Don Wolfinger

Profile Updated: February 13, 2019
Residing In: Chesterfield, MO USA
Spouse/Partner: Linda - passed away 23 November 2016
Occupation: Retired but busy being a grandpa
Children: Anne, born 29 July 1981: Special Needs Teacher. We adopted Anne from Korea in 1982. Her first year of More…life in Korea is an incredible story, but thanks to an American working in Korea we were given the opportunity to adopt her. Two grandsons: Isaac and Ben, born 24 August 2016
Military Service: Army/Transportation Corps 1967-1988  
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Update: Linda and I are going to be grandparents in the Sep/Oct time frame, depending Annie and the doctor! Our daughter, Annie, is pregnant with twin boys. So she and Jason are going from zero to two that quick. So far her pregnancy has gone pretty smooth with no complications. Keep them in your prayers.

I really had 2 jobs in the last 40+ years. I served in the US Army for 21 years and over 18 years with McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing. For the past 5 years I have doing a little consulting work on the side. My Army career took me me overseas and around the US. I had the opportunity to work on two major helicopter programs starting on them from the beginning to production. There was an assignment as an associate professor at the US Military Academy at West Point. The capstone assignment was on the Army staff in Washington DC.
My time in industry has been involved in advanced systems development for the 18+ years.

In February we went on a Panama Canal cruise, the full transit: San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale,with friends from Chicago. There were stops in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rico and Columbia. I posted several photos of the canal transit. The canal has been in operation for 100+ year! a phenomenal piece of engineering given the bumpy start.

What's the farthest you've been from home?

Viet Nam (outside of Saigon); Germany (Heidelberg, Pirmasens, Bavaria); Hungry (Budapest); Austria (Salzberg, Vienna)

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Happy birthday! Turning the Big 75. Wow how time flies when you are having fun.

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Ah, another birthday! Have a quiet, clam celebration. Watching MASH, I think about you - Hawkeye?

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Posted on: Oct 23, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Happy Birthday, young man! Someday, I need to visit your part of PA where my father's family came from way back when.

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Happy Birthday! Enjoy your trip.

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Getting ready to head back to Germany this fall albeit with a slightly larger group of 30. Love the itinerary because we will be staying in the middle of these towns. The best part will be when we go deep into Bavaria and be staying at the base of the Germany alps. We start in Berlin and end in Munich in time for the end of the Oktoberfest.

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Happy birthday, old-young man!

Feb 15, 2018 at 9:45 AM

Belated happy birthday. This day this year was unique: a birthday, Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday! a real 3-for-3!

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Belated Happy Birthday! Still digging out a mountain of email after being out of the country for over 3 weeks.

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Let me send you a Birthday shout-out before I start my travels. I will toast you that night in Heidelberg.

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A early Happy Birthday wish! Picture of one of my grandsons, Ben, at 10 months.

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My Boys! The grand-babies are growing quickly. Here they are at 9 months at Home Depot with Jason, their dad! Thank you all for the birthday wishes. It has been six months since Linda passed away, but I have staying busy first with the grandchildren.
Also at church I am on the Ageless Generation Ministry Action Team planning monthly events. I am also organizing a tour to the Reformation sites in Germany in the fall of 2018 (will miss the big 500th anniversary - avoid the crowds) this fall.
Another interesting adventure had me involved in planning of a forum addressing PTSD and Suicide Prevention for Veterans and First Responders.where we had a cross-section of mental health professionals, police/EMS/fire reps, VA and military medical and had over 100 participants.

Almost too busy! But must drive on. Will miss the 55th Reunion due to oversea travel. best to all of the class of 1962!

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