The time was 1953 and the place was Laredo Air Force Base, Texas. I had just walked onto the flight line when the Air Police pulled up and asked me to place my photography case on the ground and step back.
The problem was that a Staff Sergeant and myself (an A/3C) were making nearly as much or more money each month than the Base Commander. To compound the problem, we were making all of it by selling pictures to the the cadets that the same Commander was responsible for training to be jet fighter pilots
One of the cadets complained that we were charging excessive prices for the photos and that started the investigation.