The Early Seventies

The early seventies was rather interesting
one minute hanging out with a pack of wolves
predators of the night... the next... nine weeks in boot camp
on the great lakes in cold
then off to a very large aircraft carrier
where I spent the next two years roaming its flight decks
until..." Parker, are you, Parker "
you have fifteen minutes to get off the ship
and thirty days to make it to Memphis, Tenn
for aviation electronics school...problem...yes it was
we were in port in Naples, not Naples Fl, Naples Italy
so off I went to find the NATO base to catch a flight to Spain
but...being the red-blooded American boy I was
I decided to rent a room for two weeks in Naples, Italy
and enjoy the I did just that
after two weeks found NATO, flew to Spain
enjoyed a few days there, then flew to the states
made it to Memphis with a day to spare

2/23/18 contest Where were you in the 70's

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Date: 3/12/2018 8:46:00 AM
Great narrative about a part of your life, Frederic. Congrats on your win. Sandra
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Date: 3/11/2018 3:08:00 AM
Knowing of your time spent in the service I was expecting something interesting from you, Frederic, but not a cool bit of R'n R. What a nice memory in a period of not nice stuff. Congrats! Regards, Viv
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Date: 3/10/2018 6:47:00 PM
What amazing memories you were making.....perhaps not easy at times, but you lived on the edge of history in the making ~ ! A great poem, Frederic. I really enjoyed hearing more about your life!
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Date: 3/10/2018 5:48:00 PM
what awesome memories Frederic, congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/10/2018 2:12:00 PM
Congratulation on your win! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 3/10/2018 12:11:00 PM
Tons of experiences between these lines. Busy times for you. Well done, Frederic. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 2/24/2018 10:39:00 AM
These are memories in the making, that I am sure you have carried for the rest of your life. Experiences like this are life-changing in so many ways. Unforgettable!! :) Well spoken!!
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Date: 2/23/2018 6:19:00 PM typical of that age, isn't it? Great write.
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Date: 2/23/2018 4:01:00 PM
Interesting to read Frederic. You brought the reader right into it. :)
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