Doc Dorough

[23 JAN 1933 - F2 - 20260]



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Barbara Ewing - Anne Malone - Carole Buchwald - Dan Malone - Doc Dorough - Chuck Ewing - Don Buchwald - Donna Ludwig - Jan Brown - Dan Ludwig - Sherry Welter [NOV 2016 SEVA Lunch]



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Chuck Ewing - Dan Ludwig - Don Buchwald - Dan Malone - Barbara Ewing - Doc
Dorough - Anne Malone - Carole Buchwald - Donna Ludwig [SEP 2016 SEVA Lunch]



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Sherry Welter - Doc Dorough - Norm Blahuta - Dan Ludwig - Chuck Ewing - Dan and Anne Malone - Don and Carole Buchwald - Barb Blahuta - Donna Ludwig - Barbara Ewing [AUG 2016 SEVA Lunch]



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Don and Carole Buchwald - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Anne and Dan Malone -
Barbara Ewing - Doc Dorough - Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - FEB 2016]



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Barbara Ewing - Ted Livesay - Donna Ludwig - Sherry Welter - Anne and Dan Malone - Chuck Ewing - Dan Ludwig - Doc Dorough - Marie Livesay [SEVA Lunch - SEP 2015]



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Dan and Donna Ludwig - Dan and Anne Malone - Marie Livesay - Doc Dorough - Ted Livesay - Don and Carole Buchwald - Chuck and Barbara Ewing [SEVA Lunch - AUG 2015]



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Dan Ludwig - Doc Dorough - Dan and Anne Malone - Barbara Ewing - Donna Ludwig - Carol and Don Buchwald - Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - MAR 2015]



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Dan Ludwig - Chuck Ewing - Dan Malone - Doc Dorough - Barbara Ewing - Anne Malone - Carole Buchwald - Don Buchwald - Donna Ludwig [SEVA Lunch - OCT 2014



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Marie and Ted Livesay - Chuck Ewing - Doc Dorough - Don and Carole Buchwald - Barbara Ewing - Anne and Dan Malone [SEVA Lunch - AUG 2014]



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Dan and Anne Malone - Carole and Don Buchwald - Dan Troyan - Doc Dorough - Bob Deardorff - Chuck and Barbara Ewing [SEVA Lunch - AUG 2012]



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Doc Dorough - Dan Troyan - Chuck Ewing
[Beast Roommates - JUL 2012]



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Barbara Ewing - Donna and Dan Ludwig - Pat Ryan - Anne and Dan Malone - Doc Dorough - Don and Carole Buchwald - Pat Ryan - Bob Deardorff - Dan Troyan - Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - JUL 2012]



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Barbara Ewing - Dan and Anne Malone - Doc Dorough - Ted Livesay - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Carole and Don Buchwald - Chuck Ewing [SEVA Lunch - MAY 2012]



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Carole Buchwald - Doc Dorough - Anne Malone
[SEVA Lunch - FEB 2012]



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Doc Dorough - Ruth Horst - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Dan Malone - Jim and Pat Ryan - Tom Horst - Anne Malone - Ted and Marie Livesay [SEVA Lunch - MAY 2011]



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Pat and Jim Ryan - Don and Carole Buchwald - Dan Malone - Dan and Donna Ludwig - Chuck Ewing - Doc Dorough - Barbara Ewing [SEVA Lunch - JAN 2011]



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Doc Dorough
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Alverta and Jim Fiscus - Doc Dorough
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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G-2: Sitting: Trudy Lichtenberg - Hilbert's - Dorough and guest - Standing: Heyer's x55 - Scott Lichtenberg - Dorothy Crancer - Olvey - Horst's [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Tom and Ruth Horst - Laurie and Bill Heyer x55 - Scott and Trudy Lichtenberg - Carla and Don Hilbert - Doc Dorough and Guest - Donne Olvey - Dorothy Crancer [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Doc Dorough and Guest - Donne Olvey - Dorothy
Crancer [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Ted Livesay - Dan Ludwig - Doc Dorough - Anne Malone - Marie Livesay - Pat and Jim Ryan - Barbara Ewing - Carole Buchwald - Chuck Ewing (hiding) - Dan Malone - Don Buchwald [SEVA Lunch - OCT 2009]



