Shemya post-wwii scrapbooks (dave coover)
I entered the AF with 95s across the board on the entrance exam. In 1962 because of bad eyes (20-30) was told I couldn't be a meteorologist, leaving cook; AP; medic; or clerk as options. The guy in the Green Monster saw me tearing up and left (bless him), coming back with ELINT radio operator. Whatever that was, I was going to take it. Off to Keesler from March to August for training, then to Shemya (SYA) to work. Leaving there 11 months later, and on the basis of my entry scores (too good for a clerk/typist), I was made a computer programmer. That was a job I held with various companies (primarily United Air Lines) until I retired in 2002. Dave Coover Dave contributed the following newsletters published on Shemya on 17 May 1963 and 26 July 1963, along with the “Welcome To Shemya AFS” pamphlet, 1963 edition, providing an excellent look at life on the “Rock” during those times. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your system as these are PDF files. [Note: Uncheck Google Chrome “Optional Offer” on the download page if you don’t want these additional options installed on your PC along with Acrobat Reader]
Original Posting: 16 Feb 2012