Jay Musikar's Sinop Photo Page
Musikar, Jay (Sinop 1962-'63).... af2c@njdxa.org or af2c@arrl.net
Diogenes Station . .. Det. 4 Personnel
. The Town of Sinop . .Pictures from Ankara

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From: "Jay Musikar"
af2c@njdxa.org
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001
Subject: Pictures from Sinop

Thought you might want to use some more pictures from TUSLOG DET#4 - Sinop.
Attached you will find a zipfile with a number of pictures of Ops as seen from the outside, from the town of Sinop etc. Also there are some pictures of Sinop.

Note that I have also included a picture of two guys who served there when I was there circ. 1962-63. I would like to get in touch with them.

Lee Bernal and Errol Smith - Sinop 1962

Ops photo 1 and Ops photo2

Sinop Çay Garden and a Fishing Photo

View of the Hill from Town

Northeast Ruins and Ruins South Sinop
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Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 14:32:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: contributions
From: jay musikar <af2c@njdxa.org>

Thought that you might want to add the following two pieces to your collection.
If you worked in "Ops" sometimes the guys who had access to the RTTY machines
would run the following items off for you. As a going away present...Chuckle.
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de,
Jay/AF2C


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HEADQUARTERS
TUSLOG DETACHMENT 4
APO 133


////////////////NOTICE OF RETURN//////////////////

NOTICE OF SOLEMN WARNING THIS 13TH DAY OF MAY 1963.

VERY SOON NOW, PFC JAY MUSIKAR WILL RETURN TO HIS NATIVE LAND, THAT BEING THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY KNOWN AS "AMERICA," AFTER A LONG AND TRYING PSEUDO EXISTENCE IN THE COUNTRY KNOWN AS TURKEY. HE WILL ARRIVE AMONG YOU A DEHYDRATED, UNDERFED, AND DEMORALIZED SHELL OF A HUMAN BEING TRYING TO ASSUME HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE WORLD; I.E., AS A HUMAN BEING ENGAGED IN LIFE, LIBERTY AND, FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - ALTHOUGH ADMITTEDLY, THE LATTER MAY BE SOMEWHAT DELAYED. IN MAKING YOUR PREPARATIONS FOR HIS HOMECOMING TO ORGANIZED SOCIETY, YOU MUST MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR THE CRUDE ENVIRONMENT WHICH HAS BEEN HIS LOT, AND UNFORTUNATELY SO, FOR THE PAST YEAR.

BE ADVISED THAT THERE WILL BE NOTICEABLE CHANGES; AND WE DARESAY, MOST OF THEM FOR THE WORST. PROMINENT AMONG THESE CHANGES YOU MAY ENCOUNTER FALLING, GRAY AND SOMETIMES A COMPLETE LACK OF HAIR. THERE MAY BE FALSE TEETH TOO, BUT WHAT WILL BE MOST NOTICEABLE ARE THE LINES OF WORRY AND STRAIN UPON HIS BROW. DO NOT BE UNDULY SURPRISED IF HE HASN'T HAD A HAIRCUT FOR SOME TIME, OR IF HE HASN'T SHAVED FOR A WHILE. IT MAY BE THAT THERE WAS NO WATER ON "THE HILL" FOR A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE. DO NOT CONSIDER THIS LACK OF APPROPRIATE SANITARY FACILITIES ANYTHING UNUSUAL. HE DOESN'T. WITHOUT RESERVATION, HE WILL BE SUFFERING FROM ACUTE ABSENCE OF FEMALE COMPANIONSHIP. WE SHALL DISCUSS THIS UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCE LATER AND IN MORE DETAIL.

HERE ARE A FEW DESIRABLE THINGS THAT MAY BE DONE TO EASE HIS READJUSTMENT TO CIVILIAN LIFE. IT IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO - OR EXPECT OF HIM - WHEN HE GETS HOME.

