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Guirey, Tom (1960-1961)

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Hometown:  Sterling Heights, MI

Unit at Loring:  42 FMS

First day at Loring:

I remember riding the bus through the Hainsville woods and seeing snow still on the ground in late April. Turned on my roommate's radio ( hadn't met him yet) and heard the local weather man predicting bright sun shiney clouds!! Remember thinking "WHERE AM I??" While signing in at the Orderly Room, I met First Sgt. Patterson.....what a piece of work he was.

Most memorable experience:  

I was in a group of crazies who called themselves "The Internationals" I believe the name came from all the places the guys had been stationed. I vaguely recall there was a little drinking involved !!! I still hear from some of them all these years later!! Loring truly was a special place.

Last Day at Loring:  

Hectic like any COS. Had cross trained into missles and was on my way to Turkey.

What did you do after Loring:
I used my service training (Ground Power) to continue working in the electrical field for eight years as a contractor and thirty-one years as an electrician at Ford Motor Company. I retired in 2002. I married my high-school sweetheart 46 years ago and our four children have blessed us with a dozen grandchildren.  My life has been good in part because of the life and work skills I learned at that most formative time.
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