Thursday, December 6, 2012

AFVN Gerry Elliott 1973


Gerry Elliott, Alexis Wright, SGM Young at SCN c 1982

Gerry Elliott almost got me to stay in the Army.  In the early 1980s SCN in Panama was controlled by the 193rd Infantry Brigade.  No big problem by itself but the command had made it clear that we weren't going to be promoted.  Okay, I won't do the boards.  I was a E-4 with well over 3 years in grade.  That's life.  In 1983 Gerry and SGM Bob Young conspired to get me to go to the boards after the Army Broadcasting Service took over.  Young and Elliott were on that board, it wasn't too brutal and I did well.  Wherever you are Gerry, thanks.


Let's see what was going on in Saigon in 1973.  Here's Gerry with sports.