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From: Max Moore
Date: Aug 24, 2012
Subj: 3 Generations of Eldridges


THIRD GENERATION 55th’er ARRIVES

With the assignment and arrival of 1Lt Joshua V. Eldridge to the 55th Wing in August 2012,
 three generations of Eldridges have served with The Fightin' Fifty-Fifth, a noteworthy historic occasion.
 Lieutenant Eldridge is assigned to the 338th Combat Crew Training Squadron for upgrade into the RC-135 aircraft.
His father, Lt. Col. (Retired) Golda T. (Tom) Eldridge, Jr. served two tours in the 55th at Offutt AFB 1988-1994 and 2002-2006; while his grandfather, Lt. Col. (Retired) Golda, Sr. was assigned three times; at Forbes AFB, KS 1966-1967; and moved with the wing to Offutt through 1969; returned to Offutt 1970-1974; and lastly from 1985-1987 when he retired.
All three are pilots graduating 24 years apart - Golda, Sr. in Aug. 1964; Tom in May 1988; and Josh in May 2012


Pictured L-R: Golda, Sr., 1Lt. Joshua, Golda, Jr. taken 18 May 2012
at Vance AFB, TX upon the youngest Eldridge's graduation from pilot training.


(Note from Max: I have been in and/or associated with the 55th since 1960 and while several sons of former 55th'ers
 have been in the Wing, to my knowledge, this is a historic first with a third generation.)


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