I was a Holloway Plan Ap- prentice Seaman, V-5, USNR at USC in 1946. We lived in Newkirk Hall on campus, wore Navy uniforms full time, marched to some events, did PE in the parking lot daily, and were not allowed to drive cars. That was nearly 60 years ago! The program died after one semester and I ended up back at USC in civilian attire with the Navy still paying the bills but no more room and board. Got my orders to Pensacola in October 1947, my Navy wings of gold in 1949 and then went off to fly with VP-28 and VP-22 in the Pacific. Returning to USC was put on hold by a little problem in Korea and a tour as a multi-engine flight instructor in Hutchinson, KS plus 3 years flying Su- per Constellations for MATS. I finally returned to Troy in 1958 for my junior and senior years. By then, I was a Navy Lieutenant with a wife, two kids and a house in Van Nuys. It was entertaining to be in class with a lot of straight out of high school freshmen. During that time, I visited the NROTC office in the PE Building every pay- day and did my flying out of NAS Los Alamitos. Left the campus with a BA in Business in 1959 and completed a memorable career flying airplanes for the Navy, retiring in 1975 as a Captain.
*Though CAPT Campbell is not a USC NROTC Alumnus, his involve- ment with the NROTC program qualifies him for an associate member- ship in our League.