DOOL # 152
July 10, 2005.
MAIL-call - PRESERVING FORGOTTEN ASA MEMORIES
This newsletter is intended only for the use of the ASA TURKEY Veteran's.
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
The Editor: GREEN, Elder RC (gH), YOB: 1936, RA13513638, E7,
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 Ret 1SG, E8 - We just returned from a 8300 mile
spectacular road-trip from Johnstown, PA to the 'west' thru 12 states with
our ultimate destination being the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
where our oldest son and his family will be departing in July for
re-assignment to Davis-Montham AFB in Tuc! son, AZ.
The trip began in Johnstown where in 1889 a wall of water as
high as 70 feet
smashed thru the valley where Johnstown is located. In minutes 2200 humans
were dead. The flood of 1936 was just as drastic. Since then - the area is
protected In a nutshell our 25 day vacation was a smashing success and we
are planning a future return to this area of the United States. There were
so many exquisite encounters and there was never a shortage of magnificent
views for our eyes.
Our second stop was in Omaha, NE where we lassoed two old ASA friends,
namely Mark Heltzel and George Hoff. Both were my classmates at the NSA
CY-155 six month course in 1959. George Hoff is 78 years young and has a
resounding way of telling stories about his ASA career. We also met with
Vivian Hoff who also is a remarkable person. Mark Heltzel and I became
close friends at Fort Meade. Both of u! s married in 1959 and Mark's wife
died in 2004.
L-R: Mark Heltzel, Patty Green, Elder Green and George Hoff
After this enjoyable two days in Omaha we ventured northward
on I-29 in the
direction that Lewis & Clark took
when they departed Omaha in the fall of 1804. South Dakota's motto is
"Under God the People Rule." At Sious Falls, SD we took I-90 westward with
the Badlands & Black Hills as a stay for two days at the B1B Bomber Base at
Ellsworth AFB at Box Elder. At times the ride was monotonous mile after
mile, but the open grasslands and the concentric hogback ridges and the
counting of pronghorns in the fields helped to pass the time. At each rest
stop we attempted to take in the historical facts about the Lewis & Clark
expedition thru South Dakota. The precipitous Badlands suddenly snuck up on
We purchased a Golden Age Passport for $10 (this passport covered all
entrance fees to all the National Parks that we later visited) and toured
the Badlands National Park in one day on the Badlands Loop road that snakes
thru the 30 mile loop that cuts thru the middle of the breathtaking Badlands
formations. The Badlands Wilderness area is a 64,000 acre landscape and is
barren and the topography is a unique and strange beauty that made us think
that we were on the moon. The Sioux called the harsh terrain 'mako sica',
literally "land bad." We stopped at 9 scenic overlooks and even ventured
out to the eerie moonscape of deep gorges and sharp lunar-like spires carved
by centuries of prairie winds & rain. It is desolation at its truest and we
looked for miles & saw no signs of civilization.
At Box Elder we picked up a 2 day visitors pass & stayed at the excellent
guest ! Lodging Inn on Ellsworth AFB. Ellsworth is a B1B bomber base and is
on the BRAC list for closing.
We ventured out to the Black Hills where two famous shrines
are carved into
Black Hills granite peaks. The grandeur of the Black Hills are thick
forests of ponderosa pine & spruce trees & from a distance look very black.
At Mt Rushmore (America's Shrine of Democracy) we spend 3 hours viewing the
magnificent 60 foot granite faces of 4 presidents and learned that Mt
Rushmore is the largest completed work of art on Earth. Each face is 60
feet high and the literature says that the head on the Statue of Liberty is
17 feet tall. Our 1st stop was at a pull-over where many cars were parked,
so we, too, stopped and took pix's and our way back to the car - looked up
and behold there was the right profile of George Washington. Wow, we were
there and didn't know it!. Next as we drove about 50 feet - there was a
! huge snowwhite mountain billy goat on the rocks. We were within 25 feet of
him and regret that we didn't get a pix!. We parked and walked thru the
Avenue of Flags of the 50 states to the main viewing area. It was very
fascinating, emotional, gorgeous and the historical scenery made our eyes
watery. We took many pix's.
Next we drove to the Legendary Sioux-Lakota Warrior - Crazy
It is the World's largest peak carving in progress - it started in 1948! We
did not walk to the top of the memorial!
Next we visited Deadwood where the discovery of gold in the Black Hills
brought many people in search of adventure and fortune, while others like
Wild Bill Hickok came to gamble. It was here in Deadwood where Wild Bill
Hickok was shot in the back of his head while holdi! ng what is now known the
deadman hand, a pair of black aces and black 8's. Hickok is buried in Mt.
Moriah Cemetery & beside him is Martha "Calamity Jane" Canary
We left South Dakota and entered the backcountry of Eastern Wyoming and
viewed the awesome sight of the Great Plains meeting the snowcapped Rocky
Mountains. Devils Tower is a kaleidoscope of a natural wonder and is in
sharp contrasts of the rolling landscape. Devils Tower is the USA's first
national monument. Next we stopped in Gillette, WY which calls itself the
"Energy Capital of the World." We had planned on visiting Ten Sleep, WY
where a 1954 Fort Devens classmate and Chitose friend, Art Boe resided, but
was not able to make contact. We headed north thru Sundance, WY to Montana
passing thru mile after mile of scenic beauty. Harry Longabaugh got his
nickname (Sundance Kid)! from his 18 month stay in the Sundance, WY jail for
We entered the northern plains and toured the Little Big Horn
where the famous battle between Lt. Col George Custer 's 7th Cavalry unit
and the Lakota Indian Tribe led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse fought to
preserve their land & culture took place 25-26 June 1876. It was an
intriguing stay just looking at the landscape and seeing the white crosses
that scattered the landscape denoting where members of the 7th Cavalry died
during the battle.
We spent a day in Bozeman, Montana visiting with a coal miner friend and his
wife who took us to many places of historical interest in the Bozeman area.
