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McDonald, Jim (1974-1977)

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Home Town:    Kelso, Washington
Unit at Loring:    42nd CSG
First Day at Loring:    Remember driving down the highway forever until it ran into a dead end and turning left for Loring.   After making that turn I remember how beautiful the scenery was the rest of the way  on that  July 1974 day. 
Most Memorable Experience:    My two sons, Jimmy and Michael received a sled for Christmas and my wife Linda and I decided to try it  out at the ski slope on base.  It was a beautiful day without a cloud in the ski.  After just a very short while we decided to head back home.  Everyone was feeling very cold, and  after going a few blocks the truck quit on us, and we all started  walking, after a short while someone stopped and picked us up.  While taking us home  he told us it was 20 below outside and we all could of froze to death. 
Last Day at Loring:    Saying goodbye to everyone, and how excited everyone was about going  to our next assignment Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, and visiting with relatives.
What did you do after Loring?    After 20 years, I retired as a TSgt from the Air Force in 1983.  In January, 2011 I retired from the Army Corps of Engineers.  Have been enjoying my retirement by going on cruises,  and working on my genealogy.
If you agree, people can contact you at (email):    mcdonaldj@surewest.net