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John Nardini:   

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

71-72

Designation:  

SCN sports. 
Duties:   NA
Trivia:   Has a wife and twins.
Biographic Details:  

Started his broadcast career in College. 

After SCN, he worked for KDES in Palm Springs with Terry Goyette and Lee McGowan.

Most recent info:  

Currently working for the postal service in his hometown of Madrid, IA

Last known Location:   Madrid, IA
Last known EM:   twoby2iowatelecomnet
  
NM-9 Roy M. Naylor:   

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Deceased

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Newspaper 
Duties:   Worked for the Southern Command Newspaper.
Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:   After SCN went to work for Pan Canal PAO

Most recent info:  

Died in the mid 80's in Panama
Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 
Wales Nesbitt:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 70's

Designation:  

News
Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 
Fred Newton:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1970's

Designation:  

USAF. Technician.
Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Fred retired from the Air Force in 1991 and is currently working as an Engineer at KCET, PBS station in LA. His wife Ruth, retired after many years in the contracting office of the AFRTS Broadcast Center in LA.
Last known Location:   Los Angeles, CA
Last known EM:   ltwisterearthlinknet 
  
SGT Teresa O'Brien:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s. 

Designation:  

USAF. Engineer. 
Duties:   NA
Trivia:   Later Terry married AF Sgt Greg Holmes. 
Biographic Details:   Terry got out of the military and finished her days in Panama working for TASC as a photographer.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  
Floyd O'Neal:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1970's

Designation:  

photographer
Duties:   Filmed several things for the "Davis" show. 
Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:   Lives in Coos Bay, OR.
Last known EM:   NA
  
Steve Owens:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1970's

Designation:  

USAF
Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  
Sp4 Gordon Paffrath:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

early 1970's

Designation:  

Army
Duties:  

Film library, Video

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Native of Owatonna, MN. 1967 Graduate of Brown Institute of Broadcasting & Electronics. DINFOS. Planned to seek a career in Radio broadcasting after SCN.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  
Ken Peterson:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

68 - 70

Designation:  

SCN News Staff
Duties:   Weekend news duty pulling copy off of the wires.
Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:  

Reassigned to the Information Office at Howard AFB on
another tour starting about 1974

Since SCN completed degrees in English & Spanish at Florida State with a MA in Marketing communications with  post graduate work in Cross cultured communications

Worked 6 years in corporate PR prior to joining an international media mission organization where he served 6 years in Caracas and 7 in St Louis as World Director

Most recent info:  

Ken has been in Panama since 1995 as the Latin American Director and international producer 
Last known Location:   Panama
Last known EM:   kpetersocptlnorg
  
SP5 Richard T. "Pete" Peterson:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

71 - 74 

Designation:  

Engineering 
Duties:   NA
Trivia:  

Pete had a Yamaha trail bike (he used to race them) he'd park next to Lt Col Maguire's office window.  

In late 72 (?), Pete married Durae Havens, a dependent (SGM George Havens, 5th SFG) SCN volunteer, at a ceremony at the Ft Clayton Chapel.  SGM Ed Waddell was the best man, Mark Minkler and Steve Landry were ushers, and SP5 Pete Pryor (wife, Peggy), an SCN engineer sang.

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 
SP5 Pete Pryor:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

72 - 74

Designation:  

Engineer
Duties:   NA
Trivia:  

Was a trained vocalist and also performed in numerous Balboa Playhouse (?) productions.  He played the part of "El Guyo" (sp?)  in "The Fantastiks" (Paul "Brian" Warhanik also was a cast member).

Married to wife Peggy.

ushers, and SP5 Pete Pryor (wife, Peggy), an SCN engineer sang.

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  
MSG Charles Raye:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

NCOIC, Engineer
Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

 
Scott Richards:   

 

  

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 71 and 72

Designation:  

News Anchor
Duties:  

One of the best news anchors at SCN. 

