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Hometown: Arlington, Tex 76010
Unit at Loring: 42nd Field Maint.
First day at Loring:
Was air-lifted from Carswell on C-124. The base appeared new and clean, especially the barracks. The one hangar looked kindly forlorn. Later Luria docks were added so we could work on B-36's out of the elements. My first impressions of the base were good.
Most memorable experience:
I guess the early months in trying to make an operational squadron out of the personnel (including some misfits) which had been off-loaded from other bases and Col. Bertram C. Harrison's desire to fly 1,000 hours the first month. I was rewarded for the long hours by being promoted to both Staff and Tech Sgt. during my time at Loring.
Last Day at Loring:
I finished my tour on 30Mar55. Out processing went smoothly but I felt somewhat sad because I had enjoyed my four years in the Airforce and my two years at Limestone/Loring AFB in spite of the long hours I spent on the flightline.
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