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White, Richard W. (1985-1994)

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Home Town: Cherry Valley
Unit at Loring: 42nd Services Squadron
First Day at Loring: Jan 19th, 1985...it was COLD.  I cannot remember ever being so cold.  I remember the first shirt picking me up at the airport and getting me settled in.  I asked my roommate at the time if it was alright if I took off my uniform.  He looked at me like I had five heads. 
Most Memorable Experience: There are far too many from 10 years on station.  I can recount the life long friendships as the greatest thing I got out of the Air Force and Loring AFB.   If I had to choose one: the birth of my oldest son.  He was the only child I had born while in the USAF. 
Last Day at Loring: Lonely.  I was the last active duty military on base.  I was head of the billeting operation at that point and had to ensure everyone else had vacated the premises before handing over the keys to the civilians and the retired CMSgt who was transitioning the base.  It was surreal to spend 10 years in one place and watch it go from a vibrant, thriving community to empty.  By late summer of 1994 the moose and bear were starting to take the area over again.  
What did you do after Loring? Increased the carbon footprint by fathering 7 children.  I parlayed my computer administration from my old Services days into a full career and I am currently the Telecommunications director for a hospital system in central Massachusetts.
If you agree, people can contact you at (email): richard.w.white@charter.net