Subject: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #96
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 07:08:09 -0600

MAIL-call - PRESERVING FORGOTTEN MEMORIES

I welcome articles, BIO's, stories, etc and certainly hope that all ASA Turkey Vet's will contribute and make the newsletter worthwhile. You can write whatever message you would like, and it will show up right here for you to share with the ASA Turkey group! 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. Thank you, Elder RC Green aka gH, ercgreen@yourinter.net

The following is a Christmas message for all you ASA Turkey Vet's and their wives as I truly consider you all my friends. I have your names ...... all stored in my Master Roster's and almost every day......I scan the list. Each name stands for someone......who has either crossed my path while on active duty or at the two reunions or via the phone lines, and in that timeframe have become my friends...... Although it sounds unreal ......, but I remember each name and can attach a face to those that I've met. You're all on the list......of folks I'm indebted to. So whether I have known you......for many days or few, in some ways you have a part......in shaping the DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I am but a total......of many folks I've met, you are friends I prefer...... never to forget. Thank you for being my friend and keep sending me your BIO's and other newsworthy items. Patty and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and have a prosperous and happy 2003.

NEWLY FOUND VETERANS

PINSON, Jess F C/C Det 27, 65-66, 2309 Sussex Dr., Garland, TX 75041, 972-271-7787. Contacted on 17 December 2002. Very security conscious. Wouldn't give me any details of his ASA assignment in Turkey. Said that he was at Det 23 and that he has kept in contact with Roger Williams who was an MP at Manzarali. I gave him the webpage: http://dool-1.tripod.com to review and he agreed to get back to me when he viewed the DOOL newsletters. To date, no response.

STREFLING, Roger E2-E4 98J Det 4, 59-60, (Karen), 607 W 9th St., Tipton, IA 52772, 563-886-2479, knrstrefling@msn.com

TAPS

CONDRY, Ralph L., DOB: 10 April 1941 DOD: 27 February 2002 in Plano, TX. SSN: 215-36-7731 issued in Maryland, Pharmacist at Det 27, 64-65, (Carrol), 3412 Ridgeglen Cir., Plano, TX 75074, 972-424-9598, tcondry@hotmail.com

E-MAIL CHANGES

TAVERNETTI, David E 61y O1-O2 Watch Officer TK#4 Det 27, MR62-SE63, (Suzanne-Sue), 238 Rio Vista Dr., King City, CA 93930, 831-385-4458. Please change our email from dstaver@dedot.com to tavernetti@redshift.com

NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

ARENA, Richard J RA 15638677 E4 05K Det 27& 4, JA62-MR63, (Maxine), 830 Jones Rd., Roswell, GA 30075, 770-992-3263, rjaims@earthlink.net Elder - Just came across a very interesting new book that chronicles NSA. It is "Body of Secrets" by James Bamford. I'm surprised both by what he reveals and what he doesn't. Anyway, if you've ever wanted a big picture view of the work we did, this is as good as it gets. Merry Christmas! - Richard Arena [I have a copy of this book, courtesy of Mike Findley, Rhinelander, WI]

BELL, Preston L E2-E5 98C Det 27, MY65-DE66, 25445 Jasper Rd., Barstow, CA 92311, bolo1942@hotmail.com, gH - Yeppers, relaying your DOOL's is something within my capabilities. Not a problem, in fact I would enjoy it as my contribution to your Herculean efforts in this site. I have found the site to be therapeutic in that it assists me in reviving some of those sleepy gray cells. After reading a DOOL, I find myself remembering bits of the past. Amazing, heh? Just let me know when to start, guess it would be when I get the first DOOL directly from you, hmmmm. See there are a few gray cells waking up. :-) I will post the address list to my address book as a group with a title: DOOL Forward. This will save the stuff with WORD. Then all I have to do is click on DOOL Forward in the to: line and it will automatically post the correct addressees. Thanks amigo, Preston Bell

BENDER, Bill Det 4-4 JA70-JL71, 101 Glennbrook Ct. Chalfont PA 18914, wddcbender@comcast.net , 1-800-877-3367, bbender@tobiasinc.com - Dear Elder: Regarding the information about Yalova, I was there in May of 2000 and saw the damage that remained from the earthquake. I showed the pictures at our first reunion. Anyway, I am scheduled for return trip to Turkey next May and I'll try to take a few more pictures of the area including what remains of Karamursel. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. [See the John O'brien entry below- - -gH]

