My first experience with the US Secret Service was on a weekend in April, 1961, Nashville, Tennessee. Me and a fellow soldier in the 101st Airborne from Ft. Campbell, KY, were in town spending our tax refund checks…a windfall back then. We were 18.
Nick Medvecky, 17 (1960)...
After checking into a Holiday Inn with a bottle of Ten High bourbon whiskey, a pint of Sloe Gin and a rent-a-girl, we soon discovered a raging party on the floor above us. more…
Over the course of 20 years, I’ve had more than my share of infamous cellmates. Small world. Airline and decorated fighter pilots, ship’s captains, bank executives, corporate CEOs, KKK Wizards, sports figures, singers & musicians, art thieves, doctors, lawyers, judges, and politicians.
Edward M. Mezvinsky
The latter category includes the father of Chelsea Clinton’s husband, the former Congressman Edward M. Mezvinsky
(D-IA). Federal prison #55040-066.
Ed and I were cube-mates at Maxwell Air Force Base, FPC Montgomery, Alabama, in 2006. We lived in Mobile-D Unit. more…
One of the first sights that greeted me as the bus rolled into the federal prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, was a couple of green-uniformed inmates walking a pair of black Labs on the grass.
Maxwell AFB, AL
When I showed surprise, my seatmate told me, “The camp here has a dog-training program.”
“Really?” I said. “Well, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.”
“I doubt it,” he replied. “I hear there’s around a thousand prisoners here and only 8 dogs.”
I was fortunate. Within three weeks, I had one of those gorgeous animals. No doubt my prior dog-training experience and the fact that I had a doctorate in psychology (PsyD) didn’t hurt. more…