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wmm. i sifss?iS :a; w i i mu k HOWITZER ! R« 1956 fk iiliiii X LI r ■ n f ' ( sI V.- iWWW.illii|iiW " JSi i P RO L Was there ever yesterday. Or only today and tomorrow? Tomorrow ' s men; yet plebes that day. Scared, frightened, alone and blue. Fearful boys caught by a thousand gods; Daring not to believe that which we knew. Oft times will we reflect And in our minds Uve once more; Those days so long ago When we were men of the Corps. Farewell, Alma Mater, today. Our adieu is not bid in sorrow. We have climbed the hills of yesterday. We seek the challenge of tomorrow. by Beauchamp THE MISSION OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY The mission of the United States Military Acad- emy is to instruct and train the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate shall have the qualities and attributes essential to his progressive and continu- ing development throughout a lifetime career as an officer of the regular Army. Inherent in the mission of the United States Military Academy are the objectives: To instill disciphne. To instill a high sense of honor. To provide the knowledge and general educa- tion equivalent to that given by our leading univer- sities, and particularly to develop the powers of analysis so that the mind may reason to a logical conclusion. TO BRIGADIER GENERAL HARRIS JONES Who has devoted over twenty-five years of his military career to the service of the MiHtary Academy as Instructor, Professor, and Dean. Who has given unceasingly of his time to the betterment of the academic system which was begun by Colonel Sylvanus Thayer Explaining the System THIS BOOK IS SINCERELY General Jones at work President Eisenhower presenting a diploma 1 » ' J- Allll THE HONORABLE D [iliiilji PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THE HONORABLE WILBER M. BRUCKER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ' ' ' THE HONORABLE CHARLES E. WILSON SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE HONORABLE DONALD A. QUARLES SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE GENERAL MAXWELL D. TAYLOR 1 7 1 ■ f n L GENERAL NATHAN F. TWINING CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE AIR FORCE — :fcJMM» BI II 1 1 I 1 Iwi WsM i ADMINISTRATION iiiiiiiMiiiyyi ROGER R. REOHAIR i- : ' f «r- V Si " - K . THE PRIMARY MISSION of the Military Acad- emy is to instill discipline. Our first look at discipline came on i July, 1952., when we be- gan our careers as cadets. On Graduation Day we were still learning more about discipline. Individual instruction All together! LT. GENERAL BLACKSHEAR M. BRYAN SUPERINTENDENT i i rW BRIG. GEN. EDWIN J. MESSINGER Commandant BRIG. GEN. HARRIS JONES Dean SUPERINTENDENT S STAFF MGRStc Front Row: Col FM Hinshaw, Col CA Schrader, Col RD Johnston, Col JL Throckmorton, Lt General BM Bryan, Col JB Stapleton, Col RJ Herte, Col AJ Sutherland, Col TH Harvey, Col TE McManis. 2ncl Row: Monsignor JP Moore, Lt Col TH Kern, Col FW Herberth Jr, Col WJ Morton Jr, Col JM lUig, Col JE Weisler, Col EW Richardson, Col EN Wellems, Chaplain GM Bean, Lt Col DC Beck. 3rd Row: CWO WF Miller, Lt Col RB Winningham, Lt Col JW Benson, Lt Col CF Danforth, Lt Col ER McLean, Lt Col EW Corcoran, Lt Col HC Brown, Lt Col BB Welch, Major WD Carroll. 4th Row: Capt EA Vernon, Dr S Forman, Chaplain ( Major 1 CA Huffman. Major JD Wells, Capt EE Melo, Capt JB Love, 1st Lt JA Hannan, Mr. FP Todd, Mr JJ Stapleton, CWO NJ Tetrault. 18 tOMMlN . 1 ! i ' ' . ' n ' ■a- , V 4 . m If i ■ . IMttaaaaaBESrSL; Ui : 5E?V MP " . " S ' Fron? Row: Col GA Counts, Brig Gen H Jones. Lt Gen BM Bryan, Brig Gen EJ Messinger, Col TD Stamps. Second Row: Col GR Stephens, Col WW Bessell, Jr, Col LE Schick, Col CW West, Col BW Bartlett. Third Row: Col CJ Barrett, Col GA Lincoln, Col FM Hinshaw, Col ER Heiberg, Col JD Billingsley, Col JB Stapleton. ACADEMIC BOARD Front Row: Lt Col JF Frakes, Col WJ McCaffrey. Brig General EJ Messinger, Lt Col JL Lewis, Major WO Perry. Second Row: Major GE Wear, CWO CF Formica, Capt RD Haldane, Major LJ Flanagan. Third Row: CWO JJ Fox, 1st Lt TO Gregory. «itoUpiEA| COMMANDANT ' S 1 Li IA ltaan| STAFF 19 FIRST REGIMENTAL STAFF Lt Col TH Monroe, Col MS Davison, Lt Col TM Rienzi. iKOND m DEPARTMENT The mission of the Department of Tactics is to prepare West Point graduates for a career in the Army or Air Force. This mission is fulfilled through instilling discipline and a high sense of honor. Each section of the Department of Tactics has a separate portion of this basic mission. The Department of Physical Education prepares graduates to be able to meet the rigors of combat. Through the physical training that is given here, it is possible to maintain the proper attitude which enables graduates to re- PHYSiCAL EDUCATION Front Row: Mr RE Sorge, Dr LO Appleton, Capt RA Bresnahan, Mr JM Palone, Mr TE Maloney, Mr H J Kroeten, Mr JB Kress, Mr LA Alitz. Back Row: Mr GW Linck, Mr RE Bruce, Mr AC Werner, Lt Col FJ Kobes, Lt Col JR Michael, Mr WF Lewis, Major C.J Myslinski. dsliip traine aJe uatdy n ltd iritli I leBtktan lie also instn iii{iffitructio tain|C« taiyPsydKik 20 SECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF Capt RE Dingeman, Col JJ Ewell, Lt Col WL Starnes. tain their conditioning after receiving a commission. The Department of Military Psychology and Lead- ership trains cadets so that they will be able to adequately meet the many problems that are con- nected with leading men under fire and the prob- lems that arise during peacetime operations. Cadets are also instructed in the proper techniques of giv- ing instruction to others in the Military Instructor Training Course given by the Department of Mili- tary Psychology and Leadership. OF TACTICS MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP Front Row: Lt Col MO An- derson, Lt Col FC Caldwell. Lt Col W Killilae, Col RH Safford, Dr FCJ McGurk, Lt Col WM Zimmermann, Lt Col JF O ' Mallev. 2nd Row: Capt WE Price, Capt JW Arm- strong, Capt HJ Maihafer, Capt JS Howland, Major JR Flynn, Major K MacA Stew- art. 3rd Row: Capt JD John- ston, Capt JB Egger, MSgt JJ Podnienik. 21 1 Front Row: Major DL Knoll Jr. Major RE Wright, Lt Col PW Ramee, Col PD Calyer, Col WW Bessell Jr, Col CP Nicholas, Lt Col H Richardson Jr, Lt Col JL Fishback, Capt JB MacWherter. 2nd Row: Capt LB Genebach Jr, Capt CG Roebuck, Capt LH Cassler, Capt JG Christiansen, Capt RT O ' Brien, Capt DL Levy, Jr, Capt RG Weber, Capt FR Westfall. 3rd Row: Capt KM Hatch, Capt WC Ross, Major KE Eiler, Capt RT Curtis, Capt RB Griffith, Major IW Snyder, Jr, Capt CE Weyland, Capt CA Wurster. 4th Row: Major TJ McGuire Jr, Capt ME Hendricks, 1st Lt RL Johnson, Capt FW Crowe, Capt CR Supplee, Major DM Fowler, Capt HW Prosser, Jr. 5th Row: Capt JW Mastin. 6th Row: Capt RH Gushing, 1st Lt JB Lewis, Capt LP Bayard, 1st Lt RM Isaac, Major RA Plett. The mission of the Department of Mathematics is to develop the powers of analysis of each cadet so that the mind will be able to reason to a logical con- clusion. This development is attained through train- ing in the various courses of Mathematics beginning with algebra and geometry and ending with calculus and differential equations. The basic knowledge ac- quired from the Department of Mathematics was to find its way into the courses of the succeeding years. The cadet who had trouble with math soon found that it was to his advantage to attempt to master the subject since so much of the last two years work depended on that knowledge. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS i 22 DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH It fell to the English Department to instruct us in the proper methods of expressing ourselves in both the written word and the spoken word. We also learned much about the classics as written by Shakespeare, Keats, Byron, and many others. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the round-table type discussions that we had during our First Class Year. It was a new experience for some of us to be able to sit down and express our views on some of the vital problems that are confronting the world today and that will become the problems of the next several years. We became aware of the fact that most of these questions will be answered by our generation. Front Row: Major JB Roberts Jr. Major WC Burton, Major CC Ulsaker. Col GR Stephens, Col RK Alspach, Major AW Jones Jr. Lt Col BJ Gault. 2ncl Row: Capt LR Fortier, Capt AJ Price, Capt SR Martin. Capt RH Smith. Major OB Patton, Capt LE Surut. 3rd Row: Capt JC Faith. Capt M Sanger, Capt GL Miller, Capt WM Briggs, Major HT Wickert, Major SW Mulkey, Jr. Capt JL Wood. 4th Row: Capt PA Hutcheson, Capt DR Hughes, Capt BK Herbruck, Capt RJ Lamb, Jr, Capt CM Adams, Capt CL Anders. Front Row: Lt Col MS Mirski, Capt R Rodriquez, Lt Col JF Troll, Col WJ Renfroe, Col CJ Barrett, Lt Col GG Bartlett Jr, Major JEM Fortes, Major GJ Brein- del, Lt Col AN Thompson. 2nd Row: Capt EB Peters, Mr. C VioUet, Major H Reiner, Lt Col P Denisevich, Mr. J Martinez, Capt EF Crowley, Capt RT Lom- bard Jr, Capt WW Palmer. 3rd Row: Capt TS Skladzien, Mr. P Vils, Mr. F Tiller, Capt KM Home, Major RJ McCrorv, Lt CL Herman, Capt JP Burner. 4th Row: Capt LE " Bolduc Jr, Major S Willard, Capt BL Landis, Capt FW Mclnerney, Capt TE Benson. 5th Row: Mr. N Maltzoff, Major GR Moe, Capt JW McEnerv. Capt JO Paules. DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES Each cadet studies a Foreign Language for a period of two years. Cadets have the opportunity to select one of the following languages: French, Ger- man, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. It was sur- prising how much could be accomplished with only a little hard work and practice. Many of us could not even read the titles to our texts on our first attendance, but now we are all well-qualified in the language of our choice. After learning and practic- ing the fundamentals of the language in the class rooms, many cadets spent their summer leaves in Europe and put the many hours of practice to the practical test. ■ last two ye loiiesnhv tubes i itatWek me as a I Phis win ttwing DiPA PHYS 24 During Yearling year we were introduced to more of the fundamentals that we would need during our last two years as cadets. We learned the various laws of physics and had a chance to develop some of these laws starting with the same basic tools that the original discoverers used. In chemistry labora- tories we had a chance to play with the various test tubes and Bunsen burners that we had been reading about. We learned the basic concepts which would serve as a foundation for our course in Nuclear Physics which was to come during Cow year. Every- one will remember the many lectures with all of the many colored demonstrations. DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY Front Row: Major l)K (lalas, LCDK CF p ' adelev (USN), Capt EJ Yacker, Col GA Counts, Col EC Gillette Jr, Lt Col RB Arnold, Lt Col FE Voegeli. 2nd Row: Capt RC Barton, Capt EA Nelson, Capt JF Lusk, Capt P Grosz, Capt WH Norris, Capt LO Elsaesser. 3rd Row: Major JA Jansen, Major DC Clymer, Capt RT Clark, Capt JV Dunham, Capt HL Hoot. 4th Row: Capt RG Rumney, 1st Lt WF Loranger, Capt RH Olson, 1st Lt JT Walbert, Capt LL deCorrevont. 25 f ont Row: Maj RH Hammond, Maj JK O ' Brien, Lt Col WE Hensel, Col L Schick, Col CR Broshous, Maj PB Toon, Maj WP Gardiner. Second Row: Capt FC Davies, Capt WW Scott, Capt HF Lombard, Capt RP Singer, Capt WF Joffrion, Capt JL Schram, Maj JE Glab, Capt WE Bart- holdt, Capt WC Smith. Third Row: 1st Lt HC Otten, Capt WB Rogers, Capt CO Eshelman, Capt RW Wilson, Capt WR Miller, Capt RK McCutchen, Capt PC McMullen, Capt RT Adams, Capt HE Adams, Capt LE Walter. During Plebe year we were introduced to the broad field of drafting. We drew pictures of every- thing from the simplest block of wood to the com- plicated M-1 Garand Rifle. During Yearling year we became familiar with all of the various tools of the surveying engineer and even had an opportunity to put our drafting to good use by drawing a map of the Observatory Hill. The basic skills in reading and evaluating the maps used by the Army and Air Force will certainly be of value to us in the future. We may not know all there is to know about maps, but we will at least be able to tell if we are in the right country and headed in the right direction. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY TOPOGRAPHY AND GRAPHICS Widitk eventhinj ■ academics i see some It physics ami withiiieva! ilayaiiiia{( automobile found out learned moi practically DEPA Of V 26 With the beginning of Cow year we found that everything that we had been told about the hard academics was true. We were at last beginning to see some reason for learning all of the math and physics and chemistry. We were becoming familiar with the various machines that are common to this day and age. We worked with air compressors and automobile engines in the Fluids laboratory and found out what made them work. In solids we learned more fundamentals that would be put to practical work in our design problems of First Class year. DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICS Front Row: Capt EG Braun Jr, Major RE McAdoo, Lt Col RT Batson, Col ER Heiberg, Lt Col VH Ellis, Major RC Sellers, Capt FC Badger. 2nd Row: Capt TB Cormack, Major AK Keller, Major AE Weston, 1st Lt RE Uhrig, Capt CB Humphreys, Capt MD Coffin, Capt S White Jr. 3rd Row: 1st Lt EM Markham, III, Major VK Sanders, Capt EC Whitehead Jr, 1st Lt EC Peter, Capt FW Draper, Capt JC McWhorter, Capt AH Quanbeck. 27 DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICITY Another of the many courses of appHed engineer- ing fundamentals was the course in Electricity. We learned to tell the difference between a motor and a generator. Then we had an opportunity to find out how a radio works. Surprising enough it takes a lot more than just the simple turning of a knob. We spent many long hours in the laboratory trying to keep from causing shorts and burning out ammeters and wattmeters. We finished the course with more Nuclear Physics. We found out how the various atomic reactors work and how feasible they would be for doing various kinds of work. Front Row: Major JR Waterman, Capt SE Reinhart Jr, Col JW Green Jr, Col BW Bartlett, Lt Col EC Cutler, Capt JB Pankowski, Capt RM Lowry Jr. 2nd Row: Capt WC Burns, Capt AA Wheat, Capt DC Weaver Jr, Capt DB Dickinson, Capt DA Peterson, Capt HE Davis. 3rd Row: Capt CW Spann, Capt TR Clark, Capt FJ Knauss, Capt RI McFadden, Capt WB DeGraf. 4th Row: Capt DF Pack- ard, Capt WO Enderle, Capt LP Monahan Jr. WAKnowitot. Capt WC Bum Caratt III, Ci Km. C«pi Knipp. M « (jptft ' ' Siut ft)rm.Ci| l CaptEJRmiii McGiik. 