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Name: Micheal Smaha (Sam)
City & State: Keelung, Taiwan
Date: 12/08/2013
Time: 09:35
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Comments: Please add my name to the 6987th Alumni Roster
Micheal Smaha (Sam)
Keelung, Taiwan
AFSC 292
Able (Animals) flight

Name: Ditty Bopper
City & State:
Date: 11/26/2013
Time: 11:03
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Comments: Just saw a post in the 6937th Alumni Association about 6987 have reunion jan 2014, good looking site.....saw on the roster one of my roomates from Peshawar, Pakistan....Tom Fallon......good guy...we haven figured out what he's good for..JKJKJK. THANKS for your service and keep up good work.

Name: Lloyd Dunn
City & State: Captain Cook, HI
Date: 10/11/2013
Time: 18:02
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Comments: I served at Linkou on Charlie Flight from Jan 67 thruMar 68. as a 292 (morse intercept). Currently living in Captain Cook, Hawaii. Thanks for posting.

Lloyd Dunn

Name: Anthony Beckman
City & State:
Date: 10/04/2013
Time: 17:04
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Comments: I served in the 6987th RSM (Shu Lin-kou) in Taiwan as a Chinese linguist in 1958, 1959, and 1960. Part of that tour included service in Detachment #1 at the Joint Operations Center in Taipei associated with the 13th Air Force. Here is my personal information.

Anthony F Beckman
Years of Service: 1957 - 1972

Taiwan Service: 1958 - 1961

After Taiwan, I served 4 years as an instructor at Goodfellow AFB. After 8 years of active duty, I then received an assignment to Da Nang, Vietnam while I was up for re-enlistment, but refused the re-en listment and was discharged. The duty at Da Nang would seem to have been a total waste for a Chinese linguist.

Hello to all my comrads from Taiwan and GAFB.

Tony BecKman, SSG, USAF

Name: Doug Brown
City & State: Round Rock, TX
Date: 09/28/2013
Time: 20:01
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Comments: I haven't visited the 6987th website in awhile but I do recall that my info at one time appeared on the roster. I was a 203-2 (Chinese) assigned to Link'ou from '65-'66. I attended basic Chinese at IFEL in 1960 and intermediate in 64. At Link'ou I worked in what was then called "P-5". I would appreciate your adding my info to the roster. If you have any further questions, please email me.
Thank you
Doug Brown
Round Rock, TX
6987th 65-66

Name: Tom Fallon
City & State:
Date: 09/28/2013
Time: 13:14
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Comments: Please add me to the roster. Tom Fallon, 203, Linkou from 1964 to 1966 Tks.

Name: Mike Slavens
City & State: San Mateo, CA
Date: 09/10/2013
Time: 11:25
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Comments: Yogi:

Paul Flannery, Dave Cain, Jack Lyons, Pourcher and I volunteered to go to lin-Kou from Clark AFB after spending 3 mos in the P. I. - that was in the summer of 1957.

The tour was 15 mos, but that was extened when the fake crisis occurred over Kin-Min and Matsu to 18 mos. At that time some of the others, Paul and Dave, Cliff Koppleman and Marty Danbrott opted for Germany - Poucher, Bill Bush, and Ed Bocklage and I did another tour in Taiwan.

I married my high school girlfriend in Taipei, the Lin-Kou Chaplain married us, and my daughter, Lynda was born in the MAAG compound hospital - we left for home in 1960.

I now live in San Mateo, CA -when we first arrived at Lin-Kou the road to Taipei was not paved, we rode to town in six-by's covered with red dust - the old Japanese barracks had been kind of renovated so troops were moved out of tents and into them - work crews were called 'tricks' and we worked a three on three off shift - we shared the place with the ASA who had a real E. M. club, which we used as well as our own tiny one room Airmen's club with one dime slot machine and a jukebox - Oh, Bill Buckholtz brought his wife Peach over, and the two of them lived in an apt upstairs from my wife and I. Bill had a red motor scooter and we had some great times at club 63 - Bill stayed in, became a full colonel and retired, now lives in San Antonio. those were the days my friend.

Name: James R. McCaulla, Jr.
City & State: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: 09/03/2013
Time: 13:17
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Comments: My name is James R (Mac) McCaulla, Jr. I live in Taipei, Taiwan. I served at SLK, Taiwan from 7/1969 to 7/1971. My AFSC was 203x1. I worked on Able Flight. Please add me to your Personnel Roster and Mailing List. Thanks,

James R.McCaulla, Jr.

Name: Bill L. Tidwell
City & State: Garland, TX
Date: 08/14/2013
Time: 2247
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Comments: My name is Bill L Tidwell and I was assigned to the 6987th from June 1962 until Sept 1963 as a Cryptographic Operator. My current city is Garland, Texas.
Thank you

Bill Larry Tidwell

Name: Laura Hall
City & State:
Date: 08/09/2013
Time: 0941
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Comments: My father, Dr. Russell R. Lunstrum, Jr., was Chief of Keesler's Eye Clinic at the hospital for 30 years. My brother (killed by a drunk driver) was adopted while we were stationed at Keesler. The story was that his birth father was an international student (Iranian??) there for pilot training. I know the birth father would have been at Keesler in October of 1958 as my brother was born June 6, 1959. I was wondering if the pilots there for training went through the Morse training too or if it was another group. Also...what bases or countries did these international pilots come from at that time? Are there pictures of the pilots like there is for the Morse school? My brother has a son who wants to know what his genetic background is and is the reason that I am trying to find out any history or information I can. Please email me at lhall@elp.rr.com if you can clear any of this up for me! Thanks!

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