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Dan Malone - Don Buchwald - Chuck Ewing - Dan Ludwig -
Ted Livesay - Doc Dorough [SEVA Lunch - AUG 2009]



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Doc Dorough and Dan Malone
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Jim Ryan - Schepps - Carla Hilbert - Dorough
[Bill Welter Funeral - MAR 2009]



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Dorough - Jim Ryan - Malone - Ewing
[SEVA Lunch - MAR 2009]



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Dorough - Troyan - Ewing
[Beast Barracks Roommates - OCT 2008]



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Welter - West - Donna Ludwig - Dorough - Sherry Welter - Elaine West - Barbara Ewing - Pat and Jim Ryan - Ewing - Buchwald - McCulla - Carole Buchwald - Ludwig - Joan McCulla - Troyan - Anne and Dan Malone - Marie and Ted Livesay (not shown: Bob Deardorff) [SEVA Lunch - OCT 2008]



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Ewing - Lucas - Jim Ryan - Buchwald - Malone -
Ludwig - Dorough [SEVA Lunch - JUL 2008]



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Dorough - Ryan - Malone - Ludwig - Buchwald -
Livesay - Ewing [SEVA Lunch - MAY 2008]



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Welter - Ewing - Buchwald - Ryan - Dorough - Malone
[SEVA Lunch - MAR 2008]



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Doc Dorough and Ed Richards '56 (x55)
[JAN 2008]



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Bill and Sherry Welter - Doc Dorough
[JAN 2008]



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Doc Dorough - Bill Welter - Dan Malone - Ted Livesay -
Don Buchwald [JUL 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Ewing - Livesay - Welter - Dorough - Jim Ryan - Buchwald -
Malone [MAY 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Ludwig - Buchwald - Welter - Malone - Dorough -
Jim Ryan - Ewing [APR 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Welter - Jim Ryan - Dorough - Malone
[JAN 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Welter - Malone - Dorough - Buchwald - Sherry Welter -
Carole Buchwald [JAN 2007 SEVA Lunch]



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Malone - Welter - Dorough
[NOV 2006]



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Malone - Pat Ryan - Anne Malone -
Dorough - Jim Ryan [JUN 2006]



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Welter - Malone - Dorough
[JUL 2006]



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Ewing - Malone - Dorough
[JUL 2006]



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Dorough - Welter - Malone - Jim Ryan - Ewing
[MAY 2006]



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Jim and Pat Ryan - Dan and Anne Malone -
Dorough [APR 2006]



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Jim Ryan - Dorough - Malone - Lucas -
Welter [MAR 2006]



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Dorough - Welter - Malone - Jim Ryan
[JAN 2006]



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Jim Ryan - Anne Malone - Welter - Dorough - Sherry Welter
Barbara Ewing - Ewing - Pat Ryan - Malone [DEC 2005]



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Pat Ryan - Sherry Welter
Jim Ryan - Welter - Dorough [SEP 2005]



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Ewing - Jim Ryan - Malone - Welter -
Dorough [AUG 2005]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Dorough - West - Roberts - Dugan - Wing
[50th Reunion]



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Wing - Dugan - Welter - Dorough
[50th Reunion]



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Welter - Dorough - Auer
[APR 2005]



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Welter - Jim Ryan - Malone - Dorough
[MAR 2005 SEVA Lunch]



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Front: Ewing - Anne Malone - Jovana Zaborowski - Sherry Welter - Jane Zaborowski - David Zaborowski - Pat Ryan - Jim Ryan - Barb Ewing - Liz Zaborowski - Mike Zaborowski - Back: Malone - Welter - Dorough - Zaborowski [DEC 2004]



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Welter - Ewing - Drummond - Dorough - Malone
[Bulldog's Bachelor Party - NOV 2004]



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Dorough - Ewing - Jim Ryan - Malone - Welter
[SEP 2004]



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Dorough - Malone - Hinrichs -
Welter - Ewing [SEP 2004]



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Jim Ryan - Ewing - Welter - Dorough - Malone
[AUG 2004]



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Welter - Dorough - Pat Ryan - Ed and Jane Zaborowski -
Mike Zaborowski - Jim Ryan [JUL 2004]



