Mike (Gunner) Thompson



Email: gunner@tail-gunner.net

What song most reminds you of your school days?
Bristol Stomp by the Dovells
What teacher most influenced you?
Coach Seaton and his paddle!
Which reunions have you attended?
20/25/30/35/40/45 and 60th Birthday Party.
Which reunion was your favorite?
Tough call.  All have been good.

Fondest memories of your days at Central:
Football games, pep rallies, The Rotunda, ROTC, trying to explain to Mr. O'Neal what "really happened!"

My life since graduation:  
Joined the Navy in 1963, Sandy and I got married in 1964. Our daughter was born in May of '66. I worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia for 6 years after leaving the Navy in '69. Joined 3M a few years later and retired in '96. We have 3 grandchildren, all girls. Twins 18 and the "baby" is 14. Our daughter is a pilot for Delta and our son-in-law is a serving Colonel in the Air Force. Sandy retired from teaching in 2002 and we've spent our time since travelling in both the airplane and RV, doing Corvette shows, and really loving being able to do exactly what we want to do when we want to do it. I still flight instruct a little on occasion. We are both looking forward to the 50th reunion in just a few months!