VERDUN AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

LETTERS FROM WEB SITE VISITORS - 2003

To: webmaster@vahs.org
Subject: n/a
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 14:38:33 -0500
From: "Mike Senger" <Senger.M@cpcnet.co.richland.oh.us>

Dear VHS Alumni,

My name is Mike Senger and I attended VHS as a freshman in the 1960-61school year. 
My family lived in the military quarters in Etain. Although I left Verdun suddenly in 
January of í61 due to a family death, I often think of my time there and remember names 
like Tom Peters, Skip and Ann Cox, Mike, Tony and Chris Rozga, Faith McDevitt
Dennis Bartholomew, Ray Quinn, Tom Modisett, Jim Dent, Tom Tomlinson, Patrice Foulz
Ann Mitchell and Jimmy Kimmel, to name a few. Life has been ďa long strange tripĒ as the 
Grateful Dead declared.  I have encountered only one other person from VHS and regrettably 
I canít remember his name. He picked me up hitchhiking from NYC to New Orleans around 
1975 and when we discovered that we were both army brats and started comparing our 
fathersí different assignments we both hit on Verdun and determined that, although we didnít 
know each other, we were there in the same grade at the same time. Finding the website has 
been a treat and I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Thanks,

mike senger


From: Mike Riley riley1081@att.net]

Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 4:57 PM
To: John Everley
Subject: RE: VAHS
 
John,
My father was stationed at Laon AFB. I can't remember the dates but I am
sure I was there for 1959 & the first semester of 1960. I quit high school in
my Jr. year and came back to the states to join the Air Force, Feb 1960.
Afterbasic & tech school I went back to France & was stationed at
Toul-Rosieres, (not sure of the spelling) 2nd Mobile Comm Sq. I came to Alaska in 1973.
At that time I worked for Pan American Airlines. I quit them in 1975 and
went towork for the F.A.A. as a tech. I retired in 2001.
 
I have been married for 37 yrs and have a stepdaughter 4 grand kids and
great grandchildren.
 
ps, If you know anyone who was there during that time period they would
probably know me as the one who was always in trouble. One time they
found a bottle of vodka in my dresser. After school some of us would go to town
and have a few beers, & on more than one occasion after lights out would
leave the dorm through the underground tunnels to go to town

Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 10:00:36 -0400
From: Bill Baum <bbaum@brtrc.com>
To: webmaster@vahs.org
Subject: Julie Rahn
Anybody know her whereabouts?  If so, please give her my email address.
I'd like to hear from her.  Thanks.

From: "J. R. Giboney" <JRG1@ITLNET.NET>
To: <webmaster@vahs.org>
Subject: Verdun High School Bus Guards
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 21:36:01 -0500
Hi, Bill
 
I just stumbled across your email site I was just checking out info on Verdun. 
I was one of the soldiers who were school bus guards at the school in last part 
of 1958, 1959 and first 4 months of 1960.
 
I was a PFC on TDY from the 23rd Engineer (Field Maintenance) Company.
 
I wasn't much older that the seniors themselves I was just 17 when I started at 
the school it was some of the best duty I had in my 20 years of military service.
 
I think I may have a picture or two taken at the school. if I can find them I 
will share them with you.
 
My email is jrg1@itlnet.net I would like to hear from you.
 
Sincerely,
 
Former PFC Junior R. Giboney
23rd Engineer (Field Maintance) Co.

Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 20:21:24 -0600
From: Sharon Grant <slgrant@shaw.ca>
Subject: Looking for old friends
To: webmaster@vahs.org

From '56 - '58, or until the school was ready in Verdun we had a number of American friends 
attend the Canadian high school in Metz.  My best friend in those days was Rose Dickerson, 
even after she transfered to Verdun we remained close..... but when I returned to Canada we 
lost touch....she did track me down in the mid 60's and we talked on the phone however I moved 
to Europe shortly after and we lost touch again.  I think of her often and would love to at least 
talk to her after all these years.  The last time I heard from her she was in Santa Rosa California
....would appreciate hearing from or about her.  Other friends that moved to the Verdun High school
include Karen-Sue and Terry Nelson, Janet and Gerry Williams, Bill Cooper, marvin Hayes, 
Rose Mary Drish, Jim Sharpe...we would like them to know we are having a General Navereau High 
School reunion in Ottawa, the first weekend in October.....

From: "Carla Billiot" <twinkletoes15_22@msn.com>
To: webmaster@vahs.org
Subject: Looking for records at hospital at Maginot Caserne  or addresses
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 19:07:09 -0600

Dear Mr.Bill Harmon,

My name is Carla Dufour Billiot.I would like to know if the base hospital, at Maginot Caserne still 
exits and if I could get an address? I also need to know if the place called"Jardin Fontaine Chapel" 
in Verdun still exits?  If none of this information can be obtained, Please let me know how I can write 
to the "Mairie" of Verdun,Sur Le Meuse, Commune de Thierville.  I know this is asking alot, but 
this would make my mother and I very happy.  
My adress is: 
116 Arcement Street
Montegut,Louisiana 70377.U.S.A.

 
Thank you again

Carla Billiot