A Long Short Time
Hi: 28 years 6 Navy rest Army, Seal Vet-Nam, army SFspent 2years in Vet Nam, then got out, (1966-1968) Started over in the Army 1970, Retired 1993.
I was in when it was bad, and later when it was good. Lost good men in both. Some times hard to remember them, its been a long time. When I was in TI waiting to ship to Vet-Nam I went to Okland to get of base, the Navy had the U.S.M.C. as gate gards and I was only a Seman at the time and I was stuck in okland. At 1200 am the gates closed and I would be OWAL and in more hot water than I wanted. 1045 no bus back, had to walk. I then had to deal with 14 bad looking biker's who pulled up next to me. I was sure this was going to be a very bad night (this was 1966). Leader as why I was walking this late at night. So I told Him, a also told them I as shipping to Nam in the next few days (at this point I was trying anything). Found out he had just returned, so 14 Hells Angels gave me a ride back to base. I was 11 mins late but the gate keppers felt it was in there best intrest to let me back in.
I am sorry for the run on Par, but one eye is not working any more, but thank GOD i still can drive......