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Additions to the Site Since 2012

  • 08 Apr 2017  Patrick Fero's story about "Talking Turkey" at Trabzon.  (Patrick's story was originally posted on 13 Sep 2016 and was updated today.)

  • 02 Apr 2017  Andrew "Andy" Mansberger's "unique" story about Cakmakli.

  • 30 Jan 2017  William "Bill" Rodgers adds his Incirlik story and photos.  He also has an Erzurum story in the Erzurum section.

  • 29 Jan 2017  More of Ken Workman's story and another photo.

  • 26 Jan 2017  Ken Workman's story about his 18 month tour in Sinop.

  • 22 Jan 2017  Ken Workman's photos from Sinop.

  • 15 Jan 2017  Eugene Wolter's story about his tour at Trabzon.  (Gene's story is very interesting.  He also served at Karamursel, and when he sends me the information for that tour, I will post it here.)

  • 18 Jan 2016  George Durman's story about "Gulan" the bear has been updated.

  • 22 Sep 2015  Bruce Wayne Rasco was a Ground Equipment Specialist at Cigli AB in Izmir from 1964 to 1966.

  • 27 Aug 2015  Marie A. Lopez sends this heart-warming story about her father, Salvador Chavez, and his and his family's time in Ankara.  A great remembrance of life in Turkey.

  • 21 Aug 2015  William René Arnold was assigned to the 7394 Munitions Support Squadron, TUSLOG Det 93, Erhac.  He was the last enlisted person to be assigned there.

  • 31 Jul 2015  Dave R. Mason was assigned to TUSLOG Det 113, Erhac, from Apr 1978 to Mar 1979.  He was also assigned to TUSLOG Det 187, Karatas, from Aug 1975 to Aug 1976.  (He originally sent his story in May 2013, but somehow it didn't get posted.  Sorry Dave.  (Waiting on photos from Dave and Luke.  Will add them as I receive them.)

  • 30 Jun 2015  Dale Endreson has added to his story and added some photos from Corlu and Izmir.

  • 15 Jun 2015  George Durman's story (updated) about his time in Samsun and other places in Turkey.  [Originally posted 27 Sep 2012.]

  • 27 May 2015  Medrick G. "Rick" Johnson was a 20351 at TUSLOG Det 3-2, Samsun, Turkey, from 1962 to 1963.  He was first assigned to Peshawar, Pakistan, but after 6 months he was transferred to Samsun.  He finished his enlistment at NSA, Ft. Meade, MD.  He's anxious to contact old friends from USAFSS/NSA.

  • 10 May 2015  Scott Adams was stationed at TUSLOG Det 187 at Karatas Tropo from 3 Aug 1977 to 1 Aug 1978.  He would like to contact anyone who was stationed there at the same time, especially K. P.

  • 09 May 2015  Tom Nieanber was stationed at TUSLOG Det 3-1 in Trabzon.  He passed away 24 Nov 2012 in Richmond, VA.  Tom was the room-mate of Phil Carroll both at Sky Top (Syracuse University) AND at Trabzon.  We are posting this link to a page for Tom containing his obituary.  We're also adding him to the Memoriam page.  Please take a look.

  • 08 May 2015  George Poulin was stationed at TUSLOG Det 3-1 in Trabzon.  He passed away Monday, 09 Mar 2015.  We are posting this link to a page for George containing his obituary.  We're also adding him to the Memoriam page.  Please take a look.

  • 27 Apr 2015  George Hahnert was stationed with the US Army, TUSLOG Det 168, at Cakmakli from Sep 1966 to Oct 1967.  He would like to contact anyone who was stationed there at the same time.

  • 22 Apr 2015  Fred Moore has sent a follow-up containing his reminiscences about Turkey.  A nostalgic piece that perfectly capures the ambience of Turkish life.

  • 05 Apr 2015  Randolph "Randy" S. Mitchell was a SSgt in the USMC, assigned to TUSLOG Det 28 at Karamursel, with the Navy detachment, from late 1963 to May 1965.  He has a short story here and some photos.  He has hundreds of great photos on his website and some of them will be added later to his page.  Plus, there will be a link to his website on his page.

