Here are some comments
from previous guests of dubious character and moral standards! View
at your own risk and if you want to add any comments of your own, just click
below to signz the book. Stop by anytime and say something about yourself,
so visitors will know!
Comments about the web site: Great site Sarge, Thank you for letting
me visit. I'm not a CCT just an Engineer currently assigned to the 129 RQW/CES
Happy New Year vet... TSgt Abenoja
Comments about the web site: Cool site. Anyone ever in Hollywood send
me a note and say hi. Mike Naylor NR 62 CCS/22 STS and 321 STS firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments about the web site: I am presently working the LZ/DZs at
Little Rock AFB as a Civilian Contractor. Guys let me tell you it a'int changed
since 67 when I started doing it. However it's a lot more FUN with out all
the BS. Some times on a clear calm night, or day I'll see those 130's coming
in low and then pop up and I will think I sure wish it was me in the Door
instead of a TTB, but on those cold windy bumpy, days I think oh well.
Comments about the web site: Thought I would drop a line from Spain.
0130 and I am not tired. Must be "suds lag". Hope all is fine with the Mac
family. Closing a deal on a CASA 235 - maybe it will be available for the
next Pope reunion. Who knows!!! See ya. Bob
Comments about the web site: CCT at Sewart AFB, TN, Little Rock AFB,
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, How are ya baby? It has been
awhile since last I gazed upon the Sgt Macs Bar Web Site. Man have you gotten
professional. The links are great and the photo gallery is fantastic. I can't
wait to get back to the states so I can pull all my old photos out of storage
and send them to you. I rotate back in September. Say howdy to Jill. Take
Comments about the web site: Mac-as usual, on the edge! Not sure what
edge, but definitely on it! all our luv! tb and nancy
Comments about the web site:
Comments about the web site: Hi guys! Most of you probably know, but
until Chuck sends a letter it's never official. Anyone watching the news
heard about the airman falling out of a CH-47 with another CH-47 going into
recover the airman. The second aircraft was shot down and our troops were
entrapped by enemy. John Chapman, a CCT with the 24th was aboard the rescue
helicopter. He and others with him were overcome and killed. John substained
several wounds while fighting off the enemy and providing close air support.
As it was put to me, "He took a couple of those bastards with him". He fought
to the end and is a true example of out CCT brethren. John left behind a
wife and two daughters. The details will all be released at a later date.
John joins our other lost brothers knowing his family is in good hands. Rest
In Peace! March 2002
Comments about the web site: Mac, Tried to view your galleries but
couldn't due to your exceeding bandwidth use, whatever that means. Thanks
for the update on John Chapman. He was on my team at 320 STS and I considered
him a friend. I lost touch after I left CCT due to medical disqualification.
I always thought I would have enough time to see my friends when I went back
to states on leave or tdy. I guess I was wrong. I will try to swing by when
I go on leave this year. I'm currently working at the AMC TALCE at Kadena
AB in the Command Post career field. Take care, Hector
Comments about the web site: hey mike im cross training into cct in
a month and am really looking forward to being one you guys, so thanks for
the inspiration and one day i hope to have memories like yours ron
Comments about the web site: Mac, the sites looking better than ever.
Just moved back down to the Pensacola-FWB area. Couldn't stay away I guess.
Keep up the good work!!
Comments about the web site: My Top in Nam (1968)was Sargeant Mac
- a good man. Really enjoyed your site - will return - also will forward
to friends. Thanks! I'll have a Bud (or two) tonight.
Comments about the web site: Hello!
Comments about the web site: Your pages are great! Thank you for always
being so helpful. You are a very good person. Thank you again. Mrs. Karen
Comments about the web site: Great job Mac on the presentation of
Lou's pictures. I want to add a small side note to history. 2nd Lt. Jay Pantages
yesterday finished IFT at Vance AFB Oklahoma. Jay was an academy grad class
of 2001 and will now continue on at Vance in T-41's and the heavy aircraft
training program. He hopes to get a C-130. Johnny
Comments about the web site: Mac, I changed my ISP then got caught
up in the Excite@Home bankruptcy. You were one of my instructors at CCS in
1980. Spent a couple of years at Pope, then to Clark for 4 years, then Ft.
Benning for a few years and finally finished up my time at Rhein-Main. Retired
in 1994, now working for the Pennsylvania Department of Health in Drug and
Alcohol Programs. A fitting end or payback? You decide!
Comments about the web site: John, been here before but didn't sign
in. Just thought I would follow the rules. Tim McCann
Comments about the web site: CCT 67-74 Thanks for all the updates
and pictures just wish I was 30 years younger. Airborne
Comments about the web site: Thanks Mac for you kindness to those
in need RK out
Comments about the web site: Mac, Great site! Glad to see you still
think your in charge! Getting that Masters degree in Computers really confused
me when locating guest books. I signed the Mac Family and the HumminJill
guest books, finally found this one. so here as I promised signed "X" LOL
Wilk Nag, Nag, Nag
Comments about the web site: Just wanted to check in and say Hi. Have
you ever thought of puting a live cam in the bar so we can all enjoy the
fun. Keep on keeping on man. Norm
Comments about the web site: Jesus Christ Mac, I signed your ?!@#
book! Knowing how sneaky you are, I'll bet you've installed a hidden program
so I can never leave this site... Take care. "OD"
Comments about the web site: Mac, Thank you for your impressive
Comments about the web site: I am currently a student at UCF and I
belong to AFROTC Det. 159. I am very interested in becoming a combat controller.
Could you describe the usual PT or the requirements to get into the program?
