Classmate Biography

Rio Linda Senior High School - Rio Linda, CA - Class of 1971

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Michael Perry

Originally written October 17, 2000
Last updated December 24, 2000



In 1972 I went through basic training and advanced infantry training at Ft. Ord Ca. In 1973 I went to Technical Army Maintenance Management School.In Ft. Lewis Wa. In 1974 I attended Non-Commisioned Officers School. At Camp Casey Korea. 1975 through 1985 various classes, from electronics to weight lifting. All of this at American River College, Sierra College, and Sacramento State also Sacramento Army Depot. At the Army Depot I also took computer classes, quality control school, soldering and circuit board repair.

Love Life

Married and divorced twice then found the love of my life, Emily, in Brownsville,Ca. I met her through my father who is now deceased. We were married October 14,2000 here at our Community Church. A local church where she teaches Sunday School. Between us we have two daughters, Cheryl and Sasha. Two sons, Tim and Steve, and we have eight grandchildren. We are all one really big family where we do not use the designation "step".


1972 through 1975 United States Army. 1976 to 1980,I drove truck for Butler and Johnson then trained Shasta Cola drivers to drive the new deisel trucks. 1981, went to work Sacramento Army Depot. I worked on everything from, radios, teletype, launching guidance computer systems, to the Thomahawk Missile Guidance System. 1993, I went to work at McClellan Air Force Base in the computer repair branch, setting up parts data systems. Then I worked on survival radios used by Air Force and Marine Pilots. I then went to work in the Firefinder Radar System. Which is used in detecting incoming missiles and ballistics. While at McClellan I started doing TDY'S for Space Command. Which has taken me to remote sites in various locations in Europe, Asia and the United States. Where I have worked on Satellite Tracking and Radar Systems. Currently, I am working at Hill Air Force Base for the Department of Defense. I am a member of a decommisioning crew for Space Command working in various locations all over the world.


Due to extensive traveling in my job, I spend as much time as possible with my wife and friends we have made here at Hill Air Force Base. My wife and I are members of the Clearfield Community Church and involved in various church functions. We both love animals and have two small dogs we call our "kids".Weather permitting we enjoy taking scenic drives with the "kids".


I earned a black belt in the Korean Art of Self Defense. I was an instructor in the Army, training G. I.'s in Tae-Kwon-Do. I also taught English as a second language to ROK/Republic Of Korea Soldiers. I was involved with the orphaned children of Asian/Americans in a local orphanage while stationed in Korea.


After Rio Linda, I was stationed at Ft. Ord, Ca. I then was transferred to Ft. Lewis, Wa. then onto Camp Howze, Korea. near the DMZ. I have lived in Sacramento, Roseville, and Citrus Heights before ending up here in Clearfield, Utah.
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