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Name: Skip Youngdahl <email@example.com> Date: 2013-04-06 Which OCS Class 61-C Comments:
Hi Dona, Would you add our OCS web pages to your other classes links? We are at: www.afocs61C.com. Thanks
I hope you can make it to the reunion.
Name: JUNE JONES <PEDROP0INTGAL@AOL.COM> Date: 2012-12-03 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
JUNE JONES, WIDOW OF EDDIE R. JONES MOVED BACK TO COOS BAY,OR AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA 8-05. 541-888=3368.
Name: FAUSTO EDUARDO SEVILLA <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-06-11 Which OCS Class 59 D Comments:
Nice experience to be in USAF and met so profesional guys.
Thanks for every thing.
Name: mary small <email@example.com> Date: 2012-04-26 Which OCS Class 63D Comments:
Saw that Peter Dahl was living in Dunnellon, Florida. I grew up there and graduated from DHS. That town was little, I mean little, when I was there. Was just back for a reunion in March and amazed at how it's grown.
Name: Herbert F. O. Eckhoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2012-02-15 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
To Classmate Don Erickson, Thank you Don, for maintaining our 60A. site. Your continuing dedication to this task is greatly appreciated by all. Cordially, Herb
At almost 80, I am grateful and proud of my 20 years with the USAF and 35 years of teaching Voice and foreign language diction to aspiring opera and concert singers as well as the countless performance opportunities to sing at many of the most significant opera houses and concert halls in the United States and Europe. My BEST WISHES to all my colleagues who remain on the OCS 60A list.
Name: I.G. Throneberry <email@example.com> Date: 2012-01-31 Comments:
Anyone know what happened to Col. Eddie Harris, commander @ either March AFB, Ca. or Norton AFB, Ca? Would like to get in touch with him. Thank you
Name: Don Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2011-05-26 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Congratulations to the more than 1,000 new 2nd Lieutenants that graduated yesterday from the Air Force Academy. This also reminds me that it has been over 1/2 century since I became a 2nd Lieutenant, at the Air Force Officer Candidate School at Lackland AFB, Texas in 1960. I wish the new graduates just as rewarding a career as I had.
Name: Denis Snook <LSSwest@aol.com> Date: 2010-12-18 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Good to be back in touch.
Name: Jack R. Doshier <email@example.com> Date: 2010-04-09 Which OCS Class 1960 A Comments:
Good to hear from recent visitors on Guestbook----Park W., George S., et al. I'm still flying space-a and commercial air, primarily into the southern Med area. Dropped into Souda Bay,GR, Athens,GR, Larnaca, Cyprus, and Israel this past year on a month long tour. My wife Dee, finally flew with me to Kaneohe MCAS, Hawaii for a 10 day trip. It had been five years since she last went with me. A helpful site for flying space-a is pepperd.com.
Thanks Don for your good work on this site. Jack D.
Name: george smeltzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-04-02 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
In August of 2007 I was informed by the VA Hospital that I have terminal lung and liver cancer and I had from 2 to 6 weeks to live. Thanks to prayers of friends and family I am still here and able to hug my 7 year old son every morning on his way to school. I won't make to '57 class reunion but will be there in spirit. God bless each and every one of you. I wish each of you health and happiness.
God bless America.
Name: Don Erickson <email@example.com> Date: 2010-03-18 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Happy Half-Century anniversary to my classmates! A half-century ago we became 2nd. Lts.
Name: Don Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2010-02-05 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Amazing! I just found my copy of the Shaketail!
I should have cleaned out that closet years ago.
Name: Don Erickson <email@example.com> Date: 2009-12-25 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Class 60-A
Name: Robert D. Hurlbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2009-06-01 Which OCS Class 62-C Comments:
This website is so reminiscent, it brings a lump to this graduate's throat. So many served so valiantly. So many are gone too soon. Thanks to all.
Name: John R. McWilliams <email@example.com> Date: 2009-03-26 Which OCS Class 57A Comments:
I was Commander of 1st Squadron. Earned 2 BS and 1 MS degrees. Completed SOS, ACSC, AWC and ICAF. Spent my entire career in the telecommunications/computer business. Dropped out of high school at 16 and enlisted. Made T/Sgt before being selected for OCS. Retired 2/28/85 as a Colonel with 37 years, 3 months and 28 days of service. I worked another 18 years and retired in early 2003.
