I married and went into
the AF in 1954 after finishing college.
The AF was good to me in assignments, education, etc so I stayed for a
20 year career. My assignments were as
-- 3 ½ years at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama
– admin duties at the Command
& Staff School.
-- 4 months at March AFB
in Riverside CA in Communications Intelligence Officer
-- 1 ½ years (59-60) at Wheelus AFB in Tripoli, Libya
as OIC of one of the Flights of the 6938th Radio Squadron
Mobile. The unit was deactivated in 60
so I was sent to Karamursel to finish my overseas tour.
-- Karamursel one year
(summer 60 – summer 61). Served
as OIC of Baker Flight. Since my wife
was with me in Tripoli, they let me take her
and we lived in Yalova. We commuted daily by VW to the base where
my wife worked in the Civil Engineers.
We saw as much of Turkey
as time would allow, including several trips to Istanbul.
The whole Baker flight went to Istanbul
on the Yalova ferry and spent a New
Years break at the Hilton to start the 1961
-- 3 years at Goodfellow AFB in San
Angelo TX teaching
in the Communications Officer Course.
-- 3 years at Duke University
in grad school preparing to teach science at the AF Academy. Then taught at the Academy for 7 years in
Life Sciences Dept.
-- Was sent to Thailand to Ubon AFB and Nakom Phanom (NKP) as an Intelligence Officer for my last
-- Discharged to
retirement at Travis AFB upon return to the States in Nov 74.
-- Went back to school at Colorado State.
After completion of degree in 76, I started a new 25-year career in
College Administration at Louisburg College back in my home state of North Carolina. Retired from 2nd career in late
2001. My wife of 53 years and I are
enjoying our retirement years.