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Name: Gage Parrish
City & State: Monument, CO
Date: 04/05/2017
Time: 17:23
Referred By:
Comments: Hi. My name is Gage Parrish and I was stationed at Shu Linkou Air Station in the 6987th from Apr 1974 until Apr 1976. My wife, Mary (Schonhardt) Parrish was also stationed there from Oct 1974 until Apr 1976. We were both 20330's in Easy Flt and lived down in Tian Mu on Tian Mu San Lu in a fourth floor apartment. Our first of four children, Matt, was born in the Naval Hospital in Tian Mu. We lived in Las Vegas (my hometown) from 1978 until 2015 and moved to Monument, Colorado in July 2015.

Thanks


Name: Terry Ricchiardi
City & State: Gretna, NE
Date: 03/24/2017
Time: 13:25
Referred By:
Comments: Hi my name is Terry Ricchiardi. Please add me to your personnel roster. I entered the Air Force in February 1966 from Carlinville, Illinois. I now reside in Gretna, NE. I attended training at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS from March 1966 thru October 1966. I am attaching a photo of my graduation class. I am pictued in the photo, second row, second from the end. I was stationed at Shu Lin Kou from November 1966 thru February 1968 as a Morse Code Intercept Operator on Baker light. I was also part of the 1967 Shu Lin Kou softball championship team. I remember the great times that we all had and this was definitely the best experience that I had in all my time in the Air Force. You also could not beat the great chow hall that we had. Just about as good as Mom's cooking back home. From Shu Lin Kou, I was sent to Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE from March 1968 thru November 1969. I am really glad that I found this site.

Thanks,

Terry Lee Ricchiardi

Name: Robert Barton
City & State: Dunnellon, FL
Date: 02/25/2017
Time: 20:11
Referred By:
Comments:Name is Robert Barton and I was a 20250 Radio Intercept Analyst. I was stationed at Shu Linkou from Jan 1961 until April 1962. I worked a rotating shift. I think it was 2 days then 2 evenings and then 2 midnight shifts and then two days off. I currently am retired and live in Dunnellon, FLORIDA. After Shu Linkou I was assigned to the Air Force Special Communications Center at HQ USAFSS in Kelly AFB in San Antonio, TX. from there I re-enlisted for a 30331 ATC RADAR REPAIRMAN school at Keesler. From there I was sent to Dow AFB in Bangor, Maine. I was discharged from there

After my discharge I worked in Radio and TV before the FAA hired me as an ATC radar techician. I ended my career as an instuctor at the FAA Academy in OKC. I also worked for them after retirement as a government contractor.

Name: Mark Ruzyla
City & State:
Date: 01/29/2017
Time: 18:05
Referred By:
Comments: My name is Mark Ruzyla. I was at SLK from Jan. '74 to Aug. 75 as a 203 (Viet) after having spent a year at NKP (6908th).

Then retrained into Mandarin and went tote 90th. Retired as a MSgt in 1991. Please add my name to your personnel roster.

Name: Roger Swift
City & State: Texas
Date: 01/01/2017
Time: 07:46
Referred By:
Comments: Please refresh my antique memory. The 6987th was in Formosa wasn't it?

Because of my health and being confined to an electric wheelchair, I have to drive to anything that I want to attend, like the reunion for the 6994th S.S. that I went to in San Angelo, Tx this past Sept. while you were having your annual dinner. So, the next time you have something going on in Texas, please let me know and maybe I will be able to attend it. Texas is my home, and about as far as I am able to travel

Thanks, Roger Swift

P.S. I was up on the hill in Formosa in 1957 and 1958.

Name: Daniel Gallington
City & State:
Date: 12/29/2016
Time: 21:22
Referred By:
Comments: Was stationed at USTDC (J-7), '73-'75 and visited SLK monthly as part of my duties. Fondly remember the Mess Hall, always voted the best in the AF!

Daniel Gallington
Col USAF (Ret.)

