I was on Shemya from April 68 to April 69. I worked in the orderly room under Col. Ashworth and Capt. Dorsey. When I arrived boozer was still walking around. On New Years day (1969) I and the rest of the base attended boozer’s funeral. Bruce Stern.Bruce sent these photos to us in 2006.
1. Reeve Aleutian Airways, Shemya 1968. Reeve would make two trips a week, typically on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pilot Pat Kelly would land regardless of the weather conditions at the time, delivering fresh foods, mail, and passengers.
2. Aerial view of Shemya’s flight line. 1968.
4. Another overhead view of Shemya, 1968.
6. Shemya Map.
7. Boozer, a “living legend” on Shemya, was put to sleep at 1200 hours on the 31st of December, 1968 following a lengthy illness. His funeral service was held on New Year’s Day, 1969. The entire base was in attendance.
8. Boozer’s funeral service, Shemya, 1 January 1969.