Tuesday, December 1, 2015

5. The Deceased List

The following is a list of Deceased NPIC/Building 213 Employees taken from the NPIC Reunions Database.

Bob Abbott
Ray Adinolphi
Dick Ahlgren (12  Apr 14)
Judy Ahlquist
Anne Allen (18 Feb 15)
Jimmy Allen
Col Charles Allen
Jan R. Anderson (May 2011)
Tom Appleberry (9 Dec 08)
Ed Arakelian (4 Jan 98)
Archie Archibald
Col Lou Ardoin
George Arthur

George Bailey
Maurice Baker
Bill Banfield
LTC Bill Barger
Donald Barr
Joe Bartenstein (7 Nov 2011)
Bill Barton
LTC Robert Base (8 Jul 05)
Michael A. Basile (1 Feb 2011)
James Beard (13 Apr 01)
George Beck (11 May 2015)
Norm Beckett
Gary Belan (May 2006)
Clifford Bell (2013)
Bill Belt
A. J. Bennett
Arnold Bersoftsky
Tom Betsock
Burt Betters
Gerry Bidlack
Ernest Blaine
Ken Blank
John Bonner
Mike Bottey (2011)
William H. Breedlove (18 Oct 09)
Richard "Red" Brewer (5 Oct 09)
Ed Brewster
George Brown (3 Feb 09)
Dino Brugioni (25 Sep 15)
LTC Bill Bulen (18 Dec 10)
Col Alonzo Burroughs
Deloris Bush
Harvey Butler

Joan Cain
John Cain
Charles "Chic" Camp
Roger Carr
John Carroll
Frank Cason
Ed Cates
Charlie Chan
Bill Chew (ca 2000)
Maurice Childers (26 Dec 2011)
Capt Charles Choyce
Leon Coggin
Cathy Coleman
Ernest "Slim" Collins (6 Apr 08)
Newton Condray (Oct 10)
Marvin Converse (Nov 10)
Bob Crittenden
Bill Crimmins
Jack Crooks (25 Dec 04)
Bill Culkin
Ed Cummings (21 Apr 2014)
Bob Cunningham
Dennis Cunningham (6 Oct 09)
James Curran
Bill Curtis

Clayton Dalrymple
Charles Daly
Tim Daly (9 Aug 2014)
Mendoris Daniels (Oct 10)
Edward C. Davis (4 Jan 2013)
Frank Davis (Jul 09)
Robert R. Davis
Leslie Brooks Dawson
          (12 Dec 2011)
Larry Day
Bob Delmar
Moulton Delong
Paul Dietz (24 Apr 10)
Wilbur O.Dodd (Jan 06)
Chris Dole
Frank Douglass
Tom Downey
Rick DuBarry
Diana Durand (21 Oct 07)
Gordon Duvall
John Dvorshak

Robert Eads (Jan 10)
Col George Eckert
Robert Eisenhaur (9 Dec 04)
Ev Eldridge
Jeremy Elms (ca 1969/70)
James E. Eppard (Jun 2010)

Jim Fahnestock
Paul Farmer (19 May 2012)
Jim Fay (Jan 10)
Walt Fertig
Billy Fisher
Christopher Fitzgerald (2009)
Dennis Fitzgerald (31 Dec 08)
Mike Flowers (circa 1990)
Debra R. Floyd (circa 2006)
Polly Frampton (2005)
Dean Frazier
Cal Freeland
Frank Friberg
John Frost

Ben Gable
Victor Howard Galt (17 Feb 06)
Mavis Gardner
Jack Gehrig (ca 1969/70)
Ann Gibbons (17 Feb 10)
Kermit Gimmel
Fletcher Gipe (1982)
William Gladstone (27 Aug 2011)
 Mel Glynn (20 Mar 2016)
Bob Goodspeed (7 Oct 2012)
Walter Gorski (27 May 2013)
Chuck Gosser (7 Apr 07)
LTC Harry Grayson
Edna Green (29 Mar 11)
George Green (10 Sep 2014)
Virgil Green (15 Feb 02)
Capt Jon Green
Ray Gripman
Jerry Guerette (31 Jul 2012)

