Best Friends I was the Barracks Chief. I did not have best friends. But they all treated me with respect and I treated all of them with respect. In fact, I bought them cans of transparent shoe polish to prepare the floors for inspection. At that time we were making $73/ per month. Later, we were allowed to go to San Antonio to see the Kingston Trio, but I had no money. The Flight took up a collection for my ticket.. We were the best damn flight at Lackland!
Best Moment The best moment was diffenately when my Flight bought me a ticket to see The Kingston Trio.
Worst Moment The worst moment was when another Sgt(?) ask if he could borrow $3.(that was a No-No). But I was a country boy( Something like Gomer Pile. I suddenly became Latrine Chief ! Two days later I was back to Barracks Chief..
Instructors My instructor was SSgt Mahue. He was a real nice guy, at night, during our "fireside chats" But look out when the sun came up!
Other Memories When we arrived at boot camp, we had to empty our pockets on our bunk. Sgt Mahue got to me, and said, "What's this Brown? ! I said, "They're gag jokes, Sargent." Among other things I had a sugar spoon with a hole in it. I was going to put it in the sugar bowl and someone would get "punked". I never saw the stuff again.