The next morning we headed south to explore the world's largest collection
of geysers and hot springs. It wasn't long before the turbulent Yellowstone
River came into view a! nd we followed it for 20 miles or so as it meanders
thru the valley.
Our first stop in Yellowstone was at Mammoth Hot Springs where two huge
bisons were eating grass behind a building. We parked and walked the
boardwalk over mineral laden hot water that finds its way to the surface and
builds tier after tier of cascading sculpting terraced stone.
We took many photo's on the way to 'Old Faithful' and viewed several
spectacular waterfalls and a herd of Bisons that took over the highway and
held us up for over an hour. The Falls in Yellowstone are breath-taking in
their beauty and we saw them from different vantage points. The below photo
shows only a portion of the waterfall as the stranger who took it was
concerned that he would fall into the Yellowstone River below.
There are about 3500 bison in Yellowstone. Patty enjoyed the close-up view
of the buffalo as we passed.
We arrived at Old Faithful and after walking to the viewing area where we
stood in wide-eyed wonder as it erupted high into the clear-blue sky.
We ate lunch in the impressive Old Faithful Lodge and waited for 'Old
Faithful' to erupt again, which it did. Below is the Old Faithful Lodge in
the background and the Old Faithful viewing area in front of us. Our oldest
son spent two summers at Yellowstone working in the Old Faithful Lodge.
We travelled to and stayed a nite in Cody, WY where nightly rodeos are held.
The Wild Bill Historical Center is here and it recounts the tales of the
legendary showman William F. "B! uffalo Bill" Cody.
At Thermopolis we visited the world's largest mineral hot
spring and walked
the boardwalk over the over flow of 127 degree waters. . The sulfur odor
was very evident. We stayed at the Holiday Inn of the Waters and dined in
the Safari Club which was a unique experience as mounts of big game trophies
filled the walls of the club.
From Thermopolis we travelled south on rte 20 thru the Wind River Canyon
where impressive rock walls show off the beauty of the canyon. Some of the
canyon walls reach 2500 feet into the sky. We were told that geology
students from PENN STATE come to the Wind River Canyon to study the
formation for each major era of the earth's formational development.
In Cheyenne, WY we spent 3 wonderful days resting and relaxing in the
Capital of Wyoming. We stayed at two outs! tanding Lodging Inns, "Little
America and the Best Western Hitching Post" and visited the nearby USAF
Missile Base at Francis E. Warren AFB which is dedicated entirely to the
maintenance of inter-continental ballistic missiles and is one of the most
important installation in the USA's defense system. It originally was a
Cavalry outpost called Fort Rusell and during WWI was one of the largest
post in the USA. Later it was renamed Fort Francis E. Warren after a Civil
War Medal of Honor veteran who later became Wyoming's
first governor. Warren's daughter married Blackjack Pershing who was
besides George Washington promoted to General of the Armies.
We finally made it to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO
for a 10 day visit with our oldest son, Randy, and his family. While there
we visited Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods and Denver. In De! nver we
spent a day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where the Lewis & Clark
Bicentennial Exhibition was on display. We watched & experienced the
amazing story of the historic adventure of Lewis & Clark that shaped the
nation on a giant IMAX screen.
Below is a photo of Patty and I with our two grandson's,
Parker and Tyler
Below is photo of Randy and his 2 sons standing beside Patty at the entrance
to the Garden of the Gods.
On 20 July 2005 we headed home with Lodging stops at Fort Riley, KS; Fort
Leonard Wood, MO and Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. During the trip to Fort
Leonard Wood we stopped in Jefferson City, MO and had a wonderful meeting
and lunch with Zip and Linda Hargus. See photo under Zip's entry in the
Mail Call section.
2005 ASA TURKEY REUNION
RESERVATIONS TO DATE
ANDREWS, Frank & Mary, Det 4, 59-60, Jacksonville, AL., 256-782-0866,
ANTONELLO, Tony & Val, Det-27, 65-68, Det-4, 69-70, Burke, VA.,
ASPINWALL, Paul C., Det 4, 65, Madison, WI 608-831-0670, email@example.com
BALDERSON, Eric & Ramona, De! t 27, 62-63, Mendham, NJ 07945, 973-543-2093,
BARNDT, Ernest & Fran, Det 4, 56-57 & E5-WO1, Det 27, 59-61, Eagle River,
AK, 907-694-3645, firstname.lastname@example.org
BENDER, Bill & Dawn, Det 4-4 , 70-71, Ocala, FL., 352-854-9122,
BERGMANN, Chuck & Helen, Det 27, 66-67, Bay Village, OH, 440-871-5346,
*CALLAHAN, Joe & Margaret, Det 27, 63-64, Universal City, TX 78148,
CARRICK, Ernie & Betty, Det 4, 57-58, Huntsville, AL 256-852- 6180, cell
*DAVIDGE, Gordon & Pat, Det 27, 60-62, New Port Richey, FL 34655,
DUNNAM, Gary & Sharon, Det 27 & 4-4, Victoria, TX., 361-575-2160,
ELDRIDGE, Frank & Arlie, Det 4, 61-62, Humble, TX, 281-540-3478,
ERICKSON, Ron & Kathy, Det 27, 61-62, Independence, MO, 816-373-3349,
GLUBKA, Roger & Michelle, Det 27, 64-65, El Paso, TX., 915-562-9560,
GREEN, Elder RC & Patty, Det 27, 61, 66-67 & 4-4, 67-68, Indiana, PA.,
*HAGAMON, John, Det 27, 62-63, San Antonio, TX., 210-829-8872,
email@example.com Ret E8
