After completing four years of high school from 1947 to 1951, Arlen entered the Navy in 2-OCT 1952 at Kansas City MO.  His enlistment records indicate that he was an automobile mechanic doing major overhauls part time from January 1951 to September 1952 for Gene Johnson Motors.  

He attended basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and later at San Diego Naval Training Center, graduating in November 1952.  His occupational specialty was AE-7102-07 or Airplane Electrician.  

For the rest of Arlen’s story, click on the pdf below.


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