posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 04:17 PM
My father died when I was very young. One of the few things I know about him (by way of my mother) is that he graduated High School in 1952, worked
for a short time at a local AFB and was drafted into the US Army.
After boot camp, according to my mother, he was immediately posted to the Presidio in San Francisco, California. He served out his entire term there,
was discharged and went to work for a major aerospace firm.
The only thing I know regarding the nature of his service, was that his assignment had something to do with computers.
Computers in the mid-to-late 1950's were rare things. I believe that there were only a handful in existance at the time.
Can anyone of our military experts give me a clue as to what my father might have been working on way back then? What was the mission of the Presidio
that would have utilized one of the earliest computers?
My mother never asked about my father's job, and he, to the best of her memory, never volunteered any details.
I will be requesting his service record from the gov't; but I'm afraid that my lack of familiarity regarding military classifications, grade, ranks
and acronym's will leave me none the wiser without some context.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.