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Herbert Gasser

aka: Gasser

Army

"Gasser" was often referred to in Shep's Army stories. He was the Army equivelent of a "Flick" or "Schwartz" in Shep's stories. On the July 3, 1965 show "The Dago Bomb" Shep even takes credit for having Gasser parachuted into Germany. Herbert Gasser was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 27, 1923. Prior to graduating from high school, Gasser went to work at Western Electric Co., where he installed central-office telephone-switching systems from 1941-43. He enlisted in the Army at Los Angeles on January 22, 1943, with his civilian occupation listed under the category of "skilled linemen and servicemen, telephone, telegraph and power." He served in the Army until 1946, when he resumed working at Western Electric. In the early-1950s, he went to work at General Telephone headquarters in Santa Monica, where he ultimately rose to management. He was also very active in the adult leadership of Scouting in California.


Thanks to the following for their contributions to this page: Steve Glazer

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Links to Further Information:
July 3, 1965 - "The Dago Bomb"
August 26, 1967 - "Minor League Baseball, Amusement Park Rides, Leave at the Boardwalk"
December 24, 1975 - "Christmas in the Army, Pole Line Construction"
Related Radio Shows about Gasser
more... June 26, 1965 Graduation Day
more... July 3, 1965 The Dago Bomb
more... 1965 Tatoos
more... July 11, 1966 Archie Declares War, Army Cockroaches
more... July 23, 1966 Forced March Through the Ozarks with Gasser & Goldberg
more... August 26, 1967 Minor League Baseball, Amusement Park Rides, Leave at the Boardwalk.
more... September 27, 1969 Almost Busted
more... January 29, 1971 Gasser & Shep Almost Tattood Long Branch, NJ
more... 1971 Trivia, God's Top 40, Payday
more... December 24, 1975 Christmas in the Army, Pole Line Construction

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