Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 08:09:26 -0500


I welcome articles, BIO's, articles, 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 all ex-ASA'ers to read and enjoy! That information is then transferred along with photo's into the 2002 Memory Book which will be published free of charge via a mini-disk (courtesy of my friends in Bay Village, Ohio, namely Chuck and Helen Bergmann) to those who want a copy. The ordering procedure is being worked on even as I write this. I'm anticipating having the 2002 version ready for the Bergmann's in late November or early December and should be delivered prior to Christmas. Det 4 veteran's are therein too. 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 or imperfections that may appear herein. If you have received this message in error, or you wish not to receive future DAYS OF OUR LIVES, please send that request to In the near future the DAYS OF OUR LIVES will be posted onto the SINOP website. To access it, enter t in the address line. THEN, save the website as a favorite for quick future visits. Additional details will be forthcoming.


by Elder RC Green,
The 13-15 September 2002 ASA Turkey reunion at Hershey, PA is in the history books. BY ALL STANDARDS, IT WAS A SUCCESS AND A GREAT WEEK-END in central PA for 126+ vet's and their wives.

There were 126+ people in attendance who came from 24 states. Of those, there were 21 people who reside west of the Mississippi River. A breakdown, by state, follows and will be useful information for future reunions:

1. AL-1 -------11. MA-2 ------ 21 TX-5

2. AZ-1 -------12. MD-11 -----22. VA-8

3. CA-9 -------13. ME-2 ------23. WI-1

4. CT-2 -------14. MI-4 -------24. WV-2

5. FL-6 -------15. MN-2

6. GA-4 -------16. NC-2

7. IA-5 --------17. NJ-10

8. IL-3 --------18. NY-10

9. IN-2 --------19. OH-10

10. KY-6 ------20. PA-18

All of the ASA sites (4, 4-2, 4-4, 27) were represented. The STRATCOM unit (Det 66) at Manzarali had NO ONE there and only a handful contribute to the DAYS OF OUR LIVES newsletter! A thought, maybe they consider themselves outsider's. This was the first year that Det 4 (SINOP) was included in the reunion festivities and the 18 ex-Diogenes Station vet's (plus their wives) who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves as you will see when you read their comments, in random order below. PLEASE NOTE THAT MY GROUP REUNIONS STARTED IN 2001 AT FORT DEVENS, THE PLACE WHERE MOST ASA'ers RECEIVED THEIR TRAINING!


