My Life After Graduation
Once again, we sold our home, packed our belongings and headed east to Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois. This new assignment would turn out to be the shortest assignment of my twenty years. I had not been at Chanute for quite a year when I was notified that I would be reassigned again. In early 1973 we once again sold, our home packed our belongings and headed east to a new assignment. This time it was off to RAF Upper Heyford in the United Kingdom to maintain F-111 automated avionics test equipment. It was right after we got there that we added a daughter to the family. She was born in Oxford maternity hospital Oxfordshire England in May 1974; To this day, she still holds dual citizenship as a United Kingdom and US citizen.
It took some time to get use to driving a right hand drive car on the wrong side of the street. I had several exciting drive the first few weeks after arrival. It seemed strange to celebrate the American Bicentennial while living in the country we went to war with during the American Revolution! In late September 1977 when my overseas tour was complete, I received orders to report to the Strategic Air Command’s 509th Bomb Wing at Pease Air Force Base New Hampshire. The assignment I was to maintain FB-111 automated avionics test …show more content…
I retired from L-3 Communications (Litton Electron Devices Division sold to Northrop Grumman and eventually sold it to L-3 Communications) at the end of June 2008 after 25 years. My elderly parents have long since passed and I married a lovely local woman and so here, my roots have