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SHEMYA GUESTBOOK ARCHIVE
(24 June 2002  through  16 July 2004)

These are Shemya guestbook entries covering the period from 24 June 2002 through 16 July 2004. A new guestbook was started as additional entries could no longer be made to this page. Click the "Back" button above to return to the originating page.

Last:
Parker
First:
Raymond
From:
Houston, Texas
Email:
ray_parker@aaahawk.com
WebsiteURL:
http://members.icq.com/38600801
Remote User:
Date:
24 Jun 2002
Time:
11:26

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya with the ASA from July '65 to July '66 and worked in 'C Ops' as an 05K. Had visiting rights with the 'B Ops' people and worked a lot of POI's. From Shemya (the Rock) I went to Two Rock Ranch Station (Petaluma, Ca). I was one of the few who actually got their clearance about the same time I started 'school' at Ft. Devens. That was due to my older brother being Navy 'Black Ops' I believe. Anyway, I got my education on Shemya in electronic intelligence.


Last:
Rudko
First:
Jay
From:
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Email:
jrudko@webtv.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
27 Jun 2002
Time:
15:51

Comments

I was on the rock from May, 1980 to May, 1981. Cobra Dane was my game. This was a fascinating year. Not only did I have a job I enjoyed, but I met some of the best people in the world during that year. I'm still in touch with some of them. I want to hear from anyone who was on the island at the same time who remembers me.


Last:
McAllister
First:
Mac
From:
Warner Robins, Georgia
Email:
bigmaccc@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
27 Jun 2002
Time:
23:03

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya from Aug 90 - Aug 91 and worked in the 5073d Suppy Sq. I worked part-time at Club 365 as a bartender. Really enjoyed my time there. Sorry to hear "POPS passed. Does anyone know if he passed on the Island? Many good times and parties with friends and co-workers, Nancy, Quida, Debra, Russ, Lewis, Alicia, Tony and Big John. Peace.


Last:
Grosvenor
First:
Edwin
From:
Tennyson In 47637
Email:
woodnturtles@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Jun 2002
Time:
00:54

Comments

I played on the rock from july 65-66 as a 05k, some of my buddies were Carl Web, mark Abrams, Danner,Yingling,Brian King. I wonder if any of you guys kept your jeep whistles.


Last:
Russell
First:
W.C.
From:
S.C.
Email:
mrpipe_1999@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Jun 2002
Time:
12:15

Comments

I was on the rock from Apr 91 - 92. I worked in the 5073rd Supply Squadron. At that time we were led by Maj Weeks. Met some of the best people I've ever encountered. MAC, Tony, Lewis, Debra, Bea, Cookie... Most of which I'm still in contact with. Shemya was the best remote assignment in the AF. I caught more keepable fish there per cast than any other locationt. Some of my most noted feats there included 1 flag football championship (I caught 2 touchdown passes from Scottie), my run down and capture of a scruffy, and last but not least seeing the Cowboy cheerleaders for the first and only time. Thanks for maintaing the history of the Rock.


Last:
Andersen
First:
1LT Arnold
From:
Ventura, CA
Email:
arnold.andersen@us.army.mil
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Jun 2002
Time:
22:06

Comments

Hey, I saw a couple of names I recognized from the 5073rd ABG/SP. Shemya (Nov88-Jan90) was one of the best experiences I have ever had. From living in a hot Bldg 600 to freezing my butt off on DSTs (Distant Support Post) to playing digging around Jones in the WWII bunkers near "50 Cal" Beach. I remember such things as...watching killer whales and sea otters off shore, watching the Shemya windsock (metal pipe) actually showing the wind direction, to screaming at the stupid crab boats on the marine radio because they got to close to the island, Cobra Dane, Cobra Ball, North Beach road and Queen Match (what a joke). I made a video of the island when I was there, I would be glad to make copies for anyone (just cover postage and a cheap tape). Drop me an e-mail.


Last:
solosky
First:
tom
From:
new jersey
Email:
tsolosky@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 Jun 2002
Time:
12:50

Comments

I worked on Shemya from 8/63 thru 7/65 for GE. I am interested in hearing from othe "Spactrack" guys from that eraand from Ge Diyarbakir, Turkey from 65 thru69.


Last:
Kirchner
First:
Bob
From:
California
Email:
rkirchner@att.net
WebsiteURL:
http://home.att.net/~rkirchner/
Remote User:
Date:
30 Jun 2002
Time:
17:29

Last:
cosgrave
First:
michael
From:
ca. usa
Email:
quarfel@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 Jun 2002
Time:
18:34

Comments

my friend gave me some cobria fish curious about it


Last:
Hinch
First:
Fred
From:
Wausau, WI
Email:
fritznjill@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Jul 2002
Time:
19:29

Comments

Was there from 70 - 71. Would like to hear from anybody.


Last:
HABIG
First:
FRANK M.
From:
HOUSTON,TEXAS
Email:
FHABIG@HOTMAIL.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Jul 2002
Time:
23:10

Comments

i was on the island from 67/68.i was a medic in the 5073ABS.this brought back a lot of memories.


Last:
Martin
First:
Steve
From:
Colorado Springs
Email:
stephen.martin@peterson.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Jul 2002
Time:
13:49

Comments

Worked in Supply Jul 93 - Jul 94. If you were there during that time, I probably served you during my part-time job in the BX cashier's cage. Anybody know wherabouts of (then) SrA Christina Evans? Was there for the first ever (I think) on-island wedding. Even though it's been 9 years now, I still have dreams about the place


Last:
Bulli
First:
Dan
From:
Papillio, NE
Email:
evandanpapio@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
none
Remote User:
Date:
08 Jul 2002
Time:
19:04

Comments

Iwas on Shemya in the 1948-49 time frame flying B-29 recon sorties between Shemya and Japan, Shemya and Ladd Field at Fairbanks. My wife was one of eight wqomen on the island. We later transferred to Eilson Field


Last:
Howes
First:
Henry
From:
Jeffersonville, Kentucky
Email:
hmhjr@mikrotec.com
WebsiteURL:
just passing through
Remote User:
Date:
09 Jul 2002
Time:
15:58

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from Dec.1968-Dec.1969 as a voice intercept supervisor. It was a difficult year for us during that time. We lost a survaillance aircraft and were embarassed by the Russian bomber flyover. I remember being ordered not to even talk about it amongst ourselves because heads were going to roll back on the mainland. Apparently they had flown all the way up the chain and returned without being discovered. Enjoyed seeing Boozer again. What a dog!!!!!!!


Last:
Hartman
First:
Barry
From:
Alabama
Email:
blhartm@tds.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
10 Jul 2002
Time:
17:52

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from Jan 70 - Jan 71 and was one of the ASA guys. Worked in C OPS and ran the bowling alley part-time from 2300-0400.


Last:
Coder
First:
Dale
From:
Wichita KS
Email:
dbjh4@aol.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
13 Jul 2002
Time:
21:33

Comments

Shemya, What does someone say about the rock? After being stationed there from Nov. 91- Nov-92 as a Fire Dawg I never thought I would have anything good to say about the place, but I can honestly say that I have never been anywhere that has had comradery that the rock had. The facilities were excellent the people were even better. I remember the long days I put in for Charlie (hey sarge) working as a red hat at the blue Fox Inn then going to the Gym with Bryan Grey for our intense two hour workouts: my legs are still sore and you have my trophy Bryan. Then afterwards going over to Club 365 and usually spending way to much there. I remember the rides to work in the back of a all terrain snow cat in the winter. The thursday night boxing matches we used to have in the stalls. And everyone always being there to listen when someone had a problem. It seems that time makes everthing look better than it really was. Hope to see or here from some of you Rock Dawgs as I am going down to the fire school in Aug 02.


Last:
Beach
First:
John
From:
Averill Park, New York
Email:
jbeach2646@taconic.net
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
14 Jul 2002
Time:
09:44

Comments

Was with 79th USASASOU from March '67 to March '68, 98G in C Ops and supervisor of section from August 67 until departure. Probably the best year of my 4 in service.


Last:
OBRIEN
First:
NANCY
From:
CHELMSFORD, MA
Email:
OBRIEN2002@MSN.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
15 Jul 2002
Time:
18:48

Comments

I WORKED ON SHEMYA FOR RAYTHEON COMPANY, 1978/L981 AND 1985/1990. ARE THERE ANY RAYTHEON PERSONNEL WORKING ON COBRA DANE?


Last:
beard
First:
rick
From:
indianapolis, in
Email:
rbeard@csiweb.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
18 Jul 2002
Time:
16:53

Comments

I was at NE Cape, St. Lawrence Is in 1966. I always heard the term "The Rock" referreing to Shemya.


Last:
Alekna
First:
Rick
From:
Alabama
Email:
ralekna@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
19 Jul 2002
Time:
15:30

Comments

I was at Shemya around '69-'70, I believe. Worked at the main ops bldg and under the bubble on "special" occasions. Trying to remember.....I was a 20351R (?)...voice intercept operator and later the analyst. Interesting place. Went to Meade (airport) afterward and mustered out the following year.


Last:
Bennett
First:
Jim
From:
Delray Beach, FL
Email:
jimbosan@sprintmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Jul 2002
Time:
14:46

Comments

I still can't believe that I actually found a site about Shemya! I was on The Rock from Jan. '66 to Oct. '66 and took my discharge at Elmendorf. I was voice crypto maint in 6984th. Security Squadron, where we worked with 79th. ASA in AAF-JOG. Because of my responsibilities, I got to visit all the "fun" places on the island, like AAF-JOG, E-Ops, Det 2 and the Navy (in summer) and SAC hangars, on a daily basis. And yes, I remember Boozer! Never saw a dog that liked to swill beer like him! I couldnt help but chuckle at the visitor from Colorado Springs comments that "Even though it's been 9 years now, I still have dreams". Hell, I'd call 'em nightmares! It's been 36 years for me and I STILL have bad dreams that I'm being sent back there! One thing baffles me from the comments made by the more recent "guests" of Shemya, women? There were, or are now, women on Shemya? The closet thing we ever had to seeing women was if you were lucky enough to be on the flightline when Alaskan Air or Reeve Aleutian (are they still operating?) came in and you'd catch a look at the stews. One thing Shemya taught you was a sense of humor, without it you'd go nuts!


Last:
Brown
First:
Roger
From:
Herndon Virgina
Email:
matchbox@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Jul 2002
Time:
22:49

Comments

I proudly served on Shemya during 1971 as a Fire Protection Specialist / Supervisor for the 5073'd and as Base Photographer. While I was there we had one building fire, one airplane crash, and one underground nuclear test 200 miles away. A January 1972 storm took the roof off of the Southwest wing of the composite building awakening army personnel to snow flakes in their eyes. During July of 1971 a Japanese fishing boat sailed into our harbor. We all went down to the docks with thoughts of surrender, but the ships captain was only seeking medical help for the severed arm one of his crew members. A civilian DC 8 was requested to make a emergency landing on the island to pick up our doctor and his fisherman patient. The sailors arm was saved, but the Doctor got lost. He never came back to the island. I also served TDY on Attu for a week and had a chance to photograph 1971 Nixon / Hiroshito meetings in Anchorage.


Last:
ALLISON
First:
DAVID
From:
LITTLE ROCK, AR
Email:
baron_von_rottenfishstein@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Jul 2002
Time:
17:09

Comments

I was "on" Shemya from April 1973 - April 1974. Your photos leave a better impression of the place than my memory does. I worked in the medical clinic. If there is anyone that was there at the same time, please send me an e-mail. Cheers


Last:
TIMMONS
First:
DON
From:
OREGON
Email:
DONWTIMMONS@YAHOO.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jul 2002
Time:
12:32

Comments

FOR ARNOLD ANDERSON AKA SKYEYEMAN. I"M HAVING TROUBLE SENDING E-MAIL FROM THES GOVERNMENT COMPUTER, THEY HAVE SOME OF THE TERMINALS BLOCKED. I"LL TRY AT ANOTHER TERMINAL WHEN I CAN GET TO ONE. WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I GOT YOUR REPLY ABOUT DIGGING OUT THE SHEMYA TAPE. I HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO FIND IT. I NEED YOUR PHONE NUMBER OR SNAIL MAIL. I WAS ON THE ROCK IN1963 AND AGAIN IN 1998.


Last:
Wach
First:
Bob
From:
Tucson, AZ
Email:
bobwach@email.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jul 2002
Time:
13:47

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya from 12/88 -12/89. I ran the education office and worked at the club at night. I am also the guy who gave the club its' new name - "Club 365". I would really enjoy hearing from anyone who was stationed there at that time. Cheers !!!


Last:
Closter
First:
Garth
From:
Indiana
Email:
gicloster@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Jul 2002
Time:
18:04

Comments

I was on Shemya from May 1968 to the same month in 1969. It was like losing a year of my life.


Last:
Fava
First:
John
From:
Armonk, New York
Email:
ffjj502aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jul 2002
Time:
07:12

Comments

1950-52 on shemya, Airforce x-ray technician, gave shots, assisted visiting dentist, cq, and a lot of kp including the rank of sergeant. sold tickets, ran the movie projector. All 100 personnel lived in the old hospital building. All facilities connected with hallways. Have pictures of the area. x-ray darkroom became a photo-lab. Hawaiian weather was promised---over the horizon.


Last:
evenstad
First:
jonathan
From:
st. Louis Missouri
Email:
www.dragonballjon@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Jul 2002
Time:
18:40

Comments

Stationed in Shemya from 1971-1972


Last:
Campbell
First:
Rick
From:
Indianapolis, IN
Email:
rcampbell_tx@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Aug 2002
Time:
10:01

Comments

I spent 1973-74 on Shemya working in the USAF Clinic with a great bunch of guys.


Last:
RUSSELL
First:
Gary
From:
The Web
Email:
gcr75@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
02 Aug 2002
Time:
15:05

Comments

NCOIC of COBRA DANE Comm Center - Jan 91-Jan 92. Worked with Lance Mossness & Liz Highfill. Did my turn picking up trays in the chow hall and playing raquetball in the NEW gym. Nothing like softball in the fog at midnight. If nothing else, I was probably in the best shape of my life when I left there. Would love to hear from anyone there during that blur that was 1991.


Last:
Hinson
First:
Keith
From:
Memphis, TN
Email:
khinson@uca.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Aug 2002
Time:
00:31

Comments

Great site! I spent two years on Shemya. I was there in 89 through Dec 24, 99. Spent Christmas in Anchorage that year but somehow didn't mind. I would love to hear from anyone that was there at the same time. Especially Jay Pearson, Bob Williams, or Robert Hope.


Last:
Pendley,Jr
First:
Wallace
From:
Atlanta
Email:
linwalpendley@mindspring.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Aug 2002
Time:
17:49

Comments

I was in the ASA on Shemya April 64 to October 64.I worked in maintenance in the bubble behind c-ops. Got to see it snow up and watch the Bats take off out my window at all hours of the day or night. That usually mnet I had to go to work. Enjoyed the beer and steak parties at the club house near the cliff edge.Had to leave early due to problems with my first child.


Last:
Hinson
First:
Keith
From:
Memphis, TN
Email:
khinson@varsityspirit.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Aug 2002
Time:
22:34

Comments

I was on Shemya from Feb 89 - Dec 24, 99. A long almost two years but not very many weeks go by that I don't look back and laugh about something. I made some great friends. We had some fun, sad, and crazy times. I did things on the rock that I would never do anywhere else. I also saw things that I never saw before and haven't seen since. If nothing else, I learned nothing last forever,


Last:
Sprinkle
First:
Cecil L.
From:
Indiana
Email:
FDK1942@aol,com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Aug 2002
Time:
13:28

Comments

I was a linguist on Shemya from NOV 58 to NOV 59. I was on "C" shift and our NCO was Walter "Willie" Williams. I lived in "T" Building at first and then we moved to another wooden frame building. I well remember Boozer and our other dogs, Squeaky,Squirt,and Scar. Those three, but not Boozer were shot by a new CO we got. For some reason he spared Boozer. He at first told us that if we built a pen for the dogs he would spare them. We worked our butts off to get it built, but he reneged and destroyed the 3 dogs. I remember being out on the shore of, I think, the northwest quadrant of the island and coming across 2 graves enclosed in a litle picket fence. The graves had Russian names on them.Does anyone else remember seeing those graves?? I worked as an announcer/deejay at the AFRS radio station (Radio Shemya) in my offtime. Some of the people I remember were Bill VanDoren from NJ, Jim Tremblay from Boston, Dave Bastin from CA, a big redhead we called Satch from Idaho or Utah, a guy named Carpenter from Mississippi, Charlie Brown from Chicago, Ron Funk (I'm not sure where he was from), Jan Parcell from Indiana (I stay in touch with him. He lives in Kankakee IL. He and I were roommates. Would like to hear from anyone who was there from 1957-58 thru 1960-62 who would be willing to share stories and photos. Has there ever been any thought given to having regional reunions of Shemya vets or perhaps even national?? Can anyone provide me with a few names of Shemya vets living in Indiana and surrounding states?? I would be especially interested in those from Central Indiana


Last:
McKinnon
First:
George
From:
Bethany, Louisiana
Email:
Cttndr9302@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Aug 2002
Time:
14:14

Comments

I worked as an operator of the power-plant on Shemya, we supplied power for the island 1951-1952. Enjoyed exploring the islands during days off, found several artifacts made from whale bones in some of the caves, also remember finding a few glass balls, we found an ammo depot with lots of M1 ammunition, used it for target practice on the beach,


Last:
Killian
First:
John
From:
Houston, Texas
Email:
texassailor50@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
12 Aug 2002
Time:
17:06

Comments

Tell Bill Anderson Hello, He should be on Shemya the week of August 12, 2002. He is my neighbor in Houston and a good friend and a hard worker. You will like him. John Killian


Last:
Auvil
First:
David
From:
Florida
Email:
Timingdva@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
13 Aug 2002
Time:
08:29

Comments

Retired USAF MSFT, afsc 30372 AND 30970. Worked at Eglin on FPS-85 Phased Array Radar. Good Site.


Last:
Thompson
First:
Joe
From:
San Diego, CA
Email:
jthomp10@san.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
13 Aug 2002
Time:
11:13

Comments

I was assigned to Shemya from June 1964 to June 1965 with the General Electric Company's Blue Fox project.


Last:
Carroll
First:
Harvey
From:
Barre, Vermont
Email:
hcarroll35@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
19 Aug 2002
Time:
23:35

Comments

I was stationed on the Rock from March 1971 thru March 1972. I was in P.O.L. and took training in Crogenics due to manpower shortage due emergency leave for personal reasons.


Last:
McDonald
First:
Carl
From:
New Mexico
Email:
Bigmac100250@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 Aug 2002
Time:
14:31

Comments

In charge of Education 1983 Sep - 1984 Sep. Remember Col Frey and LtCol Wild Bill Walton. I didn't think I'd miss the place, but i kinda do. Life was so much simpler there. Now working as a contracting officer for the Army. Does anyone know when th "Viking" left the rock. how about the garbageman? I had not though about him for a long time. Had been there about 20 years when I got there. I think I'd volunteer to go back if they ever reopen it. Only make sure there is more than 56 women for 900 guys. Anyone remember DOD Dolly?


Last:
Isaac
First:
William
From:
Bellevue NE
Email:
wdisaac@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 Aug 2002
Time:
22:02

Comments

PCS to Shemya Feb 63 to May 64. EW crew member on Nancy Rae. Fond memories of beachcombing for Japanese fishing floats, Boozer, and the beautiful weather.


Last:
Johnson
First:
Howard
From:
California
Email:
fogboundcoast@sbcglobal.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Aug 2002
Time:
01:13

Comments

I was on the rock from Dec '61 to Dec '62. Boozer was a great friend and companion. He often traveled around the island with me as we "worked". Seeing the old trickster was a great memory.


Last:
Branch
First:
John
From:
Arizona
Email:
johnbranch@netzero.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
23 Aug 2002
Time:
12:50

Comments

I arrived at Shemya from 6926th RSM HQ at Shiroi AB Japan during the winter of 1955 and remained until we closed down and was then sent TDY to the 6981st at Elmendorf awaiting orders to return stateside. I finally received them and was assigned to the 762nd AC&W Sqdn on Cape Cod in August of 1956. I lived in "T" bldg and and only a few other frame buildings were used by the 6926th. It was very desolate with approximately 50 men using five or six small buildings. Northwest Airlines refueled their DC-6 and DC-7 aircraft there on flights between either Anchorage or Seattle and Japan and we ate in their dining hall. The food we received wasn't the same as what the NW pilots received but it was good. Everyone looked forward each week to steak night. It was fun exploring the old dilapidated WW2 buildings and we were always looking for something new to do to break the boredom. One thing was to see how many persons we could get in a weapons carrier to travel from the barracks to the dining hall. I remember being squashed in the back on the day that we carried 17. Fishing from the big pier that was falling into the sea fas fun and I caught some very strange looking fish that none of dared to eat. Very desolate but a lot of fond memories with a great bunch of guys.


Last:
Head
First:
Gary
From:
Aurora, Co.
Email:
peppersdaddy@webtv.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Aug 2002
Time:
00:21

Comments

I was stationed on the Rock 1975-76. Worked in POL. Serviced JP-4 to Snoopy and the Baron more times than I can remember. Spent the summer (?) months down on the dock unloading fuel barges. Col. Carr was the site commander at the time. A very long year for sure but I sure met some of the greatest people there. I retired 11 years ago but it's very hard if not impossible to forget my year on the Rock. Would enjoy hearing from anyone whose been there.


Last:
Hopple
First:
Earl
From:
Harvest, Alabama
Email:
earlhop@bigfoot.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Aug 2002
Time:
19:42

Comments

I spent a solid year, to the day, on Shemya from Jan 66 till Jan 67, as you were told when you arrived there, the only way to leave this island was to either die or complete your year. I as you can tell completed my year. I was a Fire Protection Specialist, (Fireman), and did not enjoy my year there. I also worked at the "K" House as a janitor on my days off from the fire dept. If you know me, drop me a line. I finally retired from the Air Force Fire Dept. in July 1982.


Last:
Wamser
First:
Dennis
From:
Milwaukee, WI
Email:
skred@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
26 Aug 2002
Time:
12:57

Comments

I thought I signe in already: apparently it didn't take.... Served on the Rock from Nov '64 to Oct '65. Was Air Force Security Service - 20351-R Russian Linguist. Fond memories of Boozer, beachcombing, playing bass in our little country band at the club. The earthquake was a real monster. Remember I was on duty in OPS when quake hit. Barely made it outside. OIC ordered us to stand by with sledge hammers to destroy our equipment if necessary (never did figure that out...). Remember my roommate Sgt. Bob Patoni from Florida. He & I created a mythical "Sgt. Sydney Milk" as a 3rd roommate, to keep our room at 2. (Even passed inspections !). Question: was the huge array on the bluff called "Big Alice" or (as I remember) "White Alice" ?


Last:
Pau
First:
S
From:
Just Surfed In
Email:
spaul@dgs.ca.gov
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Aug 2002
Time:
18:42

Comments

I Was stationed there from 1-05-81 to 01-05-82, but who was keeping track. That year was the longest five years of my life. I look back now with many fond memories of the people I knew and the experiences we shared. Looking back I can say that I had a blast, epecially at the "Rocker and the "Across the Street Club." Hard to believe it's been 22 years. Does anyone know what happened to Jim Light?


Last:
Kozik
First:
Rick
From:
Southern California
Email:
rkozik@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
29 Aug 2002
Time:
20:38

Comments

I was stationed on the rock from Sep 61 to Sep 62 as a dittybop on Trick 2. I clearly remember lots of foxes, Boozer and ugly fish. While there I finetuned my poker, ping pong and drinking capabilities. One of the personnel guys tried to swim home while I was there and ended up getting promoted. Had I tried that I would have drowned as an A2C.


Last:
SAUKAS
First:
Joseph
From:
Now living in Maryland
Email:
s3a9u1k0a2a9@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 Aug 2002
Time:
10:30

Comments

I was on the Black Peal of the Western Aleutians from summer 59 to summer 60 working both days and shift in "C" Ops. I have a history of Shemya, which I from back then, covering the period 42-49 written by a 1st Lt.Barner and Sgt Thompson. I do not remember how I came about this history on the island. Who should I sent it to to get posted on the website???. After those year I spent many year tasking ALERTS to the Amber and the Ball and the Bats when they were there.


Last:
BUCHANAN
First:
THOMAS
From:
C.C TX
Email:
TANDBBUCHANAN@AOL.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Sep 2002
Time:
09:38

Comments

WAS ON THE ROCK IN 1972-73?? SEEN BOB HOPE AT XMAS WAS A COOK AND PLAYED THE GUTAR WITH JOHN DECKER HE WAS A COOK ALSO I LOVED TO TAKE EVERY ONES MONEY PLAYING BLACK JACK I WAS THE ONE WHO WOULD BUY THE DEAL ALL THE TIME ? I JUST CANT REMEMBER NAMES I WISHED I COULD GET A LIST OF NAMES THANKS TO ALL TOM (buck) BUCHANAN


Last:
DON
First:
TIMM0NS
From:
OREGON
Email:
DONWTIMMONS@YAHOO.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
03 Sep 2002
Time:
12:33

Comments

I WAS A MEDIC ON SHEMYA IN1963.DIDN'T APPRECIATE THE ISLAND THEN AS I SHOULD HAVE. IT WAS A TIME OF INNOCENCE. BEFORE THING IN LIFE GOT COMPLICATED. AFTER 35 YEARS OF LIVING THE COMPLICATED LIFE OF A CIVILIAN I GOT A HOP OUT TO THE ROCK FOR A FEW DAYS. THEY LET ME ROAM MOST OF THE ISLAND WITH MY 35 MM AND I TOOK LOTS OF PICTURES. MOSTLY OUTSIDE LANDSCAPE, BUT A FEW OF THE INTERIOR OF THE DISPENSARY, LIKE MY OLDROOM, THE PATIENT WARD AND THE SURGERY, AND SURGERY CLEAN UP ROOM. THE PLACE WAS BEING MANNED BY A PHYCIAN,S ASSISTANT. THERE WERE ONLY 300 PERSONNEL. LOOKED LIKE A GOAST TOWN. BUT, AS I WALKED THE ISLAND ONCE AGAIN I COULD SENSE THE PRESENCE OF THE MANY SOULS WHO HAD DONE THERE TIME THERE. I REALLY DIDN'T THINK BEING ON SHEMYA WAS VERY DANGEROUS, BUT IF THE COLD WAR HAD HEATED UP BACK THEN AND MISSLES BEGAN TO FLY, I GUESS WE WOULD HAVE BEEN THEFIRST TARGET. LUCKY HOW IT WORKED OUT THOUGH. I HAVE VIDEOTAPES AND PICTURES AVAILABLE TO THOSE INTERESTED. 541-567-4069.....82620 C. ST., HERMISTON OREGON 97838


Last:
RICHARD F
First:
TROISE
From:
BOSTON MA
Email:
ri245@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
none
Remote User:
Date:
03 Sep 2002
Time:
16:08

Comments

Was on the rock circa '71-72 worked as a radar tech for GE Had finished colllege at U Of R with a BSEE and went to work for GE on the ROCK 'cause twas buck hungry for my honeymoon with my colledge sweetheart that now llives somewhere in ca the only thing i can recal is the pimg pong table and the pinball game COULDN't HACK THE ISOLATION AFTER Being PRESIIDENT MY DU FRATERNITY CAME HOME & TRYIED To've commit suicide by breathing in the exaus of our BUICK happend 1972 but am still tiking HATED EVERY DAY TWAS THERE with those long night's and crazy hour's sitting in front of the screen watching RUSSIA PLEASE EMAL Me any one recall's an acne faced 6/2 blond male that worked wth them on the living hell hole from 1971-73 thank you RICHARD F TROISE PS AM SURVIVING DAY BY DAY NOW.


Last:
Barrett
First:
Jim
From:
Syracuse, NY
Email:
AFSrA1@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Sep 2002
Time:
07:10

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from May 93-June 94. 673rd Comm Squadron. I was 18 at the time and thought my life was over, but as it turned out, that was a great assignment. I met some of the greatest people I have ever known and would love to hear from anyone that was stationed there during that time.


Last:
Eldermire
First:
Sally
From:
Berea,Ohio
Email:
se334@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Sep 2002
Time:
10:15

Comments

Thanks for the information about Shemya. I was anxious to find out about the island as my son may be spending part of this winter there to study emperor geese. Everything was really interesting.


Last:
Andy
First:
Jones
From:
Arizona
Email:
azemon@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Sep 2002
Time:
02:46

Comments

This is my 3rd - 4th time posting here. June 87 to June 88 for me. I would love to go back and take my wife to see this beautiful place. Not that great there alone, but when I was there I was never alone. Worked Emergency Power and the barriers, also COBRA DANE in the evenings, Thanks George H.! Had fun water skiing with ya. Everyone I met was a friend and still think it was the best year of my career......hehehe.....thinkin back that is!!!!!!!!!


Last:
Morrison
First:
Bradley
From:
Romeo, Mi
Email:
may@brokersnetwork.com/May
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
13 Sep 2002
Time:
17:01

Comments

I spent Jan 85-Jan 86 on Shemya trying to provide recreation support. Looking back it was a life changing experience. It is great to hear that some others had a rewarding experience


Last:
Stowers
First:
Jim
From:
Bellingham, Wa
Email:
wizchair@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
13 Sep 2002
Time:
22:11

Comments

Just surfed in! Great site. I was using Google search and typed in "ASA Sinop". WOW. Got Bonnie the ASA Girl's links page. As I scrolled down the page looking for Sinop, up came Shemya! As Shemya was supposed to be on the other end of the "range" and everyone on top of the "Hill" knew about the "Rock" I wanted to finally see a picture of it and was it as bad as it was supposed to have been. CRACKED ME UP! They looked alot alike! You were on an island, we were on tthe end of a peninsula. YEP, they were both "hardship" duty stations. Oh, I was ASA '61 thru '64 Sinop '63, Rothwesten '64


Last:
McBride
First:
Elbert
From:
Attu page of Aleutian Web Site
Email:
eambr@verizon.net
WebsiteURL:
None
Remote User:
Date:
16 Sep 2002
Time:
19:36

Comments

Good web site. Wasn't on Shemya, but could see it on a clear day from Attu where I was in '44 & 45' in FAW 4 Headquarters Squadron. Enjoyed the comments of the other guys.


Last:
Hall
First:
Mark
From:
Clovis, CA
Email:
hallmaja@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Sep 2002
Time:
21:16

Comments

I worked for Bendix Field engineering Corp. from 1988 to 1989 at Shemya. It was a year I will never forget.


Last:
LEE
First:
ERIC
From:
PANAMA CITY,FLORIDA
Email:
EWLEE@MAIL.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Sep 2002
Time:
01:45

Comments

I SURVIVED THE ROCK 1991-1992, THAT WAS THE BEST TOUR IN THE AIR FORCE. I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET THE BEST OF THE BEST ON THE ROCK : SCOTTIE, COOKIE, TONY, KJ, TYRONE, POPS, CRAZY MARK, JOE, TINY, CPT. WHITE, THE OVER HANGERS, JERRY. THERE WERE SO MANY MORE, LIKE I SAID THE BEST OF THE BEST. PEACE !


Last:
Myers
First:
Ken
From:
Moreno Valley Ca
Email:
kmyersii@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
28 Sep 2002
Time:
22:43

Comments

Great site....I was there from Oct 87- Oct 88 in the Base Comm Center. Looking back, it wasn't so bad...LOL....I remember Blue Foxes, Shemya Ravens, Phase 3 winds, Fog Monster, etc. I also worked part time at the Club as a waiter. For fun I ran 5 miles a day, 4-5 days a week...650 miles in a year and didn't even get off the Island. I am looking for a friend that was there at the same time named Robyn(Bob) Myers. Haven't heard from him in years. Take care and would like to hear from any one from the same time frame. Ken


Last:
Sykes
First:
Connie
From:
Florida
Email:
rmorey1@cfl.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
www.belfireboutiquegifts.com
Remote User:
Date:
30 Sep 2002
Time:
23:05

Comments

I served at the rock from 79-80 as a plumber and a good partier!! Good memories!! Feel free to drop me a line.


Last:
Tifft
First:
Chuck
From:
Surfed in
Email:
chucktifft@sbcglobal.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Oct 2002
Time:
14:16

Last:
Williams
First:
Greg (KILLER)
From:
Barnesville, Georgia
Email:
gandjwilliams@accessunited.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
03 Oct 2002
Time:
21:46

Comments

This is a great tool to find guys that you've lost touch with. I'm looking for SSgt Steve Ray who I roomed with in 85-86 in the 5073rd ABS. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Last:
Drain
First:
Richard
From:
Springfield OH
Email:
redsher@main-net.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
04 Oct 2002
Time:
16:07

Last:
Cordle
First:
Darrell(LUMPY)
From:
Trion, Georgia
Email:
flashandgino@alltel.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Oct 2002
Time:
18:46

Comments

Was at Shemya from March93-94. Worked with Soupy, Bakke, Mike, Matt aka pumkin head Ogle,and many more. I can say this much about that wasted year. I worked hard and played hard with the best that the human race has to offer. God bless each and everyone of you and to the people that came before us. If anyone remembers the 673rd CES metal or carpenter shop drop me a line.


Last:
Stephens
First:
Marshall
From:
Mia Fla
Email:
ridgesteve@aol.co,
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Oct 2002
Time:
19:06

Comments

Served from Jan 53 to Jan 54/ Was S/Sgt in radio Operations.Would like to hear from anyone who was ther at that time.


Last:
Harnish
First:
Jim
From:
Florida
Email:
jimsway@cfl.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 Oct 2002
Time:
16:46

Comments

Read an archive message from Charles E. Sims in which he apparently worked with me in the 1958 time frame on Shemya. I would enjoy talking with him. I would like to get listed in the archive book if possible. Is there someone who might remember Billy Rice, a guitar player and country music singer, also there in 1958.


