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 Record Number: 1870 Posted: October 13, 2011, 12:37 pm 
Name: Pat Charles Colella
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Albion,New York Orleans County USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
May 1963/June 1966
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
7 th Aerial Port Squadron Misawa Air Force Base Japan
Your AFSC in Misawa?
60551
Comments:
Hello,
Looking for friends who were there with me then.
Drop me an e mail or call anythime 1-585-589-9269H
Take care and have a good day
True Friend
Pat

 Record Number: 1869 Posted: October 6, 2011, 8:46 am 
Name: Mandel Foshee
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Fort Worth, TX, 76114
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/56-04/59
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 RSM - Trick 3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20250
Comments:
Looking forward to the reunion in 2012. I do not have email, so my son will keep me informed if you are unable to send information to my home address:

Mandel D. Foshee
5605 Dennis Ave.
Ft. Worth, TX. 76114
817-738-4524

 Record Number: 1868 Posted: October 5, 2011, 3:02 pm 
Name: John Prudhomme
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Cedar Park, Txas
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
08/1968 to 07/1969
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921 Scty Wg Trick 1
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29222
Comments:
First time away from home and it was a great way to get life experience. I have been looking at old group photos in AP alley. USAFSS experience help me in getting my career started in Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

 Record Number: 1867 Posted: October 1, 2011, 1:08 pm 
Name: Ronnie Gilbert
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Abilene, Tx
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1972-1974
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
trick 3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
ditty bob
Comments:
remember the times well, especially the fiends that were made. lost touch with so many though. became a aircraft loadmaster after leaving Misawa. came to Misawa from Hakata. retired, now teach school

 Record Number: 1866 Posted: September 30, 2011, 7:18 am 
Name: Timothy Maurice
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Sharpsville, PA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
03/1976-08-1978
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29130
Comments:
Have many fond memories of Misawa and the Hill

 Record Number: 1865 Posted: September 29, 2011, 3:49 pm 
Name: JD Vidrine
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Sparta TN
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
01/72-06/74, 01/77-12/79
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Baker flight, block 11 and DF first tour. DF and dayshop second tour
Your AFSC in Misawa?
291/207
Comments:
Looking for email addresses of former members

 Record Number: 1864 Posted: September 11, 2011, 10:51 am 
Name: Jim (Grover) Cleveland
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Monrovia, California
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1/69 - 1/72
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921 Security Wing Trick one
Comments:
After the recent devestating earthquake and sunami in Sendai. I was brought back to my days in Misawa. I remember the beautiful
city of Sendai and my heart went out to them.
I will always have fond memories of those days, and the friendships that were made and not totally forgotten. I spent my 21st birthday there before my wife came over. My daughter was born there and we lived off base at R100H. I remember Steve Rogitz, Wayne and Fran Moniz, Larry Kammarer, John Prudhomme,Vince Lastella, John Games, Jack and Judy Allen,Royce Hare ,just to name a few. And who could forget the AP Alley and the wonderful city of Misawa (in spite of the cold cold winters). I have recently made connections with a few of my Pals. I have particularly enjoyed reading comments that have been written here about the Misawa Experience.

 Record Number: 1863 Posted: September 10, 2011, 9:37 pm 
Name: Hugh Sloan
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Oxford MS
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Spring1965 thru Fall 1966 (Months are somewhere on orders)
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
MCPA Processing Organization / Day Analyst
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20371
Comments:
'We' came to Misawa as a SSgt in the Joint Services unit (MCPA) processing Yokota airborne material (at Misawa - no room at 6988th/Yokota). Arrived with a wife and 1 year old daughter. We lived in B-Battery D-305, near a laundry and a small store. I was not 'permitted' to run the Machi - too bad, so sad! But I do well remember well many pleasant visits to restaurants, much Saki, many 'big bottle' beers (esp. Kirin and Sapporo), and more rice and fish than I ever ate before or since. There were many long, hard days 'on the hill.' One interesting moment there was not checking the NCOD roster one fine Friday, though I usually did, and getting fined $25 by the Hill CC for not showing up Sunday. That experience was overshadowed of course when large parts of Misawa City and some environs (though luckily NOT our rickety D-305) burned down. (Given those amazing kerosene-fueled living room heaters we had, I'm surprised I never burned down Misawa myself). I must say THAT was an exciting day and night. I was never able to adequately thank Ken Churchill for 'rescuing' wife Donna and daughter Kathy that really terrifying evening; we 'day lady troops' were confined to base, as the fire was between the base and B-Battery anyhow - scary! I do regret not getting to know any T1-T4 folks very well, except for Jim Fisher who was there for regular ops (203) and not the airborne stuff. Jim I knew from Russian school. But I have come to know and appreciate many of you through too few reunions. After about 18 months they seem to have found room for MCPA down at Yokota in the 6988th. When at Misawa I was a 'family guy' and we really enjoyed the lake and Hachinoe and Aomori City and such.
I have really been off the radar for several years lately, only going to the Peshawar Air Sta reunions mainly because of my time constraints. I am retired USAF but am still a full-time prof here at Ole Miss - I do love it so, this 5th career as a teacher. 1955-1960 I was employed every non-school moment at Stapleton Office Supply in Portsmouth OH due to necessity; we were poor when I was a teen. 1960-1968 I was a 203 USAFSS type. Got a 2-mo early out at Yokota and went to Miami (Ohio) in August 1968. I really enjoyed my three years there in Japan, half the time up there and half down near Tokyo. The PhD I sought at Miami I abandoned when I found out what Political Science profs made; I was making more as a staff with all the housing and subsistence stuff. You'd think I would have investigated, but NOOOOO. Went with AT&T from 1969-1985, a great 16 years! I had joined the Ohio ANG (tactical fighters) in 1973, so worked up to Master then OCS and retired in 1990 as a major - Sq Intel Officer. Meantime dad died and I ran his active fiberglass fender production operation for 11 years to keep my mom supported - busy time on top of all the rest!
I miss contact with you folks. I am a little late to this, though was on an earlier blog. I have daughter Kathy, 2 grandkids, and now two greatgrandkids. From second marriage of almost 30 years have a 20-year old son, John, who is an engineering student here, and he's a pilot (USAF will out, in this case Civil Air Patrol - I'm in too, nearing 20 year retirement).
I think the best of the best wore blue. I am pleased to know many of you. I been gone away, but am feeling great joy to 'be back.' God speed. God bless you all, and the USA.

