Grand Canyon River Guides

Ancient History
Remember Quartzite Falls?
A Mean Season
Graffiti in Grand Canyon
Shrines in a Holy Place
About Those Cableways
 An Ode to the Boatmen
Got To See It
Mary Jane Colter
My Twelve Years of Boating
 Look. Up in the Sky...
 Three's a Crowd
The Canyon in 1887
Ten Years After
Rededication Ceremonies
Mary Harris
Paula Schiewe
Fall Meeting
Books of Interest
Bat Cat Restoration

the journal of Grand Canyon River Guides, Inc.
volume 8   number 1                   Winter 1994-95

Kim Crumbo

   I had a friend who worked for Jack Curry and Dee Holladay while I was still in the service... I got out in '71 and got a job with Holladay up in Cataract. I was on the Mekong River in March, and running the Colorado River in May.

   How'd you get in the service? Family tradition?

   Yeah, both my dad and step-dad. But my dad was a Navy pilot, and my step-father was a Marine pilot.

   Well, all that stuff that was going on then, as far as Vietnam-there wasnít any, as far as political objections, that kind of thing didnít come up?

   For them? Or for me?

   For you.

   Oh no! I mean, I thought the military was okay. I always had a pretty positive attitude. My step-father said, ďDonít go in the military,Ē but it was more of a hassle than a philosophical problem. And Vietnam wasnít an issue. I mean, no one really... It was 1965 when I graduated from high school and it was just starting to become a big deal.

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