28 inJr, kCapt 5lWC ' -101 DB ' • Hk- Front Row: Capt T Osato, Lt Col WG McDonald, Lt Col WA Knowlton, Lt Col AA Jordan, Col GA Lincoln, Lt Col CA Cannon Jr, Major RJ Barickman, Capt CC Carlisle Jr, Capt WC Burrows. 2nd Row: Major SB Berry Jr, Capt JM Garrett IH, Capt B Scowcroft, Capt RC Stender, Capt W Whitson, Capt RA Hansen, Capt JR Treadwell, Capt RE Knapp. 3rd Row: Capt E Denton III, Capt RJ Klemmer, Capt WY Smith, Capt JB Durst, Capt RH Nye, Capt PF Gorman, Capt CJ Simmons. 4th Row: Capt AC Greenleaf, Capt EJ Roxbury Jr, Capt RE Gillespie, Major JE Hoover, Capt RR Wyrough. Missing: Capt CM Simpson, Capt DL McGurk. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES During our studies of History and Geography we learned to appreciate the forces that act on man in the various forms of his environment. In the course of Government we learned how our Government operates and also how our form of government com- pares with those of the larger countries of Europe. During our studies of Economics and International Relations we learned how a country can prevent an inflation or depression and how our country formu- lates trade and foreign policy. AH of these things go together to make each of us ready to offer solu- tions to the problems that are confronting our gen- eration. DEPARTMENT OF LAW Although we are by no means lawyers, we each have been exposed to the various types of Law. The reason that Law is included in our course of study is so that we will be prepared to serve on court- martials and wiU be able to perform other duties of a legal or quasi-legal nature. We also learned many of the rights and privileges to which we are entitled under the Constitution. Front Row: Capt RC Erickson, Lt Col J Baker, Col CW West, Col WC Plott, Capt WM Nichols. Back Row: Capt DS O ' Neil, Capt EL Flaherty Jr. Capt WR Nelson, Capt PM Norris, Capt JT Jones, Capt JE Flick. During First Class year we cease to learn any more fundamentals of engineering. Now we had the opportunity to apply everything that we had learned in the preceding three years. This application came in the form of term problems. We designed our own trucks and cannons, most of which probably would not work if they were constructed to meet our de- signs. We kept abreast of the many new develop- ments in the field of weapons and learned to appre- ciate the steps in their design. DEPARTMENT OF ORDNANCE 30 Front Row: Capt JW Stuckey, Lt Col TW Davis III, Col JD Billingsley, Lt Col RW Samz, Capt TJ Agnor Jr. Back Row: Capt JG Albert, Capt HC Richardson Jr, Capt BT Hill Jr, Capt WO Hauck Jr, Capt RH Sforzini. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY ART AND ENGINEERING In the course in the History of Military Art we learned the rules of war and how they have been apphed in the past. In the course in Military Engineering we again applied the fundamentals that we had learned in previous years. This time the problem was to design a bridge and be sure that it would meet the necessary specifications. This De- partment presented us with the most interesting course during our four years with the course in Military Art. Capt CL Franklin, and Col JB Stapleton. Front Row: Lt Col JW Walker, Lt Col JP Brown, Col VJ Esposito, Col TD Stamps, Col SY Coker, Lt Col RM Rogers. 2nd Row: Capt RE McConnell, Capt JJ Rochefort Jr, Lt Col GG Cantlay Jr, Major AP Wade, Lt Col RC Marshall, Capt JJ Heyman. 3rcl Row: Major ER Decker, Lt Col AH Schneider, Major JA Betts, Major FB Waters, Lt Col ML Carey, Lt Col WJ Greenwalt. Spread over the course of four years we had many lectures sponsored by the Department of MHitary Hygiene. These lectures had to do with such things as what to do in case of a CBR attack and how to insure that our platoon or company will be physi- cally prepared to fight when they are needed. We also learned the organization of the various medical units that will support us in time of war. DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY HYGIENE 31 COMBAT ARMS DETACHMENT STAFF Front Row: Lt Col JH King, Lt Col GT Larkin, Lt Col MF Bavaro, Lt Col FW Oseth, Lt Col WW Hogrefe, Major RK Lamison. Back Row: Lt RL Clotworthy, Capt WF Price, Capt JA Day, Capt WC Parker, Capt NL Thompson, Major HO Moore Jr. USMA BAND STAFF Bandmaster: Lt Col FE Resta Jr. Staff: Capt BH Drewes, CWO RM Berglund, CWO FW Boots. UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY BAND BOOK n TO INSTILL f CLASS HISTORY WPMHim JAMES P. BOiiH DENNIS I. BUTUR DAV ID W. MOORg m m. m IN KEEPING WITH the motto of the Military Academy: DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY, we learned a high sense of HONOR. The Honor System became very close to each of us and was administered by and for the Corps. Chief mail carrier Safeguarding the Dining Hall w ' I i { : t C PIEBE YEAR tf ' ■ ' ' WW, E A S T l B A A C K S ORE EAST What a shock! To think that only a short while ago we were naive coUege men, high school boys, or citizen soldiers. Then that first day, were we ever glad that day ended. The wiser few said not to worry, we were just passing through a short indoc- trination period. But for the men that say the Corps has — for the next eleven months we weren ' t entirely convinced. The second day was no better. Nor were the ensuing weeks. We learned how to talk, walk, eat, and above all how to sleep. We had our share of early morning jaunts over the ski slopes; of warm, friendly showers; of salt mines; of push ups; and of jokes. We learned to laugh, long and hard, at next to nothing. In August the grey and white monsters finally unlocked the grey walls. In winter attire under a blazing sun, we hiked to the hotel. Only to return with bulges where bulges shouldn ' t. And hoarding became the vogue. Those were the days when classmates had beautiful sisters. And our only fuU meals came before the bayonet course. But we survived, and one morning bright and early we trekked across the Hudson for our big " fall-out. " Between the morning strolls and the afternoon in- spections we managed to sneak a few hours of sleep, an occasional swim, and above all a few pints of ice cream. We survived the rain — when our food was soupy and rivulets trickled around our toes. Finally we tramped, accordion style, by the light of white handkerchiefs back to reality. By now we had re- ceived our permanent company assignments. Every- one waited anxiously and somewhat apprehensively for the change. Rumors thrived, but no one really knew what to expect. We weren ' t long to find out. Fifteen trips from the 1st to the 54th Divisions, and we found out. 40 Camping out. B A R R A C It only hurts when I brace. Plebe hike. to ki out. mm. and - J • ' ' - - « ' ' 4,«f6»!, ' -;■■ , ■7 ' r. ' - ' " • 1r-:« - r L ' TV-- . llopl iLaboi Uicw Period. Spn ' M The goats. louldn ' t b HIGH EG 42 All optimistic hopes of life in the regular com- panies were soon shattered. Now there were three upperclassmen, where before there was only one. With Labor Day came our first opportunity to lament to our female friends. Then into the flounder- ing depths of a strange, new academic system. But football season brightened the days with an occa- sional victory — and accompanying fall-outs. When our arch enemy defeated us in Philadelphia, we grumbled until Christmas. Plebe Christmas, Gloom Period, Spring Leave passed in rapid succession. Our ranks thinned. Moments of doubt crept through our minds. But we stiffened and determined that we wouldn ' t be dominated. Yet, still, we wondered whether we were embarking on the right career. Cleaning house. Spring drill and parades, writs, and finally June Week. How slow time dragged. Even bent B-plates, rowing to Newburgh and jam sandwiches didn ' t quicken the pace. Our first display A slug? 43 Barthtubs. H This is a guard? How we had anticipated Plebe Christmas. Wist- fully we watched the upperclasses depart while we smoked in the halls wearing T-shirts and slippers. For the next thirteen days we gorged ourselves in the mess hall. The luckier and the wiser dragged every day while the lazier divided the time equally between movies, sleep, and other recreation. Hand- ball, squash, pool, TV, skating, and countless more were new found and short lived pleasures. On Christ- mas Day our parents and friends visited in the bar- racks and dined in Washington Hall. But we felt inwardly sad. Christmas seemed cold and strange without the warmth of home and a quiet Christmas dinner. After Christmas Day came the ice carnival. There our " rebel " classmates displayed their native talents for multipoint landings. The next big event was the New Year ' s Eve hop where we ushered in the New Year. While the Tacs watched from the balcony, we joyfully — and defiantly — kissed at mid- night. Suddenly an awareness that the end was near settled into a deep somber gloom, not to lift until Spring Leave. Mayhem on ice. Wtit tome ft 45 INAUGURATION Breakfast in Washington. The long march down the hill to the trains. Pull- mans for the first time. The long, slow trip to Wash- ington, and the Kilgore Rangerettes standing by the tracks. " Put on the issued long Johns, we ' re not wearing overcoats. " And there we were marching through Washington with that high school band behind us. We kept our own step, and did it well. Lots of chests high with no coaxing. Any step now . . . " Eyes, Left! " There ' s Ike. I wonder what he is thinking now. Perhaps about 1912 when he did this himself. Kyes right. ARMED FORCES DAY No classes today for a nice change. Wonder if FD pro? Dumbsmack, get in step and butt right. " Eyes, hats will get crushed in the blue bags. Some bus right! " Line was straight after all. Turn east, then convoy. Some march graph! Some deal, a rest stop. north, then halt. Big doings tonight. Did Joe get Oh, those crispy whites! Forward, march! Can back on time? And back, hardly hear the drum. There it is. Hot feet. Is she Caught with our trou down. 47 .te -■k- ,4 1 LSiJ t y . -J The mural in Washington Hall 1 I ' It 1 rf • " I 48 MESS HALL Mess hall — what an appropriate name. We hated this place most of all, unless you happened to be on a Corps Squad. And how we strained to stay on that list. The delightful Sunday suppers when grouchy firsties inevitably asked the " Days. " The foodless meals when we didn ' t know them. The half pleasant days when we played well in intramiu als or someone had a birthday. An occasional prune marathon for one week of liberty. Then Capt. Parks entered the scene. The quality of food increased ten fold. Shrimp, fried soft crabs, tons of whipped cream, ail livened up the diet. But we were still plebes and we still ate like plebes on the bottom of the totem pole — while we gained and gained weight. What ' s this? I 1 ' 4 I Spring leave — the miniature Christmas leave. Eut why does it come while everyone else is in school? Since most of our female friends couldn ' t visit us, we turned to other fields. Pure, uninterrupted sack occupied much of the time. For the more ambitious, a research paper, due in a few weeks. But the vast majority just loafed the time away, writing letters, reading, or occasionally visiting the gym. All too soon the short weekend was over, but one thought remained — it was the last long haul until the end. Research paper. SPRING LEAVE Fort Putt. In the afternoon too. 49 JUNE WEEK 1 ' IW To Newburgh, Sir? For two weeks we have been struggling with writs. Some of us didn ' t make the grade and our ranks are growing thinner. For those that remain, the ringing cry is, " Plebe year isn ' t over yet, dumbsmack! " But we think it is. Five minutes to eat, four minutes to eat, push-ups under the table, the Indianapolis races, fire call, canary birds, butter and glasses fly- ing, all were like water off a duck. Nothing could faze us now. Scorching hot parades that lasted forever. The Monday box lunch eaten in royal fashion. The upperclass shoes hidden at reveille and breakfast. The last shower formation at 0130 in a steaming hot room. The car cluttered area. Packing boxes in the halls. " On calls " an hour before Gradu- ation Parade, smashed B-plates. During the parade there is an unaccustomed silence. As we march off the Plain all H... breaks loose until we form for the Recognition ceremony. We feel elated, kind of faint, and we lose contact with reality. We are so infinitely happy that plebe year is complete— and we are now yearlings. Take a BIG bite 50 So does Jigger. Graduation Parade. 51 The way out. Skoal. Finally we were to be granted freedom. We were eager to get home, to observe at close hand the ab- normalities of our former lives. There were friends to call on, countless people to see, parties to attend — a hundred problems which rapidly grew wonder- fully out of proportion while we waited for our Mo- hawk chariots to be arranged. A volunteer minute caller, a bugle, a bell, and a roaring cheer were the cadence of our record breaking embarkation. An occasional pinch was assurance enough that we had forgotten nothing in our hasty withdrawal. The Plain could never present a more picturesque scene than it did that day when we glimpsed it through a rear view mirror. LEAVE 1 COLONEL SYLVANUS THAYER BATTLE MONUMENT m YEARLING YEAR 9 .. . CAMP Watch out Ft. Montgomery. B U C K N E R With the rigors of Plebe Year cushioned by a full month of leave, we settled down to the task of trans- porting ourselves to a new home. Buckner was a sportsman ' s paradise, where we worked equally as hard as we played. The summer ' s training was de- signed to give us background, a basic understanding of the various service arms, and to further instill in us a sense of leadership. The big picture must have been the mission, for we heard the phrase so often. While demonstration of the Rocket Launcher tem- pered our enthusiasm for certain types of shock action, it was just this kind of training which gave Buckner Stakes. Free afternoons. us a necessary appreciation of the combined arms. We studied bridges, then donned bathing suits to build our own. We hstened to lectures on mine war- fare and suffered a few casualties in our practical work to the delight of our instructors. Then we took to the hills where we advanced, broke our entrench- ing tools trying to dig foxholes out of Catskill rocks, attacked and defended. Back in camp, our days were filled; when there was a blank on a training schedule, we drilled to fill it. We were not to allow our steps to become uncoordinated. Practical exercise. Not so loud. iJ. ' - ' v , 59 Color line. Draggoids. It took time to gain confidence and precision with the sabre, but we managed to employ the weapon in our first P-rade in whites. It was quite apparent be- fore long that many of us were on the way to over relaxing, from the way our clothes were fitting. Nevertheless, the mess hall continued to be patron- ized. AH the toil of weapons training, all the sweat of field problems was diabolically put together in a course to test our physical limits as well as our tT . V ' Here too? MORE BUCKNER knowledge. Most popular, and the activity of which we have the fondest memories, was dragging. To many of us, the weekends were precious hours with an O.A.O.; to others, an opportunity to be blinded by new Femmes; but to all it was relaxation from start to finish. We will all long remember the same pleasures: D.P. and the meal tickets; QM ice cream; late for the date at Rogers House; walks and picnics around the lake; placing the C-3 guidon on the raft; painting the flag pole, as well as the cannon; the Camp Illumination Show; and those last minute farewells at the bus door. Dingy ' s first. Stand by inspection. 