| F-45 ||Medical Lake ||. |
|. ||Burke, James (Jim),
Discharged early to attend college. I remember many people from my Army days.
Just spoke with Lynn Dickerson of Penn. - 12121 Gilmore Ave., LA, CA 90066
|. ||Elbell, Bryan,
Stayed until closing, then was reassigned to the MP company at Ft. Richardson
as a game warden until 5/80. ETS at Ft. Dix 1/81. I remember getting a broken
left wrist playing football for the unit team, the great fishing in the lake
behind the down range area, walking down range for duty because the road grader
wouldn't start and the deuce+1/2 couldn't get down the road. I also enjoyed
seeing the iditarod teams when they came into the staging area at the Knik bar,
loved the salmon fishing, Arctic Valley ski slopes, waking up and seeing
Mt. McKinley in the morning, the all night pinochle games down range, hated
the tower heaters that never worked and the push button cigarette lighters
in the towers that never got hot, I had a great time with a great bunch of
guys, pit rats and scope dopes included. I left the service to become a
Technician for the Fed. Gov't, and currently I'm a division mgr. for a
large robotic overlay welding company that works in power plants all over
North, Central and South America. - 2981 Harrow Rd. Spring Hill, Florida. 34608
|. ||Holman, Bill,
IFC MTR Operator - 502 villanova circle warrington, pa. 18976 ||/59-7/61|
| S-13, 14||Redmond ||. |
|. ||Abker, Terry L.,
I worked both in the Integrated Fire Control and the Launcher Area.
I now live about a mile from the Launcher Area on NE 95th St. in Redmond Wa.
|. ||Benak, John,
launcher platoon sgt ||8/61-9/63|
|. ||Blurton, Neil E.,
IFC elevation/range operator. PFC. Discharged 11/60. Went to work
for National guard at S20 Cougar Mt out of Issaquah WA. Worked there till
Ajax phase out and Guard took over S13 at Redmond WA. Stayed there till
the bitter end of Hercules program. Then went to Spokane to take job as UH-1
and OH-58 Helicopter Mechanic for the National Guard. Retired 5/85. I really
enjoyed the Missile program. Sad day when we started breaking down the
equipment. - 553 B Aladdin Rd Colville WA 99114 ||10/59-11/60|
|. ||Britten, Charles Randyl,
Computer operator, SP-4, probably the only enlisted man there with solid math background,
gave a talk explaining the math for the whole guidance system. Experience launched a 50 year
career in computers and software. Worked for Boeing 1962-1974 in flight simulation. BSci
in Applied Math, EE, U Colorado, 1967 (on educational leave), MSci in Computer Science,
U Washington, 1982. Taught Computer Science at UW Extension, 1994-2004. - Seattle, WA
|. ||Gardner, Jim,
at both S13 Redmond and S61 on Vashon ||/66-/71|
|. ||Jordan, Robert R.,
Staff Sgt, M-33 radar and analog computer tech. Lived for some months on a nearby
National Guard base,
commuted to the site. Great days spent at Green Lake in Seattle. Dated a Seattle U. student nurse
who lived between Kirkland and Redmond for a few months. I still fondly remember her.
- left site 1/56 (on Friday the 13th, 14:30 hours ) - Nike guided missile school and field experience
inspired me to use my GI Bill to acquire a BA in physics at UC, Berkeley, in 1960 and later in 1967,
an MS in physics from San Jose State. I then had a 40 year career in aerospace and defense with
over 20 years as a contractor dealing in technical intelligence issues. My wife, an RN, and
I both retired in 1999 and subsequently have traveled extensively OCONUS, returning to the US
on 3July09 from a 3-week safari in Kenya and Tanzania.
- 206 Charter Oaks Circle, Los Gatos. CA, 95032||5/54-1/56|
|. ||Holt, Ernest Missile lauching area. We never had a water problem!
- 88 Husted Station Road Elmer NJ 08318 ||8/55-3/57|
|. ||Ikard, Thomas,
Acting Supply Sgt. Acting IFC Platoon Sgt. -
1111 West Eskridge Place, Stillwater, OK 74075||8/57-5/60|
|. ||Loyd, William (Bill),
Launcher Area CWO, Served with CWO Len Olive||/61-/63|
|. ||Servati, Richard (Dick),
LCT Trailer - 1005 Northridge Rd. Moore OK||5/55-3/58|
|. ||Skye, Gordon S.,
I worked in the IFC control van as a senior operator. I was discharged as a Sp5.
