Kobbe Kids Facebook Group
name: Sgt Ray Parr
message: 1980-83 CSC 3/5 Cobras! Scout Platoon & Training NCO. We trained hard and played hard!
date: March 07, 2013 - 11:39 pm
name: Janet Skaggs Maddox
message: My father was stationed at Howard Air Force Base from @1968-72. We lived downtown for one year , then on base for the remainder of that time. I remember a friend I had a fees doors down named Cindy Robeen. I attended church at Cocoli Baptist church. What great memories!
date: March 04, 2013 - 07:58 pm
name: Docia Goodloe
message: I just loved living in the Canal Zone! I was in Ft. Amador from '72-'74 and then moved to Ft. Kobbe from '74 - '77. Went to Diablo Heights Elementary and to Curundu Jr. High. I still have my Jr High yearbooks!
date: March 01, 2013 - 06:32 pm
name: June Gibson Lee
message: Lived in Kobbe from "48 - "53....before that Ft. Gulick on Atlantic side. Attended Balboa High School...was 15 when we left. Lived on road to Kobbe Beach, only 2 wooden houses there...Dwayne Manley lived across street. What a wonderful time of life.... Has anyone been back recently...is it easy access? Would love to know.
date: December 24, 2012 - 07:23 am
name: Roger Sharpnack
message: I was in the Army and stationed at Ft Kobbe from Oct '76 - Oct '78 and have fond memories hanging with the "Zonies" (as we referred to you guys) at Kobbe Beach, the parade grounds behind the barracks and the pool. I'll have to dig up some pics I have and post them! We weren't officially allowed to fraternize with you but at 18 I was just a kid myself and nobody really seemed to care. I remember telling stories about the "real world" and how we couldn't wait to go back. We didn't realize how special the time was in the 'Zone...
date: December 22, 2012 - 11:30 am
name: Bobby Leonard
message: My Father, John Leonard, served in the Tank Company 33rd Infantry Regiment in the Canal Zone. I have a picture of the whole Company taken December 16, 1954. All the guys in this picture look like they had a pretty good time. After leaving the service my Dad married my Mom in 1958 and had five children. He worked for the U.S. Post Office for thirty three years and retired as Post Master of Folsom, PA. He passed away November 18, 2012. My Father loved his country and felt honored to have served.
date: December 17, 2012 - 04:21 pm
name: Omar Castellanos
message: 87-94 Started out in Balboa elementary, then dad got base housing moved to Howard Air Base, then went to Kobbi, then went to Curundu Left during 8th grade. Always wanted to go back.
date: December 01, 2012 - 07:20 pm
name: Chuck Keating
message: Anyone out there at 20th Infantry during the period of June 1956 to Dec 1957. I was at Regimental HQ with CWO Haynes and Major Schless. I believe the Regimental Commander was Col Miller
date: November 13, 2012 - 04:11 am
name: Kathy Lakatosh
message: Howard Air Force Base New Housing 1971-72 Curundu Jr. High
date: October 28, 2012 - 01:16 pm
name: Christina Rodriguez
message: I lived at Ft. Kobbe from 1968-1970. I had a horse named Deuce at Howard stables. My maiden name was Gruber. I have two brothers-Chris and Leo, and a sister Robin. We lived next door to the Thompsons.
date: October 14, 2012 - 10:08 am
name: Robert Smith JR
message: My father Robert was at Kobbe from 62 to 65, he said he was the 17th man in hqts hqts 3rd Btn in 1962. Dad is trying to locate William Oxendine and other friends who served with him there.
date: September 17, 2012 - 08:19 am
name: Tom Beattie
message: 1958-1960 We are planning a trip to Panama in the next few months.
date: September 10, 2012 - 08:49 pm
name: Xenia Ventimiglia
message: Thanks for setting up this website...It was great to go down memory lane of Ft. Kobbe . I lived there for nine years until 1975. Living on Ft. Kobbe was truly a wonderful experience..My hope is to return for a visit in the near future.
date: September 01, 2012 - 06:52 pm
name: ALAN RICE
message: You may want to add me to your list of kids: 1973 Cocoli, 1974-1976 Fort Kobbe, Curundu JH 76
date: July 18, 2012 - 06:17 pm
name: Michael Strong
message: Terry Carr...My father was Maj. David A.Strong and he worked at Hdqtrs during the time you were there. Did you know him? You should post some of your photographs on this website. My brothers and I would love to see them!