61 I still don ' t see it. September found us in a new role. We felt im- portant with a new weight added to our sleeves: then too, there was more brass to care for. We quickly learned the art of study and enlarged our areas of extra-curricular interests — most important was sack. One shortcoming of our Red Boy tech- nique was that we could not always control the time of oiu- siestas — a deficiency which often led to cor- rective exercise. Then came our introduction to lab- oratory work. Aside from occasional acid burns in our frantic efforts to complete requirements, we carried from the lab a freshly aroused inventive genius. The WGR season was soon upon us; but with a Psychology course under our belts, who was to stop our out-Psyching the P ' s? Tough year. ACADEMICS fU And even the goats. 63 PRIVILEGES Not all our time was spent in academic pursuits of new ways to relax, however, for there were privi- leges to take advantage of. There were hops to at- tend, although many of us attended only for cookies, thirst-quenching punch, and just to watch. No longer were we confined to the area, so we used Diagonal Walk whenever possible. The relaxed at- mosphere of the Weapons Room, combined with authority to sit downstairs in the theater, made life a little more bearable. Then too, it was always en- joyable to visit Flirty. Time: 0754. (S4 •5 Exodus. Home at last. .J.. CHRISTMAS LEAVE Eagerly we attacked our WGR ' s, each new writ bringing us one hour closer to Christmas Leave. All agencies seemed to have a hand in elevating our spirits for the occasion; red and green lights decorated the areas and the Chapel Chimers sere- naded us with carols at supper. Christmas cards decorated our bookshelves, and trees of various types decorated our orderly rooms. Confident that the Plebes would take care of things, we re- More of the same The big citv. LEAVE Z a. Although we had resigned ourselves to the perils of gloom period, we were not overcome by tradition. Many dragged in spite of the cold; there were Sun- day night Special Programs. We busied ourselves with extra-curricular activities and suddenly found the gloom dispatched along with our overcoats. The hills around us slowly turned green once more, and we casually submitted our leave appUcations to the T.D. We were to take this one in oiu " stride. Those of us who could not get home, made plans for parties in New York. We returned with the knowledge that oiu- Yearling year was nearly over. It was then a matter of passing time, by drilling, by admiring all the new cars which the firsties owned, and — of course — dreaming. I f f On the way, wait. TBE LONG GREY LING • The rumors that a picture was going to be made here at West Point were dispelled when Columbia arrived with a mountain of equipment. Besides being the first time many of us had actually ob- served the mechanics of film-shooting, our interest was fiu-ther kindled when we learned how extensive our roles were to be. This was a chance for some of us to become Hollywood stars. Our parts were usu- ally short; but then, we were just beginning. After weeks of practice in the art of old-fashioned drill maneuvers, we were expert enough to perform before the cameras. True, the first time around was not always enough; but then, we were only beginning. Between classes there always was a large gathering of cadets who were eager to instruct Tyrone and Maureen in the unusual nature of cadet life. A few situations disturbed us, however. Who has heard of an afternoon reveille formation with the sun in the West?— or a Wednesday afternoon chapel service? These incongruities affected our lives and served to intensify our desire to view the integrated product. It was with curiosity and emotion and tired feet that we attended the showing in New York. X X I 67 IMI •••-i-iiVriS i iv3f:Uii ui •»• » •» I iLkA-M ' ' W 4 CORPS ON PARADE " W fiW ' rc ' ' ' • ssafet i •— w iii y H i v 4 1 V ADMINISTRATION BUILDING c cow YEAR Down the Hatch. Sardines! 74 All this space? After the Class of 1954 graduated, we were intro- duced to the U. S. Navy. Having packed our every worldly possession into two bags, we trudged off to the South dock. There we were informed that there was more to boarding a ship than meets the eye. One must first negotiate a swaying rope ladder, salute the flag on the ship ' s stern, then salute the Officer of the Deck, and beg permission to board. All of this must be accomphshed while juggling two bags on a ladder, and hanging precariously over the water. Our quarters in the hold possessed that degree of intimacy which can be attained only when nearly 500 men Uve in a broom closet. Several of us now had the opportunity to meet the rest of our class- mates. The Rockbridge took us to Norfolk, where we were spht up into two groups. One group went aboard the USS Wisconsin, and the other moved onto the USS Worcester. After fortifying ourselves with a weekend leave, we shoved off as part of a fourteen ship task force. The Navy impressed us with the sight of a naval force maneuvering on the seas. Life aboard the big ships, even for this short period of time, gave us a certain insight into how the Navy operates. After returning to shore, our hearts were warmed by seeing the Middies flounder to the beaches in the TRAMID exercise. The Navy also introduced us to the H-19 helicopter, a gadget that we would see in increasing numbers for the re- mainder of the summer. Pleasure cruise — — The cheap seats, Another miss. 75 AIR FORCE BASE After leaving the Navy, we joined the Air Force at Maxwell. It wasn ' t long before we were subjected to the gospel according to LeMay, and, it must be confessed, some of the brethren succumbed. We saw several static displays of current aircraft, and once again, we ran into the H-19 helicopter. At the Max- well ADC center, we saw how the intricate business of defense from enemy air is conducted, and we realized that it is an everyday proposition. As a diversion, we stumbled through the " escape course, " established to test the ingenuity of airmen in a tactical situation. We also took part in an air to air refuehng operation; as passengers aboard the KC-97 tanker, we watched the jet bombers and fighters edge up to receive additional fuel. Our stay at Maxwell ended with a ride in the T-28 propeller driven trainer. For the Air Force files, this was an ecstatic moment. In the corps of ground pounders, the opportunity was viewed with less enthusiasm. " Burp-bags " were issued in an offhand manner, and were received just as casually by the troops. Some of the hardier souls tried a few loops, and came home with green complexions and filled bags. EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE Eglin will long be remembered for its food and hospitality. We lived in comfortable cabins on the Gulf, and had our eggs made to order. If I remember correctly, we also had some training. There was another static display, in which the H-19 helicopter was prominently featured. By this time, we were beginning to feel that the H-19 represented the backbone of every service. Once again, we were given the chance to fly, this time in the T-33 jet. Our instructors were very capable pilots, but they had a pecuhar propensity for stunt flying. Most of us would have been satisfied with a nice gentle glide, but we could not admit that we were cowards. So we casually expressed a desire to see a few loops and roUs, and immediately regretted it. Our stay with the Air Force came to a close with the big fire- power demonstration. This was quite an affair, the Air Force showed us everything they had in the way of destruction, from machine gun buUets to a simulated A-bomb. The timing of each performance was flawless. Maxwell and Eglin did their very best to instruct us and make us feel at home. They suc- ceeded in both. Where are we going? Oh yeah. Preflight check. 78 i._ y ' ' A Tactical walk. We ended up the summer in Fort Banning, one solid month of sand, ants and bleachers. The train- ing began with a demonstration of our old friend, the H-19 helicopter. After a night patrol and a field exercise or two, we climbed into the bleachers, never to climb out until the end of the month. Perhaps the most impressive sight we witnessed was the Mad Minute. After seeing this, we were convinced that the Infantry Company could certainly put out the firepower. The highlight of the social season was the Post Commander ' s Reception. This was one of those voluntary affairs which all men were expected to attend. The troops were turned out in all white, departure books checked, noses counted, and a good time was had by all. By general agreement, the best training we re- ceived was at the hands of the Airborne Detach- ment. We relived Beast Barracks for one day, but we ate it up. We were hustled through the mock doors in the morning, and in the afternoon, we jumped from the thirty-four foot towers. All this was accompUshed with some hazing thrown in for good measure. Quite a few of us volunteered to jump again on a free afternoon, a sure indication that the training was well received. Someone thought that it would be appropriate if we held a parade at Benning, so the wheels began to turn. The YearUngs at Buckner sent us their belts and brass, and one Satiu-day morning, we marched off in all white under arms. We did surprisingly well and everybody was happy. iXC A Cow is a cadet who is only seen at required formations, and in the hallways after taps. At other times, he may be found in his room, cringing behind a prodigious pile of books stacked on his desk. For recreation, he goes to the library to dash off mono- graphs. We have survived Cow year, although we were subjected to a veritable academic blizzard from September until May. There was also a good deal of fog, especially in the environs of the Elec- tricity Department. Some of us consider it astound- ing that we are stiU capable of turning the radio on and off in spite of the course. Solids and Fluids are better forgotten, while Geography left us with this gem. " Cannibalism— If a man is eaten before he procreates, his chances of becoming an ancestor are effectively reduced. " It goes through there. 82 EXCHANGE TRIPS The second semester ushered in the Exchange Trips. Each of us had the opportunity to spend a few peaceful days in the heart of the enemy camp. We discovered that the Middies are pretty much Hke ourselves. They try to engender the " one big happy family " attitude down there, so everyone lives in the same building. As might be imagined, it takes a visitor a long time to find his sack. The Plebe System is a rather casual affair, in which the plebes treat the upperclasses in a rather shabby fashion. The trip was interesting and relaxing. Middle invasion. How the other half lives. r W % - i CAPTAINS OF SPRING SPORTS John Higgins, Lacrosse Captain 86 Dennis Butler, Baseball Captain Al Thelin, Track Captain ». Morgan Mayson, Tennis Captain 3? I Jim Stroope. Golf Captain LACROSSE 1st Row: Glyphis, Auger, Cathey, Torrence, MacDonald, Giddings, Miller, Dunaway, Pickitt. 2nd Row: Coach Touchstone, Anilong, Smith, Snodgrass, Harbold, Higgins, Lash, Caron, Roller, Capt. Flynn. 3rd Row: Wiegand, Mullens, Sullivan, Winkel, Malinowski, Sharkey, Bowes, Yates, Dayharsh, Sheridan. 4th Row: Turnbull, Smith, Schrage, Boudreau, Bishop, Robinson, Valence, Johnson, Shattuck. Season Record Army Opponents Mt. Washington 5 12 Rutgers 7 11 Hofstra 8 7 Yale 1 4 R. P. I. 8 9 Princeton 7 4 Maryland 6 12 Duke 18 3 Syracuse 16 8 Navy 2 6 Led by that distinguished Formosan, Skip Mac- donald, the ' 55 lacrosse team overcame the losses of graduation and emerged into a fast, hard-hitting, and capable unit. A seasoned midfield of John Gid- dings, Tom Auger, and " Mac " bolstered a relatively young attack. A strong defense led by Roy Dun- away and John Pickitt kept the opponent attack off balance and under constant pressure. Jim Torrence lived up to every expectation with his tremendous display of versatility in the goal. Giddings and Dun- away were on the Ail-American team. The North- South game saw Lieutenants Auger and Pickitt rep- 87 All eyes on the ball resenting the Army. After a slow start, Coach Morris Touchstone succeeded in molding a second attack and a midfield that gave the needed depth to the starting six. Spirit and drive provided rugged competition each Saturday. The great speed of our boys enabled them to gain the decision over vastly superior teams. Highlight of the season was the June Week victory over professional Maryland La- crosse Club. Next season will see the Army team return with a veteran attack of Perry Smith, Butch Harbold, John Snodgrass, Ed Valence, and Jerry Amlong. Captain Johnny Higgins leads a fast mid- field of footballer Pete Lash and Moon Mullens. Defense will be very strong with cows Ben Glyphis and Bill Yates as the nucleus. Prospects are very MacDonald in action Higgins takes possession bright amongst the yearlings up from the plebe team. They should provide the needed depth at midfield and defense. Many strong candidates will provide keen competition for the goal vacated by Jim Torrence. Coach Touchstone will have a fast, aggressive, and victory-minded squad. Constant teamwork and vibrant spirit should give the margin of victory over Hopkins, Maryland, Yale and Navy, in addition to the rest of the opposition. The first team should be the strongest in the East and with proper support will go all the way. The big game this year, as always, will be Navy. Army has not tasted victory since 1952. That year, the Rabble literally took the coveted national championship away from our Crabtown neighbors. That day saw us on top 15-4. We have waited too long. Coach Touchstone ' s boys will be ready. Alio! her succi-ssful attack Anilonf; testing; their goalie Defense by Dunaway — hard to beat 89 BASEBALL 1st Row: Pelosi, Martina, Conrad. 