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from previous guests of dubious character and moral standards! View
at your own risk and if you want to add any comments of your own, just click
below to signz the book. Stop by anytime and say something about yourself,
so visitors will know!
Comments about the web site: I love Sgt Mac's Bar
Comments about the web site: Sgt Mac, great site. You and this site
are letting the world know what being a controller and camaraderie is all
about. PZ, 21 STS
Comments about the web site: Sgt Mac, great site! Good to know I can
find a place to contact old friends. I was at Dyess(desert dawgs) with John
Smith 83-84 and McChord 84-87, got out and became a firefighter in Tacoma
Wa. Great to see pictures of guys that you can never forget!
Comments about the web site: Had a good time browsing the site. Especially
Mrs. Macs hummingbird photos.......GREAT! And the CCT pics ain't so bad either.
Comments about the web site: Signing in live from OEF Afghanistan.
Second "mud hut" tour. Life member of CCA since 88.
Comments about the web site: Thanks for the good work. I thought that
I was registered but I changed my E-Mail address so that might be the reason
I did not this last letter direct but via a friend. Moose
Comments about the web site: My first assignment out of school at
Keesler I as assigned to Sewart in Feb 56, went to junp and then on to the
big time at Ft. Campbell, Pope, and places I cannot remmeber until someone
brings it up. I went to Wiesbaden in April 63 Some the members as I remember
were Strabough, Benini, Tuttle, Michell, Bill Pack, Bobbie Hudso,
Polston,Engleman, Fiish Herron. Lundy Hudgin, Lanier and some I will think
of later. Was in Iran, India, France, Sweden,Denmark, Italy. Returned to
Langley in 63, Stayed there until I was selected to become one of the first
Instructor in the newly formed CCT School at Sewart in April 65. I think
the school started in June of 65. School instructors at that time were Bo
Freeman,Moose morris, John Sheptack, Henry Kelly (Wx Man) Will Tuttle Dave
Hughes and Col Heller. In 68 I was shipped out Elmendorf for three years
and then to Lockbourne for 6 months then on to Campbell for one month, then
to Little Rock for one year and back to Elmendorf to finish up by 20 inn
1975 Retired as an E-8. Age 38 After retirement I went to College for a year
or so and then went to work as an oilfield grunt and started a directional
Drilling Oil company in Mich. I sold it to a Company in Houston, had to work
for them for 3 years. and then retired the second time. (Age 47). Took two
years of and played golf. Next I tried insurance and didn't like this one.
(Age 48) I decided to become a builder and didn't like that either.(age 50)
Too much work for a guy past 50. Took some time off (still to young to retire)
and went to the school system and run the bad kids school and a TI. Finally
quit everything in 1997 (age 60) and do what I want to do...Thanks to everyone
that has made all of the good memories....and more to come....Moose
Comments about the web site: Hope to drop in before I depart Illinois
for retirement in NC. Planned retirement date 30 Jun 03.
Comments about the web site: Mac Put me down for 5 coins (if I don,t
get one for the kidz I can kiss my ass good by. Let me know how much dinerao.
dam if I don,t like your coin design, but then Micki tells me I always have
had poor taste except for HER. Wayne (one of the WORLD CHAMPION STATIC LINE
PARACHUTIST) you are the man. Thank you for once again jumping in,as you
did for so many years. My old friend URRRAH. Things at the ROCK are really
active you,d think they (the USAF/AETC) are in a hurry to train more CCT
delivery people. Oh I know they also deliver to other branches, but I know
we're thier prime mission. Anyway the norm has been 30-40 block times per
day of 3to5 A/C. Usually 18 to 20 day and 12 to 16 night. Also students in
the 62&53 are doing NVG drops. I look forward to seeing everyone at the
Reunion. That sweet talking BM has once again enlisted Micki and Pam to "help
him" at the Country Store so we will be around Mac put this out on your brain
fart page 0515 show in the morn so see you all on the Zone Steve&Micki
Comments about the web site: Great site! Brings back many memories.
Living large in Virginia Beach. BO
Comments about the web site: After leaving CCT in 1981, I flew C-130's,
CASA 212s and 727s. I retired from the Air Force in 96. Got a job flying
for Southwest Airlines out of Baltimore, MD. Planning on moving to Florida
in the next few months, (Daytona Beach area) My son is going to school there
at Embry-Riddle. Daughter is graduating from Towson University this May,
so I'll be commuting from Florida to Baltimore after we move. Sharon will
be taking it easy in the beach house, so drop us a line via e-mail. See ya.
Comments about the web site: Hello Mac, Except for a ruptured disk
in my back, Incurable manic depression, impaired hearing, (especially if
the wife is calling), chronic arthritis, periodic memory dysfunction, macular
degeneration in both eyes, astigmatism, high blood pressure and high cholesterol,
and all the good looking nurses are married or ugly However, I can still
shoot a palm sized shot group at 100yds so I feel fine. Thanx for the class
website. Seeing all the old and new CCTers makes me feel younger...by about
two weeks. TSgt Gary R. Downing USAF RET.
Comments about the web site: Just catching up on my reading Mac. I
see Bitch Bricker signed in. See lots of names I recognize. Had a great time
in San Antonio. Hope I can make it next year. Keep up the good work. HooooYaaaaaH
Comments about the web site: Sorry. I keep forgetting to sign the
book. You have done a great job with this site and I enjoy it very much.
Keep up the good work. If anyone is coming to Alaska for a visit, give me
a call. Skip Arnold
Comments about the web site: I'm living in Mt. Pleasant SC, my home
town. Married to my high school sweetheart "Lynne" for 17 years, some may
remember her from a few drunken nights at the Pope NCO club. I have a 15
year old daughter "Brittany", who definitely didn't take after her dad. I"m
the GM of Haselden Co., Inc., a family owned business that designs and installs
process equipment for Coca-Cola & Pepsi. Just wanted to stop in a say
hello. I've been out of touch with all of my old CCT buddies with the exception
of Patrick Hall and would really like to talk with them. Too all of my PI
and Pope buds out there, drop me a line. P.S. Mac, you're looking good in
the reunion photos. I bet you hugged every female in the place.
Comments about the web site: GREAT SITE. I KNEW A FEW OF THE GUYS.
I WAS WITH HIGBEE AND SPEARS AT TRAVIS AND BOBBY G. IN PLEIKU. THANKS
FOR THE FAST RETURN. THE BEST TO YOU AND YOURS.
Comments about the web site: Hey Sgt Mac...Love your web page. I'll
be sending pics from CCT missions in Somolia and Desert Storm along with
training pics from around the world that I collected during my 14 years I
spent on the Pope CCT. Yep thats right, I was the Pope icon for years before
I finally cross trained into personnel. I'm now a combat personnelist. I
got out to try to save my marriage but it didn't work. I could go back into
the career field however I have enough T-Shirts and good memories and friends
to last the rest of my life. It's time to leave the glory to the young guys
entering the force. Chat later. Gatorman Stiles
Comments about the web site: 22 years wandering the globe, I retire
and two years later I'm stll wandering
Comments about the web site: Thanks for your determination and dedication
to maintaining this web site. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories
and viewing the photos. You're doing a great job and should be proud of what
you're doing for all combat controllers--past, present, and future. Take
Comments about the web site: Great Web Site! England LA, Lockborne,
Little Rock, CCK, Dyess. Got out after 10 yrs in Aug 74. Graduated U of A
in 78 and have been in the insurance/investment business since 78. I will
be attending the reunion next fall - really looking forward to seeing you
guys again. I get up to VA several times a year on business and usually see
Bob Chappell in Richmond when I am there. He is also planning on attending
next fall. See you there.
