Subject: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #132
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 08:01:53 -0400
MAIL-call - PRESERVING FORGOTTEN MEMORIES
This newsletter is intended only for the use of the ASA TURKEY Veteran's. If you are not an intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender immediately. Comments or submissions to the DAYS OF OUR LIVES are most welcome. I will respond to all e-mails and will assist whenever needed, but reserve the right to edit for content and clarity and welcome any errors that may appear herein. Whether you choose to share your BIO is a personal choice. However, information not shared is the same as information lost. Keep in mind that the Internet is a universe unto itself and is a dang near veritable hell-hole filled with scams, scam artists, frauds, thieves, and greedy people, etc. In the old days, back when mail crossed the country in days, identity theft still took place. Today, e-mail crosses the country at the speed of light. The crooks do too. Your privacy is extremely important. Therefore, if you wish not to receive future DAYS OF OUR LIVES, please send that request to email@example.com. Thank you
GREEN, Elder RC (gH), DOB: 1936, RA13513638, E7, 982/98C, Det 27, 1-15MY61, Det 120, MY-JL65, Det 27, JN66-OC67 & Det 4-4, OC67-NO68, (Patty), 3094 Warren Rd., Indiana, PA 15701, 724-349-7395, firstname.lastname@example.org
KEANE, Raymond A. Jr., DOB: 1 February 1934 DOD: 18 January 1999 at Fort Gaines, Clay County, GA., SSN: 178-26-1205 issued Pennsylvania. This information is from a former Lieutenant who served at Det 4 with Ray Keane, namely Jim Mulholland
SMITH, Daniel (Danny), E4, 73B20D1 Det 4, 1971 - Death of a friend...TUSLOG Det-4 certainly holds some memories for Bill Rutecky and Cary Seidl. All three served at Tori Station in Okinawa before assignment to SINOP in 1970. Danny Smith and Bill Rutecky were roommates in Okinawa and also at Det 4. Cary Seidl and Danny each bought sailboats at Sinop from the boatyard owner named Bubba. Danny's boat was named MARTHA (in Turkish means Sea Hog). Danny was the only GI to have a Turkish girlfriend. Her father was Bubba. It was very discreet and with her family's approval. Danny was discovered missing when his Turkish girlfriend came running up to the gate one night after it was locked. She was screaming and crying that Danny had not returned from his sailing trip that day with a Turk. Despite a two week search, Danny Smith was never found, but his smashed sailboat later was found near Samsun. Danny's father was a career USAF NCO. Bill Rutecky informs that he and Danny had planned on sailing together on that fateful day, but Bill being in-charge was called to work. Cary Seidl had the unfortunate duty of assisting the Lt with inventorying and shipping his belongings to his family in Corpus Christie, TX.
THEOBALD, Richard A Det 4, 70, (Eugenia), Townsend, MA b-7NO33 d-8OC03. Info received from Dan Taylor: Richard A. Theobald, 69, a Townsend, MA resident since 1978 who had served in the military for two decades and was the former head of the Veterans organization in Townsend, died unexpectedly on 8 October 2003 at the Sunrise Childrens Hospital in Las Vegas while on vacation. He was the husband of Eugenia F. (Murphy) Theobold to whom he was married for 46 years. He was born in Sherburn, MN on 7 November 1933, the youngest of 15 children...... Mr Theobold served in the Army for more than 20 years, retiring in 1974 at the rank of Sergeant Major. He later worked as a civil servant in Indiana and at the former Fort Devens. He was a member and past commander of the Townsend VFW Post.....
NOTICE: The next DOOL (#133) will be issued on 7 November 2003
ABRIALS, Tom DOB 1936 E4 Supply
Driver Det 4, OC57-JN58 & 4-1, JN58-JA59, (Beverly),1901
Somersby Ln., VA Beach, VA 23456 757-427-3016, email@example.com Ret CW3
BERLIN, Franz DOB: 1939 RA17534092 E5 98J Det 4, 4-1 & 4-4, 62, (Peg), 300 Arundel Beach Rd., Saverna Park, MD 21146, 410-544-4833, firstname.lastname@example.org
110100Z OCT 03
DBR repeat DBR
BT BT BT BT EFTO ( ALOHA/CARIB ) BT BT BT BT
THIS IS A CHICKEN LITTLE MSG.
