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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Mar 21, 2019 at 9:26 PM

Happy Birthday , Harvey. I hope you enjoyed today; and pi day.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Posted on: Mar 17, 2019 at 6:42 PM

Permission to ask Air Lt Col Laxx question about Boeing. Can be spread to ask permission to ask WO Ric Bray as well, and since I left a lowly E-4 demoted from E-5 for failure to re-enlist; I submit in writing: My read in this week's Sunday N.Y Times is that Boeing rushed this 737-Max through production to delivery sequence; and short-sheeted training. I never trained on anything more complicated than twin 12 cylinder marine diesels, with twin screws, and we needed 100 hours supervised near land & docks & ships & crew nets before taking Helmsman responsibility. Cannot imagine fewer than 200 hours in cockpit live plus 100 in simulators for aircraft like that. Is This A Major Commercial Oversight - Screw up - Greed?

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Happiest Birthday, wherever in the world you are today, enjoying .

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Mar 15, 2019 at 6:02 PM

Happy & Kool Birthday wishes , Krup.

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Posted on: Mar 15, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Very good to hear from Air Laxx, and his analysis. But what about that screw thrown in the the stall system of the Ethiopian jet we are beginning to hear about that forced a nose dive? Is that just hog-wash?

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Posted on: Mar 10, 2019 at 12:40 PM

Liking Bill O's Music Video at the Beach!! Just needs the dancers and Volleyball players to spice it up!! Hey Now Voting & Tax talk!! If you don't like the system, do what our Phila City Councilmen/women counsel us to do. Vote Often, just use the 90 day old death notices to gain a new identity to display at every change of poll watcher: about every hour . That's how you get more votes cast in a district for a congressman or senator than are registered; but they count anyway!! Or, you find a pub full of 'illegal' immigrants with worker ID's ; pass out 'walk-around' money and a free ride to the polls, and they can vote anywhere; just follow the key you give them! And take them to many district polling sites, to vote often! Been done plenty. G.X.Schwartz was the master. Still being done.

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Mar 06, 2019 at 8:00 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, a day late is not bad. ? Still upright after all these years.

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Posted on: Mar 04, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Hey Scott, Happy Birthday early. Some ADD guys might look at your alter ego and see ASYLUM LORD! Keep up the irreverent humor!.

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Mar 07, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Posted on: Mar 04, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Hey, Bob. Happy Birthday. Keep on trucking!. Early is good.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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Feb 28, 2019 at 7:29 AM

Happy Birthday Steve. It was neat meeting again recently.

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Feb 28, 2019 at 7:27 AM

Happy Birthday Phill. Here' lookin at You thru my For Eyes!

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Feb 24, 2019 at 8:50 PM

Thanks to Mike K for the great Lunch at PJ Changs Plymouth Meeting. Great Fun Food For All!! And Thanks to Ric Bray for Keep ing us all well informed of so many great events and people.

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Feb 20, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Happy Birthday, kiddo! Young forever!

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Feb 17, 2019 at 7:09 PM

Posted on: Feb 17, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Sending you Happy Greetings early! Why not?

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Feb 16, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Dave: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Don't miss 1816 a bit, do you?

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