Primarily the evening news anchor

Trivia:   Scott has a wife, two kids and one dog.
Biographic Details:  

After military service, he worked in Louisville and Cincinnati before coming to Birmingham in 1981 as the main anchor for evening newscasts.

Scott has been named Best News Anchor in the
state of Alabama by the Associated Press, nine times.

In 2000, he was inducted into the Silver Circle of the Southeast Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In 2000, he started a business:  Scott Richards Video
Productions,  producing are Life Story Videos  with photos, video, digital special effects and music and create a dramatic presentation for special occasions.

Most recent info:  

Scott continues to be the evening news anchor at WBRC in Birmingham, AL
Last known Location:   Birmingham, AL
Last known EM:   srichardswbrccom
   
PFC James D Robison IV:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s

Designation:  

Supply 
Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  
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 the "Go to guy" to procure items from downtown.
Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  
Bob Rupp:                                    

1970

 

1972

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Early 70's

Designation:  

USAF. Spanish News announcer
Duties:   Bob was a fully bilingual Spanish news announcer on Radio and TV. He was very instrumental in one of the final SCN productions "End of an Era," with lots of historical input about the old days of 16mm film. Bob managed to do several years of reserve duty at SCN. 
Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:   He worked for the Pan Canal Commission personnel office until his retirement in 1999.

Most recent info:  

NA
Last known Location:   Bobby is currently residing in Valrico, FL
Last known EM:   rrupp1tampabay rrcom
Click to hear Bob Rupp>> DSL/cable/LAN  or   Dialup modem
Michael Russnow:    

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - 1971

Designation:  

Army. TV Production
Duties:  

Worked a variety of jobs in production and as a TV personality. 

A very talented addition to the SCN team, Michael Russnow's  innovative ideas were a showcase of his future potential in the industry. Some of his SCN productions include, "A Walk on Broadway" and "The World of Barbara Moller," plus  interviews with Miss Universe and local celebrities.

Trivia:   Many of his former coworkers at SCN remember his appearance as a contestant on the TV game show, "Split Second" where he successfully won a new car.
Biographic Details:  

After SCN, Michael moved back to the LA area where he has remained since 1971. 

Upon return to the US, Michael went to work for Senator Alan Cranston of California. 

Michael's post SCN achievements are a legacy of his quite impressive career as a talented writer for such well known series as Family Ties, Waltons, Emerald Point NAS, Knots Landing, Barney Miller, Dynasty, Alice, Santa Barbara and many others. 

He was on the WGA Board of Directors from 90-94 and successfully spearheaded special Oscar recognition for Myrna Loy and Deborah Kerr as well as Royal Honor for Deborah Kerr.

Most recent info:  

Michael is currently living in "trendy" West Hollywood, CA near the strip. A member of the Writers Guild of America and successful writer. Michael just recently completed his new book "Hollywood on the Danube" about doing a soap opera in Budapest, where he lived for several months while researching his latest Novel. 

Michael has also been a contributing columnist for "The Huffington Post" for the last 2 years.

Last known Location:   West Hollywood, CA
Last known EM:   MRussnowaolcom
Also see a tribute to Russnow with links to his achievements, career, interviews, video & Photo galleries by clicking  

Russnow Tribute

www.ramproductionsinternational.com

Rick Sanchez:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 80s. 

Designation:  

Rick started at SCN as a temporary 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.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Major Pete Satterlee:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s. 

Designation:  

Army. SCN Commander.

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

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:  

Engineer

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.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SSG Jack L. Schlecht:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's. 

Designation:  

Broadcast News, TV Operations

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

NM-2 Renate Schlecht:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's. 

Designation:  

Record file clerk

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Jim Schoefield:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's. 

Designation:  

Chief Engineer.

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

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:  

1970'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.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Steve Seay:                       

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

71 - 74

Designation:  

Army SP4 (maybe 5). SCN Supply

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Steve's claim to fame was of course his survival of the sinking of the USS Kenward II (MILES off the Pacific entrance to the Canal) and a photo of his (and Bob Kenward's) rescue on the front page of Army Times.

