Darrel R. Knutson

Profile Updated: April 17, 2020
Darrel R. Knutson
Residing In: ALbuquerque, NM USA
Spouse/Partner: Sandra Sandien
Occupation: Retired, USAF, Lt Colonel, Mental Health Counselor
Children: Eric (Rick) L. Knutson (1969)
Military Service: US Air Force  
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Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Enlisted in Air Force in 1962 and graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1968. I flew C-141 Cargo planes and HH-53 & UH-1 Air Rescue Helicopters during my career amassing some 3,500 flying hours. When I wasn't flying I worked as a Computer Systems Engineer, foriegn military advisor and directed Computer Software evaluation. After retirement I worked as a computer systems engineer, an Insurance Agent, a College Instructor and a Mental Health Counselor. I have retired from everything.

Along the way I picked up three Master's Degrees and became licensed as a Commercial Pilot, Insurance and Securities Agent and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

I married a Kenosha girl, Mary A Marshall, daughter of Sheriff James Marshall after graduating from the Academy and we had a son in 1969. She died of cancer in January of 1997. I subsequently married Sandra Sandien.

I am a New Mexico resident since 1980 and have lived in Albuquerque since 1984.

Places Traveled:

Viet Nam, Philippines, Japan, Korea, Thailand, England, Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and 39 of the United States.

Added trip from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Budapest, Hungry and Greece to Isreal to Rome Italy.

Favorite High School Memory:

We had our 50th reunion of my first grade class 12 years ago at Petrifing Springs park and I guess it would only be justice to have the 50th reunion of finishing that journey through school now.

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Jun 12, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Harold has been one of my best friends since 2nd grade.  I left Kenosha in 1962 but we maintained our friendship throughout all the years and all my travels.  I could always cound on him.  Harold and Judy were always there, taking care of each other and reaching out a hand to old friends.  He will be missed as a really good person and half of an amazing couple. He is finally pain free. God Bless.  .

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