Roger Greider was born in Topeka, KS in 1924. In 1928 he moved with his family to Tulsa, OK where he lived until 1943. Graduating from Will Rogers High School, he attended Tulsa University for one year before enlisting in the Army at age nineteen. On the front line in Europe, he was promoted from Private to Staff Sergeant, earning three ‘Bronze Stars. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he attended Tulsa University, earning Bachelor of Arts Degrees in both music and mathematics and a Master of Arts in Math.
He was employed as a mathematician in the Basic Research Division of Jersey Production Research Co. And in his thirties, while taking graduate work in both music and math at The Univ. Of Tennessee, he played first desk second violin in the Knoxville Symphony. From 1945 to 1970, he directed church choirs, played in many string quartets and Sang in barbershop quartets.
From 1961 to 1964 he was an associate professor of mathematics at The State University of New York, campus at Oneonta. And while he was there, he played in the Oneonta Symphony, sang in a barbershop quartet and directed the Sweet Adelines In 1965 he enrolled at the University Of Oklahoma, where he earned a second Master of Science degree in math and a Ph.D. in mathematics education. He then taught mathematics at Oklahoma City university, The University of Central Oklahoma and Rose State College, where he was the Dean of the Engineering And Science Division.
Roger now lives in Oklahoma City, happily married to his beautiful wife, Judy, who is a retired Doctor of Pharmacy. They enjoy membership in Quail Creek Golf and Country Club. Between them they have three sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and, at the moment, eight great grandchildren.
He has published his war memoirs, “Warrior, A True Account of a WWII GI,” a 2nd edition, “Temporary Warrior” and five novels: “Moonfall,” “Time Tangle,” “The Chicken Yard,” “Time Ship,” and “The Trust.” As of November, 2013, he continues to write.
In 2013, Jeff and Joanne fly with their two children in their plane from Tulsa to Michigan and back, passing through a time warp in Indiana, where they meet a number of friends in 1963. They try to help Joanne’ brother buy a house in Michigan and when they return to Tulsa they find several of their Indiana friends make a difference in their future.
The Chicken Yard
Billy’s Parents; early airplanes; marriage; California trip; jobs and motorcycle. Billy growing up in Oklahoma: Rooster encounter; school bands; Pine St. and violin lessons; cars; soapbox Derby; Maple ridge house. Infantry training, combat, promotions, furlough and meeting Joy. Bill’s cars; college; marriage mistakes; teaching; marrying Joy; unexpected success.
A meteor is about to destroy planet Entamida, a light year from Earth. Gano and Elantra with their children Lee and Broni escape to Earth through a wormhole in time-ship, TC. They befriend General Simons who offers US citizenship for their help reproducing TC. Overcoming language and religious problems, they bring others from Entamida and eventually carve out a comfortable life in the US.
Temporary Warrior WW II Memoir
TEMPORARY WARRIOR, WW II MEMOIR is an account of the author’s WW II days from Army Specialized Training through his days on the front line with the 103rd Division. He fights through the Vosges Mountains in France, where they breach the Siegfried Line, entering Germany. At war’s end he is in the Brenner Pass. The short epilog recounts his Company reunions through the years.
To save Brad Williams from large hail, Ozod, an invisible bumbler, sends him back in time to the Oklahoma land run of 1889. He meets Ellen. Brad is desperate to return to the present. With Ozod’s inept help, he escapes disasters from the Triassic era to 2155. During his experiences of danger and conflict, he realizes Ellen is his true love and Ozod finally gets the two of them back to 2012.
A giant meteor shatters the moon, and the pieces spiral to Earth. Greg Stevens leads a group of survivors who call themselves The Company, sharing possessions. More women survive than men, so a polygamous life style is chosen. After thirty years of a rising democratic economy, struggling against ambitious rivals, including cannibals, their standard of living approaches that of pre Moonfall.
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