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This site is an unofficial listing of personnel that were in the Geodetic Survey Squadron/Group from July 1959 to October 1993.

For information on the web site contact
Garrett Moore (garrettmoore@verizon.net) or
Ron Nesti (ron.nesti@q.com)   

If you spot any errors, accept our apologies and inform Ron Nesti of the needed corrections.

Geodetic Survey Squadron/Group, Newsletter #32, April, 2014 (Posted 04.24.2014)

Newsletter archives. Lots of interesting info in these "back issues". Adds perspective to how much work Garrett does for the group. Check them out!
Memento Documents Page If you would like to contribute documents relevant to the Geodetic Survey Squadron/Group's history, please send them to Garrett Moore.


New March 14, 2013 - Two documents from Professor Robert B. Smith on CIA and the 1381st; and on a Montna Gravity Survey - 1970


New March 25, 2013 - Thanks to Obie Chambers, the following document has been preserved for over 50 years!. He provided copies for prominent display at the most recent 1381 GSS/GSG reunion in 2012. Obie provided John Nolton (jnol@powerc.net) a former Marine, geodetic surveyor, the copy he scanned for use here: Command Lines article "Pride and Integrity" authored by Lt. Col. H. G. Peterson, the first commander of the 1381st Geodetic Survey Squadron. (PDF version)


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Reunion News...

Start planning for the next reunion in Cheyenne during the summer of 2015!

Coming later this year and early next year---date selection and a design contest with prizes for our next commemorative coin! Also, hotel, menu and activity selections, and much, much more!

It will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the HQ's move from Orlando to Cheyenne!

2012 GSS/GSQ Reunion photo page is up. It will require you to log in before you will be able to view the pictures.


March 28, 2014 - Sadly updated GSS/GSG Deceased Veterans listing: Curtis E. Barfield;



New 06 Jan 2014 - Jim Heiser's Photo Collection Nevada

New 06 Jan 2014 - David Babers Photo Collection Vandenberg

Added September 20, 2013 - Garrett Moore sent the folowing info. A PowerPoint briefing from NIMA (successor to DMA; predecessor of NGA) that explains why astronomic observations are still needed. added to the Mementos page.

Updated April 10, 2014 - Harry Harris's Photo Collection Cape Canaveral Detachment personnel - 1967 (Got all but one now - Anyone know Raymond's last name?)

1381st GSS Patch
1381st Geodetic Survey Squadron Patch
Special thanks to Al Roberti for providing the image.
The patch was the property
of Jim Farrington (May he rest in peace).
These truly are rare to find.
Bob Santana

Bob Santana...Nevada 69'

The List.....
PRIVACY NOTICE: Members' names are linked to detailed contact and/or personal information. Access is restricted to registered members. If you are an unregistered alumnus of the GSS/GSG, please contact Garrett Moore (garrettmoore@verizon.net) to register.
Darwin Abby
May/1960 - August/1963

Gerold R. Abraham
1961-1991

Robert Ackley
1967-1971, 1978-1984

Kathy Ahlenius
August 1986 to November 1993

John D Allen
1959-1963

Kenneth Allen
September 1968-September 1972

Raymond F. Allen III
1978 - 1993

Garry L. Anspach
Oct. 1960 to Sept. 1964

Keith (aka: Arch) Archuleta and Louise (File) Archuleta
Arch served '86 to '89 & '91 to current.
Louise '88 to '93.

Robert A. Arriola
Feb 1963 to May 28, 1966

Jim Askew
Dec 1973 to JAN 1978

David Baber
1961-1965

Allen ( Al ) Bain
Sept. 1960 to Aug. 1964

William K. Ballinger (Bill)
1971-1975, F.E. Warren and Vandenberg

Allan Barlis
March 1961 - March 1965 (Orlando to Minot to Grand Forks)

Gordon L. Barnes
1975-1978

Stephen P. Barrows
1977-1981, 1982-1991

James Errol Baxley
1962-64 1381st, Orlando AFB; 1964-67 Det.3, 1381st, Grand Forks AFB; 1969-78, Det. 4, GSS; 1978-1985 GSS, Warren AFB

