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Thomas M. Mandel was always very slow in school. He then joined the Navy and studied as an electronic technician. What interested him was the idea of going to class in the morning and spending the afternoon practicing what he had learned.

After the Navy, Tom worked at Amphenol Borg, testing connectors and earned the title of “good gumshoer.” After Amphenol, Tom was employed at NOSF and tested torpedoes. His great accomplishment was the development of a transmittal sheet for the computer that took up half the basement. Then President Nixon closed the plant and Tom went back to school.

This is when Tom was surprised by the new discovery mentioned above. There are more than two sides of a coin…