Larry Hammick (ca 2006/2007)
Craig Hanson (5 Jun 2012)
Tom Hardy (14 Dec 2011)
Rick Harris (16 Jun 11)
Bob Hartley
Col Richard Hatch (Apr 06)
Alan Hawes (22 Sep 14)
James F. "Hap" Hazard (Aug 05)
Rutledge "Hap" Hazzard (27 Dec 08)
Gordon Heath
Charlie Hedgepeth
Dick Heid (10 Dec 10)
Dale Heintzelman (22 Mar 05)
Tom Henley (3 May 2015)
Darrell Herman
John Hicks
Joe Hill
Jim Hopkins
Mary Lee Hopkins (3 Jan 2013)
Col. Charles F, Hoy, Jr
Charles Hudson
John Hughes
William Huntley (May 05)
Bernie Hunter

Patrick Ingvoldstad (8 Apr 2014)
Bob Ireland

Garnet Jackson (23 Apr 2013)
Richard Jerdan
Ralph Johnson
Bob Johnstone (Jan 2012)
Bill "Smokey" Jones (11 Nov 2010)
Carol Jopling
Herb Juul (30 Nov 07)

Ken Keegan
Robert Keil (7 Dec 05)
Joseph Kernisky (20 Jun 2012)
Victor Kerr
Ernie Kish (28 Jan 2013)
Bob Kithcart
Hank Knoche (Jul 2010)
Jean Kramer

Roger Langill (17 Apr 11)
Jack Lauler (13 May 07)
Keith Lemon (8 Feb 11)
Blair Lewis
Urban Linehan
Al Lipp
Joan Lockwood (8 Jun 11)
Clara Lougee
Henry S. Lowenhaupt (Mar 06)
Carroll Lucas (14 Mar 09)
John Lucero (Jan 2012)
Col Tony Lucero
Bill Lueck
Arthur Lundahl
Charles "Theo" Lynas
John Lynch

Bob Malone
Chris Mares (17 Feb 2012)
Howard "Mark" Markham (Aug 05)
John Martaus, the Elder (10 Oct 09)
Bill Matthews
Ed Matthews
Loreen "Lollie" McCann (May 1997)
Steve McCloskey
Bob McCort (20 Mar 2010)
Perry McCormick
Bill McCoubrey (Jan 01)
Tamara (Benston) McGuire (2005)
Don McMullin (21 Apr 2016)
Ed McPherson
Bill McTigue
Kyle Meister (14 Mar 2010)
Vern Merson
Carol Miller (2004)
Gary Miller
John Milling (3 Sep 06)
Doug Minnick
Pete Momcilovich (18 Sep 2001)
Alec T. Monroe (20 Feb 08)
Joseph C. Montminy (21 Jun 07)
Richard Morgan
Jean Morrell
Gayden Morril (4 Jul 2012)
Edward Motsinger (25 Apr 06)
Dave Moye (Sep 10)
Cliff Mulinaux
Dean Mullen
Jimmie Murphy (1997)

Carl Namur
Bob Neasham
Bob Newall
Milford (Mel) Noon
Doug Norman

Dave Oehm (8 Apr 11)
Tom Osberg

Charles Palma
Elma "Rusty" Pamplin
Lonnie Alan Pangburn (10 Jun 2013)
Jerry Parchem (16 Jul 2014)
Gen David Parker
Leland Parkhurst
Ewell Payne (Jul 2006)
Larry Partridge
Ralph Pearse
John Perash (29 Apr 14)
Joseph C Pierce, Sr.
COL Marion Pinckney (Nov 04)
Greg Pino (16 Sep 07)
Alan Pitts (18 Dec 2013)
Mark Pokryfki (20 Sep 2011)
Bill Porter
Carl Pratt
Mike Price (10 Jun 11)

