It was great hearing from you all. IÕve wondered how everybody made out.
To catch up on me-it was Sept 1962 when I joined the Air Force. My father died when I was in Basic. I was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey for my first two years and I was able to get back home on most weekends. In Dec of 64 I was sent to the Philippines and in June of 1966 was posted to Colorado where all my subsequent stateside assignments were. I have been to Panama, Guam and Greenland. I almost broke the Colorado cycle in 1978. I was in Greenland and could pick almost any stateside base and wanted to go to North Carolina. My wife didnÕt and so we returned to Colorado where I retired from the USAF in 1982.
I was married from 1974 to1984.
I used to get back to NY between assignments and for Christmas etc.In the late 60Õs and early 70Õs I would usually get in touch with Mike Harvey. At some point I was with Harvey, Ferdie, Hennessy and Merritt and we stopped by MartinoÕs house and met his wife.
In the Air Force I did accounting and finance work. So after retirement I looked for work in that field. I was competing with college grads and had no luck and therefore had no real second career. I bartended for 7 or 8 years.
Around the year 2000 I was often driving a friend to the Denver VA. I, too, got into the VA system. They do a good job. I may be biased as they saved my life in 2007. I spent 5 days in ICU and 10 days in the hospital. This getting old sucks. I have diabetes, mild arthritis and asthma and a lot of aches and pains.
I donÕt get out of the area very much. I go to the VA (85 miles round trip) about 4 times a year and to the USAF Academy about 6 times a year. I used to fish a lot here in Colorado and up in Wyoming but donÕt do it much anymore.
I tried to get on the Alumni Web Site but couldnÕt due to a wrong address. It is ironic in that in 1985 I had an early Mac but now do not have a computer.
My sister is still on the Island. She graduated 4 years after we did and is a nurse and has 4 children
Hello to all from me.