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The year was 1959 [the year listing doesn't go back that far!!] and it was October. I had been assigned this bed in an open bay barracks the day I arrived at Misawa where I worked for the 6921st Security Wing analyzing electronic intelligence. It wasn't much of a living space but at least I had a shortwave radio I bought downtown. After a couple of months I was moved closer to where I actually worked into quarters that at least allowed me to share a single room and had a mattress more than an inch thick

An important lesson here. I was as happy here as I had a job I loved and the joy of being in a foreign country that caught my interest. Being assigned to Japan rather than say some rat hole like Peshawar, Pakistan or Turkey was a real plus.

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