MAURICE A. EASTMAN SENIOR MASTER SGT., U.S. AIR FORCE, RETIRED LEVANT and CLEARWATER, Fla. – Maurice A. Eastman, 90, died March 2, 2008, in Clear-water, Fla. He was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Milford, son of Ralph R. and Ruby J. (Feero) Eastman. Maurice married Marie R. (Oak) Eastman, July 1, 1938, and her death occurred June 10, 1981. In November 1985, he married Doris I. (Rhoda) Eastman. Maurice graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1935, and served in World War II in the European Theatre of Operations with K Company, 14th Infantry, 71st Division, known as “Right of the Line,” whose job was to protect General Patton’s right flank while en route to Germany. His unit also captured numerous concentration and detention camps, freeing the inhabitants. The guidon for the 71st Division stands in the Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. For this service, Mo was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Euro-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. Upon returning to the U.S., he worked for Bangor Hydro Electric Co., as a trolley car operator for a short period. In September 1947, he went to work for the newly formed Maine Air National Guard, Bangor, as the supervisor of the POL section. In February 1951, Mo was called back to active duty for the Korean War, this time serving with the U.S. Air Force until October 1952. He returned to work with the Maine Air National Guard, becoming supervisor of the motor pool, where he stayed with the military until October 1977, when he retired with 32 years of military service. He had been awarded many other military awards and decorations. Surviving are his wife, Doris (Rhoda) Eastman of Levant and Clearwater, Fla.; his son, Chief Master Sgt. Brian Eastman, retired, and his wife, Sandra, of Hermon; his daughter, Myrna J. Buckley and her husband, Larry, of Littlefield, Texas; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, with the Rev. Tom Obey, assistant pastor of Bangor Baptist Church, officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be held in June at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor, at a date and time to be announced. Those who wish to remember Maurice in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Memorial Fund of Bangor Baptist Church, 1497 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.