Karen Finnegan Baxley
1978-1983

Larry T Bean
1958 & 1959,Data Reduction,
Returned from four trips to Vietnam, Thailand, & Laos, (LS 85) 1967, 1968, & 1969

Evan Becker
7/68 - 7/73

Mark Belrose
Nov 86 - Dec 92 with DMA, Oct 93 - present with NIMA/NGA

Kenneth PD Bennett
Cheyenne from Dec 1982 - Oct 1985 and at Vandenberg Det 1 from Oct 1985 - June 1991

Richard C. Bishop
June 1967 to Dec 1968

James Bjork
October 1960 to April 1968

James (Jim) R Blackburn Jr
Jan 1969 - Spp 1975

Walter Blackmer
1961 to 1984

Brenda Blake (now Schilinski)
Dec 1975 - Feb 1980

Dalton R Borchardt (Boe) (Honorary Member)
09/09/1959 to 12/31/1985
222 surveyor complete career, 4754th Radar Eval, 2876 GEEIA, 5th TAC, 1 CEVG & 1843rd EIS

Richard W. Bowen
1964-1965

Dennis M. Boyko
August 1961 to September 1965

William "Bill" Brewer
1964-1970, Orlando AFB & FEW AFB, 1971-1982 FEW AFB

Gerald W. Brezina
15 Jul 68 - Nov 73

Kathy Brieden Flinn
(widow of Gerald R. Brieden)

Robert P. (Bob) Brown
Feb/1969 - Jul/1973

Mike Bruess
1967 & 68

Dale R. Burch

July 16, 1963 to July 16, 1967

Carlos L. "Buddy" Bush

JUL 69 - JUL 73

Francesco A. Calabrese, D.Sc. (Honorary Member)
US Army Chief of Engineers, Topo & Mil Engr Directorate Staff, Geodesy Branch.
Liaison with 1381st GSS, Orlando 1962-’63.

Kelly Callantine

Bill Carder
1966 - 1968

Leslie Carlson
Aug 1967 to Oct 1968

CMSGT Robert A. Carlson, USAF, Retired
1 July 1959 to 31 Oct 1959 (Completed Training and sent to the 7420th ES&E in Germany, Geodetic Survey Section)

John K. Cartee
Apr 1960 to Oct 1962 - Orlando AFB, FL; Oct 1962 to Jun 1964 - Det 4, Ellsworth AFB, SD

Bill Carter
1961-63 and 1965-67

Clyde Catron
1961 to 1963 and 1972 to 1975

James T. Cerar
1966 - 1970

Obie M. Chambers
1961 - Oct. 1964

Patrick L. "Pat" Church
Orlando June 1964, retired from FEW 1 Nov 1968

Alan G. Cieluch
May 1970 - April 1974

LeRoy W Clark
May 7, 1963 to May 5, 1967

John Colley
Jan 90 - Dec 91

Kim Conner
January 1986 to August 1990

Al Cramer
1963-1966

William "Bill" Cramsie
May 1973 - Mar 1976

Steve Craviotto
1971-78:
Det 2, Malmstrom AFB, 1971-72;
Sat Tri, F.E. Warren AFB, 1972-1975;
Det 1, Vandenberg AFB, 1975-1978

Warren D Cropp
July 69 - April 74

Louis J Czako
1963-Dec? 1964

Henry Dammeyer
1969-1973

Norman K. Dang
July 1960 - May 1961

Martin (Mike) DaRonco
May 1966 to Sept. 1970

Gilbert G Dayanan
1988-1993, F. E. Warren AFB, Wy

William A DeLoach
1968-1970

John DePuy
1966-1971 - Cheyenne; 1974-1979 - Vandenberg

Herman Dogan Jr.
1. 20 Aug 69 - 25 Oct 70 at Det 5, 1st Geodetic Survey Squadron, Whiteman AFB, MO. (MAC);
2. 24 May 75 - 20 July 79 at Geodetic Survey Squadron, F. E. Warren AFB, WY; and
3. 23 April 83 - 5 Aug 87 at Geodetic Survey Squadron, F. E. Warren AFB, WY.

