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Home Town: Fort Worth TX
Unit at Loring: 42nd FMS
First Day at Loring: I arived about 0130 Hours ,in mid March after being assigned to Limestone AFB on my return from Korea, in my 1949 Studerbaker and snow was piled at least 5 feet on each side of the road as I was a S/Sgt I was sent to the transit quarters for NCO"s in a large building the called Buckingham Palace , That afternoon I reported th my First Sgt. and then he called my new NCOIC M/Sgt David Casey a veteren of WWll I was asigned as NCO in charge of 2 engine and unit chance crews on R4360 engines on B-36 aircraft.
Most Memorable Experience: Some time in the summer of 1953 I went to a dance in Grand Falls Canada and meet a very beautiful young girl who was 21 years old I dated her several times but always had to meet her at a cafe in Grand Forks as she lived on a farm out side of town. One evening I went to meet her and there was her 4 brothers, father and mother and a prist and was told in a very strong way go home Yank so that was the end of that.
Last Day at Loring: I was dicharged around 1000hrs on the 26th of June 1954 said so long to several good friends got on my old Studerbaker and with my muster out pay drove back to Texas back then you had 90 days ti reinlist with out lose of rank I stayed out 52 days reinlisted and stayed 28 years retired as a Chief in 1979
What did you do after Loring? As I said above I stayed in the Air Force for a bit over 28 years I served in Texas, Illinois, twice in Nam, Okinawa, Alaska and Germany I married the love of my life in 1957 we had 4 children after I retired from the Air Force I went to work for General Dynamics as a forman and general forman on the F-16 and the A-12 program I retired from Lockheed in 1994 I am now 81 years old and I am sure there is a lot I have forgot about my time in the 42nd Bomb Wing "heavy"
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