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mt AWARDS Multiple winners were the rule rather than the exception at the individual awards ceremony honoring members of the Air Force Academy ' s Class of 1966. Ten graduates won two awards each. Multiple winners and their awards were: Charles M. Koliner, the Gen. Muir S. Fairchild Award for the outstanding cadet in academic achievement and the Lt. Gens. Millard F. and Hubert R Harmon Award for the outstanding cadet in the graduation order of merit; Charles E Redman, the Amelia Earhart Award as outstanding cadet in social sciences and the Mo). Gen. Robert Olds Award as outstanding cadet com- pleting a ma|or in International Affairs, David A Willett, the Dr. John von Neumann Award as out- standing cadet in Astronautics and the Lt. Oleg V. Suzdaleff Award for outstanding achievement in Russian, Edward R Jayne II, the Capt. Richard T. Carvolth III Award as outstanding cadet in Political Science and the Brig. Gen. Frederick W, Castle Award for outstanding cadet in National Defense Policy; and Donald H. Ross, the Prof. Samuel P. Langley Award as outstanding cadet in Aerodynamics and the Dr. Louis N. Ridenour Jr. Award for the cadet completing the best original work in the Natural Sciences and Engineering. Other multiple winners were: Francis C Gideon, the Copt. James C. Fey Award as outstanding cadet from the Protestant Religious Council and the Gen. Hoyt S, Vandenberg Award as outstanding squadron commonder, David L. Hoogerland, the Capt. James Hall and Lt. Charles Nordhoff Award for the out- standing cadet in English and the Lt. Gen. Barton K Yount Award as outstanding cadet in Humanities; Reese R. Nielsen, the Col. Carl F. Greene Award as outstanding cadet in Mechanics and the Wright Brothers Award for the outstanding cadet completing a ma|or in Engineering Sciences, Michael A. Hough- taling, the Dr, John O. LaGorce Award as outstanding cadet in Geography and the Ma|. Gen, Frank P. Lahm Award OS outstanding cadet completing a major in Military Art and Science, and Robert L. Rhome, the Mai Gen. John K. Hester Award as the cadet who best exemplifies the highest ideals of loyalty, integrity, and courage and the 1st Lt. Beverly S. Porrish Jr. Award for his service as chairman of the Cadet Honor Code Committee Single Awards went to: John H. Casper, the Gen. Henry H. Arnold Award for leadership as Cadet Wing commander, Stanley E. Boyd, the former Civil Air Patrol cadet who achieved the highest position in his class on the graduation order of merit, Edward P. Bailey Jr., the Floyd Bennett Award to the cadet show- ing the most improvement in total performance; Michael O. Wheeler, the Ma|. Gen. James E. Fechet Award as outstanding cadet in inter-collegiate speech competition; Bryan J. Stuart, the Capt. Edward E. Barrow Award as outstanding cadet in Chemistry; Joseph L. Foix, the Dr. Robert H Goddard Award as the outstanding cadet in Mathematics; Charles M Sorff, the Col. Homer Kellems Award as outstanding cadet in Theromodynamics, Jamie Gough II, the Lt. Gen. Frank M, Andrews Award as outstanding cadet in History; and Albee M Richardson, the Lt. Col Thomas Hitchcock Award for the outstanding cadet in Economics Additional winners were: Carlos A Estrada, the Capt. Earl N Findley Award for the editor of the Talon, Cadet Wing magazine; Robert K. Boone, the Lt Peter Trotogott Award, to the editor of the Polaris, cadet yearbook; John J Allen, the Ma| Theodore R, Loesch- ner Award as outstanding cadet completing a major in Civil Engineering; George E Cannon Jr , the Gen Walter C. Sweeney Jr Award as the cadet showing the most advancement in Military Training and Leader- ship; Robert B. Rottiers, the Col. Paul W Brosman Aword as outstanding cadet in Law, Thomas E Carr, the M.oj. Richard Bong Award for the outstanding cadet in Military History; Ronald M Urner, the Lt. Gen, Claire L, Chennault Award as outstanding cadet in Basic Sciences, Stephen J, Monagan, the Maj. Gen. Herbert A, Dargue Award as