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James J Harris from Warner Robins wrote on September 17, 2020
First off, the way that I knew Chief Cazel was through the Aero Club at Clark AB Philippines. I was going through some old documents and found my Pilot Flight Record from 1972. I was stationed with 13th Air Force straight out of 7th Air Force Headquarters in Tan Son Nhut AB Siagon RVN. Chief Cazel was my instructor the day I soloed in a Cesena 150. He was a lot cooler than I was that day. I had no idea I was going to solo that day. He took me up and we did a couple of landings. After the second landing he asked for my ticket and told me to do five takeoff's and landings and got out of the plane. On final on the first landing the stall horn came on. I landed safely and Chief Cazel came over and told me "You might want to give it a little more throttle on the next ones." I successfully did four more and he signed me off. Good times. I have never forgotten his name after all these years (26 Nov 1972 solo date)
James J Harris, MSgt USAF Retired
Robert Maltz, M.D. wrote on August 19, 2020
I was a captain and doctor in the Air Force stationed at Sembach AFB from Aug.1963 until June, 1965. My assignment was Chief of the Hospital Clinic. I saw military patients in the morning and dependent patients in the afternoon. I also took care of the pregnant wives until their third trimester when their care and delivery was done at Landstuhl (sp?)Army hospital. I also played on the base softball team. It was a great experience and gave me a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude for all of the servicemen and women who serve honorably and bravely to protect our freedoms. I would like to hear from anyone who worked at the hospital, or may have seen me as a patient. My email is maltz@cinci.rr.com.
Duane Gilbert wrote on November 18, 2019
My father SSgt. Manley V. Gilbert was stationed here. He was part of a missile crew. Not sure of the exact dates. I was born while he was there in 1963 and I believe we came back to the States in 1966. I have his missile badge with a star above the missile and his 38th Tactical Missile Wing patch. We lived a village called Sipersfeild.
Hugo Briseno from Navarre, Fla wrote on October 5, 2019
It was around 1970, when the 433 Civil Engineering Unit at Kelly AFB, Texas was given orders to active duty to go to SemBach AFB.

We were given orders to build a maintenance shed for snow plows and other winter equipment in two weeks. first was the concrete floors, steel frame walls and roofs.

We were not the only Reserve unit to assist, there were other units which did the inside electrical units.

Now at 75 yrs of age I am reminiscing of the 23 yrs in the USAF Reserves and active duty during the seizure of the Pueblo.

Proud to have served. In civilian life I retired as a Federal Criminal Investigator after 20 yrs . After retirement they called me back to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to Instruct in Immigration Law and Spanish Language. CAPTCHA
david stiehl from galveston tx wrote on September 15, 2019
looking to contact beetle bailey and james witt
Joel Grossman from Naples wrote on August 27, 2019
Hi. One of the men in the photo for the 38th Missile Maintenance squadron 1962 gave me this photo (as seen on this site) was one of our clients. Is it possible to be emailed a decent quality file of this photo so I can have it enlarged and printed? It would just be for our wall? If not, asking permission to just scan the one I have and do it send it to a printer that way. Thanks very much and love the site.
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
I have no idea which photo you are referring to? Can you send me a copy of the photo or tell where it appears on the website?

Regards,
Russ Reston


https://www.sembachmissileers.org/photos/people-2/#bwg14/663

Sorry, I don't have a high-res version of the photo. I will email you a copy of what I have. You can use the photo with photo credit to Harold (Art) Jones.

Russ
Jim Dutcher (Dutch) from Pleasanton wrote on June 28, 2019
I was stationed at Sembach, 38th MMS, March 1963 - November 1966, and it shaped my AF career. I had both Guidance and Flight Controls AFSCs, worked initially on the Flight Line, then A Flight and B Flight as the Expediter. Finally assigned to Shane Comb's crew for Site Maintenance (C Flight), then other crews working all three sites. Most of my site maintenance time was at Grรผnstadt. Pulled the missiles down when they were deactivated and was reassigned to Lowry as a B Bird instructor before being commissioned and sent to flight training.

