Name and rank: Randell Baughman

Branch of service: Navy

Current location: Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Education: Tahlequah High School, 1965.

Active duty: I joined the Navy to get training and see the world. I got both training in electronics and trips all through the pacific. Much of the time I was off the coast of Vietnam in the Tonkin Gulf. My ship's home port was Subic Bay, Philippines.

If retired or honorably discharged, list when that occurred; current occupation; and hobbies or organizations: After four years in the Navy, I went to Oklahoma State for an electrical engineering degree, thanks to the GI bill. After graduation, I then worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas for 13 years, and Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida, for 21 years. I retired as a reliability engineer at Harris, and live in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. I visit my family in Tahlequah frequently and love coming back home.

Special memory: I got the nickname "Okie" in the Navy and it has stuck over all these years and I am proud of it.

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