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 Record Number: 2882 Posted: August 3, 2006, 5:48 am 
Name: Louis E. Bartrand
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1957 - 1960
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st RGM
Comments:
Jim Phillips was also stationed at Misawa but has died since. I retired in 1990 after 38 years in the AF. Retired as a Col.

 Record Number: 2881 Posted: August 2, 2006, 4:33 pm 
Name: Jerry Connor
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Morton, IL
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/1959 through 6/1962
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th RSM, Trick 3
Comments:
Great time with many fond memories (and a few that are a little shaky). Especially remember my long-time roommate, Tom Dygert as well as "Louie" Thoen (MN), Tony Maggio (LA), J D Potts (KY), Bill Ryan (MA), Leo Trahan (MA), Charlie Baker (CA), Sam Snell, Harry Donaldson (IL), Bob Brown (OH), Jake & Bill (?) Reisinger (PA), Bob Baker (CO) and many others whose names I can't recall at the moment. If any of you guys are out there and want to contact me, it'd be great to hear from you.

 Record Number: 2880 Posted: August 1, 2006, 7:40 am 
Name: Steve Motyka
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Clifton, NJ
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/81 - 03/83
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st ESG, Dawg flt
Comments:
I lived on the hill during my tour. Half way though is when they started moving everyone to the main base. It wasn't the same. Great memories of the bands at the Static club and after swings bowling.
Papasan's bar in the alley and trying not to fall into benjo ditchs.

 Record Number: 2879 Posted: July 30, 2006, 11:06 pm 
Name: Clayton Otterstetter
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Phoenix, Arizona good Ol' USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1975-1977
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st SW
Comments:
Worked on the "hill" rotating shift. Don't remember what "trick" I worked on. My AFSC was 20850/20870. I remember Jim Fetzner who is listed on the Fallen Eagles list, but I don't remember what he did. Two other people on my trick were SSgts Hollingsworth and JOseph Roginski. SSgt Roginski was married to a local. I also remember working in the club on the "hill" as a bartender sometimes working all night until the wee hours for last night swing shifters who wanted to "hang" for the first mid shift.

 Record Number: 2878 Posted: July 28, 2006, 4:27 pm 
Name: Jim Payne
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
7/53-7/55
Misawa organization(s)?
1953 AACS
Comments:
Served as a GCA operator. Enjoyed the tour and made lots of friends but have lost contact with all but one. I remember the city had dirt streets and only one or two buildings with more than one story. Came back to the states and finished my tour at Foster AFB in Victoria, Texas.

 Record Number: 2877 Posted: July 27, 2006, 2:25 pm 
Name: Jim Evarts
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Oregon
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
12/87-12/90
Misawa organization(s)?
6920 ESG Charlie
Comments:
If anyone from the 6920th wants to email me, please feel free. jimevarts@hotmail.com. Put your name in the subject line or "Misawa" or something so I can tell it's not junk. I'd especially like to hear from Gary Schroeder, Wendy the Brit, Bill Stanek, Walt Assur, Tracie (Young?), that buff guy that I supervised for a few months, Joe Grimmer, Bob Absher, or anyone that remembers me but I can't remember their name. I am in contact with Marty Ewer and Dave Boggs.

 Record Number: 2876 Posted: July 27, 2006, 2:09 pm 
Name: Art Bedford
Found: A friend sent me
Location: San Augustine, TX
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
62-64; 69-73
Misawa organization(s)?
6989RSM Trick 2 (62-64) 6989SS Trick 4 (69-73)
Comments:
Misawa was my first assignment as an X2 out of tech school in Goodbuddy. A lot of guys left in 64 when I did with lots of stuff they bought. I left with the shirt on my back but lots of great memories. It was the best tour of my 28 year enlisted career. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who knew me back then.

 Record Number: 2875 Posted: July 26, 2006, 8:20 pm 
Name: Maynard Szopinski
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Pensacola, FL
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/67-04/69
Misawa organization(s)?
Trick 3 on the hill
Comments:
Enjoyed my time at Misawa, had a Honda motorcycle while there and with a few buddies we used to ride the countryside on our off time. Many trips to Lake Towada, beautiful spot with those hugh bolders along the rushing mountain streams that fed the lake. Of course will never forget the experience of going through an earth quake. Still have many pictures and sketches of my time there. All the festives I attended. The Japanese sure had their share of festives, the Star festival, cheery blossom and the snowfest in Sapporo,yep got up there too. And I still speak the Japanese I picked up every chance I get. I spoke to a native Japanese monk now living in the US and he said my Japanese had no accent, just got it from the people and going to the Japanese films downtown. Still remember my first experience with fish sausage,looked like beef, but oh so salty. Used to go on the trains and sing with the people too, I don't know if everyone got this much out of it, but I really got into the people. I think it came from the fact that I came to Misawa right from serving in Viet-Nam. Still in Asia, but what a difference, just to be alive...after...well I won't write about that here. Take care all!

 Record Number: 2874 Posted: July 20, 2006, 5:18 pm 
Name: Ray Palma
Location: Ft Dix, NJ
Comments:
To chuck furtaw
I worked in Heavy Equipment, mostly runway sno-blowers and plows.
Located in the CE yard just off the flight line.

