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 Record Number: 1311 Posted: July 19, 2009, 7:33 pm 
Name: Dennis (Ed) Fielding
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Millersville, Maryland
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1966-1969, 1973-1975
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
dawg,charlie
Your AFSC in Misawa?
x1, 202
Comments:
I believe Wayne Babb and I were initially roommates at 1st Radio awaiting families. A long long time ago in a land far far away!

 Record Number: 1310 Posted: July 18, 2009, 5:47 pm 
Name: Henry Hedlund
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/66-06/68
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 Sec. Sq/Dog Trick
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20351
Comments:
Misawa was my first overseas tour after Basic Russian @ Syracuse University and tech school @ Goodbuddy. I really enjoyed my tour there except for the bloody mids. I still use my memories of those nights to help me fall asleep. The camaraderie was great especially the roll calls after those mids. Since then I have met and married a wonderful Russian woman from Odessa. We've been together for 19yrs. The difficult part was trying to remember my Russian after 25 years.

 Record Number: 1309 Posted: July 18, 2009, 10:50 am 
Name: Jerry Lizardo
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Vista, CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1970-1972
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29251
Comments:
Memories are many and so many forgotten. If you remember me please contact me. Would love to penpal and exchange pictures and war stories. Dave "Dobie" Gillis. Name doesn't ring but I bet pictures would.

 Record Number: 1308 Posted: July 18, 2009, 9:46 am 
Name: John Gainer
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Coppell, Tx
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Apr 1958//Mar 1961
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 th
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Z29271
Comments:
Made life long friends and we made it a two baby tour.

 Record Number: 1307 Posted: July 18, 2009, 8:04 am 
Name: Rick Grayson
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Cash, Texas
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Aug 1977 - Aug 1981
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Dawg Flt and DOA
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20270
Comments:
Out of 22 years in the Air Force, Misawa was one of my best tours. I worked on Dawg Flight for Dick DeBosh. Terry Ward was there but PCS'd right after I arrived and Karl Hammerle came in as the reporter. Diane White (I believe that was her last name) was also there but she soon PCS'd and I saw her again when I went to Germany. Chris Cook was our Flight Commander.
In the day shop, I worked for Perry "P.K." Thomas, Bill Budge and Bob Messersmith.
I joined the Mogul Masher Ski Club and learned to ski in Misawa. I still ski to this day. I recall a very memorable ski trip to Mount Zao with Dean Wills, Gary Leonard and Jack Lee. We were the only Americans in the hotel but Dean spoke fluent Japanese.
My wife (now ex-wife) was on the women's softball team that Willie Lorber coached (the HOTDAWGS). I saw Willie at the last FTVA reunion in San Antonio.
Wayne Wheeler and Dick DeBosh are two of the friends from Misawa that I try to keep in touch with. I also see them every year at the FTVA reunion.
How many of you recall the homemade seismometer in the Fishbowl? It was a string with a threaded nut attached to one end and the other end was attached to a board. The board was divided into ten parts. When an earthquake would hit the nut would swing like a pendulum. The board had notations to indicate the severity. I think the magnitude 10 was marked as "Kiss your a$$ goodbye".

 Record Number: 1306 Posted: July 18, 2009, 5:18 am 
Name: Bill Franks
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Gold Canyon, AZ USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1959-1962
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989th RSM T-3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
Morse Intercept Op
Comments:
Would like to find Paul Cahill, Art Saucier, Bob Massey, Phil Dzurnak, Wayne Gillan, Ron Sickles, Lloyd Armentrout.

 Record Number: 1305 Posted: July 18, 2009, 3:36 am 
Name: Bobby M. Peden
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Ruston, LA, USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1958
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Do not remember
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20351-1
Comments:
After Russian training at Syracuse University, I was sent to Misawa on the way to Wakkanai. After tour in Wakkanai, I went back to Syracuse for more Russian training. I was then shipped to Darmstadt, Germany for my last two years in the Air force.

 Record Number: 1304 Posted: July 18, 2009, 3:17 am 
Name: Ira Joe Fisher
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Ridgefield, Connecticut, U. S. A.
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/68-04/70
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 2
Your AFSC in Misawa?
203
Comments:
Wow. I have just sat for several minutes looking through the photographs and remembering sights and sounds and feeling very nostalgic. We didn't know how young we were in Misawa. Or how happy.

