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George Mintz

Profile Updated: July 12, 2014
George Mintz
Residing In
Colorado Springs, CO USA
Spouse/Partner
Leslie A. Mintz
Occupation
CDL Trainer/Tester for school district
Children
Brandon (stepson), born 1984; Cheryl (daughter), born 1985; Diana (daughter), born 1987; Amy (stepdaughter), More…born 1988
Military Service
U.S. Army (Aviation)  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Combat helicopter pilot 1968-1994
BS degree in Aero. Science
AA degree in Liberal Arts

School Story

Lived with my family in Park Forest (Mantua St.) from 5th grade thru H.S.... Went to Mohawk Elem, Blackhawk Jr. High, and Rich East. Joined the wrestling team in H.S., and my heroes were Marty Lyman (upperclassman state champ) and Bobby Campbell. Accepted the wrestling team award at the 65 school assembly, and was so nervous that I forgot to pass it to Alan Zall..he was PO'd..Loved wrestling, but never took it up again. Enjoyed the bonfire events every fall...dated Susie Halperin one summer (she was a real sweetheart), took Kathy Wiegand to the prom senior year..had a great time on the train to Carbondale. There are several classmates I would really like to see again, but I never seem to make it to the reunions.
After 1965 grad., went to U. of Arizona for 2 years, then joined the Army to learn how to fly and serve in VN... graduated flight school in 1968, flew in VN til June of 1970, became a flight instructor and examiner thru the years, and finished my BS degree while in the service. Traveled the world in those 26 yrs, flew 6000+ hours, and met a lot of fun people. Raised 2 daughters, and also 2 stepchildren with Leslie, my 2nd wife. Retired from the U.S. Army in 1994, and went to nursing school for 4 years, then decided to get back into the transportation business. I and am still driving as a retirement job. It's fun and rewarding.
My neighbors from 5th grade thru H.S. were Ramona, Beanie (delivered newspapers to her house), Dierdre, Linda
Hart (next door), Howie Mowat (2 doors down)
I really loved P.F. and those years..visited only 2 times since then, and was overwhelmed by nostalgia. Wish I could turn back the clock and do it all over again!!!

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George Mintz has left an In Memory comment for Mr. Phillip A. Mundt.
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Mar 31, 2020 at 7:33 PM

Mr. Mundt was one of the few teachers I really remember. I enjoyed his class a lot, and learned a lot from him!

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George Mintz has left an In Memory comment for Carla Durkee.
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Jan 06, 2020 at 7:33 PM

I took Carla for a ride on my motorcycle once. She fell off the back, but wasn't hurt...we laughed, and enjoyed the memory. I'm very said that she is gone.

George Mintz has left an In Memory comment for Michael Gothberg.
Jan 06, 2020 at 7:33 PM

Michaeland I became friends senior year. He was a lot of fun to be with, and we did some fun things together

 

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Posted on: Dec 05, 2019 at 10:26 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AL !!! (OLD MAN)...We're all old men now! 72 years, right? Congratulations for successfully circling the sun 72 times!!!

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Posted on: Feb 08, 2019 at 11:22 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIERDRE (CAT WOMAN)...Sorry I'm one day late. I hope you had a really wonderful birthday!!!

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Dec 14, 2018 at 9:31 PM

Happy belated birthday wishes, big Al !!! You and I have history all the way back to elementary school...wow...Hope you had a great day, fellow aviator!!!

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HOW ARE YOU DOIN', FELLOW AVIATOR?

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Posted on: Dec 05, 2017 at 9:39 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AL!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on: Nov 07, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Happy birthday, fellow aviator!!!

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Aug 12, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Happy belated birthday wishes, Linda!!!

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George Mintz has left an In Memory comment for Malcom Kent.
May 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Mal was a friend. His younger brother, Paul and my younger brother, Ken were good buddies. The 4 of us would hang out together, and do some fun things. 

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Posted on: May 12, 2017 at 4:04 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARLOTTA!!!

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Posted on: Feb 07, 2017 at 5:22 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIERDRE THE CAT WOMAN!!! I THINK I GOT THE DATE RIGHT THIS TIME...YAY!!! I HOPE LIFE IS TREATING YOU RIGHT, BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT!!! HAVE A WONDERFUL "SPECIAL DAY"!!!!!!

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Jan 12, 2017 at 3:33 PM

I am shocked and saddened. Roger and I were good buddies on the wrestling team, and I always enjoyed our friendship. A good friend of mine that flew with me in the military for many years died in 1997 of brain cancer with Glioblastoma cells. I hope Roger didn't suffer! My condolences to his family.