Last:
Smith
First:
Mark
From:
Daytona Area
Email:
micro@n-jcenter.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 Oct 2002
Time:
11:27

Comments

I was on "The Rock" from Jan 78 -Jan 79. I worked in the Blue Fox Inn as a cook serving up meals to approx. 1500 people a day at that time. We were awarded the "Caldecott" trophy that year for excellence in food prep and presentation for the entire Alaskian Air Command. Spent many hours with a 35mm camera wandering the Island, have many pictures on slides. I also spent many hours in the bowling alley and gym. At the time, I thought there couldn't be a worse place on the earth, but now that I have been kicked around in life, realize how great life on the rock really was. I think about it often, and wish for that simple life again....would like to hear from anyone who was there during that time.


Last:
Chen
First:
Cary
From:
Los Angeles
Email:
cmscompany@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
14 Oct 2002
Time:
15:19

Comments

Thank you, Shemya Island, you saved my life. On April 6th, 1993, I was on board of China Eastern MU583 enroute to Los Angeles from Shanghai, China. The MD-11 aircraft experienced mechanical malfunction and dived 7,000 feet in a few seconds. One passanger lost his life and hunderds suffered different degrees of injury. The co-pilot managed to landed the aircraft on snowing Shemya in dark after one and half hours flight. The injured and non injured passangers received effient and well organized care from military personnel on the island. We were transported to the hospitals in Anchorage by U.S. Air Force C141's and C130's next morning. Except the unfortune one on board, we were all reborn on the island. Thousand thanks to Commander Pete Lambert and his top class personnel. Thanks to Shemya Island Emergency team and flight crews on all C-141's and C130's transports from Washington. Thanks to all hospital personnel in Anchorage. Thank you Shemya Island. Cary Chen


Last:
Osterberg
First:
Dave
From:
Belmont, MA
Email:
sparky24@erols.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
15 Oct 2002
Time:
15:10

Comments

On the Rock Apr 80 Apr 81 in the Fire Dept. Remember many great times and some bad (The Ball's crash). Some great people. Sorry to hear about "Pops". Anyone that was there at that time get in touch.


Last:
Beck
First:
Joel
From:
Surfed in
Email:
cajbeck@prodigy.net
WebsiteURL:
none
Remote User:
Date:
19 Oct 2002
Time:
20:34

Comments

Spent a year from 1952 to 53 AACS Squadron. Don't remember months. Hey that was 50 years ago! Just stumbled across this site. I never thought I would see a site about Shemya. I have lots of memories about Shemya AFB. This is a great site. Have a few pictures somewhere. I'll look for them. Open for any contact about experiences.


Last:
Powell
First:
Ambrose
From:
Asheville, NC
Email:
Dorland.Winkler@asheville.k12.nc.us
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Oct 2002
Time:
10:52

Last:
Abee
First:
Lanny
From:
San Antonio
Email:
lrabee@netzero.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Oct 2002
Time:
15:22

Comments

I was on Shemy 1960-61. I was a 207x1 A3C. Saw the completion of the Composite Building and new ops building. The big events of my tour were the crash of the Reeves Airline cargo plane, killing six crew, and the beach washup of the dead whale that stunk the place up for six months.


Last:
Dumbleton
First:
David
From:
South Africa
Email:
daved@lantic.co.za
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Oct 2002
Time:
00:03

Comments

Hi there, Am I correct that the Aleutians are part of Alaska and therefore part of the United States? In which case the Near Islands being approx 173 degrees East would make them the most easterly part of the United States. Something as a challenge for a quiz program. Your web site is very interesting and I have learnt something about an area I knew nothing of before! I look forward to your reply regards Dave Dumbleton


Last:
Ziemba
First:
Jim
From:
Oklahoma City, Ok
Email:
jziemba3@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
29 Oct 2002
Time:
16:07

Comments

Was the NCOIC of the Comm Center and eventually the DO for the 2064th Comm Sq from June of 82 to 83.


Last:
Hill
First:
Frank
From:
Cape Cod
Email:
fmhill@capcod.org
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
29 Oct 2002
Time:
20:59

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya AFB 66-67, as a SGT in the 5073rd ABS. Shemya was a blast, a very unique place. Its great to see the continued interest and histories of those who served at Shemya.


Last:
Heiert
First:
Ron
From:
Melbourne, Kentucky
Email:
rcheiert@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
www.singforliberty.org
Remote User:
Date:
30 Oct 2002
Time:
19:07

Comments

Hello Fellow "Rockers" My tour was limited from March-April in 1972 as a TDY Field Maintanance Electrician from the 6th Strat Wing at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks. Living inside the hangar and working on the "Cobra Ball" was a great experience. Would love to revisit the island and see if the WWII shell is still there on the mantel inside the living quarters. I recall each of us had the special duties before the plan taxied out of the hangar on alert. Mine were to remove the chocks from the nose gear and to replace the main electrical cable from the MP-4 into the plane within 3 seconds...or power would trip off line for the computers on board. I'll never forget those first few klaxons. Fortunately, for everyone....power was never tripped off.


Last:
Grant
First:
Hank
From:
Hickory, NC
Email:
standfast@charter.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
03 Nov 2002
Time:
11:06

Comments

I was an X1 at Shemya, Oct. '67-Oct. '68 Worked for MSgt Grady Baggett and SSgt Meadows at AAFJOG. Remember Jimmy Chambers, Ben Anderson (ASA), Ray White and Jim Ward (my room-mates). Went to Chicksands after I left Shemya and got out of the Air Force in 1971. Hated the rock while I was there, but looking back, it was a good experience and the work was interesting. Would enjoy hearing from other guys who were there during that period.


Last:
WEAK
First:
DANIEL
From:
MSN
Email:
DKDJDRC WEAK@HOTMAIL.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Nov 2002
Time:
20:24

Comments

WAS THERE FROM AUG 81 TO JULY 82, WORKED IN POL. WORST PART OF BEING THERE, HAVING TO FILL FUEL TANK FOR COBRA BALL WITH FUEL TRUCKS. NO PIPE LINE. THAT TOOK FOR EVER. FUNNIEST MOMENT, TOOK OUR 4X4 FOR JOY RIDE TO THE DUMP. GOT STUCK, HAD TO WALK BACK TO FUELS TO GET DIESEL TRUCK TO PULL TRUCK OUT.


Last:
Del Valle
First:
John
From:
Philadelphia
Email:
DOCTOR_D@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Nov 2002
Time:
15:03

Last:
TOBIAS
First:
DAVID "SPEED"
From:
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA
Email:
SPEKAT@COX.NET
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 Nov 2002
Time:
09:22

Comments

Great site! Was on the "Rock" in 61-62 as an 059. Drank a little wine at the AFRS shack with Charlie Bryant (sic). Remained a "jeep" for a long time. Thinking back, I guess I enjoyed my stay. Was in the 281st and the 79th SOU. Left the "Rock" for the "Ranch." Great people with which to be associated, but really miserable weather! Remember "Big June," glass balls, the dead whale, the waves washing against the barge, the grave site, and Agatu?


Last:
Janca
First:
John
From:
Richmond, Virginia
Email:
john_janca@ftsi.fujitsu.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
09 Nov 2002
Time:
18:13

Comments

July 1968 to July 1969 ASA, Computer Repair, Bubble, Maintenance Trick Cheif Trick 2. What a year, Lots of memories on this site.


Last:
McGunn
First:
Jason
From:
Los Angeles
Email:
rentflow@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
http://rentflow.com/rm.html
Remote User:
Date:
11 Nov 2002
Time:
22:10

Comments

New information for me, but sounds interesting. Surfed in and appreciate your site. You and your visitors are invited to visit mine! I appreciate your feedback too. Thanks.


Last:
SMITH
First:
J. R.
From:
FREEPORT, FLORIDA
Email:
jesmith39@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 Nov 2002
Time:
22:14

Comments

Worked at the Dane Jan 88 till Jan 92. I'm the old man that made the Rocking Chairs. Would like to hear from anyone. Great Web site. Thanks


Last:
Earl J.
First:
Mahoney
From:
Halifax, MA.
Email:
ejmahoney@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 Nov 2002
Time:
22:29

Comments

I was on Shemya in 1960-1961. I was a contract technician with General Electric and we ran the FPS-17 radar. When I first arrived there, we lived in the hangar, across from the terminal building. Later, the new quarters were completed, and we moved nto the "luxury" accomodations. I do have some good memories of the place but,as they say, "A nice place to visit but you souldn't want to live there!"


Last:
Fred
First:
Anderson
From:
Satellite Beach Fla
Email:
KB4DMQ@cfl.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
14 Nov 2002
Time:
20:52

Comments

I was station at Shemya from Dec 78 to Dec 79. It was a turning point in my life. would Like to here from anyone how was there when I was. Fred Anderson


Last:
TIMMONS
First:
DON
From:
HERMISTON, OREGON
Email:
DONWTIMMONS@YAHOO.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
17 Nov 2002
Time:
15:48

Comments

THERE IS A LT. ARNOLD ANDERSON WHO HAS A WONDERFUL SHEMYA TAPE CIRCA 1989. HE HAS HIS E MAIN ADDRESS ON ONE OF THESE SHEMYA WEB PAGES. HE SENT ME ONE FOR 10 DOLLARS. IT IS NOT THE SURF SHEMYA TAPE. HIS IS QUITE GOOD IN QUALITY. I WONDER IF THE "BIG ARN" SPRAY PAINTED ON THE "WHY" BARGE WASHED UP ON ALCAN BAY IS ACTUALLY HIS HANDYWORK. THERE SEENS TO BE A LOT OF FOOTAGE OF THIS EXROCKIAN PETROGLYPH. I GUESS, MANY YEARS FROM NOW, ARCHEOLOGISTS FROM SOME OTHER GALAXY WILL WONDER WHAT MAGIC IT PORTRAYS. I WAS ON SHEMYA AS A MEDIC IN 1963, AND HAD A 2 DAY VISIT IN 1998 TO SHEMYA COURTESY OF THE LATE GENERAL MC CLOUD, COMMANDER OF THE ALASKAN AIR COMMAND. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.


Last:
Vikla
First:
Marv
From:
Maple Grove, MN
Email:
marvvikla@attbi.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
18 Nov 2002
Time:
00:11

Comments

I was one of the fortunate ones - I was a copilot on a C-130 delivering supplies and mail to remote Alaskan outposts for a few weeks in June 1976. We were TDY out of Little Rock AFB. We had made several trips to Shemya in the prior days. The trip was so long that we needed two crews who flew on alternate days. Otherwise you would not be able to land during daylight and return in time to make the flight the next day. We landed with high winds and what appeared to be 3 or 4 layers of clouds all going in different directions, with a little rain. The sun was almost peaking through. I was told it was the best day anyone could remember. The day before there had been some earthquakes and several holes had formed to the left and right of the runway. It made you wonder about possible holes in the runway as you touched down. We were asked to help stage a fire drill for the fire department but it was ultimately cancelled due to a lack of personnel. Shortly after takeoff the Loadmaster told us we had an extra passenger - a stow away. The young airman couldn't stand the rock any longer and he was determined to leave. Turns out he was with the fire department as well as a couple others on the flight. No wonder the drill was cancelled. This was my first trip out of the CONUS and I thought my career was over. I'll never forget the rock and how glad I was to not be stationed there. Even Cape Lisburne and Tatalina looked like heaven in comparison.


Last:
Gibbs
First:
Gregory
From:
Va
Email:
paconacho1@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 Nov 2002
Time:
05:50

Comments

i was in SAC cobra ball 77-80 thanks for your work on this site .:>)


Last:
(Reynolds) Taylor
First:
Billie Sue
From:
Oklahoma
Email:
jimsue95@provalue.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Nov 2002
Time:
02:24

Comments

I am USAF Ret TSgt. I was stationed on Shemya Dec 1977-Aug 1978. I was the dental tech (Sgt) in the medical station. I was the 18th of the first 50 GI females to come to Shemya.They deleted the Dentist & my job slot so my tour was cut short. I met the love of my life (James "Jim" H. Taylor) on the rock. His year tour was up in Mar 78. Uncle Sam sent us in different directions when our tours were up. I retired in 91 and Jim retired in 92 as a MSgt. He served in Saudi in 91-92. We got reunited in May 1995 and married in Aug 95. I lost my beloved Jim, he passed away in Dec 2001. Thanks to this site I got to see pictures that take me back to when I met the love of my life. I would have liked my tour there even if I hadn't fallen in love. Shemya was great.


Last:
Johnston
First:
Gloria
From:
Bedford Virginia
Email:
bglizard20@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Nov 2002
Time:
20:40

Comments

Hi we found you thru our brother's email He is in Shemya on a job


Last:
JOHNSTON
First:
JERRY
From:
Tulsa, OK
Email:
rubatan@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Nov 2002
Time:
01:55

Comments

Was on Shemya Oct. 1968 to Oct. 1969. I was a US AirForce Lieutenant with the 16th Surveillance Squadron (Space Object Identification Analyst) and have clear memories of our famous dog Boozer, sleeping in front of the chow hall door. He slept where he pleased, having seniority and everyones genuine respect. Everyone seemed to be sort-of in awe of him; he was "king" of the island. We chipped in the dollars for his memorial plaque. A couple of guys from my unit achieved the distinction of being "movie ace", having seen every movie shown at the theater for a year. Looking back, it would have been a much more endurable year if our military women could have served there too! The Russian flyover of the island was pretty exciting wasnt it. Greetings to all my old friends and all you good souls who lived at Shemya: HELLO Jim Schmidt M.D., Houston Tx.; Jack Wells, Coco Beach Fl.; Rich Merrit, St. Louis Mo.; Curt Cochran, Bethana Ky.; Bernard Roskoski, Scranton Pa.; Joe Berry, Chicago; Charlie Riggie ,Princeton N.J. I would like to visit Shemya with my teenagers (son Stephen and daughter Susan) someday.


Last:
Poulin
First:
Bill
From:
Winchendon, MA
Email:
bill0823@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Nov 2002
Time:
08:52

Comments

TDY to the rock June 78 - July 79 through CES/OBF out of Elmendorf. Put the safety climbs on the antenna field and remodeled the "Blue Fox Inn" aerospace dinning facilty. Built the glass enclosure for Freddie the Fox at the entrance-way. Any OBFers out there?


Last:
Jones
First:
Robert
From:
Fort Scott, Kansas
Email:
bjones@cpol.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Nov 2002
Time:
14:19

Comments

Looking for old buddies who served with the 1584th Engineers Service Co. in '46. I was in the Sargent Majors position at Headquareters making out the payroll and a thousand other things, A fellow by the name of John Kilroy took my place when I left. Anyone left please contact me. Robert Jones


Last:
Washburn
First:
Mark E
From:
Levittown NY
Email:
IMIEIW@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Dec 2002
Time:
13:35

Comments

Just on a whim I entered Shemya on my browser. Well here I am. USAFSS DODAF 1972/3 R20550C Anybody out there from ASA or SS during that time frame? Would love to hear from you.


Last:
VanDyke
First:
Gary
From:
Just Surfed on
Email:
vandyke@vandykeinc.com
WebsiteURL:
www.vandykeinc.com
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Date:
01 Dec 2002
Time:
18:48

Comments

Served on the "Rock" during 69 - 70 in 2064 Comm Squadron. I was responsible for the telephone inside plant equipment and cable splicer. Great Job! especially when everyone found out I had direct access to the US through Wright Patterson for those phone calls to the girl friends & family. The phone calls made the 12 months on Shemya a lot shorter for a lot of guys. Made a lot of friends, whom I've lost contact with, but I'll never forget the 24 hour shifts or "Acey Duecy" & blackjack all night, and especially the "SOS" at midnight chow. It was a long year, but the character and skills I learn early in my life on the "Rock" have helped me become what I am today. "No Regrets about the "Rock". I have plenty of photos should anyone like to revisit 1969 & 70 on Shemya. Like to get info on my roommates Roop & Lankford. Great site, thanks for the memories.


Last:
McGarry
First:
Bill
From:
Pembroke MA
Email:
bgmac@xensei.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
02 Dec 2002
Time:
16:06

Comments

What a Rush to find this site !!! On Shemya (the Rock) from 1960-1961...left our palatial wooden barracks buried half in the ground for the concrete monster just before rotating back home. With AF6981RGM det 3 later 6984 RSM...certainly do remember Boozer (II) Have many pictures and will try to rummage through and get on the site...seems as though you later visitors to the island had it pretty good !!!


Last:
Kananen
First:
Bill
From:
Rochester, NY
Email:
bill_kananen@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Dec 2002
Time:
13:50

Comments

USASAFS Shemya, 1969. No one outside a select few in the intelligence community knows how may ICBMs were launched during the Cold War. The Soviet Union launched ICBMs almost on a daily basis. Most people were not aware of this. During the Cold War Shemya was the home of a top-secret installation referred to as "The Bubble." The mission was monitoring Soviet missile activity. The installation has been deactivated and my obligation under the National Secrets Act has long since expired so this is my recollection of a typical day on "The Rock." Our aircraft detected increased communications activity at a Soviet launch site. A missile launch is imminent. Radar and electronic tracking stations are placed on alert. The horn sounds. You know the drill. The mission is to direct the antenna to the anticipated trajectory of a warhead traveling to a test range in the Pacific. You know the sequence of events. The missile rises out of the atmosphere. The warhead separates into multiple reentry vehicles each capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. You hear and feel the antenna swing into position and begin following the anticipated track. You sit at your station headphones pressed to your ears, starring intently at the receiver, waiting for the telemetry that identifies a test warhead. Then you hear "Sig up" indicating the warhead is transmitting telemetry and following the trajectory to the test range. A collective sigh of relief is heard as people go about their business. That is a good day. A bad day is when the warhead doesn't transmit telemetry. You don't know it's a test until you get the order to stand down.


Last:
Green
First:
Franklin
From:
California
Email:
gfrandor@aol.com
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Date:
03 Dec 2002
Time:
17:14

Comments

Shemya Island: my "home away from home" from January 1967 to December 1967. Memories: Boozer sleeping in front of the chow hall door, the bathtub plug and anchor chain in front of the composite building and a lot of great guys that were there at the time. I'm the guy that fixed the jukebox for the club after it had been dropped off the plane while being offloaded. I also connected a Roberts 770X reel to reel tape recorder to be used as a PA system in the clubs class six enclosure and cashier's cage. I worked in cryogenics at the liquid oxygen plant as a plant operator and maintenance man. We produced aviators breathing oxygen. My afsc was 55470 and a secondary 54570. We moved our mobile oxygen/nitrogen plant from a site near the SAC hangar to an old heavy equipment maintenance building while I was there. I tried to keep busy there stringing phone wires to "smoke houses", working at the oxygen plant, working at the club and dubbing tapes with reel to reel tape recorders. Always something to do to pass a year. Also still have two fishing net float balls found on the beach. I also remember two Russian graves on the island. Most memorable was the "Super Connie" that Reeve's Aleutian Airways flew us to the island. That bird was covered with oil from nose to tail over most of it's length when I saw it in daylight. Yeah, I have memories of Shemya. May God Bless and keep us all.


Last:
Carl
First:
Jim
From:
Iron Mountain MI
Email:
jim.carl@cciinc.us
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
04 Dec 2002
Time:
14:45

Comments

Stationed at Sheyma from Oct 1986 - Jul 1987 - 5073 ABG -- Chief Social Actions -- My dad also spent time on Sheyma during the Korean War. Along time ago --still have my jacket - and arial picture that hangs in my office.


Last:
Sipes
First:
George
From:
Baltimore,Maryland
Email:
Vetdad952@aol.com
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Date:
05 Dec 2002
Time:
22:04

Comments

Stationed at Sheyma as a firefighter from Dec 1987 till Dec 1988


Last:
Paquette
First:
Duane
From:
Little Rock
Email:
duane.paquette@littlerock.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
10 Dec 2002
Time:
16:43

Comments

I was Pick Up & Delievery in Supply from Mar 91-92. It was without a doubt the longest year of my life but also the best tour I have ever had. Glad to find out I'm not the only one that remembers the good times and friendship. The thing I loved to do most was fish for the flounder and Japanese Perch. Used chicken for bait. My most memorable experiance was watching a killer whale chasing the seals while I was fishing from the dock. Most memorable events that happened in my time there was probably when we couldn't get resupplied and lived off of MREs and Diet 7 Up for a couple of weeks, the new Gym was built, the power plant blew some major part and we had no heat or electricity and Supply moved to I believe Hanger #3. Also want to say a special thank you to the Coasties. They would land when no one else would.


Last:
Lester
First:
Chris
From:
CNY
Email:
lesterjets@yahoo.com
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Date:
10 Dec 2002
Time:
22:23

Comments

"Visited" Shemya as a Weather Maint. tech from Dec '90-91.


Last:
Niederecker
First:
Kevin
From:
St. Louis, Mo
Email:
niederecker@yahoo.com
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Date:
11 Dec 2002
Time:
10:09

Last:
Niederecker
First:
Kevin
From:
St. Louis, MO
Email:
niederecker@yahoo.com
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Date:
11 Dec 2002
Time:
10:40

Comments

I was on "The Rock" July 78 to July 79 in the 2064th CS. Worked at SATCOM (TSC-54) and volunteered at the AFRTS TV station. Kept the TV station up running programs midnight to 0400 to 0500 every other night. Remember the UFO sighting and the Whale that washed up on the south beach.


Last:
STANTON
First:
JOHN
From:
PITTSBURGH, PA
Email:
JCS@CBMCLAW.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
12 Dec 2002
Time:
14:26

Comments

ON THE ROCK WITH THE 6984TH SECURITY SQUADRON AS A 29251 (DITTYBOPPER). REMEMBER THE WIND, SNOW, SOLITUDE, "BOOZER", ARCTIC FOXES, 35 CENT MOVIES, PRETTY GOOD FOOD EXCEPT FOR THE POWDERED EGGS AND MILK. ALL IN ALL I THINK I HAD A PRETTY GOOD TIME BACK IN 1968 & 69. WORKED WITH JOE DEVLIN, TOM D'AURIA, TERRY WINTER, BOB SANGER AND OTHERS WHO, I'M SORRY TO SAY, I HAVE FORGOTTEN THEIR NAMES.


Last:
David
First:
Gifford
From:
Gaylord
Email:
Clubtanner@core.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Dec 2002
Time:
10:04

Comments

I'm 13 year old boy i love the P-38 my Grandpa was in the 344th and i'm looking for any one who wa sin the 344th that might know him or have met him. I was at the Reunion At Dayton Ohio with my Grandpa and no one was from the 344th so if any budy gets this note and are fromthe 344th e-mail me thanks!


Last:
DUSSAULT
First:
GEORGE
From:
MA/NY
Email:
mrjumpg@lycos.com
WebsiteURL:
none
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Date:
15 Dec 2002
Time:
17:05

Comments

Visited Shemya in 74 while stationed on ATTU USCG LORSTA, & needed emergency dental. My friend on Shemya AFB Paul Cross called the dentist and told them they should say "don't work on people with beards". I was hostile and almost shaved off a foot long beard. Almost 30 years later I'm clean shaved and Paul Cross has a full beard. Great hopitality from Shemya AF personel. Had some laughs & cold ones.


Last:
Reichman
First:
Bob (Radar)
From:
Dayton, Ohio
Email:
surreich@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
none
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Date:
16 Dec 2002
Time:
09:56

Comments

I was at Shemya from July 1978 to July 1979. I worked in the 2064th C.S. Nav Aids shop. I was lucky because our shop had access to a truck so we could maintain our various equipment sites around the island. I Also worked part time in the chow hall during mid night chow. Good memories of exploring the island, playing cards, and listening to music. I have been visiting this site for a while. I have submitted comments before but I think they have been lost, so I decided to submit again. Radar


Last:
Gamble
First:
Dave
From:
Olympia, WA
Email:
gamble8@attbi.com
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Date:
18 Dec 2002
Time:
01:34

Comments

may be going to Shemya for work in a month or two...want to know more about it.


Last:
Christopher
First:
Daniel
From:
Combine, Texas
Email:
chris.daniel@utsouthwestern.edu
WebsiteURL:
www.swmed.edu
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Date:
18 Dec 2002
Time:
14:55

Comments

Stationed Shemya 82-83, Weather Detachment


Last:
Burton Sr.
First:
James
From:
shreveport La.
Email:
tray4me@msn.com
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Date:
18 Dec 2002
Time:
23:02

Comments

high voltage electrical.1983.


Last:
Blumm
First:
Charles
From:
Santa Maria, Ca.
Email:
Bakercb@aol.com
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Date:
19 Dec 2002
Time:
18:00

Comments

Spent 17 months on Shemya and 2 weeks on Attu. Service time was Aug 45 to Dec 46. Have many fond memories but in 46 was happy to leave.


Last:
Saxon
First:
Ken
From:
Arkansas
Email:
rodcap@yournet.com
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Date:
20 Dec 2002
Time:
15:47

Comments

I was on the Rock from December 73 to December 74. I was with AFCS (comm squadron) and worked at the AAFJOG, 16th, Det 461, Control tower, and AFRTS. Anyplace that had teletype machines. Also pulled my share of NCMO duty. I still think about that place when it gets foggy and cold. Also to this day I hate powdered milk. Other than that it was an interesting year. Kirk Kuader or Dave Palava!, Sorry I never made to California guys!


Last:
BACKER
First:
BUD
From:
RICHLAND, WA
Email:
BUD.BACKER@FLUOR.COM
WebsiteURL:
WWW.FDNT.COM
Remote User:
Date:
20 Dec 2002
Time:
17:54

Comments

GREAT


Last:
Ross
First:
Aaron (Sparky)
From:
MD
Email:
ayejays@yahoo.com
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Date:
21 Dec 2002
Time:
10:34

Comments

1983 - 1984: My wife and I were talking about "The Rock" just the other day (we met there)so I searched the web to see what I could find...lots of memories.....The Black Pearl Association (with jackets and tee-shirts); Ebony Cliff (everyone thought "POPS" owned the place) - where the brothers and sistas hung out; crashing C&W night at the club across from the barracks beegging for some R&B just for the hell of it......."The Rocker"...nuff said.......Who ever bought the teething biscuits from the BX or are they STILL stocked deep on the shelves in the grocery isle? Some of the "CREW" we remembered---Landrum; Cee Dub; Bee Lee (Brownlee--I remember meeting his father in Vegas and he wanted to know why we didn't call him Brown L); FatherJohn, who's day job was Mass, confessions, etc., when I first met him he had a deck of cards in one hand and a bottle of Wild Turkey in the other looking for the card game; Big Ed from the "Lower Compound"; Bennett--the chow hall whip cracker; Woods; Bae Bae (got that name 'cause he couldn't hold his drinks...first night on the Rock...in the Rocker...nuf said; Taylor (CE) had his own CE truck and played TAXI a many a cold windy nights who also coined my favorite saying, "My daddy told me there are only 2 types of beer in the world--COLD AND PAID FOR".....speaking of beer, during the bowling tournaments (at the 4), they tried to sell some crap of a beer for 5 cents a can....then at a bar-b-que they couldn't give it away and lastly it ended up at the docks under water with the new fire truck...the movie theater where you couldn't hear what was going on in the movie for all the empty bottles rolling down the isles....flying gulls from the second floor day room......roller skating in the COLD gym.....and many, many more


Last:
schulze
First:
norman (dutch)
From:
floral city, florida
Email:
nschulze@tampabay.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 Dec 2002
Time:
13:26

Comments

I to was a "guest" on the rock from January 1972 to February 1973. My impressions of the island? My thoughts now are that it wasn't as bad then as I thought. Made a lot of friends and am still in touch with some of them. Thanks for the page. Brings back memories.


Last:
sidorski
First:
edward
From:
jackson pa
Email:
sidorski@nep.net
WebsiteURL:
nep.net
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Date:
21 Dec 2002
Time:
17:44

Comments

I checked Shemya page because I know several me of our Aleutian Island Signal Corp reunions and I was glad I did as the Boozer story will be of interest to my stepdaughter Sue as she is a dog person. I sure am glad that HENRYETHOMAS sent me this site.


Last:
Greene
First:
Jack
From:
Delaware
Email:
bisonservices@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
22 Dec 2002
Time:
14:22

Comments

I served on Shemya, 166 APS, USAF from Jan 10th 1984 to Jan 3rd 1985. Worked with Msgt Don Grant- best NCO a Senior Airman could ever work for. Played hoops and eventual drank a couple cold ones with SGT Kevin Kennedy, a fellow Jersey boy. Worked-out with Rob Greenwood of Spokan, Wa and play lots of Trival Pursuit with lots of great officers, NCO's, Priests, and civilians. Took courses with Col. Walton, attended Mass every day with Father Ralph Tucci & Father Joe Walroth. I sat in my K-loader at the end of the runway waiting for aircraft to break through the clouds and deliver supplies. Worked part-time for Reeve- got to see if any of the newbies were female as they got off the plane. If they were female, they were good looking. I will never forget the year. My best memory was New Year's Eve 1984, we toasted the New Year for five time zones starting with the eastern USA at 6pm local and moved west. By the time we got to our own "Happy New Year" there was not many of us still standing, but we all sang "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder led by the MSGT that ran the mess. What a great year. I could write-on for ever. I have never been able to eat snow crab legs again.


Last:
Pelt
First:
Jerry
From:
Dardanelle, Ar
Email:
jpelt@cswnet.com
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Date:
22 Dec 2002
Time:
21:38

Comments

I was stationed there from June 69 to June 70. I was a electrician with CE. Good people bad place


Last:
Yeast
First:
Fred
From:
Frankfort, KY
Email:
40601
WebsiteURL:
http://www.danyeast.com
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Date:
23 Dec 2002
Time:
12:40

Comments

I was not stationed on Shemya, but was TDY there a lot from November 1971 through November 1973. I was a back ender on the Cobra Ball during this time period. I was stationed at Eilson and served in the 6985th. I sure would like to hear from some of my old "tsvaritchy".


Last:
Buettner
First:
Charles
From:
Springfield, VA
Email:
cbuettner@wmata.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Dec 2002
Time:
08:48

Comments

As a hydraulic mechanic, rode Cobra Ball from Offutt (55th SRW) to Shemya for a 90 day TDY in August 1971. Lived in the hanger with the bird and never got used to the klaxon sounding in the middle of a deep sleep. Remember laying in the bunk and watching the model planes, that were suspended from the ceiling with thread, moving around. I thought I was imaging things and later found out there was a large undersea quake that caused the "rock" to move. Remember eating only midnight chow and when a visiting general flew out to the rock, we had surf and turf. Hours of bordeom between refueling and washing the plane and vehicles. How about listening to Airman Howell Gatchell on AFRTS update us on the news? Got back from Shemya only to get a PCS to Guam (43rd FMS). What an experience...and the constant fog/rain.


Last:
Greever
First:
Charles
From:
Chillicothe, MO
Email:
cgreever@greenhills.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Dec 2002
Time:
20:20

Comments

The pictures sure brought back some memories! Thanks! I was on the Rock from Sept. 69 to Sept. 70 with the 6984th.


Last:
Kappiris
First:
Stan
From:
SoFla
Email:
skappiris@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 Dec 2002
Time:
17:24

Comments

I hit the ROCK in 1968-69. Did the year. Froze my *** like everyone else. Worked as base photog and ran photo shop. Worked in service club, too. I remember George Latva the gym mgr. Midnight flick with grilled tuna sandwiches! Late night b'ball at the gym. The cooks would shoot hoops after baking all those pies and breads! Spent New Years 69-70 taping AFRTS TOP-100 countdowns all night...very depressing at the time.Fond memories now...go figure! I still have the tapes, too. I recall the barge, the graves, the old skeleton of a theatre on the beach. Man, what a year. Great web site. Best wishes to all you former Rock-ers!


Last:
Dall
First:
Henry
From:
Utah
Email:
dallh@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
30 Dec 2002
Time:
10:29

Comments

Spent my year there from March 72 to March 73.


Last:
Schunk
First:
Robert
From:
Westhampton Beach, NY
Email:
bobsbrush@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
31 Dec 2002
Time:
10:55

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from April 1963 to aprol 1964 I was in the Army ASA as an 0-58 I was on there when Kennday was killed, and at Ft Rich. when the earth quake came. The Island had to be one of the greatest junk yards ever. We all lived in the compoxsit building. I can remember the wind being so strong 140 kts. it blew the buss we were riding in off the road.


Last:
Schunk
First:
Robert
From:
Westhampton Beach, NY
Email:
bobsbrush@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
31 Dec 2002
Time:
10:57

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from April 1963 to aprol 1964 I was in the Army ASA as an 0-58 I was on there when Kennday was killed, and at Ft Rich. when the earth quake came. The Island had to be one of the greatest junk yards ever. We all lived in the composit building. I can remember the wind being so strong 140 kts. it blew the buss we were riding in off the road.


Last:
Schwanitz
First:
Neil
From:
Detroit
Email:
wd8crt@arrl.net
WebsiteURL:
www.useca.net
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Date:
31 Dec 2002
Time:
18:52

Comments

Checking Shemya out... you never know!


Last:
Dandona
First:
Joseph
From:
Santa Barbara California
Email:
joe.dandona@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Jan 2003
Time:
16:10

Comments

I worked on the "Rock" during the early 70's as a civilian power plant operator. Still remember the constant wind and the treeless look of the island. It was quite an experience. In many ways this island was more remote than areas of the North Slope where I worked in 1662-1964. Thanks for a great website. JD


Last:
Brown
First:
Gurney
From:
Greensboro, NC
Email:
gurnkath@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Jan 2003
Time:
22:28

Comments

I have scanned your site with great interest. My brother Steve Brown was stationed on Shemya 1968-1969 with the ASA. He gave me a set of the Boozer funeral pictures many years ago and I have shared them with a great many people who could not quite believe what they were seeing. Steve has never forgotten his experiences there and we always seem to talk about Shemya whever we get together. On this New Years Day I would like to help commemorate Boozer and all that he meant to so many soldiers and airmen who were stationed on that distant piece af American soil. My glass is raised in his honor.


