Elton Edquest recalls his days in the Air Force so vividly that you’d think his discharge only happened yesterday.

Barely two years out of high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Edquest and a close friend each found themselves searching for direction.

The year was 1958.

“My friend Rich and I had talked about what we were going to do with our lives while we were still in [high school],” Edquest said during a phone interview in late October.  “Once we were out of school and got to talking about it again, I told him, ‘I’m going into the Navy.’  He said, ‘Well I’m going into the Air Force.'”

A conundrum was born. Read the article.