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 Record Number: 6456 Posted: December 7, 2003, 10:09 am 
Name: JIM MOLINARO
Found: Helen sent me
Location: OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/58 - 04/61
Misawa organization(s)?
6989TH RSM TRICK 2 (10/57-4/59) TRICK 3 (4/59-11/60)
Comments:
I WAS A CRYPTOGRAPHER (29151) THERE FOR 3 YEARS, AND AM HOPING SOME OF MY OLD BUDDIES LIKE MIKE RAFFERTY, ED PHAU, MIKE MC INTYRE, SGT. JIMMY DAY, SGT. SHERILL, OR ANY OF THE GUYS FROM TRICK 3 WILL ALSO LOG INTO THIS SITE SO I CAN CONTACT THEM. WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO COMMUNICATING WITH ANYONE THAT WAS THERE DURING THE SAME TIME AS I.
GA OM AND ZAG TO ME...

 Record Number: 6455 Posted: November 24, 2003, 11:36 am 
Name: Gene Kyle
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Bluffton, Indiana - U.S.A.
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
none
Misawa organization(s)?
none
Comments:
I was a 202 with the 6912th S.S. in Berlin, Germany from 1965-68, and am now a member of the Berlin Island Association (BIA). I accidently came across your site via a link. Congrats on a really nice site! It is great to see that some people take the time and make the effort to keep "connections" from the past alive.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
Thanks for checking in, Gene, and for your kind words. There seems to be a special comradery amongst service buddies - particularly between USAFSS folk. The roster of USAFSS Misawa Vets is now over 1,600 and growing, thanks mostly to the tenacious efforts of Helen Henderson, herself a Misawa Vet. Drop back and visit when you can.


 Record Number: 6454 Posted: November 23, 2003, 8:50 pm 
Name: Bill Holland
Found: Helen sent me
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Jan 1964 - Jan 1966
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st SW
Comments:
It does bring back a lot of good memories. I wish I could remember the name of all the friends I met (and left) there. I spent a bit over five years in the far east: 13 months at Osan AFB, Korea (Sixty-Nine Skivvy Nine) before Misawa and two years flying on the Combat Apple platform out of Kadena AFB, Okinawa. Misawa was, by far, the best of the three. I only regret that I didn't do more while there, but I was young and... you know the rest of the story.

Great site. Plan to visit often.

 Record Number: 6453 Posted: November 22, 2003, 2:58 am 
Name: Charles Stewart (Stew)
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Las Vegas NV USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/66-10/68
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st SW X1 Trick 4
Comments:
Great site, brings back many memories. Have seen a few familiar names in the guestbook. Went through the great earthquake of May 68, was working days ,dug Latrine ditches. Had a really bad experience drinking Akadama Red wine straight from the Oki bottle, still have flashbacks of the hangover.

 Record Number: 6452 Posted: November 20, 2003, 8:41 pm 
Name: Paul Forcey
Found: Helen sent me
Location: 2265 Barn Rd., Paso Robles, CA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1968-69
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st SW, T3
Comments:
Great site! Now I guess I'll have to go to the main one. Haven't seen it for awhile. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me from the alledged good ol' days. Was an R203 on T3. Worked for Vernon 'Snidely' Thissell (sp?). Don't know how many times I've kicked myself for not staying in. My oldest son has 'Made in Japan' stamped on his back, or at least that's what we told him when he was little.

 Record Number: 6451 Posted: November 17, 2003, 5:24 pm 
Name: Charlie Ballew
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/68 - 08/70 (T-4), 07/72 - 08/75 (T-4), 08/76 - 07/79 (T-4), 04/82 - 08/85 (T-4 & T-1)
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st SW, 6920th SG, 6920th ESG, 6920th ESG
Comments:
I was a 292X2, 207X2 Printer Systems Operator, Controller and Senior Printer Systems Supervisor during my four tours at Misawa. Cecil Hahn was the "God" of the Printer Systems area at the operations building during my four tours. I tried to be as good as he was but I don't think I reached that goal.

Dan Miskelly, Phil Gardiner, Mike Snyder, Phil Fuhrman, Chuck Edwards, Pete Wade, Bill Peterson, Dave Gibson, Kent (Rowdy) Thorngren, Lee Martin, Tom Sale, Kirk Broadhead, Myles Walsh, Pat Feehan (I don't have room to pass on all the great people I associated with)are some of the people I worked with and ran AP Alley and the rest of the Mach with.

I received Article 15's number 3, 4 & 5 during my first tour at Misawa. Received 1st Article 15 in San Vito,Italy, 2nd Article 15 at Clark AB, Philippines. Lost E-5 & E-4 strips during my first Misawa tour plus 60 days in Correctional custody. Even with all my off-duty problems I loved Misawa.