Comments about the web site: Enjoying the retired life in LA and TX.
I have a small farm in TX that is keeping me busy. Maxine is working Civil
Service in LA (Barksdale AFB). Never missed CCT after they got rid of the
good guys (304X4s). Stayed too busy in Japan, NC, Holland and LA.
Comments about the web site: Mac, Great job with the site. CCT at
Comments about the web site: MAC I TRY TO READ ALL YOU POST , BUT
, I SEEM TO HAVE LESS TIME THAN YOU DO TO KEEP UP. I "WILL" KEEP COMMIMG
BACK. I , FOR ONE , THINK YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB - - KEEP IT UP. MY WIFE
[ CORA [ AND I TALKED TO JENNY WHITICAR A FEW WEEKS AGO AND SHE APPEARS TO
BE DOING WELL. CORA ASKED HER TOCOME TO VISIT AND I THINK THEY WILL GO TO
THE BEACH OR TO THE LAKE FOR A VISIT. RON HOLDER CALLED AND SAID HE AND SUSAN
ARE DOING WELL. I TALKED TO BOB KELLY , NICK KIRALLY AND AL CORBETT AND THEY
ALL SAID TO SAY HELLO [ THEY LIVE HERE ADJACENT TO AIKEN, S.C. REX DID LIVE
HERE , BUT HE MOVED TO HELP TRAIN SOME YOUNG TROOPS IN N.C. AT A PREP SCHOOL.
I JOIN WITH YOU IN GIVING PRAISE TO CHUCK. HE HAS DONE AND CONTINUES TO DO
A GREAT JOB. I AM REALLY GLAD TO HEAR THAT LENARD WHITTEN HAS MADE CONTACT
WITH YOU . NOW I CAN FIND HIM. IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR THAT ROGER JAMES CAME
BY TO SEE YOU. I TALKED TO HIM A WHILE BACK AND INVITED HIM DOWN HERE . I
CAN NOW WHO HE PREFERS - - - BUT THEN AGAAIN , I DO NOT HAVE A "BAR", OH
WELL. I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO GET BY TO SEE YOU ONE OF THESE DAYS. KEEP UP THE
GOOD WORK MAC AND ALWAYS REMEMBER - - - I LOVE YOU MAN.
Comments about the web site: Mac, Great Site!Great Bar!Great People!Aaaand
Great Fun! I had alot of fun when Randy and I came to visit. We'll definitely
have to do it again. Keep up the good work I'm very impressed :) Lisa
Comments about the web site: OK, OK, I finally found the guest book.
Hi Mike and Jill, I'll forward you some pics from when we were at the bar.
Talk to you soon, Jason
Comments about the web site: Dec. 1978 Combat Control School Graduate/
Comments about the web site: Mac, Just got my first Controller Magazine,
saw your web page and decided to drop in. Retired in 1984. At Pope and Howard.
Was also at the Blast at Hurbie in 74-75 and 1976. Ben.
Comments about the web site: Hello Mac! I love the new site and especially
all the new pics. I only have one question. Doesn't Chief McMullin ever age?
My daughter says she is going to change my "All the Young Dudes" tattoo to
All the Senior Citizens! Keep up the great work.
Comments about the web site: This is even better than I remember,
or is it just the music? Oh well, happy 4th of July to all and a toast to
all CCT, then, now and forever! tb
Comments about the web site: Like the new site. Just finished my book
about visiting and participating in the Igorot customs of the Philippines.
Will get back to you when it's published and yes I ate the dog.
Comments about the web site: As always you are "THE MAN"!!! Nice site!!!
Charlie Mike buddy! Love ya...mean it. SF
Comments about the web site: Mac, I still have an imprint of your
jeans on my piano bench at home.
Comments about the web site: MAC I HAVE NOT POSTED IN A WHILE - -
FAMILY , JOB AND OTHER EXCUSES. YOU KNOW THE DRILL. THANKS FOR KEEPING US
UP ON ALL THE GOOD STUFF FROM OUR GUYS ["CCTer"]. I HOPE TO ONE DAY GET BY
TO SEE YOU. WHO KNOWS WHEN , BUT I AM TRYING. KEE ON KEPING ON. REMEMBER
WE LOVE YOU. KNEES IN THE BREEZE CORA AND DAVID
Comments about the web site: "Been there, done that". Jill cut the
Comments about the web site: Mac, You are turning into one hell of
a computer geek these days...who knows what your SgtMacsBar's website will
look like in a few years. One thing for sure is that it will be GREAT source
of historical and hysterical info of days past. Hope to see you soon. SJ
Comments about the web site: Never signed this before, but now you
know we've been here!
Comments about the web site: Just landed in Tampa 1 Aug 2002, the
wife snagged a job at USSOCOM. nice hearing from you MAC
Comments about the web site: OK OK OK!!! Signed the book. Quit yer
bitchin' ;=) Alive and well @ HRT. On staff of SOF Division of USAF Weapons
School (originally just the Fighter Weapons School based at Nellis).
Comments about the web site: I'm still in the Engineering business
in Kansas City Mo. Becky has completed her Masters Degree and is now a Family
Nurse Practitioner. We have hope to making it to the reunion in November.
Hope to see you all there...Delta Romeo
Comments about the web site: Great site, i enjoyed the pictures and
Comments about the web site: Great job Mac! I report back to the school
(as the DO) on 6 Jan and am really looking forward to it. Take Care, TT
Comments about the web site: Looking good.. CU at the reunion....