SHOW NO ALARM IF HE PREFERS TO SQUAT ON HIS HAUNCHES INSTEAD OF SITTING ON A CHAIR. KEEP COOL WHEN HE POURS GRAVY ON HIS DESSERT AND ALMOST BREAKS YOUR ARM IN THE ACT OF GRABBING FOR SOME FOOD. AS A MATTER OF INTEREST, MAY WE POINT OUT THAT THE AFOREMENTIONED CONDITION MAY EXIST FOR SOME TIME, AS UNDOUBTEDLY YOUR NEW ADDITION TO THE HOUSEHOLD MAY NOT HAVE SEEN REAL FOOD - AS HE ONCE KNEW IT - FOR SOME TIME. KEEP COOL AND, ABOVE ALL, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PANIC!! THE RESULTS OF ANY SUCH ACTION MAY CAUSE UNDESIRABLE SLIPS IN HIS SPEAKING HABITS. TO CONTINUE: TAKE IT WITH A SMILE WHEN HE INSISTS ON SLEEPING BARE, THAT IS (AHEM!) IN THE NUDE. BE TOLERANT IF HE TAKES THE MATTRESS OFF THE BED AND CARRIES IT OUT ONTO THE FRONT YARD AND THERE PROCEEDS TO SLEEP IN COMPLETE OBLIVION TO THE REST OF THE WORLD. BE ESPECIALLY WATCHFUL DURING THE TIME HE IS IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN, PARTICULARLY THE YOUNGER AND MORE ATTRACTIVE OF THE SPECIES. HIS BEHAVIOR NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED UNUSUAL WHEN ONE STOPS TO CONSIDER THAT AFTER HAVING SEEN ONLY VEILED WOMEN FOR APPROXIMATELY 12 MONTHS HE MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY WHAT, TO HIM, SEEMS FLAGRANT IMMORALITY OR AT LEAST LEWD DISPLAY. IT IS AFTER HE HAS GOTTEN OVER HIS ORIGINAL REACTION, THOUGH, THAT THE NEED FOR CAREFUL SUPERVISION WILL ASSUREDLY ARISE. IT MAY BE STATED THAT IN THE NORMAL COURSE OF EVENTS, HIS INTENTIONS WILL BECOME SINCERE, ALTHOUGH THOROUGHLY DISHONORABLE.

PLEASE! OUT OF CONSIDERATION OF HIS GASTROINTESTINAL FACILITIES, DO NOT FEED HIM ANYTHING EVER THAT EVEN REMOTELY BEARS A RESEMBLANCE TO STEW OR EGGS. THIS SHOULD NOT BE NECESSARY FOR ANY MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS, THOUGH, BECAUSE BY THEN HE WILL BE ONCE AGAIN HOUSEBROKEN. THINK NOTHING OF IT IF DURING THE PLANING OF A FAMILY TRIP HE ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL RIDE HIS AYSHAK (DONKEY), AND THAT EVERYONE ELSE CAN RIDE IN THE CAR. IN THE EVENT THAT HE SHOULD TAKE THE MATTER INTO HIS WONDERFULLY COMPETENT HANDS AND SIMPLY ANNOUNCE THAT THE FAMILY WILL JUST HAVE TO DO WITHOUT THE CAR BECAUSE HE WANTS IT, DO NOT BE TOTALLY ASTONISHED SHOULD BY SOME STROKE OF GOOD FORTUNE HE SHOULD RETURN SAFELY. HE IS, AS ARE WE ALL, QUITE ADEPT AT ADAPTING OURSELVES TO NATIVE IMPLEMENTS.

IF, ON THE OTHER HAND, HE SHOULD SMASH UP THE CAR WHILE FLYING DOWN THE MAIN STREET OF TOWN AT AN ALTITUDE OF TWO INCHES AND 60 MPH, DO NOT BE SHOCKED. AFTER ALL, NONE OF US ARE PERFECT, AND THIS IS PARTICULARLY APPLICABLE TO ONE WHO HAS WITHSTOOD THE SEVERE MENTAL STRAIN OF ISOLATION OF THE "HILL" FOR CLOSE TO A YEAR.. SHOOTING THE FAMILY DOG SHOULD CAUSE NO UNDUE CONSTERNATION TO ANY MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD.

SAY NOTHING TO HIM IF HE BRUSHES HIS TEETH WITH SAND, IF HE EATS WITH BOTH HANDS, DISTAINS THE USE OF NORMAL TABLE IMPLEMENTS, AND OCCASIONALLY DEEMS IT A MATTER OF NECESSITY TO BRING ONE OR BOTH FEET INTO PLAY. YOU MAY NOTICE A TENDENCY ON HIS PART TO MIX "SEAGRAMS'S SEVEN" IN HIS PEACHES. HE MAY EVEN REFUSE TO GO TO A PARTY UNLESS HIS PERSONAL ALLOTMENT OF LIQUOR IS AT LEAST TWO QUARTS OF GOOD WHISKEY. JUST REMIND YOURSELF THAT WITH HIM IT MAY BE ONLY A HABIT ACQUIRED DURING HIS TOUR OF DUTY.