  • 02 Apr 2015  David E. Rathbun was assigned to TUSLOG Det 59, 7122nd Support Squadron in Diyarbakir, 1961-1961.  Great story and lots of great photos.

  • 16 Mar 2015  Medrick G. "Rick" Johnson served his time at TUSLOG Det 3-2, Samsun.  Full story and photos to come.

  • 22 Feb 2015  Michael E. "Mick" Burzynski was stationed with Det 97, U. S. Army Artillery Company, in Izmit, 1968-1969.  He's going to send his "Story" and photos soon.

  • 21 Feb 2015  Robert "Bob" Ludwick was stationed with Det 50, AFSSO, at &Incirlik from Jun 1960 to Nov 1961.)

  • 21 Feb 2015  David E. Rathbun was stationed at Diyarbakir from 1961 to 1962.  He was a room-mate of Ray Thomas who has a page here.  (No Story or photos yet, but he's going to send them.)

  • 21 Feb 2015  Richard "Dickie" Beach was a Morse Intercept Operator at Trabzon 1961-1962.  He sent a story and some nice photos of Trabzon.

  • 07 Feb 2015  Joe Darwak was stationed at Incirlik AB 1966-1967.  He was in TUSLOG Det 10, Munitions Maintenance Squadron.  He's trying to find a Det 10 Patch, so if anyone knows where to locate one, please contact him.  (No Story or photos yet.)

  • 06 Feb 2015  Russell Oliver was stationed at Incirlik AB 1978-1979.  He was in TUSLOG Det 193-1, Security Police Squadron.  (No Story or photos yet.)

  • 06 Feb 2015  James J. Houchin was stationed at Karamursel and worked in LGM, the maintenance shop in the Elephant Cage.  He would like to contact others who were there 1972-1977.

  • 06 Feb 2015  John W. Williams was stationed at Karamusel 1969-1972.  He will post his story and photos shortly.

  • 05 Feb 2015  Seckin Mavigul asks for any memories or photos of his father, Mustafa Tevfik Mavigul, from anyone who might have been stationed with him at Diyarbakir, Pirinclik, or at the American Embassy in Ankara.

  • 18 Dec 2014  Gary Nourigat was stationed at Izmir with MAAG, from 1959 to 1963.

  • 15 Nov 2014  Larry Sell was stationed at Cigli, Jul 1962 to Feb 1964.

  • 15 Nov 2014  Steve Jellison was stationed at TUSLOG Det 4 in Sinop.

  • 13 Nov 2014  Vincent Mikiel was stationed at TUSLOG Det 67 and Det 168 in Cakmakli, and at Det 98 in Erzurum.

  • 23 Oct 2014  Donald LeBrun was stationed at TUSLOG Det 30 in Ankara Turkey, 1959-1961.  This is a Memorial Tribute to Donald.

  • 14 Oct 2014  Ken Fielder was stationed at Samsun from 1965 to 1966 as a 294X0, Electronic Intercept Operations Analysis Specialist.  I've asked him for a story and for photos.

  • 14 Oct 2014  Larry Farmer served at the Malatya Tropo Site near Erhac AB from Feb 1985 to Feb 1986.  He's posted lots and lots of photos of Malatya with information about them.  His latest photos, 21 Oct 2014, are great.  For any of you who were at Malatya Trope when Larry was there, you may see yourselves in some of his photos.

  • 29 Sep 2014  Lawrence Rivers served at Pirinclik AB 1983 to 1984.  We've asked him for stories from his tour there.

  • 28 Sep 2014  Joe Bruno served at TUSLOG Det 11 at Cigli AB near Izmir from 1965 to 1968.  He promises more details soon.

  • 28 Sep 2014  Tony Tarquinio contacted me 19 Sep 2014 and sent a follow-up 28 Sep 2014.  He was stationed at Diyarbakir.

  • 10 Sep 2014  Al Cammarata originally posted his story here several years ago, but he has added a few thoughts to the story.  (See Part 4 of his story, Some Turkish recollections....)

  • 02 Sep 2014  Rinaldi James Montessi served two tours at Cakmakli and then a tour with SETAF G-3 in Turkey.

  • 02 Sep 2014  William Toornburg sent a short synopsis of his time in Istanbul.  I will add to his story when he sends the data.

