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15 entries were found in May_Jun_1999.
Date: 1999-06-27 00:00:00
Name: Roger E. Dixon
EmailAddress: e-mail address given was incomplete!
Remarks: I would like to hear from anyone that was stationed at B/5/6 orD/5/6 during the years 71 through 73. My nick name was Tricky and I was the infomus (Green Phantom).
Date: 1999-06-26 00:00:00
Name: James G. Smith
Remarks: Checking in again, hoping to hear from anybody from DSP 5TH BN 6TH ARTY at Hoppstadten 1969 - 1971. I challenge any vets to name more gasthauses than me in the Rhindland Pfalz district. The missiles were only an excuse for being there.
Date: 1999-06-17 00:00:00
Name: James J. MacDonald
Remarks: Although I was not Ordnance, I did serve in ADA for over 20 years as a Senior Fire Control Maintenance Chief. I worked with both the Ajax and Hercules systems and retired in 1977.
Date: 1999-06-16 00:00:00
Name: Gar Garcia
Remarks: dear sirs:
thank you for being on the net. i was a nike man for many years here in the state of alaska until the sites were deactivated back in may of 1979. since then i have tried many times as a civilian to get a job in related fields but been having much difficulty.
recently after all these years, i finally found an opening to a simular occupation. i was wondering if you could assist me in obtaining information on the following equipment. the nike hercules system had an attached trailor for training purposes called the "T1-Trainer". if you will recall, it had capabilites to jam airborne aircraft, up to 6 at one time, if my memory serves me right. i would like further information or any info you may have on this trainer as to the specifics and capabilites.
the job announcement i found threw job service states "electronic warfare specialist". although, i did not work on the trainer, but did maintain the radars and missiles, when the trainer was available, i got envolved but could not work on it. i have been trying to recall "buzz" words like "spoof", "chaff" and so on but its been 20 years now since i was in that field.
i tried the library of congress (what a round around), even went as far as asking for an MOS Library, a Technical Manual Library for the army and those folks did not have the foggist idea what i was talking about.
do you know of any mos libraries or army depo technical manual libraries? i have exhausted all my efforts.
if you find any info please let me know. my latest search is now being centered in the state of uhta, where there lies a factory that used to rebuild the "intregrated fire control group" or what we use to call the IFC Area, thats where all the radars were. thank you in advance for all your help.
gar, nike radar mechanic
Date: 1999-06-12 00:00:00
Name: Joe G. Felin
Remarks: The articles concerning the Red Canyon Range Camp reunion are very impressive.
It was an honor attending this reunion.
Webmaster's Note: Joe served in the Philadelphia, PA defense (after training at Ft. Bliss & Red Canyon Range Camp) with Btry B/176th AAA Msl Bn as a BC Van operator (computer, Acq radar, Plotting bd) with a rank of E4 from 8-55 to 8-57.
Date: 1999-06-12 00:00:00
Name: Tom McDonough
Remarks: Just found this site yesterday and was very pleased with the content and felt the comraderie that still exists among the few, the proud, the shop and road weary who helped keep the Nike-Hercules at "02" status. Although the Patriot deployed during Desert Storm was touted as almost the best thing since sliced bread, WE know that the Herc was the best air to air weapon the Army ever had, although not one was ever fired in anger. Dead bird, my ass!
If anybody out there who was in the DSP or DSB of the 1/67th, 2/1st, 2/56th, 5/6th, 4/62nd, 2/52nd ADA, 4th Ord, White Sands, McGregor Range or the school at Redstone wants to key in an email to an old over the hill 22L and 23W - bring it on, partner.
Date: 1999-06-11 00:00:00
Name: CWO Lloyd H. Reeves Jr. (Retired)
Remarks: Great site!!!! But you forgot us Engineer types. Served at Rockville, Maryland; Tolchester Beach, Maryland, The infamous "C" Battery at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland, Served in 545th Engr. Direct Support Detachment on Okinawa. 1961,62,63. Yes, it was seven days a week, 365 days a year. The worst part was getting a call at two in the morning, asking all the routine questions about the problem, driving from Machinato to Suicide cliff,( Site 7 ???) and pushing an overspeed reset switch to solve the problem on a generator set.
I remember the time it got colder on Okinawa than it had been in over one hundred years. It got down to 43 degrees. But with the humidity and the wind, that was cold.
Our unit hooked up all the Hercules sites to the island power system when they sent the power plant barge back to the states for an overhaul. That was an experience.