date: July 11, 2012 - 09:39 am
name: Terry Carr
message: I was an Army photographer in the lst Battle Gp, 20th Inf. at Fort Kobbe from 1959 through 1961. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Especially looking for a guy name Harold L. Moon. I worked out of Battle Gp Hdqtrs for Lt. Col Grover G. Smith. Col John R Wright Jr. was commanding. Lt. Col Lunsford was XO, Maj. Robert D. Danforth was Adj. Fine men. A privilege to serve under them. Didn't know many Kobbe kids except Col. Smith's daughter, Betty.
date: July 05, 2012 - 07:23 pm
name: Gary Strong
message: Hi Brenda! Can't wait to hear more. Please ID any "unknown" photos.
date: June 25, 2012 - 09:59 am
name: Brenda Johnson
message: So excited to have found this site! My brother, Benny, passed away in 2004 - and my twin brothers, Pat and Mike, are alive and well. I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As soon as I set up my new E-mail account, I will make further contact.
date: June 22, 2012 - 11:35 am
name: Franklin Blunt
message: I enjoyed looking through the pictures. It sure brings back memories. I believe you have a couple listed incorrectly though. Did Kobbee have a movie theater and pool? Shouldn't they be listed as Howard AFB? We only lived at Kobbee for about a year, in sub-standard housing, (anyone remember those?) and them moved onto Howard. Love it!
date: May 24, 2012 - 09:03 am
name: Penny Griffith
message: Hi! I lived on Fort Kobbe 1976-1979, a wonderful experience. I recall Kobbe Beach - the shark fence, the Howard YMCA dances, the Howard Theatre, and having to square dance during PE at Kobbe Elementary. I can be reached at (deleted). I plan to return for a holiday within the next two years. Take Care, Penny Griffith
date: May 02, 2012 - 12:32 am
name: Gerald White
message: Served with A CO 3/508abn Ft.Kobbe 1962-1965
date: April 28, 2012 - 08:47 am
message: Our family was statined at Ft Kobbe 1953-54
date: April 11, 2012 - 04:53 pm
name: Richard Ramsey
message: My father was stationed at Fort Kobbe 1976-79, it was an amazing time. I feel so fortunate to have had an experience that few were able to live.
date: April 09, 2012 - 07:32 am
name: maribel McSwain
message: Lived at Howard AFB 72-76, attended Howard Elementary and Curundu JH. How do I add my name to the Kobbe Kids list?
date: January 29, 2012 - 10:45 am
name: oscar murray iii
message: LIVED IN FORT KOBBE FROM 1972 TO 1975 WENT TO CURUNDU JUNIOR HIGH. PLAYED DRUMS IN THE ORCHESTRA WITH MR.WOODRUFF ALSO HAD MS.SMITH FOR 7TH GRADE.GREAT TIMES HAVE 2 SISTERS CHERYL AND BRENDA AND A YOUNGER BROTHER DARRYL. HAD AN OLDER BROTHER MELVIN WHO GRADUATED FROM BALBOA IN 1973 BUT HE PASSED AWAY IN 1974.
date: January 13, 2012 - 01:03 pm
name: Barbara J. Granillo Allison
message: Lived at Fort Kobbe from 1957 to 1961 or 62. My father was MSgt Antonio Granillo ( Moter Pool ) He spent a lot of time at the Hobby Shop too. We lived across the street from the Church and there was a Mango tree in our front yard, yum. Loved living there:)
date: January 07, 2012 - 10:58 pm
name: calvin hickerson sr
message: Date: Saturday, Morning, 4:21:AM: December 17, 2011 From CALVIN HICKERSON [SENIOR] EMail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Good Airborne Morning [Smile] I' was station at Fort Kobbe During about August, 1966 Through August 1967. With Charlie, Company 3rd 508th Battalion Airborne Infantry Regiment. 82nd Airborne Division. and Charlie Company, 1st 501st Battalion 101st Airborne Division Fort Campbell Kentucky, and Vietnam Conflict August 1967 Through October 1967. Also with Charlie Company 1st 503rd Battalion 173rd Airborne Brigade [Separate] Infantry Vietnam Conflict From October 1967 Through March Tet Offensive/CounterOffensives 1968. Also with Engineering Company Supply and Support Battalion 173rd Airborne Brigade [Separate] Infantry Camp Radcliff South Vietnam Conflict From March Tet CounterOffensives 1968 Through December 1968. ALL AIRBORNE FOR LIFE. For AL GAVE SOME. SOME GAVE ALL. P.O.W.'s and M.I.A.'s STILL IS GIVING IT THERE ALL. MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR2012. May GOD Bless America. You and your Family now and forever.AMEN. Airborne Creed. Airborne All The Way
date: December 17, 2011 - 02:53 am
name: Fulton Stone Jr.
