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Hatcher, Edwin Bruce (1970-1972)

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Home Town: Augusta, Georgia
Unit at Loring: 42 FMS
First Day at Loring: My first day was like being on a different planet, I arrived on 12 June 1970, it snowed that night in Presque Isle.  Being from Augusta Georgia, ~1400 miles south, experiencing such an occurrence was highly unusual for me. My first day on the job, as an air frame repairman, was all about getting acquainted with those gigantic G model B-52s, and KC-135 Stratotankers.
Most Memorable Experience: After having endured several days where the daily high temperature never climbed above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit, my '67 Plymouth's 318 engine refused to start. Even with straight 5 weight oil in the crankcase. I had to have it towed to a service station in Limestonw where it was parked in a maintenance bay and warmed up with a heater, after which it started up without hesitation. 
Last Day at Loring: After spending almost 2 yeare with some of the most remarkable professional people I have ever met, the day was somewhat dark for me, having to prepare for final departure from a place and an experience that could not have been encountered any where else on this planet. There was still a mountain of snow at the end of the runway.
What did you do after Loring? After departing Loring life, technical school was next to learn a marketable skill set, which for me was instrumentation technology, after learning a new skill set, I worked on instrumentation in chemical, petro-chemical plants, Commercial Nuclear Power stations, both those under construction and operating.
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