Letter to the editor: An Islander reader shares memories

The Pieces lands in Avalon Harbor in 1969. The picture was taken from Laurence See's father's boat. Photo courtesy of Laurence See
Laurence See during his service. Photo courtesy of Laurence See

I ran across these photos when going through some 35mm slides from the past.

The photo of Avalon Harbor was taken in 1969 from my dad’s boat. I had just returned from a combat tour in Vietnam when we traveled to Avalon aboard the “Pisces.” I met several Marines at “Sloop John B” tavern and told them what to expect. I hoped they’d come home safely.

My family has a long and storied history involving Avalon. I miss it terribly.

Best regards,

Laurence See

Camarillo, California