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23 entries were found in May_Jun_2008.
Date: 2008-06-28 00:00:00
Name: Joe Bagg
Remarks: I was stationed in Hardheim, Germany, C-1-67, from Jan 1966 to Jan 1968 as the Fire Control parts clerk. I went to Worms (DSP 1st Bn. 67th ADA) every week to DX modules. Always enjoyed the trip. Hope to hear from other Hardheimers.
Date: 2008-06-21 00:00:00
Name: Donald O. Holland
Remarks: I stumbled on the web site today. I was looking for information on the 1Bn 333rd Air Defense Artillery from 1968 - 1970. I was stationed at Fort Bliss during that interval as DSP Platoon leader. I have many found memories of the men and my time spent in that unit. I love the web site!
Date: 2008-06-20 00:00:00
Name: Daniel C. Hobson
Remarks: Btry D 3rd BN (Herc) 5th ARTY Danvers, Mass.65-67
Brty A 3rd BN (Herc) 65th ARTY Painesville, Ohio 67-68
16C10 Herc FC Oper. 62c30 Genertor oper.
I worked as A generator operator at the IFC area and the launch area in Danvers and the launch area in Painesville.
Date: 2008-06-17 00:00:00
Name: Michael E. Ladner Sr
Remarks: I was at B Battery, 3rd Batt. 68th A D A at Farmington, Minn.in '68. As an M.P. Anyone with pics of the installation please drop me a line and I would like to get some for the old Military scrap book. After serving there I waen to nam and was attached to MACV. I also would be happy to get in contact with anyone that remembers me from Fermington.
Date: 2008-06-13 00:00:00
Name: Raymond Thomas
Remarks: I joined the Nike family in 1957 and retired 1977 we started at the same time and ended at the same time. I started out @ Ft. Hancock, NJ; Old Bridge, NJ; Wackenhiem, Germany; Danvers, Mass; Alaska Eilson AFB; Highlands, NJ W National GD at Kilmer, NJ; Ft. Hancock, NJ; Ft. Bliss, Texas; Germany W/Nato German Air Force on Custodial Team; Ft. Bliss, Tx. Retirement 1977. I enjoyed it a lot.
Date: 2008-06-10 00:00:00
Name: John Crespi
Remarks: "CAN YOU HELP"
I am doing research on the 5th Battalion 55th ADA during tour at Olathe NAS, Kansas. The research is for a display and your story when you were station in our city. I know many of you are not aware, but the Olathe NAS Museam is no more, but we are setting up a display of your service here and would like to hear from any of you who served here. Please contact me at my E MAIL and thanks for all your service for us.
SFC John Crespi
Date: 2008-06-07 00:00:00
Name: Michael Medeiros
Remarks: Hi all,
I was stationed at the "Bush" 5th USAAG, in Buren, Germany from 1983 until 1989. I was assigned to HHD, in the commo section as a SATCOM operator in the old Headquarters building. The CDR, when I was there was "Smoken" Joe Carden. I also spent time at the 35th USAAD, in Hohenkirchen on the North Sea. I had great times there and still return to visit some of my old german friends. I lived off base in the town of Haaren, on the main street (Paderborn str.). When the 5th USAAG started closing down I transfered to the 41st Ord CO. in K-town Germany until I ETS'd in 1992 and I am now with the 103rd FA RI National Guard. I am currently on my 2nd deployment in Iraq. In my 26 year carreer I still remember the times I had in Buren. I have been to the old site, most of the buildings still stand, but is very much over grown. To any of those who spent time in any of my old units, please contact me.
Mike Medeiros, N. Providence, R.I.
Date: 2008-06-04 00:00:00
Name: Thomas J McCarthy
Remarks: I served with the 42nd USAAD in Barnsdorf, Germany for about 18 months. Rotated stateside in June 73. Can't seem to find anything about the 42nd anywhere. Thanks for the site. Brought back good memories
Date: 2008-06-04 00:00:00
Name: Jim Smith ("Smitty")
Remarks: Stationed at Hoppstaedten (Boehmer Army Airfield - a.k.a. "Happy Valley") with HHB (DSP) 5th Missile Bn, 6th Artillery 11/69 - 8/71. Lots of great memories. I wonder what ever happened to the pinochle fanatics who played double-deck every day at lunch time in the old hangar building - Sp6 Jack Tosh, SFC Gary Ewing, CWO Ray Green and ? How about Wiley Thompson, Dewey Barber, Floro Saupan, Bob Lutz, Dan Norfleet? Does anyone remember good times at Dindorfs?
Date: 2008-06-01 00:00:00
Name: Larry P. Larousse
Remarks: Hoppstadten, Germany 1963 thru 1965, Nike Mechanic repariman, SP-5.
Date: 2008-05-29 00:00:00
Name: Jim Whittaker
Remarks: I served 31 months and 16 days At Hq & Hq AWSCOM in Pirmasens,Germany. My Job was to drive officers and civilians out to inspect the missile bases. Been to all of them. Love the time we played war against 4th Ord from Miesau they flunked the first time and they were ticked pretty bad with 7" snow on the ground. To think that was back in 1962 but I enjoyed every minute of itů
Date: 2008-05-27 00:00:00
Name: Elton Hill
Remarks: First my name is Elton Hill. I'm from Zanesville, OH. I served with the 3/71st ADA in Dallau Germany from 1976 thru Oct 1979. I came across this site by chance I'm glad to see the work that you have done. It has been good to hear of others, but I still haven't seen anybody that I have known. While I was stationed in Dallau, Germany I made 3 trips to Chania Crete. I remember one year when we fired it was a cloudy day and after the missile went downrange 100 miles and detonated the skies cleared. They said that was the power of the Nike Hercules Missile. I hope that someone will remember me and wright. Thank you for keeping us in touch with others.
