Burton Jordan

                                                                              BURTON JORDAN
                                                                                    Class of 1968

Burton Jordan attended Coolidge schools and graduated from Coolidge High School in 1968. During his high school years he participated in sports and played fullback for the first state football championship for the Coolidge Bears in 1967.

After graduating in 1968 Mr. Jordan went on to join the United States Army where he served at several different stations. His first station of duty was basic training in Fort Lewis, Washington. It was there that he seemed to master the art of using the military rifle. He received an outstanding reward for his tactics.

Shortly after basic training he went home to marry his high school sweetheart, Carrie Nelson, a Coolidge Schools product. November 2016 they will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Jordan’s next station of duty was in Fort Lee, Virginia where he trained as a Substance Storage Specialist. After this training, he was sent to Fort-Benning, Georgia to be trained as an Air-Borne paratrooper which involved jumping from military planes such as the C1-19, C1-30, and C1-41. This training also involved a few night jumps from a helicopter.

After completing his training in Georgia, he was sent to his final duty station in Fort Braggs, North Carolina with the 82nd Air-Borne Division. After his release from the military in 1971, he entered into a four year apprenticeship training in carpentry. Upon completing this preparation he received his journeyman’s diploma. He was a master carpenter for 37 years. In 2008 he made a change and went to work in the town where he was born Sacaton, Arizona as a carpenter/plumber where he worked for seven years. On August 21, 2015 Mr. Jordan retired.

Mr. Jordan and his wife have 3 beautiful children (which he claims all look like him) and four grandchildren.

When informed he was an inductee into the Coolidge Hall of Fame, Burton stated: “I am honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for CHS. At the age of 66 I would come back to score a touchdown for his home town team.”

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