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Hometown: Sterling, MA
Unit at Loring: 42nd Field Maintenance Squadron
First day at Loring:
I drove to Loring from my home in Sterling, MA. My parents drove thier car so they could check out the base too. I drove my car. We arrived on a weekend so I wasn't able to "muster" in until Monday. I came straight out of Basic at Lackland so this was my first PCS. I guess I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect. On monday I ran into a buddy I had at Lackland. His name is Gordon Samer. He was assigned to another squadron, but as I recall we both went through the "mustering" in process together. So, my first day at Loring went quite smoothly. Of course that was about 50 years ago. Maybe I forgot something.
Most memorable experience:
On many occasions during the long Winter months, my car simply would not start on those VERY COLD mornings. I had a relatively new car. It was a 1956 Ford Fairlane. A buddy of mine had a 1956 Pontiac Silver Streak. He would push me with his car to get mine started. He really gave me a good "chewing out" (in fun) for not buying a Pontiac.
Last Day at Loring:
It was Heaven. Even though I made many friends at Loring, when I got my orders to go to Bergstrom AFB in Austin, Texas I was thrilled. WARM WEATHER again.
What did you do after Loring:
After being staioned at Bergstrom AFB for about 8 months, I was reassinged to Nouasseur AB in Morocco, North Africa. Upon my completion over there I came back to the States, obtained my honorable discharge in Charlston, SC and came home to Sterling, MA. I worked at Norton Company in Worcester, MA for 36 years and have been retired for over 18 years. I have a wonderful wife, four adult children (two boys and two girls) and seven fabulous grandchildren. Four boys and 3 girls.
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