On my most recent North Florida Writer Live which was recorded last night, we addressed nostalgia, those memories of things past that we will always remember. And nothing offers more opportunity to create memories than those days in the service. I won't tell you the details about the story, you'll have to listen to it yourself, but let's just say that it is about my welcome to Germany in the '70s as a young Army lieutenant. It was a bad start, very stressful and disconcerting at the time, but it turned out very well. So we'll talk about my arrival in country, my introduction to my new unit and that first fateful day when I experienced a SNAFU which could have ruined my military service had it not been resolved. Sometimes in the Army you just had to stay calm and quiet, let the storm blow over and then explain yourself. This was one of those times, yet it ended with my getting a free steak dinner and a little two much to drink with one of the officers who had given me so much grief in the first place.
The show is available 24/7 on demand and I hope you'll tune in and listen. By the way, following resolution of this problem my over three years in Germany were some of the greatest years in my life. The beautiful country and people and the camaraderie with others also so far from home was a godsend. Here's the link:
God bless you all. Go, Army.