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This book was my attempt to tell the story of my one-year assignment to Pirinclik Air Station, Diyarbakir, Turkey. The assignment was to a remote USAF Radar Site in western Turkey, near the city of Diyarbakir, not far from the Syria, Iraq and Iran borders. The events of this book took place during the US Embassy take-over by Iranian students the spring of 1979. However, this book is about the life of the USAF military and civilians assigned to this small radar site – Pirinclik AS, but nick-named ”The Duck” by the USAF military and civilians stationed there. The actual name given was ”DIYARB-ER-DUCK” following a USO tour visit to Turkey including Bob Hope in the late 1950’s or early 1960”s. Bob Hope had difficulty pronouncing Diyarbakir, giving the base the nickname. The book covers a thirteen month period of duty from November 1978 to December 1979 and it also covers some of the many happenings on ”The Duck” during that same period. It is light-hearted reading about the dreaded Military Short Tour.

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