HATHAWAY, Milt, Det 27, ! 60-62, Clinton tp MI 48038, 810-226-1639,
HUNT, Carlos E & Frankie, Det 4, 58-59, Henderson, TX., 903-889-2391,
ISLER, Rod & Kyuhee, Det 4-4, 68-70, Annapolis, MD., 410-849-3482,
firstname.lastname@example.org Ret Maj Gen (2-Star)
KJOLLER, Jon & Darlene, Det 4, 58-59, New Braunfels, TX., 830-625-1064,
LADY, Ken & Donna, Det 27, 61-62, Santa Monica, CA., 310-828-3139,
LEVY, Dan, 058, Tk#4, Det 27, 61-62, Many, LA., 318-586-7584 & PO Box 217,
Negret, LA., no email
MONTEITH, Bob & Carole, Det 27, 65-67, Silver Lake, OH., email@example.com
MURPHY, Bob & Peg, Det 27, 60-62, Glen Burnie, MD., 410-255-0320,
NEARPASS, Bob & Lorraine, Det 27, DE64-DE66, Belvidere, NJ., 908-475-3461,
NORMAN, Roy & Mary, Det 27, 61-63, Caldwell, TX 77836, 979-567-9406
PRYOR, Vic, Det 27, 60-62, Mesa, AZ 85206, 480-924-2487, firstname.lastname@example.org
SACK, Bob & Sue, Det 4, 68-69, Walla Walla, WA., 509-522-1108,
SALCIDO, Don, 058 Det 27, 66-67, San Dego, CA., 619-207-6054,
*SCHOPPE, Dan & Marjorie, Det 27, 65-67, Leander, TX., email@example.com
SIMONS, Bill, Det 4, 59-60, Southampton, NJ., 609-859-6430, firstname.lastname@example.org
SINOR, Walt! , Det 27, 62-63, Valley Head, AL 35989, 877-453-5097,
STEFFEN, Arnold & Janet, Det 4, 58-59, Jackson, TN 38305, 731-664-5058,
*STOLP, Gary & Phyllis, Det 27, 64-67, San Antonio, TX., 210-496-9365,
TAVERNETTI, Dave & Sue, Det 27, 62-63, King City, CA., 831-385-4458,
TIER, Dale, Det 4, 58-59, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, 740-392-6581, no email
*WILLINGHAM, Ted & Sue, Det 27, 66-68, Easthampton, MA., 413-527-9687,
*WINKLER, Harold & Bobbie, Det 4, 60-61, Cincinnati, OH, 513-489-5308,
Greetings! Just a note to let you know to expect an e-mail (4 pages) with
inform! ation about the San Antonio ASA Turkey Vets Reunion. Please Read and
return promptly, the "Event Confirmation Sheet", by U.S. mail. If you do
not receive this, or are unable to print out the information, please send
your name and mailing address to: Jon Kjoller, 993 Rosemary, New
Braunfels, Texas, 78130 or call 1-830-625-1064 and I will send you a copy by
way of the U.S. postal service. Jon Kjoller, S. A. host
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ AND REPLY TIMELY
From Jon Kjoller
I am providing the following information on this yearšs AS! A
and hope you are looking forward to the program that has been developed.
Come join us in San Antonio 29 September thru 1 October 2005
1. REUNION HOTEL
We have booked the Historic Menger Hotel as our reunion hotel. A block of
rooms have been reserved for the nights Thursday through Saturday, Sept.
29th through Oct. 1st, at a nightly rate of $99.00 plus tax (x %). Please
call the hotel's Room Reservation Department at 1-800-345-9285 to make your
room reservations NOW and be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the
ASA Turkey Reunion. The cancellation of reservations may be made 24 hours
before check-in without a charge.
2. DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS
Committed guest rooms will be held until 29 August 2005 at which time they
will be released. Reservations received after the deadline date will be
accepted on a Space Available Basis at the prevailing rate.
$19.00 Valet plus 7.8% tax, ! (subject to change/for Hotel guest only.) City
lots around the hotel from $5.00 - $14.00 a day.
4. Airport Shuttle
7 a.m. to 1 a.m daily ... Service between Airport & Downtown Hotels...
$14.00 one way/ $24.00 round trip. Shuttles run every 30 minutes.
5. REUNION BANQUET ........$35.00 per person (tax &
gratuity included) The
banquet will be held Saturday evening, Oct. 1st at 6:30 p.m. Seating begins
at 6:00 p.m.
1. Ribeye steak ___
2. Stuffed Chicken___
Baked Potato Rice
Vegetable in season Vegetable in season
Water, tea, coffee Water, tea, coffee
Dessert Choices: 1. Carrot Cake 2. Chocolate Mousse
6. Hospitality Room ($10.00 per person)
*Note: While using the hospitality room, drinks may be purchased at the
Menger Bar, next door. The Menger Hotel will not allow any drinks or foods
from outside the hotel brought into the hospitality room!
Thursday, Sept. 29th ..... Open ! from noon until 11:00 p.m.
activities for this day.
Reunion check in for badges and information will be issued in the
Hospitality Room. You will need these badges for your entire stay to
identify you as a guest and participant in the reunion.
Friday, Sept. 30th ..... Hospitality Room will be open from 8
a.m. to 11:00
p.m. to relax and mingle. Free coffee will be available from 6 a.m. to 9
a.m. at the entrance to the inside Menger Hotel Restaurant - grab a cup and
bring it in. Light sweet rolls and snacks will be provided in the
hospitality room until gone. There are no planned locations for meals on
Friday. This is a day to explore San Antonio with your wife and friends.
Activities Around & About .... Check with the hotel desk
Walking to: The Alamo, River Walk or ride the river boat, IMAX Theater,
Rivercenter Mall, OR taking a Trolley to: El Mercado (Market Square),
HemisFair Plaza OR Approx. 30 Minutes by! car to: The Spanish Missions, Six
Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Natural Bridge Caverns, Brackenridge Park, OR
stay at the hotel for a relaxing swim.
Saturday, October 1st ..... Hospitality Room will be open from
till 11:00 p.m.
No planned location for breakfast or lunch on Saturday.
Reunion Banquet - Seating begins at 6:00 p.m.
