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USAFSS 1955-60. Keesler, March AFB, 6911 RGM Darmstadt, 6930 RGM, Chicksands, Slavic Language Radio Intercept, diddy booper, TTY/Radio Maint.

Added: April 27, 2011
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Darmstadt 1960 to 1961 Baker Trick

Brindise 1961 to 1962 Dog Trick

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Added: April 11, 2011
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I WAS STATIONED AT TULLN,AUSTRIA AIRFIELD IN THE RUSSIAN SECTOR,OCT'45 TO MAY'46.IN READING OF THE MANY OPINIONS AS TO WHEN THE COLD WAR STARTED, TULLN HAS TO QUALIFY AS A WORTHY CONTENDER.FIRSTLY,THE PLACE WAS "THERE TO EXPLORE FUTURE AIRLINE ROUTES FOR U.S. AIRLINES". IT WENT ON AND ON.ONE DUTY WAS TO FLY ONE FLIGHT A WEEK INTO A BALKAN CAPITAL WITH GAS, SUPPLIES,ETC.OH, YES,DON'T FORGET TO PUT ON AN "ENLISTED MAN"SO HE COULD FOLLOW RUSSIAN TROOP MOVEMENTS DOWN BY THE DANUBE CANAL. WELL THE FIRST SHOOT-DOWN, TO THE BEST OF MY MEMORY,WAS LATE '45, WITH SUBSEQUENT 2 SHOOT-DOWNS TAKING PLACE IN 1946.ONE CREW IS BURIED IN ARLINGTON, ONE CREW SURVIVED THE FATE OF THE THIRD IS UNKNOWN,BY ME.QUESTION;ARE THESE EVENTS RECORDED ANYWHERE? MY INTEREST,DON'T LAUGH, IS SEEING A LIST OF THE AIRCREWS INVOLVED, FOR YOU SEE I INHERETED ONE OF THE CREWS GIRL FRIENDS! YES,WAR IS HELL!

Added: April 4, 2011
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Larry,

You did a truly great job on the Security Service History. The depth of detail is really amazing. I'm looking forward to Vol IV.


Added: March 24, 2011
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I congratulate Larry for doing an outstanding job of research, interviews and putting all the facts together in the volumes of Freedom Through Vigilance. It tells the story that many of us could not speak about and shows how important the people were that made up the "Command". Having been in the command from 1956 to 1978 (enlisted) and 1983 to 2005 (civil service) I am deeply proud of the efforts and accomplishments that were undertaken by our personnel. Too the many of you that have been "inside the fence". "on the fly" and "behind the door" -- congratulations for a job well done.

Added: March 5, 2011
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Was in USAFSS from 1957 through 1965. Flew Queen Bee at Yokota and Blue Sky at Osan missions. It was a good life.

Added: March 4, 2011
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Served in USAFSS/ESC from 1960 thru 1984. I was stationed at the following:
1961 - Indiana University (Russian Language)
1961 - Goodfellow AFB (Cryptologic Training)
1962 - Peshawar, Pakistan
1962-1963 - Tuslog Det 3-2 Samsun, Turkey
1963 - NSA Fort Meade, MD (Special Training)
1963-1964 - Tuslog Det 3-2 Samsun, Turkey
1964 - Syracuse University (Russian Language)
1964-1966 - USAFSS Headquarters, Kelly AFB, Texas
1966-1969 - 6981 Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
1970 - Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (Albanian Language)
1971-1973 - 6917th SanVito, Italy
1973-1974 - 6940 Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, TX (Instructor)
1975 - DLI, Monterey (Russian Language)
1976-1979 6912 ESG Berlin, Germany
1980 - DLI Monterey (Russian Language)
1981-1984 - 6912 ESG Berlin, Germany

Loved every minute of it and really hated to retire. :o


Added: March 3, 2011
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My (and Ed Stacey's) nephews really enjoyed reading about Ed's exploits in the USAFSS.

Thank you for publishing all three volumes. I am looking forward to getting Vol. IV.

Clyde Brown


Added: March 2, 2011
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29th RSM, Clark AFB, Philippines 1953-54. Thanks Larry. Fascinating reading for those of us that participated and for those that are interested in how we keep our freedom intact.
It's been almost 60 years and brings back many memories. Am enjoying the way you combine the history and the real life stories to bring it together. After the Korean war ended, the vigilance remained; however some of the priorities changed to include what was going on between France and Vietnam.
Some of the "non-work" nostelgia included "eating eggs" as mentioned by Francis Hollifield at Key West. The midnight shift called for eating dried eggs and powdered milk at 11:00 PM and coming back for a breakfast of powdered eggs and milk in the morning. That, and trying to sleep in 120 degree temperature resulted in losing 20 pounds while I was there. Some of the eggs were packed in 1943 for the WW2 troops. Also remember putting on rain coats before going to bed to keep dry in the Sawaki huts when the wind blew.
Our 29th gang is very fortunate to have my friend Bob Rennick, mentioned on page 1347 of vol.3, that compiled a list of a great majority of us that served in the P.I. and keeps of informed of their status, unfortunatly not always good news at our age. We have caps, coats,and insignias all designed around the 29th and USAFSS.
Thanks again< Larry and look forward to the next volume.


Added: February 12, 2011
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Larry, I'm on board. My wife bought the 1st three volumes as a Christmas gift. I'm midway through Vol. II and having a great time. I flew with the 88th out of Yokota 65-67 (dash 2) and spent time with the 87th at Lin K'ou in 74-75. Can't wait to get into Vol. III and especially IV. Thanks for the great & monumental job.

Added: February 10, 2011
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