Mike got the thrill of a lifetime when another Scoutmaster's plans suddenly changed. The Scouts could not be disappointed. Another qualified Scoutmaster must be found! Fortunately for the Scouts, Mike was trained, qualified, conditioned, and available. The Air Force allowed Mike free time off to support the Scouting Program, provided a van, fuel, food for the Scouts, and the long planned high adventure trek was saved! Mike's grin still hasn't faded since 1988, Philmont's 50th anniversary.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"An armed society is
a polite society"
Robert A. Heinlein
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
Please vote Mike (X) Thornton
General Election 6 Nov 2018
Milford Middle School
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Boot Camp June 1969 Drill Instructors: SSgt Parker, SSgt Donnellan, & Sgt O'Reilly. Platoon 2105, meanest bunch of recruits to hit the "Yellow Footprints" at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. We were nothing but teeth & toenails.
Finally getting orders to Vietnam, I'd expected a direct flight. Life as a Marine is full of surprises. Mine was when a squad of Marines boarded my '707 when we landed to refuel. I became the victim of a "press gang," Yanked off my jet & put to work at "Force Logistics Support Section, Camp Foster." "Request Mast:" asking your commander for a favor, orders to Vietnam again! Success, right after NCO School, Camp Smedley D. Butler. (one VERY decorated MARINE!)