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(Not drinking and driving)I miss the place but no way I will ever be back.Not too many of us left - I will have a beer in honor of those who are still alive this evening. Comments: Still here as one of The Originals." Would like to know if the decayed cenotaph on Ascension Island for Jack Bowen was ever repaired or replaced.After my 45 went off by accident, was assigned to parts supply (GBI), I think the only air conditioned facility on the range.I'm going to write a story for my web page specifically on the sinking incident. A couple of weeks ago Tom Mc Call RCA/GE/CSR Communications Downrange and Cape Canaveral AFS, Communications Test Operations Analyst passed away. In the comm center where we ran Morse code traffic to other station and ships, did some air traffic control, handled some classified documents and played with Sammy the meanest tom cat that ever lived.This past Thursday Ron Burke RCA/GE/CSR Communication Ships and Cape Canaveral AFS, Communications Network Operations passed away. My closest friends were Ellis Berger, Ray Kuhlman and Sonny Settles.When we weren't at work we were drinking and diving.Staying in Georgetown this visit and hope to have Wi Fi conn. Doug Comments: My good friend and old range rat Jim Velia passed this week.
A GOOD CROWD OF OLD RATS, LOTS OF PHOTOS AND DOCUMENTS, LOTS OF TALL TALES, LOTS OF GOOD FOOD AND COMPANIONSHIP. RANGE MANAGER RUSS REED WAS THERE - 97 YEARS YOUNG AND AS SHARP AS EVER. I believe he was part of the 205 missions on the Vanguard. When radar was removed from Carter Cay Spent time on GBI. FOR THOSE FAR AWAY; PAFB MUCH CHANGED AND THEN NOT CHANGED. ALL THOSE HOUSES, INCLUDING BEACHFRONT, EMPTY, STILL MAINTAINED. DOUG ROGERS JUST RETURNED FROM A MONTH LONG TREK AROUND ASCENSION. ANYONE INTERESTED CAN CONTACT VIA E ADDRESS LISTED ELSEWHERE ON THIS SITE.
I worked on GBI, Eleuthera, Grand Turk, and Ascension I had a dune buggy and a motorcycle. 2015: Just got back from Grand Turk, the island is a lot different from 1977. Navy base is a Community College.(see the link for his obituary)Comments: A former Range Troop , Gerry Mulligan , died Oct 11th. Comments: ASCENSION off to revisit the rock 11 Sept forthree weeks. Had one week visit there in 97 stayed at base VIP by USAF Base Comm.
More new cars, cruise ships, and a Margaritaville Caf on the south end. Gerry worked for me at the GBI Weather Station late fifties ,early sixties . He went on to get a college degree , then returned to this area and coached high school football for many years . Comments: I was with Bendix Nasa on ascension 1966 1967. MR Wainwright was island admin and had a lovely daughter Deborah. Celebrating my 50th Ann of arrivaland establishment of Ascension Hist Soc and Ft. RAF now has base, BBC contracted out, C&W foreign owned, Ascension Is Government operational a coupe of years and yes, Ascension now has it's own flag would you believe.
I feel very fortunate to have been part of many historical events there; some very pllease and some not so very pleasant.
My most memorable one was the loss of the Challenger. I am one of Buddy Emard's daughters, following (somewhat) in my father's footsteps.