He wrapped all of his Vietnam experiences into one phrase, “Sin loi.” Tough shit. (sin loy -- a polite Vietnamese phrase literally meaning "excuse me" or "pardon me".)
The program arose from his studies of crime patterns in and around USC after a spate of assaults and robberies of student’s just blocks from campus. After collecting data, Calder used statistics to project the frequency and locations of future crimes in the neighborhoods surrounding the university.
The decommissioned space shuttle Endeavour had been flown to L.A. six years earlier, slowly moved through the streets of South - Central, and put on permanent display inside the air and space center at the park.
“What was CONUS?” “Continental United States. They didn’t want you going back to the mainland because of all the protests. But if you worked things right in Honolulu, you could sneak onto a flight in civvies and get back to L.A.”