From: "ercgreen"
Subject: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #114
Date: Fri, 2 May 2003 07:53:07 -0400


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NOTICE - Does any Det 4 Veteran have a Det 4 patch? If so, please send it to Roger Glubka, PSC 303, BX 25 APO AP 96204-0025 (Korea) so that he can have 50 or so made while he is still in Korea. Roger will be rotating to the states in mid-July 2003.

AFRC Update: Three Armed Forces Recreation Center hotels in Germany - two at Lake Chiemsee and one in Garmisch - will close a year earlier than planned. The remaining AFRC-Europe facilities in Garmisch will stay open while the new 330-room hotel on Sheridan Kaserne is under construction. This facility is proceeding on schedule to open in October 2004, when the Army originally planned to end all operations in Chiemsee and the hotel operations in Garmisch. The Von Steuben Hotel in Garmisch closed on 15 April. The Chiemsee Lake and Park Hotels will remain open through Labor Day and close permanently 2 SEP 03. This will allow for a full summer of Lake Chiemsee operations, which will be heavily promoted for those who look forward to one last chance to enjoy the lakeside resort. The closures will reduce the number of available AFRC-Europe guest rooms from 343 to 119. If additional rooms are needed during peak seasons in Garmisch, guests will be referred to commercial
hotels at rates comparable to those of the AFRC hotel. In Garmisch, the Patton Hotel, the Alpenblick Golf Course, the outdoor recreation equipment checkout center, tours, and the campground will remain in operation. The Armed Forces Recreation Centers are open to all Department of Defense ID-card holders, active duty, reserve component, retirees and their families. [Source NAUS Update 11 APR 03]

SS Tax Free Earnings 2003: If you work while getting Social Security survivors or retirement benefits and haven't yet reached your full retirement age, you can earn up to $11,520 in 2003 and keep all of your Social Security benefits. The amount was $11,280 last year. If you make more than $11,520, $1 will be taken out of your Social Security benefits for every $2 you earn over the limit. If you reach full retirement age during 2003 (that's 65 and 2 months for people born in 1938), $1 will be taken for every $3 you earn above $30,720 until your birthday month. After you reach your full retirement age, you can keep getting your full benefit no matter how much you earn. To learn more about working and collecting Social Security benefits check out To find out your full retirement age refer to [Source: Social Security eNews April 2003]

Arthritis & Exercise: Exercise is encouraged for people with arthritis. Studies show exercise helps preserve joint mobility and function. Inactive lifestyles and low fitness levels are two traits characterizing by many arthritis sufferers. Unfortunately, for someone suffering from an arthritic condition, prolonged inactivity can accelerate the symptoms traditionally associated with the disease. Symptoms include increased muscle atrophy, decreased flexibility, degeneration of joint cartilage and a greater risk
of bone fractures due to the loss of bone mass. Exercise reduces joint pain and stiffness and increases flexibility, muscle strength, cardiac fitness and endurance. Exercise can also lead to a better psychological outlook. Faithful exercisers suffer from less stress, anxiety and depression. They sleep better and have an improved sense of self-esteem. Physical therapists can recommend exercises that are particularly helpful for people suffering from arthritic conditions. A therapist can design a
home-exercise program and teach sufferers about pain-relief methods, proper body mechanics, joint protection and conserving energy. The program normally consist of:
* Range-of-motion exercises to help maintain normal joint movement and relieve stiffness. This helps maintain or increase flexibility.
* Strengthening exercises (weight training) to help keep or increase muscle strength. Strong muscles help support and protect joints affected by arthritis.
* Aerobic or endurance exercises like bicycle riding to improve cardiovascular fitness, help control weight and improve overall function. Weight control can be important to people who have arthritis because extra weight puts extra pressure on many joints. Some studies show aerobic exercise can reduce inflammation in some joints. Before starting any exercise program, it is important for people to discuss their options with a doctor or other appropriate health care provider. [Courtesy of Air Education and Training Command News Service and the TRICARE Website]

CARRICK, Ernie DOB: 15AP36, RA25358534, E3-E4, Personnel Det 4, NO57-OC58, (Betty), 6111 Fairfield Dr., Huntsville, AL 35811, 256-852- 6180, - I started my Army career at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas from 17 July 1956 to 16 July 1959. After basic training I was assigned to Company A, First Student Battalion, ASA Troop Command, ASA Training Center, Fort Devens, Massachusetts from 18 Oct 1956 to 20 Jan 1957. Because I could type 60-70 words a minute, powers to be decided I was 058 material. Needless to say you cannot count dots and dashes. In January 1957 I was transferred to Arlington Hall Station (AHS) as a personnel specialist. I worked in Top Secret Control Division in "A" Building. In August I was alerted for overseas duty and transferred to Det 4 Sinop, Turkey. I departed the states in October and arrived at Det 4-1 in early November. At Det 4 I was a personnel specialist handling all records of personnel assigned during Nov 56 – Oct 58. My next assignment was back to AHS where I worked in the ASA Historical Department, Headquarters Building, again because of my typing ability. I was discharged from the Army on 16 July 1959.