Comments about the web site: Well I guess a little history for ya
would be great... I joined the Air Force in August of 1990 and graduated
OL-H in 1991. From there it was the Pipeline and on to Pope. I was assigned
to Blue Team under Pat "Wicked" Moulton. I guess my team days where par with
everyone else, party really hard, loose money on the poker nights, etc, etc,
etc... I will save the "war stories" for a later day... After getting out
of the Air Force for a back injury I moved into computers and became an engineer
working my way through Microsoft and rapping up with Cisco. That got extremely
boring not to mention the constant whining and back stabbing you get in the
corporate world. Now, now I am back to what I like; no I couldn't get back
in the teams so I did the next best thing. I am a consultant providing our
government with a checks and balance on their facilities... I have a beautiful
wife and two awesome boys. Looks like I will be paying for a lot of proms.
Comments about the web site: This time the site was smooth as silk.
My best to all the CCTer's I have met. I appreciate the remembrance of my
brother Andre Guillet. See you at the reunion God willing. Doris
WebMaster Note; Peter D. Holt is a man of mystery and came to SgtMacsBar
through the back door. I found this entry hidden away in one of my
decoy websites used to thwart terrorist. It was written back on Jan
6th and is out of order, but not lost! Pete, you continue to amaze
me and welcome to SgtMacsBar. I'll get you to the photos and hope to
tap your graphic resources someday!
Comments about the web site: Well Mac I finally got past the outer
perimeter maze of Electronic Counter Measures. Must be that new IR body marking
system from STEL INC. I really do enjoy the info and news. I spoke with both
Tom and Glenda Allen plus Jack Moyer on Sunday. Looks like a 4 person team
for the 50th with Pete as Point and Tom as Tail-end Charlie. I'll keep trying
the original website www.SgtMacsBar.com for access, but in three years this
is the closest I've been. One Day I hope to see some of your pic's. I wish
you and yours a very Happy and prosperous New Year. I must say that in all
the years of CCT-ing I have inserted by every means normally possible with
the exception of jumping from a balloon, Hot Air or not. I will say "Galloping
down to rout the little hord of munchkins" does sound wonderful. As younger
CCT'er and PJ write their own Chapters in our continuing book of escapades,
mind boggling sequels, and sometimes even big whoopers we the older and not
always wiser CCT'er will live our lives through their exploits. New chapters
will continue as long as CCTer on PJ's are "Call On" to place Duty to Country
above all else, before family, before anything. Thank God for the Peace Keepers
and our future warriors. This is Agent Orange from a different time signing
off and Standing By at a new ORP USMC Recruit Depot Parris Island Safety
Office. Isn't that a HOOT!. I mean Safety from Agent OJ. Oh Well! May be
I've changed. Was that 42 inches a foot for a DEMO shot or 42 feet a minute
fuse time. Anybody got a set of crimpers?
Comments about the web site: neat site i was a pararigger in the navy
meet steve wegerwith his daughter this past summer he showed your site 2
me take care pat
Comments about the web site: 2nd Aerial Port CCT 1966-68
Comments about the web site: Mac, Pretty good job that you're doing
Comments about the web site: Been away too, too long.
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Just visiting and I signed the
damm guestbook. You do good work. Thanks
Comments about the web site: Cheers to everyone! Mac, Your persistence
has paid off I am signing the guestbook and sending my money to CCA converting
my annual membership to lifetime. The form will be mailed the first thing
this next week; keep up the great work at your web site. I go there often
to reminisce. I really like Jimmy Buffet, my generation. The big 50 this
year hope I can make. Presently, I am working for Max Goodman and living
in Lafayette, LA, a strange transition for a California. I am trying to up
date my e-mail address for Walter Smith – does anyone have his new e-mail?
Cheer my friends,
Comments about the web site: Love this web site. I want to thank you
for making a great place for me to reminisce the glory days. It's an outstanding
thing you have done and I for one am indebted to you. Tailpipe Out..... Snyder
Comments about the web site: Hello to all. Great site. Love the pics
and the memorial site. My thoughts, prayers, and envy to all my CCT and PJ
brothers fighting the good fight. HooYah Team! DG
Comments about the web site: I was one of the P304's who managed to
get out of the TACP experience after a tour in Viet Nam with the 101st ABN
and several years in the 3rd Direct Air Support Flight in Okinawa. From Okinawa,
I was assigned to CCT at Langley in DEC 68 and remained in CCT until I retired
with just over twenty years active on 1 AUG 79. I suppose there were other
folks working on the changes that have taken place in CCT since then re:
Table of Organization, Manpower, Support, to say nothing of Mission, but
I like to think that some words I dropped in one of the USAF Manpower guys
ear back in early summer of '79 might have had something to do with today's
organizational structure although the final product surpasses what were then
somewhat radical ideas...Most likely, though, some smarter than I folks at
HQ had the same notion and it was their ideas that carried the day. Hell!
What did a 304 know? I'm damn proud of what CCT has become and of all the
guys who were ever and who are still in it...Jim
Comments about the web site: Mac...it was good to see you and all
who attended the reunion. I'll see you in Sept. If anybody gets to Tampa
look me up at the Warrior Foundation 813-805-9400. Keep up the good work
Mac it's nice to be able to find old friends here. btw..Jack King..you have
as much chance passing for a 22 year old as I do getting a job advertising
hairstyles. (See Jack's comments , Dec 11 2002) Steve
Comments about the web site: Hi Sarge, Saw the great sign made by
Henry Marc, left you speechless did it?!. Henry is a very trustworthy individual,
and also a longtime friend. He has a nack for filling in the missing pieces
with just about everything. Type A, all the way. Scott"Big"
Comments about the web site: Well another year is upon us and the
reunion will rush in on us like a freight train , so , get ready to be at
the reunion. My wife , Cora , and I are already planning our trip to be there
a couple of days ahead of time to get in a little more socializing. Hope
you all can make it . See you there.
Comments about the web site: Just checking things out. Lots of good
CCT memories. Graduated in Class 86-1. Living in Ohio about 20 miles east
of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I'm a sergeant in a small police department.
Hope to pay my life CCA membership soon and to make it to the 50th Reunion
in September. By the way, does anyone recognize the name of a former Vietnam
era CCT'er named Donald Flitcraft?
Comments about the web site:
Comments about the web site: Retired, but not. Own a pool and spa
co. doing well enough to winter in fla. hope to hear from CCT's but if not
Comments about the web site: My Father is Jimmie Lee Tucker. I really
liked the pictures.We were at Sewart in 1956-58. Then Bitburg Germany and
then Myrtle Beach SC. My Father is in Lexington NC. He is not a computer
guy but if you will e-mail me your address and phone numbers for those of
you who would like to get in touch. I will forward them. Thanks Guys for
all you have done for us. Wilma
Comments about the web site: Aloha Mac, I got a Sgt. Macs Bar coin
in the mail today. Thanks !! Ya did a good job. I guess this means I need
to get in the truck and coin ya for a couple cold, yellow carbonated beverages
resembling beer at the BAR of all Bars !!!! Later Dude......(neighbors get
mad if I jump in?) Doug
Comments about the web site: Just got my coin, awesome! Mac. thanks
for all you do and for caring. You're the MAN! Keep up the good work.
Comments about the web site: Alive and well. I now do GIS mapping,
Homeland Security, etc. Surviving in Mile-high Prescott, AZ.
Comments about the web site: Mac, In one of your recent "Meandering's"
you ask for opinions on the SgtMacsBar Icon. Before the opinion, you should
know this: Its your web site and you can do what ever you like. Add to that
the great response to the site; It has become a place to stop by, hear a
little music, catch up on the latest news and find an unexpected old buddy.