Last:
Kelley
First:
Don
From:
Connellsville, PA
Email:
dkelley@cvzoom.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
02 Jan 2003
Time:
15:18

Comments

Noticed a message from Ed Grosvenor - was there at the same time as he. I remember Yingling, Danner, Webb and others - Lou Burhans, Ed Weimer, Solomon Johnson, Bob McConnell, Rex Huston, SSGT Davidson and others. I was a 292X1 (ditty bopper to the uninformed). My sentence on the rock was from February 1966-February 1967. Boozer was there and in his prime. Would like to hear from some of the other guys if they happen to check into the site.


Last:
TIMMONS
First:
DONALD
From:
OREGON
Email:
DONWTIMMONS@YAHOO.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Jan 2003
Time:
08:04

Comments

THIS WEB SITE HAS NOT FUNCTIONED FIR ENTRYS INTO THE CURRENT GUESTBOOK. I'LL SE IF THIS TAKES.


Last:
SPILLSON
First:
GEORGE
From:
MONROE,MI.
Email:
gspillson@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
03 Jan 2003
Time:
17:09

Last:
Kappiris
First:
Stan
From:
FLA
Email:
skappiris@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
04 Jan 2003
Time:
22:14

Comments

I listed an incorrect date for my tour on the Rock. The correct date: Oct.'69-Oct.'70 *This is what happens to us after 12mos. on the ROCK: We lose track of time!


Last:
Rothenberger
First:
David
From:
Wichita, Ks
Email:
dmroth@sctelcom.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
08 Jan 2003
Time:
15:26

Comments

Appreciate your web site. I served in the Air Force (voice intersept) on Semya in 1961


Last:
GODFREY
First:
JOHN
From:
ALABAMA
Email:
gammy@acs-isp.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
10 Jan 2003
Time:
16:03

Comments

I WAS STATIONED ON SHEMYA NOV.61-OCT.62. I COACHED THE DAYKNIGHTS BASKETBALL TEAM WHILE THERE. WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANY OF THE GUYS THAT WERE THERE.


Last:
Knapp
First:
Clint
From:
Lake McMurray, Wa
Email:
cknapp@valleyint.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
12 Jan 2003
Time:
10:37

Comments

On the Rock 64-65 - 702 OpsAdmin - didn't like it then - don't think I would like it now. did meet a lot of great guys, just wished I would have kept in contact with some of them.


Last:
Wuner
First:
Harry
From:
yUMA aZ
Email:
wharvonw@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 Jan 2003
Time:
11:03

Comments

Several years ago , five of us were able to get togeather. We were on Shemya, 49 /1950 or so. We have lost one but still four of us/., Were in Ohio Penn, Col Az. Three years ago i took the motorhome from Az, saw #1 in Colo.One is in Ohio, One in Mass, One in penn. I wonder if there is still some 22 ammo. in the caves? In 1950 only about 1 in 3 would go off. Harry Wuner


Last:
Carroll
First:
Harvey
From:
Barre, Vermont
Email:
hcarroll35@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 Jan 2003
Time:
20:13

Comments

I was stationed on the Rock March 71 thru March 72. I worked in P.O.L., also was there durning the Amchekis Bomb test, also a Japanise fishing came in for medical assistance for a sailor with a severed arm. President Nixon met with Hirshoteau while TDY to Elmendorf AFB after getting Airman of the Month for finding contaimated fuel.


Last:
Lipson
First:
Alvin
From:
Newport News, Virginia
Email:
alvin.lipson@verizon.net
WebsiteURL:
alvin.lipson@verizon.net
Remote User:
Date:
17 Jan 2003
Time:
21:14

Comments

Was on the net once before. I keep checking for some names I might remember. I was on the Rock from 13 July 1961 to 13 July 1962. I remember the whale, Boozer II, the barge and most everything else. It's names that I have a problem with. I was Army with a MOS of 286. I repaired the radios. In the maintenance shop at AAFJOG was Tom O'Neil, John Long, Carver Smith, and Yours truely. My best to all. We certainly shared a unique experience. P.S. I was also on Antarctica.


Last:
Lewellen
First:
Lloyd (Buck)
From:
Greenfield, Iowa
Email:
contessa@iowatelecom.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
19 Jan 2003
Time:
11:32

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya in 1961 with the Air Police squadron. I also remember Boozer and Neal. It was rumored that Boozer enjoyed his suds, but I was never a witness to one of his drinking bouts. I don't think I'll ever forget the relentless wind, the blinding snow, and the disturbing earth tremors on the rock.


Last:
Harold
First:
John
From:
Las Vegas, NV
Email:
jharold@wizard.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
19 Jan 2003
Time:
23:56

Comments

Spent my year in "hell", from Dec 79 - Dec 80, with the 16th SURS and the Cobra Dane. Loved the job, but I did not want to go to a beach and see the ocean for at least 2 years after I returned to the lower 48. It was truly an experience I would not trade. If you remember me, drop me a line.


Last:
Huggins
First:
Raymond
From:
Williamsport PA
Email:
huggins@brodart.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
20 Jan 2003
Time:
12:32

Comments

I served on Shemya from Jun 58 thru Jun 59. I have some pictures of Boozer taken during that time period I was a dittybop with the 6981st rgm. Would like to here from anyone station during that period.


Last:
Allison
First:
Joseph
From:
Greensboro North Carolina
Email:
joe_allison12@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 Jan 2003
Time:
17:37

Comments

I was stationed on the Rock, from 1982 to 1983..I was the Operating location Chief, for the Air Terminal..I had a great bunch of guys working with me...meet some nice people...I remember Father John, I lost a little in poker to him...Thanks so much for the site...Joe Allison,MSgt Retired.


Last:
White
First:
Darius
From:
Austin ,TX
Email:
darius.white@silabs.con
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Jan 2003
Time:
12:07

Comments

Was stationed on the rock from Jun 85 - Jun 86. Worked in the 2069 Comm Sq (Cobra Dane). Knew alot of great people there (still dream about it!!!). Sorry to hear that POPS passed away (great guy).


Last:
Zodnik
First:
Richard
From:
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Email:
richz@apinc.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
24 Jan 2003
Time:
16:05

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya 2/63 to 2/64 assigned the the Air Force. It would be great to hear from any one who was there at the same time.


Last:
Miale
First:
Dick
From:
Chesapeake, VA
Email:
dmiale@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Jan 2003
Time:
22:24

Comments

Boy, does this site bring back memories of life on the Black Pearl during the early 60s as a ditty bopper. Remember those old quonset huts that were used for parties?


Last:
Aguilar
First:
Gerald
From:
Tyndall AFB,FL (Deployed)
Email:
jerryag@iland.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
29 Jan 2003
Time:
03:38

Comments

Hi, My tour was 1986-87; I was with the comm sq, worked in the basement of bldg 600. While at the rock we had a contest for a t-shirt design, the logo was I think something like "Hell does freeze over on the rock" Has anyone ever mentioned that fact to you! and is the G-Spot inn still going on?


Last:
Rochelle
First:
Rich
From:
Hilton Head SC
Email:
richcr@islc.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
31 Jan 2003
Time:
19:17

Comments

1964-65 698th Scty Sq: NCOIC RT Uni' 79th ASA counterpart was SFC Norton Beecroft or Beechcroft from FT Devens area. Most certainly remember the big quake. But all in all remember it as a very busy time when we all really looked forward to a smoker in one of the many WWII Bunkers.


Last:
Monteith
First:
William
From:
Greenland
Email:
monteithw@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Feb 2003
Time:
19:27

Comments

Served Jul 69 to Jul 70 and again Apr 77 to Apr 78. Served in the 16th Surveillance Squadron both times but in the phased array Cobra Dane radar the second time.


Last:
Griffith
First:
William H Chaplain,Maj,
From:
Richmond, Va
Email:
rjgwhg@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Feb 2003
Time:
20:02

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya for one year, 1971 -72. I was Base Chaplain, USAF. One of my best assignments for a chance to help a lot of men who were lonely, depressed, in a very remote place. We had a very active chapel program, and a Holy Smoke House, as part of a vast complex of smokehouses. My Catholic Chaplain was Jack Kenney. I also had asignbments in Saudia Arabia, and Turkey, as well as enlisted service in Korea, and remote Japan. I was a F/Sgt at 21, and Personnel Sgt Major of 17th Bomb Wing in Korea. I had 12 years enlisted time prior to college and seminary. Retired with 27 years in 1977


Last:
McDannald
First:
Kyle
From:
Connecticut
Email:
koshkazimoi@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Feb 2003
Time:
22:47

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya from August 1992-August 1993. After that I was sent to Hickam AFB, Hawaii ... How's that for a transfer! I worked in the Security Police unit, and remember it was quite an easy job out there. I wonder if the guy Smith who runs this site is Smitty ...


Last:
Smith
First:
James
From:
McEwen,Tennessee
Email:
patriot1@mlec.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Feb 2003
Time:
23:57

Comments

I was one of the lucky winners of an all expense paid tour of Shemya. I was on the island with AFSS/AFCD in 1969-1970. At that time we had ASA and a group from the Royal Air Force with us. We had an Air Force 1st Lt. who had a drinking contest with one of the men from the Royal Air Force. We tried to explain to him that these guys drank booze for breakfast and that he probably did not have a chance. Later that night we carried the Lt. out with the help of the Englishman that he competed against. I well remember the AAFJOG, hanging on to ropes to get to the theater, and least we forget, the "metro warnings." Thanks for the site and the memories.


Last:
Gamble
First:
Dave
From:
Olympia, WA
Email:
gamble8@attbi.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Feb 2003
Time:
03:18

Comments

I expect to be arriving Shemya in April and want to know what it's all about. Doing a security job for Johnson Controls there to last about 9 months. I love your site..... and you got my immediate attention with the P-38s on the web page.....always my favorite warbird.


Last:
Wesbecher
First:
Tim
From:
Ohio
Email:
twesbecher@woh.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Feb 2003
Time:
19:08

Comments

It has been a couple years since I lasted posted on this site. I was on the "Rock" Aug. 65 to Aug 66. Was with the 5073rd ABS as an Air Policeman. I was very young at the time, but that year was a very important part of my growing up. I remember Boozer, smoke houses, NCO club, glass balls, which I still have one, earthquakes, seals on the rocks and spending many hours standing guard to the ertance near the FPS-17. Going to movies, playing basketball, having a cool one with several GE personnal, and crusing the beach road in a Air Police vehicle. I remember Aruther Godfrey landing a small Lear jet and talking to hime at the ops building. The Shemya plug outside building 600. Watching Boozer watering the station commanders vehicle every morning. But the best part was borading the Reeves plan home. Tim


Last:
Gaylo
First:
Steve
From:
New York
Email:
sagaylo@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Feb 2003
Time:
04:36

Comments

Did a couple of TDY's at Shemya in the early '60's. Flew down from 6985th on one of the earliest Photorecon 135's. First mission was in January when temps at Eielson were around 50 below. Remember how subtropical it felt to be in the Aleutians. Was quite young, so felt the Rock was a choice assignment compared to interior Alaska. Recall how dicey it was landing such a large bird on such a small strip and dealing with the horendous cross winds. Never forget first alert, when the grizzled vet Tech Sgt with me got too sick (hungover) to fly. As a comparative jeep, I felt an overwhelming sense of responsibility in being the only on-board source on what those Soviet planes were doing, but kind of smug that the front-enders were looking to a kid like me for critical info. Was nostagically stunned when back in civworld and read of the loss of the 135 in 1969. Wondered if any former comrades-in-phones had been on it.


Last:
Rosson
First:
Linda
From:
Offutt AFB
Email:
barefootzip@netscape.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
11 Feb 2003
Time:
12:00

Comments

I was never stationed there, however I have done a short tour there going TDY, 1989-1992. Can you believe that. Cobra Ball and Cobra Eye, Asst Crew Chief. Now that is a AF mission. I enjoyed watching the storms come in and the waves breaking. The wind blowing through my hair was the best. And boy that wind can blow. Like most of you wonderful memories and lasting friendships.


Last:
Coyle
First:
Tom
From:
Arvada, CO
Email:
t4lc1@attbi.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
11 Feb 2003
Time:
20:40

Comments

I was on Shemya from Feb '70 to Feb '71, in the 6984th. Quite an experience. It was fun to look at the pictures and say "I was there".


Last:
White
First:
Chuck
From:
Paragould AR
Email:
hipcac70@grnco.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Feb 2003
Time:
22:09

Comments

Served on the Rock Mar 73-Mar 74. Worked C Flight at C Ops. It was my first assignment with then ASA and one would think it would cause me to not want to stay in, but 21 years later, I retired. I remember the fog monster, the snows that came and blew away, andthe many things I learned at the arts and crafts building. I recall the small bowling alley that Rich Grayson opened for us to bowl league after shifts (and the beer that was guzzled there too). I remember my old roomy from Fargo, Brad Roervig (hope I spelled his name right) and my favorite zoomie Ski, who I also had the pleasure of serving with in Thailand. Hi to Wilson, Chidsey, Cornish (Corny), Cpt Forton, SFC Shumann (Shoo shoo as we didn't call him to his face!). Crummy movies, powdered milk and eggs, interference with your stereo from Alice and all aside, my experience with the rock was one to remember. Smokehouses Rule!!!!!!


Last:
Mock
First:
Patrick
From:
San Ramon, CA
Email:
pmock1@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Feb 2003
Time:
02:13

Comments

ASA Bubble - 10/66 to 10/67 The island with a woman behind every tree and a lot of scared looking foxes.


Last:
Hopple
First:
Earl
From:
Harvest, Alabama
Email:
earlhop@mchsi.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Feb 2003
Time:
19:30

Comments

Spent the year of 1966 on Shemya, was in the fire department. Worked part time at the K-House and spent lots of time in the NCO Club....


Last:
Beistline
First:
Steve
From:
Cheyenne, WY
Email:
beistlines@att.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
19 Feb 2003
Time:
17:14

Comments

Spent one long cold yeat there. Aug 1992 to Aug 1993. Sometimes I miss it, most of the time not! Good friends were made crashing the snow parade, hanging out at the cliff house, the cobra den, and working at the Shemy Inn.


Last:
Dore
First:
Allen
From:
Bridge City, Texas
Email:
adore@gt.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 Feb 2003
Time:
12:54

Comments

Great Website. I was a guest on Shemya with the USAFSS, (morse intercept operator), from 64-65. My first and hopefully last earthquake experience. Would like to hear from anyone there during that time period.


Last:
Gifford
First:
David
From:
Gaylord Mi
Email:
clubtanner@core.com
WebsiteURL:
NONE
Remote User:
Date:
24 Feb 2003
Time:
16:39

Comments

Hi, I'm 13 years old, And i am looking for any budy who was in the 344th. My Grandpa was in the 344th and was a macanic on the p-38 lightning, His airplane number was 691017 i think that is the right number and 307. If you knew him please e-mail me. Or if you knew the Piolit of that P-38 please e-mail me thanks!


Last:
jan
First:
bo
From:
Ger
Email:
webmaster@schanucke.de
WebsiteURL:
http://www.schanucke.de
Remote User:
Date:
25 Feb 2003
Time:
09:10

Comments

nice page


Last:
Ken
First:
Arnold
From:
Goggle
Email:
kenarnold1@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Feb 2003
Time:
11:47

Comments

Was at Shemya from Aug 67 to Aug 68. 2064 Comm Squardon, Ground Radio Maintenance. Remember being in the tower one afternoon and hearing Reeves Airlines call the tower asking for Base Ops to send someone out the the end of the runway to tow the plane in because the pilot could not see to taxi in. He had flown in under the fog bank clear the end of the runaway and stopped. i have pictures of the totom pole, the plug, and the brigde to Seattle. Bowled the best games of my life at the bowling alley until they resurfaced the lanes.


Last:
Hise
First:
Daryl
From:
Colorado Springs
Email:
bigd13@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
www.home.earthlink.net/~bigd13/Dodgers.html
Remote User:
Date:
26 Feb 2003
Time:
15:53

Comments

Was at the "Rock" April 1990 til April 1991. Was with Det 1, 6 SRW, Cobra Ball/Cobra Eye . Was the Supply boss for the Det. Also did some 1st Shirt duties. Depite it's weather and location, Shemya was one of my better assignments(beat the hell out of Fairchild as it turned out) . Coached the Base Basketball team with Mr. K (Ira Krueger). Had great times with all of the basketball team(Mac, I see your name on this forum), Budweiser Ed, Chris, Homer, Smitty, Pete, Dave, and all the rest. Now living peacefully(yah right) in Colorado, working for one of the dozens of defense contractors on a space contract and getting my degree in Information Technology.


Last:
Wellspeak
First:
David
From:
Dalton, MA. 01226
Email:
www.daveedwe@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Feb 2003
Time:
20:16

Comments

I was ststioned at Shemya from july 1964 to july 1965. I lived over in the 500 area just up from the N C O Club. I worked in the electric shop . It was a long year.


Last:
Thompson
First:
Jerry
From:
(at present) North Carolina
Email:
cwdancingdj@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 Feb 2003
Time:
02:27

Comments

very interesting to see so many people from the 1967 - 1968 year were about. Was on the Black Pearl 352 days, 6 hours, and 10 minutes...not that I was counting...but if you read this, you know what I mean. Too long, too far, too many lives destroyed by being away "on hardship tour". My ex-wife, of that year, could tell you better than me. She felt she was away (back in Texas)...and being young, we both couldn't handle Army, separation, wartime, distance, and time zones. God forgive us our weaknesses. And give us the courage to laugh at being young and naive....Has anyone seen/heard from Yates, McGehee, Thomas (from Beloit), or Uhler...67 - 68?


Last:
Taylor
First:
Richard (Rick)
From:
North Pole, Alaska
Email:
Gundogsnorth@netscape.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 Feb 2003
Time:
18:10

Comments

Hi! I served two tours of duty with the 6th Strategic Wing. I made somewhere between twelve and fifteen 30 day tddy's to "The Rock" to care for Cobra Ball I and II as their Crew Chief. I retired from the Air Force the day before KAL - 007 was shot down. Crewed the old "D" model RC's at Eielson during my initial tour. Lots of fond memories were brought back by my visit to this site. Thanks for sharing all of this with those who went there to do a man's job at the end of the world. Excellent site. Rick Taylor, MSGT USAF, Ret.


Last:
Heisey
First:
John
From:
Marion Heights, Pennsylvania
Email:
raz69@ptd.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
27 Feb 2003
Time:
18:22

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya from Dec 92 - Dec 93. I served with the 673rd Security Police Squadron.


Last:
Talbot
First:
Michael
From:
Tucson, AZ
Email:
michael.talbot@pima.edu
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Feb 2003
Time:
14:44

Comments

ASA at the AAFJOG spring 74 to spring 75.


Last:
Kenworthy
First:
Larry
From:
9/69 - 9/70 now in Phoenix
Email:
larry1a496@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
02 Mar 2003
Time:
00:03

Comments

I was on Shemya from Sept 69 thru Sept 70 and was part of the Army Security Agency. I still have dreams about the place. These pictures brought back a lot of memories. Some of the newer pictures show women. We only saw women that flew in on Reeves Airways with the mail. Anyone out there remember me?


Last:
Terrell
First:
Lee
From:
Orinda, California
Email:
leeterrell@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
02 Mar 2003
Time:
13:14

Comments

I was on Shemya on two different tours in 1959 and 60. I was there in the Navy squadron VQ-1. We actually had our plane destroyed there due to a windstorm that brought down part of the hanger on it. It was a P2V, #7 from VQ-1, deployed from Atsugi, Japan. I would love to hear from anyone who might have been there in VQ-1 deployments from 1958 through 1961, or was involved otherwise in the salvage of the plane we left behind.


Last:
BILLINGSLEY
First:
DANNY
From:
MEMPHIS TENN.
Email:
KP3J68@EMAIL.USPS.GOV
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
04 Mar 2003
Time:
08:11

Comments

I WAS TDY TO SHEMYA FROM 6TH CAMS RADIO SHOP FROM JUNE 78 THRU APR 84. I WAS ON KC-135 JUST STARTING MY TWO WEEK ROTATION AS I WATCHED THE LAST REFUEL MISSION WITH 664. WE LANDED 3 HOURS BEFORE SHE DID SO WE COULD CATCH HER WHEN SHE LANDED. UNFORTUNATELY, THE WEATHER TURNED BAD, AS IT OFTEN DID, AND SHE CRASHED. WHAT A NIGHT. I WILL NEVER FORGET STANDING OUTSIDE THE HANGER DOOR WATCHING HER HIT THE GROUND. LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES TOO. I SEE SOME OTHER COMMENTS ABOUT ALL THE POKER AND BLACK JACK GAMES. WE HAD OUR SHARE IN HANGER 2 & 3, BUT THE BEST TIMES WERE SPENT PLAYING MONOPOLY FOR REAL MONEY. NOW THAT'S A GAME. I'M NOT AT ALL SURE WHICH WAS BETTER, LANDING OR TAKING OFF. WE ALL LIVED FOR WEDNESDAY TURN AROUND DAY. GOOD TIMES.


Last:
La Marca
First:
Adrenna
From:
Surprise, Arizona
Email:
adrenna@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
04 Mar 2003
Time:
11:19

Comments

I was stationed on the "Rock" from Aug 83-84. I lived and worked in the 6 Strat Wg, Det 1 hanger. I have a lot on fond memories. We were all a family, always took care of each other. And, the PARTIES, :)!!!!!!! We in the Detachment were always the step children to the main base. We did things like pinning a centerfold from hustler magazine to the Base Commanders door. Painted pink cobra ball emblems on the underside of the transit fighter planes. Spent many hours looking in the dump for WWII artifacts. Fed many of the local blue fox residents. Always willing to wheel and deal with the Japanese fishing boats for fresh fish. What great memories and fun! Sheyma had the greatest group of people I ever meant during my 20 years in the Air Force. I'll never forget that year. I'm really glad I found this website. Anyone that has spent time at Shemya knows what a fantasy world is all about.


Last:
Bereznak
First:
Michael
From:
Georgetown, KY
Email:
bereznak@bellsouth.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Mar 2003
Time:
07:38

Comments

I was stations on Shemya AFB from Oct 69 to Oct 70 and worked at the 16th Surveillance Sq. I don't see anything about the 16th on the website! I lived in the 10-man old barracks located down towards the flight line. Does any one remember the name of that area? I remember the main building was the "Composite Building" and the party buildings were called "smoke houses".


Last:
Bergstrom
First:
Joseph
From:
Waco, Texas
Email:
mjtaberg@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
05 Mar 2003
Time:
10:17

Comments

I was a mail man from March 91 to March 92, Best assignment in the Force well second best to Clark


Last:
Vanover
First:
Jerry
From:
Sullivan, MO
Email:
jeradon@fidnet.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Mar 2003
Time:
19:33

Comments

I was at the rock off and on from 1987-1991 working with the ball and support aircraft. Anyone else from Eielson AFB out there?


Last:
Pattenn
First:
Tim
From:
May 86-MY 87
Email:
TPATTENN@AOL.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 Mar 2003
Time:
03:47

Comments

Was a Crypto tech while stationed on "The Rock", LOVED the job while there. Talk about seeing the big picture. Worked part time as one of the cooks at the club. Wouldn't give that time up for anything. Have read "the 1000 Mile War since leaving and have the utmost respect for the guys that fought the war there. Would love to hear from anyone that was there while I was...


Last:
Hadaway
First:
David
From:
Oklahoma City, OK
Email:
calvaryschurch@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 Mar 2003
Time:
11:47

Comments

I spent my year frozen up there from August 1966 to August 1967. I was a 98C2U1. I was there with "Jonsey" .


Last:
Spangler
First:
James
From:
Houston, TX
Email:
spangler@wt.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Mar 2003
Time:
17:29

Comments

I was stationed in Shemya from April 62 to April 63 with the Air Force. Your site brought back some memories including Boozer.


Last:
Gean
First:
Timothy
From:
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Email:
bluegoose@ameritech.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
09 Mar 2003
Time:
10:57

Comments

I was stationed @ Shemya from 4-90-4-91 as a SP.


Last:
Honer
First:
Tom
From:
Roanoke, VA
Email:
adtom36@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 Mar 2003
Time:
23:42

Comments

I believe we had to land at Shemya when patrolling in P2V's in 1957. Was there a commercial base there? I remember walking across the runway and seeing a bunch of seals along the shoreline.


Last:
Anderson
First:
Jack
From:
Beaverton Oregon
Email:
odog@pcez.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
14 Mar 2003
Time:
22:18

Comments

Spent my year on the "Fog Bound Island" 1962-1963, dispatched out of the grn.comm to operate the Ham Shack , station call of KL7FBI. Interesting time during the Cuban Missle crisis. Hell of a year, even brought home some green glass floats I found on my walk abouts..to many stories, but fond memories. Lots of old photos around somewhere. Ran over 1300 phone patches for the troops with the help of regulars all over the lower 48. Great to have stumbled upon this site. My thanks to those who maintain it....73,s to all...Andy...K7AIP


Last:
Cole
First:
Garold (Gary)
From:
http://www.hlswilliwaw.com/aleutian
Email:
garoldcole@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
15 Mar 2003
Time:
16:17

Comments

...spent my year there from May '85 to Apr '86...SATCOM Ranger...formed the band 'Isolation Station' where we won the talent contest there, then in Fairbanks, and lost in the finals at Minot...would love to hear from any of the band members, Chris, Rick, 'Rock', the rest of you guys, or anyone else stationed there during that time...


Last:
Davis
First:
Robert
From:
Billings, MT
Email:
garryowen1@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
17 Mar 2003
Time:
15:46

Comments

I was in the 344th Ftr Sqdn on Shemya in 1946 as an A/E mecjh on P-38's. In August that year I was part of a transition cadre sent to Eilson AFB to trade the P38's in on P-51's. Nice to have a website devoted to Shemya and those of us who served there. Thank you.


Last:
Vilt
First:
Darryl A.
From:
Waseca, Minnesota 56093-3307
Email:
dvilt@clear.lakes.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
18 Mar 2003
Time:
18:58

Comments

When we sent out to Shemya from Kenai, they told us that the island was semi-tropical. Was that a joke. Being from Minnesota I thought I knew what snow was, but Shemya showed me what snow really was all about.


Last:
Lyle
First:
Robert
From:
South Lyon, Mi
Email:
dlyle@cablespeed.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
19 Mar 2003
Time:
14:02

Comments

Hi, Great website I was at Shemya from Aug 49 thru Apr 50, thanks to the Korean war my tour was extended beyond the normal. I worked in Base Hqs which was also the orderly room as mail clerk, doing duy rosters, special orders and general typing. Sgts Kirkpatrick and Zurich were in the same office. When the Korean war started June 50 we were in the process of closing down the base. What wasn't salvageable was tossed in the Ocean. Wasn't long before the cots were being recovered to use for transients on the way to Japan/Korea, The base, which had ben a refueling stop for Northwest airline flghts to the Orient was used extensively for refueling military flight to the war zone. Was kind of a surprise to see the post Korear build up and use. Some fond memories including a visit from Bob Hope and his troupe for a sow for the 500 or so service men at this remote base.


Last:
Britton
First:
Rick
From:
San Antonio, TX
Email:
rlbritt@satx.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Mar 2003
Time:
20:32

Comments

TDY to Shemya in 1981 & 1982 from 1839 EIG, KAFB, MS. To this day, when the occasional Texas wind howls through the doors and windows, I'm reminded of the greatest experience of my career. That long, lonesome whistle from the wind taught me about indepenence in the best way. God Bless all who serve, Rick Britton MSgt, USAF (RET)


Last:
Levins
First:
Michael
From:
High Point, NC
Email:
fdlevins@ci.high-point.nc.us
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Mar 2003
Time:
08:00

Comments

I was a Fire Protection Specialist from June 1983 to June 1984. The two things I remember most about my experience was first the C-5 crash. After a couple of months they flew the "Phoenix" out of there. The second was, and even today I can hear it in my sleep, the sound of the Shemya Blue Fox. I would like to talk to anyone that was there.


Last:
tomlinson
First:
james
From:
north richland hills, tx
Email:
jamestomlinson39@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Mar 2003
Time:
18:11

Comments

I was on Shemya 1963-1964. Boozer, he kept us in contact with reality. But that was a while ago, I no longer have bad dreams about the place.


Last:
Tower
First:
Charles
From:
Connecticut
Email:
jltower@snet.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Mar 2003
Time:
20:28

Comments

Excellent Job on the site. I was stationed there in 1980 and would like to hear from others that were stationed there during the same time----am looking for an AGE mech. by the nick name of Tigger, and her boss also an AGE mech that i was stationed with at shemya and Bergstrom AFB Tx in 79. There was also a CE troop with the last name of Snow. And also anyone from the "B-Bay" crew from 1980. Hope to hear from some of you all. Chuck Tower USAF E-6 Ret.


Last:
Edwards
First:
Steve
From:
Wash DC
Email:
edwards_s@bls.gov
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 Mar 2003
Time:
12:26

Comments

USAFSS, From Amarillo in 1967 to Goodfellow (202X0), to Kelly to Shemya (1969-1970) to Taiwan to NSA, to NSA as a CIV and back to Shemya 1975. Had a fine time, shemya jade, making chess sets, the windy movie house and the wonderful instant eggs, like it so much came back with the Bendix Corp, ran the smoke house for a year between keeping radio ops awake that is. Wishing all those who shared the life of the Black Pearl of the Aleutians my very best. steve


Last:
LeRoy
First:
Harrington
From:
Chapin, SC
Email:
royha1@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
28 Mar 2003
Time:
19:29

Comments

Just spent over 2 hours browsing your WEB Page. Great!! I worked for General Electric from December, '59 to June, '61. Worked on Installation of FPS/17 and worked in the Data Room until I left. I lived in one of the old WWII barracks across from the Hangar. Have a few photo's somewhere, but would have to search for them. We worked 12 hours a day, and didn't have much slack time. I could write a book of some of the things that happened during those times, but just never seem to get the time. I'll let you know if I find those pix.


Last:
Gray
First:
Randy
From:
kentucky
Email:
not available
WebsiteURL:
just surfed in
Remote User:
Date:
31 Mar 2003
Time:
16:22

Comments

I was on the rock Nov. 76 to Nov 77. A lot of memories reawakened. I was in the fire department, seved on the first shift in the new building. Does anyone remember the fire department dog "Duke". How about Pop or Crazy Mark.


Last:
Falgout
First:
Len
From:
Baton Rouge, La.
Email:
trugemini41@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Apr 2003
Time:
15:09

Comments

Looking for Keesler buddies grad in mid Dec 1959 and sent to Rock. Jerry Wallace, Bob Riley, Walters, Scott, Wasson, Toole, and others. These guys were in a plane crash in Alaska Dec 1960 after thier one year on the Rock. Anyone remember these guys? If so, PLEASE respond.....


Last:
Watts
First:
John
From:
Fort Worth, TX
Email:
jwwatts@starband.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Apr 2003
Time:
10:35

Comments

I'm a USAF two-time loser, 1967 and 1980-81. I swore I'd never go back after the first time; I lied. First trip I worked a small power system for the 3rd Herd. Second time I was power plant superintendent. I made a lot of friends there and would love to hear from any of them. Boozer and I used to help nurse each others hangovers. I like this website. You can't talk about the Rock with anyone who wasn't there. They just don't get it. My wife understands; I met her there.


Last:
McDonell
First:
Jeffery
From:
Cortez, Colorado
Email:
1101 S Market Cortez, Colorado 81321
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Apr 2003
Time:
22:03

Comments

Shemya Air Force Base 1987--1988. Age Mechanic.


Last:
Santospago
First:
Robert
From:
Massachusetts
Email:
ErmanSnt@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
09 Apr 2003
Time:
22:01

Comments

I spent a year on the iisland back in 1972-1974. I must of walked around that island 500 times. Overall, I enjoyed my stay there. Some of the greatest sights.


Last:
Bradford
First:
Sharon
From:
Shemya Island
Email:
mklocksley@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
11 Apr 2003
Time:
09:32

Comments

I currently live on "the Rock". It has not changed much to some but alot to others. They are trying to reestablish the Fire Department out here and I was wondering if anyone has what the old Fire Patch might have looked like. We are in the process of making a new one but I thought it might be fun to see the old ones, to see what we can incorporate. Anything you can help with wopuld be great, I would like to surprise the Chief with my findings. Thanks


Last:
Smith
First:
Michael
From:
San Antonio,Tejas
Email:
mes0659@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Apr 2003
Time:
16:11

Comments

NO SLACK ON THE ROCK!!! I was rotated in out of Shemya from Eielson and did AGE repair. 1979-1980


Last:
sweeten
First:
brian
From:
hell
Email:
bdog488@cox-internet,.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Apr 2003
Time:
22:20

Comments

i was there june92-june93. the bulldog


Last:
crain
First:
chp
From:
Tama Florida
Email:
afrugger06@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 Apr 2003
Time:
05:19

Comments

Just checking in and updating e-mail.


Last:
Lafrriere
First:
Raymond
From:
Cuba, New york
Email:
frenchy_1960@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 Apr 2003
Time:
19:02

Comments

Sorry to here it closed in 1989.Was there Sept. 1986-september 1987. Saw Catherine Bach of Dukes of hazard at USO show. Was glad to leave yet enjoyed the scenery


Last:
Carniewski
First:
Randy
From:
Randolph AFB TX
Email:
rlcarniewski@dmrti.army.mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
24 Apr 2003
Time:
12:28

Comments

Was on the ROCK Jan 93-Oct93. What a long 10 Mos. That was?? Was Fire Dept at that time, unfortunatly no patches and really can't remember what the patch looked like? Sorry, But I'll take a look at my old fire dept t-shirt from there and see whats on it?


Last:
HOYT
First:
ARNIE
From:
OREGON
Email:
TROPESCAPE@AOL.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
25 Apr 2003
Time:
13:39

Comments

USAF, 1965-1968 ON SHEMYA SEP. 1965- SEP 1966 GOT A KICK OUT OF THE BOOZER PICS, I STILL HAVE SEVERAL...PROBABLY BOOZER II....ONE IN PARTICULAR IS HIM IN A SNOW BANK OUTSIDE OF THE CLUB....


