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RE: PIC OF SITTING ON A GOONEY


Biker,
  10-4 I got to Midway like 7-2-70 & somehow managed to hold onto that roster. I have one other on the other end of my tour March 71. The cuts had started to take place then [ie less manpower in AO]. There were 3 guy's at the 2001 Reunion in SD who were on that listing I sent you but can't recall their names now. I made them each a copy you would have thought I had given them $100. They were thrilled.

Howard  notworthy

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howard, got the list, thank shave to sit back,,look it over

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thanks gary, we'll see if we can, might be heading to our place in montanna to close it up for the winter...



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badbiker89 wrote:

We live in Renton, WA,about 20 miles Southeast of Seattle...are there any member close by ....Anyone can email me at my msn address....still working on getting to those slides and movie pics



Hey Richard.

We're having a small Midway reunion in Bellevue next weekend on the 26th. Any chance that you can come by for a visit? Several of us from the group will be there. We'd love to meet you. smile

 



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Thanks for the update on Heuy and Kolb...lt starns sounds fimiliar to me...as to the lt that dunked the H/34 that was after my time....The helo i was talking about blow a rod. Yes i would like the roster....you can email me at badbiker89@msn.com. As for the good looking wife, she is very beautiful... thank you...we were on Hollywood Blvd last year adding to her Tattoo.....We live in Renton, WA,about 20 miles  Southeast of Seattle...are there any member close by ....Anyone can email me at my msn address....still working on getting to those slides and movie pics

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Thank you again for welcoming to this site....looking forward to being involved with the past islanders...I had a little speech therapy in the very beginning.....but I really never lost to much of my speech....they mostly worked on my swallowing...I do speak slower and more deliberate than I did before...

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Well Biker Dude the Air Ops Muster I have for July 1970 does include the 2 names you mentioned. These 2 guy's were in AOM division. PR3 J P Huey & AMS1 D K Kolb
A Lt Starns was AOM Div Off with CPO Gilchrist as LCPO.
I Spelled the Ltjg who dunked the H-34 name wrong it is Grapoli no e on the end. Good looking wife!!
I could scan you a copy of the roster if I had a e-mail address for you & If you want it.

Howard
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Hey, Bad, we were on-Island at the same time!!!  We're building up a little group here!  (The others are so young...............)  Glad you are re-couping!  Yes, this Group will keep you on your toes and up your vocab skills!  You have to do your own typing but your wife can verbally help you with spelling!  Did you go for speech therapy?  I'm a Speech Therapist, that's why I'm asking.

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Thank for the info...please excuse my typing errors...still recoverying from a stroke from last december. enjoy reading and writing on this site it helps me with my reading and typing and exercising my brain...lol....this is good typing because I am dictating to my wife while she types for me.....Don't remember to many names....how about Ams2 Kobe, he hated my coffee, but could tell a joke and keep things lighted hearted he was also a plane captain. enjoy seeing other folks here that enjoyed the island as much as I did. If i could have I would have reupped to stay on the island.

 



Well, if that's the case, we aren't just glad that you're here among Midway friends, we're fortunate that you're here. smile I hope that we give you some mental aerobics. I'm amazed at how much I remember while chatting here that I had forgotten after all these years.

And heck, I still type with two fingers.... one finger at a time. (laughs)

Thank your Honey for helpin'. smile

 



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Thank for the info...please excuse my typing errors...still recoverying from a stroke from last december. enjoy reading and writing on this site it helps me with my reading and typing and exercising my brain...lol....this is good typing because I am dictating to my wife while she types for me.....Don't remember to many names....how about Ams2 Kobe, he hated my coffee, but could tell a joke and keep things lighted hearted he was also a plane captain. enjoy seeing other folks here that enjoyed the island as much as I did. If i could have I would have reupped to stay on the island.



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the doesn't ring abelllantbody know anything about the reef hote lwe were told stay away...have to convert slides into pics miss thoses summer dazesat the rock not the unloading of the supply ships...



Here's a picture of the Reef Hotel. It finally fell down.

This picture was taken by John LaFayette, personal friend of mine. biggrin He was at Midway in '64 - '65.

 



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the doesn't ring abelllantbody know anything about the reef hote lwe were told stay away...have to convert slides into pics miss thoses summer dazesat the rock not the unloading of the supply ships...

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Ltjg Grapolie   he was Italian not sure if he was there when you were. He worked out of the hanger.
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do u rember th eltjgnameand where worked or hi office, i can't seem to rember names anymore..old age..lol

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Our Div officer [Ltjg] put a H-34 in the drink fishballing from the helo SE of Midway. When I was there we had 2 H-34's & 2 HU-16's.

