Jim Vydra


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Worked for Simplex Time Recoder Co. for 21 years, ended as Branch Manager in Springfield, MO.  Then part owner and President of Pro-Tech Systems Inc, a fire and burgular alarm company.  Was a certified Senior Fire Alarm Systems Engineering Technician, certified by the National Institute for Certified Engineering Technicians.  Member of NFPA for many years.  Officer and board member of Missouri Fire and Burglar Alarm Association.

Married to Marilyn in 1962.  6 daughters.....Marianne, Women's Athletic Director, Oregon State University.....Lisa, Shipping Manager.....Elaine, Promotions, St. Louis Post Dispatch.....Susan, High School Art Teacher, Springfield, MO.....Sharon, stay at home Mom.....and Anne, Disc Jockey in Kansas City, MO.

Retired early, now rebuilding the house all those kids roughed up, fishing, and enjoying life.

My Duty Stations were:

FAETUPAC DET3, NAS Barbers Point, HI  TD3, 8-59 to 10-61

TD"A" School, NATTC Memphis, TN  TDIAN, 1-59 to 8-59

AFAM"P" School NATTC Norman, OK  AA, 10-58 to 12-58

Boot Camp, NRTC Great Lakes, IL  AA, 7-58 to 10-58

For my friends and former shipmates, my e-mail address below is obscured to prevent harvesting by spam-bots.  It will be necessary for you to manually open your e-mail sender/client and type in my address.

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