Monday, April 8, 2013

I Worked at Lockheed throughout the Cold War

My career spanned 35 years
by Robert C.

I began work at Lockheed-Georgia in June of 1953. It was just a few weeks after I graduated from Stephens High School, located, at that time, in Calhoun, Georgia. After one year of employment, I was drafted into military service in the United States Army, where I served overseas in Germany. After my tour of duty in the military ended, I returned to Lockheed, and was rehired. At Lockheed-Georgia, I was fortunate to have worked on the B-47, C-130, C-141 and C-5. I also accompanied a team of mechanics sent to Burbank, California, to transfer the outer wing section back to Lockheed-Georgia in March of 1989. I opted for early retirement and left after 35 years of service.