Chuck Lindenschmidt (in the picture) and I, (in the picture) were sitting in the site's bar, one Saturday afternoon. We sure were feeling no pain and were bored. Topic of discussion at the time, Bill Beaty was coming back from vacation that afternoon or evening, talk about bored.
For some reason that discussion turned on a flock of light bulbs, I had an idea! I will find out if it will work, I search the barracks for the sites resident carpenter and painter and found them one by one. I told them of my idea, plus a case of beer each, the ruse was on. I told them what to do and come fetch me when you're finished. I told them were I would be, where else.
I should have cleared it with the Site Commander, however I didn't. He won't be back until Monday morning, he was really a pretty good guy. I was fetched about 1 O'clock that afternoon. I then told Chuck what I was up to. We both went down to Bill's room for a look see. We laughed our ass off. Bill's door to his room disappeared. I went to the communication center and had a page made. I asked for anyone who wanted to be part of a picture of Bill Beaty's door that disappeared meet down in front of the room next to Bill's.
I asked the carpenter take a picture with my camera as soon as all were assembled. You can see by the picture, who showed up.
Bill came back from vacation a couple hours after we had finished with the deed. He had a look of serious disbelief on his face. Where's my xxxxxxx room!!! Nobody said XXXX. My buddy Chuck quietly left the bar and went down to Bill's room and hid his luggage in the adjouning room. We went too far with that.
We finally left the bar one by one and left Bill by himself. I found out later one of the guys told him that the wall was a temporary structure. He had the carpenter let him in. He didn't realize his luggage was gone until the next morning. I had no idea that chuck hid the luggage and then went to town. What came next was not nice.
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:43:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Harry Birmingham mapche at yahoo dot com Subject: Bob Siptrott and Kodiak Tracking StationHi Joe
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