignment but me, I said, Hey Serge! I can't find where Wildflecken is. His response was.. Because it's top secret private. Yeah... Right. I guess if you were there you would know why they wanted to keep it a secret. I traveled by troop ship with 1600 other GI's to BREMERHAVEN, Germany. All by myself at 17 years of age I caught a train to Frankfurt. I then caught the Schnelzug to Wildflecken.