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Elizabeth Adames:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1989 - 1993

Designation:  

SCN Budget

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

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Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Panama

Last known EM:  

{FMXA-ADMpancanalcom}

   

Sam Allgood:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 80's

Designation:  

Program Director

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

Jeff Anderson:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

9/1/89 to 6/28/93 & 7/7/95 to 9/6/99

Designation:  

NCOIC CI, T&C, TV Ops

Duties:  

Initially started as Master Control Operator in 1989. Network Studio operations in 11/89. Stationed at Quarry Heights with the SCN Mobile unit during "Operation Just Cause." After the invasion, Jeff stayed in Studio Operations until his infamous July 4th explosion and was transferred to T&C.

One month after LTC Jerry White came on board as SCN Commander Jeff was transferred back to Studio Operations where he stayed until PCS'ing to Lowry AFB in June 1993.

Jeff returned to SCN in July of 1995 where he worked first in Master Control and then back to Network Studio Operations. He stayed in the studio until May of 1996 when he became the NCOIC of Command Information for one month.

He went on to become NCOIC of Master Control and then NCOIC of T&C which evolved into TV Operations where he served as the NCOIC of TV Operations until SCN closed its doors for the last time. 

Among his many achievements, Jeff hosted "Canal Country", did "Program Notes" with Paul Kloss as the "Channel master" and "Diamond FM Café." 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

In 1999, Jeff said, "SCN is a part of me.  I'll cherish the time I spent there and in Panama for the rest of my life."

Most recent info:  

(webmasters note: Since 2001, Jeff was caught up in multiple tours to Kuwait and Iraq where he was repeatedly recalled to duty there totaling more than 2 years of duty in that region with seemingly unending repetitious extensions and redeployments. It is my understanding that e is currently back in Atlanta. Similar situations have affected many other SCN'ers.)

Last known Location:  

Jeff has moved to Atlanta Georgia and Fort McPherson where he is working as an Active duty/Reserve component liaison. 

Last known EM:  

{jeffandy23yahoocom}

   

Sarah Armstrong:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Traffic

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

Todd Armstrong

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Production & Master Control

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

Nuria E. Arosemena:
 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Secretary to SCN Commander

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Known by the SCN staff as, "Mrs. A." 

Biographic Details:  

Mrs. A left SCN after many years and went to work for civil engineers

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

She has since retired and is living in Panama

Last known EM:  

NA

  

James Avetta:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1989 - 1992

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

Jim worked in SCN engineering

Trivia:  

Nicknamed, "Wild man Jimmy Avetta”  

married to Gladys

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently in Dallas, Texas

Last known EM:  

NA

   

SPC Marcy Bahls:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

SCN Honduras?

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

SSG David Barrette:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1989 - 1992

Designation:  

Radio, News & CI 

Duties:  

 

Dave worked in Radio hosting the morning show, afternoon show, Canal Country, and the Rock Block

anchored the TV newscasts and served as a reporter. 

He also wrote and helped produce the last year of SCN's "Just for Kids Program." 

Trivia:  

The only reporter crazy enough to go into a giant nest of killer bees to get a story.... wearing a "Bee suit" no less.....

Biographic Details:  

Upon graduation from x-ray and medic school at Brook Army Medical Center, he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston for three weeks as an x-ray tech. Then the Army made him a Broadcast Journalist , no school, (already had 7 years as a civilian DJ and 4 communications degree) and sent him to Japan.

David PCS’ed in 1993 for a position in radio at that AFRTS Newscenter in Washington, D.C. 

He retired on a medical discharge Dec. 1997, worked for the government for a brief time and then retired permanently in 2002.  

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

He now lives near Strasburg, VA near the George Washington National Forest, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. 

He’s also found a new niche as a landscape artist. The tourists will buy just about anything.

Last known Location:  

Strasburg, VA 

Last known EM:  

{DaBarreaolcom}

 

Jeanine Battise:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1988 - 1990

Designation:  

News and Radio

Duties:  

Worked in news and radio.

Trivia:  

Married to Mike Battise 

Biographic Details:  

NA 

Quote:  

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Most recent info:  

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Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

Mike Battise:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1988 - 1990

Designation:  

News, Videographer

Duties:  

Mike was a videographer who worked in both news and CI. He shot a lot of the footage after “Operation Just Cause” when SCN was allowed to tag along with the media press pool and visit some of the different places where Noriega forces had been

Trivia:  

Married to Jeanine Battise 

Biographic Details:  

NA 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SFC Charles Beatty:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1988 - 1990

Designation:  

Master Control, NCOIC Broadcast Ops

Duties:  

Beatty was in charge of Master Control and later worked as the NCOIC of Broadcast operations. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Retired

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Robert Broils:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Army. Videographer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Nicknamed "The Rock"

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGM Gerald Bryza:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1987 - 1991

Designation:  

NCOIC Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

His wife, Edie, helped to feed the troops during Operation Just Cause.

