Nemesis_4711 February 2012 at 8:26amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
744 (Vancouver) Communication Regiment July 1973 to July 1975
744 Comm Old Timers
It's official, I'm old
Sgt. Adams was an actor in "real life" and had a small part in a movie filmed in Vanc. The Groundstar Conspiracy with George Peppard - he played a sergeant
But I found out from one of the old timers that he was in an X-Files episode, I remember the episode but didn't know it was Adams
And one of the guys is going to send me a pic of Cpl. Stewart - sigh
When I told Darrack that me first boyfriend was Cpl. Sheffle he laughed and said, that guy was one crazy fish!!! Tell me about it.
So much fun marching down memory lane - seeing little Dougie - and Kennedy - our base was at Jericho in Vanc.
Found out my chalk/cigarette story is part of 744 story lore lol and they like the story of the W/O's singing our unit song, the Mickey Mouse song at HMS Discovery, the naval mess - the navy guys almost started a fight to get St. Hilliare to stop singing. We were the Mickey Mouse Unit we even had t-shirts
and that's my misc for today
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 9:11amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
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Garvin is on the left and Stu is on the right -
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 5:39pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
I found out from Garvin that Adams did an X-file episode (called Humbug) the one with the circus freaks and Scully ate a grasshopper - all the circus people lived at a trailer park, Adams played the manager of the trailer park. I remember that episode but didn't recognize my old drill sergeant
I found out they have 744 Comm. reunions but I'm not one for reunion. Garvin join our Mickey Mouse unit a year after me - so he joined around the time I quit - he said "we" should come over to Nanaimo and swap stories over some beer - wonder if he means he and Cpl. Steward, oy I had such a crush on that man, and he's still good looking - sigh
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 5:43pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
John Destry Adams was in a George Peppard movie that was filmed in Vanc. called the Groundstar Conspiracy, he had a small part as a.....wait for it.....as a sergeant, lol
His spot in the IMDB
The Groundstar Conspiracy Sgt. Zabrinski 1972
They don't have his X-Files part posted
Garvin also said he did a charity time ad too
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 6:01pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
oops forgot the link
John Destry Adams
a little off topic, my uncle worked for Paramount studios in Hollywood for over 30 years, suprised to find he did little cameos in movies and tv - last week ago his cameo in The Untouchables came on the episode was called "The Kiss of Death Girl" but I didn't recognize him -
If you ever see the Elvis movie Roustabout my uncle played "BJ the Fire eater: ahem, and acually had lines with Elvis
Pat Miller (I) (my cousin, she wrote a book about script writing, they use it in acting school - I don't know my American cousin but got to know my cousin Laura who is a linguistic professor at Loyola University in Chicago
Miscellaneous Crew (20 titles)
1976 The Practice (TV series) (script supervisor - 1 episode)
– Judy Sinclair (1976) (script supervisor)
1974-1975 Medical Center (TV series) (script supervisor - 2 episodes)
– The Eighth Deadly Sin (1975) (script supervisor - as Pat P. Miller)
– The Hostile Heart (1974) (script supervisor)
1973 A Brand New Life (TV movie) (script supervisor)
1973 Under the Law: The Hitchhike (short) (continuity)
1972 Gargoyles (TV movie) (script supervisor)
1964-1971 My Three Sons (TV series) (script supervisor - 27 episodes)
– Katie's Career (1971) (script supervisor)
– Four for the Road (1971) (script supervisor)
– Debbie (1971) (script supervisor)
– The Recital (1971) (script supervisor - as Pat P. Miller)
– Robbie's Honey (1971) (script supervisor)
See all 27 episodes »
1967 The Andy Griffith Show (TV series) (continuity - 3 episodes)
– Goober's Contest (1967) (continuity - as Pat P. Miller)
– Opie's Most Unforgettable Character (1967) (continuity - as Pat P. Miller)
– Big Brother (1967) (continuity - as Pat P. Miller)
1966 Family Affair (TV series) (script supervisor - 1 episode)
– Buffy (1966) (script supervisor)
1962 The Jack Benny Program (TV series) (script supervisor - 1 episode)
– Jack Is Violin Teacher (1962) (script supervisor)
1961 El Cid (script supervisor)
1959-1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV series) (script supervisor - 2 episodes)
– Hasta Luego (1960) (script supervisor)
– The Lucy Story (1959) (script supervisor)
1959 High School Big Shot (script supervisor)
1959 City of Fear (script supervisor)
1958 Villa!! (script supervisor)
1958 God's Little Acre (script supervisor)
1957 Plunder Road (script supervisor)
1957 An Affair to Remember (script supervisor - uncredited)
1956 Death of a Scoundrel (script supervisor)
1956 Screaming Eagles (set continuity)
1955 Highway Patrol (TV series) (script supervisor - 1 episode)
– Father Thief (1955) (script supervisor)
Script Supervising and Film Continuity, Third Edition by Pat P. Miller (Paperback - Jan 12, 1999)
Buy new: $46.95 $34.52
29 new from $31.88 24 used from $18.31
Some here will probably think I'm bragging about this (or lying) but I don't know my cousins that well, I did spend a weekend at Uncle Les's in San Clemente - I got to see some of his Hollywood collections - a picture of Loretta Young signed "To my darling Les" I wonder if they ever....