TRY NOT TO NOTICE IT IF HE MAKES STRANGE GESTURES WITH HIS HANDS WHILE EATING AT THE BIGGEST RESTAURANT IN TOWN. THESE ACTIONS STEM FROM TWO SOURCES: 1. CATCHING FLIES DURING HIS MEALS IN SINOP, AND 2. THIS STRANGE SHELL OF A MAN RETURNING FROM THE END OF THE WORLD HAS MANY IDEAS OF LIFE AND IT MAY TAKE HIM A WHILE TO REALIZE THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM ARE SPEAKING ENGLISH. HE MAY BLURT OUT WITH SUCH EXPRESSIONS SUCH AS: "ALLAHAH ISMARLADIK,"GULE GULE,"MERHABA," AND "BEN ISTIYORUM IKI-TANI BOURBON ON THE ROCKS." NEEDLESS TO SAY, THERE ARE ALSO A NUMBER OF LESS SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE SAYINGS WHICH HE MAY COME UP WITH WHEN PROPERLY STIMULATED. YOU MAY HAVE IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY THAT HE IS FAMILIAR WITH THE MEANINGS OF THESE SAYINGS. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ASK HIM WHY HE WAS OVERSEAS FOR A WHOLE YEAR AND ONLY MADE ONE STRIPE, WHILE THE NEIGHBOR'S SON WAS IN THE NATIONAL GUARD FOR SIX MONTHS AND MADE TWO OR THREE STRIPES.
THIS MAY THROW HIM INTO A STATE OF SHOCK, PRODUCE CONVULSIONS, AND LASTLY SEETHING HATRED AND ANGER DURING THE COURSE OF WHICH HE IS LIABLE TO USE WORDS ONE IS NOT ACCUSTOMED TO HEARING IN CHURCH.

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER MENTION THE WORD "RE-ENLIST" TO HIM, AS IT MAY PROVE FATAL, BOTH TO HIM AND TO YOU. ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND THAT BENEATH THAT LAYER OF DUST AND DIRT AND SAND BEATS A TRULY NOBLE HEART OF GOLD. TREASURE THIS AS IT MAY VERY WELL BE THE ONLY THING OF VALUE THAT HE HAS LEFT. TREAT HIM WITH KINDNESS. TOLERANCES, AND OCCASIONAL FIFTHS OF GOOD WHISKEY, AND YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO HAPPILY REHABILITATE THAT WHICH IS NOW THE HOLLOW SHELL OF THE JOYFUL CIVILIAN YOU ONCE KNEW.

AS OF 23 JUNE 1963, DIG OUT HIS CIVILIAN CLOTHES, FILL THE REFRIGERATOR WITH GOOD BEER (AND THAT COMES IN BOTTLES, AND DOES NOT HAVE 3.2 WRITTEN ON THE LABEL); GET THE WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND NORMAL DRIVERS OFF THE STREETS - AND ABOVE ALL, SEND NO MORE MAIL TO TUSLOG DET 4 AFTER JUNE SECOND BECAUSE HE IS COMING HOME.

RESPECTFULLY YOURS,
COLONEL C. U. SOON
O. I. C. REHABILITATION

TUSLOG DETACHMENT 4.

BS FORM 69 30 MAY 1963 EIGHTH EDITION (REVISED)
THIS FORM SUPERSEDES ALL OTHERS.


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TUSLOG DET 4 SINOP, TURKEY
APO 133 US FORCES

250/U5.2 18 JAN 1963

SUBJECT: HOW TO BE A CIVILIAN

TO: ALL PERSONNEL RETURNING TO CONUS
YOU CAN ACT LIKE A GENTLEMAN WHEN YOU RETURN TO THE CONUS AGAIN IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE RULES.

1. UPON ARRIVING IN AMERICA, YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT THE NUMBER OF WHITE FEMALES WITH SHOES ON, BUT REMEMBER THAT NEW YORK IS NOT SOME LITTLE VILLAGE IN THE US ZONE OF TURKEY. MANY OF THESE GIRLS HAVE OCCUPATIONS SUCH AS TEACHERS STENOGRAPHERS, BEAUTICIANS, ETC. THEREFORE YOU DO NOT APPROACH THEM WITH "HOW MUCH" BUT, ISN'T A LOVELY DAY" OR "HAVEN'T WE MET BEFORE," AND THEN "HOW MUCH."

2. WHEN YOU WALK ALONG THE STREETS, DO NOT HIT EVERYONE OF DRAFT AGE IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES. HE MAY HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON A MEDICAL DISCHARGE. ASK HIM FOR HIS PAPERS, AND IF HE CAN'T PRODUCE THEM, THEN HIT HIM.

3. YOU WILL UNDOUBTEDLY GO TO THE MOVIES. SEATS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU, SO DON'T BRING YOUR HELMET. DO NOT WHISTLE EVERY T TIME A FEMALE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8 AND 80 APPEARS ON THE SCREEN, OR SAY TO THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU, "WOULDN'T THAT BE A GOOD PIECE?" YOU DON'T SAY "MOVE YOUR HEAD JERK, I CAN'T SEE A F-----G THING." IF YOU CAN'T SEE, MOVE TO ANOTHER SEAT.

