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PFC Jerry Alexander:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1964 - Oct 1965?

Designation:  

Army Radio & News
Duties:  

At SCN he performed a variety of tasks; Newsman, radio personality, continuity writer, "Chronicle" script writer, TV audio man and cameraman. 

Hosted "Sunday Evening Symphony" on the radio at 11PM.

Trivia:  

A graduate of St Louis University with a BS degree in Radio Speech. He also had a background in Classical music.

Jerry's interests ranged from Ulrich Zwingli to the great Wurlitzer Pipe organ.

Biographic Details:  

Originally from St Louis, MO where he worked for WGNU radio as a newsman. 

Joined the Army in November 1963.

Most recent info:  

Jerry planned to do extensive traveling after leaving the military and then to return to College to work on a graduate degree in Radio & TV

Last known Location:  

Currently believed to be living in St Louis, MO

SGT William "Bill" Alexander:

  

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 1960's

Designation:  

Army Sgt. News
Duties:   News
A/2C John Michael Allen:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1962 - 1964 ?

Designation:  

USAF. Airman 2nd Class. Director, producer, cameraman
Duties:  

At SCN, he demonstrated his extraordinary proficiency as TV Director, producer and cameraman.

Productions at SCN included "Musical Heritage," and "Sight in Stereo."

Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:  

From Edmonds, WA. Studied Architecture at Everett Jr College.

Gifted artist, musician and humorist. Began his career at WKTC (USAF Educational CATV station.)

Enlisted in 1961

After SCN, Mike had planned to return to return to the University of Washington to major in communication arts. 

Gene Anagnos:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1968 - 1970

Designation:  

Supply & Newspaper
Duties:   Started in the supply room and later moved into the Newspaper department.
Trivia:  

Nicknamed "the Greek" by his coworkers.

18 when he came to SCN.

Biographic Details:  

Believed to have come from Indiana or Illinois

Rotated out after 18 months and has not been heard from since.

Lt Hank Benson:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

Army. Southern Command News
Duties:   Editor Southern Command News
SGM Stan Bishop:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - late 70's

Designation:  

NCOIC?? Engineering
Duties:   Well respected & Highly thought of by his coworkers
Don Boddy:

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's
Trivia:   Don was the only Black American on the CFN staff during that era. 
James Bradley:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - early 70's
A1C Brock L Bravo:

 

 No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's

Designation:  

USAF

Duties:  

SCN Newspaper Staff

Richard Burch:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

3/69 - 12/70

Designation:  

Film Editor, Camera
Duties:   Began working as a film editor and later as a camera and audio technician.
Trivia:  

His motorcycle was popular among his coworkers.

Was married Laurie from the CZ for a while.

Biographic Details:   Worked for CBS before leaving the industry.

Most recent info:  

NA
Last known Location:   Last known to be living in New Jersey in the 70's
SSGT John Burke:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1959 - 1963 1965 - 5/1966

Designation:  

Army. NCOIC Radio & TV
Duties:  

NCOIC over Radio & TV, HQ 5th Army between 1959 and 1963.

Held 4th on SCN's "Dawnbusters" every morning from 5 - 6AM.

After arriving at CFN in 1963, he returned to the US after 8 months

In 1965, he returned to SCN to finish out his 20 years and retired May 1966.

Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:  

Originally joined the army in 1946. Spent the first 17 of his 20 years with the Army, in the MP's.

Joined AFRTS in 1959 at AFKN-PUSAN.

In 1963 after 8 months at CFN, he returned to the US where he became a PM investigator & Publicity NCO at the Recruiting Main station in Chicago until returning to SCN in 1965  to finish out his 20 years.

He retired on May 1966 and returned to his native Illinois where he & his wife were living and working with the Chicago Police K-9 section of the Interstate canine patrol out of Chicago.

Most recent info:  

NA
Last known Location:   Last known to be living in Chicago, IL
SP5 John A Caton:

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 70's

Designation:  

Radio

Jan Christensen:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

Announcer

Duties:  

He hosted "Symphony Hall" each afternoon. 

Trivia:  

Introduced many CFN'ers to classical music. 

Spent most of his off-time reading and playing chess.

Wayne Claibourne:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

64 -65

Designation:  

USAF. Radio DJ. 

