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South Pole - Amundsen / Scott
Glenn Ahlberg (Mugu, McMurdo, CH CH - 1978-1981 VXE-6) - Ojai, California
Arland A. (Ralph) Adams (1969/1970/1971) - Elverson, Pa. USA Excuse ME!
Wayne Anderson (1973 - 1976) - Chadron, Nebraska What an adventure!!!! Think about that time of my life often, wouldn't trade it for the world. Was an AS, worked the Strip and Hill; was also Para-Rescue. Was on 320 when it crashed at Dome C and was part of the salvage team for 329; really miss the crew from down there.
Terry Baker (VXE-6 / Helo Crew - 73-74 74-75) - Hooks Texas Would like to hear from any of the " Max Pax Max Trash Max cargo" crew.
AMHC Willie C Barr (Flight Crew - 1971-1974) - Woodbridge VA. 22291 I retired from the Navy in 1978.
BMC(SW) Donald Bartsch (1977-1978) - Louisville KY
Jack Bazydlo (1975-1978) - Clifton Park, New York I miss the beer in ChiChi, and the opportunities to learn talking to the scientists about their research, going to the Kiwi hut, and of course the Dirty Duck. I'll be happy to hear from anyone from any time period.
Bruce Becker (DF-74-75, 75-76) - Idaho Strip Rat DF 74-75, GSE Line. Dome Charlie crew DF 75-76 to recover 320, I have a large piece of the shattered prop and the pictures to prove it! Miss Andy and Chief Birch and the rest of you all about this time each year. (Nov 30th)
Charles W. Bishop "Chuck"
(1960-1964 & 1970-1974) - Navarre, FL
Worked on the cargo crew 60-64 at Williams field
Gary Bogue "Bogee" (VXE-6 Rhode Island - New Zealand, 1969-71) - Cornstalk, Ia C-130 mechanic ,me ,bogee.....butchee boy (Frank Pignatari) E-5........E6 boss Joe Lamarou..Rhode Island, New Zealand....I never went to the ice oops. Partied way too much. We all had cars in New Zealand ... Wonderful time of our lives!
Jim Chock (1971-1976) - Hortonville was an "AK" and the first to make the trek from NAS Quonset Pt. to Oxnard Ca.
Doug "Cookie" Crouse (74-79) - Wildomar Ca. I was a cook and worked all of the spots. The Hill, Willy Field, South Pole and Byrd Surface Camp. What a adventure.
Earl "BEEF" Dickey (1969-1970 1970-1971) - Sarah, Ms USA I was a Helo crewman. My Rate AMS-2s
Wayne Donaghey (1972-1976) - Derry NH Trying to find Thomas Kealoha not sure of correct spelling
Mike "Bubba Drewski" Drew (1978-82) - Redondo Beach, Ca.
David R Duncan AMSC (1976-1979) - Paonia, Colorado Retired in 1979 with VXE-6 as my last assigned squadron:
Bill Griffitts, NCC (1979
- 1982) - Fallon, Nevada
Art Hall (1974-1977 Three deployments) - Portland, Or I was in VXE-6 for seven years. Made three deployments to the ice, was once a member of the para rescue team. I was on one of the C-130's that went down, landing gear caved in on take off. Don't recall the tail number any more. CDR Desko was flying at the time. I also served three years on detachment Pt Mugu as it was first created. From there I went to Va-22 and did a west pac on the USS Kitty Hawk. Got out as an AK1
John Hemstreet (1978,79,80) - New York
Jerry (Waylow) Hernandez (76-80) - Covina, Ca. Remember Christchurch NZ, white heron, and of course the Ice. Was AMH3 C130's Remember close friends Danny Garcia (loadmaster) Bill Howard AD4, Hey guys rec'd email from one of our CMDR's that any connection with the flight of that DC10 that crashed into Mt Erebus that we can be up for unit station from New Zealand if you email me I can give you that info. I would love to go back for a month or so. We ate good didn't we??
Larry Hunter (1969-1973) - Griswold, CT Serving in Antarctica was one of the best tours of duty during my navy career.
