This site is dedicated to Marines that served in Marine Air Traffic Control Unit-60, Iwakuni, Japan, particularly air traffic controllers during 1969-1970.
MATCU-60 was a Marine Corps Air Traffic Control Unit of the 1st Marine Air Wing based at
Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan.
The period 1969 through 1971 is especially memorable to a group of Former Marines that served together in this unit. Our motto was "We came, we laughed, we gaf'd." "GAF" was a term that meant "give a f***"
As a matter of fact, the primary jet initial approach fix was named "Gaff Fix", which always meant "give a flying f***", at least in our hearts.
We have stayed in touch with each other for more than 40 years, bound by the camaraderie and spirit of Semper Fidelis, something that all Marines and former Marines share. We get together each year and rehash old and new stories and enjoy the company of each other and fine spirits.
|Officer in Charge 69-70
LtCol Art Warnack
|Officer in Charge 70-71
Maj Mike Smith
|Jacke Blair, Esq.||Terry Bobell||John Crabtree|
|Ralph Curcio||Steve Frantz||John "Jay" Cullen|
|Dr. Darrell "Fred" Goudge||Ray Hart||Van C. Laffoon (d)|
|Greg Lavers||Tom Lowery||Ben McLeod|
|Curt Mead||Joe Miller/||Dick Moerloos|
|Chuck Moore||Milt Moore (d)||Tom Nawrocki|
|Bill Peacock||Barbara Bell Presley (d)||Curtis "Mike" Presley|
|Jim Price||Mark Saunders AKA "Sandee Slockbower"||Terry Mack Schultz|
|Frank Tanner||George Edward Zink|