8610 AU - ASA Field Station


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Entry: 95648
Subject: 8610 AAU KYOTO

John Popovich wrote on May 13, 2018


City and State: HUDSON FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: U.S. Army

Comments: My last message seeking my former buddies. I am now 86 and not in good health, If any of you guys out there served during my time from 1/54 to 8/55 in the voice section, please let me hear from you. thanks

John popovich

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Entry: 86535
Subject: 8610 AU TORII STATION (SOBI)

Elmer Ryan wrote on June 17, 2013


City and State: HAGERSTOWN MD

Unit: 501ST, 330TH C/R, 326 C/R

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My nickname is Granny. After serving in Korea for 10 months and
19 days they saw fit to transfer me to Okinawa to complete my
tour. I was trained as a ditty-bopper at Fort Devens, MA. Can't
remember a lot of the men I worked with but Whitey rings a loud
bell. Love you guys.

Keywords: Seoul, Chunchon, Ouijonbo. Kimpo, etc.



Entry: 85262
Subject: WHERE ARE MY BUDDIES?

John Popovich JR. wrote on January 19, 2013


City and State: HUDSON FL

Unit: 8610 AAU KYOTO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Several years ago I placed a message on this site
looking for old buddies. I have heard nothing. I am
now 80 and if there is anyone out there who served
with me at 8610 AAU Kyoto, Japan from 1/54 to 8/55,
please contact me. I'm particularly intersted in
hearing from Jack Russell, Dave Ronney,Joe Quinn,Ted
Tinling and the others who served with me in the
voice section. I have forgotten the names of others
but please reply anyway.

Keywords: Eggs



Entry: 83727
Subject: OLD FRIENDS AND COMRADES

John Popovich JR. wrote on July 24, 2012


City and State: HUDSON FL

Unit: 8610 AAU KYOTO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I served at 8610 AAU Kyoto from 1/54 to 8/55 in the
voice section. Some of my comrades called me eggs
because of my insatiable appretite for eggs...in any
form. I was on the baseball team..albeit not in the
staring nine. After discharge one of my best buddies
went to NY to become an actor. The other, a graduate
of Harvard and the Juliard School of Music was
destined to become famous..if not as a muscian,
certianly as a comic. Where are you guys and any
other voice dudes from that period??? Please contact
me.

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Entry: 82991
Subject: CP DRAKE TOKYO. BULLDOGS FOOTBALL 1957

Thomas Lerario wrote on May 11, 2012


City and State: WINDSOR CT

Unit: SPECIAL SERVICES

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: i played quartback for the 1957 cp drake team that lose to Zama in
our final game.Looking for buddies from cp who used to go to the
race track with me

Keywords: Football team



Entry: 79934
Subject: LOOKING FOR GUYS IN MY FATHERS UNIT

Tom Swigart wrote on August 10, 2011

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City and State: GRANDIN MO

Unit: 810 CU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: some of the guys he remembers are ralph stites, msg fortenberry, chris cristfirld and wife he was lt.

john woods, he was there from 1953 to 1957 looking for all his buddies. spelling may be wrong thanks 



Entry: 79607
Subject: 8610 A.S.A. FIELD STATION,KYOTO

Conley Welch SR. wrote on July 12, 2011


City and State: WETUMPKA AL

Unit: INTERCEPTOR OPERATOR

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was stationed at 8610 Field Station, Kyoto from May1955 to July 1957. I played on the Fast pitch softball team that went to the All Far East Championship in Okinawa in 1956. I also played on the football team that played the Japanese College All Stars on Christmas day in 1956. I would love to hear from anyone during those days.

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Entry: 78920
Subject: SEARCHING FOR OLD FRIENDS FROM 8610 AAU

Charles Kissell wrote on May 15, 2011

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City and State: OCALA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Looking for any remaining operations personel of that era. Most are now deceased. Supply Sgt Ed Criswell latest to pass.

Keywords: 1952-54 Orazio Reale (Roy 1st Sgt)
John Teske NCOIC Non Morse section 



Entry: 73025
Subject: ASA 8610, KYOTO, JAPAN

Sal Galtieri SR. wrote on January 6, 2010

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City and State: MYSTIC CT

Unit: 8610

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would like to contact members of my unit; 1952 - 1954.

Keywords: Served as a Electronics Tech. 2nd shift.



Entry: 63203
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Ernest C. Olson wrote on November 28, 2007


City and State: LAREDO TX

Unit: FIELD STATION 8610 AAU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Does any one remember a Kazuko Fujimori and what ever happened to her.