THIS STATION WILL BE OFF..THE..AIR FROM 151600Z OCT 03
UNTIL 050000Z NOV 03. PLEASE HOLD ALL TRAFFIC UNTIL THAT TIME.
BT BT BT BT EFTO ( ALOHA/CARIB ) BT BT BT BT
CANBY, Dave (Lunger), DOB 1945, RA, E4-E5, 98GBU, Det 27 & 4-4, DE66-23DE68, 1127 N Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806, 302-984-2882. Dave called on 4 October 2003 and we chatted for over 30 minutes about his TOUR OF ASA DUTY at Det 27 and Det 4-4. Dave is a native of Wilmington, Delaware where he enlisted in the Army. After taking the entrance tests was interviewed for the ASA and after basic was sent to Monterey and subsequently grad as a Bulgarian Linguist. Thoroughly enjoyed his TURKEY experience even though a lot of it was spent at the Clubs.
CHILDS, Rodney D. (Rocky), E4-E6, 98GRU, Det 27, SE65-JA68, 267 Misty Meadows, Menasha, WI 54952, 920-725-7073, email@example.com. Please note my MASTER ROSTER entry as above.
CRANE, Jim, 2LT-1LT, 05225154, FC, Det 27, 65-66, (Lisa), 1490 Lago Mar Dr., Viera, FL 32940, 321-242-2404, firstname.lastname@example.org - GREAT Job on "Reunion 2003". My congratulations on a job very well done. The location was great with all the amenities anyone could ever ask for, the food was great and the company was excellent. Having been only at Det 27 it was interesting to hear some of the hardships the early Det 4 personnel had to endure. We actually had it pretty good in 1965 and 1966 at Det 27. Thanks again for the passion you bring to getting us together. Hope to see you in Alabama next
year. Jim Crane
DILL, Jerry L., DOB: 1928, RA17149652, E6, 982, Det 4, AP58-AP59, MR63-MR64, (Betty), 205 Chamberlin Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80906, 719-576-6243, email@example.com, CW3,USA(Ret) Hey, good of you to call. Really enjoyed our chat. So here goes my BIO:
Jerry L. Dill, born West Point, NE. 29 June 1928. Primary MOS 982, secondary 988, 058, 981. Det 4: 4/58-4/509, 3/63-3/64. First off I want to say that it was a definite honor and privilege to know and work with all the guys and gals of ASA and NSA. Outstanding people doing truly outstanding work. The duty stations with the possible exceptiopn of Zama were all very good in their individual ways. Of course, there were a few individuals during my 21 years in ASA that I didn't have too much use for.
Very few. And then I am sure there were many who felt the same about me. Can't be helped. So after ditty-bop school at VHFS in '46, Lt. Harold Matson and I went to Monterey for the 12-month Russian language course. We were the very first class (all 10 of us) as that is all that was taught up to that time was Japanese. It was then MISLS - Military Intelligence Service Language School - changed to ALS - Army Language School -then became DLI. I made the graduation speech in Russian in Oct '47. Then to work in 'B' Bldg at the Hall. Matson and I were the first two "Monterey Mary's" in the ASA. Filipczyk and Pizurki were also in our class and joined the ASA at a later date. I re-upped in December so I could get some overseas duty. In Apr '48 Bill Wheeler, George Sentgerath, myself and a couple others got to Oji Camp. Still fairly small at that time. The Ist Sgt was Gaylord Moshure, Company CO was Capt Enright and the CO was Col Grenier. Went to work in operations as a 982/965. Was working for Bill Nechanicky when I transferred to Chitose in June '50 just 5 days before all heck broke loose in Korea. John Brown and I were the entire VI section! In Dec four more RU linguist arrived so we could then go on good 24-hour watch. They were Art Johnson, Owen Yates, Terry Myers and Bill Hummel. In July '52 1 it was back to Oji and then the 326th in Korea. April '52 back to Arlington Hall and B Bldg.
