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6918th RSM/SS Hakata Japan

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This page was last accessed on 2017-12-15


Message Number: 472 - Sunday, December 3, 2017 18:26:03 EDT
[IP = 73.190.91.121] -
Name:  Phil Hager
Service Branch:  USArmy ASA
Years at Hakata:  1967-68
Flight or Trick:  Rotated
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Spec 4
Comments:

Great place. Assigned TDY to USAF at the RDF site for about 7 months then went to the 7th, Udorn TDY, for 4 months (May-August) '68, returned Sept. Met lots of great locals, fished with some of them, stayed with others. Really enjoyed Fukuoka. (Always wished I had bought a bunch of Fukuoka University sweaters with the Fuk U on the front.) Wish I had the funding to go back for a couple of months. Would love to see the "Country Club it has become.


Message Number: 471 - Friday, November 10, 2017 12:00:28 EDT
[IP = 73.203.21.87] -
Name:  Kathy Dickson
Comments:

A very warm and hardy thank you to all those who participated in the 6918th Reunion in Colorado Springs, CO in September.

I have been remiss in sending this earlier on and apologize for my tardiness. The event was most successful and warmed my heart to it's core. It was difficult to be there without my fallen eagle, Don Dickson, so if I seemed somewhat pre-occupied it was because of my thoughts of him.

Thank you all for the time and effort in organizing such an event, for your support to me and my daughter, Gabby at the reunion. I will forever have a spot in my heart for the 6918th team and all the work you've done throughout your stay. My love to everyone!

Kathy Dickson


Message Number: 470 - Monday, October 16, 2017 20:38:46 EDT
[IP = 66.165.21.23] -
Name:  Suzanne (Sue) Sullivan Watkins
Service Branch:  Army
Years at Hakata:  Not sure. At least 1953-1954
Flight or Trick:  Daughter of CWO Thomas D Sullivan
Highest Rank at Hakata:  "Brat"
Comments:

Not sure of dad's rank at the time. He worked number crunching in the finance office. I have so many fond memories of Camp Hakata and would love to hear from anyone who was there when I was. My mom was Margaret M Hill and we kids numbered 3; me, Gregory and Bernard. Just before we left my parents adopted 2 Japanese/American children, Albert and Therese.

I remember the beach, the sunburns and jellyfish. I remember walking down a dirt road on the way to a small fishing village and seeing the farmers in the field. At the village we saw people in their traditional dress and of course we kids headed right for the small shop filled with toys. My favorite, the traditional kendama (the ball on a string you have to catch in wooden cups on a wood handle, or at the end in a spear.

Back at the base we went to the movies and watched the serials, wondering each time how the hero would get out of being tied up in the back of a truck going off a cliff, or other such death producing event. Oh, we well knew he would some how get out and save the damsel in distress, he always did and that is why we keep returning to the theater. It was great to be a kid in Japan back then.


Message Number: 469 - Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:20:12 EDT
[IP = 47.138.56.43] -
Name:  Olivia Charlotte Colson Batchelder
Service Branch:  US Army dependent
Years at Hakata:  1953-54
Flight or Trick:  Child of Master Sgt. Alex G. Colson
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Master Sergeant
Comments:

I was a 10-year old kid in 1953, daughter of the late Sgt. Colson, who worked as an administrative asistant in the US Army offices at Camp Hakata. We had dog named Obi. She was there before we came, and we left her with another family to adopt when we left. I remember walking to school on the base, crossing over "Red Mountain", a mound we kids played games on. It was a good time in my life. I am 72 now and live in California.







Message Number: 468 - Thursday, September 14, 2017 07:39:42 EDT
[IP = 70.178.88.218] -
Name:  Fred Hill, JR
Service Branch:  USAF
Years at Hakata:  1960-1962
Flight or Trick:  D
Highest Rank at Hakata:  A/2C
Comments:

Really enjoyed my time in Japan and with the 6918th. Have often wondered what happened to my friends and coworkers, and this site has provided my answers.


Message Number: 467 - Monday, September 4, 2017 10:00:27 EDT
[IP = 97.86.204.220] -
Name:  Bill Spencer
Service Branch:  Air Force
Years at Hakata:  1963-1964 & 1968-1970
Flight or Trick:  Baker Flight (Both Times)
Highest Rank at Hakata:  SSgt
Comments:

Ms Tyree - Please, either give me a call at (618) 236-3713 or send me an E-mail with your telephone number and I will be more than happy to give you a call. I would like to speak with you about your time at Brady AB, Japan. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you very much. Bill Spencer (618) 236-3713 POSTED: 04 September 2017.


Message Number: 466 - Sunday, September 3, 2017 14:36:36 EDT
[IP = 108.67.102.3] -
Name:  Tyree
Service Branch:  USAF
Years at Hakata:  3
Comments:

Thanks for the website. I was a dependent living on Brady ... 1956-1959 then we were moved to Ashyia.

My husband was s/sgt. William Tyree ... he served in the base hospital at Ashyia and was bused from Brady every day.


Message Number: 465 - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 14:10:12 EDT
[IP = 104.14.59.60] -
Name:  Jack Truesdell
Service Branch:  Army
Years at Hakata:  March 1968 to November 1969
Flight or Trick:  Straight Days in Operations
Highest Rank at Hakata:  SP 6
Comments:

Congratulations on a great website. The pictures of Saitozake and Fukuoka bring back some really good memories. After my time in Vietnam, my stay in Japan was like being in paradise. Thanks for sharing!

Jack


Message Number: 464 - Monday, July 24, 2017 11:12:59 EDT
[IP = 173.72.216.204] -
Name:  John Fitzpatrick
Service Branch:  U.S. AIR FORCE
Years at Hakata:  1967-1969
Flight or Trick:  "C" FLIGHT
Highest Rank at Hakata:  SSgt
Comments:

I had a great time at Hakata and met man good folks. I still have the memories of all the football games and L/Col Perry and all of the good guys. Some are not with us anymore, biut they will be remembered always.


Message Number: 463 - Thursday, July 6, 2017 21:57:55 EDT
[IP = 104.218.70.99] -
Name:  Walter J. Everhart
Service Branch:  Air Force
Years at Hakata:  1967-1969
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Airman 1st Class
Comments:

Enjoyed seeing the pictures you guys posted. It brought back a lot of good memories.