Heavener goes international
Not long ago, I wrote a blog about the friends I had seen while I was in
From merry old
Roger Cagle, a classmate of mine in the class of 1965, is in London, where he is Executive VP Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of SOCO International plc (whew, that’s a mouthful, even if I am typing it). Roger has over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry and previously worked in
That’s where I visited him once when I was in
Needless to say, Roger is doing quite well for himself.
Another of my classmates,
They are reporting to the
Duane Mead, class of ’63, has lived one of the most interesting lives of anyone in Heavener. He has been in
Duane felt an obligation to join the military during the Vietnam war but couldn’t get in due to a shoulder injury he suffered playing football for the Heavener Wolves. He joined the Peace Corps and with a degree in marine biology, was sent to
Long story short, Duane is now a fishing guide. Tuff life, huh?
Really, he takes people out to fish on his boat -- the Dora Malia (named after his mother and daughter). Not just any fish, either. For the really, really big fish (see photo above), such as marlin, yellowfin and mahi-mahi. You only hear about people catching those kind of fish on ESPN’s
Sport fishing, it’s not quite like fishing for a big bass or a big catfish.
There are other Heavenerites, too.
Allen Rockwell, class of ’69, is in the oil business, too, as an engineer for Saudi Aramco in
And Stanley Caldwell, class of ’77, is a school administrator in
He recently moved to Ramstein (