I'm helping my dad, James Harvey (aka Jim, Jimmy) with his benefits claim. He was an aircraft electrician (42350) at Takhli with the 355th (FLD?) Maint SQ PACAF. I believe he left in Aug. '68. (I'm having trouble reading the DD214). His Uniform Military Personnel Record says he was in SEA, but nothing about RTAB. He's from WV and it looks like he went to school at Chanute in '61.
He got a letter today saying he needs to provide more information - basically proving he was in an area w/ exposure. I started researching and figured out this probably won't be a slam dunk. He has Parkinson's and heart disease.
I'll show him the site tomorrow - but thought I would reach out an see if anyone remembers him and/or was at Takhli the same time. I'm thinking he's going to need buddy letters? I will also try to get more extensive records and supporting docs.
Thank you all for your service and support here on this site - I've been googling for hours and this message board is amazing. - Kim N.
Hello Mike & Ken, I was there October 67 to August 68 when our KC-135 tankers relocated to CCK in Taiwan. I was an electrician. I'm 73, 74 in 2 more months. I suffer with MG and minor prostate cancer. John Guilbert
Hey there Ken,
Mike C. here... Our Tours Over-Lapped > My Tour was OCT '67 - OCT' 68. Have you been in touch with Any Other ELECTRICIANS and/or our Supervisors, any of them still Surviving ? If not, we may be among the Last Living Spark-Chasers on BASE those Years. I deem it crucial we compare Notes and Create "Buddy Letters", Especially our Duty's at the TRIM PADs, IF We were on the SAME SHIFT (SWING SHIFT for me)? Facts like TANKER TRUCKs Color, ODOR we Smelled after Spraying, the Oily substance on Skin, etc. Please consider Contacting me @ 415 SixEightSix 9474 Pacific Time 1PM - 4PM M- Thur is OK, but 6PM - 8 PM is Best for me.. On West Coast. Hope your Treatments are Done & Successful ! Thanks, Mike C.
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