Jazzbo?! Who dat??
Well, there's been an underwhelming demand from agents for a book tour to accompany this e-zine, so the author remains anonymous.  The reason for even starting this e-zine came from wanting to give credit to an unknown and unheralded band that led to a life in the entertainment industry .. as opposed to life in San Quentin, as it coulda been!  This site was not meant to accumulate kudos for the Editor, but to rightfully honor the band that started him on this road.   (The shadowy figure surreptitiously gathers his cloak of invisibility around him and skulks off into the night.)

Borrowed, begged and pilfered pictures from pals:

"Covert" Carl got me started on all this by e-mailing some pics he'd been rat-holing all these years.  See, you S.O.B.!  See what you started! 

Then, Bob Halpin .. the Jedi Master of pachinko .. had a bunch he'd been saving, and he sent those in for all to enjoy.

Then, "Covert" Carl sent me some more pictures -- of me -- that were so embarrassing that they did not make the final edit .. I'm the editor .. into the permanent "out" basket.  Does anyone remember "clam diggers"?  Who was responsible for the BX carrying those??!!  "Day-o ... eesa .. day-ay-ay-o .. daylight come and me wann go home .." How mortifying! 

Mike Meloon found some old photos of Washington Heights landmarks and sent them in.  Welcome to the newsroom, Mike!

Then, Joanie Seitz Perciballi sent in some Teen Tops band photos that brought back a lot ofmemories of how much effect Ray Clauson, leader of the band from Grant Heights/Wash Heights, had on my future .. well, if I couldn't play music for a living .. then, marketing it is almost as much fun.

Then, Bill Murray sent in some more .. and then I knew it was time to resurrect a cyber version of the old Dragon's Roar

John Kessel was a Journalism and English teacher at Narimasu in the 60s and sent a box of old issues of the original Dragon's Roar, which were scanned .. but eventually deleted because they took up too much bandwidth. *sigh* Anyone wanna host 'em?

Also, for those of you who have seen a photo here that I may have snagged off your website, and haven't given you full credit .. gomenesai .. e-mail me & include your URL & I'll credit you.  I do respect artistic rights .. and I think I covered everyone below.


Military Brats Website Links. 

Japan Brats - great new site from Tom Barry! Cool graphics & Flash animation.

Proposed Military Brat National Anthem
Clarence "Frogman" Henry had one big hit back in the late '50s, a fast, R&B rocker, in his regular voice, his high voice and his "frog" voice called "I Ain't Got No Home" .. I used to love that song:
"I ain't got no home .. no place to roam .. I'm a lonely frog .. I ain't got a home" .. it was a kickin' tune, but the words were so dead on that it should be the anthem for military brats.  My friend, actor Corey Haim, sang it in the bathtub in the great vampire movie, "The Lost Boys." 

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Schools Without Walls  Many American overseas schools and Department of Defense Dependents' Schools (DODDS) no longer exist and, without alumni associations, the students, parents, faculty and staff have lost touch with each other.  Schools Without Walls is a part of TCK World, the website for Third Culture Kids (TCKs): Military Brats, Missionary Kids, Foreign Service and Corporate Kids and others who have lived as children in foreign cultures.
Overseas Brats Online - A very thorough listing of all the DODDS alumni websites on the Internet.  If you're looking for your school's reunion info, it's probaby here.
Sgt. Mom's - The Internet site for military families.
The Brat Newsgroup: alt.culture.military-brats
Teenagers on Parade/FEN - Our one and only source of rock & roll music in Japan on radio (except for
Radio TEEN, the semi-pirate operation, but read from the beginning for more on it)  

Alumni Sites of American Schools in Japan:
Narimasu American High School, Tokyo 

Memory Lane - Narimasu 1949-1971 Class Pics

Yamato High School

Yokota High School #1

Yokota High School #2

Johnson High School

Zama High School

Chofu High School

Hawaii Dragons - Kubasaki Alumni

Kadena High School

Yokohama American/Nile C. Kinnick High School 

Kadena High School

Itazuke High School

Misawa/Edgren High School


Other Brat Alumni Sites Around the World:
Hanau High School (Germany) Verdun American High School (France)

Chateauroux Dependent High School (France .. where I 
was a young pup & attended their elementary school)

Net Photo Credits 
The modern-day photos of Japan came from these Internet sources:
 The Pacific Stars and Stripes
Dragon reading paper:
Dragon waving:

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