In 1962-63 I served with the 5/517 in Abilene Texas as a launcher crewman at "B" btry. I remember alot of good times there. After leaving there I went to Airborn school, Ft Bragg NC, then medical school Ft Sam , Texas. then to Vietnam for 18 months as a combat Medic. Mustered out of service Dec. 65.
In 1992 I started a Reunion for the 5/517 in Abilene Texas, and to this date we have located over 280 men that have served there and have lost several. We are still looking for men that are still on our unlocated list and finding one or two ever now and then.
If you who read this are one of these men who served with the 5/517th in Abilene either at "A" or "B" or "HQ" btry's. From 1959 to 1966. Please contact me by email and get on the located list for our news-letter and dates on our reunions. We have had a reunion every year sence 1992 and our next one is June `12,13,14, 1999, in Abilene Texas. Btry "B" is still in-tact and all the buildings are there. Looking to hear from you.
I was sent to 3/71st DSP as a Nike Hercules internal guidance repair but wound up doing launcher repair and rebuilds from our 4 original batteries and then 2 from another unit that were swapped for 2 of ours during unit cutbacks. Some of my leaders were SGT Lundy, Gibson, Gilvarry and Scott. I also worked in the production control section with WO Pisanek and SGT Jerry Brown.
My girl used to make cakes for guys at their short timer parties.
Also there was SP5 Williamski whose real name was Williams. My final co was CAPT Hiroshige. I'd like to here from anyone whose was stationed their during the time I was there. 9-68 thru 11-70.
Served as a 23n40 from Jun 68 to April 78 with Nike. Spent time in Korea, but mostly at Redstone either in Missile Maintance or instructor. Korea was all of '72, arriving 1 Jan and leaving late November. Went from SP4 to SSG while on duty. Spent six months as civilian worker at the Redstone Support activity working on the Nike during '81 to '82. Joined ALNG and had a 23n40 slot at a MMC in B'ham for a number of years. Currently still in guard as a MSGT serving as a senior msl maint sgt for LCS. I currently work on the THAAD system in the BMC3I area in the Interoperability area. Like to hear from any of the old Nike people who still believe that NIKE was the best AD system to be placed in the active system.
I am a postgraduate student at the University of Roskilde in Denmark. I am writing my final assertation about the Nike-Hercules missiles in Denmark and in Thule, Greenland. My special interest is to the atomic capability of Nike-Hercules, and im interested in all information concerning the Nike sites in Greenland or in Denmark.
Looking for technical data and photos on the Nike Hercules missile want to build a model rocket for my boys.
Also interested in ANY history of Nike Ajax / Hercules missile sites that are being compiled.
Webmasters Note: Larence served at Accokeek, Btry B, 3rd of 43rd Swedesboro, New Jersey as an 16C10 (Fire Control Crewman) with rank of E3 from 05/73 to 07/74 and at Btry C, 2nd of 52nd Carol City, Florida as a 16C20 Fire Control Crewman with a rank of E5 form 07/74 to 01/76.
Thanks for taking the time to put this wonderful history together. I am so happy to find you.
Webmasters Note: Louis served at Accokeek, Brandywine and Waldorf, Maryland at A, B and C Batterys, 19th Arty Group as IFC Crew Chief and Engineer Chief with ranks PFC, SP4, & SP5 from June 1958 to Dec 1962 and in Baumholder, Germany at H.D. Smith Barracks with C Battery, 5th Msl Bn 6Th Arty as Engineer Chief with rank of SP5 from Jan 63 to Dec 65.
Served on a Nike Hercules missle site from 1971 to 1974 at LA55 B-4-251 Palos Verdes Ca. I have some 8mm movies I took at White Sands New Mexico during test fire in which the Herc failed safed about 10 seconds into flight. Anyone from that site contact me.
Webmasters Note: Terry served at Los Angeles Ca. Site LA 55 B-4-251 as an Fire Control Operator with a rank of SP-4.
I would be interested in any expersonnel from the 195th Ordnance Detachment from June 1955 to Aug 1957.
Do you have a searchable data base for any one who may have registered with you. I am interested especially in finding R. Moore 195th Ord Det
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