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. <<<previous<<<learning to fly
I love funerals, I love funerals, I love funerals>>>