4. IF YOU VISIT SOMEONE'S HOME AND SPEND THE NIGHT, YOU WILL FIND A STRANGE ASSORTMENT OF FOOD, SUCH AS CANTALOUPE, FRESH EGGS, MILK, WAFFLES, HOTCAKES, ETC. DON'T BE AFRAID, THESE FOODS ARE PALATABLE AND NON-POISONOUS. IF YOU WISH MORE BUTTER, SAY "PLEASE PASS THE BUTTER" NOT "THROW THE DAMNED GREASE."

5. THE FIRST MEAL IN THE MORNING IS BREAKFAST. YOU WILL BE INFORMED BY A GENTLE TAP THAT THE HOUSEHOLD IS ARISING AND NOT BY THREE BLASTS OF A WHISTLE. THE PROPER ANSWER IS "I'LL BE THERE IN A MOMENT" NOT "BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS."

6. IF WHILE IN A GROUP, YOU HAVE THE URGE TO DEFECATE, DON'T GRAB A SHOVEL IN ONE HAND AND PAPER IN THE OTHER AND HEAD FOR THE GARDEN, MOST HOMES HAVE A BATHROOM WHICH CONSISTS OF A TUB, BASIN, MEDICINE CABINET AND TOILET. THE LATTER IS TO USED IN THIS CASE.

7. SEVERAL TIME A DAY YOU WILL HAVE TO URINATE. DON'T USE THE NEAREST WALL OR TREE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS. A TOILET IS USED HERE ALSO.

8. IF YOU INVITED TO A FRIEND'S HOME AND UPON ARRIVING YOU FIND THAT ALL THE CHAIRS ARE OCCUPIED, DON'T SQUAT IN THE CORNER INDIAN STYLE AND SAY YOU ARE PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE. HAVE PATIENCE, YOU HOST WILL PROVIDE A CHAIR FOR YOU, DON'T ASK "WHERE CAN I CRAP OUT?"

9. WHEN AT DINNER YOU WILL BE AMAZED TO FIND THAT EACH ITEM IS PLACE ON A SEPARATE DISH. IN THE ARMY, YOU LEARNED TO EXPECT SUCH DELICACIES AS CORNED BEEF PATTIES WITH YOUR PUDDING, BEANS WITH PEACHES. DON'T EMPTY EACH SMALL DISH INTO THE LARGE DISH TO MAKE IT MORE PALATABLE. BEAR WITH THIS AND OTHER STRANGE CUSTOMS AND YOU EVENTUALLY MAY LEARN TO LIKE IT.

10. WHEN YOU RETIRE YOU MAY FIND A PAIR OF PAJAMAS LAID OUT FOR YOU ON YOUR BED. (PAJAMAS ARE GARMENTS USED AFTER THE OTHER GARMENTS ARE TAKEN OFF BEFORE GOING TO BED.) UPON SEEING THEM ACT AS THOUGH YOU ARE USED TO THEM AND SAY, "MY, ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL" NOT "HOW IN THE HELL CAN I SLEEP IN THAT GEAR. WE ALWAYS SLEPT BARE ASSED."

11. IF YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR HAT WHEN YOU ARE READY TO LEAVE IT HAS PROBABLY BEEN PUT IN THE CLOSET FOR YOU. SAY, "I DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO FIND MY HAT," NOT "DON'T ANYONE LEAVE THE ROOM, SOME SON-OF-A-BITCH STOLE MY HAT."

12. IF A PERSON MAKES A MISTAKE, HE IS INFORMED BY HIS ASSOCIATES WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT, "I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE MISTAKEN" AND NOT "YOU'RE ALL F----D UP."

13. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP ON THE GOOD SIDE OF YOUR FAMILY DON'T FALL THEM OUT EVERY MORNING WITH THREE WHISTLE BLASTS AND HOLLER "OK LET'S GO, ALL I WANT TO SEE IS ASS HOLES AND ELBOWS." THE NEIGHBORS MIGHT BE LISTENING.

14. DON'T HANG YOUR SHORTS FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM WINDOW AFTER A HARD DAY OF LAUNDERING. MOTHER USUALLY HAS A CLOTHING LINE IN THE BACK YARD.

15. REMEMBER WHAT YOU DO AND HOW YOU ACT WILL REFLECT UPON YOURSELF AND THE STANDARDS OF THE ARMY, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT THE ARMY. ALL IN ALL DON'T DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM ENLISTING IN THE ARMY (UNLESS HE IS YOUR FRIEND). YOU MAY BE CALLED IN AGAIN AND THE GUY YOU DISCOURAGED COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR REPLACEMENT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

GOOD LUCK,

J. E. MC COWAN
PFC (UNRETIRED)
UNITED STATES ARMY
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