Hope good things happened to her.

Keywords: Sharpsteen, and Ashcraft, Capt Heck, Byron C Griffin,
Marc Marchetti, Harmon,

Battle of Gojo, yes been there, different campaign.



Entry: 63083
Subject: FIELD STATION 8610 AAU (DU)

Duane Borski wrote on November 18, 2007

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City and State: ARVADA CO

Unit: FLD STA 8610 DU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Served at Kyoto 1954-1955 MOS 058.20 Went to Kumamoto in 1955 on a site survey and returned to 8610 Served with such as Tweety Bird Holloman, Sfc John Babers, etc. Lounged at Tory's Bar in Kyoto



Entry: 62382
Subject: 8610 DU (AAU) KYOTO

Arby Edwards wrote on September 22, 2007


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE GA

Unit: 8610 DU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: A DF Intercept Operator at 8610 in Kyoto from 1954 to 1956. A brief interlude in 1955 on TDY to Kumamoto. Another sojourn away from 8610 in 1956 while on loan to UN Hq. in Tokyo. In and out of Oji on numerous occasions. In later years worked in the American Embassy in Tokyo for ten years and lived not far from Oji.

Keywords: Battles of Gojo, Rosie's Alley and many others.



Entry: 61903
Subject: KYOTO BLUES BASKETBALL TEAM 1954,55,56

Eugene Barnewolt wrote on August 7, 2007


City and State: PLAINFIELD IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Would enjoy hearing from any of the guys I served with and played ball with. Some of the men were Frank Casey, Ray Brooks, Ivan Lamb, Bob Meyers, Stu Tomlinson, Moose Ferries, Carl Cope. Also anyone else from the company who remembers me.

Keywords: Barney - Played basketball with 8610 team. All Far East Champions - 1955. Col. Black was company commander.



Entry: 57778
Subject: 8610 AU ASA FIELD STATION

Rodney Heist wrote on June 24, 2006


City and State: MOUNT UNION PA

Unit: 8610AU ASA FIELD STATION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was attached to 8610 ASA From Jan.1954 til May 1956.Worked with the Line Crew With Sgt.Griffin,Sgt.CorboPfc. James,PFC.Ebbs,PFC. Praddle and PFC.Whimmper.Would be nice to hear from some of you guys.

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Entry: 51599
Subject:

Ernest C. Olson wrote on June 18, 2005


City and State: LAREDO TX

Unit: 8610 AAU, CAMP FUKAKUSA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Came in from Korea 1952 Dec Left Jun 53 back to Korea.
Was a personel clk. aaagh.

Olson

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Entry: 49434
Subject: HQ ASAPAC - 8621ST AAU

Leroy W. Gardner wrote on March 8, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: HQ ASAPAC, 326TH CRC

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I think confusion exists about unit designations, in some of the messages I read. The 8610th AAU was at Kyoto (126th). Later this outfit was redesignated the 326th CRC and sent to Korea. We were located on route 3A, just North of Seoul. Uijongbu was about 15 miles north of the 326th, also on or near route 3A
HQ ASAPAC had the designation - 8621st AAU, and it was located near Oji-cho, in Kita-ku, Tokyo.
I served at HQ ASAPAC from Aug 1951 to Sep 1952, and at the 326th from Sep 1952 to Jun 1953. I was a DF plotter and evaluator.
The 501st Hq was located in the city of Seoul, in the ruined building of a school, not in Uijongbu.

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Entry: 48641
Subject: FUSHIMI FROM 1947, 1948

Jack Ubersax wrote on February 2, 2005


City and State: WILBRAHAM MA

Unit: 126 SIGNAL SERIVCE CO.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would be interested in hearing from any who served there
between end of WWII and late 1948.

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Entry: 47459
Subject: 1ST ARMY, ASAFE, OJI CAMP, 1954-1956

Ralph Myrick wrote on December 11, 2004

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City and State: RICHLAND WA

Unit: FIRST ARMY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was at Oji Camp working in the vault. Then, I was trasferred to Fushime B Koyto and then transferred back to Oji. I would like to contact two buddies, George McGurk and Rober, Chrome Dome, Pyles. Would like to hear from any others who remember me.

Keywords: Nick name was tigersan. Got this from Camp Drake because I returned to barricks growling like a tiger after drinking Tiger beer.



