OCS Class 58B


Subject: Where I've been and some of what I've done.
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 19:18:27 -0500
From: "Doyle Cooter"  <kuter@xtn.net>

After OCS I went to pilot training. Moore AB, TX for primary and Webb AFB, TX for Basic. After graduation my first assignment was MATS, Charleston AFB, SC. After 2 1/2 years of flying C-121-C's I transitioned to C-130E's.

In Aug 63 moved to Patrick AFB, Fl as the MAC/LO to the AFETR. Real good job still flew C130's out of CHS. Next was my hardship tour, Ramey AFB, PR. Three years of golf and flying the Caribbean in a C-54 or a Cessna 310. Real tough but all good things come to an end.

Next off to war and my tour in RVN. I was an Airlift controller for the 834 AD at TSN. Good job, but busier than the dickens.

I got my SAC tour after RVN with an assignment to Grissom AFB, In. Was supposed to fly tankers but I was an Aircraft Maintenance Squadron CO for three years. Flew C-47 and T29's.

In 70 it was on to Langley and the cockpit. C-130E's, it felt like old home week. Served as Squadron Operations Off, Squadron Exec and Wing Stan Evaluation Officer. Bootstrap at W&M and was staring an assignment to Pope and I came to the Hills of Tennessee in Sept 77.

Settled in Elizabethton, TN. Went to work as a HR Mgr. for a large rayon mill, 1500 employees. In 86 moved to Greeneville, TN, my home as Corp HR Dir. for an International Tobacco wholesaler. Flew Citation, Kingair 200 and Cessna 310 for fun.

Retired again in 91 and ended up working as a Consultant in Occupational Medicine for a local hospital. It's fun to do something you have helped write the book about. I work part-time, name my own hours, generally, play golf and fish. I serve on a numbers of boards and committees, mostly dealing with education and our community.

Oh yes I am at the disposal of my BOSS for any number of Honeydoos.

Life is short my friends, Let's live to the fullest.

The Cooter's, Dick and Doris