Lived a couple of blocks out the main gate in E 75 A.
I don't think I'm your guy, but glad to hear from you.

 Record Number: 2873 Posted: July 20, 2006, 6:15 am 
Name: chuck furtaw
Found: I been here before
Location: Sparks, NV
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/73 to 07/76
Misawa organization(s)?
6920 ABG, DP shop
Comments:
For Mr. Palma......Where did you work on main base. I was in the personnel shop and it seems i recall a Palma from CE who i also ran into in Spokane on an elevator while there on business. Glad to hear you are well.

 Record Number: 2872 Posted: July 19, 2006, 6:22 pm 
Name: Ray Palma
Location: Ft Dix, NJ
Comments:
Robert Tilley,
I read you comments and when I got tto the Mazda with the Machine Gun, I had a MIsawa Flashback. Yes, my friend I remember, little black 30 Cal with a tripod. Pisser.

Stay well.

 Record Number: 2871 Posted: July 19, 2006, 5:29 pm 
Name: Ray Palma
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Ft Dix, NJ
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/71-01/73
Misawa organization(s)?
6920Air Base Group/6921 ABG
Comments:
The best tour of duty in my career. I served on main post, my best friends were from the hill. Does anybody remember John Kelly? He was a "Dit Chaser" from 70 to 72. He served in Turkey before Misawa.
Personally I was discharged in Misawa, stayed in Japan for some time, teaching English. Upon returning to the States I entered the Army Reserve. I was mobilized after 9-11 and am currently a Lieutenant Colonel directing Battle Command Network Operations for a unit training AF and Army personnel deploying overseas. I will retire in 2009 with 40 years of Military service. But nothing, NOTHING, will ever compare to the memory of my time in Misawa.
Great sight, fond memories and wonderful photos.

PS: I have my Misawa drivers license from 1971 in my desk drawer.

 Record Number: 2870 Posted: July 19, 2006, 12:41 pm 
Name: Richard R. House
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Buford, GA USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/58 07/58
Comments:
I was in Misawa during this period temporarely awaiting security clearance and from there on to Wakkanai. I had lots of friends there that I knew from schools, etc. I also passed through Misawa several times over the years going back and forth to Wakkanai. I served two tours there.

 Record Number: 2869 Posted: July 12, 2006, 9:11 pm 
Name: Frazier L. Byrd
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Belleville, MI USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1967-69
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st Security Wing
Comments:
I was "on the hill" from '67-'69. My wife, Betty, and I lived in B Battery, at D-186, and had some great times and great friends in Misawa. Our first son, Brian, was born there. We experienced a big earthquake on May 16, '68, after countless tremors which kept us on our toes.
We hoped to finsih out my enlistment at Misawa, but was curtailed and sent to Shemya, Alaska, for my final year of duty.
We would like to hear from or about old friends.

 Record Number: 2868 Posted: July 11, 2006, 10:09 am 
Name: William "Bill" Biddle
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Guyton, GA USA
Comments:
Although I never served in Misawa, I served in the PI with the 6922nd and in Darmstadt, Germany with the 6910th as an X-1. I was discharged in '71 as SSGT.

 Record Number: 2867 Posted: July 10, 2006, 5:06 pm 
Name: Kevin Harralson
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Cusseta, Georgia---Just south of Columbus
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1955-1957
Comments:
Got a post card from Helen looking for info on my Dad, Raymond K. Harralson. Looked up the website and here I am. Unfortunately Dad died on November 19,1984. He was only 49 and we still miss him terribly. He raised 4 kids (2 boys and 2 girls.) Coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball all of his life. I think he loved baseball more than anything else. He had a tremendous impact on a lot of young mens lives. He died too young because I know he had more to give, but maybe they play baseball in heaven too. Please email me if you knew my Dad because until the day he died he was sworn to secrecy about his job in the USAF Security Service.

 Record Number: 2866 Posted: July 10, 2006, 7:44 am 
Name: Ron Nikko (Nick)
Found: Phone call from Helen
Location: Cromwell, MN
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1962-1964
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th don't remember trick number (2?)
Comments:
After basic attended tech school at Goodfellow AFB, Texas for 6 months. Arrived in Misawa during April 1962, departed in March 1964. Back to Goodfellow for a short refresher course and went to Peshawar, Pakistan for a 1 year tour. Worked the entire time in the 292X2 field. Discharged from the air force in March 1965. Spent some time buming around the country and decided to take a job with the agency at Fort Meade, MD in 1966.
Worked for 5 years in Harrogate, England and the next many years were spent working at Fort Meade and living in the Columbia/Ellicott City area in Maryland. Retired from the agency in November 1991 and moved back to my home town here in Cromwell, Minnesota where I bought and still live on an idle farm about 2
miles outside of town.
Have good memories of Misawa and surrounding area. AP Alley, renting bikes downtown and biking out to the ocean to go swimming, spending off duty time with friends up at Lake Towada (spell?), trips to the northern island, touring the university in Sapporo, and of course the many friends that I met during my tour there.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone who might remember this old finn from back then. E-mail address is: finnguymn@frontiernet.net. Looking forward to attending the reunion one of these years!

