Michael Kemble

Profile Updated: October 29, 2017
Residing In Cottage Grove, MN USA
Spouse/Partner Janice
Occupation Retired/2011 finally
Children Kathryn, Susan, MaryElizabeth and Valerie
Military Service Army  
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U of Minn for couple of years before I joined the Army in 1965.
Special Forces, Vietnam 67-68. Volunteered for Special Opps Long Range Patrol Unit. It became C75th Rangers.

Note: Awarded the Silver Star for Heroism in combat on Feb 29th 1968. Not bad (two notches below the Medal of Honor)

Went from combat to civilian in 2 days. Wonder why combat vets have PTSD?

Met wife (Janice) 3 days after I returned in late 1968. Married in 1970.
Worked at many things. Got Diploma at computer systems but market crashed back then so started Snap On Tool franchise. Owned a liquor store after that, (ironically I don't drink)...Went on to various jobs.
My brother suggested going to the VA Hospital and I ended up getting diagnosed with PTSD. They needed a temp in admissions department so I took the job. Got in as permanent employee in early 80s and the Veterans Hospital became my last stop. I did, however, have four different jobs over the last 30 years working there. Went to night school for four years back in 1989-to 92 (Oldest guy in class and had 4.0 GPA which for me was pretty good since I was only an average student at Fridley.) Got my degree in law enforcement. Worked as Federal Police officer at the Veterans Hospital and became a supervisor. Transferred later (after about 15 years) to the IT department (got a degree in computers also) and eventually became lead tech.
Hard decision but I needed to follow the money to get myself ready for retirement
Retired at end of 2011.
I have lived in Cottage Grove, MN since I bought our "starter" house. Looks like it also be our "ender" house! Janice (lovely wife) and I also own a house in Sun City West, Arizona. Haven't been there though for the last couple of years but hopefully this late fall for a vacation.
New info 2016... sold the AZ house.. who needs two homes anyway!

School Story

Was an excellent drummer, otherwise.... just another student.

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