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Missionary Computer Fellowship
Missionary Computer Fellowship is featured in the book: Presbyterians: a spiritual journey by Dirk Wierenga. Missionary Computer Fellowship volunteers include Orlando residents John Tracy, Bob Smith, Lloyd Riffe, and Walter Trippe who volunteer at ... Read more
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Martin Orlando Presentations Chief Robert Buck Oral History Interview
My name is Robert Buck.. I'm originally from New York and that's where I was when... in 1960 Martin Marietta hired me. I was a copy writer for an ad agency up there and they wanted me to write recruiting material. It was very difficult to get engineer ... Read more
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Transition: Martin Marietta Scientists & Engineers Keeping Pace With Tomorrow
Martin Marietta recruiting brochure in book format created to lure top scientists to Orlando, circa 1960. VIEW document. Excerpt: By way of background, the Martin Company experienced a sharp transition from aircraft to spacecraft in the mid ... Read more
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Mel Taylor: Glenn L. Martin Tech Rep
Melvin J. Taylor started his career with Glenn L. Martin Company in 1939 and worked on twin engine, light bombers for the French and British before being assigned to the Martin B-26 Marauder. His first assignment as a B-26 Tech Rep was at Wright-Patter ... Read more
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Joe Sikora, Lockheed Martin Engineer
The Martin Company - so they put me on the company plane with a few other guys and down to Orlando we come. When we left Baltimore it was snowing, cold, messy, you know really bad and when we landed in Orlando we landed at Executive Airport which a lot of ... Read more
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Joe Sikora, Engineer
The Martin Company - so they put me on the company plane with a few other guys and down to Orlando we come. When we left Baltimore it was snowing, cold, messy, you know really bad and when we landed in Orlando we landed at Executive Airport which a lot of ... Read more
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Dr. Benjamin Patz & Mrs. Anna Mae Patz: Education for Life
We've been married 50 years and we celebrated that this past year. The thing I admire most about him is the fact that he is as brilliant as he is and yet as humble as he is. You can ask him any question on any subject and he will explain it to you in grea ... Read more
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Dr. Benjamin Patz Explains Orlando's Charge Particle Accelerometer Project
Before moving to Orlando, research scientist Dr. Benjamin Patz worked at Martin Marietta in Middle River on Orlando's  Charge Particle Accelerometer Project. Specifically, he was asked to calculate what the discharge rate would be due to cosmic rays. Whe ... Read more
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Charlie French, Aeronautical Engineer
ABOVE: SLAT: Supersonic Low Altitude Target. Pictured here are (left to right) Charlie French (Areodynamics), Mendel Mullinax (Model Mechanic) and Lawrence Gilbert (Aerodynamics.) Charlie French worked 36 years for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) a ... Read more
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WWII Veteran Keat Spriggs Interview
Interview with WWII Veteran Keat Spriggs at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, June 27, 2010. Keat Spriggs was born in Hellier, Kentucky on July 12, 1924. Veteran Spriggs served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII aboar ... Read more
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John L. Tracy: A Patriot
Born on September 7th, 1927, John L. Tracy was too young to enlist in the military for World War II. But as soon as he was of age, he entered the U.S. Armed Forces because he wanted to serve his country. His work involved using the latest technology from ... Read more
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WWII Veteran William M. Turner Interview
Interview with WWII Veteran William M. Turner at Delaney Street Baptist Church, June 30th, 2010. LISTEN (10:28) [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mr_turner.mp3"][/audio]   Veteran Turner served in both WWII ... Read more