Irving, Dave '54 - 5/55 HORN firstname.lastname@example.org
(This entry updated 1/27/08 - address)
After 7ASO attended NEC and Vienna Academy. In Austria, member Graz Opera & Phil. Back in States, toured Goldovsky, then to San Francisco, where joined Oakland Sym. Played in S.F. Ballet, S.F. Opera, etc. Marlboro & Cabrillo festivals. Married, now divorced, best friends. Back in N.Y., Columbia U., B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, M.A. mus. comp. (1983). Founded new music PHOENIX. Wrote and conducted opera The Witch. Various guest appearances, lectures. Works played in U.S. and Europe, with commissions including concert hornist Francis Orval, S.F. Opera mezzo Sally Munro, and new music impressario Thomas Buckner. Former faculty member the New School, Cont. Ed Depts. at NYU and Marymount Manhattan College, & Horn instructor, The Spence School.
3 Hanni Avenue Sidney , New York 13838 646 525-4042
Dave Irving's Website
Jakey, Lauren '60 - '61 VIOLIN
Dr. Lauren Jakey, died of cancer on January 14, 1991. He had been music director of the California Youth Symphony for over twelve years.
Johnson, Bob 9/60 - 5/62 HORN email@example.com
Sp4 -Act Fld 1st
Currently: Artistic Director, NY Philomusica
Joined NY Philharmonic following 7ASO service, there for 7 years; taught at Juilliard 1965 - 1970; free-lanced in NYC; founded NY Philomusica in 1969, which is about to celebrate its 30th Anniversary; made my living after the NY Philharmonic primarily on B'way, most recently closing with CATS after an 18-year run, which has provided me with respectable retirement benefits. Am composing a children's opera with author and NY Philomusica board president Geo. Plimpton. Two kids are 39 and 36, having married and brought their own progeny into the world - all healthy and productive. First and second marriages failed. First wife deceased. Am having a high-ho time of it doing the things that are of most interest and with people who enjoy being together doing interesting things; long past complaining about anything.
105 West 73rd Street Apt 4C New York, NY 10023
Jones, Donald 1959-c ADMINISTRATION
Don had also been in the U.S. Army Field Band. His passing was marked at the reunion of that group in 2000. He acted as recording engineer for 7ASO. More details as we learn them.
Jones, Robert A. 12/57 - 9/60 'CELLO firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: Retired from an insurance company
I was married in Germany to Ute. We had 2 children: my son, who lives in Chicago with his wife and daughters, and mydaughter, who teaches in Gilroy CA. I was then divorced and have been married to Rose since 1973. We have 2 girls, one who has a doctorate in pharmacy, and the youngest, an attorney. She is also an accomplished cellist and plays on the cello that toured with me when I was in the Army. After leaving the Army I returned to the Omaha Symphony for several years. Since 1976 I have performed with a professional string quartet.
15017 Tibbles St, Omaha NE 68116-8401 phone (402) 333-2666
Jones, William 1961 PIANO
William passed away in September of 2004.
He was 69 and had taught for years in the Detroit Public Schools.
Jordens, Jon 1960 VIOLIN
(This entry dated 1/29/09)
Jon passed away in July of 2008. Reported by Mel Ponzi.
Orchestra teacher in junior and senior high school - Manitowoc, WI (3.5 yrs) - Naperville, Il (26 yrs)
Judson, Dick 4/55 - 6/56 TRUMPET email@example.com
Currently: Leader of The Dick Judson Orchestra based in Chicago
Also, music contractor at The Ritz Carlton Chicago, The Four Seasons Hotel, The Drake Hotel and The Art Institute of Chicago. Also music contractor for many years for Doc Severinsen.
I have been in Chicago for the past 40 years - I am an orchestra leader (corporate parties - social events, etc.) and music contractor for name shows - backing with their instrumentation.
My wife, JoAnne and I were married in Stuttgart, Germany - June 11, 1955 and just returned from a 50th Wedding Anniversary trip to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. So we have many, many fond memories of my time with The 7th Army Symphony.
Noteworthy: Dick Judson Orchestra was the featured orchestra at The Democratic National Convention '96 at The United Center in Chicago. The orchestra has played for 5 presidents of The United States - Presidents: Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, William Clinton & George W. Bush.
