Chris Vaia

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Chris Vaia
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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: APO AP SAN FRANCISCO, AP USA
Spouse/Partner: Eun Young (Sally) Vaia
Occupation: JOB COUNSULTANT AND MISSIONARY SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Children: Jason Vaia born 1975 and living in Smyrna Ga as husband of Siley and father of Jeni and Ashley. He is More…a mechanical engineer/IT manager of Herry International.

Jeni Vaia Born 1997. She was the light of my life and 8th Grade Class President at Camp Zama Japan. Jeni's legacy are her many international friends. Her Heavenly Homecoming was February 18, 1991. She knew Jesus as her Savior and I know where she is now.
Military Service: US Army  
EMail Address

BRIDGER46@HOTMAIL.COM

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Fellow Nerk Baby Boomers. I trust those who attend the reunion will share their journeys and hopefully, not too many Organ Recitals (whick organs like the kidneys and liver and such that are wearing out). My life jouneys have mostly been outside of the USA. I really enjoyed our 25th reunion. My focus is on consulting our great American military and families on identifying new jobs after they leave the military. My avocation is helping internation missionaries fulfill their mission goals of Helping Others in the Name of Jesus. We have active projects throughout the Far and South East Asia. If any are in this area, please contact me at 01182117198020. My email is BRIDGER46@HOTMAIL.COM Hoping to make 50th Reunion Grace and Peace, Chris Vaia

School Story:

Little football, lot of Choir, lots of weekend Happy Day type adventures with our Fonzy - Kerri Ricker. Roller Rink and Flint Ridge and Lovers Lane and Buckeye Lake and Eagles and East end and dreams of what lies beyond NERK.

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Nov 14, 2021 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 08, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Early Birthday Greeting Kay,
We wish you the best in good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. I am one day older than you and hope you are feeling great like a good Nerk Baby Boomer. LOL Hope, you try my cousin Dan's Family Pizza place sometime. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze, FL

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Oct 16, 2021 at 4:48 PM

Hi Ora, We send your and your family wishes for good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. We stopped by the mini HS reunion last month. I assume you were not there. Probably playing with your grandchildren. Wonderful to see a Nerk man and wife still married after so many years. Like to hear what you are up too. Let me know if you plan to visit the Gulf Breeze, FL area. We have a spare bedroom for your short stay. Ahia winter months probably make Florida look more inviting. LOL Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally

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Aug 14, 2021 at 11:21 AM

Blessed Birthday Greetings, It is good to see another Nerk Graduate who is living a good life together with John and your children and grandchildren and ... We hope we might meet both of you at a supposed blended 64 and 66 Reunion sometime in September. We are partnering with Faith and non Faith based organizations with balloon twisting ministries in our Gulf Breeze, FL area. Hope you visit my cousin Dan's Family Restaurant in ole Nerk. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally

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Aug 08, 2021 at 10:14 AM

Posted on: Aug 08, 2021 at 9:51 AM

Brother George, Hope I am the first of ole Nerk High 1964 Graduates to send blessed birthday wishes to you. Your birth month and day are highly respected in our former home in the Republic of Korea. It is Liberation Day - the day after the end of WWII - August 14, 1945. The Japanese were expelled from Korea after 35 years of annexing Korea. Really big deal there. BTW, is Sparta still open in ole Nerk and do you have any connection with it? My Granddaughter found an ole picture of Grandpa Chris in Cambodia during the 1970 incursion with my bunker buster. A recent picture is ole Balloon Brother Chris with our balloon twisting ministry. LOL How about a picture of your time in the USAF. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze, FL

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Jul 27, 2021 at 11:08 AM

Dear Kay, We trust you are having a blessed birthday. We made it to Florida last December after 43 year overseas. I find no culture shock at all. Being near two Air Force Bases keeps the camaraderie factor nice. Our new home is beautiful and Sally is loving it as much as me. We enjoy a wonderful neighborhood and several Faith Based organizations and our little outreach balloon twisting ministry is getting stronger. If you are in the Panhandle area passing through, we have a spare bedroom for you. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze, FL

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Jul 18, 2021 at 10:05 AM

Dear Cheryl, Another fine day in ole Nerk for clebrating the birthday of a lady whose life is a great example of Helping Others. Continued good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. I suspect you have visited my cousin Dan's Family Restaurant and the Square looked great after I have spent 40* years overseas. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze, FL

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Birthday Blessings whether you read or not. LOL Hoping your life is full of good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. Grace and Peace Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze FL