Biographic Details:  

Retired as SGM.  

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Working for Rogers State University (website note: probably referring to Oral Roberts University).

Last known Location:  

Currently in Claremore, OK

Last known EM:  

{SDEE18aolcom}

 

Gerald Bryza Jr:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1987 - 1991

Designation:  

Volunteer & student hire

Duties:  

Young Jerry, son or Gerald Sr, volunteered in Traffic and Continuity in addition to other sections.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He served in the USAF as a broadcaster from 1996 - 2000

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Currently works for U.S. Army Europe, as a AV Production Specialist 

Last known Location:  

Heidelberg, Germany

Last known EM:  

{bdg_designhotmailcom}

  

MSG Peter J Burt:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1984 - 1990 and 1997 - 1999

Designation:  

Station Manager SCN Honduras

Duties:  

Had two tours at SCN. 

During his first tour "Pedro" set a record for manning the SCN site at Honduras which was never matched. 

During the second tour he was the network 1st sergeant. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He retired from the military

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

{burtpjhotmailcom}

    

Tony Butello:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

News

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

John Carpenter:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 80's

Designation:  

TV Master Control

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

Gary Chadwick:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

SCN News

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Steve Cherney:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Production

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

LT Col Christopher T.  Cleaver:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1984 - 1986

Designation:  

XO (executive Officer)

Duties:  

Lt. Col. Cleaver was the executive officer for SCN, managing operations for two television and two radio stations.

Awards & Trivia:  

His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal

Lt. Col. Cleaver is an avid outdoorsman and fly fisherman.  He holds membership in the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society, numerous environmental organizations and is the former president of Dauphin Chapter Trout Unlimited.

Biographic Details:  

Graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1983 with a bachelor of arts degree in communications.

Has a master's degree in strategic studies from Air University, Maxwell AFB and is also a graduate of the Squadron Officers School, in residence; Air Command and Staff College; the Defense Information School's Public Affairs Officers Course; Broadcast Managers Course; and the Air War College, in residence.

Lt. Col. Cleaver received his commission through ROTC at Bloomsburg University in 1983.

His first assignment was as deputy public affairs officer, Mather Air Force Base, Calif., in 1983.

From there he was assigned to U.S. Southern Command at Fort Clayton, Panama. 

His next assignment was as public affairs officer for the 303rd Tactical Missile Wing, RAF Molesworth, England.

During his assignment, he was awarded the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-outstanding community relations award in 1987 and outstanding media relations program in 1988

His next assignment was as deputy, public affairs plans, U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Fla., in 1988.  Lt. Col. Cleaver wrote public affairs plans and guidance for U.S. forces assigned to Central Command's area of responsibility, which included Southeast Asia and the Northern Horn of Africa.

Cleaver ended his active duty service in 1990.  He joined the Pennsylvania National Guard that same year.  Since joining the Guard, he has handled dozens of high-level deployments and military initiatives.  In support of public affairs programs, he has deployed internationally to the Azores, Canada, Haiti, Jamaica, Kuwait, Lithuania, Paraguay, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

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Most recent info:  

Lt. Col. Cleaver and his wife Elizabeth reside in Lebanon County, PA with their two children. He is the public affairs officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard.  In this position he is the spokesman for the adjutant general and the 21,000-member Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard and and is currently matriculated in Temple University's Graduate Journalism and Public Relations program.

Last known Location:  

Lebanon County, PA

Last known EM:  

{c-ccleaverstatepaus}

  

Tony "T" Clemento:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1977 - 1981

Designation:  

Radio DJ & TV Personality

Duties:  

Tony T (Tiger) was an on air personality. He was well known as a radio DJ and in his work on a few episodes of the "Que Pasa" TV program. He also directed some TV.

Tony was the last DJ on the air when the Canal Zone era officially ended and the first DJ which entered into the era beginning the final 2 decades of transformation into Panama. 

The final song of the CZ era was "The Way We Were." 

Tony worked all of the board shifts from Graveyard to mornings. He finished his tour in Panama as the morning man but the afternoons were his favorite. He always ended his show with, "That's gonna do it for me. Tony T as always, stand tall and keep it ever ever so tight."

Tony used to have characters on the show such as the Godfather and these adoring females who used to say his name in a very sultry manner.

Trivia:  

On  humorous note, after leaving SCN, Tony was on board ship for an oil company transiting the canal. The Canal pilot came on board, who usually goes directly to the Captain of the vessel but this time, he walked right past the Captain and put his arm around Tony and said, "Tony T, where the hell have you been?!! My daughter and I were just talking about you last night." The Captain talked about that incident for weeks! 

