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Milt Rogers Email
10/13

Where do you live now? Valley View, TX

How many years were you in the desert? 16

Are you willing to help with pictures? Yes

Are you willing to help with stories? Yes

Comments:
I moved to China Lake in 1953 when my father, a civilian employee, moved from Port Hueneme to become the head of the supply department.  I attended and graduated from Burroughs H.S. in 1956.   The high school years are full of memories for most kids and I was no exception.  On my first day Alice "Bunny" Cotter oriented me to the school  which provided a real jump-start to my years at Burroughs. Many of my fellow "Burros" became lifelong friends.  A few of them have even managed to visit us in TX.  I also married a B.H.S. Grad. -- Sandra Masaro -- class of 1960.
I had lived for several years in southern NM so the desert was not new to me but the IWV was, for me, a special place.  I recently watched the video "The Secret City" and it brought back many memories.  Many of those folks in the video were the parents of my fellow "Burros". 
I recently attended my wife's 50th H.S. reunion, toured the base and roamed my old haunts.  What a change!!  Our old duplex at 201-A Entwistle is nothing but a rough pile of sand but there was a Entwistle Sign at the end of the street near the original BHS.
A most disturbing site was the old Grove Street school, now bullet pock marked from the Navy Seals using it for live-fire training.  Ridgecrest is now a big little city.  
But the IWV is still a great place.  I would retire in the valley if it was not in CA -- too many restrictions, taxes too high and the 8&##$$++%% F.A.A. will not let the Dust Devils use the Inyokern Airport for "drags".  I ran down that strip many a time.

Milt Rogers  10-13-2014













Gene Schneider 
08/07

Where do you live now? Ridgecrest

How many years were you in the desert? 63

Are you willing to help with pictures? yes - I'm sure I have better pix of the '84 flood

Are you willing to help with stories? Sure

Comments:
The one picture of the '84 flood is underwhelming.
I know there are better ones.
Somewhere, too, I have a picture of a windstorm from the North that looks like a scene from The Mummy Returns.


Iva Jeane Driggers 
07/22

Where do you live now? Ridgecrest CA

How many years were you in the desert? since 1945

Are you willing to help with pictures? Gave them away - NO

Are you willing to help with stories? NO

Comments:
I am too old and tired to write stories.  Like your site.


Carolyn Maxwell Email
06/22

Where do you live now? Houston, Texas

How many years were you in the desert? about 8 years

Are you willing to help with pictures? yes

Are you willing to help with stories? yes

Comments:
I married and was named Carolyn Smith and then Carolyn Rigdon which is actually still my name.  I would have graduated about 59 or 60 from Burroughs High.  I went to paint B mountain freshman year.  Moved to Albuquerque after that.  


cheyenne allen 
06/21

Where do you live now? Lakeside Montana

How many years were you in the desert? 30

Are you willing to help with pictures? sure

Are you willing to help with stories? sure

Comments:
Cheyenne Allen Email
01/05/11

Where do you live now? Flathead Valley MONTANA

How many years were you in the desert? 30

Are you willing to help with pictures? if the time is right!

Are you willing to help with stories? sure if I can

Comments:
Just checkin in, that's all.
Shalom!
Cheyenne Allen
6/2014
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