John Irby

Profile Updated: August 10, 2017
John Irby
Mission Start Year: 1974
Now Residing In: Reston, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Jane Doe
Occupation/Retired?: IT Consultant/Teacher/Writer
Children/Grandchildren: None. My wife, Jane, and I never got to know each other that well.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Areas Served (including start & end dates (MM/YY)): Companions: (try your best-as memories fade, this info helps everyone link names and places-consult your journal-thanks!)

9/74 - 9/76
Hawaii LTM
Aizuwakamatsu (Nelson, Brooksby)
Tsuchizaki (Nakano, Chapman, Seely)
Shiogama (Newbold, Metcalf)
Hachinohe (Anpuku)
Morioka Zone (Skinner, Black)

Mission Story:

I confess that, in reality, I only slept in my suit on four occasions, in Aizuwakamatsu--and I did so because I was cold, not because I was diligent.

I remember trying to get the members in Hachinohe to say the English word "blur". Try that sometime on anyone who is native Japanese. It's like putting peanut butter on the roof of a dog's mouth--it's funny but you feel bad about it.

Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 3:15 AM
I'm smiling because I just tried to get a Japanese person to say the English word "blur".
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 3:03 AM
My oh-so-cultured look at the art gallery.
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 3:06 AM
In Shiogama, 1975. And that's why we wear hard hats on the job! From right to left: Fukunaga, me, Schurtz, Metcalf, and some dude who wanted to shoot hoops with us.
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 4:16 AM
Aizuwakamatsu, 1975. When we was fab, bathed in sienna shades of light. Craig Brooksby and studious me up front, and Grant Salisbury photobombing from the rear.