Airman First Class William B. Longbrake
Reflections on this veteran's military service
Submitted by William Longbrake
Serving in the Air Force after graduating High School in Lynwood, CA, was an outstanding choice I made. I have numerous memories and experiences of my life that started when serving in the military. Not only did it provide me with further education and training, but made possible the meeting of myself and my wife of 51 years. It provided me a trade that enabled me to have a career of almost 40 years with a major airline and become established here in Lakewood.
To sum up my military service, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Moved to Lakewood in June of 1969. Became active in youth sports organizations the first year of residency. Served as coach in both Pop Warner youth football and East Lakewood Little League for 15 years. Now retired and active in volunteer programs for city.