2nd Row: Shepherd, Marella, Ordway, Cardillo, Regnier, Graham, Rumsey. 3rd Row: Capt. Crowley, Moore, Coach Palone, Butler, Williams, Cody, Chesnauskas, Vann, Moses, Adcock, Capt. McConnell. 4th Row: Vallentiny, Mead, McEvoy, Vitty, Munson, Diez. For the baseball team the 1955 season was one featuring a pleasing comeback during the final month of the season. Though they failed to hit their stride early, the team finished strong, losing only one of their last 7 games. Rod Vitty ' s no-hit game over Swarthmore; Ski Ordway ' s homerun that beat Dartmouth; Shepherd ' s pitching, the hitting and the doubleplays that beat Navy are all events mark- ing the season as something special. Led by the hit- ting of Captain Richie Cardillo, Ordway, Lennie Marrella, Bill Cody, and Dennis Butler; the pitch- ing of Bill Shepherd, Vitty, Dick Regnier, Ed Val- Season Record Army Opponents Maine 4 14 Swarthmore 3 N. Y. Giants 1 14 Villanova 8 4 Columbia 9 13 Harvard 2 6 Cornell 5 1 Brown 6 10 Penn 4 2 Syracuse 4 3 Princeton 8 Yale 1 9 Colgate 8 8 Williams 1 8 Dartmouth 5 4 Amherst 10 2 C. C. N. Y. 9 4 St. John ' s 5 6 Lafayette 5 5 Navy 5 1 Fordham 10 90 lentiny, and Gene Fisher; and the infield play of Mike Conrad, Cody and Fisher the team jelled into a unit in May. They kicked a few games away, but the victory over Navy righted all wrongs and made the season much more of a success than the record indicates. With a lot of hustle and luck the 1956 sea- son holds good promise for a better record. The play of Cody, Conrad, Cygler, Fisher and Butler, backed up by McEvoy, Kirtley, Durkin and De- Jardin should produce a strong infield. Chesnauskas, Marrella, Martina, Mead and Conner will handle the outfield. Pitching will be short with only Shep- herd, Vallentiny and Fisher returning. i»ijpwmKa ' «?F ■■■■ r-»«y», •TsS r! Ordway gets revenge on Navy. That inning ending doubleplay. The Army track team culminated a fine season by bringing home the bacon against Navy. Led by Captain Lew Olive, the team was well balanced in all events. Bob Kyasky led the record breaking with a Heptagonal Championship in the broad jump, a new Academy record in the 220 ( the fastest time in the United States for the 1955 season) and an Academy record shared with Davis in the 100. Mike Keating contributed a Heptagonal Championship in the pole vault and Bob Wray in the 2 mile. Season Record Armv Opponents Boston U. 68 [54 N. Y. U. 51 Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Ohio State Manhattan 96 4lM 39 44 47% 162} 101 Navy 653i 65 M 1st Row: Davis, McRee, Saint, Hall, Mendell, Bossert, Patton, Barlow, Thelin, Christenson, Hocker, Brown. 2nd Row: Capt. Griffin, Coach Crowell, Johnson, Edgar, King, Batchman, Keeler, Winter, Palmer, Murtland, Gauntt, Holmquist, Coach Cartmell. 3rd Row: Strickland, Teale, Jagrowski, Barisanol, Enring, Richardson, Scott, Alexander, Studdard, Kyasky, CLrceo. 4th Row: Keating, Cremer, Christensen, Dougherty, Dent, Thomer, Nicoll, Quatennens, Pore, Kennedy, Erickson. Mill ht, LIS J TRACK 92 It ' s Kyasky going away. Backed up by Carl Bossert in the hurdles, Bud Hall in the high jump, Dave Patton in the shot, and with Jagrowski and Johnson in the 440 and 880 the team had to win. Despite the loss of many lettermen next year ' s team should be even better. Captain AlThelin, assisted by Alexander, Esposito, Fitzgerald, Edgar, Jagrowski, Johnson, Keating and Kyasky, will lead the team to a successful season. With the expert assistance of Coach Crowell the team is going to add another win over Navy in ' 56. Praying for a win The winning pass. Alexander comes out fast. 93 GOLF renii McCormick (mgr.), Howard, Stone Stroop Season Recor d Army Opponents Swarthmore 5 2 Colgate 2 5 Yale 1 6 N. Y. U. 6 1 Manhattan 7 Princeton 4 3 Navy 4 3 Stroope picking his iron. The 1955 Army Squad composed of Dick Auer (Capt.), Jim Stroope, Jim Howard, Joe Franklin, Chico Stone, Tom Turner, Fred Pirkey, AI Ren- shaw, and Ted Voorhees; had one of the best records of any Army golf team. Jim Stroope was the only member back from the 1954 squad; the balance were B Squad golfers less Stone from C Squad. The victory over Princeton was the first for any Army golf team, and it spoiled their undefeated season. Navy was the fifth victim, and Navy ' s first man, Mattox, suffered his only defeat of the year at the hands of Stroope. Turner, Auer, and Pirkey were other winners against Navy. 94 The 1955 Tennis team, which won 5 and lost 9 matches, graduated three lettermen. With the handicap of a late start, the 1956 team will field 5 returning lettermen; First Classmen Captain Mor- gan Mayson, and Bill Crum; Cows Tony Ellison, Junior Gaspard, and Bill Bailey. Good prospects from the Yearling Class will be George Huff, Don Williams, Chuck Oxreider, Dave Powers, and Randy Rodenberg. Ellison shows form Season Record Army Opponents Swarthmore 9 Princeton 1 8 N. Y. U. 7H IH Harvard 3 6 Columbia 7 2 Fordham 9 Williams 3 6 Penn 6 3 Yale 9 CorneU 3 6 Manhattan 9 Dartmouth 2 7 Colgate 1 8 Navy 3 6 TENNIS 1st Row: Sidler, Gaspard, Mayson, Crum, Bailey. 2nd Row: Coach Nordlie, Smyser, Grubbs, Nordlie, Rhodes, Ellison, Prater. 1 There 96 !♦ U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY ' «■ FIRST CLASS YEAR WRIGHT PATTERSON Front row seats. (Jlear the runway. 102 ,T v ' k RiR.I,. thalweg pa Waiting line. Once again the class was off on another training jaunt. With light hearts and heavy bags, we dis- mounted at the Wright Air Development Center. This year we didn ' t see the wonders of the " wild blue yonder, " but instead we were mightly im- pressed by the Air Force of the future, still a plan- ning board armada, but wonderful to behold. With the training day over there were the nights; Dayton was fabulous-free meals, movies, and drinks . . . and those girls. A Friday night hop was the begin- ning of a pleasant weekend. Those who had not acquainted themselves with the female citizenry previously, were afforded an excellent opportunity at the Officers Club that evening. Saturday found us in the stands watching precision flying at its best. In addition we were amazed to find there was at " Wright Pat, " everything from a " Flying Jenny " to a B-52. This concluded the academic instruction, but there were still " lessons " to be learned as a fleet of shuttle buses and staff cars shuttled and staffed the battle weary cadets to town for a little R R. It was with heavy hearts and heavy bags that we departed Sunday for points south. Ipana Smiles. Which one is mine? 103 FORT KNOX Here we were, in the midst of the biggest parking lot in the world, Fort Knox, Kentucky, the home of the Armored School and the gold brick. What Knox lacked in air conditioned lecture rooms, though, it made up for in good food. The training was a com- bination of academic endeavors and practical work. Some of us found we were as handy with the 90mm tank gun as we were beuind the controls of an M-48. In our enthusiasm to drive the tanks, however, many pair of white tennis shoes were expended. Louisville was far away so our off-duty time was well spent cleaning our tennis shoes, and going to the post theaters. We left Fort Knox with a feeling of confidence, for we knew that the Combined Arms Team had a vital component personified by Armor — mobiUty, firepower, and shock action. Where am I? I ' m lost. ili %■ ■.■■■- ' .. i- Mi i Mri ' ' Platoon in the attack. 105 Bad flying weather and a chicken dinner con- tributed to a run on the current supply of air sick pills, but aside from this, the class arrived at The Artillery School in relatively good spirits. Fort SUl demonstrated to us that our Combined Arms Team possessed fire power in an enormous quantity, de- livered with an accuracy which was uncanny. Fort Sill brought forth several revelations to us. The first of these was that barbecued buffalo meat was delicious. We discovered too, that Indians existed and that they possessed a marvelous ability to en- tertain. Less important perhaps, but equally re- vealing was that ' 56 had gained a brother . . . Joe Sam by name. But Joe was an elusive old codger — AWOL five times in one night ... a record never to be equalled. With Joe Sam finally apprehended and safely back in ranks, we left the Old West. Huttalo (east. 106 McctiiiR the brass. H ' ' : » ' -. 1 The line up. Pleasant evening. FORT SILL 107 FORT BELVOIR 1 Adventures in dragging. The Sergeant and log. Stepping out. Those in the know beheve that the best way to start four days of training is with a tour of Wash- ington followed by a weekend. And so it was at Fort Belvoir. Sunday night found us back at Belvoir, however, prepared for two days of intensive En- gineer training, coupled with a special night school course on the social graces. Monday we learned that given a log and sergeant, a " tinker trestle " can be constructed in five minutes. To strike a more serious note, however, the engineers too, demonstrated the vital position they play on the Combined Arms Team. Without that sergeant and that log, our team would lose its mobUity and firepower. Upon departing from Fort Belvoir, we discovered that we were northward bound by bus. 108 t i» iSl dmsi iiiuei FORT MONMOUTH Ashbury Park, Monmouth Race Track, and transistors were the local attractions up Fort Mon- mouth way. The Signal Corps was out to claim its share. They demonstrated how to make electrons and splice wire. An all morning demonstration of TO E equipment was the highlight of our training day. There were few of us that morning who had previously reahzed the scope and complexity of Sig- nal Corps operations. These boys were the eyes and ears of the Combined Arms Team; as necessary as the Engineers or the Artillery. " Progress " was the byword of the day. But radios and wires weren ' t the only items which held the interest of the cadets — ten short minutes by bus and the wonders of Ash- bury Park and the Monmouth Race Track were unfolded before our innocent and sheltered eyes. Weather report. The daily double. Signal Corps display. m .. s m kJ; !, ttiM. SS fe -fc ' .1 ai 1: 109 ' ;(N.., The finer points. BUCKNER DETAIL When we got to the Popolopen " Country Club " for the second time we were shocked to say the least. Many changes, PE before breakfast to wake one up pleasantly, two jobs— chain of command and committee work— and black scarves for the firsties, rifles and pots for the yearhngs. Second Detail even had hurricanes. One of them nearly washed away the " wheel house, " made Chapel Point an island, and stopped the field problem, believe it or not. We were a " taut but happy ship, " our job being the " happy " part. We worked hard and played a little too. On the ranges all week and the beach— com- plete with CP and flag— all weekend. For a little extra, we sent off a group to help usher in our new sister academy in Colorado. The change of detail P-rade made some people happy and some not so happy, but we all survived and in doing so learned a great deal. 110 DETAIL The hours were long and hard, and we felt like Plebes again as we drilled and trained, in prepara- tion for our coming task. With words of encourage- ment and advice from our instructors we journeyed to Ft. Dix where each of us assumed the duties of a junior officer. Quickly we acclimated ourselves to our new environment, and except for our dress and a few minor restrictions, the observer found it diffi- cult to distinguish us from the regulars. Of neces- sity, our tour was to be short, but even in that brief time we could delight at how rapidly our recruits were catching on. These few weeks were not all work, however; for there were dances at the Officer ' s Club, relatively free weekends, and frequently there was time in the evening to relax in the Post The- ater. It was the uniqueness of this service which gave us all a better understanding of our post grad- uation problems. Firsties paradise. t I d The big picture. Spoony plebes. Properly showered- With the Combined Arms Trip beiiind us, we were looking forward to our summer assignments. The bulk of the class was assigned to Beast Bar- racks. There was one week of intensive preparation prior to meeting the first plebe. Somehow we man- aged to memorize the eighty-eight movements of " squads right about, " and when that first plebe walked hesitantly toward the stoops, neither he nor the detail knew what to expect. Seven changes of collars and cuffs later, the first taps was sounded and thus was begun two months of exhaustive work. Our only reward was seeing the squads stepping off 6th Co in review. 112 Good deal no. BEAST BARRACKS DETAIL together on count six, after forty hours of " chalk talks " in the area. Shower formations were abun- dant, as was the crop of bhsters these boys could grow in a day. Cotton and methiolate became stra- tegic within a week. But time was waning for the first detail and it was not long before Central Area was bursting with the second detail. Their happy smiling faces reflected nothing but keen interest and extreme joy, for they knew that soon they too would learn " squads right about " in eighty-eight counts. The Plebe Hike was probably the biggest single event during the month of August. Both the plebes and the detail were subjected to the rigors of the field, and the PX truck. It was all over, but it was worth it. 1 1 «» t .-. 30 seconds. ■UH fl ____ IWi , !%•» ' - Eating out. SI in the field. This was it. This was the day we had been looking forward to for more than three years. The itinerary called for our receipt of the rings on Saturday after- noon at Cullum Hall, followed by the Ring Ban- quet at Washington Hall and back to Cullum for the Hop. General Bryan remarked that the ring was made of more than gold, it was fabricated from such intangibles as duty, integrity, and honesty, but above all it stood for the courage of conviction to do a job and do it well. In our minds we silently agreed with the Superintendent, but mentally added that it also was the symbol of four years of hard work. The Banquet was a complete success. The Hop was the best to date. Four hundred and eighty new members had joyfully joined the ranks of the " Ring Knockers " association. RING WEEKEND It ' s so heavy I can ' t dance. THE HOP RING COMMITTEE Sitting: Shaud JA, Beauchamp lA, Frederick WR. Standing: Day FL, Adams RE, Cross EE, Meader SH, Weinstein LH, Thelin AL. Parker JR, Linder WH, Suddath LH, DiGennaro WL, Young RA, Linkenhoger G, Thompson RP, Cremer RD, Woods G.J, Hewitt RA, Bagnal CW, Kamm JM. 115 r 117 Pat Uebel, Football Captain. CAPTAINS OF FALL SPORTS 118 John Oakes, Soccer Captain. Ralph Stephenson, Cross Country Captain. FOOTBALL 1st Row: Johnson, Shannon, Lash, Satterfield, Holleder, Uebel, Chesnauskas, Burd, Mericle, Thomas. 