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This page is Dedicated to the Men who Served as Unit Policemen at Downs Barracks Fulda, Germany

The following information and photo's was sent to us by Ilse and Dragan Dujmovic

The Unit Police were men that were taken from the TO&E Companies at Downs Barracks. Among their duties were to guard the Main and East Gates. That meant that when every you entered or left the Kaserne your pass was checked by one of the Unit Policemen. Also each vehicle had to be checked in and out. It also mean that if you signed a lady onto the Post a Unit Policeman handle this for you. Ummm! Not a bad job as I now see.

Sgt. Ryan was the NCO in charge of the Unit Police and after he left Dragan Dujmoic was the NCO in charge. You will find more stories about the Unit Police at the bottom of this page.

 

Sgt Ryan and Dragan Dujmovic             Pfc. William VanDohlen             Spec 4 Dragan  Dujmovic & Tony Basich      

       

Above- Clark and Miller                  Larry Haberman &  Dragan Dujmoic          Walter Burdge

Above is Dragan Dujmovic and his lovely wife Ilse who comes from Petersberg by Fulda

     Click on the photo of Dragan and Ilse and visit Ilse's website STITCHES & STRANDS and view her beautiful creations       

This a copy of a couple of emails that we receive from Ilse & Dragan B Dujmovic.

July 21, 2008

Indeed Dragan has interesting stories as well as horrifying stories to tell, because not only did he excape from communist Yugoslavia but he deserted from their navy because he could not be a card carrying communist. That would have been the only way he would have gotten his comission and he was pressured.
All of this is what upsets us about Obama so much because everything that Dragan risked his life to get away from he wants to implement. GRRRRR
 
What you call the Gypsy camp was known to all as the Gypsy camp and of course the women were considered of ill repute. I heard the stories but was of course never aware of what it was all about being as young and naive as I was.
 
Sgt Holmes was a Medic, I'll ask Dragan when he wakes from his nap what he knows about him.
Same with Horvath, not much of a Hungarian name though.
There was an other Hungarian that I never met but Dragan talked about. I have photos of him in a white Medic's garb as well. His name is Joseph Domossy. he was last in Washington, DC, I think.  
I just thought of another GI that I actually met. His name is Walter Burdge and his nick name BooBoo from the cartoon....He had a tiny little room, more like a closet in Fulda. I believe went back state side before Dragan so he may have been there earlier. Don't know what CO he was in nor what he did. I am sure Dragan does though.
I am enjoying these e-mails from you and perhaps some day we'll meet. Did you say you were in CA? If you are on our way down south we could maybe meet some where for a cup of Java. Viele Gruesse. ~ Ilse
 

July 19, 2008

Indeed Dragan has interesting stories as well as horrifying stories to tell, because not only did he excape from communist Yugoslavia but he deserted from their navy because he could not be a card carrying communist. That would have been the only way he would have gotten his comission and he was pressured.
All of this is what upsets us about Obama so much because everything that Dragan risked his life to get away from he wants to implement. GRRRRR
 
What you call the Gypsy camp was known to all as the Gypsy camp and of course the women were considered of ill repute. I heard the stories but was of course never aware of what it was all about being as young and naive as I was.
 
Sgt Holmes was a Medic, I'll ask Dragan when he wakes from his nap what he knows about him.
Same with Horvath, not much of a Hungarian name though.
There was an other Hungarian that I never met but Dragan talked about. I have photos of him in a white Medic's garb as well. His name is Joseph Domossy. he was last in Washington, DC, I think.  
I just thought of another GI that I actually met. His name is Walter Burdge and his nick name BooBoo from the cartoon....He had a tiny little room, more like a closet in Fulda. I believe went back state side before Dragan so he may have been there earlier. Don't know what CO he was in nor what he did. I am sure Dragan does though.
I am enjoying these e-mails from you and perhaps some day we'll meet. Did you say you were in CA? If you are on our way down south we could maybe meet some where for a cup of Java. Viele Gruesse. ~ Ilse
 

 

July 19, 2008

Hi Jim,
1)  During the Cuban crisis with new companies coming in Dragan was in charge and he  went to each new company and got men from each company.
 
2) The barracks for the UP was, when you come through the regimental gate 3rd or 4th 
    building on the left.
 
3) They checked vehicles and personell in and out of the post.
 
4) There were no CO's. There was the master seargent Ryan after he left Dragan was in 
    charge.
 
5) When Dragan was there there were only Mp's and UP's. He doesn't know what the SP's 
    duties were.
 
6)  The UP's did not have an office. All the had was the East gate and the Regimental gate 
     and their Barracks.
 
I was never a GI's wife. I met Dragan when I was all of 14  years old. I lived in Petersberg and an American family lived across the street. First Seargent Holmes and his wife Shirley had 3 daughters Sandra, Patricia and I can't come up with the oldest daughters name at the moment. They had hired me to crochet a layette set for their life sized baby doll. While I was working on these baby things they got an apartment on Post. So when the time came to deliver those things I ended up at the gate where Dragan was working. He checked my ID card and saw that I had a Slavic name. He started to speak to me in Croatian. But my father never thaught us, so I didn't understand. He called the Holmes house and I was picked up and spent some time with them. Later I went back to the gate and Dragan asked me for a date. I was so flattered because here was a grown man interested in little ole me. I was however  very grown up for my age, I had to be..... Well, long story short, I had a birthday party next day where I needed to go past where Dragan said he would meet me. So against my better judgement I got into his car a beautif Borgward. He took me to the little restaurant out by the rifle range and began teaching me English and Croatian while we had coffee and cake. From there we started seeing each other several times a week. He left Jan of 63 back for the States. He was then stationed in Fort Benning, GA. Because I had a very rough time at home so he came the following May to take me to the States. However he didn't want me to come to Georgia, so he took me to some friends in Cleveland, Ohio while he finished his service I was at first taking care of this family's kids and the house until I found work at Cleveland Ceramics. When he got out in October we made plans to get married. Which happened in November. I was then 16 1/2 years old.So you see I was never a Gi's bride. This is the simple version of my early life in the United States the greates country on gods green earth.
I could always do a little more elaborate version another time if needed. ~ Ilse

 

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