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Don or Don with Friends in the spectacular 60's Gallery


The Spectacular Sixties: ah, what a decade going from a kid of 12 years old to that of being 22 years old, married, and with 3.5 years of service in the Coast Guard, all in the spectacular 60's.

We went through so many events in the 60's it's hard to remember them all. The Cold War, the Cuban missile crisis, JFK's assassination and the Vietnam War were sobering events and we were so unprepared for them at our age. Great music made it easier to cope, from the sounds of Motown, Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Roy Orbison, and Four Seasons to the British invasion led by the Beatles in 1964 to the psychedelic stuff of the later 60's.

For most of the gents, our female counterparts made life so much more interesting, and young love was so wonderful at the time and so nice to reflect back on regardless of how many years have passed.

I grew up in the Palm Springs section of Hialeah, Florida, during this time and we were on the western edge of civilization in Northwest Dade County, with farms, cattle ranches and undeveloped land all the way to the Everglades. It was a great place to grow up and we had an inordinate amount of fun in junior and senior high schools. Most of the guys I grew up with either ended up in college or in the military (Thank You for serving, all Vietnam Era Veterans!) due to the escalating war and the diligent Betty Gribble at the Selective Service draft board in downtown Miami. When college or military years ended we came back to Hialeah to find the population changing with the influx of refugees from Cuba and virtually everyone we grew up with had moved out or would move in the future for Broward County to the north or upstate or to other states. I often wonder what life would be like if most of the folks they grew up with had remained in the same area for a lifetime.