Entry: 47458
Subject: 1ST ARMY, ASAFE, OJI CAMP, 1954-1956

Ralph Myrick wrote on December 11, 2004

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City and State: RICHLAND WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 46268
Subject: FS 8610 ASA, KYOTO, JAPAN

Paul Harvey wrote on October 12, 2004


City and State: HUNTINGTON WV

Unit: FS 8610 ASA, KYOTO, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 46267
Subject: 8610-54-56

Paul Harvey SR. wrote on October 12, 2004


City and State: HUNTINGTON WV

Unit: FS 8610 ASA, KYOTO, JAPAN

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords: The battle of GOJO Japan



Entry: 43606
Subject: JAPAN/KOREA

Miles Miller wrote on June 6, 2004

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 42994
Subject: EDWARD HOSEY

Kevin Hosey wrote on May 12, 2004


City and State: BUFFALO NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Edward W. Hosey, who served in ASAPAC 1951-52, including at Oji, died April 15 in Buffalo, NY, at age 75, of a stroke he suffered the day before. While it took him years to tell my mother or any of us kids even the very basics of his service, he was always very proud to have served in the ASA. Indeed, last yeat, he finally started attending ASA reunions with his wife, Sheila, and really enjoyed himself. His trick sergeant, Donald Nice, was one of Dad's pallbearers, a great honor, as were the military burial ceremonies. If anyone knew my father, feel free to e-mail me at KJHosey@adelphia.net. Kevin J. Hosey

Keywords: ASA, Oji, ASAPAC, Hosey



Entry: 41602
Subject: HQ USASAFE, OJI CAMP 1055-57

Bill Thomas wrote on March 9, 2004

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City and State: LOS VEGAS NV

Unit: HQ CO USASAFE OJI CAMP, TOKYO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was assigned to Oji Camp from May 55= Feb 57, wprked for Mr Lee, with Sgt Dierolf, Maj Betty O Rogers. would like to hear from anyone there during my tour.


Red Thomas

Keywords: Hong, Bobby Lee, George Sentagrath, Dierolf



Entry: 40167
Subject: MORE AND MORE

Dick Harris wrote on January 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Sorry, I forgot to mention on my map (1921) it is the Jyuhou Seizo Jou which means Heavy Gun Factory.

Dick Harris

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Entry: 40166
Subject: MORE ON 1ST TOKYO ARSENAL

Dick Harris wrote on January 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Boy, am I embarrassed. I had the info. I have been trying to find right here.
When I lived in Tokyo I bought some used books and also a set of old maps. They had been tucked away and overlooked, but I stumbled across them shortly ater posting my original message asking about the 1st Tokyo Arsenal.
On my several trips to Oji to find it, I just never walked far enough from Oji station. Memeories fade and I remembered it being just a few blocks, but it is more than 1/2 mile from Oji sta., actually quite a bit closer to Jyujo sta. on the JR Saikyo line.
Anyway, it is now the Rikujyou Jiaitai Jyujou Chi Tonchi or Ground Defense Forces Jyujou Base.
The on-line map I use shows the buildings. I wonder if they are the original ones. I hope to find out in May when I really find it this time.
Best regards,
Dick Harris

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Entry: 40140
Subject: 1ST TOKYO ARSENAL

Dick Harris wrote on January 21, 2004


City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I arrived at the Tokyo Arsenal (we never heard it called "1st" or Oji Camp) in December, 1951. Then after a few days, on to the 326th, later 329th Comm. Recon. Co. near Yonchon. I was an Intercept Operator, MOS 3717? 1717?
Anyway, since then I have visited Japan quite a few times and I lived in Tokyo from 1985 to 1994. I went to Oji several times trying to find the Arsenal with no success. I imagine it's long gone, replaced by hi-rise apartments. Nonetheless I still want to find the spot again when I go back next May.
If anyone has a map showing where it was and can scan it and e-mail it to me, I will be grateful.
I have current detailed maps of the area and there are good ones on line.
Thanks and best regards
Dick Harris

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Entry: 40016
Subject: GETTING OLD

William Martyn wrote on January 16, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: 8610 AAU

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Fough battle of GOJO

Keywords: 1954-1955



Entry: 37384
Subject: GO GO EACHI

Ralph Griffith SR. wrote on October 5, 2003


City and State: CATHERINE AL

Unit: 8610

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the 126 and xferred to 8610 whrn the 126 went to Korea. I followed them to Korea to the 60th

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Entry: 35272
Subject: LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

Harry Livermore wrote on July 5, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served in in the ASA in Korea from Feb, 1955 to March 1956. Most of the time stationed with the 501st at Ouijonbu.

