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David Blaine (1992, 1993,
2008, 2009) - Camp Arifjan Kuwait
I wintered over in
92-93 (Frozen Chosen) then I wintered again in 2008
at Palmer Station and Summered in McMurdo in 2009.
Currently in Kuwait until 2015.
(McMurdo, South Pole, Palmer - 1967-2007) - USA
John Clampet (CBU 201, 1968)
- Miford -
Spent 2 seasons
at Palmer 68/69, 69/70. Worked for ASA and Raytheon
at McMurdo from 96 to 2008. Miss all the great
(1969) - Telford, Pa
James N. (Jim)
Turner (1966-1968) - Townville SC
I went through Basic Training beginning April 29, 1966 at Dacusville, RI.
My first deployment was with a 25 man team to a location on
Palmer Peninsula in December of 1966. There we set up a camp
and cleared an area for the Station, built a Dock, 2 Fuel Oil
Tanks, a water intake structure and the foundation for the Research
Building. We returned to the States in April, 1967. I deployed
again in December of 1967 with about the same number of SeaBees
and built a three Story Research facility returning home in
Palmer Base on Anvers Island off the
Antarctic Peninsula in April 2007
Jeff Down (1981) - Bellingham WA
brother, Ken Down, also spent two summers at Siple
(1980, 1982) one of which was during the rocket
program. We had both worked for the Stanford
Radioscience Lab in High School. John Katsufrakis
was a PI on the Stanford VLF Group at Siple.
Lee Larson (Siple - 78-86) - Washington DC -
doing decontamination on the PM3A, wintered 82-83
and 85-86 at Siple. Wintered as an HMC retired as
Len Paine - Cookie (NMCB '71, NSFA w/o '79) -
Rustburg, Va -
sta.72/73 summer, South Pole 73/74 summer, w/o 79
McMurdo sta, cook and baker. Experience no money
Mike Whelan PA
9(Siple Station One 1978) - Jupiter Fl.
Last five man team at Siple. Had a blast.