1. Dave Althouse, SP5, Supply, Det 27, 66-68, Reading, PA (no meal)

2. Jerry Anderson, SP4, 341.10, Det 27, 57-59, Racine, WI.

3. Tony & Val Antonello, SFC, 05K, Det 27, 65-68, Det 4, 69-70, Burke, VA

4. Mitch & Dorothy Armstrong, SP5, 059, Det 27, 60-61, New Bern, NC

5. Eric & Ramona Balderson, 1LT, Fin O, Det 27, 62-63, Mendham, NJ

6. Dick & Jean Bartholf, SP5, 058, Det 27, 60-62, Mayfield, NY

7. Bill Baskervill, SP6, 98J, Det 4-2, 65-68, Richmond, VA

8. Tom & Linda Beall, SP5, 98C, Det 27, 65-66, Mentor, OH

9. Bill & Dawn Bender, SP4, 05K, Det 4-4, 70-71, Chalfont, PA

10. Chuck & Helen Bergmann, SP5, 05H, Det 27, 66-67, Bay Village, OH

11. Bill & Carole Binney, SP5, 98C,Det 27, 66-67, Severn, MD

12. Sam & Linda Brungard, SP5, 98J, Det 4-2, 65-67, Mill Hall, PA, no e-mail

13. Larry & Diane Camp, SP5, 05H, Det 27, 67-67 & 4-4, 67-68, Coldwater, MI

14. Kevin & Sylvia Camson, SP4, 982, Det 27, 62-63, Bay Shore, NY

15. Mike & Jane Comroe, SP4, 059, Det 27, 61-62, Audubon, PA

16. Lanny & Jackie Couvillon, SP4, 058, Det 27, 62-64, Novato, CA

17. Gene & Phyllis Cram, CW2, T/A, Det 27, 66-67, Dunnellon FL

18. Roy & Josie DesRuisseaux, PFC, MP, Det 27, 61-62, Upper Darby, PA

19. Walt & Bev Dubicki, SGT, 058/059, Det 27, 61-63, Louisville, KY

20. Ike and Helen Eisenhart, SP4, 733.10, Det 27, 63-64, Dover, PA

21. Tom Fittante, SP5, 98G, Det 27, 61-63, New Waterford, OH

22. Rudy & Ruth Gordon, SP6, 98GRU, Det 27, 65-67, Canton, GA (no meal)

23. Elder & Patricia Green, SFC, 98C, Det 27 & 4-4, 66-68, Indiana, PA

24. John W. Grimes III, SP4, 98C, Det 27, 64-65, Sun City West, AZ

25. Jim & Becky Harber, SP5, 058, Det 27, 62-63, Acworth, GA

26. Larry & Jean Heese, 058, Det 27, 60-62, Cedar Rapids, IA

27. Mark & Susan Henning, SP5, 32G, Det 4, FE72-FE73, Hamburg, NY

28. Jim & Susan Herring, SP5, 05H, Det 27, 66-67, Evansville, IN

29. Bob and Annie Holder, CSM, 98Z, Det 27, 66-67, Port Charlotte, FL

30. Ed Holder, brat, son of CSM & Annie Holder, PA

31. Terry & Sharon Jennette, SP4, C/C, Det 27, JN62-DE63, Louisville, KY (no email)

32. Gary & Virgie Jorgensen, SP5, 058, Det 27&4-4, 66-68, Duluth, MN

33. Ed and Florence Jones, SP5, 059, Det 27, 62-65, Bismarck, IL

34. Vern & Peggy Kallenborn, SP3, Det 4, 56-57, Ky

35. Gilbert Kelbaugh, SP5, 059, Det 4, 62-62, Frederick, MD

36. Phil and Donnie Kelly, SP4, S2, Det 27, DE62-MY64, Ridgecrest, CA

37. John Kerns, Det 4, JL60-JL61, Oelwein, IA

38. Jon and Pat Kettenring, 1LT, Det 27, 63-64, Summit, NJ

39. George Kinser, SP5, Det 4, 69-70, Det 4-4, 70-72, Leesburg, VA

40. Ken & Donna Lady, SP5, 058,Det 27, 61-62, Santa Monica, CA

41. Harry & Frances Lance, SP4, 058, Det 4, 59-60, Nazareth, PA

42. Steve MacCartan, SP5, 059, Det 27, 63-64, Savanna, IL

43. Norman Mau, SP4, Det 27, JA65-JN66, Potomac, MD

44. Charles McClevish, PFC, 711, Det 27, 63-64, Dundalk, MD (Fri only)

45. George & Donna Meisner, SP4, Det 4, 56-57, Shalimar, FL

46. Bob & Peg Murphy, SP5, 058, Det 4 & 27, 61-62, Glen Burnie, MD

47. Rob & Lorraine Nearpass, SGT, MP, Det 27, 64-66, Belvidere, NJ

48. Hank Neill, SP5-2LT, Finance, Det 27, 62-64, Springfield, VA

49. Jimmy & Rita Nolan, CW4, Det 27, JA64-JN66, Hopewell, VA

50. Roy & Mary Norman, SP5, 058, Det 27, 61-62, Caldwell, TX

51. John & Kathleen O'brien, SP5, 98G, Det 4, 64-65, Beaver Creek, OH

52. Ozzie & Norene Osswald, SP5, 989, Det 4, 64-65, Hudson, (no meal)

53. John & Janette Owen, SP5, 93J, Det 4, 64-66, Elkhart, IA

54. Jim & Jean Peron, SP2, 058, Det 4, 56-57, Kirkwood, PA (no meal)

55. Elliot & Candy Porter, SP5, 058, Det 27, 62-64, Windslow, ME

56. Ralph, Linda and Lee Richter, SP5, 05K, Det 27, 66-67, Columbus, OH

57. Don Ropp, SP4, 98C, Det 4, 74 & Det 4-4, 74-75, Freehold, NJ

58. Don Salcido, SP5, 05H, Det 27, 66-67, Chula Vista, CA

59. Ted & Barbara Scabarozi, SP5, 33B Det 4, 69-70, Mantua, NJ

60. Dan & Marjorie Schoppe, SP5, 32G, Det 27, AP65-OC67, Leander, TX

61. Bill Simons, SP4, 058, Det 4, 59-60, Southampton, NJ (No meal)

62. Walt Sinor, SP4, F&AO, Det 27, 62-63, Valley Head, AL.,

63. Stuart Smith, SP4, 058, Det 27, 64-66, Cheasapeake, VA

64. Gary Stolp, SP6, 98C, Det 27, 64-67, San Antonio, TX

65. Frank Stumpf, SP6, 98J, Det 4-2, 64-66, Willow Street, PA