Event Confirmation Sheet
2005 ASA TURKEY REUNION REGISTRATION FORM
Ple! ase copy this form and mail it NLT 15 August 2005
along with your check for the total amount to: Jon Kjoller, 993 Rosemary,
New Braunfels, Texas 78130, (E-mail: email@example.com), Phone:
Note: In order to participate, all monies
must be paid in advance.
Please indicate your ASA Turkey Detachment Number and how you
your name and your wifešs name to appear on the reunion ID Badge.
Please indicate how you would like your name and your wifešs
name to appear
on your ID Badge.
Your name: _____________________________________________
Note: In case we need to get in touch with you bef! ore the
give us the following information....
Telephone number: _________________________________
E-mail address: ____________________________________
Please check appropriate lines below:
We can have a slide projector & screen available in the
hospitality room if
you let me know you have an interest in it. If anyone has a carousel
projector and can bring it, that would be great! (Keeps the cost down.)
I can bring a carousel projector. ..... Yes _____ No_____
I do not have a projector, but would like to show my slides. Yes ___ No ___
I will be attending the banquet
My wife will be attending the banquet .. Yes _____ No______
My choice of entree is 1. Ribeye Steak ______ 2. Stuffed Chicken ______
My wifešs choice of entree is 1. Ribeye Steak ______ 2.
My choice of dessert is 1.! Carrot Cake ______ 2. Choc. Mousse ______
My wifešs choice of dessert is 1. Carrot Cake ____ 2. Choc. Mousse ____
$10.00 - Hospitality cost per individual .............. $_______________
$20.00 - Hospitality cost per couple ..................... $_______________
$35.00 - Reunion Banquet cost per person $ ______________
My check for the total amounts indicated above is for $_______________.
AINES, Don, Det 4, 60-61
ANDREWS, Frank, Det 4, 59-60
BALDERSON, Eric, Det 27, 62-63
BARTON, Clyde, brat son of Col Dennis Barton, Det 27, 63-64
BARTON, Dennis, Det 27, 63-65
BARTON, Gene, brat son of Col Dennis Barton, Det 27, 63-65
BENDER, Bill, Det 4-4, 70-71
CALLAHAN, Joe, Det 27, 63-64
CAMMACK, Maurice, Det 27, 57-59
CASTIGLIANO, Pete, Det 4, 61-62
CHABERT, Ken, Det 4, 74-75
COMROE, Mike, Det 27, 61-62
COOK, Vernon, Det 4, 73-77
DUNNA! M, Gary, Det 27 & 4-4, 66-69
EBY, Tom, Det 27, 60
ELDRIDGE, Frank, Det 4, 61-62
FULTON, Don, Det 4, 67
HAMILTON, Mark, Det 27, 64-66
HARGUS, Zip, Det 27, 60-62
HATHAWAY, Milt, Det 27, 60-62
MacKINNON, Don, Det 4, 72-73
PEISINGER, Joe, Det 27, 64-66
PLUNKETT, Tom, Det 27, 63-64
SCREWS, Eldon, Det 4 & 4-3, 68-69
SINOR, Walt, Det 27, 62-63
SCHWARTZ, Fred, Det 4, 59-60
TURKEY SEX TRADE GROWING by Craig S. Smith, NY Times News
Trabzon, Turkey - Women from the former Soviet Union's struggling new
states arrive in Trabzon, Turkey by ferry and often end up working as
prostitutes in Turkey's growing sex trade. Those working as prostitutes are
known in Turkey as Natashas. Turkey with its now booming economy and lax
visa requirements, is becoming the world's largest market for Slavic women,
one of the most visible exports of the former Soviet Union's struggling new
states. Mo! st of the women come of their own free will but many end up as
virtual slaves, sold from pimp to pimp thru a loosely organized criminal
network that stretches from Moscow to Istanbul and beyond. Prostitution is
legal in strictly secular Turkey where the government licenses brothels,
known as Kara-hani's (General houses). But women working in KARA-HANI's
tend to be older, and the demand for young, slender women has outstripped
supply as Turkey's economy has improved..... Turkey lists trafficking as a
separate crime in its new penal code, which took effect in June 2005. To
top this off - a 1 year $600,000 USA grant is being used to train police
officers to recognize trafficked women among the unlicensed prostitutes they
AINES, Donald S YOB 1926 078694 CPT DOR 30AP54 AGC Adj Det 4 & Det 53,
AU60-AU61, (Marjorie),11772 Woodlea Dr, Waynesboro, PA 17268, 717-762-2619,
firstname.lastname@example.org - Elder - No question we had Beavers vs Otters. This I
should well have known as one of the many subjects which I taught at the AG
School was an orientation course on Army Aviation. At that time the Army was
in a contest with the AF as the Army wanted some greater means of
transporting troops and the AF was very much opposed and they won out as far
as the fixed wing Otter was concerned. Both aircraft were developed by the
deHaviland Co in Canada and were intented for use primarily by Bush Pilots
because of their short take off and landing capability and because they
could be configured with pontoons and floats as well. While Asst S-3 of
the1st BattleGroup' 16th Infantry at Fort Riley KS in 1957 I developed an
operation which included the movement of troops from an old WWII airfield at
Herrington , KS using Otters (they could accomodate a squad) to the airfield
at Fort Riley where t! hey changed to H-21 helicopters for movement close to
the "enemy" and then into an attack of the objective. This was a company
size exercise. It also included the use of Marine aircraft from their base a
Olathe KS. It was viewed by the CG, 5th Army, CG, 1st Inf Div etc. and was
the first such exercise in 5th Army area using these tactics. I will have
to stick with my version of Allen going in the drink and it may well have
been Capt Richards who went in after him. The end of that subject.
ANDREWS, Frank R YOB 1940 RA E2-E3 Clk & MP Det 4,
SE59-OC60, (Mary), 1311
3rd Ave NE., Jacksonville, AL 36265, 256-782-0866, email@example.com Ret E8
Marihaba....Just read #151 and was sorry to hear about the passing of Foy
Ketchersid. He was the Pilot that flew me up to the Hill for the First time.