Comments about the web site: Sgt Mac Received your e-mail. Thanks
It was good. I was SSgt CCT in 1963 to 1968. Served with 1st and 7th Air
Commandos. Your web site is outstanding. Please keep up the good work. It
is time the CCT had a little notice, for years we never have. Thank again
for all your work and time. Sam Scoggin
Comments about the web site: Hold the presses, cover down, and as
he said himself- hide the dog, cow, and the daughters! Glenn Palmer will
be in San Antonio 12-15 Sep for our 'lil get together! If you have any sense
- stay away, it will be too much fun!
Comments about the web site: service-line: 1955 Nav.Res. - Hunters
Point 1957 USAF - Lackland AFB/Basic -> 1957 Scott AFB/Tech.Schl. ->
1958 Ent AFB(Peterson Fld.)/1006AISS & Ft. Benning Abn.Schl. -> 1959
Det.1 1127th Fld.Actys.Gp. Andrews AFB -> 1960 Thinker AFB 3rd AACS Mob.
-> 1960 Donaldson AFB (CCT) -> 1962 Naha AFB (CCT) -> 1965 Forbes
AFB (CCT) -> 1967 RVN (CCT) -> 1968 Elmendorf AFB (CCT) -> 1971
Dyess AFB (CCT) -> 1975 Norton AFB (CCT) -> 1978 Ret.
Comments about the web site: ok, ok it's done. Let me go back to work.
Comments about the web site: Great site. I'm not a CCT'r, but my brother,
Vann, aka DJ, was (Charleston 81-84, Pope 85-91, instructor). Take care and
God bless. Marty Jones
Comments about the web site: New E-Mail Address....
Comments about the web site: Outstanding site! What a collection of
folks --photos too! Alive and well lawyering in Philadelphia and living in
West Chester, PA. Charleston, 64-66; Hurlburt,66; NKP, Longtien & other
Comments about the web site: I am alive and well living in Va. Retired
from CIA now doing contract work for them. Its not as it sounds just a glorified
nightwatchman at overseas locations when no MSG assigned. I was on the Dover
Team 65=66. RVN 66-67. LFI 68-75
Comments about the web site: Special hello to all the Norton Guys.
Comments about the web site: OK Mac, I have signed the damn book!
Hello to all of yuns. The girls and I are doing well thanks to awesome people
like you. Keep promoting the CCT spirit. Yuns ROCK! I plan on coming to the
reunion in Nov. I am so excited about seeing alot of old friends and finally
putting faces to new ones. Take care. God Bless America
Comments about the web site: Sewart AFB. 1956 to 1958
Comments about the web site: OK you got my attention. Your email finally
pushed me over the edge. I have been checking out your site for a long time
and have watched it grow, you are doing great work. Why have I not signed
the book before? Why is a CCT'er such an elusive character?
Comments about the web site: GREAT WEB site - haven't seen or heard
from you for quite a while now - probably just after your retirement. Ever
think of publishing Short Stories? Your tirade on getting into the CCA newsletter
was hilarious - and you bring a unique brand of humor in your other stories.
I'll have to visit this site more - didn't know this even existed until I
read your "publication" to the CCA.
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, Just got your email and Iam
checking in, so there is no need to send the dogs out looking for me. Iam
still hanging my hat here in Aiken SC. Its been a while since I pulled up
a seat at your bar. Busy Busy Busy, The site looks great. Ill check in more
often. Just got back from a two week backpacking trip in Costa Rica. Great
Time. Looking forward to seeing you and the Mrs. Mac at the next reunion.
Take care brother. BV OUT Bev
Comments about the web site: What a great internet site for CCT. Thanks
for putting it together. I have been trying to keep the rust off of me by
doing some volunteer work in our community. Latest endeavor is to be chairman
of a cookbook committee at the Ft Walton Yacht Club. We are collecting 400
recipes and going to print 1000 books. A far cry from warriorhood status,
like the good old days. Oh Well !! Slug down a couple of brewskis and trudge
on. I hope to see a bunch of you at the 13 Sep San Antonio bash being put
on by brothers Huddleston and Brown. Be there.
Comments about the web site: OK Mac,you got to me so I have now signed
your book. Hello to anyone out there in cyberspace that might remember me.
You already have my blurb in the e-mail I sent to you on 14/08/02. Lee wrote
the following; I just browsed thru your site, very good, but didn't recognize
any of the troops in the pictures, guess I'm an old fossil in the CCT story.
I made my first jump on 1 Nov, 54, at Ft. Benning, Ga. along with Noah Crocker,
Calvin Davis and John Mayer. We were all from the 2nd Aerial Port Squadron
at Sewart AFB, Tn. We graduated from Jump School on 9 Nov 54. I made all
65 of my jumps from C-119 aircraft using the T-10 parachute. They were made
in GA, KY, TN, Germany and France. I was also later assigned to the 5th Aerial
Port Sq, at Neubiberg AB, Ger. until it was closed then we were detached
to Will Caserne. I was injured on 25 Feb 58. The injure disqualified me from
parachute duty so that terminated my CCT assignment. I really enjoyed that
period of duty, although they didn't afford us all the excellent training
then, that the troops are fortunate enough to receive today. They finally,
grudgingly, authorized us to wear jump boots and blouse our trousers, but
no distinctive head gear. Nothing like the spiffy beret that the troops have
now. They always kept us tucked away in some warehouse or other cubby hole.
