I am an "Army Brat" daughter of Noel Jackson Tirey and Demetria (Hernandez) Tirey, and was born and partially raised in Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky. My daddy, Noel served two tours of duty in Korea and three in Vietnam.
While we were living in Okinawa, Naha base, my mother was killed. Soon after, my father moved my older sister and I to Madisonville to be raised by my dear grandmother Inez (Slaton) Tirey Wilson, while my father continued to serve in the Army (Vietnam).
I'm a professional engineer, graduated from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) with degrees in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. I continued my education at the University of Miami (FL) and later Defense System Management College (DSMC) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
I welcome changes, updates etc for the profiles I manage. In addition, I have received several messages from non-wikitree contributors requesting changes/suggestions for various profiles which I manage. Thanks! Keep them coming.
Recently, I added an Acknowledgement section to the profiles which I manage and update...
By adding this statement it allows non-wikitree users access to the change page report which lists the contributors for that profile. I have at least one case where adding that message has led to a reunion of cousins.