Subject: OCS Class 58B
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 23:48:23 EST
I am a complete novice on the computer hope I am sending this correctly.
I agree with most of the responses I have seen regarding an OCS Association. Have one if
they like but let's keep 58B a separate entity. I am sorry that I missed the reunion but
had granddaughter and husband getting their degrees following week in Colorado. I did get
a copy of the video and thought it was an outstanding piece of work. Except I thought the
guys and gals in my class were much younger.
I will try to recall some of my memories. I think I was the oldest (DOB 3-30-31) and had
the most service (2-03-48). Could have been the ugliest (not sure of that might have some
competition). Anyway Raynsford straight out of basic was my first roommate. When first
class came in they never questioned me, always Raynsford and then raised hell with me for
me not educating him. Also, in the 4th we had a Mr. Co-op that was voted on and on breaks
if he wore the torn robe could do about anything if didn't fall for first class trying to
trick him. Anyway I had it for 3 weeks and first class said only one week per person, they
never caught me. I think Ed Garcia was next one.
After graduation I was assigned to the 463rd Troop Carrier Wing as a new Survival
Equipment Officer. My office for a couple months was my car, while trying to locate a
building for consolidation of equipment. Tested arctic gear in Thule for the Antarctica
flights. Then I was off to a classified assignment to Germany, 1945 AACS Rhine Main AFB.
Great duty as Supply Officer in communications. I had crypto top secret clearance and
operations officer did not. So I was visitor for crypto. Now on to Scott AFB as Command
Equipment Management Officer, for Air Force Communication Service. I was on duty when the
Vietnam conflict began. So therefore I became the contact for all communications in
activating bases. Spent about 10 days month in Sec. of Defense Office. Made a couple of
trips to Hawaii and Oklahoma. Spent less than 5 days month at home for about 7-8 months.
Next assignment Madrid Spain with the Spanish Communications Region. Had sites all over
Mediterranean including Greece, Turkey, Libya, Italy and the various islands. Visited
various ones about once a month. Could not have asked for better assignments. Now off to
Korea with the UN Command and was project officer for Koreans in Vietnam. Final assignment
was with Defense Supply Agency in Philadelphia. Worked on Navy installation lived on Army
Post only AF Officer there. Any way retired in Oct 72 with 25 years service credit. Worked
as Staff Manager for insurance company for five years. Moved to Florida had painting
business for while. I delivered brochures for the attractions for nine years and now am
just loafing. Hope I did this right if not let me know.