I accomplished a few other FIRST at Goodfellow. It was the first time I played baseball in the service. I played third base on the base team. I didn't get many hits but I was always on base as I was so small they walked me a lot. It was also the first time I got picked off a base although I still think the umpire was blind. I used to have all kinds of trouble with umpires until I became one, but then again that's several other stories.
I believe I got my new orders almost as soon as I arrived at the base. The new assignment was a 13 month tour to Osan, Korea.
Took a brief leave and went to Branford, Connecticut to visit with my fiancee. I then departed on a commercial flight to Sacramento, California where I was met at the airport by my brother Larry who was stationed at Travis AFB. We spent a couple of days in a drunken stupor. Not too drunk that I don't remember that he still owes me $291.95 from our gin rummy session. He was drunker than I was so I ended up the winner. Still have his IOU too, that's how I know the amount. Of course it's almost unreadable because of the beer stains. Might even be some vomit on it also (HIS) but doesn't smell like it.
Hopped on my military flight from Travis to Hickam AFB, Hawaii then to Guam where we landed at 3 in the morning to refuel. Not much to do at Guam at 3 in the morning. Then it was on to Osan for my thirteen month stay.