Information on Baron62 crew – 15 April 2023

On the night that Baron52 was shot down, there was another EC-47 crew in an adjoining area.  It is believed the callsign was Baron62.  Does anyone know who the back-enders were that were on that crew?  Ed Marek is asking for an article he is writing.  All details would be appreciated.  Please send the information to me at [email protected] and I will pass the information to Ed.






Site Updates – 22 March 2023

Honor Roll:

Lewis, Leo – updated info

Levine, Barry A. ‘Boots’ – new info

Hickman, Charles T. – updated info

Parry, Alan – updated info

Kagan, Howard I. – new info

Van Leewen, Harold – updated info


NT-880 – new

Rogues Gallery:

Cole, Stephen – new

Ours Losses:

Bock, Charles F. – 25 Oct 2022

Urie, David A. – 2021

Strickland, James M. – 16 Feb 2023

Jordan, Kenneth M. – 2023

Guy, Tommy E. – 2021

Kilmer, Randall D. – 2020

Ritter, Walter A. – 21 Mar 2023


Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony – GAFB

The second annual Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday morning, March 29th at 1100 AM at the Weyandt-Eddy Memorial Plaza. The full event flyer is featured on the vietnam50thcpp.com Homepage. 

Full details about registering for easy access to Goodfellow AFB (if needed), available downtown lodging with hospitality suite, free Tuesday evening reception, Wednesday morning ceremony and plaza visitation, and Wednesday evening reception and dinner are included on the RSVP/Reservations page. Please check it out and submit your online or mail-in reservation no later than 17 March 2023. 

This will be a special ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Operation Homecoming and the return of Vietnam War Prisoners of War. We will also note the exodus of American forces from Vietnam, including the final EC-47 (362nd TEWS & Det 2, 6994th Scty Sq) mission(s) flown from Vietnam (DaNang) on/about 17 February 1973. Please notify Richard Graham at [email protected] or Joe Martin at [email protected] if you flew this mission or have documents and/or pictures supporting this ARDF milestone. Whatever is available will be put on display in the Clarion Hotel Hospitality Suite.


Site Updates – 13 February 2023

Honor Roll:

Myers, Randy – updated e-mail address

Our Losses:

Bates, Thomas L. – per John Cordova

Boedecker Jr., Willis C. – per Mike Murray

Bomar Jr., Henry G. – per AMTA website

Bregant, Gary G. – per AMTA website

Cribbett, Myron E. – per AMTA website

Shirley, Harlan D. – per AMTA website

Hoar, Galen E. – per AMTA website

Keefer, Phillip H. – per AMTA website

Newell, Eugene E. – per AMTA website

Rokicki Jr., Edward M – per AMTA website

Schmitt, Gary F. – per Tom Glass

Sisco, James E. – per AMTA website

Standing, William E. – per AMTA website

Umberger, Franklin – per AMTA website

Kirk, Young R. – per AMTA website


2023 Reunion Announcement

6994th Reunion 2023

Plans for the 2023 Reunion are in the process of being finalized.  We will be in the Washington DC area by the Dulles International Airport at the Westin Hotel.  The tentative dates will be 24-26 August 2023. As usual, we are negotiating for the reunion rates to be available for 3 days before and after the reunion, space available for those of you that want to do some extra sight-seeing.


There are many attractions in the DC area, and the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum is a short, free shuttle bus ride from the hotel, and of course admission to the museum is also free.  Metro rail service to downtown DC is also a short shuttle bus ride to the new Silver Line extension.  Special all day fare cards are available for unlimited trips during the duration of the fare cards contract.


As many of you know Cory and Lisa Hayward have been working for the past 4 years on a documentary of the importance and value of attending reunions.  Many of you have participated in the video interviews that have been made.  Cory & Lisa hope to conclude their efforts and show the results of their work at this year’s reunion, and they want to make sure that anyone that has not yet provided their input (or wants to add to their interview) has a chance to participate in the project.  A preview of their project can be seen on the 6994th website under the Video dropdown tab, and is titled ‘No Longer Alone’.


If you wish to provide new material or add to your already collected input, you must contact Cory by NLT 29 Jan 2023.


To that end, Cory is available to collect your input via telephone call, e-mail note, or even possibly a Zoom teleconference.  For those of you that might want to create a selfie-video on your cell phones and send them to her, I’m sure she’d be glad to accept them.


Cory’s contact information is:

e-mail: [email protected]

cell phone: (615) 406-0386


Site Updates – 27 November 2022


PL-943-946 – new

PL-094 – crewmember identified


Honor Roll:

Desch, Ed – new info

Tommie, John – new info

Timms, Dean A. – new info – looking for someone who knew him at Danang


Our Losses:

McFarland, Jimmie L.

Rise, Robert L.


Site Updates – 13 October 2022


NKP-759, 760 – new

TSN-1234 thru 1237 – new

PC-389 – new

PL-942 – new

NT-864 thru 879 -new

HPB-034 thru 041

Rogues Gallery:

Deas, Bobby – updated

Erskine, Mike – updated

Hance, Gary – updated

Siple, Lou – new

Cecelia, Richard – new

Carroll, Richard – new

Our Losses:

Bobinger, David I.

Frink, Wilfred R.

Salzwedel Jr., Harold

Batson, Robert B.

Honor Roll:

Pakenas, Robert J. – updated info


Site Updates – 13 July 2022


TSN-1202 – ID added

NT 963-964 – IDs added


Honor Roll:

Romero, Herb – updated info

Lewis, Richard J – updated info

Nelson, Rodney – new info

Parker, Ray – updated info

Cole, Stephen J. – new information

Arensen, Howard – new info

Smith, Edward E. – updated info

O’Neil, Mark W. – updated info

Hamilton, Leo – updated info


Rogues Gallery:

Nelson, Rodney G – new

Arensen, Howard – new

Horvath, Alex – new

Costin, Leo – new


Our Losses:

Zoebish, Dale L.

York, Kenneth C.

Arensen, Howard