Last:
mouton
First:
mark
From:
utica,michigan
Email:
moutonmark@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
05 May 2003
Time:
15:26

Comments

I visited the rock 8/80-8/81. I remember alot of snow that year. bumped into ROY -D in port austin in 1984or 5 cant remember the exact date. would love to here from anybody i was stationed with. What was it that POPS always drank.


Last:
Holton
First:
Chuck
From:
1976-1977 Sgt. USAF
Email:
keywestus@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
11 May 2003
Time:
02:31

Comments

Well I served on the 'Rock' before 'Snake Doggie' took over, they were still working the bugs out then. I remember phase 2 conditions, sea lions on the beach, 4 bangers, smoke houses, and lord knows the mail runs. Reeves got in when no one else could and wonder if some of the same Playboys are floating around as when I was there. The people were great, the food sucked and I loved the time there, wierd! Glad I found the site...


Last:
Wilkins
First:
Chris
From:
Little Rock
Email:
cwka@excite.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
12 May 2003
Time:
14:34

Comments

Was stationed on "The Rock" from Nov. 89 to Nov. 90. Was part of the 2064CS and worked in the base Comm. Center and the Cobra Dane Comm. Center. Like to hear from anyone that was out there during that time.


Last:
Light
First:
Jim
From:
Austin Texas
Email:
james@parkinglotcleaningco.com
WebsiteURL:
parkinglotcleaningco.com
Remote User:
Date:
14 May 2003
Time:
15:49

Comments

Fire Fighter 1980/1981 Hello to all my friends! we were crazy then, wern't we! Ha! where is every body at? write me! we need a get together all of us. I've looked for some of you for years Jack soletrain, Lori, Nancy, Sgt, O, Steve Paul, the list goes on. I would love to hear from you all.


Last:
Lovick
First:
Daniel
From:
Monterey, California
Email:
dlovick1@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
15 May 2003
Time:
16:31

Comments

I served on Shemya from Jan to mid-October in 1960. The words and photographs of others are treasures. I wish I could go back to visit one day. I'll try to dig out some of my old pictures in the near future and make them available to you. Many thanks


Last:
Davis
First:
E.W. "Tom"
From:
Huntington, WV
Email:
shemyarat@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 May 2003
Time:
01:03

Comments

I was there. Oct 68-Oct 69 with Glen Rowe, Dale Freese, Joe Devlin, Tom D'Auria, Mike Ryan, George the Jeep, Rich Elderidge, Pete Rawlick (Olympic weightlifter) Joe O'conner, a guy we called "Skyking" and others I will probably think of later. Bunch of us came there from Chicksands about the same time...What a year.


Last:
Brett
First:
Spann
From:
FAFB WA
Email:
retartedchicken@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
19 May 2003
Time:
17:14

Comments

I came for the giants!


Last:
Pierce
First:
Richard
From:
Oklahoma, Tinker AFB
Email:
richard.pierce@tinker.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
08:18

Comments

I am one of the comm engineers helping to bring Shemys (base now called Earackson) electronic infrastructure up to the 21 century. I was also at Shemya during the latter 1970's while engineering the comm radios. Boomer Sooner


Last:
Ogden
First:
Ben
From:
Bradenton,FL
Email:
benogden@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
16:17

Comments

Served as CO of the SAC Recce outfit in mid 60s. I enjoyed the challenge!!! Any Det I troops still around from then? Good Site!


Last:
Tripp
First:
Rick
From:
Oklahoma
Email:
Rickt48nok@excite.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
07:45

Comments

I was on the rock from1973-1974. Baker flight 05K. I remeamer te blue foxes and looking for glass balls and even found a couple. I worked part time in the NCO club getting guys drunk as hell, hwen I wasn't on trick. Snoopy and the Red Baron. Dutch, Buzz, Harlod Wise, The monster and afarts radio, and the wind and cold. would love to hear from any of my old friends. (405)834-2737.


Last:
Simundich
First:
Thomas
From:
San Pedro, Ca
Email:
catherinesimund@webtv.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 May 2003
Time:
17:21
Comments:
 
URL I flew into Shemya on From Eilson AFB on Rivet Ball in the month of October 1968. Col. Ratto met us in Hangar 1. There was a table set up with pastries and cold cuts. The story is that whenever Col. Ratto deployed to the lower 48 he would purchase fresh milk. On the island he would exchange with the cooks of the construction workers who lived in the tarpaper shacks, the milk for pastries and cold cuts. I was a tech rep assigned to Rivet Amber and lived in worked in Hangar 2 for 9 months. The post-flight snack never made its way to Hangar 2. During my stay I witnessed the last sad days of Boozer. Shortly before his death he tangled with one of the other dogs and had a big chunk of flesh bitten out of his snout. I am relieved to find out from the Boozer article that he was put down and not allowed to suffer. One of the Rivet Amber pilots saw the passing of Boozer on the last day of the year as ominous. Indeed, In 69 we lost both Rivet Ball and Rivet Amber. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in the Rivet Ball accident. For sometime the hulk of Rivet Ball laid with its back broken at the end of runway. Sadly, as you can read in the Rivet Amber article everyone was lost on its last flight. On the day before the loss I rode with Maj. Michaud and Maj Carpenter, the pilot and co-pilot of Rivet Amber, to dinner. They were anxious to get back to Eilson the next day for a skeet shooting contest. I still wonder if they might have put a little more juice to the engines and… The other dogs on the island were remarkable in that they knew how to use the shuttle bus. They would loiter on the bus route and when the bus came the driver would open the door and they would hop on. When they wanted off they would tap on the door. Finally I was on the island at that time making big bucks. So my heart goes out to lower rank airmen on the "rock" who were as one said in an e-mail "18 and thought my life was over". I had that same thought when I was 18 stationed in, of all places, peacetime rural France! Well even and as a high priced ex-feather merchant I still occasionally dream that I go back to the island and in the dream I wonder what would make me do that.

Last:
Ball
First:
Richard
From:
Kennewick, WA
Email:
valleyford@dynamicomputing.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 May 2003
Time:
00:02

Comments

Spent 1967 on the "inland with a woman behind every tree". I was pretty civilized by that date. I enjoyed the tour...the million dollar dump, beach combing. Picked up a radio station from Sacromento on one occasion. No regrets. Was glad to find this web site. Thanks.


Last:
Norton
First:
Royal
From:
Poulsbo, Wa
Email:
royalnorton@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 May 2003
Time:
00:25

Comments

USASAFS Shemya, March 70 to April 71. 33D2H Recorder Repair C ops.


Last:
STACEY
First:
RICHARD
From:
AZ
Email:
RWS50@WEBTV.NET
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 May 2003
Time:
17:28

Comments


Last:
Porto
First:
Pat
From:
Annapolis MD
Email:
pfporto@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 May 2003
Time:
22:49

Comments

Did two tours 72-73 AFSS and 75-76 as a civ. op.


Last:
Barbour
First:
Edward
From:
Bethel, CT - USA
Email:
e.g.barbour@snet.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
10:46

Comments

I was on the rock between July '63 and July '64 in USAF Headquarters Command, Detachment 205 and with AFSC 99215Q4. Am currently in the process of moving but will retain a Yahoo email address of edward_barbour@yahoo.com. I'd like to hear from any of the other Det205'rs that were there at or near that time


Last:
Carver
First:
Smith
From:
Prescott Arizona
Email:
carvers@commspeed.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 May 2003
Time:
22:04

Comments

I just did a meta search on EXCITE.COM and ran across this site. I was on Shemya July 61 t0 62. I had forgotten Booser andetc. but we did have a submarine off the coast one day. and then the Russian bomer that made a "low level pass" over the island and no one saw it! I remember the artic foxes. I remember Alvin Lipson from basic at Ft. Devens.and someone else from Detroit, but the name escapes me. I have a neighbor down the street that was at Dutch Harbor about the time I was on Shemya and had something to do with "White Alice". The longest tropospheric scatter system in the world, that went back to Elmendorf


Last:
OWERRI ABA
First:
HOMEBOY
From:
USA
Email:
HOMEBOY_OWERRI_ABA@ENUGU.COM
WebsiteURL:
http://NONE
Remote User:
Date:
30 May 2003
Time:
04:06

Comments

I REALLY LOVE THIS SITE.


Last:
Herman
First:
Kenneth
From:
Salisbury, Maryland
Email:
topgrandad@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 May 2003
Time:
13:28

Comments

It is amazing what you run across while surfing the net. I was very pleased to find a website about everyone's favorite place - "The Rock". I spent my time there from Jan. 1959 to Jan. 1960 with the 281st USASA. I remember "Boozer" very well and was pleased to see the respect his passing got. I also remember the "Williwaw" of Dec. 1959 that blew down the house the base commander had just had built (all of we grunts got a big kick out of that) and blew the roof off of one of the hangars. I spent many hours broadcasting from the AFRS radio station (no TV on the island then). Was in the voice department of Trick 4. Would like to hear from anyone who was there during my stay.


Last:
berger
First:
susan and june
From:
mammoth lakes, ca
Email:
susanmberger17@netzero.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
30 May 2003
Time:
18:59

Comments

looking for information on a lake named for my mother in law, june berger by her husband William Berger while stationed on Shemya during wwII. He was with the 18th engineers. If you have any information or remember Bill, please write. Thanks.


Last:
Anderson
First:
Chester
From:
Elephant Butte NM
Email:
cia@riolink.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
31 May 2003
Time:
23:11

Comments

Spent a life time on the rock in 1977. Was chief of the GCA. Brings back memories. Thanks for the work on the web. CIA


Last:
Hill
First:
Joseph, aka "Benny"
From:
Hot Springs, AR
Email:
adnogar@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Jun 2003
Time:
09:54

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya '93 - '94 with Det 1, Comm/Nav maintenance on the Ball. Was part of the team that packed up the Det. Fondest memories are of our "vacation" on Diego Garcia. Also want to pay respects to the memory of our mascot, Maggie. And a proud salute to Major Dad! Party on!


Last:
Mock
First:
Patrick
From:
San Ramon, CA
Email:
pmock1@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
02 Jun 2003
Time:
18:12

Comments

What a way to spend a year of your life when you're 19 years old. Loved the mission, E-Ops, the rest was strange.


Last:
Rev. McGovern
First:
William Y.
From:
Magnolia, Ohio
Email:
wmcgovern.@neo.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Jun 2003
Time:
02:41

Comments

I served (11) months at Shemya Air Force Base 1950-1951. Then went to Mobile Alabama, then Travis. Before that I was at Denver, then Cheyen Fort Warrn AFB, Engr School perminant party. I was In AF Feb 1948 to 1959. I would like to make contact with those who served with me during Korean War on Shemya.


Last:
Onstad
First:
Cheryl
From:
Kotzebue, Ak
Email:
cherylonstad@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
04 Jun 2003
Time:
17:27

Comments

I have just discovered your website, and have yet to read all of your information...what I have seen is very interesting. My grandfather, Alec Melik Sr., is from Pt. Hope, Ak and fought on the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He is 84 years old and has long since retired from the United States Army. I look forward to reading all of the information on this site. Thank you.


Last:
jones
First:
warren
From:
los angeles
Email:
MrWOKarib@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
04 Jun 2003
Time:
22:17

Comments

I was on Shemya TDY from USAFSS Hq. San Antonio, '67. I was an EOP. I was there during the boxing tournament. I remember an EOP sarge called Rocky or Smitty or something like that, a short, plump guy. I'm currently writng a novel. One chapter is about the absence of women on Shemya. There were rumors that stewardesses who occasionally spent the night earned big bucks selling their favors. Also, there seemed to be open homosexuality when I was there. I remember a couple of airmen who held hands. I'd like to hear other stories/incidents concerning any of this. My fondest memories are of the food, snuggling in my warm bed while it was freeing outside, and marvelling at the sun low across the horizon at high noon.


Last:
Hudson
First:
Robert
From:
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Email:
rdhudson90@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
04 Jun 2003
Time:
22:41

Comments

I was an air traffic controller assigned to the control tower on Shemya from Feb 1973 to Jan 1974 (2064 Comm Sqdn). What a memorable experience! Captain Bravender was the squadron CO. Highlights included having one of Reeve Aleutian's Lockheed Electras land below weather minimums due to fog with a 40-knot wind blowing! These were the best pilots in the world, no doubt in my mind. The Coast Guard troops manning the LORAN station on Attu used to fly over to Shemya for R&R! I met some great people including Dan Jarvis, "Lobert Tuna" (Bob Turner), Bob Picala and others whose faces I recall but not their names. I first worked part time in the main BX snack bar as a cashier and, later, in the base theater's snack bar pushing popcorn in brown paper bags and "belly wash". I have often wanted to go back but just to visit. This is a great web site; full of nostalgia.


Last:
Durnell
First:
Mark
From:
Warren, Pennsylvania
Email:
WFARC@Kinzua.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Jun 2003
Time:
11:06

Comments

I spent my 12 months on "The Rock" from September 85-86 with the 5073 ABG/SP. I was the 2nd shift Flight Chief. I remember alot of things like the 2 whales that beached themselves on opposite ends of the island. Running 2 of the base video channels, RATNET T.V., Beach combing, fishing, looking for jade (never found any), and some of the best people you could ever find! Just some last names I remember-Gibbons, Gritzmacher, Curtis, Pillow, Snow, Moody, Davenport. Another mid tour highlight was flying over to Attu and salmon fishing. I still get the pictures out once and a while and recall the good times and bad weather. I'll visit this sight often. I can't see the end of the world from where I am now but I do remember you could almost see it from there!


Last:
Knapp
First:
Clint
From:
Washington State
Email:
cknapp@valleyint.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Jun 2003
Time:
23:37

Comments

Stationed there 64-65, worked as 702 in AFJOG.


Last:
Christofferson
First:
Keith
From:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Email:
keithkcgolf@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Jun 2003
Time:
03:10

Comments

Was on the "ROCK" from 81-82. Worked with the Security Police


Last:
Byler
First:
Gary
From:
New Albany, IN
Email:
grybylr@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Jun 2003
Time:
13:12

Comments

Wonderful site. My time at Shemya was Feb 1961-Feb 1962. I was a USAFSS dit-chaser at AAFJOG. Been a long time but I believe I was on Trick 2. Friends names I remember Stan Jurick (Illinois), Wimp Bearden (Alabama), Joe Churchwell (Georga) Probably could think of more but will submit these for now.


Last:
Barham
First:
Ronnie
From:
Fort Worth, Tx.
Email:
ronnie.g.barham@lmco.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
09 Jun 2003
Time:
10:53

Last:
Tompkins
First:
Therone (Tom)
From:
Green Cove Springs Florida
Email:
tntom60@attbi.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 Jun 2003
Time:
12:36

Comments

I was stationed in Shemya with Det 3, 6981st from Sept 59 to September 1960. I was an X1 and I think I was on Trick One. My NCOIC was Tsgt Richard Neils. Things I remember, when I cam out from Elmendorf, I cam out on a C-124 along with some of my friends. Other friends of mine left the next morning on Reeves and crashed into the mountains in Cold Bay. Lost a good friends, George Wilson. I remeber the Chow hall ere they put a pund of butter in each of the coffe urn to help folks with ulcers. Hadc a Big Williwaugh during that time and was "winded In" to our barracks for 3 days. Bus driver to the ops Building was "Squeak" Parton. He armwrestled Capt White and broke the capts arm. I remember Harry Callahan getting drunk and falling asleep in the snow and got covered up an nearly run over by snow plow. Billy Beacham ping-pong champion. Parties at the Lodge. 4-5-6 gbames at the dorm and at the G.E. Club. This was my first assignment from Tech School and I counted everyday I was ther. I any one out there was there from 59-60, Email me and lets chat.


Last:
Lambert
First:
Peter
From:
Frankfurt, Germany
Email:
peter.lambert@rheinmain.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
14 Jun 2003
Time:
10:03

Comments

After 34 great months (92-95) on Shemya I would return in a heartbeat if they opened another air station there! I meet people I knew there everywhere I travel in the Air Force.


Last:
Clark
First:
Judith
From:
Tualatin, Oregon
Email:
jarclark@gte.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
15 Jun 2003
Time:
23:47

Comments

Who'd a thunk that there would be such an interesting area and such a long standing strategic site for the U.S. Your web-site was most interesting. Note: of those who provide comments you should have a monthly drawing for a "visit flying winners up on DOD transport. More U.S. citizens should be aware of your hisotry and the need for this strategic and tactical site re national security. Thanks all for your good, albiet, bleak, but interesting tour and work up there., Judith


Last:
McGarvey
First:
Patrick
From:
Columbus, Ohio
Email:
mcgarveypatrick@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
17 Jun 2003
Time:
02:34

Comments

I was stationed on the rock from June of 87 to June of 88.


Last:
BEVERS
First:
PAUL J. (JIM)
From:
Temecula, CA 92592
Email:
pjb@iinet.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
17 Jun 2003
Time:
23:39

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I LOVED THE PICTURES OF BOOZER ll . ALTHOUGTH THE FUNERAL PICKS BROUIGHT A TEAR, 58-59 281st. ASA field Station,


Last:
SPARKS
First:
KENNETH
From:
SAN MARCOS TEXAS
Email:
ksparks@riverrats.net
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Date:
18 Jun 2003
Time:
15:59

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WAS STATIONED ON SHEMYA 44 45 . FLEW ON B-24 AS RADIO OPER. WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO CONTACT SOME OF MY CREW. GERALD SPEICHER WAS PILOT


Last:
ASABA
First:
OWERRI
From:
ORLANDO FLORIDA UNITED STATES
Email:
HOMEBOY OWERRI1 @ASABA.COM
WebsiteURL:
NONE
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Date:
20 Jun 2003
Time:
12:47

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I REALLY LOVE THISPAGE.


Last:
Nestor
First:
Terrence
From:
Parsons WV
Email:
k8ufo@kvinet.com
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Date:
21 Jun 2003
Time:
11:43

Comments

6984 RSM 1961-1962


Last:
Heay
First:
Jim
From:
Burley, WA
Email:
jameshey@charter.net
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Date:
22 Jun 2003
Time:
13:26

Comments

I spent three construction seasons on Shemya in the 70's, 75-77. Built Cobra Dane, the new power house, SATCOM station, the fire station, rehabed the sewage treatment lagoon and a bunch of other stuff. I am a Viet Nam Infantry vet so I pretty much fit in with the GI's there. I remember one year the bullcook in the construction camp and I made a couple hundred gallons of raisin jack with 700 pounds of raisins the Air Force threw away. We were welcome at all the smokehouses that summer.


Last:
Hash
First:
Dale
From:
Virginia
Email:
wapuyall@aol.com
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Date:
23 Jun 2003
Time:
14:24

Comments

I was assigned to the 2064th Comm Squadron as a TV technician from July 1971 through April 1972. This site brings back some old and sometimes, not so fond, memories. Great Job on this site! I will continue to visit.


Last:
Bourk
First:
Vince
From:
Brousard Louisiana
Email:
JBVB73@aol
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Date:
29 Jun 2003
Time:
22:30

Comments

spent the year 1964 on the rock with FAA


Last:
Christopher
First:
Cranston (Chris)
From:
Dec 1963-Dec1964
Email:
Christo830@netzero.net
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Date:
02 Jul 2003
Time:
13:31

Comments

I wasn't thrilled to be there. Spent my time as Senior Analyst 98 C. My AF counter part was named Chris Christenson so that made coordinating with other folks and elements interesting. Worked in AFJOG with Air Force personnel and it was quite a good working relationship. Everyone has commented about the dog, food, weather facilities ect and nothing changed year to year except the people. I caught some kind of serpent like fish approx 4ft long with large teeth and front fangs. Foxes ate it.. Other fishing was great if you could stand putting you hands in the cold water. Haven't seen any visits from guys I was there with.


Last:
TIMMONS
First:
DON
From:
KOTZEBUE, AK
Email:
DONWTIMMONS2000@YAHOO.COM
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Date:
03 Jul 2003
Time:
13:25

Comments

THIS MUST BE A DEAD SITE. NO ENTERIES SINCE 2002


Last:
TIMMONS
First:
DON
From:
KOTZEBUE, AK
Email:
DONWTIMMONS2000@YAHOO.COM
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Date:
03 Jul 2003
Time:
13:45

Comments

FINIALLY GOT UP TO KOTZEBUE. ALMOST CAME HERE 1N 1963, BUT WOUND UP ON SHEMYA INSTEAD. IN 1963 THERE WAS SOME CIVILIAN PRESENCE HERE, WITH GIRLS, MOSTLY ESKIMO. SHEMYA WAS QUITE EMPTY WOMEN IN 1963. THERE'S NOT MUCH LEFT OF THE KOTZ BASE, ONLY A POSSIBLY FUNCTIONAL SMALL RADAR.


Last:
Lovejoy
First:
Robert
From:
Florida
Email:
margate2@bellsouth.net
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Date:
03 Jul 2003
Time:
19:31

Comments

I was on Shemya 1951-1952. Was in the 1929-4 AACS sqdn as a radio operator. Went to the little wheels club and drank beer until I got another stripe and could go to the NCO club. Didn't see much snow. The rain and wind kept it away. Saw lightning one time while I was there. The day I left there was the only clear day I ever saw. Could see the whole island as we were leaving in a C54. While I was there an old B17 was the base air craft. We had one guy go awol back to the states. He was a hero when he got back. Would like to hear from anyone there at the same time or sqdn


Last:
Kozik
First:
Richard
From:
Murrieta, CA
Email:
rkozik@aol.com
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Date:
08 Jul 2003
Time:
23:47

Comments

Enjoyed the site. I was stationed at "The Rock" from 1961 to 1962 as an Air Force 292X1. I remember Boozer, the high winds, ugly fish, lots of foxes and pretty good food. I also remember Sterling W. Camden III, my roommate, and Charlie Littleton, whom I would like to find.


Last:
Keran
First:
Micahel
From:
Campti, La.
Email:
asstchief@cp-tel.net
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Date:
10 Jul 2003
Time:
00:25

Comments

Served on Shemya from Feb. 1970-Feb. 1971 assigned to food service section.


Last:
O'Brien
First:
Thomas M.
From:
Irvine, Ca 92602
Email:
stobie@earthlink.net
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Date:
11 Jul 2003
Time:
00:10

Comments

Enjoyed all very much. Don Hill helped me find the BFEC Site ..... Loved every bit of it. Loved BFEC , probably the first and last contractor to give the U.S. government more than it could possibly pay for. It was the best team I ever played for ..... What more can I say ??


Last:
Erdeljac
First:
Don
From:
Pittsburgh, PA
Email:
donerdeljac@comcast.net
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Date:
15 Jul 2003
Time:
14:30

Comments

I'm keeping this brief, but will add more later. I was on Shemya between the years of Sept. 1973 to Dec. 1976, assigned continuously, working under contract as a civilian Department Of Defense employee for General Electric. Some of my friends were Dick Mather, Dave Faith, Gary Eschborn, Marshal Weaver, Tom & Dave Oertel, the late Tim Michalski, Tom Soel, Fred Bates, Phil LaPlante, Don & Dave Katrencik, Tom Ames, John Figueroa, Harley Hayden and Chris Dunlap. Our job was to maintain the radar site under contract. I worked in the AN/FPS-17 area and then in the Computer Room. As of July 15 2003 my age is 49. I'm 6'3", 205 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA I remember the mess hall, the gym, movie theater, "Crazy Kelly" the Reeve Aleutian pilot who was told not to land because of dense fog, he said in return: "I've already landed now show me where to taxi". I was there for the earthquake on Feb 1 1975; it was a 7.5 and really rocked! Remember the Rock, Blue Fox, The Black Pearl, Seal Rock, The Abandoned Power House, The Smoke House....Rock on!


Last:
Kauder
First:
Leslie Kirk
From:
Texas now...
Email:
lkk@kirock.com
WebsiteURL:
http://www.kirock.com
Remote User:
Date:
15 Jul 2003
Time:
23:25

Comments

Anyone on the island '73 to '74? I'd really enjoy re-meeting friends from then.... remember the night Nixon put us on alert? Kirk Sgt. Kauder


Last:
Libby
First:
Robert
From:
Pearland Texas
Email:
TXCAP44@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
20 Jul 2003
Time:
23:01

Comments

I was not a pilot . How ever I can tell you that there were a lot of Pilots of C 124 Air craft that knew the Fogg and secluded nature of the Island of Shemya very well. I personnally logged wheels up and off the ground on a number of them for transmittion to EDF During 1960 The unique thing about the Aleutians, if you dont like the weaher, wait five minutes and you will experience some thing else that may be worse than what you have. Blowing Fogg rain Snow and sun shine,followed by more fogg and rain That wind of the siberian continent. A good place to save money. If you are out door working It was not a nice place. Tundra and Mud or frozen ground and blowing Snow. None of these comes to mind as a good day.


Last:
Libby
First:
Robert
From:
Pearland Texas
Email:
TXCAP44@aol.com
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Date:
20 Jul 2003
Time:
23:01

Comments

I was not a pilot . How ever I can tell you that there were a lot of Pilots of C 124 Air craft that knew the Fogg and secluded nature of the Island of Shemya very well. I personnally logged wheels up and off the ground on a number of them for transmittion to EDF During 1960 The unique thing about the Aleutians, if you dont like the weaher, wait five minutes and you will experience some thing else that may be worse than what you have. Blowing Fogg rain Snow and sun shine,followed by more fogg and rain That wind of the siberian continent. A good place to save money. If you are out door working It was not a nice place. Tundra and Mud or frozen ground and blowing Snow. None of these comes to mind as a good day.


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XX
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XX
From:
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Date:
22 Jul 2003
Time:
15:21

Comments

"BLACK PEARL AND PEANUTS" WWW.ILOVEPOETRY.COM/VIEWPOEM.ASP?ID=52399


Last:
MARIS
First:
DON
From:
DALLAS, TEXAS
Email:
donmaris@wt.net
WebsiteURL:
http://home.swbell.net/donmaris/bigdshow.html
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Date:
22 Jul 2003
Time:
21:34

Comments

I was on Shemya from July 58 to Jan 59. I was ASA Crypto and of course worked in the Com Center Building. When I got to Shemya the PX only had Booze and Whisky. You could not buy stamps for letters and had to get the Capt. to put on it, SOLDIERS LETTER and then people back home would pay the postman for the letter. I was close with the 1958 Boozer. He was called that because he loved to drink beer, get drunk and stagger and howl. I use to take him with me to the movie theatre because it was so cold inthere. My last night on Shemya I took him and when I got tired of the movie let my buddy put his feet under Boozer to keep them warm. I walked back to the 1943 barricks I live in alone and it was a beautiful moon lit night. An artic fox came up to me begging for food. I didnt have anything and he followed me clear across the island to the barricks. I had been crushed by a Lowboy Truck Dec 6, 1958 and flown out to Adak Naval Hospital. Stayed there almost 6 weeks and when I came back found my place had been taken by another ASA guy. I also found that everyone had moved from the huge 1943 barracks into cement and steel buildings. I was told that since I was a short timer, I should stay with my old cot in the old building. It was lonely in that big building with on one there. We use to go to the radio hut, start up the radio and start broadcasting what ever we wanted to. There were 16 inch records of music, radio shows, etc that we could play or just talk, No one cared. One night one of the intercept guys told all of us to listen to what he was hearing. It was a Sgt back in Anchorage talking to his wife in Calif. He started to tell her what he would like to do to her if she was with him. She told him that he should not talk like that on a phone line because someone would hear it. He told her that this was a secure line under the ocean and that no one could hear them. (There were about 40 of us in that one room listening.) After he told her not to worry, she started telling him what she would like to do to him. Here we had not seen a woman for months or even a year and we listen to sex talk between husband and wife. Needless to say, we enjoyed listening. There were alot of other stories from Shemya from my stay there. But no space and time. Would like to hear from my buddies in The ASA from Shemya or any of the other posts I was stationed at. My email is donmaris@wt.net


Last:
Josefsdottir
First:
Linda
From:
Iceland
Email:
lindabjork23@hotmail.com
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Date:
23 Jul 2003
Time:
06:03

Comments

I received a post card from my friend Connie Phillips who works there in Shemya, so I decided to check out your web-site, it's very nice, and some nice pictures, if you know Connie tell her hello from her friend in Keflavik Iceland (thanks)


Last:
Dukes
First:
Dick
From:
Elgin,Ok
Email:
stu-dent@tds.net
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Date:
23 Jul 2003
Time:
22:42

Comments

I tried this and messed it up so ill try again I was on Shemya from sept 1965 to sept 1966 and spent 13 months on the ROCK got extended a month because of no replacement i held a oneman position as a cryto repair tech rite out of tech school at 18 yr old i had a real experience and made some great friend like Jimmy Joe Buetler,Charlie Spain,James Bennet we did lots of crazy thing to keep from going crazy we built a raft and never used it and a bridge to get over to the sea lions we went in the caves and of coarse drank oh i forgot Gary Langdon a teletype maint i think been to long we drank some kind of liquer one nite a shot at a time and recorded beer cans in stereo rolling a cross the floor boy what strange things we did hahahaha i remember when the mona lisa came in and bobbed in th sea as they tried to off load it and when a sister ship of the pueblo came in with a guy with medical problems and the sea were nasty as usual . Well it was an experience of my youth that gave me nitemares for years but i wouldn t take anything for the experience i still have three glass ball floats welll this site is great and thanks Dick


Last:
MCNAMARA
First:
ROBERT
From:
DINUBA, CA.
Email:
bobmac@gonetgo.com
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Date:
24 Jul 2003
Time:
13:21

Comments

just surfing and found your site. it's outstanding and i enjoyed the old memories. i was stationed there 74 to75 i hope to send you some of the pictures i have of my stay on the rock.


Last:
Blake
First:
John
From:
Shrewsbury, NJ
Email:
JBlake@Verizon.net
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Date:
28 Jul 2003
Time:
19:12

Comments

Sent n-paragraph writeup to Semichi Sam just now... served as USAFSS Ops Ossifer on Shemya AFS from summer 1963 - Spring 1964. What we did in crypto-intelligence was a bit divorced from flying operations. Boozer; smokehouses; stranded stewardi off Reeve Aleutian... now forty years ago, and counting. Cheers!


Last:
knight
First:
walter
From:
warren ,mi.
Email:
whk23@comcast.net
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Date:
30 Jul 2003
Time:
18:02

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Last:
knight
First:
walter
From:
warren ,mi.
Email:
whk23@comcast.net
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Date:
30 Jul 2003
Time:
18:02

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Last:
knight
First:
walter
From:
warren ,mi.
Email:
whk23@comcast.net
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Date:
30 Jul 2003
Time:
18:02

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Last:
Mathews
First:
Douglas
From:
Chicago area
Email:
doug_mathews@graycor.com
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Date:
31 Jul 2003
Time:
11:46

Comments

Wow- can't believe a Shemya web site. I was USAF on the rock April 1969-April 1970 - one short break to Elmendorf since I was on the command pistol and rifle team. Security Police - bunked with Steven A. Minnick - CA and George Smith - Saugus MA Wonderful guys - remember Steve got a dear john in december - pretty bad George stood in my later wedding. Pretty much roamed the island keeping it safe from the Russians! Long - long year. Saw every movie, hunted the beaches ( still have a couple of the glass balls), fed the foxes and tried (unsuccessfully) to take a picture of one of the snow owls - when they landed you could not see them! Lost a couple of guys in snow storms, and one RC 135 I think. Remember the horrible weather - clear day (the one) was cause for island wide holiday Earth quakes. Also, seems to me they had a nuke test down the line during the year but we didn't get even a little wave. Christmas plane that brought fresh fruit was from heaven, one USO show - remember the girl trumpet player ;-) Worked in the BX and survived. As I look back it was a character builder - at least we weren't getting shot at like in Nam.


Last:
edwards
First:
christa
From:
indiana
Email:
edwchr745 2aol
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Date:
02 Aug 2003
Time:
13:32

Comments

i was born in germany 1953 looking for my birthfather he is american his first name is edwardcan someone help thank you my mothers name was helma stamm from wiesbaden


Last:
edwards
First:
christa
From:
indiana
Email:
edwchr745@aol
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Date:
02 Aug 2003
Time:
13:36

Comments

i put the wrong e mail on my message this one is correct christa just take out the 2


Last:
Armstrong
First:
Steve
From:
Louisville, Ky
Email:
jivetalk88@aol.com
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Date:
03 Aug 2003
Time:
13:43

Comments

Was there with the satellite comm group Apr 76 to Apr 77. Despite having to be there, it was an unforgetable experience. Met lots of good people, and a few duds.


Last:
Anderson
First:
Rodger
From:
Williams, Arizona
Email:
Rodgerwms@aol.com
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Date:
03 Aug 2003
Time:
18:55

Comments

I was with USASA as an 05H from Dec 68 to Dec 69. Enjoyed beachcombing with Robert S. Cook and Buford T. Wix. The best year I spent in the Army.


Last:
Calhoon
First:
Marvin
From:
Hannibal, MO.
Email:
tradmark@missvalley.com
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Date:
04 Aug 2003
Time:
02:15

Comments

ASA 058 02/1962-02/1963 trick 2 RP's It was a long time ago in a land far away.


Last:
Thomas
First:
Robert W.
From:
Crystal City Mo
Email:
bobjoyt59@webtv.net
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Date:
05 Aug 2003
Time:
23:50

Comments

Spent Aug 64 to Aug 65 on the rock. Worked in AGE ground equipment on the flight line. Had a part time job working for Reeves Airline. Brought the Plane in on Tuesdays ad Fridays with the Mail. Was there during the big Earthquake. Walked the beaches looking for Glass balls. Still have a few. Never found the BIG one. Worked for a Lt Robert W. Thomas in charge of the Motor Pool. Think he was from Bellville, Ill. It was a long year. Good web site.


