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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day 2014

Those were the days... 50 years ago... oh wow, that long ago? 

Boot Camp @ Great Lakes IL Feb 1964

Sent to Field Medical School @ Montford Point Sep 1964

FMF Corpsman assigned to the 10th Marines

10th Marines HQ Sick Bay - Camp Lejeune NC

Lived on 228 Butler Drive Midway Park - Camp Lejeune NC

Was deployed on the USS Okinawa LPH-3

Was deployed on the USS Chilton APA-38

Was deployed on the USS Wood County LST-1178

Was deployed on the Fort Mandan LSD-21

Amtrak - the steel coffin

Yes, those were the days... good and bad... but still miss those days...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Georgie's Lucky 7

Somewhere here in Old San Juan, PR there was once a bar known as "Georgie's Lucky 7". I have no idea if it's even there anymore or maybe it's under a different name. But this was one hot spot back in 1966. Cold beer and your own "personal social director". Those were the days... Does anyone know if it's still there? Although I doubt it, since it's been 48 years...

Monday, September 8, 2014

HQ 10th Marines Sick Bay, Camp Lejeune NC

Where I once worked as a Corpsman... Miss those days.... Was attached to the 10th Marines 1965-68. Loved the duty there. I was taught a lot by the Marines. And what I really enjoyed was going to the firing range with them because they would teach me how to fire different weapons, even though I was a Corpsman, but it surely didn't hurt to know those things. Served with one of the most gung-ho Marines I had ever met there, Captain Benjamin and I think it was "F" Battery, 2nd battalion, 10th Marines. Really did admire this man. Damn, he was one hard dude. Did my first 25 mile hike with him, and from that day on this other Corpsman and myself were always his Corpsman when his unit went out in the field or on a float. Many good memories about all the Marines I had contact with while serving there at Camp Lejeune. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lake Lure NC

Another great spot to visit here in North Carolina. This is the Lake Lure Inn where the movie "Dirty Dancing" was made. Click HERE to read more about Lake Lure Inn and then click HERE to read about the movie "Dirty Dancing".

And below here is the cottage where Johnny Castle, Patrick Swayze, stayed.

The beach at Lake Lure Inn

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Broad River that runs through Chimney Rock Village NC

You want to kick back and relax a bit? Then you need to come here to Chimney Rock Village NC. The river is just beautiful and it's a great one to wade into.