Steve & wife Carol lived in the 600 area at Ft Clayton a couple hundred yards down the road from Steve Landry.

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SP4 John C. Sebek II:                       

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Radio

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

NM-9 Mateo E 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.

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

  

SP5 Wayne D Smith:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Radio 

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SP4 Butch Stack:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

75 - late 70's

Designation:  

Newspaper staff 

Duties:  

Having been born in Panama, Johnny was well versed at broadcasting in both English and Spanish during his tour at SCN.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

Sgt Fred Stangl:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Summer 72 to late 70's or longer

Designation:  

USAF. SCN Newspaper staff

Duties:  

Snake and wildlife expert.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Currently a College Professor living in Texas

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Roland Stearns:  

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - early 70's

Designation:  

USAF.  TV Camera Technician

Duties:  

TV camera technician.

Very intelligent. Attended Canal Zone college classes during his tour.

Trivia:  

Nicknamed Rollie by the crew.

Biographic Details:  

Came from the Spokane Washington area.

Has a doctorate degree.

Most recent info:  

Classical guitarist. Currently teaching guitar and Lute in Germany where he has been living since 1992.

Last known Location:  

Currently living near Stuttgart, Germany

Last known EM:  

RAHStearnsLiutot-onlinede

  

Linda Stillson:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1970's

Designation:  

Secretary to SCN Commander

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Mrs Gladys Stocker:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s to early 90s. 

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

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

She´s retired and living in Panama.

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Msgt James J Strizak:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70s

Designation:  

NCOIC Radio

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SGM Sam Sumner:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

60's & 70's

Designation:  

Army. SGM of SCN

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

Known as "Super Sam the Exercise Man," when he was with AFRTS in Europe.

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Has retired to Florida.

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Arnold Talbott:   

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found (info below seems to be for a different person)

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.

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

  

SP4 Valerie P. Teague:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Film Library

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Sylvia Thomas:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 1970's

Designation:  

Civilian volunteer

Duties:  

Sylvia occasionally did TV weather and interviews on Que Pasa

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SFC Robert J Tompkins:
 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Joe Turner:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 70's

Designation:  

SSG at the time, later promoted to SGM.

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Was the SGM for the VI school at Lowry AFB before it moved in with DINFOS at Ft. Meade. 

Most recent info:  

Joe retired in Denver and was there when last heard from 10 years ago.

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SSG Willie Turner:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

71 - 74?

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

SP4 Dave Udden:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1970 - 1971

Designation:  

Engineer

Duties:  

Served in the in the Canal Zone for most of 1970 and 71. 

Transferred from the 193rd infantry brigade to SCN for most of his last year.

Upon arrival at SCN, he began doing the "Wake up Show" daily from 6 to 6:30 AM.

Also worked as director in TV which included slide and projectionist duties as well.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

From Foxboro, MA.

After the military, he worked in major market radio in Boston, MA and Providence, RI for about 20 years.

Most recent info:  

In Boston he has worked at WVBF 105.7 FM and WPJB (JB105) in Providence and is currently a full time systems engineer.

Last known Location:  

Providence, RI

Last known EM:  

DavidUddenvanguardmscom 

  

Wayne Vanevenhoven:   

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

69 - 71

Designation:  

Engineer

Duties:  

Nicknamed "Van"

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Redhead who came from Oshkosh, WI.

Most recent info:  

is the local Fire Chief

Last known Location:  

Currently living in Kaukauna, WI

Last known EM:  

waynevanexecpccom 

  

SP4 Wayne G Varilek:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Major Allan C Viguerie:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1974 - 1976. 

Designation:  

USAF. SCN Commander, OIC.

Duties:  

Replaced Chuck McFatridge as SCN OIC

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Retired from the military in 1980

Most recent info:  

Currently working as a civilian at Scott AFB in Belleville, IL. He does not have an e-mail address but can be contacted via his son at the address below

Last known Location:   Belleville, IL
Last known EM:  

lesslieviguerieverizonnet

  

Les Viguerie:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

1976 

Designation:  

Volunteer

Duties:  

Volunteered one summer with the SCN Newspaper and assisted with the 1976 Election coverage.

