Peshawar Air Station, Peshawar, Pakistan
Peshawar Bandit (and Tennessean) - Dec 1961 to Feb 1963. Loved the Embassy Girls from Kabul and trounced them ditties in football! Bandits Rulez in Love & War. Remember Luke (dittie), Crane girl, Holdsworth girl, the LC and WO3 daughters. Stan Allen, Jimmy Taylor, Gulledge, Tuttle, Rowe, D.K. Price, and great times at Dean's. And drunken times at the Trick and Bandit parties. The time the ASA troops shot out a plaster ceiling across the hall and many dust storms. Now an old engineer in Miami, Fl.
Miami, FL USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 18:50:57 (PDT)
I was a college student who visited my parents at PAS in 1965 and 1966.
I spent almost a year there. I went thru the war with India and was evac'd out in '65. My father was base personnel officer. I spent over 20 years in ASA, the last 16 as an Arab Linguist. Am on my way now to NSA for the same. Dan Hegland
San Antonio, TX USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 11:17:25 (PDT)
I WAS STATIONED IN PESHAWAR 1966-67 AIR POLICE SQ. PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN SIGN ON AS A ALUMNI
LOCUST GROVE, GA USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 19:17:02 (PDT)
A buddy of mine called me to tell me about this site. I couldn't believe it. I was a 202 in Peshawar from Sep 67 to Dec 68. Somebody mentioned We Gotta Get Out of This Place. Well, Pete Bolte, Smitty and I had a band that played at a lot of the parties. Whenever we played that song it brought the house down. I still think about that when I hear it every now and then. What a bittersweet experience. Fred Lagno
Queenstown , MD - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 15:35:45 (PDT)
After reading some of the entries, they bring back so many memories. Remember we could not get blue jeans in BX, but could buy in "Thieve City"? Does anyone recall the PND's when you first got to Peshawar, or has everyone forgot the terrible times? I served there from 9/1969 to the 01/1970, Part of the "Last to Leave Club", probably could look around and find the certificate we were given. Many good memories, would like to see the place today but with the most recent events think I will stay right here.
Chandler, AZ - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 05:28:09 (PDT)
I worked in Finance and Data Processing at the 6937th from Dec. 67 to March 69. Remember the joke going around at the time of the first Apollo Moon shot - Pakistan did their part by sucking Apollo 8 all the way back to earth. I'm proud of my service, even if it was in a shithole like Peshawar. BTW, I knew this page was the real thing when I heard "our" song playing at the intro - "We Gotta Get Outta This Place!" I used to work with Fred Cox, the lead singer with the band "Six Below Zero". That song was always my favorite when the band performed it at the NCO Annex. Thanks for the memories of 456 hangovers!
Arizona City, AZ USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 15:14:23 (PDT)
I still have my Pakistani Times newspaper with the head lines MAN LANDS ON MOON age old dream comes true (July 1969)
Wimberley, TX - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 19:09:02 (PDT)
Was stationed there from Jan 62 to May 63. I was on Able Flight working for Bill Schaule and became a "Day Lady" the last 5 months. Some good memories and some not so good. Was there during the Cuban Missile Crisis; not a fun day. I thought the painting of the water tower was with IHTFP ( which stood for " I have truly found paradise") was painted in 1962. Anyone remember that the locals thought that the athletic field with the new lights was a missile launch pad? Regards to all!
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 17:54:28 (PDT)
USAFSS ditty-bop 65-75. Never at PAS, but crosed paths with a few who were. Anyone out there know Bill McCown (202 weater-type)? He is looking for a few guys he was there with.
Temple , TX USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 11:37:23 (PDT)
STATIONED IN PESHARWAR FROM DEC. 1961 TO MARCH 1962...TRANSFERRED TO THE 6917TH, BRINDISI, ITALY FROM MARCH 1962 TO MAY 1963...RETURNED STATESIDE SAC F.E. WARREN AFB, CHEYENNE, WYOMING, FROM MAY 1963 TO DISCHARGE, MARCH 1965...TECH SCHOOL KEESLER AFB, BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER 1961...RESPONSE WELCOMED...
