Marv "Wayne" Parker

Profile Updated: November 16, 2014
Class Year: 1963
Residing In: Greenville, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Kay
Homepage: www.Headforbeer.com
Occupation: Beer Blogger,
Children: None, but we Cisco our remaining Westie!
Military Service: Air Force, Security Service  
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In CA since 1967 after release from Air Force in which I served as a Chinese translator and air-borne spy.
Yale University 1963-64, Mandarin Chinese program for Air Force.
San Francisco State Univ., 1972 BA in Film/Broadcast Arts.
TV Host and Producer, "Nature Walks" in Marin County and San Francsico for Viacom cable.
Led nature walks and birding outings on Angel Island State Park, in San Francisco Bay and fired the Civil War era Mountain Howitzer for visitors.
After 20 years in Sonoma Wine Country, where among other things, I operated a one-man touring company, Sonoma Plaza Walking Tours, we moved to Greenville, SC. Quite a change but a refreshing one and we're finding our lifestyle continues here, ie, live music, good food, and lots of new brewpubs.

School Story:

I remember sitting in class the day that some deadline came from Russia (59-60?)to get our troops out of W Berlin or something like that and the fear was that Kruschev was gonna fire missiles at US targets in Europe. Suddenly a car/truck backfired out on the street and some joker shouted "they've attacked." I'll have to do some more research and get more details on exactly what the situation was about.
I also remember seeing Jackie Kennedy go by in a black limo just past the entrance to Bel Manoir PX. And I have a photo taken at SHAPE during Kennedy's visit where I can be seen in the background trying to get my camera to work!

And of course, the trip to West Berlin in 1962, just before we rotated back to San Francisco's Presideo. Fortunately, I still had some photos from that trip which I have posted here.

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Welcome to the site.

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Nov 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

You were with us on the Berlin trip, right?

Nov 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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Nov 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Taken Spring of '62 on group trip to W.Berlin. We planted a "peace" tree in a park somewhere in W. Berlin. We took it on the train from France!
Anyone else with photos from that trip is encouraged to post them, please! Especially looking for picture of the dance at the Officer's club where I and Darrel played with the band on stage.
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Jul 19, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Posted on: Jul 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM

I finally got Petit Beauregard on Google Earth, thanks to Kathy.
Wonder who lives there now? Next time I'm in paris, if I can squeeze it in, I want to visit the neighborhood.
May 16, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Happy Birthday (and who's counting) Mr. Weaver

May 04, 2014 at 5:50 PM
Feb 22, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Great time at Shane's last night, getting caught up and hearing all about your house-hunting efforts in Greenville, SC. Too bad the year book with your photo has gone missing!

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Newly found photo I took in '05 from the upper level cafe at the Musee d'Orsay, with the Sacre Coeur in the distance. I remember having a blueberry pastry and coffee that was excellent.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Found one of my old 45 albums, from 1960... amazing that my Mom held on to these. Top record is a copy of that immortal R&R song. "Cherry Pie" by the amazing duo of Skip and Flip. I'm sure you all remember this big hit!!
LOL!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Taken Spring of '62 on group trip to W.Berlin. We planted a "peace" tree in a park somewhere in W. Berlin. We took it on the train from France!
Anyone else with photos from that trip is encouraged to post them, please! Especially looking for picture of the dance at the Officer's club where I and Darrel played with the band on stage.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Taken at the listening station in Bel Manoir PX.
l. to r.: Dianne Desarmeaux, Marv (Wayne) Parker, Penny Stewart, and Harold Weaver. Taken in 1961 is my guess, since I left in August, 62 and Dianne had long since rotated back stateside.
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The Jazztones in action. John on drums lives near Nice, France now.
Jay Gamel on piano. Mitch on tenor sax and yours truly with the puffy cheeks ( a no-no).
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Quality control testing at the Leinie booth at the Italian festival in Milwaukee, site of Summer Fest on Lake Michigan.
Difficult to get good ale in Milwaukee but it is possible.
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Current photo of me and Jay Gamel, who lives near me in Sonoma County.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Anyone remember why we had to have this carte de sejour?
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Posted: May 04, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Eiffel Tower Steps

Walking from 1st level back to the ground on June 10, 2005. Shot with my Nikon Coolpix 5700 digital camera in movie mode.
More explanation at mediamarv.blogspot.com
Posted: May 04, 2014 at 5:45 PM

The Clipboard- First Step to Leadership

Amazing early technology. The original PDA. Early use of non-polluting and energy efficient green technology.
Editor: Richard Berkvam Writer: Marv Parker