When he was considering getting out of the military, Norman Hoffman was offered a choice: school, Germany or Okinawa. Hoffman chose the latter.
“I had the time of my life,” said Hewitt resident Ron Eaton, 64, referring to his Navy service. “It was one of the best things I ever did for me.”
“We took fire every day,” he said. “It was hard to defend yourself. The enemy doesn’t follow the rules of engagement.”
When he dropped a buffer and put a hole in a plane, he gained a valuable lesson: “That’s when I learned about duct tape,” Lacy Stalnaker said.
“There were sandstorms like crazy,” she said. “Some so strong you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face.”
Shane Allen would experience both the boredom a soldier can go through, as well as the intensity of an intimidating assignment.
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