I walked to the pool almost daily. It was a long walk, because we had to walk to the main gate to get onto the base. The main gate was out of our way. If we could have walked directly to the pool, it would have cut out about 15 to 20 minutes of walking.
One day as we were leaving to go to the pool, my brother Lee announced that he had found a shortcut to the pool. There was a small area where he had been able to squeeze underneath the barbed wire fence. So we headed for the fence to take the shortcut.
It was a secluded area he had found. There were a lot of plants growing in the area but no homes or buildings. My brother pulled up a piece of the fence and showed me the narrow opening. Then Lee demonstrated how easy it was to squeeze underneath the fence by pulling himself under and climbing out on the other side. "Now you go through" my brother told me. All I was wearing was my bathing suit and thongs. I was carrying a towel, which I passed to my brother before I squeezed through.
I began squeezing through. I was a little curvier than my slim brother so it was difficult. I finally got to where the fence was at my waistline and I was stuck. My butt was too big to move forward, and my boobs weren't allowing me to scoot backwards. I was stuck in the middle with no where to go. My brother tried pulling me, but I wouldn't budge.
My brother told me he would get help and left me lying prone under the fence. I laid there worrying about bugs getting on me. Finally, help came in the form of the United States Marines. Five or Six Marines arrived with my brother, and after rescuing me, I received a lecture on not going on the base without going through the main gate. Thankfully, my ID card was wrapped in my towel or I may have been in additional trouble. I stood in front of a group of young Marines, not much older than me, and received my lumps. Immediately, other Marines arrived to fix the fence and I was delegated to the long walk through the main gate forever more.