Also corporate parties - conventions in Hawaii, Greece, Nevis, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas - etc. We plan to get to Columbus - for 1 or 2 days in August, '06. My wife and I both graduated from Ohio University - Athens, Ohio - 1954. I also have a Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music - 1957.
Dick Judson Orchestras, Inc.. 702 W. Wellington Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 Ph 773-327-7824 Fx: 773-327-0674
Dick Judson Orch. Website
Kagan, Alan L 10/55 - 12/56 VIOLIN firstname.lastname@example.org
1st marriage in 1957; M.A.(UCLA) in musicology & violin study with Feri Roth, 1959; Indianapolis Symphony (1 season); Asst. Prof., Spelman College (Atlanta) 1960-64; Chinese music interests formed; birth of daughter (Alexandra); Fulbright Fellowship for research in Hong Kong (1966-67); Indiana Univ. Ph.D.in Ethnomusicology (musicology, anthropology & Chinese) & violin minor; appointment as ethnomusicologist at Univ.of Minnesota (1967-97); folk fiddling research and performance; 2nd marriage in 1987; blended family of four children and 11 grandchildren (two being my violin students); retirement since 1997; board chair and manager of University Retirees Volunteer Center; prostate cancer survivor since 2002; currently phased-out performing to complete book on Chinaís Taoist festival opera ceremonial stage preludes.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, violin, 1959-60
Atlanta Pops, violin, 1962-64
Bluegrass/Old-Time Contest Fiddling 1975-99
Klezmer violinist 1990-2005 (founder Prairie Heym Klezmorim & Drei Groschen Klezmorim)
Tango violinist (2001-03)
Chinese instruments (1966-present) and Indonesian gamelan performer (1997-2002)
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), Professor Emeritus, ethnomusicology:
Chair, Musicology/Ethnomusicology Division
Chair, Department of East Asian Studies
HOBBIES: Cooking & collecting recipes; collecting wines; model railroading; enjoying activities with grandchildren
Kaitchuck, Ted 3/57 - 5/59 VIOLA, 1ST Sgt. email@example.com
Free Lance Musician - member of and Personnel Mgr. of the Grant Park Symphony - Chicago.
I worked as a high school orchestra director for 1 year in Adrian, Mich. and 29 years in Skokie, Ill. I retired in 1989 and just job in the Chicago area since then. I am married and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. My wife, Donna, taught school for 15 years.
Kalt, Percy G. VIOLIN
Percy died on 9/25/05, after a battle with lung cancer. Reported by his wife Gudrun, in a reply to Mel Ponzi's request for reunion information.
Kaplan, Lewis 6/53 - 4/55 VIOLIN (Concertmaster)
Currently: Artistic Director, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival. Faculty, The Juilliard School.
Violinist, Founder, Aeolian Chamber Players. Violin faculty, Mannes College of Music (New York). Faculty - Summer Academy - Mozarteum, Salzburg Austria.
173 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10024
Kaply, Joe '52 - '54 BASS
Played under Heath and Dixon, I live in the Chicago area and am now retired.
Karas, Sperie '55 - '56 PERCUSSION
Permission to list. Details to follow. Sperie was registered for the 2006 reunion but unfortunately couldn't come.
Am Domplatz 38, D 53347 Alfter, Germany
Katz, Jack 1/56 - 7/57 VIOLIN firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: Active Musician
Member of New York City Ballet orchestra, principal second.
Member of New York City Opera orchestra, first violin
142 West End Avenue, Apt. 7L, New York, NY 10023
Kechejian, Edward S. 3/58 - 5/59   VIOLIN, VIOLA
Currently: Retired English Teacher.
Taught high school English for 27 years in N.Y., while raising two sons and a daughter. Currently married to Lynn and playing chamber music in beautiful Sarasota. Seeking Pete Bertolino whereever you are.
8845 Havenridge Drive Sarasota, Fl. 34238
Kimball, Richard ''57 - '59 TROMBONE email@example.com
Currently: Musician, Milwaukee Symphony
Permission to list. Biographical details later. Dick was at the 50th Anniversary Reunion in New Hampshire.