The plane was an L-20..... During my stay on the Hill I wish I had a dollar
for everytime I heard t! he story about him flying a plane under the Golden
Gate Bridge. I also wish I had a dollar for everytime I told the story. He
was definitely a legend in his own time. - The Gentleman Hoggramps
ANONYMOUS - I've never seen COL Dennis Barton on your list of
He is 90 years old and has lived for a number of years in San Antonio. The
last mailing address I have is 725 Weatherly Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no
BALDERSON, Eric L 2LT-1LT Fin O Det 27, 62-63, (Ramona), 36
Florie Farm Rd.,
Mendham, NJ 07945, 973-543-2093, firstname.lastname@example.org - Elder, Ramona and I
will be attending the San Antonio reunion. Thanks Eric Balderson
BARTON, Clyde, YOB: 1946, brat son of Col Barton, Det 27,
63-64, 43 Saint
Michaels Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22406, 540-286-0961,
BARTON, Dennis L., (Black Bart), YOB: 1915, Col, CDR Det 27,
(Susan), 725 Weatherly Dr, San Antonio, TX 78239, 210-655-3637,
email@example.com- Based on the anonymous tip I contacted and had a
lengthy and interesting chat with Colonel Barton's second wife, Susan. She
was most responsive and will relay the info to Colonel Barton. Susan
informed that Dennis Barton was born in Hungary and came to America when he
was young. Enlisted in the US Army, then applied for admission to West
Point. Was accepted and graduated from West Point. His youngest son, Gene,
is also a graduate of West Point and retired as a Lt Col. I hope to have a
BIO on Col Barton for the next DOOL.
Barton, Gene C brat son of Col Barton, Det 27, 63-65, 208
Yorktown, VA 23692, 757-890-0945, firstname.lastname@example.org
BENDER, Bill YOB: 1949 RA11873516 E3-E4 05K Det 4-4 JA70-JL71,
SW 113th Pl., Ocala, FL 34476, 352-854-9122, 1-800-877-3367,
email@example.com - Dear fellow TUSLOG'ers: I'm pleased to report that
not only will we be attending this years get together, but I expect to have
the latest pictures from Turkey with me. I also picked up a nice new Turkish
flag for the occassion as well. Hope to see everyone there! Regards,
CALLAHAN, Joe YOB 1938 RA13934.... E3-E5, 982, Det 27,
8610 Tiguex, Universal City, TX 78148, 210-659-0413,
Greetings from San Antonio. I think Gary Winch mentioned my name to you a
while back. I am planning to join you at the reunion in Sept. I spoke to
Jon Kjoller yesterday and introduced myself and offered ! to give him a hand.
Is there a registration form or packet that I need? My address is 8610
Tiguex, Universal City, Tx 78148 or you can email me at
JosephC@sanantonio.gov. Since I am local, I won't need hotel accommodations.
My office is just a few blocks from the hotel. Look forward to meeting you.
CAMMACK, Maurice E3-E5 722 Det 27, 57-59, (Katie), 3024 E.
Gallman Rd., PO
Box 118, Gallman, MS 39077, 601-892-4597, firstname.lastname@example.org - Yesterday
my Direcway Satellite Internet Connection bit the dust. Having to order and
then have installed a new transmitter and dish. Until it is fixed and we
are back on the air, please send emails to both Katie and Maurice to:
email@example.com. As you have probably guessed, this is a
s l o w dial up account, so please do not send any JPG, MPEG or similar
attachments. It is hard learning to live with 19.6 Kbps, which is what my
modem connects to on a 35 year old phone line, in rural Mississippi. Now I
don't need any sympathy messages, unless you can tell us how to get DSL on a
35 year old, 27,000 foot copper run, with three loading coils in the
circuit. Does this bring back any fond memories from all the old Signal
Corps people out there? Thank you all for understanding, and will let you
know when our service is restored. Happy July 4th to all - Katie, who
celebrates her birthday that day, also sends her best wishes as well.
CASTIGLIANO, Richard (Pete) YOB: 1942 E4-E5 Medic Det 4,
(MaryJo), PO Box 25864, Prescott AZ 86312, 928-778-9231, firstname.lastname@example.org -
New email address is email@example.com. I am trying DSL to see if I can ever
us this! machine to my liking.
THE 4TH OF JULY
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants,
farmers and l! arge plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they
signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty
would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships
swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to
pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced
to move his
family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his
family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty
was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall,
Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the
General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He
quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was
de! stroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy
wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to
waste. For more than a year he lived in forests
and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday
thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
CHABERT, Ken, YOB: 1953, SSN, E3-E4, MP, Det 4, 15MR74-15MR75,
272 E.25 St. Cut Off, LA 70345, 985-693-8450,
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@mobiletel.com - Saw your notice in
V.F.W.magazine. I was at Sinop HSC Co.M.P.platoon March 1974-75....... I
called Ken Chabert on 26 June and chatted about his year tour on the HILL.
Ken informs that he served 9 years in the US Army and got caught up on the
Army's weight control program. Ken enlisted for ASA duty in November 1973
at New Orleans, LA. At that time Ken was 5' 8" and weighed about 240 lbs -
stats that did not meet the enlistment requirements, but quota's had to be
met and a female recruiter fudged the stats to read 5' 10" and 220 lbs
which met the requirements and off to Fort Jackson, SC he went, while the
other enlistees were sent to Fort Polk, LA for basic training. Was trained
to be a MP and his first assignment was to Det 4 in Sinop. Other MP's at
Det 4 that he remembers are Danny Wells and Tom Yompery. Would like very
much to attend the ASA Turkey reunion in San Antonio but is not able to get
time off from his job! as a Lift Bridge operator over Bayou Lafourche.
Promised to send photo's, etc for inclusion in the DOOL.