2nd Row: Cygler, Gauntt, MacLeod, Murtland, Slater, Munger, Shuff, Lenart, Weinsinger, Thiebers. 3rd Row: Warner, Bishop, Goodwin, Reid, Kyasky, Andrusko, Stephenson, Szvetecz, Ewanus, Wuest, mgr. 4th Row: French, mgr.; Fadel, Erickson, Saunders, Bourland, Petruno, Millspaugh, Shea. 5th Row: Eliot, Barta, Finley, Melnik, Mc- Caffrey, George, Looney. Colonel E. H. Blaik rocked the 1955 Football Sea- son open by moving All- American end Don Holleder to the quarterback spot. With Mike Zeigler doing a little road work for the Tactical Department and Bob Kyasky injured, we met Fiu-man at Michie Stadium. Captain Pat Uebel led the hard charging team forward to smashing 81-0 victory with the able help of Joe Cygler and Pete Lash. A highly touted Penn State team was next on the schedule and next to fall. Lenny Moore, AIl-Ameri- can halfback, ran well but was ineffective against Season Record Army Opponents Furman 81 Penn State 35 6 Michigan 2 26 Syracuse 13 Columbia 47 6 Colgate 27 7 Yale 12 14 Penn 40 NAVY 14 6 119 Where clianipions are made. 120 Zeigler follows his blocks. - Kyasky almost gone. Chesnauskas, Stephenson, and company. Uebel ran from both halfbacks as well as fullback chalking up two tallies. Dick Murtland broke away for 45 yards and another score. The other two scores came as Holleder ran one and passed a second to Don Satter- field. The unprecedented one-sided score surprised everyone. With this indication of strength, we were ready for the Wolverines. The First Class loaded up for the trip to Ann Arbor and the remainder of the Corps reached for the Downtield blocking laying them down. Qm«. radio to find out the results of the 1955 Army- Michigan game. Michigan, rated number 2 in the country, was out to avenge its 5 previous losses to Army, and they had their All- American also in Ron Kramer. 98,000 fans watched as Michigan piled up a 13-0 halftime score. The Rabble came out ready for the second half fired up by Colonel Blaik ' s half- time remarks. Misfortune fell soon, however, in the form of fumbles. Michigan strengthened their hold on second place, but it was no shutout. As the gun went, it was the first Michigan victory of the series, 26-2. It was back home for a local foe. The uniform became raincoats, overshoes, and anything else you had to keep dry. A steady down- pour greeted a heavy Syracuse team as they entered Michie Stadium. Yearlings Stan Slater and Loren Reid proved tough on defense as we played to a wet 0-0 tie at halftime. Hindered in the air as well as on the ground by the rain, we never did get started offensively. Fumbles also added to the misery. The weight and the rain proved too much, and the Orangemen managed to get two across before the end to take it, 13-0. What a hole. 121 How we stopped Moore . . . But not this time. Kuss tiglit ropint;. Holly goes hunting. Barta high stepping through. f- rt -3 •- . « .t?t ' 122 Our traditional rival, Columbia, came to the Point with Claude Benham, a good passer. By this time, Joe Cygler was also on the injured list. Pete Lash and Tony Munger were filling in at the half- back posts with Zeigler. After two defeats, the Corps was up and ready to take the measure of the Lions. Eddie Szvetecz was too much with his defensive signals. With Benham bottled up, and Holleder feeling at home in his quarterback slot, he directed a smooth running, hard hitting squad to an impres- sive win. Art Johnson and Flay Goodwin opened the way for six scores which the Corps welcomed. The Red Raiders of Colgate were next! As the first good football day came to West Point, everyone hurried to Michie Stadium to see the Black Knights take on Colgate, fresh from a win over Yale. Their Une was rated the best in the East, but Blaik and Company were out to prove differently. A new change was in store. As the opening kickoff came, the Corps saw Ail-American, Ralph Chesnauskas, not at guard, not at tackle, but of all places at end!! It was " Chester ' s " old high school spot, and he played like a veteran holding on to HoUeder ' s passes. Holleder proved he knew the quarterback spot as he ran option and roll-out plays, and passed to break the Colgate defenses wide open. The fine defensive play of Goodwin, Szvetecz, and Stephenson blocked the road for the Red Raiders, and Uebel, Zeigler, r ' t The calm before the storm. i?-Ji " The blocking is perfect. v ' % I A game try always and Lash found the holes in the line made by Slater and Reid. Art Johnson was credited with the best catch of the season as the Rabble went on to win 27-7. Bulldog, Bulldog, Bow-wow-wow! It was the final game in the long history of Army-Yale contests. The Yale Bowl, which had meant so much to so many of the graduates, was the scene of the final contest. The field was wet as usual, but nevertheless the First Regiment marched in and trotted off. After a slow start, we drew first blood but missed the kick. The Bulldogs countered before the half, and we trailed 7-6 at the mid-point. The second half followed the same pattern with Yale scoring first this time. They made their second kick as well to take a commanding 14-6 lead. Then with precision running and passing, HoUeder took us to the Yale goal for olu- final tally but alas, too late. It was Yale 14, Army 12. We were off to meet a weak Penn team who had almost upset Notre Dame the week before. It was our first look at PhiUy in preparation for the big one coming up, a reconnaissance mission. We were up for The re.ser fs roll tot) Blocking breaks Uebel loose. 125 I W -A r » " - r -; ti n tntu, ' :m 126 H " % Tf I kft. •■ ' : ' ■ :-- ' - ' ' ' i ' . C ' i (loodwin and Steve lead the way. this one from the time of the opening kickoff. Don Satterfield was back at end and Frank Burd did some high stepping for the Black, Gold, and Gray. Russ Mericle ran the ball well and out smarted the Penn men at every turn. Don Shannon proved to be a rock in our forward wall. Army 40, Penn 0. Two weeks to go until we meet the Navy goat! In two weeks that saw unique displays of spirit, the Corps made ready to go to Philadelphia where the highly touted Navy would be. The Middies were already packed for the Cotton Bowl which was as- sured with a win over Army. But 2400 Cadets went to Philly with just one purpose in mind, and that was to Beat Navy! After the opening kickoff. Navy ' s two All-Americans Beagle and Welch, made it look easy and marched straight to the Army goal. Navy 6, Army 0. But their joy was short lived as Colonel Blaik unleashed his ground attack with Uebel, Lash, and Zeigler carrying. With a minute to go in the half, we were inside the Navy 10. Holleder ran the end with seconds to go but fell short of the goal as Mike intercepts one. .% mm .rlj - ' - ■ • gjp- ' ' ivj »-r -v % ?!.i?r. - ' i d ' .4mSf ' MM ofth First itp whai yean tW ARMY 14-iNAVY 6 the gun sounded. In the second half we picked up where we left off. Uebel proved to be Navy ' s down- fall for the third straight year as he plunged over from the 2 to make it Army 7, Navy 6. Navy never threatened again. In the last quarter another First Classman, Pete Lash, surprised the 102,000 fans with a brilliant 28 yard run to the Navy goal and sewed it up for the Corps. Navy headed for Anna- polis, and Colonel Blaik sang " Down, down, down iul. witli blocking like this J We went ahead went the Navy. " Bob Kyasky had seen Hmited action until an injury, and Loren Reid proved to be an able tackle. Dick Murtland and Stan Slater told of things to come, and as usual, Szvetecz, Stephen- son, Goodwin, Chesnauskas, and Johnson played a hard hitting game. The boys didn ' t let us down. But it was 2400 who played that game as well as the graduates the world over. For the Plebes, it meant a fall-out and for the Firsties, it was the start of First Class good deals. For the Cows and Yearlings, it gave them much to look forward to. We beat what was thought to be the best Navy team in years, ending a successful season with a decisive, thrilling victory. Celebration And the best team won And it only cost us. Once again, rallies became spontaneous and spon- taneous they were. The class of ' 56 witnessed the biggest turnouts in their four years. Even with such dampening factors as Rain, Michigan, Yale, and Syracuse, the test came when every member of the Corps gave his all to support the team to a victory over Navy. Constant support from the Superintend- ent and Commandant blended in with the high spirit of the cheerleaders and the Rally Band. All was a uniform effort. All was a uniform cry, " Beat Navy! " And after the victory celebrations, we took it home singing " On Brave Old Army Team. " GOATS Time out for EI " As the Goats go, so goes the Army. " Once again, this old tradition told the tale of the Philadelphia story. The Engineers drew first blood when Hazel- riggs scored the first tally. The game went smoothly with neither team making a serious threat. The first half ended with the Engineers leading 6-0. As the second half got under way, the Goats had that de- termined look in their eye but could not get their team working smoothly. But, with only a few min- utes remaining, the Goats began to drive and in the waning seconds scored the tying touchdown. Marella passed to Gruhn for the extra point and the final whistle blew with the goats on top 7-6. Oops, dropped another tenth. ENGINEERS He ' s a gone goat. How to stop a mobile integrator. SOCCER isi Hoiv: iVloses. Heinzc, I ' lank, I ' urnbull. IJakcs, tirant, i ' ozuelo, Mavrotliens, McCiuire. 27ia ' How: Capt. Anders, Mr. Kress I Coach I, Luck, Loeffke, Alsheimer, Cannon, Quiros, Kline, Tinsman, Allen, Henninger, Rhodes. 3rd Row: Summers, Wright, Frederick, Oxreider, Pfeiffer, Flory, Krapf, Villanes. The soccer team this year was very sorry to see Mr. Palone (soccer coach of the Army team for the last seven years) go to the baseball team, but, on the other hand, we were very fortunate to have a man as fine as Mr. Kress replace him as coach. Much credit needed be given to Mr. Kress, for he was faced with more than a formidable task as the sea- son began. The team played well in most of the games, al- Season Record Army Opponents Ithaca 2 1 Penn State 1 3 Conn. 4 Brockport Teachers 1 2 CCNY 3 2 Westchester Teachers 1 Colgate 2 Yale 1 2 Penn 5 Navy 3 » , 132 In step Ddii ' l kiik thai Ixjy. though a look at the won and lost column could not be offered as proof. Losses from last year ' s fine team and a multitude of injuries hurt the team from the start of the season. Bruce Turnbull was the workhorse of the defense, saving the goalies much extra work. Ted Grant, the other full back, played equally as well, and John Oakes, the team captain and center half back, filled in the gap between them in front of the goal. Wally Summers, Wynn Frank, and Rich Frederick worked as well with the defense as the offense from their wing half positions. Bud Krapf was the utility de- Hii h bounce. Eyes up. Good use of the head. II 1! n [ 1 1 ! fi ft 0 VVf almost ! ul hii fi %«u- Crease action. rt fenseman, and due to injuries played at some time during the season all the defense positions except goalie. Bob Tinsman, Charlie Heinze (next year ' s cap- tain), Bob Alsheimer, Nick Mavrotheris, and Chico Pozuelo worked well together on the line, but often had difficulty with the one or two needed goals. Coach Kress, Charhe Heinze, and next year ' s team have a hard task ahead of them, but with the experience afforded by many good prospects from this year ' s plebe team, it ought to be a very suc- cessful season. Pozuelo carries it in 134 riHfa CROSS COUNTRY 1st Row: Pensiero, Fitzgerald, Esposito, Stephenson, Winter. Quaitannens, Ward. 2nd Row: Coach Crowell. Pore, Kennedy, Comeau, Lewis, Nicoll, Barlow, K., Lake. 3rd Row: Walton. Barlow, D., Vermillion, Montgomery. 1 Sea.son Record Opponent Army St. John ' s 45 Providence 45 (39 N.Y.U. 23 34 Syracuse 27 28 Manhattan 34 ar. Pittsburgh 27 1 65 Villanova 22 35 Heptagonals 4th Place IC4A 10th Place Navy 32 23 Iff all guts. The first Army-Navy dual meet in the history of the service academies saw the Army harriers, win- ners of only one meet during the season, bring back to West Point the first victory over Navy of the fa ll athletic period. A long string of injuries hampered the team throughout the season, with the first five men competing at the same time only in the Navy meet. Fourth in the Heptagonals and tenth in the IC4A Championship, the team was led by Winter, Captain Ralph Stephenson, and Quantennans, who was the individual winner against Navy. Prospects for next year ' s team, under the tutelage of Coach Crowell, are bright, with the team losing only one man of the first five to graduation. 135 Sitting: Burhans ED, Wilson EB, Renshaw AB. Paradise! J, Werbel JH, Col. McCaffrey, Dougherty JM, Head RH, Wall JF, Mayson EM, Ortner AJ, Ernst DL. Standing: Dewey AE, HoUoway ET, Ma.sterson TJ, Nearv EF, Ross M, White WA, Studdard OP, Kirchgessner TE, Westcott WC, Kallfelz JM, Lynch ES, Bolin JP, Ross TE, Fitzgerald LD. HONOR COMMITTEE fe: FIRST CLASS COMMITTEE Seated: Higgins JH, Stapleton GJ, Conrad MJ, Torrey CC, Head RH. Standing: Major Vinson, Saint CP, Loggins AB, Saxton BP, Pelosi S, Stewart RA, Sylvester RD, Quackenbush RE, Ruffner EL, Yon EM, Conklin JR, Hammond RD, Burcham JJ, Spires JW, Corderman DM, Sanders JE, Fox EA, Smith PM, Young GE, TindaU JB, Sheehan DE, Anderson DL, Morelli DR, Sewell JH, Keutmann JA, Baker CH. Seated: Crites WR, Col. Lewis, Ege CC. Standing: Schuler BD, Johnson HW, Lash PW, Redhair RR, Utz JS, Herman CG, Mahnowski R, Denson LA, Floyd RH, Brinkley CB, Boudreau AF, Sutherland JS, Haponski WC, Scales DJ, Ragland JE, Coats WL, Bahnsen JC, Knowles KJ, Mericle RA, Goodman RA, Schrage WK, Boylan SV. The social life of the class of ' 56 has been of a full and enjoyable nature. It got its real start during Plebe Christmas, and with the following summer at Buckner we really got the ball rolling. With much assistance from Mrs. Barth and Mrs. Holland, we had the best advisers and helpers that could be wished for. Cow year brought our first trip and with it came many good times. The various parties and hops that were given for us provided an excellent means of meeting the Southland ' s most beautiful belles. The parties on the Combined Arms Trip marked the beginning of the end. After the summer we slipped on our rings and had a most enjoyable time at one of the best Ring Hops ever. In true fashion of saving the best until last, we topped off a very fine four years with a terrific Graduation Hop. HOP COMMITTEE 137 CoL Lewis, Mrs. Barth, Mrs. Holland Square Dance Cut off from social functions due to our occupa- tion, the hops gave us one of our few chances to practice our social graces. Some of our most cher- ished memories stem from such hops as Ring Hop and Graduation Hop. Starting with our first hop Plebe Christmas until our last during June Week, we enjoyed all that we attended. Vague musings such as wondering how the girls liked the buttons on the FD, or where pro drags came from accom- panied us to each hop. Many of us met our OAO ' S on the summer training trips at hops. The less lucky found a good reason for wanting to continue our travels. In addition to the summer hops at Buckner and various army posts, a variety of hops were held at West Point. Costume hops changed the formal atmosphere, and the girls in their skimpy costumes were a welcome change. Formal Hop |4V ' • «dlf Q.. Gl G R A M M I T T E E While the entertainment center of the nation stUl remains firmly fixed in New York City, the Cadet Special Program Committee did manage to tem- 1 J porarily move this center to West Point on a number of " Gloom Period " Sunday evenings and after- noons. In the past four years the Class of ' 56 has run the entertainment gamut from such piano-class- icists as Alec Templeton and Victor Borge of New York ' s Carnegie Hall and 42nd Street fame respec- tively to international classics as the Olympic Cham- pion Swedish Gymnasts and the famed Don Cossack Choral Group. Among its infrequent endeavors into the realm of the really serious side of music the Corps wa tched, listened to, and thrilled to the words and music of Metropolitan Opera Stars James Mel- ton and Lois Hunt and the stirring music of the talented Gershwin Orchestra via 56 ' s program com- mittee. 