Guestbook

Note:  For privacy reasons, email addresses are not displayed.

Create a new Guestbook entry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please enter the 4 character "Anti-spam" code in the box labeled CAPTCHA.
Fields marked with * are required.
Your E-mail address will not be published.
Your entry will be reviewed before it is posted on the website.
We reserve the right to edit, delete, or not publish entries.
1215 entries.
Tom Sandman from Taneytown, Lmaryland wrote on September 25, 2017 at 8:25 am:
498th GEMS 1967 - 1969. Was there for shutdown of the 498th - disassembled the GEMS Shop, and cut up the big cables for scrap at the four launch sites. Left Oki in January 70 for AMMS Squadron at Fairchild AFB. Notified on arrival of acceptance to the AECP program. Commissioned in September 72. Retired from the AF in 82 as a Captain. Retired in 2010 as Manager of Telecommunications for the National Weather Service.
Eric [ Ric ] Haase from Irvine,ca. 92604 wrote on September 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm:
Just checking in,did my time [after tech school ] at Bitburg,launchcrew.. C-pad ..71 st TMS [60-62] then off to Hahn site IV [62-63]...site MMS...Hello to those of us still here [ lol ]
Joseph Bogo from Avella, PA wrote on August 10, 2017 at 8:05 pm:
Hahn AFB, 1964; Mace Missiles (maintenance) until I moved into fixed and then mobile radar at Giebelstadt and Grafenwoehr.
Robert L. Bolton from Gainesville, GA wrote on March 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm:
It's with much regret that I am posting this notice of the passing of one of Grünstadt's original Mech 1s. Steven Andrew Moore, "Sam" to his close friends.
Sam passed in early February. He served at Grünstadt from early 1962 until shutdown September 1966. Sam went on to serve 20 years with the Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force he earned a degree in Electronic Engineering and worked for Delco. He is dearly missed by all his Missileer friends and fellow Grünstadt grovelers.
Paul Mason from Fort Worth wrote on March 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm:
I was at Patrick AFB in 1953 assigned to 69th PBS. We left Jacksonville in 1953 on board a troop ship. We landed in Bramerhaven two weeks later. We were fasted trained to Hahn AB. 3 month later assigned to detachment (4) Back to the US in 1955
Joe Heeter from Continental, Ohio 45831 wrote on March 28, 2017 at 6:14 am:
I was in Okinawa 1962-1964 as NCOIC Launch crew. Capt Brown, Roger Huckabee, Felix Nadolny, Richard (Whip) Wilson, Bruce Covey & J Fortman. I am seeking information about the use of agent orange at the launch sites. I understand that it was used extensively as a defoliant to maintain security around the sites. So if anyone can verify this procedure, Security guards, Maintenance personnel, it would be greatly appreciated. If you know of any personnel that has Prostate Cancer, Malignant Lymphoma, Type 2 Diabetes, Hodgkins Lymphoma or have children suffering from birth defects or any personnel have died from any of these malady's Please let me know.
Jack Drafahl from Jack Drafahl wrote on March 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm:
I was at Hahn airbase 64-66, site IV, blockhouse 1. I bought one of the original Renwal plastic models of the mace, but was lost many years ago. Last year the redo came about for $40. I bought one, but wanted more, so I have a CGI version made that can be incorporated into photos and videos. I have just started working on some images and though I would share them with you. I own the CGI version outright, so if you look for it, it will not show up in the search engine. I will be doing more images and updating the link below in the next couple months. Gray body, different locations, that kind of thing. Here is the link to the images. No www at the front of the web address.
mace.jackandsue.com

Jack Drafahl
John M. Gibbs from Homosassa Springs, FL wrote on March 7, 2017 at 7:55 am:
Current Member of TAC Missileers.
1st Pilotless Bomber Squadron, Patrick AFB 1953; Deployed to Germany "on The Boat",1st PBS, later the 1st Tactical Missile Sqn, Bitburg AB 1954-56.
AMLO Wheelus AB 1954, 55, 56.
Hon. Discharged 56.

Just Checkin In. John
Guy Vanderman from Deatsville. AL wrote on March 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm:
For Walter Sudol--Please contact me at 334-220-2709
Walter S. Sudol from Remsen , New York wrote on February 19, 2017 at 6:08 am:
President at USAF Nuclear Weapons Technicians Assoc. - Reminder that annual convention 2017 will be in Wash. D.C. area ,Sept. 14 thru 16th. visit for future info.
Joseph Heeter from Continental, Ohio wrote on February 13, 2017 at 9:54 am:
Just found this site, I served at Kadena AFB in the 873rd TMS from 1/62 - 5/64 . I was NCOIC of crew 12, with Capt William Brown as LO, Roger Huckabee M1, Richard Wilson M2, Felix Nadolny M3, Bruce Covey M4, and Fortman M5. Picked up another crew until Capt Brown and I were reassigned back to the states.Returned to Orlando as instructor, then went to Lowry after Orlando was turned over to the Navy. Left the military for family reasons. Worked for 3M corporation for awhile, Sears for awhile Frigidaire corporation finally opened my own business. Retired from business became a Hospital Chaplain, retired from that in 2014, now work in my shop refinishing furniture, still with my wife of 58 years.
Rick Meyers from Gig Harbor, WA wrote on February 13, 2017 at 4:14 am:
I was assigned to the 71st TMS at Bitburg, Germany from Feb \'66-Apr \'69 until Shutdown. I was a Tech 3 on a launch crew with Capt. Robert Parrott, crew chief TSgt Tom Black, Tech 1 SSgt John Cunningham, Tech 4 Sgt Gary Carmine Bocce and Tech 5 Roy (can't remember last name). I roomed with Sgt Jesse Dapra, Rocky Harris, and Dave Smith. After Bitburg, I spent my last year at Ellsworth AFB (Minuteman Base) in South Dakota where I turned down a whole lot of money to re-up. Great times all in all. I now live in Gig Harbor, WA, enjoying retirement.