In 79 Uncle Les got my dad and I a VIP (snerk) tour of Paramout Studios - let's see, I got to sit on Fonzies motor bike - got on a movie set called Serial (really bad movie) saw Martin Mull and "Jerry the Dentist" from the Bob Newhart show and chatted with Donna Pescow
got on the first Star Movie - Star Trek the Motion Picture - they were filming the last scene but it was the first scene in the movie
I met a Klingon - the first time with the new look "the turtle head look" As a Trekker I was thrilled - saw the cockpit of a Klingon Bird of Prey
He was one of the Klingons in the opening scene that get blow up by V'Ger and I saw Spocks "ear molds"
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 6:09pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to Find Themselves.
Martin Mull ...
Tuesday Weld Tuesday Weld ...
Kate Linville Holroyd
Jennifer McAllister Jennifer McAllister ...
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ...
Sally Kellerman Sally Kellerman ...
Anthony Battaglia Anthony Battaglia ...
Bill Macy Bill Macy ...
Nita Talbot Nita Talbot ...
Pamela Bellwood Pamela Bellwood ...
Barbara Rhoades Barbara Rhoades ...
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ...
Peter Bonerz Peter Bonerz (Jerry the Dentist) ...
Dr. Leonard Miller
Christopher Lee is in the movie too - LOTR's and the Hammer Vampire movies, I wish I could have met him
I never actually saw them filming a scene but a few years later Alysia and I saw a scene filmed at the Art museum (downtown Vancouver) for a MacGiver episode -
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 6:49pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
more war stories
End of August 1973 Nanaimo Army Camp
Our sarge said that the best way to clean a gun was to take it into the shower...
I'll never forget the image of 6 of us females running through the group shower, naked with our guns...
We had a mess (which is like a bar) and I was just starting to drink...and I drank too much, I had to go to the bathroom bad, but I was wearing a body shirt (anyone remember those from the 70's, this was 73) it snaps at the crotch..well...lets just say, I didn't unsnap it in time...
I decided to leave the party, as I was going down the stairs...two of our occifers...er officers were coming up...
The W/O said...your people certainly leave parties early...
Before we left for Nanaimo, from Vancouver, we had a party at Spence's place...this was my first drinking party
I guess it was kind of obvious that I had a crush on Cpl. Stewart, at least to him...so I got to dance to him...and it was the Paul Anka song Diana...and he started singing..."your too young and I'm too old"
Then I sadly told him, that I was almost 20 and never been kissed...he point to his cheek...golly, I got to kiss him on his cheek
Spence improvised a band, and somehow I ended up playing bongo's and someone filmed it.
the next day we flew out from Vancouver to fly to the airforce base, north of Nanaimo...Comox (Pamela Anderson used to live there)
it was the end of August and a hot day, Cpl. Stewart asked if I could hold his jacket...swoon...I clutched it to my heaving bosom
We were't issured combat uniforms, so we went to an army surplus place to buy combats and boots...
I never took the name off my uniform, and that became my nick name...Beilman
Anyway, Sgt. Adams like to bum smokes off of everyone, I didn't smoke but I had two large pieces of chalk sticking out of my pockets...
Adams..."Miller...can I have a smoke?" I had that angel devil thing going...the devil won...
I handed him the chalk, he put in his mouth...then realised what it was...he yelled at me...but the other guys all patted me on the back..
That's all for now...
I won't get into how I lost my virginity to Corp.Sheiffle (not Stew...darn it) one Thanksgiving weekend in the front seat of a white landrover...
and my reaction was..."That's it...that's what all the fuss is about..."
