The CCT School Cadre 1968
The Combat Control
School, Sewart AFB
Tennessee; Class 1967-03
MSgt Chavez, A1C
Courtroul, A2C Watts, A2C Moore, A3C Francis, A3C East, A3C Weaver, A3C
Adams, SSgt Hindman, A1C Laney, A1C Sampley, A2C Moskau, A2C Chandler,
A3C Watson, A3C Johnson, A3C Bearden, and A3C Spivey
Lawrence S. Thal,
Rich Ensbury, Mike Takach, Waldoo Willis, Ernie Livingston, ?, ?, ?,
Mose McBeth, Tony Urenda, ?, Jimmy Gomez, ?, ?, Bill Lack, James Moffett, and Pete Smith
**** Instructors; William Polston, Charles Abee, Arthur P. "Skip" Arnold, and ?
Larry Thal, Skip Arnold (Instr), ?, Bill Polston
(Instr), Bill Lack, Rich Ensbury, Walter Willis, ?, Jimmy Gomez, Pete Smith,
and Charles Abee (Instr) **** Front;
Cesar A. "Tony" Urenda, ?, James C. Moffett, Ernie Livingston, Francis
E. Beal, Bobby J. Whitney, Mike
Takach, ?, and Mose L. "Lee" McBeth
To the right; William J. Polston
From Eye of the
Storm; For the second time since the school's inception in April
1965, two honor graduates awards were presented. Colonel Matson
presented the awards to SMSgt Paul Fornarino, Argentina, and A1C
Leonard E. Whitten Jr., Forbes AFB, Kansas. The remaining 11
graduates were Sgt Ronald S. Bernard, Sgt Ray Bobian Jr. and A1C James
C. Dial all of England AFB, Louisiana; A1C Ernest M. Chizmar and
A1C Robert F. Kurz Jr. from Pope AFB, North Carolina; and A1C Ernest
Hall and A1C James L. Alvarez of Sewart.
Little Rock AFB, 1969;
Front Row; Dale Edwards, Kimble Johnson, ? Kugleman, and ?
Polston. Center Row; Teddy Hurt, Terry Green, Willie Price, Larry
Hicks, Tom Laney, ? Smith, and ? Brown. Back Row; ? Goode, ?
Nelson, ? Ballard, Mike Basey, ? Huntsman, Bob Eubank, Roger Mayer, Tom
Drinkwater, and Bobby Boyle.
73-3 Wayne H. Hill, William "Chip" Littlejohn,
Jerry K. Jones, Harper R. "Ray" Wagner, and Bill Sink........ Front Row; Bruce Weigle, Larry
John H. Blank, Dave Larson, Nick Kiraly, and Wayne"Spook" Fuiten
The Best Combat Control
School Class, Ever; 74-02 Little Rock AFB
to Bottom; John Juergensen, Christopher Caffall, James Lee McRae, Gary D. Fisher,
Randall Cook, Mike McReynolds, and David A. Wilson............ Not pictured; Richard Jordan, Terrance M. Green, and Tobin M. Huff
Instructors; Tim McCann,
Billie Slayton, Chuck Abee, Wayne Viars, and Ron Holder
The 74-02 Pizza Lift; It
all started with Tobin knowing some of the LRAFB helicopter pilots.
After being in the field a few days, Camp Robinson, we started
talking about real food and the possibility of having some pizza
delivered arose. Huff thought he could coordinate/bribe some helo
drivers for a case of beer and the planning started. We had
a bunch of elderly instructors and noticed they were usually worn out
from screaming at us around noon and after lunch they'd like to take a
nap, so they'd have the energy to scream at us some more. The
next day we went back to the base to suit up for a parachute insertion
to All American DZ. Huff made a call, brought up a case of beer,
and it was a done deal.
The next day, we
talked the helo into our camp sight for the drop off and it went off
like clockwork. We had a PRC-77, smoke, and panels, which all
added up to pizza. We were all chowing down when one of the
instructors sleepily stumbled into our camp and mumbled something about
hearing a helicopter. He eyeballed our pizza and was about to
start screaming at us when, David Wilson, asked him if he'd like a
piece. We all ate pizza and nothing was ever mentioned
again....... the day we got over!
Combat Control School, Little Rock, Class 75-01; Roy Jordan, Randy Carmichael, John Dobus, Nick H. "Crazy" Kremin, Mike Green, Charles Weaver, Bud James, and "Whip" Wilson