Last:
Semenuk
First:
Bill
From:
Annapolis
Email:
bilsemenuk@aol.com
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Date:
06 Aug 2003
Time:
17:47

Last:
Drewa
First:
Vernon
From:
Keller, Texas
Email:
Vernon@Drewa.Com
WebsiteURL:
Drewa.Com
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Date:
07 Aug 2003
Time:
00:26

Comments

Thanks for doing all of us passed in/out of Shemya. I came through there on a Canadian Airline DC-5 in 1952, after being evacuated from a Naval Hospital in Japan. Where I had been sent after being on the receiving end of a "gooks" bullet while evacuating (fleeing) the Chosen Reservoir. I was a young Naval Officer assigned to the 1st MarDiv. And what a great bunch of guys. Canadian Airlines sent 11 additional Stewardesses to meet us at Shemya, along with great foods, drink and records. A number of what would be 1st class seats, were removed. Many who were able - jitterbugged all the way to Vancouver, B.C.


Last:
Cihak
First:
Louis
From:
Warner Robins, GA
Email:
lctrainer1@cox.net
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Date:
08 Aug 2003
Time:
20:43

Comments

Was stationed on the "Rock" from '68 to '69 with the Air Force. No describing that place. Have some pictures of you want them.


Last:
Humphries
First:
Robert
From:
SCal
Email:
usafskyspy62270@yahoo.com
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Date:
08 Aug 2003
Time:
22:38

Comments

USAFSS crewmember Rivet Ball & Amber summer67 to summer68 out of Eilsen..Confined to hanger most of time on island unless weather was below mins to fly. Didn't get to tour the island or collect glass balls or get to know Boozer:made rare trips to main building to BX or mess hall - memory of excellent food most of the time.2 weeks there 2 weeks at Eilsen rotating until both planes lost.


Last:
Humphries
First:
Robert
From:
SCal
Email:
usafskyspy62270@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
08 Aug 2003
Time:
22:38

Comments

USAFSS crewmember Rivet Ball & Amber summer67 to summer68 out of Eilsen..Confined to hanger most of time on island unless weather was below mins to fly. Didn't get to tour the island or collect glass balls or get to know Boozer:made rare trips to main building to BX or mess hall - memory of excellent food most of the time.2 weeks there 2 weeks at Eilsen rotating until both planes lost.


Last:
Mack
First:
George
From:
Altus, OK
Email:
gjmack@cableone.net
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Date:
09 Aug 2003
Time:
23:19

Comments

TDY April 1974 - Sept 1974


Last:
Sullivan
First:
Dick
From:
Fluor Alaska Inc
Email:
Dick.Sullivan@fluor.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
11 Aug 2003
Time:
14:16

Comments

It is 11Aug03. I have been on island since early May. I am working here as a Scheduler for the Power Plant Upgrade. It is an adventure to be sure. Dick


Last:
Griffith
First:
William H.
From:
Richmond, VA
Email:
rjgwhg@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
12 Aug 2003
Time:
12:58

Comments

I was Base Chaplain at Shemya, 1971-72


Last:
Armstrong
First:
Mel
From:
Whiteman AFB, MO
Email:
Richard.Armstrong@Whiteman.AF.Mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
12 Aug 2003
Time:
15:41

Comments

Stationed at Shemya from Jun 92 - Jun 93. With the people that were there when I was there, that was one of the best bases I've ever been to, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I worked in Vehicle Ops and enjoyed it quite a bit and was kind of sad to see it close hoping to go back there again someday.


Last:
Henderson
First:
Gene
From:
Houston, MN
Email:
ghenders@hbci.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Aug 2003
Time:
12:52

Comments

I served in the USAF in the Security Service as a Russian Linguist at Shemya from Feb 1964-Fwb 1965. I would like to hear from anyone else that served during that time.


Last:
Salmon
First:
Tom
From:
Virginia Beach
Email:
salmont@mindspring.com
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Date:
14 Aug 2003
Time:
22:20

Comments

ASA 05K Trick C, Sept 66 - Aug 67 last room on the left with Al Fogelmen and Mike Monge. Fog, wind, 3 movies a day, midnight chow. All night drunk with a Hungarian contract dishwasher on the 10th anniversary of the fall of Budapest. "Buying" and "Selling" KP, 10 man Navy Det with the banjo playing master chief, "Lake Stupid", the Shemya to Seattle bridge, jeep balls "Smelly Dave" the dead whale, great steaks in the NCO club, even better when the Reeves stews were in attendance. On a DC-4 with Boozer to go on R&R on Attu when the Reeves pilot says it is to bad to land there so we got off and had our R&R in a smokehouse. Great duty assignment. Went on to 2 years at Herzo Base.


Last:
BONNER
First:
PAT
From:
83,85-87
Email:
PATRICK.G.BONNER@BOEING.COM
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Date:
18 Aug 2003
Time:
15:15

Last:
Dennis
First:
Clark
From:
Oklahoma City
Email:
drclark@chickasawtel.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Aug 2003
Time:
17:28

Comments

Aug 78 through aug 79. Worked in SPs in Personnel Security and Crime prevention. We got the first live TV while there. Super Bowl Jan 79


Last:
Christiansen
First:
Jake
From:
Ossipee, NH
Email:
Jakechristiansen@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 Aug 2003
Time:
18:19

Comments

I was stationed at the Rock from 87-88... did SP and Fire Dog duty as well as slinging grub at the chow hall. Can't remember much about the base except the lack of female companionship and barge beer. I used to hang out with Mark Kohari (hey, Parkey- remember 'cheerleader butts'?) and Pat Kaminski, Mark Russell and Chris Pancake. Geez, did the weather suck- (being a California boy myself)... I do remember one night (or was it daytime?) when it was a full moon and we could see ships out on the horizon, it was unusually clear. I still rave about the crab legs we got and I still have pics of the fire dogs giving the freedom bird a salute! Hope to catch up with you guys someday and find out what you've been up to.


Last:
McElhannon
First:
Kathy
From:
Spartanburg, SC
Email:
friedmembrane@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
23 Aug 2003
Time:
13:21

Comments

Stationed at Shemya 1988-1989. Although the weather was ruff - the memories are great! To Allen Couch, Gary Lefebvre, Gary Houghton, Kevin - I can't remember the last name but I do remember watching the wind blow you through the parking lot and head-first into a 10 foot snow bank! The crab leg boils (with lots of beer) - the double dipping and crazy Mark. I do have a Shemya video (I need to find it). Hope the foxes are doing ok!


Last:
Swanson
First:
Jerry
From:
Anchorage, Alaska
Email:
swan1@alaska.net
WebsiteURL:
alaskaswanhouse.com
Remote User:
Date:
24 Aug 2003
Time:
14:30

Comments

Visited Shemya a number of times between 1962 and 1964 with Navy squadron VQ-1. We were using EA-3B's to photograph Russian ICBM's as they reentered the atmosphere. You have a great website I enjoyed the articles about "Boozer". I know it's a lot of work but very interesting to those who visited there


Last:
Couch
First:
Richard 'Allen'
From:
Navarre Florida
Email:
couchallen@cs.com
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Date:
24 Aug 2003
Time:
16:13

Comments

sentenced to 1 year Jan88 to 89, Radio Tech. in case of war, destroy all classifed and await capture by soviets.


Last:
Bolam
First:
John
From:
Tennessee
Email:
bolam@charter.net
WebsiteURL:
None
Remote User:
Date:
24 Aug 2003
Time:
22:13

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Worked on Shemya 1951-53 as radio operator for Northwest Airlines (Korean Air Lift). Lots of memories. Saved enough money (including poker winnings) to go to college. Not much to spend it on..... Glad to see there is a web site. Thanks, John Bolam


Last:
Hogan
First:
Mike
From:
Crosshills Yorkshire UK
Email:
mjph@btinternet.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
25 Aug 2003
Time:
08:37

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Last:
Baker
First:
Paul
From:
Alexandria, VA
Email:
pf.baker@verizon.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
25 Aug 2003
Time:
13:51

Comments

I was on Shemya from June 1958 until May 1959. I was a 703 in the AFSS. When I returned home, I thought, "Even though I met some really great people, what a miserable time that was overall". In retrospect, I realize just how right I was.


Last:
DeFacio
First:
L.D.
From:
Alameda, CA
Email:
ldfrmc@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Aug 2003
Time:
11:27

Comments

My dad was stationed at Shemya, summer of 1946, and flew P-38's. Thanks for all the pictures and stories. I realized now, how much of a sacrifice he made, you all made, and a bit more about his early years before I was born. Thank guys.


Last:
McKinney
First:
Samuel William
From:
July 1963 to July 1964 wyoak
Email:
wyoak @ ven.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Aug 2003
Time:
11:39

Comments

I was transfered to Shemya from Keesler AFB at Biloxi, Mississippi. My home town was Jackson, Mississippi. I believed, prior to recieving my orders for Shemya, I was homesteading on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. ( air force needs first and my needs last).While on the rock, I hated it, but through the years I have learned to value that experiance. I now live in Sheridan,Wyoming. My time in Alaska is probably why I now live here, Wyoming being as close to inland Alaska as I could find after retiring from the Mississippi Highway Patrol in 1986.


Last:
Cannon
First:
Herb
From:
Hampton, VA
Email:
baycando@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Aug 2003
Time:
14:49

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya from April 91 to April 92. Worked at the Cobra Dane as a supply QAE. Meet some real good friends there such as Fred, Gwen, Patrick, Wayne, Gary and alll the rest of the guys and gays for the 16th SURS. Also worked in the Dining Hall for Big Charley. Remember the parties at the Corbra Den. We refurbished that place while I was there. Also Wally World many a nights after getting off work from the Dining Hall. If anyone was there at the same time, give me a shout.


Last:
Cannon
First:
Herb
From:
Hampton, VA
Email:
baycando@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Aug 2003
Time:
14:50

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya from April 91 to April 92. Worked at the Cobra Dane as a supply QAE. Meet some real good friends there such as Fred, Gwen, Patrick, Wayne, Gary and alll the rest of the guys and gays for the 16th SURS. Also worked in the Dining Hall for Big Charley. Remember the parties at the Corbra Den. We refurbished that place while I was there. Also Wally World many a nights after getting off work from the Dining Hall. If anyone was there at the same time, give me a shout.


Last:
Baynard
First:
Warren ("B")
From:
San Diego
Email:
wlbaynard@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Aug 2003
Time:
22:01

Comments

I was the Base Chief of Safety from Nov 84 through Nov 85. Loads of stories to be told! I was there when the Ball's hanger roof was torn off in a storm and the Ball was damaged and couldn't fly (this ain't classified). I had just arrived! What a wake-up call for a SSgt...investigate an accident involving the most expensive aircraft in the free world! Anyone from that period is welcome to write. I'd like to say hi! Especially to a special bunch of guys: "The Lunch Bunch" Roy, Mike, Charlie...Finance, Training, TMO, and of course me, Safety. What a place!


Last:
Breeden
First:
Kenneth
From:
Kenefick, Texas
Email:
skhami@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 Aug 2003
Time:
22:08

Comments

Eleven months and 29 days - Jan-Dec 1960. They opened K building to put is in when we got there, and put us on shifts the next day cause they were short handed. Got to move into the buried bildings a few weeks later. Got involved with the AFRS to have something to do off-duty, and renovated the old commanders house for the station. I Remember scrounging thorough old buildings for roofing material, nails and whatever we could find to fix it up. Ran out of fuel oil one night, and woke up the next morning, after sleeping in all the arctic gear I could get on, to find the commode frozen into a solid block of ice. The Composite building was opened just before I left, and the new ops building as well. Didn't get to enjoy them. They did get a USO show out to us in November of that year. Two shows with AP"s from Elmendorf circling the stage. I remember the constant wind, the cold, the isolation, and friends. After over 40 years, I think I'd like to go back, not to stay, but to see again, and remember. AFSS 6984th RSM


Last:
Fiorello
First:
Robert
From:
Tampa, Florida
Email:
BoJoFi1@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
N/A
Remote User:
Date:
28 Aug 2003
Time:
16:12

Comments

I was assigned to Shemya from June 70 to June 71. What a hell hole. But to my surprise, I met an old friend from Zapata, Texas, Page C. Cline. He was on his way home and I was just arriving. Best wishes to you and the family Page. I met a great bunch of men while I was assigned to the 21st Supply Sq., OLS-3. The Seargent I replaced met me at Elmendorf. He couldn't wait for me to arrive on the "Rock". I don't blame him. Like so many who were assigned to Shemya before me, I could never find that tree where that woman was suppose to be lurking. I would like to hear from some of the guys that worked with me, such as Capt Walter Henderson, Roland Anthony, SSgt DeLuna. We all worked in the Supply Section and I must say that the men that worked for me did an outstanding job. However, I never want to go back to that forsaken island again.


Last:
Pindak
First:
Peter
From:
Trinec, Czech Republic, EU
Email:
npc@volny.cz
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
28 Aug 2003
Time:
18:45

Comments

Hello, I want for picture postcards and official photographed viewcards, Qsl-radiocards of Shemya and all other islands of Aleut and Bering sea. Thanks for help!


Last:
Blackmon-Sotelo
First:
Leanna
From:
Visalia, CA
Email:
tarheelnca@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Sep 2003
Time:
16:31

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Last:
Fiorello
First:
Robert
From:
Tampa, Florida
Email:
BoJoFi1@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
N/A
Remote User:
Date:
01 Sep 2003
Time:
22:24

Comments

Since I was on the "Rock" from June 70 to June 71, I thought I would add a few names that came to mind after I first submitted my comments to the guest book. As much as I can remember, all personnel were housed in one building. My room was located on the ground floor just across the street from the chapel. My friend Wally Romero (actually his first name was Waldo) had a room just across the hall from me and the Chaplain was on the second floor just above my room. Wally was NCOIC at C&E. I spent a lot of time in the hobby shops just to past the time away. The weather was terrible but the worse happened while I was on leave during the month of Jan 71. If anyone would care to drop me a line I would be happy to hear from you.


Last:
Lewis
First:
Bill
From:
Rochester, NY
Email:
wlewis@rochester.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Sep 2003
Time:
23:41

Comments

I worked on Shemya in 1974-1975. Was there for the earthquake. Was actually in the bubble under the antennae when the quake struck. I thought the antennae was coming down! I actually worked for General Electric as an air conditioning specialist. This involved facilities maintenance. Went to the gym a lot and played basketball. Had my 21st birthday on the rock. Partied in the smokehouse. Some things you never forget. Lost touch with everyone I met there. Also stuck on Attu for a week because of the fog. Seen a special on the aleutians on PBS yesterday so I surfed and found this site. Love to hear from anyone.


Last:
Rosenberger
First:
Bill
From:
Guam
Email:
bill.rosenberger@andersen.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
02 Sep 2003
Time:
00:14

Comments

Anybody out there from 1991-1992...Biff would like to hear from ya.


Last:
Robert
First:
McKenzie
From:
New York
Email:
rmckenzi@twcny.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
02 Sep 2003
Time:
14:37

Comments

Passed through Shemya in September 1951 on a RCAF DC7 from Tokyo to Seattle, WA. I remember snow up to here and a landing strip so short that you had to land during low tide.


Last:
Murray
First:
Stephen T.
From:
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Email:
smkenwi@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
02 Sep 2003
Time:
23:37

Comments

Am unsure how I found this site, but am glad I did. I was the first fulltime (and never in 13 months to have been allowed to leave the Rock), physician/FP/flight surgeon to be assigned (I volunteered). All this back in 1991-92. What a trip, I must say. And what a great time I had. Have many photos of the Rock; too bad I never thought of buying a videocam, but some of my friends did and wonder where they are today, this late summer of 2003. If you were on the Rock 8/91-9/92 and you's guys and gals are out there, Doc Murray here would be delighted to here from you. God Bless!


Last:
evenstad
First:
jonathan
From:
st. louis
Email:
dragonballjon@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Sep 2003
Time:
19:05

Comments

stationed at shemya 1971 to feb. 1972, in the asa


Last:
Kleinhans
First:
James
From:
Las Vegas, NV
Email:
anevadagato@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
05 Sep 2003
Time:
16:34

Comments

Found your site by pure accident .... and I'm glad I did. It took me back 43 years and a million memories. In 1959 and 1960 Shemy was my home, a green A/2c on a speck in the middle of the ocean. Butt sliding on cardboard down the bluffs, chasing Boozer II up and down the island, Go-Kart racing on the runway, Big June, the Alaskan Airline stewardess, Doc Zubek, the painless Dentist, S/Sgt. McDaniels and his always lit cigarette, exploring the Japanese caves and finding all kinds of WW II stuff. One day before I die I want to return to my island in the sun .... errr fog. Thanks for having such a great site. A/2c Kleinhans, James L. AF15615210


Last:
HUMPHRIES
First:
ROBERT
From:
SOCAL
Email:
usafskyspy62270@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
05 Sep 2003
Time:
18:16

Comments

COMMENTS REVISION- USAFSS BACKENDER ON BALL AND AMBER SUMMER 68 THRU SUMMER 69 WHEN BOTH WERE GONE.


Last:
Butler
First:
Gerald W.
From:
Nahant, MA.
Email:
GBUEXASA@COMCAST.NET
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Sep 2003
Time:
07:53

Comments

I signed guest-book in 1999 - thought i'd put new e-mail address in. I am very pleased to know "Boozer" rests in the place of honor on Shemya. By reading the annotations I have learned a great deal about the island since I departed. I am amazed by the clean-up and lack of WW II "stuff" that used to be lying about. I am also amazed that women served there (where were they in 1962-63?) I thought that I was in an exclusive club until I read the comical accounts from women survivors of Shemya! God Bless 'em all! Take care to all Jerry Butler Nahant, MA.


Last:
Bowen
First:
Bob
From:
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Email:
rbowen@quad3.com
WebsiteURL:
N/A
Remote User:
Date:
06 Sep 2003
Time:
09:44

Comments

Stationed on the "Rock" 63-64 era. Served w/ the 5073rd ABS Security Police. No women on the Island back then. There during the Earthquake that devasted Anchorage. Can still remember the uncertainty as to whether we would be hit by the aftermath of a tital wave, Also there when JFK was assasinated. Met lots of Great People. This site brings back a lot of memories..Some bad ones & some good ones.. Thanks for the Memories


Last:
Fiorello
First:
Robert
From:
Tampa, Florida
Email:
bojofi1@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
08 Sep 2003
Time:
00:46

Comments

With a little persistance on my part I located my old friend, Page C.Cline, who was on Shemya from Jul 69 to Jul 70. We met as I arrived on Shemya as he was getting ready to depart the Island. I spent a year on the Island, like so many before me, and to my surprise the time went by rather quickly. I would still like to hear from some of the men I worked with or even some of the guys that remembers me. My old friend Wally must be out there along with others that have a good memory of the happy times. Lets hear from you guys. I'm all ears.


Last:
Pitts
First:
Ray
From:
Shemya Island, Alaska
Email:
wrphawk@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
www.D101Hawks.com
Remote User:
Date:
08 Sep 2003
Time:
01:07

Comments

I have spent a few years working on the rock and have visted your website numerous time and it seems I always find something new. You have a great site, keep it going. Do you or anyone know the name of the old G.E. radar that was here in the 60's?


Last:
Neu
First:
Mike
From:
Glendora, CA
Email:
TWONEUS@MSN.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
08 Sep 2003
Time:
16:00

Comments

This is my second comment to the site. Couldn't find my first comments in the guestbook or the archives. I was stationed on Shemya from May 1956 to May 57 as Voice Intercept operator with the USAFSS. There were very few of us there during that time. We lived in the old T building and one other bldg left over from WWII. Operated out of a two room Operations Bldg.--No gym, no hobby shops, no BX no TV. Some of the guys that I can remember were Bill Blair , Dick Parker, Willy Gay (from FL who became our barber)Carmody, Kocher from WI ( the only guy I know who extended for 6 months) Capt Zdurenchik our CO. Would like to hear from any who were there at that time. Would not want to go back for a year but wouldn't mind a short visit to see what it is like now. The site is great--keep it up.


Last:
POPE
First:
BILLY
From:
DALLAS, GA
Email:
scporet@bellsouth.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
10 Sep 2003
Time:
23:06

Comments

I spent some time on the Rock in 62 & 63 with the USN VP-1 flyin to the Russian coast from the Rock. VP-1 kept one P2V-7 there. My crew was YB-8 and we had a crew flag which was red with an 8 ball in the center and when we landed on the Rock the 1st time we put the flag out the top of the a/c and when we stopped we had Air Police all around us, they thought we were the Russians. I really liked the chow hall there. I set up a swap between the head cook on the Rock with the head cook at NS Adak to bring fresh milk form Adak to the Rock and take fresh eggs back to NS Adak. The reason was the Rock had fresh eggs and the Navy had fresh milk. Enjoyed the site. Billy J. Pope, ADCS, USN, RET.


Last:
Neu
First:
Mike
From:
Glendora, Ca
Email:
TWONEUS@MSN.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
12 Sep 2003
Time:
15:34

Comments

This is my second time to comment to the site. Can't find my first comments. Anway was stationed on Shemya for May 1956 to May 1957 as a voice intercept operator with the USAFSS. There were very few of us there at that time. Lived in the T bldg and ate chow with the Northwest Airlines employees. Remember some of the guys (time and age have a way of erasing memories) The ones I remember right now are Bill Blair from CA, Dick Parker from Houston Texas, Willy Gay from Fl. Carmody and Anderson. Also our CO-Capt Zdurenchik (one of two Officiers while I was there. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone there at that time. Great web site!


Last:
Edwards
First:
Greg
From:
Okinawa Japan
Email:
gregory.edwards@kadena.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Sep 2003
Time:
00:25

Comments

I had a wonderful time at Shemya! Like its said in so many of these letters I tend to miss the people that make that place so special, Joe, Tom, Kathy, and Nancy. I worked in the Carpenter shop with Coover, Biff, Griff, and Sweetie, and part time at club 365, (which was 366 because we were there in a leap year..lol Miss it all ; 0 ) 1992-1993


Last:
Lopez
First:
Ray
From:
Phoenix,AZ
Email:
lopez8373@netzero.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Sep 2003
Time:
14:38

Comments

I was stationed on shemya from june 76 thru may of 77 at the 16th surveilane squadron. made lots of good friends. one who comes to mind is Jim who worked in SOI(space object id) we had soe good times together. also Scott Lee who was my supervisor. If you have in info about Air Farce personell who were there, drop me a note. Thanks, Ray Lopez


Last:
Ahlborn
First:
Wally
From:
Munising, Michigan
Email:
wahlborn@chartermi.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
14 Sep 2003
Time:
20:47

Comments

Great web site! I was 'there' late '48 and early '49 with Flight 'B', 375th Weather Recon. Worked as a draftsman. Lots of good memories. Would like to hear from anyone who was there during the same time period or with the 375th. Let's share some history!


Last:
Everly
First:
Dale
From:
Chelsea, OK
Email:
mars376@myexcel.com
WebsiteURL:
www.excelir.com/vikent
Remote User:
Date:
15 Sep 2003
Time:
08:19

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya in 1967 as an 05H morse interceptor. I remember the high winds, holding on to ropes between buildings so as not to blow away; collecting 'glass balls' drifting up to shore from Japanese fishing nets; bowling on the warped four lanes; going to see the same movie twice in one day at the theatre; and spending a lot of time at the club. I have not been all the way through this site yet, but definately read the section on Boozer. Glad he got the respect he deserved. Friend to all. Very nice write-ups and pictures. Boozer was one of a kind. Will check out the rest of the site. Take care all.


Last:
Conley
First:
Mark
From:
Oklahoma City OK
Email:
MarkSConle@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
17 Sep 2003
Time:
16:53

Comments

Was stationed on the rock from Jan 1989 - Jan 1990. I was the Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician that doubled as the base Dantees Testing Officer (yeah they found out i had a degree...) Sad to hear about Pops Death: he always said he wanted to die out there. If they are looking, say hello to Smitty, Big Brother Woody, "the price is right" Jonsey, and the Docs from the medical clinic. And for all those other FNGs in the east hall first floor, hi. Does anybody remember the McDonalds Sign? Or the great island stone by stone relocation project? How about risking your life for a pop bottle at the former ammo burn site? Or the shemya mile and a half run? Thanks for all the calls shermie.


Last:
Wonders
First:
Frank
From:
Missouri
Email:
frankwonders@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
17 Sep 2003
Time:
21:09

Comments

As an American i am so proud of all those men and women who serve and have served our country. Hats off to you all. I am entering here for a purpose though as well, and that is that i am in search of any and all who may have known my father Tsgt Donald F. Wonders, one of the 19 men lost aboard Rivet Amber Please e-mail me if you knew him. Thank you and God bless America


Last:
Stewart
First:
Bernard
From:
Muncie, Indiana
Email:
nightwing1956@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Sep 2003
Time:
13:40

Comments

I was station on the ROCK from 93-94 Base Supply Pickup & Delivery Just to answer a question people wanted to know about the Mayor of Shemya.... POPS. Pops did pass at home. He was sent home when he took ill He did not want to leave and want to be buried there, but his family thought this was not the best for them. When I arrived at Shemya in 93 the door open from the plane the first thing I asked myself was (what did I get myself into?) little did I know that this was the most intresting thing to happen to me in my Air Force career 360 WHAT?? in a small way I miss it


Last:
Everly
First:
Dale
From:
Chelsea, OK
Email:
mars376@myexcel.com
WebsiteURL:
www.thesecondwave.com
Remote User:
Date:
21 Sep 2003
Time:
00:14

Comments

Really enjoyed reading the info on Boozer. I was stationed on the rock during 1967 and remember Boozer quite well. Very glad he received burial honors and respect he deserved. Remember walking between buildings during high winds holding onto ropes, the warped bowling alley lanes, watching the same movie twice in one day. The most lasting memory was when we were listening on a radio to the Reeves plane approaching the island to take me away with a storm threatening to turn the plane back. Luckily we beat the storm and got out of there. Everyone take care.


Last:
Everly
First:
Dale
From:
Chelsea, OK
Email:
mars376@myexcel.com
WebsiteURL:
www.thesecondwave.com
Remote User:
Date:
21 Sep 2003
Time:
00:16

Comments

Really enjoyed reading the info on Boozer. I was stationed on the rock during 1967 and remember Boozer quite well. Very glad he received burial honors and respect he deserved. Remember walking between buildings during high winds holding onto ropes, the warped bowling alley lanes, watching the same movie twice in one day. The most lasting memory was when we were listening on a radio to the Reeves plane approaching the island to take me away with a storm threatening to turn the plane back. Luckily we beat the storm and got out of there. Everyone take care.


Last:
Langerman
First:
Charles
From:
Clermont Iowa
Email:
Chucky@acegroup.cc.
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 Sep 2003
Time:
17:20

Comments

I was on rock from oct 1959 to oct 1960 was in the ASA


Last:
Bowman
First:
Tami
From:
Virginia
Email:
tjbow@wildmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
23 Sep 2003
Time:
21:41

Comments

My husband was stationed on Shemya for one year 4/88 to 4/89. During that time I aquired a black kitten and named him Shemya after the island. While there he was involved with rescueing some fishermen during a storm. It was an interesting year.


Last:
Bowman
First:
Tami
From:
Virginia
Email:
tjbow@wildmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
23 Sep 2003
Time:
21:42

Comments

My husband was stationed on Shemya for one year 4/88 to 4/89. During that time I aquired a black kitten and named him Shemya after the island. While there he was involved with rescueing some fishermen during a storm. It was an interesting year.


Last:
Bowman
First:
Tami
From:
Virginia
Email:
tjbow@wildmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
23 Sep 2003
Time:
21:42

Comments

My husband was stationed on Shemya for one year 4/88 to 4/89. During that time I aquired a black kitten and named him Shemya after the island. While there he was involved with rescueing some fishermen during a storm. It was an interesting year.


Last:
shanahan
First:
kevin
From:
texas
Email:
kevshanahan@netscape.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Sep 2003
Time:
23:24

Comments

TDY from Eielson AFB, 80-81, Crew Chief type. My AF recruiter showed me films with a fit, tanned maintainer atop an F-4 looking like he really was enjoying himself. I told the AF recruiter, "thats me" and signed-up on the spot. a year latter, I was standing under-the-wing of a RC-135, Cobra Ball, on Shemya , wearing a parker, muckalucs and thinking" this is not what I had in mind". Shemya was a great experience though and I'm glad I was part of the cold war victory.


Last:
Novak
First:
Ronald J
From:
Sequim, WA,
Email:
dorsey@olypen.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Sep 2003
Time:
03:35

Comments

Served as GE Tech Rep Dec 60 to eo Oct 62 on FPS-17 & FPS-80. Have many slides, some interesting of the dish before & during completion of the dome. Also of the delapidated quansets & their holes. Many duplicate the miserable environment already on the web site. Also the Russian grave sites. Will work on sending selected shots. Thank you for the web site. It brought many emotions expessed by fellow Shemyites. If people think I'm strange, I tell them I've spent time on Shemya. For you WWII buffs, you may be interested in three pubs : The Aleutian Warriors(Air Campaign), The Forgotten War (Alaska/NW Canada) Vols 1 and 2 - Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. Missoula, MT. Lots of pictures and text. Please feel free to contact me regarding any content here.


Last:
Novak
First:
Ronald J
From:
Sequim, WA
Email:
dorsey@olypen.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Sep 2003
Time:
03:39

Comments

We who spent time on Shemya are all part of an undeclared Brotherhood


Last:
zeiters
First:
douglas
From:
dover, de
Email:
douglas.zeiters@dover.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Sep 2003
Time:
07:51

Comments

Enjoyed your site....I was stationed in Shemya in 93-94, hated it while I was there...looking back it was one of my best assignments...made some great friends.


Last:
Jones
First:
Frank
From:
Troutdale, Oregon
Email:
frank.jones@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Sep 2003
Time:
00:20

Comments

Was stationed with the 281st Co.(later 79th SOU) Dec 1960 to Dec 61, then moved on to Hq USASA Alaska until 1965. Retired from the Army in 1979. Served with Mike Welch and Tom Shibe. Sure remember Boozer and Neal, also remember the whale that the Russians had harpooned of the island, then it washed up into our harbor and stunk up the whole 2.5 by 4 miles of the island. Also remember the cargo flight that crashed on our runway during a winter storm. Tom Wheeler, several other army guys, and I (and the Coasties that ran the Loran monitor station) stole parts and rebuilt KLYFBI and ran hundreds of phone patches. Tom and I also spent some time running the AFRS station (all 15 watts of it) in our off time. We did twelve on twelve off for some time until enough replacements came in then we went back to the 6-2 6-2 6-3 schedule. Some things you just can't forget.


Last:
Jones
First:
Frank
From:
Troutdale, Oregon
Email:
Frank.Jones@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
26 Sep 2003
Time:
01:01

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Served in the 281st Co. (Later 79th SOU) Dec 1960 to Dec 1961. Memories: Boozer, Neal, That stinking Whale, The Russian Submarine off the North side of the Island, The cargo flight crash, earthquakes, the Russian aircraft making a low pass over our airstrip, and the Army Captain that wanted to set up a machine gun at the end of the runway and wait for it to return.The wrecked barge. Served with Tom Shibe, Tom Wheeler, Tom Laken, Bob Jackson, "Rosie" O'Brien, Mike Welch. Tom Wheeler, several other Army troops and the Coasties from the LORAN monitor station and I discouvered KL7FBI, it was broken, so we stole parts and got the Collins S Line working and ran hundreds of phone patches. We certainly had a wealth of antennas to choose from. Worked with Lt Jerry Brown later at HQ USASA Alaska until 1965. The lt later took a lateral transfer in grade to the Air Force as a logistics officer. I retired a Chief Warrant in 1979.


Last:
Crowell
First:
Dean
From:
Osage Beach, MO
Email:
dcrowell@mem-ins.com
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Date:
01 Oct 2003
Time:
21:48

Comments

Was on Shemya Jan of 69 to Dec 69. Island supply officer. I am looking for Steve Persinger who was a supply clerk during that time.


Last:
botts
First:
william
From:
mount
Email:
bbotts@charter,com
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Date:
02 Oct 2003
Time:
21:51

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Last:
pellerin
First:
robert
From:
hudson,n.h.
Email:
rpusafret@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
rpusafret2adelphia.net
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Date:
03 Oct 2003
Time:
18:58

Comments

While stationed there in 1964 we of the Civil engineering squadron build aclub house out of an old wooden water tank. do you know if it's still there?,it be nice to see a picture of it thank you god Bless


Last:
Swenson
First:
Howard
From:
Lowell, MA
Email:
howard_swenson@yahoo.com
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Date:
04 Oct 2003
Time:
10:38

Comments

Served on Shemya Aug. 1964 -Aug. 1965 with the 1930-24 Comm Det, AFCS. Remember Feb. 65 earthquake,Boozer and the wind. I still have dreams about the place.


Last:
VanHorn
First:
Bill
From:
Email:
DadVanHorn@aol.com
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Date:
04 Oct 2003
Time:
11:37

Comments

Flew on the RC-135S Cobra Ball from 1979-1983 as an EWO. Crewmember on the Cobra Ball that crashed on 15 March 1981. Did quite a bit of snorkeling at Shemya. Now in AF Reserve at Peterson AFB, CO.


Last:
GILLMORE
First:
JOHN
From:
DALTON,GA
Email:
JGIL@RINGGOLDGA.NET
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Oct 2003
Time:
00:14

Comments

WORKED IN THE CHAPEL WITH CHAPLAIN JOHNSON AND THOMAS E WIGGINGTON HATED THE ROCK BUT LIKED MEETING AND WORKING WITH SOME GREAT FOLKS. DID A COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW CALLED SHEMYA SHOWDOWN . MANY GREAT MEMORIES AND FUN TIMES. HELLO TO ALL YOU SHEMYAITES


Last:
Butcher
First:
Ron
From:
July '76- July '77
Email:
YourSafePlace@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Oct 2003
Time:
18:54

Comments

WOW! What a long, strange, trip it's been. Sorry to hear about Pops. I can still see him asleep at the bar in Bldg. 600. Memories of Crazy Mark, Red the Rat, "Bear"(Did anybody catch his real name?), Blue Fox, horizontal rains, smokers, graves of Russian sailors, and the long days and nights unloading the cool barge. Still remember finding that case of 1947 Mixed Vegetables in the freezer while unloading the new stuff and wondering about the "hubbub" while enduring 5 repeats of the same USO Show between the Friday Reeve's drop-off and Tuesday pick-up. Worked in CE as the Plumbing Planner for TSgt Allen and alongside Jeff (Can I get an 11 Taxi) Roach. Miss the musical times with Scottie Switzer and Nick Podborski. Still see the Kojak Express racing around the island with Swede or Scottie at the helm. Does anyone remember the old couple that headed the company installing the "new" powerplant? Although admittedly unbelieveable, I was a proud member of the workteam selected to "hand paint" with brushes, rollers and hand thrown glass beads the centerline, numbers and distance markers on the new runway so that the C-141 could fly out with the paint truck to paint what we had already painted for them. I also felt somewhat slighted later in the year when I wasn't selected to hand shovel the snow off the top the snow bank along the runway. Would love to hear from anyone else assigned during that wonderous transition period.