message: My father was stationed at Ft. Kobbe from 1957-1960. He was a MSgt Fulton Stone and at the time and worked in S4 supply. I was aged 7 through 10 and fondly remember my time there. I do not remember the street or house number nor the name of the elementary school. Would like to find someone who was there during the same time period so I could possibly get more information. Thanks.
date: December 16, 2011 - 01:12 pm
name: Chuck Keating
message: I was stationed at Fort Kobbe June 1956-Dec 1957. I worked at regimental Headquarters for Major Shaless and CWO Haynes. Was in HQ&HQ CO. CO was Capt Early. Only guy I remember was Lou Aueliti. Died 2003 Any one ther at that time contact me. 16 Nov 2011. email@example.com Sherman,TX
date: November 21, 2011 - 01:32 pm
name: Chuck Keating
name: Ann B Heller
message: this is a test to see if your guestbook link is working! Ann
date: August 20, 2010 - 02:06 pm
name: Richard Cressy
email: firstname.lastname@example.org: Looks like it works. Looks great
date: August 20, 2010 - 12:17 pm
name: Richard Cressy
message: So far, so good. Looks like there is still an issue with the Smilie; it says "add html code for closing Smilie". I will try it and see what happens. OK, it put the code there but not the smilie. Maybe it will work if I go out and back in.
date: August 20, 2010 - 12:15 pm
name: Jay Boyd
name: Gary L. Strong
Name: Anita (Morales) Montgomery
Name: Jerry Big Bear Lupien
Name: william grady
Name: Patricia Getman Callahan
Name: carmen duclos
Name: Sharon Cressy Neel
Name: Darlene Roberson
Name: Randy Benge
Name: Jane Curtis
Name: Nita Young
Name: Les Bridges
Name: Kerry Murphy
Name: Darrell Kirton
Name: Fitz Glasgow
Name: Darrell Kirton
Name: Richard Cressy
Name: Glenda Collins
Name: Myra Figueroa
Name: alvin , johnson
Name: Mark Williams
Name: America Vila-German
Name: Penny Griffith
Name: lewis white jr
Name: Angel Castillo
Name: tommy warren
Name: Cyndi Terrell
Name: alfonso ortiz
Name: joey garcia
Name: thereza hollash
Name: George Gonzalez
Name: ARTEMIO SALAS
Name: P. Niepsey
Name: Richard Gallardo
Name: Richard Edgar
Name: Steve Harris
Name: frankie moulder ferguson
Name: Richard Mousaw
Name: June Gibson Lee
Name: Norm Herman
Name: David Holmes
Name: Jana T Hammers
Name: Thomas A. Owensby
Name: Chuck Pekor
Name: Mark Polston
Name: Steve Pearson
Name: Susan Doggett Jones
Name: Jimmy Stockard
Name: Frederick Fritz Byerly
Name: sam harvin
Name: Pamela Stroud
Name: John Willis Pop Willis
Name: clarence gibson,jr.
Name: Penny Chamberlain-Barber
Name: Mike Word
Name: Debi Sprague
Name: susan ambrosino
Name: Gary Strong
Name: Thomas L Ferrell
Name: Monnette Twink Rowland
Name: Gary Strong
Name: Samille Harris Clark
Name: Warren Street
Name: Nathan DeLon
Name: Tim Aldridge
Name: Jim Brennan
Name: Michael Jawson
Name: Michael Jawson
Name: Gary Strong
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 6:29AM
Friday, March 6, 2009 10:59 AM
Subject: Kobbe Kid, 1971 -1974
From: Lori Davis
Wow, I was born in 1964. My dad was stationed at Fort Kobbe my first, second and third grade years 1970-1973. What memories you have brought back. I do remember the Spanish teacher, the shark net, elementary school, the airport, the bridge that raised up to let the ships go underneath, the hospital, the commissary that had the daycare (tent) in the parking lot & even the girl scouts selling cookies in front, the canal zone, the rain, ginnups, mangos, our banana tree in our back yard, the piñatas, movie theater.. ..do you remember the carnivals? It seems there was a carnival all the time somewhere. OMG, how old do I feel right now! I traveled many places being an army brat; I can actually say that Panama was the most beautiful place I had ever lived. Thank you for letting me have some great memories!
