Smoked Steelhead

D. E. Larsen, DVM The letter was still on my bunk where I had tossed it earlier. I sat down on the bunk and carefully opened the letter. I had been in Korea for several months, and letters from home often would bring a brief pang of longing. I seldom wrote home. In fact, IContinue reading “Smoked Steelhead”

My First Ski Trip 

D. E. Larsen, DVM The Harz Mountains were located not far to the south of Schöningen, where I lived in the Army in Germany. They were not tall mountains like in southern Germany, but they had some ski resorts. Our group from the maintenance shop was at dinner in Braunschweig. We would occasionally gather forContinue reading “My First Ski Trip “

First Sergeant Scagliotti

D. E. Larsen, DVM After getting settled into our squad room, Bill Drake and I started preparing for our first twenty-four-hour shift as CQ. Sergeant Scagliotti had wanted our fatigues to be sharp with extra starch. Mine had been buried in my duffle bag since basic training. I dug them out and hung them inContinue reading “First Sergeant Scagliotti”