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  • All names & info are from the collective memories of our SCN'ers

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Kim R. Nickerson:

 

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 Teresa A. O'Brien:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s

Designation:  

USAF. Engineer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Later Terri married AF Sgt Greg Holmes. 

Biographic Details:  

After Terri got out, she  finished her days in Panama working for TASC as a photographer.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

JO1 Don Pace:

 

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

 

Hermelinda Paniagua:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently living in Panama

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Airman Patrick Pelton:

 

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
SFC Bill Powell:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 80's

Designation:  

In Charge of Traffic & Continuity

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SP4 Jaime L. Powell:

 

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 Karen M. Price:

 

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

 

Ron (Frenchy) Provencher:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

86 - 90

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

{rolinsoweganet}

 

SSG Russell Reed:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1983 - 1986

Designation:  

Master control, NCOIC 

Duties:  

Russ started out as a Master Control Operator, then became NCOIC of Traffic and Continuity, went on to become NCOIC of TV Spot Production Section, wrote, directed and produced PSAs and Promos for channel line up during primetime. 

Managed the Satellite Duplication Facility, down-linked programs and edited out commercials and sent copies to navy ships in the area and to the AFRTS Operation in Honduras. 

Became NCOIC of Television Operations responsible for all of the on-air operations. Assisted National Guard and Reserve units during their annual training.  As the most Senior Television Production Specialist assigned to SCN, supervised the lighting of studio sets and trained station personnel in all aspects of TV production to prepare for the skill qualification tests. 

Appeared as Santa and read letters from kids between Saturday morning programs and made numerous appearances as Santa around the base. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Retired in May 1986 and returned to Seattle, Washington. Taught video production, then was hired by the cable company to assist citizens to create programs for the community access channel. Produced several independent video projects

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

{rustyallan_98yahoocom}

 

SGT Jaime Rodriguez:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s

Designation:  

Assistant to SSG Howe. 

Duties:  

He was also the "Go to guy" to procure items from  downtown.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

A sgt and later an officer in the reserve.

Last place he moved to was Ft Huachuca in a Budget position.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Robert Rogers:

 

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 Christina Rudman:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1985 - 1988

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Tom Saleeby :

 

 

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

 

Rick E. Sanchez:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s

Designation:  

Summer hire. 

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Seeking better job opportunities, with his college degree from Texas and TV production skills, he became Chief of the ETV section at TASC, Ft. Clayton.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SSG Jose E. Santana:

 

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

 

Maj Peter Satterly:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

SCN Commander

Duties:  

Commanding officer in charge of SCN

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

MSGT Larry Sawell:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s

Designation:  

USAF. Engineer, TV

Duties:  

Was the voice for station I.D.s. 

Originally he was an engineer that crossed over to TV.  

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

An LA native, Larry retired and went to work at Disney World. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SSGT Brian J. Scheer:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Van Engineer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Benny H. Shanks, Jr:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Army

Duties:  

Upon entering the doors of SCN as an E-2, announced that he expected to spend his 20 years in the Army right there. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He came back for a second tour lasted 20+ years mostly in AFRTS and recruiting. 

Also was at AFKN in Korea. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Mateo Simons:

 

Current Status:  

Deceased

Tour of Duty:  

1975 - 1999

Designation:  

Graphics Illustrator "Legendary in the history of SCN."

Duties:  

He came to SCN in 1975 after working at the USARSO G-3 Training Aids office. He came on board as an illustrator at a time when SCN was preparing to transmit in color. And has seen the network change over the past 24 years. His graphics and artwork ability have been recognized as some of the best in AFRTS over the years. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Since his retirement on July 1st, 1999,  Mateo enjoyed the retired life at home in Panama.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Mateo passed away from a stroke while resting at home in Panama on Sept 23, 2005. Mateo had just turned 64.

 

Here is a letter from Gerry Fry

It is with great sadness that I must report the sudden and untimely death of our good friend Mateo.  Frank Pereira emailed me today that Mateo succumbed to an apparent stroke yesterday afternoon as he napped in his Panama City home.  He leaves his wife Blanca and three children: Mateo, Edgar and daughter Diana.

