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  • core_pfield_11
    21 years in Air Force flying C-130 A,E, H. Duty stations Lockbourne, CCK,Clark, Little Rock, Units 1st Aerial Port, 2nd MAPS, 21st TAS, 50 TAS
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    Little Rock, Arkansas
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  1. Today is the anniversary of the Panama invasion, 20 Dec 1989. I had the excellent experience of being #7 in a 14 ship formation of Herc's dropping troops on Rio Hato. We lost #3 to ground fire, and recovered at Howard making a 3 engine approach and landing in formation. Hell of a ride. Then while waiting around base ops for repairs, had a ssgt tell me there was no smoking in the building. I looked at him and said "you have got to be shitting me" and went outside to listen to the gun fire coming from balboa.
  2. outstanding video...great guy..Bob Hope
  3. I was with reed when we flew that puppy out of Kontum on three engines...high pucker factor that day.
  4. when I was at lockbourne in 1st aerial port....rebuilt many a "donkey disk" after the local drops.
  5. I was part of the crew that was sent up to Pope a couple of days later to fly lapes for the AIB.. We were a crew out of little rock and the 50th TAS. we must have flown 4 or 5 sorties with 4 camera's in the plane and several on the ground. I can remeber aborting 2 of the drops because the ground called and said we were too low. The pilot I was with was an excellent lapes jockey and could lay em down low and smooth, didn't even get a tumble out of those m551's we were dropping.
  6. I still have the johne wayne film in iso format and can burn to dvd anytime.
  7. mine only has 50 tas..and is numbered "151"
  8. I remeber once during an ORI out of Little Rock we dropped a tank and it went ass over tea kettle down the strip destroying it. aftwards the Army accused me of stealing a 50 cal from the tank before it was dropped. I told them sure...it was in my wall locker....idiots.
  9. someone sent me a "welcome to CCK" newspaper... I scanned it to pdf. can be read here: http://www.eakerdfc.org/docs/cck-welcome.pdf
  10. can't say I water ski'd cam rahn bay but I have water ski'd the gulf of siam. we used to get ski boats at utapao and go across to a little inlet and ski. after drinking all day on of us bright young fellows would try to ski back to utapao beach.
  11. OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY: Wood Bean Family Memorial Center 2015 N. First Street, Jacksonville, AR Phone: 501-982-3400 James C. Farrar Jacksonville, AR 1934 - 2010 Published: August 18, 2010 James C. Farrar, 76, of Jacksonville, born May 4, 1934, passed away August 11, 2010. He was retired from the US Air Force and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross air medal and was the founder of the Ira Eaker Chapter of the Distinguished Flying Cross society. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Debra Alexander of Meridian, Miss., and Deanne Walls of Smyrna, Tenn.; five sons, Mike, Steve, Gary, and Jeff all of Murfreesboro Tenn., and Jeremy of Cabot, Ark.; two sisters, Theresa Roseberry of California and Cecilia Simonds of Akron Ohio; and 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Service will be Friday, August 20, 1 p.m. at the Arkansas State Veterans' Cemetery, 1501 W Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, Ark. Sign online guest book at www.woodbeanfh.com. Arrangements by Wood Bean Family Memorial Center, 2620 W Main St., Jacksonville, Ark. (501) 982-3400.
  12. great site with mpg's and jpg's of aircraft crashes and other stupid stuff http://www.micom.net/oops/
  13. Retired TSGT GERALD “GERRY†RICHARD RAY PAULSEN, age 74, of Sherwood, Ark., passed away peacefully at his home on May 21, 2010. He was born March 4, 1936 in Urbana, Ill., to the late Raymond and Betty Paulsen. Gerald was a Vietnam veteran and flew numerous air combat missions into North Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1974 as a flight engineer instructor at LRAFB in Jacksonville. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals (First, Second and Third Oak Leaf Clusters) and other decorations. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Prime Time Christians Sunday School Class, Distinguished Flying Cross Society, Stray Goose International, VFW, and Moose Lodge. Gerald served as past chairman of the board and other leadership positions in the DFCS and IHPOA. Gerry was a supporter of the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency, and his wishes to be a donor were able to be carried out. After retiring, his second career was an investment banker. Gerald loved spending time at the home on Greers Ferry Lake with his family, fishing, riding his motorcycle and photographing family, friends and nature. He was a NASCAR fan, especially Mark Martin, and a Razorback fan and enjoyed road trips to see them play. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Linda; daughter, Felicia Racey and sonin-law James of North Little Rock; sons Rory Michael and Gregory Paulsen; brother Don Richard Ray Paulsen and wife Delores of Knox, Ind.; two grandsons, Paul Derrick and Austin Daniel Racey, of North Little Rock, Ark.; his mother-in-law, Merle Seuberth; sisters-in-law and husbands Phyllis and Laddie Barber, Becky and Larry McDaniel; three nephews Scott Hix and wife Corina of Batesville, Ark., Robert Paulsen and Eddie Paulsen, both of Indiana; two nieces, Jennifer Sanchez and husband Javier of Batesville, Ark., and Victoria Belz of Indiana; and his dog Pal. A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville, 220 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Ark. (501)982-8176. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. This evening a gathering of family and friends will be held at 31 Narragansett, Sherwood, Ark., from 5-8 p.m. Memorials to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Ira Eaker DFCS P.O. Box 6954 Sherwood, Ark. 72124, ARORA 1701 Aldersgate, Ste 4, Little Rock, Ark. 72205 or your favorite charity.
  14. you might want to try...get a list of authorized decorations awarded to you. http://www.amervets.com/201areq.htm
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