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6918th RSM/SS Hakata Japan

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There have been 35647 visits since 2008-01-22
This page was last accessed on 2017-10-22


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.


Message Number: 462 - Monday, June 26, 2017 20:23:29 EDT
[IP = 108.218.166.148] -
Name:  Ken (Eggy) Eygabroad
Service Branch:  USAF
Years at Hakata:  71-72
Flight or Trick:  Baker and Dawg
Highest Rank at Hakata:  Sgt
Comments:

Came to Hakata from the PI. along with Ken Kramarsic, Keith (Allen) Wise and a couple others that I can't remember. I was an X1 and also worked DF. Higinbatham was my first supervisor. I worked with Jack Clarence and John Baker. Last roomed with Rick Justice. Got out in 1972, reentered the AF in 1974, retired in 2000. Spent some time at HQ ESC.


Message Number: 461 - Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:08:35 EDT
[IP = 66.115.115.36] -
Name:  Lawrence I Gilley
Service Branch:  USAF
Years at Hakata:  1971-1972
Flight or Trick:  Dawg
Highest Rank at Hakata:  A1C
Comments:

Was one of the last ones out ! Transfered to SAC as Command and Control 207X1 in Mar '72 at Wurtsmith AFB in Michigan. Semi-retired with 39 years in Federal Govt. USAF, USPS, and USFS