I returned to my former job in civilian life with Dixie Mercerizing Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Work was terrible and pay was very low, so with a new son Danny, my wife Betty and I decided to re-enlist in the Army.

I re-enlisted on my 89th day as a 'civilian' so I did not loose any rank. I had to go back through the ASA induction station at Fort Jackson, SC. I had re-enlisted for my old duty station at AHS. I had talked to my Sinop friend SSG Jim Ownsby at AHS who was in the enlisted assignment section and he had issued orders for me to return to AHS to work for him and Captain Hickey. But, I had to retake all the battery of tests over and on the RC test which I almost max, the ASA representative changed my order and reassigned me to Fort Devens for RC school. I tried every way to convince him that I had re-enlisted for AHS and that I was going there. I called Jim Ownsby and he said don’t fight the system and come on to AHS and he would change the orders. I arrived at AHS in early November 1959. Sure enough, my orders were changed and I was assigned to ASA Enlisted Assignment Section. My first task was to reassign the ASA representative from Fort Jackson to another Army assignment where he could get things right. I stayed at AHS until January 1961 where I was reassigned to Fort Gordon, GA to attend MOS 314 (31J) Teletypewriter Course for 6 months. Upon completion of this course, SP5 John H. Aug, RA12547089 and I were assigned to the ASA Modified Teletypewriter Course for 6 weeks. John and I were sent to attend the Teletype Corporation, 210 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, as ASA was modernizing their teletypewriters. I was assigned to USASA Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany and SP5 Aug to the Berlin Detachment. We arrived in Europe in November 1961. I was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, HQ USASA Europe. I found out that John and I was in great demand since we were the only two in ASA Europe that had been factory trained. I was a frequent visitor to Berlin and to England, on help me tours and inspector, for US Army Europe. On 15 November 1963 we became USASA Communication Unit. We had our own CO, 1st Sgt., Field First, Supply Sgt., the works. We all found that we were going to do other jobs that we were not formally doing. Parades, what the hell was that, Change of Command ceremonies…. we found that there really was an Army. I was promoted to SSG E-6. I departed ASA Europe and ASA in 24 Sep 1964.

I was reassigned to Electronic Radio Laboratory, Fort Monmouth, NJ. On 15 Oct 1965 I was assigned to US Army Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, GA for the Army Area Communication Chief School. I graduated March 1966 and was reassigned to 14th Light Equipment Maintenance Company, 73rd Signal at Fort Bragg, NC. I was detached from the 14th and assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps CMMI Team as chief signal inspector. I was then (same year 1966) assigned to Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Attaché Training School in Washington, DC. I graduated in Oct 1966 and was assigned to the USDAO Seoul, Korea. I was with the DAO from Nov 1966 to Aug 1969. On 16 Aug 1968 I was promoted to SP7. I reported to the 5th Army NCO Academy at Fort Riley, KA on 4 Oct 1969. After completion of school and on 7 Nov 1969I was transferred to the 1st Signal Bde, Long Binh, Vietnam. I was then assigned to the US Army Automatic Data Message Switching Center, Nha Trang. As the job I was assigned too had been abolished for over a year, I was re-assigned to USASTRATCOM Regional Communication Group, 1st Signal at Saigon, Vietnam. I completed my tour and returned to Washington, DC on 15 November 1970. I was assigned to the US Army Attaché assignment section within Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army. On 18 January 1971 I was promoted to Warrant Officer 1. I attended the US Defense Attaché Officers Training Course and was assigned as the Operation Coordinator to the USADO Tehran, Iran from Aug 71 – Aug 74. I was transferred to the Hoffman Building in Alexandria VA. I was then transferred to US Army Intelligence School, Fort Huachuca, AZ to attend the Counterintelligence Officer Course. After completion, I was assigned to the 902nd Military Intelligence Office, Redstone Arsenal, AL. I retired 31 Dec 1976.

Since my retirement, I have worked in the private sector. I worked as the loss prevention manager for JC Penney Co, Huntsville, AL for 4 years. I returned to college and graduated from Athens State College, Athens, AL 1982. I work for SCI Systems as a Logistics Analyst until 1983. I accepted a job with Analytics, Inc., Willow Grove, PA to be the Logistics Manager in Huntsville. They closed their office in 1985 here in Huntsville. I worked for myself as a consultant and supported several companies that had government contracts. I accepted employment with Coleman Research, Corp, providing support for the Patriot Project Office. I then worked for SAIC performing MANPRINT and Logistics for the early Forward Air Defense Systems. I then went to work for Quality Research Corp, who had a contract with the Battlespace Battle Lab at Fort Benning, GA. I became the Logistics and Material Manager. I really enjoyed working with the troops again at Benning. We tested all the new equipment and weapons that are now in use and was used extensively in Iraq. We tested lethal and non-lethal ammunitions, night vision goggles, laser and thermal sights, big bore single shot 50 cal weapons, and all the new NBC protection gear and many more that are not yet fielded. I retired on 1 Jan 2001 officially, but the Battlelab retained me to work for them in Huntsville part time. I interfaced with Redstone Arsenal projects such as Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Unmanned Guided Air Platforms, LOSAT, and visited Defense Reutilization Office around the country. I am now fully retired.