2822 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211-3755 (414) 964-2781
Koch, Donald '55 - '56 VIOLIN
Permission to list. Biographical details later. Don attended the 50th Anniversary Reunion in New Hampshire.
11440 Gedney Way Riverside, CA 92505 (909) 588-2353
Kolpitcke, John 12/57 - 6/59 VIOLIN/VIOLA firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: Retired Professor
(This bio. was added Sept., 2003)
Schools: Univ. of Wis. Madison, B.M., M.M.; Univ. of Mich. D.M.A.
Performing Groups: Savannah Symph., Roswell (NMex.) Symph., Wheeling (WVA) Symph., Parkersburg (WVA) Symph., Salisbury (NC) Symphony--Currently.
Conducting: Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symph., Southeastern Ohio Symph., Davidson (NC) College Symph.
Teaching: Northern Mich. Univ., Georgia Southern Univ., Eastern New Mexico Univ., Muskingum (Ohio) College
21024 Pine St., Cornelius, NC 28031
Krams, Stuart 6/56 - 7/57 BASS email@example.com
Currently: Retired and enjoying the life with wife Lila in Southwest Florida
After 7th ASO worked around NYC and than returned to University of Miami(FL) on Music Scholarship and got my Bach. of Music Education(1961)
Taught Instrumental Music, Elem & Jr. H.S. Band and H.S. Orchestra Director at New Paltz Schools in New Paltz, NY (1961-1964)
Retired Band Director/Instrumental Music Teacher (Spackenkill School Dist. Poughkeepsie,NY (1964-1992)
Real Estate Broker, Dutchess County, New York (1961-2005)
Attended and played at the Columbus reunion. What a wonderful feeling that was. It seemed like only yesterday when I looked across the stage and saw Bob Quinn and Bob Eliason, and over at Chaz Hoag, Jerry Magill, and Bob Sharon who played in the James Madison H.S. Orchestra in Brooklyn as well.
4211 65th Terrace East Sarasota, FL home & fax: 941-309-3433, mobile 941-400-2064
Kruzich, Ted '58 - '60 VIOLIN firstname.lastname@example.org
Still working two days a week as a Computer Lab Tutor for Roosevelt University in Chicago IL. Since my partial retirement, I have been steadily playing the violin in community and chamber orchestras in the Chicago area as well as playing chamber music of all kinds. My wife and I live in Evanston IL and we belong to the local YMCA for exercise and swimming activities as well as doing some Spring plowing in our garden and raising many vegetables. I also belong to an organization called the North Shore Musicians Club and am also Treasurer of a Croatian Club which consists of about 70 people who emigrated from a little town called Hreljin on the Adriatic coast. Otherwise Iím healthy and ready for some vacation time in the Rockies of Colorado.
Lane, Ralph 1960 CONDUCTOR, HORN
Permission to list. Biographical details to follow. Ralph conducted several compositions at the Sept. 2001 reunion.
Lang, August "Sonny" 3/56-c. - 5/57-c. PERCUSSION
Still an active musician
Graduated with B.S. in Engineering, 1962. Married Lillian in 1961, one daughter. Worked as engineer in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco. Currently working as a dance band drummer, Portland, Oregon. Over the years compiled a roster of members. Personally sponsored the 7ASO reunion of Sept. 1996.
P.O. Box 668 Hillsboro, OR 97123
Larson, Richard 3/60 - 2/62 CLARINET email@example.com
Discharged in Stuttgart in 1962, where I married Brigitte Siewert. We enjoyed a wonderful 36 years together and two children until her death from cancer in 1998. Returning to my native Illinois in 1962, I taught public school music there for ten years, also completing a doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois. Moved to Fredonia NY in 1972 (SUNY), where I served variously as professor (instrumental music education specialty), ensembles conductor and administrator until retiring in 1998 to care for Brigitte. I have remained active mainly as a clarinetist, with some conducting, educational consulting and private teaching as well. I have just remarried (12/00 - wedding attended by Don and Antje Draganski) and am currently establishing residency in the southeast Georgia northeast Florida area where I hope to resume some amount of professional activity.
