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Fish, James (1977-1980)*

Profile Added:  12/18/2011 9:32:17 AM

Jim in basic training, 1977

Hometown: Bellville, Ohio

Unit at Loring: 42BW/CSG


First day at LoringFresh out of Basic training, I flew back to Maryland to pick up my VW camper and head to Loring.  By not even going to Tech School, it was a bit overwhelming.  Got settled in the barracks by Capt Bjorklund, and then onto my work station at the Standardization/Evaluation Division.  My first supervisor was SSGT Shelia Miller, and Colonel Frank Schlier.


Most memorable experience: That is hard to say, I have so many.  Met so many great people and still remain friends with some of the civilians that were kind enough to show their hospitality to us service folks.


Last Day at Loring: Very cold, on Dec 15, 1980 and a bit sad to be leaving.  It was 25 or 30 below zero.  Gas flap froze  open on my fill up heading south.  I wish I would have had the parka for the trip south.


What did you do after Loring: After leaving the service, went back to Maryland to work for Medical Personnel Pool, Arbitron Ratings, lived in Greenbelt National Park as a Volunteer for the National Park Service, moved to Florida and worked as a Hearing Instrument specialist, Medical Collections for Physicians Sales and Service - St Petersburg Florida, after 22 years in Florida moved back to Ohio where we moved from in 1965 when moving to Maryland.  Retired now with uncontrolled diabetis, and living in Bellville Ohio.  When we can we ride the bike for the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders, and various volunteer work with a small group of musicians playing out at various churches and State Correctional Facilities.


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