Have been enjoying reading about the K-9 experience at Clark. I was at
Clark from Mar. '76 until Dec. '78.
Reading about "Bob" Gray brought back a lot of memories,
especially looking at his photo, I always did remember how skinny he
I was working Mabalacat gate the night he was killed. He had come out
to my post to look for intruders in the Mabalacat Washout. We had had
lunch together several times and were just becoming friends.
I saw him at 1830 and by 1905 he was dead. The OSI Agent that
interviewed me stated that I was one of the last people to see him
alive, not an honor that I have found comfortable to live with the
last 21 years.
I went to Town patrol in May 1978 and one night I ended up at the
Angeles City jail to pick up a GI. The guards took me to a cell and
said we will give you "20 minutes". I looked in and saw not
a GI but 2 Filipino males. Confused, I looked at my PC partner. Seeing
that stupid look on my face, he said they are the 2 who killed The
security policeman on base, you can beat them if you want. Always the
professional in my mind I declined, but I felt the blood vessels along
my neck and face about to explode, another night I wont soon forget.
Well Hodge, I better let
you go. I can always talk for hours about Clark, I have a lot of
pictures, and some of Mike "Tank" Tankink and his dog, used
to work with a guy named Mahoney, short guy, blond hair, drug dog
handler, and Dan Maxey. Always had a great deal of respect for the K-9
at Clark, always a cut above, used to rush to the area of a red pin
flare, to see if I could help.
Take care brother.
Officer Erich "Rick""Gepp"
Oakmont Police (PA) firstname.lastname@example.org
SrA Erich Geppert III
"C" Flight Law Enforcement/Traffic/"C" Flight
Town Patrol Clark AB, Phillippines, '76 to '78