|The Gulf of Tonkin "incident". - click|
Other than that it was a pretty routine, for me, year; not a lot of trouble, just worked and played. There were no arrests! I had a few months left in Japan at the end of the year.
One more thing I remember is that a good friend, now aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier, had arrived in port he said "those Beatles sure are hot right now", I didn't know who the Beatles were, I did soon after.
Early in the year there was a British carrier in port, HMS Victory and two of us were assigned to help them "overhaul supply" to comply with NATO instructions, which had adopted the US system of part and stock numbers, it's not complicated. They were quite a crew, very entertaining and they had rum in the afternoon! We were done in 10 days and they got underway for Southeast Asia. Another experience that not many people have had; chalk one up for the geezer!
|USS Piedmont AD17|
|Aircraft of the First Marine Air Wing used during the Vietnam War|
|It was all news to me! The Beatles|