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Steven R. Dolby

The Baby Boom generation was 76 million strong, raised at a time characterized by parental discipline and kids who knew how to create their own entertainment. BOOMER tells the author's story of growing up in a military family with six siblings, the multitude of moves they made to facilitate his dad's career, the friends he made along the way, and the innocence of youth interrupted by reaching draft age during the Viet Nam War. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes about the author's childhood, his experiences in the military, and his return to civilian life as he finished college and went to work for Trans World Airlines. The story takes the reader through his career changes, the divorce he didn't see coming, and the joy of a family life that followed. Finally, he looks back at his life, glad to be a part of the Baby Boom generation!

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Steven R. Dolby was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1945, the second of seven children. During his childhood, Dolby’s family moved frequently as his father’s career as an Air Force pilot required. In his youth, Dolby attended both private Catholic and public schools. He was drafted in 1967, attended Officer Candidate School, and served in Germany in the US Army as a First Lieutenant in a nuclear-capable artillery battalion. Following his service, he graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing and went to work for Trans World Airlines where he managed Boeing 747 flights to Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. Following his years with Trans World Airlines, Dolby became an investment and financial advisor, a career that took him through over four decades. He is currently retired and has been married to his wife, Yvonne, for 45 years. They live in Phoenix, Arizona and have two children, three grandchildren, and a Labrador Retriever.