Met and made alot of great friends. Worked 35 years in the logging industry as a
truck driver. - 778 Elma McCleary Rd #32 McCleary Wa 98557
|. ||Staggers, Charles, -
More civilized then Cougar site. Closer to Tavern.
Did all of IFC duties. TTR, MTR, AR, COMPUTER, PLOTTER, and others. ||/59-5/61|
|. ||Strobel, Rick,
Full time National Guard.."Pit Rat" Started as Missile Crewman
and went to Ft. Belvoir for Engineer School MOS 62C20. "Guided Missile (NH)
Engineer Equipment Maintenance Mechanic" whew! Operated the 3,
"300 Cummins Diesel Engine Driven, 150 KW GE Generators. Maintained the hugh
elevators, converters, heaters, and high psi compressors (used for filling
accumulators) I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at Redmond.
We had lots of time off as we could manipulate our schedule and even
had a second job. Did SNAP and Juarez a couple of times and was one of
the idiots that bought one of those huge mexican pictures and then had to
try and get it on the airplane home. Enjoyed the ORE's, but didn't care
too much for the original DCE's as they were very long, but it got better.
If I can be of any assistance on Engineer Technicalities please feel
free to write.
|. ||Swank, Allan,
Old national guard ajax support facility run by civilians. there were only 6 gi's there when I was there
and we were asigned gofer and janitor duties - big prairie, ohio
|. ||Swayze, Ernest R. Jr,
TTR Began training on TTR. Do remember VIP visits pretty often.
My buddy that I enlisted with worked at the Launch area. Trained on TTR before
I was transfered to Germany. Redmond was a good place to visit in those days.
It's all grown up now. The site was right above the town. I haven't been up
there for years. - 223 Porter Cr. Rd. Elma, WA||3/60-10/60|
|. ||Williamson, Randy,
IFC MTR & TTR operator. In '69 they ran an SR-71 from Anchorage, AK to San Diego, CA. He gave us position updates
every 30 secs. We locked on at 202K inbound. We broke lock at 200K when he started jamming. We didn't even get a smell until
he quit jamming at 198K outbound. The computer said the missile couldn't catch him. I said, "I'd better find another job!"
I took the test for Border Patrol and started there 11/70. They closed down our site while I was in the BP academy.
I retired from the USBP 11/90.||8/66-11/70|
| S-43 ||Kent ||. |
|. ||Brough, Charlie E.,
Missile tracking radar. and also cooked meals on site during hot battery.
6032 E. Sarazen St. Olympia, Wa. 98513 - Award winning Novel, Thank God For Pigs, and
Allison's Wedding Dress, a short story book, both on sale for only $16.00 inc
Tax and shipping. Send check or money order to Brough Books P.O. Box 614, East Olympia,
WA 98540 --Email me @ email@example.com. ||10/60-3/64|
|. ||Kuvik, David,
E-1 launcher opr. Bus driver - Remember SFC Gardner and Capt. Peck -
got any pictures? -
10818 e Adobe Rd Mesa, az 85207||/54-/56|
|. ||Lee, Allen D.,
Missile Launcher Crewman, E2 Started as Onsite Tech WARNG mid 61 or 62.
Remember being there day Pres Kennedy was assinated, up all night doing readiness checks.
Lived in Kent, then we moved to Vashon Island to go Hercules.
|. ||Pirie, George D,
Sgt Fire Control Maintenance Chief, I was there when we installed the sys||9/54-12/56|
|. ||Roberts, Donald R.,
SSGT E-6 Assembly Tech, Launcher area. (my Dad)||4/59-9/61|
|. ||Tavares, Gilbert,
Rank-SP3 Missile Radar Operator || 1955-1956 |
|. ||Thornton, James,
SP3. Motor Pool- Wrecker Operator, Cat Operator - p.o. box 597 coarsegold Ca. 93614 ||2/54-7/56|
|. ||Turner, Richard,
I was with the WashNationalGuard. We took over 43 Kent Wa
in about 1958 from the USArmy [See S-61 for more details]
Richard, I can't get through your spam blocker challenge.
| S-61 ||Vashon Island ||. |
|. ||Brough, Charlie E.,
Range Operator on the Herc site and was the Missle tracking operator and a SSG when the
site closed in "74" One of my other duties as assigned was Commo Sgt.
