John Nickell

Profile Updated: July 8, 2020
John Nickell
Where do you live: Killeen, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: LaRue
Children: Trudy born, 1966; John Justin born 1972
Current Occupation if still working: Retired
Military Service: US Army - US Air Force - US Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion
What years were you assigned to the 610 MASS at Yokota?

May 1967 to May 1970

Where did you work with-in the 610 MASS?

Avionics Radio Shop

Have you ever attended a 610 MASS reunion?

No

Comments:

Three of my 4 years and 6 months in the USAF were in the 610 MASS. I retired from the US Army in 1991 after a 28 year military career.

In 2007, I retired from teaching for Central Texas College in Killeen, TX and have enjoyed a vary active retirement playing music with my guitar and fishing. I play music in the Gatesville Country Music Hall of Fame house band. I am a permanent member of the Hall of Fame.

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Jul 17, 2020 at 10:08 AM

I sent you a birthday greeting before your birthday, but don't see it here. Hope it was a good day. You and John Betts in the radio shop with me are the only names I remember from Yokota. At 81, it's getting harder to recall those names. I've outlived many friends and family members. Hope you are well and fulfilled your goals and dreams. You can search my name on Facebook to see what I've done since Yokota.

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South Korea, 1984
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Earnie, never thought I would live this long when we worked together in Japan. I was in the radio shop, but often on the flight line. I frequently think of a very busy day on the flight line when I leaped up the steps to the deck of a C141 and found the entire aircraft full of metal coffins. The first time to see this was a sad and humble moment for me. I'm now 81 and retired from the US Army as a CW3 in 1991. I see many friends younger than me pass on. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and are well. ~ John Nickell

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Happy Birthday! Worked in the radio shop, 67-70, mostly evening shift. Never thought I would live to age 79 and still be active. I don't remember many folks from those days, but remember you and John Betts. Only 5 years of my 28 years in service were in the USAF before going back to the army. Retired as a CW3 after heart surgery in 1991. Experience on HF radios was useful in Honduras in 1984. Hope you are well.

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South Korea, 1984