Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Blog For Army Security Agency Veterans - ASA LIVES!

This is the first entry. Hello to all Army Security Agency (ASA) Veterans who may be passing through. Leave your thoughts, questions, ?? here.

Beware this is an open public forum, no place for revealing secrets you once knew and are probably all public by now anyway, but we are not in the position to decide that.

ASA LIVES! on the internet, in our hearts and memories, and now ... in this new blog.

If we had blogs "back in the day" we'd never gotten anything done!

Last note, use as you wish. I assume no responsibility for anything anyone else posts. This offer subject to removal at any time as the honcho to the blog sees it. Use, but please don't abuse! Thanks!

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Dick said...

Hi ASAers.
Dick Chaikin here
I also just found this site, as I was looking for a decal to distinguish my car from all the other look alikes.
Started in 1955 at Ft Dix; then Devens (every other day=KP) very long flight from Worcester Ma to Monterey CA with 2 refuel stops. Gave me lotsa time to think about my recent college flunkout and that is I didnt do well here, I wud be a foot soldier. They tricked me when they gave me my choice of 5 languages to learn. When I picked the wrong ones, they talked me into changing them, cuz it really didnt metter cuz I wud get my 1st choice. I didnt. Ended up at ALS Monterey in T12-23-A getting New Yrs and Xmas days off.
After graduation,1956, went to Arlington Hall Sta. I was the only Army guy there in our section..1 Navy enlisted, 1 Marine Capt and the others were civilians. They tried to get me overseas as a typist, but I resisted, getting help from the Capt who said I was essential there.
When ASA Arlington was transferred to Ft Meade, I was 1 of the 'armed' guards in the convoy til all crates were unloaded and sent up to the new quarters.
I was let go in 1958 to go back to school after attaining a SFC rank
Sadly, I dont remember any of my classmates at school other than Ron (or Richard) Ziegler, at the time, his father was a Dairy Queen owner in Warren Ohio
There was also a David Smith from Utah, Russian student, but theres a lotta them from Utah, as Its a common name I hear tell
OK, off to see if I can find an inexpensive car decal. Twill be strange, as I was never allowed to wear any ID

Rhonda Booth Flanary said...

My husband was in Bad Abling from 1970 till 1973 years trick chief Richard Booth ASA they called him Okie.because we were from Oklahoma Jimmy Anderson was his friend from Charlotte NC. He died 25 years ago. Pat Lara was another good friend. Don't know where he is and a guy they called Yukerjack. Okie spent 30 from 1973 with SW TELE co and ATT. Retired in 2003

Rhonda Booth Flanary said...

My husband was in Bad Abling from 1970 till 1973 years trick chief Richard Booth ASA they called him Okie.because we were from Oklahoma Jimmy Anderson was his friend from Charlotte NC. He died 25 years ago. Pat Lara was another good friend. Don't know where he is and a guy they called Yukerjack. Okie spent 30 from 1973 with SW TELE co and ATT. Retired in 2003

Unknown said...

Hey Merle! Just came across this blog. I was in Panama with you in 76 and 77. Bunked with you briefly. Not sure you remember Sp4 Lance Knight. Thats me! Good times.

Unknown said...

Hey Merle! Just came across this blog. I was in Panama with you in 76 and 77. Bunked with you briefly. Not sure you remember Sp4 Lance Knight. Thats me! Good times.

Nowhere Man said...

Hello valued ASA Members. My father was a proud ASA member between 1957 and 1960 in Berlin. He passed away recently and I discovered many photos from this time, including barracks and his ASA brothers. Wondering where the best place is to share these and to find the others in the photos, as their families may really enjoy seeing them.

Unknown said...

ADA from 1963-1970 as O5H. Stationed Sinop 64-65, Hakata 65-67, 175RRU 67-68,146th Van 68-69. 199th Inf 69-70 as 11B until July 70. Now live in Las Vegas where I am retired from the IUEC after 20 years. Mane is Bob Darnley.

Christine Darnley said...

Served as a 05H,earned 69 air medals under SSH Roger Trussel.Also knew John Fisher.Also served with 199th Info as a platoon ssg in recon platoon.

Donald Bittinger said...

Hey Brothers and Sisters,
ASA forever..... I am Don Bittinger from Utah since last year. I was drafted right out of high school in Falmouth Virginia in June of 1969. I went to basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. In August of 1969 I went to AIT at Fort Devens for the coldest winter I can remember. I graduated as an 05K20 in March of 1970. I reenlisted for choice of duty station and picked Herzo Base in West Germany. I was assigned to Headquarters Company, 318th ASA BN, and cross-trained to run mobile jamming stations 05K20/30. In 1971, we moved the whole ASA BN to Flak Kasern in Augsburg where I stayed attached to Headquarters Company, 318th ASA. I was picked to help build Field Station Augsburg after the buildings were done. I laid miles of cables and installed the computer racks and teletype machines, and all the classified goodies. After completion, I was transferred to B Company Field Station Augsburg for the duration of my tour as an 05K20. I rotated back to the states in January of 1974 and served out my remaining 155 days at Dugway Proving Grounds in northern Utah. I did alot of traveling in Europe during my stay to include the 1972 Olymics in Munich West Germany. I attended 4 Oktoberfests, and German beer cannot be beat by anyone else. I had lots of good friends at Fort Devens and in Germany. I sure miss those times more often than not. I am blessed to have opportunity to be a memmber of ASA. I always felt that we were in the top 1% of the Army and you all are the smartest people I have ever met. Myself included !!!! It's like being part of the coolest fraternity ever. Best of luch to you all........... I am glad I found the site. DPB

Howard Ray said...

htray1931@gmail.com, ran across the sight in my search for any ASA'ers station in Vietnam 1967 - 1968 with duty attached to the 9th Inf Div Mobile Rivereine Force out of Dong Tam. I was involved in the relocation of the 335th from Bear Cat to Dong Tam. I was an E-7 O5H40. Please contact me if you were there doing this time frame. Howard T. Ray, ASA 1958 - 1976

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