Frealin McAdoo Qualls

Skip Racener
Dorothy Randolph (23 Feb 2014)
Jim Rattray (5 Aug 2013)
Bill Rauth
Victor Reddle
Allen Riggs
Nellie Robertson (20 May 2011)
Mark Robey (26 Jan 09)
Frank L. Robinson (4 Nov 2012)
Walter Robuck (28 Feb 09)
Peter Romyn (25 Dec 09)
Shirley Rose
John Rost

Robert Sager
Guy Salisbury
Mort Salk (10 Nov 2012)
Virginia Sandine
Col Robert Saxon
Hans Scheufele
Beverly Schroeder
Erwin "Sheb" Shebovski
Jimmy Sheppard (20 Sep 2012)
 Earl Shoemaker (15 Jun 2015)
Fred Simmons
Jon Michael Siwick (5 Jun 09)
George Snelling (Sep/Oct 2012)
Ron Snyder
Jim Souders (17 May 2014)
Sam Spangler
Charles Speich
Ken Sprague (26 Aug 2008)
Sid Stallings
Eunice Stallings
Alan Stanton (4 Jun 2011)
Ray Stapleton
Larry Steffy (Sep 2013)
Art Stevens
Bob Stevens (31 Jan 09)
Kermit Stewart
Ed Stitt
Howard Stoertz
Gene Stone (16 Apr 11)
George Stone (26 Nov 14)
Walt Sturdivant (18 May 11)
Glenn Sturm (Jan 07)
Joe Sullivan
Charles Susong
Ivar Svendsen (20 May 03)
Ward Swain (27 Jan 05)
Bill Sweatt (9 Feb 1990)
Ralph Symmes (23 Mar 13)
Dolly Syvertson (8 Sep 09)

Sam Tanner
Ted Tate
James Terry (10 Nov 11)
"Obie" Tharp
Henry Thomas

Charlene Thompson
Howard Toomey (May 2013)
Victor Trogdon

U * V
Art Valentine
Albert Van Buren
Scott Van Leishout (early 80s)
Robert Vaughn
Leonard Veid (22 Dec 09)
Genevieve "Judy" Voelker (4 Feb 09)

Walter B. Wade
Mildred Wagner (Nov 04)
Greg Wagner
Wirt Walker
 Ron Washington (30 Nov 14)
Al Waters
Roger Weaver
Verle Weaver (15 Jan 13)
Bill Weber
Paul Weiss
John White (24 Jan 09)
Don Wilder (ca 2008/2009)
Paul Williams
Oliver Wilson
Jack Wilson
Al Winholdt
John Winter
Al Wodday (23 Sep 08)
Donald Wolden (11 Feb 05)
Don Wolf (1978)
John Wyman (Dec 04)

X * Y * Z
LTC Yeager
Joe Young
Tom Yuskiw

Friday, July 18, 2014

Monday, July 11, 2011

1. Home


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Saturday, February 12, 2011

3. Previous NPIC Reunions


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NPIC/Building 213 Reunion # 8 – Fall Fling 2014
11 October 2014

Another great Reunion has come and gone!  We heard many comments that this was the best yet.  We’d have to agree that it certainly does rank at the top or, at least close to the top.  Conversations seemed more animated than usual and the noise level of the 235 attendees was pretty high.  We were once again blessed with lovely weather, something that has been quite consistent for most of the Reunions.  Yes, we remember the “monsoon” during Reunion #2, when we were supposed to be on the patio at the Elks Lodge.

