- "Our Crew" as Rusty calls it.
This photo was taken in the Fall of '73 in one of the banquet rooms at the
old TOP-5 club following the Navy's take over of the base officially. Truly the
begining of the end, but more on that another time. "Our Crew" was a varied
group and this photo shows about a third of our closest friends. Rotation
elsewhere, and being on duty limited the participants.
Shown are from
the back left are: Pat Lapollo, NJ, USA; Mike Haderer, NY, USN; Ed Szczepanski,
PA, USN, (Our official designated driver, long before it was politically
correct); Jim Duchins, NY, USN; yours truly, Roy King, TX,
USN; middle row from left, a close Army friend of Pat Lapollo's whose name
unfortunately escapes me, Tim Roney (the last name I can't be certain of!) AL,
USN; Mike Kopriva, TX, USN; front row from left: Mike Demsey, OH?, USA; "Big"
John Bachtell, MD, USN; and Andy Lumadue, PA, USN.
- The Kagnew Main Gate at
- Kagnew Station Guide Cover