 Record Number: 1862 Posted: September 5, 2011, 7:27 am 
Name: Douglas Guido Madaleno
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Howell, Michigan U.S.A.
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1961 to Dec. 1964
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Intercept Operator -=-- T-4
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292X1 (?)
Comments:
Enjoyed my tour of duty @ Misawa, Japan. Met a lot of great guys. I somewhat learned the language and travel extensivly throughout Japan with my friends on T-4. I can only remember a few: Andy Schaefer (Brooklyn N.Y.), Lou Vymola (Chicago), lost contact with all. Sorry to say!

 Record Number: 1861 Posted: September 5, 2011, 5:21 am 
Name: Dick Craig
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: New Castle Pa 16105 Lawrence County Pa
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Sept 1965 to Jan 1967
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
203
Comments:
I wouldn't mind getting in touch with people. I was to be assigned there for two years, but got curtailed in Jan of 1967 and sent to the National Security Agency. I traveled a lot in northern Japan, drank a lot of beer and enjoyed my stint

Dick Craig

 Record Number: 1860 Posted: September 4, 2011, 1:51 am 
Name: Doug Woodford
Found: A friend sent me
Location: Los Angeles
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1/72 - 7-74
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6921 SW Trick 1
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29251
Comments:
Thx Buck Buchanan for telling me about this site...

 Record Number: 1859 Posted: August 24, 2011, 5:06 pm 
Name: Henry Mihelcic
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Belleville, IL , USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
09/50-09/52
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Team A, 1st RSM, Det 11, 1st RSM etc
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29352- 29370
Comments:
Among the very first personnel to go to Misawa from Johnson AB in fall of 1950 to establish monitoring posts. We were called Team A, 1st RSM, and operated the DF(direction finding) hut in addition to monitoring morse code transmissions.. Eventually we moved into the two houses north of Misawa and establised our facility in a Jamesway hut in the yard. Etc, etc......... I departed in Sept of 1952 just as the place was building up...

 Record Number: 1858 Posted: August 24, 2011, 8:21 am 
Name: James Ward
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Florence, SC
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/59-06/61
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Don't remember
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292
Comments:
The winter of 59 was the worst snow storm I've ever seen. Over 72 inches. Had to dig a tunnel to get into the operations building. Cars and motorcycles parked outside Static Club were completely covered. In the barracks,on first floor, we slid our window open and stuck our beer cans in the snow to keep cold. Thing I remember most: Our trick was on duty when Francis Gary Powers' U-2 was brought down over Russia. We coppied the radar transmissions. It was so secret, the ribbons on our typwritters were removed so we couldn't track the flight ourselves.

 Record Number: 1857 Posted: August 18, 2011, 11:34 am 
Name: Joanne Dubnicka
Found: Linked from another site
Location: Benton, Arkansas
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/73-10/76
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6920 Security Group - Charlie Flight
Comments:
Known as Dubs - would like to hear from anyone who was on Charlie Flight during 73-76!!

 Record Number: 1856 Posted: August 16, 2011, 9:15 pm 
Name: Michael Thomas
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
04/63-12/66
Comments:
I was there as a dependent and am trying to find old school mates of mine.

 Record Number: 1855 Posted: August 15, 2011, 5:13 pm 
Name: ROBIN YOUNG
Location: Bowie, MD, United States
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
Dec/85 - Dec/88
Your AFSC in Misawa?
207X2
Comments:
I worked on Baker Flight and in Stan Eval

 Record Number: 1854 Posted: August 13, 2011, 6:35 pm 
Name: John Walker
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: San Antonio, TX
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1965-1968
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Aircraft Radio/Rader shop
Your AFSC in Misawa?
30170
Comments:
Arrived at Misawa from Myrtle Beach AFB with F-100 squadrons. Lived on base. It was a great three year tour. Spent a bit of time at Kunsan AB Korea. I remember the fire in downtown Misawa and the earthquake.

