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Michael J. Mannion

Captain, US Army

İskenderun - MTMC TTGE

Jun 1978 - May 1979

2014 by Author

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(Michael J. Mannion emailed Merhaba-USMilitary today, 30 Jan 2014, with his story about İskenderun. He promises to send a more detailed narrative later.)

My name is Michael J. Mannion, and I was an Army Captain assigned to the Military Traffic Management Command, Transportation Terminal Group, Europe (MTMC TTGE) and served as Port Operations at the MTMC TTGE port in İskenderun from June 1978 to May 1979.  Under the previous TUSLOG organization structure, it had been called TUSLOG Det 33-3.  At the time I served, there were several other MTMC TTGE ports in Istanbul and Izmir.  Our mission was to support the Air Force Base at INİRLİK, unloading Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels which brought cargo to the port, clearing it through customs, and then line-hauling it to the base.  I have many memories of my time there and will develop a narrative about it.

I just learned about your website today from a former civilian employee who served with me.

Michael J. Mannion, PMP
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