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