Bill Wheeler and I made Warrant in Oct '52. Had a 3-month site-survey jaunt to Germany with then Navy Lt Pierucki and Walt Deeley. Married in '54 and we were in the first contigent to move to Fort Meade in Jan '55. Back to Oji in late '55 and stateside in late '57. Got out of the Army then and spent only 2 weeks in West Virginia with wife and son and decided to go back in. Had to come back as a S/Sgt. Went to Meade and then my first Sinop tour in '58. I worked with CWO Tom Hackney, CWO Sentgerath and Sgt Jeff Riggleman--all Oji guys. Also Burt Slesinger was in operations. That incident with putting the cow in the "O" club Xmas eve involved several cases of beer, all afternoon trying to catch the darn animal. Tied a bottle of Jack Daniels around it's neck and that was our present to the Det 4 officers! My roommates were Joe Sprague (058 trick chief) and Steve Gallagher (admin and ran the club). I recall Gimp quite well. When Joe was on 3-day break, he and Gimp would have their howling duets at 4 in the morning in the back of our tent. Then there was "GI Joe" and Ufuk who worked at the club. Nazbi the barber and Nato the tailor downtown. Ali's restaurant down by the dock. GI Joe and his dad had a small souvenier/gift shop downtown. Joe Sprague and I made it down to Ankara a couple times after our dentures 'accidently' broke. I recall the Imperial Otel, Ankara Tsirkus, Otel Berlin, Yeni bar and a few other interesting places. Meade in '59 and Zama in '60. Not too smashing. Devens in '61 and Sinop in '63. Devens again in '64. The opportunity came up to attend a 9-month advanced RU course at DLI so I jumped at it. Made for a good twillght tour and I retired there in 4/66 as a CW3. I was an E7, but my highest rank was W3. The last 4 months I was in, I tended bar on Alvarado street downtown. Also divorced that year and wife and 2 sons took off for West Va. I went to Fremont, Nebraska. Did various odd jobs---ran the vet's club, dug graves, sales and tended bar. That went on for 6 years and my new wife (Betty) and I moved to Colorado Springs. Best thing we could have done. This is really a wonderful place, especially for retired military people Five different bases so a good choice of all the facilities. So now this---I quit drinking (really and for good) in March 1975 and darned if in June 1975 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis! I immedately applied for Soc Security and VA benefits. Social Security came thru in about 5 months and VA awarded me 100% service-connected disabillity in April of 1976. VA has really been good to me with the many benefits. My MS was traced back to February 1958 when I spent 2 weeks in Walter Reed and the first symptons showed up. I waived retired pay to draw VA comp which is much more and non-taxable. I have no complaints and all-in-all we are just as happy and content as could be, Between us there are 4 kids, 10 G-kids and so far there are 4 G-G-kids. All are doing fine. We are really enjoying our life and family. This is it and I hope you haven' t been too bored. My warmest regards to ASA. Jerry Dill
[[If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain]]
DRAKE, Clay, DOB 1938, RA14695245, E3, 721/722, Det 4, AU59-AU60, (Connie), 1318 E Queen St., Pendleton, SC 29670, 864-646-6449, firstname.lastname@example.org (dsl). Contacted on 28 September 2003. Had very interesting conversation with Clay who promised to write a BIO for the DOOL.
DUBICKI, Walter L., E5, 058/9 Trick Chief #1, Det 27, DE61-JN63, (Beverly), 6701 Tamarind Ct., Louisville, KY 40219, 502-969-1534, email@example.com -Guys, Gals, Grunts, Swabbies, Airdales, Doggies etc........ I only know one thing about the service personal I see and have known.
We all missed home, our loved ones, and friends.
We all sacrificed for our brethren and country.
We all wore the uniform with Pride and a sense of Honor.
