Tom Roe - Viet Nam 1969 - Scanned by LeRoy Hunt 2008 - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
Brother Tom Roe was born on the 17th of October, in Santa Monica, California. He graduated from Canoga Park High School in the Spring of 1960. Brother Roe was initiated into the Phi Delta Psi Fraternity in the Fall of 1960. He served the Brotherhood as Master of Traditions and Rituals for Beta Chapter. During his college years he worked as a radio disc jockey.
After completing his Associate of Arts degree at Pierce College, Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at California Lutheran University in 1967. He also studied at the University of California Los Angeles. Tom was commissioned an officer in the United States Army in September 1967. He did his basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey and Officer Candidate School in 1968 in Fort Benning, Georgia. He was sent to Viet Nam as a combat photographer from 1969 to 1970. He completed his service as a First Lieutenant.
After his military service, Tom entered radio advertising and sales. Some of the stations he has worked at as a disc jockey and in sales include: KVFM (1960 to 1967), KNJO (1964 to 1967), KDAX (1970 to 1973), KLOS (1973 to 1981), KHTV (1981 to 1982), KLOS (1982-1996), KBIG-KZLA (1997-2000), KFWB (2001 to 2002).
Tom and his wife Glynene have two children: Jennifer Beth who was born in 1969 and Rebecca Jean who was born in 1972. Glynene holds a California lifetime teaching credential and in 2004 is a substitute teacher in the Westlake area and for the Los Angeles City Schools. Tom's interests include audio/video components, gardening and wine tasting. He and his family love to travel.