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Offline Chuck White

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Re: What were you doing
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2016, 03:03:51 PM »
I was just starting my second year being stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Just about 3 years before my USAF Retirement!
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Re: What were you doing
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2016, 04:07:34 PM »
Chuck, my Dad was stationed there around the time I was born. He absolutely loved his time in Alaska.

I was working construction in Denver on a high-rise building, when the Challenger disaster happened.
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Re: What were you doing
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2016, 04:36:03 PM »
We just came home from the vet after putting my wife’s 18 year old cat down.  Turned on the TV and we started crying all over again.  Talk about a double whammy… :'(
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Re: What were you doing
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2016, 06:30:37 PM »
sitting on my bench in the principal office keeping him company like I did every day  :D :D

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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2016, 07:37:16 PM »
sitting on my bench in the principal office keeping him company like I did every day  :D :D

Question: Are you telling us that in the good old days - you weren't good, and you weren't old.
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2016, 07:44:10 PM »
In a training class at work. 

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« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2016, 07:48:16 PM »
I was on the 250 fathom curve due west of San Miguel Island long-lining Blackgill.
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2016, 08:48:14 PM »
Measuring a property line in the Hudson Valley, 
Working along the east side of the Hudson River between Cold Spring and Beacon.
We finished our day and stopped for a Pint, news came on and we were stunned.

Sad day indeed,

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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2016, 09:55:02 PM »
Pulled into the logging job & land owners kid told me about it. But knowing the kid was known for smoking funny cigarettes I didn't believe him till I turned the radio on. Since on January 2nd that year my Father Passed Away at age 55 it's easy 2 remember. I thought to myself,1986 isn't starting out to good.

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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2016, 11:09:15 PM »
We were living at my grandparents house as my family was building a new house. I was at home from school since I had just had my tonsils removed. The launch was a big deal for us because a family friend was a teacher who had been in the final running to be on that shuttle. I remember waking up and watching it on TV. A tragedy for sure.
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« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2016, 06:25:34 AM »
I was at work in west central FL. Since we could see the launches from there, we all went outside to watch. I do remember it was very cold ( for FL). We knew when we saw it break up that something was wrong, and learned of the tragedy on the radio when we went back inside.
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« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2016, 06:44:43 AM »
sitting on my bench in the principal office keeping him company like I did every day  :D :D

Question: Are you telling us that in the good old days - you weren't good, and you weren't old.
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« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2016, 09:54:52 AM »
I was truckn' down the road between Salt Lake City and Boise, not too far from Thiokol, the maker of the 0-ring.
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« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2016, 12:04:27 PM »
When I left to go mark timber in the AM the launch was on hold due to low temp.
Got home about 4:45 and asked my daughters if they got the thing up.
Was stunned to hear about the explosion.
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« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2016, 01:00:45 PM »
 I was there in the viewing area with my daughter who was 9 at the time. Tough lesson for her. Hell, it was tough on me.

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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2016, 08:58:31 PM »
Trimming Christmas trees....
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« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2016, 10:42:22 AM »
     I was in college, and was also tutoring disadvantaged adults that were going to college.  I was in the office where the TV was, and we were watching.  It was so sad.
Martha


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