Barbara has shared some great information with me about the immediate impact that Carter's announcement had on many US military personnel in Taipei and I will post that tomorrow.
Shown below is a photograph of Barbara and Walt (to her right) at a community-wide picnic at McCauley Beach in 1978. She wrote:
As I recall, it was a typical Taiwan day: HUMID. The picnic was for all military people and I really enjoyed that day, eating burgers, watching kids playing and their parents laughing...a pretty typical American picnic (except for the water buffalo of course).