Well, sort of but not like you might think. February 14, 1968; the US military was deeply involved with the Tet offensive in Vietnam, I finished the school I was assigned to and had joined the battalion, NMCB 4, B Co., Seabees. The first Vietnam deployment was not scheduled until April but due to the Tet offensive we were given the orders to move early. Sadly, I had to call my future wife and tell her the sad news and give her the task of rescheduling the wedding we had planned for March. On the morning of February 14, 1968 I joined about 200 of my closest friends on the grinder at Port Hueneme and we were transported to Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station where we boarded a MAC C-141 Starlifter for the flight. Sitting facing the rear was a new experience. One stop in Anchorage, then another in Japan and then one more and on into Vietnam. This was the first of three deployments and I finally came home to a country tearing itself apart in May 1970. BTW My FJ40 that is in my avatar has a build date of 3/70 so it appears we may have both been in S. Calif at the same time before we both headed to NC.