Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Fifty-six years ago today February 28th, 1951, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and went by train from Phoenix, Arizona to basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. It was five days after my eighteenth birthday. Seems like yesterday.

Today, exactly fifty-six years later, February 28th, 2007 my grandson Josh Niewiadomski enlisted in the Army National Guard and traveled by plane to St. Louis, Missouri, and thence by bus to basic training at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri. Josh will be twenty years old in June.

I talked last night on the phone with Josh, and told him – yes, with a lump in my throat - how proud I am of him. No one ever leaves basic military training the same person. The most formative years of my life were in basic training, and later in Aviation Cadets. It’s tough stuff, but also great stuff. God Bless you Grandson Josh!


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