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 Record Number: 2737 Posted: December 22, 2005, 11:37 am 
Name: James B. Dieck
Found: Postcard
Location: Waukegan, IL
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/61 - 11/63
Comments:
Left Misawa for Barksdale AFB, La. Discharged Feb 65. Entered Elsworth Junior College in Iowa Falls, Ia on a football scholarship. Left after one year to attend and graduate from University of Illinois. Go ILLINI. Am currently a CPA and partner in a local CPA firm. Currently married to Gretta for 36 years, have one married son and two daughters getting married in the next six months.

Love to contact some of the people I served with in Misawa.

 Record Number: 2736 Posted: December 21, 2005, 2:59 pm 
Name: Elliot Fujisaki
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Los Angeles, Ca.
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
January 1960 to July 1962
Misawa organization(s)?
6989 RSM T3
Comments:
served at Misawa AB for 2 1/2 years. Had a great time. Have a few pictures from my tour there. Let me know if you would like to have them.

 Record Number: 2735 Posted: December 21, 2005, 2:38 pm 
Name: Chod Hedinger
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/62-07/64
Comments:
I remember having a good time there. Had some great roommates. One of the things that I regret, is that I didn't get out and see more of Japan. I remember hunting pheasants in the country side close to the Hill. I also took a special services trip to Korea (on small island south of Korea)to hunt pheasants for two days.

 Record Number: 2734 Posted: December 20, 2005, 9:16 am 
Name: William DaVall
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Binghamton, NY
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/63-02/65
Misawa organization(s)?
6921
Comments:
I was stationed on the HILL. Non-Morse intercept operator. My memories are varied. Getting used to 'Hush - Hush'. Getting used to the 'Smell' prior to getting up the nerve of going into Misawa City. Being careful not to walk into the snow covered ditches in and around AP alley. The constant rotation of shift changes. Getting stuck out on the water with a dead boat engine, and having to row into dock - well past the time when no one was there. Having my tour cut from 24 to 21 months after I had asked for an extention. Meeting lots of really great people once I got away from the base and Misawa proper. Meeting a really nice girl while attending a function of Operation Eyesight. I'm sure there were many more, but receiving Helen's post card kicked off some of my initial memories.

 Record Number: 2733 Posted: December 19, 2005, 11:56 am 
Name: Dan Fekety
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Jacksonville, Fla
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1972 - 1974
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st
Comments:
A 202 on Trick 4, worked in the "Fishbowl". Came up from Hakata when that base closed.

 Record Number: 2732 Posted: December 18, 2005, 6:48 pm 
Name: Ron Horn
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: London, KY
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/80-09/83
Misawa organization(s)?
6920th ESG
Comments:
Was on "Trick 3". Played for the base softball team. 207x2. Loved my tour there. Would like to come back and bring my family.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
Hi, Ron! There is an excellent site run by Lee Martin for people who are moving to Misawa: www.misawajapan.com. He will give you good information about what is there now. Be sure to check out the "Security Hill" section, but have a box of kleenex handy because things have sure changed!


 Record Number: 2731 Posted: December 16, 2005, 8:53 am 
Name: John Festge
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Mansfield, Ohio
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
01/69-07/71 and 08/73-02/76
Misawa organization(s)?
6921
Comments:
First tour yen at 360 to the dollar not bad second forget it. Now in Mansfield and back in the snow after 25 years in Miami? No smarter with age. Loved the tours in good old Misawa

 Record Number: 2730 Posted: December 13, 2005, 3:24 pm 
Name: Chuck Turner
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Soldotna, Ak
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/55 - 10/57
Misawa organization(s)?
6921 RGM
Comments:
Trick 4, high speed 292

 Record Number: 2729 Posted: December 13, 2005, 12:14 pm 
Name: richard paulhamus
Found: Helen sent me
Location: San Diego, CA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/73 to 06/75
Comments:
Had a great time in Japan and enjoyed my time with USAFSS there and Turkey.