 Record Number: 1853 Posted: August 11, 2011, 7:40 am 
Name: Ernest Valdez
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Angleton, TX, USA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
07/66 -- 09/68
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 1, football
Your AFSC in Misawa?
29251
Comments:
Two-toured up from Karamursel, tomain wagon on mids was nice (?), changed from a 'bul runner to an alley cat when Ron Rutkowski wrote back to KAS to follow him to Misawa, I did that (he was actually drafting a football team.)

Being a Galveston boy I had no idea what the multi-colored cane poles along the road to the hill were for; found out the next winter. I had a lot of people looking out for me, couldn't hold liquor, was one of the guys who had bar bills, tailor bills AND hotel bills (nice guys would point me to a room). I was affectionally called 'The Chief' there - have some Indian blood in me but not enough to be a Chief. I snapped the ball for the '67 base champs, somebody posted signs on the hill "come see trick 1 beat the ......checkers!" Still have my blue windbreaker with patches (trick one, rock club, 13-0 base champs) I was present at the start of the rock club, assigned #4--still have it. I never did mature to a normal adult there, loved chasing dits, found myself on several roll call piks. AA helped tremendously later.

I've seen many familiar names, others I remember are Big SMitty, Little Smitty, Charlie Artz, Sam Shindledecker, Steve Lambright, Ron Parham, 'The Snake' out of Chicago, Roy Lazarin (T2), Rick Roerig, Chisai, Tex, not many full names but many more.

In the past: lifting at the gym with Sam S, alley parties with T1, drinking combat jugs at the second show then rolling the empty bottles on the floor to the front, Toys, The Taxmen, clearing out my barracks ground floor during the earthquake, the Pueblo, learned all about beer ball-nice sport, I'm five months this side of being 66 years old. Nice job on the website--Regards, The Chief

 Record Number: 1852 Posted: August 9, 2011, 7:53 am 
Name: GARY NIX
Found: Just surfed on in
Location: Brownfield, Texas
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
01/1972 - 06/1973
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
trick 3
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292x1
Comments:
Had a great time on the hill

 Record Number: 1851 Posted: August 3, 2011, 5:19 pm 
Name: Randy Hack
Found: Keith Kuttesch tracked me down
Location: Woodbridge, Virginia
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/72-11/73
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Dawg Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20250
Comments:
Isn't the internet wonderful? THANK YOU Al for inventing it!!! Never thought I would tag up with any of you again. It's only been 39 years ...

 Record Number: 1850 Posted: July 29, 2011, 1:27 pm 
Name: Ronald Havener
Found: Helen sent me
Location: Burlington, New Jersey
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
1967 to 1970
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Securty Wing, Trick 2 and Day Shop
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20250
Comments:
Looking for some of the guys from the day shop, I had a great tour of duty

 Record Number: 1849 Posted: July 29, 2011, 11:38 am 
Name: Kenneth Wright
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: East Tawas, MI
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
03/1956-10/1960
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
49TH Supply And 6139TH Supply
Your AFSC in Misawa?
64750
Comments:
Loved the area, the people and the food. Would love to go back for a reunion and make contact with lost friends. My wife is from there also.

 Record Number: 1848 Posted: July 25, 2011, 7:54 pm 
Name: Paul T Callender
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Concord CA
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/62-11/63
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
6989 RSM Flight???
Your AFSC in Misawa?
20250
Comments:
Landed at Yokota on my 21st birthday. Some present! Bowling after Swings, Softball after Mids when I wasn't "bleeding." Does anybody remember this phrase "gonna meeze, grease, grab a few ZZZZ's, then head on down to Machi with my Dachi so we can gink down on the Hammers." Remember, no moosing! Had a wonderful tour with a strange ending. Left Misawa in late November '63 for a TDY at Goodfellow AFB. Long story short...landed at Love Field in Dallas at around 1600hrs on November 22nd. Sure was glad I was in uniform...

 Record Number: 1847 Posted: July 25, 2011, 5:25 pm 
Name: Robert Guilfoyle
Found: Found using a search engine
Location: Orlando, fl. usa
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
12/68-12/70
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Trick 2 roll call club
Your AFSC in Misawa?
R29252
Comments:
First time away from home and what a growing up experence. Enough said/////. AP alley still is a memory.

 Record Number: 1846 Posted: July 23, 2011, 9:30 am 
Name: Fred Yager
Found: Linked from another site
Location: White Pigeon, MI
Misawa tour/s of duty (mm/yy-mm/yy)?
05/69-05/72
Misawa organization/s (include Flight or Trick if you remember)?
Able Flight
Your AFSC in Misawa?
292X1
Comments:
Boy, it's been a long, long time! Good times. Good Friends.

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