ANTHONY (TONY) TENEBRUSO, JR
email@example.com (from Nov. - May) / firstname.lastname@example.org (from May to Nov.)
BATAVIA, NY USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 16:02:25 (PDT)
Just found the site, still exploring and i like what i see. served in Peshawar from 3/66-5/67. Hope to find out about some of my old roomies. before w. pakistan i was in b-haven, and found some old roomies on their site. i hope to hear from someone who was on dog trick. again, i'm happy i found all of you...
steve yarymowicz jr
feeding hills , ma usa - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 16:19:58 (PDT)
there 65, 66, 67
champlin, mn usa - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 14:35:22 (PDT)
In the first group of students direct from Keesler to Pakistan (7 of us). June 1959 - June 1960 (207X1). Anyone remember Terry Nolan, Neil Ulman, Kerry Schoppe, Zeke Bozell from the group of 7 students. Served 32 years in USAFSS/ESC. Tours in Scotland, Pakistan (again 63-64), Karamursel, Vietnam (2 tours), Italy, Germany, England.
Rusk, TX USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 10:32:12 (PDT)
I was not a part of the 6937th, but was assigned there as a member of Det 1063, Hq USAF from Oct 63 through Dec 64, my last tour in the Air Force. Probably the most memerable time in my life. 22 years old and I got to go to 10 really wonderful countries, Pakistan (both West and East which became Bangladesh), Afgahnistan, Iran, Nepal, Turkey, Thailand, India, Singapore, Hong Kong. What a place, what a time. I note by the CNN feeds from Islamabad and Peshawar that not much has changed, particularly on the political front. Keep up the good work.
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 23:08:38 (PDT)
Served with the 2008th Comm Sq. from 6-68 to 9-69. Remember trips to Landi-Kotal in the Khyber Pass, the gun factory in Kohat, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and an unnamed dam site under construction. Most interesting trip was via Pakistani bus from Peshawar through the pass to Kaubul for the Memorial Day weekend in 1969. Also remember the night the power transformer blew up and we ran the 2008th Tech Control facility on a 100 foot extension cord for about six hours. Floor cleaners couldn't buff the tile in the hall, while we dominated the hall outlet. Also the moon landing while we clustered around an HF radio link in Tech Control. Ron S. Major, USAF Ret.
Rondall L. Stalnaker
Daytona Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 08:48:10 (PDT)
Hi there fellow dust eating, camel riding, mud eating "sauibes". My tour was 24 days short of 18 months during the '65 war. I was the orderly room R702 who did the payrole...the Lt could not get out of bed on payday, was a life guard at the pool and ventured to Mangla by learning the questionable merits of vodka in the back of the VW buses. I had a roomate who worked at AFRTS. Went to the 6988th and a few other Asian delightful stops. Just reconnected with a couple 6988th buddies this past weekend. Would very much enjoy contacting anyone from the same tour in PAS. Will try to get ahold of Jack Allen at least. Cheers and don't let the ditties get you!
Campbell, ca usa - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 10:12:15 (PDT)
Thought I had previously signed guestbook, but I guess not.
Twenty years USAFSS 1952-1973. Was member of site survey team from Tripoli to Pakistan 23Aug55 to 17Nov55. Worked as ditty bopper and traffic analyst out of two H-1 vans. Presently scanning and digitizing 35mm slides taken during that time. When finished will put them up for viewing on these sites.
E J Ledet
San Angelo, Texas USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 19:48:24 (PDT)
I was in the 37th, on Charlie Flight, fm Sept 1963 to Dec 1964--alot of good memories, but one time is enough.