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Jim Ryan - Welter - Auer - Drummond
Dorough - Malone - Hinrichs [MAY 2004]



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Roades - Malone - West - Jim Ryan
Gunderson - Dorough - Drummond [FEB 2004]



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Dorough - Drummond - Karam - Bundren
Russell - Perkins - Doyle [FEB 2004]



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Dorough - Malone - Drummond -
Welter - Jim Ryan [JAN 2004]



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Malone - Dorough - Welter - Jim Ryan
[AUG 2003]



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Ewing - Welter - Dorough - Malone
[APR 2003]



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Dorough - Drummond - Ewing - Welter - Lucas -
Robertson - Malone - Jim Ryan [MAY 2003]



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Welter - Malone - Dorough - Hinrichs
[APR 2003]



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Drummond - Dorough - Welter -
Malone [2003]



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Helga and Bob Hinrichs - Welter -
Malone - Dorough [2001]



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Jeanne and Doc Dorough
[1990]



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F-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Rumsey - Goodwin - O'Brien - Al Edwards - Masson - Worden - 2nd Row: Dorough - Symonds - Hilbert - Welter - Lenio - Cummings - 3rd Row: Wolfe (CO) - Sparks - Matuszak - Wix - 4th Row: Bruce MacDonald - Beoddy - Staffen



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Biographical Information

Updated (FEB 2008)

BORN IN THE SMALL TOWN OF FRISCO CITY, ALABAMA, TO A RETIRED FARM FAMILY, DOC SPENT THE FIRST 12 YEARS OF LIFE IN A CAREFREE, BAREFOOT EXISTENCE, RAMBLING ABOUT THE WOODS AND SWIMMING AND/OR FISHING EVERY CREEK IN Munroe COUNTY (MunroeVILLE, COUNTY SEAT, IS BEST KNOWN AS THE SCENE FOR HARPER LEE'S STORY "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"). ENCOURAGED BY THE DUAL MOTIVES OF ESCAPING A LOCAL BULLY AND HAVING THE CHANCE TO STUDY CHEMISTRY (NOT TAUGHT AT THAT TIME IN LOCAL SCHOOLS) DOC WROTE TO 10-12 PREP SCHOOLS ASKING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. SINCE THE ONLY POSITIVE REPLY CAME FROM GEORGIA MILITARY ACADEMY IN ATLANTA, DOC DULY REPORTED IN JULY 1946, WHERE HE STARTED A WORK PROGRAM BEFORE CLASSES RESUMED IN SEPTEMBER. AFTER FIVE YEARS OF ACADEMICS AND 2-MONTH SUMMER WORK PROGRAMS DOC GRADUATED IN JUNE 1951) AS VALEDICTORIAN (SUMMA CUM LAUDI) IN HIS CLASS.

TORN BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS TO WEST POINT AND ANNAPOLIS (GMA PRESIDENT WAS USMA GRADUATE, WHILE HIS SON, THE DEAN, WAS ANNAPOLIS GRAD) DOC MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. DURING OUR TIME AT THE ACADEMY DOC TENDED TO FAVOR THE "SOFT SCIENCES" AND WAS IMPRESSED WITH FOREIGN SERVICE FOLKS HE MET DURING VISITS TO THE UN AND WASHINGTON. BY GRADUATION DOC HAD DECIDED THAT HE WOULD SWITCH TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT AFTER REQUIRED SERVICE. FIVE YEARS WITH THE AIR FORCE AS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER (AFTER FLIGHT ASCHOOL FAILURE) INCLUDED TOURS AT RAMSTIEN/LANDSTUHL, GERMANY; ETAIN, FRANCE, AND CANNON AD IN CLOVIS, NEW MEXICO.

DOC PASSED THE FOREIGN SERVICE TESTS WHILE IN GERMANY AND, WHEN INFORMED IN SEPTEMBER 1960 THAT HE COULD JOIN AN INCOM,ING CLASS, HE RESIGNED HIS REGULAR COMMISSION AND JOINED THE FOREIGN SERVICE. DOC'S GREATEST PIECE OF GOOD FORTUNE WAS MEETING A YOUNG LADY NAMED JEANNE ABBOTT, THEN WORKING FOR STATE, WHOM HE MARRIED IN APRIL 1961. THE FOLLOWING 27-PLUS YEARS WERE FILLED WITH TOURS IN MEXICO, YUGOSLAVIA (ZAGREB), MOSCOW, AND BRUSSELS, WITH SHORT WASHINGTON TOURS INTERSPERSED.

