Going to war was not my idea. I drew a low draft number and entered ROTC in order to finish college. I was not one of the anti-war types and never considered fleeing to Canada to avoid the draft or serving. It was just not my first choice of careers when I finished college. But I was called and I did my duty.
After graduating from UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training) at Reese AFB, Texas, I received orders to fly C-130’s in Southeast Asia for 18 months. Arriving in mid 1971, my orders would carry me thru the end of 1972 in the war zone.
Submitted by Administrator on Wed, 2010-06-23 15:53
By: Adam Cunyus
Below is a short, well made video representing the importance that petroleum plays in our everyday lives. In light of the continued demonization of the industry I thought it was timely to illustrate petroleum’s vast uses in many products other than gasoline. Please keep in mind that liquid petroleum hydrocarbons (i.e. crude oil) and its byproducts are mostly used for refined transportation fuel (71% according to the EIA-DOE), but 23% is used for industrial purposes (i.e. all the things the guy loses in the video).