Eastwood, Lauren, MSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
423X4-Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems Mechanic
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1983-1988, 423X4, 5th Field Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1968 - 1988
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Waterbury
Last Address
1651 Carolina Drive
Newark, Ohio

Date of Passing
Feb 20, 2016
 
Location of Interment
Cedar Hill Cemetery - Newark, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Air Education and Training Command Instructor Master Professional Military Education Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge SAC Master Technician


 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)49th Fighter Squadron AssociationPost 804Chapter 55
Post 1060, Mound Builders PostChapter 23
  2007, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2009, 49th Fighter Squadron Association
  2010, American Legion, Post 804 (Vice President) (St. Lewisville, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 55 (Newark , Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1060, Mound Builders Post (Newark, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 23 (Newark, Ohio) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired - State Vocational Teacher - Retired - Journeyman Electrician - Master Mason - 32 Degree Scotish Rite Mason - Lifetime member NRA - Life member of 49th FIS Association  - Vigil Member Order of the Arrow - Target Shoot and Concealed Carry licence holder  - Life Member of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #55 - Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1060 - American Legion Post #804 - B-52 Stratofortress Association - Life Member of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #23 Newark, Ohio
   
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Cold War Incident - Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Start Year
1983
End Year
1983

Description
Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (also known as KAL007 and KE007) was a scheduled Korean Air Lines flight from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage, Alaska. On September 1, 1983, the South Korean airliner serving the flight was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor, near Moneron Island west of Sakhalin in the Sea of Japan. The interceptor's pilot was Major Gennadi Osipovich. All 269 passengers and crew aboard were killed, including Larry McDonald, a Representative from Georgia in the United States House of Representatives. The aircraft was en route from Anchorage to Seoul when it flew through Soviet prohibited airspace around the time of a U.S. aerial reconnaissance mission.

The Soviet Union initially denied knowledge of the incident, but later admitted shooting down the aircraft, claiming that it was on a MASINT spy mission. The Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union said it was a deliberate provocation by the United States to test the Soviet Union's military preparedness, or even to provoke a war. The White House accused the Soviet Union of obstructing search and rescue operations. The Soviet Armed Forces suppressed evidence sought by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) investigation, such as the flight data recorders, which were released eight years later after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The incident was one of the most tense moments of the Cold War and resulted in an escalation of anti-Soviet sentiment, particularly in the United States. The opposing points of view on the incident were never fully resolved; consequently, several groups continue to dispute official reports and offer alternative theories of the event. The subsequent release of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 transcripts and flight recorders by the Russian Federation has clarified some details.

As a result of the incident the United States altered tracking procedures for aircraft departing from Alaska. The interface of the autopilot used on airliners was redesigned to make it more ergonomic. In addition, the event was one of the most important single events that prompted the Reagan administration to allow worldwide access to the United States military satellite navigation system DNSS, which was classified at the time. Today this system is known as GPS.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1983
To Year
1983
 
Last Updated:
Apr 9, 2017
   
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  9 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Kniss, George, A1C, (1961-1965)
  • Morrison, Paul, MSgt, (1978-1998)
  • Newton, William, MSgt, (1970-2006)
  • Sanders, James, Sgt, (1964-1967)
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