 Record Number: 1303 Posted: July 17, 2009, 2:50 am 
Name: THOMAS SLANGO
Found: Helen sent me
Location: 329 SMITH ROAD ANTRIM, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 03440
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/71-08/73
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
USAFSS
Your AFSC in Misawa?
305
Comments:
I WAS HAPPY TO RECIEVE A CARD FROM HELEN ON THE SEARCH TEAM. I OFTEN WONDER WHERE THE MANY FRIENDS WE MADE WHILE AT MISAWA ARE NOW LOCATED AND WHAT THEY ARE UP TO.

 Record Number: 1302 Posted: July 14, 2009, 7:53 am 
Name: Bill Collier
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Wichita, KS
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
2/76-4/77
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Baker Flight (I think)
Your AFSC in Misawa?
203/208
Comments:
Jannelle(Stokes)Tucker contacted me and suggested I sign in. Would enjoy hearring from folks who served during the same period of time I did.
Regards,

Bill Collier

 Record Number: 1301 Posted: July 12, 2009, 9:28 am 
Name: Walter Stanley (Tex or Stan)
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Spur, TX
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1955-1957
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st RGM. I think trick Dog but not sure.
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29351
Comments:
Went over on troop ship USS Breckenridge. Disembarked at Yokohama. Don't remember how we got to Misawa from Yokohama. Flew back on TWA. Had a mechanical problem every time we landed-Guam, Midway and Honolulu.

I don't remember "the Hill" or "the Alley". I do remember DET 4 (and the AP raids) and also that 6921st was located several miles from the main base.We had our own motor pool and PX. I remember the cold, the parkas and the mud. Some of my buddies-Bob May, J.J. Moore, Troy Roberts, Bob Martin, "Corny" Depauw, George Ramsey, "Frenchy", Sgt Fikes. My mind is sort of foggy. I have trouble remembering whether I knew a certain individual at the 21st or from the other two assignments I had. I'm 73 now so I guess I have an excuse.

From the 21st, I went to the 6952nd (Kirknewton, Scotland)for about 9 months then was sent to the 6933rd (Karamursal, Turkey)1957 to Dec. 1958. Discharged in Charleston, SC, Dec. 1958.

 Record Number: 1300 Posted: July 8, 2009, 1:49 pm 
Name: Thomas Butcher
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Clarksville, TN
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/86-07/88
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920th Dawg Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
208
Comments:
Came here looking for other DAWG flight members. The few that I can remember: Ron Medeiros, Keith Goodell, Ron Mittleider, Mike Fandry, Randy Tomsic, Cortez Driscol, Lori (from Chicago), and many others that I can remember their faces but just can't recall their names. Any who remember me are welcome to email.

 Record Number: 1299 Posted: July 8, 2009, 12:25 pm 
Name: Nelson Ducote
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Metairie, LA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/76-11/78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Dog Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207
Comments:
Best advice I ever got was from MSgt. Donald Tadlock:
"Nelson, you need to get out of the Air Force!"
Took his advice and have done fine since.
I did enjoy my time in Misawa and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Cold, cold, cold in R-256D off base house.

 Record Number: 1298 Posted: July 8, 2009, 12:13 pm 
Name: Chris Lebourgeois
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Conroe, Tx
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/76-02/78
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Able fLIGHT
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207X1 DITTY BOP
Comments:
My Memories of Misawa: Cold, elephant cage, steam heat in barracks, coo coo birds, earthquakes, Lake Towada, snow skiing, "we welcome the patronage of US sericeman" , shift work, turning knobs at work and counting how many days you had left. looking for BoB "Moose" Rupert, jimmy schmedeman, danny acton, steve foor
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hey no 1036 Steve(Rocky) Rogstad this is BOO BOO Chris LeBourgeois would like to get in touch. my email is eclebou@gmail.com Larry did get a lot of food. remember we had a little christmas party and we shared all our food from homes. Im still in Texas. I was brousing thru and saw the nickname. Get in touch with me. Man that was a long time ago i wish i was that age again. I still had that lonigoogles beer till a few years ago. you sent that to me
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Keith Pittman keith pittman get in touch with me Boo_ Chris Lebourgeois its amazing you can still spell my last name.
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"Moose" Rupert. Best softball player ive ever seen in my life anywhere. Old Moose could really hit the long ball but i would never tell him that. Rocky, Danny Acton, Steve Foor, Dave "super dave" Feeney, keith pittman, Old vern the supervisor "lets turn those knobs" anybody stationed with me contact me at eclebou@gmail.com

