From: "Elder RC Green" <>
Subject: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #141
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 10:20:40 -0400
Subject: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #141


This newsletter is intended for the use of the ASA TURKEY Veteran's. The internet has become so outlandishly unreal that any disclaimer about this newsletter would be redundant. Your memoirs are most welcome to the DAYS OF OUR LIVES and is an effort on my part to preserve the stories and
memories of ASA veterans who served in Turkey. Certainly it brings all ASA Vet's closer and it is my goal is to collect and to preserve the stories -- that we honor the ASA Turkey veterans and that we educate future generations about what it was like for us COLD WAR veteran's. When sending an email to me - PLEASE include the word ASA in the subject line to insure that I open it and not mistake it for SPAM. Please send along a foto with your BIO that will be included in the DOOL.Go to to view the foto's in their proper sequence thanks be to Bill Simons, the Det 4 webmaster

WHEN: 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2004
Where: Huntsville, Alabama.
How do I make the reservations and what other things should I know?
Marriott Hotel-Resort-Suites will host the 2004 ASA Turkey Reunion. Their address is Five Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805.
70 rooms have been blocked for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hotel can accommodate more if necessary.
When you call in, you must mention that you are coming for the ASA Turkey Reunion.
Rooms will be $70.00 per night. An 11% state lodging tax and a city surcharge of $1.00 per room per night will be added to your bill. This price is good for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only. If you would like to arrive early or stay later than these three days call Mrs. Monica Yearick at 256-830-2222 Ext. 6100 and she will work with you on a rate other than the normal rate of $139.00. The normal rates for this time of year are Singles $139.00 + and Parlor 275.00.
If you require a handicap room you must make it known at the time that you make your reservations.
You may make your reservation by calling 1-888-299-5174 or 256-830-2222. If you need to send a FAX – 256-830-1336. I would suggest that you call the 256 number rather than the national reservation desk.
All reservations must be accompanied by a first night deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.
Reservation by attendees must be received on or before August 1, 2004 (the CUTOFF DATE).

If attending the reunion please fill out the following form and mail to Ernest Carrick, 6111 Fairfield Dr., Huntsville, AL 35811
Names(s) as you would like to have them on your name tag(s)
Number for 18 September 2004 dinner X $35.
3. Cost for Friday evening, 17 September outing X $15. per person at Officers Club includes, room rental and food. Bartender will be provided, with each person paying for his or her own beverages.
4. Cost for Hospitality Room Amenities and incidentals X $10.
PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations must be made 10 working days prior to the start of the reunion. After that date, cancellation will be extremely difficult to deal with. We can only promise that we'll do our best.
If you have any question, please call either Ernie Carrick 256-852-6180, Email: or Walter Sinor, 256-635-6860, Email:

The Hospitality Room(s) will be open and fully operational at 1200 Noon in Room 727. Keys for these rooms may be obtained from Ernie Carrick or Walter Sinor.
Ernie will be available to assist in planning or arranging tours.
No Planned activities for this day
Enjoy the Huntsville Area or Lounge around the swimming pool. A good time to enjoy the Space and Rocket Center next door.
1800 - Dinner and social has been arranged with The Old Heidleburg German Restaurant for those of you that arrive early. Ms. Shelia Kiehne is the manager and will take good care of each of you. The restaurant is located just off US 72 West. Maps will be provided.
If anyone prefers, we can go to the Oktoberfest at Redstone for an evening of fun, food, beverages and music. Admission charge required.
Hospitality Room opens for business 0900.
Check in and Register. Badges will be issued as you check in. You will need these badges for your entire stay to identify you as a guest and participant in the reunion. You will need these badges at the Redstone Arsenal Officers and Civilian Open Mess for our evening activities.
Huntsville Tourist Bureau will have a representative available from 9AM to 11AM to answer questions about attractive venues to visit and enjoy around Huntsville and surrounding area.
There is no planned location for breakfast and lunch on Friday.
Golf – See Walter Sinor.
Redstone Arsenal Officers and Civilian Open Mess will host our evening activities.
1700 – Depart for Redstone Arsenal Officer and Civilian Open Mess. Those that do not drive after dark, transportation arrangement will be made for you.
1800 – 1900 Social – Pay as you go bar will be provided.
1900-2300 – A Cocktail Reception has been planned that include finger food (Cocktail Smokes, Meatball, Wings-O-Fire, Cubed Cheese Tray, Hawaiian Bread Bowl, Fresh Vegetable Trays and Chocolate Fountain served with Fresh Strawberries & Pineapple, Pretzels & Wafer Marshmallows.)
Slides and presentations will be in order as it has been in the past. Each person will be introduced and given the opportunity to relate their Turkey experiences, etc. This is strictly a volunteer event and only if you desire to do so.
Det 27 – Slides and discussion 2000-2100
Det 4 - Slides and discussion 2100-2200
Others - Slides and discussion 2200-2300
The Hospitality Room(s) will be open all day to relax and mingle.
Breakfast – In hotel or Huntsville.
Lunch – In hotel or Huntsville
Golf – See Walter Sinor
1700 – 1800 Group and special photo's
1800 -1900 – Social - Cocktail Bar will be available.
1900 – Invocation (Former Turkey Chaplin - TBD)
1900 - 2000 the buffet dinner will be served in this room.
Buffet menu: Carved Top Round of Beef, Grilled Chicken Breasts topped with orange sauce, Fish – Fried Catfish. Vegetables: Green Bean Almondine, Red Skin Potatoes, Corn Casserole, Garden Salad, Pasta Salad or Coleslaw. Deserts: Lemon, Pecan Pie, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate Mouse. Beverage: Fresh Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Iced Tea. Cash bar available for Wine, Beer and Liquor beverages.
2000 – Start of Evening Activities
Introductions of Guests, Recognize Even Coordinators, Last Years Coordinators, VIP, etc General Business
Introduce Speakers.
2015-2030 – LTC James (Jim) Green, CO, Det 4, 1956-1957
2030-2045 – Mr. Joe Tait, Det 4 – Color Commentator for the Cleveland Cavaliers and former commentator for the Cleveland Indians
2100 - 2115 - Ray Melchiorre (Det 27) – Trainer for Boston Celtics, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets and Pittsburgh Condors
2115 – 2130 - TBD
2130 – 2145 - Elder RC Green, Det 27,
2145 – 2200 - 2005 Reunion Coordinator
2200 Finish Business and Adjourn till next year
Hospitality Room opens until 10:00 at which time it will be closed.
You were given a comment sheet upon your arrival and we hope that you have made appropriate comments during your stay. Please turn them in prior to your departure. The comments will be included in future DOOL as After Action Report. This will be a tremendous help to next year coordinator.
ANTONELLO, Louis F. (TONY), YOB 1937, RA13576417, E6-E7, 059/05K, Det-27, Jul 65-Feb 68, Gvmt Qtrs 206C; Det-4, Sep69-Sep70, (Valerie), 12257 Wye Oak Commons Circle, Burke, VA 22015, 703-239-1739, - PAID
ASPER, Richard A (Rick) 1LT S2 Det 4, 66-67, (Carol), 1485 N.E. 57th Ct., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-491-0855,
ASPINWALL, Paul C YOB: 1942 2LT-1LT 9620 Supply Det 4, 12JA65-22DE65, 14 Quail Ridge Dr., Madison, WI 53717, 608-831-0670,
BANTA, Bill & Glenda DET 4
BENDER, Bill YOB: RA E4 05K Det 4-4 JA70-JL71, (Dawn), 6700 SW 113th Pl., Ocala, FL 34476, 352-854-9122, 1-800-877-3367, email pending
CAMMACK, Maurice E3-E5-10NO58 722 Det 27, 57-59, (Katie), 3024 E. Gallman Rd., PO Box 118, Gallman, MS 39077, 601-892-4597,
CARRICK, Ernie YOB: 1936 RA25358534 E3-E4 Personnel Det 4, NO57-OC58, (Betty), 6111 Fairfield Dr., Huntsville, AL 35811, 256-852- 6180, - PAID
COX, James R. (Jim) YOB 1943 RA14820047 E4-E5 95B MP Det 4, MR66-FE67, (Vicki), PO Bpx 2424, Gadsden, AL 35903, 256-452-0666.,
DAVIDGE, Gordon F RA16654687 E3-E4 059 BPED 26JA60 ETS 25JA63 Det 27, NO60-NO62, 10915 E. Goodall Rd., Lot 460, Durand, MI 48429, 810-621-5296 and 4236 Avanti Cir., New Port Richey, FL 34655, 727-375-5402, per UO #10 dtd 26MR62
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, - PAID
EDWARDS, Melvin (Fobby & Eddie) YOB 1935 RA24906073 E4 Motor Pool Det 4, AP57-1MR58, (Doris), 210 Bradford Pl., West, Richland, MS 39128, 601-420-5110, no email
ELDRIDGE, Frank YOB 1941 E4-E5 283.10, Det 4, FE61-MR62, (Arlie), 8219 Lone Bridge Ln., Humble, TX 77338, 281-540-3478, - PAID
ELSBERRY, George P (Joe) RA14758836 E3-E5 054.20 Det 27, FE63-OC64, (Darby Ann), 2228 Military Rd., Columbus, MS 39705, 662-327-4300,
ERICKSON, Ron YOB 1940 RA17575612 E4 059 Det 27, MY61-DE62, (Kathy), 17204 E 37th Terrace, Independence, MO 64055, 816-373-3349, - PAID
FORBUS, James (Jim) YOB 1938 RA14611142 E4 Supply Det 4, MR58-MY59, (Sara), 665 Bynum Acres Dr., Anniston, AL 36201, 256-237-3345,
GOSS, Norris L (Buck) YOB: 1933 RA24784643 E5 1709 Det 4, DE56-MR58, (Eleanor Rungo), 12421 Bears Den Ct., Jacksonville FL 32258 904-262-5081, - PAID
GREEN, Elder RC (aka Al & Green Hornet- - -gH) E7 Det 27, 1-15MY61, JN66-OC67(Buyuk Elgi & qtrs 225-E, eff 18JA67) & 4-4, OC67-NO68, (qtrs 914-4), (Patty), 3094 Warren Rd., Indiana, PA 15701, 724-349-7395, - PAID
GREEN, James A (Jim) YOB 1921 MAJ SigC CO Det 4, JN56-JN57, (Christine), 229 Bayou Woods Dr., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, 850-862-4063,
GROBE, James J (Jim) YOB 1940 RA18576330 E3-E5 Spec Svcs Hq Co Det 27, 61-62, BPED 16JL59 ETS 15JL62, (Peggy Sue), 155 Cherry St., P.O.Box 951, Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674, 256-381-5351,
HAMMETT, Stuart (Stu) YOB 1938 RA16589314 E2-E4 Supply Det 4, MY58-MY59, (Rita), 16222 Crego Rd., Dekalb, IL 60115, 815-756-9095, - PAID
HANNAH, James Rogers (Pappy) YOB 1935 RA14663535 Det 4, 74-75, (Mary Ann), 145 Robinson Cove Rd., Leicester, NC 28748, 828-683-1668, - PAID
HARBER, Jim YOB 1943 RA14770172 E3-E5 058-Tk 1 Det 27, 19MY62-27OC63, (Becky), 110 Sable Trace Trl., Acworth, GA 30102, 404-771-3074,
HARGUS, Julian Duane (Zip) YOB: 1940 RA 17577760 711 & 059 E3-E4 Det 27 DE60-SE62, (Linda), 400 Acorn Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109, 573-893-4267,
HEISS, John L III COL CDR Det 4, JL74-JL75, 715 Puesta Del Sol Plz., Indialantic, FL 32903, 321-779-9600
HUNT, Carlos E YOB 1937 E2-E4 058 Det 4, MR58-MR59, (Frankie), 10215 Hwy 79E, Henderson, TX 75652, 903-889-2391, - PAID
JENKINS, Dwight L. YOB 1936 E4 711 Det 4, MR57-MR58, 13881 Rd 614, Philadelphia, MS 39350, 601-650-9156, no email
JONES, Herbert E (Ed) YOB 1944 RA18664602 E5 059 Det 27, OC62-MR65, (Florence), 30 Woodland Hills Dr., Bismarck, IL 61814, 217-759-7773, - PAID
JONES, Ira J YOB 1942 E4 Det 27, 62-63, Jacksons Gap, AL 36861,
LANIER, Joe YOB 1936 RA14567428 E4 Signal Supply Det 4, AP57-MR58, 216 Valley One Dr., Winnsboro, SC 29180, 803-482-6954, no email
MELCHIORRE, Raymond J E5 Medic Det 27, 63-65, (Elizabeth), PO Bpx 569, Pattison, TX 77466, 281-375-8891,
NEARPASS, Robert D E3-E5 MP Det 27, DE64-DE66, (Lorraine), 111 Hope Crossing Rd., Belvidere, NJ 07823, 908-638-7625, - PAID
PEETZ, Robert (Bob) Maj Adj Det 4, 72-73, (bachelor), 2746 Bloomsbury Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22192-1205, 703-491-5781, no email
PETERSEN, Bruce H Det 4, 73-74
SACK, Bob & Sue DET 4 74-75
SAMUELS, John S., III PFC-SP2, 988 Russian Linguist, Det 4 in 1955, AP56-57, (Ellen-div), 810 Broadway NY., NY 10003, 212-420-0040,
SIMS, Don Det 4, 62-63, Det 120, 65 fm Valparasio, IN
SINOR, Walter YOB 1942 RA1862.... E3-E4 F&AO Det 27, JA62-JL63, (1/W Ann, 2/W Betty), 3049 County Road 239, Valley Head, AL 35989-4721, 877-453-5097, - PAID
STANCEL, Dennis (Dink) E3-E4 98J Det 4, SE74-SE75, (Melinda), 265 Meadow View Ct., Grayson, GA 30017, 770-962-5364,
STEPHENS, Howard C (Steve) RA16658652 E2-E4 Det 27, DE60-SE62, (Judy), 3149 Tamarron Dr., Rochester Hills, MI 48309, 248-375-0081,
STEPHENS, Tom Det 27, 57-59, MS,
SWARTZ, Fred YOB 1939 RA17523856 E3 550 Supply Handler Det 4 NO59-DE60, (Rose), 321 Fain St., Morganton, GA 30560, 706-374-4302,
TAIT, Joe H E4-E5 988RU Det 4, 62-63, 7250 Coon Club Rd., Medina, OH 44256, 330-722-0664, no email
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, - PAID
TESCHKER, Chuck 059/K E3-E5 Det 27, 60-62, (Penny), 2752 N, Tipsico Lake Rd., Hartland, MI. 48353, 248-887-1620,
WYLIE, Jim, YOB: 1941 RA13774855 E3-E5 93J Det 4, 64-65, (Sharon), 322 Crossfire Ln., Ligonier, PA 15658, 724-238-6457, no email
ZIMMERMAN, John W. (Bear) YOB: 1941 RA13774858 E5 98J Det 4, 64-65, (Sherry), RD#4 Latrobe, PA 2nd in MSC Hvy Wt class in 1965 per Mauler