Lawson, Dick 9/58 - 1/60 BASSOON firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: Musician in the NYC Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center.
When I arrived at 7ASO Ron Tyree was the able 1st bassoonist, and I assumed that position when he left. John Canarina arrived a short time afterwards, first as a bass player then as a conductor along with clarinetist Ron Wasserman, after conductor Edward Lee Alley left the orchestra. Playing career mostly in ballet, but also in Broadway Shows, Chamber Society of Lincoln Center, NY Chamber Symphony, Mostly Mozart, NYC Opera, the Little Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre. I've been in the NYC Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center for 25 years and am currently on sick leave. My wife and I have two sons who are both advertising copy writers.
32 Reichert Circle, Westport, CT 06880-2643
Lehman, Merlin 1956 VIOLIN/PERCUSSION email@example.com
Merlin Lehman earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in organ at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Doctor of Music at Northwestern University, studying with Grigg Fountain. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Hochschule fur Music in Berlin, where he studied organ with Prof. Dr. Michael Schneider and harpsichord with Prof. Silvia Kind. He has taught organ at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, Valpairso University, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas. He has served as Organist/Choirmaster in various churches. He continues to perform in recital programs. Dr. Lehman is currently singing with the Girls and Schola Choir at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL, and is an assisting organist there. He is also singing in the Bach Week Festival Chorus. He is presently serving as Dean of the North Shore Chapter, A.G.O.
1455 Crowe Ave, Deerfield, IL 60015
Leite, John J. '53 - 10/54 BASS TROMBONE/BUS DRIVER
Currently: Pres/Sec/Del, Merrimack Valley Musicians - local #300, AFM, Lowell, MA. '
(This entry updated 2/16/09)
I do free-lance Bass Bone and Tuba, as well as conducting my own Leite Concert Winds, a 35 piece ensemble. The Merrimack Valley Musicians had its 100th Anniversary Concert on June 26, 1998, featuring the Leite Concert Winds, with Dave Amram as guest conductor. Traveled with several Big Bands during the late 50's through early 70's. Ten years with the North Shore Theater Pit Orchestra in Beverly, MA. Also taught in public schools and still give private lessons in low brass. More info at http://www.trombone-usa.com/leite_john.htm
P O Box 2134 Lowell, MA 01851 (978) 453-2900 (866) 453-2700
Leniado-Chira, Joseph (Joseph Chira) 4/58 - 1/59 TRUMPET
Currently: Conductor - Composer - Teacher - Pianist
Active for over 30 years as a conductor in the interpretation and teaching of music. Conducted 11 professional symphony & chamber orchestras, operas, ballets, & brass ensembles. Composed over 40 works for solo, chamber, instrumental, choral & large orchestral groups. Appearances with Joffrey Ballet Orch., Hartford Symphony, Miami Phil., Aspen & Tanglewood festivals, WNYC American Music Festival, Chira String & American Chamber Orchestras & other orchestras in Europe. Founder-Producer & Music Director of Sympony on the Sound. Active in Ntl. Assoc. for American Composers & Conductors. 19 Medals in music competitions, 5 conducting scholarships & fellowships. Conducted and taught at the Juilliard School. At the Bayreuth Festival, recorded for DGG. Listed in the International Who's Who in Music and Musicians
Lepard, David '55 - '57 'CELLO / LIBRARIAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Spec. 1st Class
Currently: Retired; Prof. Ed. Leadership, GMU; Leadership Consulting Business.
I think about my 7th Army Symphony experience often...it had a very positive influence in my life. Drop me an e-mail and let me know if/when you are in the Washington D.C. area.
2751 Oakton Plantation Ln. Vienna, VA 22181
Levine, Harold 1952 VIOLIN
Harold was a member of the string quartet that was the beginning of the 7th Army Symphony. Thanks to John Giattino for reporting this. If you have any further details, we will be glad to publish them here.
