PHANRANGERS MEMORIES OF PRAB



NAME AND RANK
WHILE AT PRAB:  1/LT DONALD TAYLOR


THEN ('65).................and NOW ('08)


JOB TITLE:  
Supply Maintenance Support Officer (Dec 65-Jan 66)

   Base Munitions Accountable Officer (Feb 66 - Nov 66)


OUTFIT AND
TOUR DATES:  

366th Supply Squadron (SS)                                 (Dec 65 - Jan 66)

366th Munitions Maintenance Squadron (MMS) (Feb 66 - Jun 66)

435th Munitions Maintenance Squadron (MMS) (Jun 66 - Nov 66)


VETS FROM PRAB YOU WOULD LIKE
TO GET BACK IN CONTACT WITH:
  
People I would like to hear from again (Ranks while at PRAB 1965-1966):

1/LT William Clark
1/LT Bart Sarat ---- CONTACT MADE
I/LT William Sparks
1/LT R.G. Cade (last time I saw him he made Lt. Col)
1/LT Dave Pulte
1/LT Scotty Thompson
1/LT Ray Partain
Capt. James West
A1C Andy Anderson
A1C __ Jordan (I'm sorry I can't remember your first name).
TSGT Tommy Freeny
1/LT Frank White
Maj, Anthony Creston
Maj. Robert O'Brien


WHAT WERE YOUR
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
                      AT PRAB:  

The initial setup and maintenance of the Base Munitions Accountability Record;
establishment and operation of the Munitions Storage Area; and the ability to
meet scheduled aircraft operational munitions needs without delay.


YOUR BEST MEMORIES
                           OF PRAB:  

1.The friends I met and the camaraderie we established;

2.Daily trips to the beach coordinating inbound munitions
shipments with the Army (and my daily swim);

3.Evening movies at the "white elephant" warehouse
bubble and drinking beer at the Officers Club;

4.Playing cards with the "Docs" in the dispensary; and

5.Thanksgiving Day 1966 when I left PRAB for Saigon and home.

YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO TAKEN
                IN COUNTRY AND WHY:


This picture reflects the camaraderie of a group of
young officers who lived together for a year under
the harsh conditions of dust, dirt, and mud while
an Air Force installation was initially under early
construction in a combat zone. Instead of sitting out
on a grassy lawn in the evening shooting the bull and
discussing life, we sat in the dirt. Life was good.



WHAT AM I DOING NOW?

I retired from Air Force active duty in 1984 at Eglin AFB,
Florida. I then retired from my second career with the U.S.
Strategic Petroleum Reserve in New Orleans in April 2003
and now live in the Dayton, Ohio area. I am enjoying retired
life. I am active in the National Society Sons of the
American Revolution; and volunteer several days each week
at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at
Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. This latter interest has enabled
me to meet people from all over the United State and the world.


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