Deborah M. Lowe (alias, Deborah M. Douglas)
1986 thru 1991

John Dudek
Aug. 1960 to Dec. 62 Orlando AFB , FL; Jan. 63 to Aug. 64 Malmstrom AFB, MT

Kathy Eckhardt
79 to 89

Rick Eckhardt
Summer Hire 81, 82

Harlan J. Edmonds
08/88 to 12/92 DMAAC - St Louis, MO and 01/92 to 12/93 GSS - F. E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY

James W. (Jim) Edwards
Sep 1963 - Jun 1966; Aug 1970 - Jun 1978

Doug (Red) Elgin
Sgt E-4 (1971-1975); GS-8 (1991-1993)

Christopher A. "Chris" Ellison
1981 - 1993, F. E. Warren AFB, Wy

George A. Emerson
April 1979 - December 1993

Doug Everhart
Nov 71-Jun 75

LeRoy N. Everitt
November 1970 - January 1972; Grand Forks AFB, ND;
February 1972 - January 1982; FE Warren AFB, WY

Edward V. Fincke
17 Feb 1963 -1 Sept 1965 Orlando AFB FL
1 Sept 1965-18 Feb 1967 F E Warren AFB WY

Charles J. "Chuck" Finley
1959 - 1963

Ronald R. (Dick) Foster
February 1971 through 4 November 1974

John Gano
1965-1970

Edwin F. 'Fritz' Friehauf
     1961, Orlando AFB, FL: Chief, MSST #15, 1381st GSS(M)
     1962, F.E. Warren AFB, WY: CO, Det 6, 1381st GSS(M)
     1964, Malmstrom AFB, MT: CO, Det 2, 1381st GSS(M)
     1967, Grand Forks AFB, ND: CO, Det 3, 1381st GSS
     1973, F.E. Warren AFB, WY: Chief, Geodetic Branch, GSS
     1975, F.E. Warren AFB, WY: Squadron Executive Officer
     1982-1986 (until retirement), F.E. Warren AFB, WY: CO. GSG

Greg Gard
72-73

W. Karl Geibel
72-76 - Warren and Vandenberg

Jack Gerushalme
Orlando 1960-63; Malmstrom AFB 1963-64; Whiteman AFB 1965-67

Paul F. Gilbert
April 1967 - December 1993

Jeff Golberg
1967-70

Pat C. Graham
10 Nov 60 - 5 Jun 64

James S. Green
June 1964 to August 1966

Billy Grizzard
December 1966 - August 1970

Frank R. Grudzinski
May,1962-June,1964 Orlando A.F.b.,Fla.; June,1964-December.1965 Det.3, Grand Forks A.F.b., N. D.; Oct.1967- Oct.1975 F. E. Warren A.F.b. Wyo.

Jerry Gschwind
October 1979 to 3 December, 1993

Frank "Gus" Guliuzza Jr
1 Sep 63-31 Jan77; 1 Oct 78- 31 Oct 94

Victor J. Haas
charter member in 1959-1960; 1961-67

Dana "Phred" Hannon
March, 1986 - May, 1993

Bruce Hanson
DMA @ Washington DC, 1974-76
Cheyenne, 1976-1979
NGA, Patrick AFB, Fl, 1979-present

Wayne C. Hanson
1982 - 86 Geodetic Survey Squadron, FEWAFB
1986 - 92 Satellite Tracking Branch, Herndon Site, DMAHTC, Wash DC
1992 - 94 Defense Mapping School. Ft Belvoir, VA

Harry C. Harris
1961-1989

Bruce Haseley
10/169 to 10/1973

Bill Hatchett
May 70 to Aug 71

Roger J Hatton
1968-1970

William Haugh, MSgt, USAF/Ret

K. David Godbout (Haws)

James C Heiser
Det. 1 (survey 1977-1980 & 1984-1987) - GSS Cheyenne (Inertial Survey 1980-1984)

John C. (Jack) Herring
June 1965/June 1969

Norm Hershfield, Lt. Col.
1966-1969

Julian Higgins
Computations (1968-69); Sat Tri (1975-76); Commander, Det 1, VAFB (1977-80)