Lewis, Arthur '61 - '62 VIOLA
(This entry updated 2/22/08 - contact info)
Was a member of (in order) the Buffalo Philharmonic, Orchestre de Concerts Colonne, Seventh Army Orchestra, Aspen Festival, Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Orchestra, and principal violist of the Nashville, Santa Fe Opera, and Baltimore Orchestras. Studied at the College of the Pacific Conservatory (BA, BM) Brown, New England Conservatory (MM) De Pasquale, Paris Conservatory, and Indiana University (DM) Dawson; and taught at Blair Academy (now Vanderbilt), Peabody Conservatory, Aspen Music Festival, Illinois State University, and Emory University and Emory, Oxford (Ga.) campus. He was awarded a Fulbright for string trio study in Paris (Pasquier and Boulanger)and a NEH grant to Harvard for Beethoven Quartets (Lockwood). Son Mark is lawyer house husband in Denver, two boys; he achieved the pinnacle of success in certain circles by marrying a Jewish doctor. Bert is marine biologist in Cordova, Alaska, working for Alaska Fish and Game; he caught a prize-winning 51 lb. salmon. Sarah is Legal Aid lawyer in Easton, Maryland. And Cara is violin/viola, ballet, soccer fifth grader here in Atlanta.
3944 Gladney Dr. Atlanta, GA (770) 493-8081
Lewis, Gene '55 - '56 TRUMPET
Deceased (This entry dated 5/5/05)
Gene Lewis was on the teaching Staff of the Univ of Texas, El Paso. According to the Dept. of Music Secretary, Gene passed away about 10 years ago. He was a highly respected member of the staff, and great teacher of Trumpet. They still talk about him at the school. Thanks to Mel Ponzi for finding this information.
Lewis, Henry '55-c. - '56-c. BASS, CONDUCTOR
After release from service, assistant conductor of Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Conductor - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor at Metropolitan Opera.
Died on Jan. 26, 1996 of a heart attack at his Manhattan home.
Lichow, Leonard '53-c. - '54 VIOLA
Lenny passed away on June 29, 1997. During our 37 years of marriage he told me many interesting and meaningful stories of his experiences in the Seventh Army Symphony. He would have been so thrilled to attend your reunion. After Len was discharged from the army, he studied at Drexel Institute of Technology where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering. He and his family eventually moved to Israel where he worked as an engineer. He performed there in an amateur orchestra and formed a quartet which he managed to keep together by hook or crook until he and I returned to the U.S. in 1993 for me to pursue an MSSW degree. Len is survived by two children, Simone and Aaron, and four grandchildren, Tamar, Reshef, Omer and Liri.
(from an e-mail from Geri Lichow, 7/27/01).
Lienhard, James '54 - '55 VIOLIN JELien@juno.com
Currently: Retired, string and orchestra teacher.
Teacher: Strings & orchestra (El., Jr., Sr., H.S.) in Chicago suburban area for 31 years. Retired to Florida: play in 3 orchestras in the Sarasota area.
4961 Clubview Ct., E Bradenton, FL 34203
Lindquist, Edward E. 10/57 - 7/59 VIOLIN/VIOLA
Currently: Landlord, Inventor.
Graduate of La Sierra College in Arlington, CA (1956). Attended Eastman School of Music 1956-57. Taught violin at Columbia Union College '59 - '61. Taught public school in Montgomery County, MD '61 - '70. Moved to Orlando, FL in 1970. Taught public school in Orange County, FL from 1970 through 1973. Became a real estate salesman and subquently real estate broker in 1973-74. Continued in real estate until present. Worked for 12 years on inventing a back massage machine. Received a U.S. Patent on June 30, 1998. As soon as I receive manufactured parts from Taiwan this product should be on the market. You may look for details when my Web Site is up and running. Am a member of the local musician's union. I freelance on violin and viola gigs. I am interested in attending the reunion and meeting some of the players who were in the orchestra at the same time I was.
409 Songbird Way, Apopka, FL 32712
Listokin, Robert '57 - '58 CLARINET
Currently: Clarinet teacher, North Carolina School of the Arts.
After service worked in NYC for 6 years: Radio City Music Hall, Symphony of the Air, recording orchestras of Columbia, RCA, etc. Also in chamber groups: Aeolian, Clarion Quintet, NY Festival Winds. With the Clarion Quintet, in 1965, entered faculty of newly formed N.C. School of the Arts. Recent CD available from "Muncy Winds" 800-333-6415, under Robert & Ann Listokin.