Sembach was a fantastic assignment with some of the finest Officers, NCOs and Airmen. Truly, it was my privilege to have served with them.
Bruce Neumann from Waynesboro PA wrote on May 3, 2019
My dad was assigned to Sembach in March 1961, our family arrived in May of 61, no housing was available so we lived on the economy in Rockenhausen, until housing opened at Vogelweh in Sept. We lived there for a year then moved to Sembach housing, Building 24 A-3. Neighbor s were Tillotson in A5, Lt. Col P G Smith in A6, and Gilbreath in A4. I went to 4th grade in the basement of the blue green build just before the officer' housing loop, Mrs. Senn was my teacher, 5th Grade was a yellow building (88,89?) down by the old commissary, Mr. Hull , a Canadian, was my teacher. What I remember about his classes, is that after lunch he would talk us outside and read a chapter of a semi classic to us.
Michael Tompkins from Waterloo wrote on May 2, 2019
I spent 18 wonderful months at Sembach from December 1965 to June 1966 with the 38 Air Police Squadron.
Lee Kyser from Lompoc wrote on April 13, 2019
Update the obituary to include Trevis Moss of Santa Maria Ca. He was at Sembach in the early 60s
Albert C Wendling Jr from Framingham Ma wrote on January 18, 2019
Al Wendling Jan 18 2019:
I arrived at Sembach Feb 1957 returned to the Z.I.
Mar 1960. Grd radio operator 66 TRW and 7127th Conm
Sq. One cold base in the winter. Wind blew all over the
base. One great football field.
Robert Maltz, M.D. from Cincinnati, Ohio wrote on December 24, 2018
I was stationed at Sembach from July, 1963 until July, 1965 as a physician at the hospital. I was chief of the hospital clinic. I lived in an apartment in Winweiler with my wife and child. We had a great 2 years and have fond memories of my fellow physicians, Bill Tedesco and Jack Oโ€™Halloran, as well as the medics and nurses with whom I worked. I also played shortstop on the base softball team. Our hospital commander was Major Stagg (he made light colonel in 1964). If anyone out there knew me please email me. Officially I was Captain Maltz but practically I was, and still am,
Dr. Maltz. I am proud to have taken care of all the terrific airmen and officers who were serving our country so honorably.
Chris Roth from Adamsville,Alabama wrote on December 8, 2018
I lived at Sembach from 1961 to 1966. My father was stationed there. I had the best time of of my life at Sembach. Does anybody remember Paul Roth.
THANKS, CHRIS
Henry Wright from Sand Springs wrote on November 10, 2018
Sorry for typo. I arrived Sembach 20 Jun 1956.
Henry Wright from Sand Springs wrote on November 4, 2018
Came across this site accidently today and memories flood my mind. Was with original 11TMS from Orlando Fla arriving 20 Jun 1955, departed June 1960. Maj Paul Ireland was Sq Commander. I worked in Personnel. Enjoyed 4 years at Sembach, married a local Fraulein and we recently celebrated 60th wedding anniversary. Retired Sep 75 at Little Rock AFB. MSgt, USAF, Retired
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
Paul Ireland was still at Sembach when I arrived there in Jan. 1964. At that time he was a Lt. Col. and the commander of the 887th TMS at Grunstadt (aka Site III). https://www.sembachmissileers.org/units-2/887th-tms/?hilite=%27ireland%27

Regards,
Russ
Larry Lechner from Temple City,CA wrote on October 6, 2018
I was at Sembach 1961-1964 clerking at B flight/823TMS. Those days were some of the best of my life, a European Grand Tour at Govt expense! I can still see all those youthful faces in the names I read on the Roll call and Honor rolls. Much has happened to us all in these past 50+ years but I see, from other entries in the Guest Book, that many of us share the same happy memories of our time there.( I look at my old room window in the panorama view of the base!)
Robert Love from Charleston, WV wrote on September 23, 2018
Served at Sembach AFB with the 38th Air Police from 1957-1959 and loved every minute of it!!!
wish i could do it all ever again...served with some of the best guys Ive ever known...worked security and part of that time in K-9...
John โ€œjackโ€ Moore from Chesterfield Twp MI. wrote on September 18, 2018
Was at APO130 1962 to 1965 Sembach assigned to B Site near Enkenbach as a 314xx on Launch Crew with Capt Thoeni, S/Sgt Rowe NCOIC and Airman Baker the Nuke weapons tech on our launch crew. Great time with great guys, and the Bishop Brau was the greatest. Wish it could be done all over again.
Jerrey Krzmarzick from Canby wrote on September 16, 2018
I was stationed there from Sept 1963 to Dec. 1965. Was a flight Engineer on the H-19 helicopters. Loved the whole experience. My wife and I still talk about the base.
Edward T Nangle Jr from Lititz wrote on August 31, 2018
I noticed an old post from William Bill Hegyessy concerning his Father Lt. Col. Harold Hegyessy at Sembach 1959-1962.
He was my Squadron Commander from 1959-1960 at 822nd TMS.
Edward T Nangle Jr from Lititz Pa wrote on August 26, 2018
I was shocked to see Special Order A24, where I was assigned to the Tac TM-76 Mace Missile Standardization Board. I did not know of this Sembach Missileers Reunion or the membership in this group. I was stationed in Sembach AFB 1958-1960. Flight A 822nd Tactical Missile Squadron. I was transferred from Orlando AFB to Sembach after live launches of the TM-76 Mace in Alamagordo AFB New Mexico.
JAMES(JK) ISAACS from ARREY,NEW MEXICO wrote on July 3, 2018
WAS AT LOWERY,55,ORLANDO,55-56,SEMBACH,56-57,HOLLOMAN58-60,WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE,60-90 RETIRED CIVIL SERVICE 1990
Ernest R Hansford from Mt. Juliet TN wrote on June 16, 2018
I was in the 38th MMS from 1964 to 1966.
I was responsible for guidance systems.
That was where I grew up.
Bob Pinkerton from Ogdensburg New York wrote on June 12, 2018
served in Sembach (38TMW) 1961-63 data services support
Tim Horner from Springville, NY wrote on June 9, 2018
Stationed at Sembach from Jan 63 to Jan 66 with the 38th Air Police k-9. Some of the best memories in my life.