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« on: February 27, 2012, 06:50:55 PM »

Patricia and Michael Griffin quietly celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on February 26, 2012, at their daughter's home in Two Rivers, Alaska.

Patricia is the daughter of David and Marlene Countryman and the stepdaughter of Hazel Countryman.  She graduated from Monticello High School in Monticello, Iowa, in 1973.

In 1975, Patricia enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant upon completing her enlistment in June, 1979.  During her enlistment, she earned the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal.

Following her military service, Patricia returned to school, earning an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management while attending Anchorage Community College, University of Alaska - Anchorage, and Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Michael is the son of Dale and Phyllis Griffin and graduated from Bemidji High School in Bemidji, Minnesota, in 1973.  He also attended Bemidji State University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in late 1975.

On March 1, 1996, Michael retired from the Air Force at the rank of Master Sergeant.  During his military career, Michael earned the Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Force Commendation Medals, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, six Air Force Good Conduct Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, and a Korean Defense Service Medal.

In addition to Bemidji State University, Michael attended a lengthy list of schools during and following his military career, amassing over 180 college credits.

The couple met in 1976 while both were stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois, and were married in Monticello, Iowa, on February 26, 1977.  The couple have two children, Christopher Patrick Griffin, born in June, 1979, and Erin Melinda Russell, born in May, 1981.  They also have four grandchildren, Ravin, Devlin, Vincent, and Kiana.

The couple spend their time pursuing shared interests that include the Internet, reading, automobile and truck restoration, construction, woodworking, boatbuilding, and a variety of languages and cultures.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 06:17:18 AM »

Congradulations to you two !!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 06:32:44 PM »

Congrats, both of you!  Grin
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