When the Warheads were being taken off by a Chinook Helicoptor, I became ill one
day and the project was delayed until I came back to work. that is how secret
removal of the Nuke war heads was. 6032 E. Sarazen St. Olympia, Wa. 98513
I retired as MSG E8. PS. I was on the gun site on vashon in 1953 also. do you have any
info on them? Charlie.||3/64-7/74|
|. ||Edwards, Joseph E.,
SSG/E6, Target Ranging Radar, Target Tracking Radar, Missile Tracking Radar,
Hipar operator, Computer, Swithch Board, Acquisition Radar.
Washington Army National Guard. MSG Retired ||6/64-6/74|
|. ||Gardner, Jim,
at both S13 Redmond and S61 on Vashon ||/66-/71|
|. ||Holcombe, Thomas,
- 7158 south 2085 east Salt City Utah||/62-/64|
|. ||Lee, Allen D.,
Missle Launcher Creman, but cross trained in all MOS's. Last position was Site Security
Came to Vashon to train when we started phasing into Hercs from Ajax.
Army was still onsite and trained us. was trained in Ft Gordon, GA. Remeber the earthquake of 65,
I though the site had went up, and the day we went to "Battle Stations". I lived on the
island in Burton. I live in Western Upstate NY now. See site is still there,
would like to visit on next trip to Seattle Area.
|. ||Leon, Carl,
SP5/E5 - Regular Army on National Guard Site||1966-1967|
|. ||McKinney, Glen,
- 10614 221 St Ave "E" Buckley, Wa 98321||10/64-11/64|
|. ||Murray, Robert,
sp/5 security guard launcher area||/65-/74|
|. ||Patterson, Rick,
Started in the Launcher area, moved to IFC sometime in 1969. TTR operator until site closed in 1974.
|. ||Roberts, Donald R,
CWO, Launcher Supervisor.
[my Dad] served at this site ...
I hope someone will recognize his name. He held the rank of
Chief Warrant Officer at the time of his death||7/64-5/65|
|. ||Turner, Richard,
I was with the WashNationalGuard. ...and then took [over] from the
Regular Army Site 61 on Vashon Island in 1964 til its close in 1974 when we
were deactivated. At one time or another I served as training NCO,
Acq Operator, Computer opr and then became an IFC maintenance man for the
Nike Ajax and Hercules radars to include HiPar. I eventually became the
full time first sergeant till the unit was phased out [in 1974].
I was the last man out the gate and snapped the padlock on it.
Richard, I can't get through your spam blocker challenge.
|. ||Walton, Art,
TRR operator,E3, we turned the site over to the wash. state national guard
| S-90DC ||Ft. Lawton ||. |
|. ||Bryson, Gary D,
was at C/1-61 ADA 1969, then to S-90DC,
From S-90DC to 25 NORAD McChord AFB, WA and ETS Jan '72. Joined OR Nat Guard 1974,
return to AD 1986, retired 2000:
Miss Army Family dearly. Currently w/ OR State Police. Might be fun to have big
reunion at the CA Site...||/70|
|. ||Krueger, Charlie,
Worked in Missile Master from the beginning and later as Housing Coordinator and Adminmistration (S-1)
- Camano Island, WA||1/60-|
|. ||Loyd, William (Bill),
served in S3, Hq Battery Retired 10/66||/63-10/66|
|. ||Lyon, Richard,
Worked in Supply room, next to blue room, NCOIC was a SSG Hill,
OIC a WO2 Foss I belive||1/71-12/71|
|. ||McKinney, John B.,
Initially to Missile Master and helped convert to BIRDIE system in '63. 2LT/1LT
|. ||McMakin, George,
Served as crypto operator. Would like to get in contact with ones during that time.
| S-92 ||Kingston ||. |
|. ||Cann, Rendell L (Rendy),
First assignment out of 24U school. SP4||9/69-4/71|
|. ||Cariaga, Alonzo J. Jr.,
802 E. 33rd St. #4 Los Angeles, CA 90011||4/71-5/73|
|. ||Doan, Rodney,
Mos 62C40 SSG E-6 in charge of engineer equip on site HYD Elevators Generators
compressors motor generators
both IFC and Launch area. Located on puget sound had to go by Ferry to edmonds wn on ferry from
winslow wn to seattle. interesting story The people complained the diesel
generators starting at 0300 am were
too loud too much noise. during an ORE. ONE time a guard in the lanch platoon
shot a deer with his carbine.
we cleaned the deer and had a party and got some beer at a sgts house
ate the deer the capt ate some him self
latter when the guy got a art-l5 the lanch warrant officer you ate the edevince your self capt.