Nanaimo army base (closed now) had one of the 5 Deiffenbunkers in Canada (named after one of our Prime Ministers, Diefenbaker sp?) a nuclear shelter for politicians and VIP's
Its about 5 stories below ground...we ate lunch in the cafeteria...we had to wear special badge to enter, cool place, I wish I was rich, I'd buy it...what a safe home it would be...
In the 80's when things were not good between the US and Russia, I knew if we saw a lot of helicopters heading for the bunker...we were doomed...glad that didn't happen
Actor - filmography
1. The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) .... Zabrinski
When we came here for target practise, I always imagined I'd be really cool with a rifle...but after the training film showed us what an FN 6.2 rifle can do to a human head...I was scared sh*tless
then I had all kinds of bad luck...first we only had a few seconds to hit the target before it went down...it was pouring rain and my glasses steamed up (wonder if that ever happened to Osama)
Then the next time, my helmet liner broke and fell over my eyes...we had to shoot from different positions...laying prone on the ground...in a very large mud puddle...
my final score...6 out of 65
At one point there was about 10 of us ready to fire...when a beautiful large buck slowly walked in front of the targets...the sarge said hold your fire...and the buck continued it slow walk to the other side, with all these guns aimed at him
I was good with the machine gun, till it jammed...
Training at the Nanaimo Army Camp - end of August 1973
During night war games...we were divided into two groups...attack and defence...I was with the attack force...our leader was a regular army guy...Cpl. Stewart...
Earlier in the day...he jumped into my fox hole (more war games), but was slightly higher up than me...we were shooting blanks, of course...and I fired my gun about an inch from his ear...he yelled at me and he was deaf in that ear for a few days
That night we began our attack...we had to cross a fence, but when I threw one leg over the fence, I stepped on my other foot and couldn't move, the others were waiting behind me...finally someone got impatient and shoved me...
I think when Dougie climbed over the fence it broke with a loud cracking sound.
They sent me to find a couple of other guys to give them a message...it was pitch black, and I was night blind, and I remember that there's was a huge ant hill in the area...
I got lost...I wandered around for about an hour, while they waited for me, they couldn't attack till I got back...
I was starting to panic, when I found the two guys...."Cpl. Stewart sent me to give you a message."
"What's the message," asked Spence
I stared at him blankly for a few seconds...I forgot the message..
Then I had to find my way back to the others, I got lost again... in the quiet of the night, I heard Cpl. Stewart..."Cindy.....oooohhhh Ciiiinnndddy"
I found them...hung my head in shame...told him that when I finally found the two guys I forgot the message
He said kindly, "Never mind"
So we attack..we did have the element of surprise, cause it took so long before we attacked...ahem
It looked really cool in the night to see the flames shoot out of the guns...
I was walking toward's the enemy, gun blazing...when I got captured...they tried to take my gun away to used against my guys...but I wouldn't give it to them...
The worst part, was that I was so dead serious about becoming a good tough soldier..and I was super klutz
The only thing I did really good, we had a 5 mile hike (part of our group was wiped out by a swarm of bees...us guys in the front accidentally stirred them up, but the others got stung
When we finished, the girls got a ride back to the base....but me and Gunderson (female) were the only two who walked back with the guys...spending more time with Cpl. Stewart had nothing to do with it
SSEP73 Jericho Base
I joined the Student Summer Employment program - SSEP 73, I grew up in the Fraser Valley, near the Yankee border, in a town called, Abbotsford
I lived with my Aunt Winnie in Vancouver, that summer, funny thing the army base at Jericho was in the hippy district
What kills me, is that Led Zeppelin played Vanc. that summer...but every Friday I would catch the bus home, and stay with my Mum for the weekend
In 74 they didn't have any work for me...so I joined the Seaforth Highlanders in their summer program...until they found out I had already complete the summer program a year before, I got kicked out.