66. Dave & Sue Tavernetti, 1LT, Watch Off Tk #4, Det 27, 62-63, King City, CA

67. Chuck & Penny Teschker, Det 27, 059, 60-62, Hartland, MI

68. Glenn & Nancy Trumpower, WO1, S4, Det 4, 66-67, Falling Waters, WV (no e-mail)

69. Jim & Marcia Van Brocklin, SP5, Det 4 (Samsun), 1956, Hamburg, NY

70. Bob & Fran Van Erem, Det 4, 59-60, Olney, MD., (no meal)

71. Preston & Louise White, E5, MP, Det 27, 65-67, Cheshire, CT

72. Ted & Sue Willingham, SP5, 33C, Det 27, 66-68, Easthampton, MA

73. Gary & Marian Winch, SP5, Det 27, 62-64, Severna Park, MD


(In random order)

LANCE, Harry SP5 058 Det 4, AP59-AP60, (Frances), 50 S. Fairview St., Nazareth, PA 18064, 610-746-9141,
GREAT TIME. GREAT PEOPLE. If you are ASA and stationed in Turkey and didn't attend, you missed it. Be sure to sign on for next year! Last weekend (9/13/14/15) Det 27 Manzarali held their 2nd reunion in Hershey Pa. This year gH invited Det 4 personnel. 18 vet's of Det 4 (including myself attended). Three vets from my era attended and we had a great time talking about old times and looking at the slide presentations and photo album's. I hope that more Det 4 vets will be able to attend. It was a great weekend and I for one am glad I attended. I want to personally thank Elder RC Green (Det 27 and 4-4) for making Det 4 a part of the annual reunions. Another reunion is being planned for 2003 and 2004. I hope that more Det 4 vets will be able to attend. Specifics are not available at this time, but will follow via the DAYS OF OUR LIVES newsletter which anyone can access at: <> or on BILL SIMONS WEB SITE. Harry Lance, Det 4, 59-60

BERGMANN, Chuck (JC) E4 05H Det 27 MY66-DE67, (Helen), 29813 Foote Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140, 440-871-5346 & - Let me congratulate you on a job well done. It was a great success and everyone had a good time. I got to talk to some of the people that remembered me and worked on the same trick as I did. From JC


NEARPASS, Robt D E3-E5 MP Det 27, DE64-DE66, (Lorraine), 111 Hope Crossing Rd., Belvidere, NJ 07823, 908-638-7625, & see

We had a very good time. Had a chance to talk to some old friends and to see people that I hadn't seen since I left Turkey. The MC (on Saturday PM) did a very good job and kept things moving. I think some of the people are still waiting for their horses to come in. We rate the reunion TWO THUMBS UP. Well done gH. - Bob and Lorraine Nearpass

JONES, Herbert E (Ed) E5 059 Det 27, OC62-MR65, (Florence), 30 Woodland Hills Dr., Bismarck, IL 61814, 217-759-7773,
- I want you to know the reunion was GREAT! Although there was not many people there from my era (Det 27, Site 23, Manzarali), the history of Det 4 from start to almost finish was very fascinating. Jim Peron and Ozzie Osswald did a remarkable job which was backed up later on in the program. I had forgotten about the trees, learned a lot about the FOCK ROCK and the pictures reminded me of a lot of things this old mind has forgotten. When I got up to speak, I should have saved the death of JFK until last because it choked me up and I couldn't talk which I want to apologize for happening. I also learned there were two distinct groups at Det 27, those that lived on post (usually under 2 yrs service and living on Army pay) and those that lived a better life off post. I couldn't understand this fact until I realized that you guys were stationed there as concurrent duty assignments and were in the Army longer than my three years. I think that some had parents who sent them money to live off post, we had one named Jerry Wilson and his wife from California. Anyway, Florence and I appreciate your fine work, we did not get much of a chance to talk with you or your lovely wife, Patty, which I hope will change at the next reunion. I did not intend to upset you with the envelopes we passed around to help out on the refreshments and room. I have no idea how much was collected, but probably it was not enough. Those rooms can't be cheap per day either. One comment not meant as a criticism, when people are talking or giving slide presentations, it would be nice if those who want to talk with their friends left the area just as a way of being polite. I plan to tell a few more good stories at the next reunion, just tell us where and when and how we can help out. Ed Jones