ELLIS, Arthur L (Art) E5, 286.10, Opns Co., Det 27, 60-MR62, 759B Cedar Crest Dr., Warrenton, VA 20186, 540-347-0540, sille00@earthlink.net Fond Memories - gH - My name is Art. Ellis, 286.2. I served at Det 27, 60 - 62. I was in the maintenance shop with Bill Hinkle, Richard Donagy, Paul F. Mikles (8224 Rainy Pl., Anchorage, AK, 99518, 907-344-5025). I recall guys like Joe Decaprico (107 N. Vine St., New Castle, PA 16101, 724-658-6915), Richard Nelson, Maj Humpherys (Ops O), Maj Cook, Lt Freddie Frye and many others I can't put a name to. I have several pictures of that era, includong Lake Golbasi, the AF Base at Samsun and the road to Sinop. I helped Wally Rabe and the installation teams at Sinop with convoys of materials from Ankara. I worked at the "NCO Club at Manzarali and remember the "Turks that scalded the mascot donkey we had in an effort to clean it. I had a ball. sille00@earthlink.net [Art was a LIFER and retired in 1976 as a CW3. He scanned Det 27 Special Orders and emailed them to me and I was able to add 64 names to the Det 27 Master Roster and am in the process of trying to contact them- - -gH]

JORGENSEN, Gary C (The Kid & Jorgy) 05H E5 Det 27 & 4-4, MY66-SE68, (Virgie), 211 W House St., Duluth, MN 55808, 218-626-3676 g_jorgensen@hotmail.com - El, Merry Christmas to you and Patty. I've spent the last two weeks on strike but it's over now and back to the old grind for 3 more years. We are still waiting for snow. We've had a few weird winters for northern Minnesota. Snowmobile is still parked in the garage but ready to go. As always it's been great opening the DOOLs for the past two years now and all the old geezers and me "the kid" owe it all to you. Thanks Jorgy

MIDTAUNE, Ted B E4 05H Det 27, 24OC62-64, (Merry), 3859 Santa Clara Way, Livermore, CA 94550, 925-443-325?, midtaune1@llnl.gov - Elder, here are a couple of pics for your scrapbook. One formal, one casual. Thanks for asking.

NODOREK, John DOB: 21NO46 E3-E4 76P 76T 95B Det 27, AP67-NO67, Det 4-3, NO67-NO68, (divorced), PO Box 50125 Albany, GA 31703, johnjnodorek@isoa.net

Mr Cook, I was looking over <http://dool-1.tripod.com/> at the older Dool's and came across your request about locating a ASA Patch. You may have already found one, but if not: go to <http://www.usmedals.com/>. They have the ASA Patch in their catalog. Their mailing address is: Medals of America, 114 Southchase Blvd., Fountain Inn, SC. 29644, 1-864-862-6425, 1-800-308-0849, Respectfully, John

NOLAN, Tom E4 283 Det 4, 63-64, (Carol), O S. Euclid, Villa Park, IL 60181, 630-832-1342, tnolan42@aol.com. Elder - Can I purchase 2 Det 4 hats and tee shirts? I was an E4. My MOS was 283. I was there from 1963 until 1964. My spouses name is Carol. My phone number is 630-832-1342. Let me know how to pay you. Thanks a lot.

PERLOWSKI, Jas L 71Q E3 Det 27, 64-65, (Charlene-div), 6333 Copperfield Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89108, 702-646-7142, jamesp@accessnv.com - Mauler editor in 65 - Thank you! Man, I was only 20 years old. One day I went to bed being 20 and woke up at 58 <g>. Take care my friend - Jim Perlowski

O'BRIEN, John S E4-E5 98GRU Det 4, 64-65, (Kathleen), 3801 Lujon Dr., Beaver Creek, OH 45431, 937-426-4433, kevin.obrien@wright.edu [extract from Christmas Card]: "Enjoyed meeting you at the ASA Turkey 2002 reunion in Hershey. Enjoyed the reunion. We will be going to the Black Sea on May 10, 2003 with a stop in Sinop. Talk to later as to what we saw." John and Kathleen O'Brien [See Bill Bender's entry above- - -gH]

