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31 entries were found in Apr_May_1998.



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Date: 1998-05-31 00:00:00
Name: Walter C. Lapsley
EmailAddress: Pilastar@aol.com
Remarks: After graduation from the ADA school in Fort Bliss I was assigned to the 2nd Missile Battalion of the 71st Artillery. We were sent from Fort Lawton Washington on the General JC Breckenridge to Taiwan during the Quemoy/Matsu crisis. I have been writing about my experiences and have tried to glean information from the internet. Althought I have found a lot of photographic info about the missile and missile launching areas, I have not found any information about the Fire Control or Battery Control facilities. I am looking for information about the layout of the vans, or the Acquisition, MTR or TTR radars. I'm also looking for photos and information of the disposition of the troopship General JC Breckenridge (AP176). The last info that I found about the ship was that it was put in storage at Suisun Bay in 1966. Where has the time gone? Webmasters Note: Walter served with B Battery 2nd Missile Battalion 71st Artillery in Fire Control Maintenance as an E-4 from March 1957 to March 1960.
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Date: 1998-05-30 00:00:00
Name: Ken West
EmailAddress: kdw2@ponyexpress.net
Remarks: I'm pleasantly surprised at the interest in Nike and am glad I've come across the web sites. Didn't realize there were so many of us old guys out there. I was assigned as an instructor in the Ajax and Hercules mechanical systems at OGMS at Redstone in'57 and '58. Lots of memories - Von Braun and Medaris were at ABMA at the time, and it was a rip roaring place.
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Date: 1998-05-29 00:00:00
Name: Edward Jee
EmailAddress: mstred@webtv.net
Remarks: Hello Doyle, Thanks for the invite to talk about Nike Direct Support in the Presidio of San Francisco Area. During the early Nike Ajax period we had temporary sites in Camp Parks, Benicia Arsenal Tilden Park, Moraga, Dumbarton Bridge, Pacifica, Ft Funston, Ft Barry, Ft Chronkite, Hamilton Field, and Angle Island. Nike sites were established at Travis Air Force Base. We had satalite Guided Missile Repair Shops at Travis AFB and at Alameda Naval Supply Depot. We serviced the Angle Island site using Army LCM's to transport our trucks to the beach near the old Immigration buildings that housed the GI's. We drove all over the Bay Area servicing Nike Sites both above ground and below ground. One of the more difficult sit to reach is Rocky Ridge near Moraga. During rainy weather we had to use 4 X 4 trucks to mak it up the hill. During flood conditions we used DUCKS to service the site at Dumbarton Bridge. There were so many Nike sites that I was sent to Alameda Supply GM Shop to service the IFC area in the East Bay. We maintained Ord-6 Electronic Shops to test and repair the Nike system chassis at the shops. We provided direct support service 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Inorder to qualify for working on the Nike equipment, whe had to go to Redstone Arsenal for all our equipment training. Most of the schools were 3-4 months long. I must have gone to Huntsville at least 8 times to complete all of the IFC courses. Well enough writing for now. I will write again on some of the problems we had. See ya , Ed Jee
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Date: 1998-05-28 00:00:00
Name: Abe Goodman
EmailAddress: Agoodman@Palisades.com
Remarks: I have had a long career with Nike Herc from my start in 83 until leaving the service in 90. I have spend many cold days in maintenance building around Germany repairing and test the nike system. It was my great pleasure to work with the guy's in the missile batteries. Any thing we needed or asked for was always provided. In 1986-87; I was on a team that went around Germany retireing the Nike from Central to north Germany. It was a sad day for me and everyone else in the nike family. This site will keep the hopes and dreams alive of freedom that we the people who did not have to go to war or fire a missile in anger to keep world peace. Thanks Again
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Date: 1998-05-26 00:00:00
Name: steve yoemans
EmailAddress: syoemans@aol.com
Remarks: my father served with the 88th inf. during the occupation in italy then was transfered to a nike battery near metro airport in michigan in the early fifthies. i have been trying to researh this unit and would like some backround history on it. you have a very nice site here.
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Date: 1998-05-24 00:00:00
Name: Roger D. Brittain
EmailAddress: rogerbrt@freewwweb.com
Remarks: I served in the Army between Mar. 1966 - Mar. 1969. I was a radar operator in Michigan and in Germany.
