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Herb, My Early Story By Herbert Waggener
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I am a Missouri boy, born into a family with southern roots. My family moved often, making it difficult for me to fit in. Mother taught us Southern values, and Dad taught us the importance of honor... More > and enterprise. I was a pretty good worker and a fair athlete. I discovered the wonders of science at an early age. an interest that has never left me. Our family values helped me to thrive and to strive for knowledge. I mined coal, wrangled calves, milked a cow, made gunpowder, built rockets, firecrackers, and canons, and became a fair electronic technician. In 1950, we moved from Bountiful Utah to Rockville Missouri, where I would attend high school.< Less
First a Panther, Then a Bulldog! By Herbert Waggener
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This is the story of my four years of high school, starting with two years at Rockville as a Panther, and the second two years as a Bulldog at Appleton City, Missouri. They were fun, productive... More > years. I was a bright student with limited athletic abilities, but competed with some success in both basketball and football. During summers and on weekends, I worked at my Father's sawmill, helping at the mill, logging in the timber, and later on, driving log trucks or delivering lumber to customers. I bought a 1928 Model T touring car, painted it bright red, and used it to attract and transport girls. My academic record was not excellent, but I did win a small Curator's Award to the University of Missouri, where in 1954 I would attend college, majoring in Physics. The training that I received from my family, my mentors, and my high school experience would serve me well throughout my life. This story celebrates those years.< Less
The Education and Domestication of a Bulldog By Herbert Waggener
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I entered Missouri University in 1954 to major in Physics. When I entered, I was a little undereducated, and had to work my way through school, but by the second year, I had reached parity with my... More > peers from St. Louis and other larger schools. I was awarded scholarships by the Physics Department in each of my next three years, and joined delta sigma phi fraternity in my junior year to provide some rounding out. In my senior year, I flamed out, and academically crashed and burned. My marriage in 1958 worked well, and I once more achieved excellence at San Diego State College. I joined the Navy Electronics Lab in 1959 and received a Masters in Physics in 1960. While in San Diego, we had three bright, healthy children, and in 1961 I accepted a job at AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill NJ to work in semiconductor technology.< Less