548th Sports

1972 Base Champions (Photo Courtesy of John Kipp)

548th RTG, 1971 Base Football Champions 
Kneeling L/R:  Gerry Hassing (DB), Dave Reynolds (RB), Jim Rains (DB), Bill Honnig (DB), Ben Junsay (DB), Louie Carrejo (QB), Jay Johnson (DE/PK), Rich Keener (QB), Bob Dooley (DB/WR)
Standing L/R:  Phil Gerg (Coach, Col Davidson (Commander), Paul Bankes (OT), Mike Simpson (RB), Jim Fink (DE/LB), Paul Fremstad (NG), Daave Miller (WR/P), Jim Pemberton (OT), Ron Clarkson (WR), Ted Daily (DE), Col Creighton (Dep Commander), Mike Banks (RB)
Not Pictured:  Jim Wells (LB/PK) and Bruce Fenstermacher (??)
 (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

Left to right you have Papo Cruz, Charles Benoit better know as BenWa, Perry Smith and our #1 fan The great Benny Gomes (Photo courtesy of Noberto Cruz Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Noberto Cruz Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Noberto Cruz Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Noberto Cruz Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Noberto Cruz Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Noberto Cruz Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Doug Fischer)

T-shirt I got when I was a decent long distance runner many moons ago. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Schalch)

1990 poster for the annual 4th of July Picnic relay race from Hickam to Bellows by Chip Stewart of the Photo Lab (Courtesy of Connie Calvin)

Soft Ball Team (Names from Steve Clark)  Back row: R-L Mike Gross, Tom Shields, Jerry Larsen, Ken Nelson, Steve Clark, Unk, George Greenia, Danny Van Zant, Rich LaRoche.  back row also… Jerry Larson, Tom Shields, Mike Gross, front is Gary McDougal, Scott Bixler, Mike Toth, Jimmy Raines, Doug Arnold and Joe Lennicx and Steve Clark with silly assed sunglasses on… hahaha  (Photo courtesy of Barbara Arnold)

The following sports articles from the ‘Falcon” in 1971 and 1972 were provided by Jay Johnson.

Phil Oliva After the 1984 Fourth of July run from Hickam to Bellows. (Courtesy of Phil Oliva)

Great times! Photo is of Chief Williams and Col Grant one of the picnics. Race was over, lunch had been eaten, and it was time for us old folks to sit back, relax, and watch the follies continue until dark. (Courtesy of Jim Grant)

548 RTS Volleyball team at practice (Photo courtesy of Dave Richards)

Chris handing off to Melissa Gorsuch during Bellows Relay Race, held each year prior to the 548th 4th of July Picnic  (Courtesy of Melissa’s Facebook Page)

John Lien hands off to Melissa Gorsuch  during Bellows Relay Race (Courtesy of Melissa’s Facebook Page)

548 RTS bowling team (Courtesy of Dave Richards)

548 RTS bowling team (Courtesy of Dave Richards)

548 RTS:  Det 1 67th Volleyball team (Courtesy of Dave Richards)

The below two photos and captions are from the 548th Facebook Page

Bobby Galagher aboard the Jerimiah with our Captain and Pilot, John Fairbank. We won the 1984 Honolulu Yacht Club Points Trophy

J Scott Reimer, Mark Babcock, Jeff Krecker, Patrick Alexander

Additional photos from membes and Facebook

November 1972, 33 yard field goal (3-0 win over 619th Squadron)
548th players in photo:  #72 kicker Jay Johnson, holder John Kipp, Dave Miller (on far right in photo, in dark sweat pants), Paul Bankes (Right Tackle, hands on hips), Jim Pemberton (Face next to goal post)  (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

October 1972, 25 yard field goal
548th players in photo:  #73 Jay Johnson, John Kipp (holder), #24 Mike Simpson  (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

Hawaiian Falcon article on 1972 intramural flag football championship won by the 548th RTG.  Jay Johnson was wearing his Chicago Blackhawkes jersey for good luck, he guessed it worked.  (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

Undated Hawaiian Falcon Article  (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

November 5, 1971 Hawaiian Falcon Article  (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

December 10, 1971 Hawaiian Falcon Article  (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

548th Sports Story (Courtesy of Jay Johnson)

Finishers in the 1983 Honolulu Marathon (Photo courtesy of Jim Buchan)

Recce Tennis Team (Photo courtesy of Nate Copeland)

Intramural softball 1977, Howard Melching at bat.  (photo courtesy of Howard Melching)

 548th Runners 1982 (Photo courtesy of Jim Grant)

548th RTG “Old Farts” 1982 (Photo courtesy of Jim Grant)

