John Sparlin Sparlin

Profile Updated: October 20, 2018
Spouse/Partner Waco, TX USA
What did you do right after high school? Enlisted in the USAF
Residing in Australia or Florida
Occupation Program Manager
Children Lisa, born 1969
Dannette, born 1970
Jacob, born 1975 (deceased 2018)
Sabrina, born 1983
Military Service USAF  
Class Year 1968
Yes! Attending Reunion
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

Graduated from college with a Masters degree. Receive a Commission in the USAF. Married to a wonderful Australian women for 30 years.

School Story

Enlisted in the USAF after graduation as a Jet Engine Mechanic and serving from 1968 until 1975. Saw a lot of Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Japan). Attended Texas State University (Southwest Texas State) in San Marcos, TX while working at the Gary Job Corp Center from 1977 to 1979. Rejoined the USAF for Officer Training in 1980 and was commissioned as a Air Weapons Director flying on C-130's for 4 years. Served 3 years in Germany at a Forward Radar Station seeing Europe (German, France, Britain, Spain, Italy, Sardinia, Belgium, Holland and Saudi Arabia). From 1986 to 1993 was stationed at Shaw AFB, SC but spent most of my time before and during the first Gulf war in the Saudi, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and other places. Met my wife (Sharon) in 1988 while deployed to Saudi and we married in Bahrain (May 1988).

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