The purpose of this page is to assist in finding old friends and squadron mates. The following people are former members of the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron or the 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, or the 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Osan Air Base, Korea, who were sent TDY to Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam, and/or Korat Royal Air Base, Thailand in 1972, and whose address and contact information are known to Rick Keyt:
- Ed Askins, 35th TFS
- Dan Autrey, 35th TFS
- Chuck Banks, 35th TFS
- Joe Boyles, 35th TFS
- Joe Lee Burns, 35th TFS
- Jack Caputo, 35th TFS
- Tim “CC” Claiborne, 35th TFS
- Gary Corbett, 35th TFS
- Charlie Cox, 35th TFS
- Dave Eastis, 35th TFS
- Hap Ertlschweiger, 35th TFS
- Lloyd Golden, 35th TFS
- Chuck Jaglinski, 35th TFS
- Bob Jasperson, 35th TFS
- Rick Keyt, 35th TFS
- Jim “Killer” Killoran, 35th TFS
- Phil Lehman, 35th TFS
- George Lippemeier, 80th TFS
- Dave Lowder, 35th TFS
- Doug Malloy, 35th TFS
- Joe Moran, 36th TFS
- Mike Nelson, 35th TFS
- John Ormond, 35th TFS
- Jack Overstreet, 35th TFS
- Mike Page, 35th TFS crew chief
- Ron Price, 35th TFS
- Jeff O. ‘Pitts’ Pritchard, 35th TFS
- Carl Scheidegg, 35th TFS
- Raymond Seymour, 35th TFS
- Biff Strom, 35th TFS
- Charlie Sullivan, 35th TFS
- Jim Sumner, 35th TFS
- Ron Thomas, 35th TFS
- Cliff Young, 35th TFS
- Dennis VanLiere, 36th TFS
- Jim Wall, 35th TFS crew chief
- Mickey Wilbur, 35th TFS
If you are a former member of the 35th TFS, 36th TFS or the 80th TFS and want to add your name to the list, or if you want to contact somebody on the list, send an email message to Rick Keyt at [email protected] with your name and contact information. I’ll add you to the list if you are a former member. If you are trying to reach somebody on the list, I will forward your email to the person you seek and that person can decide whether to respond to your inquiry.
80th Tactical Fighter Squadron
The 80th TFS Juvats have the Headhunters Association for former and current members of the squadron. The squadron has regular reunions and is looking for lost Vietnam era Juvats to come to reunions. See the Headhunter’s website.
Kunsan SEA 1972 TDYers MIA
If you know how to reach any of our guys that are MIA (missing in America) or if you know of names that should be added to the list below, drop me a line at [email protected].
- Larry Culler
- Jay Gaspar
- Ray “Howie” Howington
- John Huwe
- Bill Kyle
- Jeff Musfeldt
- Jim Pinckley
- Sol Ratner
- Carl Scheidegg
- Dan Silvas
- Russ Stone
- Jack Storck
- Larry Taylor
- Ray Vogel
- Don Vogt
- Phil Winkler
Deceased Comrades in Arms
- Major Gary Retterbush – 35th TFS – Died July 25, 2022. See Gary Retterbush 2 – North Vietnamese Air Force 0 and F-4E JV 268 MiG Killer
- Lt. Col. Lyle Beckers, 35th TFS – Died September 2014. See RIP Lyle Beckers, Fighter Pilot
- Col. William “Bill” F. Mickelson, 35th TFS – Died April 5, 2014. See his obituary
- Captain Thomas Amos, 35th TFS – KIA 1972
- Major Jim Beatty, 35th TFS – Died January 2012. Joe Lee Burns & Joe Moran remember Jim Beatty.
- Gene “Popeye” Doyle, 35th TFS
- Ernie Leuders per Jim Killoran, 35th TFS
- Thomas “Rooster” Griffin, Lt. Col., USAF, retired, 35th TFS
- Ray I Vogel, 35th TFS – Died 19 Nov 1999 per Ray Seymour
Richard,I was in the 35th 1961/1963 in Itizuke japan.My problem is I lost my sq patch and can’t find one ,can you help? thanks
Sorry, but I only have one. Don’t know where you could get one.
I was in 35TFS at Yokota from 1967-1970 and have a few original squadron patches,
To Don Criste:
I did a painting recently for a neighbor who was a pilot in the 35th. and flew the F-4 in Vietnam. I sent away for a patch at the SpecOpsShop Ranger Jones. You can get the patch there.
I am looking for an old friend and I saw him in a photo that accompanies this web page. His name is Jeff O. “Pitts” Pritchard.
I’m sure he has a wife and family, but I am getting old enough now to where I want to just say “Hi” to old friends. If you could help me connect, I would greatly appreciate it.
Do not have contact info! I was on 35th for 3 years mostly in Osan and Yokota! Joe Jones
I was a F4 crew chief with the 35th TFS @ Yakota AB from 1966-1970. I remember two pilots in particular, Klaus and Iverson. I wonder where they are now??
It was Ron Overson and his wife was Penny. I think Klaus was Klaus Klaus! I was a GIB and flew with Nick Kemp! In Yokota from 1967-70! The 35th was mostly in Osan TDY during 69 and 70 if I remember correctly!!i may have their ID number on some orders ,
I do not think this website has any interest in the 35th prior to being deployed to Nam in 71!! At least that is whatvI was told..
SORRY PAUL, BUT UNFORTUNATELY MANY OF THEM HAVE PASSED ON.
I recently viewed the video “Thud Pilots” being offered over Amazon Prime Video which can be viewed directly or purchased as a dvd. It’s a very blunt documentary about Thuds in Vietnam during the 60’s. In the closing credits they show several portraits of former Thud pilots. I’m reasonably sure one of them is Gary Retterbush.
I also watched the movie and thought it was excellent. I asked Gary if that was his picture at the end and he said yes. I think his name is at the end when the movie lists Thud pilots. I will put up a post about the movie.