hi sandy, i lived in the canal zone h.a.f.b. from 74-77 and have looked at your site! It brings back fond memories of an outstanding place, i was wondering if thr jerry(tiger) that is in the memorian was a softball player at that time? also if you have any information on what h.a.f.b and ft. kobbe look like today and it's uses! thank you
Friday, December 12, 2008 7:01 AM
Friday, October 31, 2008 12:50 pm
Thanks you for your interest. The topic, "Are you a Zonian?" has been debated many times by many people for many years. I was there in the early 60's and was high school age, but I have no idea if you will know the people that I will mention.
By the way, did you know that the Gov. of the Canal Zone was a U.S. Army General. I wonder if he felt he was a Zonian.
From: Desiree Hillard
Another missing kid from Kobbe that was in my class was Tonya Brown. Her Dad was OSI. Lost touch with her when I was in 8th grade.
Thanks for putting this together.
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:21:54
Subject- Re: SEARCHING FOR DONNA DEER
Per Balboa High School 1962 yearbook, she graduated in that year and her last name is spelled DEAR. I recognize her picture and have her marked as someone I knew. But, since I was a sophomore and she was a Senior we would have hung out in different circles. Our website co-owner also graduated in 1962 and I have forwarded the info to her.
On Fri, 8/29/08:
While stationed in Ft. Kobbe 1959-61 I met a real nice young
Sunday, August 03, 2008 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: enjoyed photos & Ginny Jansen info
Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 9:13 AM
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 3:07 PM
Subject: RE: Way-back Machine!
Subject: Way-back Machine!
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 12:45 PM
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:32:41
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 09:28:06
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE NAMES NOT ON YOUR LIST..
HI, Sandy. Some memories are getting fuzzy, but others will live on, on & on.
Our family lived in Farfan and I attended Kobbe Elementary for 6th grade in 1964-65. Then I went to Curundu for the next two years before we moved to California.
For our 25th anniversary my husband took me on a Panama Canal cruise and I saw many familiar sites. We only got off the ship in Cristobal so I didn't get to nose around the old homestead but at least I was close!
Subject: RE: Howard kid
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009, 3:25 PM
Good Evening Jack,
Subject: Re: Howard kid
I was a Howard kid and I recognize a few names, how do I go about adding mine or contacting a few on the list?
Lived on Ft Kobbe 1951-1952 (3rd and 4th Grades). Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and I am convinced that there is some connection with the DDT spraying that went on at the base every evening when we were outside playing in the streets. I remember all of us kids chasing behind the trucks as they drove through the base. IS there anyone else out there in this predicament? My neurologist is interested in doing a longitudinal study to see if there is any correlation. Thanks to anyone that can help me.
Patricia McDOnald Carpenter
Would love to hear from anyone else who was a Kobbe brat at that time!
Looking for Augi. Lived in "new housing " on Howard AFB,
Remember we had the monkey blook fights.
Looking for Bunny Stevens, Emma Truitt and Barbara Johnson
We went to grade school together. Contact Sandy Draper at:
Stationed at Howard Field from 1946-1948 with 1048th Air Engineering Squadron.
Knew men at Kobbe when it was considered an outpost.THe men rationed with us
in our mess hall since they had no dining facilities. Was granted hunting priviledges
from Ft Amador Commander to hunt in jungle surrounding the camp.
Saw animals and snakes that would scare anyone.
Anyone having any pictures of Panama from 1986-89 time frame and any pictures of Kobbe Hill please contact:
Looking for Kendra Ramsdell, Jeep Cartwright, Bunny Wagner, any of the Pineda's, Cindy Sales, Rhonda Wolf and Rosanna Cruz. Lived in "New Housing" at Howard AFB. Anyone knowing Diana, Dino, or Delma, please contact Delma Torres at (deleted) Happy 47th Birthday, Tracy Edmondson, wherever you may be. And God bless. Tracy's Birthday-November 12th. Looking for Mrs. Halvosa. Would like to see how she is doing. Does she still keep lists of her students?She taught me in 1971-72. She was an awesome teacher.
