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Date: 2001-12-31 00:00:00
Name: Matthew T. Pauli
EmailAddress: kickwax@acsalaska.net
Remarks: Here in Anchorage, the former Nike Missle situated adjacent to Anchorage International Airport was developed into an internationally-recognized cross country ski area. Kincaid Park, as it is now known as, is one of two sites in the country where the ski trail systems have been homologated for World Cup use by the International Ski Federation (FIS). The other site is the 2002 Olympic site in Utah. Anchorage has hosted World Cup races, Special Olympic World Winter Games, NCAA ski championships, and many junior, senior, and masters national championships. The former missle and maintenance bunkers have been transformed into storage, ski waxing rooms, a beautiful chalet, and maintenance facilities for the extensive grooming machinery used to maintain the ski trails. If you would like photos, I would be more than happy to forward some of the improvements made over the years. Thank you, Matthew T. Pauli Member and Volunteer, Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
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Date: 2001-12-31 00:00:00
Name: Sammy W. Snyder
EmailAddress: sampam@wirefire.com
Remarks: I was with the 4th Missile Command at Chunchon Korea during the time of 62 and 63 for 14 months. We had the Honest John, and we rolled with this thing all of the time. I was with the 226th Signal Company, I was a Teletype Repairman and was stuck with the rolling rigs for 90% of the time spent in Korea. Anyway I though someone might want to know that there are some antiques still around. My DD-214 states Ordnance, I was in Armor, Artillery and walked a whole lot of Guard Duty on the DMZ. I was schooled at Ft. Gordon, Ga. for 6 months, my MOS being 341.10. After School I was shipped to Korea. I later arrived at Ft. Hood, Texas and was a OJT Tank Repairman and anything they needed at that time. I loved every minute of it. Rank was slow as I was only a SP-4, after 3 years. Anyway, God-Bless all of you. A fellow U.S. Army Veteran. sampam@wirefire.com
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Date: 2001-12-29 00:00:00
Name: RICHARD L TORRES
EmailAddress: RICKSDEN@EARTHLINK.NET
Remarks: WHILE VISITING SAN FRANCISCO FROM NJ, I WAS ON BACK ROADS AND SAW THE SITE. QUITE A FLASH BACK. ALOT OF MEMORIES.
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Date: 2001-12-29 00:00:00
Name: Thomas M. Lacey
EmailAddress: E-Mail Given no Longer Valid
Remarks: I was a 23G20 Fire Control Mechanic at a Nike base in Germersheim Germany 1968 - 1969. I was trained at Ft Bliss Texas. Anyone out there who remember those days?. Webmaster's Note: Thomas was stationed at Germershein, Germany in A/2/56 with an MOS of 23G20 and rank of E5 from 01/67 thru 8/69.
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Date: 2001-12-21 00:00:00
Name: Fred Irle
EmailAddress: firle@sport.rr.com
Remarks: Enjoyed the site! Just searching the web for info on my old unit 32nd ADA and came across your site.
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Date: 2001-12-18 00:00:00
Name: Stephen Winchell
EmailAddress: SDTurtledust@cs.com
Remarks: I accidentally found this site, and am extremely happy I did. We have a couple of old missile sites around Anchorage (AK), and I've always been very interested in their history. Unfortunately no one could supply much in the way of useful information, so I was beginning to think that the history of these bases would be lost. Now with the e-mail addresses supplied that may not be the case. Thank you.
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Date: 2001-12-17 00:00:00
Name: nolan raymond young
EmailAddress: topgunnolan2@aol.com
Remarks: I WAS AT MC GREGOR GUIDED MISSILE RANGE NEW MEXICO IN 1958 TO 1960.I WAS IN THE MESSAGE CENTER COMPANY.WE TOOK CARE OF THE GENERTORS THAT POWERED THE MISSILE SITES.WHEN I FRIST GOT THERE WE STAYED AT FORT BLISS AT NIGHT AND ATE BREAKFAST AT MC GREGOR.THE US ARMY HAD SOME SITES UP BUT NONE OF THE SLEEPING QUARTERS WERE BUILT.I THINK IT WAS IN SPRING 1959 WE MOVED INTO OUR NEW HOUSEING.I REMEMBER IT WAS COLD IN THE WINTER AND HOT IT THE SUMMER.WE WORK ON THE GEN. AND ENGINES OUT IN THE SAND.THERE WERE LOTS OF NATIONAL GUARD CAME THREW AND ALOT OF SOLDERS FROM OTHER COUNTRYS.I CAME TO MCGREGOR RIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL AT FORT GORDON,GA.I GOT SP4 WHILE AT MCGREGOR AND THEN WAS SHIPPED TO KOREA TO SPEND THE REST OF MY TIME IN THE NEW MOBILE VHF EYE SITE RADIO SIGNAL COMPANY.