1956 ' s graduates laughed through their four gray winters with Arthur Treacher, Harvey Stone, and George DeWitt, rocked in their Army Theater seats with Eddie Condon and the Three Suns, and swayed with the music of Les Elgart and his orches- tra. The Glee Clubs of Bowdoin College, Lafayette College, and Bucknell College all saw fit to entertain the Corps through the auspices of the Special Pro- gram Committee. Hollywooders Fran Warren, the Blackburn Twins, and beautiful Genie Stone were assisted in their enjoyable presentations by the ever enjoyable Military Academy dance bands. Jim Ellis, Chuck Torrey, Greg Mitchell, Bill Crum, and Tom Masterson coordinated, begged, wheedled and threat- ened to see that this spectrum of the entertainment world did manage to stop by our " rockbound High- land home " and give the Corps a couple of extremely pleasant and at the same time rewarding Sundays when it needed them the most. Low Brow High Brow Behind the scenes 141 ■ GLEE CLUB Col. Hogrefe, Shaud JA, Capt. Drews. 142 The Glee Club, inspired by the musical leadership of its able director, Captain Barry Drewes, has again this year extended its music to the public through the media of television, records, and the West Point Glee Club song sheet series. Audiences from Colorado to New York have heard the versa- tile club in person and have been deeply impressed by West Point ' s outstanding musical organization. It is with great pride that the members undertake the ambitious schedule each year. The comradeship, sense of accomplishment, and high calibre of per- formance always evident in the Glee Club will be among the fondest of memories with the members of ' 56. Ml ..1: Mt|.,l i J -,s ii •i : 1 i ■_■: ; 1 mm r " " ' 11 1 1 K-aH i f ■ te 1 H 1 1 Iml 1 - ■ P ' ! 1 ■■■fMli J ,, % ' M ' JlrJSS ' W " • ' CADET CHAPEL A very important part of our education here at West Point consists of a weekly trip up the hill to the Chapel. Even after 0400 arrivals from Corps trips we donned " Full Dress Grey as for Chapel " and marched soberly up to the Chapel to gain that intangible part of our curriculum which cannot be acquired in the classroom. Our efforts in this field were made easier by the efforts of our Chaplains. Cadet Chapel Choir. 144 ■Hfe Chaplains Bean and Hill. During our four years we were served by four out- standing men, Chaplains Pully, Bean, Gripe and Hill. We also saw the end of Mr. Meyers ' tour at the academy, he was ably replaced by Mr. Davis — both men added immeasurably to our enjoyment with the able assistance of the Cadet Chapel Choir. The Acolytes and Ushers were ever present to insure that everything ran smoothly. All in all we gained much more than we realized, and the Sunday morn- ings at West Point will long remain in our memories. ACOLYTES: DeFrance RB, Chaplain Bean, Kallfelz JM, Crandall HW. CADET CHAPEL USHERS— Seaferf: Sorley LS, Farris RG, Dougherty JM. 1st Row: Lt. Col. KiUilae, Day FL, Ege CC, Kendall LG, Bagnal CW, Fitzgerald LD, Grain WS, Haponski WC. 2nd Row: Lynch GP, Hayne P, McChristian LS, Grassberger RE, Blunt RR. Hutchison JL, Carr ED, Woods SR, Dozier JL, Vann PJ. 3rcl Row: Kamni JM, Croft CL, Rinker R, Young RA, Renshaw AB, Crites WR, Mericle RA, Barlow KA, Weihl WL. 145 Catholic Chapel Choir. CATHOLIC CHAPEL MonsiL;iiiir Mnnrr and F ' ather McCormick 146 From the early moments of New Cadet Barracks, when the new plebes seem to be completely friend- less, three friends await them on the hill. These three friends are the Catholic Chapel and the two priests who are always ready to help no matter what the situation may be. Monsignor Moore and Father McCormick have brought many through, from the rigors of plebe year to graduation. No mat- ter what came our way the helping hands and guid- ing words showed us the path we sought. CATHOLIC USHERS— is? Row: Sheehan DE. Conrad MJ, Foss JW, li Nicolais MA, Mackin RE, Russell CR, Nicholson JW, Sharkey JJ, Boudrt HoUeder DW. Sullivan RP. Stapleton GJ, Valence EH. Lt. Col. Rienzi. JEWISH CHAPEL The Jewish cadets have attended services every week in the Old Cadet Chapel. When Chap- Iain Tintner retired he was succeeded by Rabbi Kaplan who has continued to impart inspiration and guidance to the members of the chapel squad. Despite the long marches to the Old Cadet Chapel, especially those on cold winter days, the choir has provided warmth to our services. Its ren- dition of the entire choral part of the service in Hebrew, is becoming well known through its past visits to many cities. We hope that in future years we will remember this squad not only for friend- ships that we made, but for the inspiration we re- ceived. Rabbi Kaplan. Jewish Chapel Choir. 147 Basketball captain Norris Harbold Gymnastics captain Bill Haponski CAPTAINS OF WINTER SPORTS Swimming captain Bob Quackenbush Wrestling captain John Nicholson Squash captain Gary Sidler 150 Hockey captain Ralph Chesnauskas Ithara Amhast Sieoa Colimki •Militan BASKETBALL 1st Row: Fisher, Holleder, Harbold, Binstein, McCoy. 2nd Row: Schaefer, (Jibson, Huckabee, Kirtley, George, Morelli. 3rd Row: Penrose. Keeler. Melnik. DeJardin, Sigler (Coach I. Season Record Army 0pp. Army Opp Richmond 84 96 Fordham 46 64 Rhode Island 99 74 Albright 75 71 Virginia 71 86 Bradley 54 89 Ithaca 93 47 Lehigh 84 54 Amherst 57 76 Pittsburgh 67 77 Siena 57 67 Hartwick 69 63 Columbia 60 76 George Boston 48 64 Washington 70 94 Colgate 69 58 Penn. State 66 70 Yale 93 85 N.Y.U. 69 81 Penn. Swarthmore 80 53 Military 89 78 NAVY 67 78 Manhattan 79 71 A confident coach and much improved team this year faced one of the most difficult schedules in Army basketball history, a schedule including such powers as Bradley and George Washington Uni- versities. The team looked like world beaters at the start, when, after warming up with a victory over Rutgers in a practice game, we literally ran Ithaca off the court in the opener. Unfortunately, our center, Bill Huckabee, was injured in this game. After our first victory, we went into a slump and did not win any of the remaining games before Christmas Leave. It would take a hustling and very determined squad to come back after this shaky start and this Army team proved it could do it. 151 The turning point of the game 152 1 Mm m rallying rabble. Yale piled up a big lead of 13 points at half-time, but a great second half w ith Gene throwing in two important free throws just before the end enabled us to pull out a victory in overtime. Toward the end of the season Mark surpassed Bill Hannon ' s scoring record and with 1222 points became the first cadet ever to score over 1200 points in three years. Bob McCoy, Don Holleder, and Dave Gibson played very good ball when they moved up to the starting lineup before the Navy game. This year was one of ups and downs for this team, which played brilliantly at times, and showed itself to have good depth when it needed it. These facts, plus the spirit and eagerness displayed by the coach and the players against Navy, predict great great things for Army basketball next season. Unorthodox Dejardin A trip to Richmond for the Christmas Invita- tional Tournament restored the players ' confidence and gave them a great deal more experience. After Christmas Leave, Mark Binstein, who set all the individual scoring records at the Richmond Tourna- ment, began to find the range, Don DeJardin and Gene Fisher added to the scoring punch, and Butch Harbold and big Bill Melnik really started to control the boards. The team caught on fire. Manhattan and Colgate, two of the strongest teams in this part of the country, proved unable to cope with the Gibson up and in Surrounded but not guarded a B i ' " ' ii m 1 II 1 1 1 1 i|n ■ ii ini iimmMii sHmp m.y ' MiSiBt LSSBm % 4 H H « « ' ' 1 I Vf I Hk K ' ' 1 K!v: «« Bi H 1 K., ' r BI K E . H ilK _ l PLTW K -4| B hIi • t Kl m ■ hImhP I k ' 1 h " h i jj r E Sk k 153 GYMNASTICS SIDE HORSE I HIGH BAR GYMNASTIC5 J3 TuMtUNC E[ 13 SiDcHone EE 12 hkhBar q: lEJ Rope WRALLEL BARS mmnms ULOilMJ it? d v- . ithei Tlies and Gk over Pel and the nitercoli coach. 1st Row: Kenyon. Koberts, Adams, Coach Moloney, Haponski, Duncan, Clark, Glenn. 2nd Row: Harding (Mgr.). Recher, MacGill. Hanford, Smith, Thomson, Morrill, Clements, Schurtz. Calyer, Giallourakis. 3rc! Row: Parsons. Dean, Degen, Sewall, Sheehan, Buchanan, O ' Quinn, SchuU, Capt. Vlisides. Coach Tom Maloney has again proved what can be done with the right combination of coaching ability and team determination. Army ' s 1956 gym- nastics team climaxed a perfect season by beating Navy, and thereby winning the Eastern Intercol- legiate Gymnastics Championship title. The team counted heavily upon the yearlings to fill some key spots. Their fine performance belied their lack of competitive experience. The all-yearling rope team of Buchanan, Degen, and Dean was a mainstay of the team and the finest in the East. Morrill, O ' Quinn, Giallourakis, MacGill, Thomson, Clark, Hanford, and Miller were impressive in their events. The experienced performance of the First Season Record Army Opponent North Carolina 65 31 Ga. Tech 67 28 Springfield 70 36 Syracuse 6414 31 M Temple 62 H 23 M Penn. State 58 38 Pittsburgh 59 37 Navy 55 41 154 Looks easy, doesn ' t it Classmen; Glenn in tumbling, Duncan and Adams on the sidehorse, Roberts on the high bar, and Haponski on the parallels, proved to be a steadying influence in the crucial meets. The sidehorse team of Adams, O ' Quinn, and Duncan swept the eastern individual championships in that event with a one-two-three showing. Thom- son won the highbar competition and Dean, Degen, and Giallourakis placed in their events. Victories over Penn State, Navy, winning the eastern title, and the outstanding performance in the eastern intercollegiate individual championships were high- lights of the season. The spirited ' 56 team produced a record which will long remain a tribute to a fine coach. Haponski does it with mirrors and practice Undefeated and on to the Easterns 155 Chester leads them down O ' Connor on the break With 10 wins and 5 losses, the 1956 hockey team came within one game of tying the all-time Army hockey record of 11 wins in one season. This is cer- tainly indicative of the fact that this year ' s team was one of the best West Point has seen in recent years, and probably one of the best teams in the history of Army hockey. The record, however, does not teU the whole story of this team. Of the five losses, the Princeton and Williams games were lost by a margin of one goal, and the Princeton and Boston U. games were played on the opponent ' s ice. On the win side of the record, the rabble registered many impressive victories. A strong Middlebury team came to West Point boast- A r And they both flopped 156 HOCKEY Ifil Row: Laeders, Prossner. Hickey, Chesnauskas, O ' Connor, McCormack, Ofgant. 2nd Row: Elmer, Hattinger Harvey, Larr, Evans, Asbury, Tilton, Riley. 3rd Row: Eastburn( Manager), Sturgis, Boudreau, Mellin, Dunn. ing a six game winning streak, and left with a 2 to 1 defeat at the hands of the rabble. A powerful Yale team, which was a contender for the Ivy League crown, met a similar defeat by the rabble. For a second time in a 31 game series, the Army team won a very impressive 4 to 3 victory over Dartmouth for sweet revenge of past defeats. This year Army journeyed to Canada to register a 3 to 2 victory over arch-rival Royal Military College on a three goal effort by yearling Mike Harvey. Coach Jack RUey and the 1957 team will more than miss Captain and defenseman Ralph Chesnauskas; Dick Lenders with his 3 years of varsity experience in the goal; and the line composed of Dave Larr, Art Boudreau, and Terry Prossner, all of whom will be lost via graduation. Returning from the nucleus of this year ' s team are 9 lettermen including captain elect, Ed Hickey. Season Record Army Opponent Princeton 5 6 Amherst 4 3 Middlebury 2 1 Colby 6 2 Yale 2 1 A.I.C. 2 6 Boston University 4 6 New Hampshire 10 2 Dartmouth 4 3 St. Lawrence 6 Hamilton 5 1 Massachusetts 12 1 Norwich 3 Royal Military College 3 2 157 WRESTLING ]sl Row: Waller, Tindall, Fagg, Williams, Mierzejewski, Woodmansee. Pocock, Manguni, Collins. 2?i(l Row: Black- well, Cass, Phillips, Hatch, Lenart, Reid, Nicholson, Robertson, Miller, Sadler, Hankee, Ellis, Coach Alitz. Season Record Army Opponent Springfield 12 12 Columbia 20 11 Yale 14 14 Syracuse 3 25 Pittsburgh 3 25 V.M.I. 19 11 Penn 20 5 Lehigh 3 25 Captain Jack in action ]5S This year has seen a new emphasis on wresthng as one of the Corps ' major winter sports. Included in this year ' s schedule were meets with Pittsburgh, Eastern Intercollegiate Champions last season, and Lehigh, another top Eastern team. Jack Nicholson, the team captain, achieved an undefeated record in regular meets. For the first time in many years the team was represented in full strength at the Eastern Finals, held at Lehigh. A portent of things to come! Hatch couldn ' t keep him in SWIMMING Mi. R. M. Binf f Q ,i " 4 i w,a. ' ' ) - i 1st Row: Beurket, Head, Davenport, McCarthy, Ramsey. York. Jierberger. HundiT. 