GRAHAM, Billy, Maj, Protestant Chaplain, Det 4, 72-73. Details not available except that his widow lives in Lafayette, LA per Bob Peetz and Don MacKinnon.
HELTZEL, Dorothy M., DOB: 9 September 1938 DOD: 23 May 2004 in Bellevue, Nebr., wife of Mark Heltzel, CW3, USA(Ret), & Det 120, 70-72, 710 N. Bellevue Blvd., Bellevue, NE 68005, 402-733-5637, - It is with great sadness that we are writing to inform you of our mother's sudden death on Sunday, May 23rd 2004. Dorothy died of an accident at home, but after celebrating her oldest grandson's high school graduation and a week of impromptu travels with our father through Wyoming and areas they loved. Mark and Elder Green were CY-155 classmates at NSA in 1959.
SCHLUDE, Paul MAJ F&AO Det 4, 1978, DOB: 30 November 1941 DOD: January 1978 - died in U-21 crash near Sinop along with 5 others. SSN: 166-34-1303 issued PA
STOCKSTILL, Marshall J (John), DOB: 26 November 1937, DOD: 11 April 2994, E4, 981/982 Det 4, FE58-FE59, (Rosalind), 328 Rena Dr., Lafayette, LA 70503, 337-984-9779, Ernie Carrick talked to his brother, Mike, 337-380-2712, on 25 June 2004.

AINES, Don, Det 4, 60-61
ANTONELLO, Tony, Det 27, 65-68 & Det 4,
ASPER, Rick, Det 4, 66-67
ASPINWALL, Paul, Det 4, 65
BEAM, Tim, Det 4, 68-69
BENSON, John M, ex-ASA vet
BROWN, Dave, Det 4, 68-69
BROWN, RON, Det 4, 68-69
BURKE, William, Det 4, 65-66
CAMMACK, Maurice, Det 27, 57-59
CAPOZZOLI, William, Det 4-2, 64-66 & Det 4, 74-75
CARLSON, John, Det 4, 61-62
COOK, Bill, Det 27, 63-64
DUPLANTIER, Robert, Det 4, 60-61
GLUBKA, Roger, Det 27, 64-65
GOSS, Buck, Det 4, 56-58
GREEN, Jim. Det 4, 57-58
HATMAKER, Jim, Det 27, 65-66
HEFFNER, Jim Det 27, 63-64
HELTZEL, Mark, Det 120, 70-72
JORGENSEN, Gary, Der 27 & 4-4, 66-69
MACKINNON, Don, Det 4, 72-73
MARKER, Spanky. Det 27. 66-67
MULHOLLAND, Jim, Det 4, 56-57
RANDGAARD, John, Det 4, 62-63
SIMONS, Bill, Det 4, 59-60
SIMS, Don, Det 4, 61 & Det 120, 65
SINOR, Walt, Det 27, 62-63
SMITH, Stuart, Det 27, 64-66
TAIT, Joe, Det 4, 62-63
TARR, Don, Det 66, 66-67
TELFER, Mark, Det 27 & 4-4, 66-68
TURNER, Willian, Det 4, 82-873 & 87-88
WEBER, Gary, Det 4, 62-63
WICKS, David 058 Det 4, DE57-JN59
WYKE, Buzz, Det 27, 66-67