STOLP, Gary E6 RMC specialist Det 27 OC64-Dec 67, (Phyllis), 13819 Crown Blf, San Antonio, TX 78216, 210-496-9365, poostolp@yahoo.com OR fob@netxpress.com - DEAR EL AND PATTY, SORRY FOR THE POOR COMMUNICATIONS THIS FALL. I WAS IN INDIA MOST OF THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, AND HAVE BEEN PLAYING CATCH UP EVER SINCE. I KNOW I MISSED EMAILS BECAUSE OF THE GAPS IN THE DATES. EL, PLEASE SEND ME THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BRUCE HAMAN. I DON'T HAVE THE MASTER ROSTER OR ANY RECORD OF IT ANYWHERE, AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET A SEASONS GREETINGS OFF TO HIM. THANKS AND WE'LL TALK SOON. BEST REGARDS, GARY

THE MANZARALI MAULER - November 1965

MANZARALI SPORTS

Trick 1, A Company, emerged as the 1965 Football Champions of the post, ending the season with a 7-1 mark; Hqs Co being a close second with a 6-2 record.

Final Standings

Team W L

Trick 1 7 1

Hqs Co 6 2

Trick 3 4 4

Trick 2 2 6

Trick 4 1 7

BIG TOURNEY AT MANZARALI SERVICE CLUB

From 29 November to 1 December 1965, the Site 23 Special Services Section will act as host to the winners of Chess, Table Tennis, Pool, and Duplicate Bridge tournaments earlier held in Greece, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, and other sites in Turkey; these victors to all get together against one another here. A prelim meeting and coffee hour is planned for Monday, 29 November, at 0900 at the Service Club; the actual competition starting at 1000. See these various players if at all possible -- they're the best in this part of the world. Officials have already been appointed to monitor the play. They include:

CHESS: Jay Magnuson, Det 66.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Larry Grossman, Det 27

TABLE TENNIS: Barry Sanders, Det 27

POOL: John Cannon, Det 27

Awards will be presented at a banquet in Ankara on 1 December 1965

MID-EAST PROMOTION BUG HITS DET 66

Middle-East promotion bugs (no relation to the Asiatic flu variety) swarmed thru Det 66 during October 1965 with many alert personnel capturing one of these money backed insects.... Teddy H. Watts and Perry M. Trimble made great catches, both netting a rare MSGT (E8) type; William J. Ferguson bare- handed a model SFC (E7), also quite rare; Robin R. Curry, Andres V. Fabrigas and Verl D. Fuller Jr all managed to run down a SSG (E6) variety; James W. Moore caught a striped SGT (E5); Robert W. Mandel, Albert Y. Nakayama, and Blanton Siner all trapped chicken-shaped SP5 (E5) types; Booker T. Armstrong Jr, Philip G. Hoahing, Robert W. Jones, John P. Stanley, David A. Stephey, Cullan L. Trevathan, Jimmie D. Williams, Richard H. Zwilling and Richard P. Gelnett tore up the SP4 (E4) flights, while Joseph G. Lamb Jr struggled hard to chase down a small one-striped PFC (E3).

NEWS FROM THE FISH & HUNT CLUB

The Post Commander (LTC Homer I. Butler) has authorized the Manzarali Rod and Gun Club to procure and sell ammunition. At the present time there is only a limitedsupply available but more has been ordered. At our last meeting, a hunting committee was formed for the purpose of getting some hunting outings set up. Right now a trip is offered for the weekend of 12-14 November 1965; this to go to the swamp near Polatli where there is ample game including boar, ducks, cats, quail and foxes. For those who'd like to gobut don't have a weapon, there are some available which can be checked out of the Det 30 unit fund. SP6 Emerson, club custodian, has been putting in long hours of late because of the big increase in rifle sales; approximately ten model 94's being ordered within a two week period. The club has a supply of applications for hunting licenses, these documents costing 15.60 TL. Applications must be taken to Det 30 billets and it takes approximately 4 days to receive license.Fishing apparently isn't too much to boast about this time of year though you might have some luck using flies. The Boy Scouts went on a fishing trip 11-12 October 1965 but set no records though they did hook a nice carp.

