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Nyberg, Lawrence (1971-1973)

Profile Added:  9/12/2010 10:50:38 AM

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Hometown:  Chicago

Unit at Loring:  42 MMS

First day at Loring:  October 20, 1971, the 5th guy joining the SRAM program under Major Wadsworth.  My incoming sponsor (Sgt George Giery) took me to MMS office, signed in, and went to the barracks.  Never saw him again (learned he left the next day).  There was already some blowing snow in the air, an ominous indication of what was to come.

Most memorable experience:   Getting my nose broken by a moose calf.  My last 18 months I worked in the control room, opening up at 0500.  I would stop at Job Control, pick up the work orders, and take the back roads across the flight line to the MMS area (where all the big fire crackers were stored!).  One morning, the calf and his mom were blocking the road.  It was summer, my window was open.  The calf walked up to the door, stuck his head in the window, shook it smacking me in the face, and walked away.

DIdn't seem too funny at the time.

Last Day at Loring:   A nightmare.  I was fortunate to make E5 in just over three years.  If you recall, the country was in a small recession at the time.  My early plans were to go to work in commercial aircraft avionics maintenance at O'Hare, but at the end of '73 no one was hiring.  They (Capt. SIdebottom, Sgt George Heinze, the retention team) were so sure I was going to re-enlist at the last moment that there was no paperwork at personnel.  I didn't pass through the main gate until almost 4:30, instead of 10:00 AM!


What did you do after Loring: I've been working for Motorola ever since (36+ years) in numerous assignments.


If you agree, people can contact you at (email):larry.nyberg@motorola.com