Then there was annual firing at Bolo Point. I enjoyed watching those boosters separate and fall in the East China Sea.
I could go on and on. Germany, Ansbach, K-town, Mainz, Pirmasens, Power and air Conditioning Repair shop at Barton Barracks in Ansbach. "Rod and Bottle" club (that was the Ansbach Rod and Gun Club.)
Then there was Fort Bliss, Tobin Wells, Mcgreagor Range, Annual Service Practice. etc. etc. Lot's of good memories. There was a club at Mcgreagor Range that served the best polish sausages in the world. Bet I'm bringing back some memories for you missile types, huh?
Better go, great site. Thanks.
Herschel Reeves, 52D40,62C30, (Power Generator Repair foreman, Guided missile installation electrical equipment repairman. Retired as CWO, 631A in 1980)
Date: 1999-06-07 00:00:00
Name: Irvin "Bud" Myers
Remarks: Looking for former members of the Ordnance detachment supporting Nike missiles at Loring AFB. A reunion is scheduled in September.
Date: 1999-05-22 00:00:00
Name: Bruce Graydon
Remarks: Hello, everyone...I was in package 8, Nike Ajax school at Fort Bliss September 1953 to May, 1954. Assigned to dog battery, 738th Nike battalion (a temporary site), which we constructed out of an old pear orchard just outside of Fort Dix. it was later moved to Marlton, NJ (PH-32)
Date: 1999-05-17 00:00:00
Name: Sherry HURST Stoffers
Remarks: Was just searching the various "NIKE" Missle Sites looking for any info I could find or anyone who was at the NIKE Sites in Rapid City (Ellsworth AFB) SD. during the years 1957 thru 1960. My Dad, Robert P. Hurst was the commanding officer of Btry A 2nd Msl Bn 67th Arty and later S3 Hq 2nd Msl Bn 67th Arty Ellsworth AFB. I have the newspaper articles and I have downloaded them in my computer from the time that the "Killer Misslemen" from Rapid City set the National Firing record at Red Canyon, New Mexico. Anyone interested in that Blast from the past can e-mail me and I will be happy to send it to you.
Really glad to find all the NIKE stuff on the web but have been disapointed in not finding anything as yet about the 2nd Msl. Bn 67th Arty.
Date: 1999-05-17 00:00:00
Name: Tim Ryan
Remarks: Redstone Arsenal, AL. Ordnance Guided Missile School (Launcher Control) First assignment, 217 Ordnance Detachment that eventually went to Thule, Greenland. I was transferred out because of a reorganization. Next assignment, 207 Ordance Platoon, sent to Okinawa '59, '60. Was at Site 8 the day a Hercules went off accidentally killing 1? and injuring several.
Date: 1999-05-14 00:00:00
Name: Byron Dixon
Remarks: MOS 24U ( Assembly and Service )
Units: A Bty 2/44 ADA, Korea 1975-1976
D Bty 2/52 ADA, S Miami Fl 1976-1977
Webmaster's Note: Byron served as an E-4 in Korea and SGT in Florida.
Date: 1999-05-13 00:00:00
Name: John Schang
Remarks: I graduated from SAM 21, Ft. Bliss, Texas, in Feb. 1955 as a radar maintenance technician. Went to 56AAA Missile Battalion, C Battery, at Ft. Monroe, VA. Our site was at the end of the runway of Patrick Henry Airport in Denbigh, Va. Discharged in July, 1956.
Webmaster's Note: John served at C Battery with a rank of E-5 and an MOS of 1512.
Date: 1999-05-08 00:00:00
Name: Myron "Mac" McCabe
Remarks: I graduated with the SAM 23 class in March 55. I was assigned to the Chicago Lake Shore ( A/485th). Served from July 55 to February 57 as IFC radar Tech in charge of the MTR and TTR. I chose to get out of the Army in Feb. 57 and later joined industry and was involved in the development, testing and deployment of the Nike Zeus or later called the Safeguard System. I am very fortunate to have served in the Nike Ajax program because it was the beginning of my career in radar.
Webmaster's Note: Mac served at Montrose Beach in Chicago with the rank of SP1.
Date: 1999-05-06 00:00:00
Name: Charles J. McCarthy Jr
Remarks: Well what can I say, I closed down some of the Nike-Herc sites, helped with the deployment of the patriot system in West Germany during my tour of duty in West Germany. Worked a lot of hours and a lot of TDY. Had a good time with all the firing unit personnel, a lot of good people. Hope this country does not get itself in a jam.