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Steve Haynes


I was born at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, on May 10, 1949 to Geneva Faith Hathaway (maiden name Border). My father, who I did not really know was Kenneth Hathaway. I was adopted at age 4, by Robert Webster Haynes who married my mother Geneva. I had one brother, John. All members of my immediate family are now deceased. I grew up and attended school in Hayward, California. After graduation I spent a year living in Santa Cruz, California. Upon my return to Hayward, I was inducted through Oakland into the US Army at the age of 19. I was sent to Ft Lewis, Washington for my basic training. My first AIT was for Military Police at Ft Gordon, Georgia. Almost half way through that training I was pulled into holdover status awaiting new orders. I was then reassigned to Ft Polk, Louisiana to complete AIT. From there it was expected our unit would go to Vietnam. With less than a week left, 13 of us were given orders to Seoul, Korea. I served my tour of duty there attached to 8th Army Headquarters, Personnel Company, Data Processing Division. On completion of my tour of duty, I did my ETS from where I started, Ft. Lewis, Washington.

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