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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











HOMER KNIGHT 

Homer Dean Knight, 81, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2014. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Sun C. Knight; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Knight; grandchildren, Matthew Knight, Robin Knight, and Michael Knight all of Bagram, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters. Homer enlisted in the United States Army on January 23, 1953. He rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class before applying for Warrant Officer. He applied for Warrant Officer while working with the Nike Hercules Missile System. He became a Warrant (WO1). He went to the Patriot Missile System Course and retired as Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3). He was honorably discharged on March 1, 1987. Visitation will be held 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a Prayer Service at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Service will begin at 11:30am on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Committal Service will follow at 1:00pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Please visit our online register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
Published in El Paso Times from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8, 2014- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/elpasotimes/obituary.aspx?n=homer-knight&pid=172641720&fhid=7171#sthash.V2lRW5J8.dpuf

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LTC Karl Teepe XO (killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon) Served in d 2 1 ADA 1969- 1970 range of time.                                    

Karl William Teepe was born on September 24, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, the older of two sons of Ruth and the late Wilmer Teepe. He grew up in Jennings, Missouri and graduated from Riverview Gardens High School in Bellefontaine, where he was a member of the golf team. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1967 from the University of Illinois, and entered active duty as an air defense artillery Army officer. After just under two years on active duty, he left the service, but re-entered the Army in April 1971. He went on to serve with distinction for more than 20 additional years. He was a Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor at the University of Missouri in the mid 1970s, and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri in 1975. 

Karl is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and served in both Germany and South Korea. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Bronze Service Star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel on September 1, 1991, with more than 22 years active duty. He immediately joined the Defense Intelligence Agency as a civilian financial resources manager in the Office of the Deputy Comptroller for Program and Budget. 

Karl and his wife, Donna, were married on June 9, 1967. They have two children, Wendy and Adam, both of whom are graduates of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was clear to anyone who knew Karl that his family was the most important thing in his life. Karl particularly enjoyed the Smithsonian Institution and other activities on the Mall in Washington, DC. He would take the Metro from the Pentagon to the Mall on his lunch break, just to get away and enjoy the beauty. He was always engaged in a variety of projects at home, anxious to share his progress with Wendy and her husband. 

Mr. Teepe is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Adam; daughter, Wendy Green and her husband, Derek; his mother, Ruth; and brother, Kenneth, and his wife, Lynda.

When You Lose Someone So Young
John Miles (Rebel)
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 Robert A Bingham right side

Robert A Bingham

 

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Robert Anthony Bingham

Obituary: Bingham was charismatic, gifted athlete By Robert D. Dávila -- Bee Staff Writer Published 12:01 am PDT Saturday, July 8, 2006 Story appeared in Metro section, Page B5

Robert "Bobby" Bingham escaped his adolescent insecurities by excelling in sports and joining the Army after graduating from Encina High School. He returned to Encina after the military as a basketball and football coach, earning a reputation as a tough but fair leader who pushed players to work hard and do their best. He also was a mentor and friend, offering a ride home, an ear to listen or a word of fatherly advice he never received after his parents divorced when he was 8 years old.

"His door was always open, and his phone number was always available," said Robert Bailey, a varsity football player who graduated from Encina in 1981. "I loved him as a coach and a friend."

Mr. Bingham died June 28 at his Sacramento home after a 2 1/2-year battle with a rare type of testicular cancer, said his wife, Annette Henke Bingham. He was 49.

Friends recalled a confident, charismatic man and gifted athlete who never lost his competitive edge, often beating younger players in pickup basketball contests. He was also a loving husband and father of two young children, a prolific poet who scribbled verses on scraps of paper and a caring teacher who encouraged young people to believe in themselves and succeed.

He was an enthusiastic volunteer at Leonardo da Vinci School, working in the classroom and driving on field trips. But his favorite activity was "yard duty," where he jumped, ran and played games with dozens of adoring children at recess.

"Most of us moms would stand back keeping an eye on the playground, and he'd be out there in the middle of all the kids," school parent Diane Forrest said. "He was so enthusiastic and really interacted with the kids."

