Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 12:25 PM
Subject: DAYS OF OUR LIVES #25

THE 2002 REUNION WILL BE AT HERSHEY, PA., 13-15 Sept 2002. Mark that date on your calendars and make arrangements to be there. Additional details will be forthcoming in the DAYS OF OUR LIVES issues.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, & the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. All of us cram so much into our lives, & tend to sked our head-aches. We all live on a sparse diet of promises that we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect & a lot of Vet's put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their sked, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.


On any given morning, we awaken, & all we have to show for our lives is a litany of "I'm going to," "I plan on" & "Someday, when things are settled down a bit." Now...with that said, go on & have a nice day. Do something you WANT to...not something on your SHOULD DO list. If U were going to die soon & had only one phone call U cud make, who wud U call & what wud U say? And why are U waiting? U'd better slow down. Time is so short for all of us on this earth so make plans to attend the Hershey, PA reunion 13-15SE01. There is so much to see & do in the Hershey area & many might plan on staying a few extra days to sightseeing or just relax. The World famous candy factory is nearby, the Amish in Lancaster is just 30 minutes away, the outlet stores, Carlisle Barracks (The 1st ASA Tng School was there (Just ask Gene Cram & those who attended the War College), Indiantown Gap Military Post which is still active & has a PX that some might want to visit just for old-times sake. If U want to purchase anything U will need an ID card, & I'm sure there are several who w/b to the reunion who have such ID cards. (There is no tax in the PX). Those flying to the reunion shud make flight reservations ASAP to Harrisburg, PA & as the plane prepares to land, U will see the well-known Three Mile Island Power Plant. Several of the Motels have limo a/o bus service from the airport and, of course, car rentals are avail. For adtnl info regarding the Hershey, PA & the surrounding area --type that in the FIND box on & start making a list of "things to do" while in Hershey. We will have a Saturday breakfast at a nearby restaurant and the Saturday meal w/b at either the VFW or American Legion posts in the area. A hospitality room w/b set up for our use on Friday evening.


If anyone has suggestions - please let me know asap so that we can include them in the reunion plans- - -gH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fm: Linda B. Moore <>

Sent: Wed, 31OC01 10:56 AM

Subj: RE: The 2002 REUNION DATE IS 13-15 Sept at Hershey, PA

Elder: Just a couple of quick comments and one question on next year's reunion. Be sure to tell the folks from out of state that there is NO sales tax on clothing in PA and with the outlet stores nearby, that's a big draw for the spouses. Also, what hotel, and have a block of rooms been reserved and at what rate? I missed your mention of it.[[THOSE DETAILS HAVE NOT BEEN DETERMINED & AS SOON AS BILL BENDER GETS THE MOTELS, ETC SORTED OUT I WILL GET THAT INFO OUT TO EVERYONE!!! IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME & EFFORT TO SORT OUT, BUT WE'LL GET THERE. I'M SORRY IF I MISLED ANYONE!- - -gH]]

Folks from the West Coast might want to fly into either Pittsburgh, Philly or DC/Baltimore and drive to Hershey (to get a direct flight). All cities are a few hours away from Hershey and allow for additional sight-seeing opportunities. Jim and I had a great time at Devens. Thanks so much for all your hard work. Since returning, we've been adjusting to life as it now is inside the Beltway--constant fighters overhead, news that is almost constantly national in scope. Otherwise, we too are beginning to return to normal as I understand the rest of the country is. Our best to you and Patty.

Jim and Linda Moore

Sent: Wed, 31OC01 11:18 AM
Subj: Re: The 2002 REUNION DATE IS 13-15 Sept at Hershey, PA

I've never been to a ASA reunion so this idea might already be in place. How about an ID tag stating the person's name, dates they were at TUSLOG Det 27/66, dept/job ( or Ops/ditty bopper, etc.)??
Det 27 *** May 64 to May 66
Hq's Co, Detachment 27 Finance Office
Also, NSA Ft Meade 66-68

[[Jim - Thanks for the name tag suggestion. At the 2001 Deven's reunion Jim Harber made & laminated the badges for everyone & those who were sked to attend, but cudn't because of 9/11 disaster, were mailed their badges & they are now keepsakes for all that have them. Does anyone want to volunteer to do the 2002 badges? If so, contact me & we'll exchange ideas, etc.- - -gH
Don Tarr
Sent: Mon, 29OC01 10:14 AM
Subj: RE: Det 27 & 4-4 MASTER ROSTER as of 23 Oct 2001

Hi, just thought I’d let you know there’s an error in my listing, should Read Don Tarr, Det 66 from 66-67. Thanks for providing this great list.

Fm: James B. Moore, CPA
Cc: ;
Sent: Mon29OC01 11:02 AM
Subj: 2001 Det 27 & 4-4 Reunion Memory Book

Hi Elder,
I got the disk on Saturday and mailed it on to Rich Roerig this morning. Once again, great work!!