921 Carolina Ave Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Lockwood, Lewis '57 - '58 'CELLO email@example.com
Currently: retired from Harvard in 2002
When I was drafted into the army in November 1956 -- three weeks before I would have reached my 26th birthday and been exempt -- I had completed an M.A. in Music (Music History) at Princeton University, had had a Fulbright year in Italy, and was working on my doctorate. In the army, after basic training and then fourteen weeks in stenography school at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, I requested assignment to the Seventh Army Symphony, where friends of mine were then playing, and joined the orchestra as cellist while it was on tour in Zweibrucken in 1957. I then played in the 7ASO under Ling Tung and with my esteemed stand partner, Steve McGhee, plus other friends (John Santambrogio, Eddie Basson, Henry Schuman, Marvin Topolsky, Bill Scarlett, Arthur Grossman, Arno Drucker, et al) for a year and a half until my discharge (early release) in September 1958, when I was offered a teaching position at Princeton. I taught at Princeton from 1958 until 1980, when I moved to Harvard University. My main fields in music history are the Italian Renaissance and, more recently, Beethoven, on which I have published articles and books, including my Beethoven biography, "Beethoven: The Music and the Life" (W.W. Norton, 2003, pb. 2005) which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. My first wife, Doris Hoffmann Lockwood, whom I married in 1953, was with me during my many months in the army in Germany. After her death in 1992, I subsequently remarried. My present wife, Ava Bry Penman, is a psychoanalyst and also a cellist by avocation, so we have a two-cello household. I have two grown children and two grandchildren, and despite some medical problems over the past several years am continuing to work and write, play chamber music, and enjoy my family.
Lohr, Ross F. Jr. 3/53 - 10/53 'CELLO firstname.lastname@example.org
Airman First Class
Currently: Semi-retired Electrical Engineer
(This bio. updated 5/11/05 - email addr was not working)
After discharge from the Air Force in 1955, I attended The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (presently known as The Polytechnic University). I earned Bachelors and Masters degrees (in 1960 and 1964) in electrical engineering while working for several compnaies around the NY area. In 1965 I was hired by the Hughes Aircraft co. and moved to the Los Angeles area. After working for 8 years in Culver City, Calif., I transferred to the Hughes Research Labs in Malibu, Calif. I retired from Hughes in 1996 and have been consulting since then at the Rockwell Science Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
As far as the cello goes, I played off and on until 1965, at which time I gave up playing. After I retired since I had more time, I started to take lessons (in June of 1999) and am now playing again. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I began to play again.
5217 Marmol Dr., Woodland Hills, CA 91364-3332 (818)883-4846
Longo, Joseph '57 - '58 CLARINET
Sp3 or Sp4, don't remember
Currently: Musicaian - Minnesota Orchestra (Minneapolis Symphony)
1959-63 NBC Chicago Staff Orchestra
1963-66 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
1966-present Minnesota Orchestra
2001 - 17th St. N.W. New Brighton, MN 55112
Love, William (Bill) 10/56 - 1/59 OBOE email@example.com
(Entry updated 8/19/05, email)
I played 2nd oboe with Fred Grunebaum and Henry Schuman. Henry Lewis was finishing his last few weeks as conductor. Ling Tung was the next conductor.
I became the Field First Sgt. in the Spring of 1958, replacing Pat Rian who returned home. Ed Alley became conductor about this time. Sgt. Pickens was in the office. Captain Gotiwicki was in charge. Lt. Frank Maguire was the officer on tours and he was replaced by Lt. Hord - he had a brand new Porsche at the time. We went on a French tour in '58 and to the Brussels Worlds Fair and Luxembourg later in the year.
I left Germany at the end of January and returned to California in February. I worked for Hancock Oil for a few months and then returned to school and got my Bachelor's in Music at, what was then known as Long Beach State College in '60.
I moved to Phoenix, AZ in '61 and have been here ever since. I played in the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra for 17 years, switching from 2nd oboe to English horn the last 5 years. I taught instrumental music in the public schools for 23 years, retiring in 1984. I do a lot of volunteer work now and travel from time to time.