Looking for friends at site. Does any body know what happened to
- Capt. Donald Vogel He was BC at site 92 1964 -1966.
- Sp/5 Rice 62C30 1964, Sp/4 Whitsel 62C20 1965
- Msgt Beal Lch pltoon sgt. 1965-1966, CWO Sinderguard Lch Area 63-66
- I am at - 954 Barneck rd Port Haywood Va 23138
|. ||Daum, Ronald H.
|. ||Fitzgerald, James E.,
SP/5 Fire Control Maintenance. Left for WO charme school.
- 203 S Elder, Buffalo, MO 65622
|. || Flatness, Michael G.,
SP5, worked as 16C Fire control, computer operator, and as training clerk for
a while, then company clerk. Great job and have not been back to the site
since I left in 72 ||9/70-7/72|
|. ||Fulmer, Harvey,
Arrived a PFC,left a Spec 4, served as launcher crewman. When I was there the officers for
the most part were a sorry lot. The platoon sgt was pretty sorry also. There were some good people though.
I served with Russell Laney, a panel operator,and Fred Roden, my section sergeant. I remember also Rodney Doan,
Sgt Ferguson, Sgt Crow. They were good men.I left for the nike site in Greenland. I had intended to make a career
of the army but the inefficient handeling of my officer's candidate school application and the sorry attitude
of the most officers and senior NCO's hastened my return to civilian life and I never regreted leaving the army.
Being from San Antonio, Texas, I never got used to the rain there so much of the time. My son was born at the
Bremerton Navel Hospital in November of 1963. I am now 66 years of age and live in San Antonio. My wife and
I had 9 children, who are all grown up and married except one. I often think back on those days.
We were al ways short-handed and had to be on duty too many hours in the week. I became an eternally happy civilian
on 18 May 1965. - 6300 Rue Marielyne Unit 1003 San Antonio, Tx 78238||08/62-04/64|
|. ||Gavin, Frank,
I have names of quite a few other guys that were battery members. The place sure had a view.
- Tomah Wisconsin||5/73-6/74|
|. ||Hill, Pete,
Met some great people and had some fun, felt sorry for the friends in Nam and I had couch duty
|. ||Jansen, Nicholas,
Started as 16B10, Launcher Crewman(E-2), next duties were assignment to motor
pool and chow bus driver from Launch area to IFC. Promoted to 62C30 generator
Operator(SP5). In 1969 transfered to Korea. ||11/66-1/69|
|. ||Kennedy, Steve,
E5 / Nike Herc Launch Site||/68-/69|
|. ||Perovich, Tony,
|. ||Philley, Bill Jr.,
computer operator in ifc. Sid Burns where are you?||6/68-6/70|
|. ||Popa, Adrian E.,
Reassigned from 6th Army Aircraft Repair Team in California to Kingston WA,
because the Army figured that aircraft electronics and NIKEs were similar
(a move from heven to hell). Set up NIKE AFC site in mud, lived in tents
and Jamesway huts,
had slit trench johns, and used manuals to become a radar operator/repairman
starting my 45+ year career in microwave, maser and laser technology.
R&D at Douglas Aircraft and Hughes Electronics Research Lab.
|. ||Rice, Clark,
Went to ROK site - 143 E. Paseo de Golf||6/68-5/69|
|. ||Richardson, Stephen,
!6C10 , 16C20 Fire control operator , Then selected into the National Security Agency by
executive order of President Richard Milhous Nixon MK Ultra training ,
@ Ft. Lewis Madigen General Hospital - Code named Monarch Butterfly involved with Operation Monarch NSA/CSS.
