MY DROP ZONE
" WELCOME HOME "
This is where it all began
September 28 1965
Fort Dix N. J.
What I remember the most about Fort Dix NJ;
Diana Ross and the Supremes, Phenomena,
the Army Hospital, my best friend Dave Brown
and Mary VanBuren pulling up in his white Corvette
just for a quick visit to make me feel better, and
that ride back to Fort Dix in the back of my
dads car with my friends, it still seems like yesterday.
My Dad what a guy
Fort Gordon Georgia
Airborne Infantry Training
this was a strange place for a young guy from upstate NY
from a town with a population of (+ -) 5000 peoplelets face it, not to many states are orange. every place you go every where you look, sand, clay, dirt, every thing, orange.
Now I wouldn't say this
place was tough, but
Sometimes I needed some time alone
to gather my thoughts and just plane rest..
What a way to spend a weekend
Me and Bert Garcia
Fort Gordon was where I met some very special friends
some of whom would be with me all the way through my
Army service, like Roger Ruffcorn from Iowa, and
William C Hoffman (Butch) from NJ. and
Bill Greenley and Donley from San Francisco
they would go on to jump school with me
and ultimately Vietnam.
and I'll never forget
John Hickey form Miami Florida
Or his larger than life Smile.
John was also the first of my best friends that would never
return from Vietnam
You will never be forgoten
Butch, Bill and I with orders to Fort Benning
Fort Benning GA.
CLASS 33, 46th Company
At jump school you meet guys you'll never forget
Friends, Class mates, Paratroopers, Heroes one and all
Can you remember back this far?
46th Company Graduation April 1st 1966
101 ABN DIV 1 BDE HHC APO SF 96347
"Airborne All the Way"
At last 30 days at home, look out
Sidney New York