I'd like to update my email ID. I've moved 4 times in
the past 4 years
who knows my sister Diana or Dino or myself please contact me. Would love to hear from you.
looking for Kendra Ramsdell, Jeep Cartwright,
Bunny Wagner, any of the Pineda’s, Cindy Sayles, Rhonda Wolf and Rosanna
in what was called “New Housing” at Howard AFB.
Looking for newspaper articles on Paul Emerson, stationed at Ft. Kobbe 1948-1950.
He pitched for the Army baseball team. Also served at Ft Sherman and Ft Davis.
Many articles were in the Army and Panama newspapers. Please contact:
Looking for Donna Harris, Melinda Miller, Tracy Edmonson and Terry
Please contact: JMCLELLAND
I am looking for old pictures of the military bases in Panama, especially the star in front of the church on Howard AFB. Please contact:
Stationed at Ft Kobbe 1951-1953 in Headquarters CO., G2 & G4
and most of the time as directior of the service club.
Looking for a 33rd Infantry patch from that time. Can anyone help?
Lou Van Eperen
Thomas L. Merriman 1954-1955 Ft Kobbe Tank Co. 33rd INfantry Regiment
Would like to heare from anyone there at that time
Looking for old buddies stationed at Ft Kobbe l956-1958.
Please contact: Layne Kono
Looking for Donna Grady from early 1960's.
My name is William 'Fred' Ball. I live in Kobbe for about 1959 to 1962. if there is anyone out there that has the vaguest idea who I am and that for some reason may wish to contact me you can do so on
Looking for Rachael Ortiz & Charlie Adams. Contact: James DePass
My name is Jaqui McKee, my family lived on Kobbe Hill from 73-76, had sisters Elizabeth, Judy, brothers Stan and Steve. My neighbors were the Franklin's, Tysons, Binnions, Manleys, I would love to hear from anyone that our family knew in those days. And would like to find out what ever happened to Doug Spain whose family lived in Howard during that time, he played football for the Eagles,and Clara Marin who lived in Farfan.
I lived on Ft. Kobbe from 1974-1975 first in lower Kobbe then on kobbe
hill. My Dad was the Chaplain then. I was on the swimteam at the pool
on Howard AFB. I also went to Kobbe Elementary School. during 5th
and 6th grade.
I taught at Kobbe for nine years and would LOVE to hear from any of my kids. And if you would like to contact Libby Fulcher or Annie Laurie Halvosa, eMail me and I will print it out and mail it to them. They don't have computers. I would really love to hear from you. "Ms. Wooden"
Jane Wooden Konecnik
What a beautiful site. The pictures took me down a trip on memory lane like I haven't enjoyed in years. Thank you for ALL of your contributions everyone. Does anyone know where Tracy Lee, or Teri Lyn, Edmondson are these days?
I lived at 420C Fort Kobbe during 1980-1982 approximately. My step father was Mike Holman and my best friends were Eric, Shane and Paula Wright. I would love to find them. I was 8 when I first moved there. I attended Maranatha Baptist Church and Academy while there. Please contact me if you knew me, my mother Sharon, or my lost friends.
Leann (Gulick) Quinn
I was stationed at HowardAFB from 1977-79 and worked at the clinic. I just started a free forum called http://www.delphi.com/HOWARDCLINIC/messages andit is opened to all. I plan on posting pictures and help people find aldfriends. Stop by or email me at for info.
Tom Giarrizzo, USAF RETIRED
I am looking to find my brother's child that was born in Ft. Kobbe. My brother's name was Roberto Hernandez and he was in the US Army in 1979 to 1981 at Ft. Kobbe. His child was born in those years.
Would anyone possibly know where Fred Ball has landed in his travels?
I am looking for anyone I knew in Panama. I rode horses at Howard Airforce Base. My horse was Alazon. I was there from 1969-1974.
I was a dependent that grew up in Panama at both Albrook and Howard AFB. I was there from 1973-1989. If you remember a Joe Cassidy please contact me.
I am looking for information on the Kinnett family who was in the military in the Canal Zone, Pac. side in 1960. The daughter's name was Wanda & went to Balboa H.S. in 1960. She dated the son of the Balboa Baptist Church minister, Reverend Beebe.
