Ronald Wall Wall

Profile Updated: May 26, 2017
Residing In: Fort Smith, AR USA
Spouse/Partner: Carolyn Sue Whitsett
Homepage: ronwal42l@gmail.com
Occupation: MSgt. USAF Ret.; IBM Computer Programmer/Analyst
Children: Bruce Edward, born 1965; Tonya Michelle, born 1968
Military Service: U. S. Air Force  
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I attended business college in Oklahoma City in 60-61 and returned to Sharon Center in the summer of 1961. Enlisted in the Air Force in Cleveland in the fall of that year and was sent to Lackland AFB for basic training, then San Angelo AFB in Texas for Intelligence school. I met my wife to be in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1962 while on leave before being sent to remote northern Japan for my first overseas tour. The first time I was issued a loaded weapon was during the Cuban Missile crisis (our base was only 30 miles across the La Perusa Straights from the Soviet Union). Returned to the States on the day President Kennedy was assassinated; I learned the news while at a restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. I married Carolyn Sue Whitsett that December in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We were station at Kelly AFB in San Antonio until I was shipped to the Philippines and Thailand during the Vietnam War. Returned to Brooks AFB, San Antonio in 1967 (the second time I was issued a loaded weapon, a .45 cal side arm, when I acted as a courier for classified material from Bangkok to the U.S.) assigned to San Vito Air Station in Italy 1970-1973; spent the next three years at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD. In 1976 I was assigned to the Greek island of Crete. I was assigned back to the NSA in 1978 and retired from the Air Force there in 1981.

I went to work for the State of Arizona in 1981 as a computer programmer and then for Prudential in Phoenix, and finally IBM. Retired from IBM in New Jersey in 1999; returned to Arkansas for five years and returned to Arizona in 2003 where we purchased a house and some land. I now maintain web sites, raise chickens and two horses, not to mention two dogs and a cat. My son lives near Nashville and maintains websites for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshal Tucker Band and several southern Rock stars. My daughter works in social services in Fairmont, W.Va. We have three grandsons and six granddaughters.

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I grew up in Sharon Center. In the summer of 1959 I was sent to live with my mother and grandparents in Van Buren, Arkansas (brother Art and I were raised by our grandfather and grandmother Wall and our aunt Clara (Wall) Bridgman in Sharon). I was extremely disappointed that I did not get to graduate with my class of 1960 at Highland. I did graduate from Van Buren High School, Van Buren, Arkansas. I attended a business college in Oklahoma City in 1960-61.

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May 25, 2018 at 9:21 AM

Happy Birthday, Carol. You and Nancy will always have a special place in my memories.

May 25, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Happy Birthday to you and Carol. I remember you both fondly as neighbors and classmates.

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A very happy birthday Faye!

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Hey, Bob! Welcome to 3/4 of a century! How did that happen? Hope you had a good one. Drop me a line sometime ronwall42@gmail.com - take care.

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Oct 13, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Happy birthday, Bob. Miss seeing you and haven't heard from you for some time. Was wondering how you did during the hurricane.

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Happy forthcoming birthday Dan.

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May 06, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday Ron.

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Happy upcoming birthday

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Ronald (Ron) Wall, 1959 Highland High School
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Dec. 1958 me on the right, little brother Mike next to me and brother Art on the left, Spruce Run near my grandfather Wall's farm on Hatch Rd. in Sharon Center.
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1963, Wakkanai Air Base, northern Japan
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Me, my son Bruce age three and daughter Tonya age four months, 1968 Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
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My lovely wife Carolyn Sue (Whitsett) with my son and daughter, Brooks AFB, San Antonio, TX, 1968
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1972 San Vito Air Station near Brindisi, Italy. This was a carnival on the base and my wife and I created the posters and the art work on the booth.
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My son Bruce, San Diego, California 1983
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Daughter Tonya, son Bruce and wife Sue, San Diego, 1983
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Birthday helicopter ride arranged by my daughter Tonya (with grandsons Daniel and Jeremy), Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona 1995
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Me (left) and friend at Weaver's Needle in the Superstition Mountain wilderness area near Apache Junction, Arizona 1996