Hi Jolene. I told Teddy about your dad and he wanted to know what year he played ball in Europe. And what arm of the services was he in?
After Korea, dad was stateside. He went overseas in 1958, and began playing ball for military at that time. "We" had 3 tours overseas and dad played ball throughout his mil.career. Dad was AirForce, but then went to some type of security service...which I am guessing is why we spent our tours overseas stationed on Army posts. After dad's last overseas assignment, he went back AirForce, and eventually retired after 23 years. My brother remembers what dad did during that time better than I.
My brother went Navy, and chose EastPac for his brief military career. He was in Thailand, VietNam, Laos, Cambodia, Phillipines...his first assignment was the same place dad's first assignment was in Korea, 25 years later. I am trying to get him into the doc for tests, if there is such a thing. I'm hoping that there were better preventative meds available to my brother through awareness than my dad and your Teddy had available. My cousin has already 18 years with Army, and he has been stationed in Korea and surrounding area. He's currently stationed in Morocco.
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