TODAY'S NEWS - QUICKIES THAT CHANGE OFTEN

"I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, BUT I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH, AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL." Muriel Strode -KHS65 class motto.
"The good old days....when we weren't good and we weren't old" Barbara Schwarz Moss 2010
SEE WWW.KHS65.COM FOR 169 PIX FROM OUR 45TH REUNION - CLICK THE SMALL PHOTO FOR LARGER VERSION. See lots of NEW grade school pix!
CHECK THE LABELS, GO TO KIRKWOOD HISTORY ARTICLES & CLICK THE POST ABOUT FRANCIS SCHEIDEGGER'S PIX FOR A GLIMPSE OF A PLACE I BET EVERYONE REMEMBERS - and much more!


MICK MARIETTA IS IN A NURSING HOME WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AFTER A STROKE. HE WOULD ENJOY PHONE CALLS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO CHEER HIM UP. His number is 573 885-4500, ask for Mick Marietta. It may be difficult to communicate with him. Mail address is Cuba Manor, 210 Eldon Drive, Cuba, MO 65453.


We seem to all be suffering a common problem these days, WHERE DID OUR LIVES GO? Our brains seem to still be 18, but our bodies are talking a different language. Sarah Orne Jewett puts it much more eloquently than do I:

“Neither of my companions was troubled by her burden of years. I hoped in my heart that I might be like them as I lived on into age, and then smiled to think that I too was no longer very young. So we always keep the same hearts, though our outer framework fails and shows the touch of time.”

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Calling all KHS65 VETERANS - NAMING all KHS65 VETERANS

I'm still collecting information on the careers of our classmates in the Armed Forces.  If you have served and aren't listed in the post below (see 9/1/2014) or would like to send information, please DO!  Leslie@khs65 dot com will find me as always.  Don't be shy!  We want to honor our Veterans and thank you all for your service, whatever it is/was!  See below (9/1/14) Veterans post for a new addition from Tom Justison of today.

Just in - today (5/4/15) -  I searched our 1975 10 Year Reunion Book and have marked all who mentioned military service.  Some are already listed in the post below (September), if you see any errors, let me know, but I am going to list here what is found in our Reunion Book...we'll see if we have revisionist history in our class :-))
THANK YOU ALL for your service!

Bob Albrecht, Korea 1960s
Buzz Angeli, USMC 66-59, E-4 Nam class of '67
Mike Bartholomew, 6 years USN, 3 tours to Viet Nam
Andy Bastman, Air Force Officer
Jim Bilhorn, US Army
Mike Bosworth, Lt. JG Navy, 70-72; Virginia Beach, & Newport, RI
the late Bill Bowden, US Army 2 years, one of which was in Viet Nam
Bob Buckles, Aviation Storekeeper, US Army, Cuba, FL, VA and Europe
the late Bob Casey, Naval Aviation with the National Guard
Toby Cotton, SP/5, Army, Korea - pictured on the front page of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, 5/24/15 - Way to go Toby!
Ed Deatherage, Military, stationed in Europe
Bill Easton, Army, Ft. Carson and other places, 7 year tour
John Emerson, 2 years in U S Army
John Evans, USAF, 1st Lt.
Dell Ferguson, USAF, to Pakistan, TX, MS
Jeff Frahm, USAF, jet aircraft mechanic
Larry Fulkerson, USAF 69-73, Staff Sgt., TX, OK, AK, SD
George Gottschalk, USN, 66 - 70, based at Portsmouth, NH Engineman E-4
John Guyer, MO Natl Guard Sgt, E-5
Otis Harris, USN 66 - 70
Joseph Heister, US Army; 2 time Purple Heart awardee
Earl Herwick, U S Coast Guard, 1966-70, EMI, based in Maryland and served as an ice breaker
Brian Higgins, USAF Reserves in 1975
Steve Huber, Captain in USAF, navigator trainer, pilot training, electronic warfare officers school.  Duty in Guam and Thailand
Jim Huddleston, US Army, in Ethiopia for one place
the late Charles Huebner, was in the US Army
Bill Illing, 4.5 years in Hawaii on shore duty; worked in mental health activities related to drug & alcohol abuse and 1 year outpatient clinic duty.
Tom Justison USAF 1966-1970, serving in TX, MS & Okinawa, trained in broadcasting & air traffic control; in 1975 he was a Sgt traveling with the USAF singing group.
Denny Keane, U S Army, 4 years in Germany
Rick Kohler, USAF 4 years, Staff Sgt, E-5
Bob Kraus, USN, gunner's mate, 2nd Class Petty Officer, 66-70
Gary Lasadose, USN on the USS FD Roosevelt
Nick Lattimore, US Army, Captain, Ft. Hood, Viet Nam and Ft. Bliss
Larry Lazier, Army Reserves (and a recent retiree of the Kirkwood Fire Department where he served us well for many years)
Art Leavens, USN Reserve SEE 9/1/14 post for Art's article on his service.
Dave Lewis, US Army, 3 years in Germany
Jim Livesay, USAF 4 years, Turkey & Minnesota
Russell Magee, 1st Lt., Viet Nam, Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Nelson Mann, 1st Lt, 1969-72 
Mickey Marietta, Jr., In 1975 was in Navy Air Reserves; thru the Navy he saw all of Europe, the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean and every port from ME to TX.
Ron Masters, USN, Dentist and this month will finally retire as a Dentist with the Veterans Administration in the Houston area.  He went thru Jungle Survival School with the USMC in the Panama Canal Zone.
the late Doug McKelvy, 4 years, 1st Lt., 3 years in Germany; worked on NATO bases with German Luftwaffe and the Dutch Army for 3 years.  He currently reposes in peace at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery here in St. Louis County.
John Michener, US Army 2 years, stationed in Germany
Richard Mills, USMC, trained Quantico, served in DaNang, South Viet Nam and Camp Pendleton, Sgt E-5.
Jim Moriarity, US Army, 1970 Mekong Delta.
J. David Mueller, USAF Academy 66-70, in 1975 was a Captain stationed at Mather AFB, CA, He stated he had been to Vietnam and Thailand, so perhaps that was during his service.
Gene Muir, US Army SPC-4, now living in the greater St. Louis area and is a contributor to our blog and Facebook postings.
Leslie, RUSTY, Nelson, USN where he "was given a complete tour of the Far East"
Ray Noll, USMC four years, 1st Lt, Infantry Platoon Commander/Air Controller.  Quantico and Pendleton, Western Pacific.