Name: Don Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-12-24 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Class 60-A.
Name: Don Erickson <email@example.com> Date: 2008-09-01 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
This guest book is working again, after an extended outage.
Let's get back up to date -- what's new, 60-A?
Name: Jack Doshier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-09-01 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
I made the planned March & April trip to Israel with a buddy from Dover, DE. Stayed 3 weeks and used public transportation, except for @ a week renting a Hertz car. Spent all the nights in Hostels except for one night in Nazareth. As planned, I travelled with the C-17 Squadron at Jackson, MS, thru Andrews AFB to load a full emergency medical team, making a twice weekly trip to pick up casualties downrange, and returning them to the CONUS. Made me proud to be an airman again. I selected a flight from Tel Aviv back to Rhine Main/Franfurt that had a daytime stopover so we could train into Athens to see Mar's Hill, etc. Good trip! Jack
Name: Ron Harris <email@example.com> Date: 2008-03-10 Which OCS Class 60a Comments:
For Robert King----Sky King and I go a long way back in time. OCS thence Navigator Training---Norton AFB and neighboring March AFB, Sky in C-141s and I in KC-135s during the 60s...our wives were inseperable, Doris and Betty, the Bobsy Twins. The last time I saw Harold King was after he retired to Crestview and I was attending Air Command and Staff at Montgomery AL in 1974. We were spending a weekend at Lake Pippen and we had a guest named Jimmy King who was the same age as my oldest son. Robert, I will be trying to contact you via email Regards, Ron Harris, USAF, Retired. My Bio is in th 5th Squadron section of this site.
Name: Ken Forinash <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2008-01-29 Comments:
I was in the USAF from Apr 1961 to Feb 1982. Enlisted.
Name: Robert King <email@example.com> Date: 2007-11-26 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
I am the youngest son of Harold "Sky" King. He retired in 1973 as Major. He was teaching navigation at Altus AFB when he retired. For more information please contact me any time!
Name: Jack Doshier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2007-01-31 Which OCS Class 60 Alpha Comments:
I am still doing space-a with the Air Force and Navy, mostly out of Ft Worth NAS/JRB. Latest two-week trip was to Athens, Crete, Sicily and southern Spain.
Anyone wanting to go on a trip send me a note and we can set up one this year. I'm researching a trip to Israel with a buddy now for March. Probably fly commercial from Italy or Athens into Tel Aviv, Israel.
Name: george smeltzer <email@example.com> Date: 2006-03-16 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Many, many thanks to Don for the incredible job of maintaining this website. You should have retired as General! Current address: 26665 Bonita Heights Drive, Moreno Valley, CA 92555. Phone/FAX: 951-924-2038. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Love to hear from any of you at any time.
Name: george smeltzer <email@example.com> Date: 2006-03-16 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Many, many thanks to Don for the incredible job of maintaining this website. You should have retired as General!
Name: Ron Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2006-02-26 Which OCS Class 1960A Comments:
Checking in. Has anyone noticed that the older one gets, <br>the more one tends to dwell, or revisit, the past <br>I think of my OCS day often. Warm Regards to all. Ron <br>Don, note my e-mail change. <br>
Name: Don Erickson <email@example.com> Date: 2005-12-22 Which OCS Class 60-a 2nd Sq. Comments:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Name: Clayton Hartman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-05-11 Which OCS Class 60 Comments:
Alfonse Hartman now lives in Florida, near an airport.
Name: Donald L. Stroud <email@example.com> Date: 2005-03-02 Which OCS Class 59D Comments:
I have fond memories of the summer of 1959 and rue that I did not have the opportunity to graduate with 59D.
Donald L Stroud PhD
Name: SILVIA, Ronald <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2005-01-06 Which OCS Class 60-A (Underclassman only) Comments:
Sent email to email@example.com the site!
Name: Ron Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2004-01-16 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Just checking in. Note my new Email address. Finally on the net on my own.
Name: Jack Doshier <email@example.com> Date: 2003-12-12 Which OCS Class 1960 A Comments:
My e-mail has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org. My wife and I just returned from a 4 week space-a trip to New Zealand. I usually fly out of the old Carswell AFB, now a JRB and Ft Worth NAS. They have the new C-40 Boeing 737's now, as well as Jacksonville NAS.
