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  • core_pfield_13
    restoring a 1956 DKW 250 RT 250s


  • core_pfield_11
    Born in the PI.

    Lived in the PI, then CCK, then PI, now US.

    We moved from CCK to the PI via herk. If you were the crew, I was the baby girl in the plastic wash tub.

    Father was in 55th Wea Recon. Sq., then to the 605 TCSof then AGE for 374 FMS. Then retired and worked for Lockheed in Saudi. Then retired to the PI.
  • core_pfield_12
    35.080N. 106.387W more or less
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  1. Hi. I haven't been around in a while. My father passed away in the PI last Friday. Don't know how many people here knew him. We (myself, and another daughter) had spent the last few years of his life fighting with the VA to get him disability for Agent Orange. During this time, he had been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. The cancer had spread to his testicles and then earlier this year, his spine. He was proud and stubborn. Had he not been so stubborn, he probably would have had another year or two. When it spread to his testicles, he refused to have them removed, or any sort of treatments, because he felt that would make him less of a man. Please, if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer or testicular cancer - get it treated. Don't be stubborn.
  2. Yes. I have slept in a C130. It was from CCK to Clark. In a plastic washtub. I was a baby back then. This would have been 71/72. There is a joke in there about a load being secure - but I don't have it.
  3. Just received word that George had passed on September 3rd. George was my godfather. The Spectre Association posted a brief obit. "Retired Air Force Colonel George F. Shipp of Gladys, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in his daughter's home in Fayetteville. He was born on January 14, 1941, in Concord, Massachusetts, to the late Frederick E. Shipp and Genevieve Shipp. During his 28 years of service in the Air Force as a pilot, he completed three Southeast Asia tours and commanded the 16SOS, AC-130 Spectre squadron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor J. Shipp. He is survived by daughters, Christy Shipp of Dallas, Texas, and Robyn S. Rodriguez, husband Raymond; and son, Jacob of Fayetteville. The funeral service will be at a future date at Arlington Cemetery in D.C. Memories and condolences should be sent to George's daughter, Robyn ("Cricket") at rodshipp01@gmail.com or Robyn Rodriguez 4752 Rockabye Lane Fayetteville, NC 28312-7413"
  4. First - I'm going to provide a link. I have intentionally broken it, so the seller won't see analytics coming from here and then maybe pull the listing. Etsy is like a fancy pants eBay. People mostly sell hand made items. But there are people who sell ephemera, so hipsters can decorate their home like an 80s era Chilis. I usually scour it for items that could be illegal. Today I found this https://www.etsy.com/listing/150522303/ vintage-ww2-document-ros-206th-us-army?ref=related-4 I broke the link after the final backslash Granted that this soldier may already be dead. But identity thieves look for SS numbers of deceased people. I also know that certain documents are required to be destroyed. I could report it to the Etsy people, but they don't do shit about anything. Is there some sort of government entity to report this to?
  5. My dad was working at Lockheed during that time. I can ask.
  6. I missed Christmas wishes to you all. Here's to everyone having a better, happier, and healthier new year.
  7. Yes. That is far more attractive than a pair of steel bull balls.
  8. Finally was able to reach my dad. He said it was no big thing. It was like Irma in 74. Which took the roof off the house. Which was a 4. He said if you lived in Manila and north, it was just really windy and felt like a regular typhoon. Neighbors GI sheeting in your yard. Floods. Knee deep water at the bar. Same old. But down south is more of a mess than it was before the typhoon hit. If you are trying to reach friends or family, try facebook.
  9. Move here to Albuquerque. You can watch what I like to call "Touch n Go Tuesdays" out by the Target on Eubank. And sometimes you can sit outside and hear that drone from miles away and then when you hear the rumble draw near - you jump up out of your chair to run and wave.
  10. Not sure who it was - but someone's interesting load was me. The flight from CCK to Clark. This was the days before baby car seats. Load had to be secured and all personnel had to be strapped in. I was put into one of those plastic washtubs and secured.
  11. I had come here to catch up on things, and to ask him for a little gun expertise and to see how the back problem was proceeding. Dan was a great guy. I did not know him IRL but online he was great and am saddened that I did not know him off the board. I raise my glass to you. And I will berate the next dirty hippy I encounter, in your memory sir.
  12. Get back to kicking ass. Work that leg muscle.
  13. I remember playing with one. Five year old me thought it was some sort of ruler sun dial thing. Yes, I was trying to measure the sun.
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