June 14, 1986...
I'm sure this picture will come back to
haunt me in the future.
I volunteered to be a member of the
Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard for
the 2 1/2 years I was stationed there.
We mostly went to funerals and presented
flags and did 21-gun salutes. People
always appreciated our tribute
to their loved ones.
When we did our 21-gun salutes, we'd
always pick a spot in the sky to fire on.
On one particular funeral, we just happened
to be pointing towards a house with a group
of construction workers on the roof. They
were pretty frightened
(too bad we used blanks!!!).
That was a strange funeral...some kids
were cranking David Lee Roth's "Just Like
Living in Paradise" from their car stereo
as taps were being played.
In June of 1986 we performed at a huge
ceremony when General Welch was promoted
to the Air Force Chief of Staff. The
entire base was there (thousands of fans),
including the old people (Mom and Dad).
In 1987 we performed on the steps of the
state capitol to a live TV audience.
We loved the attention.