CLASS OF 1968
Black River Falls High SchoolClass of 1968
Black river falls, WI
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Black River Falls High SchoolClass of 1975
Black river falls, WI
Since my Senior Year of High School graduation in June of l968, and early in the month of September of that same year just prior to my college career I sustained a disabling right hand-wrist injury while working at the rock springs coca-cola bottling works factory in Black River Falls. I worked for Tom Mills with Earl & Stanley Blackdeer and John McKevit whom were all Coke-a-Cola truck delivery route drivers. Since then I have been an industrial arts shop grades 7-12 D.P.I.Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan secondary schoolteacher, boys head high school basketball coach, and an assistant football and track coach in an Upper Michigan high school,and a driver education school instructor of classroom and in-car behind-the-wheel training instruction in the states of Michigan,Minnesota,and Wisconsin. In 1974 I began my teaching career in an Upper Penninsula Michigan High School and as a driving school D.P.I. school shop teacher/instructor in Black River Falls,Wisconsin High School. After leaving the Navy in the 1980's I was a driver training school commercial classroom and behind-the-wheel instructor in Milton-Janesville,Appleton(Trident Driving School),& also in Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond u Lac,the Fox Cities and Green Bay named Sears Driving School, and in the 1990;s with a driving school office out of Hudson covering surrounding county areas of (St Croix, Polk, Dunn and Burnett county) in the state of Wisconsin named Valley Driving School, of which was for the River Falls High School Driver Ed. program in the early 2000 years. In the early to mid 1980;s years I've been a driver training instructor with Arcade-Zepka Incorporated.named Sears Driving School in Appleton-Green Bay-Fox Cities which is the oldest driving school in Wisconsin. I did instructor training with offices located in downtown Milwaukee,Wi. I have been from 2005-2015 the owner of my business named StartSmart Academy Inc. Driving School with my office being relocated to New Richmond from Hudson,Wisconsin. I have served 4yrs in the U.S. Navy as a clinical-hospital general duty corpsman & was stationed aboard the USS Enterprise CVAN-65 aircraft carrier in the Medical Department and sea duty for 2 yrs. and on-land being stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Base & Hospital working on the contagious and infectious disease ward and also duty in the Branch Clinic 237 on-base in North Chicago for about 2 yrs. In 1979 I experienced seeing a UFO during a military flight at night. I was the aircraft carrier "Big-E" ship's transportation medical evacuation driver,and while stationed aboard the ship I got to be in a movie-set on the USS Missouri battle ship as a navy sailor. The hollywood movie is titled "Under Seige One" with actors Steven Segal, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gary Busse. I was also duty stationed in Camp Le June,North Carolina with the United States Marine Corp as a hospital corpsman-medic in 1978.. In 1969 I attended Northland College at Ashland,Wisconsin on an athletic basketball scholarship and also earned athletic letters at U.W.-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin playing on the University basketball and golf squad teams. I earned my Bachelor of Science major and Safety minor degrees at Stout State University. I have also served my country for 2yrs active duty with the U.S.Army in the South Korean cold war zone and 2yrs active duty & training as a medic & 91siera with the Army's Preventative Medicine Specialist Unit and Army military schooling at the Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio,Texas. I've was then base stationed at Fort Fittzsimons in Denver,Colorado as a chemist's assistant, and and then sent on overseas duty stationed in Seoul, South Korea with the evacuation hospital 121 & LC detachment at the 8th Army Compound as a prevention medicine specialist /medic. I was an overseas health & sanitation inspector for most all of the Joint-Task U.S.-South Korean Military Bases & Installations in South Korea. I attended the world's largest membership church in Yoi-do,Seoul. I was awarded the Army's Military Operations Army Achievement Medal in l988. While in Korea I participated in Korean wrestling, mountain climbing club, and as an English language teacher with Army Sergeant Buck Benny of Baltimore,Md. for Korean world business executives which was affiliated through the USO Club in Seoul,South Korea. I was trained for chemical warfare for the Gulf War in Iraq. I've been both an active/inactive military reservist with the Navy and Army and have done active yearly two weeks acdutra training at the Marine Base Hospital Camp Pendelton,California, and Naval Reserve active duty readiness drill training in Valejo,California, Oshkosh,& Lacrosse,Wisconsin, and the Reserve Center Base in Minneapolis,Mn. I have been working on an associate nursing degree program with the Wisconsin W.I.T.C. schooling system, and also have worked on a program for my Master's Graduate Degree in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation as a work adjustment specialist at U.W.