 

For those who don’t know Mateo, he is the person I brought into SCN in 1975 to be our graphic artist.  Prior to him, we relied on military artists, but as the Vietnam war raged on, the military services were unable to fill the slot with qualified people.  I civilianized it and after a brief period with a temporary local hire, Mateo came on board.  He stayed until the end – December of 1999.  Not only have we lost a wonderful friend who contributed so much to our beloved network, we have also lost a great reservoir of SCN history, unmatched by any of the rest of us.

 

Mateo’s last posting to our SCN-Panama Yahoo group was one week ago today.  He and I communicated via email on a regular basis, but he was not always comfortable posting to the group for some reason.  I’m going to miss him terribly, and I know that many of you will also. 

Gerry Fry

Last known Location:  

Panama

Last known EM:  

NA

 

SP4 Jeff Smedley:

 

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

  

Dave Smith:

 

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:  

Independence, MO

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SP4 John H. Smith:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

mid 1980'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

  

SSGT Robert K. Smith:

 

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

  

Wendy Spelich:

 

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

 

SP4 John Stauter:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

80? to 82

Designation:  

News Anchor

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Stauter was the 1 man network news anchor team then. In early 1982 Stauter departed SCN to attend Army Officer Candidate School graduating in August, 1982 as a 2LT, Armor.

Biographic Details:  

Later became a Major

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

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

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Mrs Gladys E. Stocker:

 

No photo available

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to 1994

Designation:  

Purchasing & Supplies

Duties:  

Worked in the SCN supply section and helped out ordering and tracking down the status of all SCN supply purchases.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently retired and living in Panama.

Last known EM:  

NA

  

MSG Roger Stolt:

 

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

 

Arnold Talbott:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1971 - 1982

Designation:  

Contract reporter/cameraman for SCN

Duties:  

Russ had a lot of fun working with all of the guys. Gerald Fry was the station manager and later, Kent Moore.

Russ helped start the QUE PASA series with the first SOF reports.

His most memorable story was filming the earthquake relief mission in Managua 1973. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Later, Russ went to work for the National Networks CBS, ABC, NBC NEWS and the SCN experience was invaluable.

Moved from Panama to Lexington, KY transferred to Albuquerque, NM, then Ft. McClellan, AL, worked at NORAD in Colorado Springs, CO.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Married with 2 boys, Eric 14, and Jacob 7. He is a Network/Systems/Operations Manager for Yellow Technologies in Kansas City. Computers and Mainframes are his career now.

Last known Location:  

Currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Last known EM:  

{ArnoldTalbottyellowcorpcom}

  

Jose Toledo:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 80's - 1998

Designation:  

SCN Chief Engineer

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Matt Townsend:

 

Current Status:  

Deceased

Tour of Duty:  

mid 1980's

Designation:  

News dept

Duties:  

shooting & Editing

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

See Newspaper Obituary below.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Matt Townsend 1956 - 2005 

Matt Townsend of Montrose died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at his home. He was 49.

Mr. Townsend was born April 15, 1956, in Grand Junction, to John N. and Ruth Townsend. He spent his childhood in Montrose. He attended school in Maple Grove, Riverside and Uncompahgre. He graduated from Montrose High School in 1974.

He was employed at KREX-KREY TV during his senior year. He served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 24, 1975, to Jan. 31, 1996, as a news anchorman and videographer. He was an instructor for Armed Forces Radio and Television Network. His tours of duty included South Korea and Panama. He freelanced for NBC at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He received many awards while serving in the Army. He retired as master sergeant.

Mr. Townsend moved back to Montrose, where he was employed at KREX-KREY TV, Montrose Daily Press, Parrish Oil Company, Colorado Inn and Blair’s Truck Stop. He was a “homer” for national sports. He was a Beatles fan. He enjoyed gardening, photography, videography, hunting, camping and fishing.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Kahler and her husband Nate of Exeter, Neb., and Joy Townsend of West Palm Beach, Fla.; his mother and stepfather, Ruth and David Smith of Hotchkiss; four brothers, Charles Townsend, Paul Smith and Steven Smith, all of Hotchkiss, and Davey Smith and his wife Tonya of Cedaredge; five sisters, Laurie Townsend and her husband Roy, and Robin Miller and her husband John, all of Hotchkiss, Lucy Skiles and her husband Keith of Montrose, Joyce Shanahan of Red Oak, Iowa, and Kate McDaniel and her husband Tim of Lazear; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Townsend was preceded in death by his father, John N. Townsend; a son, Charles David Townsend; a stepdaughter, Christal Gallob; and a sister, Amy Townsend.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. at Grand View Cemetery in Montrose.

Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements.

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

Delta County Independent News: Matt Townsend Obituary

 

Mario Troncoso:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1988 - 1990

Designation:  

USAF SSGT Engineering

Duties:  

assigned to the engineering team working with Jerry Bryza and other engineers. 

Trivia:  

Volunteer with local Public Access television to maintain two production studios and field equipment. 

Biographic Details:  

1990 - was reassigned from Panama to Norton AFB, CA. Assigned as NCOIC of Combat Camera, Aerospace Audiovisual Service. 
1991 - Left Air Force active duty and joined the NM Air National Guard. Worked for Intel Corporation as a Shift supervisor and Shift Manager of Fab 7, Fab 11, and Fab 7 Assembly and Test. Worked with Intel corporation for 14 years. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Left Intel in 2007 and now working for US Forest Service as an HR Specialist recruiting and placement. 

Last known Location:  

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
Last known EM:  

{mtroncosofsfedus} 

 

SSG Ernest W. Tupper:

 

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

 

TSGT Michael F. Ufferman:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Taught at DINFOS in Ft Meade, MD

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently in Orlando, FL

Last known EM:  

{Ufferdadaolcom}

 

Felix V. Vallone Jr:
 

No photo available

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

November 89 - November 90

Designation:  

TV News; Traffic and Continuity

Duties:  

Responsible for the daily preparation of the Channel 8 & 10 and Cable 14 Master Control TV schedules. Received and accounted for all Television Daily (TD) & Television Weekly (TW) program tapes from the AFRTS Broadcast Center. Used the ONET scheduling software program to create daily TV schedules and provide advance copies to the Command Group. Worked with TV Tape Librarian to dub restricted TV programs for later use on SCN Cable 14. Compiled Monthly Manpower and Equipment Survey (MOMES) data for submission to Command Group. Worked with TV Master Controllers to ensure they had the proper TV programs and Command Information spots in the right order on the correct days. Assisted the TV Production Department in the daily production of SCN Evening News (audio mixer, video tape operator, camera operator/floor director).

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

After SCN, he returned to 4th PSYOP Group, Fort Bragg from Nov 90 - Sept 92. After that, he was assigned to Southern European Broadcasting (SEB)/AFN South, Vicenza, Italy from Sept 92 - Sept 95. He volunteered for Drill Sergeant duty, and after successful completion of Drill Sergeant School at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, he was subsequently assigned to Company B., 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox, KY from Sept 95 - Jan 98. After this tour was completed, he was assigned to AFN Europe from Jan 1998 - January 2001. He was then assigned to HHB, US Army Air Defense Artillery Center at Fort Bliss, TX with duty at the Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office from January 2001 - October 2003. His final two years of active duty were spent at AFN-Korea, first as the NCOIC of Network Operations in Seoul, then as Detachment Commander, AFN Camp Casey in Tongduchon. He retired from active duty on 1 December 2005.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

After a two and half year stint as the Lead Audiovisual Production Specialist for the 374th Force Support Squadron Marketing Office at Yokota Air Base, Japan (May 07 - Sept 09), He is now working as an Audiovisual Production Specialist for Enterprise Multimedia Visual Information Services at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Last known Location:  

Tumwater, Washington

Last known EM:  

{vallonefyahoocom}

 

David Vanhouse:

 

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

 

Dorlinda Wandrie:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

USAF. Reporter

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

Reuben Webster:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1989 - 1994

Designation:  

Program Director from 89 - 94 

Duties:  

  It was said that there were no type O's or errors when he checked. Many long Wednesday nights were spent preparing info to take to the Tropic Times. 

Trivia:  

“Uncle Ruben.”

Biographic Details:  

Before SCN he was program director of the Southern European Broadcasting (SEB) network in Vicenza, Italy. 

In 1996, he married Navy Captain Connie Haney, then the commander of AFRTS-BC and now retired.

Reuben left SCN to become Chief of the Operations Division at AFRTS-BC. 

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Reuben and Connie are currently living in Merlin, Oregon.