For this Reunion, we added hors d’oeuvres to the normal cheeseburger and hot dog menu.  The mini eggrolls, barbecued meatballs, spinach and artichoke dip, and cheese platters were a welcome addition and very well received.  Prior to the Reunion, Bob Mihalik had made available bricks from the demolition of Building 213.  For a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, anyone could obtain a brick.  Fred Winter brought more bricks and other Building 213 memorabilia to the Reunion.  Once again, a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project was good for a brick.  Fred’s bricks each had a little metal plaque with “WNY 213” on it.  Quite nice!  Thanks to the efforts these two enterprising gentlemen, a generous donation was made to the Wounded Warrior Project.  And finally, Ben Crew was once again selling the NPIC Commemorative Coin, a lovely remembrance of our old stomping grounds.

We still had some photo albums from Reunion #5.  It was decided that we should give them to those people who had travelled the greatest distance to attend the Reunion.  Number 1 was a no-brainer as someone had come from out-of-country!  The farthest in-country award went to an attendee who resides in Nevada.  Additional albums were distributed for lesser distances.

The current coordinating committee of ten people/five couples is “retiring”.  We’ve been doing this for approximately 12 years.  It has been very rewarding.  We’ve had great satisfaction participating in eight Reunions which seemed to be greatly enjoyed by all who attended.  Such a project does, however, take a tremendous amount of time and effort, so we decided that it was time to pass the reins to someone else.  The Show Will Go On!!  You will hear more about that in the not-too-distant future. 

Now, can you help us solve a mystery?  Some kind person or persons gave each of the five couples a Certificate of Appreciation for our efforts in bringing the Reunions to fruition.  We have absolutely no idea who was responsible for this; the Certificates just kind of appeared at the Reunion.  Whoever you are, we all thank you for your kind gift!!

The Coordinating Committee

NPIC/Building 213 Reunion #7 – Spring Fling 2013

20 April 2013

What a wonderful group of people on a wonderful day!! We were blessed with lovely weather once again.  It was 20 April 2013 and two hundred thirty-seven NPICers gathered for another four-hour talking marathon.  It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces once again.  The only “down” side is that we really missed seeing those who are no longer with us.  The “up” side is that, although we are an aging population, we certainly have our fair share of “spry old geezers”. Then there are those who still look the same after 30 years.

This is truly a unique group of people from a unique period of history.  The NPIC experience consisted of the blazing of new trails and elevated imagery intelligence to before unknown levels.  We should be justifiably proud to have been a part of it.

For this Reunion, Ben Crew and Dave Delia had commissioned the Northwest Territorial Mint to create an NPIC Commemorative Coin – called a Challenge Coin.  Ben was selling the Coins at the Reunion and they are truly beautiful.  On the front of the Coin is the unique NPIC seal; on the back is Building 213 with the dates of NPIC’s existence around the outer rim.  All this for a mere $10.00!  Ben sold his supply quickly and took orders for additional Coins.  Incidentally, this is a not-for-profit venture.  Any excess goes to SOME -- So Others Might Eat – 213’s neighborhood charity.

At this Reunion, we actually had door prizes!!  That was certainly a bit different.  The door prizes were the lovely Reunion #5 photo albums created by Bonnie and Bill Mugford.  Since we no longer include photos on the NPIC Reunions web site, these albums are truly a trip down memory lane.  Nine of the prizes were claimed.

You may have noticed the addition of “Building 213” in the heading.  There had been some confusion as to who was entitled to attend the Reunions.  We thought we had made it clear, but apparently not.  Anyone who worked in Building 213, regardless of parent organization, is welcome.  We will, however,  draw the line at USGS.

We’ve signed a contract to secure the ballroom at the Elks Lodge for Saturday, 11 October 2014 – Reunion #8.  The place gets booked up far in advance, so we grabbed that date.  There weren’t a lot of options.  Yes, it’s Columbus Day again, but at least it’s not Yom Kippur. The coordinating committee is committed to NPIC/Building 213 Reunion #8. Seeing all the wonderful NPICers having such a great time makes the task well worth the effort.  But -- organizing a Reunion involves a lot of work, an inordinate expenditure of time, and the pay is lousy!!  Yes, that would, of course, equal zero.  Remember, we are counted -- in varying degrees – in that “aging” population mentioned above.  We’re not sure how many more of these we have in us.