 Record Number: 2865 Posted: July 10, 2006, 7:36 am 
Name: TOM WINTER
Found: A friend sent me
Location: SPRINGFIELD, ILL. 62702
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1961-1963
Misawa organization(s)?
6989TH TRICK 4
Comments:
Loved Japan and her people and to this day have a hugh interest in Samurai Swords. Left Misawa and was stationed at Homestead AFB, FL. Reupped and spent 15 months at Trabzon, Turkey and then back to Fukuoka, Japan - Saitozaki - then discharged and am now retired from the local FireDept. Am in contact with Steve Dellinger, Lewis Adkins, 'Bear' Owens, Robert Hellman, Gerald Gould, Rodney Painter from Misawa and still looking for a Ron Leveque or Laveque from Massachusetts I believe. Nice site and hope to hear from anyone who remembers the good ol days.

 Record Number: 2864 Posted: July 9, 2006, 8:45 am 
Name: Dan Filbert
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Tucson AZ 85743
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1956-57
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st RSM Intercept Operator/ Misawa AFB Jets baseball team
Comments:
MS.; Instructor at Kessler 57-58; Retired brickmason and contractor, SD, CA. Currently Masonry inspector; Also looking for Jesse Finch Misawa Jets coach, Bobby Anderson, Gerald J. Beaule Jr. any others interested in reconnecting from Kessler or Misawa. Aslo looking for John D. Wells, last known address Biloxi, Miss.

 Record Number: 2863 Posted: July 8, 2006, 7:21 am 
Name: Carol (Powell) O'Dell
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1977-1980
Misawa organization(s)?
Spouse
Comments:
I listed my profile on Classmates.com and happen to mention I was in San Vito, Misawa, Philippines and lo and behold, I received an email from Helen telling me about this website. A private investigator has nothing on Helen. What a pro! Anyway, it is a great website, I wish they had one like this for San Vito Italy. Knew some great people there. I have great memories of all the places I have been, met wonderful people and saw wonderful places. I especially loved Japan, the people, culture, Ice Festival and the base. I had a lot of fun going on day trips and taking classes with Gerry Rawlings. I probably misspelled her name; I have senior moments now and have CRS (Can't Remember (well you know). I especially loved the Japanese stores and restuarants, the VFW (great beef and green pepers)the hot baths (heaven). I did not like the earthquakes and my driving in snow experiences. Living off base was interesting, everything frozen.

 Record Number: 2862 Posted: July 5, 2006, 10:52 am 
Name: Don "Buddy" Mohler
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Rome Ga.
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
6989th june 62 june 64
Comments:
Just surfed on site would like to hear from old friends...left Misawa 64 went to Pakistan till 65 arrived in Misawa in 62 to six feet of snow cold and windy ...Don't remember many names but would enjoy hearing from anyone during that time period...played alot of softball basketball and flag football ap ally was a blast.. Left service married and lived in Maryland for a while ...Now living in Georgia been married 35 years three boys three step daughters 13 grand children ...part owner in carpet store... life has been good ...Hope to hear from friends

 Record Number: 2861 Posted: July 2, 2006, 7:21 pm 
Name: Angie Hollowell
Comments:
Actually....

I just called my dad...

Mr. Latislaw if you get this email me... ;)

 Record Number: 2860 Posted: July 2, 2006, 7:12 pm 
Name: Angie Hollowell
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: New Bern, NC, USA
Comments:
I found this on a search engine, looking up my dad for kicks.

The guy looking for Stan Hollowell...my dad was in the Air Force stationed in Taiwan...I'm not sure of the years, because he never really talks about it...but it sounds like the guy you're looking for is my Daddy.

email me if you'd like...Aislin_mh@hotmail.com. I can send you a picture of him, see if it's him?

:)
Angie

 Record Number: 2859 Posted: June 29, 2006, 11:51 am 
Name: Larry Gerhardt
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/63--01/65, 04/66--01/71
Misawa organization(s)?
Informal get togethers annually at Walt Ritter's Windjammer bar in San Antonio
Comments:
I was on Trick 4 my first tour ('63-'65). Second tour on Trick 3 ('66-'69) and straight days (DOO) from '68-'72.
AFSC - 29272,with Y prefix for SSD.

Read about this (I think ??) site in latest FTVA newsletter.

 Record Number: 2858 Posted: June 29, 2006, 11:49 am 
Name: Maynard Szopinski
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Florida
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
in Misawa from 1967 to 69
Misawa organization(s)?
Trick #3
Comments:
Remember lots of good times, earth shook a few times too, enjoyed going up to Lake Towada,eating fish sausage at the movie show in downtown Misawa, catching the last bus from the gate to "the Hill", seeing Tina Turner at the NCO club when she was still with Ike,building a very distinctive snow sculpture in front of the trick 3 barracks(yep, that was me),got to go to the big snow show in Sapporro(sp) too.

Also picked up the japanese language by chance, just using it talking to people, a native japanese zen monk now in the US told me that my japanese was very good, so much to say that I had no accent, it just flows out of me with a smile and soo des naa !

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