AINES, Donald S., YOB: 1926, CPT, AGC, Adj & XO, Det 4, AU60-AU61, (Marjorie),11772 Woodlea Dr, Waynesboro, PA 17268, 717-762-2619, - [edited] Dear Elder, I very much appreciate the insertion of my SINOP memoirs in your DAYS OF OUR LIVES newsletter. The assignment to Det 4 was my one and only TOUR OF DUTY with the ARMY SECURITY AGENCY and is but one year out of my 29 year active duty service. I found the boat picture of us Det 4 officers on the Black Sea excursion (Dirkx, Jackson and Richards) very interesting. I would bet that the photo was taken on the way to Old Sinop since we all looked very relaxed and the water was reasonably calm. As I recall we hurriedly left Old Sinop to return to the 'HILL' as the weather had started to threaten and the clouds were over head. Then, the water was very rough on the way back and I recall that I was more than happy to get back to Sinop and I'm sure all the others were too. I must get out my old slides of Sinop days and perhaps find some you might find of interest and have some picturs reproduced for you. I have included two 8 X 10 photos that were taken during my trip to the April 1961 crash site. That's me with the silver captain bars on the 'OLD TIME" fatigue cap and First Lieutenant Mike Hyland behind me. The Turkish army sergeant on the left was the one who led us to the crash site. The WIN, DRAW, LOSE memoirs are still in the hands of the publisher and I am anxiously awaiting the proofs. About it for this time. Let me know if I have not provided any info which I stated I would or if there is anything else I may have of value to you. My very best, Don

ANTONELLO, Louis F. (TONY), YOB 1937, RA13576417, E6-E7, 059/05K, Det-27, JL65-FE68, & Det 4, SE69-SE70, (Valerie), 12257 Wye Oak Commons Circle, Burke, VA 22015, 703-239-1739, [edited] Our reservations are confirmed for the nights of 15 - 18 September 2004. Looking forward to seeing all the gang at the ASA Turkey reunion in Huntsville, AL.

ASPER, Richard A., (Rick), 1LT, S2, Det 4, 66-67, (Carol), 1485 N.E. 57th Ct., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33334, 954-491-0855, - Dear Ernest, At the behest of all of us "chicken pluckers" we thank you for your work in organizing the 2004 ASA Turkey reunion. My wife and I will try our best to make this event, professional schedule permitting. It would be our first. I was a 9666 (S-2 office) from late 1966 to late 1967. If we can make it we are likely to come up from South Florida in our own aircraft (a Beech Baron 58TC), and will have 4 extra seats, should others want to come but not have convenient transportation.

ASPINWALL, Paul C YOB: 1942 2LT-1LT 9620 Supply Det 4, 12JA65-22DE65, 14 Quail Ridge Dr., Madison, WI 53717, 608-831-0670, - I made my reservation at the Marriott on June 5. Looking forward to the gathering, and triggering more memories. During my 1965 stay at Sinop, KBOK was "broadcasted" thru speakers that had to be placed next to the telephone. Bill Wilson mentioned in last newsletter about a young Lt paying for his wife to come to Sinop for the summer. The second doctor during 1965 was Wade Smith. He brought his wife over for the year (well, 11 months and 10 days), and rented an apartment in Sinop. Until we moved into the new BOQ, he was my suite-mate (shared bath), but I didn't have to coordinate shower time or toilet very often. Wade is the mustachioed one in the the 1965 officers picture; I hope to conjure up more names at the reunion. When will we know about cost for events and when to send checks? Thanks again, Elder, for making this communications net active. Paul C Aspinwall

BEAM, Timothy K., YOB: 1946, RA18911486, E3-E5, 98J, Det 4, AU68-AU69, (Kathleen), 3472 Stagecoach Trl., Loomis, CA 95650, 916-652-0519, - Please remove me from your email list.

BENSON, John M., ex-ASA Vet - Elder Green, I found your site while searching for information on the Collins R-390 and spent several hours scanning days #24-83 and 128-139 for names that could be familiar after over 45 years. I'll look at the rest later. In July1961, I had orders to Sinop but I never got there. I had a layover at USASAE in Frankfurt and before I could leave, August 13th happened. After nearly 10 years of 286ing, I took my final DD-214 on 30 October 1964 at Vint Hill. For the last few years I have been looking for some of those I knew then. Check my web site John M. Benson

BROWN, David H E4 76Y/76S Det 4, JA68-JA69, (Rebecca), PO Box 371 Clallam Bay, WA 98326, 360-963-3112, - Hello Sarge, Top o the day to you. I just wanted to touch base let you know what a great job you do with the DAYS OF OUR LIVES newsletter. I really enjoy it. We are looking at our finances to see if we can possibly get to the Huntsville reunion. I have to go in for Laser eye surgery sometime this summer. We'll see. I was sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. We would be completely lost if our Buddy dog left us. He is such a part of our lives. Doggy heaven must have lots of great bones laying around just for the chewing on. We just got word that the daughter of the son of my very elderly uncle, lost her husband in Iraq in the last month. I never had the chance to meet him but the family back in the Midwest thought very highly of him. He had already served in Afghanistan. He must have been an outstanding young man as all our boys and girls are right now. We drove over to Port Townsend yesterday to visit the grave of a chopper pilot I knew in Nam. A nurse I knew over there is also buried there. I try to visit them every year. I have never seen anyone else there for them. Sad. I sent the Stats on the Tomb of the Unknown to my personal mailing list. I think Rebecca is going to make an editorial of it on the website. It will then go out to the 5000+ readers of that eZine. Information well worth knowing. I hope this finds you and Patti well. Take care.

BROWN, Wm (Ron) YOB 1946 RA1980661 E5 98C Det 4, NO68-NO69, (Wendy), 4026
S.E. Caruthers St., Portland, OR 97214, 503-236-6776, -Thanks for the great update in DOOL #140! ASA FOREVER!

BURKE, William W., Det 4, 65-66, - Dear Sir, I read Military Officer magazine and was stationed in Sinop, Turkey 1965 -1966. I am thinking I may see old friends? thanks

