Was there a pilot in the squadron that before joining the Navy - played with a famous group of 3 or 4 players? The Chad Mitchel or Kingston Trio? Some group like that. Seems one of the pilots mentioned that one night at a party.
I taught 4th grade at Roosey Roads: 1963-64. They put us single male teachers - up in the BOQ at the top of the hill. I think Lt. Dick Reis was the TV Station Manager. I remember a Lt. Miller also having a room there.
I remember The 'O' Beach was a fantastic place to play volley ball and snorkle. (Until the Seals blew up the protective coral reef.
Lt. Bill Drake was the security officer for the base. After the Seals blew up the reef I found a white package - the shape and size of a carton of cigarettes on a pile of coral that had not been destroyed. (having been an AO in the Navy -I recognized the round ball with a fuze coming out of it. And the words: 'Mark one' 'Mod II' on it were a little disturbing. Especially, with dependents swiming around. Bill said, he'd check it out. Two days later, he said I was right. It was a bomb - and they had taken care of it.
Some years later, I met Roy Bohm. LTCD Bohm had started the seals and also had retired down here in SW florida.
I told him about that incident. He admitted they blew up the reef - and there was the possibility that some ordanance was left behind. Small world.
I recently looked at a satallite map of the base - and it all looks different. Bob McDonagh
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