Name: John R. Silvers <email@example.com> Date: 2003-07-06 Which OCS Class 60B Comments:
I was trying to find Jack Doshier's address to ask some Space A questions. I found it and surfed the class. It certainly brought back some old memories. Thanks for your work, Don.
Name: Vic Tomaselli <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-06-05 Which OCS Class 59-D Comments:
OT 3rd Sq Out of the blue an old friend called surprised-yes-- uplifted you bet regards to all
Name: george smeltzer <email@example.com> Date: 2003-05-06 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Don, you have done a wonderful job developing this web site. We all owe you an enormous debt of gratitude. Many thanks.
My wife, Joy, gave birth to a 10 lb 1 oz boy on Dec 28, 2002. So, I am back in the diaper-changing mode after almost 40 years. By the time my son, Jacob, is out of diapers it will probably be my turn to start wearing them.
I am back working for the Dept of Homeland Security as an Adjudications Officer. Gotta keep busy!
Name: Daniel J. Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-05-03 Which OCS Class 59D Comments:
Hello to all. It's good to see most of the class made it through and to see some remembered faces from Fourth Sqd., and others.
This is a great site, one of the best I've seen.
Name: Skip Youngdahl <email@example.com> Date: 2003-04-06 Which OCS Class 61-C Comments:
We held our first reunion April 3-6, 2003 in San Antonio. What a blast! We now hope to have a reunion every two years with the next being held in the Florida Panhandle in 2005. We are planning a website and will be providing a a link to our great site as well as all the other OCS class websites.
Take care. Skip Youngdahl
Name: Ron Harris <rvnvetron@sbc global.net> Date: 2003-04-01 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Just checking in. Don, note my email address above. Also,
the area code for my phone number is (501). By the way,
Harold King was residing in Crestview Florida last time I
visited. That was 1974...I think. Wife's name is Betty.
One child- Jimmy.
Name: John E. Ferris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-03-16 Which OCS Class 57-C Comments:
If interested, I can put you in contact with Lt/Col Jerry Larson. John
Name: Jack Doshier <email@example.com> Date: 2003-03-01 Which OCS Class 1960 A Comments:
Just returning from another space-a adventure--- Souda Bay, Greece, Sigonella, Italy, Naples, Italy, Rota, Spain and now at Travis AFB. Gonna try and contact John Wisman around here in La Quinta, Ca, but phone no. not listed on our site on our Site.
Hope to get back to Dallas area this afternoon to see my Great Grandchidren---yeah George hoy old are you now just starting your family? Congrats---better late than never, Ha
Name: Don Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2003-01-19 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
George -- that's great! Congratulations!
But the rest of us are becoming grandparents and great-grandparents.
Name: George Smeltzer <GSMEL87646@aol.com> Date: 2003-01-05 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Wishing all a prosperous, healthy and happy new year. My wife, Joy has presented us with a baby boy. His name is Jacob Albert Smeltzer and he was launched at 1855 hrs on Dec 28, 2002. 10 lbs, 2 oz, 21 1/2". We would love to hear from any and all of you. We live near March Air Reserve Base in Moreno Valley, CA, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Phone # 909-656-2063.
Name: Ron Harris <email@example.com> Date: 2002-07-06 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Don, its a great web site. Brings back a lot of memories.
I'm still not on the internet--just don't trust computers
yet--fortunately, my son does!!
After OCS it was navigator training thence KC-135's at
Ellsworth AFB, Amarillo AFB, March AFB followed by a 4 yr
stint in Taiwan/Vietnam flying the C-130E Hercules. This
was followed by ACSC, Class of 74, and 4 years at HQ PACAF
in the Airlift Directorate. My assignment out of PACAF was
a consolation prize--Chief Navigator of the 16th Tactical
Airlift Training Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR. I retired
from the Air Force in 1988 and went to work the next day at
the C-130 Airlift Training Center (Flight Simulator) as an
Instructor Navigator Supervisor. After 10 years as a civilian instructor, I retired to 10 acres and a John Deere
tractor in Antioch, Arkansas.
