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Carol England (Strickland)
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2015-12-07 21:05:59
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Jeffrey Erickson
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Troy Erwin
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2015-12-07 20:35:18
I graduated from a 5 year program at Brown University in 1971 and was commissioned an Ensign in the USN.  Attended Submarine School in Groton, CT where I met my wife, Tina. She is also a Naval Officer.  We were married in Oct 1973, lived in Naples, Italy 1976-79, moved to Charleston, SC where our children were born. Moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1985 where I was Commanding Officer of USS KITTIWAKE (ASR-13) and Tina was Deputy Chief of Staff for Commander, Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet. In 1988 we moved to San Diego, CA where I was Executive Officer of USS McKee (AS-41) and Tina was Executive Officer of Submarine Training Facility, San Diego.  Tina retired from the Navy as a Commander in 1992 and has become a writer.  Her website is www.tinaerwin.com. I retired as a Commander in 1995, got a USCG Master's License and was Captain of USNS SILAS BENT, USNS SUMNER and USNS PATHFINDER,  all oceanographic survey ships owned by the Navy but operated by civilian contractor.  I am fortunate to have operated all over the world. We adopted our third child, Andrew, in 2009. In 2010 I joined Transocean LTD, one of the largest offshore oil drilling companies in the world, as Captain of a dynamically positioned oil rig operating off the coast of Brazil.  After 42 years of working at sea, and a recent total knee replacement, I will retire (again) in July 2015. Tina and I are approaching our 42nd anniversary and have 3 lovely granddaughters. Send Troy a MessageSend Troy a Message
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Edward Farstad
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Virginia (Ginger) Faucett (Anderson)
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Robert Featherstone
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At our 40th reunion, people were amazed by how many of our classmates had retired. A decade later, people are amazed by how many are still working. On September 29, 2004, I retired from the State Department, where I had been a Foreign Service Officer. Four days later, I accepted an appointment to cover Foreign Service gaps. Since I retired, I have had two jobs. My day-job is to wake up. We can to this. My day-worker job is to show up somewhere. We can do this, too.
                                        
After WJ, I attended Dickinson College. This was great preparation for retirement. In college, you wake up to do what you want and occasionally show up to do something else. In the 1969 draft lottery, I drew 245, so I recycled my Vietnam angst to other areas. Recycling is about putting something somewhere else, and everything has to be somewhere.
 
What makes life stressful is not knowing what to do next. In 1970, I had no clue. For almost a year, I worked in various nonprofessional positions at Metromedia Television. However, the tinsel and glitter of show business was becoming shopworn. On New Year’s Day, 1971, I was working at WTTG-TV when a badly hung-over Maury Povich berated a vitamin expert on the air. Dr. Passwater ran out of the building and gave me the vitamins he had planned to give to Povich. I learned that taking vitamins does not work, and Povich learned that punishing people on television does work.
 
In 1971 I resumed the career in public service that I had begun with a 1967 summer stint at Lord and Taylor. In 1967, a man got a second dessert for having the brass to lunch at Lord and Taylor’s Birdcage Restaurant. Today, who can believe this really happened? Did “real men” have really bad diets? In our time, we have faced change that has only increased in velocity. I don’t lament the passing of the second dessert because I did not need the first. I have learned to embrace change. We can do this,
 
Anyway, in 1971 joined the federal government, where I served first with the Department of the Army, and then with the Department of Justice. In 1975, the suspense and intrigue of diplomatic life lured me into the Foreign Service. For nearly three decades, I served at six foreign posts and traveled widely when serving in Washington. I learned how to observe what was going on behind me while paying attention to what was happening ahead. I found it easy to recycle myself every couple of years, because everyone has to be somewhere.
 
In 2008, I moved to New York City in search of bright lights, and I have found them. I love that there is so much to do, and I do as much as I can. I also value the friends I have made and the potential that lies ahead.
 
I was married for 22 years and have been divorced for nearly that long. I have three adult children, and all of them are actually grownups. Young people are supposed to grow up and go away. People who are no longer young are supposed to embrace change and realize that it is young people who will keep the wheels from falling off of whatever might roll. None of my children will ever try to move “back home” with me, because it is impossible to park where I live on the Upper West Side. Meanwhile, I spend as much time as I can with my three children and six grandchildren.
In retirement, my day-worker job has taken me to Foreign Service posts around the world. These assignments nourish my need to serve our great country. Now that I have become older than most living people, these assignments open another window to inform me of how young people think. I learn from young people and hope they learn something from me. When State Department colleagues pitched an assignment to Egypt, they said I should go to Cairo and see the pyramids. I did, and I did. I’ll always have pyramids.
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Stephen Feinberg
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2016-09-04 17:10:48

After WJ, I attended Shimer College and then the U of MD, where I received a degree in anthropology and where I met my wife, Wendy Garson. We went to Philadelphia, where I received a doctorate in optometry and completed a fellowship at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. My specialty training included care of the partially sighted and treatment of problems of binocular vision. Wendy received a doctorate in optometry two years after me. I have had a varied career including both group practice and solo practice, academic positions at Johns Hopkins and Howard Universities, and as Low Vision Consultant for Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. I have been in solo private practice in Washington, D.C. since 1997. For several years I have been a clinical consultant for a rigid contact lens laboratory, designing and fitting lenses for patients with corneal deformities, and I consult internationally, primarily in Chinese clinics for children and adolescents. Wendy has practiced in McLean,Virginia since 1991, specializing in children's vision problems.

Although Wendy and I got married in 1971, our children came to us quite a bit later: Evelyn in 1988 and Daniel in 1991, through adoption from Korea. They have been a major joy in our lives. Music has always been important to both of us and for the past 15 years we have sung together in a choir, Wendy as an alto and me as a bass. Back in my youth, I played acoustic blues guitar, and got to spend time and play with a few old-time blues men. Nerve damage in my right hand has limited my playing these past few years. Wendy and I continue to enjoy travel but still enjoy our work and have no retirement plans yet. We live in Greenbelt, MD.

 
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Elizabeth (Beth) Feingold
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