Name: Steve Engel
City & State: Mount Angel, OR
Date: 12/20/2016
Time: 13:56
Referred By:
Comments: Just dropping in to register on your site and to be included in roster. I was a 203 (Chinese) serving at Linkou from January 1968 to August, 1969. Arrived at 6987th from 6924th (Danang) just a couple weeks before the commercial plane crash occurred right below the base.

Steve Engel
Mount Angel, OR

Name: Roger Ferris
City & State: Danbury, CT
Date: 12/07/2016
Time: 15:25
Referred By:
Comments: The 6987th was my second tour. I served from October 1968 to February 1970 and worked RFP for several months before the x2 position transferred from the Army to the Air Force. I worked Baker Flight to the end of my tour/enlistment.

Name: Robert Thompson
City & State: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: 10/07/2016
Time: 07:55
Referred By:
Comments: Please add my name to your members' list. I was at Shu Lin Kou as a 203 from April 1964 to August 1965 with a three month TDY to the 6937th in Bangkok in the middle. After spending my first two months at a remote site called Houkeng, I was assigned to Able Flight under Carlton "Cully" Dommissee and then Boyd Worley after I returned from Bangkok.

I signed up to go back to Yale for intermediate Chinese but ended up at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, CA after the program moved there. Was assigned to JSPC at Torii station in Okinawa from late 1966 to mid-1969, then spent the rest of my enlistment as an instructor at goodfellow from June 1969 to May 1971.

I enjoyed my time in Taiwain so much that I returned here in 1980 to teach English and have spent over 25 years here off and on since then. My wife and my youngest son and I live in Taipei near the CKS memorial. Look me up if you are ever in Taipei.

Robert Thompson

Name: James F Riggins
City & State: Chester, MD
Date: 09/01/2016
Time: 10:30
Referred By:
Comments: James F Riggins
Chester, MD 21619
Stationed there from Nov 1970 - Feb 1972
Charlie Flight with Rick Highberg, Paul D. Shell, Russ Baker, etc.

Name: Jim St. John
City & State: Dover Plains, NY
Date: 07/08/2016
Time: 10:56
Referred By:
Comments: Stationed there from 05/68 until 08/69

Name: Tom A. Richardson
City & State: Greensboro, GA
Date: 07/08/2016
Time: 10:19
Referred By:
Comments: My name is Tom A. Richardson and I served at Shu Linkou (6987th) from 1964 to Jauary 1966.

My AFSC was 20250. I was transferred to Taiwan from Darmstadt, Germany (6910th) as part of the 2T program with the temporary rank of E5. I was discharged Jauary 1966. My Hometown is Newark, OH.

Name: Stan Brandenburg
City & State: Highland Village, TX
Date: 06/07/2016
Time: 12:07
Referred By:
Comments: Please add me to the Personnel Roster. I was a 202 in Shu Lin Kou from September 1969 thru December 1970 on Able Flight.

I lived a charmed life in the Air Force. I did my Basic in Amarillo. During "the what do you want to do in the Air Force" briefing in basic, I asked the Sergeant what a Radio Intercept Analyst was. He said it was some sort of secret shit that they wouldn't tell him about. I had the test score and it sounded good to me. From there I went to Goodfellow, probably the most relaxed tech school in the entire Air Force. The barracks were the WWII wooden, open bay style separated by wall lockers. The latrine had walls separating the toilets but no doors, you could hand TP to the guy in front of you. The First Sergeant did a walk-thru inspection on Monday morning and if the trash was gone, floor swept, latrine clean, and water from the weekend fire extinguisher fights dried, it was all good. Morning formation to march to school was more of a mob sleepily stumbling along. I had typing in high school so after a few weeks I had the afternoon off. I had KP once maybe twice, I think there was one parade formation on the runway for a Change of Command ceremony. From there to Karamursel for 18 months of more great duty in the TTY shop in the back with great operators. Then to Shu Lin Kou, it just kept getting better. Best chow hall in the Pacific.