It's very much like every team I was ever on where each one had "its" place
to do the very same thing; C-130 bar, first bar on the right, burnt plywood
above the parachute loft or in Stan's garage. Thank you for that and all
the time you put in to it. Most any format would work and this one is pretty
good. But if it's an opinion you want, here it is. I'd prefer not to have
a Red Beret on a drunk guy. Small things have a way of perpetuating themselves
and drinking to excess while in uniform and wearing a beret, while needing
a shave is not todays CCT. Maybe a blue beret is more appropriate. And, as
far as it being your web site, and doing what you want still stands; but,
that beret belongs to a lot of people. Then again, it could be a French guy.
All things considered, I'll be at the end of the bar. Your friend Johnny
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, as one of your former students,
I want to thank for all the fun you dished out to me and my classmates (Aug
-Oct 81). Great web site and I will be posting some shots from my 18 yrs
in the community soon. DA Smith
Comments about the web site: What more can I say but THANK YOU for
keeping us safe and carrying on!!! Wonderful job on the site and AWSOME!!
Comments about the web site: great work mac. i'm 18, dedicated to
becoming a cct. cant wait to leave for the hard work ahead. wish me luck
though, i'm gonna need it.
Comments about the web site: not cct but spent lot of time '67-'69
at england afb making jumps [sport]w/cct and weather team. i was mech in
Comments about the web site: Mac, I have signed in. How about answering
some of your e-mail messages you received. sam
Comments about the web site: Hey all!!
Comments about the web site: Mac,great job as always. Your crusade
50 for 50 is great I admire your courage. And your response from our membership
has been pretty good, some have done much, some me included not enough. So
I say to all lets do SOMETHING in March and dedicate it to Mac. Now to the
Wonderful debate or whatever on Your selction of a symbol of Your endevaor,
that brings me so much pleasure and a lot of fun. GUY's lite n up (thats
ol mil lite) sed down an hav af fu continplate yur navel if u can still fin
it u know wad I mean. i mean when you take is the hole cosmous wad doz it
mean.anyway. or wherefor. or whereas. Just watch ur 6 and enjoy. ASS ever
Comments about the web site: Sorry Mac, You did answer the e-mail
messages. my computer decided to do strange things with them.
Comments about the web site: Great site. I am currently in the NCANG,
and in the process of going Active Duty. I'm planning on crosstraining to
CCT ASAP. It looks like a great career and something I would enjoy. Sgt.
Mac, keep up the good work.
Comments about the web site: Last night, I turned some of my Doctors
and nurses on to this site. The pacifists won't talk to me now.
Comments about the web site: Det2, 1723 CCS, Clark '82 to '86; 1721
CCS '86 to '89. Ret '89. Now flying 747 freighters for Polar Air Cargo.
Comments about the web site: Hello I am the son of Roger Hoggatt and
I really like your web site and fun as well.
Comments about the web site: Mac Well finally I'm getting in gear.
It's been a long winter. Jose A. Acuirrchea will be joining soon. Another
Brother brought in from the cold. Jose is an old dear friend, we severed
in the HELL known as McGuire AFB from 69 to 73. It was one of the most
under whellming places I can imagine. However Jose was and is a true CCTer
and I look forward to seeing him in Sept, those of you who have'nt met him
are in for a treat. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org give him a welcome. See
All of you in SEPT. WR
Comments about the web site: P.S. Whooyah is for pussies REAL CCTers
SAY URRRRGAAAH which translates from Mongolian to KILLLL what does whooyah
translate to ?? anyway KTMF'rs WR
Comments about the web site: Max, The old guys in Texas wish luck
and God speed to the guys. Bring it back in one piece.
Comments about the web site: Live in 29 Palms CA. Deputy Sheriff with
San Bernardino County. Really enjoy this site - thanks for all the hard work.
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, Glad to see you haven't lost
your sense of humor. Keith
Comments about the web site: I'm doing fine I just wanted to say hello!
And may god be with you on any adventure you may take! holllaa!
Comments about the web site: ALLOW ME TO USE YOUR SITE TO GIVE MY
SUPPORT TO ALL THE FAMILIES AND RELATIVES OF ALL FELLOW COMBAT CONTROLLERS
NOW SERVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM. A SPEEDY AND SAFE
RETURN TO ALL OF THEM.
Comments about the web site: CCT SPANISH AIR FORCE ME HA AGRADADO
MUCHO TU PAGINA UN ABRAZO DESDE ESPAÑA SALUDOS BERNARDO
Comments about the web site: hey sgt mac my name is ron and i will
be joining the cct group soon cant wait, you guys are truly high speed
Comments about the web site: A VERY NICE JOB YOU HAVE BEGAN. GOOD
LUCK TO YOU AND YOURS. SAY HELLO TO BOBBY G. FOR ME. THANKS, PAT
Comments about the web site: Came across the site while the rest of
the world was watching the war on T.V. I was a Combat Controller from 1970-1974.
I see Johhny Pantages is still mellow
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, and All. I just got an email
from Dave Smith (Schmitty). He found me on the site. Sure was good to hear
from him. I also heard from Joel Juett. By the way I have the old recruiting
tape on CD now. I will be sending it out to you. I am looking forward to
seeing all of the guys and those I haven't meet yet at the Reunion. It's
just around the corner.
Comments about the web site: Hi Wish we could have one more beer at
Duffies Tavern down there at Eniwetok. Looking for old friends from the 24Th
Helicopter Sq. Miss the white sand and sunshine with all the wonderfull fishing.
We created our clouds every now and then with a little fallout. Or do a little
Island hopping in the Helicopters. Hope everyone out there has a wonderfull
day. Cool here in Mich.
Comments about the web site: I was with the U.S. Army 509th AIRBORNE
in Vicenza, Italy 1974-1976. I met some of the CCT Guys at Aviano. Great
Bunch!!! We had a BLAST!!! Any former 509ners out there? Great site!!!
Comments about the web site: Good job SgtMac here's a few more sayings
for the enlightenment of those numb nutted online fajwars of yours. "Fight,
fuck, root, chuck, nibble, gobble, chew, I'm aussie navy diver ... who the
fuck are you?" "Root shoot electrocute, (turns his head) oh fuck she's cute!"
"He's a sports car driving, bare nuckle fighting, heliox sucking, navy diver"
"Down in the jungle where the green grass grows is a mean mother fucker without
any clothes. He's a mean mother fucker from a cock sucking whore swinging
through the trees scratchin his balls, glans in his hands, yelling "hey mother
fucker I'm a diving man"
Comments about the web site: Was looking for old friends, and came
across your site. Love it.
Comments about the web site: keep on keepin on, hooya
Comments about the web site: I am trying to get in touch with "Duke"
Stephen Danforth. I'm pretty sure he is deployed right now but if anybody
knows his email address or would let him know that I'm trying to reach him
my email is email@example.com BTW your doing a heck of a job keeping all
us "ole" bastards informed and in touch with CCT goings on, Thanks Mac!
Comments about the web site: An old guy just getting into the web..found
the CCT site & Mac's Bar so I'm learning. Was CCT at Lockbourne 67-68,
Tachikawa 68-69, back to Lockbourne for 6 mos. then DOS'd. Came back in in
May 1970, went to Norton for year then to Hurlburt till I got out again in
'76. Good site, real good to see the names of the guys..brings back some
Comments about the web site: okoro love this site dot land
Comments about the web site: Loved your site. I am considering applying
for CCT or Pararescue. Haven't decided yet, but your site gave me a lot of
Comments about the web site: Great photos. I am getting some together
to send to you.
Comments about the web site: Thanks for the opportunity to come into
SgtMacsBar and see all the memorabilia you have. It was great looking around.
My significant other is SOF, deployed, and this helped me through a lonely
evening! See ya around!
