RT Cunningham


1988 - The Ninth Year of the Crazy Eighties - My Second Favorite Year

1988 - crazy eighties 1988 is my second favorite year of the decade. I spent the first half of the year on Okinawa, with at least three of the months shared with my wife, Josie. Sometime in the middle of the year, I was transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

I tried to stay on Okinawa longer, attempting to get my tour converted from one year to three years. The powers that be were having none of that - my request was denied. I really liked living on Okinawa and I knew I wouldn’t like living in North Carolina. When I started going on deployments the following year, I really didn’t like North Carolina.

Happenings in 1988

Once again, I don’t remember much from 1988. I was far busier with work than I should have been.

Movies Released in 1988

I don’t remember going to a single theater in 1988 (or 1987 for that matter). Josie and I never seemed to have enough money to go out for any reason. When I wasn’t working, I spent most of my time at home.


When you spend most of your time at home, you tend to watch a lot of television. Unfortunately, I worked longer hours than usual and I can hardly remember any of the TV series from that year.

Music Released in 1988

A Year to Go

I have probably forgotten more than I can remember. Some things that happened in the eighties still bother me today. For example, I had no idea that the newly elected president would send me to war two years later.

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By RT Cunningham
October 29, 2019
United States