Fm: Ted Midtaune
Sent: Tues, 30OC01 11:47 AM
Subj: Re: Fw: Did Jay Hunter and Doug Potts tour with the KING & his COURT in the mid-60's?

That was very nice of Eddie Feigner to answer your query. Was sorry to hear about Jay passing on. I believe that POTTS & HUNTER from So. CA. I found an old address for Jay that was Murietta, CA, but as I say, that was an old address (1964?), & I have no idea where that is. They were both really good ballplayers, & I believe that both played college baseball. I vaguely recall that one of them knew the guy that played 1B for Feigner before his son played the position, & I think that they used him as an in to Eddie. I roomed with Doug Potts for a short time before my wife came over, but can't recall his hometown. Actually, he may have shipped out about the same time, because I recall buy-ing a bunch of LP's from him so he would not have to take them home. I think that Jay, & Ted (PJ) Nelson, also played on the Tk #3 basketball team that won the Manzarali Station tourney in '63. I still have the marble-based trophy for that championship. As a matter of fact, either the CO or XO saw us play & asked me to play on the Site team. Of course the jocks in Special Services (who had as good a job as the Bulgarian linguists that I have been reading about - come on guys, two days on and five off!!!) did not take kindly to an outsider taking away playing time from one of their own, so during a practice I got undercut going in for a layup & spent several days in the infirmary with a knee the size of a melon. I just never went back to practice, & went back to the Tk #3 schedule. Those Special Services guys had it made, though.


Cc: <> ; <> ;
Sent: Tues, 30OC01 11:21 AM
Subj: Disc - Reunion Events

Jim - So happy that I purchased that Reunion Disc from you !! The slide show is absolutely GRANDIOS and you did very well with selecting the accompanying music.. Thanks again, for your outstanding effort in making this past Reunion even more memorable !!!! Coupled with the outstanding Memory Book Disc by gh and your Slide presentation, has made this past reunion one not to forget...Thanks again, Walt Dubicki

Anyone want the CD that Walt wrote about? If so, contact Jim Harber at:


Fm: Vic Pryor
Sent: Tues, 30OC01 5:58 PM
Subj: CD

I received the CD today from Dan Schoppe and I will fwd immediately. You have done a terrific job and i hope that next year I will be able to make it to the reunion...... Vic Pryor...059 Aug 60 - June 62....Det 27. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fm: Ken Spano
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 8:24 PM
Subj: Green Hornet's memory book.

I received Green Hornet's memory book somewhere around October 15. It brought back a lot of memories. It is too bad the reunion coincided with our family reunion this year. I definitely plan to attend the next one, especially since it has put me in touch with many friends I had lost contact with. As Bob Hope would say "Thanks for the memories", and thanks for the memory book.


Sent: Tues, 30OC01 10:50 PM
Subj: Back on-line

Just a few items... The ticket on back of the Reunion Badges was a "General Admission" ticket to a Museum... which at that time was relatively cheap. I cannot remember where I got these... If it was in Ankara, it had to be the Museum near the Citadel which featured some of the Hittite Ruins... Cameras were not allowed inside, but I had made 2 pictures before they allowed me to leave. I will be scanning those rare scenes before end of year. Just purchased a spiffy 35mm scanner that does 36 bit 1800dpi imaging of slides and transparencies.. and only takes 35 seconds per slide. I am attaching a 1618 by 2343 pixel image from the slide I made down in Haci Muratli. If your JPG viewer shows the image too large for your screen, see if you have a "view button" in the program, where you can display about 28% of image, which will display entire slide on screen. If the ticket came from my Istanbul trip... it could have been one of many museums and attractions I visited.. I was pleasantly surprised that I was such a prolific pack rat when I pulled out my old Army memories this year. (Remember the Manzarali NCO Mess calendar for August 62 that I think I sent you?) You had mentioned the Manzarali Mauler Newspapers... Thanks to Jack Bailey, I have all 4 pages of the first edition - June 62. And Brian Hennessey sent me pages 1 & 2 of the September 62 edition. They are about 200K per page... If you don't have or need... I'll be glad to put them on a CD and mail to you... just left me know... Must close and do some more Email catchup... Like I tell Becky, the only thing I don't like about my job is that it is beginning to interfere with my personal life !!! Regards, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sent: Tues, 30OC01 11:28 PM
Subj: Det-83

