Andrew Lashenske graduated from Boston College in 1963, and wanted to go to law school. Because “I needed to mature myself,” and he needed money for law school, Lashenske enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He became an officer with the 3800th Air Police Squadron, mainly at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. His experiences in Alabama and Texas included the Kennedy assassination and the Civil Rights march in Montgomery.