Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Phillip Long Story: Basic Training – First Abandonment

The flight arrived at San Diego about midnight. On the way out Phillip had charmed the hostess into serving us drinks. I am sure she knew we weren’t 21, but Phillip had told her we were joining the service and I suppose she figured it didn’t hurt.
pretty tall when we got off the plane. That would quickly change.

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The Phillip Long Story: In the Navy – We Want You as a New Recruit

Graduation is only weeks away. In small town Pampa, Texas the US Navy recruiter wants Phillip and me to enlist as “buddies” and promises us the moon. We saw stars and before we could change our minds he had our signatures on the bottom line. Continue reading

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