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Gary Littlejohn — 3 Comments

  1. WHEN GARY FIRST GOT INTO CAL. SANFERNANDO TO BE EXACT. I MET HIM AND HIS GIRLFRIEND CAROL, HE WORKED AT THE SAME AIRCRAFT AS I DID ( I GOT HIM HIS FIRST JOB IN CAL.) HE LIVED WITH ME AND MY WIFE FOR AWHILE TILL HE FOUND HIS OWN PLACE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS FROM ME. WE WERE GOOD BUDDY’S AND HAD ALOT OF FUN TOGETHER. WISH I COULD GO BACK TO THOSE GREAT TIMES. GORDON WILLIAMS I COULD FIIL THIS WHOLE PAGE ABOUT GARY BUT THAT WILL BE IN THE FUTURE.

  2. He sounds like a normal and cool guy that I (and my friends back then) would easily have hung out with. I am from Rhode Island, and am two years younger than Gary, but I do remember getting discharged from the Army after a tour in ‘Nam as an infantryman, and then taking off for Vegas with my best friend, Phil, who had been lucky to get into the Air Force, so we vets just decided to go to Vegas and see what we could see. Everything was so easy in Vegas..no hassles at the registry of motor vehicles, or getting an apt. or just getting a job…not the east coast at all. Phil bought a ’76 Harley..AMF..and full of problems. We drove out in my ’72 Datsun pickup, so I didn’t have money for a bike as I wanted to keep my four wheels. I got a federal job there and he went on to Fulleton, Ca, to meet up with an Air Force buddy, and wound up get a job with Harley Davidson of Fullerton as a mechanic. He had his Harley stolen from him soon after he arrived by some Hells Angels who followed him back to his apt. late one night. Nobody had insurance back then. He lived the wild life while mine was tamer in Vegas. So, I know what Gary is talking about. It was crazy times and I wish I had gotten a bike as I was into the Triumphs back then. It was so much fun, especially after more or our Rhode Island friends started coming out to join us. Everything has changed now, but I do have some good memories of that time and I’m still alive…I just don’t know if ol’ Phil is still alive in Ventura area or is dead from booze or drugs. Gary, I wish I had met you…you would have been ‘one of us’ and vice versa.

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