Milt: Have enjoyed your sight---Great job---enjoyed the letter and info packet I received from you----still want to stop and have lunch with you sometime when we go thru the St Louis area. Stay in touch, Mac
Farrell "Mac" McCallister
Aurora, MO USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 23:14:01 (PDT)
Excited about finding this site. Am looking forward to hearing from old "buddies".
Michael J Nash
Wheaton, IL USA - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 14:49:26 (PDT)
I spent 13 months at PAS back in 67-68. As I look back, those were some of the best times of my life. I would love to see some of the guys I served with back then. Al Green, Gary Gould, Tom Fisher, Jim Fowler etc. If any of you guys see this, send me an email. Also, any other 291's. It would be great to hear from any and all former tape pushers!
Sylvania, Ohio U.S. - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 15:46:54 (PDT)
Recent events certainly bringing back memories and interest. Was looking for satelite view of Peshawar. Was Transportation Officer from 1 Sep 69 to 7 Jan 70, member of the last to leave club, the last 50 or so of us who took of with Col Hezlep on that last C-141 with full bar to celebrate. I remember the crew chief telling us that was the only non general officer flight he had ever been on that had an open bar.
Bedford, Tx - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 18:19:35 (PDT)
I was stationed at PAS from July 20, 1965 - Oct 13, 1966
I was attached to 2008th Comm Squadron as a Crypto Repair Tech R30650.
I remember 24 hour Pinochle (double deck)card games going on 24 hours
a day. We would rotate on and off with our shift.
Robert (Bob) Desmarais
Litchfield, NH USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 04:33:21 (PDT)
I was 19 years old when I arrived at PAS. I spent 18 months there. It was memorable, exciting, fulfilling, and my part of the heritage American service men and women leave for others who follow. It was a privilege to serve my country there. I made friends there. Ditty Boppers rule!
Le Roy Ramirez
Roseville, Ca USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 17:43:50 (PDT)
Looking through the list I thought of a few other names, Carl Eisenhart SSgt, was on ops days left in Oct. 67. Hugh Doris, Sgt, from Texas think was 203, Major Taylor from Mississippi, Ssgt, think he was 292, and Foy Brantley, SSgt, 292 from Jay Florida.
Gulf Breeze, FL USA - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 14:49:49 (PDT)
Was at the 6937th from January thru July 1969. Rotated over from the 6910th in Darmstadt, Germany with about 15 other guys. I was a 202 and worked in the "back room", don't remember what Flight. Would welcome hearing from anyone else who was in either unit around that time.
Honolulu, HI USA - Sunday, January 13, 2002 at 13:34:23 (PDT)
We were on duty June 63 to June 65 got out just before the war started.
Thomas C. Hyde,Col.ret
San Antonio, Tx TX USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 20:02:17 (PDT)
Was very pleasantly surprised to see someone start a roster of past personnel of Peshawar. Spent 15 months there from 1962 to 1964 and have some good/bad memories. Wasn't the best place I have ever been but did make some great friend there. Hope to find more listed in the future.
Baker flight 29251, (A1C). Was over the Sino section under SMSGT Harrison...
Earl "Midd" Middleton
Cypress, Fl USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 15:56:51 (PDT)
Michael R. McGraw
Riviera Beach, Fl USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2002 at 20:22:54 (PDT)
Ray Thibodaux: At Pershawar,from June 1963 to Sept. 1964. I worked in the Comm Center. Can't remember any names at the present time. Guess I am getting old. This was the worse tour of my military career. The 6937thRSM has a great Web Site. A lot of hard work was put into this site. A job well done by Milt and Gary. If a reunion ever gets started let me know. I can't remember names, might remember some faces. Ray 12/27/01 email@example.com New Orleans, La
New Orleans, La. - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 20:18:20 (PDT)
Big Red (Dennis Murray) told me about this site. My, my does it bring back memories (and the heat). Great stuff. Worked for OPS-DAZE as did Big Red and was stationed there from 63-65. Was a 202 and played on the base softball and basketball teams. Whew, the memories..... Drop a line all you ex 6937th folks.