The Air Force has been good to me. For my entire career
(practically my whole adult life), I was given the opportnity to work and associate with the finest group of
individuals this country has to offer. Uncle Sam educated
me (B.S. Troy State 1974; M.A. Central Michigan University
1978) and provided me with opportunity, challenge, and
excitement, along with promotions from time to time. Did I
love it? Yes. Would I put on the uniform again? In a
Name: Don Sanford <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-06-04 Which OCS Class 62C Comments:
Name: Norman A. Wightman <email@example.com> Date: 2002-03-27 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
It is interesting to read the bio's and see how it all turned out. After all these years it still brings back many memories of the way it was. Norm.
Name: Michael V. Annast <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-02-27 Which OCS Class 63-A Comments:
Interesting website. We are working on ours.
Name: Elwood J Obrien <Jean email@example.com> Date: 2002-02-17 Which OCS Class Class 307 Comments:
World War 2 era
Would appreciate class information
Name: Hoyt W. Huggins <Hoytnmaggy@earthlink.net> Date: 2002-01-27 Which OCS Class 62-C Comments:
A friend referred me to this site, and it is fun to see him as he was then. Sure wish our class had a web site. Can anyone tell me how to go about setting one up?
Name: Jack R. Doshier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2002-01-16 Which OCS Class 1960A Comments:
Hi Don, and all 60A grads.
Pls note my new email@example.com address. Just returned from space-a flight with Navy VR-59 airlift squadron out of Ft Worth NAS-JRB. They have 4 new C-40, 737 aircraft, and travel to Europe and Asia. My wife and I and 6 other retired couples from this area spent a week in Honolulu.
If you don't have some free airline ticket connections try flying space-a with AMC or the Navy. You have earned it. Contact me for information. Jack Doshier
Name: charles w peachee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2001-12-03 Which OCS Class 59-A (5th Sq.) Comments:
Our class is working on a reunion. Has anyone contacted you, or do you have any "helpful hints?"
Name: Donald L. Stroud <email@example.com> Date: 2001-10-15 Which OCS Class 59D Comments:
I am pleased to find websites about OCS which was an important part of my AF career.
Name: Ed Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2001-07-31 Which OCS Class 60 C Comments:
Thank you all for your efforts in keeping OCS vital.
Thank you, also, for training the fine men and women of 60 B
who helped us shape our values, our careers, and our futures--our very lives.
May God bless you,
Name: Dick Nagel <email@example.com> Date: 2001-06-29 Which OCS Class 57C Comments:
Congratulations! Nice Site you have! It's nice to see so many of the Classes are organized and having reunions!
Name: Jack Doshier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2001-04-14 Which OCS Class !960 A Comments:
April 14,01 : Hello Comrades, I just want to say Hi and visit the Sign-In roster again, to check on recent messages from all. Jack
Name: Murray La Hue <mllX3@juno.com> Date: 2001-03-21 Which OCS Class Class 62-A Comments:
Best wishes to all from one who made it thru the program at
a later date. There were only 4 classes after us - sorry
to say. We've located all 114 of our grads and have had 4
reunions - all totally enjoyable. It's amazing how nobody
gained weight or lost any hair in all the years since our
Name: John R. Silvers <email@example.com> Date: 2001-03-21 Which OCS Class 60B Comments:
Good to see some "old" familiar faces again. We summer in Denver and winter in Yuma, AZ
Name: William Kime <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2001-03-15 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
Nice layout. Glad to find the page.
Name: philipmcmahon <philmac41@netscapeonlineuk> Date: 2001-01-31 Comments:
justbrowsing! as anadmirer of USAF good luck to you all
Name: Robert J. (Jim) Souders, Major USAF Retired <email@example.com> Date: 2000-12-31 Which OCS Class 60B (Second Squadron) Comments:
You guys have a great site. It was very sad to scroll throughthe photos and see so many guys I knew who are no longer with us.
I wouldn't repeat OCS for all the money lost last year on the NASDQ,but wouldn't take that much for the experience.
My wife and I are currently living in Japan, where I work for an Engineering and Construction Company building a liquified natural gas plant in Malaysia. I think I may finally retire in a year or so.
Would love to have a joint reuion some of these days.
Name: Don & Liz Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-12-23 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Merry Christmas greetings to all the classmates & families, and also Happy New Year, Happy New Century, and Happy New Millennium Greetings.
Name: Jack R. Doshier <email@example.com> Date: 2000-12-22 Which OCS Class 1960 A Comments:
December 22, 2000
I wish and pray we all will have an enjoyable season with our families and loved ones this Christmas of the year 2000.