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Entry: 32151
Subject: 8610 AAU FLD. STA.

Johnnie Johnston wrote on February 18, 2003


City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit: 60TH SIG SVC CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: When I went from Korea to Japan, I went to the First Tokyo Arsenal and then to the 8610 AAU Fld. Sta. We were in Tokyo just a few days before going by train to Kyoto. This was in Aug. of 1951. While with the 8610 we won the 6 man football championship in our area. Great bunch of guys, especialy our quarterback, Pete Noonan. The teams in the area then combined to make up an 11 man team. We played in the All-Japan-All Star game in the First Kyoto Bowl. The Japanees won. It was still a great game and banquet afterwards. I played center and was beat up pretty much. We also had a baseball team. I was one of the pitchers. We practiced on a ball field around the corner from the barracks. I had a green jeep that had a metal top and doors. I sold it to one of the guys when I left. His wife was coming over, and he needed it. All I have to say is you all were a great bunch of buddies. I live in Wichita,Ks. and would like to hear from anyone that was over there.

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Entry: 27647
Subject: FIELD STATION 8610

Gene Peters wrote on August 17, 2002

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City and State: WACONIA MN

Unit: FS 8610

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: It's really interesting (and fun) to read about field station 8610, kyoto, fukaksa and so on here on the www. I was stationed at 8610 in 1956 and 1957 and still well remember some very nice guys from all over the country. 360 yen to the $, chopsticks, and so on. I'm Gene Peters, Minnesota, call me or e-mail. Thanks much.

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Entry: 23860
Subject: HE FLY'S IN A FIGHTER AIRPLANE AND WANTS TO SEE SOME TIMES NAME IS BRICK IMERMAN

Kara Schermer wrote on March 11, 2002

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City and State: IOWA FALLS IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to know how he is doing and does he lrean alot of things.I would like to have some info to.

Keywords: He is on a aircraft



Entry: 23113
Subject: I THINK I NEED HELP

Monica Vayo wrote on February 12, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm actually looking for some of my Pappy's old buddies. His name is Sterling "knobby or knob" Nauman. I believe he was a Medic at the time and also really young. If anyone has any information please get a hold of me as soon as possible. I would Appreciate it.
thank you.

monica

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Entry: 22923
Subject: SEEKING 8610 FRIENDS 52 - 54

Harold King wrote on February 5, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: 8610 KYOTO

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 21562
Subject: JOHN COUNTWAY - ASA FRIENDS

John Countway wrote on December 17, 2001


City and State: WILLIAMSVILLE NY

Unit: ARMY SECURITY AGENCY

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: I'm not sure if I'm eligible for this service since I did not serve in Korea but I was in the service from January 1953 to 1955. Many of my close friends in basic training went on to Korea and I would like to reach anyone that recognizes my name. After basic training I was transferred to Alaska where I served over two years.

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Entry: 20879
Subject: BASEBALL PLAYERS 'FUSHIMI FLYERS'

Chuck Helgeson wrote on November 22, 2001

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City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: FIELD STATION 8610

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone I served with - both in service and baseball. 1952-54.

Keywords: Field Station 8610 Fushimi Fukakusha, Kyoto. Fushimi Flyers Baseball team. Played in Tokyo 5/53 in Tokyo Rocker 4, Far Eastern Command Elimination tournament.



Entry: 10914
Subject: 326 COM RECON

Gerard Courtemanche wrote on August 8, 2000

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City and State: POINT PLEASANT BEACH NJ

Unit: 326TH COMM RECON (ASA)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in Fukoksa Japan

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Entry: 9672
Subject: MAY 52

Alvin Gary Schultz wrote on June 25, 2000

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City and State: BOULDER CITY NV

Unit: 8610 AAU, ASA FLD STA.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: We arrived in Tokyo in May 1952, processed thru Camp Drake and assigned to ASA HQ Pacific at the Tokyo Arsenal before being transfered to a permnant assignment at the 8610 AAU, ASA Fld Sta.,in Momoyama, Japan. Replaced by the 326th Comm Recon Company in Momoyama, the 8610 moved to its new facilities in Fukoksa, Japan. I would like to hear from anyone who served there, particularily the following: Donald P. Callis (Baldy), Donald L. Mehr, Otto W. Blymiller, Richard C. Bupp, Frederic S. Miller. and Earl Hooks Gary Schultz

Keywords: Primary station was the 8610 AAU, an ASA Fld Sta.,located in the Kyoto, Japan area; 1952-1954







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