Heroes of Texoma: Larry Ford

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - It was 1952,  during the Korean war and Larry Ford said he needed to do his part

"It was my duty to go into the military so that's what I did," Ford said.

Ford went through basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and was an Aircraft Loadmaster.

He was also stationed in Hawaii where he took part in a missile recovery program. A program prior to man in space.

"What that means is they would put capsules into space and they would come back in by para-shoots and we would recover them in midair then bring them back to Hawaii and then ship them to California," Ford said.

After serving in the Vietnam war his career brought him to Texoma where he taught the Loadmaster course at Sheppard air force base.

After retiring in 1972 he put down roots in Burkburnett where he became the owner of Pioneer Real Estate. A business he has continued for 45 years.

When you walk into his home you can see the tradition and years of service to our Country.

Ford said he made this military wall filled with pictures of his family to remember and honor those who have and are still serving.

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