Dorwin Douglass

Profile Updated: January 6, 2015
Residing In: Loudon, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Donna Irene
Occupation: Semi retired Plumbing Contractor
Children: Two.

Daughter Kristin married to Brian a DC lobbyist and former Bush White House senior More…staffer, mother of two grand children, living in Mclean Virginia, higher education advisor, lobbyist, all american runner, great girl.

Son Eric, teacher married to Beth Ann also a teacher, two grand children, both teach at Singapore American School, (yes, in Singapore) seven book author, world traveler, great guy. Update, they have a new house in Bend OR and that is where we will be during the reunion in July.
Homepage: dougdouglasscpi@aol.com
Military Service: Coast Guard
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Fifty years, you have to be kidding?

In 2006 before the housing crash we sold our San Jose house and plumbing business and we got the hell out of Kalifornia. We moved back to the real USA, Loudon County, East Tennessee and love it. (Several CA expats are here) Low costs, low taxes, and best of all friendly people. I invite all to Google "Tellico Village" and see what it is all about. Water, sailing, boating, golf, fishing, hunting, shooting, etc., etc.

School Story:

Terrible student in courses I had no interest in. Loved history, shops, the golf team, (Coach Bartholomew) and photography. Built a sail boat in woodshop that I used at the yacht harbor.

Coolest Thing you ever did:

It seems that I was always in the right place at the right time to have a lot of great experiences. Sea Scouts in Palo Alto, USCG Honor Guard DC, Honor Guard, General McArthur funeral, USCG Photographer 3rd District NYC, Deputy Sheriff Maricopa Co AZ, photofinishing plant manager AZ and CA, married my partner for life, Donna, and our children, and grandchildren, White House lunch, plus many WH visits, the Presidents box at the Kennedy Center, etc., etc., thanks to Brian our son in law, and the cool things continue here in East Tennessee.

What do you do for fun?

You name it you can do it here in Tennessee and the surrounding states. We live on the golf course, travel a bit in our fifth wheel and enjoy the country. We power boat and sail here on Tellico Lake. I am also a Board member of TBART a boaters assistance response team that works with first responders on the lake, Sheriff and Fire.

When we moved here I discovered that we were in the cradle of the Cherokee Nation. Since my Grandmother was 1/4 Cherokee we got on the web and found out that the most famous Cherokee woman, Nancy Ward who's grave and monument is in Benton TN, 15 miles away is my fifth Great Grandmother. Tellico Lake, where we boat covers the largest Cherokee town of Toqua. Chief Sequoyah who gave the Cherokee a written language is honored with a large museum here owned by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. This is also where the trail of tears started. The Cherokee have no love for President Andrew Jackson who forced the Cherokee to leave their land. Were back............

My primary hobby is collecting U.S. firearms and U.S. Militeria, Spanish American War to Korea, and shooting U.S. collectable firearms at my gun club in Oak Ridge. I also participate in the areas gun shows.

What was your yearbook blurb? Did you do what you planned?

Oh my, look at that graduation picture, I remember the pink tie. Well I found the yearbook and it says, "Plans to make Coast Guard a career, close, four years, favorate subject photography, hobbies, sailing, cars, navigation, known for interest in sailing." Not a bad forecast fifty years ago.

Will you attend the reunion?

Maybe

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We will all miss Roger, a fun guy who always had a laugh....Doug Douglass Loudon TN

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High seas sailing, altitude 812.5 ft above sea level on a normal drift...drift...drift sailing day.
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Singapore kids, Beth and Eric on vacation at the KOA in Santa Cruz. Jack and Rebecca are doing smore's. You don't wear coats living in Singapore! We will see then again in Oregon July 9th at their new USA summer house.
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Singapore kids, Beth and Eric on vacation at the KOA in Santa Cruz. Jack and Rebecca are doing smore's. You don't wear coats living in Singapore! We will see then again in Oregon July 9th at their new USA summer house.
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Our Catalina 22 on Tellico Lake, a rare windy day.
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High seas sailing, altitude 812.5 ft above sea level on a normal drift...drift...drift sailing day.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Our 5th wheel at Watts Bar the next lake downstream from us on the Tennessee River.
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You gotta have one of these when the wind dies.
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Donna, my better half riding our "Jeep" in the back yard. I tried to figure out a 30 cal gun mount for it but it got in the way of my golf clubs.
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Today..June 6, 2009...101st Airborne...Easy Company...jump uniform, boots, gear and weapons...65 years later....please do not forget history...so many do....support our troops...support our nation....
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Well her is my Mom at 96 going strong, doing her stir fry. Thats Kelly behind.
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