Mr. Bingham was born in 1957 in Portland, Ore., and grew up in Carmichael. 
He never knew his biological father and rarely saw his adopted father after a divorce and military career took him away, his wife said.

Troubled at home, he turned his energy to sports at Encina High School, where he excelled at baseball, basketball and football. He graduated in 1975 and joined the Army, serving three years and playing for his unit's basketball team in Germany.

He returned to Encina High School as an assistant coach and head coach from
1978 to 1989 before coaching at Rio Americano High School from 1990 to 1992. 
He was a mentor to all his students but reached out especially to boys without fathers.

"The things you miss as a child are often the things you strive for as an adult," said Greg Grant, a longtime friend. "Bob wanted to give young people something he didn't have."

Meanwhile, Mr. Bingham attended California State University, Sacramento, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in neuromuscular physiology. He worked as a Yolo County environmental health specialist until poor health led him to retire in 2004.

He continued to volunteer at Leonardo da Vinci School while receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Although his body was weakened, his head was bald and he used a wheelchair, the children never saw him differently.

"They never looked sad or scared," his wife said. "He wasn't tragic to them, because he always gave them hope."

Robert 'Bobby' Bingham
Born: March 8, 1957
Died: June 28, 2006
Remembered for: Coach and mentor at Encina High School and Rio Americano High School; active parent volunteer at Leonardo da Vinci School Survived by: Wife, Annette Henke Bingham of Sacramento; daughter, Gianna Bingham of Sacramento; son, Alec Bingham of Sacramento; mother, Audrey Mistretta of Sacramento; father, Chuck Bingham of Texas; sister, Debbie Bingham of Texas Memorial services: Celebration of life, 3 p.m. Sunday at Encina High School gym, 1400 Bell St., Sacramento; followed by reception at Turn Verein Hall,
3349 J St., Sacramento
Remembrances: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert Bingham Memorial Fund, Golden 1 Credit Union, P.O. Box 15966, Sacramento, CA
95852
7/15/06

  

  Spc-4 Robert A Bhingham                                                                                

  Encina High School Teacher & Staff Obituaries

Robert Anthony Bingham
Robert Anthony Bingham was a dynamic individual who cherished the spirit and hope of young people that eventually led him down a path of coaching high school sports, ensuring the health and safety of communities through environmental health, and raising a loving family. He left this world peacefully at home at the age of 49 on June 28th, 2006, in Sacramento, surrounded by his children, wife, and very close friends. Born in Portland, Oregon on March 8th, 1957, Robert grew up in Carmichael and attended Encina High School where he was active in basketball, football, and baseball. After high school, Robert served honorably in the US Army Nuclear Security program from 1975-1978 stationed in Germany. He also was a member of the Army Special Service basketball team. He later coached at Encina and Rio Americano High Schools from 1978-1990, successfully taking the Encina football team to the playoffs in 1985. Robert mentored many youth, inspiring them to reach beyond their goals and often acting as a surrogate father. It was no surprise that his energy and devotion led him to a second career in environmental health, where, through his dedication and drive, he crafted his own special masters degree in Neuromuscular Physiology at California State University at Sacramento, which he received in 1991. This then led him to the Yolo County Environmental Health Department, where he worked for many years. However, his most cherished accomplishment was his family, as husband to wife Annette and father to Alec and Gianna. Robert was a familiar face on the Leonardo da Vinci elementary school campus, volunteering in the classroom and driving on field trips. He coached his son?s Land Park Little League team and attended his daughter?s many dance performances. He is also survived by his mother Audrey Mistretta of Sacramento, sister Debbie Bingham, niece Cheyenne Bingham, and father Chuck Bingham, all of Texas. Robert?s devotion to family, friends, and community left an indelible mark for everyone who knew his laughter, caring demeanor, and hopeful vision of life. His family wishes to invite everyone to celebrate his life on Sunday July 9th, 3pm, at the Encina High School gym, 1400 Bell Street, Sacramento. A reception will immediately follow at the CSUS Alumni Center on the CSUS campus. Friends are invited to bring a ?story and song? to share as we remember Robert through his love of music. Donations may be made to the Robert Bingham Memorial Fund, Golden 1 Credit Union, P.O. Box 15966, Sacramento, CA 95852.
7/7/06

