This blog was created for USASTRATCOM Long Lines Battalion Army personnel who served in Taiwan during the 1965-72 time frame. Specifically, those who lived and worked in and around Taipei are the target. If you worked at the Grass Mountain or Gold Mountain facilities or anywhere in downtown Taipei, we would like to hear from you. All are welcome to visit and contribute to this blog. Your comments and pictures are encouraged.

Monday, July 30, 2012

One Man's Grass Mountain Photos

The first USASTRATCOM contributor to this blog was Gary Roske. He sent several pictures which ended up being the Gold Mountain posting. In it are the only Gold Mountain JOSS pictures that we have received so far.

To view the Gold Mountain post, click here.

After that, Gary sent 3 pictures of Grass Mountain as his outfit was going through some physical training. This would be somewhere from 1968-70.

Finally, Gary sent 3 present-day pictures of the Grass Mountain facility and a view from outside the complex to the front gate.

So, my thanks go to Gary and his family for participating in this blog. And they say you can't make good friends over the Internet. How wrong that is. All the pictures shown are courtesy of Gary Roske.

This building was the main structure for tape and card relay. It also contained Tech Control and Carrier Microwave, Teletype Repair, as well as offices for non-coms and officers.

As we look out the front gate area, the guys are running up toward the Gold Mountain complex.

This view shows some PT going on. Also, the chain link fence surrounding Grass Mountain can be easily seen as well as a pole for the lights which illuminated the place at night.

Taken in 2011, this picture shows the entire Grass Mountain facility as it appears today.

More barracks have been built at the rear of the area seen. Other than that, the place looks pretty much the same as it did in 1968.

This 2010 shot is the view of the front gate taken over the old basketball court.

It's fortunate for us that Gary and his wife visit Taiwan frequently. This was taken in early 2013. The front gate is shown from another angle.

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