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Date: 2001-12-17 00:00:00
Name: James A Williams (willy)
EmailAddress: BaronaOverlook@aol.com
Remarks: Served at 583rd Ord in Handorf 8/68-2/71. This is a great site. Thanks. ---jw---
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Date: 2001-12-14 00:00:00
Name: Dave Winum
EmailAddress: dwinum@ameritech.net
Remarks: I was at DSP 3/71 as a 22L10 from Jan 84 to Mar 85.
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Date: 2001-12-14 00:00:00
Name: David R Wiegandt
EmailAddress: DRWiegandt@aol.com
Remarks: HHB 2/56 ADA DSP, 1980-82, 22N
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Date: 2001-12-14 00:00:00
Name: James G. Smith
EmailAddress: jsmith5bn6ada@netscape.net
Remarks: Just checking in. After thirty years, my wife and I are taking advantage of the low airfares to visit Germany. We will be drin=ving directly from Frankfurt to Hoppstadten to visit the old site of Hq Hq Btry (DSP) 5th Missile Bn 6th Arty. Will be staying at Hotel Waldesruhe ("The Four Daughters") in Neubruecke. Will aos visit old 98th General Hospital site at Nuebruecke and the Baumholder post. Hope to take side trips to Birkenfeld, Borfink, Friesen, then to Bitburg and Bastogne. We will be in Germany 12/26/01 - 1/1/02. Have promised Nike friends that we will take lots of photos. This should be a fun and nostalgic trip. I wonder if the old steam train still leaves Hoppstaedten at 12:31 every afternoon?
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Date: 2001-12-14 00:00:00
Name: NOLAN RAYMOND YOUNG
EmailAddress: TOPGUNNOLAN2@AOL.COM
Remarks: I WAS IN THE US ARMY SIGNAL CORP AT MC GREGOR GUIDED MISSAL RANGE NEW MEXICO IN THE LAST PART OF 1958 TO THE FRIST OF 1960.THE BASE WAS NEW THEN AND WE WENT BACK TO FORT BLISS,TEX EVERY NIGHT.WE WOULD LOAD UP IN BUSES AND COME BACK TO BASE AND EAT BEFOR DAYLIGHT.I WAS A SP4 WHEN I WAS SENT TO THE 304TH SIG. IN KOREA.I WAS THERE TELL 1961 AND CAME HOME.I WOULD LIKE TO NO IF ANYBODY MAY NO WHERE I CAN GET THE NIKE PATCH AND SIG BRASS.MY GRAND KIDS WOULD GET A KICK OUT OF IT.THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. NOLAN
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Date: 2001-12-10 00:00:00
Name: Angelo A. Siciliano
EmailAddress: pattony@ipa.net
Remarks: Capt. Robert P. Hurst was my commanding officer in A Battery and I was school trained for 6 months at Ft. Bliss, TX. We did our firing at MacGregor Range and, at the time, we had the best and fastest firing record at MacGregor Range. Have you heard from anyone else from that time period and base attachment? If so, if you could pass it on, I would appreciate it. Thanks. Also, thank you for remembering the men and women who served on the Nike Ajax and Hercules sites. Webmaster's Note: Angelo served in Rapid City, SD., with A Battery, 531st AAA Missile Bn, protecting Ellsworth Air Force Base, in Missile Assembly with rank of Spec4 from 11/26/56 to 11/25/58.
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Date: 2001-12-05 00:00:00
Name: William R Ehrhart
EmailAddress: A1vett@yahoo.com
Remarks: Graet site. Brings back a lot of memories.
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Date: 2001-12-03 00:00:00
Name: SP/4 Glenn P. Brymer usa.ret
EmailAddress: gbrymer@houston.rr.com
Remarks: What a neat site!! I was in A Btry. 3rd Bat. 7th Arty. 32nd Adcom. 69-71. It was a HAWK missile site in Schwienfurt, Germany. I would appreciate any information concerning my old unit. Any of you guys still alive?? Canfield?, Ohara? Smitty? Big John? Perkins? Wheeler? Davis? Poe? Smith? Fox? Any and all help would be a blessing. God bless you all an Keep your ammo dry. Keep up the great work on this great site.
