Not only is Charles Buckner part of the Frankel Family, he is a first generation techie. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Charlie served our country as a member of the Airforce from 1954-1958, spending time in Japan, Germany, and Turkey. After his military duties were served, Charlie attended Trine University in Angola, Indiana on the Korean GI Bill. At Trine University he majored in Engineering because he knew that those jobs were in high demand.
After receiving his degree, Charlie and his young family moved to the Baltimore, Maryland area. During the mid 1960s, Charlie worked on the Saturn Launch Vehicle, which helped propel the spaceships that were part of the Apollo Moon Program. Additionally, he worked for Control Data Computer Corporation which was a super computer firm that competed with IBM, Honeywell, and RCA during the 1960s and 1970s. While working for Control Data, Charlie helped engineer the first computerized reading machine. Charlie also worked for Westinghouse in Baltimore.
After retiring, Charlie and his wife, who is an artist, moved to Denver, Colorado. Now, however, Charlie and his wife live in Toledo. They moved here to be closer to his daughter and their family. And we are glad he is here and a member of our Frankel Dentistry Family!