DOC DECIDED TO RETIRE IN FEBRUARY 1987 FOLLOWING TWO YEARS WITH THE US MISSION TO THE EC, INTENDING TO RETURN TO THE US AFTER A BIT OF TOURING. HOWEVER THIS PLAN WAS SHELVED WHEN DOC WAS OFFERED A JOB WITH NATO'S INTERNATIONAL STAFF WORKING ON SOVIET ECONOMICS. ALMOST TEN YEARS LATER DOC LEFT NATO AND FINALLY RETIRED TO WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA, WHERE HE GOLFS 3-4 DAYS A WEEK AND LUNCHS REGULARLY WITH LOCAL CLASSMATES.

GOOD FORTUNE AGAIN SMILED ON DOC IN 2007 WHEN HIS DAUGHTER AND BRIT HUSBAND, AND THREE GREAT GRANDKIDS, MOVED TO VIRGINIA BEACH AFTER TWENTY YEARS IN BRUSSELS. THE COMMUTE TO VISIT, NOW ABOUT ONE HOUR, SURE BEATS THOSE 8-10 HOUR FLIGHTS TO BELGIUM. DOC'S YOUNGER DAUGHTER LIVES AND WORKS IN WASHINGTON WHERE SHE ASSISTS WITH COUNSELING STAFF OF IMF, WORLD BANK AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHILE COMPLETING HER DOCTORATE IN PSYCHOLOGY. LOOKING BACK JUST PAST THE 75 YEAR MARK, DOC HAS NO REGRETS ABOUT THE PATHS CHOSEN, ESPECIALLY THAT WHICH LED HIM UP THE HUDSON TO USMA.


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How I got my appointment to West Point

In 1946, at the ripe age of 13, I decided I wanted/needed a better schooling than what I was getting in Munroe County, Alabama..home of Harper Lee and mockingbirds! So I applied to about ten boarding schools for scholarships and wound up getting accepted at Georgia Military Academy in Atlanta.

I spent five happy years at GMA. school nine months and work two summer months. I managed to ace my courses and wound up valedictorian..summa cum laude. Don Olvey was at GMA that last year but he was doing post grad, having finished high school in his home town. Otherwise I would have come in a distant second!

Anyway based on academics I was nominated as a candidate from a Distinguished Military school, took the tests and won one of 14 slots for either of the military academies. I did face a problem choosing, as the GMA president, Bill Brewster Sr, and the PMS@T Col. McQuarrie, were West Point grads (both class of 1920 Cullum nos. 6769 and 6770, married two daughters of GMA founder Woodward) but the Dean, Bill Brewster Jr. was a Naval Academy grad...he chose navy since he could do Annapolis ar age 16 but West Point at time required 17!).

Guess the 2-1 vote prevailed for me so off to USMA I went....also I grew up around Mobile Bay and never really liked boats. Looking back, in view of my decision while still at the Point, to opt for a diplomatic life in lieu of military, I probably would have done better to take an available scholarship to Georgetown or an Ivy League school.

But I have no regrets that my path led me to join a group of really great guys and in the long run I think I was probably better prepared for the Foreign Service than many of my fellow FSOs who had prepped at traditional civilian schools.

Doc Dorough
16 AUG 2010


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Jeanne Dorough

My partner of 54 years passed away March 1 after a brief turn for the worse. She had been resident in Morningside, a nearby assisted living place, since March of 2011. Some members of the class may remember her from our early reunions.

Doc Dorough
10 April 2014


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Jeanne Elizabeth Dorough

Jeanne Elizabeth Dorough, of Williamsburg, died March 1, 2014, at the age of 77.

No services have been listed at this time.

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily
1 April 2014


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Class Remembrance: Charity

Preferred Charity: '55 WP Fund

Suggested LCA: TBD



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