My uncle was First Sergeant at Taipei Air Station so I spent considerable time with them and in the bar at the bus stop. On one mid-shift the 292's had a new guy on his first night shift, they tore off the top sheet of a multi ply roll of TTY paper so it looked like the carbon was on top. They convinced him to unroll the paper and re-order it with a hard copy on top. After rolling it out, up and down between the racks, about 05:30, they told him to pick it up and put it into burn bags. One other night we used the TTY's to convince a new 292 guy that he had been re-assigned to a special collection flight in a C-141 over the mainland. Fun and games on sloooow mids. I got my E-5 in Shu Lin Kou a couple months before my PCS and a 6 month early out. Why oh why did I do that?

Name: John Hill
City & State: Mt. Sterling, KY
Date: 06/01/2016
Time: 08:53
Referred By:
Comments: I served in the 6987th from late 1970 to early 1972 as a 202. I worked days with Steve Edwards and Joe Kotchka. It was a great place to be for fifteen months. This was my second assignment. My first tour was at Karamursel, where I was on Dawg Flight.

I lived mostly in a variety of apartments in downtown Taipei. I often would ride up the hill with Steve Edwards, who owned a Datsun. I spent many evenings in the San Francisco Club and the Linkou Club. Afterwards, I would stop by a "Hoe-Joes" for a bag of gortiyea (sorry about the spelling) to take home.

I would like to be included on the Personnel Roster and Mailing list. I currently live in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. I was a 202 on both my tours and I was in the 6987th from late 1970 through early 1972.

Many Thanks,

John R. Hill

Name: Jim Nagele
City & State: Hatfield, PA
Date: 05/09/2016
Time: 15:18
Referred By:
Comments: I schooled at Goodfellow AFB as a 202 and chose Linkou first on my dream sheet and got it. Arrived in February 1966 and left in May 67.

Had a great time watching new officers push back too far in their chairs and fall into the black marble koi pool in the chow hall. Also had to leave someone at the table when we went to the milkshake bar or else the food would be gone when we got back. When we first got there we were in the Quonset huts but moved into the Able Flight new barracks shortly after. They had sliding typhoon shutters on the inside.

I had a band while there and have attached a photo for you. We were the house band at the NCO club and played all clubs downtown. Our record went to #1 supported by AFNT. We played the Ambassador and were opening act for all US touring groups including The Ventures and Al Alberts of the Four Seasons. The airmens club was run at the time by Ellen Dalowitz and the Tea Patch was our practice place. I was a regular on the dime slot at the NCO club (Airmen were associate members).

photo of band



Coming back to the states I was at Fort Meade until discharge in late 68. Rode in a Blue Bird Hack many times on what seemed to be a forever and sometimes scary ride down that "hill". Can't believe the base is gone and Linkou is now a city with an expressway. Feel like a part of me is dead. I have plenty more and boxes full of photos......................Jim

Name: Al Fox
City & State: Livonia, MI
Date: 04/23/2016
Time: 13:51
Referred By:
Comments: I was a 202 in the 6987th stationed at JSPC Kadena, Okinawa (JSPC at Torii Station) - 1968-1969 and Shu Linkou Air Station Taiwan 1969-1971, Baker Flight,

Alan Fox - "Hou Li"

Livonia, MI
alanfox@hotmail.com

Name: Alfred L. Potoeski
City & State: Lakewood, WA
Date: 03/24/2016
Time: 22:57
Referred By:
Comments: I was a 293x1 then it was changed to 292x1. Sta at Linkou from 01/1958 thru 11/1961. Spent most of that time working for the NSG det. Did a lot of growing up during that time frame.
Units: Det 1 6925th, 6910th, 6924th, and of course, Linkou. I hit the 7 year limit while statoned in Darmstadt and was sent to the 6940th, San Angelo (my first remote tour). I left command in 12/68 and retrained into the 1st Sgts AFSC.
I put in 30 years and retirred with 19 yrs 3 mos as a 1st Sgt. Secutity service prepared me for that duty.
Would like to be added to your roster. The site is to die for. Brings back good memories. Well done
Personal info. Alfre Potoeski, 29271
linkoite@aol.com
Lakewood, WA