In the summer of 74 I had a kind of nervous breakdown, and quit the army...then my sister invited me to live with her and her husband in Windsor across the river from Detroit...thus began my 18 months of hell, but I came out of that a little tougher and a little bitter, especially about my family
April 1977 in Nanaimo I joined the Canadian Scottish Regiment (where the guys wear kilts and the girls wear pants, don't know why we were not allowed to wear kilts)
But I was older, not eating well, and out of shape...then they found out I had done the summer program and completed it in 73, I got kicked out of C Scot R...but this time I was glad...I ended up switchboard/typist for the Dept. of Indian & Inuit Affairs
The two guys I remember from CScotR was Rose and Meek, great names for soldiers and I may tell the story of "Sgt. Meek and his little ducklings"
Nemesis_4712 February 2012 at 10:40pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
I met a guy who came back from summer postings, he bragged that he was a card carrying Nazi - and during a long truck ride he sang the most revolting anti-Semitic song I've ever heard, I gave him the evil eye, I'm not Jewish, but very pro-Israeli - I should have reported him
One time at the mess I was doing tarot cards for Stu - the devil card showed up - I said this means you've had some dealing with black magic - did you I ask - he nods and says Haiti and that's all he would tell me
Nemesis_4713 February 2012 at 5:23amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
One night I stayed so late at the mess that I couldn't get a bus - Danny Wallace hinted in a very subtle way that I could stay there, sleep on the couch (alone I might add) I was a little slow, he repeated it, oh I get it now, hide in the bathroom till everyone goes home.
The Jericho Jr. Ranks Mess was around during the 2nd World War - anybody remember maxi coats? I used my coat as a blanket and fell asleep - I woke aroun 3:00a.m. and saw a shadow of a man standing in the corner - he was wearing a uniform - the ghost of a soldier killed in the war? I wasn't even scared, I just went back to sleep.
The only time I saw the inside of the Occifer's er Officer's Mess, when they got about 5 or 6 of us to move their grand piano - yes they had a grand piano - Jr. Ranks, we had a jute box
Nemesis_4715 February 2012 at 7:07amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Did this ever happen to you?
In 1976 I was living in Windsor, I had gone across the river to Detroit to watch a Bi-Centennial parades.
At the time I was doing my best to look like a hippie when I was in Air Cadets we did a big march, all the cadet units in B.C., gathered in Vancouver. My friend and I hoped some hippies would cause problems so we could beat them up, but it's hard to look tough when you are marching behind a band playing the theme to Hogan's Heroes. We were around 16 and it was the Summer of Love 1969
Anyway, I had a long fro, nice tunic top and jeans, oh and I was wearing "earth sandals" remember earth shoes. So a marching band stops in front of me, dressed like British redcoats - I was leaning on a lamp post.
when the leader of the band, drum major?, yelled "Attention!!!" and I swear he sounded just like Sgt. Adams,
This was 2 years after I left the Mickey Mouse unit. So this guy yells "Attention" and I snapped to attention, I was in a large crowd of people,
When I turned to leave hoping no one noticed there was a guy behind me smiling
I slunk out of there, curse Adams
Nemesis_4715 February 2012 at 6:16pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
We had a very important inspection - a General no less, what we had to go through to prepare, we had to learn how to properly go "hip hip hooray" and remove our green berets etc.
Adams told us not to look towards the sun, it will make you sneeze, of course a couple people glanced up and started sneezing. I think someone fainted, not sure on that one.
The General comes, walking up one line of us then the other - Adams was there and maybe W/O Fear er I mean W/O Freer
I think each and everyone of us was praying - please don't stop and talk to me please.
Standing at attention the General is coming closer, he stops in front of me - checking my hat badge, symbol of the signal corp is the God Mercury - messenger of the Gods - he checked my boots nice polish.
Then he said to me, "Do you think women are as good as men in the army, Private?"
"Sir, better Sir!"
Adams says: "Well said, Miller!?"
I sigh with relief
Nemesis_4715 February 2012 at 8:07pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
One of my fave movies was Lawrence of Arabia - I loved imitating T.E. in the mess by lighting a match and letting it burn to my finger - the guys would try and couldn't do - and I'd say in a Lawrence/Peter O'Toole accent when someone would asked him "doesn't it hurt" and Lawrence would reply, "The thing is not to mind it" of course the guys at the mess didn't notice when I went to the ladies washroom - silent screaming, jumping up and down and pouring cold water on my finger -
Nemesis_4718 February 2012 at 12:26pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Darroch the admin from 744 Comm Old Timers was very nice to me yesterday - and someone being nice to me is like kryptonite
Someone over there posted something that was a tad mean (now that I'm used to, I inspired mean) so in a huff I left the group.
But Darroch is a Facebook friend and he messaged me, and brought me back into the group and said, don't worry about a couple of sour apples.
I told him I wasn't used to the board format different from this place and my other board -
He said, maybe just cool it on the music videos, I replied but they all have to do with the military, lol but I say okay
But he did say he wanted from me more Sgt. Adams stories and maybe some Sheffle stories, (my first boyfriend, almost married him shudder)
Then I get an email that he created a special drawer for music videos and movie clips - guess they have to be connected to the military somehow.
