LAWRENCE A. BARRETT
                                                           Colonel, U. S. Air Force, Retired
                                                   Veteran of Korea, Viet Nam & Cold War

                                                       Staff Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps
                                     Veteran of World War 2, Philippines, China & Cold war



    BORN:  Milford, Massachusetts - 1926.
    PARENTS: Arthur M. & Adelaide B. Barrett.
    SIBLINGS: One older sister & two younger brothers.
    GREW UP IN: Hopedale, Massachusetts.
    MARRIED TO: Eleanor L. Barrett.
    CHILDREN: Two sons & two daughters [Seven grandchildren,  (two boys & two girls)].

    INTERESTS GROWING UP: Flying, Boy Scouts & photography  (Joined the local camera &
    photography club).

    EDUCATION: K-12 Hopedale, Massachusetts; U. S. Naval Photo School, Pensacola,
    Florida;                                        
    School of Modern Photography, New York City, New York; Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
    Washington, D. C.;
    Regents College, Albany, New York;
    University of Redlands, Redlands, California.

    MILITARY SERVICE: U. S. Marine Corps Active Duty, 1943-1946; Enlisted Man & Non-
    Commissioned Officer (Staff Sergeant);   aerial gunner;   aerial, ground & motion picture
    photographer;  & combat cameraman.  Combat Aircrewman, Marine Air Group 32, South Pacific &
    the Philippines -25 Combat Missions, 1945. Tsingtao, North China, 1945-1946.
    Discharged from USMC Active Duty, 30 May 1946.
    Enlisted USMC Reserve- Ready Reserve (Staff Sergeant) for four years, 29 August 1946-28
    August 1950.
    U. S. Air Force Active Duty, 1949-1958; Aviation Cadet (Pilot Training, T-6 & B-25).
    Tactical Assault Pilot, 1950-1951, [(C -45, C-47, C-82, C-122, & C-123, and helicopters  (H-13, H-
    23, H-5 )]
    Helicopter pilot, 1952-1953,  Korea, 63 Combat Missions, Special Warfare (Air Commando,
    Adverse Weather & Night Missions), Air Rescue back-up (Six Combat Pilot Saves behind  enemy
    lines - both day & night.
    Tactical Assault Helicopter Pilot, 1953-1955.
    US Air Force Recruiting Officer, 1955-1958; Rhode Island & southeastern Massachusetts.
    Qualified in jet airplane (T-33), flew  tactical missions with R.I. Air National Guard (C-45, SA-16, H-
    13; and EC-121 at Otis AFB, Massachusetts.  This was a very trying  time for both my family and
    me since keeping up my flying hours as well as my recruiting duties kept away from home seven
    days and nights a week. Left active duty for a flying job in the aviation industry.

    CIVILIAN JOBS: Kaman Aircraft Corporation (Helicopter manufacturing company) 1958-
    1963.                                
    Production Test Pilot; Service Operations Pilot Representative;
    Chief of Customer Training Branch (Flight Instructor & Classroom Instructor);
    Operation Research Engineer; and Manager, Branch Office, Orlando, Florida.
    Flew US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Coast Guard and US Air Force helicopters.
    As an Air Force Ready Reserve Pilot, flew C-119, C-47, T-29 airplanes based in both Connecticut
    and Florida.  
    Sikorsky Aircraft Division, United Aircraft Corporation, 1963-1969.                                         
    Assistant Branch Chief (continued flying unit USAF helicopters and as a Ready Reserve Officer
    flew USAF C-119, C-47 and T29 airplanes while a fixed wing operations staff officer at a numbered
    Air Force level in Florida and Illinois.
    Volunteered to return to active duty in the US Air Force

    MILITARY SERVICE: Active Duty 1969-1976. Staff officer- Headquarters, US Air Force Air Staff and
    Reserve Assistant in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve
    Forces and Education, the Pentagon, Washington. Flew C-131 and C-121 while at the Air Staff.
    Norton AFB, California 1976-1978.
    U.S. Air Force Inspection and Safety Center.
    Reserve Assistant to the Commander, AFISC and the Deputy Inspector General of the Air Force.
    Passenger in many aircraft but never assigned as a crew member to pilot any aircraft.

    USAF RETIRED: Retired to the Retired Reserve, December 1978, then again aviation/aerospace
    industry.

    CIVILIAN  JOBS: 1980-1982. International Marketing Manager, Pacific Rim, Republic Division of
    Fairchild Industries, Farmingdale, Long Island, New York. Traveled the Far East from Thailand to
    Japan via Indonesia, Hong Kong  & Korea.
                                
    1982-1992. Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and Chairman, Aerospace Science and
    Leadership Education Department at high school level.
    Commandant, Aerospace Science Academic Summer School at MCAS El Toro, Santa Anna,  &
    MCAS Tustin, California;  Naval Training Center, San Diego, California; & Camp Roberts Armed
    Forces Training Center, California.

    AWARDS & DECORATIONS:

    Legion of Merit
    Distinguished Flying Cross (Two awards)
    Air Medal (Five awards)
    Meritorious Service Medal
    Air Force Commendation Medal
    Good Conduct Medal
    USMC Expert Rifle Badge
    USMC Expert Bayonet
    USMC Combat Aircrew Wings
    USAF Command Pilot Wings
    USAF Outstanding Aerospace Science Instructor (Two awards)
    USAF/AFROTC/AFJROTC  Honor School (Two awards)
    USAF/AFROTC/AFJROTC Meritorious School (Two awards)

                                                             
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