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Donald R Hess wrote on February 21, 2008
Great site and thanks for the memories!
Seems like my 1st message did not get through. Being another
Rich Jarosz wrote on February 21, 2008
Just wanted to say that your site is terrific. Sure brought back lots of memories of wonderful times at Sembach AB. I was assigned to the 38th Tac Hospital working in medical supply in the barracks across the street from the base veterinarians office. Arrived Sembach 12/22/59 and rotated 12/23/62. You and I probably bumped shoulders at the NCO Club, snack bar, chow hall of BX at one time or another. Who was the Medic in your 60
Paul O\'Rell wrote on February 20, 2008
The picture with the shelters over the top of the missiles looks to be Site #1 to me. I was assigned to site one way after decommissioning of the missiles. I was there in 1975-76. The layout from what you get in the image looks the same. Needless to say there was even more buildings that would have been in the picture when I was there as they added maintenance buildings to the site where the missiles could be worked on.

The Site had been abandoned for about probably 9 years when we took it over to base the 601TACC there , the mobile command and control squadron for the 601TCW which was the USAFE command and control wing at that time. It was not the ideal spot but there was no room on base after they moved the 601TCW back to the Bach after having moved it for 4 months to Wiesbaden, typical military maneuver..lol.
Paul O
Joseph J Grimm Jr. wrote on February 20, 2008
I was stationed at Sembach from June 1960 through Feb 1963. I was assigned to Hq 38th Tac Missile Wing. I returned to the states under Project Short Spurt to allow for other airmen to come to Germany for a shorter tour but without dependents. I don\'t know how that turned out. I don\'t have a \'pocket rocket\' and can\'t be considered a Missileer. However, I initially worked in the Wing Civil Engineering office and typed page after page of specifications and justifications in order to have a permanent cover installed over the missiles to protect them from the elements. Next I worked for the Wing Inspector and typed the findings of the infamous Operational Readiness Inspections of the missile sites. I know you loved them! I am most proud of the fact that I was the centerfielder for the Sembach Tiger Base Fast Pitch Softball team in 1961 and 1962. We traveled throughout Germany and other countries, representing not only Sembach but USAFE. The 1960 team was the USAFE champion. It was an opportunity and experience that I will never forget. Finally on your web site I noticed the Special Orders from 1962. I was the Orders Clerk in the 38 TMW Hq and typed those orders! Seeing those brought back great memories from a time long ago! Congratulations on the site and give my best regards to all the former members of the 38th Tactical Missile Wing.
Hank Barlow wrote on January 27, 2008
Hi Russ, Just heard about your site and it looks good. I was a mech 1 at the 887th at Grunstadt from 1964 - 1966 and then was a maintenance team chief at the 341st msl wing at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls. Sure had a great time there and met a lot of lasting friends. Good Luck with the site. Hank Barlow, crew 3-11 at Hacksaw 3
Bob Bolton wrote on January 27, 2008
Hi Russ,
Good luck with the new Sembach Missileers web site, I hope it takes off for you. It has a good looking format. Nice to see a web site dedicated soley to the Missilemen from Sembach. I was a launch Mech #1, stationed and living at Gr
Lance Moorman wrote on January 27, 2008
Hi Russ:

Bob Bolton was nice enough to forward your site to me. Nice format. Best wishes for sucess. I was a Mech II at the 887th TMS at Grunstadt from 1962 to 1964. I was just recently able to reconnect to many of the great guys I was with in Germany. It has been enjoyable finding them again. It is through people, such as you, who are willing to put forth the effort to give us the means to continue our fellowship.

Thank you.
Lance Moorman
Russ Reston wrote on January 27, 2008
Hi! My name is Walt \'Russ\' Reston. I am a former member of the 823rd TMS. I was stationed at Sembach from Feb. 1964 until missile phase out in Sept. 66. I was the Tech. #1 on Crew 2-15.

Sembach brings back a lot of good memories, so I thought I\'d share some of them with y\'all via this website. I\'d love to hear from people that were stationed at Sembach in the mid-1960s and solicit any slides/photos/anecdotes/etc. that you are willing to share. All slides/photos will be digitized and the originals returned promptly.

Best Regards,
Russ Reston