Rhein/Main AB on Saturday, 28 July 1962 at 2140 hours on a sealed
train and arrived at the train station in Berlin at 0740 on Sunday,
29 July and took an Air Force Blue bus to Tempelhof AB.
On the way to Tempelhof, I
witnessed what a double deck bus can do to a Vespa scooter, which
runs a stop sign.
After checking in at Head
building East, I spent Sunday getting acquainted with my new
surroundings. I hit the sack early to catch up on some much needed
sleep and was rudely awakened at about 0200 hours by a visibly
intoxicated individual who got in the wrong room and tried to share
my bed with little success!
The next morning, I put on a
badly wrinkled Bush Jacket, 505 pants, shirt and a blue tie and
checked into the orderly room of the 6912th Radio
Squadron Mobile to begin an association with individuals who would
profoundly affect my life and philosophy, both positively and