Alan Painter, 4 years on the USS Enterprise, CVAN-65.
the late Austin Parham was in the National Guard
Ron Persons, USN 1969-70, stationed in the Western Pacific, similar to Ray Noll, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Hawaii, Korea & Philippines
Mike Pigg, Airman 1st Class, Alaska, Guam and Stateside duty
Mike Pollman, US Army, 2 years as a flight engineer.
Ric Porte, USN, 2 years in Viet Nam.  Ric is a frequent Facebook correspondent and blogger, we appreciate Ric's attendance at Reunions and keeping us involved with his life and especially veterans' activities.
Rocky Reece, US Army, Mannheim, Germany
Bill Reynolds, US Army #-5 in VA, Hawaii and CTR
Ric Roberts, Career Navy, now retired, beginning in 1967.  In 1975 was a Hospital Corpsman 1st Class, serving at many duty stations.  Currently married to classmate Patty Clark, he attended our 25th Silver Anniversary reunion in his dress uniform and wowed all the women!
Jim Russell, US Army, 69-71 Viet Nam as an interrogation specialist and Vietnamese linguist in military intelligence.  See his report in the September post about Veterans' activities.
Jim Scheidt, US Army, Viet Nam, 67-68
Judge Gary Schmidt, 1st Lt., Viet Nam
Richard Schmidt, USN, Norfolk, Boston, Newport and a 6 month cruise around South America
Jamie Sehl, US Army 1968-73, Chief Warrant Officer, 2 tours Viet Nam, 69 and 73.  Flight training and instructor at pilot school.
Bob Shank, US Army 2 years, Viet Nam as a spy!
Wick Short, US Army 3 years, 1st Lt.
Paul Silman, USN 66 - 70, stationed at Pearl Harbor.
Clay Singleton, ROTC Scholarship; US Army 1st Lt., First Armored Division, duty in Germany
Bill Snyder, USAF, Staff Sgt, 1969-73, 2 years Korea and Japan
Linda Stevens, RN., US Army Nurse Corps 69-70
Don Stream, USN, stationed MD, FL, Sicily and Iceland, 4 years, E-5
Dean Swisher, US Army, Heidelberg, Spec 5
Steve Swofford, US Army 1970-71
Gene Talley, 1966-1970, duty in Okinawa "in the service"
Jack Toman, Army Band, 1966 to 1973 traveled extensively; see Alan Yount post on this blog on 11/13/14 for more info.
Bill Watts, US Army, Nuclear Weapons School, member of Nuclear Emergency Team for S E Asia, Ft. Ord, Sardia Base, NM and Okinawa
Rich Whelove, "...took a sabbatical [from college] under the auspices of Uncle Sam to Tonsun Hnut & Ft. Sill with a side trip to Bangkok."  
Alan Yount, 6 years as a trumpet player in the National Guard Band 1968-74, but there is more information on his military "career" in a post of 11/13/14, go to Older Posts, he was also with the USAF Band.  

THESE ARE THE ENTRIES FROM OUR 1975 REUNION BOOK; ON MY 9/1/14 POST THERE ARE OTHER NAMES LISTED WHO SERVED, BUT WERE NOT LISTED IN THE REUNION BOOK.  PLEASE READ THESE POSTS AND  HONOR ALL VETERANS, BUT CERTAINLY THE MANY KHS65 VETERANS WHO GAVE SO MUCH OF THEIR LIVES.  FOR MORE NAMES, SEE POST OF SEPTEMBER FIRST PLEASE.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Twins' Dad dies, Lt. Col. F. D. Lowe

Click here to see the obituary for Karen and Sharon Lowe's father who passed away late last month.  Their mom died in October, both of them having lived very long, happy lives.  What a wonderful family whom I have known since mid second grade when we moved to Sugar Creek Ranch, where they were already ensconced as first purchasers in Burton Duenke's then-newest subdivision.  The Lowes were among only a few of the original homeowners still there.  Our home has only been owned by us and the couple who bought it from us...it was just that sort of place.  May Dinah and Farrell now rest in peace together for eternity.  All our love and condolences to Sharon, Karen, Diane and Lisa and their wonderful families.  The memories are golden.

Kirkwood High 150 years old~

Doesn't look like we remember it does it?  Although there is a lot new indoors and out, the bones of good old KHS are still there as we remember them!  Check it out when you're here for our KHS65 50th Reunion in October!