Last:
Butcher
First:
Ron
From:
Virginia
Email:
YourSafePlace@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Oct 2003
Time:
19:41

Comments

What a website to stumble across. It ALL comes rushing back with the shock of falling in the waters near the Rock. Was there from July '76 to July '77. Names from the memories are Jeff Allen, Jeff Roach, Dave Funai, Scott Switzer, Nick Podborski, Bobby Cantrell, Ed Poole, Pops, Crazy Mark, Red the Rat, Bear, others (sorry but the age thing is kicking in) and Swede cruising around the island in the "Kojak Express". Got there just after the finishing of the "new" runway. Dubious honor and significant military memory in being selected to paint the threshold markers, distance markers, centerline and numbers with ROLLERS and hand tossed glass beads so that the C-5 could land carrying the painting truck to paint the runway! Unbelieveable but I'd swear on whatever religious icon you provide. Also remember the annual "cool barge" unloading project and my discovery of a box of frozen mixed vegetables dated from 1947 in the back of the freezer. Smokehouse parties, cable hill, the joys of AFRTS and the expose of USO Shows that don't include Bob Hope are all now fond memories. Pops asleep on his barstool and the racket from Elohssa Corner. Worked in CE as the Plumbing Planner. Spent the free time listening to music, hiking around the island, generating the monthly Club Activities Calendar and was lucky enough to play alongside Nick and Scotty in the Club one night. "Hard Rocked" the year under the assumption that if I left I'd never be able to go back. After all these years I still see the wisdom of that decision. Would love to hear from anyone who was there during the days of powdered milk, purple cabbage, Swine Flu shots and living for the Tuesday/Friday Mail Call. One of the few places in life that you can be reasonably certain will remain pretty much exactly as you left it. I wonder how much Shemya has contributed to the income of therapists and psychologists after all these years?


Last:
Butcher
First:
Ron
From:
Virginia
Email:
YourSafePlace@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Oct 2003
Time:
19:42

Comments

What a website to stumble across. It ALL comes rushing back with the shock of falling in the waters near the Rock. Was there from July '76 to July '77. Names from the memories are Jeff Allen, Jeff Roach, Dave Funai, Scott Switzer, Nick Podborski, Bobby Cantrell, Ed Poole, Pops, Crazy Mark, Red the Rat, Bear, others (sorry but the age thing is kicking in) and Swede cruising around the island in the "Kojak Express". Got there just after the finishing of the "new" runway. Dubious honor and significant military memory in being selected to paint the threshold markers, distance markers, centerline and numbers with ROLLERS and hand tossed glass beads so that the C-5 could land carrying the painting truck to paint the runway! Unbelieveable but I'd swear on whatever religious icon you provide. Also remember the annual "cool barge" unloading project and my discovery of a box of frozen mixed vegetables dated from 1947 in the back of the freezer. Smokehouse parties, cable hill, the joys of AFRTS and the expose of USO Shows that don't include Bob Hope are all now fond memories. Pops asleep on his barstool and the racket from Elohssa Corner. Worked in CE as the Plumbing Planner. Spent the free time listening to music, hiking around the island, generating the monthly Club Activities Calendar and was lucky enough to play alongside Nick and Scotty in the Club one night. "Hard Rocked" the year under the assumption that if I left I'd never be able to go back. After all these years I still see the wisdom of that decision. Would love to hear from anyone who was there during the days of powdered milk, purple cabbage, Swine Flu shots and living for the Tuesday/Friday Mail Call. One of the few places in life that you can be reasonably certain will remain pretty much exactly as you left it. I wonder how much Shemya has contributed to the income of therapists and psychologists after all these years?


Last:
Butcher
First:
Ron
From:
Virginia
Email:
YourSafePlace@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Oct 2003
Time:
19:43

Comments

What a website to stumble across. It ALL comes rushing back with the shock of falling in the waters near the Rock. Was there from July '76 to July '77. Names from the memories are Jeff Allen, Jeff Roach, Dave Funai, Scott Switzer, Nick Podborski, Bobby Cantrell, Ed Poole, Pops, Crazy Mark, Red the Rat, Bear, others (sorry but the age thing is kicking in) and Swede cruising around the island in the "Kojak Express". Got there just after the finishing of the "new" runway. Dubious honor and significant military memory in being selected to paint the threshold markers, distance markers, centerline and numbers with ROLLERS and hand tossed glass beads so that the C-5 could land carrying the painting truck to paint the runway! Unbelieveable but I'd swear on whatever religious icon you provide. Also remember the annual "cool barge" unloading project and my discovery of a box of frozen mixed vegetables dated from 1947 in the back of the freezer. Smokehouse parties, cable hill, the joys of AFRTS and the expose of USO Shows that don't include Bob Hope are all now fond memories. Pops asleep on his barstool and the racket from Elohssa Corner. Worked in CE as the Plumbing Planner. Spent the free time listening to music, hiking around the island, generating the monthly Club Activities Calendar and was lucky enough to play alongside Nick and Scotty in the Club one night. "Hard Rocked" the year under the assumption that if I left I'd never be able to go back. After all these years I still see the wisdom of that decision. Would love to hear from anyone who was there during the days of powdered milk, purple cabbage, Swine Flu shots and living for the Tuesday/Friday Mail Call. One of the few places in life that you can be reasonably certain will remain pretty much exactly as you left it. I wonder how much Shemya has contributed to the income of therapists and psychologists after all these years?


Last:
Butcher
First:
Ron
From:
Virginia
Email:
YourSafePlace@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 Oct 2003
Time:
23:20

Comments

What a website to stumble across. It ALL comes rushing back with the shock of falling in the waters near the Rock. Was there from July '76 to July '77. Names from the memories are Jeff Allen, Jeff Roach, Dave Funai, Scott Switzer, Nick Podborski, Bobby Cantrell, Ed Poole, Pops, Crazy Mark, Red the Rat, Bear, others (sorry but the age thing is kicking in) and Swede cruising around the island in the "Kojak Express". Got there just after the finishing of the "new" runway. Dubious honor and significant military memory in being selected to paint the threshold markers, distance markers, centerline and numbers with ROLLERS and hand tossed glass beads so that the C-5 could land carrying the painting truck to paint the runway! Unbelieveable but I'd swear on whatever religious icon you provide. Also remember the annual "cool barge" unloading project and my discovery of a box of frozen mixed vegetables dated from 1947 in the back of the freezer. Smokehouse parties, cable hill, the joys of AFRTS and the expose of USO Shows that don't include Bob Hope are all now fond memories. Pops asleep on his barstool and the racket from Elohssa Corner. Worked in CE as the Plumbing Planner. Spent the free time listening to music, hiking around the island, generating the monthly Club Activities Calendar and was lucky enough to play alongside Nick and Scotty in the Club one night. "Hard Rocked" the year under the assumption that if I left I'd never be able to go back. After all these years I still see the wisdom of that decision. Would love to hear from anyone who was there during the days of powdered milk, purple cabbage, Swine Flu shots and living for the Tuesday/Friday Mail Call. One of the few places in life that you can be reasonably certain will remain pretty much exactly as you left it. I wonder how much Shemya has contributed to the income of therapists and psychologists after all these years?


Last:
Reichman
First:
Bob
From:
Ohio
Email:
surreich@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
09 Oct 2003
Time:
12:34

Comments

Just posting another note. I was at Shemya 7/78 to 7/79, was in the Nav Aids shop. I come to this site often to check for new pictures and posts. Radar


Last:
Smith
First:
John
From:
Los Angeles, CA
Email:
johndani2@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Oct 2003
Time:
00:09

Comments

I was on the rock 12-73 thru 12-74. 5073rd CE electrician. I remember a whole lot of good people and good things, and a few not so good things. Many dreams of mine are about Shemya. I remember Snoopy and the Red Barron, Penny and Duke, the guy who streaked main street, the piano player at the NCO Club, the Russan Sailor grave, working at the bowling alley, the theater, the gym, Cobra Dane project, Bldg. 600, the trash refuge, the under water museum of junk, the recked Barg, and on and on. Thank you for the great site. I hope to hear from anyone who was there. What a pleasure it would be to visit Shemya now days. And hi to my old Shemya friends.


Last:
Russell
First:
Dan
From:
Ferndale, Washington
Email:
danrussell44@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Oct 2003
Time:
01:13

Comments

Was on Shemya from Oct 67 thru Oct 68. Was with ASA worked in the "dome" and worked for the "civilians". Highlight of the year was the opening of the new NCO club. Got to dance with one of the Reeves stewedesses (sp), can't remember any names (od age is hell) except Terry (AFSS) who followed me to NSA when I left the rock. Of course finally getting your "jeep whisle" was and important occasion. Of course there was the time we had a "jeep" out on the catwalk of the dome doing visual sittings. It wasn't too cold. We always loved to harrass the Air Force guys because they came to the rock as E-2's and left as E-3's (if they were lucky) while all of the ASA guys came as e-4's and left e-5's. Of course they said they had better living conditions. yea, right Was interesting work and we were'nt getting shot at (like a lot of my friends). Love to hear from anyone during this time. Dan


Last:
Miller
First:
Johnny
From:
aug 92 - aug 93
Email:
aicievvjmiller@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
14 Oct 2003
Time:
17:16

Comments

I was stationed at the rock from Aug92- Aug 93 with the 673 Security Police Squadron B Flt, I lived In Bldg 598, I DJ'd at the club on country and r&b night. I would like to hear from anyone else who was stationed there during those times.


Last:
Vincent
First:
Jim (Vince)
From:
Indiana
Email:
jimvincent101@comcast.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
15 Oct 2003
Time:
12:38

Comments

I was sentenced to serve on the Rock from Mar.70 to Feb. 71. I was released early after doing Hard Time. Ha Ha. I was an electrian with the 5073 CES. I worked outside every day helping to take care of runway lighting and the base electrical power. I spent many a night riding back and forth on the runway, (with my buddy Ed Mooney ) while he plowed snow. I spent most of my off time bending my elbow at the NCO CLUB. I have often thought of my fellow inmates, Terry Guthrie, Larry Goff, Dennis Sauve, Ed Hepburn, Jo-Joe Koch, Warner Gerhart, Joe Childers, John Simpson, Thibidoux, Gruber, Hurt, Ed Verdi Maherg, Ed Byington, Kennedy, Jerry Pelt, Lonnie Frye, and Dick Schaefer. Sgts. Sergenese, Suggs and Smith. If I had to be there I couldn't had been with better men. ,


Last:
GILLMORE
First:
JOHN
From:
DALTON GA
Email:
JGIL@JENKO.NET
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Date:
16 Oct 2003
Time:
05:43

Comments

I WAS STATIONED AT SHEMYA FROM DEC 1967 TO DEC 1968. I WORKED IN THE CHAPEL AND DID A COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW ON THE BASE RADIO STATION. LIKE TO SAY HOWDY TO JOHN CRAMPTON AND TOM WIGGINGTON. WHEN I LEFT SHEMYA I LEFT THE AIR FORCE MY CAREER WAS OVER. WHAT A DESOLATE PLACE


Last:
Hicks
First:
Terry
From:
New Mexico
Email:
None!
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 Oct 2003
Time:
12:31

Comments

Was in the old Army ASA at AFJOG as a 05K (or Air Force X2) from July 1967 to June 1968. The "Bridge to Nowhere," million-dollar dump, blue foxes, Boozer II, glass balls, etc. From there went to Vint Hill Farms Virginia for six-months, then on to Kagnew Station Ethiopia unitl June 1970 for ETS. Came back into the Army in 1980 after college degree and stayed in until early 2003. Retired as a CWO3.


Last:
Vujcevic
First:
Joe
From:
Colorado Springs, CO.
Email:
joevuj@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 Oct 2003
Time:
22:00

Comments

USAF, now retired. Stationed Shemya Sept 85 - Sept 86. NCOIC MS&D Supply Squadron. Many interesting memories, most good. Had great crew of airmen overall. Would like to locate - Ken Bray, Roman Myzak and Anthony (Tony) Chinellly.


Last:
Wesbecher
First:
Tim
From:
Sidney, Ohio
Email:
twesbecher@woh.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
17 Oct 2003
Time:
07:58

Comments

What has happen to this site? There no posting for over a month. I miss all the comments. Tim Shemya vet 65 -66


Last:
Post
First:
John
From:
North Carolina
Email:
jpost@nc.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
17 Oct 2003
Time:
16:28

Comments

Enjoy your site. On the Island june 59 to June 60 with ASA, Equipment Repair. There were Many changes made after I left. Some Place to Remember.


Last:
Adamson
First:
John
From:
Bedford, New Hampshire
Email:
john@w1hzh.com
WebsiteURL:
www.w1hzh.com
Remote User:
Date:
21 Oct 2003
Time:
07:28

Comments

Was on the Rock, 69' into 70'. I was an 98J30 when I left. Made a bunch-o-friends but at 57 it is hard to remember them all. I was in the Army and ran the Mars station during my stay. We use to go to the 05Ks and watch them follow the pilots on the chart board. Big R&R for the day...... Sad but true. I was there when we lost one of our birds that was trying to get some guys off before xmas so they could get home. We were sure that they we shot down as there were many fast movers coming from Tomorrow. We searched for 48 hours looking for some beacons. That was the longest days of my life for sure. But, what the hell, no one cared about a shit box of an island with 1200 expendables on it. Sorry if I got carried away but it was true. Lets on a KC-135 laying on my stomach watching the island slip away.. I was never so happy to leave . You never know what you miss until you are there for a year. For all who read this, if you were there during my stay, drop me an email it would be nice to swap 'smoke house' stories. God bless, John


Last:
Grice
First:
Jesse
From:
San Antonio
Email:
gricejk@hotmail.com
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Date:
21 Oct 2003
Time:
19:20

Comments

Shemya Dec 1992- Nov 1993


Last:
Barron
First:
Pete
From:
Nostalgic Visit
Email:
Peter.Barron@igt.com
WebsiteURL:
None
Remote User:
Date:
23 Oct 2003
Time:
19:23

Comments

Stationed at Shemya from October 1982 to October 1983. Worked in Aerial Port with the ugly orange hats by day and waited tables in the club by night. Usually ended up spending my tips in the club after my shift buying drinks for everyone then off to "The Rocker"....many memorable nights there. Especially the first one. Everyone got to visit "The Rocker" on their first night there. SLAMMERS FOR EVERYONE....LOL I've often told people that I wouldn't trade that year for anything. Would love to go back for a visit. I also remember Father John and our Sunday go to prayer meetings. Poker, Cigars and Coors. He had the connection for the Coors. That's why he was the Padre...lol...would love to hear from anyone who was there during that time. Or even if you weren't. I found this site because this is my 20th anniversary month of escaping "On the Reever again" lol.... I was sitting in my AT forklift the day the C-5 crash landed on the runway. Well, there's a plane we're not downloading today...Was kind of scary watching it skid down the runway. A couple of my friends were on that flight. They just thought it was a bumpy landing. Now, that's scary....hope to hear from someone out there...take care. Pete


Last:
Barron
First:
Pete
From:
Browsing
Email:
Peter.Barron@igt.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
24 Oct 2003
Time:
00:35

Comments

Spent the year from October 1982 to October 1983 at "The Rock". Spent a lot of time in "The Rocker" with everyone just having a good time. Played on the Base Ops basketball team. We won the base championship. Lot's of fun days at Shemya. I was in Aerial Port by day and worked as a waiter in the club at night for my part time job. Have seen names of people on here that were there around the same time but only recognize a couple. What can I say? Father John, now there was a familiar name. We had our Sunday go to meetins at Father John's room. Poker, Cigars and Coors. Still don't know where he got the Coors. He had his sources I guess. Was sitting in my AT forklift in front of Base Ops the day the C-5 crash landed. Watched it try three passes from the North before it finally tried from the South. Actually thought it had missed the runway to the right cause it was leaning so far over. I realized after it fully came out of the fog that it had lost it's landing gear when it stopped and just fell over. Pretty strange day on the rock. They rounded up everyone to pick up and mark debris. I wouldn't trade my year on "The Rock" for anything. I'd like to hear from anyone who was there during my tenure or even just anyone who was there. It's hard to describe this little piece of real estate to anyone who's never been there. They don't understand sideways snow...lol


Last:
Barron
First:
Pete
From:
Browsing
Email:
Peter.Barron@igt.com
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Date:
24 Oct 2003
Time:
00:35

Comments

Spent the year from October 1982 to October 1983 at "The Rock". Spent a lot of time in "The Rocker" with everyone just having a good time. Played on the Base Ops basketball team. We won the base championship. Lot's of fun days at Shemya. I was in Aerial Port by day and worked as a waiter in the club at night for my part time job. Have seen names of people on here that were there around the same time but only recognize a couple. What can I say? Father John, now there was a familiar name. We had our Sunday go to meetins at Father John's room. Poker, Cigars and Coors. Still don't know where he got the Coors. He had his sources I guess. Was sitting in my AT forklift in front of Base Ops the day the C-5 crash landed. Watched it try three passes from the North before it finally tried from the South. Actually thought it had missed the runway to the right cause it was leaning so far over. I realized after it fully came out of the fog that it had lost it's landing gear when it stopped and just fell over. Pretty strange day on the rock. They rounded up everyone to pick up and mark debris. I wouldn't trade my year on "The Rock" for anything. I'd like to hear from anyone who was there during my tenure or even just anyone who was there. It's hard to describe this little piece of real estate to anyone who's never been there. They don't understand sideways snow...lol


Last:
Barron
First:
Pete
From:
Browsing
Email:
Peter.Barron@igt.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Oct 2003
Time:
00:40

Comments

Sorry about all the posts. I didn't think it actually took. Oh well...lol


Last:
Barron
First:
Pete
From:
Browsing
Email:
Peter.Barron@igt.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Oct 2003
Time:
00:40

Comments

Sorry about all the posts. I didn't think it actually took. Oh well...lol


Last:
Amadon
First:
Ron
From:
1965
Email:
ramadon@marketwatch.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
24 Oct 2003
Time:
09:42

Comments

A great website. And you remembered the Boozer of my time there. Very nice effort. I still have bad dreams of being sent back. But it beat 'nam.


Last:
McDonough
First:
Jarrod
From:
Elmendorf AFB
Email:
jarrod.mcdonough@elemendorf.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
27 Oct 2003
Time:
01:21

Comments

Im stationed at Elmendorf and am assigned to the 611 CES. I came to shemya 20 oct-28oct. 2003 to fix the tail door on hanger 6. Just being on the rock for a week i dont think was long enough. Did some beach combing and found a japanese float, some russian vodka bottles, and some souveniers from .50 cal. beach. I think it would have been neat to see this place when it was thriving. doing a remote here would have surely been an experience.


Last:
McCloskey
First:
Dennis
From:
NASAA
Email:
dlmccloskey@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
27 Oct 2003
Time:
18:27

Comments

After 32 years, I finally found ASA and Shemya info! It will take me weeks to view all the info and sites. Great job! I am re-living my time from 1968-1972. I will join one of the ASA groups to stay informed. It was a shock to hear of the name changes of Shemya and the reorgs. of ASA. Thanks.


Last:
majoch
First:
tim
From:
???
Email:
tmajoch@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
28 Oct 2003
Time:
23:22

Comments

thanks for the trip down memory lane. was there for year1969 @det205 and hyave a small fishing float to show for my time there


Last:
majoch
First:
tim
From:
???
Email:
tmajoch@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
n/a
Remote User:
Date:
28 Oct 2003
Time:
23:22

Comments

thanks for the trip down memory lane. was there for year1969 @det205 and hyave a small fishing float to show for my time there


Last:
Price
First:
John
From:
Chandler, Az.
Email:
john@tinyteach.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
29 Oct 2003
Time:
19:10

Comments

Served in the Airforce on Shemya Nov. 1962 to Nov 1963. GCA radar maintenance.


Last:
Lotz
First:
Carl L.
From:
Germany
Email:
karlludwig.lotz@zuum-net.de
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
30 Oct 2003
Time:
17:57

Comments

Hallo friends, on the far away rock! I am a retiree with 38 years of service in ATC for US Army aviation in Germany. Many of the USAF folks, I worked with, got an assignment to Shemya and cried bitter tears. I now spend the third night on your homepage, and I think, it is great and informative. I feel, the netmasters spend some of their heart blood, to create it. I live 10 000 Miles away from you, but I will be pleased, to pay you a visit in the future. Good bless the freedom workers in the far away Pacific Ocean. Carl L Lotz In den Furtwiesen 12 D-69181 Leimen


Last:
Hicks
First:
Terry
From:
New Mexico
Email:
t_hicks1@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Nov 2003
Time:
11:35

Comments

I was an Army ASA O5K stationed on Shemya from July 1967 through June 1968. I remember Boozer(II?) and the Shemya Plug, Bridge to Nowhere, the Million-dollar dump, all those left over WWII bomb canisters and 30 gallon drums. Also those days on KP serving those Air Force guys that I outranked!


Last:
Griggs
First:
James J
From:
North Little Rock
Email:
LaCowboy26@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
02 Nov 2003
Time:
23:26

Comments

Nostalgic memories going back to the 329th Sta Hosp and the 404th Bomber and 58th Fighter. Was there from late 45 til Apr 47. Helped close the underground 328th Station Hosp over on Attu boarded up after the 1943 battle and inventoried salvageable items on Kiska and Amchitka.


Last:
ALT
First:
ELDON
From:
AUSTIN, TEXAS
Email:
PALT@MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU
WebsiteURL:
APPRECIATED
Remote User:
Date:
03 Nov 2003
Time:
20:53

Comments

My father was stationed at Shemya around 1968 - 1969. I was about 6 years old and when he returned from Shemya Alaska he was different. We as a family got stationed in Misawa ... Does anyone have any information or remember being station at Shemya Alaska with a Ssgt. Eldon Alt? Thanks, Pete Alt


Last:
sweeten
First:
brian
From:
arkansas
Email:
bdog488@cox-internet
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
03 Nov 2003
Time:
21:31

Comments

Hey is there anybody out there.I haven't seen a update in 2 months


Last:
white
First:
anita
From:
kamloops
Email:
awhite@shaw.ca
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
04 Nov 2003
Time:
22:01

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Last:
Balina
First:
Mike
From:
Cleveland, Ohio
Email:
mbalina@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Nov 2003
Time:
02:01

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from Jan 1969-1970. Unfortunately, I arrived the day after Boozer’s funeral. Heard so many great stories about him, sure wish I could have known him. Worked a few months in the orderly room before being assigned to the Civil Engineering group. Although we couldn’t wait to get back to the real world, we brought back with us some great memories. I still remember the Russian flyover, beachcombing for glass balls, the whale that washed on shore, Reeves landing during a blinding storm, midnight chow, powdered eggs, and the phrase “There’s a woman behind every tree on Shemya”. Never did find those trees. Bought my first 35mm while stationed there and took a lot of slides, including some photos of the archbishop when he visited. Remember the old metro trucks that couldn’t stand the high winds? Best wishes to all those who spent time on “The Rock”. Great site, keep up the good work.


Last:
Balina
First:
Mike
From:
Cleveland, Ohio
Email:
mbalina@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Nov 2003
Time:
02:20

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from Jan 1969-1970. Unfortunately, I arrived the day after Boozer’s funeral. Heard so many great stories about him, sure wish I could have known him. Worked a few months in the orderly room before being assigned to the Civil Engineering group. Although we couldn’t wait to get back to the real world, we brought back with us some great memories. I still remember the Russian flyover, beachcombing for glass balls, the whale that washed on shore, Reeves landing during a blinding storm, midnight chow, powdered eggs, and the phrase “There’s a woman behind every tree on Shemya”. Never did find those trees. Bought my first 35mm while stationed there and took a lot of slides, including some photos of the archbishop when he visited. Remember the old metro trucks that couldn’t stand the high winds? Best wishes to all those who spent time on “The Rock”. Great site, keep up the good work.


Last:
Balina
First:
Mike
From:
Cleveland, Ohio
Email:
mbalina@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Nov 2003
Time:
02:21

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from Jan 1969-1970. Unfortunately, I arrived the day after Boozer’s funeral. Heard so many great stories about him, sure wish I could have known him. Worked a few months in the orderly room before being assigned to the Civil Engineering group. Although we couldn’t wait to get back to the real world, we brought back with us some great memories. I still remember the Russian flyover, beachcombing for glass balls, the whale that washed on shore, Reeves landing during a blinding storm, midnight chow, powdered eggs, and the phrase “There’s a woman behind every tree on Shemya”. Never did find those trees. Bought my first 35mm while stationed there and took a lot of slides, including some photos of the archbishop when he visited. Remember the old metro trucks that couldn’t stand the high winds? Best wishes to all those who spent time on “The Rock”. Great site, keep up the good work.


Last:
powell
First:
ambrose
From:
asheville nc
Email:
dadorbi@charter.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Nov 2003
Time:
14:15

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Last:
Kowalske
First:
Jack
From:
Springfield, MIssouri
Email:
legal@rocketmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 Nov 2003
Time:
19:49

Comments

16th Sur - 1976-77 - 205 Was still there when GE "powered down" the FPS-17/80 in August 77 when Cobra Dane became fully operational (ready or not)


Last:
Ginter-Barlow
First:
Laurel
From:
Pahrump, Nevada
Email:
mslulu_2000@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Nov 2003
Time:
13:04

Comments


Last:
Ginter-Barlow
First:
Laurel
From:
Pahrump, NV
Email:
mslulu_2000@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Nov 2003
Time:
13:05

Comments

was reading about my brother Captain Loren O. Ginter


Last:
Rider
First:
Chuck
From:
Pioneer, CA
Email:
rider@cdepot.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
09 Nov 2003
Time:
03:18

Comments

In 1962 I was a civilian field engineer working with the ASA and the Navy. We has recon equipment installed in a A3D aircraft and our mission was to intercept telemetry signals from re-entering extended range Soviet missiles. I was quartered in the In-Flight Hotel and was there for about three months, The island is a beautiful place and when I wasn't flying in the A3D, I had a good time. Everyone lived in what was called the 'Composite Building'. The only place that wasn't in the Composite building was the EM club. Also, one of the things I remember was Boozer! What a character he was!


Last:
Fiorello
First:
Robert
From:
Tampa, Florida
Email:
BoJoFi1@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
10 Nov 2003
Time:
21:47

Comments

Being stationed on the "Rock" doesn't give me any special privileges because I have had only one responce to my several messages. I can't imagine people that have PC's are not leaving word on the WEB Site attempting to get in touch with others that may have a little something in common. Of all the people that I came in contact with during that special year in my life, I can't believe that not one has come through with a reply. The only responce was a fellow that was interested in the "diggings" that some of us did in looking for different artifacts that belonged to that part of the world. Not being an archeologist I did not recognize anything that remotely attributed to the dark ages. Anyway, I am still hoping that someone out there will recognize my name and perhaps drop me a line. Just to remind everyone, I was assigned to the Unit Supply Section, as an Operating Location under the Base Supply Unit at Elmendorf. I arrived in June 1970 and depated right after the yearly supply barge arrived in June 1971. Capt, Henderson and I monitored the unloading and storage of all supplies during that period.


Last:
Lyon
First:
Larry
From:
Pittsburg, Texas
Email:
llyon@pilgrimspride.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
12 Nov 2003
Time:
11:56

Comments

Stationed on Shemya Apr 63 to Apr 64. USAFSS (ditty bop), but worked in the DF Shack. Remember the movies, NCO Club, Boozer, no women, lots of wind, and the earthquake. Thought it was the pits then, but would love to go back now. Would love to correspond with anyone stationed there during this period.


Last:
HAYES
First:
DAVID(CESS) V.M.
From:
EMPLOYED (CESS)
Email:
davidhayes1943@alaska.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Nov 2003
Time:
16:07

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Last:
carter
First:
billt
From:
ARLINGTON,WASHINGTON
Email:
billcarter2000@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
15 Nov 2003
Time:
05:49

Comments

HI ,THANKS FOR THE SITE. I USED TO GO tdy FROM ELMENDORF ON C130'4 FROM THE 43 AMU. WHAT A ROCK...ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE LADIES THAT WERE THERE WERE WEALTHY ONES WHEN THEY LEFT...SUPRISINGLY THE FOOD WAS ALWAYS THE BEST.... TSGT WILIIAM T. CARTER...


Last:
Reisweber
First:
Jim
From:
Vienna, VA
Email:
jim.reisweber@verizon.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
18 Nov 2003
Time:
15:39

Comments

I was at the 6981st as a 292x1 (dittybop) '70 - '73. One glorious two-week TDY on the Rock. Great website.


Last:
Barnas
First:
John J.
From:
Pennsylvania
Email:
Barnas1@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 Nov 2003
Time:
09:11

Comments

GE contrator employee: SpaceTracker Bubble Supervior from June 1965 to June 1966. Pulled the pin after one year on the island.


Last:
Dessen
First:
Fredrick ("Rick")
From:
Spanaway, Wa
Email:
dessen@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
22 Nov 2003
Time:
19:40

Comments

July 1984-July 1985 Attached to 16th Surveillance Squadron My worst and best assignment. Would like to go back and explore the island again and catch haibut off the dock. But it would have to be for just a week this time.


Last:
Wilson
First:
Dale
From:
Yorktown, VA
Email:
dalewilson2@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
24 Nov 2003
Time:
00:07

Comments

I was stationed on the rock from May 73 to June 74 as an 05H. I have thought about my time on the Rock many times over the years, in retrospect it was a great and wonderful time.


Last:
knight
First:
walter
From:
mi
Email:
whk23@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
24 Nov 2003
Time:
16:44

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Last:
Patoni
First:
Robert A. (Bob)
From:
Tempe, Arizona
Email:
rapatoni@mindspring.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
25 Nov 2003
Time:
15:52

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from June of 1964 through April of 1965 as voice intercept analyst (USAFSS). Interested in contacting others who were stationed there at the same time. I was the first to pick up, record, analyze and report to NSA, significant voice intercept of two Soviet TU-16's conducting ELINT collection operations against stations in the area. I remember the USO shows (LOOK! THEY ACTUALLY BROUGHT WOMEN!!) and the friendly Malemute; "Boozer". Would like to hear from others serving on the "Rock" during that period.


Last:
Patoni
First:
Robert A. (Bob)
From:
Tempe, Arizona
Email:
rapatoni@mindspring.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
25 Nov 2003
Time:
15:52

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from June of 1964 through April of 1965 as voice intercept analyst (USAFSS). Interested in contacting others who were stationed there at the same time. I was the first to pick up, record, analyze and report to NSA, significant voice intercept of two Soviet TU-16's conducting ELINT collection operations against stations in the area. I remember the USO shows (LOOK! THEY ACTUALLY BROUGHT WOMEN!!) and the friendly Malemute; "Boozer". Would like to hear from others serving on the "Rock" during that period.


Last:
Bratman
First:
Robert
From:
Wales, U.K.
Email:
RBratman@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
None
Remote User:
Date:
26 Nov 2003
Time:
00:35

Comments

About Shemya----in December, 1953, on my way to my ship off Korea, I flew from Travis AFB to Elmendorf AFB to Shemya to Japan. Shemya was a refueling stop and when we got there the weather was foul and the water pipes in the BOQ were frozen, so we officers were directed to the sergeant's mess for pit stop and refreshment. While there I happened to read the bulletin board where the minutes of club meetings were posted. As I remember, after 50 years, it went something like this--"Sergeants X and Y were suspended for fighting. X for 30 days; Y for 60 days for pulling a knife on X. And Sergeant Z was suspended for 30 days for egging them on."


Last:
Cofer
First:
Don
From:
warner robins, ga
Email:
don.cofer@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
29 Nov 2003
Time:
22:18

Comments

May 82 - May 83


Last:
Bronson
First:
Craig
From:
Virginia
Email:
craigbronson@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Dec 2003
Time:
10:32

Comments

Was the Bartender for Hell 1989 - 1990 and spent most of my time on one side of Club 365 or the other with Carl Pops and the boys from Raytheon. I only THOUGHT I knew how to drink until I got there. Would love to hear from anyone from around that timeframe. Although Most of the CE people didn't even know what computers were back then, Hopefully they do now - Hey SMSGT Don Holland - "I've got a KEY!"


Last:
Bronson
First:
Craig
From:
Virginia
Email:
craigbronson@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
01 Dec 2003
Time:
11:25

Comments

Was the Bartender for Hell 1989 - 1990 and spent most of my time on one side of Club 365 or the other with Carl Pops and the boys from Raytheon. I only THOUGHT I knew how to drink until I got there. Would love to hear from anyone from around that timeframe. Although Most of the CE people didn't even know what computers were back then, Hopefully they do now - Hey SMSGT Don Holland - "I've got a KEY!"


