James Dunkelberger Dunkelberger

Profile Updated: January 31, 2020
James Dunkelberger
Residing In Mesa, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner Pam
Occupation Retired from Electronics Management
Children Julie Preston (Dunkelberger) 2-22-1974 Jill Morgan (Dunkelberger) 7-11-77
Julie lives in FT. More…Worth, Tx. Jill lives in Rocklin, Ca
Military Service US Navy  
James Dunkelberger

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Yes! Attending Reunion
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US Navy 1964 to 1973. Basic and Advanced Electronics Training. Served as a GCA (Ground Controlled Approach Radar Technician) in Nas Oceana Virginia Beach Va. and Naples Italy from 1965 to 1970. Served in Vietnam as a USN Adviser to the Vietnamese Navy. Established Radio Repair shop on a new base (ISB Cho Moi) on the Mekong River 1971. 1972 served as shipboard UHF communication technical supervisor on board the USS Oriskany CVA-34. Hired by Hewlett-Packard as an Electronics Technician in January 1973. Worked for HP from 1973 till 2003 as a technician, supervisor and manager.

Married 1970 and started family with first daughter born in 1974.
Retired from HP in 2003. Obtained CDL in 2003 and drove truck till 2008.
Retired again in 2008 for the last time. While doing all this I learned to fly and obtained a Commercial Pilot License. I live on an airpark (az82) in Overgaard, Az. where I indulge in flying my 1961 Piper Aztec and socializing in my C7 Corvette. When I'm not playing I'm napping which seems to be more frequent now.

School Story

I hope no one remembers this but I did try out for the football team once. Couldn't run, couldn't catch so the coach put me in at center during practice. After getting run over a couple of times I saw no future in it, neither did the coach. Golf, that was more my style, I thought. My classmates were semi-pros. So much for this 25 handicapper. In looking back I sort of drifted through High School without anyone kicking me in the butt. I did like electricity and scored pretty well on the Military Enlistment Tests. They guaranteed me Electronics school if I enlisted. US Navy here I come, no hunting the enemy with an M16 for me or draft worries. I was told to report for the Army but I was already in. Ironically I did go to Vietnam as an Adviser and was issued an M16, however I was not hunting the enemy and only shot the M16 during training.

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Posted on: Jan 29, 2022 at 12:22 PM

Jim, Happy Birthday. I have not been active in keeping in touch with our classmates. Maybe this will be a start. Have a great day.

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Posted on: Feb 05, 2021 at 6:32 PM

Happy Birthday Jim!!!!

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Posted on: Nov 15, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Happy Birthday Richard!

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Posted on: Feb 05, 2016 at 7:31 AM

Happy Birthday Jim, have a FANTASTIC day !!!!!

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Jun 02, 2015 at 3:07 PM

Loved your school story, you are still my hero Jim. Tell Pam hi for us...

Feb 26, 2015 at 8:26 PM