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Goodbye Americans


On Saturday, June 20, 1998, festivities took place in order to say goodbye to the U.S. Army soldiers and officers who had served at the Lech since 1945.

There were the official ceremony for invited guests in the Town Hall’s “Golden Hall” as well as the all day long open air festivities in Reese Barracks at Somme Street. Fireworks at night higlighted the events. So, 53 years of U.S. troops presence in Augsburg were terminated.

Hence, many personal connections and friendships as well as particular fates were going to find a new challenge and chance. It is important for Augsburg that the official statements - not only those of the past few years years but rather of decades - are actually followed up by a constructive and credible future.

 It is the goal of Amerika in Augsburg e.V., to recall in an adequate way the historical part of the American presence in Augsburg and the associated commemoration.


                    COL Barbara Fast´s speech during the ceremony in the Town Hall´s "Golden Hall"


                                                                     Open Air in the morning 


                                                Farewell below the chimneys of Reese Barracks 


             The history of the U.S. Army in Augsburg on info boards of the "Augsburger Allgemeine"


                                                                    A sign of presence 


                                                           Vehicles in front of the High School 


                                              The last German-American Carnival in May 1998


           DA Civilian Royce Day,  Sheridan Kaserne´s last Installation Coordinator, im August 1998


March 1998: Dismantling and removal of the artillery guns that were displayed at Sheridan Kaserne. (Photo: Paul Reuter).


                                    Official City of Augsburg´s Farewell Ceremony programm.