-Stout. I have been enrolled in teacher continuing education and am currently licensed in Wisconsin with a D.P.I. (Department of Public Instruction) teacher's license.. I am also licensed to train people who would like to become qualified licensed driving school instructors like myself in Wisconsin with my commercial driver training school licensed in Wisconsin. I am in Who's-Who American educators. I've been a taxi-cab driver-operator in Eau Claire and Appleton,Wisconsin, and St.Petersburg-Tampa,Florida. Also while there in Florida I drove my aunt & uncle as a cheauffer, a newspaper delivery truck, and also worked as a runner in a large Bank. I have been a Minnesota and Wisconsin C.D.L. licensed school bus driver for 20 years with various school bus companies in both states . Also, when in the Army & Navy,I've been a military van and bus transportation driver and once drove the Great Lakes base military ambulance for a week. I've been a church transportation driver in civilian life too. I was stationed active duty at Cherry Point,North Carolina Camp Le June Marine Base as a Navy Corpsman. When with the Army overseas I drove the duece and-a-half troop carrier. I also transported military ammo to and from military bases. I was a bus driver for the West Point Cadet's and thier vacation trips to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I'd drive them to the ski resorts and horse back riding ranches. I also learned to ski then at Winter Park,Colorado 11,500 feet above sea level. I suffered a severe head-brain trauma injury in June of l997. This took my brain five yrs to heal. In 1999 I was trained by the government to teach & train census takers in the Indian head region of Wisc. for the 2000 census. I am a National L.C.O.C. (Lincoln Continental Owners Club) member and drive my classic Lincoln Mark III to the national meets and sometimes win national awards! I and my female chocolate lab pet dog(Sheema)enjoy going riding in ...Expand for more
my Lincoln with its 445 horsepower on trip drives and I continue to restore it as I can afford to year by year as my hobby interest restoration project. Another hobby interest of mine is baseball card collecting, as well as other sports memorabilia. I have a Henry Aaron 1954(card-record)original topps rookie card in my collection. I have been a security baggage and luggage screener for Northwest Concourse Airlines foreign and domestic flight departures at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport. I'm an on-the-field sidelines and end zone security patrol officer for the Minnesota Vikings NFL football team games in the Hubert H. Humphrey metro-dome and also usher-security patrol for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers sporting events in Minneapolis,Minnesota. I've been a Minnesota State Fair worker. When I was 3-5 years of age I would walk or ride my Davy Crockett bicycle downtown to visit the 5 & dime stores. My mother(Corrine) would drive us kids to the A&W root beer stand, to the swimming pool, & to the drive-in outdoor movies in our old l946 Nash automobile, and also to do the delivery of the newspapers for my dad's Milwaukee Sentinel motor route. When I was from 4-7 years of age I would assist my father(Sam)sell glass bottles of coke-a-cola soda pop to the race fans in the grandstand at the Jackson County fairgrounds one half-mile racetrack at the stock car races on Sundays. I really loved those stock cars & the dirt track races as a small youngster growing up in my hometown of Black River Falls. My childhood racetrack stories were then later used by a children's storybook writer when I lived in the state of Washington. I can also distinctly remember those growing up childhood days also at the old county fairgrounds grandstand as a young kid selling hot beef sandwiches for the wrestling show performances and watching our local l949 world champion Jack Guy wrestle, and the all-day school rally days held there. I also sold (popcorn,soda,& peanuts) concessions to the race fans in the seats at the Black River one third-mile paved track speedway as a teenager. I worked for Stan Blackdeer there then. My uncle, Everett Fox, was a race car driver! He drove stock car #19 for