by John D.
After graduating high school, I did a single enlistment in the Navy. I then began working at Lockheed in Marietta, Georgia. It was in 1953, just prior to C-130 production. I was a capital electrical and electronic equipment space assembly installer. The C-141 simulator and C-5A followed, and I gained valued training. My electronic vocation school training came into play, and I was given new assignments, including quality control inspector and precision measuring equipment specialist. Altogether (layoffs set aside) I enjoyed 16 years Lockheed. All this greatly honed my technical development and provided me a most rewarding employment and career path. My experience with Lockheed eventually led to a most successful professional retirement in government service.