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Harry Steven King
Class of 1964
My last duty station was Fort Polk Army Hospital. Up to this assignment, I was always in the field; yes, living large in a tent. Although I was out of the field; I sure did miss the Hueys. I finally had real walls around me, and all of the modern pleasures. I was on duty in our clinic; when our Sgt Major walled in. Sgt King, the First Sgt wants to see you in his office. Dread overcomes me; as I go to Top's office. Arriving at his office, I see that he is looking through my 201 file. Sgt King, I see that you have a considerable amount of time in the field. Great, just get off the bus and I'm going to be reassigned to some light infantry unit. Here it comes, Top is going put me back in the field. Sgt King, I am going to assign you to the local national guard unit. Every time they go to field, so do you. Was that dodging the bullet....not as bad as I had thought. I held a lot of hands and did my best to comfort these poor souls. It was like Taking a bunch of 5 year olds on a camping trip. The up side of my visit to Fort Polk, was my hospital commander sending me to the U.S. Modern Pentathlon Training Center, at Fort Sam Houston. My being selected to try out for the team was the high point of my life....I never thought such a thing would happen to me. This is my only story; that you for your time and attention. Steven King