COLVARD, Joyce, nee Wilkinson, AID, Ankara, DE61-AP64,

My name is Joyce Wilkinson Colvard. I was Joyce Wilkinson when I lived in Ankara, Turkey, from December 1961 until April 1964. I knew many guys from Site 23. Connie Stallings wrote me about your newsletter and I would like to find out more about it. I worked for AID but knew people from Embassy, Air Force, etc. If you get this email, please reply.

COX, James R. (Jim) DOB: 16JL43 RA14820047 E4-E5 MP Det 4, MR66-FE67, (Vicki), 1711 Pomotaw Trail, Anniston, AL 36203, 256-236-5872., I served at AHS with the pyromaniac mentioned in DOOL 112. His name was CPL Riess or something like that. He was still at AHS when I was transferred to the pacific theater. As I recall he had only found one fire during the time we worked together. He was promoted to corporal before I was transferred. Later on I was assigned to Sinop and read some of the MP
reports pertaining to the fires he had found. I was told that the S2 officer at Det 4 had solved these cases. I often wondered what type of punishment he received.

CROSSWHITE, Chas (Bob) E6 Mess Sgt Det 4, 58-59, PO BX 93 Slanesville, WV 26704, 304-496-8811, Write-up will be in #115.

DUBICKI, Walter L E5 058/9 Det 27 DE61-JN63 058/9 Trick Chief #1, (Beverly), 6701 Tamarind Ct., Louisville, KY 40219, 502-969-1534, Subject: Senior exercise. For those of us getting along in years, here is a little secret for building arm and shoulder muscles. Three days a week works well. Begin by standing outside behind the house, and with a 5-LB. Potato sack in each hand ... extend your arms straight out to your sides and hold them there as long as you can. After a few weeks, move up to 10-LB. Potato sacks and then 50-LB. potato sacks, and finally get to where you can lift a 100 lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Next...start putting a few potatoes in the sacks, but be careful not to overdo it....

DUNNAM, Gary (Duck) E3-E5 98C Det 27 & 4-4, (Sharon Steen),104 N Liberty St., Victoria, TX 77901, 361-575-2160, G. Hornet - This came across today. Sounds like something some of us might follow up on...... At least the Texans in the loop. Lots of Texans. Hope you and Mis Patty are well. Beautiful South Texas day - sunny and quite warm. Gary Dunnam: "I am currently posted in Ankara, Turkey and am working on the decorations for the Embassy community's annual 4th of July celebration. We expect to have about 2,000 Americans and visitors from other countries attending the event this year and would like to have your state represented in our American theme. We are looking for donations of posters and any local paraphernalia that we can use in our display or give out as door prizes at our outdoor event. Our goal is to have every state represented. Here are a few examples of the kinds of things we are looking for: the Memphis, Tennessee CVB has donated a life-sized Elvis cutout for people to have their picture taken with, and the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida CVB has donated beach balls. Any assistance ! you could provide would be greatly appreciated! I look forward to hearing from you and having your state represented in our festivities! Thank you, Laura McFarland, PSC 93, Box 5000, APO AE 09823-5000,"

GOSS, Norris L (Buck) DOB: 24OC33 RA24784643 E5 1709 Det 4, DE56-MR58, (Jane Eliz- dec), 12421 Bears Den Ct., Jacksonville FL 32258 904-262-5081, Buck promised to send me his BIO.

LONSWAY, Wallace R., DOB: 6SE36 RA??, E4, Det 4, 55-56, (Enes), 15 Stirrup Ln., Novato, CA 94947, 415-897-8449, Wallace is in the process of writing his memories of the early days at Sinop.