Some of us were in combat.
Some of us broke nails on a teletype.
Some of us got sweaty in the mess.
Some of us had easy living.
Some of us lived in dirt.
Our common tie is that we were service personal and no matter what conditions we served in, we are comrades in arms, and I respect any one that took time out of civilian life to serve. We are the persons We have become because of all of us. May God always bless America, and may all uniformed and non uniformed personal know in there heart that they have served in the common good for all mankind no matter what there MOS.
GAMBLE, Leslie B. Jr., (Buzz), DOB 1946, RA13845054 E5, 05K30, Det 27, JA66-JN67, (Linda), 248 Walkers Mill Rd., Bethel, ME 04217, 207-824-3060, firstname.lastname@example.org. [edited] Last spring my computer crashed and I lost all my email addresses, so I had to build them back up via http://dool-1.tripod.com. We had intentions of attending the 2002 ASA Turkey reunion at Hershey, but had to take our oldest daugther to college. Will try to think of some items prior to my leaving Turkey and email them to you for inclusion in the DOOL's. Buzz
GARLAND, Noel, Not in Turkey, but a loyal contributer to the DOOL's
P-38 ---The Army's Best Invention.
The Subsistence Research
Laboratory in Chicago developed it in just 30 days in the summer
of 1942. When soldiers had C-rations, the P-38 was your access to
food; that made it the hierarchy of needs. Soldiers discovered it
was the tool acquired its name from the 38 punctures required to
open a C-ration can, and from the boast that it performed with
the speed of the World War II P-38 fighter plane. Never in its
52-year history has it been known to break, rust, need sharpening
or polishing. The P-38 was an extremely simple, lightweight,
multipurpose tool. In warfare, the simpler something is and the
easier access it has, the more you're going to use it. The P-38
had all of those things going for it. The P-38 is one of those
tools you keep and never want to get rid of because I can use it
as a screwdriver, knife, anything. Perhaps that is why many
soldiers, past and present, regard the P-38 C-ration can opener
as the Army's best invention. C-rations have long since been
replaced with the more convenient Meals, Ready to Eat, but the
fame of the P-38 persists, thanks to the many uses stemming from
the unique blend of ingenuity and creativity all soldiers seem to
have. The feelings veterans have for the P-38 isn't hard to
understand. They hang on to it for years; it's very hard to give
it up. That's why people keep their P-38 just like they do their
dog tags. ... It means a lot. It's become part of them. They
remember field problems, jumping at 3 a.m. and moving out. A P-38
has a person reliving all the adventures that came with
soldiering in the armed forces. Yes, the P-38 opened cans, but it
did much more. Any soldier will tell you that.
GLUBKA, Roger A., (Butch), DOB: 1944, E1-E3-E1, 72B, Det 27, FE64-JL65, (CW3
Michelle), 7353A Ireland Cir., El Paso, TX 79930, 915-562-9560,
FOR YOU TRIVIA BUFFS! YEAR OF 1903: The year is 1903, one hundred years ago
... what a difference a century makes.
Here are the US statistics for 1903....
The average life expectancy in the US was forty-seven (47).
Only 14 Percent of the homes in the US had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million residents, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.
The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500
per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000.
More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.
Sugar cost 4 cents a pound. Eggs were 14 cents a dozen. Coffee cost 15 cents a pound.
Most women only washed their hair once a month and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
The 5 leading causes of death in the US were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.
The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was 30.
Canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented.
There were no Mother's Day or Father's Day.
One in ten US adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
Eighteen percent of households in the US had at least one full-time servant or domestic.
There were only about 230 reported murders in the entire US.
Just think what it will be like in another 100 years from now. It boggles the mind..........
HEY, Joseph W., (Joe) E3-E5, 058, Det 27,
66-67, 1532 W Ridge St., Marquette, MI 49855, 906-226-9562, email@example.com.
