Born in Ogunquit, Maine and lived the majority of my first eighteen years there.
Had nine years enlisted and attained the rank of TSgt (E6) as a radar maintenance technician. Highest positions held were NCOIC of C & E, and C & E Maintenance Inspector at Antigo AFS, Wisconsin.
My memories of OCS are THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE UGLY!!!!!
Life After OCS
My first permanent duty assignment after flying/technical schools was as a B-52G copilot at Robins AFB, GA. Later upgraded to Standboard Copilot and Pilot. After one TDY tour in SEA from Robins AFB, I was assigned to Ellsworth AFB, SD. After two TDY tours to SEA, I was upgraded to Instructor Pilot and assigned to Wing Headquarters as Chief of Bomber Scheduling. From there I was assigned to Kelly AFB as a Flight Test Pilot and Chief B-52 Flight Examiner. Attained the rank of Major as a regular officer. Retired at Kelly AFB after 13 years of commissioned service. I then purchased a gentlemen’s farm of 15 acres in Maine. I then began my tenure with GTE, which included positions of Senior Electronics Technician, Senior Engineering Tec, and Senior Buyer. After working at plants in Maine and New Hampshire, I retired for “good.”
After selling a home in New Hampshire, and finally settled down in Labelle, FL, where I met my current bride Mary. We bought an old radio station, and after extensive remodeling, leased the offices. A few years later we purchased the remaining lots on the block. Between the office complex and our home, I keep busy. No mortgage payments – so we can continue to feast on delicious Maine lobsters! LIFE IS GOOD!! GOD BLESS!!