COMROE, Mike E4 059 Det 27, 61-62, (Jane), 205 Pinetown Rd., Audubon, PA 19403,610-666-7402,
- WELL DONE! - Mike Comroe

SMITH, Stuart B E4 05K Det 27, OC64-MR66, 412 Warhawks Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-482-2575,
- Got home safe. Had a great time. You did a excellent job in putting everything together. Question: I typed Det27 Manzarali Station and got "unable to locate". I tried yahoo and google. I'm new at this stuff. What am I doing wrong?

NEILL, Henry W (Hank) E1-O1 Det 27, AU62-JA64, (Judy), 7417 Jenna Rd Springfield, VA 22153, 708-569-5163,
- Elder, My impressions of the reunion--GREAT! I had a wonderful time, met old friends and made some new ones! So, glad I got to meet you and your wife. What you have done to get the group together is really very special. Clearly, you are one of the "good guys" one meets in his lifetime. Thank you!
Comments for the future:
(1) I'd recommend the reunion meeting be held late in the afternoon. I think you'd get a better turnout as it wouldn't tie folks up when they want to sightsee or take advantage of the area where the meeting is being held. (Sorry, but I missed the meeting as I had planned to visit a friend in northern Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon.)
(2) You may want to consider holding the reunion once every two years rather than every year. I know several people I spoke with said they had a wonderful time but that, while they plan to attend future reunions, they simply couldn't come every year. (In my case, the "Turkophiles", another American-Turkish alumni group my wife and I are in, meets the same weekend as this group does. We'd like to be at both but the best we could do is rotate between them. This year, we split our forces!)
(3) Consider charging a registration fee. It would not have to be a large sum but I am concerned that you are using some of your own money to underwrite this thing and that is not right. I think most of us would be pleased to pay enough to assure you and your wife ... or, whoever runs the reunion in the future ... has no out of pocket expenses.
(4) While they were interesting , the Saturday evening talks went on pretty long. Perhaps, just having people who are attending for the first time give their "war stories" would be more appropriate than having everyone talk at each reunion. But, I must say, I enjoyed hearing them.
Again, I think the reunion was GREAT ... and I think what you are doing is fantastic. (I know, because I have been doing the same thing with two other groups, the Societies of Retired Army Finance Officers/NCOs and the "Turkophiles", plus I'm still working as the administrator of an association and arrange its meetings. It is a whole lot of work! So, I salute you! Thank you for all you are doing! Hank Neill, COL, USA(Ret)

SIMONS, Bill, E3-E4 058 Det 4, DE59-DE60,
- Hi Elder. It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday and found the discussions interesting. Although I only attended a few hours of the reunion week end, I was greatly impressed with all the work that must have gone into setting everything up so well. The name tags and individual programs were especially well done and I'll be keeping mine as souvenirs of the occasion. I'll be doing a little write-up of my impressions for the Sinop web site and would appreciate receiving the names of any others who helped with setting up the weekend. When you get a chance, send along your personnel list from DOOL and I'll add it to the DOOL page on the Sinop site. After thinking over the problems and possibilities, I'll probably keep the DOOL and Sinop lists separate for the time being since they are in different formats and combining them would be too great a challenge, timewise, at this time. I will try to maintain the DOOL personnel list as you send me new names from time to time. Best regards, Bill Simons, SINOP webmaster