Hope to see a great many of you on 11 October 2014!!

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NPIC Reunion #6 -- Fall Fling 2011
(8 October 2011)

Once again, we were blessed with lovely weather for our latest NPIC Reunion.  The day was warm and sunny, quite typical of a beautiful autumn day in the Washington area.  Our numbers were down somewhat this year.  Although we expected up to 206 people, we actually had 186 in attendance.  When we had locked in our reservation nearly 18 months prior to Reunion #6, we were unaware that that date presented some significant conflicts.  Not only was it Yom Kippur, it was also Columbus Day weekend.  These two factors undoubtedly contributed to our lower turnout.  The size of the crowd did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of those who did come.  It was a typical, joyous gathering of happy -- and hungry -- NPICers.

As you know, we no longer post Reunion photos on the NPIC Reunions web site.  Bonnie Mugford, through Shutterfly, made albums for four of the five previous Reunions.  And what a magnificent job she did!!  It was such fun to look through the books and reminisce.  We had ordered extra copies of the album for Reunion #5 and had them available for purchase.  Thank you, thank you, Bonnie, for your outstanding contribution!!  It truly was the highlight of the event.

"NPIC Reunions" continues to grow.  Every Reunion brings additional NPICers, each with his or her own unique stories and memories of "the good old days".  In June 2004, at the time of Reunion #1, we had 618 names in our data base.  We thought that was pretty good.  In October 2011 (Reunion #6), the data base had grown to 1,232!!  That's just shy of a 100% increase in 7+ years.  Impressive!!

Thank you for your continuing support.  We hope to see many of you at Reunion #7 on 20 April 2013.

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NPIC Reunion #5 – Spring Fling 2010
(17 April 2010)
Another NPIC Reunion has come and gone and we’re happy to say that Reunion #5 was another unqualified success. We were blessed with a beautiful April day and the Elks Lodge ballroom was nicely set up to accommodate our group. There were 253 happy, jovial attendees – our highest number thus far.

This year, Jim Richey headed up a display of hobbies. We had around a dozen exhibitors covering a wide range of pursuits. It was interesting to see the variety of things NPICers have become involved in.

Once again we had pictures taken which are available on this web site. Our photographers this year were Mel and Shirley Glynn and we thank them for doing an outstanding job. Most people were able to be identified by their name tags or through personal knowledge. There was, however, one couple that no one could put names to. Then Anne Allen realized they were the Elks Club bartenders. Nice to know that Anne still knows her bartenders!!!

We were joined by someone who, although not an NPICer, was a friend to many of the real oldtimers. Anne Allen, through Jim McGrath, was able to locate Sonny, owner of the CafĂ© St. James (commonly referred to simply as “Sonny’s”) at 5th and K Streets, NW -- quite an NPIC hangout many years ago. It was great to see Sonny after all these years. There’s Anne and a bartender again!! Do I sense a pattern here??!!
The organizers are very happy that all went well for Reunion #5, but this success did not come without a number of trials. There were waaay too many “late responders” – like the night before the Reunion!! In the future, we will have to be a little more hardnosed about firmly saying, “No, you’re too late!!” More about this later when Reunion #6 (8 October 2011) is approaching.

Our thanks to all of you for your continued support and participation.

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NPIC Reunion #4 -- Fall Fling 2008
(4 October 2008)
Like its three predecessors, NPIC Reunion #4 was a tremendous success!!! We were once again at the Elks Lodge in Arlington, VA which offers just what we need for our Reunions -- a central location that is easily accessible from the Beltway, a casual atmosphere, plenty of space, ample parking, adequate food, and protection from the elements -- all for a reasonable price.