 Record Number: 2728 Posted: December 12, 2005, 12:24 pm 
Name: Mort Gearhart
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Gallatin, Tn.
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/70-01/72
Comments:
Hello to all there during these dates.

 Record Number: 2727 Posted: December 12, 2005, 10:39 am 
Name: Bob "Kuma San" Feltman
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1970 - 1972 T2 202xx
Misawa organization(s)?
Base Champs 1971 T2 football
Comments:
Looking for anyone that played football with me on T2

 Record Number: 2726 Posted: December 11, 2005, 6:47 am 
Name: Sue Garner (Walker, Parsons)
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Oxnard, CA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1975-1977
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st
Comments:
I don't know how some of you guys remember things from so long ago? I'll have to go look up the dates just to get them right. I know I was there in 1976 though because I met Jim Walker (maint) at Goodfellow AFB during tech school (1975) and we both went to Misawa and we married in 1976. I remember shift work, AP Alley and lots of snow! From Misawa we went to Kelly AFB and then to San Vito, Italy.
That was two life-times ago!! It's kind of fun to see all the memories though. Does anyone know if we can still get a Security Hall coin?

 Record Number: 2725 Posted: December 9, 2005, 9:46 am 
Name: Allen Day (Doday)
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Prescott, Arizona
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
12/57 through 12/60
Comments:
I arrived at Misawa with many great friends, Bob Wynn (Skosh), John Grimes, Cecil Smith, and others I can't remember names of (can't be age related can it?) The four of us were assigned to Trick 1 and started on Christmas Eve,or very close to it. These were wonderful years and I look back on them with fond memories. Skosh contacted me just the other day - what a wonderful and great surprise after not talking with each other for 25 years or more. Hopefully, I'll hear from more old friends.

 Record Number: 2724 Posted: December 9, 2005, 4:02 am 
Name: Williamd P. Dora
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Rancho Cordova, Ca
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
2/10/73 - 5/10/76
Misawa organization(s)?
6920 SG
Comments:
Just entering info.

 Record Number: 2723 Posted: December 8, 2005, 12:15 pm 
Name: Le Roy Cranfill
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Canyon Lake, Texas
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
9/52-1/54
Misawa organization(s)?
1st RSM
Comments:
Arrived Sept. 1952 Johnson AFB, shortly after 1st RSM moved to Misawa Jan. 1953. Landed at Misawa AFB in a snow storm (softest landing I ever experienced. Loaded on a 6x which took us out to 1st RSM which at the time was dirt road, Mud most of the time. Upon arrival a fellow by the name of Hornsby with footlocker in hand jumped out the back of the truck, feet slipped out from under him, landed flat of his back with footlocker in the middle of his chest. Welcome to the hill. Enjoyed my tour of duty there. Played a lot of baseball. Was an intercept operator (maybe trick 3, dont remember for sure. Remember names like Burnley, Bowker, Disbennett, Cook, Dokter, Golden, "The Woo", Hornsby. Would like to hear from anyone who might remember me. Oh, by the way I remember a big guy from wisconsin who dived out the back door, into a snow bank, one night of midnights during a tremor, after someone called out that the building was coming down.

 Record Number: 2722 Posted: November 30, 2005, 1:01 pm 
Name: ROBBIE L. LEARD
Found: Helen sent me
Location: TYLER , TEXAS
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/58 TO 04/60
Misawa organization(s)?
6921ST RADIO GROUP MOBILE
Comments:
SPENT MY TIME JUST OUTSIDE COMM CENTER IN TSC CLASSIFYING DOCUMENTS. IT WAS A GREAT TIME FOR THE YOUNG. I RECOGNIZE A FEW OF THE NAMES BUT ONLY KNEW ONE BY MEMORY AND THAT WAS JIM MOLINARO WHO THE WEATHER DIDN'T AGREE WITH. THE SITE IS GREAT AND ITS NICE TO SEE FAMILY BEFORE AND AFTER OUR TOURS. I GOT AM EARLY OUT IN 04/60 TO GO TO COLLEGE.