Comments about the web site: Hi everybody, after I retired Jan 96
I went to work for CSX railroad as a locomotive engineer. I then was offered
a job working at the new IFAM program at Hurlburt Field and I quickly said
good-bye to the railroad. Our IFAM has now grown into Advanced Skills Trainig
(AST)and it will continue to grow. Stop by and say hi soon. Ron
Comments about the web site: Retired CCT/STS 31 Dec 02. Civilian working
OPS for Advanced Skills Training here in beautiful FWB, FL. Great site, great
pics. Hope to see all at the 50th Reunion in Sep. EN
Comments about the web site: U.S. Air Force 1966-1970
Comments about the web site: I was in Combat Control 1980-1988. SgtMac
was my instructor at Combat Control School, (back then he was at smiling
SSGT. with a tight asshole!!!). It has been a long time since I talked to
anyone from CCT. The last person I saw was John "Spike" Garner at a Wal-Mart
in Pinehurst, NC, years ago! When I left the military I started working for
the Wackenhut Corporation,(a worldwide security firm), over 10 years tenure.
I’m in management and can help fellow Combat Controllers with employment
after retirement or separation, (worldwide). Feel free to contact me anytime.
I'm based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Believe me the money is a whole
lot better out here but never will I experience the camaraderie of a Combat
Control Team! Feel free to contact me anytime at Marty Martinez Office:
800-275-8330 Cellular: 919-810-2435 Home: 919-785-9654 email:
Comments about the web site: This is great. Im retired Army and I
have a son in Iraq. My oldest son is a ranger and ready to move. We love
what we do for our FREE COUNTRY. I Love your presention. Outstanding.
Comments about the web site: Great site! It was a lot of fun looking
through the pictures, old and new. If I am ever down your way I will be stopping
in for a beer and some good old school stories. LA
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Just grazing through to say hello
and thank you again for all the work you do keeping us informed and awake.
Thanks my friend, Sam
Comments about the web site: Sgt Mac...udaman! Thanks for giving all
of us junkyard dogs a place to visit. To all CCT friends: The CCT force continues
to make all proud. One of many eye-watering examples...it was an honor to
meet three brand new controllers just returning from Iraq last week. These
young CCT just days out of AST found themselves in combat in Iraq...awesome!
They never missed a beat. Now with the young, the same as in the past with
all you old guys; it is humbling to be in the presence of great people. Quick
personal note: This year of living out of suitcases and boxes is about to
end. Project PCS to Lackland AFB in Jul. Colleen and the dogs expect the
CCT family to stop by for a visit when in San Antonio. Bob Holmes
Comments about the web site: Oct 15, 56 to Oct 14 60--Retired after
4-- Say Hi to Bill Winters & Eddie Robbins next time you see them!!!!
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, thanks for the great web site.
Been checking in for a while and decided to finally sign in. Served at McChord
CCT 61-66 (first team), NKP Thailand 66-67, Norton 67-68. I'm grateful for
having served in one of the finest units in all the armed forces. CCTer's
are the best. Currently getting ready to retire from the FAA at LA Center.
Will attend the 50th reunion. Hope to see many old friends there and maybe
make some new ones. Keep up the good work.
Comments about the web site: helloI'm doing fine and hope you all
are to.I'm trying to learn how to cut and paste hmtl so I dont have to type
web addresses in my browser all the time.and for some reason I can not find
tha correct help topic catagorie on my new computer.Yes I'm new geek.can
Comments about the web site: Ursula and I just got back from a "Road-Trip"
driving through several states and visiting old Team Mates and Friends. Our
first stop after leaving San Antonio was at John and Judy Karr's home in
Columbia Tennessee. We spent two days at John and Judy's place, both are
doing great and it was a joy to sit and shoot the shit with John about our
days at Charleston and Panama. From there Columbia Missouri was our next
stop for a couple of more days at the reknown SgtMacsBar at Mike and Jill
Mcreynolds home. Mac and I were together on the Panama Team. We spent a wonderful
two days there checking out the area, the local Brew Pub and of course Macs
Bar. On to Lincoln Nebraska from there to visit an old friend of mine that
was stationed in Europe with me back in the late fifties (Yeah, I'm dating
myself). Lincoln is a great city and of course we checked out the local Brew
Pubs there as well. I highly recommend the beers at "Lazlo's". Turning south
from Lincoln we motored on down thru Kansas and Oklahoma until reaching Sherman
Texas at Roger and Lena Flexer's home. Roger and I were on the Dover team
together in the early seventies. Spent the night there at the Flexer's with
a night out at a great restaurant "The Point" on Lake Texoma. The following
morning we left for San Antonio with a short stop-off at Red and June Ghormley's
house for Coffee and Donuts. Don Horton also joined us and we had a super
visit before pressing on home. It was a wonderful vacation, the hospitality
shown by all was indicative of the closeness and sincerity of the binding
friendships that are made in Combat Control and carried on even after retirement
and long distances between each other. No more space, see Y'all at
Comments about the web site: i will always be there for you mgbada.
Comments about the web site: Just Checking in Mac. Want to keep reminding
people to come to the Reunion this year. Keep up the good work!
Comments about the web site: Just checking in. I keep hoping to see
a few old friends, that I haven't seen in 20+ years, signz the book. I've
already made my hotel reservations for September, and sent in my registration
fees! It' going to be a great time!
Comments about the web site: I, WAS THE WIFE OF ROMIE JERRY OUTLAW
WHO DIED 1985 OF CANCER. HE WAS A COMBAT CONTROLLER AND RETIRED IN 1969
Comments about the web site: Mac The OFFICIAL CCT HISTORY was written
by MSgt Ronney Moss, Combat Control School as part of the Career Field/AFSC/CDS
process. I cannot take credit for any thing except sending out via email.
He did a hell of a job, don't you think? I am on the CCS Student schedule
for one hour on 6 June to brief CCT History before 1970. Gene
Comments about the web site: Mac, Do you remember me? You were an
instructor at the Pope school house when I went through as a student in April
81. Got commissioned in Jan 84. . .went into the AWACS career field flying
mostly, and a few ground assignments. Flew 80+ combat sorties during Desert
Storm. Retired as a Captain after 20 years service in Jun 94. Got hired on
with Boeing in Aug 96 as a civilian contractor here at Tinker AFB, OK teaching
the ground training portion for IQT Controllers. Been here ever since. Was
in Saudi providing some refresher training to Saudi controllers during the
recent compound bombing. Ours was one that was hit. I didn't receive any
injuries but 3 of our people did. Got a few good pictures and stories I'll
bring to the reunion! See ya! Rod
Comments about the web site: Mac - just found your site by accident.
Wondered what my old instructor was doing these days - glad to see that your
still drinking beer. I'm living in AZ now and doing something almost as much
fun as CCT - I teach 8th graders American History. Hooyah!
Comments about the web site: Mac, Just return after a long and needed
vacation and was greeted by your tasking order to sign your book and to also
sign-in to SgtMac's Bar. I will be returning your book tomorrow(signed) Take
care my friend. Officially signed-in, Coach
Comments about the web site: Hats off and all due respect to my dad
(Ernie Shervey,retired 1974, Hurlburt) and ALL past, present and future CCT
warriors. respectfully, Bill & Deb Shervey
Comments about the web site: Retired from the USAF in 1983. Then on
to the DLA as a quality assurance specialist and retiring in Oct 2002. Priscilla
and I are celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary today (25 June 2003).
Just for something to do I started taking flying lessons and will solo in
2 weeks or less. This time I plan to land with the plane. HO HO. I've registed
and have taken the "LSAT" to start law school this fall, But I'm not quite
sure I handle it. Right now I plan to stay retired. Looking thru your CCT
lists sure brings back memories. There should be a lot of war stories when
we get together and seeing old friends this Sept. See You in Sept Frank J.
Comments about the web site: Sorry to miss the 50th reunion but Waldoo
and I will donate a keg.