Robert Kirk (Pigmy) Hyndman (VX-6 1963-1967 VXE-6 1971-1975) - Kingsville, Texas Aircrew 148318 1965 and 148319 1965-67. Departed in bad shape as AMH2 and moved up from there.
Neil Killion (Rotten Ralph) (VXE-6 C-130 Load master, 1976-1977) - Corvallis Most fun I ever had with my clothes on.
Rod Jenkins (Years:
1977/78) - Nipomo, Calif.
Don Leger (1971-1973) - Natick, Massachusetts USA Served with VXE-6 at Willy Field as chief operator of KC4USX amateur radio station, summer support 71-73 It was an honor and thrill to have walked in the shadows of the giants of Antarctic exploration.
Kevin McClure (1975-79 - Pt. Mugu) - Phoenix, Az. I was an AE/flight crew and made 4 deployments (1 det to Greenland) I was on the repair teams for 320 (1975) and 319 (1976) "parked" at dome "C" big fun.
Rick McWhirter (1978-1982) - Abilene Texas I served 78-82 ,made 4 trips to the ice and worked in ground support at willies field and the hill. 152 to all of you.
Brian Morgan (77/78/79) - Coon Rapids, MN. USA Mugu, The Rock, The Beaches Hiway 1, ChCh club Dirty Duck, Wiazdr, Lion, Brown, Avon River, diff club every nite 10pm, McMurdo. Great guys in supply Jerry Jackson, Dan Osif, Roy Tucker, Charlie Vaughn, runs to Willie Field overheating supply truck.
Larry Neureither (1979-1981) - Simsbury, CT Served as the dental officer for 2 deployments. Was there for the DC 10 crash my first year. Lots of good people and memories.
Ray (Nodwell) Norwood ADCS Ret. (1971-1973 - McMurdo/Williams Field) - Henderson, North Carolina VXE-6 assigned to Williams Field Power Plants. Member of Antarctic Para-rescue Team. I would love to do it all again.
Robert J. O'Keefe I-Beam (1970-1973) - San Antonio, Texas
Robert Paine (1975/ 1976) - Highland, California
Michael Patterson - Pat (VXE-6 loadmaster- cargo yd. - 1970-71) - Guntersville Alabama. Can't believe its been over forty years, how young we were.
William Preston (1978 - 1981) - McKinney, TX I was an Aviation Electricians Mate back in 1978. Did three tours through New Zealand and the Ice, and loved every minute of it. What I wouldn't give to have those days back.
Mike Rogers (1974-1976) - Belleville, Arkansas Came to VXE-6 from Midway Island in 74... married a native in late 75.. Lots of fun in ChCh as well Willy field.. Streaked the hanger Christmas Eve 1974 and gave a moon salute to the AF C130 unit that supported us in 75..Remember the Penguin Priest and have photo's
Joe Rogowski (DF 74,75, 76) - Valparaiso IN
William (Bill) Thompson (1973 - 1976) - Excelsior Springs Mo Ran KC4USX a lot of phone patch back to the states.
Roger Turner (ASA - W/O 1971) - Dummerston, VT I was the cook at the Amundsen Glacier field camp - must have been Dec 70 / Jan 71. Had a great time there with the VXE6 crew and the boys from Ohio State U. When I got back to McMurdo, I wanted to go to the Pole and was told I couldn't. So I went to our VXE OIC from Amundsen and asked if he could get me on a plane. He asked me if I could get him a case of steaks. We helped each other out. Was anybody at Amundsen that season?
Robert R Vinas (1977-1981 & 1984-1988) - Drummonds TN US Navy Retired
Paul "Paulie" Walters (1970 - 1973) - Lake Elsinore, Ca Served in VXE-6 from 6/70 through 3/72. Served two seasons on the Pole. First season served in the Cargo Yard loading C-130's. Second year was a plane captain/crew chief on the UH-1N. I was a jet mechanic ADJ-3.
Jim (Tex) Walthall (74 to 78) - Fort Worth, Tx Helo's rule!!
Frankie Williams (1975-1980) - Visalia, CA
Randy Wilson (77-81) - Hines Oregon Had a lot of fun
Al Yoas (1971-1974) - Dallas, Texas I was an Aircraft Electrician & crew member of Hercs including the last flight of 917 at Pole Station.
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