One of my absolutely favorite military stories, involves a simple, low-level admin screw-up, half a century ago, that had major historical consequences. It was August 1965, and American Navy and Marine forces were planning an amphibious assault on Viet Cong forces threatening the airbase under construction at Chu Lai.
As with many great loves, it was by sheer chance that they met at all. Charlie Judge was supposed to be set up with a different girl on a double date with his buddy Bob Hayes and Patricia Cross. But Judy Chadwick had to cover a candy striping shift at the hospital, so in a last minute scramble my aunt Pat substituted her younger sister, Susan.
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