I got to
The 52nd was a communication center and I was assigned to the repair storeroom. I arrived as a Spec.4 31S30. I really wasnít doing what I was trained for. So I put in for a transfer to the 2nd CLSU which was located right next door. I got my transfer and finally started doing the job I had trained for.
I remember living in the hotel downtown and sharing a room with Gene Dennebaum, Mark Glandon, Frank Moyer and a couple of others I canít remember. A few months after I arrived they got the idea to build a new site on the old one and move us onto the airfield. That sucked. I remember a lot of long days and nights getting the temporary site set up out at the far end of the airfield. Once we had the new site up and running we also got new barracks. Ones with running water, even hot water.
I didnít want to do stateside duty so I extended my tour for another six months. We didnít get hit too much before I had extended my tour but it seemed like when I got back from leave we were getting hit more often.
I have only really kept in touch with one of the gang. Gene "Denny" Dennebaum. I was in his wedding and he was in mine. We still keep in touch, mostly by email. I havenít seen him in a few years.
I got married in Aug of 77
divorced in 2007 and have twin sons Brad & Kyle
I was glad to see the site come alive. It would be great to try and do a reunion. I would like to hear from any of the old gang and compare notes. There are a lot of memories that I have forgotten and some I wish I could. Looking back with just a few exceptions I would not change a thing.
I do remember Ralph, I think
he ended up going to some guys from PA&E. When I left there was only a few
guys left in the unit. I also remember Spike and Ike. I canít remember which
one died first. I remember the cook outs and the volleyball games. The
snake feeds where we had more people watching Ralph hunt down his dinner than
they had watching the general hand out medals. I remember the long convoy rides
One thing that stands out still are the Kids. I have lots of pictures and someday I will get them on the web site. I remember the sweetest little girl called Fung. I think that was her name. I wonder what happened to her and all the others we used bring into the hotel and play with.
I work for a company in
Here is a shot of me at Lake George.