A member of the Intelligence Community . The CIA ( non official cover ) or NOC 'S
Of course no body knew that I was CIA except Sgt. Cid Strong. Army CID . He and I had some extremely
sensitive National Security Issues to deal with on the Battery . Don Cheney , Mike Jensen , Sgt. Ziegler ,
Ron Wilbur , Ron Hoffman , Warrant Officers , West Pointers like Lt Willeby , Battery Commanders ,
many , many more like Mike McMeckouchen , Total - Tri- Battery Col . Richardson ( my shirt
tail cousin ) The list goes on and on , guys please forgive me for the names I have forgotten ,
but hell I am 65 now ! You people never knew I was in the CIA program MK Ultra that's why I was
taken to Madigen General Hospital at Ft Lewis so many times for my training we"ll you guys can read
my Auto-Biography soon and sit back and enjoy the movie named as my book , my code name "Monarch Butterfly"
Given to me in the the spring of 1969 when the two DOD officers signed me aboard for
Tricky Dicky Nixon's selection after hardly three months as a 16C10 and 16C20 as one of your fire
control operater's and sent me on a 40 year time of great sorrows , joys and now memories
of my Meritorious Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty ; not unlike all of you .
I was Nominated for the Medal of Freedom award and received many letters , awards and
citations and even invites to the White House for Dinner .Thank you all for your comradeship ,
good times and bad .... Most humbly your friend and loyal servant Stephen ..... Vancouver ,
Washington 98666 Share House POB 1209 firstname.lastname@example.org 001-360-558-0487.
|. ||Roberts, Danny,
|. ||Rufenacht, John Frank,
219 Woodson, Raymore, MO 64083||4/64-12/66|
|. ||Scharf, Bob,
MTR left as E-5 - We won trophy at SNAP for best unit in 1969 I was sent to Vulcan
unit in Ft. Bliss and made SSgt Our Vulcan unit was sent to NATO base in Germany
|. ||Scott, Barry,
Spec 5 (16C20) Fire Control Computer and Acquisition Radar. I still live in the
Puget Sound area. The last time I was by the site, the Fire Control/Admin.
area was a labor school and the Launcher area was a school district's
bus barn/maintenance area.||5/71-10/73|
|. ||Taylor, Robert,
Looking for anyone who served with those sites while I was there||10/68-3/69|
|. ||Tobin, David,
TTR and Generator Operator, Site Closed June 1974||8/71-3/74|
|. ||Vigue, Jerry L.,
Launcher Control Trailer-Section Chief SP/5 The nights riding the ferry from Kingston
to Edmonds, and 2001 Space Odyssey in the Cinerama Theatre in Seattle. What a time it was.
|. ||Wilbur, Ron,
Panel operator in the missile section. It was a time of Jimi Hendrix
and the Eagles Auditorium in Seattle. Jammin' in the fallout shelter with
guitars and sounds.||2/68-6/69|
| M-02 ||Milwaukee,River Hills, 2040 W Brown Deer ||. |
|. ||Alexandroni, John,
|. ||Briggs, Gerald (Jerry),
Spec-5 TTR TRR operator Remember Funk? Robie? Lefty?
- 13022 w. Colfax Butler WI 53007||8/67-7/70|
|. ||Burroughs, Lewis,
|. ||Davis, John (Jack),
SP-6 Acquisition Radar Mechanic HIPAR & LOPAR 26J20
All thats left now is Pop's Shack. P.O. Box 191664,
Sacramento, CA 95819||2/69-3/71|
|. ||Livorno, Joseph L.
Fire Control Mechanic
Spc 4th - Spc 6th class I left for Germany. ||9/63-12/66 |
|. ||Mc Daniel, Charles Richard (Dick),
fire control crew chief,computer oper, pkg 48,initial btry
operational set up. 1947 Brewster rd, Indianapolis Indiana 46260||6/56-11/57|
|. ||Miller, Dennis,
SP-4 Supply Clerk||01/68-6/69|
|. ||Mills, Rogers G.,
IFC tech Sp/4 - 5||12/66 to 7/67|
|. ||Nystrom, Gene,
Fire control Off. 2Lt. MOS 1180 After Package trng at Ft. Bliss,
went to Milw. We set up the site, had interesting experiences, especially in Oct.56
at time of Russian incurson into Hungary||7/56-12/57|
|. ||Odom, David,
18 yrs old,E-2,OJT, Transfer to Germany -
2459 N. Oaks, Sp#44, Tulare, Ca. 93274||1/62-5/62|
|. || Rawlins, Richard,
Arived as E7 Left as W1. Transfered To Chicago C 41 for 1 year,
then to Fairbanks AK. Retired as W3 at Norfolk Va N 25 -
6900 Coffeeport Rd Lot 162 Brownsville Tx 78521
|. ||Rotkiewicz, Frank R.,
Was a Nike Universal Fire control Technician E-5, Extremely cold winter that year.