Last known EM:  

NA

Marty Wells:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

mid 1980's

Designation:  

Navy broadcaster

Duties:  

announcer

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Thom Whetston

 

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1980 - 1983

Designation:  

Radio

Duties:  

Thom spent all of his SCN-time in the radio station, only relenting to cut voice tracks for channels 8 and ten. During that time working in every possible position at the station.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Prior to SCN, Thom had a tour at AFKN in Korea and worked in radio in Massachusetts

In 1983 it was back to the Bay State for gigs in Worcester, Boston and Manchester Massachusetts where he spent over 20 years. 

When his first wife became sick, he left his 24 years of broadcasting in 1996 to seek a more stable career with better benefits. 

When she died, he moved back home to be with his family in Minnesota,  found a help desk job which agreed with him and fixed PC's as a side interest.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Thom is now remarried and his current employer maintains, monitors ATM machines and provides cash advance services and network monitoring for casinos.

Last known Location:  

Thom is currently located in St Paul, MN

Last known EM:  

{thomaswhetstonarmycom}

 

SP4 Francine R. Williams:

 

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 Andrew Q. Windfelder:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1986 - 1990

Designation:  

Radio DJ & NCOIC from 88 - 89. 

Duties:  

Hosted Afternoon Radio Show.

Transferred to Honduras (Apr 89 - Aug 90). 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

After leaving SCN went to St. Louis, MO; Camp Humphrey's, Korea; promoted to SFC. 

In 1998 became NCOIC for Television Skills Division, Defense Information School.

Quote:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently living in sweltering South Florida where the hibiscus grow wild.

Last known EM:  

NA

 

Derek Wright:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

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Sgt Marvin Yates:

 

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Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

Designation:  

Army. 

Duties:  

Mobile Van Crew, Videographer

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Sgt James Young:

 

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Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1980's

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SP4 Paul Young:

 

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Missing

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1980's

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Bob Young:

 

 

 

Current Status:  

Deceased

Tour of Duty:  

1971 - 1974 & 1982 - 1985 

Designation:  

Engineer & SGM

Duties:  

Returned for a second tour of duty as the SCN Network Sergeant Major.

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While in the Army, worked for the Navy installing shipboard AFRTS systems.

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Was Deputy Commander of the Naval Media Center in Washington, D.C. and in charge of the Navy's Broadcasting Detachments worldwide.

Was a delight to have on the SCN discussion list for many years.

Died from Cancer on June 30, 2007

 

Here is the death announcement from the Navy:

Naval Media Center Team, Shipmates and Friends,

 

It is with great sadness that I report to you that our Deputy and Shipmate, Mr. Robert C. Young, lost his battle with cancer this morning, Saturday, June 30.  Final arrangements are pending, but we expect the funeral to be held on Friday evening, 6 July, in Frederick, Maryland.  We will get full details out as soon as they are available. 

 

After a full career in the active duty Army as a broadcast engineer, Bob came to a then, fledgling Navy Broadcasting Service in 1986. He managed the engineering operations of 20 broadcast detachments worldwide and oversaw the rapid deployment of mobile broadcast detachments to Saudi Arabia to support Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and later to Haiti and Somalia. 

 

As Associate Director for Engineering, Bob revolutionized Navy shipboard life by bringing live satellite radio and television to ships on every ocean.  That single accomplishment, four years in the making, immeasurably improved the quality of life for Sailors at sea and took every ounce of cutting edge engineering expertise, contracting persistence and political diplomacy that he could muster.  It has been rumored that when word of the innovation reached the fleet his telephone rang off the hook and Admirals changed their schedules to meet with him. 

 

Over the past several years, Bob has been Deputy Commander of Naval Media Center.  As the continuity and corporate memory here at NMC, Bob is largely responsible for solid foundation upon which we have built the outstanding reputation for quality and mission accomplishment that NMC enjoys around the Fleet and among the services.

 

But Bob was much more than just a great engineer and Deputy, he was a trusted confidant, valued advisor and above all, a great friend.  He will truly be missed. 

 

I am profoundly grateful for having had the opportunity to serve with Bob, a man who not only served our great Nation with honor for over 40 years, but one who has left an indelible stamp on the Naval Media Center and on the lives of literally millions of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, their families and countless others that continue to serve.

 

Please keep his wife Allie and his entire family in your thoughts and
prayers.

 

CAPT Gordon Hume, USN
Commanding Officer, Naval Media Center
Assistant Chief of Information, Internal Information (OI-4)

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