Last:
Alleman
First:
David
From:
Knoxville, TN
Email:
tennessee_craig@knology.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Dec 2003
Time:
14:30

Comments

I Spent 6 weeks on Shemya in 1970 for the USAFSS. They wanted me to go back to Shemya for a whole year, but I chose civilian life instead, after 8 years in USAF, and a Vietnam Vet (1968 Cantho). I chose the island for volunteer duty in 1970 to help me GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING, so I could decide wheather to re-enlist and make a career, or to return to civilian life....So, SHEMYA helped shape my future. I continue supportative of all those that give of their lives to serve on that island, SHEMYA. I salute you all !!! I Now serve with the East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard, and give military funerals to honorably discharged veterans. Very rewarding. Good luck and God's blessings to all my SHEMYA friends. Thank you for this enjoyable web site. David Alleman, TSgt, USAF East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard


Last:
BLANCHARD
First:
W. THOMAS
From:
FT. BELVOIR, VA
Email:
cw3blanchard@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
03 Dec 2003
Time:
11:16

Comments

Great to see these pages and others about the Shemy experience.


Last:
Hicks
First:
Terry
From:
New Mexico, formerly from N. Il
Email:
warrant263@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
www.asa-retiree.com
Remote User:
Date:
04 Dec 2003
Time:
17:42

Comments

Here's a new web site I did that has a Shemya hyperlink on it, and also includes hyperlinks on my experiences in the ASA from 1966 to 1970, at Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Devens, Shemya, Vint Hill Farms, Kangew Station, Beirut, & @ Fort Wadsworth ETC.


Last:
Morris
First:
Carson
From:
Virginia
Email:
ccmorris@direcway.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Dec 2003
Time:
14:36

Comments

I flew into Shemya from Adak in 07.57 when we moved Det. A, USASAAL to become the 281st USASA Co. Had Boozer cradled in my arms the whole way as he didn't like the C124 - he was a heavy load then. This was his second trip to Shemya as I had him along on an ASA survey in '56. He was born outside of Gambel [or maybe it was Savoonga] on St. Lawrence Island in '55. He didn't get this name until landing at Adak when Laddie Wright, the Reeves Aleutian Airlines stationmaster said he looked like another Malamute that was there after WWII. Greatest friend anyone could have & the most dedicate & ferocious guard who knew only one General Order - Repel!. He guarded our Ops shelter from all intruders including the HQ-ASA & the Adak Navy bureaucracy [term not to include the good guys at NavComSta-ADak or the Coasties at Clam Lagoon Loran Station]. The Det. CO, CWO Charles Smith, made him a SP2 with offical orders & accorded 'all rations & privileges'. When we PCS'd to shemya I also brought a little white & black Heinz '57 named Squirt. As a morale booster, only the NWA stew, Princess, came close to Boozer. If any are interested in or have info or know folks on Adak or Shemya in '56-'58 let me know at: ccmorris@direcway.com.


Last:
LEVY
First:
RICK
From:
PLAINFIELD, VERMONT
Email:
ricklevy@sover.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
10 Dec 2003
Time:
13:43

Comments

I was on Shemya in 1960-61 with the US Army 281st Special Operation Unit. When I arrived, 9/60, I and the rest of the troops, USA and USAF, were living in quonset huts built in a ditch in the tundra. About 4 months later, the large dorm building was occupied. Boozer, when I got there, was a large white Malamute dog, and our shoulder patch was a white polar bear with lightening bolts in its jaws. It was a terrible place to celebrate my 21st birthday, but I have never forgotten it. We used to sign out .22 rifles from special services, go down to the beach and shoot up old .50 ammo which was scattered all over the place. Memories.... Your site is good, but how come no Army stuff, we were there also


Last:
Keran
First:
Michael
From:
Campti, La. 71411
Email:
asstchief@cp-tel.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 Dec 2003
Time:
19:27

Comments

a long year on the rock, but enjoyed the friendships made. will always remember my time on shemya, the good meals we fixed, all the cooks and bakers. watching t.v. with no commercials, and the good times and card games in the smoke house. especially Sgt. Ready, nick martin, and jim starr and of course jim slattery.


Last:
TIMMONS
First:
DONALD
From:
HERMISTON, OREGON
Email:
DONWTIMMONS2000@YAHOO.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Dec 2003
Time:
14:57

Comments

I WAS HAVING TROUBLE MAKING MY COMMENTS ENTER INTO THE GEST BOOK. I WILL TRY AGAIN. THIS IS ONLY A TEST.


Last:
rutigliano
First:
william
From:
brooklyn ny
Email:
bil589@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
13 Dec 2003
Time:
18:53

Comments

stationed on shemya from dec.1946 to april 1947 in the u,s army.


Last:
RUTIGLIANO
First:
WILLIAM
From:
BROOKLYN NEW YORK
Email:
BILRUT589@AOL.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
15 Dec 2003
Time:
13:34

Comments

CORRECTED E-MAIL ADDRESS


Last:
Salmon, Ph.D.
First:
David
From:
Spring, Texas
Email:
david.salmon@ossrisk.com
WebsiteURL:
www.ossrisk.com
Remote User:
Date:
16 Dec 2003
Time:
01:19

Comments

Great site. I was stationed on Shemya during 1961-2, with USASA. Also, served with the Navy in VQ1 on flight status off of the island. Two dogs, Boozer and Neil were there too. As a part time venture several of us ran the local radio station as a part of AFRTS. Favorite song was "Midnight in Moscow". Best regards to all.


Last:
Pryzmenski
First:
Bob a.k.a. Hippie
From:
72-73
Email:
bobpcrna@att.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 Dec 2003
Time:
19:03

Comments

Hey All...Was with GE ANFPS 80 SEGAN..The Bubble.....forget so many names ,,but many memories and faces...where is Leo Caris, Bob Babble,John ?Transmitter leader, Corney ?TOFS ( the other f$%#%^& shift )Leader ..12 hrs on 12 off....what a year.....think this is where I became alcoholic, HA HA.. Drank with Phil Turner a.k.a Luca Borssi of God Father Fame....if I remember correctely he fell off Smoke House stool first.....I awoke on a ladder trying to get into the female rooms on the third floor.....Anyone remember the Wine-A-Thons in the halls...I would get Itilian food and Pistacios sent up to the Rock from Pittsburgh...even spent a few nights in the elivator.......rember Bob Babble getting lead poisoned from his coffee cup he repaired with Epoxy..HA HA.....what about Samoni???.....Fred Allen.....oh well like I said lots of faces and memories.......get back to me ..would love to here from you............Bob


Last:
Hicks
First:
Terry
From:
Surfed on in
Email:
warrant263@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
asa-retiree.com
Remote User:
Date:
18 Dec 2003
Time:
11:55

Comments

I was on Shemya from mid-'67 to mid-'68 in Army ASA -05K-20. I have a new web site if interested, mostly for Army types: asa-retiree-com. Will be updating this site with new image-content every other month or so. Submitted 18 Dec '03.


Last:
Hicks
First:
Terry
From:
Surfed on in
Email:
warrant263@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
asa-retiree.com
Remote User:
Date:
18 Dec 2003
Time:
12:03

Comments

This is a great web site and it really brings back a lot of good memories! I love to read other folks view points and stories as well, regardless of the branch of service. We are all brothers, and on the same team forever! T. H.


Last:
GOLDEN JR.
First:
JOHN J.
From:
DALLAS TX
Email:
JGOLDE7857@AOL.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
19 Dec 2003
Time:
14:59

Comments

I WAS STATION AT SHEMYA 1969-1970 IN THE 2064 COMM SQ, DID WORK AT AAFJOG. IWAS A R36174


Last:
Goden
First:
Bill
From:
Memphis,TN
Email:
wgoden@midsouth.rr.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
19 Dec 2003
Time:
19:06

Comments

I was stationed there in 64-65. I have audio GSA tapes if anyone is interested.


Last:
Brovold
First:
Morris
From:
Colorado Springs, CO
Email:
vike2001@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
20 Dec 2003
Time:
13:36

Comments

I was on this Island paradise from late '52 to early '54... Can't say much other than I was DELIGHTED to leave !!!!! Surrrrrrrrrrrrrre wish there were more pictures of the island... I don't know where the pics I took there are, but they weren't very revealing or informational, anyhoo... If anyone knows where I can see pics of the island from that area, I sure would like to go there and take a peek at them !!!!! :-)


Last:
Brovold
First:
Morris
From:
Colorado Springs, CO
Email:
vike2001@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 Dec 2003
Time:
13:37

Comments

I was on this Island paradise from late '52 to early '54... Can't say much other than I was DELIGHTED to leave !!!!! Surrrrrrrrrrrrrre wish there were more pictures of the island... I don't know where the pics I took there are, but they weren't very revealing or informational, anyhoo... If anyone knows where I can see pics of the island from that area, I sure would like to go there and take a peek at them !!!!! :-)


Last:
Broach
First:
Gary
From:
Opelika, AL
Email:
garyandjoann@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
21 Dec 2003
Time:
01:44

Comments

I was stationed here from Mar 1967 to Mar 1968 with the USAF. Would like to hear from anyone stationed there during this time. I was with the 5073rd, worked in Base supply. Played summer and winter basketball with Mike Norris, Jessie Vorrees, Jim Boylan, Bob Amsrud and was on a Bowling team and worked out with weights (which I still do). I still have my three glass balls I found while beach combing. Let me hear from you. Gary


Last:
Musser
First:
Larry
From:
NC
Email:
muss1064@bellsouth.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
22 Dec 2003
Time:
20:35

Comments

Lived on the rock during the year...1988....working in the weather sq. would love to hear from someone who live and work during this time....


Last:
Staska
First:
Stephen
From:
Shemya
Email:
sstaska@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
27 Dec 2003
Time:
22:48

Comments

I am an engineering technician on Shemya (2003) and have the opportunity to explore the island as part of my job. Though there is little left from WW II, it is interesting to look at the landscape and try to figure out what was here. It helps that I have a number of maps from the war. The pictures and stories in this website are also a help. I am looking forward to the coming year as we recieved a ground penetrating radar system and I get to start mapping underground utilities. I also hope to use the radar to search for the P-38s mentioned at Dan Lange's website. I am pretty sure I have located the burial site after matching the photos to the landscape. With luck I should be able to confirm their location via the radar. Then it is a matter of finding an organization willing to dig them up. Sound like fun? Life on Shemya has it's momemts.


Last:
Moody
First:
Paul
From:
Church Hill ,Tn.
Email:
josh1953@copper.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
29 Dec 2003
Time:
08:41

Comments

Was Station on Shemya, Nov.71-Nov.72 I work in supply.Was so glad to the leave that place. But the wonderful people made it worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Last:
Myers
First:
Robyn
From:
Cape Coral, FL
Email:
ramyers@starband.net
WebsiteURL:
http://swfc.netfirms.com
Remote User:
Date:
30 Dec 2003
Time:
04:18

Comments

Nice site, brings back memories. Was at Shemya from 1987 to 1988, communications center, DANE.


Last:
King
First:
Ricky
From:
Phoenix AZ
Email:
firencrash@cox.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 Dec 2003
Time:
08:49

Comments

It is wonderful to find a site such as this. I was stationed at Shemya from Jan 1994-Jan 1995. It was a hard assignment but by far the best I have ever had during my career. I only wish they would open the island back up so I could finish my career there.


Last:
Guthrie
First:
Gerald ( Jerry)
From:
Tenn.
Email:
jererg@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 Dec 2003
Time:
16:14

Comments


Last:
Guthrie
First:
Gerald ( Jerry)
From:
TN
Email:
jererg@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
30 Dec 2003
Time:
17:09

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Hi!! Great website. I was stationed on the Rock from July 76 to July 77 in the Fire Department. I was originally from MI but now live in Tn. Looking for anyone who remembers me or was there at that time. Keep up the great work. Jerry


Last:
hoesch
First:
richard
From:
surfing usafss sites
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30 Dec 2003
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22:53

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served 1960 to 1964. basic russian at syracuse u 60to 61, voice intcpt operator at 6989th rsm at misawa 61 to 63 after radio school at goodfellow. i'm looking for some info on pete kink who was sent to shemya in december of 61. if anyone has info about him i would appreciate hearing from you. he was also a russian intercept operator.


Last:
hoesch
First:
richard
From:
bethel park pa.
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rhoesch@aol.com
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Date:
30 Dec 2003
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23:08

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I'm looking for some info on Peter Kink. He was a russian voice intercept operator on Shemya from december of 1961 to december of 1962. We attended basic russian at Syracuse U. from sept of 60 to august of 61. I served at 6989th rsm in misawa japan.He was sent there in 62. If someone has any info i'd appreciate hearing from you.


Last:
Zeiters
First:
Doug
From:
Dover AFB
Email:
douglas.zeiters@dover.af.mil
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Date:
31 Dec 2003
Time:
08:56

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Was stationed at Shemya 93-94; had a great time. Would love to hear from the friends I had on the island. I worked as a Mat Controller at the Radar Site for the Supply Squadron. I got away with doing only 9 months due to the ongoing closure at that time.


Last:
Gifford
First:
Homer
From:
Traverse City, MI
Email:
ford26@gtii.com
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Date:
01 Jan 2004
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15:37

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Served on Shemy Jan. 46 until Aug. 46 when I was transferred to Ladd Field, Fairbank, AK. Then to 26 mile field where P-51's were sent out to Shemya. I was with the 344th FTR SQD. I was on Don Austons crew P-38 #307 426910. Would like to hear from anyone that served with me at that time.


Last:
MCEVOY
First:
RICHARD
From:
MASSACHUSETTS
Email:
Richard_P_Mcevoy@raytheon.com
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Date:
02 Jan 2004
Time:
13:37

Last:
MCEVOY
First:
RICHARD
From:
MASSACHUSETTS
Email:
Richard_P_Mcevoy@raytheon.com
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I was stationed on Shemya from Jan 71 to Jan 72. I was NCOIC of the "K" house. Just found the web site today. It brought back a lot of memories.
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Date:
02 Jan 2004
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13:49

Last:
Welton
First:
Walter
From:
McClellanville, SC
Email:
waltwelton@tds.net
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Date:
03 Jan 2004
Time:
06:47

Last:
Welton
First:
Walter E.
From:
McClellanville, SC 29458
Email:
waltwelton@tds.net
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I am a retired CTOC, USN. Got introduced to Shemya on Dec. 12, 1982 and left for Bad Aibling, Germany 365 days later. That was also my first posting for Bendix Field Engineering Corp., from which I subsequently retired. Would have stayed longer on Shemya if I hadn't had a family - the place wan't that bad!
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03 Jan 2004
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07:05

Last:
Welton
First:
Walter E.
From:
McClellanville, SC 29458
Email:
waltwelton@tds.net
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I am a retired CTOC, USN. Got introduced to Shemya on Dec. 12, 1982 and left for Bad Aibling, Germany 365 days later. That was also my first posting for Bendix Field Engineering Corp., from which I subsequently retired. Would have stayed longer on Shemya if I hadn't had a family - the place wan't that bad!
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03 Jan 2004
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07:05

Last:
KIRCH
First:
STEVE
From:
ORMOND BEACH, FL
Email:
PachelbelPugs2@aol.com
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Date:
03 Jan 2004
Time:
14:26

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Worked for GE August 1966 to January 1969 ......administration........data recovery........would like to hear from anyone who was there with me.


Last:
Koch
First:
Bill
From:
Raleigh, NC
Email:
billkoch@aol.com
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Date:
04 Jan 2004
Time:
18:15

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Never stationed at Shemya, but spent several TDYs there. It was a great place to leave. Left there the morning of the earthquake in 1965. I was in charge of Space Object Identification for the 2nd Surveillance Squadron and the 73rd Aerospace Surveillance Wing.


Last:
Goodman
First:
Jordan
From:
65th Fighter Sq
Email:
TheGIVERBIR2001@AOL.COM
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Date:
05 Jan 2004
Time:
19:28

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Sending greeting to all my Air Force Buddies in the 65th Fighter Squadarn


Last:
Trimmer
First:
Robert
From:
NJ
Email:
kimbudt@mindspring.com
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Date:
09 Jan 2004
Time:
14:06

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spent Nov 86-Nov 87 on "The Rock" with 16SURS. My first assignment in the USAF and they send me there! A great first impression. Have to say though, the best bunch of people I have ever been associated with. Miss them all & the wild times at the Cobra Den.


Last:
Masi
First:
Fred
From:
Raymond Maine
Email:
fmasi@maine.rr.com
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10 Jan 2004
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20:27

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Last:
Berzes
First:
Harry
From:
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Email:
hberzes@ci.sierra-vista.az.us
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Date:
14 Jan 2004
Time:
17:05

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USAF Clinic 1974-75 You learn a lot about yourself and what's important in life from a place like Shemya. The long year was made bearable by the close friends and camraderie of even total strangers, we were, after all, in this together! I remember Cobra Dane being built, the seems like weekly games of tag between the RC135's and the Soviets. THe last of AFFMR (AFRTS) on Dec 31, 1994. The "Morning Fog" played for the final time. Thanks to Dr. Lee Jacobs for watching out for me, and letting me record tapes in the lead lined Xray room. Only place on the island to get a clean recording with out the brrr/bzz phase shift from the big antennas being picked up by the heads on the tape deck. Also fond memories of the crazy TDY Doc's, "sick cal's over" let's go fishin' for halibut! Those old 383 Dodge Ambulances dirt tracked pretty good. The 7.4 earthquake really sticks out in my mind. We were playing cards, Carl, Tom, Rick and I, when the small 6.1 hit, Carl, the pride of Southern Cal and worlds biggest USC fan was commenting on how to take cover. About 30 minutes later the big one hit, I remember the ground rolling, the lights going out and it going on and on for it seems like forever. No major casualties, a think someone in the CE bld had a broken arm. Of the 4 of us, only Tom got injured, a cut on the bridge of his nose from the broken ashtray, while ducking under the table for cover. No water to Bldg 600, powdered milk, grapefruit juice and the choice of Carling Black Label or Pear Beer. I remember the 141's billowing orange brake dust because of the loss of runway, they'd replace the brakes and fly them right back out. There was a big crack and a drop in the main runway at about 6,000 feet as a result of the quake. I remember melting snow to flush the toilets, the trips down the cable on the north side, the GE/16th Scope dope smoke house. Thanks to all that made it bearable, and just for the record Colonel D.K. Priester (Base Commander) I did NOT have anything to do with what was growing in the flower pot in your office! Thanks for the website!


Last:
piersen
First:
ronald
From:
prudhoe bay alaska
Email:
rpiersen@hotmail.com
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none
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Date:
17 Jan 2004
Time:
07:17

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i know cdc has the contract at pasy, are any of the previous pmc employee's in existant down their, like pat mcCreedy, or pete trocchiano, just want to say hi to both.


Last:
Colbert
First:
William R (Ray)
From:
El Paso, Texas
Email:
w5xe@juno.com
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Date:
18 Jan 2004
Time:
00:18

Last:
Colbert
First:
William R (Ray)
From:
El Paso, Texas
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w5xe@juno.com
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18 Jan 2004
Time:
00:44

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I have visited the site previously and after a long absence, decided to see if anyone I had previously known had visited. Reading the postings of the old timers and newcomers is equally interesting. I did read a posting from an old friend of 1962-63 time frame as well as one by someone I didn't know but knew an individual I served with - and brought him up to date. Nice to see Andy Anderson's posting about operating the MARS station, which I also did after getting the ok to do so. And one fellow that I mentioned knew Stanley Jureck and I had last talked to Stan before I retired from DEA, when he was at Omaha, flying the rc135's northward. Stan was a Major at that time and probably retired as a Major or Ltc. I was at Shemya from September 1962 to October 1963. worked at AAFJOG as a 292x1, had some personnel from ASA that I worked with and often wonder where they are like Larry Johnson, SP5 at that time, I did run into Joe Welch PFC and he in the 70's was district director of IRS in Albuquerque. Many others I can picture but not recall their name. One, Ray Detry is or was at NSA . Others: Larry Doss, Dave Lowe, Larry Lenz(AP) Jim Gianinni(?), Ferdinand Mulenburg, the poor ASA pfc that had been an Air Force A2c at NE Cape and got involved in the sitdown or standup action- got discharged, enlisted in the Army and sent straight to Shemya. Can't recall his name but there was a SFC that was a night club owner/entertainer in civillian life - was a Russian dialectician and traveled from Chitose to Shemya and was going to another site for another stripe when his tour was up. I went on as a cw op with FBI and after 18 years changed to DEA as a supervisory intercept specialist retiring in December 1996. I remember the P2v squadron, the special air analysis (I think) unit, the Navy A3D's flown by Army personnel that would stop in. Even got to do a walk thru in 1963 - that was a nice treat. I hope to re-visit this site and thank the administrator for making it possible. Shemya and Boozer were experiences that we all shall remember. Ray Colbert El Paso, Tx


Last:
Wier
First:
Craig
From:
Deer Harbor, WA
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craigw@eusers.com
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Date:
18 Jan 2004
Time:
14:40

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I was on the Rock from '63-'64, an Army, Russian linguist, voice-intercept specialist. I edited the base newspaper, The Rag, while I was there. Wonderful site, I had forgotten all about Boozer! Cheers, Craig


Last:
Wier
First:
Craig
From:
Deer Harbor, WA
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craigw@eusers.com
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Date:
18 Jan 2004
Time:
14:40

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I was on the Rock from '63-'64, an Army, Russian linguist, voice-intercept specialist. I edited the base newspaper, The Rag, while I was there. Wonderful site, I had forgotten all about Boozer! Cheers, Craig


Last:
Wier
First:
Craig
From:
Deer Harbor, WA
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craigw@eusers.com
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Date:
18 Jan 2004
Time:
14:41

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I was on the Rock from '63-'64, an Army, Russian linguist, voice-intercept specialist. I edited the base newspaper, The Rag, while I was there. Wonderful site, I had forgotten all about Boozer! Cheers, Craig


Last:
Libby
First:
Robert
From:
Pearland Texas
Email:
txcap44@sbcglobal.net
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Date:
19 Jan 2004
Time:
00:14

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Checked in again : just a few names for you of my group: 1931st deteachment. Co was Capt Willis, I worked, with Ray Anderson on the Heavy Ground Communictions equipment sites. Yea That Old ratty and noisey rtty system to the mainlan and with the northwest radios handleing the traffic south to the islands. Ed Henderson was our terminal tech. I spent a lot of time bouncing the 1959 11/2 ton ford between the snow banks and sleepiong with the transmitter site generator. Natuer had a a nasty habit of knocking out the 1945 to 1950,s era power lines Those sleeping budas did a nice job of keeping the power up for our end of the island. I was supprised to note that the WWII P38 ground crews had no hangers. Only the B 24 groups had hangers. or so it appears. I found the early precision? approch system off the end of the east west runway back in 1960. We had a Civilian GCA group when I was there. BY the way in the spring of 1960 as I remember it.about 02:30 hours Four comand officers ran off the end otf the main runway in a pick up truck. Luck would have it they jumped the ditch on the north side of the runway. if they had been 30 feet to the south. it was 30 some od feet down to the ocean. The North West runway driver and I both agreed that you could not see 30 feet that night. The fog was real thick that night. My nightly transmitter change happened about that time and I never saw any sign of a vehicle. When I was there the MARS station and The Phone switch board were in the same WWII building. The MARSs station had its own rhombic antenna pointed back up the Chain. it seemed to work well. In the era between Korea and NAM things like sputnick happened. But that is another thing.


Last:
Botts
First:
Joseph
From:
Severna Park, MD
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joebotts@comcast.net
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19 Jan 2004
Time:
11:38

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Stationed on Shemya Sept., 1965 - Sept. 1966 Army Security Agency.


Last:
Botts
First:
Joseph
From:
Severna Park, MD
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joebotts@comcast.net
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19 Jan 2004
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11:39

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Stationed on Shemya Sept., 1965 - Sept. 1966 Army Security Agency.


Last:
Vallejos
First:
Rod
From:
Aug 82-83
Email:
takdor@air-internet.com
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20 Jan 2004
Time:
14:17

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Just a quick hello to all that have served on the lovely little isle called "The Rock". Would love to hear from anyone in the 5073 ces. I was a heavy equipment operator and fuels monitor out of hangar 4. My main job was grader operator on the miles of bumpy roads. My room mate and I were the ones that wore our cowboy hats everywhere. Also helped build the the wood pallet structure that later became the bonfire that burned for days. Okie, Kurt, Tsgt Simpson, Tsgt Alvey, B-Lee, Msgt Adkins are some of the names i remember off hand. I later went on to serve at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I remember spending ALOT of time at the Rocker, and the Smoke House (before and after it was painted that awful yellow color.


Last:
Barbour
First:
Edward
From:
July '63 - July '64
Email:
barboured@msn.com
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20 Jan 2004
Time:
20:57

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I was part of Detachment 205, Headquarters Command USAF. I'd like to find a clearer ariel picture that might show the building we occupied


Last:
ZAJAC
First:
OREST 'ANDY'
From:
CT.
Email:
o.zajac@snet.net
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Date:
22 Jan 2004
Time:
10:56

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WAS E-4 IN USAF WEATHER DETACHMENT IN SHEMYA FROM FEB. 1968 TO FEB. 1969. WORKED ON WEATHER RELATED EQUIPMENT ON MAIN RUNWAY. WAS THERE WHEN SAC PLANE ROLLED OFF RUNWAY ON LANDING. LIVED IN HANGER. GREAT SITE YOU HAVE HERE. IF I FIND SOME OF MY OLD PHOTOS, IS IT POSSIBLE TO UPLOAD?


Last:
bullock
First:
chuck
From:
butler mo.
Email:
chas.bullock@att.net
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Date:
24 Jan 2004
Time:
21:29

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TRS mechanic 69-71


Last:
Cagley
First:
Tom
From:
Sep 64 - Sep 65
Email:
tcagley@earthlink.net
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Date:
25 Jan 2004
Time:
19:33

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Was a 98G on the Island and worked in C Ops. Lots of fond memories of friends, but it would take several heavily armed men to ever get me back out there! Remember most the constant fog, Reeves Aluetian airlines, the movie serials and the Tuesday & Saturday mail calls.


Last:
Hicks
First:
Terry
From:
New Mexico
Email:
warrant263@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
http//www.asa-retiree.com
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Date:
26 Jan 2004
Time:
14:00

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Former 05k on Shemya, mid='67 to mid-'68. Retired as a CW3. See my website as posted. Also see Rick Fortney's Kagnew Station Website at: http://www.kagnewstation.com


Last:
Jones
First:
Nancy
From:
Anchorage, Alaska
Email:
barj@gci.net
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Date:
28 Jan 2004
Time:
20:53

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My husband Bill was with the 11th Weather squadron at Elmendorf AFB from 1963 until retirement in '74.... traveled to Shemya quite a bit... We had a neighbor in Anchorage who worked the rock crusher there for many years... named Clay Wilson. My son is on Shemya at present (with a civilian outfit) and he thinks it's great.... he was born and raised in Alaska so maybe that's got something to do with his liking for the island Still lots of little grey fox... weather still changes in a second.... he's experienced wind, rain, hail, snow, blizzard, sunshine, warm, etc., all in a couple of days and he still likes it. I have truly enjoyed reading about the experiences in the messages in your guest book. Have place this in my favorites folder and I'm sure my son will enjoy when he gets back home.


Last:
Tenney
First:
Mark
From:
Wellington, CO
Email:
mark@picturethismt.com
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28 Jan 2004
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23:18

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I was assigned on Shemya AFB, CE 5073 Air Base Group (ACC) from May 1983 to May of 1984. I worked in the plumbing shop as a plumber doing all types of maintenance for the mission. I was lucky to have worked under the guidance of MSgt Fred Simmons (Structural Superintendent) and Major Dennis R. Topper, Commander, 5073 Air Base Group. HOOAH! I have fond memories working (during off-duty) in the ceramic shop as the manager and master crafter. I remember the Cobra Dane, Coke Bottle Beach, Barrel Bay (we cleaned up during my tenure), The Russian grave site (two grave stones just below the Dane), the antenna field (Off Limits), the pier- the large ship which drifted onto shores years earlier, the tank farm and many other areas we tundra trekked. I remember POPS-May he rest in Peace… The “ROCK” was the best short tour of my AF career. I have wonderful memories which I will cherish for the rest of my life, I’m sure of it. Hey! How many of you remember hearing? There’s a women behind every tree…trouble is there are no trees! Remember the club? Tuesday nights—“BINGO” a chance to win a round trip ticket off the island or big bucks $$’s. Lot of fun times and good friends…great fishing too…Japanese blue perch (beer battered-deep fried) Cajun style…spicy!. Retired MSgt 12/31/04.


Last:
Auten
First:
Robert
From:
Lake Tenkiller Oklahoma
Email:
slowpoke@tah-usa.net
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Date:
29 Jan 2004
Time:
15:01

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I had the pleasure of residing on Shemya from November 1961 to November 1962. Was in USAF Security Service as a "203". Remember walking the beaches, feeding the foxes, and , of course, Boozer. I wonder if the 50 cal. we used for "target practice" is still floating around. That year was not one of the high points in my life, but it was better than the year on Okishiri Shima Japan in 1956-57.


Last:
Smith
First:
Jerry ( J R )
From:
Freeport, FL.
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jrsmith39@aol.com
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Date:
01 Feb 2004
Time:
23:44

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I"m the old man that worked at the dane and made rocking chairs out of cans, Would like to hear from anyone there during 88-92. ROCK ON>>>>>


Last:
Smith
First:
Jerry ( J R )
From:
Freeport, FL.
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jrsmith39@aol.com
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01 Feb 2004
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23:44

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I"m the old man that worked at the dane and made rocking chairs out of cans, Would like to hear from anyone there during 88-92. ROCK ON>>>>>


Last:
Brown
First:
Gerald (Gerry)
From:
Retired
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bartonbrwn@aol.com
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Date:
02 Feb 2004
Time:
14:24

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Was on Shemya from Dec 73 to Sept 74. Was 1st Sgt of 6984th Security Service Sqdn.


Last:
reynolds
First:
vern
From:
ov. ca.
Email:
ellynvern@att.net
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Date:
05 Feb 2004
Time:
11:05

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CO L 37 th inf our unit spent several months there after the attu ordeal ,then back to the states .


Last:
Strait
First:
Scott
From:
Iowa
Email:
straits@iowaone.net
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Date:
05 Feb 2004
Time:
12:27

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Stationed on Shemya from 87-88 and worked in the vehicle maintenance shop. Also worked as a janitor in the Dane at night to keep busy. Does anyone have pictures of the Queen Match launch?


Last:
Hiscock
First:
Bruce
From:
Porter Corners, NY
Email:
bhiscock@netheaven.com
WebsiteURL:
www.brucehiscock.com
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Date:
06 Feb 2004
Time:
20:43

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I lived on Shemya during 1952-3. My step-father, George (Murph) Murphy, was crew chief with Northwest Airlines, and my mother, Clara Murphy, joined him there. We lived in one of the few family homes, actually a converted latrine, surrounded by deserted quonset huts, not far from base operations which were located at the western end of the main runway. I was the only kid of school age on the island, and went to 7th grade via correspondence school. I have many fond memories of the island, poking around in the deserted buildings, finding Aleut artifacts on the beach, and of course flying. I recall coming in once and touching down after making several passes by GCA. I could not see the Bardow lights until the tires touched. We flew in DC-4s then, and later, Boeing Stratocruisers. I was a kid who loved to build, and I made myself a small retreat on top of a tundra mound close to the house. The little place was reached by a tunnel made from an old alcohol drum with the ends removed. I had a sign outside that advertised my abilities as a "scientist" etc. I have often wondered if the little place is still there. After my previous shack was blown over, I took care to anchor this one with big screws in the ground and guywires. If anyone knows anything about my place, please drop me a line. I now write and illustrate children's books, often about the Arctic, and invite all of you to visit my website, where there is at least one picture of me on Shemya. Thanks for hosting the site. It brought back many memories. Dad died last October, but his Shemya stories were always favorites in the family.


Last:
NAYLOR
First:
MICHAEL
From:
MINNESOTA
Email:
barntek@hotmail.com
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Date:
08 Feb 2004
Time:
00:22

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I was stationed on Shemya in 1968-70. I was in the ASA and worked at the "Bubble" as a 34D20. The site was a Joint operation group with about half of the crew Army and the other half Air Force. I was assigned trick 2 (THE BIG DEUCE) but was also on call for trick 1 as there were only two of us for five slots a good portion of the time. That was OK as there weren't that many activities to participate in. If anyone remembers the "Bering Pacific Band" that played at the NCO Club for a while until they were deemed subversive by the base commander and not allowed to play again (this same base commander also halted the sale of records in the BX since that was where most of the songs came from) I have to admit that I was a member of this joint operation group (2 Army-2 Air Force). I do remember that the Army Commander thought the whole affair a joke and he stood up for us as well as everyone else at the "Bubble" when he complained to the Base Commander about supper one evening that featured vermicelli with a wonderful meat sauce made with liver. Col. Bart had them send us some food we could eat out to the job site as we were on swings. There are many good memories as well and I woul enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers guys like me and the Slug, Gibbons, Feehily, Wild Bill, Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Boo Bear, Guntzel and all of the other "Bubblites"


Last:
Crane
First:
William
From:
Neenah, Wisconsin
Email:
billcrane@new.rr.com
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Date:
09 Feb 2004
Time:
18:01

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I spent the summer's of 63 & 64 on Shemya as an ASA signal analyst ASA flying with Navy Recon Squadron VQ-1. We flew in A3D's. Our group was ASA 1st Special Activities Detachment 1. We spent almost all of our time in the hanger or in the air. After each flight, I spent many hours in AFFJOG doing priliminary analysis. I didn't get to know many guys on a regular basis. Boozer was there. This is a great site! I found two Navy VQ-1 guys in the guest book and am busy trying to track them down. One of them probably flew with me. I recall the name but can't picture his face. After 40 years of silance, this is really great stuff.


Last:
Wilson
First:
James
From:
Brunswick, Georgia
Email:
Chalybeateman@cs.com
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Date:
15 Feb 2004
Time:
06:12

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I was at Shemya from Dec 66 to Dec 67. Worked in the bubble behind C-ops. What wonderful memories of the people I served with. Lost my wedding band behind C-ops running to catch the bus one night. Worked on my diet while I was there and lost 40 pounds. Roomed with Mike Granoski from TN. I have met at least one old friend from there on this site. Thank you for preserving these memories for us. Great site.