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently in Clarksville, TN working as an insurance agent.

Last known EM:  

{dachsie_daddyyahoocom}

  

SSG Darryl Scott Dalley:    

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Feb 4, 1986 - Feb 1990 and Aug 1991 - June 1994

Designation:  

Master Control & TV Programmer

Duties:  

Had two tours at SCN. 

He was assigned as the NCOIC of Master Control in the old engineer room with 16mm projectors and 4 VTR’s. 

After 3 years in MCO, he began working for Ken Fries, the Chief of broadcast operations making movie guides, "coming attractions and community bulletin."

He was later put in charge of Traffic & Continuity just before Just Cause, replacing SFC Bill Powell. Austin Mansfield, Josh Hart and Joan the film librarian worked with him. He continued to help in the studio and did live van shots.

When he returned in 91, he was the NCOIC TV Operations. SFC Bill Wenger arrived, and took over broadcast operations.

Trivia:  

An avid runner who captained many of SCN's Trans-isthmian relay teams during his tours at SCN.

Biographic Details:  

NA  

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

"DD" is now retired, recently married and bought a house in Vacamonte, Panama and has no plans to move.  Darryl invite's all to write to him.

Last known Location:  

Vacamonte, Panama

Last known EM:  

{panama_is_my_nameyahoocom}

  

Rogelio De Franza:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SSG Melvin De Rixey:

  De Rixey's Actor's Smile Headshot

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1985 - 1986

Designation:  

Field Reporter, Radio

Duties:  

started working at SCN after his Los Angeles Broadcast Unit had performed our 2 week AT at SCN. He was the LA unit's Broadcast NCOIC, Directing the SCN Community Scene News program during their 2 week stay.

Upon returning to SCN, he started working as a field reporter covering the about town reports and other news events for the Community Scene Program. He was later assigned to the radio section hosting the "East of Midnight" Radio program and also filling in for some of the other air personalities hosting their programs. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Mr De Rixey has 40 years experience in television, film, radio, broadcast industry business. 

 

He was an Army Reservist from Los Angeles (originally born in Pennsylvania, raised in New York).

Started his broadcasting career at an early age at a local television station in 1965, as a student producer for a teen television show, since that time he has worked on and off Broadway and television as an actor, appeared in numerous television series and films, directed and produced for television, been an on air radio personality in NY, D.C. LA , a radio program director here in Los Angeles, a US Army broadcast officer, and print journalist. he has also worked as a field reporter for ABC Television affiliate, in South America, Panama, and parts of the Caribbean and Latin America. 

 

After leaving SCN, he returned to LA, started doing Voice Over seminars between LA and New York, got back into Stage and Television Acting. He later went AGR (Active Guard Reserve) as SFC De Rixey in Los Angeles for a few years as the Broadcast and Training NCOIC for an Army Unit. He got out went back to his entertainment roots. He returned to school to update all of his TV/Film training in addition to completing Film School

 

Mr. De Rixey holds credentials in TV, Radio, and Print Journalism; he also holds credentials in tv/film directing and producing, theater, tv/film editing, digital audio engineering, and music composition. Mr. De Rixey has taught Broadcasting, Voice-over, digital audio engineering, and Microsoft applications at various educational facilities, workshops, and community forums.

 

In addition to numerous awards, in 1991, Mr. De Rixey, received the Golden Star Halo Award, from the Southern California Motion Picture Council Hollywood, for his achievements to the Television, and Motion Picture Industry as a Producer, Director, and Actor.  In 2006, he worked for the NBC Television “American Idol” spin-off show “America’s Got Talent” as a talent producer. 

Quote:  

Looking forward to hearing from other SCN'ers

Most recent info:  

Melvyn De Rixey is a father of four (2 Sons  2 Daughters)

 

Mr. De Rixey is currently Producer/Director for his own TV/Film Production Company, KIMOA Broadcast Entertainment, Hollywood, a studio director and producer for The American Radio and Television Network in Hollywood, he is co-manager for “Rahmlee” Michael Davis a former member of “Earth, Wind and Fire and “Phil Collins Grammy award winning musical groups. Mr. De Rixey has combine his professional NY and Hollywood skills teaching in various workshops and college level classes in Computer Applications, Music Engineering (Pro Tools), 3D Film Animation, and  Radio and Television Broadcasting. He is currently working on Network Television and Film Projects.

Last known Location:  

Los Angeles, CA

Last known EM:  

{kimoabroadcastentyahoocom}

  

Eric De Sedas:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Student summer hire

Duties:  

Eric came on board as a student summer hire, finishing up his last semesters to become an electronic engineer.

