|N-25 ||Ft. Story ||. |
|. ||Boutte, Edmond G.,
16C20 SP5 Target Tracking Radar||3/71-3/74|
|. ||Cooper,Lyle E.,
: I came to this site directly because of the Salt agreement. I had switched
to the Safegard System and received a 4 year "Stabilized Tour" at Ft. Bliss. Ha!
We dismantled this site at Virginia Beach, which was kind of fun. I enjoyed
climbing up onto the Hipar antenna and removing it piece by piece.
Virgina Beach was a great place, and I spent a lot of time fishing for bass in
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.||1970?-1972?|
|. ||Fleming, William L.,
16B, Launcher Crewman. Departed as SP4. Good times.
|. ||George, David J.,
SP4 in the supply room. I remember that the Supply SGT's first name was Dennis.
My barracks roommate was Sankie Wright from West (By God) Virginia. He had a busted up arm
and was waiting for a medical discharge. My other roommate was Jeff Brandt(?). I wanted so
much to stay in that unit, but since they were disbanding the stateside Nike sites......
Just before they transferred me, I did some OJT in the mess hall. There was a marine convert
there as a cook. I mistakenly sold him a car that I should have kept. LOL -
423 East 11th Ave, Hutchinson, Kansas, 67501||8/72-?/73|
|. ||Harris, James,
launch crewman b section, security, admin. went to mc greg. once -
4670 Page Rd, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544||8/62-2/65|
|. || McCoy, Ernest R.,
16B20 Pit Rat and had a good time there and would like to hear from any of you guys.
These are the names I can remember Curry,Rose,Bowman,Clark,Patrick,Pigg,Rector,
Turner,Wheeler,Baum and Stalker - 161 Cresent Dr Asheboro NC 27203
|. || O'Connor, illiam,
Military Police Sentry Dog Handler - MOS 95B2D -
The only exciting thing that happened in 18 months was a Marine Recon jump
into adjacent area that had mock -up of Vietnames village. Two marines landed
just out side launch, caught one, the other unbelievably scaled fence.The one
captured pulled knife, was afraid of dog, scary guy. I convinced him I waould
not let dog loose. Backup team arrived. Sometime latter a Navy officer came
and took him away. - 268 Babbitt Road Bedford Hills NY 10507||1/67-7/68|
|. || Partridge, Francis Milton,
Served in a Hawk Unit in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall.
Returned to Portmouth Nav Hosp. with a broken leg. Spent the remainder of mu Army time At the
Herc near Patrick Henry airport. near Ft Eustus VA. - 303 Wilson Rd Central SC 29630
|. || Plogger, Donal,
Supply Sgt. ||01/70-08/70|
|. ||Ray, LeRoy,
sgt asst section chief, swapped duty back to PI-37||?/65-6/66|
|. ||Rigney, Roger
sp-4 ||'66-'67 |
|. ||Rosenberry, John R,
Military Police (Guard Duty) SP4
1310 Anchor Ln, Merritt Island, Fl 32952||10/71-5/73|
|. ||Smith, Jeff,
IFC mechanic worked with Lyle Cooper and closed site in late 74 ||/70-/74|
|. ||Storemski, Steve J,
IFC area, closed site in 1974. - 37301 Elberta Ln Brookshire Tx||2/74-8/74|
|. ||Zier, David,
SP5 Senior Launcher Crewman Pit Rat, loved ORE's in the hurricane season. - 7809 Ocali Drive , Lakeland, Florida 33810
|N-36 ||Kempsville ||. |
|. || Bishop, Gerald S.,
E-3, GMIEER & driver,
Have been looking for a Lt. Loris-Lorus Jefferson.Va NG. Think he was missile officer for the NG.
He was the one who got me started in Ham radio. TKS, again, Jerry W8KQ - 2327 Werth Rd.,Alpena,Mi. 49707
|. || Hanchey, Jennings Brian,
C Btry, 38th AAA Msl, Bn. Came as a package unit from Ft Bliss in early '55. COs John C Evans (CPT)
& Albert McDaniel, CPT), XO Sam Husson(1LT), IFC Plt Ldr Cecil D. McDaniel (2d Lt),
Lchr Plt Ldr, Jennings Hanchey (2Lt) & Joe Maupin (2d Lt), Msl Off WO Laird,Lchr Plt Sgt MSGT Peavy.
Unit in Corn & Soy bean fields (great duck & goose hunting) leased from Rufus Jordan.
Collected garbage from mess hall to feed his pigs. Held a picnic each summer for the unit each summer
- 5112 Alteza Dr. Colo Spgs, CO 80917||9/55-12/57|
|. || Partridge, Francis Milton,
Guided Missle Electrical Equip Repairman. Rank SP-5
left 1st site: When it was given to VA. NG - 303 Wilson Rd Central SC 29630
|N-52 ||Portsmouth/Deep Creek ||. |
|. || Adams, William (Bill),
I was a tec in the missile control trailers. I have a place for all the pics and
info, pics etc on Facebook, under Nike Site N-52. Please join.
I was a spec 4 and maybe spec 5, it's been a long time ago.Please look up
and advise everyone you can via Facebook. thanks -
309 Vanette Drive Chesapeake.VA 23322||?/70-?/75|
|. || Chaffin, Jerry,
left for 9 weeks of Nike Hercules tng prior to
redeployment to Thule Greenland - 54260 Avenida Rubio, La Quinta, Ca 92253
|. ||Fitzgerald, James E.,
SP/5 Fire Control Maintenance MOS 226. Site was turned over to Guard.