Thanks again to DON for initiating this site, and for others who have participated in its success. With a little more effort we should be able to locate others and get them to sign-in on this site.
Our prayers are for the families of our fallen comrades. May God's Blessings be upon them all. Assuming it would be helpful to them perhaps they would like to drop a note here to inform us of their husbands and/or childrens accounts of their premature deaths. God Bless each of you!
I appreciate hearing from you guys directly; and, through our visits to this Guestbook we'll be able to keep up with one another.
My wife, Dee and I spent two weeks in Europe recently after 20 years caring for children in our medium-sized(Licensed for 102) Child Development Center. We flew out of Kelly AFB,TX. While at Kelly/Lackland we toured the old OCS area and recalled the 6 months spent there. Only one building preserved of the facility for posterity-- the others were all dug up and hauled off. Some familiar sites could still be observed around the drill field area. Wilford Hall Hospital---where our third child was born 5 weeks after starting OCS-- looked the same. Kelly's property is closing down ASAP, except the eastern part around the flight line and the Pax Terminal and other OPS buildings with the flight line and runways. They will be acquired by Lackland AFB. The C-5 Wing flies multiple missions monthly all over the world: So when thinking about "going space-A" go back to Lackland and revisit the old area- you might find more than I did- the billiting is good there.
Best of Regards to all OCS comrades,
Jack R. Doshier
1802 Huntington Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Name: JOHN WISMAN <ALJON3331@AOL.COM> Date: 2000-12-12 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
GLAD TO SEE SO MANY OF US DID SO WELL.
Name: Edmond A. Warde <EBWARDE@aol.com> Date: 2000-12-09 Which OCS Class 59D Comments:
Fine looking bunch of troops that 59D had a hand in training.
Name: Ray Oliver <T37C@aol.com> Date: 2000-11-29 Which OCS Class 63-D Comments:
This is great resource. My wife and I are the unofficial class reunion planners for our class. I suspect that is due to our willingness to do it rather than any other reason. We would like to hear from any other class members to plan a potential universal reunion, perhaps in 2002, as an anniversary special. 63-D closed the 41 year history of USAF OCS as the last class.
Name: Guy A. Navarro <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-10-20 Which OCS Class 60-C Comments:
This is great. Classmate Esculano found me and told me about this page. I am excited about it and hope we can add our class.
Name: Joe Langston <L06293@aol.com> Date: 2000-09-28 Which OCS Class 60B Comments:
Good Job and presentation. Have youll had any reunions or thought about it.
Name: george Smeltzer <email@example.com> Date: 2000-07-25 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Many thanks for your hard work in assembling this web site, Don. I'm sure that all of us owe you a great debt of gratitude. I hope to hear from a lot of our fellow classmates in years to come.
Name: Allen Partin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-07-22 Which OCS Class 59B Comments:
Just checking out your website.
We had our first ever reunion (#40) in Oct 99 in San Antonio. Fabulous time. It's gonna hard to beat in 2003 when we have our second reunion in Dayton OH.
You guys have a good looking site. We are just getting started on ours and I see you have a link to us.
Keep up the good work. I'll watch your site for news and ideas for our site and our next reunion.
Name: ml bergmann <email@example.com> Date: 2000-07-11 Which OCS Class 1960 Comments:
It is a wonderful idea and a great site. I enjoyed seeing my brother's wonderful young face and allof his former colleagues. Thank you.
Name: M L Bergmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-07-11 Which OCS Class 1960 Comments:
I am delighted that this site has been brought to my attention. It is wonderfully set up and very interesting to see all these young faces.
Name: Thomas O. Sloan <email@example.com> Date: 2000-07-03 Which OCS Class Class 60A Comments:
HI! I retired in 1974. Never regretted a day I spent in service and have never regretted a day that I have retired. I taught in a Junior College for 15 years and retired. My wife, Elaine (a retired school teacher). Had a ceramic shop but sold that so I guess I retired from that also. And at age 62 started collecting my SS. And with four retirements I am busier than ever. Between church work and helping with The Cat Protection Society I stay much too busy. In addition since moving to Florida, Elaine is a born Floridian, we have lots of company so we don't do much traveling ourselves. We have annual passes to Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens in Tampa, and Cypress Gardens so we can accompany our guests on their trips to the parks.