I'm happy to see that they finally started promoting the CCT troops. There
weren't any during my day. I was the honor graduate of my jump school class
and the Army made a big deal of it, transporting me from the training area
to the company area in a staff car. Then they placed me out front to lead
the graduation parade. Gen. Fritze pinned my wings on but I never received
any recognition from the 2nd Aerial Sq. So much for the price of fame ha,
ha. The best part of the parade was when an Army Maj (student) came up before
we started and told me to get back with the enlisted troops where I belonged.
He was overheard by the Col. who had placed me there and he stood the Maj.
in a brace and told him in my presence that if he had applied himself as
I had he would be leading the parade and for him to get back in his position.
I THINK THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST SILENT LAUGHS THAT I HAD DURING MY AF CAREER.
After recovering from my busted left shoulder, I ran a HF/DF Tracking Station
at Patrick AFB FL then got retrained into the missile field serving in CO,
Germany, and CA retiring on 1 April, 1969 at Vandenberg AFB, Ca. I then went
to work for the US Department Of Justice and retired from them after 21 years
in June, 1990 and now live in Santa Maria, Ca. From one old troop to another,
Carnel L.L. Elder, MSgt. USAF Ret.
Comments about the web site: Any web site that plays ParrotHead music
when it opens is OK BY ME!!!! Ok your email shamed me into it.....I signed
your guest book and will visit to check out all of your wild work...HOOYAH!!!
Comments about the web site: For us old folks with low speed computers
it takes to long to get everything downloaded then you wait
again..................but I'll have a cold one anyway......Jim S
Comments about the web site: Thanks for some of the old stories. Having
retired in 70', I missed a lot of the fun that is being passed around. Sounds
like there are a lot of people carrying on the tradition so I am happy to
say, Glad I was a Small part of it. Thanks. Vernon
Comments about the web site: hi every1. I am a Cadet Cheif Master
Sgt in Civil Air Patrol( the AF auxillary). I plan on maybe becoming a CCT
or tacp one day. This is a very cool website with lots of info. keep up the
good work! Ill be sure to check back later. Cheif Cooney
Comments about the web site: Who says whining doesn't work. You are
doing a great job and deserve the credit. Just let someone else give it (it
looks better that way) Course, you never could let things go on quietly!
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac: As promised, I'm signing in
on the guestbook. Sorry for never taking the time to do so beforehand. In
reference to the Memorial service for TSGs Martin Tracy and Chris Matero,
I used the quote and had numerous folks from within our community and outside
as well (we're a tenant unit on an Air Mobility Command - gained Kentucky
Air National Guard base) tell me how absolutely poignant it was. Thanks to
you for publishing it, and of course, to the original author. Several people
around the base, including our Wing commander, apparently thought it was
written by my wife, herself a LTC until I set the record straight - I'd only
said in my eulogy that it was written by the wife of a Combat Controller.
Oh well, that's straightened out now! As always, thanks for maintaining this
website; it's always good to stop in every couple of weeks (when I'm not
deployed w/out e-mail access that is!), and just nose around all of the old
pictures. Please keep up the great work in future! Take care. Very Sincerely
Editors Note: Jeremy had the unpleasant duty of delivering the eulogy
for the above mentioned CCT Memorial Service. The words he is talking about
were written by, Coke Braxton, a CCTer's wife. It's always a sad occasion,
when these words are used, but a comfort to hear them said. Thank You
Coke! A copy of these words will be found in CCT Photo Gallery
24.......................Rest In Peace!
There are men who have a determination of spirit that
transcends the aspirations of most. These men answer a call, which comes
deep from within the essence of their own convictions.
They share a kindred amongst themselves and though never
spoken, its' strength exceeds the power of any outside ideals forced upon
The sacrifices made from their ranks are great, and each
loss falls hard among those who remain. Yet they continue, knowing each time
they step into the sun, the rays that penetrate their souls are the voices
of their comrades leading them on to the next adventure.
Comments about the web site: can't seem to sign in guest book for
some reason. we've got web tv & a laptop with msn.?? I,ve got a
few pictures from McChord 1961 When the team just started. I think you said
you're going to FLA in NOV, if so Ill give you them there. Were doing great
in the sunshine state. JIM COOK LM 797
Comments about the web site: Mac, I didn't know you wanted us to sign
in every damn time! Hey I got some pictures of my son, daughter and sister
making an accellerated free fall last July, I'll pass them on to you. The
boy and girl did great, stand-up landings and all. I also found an old 4X5
negative. Turned out to be Roger Mayer, (as a boy CCT), myself and my hero,
SSgt Freeman on a C130 on our way to who knows where. The nasty looks on
our faces must be because some freaking Air Force photographer is taking
our picture against our will. I won't be making it to the Texas showdown
or any other for a while, I went and bought a Harley Davidson Road King Classic.
I love it but it keeps me poor trying to make the payments. Stay safe. Art
Comments about the web site: Doing all right. Sent you an e-mail.
Thought I better sign in so you would reply. Thanks, LP sends
Comments about the web site: Mac, Thanks for the info. Good stories
in the Bar reading rooms. Guess I should try to visit more often. Think I'll
have a cold one and reflect on things. LP sends
Comments about the web site: Mac, doing well, just returned from a
50 mile hiking trip, with my three sons, in the Olympic National Forest!
To say the least, it was quite physical challenging. Ha! Ha! Hope things
are going well, @ your end. I'll be in touch! Keep your powder dry! LE
Comments about the web site: Retired from the U.S. Army effective
26 April 02. Last four years assigned to Hq USSOCOM. Called to Active Duty
following 9/11. In addition to being the last CCT OIC assigned in Vietnam
(28 Feb 71 - 16 Mar 72) I was the last person to leave active duty that was
assigned to the 1st Air Commando Wing when it was designated as such. Looking
forward to some good interactions with fellow CCTers (shooters) in the future.
