June 14, 2021
Technical Sergeant Stephen Goshorn is our “Veteran of the Week.”
TSgt. Goshorn originally served on Active Duty in the US Navy from 1976 to 1982 before switching to the Navy Reserve in 1984. While in the Navy, Goshorn served as an Aviation Structural Mechanic on the Vought A7-E Corsair II (VA-174 Hellrazors) NAS Cecil Field, FL, Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion (VP-MAU) on NAS Brunswick, ME and at NAS Atlanta Marietta, GA (AIMD Cecil Field, FL Unit). In 1987, he then transferred to the Vermont Air National Guard.
While in the Air Guard Goshorn was a F-16 Crew Chief/Aircraft on the Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon. Additional duties were 158FW Base Honor Guard where he started sounding live Taps. Air National Guard NCO Academy Distance Learning Instructor and Starbase Vermont F-16 Tour Guide for students.
In his 29 years of service, Goshorn is a Cold War and Global War on Terrorism Veteran who also deployed to Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Noble Eagle 9/11/01.
Goshorn is currently 2nd Vice Commander Camp Sevier 30th Infantry American Legion Post 271 in Mauldin, SC. He is a member of Bugles Across America and Taps for Veterans as well as a volunteer for sounding live Taps at Military Honors and Remembrance Ceremonies for all branches of the military.
Thank you for your service, Technical Sergeant Stephen Goshorn!