Comments about the web site: Greetings Mac, Once again, may I complement
you on your great website. Also, my best wishes to all. Fraternally, W.W.Willis
Comments about the web site: I competed in Volant Rodeo in 80 and
83 with the Australian team. Made some great mates and have managed to catch
up with Al Huddleston through the CCT web site. I was at the 30th Reunion
but don't remember too much about it. Must have been the Mad Dog 20/20. I
still have a bottle of wine from the 30 Reunion (never opened) it would make
good paint stripped now. Would like to catch up with other CCT that I competed
against Ric Quigley being the stand out drinker that I remember and more
than likely the reason for my poor memory of 83. Great to see the site will
catch up again. G'day from down under Regards Lou
Comments about the web site: NKP(Naked Fanny) USAF Security Police
April 1967 when the 56th Aero Commando first started up, a very intersting
year to April1968.
Comments about the web site: FELLOW BROTHERS IN THE SPECOPS COMMUNITY,
MY NAME IS SFC BRIAN STOVER. I AM IN RRD TM1 (75TH RGR RECON), AND WAS WITH
SD WHEN HE WAS KILLED ON 8 APR 03. THERE ISNT A DAY THAT I DONT THINK OF
HIM AND THE FUN WE HAD. HE IS A GOOD MAN, GREAT FRIEND, AND A FLAWLESS OPERATOR.
HE WILL BE SURELY MISSED. I HAVE PIX OF SD I JUST DONT KNOW HOW TO SEND THEM
TO YOU. PLEASE WRITE ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, THANX AGAIN...EOM SWEDE RANGERS
LEAD THE WAY!!!
Comments about the web site: love all the woman in s.a.
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, and everybody else who stops
by. I attended the Silver and Bronze Star pinning on ceremony today (3 Jul
03)here at Hurlburt and it was a very well done event. The Sec of the Air
Force Dr. Roche (Hope I'm spelling his name right) put the medals on the
guys for their action in Afganistan. I don't know if I've signed in before
Comments about the web site: Thanks for the support from the CCT buddies,
Thankyou for all the prayers and support CM
Comments about the web site: Mac,what a great site. Thanks for your
hard work. I'm just hanging out here at Scott working for Northrop Grumman
at AFCA. Will see you at the reunion. John
Comments about the web site: I would like to thank everyone for being
so supportive during this very difficult time in my life. All of you are
wonderful friends and family.
Comments about the web site: Good Day Mates! Well I'm still in New
Zealand rattling my dags (shaking my ass) trying to make a buck. I'm on this
treadmill that has a perpetual motor and trying to get off. Everytime I try
some bastard cranks up the speed. Well I'm nearing the end of my tour in
the next 4 years I hope to be returning to this great land of ours. Children
and girlfriend (Partner) permitting. Missing all my brothers a lot and hope
to see you all on my returns. Can't make the reunion this year, but hope
to visit next year. Will attempt to make it then. Don
Comments about the web site: Working in NC Durham area for now will
most likely move to VA before to long, hoping to land something in the SW
that may last. Sold house in WI and now live full time in 32' 5th wheel.
Packing is a lot easier now and so is moving, there just is not enough Military
camp grounds around. Can be reached via cell phone 919-801-4610, plan to
attend reunion see you there or let me know if your passing through on I-85
or I-40. JD
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, Probably don't remember me,
but here goes. I went through the "School" in 1981 and then to the Charleston
Team. Braxton, Lynch, McCarthy, Baxter, Martenez were there at the time.
I never had such a good time in my life. I live in Indiana and am the Supervisor
of 14 of the best Fu#$ing detectives in Law Enforcement. Yes, I am a police
officer. I am still married to my wonderful bride of 21 years, Mary Alice.
I have three daughters. Alyssa is 9 years old. Sara is 15 years old. Heather
would be 20 years old and was spoiled by the entire Charleston Team. She
was killed in a auto accident on June 2, 2001, the day before she was to
graduate from High School as Validictorian of her class. She used to talk
about watching dad and his friends jumping out of airplanes with his friends.
I miss her every second of every day. I would like to hear from old friends.
If anyone reads this please drop me a line. Charlie, that means you. Keep
your Powder Dry, Drink
Comments about the web site: Just a visitor, but this site is always
fun to come back to see the updates. Recognize a photo or two. Y'all should
be proud of being a special group among all.
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac: I signed the book. Is Ken comming
to the reunion? Also got some changes in addition to the email change. Buddy
and Connie Bowden P.O. Box 105 Hohenwald, TN 38462 931-796-1159 Will be talking
to John and Judy. Talked to Judy over the 4th of July Holiday. We are going
to be able to call John from the reunion. Larry Lower and I thought we could
get a gang of his friends around for a Hello from the reunion. Judy said
she thinks that will be great. I live only 33 miles from them. I will talk
to them in the next couple of days about the 19th and hope to see you then
on the way down. I will probably go down to Florida on the 22nd. Take Care
Comments about the web site: I see drinking is your past time
Comments about the web site: Norton AFB CA 76 - 81. With Mitch "Bones"
Bryan and John "JK" Koren and that crew. Great Team!! Retired SMSgt. Now
Sales Manager for Harley-Davidson in Riverside CA. "Airborne"!! HN
Comments about the web site: Hoping to be a CCT in about two years.
Your site was great had a blast while I had nothing to do at work
Comments about the web site: Greetings from sunny Ft. Walton Beach.
Working at AST and enjoying every minute of it. Just returned from a two
week trip to Ft. Bragg. Damn good training for the young troops, they worked
the large package, then a week of C-17 LZ training. Worked 'em long and hard,
but, I think they enjoyed themselves,well anyway they learned alot. Ran into
the legendary Dickie Heins and think I convinced him to attend in Sept. Hope
to see a bunch at the reunion, bring your bikes the WX will be great. Later,
Comments about the web site: love the page. Welcome home guys
Comments about the web site: Enjoy reading your weekly/daily diatribes
so much I keep forgetting to sign in. Can't make the reunion this year -
please pass my best to all. Rex
Comments about the web site: Mac, Awesome site and a great collection
of CCT memories and stories. I'm with the 123rd STS in KY, so MO is pretty
close...meaning a few brews at Sgt Mac's Bar. If you're ever in the Louisville
area, drop me a line and we'll show you the squadron. Blue Skies.
Comments about the web site: I really enjoy your sight.
Comments about the web site: Greetings Sgt Mac...enjoy visiting
SgtMacsBar. Was a Controller with 1st APO at Donaldson AFB, SC. See a few
names that brings back memories. You may not know this, but some of the CCT
Members fron the 2nd at Sewart AFB, TN provided AF Basic Training to a bunch
of us no-prior service AF Reservist in 1954-55. Were were we ever really
that green and that young? Have submitted papers for membership. Perhaps
we can meet at the reunion.
Comments about the web site: Great site. I will have to have Brenda
go through our pictures. You are severely lacking in pictures from the Hurlburt
team (78 - 82).
Comments about the web site: Mac - figured I'd sign in this time -
still having fun reading your website. Just retired and was discussing the
Mar 2005 Cruise with Wayne Norrad. Talked to my wife and we/re both interested
- but want to confirm it's 2005 (a long way off, but gives us time to plan.
If that is correct, then would like to tentatively sign my wife (Zandra)and
I up for it (also understand no obligation at the present time???) Keep up
the good work - don't know how you manage to stay on top of all you do, but
it's greatly appreciated Rex
Comments about the web site: Mac Man, Everything is almost packed
and ready for the reunion. Lisa and I went thru my pics. I have your training
video and will bring it with me. There's a lot of names that I don't see
on the Reunion list. I hope we are surprised and more show up. I miss all
of my brothers. The site is looking great. See everyone there - NO Excuses.
I have a keg of beer to drink and I have to have friends to drink it with.
Comments about the web site: Hi Mike & Jill (and all others who
read this). The reunion is just around the corner and my mouth is watering.