If you haven't done so yet; stop and visit SGTMACSBAR. Mike and Jill are
gracious host and hostess. Good time to be had by all. In YahWeh's Grip,
Bob Bieber LM151
Comments about the web site: Mac, I also did not know you wanted us
to sign every time we checked you site. Will try to do so from now on. Have
a bunch of pictures, if can locate them will try to send along to you. From
1st ACW, 7th ACS and 1st ACW in England AFB, LA. Jim Gary when he was young
and almost had hair, Capt Egleston, YE Fitzpatrick and others, not sure what
all. Enjoy you site much. I am too much in the past to know many guys but
enjoy the talk. Thanks, Sam
Comments about the web site: Enjoying retirement and doing that contract
thing. Still in Fayetteville, kids in school and Stan is the monkey.
Thanks for letting me know about the response my words received. I'm proud
I could give something meaningful to a group that has been such a large part
of my life, and still is.
Comments about the web site: Great site! Thanks for helping to keep
CCT alumni connected.
Comments about the web site: this is the best site i have seen reguarding
the cct. i am currently serving in the usn, with plans, after four year joining
the usaf. i am currently in virginia on a pre com unit. i live in northern
arkansas, i will be visiting frequently.
Comments about the web site: Member of CCT 10/56-9/60 & 3/61-4/70.
Age 60 retirement from AF on 3-March-98. Also retired from the IRS on
3-January-98. Spend most of my time fishing at the cabin in Grand Rapids,
Comments about the web site: Mac, your site is looking better than
ever. I am still in Martinsgurg, WV. I am working at the control tower there.
We have a 9 month old son along with 3 grand childred (compliments of Jasen).
All is well. Hooyaa AZ
Comments about the web site: Hey there! Getting ready for a crowd
in San Antonio next weekend - should be a good time. Still have time to fit
more folks in if you can make it. Contact me or Al Huddleston, and you can
have a cold one on Mac at the DZ! later...........tb
Comments about the web site: Today, Sept 10, is Vann Jones' B-day.
He's hit the big 4-0!! Drop him a note at email@example.com and wish
him a good day.
Comments about the web site: Great seeing you at the San Antonio gathering
and thanks for the Salsa. Between Hud's help and Julie's system I was finally
able to gain access. I am such a neophyte at this computer stuff. We greatly
appreciate all the effort and time that you put into this website for the
enjoyment of the brotherhood. Keep up the good work and come to visit us
anytime in good old Melbourne, Florida. Best regards, Rick and Julie
Comments about the web site: Hello to all my CCT brothers! Hope this
finds you well! I would like to first apologize for being out of touch for
so long. As most of you know, I became a controller for the FAA in 1991.
After Oklahoma City, I went to Jacksonville, FL and worked at Craig Airport.
I transferred to Myrtle Beach in 1994, then went to Greensboro, NC in 1998.
I am currently in the process of relocating to Charlotte, NC. I start there
in October. While in Greensboro, I was reunited with an old sweetheart, Deborah
Lagle. Some of you may remember her. She visited me at Pope and got to meet
a lot of you back then. We fell in love all over again and got married in
October 1999. I now have three wonderful sons she brought with her, and last
March we welcomed our daughter Savannah to our now huge family. I have missed
all of you, and have often told Deb that I needed to get back in touch with
all the old guys from this great fraternity. A couple of weeks ago, I celebrated
my 40th birthday. (How the hell did I get this old?) Deb worked hard getting
in touch with a lot of you, as did my brother, Marty, who is still active
duty Air Force. When I arrived at my surprise party(Honest, I didn't have
a clue that it was coming), I was escorted in with my eyes covered. After
getting inside, my mother-in-law asked me to listen and see if I recognized
this voice. To my amazement, it was none other than Pat Hall. Talk about
voices from the past! Anyway, thanks for all your birthday greetings and
messages. It's been great hearing from so many of you. My wife and I are
making plans to attend the reunion next year. Due to moving to a new city,
we can't attend this year. Drop a line and say hello when you get time. Wishing
you all the best, Vann Jones, aka Little Jones, Jonesie, VJ, etc.
Comments about the web site: Sgt mac, If you know Roger Flexer's E-mail
address would you please send it to me or send him my address. If it is the
the same Roger, we were CCT together in the 7th at Sembach Germany. He was
constantly geting me in trouble with his old lady. Especially if we went
to the rod and gun club. Thanks for your assist. Sam Scoggin
Comments about the web site: Mac --Now that our "Texas Gathering"
is over and all have returned home, it was great to have Y'all here. Not
a bad turnout, great stories, old acquaintainces renewed and new ones made.
Our active duty CCT out at Medina did a great job in the Demo Jump and conducting
the briefings for everyone bringing attendees up to date on CCT today. The
"Gathering" culminated downtown with a sit down dinner and all Combat Controllers
got up one by one and briefly gave all their History in CCT. It was a great
forum and we're looking forward to doing it again in 2004. OK Mac, I know
you're hammering away at your computer getting pictures of the event together
for you're next Gallery, keep up all the good work and thanks for bringing
your Books of the Site with you for all to peruse. See you soon---Al and
Comments about the web site: cct from 1965-1975 7th air commando vietnam
Comments about the web site: D-1098, GW-18, DW-17, DDW-11. Still sliding
on water, frozen or liquid. We still dive when the water is 70-degrees or
warmer with at least 70-percent visability. Hung up the rag after 3,832 flops,
most of which were stable. Bicycling is the thing now, senior games and tours
around the country. Come see us in Temple, Texas home of beautiful Lake Belton
and 14:26 from Summit County. Qualified for social security but still young!
