Crossland High School "Class of '69"
Home of the 1969 Cavaliers . . . Temple Hills, MD
|Residing In:||Myrtle Beach, SC USA|
|Military Service:||Air Force|
|Children:|| Andrea Clare Tinius 1974
Graham David Tinius 1979
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US Air Force, 1974-1983
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton OH
Foreign Technology Division 1974-1978
Machine Translation Branch
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
Master of Science in Computer Science 1978-1980
HQ USEUCOM Stuttgart-Vaihingen Germany
Tomahawk Cruise Missile Mission Planning 1980-1983
After ten years in the Air Force and another ten in Germany, I returned to the US and lived in New Hampshire working for Digital Equipment. In 1999 I moved back to the DC area with Hewlett-Packard as a technical consultant for Federal agencies. I married in 2002 and live in NW Washington DC.
I retired from Hewlett-Packard on Feb 29th, 2012 and we moved to Myrtle Beach SC. Now I have time for my hobbies and just walking on the beach.
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All those hours in Mr. Brescia's band, hopping around the football field, irritating Mr. Bruneau (sorry!), sparring with Ms. Mayhew over meaningless English topics, my '56 Plymouth Savoy.
Playing in a dance band, Group IIX, along with Richard Donn '66, Chuck Chaillet, Eric Wurzbacher, Steve Kolbylk... who else?
("It's all coming back to me now!")
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My three siblings, Roger, Kathy and Gregory, all graduated from CHS as well, in 1971, 1973 and 1975.
My father, "The Colonel", succumbed to brain cancer in 1994 at age 66. My mother lived on until October 2011. She was a teenager in Germany during the war, married a GI at 20 and came to America.
As I recall...
My very first after-school job was at the Iverson Mall Hot Shoppes Jr., fall of 1967. I finally had my driver's license and could borrow one of my parents' cars to get to work (from Edgemere Dr in Camp Springs). I made fried chicken and served sodas, but mainly ran the cash register 'cause I could do it with my eyes closed. I mean I was fast! But soon all my clothes started to smell like cooking grease and cleaning the bathrooms at 1 in the morning and taking home about $25 bucks for a 30 hour week got old in a hurry. I put on a coat and tie, walked over to Iverson Mall and I landed a saleman's job at Clark's Music, where I stayed for another year and a half. This was 68 - 69 and lots of rock bands were buying gear, which I sold on commission. I made a bundle selling Fender guitars and amps, Marshall amps and speakers, Ludwig drums, Zildjian cymbals, the works. (Man, if I has just taken a Stratocaster instead of a week's pay...). I also managed most of the band instruments which Clark's rented to the area high schools, so I got to know a LOT of kids from others schools, especially GIRLS, and that started my dating adventures with Joyce and Kathy from Suitland High, Cheryl from La Reine, Becky from Oxon Hill (the last names are omitted to protect the innocent!!). By then I had my own car and I could be seen most Friday and Saturday evenings parked ... you guessed it, in the Hot Shoppes Jr. parking lot, eating food, playing the radio, and just seeing and being seen. What a life!
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Melinda, Tuesday and Thursday I'm free, Weds I have to be back in Myrtle Beach by 6:00pm. Please let me know email@example.com. Thx.
Sorting through some old stuff today, I came across... a wallet-sized diploma from Crossland? I wonder what that was supposed to be good for? In the wallet, I mean. And I found my draft cards. No, I never burned any of mine, in fact, after the 1-D deferment for my first year at Ohio State, I didn't need one because I was in Air Force ROTC and had already signed a reserve commitment. I went on to serve 9+ years and separated as a regular Captain in 1983. Mumble, mumble, don't mind me. Looking back helps me put a lot of things into perspective.
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