Wow, what a nice guy - and he looks like a younger Christopher Lee
Wonder what Stu is doing? sigh
Nemesis_4718 February 2012 at 5:49pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
I had a dream about Stu - why was it so icky? shrug
Anywho, will write up this Adams story here, polish it up then post it over there.
We were having a big inspection, everyone was using a lint brush to tidy up our uniforms. Adams went up to one of the guys and asked him to use the lint brush on his back. The fella reversed the lint brush, which left all the lint on the brush all over Adams back, I wonder if he ever found out.
One of the guys was talking about going to Fort Lewis in Washington State. The Canadian Armed Forces uniform is green and so is the beret. The guy said three of them were in a diner in some small town in Washington State.
Some redneck came up to them and asked if they were Green Berets. The guy put on a fake southern accent and said, "Yes sir, we are part of the Rocky Mountain Regiment" I think the man paid their diner bill.
This is a story from my time with the Canadian Scottish Regiment here in Nanaimo (where the guys where kilts and the girls wear pants)
Sgt. Meek took a group of us to the incinerator with bags of papers from the office to be burned for security reasons. We were walking single file behind Meek towards the incinerator when I muttered to my friend Connie - "I feel like one of Sgt. Meeks little ducklings" Leading the way Meek said, "I heard that Miller"
After that Connie and I always refereed to us as Sgt. Meek and his Little Ducklings.
This one goes back to my time in Air Cadets. 521 Mission City Squad. in Mission, a town over from Abbotsford. It's called Mission cause there a Benedictine Monastery on top of a mountain there, but that's another story.
My friend Cathy and I were part of the first females to join air cadets - we had to wear skirts, the top part of our uniform was like the British WW2 battledress. The uniform probably was left over from WW2.
Well, pantyhose has just come out, with that "one size fits all" and for the first time I wore pantyhose to cadets.
Well we were marching around I realized that my pantyhose was falling down. I finally had to inform our drill sergeant - blush
He said, "All right, all you men avert your eyes so Miller can pull up her panty hose." And that's what I did. Yeah, "one-size-fits-all"
Best part of air cadets was getting a ride in a military DC3, I got to sit at the navigator desk and wear headphones. I never did get those flying lessons.
The reason I joined the army reserve instead of air force. The closest air force reserve unit was on Vancouver Island at Comox. And my aunt lived in Vancouver, so it worked out.
Nemesis_4718 February 2012 at 10:31pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
It pays to have the same last name as the manager for The Hooters
He seems like a nice guy - gotta be careful not to come on too strong and scare him off - I do that sometimes - but I did send him Red Dragon Blues lyrics and asked him which rockers it is about, on the surface its Arthur and Merlyn, but really about two hard rockers.
Nemesis_4719 February 2012 at 4:49amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
He said "Sailing Seas" is promising but wordy - I emailed back that Stairway to Heaven is wordy and that song did okay
Nemesis_4719 February 2012 at 7:33pmPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
Come into my parlour said
the spider to the fly
Walked in eyes wide open and wondered why
He is the master of the grand deception and lies
Not fair not fair when I found myself in
the Spider-King's lair
not fair, not fair
trouble coming from over seas
No one to save except for the
birds and the bees
Walked right in
Look at that traitor's grin
Come into my parlour
He did so sweetly sing
and there he was
the elder of elder's
the Spider King
can't hide or run no more
no more is it war?
Maybe a tale of ancient lore
I wonder what it's for what it's for
I'm such a tiresome bore - oh lord
must be out of my gourd
or out of my comfort zone
or did I stray into the Twilight Zone
Don't know, don't care anymore more
just don't care just condone condone
Hear the sounds of a sweet little piggy
guitar playing man and little Miss Piggy
Met the man oh my stars my stars
It's Ziggy the Ziggy but
where's the Spider's from Mars?
Where did they go, the Spiders
cmm Feb. 19/12
still need loads of work
Nemesis_4720 February 2012 at 4:43amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
So Raffan couldn't remember me, and I have a vague memory of his name, sheesh we were in the same unit -
so he asked for my maiden name I told him, his reply - Hi, Yes, Cynthia Miller, now I remember you.
I replied, is that a good thing or bad? lol
Nemesis_4720 February 2012 at 8:01amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
i wonder if people know what poetic license and imagination is - or do they take everything literally, nah no one could take lyrics or poetry as if it would literally true