LT. GENERAL (RET.) THOMAS C. WASKOW

LT. GENERAL (RET.) THOMAS C. WASKOW 
AIR FORCE GENERAL

Lt. General Thomas C. Waskow attended London Central at Bushey Hall from 1962-65. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1970.   He retired from the Air Force in 2005. He had been the Commanding Officer for U.S. Air Forces in Japan.

Waskow, a command pilot, logged more than. 4,700 flying hours with 904 hours of combat flying. He flew 2,200 in the F-15 Eagle.


ALLISON WAGNER

ALLISON WAGNER (1977-    )
OLYMPIC MEDALIST

Allison Wager, an Army Brat and Overseas Alumnus, won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta as a member of the 400m IM. Her win occurred on July 20, l996, her 19th birthday. She was a National Champion 2000 and 2004. In 1993, she broke the world record in the Backstroke at the age of 16. It was one of the longest held records in Women’s swimming.

In an interview on NBC TV, she attributed her swimming success her US army brat lifestyle. With every move, she could always count on swimming to be the same. She lived twice overseas.


ELIZABETH VARGAS

ELIZABETH VARGAS (1962-    ) 
NEWS ANCHOR

Elizabeth Vargas, whose father was an Army officer, graduated from Heidelberg High School in 1980.

In December 2005, she was named a co-anchor for ABC World News tonight.  Following the wounding of her co-anchor, Bob Woodruff, she resigned to concentrate on her young family.  She continued as an anchor for 20/20.  Previously she was a substitute anchor on Good Morning American and other ABC news programs and specials.  She won an Emmy in 2000 for her coverage of the Elian Gonzales case.

BLAIR UNDERWOOD

BLAIR UNDERWOOD (1964-    )   
ACTOR 

Blair Underwood, the son of an Army officer, was nominated for a Golden Globe in his role on LA Law. TV Guide named him one of “The Top Stars of the ’90’s.” He has appeared on Sex and the City, numerous movies and theater productions.

KATHLEEN TURNER

KATHLEEN TURNER (1954-    ) 
ACTRESS 

Kathleen Turner’s father was an American diplomat.  She was a member of the Class of 1972 at the American School of London. Known primarily for her roles in movies, she has also appeared on television.

Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for an Oscar.

LUCIAN TRUSCOTT IV

LUCIAN TRUSCOTT IV   
AUTHOR 

Lucian Truscott IV is an Overseas School Alumnus and an Army Brat.  His Father was an Army Officer.  He attended schools in Stuttgart and Oberammergau.

His books include: “The Boys of St. Julien,” “Dress Gray,” “Full Dress Gray,” “Dress Blue,” “The Heart of War,”  and “Rules of the Road: A Novel.”

SHARON TATE

SHARON TATE  
FILM ACTRESS

Sharon Tate was an Army Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus. Her father was a career Army Officer. She graduated from Vicenza American High School in 1961, where she was Homecoming Queen 1960 and a cheerleader. She lived in Verona and commuted to school daily.

After high school she went to New York to the Powers Modeling School & Agency and then on to movies. Her tragic death at the hands of the Charles Manson “cult family” gave her an infamous ending her classmates would prefer to forget.

JAMES TATE

JAMES TATE (1943-    )   
POET 

James Tate’s father, a military pilot shot down over Germany, was the subject of his first book, “The Lost Pilot.”

He was the youngest poet to win Yale’s Young Poet’s Competition. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1991, he has won the National Book Award. Currently, he teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and is a Chancellor of the Academy of Poets.