Red Aldridge of Buena Park, California, at Hoag Hospital September 1,1991
Great talk. Red was a fighter pilot in World War Two and Korea, a test pilot, and an air force officer. He got a late start, but booze caught up with him long before he discovered how to shake it. A really great talk about the progression of alcoholism in an otherwise healthy body and personality. The miracle of his recovery. A bit about the 12 steps and how he works the program. Some interesting insights into the real meaning of spirituality and emotional immaturity. The power of the group. He says ,”If I had flown alone I’d a been shot to hell the first time out”. He knew that he needed Alcoholics Anonymous to survive, too. I loved this talk. How it was, what happened, and what it’s like now. A really great speaker.