Loren Drum

Profile Updated: February 4, 2011
Loren Drum
Residing In: Canyon Lake, TX USA
Spouse/Partner First Name: Debbie
Homepage: drumresorts.com
Occupation: Civil Engineer/Developer/Resort Operator
Military Service: U.S. Air Force 1966-72-Vietnam '68-69  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Reunion Yearbook Text
Career, Life Experiences:

Moved to Omaha,NE in summer of '60 and graduated from Omaha Westside HS. At Westside was polevaulter and wanted chance to run and get medals my teammates were winning. Won first race and after 6 races rec'd Track Scholarship to Nebraska at Omaha. Earned 6 letters in track/cc. Graduated '66 with BS Civil Engr and Comm in AF. Served 6 years as AF Construction Engineer with one year in Vietnam and Recd Bronze Star. Was selected as Team Member for US Modern Pentathlon Team (five events of Running, Swimming, Fencing, Shooting and Riding) training for '68 Olympics. Was on '67 Little Olympic Team but was 8th place in '68 O Trials and did not make O Team. Went to Vietnam. Reset to Team in 1970 and was member of World Championship Teams in 1970 and 71 earning 8th individual place and Bronze Medal at '71 World Championship. Was Gold Medalist at the 70, 71 and 72 World Military Championships. Was Member of 72 Olympic Team and recd 4th place with handshake, but no medal. Was one of the athlete founders of USOC Athletes Advisory Council after "72 Games and was elected Sectr'y 1973-80. Elected to USOC Executive Board 1975-1980 and served on USOC Site Selection Committee for the 1980 Winter Games at Lake Placid and the 1984 Games at Los Angeles. Elected by Olympians to represent them with negotiations directly with US President Carter to resolve boycott of 1980 Moscow Games. Three days at White House but, unfortunately, Carter prevailed. Founded general contracting firm in 1970 to build homes and commercial buildings. Became one of the largest commercial roofing contractors in US by 1986. Suffered through Texas oil and construction down-turn in 1985-88 and earned personal battle scars while completing 78 major commercial contracts in progress simultaneously and lived to tell about it. Developed Engineering Inspection business in 1986 that has been one of the largest firms inspecting homes and commercial properties for the San Antonio statistical area. Developed and continue developing commercial resort properties at
Caynon Lake and along the Guadalupe River in Comal County Texas-see Web: drumresorts.com
Married Debbie Diller (Belleview, KS and K State grad) on New Years Eve 1980-30 years ago. Combined our families: 2 boys from my former marriage and 1 daughter from hers. One of my sons went to West Point and is an officer with a national software developer. One son is in nursing school after being a medic in Army and County Music star in Germany. Daughter works for us and is a Brain Cancer survivor from age 17-now 41-wow, what a miracle from God!
Have 50 lot subdivision on mountain top along Guadalupe River that we are starting to develop. Otherwise, not much happening-Ha!

School Story:

I have realized that I was a Nerd in school while at Highland Park-born in September and smaller that other boys-plenty of bullying occurred with at least 20 pairs of glasses broken over the early years-you know who you were, bullies! As a new freshman I went out for football-never missed a minute of practice, went to every game and was the only boy that never played a minute of any game. Then, went out for track and ran a quarter mile the first day, finishing first-about killed me. Nobody said anything to me and so I quit and got a job and bought a car. Went out for basketball and couldn't even get selected for being manager. Learned to pole vault with my back yard neighbor Kenny Marquart. Moved to Omaha, went out for football-was fastest at tryouts but not selected for team. Went for track as polevaulter-won green and yellow ribbons-asked coach for try-out to run. Won first race with Nebraska fastest high school time of year in half mile. Ran six races and received Track ride to Nebraska. After college made World Teams and Olympic Team in sport of Modern Pentathlon (only Nebraskan in '72). I guess it must have been pent up desire to to do something in sports, after all the years of being pushed aside. I read Psycho Cybernetics and read how to picture yourself winning or reaching any other goal. I just developed that mental capacity to never think negatively-has worked ever since. I wish I had known more about Will Power and Positive Thinking when in high school-might have kicked some ass rather than sucking wind!