Going back for a visit on 15 July 2004. Can't wait.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
Better behanve yourself this time around, Charlie - those AP's may still be waiting to take another stripe away! :-)


 Record Number: 6450 Posted: November 15, 2003, 10:45 pm 
Name: Chuck Hankey
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Sarasota, Fl
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/80 - 03/82
Misawa organization(s)?
6920 th ESG Able Flt. 207X1
Comments:
I spent 2 cold and snowy winters and 1 rainy summmer on the hill and loved it. The place sure has changed over the years. I was one of last residence of the old wooden dorms on the hill. Most all my friends were the first to move into the then new 4 story concrete dorm bldg. Sure did make a lot of memories there. Drop me a line and put "Misawa" in the subject line so I don't accidently delete it.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
Welcome aboard, Chuck! I've pulled your email address from your comments for security reasons - You probably don't need any more spam, right? Those wanting to contact you should first contact admin@usafssmisawa.com for your email address and I'll filter out the undesireables on your behalf.


 Record Number: 6449 Posted: November 8, 2003, 7:04 pm 
Name: Bob Benson
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Castroville Texas
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
one tour 25 May 1978 - 25 May 1981
Misawa organization(s)?
6920 ESG
Comments:
Will always remember arriving at Misawa - first time to the Far East. Stayed at the Country Hotel for 68 days and was lucky enough to get quick base housing (Wankani type they called it then). LOng but interesting winters, wet, short summers, but my family and I did enjoy being there, shift work and all. Worked on 'the hill' Dawg shift first two years, then days 'til we left. Only tour I had out of 23 years where I left on exactly the same day/month that I arrived.

 Record Number: 6448 Posted: November 8, 2003, 4:11 pm 
Name: Melvin (Moe) Molder
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Dayton, OH
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1980 - 1985
Misawa organization(s)?
2114 Comm Sq.
Comments:
Interesting site. Misawa was my best tour of duty. Met a lot of good people there. Wanted to stay longer.

 Record Number: 6447 Posted: November 8, 2003, 3:01 pm 
Name: Daniel (Roscoe) Russell
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Richland Hills Texas, 76118
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/55-06/57
Misawa organization(s)?
Base Flight and 39th Airdivision HDQ
Comments:
Great site. I was a memeber of the MISAWA Dusters Motorcycle club. We (mainly a guy name Ona F. Smith, always called Smitty)built the motorcycle race track with the base commanders approval. What a guy. I wonder how long that lasted? I have managed find only two people that I knew when I was there.
Jim Jenson and Phil Guzman. I located them last year. They were both Jet Mechs. I was a Recip grease monkey and later went to Air Division and set up the tech library.
My best Japanese friend over there was a young man named Kon Megumi.
His parents own a couple of stores in town. He was quite the playboy.
Like all the rest of my friends I lost track of him. The year before I retired from Bell Helicopter in 2000 I was on assignment in Utsunamiya. We were working with FUJI Company on a joint project. I asked the Head Engineer if he could help me find out what had happen to my friend. He made a few phone calls and the next day I received a fax from my long lost friend. He sent a copy of the picture we had made at photo studio the day I left Misawa. That weekend he drove up from Tokyo and we met. It had been 43 years since we had seen each other. We both had water in our eyes. Who said the Japanese men don't show emotion. How great is that???
I got the Roscoe name from the Japanese. That is how it sounded when they said Russell San
Dan Roscoe Russell

 Record Number: 6446 Posted: November 6, 2003, 3:33 pm 
Name: Ben Whitten
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Germantown, Tennessee
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/58 - 11/61
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th RSM
Comments:
Trick 3 ditty bopper and mission analyst on daze. Bio on the veteran's page.
Dutch, You have done a magnificient job on this site. Thanks from all of us.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
I appreciate the kind words, Ben. It's been well worth the effort just to see new Misawans surf in so often.


 Record Number: 6445 Posted: November 6, 2003, 3:29 pm 
Name: Lauren Lopez Boylston
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Greenwood, SC
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/75-01/77
Misawa organization(s)?
6921 Security Group --Morse Operator--
Comments:
Came to Misawa from Karamursel. Did some TDY at Clark while at Misawa. Loved to party downtown..Nika coke with lemon.

 Record Number: 6444 Posted: November 4, 2003, 8:46 am 
Name: Dennis (Matt) Dillon
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Palmdale, CA.
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/66-10/69
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st Security Wing Trick 1
Comments:
Non-Morse Communications, Quality Controler 1967-68, Floor Walker 68-69

 Record Number: 6443 Posted: November 3, 2003, 5:57 am 
Name: William (Bill) G. Nicol
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Nov/61-Nov63
Misawa organization(s)?
6989th Sec Squadron
Comments:
Glad to see someone remembers us....

 Record Number: 6442 Posted: November 2, 2003, 12:03 pm 
Name: Bob Searfoss (Seabiscuit)
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Carteret, New Jersey
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/66-04/68
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st SW trick 2
Comments:
What fine memories this site has stirred. What ever happened to zebra John Neeley? He was a character. I remember a Millsap, Buster Herron (my roomey, lived downtown)and SSGT. Chisai TSGT Art ?. Also John Vetre from Conn. rings a bell. Had great work, writing backwards on the plot board. Remember the day they took the Pueblo...was on duty! Spent lots of time in town. What ever happened to Toy? Great ole gal owned a bar. Was always nice to us.
Saw most of the Northern area of Japan, due to having a Honda and a car (56 Chevy - wish I had it now). Beautiful area and people. I am sure it is changed, but would love to see it again.