Highland, IL US - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 16:32:33 (PDT)
Does anybody remember the list for radio stations that was in the 203 section?? I heard that the Chinese were so busy that they had to have something to do. Listed all radio stations that could be heard 24 hours a day. It was a great listing. Just wondering it was there from Oct 68 on, don't know exactly when it was created. Just a thought
Castle Rock, CO USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 20:47:54 (PDT)
As I had said before, "Great site". I worked OPS DAZE from 63-65 for SMSGT Andy Magness. Great guy ! Passed on last year sometime. I Played softball (fastpitch) for OPS DAZE and for the Base team that traveled to Mangla Dam, and I played flag football for OPS DAZE. I Remember continous pinochle games at the club with John Casey, Ross Loveland, Russ Butcher, Bill Case, Bill Donelley, Larry Twardzak and alot of others. Alot of faces I can remember but can't put the names with them. I bowled numerous nights and drank alot of Carling Black Label beer while doing so. Thank God for the airmans club and the Hamburgers they sold there. Any of you there at the same time , drop me a line... Red
Dennis "Red" Murray 63-65 OPS DAZE
Tracy, Ca USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 13:17:12 (PDT)
Great seeing some old pictures and old faces. Keep up the good work Milt. Its a great site.
Dennis "Red " Murray 63-65
tracy, ca USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 12:56:38 (PDT)
Great site. Keep up the good work. My Dad was commander there from summer of 1963-summer of 1965.
Jennifer Hyde Booth
Vacaville, CA USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 08:45:16 (PDT)
Great site. Keep up the good work.
Jennifer Hyde Booth
Vacaville, CA USA - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 08:38:25 (PDT)
I was station at Peshawar from June 1963 until Sept 1964
Joe L. Harris
Biloxi, MS Harrison - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 19:00:54 (PDT)
Good to see some of the old 'dust bowl' gang finally getting together. I was at the 6937th for 2 years since I had my (ex)wife with me. We lived in a bungalow on the wall next to Harry Campbell (wife Jean) and a Maintenance E-6 named Fusco. I was a 203 ChiLing and remember well the 65 war with India. What with the blackouts, dust storms, and midnight call outs to the Comm Center it was one of the more interesting times of my life. Drop a line all who would like to correspond.
A. A. Jack Allen
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 12:21:47 (PDT)
Great page. Using Acrobat is a great idea. If it's ok with you,
I might do the same for the 6927th page. The roster part has gotten
a bit unwieldy.
Columbia, MD USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 11:34:18 (PDT)
MB (and MD) linguist, 4 tours on Oki and 1 at Yokota. Never was at Peshawar, but knew many who were assigned. Just viewing.
Jon M. (Mike) Doty
Lakeland, FL 33811 - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 04:16:06 (PDT)
Was in Peshawar Aug 64 to Dec 65. Was a 292x1 for 16 long months. Does anybody remember the Pak-India war of 65. Blackouts, mud covered windows and water tower, and especially the air raids? Was extended past 15 month tour of duty simply because there was no way to get out of country. Actually enjoyed most of tour, it was what u made of it. Hope to hear from some of the ditty boppers that remember the good and bad times in the land of Gunga Din. I searched the web for months and finally got an e-mail from Milton telling me about this. THANKS
James L Rogers
Wallingford, Ky usa - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 19:10:43 (PDT)
I was stationed at Peshawar from 59-60 as a supply clerk.We soon built a brick supply warehouse. I remember the hotel in town and the heat and belly dancers for Christmas. Regards, drop a note fr anybody if they were there too at this time.
Tsgt Arthur H. Kniep (Supply hut/64550)
Harrisville, Mi USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 16:47:41 (PDT)
I was stationed with the 6937th from Aug 65 to Nov 66. Able flight x2 and had room mates named Stan Anderson from California and Bob Niesen from Wis. First tour out of Goodfellow, from there went to Clark for 18 months and out for good. Edwin Lehner was also at 6937th and Clark.
