My 1st camera was a Kodak Retina IIIc with
Fifty-four years of taking pictures. . .
It all began out of utter boredom. I was on temporary
duty in Newfoundland, flush with money making
$222 a month! I was unable to drink it all up so I
bought a good camera .
And the rest, as they say, is history .
I carried that camera and it’s replacement for the
next 21 years behind the Iron Curtain, in combat
over the Ho Chi Minh trail, and 48 countries
along the way .
Proudly serving our country!
Stationed in Bangor , ME - Dow AFB - 1957 - 1962
1963 Rouen, France - Marian and I would picnic at this site.
Vienna sausag, Ritz crackers, and a bottle of wine .
Berlin at the height of the cold war - looking into East Berlin .
Stationed at Evreux AB, Normandy France - 1962 - 1964.
Supplied all United States’ interests from Norway in the north to
Kenya in the south, east to India, and all points in between .
Prime responsibility - keep the Berlin corridors open!
1964 - Athens and the Acropolis
1967 - Fort Bragg, NC
6 - 100 ft. parachutes,
23,000 # armored personnel carrier,
and a tactical nuclear weapon.
1971 - 72 Ubon Royal Thai Airbase AC
130 gunship in a revetment
One of the planes I navigated in Southeast Asia
during the Vietnam conflict
(as it was called)
Refueling the F-100 fighter
Our daughter Michelle on a 100 mile endurance race.
Back in the USA. . .
The White House
Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Jac and Marian on Mt. Hood
Tout est finis!