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While stationed in Michigan for 3 years, I got a chance to play war for a few days up in Grayling. What fun and at the same time agony. It was freezing; I forgot my jacket (opting to bring a pillow instead which everyone ridiculed me for) but I was the only one to bring a can opener and they were begging to use it! LOL The best thing was getting to be a runner (I didn't like digging or living in a foxhole for many hours waiting to be attacked) and getting to shoot and capture the enemy (a nearby Army group). I got a little nervous though and ended up shooting my fellow comrade in the butt! Never fear; we had suppressors on, so he didn't REALLY get shot! I got teased about that for months after, but it was a neat experience. It was three women and about 85-95 men I believe. One thing I didn't like was having to sleep with my cold M-16! Below are some places we used to visit. The town of Oscoda was VERY small. 2 thousand people all spread out mainly in farms. We used to eat and play pool/drink/hear local bands at the AuSable Inn, but it looks to be just a hotel now. The restaurant and bar are now gone. Also gone is another pub and a pizza joint. Oh well. I am not sure if the little store outside Wurtsmith AFB is there either; but it had the BEST cheese steaks ever!
Above left to right: 1) Me with my M-16in Camouflage 2) Eating MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat)
Sites you might like to visit we used to frequent:
Redwood Motor Lodge (where I spent my Wedding night)
Wiltsies Pub/Restaurant (our favorite Friday Night place)