Naples, you are correct. Charleston had every branch of service there at one time. Though the Marines and Army were a small amount. The Marines had a Marine Barracks on the Naval Station and provided security there and the Naval Weapon Station. The Army also had Soldiers at the Naval Weapon Station guarding their own munitions stockpile. I was a base EMT and worked at the NWS Clinic. We took care of their medical needs. There were also a few Army at the AFB. They were mainly logistics and coordinated shipping gear and supplies on the C-5’s.
That is exactly as I recall it.
We always had lots of awareness and of course respect for the military component of Charleston culture. Many of my classmates were military kids, and it was a huge part of the local economy. And history..
I remember when the C-5A Galaxy was developed as the “largest cargo ariplane ever.”
Not sure if that is true. It also was the first to cost over a $Billion. (I think.)
The “first” one (we were told) was flown from wherever it was built to Charleston Air Force Base for its “first deployment”
according to the PR.
When it landed, it came down so hard, that several wheels flew off and bounded down the runway at diagonals to the airplane, some headed for the dignitaries in the viewing stands.
No one was seriously injured, as I recall, so I think it was US Sen. Strom Thurmond who quipped “That’s why we put 26 wheels on the damn thing.”
Strange, the details I remember from back in the day.
That was one of my jobs in the army- coordinating personnel and there supplies with the arrival of a C5 for deployment. Best duty I had.
Mike E. says:
July 3, 2019 at 9:50 am
Naples – Was Bird’s son any good in BB? By any good, I mean special
You are special Mikey……
Yeah he is — he’s the Fest’s male fitness model….. not like there is much competition in that award. 🙂
Mike E — about the Bird boy.
No, although I did not know him after about 12 or 13 yrs old.
He was not as good as my son. My son once got 42 points in a game.
Connor and Mariah I think were the Biird kids’ names.
Bird’s two children that lived with him were adopted.
They’d be about 25 years old or so now.
I think Bird had a “cocktail waitress on the road” daughter
that I think never lived with him. Don’t know her name, much older though.
Then when he got married,
his wife was apparently unable to have kids, so they adopted 2.
Please don’t quote me on any of this personal stuff.
I feel bad about spilling it. But it’s nothing bad.
Larry himself used to come after school to my wife’s lab
for tutoring. She was a computer science teacher,
so she taught him how to use Excel and make Powerpoints
and such, just the basics, and then e-mail became necessary,
so she taught him to do the internet stuff.
He was alwys very nice to my wife, not so arrogant as he was to me,
but then I think is when he became FO with the Pacers,
so he only visited Naples, not really lived here.
Don’t know if he still has property in Gulf Shore Estates.
(or whatever it was)
Question for the brain trust. Any of you guys ever had front loading washers and dryers? Thought our old top loading ones were working fine enough, but the better half took the reigns on this one and our two new ones showed up today. She bought ones with all the fancy electronic stuff that looked cool in the metal finish, but they are front loading. I also pointed out smaller and meant to be stacked….. which now means she is having buyer’s remorse and talking about returning.
Main Q — front loading OK? I can bend down to stuff the clothes in. Might break my back but might be exercise for it too.
I have them. They wash great. You can get the bottom drawers so you don’t have to bend as far.
Thanks Phelon — propping them up with storage space makes all the sense in the world. Will mention to the better half. Maybe just me, but I figure when you buy something you buy it unless doesn’t work or not what you ordered, especially since they are installed now.
Front loaders on pedestal drawers are the ticket if you have the space. Only reason I would stack is space is tight.
Side by side make sure doors swing so you can move close from one to next easier…no doors open to outside of set.
Spent hours trying to design (diy) the perfect laundry room for renovation. Mrs. K loves the room. Deep utility sink, top bottom cabinets, utility closet, o/h cabinets, space for second full fridge/freezer…..you know for parties, and in-wall ironing board.
Make sure doors open out when facing set.
Naples – Your secret is safe with me, it’s actually the headline of the next blog! 😉
NEW BLOG UP!!!
D – Thanks man, although I don’t believe you meant it in the way Stanger so nicely put it. More like in a politically incorrect way, which I’m cool with with because I don’t belong to the PC police force. Thanks Stanger, you can be my agent!
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