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Great site! At least I see some familiar faces on this one. I recall Tsosie at morning formation most days responding to the Sgt. Major when his name was called out. The response was always “Shit Detail Sgt. Major”. Which meant that he got to burn the shit from the out houses at the site on the hill. The Sgt. Major must have really liked him! I recall having to do that once when I first arrived at the squadron. The new guys always got the fun assignments. Does anyone have pictures of the radar and TAOC technicians? I was a 5975. Most of the pictures are of the Ops folks. I did 5 months at Schwab and 6 months in Iwakuni, Japan at our sub detachment there.
Sgt Andrew Sobien
Sgt. Sobien, thanks for the good feedback! Actually I just uploaded those 1970 Camp Schwab and MCAS Futenma photos yesterday. They were sent courtesy of Sgt. Howard Andrews who you may know? Does anyone who served on this 1970 Far East tour have some photos of the radar and TAOC techs? If so, send them to me.
I will try to contact another guy I went to computer school with at 29 Palms. Let’s see if I can dig up some more of my generation and more pictures.
Big high five to Kent Miller for the excellent job he has done in setting up and maintaining this site.
We really appreciate his dedication and hard work. Semper Fi
I spent a year at Camp Schwab and I have some pictures of some of my fellow MACS 8 guys. How do I send them to you?
Bob, let me know about posting pictures… I have quite a few myself that I want to share… MACS-8 Okinawa 1969-70, great guys that worked the generators and motor pool… and even a few pics of the women in town that have been shown already. I have also slick and dudly pics as well…
Hi John, it has been a year since I posted my pics. I think you contact the guy running this site and he will tell you how to load the pics. You must have been at Schwab just after me as I got out of the Corps in 1970
Huh? I was in Ops 1970 – Sgt Howie or Sgt Andrews, depending on what jacket I was wearing 🙂 Dec 69 to Dec 1970 – Training NCO as well
Kent and Jen, Thank you the fantastic time at Berlin! We enjoyed it and hope to return sometime and see more. I haven’t heard of any news on your heel operation and I hope you’re ok.
Pam and I and several of the immediate family have been busy trying to find a place to have our next shindig in Terre Haute. We will have to bust it just to try and get close to your job. Again thank you-big time!
Larry, I am hobbling along on crutches, will send you an email with more detail. Kent
Kent, thank you for adding my brother CW4 Leonard J. Patchin to the Memorial Roll. I visited MACS 8 at Atsugi in 1964, coming down from Korea. I enjoyed meeting many of his fellow MACS-8ers. Len was quite proud of his service with MACS 8. Charles “Pappy” Patchin, LTC, ARMY, (Ret) Semper Fi.
Pappy, you are more than welcome.. Len was a great officer with MACS-8 enlisted and fellow Marine officers. He and his wife were consistently loyal MACS-8 reunion attendees. He is missed! Semper Fi, Kent Miller
I need to change my contact info. I am retiring from Boeing after 47 years and my e-mail address will be “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
January 2014.. Received an email from Chick Pendergraft’s wife Mary Ann.. She stated that Chick was having bladder surgery on Dec. 30th and now she says that his surgery involved a biopsy and that it may pertain to his prostate cancer he has been fighting for 20 years.. Our prayers are with him and we hope he will be back to health soon..
Just touching base… I’m writing from the 7th floor, west wing SHANDS hospital, where I am being treated… Had a stem cell transplant done and good so far… Purpose here was to draw attention to our wonderful pentagon leaders… Okinawa had no Agent Orange they claim… but what about this?: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/07/11/national/agent-orange-ingredients-found-okinawa-military-dumpsite/#.U7-rAij8820
John Santiago I remember something about a crane/forklift being involved in an accident.
Just letting you know about the passing of C. E. (Ed) McClanahan. Cpl McClanahan and I served together in MACS-8, Okinawa. (circa: July 1970 – August 1971) He passed away Sept. 2006. He was a member of the San Jose, CA fire department.
Thanks Rollie for the update. I will add him to our Memorial List page.
Today I was contacted by another Marine I served with at MACS-8, Okinawa. LCpl Jerome Nix. He was in Operations and currently resides in Salem, Illinois. He found me on “Together we Served.”
40+ years of searching for my best friend from our time together in MACS-8 only to find he passed away in 2006. Semper Fi and final taps to Cpl. C. E. (Ed) McClanahan of San Jose Ca. (Served in MACS-8 circa 1970-71. He was an Assistant Weapons Controller in the Operations Section). When he passed he was a member of the Fire Department.
Thanks Rollie, I have already added Ed to the MACS-8 Memorial List.. Kent Miller MACS-8 BlogNCO
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