Deceased Veterans Page
This Nike Hercules Missile Site is dedicated to all soldiers, family members and friends that served in Delta 2-1- ADA -32nd AADCOM, Dichtelbach, Germany. We are in search of all veterans that served here, Originally D-5-1-ADA. A Cold War Missile site on the side of a mountain in Dichtelbach, Germany
Robert A Bingham right side
Robert A Bingham
Spc-4 Robert A Bhingham
Robert Anthony Bingham
Quote from Sam McClung's\
Delta Battery 2nd Battalion 1st Air Defense Artillery
One day when I was short I was sitting in the mess hall eating at a table by myself right outside the Officer/NCO section
I was sergeant E-5 then but chose not to sit in the Officer/NCO section
A helicopter landed in the motor pool and word spread the General was on it
As I was eating I saw a hat land on the table across from me with a star on it
It was General Canon, he asked if he could sit with me and eat
I said yeah but mentioned to him the Officers usually sit in the Officer/NCO section and pointed to it
He indicated he wanted to know what was "really going on" at the battery and they wouldn't tell him
We talked for a while and then he was going to the launcher area
He asked if I knew anyone in the launcher area he could talk to like we had been talking
I said no then after thinking about it I said there was one guy named Scot Bryan
After the General left people in the mess hall and outside of it were wanting to know what the General was talking to me about
I said "He wanted to know what was really going on at the battery."
They responded "You didn't tell him, did you?"
and I said "Yeah I did"
I forgot about this for years and one day Scot and I were talking back here in Texas
Scot mentioned one time he was working in the launching area, hydraulic fluid all over him
and General Canon showed up looking for "Scot Bryan", Scot said he and the General met and spoke for a while
the General asking Scot what was going on in the launching area then left with the duty driver
Scot often spoke proudly of Charlie Section and his friends in the launching area and trying to find them
Leroy Ramirez, Roger Blundell et al.
While in Germany he and Gail lived in part of Castle Kauzenburg (link) on a mountainside overlooking Bad Kreuznach
They had a blue Barracuda like this one
Scot went to work for Los Alamos National Laboratories in the 1980s
and worked in Geothermal then Emergency Response, among other things
He stayed employed with the labs/govt. until his death
Scot died on my birthday 2009
Patrick Rinker Died Spring 1978 on a 1977 Harley Sportster. He was from Mass. ..
copied from From Sam McClung
Warrant Officer Hudson
Joseph P. Kelly
(deceased 1980?; cirrhosis of the liver?)
Someone told me Joe came back to the states and married a judge's daughter from El Paso
Lawrence Myrick 24?
(deceased 1990s?; cancer)
Lawrence Sterrett 16C
(deceased 1990s; cancer)
His son told me he died of cancer due to exposure to Patriot missile system radar antenna radiation during operation Desert Storm
Sterrett was good friends with Bob Bingham
and they were basketball fanatics sometimes
He told me of serving in Nike Herc state side
when the units had a red telephone
connected to the President in the White House
SSG Larry Meink Supply
larry Mienk died before his daughter was born, about six weeks after he was badly injured in an automobile accident Larry died in June 82 in Germany He had five operations to no avail.
see above for obituary
Steven Michael Bates
Bad news today. Steven M Bates Passed way in 2004. I spoke to his wife Bobbie, she said he had an accident with a heavy equipment tire in 1997. and has had problems since. Steve was a 16b worked in Charlie section.
Charlie Section Room Fall 1976
Larry Mike Turner
Larry "Mike" Turner
CLEARWATER - Larry "Mike" Turner, age 49, of Babson Park, FL, died 11/27/07, in Orlando, FL. due to a stroke.
He was born 1/20/58 in Clearwater, FL, and has been a lifelong resident of Polk County. Mike was a veteran of the United States Army, a crew chief with Bailey Construction of Haines City for more than 20 years; he later became a supervisor at Hunt Bros. out of Lake Wales, and he was of the Baptist Faith.
Mike is predeceased by his father, Larry Turner and his maternal grandmother, Monteen Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Bearden of Babson Park; The light of his life, granddaughter, Allysa "Shiann" Bearden Turner, of Babson Park; children, Felicia Bearden of Babson Park, Alicia Lang of Dundee, Anthony Bearden of Babson Park, Stacy Lang and Benjamin Latham both of Alabama; grandchildren, Michaela Floyd, Nikki Floyd, both of Sommerville, AL.; mother, Barbara Jean Turner of Lake Alfred; siblings, Denise Kargus, Trish Love, Steve Turner all of Lake Alfred, Daniel Turner, David Turner, Jeff Turner all of Haines City.
Visitation will be Saturday from 3-4 p.m. with funeral services following at 4 pm at Pathway Freewill Baptist Church, Winter Haven. Memorials may be made to charity of one's choice. Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City in charge of arrangements.
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Services will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery located at 5810 Midway Road in Dixon.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:30pm