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Sgt Ski. Had one of the sharpest and dryest wits of anyone I ever met. His dream was to join the staff of MAD magazine.

Ski was also a parachutist with over 500 jumps. He was a leader of the base parachute club and when the club went to a 4th of July show to perform this photographer went along. It was at Dover Air Force base and the visiting barracks had Beer dispencers!

The reserve unit was responsible for getting us back to Cherry Point and so on 5 July, after a breakfest beer, we climbed aboard a large transport plane. There was only about a dozen of us on the plane.

When we landed at Cherry Point there were several buses there to greet us. Apparently the base thought we were a reserve unit arriving for our 2-week camp-out.

No sense of humor either. Wouldn't give us a ride back to our office. [Next]