CAMMACK, Maurice E3-E5-10NO58 722 Det 27, 57-59, (Katie), 3024 E. Gallman Rd., PO Box 118, Gallman, MS 39077, 601-892-4597, - Elder, Please don't think this is a harassing email. I am just trying to see if the last DOOL was #139, May 3, 2004. I always read them on Bill Simons site, but I know he had some unfortunate experiences which dumped part of his holdings. I look forward to each DOOL, and if by chance, there have been any since #139, can you have me put on distribution for them, or tell me how to access them. I also pass them on to Tom Stephens, my friend from Det 27. Thank you for forwarding DOOL #140 on to me. I have sent it along to Thomas Stephens at If it is not too much trouble, would you please ask Norman Mau to add Tommy's name and email to his distribution for future copies of the DOOL. Tommy and I plan to attend the Huntsville reunion. Tommy has a relative who lives in Huntsville, and present plans are for us to stay with them. I will get busy in the week after July 4th and get our dinner reservations and other fees covered for the reunion. This will be our first reunion and we are looking forward to it. , all I can remember is watching that door sail and float toward the ground in slow motion, like a large bird. Then Mr. Diehl yelled at me to cinch up, and watch my nuts, before he started yanking at his parachute harness straps. He leaned over and checked my straps after he finished cinching up, then told me to help him get the courier bag in place so that he could take it out the door with him. He yelled at me to remember to roll out the door and count to 10 before I pulled the D-ring. By this time, I was getting concerned, to say the least. About that time, the pilot, who was giving that fuel pump hell, got the engine to turn over, sputter a few times, and finally come back to life. I have never been so relieved in my life! We returned to Ankara freezing to death without a door, but with one very happy courier guard! The next day we started for Sinop again, this time in a Deuce and a half, with a much happier guard driving. Mr. Diehl was a master paratrooper who had jumped in Normandy with the 82d in World War II, and looking back at the incident, it was probably funny to him, but not to me. So much for old war stories. Thanks again for the DOOL and best wishes to you and your family. Hope you and your family are doing OK. We are about to drown; 13 days of rain in the last 14. Reminds me of VN sometimes. Best wishes, Maurice Cammack

CAPOZZOLI, Wm Jr (Cap) W2 T/A Det 4, JA74-JA75 & Det 4-2, AU64-AU66, 8225 Galway Ln., Richmond, VA 23228,, CW3, retired - Greetings to all: Just in case the Commander-In-Chief decides to recall any of us military retirees, I wanted to ensure that I would be ready so I have been trying on my old uniforms. So far only the socks fit. Trained Killer Capozzoli

CARLSON, John A E3-E4 993.18 Det 4, JN61-MY62, (Madeline), 78 Clifton Ave, Brockton, MA 02301, 508-588-6572, - Hi Elder, I havn't written for a while but a coffee shop buddy of mine has been talking about his brother who was an Army career man and reportedly an ASAer. His brother's name was Norman Hall and he died recently in Kansas City, Missouri. His rank at retirement was Sgt.-Major so I am told. In his retirement he worked with the DAV in Kansas City and was also well-known at the Veteran,s hospital there. If anyone remembers Norm his brother would like to hear about it. Reports from here say he was in Ethiopia and Turkey but I don't have any dates. Hoping to hear from anyone that knows I am john carlson ASA Sinop 61-62 . e-mail to

COOK, Wm J Sr RA15675174 E3-E4 058 Tk#2 Det 27, AP62-OC64, 8110 Parkview Ln, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673, 828-478-5460, [edited] Although most of us in the ASA didn't go to Viet Nam there were many that did. This 2004 Memorial Day weekend I made the famous Rolling Thunder Run To The Wall. For 17 years they have made this ride to bring attention to the POW - MIA issue. It was estimated that there were in excess of 700,000 bikes in attendance. It was truly an awesome sight. We left the Pentagon parking lots around noon and rode through DC while thousands of people were lining the streets to show their support. The ride through town took most of the day since there were so many bikes. I've attached a few pictures that I thought you might like to see. I'm the guy with the beard and a airplane over my right shoulder. I attended the dedication of the WWII Memorial and went to the Marine barracks in DC and witnessed the Marine silent drill team doing their stuff. Saw the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and George W. Bush along with his father and Clinton. A truly awesome experience. Made me proud to be an American and a VET of the Viet Nam era.

SEE Bill Cook-3 attachment

DUPLANTIER, Robert (Bob) YOB 1940 RA19643407 E4-E5 988RU Det 4, DE60-DE61, (Tvonne), 203 Myrtle Ct, Roseville, CA 95747, 916-771-3123, - Elder: Note: My e-mail address remains as Please update your file and advise others as necessary.
GLUBKA, Roger A (Butch) YOB: 1944 E1-E3-E1 72B Det 27, FE64-JL65, (CW3 Michelle), 7353A Ireland Cir., El Paso, TX 79930, 915-562-9560, - [edited] Thanks Elder, Got the REAL FRIEND article just in time. I flew up to Iowa to see my mother who was in critical condition in the ICU after having a half a lung removed, a mild heart attack and needing 7 units of blood. With tears in my eyes - I report that my mother died of complications due to the operation. She's at peace now and I'll see her and Dad one day.

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.
A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you HAVE an argument.
A real friend calls you after you had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!
A simple friend reads this e-mail and deletes it.
A real friend passes it on and sends it back to you!

GOSS, Norris L (Buck) YOB: 1933 RA24784643 E5 1709 Det 4, DE56-MR58, (Jane Eliz- dec), 12421 Bears Den Ct., Jacksonville FL 32258 904-262-5081, - Elder: I apologize for the message stating that your e-mail had been blocked. I have a spam blocker program though my ISP that works well. In fact, it works so well that it blocks any message from an address that is not in my address book. It is a joy to have all the garbage e-mails diverted but it was never my intention to block messages like yours. However, you have now been added to my address book and should have no problems of this sort in the future. Please feel free to e-mail me anytime. I have signed up for the reunion in Huntsville in September and am looking forward to finally meeting you after all the pleasure I've received from the many DOOL's you've issued since you contacted me. I still have in mind trying to put together an outline of my service record in the form of an e-mail as you requested. The problem is it will be from memory and I have found that my memory is not as sharp these days as it once was. In fact, I have read the account of others who experienced the same event(s) way back then and concluded that either he or I had some false memories. That is the primary reason I am somewhat wary of the project. Thanks for "Life Is To Short". I never let a day go by that I don't thank God for being so good to a poor farm boy like me. Buck

GREEN, James A YOB: 1921 MAJ SigC CO Det 4, JN56-JN57, (Christine), 229 Bayou Woods Dr., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, 850-862-4063, - MERHABA Col Green - Enjoyed talking to you this morning and will look forward to seeing you in Sept. Elder Green's web site is I am sure that you will find it very interesting. Elder will want a bio from you to go in his memory book. The schedule has not been finalized. Walt Sinor (Det 27) is also helping me on this project. He lives in Valley Head, AL. Walt and I hope to have it out in early July. For planning purposes Thursday, Friday and Saturday duing the day time is free for you to enjoy relaxing or sight seeing in the Huntsville area. Friday we will be at the Redstone Arsenal Office Club and Saturday at the Marriott hotel. Hospitality room(s) will be open from 1200PM Thursday until 1000 AM Sunday. They will be fully stocked with refreshment for your enjoyment. Thanks for the phone call, If I can be of any service to you, please email or call. Ernie

HATMAKER, James L (Hat) YOB 1946 RA13844153 E3 Clerk Co A Det 27, 65-66, (Deborah), 142 6th St., Coaldale, PA 18218, 570-645-2497, - RC - I know I haven't kept in touch but do read your mail when one of the family tells me you're on. But I want you and all the others TO REST EASY my son, Eric, went to Parris Island on Monday June 7th. So there is another Hatmaker on watch everything is under control. Pass it on and take care. Hat.

