NAS Pensacola, Florida Naval Air Museum VA-196 A6E May 2016
NAS Whidbey Island, Washington VA-196 A6A August 1969
Some memories are embedded for a life time. Bert and Marti Sampson were most gracious as our hosts at the end of a month long excursion down the East Coast…top to bottom. After a gap of 49 years, Linda and I returned to a very important place in our lives together. I was a cadet commissioned in June 1967. While our story was filled with adventure, there was a great opportunity for us not to have celebrated our 50th Anniversary during those days. Our Squadron suffered losses over the Ho Chi Min Trail; five of us did not come home…two of us were seriously harmed…one of us was just bruised. Those adventures were sunk deeply into our being.