 Record Number: 2721 Posted: November 28, 2005, 1:08 pm 
Name: Bill Sargent
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Ninety Six, South Carolina
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
7/59 - 9/60
Misawa organization(s)?
6989 RSM Trick 3
Comments:
Left 9/60 along with 7 others to go to 6925th RSM at Clark AB PI to set up a NON-Morse Int Station. While at Misawa I helped organize a Drum and Bugle Corp. at "1st Radio because our GP Commander was embarrased by the quality of the Corp. down at Misawa. Had great amount of fun there and it was one of the best assignments I had in 24 yrs of Military Service. People won't remember me as Bill Sargent but rather as Willy T.

Trick 3 (Wine colored Baseball Caps) will live forever.....

 Record Number: 2720 Posted: November 27, 2005, 10:33 pm 
Name: Waymon Pennington
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Universal City, Texas
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
071959-08/1961
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th
Comments:
At this time I am not able to give you a good account of my stay there I will have to look at some pictures and get back to the sight with some memerable comments. I may evwen submit some pictures at thet time if is okay. It is 12:30 am and I have to go th bed for a 07:00 work schedule this morning.

 Record Number: 2719 Posted: November 22, 2005, 3:34 pm 
Name: bob bracchi
Found: Helen sent me
Location: middletown, new jersey
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/59-06/61
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th rsm trick one
Comments:
Played softball on base team that won a few games at regional tourney at itazuki.

 Record Number: 2718 Posted: November 20, 2005, 2:52 pm 
Name: Bob "Skosh" Wynn
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Panama City, Florida
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
12/57-12/60
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th RSM
Comments:
During my three years at 1st Radio I was a ditty bopper on Trick 1. It has been a long time but I do remember a couple of names. Al Day "Doday" was my room mate. He was from Montana but now lives in Arizona. Also, the twins, Harry and Larry Neighbors, from Lagrange, Georgia. How could I forget them! C.J. Smith, from Penn Yan, New York was another that this old mind can still recall.

Enjoyed the web site. Thanks for the great work on it, especially the pictures.

Bob Wynn

 Record Number: 2717 Posted: November 18, 2005, 3:01 pm 
Name: Barbara Kouba (Barbie)
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Stockton, California
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1967-1974
Misawa organization(s)?
family member
Comments:
I am just looking for anyone that grew up on Misawa Afb during 1967-1974. I spent the first 8 years of my life there and would like to touch base with some old friends. My father is John (Butch) Kouba and my mother is Barbara Kouba. I hope there are still some of you out there.

 Record Number: 2716 Posted: November 16, 2005, 3:43 pm 
Name: Bruce Bolgert
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Manassas, Virginia
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/72-10-74
Misawa organization(s)?
USAFSS
Comments:
There was an immediate flood of memories after talking with Helen and Mike. I think about it everyday now.

 Record Number: 2715 Posted: November 13, 2005, 2:38 pm 
Name: Bruce Bolgert
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Manassas, Virginia ( Prince William County), USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
01/72-05/74
Misawa organization(s)?
Security Service /USAF
Comments:
What a surprise for a Sunday evening.

 Record Number: 2714 Posted: November 11, 2005, 3:29 pm 
Name: Gil Wascak
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Corry, PA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1962-1966
Comments:

Bill Roberts, I remember working with you and listening to your band in the Club up on the hill and in AP Alley. Hope all is well.
Peace,
Gil

 Record Number: 2713 Posted: November 9, 2005, 11:43 am 
Name: Byron Hudler
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/74 - 07/76; 12/79 - 01/82
Misawa organization(s)?
NSGA
Comments:
Although not USAFSS, I did two tours in Misawa with NSGA. I recently returned from a visit to Misawa, and thought your members might like to know that AP Alley is mostly gone and will be totally gone within the next month or so. Draw a line from the main gate to white pole road -- everything to the west for one block will be torn down to make room for an "American Heritage Mall". If anyone wants more details and/or pictures, drop me an email.

Byron "Hud" Hudler

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