Robert (Bob) Delmar Thompson


218 Glencoe Way, Dothan
Dothan, Alabama
334 792-9119


What teacher most influenced you?  
Miss Marjorie Ogle and Miss Mary Rice
Which reunions have you attended?
20th, 40th
Which did you enjoy most? 

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
Great fiends, the Rotunda, the football and basketball games, getting yelled at by Coach Farmer and yet the influence he and Coach Etter had on my life.

My life since graduation:  
Attended Tennessee Temple University after graduation where I met my beautiful wife of 38 years. Three children, all married. Our oldest is a pastors wife living in Denton, NC, our oldest son is a business man living in Mobile, AL. and our youngest son is a Federal Air Marshall living in Newnan, GA. My wife and I took jobs at Cape Canaveral, FL. in 1964 and worked there until I was drafted in April 1968. Graduated from the Army Flight School in 1969, sent to Viet Nam where I flew the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Shot down five times. (wrong place at the wrong time, I guess). Left the Army in 1973 to become an employee of the Department of the Army (Civil Service) as a Flight Instructor in the Chinook at Fort Rucker, AL. of which I am still doing with 34 cumulative years. Have accumulated 17,000 plus flying hours.
We have lived in Dothan for the past 22 years, are active in our church, travel to see the kids. (no grand children yet). No plans to retire anytime soon. (Can't believe I get paid to have this much fun). Looking forward to the 40th.