2ncl Row: Lt Clotworthy, Johnston, Leoffke, Kutyna. Akenbrandt, Quackenbush, Trefzger, Bowen, Bullock, Klempnow, Hanson (Mgr). 3rd Row: Robinson, Waller, Bacon, Goodman, Chapman, Williams, Judson, Erb, Kirk, Smyly, Capt. Prosser, Coach Chalmers. M Sparked by such men as National record holder Don Kutyna, diver Frank Knight, Nick Robinson and Pat Kirk to mention only a few, the 1956 swim- ming team showed the winter spectators one of the best all-around teams seen at West Point for many years. The season was marked by ups and downs as the team came up against the traditionally powerful Ivy League teams, but the records show that we were more than a match for most that the East had to offer. Leading into the turn Season Record Army Opponent Colgate 38 46 Lehigh 45 39 Harvard 27 57 Yale 27 57 Fordham 76 8 Duke 52 32 Dartmouth 37 47 Pittsburgh 46 38 Cornell 45 39 Pennsylvania 51 33 Princeton 39 45 Columbia 68 16 Navy 38 46 Steady 150 r Apt student Season Record Brown U.S. Merchant Marine Academy N.Y. State Maritime College Penn. Military College M.I.T. Navy Royal Military College Army Opponent 1382 1239 1371 1262 1361 1216 1372 1164 1384 1220 1383 1371 1370 1203 The Pistol team still maintains the high win aver- age of all Corps teams in spite of foul weather at New London. The reported underdog all year, the Army team came through in the clutch with a de- cisive victory over Navy. Another impressive high- light of the season was the triumph over the Royal Military College and Canadian Mounted Police in a three way international match. Tony Ortner, the team captain, and sureshot Fred Holmes are the only two deadeyes who will carry their skill into the service this year. The many remaining cows should easily turn out another championship team under the inspiring guidance of M Sgt Joe Benner. 1 1st Row: Burner, Barrett, Lt. Col. Bowlin, M Sgt Benner, (Coachl Buckner, Gadd. 2nd Row: Chittick, Ruffner, Miller. Kidd, Rogers, Ortner, Bryan, Oberg, Holmes, Knudsen (Mgr.),Shimek. 160 PISTOL iL Season Record Army Opponent Georgetown 1429 1382 N.Y. State Maritime College 1430 1321 Yale 1448 1407 C.C.N.Y. 1426 1346 U.S. Coast Guard Academy 1418 1418 Maryland 1424 1398 U.P.I. 1424 1418 Norwich 1430 1386 Navv 1427 1432 N.R.A. 1427 1432 Again, under the excellent guidance of Captain DeGraf, and Sergeant Gallman, here for his first full year, the " Team with muscles " went undefeated through an imposing list of teams. Only a strong Navy team could break the string of victories. 2nd Classman Gene Reget ' s Academy record-breaking 295 came, appropriately enough, on the same day we broke the team record with an unofficial alltime national record of 1448. Consistently high scores were turned in by Firsties Ken Lang, Ben Saxton, Frank Smith, and team captain Connie Ege, as well as Gordie Rogers (2nd Class), Reget, and Howie Jones (3d Class), who will bolster next year ' s team. With muscles he does shoot 1st Row: Cook, Kaiser, Palmer, Reynard, Jones, Bielinski, Saxton. 2nd Row: Withers (Mgr. ), Dixson, Circeo, Wittman, Reget, Rogers, Ege, Lang, Smith, Gleason (Mgr.), Sgt. Gallman (Coach) RIFLE 161 SOIIASH U w ... Isl Row: Huff. Bradley, Crum, Sidler, Mayson, Williams, (laspard. ' 2n(l Ruiv: Lt. Col. Ramee, Matthews, Oxreider, Ellison, Melton, Bailey, Koops, Marrill, Coach Nordlie, Leonard iMgn. 162 Season Record Army Opponent Princeton 5 4 Trinity 9 Williams 6 3 Dartmouth 8 1 Yale 5 4 Pittsburgh 9 Amherst 9 Wesleyan 9 M.I.T. 9 Harvard 2 7 Navy 4 5 Army ' s squash team won the first nine out of eleven matches this year and just missed taking second place in intercollegiate competition, losing a heartbreaker to Navy 5-4. Lacking in experience but not determination, Coach Nordlie ' s team pulled out hard earned matches over such opponents as Princeton, Williams, and Yale. Captain Garrett Sidler beat some of the top players in coUege com- petition. Bill Crum and Morgan Mayson were con- sistent winners. Winning letters were Tony Ellison, Jr. Gaspard, Bill Bailey, Church Matthews, Don Williams, and George Huff. Rack him up, Sidler ■n ' B-l ;v HOWITZER BOARD -Fro«( Row, left to right: Bowen, SW; Crandall, HW; Lane, JF; Daly, EF. Bad; Row: Major Ecklon; Redhair, RR; Muntz, DC; Twitchell, H; Major Weston. r ■ Each year ' s Howitzer doesn ' t just grow. The Howitzer of ' 56 is no exception. Producing it took a tremendous amount of hard work and the active support of many, many people. The book you are holding in your hands tells the story of the Class of ' 56. It would take another book equally large to tell the story of the Howitzer itself. The 1956 Howitzer began, formally at least, with the election of the new Howitzer Board in the spring of 1955. It had its real beginning much earlier than this however, when some of these same Board members were Plebes and MORTAR STAFF— Le « to right: Worsham, BA; Hornyak, JV; Fagg, WL; Rice, PG; Palladino, DJ; Recher, RR; Hess, HW. i m Yearlings and were doing most of the " legwork. " For then they began to make up their minds as to what they and their classmates wanted their year- book to be. It had to be a record of our class which had personal meaning to all its members, but more than that, it had to be a record of West Point which would say to everyone, everywhere: " West Point still lives. " Here it is and we believe it ' s the best. Much credit must go to those who helped us. Without the professional guidance of our publisher, B. J. H., or the calm direction of our O.C., Major Now how does this work? Rog gives us the clue Dave working overtime ■Jim turns one out The O.C. 165 HOWITZKK Knri ' OHS Left to right: Beal, JE; Moore, DW; Redhair. RR; Butler. DL; Boli n, JP. Weston or the business capacity of Mr. Krasner. we just never would have gotten started. The under- classes pitched in too and their hard work is as much responsible for this book as any other factor. They are probably already plotting to outdo our effort. If they can, more power to them. It ' s been fun working on this book. In addition to getting a httle printers ink in our veins, we all have lots of pleasant memo- ries and associations. Roger at meetings with his 5 cent cigarUlo and a hatful of problems, Dave hip deep in hypo and flashbulbs, Stu misspelling busi- ness letters, Twich trying to look busy, Jim trying to squeeze another hundred subscriptions out of the tight-fisted Corps, Harry even more tight-fisted with money for trips and Ed running around trying to collect copy. We went on trips here and there and all of them were successful, some even from a business standpoint. We got so used to working together that the whole ' 56 Board even got quilled in the " line of duty " together. The cycle is about to repeat itself. Some of the men who make this book possible are moving on, but the ones remaining will move up and take over capably. They will have the guidance of a lot of good people and will find that putting out a year- book is a rewarding experience. I HOWITZER PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF— Left to right: Graven, MF: Hornyak. JV; Worsham. BA; Garcia, WJ. 166 r- I ■ HOWITZER PHOTOGRAPHY EDITORS- Le ( to ri yht: Rice, HC; Devoto. WR; Muntz, DC; Jenkins. JR. HOWITZER ADVERTISING STAFF— Le ? to right: Woods. R: Shedd. H; Bowen, SW: Chappell, J; Merrick, R; Barlow, K. HOWITZER BUSINESS STAFF— Z,e to right: Recher. RR; Crandall, HW; McCahan, ME; James, JH. HOWITZER PERSONNEL STAFF— Left to right: Palladino, DJ; Pru- nitsch. KF; Hess. HW; Rogers, CC; Beimforde, GE; Cannon, RM; Stadler, GP; Carrier. DR. CIRCULATION— .Seate . left to right: Winters, R; Lane, JF; Ruder. JA. Standing: Van Loben Sels. J; Ofgant. EI; Chatari, K. 167 iw POINTER BOARD— Seatef , left to right: LeHardy, WM; Major Patton; Johnson, DS. Standing: Sheehan, DE; Kallfelz, JM; Shaler, DH; Dye, AJ; Van Vonderen, VR; Floyd, RH; Wilker, SE; Thelin, AL; Schwartz, MF. THE POINTER We were a dedicated little band, whipping our typewriters into a frenzy of creativity every two weeks and haggling in between times with other writers, artists, photographers, advertisers, sub- scribers, contributors, critics, advisors, publishe rs, and the people in the Mail Room. In spite of the fact that each one of our Experts had a different idea about how the magazine should be put to- gether, we did manage to get one out, all neatly bound and trimmed and printed, every other week. POINTER EDITORS Left lo n hl: Wilker, SK; .Johnson. DS; l..-[laidy, WM. 168 mm H We found ourselves almost constantly listening to comments on one issue while worrying about the next publication already gone to the printer ' s, while scanning copy for the issue two weeks after that, which had a deadline coming up in a couple of hours, while planning story assignments for the issue two weeks after that. We found that the POINTER was truly big busi- ness, as is any magazine, and we had a great time managing it. Some of us discovered that this " jour- nalism " is more difficult than it appears at first sight. Some of us discovered a lot of fun in writing, or cartooning, or laying out photographs — and see- ing the printed result. Some of us, like pyrene, found a way to let off steam, twice a month, turning to something a little less formal and a little less military than textbooks. We enjoyed the POINTER. We hope you, gentle reader, did too. POINTER EDITORIAL STAFF— Seate , left to right: LeHardy, WM; Johnson, DS. Standing: Murchison, J; Christiansen, R; Kilishek, G. POINTER ADVERTISING AND BUSINESSMEN Left to POINTER PHOTOGRAPHERS— Le ? to right: Freathy, FC; Floyd, RH; McCuilom, C. right: Van Vonderen, VR; Myers, SL. POINTER CIRCULATION MANAGERS— Le ? to right: Lea, POINTER ARTISTS— Le f to right: Swen- CE: Dye. AJ. son, JA: TheUn. AL. 169 BUGLE NOTES The Editor BUGLE NOTES STAFF— Le ? to right: Capt. RE Dingeman; Rinker, R; Matthews, FW; Studdard, OP: Sylvester, RD. Bugle Notes is the handbook of the Corps of Cadets. Each year when the new Fourth Class en- ters, Bugle Notes becomes the " Plebe Bible. " Each man must familiarize himself with the contents of the book, and learn verbatim " Plebe Knowledge. " In its pages are all the customs and traditions held sacred by men of the Long Gray Line over these past 154 years. The mission of the staff is to insure that the Academy ' s history and customs are passed on to each new class. The book is brought up to date every year, and is ready for the Plebes in July. Unlike the Howitzer and the Pointer, the Bugle Notes staff doesn ' t have the problem of a sales campaign each year — we al ways make one hundred percent sales to each new class. ( l KDET STAFF Seated, left to right: Weinstein, LH; Lt Colonel J.W. Benson: Brinkley, CB Standing: O ' Brien, BJ; Brandel, GP Johnson, DS; Villanos, JB; Smith, S Floyd, R; Porter, J; Thompson, GRA Judson, R; Holmquist, H; Rail, FA Morelli, DR. li Music for Sack Several years ago a group of officers and cadets realized the need for a campus radio station operated by and for cadets. After four years of work, KDET came into being. KDET ' s primary purpose is to pro- vide entertainment for the Corps. It is predomi- nantly a station for music and news. Through the diligent work of its Executive Coun- cil, under the supervision of Lt. Col. J. W. Benson, the Staff endeavors to put on a varied program schedule. In addition to providing music over the air, the Staff is responsible for keeping the juke boxes in the Weapons Room and the Hotel Thayer Ball- room up to date. fj OWPM M 1 |J III i M Tx m i - TT -f m M mi 1 C l FORUM STEERING COMMITTEE Left to right: Capt. Smith; Sorley, LS; Faurer, T; Burd, FA; Anderson, BC; Quinn, MJ; White, WA. WEST POINT DEBATE COUNCIL AND FORUM As an extension of the educational program here at West Point, there is no more valuable extra-cur- ricular activity than the West Point Debate Council and Forum. The Debate Council conducts inter-collegiate and novice debates each year, offers speech courses, and presents Corps-wide debate tournaments for plebes, novices, and erstwhile professionals. In April of each year we are host to the National Debate Tourn- ament. The Forum gives any interested upperclassmen DEBATE COUNCIL Left to right: Knowles, KJ; Demers, GZ; McMahon, JS; Bauchspies, JS; Stynes, PA; Dowell, RP; Shirey, JC. DEBATE COUNCIL ADMINISTRATION Left to right: Knowles, KJ; McMahon, JS; Dowell, Shirey, JC. RP; 172 Making his point Roundtable Discussion the chance to get together and discuss topics of per- sonal interest. The topics of these seminars cover such a wide range — from the Atomic Battlefield to the History of Western Music. The Forum also pre- sents a series of lectures throughout the year for the same general purpose: to give cadets a chance to ex- press specialized interests. Its outstanding achieve- ment, however, is the Student Conference on United States Affairs — better known as SCUSA. This event brings educators, students, and prominent public servants here each fall for discussions and lectures. To run this activity there are cadet officers and an administrative staff who plan and conduct all of the activities with help from the Department of Social Sciences. This thus rounds out our program and gives us a three-fold educational and training opportunity — in speech, discussion, and adminis- tration. Looking over world problems Cadet Forum SCUSA Seated, left to right: Ellis, JN; Hewitt, RA; Mead, WD; Sorley, LS; Garigan, T; DeVoto, WR; Dowell, RP. First row, standing: Carter, DE; Ege, CC; Redd, FJ; Cooper, C; Foss, JW; Zabriskie, CJ; McDaniel, J; Pocock, JA; Wilson, LJ; Clary, WP; Isaackson, JL; McGovern, GW; Franklin, R. Back row, standing: Devens, JW; Robinson, EC; Lewis, JC: Mvers, S; Capelle, GC; Ray, JW; Pedersen, M; Levings, GE; Cabell. CP: Moore, OJ; Robers. GV; Minton, H: Frazer. DK. FRENCH LANGUAGE CLVBSealecl, ieft to right: Torrey, C: Brown, FJ; Capt. BL Landis; Blunt, RR. Standing, 1st Row: Woodmansee, J; Hanigan, F: Gates, CS; Polickoski, J; Leonard, G; Stein, R; Lee, D; Mavrotheris, JM. 2ncl Row: Childs, J: Dewey. J; Lamb, R; Wessel, R; Malinowski, R; Stynes, P; Crase, R. GERMAN LANGUAGE CLUB Ist Row, left to right: Summers, W; Holmquist, HG; Captain Home, KM; Southerland, HP; Pocock, JA. 2nd Row: Porter, JE; Roberts, SJ; DeFrance, RB; Schoonmaker, MD; Black- weU, JE; McCahan, WL. 3rd Row: Irwin, GL; Beauchamp, lA; Hooker. W; Barrett, R. Not shown: Parker, CR. PORTUGUESE CLUB— LeA to right: Tate, L; Ernst, D; Heurtematte, JE; Monaco, N; Lt. Herman. RUSSIAN LANGUAGE CLUB— Le f to right: Murphv. JE; Lion, PM; Major Willard: McGuire, HJ; Melton, W. f.WER CL;Lai CLUBS SPANISH LANGUAGE CLUB — is? Row, left to right: Morton, RH; Ausman, NE; Echeverria, W; Lake, JG; Tedeschi, JR. 2nd Row: Little, JA; Spires, JW; Nicholson, RK; Leard, R; DeSola, JR; Capt. JG Paules. 