About the Author
Born in rural Hubbardsville, NY, Louis C. Langone graduated from Waterville Central School in 1948 and enlisted into the Navy. Following his military service he attended Syracuse University and received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in social studies education. He has taught history, government, sociology, criminal justice, and Asian Studies for 30 years at Homer, Milford, West Winfield and Mount Markham Central Schools and has traveled extensively. In 1966, he toured India with 16 teachers as a member of the South Asia Teachers Project sponsored by Syracuse University, the New York State Department of Education and the U.S. Office of Education.
He is a veteran of the Korean War and during his time in the Navy, served as a yeoman at the former Naval Air Station in Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, in air operations at the Naval Air Station in Argentia, Newfoundland, and was a courts-martial yeoman aboard the attack transport USS GLYNN (APA-239). His ship carried marines to Vieques Island to engage in maneuvers in the Caribbean, and in 1952, transported construction workers to the Labrador and Greenland area to construct prototype radar stations for the DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line. Joining the Naval Reserve in 1974, he was recalled to active duty at the age of 59 during the Persian Gulf Conflict. He served at Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean, which was stationed in Naples, Italy. Yeoman First Class Langone retired in January 1991, having completed over 20 years of active and reserve duty.