I can hardly wait to see my old brothers and meet my new ones. Lynne can
tell you how excited I've been. She's ready to get out of town too. Heck,
she's already typed her Out-of-Office email. She just has to hit the send
button. FYI -- We're toying with the idea of joining you on the 2005 cruise.
But hey, we'll talk more in person.
Comments about the web site: Pat Hall contacted me and it was sure
nice to hear from him. It's real nice to see the site you've set up Mac.
I've gone over the whole thing and it's great! I'm at Beale AFB in Northern
California running the USAF Bowling Alley here and having a good time, too.
It was great to see some of the pictures and names of people I was wondering
about. TC Williams, Ernie Gomez, Keith Haselden, etc. and many others. I've
been trying to get down to Ft Walton Beach but haven't been able to get gov't
employment there yet. Still working it. It would make it easy to go to the
reunion. I'm going to buy everyone a beer, though. Good and bad, I'll never
forget my time in CCT. It was the best thing I ever did. Keep in touch everyone.
Tim Arcadi (Arca-Die)
Comments about the web site: CCS 03/01 AST Class 09
Comments about the web site: Just got back from the 50th CCT Anniversary
& CCA Reunion and want to thank every one for attending. It was the "Biggest
CCT Gathering, Ever!" and I was soooo lucky to be a part of it. I want to
thank the Combat Control Association for making it happen and reuniting me
with all my buddies and giving me the opportunity to meet those within my
brotherhood. The greatest treasures you have are not those you've accumulated,
but the friends you've made and the laughter they provide. I laughed a lot
and look forward to seeing you all and more at the next reunion and don't
forget about the SgtMacsBar Carnival Cruise 2005! Until then, stop by the
house and we'll have a few cold ones at SgtMacsBar ......... .........
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I Love You Guys!
Comments about the web site: It was an honor to be amongst so many
heroes! Thank you for taking me into your fold! It was a fantastic reunion
- lots of happy faces, beer, hugs, beer, stories, beer, pictures and more
beer. I look forward to the next time I get to see everyone. Thank you,CCA
Officers for all the hard work you did coordinating the reunion! Please come
have a cold one with us @ SgtMacsBar! HumminJill
Comments about the web site: Mike and Jill, Please pass on my personal
thanks to everyone who played a part in making every event of the 50th CCA
Reunion a super success. This was a "Special Week" for Karen and I, one that
we'll never forget. As I think back over the last year, I remember all the
e-mails of your efforts trying to recruit 50 new CCA members then requesting
50 people to sponsor 50 kegs of beer for the 50th CCA reunion. I want to
say a personal "Thanks To You" for having the vision of how great this week
could be - if we all just showed up and enjoyed each other's company. I also
want to say a Special Thanks To Each Person who saw the same vision and took
the time and energy to make each scheduled activity a "First Class Event".
On a Personal Note: I know that I was not alone in bringing outside friends
or relatives to one or more of the events. As for me, I was proud to bring
my brother-in-law and two friends of the family to more than one event. I
can't tell you how proud I was to introduce them to all the people I had
the honor to serve with and still know for the last 30 years. Not to mention,
take pride on how each event was so professionally organized. I mean from
the time I signed until the time I left. Hats off to all involved with every
aspect! "First Class All The Way!" Thanks to all who made it happen! Chris
and Karen Caffall
Comments about the web site: The 50th reunion was my first and I am
so happy to have been there and seen old comrades in arms and the new group
of youngsters that are replacing us. I look forward to other reunions. Mac,
I am GLAD you goaded me into the life membership. The association is the
means to keep old friendships alive and make new ones. It is the means to
honor our fallen brethren and keep alive their memory.
Comments about the web site: Damn - it was the worst weekend of my
life! I sat around grumbling about how I should be in Ft. Walton book getting
drunk with all my brothers. I was there in spirit if not bodily. God bless
every one of you and I look forward to making the trip next year. I noticed
in Mac's ramblings about signing the book that he mentioned a get together
at Sgt. Mac's Bar - "I need to take care of the tickets by the middle of
the month, so if you’re interested, let me know soon. I have an extra
bed, a pull out couch, and a blow up bed." What he forgot to mention was
the 12 blow up dollies he has in the closet! Love you all and missed the
hell out of seeing you! Anyone heading to the Phoenix area - drop me an email
and I'll give you directions! PS - Pat Hall: mullets went out in the 80s!
Comments about the web site: The 50th was FANTASTIC, had so much fun
I can't even remember going skinny dipping with ?? and ?? Who starts all
of those rumors. Billy? We have to do a Mid States get together. Got a lot
of friends here that I did not know about. I will be fishing at my Coz's
soon, will let you know. Maybe the people that actually put fish in their
boat can come and join. I will have a camera and take Pictures. The Jim Keen
sponsored Mizzou verses Iowa State Football Game 29th November at 12:00 sounds
like a good start to a Mid States Chapter. The CRUZ in March 2005 sounds
cool. Do they have skinny dipping pools on board? We all need more info as
soon as you get it. Sign me up “Floyd and somebody” Hope my pace
maker is still working then. I’ll recharge it with Budweiser before
I get there. Love ya all, Floyd
Comments about the web site: Mac, The reunion was by far the best
that I've been too, and I've been to several good ones at the Heart of
Fayetteville. Thanks for getting everyone together. It was great to see some
of my old friends and an opportunity to make some new ones. Now it's time
to let my liver recover. P.S. I'm working on Pat Hall's mullet haircut but
this is a work in progress. LOL
Comments about the web site: REUNION 2003....Awesome. Most of the
Langley/McChord MC Gang, (Where the hell were Don East & John Smith???).
Incredible to see Jumpin' Joe Orr & Jim Donaldson again. Was able to
raise my blood sugar level through conspicuous alcohol consumption to new
record highs! Too many great memories to sort through in one sitting, though
like a fine cognac and cigar, they will be savored! For those that wanted
to attend but couldn't, know that you were with us in spirit. It is obvious
that the Brotherhood is alive and cooking and this can only serve as a
springboard for bigger and better attendance. After all, where would you
rather spend your precious vacation time...shopping for straw hats and pottery
and looking forward to Bobby Vinton's look alike show or hanging with the
best bunch of bastards you've ever had the privileged to be associated with?
I rest my case and will see all you slackers next year. Special note to Peaches,
(a.k.a. Peachy Keen)...what's up lieutenant? Extra special note to Dink
Dalton...rice burning cruisers are every bit as cool as Harley's...it's the
rider that matters! I hope to be joining the fold soon too if Mary will cut
the funds loose. E-mail me !!! Yo Don! Just an up date. Me & Rhinestone
still don't need hair club for men. I guess I've pissed enough folks off
for now... Alfa Mike Foxtrot!
Comments about the web site: I really enjoyed the 50th Anniversary
Reunion. It was a lot of hard work, but it was definitely worth it to see
so many of you come and have a good time. Your CCT comrade, Wayne Norrad
Comments about the web site: You forgot to mention the fine work your
wife Jill did in taking many many pictures of the reunion. Had a great time
at the reunion.......Emmet
Comments about the web site: Doing well..kids all grown and living
life the fun way. Working is some of the fun..but I work for myself as well.
Be good to see a few of ya..might just pop in some time..:-)
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Just an update on a fellow CCTer
from the 1960-70 era. DUKE BALLARD was hospitalized Friday Oct 3, 2003 after
a dizzy spell and subsequent blackout caused him to crash his cruiser into
a building downtown. He is a LT with the Alaska State Troopers. He has been
with the troopers for more than two decades and recently moved to Anchorage
from Bethel to be the troopers supervisor for Anchorage Judicial Services.
