Apra Heights - 23 Alamogosa Cir., Guam. Our yard.

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Sussie on October 22, 2010

For Rentz: I left a message under your pictures. Do you have more pictures during your 7th and 8th grade years?

Rentz on October 25, 2010

For Sussie. Those few pictures are all I can find from that period. I am still looking.

Sussie on November 11, 2010

For Rentz: Just click on my name.. I finally found the pic and put them in.

apraheightsgirl on November 26, 2010

Hafa old friends from the island.... Does anyone have recollection of Gary Chester and his sister Sharon? She was a little older than us, red hair beautiful singing voice.... Just curious as old names pop into my old head.... Peace warm sun and good waters to all..... Sue.

Sussie on January 14, 2011

For Rentz: You have no more pictures?

maxattack on January 21, 2011

I lived at 15 mt lam lam st. greg wong lived int he back, kenny vaughn on the side, i remember the dements, clouthiers, judy holschuz (spelling?), the movie theater was new and behind the mini exchange, beaches were undeveloped when i was there, attended george washington high school, use to hang out all the time with kids from naval station: bruce and bob terry to name a few, also remember dick sticovy, dated sonny hinz, gosh the memories

Cherlota on February 1, 2011

My name is Cheryl Mitchell. I use to live on Guam from 1989 to 1992. I worked as a photographer and reporter for the Pacific Daily News. I became very good friends with Kenny Rowe and even lived with him from 1991 to 1992.

We were best of friends and he was in love with me but at the time I was young and dumb and did not know what I wanted out of life. I am sorry to say now I realize what a wonderful man Kenny was and how close we were all those years.

I was friends with Jerry too. In fact me and Kenny set him up with my best friend Amy Herbert and she was with him when he found out he had cancer. She could not take him dying so they broke up and he went back and his exwife took care of him until his death. I talked with Jerry all the time about his dying and both Kenny and I were by his side until the end. I then helped Kenny deal with his death which was hard on both of us.

Kenny and I used to go diving and snorkeling all the time. He was my closest friend on Guam. He shared all his days with you guys and the surfing stories. We used to go to the places where you used to surf and he would tell me all about those days. He would show me all his pictures and he loved all of you so much.

We use to hang out at Chuck's Steakhouse and I was close with all the regulars there. Tim Rock was a good friend - I am gonna try and contact him as i know he is still on Guam - anyone know or remember Manny from Chuck's - he was the owner - anyone know what happened to him or nay of that gang?

I left Guam in 1992 on New Year's Day to come back to Georgia and be with my children. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I knew I had to do it for my kids. They were only 8 amd 9 years old at the time and they needed me. I was going through a divorce and I closed the door on those years and time just slipped by.

To tell you the truth I do not know why me and Kenny lost touch - seems he moved out of our house and I did not have any way to contact him. I tried a few times to locate him but the days passed by and then the days turned into years.

I though of him the other day and started trying to find him. I came across the Utube surfing video and this Panaramio photo blog and read where Kenny had passed on - it blew me away and I have been an emtoional wreck for days.

Can any of you tell me anything about Dan and Kenny and what happened and how Kenny's life was since I left Guam?

Who took care of him and how did he pass?

I loved him so much and wish I could tell him what he meant to me - If I knew then what I know now about how special our love was I would have probably married him - I pray each night now and tell him I love him ......

hope to hear from you soon .......

Cheryl

oldtexan on February 20, 2011

My name is John Woods. I lived on Guam from June 1949 thru March 1951. My Mother, brother and I arrived on Guam aboard the USS Gen. H.W. Butner. I was 9 years and 9 months old. My step-father had already been on Guam for about 8 months. We first lived at Base 18. We were there when Typhoon Allyn hit in Nov 1949. We weathered the storm out in our Quonset hut. Our only damage was we lost our small front porch. I attended school at Adalup Point. The Fifth grade taught by Miss Matson. Then the Sixth grade taught by – I don’t remember. Sometime in early 1950 we moved to the new navy housing at Tipalao. They were concrete duplexes. One picture said we lived at #70A, no street name. We were the first family to live in that unit. I learned to swim while we were living at Base 18. It was at a large pond formed by an old concrete dam. There were many beach parties, mostly at Tumon Beach. No Hotels then. All the movies that I remember going to were outdoor movies. There was only one indoor movie house that I remember, and that was in Agana. Never went to that one.

rentz1 on March 8, 2011

For Susie; I never could find any more pictures from our time together. I really liked the new pictures you showed.. I guess the odds of somebody else from 1954 - 1959 signing in aren't good.

threetrackbill on August 6, 2011

Hi my name is Bill. Iwas on Guam 1951 to 1953 and again on nov. 56 to august 1958. Went to George Washington High. Saw the web page and jump in. In 1951 lived in Apra Heights then moved to Tipalao in aconcret house on the little bay just north of Turtle Island. On my return in 1956 was in a quancet then moved to concret bloch house. Later my step-father transfered to NCS. Had a 1949 Merc. and worked at the canteen in NCS.

threetrackbill on August 6, 2011

Bill again. The guys I ran around with were Don Brown, Dave Huckey and a nut named Charlie;can't remember his last name. We went down the shaft at lovers point on a rope. Found lots of war junk that was dumped down the shaft. Used my '49 merc to pull us out. I remember now Charlie Hopkins Funny how the memory comes back.

threetrackbill on August 9, 2011

To oldtexan and anyone else old enough to remember; I came to Guam in feb of 51. I was 10 and turned 11 in april. I think I was at Camp Bright school. Moved from the heights to Tipalao but still was at the same school. My step father was transfered in March '53 to Great Lakes Naval Traning Center. Then again Back to Guam. I arrived back in October '56 and was at George Washington Sophmore and Junior years. Tranfered to Monterey Postgrad. School; August '58. I was 18 when I left. Had a bad crush on Evelena Leon Gurrero but never got to first base. Herd from Johnny Rodreguze she married a sailor and had 5 kids. Yah never know. It makes me sad to see the pictures of Guam today. I think the best years of my life were spent there in '56 to '58. It was a special place in time never to be seen again.

threetrackbill on August 9, 2011

Oldtexan ; I seem to remember Miss Matson now that I think about it. Think I had her a year after you were gone, not real sure. I must have been at Adulup Point. I remember she drove a cream colored jeep. Theres that spark of memory.

Sussie on September 9, 2011

Hey guys!!! I went to Guam this year! I will post some pic. of the old haunts, so check them out!

rentz1 on October 3, 2011

Very good pictures. It was good to see the Camp Lee cave.

Laney2012 on January 23, 2012

Hi, My name was Elaine Adams and I lived on Guam across from Adelup Point in a guonset by a bar called the Kit Kat. This was in 50's probably 1951 to 1958. My brother is Bill Adams. My parents both worked for the Navy. We moved to Apra Heights from our quonset at Adelup point where I also went to school. I don't know much about this site or if anyone will see this, would love to talk to someone who was there when we were. Have always wanted to go back to Guam but doesn't look like it will happen.

Sussie on January 26, 2013

For Laney2012 I was in 6 grade in 1952, I went to Agana Jr hi in 53 and 54. We lived in Agana on Marine dr. by the big store. My dad was Chief Builder and built the brick houses in the Navy base where the circle is. He retired on Guam and came back o the states. My pictures are old and new of Guam. I have pictures of my class in jr hi. I have one of 6th but not in these photos.

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