I boarded a United Airlines flight at the San Francisco International Airport, and traveled non-stop (17 hours) to Kim Po International Airport, Seoul, South Korea. I was leaving precious friends behind at my previous assignment, Beale Air Force Base, just north east of Sacramento.
This was my very first time ever in Asia. It was very exciting, and I was in for the "ride of my life" during that year in the Far East.
It's hard to believe that was 20 years ago TODAY....some of those people are still precious friends to me...we stay in touch regularly.