Talking about his sparring matches with Peter Parker "Spider Man"
"I've been nailed once or twice with that jump over the head and kick to the back of the head trick by him. I ducked a little and figured I avoided his attack and got kicked before I could figure out I had been had. Just sparring of course. I don't know if THAT is him. Parker's about my age now. That would make him somewhere between 62-65 years old." -stormm
"I was only with Company 305 about 10 weeks, before I got moved downstairs to UDT-6, and then on to Cambodia as a fully active Ultra. Parker scored tops in the Company during that time. He was quite popular, and rightly so. He had a great head on his shoulders, physically fit as anyone could be. Agile as all hell. Humble as dirt and friendly and sincere in his interactions with everyone. I was not an easy guy to approach, and that didn't help when I got sick and was given LSD in my meds and had an episode in the barracks before being carted to sick bay in restraints. He helped calm me down. That *could* have gone VERY bad and been lethal to somebody. He probably saved a few peoples' lives that day with how he handled me. I trusted him probably more than anyone else in the company, though I thought most of them were pretty good guys. But I was hoping to escape MK Ultra by being a sailor. I just got into it worse than ever. Parker had his own reasons for being there, and as far as I could see, he was doing okay with it. That's about as much as I know, except the next time I saw him, he was appearing as "Spiderman" with the Shrine Circus in Rochester, NY, and a few other deals. Totally masked. Nobody had a clue. He recognised me right away, and we had yet another little sparring match in the back dressing rooms and all, and he always managed to score on me with some crazy acrobatic deal that you would not believe a guy could pull off." -John Stormm
"I sparred with him quite a few times, especially back in Company 305, 11th Battalion at Great Lakes Naval Base. We did a bit in the off hours in the "drying room". That was often used for impromptu matches of sorts. We'd make use of all the corners and wall surfaces to make our attacks. He had a really nice and sincere smile that would practically light up his face. Great guy!" -John Stormm