Gerold R. Cooper
My deceased father was stationed with the 33rd Infantry at Fort Kobbe from 1952 - 1955. In particular, I'm looking for anyone who might have information about an exercise that was completed in early 1954, "Operation Balboa", where elements of the 33rd crossed through the Darien jungle from one coast to the other. I have a letter of commendation to my father, signed by a Colonel A. C. Elegar, after this exercise, in May of 1954. I would truly appreciate any assistance that you might be able to provide.
Would like to reach from friends that I knew in that area. That either
went to St. Mary's from 1970 to 1974 and then went to Curundu Jr High. My
name was Reina Miller, had a brother name Danny.
Reina (Miller) Kennon
is really great! The best times in my childhood were at Howard and
I was stationed at CSC 3/5th Inf from 79-81. I can still remember riding our air mattresses down the drainage ditch heading towards Howard AFB from the top of the hill. Ahy how great site! I have a lot of old pictures if anyone is interested.
I am one of the "Campbell Clan" (8 kids). We moved to Farfan from Cocoli in 1970 and lived there until 1980 and then moved to Gamboa. My brothers and sisters are; Lina, Johnny, Ray, Joanne, Mike, Ronny, Michele.(I was born after Joanne). I was all over Howard/Kobbe for those ten years and then some later. I played football on the Howard Eagles when we use to play @ Kobbe field. I also remember playing baseball and jumping out of my cleats every time the Howitzer cannon went off @1700. Thanks for the opportunity to share the memories.
Joe (Pat) Campbell
I lived in Ft. Kobbe from 1970 to 1975 at 405-A. I was about 8y.o. when we moved there, attended 3rd through 6th grades at Kobbe Elem. and 7th grade at Curundu Jr. High until we left in Feb of '75. Dad was SGM Don Gilbert, Stepmother was Silvia, brothers Donny and Scott, stepbrother Eduardo and halfbrother Alex. Sister's name is Tammy
It is a wonderful website that brought back many pleasant memories of my
adolescence from 1965 to 1968, even though I was a Ft. Clayton kid. Kobbe
beach was the best.
I was there 89-92 in B Co. 536th Engineers. Can't believe its been 10 years!
We need more pictures of Kobbe beach. I lived in lower Kobbe 1963-1968 and on Kobbe Hill 1973-1982.
Kobbe's of 3 brother from Germany generation. Settled in Sullvian County Pa,
I live in Troy Pa About 6 gens down the line.
Richard L. Kobbe
I lived on Howard AFB From 1979 to 1984......I have alot of good
memories...Best place I've lived.....I was in the class of 1984 Balboa H.S......
GO!!!! RED MACHINE & BULLDOGS.......
Byron D. Rogers
Brings back memories with visual aide from whem I was stationed there.
A Co. 1/508 ABN/INF 1990-1992
Hi to all from Buzzy Kennon. I was all over the place 1960 to 1976. My father was
a teacher at Curundu room c-305 history. He left panama in 1982...yes Coach Kennon.
Any and all please e-mail me. I am looking for Jonnie Mitchell who lived on the hill in
Howard afb. We uesd to go to kobbe beach.
I retired from the Panama Canal Commission while it was a U.S. Agency, and
continue to work there in my same job for the Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP).
Panama has really changed a lot...the Amador Causeway is looking great and will soon
have a hotel at the extreme end...a jetty for passenger ships has been constructed and will
allow tourists to disembark.
Awesome heavy duty... My hats off to you all...Steve Soriano Curundu Power
Army Base Brat...Anyone from Curundu Army Base Curundu Power. This is little Soriano
OSSO in Saudia Arabia Al- Jubail working at Desal-Powerplant.
In 1968 I moved there with my young bride as a LT US Army....My son was
born In Gorgas Hospital...Wow It brings back memories....why did we give it
George V. Donatello, CPT US Army
MG William August Kobbe was my great-grandfather. My dad is the only family member who was able
to visit Fort Kobbe. The closest I ever got was a best friend in high school (in the 60's!) who had lived
at Fort Kobbe! It seems that my brother and I have lost our chance to ever see Fort Kobbe as it was.
Christine Kobbe Allin
This site brought back so many memories for me. I lived on Ft. Kobbe from
1991 till 1992. It was an amazing experience which I will never forget.
Ya'll Have done a great job with the site and I look foward to visiting it
many times in the future.
It brought back a lot of memories for me and I havent been in Panamain over 22 years.
