Al and Fran's Travels

 

June 6 1965 Beaumont to Kirbyville TX

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June 1965 trip to FL (Fran & her Mom)

USS Alabama on Causeway between Mobile AL & Pensacola FL before I 10 was built

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July 1965 From Beaumont TX to North Chicago IL. 

Our first apartment - Upstairs duplex style with Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Room (no doors between & no closets), bathroom on the porch that we shared with the couple next door. Landlord lived downstairs.

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August 1965 From North Chicago IL to Milwaukee Wisconsin and back to (home) North Chicago IL

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Dec 1965 From North Chicago to downtown Chicago IL and back to (home) North Chicago IL.

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Feb 1966 From North Chicago IL to Buna TX

Al, John, Mrs Jones, Debbie & Fran    Fran 1 mo past due                USS John King DDG 3 Guided Missile Destroyer

                                                         

Fran & Stephanie (1 day old) Baptist Hospital Beaumont TX            Al & Stephanie (7 days old)            Mom and Stephie (2 wks old)

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August 1966 From Buna TX to Norfolk VA.

   

Our 2nd home and first home that we purchased.  8X51 with 4X9 tip-out in the living room.  Casterton's Trailer Park, Norfolk VA.

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April 1967 From Norfolk VA to Williamsburg VA.

                                                                            farms with Silo and barn

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April 1967 From Williamsburg VA to Jamestown VA to (home) Norfolk VA.

Ships: Nina, Pinta & Santa Maria

 

 place to tan hides                                 small tent like structure                      typical home

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July 1967 From Norfolk VA to VA Beach VA to (home) Norfolk VA.

Beach on Chesapeake Bay VA

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July 1968 VA

January 1969 From Norfolk VA to Buna TX.

 

I towed an 8 X 12 U-Haul trailer behind our 1968 Pontiac GTO (Metallic green that turned gold in the sunshine, light green leather seats, 400 HO engine with 4 barrel, Borg Warner T 10 synchromesh transmission, 4/11 ratio rear end, 4 wheel disc brakes & tachometer on the hood) and Mom drove our 1955 Nash Rambler (push button transmission).  

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February 1969 From Buna TX to Denver CO.

USS Middlesex County LST 983 in Panama headed to Peru, Al promoted to 1st class, David 9 mo old, Stephanie 3 yrs old

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July 1969 from Denver CO to Bolder CO to Estes Park CO to (Home) Denver CO.

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September 1969 From Denver CO to Buna TX (Al to Vietnam)

continued 1970 to 1980