Pete Sowa

Profile Updated: June 8, 2023
Where are you living? knoxville, TN USA
Spouse/Partner? Cynthia Rost Sowa
Children, Grandchildren and such? Children: Ariane, Alexis, Bryn, Bari
Occupations/Careers (Current or past): Technical Project Manager
Military Service: USMC, Lieutenant  
Post-WHS Ed/Career training? (Schools, Degrees, Certificates, Licenses, Apprenticeships, etc. and so forth)

At Marine boot camp I became a forever Marine.

Most unusual or favorite place(s) you've ever been or events you've been part of?

Managing a government facility (Trestle) while it simulated nuclear weapon effects impacting on a B-52 "in flight". Did I mention that the "in flight" part was, in effect, the bomber sitting on a 200'x200' wooden platform 120' in the air... while two of its engines were running? Back in '82.

What's still left on your 'Bucket List'?

I would like to see the "Northern Lights" in their fullest glory!

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Jul 22, 2023 at 11:16 AM

Was just reflecting on classmates, thinking we all need all to reach out to friends while we still can.  But first, I had this wonderful (LOL) memory of an incident with Dennis.  We lived about 3 blocks apart in Roy.

We were kinda into model rockets so, "naturally", we decided to make one, starting by making some rocket propellant. In his mother's kitchen. Melt some brown sugar in a pot and then add salt peter. Stir gently.

After the stuff exploded in the pan it threw sticky, burning, molten brown sugar all over their kitchen, set the sink window curtains on fire. As I recall, his mom got a new kitchen and we didn't do any more experiments.


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