Back in the mid 50's I
was in the USMC's 1st Reconnaissance Bn. (fr Cp Pendelton). During those years
we trained at Mono Lake.. I was Recon "Scout Swimmer" in those days and during
nights swam ahead of my Recon Platoon to the Island-they were in rubber boats..
strangely the Island & waters were so different & unknown..we were turned about
by our Powers To Be (no answer), something to do with private property rights so
venturing inboard was verbotten.... When I landed ashore on the island we heard
what we thought were goats..who knows, lotsa tales... I do know the lake was
very unpleasant to swim in & had lotsa weird growth in it.. yuck
Ed W. NICHOLLS
USMC: RVN '65-'66/'69-'70
K 3/3; RLT-7; BLT 3/3
H 2/3; SLF Bravo; SLF 2/3; 1stCAG;
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