HEFFNER, Jim YOB: 1943 RA13784690 E3-E4 982 Det 27, 63-DE64, (Linda), 102 Rubin CT B4., Cary, NC 27511, 919-234-3818, - Please note my change of USPS address and email address.

HELTZEL, Martin C., (Mark), 982A WO Det 120, 70-72, (Dorothy-dec), 710 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005, 402-733-5637, - Hi RC. I will be attending the ASA picnic this year at Blobs Park. Have not discussed it with George Hoff yet but will do so. Thanks for the email notification. Attended all CWS series game again this year with kids and grandkids. It was another great event. Will be in touch when plans are complete. Mark

JORGENSEN, Gary C., (The Kid & Jorgy) YOB 1947 E3-E5 058/05H Det 27 & 4-4, MY66-SE68, (Virgie), 211 W House St., Duluth, MN 55808, 218-626-3676 - gH, I got an email from Mark Telfer and replyed today tks. Enclosed is the picture of me sitting in a gold dredge about 120 miles north of Fairbanks. I'm heading up close to there to dredge for gold in June this year and also do some fishing. I give you credit you are quite the hunter of old Army vets. Perserverance pays off.

See Jorgy Jorgensen attachment

MacKINNON, Don YOB: 1934, LtCol Dep Commander Det 4, AU72-AU73, (Virginia), 7809 Walnut Tree Rd., Severn MD 21144, 410-969-7057, - Found Don MacKinnon's entry on Bill Simons Det 4 website. Don has been sending me emails for quite a while and I simply assumed that I had contacted him and exchanged info regarding his TOUR OF DUTY at Det 4. Called Don on 13 June 2004 and had interesting chat. Said that just talking about Sinop brings back a lot of memories after about 31 years where he was Deputy Commander of Det 4 from mid '72 to '73. The CO's at the time were LtCol Chester Crowell and Col Daryl Arena. Don is a native of Brewer, Maine and began his 20 year army career in January 1957 as a ROTC Signal Corps 2LT after graduating from the University of Maine. Served with Signal Corps units until 1962 when he was transferred into ASA and stayed until his retirement as a Lt Colonel in 1977. Remembers Maj Bob Peetz as the Adjutant and Maj Billy Graham was the Protestant chaplain at Det 4. Recalls that Billy Graham was well liked by the people of Sinop as he visited a very sick woman and prayed with her family for her recovery. She recovered and from that day - was considered as a Holy Man from the 'HILL'. Word spread among the Muslims and soon Bill Graham was summoned to pray for other gravely ill Turks. Billy Graham is now deceased. Remembers Chester Crowell as living in Sinop with his wife, Georgia who he described as being as a most gracious and friendlu lady...... All in all, Don MacKinnon enjoyed his tour at Sinop.
Assignments during Don MacKinnon's 20 year Army career were:

1957 - 58: Company CO, 40th Signal Battalion, Ft Devens, MA
1958- 59: Post Signal Maintenance Officer, Ft Devens, MA
1959- 61: Company CO and Adjutant, 25th Signal Battalion, Germany
1961- 63: US Army Garrison,, Arlington Hall Station, Arlington, VA
1963-65 USASA School, Ft Devens, MA
1965-66 Company CO and OIC, CRS, 509th RR Group, RVN
1966-69 Instructor, USASA TC&S, Ft Devens, MA
1969-70 CO, 2nd Student Bn, USASATC&S
1970-72 IG, HQ USASA Pacific, Hawaii
1972-73 Dep CO, TUSLOG Det 4, Sinop, Turkey
1973-77 Staff Officer, DOD, Ft Meade, MD

Upon retirement, in 1977, he moved to Orlando, FL and commenced teaching middle school music. He retired from that profession in 1997 and relocated to Severn, MD. MacKinnon has a BA degree, in music, from the U of Maine; MA in Education from Pepperdine University and an MA in Music Ed from the University of Central Florida. Don MacKinnon , and wife , Virginia, have 5 children, 7 grand-children and 3 great grandchildren.

See De 4 72-73 attachment.

[Don sent 4 other photos of his time at SINOP, but I could not attach them to this DOOL. Hopefully, I will be able to attach them to a future DOOL- - -gH]

MARKER, Robert K., (Bob & Spanky), YOB: 1944, RA15734786, E3-E5, Co A Det
27, JA66-JL67, 620 Grant St., Fremont, OH 43420, 419-332-5393, - Thanks for the 1 June 2004 phone call. It jogged my memory quite a bit. I will keep busy trying to catch up on the news letters. Bob Marker. Contacted on 1 June 2004. Enlisted in the ASA for 4 years on 20 April 1965 in Ohio. Took basic at Fort Jackson and to Fort Devens for 058 AIT. He vividly remembers Col Lou Moulette, a Medal of Honor winner in the Korean War, as the commander of the ASA Troops at Devens. He relates that Moulette would have made an excellent commander of Infantry Troops, but not MILL pounders who resented Moulette's disturbance of their attempts to concentrate on catching the dits and dahs! Then it was off to what he envisioned as an assignment where Flying Carpets, Deserts, Camels, Nomads and even Geni's in no particular order would be common. . His dream came to a screeching halt when he landed in Esenboga International Airport outside Ankara to 8 inches of SNOW and the dreaded odor of Turkish cigarettes. Was assigned to Co A at Manzarali where Maj William Risse was the CO and the First Sergeant was Francis X. McCormick. After Risse's departure the CO of Co A was CPT Edward Tenney. The thing that he remembered most about Tenney was that when reporting for pay each month, Tenney would count out the money BACKWARDS and wonders if others reading this remember this unusual method! Worked as a 058 with friends such as Mark Telfer, Mike (Chubby Weed) Baran, Ralph 'Buzz' Wyke, George Ingram, Richard Manning, ? Maxwell, Richard Flamer, Gary Stolp, ? Templeton, Gross Lund, Joe Hey, Jim Culton and Dave Woods (who were both from Gallup, New Mexico) and others that he can still visualize their faces, but cannot attach a name to the faces. Spanky was a linebacker on the 1966 Det 27 Flag Football MSC championship football team and remembers Lt Jim Crane, Mike Baran, Guy Vann, Mike Regan, Johnny Williams, MP-Ken Karpy,
John Randall, Larry Kupp, George Bailey, Jim Culton, Jimmy Shoop, Harold Wilson, Bill Riedy and the cocky QB named Jim Hatmaker. Also played on the 1966 Manzarali MSC softball team with southpaw pitcher Glen Reed whose delivery was hidden by his beer belly until the ball was upon the batter. Said that he remembers playing softball on the Det 4 field in Sinop. Said that his 058 Trick Chief was newly promoted SFC Don Carpenter who was an avid hunter. Spanky was a pretty good bowler. Said that 982 Sp5 Richard Erbe from Philadelphia was the best bowler at Det 27. Needless to say - Spanky enjoyed his stay at Site 23 and still visualizes the KARIHANI sights. Left Det 27 and was sent to Taiwan to complete his enlistment. Was discharged at Fort Lewis where he was mustered out 5 months early, but not before being harrassed about the early out. Said that he ran into Maj Risse there who promptly took care of the problem. After his discharge went back to his old job as a hi-altitude repairman and soon discovered that that was not to his liking. Decided to become a journalist and has worked for the News-Messenger newspaper in Fremont, Ohio for 31 years. Would like to attend the 2004 reunion in Huntsville with the OLD friends that he mentioned above.

