October, 1967 - Here I am on R & R and hangin
out in the most trendy night club in Sydney, Australia accompanied by my two beautiful Aussie cousins, Gail and Christine.
Here's Bill acting up with his Aussie Mates.
I don't think that's Sherl's best side (in the foreground), but it will certainly do!
It appears that Bill has his eye on
his fine Australian beauty and Sherl is her name.
Bill and Steve Jacek, the lucky guy who
married my cousin Christine not too long after this photo was taken. Yep, they have been happily married ever since.
Len, Steve, cousin Gail, and Sherl. While I was
on R & R in Sydney, my cousins Christine and Gail, along with their good friends, showed me a terrific time & I will always be grateful to them.
Here's my little brother, Bob. He totally lucked
out and served in Germany while I was in Viet Nam, which was a tremendous relief for my mother and father. Looks like we could've used him down in the Mekong Delta.
A few handy little books that I managed to save all these years.
Five bucks worth of 3.2 beer missed - Doh!
1963 - Not lookin' so good prior
to it's Viet Nam service - The USS General John Pope docked in Guam. Photo from Texas State Trooper, Dennis Deel of Austin, Texas.