MAU, Norman R E2-E4 Det 27, JA65-JN66, (Theresa),11225 Broad Green Dr., Potomac, MD.20854, 301-983-8469, &
- Elder, Thanks for organizing and hosting the reunion that I enjoyed very much. When I arrived at the reunion, I only recognized one person from my time, Bob Nearpass, (Bob did not remember me.) but Jim Nolan did jog my memory to remembering him. As a lower enlisted and Jim being near the end of his career, we did not see much of each other while in Turkey. However, Jim and I had a good visit at Hershey as we remembered many others who were in Turkey with us. And I met people like Walt Sinor and Ike Eisenhart, Hank Neill, and Eric Balderson, who preceded me at the Det 27 finance offices. I was also impressed that the Sergeant Major Holder would remember me. For the possible future reunion planned in Maryland, please let me know if you need someone to run around near Ft Meade to tie up loose ends as I live about an hour from the proposed site. Also if you want me to relay the Days of our Lives to more people, please let me know. Norman Mau

WALTERS, Wm P O2 AIS Det 27 DE65-DE67 & O3 Det 4-4 DE67-JL68, (Susan),529 Walking Ln Fayetteville NC 28311, 910-822-0629, or
- Elder - Just a note to let you know that all went well with the operation.... Came back to work fulltime on Monday, can't travel until after my next visit with the doctor which is sked for 26 Sept. Hope all went very well in Hershey and sorry I couldn't be there, but sure thought about you guys often this weekend....Take care and pls keep in touch....BillW [Bill Walters was a 1LT & CPT at Manzarali and Karamursel and a Full Bull at Sinop]


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 &
- gH, I think you did an outstanding job. Next time we will be able to talk hunting a little more. I just hope someone will step up to the plate and try and fill your shoes. I think the agenda starting Friday afternoon and winding up on Saturday evening was very good. I think the idea of trying to set up for two-three years in advance is a good idea as some will be able to plan on attending certain ones. I also think that during the winter months a lot of us northerners would love to escape the snow for a long weekend down south somewhere. Gary Stolp had suggested Las Vegas as a destination because of price and air transport from anywhere is convenient. I think you need to get out the names and email adrs of the reunion comittee to all. Have you thought about a booklet or something like the "tans" booklet? I think the DOOL's and other stories that were told at the reunion are as hilarious as any Army outfit ever in existence. Again I thank you for your work and I'll see ya again. Jorgy


CRAM, Gene W2 W2215309 OIC T/A Det 27, 66-67, (Phyllis), 5180 SW Gardenia Ct., Dunnellon, FL 34431, 352-489-9085,
- Merhaba Elder; Sorry I didn't give you my comments before we left, but here they are.



[Gene consolidated the pictures that he took at the reunion onto two discs and mailed them to me for inclusion in the 2002 Memory Book. The Cram's have been our friends since 1955 when I first met Gene and his brother at Ogi Camp in Tokyo and then we worked together 1960-63 at Bad Aibling, Germany, then at Manzarali 66-67. The first one on the orange disc is of the Vannoys that we took on our way to the reunion. If you will be updating the roster, the Vannoy's phone number should read (366) 667-7036. Thanks again for a great reunion. GENE (CW2, USA(Ret)) & PHYL CRAM.

McCLEVISH, Chas Jr E1-E3 RA13772572 711 S2 Det 27, 63-64, 1908Harrison Rd., Dundalk, MD 21222, 410-285-1416, - ELDER, my friend: Thank you very much for organizing and planning the reunion. You were a great host. I enjoyed it tremendously. The comradery from all the guys and their guests were overwhelming. ps: I'm working on a BIO. Charles

WILLINGHAM, Ted E5 33C Det 27, 66-68 (Susan), 3 Chestnut St., Easthampton, MA 01027 413-527-9650
Elder, - The reunion was GREAT, as was the first one at Ft Devens. We missed the planning meeting for the next one because we were seeing the sights and the trolley tour bus broke down, it would be better to have the meeting right after the breakfast before everyone goes off to do their own thing so no one misses it. We think every year is great if some want it every other year they do not have to come every year. I am glad that you have some help for next year, it certainly is too much for one person to do. We were glad to have arrived early to help you with set-up it was the least we could do. We met a lot of really nice people and enjoyed the area. Thank you for all of the hard work you did to make these reunions a success. My BIO will follow shortly. Thanks again, Ted & Sue Willingham