Lynn, MA USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:09:54 (PDT)
My Thanks to Gary Rutledge for letting me know about this WEB Page. You have done a great job Gary. I was stationed At Peshwar in 1968-69. I was with the 2008th Comm. Squadron, but remember several people from the 6937th. I worked at the Base Theater at nights and bowled on several teams.
Hannibal, MO 63401 - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 09:31:02 (PDT)
MILT AN GARY,
Had no Idea you guys were creating this website,stumbled across the link from the FTVA website -- will put a link to it on my Peshawar page -- and will watch it as it progresses, feel free to pirate any pictures from my website that you need -- gettin quite a few new hits on my Peshawar page, I think we may have to create a website on MYFamily.com for the 6937th, so we can have remembrances -- been thinking about it, but not sure I have the time to be webmaster, lemme know what you think about it --
Take care and stay in touch
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 11:22:29 (PDT)
Great job you guys are doing - really brought back a lot of memories (good & bad). I was there from Dec 61 till Mar 63 as 292x1 on Dog trick. Hugh Sloan mentioned Lucarelli "Luke" in his e-mail and I certainly remember a lot of anxious moments with him looking over my shoulder.
My best friend ever was my roommate James A. "Jimmy" Cooper from Mineola, TX, and stayed in touch with him for several years, don't know where he is now, maybe this site will help re-establish contact.
I remember the powdered milk, hot weather, cobra snakes, Tommy Gordon "Gordy" pitching at fastpitch softball games, the great football games that were played and the mad rush to buy records when a shipment would arrive at the afex (which was not too often).
Upon arrival to the states in 63, one of the first things that i did was buy a box of powdered milk and build a display case to display the headsets that I used in Peshawar and the box of milk, and for the past 37+ years whenever I need a reality check, I just look at that display case.
Wouldn't it be great if a reunion could be planned.
Really enjoyed this web site & looking forward to what is yet to come.
Jefferson City, TN USA - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 09:55:22 (PDT)
Pretty work Gary. I just reversed your tours. 6937th from July 1967 to September 1968, then on to 6981st at Elemendorf until separation in September of 1970. Have been corresponding with Tim (Kidd) Patafio via internet, but also have stayed in touch with Dewey Carden and Mike Sherry, who both served in Peshawar.
currently in New Bern, NC, but Marble, Pennsylvania native
New Bern, NC USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 14:04:31 (PDT)
I was assigned to the 6937TH Sep 1960 and while waiting for clearance worked guard duty at main gate for A.P. unit. Due to a problem with my Q clearance I was finaly reassigned to a new location Jan. 1961. I was at Pershawar for just those few short months. I was a 291--AFSC for the rest of my career and was discharged Jan. 1968 after two successful tours of duty.
Reuben L. Hunter Jr.
Herndon, Va. USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 15:17:57 (PDT)
Hey ya'll, May 60-May 61, what a year, had a lot of fun. Could not find
Tommie L. Webb, Air Cop, Bill Soukup, 702(as I was, in TSC)Captain ___ Tehee, Admin Officer, Charlie Henry (702)with Charlie in good old Minot ND, 62-66, Minuteman Missle Maint (both of us)can't think of anyone else just now, but maybe later Wayne
Lilburn, Ga Gwinnett - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 13:42:51 (PDT)
What a great idea for a web site! I was a "Baker Bandit" from March of '63 to June of '64. I remember watching the movie theatre go up - one brick at a time, and spending endless hours at the pool. I still have hundreds of slides and if I can find them, I'll be happy to share them. Other memories include the Dean's Hotel in Peshawar, trips through the Khyber Pass and to LaHore and Rawalpindi. I'll be watching for further developments on your site. Keep on keepin' on.
