Follow Me: The Life and Adventures of a Military Family, was published in February 2010.
Twenty-five years of following my Army officer from pillar to post with four kids and a dog, the moves, his temporary duty absences, a year in Korea and two year-long Vietnam tours.
Two years of life in Karachi, Pakistan--1959-60. A week of rest and relaxation in India with tours in New Dehli, the Taj Mahal, and many other historic sites. Our family returned to the States via two ocean liners, the Italian ship, Victoria, and the USS Independence with port stops in Aden, Nice, Naples and 5 days in Italy--Amalfi Drive, Pompeii, and traveled by train to Rome, the Vatican, the Catacombs, the Coliseum, ... Back in Naples, board the Independence, ported in Genoa, then on to New York.
Perhaps the most difficult of husband's assignments was strenuous 9-month-long stint at the Navy Test Pilot School, Patuxent, Maryland, in 1961. John was the first Army officer to complete the Navy course.
Following TPS and another year with the Navy in Maryland, John was sent to the Army Test Activities Center on Edwards Air Force Base in California, for 4-and-a-half years. He completed his unusual career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington, D..C., retiring in 1975.
Follow Me relates the many stories of our military journey. Some of our adventures were funny, some weren't so funny, but my children and I regard the military stint as a good life.