Well, my fleet reserve in submitted and tap class is scheduled. Penelope and I kind of have a working plan on where we want to move and were we want our life together to go. So this week I got to thinking about some of the characters I have encountered in my journey on this job.
It started in 92, my first stop was Hawaii. I have great memories of the characters i met there. There were a whole bunch probably one of the funniest guys i ever met and still talk to today..big tall country boy from michigan named Rodney. You know the type the cornfed and country bred. He was a player in my getting in trouble and out of trouble at the same time, taught me humility.
Onto Deepfreeze, met my Penelope there, but still came across folks i can only say “GET SOME” about this crowd. The chief that boinked the admin girl and everyone knew. Spent a whole deployment chasing my future wife with Mick the Chief egging me on and listening to that damn tape the whole deployment. Course cant forget Hard Chargin Joe, whose spirit was and is always there even if his physical being didnt cooperate.
Got caught up in the Recruiting fiasco, and i dont really have anything good to say about other then meeting Big Irish and the crew..but i gotta say that tour was a waste.
You want to talk about characters LHD5 probably had the most. Yeah they all know who they are, i learned the most there. About paranoia, courage, bravery, stupidity and who I DID NOT want to be. Yeah, you right i am very happy to be away from some of those folks. If your not on my FB account and we stationed on LHD5 there is a reason. YOUR A MORON thats why.
The cal lab, I never knew what hardship was until i dealt with some of these folks. Everyday was a new adventure, yeah JM is great guy but do you have to make shit stressful. Thank god for the MARCC crew, they restored my sanity in a time when i need a shoulder and a laugh.
FRC..this little story is still being written, but there is alot to say for people that you dont know who are the first ones to visit in your darkest hour. This crew is all about “I’m JUST SAYIN” and what is GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT…I have learned alot about who I am and who i want to be by the characters i have encountered. Good or bad i hope everyone has the kind of opportunities i have had…Just a quick character thought…