William Wanlund

Profile Updated: August 3, 2018
Residing In Falls Church, VA USA
Spouse/Partner Martha Netherton
Occupation Retired State Department, freelance writing
Children Liz, born 1983; Annie, born 1986
Military Service Army--one of the last draftees  
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Worked as a journalist, then in PR, before joining Peace Corps (Morocco 1977-79). Joined Foreign Service and married Martha in 1981; we served in Sierra Leone, The Philippines, Germany (Hamburg and Berlin), Venezuela and Austria before I retired in '07--Martha retired from State in November '15. I did a few odd jobs for State after retiring, and have been freelance writing for the publication "CQ Researcher" (most recently about climate change and national security). Living in Falls Church, Va., serving as a Democratic representative on the city's electoral board, and enjoying the heck out of nearly-4-year-old grandson Felix, and 20-month-old grandaughter Wendy, both courtesy of daughter Liz (who works for the US Government) and her husband Roger (works in the Hilton corporate HQ in McLean, VA). Younger daughter Annie is getting married in October. She and about-to-be husband Derek live in Tanzania -- Annie is COO of Sanku, which promotes micronutrient fortification to fight malnutrition; Derek, also a COO, works for an organization that provides dialysis machines to medically underserved areas in east Africa.

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Yes he was a Grand Marshall / Walt Disney and believe it was sane year Fess Parker/ Davy Crockett was a headliner!

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Sorry to learn of Garry's passing.  A very nice tribute, Bob.  

 

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Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing, and sincere condolences to you, Louise.

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