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Saturday, July 26, 2014


Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Today is Thursday 12 December 2013.

Forty-four (44) years ago, on Friday 12 December 1969, as a Private First Class in the United States Army, I landed at Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Viet Nam.

I was a volunteer, proud to be a part of American history, but, BOY, was I scared ! ! !

I was twenty-three (23) years old, one (01) year younger than my father was, when, as a soldier in the United States Army, he landed on the beach at Normandy, France, shortly after D-Day 1944. 

On D-Day 1944, the woman destined to become my stepmother was stationed in Florida, watching for enemy aircraft, as one of the very FIRST (number 104) women to enlist in the newly formed Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), which later became the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).

Unknown to me at the time I went to the Republic of Viet Nam, my biological younger brother (we were both adopted by different families) was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, stationed in Germany, my previous duty station. 

Only very recently, did we learn that both of us were in Germany at the same moment, simultaneously watching the live televised broadcast of Neil Armstrong take that historic first step on the Moon, with myself at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, and my brother at Grafenwhoehr.

Thank you.

1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311 


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