POTTER, Elliott E (Ellie) 058 Det 27, 62-64, (Candy), RD2 BX 5790, Garland Rd., Winslow, ME 04901, 207-873-5391,
- Hi Elder -- Sorry we didn't see you guys again after the reunion and before we left but Candy and I were up and away Sunday by 6:30 due to the long drive back to Maine. - Living where we do we'll have to get used to driving long distances to ASA reunions but for the sake of all vets if locations nearest the largest population centers (wherever most members are located) might guarantee the biggest turnouts. That may mean places like New York, Washington, Boston, get the nod over more farflung places like San Francisco, Chicago, even Atlanta. But you have a better handle on where most are located than I do. - I thought the Holiday Inn, at least THAT Holiday Inn, was super. Everything clean, the staff helpful, food good. Suggestion: Could the hospitality room be left open longer -- say from 6 am to 1 a.m.? Might give more people a chance to wander in and see sombody they know at odd hours. - We didn't check it out, but in the interests of getting breakfast served faster rather than a sit-down affair, a standing pot of coffee and continental-type breakfast buffet might get some takers. - Don't know who your expenses went for such things as hospitality room rental, beer and drinks setups (both great ideas) but some kind of light breakfast setup in the party room with coffee might get some traffic... Hope you got reimbursed for at least some of your time in this project. I noticed there was a "hat" being passed during the banquet for your welfare, but you never know if those things work out fairly. Speak up if you got burned on anything. I'm sure the crew would want to make it right, you did such a bangup job. Maybe if we limited the after dinner speeches to 2-3 minutes each (I'm sure some folks would go longer anyway) things would move along faster and keep peoples' interests better. Some-
body might even get to work in some remarks about things really useful to vets -- like how to use their nearest vets hospital if they should need it, or just to compare notes on vets benefits like buying drugs, medical care options, etc.) that some of us may be entitled to but are not aware of. Did anybody end up playing golf? How did people use their Saturday? I'd be interested to know.

The Winches and Candy and I rode around that part of Pennsyvania for much of the day (until photos time) and checked out the chocolate factory but as I look back we might have hooked up with the group if there was a focused event during the day (maybe there was -- as usual, I'm just out of touch??). Not to say Hershey wasn't a good choice -- it was great. Nice to come up with a location that's already got something going for it, like Bar Harbor, right in my Maine backyard! I wouldn't mind helping out in some sort of limited way with these projects, but time is pretty well accounted for at the moment. I'm freelancing for the paper I retired from a year ago and just began work taking orders as a telephone op for L.L. Bean, so I'm a little strapped to take on much extra right now. We're fixing up two hosues, getting ready to sell one and move to the other, which ads to the fun (?)Anybody need a good sleeping bag cheap? Elder.. I forgot to throw in my two cents on the idea of a group trip to Turkey. To hear Hank Neilll talk of the changes he's seen in the country it would be great to go and see the new Turkey with like-minded guys and their wives, but I have a reservation: What about safety? Things in that part of the world are pretty unstable what with terrorism and all. What about our group? Would we be sticking our necks out? Elliott (Ellie) Potter

RICHTER, Ralph E., SP4-SP5, 05K, Det 27, 66-67, (Linda), 1413 Halfhill Way, Columbus, OH 43207, 614-497-2047, - Good Morning Top-- I can't thank you enough for all the hard work you put into the reunion. You really make a difference in the lives of so many important people, Top. In retrospect, the only thing I would change the next time is a bigger hospatility room. It served its purpose so well it was hard to get around to see everyone! - The banquet at Penn National was great. And the horses were fun too. Linda read out the names and Lee picked them! Thanks for letting me include Lee that evening. I will be happy to help out with the next get together. Just let me know what you need me to do. Hope you're enjoying your visit in Colorado. Have a safe trip home. Thanks again, Ralph Richter [[Ralph and Linda provided a substantial monetary contribution to the Hershey Reunion, of which, Ralph didn't want me to mention, but thanks again Ralph, you've been one of my best subscribers!!]]