Mike Himes
Nov. 1966 - Sept. 1970

Robert Holman
April 1967-June 1969

Larry L Hootman
March 1960 to Jun 1964; Jun 1966 to Sep1985

Richard Hornby
25 Sep 62 - 24 Sep 66

Harlan "Bud" Houston

Marion Jarles
FEW - 1967 to 1969

Alan K Jantz
Aug 4, 1961 TO Aug 7, 1964

Jerome K. Jerome
1965-1967, 1979-1982

Fred J. Johnson

Jay J. Johnson
1 Jan - 22 Apr 1964; 8 Sept 1960 - 22 Apr 1964

Anthony "Tony"Jones (now Anthony Jacobs)
Nov 1982-Jun 1986, Cheyenne, WY and
1986 to 1989 at Holloman and White Sands, NM

Richard C. Jones
FEW, 1978-81; Holloman, 1981-85

Doug & Sally Jurney

Mary Lynn (Kalb) Hay
Military: 1990-1991 / Civilian: 1992-1993

Steve Kaminski
May 1985 to October 1989

James Kasprzak
1967 - 1970

Jeffery W Kennedy
Jan 1981 thru April 1992

Joseph E. Kinnan (Joe)
Gravity Div: 1968-70; Commander of GSS 1986-88

Darlene Kirkpatrick
November 1990 to September 1993

Ronald R. "Ron" Knaus
1968-1971

Leo Knoblauch
Jun 1981 = Aug 1991

Roger Koehler
1968-1971

Mike Konkel
Nov 1982 - Aug 1993

Stephen Kopecky
Sept 1985 - June 1989

Helmut R. Korstick
1985-1988

Werner Koslowski
Military: 31 December 1963 to 26 May 1967;
Civilian: June 1967 - January 2003

Curtis P. Koster (Curt)
Feb 1961 to Feb 1964

Jerome Kurkowski
Sept. 1984 to Dec. 1993

Neal Lamping, PhD, Colonel USAF (Ret)
July 64 - Jul 68

Steven Larson
79 to 93

Brian A. Lauderman
Nov 1986 thru Apr 1990

Mark Leach
83 - 86

Keith Lebon
June 1963- January 1968

Ken Leifert
68 - 70

Charles LeMaire
May 75 - Feb 77

Patrick J. Lepore
1975-79; Civilian: 1979-90

Al Lien
Orlando AFB Jun 61- Oct 62,; FEWAFB Oct 62- Sept 67,; and VAFB March 69 - Dec 72

Jon Lippincott
About June 1984 to October 31, 1987

Roger Livingston
78-79

James E. Lobdell
1980-1984

Ronald John "Ron" Lofaro
1 January 1961- 1 January 1964

Kirby G. Logan
1963-1967

Gilberto (Gil) Lopez
May, 1962 - May, 1966

H. I. "Mac" MacDougal
November 1959-March 1963

Eugene ‘Gene’ Makle

Norman H. Mason
1968 - 1973

Richard (Dick) Massetti
Military 64-66 ND 78-80; Civilian 81-2001

Billy C. Mayo, LtCol (USAF-Retired)
January 1966 through May 1972

Patrick McDonough
Nov 62 - Nov 66

Peter J McKenzie
Sep 1977- Sep 1979

Richard McNeil
1975-1977

Karen Meckel
08/89 - 10/93 FE Warren GSS/GSG; 10/93 - 01/98 GG in St Louis, MO

Gary M Micheli
April 10, 1969 to April 9, 1973

Kim Mickley
May 1985 - December 1993

Frank Raymond Miller (Ray)
May 1960 - Nov 1963

Merilou Miller
1969-1977; 1980-1988

Neil Miller
July 25, 1966 - July 24, 1970

Robert W. "Bob" Millians
1963-1983

Donald G. Mink
24 Aug 1960 - 24 Aug, 1964

Robert V. (Rob) Mitchell
'73 - '77 and '81 - '83

Ross Mooney
Jan 64 - Jul 67

Garrett R. Moore
April 1967- May 1970 and January - December 1972

Patrick Moran
1-82 until 6-92

Joseph "Joe" Moravek
Aug 1969-Aug 1971

David L. Moulton
October 72 - July 76

Connie M. Musha
March 1959 - Dec 1962 (Orlando AFB, FL); June 1975-Sept 1977 (FEW AFB, WY)