If we ever have a reunion how about a 3, 4, or 7 day cruise of the Carribean or someplace. You all take care.
Name: Franklin L. Spear Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-07-02 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Home: 556 Lizmore Pl SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 28469
Name: Kenneth W. Lord <none> Date: 2000-07-01 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Retired 1 Nov 1973 as a Major out of Mather AF Base. Most of the career was as a EC-121 Connie Driver. I plan to get wired soon and will add email address. As of now, we are Rvers but winter in Brownsville, TX. Address is PMB 6288, 162 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX 77399 (mail forwarding address). Thanks for a good job Don.
Name: Kenneth W. Murrell <n5jrj@EARTHLINK.NET> Date: 2000-06-28 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Thanks Don. Well done.
I retired in 1977 as a Major.
After OCS I was assigned to Harlingen AFB, TX for navigator training. First assignment was Sewart AFB, TN as a C-130 navigator. Did alot of trash hauling and troop drops for the next 5-6 years. Have had jobs at squadron, wing, and AF level. Accumulated more than 6000 flying hours in the C-130-A, B, D, E, H aircraft.
Ken. and Carolyn Murrell, Maj. Ret.
6318 Plymouth Sorrento Rd.
Apopka, FL 32712-5162
Name: Jerry L. Hunt <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-28 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
13312 Fredericksburg Tpk.
Woodford, VA 22580
804 633 4191
Name: EDDIE R. JONES <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-27 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Name: Garland W. Benfield <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-27 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
We had our 40th year class reunion 15-17 June in San Antonio. Attendance was excellent. We have 17 deceased and have found all but three classmates.
Name: Gerald Olsen <GeraldOlsen1@msn.com> Date: 2000-06-26 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Really enjoyed your efforts in organizing this website.
I retired in 1982, at Fairchild AFB, WA and currently
live in Spokane, WA... Retired as a Lt Col after 28
years in the Air Force.. This sure brings back great
memories, yet a lot of sadness to notice so many old
friends that have departed... Would really be great to get together for a reunion some day.. I know where a couple
of the others are located and will pass this info on to them...
"Great Job" and thanks again for all your efforts...
Name: George Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-26 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
You have located me! Its nice to see some of the old faces;but its sad to see who has passed on. I retired in 1975 as a regular Major. Went into the chemical business did well until I lost intrest and drive; I closed down in 1997 and just take it easy. I fish a lot; traveled the country fishing tournaments. There is a lot to tell, forty years is a long time. I'll sit down and compose a bio soon. Bye G
Name: George Smeltzer <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-26 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
We live in Moreno Valley, CA, just outside March Air Reserve Base (formerly March Air Force Base). Telephone # 909-656-2063, address: 1326 Sunfield Drive, Moreno Valley, CA. e-mail: GSMEL87646@aol.com. Would love to hear from former classmates.
Name: Elias E Schwartz Jr <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-26 Which OCS Class 60a Comments:
Glad to get your letter, Don, letting me know this site existed. It's great looking back on old times.I plan to write a bio for this. How do you input it and where?
Name: Norman L. Brown <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-26 Which OCS Class Started 60A, graduaed 60B Comments:
I was in 2nd Squadron as a 60A second classman and washed back to second class. I went down a flight of setps and wound up in the hospital for 5 days. Also had other medical problems that contributed to an academic deficiency. Retired in 72 as a Captain due to my own stuborness. God Bless you all as we went through hell together.
Name: Philip J. Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-26 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Well Done. I will be contacting some of the guys
Name: Jan Coneys <JHConeys@Aol.com> Date: 2000-06-24 Which OCS Class 60a Comments:
Great site looking forward to coming back and catch up with old friends. I remember those times so long ago. Jan, Widow of Maj Martin T Coneys (Marty)
Name: Al Coles <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-23 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
You guys need to do a better job of finding your people.
Name: John Dennis Laughrey <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-22 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
This is a good site, gentlemen. Hopefully, we'll have a site of our own before too long.
We just had our 40th reunion in S.A. and it was a blast.
I was in 6th squadron (I think) and went to 3rd when we turned first class. It's surprising how much I DON'T remember.
Regards, John (Dennis)
Name: Ismail Nuri <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-21 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
We just had our 40th year reunion in San Antonio. Really missed seeing some of you there!
Name: Eston R. Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-21 Which OCS Class 60B Comments:
Very good site! Enjoyed looking through. Lot of the names were familiar.
