My Air Force Adventure started the day the High School Principle at Richlands Virginia caught a bunch of football players and me skipping class and playing pinball. He marched all of us down main street to the office. He called the football Stars in and gave them a stern talking, told them they should be ashamed of themselves, and let them go. Then he called me and my friend in and wanted to know what we had to say for ourselves, we said nothing. He stared at us and OK! You're getting a whipping. I was brash young men know it all and said no you’re not whipping me for I just quit. He said well get off my property then and I left. I finished two years of High School, now wasn't I a smart one. I went up the street to the recruiters and talked about joining the service. He looked at me and said: son how old are you, I piped up and proudly said 17. You are underage boy and will have to get your parents to sign the papers, which they did. Hot Dog; I was on my way to the Air Force in a couple of Days and just knew I would become a Pilot. WELL! In my book you will learn how I soon learned to take orders and obey a superior. How I survived a bombing of a Theater in Saigon Vietnam. You will follow me through a career of 23 years in the Air Force assigned to many different bases all over this world, the hardships good and bad. You will also learn how I almost died in two separate plane incidents, one on a C-47 Lake Central Airline and the other on a Canadian Cl-44 Flying Tiger Airline.