Date: 2008-05-26 00:00:00
Name: Robert H. Wilson
Remarks: Acquisition radar repairman at Camp Hanford 1957-1958. I am amazed at how much Richland has changed.
Date: 2008-05-25 00:00:00
Name: Richard J. Lotz
Remarks: Was stationed at 45th Artillery Brigade between May '61 and sometime in '62 when I auditioned for the ARADCOM Choral Group and was then sent to Colorado Springs, attached to Ent AFB. Some guys I remember are Dave Arnold, Ken Zecman, and Dale Robertson. Seems like yesterday.
Date: 2008-05-23 00:00:00
Name: Daniel B. Munoz
Remarks: I Enjoyed Watching The PBS Program Featuring The Nike Battery and Launcher In San Francisco. Specially Since I Worked On The Nike Ordnance And Support Equipment In 1957-1958 At George Cooper Publications In West Los Angeles With A Contract For Douglas Aircraft In Santa Monica. California As A Technical Illustrator. I Also Had The Oportunity To Work On The Douglas Aircraft Thor Missile.
Date: 2008-05-23 00:00:00
Name: Curt Brush
Remarks: To Whom It May Concern:
I served with the 3/34th ADA in Chioggia, Italy as part of the security team MOS 11B2V of a Hercules Missile Site from 1983 to 1986.
EDI Operations Specialist
Date: 2008-05-23 00:00:00
Name: John Bond
I'm working on a history of the 298th which operated Nike
Hurcules Missiles in Hawaii and would like to ask anyone
if the have knowledge of operations in Makakilo, West Oahu.
Date: 2008-05-19 00:00:00
Name: Larry Lamb
Remarks: I started my Nike Herc career at Fort Bliss in 1966, January, after basic at Fort Polk, B-4-2 on south fort.
I went thru AIT (16b) and was reassigned to my first unit, A Battery, 1st Bn, 333rd ADA Bn until Oct. 1966 when I was reassigned to the 40th ADA Det at Fort Bliss, initially to be reassigned in Turkey. That didn't pan out and I re-upped for 6 and went home on 30 days leave, and when I returned, I was reassigned to the 44th ADA Det (actually the same unit redesignated).
In December 66 the unit was again re-designated to the 508th Arty Det (Hercules), and was ultimately reassigned via a unit move to Schoppingen, Germany. I was stationed with Hq and A Det with the Royal dutch Airforce located in Schoppingen from Feb 67 until Feb 69. I met my wife to be in Enschede, Holland. (Actually I was following suit, because a number of my mates, Mike Kincannon, and several others led the way ahead of me. Later on I was stationed in places like A Battery School Brigade at Fort Bliss, D Battery 3/71st ADA, and also again A Battery 1/333 Ada Bn at Fort Bliss when I helped close out the Battalion prior to being reassigned to Germany again. I went the whole route, and retired at 22 years as an E-6 But I changed my MOS to MP, and civilian police officer, and now I work for Customs in Germany.
Hope some of the old mates may see this and contact me.
Date: 2008-05-12 00:00:00
Name: Matt Grippi
Remarks: Served Nike Herc bases from 1963 to 1968. Tolchester Beach, MD; Goose Bay, Alaska (near Fort Richardson); Mount Gleason, San Gabriel Mtns, California (mailing address: Palmdale, CA); currently retired living in New Jersey.
Date: 2008-05-10 00:00:00
Name: Robert Coles
Remarks: Hi as you can see I am still in and stumbled on this site by accident doing other duties. Stationed in Kosovo on what should be my last tour. Anyway is there a place that you know of where we can post names and places we served with Herc. By unit ie A Bat 2nd Bn 1st Ada McCully Barracks or something along these lines. I would like to try to locate some old comrades. Thanks
MSG Robert Coles
Date: 2008-05-07 00:00:00
Name: Jack Payne
Remarks: I was stationed at "C" Battery, 5th Missile Battalion, 55th Artillery, Gardner, Kansas from September 1959 to April 1961. I was lucky enough to be stationed at "B" Battery, 4th Missile Battalion, 55th Artillery, Thule Greenland from May 1961 to May 1962.
Would like to hear from James Hamby, who was stationed in Kansas and Thule with me. Also anyone else that was stationed at either location at that time period.
Date: 2008-05-06 00:00:00
Name: Mike Mannix
Remarks: I was an SP5 on sites #3 then #2 (Okinawa). I was on site #3 until we closed it and packed it up in early 1969. I was then assigned to site #2 above Ishikawa until the end of 1970 when I ETSed. Site #3 was located on Tengan Bay. I was a 24Q IFC maintinance person.
Date: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
Name: John Westenberg
Remarks: I served with D-4-1 at Tolchester Beach, MD from Jan 1971 to July 1974. Ouch. Long time out there in the corn fields. I think having a deployment like this is why God made alcohol. My MOS was 16C20 -- Azimuth Radar Operator. Went to White Sands, New Mexico once a year for a missile shoot. Hot links and beer, baby.. Sgt. Goins? Dave (Saint Steigerman) St. Germain? Joe Blansit? Darryl Tallerico? Bueller....? Bueller? I got a BA from Fresno State University in 1978 and never used the darned thing. Joined the airlines instead.. Retired from American Airlines in 2007.. Now have a granddaughter...
It was a wild 4 years!! Anyone out there remember? Take care. Former SP5 John C. Westenberg