Moose Peterson Chevrolet-Oldsmobile at various racetracks throughout Illinois,Iowa,Wisconsin,Michigan,& Minnesota. My first cousin,Jim Meier from Bloomer, Wisconsin was a rookie fullback in l971 with the NFL Green Bay Packers of Pro football fame. Another relative, my great uncle, Eric Severeid, became a famous CBS news anchor, television commentator and journalist. Eric wrote the book "Canoeing with The Cree" in l937 as a 17 year-old teenager. The Cree are Canadian Indian tribes. In history he is now recognized with Ann Bancroft who crossed the Arctic Circle. He canoed with a 19 year old friend across Canada to the Hudson Bay from St Paul,Minnesota in 1935. A childhood memory I'll never forget is the day in 1962 I met,talked,& shook hands with Vince Lombardi at Lambeau field in Green Bay following a team summer practice, then being with my dad whom is a high school football coach, and whom introduced me to the famous legendary coach. Another sporting memory i will always remember is running on the beach under the Golden Gate bridge in 1989 with Joe Dimagio, the Yankee Skipper of baseball hall of fame. One of my first jobs was at the early age of 7 in Black Rive Falls,Wisconsin my hometown managing the clubhouse at the Skyline Golf Course in 1956, and then in 1960 as a Milwaukee Journal carrier of a newspaper route. I was paid about 7 dollars a week to deliver newspapers to the customers residences. What I'll always remember most about that job is the night it was -50 degrees below zero Farenheit and walking & hand delivering the newspapers out on the route and nearly freezing myself to death.. In 10 years or less time I hope to be In heaven. I'm going to get there by the "rapture" which surely will soon happen by then according to last days scripture in God's word, our Holy Bible. If I would get one do-over; what I would have done differently is I would have stopped working at the rock springs coke-a-cola bottling works company sooner so that freak accident to my right hand-wrist would not have happened to me. My sporting & post-high school basketball career may have been better in regards to all of the athletic scholarships offered to me then and my performance as a basketball player at the college level. My senior year I received first team all-South-Central Conference, all- Northwest Indianhead Wisconsin, and 4th team All-State Wisconsin 1968 recognition in basketball. I performed at the college level on a basketball scholarship awarded to me with a right-hand handicap. Yes, I do have trophies on my mantel. My most prized individual trophy is as a basketball player. It was given to me in the United States National Midwest Regional Indian Basketball Tournament in 1968 which our team from Black River Falls defeated the Chicago team in the championship game played in Minneapolis. The Reverend Mitchell WhiteRabbitt was our coach. This was a grand victory and a feather in our small town team's hat so to speak in my sporting career. Another sporting accomplishment of which I am proud of is being in a team photo state of Wisconsin golf trophy won in the State of Wisconsin High School Golf Tournament in 1966 which is in the high school trophy case still today. My dad ,Sam Young ,a semi-pro golfer was our golf coach. He is recognized as an Hall of Fame Coach in Wisconsin! I continue today to be an WIAA basketball referee as my dad did for his teaching and coaching career. I share my home today lovingly with my pet dog named Cleopatra, which I find to be man's true loyal best friend.. My current age is 69 & 1/2. When I was 12,,I thought that people around my age now should be semi-retired. I was so completely mistaken. I myself continue to work at a part-time job still today and believe if your able to continue working that is best in life! The weirdest job I ever had was to round up a herd of sheep on an island and get them onto a pontoon boat. It was a college work-study job to help pay my tuition while attending school at UW-Stout in Menomonie,Wisconsin in 1971. A favorite teacher I would really like to see again would be Howard Kinney. The main reason is because I liked him and also he and his wife Kay actually babysat for me when I was little in their home sometimes. I so enjoyed being around him at the basketball practices & when he coached games during the early to the mid-1950's & then after he stopped coaching into the late fiftys and early 1960's years sitting next to Howie and doing the score clock at the ballgames, and especially as a student in his typing class in high school. Howie always knew something funny to say to me that would tickle my funny bone. I hope old friends remember me as being a real friendly & helpful good natured human being.
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