  • 17 Aug 2014  Brian Gaquin contacted me about his father, CMSgt Joseph D. Gaquin, being stationed at Det 23 in Elmadag, 1966-1968.  I will post more as he sends it.

  • 07 Aug 2014  Billy R. Porter contacted me earlier with his story, but wanted to wait to have it posted when he had time to "flesh it out".  This is his "Story".  Click his name to read it.

  • 27 Jul 2014  David Todd contacted me on 26 Jul 2014 via email to have his name included in the Karamusel section of this website.  He sent his "Story" today, 27 Jul 2014.  Click his name to read the "Story".

  • 23 Jul 2014  William "Bill" Howe emailed me to have his name included in the Cakmakli section of this website.  He didn't include a "Story" but promises to send one and some photos.

  • 21 Jul 2014  Dennis Winstead sent me an email to have his name included in the Karamüsel section of this website.  He didn't include a "Story" and I have asked him to write one.  If he sends a "Story", I will post it.

  • 16 Jul 2014  Frederick Savarese sent me the first installment of his "Story" about his tour of duty at Samsun on 13 Feb 2014.  He updated it 16 and 17 Jul 2014.

  • 05 Jul 2014  Billy R. Porter emailed us his "Story" on 04 Jul 2014.  A little about his assignment at Samsun and some photos.

  • 22 Jun 2014  James L. Clark was stationed at Trabzon 1957-1958.  [Ed:  I heard from James 18 Jun 2014.  He didn't give any info except where he served and when.  I've asked him to send a "Story" and any photos he may still have from Trabzon.  Hopefully, he will respond soon.]

  • 22 Jun 2014  Joe Hornsby emailed us his "Story" on 18 Jun 2014.  The story covers his assignments with the USAFSS, ending up at Trabzon.

  • 16 May 2014  Wallen "Wally" Klann was stationed at Samsun 1958-1959.  He sent just a short note, but I have asked him to compose a "Story" about his year at Samsun.

  • 13 May 2014  William "Bill" Rodgers was stationed at Incirlik, but was TDY to Erzurum twice.  He writes here about Erzurum.  [Updated 15 May 2014.]

  • 27 Apr 2014  Mehmet Ertuzun was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Turkish Army stationed at Cakmakli in 1975 and 1976, with the Turkish Support Battalion.  His American military friends from TUSLOG Det. 67 were Gale Matthews and Darrell Rishell.  His story is fantastic, giving a look of Cakmakli from the Turkish viewpoint, and he has sent lots of photos from that time.  Many, many thanks, Mehmet!  [Updated 04 May 2014.]

  • 20 Apr 2014  Doug Morris contacted us about his tour with Det 3-2 in Samsun.  Hopefully, he will send an expanded story later.

  • 02 Apr 2014  Charlie Brown contacted us on 02 Apr 2014.  She was a Captain at TUSLOG Ankara 1986-1988, Chief of Transportation, and is now a retired Lt. Col.  [Updated 15 May 2014.]

  • 27 Mar 2014  Dean A. Johnson sent his story to the website 27 Mar 2014.  He was a 292xx and was in Samsun from Jan 1957 to Dec 1957.  He promises to send an expanded story soon.

  • 09 Mar 2014  Captain (US Army) Kent Whitman sent his story to the website 09 Mar 2014.  Hopefully, he will provide an expanded "Story" and send some photos of Sinop.

  • 04 Mar 2014  Greg Kline sent a story to the website 04 Mar 2014.  I've asked him to expand his "Story", AND to send any photos he may have taken while at Sinop.

  • 27 Feb 2014  Fred Moore and wife Carol have sent an update about how they are doing.  What are they up to?  They answer these questions in their newest submission.  Welcome back Carol and Fred!!  Click above to bring yourselves up to date on the Moores.  See what Fred says about "His Life in Exile".  (To see their home page with a listing of all their stories, go here.)

  • 24 Feb 2014  Richard Schneider's page for Trabzon, Turkey.  He asks if others, who were at Trabzon 1966-1967, and who remember him, contact him.  Hopefully, he will provide stories and photos later.

