Association of Public Radio Engineers Recognizes Wahl With Engineering Achievement Award

[Received from Bob Morecook on March 30, 2018.]

Comments from others:

Way to go, Bruce!  On this Vietnam Veterans Day, Welcome Home!  Joe Ciokon

Congrats, Bruce, Sounds like a very productive life you've had.  Good Job!  Steve Wiltsie

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AFVN Detachment 3, Pleiku

The TV and FM transmitters were located at the MACV Compound at II Corps Headquarters in Pleiku.

Also on the bumper to the left is SP4 David Koseruba.  Scott Oldham is between Dave and the dog. 

SP4 Hank Nevins is the one just to the right of the dog.  He cut the spot for the 43rd Signal Batallion's

MARS  station heard on my show.   At the far left is Air Force Sgt Rick Tanguay, who ran the

AM transmitter site located at Camp Schmidt.   The black soldier above him is Eric Williams.

These photos were originally posted by Bruce on his own site.  However,

he has since abandoned it and, with his permission, they have been

added to this site. All of the titles were written by Bruce.

Individual Photo Albums & Stories

There was an AFVN rule (understanding?) that officers were not supposed to appear on air.   However, Bruce evidently ignored this rule and made the program on the right.

It is in four parts and total approximately

58 minutes.

  • AFVN Pleiku Late Night16:09
  • AFVN Pleiku Late Night Part 214:42
  • AFVN Pleiku Late Night Part 313:25
  • AFVN Pleiku Late Night Part 414:13

Comment by Bruce Wahl

I remember some names, but not many.  At the top right is SFC John Cheeley, Detachment NCOIC,

to the left is SFC Bud Powers, Chief Engineer, the skinny one in the center top row is me (Bruce Wahl)

30 years and 100 pounds ago.  Below Bud, with the bald head is Navy JO1 Bill Gideon. 

If you've listened my show at,

Bill made the spot requesting help from other units.  Just to his left is, I think, John Ladwig.

On the bumper, just above the "243FS" is SSGT. John Childress.  To his right is Navy ET2 Adam Fetner. 

Bruce A. Wahl  1LT, USA (Infantry) 

OIC, Pleiku  1968-69