 Record Number: 1297 Posted: July 7, 2009, 5:05 am 
Name: Jennifer Friesen
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Hampton, NE
Comments:
I recently received a postcard from Helen. My father was Jack Robertshaw. Dad passed away on January 29, 2008 after a short battle with cancer. I was born in Misawa in 1974 so I don't remember living there. It is very interesting to read some stories on this website and wonder if Dad was involved in some of them. I have submitted Dad's obituary to the Fallen Eagles page so if you remember him please visit there along with a site I have created for him.

www.jack-robertshaw.memory-of.com

Light a candle for Dad and tell him he is missed! Thank you so much for the opportunity to visit this site and actually see where I was born!

Jennifer Friesen

 Record Number: 1296 Posted: July 4, 2009, 11:21 am 
Name: James T. Masters (Jim)
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: North Palm Beach, FL
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
11/66 - 11/68
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st Security Wing (Day Lady)
Your AFSC in Misawa?
702 (later cross trained to 202)
Comments:
Just received and thoroughly enjoyed "Honto!" by CMSgt T. Wayne Babb (USAF,Ret). Billed as "The Unofficial History of the USAFSS at Misawa, Japan (as told by the men and women who lived it)." It is a "must" read by all who were there -- We can all relate to the great events. It was wonderful to see that the legendary John Neely is still doing his thing.

Had the pleasure of working with Wayne in the Exploitation Division which was headed by CMSgt Harmon L. Courtney and SMSgt David Cambridge (received his commission in 1969 and was promoted to Chief while at OTS). Was truly inspired by the great people I worked with during those great times.

Served as a 202 in San Vito and then tours at SAC and MAC SSOs. Got out in 1974, completed college and went through Citibank's Management Training (not the same organization, trust me). Parlayed that into several senior management positions at other firms and continue to do what I can in these tumultuous times.

Am now a proud grandfather -- I look back on my formative years at Misawa; the exceptional people I came to know, the dedicated and important work accomplished -- Not to mention the fun and "cultural" experiences.

A Happy 4th of July to all my compatriots. Would enjoy hearing from anyone that was there during my time.

 Record Number: 1295 Posted: July 3, 2009, 7:47 pm 
Name: ROBERT L . MARTIN
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
08/51 - 12/ 53
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
HEADQUARTERS 511TH AC&W
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20450
Comments:
At Misawa before and after the WWII peace treaty was signed. Probably not a lot of us around who were there then? Spent an inordinate amount of time at the "21" club and recall trying to get a horse through the door there(to buy him a drink). Got to all of the sites a number of times. Anyone remember Colonel Sutherland; Major McVey; Billy Prior or "Sunbonnet King"?

 Record Number: 1294 Posted: June 24, 2009, 3:53 pm 
Name: edward odonnell
Found: A friend sent me
Location: johnston ,rhode island
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/57-10/59
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989th/6921st trick 2
Your AFSC in Misawa?
intercept op
Comments:
just revisiting site again to see if anyone remembers me ,played on trk2 softball team,along with buddy berryhill,brian franklin,dave wiley,dick myers,calvin dorsey,steve ioeger,sokol,benitez,neal plunkett,joe gaudette[fallen eagle] and others.many great memories and friends...

email is edpatod2@yahoo.com

 Record Number: 1293 Posted: June 24, 2009, 11:49 am 
Name: Daniel O Anderson
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Alcoa, Tennessee
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1970-1971
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
T2 Or Baker
Your AFSC in Misawa?
202
Comments:
Good looking sight.

 Record Number: 1292 Posted: June 22, 2009, 1:26 pm 
Name: james wheeler
Found: A friend sent me
Location: greenfield, indiana
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
08/1963 to 09/1965
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921 security wing
Your AFSC in Misawa?
top secret aif force security system
Comments:
e-mail address jwheeler5945@gmail.com

 Record Number: 1291 Posted: June 22, 2009, 10:12 am 
Name: Nick Battalico
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Sacramento CA, USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
(62-65)
Comments:
Just wanted to see my father. I was there with him. Nice to have this page available.