Elder, I forgot to mention...I just noticed on my Ft Devens orders, dated 24AP62, assigning me to Turkey... were for Det-83. That was the only time I ever saw the mention of Det-83. My travel Itinerary and all other subsequent documents all say Det-27. Upon my arrival on 19MAY62, Vernon Cornelius was the Commander and when his tour ended, Gerald G Gibbs (West Pointer) replaced him and was CO when I left 27OC63)... These were the only 2 Det 27 Commanders I am aware of during my stay (based on all of my orders, yes I still have all of them !!, the pack rat that I am). Later --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fm: Daryl Waite
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Sent: Tues, 30OC01 8:57 PM

Subj: C* Address, Suggestion

The Quincy address no good on Brassfield. Called the number and person that answered knew no Brassfield. [Number tallied with one in Quincy directory] I grew up in Adams County, Quincy is county seat. This address would be on the borderline of one of the worst and the tolerable sections of the city. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Comments:: I am seeking Vet's who served with the Army Security Agency (ASA)at TUSLOG Det 27 (aka Site 23 & Manzarali) & Det4-4, at Karamursel Air Station. Det 27 closed in early 1968 & the mission was transferred to 4-4. I was at both sites & would like to correspond with anyone from either site. We held the first Det 27, 4-4 & 66 reunion at Fort Devens, MA in Sept 2001. The 2002 reunion will be held in Hershey,PA. Paul, you have an excellent website & I thank you. Elder RC Green, 1SG, USA(Ret), Indiana, PA


Thanks for stopping by and filling out a guest book entry on the Karamursel Web Site!
If this e-mail sounds a little strange--it's because it is an automated e-mail.

It is designed to let you know that your guest book entry was received and posted on the Karamursel Web site just a few minutes ago.

I've really enjoyed "meeting" all the new and old friends from those great Karamursel years!
Looking forward to hearing from you again sometime.

In the future, I would like to add more Minaret Yearbooks from the Karamursel High School. Pictures as well! Got any pictures from your time in Turkey that you would like to share with others? Send anything you wish to contribute to the site to me. I'm open to creating new pages or features on the site.

The creation of the yearbook pages is a big job, though! Anyone interested
in doing some coding, scanning, etc., to help with the site would VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!


Paul N. Dion-Deitch
Karamursel Web Site
Paul N. Dion-Deitch
Karamursel Website

Subj: How TRUE how true!!

Better known as the "Old Army" and "Who Knows"

Subject: Military Service, then and now. smile at this!
1945 - NCO's had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
2001 - everyone has an Internet access computer, and they wonder why no work is getting done.

1945 - we painted pictures of girls on airplanes to remind us of home.
2001 - they put the real thing in the cockpit.

1945 - if you got drunk off duty your buddies would take you back to the barracks to sleep it off.
2001 - if you get drunk they slap you in rehab and ruin your career.

1945 - you were taught to aim at your enemy and shoot him.
2001 - you spray 500 bullets into the brush, don't hit anything, & retreat because you're out of ammo!

1945 - canteens were made of steel, & U cud heat coffee or hot chocolate in them.
2001 - canteens are made of plastic, U can't heat anything in them, & the water always taste like plastic.

1945 - officers were professional soldiers first & they commanded respect.
2001 - officers are politicians first & beg not to be given a wedgie.

1945 - they collected enemy intelligence & analyzed it.
2001 - they collect your pee & analyze it.

1945 - if U didn't act right, the Sergeant Major put U in the brig until U straightened up.
2001 - if U don't act right, they start a paper trail that follows U forever.

1945 - medals were awarded to heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own.
2001 - medals are awarded to people who work at headquarters.

1945 - we defeated powerful countries like Germany & Japan.
2001 - we come up short against Iraq & Yugoslavia.

1945 - if U wanted to relax, U went to the rec. center, played pool, smoked, & drank beer.
2001 - U go to the community center & U can play pool.

1945 - if U wanted beer & conversation U went to the NCO or Officers' Club.
2001 - the beer will cost U $2.75, membership is mandatory, & someone is watching how much U drink.

1945 - the PX had bargains for soldiers who didn't make much money.
2001 - U can get better & cheaper merchandise at Wal-Mart.

1945 - we cud recognize the enemy by their Nazi helmets.
2001 - we are wearing helmets that look just like theirs.

1945 - we called the enemy names like "Krauts" & "Japs" because we didn't like them.
2001 - we call the enemy the "opposing force" or "aggressor" because we don't want to offend them.

1945 - victory was declared when the enemy was defeated & all his things were broken.
2001 - victory is declared when the enemy says he is sorry.

1945 - a commander would put his butt on the line to protect his people.
2001 - a commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.

1945 - wars were planned & run by generals with lots of important victories.
2001 - wars are planned by politicians with lots of equivocating.

1945 - we were fighting for freedom, & the country was committed to winning.
2001 - we don't know what we're fighting for, & the government is committed to social programs (used to be called 'socialism').

1945 - all U could think about was getting out & becoming a civilian again.
2001 - all U cud think about was getting out & becoming a civilian again.