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Don Levesque at grave marker in Arlington National Cemetery for Sept 2 1958 Downed Aircraft

Marty Mc Lauchlan

Marty McLauchlan was an A/1c attached to the 6901st SPECOMGRU back around 1962.along with S/Sgt Jim Williams now a retired M/Sgt. Marty was a 685, what you guys would have called machines. We were the processing end of the information before it was sent on its way. There are several of us who have stuck together over the years, having met up again in 2005 and 2007, in Texas at Kelly. Planning to meet up again. We are slowly meeting our maker. Marty was one of the best. Please include him in your prayers. Just wondering if any of you out there knew Marty, Ron Lokay, A.2c, USAFSS, Zwibrucken, Germany

"Georgia">Hi Friends, I am sending this message with a heavy heart.  I just received an email from a man I don't know, named John C. Harris.  He said that my best friend, Martin David McLauchlan, "Marty", passed away Monday evening.  I talked to Marty's sister-in-law and she said that he drove to the hospital Monday night and as he walked through the ED doors he had a massive heart attack and died on the spot.  They could not revive him.

The police had to break in his house to get information to notify his family (brothers) in San Diego.  They brothers are flying to Chicago on Saturday to make arrangements.  I am planning on going there also.  I will keep you updated.  Jim

Richard Bonneau

Oh, Kathy. I am so sorry to hear this, Richard was one of the nicest, smartest men I ever knew. November 9 was my birthday, which makes it even sadder. I wish you and the family all my very best. I will make sure that all the guys know, and will have him listed on the 6901 web site. God Bless.

On Dec 8, 2009, at 9:00 AM, Kathy Peters wrote:

Jon, my father passed away Nov 9 very peacefully.  He had a hard time after the surgery and he is with Mom and both sons now.  He wrote a note asking me to contact you to ask if you could let the USAFSS know of his death.  Please do, for him.  Thank You Jon, Kathy


A/2c Daniel Francis Nordby Naegeli

My father, Daniel Francis Nordby Naegeli (please note corrections from A/2c Daniel Francis Norby. Naegeli as listed on website - there's a "d" missing in Nordby) unfortunately passed away at the age of 70, in July of 2008.  I am SURE he would have absolutely LOVED this website as his fondest memories were of his time in Germany.  I am sad he missed seeing the old photos and swapped stories, but honestly, he's probably in a beer hall in Zweibrucken right now, if that's allowed in his current station.

My father loved speaking German and Russian and I wish I knew more about his time there, maybe from those who served with him.  I do know a few things.  I know there was at least one time when a fellow member was placed, bunk and all, outside on a cold and maybe snowy evening.  I have heard endless stories about the wonders of M-80s in commodes.
Anyway, I'm at marknaegeli@gmail.com and I'd love to hear stories and see photos.  I'll be checking back in now and again, and I thank you for this site.  Dad would have loved it, but now I will instead.



Mark Naegeli

Anyway, I'm at marknaegeli@gmail.com and I'd love to hear stories and see photos.  I'll be checking back in now and again, and I thank you for this site.  Dad would have loved it, but now I will instead.





 

 

Jim Hinton
Zweibrucken 1963-1964

Jim Hinton died of lung cancer on July 30 2008 in Monterey, California.
He was a Professor of English at the California State University, 
Monterey for many  years, from which he retired not too long ago.
He was a 202 stationed first at Clark AFB in the Philippines and then 
the 6901st in 1963-64, where he worked in the SACLO shop.

Walter D. O'Connor 

Zweibrucken 1959-1962
Oroville, Washington
1931-1999

THOMAS F. BLAIR.  

Died TRAGICALLY IN ALASKA SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HE ALSO
WAS A CRYPTO OPERATOR ON CHARLIE TRICK 1959 -62.

Edward E. Leger

Here is one of my good friends Edward E. Leger. He  passed away yesterday, he was in the 6901st from 1958 1961,  I went to High school with him, and although he was in a different section at the 01st, I believe he was running the IBM section.  He lived in San Marcos Calif.   Could you place his picture and name on our Memorial section.  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 Also  M/Sgt. William C. Black  1961 -1964  He supposed to have been the Mess Sergeant there.  

     



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William Anderson   

          Died of Cancer in November 2002. A good friend and true. 