Administrative problems at CPO failed to make him a permanent employee and he left SCN to work at the Pan Canal Commission where he was responsible for fiber optic communications at the Commission. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

At present he is one of the chief engineers for Bell South in Panama.

Last known Location:  

Panama

Last known EM:  

{edesedasbellsouthnetpa}

  

Don Dye:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

mid 1980's

Designation:  

Production & Announcer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

MSG Jerry Elliott:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

The last time Ian Knight saw retired MSG Jerry Elliott he was selling cars at Boone Ford in Olympia, WA. That was in early 1997.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Olympia, Washington 1997

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Pamela Fischbach:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Brenda Flores (Peña) Kendrick     (Yep! All those names at SCN):

 

 

  

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1982 - 1984 and 1992 - 1994 and 1996 - 1998

Designation:  

News 84F, Programming, Radio & TV Ops Broadcast Chief

Duties:  

1982 - 1984 Began in the news department as an 84F, shooting and editing for Matt Townsend and Don Hammond.  Mid-year 1984 Brenda moved to T&C and automated the spot tracking system on an Apple computer. 

1992 - 1994  She returned to SCN as a SSG and worked in the Programming department with Mr. Ruben Webster. Brenda says she learned a lot in that section. 

1996 - 1998 On her third tour at SCN she was a SFC and worked in Radio and TV operations, until given the job as Broadcast Chief. Worked for a really great boss Mr. Paul Kloss. 

Trivia:  

Brenda met her current husband of 9 happy years, Ty Kendrick at SCN in July 1998. 

Biographic Details:  

After her first SCN tour, she PCSed to Fort Sill, OK and became a Drill Sergeant, then worked in a PAO shop and off to BNCOC at Lowry AFB where after graduation she stayed on as an instructor and then headed back to Panama for her second tour.

After her second SCN tour, she left SCN and went to Fort Sam Houston, TX.

After her 3rd SCN tour, she left SCN for the last time and returned to Fort Sam Houston, TX to the same job she left in 1996. 

In December 1999 Brenda retired to civilian life. 

Quote:  

When remembering her really great boss, Paul Kloss, Brenda said, "Don't we wish all bosses could be like him." 

Most recent info:  

Brenda's career has taken her to a Professional Employer Organization as the Training Administrator and Ty manages a Leslie’s Pool Supply Store. 

Last known Location: 

Brenda and her husband, Ty Kendrick live in Tampa, Florida and are getting ready to celebrate nine happy years of marriage. 

Last known EM:  

{bpkendrickyahoocom}

   

Burt Foley:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Major Andreas Friederich:
 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Early 80's

Designation:  

Army. SCN Commander

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Andy Friedrich is now the deputy director of AFRTS

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SFC Ken Fries:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Chief of Broadcast Ops

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Mark Gabbert:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

   

SGT Avid Garcia:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1986 - 1990

Designation:  

TV Master Control, Studio Ops

Duties:  

Worked in TV Master Control and SCN Studio Operations.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He went on to become an instructor at the Army’s basic video production course and an SGL at the NCO academy at Lowry AFB in Denver Colorado. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

He retired and is currently working for Direct TV. 

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Manny Garcia:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1982 - 1985

Designation:  

Production

Duties:  

Manny began in Master Control and eventually moved to the News Department doing ENG work. 

He worked at all levels of the SCN News program, to include C.G. operator, studio camera, audio, T.D. and director of the live, evening newscasts. 

He also served as a reporter, videographer, and editor for many of the news stories aired on the program. As with most SCN personnel, he was able to receive great OJT at all production levels of a television station. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

After three memorable years in Panama, Manny was stationed at Ft. Knox, KY for the remaining six months of his enlistment.

In 1996 he was then hired at KBIM-TV in Roswell, NM in the Production Department, where he worked for one year. 

In 1987 he began working for the Spanish-language television network, Univision, in the Network Operations Department in Laguna Niguel, CA, and eventually moving to Miami for one year after Univision moved the Operations Department there.

In 1993 Manny relocated to El Paso to complete his B.A. in Journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) while working part-time at the CBS affiliate, KDBC-TV, in the Production Department.

After graduating in 1997, he remained at UTEP as a Technical Associate, responsible for the University's videoconferencing operations.

In 1998 he relocated to CA to work at Directv, moving into their Ad Sales/Traffic Operations Department where he culminated his career with the company as a Traffic Manager in 2006. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

He is now semi-retired, living and working as a freelancer in Denver, CO.

Last known Location:  

Denver, CO.

