Sunday, as I drove onto the SeaBee base to go to the gym, I was asked to pull over.
This happens from time to time; you're asked for registration, proof of insurance, open your trunk, and you stand there while they look through your car.
This time however I was asked to walk about 25 feet away and stand in front of a military person in full combat gear holding an M16 and keep my back to my car and stay there until I was told I could return to my car.
I'm a 69-year-old retired U.S. Navy warrant officer and my license plate says Vietnam Veteran.
I realize you give up a lot of rights when you enter a military installation, but really? This is what it has come to? I have no words. I drove away with tears in my eyes.