Note new address and email. For those who served at Det 27 from
1966 until its closure in June 1968 and remember the FOCK ROCK it
was Joe Hey, Pat Campbell,
George Ingram, Buzz Wyke, all 058's, and a couple others were the
original painters of the FOCK Rock. Later, others joined in the
painting, etc until it was jackhammered to bits by the Turks. One
of Joe Hey's follower's was none other than Patrick (Pat)
Campbell, a thorough 058 who, at times, was the object of pranks,
etc by the other 058's on his trick. It seems that once on a
mid-nite shift Pat's RMC assigned net was particulary busy
sending lengthy messages and the Russian operator got tired and
started sending in cleartext some-thing to the effect that he
wanted to know how the morse code operators at Site 23 were able
to copy him. This completely freaked Campbell out. How in the
H... did he know about Site 23? and besides the COLD WAR was a
threat that everyone was aware of. Anyway, Pat Campbell jumped
up, threw his head-sets down and stormed out of operations
without saying a word to anyone. He was too young to die and he
knew that he was copying the 104th Guards Airborne Division
command net and the other 058's on his trick kept reminding him
that a company of paratroopers of the 104th would probably drop
onto the Operations building roof and that he should make sure
that his copy was accurate and not FUBAR. The trick chief took
over and after the net had signed down, got to reviewing
Campbell's work and was dumbfounded at what Campbell had copied.
Any of you TA'ers out there recall this???
Joe Hey swears that it DID happen, but admits that later on he DID pull a prank(s) on Pat Campbell. Pat kept telling everyone what he had copied and it was making him a nervous wreck, mid after mid, listening to the same key and hoping that he would not get anymore cleartext. It didn't take Joe Hey very long to figure out a prank that would send Campbell on another bonkers buster. Joe related to me that he got a maintenance man to show him how to hook up a transmitter key in the back of a console. Well, on a slow mid-nite shift when Campbell's net was not up, Joe finds the callsigns for the 104th net and got into the back of Campbell's console and hooked up the key and immediately started sending the control stations call-sign's to one of its outstations plus the usual QSA IMI's, etc and, of course, Pat Campbell was tuned into the predicted frequency. Immdiately Pat came alive and started copying the signal. He immediately knew that it was not the fist that he was familiar with and noted such in the right hand margin. After several minutes Hey started sending in cleartext: "I know who you are. Your name is Pat Campbell and I won't forget you." or something similar. Needless to say, Pat Campbell became hysterical and jumped out of his seat yelling at the top of his voice for everyone to come and see what he had copied. Everyone else knew that he had been set up.
HATHAWAY, Milton C., (Milt), DOB: 1941, RA16639328, PFC-SP5, 059 Det 27, 60-62, 33924 Klein Rd., Fraser, MI 48026, 586-285-1894, firstname.lastname@example.org. - Contacted on 12 October 2003. Promised to send BIO.
HILBURN, Herbert E., RA14718101, E5, 765.10, Det 27, 61-62, Irving, TX,
972-253-4969, email@example.com - [edited] Herbert sent his discharge orders from Fort Dix and requested that he be added to the DAYS OF OUR LIVES distribution.
MARTIN, Chuck, E4, 05H, Det 4-4, MY70-MY71, (Corena), 223 Northbridge Dr., Stockbridge, GA 30281, 770-474-3402, firstname.lastname@example.org - Does anyone have the site address to Phil Fogel. Might have spelled that wrong.
