Through the Eyes of the Colonel

I received an email from a retired USAF brigadier general recently. The man was a new lieutenant when he was assigned to my squadron to fly combat in F105s during the Vietnam Conflict in 1968. I wish to share it with you.
”Eglin Join Base Command, located near Fort Walton, Fla. is presently the largest military complex in the world, encompassing a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval warfare units, 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.
”My home is exactly five miles outside of the main gate . . .