Another reporter. We had so many and they
were constantly being rotated through Cherry Point that I could
never keep track of them.
How can I tell he is a reporter? The note
pad! Only a reporter would carry a silly note pad and pen.
On most of the jobs I went on the reporter's
only responsibility was to get the information for the caption.
I never had to worry about the details.
Just get the picture!
Because of all the equipment I carried
whenever it was a photo shoot we used the ISO car. But on one
occusion the car was being used and I was told to walk over to
the job and the reporter would meet me there with the car.
So I started walking. I knew I was going
to be late.
About halfway to the job, a Change-of-Command
ceremony, the Wing Commander, Gen. Anderson, drove by. The car
stopped. The general's aid got out and said for me to get in the
I ran to the General's car and got in front
with the driver. Once we were on the way I turned and thanked
the General for giving me a lift.
He said, "Might as well. We can't
start the Change-of-Command ceremony without you."
We all got a good laugh at that. Because
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