Title: Writer, Retired Federal Officer
Company: CSX Transportation Railroad
Location: Sylvania, Ohio, United States
Carl E. Kegerreis, Writer and Retired Federal Officer at CSX Transportation Railroad, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in service and writing.
Whilst studying speech and history at Ball State University, Mr. Kegerreis was drafted into the U.S. Army during his junior year of college in 1962. As a security sergeant handling the security for the Fifth Missile Battalion in the 56th Artillery at Wilmington, Ohio, he flourished in his role and as a sentry dog trainer. Devoted to a life of service, Mr. Kegerreis went on to work for Ellis Aires and Company until being furloughed. Subsequently, he joined the CXS Transportation Railroad in 1967, in which he worked on rail projects in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for 22 years until his official retirement in 1999. Simultaneously, from 1980 to 1984, he excelled as a police officer, lieutenant, captain and division chief of police.
Upon his retirement, Mr. Kegerreis sought a new endeavor that would enlighten his days and soul. At the request of his daughter, he wrote a book for her fourth class, which received much praise from the students and principal of the school. Sometime later in 2010, the book, entitled “Children Don’t Like To Read,” was published by Outskirts Press. From there, Mr. Kegerreis became motivated to continue utilizing his creativity to write more books. These include, “Tibby And His Friend’s Big Secret” from 2010, “Fleeing A Country Seeking A New Life” from 2011 and “Who Is Going To Believe They Saved Or Prolonged My Life” from 2014. He recalls writing the aforementioned book as the highlight of his career, which is about his experience fighting cancer, featuring poems written by his daughter. He is also the author of “Hunting Elock” from 2016, “Searching for Elock” from 2019 and “It’s a Miracle, Never Buy Gas Anymore” from 2020.
Reflecting on his eclectic career, Mr. Kegerreis attributes his success to the support of his family and to his health, which allows him to continue writing. He owes much credit to his wife, Sandra, whom he met while working at a department store during the summer in college. They ate lunch together and every day and only three months later, he proposed to her in the jewelry department. Together, they share three children, Robert, Carla and Robin, and five grandchildren, Ashely, Meaghan, Joshua, Logan and Gunner. In the coming years, Mr. Kegerreis intends to write another book on an experience he had while at an airport in his Army uniform during the Vietnam protest in Dallas, Texas. He currently maintains affiliation with Tate Publishing and the Enterprises Speech Association. Notably, Mr. Kegerreis donates money from his books to cancer research foundations and is a volunteer at his local city library.
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