I have NO idea why this memory came back to me tonight, but for some strange reason this short memory has invaded my brain and made me laugh again. If we go back about 46 years ago, I was probably just a few days into my Navy boot camp experience. Every day, the rag tag … Continue reading Are You From Arkansas?
September 19, 2018 To The Family of Howard N. Johnson I am hopeful this letter finds itself into the hands of the family of Howard Johnson. I was friends with and spent time with Howard in the Navy. Of all the guys I was stationed with in the Navy there were only 2 standouts and … Continue reading Letter to Howard Johnson Family
NOTE: This story is about my time in boot camp from beginning to end as best as I can remember. The timelines may not be exact, in fact at times they may even be out of order, or appear to be out of order. For those events for which I have the date, I will … Continue reading Boot Camp – Beginning to End
Biographies and Information about Company 73-192 This article/page is (and will be) a continuous update on members of Navy Boot Camp Company 73-192 in Great Lakes, IL from June 13, 1973 - August 3, 1973. In an effort to set the mood back to June -- August 1973...here's a few things that might bring back … Continue reading Navy Boot Camp Company Biographies
I Found My Book - The Keel Well, after not seeing my boot camp book for more than 36 years and actively searching for it more than 19 years on a daily basis...I finally found it. Here's how it happened. I have searched eBay on a DAILY basis (literally) searching for this book. I have … Continue reading I Found My Book! – The Keel