- 203 S Elder, Buffalo, MO 65622
|. || Grimes, Edward,
Capt, Site Commander||/64-/71|
|. || Honts, Eddie L,
Launcher crewman 4569 Jordantown Rd. Vinton, Va. 24179
|. ||Hudec, Steve,
SP4 Acquisition Operator - Franklin, IN||11/60-12/62|
|. || James, Harold,
In summer, the base was completely (except for the entry road) surrounded by cornfields.
3 of my fellow soldiers got lost in the Dismal Swamp and had to be rescued.
On Christmas day, 1959, the Amish congregation( that owned all those cornfields) came to the
main gate and sang Christmas Carols to us soldiers who assembled at the main gate.
There was a parade in Portsmouth that summer, my role in the parade was to stand at parade rest
on the trailer towing a Nike ajax missle. Good start to a 25 year military career!!
|. || Meltom, Robert, 22F40 maint VAARNG
|. || Powell, James W. Sr,
warrant officer on site N-52 until it closed in 1974.||-/74|
|. ||Ray, LeRoy,
sp4 launcher crewman, closed this down , moved to fort story, long time ago ,LOL
|. ||Rutherford. Rowen,
Fire Control Maint. Sgt/Sp-5,
Thank God, I had previously been in the Airborne because that's where
I went from here.||11/58-11/59 |
|. ||Strachan, Donald,
Cook; Launcher Crewman, and finished as SP5 - Supply Tech.
Best peace time assignment with folks like Maj Grimes, CPT "J" Godwin,
Chief Maintenance Warrent Powell,and SGM Zeak ?Thompson, good ol'boy Barnes, and many,
many others Now retired CW4 State Area Command, Ft Stewart, GA
- Seabrook Island, GA||7/65-6/74|
|N-55DC ||Hampton Roads Army Terminal|
7739 Hampton Blvd. (Norfolk International Terminals)
|. ||Beachum, Vernon,
E-5, Pulse Acquisition Radar Technician - P.O. Box 1180, Fort Ashby, WV 26719
|. ||Haverty, Cecil,
Converted 95B to 17H (later 16K) Plotter. Worked out of the
Norfolk AADCP The unit was the 100th Arty Gp (?) and then changed to the
17th Arty Gp (AD)around 1970.||01/68-06/70|
|. ||Maxey, Gale L,
operational control of the fire units, we provided support for them as well.
|. ||Motley, William H.,
There is one man that remains in my mind all these years. It is SFC Gene A. Ross.
He was a personnel sgt. for at least six years ||/63-/66|
|. ||Parrish, Robert,
Served as Plotter then CP Clerk then S4 Housing NCO -
1752 Elijah Loftin Rd. Kinston, NC 28504||8/65-6/68|
|. ||Patton, John,
MOS 16K then 16H,Many great memories||1/69-4/71|
|. ||Potter, Darryl M.,
17K20 Status Plotter, SP4, Crew #1||1/67-10/68|
|N-85 ||Denbigh ||. |
|. ||Baxter, Robert Allen,
IFC Platoon Ldr - Received Commission in 6/69 Was Batter Cdr Hq Btry then back to full time At Great Bridge
Site. Went to Denbigh Site as Launcher Plt Ldr 9/72 Closed site in 9/74
- 204 Marshall Lane Carrollton, VA 23314
|. ||Davis, Raymond L.,
- 24420 Batten Bay Lane Carrollton,VA. 23314||7/68-7/74|
|. ||Langford, Berkley A. Jr.,
IFC area in varing capacities. Was there first as an enlisted soldier.
Got out of the Army in Dec '64 and then went to work for the VA. National Guard
until the site closed.||3/62-9/74|
|. ||Schang, John,
IFC radar technician. After qualifying at Red Canyon, we loaded our radar
vans on boxcars and followed them to Virginia. Once on site we dug the trenches
to bury the cables, leveled the antennas and anchored the radar vans.
Within two weeks of arrival, we were on line.||3/55-7/56|
|. ||Smithley, Michael,
Sentry Dog Handler - 1021 Dare Road, Yorktown, Va.||6/68-2/74|
|W-64 ||Lorton -
News Paper Article
spotted by Charles Marcum
|. ||Barber, Michael,
|. ||Pickinpaugh, Ronald G,
CPL, MOS 1512 (SAM Panel Operator for Nike Ajax) Launcher Area.
I trained at Fort Bliss, TX during the summer of 1953. We were
assigned to Package 6, 1st Guided Missile Group. Our group helped
construct the underground revetments at Red Canyon, in the summer
of 1953. We trained at Fort Bliss until April 1954, when we were
transferred to Fort Belvoir, VA, as the 71st AAA Missile Bn. We had
four batteries, A, B, C, and D, I was in "B" Battery.
Our site was located on the Federal Correctional Institution
property at Lorton, VA.
Our group, package 6, held its 2nd reunion at Branson, MO in
Sept. 2000. We had 31 people there, including spouses and
|. ||Smith, Thompson C. LTC(R)
Lchr Plt Ldr, IFC Plt Ldr, Executive Officer -CPT
Started in Nike-AJAX Army NG program in 1959 on Battalion Staff. Upon
deactivation of AJAX program was assinged to site at Lorton.|| 8/63-7/64|
|. ||Warren, Bob,
there during Cuban missile crisis, miserable existence
there. Went to HHC in Suitland in s3 section, Changed mos to non critical
and went airborne, 173d abn bde till discharge in 65 - living in Liberty Lake, Wa