STOLP, Gary, PFC-SP6, RMC specialist, Det 27 OC64-Dec 67, (Phyllis), 13819 Crown Blf, San Antonio, TX 78216, 210-496-9365, OR
- Dear El and Patty, First, thanks for all the efforts in making the 2002 reunion a success. Tom Beall and I agreed that we would work on getting a few more guys from our era to attend the next one.
My opinions:
1. I think the reunion should change location each year. If it moves around the country, guys from other regions are more apt to attend. Not every ASA'er west of the Mississippi can afford to travel to the northeast each year.
2. I recommend cities such as San Diego, Las Vegas, San Antonio, someplace in the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Washington DC, someplace in Florida - Miami, Tampa, Orlando?
3. I thought the comment about announcing the location and dates for the next three years is a good idea. This way a person can plan, save, get interested. The dates could vary a little - October for the warmer climates, September for the cooler climates. It doesn't have to always be the middle of September.
4. I think committees should be formed for each reunion. If a reunion is in California, then get a few locals to pitch in and help with arrangments. You cannot continue to do it all, and it appears that nobody else wants to take over the whole thing. So, rotate the site and the organizers.
5. I think your current committe should reconsider the every other year reunion and stay with the annual reunion. Momentum and interest would be lost during the "off" year. For those who want an every other year reunion, that is fine. They can attend every other year. It was great to see you and Patty again after 35 years. Enjoy your trip to Colorado. Best regards, Gary Stolp


ANTONELLO, Tony E6-E7 05K Det 27, AU65-MR68, Det 4, 69-70, (Val), 12257 Wye Oak Commons Cir., Burke, VA 22015, 703-239-1739,
Elder & Patty; Thanks for the photo and all the hard work that you put into setting up the Hershey reunion. A Job Well Done! We had a wonderful time and met some great people. ASAers are truly still the best! Looking forward to seeing the all the Turkey bunch at the next reunion. Take care and KTF, Tony & Val

KETTENRING, Jon R 2LT-1LT, AIS, Det 27 (OC63), (Pat), 29 Pine Grove Ave., Summit, NJ 07901, 908-273-8625, - Elder, Just a note of thanks for your care in organizing the reunion. I don't usually go in for such things, but this was fun and rewarding. Obviously it would not have happened without your efforts. Best wishes, Jon Kettenring

HEESE, Larry J., PFC-SP5, 058, Det 27, 60-62, (Jean), 7906 Wieneke Cir., Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, 319-396-4226, - First off thanks again for putting together this reunion. My wife and I had a very nice time! This reunion was certainly a special event in my life. I not only had a chance to renew some old friendships but my wife also made some new friends with the wives of the fellows I served with. We certainly plan to keep these friendships alive. I also enjoyed hearing and exchanging stories with quite a few other fellows that I never knew until last week end. I can best describe this reunion as an opportunity to kick back, enjoy and reflect on a time of my life that seemed to have been lost for a good many years. Like many of us I have been so busy with my work, raising a family and being part of a community that I never took time to stay in touch as much as I would have liked to. This reunion was an opportunity to renew these old friendships and hopefully now I'll have a few more years to keep them alive and grow them. I also liked the area you chose for this gathering. I'm from the Midwest and so after last weekend Jean and I spent a few more day traveling about the area and enjoying our nations early history. Thanks for making this possible. Larry Heese

TESCHKER, Chuck PFC-SGT, 059, Det 27, 60-62, (Penny), 2752 N, Tipsico Lake Rd., Hartland, MI. 48353, 248-887-1620, - Elder-we had the best time. We are very grateful for all your hard work- you and Patti make a great team. Our movies are testimony to all you have done and are doing for this group of vets. Our photos are awesome and will bring back many fond memories. Thank you for bringing us together. Chuck and Penny Teschker

VAN EREM, Bob, SP5, Det 4, OC59-60, (Fran), Olney, MD
- Hello Elder & Patricia Green, I thought you were in Colorado for some R&R, not to be working. Fran and I had a great time at the reunion in Hershey. It was good to meet other ASA people from Turkey. Everyone was very friendly and we really enjoyed it. It was good to see all the pictures of Sinop and how the site developed from the early stages until later. Also the pictures of the other sites were interesting. I did not realize there were so many other locations in Turkey. I particularly enjoyed a sip of the Roki (I don't know if that is how you spell it) that Glenn Trumpower brought. It was a great idea. It brought back a lot of memories. I think the reunion was set up very well, you do good work Elder. Fran and I would like to say thanks to everyone we met at the reunion. We enjoyed spending time with everyone. Bob & Fran Van Erem

TRUMPOWER, Glenn, WO1, Det 4, 66-67, (Jeanie-dec, 2/W Nancy), 18 N. Michigan Dr., Falling Waters, WV 25149, Elder, My wife and I had GREAT TIME at the reunion. PLEASE get back to me and anything that I can do, to help with the next reunion. I will be glad to help. Also thankS for the info on Bob Blount. Yes he was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him at SINOP. CW3 Glenn Trumpower