Minneapolis, MN USA - Monday, December 03, 2001 at 08:17:07 (PDT)
I was stationed at Peshawar Air Station from December 1959 to November 1960. My AFSC was 20250
Robert L. Daniels
Wasilla, AK USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 21:14:11 (PDT)
Wonderful to see that someone is doing this!
Shepherdsville, Ky 40165 - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 15:16:07 (PDT)
I was an Army Security Agency guy that served from Oct. 1995 to Dec 30 1966.Spent about 6 months in Lahore which was a lot better than Peshawar.Lahore was only 500 years behind the times.Our barracks were right across from the NCO club(short crawl).I remember trips to Khyber Pass.They made their own rifles up there and every adult male seemed to be armed.The recent pics of Peshawar on CNN etc. looks to me that not much has changed in 35 years.I remember the saying when I got there about Pakistan "Karachi is the asshole of the earth and Peshawar is a thousand miles up it".
Sacramento, Ca USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 11:32:59 (PDT)
Thanks much for contacting me about the site. You guys did a great job and brings back lots of memories. I was there from Jul 63 to Nov 64; played lots of poker at the club, remember the spray paint jobs on the water towers .ie "Smile You're on Commie Camera".(they took the ladders off when that happened. Remember the shock the day President Kennedy was killed and we went on alert! Also, experienced (my only one I hope) earthquake while there. Happiest Day - the day I LEFT!
Tampa, Fl USA - Saturday, December 01, 2001 at 08:14:32 (PDT)
Just looking at the few pictures posted so far brings back a lot of memories. I have quite a few that I will be scanning and sending in. Hope this site keeps building.
Modesto, CA USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 19:10:14 (PDT)
Congratulations. Great Site. Looking forward to watching you complete it. Unfortunately, I lost most of my slides/pictures in a theft years ago, so can't help much there. However, I can still remember the 'syrupie, thick sweet smell', of downtown Peshawar.(I never did get use to that! I was a 294X0, Able Flt, Bandit, from Dec. 63 to Mar 65.(longest 15 months of my life), but was glad for the experience after it was over. Made some great friends while there, but unfortunately, have not kept up with them since. Maybe your site will change that. Thanks so much for the effort........doug
Douglas N Barnes "Doug"
Levelland, Tx USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 17:52:42 (PDT)
I was assigned to the 2008th Communications Squadron at the Peshawar station during '67 & '68. It wasn't the 6937th, but I still share many of the same memories that you all do about that bleak corner of the world. Thanks to Gary Rutledge for getting this site going.
Manassas, VA USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 14:52:48 (PDT)
Well, this is great, with all that is going on now people actually know where Peshawar is. I fought the Cold War on the front lines there in Peshawar from September of 1961 to December or 1962. I was one of the original Bandits. We were not assigned to a flight when I frist got there, we were on call, Whenever a mission came up…we went. I still have my Yosemite Sam hat somewhere. Thanks for the site, I'll look for the picture I have somewhere(it has been 40 years!)
Dallas, TX USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 14:43:29 (PDT)
Was stationed in peshawar for 5 months in '67. was friends with gary rutledge, dick gubala,and gerry sather. had medical problems, left early, but will give all you guys who stayed a lot of credit! what a hell hole! have hooked up with a lot of guys from alaska, 6981st, which is where gary, dick and gerry came from, and are having a ball planning a reunion with a lot of the guys from there. would like to hear from anyone who remembers me from either place. great job gary, on another fine web site! Jonsey
elizabeth, in - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 07:26:16 (PDT)
Another Bandit here. Nov 66 - Mar 68
Baker flight, 294x0
member of "Six Below Zero", key boards.
This web site idea is fantastic, keep it going. Lots of memories to share.
Berkley, Mi USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 19:02:39 (PDT)
Hello freinds of my youth!