Duties:  

Hosted Pop Shop 

Richard Clark:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - early 70's

Designation:  

Radio DJ

Duties:  

Was a radio DJ on the overnight shift.

Last known Location:  

Last known to be living in San Diego

Rich Clements:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's

Designation:  

Radio & Production

Tom Colvin:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - early 70's

Designation:  

TV Sheriff Tom. 

Duties:  

NCOIC of Radio.

Hosted the SCN Afternoon show as "Sheriff Tom."

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Believed to have originated from Tennessee.

SSGT Jorge Comacho:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

April 1964 - January 1966?

Designation:  

Army. Engineering

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

During his CZ tour, he lived in Cocoli with his wife Susie and daughter Susan.

Biographic Details:  

He spent 8 years at Ft Ord, California before arriving at SCN in the Canal Zone.

Considered California his home although he was born in Puerto Rico.

Prior to his military career, Jorge worked at WKAQ radio in Puerto Rico as an engineer. 

Jorge had been assigned to many overseas tours with the Army including Japan, Korea, Hawaii and Spain. Other overseas assignments included Cairo, Istanbul, Casablanca and Naples, Italy. Most of his assignments were with the American Embassies where he inspected electronic equipment.

He planned to retire from the Army with 20 years of service when he left SCN and intended to return to California to continue working as a radio & TV engineer.

Jim Cook:  (aka: Jim Fields)

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

Young, but with a very professional sound, very much into R&R which was still somewhat in its infancy at that time.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

From upstate New York where he had used the air name "Jim Fields."

Chief Richard "Dick" Craigen:   

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Nov 62 - 1965

Designation:  

USN MRC. NCOIC News Dept. & Photographer

Duties:  

Arrived at SCN in 1962. He maintained a high degree of excellence due to his excellent judgment. 

Although he was well known as a skilled photographer, he maintained that it was only a hobby.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Joined the Navy in 1944 where he was involved in WWII and the Korean Wars.

He spent 15 of his 20 year career at sea.

After leaving in 1965, he was to be assigned back to the US for Recruiting Duty. 

He and his wife Lucille had 2 children, Dan and Mary. 

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

May possibly be living in Washington state.

Wayne Cummings:

   

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

News

Duties:  

It is believed that he came to CFN in 1962 and did mostly news. 

Peter Cuzzo:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's - early 70's

Designation:  

Radio DJ

Jean Decker:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Designation:  

SCN Secretary & receptionist

Duties:  

In addition to her secretarial and receptionist duties, Jean was responsible for  typing the weekly program schedule for SCN and see that it is finished and ready for printing in the SCN newspaper.

She also typed the television logs and prepared the Canal Zone Calendar for Radio and TV.

Trivia:  

She also took the time to sew on stripes and buttons acting as Den Mother for the SCN troops.

Biographic Details:  

Her husband, MSGT Carl Decker was with the USAF Fire Dept at Howard AFB where they lived with their three children at the time, David, Gary and Cathy.

SP5 Mortimer De Leon:  

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

64 - 66? two tours

Designation:  

Army. Spanish news & NCOIC Broadcast Ops & acting 1st Sgt

Duties:  

He was  transferred to SCN in December 1964 as the chief Spanish News Announcer from his assignment with the 74th Quartermaster detachment in the Panama Canal Zone . 

In addition to announcing the Spanish news on radio & TV, Mortimer also wrote and edited his own newscasts.

Mortimer returned to SCN for a second tour as NCOIC Broadcast Ops and acting 1st Sgt.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Originally from Gurabo, Puerto Rico.  Attended the University of Puerto Rico where he also played the Saxophone in the ROTC band.

Joined the US Army in December 1962 where he attended basic training at Ft Jackson, SC and then attended Quartermaster school in Ft Lee, VA.

He was transferred to Stuttgart, Germany with the 35th Quartermaster battalion where he served from 1963 to 1964. 

Mortimer planned to continue his education in Civil Engineering when he completed his tour of duty in the Army.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Current Location unknown, but a good possibility that he returned to Puerto Rico.

?? Dempsey:

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Larry Dove:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's

JO3 Jerry Evans:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1964 ? - Mar 1966

Designation:  

USN. Artist

Duties:  

Jerry was assigned to the Newsroom at SCN as well as SCN morning Radio.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Began broadcasting at KUVY & KNOR Radio in Norman, OK while attending OU.