Trivia:  

Son of Major Allan Viguerie

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

lesslieviguerieverizonnet

  

SGM Ed Waddell:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Deceased

Tour of Duty:  

71 - 75

Designation:  

NCOIC

Duties:  

VERY highly liked and respected by his coworkers at SCN

A print journalist

Trivia:  

A strong believer in civil liberties and free speech

Owned a Spitfire named Lizzy he enjoyed racing

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Died December 20,  2000 in Hawaii

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

PFC Aaldiaide M Walker:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Broadcast News

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

Has a radio broadcast on Sunday evenings 5-7 PM "The Just Let It Go Show." 

"LA Walker describes it as, "The show is magazine format covering any and all issues that often take too much of our energy and joy. We talk about them , laugh at them, we spin music on top of the issues and then we let the darn things go."

Last known Location:  

Las Vegas, NV and would love to hear from friends

Last known EM:  

lawalkerbizyahoocom

  

SP5 Dallas S Ware:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

"Paul Brian" Warhanik:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

@ 1973

Designation:  

Radio DJ

Duties:  

Morning Show announcer. 

Uses the professional name of Paul Brian

Trivia:  

Married Eve or Evelyn the weather girl

Paul was also a cast member of the Balboa Playhouse production, "The Fantastiks" 

Biographic Details:  

Spent 20 years working on WGN, Bonneville Broadcasting and Belo in Dallas at WFAA

Most recent info:  

The past 11 years he has been doing a weekly automotive show on WLS which meshes nicely with his producing the Chicago Auto Show since 1993. 

Last known Location:  

Chicago, IL

Last known EM:  

PaulBrianaolcom

For more photos of Paul Brian click Paul Brian Photos

Larry Weidick:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 70's

Designation:  

Army Sp/4.

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Became an announcer at a Top 40 station in Ft. Walton Beach, FL in 1980.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Ann West:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

71 - 72 or 73

Designation:  

SCN Newspaper volunteer 

Duties:  

Worked on the newspaper staff putting the two people and places pages together.

Trivia:  

Wife of a military husband (non-SCN)

Best known (on the newspaper staff) for her love of morning roach coach spicy sausage (half smokes).  They learned not to light cigarettes, smoke, or have any open flame within 25 feet of her after her roach coach purchases

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

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Last known EM:  

NA

  

SP4 Randal L Whittemore:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

TV Operations 

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Gary Williams:

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

69 - 72

Designation:  

Engineer 

Duties:  

Worked in Master control. 

Trivia:  

A car racing enthusiast from Michigan. 

Drove a Ford Cortina.

Biographic Details:  

Worked for WDIV TV in Detroit until about 15 years ago.

Worked for a Video Production company in Detroit until early 2002 when he moved to Lansing.

Most recent info:  

Currently Chief engineer for WSYM TV in Lansing, MI. working at a video production company in Detroit, MI where he has been for 15 years. Has one son in his mid teens.

Last known Location:  

Lansing, MI.

Last known EM:  

willgarbignetnet

  

SSG (James) Ron Woody:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 70's - 72

Designation:  

Army. SCN Newspaper Editor

Duties:  

Ron spent most of his SCN career on the newspaper staff.

Ron also did some work TV programming and production. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Living somewhere in the South, possibly Atlanta GA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

Carole Ann Woofle:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1970's

Designation:  

Military wife who worked at SCN. 

Duties:  

Co-produced "Davis," TV Variety show focusing on Canal Zone events and local talent.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

NA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

John Yingling :

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Found

Tour of Duty:  

mid 70's

Designation:  

Chief of SCN Supply

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

NA

Most recent info:  

works for the US Postal Service

Last known Location:  

Lives in Pasco, WA

Last known EM:  

NA

  

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.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

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

Most recent info:  

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)

Last known Location:  

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Last known EM:  

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