Amarillo Air Force Base Honor Grads

After yesterday’s post I went digging for the photo of me with my two barracks mates – (I’ve written of them in the past – Airmen Ridley and Haley) – we were the only women honor graduates in our tech school class. I’m the skinny white girl at the center of the photo. This was taken in the Spring of 1964 just before we all left for our permanent assignments. Ridley and Haley were both from the South – Mississippi if I remember correctly. I’ve often wondered what became of them in the turbulent years that followed – the war, the race riots, the cities burning. They were lovely, sweet women who were endlessly patient with their weird northern farm girl roommate.

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