            
                               Courtney Scott Byran

                                                              

SAN ANGELO Courtney "Scot" Bryan, age 56 of San Angelo went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at College Hills Baptist Church in San Angelo with Pastor Lakan Mariano officiating. Scot was born to Courtney D. Bryan and Patricia A. Bryan on May 24, 1953, in San Juan, Texas. Scot was raised in Rio Grande City and Edinburg, Texas, where he graduated from Edinburg High School. He married the love of his life Gayle on Jan. 15, 1975. Scot served in the United States Army and worked as an emergency responder at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 17 years. He was involved with the Los Alamos Search and Rescue and at the Jemez Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Scot was currently working as an instructor for Louisiana State University. He was an avid collector of model tractors, tanks and airplanes and member of College Hills Baptist Church. Scot was preceded in death by his parents Courtney D. and Patricia Bryan; and is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gayle Bryan and their daughter, Julia Leah Bryan; his brother, Kerry Bryan and his children; Paul, Kelly and J.R.; his sister and her husband, Kelly and R.H. Pursley, and their children, Allen and Madelyn; his mother and father-in-law, Jim and Alene; brother-in-law Forest Washburn and wife Denise, and his daughter, Stephanie; sister-in-law Dustie Rich and her husband Larry and their children, Shaylene and Shauna Stephens; brother-in-law Brooks Washburn and wife Mary and their son Brooks Jr. Scot was truly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children of 9/11 Falling Hero's Scholarship Fund by visiting thebravest.com.

 

                     Quote from Sam McClung's\

        Remembering

Delta Battery 2nd Battalion 1st Air Defense  Artillery

                                                And Friends

 Site http://web.newsguy.com/mcclung/d21.html

 

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

Sam McClung

                                              Patrick Rinker



               Patrick Rinker Died Spring 1978 on a 1977 Harley Sportster. He was from Mass. ..

              ..

Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper 
wasn't his accident just outside of Rheinbollen, He had a sportster I think, Ran off the road into some trees, that side of the road was a real steep drop.
January 13 at 3:34am · 
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez 
he was drunk and ran his sporty into the bridge support, solid pillars. Killed him instantly. I remember him well. He used to hang out with that feller who worked in the motor pool and had the big firebird. You and him got into it more than once :)
January 13 at 6:55am · 
Mike Mclemore
Mike Mclemore 
He ran off the road in a field his head hit a rock busted the Helmet. Tim was on the back with out a helmet. I went and got the bike.
January 13 at 6:40pm · 
Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper 
I didn't know Pat, I remember it was a pretty big shock to everybody, The roads here took a few lives,
January 14 at 3:19am · 
Mike Mclemore
Mike Mclemore I
 used to ride on the back of the sporty. he would scare the shit out of me passing on the line cars coming both ways
January 14 at 4:41am · 
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez 
I have been riding since i was 14 and one thing has saved me all these years! COMMON SENSE!!
I laid down two big bikes, over 700 pounds each and walked away. Stayed on top of the bike and kept the wheels from touching the road while sliding across the road :P
January 14 at 7:13am · 
Mike Mclemore
Mike Mclemore 
true that.
January 18 at 5:29pm · 
Rick Tuzinski
Rick Tuzinski 
I thought he hit one of those concrete road makers and went end over end into a corn field and crushed his helmet into his head.... Im pretty sure i was at that party...
February 12 at 11:48am · 
Mike Mclemore
Mike Mclemore Yes  Rick that's right.
 He was parting at my place in Schweppenhausen. We took his keys and hid them in the kitchen. A bunch of us walked down to the local guesthouse and started a party. Later on a guy from a nearby town need someone to follow him home . The headlight was out on his moped. Tim Likehart a visiting friend of Mike  Bloom and Bingham got the key and they took off. Pat ran off the road into a field. hit his head on a rock busted the helm
et. Tim's leg was broken.  He was in the hospital a few months .We took the sporty to the motor pool. Later it was shipped to Mass
February 12 at 5:15pm · 

Rick Tuzinski

Luis Lopez

 

                                                                Ifc 

copied from  From Sam McClung 

 

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Warrant Officer Hudson

 

(deceased 1980?)

