Computer has lasting effects on my life and worldwide influence foreshadowed by this award.
Nineteen-Eighty Four Release Date
Release date of movie of one of my favorite books.
Nintendo Release Date
Release of first gaming system I played on in my youth.
Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Hate to use wikipedia, but I recall watching this occur and hoping the astronauts would still be alive. I didn't comprehend at my young age what actually happened. It left its mark on my and this country.
Baby Jessica Falls down the well
I recall watching this on television with my parents. It was the first 'live action' event I recall watching as it unfolded.
In the post 9/11 world, this caused concern all over. I was attending Mount Mercy College at the time and some people had concerns it would occur in other locations in the form of copycat killings.
Iraq war begins
I was about to graduate from Mount Mercy and go to graduate school at Western Illinois University. It seemed surreal that we were going into Iraq and be in Afghanistan at the same time. I never would have expected that I would be there a few years later.
I had just finished college and New Orleans was devastated by this weather incident. I felt fortunate that I did not live in that part of the country. I would later be a part of a natural disaster response force.
I was sent to Port-au-Prince following the earthquake to assist with recovery efforts. My unit's main responsibility was airfield security.