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Sharon Johnson - Color Guard - 1979 - Norfolk VA
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Sharon Johnson


Keesler AFB was my military training base. I was assigned there to learn to be a Morse Systems Operator CRS from February 1979 to July 1979.   I really enjoyed my time there.  I remember having a banana split everyday.  I decided to join the Drum & Bugle Corp because I used to be on the Drill team in high school as a stepper. As a stepper, we did a lot of drills so I knew how to march. It was good to be a part of something in the military other than just an airmen.

I loved the uniforms we had. I learned how to spit shine my boots and make them hard as a rock; that was cool.   My job in the Corps was to carry the Blue and White Corp Flags.  I was one of a group of girls who follow behind band.  The flags were pretty big and rather heavy but we learned how to maneuver them.   What I really remember is the exercise we did to get ready for the parades we performed in.  There was a word for us to come a attention.  "HIT IT'.'  It did help me to stay focused during the marches in Mississippi.  I also met some terrific people there too.  I am so sorry I did not keep in touch we the friends I met.  Any other Morse Operators, please let me know.  I did find John Fought.

 

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