U.S. Army 1942–1946
Irving Goldstein was a sophomore at Worcester Polytech majoring in electrical engineering when he enlisted in the Army in 1942. Assigned to the 24025th Signal Service Corps, he was trained in the use of UHF point-to-point communications equipment. He was sent to Dutch New Guinea and the Philippines to set up communications and witnessed the surrender of the Japanese in Tokyo Harbor. After the war, he worked at Raytheon helping to develop the Hawk, Sparrow and Patriot missiles.