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Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 21, 2017 at 10:51am

Wayne, just to let you know you mean a lot to us all, praying for you brother !

Comment by Dave Gettman on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am

Who needs drugs when you have Fox News?

Comment by harold goldstein on March 21, 2017 at 10:02am

Ronny O,

In the late fifties if we ran out of smokes and didn't have the dollar to buy a carton, the PX sold us a pouch of tobacco with a pack of rolling paper for .20 or .25 cents and we rolled our own which gave us about 100 cigarettes or more.  

We didn't smoke weed till the late 60's or start of the 70's

Comment by Harry Warner on March 21, 2017 at 8:29am
Good morning, Tom. Keep vigilant!
Comment by Thomas G. Carlson on March 21, 2017 at 8:19am

Good morning blessed with another wake up,,,,, all secure in Muskegon

Comment by Harry Warner on March 21, 2017 at 8:16am
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Comment by Harry Warner on March 21, 2017 at 8:03am
If Chuck Berry had not been a musician, he would have spent his life in prison, or been killed by some woman's husband or father. He was a pervert. He took advantage of his fame to abuse and degrade.

I never knew of any drug use while serving stateside or Germany. Alcohol, that's another story. The CO of my first duty station in Danvers, Mass. got me started. Kept it up till I left Germany.
Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on March 21, 2017 at 4:18am

I served in the 2nd/AC a generation before most of you fellows and I hear what a big-thing drugs and smoke was. I'm telling you here and now, drugs were not a problem in the early sixties at Bindlach. Different bunch of guys come latter and brought that shit with them. Getting to be a old man and I'm telling you I have never seen any a good thing come from using or selling that crap. If you use that shit...... you are a stupid man.

Comment by Edward (Gene) Beck on March 20, 2017 at 9:17pm

I hated 'rock n roll back in the day, and still hate it now. Not all of it, I really like "Frankenstein"  by that weird Edgar Winter feller. Elvis , The little white black boy Elvis started "Rock n Roll" which was slang for having sex in a car. I can't understand 99.9% of it and that is great for me. I know I am in the minority and I have been that way for a lot things. I am usually on the outside lookin' in. But I actually was able to, in time , have a no drug crew, without being thrown out a window. I had a huge Hispanic feller that took a liking to me and nobody bothered me. But the barracks could get crazy and dangerous sometime but I would do it again and would do somethings different. Water and regrets under the bridge. Chewy, if you are out there, thanks Brother.

 

Comment by Shannon Ryan on March 20, 2017 at 6:27pm

I agree with the rest Wayne, I enjoy hearing from you and your stories. Stay well my friend.

 

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