Despite the fact that he was known as "Anderson, Example R." as in "we're going to make an example of you airman". He went on to become a Prison Warden in the Vermont Penal System and just before he died they named a new prison building after him. .  Pappy Jewens, Sunny Zwei, Coma 41 and SAWD-AD, 59-63

           

              COL  William Clare Coltman  

                             

 

                    Former  Captain OIC, OPN-AW 6901st Special Communications Group

                                                  While on Mission Aug 23, 1978 over NORTH Vietnam VIETNAM
                                                                    F111  Pilot  Body was  recovered 2002
                                                               Vietnam Memorial wall   Panel 01W - - Line 76

                                                                                                                               

                                                   

          Rick Hand

            6901st May 1964 - May 1967

        Passed Away April 2000

             

                       

 

     

SSGT. Phillip C. Noland 

        


     11/21/1951 - 6/1965-68
     
     TSGT/20270
        6901st  5/62 - 1/64. 

SO G-15/6901stSCG/1963 (Good Conduct Medal w/2 Bronze Loops).    Other numerous awards and  citations. Diagnosed by USAFSS as Paranoid/Schizophrenic while giving service in excellence during two years at 6901stSCG - May 1962 through Jan. 1964. Retired as S/SGT while holding a temporary T/SGT. He was Capt. Dodi Aspell's Unit Supv. at Karamursel 1960-1961. Remained member of the AF until 1968.  12 years of serving intelligence Community, USAFSS.  Hit by a NY City Taxi 1986.  Buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne, Cape Cod, MA

Fred M. Stassen

Fred M. Stassen


Fred M. Stassen

Fred M. Stassen age 64 of Menomonie, died Friday, November 19, 2004, at his home in the Township of Menomonie after a long illness.

Fred was born December 26, 1939 in Hinsdale, Ill. He was the son of Fred and Martha (Trout) Robinson. Fred graduated from LaGrange High School in Illinois and attended college at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Calif.

Fred married Alayne Goode on October 10, 1964. After marriage, they lived in Los Angeles and Chicago, prior to moving to Menomonie in 1973. Fred was an accomplished photographer and award-winning filmmaker, winning the Chicago Film Festival Award in 1980.

Fred loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He was a passionate environmentalist.

Fred is survived by his wife, Alayne; a son, Eric (Sara) Stassen of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter, Michelle (John) Reed of Chippewa Falls; and his mother, Martha Sampson of Elmwood.

Fred was fluent in German, Spanish, and Russian, and was an avid photographer. He met his wife Alayne, an RCAF nurse stationed across town, while at the 01st. Following their marriage, he graduated in Photography from the Los Angeles Art Center.

Those who had the good fortune to know Fred recall him never having set foot on base except to 1) shower and shave, 2) work and 3) wolf down the haute cuisine served up by the chow hall sadists. He always kept an apartment, and usually donned dark glasses, a trench coat, and multiple 35mm SLR cameras and lenses hung over his shoulder. The spook outfit and hardware were, he explained, the best ways to meet girls. Local Germans sized him up as a CIA agent, and Fred gave them no reason to think otherwise. In fact, he relished the accusation.

 



    JOE LOSCKO

   HEART
  ATTACK IN LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 4 OR 5 YEARS

  CHARLIE TRICK

SSGT Robert W. Chambers 

Died of  cancer about ten years ago

 

A1c Vic Mazzareli

Analyst/reporter, SAWD-2 Killed in a car accident in 1966.

 

Msgt. Russ Ransom

NCOIC, OPN-AW (formerly SAWD-2) Heart attack, San Antonio, TX

 

Msgt Thurman Miller

 1st Sgt, 6901st SCG.  Died in VA Hospital in Big Springs, TX 3 or so years ago. 

 

Lt. Joe Hamel

SACLO (SAC Liaison Officer), SAWD-2. 

 

 

Hinton, James Wyllie

 

James Wyllie Hinton
August 8, 1940 ~ July 30, 2008

Carmel James Wyllie Hinton, age 67, surrounded by his family, died peacefully at home after a long battle with lung cancer.


Jim, a California native, grew up in Beverly Hills, CA. He shared the camaraderie of a group of young men at the local YMCA, who, while in junior high school, became close knit and formed lasting friendships. Initially, they called themselves the Banshees, but as the group expanded in high school, they would become known as the Saracens. These men still meet once a year. Following high school, Jim joined the Air Force and served for five years as a radio intercept analyst. He was stationed both in the Philippine Islands and Germany. After his release from service, Jim attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he intended to study to become a printer. It was there, in a piano class, that he met his soul mate and future wife Bette. They were married in Ballard, CA on June 25, 1966. Jim then changed majors and, following his true love of literature, transferred to Cal State Northridge to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He continued his education at UCLA, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in English. Jim would then become an English professor for the next 34 years.


