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    Finishing up second grade and watching Star Trek.....
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    I was 4 years old, getting into things I should not have been in, ingesting Zest soap, keeping mom on her toes.
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    Buying tickets to the music and arts fair scheduled for mid August in upstate NY.
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    Spring of 69 I was home ported in Bayonne New Jersey...the true arm pit of the planet. Summer of 69 I was in the Mediterranean on a fully loaded ammunition ship repairing the radar and radio units, cruising between Rota Spain, Gibraltar, Naples Italy, Athens Greece, the islands of Malta, Mallorca, and Crete.

    Datonaredeye mentioned the moon landing. Right about the time Neil Armstrong was stepping off the LEM, the ship I was on was passing through the Straights of Messina, a small sliver of water (1.9 miles wide) between the toe of Italy and the island of Sicilia, and we were surrounded by boats of all size, people waving, yelling, toasting us. It's a miracle of seamanship we didn't run over half of them. Those waters are dangerous on a normal day. We almost rammed a fully loaded ferry when we left Naples earlier that month....close enough that he disappeared below our bow and just made it across in front of us. 1.9 miles may seem pretty wide but normal shipping lanes in wide open spaces consist of a double lane 1 nautical mile wide separated by a buffer lane 3 nautical miles wide.

    Got back to the US in November, discharged in time to be home in Iowa for Thanksgiving. I figured that was as far from both the Atlantic and Pacific as I could get, and I never went back.
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    That's right about the time that I was one of the founders of the Arizona Herpetological Association which is a non-profit corp. dedicated to the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. Might sound a little dorky but I'm also and avid shooter and retired engineer,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWB View Post
    .........Spring of 69 I was home ported in Bayonne New Jersey...the true arm pit of the planet.......
    Hah!.......ah...yes....Bayone NJ. I did my shipboard firefighter training in Bayone at the Naval Fire Training school....what a trip!
    Wasn't sure I would get out of that alive!

    Thats the only place in NJ I ever went....and not eager to return!
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    Wiesbaden, Germany-U.S. Air Force, looking forward to the next year when I would get out.
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    Eating Spaghettios in front of the television watching Bozo's Circus dreaming of the day I was old enough to attend the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick1946 View Post
    Wiesbaden, Germany-U.S. Air Force, looking forward to the next year when I would get out.
    Which was closed over 20 years ago (the base...)
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    Nothing, absolutely nothing. I didn't see it. I wasn't there, you can't blame me. I was headed the other way and never looked back. Why me, why not one of the others. How come you are clear over here asking me. I don't go that way ever, except.....I dint see nuttin'
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