  • 02 Feb 2014  John Bross' story about his tours in Greece, Libya, and Turkey.  He was stationed at Diyarbakir from May 1955 to Feb 1956.  He left Turkey from Istanbul in Mar 1956.  Information from Cem Ozmeral's website.  See John's photos of Diyarbakir here.  Some GREAT Photos, some of the best I've seen from Diyarbakir.

  • 30 Jan 2014  Michael Mannion's narrative regarding his assignment to MTMC TTGE as Iskenderun, from Jun 1978 to May 1979.

  • 07 Jan 2014  Dale Endreson's page for the different sites at which he was stationed in the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's, Corlu, Istanbul, and Izmir.  [Updated 06 Apr 2014.]

  • 05 Jan 2014  Bill Wood's updated story about Karamursel, Jul 1967-Jul 1969, and having his AFSC changed from 29252 to 70270 and becoming Wing Sergeant Major.  [Updated 14 Jan 2014.]

  • 01 Jan 2014  Mary Stillman's story about her 3 ½ years at HQ TUSLOG in Ankara.  She was a civilian, Chief of the Education and Libraries Divison of TUSLOG; her duties took her all over the Near-East, and especially to most of the TUSLOG sites in Turkey.  [Updated 05 Jan 2014.]

  • 26 Dec 2013  Jim Lieupo's story about US Army Det 4-4 at Karamursel and his two tours there in the 1970's.

  • 05 Dec 2013  Fred Gosnell's contribution about the 7394th Munitions Support Sq., TUSLOG Det 93, at Erhac, Malatya.  [Updated 27 Dec 2013.]

  • 04 Dec 2013  Don Eddy asks for help from personnel stationed at Trabzon from Oct 1958 to Sep 1959, for information about an incident on the "American Beach" which resulted in injury to USAF GIs from some sort of explosive device.  (This is in support of a disability claim by Don.  If you have ANY knowledge of any kind of attack on US Military Personnel at Trabzon, please contact the Webmaster of this website.  [Updated 14 Dec 2013.]

  • 30 Nov 2013  Rich Anson tells about the USAF Hospital at TUSLOG 119, Izmir, being downgraded to a "Clinic".  He promises to send more photos of his time in Izmir, and some amusing stories.

  • 05 Nov 2013  Dave Simmons tells about his tour in Samsun and talks about his descent into the tunnel outside the site and about the skull.  Photos of the tunnel and skull, AND includes Mess Hall Menu for Thanksgiving, Nov 1959.  [Updated 16 Nov 2013.]

  • 05 Oct 2013  Richard Moore's story about being rooked into volunteering to be reassigned from Scotland to Trabzon TUSLOG Det 3-1.  [Updated 07 Nov 2013.  Includes his tour at Iraklion AS, Crete.]

  • 03 Oct 2013  SMSgt Roy Locke's recollections of his two years at Samsun TUSLOG Det 3-2, and a narrative about the "Turkish Flag Incident".

  • 20 Aug 2013  Lt. Col. G. T. "Tom" McTernan's story about his time at TUSLOG Det 96 at Karamursel.

  • 14 Aug 2013  Jack Bailey's story about his time in Manzarali.  [An update to Jack's original post.)]

  • 15 Jun 2013  Samsun TUSLOG Det 3-2 on Facebook hosted by Paul Dions, James W. Haan, and Doug Morris.

  • 13 Jun 2013  Matt (Michael) Cotton sent a short story of his time at Sinop.  He promises to send a full story and photos later.  Looking forward to posting the story and pictures.

  • 12 Jun 2013  James McClelland has an interesting little story about almost being AWOL at Karamursel.

  • 08 Jun 2013  Dennis Crail wants to contact old friends from Diyarbakir.  Interesting story.

  • 31 May 2013  Bob Peterson's story and photos from Karamursel.

  • 01 May 2013  Wayne Bohannon's story about his time in Trabzon.  Some new photos and several corrections.  [Updated 14 Jan 2014.]

  • 30 Nov 2012  Fred Moore and wife Carol are back for an update on their update on leaving Turkey. How have they been? What are they up to? Well they answer these questions in their newest submission. Welcome back Carol and Fred!! Click above to bring yourselves up to date on the Moores.  (To see their home page with a listing of all their stories, go here.  (Updated 27 Feb 2014.)


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