1960 - Miami News Carrier of the Week article
1960 - Miami News Carrier of the Week article
1960 - Miami News advertisement with Dr. and Mrs. Berge Markarian and Don
1960 - Miami News advertisement with Dr. and Mrs. Berge Markarian and Don
1961 - Fooling around at the airport, age 14, TWA Boeing 707-131 N739TW
1961 - Fooling around at the airport, age 14, TWA Boeing 707-131 N739TW
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don in a Miami News advertisement
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don in a Miami News advertisement
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don in a Miami News advertisement - full ad
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don in a Miami News advertisement - full ad
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don posing for advertisement - not used in paper
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don posing for advertisement - not used in paper
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don posing for advertisement - not used in paper
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don posing for advertisement - not used in paper
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don, age 14, posing for advertisement - not used in paper
1962 - Frances Wodzinski and Don, age 14, posing for advertisement - not used in paper
1962 - Don Boyd, Chuck Haaker, ?, Jim Willy Wong Hunt, Marlene Harden and Pat Sullivan posing for Miami News advertisement
1962 - Don Boyd, Chuck Haaker, ?, Jim "Willy Wong" Hunt, Marlene Harden and Pat Sullivan posing for Miami News advertisement
1963 - Don in a new 1963 Thunderbird at the Miami Auto Show
1963 - Don in a new 1963 Thunderbird at the Miami Auto Show
1965 - Miami Herald Carrier of the Month
1965 - Miami Herald Carrier of the Month
1965 - Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Mary Ann Knight with a Jaguar XKE at Ft. Lauderdale beach
1965 - Mary Ann Knight with a Jaguar XKE at Ft. Lauderdale beach
1965 - Senior Prom time and the 1965 Chevy Impala I rented from Hertz
1965 - Senior Prom time and the 1965 Chevy Impala I rented from Hertz
1965 - Jack Sullivan, Donna Douglas, Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Jack Sullivan, Donna Douglas, Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Jack Sullivan, Donna Douglas, Ray Kyse, Ellen, Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Jack Sullivan, Donna Douglas, Ray Kyse, Ellen, Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Don and Ray in the Sullivan's bathroom fixing something wrong with our rented costumes
1965 - Don and Ray in the Sullivan's bathroom fixing something wrong with our rented costumes
1965 - Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Mary Ann Knight and me
1965 - Don Boyd, Mary Ann Knight, Ray Kyse, Ellen, Donna Douglas and Jack Sullivan
1965 - Don Boyd, Mary Ann Knight, Ray Kyse, Ellen, Donna Douglas and Jack Sullivan
1965 - Mary Ann Knight and me at the Hialeah High Class of 1965 Senior Prom (details of the weekend below the image)
1965 - Mary Ann Knight and me at the Hialeah High Class of 1965 Senior Prom (details of the weekend below the image)
1965 - Mary Ann Knight at Haulover Beach
1965 - Mary Ann Knight at Haulover Beach
1965 - Mary Ann Knight at Haulover Beach
1965 - Mary Ann Knight at Haulover Beach
1965 - when I weighed 130 pounds and wore a size 29 waist
1965 - when I weighed 130 pounds and wore a size 29 waist
1966 - Don, Lanny Paulk and John (last name forgotten), all drunk
1966 - Don, Lanny Paulk and John (last name forgotten), all drunk
1966 - Unknown, Bob Zimmerman, me and Becky Wilkerson of Whitesville, Kentucky in Mammoth Cave
1966 - Unknown, Bob Zimmerman, me and Becky Wilkerson of Whitesville, Kentucky in Mammoth Cave
1966 - Don and Bob Zimmerman after week-long road trip
1966 - Don and Bob Zimmerman after week-long road trip
1966 - USCG Recruit Company Romeo 63 (R-63), left side
1966 - USCG Recruit Company Romeo 63 (R-63), left side
1966 - USCG Recruit Company Romeo 63 (R-63), right side
1966 - USCG Recruit Company Romeo 63 (R-63), right side
1966 - Don in USCG recruit training at Cape May, New Jersey
1966 - Don in USCG recruit training at Cape May, New Jersey
1966 - Don, Sparky and Jack Sullivan
1966 - Don, Sparky and Jack Sullivan
1966 - Don at Coast Guard Group Baltimore
1966 - Don at Coast Guard Group Baltimore
1966 - SNHM Ray Kyse, USN and SA Don Boyd, USCG, in New York City
1966 - SNHM Ray Kyse, USN and SA Don Boyd, USCG, in New York City
1966 - SA Don Boyd, USCG with the UN building in the background
1966 - SA Don Boyd, USCG with the UN building in the background
1966 - Kathy Greenwell from Hialeah
1966 - Kathy Greenwell from Hialeah
1967 - Kathy Greenwell and me
1967 - Kathy Greenwell and me
1967 - Kathy Greenwell and me
1967 - Kathy Greenwell and me
1967 - Jack Sullivan, Linda Russell and Don
1967 - Jack Sullivan, Linda Russell and Don
1967 - Kathy Greenwell and me at MIA
1967 - Kathy Greenwell and me at MIA
1966 - fooling around in the first snow seen in 15 years
1966 - fooling around in the first snow seen in 15 years
1967 - Don at the Washington Monument
1967 - Don at the Washington Monument
1967 - SN Don Boyd in front of the damaged Coast Guard Barque Eagle at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland
1967 - SN Don Boyd in front of the damaged Coast Guard Barque Eagle at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland
1967 - Don wearing the new Coast Guard cover for E1-E6 personnel
1967 - Don wearing the new Coast Guard cover for E1-E6 personnel
1967 - Brenda Reiter and Don
1967 - Brenda Reiter and Don
1967 -Brenda Reiter and FN Dennis Treston, USCG, of Columbus, GA
1967 -Brenda Reiter and FN Dennis Treston, USCG, of Columbus, GA
1967 - Janet Province, Don and Anita Petrogallo on CG-44371 Motor Life Boat
1967 - Janet Province, Don and Anita Petrogallo on CG-44371 Motor Life Boat
1967 - Janet Province from Knoxville, Tennessee and Don at Vizcaya
1967 - Janet Province from Knoxville, Tennessee and Don at Vizcaya
1967 - Anita Petrogallo and Don at Vizcaya
1967 - Anita Petrogallo and Don at Vizcaya
1967 - Janet Province from Knoxville, Tennessee and Don at Vizcaya
1967 - Janet Province from Knoxville, Tennessee and Don at Vizcaya
1967 - Don and Ray Kyse saying goodbye the night before he left for Viet Nam
1967 - Don and Ray Kyse saying goodbye the night before he left for Viet Nam
1967 - Don standing radio, telephone and teletype watch at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - Don standing radio, telephone and teletype watch at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - pretending to be a Boatswains Mate on CG Motor Life Boat CG-44371 at CG Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - pretending to be a Boatswains Mate on CG Motor Life Boat CG-44371 at CG Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - on top of one of the USMC Reserve's AMTRAC's on Peanut Island
1967 - on top of one of the USMC Reserve's AMTRAC's on Peanut Island
1967 - Don posing with Buster, our St. Bernard mascot at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, on Peanut Island
1967 - Don posing with "Buster", our St. Bernard mascot at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, on Peanut Island
1967 - Don on Coast Guard CG-40485 at USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet
1967 - Don on Coast Guard CG-40485 at USCG Station Lake Worth Inlet
1967 - Posing with Buster, our St. Bernard mascot on CG-40485 at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - Posing with "Buster", our St. Bernard mascot on CG-40485 at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - Posing with Buster, our St. Bernard mascot in front yard of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - Posing with "Buster", our St. Bernard mascot in front yard of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Peanut Island
1967 - Don at the station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet
1967 - Don at the station house at Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet
1968 - on recruiting duty in Tampa
1968 - on recruiting duty in Tampa
1968 - fun and laughs after the annual Gator Growl in Gainesville, FL
1968 - fun and laughs after the annual Gator Growl in Gainesville, FL
1968 - Don and USCG Recruiting car used in Veterans Day Parade in Tampa
1968 - Don and USCG Recruiting car used in Veterans Day Parade in Tampa
1968 - Sharon Willis and Don
1968 - Sharon Willis and Don
1968 - Patty Burke and me on the paddleboat
1968 - Patty Burke and me on the paddleboat
January 1969 - fiance' Judy and Don before serving as best man at Ray and Lynda Kyse's wedding in Hialeah that evening
January 1969 - fiance' Judy and Don before serving as best man at Ray and Lynda Kyse's wedding in Hialeah that evening
1969 - Don in front of the Coast Guard Recruiting Office in the Federal Building, downtown Tampa
1969 - Don in front of the Coast Guard Recruiting Office in the Federal Building, downtown Tampa
1969 - Clearwater Beach in the late afternoon
1969 - Clearwater Beach in the late afternoon