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John L. Kuntz


103 Candlelite Path The Tea Farm
Summerville, South Carolina
Home: (843) 873-0771        


What song most reminds you of your school days?  
the Beach Boys, Beatles, Elvis
What teacher most influenced you? 
Mrs. Minnie Lee Rogers
Who were your best friends at Central?
Tommy Lawhorn, Bobby Johnson, Jimmy Dillard, Calvin Harrison
What is your most memorable experience at the reunions?
This is my first one!
What are your fondest memories of Chattanooga Central High School?
Sports, Moving to Chattanooga from the mountains, Making Friends, Going to Boys State at Castle Heights Military School, All the Beautiful Girls at Central, and Corvettes on Ringgold Blvd.
My Life Since Graduation
After graduation, I spent the summer with my grand parents in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, right beside the Appalachian Trail, east of Johnson City.  I entered ETSU in September and did not do well.  I did not go back to college until 1975, and it seems like once I started, I went forever--mostly because I became good at writing papers and the Army paid for it.  I graduated from the University of Maryland, cum laude, with a BS in Psychology in 1979.  I then graduated from Washington College Maryland with a MA in English in 1982.  From a bad first marriage, I moved to Baltimore and began taking classes at the Johns Hopkins University in the History of Literary Ideas Program.  In 1985 I finished my MLA and in 1989 I finished a CAS.  Throughout the 1990s, I continued to take 700 and 800 level courses.  I finished a couple of years of French, Research Methods, and a Teaching of Writing Course.  In 2001, after I retired from 34 years in the Army and Air Force, I started a PhD Program in
 English at the University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales, UK.  In 2008 I graduated after writing a 550-page Dissertation on Sigmund Freud, Writing and Psychoanalysis, and Discourse Analysis.  At present I am hoping to have it published by the spring.  I have been published three times.  My children's book Tennessee Tiger is still available through Barnes and Noble in the "out-of-print" section.  In 2001-2002, I taught at the Citadel and worked in the Citadel's Writing Center.  Since then I have taught ROTC on the Junior Level.  After 25 years as a bachelor, in 2000 I got married in Charlotte Amalia, USVI.  From 1966 until 2001, I spent 34 years in the Air Force and Army.  I retired as the Operations Sergeant Major for the 29th Light Infantry Division.  Fifteen years of my career was spent in Special Operations Forces.  I was also a Mountain Instructor for 16 years, and I have the knees to prove it.  I love the mountains and cross-country skiing--no snow in Charleston.  I have
 travelled all over the United States, USVI, San Juan, PR, Alaska