Failed NORAD air defense test because b-58 came 2 hours earlier than supposed to. I was checking out the
target tracking radar by myself when it flew over us. It was a short night for the crew. I couldn't handle
the three positions by myself even though three officers were behind me shouting to "get on the first target".
|. ||Stelow, Stu,
Generator Operator, Motor Pool, Ration NCO. Sp4. lots of good men to be with, and
yes I remember Robby. - 9592 State Hi 54 Amherst, Wi||11/68-6/70|
|. ||Trentlage, Keith A.,
Launcher Control Trailer Operator; 16B20; Sp-5; We were awarded "Best Nike Herc
Site" in USA just prior to our closure in '71. I did an awsome voice imitation of
Mr. Gary!! Fantastic memories. -
1235 Wisteria La. Waukesha, WI ||12/68-05/71|
|. ||Usher, Richard (Rick),
SPC5, MOS 16c, Fire Control Operator (Acq Radar Operator)
3/71 site deactivation.
|. ||Williams, Paul,
Sp5 Launcher Area Assembly Sergeant and then Maint. Chief.||10/68-9/69|
|. ||Woida, Carl J.
CW2, Launcher Warrant, Closed up the site in 1971||12/68-6/71|
| M-20 ||Milwaukee, Harbor Drive ||. |
|. ||Fitzgerald, James E.,
WO1 / CW2 Fire Control Maintenance - also at M-02 Left for Germany
- 203 S Elder, Buffalo, MO 65622
|. ||Hutson, Cecil ,
Mech Maint Chief, SSG,
Milwakee was a great town, met my wife of 41 years there.
4002 27th Ave. Rock Island,IL 61201
|. ||Koch, Michael L.,
E-2 to E-4, TTR and MRT, Went to Chicago and Re-up'd for Okinawa
- 2100 NE 159th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642||6/62-10/63|
|. ||Rouse, Charles W "Bill",
Spc 4 ACQ Operator. 3919 Ruskin, Houston, TX 77005||9/67-6/68|
|. ||Tigges, Rich,
P.O. Box 809 - St. Johns, Az 85936-0809||1/62-10/63|
|. ||Wyatt, Dana,
Sp-4, 24U Assembly & Service. Helped de-activate the site. Commanding officer was
Capt. Byrnes, he retired from Army as Brigidier General.
Have posted a few photos on Nike Veterans & Friends||10/68-7/69|
| M-74 ||Waukesha ||. |
|. ||Anderson, Mark L.,
Specialist 4th Class, Regular Army,(MOS was 24U20; Electronics Maintainance Mechanic),
was a Warhead Custodial Team member, when the site was operated by the National Guard.
|. ||Boggs, Alfred E.,
Pfc, launcher crewman and also rebuilt batteries for ajax ||6/59-10/60|
|. ||Frank, David L.,
E3, Range operator, ||60-62 |
|. ||Herman, Bernard,
Pfc - launcher control operator - other - Worked in mess hall.
One of the first to enter the site. There was not a thing there.
Had to stay in Milwaukee tell things came. - 8030 west 55th terr merriam kansas 66202
|. ||Holke, Al,
Radar Operator -
arrived at the site 6/56. It was not operational, had to do a
lot of preperation to get iton line.
We also went down to Red Canyon Range to fire missiles -
quite an experience. the best was the night firing. We were there in
January which made it pretty nice to get away from the Wisconsin weather.
I recently (March 2004) found out thru the American Legion Magazine that
we are having a reunion this June. I still have my Loyale Order of the
Ozzlfinch Diploma. .. three day pass across the border --
- trying to find a shoulder patch withe the nike missile and AA
on both sides of the missile -
15550 Peachtree Dr. Orland Park, Il.60462||6/56-1/58|
|. ||LeDoux, Paul R.,
Pvt. Worked in C Launcher pit. Went to site out of Basic Training.
Left site to go to Hercules Fire Control course in El Paso.