COMROE, Mike, YOB: 1939 RA13693057 E4 059 TK#4 Det 27,
205 Pinetown Rd., Audubon, PA 19403, 610-666-7402,
email@example.com - gH: It's a really small world out there. I was
involved in a auto accident last Friday night and spent four days in the
hospital while the docs did every test known to medicine on me without
finding anything. But, on Saturday a young nurse was assigned to me by the
name of Yasemin. After about two sentences I turned to her and said
"merhaba,nasilsiniz...I thought she would wet her pants! Yes, she was
Turkish from Ankara and has been here for seven years, and is pursuing an
American BS degree in nursing. It was the first time she has met someone who
has been to her country. Needless to say I received excellent nursing care
while in and ! my wife and I made a new friend. I also have two single
sons...Turkish nurses are very attractive! Mike Comroe
COOK, Vernon (Top) YOB 1938 NG/RA25883370 E7-E8 98J Det 4,
(Elma), 1107 Trimmier Rd., Kileen, TX, 76541, 254-628-1096,
firstname.lastname@example.org Ret E9
3 Dec 1956 to Nov 1958 - 59th AAA Bn Fort Bliss, TX. - Basic
18 Nov 1958 released from active duty.
3 Feb 1959 reenlisted for ASA sent to Fort Devens, MA.
May 1959 to Aug 1959 204.10 school at Fort Monmouth, NJ.
Aug 1959 to May 1964 78th SOU Berlin, Germany
May 1964 to Jun 1965 C Co. 303rd ASA Bn Fort Benning, GA.
Jun 1965 to Jun 1966 B Co(North) 508 ASA Gp Korea
Jun 66 to Jun 69 507th ASA Bn. Special Projects Det.Feurth Army Air Field Germany.
Jun69 to Jun 70 USASA FS Shemya Ak. SA 430 course Fort Meade, MD enroute.
Jun 70 to Aug70 SNCO Fort Devens MA
Aug 70 to Feb 72 USASAFS Asma! ra Ethiopia
Feb 72 to Aug 73 NCOIC Educational TV Fort Devens, MA.
Aug 73 to Aug 77 Tuslog Det 4 Sinop Turkey
Aug 77 to Jan 83 504th MI Bde Fort Hood TX
Jan 83 to Jan 85 501st MI Bde Korea.
Jan 85 to Mar 87 504th MI Bde Fort Hood TX. Retired from the US Army.
I apologize for being so slow providing this info.
DUNNAM, Gary, (Duck), E3-E5, 982/C, Det 27 & 4-4, 66-69,
N Liberty St., Victoria, TX 77901, 361-575-2160, email@example.com &
firstname.lastname@example.org - Dear G. Hornet, Just updated your email
address - hope I got it right. Have received info on the San Antonio
reunion. Planning on being there ...... God help us all.
These are ACTUAL supervisor quotes taken from employee
1. "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock
bottom and has
started! to dig."
2. "I would not allow this employee to breed."
3. "This employee is really not much of a has-been, but
more of a definite
4. "Works well when under constant supervision and
cornered like a rat in a
5. "When she opens her mouth, it seems it is only to change feet."
6. "He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle."
7. "This young lady has delusions of adequacy."
8. "He sets low personal standards and then consistently
fails to achieve
9. "This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an
idiot." (We all
know the village!)
10. "This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better."
11. "Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thing to
hold it all
12. "A gross ignoramus --- 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus."
13. "He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier." My
favorite! I think I
know this person.
14. "I would like to go hunting with him sometime."
15. "He's been working with glue too much."
16. "He would argue with a signpost."
17. "He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room."
18. "When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell."
19. "If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he's the other one."
20. "A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on."
21. "A prime candidate for natural DE-selection."
22. "Donated his brain to science before he was done using it."
23. "Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming."
24 "He's got two brains, one is lost and the other is out looking for it."
25. "If he were any stupider he'd have to be watered twice a week."
26. "If you gave him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change."
27. "If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean."
28. It's hard to believe he beat out 1,000,000 other sperm."
29. "One neuron short of a synapse."
30. "Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled."
31. "Takes him 2 hours to watch 60 minutes.
32. "The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead."
EBY, Tom, YOB: 1939, US55609466, E4, 058, BPED 7JA60 ETS 6AP62
Det 27, OC60-MR62, White Lake, MI 248-887-6063, email@example.com -
In DOOL #151 you were mentioning Col. VanOosten and his tenure at Det.27 as
well as his time spent as a POW as a result of the Bataan Death March. You
also mentioned about the Thanksgiving day that most of the EM personnell
rebelled about wearing "CLASS A'S" to chow for that occasion and most of ate
at the NCO club.
At that time I was working (when not on duty on Trick 4) for the seargent
who ran the club and as I recall we had to make a hurried trip to Ankara for
food (turkey, if it was available) for a larger th! an normal crowd at the
club. We were able to get enough food, tho I can't remember turkeys, for
all. I did not realize until years later, what a slap in the face it was for
Col. VanOosten. I knew, at the time, that the Col. was a survivor of Bataan
but that did not make much of an impression on me at the time or anyone else
for that matter. And I really did not realize that other ASA commanders in
Turkey were not fond of the Col. because he did not have a security
It was not until years later (and my gaining more wisdom) that I realized
what an affront it was to Col. VanOosten. This man who suffered the terrible
indiginities and beatings as well as possibly torture as a prisoner was a
man who deserved, at the least, our respect and outright admiration. To me
he was a hero during such terrible times and yet none of us (because we were
too young and too impressed with ourselves) gave him the respect he
deserved. All he wanted was to ! see his post come together as a unified group
dressed in Class A's. Not too much of a request, as I now see it. And as
time passes and we all become older I think we may realize how downright
foolish and maybe even unpatriotic we were. Come to think of it we were not
much more than a bunch of civilians doing some classified work for the
government. We had no Roll Call, no PT, no assembly or parades, etc. We
probably did not deserve to be under the command of this man who suffered so
much for his country. Over the years I have tried to find out about Col.
VanOosten and contact him to personally apologize but I had no luck. He has
probably passed on by now.