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SP4 Ruben Garcia:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Jan 1986 to Dec 1988

Designation:  

Broadcast engineer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Currently living in Colorado as Chief Engineer for Colorado Satellite Broadcasting

Last known Location:  

Colorado

Last known EM:  

{rgarcianoofcom}

 

JO2 Barry Garman:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1986 - 1990

Designation:  

News Anchor

Duties:  

Barry was the main news anchor during his military stint at SCN. Barry left the military around 89 and was hired as news director.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

LTC Bob Gaylord:     (Retired Brigadier General)
  

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

June 1988 - June 1990

Designation:  

Army  SCN Commander

Duties:  

He was the commander during Just Cause and set the standard for operations during an armed conflict for AFRTS stations. He was very instrumental in getting the SCN cable TV operational. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Served extensively overseas, including Vietnam

Was selected to head radio and television operations Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm 

Other assignments include: Army Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, Washington DC; First Sr US Spokesperson, US forces in Bosnia; Commander AFN Europe; 

Army Recruiting Command as the Deputy Commanding General responsible for all recruiting east of the Mississippi, Europe and Puerto Rico.

Retired from the Army January 2005 as Brigadier General; Deputy Commanding General (East), US Army Recruiting Command, Ft Knox, KY

Quote:  

General Gaylord explained his wife's attachment to their home in Virginia saying, "when a mortar round exploded in our backyard in Panama (Operation Urgent Fury), I promised my wife a house where there would be no more moves and no more shrapnel in her daisies."

Most recent info:  

General Gaylord is currently a management and strategic communications consultant, and serves on several Boards. He is married with one daughter and two granddaughters.

Last known Location: 

Virginia 

Last known EM:  

{gaylordreaolcom}

  

Ron Goldberg:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1977 - 1980 and 19?? - 1988

Designation:  

Program Director

Duties:  

Mr. Goldberg was SCN’s program director, the third PD at SCN. He replaced Gerry Fry who was PD for 12 years. 

Ron was PD the first time during the treaty negotiations era. He brought the recognized, "Looking out for you" image package that was very popular throughout the command.

Ron did another tour of five years late 80s to the early 90s.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He left the network and went to work at Fort Clayton’s building 95 and USARSO where he stayed until retiring in 1999. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Ron is now retired and still trying to break par. 

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

{RGold4404aolcom}

 

SFC Ulice Graham:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Karl S. Hagen:

  

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Summer Hire

Duties:  

Karl was a high school summer hire that loved to work with computers.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Don Hammond:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1981 - 1984

Designation:  

News Anchor & Radio DJ

Duties:  

scn production making spots 

six months later started a country radio show on the weekends

then became morning guy on radio for a year when Thom Whetson left 

then went to the news desk.

anchored the news and Tony Butera did sports. 

Trivia:  

His last year at scn in 84, went to the Atlantic side for airborne school and jungle expert school. 

got both badges despite almost being killed in both schools.

Biographic Details:  

1974 - 1978     25 th Division Infantry US Army.

1979 - 1980     WLVV - WCNW Radio in Fairfield, OH

1980 - 1986     AFRTS  broadcast Ops, anchor, production & reporting

1986 - 1989     Anchor / Reporter WLOX Biloxi, MS

1989 - 1991     Morning & noon Anchor/Reporter KCRA Sacramento, CA

1991 - 1994     SIX & 11 Anchor WKEF Dayton, OH

1994 - 1997     Morning & noon Anchor/Reporter KENS San Antonio, TX

1997 - 2000     Morning & noon Anchor / Reporter WKYC Cleveland, OH

2000 - 2003     Anchor / Reporter WDTN Dayton, OH     2004     Freelance Reporter WXIN Indianapolis    Anchor  WXIX Cincinnati, OH

                       Anchor/Reporter WKEF & WRGT Dayton, OH 

2005 - 2006     Washington DC Bureau Chief News Central White House &  Capital for 60+ stations

Awards:  

Awards: Keith L Ware Army Broadcast Award for nightly news anchor from SCN, Panama CZ

EMMY for 2002 Vanwert OH Tornado Coverage. Anchored Wall to Wall during Storm.

EMMY Nomination 1993 For “Cash or Combat” Vietnam War Scandal Revealed.

AP Ohio Best Reporter 2nd Place 2002.

Most recent info:  

2006 - Present     M-F 6PM Anchor, 10 & 11PM Report. 

                            Fri - Sat Anchor all shows

Last known Location:  

Dayton, OH

Last known EM:  

{dehammondwkefsbgnetcom}

 

Dave Hanavin:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Baltimore?

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Melina Ziehm-Hanavin:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Master Control

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Baltimore?

