Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What Was Going On?

It might come as a surprise to today's American military forces how isolated many of us were from events in the States and elsewhere during our overseas assignments years ago.

Oh, we had newscasts from AFRTS or AFNT, and of course there was always the Stars and Stripes newspaper.  But those certainly didn't compare to today's 24-hour news coverage, television programming and movies that are available to most of today's troops.

There's a fascinating website called that bills itself as a combination encyclopedia, almanac, atlas. biography, dictionary, thesaurus, and all-around reference source.  One of the features is a year-by-year review of noteworthy events from 1900 to the present.  If you'd like to catch up with what was going on in the world during your years in Taiwan, you can visit that portion of the site  HERE.


Sarj said...

What I want to know is how did you get the picture of me in my first Navy Uniform.

titojohn said...


I think it's a picture of me on my first liberty in Keelung. :)

Anonymous said...

As I remember (through the haze of
time) we got everything we really
needed to know at that time by going to the Stag Bar whenever they got new tapes of "Laugh-in".

It was really a much simpler time but we didn't know that until now.

Jim Sartor