MULHOLLAND, James J., YOB: 1934, 2Lt-1Lt, Elint O, Det 4, AP56-JN57, (Joan), 4702 Hedgewood, Bloomfield Hills. MI 48301, 248-855-9213, - Major Sir. Ah, Hi Jim it's been a long time. I was elated to receive the e-mail from Elder Green, that you had been found. After all these years, and man they went by fast, I gave up looking back to my days at Sinope. Then Stuckert and I hooked up and I found Posner and Ray Keane's widow. But no Jim Green. But I guess all comes who waits. When you get a chance reply.

RANDGAARD, John G., E5-E6, 722, Det 4, AP62-AP63, (not married), HC 8 Box 701, Payson, AZ 85541, 928-474-5403,, CW2, Ret - [edited] Elder: The US Army Intelligence Museum at Fort Huachuca has set up a section that tells the story of the ARMY SECURITY AGENCY and the curator, Ms. Kate Schmidli is looking for any and all information about the ASA. Where they served and when. Unit orders, pictures etc., are all of interest to the museum and since you have the most contact with ASA Turkey veterans please include this information in your DAYS OF OUR LIVES newsletter. The mailing address for the U.S. Army Intelligence Museum is:
ATTN: ATZS-PAM (24), Army Intelligence Museum, 340 S. Grierson St., Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-7027. E-mail is:
My second enlistment beginning in 1950 was with ASA. I served about 11 and a half years with ASA, one being on the HILL at SINOP and denominated Det 4. I traded back and forth between ASA and other organizations until my retirement in 1971. I have sent a lot of my material concerning ASA to the museum. ASA lives... All the Best, s/John G. Randgaard

SIMONS, Bill, YOB 1936 RA135..... E3 058 DE59-DE60, (Patricia Anne), 155 Newbolds Corner Rd., Southampton, NJ 08088, - My apologies again Elder for the Email address foul-up. I just "found" DOOL 140 in my spam file listed as a XXX porn email (???). I've added your email address to my "white list" so that should not happen again in the future. I will try to post DOOL 140 today depending on how many pictures are accompanying it. In any case, it will be posted no later than Sunday morning (July 4th) along with DOOL 141 if I receive that one by then. Losing all my Sinop and many DOOL files to that hacker attack has really eaten up most of my free time as I try to upload and review them all and I just wasn't watching out for DOOL 140 as I normally would have been.Believe me, I have no intention of abandoning the DOOL postings. If I am unable to continue in the future for some reason, I WILL let you know first thing. Have a cool 4th of July, Bill

SIMS, Don Det 4, 61 & 1LT Det 120, 65, Valparasio, IN, - [edited] Joe Tait, a good Det 4 friend of mine, was kind enough to send me info about the ASA Turkey reunion in September at the Redstone Arsenal. I was in Sinop with Joe Tait all of 1961 and worked as a Intercept Equipment Repairman MOS 286.6., Joe was a Russian Linguist and took the edge off of being on the Rock with his wit and humor. I am sure we have many old ASA,ers in common and will enjoy the reunion. Elder: Thanks for the note and congratulations on bringing some of the ASA people and others together for the past reunions. I never had a chance to thank you for your help in Turkey on the Mobile Training Team in 1965. My Dad died while I was there and they got me home in time to say my farewells. The Team was almost finished so I was sent to Okinawa, for a tour rather than going back to Turkey. I hope to attend the Huntsville reunion and my wife and I are thinking of using that as a first step of a ten day vacation South, in any event we are looking forward to the event. As for Joe I will be talking with him soon and will try to get him to attend also. Again Thanks for your help and looking forward to seeing you.

SINOR, Walter YOB 1942 RA1862.... E3-E4 F&AO Det 27, JA62-JL63, (Betty), 3049 County Road 239, Valley Head, AL 35989-4721, 877-453-5097, - June 28, 2004 - Elder Green, I am sending you the photographs we discussed some time back regarding the two marathons I have run in the past 7 months. The first marathon was November 8, 2003 at the Chickamauga Battlefield in Chickamauga, Georgia. This Civil War battlefield was the location of the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War. There are numerous towers, monuments, cannons, historical plaques, etc within the National Park. Since the marathon is in the fall, the weather, scenery and fall colors provide a good spectator and runner event. Since I was in the 60-65 age bracket my qualifying time for the Boston Marathon had to be within 4 hours. I was able to complete the Marathon in 3 hours 58 minutes and 20 seconds. After having my time certified with the Boston Athletic Association I received my confirmation that I was accepted to run the 108th Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day April 19, 2004. The Boston Marathon is the goal of any long distance runner as it is the only marathon where a qualifying time is necessary to participate. There were several of my friends who are members of the Chattanooga Tennessee Track Club who also qualified and we each finished the Boston Marathon. Afterwards, we treated ourselves to Fred Flintstone steaks and beer in downtown Boston. Running/Jogging is very important to me both physically and mentally as I enjoy staying fit, keeping my weight under control and reducing stress. It improves quality and/or quantity of life however long we are given. Please return my photographs when you have finished your DOOL article. I am sending this by e-mail so you can cut and paste as you wish. I will also place a copy in the mail with the photographs. Walter Sinor
SMITH, Stuart B., E4, 059, Det 27, OC64-MR66, 412 Warhawks Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-482-2575, - I was going through some of the back files of DOOL. I noticed that there was a revised issue of the 2003 Memory Book (579 pages). Somehow I missed it. Is it still available, if so how much is it? I would like the full size CD if possible. Thanks

