Join Date: Nov 2001
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9/11 thread side note
When that 9/11 post got into veterans and military service, I got to thinking about my own for my reply. I had spent almost all of my tour of duty at McDill AFB, Tampa, FL. I lived in a barracks room most of that time with two roommates.
The post got me to thinking about my roomies and I thought I'd take one more shot at trying to find them. I'd been trying unsuccessfully, off and on, for 10 years. I have been out of touch with both of them for over 33 years. One had a very common name so he was hard to find and the other being military and because of moving around a lot, was just as hard to find.
Well, this time I found one and called him. When his wife answered the phone and heard my name, she immediately knew who it was. She said the same thing I told you, "There's only one of those in the world." It turned out that they had been looking for me too but couldn't remember how to spell my last name.
Maybe I'll get out to see them. Might just take the Jeep on a road trip rather than fly. They're in Phoenix and I flew out there to drive my ex-wife back one time during a reconciliation period so I know the way back anyway. I figure I can reverse the route to get out there.
Finding the one led to finding the other since they had married two sisters. The one I found was still married, the other was divorced 32 years ago when he came back from 'nam but there was a child from the failed marriage which was of course the nephew of the one I found. I'll call the other in the morning.
So, even though I was critical of the thread, something good came out of it for me anyway. Just thought I'd let you know.