Gunnery Sergeant Lockwood was born December 19, 1939 on a farm in Nineveh Junction, NY.  He was raised in Afton, NY and graduated from Afton High School in 1957.  He joined the Marine Corps in April 1959, attended Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC, and completed Infantry Training at Camp Geiger, NC.  After Communications Technician Training in Imperial Beach, CA in May, 1969, GySgt Lockwood was assigned to 2nd Composite Radio Company, Camp Geiger, NC.

Following completion of the Russian Language Course at U.S. Army Language School, Monterey, CA, in March 1962, GySgt Lockwood reported to 2nd Comp. Radio Company, Camp Geiger, NC.  He was assigned to Radio Traffic Analysis School, Fort Devens, MA, until December 1962.

In February 1963, after a temporary assignment at Fort Meade MD, GySgt Lockwood received orders to Company B, Marine Support Battalion (MSB), Edzell, Scotland.  In May 1965, he was reassigned to Company F, MSB, Karamursel Turkey and later to Bremerhaven, West Germany in December 1965.

On temporary order to the USS Liberty in 1967, he survived a torpedo attack and airstrike on the ship by the Israeli forces that killed 34 and wounded 174 Americans.  The Israeli government explained that the attack, which occurred during the Six Day War, was intended for an Egyptian vessel, for which the Liberty was mistaken.

Wounded in the ATTACK, GySgt Lockwood was medically evacuated to the USS America on June 9, 1967.  GySgt Lockwood received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his action aboard the USS Liberty.

From March 1969 to February 1970 GySgt Lockwood deployed to Vietnam with 1st Radio Battalion.  After assignment o Company H, MSB, Homestead, FL, he was medically discharged on June 30, 1972.

A retired Marine and Minister, he and his wife, the former Ms. Lois Jones have been married since 1960 and live in Strafford, MO.  They have three children and five grandchildren.