Thursday, April 4, 2013

Veterans Were My Inspiration

I was hooked on aerospace as a student in the early 1960s
by Laurence H.

I started at Lockheed in Marietta as a coop student in 1962. When I first saw the production line with C-130 and C-141 aircraft stretching as far as the eye could see, I was hooked. That led to my post-college career at Lockheed from 1966 to 1988 working in the structures engineering department. I worked on the C-130 and C-141 programs, including the C-141B. My favorite memory is of the many Lockheed World War II and Korean War Veterans with whom I worked as they were my inspiration. My son has followed in my footsteps and is working on the F-22 program.