By Major Van Harl USAF Ret
Wisconsin –-(Ammoland.com)- The first military Thanksgiving that sticks out in my mind was when I was three and we where stationed at Vallejo Naval Base in California.
I had decided I did not like turkey. So my mother would go out into the kitchen of our Navy housing and come back with ham.
Apparently she had been doing this for a couple of years. The only problem was there was no ham.
Mother was simply slicing off small pieces of turkey and telling me it was ham. I guess since I still remember this so clearly I must have been psychology scared at an early age. I did come around to eating turkey quickly though.
When we were stationed in Idaho my dad, the Master Chief, would always bring home young sailors for Thanksgiving. For Thanksgivings in 1964 and 1965 were we stationed in Scotland.
You had to order your turkey well in advance if you wanted one for the holiday.
I attended a small three room Scottish grade school. To my horror my parents invited …Read the Rest