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"The movie theater was just off to the left [of the BX] and is still there. Whoever pulled KP at the fire station got to do nightly show guard and watch the movie for free (normally $0.10) after checking all the doors, exits, fire extinguishers, etc. Before returning to the station, a trip to the snack bar for a hamburger, BLT or bowl of chili and a can of Black Label was required." - Fred Madden
"I was responding to a "hot start" in the F-104 alert area when we were stopped by AP's at gun-point and when I didn't know the daily password...I can't print the rest...#@$%$#@%*!!!" - Fred Madden
"I understand that times were bad under Francisco Franco. As Americans living in Sevilla we saw that happening everyday. I especially remember the Spanish Civil War Disabled Veterans watching our parked car for 5 pesetas. I always gave them extra." - Dewey Maxwell
“We had a matador who befriended us, his name was John Fulton. He lived and died in sevilla spain, but he spent a lot of time with us on Moron! Many of the guys may remember him,,, Joe Vaccone, I and Steve Trapani visited his ranch to watch him practice." - Ed Ludan
"My wife Marilyn didn't take any photos but she met him and author James Michener at his art gallery in Sevilla. She also bought two Lithographs of Flamenco dancers done by him that hang in our house to this day." - Dewey Maxwell (Obit also courtesy of D. Maxwell)
Postcard of Lili Gonzales, flamenco dancer. Signed on the back "Para Ricardo" (Raymond Richard Hughes)
Ray Hughes' Spanish lottery tickets, courtesy of Dianne Hughes
Feria de Abril, courtesy of Dianne Hughes
Postcard courtesy of Dianne Hughes
Sloppy Joe's in Sevilla
Another popular place to eat in Seville. A little commentary by Bill Vickery: "It was a favorite place in Los Remedios. Good food and reasonable prices. There is a second larger one now in Nervion. Joe was a AlC in Services Squadron. Married a Spanish gal and got out of the AF. Her Dad was a Guardia Civil. Joe didn't treat his wife right and was told by his father in law to leave town/Spain. He did. His son looks a lot like he did."
Photograph taken in 1980, courtesy of Bruce Aro
According to Bruce, the place looks quite a bit different on the outside, but remained much the same on the inside. Note the apartments across the street from Sloppy Joe's. Airmen rented out some of those.