Melville Air Station - Labrador, Canada
641st AC&W Squadron/U.S.A.F./C.A.F
Comments Page - (Anthony J. Gagliano)

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(The following comments and photos are from Anthony J. Gagliano, Sr..  Since Anthony (Tony) Gagliano and I are of Italian heritage, with similar sounding last names, we were sometimes mistaken for each other  by others at Melville, but only by name, not by sight!  Tony was a Staff Sergeant (promoted to Tech Sergeant while at Melville), while I was a very young A2C troop.  Tony assisted me as well as others  in working out in the Weight Room, and providing fatherly advice to enhance our lives.)  Here are Anthony's comments:

"I was at Melville AFS from Jan 1965 to Jan 1966. It was a great assignment. I had been at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi for the previous six years prior to going remote to Melville. It just so happened that I had been an Electronics Instructor at Keesler and had been teaching the Sets portion of all of the Radar Equipment installed at Melville at that time. I loved the assignment there. I was right at home with the equipment. Some of which, I had developed the Training Courses for teaching the Radar Ancilliary equipment to students during the Sets portion of their Radar training. It was at Melville that I quit smoking and became a heavy weight lifter. It was a great change in my life. I always made good use of the weight room that was available at the Radar Site. I attribute my present good physical condition to the one year I spent at Melville. I was also the Theatre Projectionist and the Mechanic for the NCO Club for the two vehicles we had to go up and down the hill. I would like to get in touch with the guys that were at Melville in the 1965-66 time period. Some of you, from that time period, may remember guys like Jim Emory, Herb Struss and Wayne Lake to name a few. You may be interested in seeing the Web Site for the 401st TFW Reunion Association I created in 1987. It is: http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/a/gagliant/. Check it out."

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1.   SSgt Gagliano At Melville Air Force Radar Station, Labrador 1965.
2.   SSgt Jim Emory & SSgt Anthony Gagliano at Melville AFS Goose Bay, Lab 1965.
3.   A1C Harry Bushy, SSgt Jim Emory & SSgt Anthony Gagliano at Melville AFS Goose Bay, Lab 1965.
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SMSgt. Wayne Lake's home & son, SSgt. Roger Henn, SSgt. Gagliano, SSgt. Jim Emory - Goose AB, 1965.
5.   SSgt Gagliano At Melville Air Force Radar Station, Labrador 1965.
6.   SSgt Anthony J. Gagliano Sr at Goose Bay, Labrador 1965.
7.   Jim Emory & Jerry Conklin at Melville AFS Goose Bay, Labrador 1965.
8.   SSgt Gagliano At Melville Air Force Radar Station, Labrador 1965.
9.   SSgt Gagliano At Melville Air Force Radar Station, Labrador 1965.










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10.   SSgt Gagliano At Melville Air Force Radar Station, Labrador 1965.
11.   Jim Emory & Anthony Gagliano Pictures on our dresser at Melville AFS Goose Bay, Lab 1965.
12.   Anthony J. Gagliano Sr. at Goose Bay, Labrador 1965.
13.   SSgt. Gagliano and TSgt. John Couch
14.   Anthony J. Gagliano Sr. at Goose Bay, Labrador 1965.
15.   At Sagalek, Labrador Picture that can only be take once! 
"The picture labeled as "picture that can only be taken once" is one that I took while, unknowingly, standing on over hanging snow that had been packed on the cliffs edge after the worst snow storm that ever hit Sagelek AFS, Labrador. When I walked away from the spot that I was standing, I watched my footsteps sink and the ledge I was on fell 2,000 feet to the water below. Needless to say, I never ventured out all by myself again. I was only at Sagelek for a week to repair some special equipment for the AC&W Radar Section. I was tasked to make the trip to Sagelek by Headquarters at Goose Bay AB, Lab."

16.  SSgt Anthony J. Gagliano Sr. at Sagalek, Labrador Nov 1965
17.   SSgt Gagliano At Melville Air Force Radar Station, Labrador 1965 entertaining.
18.   SSgt Gagliano enroute to SAGE Center in North Bay, Ontario, Canada 1965 on KC-97.

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