Ellicott City, MD USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 17:10:41 (PDT)
Milt and Gary, This is a great website! I've enjoyed wandering through it. If I can provide any additional info, let me know. I'll be interested in how far you go.
Brownsboro, AL USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 06:04:08 (PDT)
Served at the 37th from oct 68 til the 203 shop closed in 69. Tsgt Al Sapp was the RTC, TSGT Jim Lenz was the S&W, SGT Tim Watson was our reporter, linguist made 202. Smitty also a 203 forget his full name. Ray Rameriz from S/W Texas also ling. also there Roy E. Moore III, Bob Celko, (Corkey) Cortney, J.Kipp Hoffrichter, SSGT Curtis Lawson, 1LT Barry Greco(flt Cmdr) 1LT Alfred Gensthaler(Assist Ops Off), Msgt John WIlliams (also Flt Cmdr), Eddie Taylor(Msgt Mission Sup) just to name a few that were there at the same time, or part of it. I will try to find some other info or names that might ring a bell to somebody. Bob Celko was about 6'5"or so and played in a band at the club, would play a big base fiddle like a gituar.
Castle Rock, Co USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 20:33:53 (PDT)
Served as a 202 on Baker June 1963 - Sept. 1964.
Have some pictures too. Glad to see Mower mention the SOB certificate. First person I have seen that mentioned anything like that. We also had a FIGMO (Foreign International Geodetic Movement Obligation) certificate but I lost both of them over the yeas during various relocations.
Saw several names on the roster that I remember from over there. The roster took some work looks like to dig up all those names.
Jacksonville, FL - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 19:16:44 (PDT)
at the 6937th from 64-65...right from Fla. Keys station...just starting to reacquaint myself with these sites....have found two buddies, one a former roommate that I see quite often and talk to weekly. Great fun with all the memories...was a 292...give a tap if ya can!
Dr. Bruce B. Johnson
Grafton, WI 53024 - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 18:19:12 (PDT)
Outstanding Wayne! Glad I got that e-mail. I have some pics I will email defintely, plus the Baker flight Short Sheet and Land of SOBs certificate. . . . .
You can be truly proud of what you have accomplished. The picture bring back many great memories - as long as they stay memories.. . . .
Patrick E. Mower
Baldwin Park, CA 91706-3204 - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 16:39:13 (PDT)
7/67-10/68 6937th Peshawar CHARLIE FLT...
11/68-7/70 6922nd Clarke, PI DAWG FLT...
Thank you for this web site...my first overseas tour...15 months of good memories with a great bunch of guys...
3.2 beer, slots and poker at the club, Matus Wine for a dollar a bottle, midnight flix, snakes, pool parties, Kyber Pass tours,
flag football, R390s, freezing in OPS, gun fire outside the "wall", catching rays on the roof and waving at the Migs,
the Pueblo incident, more pool parties, the Old City which looked alot like the New City, Nature Boy, the Deans Hotel
for some warm English beer, and of course Crystal and Connie...did I miss anything???
I shall spread the word and send lots of pictures soon...If anyone "served time" with me, please send me a note...
We should think about having a REUNION before we are to old to remember our own names...
Tim "Kidd" Patafio
Tim "KIDD" Patafio
Port Chester, NY USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 15:52:53 (PDT)
What a fantastic and great job Milt and others are doing here! Memories of Badaber are .. compelling. I had corresponded
with and talked with Col. Robert Goerder (base commander during my 1961-62 tour) in the two-three years prior to his death
up in Pennsylvania. His memories of Badaber were rather mixed, as he was the guy who gave the Peshawar city officials a
tour of Ops to "prove there were no strategic missiles in that long building" out there, as had been reported in the papers.
