Name: Eric Strickland
Place of Birth: Lubbock, Texas
Personal History: Graduated from Texas Tech. After I graduated, that's when the service got me. I went on active duty in August 1953.
Place of Recruitment: Lubbock, Texas
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Class: Third class seaman
Military Occupation: Fuel clerk
Service History: Dispatch clerk, 1953-55. Aboard a fleet tanker in the Atlantic Ocean fueling battleships during the Korean War.
Present Location: Centennial, Colorado
What’s Your Centennial Connection? Worked for an insurance company in Lubbock where they transferred him in 1957 to what is today Centennial, Colorado, where he met and married his wife .