MULHOLLAND, James J DOB: 1934 2LT-1LT, Elint O, Det 4, AP56-JN57, (Joan), 4702 Hedgewood, Bloomfield Hills. MI 48301, 248-855-9213, email@example.com - Elder Just want to congratulate you on a great job of putting together the memory book. It is great and informative. From the note I sent you, it appears that Ray Keane died in 1999. I found a telephone number and will try an call it this weekend, to see if I can find out any details. I will pass on what ever I get. I was wondering if you or some one, plans to publish any or all of the pictures I sent you taken during my tour of duty in Sinope. This has been a great experience for me. I hope I can add more details to the history. Regards Jim
OWEN, John W., DOB 1940, RA17652043, E3-E5, 98J, Det 4, JL64-JA66, (Janette), 6057 NE 130th Ave., Elkhart, IA 50073, 515-367-3412, firstname.lastname@example.org - Elder - I served at TUSLOG Det 4 a total of 19 months. Worked in the Artic Tower in a special operations unit. Was on the verge of being drafted and a ASA recruiter sorta talked me into enlisting for the ASA. Took basic at Fort Leonard Wood and AIT at Fort Monmouth, NJ. After 993 training was assigned to Co B, 313th ASA Bn at Fort Campbell, KY. I was there from November 1963 to June 1964 and it was a assignment that consisted of inspections, more inspections. Finally I received orders for Det 4 in Turkey, but was at Fort Dix, NJ for one month out-processing. as a PFC and left for separation as a SP/5. Will try to contact several others if I can find them. I haven't found my patches yet but did find a cigarette lighter. It's pretty close to the patch, however, I think it was somewhat different. I have a box of patches and some of those fancy awards they give out when you left SINOP. I haven't found them yet. We have just accumulated too many treasures over the last 40 years. Congressional Investigation & Re-Enlistment
PACKARD, Jack, 03, Co Cdr., Det 4, ? per Dave Waldmann [edited) Some of you older folks may remember Jack Packard and his little white MG while Provost Marshall at Chitose, Company Commander at Sinop, Ops Officer at Rothwestern or his military and civilian career at Fort Huachuca. Jack Packard has "graduated" to a step-down out of ICU and into: Cornerstone, Room #206, 7220 E. Rosewood St., Tucson, AZ 85710. Here they will retrain his swallowing reflex--yes, he is still on a feeding tube, but it is more comfortable for him as it is directly into the stomach now. Mentally he is more alert every day. He can pull himself over to one side in bed to receive a backrub, etc. Holding a book is difficult for him, as his arms get tired. He cannot lift his legs. He had a blood clot a while ago, which swelled his foot and lower leg, but that has been treated. He will be getting PT (physical therapy) and OT (occupational therapy) now. He was 6 1/2 weeks in ICU. He needs us every way you can help. The best is prayer, for both Jack and Maggie, for she is getting understandably weary.
Cards would be most welcome--Jack loves to get mail.
POWELL, Dean, DOB 1937, RA14695258, E2-E4, 721, Det 4, AU59-AU60, 210 Bonnoitt St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461, 843-899-3013, email@example.com - Contacted on 28 September 2003. Had a very interesting phone conversation with Dean Powell regarding his Tour of Duty at Sinop. "Was really good to hear from you the other night. I found some copies of orders from my days at Det 4 and some from the 317th at Fort Bragg. There is a list of names and serial numbers from guys that were in the ASA, some were in Sinop, and all were in the ASA. I have more than one copy of these orders so these are yours. When I get my PC set up again I'll catch up with you guys again. Thanks for the phone call, and I hope to see you at the next get together. Thanks again, S. Dean Powell
RUTECKY, Wm S. (Bill), DOB: 1948, RA11986801, E4, 72B20D1, Det 4, 70-71, (Christine), 14 East Bacon St., Pottsville, PA 17901, 570-622-3505, firstname.lastname@example.org. My name is Bill Rutecky and I was at Sinop Det 4 in 70-71. I arrived at Istanbul via PANAM and stayed there for 6 enjoyable days and then flew to Ankara, then to Samsun and finally to Sinop. I consider my TOUR of DUTY at Det 4 as an enjoyable adventure, but lost a dear friend and roommate, Daniel Smith, who was from Corpus Christie, TX Maybe you heard about the time in 1971 when Danny went out sailing on the Black Sea with a Turk instead of me as I had to work out at the Hipp. While they were out a storm came up and neither was ever found. The Army found his sail boat down coast by Samsun. Danny and I were also roommates at Tori Station in Okinawa. Some others that I remember at Det 4 are: Dan Hegland, originally from Minnesota, but now living in Texas; Ozzie Ozzman; and Roger Goodsmall from Iowa. I left Sinop on the WHITE BOAT for Istanbul and was seasick the whole 22 hour trip. After my discharge I've worked 32 years for a Tannery that makes leather seats for all the major automakers. The plant is located in Fleetwood, PA and is where the Fleetwood Cadilac formerly was made. Well any way I would like a copy of the 2003 Memory Book CD. I'll donate something for it.
