Gaynell Mathis Smith

Profile Updated: April 17, 2009
Gaynell Mathis
Residing In: Hartford, CT USA
Occupation: Iraq Site Manager
Children: My oldest son is Lonzie, he's 23 and joined the Army National Guard. Then there is Marcus, he's 14 More…and my daughter Jada is 13.
Military Service: United States Air Force  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Comments:

It's great to connect with you all. Of all of our classmates, I am in contact with by best friend Kim McIntosh Andrews and my cousin Michael Mathis. I retired from the USAF in 2007 after 22 1/2 years and have been working as a civilian in Iraq ever since. In Iraq, I take care of the administrative needs of Linguists. They speak several different languages; mostly Arabic. I don't speak another language, only English. I love what I am doing and plan to come back home next year. I plan to settle down in Arizona. I plan to see you all on the cruise.

School Story:

I played sports, softball, basketball and ran cross country for a minute. I remember, as a freshman when I ran my first cross country event; I stopped on the stretch. I wrote a paper on "the stretch", it was cool. Believe it or not, I hold that event significant in my life to this date. I am determined to be the best that I can be. Kim McIntosh has been one of the best people that have come into my life; I love her like a sister and always will. Kim, I thank you for all the years past and the time we will share in the future. Kim was always better than me in sports. Miss Strong was my favorite teacher. She mentored us all; took us to her cabin and showed us she cared. If you didn't know, Michael Mathis is my first cousin, our fathers are brothers. Isn't that great! Check out my niece Alicia Mathis on the University of Hartford baskeball team; she's all over the papers. That's Mike's little girl.

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