We spent some time in a part of Ft. Kobbe that eventually was condemned, it was for
incoming Air Force persons, I think. I explained to my two sons what
the shark cage was for, NO it was to keep the sharks out not in.
This site is great! I can actually see my house in one of the pictures. My family was one of the first Air
Force families to move to Kobbe. I was there from 1961-1964. What wonderful memories.
Terri Lockhart Muha
I grew up in Panama and lived at both Albrook and Howard AFB.
I was there from birth in 1973 till leaving in 1989. I played football in 9th grade for the Kobbe Raiders.
Lived A Howard AFB from 79-82. Loved it!! I was on the school board at Fort Kobbe.
I am not a Kobbe Kid but I do envy you. I was in the Army at Kobbe from 1958 until 1960,
and as you can see by my user name I haven't fotgotten. Coming from a big city,
I thought that Kobbe was heaven. You were very privileged to grow up there.
I was at Howard AFB from 91-93 and before that I lived on Amador for a year. It has been so amazingly difficult to ever discuss anything about my tour there. I was living there within weeks after Just Cause and as you well know, there were tensions between EVERYONE down there at that time. That made things just a touch more "savage" in my transition there. I would love to see if I might not be able to find some of my friends.......time to dig up the old year books. Anyone who lived there and came back to the United States knows that any legnth of time in Panama had a profound impact on all of our lives. I am just glad to have found a place where I can visit in my private time and reflect on my life when I was there. Thank You!
Emily Anne Reynolds
You were a privileged group to have the opportunity to live in such a wonderful environment. I was born and raised in the Canal Zone, joined the Air Force in 1975, was stationed at Howard AFB 82-88 and 95-99. Retired 1999, Howard AFB. The CZ was one of the best places in the world to live, work and bring up a family!
moved to Panama 2 years after I was born in 1986 and moved back to the
nostalgic. I spent 3 tours there in the AF. 77 to 79 when Carter
I was stationioned at Fort Kobbe c/company weapons platoon m 60 machine gun
and 90 mm recoilless rifle from about august 1966 thru about august 1967. Welcome home all my bros
and may [god] bless you and your family now and forever [amen] from my family to yours.
Great Site. Keep it coming...Airborne all the way
What a great look into the past! My absolute favorite was the pic of ginnups! They had to be my most favorite fruit! We were stationed at Albrook but I remember all the great trips our family took on weekends.The shark net sure brought back memories too. I would love to here from anyone who remembers me or my family. We lived at Albrook and also in Pannama City. I must have been 8-9yrs old at the time, I'm 45yrs now. I was on a swim team at Albrook. I can't remember the name of my school, but I remember a few teachers. Ms DeLaPina and Ms Faucet > must have been my 3rd or 4th grade teachers. I also remember the Balboa club house in Balboa.We lived at Albrook during the riots and had a few families stay with us during the uprise.
Henrietta Rose Cabrera/Heldt
for all the memories. I finally have a picture to go with my
Thanks, Denise Mousaw
I lived on Kobbe Hill house 301 around the age of 9 to 14. I LOVED IT! Kobbe is dreamland. I havent been back in 10 years. Im 24 now, and i dream of riding my skateboard down kobbe hill on my way to kobbe flats to visit my freinds. I still remeber my phone number! Somethings you never forget. Kobbe kids Rule! Kobbe Raiders Rule. Kobbe Elementry Rules...they say! That heaven is more beautiful then your dreams! Well it better be beautiful if it plans to top FT KOBBE. who knows.. maybe it is ft Kobbe. A land of Grass Fields!
Pablo Manuel Vangas "slinky"
Having lived at Howard from '66 to '69 I could easily see thru the lens of Gary Strong's camera. Wow! Thanks, Gary. Great work. Great eye. I just wish I would have had the maturity and perspective at 16 to have savored it with such a sense of beauty and place. The shot of the cayuco in the mangroves at Venado is special. In 66 and 67, I was one of the Venado boys who spent countless hours surfing in the "mangies", eating fried plantains at the cantina, and munching "raspados con leche" in the village. Gary, you "speaka my language". To the creators of this site, Thank You!
I am tickled to death to find it and hope it will help me find some of the people I have been looking for for years. I lived in Ft Kobee from 1962 to 1964 and went to Balboa High School. I was a very skinny, very shy plain jane and loved horses. I had some of the very best years of my life at Ft Kobbe.
Laura Laird Causey
¡Ya no más!