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EAST B'MORE, EAST ASIA PART II

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HEY BOYS, GUESS WHAT? WEAVER'S MAMA SENT US SOME COOKIES! MY TRAINING IN THE ART OF WAR AT FT. LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI
 -by Afaa Michael Weaver 蔚雅風 
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The Winter of My Discontent: When I went into the steel mill, I also managed to get myself accepted in the U.S. Army Reserves. It was not easy because the only unit available in Baltimore was the 342nd Army Security Agency, which was Army intelligence. I had to obtain a top secret clearance from the F.B.I. Their agents started going through my life to determine if I was someone they could trust with the nation's security. I secured it, and I was shipped out in December of 1970, just three days after my wedding. I left my wife to live with my parents and wait for the birth of our first child while I went off to be trained in the fine art of making mayhem and ki…