Worked at WKY TV in Oklahoma City, OK. 

Entered the Navy in 1961. 

Was assigned to Kenitra, Morocco whre he worked with AFRS station WNAA and the Kenitra Kourier newspaper doing every type of job from Janitor to Editor.

Jerry left the Navy in March 1966 to return to his hometown of Binghampton, NY.

Joe Fields:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Designation:  

Artist

Duties:  

Joe was a very talented artist and well liked among his coworkers

Don Findley:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Trivia:  

Don said his main ambition in life was to become a character actor. The perfect age for a character he insisted was 35, so he planned to return to the West Coast and be a beach bum until he reached that age. 

Biographic Details:  

He was from Portland, Oregon.

J02 Frank W Fisher:

 No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's

Designation:  

USN

Duties:  

SCN Newspaper Staff

Jimmy Fulmer:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

64 - 66

Biographic Details:  

From Arkansas. 

Carl Gentry:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

Skipper Andy

Duties:  

Carl Gentry played Skipper Andy on the "Lilac" with Happy Hoyer as first mate for the SCN Afternoon Show. 

David Gerli:

 

 No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

61 - 62

Biographic Details:  

Was a cook at Hq Kobbe (became a cook on the way to RdeP on the old UNS Upsher with Gunnar Bennett), before Guntis persuaded MSgt Jerry Duval (CFN NCOIC) to bring him over CFN.  

Terry Glenn:

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

63 - 65

Designation:  

USAF. Technician

Ken Harrelson:  

   

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1962 - ????

Designation:  

Radio DJ

Duties:  

Hosted the CFN radio program, "Bunkhouse," a weekly music radio program playing country music.

Ken had a very southern, country, accent which blended well with the Bunkhouse theme.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Red head from South Carolina

A/1C Glenn Hartman:  

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's 

Designation:  

USAF Engineer  

Duties:  

Glenn came to SCN as an engineer to maintain the Radio & TV broadcasting equipment in tip top condition.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

From Hastings, Nebraska where Glenn was a manager of the Parts and Service Dept of a garage.

After joining the USAF in Jan 1962, attending basic at Lackland AFB in TX, Technical school at Keesler AFB in MS where he learned broadcast engineering and was then assigned to Lowry AFB in CO for a year and a half.

Bill Heitman:  

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 1960's 

Designation:  

Puppeteer for TV afternoon

Duties:  

Puppeteer for Christopher the Kitten, Columbo the pup and the Grinlatz Rock Quartet on the children's afternoon TV program "Nicky the Crew Chief"

Trivia:  

Was an avid collector of silver dollars from the Panama hotel casino's in the 60's.

Tom Howe:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

69 - Early 70's 

Designation:  

TV 

Ray Huber:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 1960's

Designation:  

TV Production 

Biographic Details:  

May have been from Kansas.

Paul Hyatt:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

late 60's - early 70's

Designation:  

Camera technician

Duties:  

Operated camera for the news.

Trivia:  

Wife used to sit and knit in the studio while he worked.

Phil Jacobs:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

Sports

Duties:  

A real pro

Trivia:  

Drove a vintage MG and had a sign on his desk which read in effect, "The military knows not what the military is doing. " Shades of Lonesome Dove," the sign was in Latin and apparently none of the brass ever bothered to translate it.

Lt. Peter Jaensch:  

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

December 1964 - 1967?

Designation:  

USAF. Commanding Officer & News Director of SCN

Duties:  

He was commissioned as an officer in the USAF in December 1964 and was assigned directly to SCN.

At SCN, he was News Director and responsible for all Radio and TV news broadcasts. 

He supervised the flow of news from 5 wire services, news films and photos to SCN and the Newspaper where he was also the editor.

While at SCN, he reported directly to the Public Affairs Office, USSOUTHCOM who provided guidance and direction.

Trivia:  

He and his wife Vanessa as well as their infant daughter, Tracy Karen, lived on Howard AFB while he was working at SCN.

Biographic Details:  

Graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Journalism where as a scholar, he wrote a book on the German Press.

Peter intended to become a career information officer.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

They considered East Meadow, NY as their permanent home.

