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Baker, Steve (1965-1969)*

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Hometown:  Vincennes, IN

Unit at Loring:  42nd Supply/23rd MMS

First day at Loring:

Very different than I was use to for October. SNOW UGH!! The flight from Boston to Presque Isle was quite a thrill with severe turbulents and lots of people getting sick. I remember the stark beauty of Maine and the remoteness of Loring.

Most memorable experience:  

I enjoyed playing drums in several bands while there and enjoyed a few trips to Mad Town on the weekends. There was also a small community of CB radio operators on the base and the area surrounding Loring. I met some great people while there.  Finally, my daughter Laura was born at Loring hospital in July of 1968...

Last Day at Loring:  

I was discharged in January of 1969; nothing like heading out in the dead of winter. I now had a wife and daughter and we drove to Indiana by going North to Rivière-du-Loup and followed the St. Lawerence River to Detroit.

What did you do after Loring?

- Worked as Assistant Manager at the Vincennes Elk’s Club and played drums at the Executive Inn Vincennes, and Evansville, Indiana and Owensboro, Kentucky.

- Got a divorce, bought a new 1970 Mustang right off the show room floor, and remarried.

- Went back to school and graduated with a B.S. Degree Purdue University School of Engineering and Technology.

- Went to work in Management for International Harvester Indianapolis, later to become Navistar and then International Truck and Engine.

- Retired after 31.5 years in various positions of Management and Engineering.

- Now I enjoy golf, metal detecting, fishing, hunting, and amateur radio.

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Loring AFB Open House 1966 - Wes Heintz and Steve Baker