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Date: 1998-05-21 00:00:00
Name: David R. Angell
EmailAddress: barkingsnake@kuentos.guam.net
Remarks: Thanks for putting me on to this site...bro, what memories. 22m20 school at Redstone Arsenal July '69 to Feb '70, then on to 3/71st, hung out at HqHq for about a month, they messed up my security clearance, then on to 3/71st DSP Karlsruhe 3/70 to 7/70. A bunch of us got declared excess, and ended up with 3/7th Arty, Schweinfurt, "Hawk Missle Bn" Ahhhhhggg, was with B Btry from 7/70 to 4/71, they made me a clerk, "yo, you can type". Then PCS to Korea, ended up with 4th Ord, Nike Platoon, at Camp Ames, Chong Dong Ri, out of Taejon....plenty good times. If you recognize the name, drop me an e...we worked hard, partied like hell....
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Date: 1998-05-20 00:00:00
Name: Ron Rosen
EmailAddress: mgb2ron@aol.com
Remarks: Although I served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, it was not until later, 1960 -63 that I worked on the Nike program as a launher Control Technician based in Camp Kilmer, NJ. It is a pleasure to find so many people that are maintaing the interest in this little-known but all important piece of Americana.
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Date: 1998-05-19 00:00:00
Name: Robert 'Craig' Sautter
EmailAddress: sautter@hevanet.com
Remarks: I served as Security Officer and then Team Commander at Team D of the 43rd USAAD in 59th Ordinance Brigade from 1977 to 1980.
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Date: 1998-05-19 00:00:00
Name: Mario G. Ortega
EmailAddress: m_ortega@pacbell.net
Remarks: Very nice work on the site! Thank you Doyle for the invite. I'm a former 23U2 HIPAR/T-1 Repmn. who trained at Redstone `73-`74. Tornado ripped the place up pretty good. I was assigned to HHB (DSP) 3/71 ADA from 8/74-8/76. I ended up troubleshooting them all at A-D Batteries. Boy did I have a great time! Spent a year in the barracks at Kornwestheim, otherwise lived in Eglosheim and took the German bus to Flak Kaserne in Ludwigsburg. Working on Nike HIPAR opened the doors to a career in High-Energy Physics engineering. The accelerator at Stanford (SLAC) has 240 63MW klystrons! After HIPAR/TTR, MTR, TRR it's a piece of cake. Hope to see more familiar names!
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Date: 1998-05-19 00:00:00
Name: Timothy H Smith formerly served as Byrne
EmailAddress: smittyt@earthlink.net
Remarks: Was a 24U at Ft Bliss HHB 2/52 76-78, F Btry 2/44 75-76, and 79-80 A Btry 2/56. Served as launch area tech. Worked with Rick Sartin and Easterday from DSP in all three areas. Rebuiling launchers. Hydraulic mess. Ran into Mr. Marvin Blanchette CW4, the godfather of Nike in Seattle Wash. He's ready to retire from the Prosecuters office past couple years 95 or so. Let me know if there is a reunion soon anywhere. Am living in Burlingame, Ca now.
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Date: 1998-05-15 00:00:00
Name: Earl Albers
EmailAddress: Earl.Albers@cas-inc.com
Remarks: Where are all the old farts?
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Date: 1998-05-15 00:00:00
Name: Duane E. Lanham
EmailAddress: del577@netdotcom.com
Remarks: I served from 29 April 1969, to 10 Jan. 72.....Got an early out when we started pulling out of Nam. Trained at Redstone Arsenal, Nike Hercules, internal guidance, 22M20. Arrived in Pirmasens, Germany in Feb. 70, and was assigned to 2nd Bn / 56th Arty, 94th Group. 32nd AADCOM. Levied to 11th AD Signal BN, Co. C., Darmstadt (Asst. Site Chief, Hawk Missile Radio Terminal-52, Sgt. E-5, from 8/70 to 1/72). This site is a great tribute to all those who served andI hope to hear from some of my old comrades that I've lost contact of over the years.
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Date: 1998-05-14 00:00:00
Name: Bill Evans
EmailAddress: evans@cmr.gov
Remarks: Nice site - just found it. I was a 16C20 at W-92 (Rockville MD) in 1967.
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Date: 1998-05-13 00:00:00
Name: Sammy L. Freeman
EmailAddress: Pushrod@aol.com
Remarks: Btry. D 3rd Msl. Btln. 51st Arty. Rocky Point Long Island New York. Pit "A," I believe it (MOS) was 177.10, Rank = E5, from 1959 to 1962.
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Date: 1998-05-11 00:00:00
Name: Pete Wurzbach
EmailAddress: wurzbach@onramp.net
Remarks: SP4 Pete Wurzbach, Battery C, 4th Bn, 562d Arty, Alvarado, Texas, Supply Specialist/Armorer 76K30, 1966-67
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Date: 1998-05-11 00:00:00
Name: Lt. Hans Baljet
EmailAddress: hbaljet@xs4all.nl
Remarks: 1 GGW. 118 squadron Royal Dutch Airforce. Based in Hesepe/Vorden-Germany. June 1965 - Dec 1966
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Date: 1998-05-10 00:00:00
Name: Edward H. Cormie (Chip)
EmailAddress: edco94@javanet.com
Remarks: Looking through the guest logs didn't spot any 55G's that served in Hawaii. Any body out there who was on the big rock from '68-'71?
