Lee Yasgur

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Lee Yasgur
Lee Yasgur

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Lee Yasgur

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Lee Yasgur

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Spouse/Partner: Carolyn
Homepage: Yasgureye.com
Occupation: Ophthalmologist- Eye physician & surgeon
Children: Aviva, born 1976; Jon, born 1977; Ryan, born 1982
Military Service: US Navy, 1966-70  
Post secondary school education

Temple Univ, B.Sc., C.L. 1973; Hahnemann Medical College, M.D., 1973-77;
Th. Jefferson Univ. Hospital Internship, 1978; Stanford Univ. Hospital Ophthalmology Sciences, 1978; Hahnemann-Drexel University Hospital Ophthalmology Residency, 1978-81

What's happened since leaving Central

Tried college on scholarship, and hated it at age 17, so I dropped out. Upon turning 18, the Draft Board called, and gave me 6 months to find an alternate branch of service, but not deferment. That was 1966! Having learned some Russian at CHS, the US Navy wanted me in Interpreter School, and I got through "Boot Camp" at Great Lakes well enough. While in the first week of "school" in San Diego, our country's role in Viet Nam escalated, and my position changed. I was taught to live and survive more like a Marine, and sent on 4 tours of duty on the Vietnamese rivers, supporting amphibious ops, achieving the envious rank of E-5! Constant anxiety and paranoia did not seem to be a source of contentment by the age of 21. That adrenaline rush needed a change. So I planned on college and medical school, to maybe improve people's lives.

School Story:

I tested classes in California colleges, but found kids genuinely hateful of Viet Nam vets; so returned to Philly and Temple. Sleepless in 1970-72, there was no PTSD, but there were a lot of classes to take, so my degree with a double major was complete in 28 months. That included time spent working for Tose trucking to earn rent money. And , there was a Viet Nam Veterans support group on campus, that used me as a tutor. Temple paid me hourly for that! I was getting paid to study! And at Tose, I finished my work so early, Whitey would not let me check out early; he had me stay in the office and finish my 8 hours by studying! Some good luck came by!

Central's influence in my life

Central taught me that there is a lot of greedy competition in life. REALLY! But , there are many avenues to pursue in which everyone can find their area of excellence. Later in life, Central taught me that when we come from Central, more than any other single denominator we ever develop, we have a lasting bond with people we meet in our careers. It amazes me that I can meet physicians, Executives, Scientists, Educators, Inventors, and Politicians all over this country, and when we find we have CHS in common, we are automatically bonded, in ways that other colleagues cannot begin to appreciate; in ways that transcend all differences , and in ways that enable open and frank discussions that would have been difficult and prolonged otherwise.

50th Reunion Reflections

What a jumbled time. Some people to try to speak with just disappeared into the crowd. But overall, the chance to mingle with the survivors, the camaraderie, the willingness of so many to step back in time and reflect with our fellow travellers on this great path: what a terrific experience. My wife t tries to understand. My kids get it! And are envious, despite Ivy educations. Then the 70th came & more good friends were lost. This made the 50th so much more than just a reunion; but a rededication to one of our gifts from CHS: the desire to give back. Do you see how many of us have dedicated lives to some form of service to our fellow citizens? Even the business owners providing great products, services, and JOBS! Wow, what a productive group of citizens CHS created from our rag-tag group of scrappy, self-conscious, and some say, anxiety-riddled kids. What a great class!!

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Posted on: Jul 26, 2019 at 6:25 PM

Lee;

Check out the date at the end of this distribution of this directive (11/21/1963)

President Kennedy was assassinated the VERY NEXT day - 11/22/1963!
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NATIONAL SECURITY ACTION MEMORANDUM NO. 263
TO: Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


SUBJECT: South Vietnam

At a meeting on October 5, 1963, the President considered the recommendations contained in the report of Secretary McNamara and General Taylor on their mission to South Vietnam.

The President approved the military recommendations contained in Section I B (1 -3) of the report, but directed that no formal announcement be made of the implementation of plans to withdraw 1,000 U.S. military personnel by the end of 1963.

After discussion of the remaining recommendations of the report, the President approved the instruction to Ambassador Lodge which is set forth in State Department telegram No. 534 to Saigon. McGeorge Bundy

Copy furnished: Director of Central Intelligence Administrator
Agency for International Development
11/21/63

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Posted on: Jul 20, 2019 at 10:31 AM

Happy to see this conversation expand. Who else might be engaged? Only gun owners ? Reeks was a strong word; but one guy alone will not quell a mob, except in movies.

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Posted on: Jul 19, 2019 at 7:52 AM

This discussion about guns for protection reeks. YES, we need to protect ourselves; but it is only through a militia; well-trained and dedicated to the community it serves. Not individuals sniping: and I mean SNIPING. Wrong targets hit are unconscionable. There are plenty of freedom loving organized militias. You cannot be a lone wolf and effectively protect your family and friends. Look into those, then post your opinions. They are not all Alt-Right; Neo-Nazi. Some are very open some Ultra-Left, and some are even all- Jewish.

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Yo' Happy Birthday, and enjoy the whole of it.

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Happy Birthday, Harry. Hope you keep educating many fine people.

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FRED: All the relics, and I, from Ahavath Israel wish you , Yom Huledet Samayech!!! Do the Daven, do the taalit, do whatever suits !!

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PS: What year from HMC did you graduate? And what do you think of the current f... g events?

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Bernie; Just Do It! Do It! Whatever; just commit. You are so fortunate. 71!! HAPPY-HAPPY Birthday.

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Jun 27, 2019 at 8:36 PM

Len, Noel & I never met in CHS, being many homerooms & schedules separated. But the 50th reunion &this web site gave us connectivity, both having rumbled our wayz to see our wishes for Medical practices coming true. So, we e mailed almost monthly in the past few years, and I will miss his unique and upBEAT persona! Truly, a sad passing of an indelible soul.

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Happiest Birthday, Denny

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Happy Birthday, and many more, Howard.

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Here' passing you a hail Mary; HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY ever; and many more in good health.

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Happy Birthday; the best, Larry.

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