In Memory

David E. Scantland

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12/18/09 09:28 AM #1    

Gene Gross (Apg/Maint. Control)

Dave was another Great NCO....and attended every reunion after we found him in 2000.
There will always be "hole" at the reunions,now that he can no longer attend...

04/20/10 05:14 PM #2    

Dr. Harold W. Thomas

I had the great honor and experience working with Dave for four years at Yokota, and then staying in contact with him from 1971 until December 2008 when he passed.  I never worked with a finer NCO and electronic technician in my entire AF career.  Just a few of Daves noted accomplishments, he and CMSgt Garner started the top three club on Yokota, they then supported the local orphanage and at Christmas time that was a humbling experience working with the kids.  He also was my assistant and worked in almost every shop in the Avionics Section.  He served as NCOIC of Radar, Elect, Instruments, Automatic Flight Control and I believe a stint in the Radio Shop.  He was a most versatile NCO and a great asset to Avionics.  I counted him as a true friend and brother.

Harold W. Thomas, CMSgt USAF (ret)


12/03/12 03:39 PM #3    

Guy Bralley

Another one of the Good Guys.  I did not really know him until just before I left 610, in Mar 69.  Set high standards and helped everyone to meet / exceed them.  After all these years looking back, there were more than a fair share of supe players in the squadron, but when it's your first unit, you often fail to appreciate how good those guys really were.  I did my 4 years in the AF, then 22 more in the USN (after going to school on the GI Bill), and 610 still holds a special place.  It was the people that made it great, and it was Dave Scantland who lead the way and made it happen.  Rest in Peace.

12/26/14 12:29 PM #4    

James Roberson

A great guy. I met his step daughter Judith Ableman in the service club at Yokota. It was a beginner guitar class. We later married in 1969. He is surely missed.

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