- 8040 Hwy. 54 Sharpsburg Ga. 30277||11/57-5/58|
|. ||Murach, Chuck,
Regular Army Warhead Custodial Team member when the site was operated by the
National Guard. E/5 ||01/67-02/68|
|. ||Phelps, William Ray,
C-section Crewman mostly - Acting Sgt of Guard when had permanent guards
|. ||Sandell, Colin D.,
Pvt-Sp/5, Radar Operator, We are organizing a 40 year reunion in 2003.
Please contact me for details. ||10/62-6/64 |
|. ||Smedes, Theodore L.,
I was a launching control trailer operator. I helped to get the site set up when
it opened. I started working in the pits, then I went to launcher control panal
operator,then to LCT. 6 months working in the mess hall sometime during the
20 monthes I was there. I went to Red Canyon to test fire missiles. 1 hit out of 3.
It was a sight to see out the LCT door. [ Ed asks "are you bragging"??? ]
I pulled CQ many times also.
- 997 S. Garner, Milford, MI 48380||5/56-1/58|
|. ||Snavely, Leonard Jr.,
IFC crew chief/acq operater - 175 monroe valley dr. Jonestown, Pa. 17038
|. ||Spencer, Brad,
looking for anyone who served during this time,please contact
|. ||Taylor, George H.,
Guided Missile Installation Electrician,
Mainted generators, elevators, power convertors, etc in launching area. Also
did mechanic work on all vehicles and drove snow plow, bus, wrecker, etc.
Site was actually located near Little Muskego Lake, radar was north of lake
and launch area was west of lake. Started as Pvt E-2 and left as PFC E-3
|. ||Tilley, Carrol E. Started work right away
as Launcher crewman as Pvt E-2. Worked my way up to SP5 E-5. Did a lot of driving
of what few military vehicles we had. Mostly the BUS. A few things I wish I could
over and some I'd like to forget. - 10 Wray St Oppelo, AR 72110 501-354-8639
| M-96 ||Milwaukee, Silver Spring ||. |
|. ||Batleman, Ronald,
Served as cryptographic operator, rank SP3 (E4). Trained as radio
operator, ended up in telecommunications and cryptography with the 61st AAA
Group Headquarters. Hdqs was initially housed at a former U.S. Army detention
barracks (looked like a prison) on Hopkins Rd. Later in year, moved into new
quarters on Silver Spring Rd. - 9639 Allegro Dr, Manassas, VA 20112-5800||1/56-12/56|
|. ||Duffie, Kenneth R.,
Sp-4, Acquisition radar operator. We arrived at Ft Bliss on
Dec 30, 1955, and went to RCRC for two months of detail work. Had a great
time working in the generator section for the first part of the time and then
was the main gate guard for the remainder of the time. My duty time was 12:00
Midnight to 4 AM. Great time to listen to all of the radio stations.||
|. ||Holdorf, David E.,
Sp-4 mechanic, 5th Area Support Motor Pool||6/69-8/70|
|. ||Smith, Thomas M,
Supply Clerk - worked for SFC Paul Reichert - I was kind of a 'rare-bird' up there;
'US' in a 'RA' unit. When I reported for duty, the Captain's first question was
"How the F--- did a f------ draftee get assigned here?"
The easy answer was that I had placed in the top 5 in Supply School at Ft. Wood. and had my choice of assignments.
Since Europe or Japan was not on the list, I took the one closest to home (Chicago) I rubbed even more salt in
the wound when I was selected 'Soldier of the Month' (I'm still waiting for the tickets to a Milwaukee Braves game.
Oh well! Of course, being a 'US' I never got past PFC E-3 (Permanent Rank)
| MS-20 ||Roberts ||. |
|. ||Antley, Bobby G.,
Sp/5 base Medic. Arrived there from a tour in Korea and was only there for a
few months. I was discharged from the Army in Aug. 68. While I was there,I met
a girl in New Richmond whom I married and come Aug. of this year we will celebrate
our 48th wedding anniversary. Really enjoyed my short time there.
