30 September 1966 – LtCol Walter “Mel” Fowler’s F-100 #553502 is hit in the engine by gunfire over SVN. He came close to capture or death by closely advancing Viet Cong before his wingman suppressed the advancing VC and he was picked up from the rice paddy by an Army Helo. Fowler was serving with
Norman Morris Turner
Attended Law school after that starting at age 40 – 1978-1994- Was a criminal trial lawyer and later a criminal trial judge – Did every sort of case from DUI to First Degree Murder both as an attorney and a judge.
End of 1994, retired from bench, took 40 foot sailboat “Silver Star” to Mexico for 3 + years. Returned boat to San Diego in 1998. Sold boat and moved to Florida in 2001.
Now I write stuff, play guitar and banjo and sing.