Rick Meyers
2917 73rd Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Ph: 253-265-6443
email: rick.meyers253@gmail.com[b[b
roger d jones from shirley,arkansas wrote on January 25, 2017 at 12:57 pm:
hope to see my old comrades from bitburg 1964-1966 at las vegas

victor shoepe
chuck kennedy
ken Kinkel
George burns
roland krom
frank DuPont
jerry Hedrick
garland stevens
jim witcher
etc;etc;etc
Julian Esposito from Levittown NY wrote on January 17, 2017 at 6:03 am:
Joe DiPietro,
It been a long time since our days working at Sperry/Loral/Lockheed.
Hoping all is well and welcome to the Tac Missileer Group!
Jules Esposito
Joseph DiPietro from New Hyde Park wrote on January 1, 2017 at 8:40 am:
Kadena May 64-Nov 65, Site #4 Mech.1.
Was good friends with Eddie George, Jim Ringer, Al Joseph.
Launch Officer was Lt Womac. It was really great to see these postings.
George T. Callahan from Cheyenne, WY wrote on December 23, 2016 at 5:31 am:
At Bitburg, 67-69, till shutdown. Ops crew, with Geovanni Nozolino as crew chief. Capt Ed Clark was Launch Officer.
Max R. Butler from Eustis,Fl. wrote on November 26, 2016 at 2:15 am:
Hi Andrew, I enjoyed the flight conversing with you as well, especially taking the pics out the aircraft window that you were going to show your son as I recall. Take care and if you ever get down around Eustis, Fl. give me a holler. Take care.
Andrew O. from Simpsonville, SC wrote on November 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm:
Max, I wanted to drop in and say hey. We flew from Charlotte to Las Vegas together, and I had a great time hearing a few of the stories from you and Joe. I hope you guys had a good time scouting out Vegas!

God Bless all of you guys for your service!
Joe Lindsay from Aurora, CO wrote on July 30, 2016 at 7:35 am:
Paul Davis,

My email is jlindsay_2@centurylink.net. I have been in touch with Kent Washburn & Larry Johnson. Thought I would post this so we could communicate.
-Joe
Joe Lindsay from Aurora, Co wrote on July 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm:
Great to hear from Paul Davis. If there was any mischief going on at Lowry, it was perpetrated by either Paul or I.
Randall B Vaughn from Goodlettsville,Tn 37072 wrote on July 24, 2016 at 9:17 am:
Wife,I and 3 children tried to visit the Steinborn ,Det 4,585 C&G last year , July 2015. The roads out of Steinborn were all blocked due to utility work and the only thing there now at the site is windmills. Still beautiful countryside and welcoming Germans .Economy not so good since Bitburg AB closed . Was great when was there 56 to 59 and part of the crew to set up the Steinborn site . Great times we had . Carpenter ,Pelletier Young,Crowbar ,Smiley ,Tosh, Talbot,And give me some time I can remember more . Looking forward to the Las Vegas reunion if I can live that long. That is a long time away guys .couldn't we have it in the spring,maybe May.
David Carmack from Melbourne, FL wrote on July 15, 2016 at 6:41 am:
I was at Hahn AB serving at Wueschheim from 1987 to 1990. I provided communications support as a member of the 2141st Communications Squadron. I really enjoyed my time there as I attended Frankfurt American Jr High and High Schools from 1981 - 1985 and was able to visit my old friends and teachers. I do not miss the exercises and chemical warfare gear. Alarm Red was a nightmare. Black out curtains and night sorties of F-16's. Good times!! Thanks for the pictures.
Paul Hederman from Hobe Sound, FL wrote on July 10, 2016 at 7:55 am:
Just found your website. It brought back great memories.

Started my AF career as a Mech 1 on a launch crew at Kadena AB, site 3 in 1967. Next assignment was test equipment maintenance in the "Black Shack" at Lowry AFB. Shortly after settling in at Lowry, the Mace program was cancelled...too bad, great bird.

Did a couple of years in air-to-air missiles and then crossed trained. I spent the next 17 years in B-52's as a gunner. I enjoyed flying, but you never forget your first love, the CGM-13B.
Paul Davis Sr. from Woodstock, GA wrote on June 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm:
Dear Joe,
I am alive and well living in beautiful Woodstock, Ga.

I remember our time very well at Lowry.
I hope to see you soon so we can catch up and have a beer!

Talk to you soon!
Joe Lindsay from Aurora, Colorado wrote on May 17, 2016 at 11:09 am:
The posting by Tanya Archer prompted me to post this. Paul Davis and I were very good friends. I was an instructor at Lowry & a Crew Chief On crew 7 at Site 1 & later in my career I was a Crew Chief on Site 2. I hope he is still with us.