John Johnson:  

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 1960's

Ann Kalb:

  

 Photo soon to be added

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1962 - 1963

Designation:  

Weather Girl

Duties:  

One of the real bright spots in the history of CFN was the addition of a "weather girl" in '62. It is believed that Ann Kalb was the first weather girl for SCN and worked at the station until Spring '63. 

Ann was very well-liked and appreciated by all staffers, and was popular with the audience, as well, and did a great job after getting over the usual stage fright. 

Trivia:  

Ann dated Gunnar Bennett while she was at CFN.

Biographic Details:  

Ann was Class of '62 at Balboa HS, and the daughter of a Panamanian Mother and CWO Charles Robert Kalb who ran the Officers Mess at Albrook. She also had twin brothers (who were named Charles and Robert Kalb). 

After leaving, Ann became a hostess for Southwest in San Antonio, and then married Dr Wendell C. Schorlemer and has at least two children.

It is believed that one of Ann's children is a son named, Dr Robert E. Schorlemer; also of San Antonio and member of the TX Health care council.

Most recent info:  

NA

Last known Location:  

Ann is believed to still be living in the San Antonio area.

Tom Kaminski:

 No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

USAF. Radio & TV News

Chris Kelly:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

63 - 64

Designation:  

Army. Newscaster

Duties:  

He arrived at CFN with no experience. Bill Fleming and Jack Mulvain worked with him until he became a pretty good talent. He had a great voice to work with. 

Trivia:  

Chris was best man at Jack Mulvain's wedding in the Canal Zone. 

Biographic Details:  

After leaving CFN, Chris got the job at WICC in Bridgeport, CT which Steve Glassman was unable to accept due to military service. 

His father was a writer for the Gabe Pressman show on WNBC in New York and before that a great newspaper journalist. So Chris had roots in the business. 

After rising through the ranks to CBS Network News, he got caught in a CBS bloodletting and was let go as the CBS Pentagon Correspondent. 

Most recent info:  

Harold Dowe from CBS told one of the CFN'ers that Chris was selling real estate in New Mexico. 

Last known Location:  

Possibly in New Mexico

Chuck Kelly:

  

 No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

Sports

Duties:  

Took over sports after Phil Jacobs left. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

He was from Louisiana and is believed to have attended LSU.

Tom Kirby:

 

 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

64 - approx 66

Designation:  

Army. Morning DJ and TV news anchor

Duties:  

Tom was the Chief announcer of the SCN radio section.

While at SCN, Tom traveled frequently, did play-by-play sports remotes on both radio and TV and hosted the radio program "Clockwatcher." 

Very talented in many areas of broadcasting

A master of Ad-libbing, play by play, interviews. Very creative.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Started in radio in 1956 when asked to host a teenage radio program for his High School.

In 1959, he was named the Jr Sports Announcer of the year for New England. He was 18 at the time when he won the award in competition in Boston, MA at Fenway Park.

In late autumn of 1959, Tom was named Sports Director of Radio Station WBRK in Pittsfield, MA.

Tom broadcasted such events as the NE Basketball Tournament and the American Legion Little League series from New England to Nebraska.

Prior to SCN, Tom was the News Announcer for KEPG TV at Ft Huachuca, AZ a closed Circuit television station.

Became a major market TV news director in the mid 1980's at KARE in MN. 

Don Kizzar:  

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Norm Klug:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's

Designation:  

Army. Sports Anchor 

p4 Jim Leach:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 1960's

Designation:  

Army. SCN Newspaper

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Last known to be living on a farm in Plattsburg, NY in the early 70's

Jay Light:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 1960's

Ron Linderman:

 No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 1960's

Biographic Details:  

A Marine Lance Corporal who planned to become a hairdresser

Jim Lowe:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

64 - 66

Designation:  

Army.

Duties:  

Pop Shop

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Possibly from Virginia. 

John Makela:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 1960's

Designation:  

Announcer

Duties:  

His Boston accent was almost as pronounced as Bill Hodgson's Texas twang

They both spent a lot of time trying to emulate Gary Owens. 

John hosted a late-night request show.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

From Gardner, Mass. 

Rich Marcotte:

   

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

Played Grandpa McKorn on the children's afternoon show.

