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Dad holding Me in Okinawa

Dad and Me in Okinawa

That’s my Dad holding me in Okinawa where I was born. This was my Dad’s first duty station after completing Radio Intercept School in Keesler AFB, Mississippi. Dad was assigned to the 6927th RSM at Onna Point.


72 comments for “Dad holding Me in Okinawa”

  1. QSA 5 Dennis Chick. All ChiCom ditty boppers should remember these. QRU SK TU EE. I loved my time at Onna Point. Even the time T/Sgt Tomaso called me in for trying to climb the fence to get on base before the gates were opened. Uh oh.

    Posted by Ernie Cecil | December 15, 2015, 2:37 pm
  2. Was stationed at onna point 1969-70.

    Posted by Richard Quevy | February 11, 2016, 5:32 pm

    Posted by FRED VILLA | March 5, 2016, 3:28 pm
  4. I was part of the 6927th SS, Onna Point, Okinawa, from February 1964 to August 1965, as a Radio Intercept Operator. Went to Karamusel, Turkey from there.

    Posted by James Bonds | July 22, 2016, 2:13 pm
  5. What trick were you on? I was on Able trick until July of ’64 when I went to HQ USAFSS at Kelly AFB, San Antonio.

    Posted by Ernie Cecil | September 26, 2016, 3:00 pm
  6. I was at Kessler from July 1963 – Dec 1963 then Okinawa Onna Point until Nov 1965 then Crete until discharge June 1967. I was in Charlie Company both stations. Great memories.

    Posted by Tom Reed | February 12, 2017, 5:55 pm
  7. Tony Reed – did you run into Doyle Treat on Charlie trick at Onna Point?

    Posted by Ernie Cecil | May 9, 2017, 9:06 am
  8. I was part of 6927th SS Onna Point, Okinawa 1964 to 1966. Does anyone know what happened to Ronald Helm, Ron Woodley? Sure would like communicate about the old days

    Posted by Edward Amber II | May 24, 2017, 1:28 pm
  9. I was part of 6927th RSM Onna Point, Okinawa 1963 to 1964 Charlie trick then TDY to Japan, PI and Viet Nam in 67 pulled the plug in 68

    Posted by Garry Howard | June 2, 2017, 10:40 pm
  10. Edward Amber – I remember you and Ronald Helm and Ron Woodley. I don’t know where either of them went after Onna Point. I went back to Kelly AFB, and then to Vietnam. how about you?

    Posted by Frank Borsellino | June 3, 2017, 1:57 am
  11. Hi Frank

    I came back and was stationed at Kelly AFB but I was on a annex where we continued to copy Morse Code from tapes. I can picture who you are but there were so many of us in 6927th Squardon. Do you remember the Quanson Huts we lived in? The monsoon season was the worse. I got out after my hitch. I knew there was orders for Nam but I had a wife and baby so I opt out.

    Posted by Edward Amber | June 3, 2017, 10:01 am
  12. Yes I remember we came to Kelly AFB Security Service on the hill and the morse code on tapes. When the orders for Nam came down I didn’t get them with everyone else because I was already over 3. that didn’t matter…I went to Saigon the last 9 months, and got out after that. I vaguely remember the Quonset huts…and the monsoon season. I think I remember you were going to get married…

    Posted by Frank Borsellino | June 3, 2017, 7:53 pm
  13. Hi Edward: yes after Onna Pt. I also came back to Kelly AFB Security Service and tapes of morse code. When I got orders to Vietnam I didn’t think I would go since I was over 3,. Went to Saigon the last 9 months and then I got out. I barely remember the Quonset huts. I remember once during monsoon season we lost power and used a rope to hold on to and walk to the compound. I remember you were thinking about getting married. Saigon wasn’t too bad. Do you know where anyone else went after Kelly? I can check the website of the 6994th in Saigon and any other associated sites in Vietnam.

    Posted by Frank Borsellino | June 3, 2017, 11:01 pm
  14. I did get married. I married a Mexican girl. We have been married for 50 years this July.

    Have you heard from anyone else? How could you forget the Quonset huts. During monsoon season we ate K Rasons and we had ropes going from hut to hut to lead us to the Main Bldg we worked at. That wind was so forceful.

    Posted by Edward Amber | June 4, 2017, 7:40 am
  15. Congrats on 50 years of marriage. After Nam I got married to a Mexican girl I met about a month before I left for Nam. We wrote each other and I went to visit her in San Antonio and were married 3 months later…coming up on 49 years in Sept. Where did Helm and Woodley go after Kelly AFB? Maybe you can check that unit’s roster. I checked 6994th.com roster. You might want to check it out to see if there’s anyone you might remember. once you open up the website…click on Roll Call and then Honor Roll.

    Posted by Frank Borsellino | June 15, 2017, 12:46 pm
  16. Hi Frank
    As you know I got married to a Mexican girl while at Kelly. We had a baby girl just before I got out. Brought her back to NJ and have been here ever since

    Yes I would like to know what happened to those guys. I still owe Helm $26 😊 Maybe I will check the roll call. Were you at Keebler Air Base for trading Morse code with me. I still have our group photo. Let me know if you are in that photo

    Ed Amber

    Posted by Edward Amber | June 16, 2017, 6:41 am
  17. Hi Ed: So did you find a morse code job in NJ? :)I got married after Vietnam, had a son as year later. I worked in a textile mill for 3 years. Funny you owe Helm $26. I was at Keesler from Aug 64 to Feb 65, then Okinawa Mar 65 to Sept 66. I don’t have the photo of Keesler. I got out after Nam, then joined USCG about 11 years later and did 21 years as a Yeoman I guess that would be a 702 thanks to my 292…would you believe that my clearance from the AF helped me get into the USCG? I’ve been to TX, and sent to CA where I was for 16 years. Retired and live north of San Francisco.

    Posted by Frank Borsellino | June 17, 2017, 12:56 am
  18. I was station at Onna Point from Aug. 1958 to Feb. 1960. I enjoyed the duty, had some great times. Spent a lot of time at Onna with Dick Mollenkopf, Don Keller and Sig Brandenburg all of whom I stay in contact with. From Onna Point went to Seymore Johnson AFB NC as a refueling specialist. Departed the AF in Aug. 1961. Still live in NJ.

    Posted by Donald Molzon | September 6, 2017, 12:58 pm
  19. Gary Howard – did you know Doyle Treat who was on Charlie trick at 67927th RSM in ’63 & 64?

    Posted by Ernie Cecil | November 7, 2017, 2:08 pm
  20. I looking any pictures on 3rd Recon bn i was there from 73,74 H&S Co.S/2

    Posted by Javier Trevino | November 14, 2017, 4:16 am
  21. Is there anyone out there that was on Ona point in Okinawa from 1964 to 1966. I would love to hear from you.

    Posted by Edward Amber | November 14, 2017, 6:20 am
  22. Hey Jimmie Lee,

    You from Meridian, MS, had a pretty lovely Turkish wife, took her home and got divorced.

    contact me at leeward10s@aol.com

    Posted by Comer L Ward | January 6, 2018, 7:00 pm

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