Name: Gary Millette
City & State:
Date: 02/29/2016
Time: 18:23
Referred By:
Comments: I was at Shu Linkou from Jan or Feb 1971 to the end of May 1972. I was a 202 and work days in the quality analysis section. Paul Shell was my supervisor. I was downtown the first night I was there and I think I only spent 4 or 5 nights in the dorm during my whole tour. I got an apartment in Jiantan with a girl I met and married and never loooked back. I remember working with Jim Grusecki on creating the plexiglass back screen plotting map. Jim was the force behind this project and did most of the work. I only helped out when I was bored with the day to day work. I also remember Jim convincing me to buy a Datsun 240z. He was on his second one when I arrived there. He smashed up the first one racing up the mountain and I think he had an accident or two with his new one too. I also remember Steve Edwards who worked in the data reduction area with Sam Garafalo. I remember the wheels getting stolen off of Steve's car twice. He said he woke up in the morning and his car was on blocks. He had a Datsun car that was very very similar to the ones the taxi drivers used. I think it was a Datsun 510. I also remember Steve telling me the story about the store that was across the street from his apartment in Jiantan. He had a pellet gun and shot into the rice barrel a couple of times. He said the store owner thought it was a ghost that made his rice jump up in the air. I also remember Herb Bogue who also worked in the day shop. On my second tour in Taiwan down island at CCK in 1974 I remember running into Herb at Sung San airport picking up some new recruits for Shu Linkou. He was then the First Sgt for the 6987th. I think he became a First Sgt so he could stay at Taiwan as long as possible. The military always seemed to want to move people along after they had been at a location too long. If I had my way I would have spent my entire military career in Taiwan.

Name: Dewey R, Williams
City & State: Deland, FL
Date: 01/24/2016
Time: 09:55
Referred By:
Comments: Please add me to the Roster.

I was stationed at the 6987th, Shu Lin Kou, 1963 - 1965 as a 20330/20350. Boyd Worley was my Flight Chief. We worked a rotating shift assignment, 3 days, 3 mids, 3 graveyards, and 2½ days off. Really loved the midnight meals at the mess. Steak, eggs, and potatoes. Yow! This was a most memorable duty, and I recall the time favorably. I attended the Far Eastern Language Institute at Indiana University for my training. Being a Florida native, I got to see my first snow in Bloomington. Saw more than I wanted. My memory, after a recent stroke, is a little fuzzy on my classmates at IU, but I remember some names and faces attending IU with me. Master Sergeant Alsobrook, who took time to train a few of us in the art of Sho Du Kan Karate at Goodfellow. Then there was Mike Underwood, David Suing, John Leonard, David Trickett, Tom Ford, and a few more whose names escape me at this time.

If only I could go back to those times.....

Name: Richard Wire
City & State:
Date: 11/29/2015
Time: 23:37
Referred By:
Comments: My name is Richard Wire. My AFSC was 203 (208). I don't remember what flight I was on but in 1976, it was Richard Arent's flight (he was NCOIC of that flight.)

Name: John Ortis
City & State:
Date: 11/26/2015
Time: 15:22
Referred By:
Comments: Stationed at Shu Lin Kou Jan '70 to Apr '71, I was an X1 on Able Flight. Had previously served at the 6917th (San Vito) from 1/68 to 5/69, then got cross trained as an X2 at Goodfellow. Went to the 6993rd at Kelly but chose to go to Lin Kou rather than tolerate the boredom of the 93rd.

Found the site purely by accident - happened to think about the guys I served with and let Google do the rest. Amazing what shit falls out of the sky. Had great friends while at Lin Kou, ran town like a wild man, and parts of me hated to leave. However, was ready to get back to the world and move on. Have browsed the site and saw familiar faces and places.

