Charlie Ziehl

Seat Four

I was born August 4, 1941 in Detroit MI. After W.W.II, we moved back to my fathers home town of Tawas City, MI, I graduated from high school in 1959, and the following September, entered the Service of our country in the US Army -- Basic at Fort Leonard Wood, and then Basic Administration School to be a Clerk-typist.

After finishing School, about a dozen of us were left over after everyone was given orders to their units. The few that were left were marched to a small building and given the ASA speech. . .that's where I was " Volunteered " into the ASA. We shipped out to Frankfurt, Germany, where we stayed a couple of weeks, and then we were assigned to ASA Units throughout Germany, I and some others were sent to 507th USASA Gp in Heilbronn, Germany. I worked in the Message Center, sending and receiving hard copy material; I moved to Baumholder in the summer of 61, and was OJT'ed as a 980 then as a 982. . .or at least given the MOS! I returned to USA in August of 62.

Civilian life brought a list of jobs: glass cutter, construction laborer, cement finisher, and finally, Meat Cutter for Kroger Co. I quit there in 73 to work with my father and mother in the Greenhouse/Landscaping business. In 1992, my wife and I purchased the business, which we operate today. My wife, Diane, and I have 3 grown boys and 2 grandchildren.