1987 Fastpitch Champs (Photo courtesy of Tony Jackson)

548th Golf in photo Andy Hayes, TJ Jackson, Steven Clark (Photo courtesy of Tony Jackson)
Back row: Jeff Seahase, (unk bald guy w/glasses – Paul Reckoff?), Roger DeSantis  
Front Row: Andy Hayes, Steve Clark, Tony Jackson (crouched), Bob Keller (FICPAC), Todd Holloway, C. Skelley (I don’t remember being that young). (Additional names courtesy of C. Skelly)

Col Orr coaching 1st base W/Col Smuck at 1st base in an officer vs NCO softball game in 1977/78. That’s Joe Weller playing first base, we beat them easily! (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Joe Weller at bat on 1977 fast pitch softball team. (Photo courtesy of Joe Weller)

Avid sailor and regatta organizer Frank Highsmith awards first prize (a single Chart House polo shirt) to the winning team of the first — and last — annual 548th RTG sailing regatta. The team consisted of 548th members Allen Marsh, Ashiya Williams, Joe Pashen, and civilian Pam Nevitt, who had to leave immediately after the race and thus missed the awards ceremony. Our team won primarily due to the efforts of Ms. Nevitt, who correctly read the course chart. We were the only team who did not capsize or go the wrong direction.  According to the Hawaiian Falcoln article, the other winners of the regatta were Al Sadowski and Mary Nilges in the Holder fleet, Kevin Wooton and his wife Elizabeth in the Rhodes 19 fleet, Roger Creedon in the cruising class Cal 20s, and Allen Marsh’s team won in the race Cal 20s. The date was 30 May 1991. The course was America’s Cup format, with amended course for Holder 14s. (Photo courtesy of Allen Marsh)

548th RTG Women’s Softball Team 1986, in photo Papo Cruz, Shelly Janssen, Kristine Goetz, Chris Ondich (Photo courtesy of Kristine Goetz, 548th RTG Facebook page) 

Walter Wood Golfing (Photo courtesy of Ben Oakes, 548th RTG Facebook)

Men’s Softball, Top L-R Jim Johnson, Walter Wood, Bottom L-R Rich LaRoche, Ben Oakes (Photos provided by Ben Oakes, 548th Facebook)

Tom Archer and 1987 Hickam Softball Championship  (Photos courtesy of Jim Sertich Facebook page)

Carol Kai Bed Race, Tom Archer, Mark DeNunzio, Frank Highsmith  (Photo courtesy of Kristine Goetz, 548th RTG Facebook page)  

1986 (?) Not sure if this was the year with the football referee quote of all time which went something like…” You and any other 10 people wearing Recce uniforms – you’re out of here! ” lolIn this photo: Ben H. Oakes, Fred Wiles, Ben Gomes, GaylenHinshaw, Sean Joseph, Joe Remini, James Rees, Maark Ferrel, James Johnson, Terry Deininger (Photo courtesy of Terry Deininger’s Facebook page)

RTG Softball Team, Terry at bat (Photo courtesy of Terry Deininger’s Facebook page)

548th finishers in the 1982 Honolulu Marathon (Photo Courtesy of Garnett Howard)
L-R Ed Snyder, Buddy Hall, Mark Mizner, Wilhelm (CATIS), Roy McMacken, Wilhelm (Photo lab), Garnett Howard, Becky (Photo lab), Jim Grant, ?? (Maj O’Neal’s wife), ??, Graig Sweet, 1st Sgt (Williams??), ?? Nitch Campos. (Photo courtesy of Garnett Howard)

548th participants in the AFSA 24-Hour Run
Back:  Wilhelm?, Chief Haga, Garnett Howard, Craig Sweet, Rinderknecht
Middle:  Bobby Greathouse
Front:  Nitch Compos, Scohera, “Spider”, Wilhelm (Photo courtesy of Garnett Howard)

548th RTG Deputy Commander LtCol Jim Grant running with the 548th team on the Oahu Perimeter Run (Photo courtesy of Garnett Howard)

Chief Bobby Greathouse and Major Garnett Howard running the Oahu Perimeter Run (Photo courtesy of Garnett Howard)

Chief Haga on the dirt road around Kaena Point during the Oahu Perimeter Run (Photo courtesy of Garnett Howard)

Chip Lane, TJ Jackson, Rocky Walters, ???? (Photo courtesy of TJ Jackson)

Coed softball game. TJ Jackson coaching 3rd, Perry ? running to 3rd, in the background Chip Lane coaching 1st (Photo courtesy of TJ Jackson)

1986 548th championship football team.  Col Benson front row in red (Photo courtesy ofBen Oakes)In this photo:  Walter Finney Wood, James C. Johnson, Terry Deininger, Randall P. Sharape, Ben H. Oakes, James Rees, Mike Gross, Doug Arnold (Names courtesy of Terry Deininger)  

Col Benson checking out trophy, Rocky Walters and TJ Jackson (photo courtesy of TJ Jackson)