I have two brothers who were in WWll and have know others who were in that
war as well as I am sure we all have. These men are all heros to me as well
as Col. VanOosten.
Chuck, when you have time, let me know what you think about this.
Tom Eby - Det. 27 - Sept. 60 - March 62.
ELDRIDGE, Frank YOB 1941 RA18521521 E4-E5 283 Det 4,
8219 Lone Bridge Ln., Humble, TX 77338, 281-540-3478,
firstname.lastname@example.org - To all of you who have at one time or another used
the following email address, email@example.com, please be aware that
someone has "cloned" my email address with earthlink. I don't really
understand the consequences of this action. I have called earthlink for help
and done what we thought would stop it but I just got an email from myself
at my aol email address that is the one that was sent by the hacker to all
of my email addresses. It stated that "we are taking a short vacation and
will check email on my return". It was signed, "Arlie". Luckily, one of my
friends who received that email replied to it. For any who need to email me
right now, please use my AOL email address. firstname.lastname@example.org Apparently,
AOL has stronger protection than Earthlink. Sorry for any inconvenience this
might cause. Arlie Eldridge
FULTON, Donald G RA19889202 E4 05H2HS3YA Det 4, JA67-DE67,
(Linda), 426 Mesa
Loop, San Antonio, TX78258, 210-481-9565, email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org - I just received the Days of our lives and what a
coincidence, I bought a amateur radio rig for my last birthday (April 30th)
, yep 29 again. And then installed a new antenna etc, so today I made my
first contact in over three years, since I was fed up with the ARRL etc, I
dumped my gear and moved to Texas. Anyway, the guy I was chatting with on CW
has the name Jerry Steck, and after looking up his call sign on www.qrz.com
it provided his bio etc. and on his bio he s! tates he has been an amateur
radio operator since 1958, served as a radio intercept operator for the Army
with ASA as a 058/O5H. He also states if there is anyone out there that was
in ASA to please contact him, so I sent him an email at email@example.com
and I hope to get a responce. He stated on the air that he is 61 so he
blends right in there with the rest of us. Do you have any info on him??
Just curious. I also invited him to the ASA2005 reunion so hope the email
HAMILTON, Mark, DOB: 1943, E5, 71B, S4, Det 27, JL64-DE66,
Countryview Dr., Hamilton, OH 45011, 513-892-2270, firstname.lastname@example.org -
On 3 July 2005 I called Mark Hamilton to inquire about the status of his Det
27 website. Mark informs that it is temporarily off line, but expects to
get it back on-line in the near future. Mark hopes to attend ! the 2005
reunion in San Antonio and would like to get together with
HARGUS, Julian (Zip) YOB: 1940 RA17577760 E3-E4 711 & 059
Det 27 DE60-SE62,
(Linda), 400 Acorn Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109, 573-893-4267,
email@example.com. Below is photo I took while visiting with Zip and
Linda Hargus during our two hour stop in Jefferson City. Both hope to
attend the 2005 reunion in San Antonio.
L-R: Elder Green, Patty Green, Linda Hargus and Zip Hargus.
HATHAWAY, Milt C E5 058 Det 27, JN60-JL62, 42600 Green Valley, Clinton tp MI
48038, 810-226-1639, firstname.lastname@example.org Just rechecked my flights and
I'll be in at 2:00 P.M. not 12:30.
HILBURN, Herb RA14718101 E4-E5 765.10 Det 27, JN60-AU62, 219
Cartersville, GA 30120, 770-382-7511, email@example.com
THE LAW IS THE LAW
So if the US government determines that it is against the law for the words
"under God" to be on our money, then, so be it. And if that same
government decides that the "Ten Commandments" are not to be used in or on a
government installation, then, so be it.
And since they already have prohibited any prayer in the schools, on which
they deem their authority, then so be it.
I say, "so be it," because I would like to be a law abiding US citizen.
I say, "so be it," because I would like to think that smarter people than I
are in positions to make good decisions.
I would like to think that those people have the American Publics' best
interests at heart.
BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE I'D LIKE?
Since we can't pray to God, can't Trust in God and cannot Post His
Commandments in Government buildings, I don't believe the Government and
it! 's employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas celebrations
which honor the God th at our government is eliminating from many facets of
I'd like my mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving & Easter.
After all, it's just another day.
I'd like the US Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday,
Thanksgiving & Easter as well as Sundays.
After all, it's just another day.
I'd like the Senate and the House of Representatives to not have to worry
about getting home for the "Christmas Break."
After all ~ it's just another day.
I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved, if all
government offices &services would work on Christmas, Good Friday & Easter.
It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day
of the week to a government that is trying to be "politically correct".
In fact.... I think that our government should wor! k on Sundays (initially
set aside for worshipping God...) because,
after all, our government says that it should be just another day....
What do you all think????
If this idea gets to enough people, maybe our elected officials will stop
giving in to the minority opinions and begin,
once again, to represent the ' majority ' of ALL of the American people.
SO BE IT...........
Please Dear Lord, Give us the help needed to keep you in our country!
'Amen' and 'Amen' Touche!
These are definitely things I never thought about but from now on, I will!
and I will be sure to questions those, government, who support these changes
MacKINNON, Don YOB 1934 LTC XO Det 4, AU72-AU73, (Ginny), 7809
Rd., Severn MD 21144, 410-969-7057, firstname.lastname@example.org - I thought I'd better
let folks know that we are moving this summer. Moving north to Bemidji, MN.
Almost at the head of the Mississippi! river where it does go down to at
least -40 in the winter. Our son and family have lived there for quite some
time and they have been after us for years to come up. We have visited a
number of times and it is a beautiful part of the country. We are buying a 5
bedroom home there with a 3 car garage...so if you come in the winter we can
put your car inside.... Meanwhile this house is on the market. If all goes
well, we will move late July or early August. If it goes any later than that
we are in deep trouble because we'll own two homes!!! I have no idea whether
I'll change my email address at this time. But I'll let you know if we do.
