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Evans, Roy A. (1964-1968)


Profile Added: 5/16/2012 16:30:06
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Home Town: Delbarton WV
Unit at Loring: 42 AMMS
First Day at Loring: I cannot remember much about the first day there.  I do remember being given a tour of the tunnels and thinking "Oh My God.  What have I gotten myself into".
Most Memorable Experience: In the early days, before I was married, Dan Silliman and I hitch hiked all around Northern Maine.  We got caught in a thunderstorm at one point and had to wait it out in someone's barn.
Last Day at Loring: It was in December and I was being transferred to Ramey AFB Puerto Rico.  I was suppose to leave on a Thursday, however, we had a blizzard and I did not leave until Saturday.  My wife and I were driving through the Hainesville Woods when a flock of birds tried to dodge a semi truck coming from the other direction and flew into my windshield.  One exploded on impact right in front of me.  I was blinded by all of the blood and gook on the windshield and had to stop in the middle of the road to clean the windshield with kleenex so that I could see to drive.
What did you do after Loring? I spent 21 years in the Air Force.  When we began shutting the Hound Dog down I was transferred to the Minuteman system.  My last duty assignment was at Vandenberg AFB CA.  I was the shop chief in the Electronics Lab.  My best friend also worked in the lab and we had identical dates if rank.  I had seniority because of an earlier enlistment date.  I was then tapped by the commander to become the First Sergeant when the current one was suddenly discharged for misbehavior.  This was the best assignment I ever had.  While stationed at Vandenberg I completed my Masters Degree and retired in 1984.  Eventually I went to work as a counselor and once I got my license as a Therapist.  I am now retired and living in Florida.  And I am loving retired life.  Lots of sun, golf, and fun.
If you agree, people can contact you at (email): ralevans@yahoo.com
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