Clark AB, RP

Aircraft Maintenance

Reunion 2003

 

When:     20-22 June 2003

Where:    Mexico Beach Florida

 

Hello all,

Well we pulled it off one more time.  Those that showed up to the 2003 Clark AB Reunion (See list of attendees below) represented all of the 3rd TFW Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons.  There were even two Easy Chair Maintenance (ECM) guys there.  The women’s idea to provide the food was great, had lots of delicious food and a really great time.  From the feedback displayed so far, everyone is looking forward to next year.  It was almost like the parties we had when we were in the PI (same food, lots of beer, lots of bullshit under a Nepa Hut).  The bottom line, lots of old friends (and some new ones) that endured the same experiences and have some good memories to share with those that experienced it with them and those that didn’t.  The only way it could be better is if more people would show up.

 

Thursday (19 June) – Some got there early and went fishing with the two Eds (Higgins and Stoker).  They came back with a couple of little ones and luckily Joe Hendrix caught a Flounder.  We all went to Ed and Susan Higgins’ House in Mexico Beach where we kicked off the get together and they cooked the “catch of the day”.

 

Friday (20 June) – We got together at the Nepa Hut next to the pool.  The rest were showing up and the food started to come out, Jesse Wilson brought a keg of beer which was floating pretty good buy the end of the night.  We cooked (boiled and fried) about 40 or 50 pounds of fresh shrimp along with some goodies provided by the wives. 

 

Saturday (21 June) – We met at the “Nepa Hut” at 1000 for the tour where we were taken by bus to the base (thanks to John LeClair) to see and take pictures of the old airplanes which are now QF-4E/Gs (Drones).  When we returned the cooking began and the food was coming down from the rooms where the wives had gotten together and provided an excellent mix of food too long to list, they really out did themselves we had more food than we could eat.  Kudos to the wives/significant others for a job well done!!!!  We ate, drank and relived old times till the wee hours of the night.  Eric the Doc (Ed Stoker’s brother in law) later became known to the women as “the bartender” provided the entertainment by making margaritas which later led to the moonshine (provided by Ed Stoker), the women got the brunt of it.  We had singing (Karaoke) dancing and an all round great and humorous time.

 

Sunday (22 June) – Most of us started leaving so we said the goodbyes and vowed to continue the experience next year.  Some stayed and went to Ed & Susan’s house to round off a perfect weekend.

 

2003 List of Attendees

(that signed in)

No.

First

Last

Qty

1.       

Rick

Dunn

3

2.       

Joe

Hendrix

4

3.       

Ed

Higgins

2

4.       

Patrick

Hruzek

2

5.       

Dan

Keenan

2

6.       

John

Kominos

1

7.       

James

Lee

1

8.       

Jim

Mulligan

1

9.       

Paul

Pitts

3

10.   

Nick

Scaglia

1

11.   

Ken

Seif

1

12.   

Dennis

Spring

5

13.   

Red

Stewart

2

14.   

Ed

Stoker

3

15.   

Don

Swayne

2

16.   

Chip

Wells

2

17.   

Jesse

Wilson

2

18.   

Ed

Winkelseth

2

19.   

Charlie

Wiseman

2

 

 

Thanks to all that showed up to make this year’s reunion one to remember!!!!

 

 

NEXT YEARS REUNION IS SET AT 25 – 26 JUNE 2004, MARK YOUR CALANDER, SET YOUR VACATION, MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS, AND GET THE WORD OUT!!!!!