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SP4 Don Hardin:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Sept 71 - Nov 75 and Nov 77 - May 80 

Designation:  

Army 71R. Radio & TV production specialist, Engineering

Duties:  

Worked for a short time as TV Sportscaster, then as Morning Show News Anchor on Radio. Worked as staff announcer working up to a short lived stint as Morning Show DJ. Moved over to the TV side of the operation and worked as Technical Director and Audio/Film Chain operator. Then worked with Woody Holbrook in TV production administration. 

Realizing the career limitations in the production side of broadcasting, he succeeded in getting the opportunity to help the engineering staff and finally working there full time. 

On his second tour, he was in Engineering for the full duration of his tour. Responsible for recommending the Stand-Up board for the AM radio studio, helped install the FM studio and the FM Automation system (later became the engineer responsible for the automation system, affectionately known as "Mother") Also rewired the TV Audio system after the 'new' color Grass Valley video switcher was installed.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

After the Army, he went to work with RCA Americom in New Jersey (the company which assisted with the installation of the satellite antenna up on the hill behind SCN, next to the MP dog kennels). Worked with RCA as broadcast engineer for the studio/editing center that had the contract with the movie channel Showtime. Worked his way over to the Satellite Earth Station operations and later promoted to supervisor of the RCA Earth Station in Houston. 

After RCA went to work as City Operations Manager for Argo Communications in Houston, a satellite based long distance company. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Currently working with Alcatel/Lucent Communications in Plano, Texas in technical support for the software development group of Class 4 Telephone switches and our next generation Voice over IP tandem switch. Still married to wife Lynn, has two sons, Geoff who was born in Panama at the end of his first tour and Wesley, who was born 5 months after getting out of the Army and the end of his second tour.

Last known Location:  

Plano, Texas

Last known EM:  

{spikevalkyrieriderscom}

 

SFC Josh Hart:

  

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1986 - 1989 and 1996 - 1999

Designation:  

Radio announcer

Duties:  

The man with the golden voice! Josh worked in a lot of sections at SCN to include T&C, Radio, CI, and as the training NCO.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently assigned to the Fort Bragg North Carolina.

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SPC Willie Hearn:

  

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Videographer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Barry Hines:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Production

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SSGT Greg Holmes:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

TV

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Nickname "Gumby"

Married to SGT Teresa O'Brien

Biographic Details:  

Just made MSgt in Spring of 2001

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Valerie Homa:

  

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Community bulletin, Asst editor newspaper

Duties:  

Valerie did the command radio and TV community bulletin primarily and later on became assistant editor on the newspaper.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

LTC Michael C. Honey:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 80's 

Designation:  

Army. SCN Commander 

Duties:  

The first of the SCN commanders to train a year within the broadcast industry at CNN and WTBS.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Michael F. Horn:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1978 - 1980

Designation:  

USAF. TV, Ops & radio 

Duties:  

Worked in TV ops, radio and on air TV.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently in Hurst, TX

Last known EM:  

{rosevineboyyahoocom}

 

SSG Samuel Howe:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s.

Designation:  

NCOIC of the SCN admin section. 

Duties:  

Also was the Coach of the SCN basketball team.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Millie Hurtado:

  

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980 - 1999

Designation:  

Budget Chief

Duties:  

Millie came to SCN to fill the slot of budget chief till Oct. 1999.  Millie's professionalism and dedication to her job gave the SCN commanders less gray hairs and more restful nights.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently living in Panama.

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Teresa Hutsenpillar:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

John Hutt III:

  

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Trish Ingle:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

89 or 90?

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

Produced videos at TASC and then got a job with SCN in 1989 or 1990. She worked at SCN for two years.  She was seen on SCN in a commercial for ID card security.

Trivia:  

Her husband was a pilot out of Howard.

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Ken James:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Production & Master Control

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Possibly a DJ for AFN Germany

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGM Jimmy Jeffries:

 

Current Status:  

Deceased

Tour of Duty:  

???? - 1991

Designation:  

NCOIC

Duties:  

Was the SCN SGM until retiring in 1988 and going to work as the assistant chief of engineering. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He left SCN in 1991 and went to AFKN in Korea where he became the Chief engineer. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

He passed away TDY at an AFRTS conference in LA Feb 10th, 1996 at the age of 56.

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SFC Richard W. Jenkins:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SGT Larry Jones:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Brenda Flores (Peña) Kendrick:
  
  • See Brenda Flores for full bio
Chip Kilgore:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Kirk S. Kinley:

 

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

May 78 - May  81

Designation:  

Army SSG. Engineering

Duties:  

Worked in the Engineering dept during his tour at SCN. 

Involved in building first 11 meter TVRO on Gunn Hill to bring in the real time network news from the states.