Name: John R. Silvers <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-21 Which OCS Class 60B Comments:
Nice site. Good to hear about some of our classmates.
Name: Jonelle Lasater Nabergall <Jonelle7@Juno.Com> Date: 2000-06-18 Which OCS Class 60-A & 60-B Comments:
I started out in 60-A (7th Squadron), but washed back and graduated, completed 7 years before marriage and motherhood forced me out.
Class 60-B had a 40-year reunion last week (June 15) in San Antonio. It took several of our graduates two years to locate nearly everyone. I only wish I could have visited with my former 60-A classmates, as well.
Name: John Bouldin <JBouldin> Date: 2000-06-18 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Don, I have seen other sites....this is the best!!! However the yearbook picture of me has to go...I'll send you my retirement photo to use instead
Name: Don Wilkinson <DLWilktx@aol.com> Date: 2000-06-18 Which OCS Class 60-B Comments:
Just had our first class reunion in San Antonio June 15-16, 2000. We went to Lackland to review the basic graduation parade-40 years to the day when we marched on the same parade field. We had a really good reunion.
Name: Frances Rounds <fsr47@hotmail> Date: 2000-06-05 Which OCS Class 60B (Zulu Flight) Comments:
I'm attending the 60B reunion in San Antonio June 15-16
Don Wilkinson finally tracked me down. It doesn't seem like 40 years. Married, divorced, one son, worked in real estate related fields since 1962. Went back to school and got a para legal certificate and my BS in Management.I do a lot of volunteer work in the Arts; semi retired, work as a temp and get to work with many different companies which keeps me on my toes. Also love to travel solo so I can meet people of different walks of life as I go. Also I can claim the distinction of having a son who followed in Mom's footsteps and enlisted in the Air Force after High School.
Name: Jack Doshier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-03 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Thanks to Don Erickson we are priviledged to make contact with our comrades from Officer Candidate School. Just reviewing the WEB page from week to week and seeing the updated status of our newest contacts and their stories is a blessing to me. Though our situations may be so different we have pride in the awareness that each of us has truly accomplished so much, and that we have now entered an era of reflections on our careers since that bond of OCS some 40 years ago! Welcome to all visitors to this Guestbook, and thanks again to Don.
Jack Doshier, June 3, 2000.
Name: AL O'HANLON <email@example.com> Date: 2000-06-02 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
RETIRED 1972 MAJOR
DEAR FRIEND OF PAUL AHART
2970 NE 16 AVE #106
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33334
Name: Paula Long <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-06-01 Comments:
Thought I would pop in and see what you had here. My father was Paul Ahart (1st Squadron '60), and it has really brought back a lot of memories to think about my youth growing up in the Air Force and the places we got to see around the world. Thanks for your efforts at bringing the alumni together. Your legacies live on in us, the next generation.
Name: Norm Haugen <email@example.com> Date: 2000-05-30 Which OCS Class 60A Comments:
Retired May 1, 1979 as Lt Col.(Carl Forinash was at Air Force Mil Pers Cntr at Randolph AFB with me for over four years before we both retired in 1979.) Retirement saved me
from going back to Pentagon. After OCS, I stayed at Lackland for three months going to Personnel Officer School,
then went to Donaldson AFB, SC. After 18 months, was asgd
to MAC HQ at Scott AFB for three yrs in Pers Data systems.
Then went to Lajes Fld, Azores for 3 yrs as CBPO Chief.
Then asgd to Pentagon for four+ years in Personnel Data Systems. Went to AC&SC Jul72-73, then to Kunsan AB,
Korea as Dir of Personnel. Then on to Randolph in varied
positions as Personnel Data Systems Officer (with Carl
Forinash ((60A)), Wally Cotton ((59D)), and others.)
I have very favorable memories of OCS (one never remembers
the bad, I have heard.) Would like to hear from any and all--did run into Al Hartman often while at AC&SC in 72-73, but have not heard anything of him since!! (he was O&T in
my 4th SQ at OCS.) Has anyone ever run into John Lawley,
who started out in our class, but washed back due to med
problems. He was a good old boy--hope he made the grade
2nd time around!!! Norm Haugen
Name: Don Erickson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000-05-28 Which OCS Class 60-A Comments:
Welcome to our "Reunion on the Internet".