DD9(Dad’s Diary) 46

Duty @North-Island was unique for sure. When we were “home” in San Diego , California  had many of nice sights , and we were right next to Tijuana , Mexico , so we went there for a change!? The USA Navy Warned us of the danger there , and we were forbid to wear our uniforms , and any hint of the USA , on our clothes to make sure we could blend in with the locals there. The $s went far there , but with bargains(?) was a trade for our safety  , as kidnapping was very common  there , as the drug trade there really dictates how the Government acts. I lived in Imperial-Beach , so the border patrol helicopter was rather busy at night , as the mexicans jumped over the rickety fence (Since reinforced?) and the helicopter had a bull-horn to blast a bilingual message to  them.  Mexico and USA were quite different from each other , but I was shown even more when I saw some of the world in the western pacific ocean !

More to come…