Went to ETA from BEEP school in San Diego as a Fireman. Only guy in the school with red stripes! Remember having to guard the "green light" all night in the wet cold SF Bay weather. Graduated before my ship was ready so I was transferred to Master-at-Arms squad and given the "Visiting South Vietnamese Student" barracks. Some remf decided to put them next door to the Marines returning from Vietnam! We had a few eventful nights. Got to stay in the wagon-wheel barracks. Brand new and the best in the Navy. Got a great education and went back to college for my BS in Electrical Engineering after my enlistment was up.
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