Participated in coverage of the Canal Treaty Implementation Ceremonies in October  1979

Spent many hours shooting ENG footage around the CZ & Panama

Covered military exercises at Rio Hato from a helicopter

Shot tour of the USS Nautilus while in port at Rodman Naval Station

Trivia:  

Was also a member of the Road Knights Motorcycle Club from Albrook Air Force Station

Biographic Details:  

After SCN, was assigned to TASA until his retirement in 86. He left Panama to work for John O'Connor in the TAMFO program supporting the Navy on the west coast.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently living in El Cajon, CA.

Last known EM:  

{kskinleyhomecom}

 

Bettina Kluever Knaack

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Early 80s.

Designation:  

USAF Broadcast Journalist

Duties:  

Stationed in Panama during Operation Just Cause as an AF Broadcast Journalist at SCN.

Worked in many areas of specialties including news reports, radio (80's show) and helped Dave Hanson's kiddie show.

Also updated the community bulletin every morning and was stage manager for anchor Dan Holmes.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

After SCN went to the AFNEWS RPC (Regional Production Center) at Ramstein AB, Germany. 

Went to Saudi Arabia for Desert Storm. 

Got out of the AF in '95. 

She married her husband, whom she met at Ramstein and moved to Oklahoma with him. 

Joined the Kansas Air National Guard in '97, retrained into photography and transferred to the Washington (state) ANG in Aug of '98. 

Got out the following year after she had her daughter. 

Had a son in 2001 and rejoined the Guard after her husband retired in '04. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

was a TSgt at the 194th Regional Support Wing as the Visual Information manager.

Currently with the Washington State ANG

Feature

Last known Location:  

Washington state

Last known EM:  

{bknaack04yahoocom}

Facebook page

Ian Knight:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Oct 80 to Oct 82

Designation:  

NCOIC Army Staff Sergeant

Duties:  

Network Radio NCOIC. Worked with Thom Wheston and Don Hammond.

Trivia:  

SSG Gerry Elliott and SP5 Matt Townsend also were on board at that time.

 

John Stauter and Ian crossed professional paths several times over the next few years as he finally got the Army to move him to Public Affairs and AFRTS.

 

The last time Ian saw retired MSG Jerry Elliott he was selling cars at Boone Ford in Olympia, WA. That was in early 1997.

Biographic Details:  

Ian went on to serve AFRTS assignments in Korea and Italy retiring as a Public Affairs Sergeant Major in late 1997.  

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Retired from Army in 97.

Last known Location:  

Ian now resides in Redondo Beach, California.

Last known EM:  

{iansurfcomcastnet} or {Smajsurfgmailcom}

  

Bill Knowles:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 80s.

Designation:  

SCN Chief Engineer

Duties:  

Not certain if this is the same Bill Knowles that was at SCN in the 60's & 70's

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

John C. Knowles:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGT James C. Kresge Jr:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

June 1985 to  Jan 1989 and Oct 1991 to Jan 1998

Designation:  

Engineer, NCOIC

Duties:  

Started out as Radio Engineer, then became Shift Engineer. 

Upon return to SCN in 1991 became Shift Supervisor, then NCOIC Maintenance (1994) and NCOIC, Engineering (1996). 

Hosted "Transcontinental Rock" on SCN FM from October 1985 to October 1988 as a volunteer. The success of the program (which was pre-recorded and played on the Control 16 Automation System) led to the switch of live radio programming from AM to FM in October 1988. 

Selected as ABS Engineering Supervisor of the Year in 1994. Provided engineering support to SCN Honduras since SCN assumed operational control in 1987, including designing, along with SFC Josh Hart & SPC Marcy Bahls the SCN facility in Honduras. 

Other projects he was involved with during his tours were 24 Hour TV operations, AFRTS BMAC encryption, MMDS System, Digital Radio Studios, Post Production facility reconstruction, Live remote TV broadcasting from the Atlantic Side, Numerous Radio & TV remote broadcasts, Control 16, Audio Vault/CORE 2000 Radio Automation systems.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

After second tour at SCN, followed on Television-Audio Support Activity in Sacramento, CA as a Project Engineer, traveling around the world installing English Language training systems and supporting AFRTS until November 1, 2002. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Retired as an SFC from the Army on Jan 31, 2003 and accepted a civilian Staff Engineer position with HQ Army Broadcasting Service in Alexandria, VA where he is currently residing.

Last known Location:  

Alexandria, VA

Last known EM:  

{jckresgenetscapenet}

  

SP4 David LaCroix:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s. 

Designation:  

TV, "About Town"

Duties:  

Dave worked primarily for the TV side of the house. Produced segments of "About Town," that highlighted restaurants and hotels throughout Panama. Dave was the only person to interview an iguana for SCN-TV.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently in Texas  

Last known EM:  

{DLacr99245aolcom} 

  

Randy Lawson:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1985 - apx 1988?

