Karl William "Bill" Melchers Class of 1966


From: Donald Tate 
Subject: Karl William Melchers
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 12:55 PM

Class of 1966.  Bill died of cancer according to information I received
sometime around 1999-2000 in Bangkok. Somewhere I have some photos of him
taken around 70-71 when we both happened to be in Bangkok briefly on
overlapping trips.  If I can find them I'll send one.


I attended Patana School with Bill in the early 60s. He was a little older than me, but we were friends. For some reason the strongest memory I have of him is walking on the beach in Pattaya (a very different almost secluded place in those days) while he told me the entire story of Orwell's 1984, which he had just enthusiastically read. We also shared the hobby of playing with toy soldiers. I think his father was with USIA; my father was training English teachers on a USAID contract. 


Larry Yates

PO Box 245

Maurertown VA 

540 436 3432





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