FLAG FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS

On 16 September 1965, the game between Tricks 1 and 3 ended 13-13. To break the tie, each squad was given the ball for 4 downs at the 50 yard marker. Trick 3, on their attempts moved the ball 18 yards but Trick 1 rolled for 22 to emerge the victors. The most decisive game of the entire season was played on 5 October 1965. Hqs Co (winners over Trick 1, 19-7, in their first meeting was leading them again, 9-7, with but 10 seconds to go when Jim (Golden Toe) Cooper ripped off a spectacular 45 yard field goal to win the game and the championship, 10-9.

"THERE'S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING" by Dennis Fransted, Sp5, 98C, Bulgarian LinguistThe ice has now been broken. The first wild boar of the season have been shot by Americans stationed at KAS. Two GWH's (Great White Hunters) from our own Det 4-4 (Bwanas Lund and Fransted) were the culprits. The story of the whole hunting trip when this occurred is perhaps one of the funniest and most un- believable you'll ever hear. It all happened like this:

The five hunters of the party, Al Green, Denny Fransted, Todd Lund, Dennis Perry and Ronnie Deese; left KAS around 1615 hours on 22 Hanuary 1968. Fully equipped with guns, ammo, food and beer. The destination was Mengen, a little town north of Bolu, about half-way between KAS and Ankara. The trip went without incident until it came time to put chains on the VW bus (They didn't quite all stay on).

The group arrived at Mengen around 2230 hours and immediately checked into a hotel (roughing it). There they met a group if USAF hunters from Ankara who had hunted the area before. After the usual war stories, everybody hit the sack.

Get up time was 0600. Some of the hunters (beer-drinkers) were a little hesitant, but all finally arose. After a hearty breakfast of bologna sandwiches, it was out to the hills to find some pigs.

Units

HQ TUSLOG (USAF) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 1 (USAF) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 3 (USAF 6933rd Radio Group Mobile, USAFSS) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 3-1 (USAF) Trabzon

TUSLOG Det 3-2 (USAF) Samsun

TUSLOG Det 4 (US Army - ASA) Sinop

TUSLOG Det 4-1 (US Army - ASA) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 4-2 (US Army-ASA) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 4-3 (US Army-ASA) Istanbul [Nov 1967-??]

TUSLOG Det 5 (USAF) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 6 (USAF ?) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 8 (USAF) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 8 (USAF USAFI TCO) Diyarbakir

TUSLOG Det 10 (USAF host unit) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 10-1 (USAF 39th Tactical Wing) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 10-10 [U-2 Det 10-10] Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 12 (USN) Istanbul [1952-1965]

TUSLOG Det 13 (US Army) Izmir

TUSLOG Det 15 (??) Izmir

TUSLOG Det 16 (USAF) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 20 (USAF) Izmir

TUSLOG Det 27 (US Army-ASA) Manzarali Station

TUSLOG Det 28 (USN/NSA) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 29 (USN) Istanbul

TUSLOG Det 30 (USAF ?) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 34 (USAF) Izmir

TUSLOG Det 36 (USAF) Cigli AB, Izmir

TUSLOG Det 37 (??) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 46 (USAF Dispensary) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 47 (USAF Hospital) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 48-2 (USAF) Izmir

TUSLOG Det 55 (??) Ankara

TUSLOG Det 57 (US Army) Istanbul

TUSLOG Det 58 (US Army) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSLOG Det 63 (USAF) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 66 (??) Manzarali Station

TUSLOG Det 85 (??) Istanbul

TUSLOG Det 94 (USAF) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 94-1 (USAF Ops) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 94-2 (USAF Suppt) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 95 (USAF) Karamursel AB, Izmit

TUSLOG Det 114 (USAF) Cigli AB, Izmir

TUSLOG Det 115 (??) Manzarali

TUSLOG Det 117 (??) Cigli AB, Izmir

TUSLOG Det 150, Sahintepe, Turkey

TUSLOG Det 155 (US Army) Istanbul

TUSLOG Det 165 (USAF) Incirlik AB, Adana

TUSKIG Det 187 (?) Karatas

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