Please add me to the Roster - hoping to reconnect with friends of long ago. Always thought I'd want to revisit Lin Kou, Taipei, etc. but warrants may still be outstanding from stuff I did and things I broke.

Give me a shout, somebody, anybody.

Name: Larry Anderson
City & State: Rocky Mount, VA
Date: 10/19/2015
Time: 19:36
Referred By:
Comments: Stationed at Shu Lin Kou Jan '75 to Jan '77, 64550 in Base Supply. Enjoyed working and living with the locals. Coached women's base softball and basketball. Thanks to talented players, we won both titles. Left just when the new AFNT station was getting going, but could not stop delivery of the new incinerator. Great bunch of folks from all services. The passing of Gemo sure slowed down the action on the island for a few days.

I was a SSgt then, and retired as a MSgt, Also knew folks like CMS Harold (Top) Wolder, Dean Goglin, Ray Money (Finance), Charlie Milsap and the members of the band that played at the NCO club . Hope knowing Ray and Charlie don't get me black-balled.

Also lived a house in Tien Mou, just past the tree. Was there on an accompanied tour, and my then wife played on both the basketbal and softball teams (pitcher).

Name: Neal D. Novotny
City & State: Foster City, CA
Date: 10/10/2015
Time: 21:36
Referred By: no one (served at Shu Linkou 1971 to 1973
Comments: Hello everyone. Glad to have found this site.

I would like to be listed in your roster. I served at Shu Lin Kou from April, 1971 to April, 1973 and really enjoyed my time there. I was Chinese Mandarin linguist on Able flight the whole time.

I remember some of the people on this list, and see a couple people with whom I played sports on the Devil Dog base teams: football - with Denzel (Denny) J Sells [+Doc Blaser, Charlie Porter, Andy Wells, Ron Robbins, Mike Noe, Paul Redhead, Jackie Sharp, etc.], island-wide champs '71 + '72.

Fast pitch softball -- with Sam T Hargrave [+Ken Dick, Dale Day, Arnie Hayes, Jerry Richardson, John Clarson, etc.] league champs '72.
Please let me know if there is anything else I need to door if there's more information I should provide.

Thank You,
--
Neal Novotny
Foster City, CA | ph. 408-916-7630 | nnovotny@gmail.com
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/nnovotny

Name: Brian McBride
City & State:
Date: 10/04//2015
Time: 18:29
Referred By:
Comments: I would like to be listed in your roster. I served at SLK from Feb 1971 to Jan. 1 1972. I was Vietnamese linguist on Baker flight the whole time. I was cut short to be sent to NKP Thailand. I didn't realize what good duty I had until I spent a yrar at NKP. Since it was against regs for single airmen to live off base I didn't but I frequently stayed downtown in a friendly apt. Nights at the Flamingo Club or the 63 club. Last night was New Year's Eve. Almost missed flight and couldn't change contacts. After that I couldn't wear contacts ever again.

Name: Joe Jacobson
City & State: Apache Junction, AZ
Date: 09/21//2015
Time: 09:08
Referred By:
Comments: I was at Linkou from 08/60 to 12/61. Got home on leave a day after the holidays. In those times, if one extended over there, you could raise in rank to E-4, staff. Also they were looking for volunteers to go further east for 6 months, but didn't tell you where? Imagine it was Viet Nam as it turns out. Anyway I went back to the states and finished out at Kelly AFB until discharge in 09/62. Went back to Minnesota after my service time. Looking back all these years later, staying for 20 wouldn't have been a bad idea with the cost of health insurance and all and also the retirement income. I remember the Linkou Beautification program ( helped plant trees on days off as mandated) and talked about on the web site and also some other discussions about happepnings during that time. I don't remember the number of my flight assignment and only in the last couple of years, shredded all my travel orders. Prior to Linkou, I was in Pakistan from 07/59 to 07/60 and of course became Airman First Class for volunteering to go to Taiwan. We currently live in Apache Junction, AZ.

