Colonel Leon A. Stamm

 

    

Narrative:

Anyone who went through Minden High School in the early 1960's will remember Leon A. Stamm and they will remember that he was  honest, diligent, and fair to his fellow students.  As a senior on the MHS Football Team in the fall of 1962, Leon made the All-District Team.  He was also a valuable member of the MHS Choir.  Most of all, he was a Christian gentleman and was reared well by his parents Henry & Margaret Stamm.

After graduating from MHS Leon went to Louisiana Tech and graduated from the school in 1968. He went through Air Force ROTC at Tech and received his USAF Commission in 1969.  Later Leon received his Masters degree and in 1972 married Karen Burris of Belleville, IL.  They have four children: Amy
Beasley of Ruston, LA; Keeley Klopfer, Dallas, TX; Clayton Stamm and
Caroline Stamm of Ruston, LA

Leon, to no one's surprise, became the consumate good airman.  He allowed the military to send him where they wanted and he served in many locations both in the U.S. and overseas.  Toward the end of his career he returned to Tech where he served as Head of AFROTC.  At that time he had achieve the rank of Colonel.  Leon retired from the Air Force several years ago and is now a JROTC instructor in Germany.

If one has the opportunity to talk or visit with Leon it will be apparent
that prosperity has not changed him one bit. He is still the good-natured
person that we all knew in 1963.

His address: Colonel Leon A. Stamm, Ret.
                      PSC #2 Box 8057
                      APO, AE  09012
 

Submitted by T.D. Carey. MD, Class of 1965