TAIT, Joe H E4-E5 988RU Det 4, 62-63, 7250 Coon Club Rd., Medina, OH 44256, 330-722-0664, no email - [edited] Joe recently had knee replacement and will have long reabilitation over summer the months. Joe is looking forward to attending the 2004 reunion and will be one of guest speakers for Saturday evening.

TARR, Don Det 66, 66-67, 52 Rieder Rd., Edison, NJ 08817, 732-906-8757, - Elder: We really need to make certain we call our Senators and Congressmen about this. I just called mine in New Jersey. They said they were not aware of any such "mistake" and would certainly look into it and get back to me. I assume that this "error" did not receive much notoriety around the belt-way. Like yourself, I am both angered and saddened by this obvious and intentional omission. Those final four words show the determination of our people in a noble cause. Those are the most important four words of his speech.

TELFER, Mark (TM) YOB 1945 RA17715766 E3-E5 058 Det 27 & 4-4, 66-68, (1/W Pat, 2/W Jeannine), 1618 Twelve Oaks Way, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, 561-776-8756, - Elder: Just got off the phone from a very enjoyable conversation with you. Thanks for the memories. This e-mail is to give you a record of my e-mail address. I will be in contact again. Thanks.

TURNER, Wm YOB 1945 pilot CWO Det 4, AU82-AU83 & JN87-JN88, (Julie), 1139 N
Rutland Ct., Wichita, KS 67206, 316-630-0057, - [edited]
Found on Bill Simons website and called on 31 May 2003. Hello, My tour at Sinop, Aug 82-Aug 83 was the most fun I ever had during 27 years in the army. My second tour at Sinop, Jun 87- Jun 88 was almost as great. As for natural beauty, only San Francisco is more lovely. If you flew into or out of Sinop during those two years chances are I was up front acting like the pilot. Thanks, William Turner, Cw4, USA, Retired

SEE CW4 Wm Turner attachment

WEBER, Gary YOB: 1943 RA17606570 E3-E4 Photographer Det 4, 14NO62-20OC63, 4209 Americana Dr., #102, Annandale, VA 22003, 703-941-0311, - Hi Elder: Saw the DOOL write-up about Arlington Hall Station. I am attaching a pic of the backside of Headquarters Building. As you can see, the post commander liked flowers - especially tulips which most of us despised. Seems civilian KP's were authorized, but the commander bought flowers instead. Legend has it that when AHS was a girls school, one of the girls hung herself in the attic of headquarters many years ago and some claimed her ghost was still present. The MP's got a lot of enjoyment out of this. During the winter they would send a yeni MP up to the attic to make rounds. One of the MP's would be positioned upstairs in advance and would turn off the lights and hold his hands out the window in the snow. When he heard the guy approaching, he would position his cold hand on the light switch and when the guy would try to turn on the lights many screams could be heard in the building - one MP fainted. I was stationed at AHS for a year after returning from Sinop. AHS was also occupied by the Defense Intelligence Agency in "A" building and "B" building.

WICKS, David F YOB: 1936 E4-E5 058 Det 4, DE57-JN59, (Cynthia), PO Box 58, Dahlgren, IL 62828, 618-736-2693, - My name is David Wicks. I was at Sinop from Dec 57 until June of 59. Was checking thru your web site and some of the bulletins and decided I should get my name in the pot. I was an 058, trick chief and platoon Sgt, amongst other things. hihi There were lots of good times and weird times as well. Carrick called me yesterday and sent me the stuff for the reunion. Don't know that I will be able to make the reunion but will try. Lots of local commitments. I've been trying to get in touch with an old Sinop friend named Fred Hickey. If anybody knows anything about him, let me know too. Looking forward to being in touch. Dave Wicks
I will now attempt to write a BIO of my time at Det 4, but my memory is getting rusty with old age.
I enlisted for ASA duty on 28 August 1956 at Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. While there got gung-ho and tried to go into Airborne training, but that thought was quickly squashed by a scruffy 5-stripper. Also was recommended to attend OCS after basic and that, too, was frowned upon by the 5-stripper. This commotion caused the company to sorta lose track of me and I left 'Lost in the Woods' for Fort Devens one week before the scheduled graduation date. At Devens was selected for and completed dit-dah training and then was assigned to the 313th at Fort Bragg for one year. While there andother 058, Bob Smitherman, and I put in a 1049 requesting duty at Sinop. It was approved and we were off to Charleston, SC to begin our trek to Turkey. ((insert the troubles that you encounted before reaching Ankara)) Over the course of a 22 year career, there aren't many places that are so etched in my memory that events, sounds, and even smells remain years later. The sights, sounds, and smells were strange and, going to a new post, there was a great feeling of wonder and anticipation.

WYKE, Ralph (Buzz) YOB: 1944, E3-E5, 058, Det 27, MY66-67, (Cheryl), 2202 Dobree St., Mansfield, TX 76063, 817-453-9154, roommate of Hey, Ingram & Marker. Contacted on 1 June 2004 after receiving phone number from Spanky Marker. Enlisted for 4 years of ASA duty in August 1965 at Houston, Texas. Took basic at Fort Leonard Wood and then off to Fort Devens and ditty-bopper training. His next assignment was to the land of the camel or so he thought. Enjoyed his TOUR at Manzarali. Said that SFC Don Carpenter was his trick chief. Was friends with Spanky Marker, Mike (Fatty Weed) Baran, Jim (Country Boy) Shoop, Mark Telfer and Dave Woods and Jim Culton who were both from Gallup, NM. After Det 27 was sent to Taiwan where Spanky Marker was also sent. Was discharged at Fort Lewis and then took up Law Enforcement where he served for 26 years in Harris County, Texas.

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