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Great to meet you and everyone
in San Antonio. Great site!!
Comments about the web site: Looks like the San Antonio get-together
was a smasher!
Comments about the web site: MAC: As requested I'm signing in. Upon
my retirement from the Air Force and CCT in 1989, Jean and I spent 12 years
working in the private sector until just after 9/11/01. Changes to the DoD
hiring policy encouraged me to return to work for the Air Force and the AMC/DO
where I had worked as a CCTer between two tours at McChord AFB. This Beret
thing started for us in 1968 with four years as an Army SF HALO qualifed
NCO. Changed branches and spent one tour as an AF pilot followed by the blue
CCT beret of the mid-70s. Retired from the AF; red beret and CCT in 1989.
Jean and I have been married for 34 years and have two adult children and
seven grandchildren. Our son Brian is an AF KC-135 pilot and daughter Lori
is a high school teacher. We have been blessed to know and work with such
a dedicated group as the people of Combat Control. V/R JIM KEEN
Comments about the web site: Just wanted to say hello and wish my
brethren a safe year to come. A lot going on in the world these days. I'm
currently a 1SG in the Army Reserve (PSYOP) and I've got more than 350 soldiers
under my care (over 150 deployed). By no means are my soldiers as well trained
as the CCT forces but I try my best with what I can. Oh how I miss the resources
we had in CCT - the Army truly needs to learn a little from AFSOC. Anyway,
my best. Phil Mondrowski CCT - 1984
Comments about the web site: Joined CCT in 1954. Worked with Dick
Sigman in establishing the first CCT in the Far East in 1955 at Ashiya Air
Base, Japan. Commandant of the Combat Control School. 1966-1970, Sewart AFB,
Tenn. Worked with great people at some not so great places but the people
always made it the best duty I ever had or will have.
Comments about the web site: Mac Enjoy your emails, please note the
correct spelling of my last name (Carroll). On the San Antonio picture, it
was incorrect. I had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones.
I will send some pictures. Thanks, Ben
Comments about the web site: Really enjoyed your site. Outstanding
job! Keep up the good work. Fayetteville, NC
Comments about the web site: Mac, You're still a "dog pumpin', beer
swizzlin', good friend. Like I told ya, I had the site on at home but it
is a bit of a hassle to get to because I have to call up the site, then cut
and paste to replace the domain for each site (because it's on the server
my son has downstairs). I'm just a lazy slut. Saw LtCol. Heller's commentary,
but he didn't mention that he was Squadron Commander at Sewart and between
him and Captain Hughes (doesn't that date me) they were two very good people
to get you started in CCT. Mac keep the faith and "keep on marchin'" Love
Comments about the web site: victoriously yours. i am mark s. conlin,
2195 fendall ct., crofton, mary 21114. hm 410 721 3981 and fax. usaf, 1970-1975.
cct 73-75. hurlburt, cck, clark. tdy, all S.A., 73-75. great stint, good
and frightening times. cambo and related 73-75. atc/faa, 76-81. been with
Mercedes-Benz USA 21 years. COOL HUH!
Comments about the web site: Nice site and the old school pictures
were great. My wife and I laughed when we saw "LT" Billy White all dressed
up like a rag head. As usual, seeing Chappy and my other fallen brothers
was heart wrenching to say the least. I can't believe this was the first
time that I have seen this web site. I've got some great pics that you should
have and I'll send them to you ASAP. I would also like to use this site as
a test bed for some war stories I have been working on. They will be a part
of a book that I have been working on for some time, if I can ever get the
time between school and work to finish it. Never the less, the stories are
fun and motivating. Thanks for the web site and for supporting CCT / STS.
MSgt. Keith Edwards 24th STS, OLH 90-002
Comments about the web site: expect to see me around here frequently
(can't get out to any other bars, now). here at the military school with
old "Ranger" Rex Evitts; having a ball! almost as much fun as CCT...
Comments about the web site: Okay Mac, just for you. I signed the
damn book. Still needed to get that beer. I'll keep in touch and let you
know about the book I wrote. It's written so that a 5th grader can read it.
Well I tried to keep it at my level.
Comments about the web site: Mac, Thanks for the story about Tim Brown
and the rest of that great group of controllers. Your right--few people will
ever know their contributions and maybe it's about time! Rob
Comments about the web site: LM 369 Good to see so many names that
i know. Drop a line and let me know how things are.
Comments about the web site: Sgt. Mac I just wanted to let you know
I really enjoyed your website. I't was great to see old photos of my father
(Richard (Dick) West and all the guys I remember as a child. I will surely
be back to visit your site again. Thank you so much!!!!! Sincerly, Dianne
Rose (West) & The West Family
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, I visit often and but seldom
write. As many have told you, the site is very good and you have done alot
for CCT. Now that I'm a computer guy and wear polos and dockers (which hide
a mini McReynolds beer gut) I wonder why you can't talk the association into
getting quality polos made in an attempt to raise $. As always, Ron Evans..
Comments about the web site: Mac, the site just getting better - hooyaa.
If any one is interested, there are 2 contract ATC positions open with the
company I work with. One in Martinsburg, WV (where I work) and one in Mass.
