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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 “jack” 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.
Michael Kline from Knoxville wrote on May 29, 2018
So happy to find this website. 2134th Communications Squadron 86 to 88. The best two years of my life. The photo's bring back so many great memories. They had just finished the first barrack remodeling when I left for Homestead AFB.

Thank You to all who contributed to create this website!
Heinz Weissmann from Pattaya wrote on May 21, 2018
I worked as a Technical German civilian from 1956 till 1961 at the Base Communication Center.
Great Time for me.
David Kingman MSGT USAF (Retired) from Shalimar FL wrote on May 8, 2018
Sembach AB was my duty station 1959 - 1961. I worked on Mace mobile support equipment mounted on MM-1 Terracruzer trucks. Enjoyed flying model planes with the Sembach Interceptors club. Lived in the barracks before moving off base to Otterberg and Baalborn. Many happy memories.
Fred Mingle from Decatur wrote on May 5, 2018
Fred Mingle stationed at sembach air base, Germany from 1953 until 1956 as a air policeman. I loved the time I was there.
Jeff Fower from Tacoma wrote on January 31, 2018
I was at Wiesbaden AB in '75 when the word came down that the Air Force and Army were switching bases and my outfit the 601st TACC Squadron was heading south. It was like going from nice city life to the middle of a wheat field. Wasn't all bad but a little too remote considering I didn't have a car. Fond memories of Operation Reforger sleeping in tents and a shower once in awhile. Celebrated the Fourth of July Bicentenial there..lots of beer and football. Left some good buddies behind when I left in early '77. Nice website...
Burton Lasater from Diamondhead Mississippi wrote on January 10, 2018
Just a up date I just turned 88 today 10 Jan 2018. Sembach was a baner time for me wish I could do it all over again.
David Greene from Portland, Oregon wrote on September 29, 2017
I was lucky enough to be stationed at Sembach from 85 to 87. Turns out it was the most content period of my 20's. I should have enjoyed it more! I was the supply clerk embedded in the maintenance squadron for the CH-53 helicopters. Supply did not know I was on base and Maintenance thought they did and left me alone. I had a 4 man room to myself in the Maintenance barracks for most the two years. As Supply did not know I was there I was assigned no base details and was left pretty much under cover. As I was leaving there was a lot of surprised faces asking "who are you" and "How long have you been here?". Of course I had to catch up on all the missed vaccinations!
Mike Bush from Winder GA wrote on April 18, 2017
My dad Evern "Gene" Bush was a member of the 38th TMW and I believe was at Sembach around 1957-1959 and probably before that time also. Also looking for a soldier who went by "Gino" sorry, I don't have a last name, who was there around that same time.
bob braun from san jose, ca wrote on April 18, 2017
Radar tech on MSQ radar at Orlando and the cape. ran plotting board (oa-132) for matador USAF acceptance test. Lt Droke ran first mission, also he did the first remote detonation of a missile about 20 miles south and east of Canaveral. Had msq-1 number 1 at the cape; also received the first msq-1a from reeves corp. ncoic of msq-1a guidance system at garian, Libya. fluent in german. Helped select and setup several missile guidance sites in Germany, including alzey, steinfeld, and landsberg. One of 4 to train on link aviation matador simulator. detached to reeves corp and link aviation to install missile simulators and train guidance officers. developed secondary radar remote system later used on all radars. drove incredibly ugly 1956 olds super 88, chartreuse and dark grey.
ERIC SCHUBERT from GULFPORT wrote on March 14, 2017
CAME TO SEMBACH FROM 11TMW IN ORLANDO ON 1ST MOVE IN 56....WAS IN COMM & GUIDANCE SQD TILL RETURN TO US IN 58...BEST DUTY WAS LANDSBERG HAD A BALL AT LAUNCH SITE IN LYBIA. DARN GOOD DUTY STATION BUT WENT TO END MILITARY CAREER IN NAVY......
colin hinds from lexington nebraska wrote on March 11, 2017
Was a member of the 2134th comm sq. from dec 1st 1975 to dec 1st 1977. Good tour and loved every minute of being there. would like to see the bach again someday
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
SembachMissileers.org does not organize any reunions. Many Sembach Mace / Matador veterans are members of TAC Missileers (www.TacMissileers.org). TAC Missileers has a reunion every other year. Many Sembach folk attend. In October 2017, TAC Missileers is having a reunion in Las Vegas. See this link for more info... http://www.tacmissileers.org/2017-reunion-las-vegas/
Johnny Marney from Salina, Okla wrote on March 10, 2017
I started in the Matador in Orlando in 1956, then crosstrained so to speak to the Mace and was an Instructor till 1962 when I went to Germany as a Combat Crew Member.. Worked at Hahn's Site 4 and the Training site..as a Crew Chief, with Capt Lewis and then Lt Broglie.. Was a fun tour of duty..Then SAC happened in 1966.. Retired in 1978..
Bill Didier from Portland, Oregon wrote on March 7, 2017
Bob Bolton:
Just got onto this website through Russ Reston's email today and noticed I am shown as Missileer of the day. Which day I don't know. I remarried about 8 1/2 years ago (married on Halloween Day 2008. I live with my wife Judy in a 55+ community weat of Portland, Oregon. Spending a lot of time enjoying retirement, golfing and adventuring. We're in the middle of a two-week stay in Carlsbad, CA where my son and family llive. Spent today touring San Diego; had a great time with the temperature 70F. It's been snowing in Portland the last couple of days. Talk with my old launch officer buddies on occasion, Buck Cashiola, Nixon Adams and Jack Chyle. Hope everyone is in
great health and living the good lifel
Bill
Admin Reply by: Russ Reston
Bill, apparently it was your "lucky" day. The website automatically "picks" a missiler of the day from a list of people known to have served at Sembach. Regards, Russ. ????
James E. (Jim) Crockett from Huntingdon, TN wrote on January 18, 2017
I was stationed at Sembach AFB from about July 1963 until September 1966.

I was a part of 38th MMS, and was a flight control specialist.

My wife & I enjoyed much of the Germany visit, but we were both ready to reenter the good ol' USA.

After that, I cross-trained into heavy radar, and went to the new facility inside Cheyenne mountain near Colorado Springs. I also worked at Ent AFB, located inside Colorado Springs. It was only one or two city blocks in physical size.

I did enjoy that assignment. After 45 years, I (and my wife) are still in love with Colorado, and the entire Rocky Mountain area.