This would be the hard-working young man in the previous picture. Shaving, apparently, was part of his complicated road to graduation.
And here we find Gary, Rich, Dan and Tony in Japan awaiting the final leg to Taipei.
Everyone I knew from STRATCOM bought one of these name badges. Gary's is in pristine shape. We all thought they were really cool. What our translated names meant wasn't as important as wearing this distinctive identification.
One of the Gold Mountain Joint Overseas Switchboards (JOSS)
Sp6 Whatanbe shown in front of some of the Gold Mountain Equipment
Staff Sergeant Henry Hankins at the audio board
SSGT Hankins and his children pose in Tien Mou. Don't you wonder when looking at these old pictures what everyone looks like today?
With no fear of heights, two young guys atop the Gold Mountain Tower
The story of this picture, as related by Gary, isn't the great-looking Honda, but rather the worst-ever sunburn he got that day! Many others who were out in the sun for extended periods could offer their own experiences with a Taiwan sunburn.
There was a driving range near Taipei International Airport. Here, Gary takes a hack as Dan and Mary DiThomas await their turn. Dan must have gotten the Chevy running.
Kneeling, Gary and friend Jeff Blumberg work without directions putting a grill together. Nothing ever went wrong doing this, did it?
Now we see how exhausting assembling the grill was. It called for Gary and Jeff and Sue Blumberg to visit McCauley Beach.
SPC5 Gary Roske along with man's best friend at his Tien Mou residence
This might look familiar to some of you.It's the bus turnaround in Tien Mou.