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Guest Book Entries for 2019


2019 Guest Book Entries

Updated April 11, 2019

"Eagles may soar, but weasels do not get sucked into jet engines."

Sun, Apr 7, 2019 7:00pm PDT,
Sgt John Peterson writes:

I was a J-58 mechanic in the jet shop from 1986 to 1990.  I am so proud to have been a part of the SR-71's history.  I would love to hear from any of my old co-workers. Ssgt. Wayne out there?  Pamela HendersonCrispy CritterNatalie, Thrash, Turner, Pete, Wendell, SSgt. Lorrimore and CrawfordSSgt. Conod?  Anyone from that time in life feel free to drop me a note!

John Peterson
Monterey, CA

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 4:12pm PDT,
SrA Ronald Lostica writes:

In 1980 Beale AFB, CA was my first assignment and was fortunate to be assigned to the 9TH FMS Hydro Shop.  I want to thank everyone that I worked with that worked in 9th FMS 1980-1984.

Ronald Lostica
Fairfield, CA

srpatch.gif Sun, Mar 24, 9:40pm EDT, Maj Robert Rieser writes:
Stanley Knight has passed away.

Stanley Knight passed away Wednesday 13 March 2019.  I was privileged to work with Stan in the 1980s at RAF Mildenhall where he played a key role as our civilian expert keeping the TEOCs ready for each mission.  Stan was the man we could count on to troubleshoot any camera anomalies.  Stan was top notch.  He could be counted on to expend that extra effort to ensure mission success.  I will miss his sense of humor and his friendship.
Here is a link to his obituary:

Robert Rieser
Falls Church, VA

Mon, Mar 4, 2019 5:59pm CST,
MSgt Menko Christoph writes:

Already looking forward to the June 2019 Blackbird Reunion in Sparks/Reno Nevada.  At the same time, I'm anxious to know who from my former co-workers (primarily 9 AMS) are planning to attend this year's get-together? Feel free to contact me anytime at 636-447-8539.  Cheers aka "Prost".... Habus ueber alles...

Menko Christoph
St. Peters, MO

Sun, Feb 24, 2019 9:54pm PST,
MSgt Jerry McKern writes:

Ran Jet engine shop and flight line engine battle from 1991 to 1995.  Looking for maintainers who live in Oregon.

Jerry McKern
Keizer, OR

srpatch.gif Fri, Feb 4, 3:44pm PST, Sgt Richard J. George writes:
Larry Hart has passed away.

I would like to inform you that Larry B. Hart, 70, from East Haven, CT passed away on January 30, 2018.  He was stationed @ Beale AFB and worked in hydraulics.  We actually got in contact through this site, years back.

RJ George
Dallas, OR

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 7:42pm PST,
Civ Steve Bolton writes:

Chair of the National Air Force Museum of Canada.  Follower of blackbird info and stories.

Steve Bolton
Trenton, Ontario

srpatch.gif Fri, Jan 11, 6:13pm EST, Tony Landis writes:
Reg Blackwell has passed away.

In case you didn't hear, Reg Blackwell passed away last week.  His full obituary is here:

Tony Landis
Avon, IN

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