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Congratulations Judy Ann!!Have a wonderful; day! Post some photos of the Event!! Visit us again in New Braunfels soon. Our Best, Loren and Deb

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2019 at 1:11 PM

Happy Birthday Linda. Hope all is going well in Topeka. Busier than ever in San Antonio where much is happening in the development and construction industry. Hope we are going to have another Reunion. It will be fun to see if those anti-aging pills are still working. Best wishes to you and Gary. Loren

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2019 at 7:46 PM

Happpppy Birthday Tom! Assume you are doing well. If in San Antonio for any reason, please call and we may have our Treehouse Retreat available on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels. Invitation is also open to any other Classmates that venture down to the Promised Land in New Braunfels, Texas (25 miles north of San Antonio and 45 miles south of Austin.

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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Posted on: Nov 27, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Happy Birthday Judy Kay! Hope all is well and healthy in your Family. Know you are enjoying the snow and outside making snowmen, like we once did in our youth!! Best Wishes for another great year ahead! Your old friend, Loren.

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Nov 22, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Hello Richard:- I hope it's not too late to wish you a great Birthday. I expect you are by now recovering from your Birthday Dinner of Ham, Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Yams, great Rolls, Mashed potatoes and gravy, and plenty of pumpkin, cherry and pecan pie with ice cream-what? 5000 calories? Now you are getting sleepy as it is 10 PM and you are thinking of sleep and recovery. Have another great year and get your a__ down here to good ole New Braunfels and San Antonio. Give regards to any others in our Class that you might run into or at the Class Breakfasts!! Your old friend, Loren

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Happy Birthday Sondra!!I hope someone dear is there to give you the proper paddling! Again, you have beaten me to the 75th milestone Goal!! I hope you are in great health and are having the time of your life!! Due to the current prevalent PC retractions, I will state publicly that Dennis Parry and I did not even think of scarring you on that dark private road in 1960-I do not remember why?Best Wishes, Loren

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday Linda. There you go, beating me to the 75 year goalpost. Hope your Birthday Party will be Super!! I am following you by two days! Your friend, Loren

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Posted on: Sep 08, 2018 at 9:21 AM

Hi Art!!! Greetings and Happy Birthday! Always remember our Birthday celebrations in your yard with plenty of sandwiches and Kool-Aide. Hope all is well with you and yours! Loren

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Jul 11, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Hi Judy Ann!! Always good to hear of your travels-never quite understood how you challenged the ocean? Seems like a very formitable challenge. Glad you have led a great productive life with great children too. I hope you willl again come to New Braunfels for a visit where we can visit and share our past live history. Your 65 year friend and classmate competitor, Loren

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May 29, 2018 at 9:13 AM

There you go again, notching another year! Hope this next one will be Great, as well! Good getting your emails and keeping in touch. Be careful, blowing out 75 candles could be a hazard to your respiratory system! Loren

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Posted on: May 01, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Happy Birthday Mary Faith-looks like 39 again. Last year I was preparing to go to Boulder for one grandson's graduation. Trip was beautiful with weather perfect. This year I am preparing to fly to New York for another grandson is graduating from West Point. Two granddaughters in college here in Texas. Best wishes and hope you are doing well! Loren

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Posted on: Feb 16, 2018 at 9:19 PM

P.S. I want to say that Dicks father Barney Hays, brother Bob Hays did not have any problems with guns or shootings in the schools that they commanded during our years at HPHS. We brought guns to school, earned rewards for birds killed and coyotes killed. We never had anyone thinking of killing their friends and classmates. Hope and pray that the mental stability problems with current students, undergoing social media scrutinitization ,will be more understood and their schools will adopt better techniques to understand those emotional problems. I am thinking of going back to 9th grade and starting over.

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Feb 16, 2018 at 9:07 PM

Good God-I forgot to insert the word "both" of you look GREAT. However, Meredith was somewhat shielded by the Wine Flask. Your sweater has been in the last ten years of selfies-need a new favorite for tiime lapse photos. Note Julie saw this immediately, noting lack of PC equal attention to Meredith, much quicker than missing Dicks birthday on the date of President Kennedy's assination.. Hell, without Meredith, we would not be paying any attention to Dickie? Not so, He is really the backbone to our Class. Great that he has the support of Meredith!! Wish I knew them better. Loren.

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Posted on: Jan 18, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Another notch on the cane. Happy Birthday Patti! Hope you are staying warm during this latest Kansas weather that has slipped down here to our part of the World. I remember when we were 15 and looked forward to Winter and would slide around in my '48 Chevy.
Best Wishes for another great year! Loren

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Posted on: Nov 27, 2017 at 3:29 PM

Happy Birthday Judy Kay!! Hope your Birthday is great and that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving also. Your long time friend, Loren