The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits. This angelic spirit shows the past that occurred on or around Christmas. Some of the past are good memories....some leave you questioning mankind and forever haunt you.

It was December first in 1981. Typically the military brought in fresh recruits before the holidays. They wanted them to get acclimated before Christmas. The company clerk knocked on my door. He told me I had a new roommate. In walked a snot nose fresh Military Policeman just out of the school in Fort McClellan Alabama. He was a Private E-1 from southern Oklahoma. His name was Mark Walters. I was often given new recruits to be roommates because I had lived in Germany for three years and knew the ropes.