Designation:  

USAF. DJ

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Before SCN, Randy worked for WBST in Muncie IN 1982 

WERK in Muncie 1983 

WNDE Indianapolis IN 1984 

WZZY Muncie IN 1984

After SCN, Randy worked for EBS Radio & TV USAF in Turkey 1991

WMDH  in Muncie IN 1993 

WSHW/WILO  in Frankfort IN 1998 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Randy is currently Mornings and Operatons Director at Adult Contemporary WSHW-FM and Ops Dir at Talk WILO, Frankfort, Indiana. 

Randy says (Aug 2002), "I'm also running Lawson Productions, producing sweepers, liners, ID's & commercials for small & medium market stations." 

Last known Location:  

Frankfort, Indiana.

Last known EM:  

{randyrandylawsoncom}

  

Jim Lee:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Editor Newspaper

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Steven Lee:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Harvey Lemuel:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SSG George O. Lewallen III:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Gary Little:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1977 - 1984

Designation:  

SCN Newspaper

Duties:  

Traveled with the 79th Army Band and Jumping Ambassadors throughout Panama on several trips.

Trivia:  

Had the distinction of processing the last car through the old Canal Zone system. 

Biographic Details:  

Assigned to Grissom AFB , IN for 11 months and chosen to return as NCOIC of Howard PA shop, later moving up to the Com. Rel. position South Com Hdqtrs.  until his retirement August of 89. 

Gary was the escort with the CNN news team that got the footage showing Noriega's henchmen switching clothes and attacking  Ford and others. Gary  took him from the US embassy where he had been hiding to Quarry Heights where he was debriefed and then to Howard where a C-141 was waiting to take him to Andrews. Gary is still waiting for his promised breakfast at the O'club.

Went to St. Louis , MO for a few years and worked in the golf business. 

Offered a Job in Austin, Tex, with a communications consultant firm. Got
down sized, went to work for Goldsmith as tech advisor, and with Dell for a short time, before coming to AT&T.  Having fun ever since. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Still living in Austin, TX working for AT&T with wife, Odilia, two daughters, Nancy 26 (and married) and Lindsey 16.

Last known Location:  

Austin, TX 

Last known EM:  

{gwlittleattcom} 

  

Jerome Lyons:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Austin Mansfield:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 80's

Designation:  

Traffic & Continuity

Duties:  

Worked with Darryl Dalley and Josh Hart. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Cheryl Martin:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Traffic

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Larry Martinez:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Production

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SSG Joan J. Mathis:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Karl I. Mattader:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGT John McCormick:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

TV

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Julia McNair:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s

Designation:  

Command information chief

Duties:  

Was the first chief of what eventually became the command information section for the network. Julia started as a volunteer with lots of TV production experience. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Julia is currently working for the navy in the D.C. area.

Last known Location:  

Washington, DC

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGT David McNally:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 86 - 89

Designation:  

SCN News Reporter – TV Producer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Dave and Mateo Simons went TDY to CNN and WTBS to train and brought back the first computer graphics image package for SCN.

Biographic Details:  

NA

Awards & Quotes:  

Won 1st Thomas Jefferson award for the network in TV production. 

Most recent info:  

Dave retired as a Sergeant First Class in April 2003. 

Currently Broadcast Operations NCO for AFN Korea in Seoul (http://afnkorea.com). 

Last known Location:  

South Korea

Last known EM:  

{mcnallydmaccom}

SGT Marshall Michaels:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SSGT David T. Miller:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SFC Robert J Moeller:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s

Designation:  

Programming?

Duties:  

Helped out on the first stages of computer utilization for programming logs. 

Trivia:  

Bob had more college degrees than he had stripes. 

Biographic Details:  

After SCN he went to DINFOS to share some of his knowledge.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGT Enrique Monte:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

198? - 1987

Designation:  

Master control & camera 

Duties:  

At SCN, he worked at master control and camera man for news. Worked in news as a shooter. 

Trivia:  

He did two tours in Panama. The first one as an instructor at the school of the Americas, Ft. Gulick.

Biographic Details:  

Later worked at 55th Signal (Combat Camera)

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Presently retired.

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Kent Moore:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980 - 1985

Designation:  

SCN Program Director

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Somewhere in Texas

Last known EM:  

{kentmoortexasnet} 

  

Capt Anne Morris:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Sept 86 - June 89

Designation:  

SCN Deputy Commander

Duties:  

Worked under Lt Colonel Honey and Lt Colonel Gaylord.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Currently a Lt Colonel at SAF/PA at the Pentagon living in Northern Virginia since Aug 2000.

Last known Location:  

living in Northern Virginia

Last known EM:  

(Griftonaolcom)

  

PFC Derrick Murray:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

 

     

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