Jeff Nelson
August 1961 - August 1968

Robert J. Nelson
MIL: Nov 69-71 73-92, Civ: Nov 92-Dec 2008

Ronald Nesti
Jun 1964 - Feb 1968

Frederic E. Neumeyer
1959 - 1965

Arthur J. Newton (Art)
01/02/1964 - 05/23/1967 - Military; 07/24/1967 - 12/03/1993 - Civilian

Joseph M. Noel
10 June 1964 - 7 December 1967

Steven B. Oakes
Dec 67-Apr 68

Jason T O'Neil
March 1990 to September 30 1993 (last day of the unit)

Darrell K. Parish
Warren Air Force Base, 1968-1970

Paul Patenaude
1 Jan 1970 to October 1970, November 1971 to May 1973

Pete Patera
1987 - 1992

James M. Peek
Oct 1967-June 1971 (military), 11 Oct 1989-May 2004 (civilian)

Robert C. (Bob) Perelka
Apr 1969 - Aug 1978; Aug 1973 - Jan 1982

Dave Perkins
Mil: 1968-76; Civ: 1977-81

Lee Peterson
1976-1979

Lon Pfau
1990 - 1994

David W. Phillips
Nov 75/The end.

Eddie Pinson
1980-1992

Charlotte Lenice Pinson
1980-1981 & 1982-1992

Roger C. Poe
10/67 thru 10/69

Bruce Porter
Apr 1969 - 1978, [1978-1982 at DMS], 1982 - 2000

James D. Porterfield
November 1960 (Orlando) to August 17, 1964

Marcel R Pouliot
Military - May ’72 - Jan ‘76; Civilian - Sept ’79 - Jan ‘98

Jim Pritt
1968-1970

Robert Proett
1962 - 1966

Manuel A. (Mannie) Quintero
1 April 1960 -- 11 August 1963

Anita (Reed) Rakestraw
6-4-78 to 1-3-87

Thomas Jerry Reese
Dec 15, 1965 - Dec 8, 1969

Rick Reider
Aug 1969 - Aug 1972

Lee L. Robert
1967-1970

Dave Roberts
1984 - 1989

James M. Robinette
Mil - early 60s / Civ - late 60s

Richard (Rick) Rogers
Apr 72 to Dec 79 (77-79 at Det 4)

James (Jim) Rolen
June 1961 - September 1964

Charles "Chuck" Rose
Apr 1973 - Feb 1980

Robert D. Rowe
1960-63 and 1977-89

Theodore Rybak
Orlando AFB, 1960-1963; F.E. Warren AFB, 1963-1964

Bob Santana
1967 - 1971

John Sarles
GSS Oct 1971 to July 1977 and Dec 1984 to Oct 1991
DMS Aug 1980 to Dec 1984

Brenda (nee Blake) Schilinski
Dec 1975 - Feb 1980

Paul Schilinski
Jan 1977 - Oct 1978

David Schmitz
1975-1978 GSS, F.E. Warren AFB, WY (Conventional Survey);
1978-1981 Det 1, Vandenberg AFB, CA (Conventional Survey);
1981-1986 GSS F.E. Warren AFB, WY (Inertial Positioning)

Robert M.(Mike) Scoggins
June 1967-August 1969

Michael (Mike) Scott
5/1963 to 11/1966

Stephen M. Scott
Whiteman AFB, June 1971 - June 1972; F.E. Warren, July 1972 - December 1974

Anthony W. Seizys (Tony)
Jan 1973 - May 1977

Parris "Pat" Sepe
May 1961 - May 1963

Peter J. Sheats
20 Jul 59 - 9 Oct 61

Lyndon L. Sheldon
April 1976 - May 1980

Gerald (Jerry) R Shrewsbury
Jan 67-May 69

Jim Siler
Dec '69 to May '71

Lewis (Lew) Simpson
Arrived:10/1985; retired from USAF 03/1992

Truitt C. Sims
1967-70

Robert Skolasky

James and Amy Slankard
1985-Dec 1988 (Amy) & November 1986-March 1988 (James)