MYERS, Don Creig, E4, 05K, Det 4-4, JA70-JN71, 810 fm 1960 w Houston, TX 77090, 281-209-9249, - Maj Frickey's concerns are valid and we as individuals must be more aware of the possible theft of idenity...but this also underscores our relationship to each other. Some of us may not have had to depend on another in a fire fight but we hold each other is a beautiful confidence...all of had to survive the deep scrunity required to accomplish our jobs... the trust and confidence we had in each other during our time in service...just gives more meaning to the addage "keep the faith" creig Houston/Corpus Christi

MYHRE, Leon DOB: 8 June 1939, RA17493292, E4, Ration Breakdown, Det 4, OC59-SE60, (Ruth), 917 E. Grove St., Caledonia, MN 55921 507-725-2122, Re: Days of our lives newsletter – Preserving forgotten memories - My dad asked me to send you an email requesting I be added to your newletter list. His name is Leon Myhre. He doesn’t have internet access, but if you send things to me, I will print them and mail them to him. He also requested past issues of the newsletter if that is possible. He thought it was started this year. If you could send me any past issues, it would be appreciated. Please send to Thank you for your time.…..thanks. Best Regards, Scott L. Myhre

PERON, James E., (Jim), DOB: 18OC32, RA13496045, E3-SP3, 058 Det 4, 2MY56-DE57, (Jean), 48 Long Ln., Kirkwood, PA 17536, 717-529-2561, - [edited] Hi Elder: Thanks a million for the neat newsletter about the early history of Det 4 at Sinop. It brought back a lot of memories. I had forgotten the names of many of the fellows but your EARLY BIRD newsletter helped the failing brain cells. I fully expect to be with you fellows at the Reunion at Seven Springs. Looking forward to it !! Found several more groups of photos taken during the early days. I'll bring them along. Many are of the picnic at the beach!! Maybe someone can help me identify several of the fellows. Best regards... JIM PERON

ROSE, Llewellyn P (Pat) 02 Det 4, AP55-MY56, (Anne), PO Box 393, Junction, TX 76849, 915-446-2252, [edited] Dear Elder, Many thanks for sending "The Early Birds" to me and I will appreciate your continuing to do so. Phil Hotton's description of life in Sinop is essentially correct and I can think of little to add to it. As he mentions, I was the OIC of the Sinop bunch during that time, and a memorable experience it was. I have previously sent some of my thoughts of that time to you. I would mention that it is my opinion that the work we did in 55-56 was the stimulus which caused the rapid increase in the size of the ASA presence there. Best wishes, Pat Rose.

SIMONS, Bill, E3-E4 058 DE59-DE60, - Hello Elder,
During the five years that I have been authoring the ASA/Sinop web site, only one person has asked to have his personal information and submitted material removed from my Internet posting. He had submitted information concerning current military personnel deployment while he was still associated with the US military. He decided upon further consideration that he did not wish to have the information available on the net and possibly endangering his employment at the time. My interest in posting information on the web is to preserve the stories and photos which would otherwise be lost when we all eventually transfer to that great Field Station in the sky. Much of this information has already been lost as other participants die and memories fade. I post the names and email addresses of the contributors on the web site as a courtesy to make it easier for old friends to contact each other after many years. No one has yet asked to have their name removed from the Roll Call roster and many contact me to update their email addresses as their circumstances change. I will be posting a message on my web site describing Mr. Frickey's concerns and offering to remove anyone's name, email address or other personal information from the web site should they request it, including personal information in the DOOL newsletters that are posted there. Bill Simons - Manager, ASA/Sinop web site.

TEAKERT, Terrance D., PFC-CPL 058 Det 4, AP56-57, (Janet), 804 S. Franklin St., Bunker Hill, IL 62014, 618-585-3063, My husband, Terrance Teakert, was in Turkey in the"early days" and just by chance met a man at a restaurant last Veteran's Day who had also been there (several years after my husband). They had a good time comparing stories. I'm sure that my husband will be interested in this newsletter. Someone called him one or two days before the 2002 reunion (the first time he had ever been contacted), but it wasn't possible for him to leave without more notice and time.
P.S. As you have probably guessed, we don't have a computer at home.

THIEDEK, Vic DOB: 27DE40 E5 059 Det 27, AP60-JN62, (Judy), 1513 Selby Ave., St Paul Park, MN 55071, 651-459-7042, Elder, Dave Cismoski was a cop in Duluth, MN. I know this because my next door neighbors son is also a cop there. I asked him to give Dave my e-mail and phone number so I could talk to him but no response. I remember him vividly, as well as Alehandro (Alex) Lara...I have compiled a list of names...will send to you asap. gule gule....vic

WORKMAN, Ken, GS18, Sylvania Tech Rep, Det 4, DE65-JN67, (Jennifer) NC, -I just read in DOOL #113 of the passing of Colonel Bistany last November. I'm pleased and saddened to say a bit of Sam sits a few feet away from me every day. I was privileged to be stationed at Sinop Det 4 from December 65 through June 67 as a civilian Tech Rep for Sylvania EDL. Shortly before I left Colonel Bistany and Major Fulluo presented me with an "Outstanding Performance Citation" that hangs above my desk. The Citation has both individuals signatures affixed thereto. I remember Colonel Bistany as one of the best of the three C.O.'s I served under when I was at Det. 4.

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