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Date: 1998-05-08 00:00:00
Name: Kermit G (Gerry) Lawrence
EmailAddress: KGLAW@EXIS.NET
Remarks: Great site!! I served in the 194th Ord Det at Ft Rich Alaska from 7/59 to 5/61 as a Launcher Control Repairman MOS 251.1. It was a great but cold place to serve, learned a lot. Got out and went to work as an Electronic Fire Control Repairman at the Missle Repair Shop at Ft Story VA for 12 years, same job a lot better pay.
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Date: 1998-05-05 00:00:00
Name: ex SP6 William Shaw
EmailAddress: w2hyn@frontiernet.net
Remarks: Sure is good to see this much interest in the Nike program from people that made it go. Was in C Btry, 4th Msl Bn, 56 Arty Bristol, RI (PR38) as a IFC radar and computer technician. I would like to hear from anybody that was there especially from Sept 1956 to June 1963. Webmaster's Note: Wiliam also listed assignments at Fort Bliss with Hq Battery, 4054th ASU (Radar Park) as MOS 227.7 with a rank of SP3 from Nov 1955 to Sept 1956 and with A Battery, 1st GM Brigade (Radar Park) as MOS 227.2 and a rank of PFC from Oct 1955 to Nov 1955.
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Date: 1998-05-03 00:00:00
Name: Max Franklin
EmailAddress: max@noble.cioe.com
Remarks: Nice to see so much interest in the old nike hercules sites, we did our part in winning the cold war. Hail to all the 95 brovo's, you did your job well. "Tower Rats"
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Date: 1998-05-02 00:00:00
Name: Ken Slate
EmailAddress: txslate@swbell.net
Remarks: SP5 Ken Slate, C-4-562, Alvarado, Texas Fire Control Technician 1964-1966.
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Date: 1998-05-01 00:00:00
Name: Roy Gardner
EmailAddress: royl-hou@swbell.net
Remarks: SP5 Roy Gardner Btry C, 4th Bn, 562 Arty Alvarado, Texas Fire Control Technician 1964-1967.
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Date: 1998-04-26 00:00:00
Name: Bruce Graydon
EmailAddress: bixpix@aol.com
Remarks: enjoyed your pages...i was launching specialist nike ajax 738th guided missile bn. 1954-55 site ph-32 new jersey.
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Date: 1998-04-26 00:00:00
Name: Samuel Keith Brett
EmailAddress: bretts4@dmrtc.net
Remarks: I am looking for a buddy I served in Germany with during the years 1970-1972. His name is Greg Rendemburg or his last name could be spelled wrong. Please let me know if he is located.
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Date: 1998-04-26 00:00:00
Name: Samuel Keith Brett
EmailAddress: bretts4@dmrtc.net
Remarks: Looking for Greg Rendenburg (spelling may be wrong) who served with me in Germany, years 1970-1971, C 2 56 Germany.
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Date: 1998-04-24 00:00:00
Name: John C. Steffens
EmailAddress: mumpnie@hotmail.com
Remarks: First site that I've found that gets to us Ordnance folks. Looking for others that went through Sandia Base for school after basic. I did 1 year, 11 months, 27 days (but who was counting) at North Point Kaserne in Germany.
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Date: 1998-04-21 00:00:00
Name: James M Ramey
EmailAddress: Jramey@sprintmail.com
Remarks: C-4-65th, Chatsworth CA. 1965-1966.
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Date: 1998-04-15 00:00:00
Name: Michael M. Hansen
EmailAddress: mhansen5@sttl.uswest.net
Remarks: As a sort of amateur cold war historian, I am gratified that sites like this exist. Keep up the good work!
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Date: 1998-04-08 00:00:00
Name: Robert N. Carr
EmailAddress: bobcarr@fuse.net
Remarks: Trained as Nike Mechanical Repairman at Redstone Arsenal and served as Cadre at First ETD at Redstone. Sent to Chicago 1955 to do field installation at Nike batteries ringing Chicago.
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Date: 1998-05-10 00:00:00
Name: Edward H. Cormie (Chip)
EmailAddress: edco94@javanet.com
Remarks: Looking through the guest logs didn't spot any 55G's that served in Hawaii. Any body out there who was on the big rock from '68-'71?
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