(not to familiar with that one) If you are interested e-mail me. AZ
Comments about the web site: Hello, My name is Terri Weger. My Dad
Is a retired CCT. I'm about to turn 40 in a couple of days. I have three
kids a girl 14, boys 13and10. Things are going good now getting ready to
move to the Las Vegas area. Hope all you guys are doing ok . I remember the
drop zone well. My Dads name is Steve Weger.
Comments about the web site: hi mac, i heard you had a blow-out on
your computer. i hope that means you didn't get my e-mail about the
"you-know-who" doing "you-know-what". i changed my mind about telling that
Comments about the web site: Mac, The new web site looks good.
Comments about the web site: just saying hi drinking beer and falling
off my chair i need seat belts or beer belts
Comments about the web site: I finally made it... Keep up the good
work (what ever that is... (your almost better than a time machine for some
of us oldies)...
Comments about the web site: Combat Controller 75-79 Pope/Hurlburt
Comments about the web site: Mac Lisa and had a wonderful time visiting.
Thanks for the trip to the cave. As always it's great to see ya. The hot
sauce you sent home with me was CCT grade "Kick Ass and take names later"
Good. Have a great time down south. Let everyone know I'm Still alive and
Comments about the web site: I haven't signed into the new SgtMacs
bar until today - Sorry. I Am doing well - just getting older.
Comments about the web site: Great to see you at the reunion Mac!
The photo albums were a terrific hit. Thanx for all your hard work. See ya
next year. Bud
Comments about the web site: OK, I finally broke down and signed the
guest book Mac! Most people know I'm living in the Philippines and running
a restaurant & Bar called Margarita Station. Website is www.theville.com
Actually Mort Freedman usually runs it while I'm off in Bangkok at my second
residence playing with guys like Jay Clanton (former 1 SOS intel).
Comments about the web site: CCT 56 to 61 and air commando 61 to 63.
Master parachutist,Vietnamese parachutist wings and free fall qualified.
Left AF in 63,joined USN with hopes of getting on Naval Parachute Team. No
luck, hated the Navy. Retired in 75 moved to CO. Retired from Dept. of
Corrections in 97.
Comments about the web site: Aloha Mac, It was good seeing you and
your lovely wife at the 2002 reunion ! I had way too much fun and can't wait
till next year !! I may just sneak into MO and ambush the bar for a cold,
yellow carbonated beverage resembling beer ! See ya at the next go-round
Comments about the web site: Mac, Enjoyed seeing you again and I agree
your wife is both lovely and very nice. I have a contract at Eglin and Friday
and Saturday were split between what pays for my toys and the Reunion. Next
year I will do better. I was particularly gratified to see several young
(relatively) troops from Little Rock now at the end of their careers. These
guys started with me in 81 on my second and final tour there. I have never
been much of a joiner or rah=rah guy but the fact they had done well was
a touching moment for me when I saw them "all grown up". Your article on
a Catfish DZ excercise--- That wasnt the one where CC Choate and our group
combined with Dyess CCT got put in by chopper and overlanded through the
swamps never making the DZ for the airdrops? I never will forget that
jaunt when we were extracted by a rescue UH1. Al Gordy was the OIC of Dyess.
Anyhow good to see you. I thought the 76 team at LRAFB was the best team
I ever served on. This was mainly due to the calibre of folks we had but
also Bieber, Tappero and Alberty were all top people and I fell into a good
operation. It bothers me that I could not get Barksdale and Choate to the
reunion. Next year I am going to make a concentrated effort to get Teddy
Hurt, Choate, Barksdale, Bill Weiss and some of the others there for a mini
LR reunion, Hell. I may have to fly my own air plane down to get them!! You
run a good, fun site and I enjoy it!!!! Thanks J.P. Lagerloef
Comments about the web site: Hello This is Ron Brown the historian
at the Combat Control School. My God I'm working for Jim Lyon's. A lot of
you knew me when I was a C-47 and UH-1H driver for the Forest service and
you guy's jumped, fast roped or just hung out the side of of my Airplanes.
Some of you went to SCUBA or HALO school with me but, a lot of you are not
that old other then Rex out at McChord. Anyway,the world is safer because
I am not flying anymore. I am looking for you guys to help me tell the story
of the Combat Control School. God Bess everyone Ron Brown
Comments about the web site: Just stopping in and saying hi, don't
dare NOT sign. BTW enjoyed your war story about the box!
Comments about the web site: Served at Norton, 63APS, as 304. Feb
75 - Jan 78. Only CCT assignment. CO was then, Maj Hughes. SMSgt Mort Freedman,
Charlie McCarthy, Chuck Trimple, John Fuller, Bill Frankenberger, Ed Pound,
Mitch Bryan, John Koren and many others who are CCT household names. Went
to college and got commissioned in 82, served until Oct 94 as Munitions and
Supply Officer. Took early retirement as Capt with 16 years when offered
as part of the RIF. Living in Houston, TX and teaching sixth grade math.
Comments about the web site: Just passing through.
Comments about the web site: Screwing off at work...thanks for the
Comments about the web site: Look'en good...
Comments about the web site: Mac, Wow! What an effort it must have
taken to put this web site together. Thank you so very much. We all owe you
our heartfelt thanks. The times I spent in Combat Control were some of the
best years of my life. This brought back memories many years forgotten. But
more than that, it enlighen me on so many events that happened over the years
since I left. So many wonderful and spectacular changes have molded Combat
Control into one of the most elite units in today's military. I am very proud
and honored to have been an early part of it.
Comments about the web site: Fran and I doing OK here in San Antonio.
Kids grown. Danny still in UT Austin getting a second BA (in History). Rebecca
working for Duke Energy, Int'l in Houston and has been bit by the freefall
bug. Just got her "A" license. I'm transitioning from the PI business to
the import business (water pumps and castings). Come visit if you're in the
area. Bring your golf clubs.