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Date: 2001-12-02 00:00:00
Name: Ken Wisz
EmailAddress: kjwisz@wkbwmail.com
Remarks: MP Security Guard. Participated in the air transport of the nike nuclear warheads from Echo Btry to Camp Ames in the spring of 1975. Camp Echo Hill - Then & Now website up and running @ http://nikekimje.tripod.com/Howitwasnike.html Webmaster's Note: Ken served in Kinje, Korea at E Btry, 2nd/44th ADA, 38thAD Bde, Camp Echo Hill, with an MOS of 95B10R3 and rank of PFC from 8/74 to 9/75
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Date: 2001-11-29 00:00:00
Name: Jerry D. Churchman
EmailAddress: Bigaljerry@aol,com
Remarks: 4th Ord Co. 61st Ord Group, Aug 1955-July 1957, 6 months TDY to Red Canyon Range Camp in early 1957.
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Date: 2001-11-27 00:00:00
Name: Raymond Nichols
EmailAddress: rdnichols@cfu.net
Remarks: I served with the 3rd/71st ADA DSU at Flak Kasern. I was in the DAS-3 for a short time. I also spent some time out at site in the BOC as a 16H. My primary MOS was 22L. After closing things down in Germany I was stationed at McGreggor Range until we closed it down and turned everything over to the contractors. If anyone was stationed in any of these places from 83-86 you can contact me @ rdnichols@cfu.net.
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Date: 2001-11-24 00:00:00
Name: Jack Love
EmailAddress: jlove@sirinet.net
Remarks: We didn't have any support units when I started working with Nike Ajax in 1952. Our main assistance came from the manufacturer's tech reps. Stayed with Nike Ajax and Nike Hercules from 1952 to July 1960. Reassigned to Sergeant Missile program, Field Artillery at Ft Sill, OK. After duty in Italy was reassigned to my old field of cannon artillery, served with 105mm, 155mm, 175mm and 8" cannon artillery as a First Sergeant and Battalion Sergeant Major in the USA, Vietnam(2), and in Korea. Webmaster's Note: Jack served at Libertyville, Illinois as Chief of Maintenance with rank of SFC from Mar 1953 thru Jun 1954, in Arlington Heights, Illinois as Chief of Maintenance with a rank of SFC from Jun 1954 thru Jun 1957, in Landau, Germany with B Btry, 2 Bn, 56 ADA, as Chief of Maintenance Ajax and Hercules with rank of SFC from Jun 1957 thru December 1960 and at Fort Bliss, Texas in Training Command as Platoon Sgt UDMT Trainees Ajax Missile with rank of SFC from Dec 1960 thru July 1961
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Date: 2001-11-24 00:00:00
Name: Edwin J. Clifford
EmailAddress: clifford@fidalgo.net
Remarks: I attended Class # 2 of the Nike Fire Control Maintenance course at Fort Bliss, Texas June 1952 through June 1953. On 5 July 1953, our unit transitioned to Red Canyon - which was still under construction - near Carizzozo, NM - to fire the first two Nike missiles by US Army troops. Due to technical problems and th CO's concern for success we did not complete the fire mission until November 1953. During this five month period we (150 or so troops)lived in 12 man squad tents in the desert. Our unit was transferred to Fort Meade Maryland in December 1953 and we set up our equipment on the periphery of Fort Meade guarding Washington, DC. This was at the height of the cold war and we operated 24/7. There were two Fire Control maintenance people in my Battery (D). I don't remember my unit's designation. MSGT Burris and SGT (E5) and we stood duty in the field every other night. I 'resigned' from the Army in November 1954 and was honorably discharged in February 1955. So far as I know, MSGT Burris may still be there, pulling duty every night - a withered, harrowed, exhausted wreck of a man. God bless him wherever he is!
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Date: 2001-11-20 00:00:00
Name: Dale Messer
EmailAddress: DS561@aol.com
Remarks: In support of the 4Th. Missile Battalion 43rd. Artillery. Webmaster's Note: Dale served at Fort Richardson, Alaska in the 48th. Engr. Co. as an Electric Motor & Generatior Repairman, MOS 352.10, with a rank of E-4 from 4/59 to 4/61.
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Date: 2001-11-16 00:00:00
Name: UBALDI MAURO
EmailAddress: ubaldi@gemrad.com
Remarks: Hallo guys, I am a retired Italian Air Force technical officer. I served Two years at our maintenance group in Padova, Italy , working even on AIM-9, Aspide and AGM-88 missiles. It was a very pleasant and interesting experience, though I was not trained in USA. I am proud to be a Nike-men. Bye, great work!!!!!
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Date: 2001-11-09 00:00:00
Name: Brad West
EmailAddress: bwest@marconiservices.com
Remarks: I have worked on Nike's since 1980, in various stages of originality and modification. I have never worked on an offical battery, with missles and such, but have worked with fully original systems including the TTR, MTR and TRR. Others have been highly modified, computer-based instrumentation radar systems boasting 0.1 mil accuracy and some with C-band tranmsitters and receivers in them.
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