Anyone remember my father?

Payne, Ken
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Anyone remember my father?

Postby Payne, Ken » June 28th, 2015, 9:14 am

Good day gentlemen,

My father was Ken Payne sr and was an Airman from 66-69 I believe. He passed away 10 years ago. I was rummaging through his old papers upon our move from Whidbey Island, WA (I am in the Navy) and ran across his patch. I found old documents with many of the GEEIA names on it, such as flight boarding lists taking a crew back to the US as well as a list of names of people who he was stationed with. Very cool stuff that brings me closer to him. My only regret is that I didn't really get to talk to him much about his time in the service. It would have been a great connection to have had. He never really talked about it much though. I remember him speaking of listening to Dylan and Coltrane in the bars you gentlemen went to. I know he was in Okinawa and went TAD to the Korean border at some point. Does anyone remember my dad?

Also is there a Facebook page?

Thank you,

Kenneth M Payne II
USN

Weekley, Tommy
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Weekley, Tommy » June 28th, 2015, 12:38 pm

Hi Ken there is a Facebook page, there were a bunch of us in Oki and Korea at that time, unfortunately a lot of them no longer communicate on this site but maybe you will get a hit, good luck with it. It also helps tracking someone if you give as much info as possible such as names and places on the documents as it might jog a memory from us old dudes........... Tommy

Weekley, Tommy
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Weekley, Tommy » June 28th, 2015, 12:46 pm

Also Ken if you find his 5 number AIr Force Specialty Code( job description) it will help with the type of jobs and people he might have worked with.If he was a typical GEEIA dude , he probably could have told you some good stories, believe me, it was a far, far different time and world!

Payne, Ken
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Payne, Ken » June 29th, 2015, 9:03 pm

Tommy!

Oh man, thank you for the response! Anything helps. I have a few old letters to a few of his fellow enlisted but not much more. I will try the facebook page. I will also post the list of names soon of what I have and maybe someone will respond.

thank you again

V/r

Kenny Payne

Payne, Ken
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Payne, Ken » June 29th, 2015, 9:23 pm

by the way, do you have a link to the facebook page? I've looked but tono avail

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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Reynierse, Bob » June 30th, 2015, 9:30 am

The Facebook page is "Freinds of Neko Nomad" And the above advise is very sound. I wish you luck. I'm sorry that I can't offer you any help.

Weekley, Tommy
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Weekley, Tommy » June 30th, 2015, 12:25 pm

Also Ken, try GEEIA-MDA-EI ASSOCIATION on Facebook, there are very recent posts from that time period.

Weekley, Tommy
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Weekley, Tommy » June 30th, 2015, 12:28 pm

If he was in Oki and went try to Korea , he was almost certainly in the 2875 th.

Getchell, Darrell
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Re: Anyone remember my father?

Postby Getchell, Darrell » October 4th, 2015, 7:45 pm

Ken, there is a facebook page called E&I that has a lot of posts from time to time, also other unit pages i.e, 485 EIG, 1839 EIG, 85 EIS, 1849 EIS, etc. Nearly every old unit has a face book page.


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