Background on Stephen R. Guilmet

In 1983 I was a Marine Corporal assigned to the ISMO (Information Service Management Office), 3rd FSSG (Force Service Support Group) in Okinawa, Japan. In February of that year I was given TAD orders to Detachment 'A' in Iwakuni, Japan, to support the computers that were being used by units in the 3rd MAW (Marine Air Wing).

My office was in an old quonset hut. My sleeping quarters consisted of a rack and a wall locker in the transit room of an old barracks that was right along the runway. I was told that it was occupied by Japanese fighter pilots during WWII. For six months I kept the computers running by day and listened to the rats at night.