Howard twocents
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Frantastic wrote:

Welcome aboard, Bad!  Nice to have new members, especially ones who chat and share!!!  Love the fishball pic!!!  BREATHE, Geno!!
Fran  68--70

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that number does sound right and that cdr was a nice person, never did a jato t/o, those helos were after me, yes we had those 34d's...scanning a pic right now will show later...i lived upstairs overlooking the main parking ramp for the incoming planes...one of the cubemates was the pr3hueyi was the guy who tried to make coffee that never drank the stuffin the dispatch areai could type much better than now...only have a few small fish balls, that onrthat i netted myself finally cracked afteri  gave it to my mom  and dad..have to go thur my slides for more pics and have alot of super 8 video,no sound...once get better and have my strength back, would like to take the wife there for a visit i  calledi t little hawaii...same old pics of the birds...

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Welcome aboard, Bad!  Nice to have new members, especially ones who chat and share!!!  Love the fishball pic!!!  BREATHE, Geno!!
Fran  68--70

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Hey Biker Dude Duck Butt 922 was at the Rock when I was there July 70-Aug 71. Sat on the hardstand watching that beast bounce. I went to Kure with Air Ops Boss CDR JJ Rollins in 922. I think 922 did a JATO take off from inside the lagoon / reef during my 1 st 4 th of July Midway Air Show 7-4-70. TRW might be able to confirm that. Gary had modern Helo's [H-46] not those old H-34 recips when you was "sitting on a gooney"

Take Care Keep those pictures coming.

Howard
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ii didn'y think thehelos went that far from the island   my only ride in one was a niceone...the next time up it crasahed out near the dump...where a hammer heaDlived...lucky me...

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IT DIDN'T TAKE ALOT OF##FOR THEE-CLUB BACK THEN...BUT IF YOU KNEWN APO 2WHO WOULD INVITE U INTO THERE SIDE OF THECLUB, THAT WASEVEN BETTER...THOUGHT OF DOING THAT WORK ON THE ISLAND SOMETIMEAGOBUT NEVERMADE IT...LOOKING AT OLD PICSI TOOK...SUREDO MISSTHAT PLACE...GOT TO GO ONE DAY TO HELP DELIVER SUPPLIED TO KURE ISLAN,THOSES COASTIES DIDN'T HAVE ANY BETTER THAN US,,



The Acey-Deucy club. I was a third class when I was there, so didn't go in there much.

I went to Kure a few times. Here are some pictures of one of the trips that I took.  http://www.midwayisland.com/pages/kuretrip.html

 



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IT DIDN'T TAKE ALOT OF##FOR THEE-CLUB BACK THEN...BUT IF YOU KNEWN APO 2WHO WOULD INVITE U INTO THERE SIDE OF THECLUB, THAT WASEVEN BETTER...THOUGHT OF DOING THAT WORK ON THE ISLAND SOMETIMEAGOBUT NEVERMADE IT...LOOKING AT OLD PICSI TOOK...SUREDO MISSTHAT PLACE...GOT TO GO ONE DAY TO HELP DELIVER SUPPLIED TO KURE ISLAN,THOSES COASTIES DIDN'T  HAVE ANY BETTER THAN US,,

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i AM...BELIEVE ME THANKS FOR THE HELP....SHE WANTS TO GO TO THE ISLAND.....AND CHECK OUT THE GOONEY'S....AND THE 15CENT BEERS.....LOL

 



A few things have changed since your days at Midway. (laughs) The 15 cent beer is one of them. drinking

 



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i AM...BELIEVE ME THANKS FOR THE HELP....SHE WANTS TO GO TO THE ISLAND.....AND CHECK OUT THE GOONEY'S....AND THE 15CENT BEERS.....LOL



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GUESS WHICH ONE IS ME SITTING ON THE GOONEY....

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badbiker89 wrote:

OK MY WIFE WILL TRY AGAIN....SHE THE COMPUTER NERD...



Keep her around buddy. biggrin She's smart!

 



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OK MY WIFE WILL TRY AGAIN....SHE THE COMPUTER NERD...

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WE TRIED THAT & IT DOESN'T SEEM TO WORK IS THERE ANYWAY TO PREVIEW BEFORE POSTING



Hmm... You can preview the file names, but it doesn't preview the pictures.

Where does it stop working for you? I've never had anyone not be able to get it work yet... but there's always a first time for everything. biggrin

 



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WE TRIED THAT & IT DOESN'T SEEM TO WORK IS THERE ANYWAY TO PREVIEW BEFORE POSTING

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badbiker89 wrote:

I WILL IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME DOWNLOAD PICS...HAVE A FEW PICS TO SHARE...



CLICK HERE for a tutorial.

But, basically - just look below where your typing (below the smilies) and find a button that say's "Attach Image(s)". Click on it and some slots will appear. Browse to your pics and post away. Let me know if you need any help. That's my job! smile

-- Edited by Midway Sailor at 23:35, 2008-07-13

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