Very good piece 😀
-Bailey Island, Maine, September 11, 2015.
I came to Maine in October 1977, ten months after I turned seventeen. I had been through Navy boot camp in Orlando, naval aviation maintenance school in Millington, Tennessee, and P-3 Orion familiarization training in Jacksonville, Florida. After all that schooling, I was ready for a permanent duty station. I had not given Maine any thought before that other than in grade school when I read a book that told of the “rocky coast of Maine” in words and pictures. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was a life-defining moment for me, though a boy of seven or eight wouldn’t know of such things.
After completing my Navy technical schooling, I received official orders transferring me to Patrol Squadron Eight, VP-8 at Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine. The base is closed now, a victim of post-Cold War downsizing of the military…
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