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