 

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

 


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                                                                   Jim Montgomery

 

 

 He married  Kerstin Boos, not sure how long they were married. She is now Kerstin Ernest
 
 
 
 
Connie Conway
Connie Conway 
He got married to Kerstin Boos, not sure how long they were married. She is now Kerstin Ernest. She might know of Jim's whereabouts if anyone is interested.
March 28 at 12:02am · 
Tom Birmingham
Tom Birmingham 
Let me know if you find out Connie. He used to live in the North suburbs of Chicago. I was in the South Burbs. Thanks Connie.
March 29 at 7:16pm · 
Connie Conway
Connie Conway 
I just sent her a message, will let you know if I get any info back.
March 29 at 7:35pm · 
Connie Conway
Connie Conway 
BTW, how did Jim get away with having his hair that long?
March 29 at 7:35pm · 
Connie Conway
Connie Conway 
Just got a note back form Jim's ex-wife. She has not heard from him i more than 25 years and did not offer any other info.
March 30 at 8:29am · 
Tom Birmingham
Tom Birmingham 
Yeah, I can believe that. He probably married her on a whim.
He definitely was character. He hung with us sometimes but a lot of times we try to ditch him because he'd be a pain in the butt. He definitely needed some growing up to do. He was a good guy when he wasn't acting the goof.
March 30 at 2:32pm · 
Connie Conway
Connie Conway 
do you know what his middle name and age is? I found some addresses in the Chicago area that could be him.
March 30 at 2:55pm · 
Tom Birmingham
Tom Birmingham 
Ha, Ha, We all had longer hair. We looked like the guys in the movie Stripes. I guess they cut us slack because where we were stationed nobody knew about us & we liked it that way.
We partied a lot & we weren't spiit shined but we always got the job done. Sorry but I didn't know his middle name Connie.
I'm guessing his age would be close to 51 or 52.
March 30 at 3:23pm · 
Connie Conway
Connie Conway 
Tom I have some less then pleasant news about Jim. Kerstin just messaged me and told me she found out that Jim passed away in 1986. She found Jim's father on FB and he told her. His name on FB is Jimmy Ray Montgomery. You can look for him and send him a message.
March 31 at 11:09pm · 

 

                                             SSG Larry Meink Supply

 Married Hundeguru Angie Mienk (Hundeguru Angie) 

 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.

 

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see above for obituary

Angie Mienk (Civilian)

Gender: Female
Marital Status: married
Military Status: Civilian
About Me:
i've been married to larry mienk. he and his friends lived in a hotel in kleinweidelbach during working at the base in dichtelbach. i'm looking for this friends.

                                                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

 

 

Gary D Merrell 
Steve was a good friend. Do you know if he had any kids?
May 16 at 11:48pm · 
Bill Cooper
Bill Cooper 
sad info, I didn't know Bates very well, he left shortly after I arrived. I know he was a good friend of yours Mike. Condolences.
Monday at 3:00am · 
Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez 
I remember Bates and his funny mustash. Good guy worked hard and party hard too! Sad sad news.
VR BIG LOU
Monday at 7:54am · 
Chuck Fowler
Chuck Fowler 
Yeah, everyone liked him. He always seemed to have a smile on his face.
Monday at 10:30am · 
Bill Caravetta
Bill Caravetta 
thats sad
Monday at 4:07pm · 

 

                                       Larry Mike Turner

                                           
 
                       
 
                           Larry Mike Turner

Larry "Mike" Turner

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    LARRY "MIKE"
    TURNER, 49
    Supervisor

    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. 
    Condolences may be sent via
    www.oakridgefuneralcare.com
    Published in Ledger on Nov. 30, 2007
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    Jimmy Lamb

    Pass on ?!

     

    Services will be held at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery located at 5810 Midway Road in Dixon.
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:30pm

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