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1968 - Bruce and his Great-Grandpa Arthur Corbett, North Padre Island, Texas

March 1968 - Bruce welcomes home his new sister Tonya. The poor little guy had chicken pox. Doc said newborns have their mother's immunity and it was OK for us to bring the baby home.

March 1968, Tonya and Bruce communicating, Brooks Parkway, San Antonio, Texas

     

March 30, 1968, Brooks Parkway, San Antonio, Texas - Mom and daughter

March 30, 1968, Brooks Parkway, San Antonio, Texas - Dad and daughter

     

May, 1968 - Sue and Tonya, Pointer Trail, Van Buren, Arkansas

My mother's home on Pointer Trail, Van Buren, Arkasas. Bruce with our new Pekingnese puppy "Peko" from Mom/Grandma

Hemisfair held in San Antonio, Texas was a World Fair type event with exhibits from countries in South and North America, June 1968. The clowns were part of the fun.

     

July 1968, Brooks Parkway, San Antonio, Texas. This was enlisted family housing for Brooks AFB. Brooks Air Force Base was an early primary training base.

Pilots trained at Brooks beginning in WWI and continuing up until 1960. It was primarily an Air Force medical research center when we were stationed there from 1966 to 1970. Astronaughts went through rigorus testing at Brooks. My unit was a detachment of Air Force Security Service HQ on Kelly AFB.

Tonya and our little Pekingnese "Peko"

     

1968 Brooks Parkway, San Antonio, Texas

Bruce and Tonya, July 1968

January 1969 Brooks Parkway

     

1969 - Bruce and Tonya with their grandfather Wayne Whitsett. They were Wayne's only grandchildren.

 

In early 1969 we moved out of Brooks Parkway into our new house on Mai Kai Drive, San Antonio. The yard was not in yet. Black Texas mud was our yard. If it looks like chocolate it must be good to eat

Sure be glad when the grass grows! It did and much faster than I thought it would.

     

Ron Congdon churns the ice cream while wife Jan and daughter Lisa suppervises for Tonya's first birthday party. Ron and Jan were our next door neighbors and the first of our friends in our new neighborhood. Ron was a military policeman at Lackland AFB. Love those socks Ron.

Tonya's first birthday, March 1969. I don't remember the names of the Congdon son.

Tonya learning how to eat cake and ice cream with a spoon.

     

First class section of a C-130 troop transport, June 1969 enroute to San Juan, Puerto Rico for exercise Exotic Dancer

In the lap of luxuary, a C-130's "bucket seats". Some managed to take a snooze on the loooong flight from Texas to Puerto Rico. Not me.

     

June 1969, Ramsey Air Force Base bivouac area for joint military exercise Exotic Dancer. Half naked airmen on the way to the beach.

Our bivouac area just off the beach below Ramsey Air Force Base. Our tent is on the right. We were lucky not to be under the cocanut palms. When the wind blew it was bombs away. A two pound cocanut can do some damage to your head.

1969 San Juan, Puerto Rico the old Spanish Fort, the Castle of Saint Christopher.

     

Staff Sergeant Jim Hansen. He and his wife Connie were our best friends and neighbors in San Antonio. After we left Texas for Italy in 1970 Jim went to Officer Candidate School. He retired from the Air Force as a Major.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Looking out over the Carribean Ocean from the castle. Castile San Christobal is a U.S. National Historic Site managed by the U.S. Park Service. June 1969.

These little sand craps were every where, even in our cots, suitcases and laundry.

     

Friend and a long time acquaintance since Security Service tech school. Some awsome surf from a storm offshore, Puerto Rico, June 1969

1970 - Bruce, Mai Kai Drive, our last spring in San Antonio. Our neighborhood now had grass to replace the Texas black mud. A couple of months later I received my orders to San Vito Air Base, Italy.

Summer 1970 - Sue, kids and Sue's father Wayne Whitsett, Crawford County, Arkansas. We were visiting family before flying to New York for our flight to Italy.

   

 

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