- 1892 Philpot rd. West Monroe, Louisiana||4/68-8/68|
|. || Beebe, Gregory,
IFC Operator ||1/67-12/67|
|. ||Bellore, Ralph,
I began in the launch control area on assembly and in pit area as PFC. Ended as
Battery Clerk as SP4. January 1970 - 20 weeks, Area Intelligence Specialist training
at Ft. Holabird, MD. July 1970 - 32 weeks Vietnamese Language School at Ft Bliss, TX,
SP5. Vietnam 3/71, SSG (7/71). ETS 12/71. - 5631 183rd St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
|. ||Briest, Clifford E.,
FC maintance tech, radar, computer. Brought the RCAT from Bliss
to site in mobile home when moved up from Bliss. Would like to hear from anyone
there during that time. - 408 8th St. S.W. Spencer, IA 51301||9/59-3/61|
|. ||Burns, Thomas D.,
left as SP5 worked in Launch Control Van, assembly and Charlie section.
Also was on Funeral Details. - 2611 Granite Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128||3/68-6/70|
|. ||Clodfelter, Jerry V,
Fire Control Operator, ... and was attached to the Guided
Missile Maintenance Shop in Hawaii. I remember that my unit , GMMS- Hawaii
was responsible for packing up the sites and shipping the equipment back
to Redstone in late 71 , early 72.
I completed my military service in
teaching electronics at Redstone Arsenal.
|. ||East, Herman D. Jr.,
Arrived as Pvt., left as Sp5, was MTR ooperator and most other
positions. Was one of the first memberrs on site. When I arrived, we had no
lockers, equipment, etc. Also ran craft shop and cut hair. Most of the crew
members were from Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Iowa, Texas. - BOX 44, TEHUACANA, TX 76686 ||/60-/62|
|. ||Johnson, Richard,
Launcher Crewman B section SP/5 ||4/66-5/68|
|. ||Leidel, Gregg,
SP5 (22F20) Launch Area - Nike Hercules Electronic Mechanic
- Served under Sgt(E7) Lawrence Tobin & Warrant Officer Percy Crimmons.
Took early-out to attend Univ Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Business
|. ||McHenry, Paul,
My husband, Paul McHenry was assigned to that base in 1959 and was one of the
few soldiers who opened it. He spent his whole career there which was only
three years but enjoyed going into Roberts for really good meals because
the mess hall wasn't opened yet. The base was located in the middle of
several corn fields and not many people knew it was there.
I met Paul right after he arrived and we were married in 1960 and were
married until he passed away January 10th,2015.
The base had several reunions and Paul attended all of them.
Again thanks for all your work.
|. ||Ouellette, Edmond,
computer operator spec 5||2/62-11/64|
|. ||Ring, Gary F.,
SP/4 missile Launcher (pushed and washed missiles), Prepared Pit B for Launch if necessary
|. ||Sawyer, Ray (Kid),
This was my first Nike site and I was a launcher crewman who
just loved ORE's. Didn't everyone!||/66-/67|
|. ||Syhlman, John (Jack),
SP5 E-5, TTR operator ||9/65-6/68|
|. ||Tapper, Vernon D,
e5/spc5 assembly crewman warhead team, worst duty folding flag at funerals
|. ||Walczak, Tom,
crewman-3 with sgt. Thompson in Charlie section. Worked with a group of
top notch guys for the nearly 3 years I was there, May '65 to March '68.
Still trying to find anyone who was stationed there while the Battery was
operational, '59-'72 for our next reunion in August '18. And thanks to
all who made the '14 & '16 reunions successful.
651-247-4848 - 1812 Stillwater St. White Bear Minn. 55110||5/65-3/68|
|. ||Werner, William [Worm] James,
"B" PIT, WARHEAD CREW MEMBER, and SMART ASS SP-4 sometimes mostly Private.
- Capt Hanson busted me for answering
phone as "Roberts Rocket Center Capt. Midnight speaking". Call me 1-262-284-9882,
714 n milwaukee st port washington wisconsin ||01/61-2/64|
|. ||Willert, Robert, (no e-mail address supplied )
Was one of first ten soldiers assigned. Served as Medic. Spec.4. No Mess Hall,
hardly any bedding, no payday for a while. 1st Sgt. Poskus took us all to Roberts
and arranged a signature loan of $25 for each of us with the local banker -
Augie Skow. We took a bus to New Richmond for meals at Mc Gregors resturant.
Eventually, as more men arrived, we started to get mess hall up and operating.
Bedding and other supplies started arriving and we began getting the two areas
up and running. I met a local girl and, after about a year we married. Have
lived in this area ever since. - 473 115th St. Amery, Wi. 54001||7/59-4/61|
|. ||Zielenski, Peter,
Btry Cmdr, CPT||10/66-11/67|