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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Camper

A reproduction of a 1961 Shasta travel trailer. They made only 1,961 of these units this year. Of course they have all the modern upgrades. This photo was taken at King's Mountain State Park, SC where they were having a gathering of vintage travel trailers. 





Washington D.C.


The Capitol


Native American Museum dome


WWII Memorial


The Nurses Memorial from Vietnam


The Wall


The Wall


Lincoln Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Arlington


Arlington


Arlington


Arlington

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Azalea


Coming into full bloom...


Silver Diner

The Silver Diner - Tysons Corner VA

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Big Al's Pub & Grubberia

Good food... Gotta love this New York Dog... Charlotte NC





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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