Bill Spanbauer

2nd Vice President

Bill was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and was raised on a dairy farm, the oldest of six kids. After high school, he attended Fox Valley Technical College were he earned an associates degree Fire Protection Technology. He joined the Navy in February, 1986, attending boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. He then attended Hull Technician "A" School in Philadelphia, PA. Bill reported aboard USS TICONDEROGA (CG-47) off Rota, Spain, in July. In February, 1989, Bill left the Navy and became a professional firefighter in Antigo, Wisconsin, for a few years before moving on to Appleton where he served 11+ years as a driver/engineer in the city's Fire Department. Bill started his own trucking business engaged in road construction and city sewer/water work.  Bill was married in 2002, has a son Louie, and was divorced in 2018.
Bill was elected to 2nd Vice President in 2017 at the Tampa reunion. He is the proud and sole holder of being the first and thus only President to preside over the first and only cancelled reunion (2020 in Portland, Oregon). Better luck next time, Billy!

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