Robert D.Reynolds

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I am the youngest son of George Matthew Reynolds and Ora Virginia West Reynolds.I was born and reared in Sunflower and Leflore Counties of Mississippi. Spent my teens in a nice community called Bugger-Den.Was a cotton farmer un-till joining the Navy during WWII.And was assigned to U.S.N.O.B.1504 Midway Island as a crash crew fire fighter. I worked as an Auto Mechanic for two years at Dwyer Mississippi prior to taking an 18 month course in Electrical Appliance repair at Trades Training Institute of Mississippi State College at Prairie Mississippi ,I worked as Receiving Clerk/Vehicle Inspector for Machine Products Co. Inc.,a contract operator Of U.S.A.F. Vehicle Storage Base.I also operated an 80 ton Diesel Electric Locomotive Switch engine.I have been a member in good standing of the Aberdeen Ms. Masonic Lodge # 32 since July 15,1953.I now have my 60 year pin. Presently reside in Titusville Florida. Had a long Space career;working on Project Mercury and Project Gemini and later aircraft projects also on the SMAW Anti-Tank Missile Project ,retiring from McDonnell-Douglas after 28 1/2 years on 7-31-1989. I also worked on the Tomahawk Cruise missile program and the ACES II Ejection Seat Project,I had the responsibility to furnish materials to fabricate power cables for the DC9 and DC10 also for the flight attendant seats for both these air crafts.When I first began working on the CAPE; I was asked if I was retired (many there were)I told them I had been tired farming and gotten re-tired many times,So I quit.

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