Name: Robert E. Hale
City & State: Howe, TX
Date: 09/10//2015
Time: 11:19
Referred By:
Comments: Good Morning. My name is Robert E. Hale. I served at Link'ou from February of 1966 to May of 1967 and again from May of 1968 to July of 1970. I was a Staff Sergeant 20270 specializing in bombers/transports. I worked shift work. During my first tour I believe I was assigned to Delta Flight and during my second tour to Charlie Flight. During my second tour I also worked on Special Projects and Operations. My flight NCOIC was Master Sergeant Fred Sweetman. Beyond that I can't remember anything to share except for specific incidents, which I'm assuming are still classified.

I enlisted at Providence, Rhode Island. I currently live in Howe, Texas.

I would also like to know where I can find out information regarding unit awards that were given to the 6987th during my times there.

Please reply to let me know you've received this.
Thank you.

Bob Hale.

Name: Larry Sullivan
City & State: Baytown, TX
Date: 08/10/2015
Time: 13:30
Referred By:
Comments: I was a 20351 with the 6987th RSM from October 1959 through February 1961. Arrived on the heels of a typhoon in a MAC-chartered DC-6 with the right inboard engine dead for the last few hours of the trip from clark AFB to Taipei. It was pouring rain and the staff car they sent to pick me up had the right-front vent pane broken out. We left the city and headed up a paved road - and then made a right turn and drove through the river bed (the bnridge was not finished.) They dropped me off at the barracks, which turned out to be a quonset hut, and I thought I was in for 15 months of misery. Boy, was I wrong. The photos bring back a lot of fond memories. I was discharged when I went back to "the land of the big PX" and put in a couple years of college, then got married and re-enlisted (in that order.) Ended up with a tour with the 6937th RSM in Peshawar - and that lived up to my original expectations of the Taiwan tour. However, since there wasn't much to do in Peshawar when off-shift, I managed to qualify for the AECP, which got me a BS degree from Oklahoma State and a shiny brass bar on my shoulder. Put in 15 more years, with tours at Ft. Meade, Kirtland AFB and Cape Kennedy and retired as a Major. 23 years in all, almost all of them serving with good people, doing interesting work.

Name: Pat Kirol
City & State: Washington
Date: 08/04/2015
Time: 17:26
Referred By:
Comments: Hi. I was at Linkou (1966-1969 worked swings in the analysis shop, then baker flt 202, then training nco 20250, then Air Police then supply).

Went to Taiwan in 1966 after some leave time at home. Had to fly a C121 from the East Coast to Seattle. The backwards seats messed up my sense of direction for years. I was like a compass turned into a blob of inneffective directionless iron filings.

I enjoy your web site and realy liked the job at Lin Kou. I went to college ( majored in Asian Studies and Chinese) after my tour in Taiwan, then Joined the Army, stationed in Korea, then Ft. Bragg, then went to Korea as a International Relations Specialist, now retired living in Washington State.

VR
Pat Kirol

Name: John Lieberman
City & State: Shreveport, LA
Date: 07/28/2015
Time: 02:30
Referred By:
Comments: Please add me to your Personnel Roster. I was stationed at Shu Lin Kou in 1972-73 as a Morse Systems Operator (292xx and then 207xx) and was assigned to Able Flight

I was transferred to the 6987th when the 6918th at Hakata, Japan, closed. I lived in a two-bedroom apartment in Tien Mou with my then-wife. My former barracks-mate from my first few months at Hakata, Frank "Smitty" Smith, "rented" our second bedroom. From the 6987th, I went to the 6993rd in San Antonio and then got out of the Air Force in 1974 to begin what turned out to be a 41-year career in radio news, using the air name of "John Lee." I retired from radio September 15, 2014. I'm currently living in Shreveport, LA, where I've been since June of 1977.

