High School Class of 1967
Visionary, Archaeologist, Artist, Creator.
- Credited for
finding, along with his nephew, a beaver log dating back 11,500 years.
- Credited with
discovering the 18th century Fort Pickawellany in Miami County.
interviewed the last surviving Civil War Veteran, surviving players who
witnessed Babe Ruth’s “shot called home,” last survivor at the Hiroshima Ground
- Credited with
finding Napoleonic Wars flag pole tops, oldest known coins from a Florida
beach, photograph of Revolutionary War veteran and a medallion that
commemorates the marriage of Louis XV to Marie Leczinka of Poland.
High School Class of 1969
- Earned a
Purple Heart during the Vietnam War.
- Winner of the
“Hammer” Award, presented by VP Al Gore, presented because of his work with Bar
Code Medication Administration System for veterans.
- Worked to
expand Gateway programs in several Ohio counties.
- Helped create
Early Learning Initiatives in several counties and contributed to opening Head
Chapter 73 at the American Veteran Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington
Wapakoneta High School Class of 1965
- Army Military Police officer and E6
Staff Sargent for The Department of Intelligence in South Korea.
- Became member of the Secret Service in
- Earned the privilege of guarding
several presidents: Ford, Carter, Regan
and Bush. Guarded several foreign dignitaries such as Mikhail Gorbachev and The
Royal family of England.
- A pioneer in revamping and setting up college
- Buried in the Arlington National
- Sees patients at the Dayton VA and conducts pharmaceutical studies testing new treatments for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and a melanoma vaccine.
Wapakoneta High School Class of 1980
- Graduated from the Ohio State
University with a BS in Chemistry, MD and PhD in Pharmacology.
- Was at Indiana University for 20
years, where he spent almost a decade as Chairman of the Dermatology
- Since 2015, he has been the chairman
of the Pharmacology Department and Professor of Dermatology at Wright State
- His research on skin cancer and how sunlight
affects the skin is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the US
Veterans Administration, with total funding of over 10 million dollars.