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Just a hello...I'm back in USA
from 5 years of working in Middle East. Was based in Dubai, first flying
for a local oil company; then last 2+years with ExecuJet-Middle East--flying
Learjets and Challengers...not bad for an old CCT mustang. Life is good and
I now live with my wife, Sarah, in Wichita, Kansas....316-636-1995. Ride
a Harley Low-Rider when it gets above freezing; off to Spain on Monday for
some more Challenger flying (recently got a new job, with 30 days on/30 days
off -- for a Calif based operator). Give me a call anytime -- World-wide
cell-316-519-5095. Special thanks to a good friend and veteran Combat Controller
-- Steve Jones for tracking me down. Clint
Comments about the web site: Mac, You have a really great website.
You really have put alot of effort into this. Good Job. As far me I pretty
much stay in touch with Steve Jones. I became an Electrical Engineer after
my stint in the Air Force & CCT. I'm starting my 20th year with the Legacy
Hughes Aircraft Company (now owned by Raytheon) in the Greater Los Angeles
area. I'm married and have 2 boys. Hopefully I can talk them into the Air
Force Academy ! Best Regards, Rick Nicklaus
Comments about the web site: Was great to see you at the convention
MAC, thanks for all that you do...P.S. I signed the damn book!
Comments about the web site: mac, how's it going? life here at AST
is great i have officially signed the guest book hooah HA--herrera, enrique
Comments about the web site: GREAT SITE!!!! I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY
SAYS!!!!---I LIKE IT!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT
PICTURES OF THE REUNION. CURRENTLY WORKING AT THE AST SCHOOL --AT HURLBURT
FLD. THANKS AGAIN!!!!OUT
Comments about the web site: Mac & ALL ,The Reunion was great!
Many thanks to all our Officers and Volunteers (no Billy not those Volunteers)
I hope many who were not there this year will join us next year. NBS we enjoyed
each and every one's company, theWR's
Comments about the web site: What's happening
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Good Pics from the reunion. It
would be nice if you put the names with the pics. But all in all Dad said
everyone had a good time. So my Dad told me to check in from time to time.
So I'm following orders. As a matter of fact we visit about every week. My
boyfriend is an ex-Navy pc rigger so he enjoys all the pc pics. Hope you
had a nice Thanksgiving and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Comments about the web site: Hi Mac, Thanks for the great letter on
the reunion--nearly as good as being there, and with a healthy perspective.
Checking in with you occasionally makes the rest of it worthwhile! Rob
Comments about the web site: Just checking in for my monthly dose
of reality. Great to see you at the reunion and am looking forward to the
big one next year.
Comments about the web site: I was unable to attend the reuions this
year due to business. It was good seeing the pictures even if I couldn't
attend. It is queer that all my "old" friends have gotten fat and gray and
I still look like that 22 year old from Little Rock,must be in the genes.
Hope to see ya'll soon. KG
Comments about the web site: Great show MAC, thanks for the walk through.
Just sitting here in San Antonio w/HUD. Working as a Paramedic and in the
ER at a children's hospital. Remarried in june 2001. Recently attended the
ribbon cutting of the new CCT Sch. at Lackland (Medina AFB) by Capt Eikman.
Comments about the web site: ive been surfing the web and checking
out all of the special forces sites and sgt macs bar is the best. im 20 years
old and plan to be a combat controller. i am submitting my letter to leave
early for boot camp on thursday. today is monday. i can leave any day after
that. i cant wait. any tips from any combat controllers would be appreciated.
thanks and happy holidays
Comments about the web site: Just to let you know we have honored
TSgt John Chapman intheater by naming a camp in a "forward deployed location"
in his honor: "Stronghold Chapman" will be officially dedicated by Col Frank
Kisner, 16 SOW/CC and a memorial sign will be placed at the entrance for
all to see. Sgt Mac's Bar is a part of this by providing a memorial site
that can be visited by many. Some of the deployed folks really appreciate
what you do and hope to visit more often when they get home! Thanx!!!!
Comments about the web site: 20 dec 02 Iwould wish all my fellow CC's
and all families of CC's Merry Christmas and The best in the New Year. For
those of you who are "deployed" "God Speed" To your Famlies we of CCA are
with you, and will support you. STeve&Micki
Comments about the web site: I've been in CCT for a little over 9
years now. I'm currently at the 22 STS McChord. I was cruzing through your
pics, especialy the recent reunion. I was laughing my ass off at some of
them. You have done a great service to both the retired and active duty folks.
This has been a rough year for CCT and PJ's. It's good to have a place to
go to to remember why I went through ( and still go through it) all the bullshit.
Dig the Buffit tunes. I'm taking off soon to do my part again. I'll have
my wife check-out your site from time to time. Sorry I couldn't meet you
at the CCA reunion at Hurby,I was busy, I still have a real fucking job.
:) Out here TSgt(s) Innis.
Comments about the web site: Hey Mac, you have a great place here.
I love seeing all the pictures of old buddies. Hope to send you one soon.
I am living in Southern Pines with my wife Karen and two girls,Sophie, 8
and Clara, 5 Thanks and I'll be coming back soon!
Comments about the web site: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL PRESENT AND PAST
CCT'RS ARE THE WISHES OF THE AGUIRRECHEA FAMLY. ESPECIAL GREETINGS TO THOSE
THAT WERE STATIONED AT MCGUIRE AFB FROM 1967 TO 1971.