His responsibilities at his new post include overseeing 14 court service
officers, management of statewide prisoner transport, security for judges
and the Anchorage Court System and fugitive extradition, among many other
responsibilities I visited him in the Alaska Regional Hospital today and
he is doing well. The hospital staff will be conducting tests to determine
his problem and a plan on corrective action............Emmet
Comments about the web site: I'm back from the 50th reunion of Combat
Control. That was the best time I've had with my clothes on since I left
CCT in 1970. I got to meet the infamous Sgt. Mac and the lovely Hummingbird
Jill;) I got to see lots of my old teammates that I haven't seen in 35 years,
boy can they tell some whoppers! I didn't do most of the tall tales they
told. At least I don't remember. I was honored to meet warriors who served
in Desert Storm, Afghanistan, Iraq and who knows where. It was great to go
to the CCT advanced training school and meet the up and coming fire-eaters.
They sure have some neat toys. I was impressed. I want to express a special
thanks to those who organized and executed the reunion. You did a great job!!
Comments about the web site: Mac & Jill, Seems like we have been
in warp speed since returning from the 50th. I just wanted to thank you both
for being a major part in the success of the reunion. Without all the work
you did, I don't believe it would have happened! Floyd, yes the ship has
a pool! Wonder if Greg & Darma will be there too? LOL Thanks again! Charlie
Comments about the web site: Logging on to receive Sgt Mac's updates.
I too, attended the reunion. I am proud to be a part of a fine group men
with such a varied and prestigious background. Thank you for leading the
way. Oh, wait, "First There". Cheers Joe Stephanishen
Comments about the web site: Thank you for allowing me the privilege
of association with the most elite of the quiet professionals. The CCA 50th
Anniversary Reunion will remain a most significant and special event in my
life. USAF Oct 60-Apr 65; PCS HRT Jun 61 for Operation Jungle Jim; ATC assigned
to 1920-1 Comm Det which became the 2068 Comm Sqdn. Straphanger to the CCT;
I wanted to jump. Smokey Murray taught me how and jumpmastered my first five
SLs, w/five DRCPs. Larry Lower, Chuck Paradise (KIA 1967) and Bob Antle taught
me about FF and rigging work. Jim Gary sold me my first rig. Jim Howell inspired
my imagination with what can be accomplished as a FF parachutist. Charter
member of the Commando Sport Parachute Club; Mort Freedman signed me off
for my C License and appointed me Club Safety Officer. Retired from the sport
Aug 99 w/3,016 jumps. Tandem (1,189) and SL instructor, PRO Rated airshow
performer w/Liberty Parachute Team, coordinator parachute activities at Lakeland
EAA Sun'n Fun Fly-In, Florida 1988-97, 30+ hours FF, DDW872.
Founder/administrator Christian Skydivers Association. Not too bad, for a
leg! Thank you gentlemen.
Comments about the web site: Thanks for the great site Mac. It was
sure good to see you at the Reunion. The Reunion was made great because of
so many brothers such as yourself! Thanks Mac.
Comments about the web site: Good time at the reunion! Now, back to
Comments about the web site: The 50th was by far my greatest experience
since my discharge in 1988. I wish to thank the CCA for their hard work and
for having the vision to put this together. I also wish to thank Mac for
drawing us lurkers out of the woodwork. The reunion was everything you said
it would be Mac. I, like many others at the reunion learned Mac is a very
blessed man. It was an honor to meet Jill! I never imagined meeting so many
of my hero’s in one place; those that went before me, those that served
with me, and those that came after. I only hope those in uniform now, keep
in touch with us old folks. We may not know you that well, but we are brothers.
It was wonderful to thank so many who gave comfort and guidance to this young
lad at the start of his journey. Those old timers helped create a foundation
I never stray from to this day. I only wish that I could have bought a clue
from Vanna White in those days. I always was a slow learner, heck MSgt. Mike
Steinbeck had to re-enlist me at Keesler just to get me to jump school. Now
for those that don’t know me, don’t take those serious that are
after my hair. These are the same people that threatened to take my bell
bottoms away in 1980. To those in uniform that carry the torch: May God watch
over you and bless you. While the years and miles may separate us, you never
leave our thoughts and prayers.
Comments about the web site: Mac Had a great time with you and Jill
at the reunion and the ride to Panama City and The Wall! Keep up the good
works from your "Bar", you enthusiasm is infectious and needed in some circles.
You should have access again, so keep it coming. Bud
Comments about the web site: I am a lowly civi But I am a proud and
supportive one. Just wanna say a huge THANK YOU !! And I would like to ask
if you have any important links to add to a community I am currently helping
build for Vets. YOU ROCK ! ! ! !
Comments about the web site: I have been visiting for a while but
could not sign the guest book from work (Randolph AFB) so, I though I would
go ahead and try from home, yes, it took an hour (dial up) but finally made
it! Great site, I will continue to visit often and am anxious to see the
Comments about the web site: Life is great; cattle prices are up and
golf handicap is down. Southwest Missouri is still the best kept secret around;
land prices and taxes are low, beautiful landscapes, and lakes everywhere.
Had a great time at the reunion, played golf almost everyday thanks to Billy
Howell's (SAC) efforts setting it up. Seen sooooo many guys I hadn't seen
in years, I still can't believe it. Thanks to all the Hurlburt brothers who
put it together and to everyone who donated a keg. Best Wishes, LE Out
Comments about the web site: It was great to meet you folks at the
reunion. I am glad that I attended. If you are ever out in the Reno, NV area
let use know. Dave LM482
Comments about the web site: The reunion in Ft Walton beach was a
special in many ways. Thank you, to all the Brothers and Sisters that made
it possible. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated. Bill & Lynn
Comments about the web site: Mac, It was great to see you, Jill and
so many others at the reunion! Just wanted to say "Thank You For Coming"
to all who were able to attend. It took a lot of effort but to have that
number of past and present CCTers in the same place at the same time made
it all worthwhile. I still can't believe the turnout we had (625+)! Your
"keg" drive really helped and gave us the opportunity to do even more than
we had originally planned for the members. Good show! Can't wait til the
next one (course I'm not gonna "volunteer" for anything next time!)
Comments about the web site: Hey SgtMac, this is a kick ass site.
I can't thank you enough for all the pictures and information you have provided
me. I am currently in 10th grade and plan to do AFROTC, and hopefully get
a job in Combat Control. I was wondering if you could give me details on
the differences between officer and enlisted life in CCT. Thanks
Comments about the web site: Combat Control - September 1962 thru
June 1967 Det 1 5th Aerial Port,Evereux France,Sept 1962 - Dec 1963 India
Operation 1962 - 1963 Det 1 2nd Aerial Port, Dyess Texas, Jan 1964 - Jun
1967 TACP with 1st CAV in Vietnam, Jul 1965 - Dec 1965 WIA at Bong Son, Vietnam
Dec 19, 1965
Comments about the web site: REUNION 2003...what a treat! Best time
I've had in years. Seeing old friends I haven't seen in 25 years. Some, like
Pete Taylor, my first NCOIC (Lockbourne AFB, Ohio) 35 yrs. Don't know how
or why I stayed away so long. Nothing in my life compares to the friends
and memories I have from CCT. The camaraderie is very evident and unbelievable.
And how about these young guys we have in now? The ones I met and talked
to are knowledgeable, dedicated and mature beyond their years. And POLITE!
What's up with that, did someone threaten them to "be nice to the old guys"?
Anyway it's gratifying to see that CCT is in such good hands. And it sure
looks like the fortunes of CCT have risen in the last few years. They sure
have cool toys and it blew me away to learn that the Sec'y. of the AF was
to be the keynote speaker. Seems like we used to be lucky in getting the
base or wing commander. And I'd like to send a heart-felt "thank you" to
Al & Larry and all those who made the reunion such a success. I know
it took a LOT of work, it was very well done and their efforts made for one
helluva memorable time.
Comments about the web site: For those who knew Major Everett "Robbie"
Robbins. Maj Robbie LM 011 passed away at his home in FWB Sunday night 26
Oct 03. There will be a visitation (1200-1400) and memorial service (1400)
on Thursday, 30 Oct 03 at the McLaughin Mortuary, 17 SE Chestnut Ave, FWB.
