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Lanza, Benny (1967-1971)*

Profile added 4/22/2010 7:46:23 PM

 Chanute AFB, 1967 (Fire Guard @ Tech school) 
1967 - Limestone Apartment
Benny 1967
Benny & Kathy 2006
Benny & Kathy at home in Florida (2010)
Celebrating 40 years of marriage this year. 


Hometown:  Albany, NY

Unit at Loring:  42 OMS

First day at Loring:

My first day was exciting. Reported to my assigned unit, and directed to

the 1st Sgt. Ron Silvert and I reported together, he was assigned to

the bomber section, and I to the tanker section. I could not belived the size of this base.

Most memorable experience:  

The time I was headed back to base late at night in a snowstorm. I was driving a bunch of us from Caribou back to base. As I made the left turn down the hill toward the west gate the car went into a spin, and spun circles all the way down the hill and we stopped into a large snowbank.

It was like a large pillow. I still laugh about it today.

Last Day at Loring:  

Kind of sad in some ways. I was leaving the only life I knew, and my wife and I were headed out to a new and exciting adventure.


What did you do after Loring:

Moved to NY, had 3 children worked for Verizon communications for 31 years.

Joined the Army Reserves and retired in 1995.

Finally retired and now I live in Florida.


If you agree, people can contact you at (email):  majlanza@verizon.net