Saturday, 4 October 2008, thankfully was a beautiful, sunny fall day. We expected 208 attendees and ended up with 180, down a bit from previous Reunions. We had representation from 14 states, plus the District of Columbia. Arizona took the prize as the westernmost state represented, Maine the farthest north, and Florida the southernmost. We had some people from America's heartland and a lot from the entire length of the eastern seaboard. There were a number of new faces at this gathering, which is always a plus. As the word spreads, more and more NPICers decide to "give it a try".

This year, Bonnie and Bill Mugford offered to take pictures at the affair -- and take pictures they did!!! When someone was photographed, he/she got a "smiley face" sticker on his/her name tag. Only a very small percentage of the people were not photographed. If you are among the "unimaged", we apologize. The Mugfords then spent untold hours organizing and captioning these photos for our web site. They also received some pictures that others had taken and incorporated these into the web site. Please go to the photo link on our Home Page and see for yourself that a good time was definitely had by all!! Too bad there's no audio with the pictures. Boy, can NPICers ever talk!!!

If we maintain our current scheduling, Reunion #5 should take place sometime in the spring of 2010. If you have any suggestions for the next one, please contact us.

Note: Of the 789 active (some not very!) people in our data base, approximately 375, plus spouses/guests, have attended one or more Reunion/s. Considering distance, health issues, and conflicting schedules, we feel that nearly 48% is pretty darned good!!!

Since this recap is being posted in December (actually Christmas Day), we -- the organizers -- would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours an exceptionally Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and a healthy, peaceful 2009.

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NPIC Reunion #3 -- Spring Fling 2007
(16 June 2007)
Since the Elks Lodge worked well for Reunion #2, the Coordinating Committee elected once again to reserve it for Reunion #3. This time, however, we chose the "Ballroom" which is on the main level. The room is quite large and allows for easy circulation of guests. A few colorful decorations created a very festive atmosphere. The menu remained the same and seemed to work well. Although not a major factor, the weather was beautiful for this reunion

Attendance was once again very good. We expected 281 people; 241 attended. Judging by the constant din of conversations, people were having a marvelous time. Many commented that this reunion was "the best one yet"!! We, of course, are delighted that so many had a terrific time.


NPIC Reunion #2 -- Fall Fling 2005
(8 October 2005)

After the unqualified success of our first Reunion at Carderock Recreation Area, the Coordinating Committee was willing to do it again, but with some modifications. We selected the Elks Lodge in Arlington, VA as the venue for Reunion #2 and chose a menu of "picnic" food -- burgers, hot dogs, and salads. There would also be an open bar. Two rooms on the lower level were reserved, PLUS access to a very pleasant patio area. Mother Nature chose not to cooperate on that particular day and sent us not just rain, but downpours. So much for the very appealing patio!!!

Inside, however, the atmosphere was indeed very congenial, albeit a little congested. We expected 265 attendees and got 216. Considering the absolutely awful weather, 49 "no-shows" wasn't bad at all. Dino Brugioni organized a slide show of former NPIC events and employees. Prominently featured, of course, was the late, great Art Lundahl, mentor and role model for many. What a nostalgia trip for all!!!


NPIC Reunion #1 -- Spring Fling 2004
(13 June 2004)
Reunion Day at Carderock Recreation Area began with showers. This, unfortunately, discouraged some who would be driving long distances to attend the picnic. Happily, the skies cleared and we had very pleasant weather. Once people began arriving, the pavilion and surrounding area were filled with constant chatter!! It was so nice to see old friends and to renew acquaintances. Although everyone brought food, many said they never got around to eating because they were so busy talking. Yes, the Reunion was a RESOUNDING SUCCESS and it appears that -- by popular demand -- we'll have to do it again.

Our sign-in procedure was far from flawless. :) We're sure that a number of people never signed in. However, we think that there were probably in the neighborhood of 200 to 250 people in attendance.

Pretty good for our maiden voyage!!