Over a year ago, I visited my Son at,a Army Communications school in
I asked him why he didn't join the Marines, he answered, "do you think
My Son was with a bunch of other trainees, at Comm. School, He kind of
intraduced me, to his friends, He said, I told you my Dad was old, Then
he said tell them what I did in the Marines, I answered I was a C/W
operator, they all looked confused, so I said Morse Code Operator, they
all burst out laughing. Lousy kids.
Have you ever heard the saying, we were really cranking. Well it is
exactly what we did. We had to hand crank a generator to transmit
messages. And of course they were in Morse Code.
Also while talking to a young Marine that did a tour in Oki. I asked Him
if he learned Japanese? He said no everyone knows English, I said wow
when I was there only youngsters and business people spoke English. So
we had to learn Japanese.