No, I'm not really an engineer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night
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… or Part 1 of avoiding being drafted into military
service during the Vietnam War.
In my senior year in high school )1968-1969), I was forced to think about what I would do, once I completed/graduated from high school. If I did not obtain some type of deferrment, I would most likely be drafted into the army, and probably within 3 to 6 months after graduation.
Rather than go straight to college, the following fall (2S Deferment – Student), I discovered an alternative (critical labor deferment) available through an engineering program offered at a General Electric manufacturing facility in a nearby city in New Hampshire.
In the summer of 1961, the family moved from Michigan to High Point, North Carolina. My dad quit his job at Woodard Furniture Company (he thought the brothers that owned it were "pricks") and took a job as vice-president and sales manager of Hatteras Yacht Company – a newly formed company building the world's first all-fiberglass hull yachts.
My first year in High Point was 1961. I was in the 6th grade. The Wanderer made it to the top of the charts in December 1961.
I remember going to a party at the house of my first friend in High Point (it was about 2 blocks from my house). This kid and I looked alike, and had other similar traits – perhaps moreso than any other acquiantance. I don't remember his name, maybe it was Terry? Something close to my name.
They were playing records at the party this song came up. He and I did a lip-sync to the song as the other kids looked on. …
From: Yacht Forums Hatteras Yachts is a legend that began on the shores of North Carolina. Willis Slane’s vision became a reality when their first sportsfishing yacht was launched in 1960. Breaking with all tradition, Slane chose a new material – fiberglass – to build the noteworthy yachts that launched an industry. Hatteras produced its first sportfishing yacht in the town of High Point, North Carolina. The response was enthusiastic and the Hatteras legend was born. In a testament to the ruggedness that has become synonymous with Hatteras Yachts, the original and first sportfish yacht they ever produced is still in service today.