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Mar 26, 2021 at 12:10 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Greetings Alan,
We send you wishes for good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. We finally settled in Gulf Breeze FL and having a great time. Will become a beach connoisseur.
With Malice towards None and Charity towards All and Grace and Peace Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze FL

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Mar 13, 2021 at 1:06 PM

Birthday Greetings Sandy from Gulf Breeze. FL

We send you wishes for good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. I remember that you were moving or have returned to good ole Nerk. I hope you are still writing and maybe performing. My favorite songwriter and performer is a wonderful lady who is about 10 months older than me. LOL You certainly know her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvgHfqXHS-8

We recently went to the Creek Indian Casino in Atmore, AL. We added their senior programs to our small outreach balloon twisting ministry. Good Lord Willing, we will see this plague being more mitigated around Easter time and can start again.

Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally

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Feb 28, 2021 at 9:37 AM

Ho Moke,
May you and your family have good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. After 40+ years overseas, our Good Lord led us to the Panhandle of Florida. We have our sun screen ready for summer. LOL
With Malice towards None and Charity towards All and Grace and Peace Chris and Sally in Gulf Breeze FL

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Dec 20, 2020 at 9:06 AM

Dear Sharyn, It sounds like you and Mike have a Green Acres type of life now. LOL We just moved to the Panhandle and bought a brand new home in Gulf Breeze, FL. After 40 years living overseas, we are totally enjoying living in the good ole USA. My two Granddaughters are in Georgia Tech and are two great young ladies. We wish you all a blessed Christmas and healthy and joyful and a 2021 plague free and knowing the Peace that Passes Understanding. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally

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Dec 19, 2020 at 9:59 AM

Dear Carol,

Wishng you a blessed birthday and six days before we celebrate the birthday of our Jesus Christ God's Son Savior. After 40+ years overseas, we just relocated from the ROK to Gulf Breeze FL area last month. If you all are traveling to the Panhandle of FL, you will have a friendly family welcoming you and your Family. Praying for all to have a blessed Christmas and a healthy and joyful and Peace that Passes Understanding year in 2021. You have certainly lived a life of serving others. We are anxious to start up our little Hallelujah Balloon Twisting ministry in our new communities once this plague has passed. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally Vaia

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Dec 08, 2020 at 7:49 PM

Posted on: Dec 08, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Greetings Edwin,
i remember your picture and recall you were one of the nice guys, unlike the Rascals I hung around with. It is good to see another man and wife havin such a long and blessed marriage. When Lisa was born, I got drafted and ended up spending 30 years in the Army. After my third tour in Vietnam, I lost the thrill of being a Grunt and lucked out with Transortation for about a year and then a Career Counselor for over 20 years. Were you in Vietnam also and how long did you stay in the Army? We just relocated from the ROK to the Florida Panhandle. After 40 years overseas, this is a new adventure for us. My daughter - Jeni found a picture of me from 1970 in Cambodia. She never did quite believe it was me. LOL Now, our small ministry is as the Hallelujah Balloon Brother and Sister. After this plague passes, we hope to start up another ministry in this area. Trusting you and your family are in good health and having joy and the Peace that Passeth Understanding. Grace and Peace, Chris and Sally in the Panhandle of FL

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Dec 08, 2020 at 11:12 AM

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Birtday greetings fro two new Florida's in the Panhandle. We wish you and your husband good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. Sally loves the fishing in the Gulf. I love the National Shoreline on Occaloso Island. Grace and Peace Chris and Sally in Mary Esther FL

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Oct 10, 2020 at 10:01 AM

Dear Karen,
Birthday blessings from the Republic of Korea. We imagine the changing season is great on your farm. Good Lord Willing, we'll fly from the ROK for Mary Esther FL on 2 November. I have over 40 years overseas and look forward to new adventures in the States. We made our last two mini harvests from our church garden. BTW, do you have any contact with Dick Vorris who is also a plumber and handyman in ole Nerk? Keep enjoying your little preview of Heaven. Four years ago on a small island near Korea, we started thinking about Florida. LOL
With wishes for all of you to have good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding, Chris and Sally in the ROK

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Aug 22, 2020 at 8:34 AM

Dear Pete,
We send you wishes for good health and joy and the Peace that Passes Understanding. May you and Phil continue you loving journeys together in good ole Nerk. After 40 years overseas, Sally and I, Good Lord Willing, move from the Republic of Korea to Mary Esther FL this year. We have a small ministry for nursing homes and I help Viet Nam Veterans with depression and long term illnesses.
With Malice towards None and Charity towards All and Grace and Peace Chris and Sally in the ROK

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