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Message Number: 1089 - Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:53:34 EDT
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Name:  John clarke
Current Location:  Shohola pa
PAS Tour Dates:  8-67 11-68
Unit or Duty Section:  Supply

After 50 years to the month, ran into a fellow PAS veteran at jury duty selection. it was great to see you this past summer Walt P. We both worked in supply warehouse, he in the front office and myself in the back. If I ever find my pictures of PAS I will give you a shout. A couple of years ago did locate another veteran of PAS out in Okla. It was good talking to you Jim McS. Also in one of the alumni photos reconized Sgt. Dapson who was also in supply. I enjoyed my time there. Kyber Pass,Lahore,Rawlapindi and other local areas. Played softball,volley ball,bowling and some basketball. Also enjoyed horseback riding on the canal. We met some real characters sometimes,some had weapons or ran their buffalos at us, or tried taking my friends,Bill R wedding band. We are all getting older but I hope all are well.

Message Number: 1088 - Saturday, January 13, 2018 19:39:29 EDT
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Current Location:  VIRGINIA
PAS Tour Dates:  SEP '68 - AUG '69
Unit or Duty Section:  AFRTS
AFSC:  791X1

Peshawar was my first assignment in AFRTS. As a young broadcaster, it was a marvelous opportunity to practice on a small and captive audience that had few options! We were the primary source of US and world news, and we were totally dependent on Tech Control and Teletype Maintenance to keep our circuits up and printing. At Christmas, I would play Santa Claus on TV at 5:00pm and come back as the newscaster at 6:00pm. Not sure if the kids ever caught on. When I left in August 1969, I didn't turn off the lights, but TV had gone dark and we were down to radio only. It was an unforgettable experience and we are among very few Americans who ever got to ride through the Khyber Pass in a Ford stationwagon rented from the NCO club. It was great to spend the last hourng several hundred messages from PAS Alumni. Thanks to all.

Message Number: 1087 - Wednesday, January 3, 2018 14:32:49 EDT
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Name:  Charles P, Lauer
Current Location:  spring hill florida
PAS Tour Dates:  11/61-//62

beer on air conditioner, water buffalo on golf course,

horse races at Peshawar Downs & Jackie Kennedy

visiting air field(anyone remember why)???

Message Number: 1086 - Saturday, December 9, 2017 19:13:58 EDT
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Name:  Frank Bidwell
Current Location:  Chester, Vermont
PAS Tour Dates:  1968-69
Unit or Duty Section:  7219th USAF Dispensery
AFSC:  90230

Does anyone remember if anyone was ever shot at while traveling on the Kyber Pass?

Message Number: 1085 - Sunday, October 1, 2017 09:19:50 EDT
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Name:  Jack Sorrick
Current Location:  San Antonio, Texas
PAS Tour Dates:  01/1964 to 01/1965
Unit or Duty Section:  Dog Flight
AFSC:  20250

I was in Peshawar when the movie theater was opened.I remember the swimming pool and softball.The food was good in the mess hall.I also remember powdered milk and powdered eggs. I went on 1 day trip through Kyber Pass. Took a 3 day trip to Lahore . Both were good and interesting.The flight to Pakistan we spent overnight in Tripoli,Libya. On the way back we spent 24 hours in Madrid.The barracks were in good shape but never had hot water showers,just barely warm.The earthquake in middle of night was scary.My locker fell over.

Message Number: 1084 - Friday, September 8, 2017 20:10:08 EDT
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Name:  Charles (Chuck) Mozingo
Current Location:  Greenville, N. C. 27834
PAS Tour Dates:  April 1966 May 1967
Unit or Duty Section:  TMO, Traffic Management Office
AFSC:  60250 Pax & Hhld Goods Spec.

Arrived April 1966, Flew in to Peshawar via Lahore & Rawalpindi. Assigned to TMO Traffic Management office. Duties: Meeting all flights & Personnel arriving at PEW, & handling tickets & port calls for all departing Personnel. Worked with the MAC personnel handling the inbound C-130 then the C-141 From Karachi. Bringing our mail & supplies to our station. Worked also with the Chaplins Assistant SGT Bobby Grammar, we got involved in the Chapel ( as ushers) & also was assigned as Sunday School Superintendents. On Sundays got all the sunday school books & chairs set up for the dependents ( Kids) at the Base School., for Sunday School. Got to know Charles ( Chuck) Boyd, he was assigned to the 7219th Dispensary Unit. Met & Paled around with (2) other guys, who worked across the street. Don't rememb er their names or what units they worked at. ( I have photos only) SSGT Chuck Boyd, & Myself took a litter patient from Peshawar to Torrejon AB, Spain, (When the C-141 started leaving Peshawar direct to Adana, Turkey. He & I went on leave from there. Last time I saw him was in 1968, in San Antonio, Tex., he retrained & was a Drill Instructor. Would like to find him.

Message Number: 1083 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017 20:09:45 EDT
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Name:  Joel Johson
Current Location:  Lincoln, Nebraska
PAS Tour Dates:  July 1963 - Oct 1963
AFSC:  29251

Reunion in Omaha was my first and really nice to meet other Peshawar alumni. The trip to Offutt AFB abd the SAC museum were really nice. The Commander from the 55th at Offutt did a super job and the final dinner. I had never been to reunion before and really enjoyed meeting so many other and hearing about their time in Pakistan. Thanks to Tom Davis and his organizers for the good weekend.

iloxi in about 18mos sounds great and I'll try to attend.

Message Number: 1082 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:16:31 EDT
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Name:  Pat Mower
Current Location:  Baldwin Park, CA
PAS Tour Dates:  Jan 67 - Apr 68
Unit or Duty Section:  Baker Flight S&W
AFSC:  20250/20351

Just got back and rested enough from the 2017 reunion in Omaha. Anyone who didn't go missed one of the best reunions we have had so far.

There were plenty of stories being told, and they might have been about you - but you weren't there to defend yourself.

Tom Davis deserves a HUGE round of kudos. He and his team did a wonderful job.

2019 - Biloxi (more than likely) here we come. You better get ready for the "Sons Of Badabeer"!

Message Number: 1081 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017 06:46:31 EDT
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Name:  Al Masetti
Current Location:  Harrington, DE
PAS Tour Dates:  January 65 - April 66
Unit or Duty Section:  Station Civil Engineer

Assignment to PAS got me started and I ended up working in 10 countries; visited 20 others. Interesting stuff. Hello to Stan Bohinc, Larry DeBasio.

Message Number: 1080 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 02:12:16 EDT
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Name:  Robert Emmick
Current Location:  Dallas, Texas
PAS Tour Dates:  1960 - 1961
Unit or Duty Section:  Day Shift -
AFSC:  20250 - 20350

Gosh was that fun. (NO). Trips to the Khyber, Gilgit. old town, outdoor haircuts, NCO club. Really primative place, but interesting. I was there when they were just building the station. Cobras and scorpions everywhere. Tonga cart rides into the old town, golf at the Pakistani Officers club. Ah yes, I remember it well.