Last:
Lawson
First:
Frank
From:
Newton AL
Email:
kingaws1333@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
N/A
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Date:
15 Feb 2004
Time:
15:54

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I visited the Pearl from summer of 74 to the summer of 75 as a weather observer. It was definitely anything but dull for us weather folks. I didn't get around the island very much but did have several wild and hairy moments. I still laugh when I think of some of the wild things us weather folks got into. Biggest event of my tour was the earthquake in early 75. Registered 6.9 if I remember right and was it wild. Split the runway and left most of the island with no running water from the time of the event until well after I left. Outdoor toiletting on Shemya in the winter made for a wild and wooly moment. Snoopy and Red Baron will always fly in my heart.


Last:
Vincent
First:
Jim ( Vince )
From:
Muncie, IN
Email:
jimvincent101@comcast.net
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Date:
16 Feb 2004
Time:
10:18

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I was a electrician with 5073 CES From March 70 to Feb 71. I have been in contact with Dick Schaefer, Jerry Pelt, Larry Goff, Terry Guthrie, and Ed Mooney since leaving the rock. It would be great to hear from any of our fellow inmates.


Last:
owerri
First:
asaba
From:
aba
Email:
homeboy_owerri_asaba@aba.us
WebsiteURL:
http://www.hommynews.us
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Date:
18 Feb 2004
Time:
08:23

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i love your web site. keep it up


Last:
Wise
First:
Robert
From:
Golden, Colorado
Email:
rlwlaw@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
22 Feb 2004
Time:
14:16

Comments

Great job on the web site. Brings back many memories. Was stationed there 1957/1958 with the Army Security Agency. We moved from Adak in Fall of 1957 to Shemya and brough Boozer, the Husky with us. Good to know Boozer has a recognized place in history.


Last:
zabka
First:
joseph
From:
North carolina
Email:
jzabka@vnet.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
23 Feb 2004
Time:
10:42

Comments

Trying to get a machinist job there ,23 Feb. 04, just applied for it. I use to live in Connecticut, Now i'm 59 years old ,with a lot of experience fixing thing,, HOPE THE HELL THEY HIRE ME.. I fished for king salmon some years ago ,,LOVED IT. Now that the family is all grown up I can do this ,, HOPE TO BE HIRED . Joe


Last:
Hunter
First:
Steve
From:
Franklin, Ohio
Email:
steveh333777@msn.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
23 Feb 2004
Time:
22:11

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I was in the Air Force stationed at Shemya in 1971-1972. I was a 292 and worked at the security sight. Before I ever went into the service, my next door neighbor was in the Air Force, home on leave, and told me about this place he was at where it seemed like you were forgotten for one year. He said, "you don't ever want to go there". Yes, he had been at Shemya also. What are the odds that I would get stationed at such a remote station as he. Well, I did. To be honest, I never have regretted those days and the friends I met that year. I was glad to get off there though and on to Misawa, Japan to finish my tour.


Last:
Asaba
First:
Owerri
From:
lagos
Email:
homeboy_owerri_asaba@aba.us
WebsiteURL:
http://www.hommynews.us
Remote User:
Date:
24 Feb 2004
Time:
14:18

Comments

i love this page. keep it up


Last:
lance
First:
darin
From:
1991-1992
Email:
kasylance@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
26 Feb 2004
Time:
18:44

Comments

I was assigned to the 5073 sp squadron. It seems like a 100 years ago yet only yesterday. I am writing to ind out who has the civilian contracts on the Rock. I am now a heavy industry pipe welder and pipe fiter and would like to take another go around at the rock, but this time only for the summer. Any leads on the civilian contractors would be appreciated. thanks..


Last:
Denhard
First:
Richard
From:
St Petersburg Fl
Email:
Halfdawg98@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
None
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Date:
28 Feb 2004
Time:
20:47

Comments

My tour was Nov 93 to Nov 94. I worked in the Vehicle Operations Flitght of the 673rd Trans Sq. Looking back it was a good experence being there and I met some great people. I can remember Pops falling asleep at the NCO Club and Crazy Mark with his burnt parka. We had a bad snow storm during my tour. Then there was Charlie that ran the Chow hall. The gym was great and the long walks on the black pearl beaches. If antone that was there wants to e-mail me feel free


Last:
Erdeljac
First:
Don
From:
Pittsburgh, PA
Email:
space_trackers@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
http://www.geocities.com/space_trackers/spacetrack.html
Remote User:
Date:
02 Mar 2004
Time:
22:42

Comments

I worked under contract with General Electric Spacetrack - Heavy Military - out of Syracuse, New York. My date range for service was 1973 - 1981. My goal is to establish a source of information and connection for people having past involvement with General Electric Spacetrack operations around the globe. I'm searching for those involved with General Electric Spacetrack in places such as Shemya "The Rock" Black Pearl of the Aleutians or Diyarbakir "The Duck" PCDI - Pirinclik Common Defense Installation near Diyarbakir, Turkey. Interested parties will include but are not limited to Air Force Operations such as 16th Surveillance Squadron of Shemya, TUSLOG Detachment 8 of PCDI, General Electric, Boeing Operations, Halliburton Oil, etc. Site locations include Shemya Alaska, Diyarbakir Turkey, Ko Kha Thailand, Philippines. If you would like to be part of this "SpaceTracker's Info Center" do one or more of the following: 1. Send us email 2. Join space_tracker group in Yahoo 3. Sign Guest Book; give contact info (visit our website) 4. Call Don at 412 486 9292 (Pgh. PA) 5. US Mail to: Don Erdeljac, 112 Scott Ave, Glenshaw, PA 15116 - be listed as a contact so others may find you, rediscover old friends, exchange pictures, stories, post messages and chat...Thanks for taking the time to read this and good luck!


Last:
Miller
First:
Ryan
From:
Anchorage
Email:
rybred8081@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
04 Mar 2004
Time:
01:50

Comments

I was supposed to be in Shemya today 3-2-04, but the c-130 we were flying in had a fuel tank problem that was discovered in King Salmon.I going out there to do some law enforcement. Six weeks on and six weeks off thats our duration out there. This will be my first trip there and your site gave me a alot of in site on the island thank you Ryan


Last:
mcdowell
First:
arthur
From:
aviano
Email:
arthur.mcdowell@aviano.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
04 Mar 2004
Time:
07:21

Comments

i was there 93-94


Last:
Vilt
First:
Darryl A.
From:
Waseca, Minnesota
Email:
dvilt@clear.lakes.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
07 Mar 2004
Time:
18:29

Comments

I was stationed on Shemya from 1957 to 1958, a total of 9 months. A group of us came from Wildwood Station in Kenai. The site brings back a lot of fond memories and a few heartaches as well. Thanks for getting it online. Sincerely, Darryl A. Vilt, alias 'Butch'


Last:
Weston
First:
Michael
From:
Denver, CO
Email:
mweston@peakpeak.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
08 Mar 2004
Time:
23:06

Comments

Stationed on Shemya in 1964-65 with the 79th ASA SOU.


Last:
McConnell
First:
Terry
From:
Rolla, Missouri
Email:
tmm@fidnet.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
09 Mar 2004
Time:
15:11

Comments

Very nice site, good to get some information about the island before I go to work out there the first of april, 2004.


Last:
mullen
First:
gary
From:
norwood massachusetts
Email:
zrcat@norwoodlight.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
09 Mar 2004
Time:
17:45

Comments

I was stationed on the rock 1972 - 1973 as an army ASA 05k. i was there when bob hope's plane made an unscheduled landing on his way to nam. he kindly put on a show for us and what a treat it was. I was always a great fan of his anyway. I also first learned to play raquetball there, I've been playing the game ever since.My old roommate was clyde tarver from alabama. Hey lyde if your out there give me a buzz.


Last:
Ryan
First:
Rc Airplane lover
From:
Alma MI
Email:
rcairplanner48801@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
16 Mar 2004
Time:
10:50

Comments

I'm 15 years old and just geting in to flying. My grandpa is geting my cuzen and I in to it. I would like some advice on flying if I could get some. You can email me at rcairplanner48801@yahoo.com and the advice will be greatly taken. Thank you, New Rc'er


Last:
Hamilton
First:
Brad
From:
Ann Arbor,MI
Email:
goldenluci@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
18 Mar 2004
Time:
08:35

Comments

I was on Shemya in 1973


Last:
Guillory
First:
Paul
From:
..
Email:
paulg@usa.com
WebsiteURL:
..
Remote User:
Date:
21 Mar 2004
Time:
13:13

Comments

I was at Shemya from mid 1977 - mid 1978. I was airforce working in the post office. At first I couldn't believe the AF would do this to me, I was 23 and wide-eyed. Was very popular on mail days and at the bar. Had good times and bad times but only think back to the good times.


Last:
WILKES
First:
TERRY
From:
CLEAR AFS AK
Email:
terry.wilkes@clear.af.mil
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
21 Mar 2004
Time:
18:00

Comments

Great site! Very interesting reading. I spent time on Adak. A lot of history there also. Retired from the Air Force, never made anyone important made enough to send me to Shemya, so I never got to see the "ROCK". At the time of this writing though I have two children working for a civilain contractor on the Island. They have a hard time doing the normal work rotation of 90 days or less. It's hard to imagine two years there with no rotation in sight. Those were some hardy individuals out there during that period.


Last:
Macionski
First:
Larry
From:
Hampton Falls, NH
Email:
w8lm@arrl.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
22 Mar 2004
Time:
19:51

Comments

I was there in '76-'77 working with GE Heavy Military. We shut down the AN/FPS 17 and AN/FPS 80 radars. I used to spend lot's of time at KL7FBI HamRadio Station. I was one of the few who had contacts with the outside world. Memories are like I left yesterday.


Last:
Debra
First:
Krug
From:
Nenana, AK
Email:
debbykrug@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
23 Mar 2004
Time:
08:15

Comments

Thank you for the wonderful info. My Husbad will be having his 1st experence come April. He will be seeing the history of this island & working there. I just fear for his flight. He's only flown twice in his life. Sorry to ramble.... Your web site IS WONDERFUL and so full of Information. I have passed it on to our Grandchildren. History must be kept alive.Thanks again. Deb Thanks once again! Debby


Last:
Norris
First:
Thomas
From:
Washington DC
Email:
tkcnorris@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
25 Mar 2004
Time:
13:05

Comments

I was a guest at Shemya from September 1974 thru October 1975. The Air Force gave me an extra month so I could get a good feel of the place. I was lucky enough to experience a 7.2 earthquake during February 1975. I like the web site. Shemya is like a fungus it grows on you.


Last:
Norris
First:
Thomas
From:
Washington DC
Email:
tkcnorris@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
25 Mar 2004
Time:
13:06

Comments

I was a guest at Shemya from September 1974 thru October 1975. The Air Force gave me an extra month so I could get a good feel of the place. I was lucky enough to experience a 7.2 earthquake during February 1975. I like the web site. Shemya is like a fungus it grows on you.


Last:
Colbert
First:
Ray
From:
El Paso, Texas
Email:
w5xe@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Mar 2004
Time:
19:03

Comments

Haven't visited in a few weeks, just read the posty by William Crane and his visits to Shemya. I remember at least one visit during the summer of 1963 and some of us from AAFJOG got to go aboard the A3D's for a look around. Talk about crowded. I eventually ended up with a couple of the G-133 receivers like used on board, but remember the almost all services cooperation that we had out on the rock. Most of the names posted I don't remember, not many from the 62-63 time period, but enjoy reading the exploits of all to, on and from the island. Someone mentioned the TU-16 missions in the area, not quite as exciting as having an M-type fly right over the south end of the runway, or go out in the morning after a mid shift to see a Russian fishing fleet almost completely surrounding the island, then departing westward as the P2V squadron became airborne. tho it was a isolated tour, I had the advantage of working with Andy Anderson at the KL7FBI MARS- Ham station, made a lot of phone patches for a lot of the fellows stationed there. Even gave a couple of ham tests while there. One to George Dillard who came to Shemya from Persharwar Pakistan(?), the other test I don't remember. Other notables were Dale Malone who came there from Turkey, and many others. As my memory brings things up, I may try to post more from that time period. Ray Colbert El Paso, Tx


Last:
Ronald
First:
Long
From:
Tacoma,Washington.
Email:
ronald.w.long@boeing.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
30 Mar 2004
Time:
11:07

Last:
Lovick
First:
Daniel
From:
Monterey, California
Email:
dlovick1@earthlink.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
01 Apr 2004
Time:
02:50

Comments

I was on Shemya for most of 1960 in USAFSS. I wish I could visit it again. Web sites like yours are probably the closest I will ever be to where I spent my 20th year.


Last:
Long
First:
Ronald
From:
Tacoma, Wash.
Email:
ronald.w.long@boeing.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Apr 2004
Time:
13:24

Last:
Clark
First:
Roger
From:
Surprise, AZ
Email:
RogandEva@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
05 Apr 2004
Time:
19:12

Comments

I was there from Jul 58 to Dec 58. It’s been a couple of years since I last posted so I’ll do it again. Only spent 6 months there because of the year at Elmendorf. I was supposed to be home in time for Christmas but the plane coming out to Shemya crashed on Dec 21, 1958 and all aboard were killed. I was there when we moved from the NW Airlines dining hall to our own. Best chow I ever had in the AF. Friday’s was always Clam chowder for lunch and steak & ice cream for dinner. I was also there when the AFSS and ASA combined. We were in the AACS shack and moved to a new Ops building where we were separated from ASA by a closed door; they later opened it. I worked for TSgt Willie (the actor) Sutton. The Ops OIC was a Capt A. J. Belisle (sp) and the Commander was a Maj. Harriger. The guys I worked with were Jerry Freeman, Al Lorentzen, George Dusenbury, Al Cleaver, Ken Chaussee and Ken Brock plus a whole bunch I can’t remember. If this rings any bells with anyone, I sure like to hear from you.


Last:
Jornet
First:
Stephen
From:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Email:
sjornet@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
None
Remote User:
Date:
06 Apr 2004
Time:
10:19

Comments

Great website! I was stationed at Shemya from 1980-1981 and this website brought back a lot of memories.


Last:
Wheeler
First:
C. Paul
From:
Zillah, WA
Email:
cpaulw@earthlink.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
06 Apr 2004
Time:
18:39

Comments

I was station there on Shemya from May 73 thru May of 74. Worked in the Air Operations unit, with the USAF. Will share some photos with you. This was both the worst, and in some ways best year of my life--thanks to those who served there with me. I was also the chapel organist for a while, working with Lee Binkley, choirmaster. Thanks for the memories!


Last:
GREGORY
First:
DAVID
From:
COLORADO
Email:
PDISPATCH@AOL.COM
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
09 Apr 2004
Time:
03:25

Comments

Served on the "ROCK" Nov74 thru Nov 75. as a Power Plant Operator. Did not know Crazy Mark at that time, but worked with him at Clear AFS Power Plant in 1995. Would like to go back to Shemya for a day to see all the changes.


Last:
Thomas
First:
Bruce
From:
Washington, DC
Email:
bkthomas1950@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
10 Apr 2004
Time:
22:46

Comments

great trip down memory lane... circa AUG 73-74 for me... thanks... Bruce Thomas, Washington DC


Last:
Cohen
First:
Steven
From:
Monroe Township, New Jersey
Email:
Steve.M.Cohen@abc.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
15 Apr 2004
Time:
08:37

Comments

Was in the USAF & stationed at Shemya Dec 62-Dec 63 assigned to the 6984th Comm Squadron...It was a year in "hell" at the time...I remember living in the composite building, taking the bus to work each day (with Boozer riding each time)...There was a movie theatre & a bowling alley (with 2 lanes)...Did alot of beach-combing & playing cards...Made many friends while I was there of which I wish I would have kept in touch with...From Shemya, I was assigned to McGuire AFB in NJ (my 1st choice) where I finished my military obligation...If there is anyone who might have been stationed at Shemya at the same time I was & might remember me, send me an e-mail & I will respond...


Last:
Clark
First:
Dennis
From:
Oklahoma City
Email:
dccokc@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
16 Apr 2004
Time:
15:07

Comments

Hey everyone there is a Shemya Egroup at yahoo groups


Last:
Jay
First:
Collert
From:
Houston, TX
Email:
jcollert@sbcglobal.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
17 Apr 2004
Time:
09:46

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya June 1982-1983. It was a tough assignment, but one where I learned much. I was a water and wastewater troop. We had a water treatment plant, sludge lagoon, and an incinerator. I haven't seen anything about the Mayor of Shemya, who was referred to as Pops who drove the garbage truck, but I can't remember his name. Nor "Crazy Mark" who ran the incinerator.


Last:
Bevans
First:
David
From:
California
Email:
damerlin@pacbell.net
WebsiteURL:
home.pacbell.net/damerlin
Remote User:
Date:
19 Apr 2004
Time:
22:19

Comments

Served on the rock from 1987-1988. Had lots of fun chasing snow and ice. Digging trucks out of the snow and trying to get the Blue Foxes to quit making a mess.


Last:
Moloch
First:
Robert
From:
Kokomo, Indiana
Email:
rlmoloch@netzero.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
20 Apr 2004
Time:
18:28

Comments


Last:
Moloch
First:
Robert
From:
Kokomo, Indiana
Email:
rlmoloch@netzero.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
20 Apr 2004
Time:
18:29

Comments


Last:
Moloch
First:
Robert
From:
Kokomo, Indiana
Email:
rlmoloch@netzero.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 Apr 2004
Time:
18:33

Comments

I was stationed with the USAFSS from September, 1963 til May, 1964. I have yet to explore this website thoroughly. I hope to see pictures/read emails from individuals I may have bumped into on the "rock."


Last:
Seminski
First:
Frank
From:
Williamston, Michigan
Email:
fseminski@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 Apr 2004
Time:
22:23

Comments

I have many memories of my year 6/73-6/74 working at AAFJOG on the Rock. I remember the night we all went to DEFCON 2 (Oct. 73) when the Israelis went to the banks of the Suez Canal. I wondered long and hard that night just what would happen to us - 1500 miles from Anchorage and the Alaskan Air Command! I remember Penny, Duke, and Oldtimer. I remain best friends (over 30 years now) with Dale Iverson, a USAF 202 analyst I met while working as an O5K on Clarlie Flight. A year I will definitely never forget.


Last:
mgbada
First:
Guyman
From:
LA CA USA
Email:
mumu19@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
24 Apr 2004
Time:
09:03

Comments

Keep it up, wish you the best. I dey here ooooooo


Last:
Schmidt
First:
Lon
From:
Brainerd MN
Email:
lontammy@charter.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
27 Apr 2004
Time:
07:34

Comments

1972 - 1973 was my vacation time on Shemya with the 2064th comm. Love to hear from anyone there at the time. Most people knew me as (Shitty). Looking for Hondo, sketty eddie, Sisco, and the list goes on.


Last:
Buchanan
First:
Charles
From:
Houston, Texas
Email:
cutter43690@aol.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
28 Apr 2004
Time:
02:16

Comments

Served with the 16th Surv Sq from Sept 77 to Sept. 78. Did not see many entries for people from that era. I do think that I remember the young lady who said she worked in the Dental office.


Last:
Wolfe
First:
Steve
From:
Casper, WY
Email:
swolfe@caspercollege.edu
WebsiteURL:
www.caspercollege.edu
Remote User:
Date:
29 Apr 2004
Time:
21:32

Comments

I served in the 5073rd as an operator in the power plant from '88 to '90. Yeah, a 2-year tour - I tried for a third year but they had to throw me off the island. I wanted to go back there but I ended up leaving the Air Force in '92 - a year after I got back from the Persian Gulf. I actually got a job as a power plant operator in Dutch Harbor (also in the Aleutians) and lived there for 4 years before moving to Wyoming. It was closer to "the Rock," but it just wasn't the same. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think back on my time there. When you leave "the Rock," you take a little piece of it with you that stays with you for the rest of your life. I LOVE the website!


Last:
Wolfe
First:
Steve
From:
Casper, WY
Email:
swolfe@caspercollege.edu
WebsiteURL:
www.caspercollege.edu
Remote User:
Date:
29 Apr 2004
Time:
21:33

Comments

I served in the 5073rd as an operator in the power plant from '88 to '90. Yeah, a 2-year tour - I tried for a third year but they had to throw me off the island. I wanted to go back there but I ended up leaving the Air Force in '92 - a year after I got back from the Persian Gulf. I actually got a job as a power plant operator in Dutch Harbor (also in the Aleutians) and lived there for 4 years before moving to Wyoming. It was closer to "the Rock," but it just wasn't the same. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think back on my time there. When you leave "the Rock," you take a little piece of it with you that stays with you for the rest of your life. I LOVE the website!


Last:
Oertel
First:
Tom
From:
Holliston, MA
Email:
toertel@arrow.com
WebsiteURL:
www.geocities.com/space_trackers
Remote User:
Date:
03 May 2004
Time:
20:31

Comments

Took my first 'real' plane ride on Jan 3 1975 and headed from Syracuse NY as part of the General Electric civilian contractor group that ran the FPS and the fixed 'fan' radar. My job was photo tech - to process the film canisters from the cameras that photographed the 'scopes' - and thereby producing hardcopy evidence of the shenanigans the soviets were up to in perfecting their MIRV program. I also became the facility photgrapher who sho the large format 4" x 5" negatives of the Groundhog day earthquake that threw many of us out of bed and onto floors covered with broken glasses, wine bottles from shelves etc. I also photographed the 55 foot long Sperm whale that washed ashore and became an instant attraction for the troops trying to dislodge a 12" tooth as a souvenir. As i recall, the Smithsonian called as asked that the 9 foot jaw be cut in 3 pieces via chainsaw and allowed to rot in 3 sep. trashcans filled with some type of solvent or bleach. I also recall this magnificent creature had no need for Viagra - this is possibly the largest 'member' in the Solar System if no other larger life forms are discovered! And yes, Virginia, I have a photo to prove this! I have fond memories of our Smokehouse (partyhouse) where we would grill our sirloin from Anchorage meat shops indoors under an upturned antenna dish which funneled the smoke thru the roof. Then on to a game or two of cards and many cold ones before staggering along the roped boardwalk to bed before another 12 hour shift. It was indeed a challenge for many of us 'civilians' to cope with the Base Commander's rules - no crossing the flight line, no skin diving and especially no rubber raft trips to neighboring islands. Well, rules are meant to be broken - and as I think back, with photos to jog my memory - i think how lucky Joe Miller and I were to NOT to have been chased across the bay by a Killer Whale. I do believe the Base Comander issued an ultimatum the following day against such 'unauthorized departures of the island'. My thanks to Jim Moss and Tom Buckley for loaning us the raft, electric motor and walkie talkies and arranging stealthy drop-off and pick-up. I recall it foldly when reminescing in true Glory Days style. Oh yeah, I first listened to this cat named Bruce Springsteen one day in 1975 - what a rocker, .... whoever he was..... I guess we Space-Trackers are just Born to Run. I put in for a transfer in late 1975 after less than a year on the Balck pearl, and was called up to the big time in May '76 while home on R&R. My brother Dave who also landed on the Rock a year after I did packed my gear and shipped it off to Diyarbakir Turkey where it met up with me before I served 4 years in the Mesopotamian sunlight - playing tennis, softball, volleyball and keeping tabs on the Ruskies from a completely different angle of view - the launch site (uprange) perspective. Alas, a definite lack of Western women ended that tour in July 1980. Too bad so few of the Trackers from that era have computers to keep in touch with. This buds for you Charlie (Pops) Ayers. That site shut down just a few years ago after lending a helping hand during the Gulf War, and since my Dad helped build and test it in the late late 50's - I'd say its had a helluva run.


Last:
Krause
First:
Bob
From:
Spokane, Washington
Email:
esuark1@comcast.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
06 May 2004
Time:
23:17

Comments

I served in the "Bubble" through all of 1961. I am originally from Chicago but company transfers have allowed me to be in Spokane since 1976. I was looking through the old guestbook last summer for friends when I came across an entry from Jan 26, 2002 from a Mr. Roger Erdman. Mr. Erdman was also from Spokane and was on Shemya 1979-1980. I decided to try to contact him and discuss our past experiences but before I could call him I saw his name mentioned on local TV and in the local newspaper. I am writing this because I thought that there might be some of his old friends or acquaintances that would like to know about his tragic demise. If you type "Roger Erdman" in to most any search engine you will find a number of articles that describe his passing. I hope that you will understand that I knew that these events would probably not make national news and I just wanted to make any of Roger's old friends aware of them.


Last:
John
First:
Sanchez
From:
Texas
Email:
bogus@juno.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 May 2004
Time:
11:17

Comments

Do not put your e-mail address on guestbooks such as this. There is software out there that harvests e-mail addresses and they steal your address for illegal business activity. You may be ultimately responsible. So, be warned.


Last:
JOHNSON
First:
PAUL
From:
EVERETT, WA
Email:
KB7JVN@MSN.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 May 2004
Time:
18:23

Comments

I WAS AT SHEMYA ISLAND DURING PARTS OF 1967 THROUGH 1968 WITH THE ARMY ASA AS A DITTY-BOP. IT WAS TOO FOGGY ON OUR WAY THERE THAT WE HAD TO STAY ON ADAK FOR ONE DAY TILL IT WAS CLEAR TO LAND ON SHEMYA. THEY BUILT THE NEW NCO CLUB WHILE I WAS THERE AS THE OLD ONE WAS IN THE WW2 CONVERTED BARRACKS. IT WAS FUN WHILE I WAS THERE.


Last:
Parker
First:
Raymond
From:
Houston, Tx
Email:
ray_parker@aaahawk.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
07 May 2004
Time:
21:17

Comments

Was stationed with the ASA from August of 65 to August of 66. Worked "C" operations as an O5K. This was really intense work and I enjoyed it. Left 'the Rock' and went to Two Rock near Petaluma, California for two years. Was discharged but tried to get back to the work in '70 via Chitose. Unfortunately, Nixon killed the reinstatement of my clearance and I was shipped (over my concerns about the sensative nature and restrictions I had had placed on me) to RVN. Tried to get in with NSA but I apperently could not pass a lie detector test, even though they tried 4 times! Still miss the work.


Last:
Pate
First:
Ralph
From:
Alabama
Email:
pater@bellsouth.net
WebsiteURL:
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Date:
08 May 2004
Time:
00:33

Comments

was there from jan 77 to oct 77. Heat shop CE Scotty where are you! was not fun at the time but now i look back with fond memories. Remember the totem pole with the Bra out front? and Cable Hill? When i got there there was 1500 men and 11 women. Drank lots of beer in the rattler !


Last:
Pate
First:
Ralph
From:
Alabama
Email:
pater@bellsouth.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 May 2004
Time:
00:34

Comments

was there from jan 77 to oct 77. Heat shop CE Scotty where are you! was not fun at the time but now i look back with fond memories. Remember the totem pole with the Bra out front? and Cable Hill? When i got there there was 1500 men and 11 women. Drank lots of beer in the rattler !


Last:
HOLMES
First:
Peter D.
From:
BOSTON
Email:
PDH_BOSTON@YAHOO.COM
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 May 2004
Time:
11:05

Comments

Shemya late 69-70 ASA, 05k20, but ran the Airforce Gym for them my last 6mo. aka BigRed


Last:
Johm
First:
Tillman
From:
Former ASA - Shemya
Email:
none1
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 May 2004
Time:
12:29

Comments

Just a courtesy heads up: There are e-mail address "harvestors" out there (especially in Africa) that steal e-mail address off of guestbooks and use them to conduct unauthorized business under your address. You might be ultimately responsible. So, be wary!


Last:
Tillman
First:
John
From:
ASA Shemya
Email:
333333
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
08 May 2004
Time:
12:35

Comments

Just a courtesy heads up: There are e-mail address harvestors out there (especially in Africa) that steal e-mail address off of guestbooks and use them to conduct unauthorized business under your address. You might be ultimately responsible. So, be wary!


Last:
Miller
First:
Rebecca
From:
Juneau Alaska
Email:
becky2836@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 May 2004
Time:
02:03

Comments

Hello, This is Becky Miller. My grandfather, Herald Leise, was killed in a jeep accident on Shemya Island June 12, 1944. My mother was only two years old at the time. All we have is a few photographs and some love letters. It sure would be nice to find someone who knew him or knew of him. I wish I could have known him.


Last:
Miller
First:
Rebecca
From:
Juneau Alaska
Email:
becky2836@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
11 May 2004
Time:
02:04

Comments

Hello, This is Becky Miller. My grandfather, Herald Leise, was killed in a jeep accident on Shemya Island June 12, 1944. My mother was only two years old at the time. All we have is a few photographs and some love letters. It sure would be nice to find someone who knew him or knew of him. I wish I could have known him.


Last:
Daniel
First:
C.
From:
California
Email:
webmaster@danielsww2.com
WebsiteURL:
www.danielsww2.com
Remote User:
Date:
12 May 2004
Time:
02:42

Comments

Very interesting site, will most definately come back again and again to take in all of the information. Fascinating stuff.


Last:
Ellen
First:
Pote
From:
Alamogordo, NM (Holloman AFB)
Email:
stargaize@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
16 May 2004
Time:
22:33

Comments

I was assigned to the 2064th Comm Sq at Shemya AFB from Oct 90 - Oct 91. It was one of my best assignments so far. Tundra trunkin' and double dipping' all the way, baby! There is a girl behind every tree....ha ha. Home of the horizontal snow and wind. Surf Shemya has to be the best "Funniest Home Video" yet. Met some great and interesting people. Why did they change the name of the base?


Last:
Cohen
First:
Steven
From:
Monroe Township, N.J.
Email:
Steve.M.Cohen@abc.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
18 May 2004
Time:
11:48

Comments

Was stationed on "the rock" from Dec 1962 to Dec 1963 with athe USAF 6984th com squadron... Anyone who remembers me, please drop me an e-mail...


Last:
Fulghum
First:
Milton
From:
O'Fallon, MO
Email:
fulghumml@yahoo.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
20 May 2004
Time:
00:30

Comments

While I was at Peshawar, PK, in 1968, a buddy I met later at Offutt was at Shemya. Does anyone recall Bill Collins or Tom Seagroves. They were both 294x0 types. Please contact me direct via e-mail.


Last:
Smith
First:
George
From:
Lakewood, CO
Email:
glsmith@hlswilliwaw.com
WebsiteURL:
http://www.hlswilliwaw.com
Remote User:
Date:
12 Jul 2004
Time:
00:56:46

Comments

This is a test entry. Troubleshooting guestbook form problems.


Last:
Smith
First:
George
From:
Lakewood, CO
Email:
glsmith@hlswilliwaw.com
WebsiteURL:
http://www.hlswilliwaw.com
Remote User:
Date:
12 Jul 2004
Time:
09:29

Comments

This is a test entry, made while troubleshooting our guestbook.


Last:
Dailey
First:
John
From:
Utah
Email:
mayor86@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
12 Jul 2004
Time:
12:31

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya AFS (changed to AFB while I was there) from Jan 68 thru Dec 68 in the 5073 ABS, Transportation......I worked in the Passenger/Cargo Terminal....what we liked to call "Rumor Control"......guys were so anxious to leave on their rotation home that any hint of an aircraft going east brought a barrage of calls to our office.....they would even rather fly on Old Shaky (C-124) on Wednesday than wait til Saturday for the 141.....anyone remember Vince Terrazino?? He worked in POL...also at the TV and radio station and played a mean guitar......we met years later when I hired on at Delta Air Lines in Chicago..... I also remember Lou Cihak from Illinois (my roommate), Charles Kelley from New Jersey and Tom Sebo from Wisconsin.........I lived at the Composite Building, K House and finally the old Navy hangar just east of the terminal....I can remember having steak & eggs at the NCO club on Sundays....just a buck if it was your birthday


Last:
Dailey
First:
John
From:
Utah
Email:
mayor86@hotmail.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
12 Jul 2004
Time:
12:32

Comments

I was stationed at Shemya AFS (changed to AFB while I was there) from Jan 68 thru Dec 68 in the 5073 ABS, Transportation......I worked in the Passenger/Cargo Terminal....what we liked to call "Rumor Control"......guys were so anxious to leave on their rotation home that any hint of an aircraft going east brought a barrage of calls to our office.....they would even rather fly on Old Shaky (C-124) on Wednesday than wait til Saturday for the 141.....anyone remember Vince Terrazino?? He worked in POL...also at the TV and radio station and played a mean guitar......we met years later when I hired on at Delta Air Lines in Chicago..... I also remember Lou Cihak from Illinois (my roommate), Charles Kelley from New Jersey and Tom Sebo from Wisconsin.........I lived at the Composite Building, K House and finally the old Navy hangar just east of the terminal....I can remember having steak & eggs at the NCO club on Sundays....just a buck if it was your birthday


Last:
Lee
First:
Ray
From:
Florida
Email:
raylee@rayelee.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
12 Jul 2004
Time:
16:28

Comments

I was there in 1983, and I love every minute.


Last:
Cook
First:
Russ
From:
Philly area
Email:
russ.cook@unisys.com
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
12 Jul 2004
Time:
16:58

Comments

From August 1974 to March 1975, I was ASA 05K-20 on Charlie Fight, with Bennie Benson and Hoss Cartwright. Left early because government hired contractor - Bendix Corp. to replace us - army unscramblers. Hated every minute I was there but it sure was an experience I will never forget, especially the two dogs that rode in the front seat of the bus going from the mess hall to the Ops building.


Last:
maga
First:
mugu
From:
togo
Email:
mugu@mugu.co.uk
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
14 Jul 2004
Time:
14:54

Comments

A nice site


Last:
McGarry
First:
Bill
From:
Pembroke MA
Email:
billmcgarry@adelphia.net
WebsiteURL:
Remote User:
Date:
16 Jul 2004
Time:
08:17

Comments

Second Visit to this great site...brings back tons of memories....on the Pearl 1960-1961...lived in "buried in the ground huts".....you all know why !! Found fellow rock member same time as me living in next town over Halifax MA......we missed connections ......was in 6981 rgm det 3...later 69844rsm....closed out four year duty in Maryland at you all know where. Keep this site active.....only a few know contributions made by the rock to cold (and sometimes not so cold)war efforts