Thursday, February 16, 2006
At work in North Carolina
This is me at work just after arriving at Camp Lejeune. Note the silly grin. I didn't know that much about the camp yet and so grinning was easy. My sleeve has two stripes on it plus the medical corps "cadeuceus". That indicates that I was a Hospitalman Apprentice.
The second photo shows me in a lttle more serious mood...but still smiling. The eagle on my left shoulder indicates that I was then a petty officer. Besides giving you a better place to sleep, that eagle would get you into the non-commissioned officers club, better known as the "non-coms slop chute." You got to associate with a better class of riff-raff there.
And as an indicator of the great respect shown for that "eagle", it was simply known as a "crow"...