SEIDL, Cary Det 4, 71 - Sometime around '71-'72, the Army decided to grant early-outs to anyone that had less than 180 days remaining on their enlistment after rotating out of short-tour assignments like Sinop. I requested one of the early outs as well as to be discharged in country so that I could sightsee around Europe after my discharge from the Army. Someone in personnel denied my request with the rationale that it was in appropriate to obtain the dual-benefit of an early discharge as well as being discharged in country. My company commander argued in my favor. The IG was a light colonel who also agreed with me and argued my case in Frankfort, only to get severely reamed for taking up my cause. Having exhausted proper channels I went to my congressman and my single page request came down from on high with a thick attachment of endorsements from the top brass to release me early as well as to release me in country. After resolving a bureaucratically foolish decision by the
brass, I re-enlisted for the Phillippines. It was'nt my intention to do so; it just worked out that way. A staff sergeant congradulated me on my enlistement and told me he knew I was going to re-enlist. I asked him how he knew, since I hadn't planned on it. His reply was, "because you bitch so much!" Posted by C Seidl, Sep 08 2003 04:23:02:000AM
TETI, Angelo, DOB 1942, RA13809264, E5, 98J, Det 4, NO64-NO65, (Phyllis), 2000 Greenock Buena Vista Rd., McKesport PA 15135 412-754-0128, email@example.com - Dan Taylor: "Elder I tried to send an email to Angelo Teti using the address in DOOL #131 and it bounced back..Did you get that from him recently?? I know there are a lot of folks in my Old Elinters address group that worked with Angelo or were a student of his...I would like to add him to my address book when I get a good address.. If you are in touch with him please pass my email address to him. Have a nice day and keep up the good work.. I really enjoy the DAYS OF OUR LIVES and pass them along to my ELINTER's and other folks. [firstname.lastname@example.org is Angelo's email]- - -gH.
TOTARO, Pat Det 66-1, 59-60, 133 Patten Cir., Albrightsville, PA 18210, 570-722-3123, email@example.com. Contacted on 28 September 2003. Was with the Signal unit at Sinop.
VAN BROCKLIN, Jim DOB: 1929 Promoted SP3 (E4) on 25AP56 US51337026 Det 4, FE56-SE56, (Marcia), 39 Therin Dr., Hamburg, NY 14705, 716-649-9232, firstname.lastname@example.org. You and Pat did a terrific job with the arrangements, 7 Springs was a great place, except it felt like a 20 mile hike walking from the 10th floor down to the room were we saw the slides on Friday night. The banquet was excellent, hope you did not have too much beer left over. As I get older - I find I can only have 2 or 3 beers with a dinner, or I wake up in the middle of the night with chest pains, and need to take a NITRO pill. Not too much fun! HANG TOUGH!! Jim Van Brocklin
WALTERS, Wm P., (Bill), 02, AIS,
Det 27, DE65-DE67 & 03 Det 4-4 DE67-JL68, 06, Det 4, ?,
(Susan),529 Walking Ln Fayetteville NC 28311, 910-822-0629, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Elder, Just a quick note to let you know
that I am in Bad Aibling, Germany for 30-60 days. My unclas
e-mail here email@example.com First time I have been back at
BA since 1959 when I was a SP4....Interesting, but sure not fun
right now. I have 15 today of the 32 people I am supposed to
have, haven't worked this hard or this many hours since
DS/DS...More later. Say hello to Patty for me, sent an e-mail to
Gene Cram, but haven't heard anything back from him, know he was
stationed here at Bad Aibling with you in the early 1960's....
Take care.... BillW
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = End of Newsletter = = = = = = = = = = == = = =