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Cruse, Clarence (1966-1968)

Profile Added:  7/4/2011 10:48:46 AM

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Hometown:  Clinton New Jersey

Unit at Loring:  42 CES and 42 AEMS

First day at Loring:  After arriving on the base bus that met us at Presque Isle airport, I got my room assignment and went to the 42nd CES chow hall.  Someone told a guy named Chaney that I was assigned to paint shop.  I can remember him screaming "My replacement is here".  He shipped out three months later.  Later that day I met this short timer and the first thing he said to me was, Hi!, can I borrow a quarter"?

Most memorable experience:   When I first went to my recruiters office in Flushing New York, he told me and my friends about all the great places we could be stationed.  He kept saying we would end up in Hawaii.  The day I was out processing, he was in processing.  I said "Hi Sarge, welcome to Hawaii".

Last Day at Loring:   I was on the base basketball team and they had a game at a high school about 40 miles south of base.  I drove to the game with my friend Jim Ruffin, watched the game and drove home.  I was actually on leave and had driven 600 miles back to Loring just to play in the base basketball tournament.


What did you do after Loring: I worked for IBM and Siemens (as an IBM employee) for 29 years and retired at 55.

I also joined the Army Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  The Air Force Reserve wouldn't take me because I had contacted Sardoid in my lungs when I was overseas.  There were some Army officers taking physicals at the same time and they offered to send me to Officers Candidate School.  Twenty years later I retire an LTC.


If you agree, people can contact you at (email):ccruse@yourloandoctor.com