Larry Loessin ('64)

Profile Updated: May 3, 2015
Residing In: Bulverde, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Shirley
Occupation: Retired
Children: No children
Military Service: U.S. Army
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I was in the Class of '64 but failed to graduate. I and many of our classmates attended Laura Steele Elementary together. In 1965 I quit Highlands (with a 9th grade education) and got a job. I was married in September and drafted in December. I was trained as a Military Policeman and sent to Panmunjom, Korea. There I got my GED. I was sent to Duncanville Texas for my last six months in the Army. I was hired by the Dallas Police Dept. before I got out of the Army. In 1975 I got my Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement & Corrections.

School Story:

Due to problems at home, my school years weren't that much fun. I seldom attended because of those problems. I actually quit school twice, Feb. '64 and again in Jan '65. I had five motorcycles before I got my first car. I still have a bunch. Going into the real world with no education scared me to death. I started grabbing every opportunity to catch up. In 1969, the new Police Chief in Dallas held two huge meetings at Fair Park and announced that he wanted all his officers to have a college education (very few back then did). I signed up. I went to school taking a full load of courses and working full time on rotating shifts and working all the extra jobs I could get. My last job was managing the Print Shop at Trinity University.
Occasionally a male student would come in the Print Shop and start complaining about how hard school was. I would reply "I had something when I went through college that you don't have". He would ask "What's that?". My answer; "A job and a mortgage"!!

Hobbies/Interests:

Reading, restoring antiques to include motorcycles, antique cameras, radios & phonographs (yes, I have a tube tester), repairing computers (and everything else in your house), building websites, radio controlled drones and rescuing animals.

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Jan 10, 2018 at 3:33 AM
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Jan 10, 2016 at 3:33 AM
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May 03, 2015 at 3:09 PM
Leon's Ice House at W.W. White and Rigsby. My father opened the business in May, 1959. Now hosting the Southside annual reunions. Photo taken in 1966.
May 03, 2015 at 3:08 PM
Larry Loessin ('64) added a photo to profile gallery.
May 03, 2015 at 3:07 PM
My camera platform
May 03, 2015 at 3:02 PM
Taken with one of my UAV's (Drones)
Jan 26, 2015 at 11:37 AM

See you all at the reunion. My father, Leon Loessin is the "Leon" in Leon's Ice House. He opened it in May 1959. I was there on opening day!

Leon's Ice House at W.W. White and Rigsby. My father opened the business in May, 1959. Now hosting the Southside annual reunions. Photo taken in 1966.
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Jan 14, 2015 at 7:47 PM
Panmunjom Korea, December 1966, Checkpoint 3, "The Bridge of No Return"
Jan 10, 2015 at 3:33 AM
Sep 04, 2014 at 3:33 PM

I remember Russell from Highlands. I also built a home in Duncanville and worked for the Dallas Police Dept. We never connected however.

Feb 08, 2014 at 10:34 AM

For what it's worth - Leon (of Leon's Ice House) was my father. He opened Leon's Ice in May of 1959. I was there on opening day....See you at the Reunion!

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Posted: May 03, 2015 at 3:09 PM
My camera platform
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Taken with one of my UAV's (Drones)
Posted: May 03, 2015 at 3:12 PM
Leon's Ice House at W.W. White and Rigsby. My father opened the business in May, 1959. Now hosting the Southside annual reunions. Photo taken in 1966.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
I had a lot of fun wearing this. Had it made, EXPENSIVE!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
1972
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Built from scratch in 1972. "The Bad Banana"
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
A Harley that's older than me
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
1977, the collection is growing
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
1947 Indian Chief
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Rescue animals and you have to suffer unconditional love!!!
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Posted: Jan 14, 2015 at 7:47 PM

Panmunjon Checkpoint 3.flv

Panmunjom Korea, December 1966, Checkpoint 3, "The Bridge of No Return"