Bob McArthur:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

Possibly connected with Cosmo the Crew chief TV show

Ralph McGee:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

Army. Radio

Biographic Details:  

Ralph has since become a civilian technician on the staff of the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Ft Meade, MD.

Ken Mullins:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

News 

Biographic Details:  

Was from Ohio; Believed to have been from Columbus.

Jim Owen:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's 

Designation:  

NA

Duties:  

Radio 

Mike Owens:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

late 1960's 

Sp4 Gordon Paffrath:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

late 1960's

Designation:  

Army
Duties:  

Film library, Video

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Native of Owatonna, MN. 1967 Graduate of Brown Institute of Broadcasting & Electronics. DINFOS. Planned to seek a career in Radio broadcasting after SCN.

Capt Parish:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

?? - 1962

Designation:  

OIC 

Duties:  

Promoted to Major (before leaving CFN?)

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Was seen at Ft Meade, MD after leaving SCN.

PVT Mark Peterson:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

9/1965 - 1967 ?

Designation:  

Army. TV Audio Engineer

Duties:  

He arrived at SCN in September 1965 and began working as a TV audio engineer as well as the Weekend Potpourri announcer.

He was also host of the radio show "Night Flight" on weeknights at 10PM.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Originally from Lake Park, MN.

After graduating HS in 1960, Mark attended the Brown Institute of broadcasting and Electronics.

He was hired by KABR radio in Aberdeen, SD as an engineer-announcer.

Three and a half years later, he was inducted into the Army and trained in Ft Leonard Wood, MO.

Mark planned to return to the Dakotas or MN after his discharge from the Army.

Carlos Pineda:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1964 - 1966

Designation:  

Army. E-3 or Sp4.

Duties:  

Art Director, DJ & TV News Anchor

Originally from AZ. Very talented Artist. His drawings, were used by the television side to illustrate any number of local PSAs and show promotions. Also did the sets for "Dance Party" and "Nicky the crew chief"

Did play-by-play sports remotes on both radio and TV. 

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Became a major market TV news director.

Renaud Pope:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Approx 1964

Designation:  

TV cameraman

Duties:  

A very good cameraman according to coworkers, when he decided he wanted to be Special Forces. 

Trivia:  

After about six months at SCN, he took a transfer to a Special Forces Unit, went through the Jungle Warfare School and, presumably, went to Vietnam. 

Before his combat assignment, he came back to SCN after completing his training, sporting a beret and several other medals and ribbons on his chest. Many admired his courage even though his choice in assignments was decidedly hazardous.

Capt Newel E. Sawyer:
 

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1965 - ?

Designation:  

USAF. SCN OIC
Duties:  

He arrived at SCN at the time the new radio antenna crashed to the ground.

Capt Sawyer reported to HQ Southern Command as the new OIC for SCN. 

Trivia:   Capt Sawyer was married to Kristin Hesser of Norman, OK who had remained behind in Lakewood, CA with their daughter who was 2 at the time.
Biographic Details:  

Native to Oklahoma, Newel attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where he was assistant public relations director and editor of the college newspaper for 2 semesters.

In 1960, he received his bachelor's degree in journalism from OSU and was commissioned a LT in the USAF.

He was protocol and Public information Officer with NORAD and ADC division HQ in GA, OK and NY.

In 1963, he attended the USAF public relations school at Boston University and in 1964, he attended Squadron Officers School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

J02 Chuck Schroyer:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Designation:  

News
Ike Selig or Selik:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

TV production
Duties:   NA
Trivia:   He and Phil Jacobs were great buddies, and was the only one who was ever able to break Phil up while on the air.
Ssgt Patrick V Sennett:

 No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Late 60's

Designation:  

Army

Duties:  

SCN Newspaper Staff

Richard (Dick) Snow:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's 

Designation:  

Puppeteer on Cosmo
Duties:   Ron was the puppeteer on Cosmo the Crew chief afternoon children's show.
Sid Stark:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

Announcer
Duties:   Great voice and on-air presence for both radio and TV.  
Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:  

Believed to be from Indiana

Graduate of Drake University.

Gordon Stone:

  

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

NA
Duties:   NA
Trivia:   "Stoney"
PFC Rich Storer:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

aprox 1964 - 1966? 