I guess that cost him, as he felt he had to tell me, who was athree-striper at the time, all about it. He was an athletic director
at Penn State when I was exchanging memories with him. He died last year as is reflected in the roster. Several folks are
not on the roster, but it is really growing! Send any memories or info on Frank Yerxa, Roger Lee, Vincent Palma, "Luke"
Lucarelli (Philly?), Richard "Ollie" Oliver, Joseph Sikes (Jacksonville FL), or others to Milton, I guess. I'll forward other
names and information as I find it, see it in photos, or (less frequently) just plain recall it. I was on Dog as a 203X0 and
got my 5-level and third stripe while there working for The Chief (Rich Rochelle, now retired to Hilton Head). Anyone
out there remember the IHTFP "spray paint graffito" flap right after the water tower was newly painted in 1961 (I think).
Anyone remember when Major Crane and his family were sent home after his daugther's 'amore' bore fruit (in a manner of
speaking) with a "boyfriend" from, I think, Able Trick, maybe Charlie Trick. Anyone remember the huge (but covered up)
uproar over the guy who brought his "dependent sister and wife" over and put them up in the Oberoi Dean hotel. Turned
out they were, well, more professional than actually related. Good grief! So much really crazy stuff. Let's hear some more
Oxford, MS US - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 08:43:47 (PDT)
Was an Ohio boy at time of tour. Wonderful memories. Thanks for the web page.
Millersville, MD USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 08:28:12 (PDT)
Great job, guys! Appreciate all the hard work. I'm sending the URL to all my old 6937th buddies. My 15-month tour lasted for 16 months and 6 days (Dec '60 - Apr '62), 203 scribe on dog Trick. Your photos from '66 - '67 show some nice facilities that we never dreamed of on my tour. Thanks for the great memories.
Rodney R. Dorsey (Randy)
Bangkok TH - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 04:07:58 (PDT)
I just received word from Gary Rutledge that he has a web site for the guys that went to Pakistan. I was in Alaska with Gary but after that I went to Italy. It was the 6917th security Group at San Vito De Normandy Air Station in Brindisi southern Italy. It was a great tour and I got to see most of Europe. The fellows that I know that went to Pakistan from Alaska are Dick Gubala, Mike Jones and Gary Rutledge. Gary again you are doing fine job. I hope this web works for you. The other web site that Gary and Mike made for the 6981st security group in Alaska has gotten me together and having lunch with Dick Gubala and also I am corresponding with Mike Jones, Lew bowman and Gary Rutledge due to Gary.
Delanson, N.Y USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 19:06:30 (PDT)
I was with the 6937 in 1967. Knew Gary Rutledge, Dick Gubala, Terry Pollitt. Was on Able flight. Wasn't there long, medical problems, but was there long enough to give you guys (who did stay your full tour) lots of credit. It was not very pleasant. One thing I do remember was I had dysentary when I first got there. WOW! Good luck to gary and Milt on this web site, as I know they have worked hard and pt in some hours on this. Anyone who remembers me are welcome to email me. Signing off, Jonsey
elizabeth, in - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 06:29:20 (PDT)
HATS OFF TO YOU TWO GUYS. JAN 66 TO AUG 67, 202, FROM 6981ST ELMENDORF, CHARLIE FLIGHT, CURRENTLY IN INDIANA AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
LLOYD DOUGLAS ROOD
FORT WAYNE , IN United States - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 19:46:54 (PDT)
Greetings to all fellow alumni of the 6937th (PAS). Served in Peshawar from Jul 66 - Oct 67, Able Flight, 292x1. Came 2T from 6981st at Elmendorf. Many enjoyable memories of a great bunch of guys. Hope all enjoy the website.
Clinton Township, MI USA - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 09:43:34 (PDT)
Peshawar Bandit - Dec67-Feb69, 294x0, Able Flight
544th ARTW, Offutt AFB, NE, Feb69-Dec70, SIOP Maintenance
Working on history of 6937th Comm Grp at Peshawar and compiling a roster of
Peshawar Air Station alumni. Please send any experiences and stories about PAS to:
Saint Charles, MO USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 07:07:59 (PDT)