Monday, October 26, 2009

45 Years Ago Today

I had to shrink the photo to get it to load. I'm in the front row, center, just left of the DI, holding God know what--probably some medal the platoon won. The DIs are Sgt. W. H. Harris, Sgt. E. Owens Jr & Sgt. M.P. Martin.

We had less than a week to graduation, to being called "Marine."

Two members of the platoon were dead in a couple of years, in Vietnam. About half were reservists, so didn't get to go to 'Nam.

Best thing I ever did. I'm sorry to be too old to serve again.

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