John Lieberman

Name: Denzel J. Sells
City & State: Wyle, TX
Date: 07/21/2015
Time: 02:50
Referred By:
Comments: I would like to be added to the personnel roster. I served on LinKou from 9/69 to 3/72 in the security police group. Great tour, married a great girl from there, 44 years now. Have been back to many times to count, always enjoy. I see several people on the list I remember and at least one I played basketball and football with (Sam Dairyko). I currently live in Wyle, Texas.

Name: Gerald "Jerry" Hebert
City & State: Elk Grove, CA
Date: 06/01/2015
Time: 21:22
Referred By: Mike Dick
Comments: Hello and best wishes to all.

I would like to be added to the Personnel roster for the 6987th. Served 2 tours in the Radio Maintenance Section. October 1965 to December 1966 from there I took a consecutive tour to the 6924th. I returned to the hill in October 1973 and served through October 1975. Would go back in a minute. Married a local Taipei girl in 1967 after the Vietnam mistake. We are about to celebrate our 48th anniversary. And they said it wouldn't last! She is still the light of my life.

My first Assignment was to Tuslog Det 3-2 at lovely Samsun Turkey and a good friend (Jerry Falls) and I took consecutive tours to the 6910th at Darmstadt. I did not know beer could be so good!

I have returned several times to Taiwan and the place is beyond belief! Traffic is relatively civilized and the Public Transportation puts us to shame. The High speed rail is great, but I don't think I would care to be a rider during an earthquake.
g.hebert@comcast.net

Name: Lawrence "Larry" Marsala
City & State: Phoenix, AZ
Date: 05/30/2015
Time: 15:44
Referred By:
Comments: Greetings,

Please put me in the roster...
30454 Ground Radio Electronics. I was trained on one of those "special" pieces of equipment there. I went where the equipment went. So When the mission moved I followed it the the Philippines, then they moved it to Osan and I went there.

Osan gave me a choice I could "volunteer" for the remote or get sent on a TDY of a undisclosed length "ie forever". In any case I was going so I volunteered for the remote and got base of preference far after the assignment. Since my equipment mission was "special" all the rules could be over ridden because it was mission essential.
I had lots of fun at the shooting matches at the Rod and Gun club. Shoot skeet and lots of practice with my 30.06. We had great awards parties in Beitou.

1976-1977

I worked rotating shift schedule so worked with all flights.
I am now in Phoenix arizona. Today I am using all that great training to hunt illegal poachers and help non profits like Sea Shepherd as Comms Officer.

Thanks to all who served Freedom Thru Vigilance.

Name: Don Steltz
City & State:
Date: 05/23/2015
Time: 21:14
Referred By:
Comments: I was TDY to the 6987th a number of times while assigned to 6922 in Okinawa in 1963-64. I was A2C, 64650, Unit Supply, working on upgrading the warehouse. Every time I was there I was amazed by the Food served in the Mess Hall. I had never seen steak and lobster served in an AF Mess. I was also assigned to the 6908th NKP, Materiel Control 1973-74 and 6993rd Kelly AB as 1st Sgt, 1974-1978.

Don Steltz, SMSgt (Ret) USAF

Name: Larry Sommers
City & State: Madison, WI
Date: 05/10/2015
Time: 20:34
Referred By:
Comments: Hello

I would like to be added to your Personnel Roster. I served at Shu Linkou AS with the 6987th Scty Gp April, 1967 to April, 1968. Was a 20351MB, in the RT section of Baker light. Our section leader was SSgt. Al Brown. I have many fond memories of service on Taiwan. Went from there to the 6990th on Okinawa, on airborne status.

I remember a few of the guys listed on the Personnel Roster. Dixe Dugan (RIP) and Bob Gee, among others. I notice Ed Flashpoehler, with whom I later served on Okinawa, served in the 6987th three or four years beore I was there.

Wishing happy memories and smooth sailing to my fellow USAFFS alumni worldwide.

Larry Sommers
438 Hilltop Drive
Madison, WI 53711-1212

608-238-7731
larryfsommers@gmail.com

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