Jim took his first teaching position at Triton College, located in River Grove, Illinois. He taught there from 1969-1972. In 1972, Jim moved his family to the Monterey Peninsula, having accepted a teaching position in the Humanities Division at Monterey Peninsula College. While teaching at MPC, Jim served numerous years on the Academic Senate and served as President of the Senate from 1977-1978. During his tenure he also chaired the Humanities Division from 1982-1985, and for one more year in 1988. Jim had an amazing range of interests, the result of a fully generous, inquisitive, creative nature and mind. He was not only years ahead of everyone else with regard to computers-a genuine "pioneer" who developed MPC's first Computer Assisted Writing Lab-but someone who recognized the importance of Science Fiction as literature and also developed a course in the Bible as Literature. As a professor he was not just admired and respected but loved by staff, colleagues and students. He retired from teaching in 2004.


Jim loved to travel with family and friends and over the past ten years had the opportunity to visit England, Scotland, France, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Mexico, Alaska, and the Southwest. A favorite place he visited often was Hawaii. Always the avid scholar, he thoroughly researched the history, culture, and literature of the place of his next adventure. Reading, playing the piano, listening to music, daily Suduko, grandkids, family and friends were the highlights of his life. He had an extraordinary, wide, warm, wonderful smile: one that could brighten up any room the moment he entered it, would enliven any setting and make everyone present feel as upbeat as he always seemed to be (no matter what!). Jim's smile reflected a warm, continually kind, compassionate nature, and, as it would prove, an indomitable spirit. A big man, Jim had a heart as large as he was. He was truly a "gentle giant" capable of generous, big bear hugs. Those alert, bright ALWAYS friendly eyes and hearty laughter will be missed by all the lives he touched.


Jim is survived by Bette Hinton, his wife of 42 years; daughter, Jennifer Hinton; son, Gregory Hinton; granddaughters, Gabriele Mia Hinton and Gwyneth Rosebud Hinton; aunt, Rose Wollinger, sister-in-law, Phyllis Putnam; nephew, David Rose and niece, Tamara Hinton. Jim was preceded in death by both parents, John and Victoria Hinton and his brother, Richard Hinton. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shiffman, all the staff at Monterey Bay Oncology, the nurses and caregivers of Hospice of Central Coast, and his private caregiver. Those who wish to honor his memory are invited to make a contribution to the Hospice of Central Coast or the place of their choice. The family has held its own private service.

 

Published in the Monterey Herald on 8/9/2008

 

Lynn R. Lemmons

 

 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Lynn R. Lemmons, 69, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001.

Rosary was at 4:30 p.m. and vigil was at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. today in St. Pius Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald Klein officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites will follow the church service.

Mr. Lemmons was co-owner of Super 8 Motel. He was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jan; four daughters, Wendy Walters of Pleasant Hill , Mo. , Sarah Pitts of San Antonio , Texas , Bonnie Titsworth of Fort Riley , Kan. , and Tammy Holt of Kansas City , Mo. ; two sons, Larry Lemmons and Mardy Lemmons, both of Amarillo , Texas ; and 12 grandchildren.

6901st 1958-1960

 

 

Walter D. O'Connor 

Zweibrucken 1959-1962

Oroville, Washington
1931-1999
Died in Gilmer, Texas

 

THOMAS F. BLAIR.  

Died TRAGICALLY IN ALASKA SEVERAL YEARS AGO. HE ALSO
WAS A CRYPTO OPERATOR ON CHARLIE TRICK 1959 -62.

Edward E. Leger

Here is one of my good friends Edward E. Leger. He  passed away yesterday, he was in the 6901st from 1958 1961,  I went to High school with him, and although he was in a different section at the 01st, I believe he was running the IBM section.  He lived in San Marcos Calif.   Could you place his picture and name on our Memorial section.  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 Also  M/Sgt. William C. Black  1961 -1964  He supposed to have been the Mess Sergeant there.  

     



http://wid.ap.org/video/video/taps.rm

 

                      

William Anderson   

          Died of Cancer in November 2002. A good friend and true. 

