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Marlin Kitchen

Profile Updated: March 9, 2017
Residing In:
Marquette, MI USA
Spouse/Partner:
Jane
What are you doing today?
Retired
Children:
Mark,8March 1963, worldwide
Teri, 22 May 1965, Middleville, MI
Amy, 1 July 1971, Grand Ledge, More…MI
Military Service:
USAF, 29 years  
What is YOUR story?

Graduated with a Civil Engr degree from Mich Tech Univ. Joined USAF and spent 29 years flying fighter aircraft. Tours took us to Vietnam for a year where I visited Thailand, Australia, Taiwan, Japan and aerial views of Laos, N. Vietnam and Cambodia. Went to Europe for 14 years living in Germany (4 tours), Italy, England and Iran. Visited most of West European countries including East Germany and Berlin before the wall fell. Had the privilege of commanding a fighter squadron and a USAF Air Base in Italy. Children graduated from high school in Germany, England and Italy. Today living the retired life only able to dream of flying.

Rochester HS Activities:

Treasurer of class. Golf Team, JV football and basketball.

Rochester HS Memories:

No special moments but I do recall that our class had some of the prettiest young ladies in the entire school.

Have you attended previous Class of '58 reunions? If yes, please elaborate as described below in the Hint box.

2 attended; 30th and 55th. All others I was out of the country. I loved both and my wife who is from Wisconsin thinks our class is the most fun group to be with.

What is something that few folks would know about you, and be suprised to learn?

I have flown twice the speed of sound on several occasions but wasn't fast enough to make the track team.

What's on YOUR Bucket List?

Continue to travel the world.

What places have you been that you found interesting, and memorable..?

Just completed a trip to Holland , Finland, Estonia and Russia. The opulence of the Czars castles is unbelievable while the peasants had virtually nothing.
We found on another trip to Italy and Ireland that the Irish people are some of the most hospital and friendly people.
Our next trip takes us back to a Rhine river cruise and will end up in Paris.

What has been the high point of your life so far?

Being blessed with a great family, friends and adequate health. (Flying was a close second.)

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Happy Birthday Doug.

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Happy Birthday with wishes for many,many more.

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