When I joined the Navy, this gentle-man was my supervisor - and he was one of several who took me under their wings and did their very best to keep me out of trouble.
|Chief Arnold 'Flip' Turner|
I was a small town girl far from home.
I am so very grateful to Flip, as well as Lew & Donna (who later became our first born's Godparents)
and Mike & Linda (who actually shared their home with me) for being my family away from home.
Yep - I was stellar at multi-tasking.
My enlistment was four years. I got out, proud to have served my country.
And then married into the same service.
Our family started in California and moved to Virginia/Washington DC.
We lived in Venezuela where we were "hired" for the job as a couple.
We spent a tour living on base in Puerto Rico as well.
We traveled all over the Caribbean..
We did our very best to represent America.
|Mike and his assistant Andy - our youngest son's Godfather|
Social activities were a big part of our work together.
We attended parties with the other Diplomats on a regular basis.
|Mike with Vice President Quayle|
I'm very proud to be an American.