Phone number is 850-244-5163. Robbie will be laid to rest in Huntsville,Tn
and there will a funeral service there at the Four Oaks Funeral Home, 2889
Baker Highway 63, Huntsville, Tn. That date and time is not firm due to the
movement schedule. That telephone number is 423-663-4400. It is suggested
that flowers be sent to the grave side location. Flower arrangements can
be made through Andy's Flower Shop in Huntsville and their phone number is
423-286-8333. CMsgt Rick Crutchfield,"Ret" will be delivering the eulogy
in FWB(excellent choice). For any changes or updates I would suggest contacting
Lew Brabham at FWB. Our condolences go out to Tsai Chin and Family. Maj Robbie
was a huge chunk of CCT history and will be truly missed. I knew him very
well and could honestly say he was the enlisted mans "Leader and Teammate".
God speed Robbie, my past experience with you will always bring smiles and
define true friendship. RT out...........................
Comments about the web site: Hello Mac, What a bunch of great guys
and gals were at this reunion. This is the first I have had to slow down
and think about it and have to say that this was the best ever, thanks to
the efforts of you and allot of others like Al and Rose Hooper and the rest
of the north Florida crowd that acted as hosts for this. Hang in there. Rob
and Anne Coulter
Comments about the web site: Mac Good to hear from you. Hope to get
by to see you sometime. Jim
Comments about the web site: Dave and I attended the HUGE 50th Reunion
and it was very memorable! It amazes me that so many still remember
my brother, Andy Guillet. It's a mixed blessing that we've lost him
but have made so many new friends because of him. Many thanks to all
we labored to make the reunion as great as it was.
Comments about the web site: Raising a couple of grandkids....still
Comments about the web site: Mac: Always a pleasant visit.
Comments about the web site: Mac,Thanks for all the work you do at
this site keeping all of us together. If ever I find all of the stuff I've
got in storage up and down the east coast I'll send you the pictures I have
from Lee Everson's funeral in Wisconsin. Thanks again Edd Holster
Comments about the web site: Greetings from Ireland. I enjoyed looking
around your site. Please visit our site www.minehane.net and let us know
you called. Best wishes to you and all your visitors from our family
Comments about the web site: Mac, It was great meeting you and Jill
at the 50th. Judy and I had a wonderful time and it was the greatest thing
in the world to renew old friendships. It was like old family gathering,
getting together with the old Sewart CCT members. Dave McCracken, Art Lawrence,
Tom Laney, Donnie Mirabile, Jim Hiser, Gene Harris, Frank Betty, Moose Morris,Max
Goodman,Jimmy Grisham, Keith Edwards, Bob Booth,Skip Arnold, Nick Genes,Charlie
Mason, John Vohs, Bob Blowers, Adam Heller, and others I can't remember right
now. Judy promised to find a girl friend for Donnie Mirabile, so I guess
he will have to come visit us in Washington state. Ben Sihsmann and his wife
Nancy stopped by and visited with us the week after the reunion. If anyone
is in the area, please stop by. We are about 15 miles west of Mt Rainier
and there is always cold beer in the fridge. Judy and I plan to visit with
Jim Hiser over the Christmas Holidays as we will be in the area. The 50th
was absolutely fantastic and my hat is off to all who made it happen. Thanks
to all who put in the long hours and a special thanks to you Mac for all
of your great work.
Comments about the web site: Stan and I are doing well. Living retirement
to it's fullest.
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac! I have finally finished compiling
all the changes to the CCA Roster from the Reunion. In addition to the ones
you gathered in your membership drive, we gained 30+ new members from the
best get-together the Association ever had and it's taken me a while to get
it all sorted out. CCA members can now get an updated roster at any time
just by sending me a request along with their membership number. You must
be a CCA member to get a roster. Once I confirm membership I will e-mail
a copy of the new roster to the requester. The roster is maintained in an
.xls file(EXCEL) but I can also send it as a .pdf (Adobe Reader) document
if you don't have EXCEL. Just let me know in your request.
Comments about the web site: Hello, My name is Walt Spangler. I am
currently enrolled in AFROTC at Valdosta State University. I am highly interested
in the Combat Control career field in the Air Force. I hope some day I will
have the opportunity. Do Combat Controllers attend the combat divers course
in Key West? I was just wondering if it was part of the pipeline? This is
a great site, one of the best as far as Special Forces is concerned. Just
wanted to drop a line.
Comments about the web site: I was wasting time while working looking
up links like this to find old pictures of my dad. Might have found one or
two, but my brain is fuzzy on details as I was only 5 when Dad was a CCT'er.
He was TSgt Nathan E "Gene" Hoover. Shortest man in just about any old picture.
I can tell you he was in CCT at McChord AFB somewhere between '69-'72, then
we went to Mainz/Weisbaden/RhineMein from '72-'76. Don't know what he did
there, just know that he was Air Force nearly always detached with the Army
and was so for the remainer of his time in. Only name I can give you of fellow
soldiers would be Hap Saunders, which I did find in one of the reunion shots.
Anyhow, if you have pictures of Dad or just wanna say hi, please feel free.
The saddest news of all, Dad passed away April 22, 2001 of a massive heart
attack. Love to hear from any of you that might have known him and have a
good tale to tell. - Vickie
Comments about the web site: Mac; "Thank You" from the bottom of my
heart for all you do for our "Brothers and their families". I have enjoyed
your satire, friendly pocks, jambs, and even a little humor to spike it for
just that Right Favor. Please continue in this same or is that "Insane" method
of shock therapy for the "Good of the Order". Seeing you, Jill and all my
past buddies at the "Fiftieth” was one of my most “Memorable”
times in my entire life. I hope you and yours, and all our “Comrades
in Arms” and their families enjoy this season for what it really is.
Compassion, Joy, Love, Peace,Thankfulness, and Full of Forgiveness! I pray
for all our "Brothers and their Families" that are wearing the uniform and
serving our Country. I am proud to call each and every one of them “My
Dear Brother” and am so very glad that they continue To Come - To Serve,
and will “Leave their Mark as We Did” Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year Everyone!. Take pleasure in a “Bright and Safer America in
2004 , Because of Them”. Sincerely; Peter and Barbara Holt LM-35
Comments about the web site: CCT from January 1965 until January 1969,
Viet Nam..Feb 1967 until Feb. 1968. Now living in Prairie Farm, WI
Comments about the web site: Recently in-touch with Godfather Johnny,
Buzz Sawyer, Dale Huddleston, John Riley, and Jim Stanford...... good to
be talking to CCT-mates again. I have been wandering through photographs
and slides and I have some worth sharing. Expect to see yourself in some
previously unpublished photos!! None of them are embarrassing to friends,
family, or pets. Mac - expect a CD or 2!!!
Comments about the web site: To all my CCT brethren, you are always
in my heart and I treasure my experiences with you all. You taught me many
important life lessons and I salute you one and all. Your brother, Gordy
Swayze (John 6:47)
Comments about the web site: Great Website - If anyone remembers me
from McGuire 438 APS ('66 -'67) or Kadena 3DASF ('67 - '68), drop me an email.
I'd like to hear from you.
Comments about the web site: Served with the 63rd CCT at Hunter and
Norton AFB's 1965-1967. I was fortunate to have served with Don Strobaugh,
Kent Helber, John Paivanas, Jack Gilmer, Ron Lavall, Delta Prosser, Bill
Swope, Howard King, Bob Antle, Allen Sundlie, Bill Vetscher, Wilton Whitehead,
Gary Downing,Kenneth Maxwell, Allen Hennings, and Gus Philippo. I enjoy your
site. Keep up the good work. LtCol Winston P. Kegley, USAFR Ret