I'll also let you know the street address. Keep in touch.....Don, Ginny and
PEISINGER, Joe CPT-Maj CE Post Engr Det 27, JL64-JN66,
(Gretchen), 1 Towers
Park Ln., San Antonio, TX 78209, 210-826-8947, email@example.com ret
LTC - I won't be attending the g! et together in San Antonio because I will be
out of town for two week during that time.
PLUNKETT, Tom, YOB: 1938, RA13734690, E4, 710, Det 27,
(Ellen-div), 7149 Cottage St, Philadelphia, PA 19135, 215-624-4856,
firstname.lastname@example.org - [edited] Dear Elder: My sister told me of your call on 26
June 2005 and as your wife will tell you, I returned your call on the 27th.
I was at Manzarali Station from about March of '63 til the middle of August
'64. I was the editor of the Manzarali Mauler post newspaper and also gave
troop information sessions in the post theatre. Awhile back, I tried
Military.com to check out anything about Det 27 but with no luck. My sister
mentioned that you were in contact with Joe Callahan, an old friend of mine.
Joe and I enlisted together, took basic at Fort Dix and went to Fort Devens
for training and also served at! Site 23 at the same time. I didn't know
that Joe was now in San Antonio. I am emailing you now just to establish
contact. I did find the TUSLOG sites through google this afternoon, and that
is where I saw your email address. Let me know how I can help you. I had a
lengthy chat with Tom Plunkett on 27 June 2005 regarding his 17 months spent
in Turkey with duty in S-3. Tom graduated with a English degree from the
Jesuit, Catholic Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia in 1959 and then
attended a year of Law School at Villanova which is also a Catholic and
Augustinian Institution in Philadelphia. Said that he washed out of
Villanova and that he was close to being drafted and chose to enlist for 3
years in the ASA at Philadelphia in September 1961. Took basic at Fort Dix,
then onward to Devens where he was initially scheduled for 058 training, but
then someone found out that he had a English degree and was moved! into a
position where he reviewed lesson plans, etc., for proper English, etc.
While at Devens got married and later received orders for assignment to Det
27. Before departing Devens - needed minor surgery and in a round about
way - his 201 file was marked PI (political influence) because Tom had
contacted his congressman for assistance to not be listed as AWOL as
threatened by a Navy Commander at the Philadelpia Shipyard hospital. The
problem was corrected and to this date Tom firmly believes that the PI entry
caused him not to be promoted beyond SP4 at Det 27 where most everyone made
E5 during their stay there. Openly admits to being a mediocre soldier who
did his assigned job to the best of his ability. Was the editor of the
SCREWS, Eldon D YOB 1933 RA E7 05K Ops Sgt Det 4, JL68-OC68
NO68-JA69, Det 4, FE69-JL69, (Bobbie), PO Box 127, Holly Bluff, MS 30988,
662-828-3212, email@example.com - Officers were supposed to be
Officers and Gentlemen and Alwin H. Sprehe was just THAT. When I arrived at
Det 4, there was a lot of speculation about what job I would get. He
surprised them all by appointing me Operations Sergeant. I already
knew most of the senior NCO's there and told him that some of them ranked
me and asked what he would do about that situation. His reply was that
after I had been there 3 weeks I would understand why he picked me instead
of someone else. He had a staffing board on the wall in his office with
embossograft letters in yellow because that what was available when it was
made.. He asked me to see if I could get it changed to blue lettering. I was
able to and he looked at and said "Now they will wonder where the yellow
went." There was a tooth paste. commercial abound back then that had that
catchy by-line. His dry sens! e of humor was something else. He was a very
likeable person and one of the very few officers that I have gone out of my
to look up since retirement. We visited him on the way to the Chitose
Reunion in Wilmington in September 2004. When he opened the door,
I didn't tell him who I was because I thought that he would know. For a few
seconds he just stood there with is usual pleasant grin that he was famous
for. We had a short but wonderful time reminiscing about our time together
in Sinop. He told me that he worked in a Mens Clothing store selling suits
after he retired and that he was active in his church. I really think that
everyone at Det 4 enjoyed having him as OpsO. He was saddled with extra duty
as the DOOM Club(Diogenes Officers Open Mess). I had a good run with him
for a few months before I went to Det 4-3,
and he is one of the few officers that treated everyone like they were
mature men. His initials were the! same as our headquarters and most called
him Mr AHS behind his back or when talking about him. I don't know if he
knew it or not. Maybe he did and that the reason for that pleasant grin that he
always had. Maj Alwin H. Sprehe made an impact on my life and I am saddened
to hear of his passing.
SINOR, Walter YOB 1942 RA1862.... E3-E4 F&AO Det 27,
3049 County Road 239, Valley Head, AL 35989-4721, 256-635-6860, cell-
256-996-0728, firstname.lastname@example.org - [edited]
GREETINGS: After 37 years in the insurance business, as a claims rep, I
retired from that career on 29 June 2005 in Birmington, AL. Betty and I
travelled to California in late April 2005 where I joined other friends in
running the BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON. I have been acceepted into the
30th running of the Marine Corp Marathon and we will be travelling to
Washington DC for that event on! 30 October 2005. In April 2004, I ran in
the 108th Boston Marathon. My next challenge is for acceptance in the
marathon at Maui, Hawaii during September of 2006. I will be attending the
2005 ASA Turkey reunion in San Antonio.
SCHWARTZ, Fred YOB 1939 RA17523856 E3 Supply Handler Det 4
(Rose), 321 Fain St., Morganton, GA 30560, 706-374-4302,
email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - [edited]
We will not be able to make the 2005 San Antonio reunion. We just got back
from New Orleans, LA. Where we met up with Pat & Charlie Rodrigues, Frank &
Mary Andrews, Vince & Glenda Caruso for a few days. We just had a mini Det 4
reunion of the guys that were all there at the same time. We all reminisced
about iur time there finally remembering who was who by looking at all the photos in
our younger days.