Designation:  

SCN Newswriter & newspaper
Duties:   At SCN, Rich produced and wrote the original program, "Close-Up" as well as its successor, "Chronicle." 
Trivia:   Rich was rumored to be part of the Storer Broadcasting family, although that was never confirmed. 
Biographic Details:  

From Cincinnati with a penchant for writing.

Before SCN, Rich had been a free lance writer. His articles were published in several national magazines and was under commission to Crosley Broadcasting Company where he had created a series of original Religious programs.

After leaving SCN, he was headed to his home in Cincinnati for 6 months prior to traveling to Europe for a year or more abroad where he would focus on his writing and perhaps some time for his second love, Painting. 

PFC Bill Strong:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Designation:  

Radio & TV News Anchor
Duties:   While at SCN, in addition to Radio & TV news anchor, he was also a DJ, Sportscaster, cameraman and newsman. 
Trivia:   NA
Biographic Details:  

Born in Brooklyn, NY but called Norfolk, VA home.

Worked at Radio station WITH in Baltimore, MD before SCN, as well as WGH in Norfolk.

After SCN, he planned to return to commercial broadcasting and to finish his education at Old Dominion College in Norfolk.

Don Sullivan:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Designation:  

TV Director
Duties:  

Capt Adventure on Nicky the Crew Chief; the Children's afternoon TV show for a short time.

Later moved into directing the program in preference to being on the air.

Jim Suttles:

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

60's
Biographic Details:   Was from Ft Payne, Alabama.
Dee Trantor:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

Radio Announcer

Duties:  

Dee Trantor and Bill Hodgson (Bee and Dee) did a Saturday morning show called "Music Mania." It was a Bob and Ray type production with short skits mixed in with off-beat music. They may not have had a lot of listeners but they sure had a lot of fun and often recruited other staff members to help out.

Trivia:  

Dee was a devout Mormon who never uttered anything worse than "gosh" or "darn" - until he blew a 5-foot putt.

Biographic Details:  

After CFN, he returned to Utah and bought a radio station with his brother

Anthony "Tony" Valentino:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

NCOIC

Duties:  

Could be very military when the situation called for it, but otherwise was very laid back and let his crew use whatever talents they had.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

Believed to have been from the NYC area. 

Ed Webb:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1964 - 67

Designation:  

USAF. NCOIC of Television

Ann West:

 

No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

71 - 72 or 73

Designation:  

SCN Newspaper volunteer 

Duties:  

Worked on the newspaper staff putting the two people and places pages together.

Trivia:  

Wife of a military husband (non-SCN)

Best known (on the newspaper staff) for her love of morning roach coach spicy sausage (half smokes).  They learned not to light cigarettes, smoke, or have any open flame within 25 feet of her after her roach coach purchases

A1C Jim Westensee:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1965 - 1967

Designation:  

USAF. Engineer

Duties:  

Jim quickly became an outstanding member of the SCN engineering staff.

Trivia:  

At the time Jim was in the CZ, he was married to Janice and had one son named Troy.

Biographic Details:  

Joined the USAF in 1963. Attended Technical training at Keesler AFB in MS and was later assigned to Lowry AFB in CO where he worked with closed circuit educational TV for 2 years.

After 2 years in the Canal Zone, Jim planned to stay in the USAF for another 16 1/2 years to complete a 20 year career. 

Bill Whitehead:

 

 No photo available

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Early 60's

Designation:  

Film librarian

Duties:  

NA

Trivia:  

The CFN crew used to all go down and watch Rawhide, Perry Mason and a few other favorites as soon as they came in. (Star Trek, too in later years)

Dennis Williams:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Designation:  

Photographer

Duties:  

Photographer from Corozal

Chuck Wilson:

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

Mid 60's

Trivia:  

Known for his great singing voice

Mike Wilson:

No photo available

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

1960's

Designation:  

USAF TV director

Yogi Youngquist:

 

Current Status:  

Missing

Tour of Duty:  

@ 1964 - 1966

Designation:  

Army Sp4. Cameraman, TV Sports Announcer

Duties:  

Cameraman and TV sports announcer. Also some radio as well.

Trivia:  

NA

Biographic Details:  

In the mid-80's, he was located in the central valley of California in or near Bakersfield and married.

 

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