It was a time of military turmoil

Denton, MD

I was in the Air Force for 28 years, from 1952 through 1980, serving during the Korean and Vietman wars. I retired as an E-8 (SMS), earning among others the AF Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters and the small arms marksman medal. Basic training was at (now defunct) Parks AFB, Calif., (near Fairfield - 12 weeks at that time), and tech schools at Biloxi, Miss. (1952-1953 for Intercept Operator and 1963-1964 for Computer Maintenance Specialist). I spent seven years in Germany (1952-1956 and 1960-1963, the latter in Berlin when the Wall went up), time at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M., remote time at King Salmon Alaska, Tierra Amarilla, N.M. (radar sites), and Clark AFB, Philippines, two years at Cape Charles AFS, Va., five years at Beale AFB, Calif., (at the time the home of the SR-71), and eight years at March AFB (15th AF, one of the homes of the B-52), Calif. (where I retired). The last five years I was at March, I finished my education and received my BS and MA degrees, teaching part time at Riverside Community College. During that time I also set up and taught electronics technology at a special education center on the base for military and dependents. At retirement I was hired by Glendale Community College, Glendale, Calif., as a full-time tenured Instructor of Electronics and Computer Technology (essential experience gained in the service), where I taught for 22 years. I moved and currently live in Denton, Md., on the Eastern Shore called "Delmarva," not far from Dover AFB, Del. I just retired teaching part time at Anne Arundel Community College near Annapolis, Md., for nine years, reaching the age of 80. I am a proud member of American Legion Post 29.

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