 Record Number: 6441 Posted: November 2, 2003, 6:26 am 
Name: Rod Cameron
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Pickerington, Ohio, USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/66-09/68
Misawa organization(s)?
6921 SW trick 2 X2
Comments:
This was my first assignment in the USAF. Had a lot of fun bleeding mids, AP alley, broke my hand in the big earthquake of May 68. My wife of 36 years and I started our married life there in "B" battery. Went to many movies at the Richard Bong and downtown at the Second Show and the Arocazon. Enjoyed great chinese food at Old Miyakies. Lots of good memories, would like to hear from anyone stationed with me back then.

 Record Number: 6440 Posted: November 1, 2003, 4:26 pm 
Name: AZ Bob
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
4/82-8/86
Misawa organization(s)?
6920 ESG
Comments:
Great tour, had twins while there.

 Record Number: 6439 Posted: October 28, 2003, 4:57 am 
Name: Edward G. Pryor
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
03/75-09/76
Misawa organization(s)?
Trick 1
Comments:
Had a great tour at Misawa. Hope old friends will contact me.

 Record Number: 6438 Posted: October 27, 2003, 1:06 pm 
Name: Steve Marques
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Strafford, NH
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
02/79 - 9/80
Misawa organization(s)?
6920th DAWG Flight
Comments:
The MARX Brothers live on !!!!!

 Record Number: 6437 Posted: October 26, 2003, 9:02 pm 
Name: Frank Sobieszczyk
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Davidsville, PA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
June 1966 to May 1968
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st Trick 3
Comments:
After Misawa, finished undergrad degree, turned down NSA offer in favor of becoming Army management intern. After getting MBA worked at several different jobs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Logistics, retired in 2001 as Dir. Operations for Defense Acquisition University.

 Record Number: 6436 Posted: October 25, 2003, 9:08 pm 
Name: Charlie Millsap
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Temple TX
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Oct 65-Oct 67
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st Trick 2
Comments:
For all those who have not been there, the My Family.com site is the place to be for all the news, photos and other goodies about Misawa.

Guestbook Administrator's Comment:
Absolutely correct, Charlie! For USAFSS Misawa Vets who haven't yet joined that site, go to this site's homepage and click on Helen Henderson's name to contact her. You'll be happy you did.


 Record Number: 6435 Posted: October 20, 2003, 11:22 pm 
Name: Perry Phipps
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Severn, MD
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/57-12/59
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st
Comments:
Following Misawa, spent tours in Darmstadt, Germany; Kirknewton, Scotland; Wakkanai, Japan; ended tours in 1964 in San Angelo, TX. Joined NSA and retired in Nov 1991. Became pilot and am currently manager of the Fort Meade Flying Activity, Fort Meade, MD.

 Record Number: 6434 Posted: October 20, 2003, 7:54 pm 
Name: SSgt Clayton Brooks
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY. USA
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
03/55-09/58
Misawa organization(s)?
1st & 6921st RGM USAFSS
Comments:
I was morse then non-morse operator.. the best 3yr 6mo 1day of my life with the best of the best..
I recall the Casual patch waiting for clearance..
I designed the trick 4 alcoholics unanimous patch we wore on our caps.. We met every 9 days on R&R at tony's bar on the dirt alley just off the main gate ( AP alley )for the beginning of 72hr R&R..
Combat jugs, Tottle House our off base Detatchment :), moose.
Would like to hear from any of trick4 that were there when I was there.. Went on for another enlistment radar maint then computer maint then to civilian using the skills I learned in USAF working for another 35 years.. I got the best training by the best..

 Record Number: 6433 Posted: October 19, 2003, 7:34 am 
Name: Jimmy Cockrum
Found: Linked from another site
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Jan 1970 to Jan 1974
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st Dawg Flight
Comments:
So many memories, wow... worked in 3rd aisle, can't remember the aisle name, oh yeah Super "Zoo" 2. Jim Rollins was the supervisor. Then moved back to DF. Knew Joe "Kiwi" Matejove very well and still have his MIA bracelet. Ran AP alley for a long long time with bet bud Tim Diggin. Hope to hear from some of you guys.

 Record Number: 6432 Posted: October 18, 2003, 6:55 pm 
Name: Vernon (Jay) Clover
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Green Valley, Arizona
Misawa tour(s) of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
12/56 to 06/60
Misawa organization(s)?
6921st RGM, 6989th RSM Trick 1
Comments:
We didn't call it AP Alley, We called it Clap Alley the entire time I was there. And it was all dirt (mud?).If I can find the box my pics are in I will send some new ones of the barracks.

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