Robert B. "Bob" Smith
Orlando: 1962-1964

Ivan J. Smith
1989 - 1993

Douglas Spangler
Feb 1979 to Oct 1987

Alonzo (Al) D. Spaugh
Aug 68 to Feb 70

Walter Spita
Military: Orlando AFB, Nov 1963 - Sep 1965; FE Warren AFB, Sep 1965 - Dec 1967
Civilian: FE Warren AFB, Oct 76-Jan 84

Louis Squitieri

Dawn Starr
11/16/89 - 6/30/93

Elizabeth Starr (Liz)
1980 to 1993

James H. St. Clair, Colonel USAF, Retired
August 1961 to August 1963

Richard W. Steffens (Dick)
From 07/1969 through 05/1973

Larry E. Stegall

William (Bill) Stone
Jan 1985 to Oct 1987

Dave Stouden
10.66 to 8.70

Dr. Herbert W. Stoughton, P.E., P. L. S., C. P.
mid-August 1990 - 3 December 1993

David D. Stout
8/67-8/71 with 1GSS (FEW AFB)

Richard Stroud
Nov 74 - Jan 86

Mike Strong
May 1969 to November 1972

John (Jack) Studley
1971- 1975

Jerry L. Summerfield
1973-1980

Tom Swart
Cheyenne 12/66 to 9/68
Great Falls 9/68 to 12/70

Rod Sweet
Sept. 1960 - Aug. 1964

Mike Szyhowski
GSS - Mar 72 - Mar 73 (enlisted); Det 4 - Mar 73 - Jul 78 (enlisted); GSS - Mar 79 - Jun 81 (officer)

Brodie Thompson
12.91 - 12.93

Tom Teixeira
1984-1988 1992

Bob Tyszka
Military: Aug 1983 - Oct 1986; Civilian: June 1992 - present

Jim Unfried
1960----1964

Fred Vassau
Sept 1966 thru May 1970

Bob Wade

Dennis "Del Lambright" Walkenshaw
Dec 1973 - May 1978

Robert L. Walter
Feb. 1966 - April 1968

Bobby C Walters
Orlando AFB, Fl, 1960-1965;
Det2, Malmstrom AFB, Mt, 1969-1972;
F. E Warren AFB, Wy, 1975-1980

Dennis G. (Deeg) Warring
SEP 70 - OCT 93

Mark P. "Ty" Warner
Oct 78 - Mar 92

Floyd Watson, Jr.
1984 -1987 (Retired)

Micheal Watters, Lt. Col., Ret.
March 15, 1978 - June 30, 1980

Robert Weaver
August 1966 to Dec 31, 1978

Charles T. "Chuck" Whalen
Dec. 1959 - June 1975

Frank W. Williams
Aug 17, 1960 to Aug 16, 1964

Arthur Winters
1980-1985 F. E. Warren (GSS), 1985-1989 Holloman AFB (GSS/DMAHTC), 1989-1996 Patrick AFB (DMAHTC), 1996-Present Holloman AFB (NIMA, NGA)

Richard "Dick" Winslow
April 1966 through March 1970

Warren V. Woodard, III (Woody)
June 1969-April 1972, June 1975-Nov 1979

H. V. "Woody" Woodworth
1960 - 1964; 1975 - 1987

Dave Wright
1381st GSSq, Cheyenne, Aug 1966- Oct 1967; Det 3, 1st GSSq, Grand Forks, ND Oct 1967 - Mar 1970

James (Jim) Yagmin
Dec 67 thru Sept 69

Douglas R. (Doug) Young
December, 1967 - February, 1971

Stanley R. Zawisza
July 62 - July 66

Joe Zebrowski
Oct 83 - Oct 85, F. E. Warren AFB; Oct 85 - Dec 89, Vandenberg AFB