Despite the fact that he was known as "Anderson, Example R." as in "we're going to make an example of you airman". He went on to become a Prison Warden in the Vermont Penal System and just before he died they named a new prison building after him. .  Pappy Jewens, Sunny Zwei, Coma 41 and SAWD-AD, 59-63

           

              COL  William Clare Coltman  

                             

 

                    Former  Captain OIC, OPN-AW 6901st Special Communications Group

                                                  While on Mission Aug 23, 1978 over NORTH Vietnam VIETNAM
                                                                    F111  Pilot  Body was  recovered 2002
                                                               Vietnam Memorial wall   Panel 01W - - Line 76

                                                                                                                               

                                                   

          Rick Hand

            6901st May 1964 - May 1967

        Passed Away April 2000

             

                       

 

     

SSGT. Phillip C. Noland 

        


     11/21/1951 - 6/1965-68
     
     TSGT/20270
        6901st  5/62 - 1/64. 

SO G-15/6901stSCG/1963 (Good Conduct Medal w/2 Bronze Loops).    Other numerous awards and  citations. Diagnosed by USAFSS as Paranoid/Schizophrenic while giving service in excellence during two years at 6901stSCG - May 1962 through Jan. 1964. Retired as S/SGT while holding a temporary T/SGT. He was Capt. Dodi Aspell's Unit Supv. at Karamursel 1960-1961. Remained member of the AF until 1968.  12 years of serving intelligence Community, USAFSS.  Hit by a NY City Taxi 1986.  Buried in the National Cemetery, Bourne, Cape Cod, MA

Fred M. Stassen

Fred M. Stassen


Fred M. Stassen

Fred M. Stassen age 64 of Menomonie, died Friday, November 19, 2004, at his home in the Township of Menomonie after a long illness.

Fred was born December 26, 1939 in Hinsdale, Ill. He was the son of Fred and Martha (Trout) Robinson. Fred graduated from LaGrange High School in Illinois and attended college at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Calif.

Fred married Alayne Goode on October 10, 1964. After marriage, they lived in Los Angeles and Chicago, prior to moving to Menomonie in 1973. Fred was an accomplished photographer and award-winning filmmaker, winning the Chicago Film Festival Award in 1980.

Fred loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He was a passionate environmentalist.

Fred is survived by his wife, Alayne; a son, Eric (Sara) Stassen of Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter, Michelle (John) Reed of Chippewa Falls; and his mother, Martha Sampson of Elmwood.

Fred was fluent in German, Spanish, and Russian, and was an avid photographer. He met his wife Alayne, an RCAF nurse stationed across town, while at the 01st. Following their marriage, he graduated in Photography from the Los Angeles Art Center.

Those who had the good fortune to know Fred recall him never having set foot on base except to 1) shower and shave, 2) work and 3) wolf down the haute cuisine served up by the chow hall sadists. He always kept an apartment, and usually donned dark glasses, a trench coat, and multiple 35mm SLR cameras and lenses hung over his shoulder. The spook outfit and hardware were, he explained, the best ways to meet girls. Local Germans sized him up as a CIA agent, and Fred gave them no reason to think otherwise. In fact, he relished the accusation.

 



    JOE LOSCKO

   HEART
  ATTACK IN LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 4 OR 5 YEARS

  CHARLIE TRICK

SSGT Robert W. Chambers 

Died of  cancer about ten years ago

 

A1c Vic Mazzareli

Analyst/reporter, SAWD-2 Killed in a car accident in 1966.

 

Msgt. Russ Ransom

NCOIC, OPN-AW (formerly SAWD-2) Heart attack, San Antonio, TX

 

Msgt Thurman Miller

 1st Sgt, 6901st SCG.  Died in VA Hospital in Big Springs, TX 3 or so years ago. 

 

Hi, I am the son of S/Msgt Robert E. Galli....he was with the 01st from 58-63. Then went to 6989th RSM Misawa AFB ....he retired from the AF in 74 died of a heart attack in Newport, RI in Apr 80. his brotherWalter O. Galli was a torpedoman 2/C on the USS Wahoo....recently discovered off the coast of Japan. Thank you and I hope you will add my father to your list of fallen spooks.......Bob Galli, Buffalo NY  : bbnds756@yahoo.com

 

Lt. Joe Hamel

SACLO (SAC Liaison Officer), SAWD-2.