Eastwood, Lauren, MSgt

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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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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSgt Thomas Hill (Tom) to remember Eastwood, Lauren, MSgt USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
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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 1972-1973, EC-121D Big Eye/College Eye
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The EC-121, originally designated RC-121, was a radar-picket version of the U.S. Air Force's C-121 passenger airplane. The EC-121 provided early warning by detecting and tracking enemy aircraft with the electronic gear in the large radomes above and below its fuselage.

The Air Force ordered 82 EC-121s between 1951 and 1955, 72 of which were EC-121Ds. The EC-121 entered service with the Air Defense Command in 1953, flying patrols off the U.S. coasts as an aerial extension of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line. EC-121s remained in service until they were replaced by more capable E-3 Sentry AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System). The last EC-121 was retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1978.

In Southeast Asia, these unarmed radar aircraft aided in downing enemy planes, directed U.S. aircraft to aerial refueling tankers, and guided rescue planes to downed pilots. The aircraft on display was nicknamed Triple Nickel because of its serial number (53-555). On Oct. 24, 1967, over the Gulf of Tonkin, it guided a U.S. fighter into position to destroy a MiG-21. This action marked the first time a weapons controller aboard an airborne radar aircraft had ever directed a successful attack on an enemy plane. Triple Nickel came to the museum in 1971

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2009
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  • Ballard, Tom, SSgt, (1956-1976)
  • Brooks, William, TSgt, (1966-1986)
  • Callender, Ted, MSgt, (1966-1986)
  • Chumley, Gary, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Deits, Charles C, CMSgt, (1946-2008)
  • Gayle, Elzie, SSgt, (1969-1975)
  • Gigliotti, Bill, Capt, (1963-1988)
  • Golabiewski, Robert, MSgt, (1972-1994)
  • Hall, Richard, MSgt, (1968-1988)
  • Humes, Scott, SMSgt, (1963-1989)
  • Low, George, Sgt, (1968-1972)
  • Morris, Raymond, SSgt, (1969-1975)
  • Ott, Charles, Sgt, (1970-1974)
  • Peckat, Donald, SMSgt, (1952-1991)
  • Walcott, Gwen, TSgt, (1969-1984)
  • Wilson, Richard, SSgt, (1962-1975)
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