Jim Hilsheimer

Profile Updated: July 20, 2011
Residing In: West Linn, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: None survived wedded bliss
Occupation: Retired from Tektronix before their sale to Xerox
Children/Grandchildren: Two boys to fulfill mothers curse, "I hope you have two boys just like you and your brother". Oldest More…son Dan, has two sons to fulfill my handing down mom's curse. Both boys have been living with me for two years as i assisted during a Parental meltdown. Now Kody is going into second grade and Taylor into first. Both boys love Popi. I reciprocate. The boys have thrived here in Oregon. Youngest son still lives with or near his birth mother, who we refer to as the wicked witch of the south. Youngest child Annie is finishing school for nursing in North Carolina having attended high school in Vermont at North America Hockey Acad. on scholarship and Oswego State in New York state, also on a hockey scholarship. Her dream to play in olympics on the hockey squad could not deny that a hundred twenty pounds could not be overcome by spirit and talent every time. She's a real gamer.
Military Service: Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion

I could see the need for more school after I left Bishop Watterson but it came from the US Navy. Went to Hospital Corpsman school and excelled so they sent me to another school then another then to Vietnam where I grew up quickly. Found myself in the Mekong Delta, part of the Mobile Riverene Force. Remember the "boats" John Kerry served on? Those were Swift Boats. I was on the notso swift boats. Came home with a darker side which I treated by jumping out of airplanes and road racing motorcycles. When I returned in 1969, wife and I came back to Columbus. Stayed for the majority of the seventies then moved to Colorado for ten years then to northern idaho then to Oregon. This is heaven. It's all my "boys" have known. Ten plus years ago I brought my son Dan back to Columbus for Christmas. It was white and ice. Only memory that made it home was "White Castle".