MURPHY, Bob, PFC-SP5, 058, Det 27 and Det 4, AP61-AP62, (Peg), 7623 Turnbrook Dr., Glen Burnie, MD 21061, 410-255-0320, and - Elder, Peggy and I couldn't stop talking about the reunion all the way home to Glen Burnie, MD. We both had so many good things to say about it. Most important, though, was the chance to renew old friendships. We also really enjoyed the time in the Pennsylvania Suite, to reminisce with others who had served at Det. 27. The food at the banquet was super. Thanks for putting so much effort into this affair. Words really can't express how deeply grateful I am that you did this. Thanks again. Bob & Peggy Murphy

BENDER, Bill E4, 05K, Det 4-4, JA70-JL71, 101 Glennbrook Ct. Chalfont PA 18914, , 1-800-877-3367,
- Dear Elder:- Regarding our second get together, I think over all it went pretty well. It was a nice touch for the race track to put an official welcome Tuslog sign out for us! The meal was well worth every cent spent. My only suggestion for the next event is to obtain a guest speaker for the main dinner. Some one perhaps that could contribute information concerning what is taking place now or perhaps some other appropriate military theme. I for one would love to hear the insights of SIGNIT operations today. Someone with a NSA past could provide a non classified briefing about current operations such as intercepting Osama Bin Laden's cell phone conversations etc. While it's good to recall old memories from ASA days, I'm certain the ladies were bored to tears. I am looking forward to another get together and perhaps I can "drag" a few more Det 4-4 people to it! Best Regards and ASA All the Way! [Maj General Rod Isler (SP4, 05H, Det 4-4, 68-69) was scheduled to be the GUEST SPEAKER, along with his wife, Kyuhee, but he had to cancel because of a unforseen commitment that required his presence- - -gH]


HENNING, Mark F., SP5, 32G, Det 4, FE72-FE73, (Sue-Navy Vet), 87 Center St., Hamburg, NY14075, 716-648-6582,
- Finally got to send my comments on the Hershey reunion. I had mixed feelings about the whole idea but was happy with the outcome. Elder, you did a great job and my wife and I felt like we were with friends even though we knew no one. We know the work that goes into making these things successful and appreciate all you did. Sue really loved the PENN National horse racetrack – great idea. Got to explore the Harrisburg area too. We’re glad we came. My tour in Turkey wasn’t the happiest time in my life and going to meet a bunch of ASA vets I didn’t know added to the anxiety. It brought back the memories of the year I remember as if it were yesterday. [Mark - at age 51 was one of the youngest ASA Vet's at the reunion. He also sent his BIO and it will be in #89. Thanks- - -gH]

ANDERSON, Jerry Teletype repair, Det 27, 56-58, (Sally), 5209, Lindermann Ave., Racine, WI 53406, 262-634-8509,
- Elder: First, I had a wonderful time at my first reunion and know what to expect next year. I hope more fellows come from my time frame, 56-58, and place, Ankara. The Friday night get-together was the best and interesting with all the slides and comments. I will try to locate more ASA fellows who served in Turkey and make them aware of our group. Thanks again Elder for doing a GRAND JOB! Jerry Anderson.

ERICKSON, Ron DOB 1940 E4 059 Det 27, MY61-DE62, (Cathy), 17204 E 37th Terrace, Independence, MO 64055, 816-373-3349,
- Hello Elder Green. When Mike Comroe called me that was a good surprise as I have often wondered what happened to some of my OLD BUD's from the 60's. Really enjoy the Friday DAYS OF OUR LIVES on the web page. As I told Mike, we already planned a trip to Las Vegas for our anniversary that interefered with the Hershey plans. Maybe next year, or after. Both my wife, Cathy, and I retire in January 2004 and then we can make a reunion for sure. Thanks for all of your good work, time and effort. Ron E

[[PS: Ron ordered one of the Det 27 patches that are FOR SALE for $5. each. I also have Det 4-4 patches at the same price. If anyone desires a patch, send a SASE and a check for $5. to Elder RC Green, 3094 Warren Rd., Indiana, PA 15701]]



More later and thanks to all who took the time to respond regarding the 2002 reunion- - -gH!