 Record Number: 1290 Posted: June 19, 2009, 12:20 pm 
Name: James Hefley
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Hillsboro, Il 62049 U.S.A.
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
April 56-April58
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Radio operator Trick 2
Your AFSC in Misawa?
293
Comments:
I'll always remember the good friends and the good times we had. I enjoy fishing and hunting now when I have time.

 Record Number: 1289 Posted: June 17, 2009, 3:58 am 
Name: Pedro "P.J." Torres
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Belleville, Illinois
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
06/75-06/76
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920 Security Police Squadron
Your AFSC in Misawa?
702
Comments:
Misawa was an AWESOME assignment and once you got settled there, it was so beautiful with much to see and do. This was one of my best assignments in the 24 years of service. It was special because my Father (Jaime Torres, MSgt, USAF/Retired - 1977) was also stationed there.

Presently working as a Government contractor at Scott AFB for an IT Company providing support to United States Transportation Command.

Look forward to hearing from anyone that was there during my time and it's great to be in contact with friends again from the past.

God Bless You All and God Bless America.

 Record Number: 1288 Posted: June 16, 2009, 5:40 pm 
Name: Raymond J. Brinzer
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Camp Hill, PA USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
10/58-01/60
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st Radio Group Mobile (main base: converted chowhall across street from Potter Gym)
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20250
Comments:
I began my SS career at age 17 at TA school at March AFB,CA. Upon graduation I was promoted to A/2C and was assigned as an analyst to the 6902nd Spec Com Group at Shiroi, Japan, in the Tokyo area. The duty, climate, barracks, dining hall fare, camaraderie, location, activities, travel opportunities, and lifestyle at Shiroi spoiled me. Then, my entire section and the other Pdn Groups were relocated to the 6921st RGM Annex across the street from Potter Gym at Misawa in a major command realignment in Oct 58 that changed our lifestyles considerably (aka. reality or shock therapy). During the time I was at Misawa I lived in a quonset hut (T-716) across the street from the athletic field behind the gym (what a contrast to the two-man per room Shiroi "dorms").

While at Misawa I spent most of my time working as an analyst (loved my job), in the base gym (continued judo there and karate, but spent most off duty time lifting weights), fraternizing with my buddies, and enjoying love and life with my girl friend Yasuko Yamada - punctuated by a couple week TDY trip to Wakkanai in Dec 58 on a special mission and a several day TDY to Johnson AB. Some highlights during my Misawa tour included a major-major earthquake (believe it was a 6.7), a summer air show, and a really big winter (aka. multiple blizzards) which enabled us to walk over top of the fences en route to town.

The habits and attitudes I acquired and lifestyle I developed during these times were such that I continued my education and athletic endeavors upon discharge - acquiring a bachelor's, two master's, and a PhD along the way - as well as a teaching career replete with coaching and several administrative jobs (but nothing to ever begin to compare (interest and importance-wise) with that of an analyst). Moreover, my fascination with foreign assignments later led to stints in Germany (Nuernberg and Pirmasens)and China (Wuhan).

I am retired due to necessity, not choice, pushing 70 - and especially treasure the times I spent at Shiroi and Misawa, Japan, during my youth, as well as the jobs I had and camaraderie I was privileged to enjoy (still keep in touch with several friends from my group some 50 years after the fact - and was in touch with my Shiroi OIC and Misawa Asst. Group Commander until they passed away recently (both within the last year at @ age 88!)).

Joining the AF and ending up in the USAFSS in Japan were two of the luckiest and smartest breaks of my life.

This web site is great - and those who engineered it certainly deserve the highest commendation.

All the best - to all of you, always.

 Record Number: 1287 Posted: June 6, 2009, 3:18 pm 
Name: Dan Perry
Found: Google search for afsc 203x1
Location: Bow, WA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
5/64-10/65
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921st day lady
Your AFSC in Misawa?
203x1
Comments:
Motorcycles, absinthe, AP alley, Saki alley, SHADES, B-girls, camping at Lake Towada, young and money in my pocket. What a life! 2-T to Shemya and out. Good times.

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