(From a One Marine's View Reader) "The story about the POW bracelet hit home for me because Lt Norrington
was my division officer and I helped launch the aircraft that he was
shot down in.I am the guy that sent you (Maj Pain) the boxes when you were in
"he asked why
I was late I told him the truth, that I was with a young lady"
was working the flight deck on the USS Enterprise in 1968 launching our
aircraft an RA5C Vigilante piloted by Lt Norrington and the
bombardier/navigator was I believe Ltjg Tangemen. Our squadron was
RVAH-1 based in Albany Georgia.
We were a reconnaissance outfit
photographing the bombing damage. I believe Lt Norrington was a Marine
and he wanted to fly jets so he transferred to the Navy. He was my
division officer and one night I was returning after curfew while on
liberty in Olangapo and he was the officer on duty and when he asked why
I was late I told him truth, that I was with a young lady and my
truthful answer impressed him and he sent me on my way with no penalty.
Needless to say it was a sad day when his aircraft did not return that
day and later we learned he was taken prisoner.
feel free to fix the above as needed and I would be honored to have it
on One Marines View which I read every morning.(Howard L.)