outstanding cadet in Electrical Engineering; and Llewellyn Zent II, the Lt John C. W. Milligan Award given to the chairman of the Cadet Professional Ethics Committee. Final winners were: Robert A. Walker, the Brig. Gen. William Mitchell Award as outstanding cadet in Military Training, Paul R. Viotti, the Sgt. Meyer S. Levin Award for outstanding achievement in Spanish; Jerrold P Allen, the Gen. George C Marshall Award as outstanding cadet in Military Excellence; William W. Hogan, the Lt. Gen. Ennis C. Whitehead Award as outstanding cadet completing a major in Engineer- ing Management, Ronald L. Boatright, the Ma|. Gen. George Squier Award as outstanding cadet in Physics, James R. Nichols, the Moj. Gen. Oscar West- over Award OS outstanding cadet group commander; Eugene M. DeMatte, the 1st Lt. George A. Frederick Award as outstanding cadet in the Life Sciences; Gerald R Denny II, the Sec. of the Air Force Harold E, Tolbott Award as outstanding cadet in Psychology and Leadership, John L. Ollila, the John Wise Award for outstanding achievement in German; James H. Parsons, the Ma|. Fred A. Brockway Award for the outstanding cadet with a major in Philosophy; James M. Simpson, the Aa . Rooul Lufbery Award for out- standing achievement in French, Donald L, Hausam, the Lt. Gen. George H. Brett Award for academic excellence m courses in Engineering Sciences capped by completion of an outstanding design project; and Thomas S. Brandon, the Capt. Dean G. Crowell Award as outstanding cadet in Physical Education. Terry Higgins, senior from Reseda, Calif., finest gymnast in USAF Academy history, took highest honors at the 11th annual awards banquet June 3, He won the AFAAA Award os " the athlete who contributed most to the intercollegiate program, " presented by Lt. Gen Thomas A. Moorman, Academy superintendent. An audience of 3,000 heard Duffy Dougherty, Michigan State head football coach. Col. E A. Rafaiko, athletics director, was master of ceremonies. Tom Brandon, senior from Honolulu, won the N. Jay Boots Award as the outstanding senior athlete. A 3-year letterman and team captain, his 23-8 ' 2 long jump IS an Academy record. He is the first cadet to score the maximum in the Academy physical fitness test, only one of 7,000, The Tate Brothers Award for leadership went to soccer player Jim Thames, star performer in the Rocky Mountain League The Decatur, Ala,, senior set records in scoring and assists, leading the Falcons to two NCAA play-offs. Ron Grobe, butterfly swim specialist, won the Denver Post Scholar-Athlete Award to the senior excelling in academics and athletics. A point leader three seasons, the New Yorker took second in the Western Intercollegiate Championships. His medley team set a school record. His cumulative grade-point average was 3,79. Paul Stein, Lansing, Mich,, was the only double winner. The senior quarterback set seven records last season He won the Falcon Quarterback Club of Denver Award as the " most valuable player in 1965 " and the Air Force Times Award as the " outstanding back. " Scott Jackson, Berwyn, 111., junior, was the Air Force Times " outstanding lineman " Ed Sullivan, 6-4 senior from Sacramento, Calif., won the Most Valuable Basketball Player Award, given by the Tactical Air Command. A 3-letter man, he averaged 1 3 points last season and ranks as a defensive ace in Academy history. Al McClure, Bangor, Me., senior won the baseball award sponsored by the Academy Parents Association of New Jersey. The team ' s ace, he struck out 17 Wyoming batters in one game for a school record. Doug Withers, Son Diego junior, won the Pacific Air Forces track award He was on the record setting mile- and sprint-relay teams His 47 3 is a school record in the 440 The USAF Southern Command fencing award went to John Swanson, Sharon Springs, Kons., first to win All-America honors as a sophomore Bernard L. Hahn, Wing Open Squash Tournament victor, won the Gen. Carl A Spaotz Award. mmamsmm
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