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Doug Oliver on May 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM said:

I would like get in touch with Dan Merner. I worked at the dispensary from 62 to Jan 64. Would like to ask about some old buddies.
Dan 65/66 on May 1, 2021 at 11:58 PM said:

for David Parks
You mentioned that you thought your dad inspected fish. I think he very well could have. I worked at the dispensary in 65/66. There was a Tsgt. there at the time named Don Woodruff if I remember correctly. You can see him in the last picture in the "Wakkanai Dispensary" Link. I think he was a "Vet Tech" or "Veterinary Technician" He worked at the medical clinic. Whenever a cannery was processing seafood for sale to the military almost anywhere in Asia, he would have to be onsite to ensure that sanitary processes were adhered to. We competed to accompany him, as the meals served to us "VIP's" were outstanding. Especially the Wakkanai King Crab. Those were the days.
Dave Johnson (59-60) on April 15, 2021 at 7:05 PM said:

for David Parks
I doubt that your father dealt with the local fishing industry. Wakkanai Air Station was an air force security facility. If you google United States Air Force Security Service and check out the Wikipedia entry you'll get a pretty good idea of what we did there.
You're right about the deep snow. Snow for half the year, and mud for the rest.
David Parks on April 3, 2021 at 7:03 AM said:

I was a dependent and young when my family lived here @ 1968 - 1970. My father Tsgt. David Parks worked here and to the best of my knowledge inspected fish brought in off the ocean set to be sold for consumption around the world. I remember being tossed out of our second floor bedroom window and told to dig out the front door to our home because the snow was so deep there on base in the winter months. Saw the movie 101 Dalmations when it was first released there! Great memories. If anyone knew my family from those days please share with me --- my parents have since passed and this part of my life is a tad blurry!
Howard "CLEM" Kletter on March 18, 2021 at 10:33 AM said:

March 62 - Feb 63, during Cuban crisis. Any old guys out there would love to hear from you.
I was 29252 Hill 1. Drove half track between shift change.
Roomed with Early B Teale
Bob Grzanka on March 5, 2021 at 5:07 PM said:

James, well said. I was there in 1965/66 and have the same feelings.
James Davis on March 1, 2021 at 3:55 PM said:

I worked on the Hill in 1970-71 and have such fond memories there. All the snow, Mama Young's, the Shadow. I still yearn for the good old days as an old man.
Jimmy Hill on January 31, 2021 at 5:08 PM said:

Joe,I remember you. You got a car from the motor pool and took me and my late wife Virginia on a tour of the island. I played basketball and bowled with Bill Derr!
Joe Belogi on January 18, 2021 at 3:17 PM said:

Hey Jimmy Hill,
Isaw your post from October. I was a computer operator on the Hill from May of 1969 to Jan '71. Worked nights with Bob Durbin. I'm still in touch with a couple of folks from then. I'm sure you knew Bill Derr and his wife Nita. I'm have a hard time remembering you, but we did work in the same room for a couple of months anyway.

ernest york on January 1, 2021 at 4:50 PM said:

Commenting on Craig Beiler's post of Dec2020.
I left wakkanai on the last day of 1965.
While I was there the Deputy base commander
was Maj Todd a Smith - the description of
"Snuffy Smith" fits perfectly.
The base commanders that I recall were
Col Rice and Col Clark - both very good
in my opinion.
Craig Bieler on December 18, 2020 at 3:38 PM said:

There from late ’65 until my time was up - 15 or 18 mos? On base for 203 work, sleeping/eating/losing money at poker. The rest of the time was spent at Seven or Inferno. The #2 girl at Seven, Sachiko, was constantly at me to “cohabitate” even tho she was concurrently moosing with the boss Sgt at the nco club (so much for the romance surrounding moosing huh?). Couldn’t/wouldn’t afford it. Loved everything about the experience. Stayed off base as much as possible to avoid running into the Base Commander, Snuffy Smith, cuz he had the uncanny ability to run into me around Base and I was into having my hair long (long as it could be anyway). He would tell me to report to such-and-such with my new haircut, blah blah blah and I would be polite then ignore the whole thing. This ignoring of chickenshit served me well later at NSA when I studiously avoided showing up for Saturday “drills” or whatever they were called and they never missed me!! For two years!! Obviously not the type to re-up, especially since the Two-T program had been terminated. Nicest bunch of GAF guys I ever met.
Bob Grzanka on December 15, 2020 at 3:38 PM said:

Dennis Price. Thanks for the information. When I was there, the only upstairs bar was the Inferno. It had the normal bar closing time of 11:00
Dennis Price on December 11, 2020 at 6:43 AM said:

Bob Grzanka: Mama Youngs was in the same vicinity as the places you mentioned. The owners lived downstairs in the building and the bar & grill was upstairs. Wasn't very large and probably couldn't hold more than 20 to 25 people at one time. It didn't open until 11pm and closed at 7am.
Bob Grzanka on December 10, 2020 at 4:51 PM said:

Where were Mama Young's? I was there in 1966. The popular places were the Club Seven, the Shadow and the Inferno. There were also two restaurants, the Chidori and another place down an alley way (can't remember the name)
Nick on December 10, 2020 at 11:57 AM said:

I dated her daughter in 1966
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