Bill Peacock

Written by Bill Peacock

It is hard to believe that a full half of a century has elapsed since I have seen any of my classmates from Midland High School. Part of that is due to the fact my mom and dad moved to northern California shortly after our graduation, but most is attributable simply to the velocity of life.

After MHS, I attended Princeton where I graduated cum /aude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1963. Three years later, I graduated Harvard Law School and immediately went to work for McKinsey & Co., a management consulting firm, in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. But Vietnam was heating up, and rather than argue with Vada Sikes of the Midland Draft Board, I volunteered for the Marine Corps and spent three years on active duty with one tour in RVN. Somehow, even after all that, the Marine Reserves beckoned, and 18 years later I was promoted to Colonel and finally retired from reserve duty after 27 years.

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