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Sherrer, Richard N. (1981-1986)


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Home Town: Easton, Pennsylvania
Unit at Loring: 42 CES (Civil Engineering Squadron)
First Day at Loring: The first night I stayed at a little motel just off base.  I checked in at the housing office the following day and was handed a bunch of house keys. They told me to check out which one I wanted.  I think it was 4101 D Wyoming Circle that I accepted.
Most Memorable Experience: "The first winter there I saw 220 inches of snow and experienced an earthquake.  It cracked a portion of the hospital, making it unstable and had to close that portion off.  

By March of 1982, it was a snow tunnel from the front door to the car.  I remember opening the Second floor window and walking on top of the snow to get to work a few times.

Of course, I cannot forget the volunteer time with REACT and the Red Cross while there.  The countless hours I spent in Presque Isle with both of these organizations.  Ruth Mulford ran the Red Cross office while I was there.  She had an unfortunate drinking problem though that affected how the chapter conducted business.  I must had taught over 200 courses in CPR and first aid in the 5 years there.  Plus, I was also the chapter chairman for 2 years in a row.  Along with that, I also assisted with countless hours of CB channel 9 monitoring through REACT and other community activities that the team got involved with.

Enough Said"
Last Day at Loring: It was hectic with the packing and moving to Langley AFB, Virgina.  Not much to say except thinking about the long trip through Maine to get to Pennsylvania.
What did you do after Loring? After Loring, I finished my Air Force career at Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia and stayed after retirement until 1995.  I went back to Pennsylvania because I could not find steady employment there.  I had a job with the Morning Call newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania until a job offer came from Korea for a teaching position and decided to take it.  I have been here since 2000 and enjoying life here.  I have been teaching at Tongwon University,(www.tw.ac.kr) for the past 8 years and will probably continue as long as I can.  Since I am retired military, I have access to the U.S.military installations here for shopping at the commissary and Exchange, as well as bank, APO post office and other facilities.  So gives me the best of both worlds.
If you agree, people can contact you at (email): RichardNSherrer@gmail.com
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