Airman 1st Class, U.S. Air Force
Served from 1955-'59, ready reserve from 1959-'63.
Memory: “I was stationed at Lincoln Air Force Base with the Strategic Air Command's 307th Bomb Wing as an aircraft engine mechanic on KC-97s. I spent time in England, Newfoundland and Thule, Greenland. While in Lincoln, the bomb wing went to England in 1956. The people there were really friendly to us, as it was just 11 years after WWII. Signs of the war were still there. In 1957, we were in Newfoundland, a beautiful place. In 1958, I was in Thule, Greenland (in photo), where there was no grass or trees, just snow, rock and dirt. I was glad to go home from there. We were on ‘ready alert' a lot of time both in Lincoln and overseas.”
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