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Sarge and me: This story has the real me interacting with some of my fictional characters. the setting is at Black Castle, Turkey about an hour from Adana in 1973.
Sarge was already in Turkey, according to earlier stories, when I arrived. (I actually did serve in Turkey while in the Air force.) I combined four photos to produced the illustration above. I am wearing the glasses.
Sarge and I are considered to have easy going, passive natures. We are good friends. However, an unanticipated accident, provoked a fist fight between the two of us.
The others found our fight intriguing in that we were perfectly matched and equally unskilled in fighting. They were delighted that there was no clarity during the entire fight as to who might win. Even I, as the author, did not know what the outcome would be as I wrote out the scene.
As for Sarge and me? We were both shocked to find ourselves in this situation as well as being too scared and angry.