Red Wing was a great place. I recall not wanting to leave - not wanting to go home, really. I was in Grinnell cottage. On March 7, 1968, I was discharged. I was in Lino Lakes before Red Wing while I was 'evaluated' and deemed unfit to go home. A few months after I was discharged from the Wing I ran away from home and went to California and eventually Coolidge, Arizona where I stayed with my aunt. I enrolled in 12th grade high school and had a job stocking shelves at a grocery store. My mistake was writing home to let my mom know I was ok. She called my parole officer so when I came home from school one day, they picked me up. I was flown straight back to Minnesota and placed in Sauk Center. More evaluation. This time they figured it was ok to send me home. I left home again a few months later but lived in town (Grand Rapids, MN) until I graduated from High School at age 17. Forty-Five years later I'm the Director of Public Works for the City of Palmer, Alaska.