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HAWK - Battery D, 8th. Missile Battalion, 3rd. Artillery, APO 96331, Tokashiki

My MOS 16E10 Date of service 12/63 to 2/Nov/65
Was pulled off of radar duty to be a Training NCO. That is what I wanted in the first place. I did a demo and that's all it took. They needed a person that could type Secret documents of the test that were done. I could type 40 WPM and they fellow that was supposed to be a typist could not type even 3 words a minute. The duty was better than the hill.

Any way I am curious if anyone from my battery.
I recall these people:
Capt. Dolan, 1st.Lt. Coners whom I reported to, Specialist Upenberg the company clerk. One person we called "Snake". Duglas Lutz. Sgt. Darling and we all called him sugar lips.
Did serve in security on Okinawa for several months.

Just checking to see if anyone of these gentlemen are in this post.

Best Regards

Ray Walters

Re: HAWK - Battery D, 8th. Missile Battalion, 3rd. Artillery, APO 96331, Tokashiki

I served from Nov. 1967 until Nov. 1968, my MOS was 24F20. I worked on the PAR, ROR and BCC, the service members you referred to were gone when I arrived. My memory isn't what it used to be, I wish I could remember my section Sargent's name that left about the time I arrived. He was a E7 that liked to show you differ tricks/magic that he was very good at. I just wanted to respond that there's still a few left that served on Tokashiki, I found this site while looking for pictures.

Re: HAWK - Battery D, 8th. Missile Battalion, 3rd. Artillery, APO 96331, Tokashiki

Hi, I was on Site 14, B-8-3, 16D/16H, from 8-66 to about 2-68, then back to Bliss to go to Thailand with the 22nd ADA, but it was disbanded and I spent my time at McGregor until I ETS'd in 12-68. Did you know a guy named Bud Gump, SP5, launcher, 16D. We both made E5 on the same orders. He was a great guy from West Virginia. Went thru AIT and 18 months on the rock with him, but he was extended and sent to Tokashiki. Would really like to know what happened.

Gary

Re: HAWK - Battery D, 8th. Missile Battalion, 3rd. Artillery, APO 96331, Tokashiki

Ah no I didn't know Bud Grump.
I knew Capt. Dolan . The Capt. before him went to the firing range for saluting General Billups with his left hand, during an inspection.
1st. Lt. Coners forget spelling of last name, Conars? The top guys made me Training NCO.Pulled me from the hill.
SP4 Upenberg
SP4 Shocky from Fort Buckner HQ. I was there too.
Sgt. Darling. We called him sugar lips
Have you ever been to site 16.

Great Talking to you,

Ray Walters

Re: HAWK - Battery D, 8th. Missile Battalion, 3rd. Artillery, APO 96331, Tokashiki

Ah no I didn't know Bud Grump.
I knew Capt. Dolan . The Capt. before him went to the firing range for saluting General Billups with his left hand, during an inspection.
1st. Lt. Coners forget spelling of last name, Conars? The top guys made me Training NCO.Pulled me from the hill.
SP4 Upenberg
SP4 Shocky from Fort Buckner HQ. I was there too.
Sgt. Darling. We called him sugar lips
Have you ever been to site 16.

Great Talking to you,

Ray Walters

26/Nov/2018