Douglas M Sutton

Profile Updated: September 28, 2017
Class Year: 1966
Residing In: Munich, Bavaria Germany
Occupation: Journalist
Military Service: US Army  
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I attended UMSL, 1966-1970, graduating with a B.A. in History. Two years of US Army service, 1970-72, followed, including one year stationed in West Germany as telecommunications specialist. Then came Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, 1972-73 attaining an M.S. in Journalism. I began my professional career in 1973 first in New York, then Munich (those two places with Radio Free Europe), Vienna (reporter for a Chase Manhattan Bank business newsletter) and finally Hamburg, Cork (Ireland) and Berlin, April 1978 until early retirement in September 2011, with the international English-language service of the wire agency deutsche presse-agentur (German Press Agency) dpa. On retirement, moved with my wife back to Munich.

Update December 2013. Now retired for more than 2 years and have stayed very busy with hobbies, travel in Europe, and family. I do public relations work for a local baseball club in Munich and I also help the coaches of the various teams - great fun, still getting out on a ballfield, pitching and taking batting practice, etc.! I still do occasional journalistic work for the German Press Agency, and still play/perform with my guitar in pubs here (as I had done in Hamburg, Ireland and Berlin previously). I ain't great, but on the other hand, nobody throws me out of the taverns, so I guess it's okay enough (and I get lots of free drinks...) So I have no complaints about retirement...

Update September 2016: In the meantime my wife Karin and I have moved again. We now live in a beautiful lakeside village called Seeshaupt, located on the southern tip of Starnberg Lake, some 30 miles south of Munich. This small-town Bavarian lifestyle fits us just fine. The move notwithstanding, I am still active in helping out my Munich baseball club with PR work and stadium announcer during home games; I'm still active as a free-lance journalist; and still pursuing my hobby of playing guitar, including in local taverns and small-stage appearances.

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Sep 17, 2018 at 6:23 AM

Lookin' good, the two of you!

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Sep 15, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Sorry to hear about Richard's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family, Another old Bel-Ridge grade school buddy gone. I always remember him as one of the gentler souls in the old neighborhood. RIP, Richard.


Mar 12, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Hey there George - have a great birthday, you young(ish) whippersnapper! And many happy and healthy returns!

Feb 25, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Have a great birthday, Jim, and many happy and healthy returns.

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Posted on: Feb 08, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Hey there Rae!
All the best wishes on your birthday (and every day) young lady!

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Posted on: Feb 06, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Hey there young man! All the best wishes on your birthday!

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Posted on: Nov 03, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Hi Diane - having missed your birthday yesterday (am currently visiting Berlin, not doing too much internet stuff), let me be the first, 364 days in advance, to wish you many happy returns!

Oct 28, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Hey Checco! Buon compleanno e tanti auguri! Hope you and your family are doing well!

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Aug 21, 2017 at 7:51 AM

Hi Allen - good to see you alive and kicking, so to speak. Welcome to the site - a good place to keep in touch with Normandy folk. (There's also a NHS Class of 66 Facebook page).

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Hey young man! All the best wishes on your birthday!

Jul 09, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Hey Ace! - All the best wishes on your birthday. Hope yer doin' okay and good health and wealth and etc. etc. Cheers!

Jun 04, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Hi Nancy! - All the best wishes on your birthday, young lady!

Mar 12, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Hi George - all the best wishes on your birthday, young man! It was great seeing you at the reunion last October. And am wondering if you looked up Esther Goff?

Feb 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Oops! A day late for your birthday. Darn these German Post Office carrier pigeons - they just don't deliver the news as punctually as they used to... Anyway, young man, hope you had a good one, and that there will be many happy returns!

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