174 i %A CLUBS CAMERA CLUB— Sea erf, left to right: Villanos, J; Irwin, GL; Lane, J. Standing: Captain O ' Brien; Devoto, W; Dayharsh, T; Knudsen, W; McConnel, M; Beauchamp, A; Clonts, D; Hermann, C; Pearson, R; Lt. Col. Rienzi; Lang, K. CHESS CLUB Hart RR, Krutz RD, Goldberg GD, Greisen PH, Lt. JB Lewis. 175 CHEERLEADERS— Fronf Row, left to right: Snavely, CC; Harding, TC; Floyd, RH; Holmquist, HG. Rear Row: Maj. CJ Myslinski; Herrmann, CG; Bowes, TM; Scholz, JC; Johnson, DS. FISHING CLVB—Seated, left to right: Lee, GW: Sarkiss, CD; Yon, EM. Standing: Childs, JD; Stewart, RA; Bacon, RC; Stevenson, JH; Jarmon, WR; Bray, JR; Coulter, C; Kirchgessner, TE. HANDBALL CLUB— Sea«erf, left to right: Gleason, JE; Colonel Thompson; Stroface, J. Standing: Fox, E; Johan- sen, W; Conklin, J; Wetzel, R; Daleski, R; Kinsloe, R; McPeek, W. MATHEMATICS FORUM— Fro ; Row, left to right: Villanos, J; Anderson, BC; Schwartz, MF; Fitzgerald, LD; Quinn, MJ. Rear Row: Major Plett, RE; Beebe, SG; Bor- tolutti, A; Esposito, VJ; Peterson, BG; Redline, EH. MODEL AIRPLANE CLUB— Lp 7 to right: Creighton, T: Otrin, G: Green, N. MODEL RAILROAD ChVB— Standing, left to right: Lindholm, TE; Fitzgerald, LM: Spires, JW; Tindall. JB: Major LJ Flanagan. ORDINANCE CLUB- Sitting. Irft to right: Baughman, D; White, WA: Lt. Col. JW Davis; Beebe, SG; McClanahan, JW. Standing: Loffert, GU; Malinowski, RC; Blackwell, JE; Hooker, WM; Scholz, JC; Barrett, RA; Villanos, JG; Weihl. WL; Hattler. CF; Rail, FA; Shaler, DH; Easton, RH; Pearson, RL; Britt, AS; Frederick, WR. CLUBS RADIO ClAJU— Front Row, left to right: Conckle, DS; Lang, KE; Kilhishek, G; Childs. J; Capt. Pankowski. Rear Row: Lt. Col. Reinzi; Hammond, C; Root, RA; Campbell, W; Thompson, GRA. 176 CLUBS SAILING CLVB—Left to right: McDaniels, J; Larr, DR: Carey, WC; Adair, EF; Capt. Dickenson. SKEET CLUB- Front Row. left to right: DeLeuil. WR; Haponski, W; Eastburn, CE: Ross, M. Rear Row: Dough- erty, PG; Colonel SY Coker: Bahnsen. JC. SKI CLUB— Fro !? Row. left to right: Bieri, LD; Pozuelo, FJ; Newson, SJ; O ' Grady, GL; Lynch, GP. Rear Row: Captain GS Patton: Hoblit, JN; Bower, DJ; Thomas, RE; Spaeni, HH; Bell, AT: Seely, JB; Ebert, VE. WATER POLO CUJB—Left to right: Stein, RK; Trefzger, CE; Schannep, JD; Urbach, W; Captain Hickey. WEIGHT LIFTING CLUB— Left to right: Capt. Wagoner: Wange, LA; Gauntt, TM; Gargan, JJ; Grain, WS; Hatch. HJ; Daly, EF; Keutman, JA. 177 GOLF CLUB- Sealed: Filbev. HL; DeLeuil. WR; McPeek, W: Lt. Col. WL Starnes; Jasper. TC: Stroface, JF: Zim- merman. MB. Standing: Trefzger. CE; Bradford. ZB; Keinath, WG; Skatvold, JH; Allaire, CJ; Beyer, RC; Ver- furth. JF; Canby, SL; Sloan, JF; Curl, RL; Carr. FD; Corderman, DM; Pierce, RB; Barrett, RA; Diez, ES; Pear- son, RL; Beal, JE; Williams, GC; Weihl, WL; Devoto, WR. RIFLE CLUB— Left to right: Lang, KE; Saxton, BP; Ege, CC; Withers, GK; Knudsen, WH; Smith, FL. PIO DETAIL- Seated: Green, MA; Hoffman, A; Farmer, WP; Grant, T; Ellis, JN. Standing: West, MF; Smith, SB; Kottich, CR; Bonnarens, FO; Hermann, CG; Goodman, RA; Capt. Frankland. CADET PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNCIL— LeA to right: Fisch, DA; Capt. WE Price; Brown, FJ. 178 N. « this on, ' Deliver it in April Cue ball in the corner pocket -J U PRIVILEGES Beginning in September, the Tactical Department began reaching into the cookie jar to reward us for being good boys during the past three years. The cookies were given out in a very judicious manner, one at a time and well spaced. Our first morsel was the privilege to visit classmates ' rooms during Call to Quarters. The runts moved " in mass " into the gym while the more placid citizens immigrated to the TV sets and pool tables. As soon as the Post Theater declared that it was thoroughly stocked with West- erns that would last until June, movie privileges commenced. When car privileges were announced, we knew it was all over but the shouting. Just like home 179 Just introduce yourself DIALECTIC SOCIETY— is Row, left to right: Redline, EH; Capt. LB Genebach; Hewitt, RA; Haley, JP; Cavenaugh, MF. 2nd Row: Westcott, WC; Martin, GJ; Schoonmaker, MD; Johnson. DS; Pierce, KB; Masterson, TJ: Pelosi, S; Hanson, TW; Urbach, W. 3rd Row: Matt, JR; Good- man, RA; Blocher. RM; Dantos, E; Oakes, JH; Linder. WH: Wagner, JF; Sutherland, JS; Sirkis, MS. CDLMERCURY Monograph Rush It always starts very innocuously. Nobody ever suspects a plot. In June 1955, on the Combined Arms Trip, only a few of the First Class knew of the plan which was to take over many afternoons be- tween then and March, 1956. Half a dozen sat around barracks at Wright- Patterson. After we realized that it was our show this year, we decided on a plot. As First Beast began, we divided up writing assignments and promised each other that we ' d come back from Leave with shiny new scenes all finished and ready to stage. As it was, we sat up on the train to Michigan — in October — writing scenes. We took a script home Christmas to interpolate it. Lines were still chang- ing the night of the show. The riggers and painters started work, brandish- ing brushes and adjusting lights as the theater started to look alive during winter afternoons. Scenes appeared on stage, bit by bit. Actors were selected, people were chosen to sing and dance. Rehearsals settled down to a routine. Singers got the sniffles. Dancers got the flu. Amnesia attacked our actors. Finally, somehow, the night arrived. The ap- plause of the Corps was our salary, and a good one. It was with a sense of accomplishment that each of the hundred or so of us stood in the mob on stage to sing the traditional closer to our Hundredth Night Show; we had proved it — only " One Hundred Days Til June! " Dragging to a Hop 181 FIRST CLASS ACADEMICS First Class academics were characterized by one term problem after another. The Social Science monographs were, for the most part, " crash proj- ects " which caused an eleventh hour crisis at the library. We followed the same line of attack with the M. P. L. term paper. The Ordinance people hit us twice, and our imaginations were strained to the limit in constructing a 2J ton truck and an anti- tank gun. There were many good resolutions made in September, but one by one the books were closed, and the Academic Departments came to the con- clusion that the First Class had stacked arms. They were right. The Big Dilemma fc 182 Spending More Money Tlvree Times a Day Every Day i. r«». « ' » -f W 1 i Dismissed ! THIS IS u v_ The Corps Has 183 Supe ' s Reception Grant Hall Boodlers Rm 117 Cafeteria «1 The crowds rushed in — and for once we didn ' t mind the thousands of faces that Hned the Plain. For this was our June Week. After three Junes, that had merely signaled the passing of another year, we were ready — and eager — to be graduated. On Fri- day, we accepted our commissions at a simple, solemn ceremony conducted by the Tac. At parades, while those of us who had stood high in academics, athletics, or military aptitude received awards, the rest of us watched, not even noticing the heat, the tight uniforms, or the exhaustion. Saturday after- noon we relaxed on a picnic at Buckner, or perhaps at Delafield Pond. That night, for the second time in four years, our female friends entered Washington Hall for our Graduation Supper. Early Sunday morning we trekked up the hill to our Baccalaureate service, the last climb up to the Chapel in forma- tion. At the Supe ' s Reception, we introduced our folks to the man who had guided our destinies for the past four years. Early Monday morning, the Old Grads recaptured a trace of the old days— be- fore the Corps had . . . While we watched respect- fully, and conjectured thirty or forty years ahead. 184 ill fj; fi ? ? GRADUATION PARADE Where are your table manners when we too would be " old " grads, suddenly the songs the Choii " sang took on a new significance; and we felt that we now understood more fully their lyrics. At noon the plebes learned to eat hard boiled eggs and sandwiches, whole. Eating by the minutes was now a special science. They came on calls an hour before Graduation Parade and swam to New- burgh, along with other demonstrations of their physical prowess. Then it was time for the big parade. Adjutants Call, the Dashing White Sergeant, the Alma Mater, the Corps, Graduating class front k diih M and center, and a rousing cheer as your company passed in review. Afterward we rushed into Central Area to feel the joy surging through the plebes and the Firsties alike at recognition. At Graduation Hop you suddenly realized the epic step to be taken to- morrow. Reveille was a farce; then down to the Field House, listening to the seemingly endless speeches, finally fiUng one by one up the ramp; the salute, diploma, handshake, the tremendous ovation for the class " goat, " the Alma Mater, the Long Corps, " Dismissed! " and 500 white caps whip into the air. It ' s over. You ' re elated, you ' re sad, you ' re free, you ' re every emotion at once. Then back to barracks, and into uniform, you get your first salute, and you ' re proud of having accompHshed what seemed nearly impossible four years before. In a few days many of us will be married and all of us will be spread far over the world. But we are all proud of the long, arduous path behind us — and will never forget the friendships and standards acquired during these four years. ., %v« . f l i ♦ ' - - ■ Left to right: Stapleton, GJ; Torrey, CC: Conrad, MJ; Higgins. JH; Head, RH. CLASS OFFICERS The class officers were chosen by the class of 1956 early in Second Class year. They were elected to serve after graduation, as well as during their last two years at West Point. They have had relatively little to do while cadets, but after graduation there remains the task of keeping the class organized as the close-knit fellowship that it is. Before gradua- tion when the members of the class were separated only by doors and hallways, close friendships were easily kindled. However, as the cadet gray is left behind, the class will begin to disperse throughout the world and friendships wUl not be maintained by every day association. To the class officers will fall the responsibility of minimizing the effects of this dispersion by keeping the individuals of ' 56 in con- tact with one another as they take their place in the Long Gray Line. 188 " TO DEV THE POWER OF ANALYSIS.: ■!?=% BIOGRAPHY pippp iKiiiiwiiipi EDWARCiF. DAIY " " miMmli H y THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT had the respon- sibility for developing our powers of analy- sis. What we learned in the classroom stood us in good stead in most of the situations in which we became involved. Individual research Convincing others Telling how it works Andtk Wiley McCrea IN MEMORIAM " He joined us on a brighter day; And though his soul seems free, He ' ll march with that long Une of gray Through all eternity. " - 193 JULIAN LEO ABELL E-2 Washington, D. C. Presidential With his quick laughter and ready smile, " 01 ' Bucky " leaves a strong mark on the history of E-2. From the beginning it was clear that he was possessed of unusual abilities in all fields of cadet endeavor. When he acted, it was with the same intensity whether it involved work or recreation, as if he enjoyed an inexhaustible supply of fuel. He is, and will be, a good man to watch. Basketball 3-2-1 : Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2-1 : Catholic Chapel Choir 4: Debate Council 3: Dialectic Society 4; Golf Club 1: Howitzer 4: Ski Club 4-3-2-1: Weight Lift- ing Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. DON EUGENE ACKERMAN L-2 Gothenburg, Nebraska Congressional Stars on his collar and stars in his eyes, though the two were separated by a couple of thousand miles . . . that was Don. If you had a goat to coach, he was ready, and if you had a prank to pull, he was more than ready. Life shouldn ' t pose any particular problems to him but if it does, you can bet he ' ll solve them. Lacrosse 4-3, Numerals: Mathematics Forum 2: Cor- poral 2: Captain 1. i tetMi CllB« lifflitte toaBn MfCu (lii. ' -I;P RICHARD EUGENE ADAMS Monett, Missouri G-2 Presidential Arriving from the Army, Shot-Z found Beast Barracks a bit different than basic. He recovered enough to become the only man who spent four years " working on his outline. " The physical, not academic, outline was his expression for sack time. During the winter though, he shed the redboy to work the side-horse in gymnastics. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. am f 194 t 1 MICHAEL H. ALEXANDER Wads worth, Ohio F-1 R. A. Not one to be daunted by the Tactical Depart- ment, Mike sailed through his four years with a minimum of effort and usually managed to come out on top. His conscientiousness in the classroom and at track put him at the top in both. He will vmdoubtedly carry this success with him wher- ever he goes. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Navy Star. Major " A " ; Debate Council and Forum I: Golf Club 3-2: Russian Club 4-3-2: Ski Club 4-3: Weight Lifting Club 2: Sergeant 1. CHRISTOPHER J. ALLAIRE Orset, Massachusetts B-2 Congressional Chris was always willing to get up a ball game during his free afternoons. As an avid participant in intra-murder he helped the Bulldogs rack up the BTP ' S and pushed the cross country team into a Brigade Championship. Always a hive, he freely gave his time to the coaching program. Many a man has squeezed by the turnouts due to Chris ' " Poop Sessions. " Debate Council and Forum 1: German Clu b 3-2: Golf Club 2-1: Pistol Club 4-3-2: Ski Club 2-1: Sergeant 1. SAM ALWARD Erie, Pennsylvania L-2 Congressional Big Sam, with his free and easy way of doing things, fits in nicely in the social pattern of L-2. Whether hobnobbing with Washington society, taking eighteen on the Los Angeles golf courses, or touring Europe, he always found good ways to spend his leave time. The man from Erie spent his leisure moments on Gray Rock doing just about everything from playing handball to scan- ning the book reviews from the Times. Lacrosse 4-3, Monogram: Glee Club 3-2-1; Debate Coun- cil and Forum 2-1 : Hop Manager 4-3; Lieutenant 1. 195 B. CONN ANDERSON, JR. 1-2 Auburn, Alabama Senatorial Conn ' s first shock at West Point came when he had to drop his honorary rank of Colonel. Bemg a good rebel, however, he soon adapted himself and set out to find the easiest way to get through four years at the Point. His success was phenom- enal. To look at him you ' d never know he ' d been near West Point. Squash 4-3, Numerals; Tennis 4-3, Numerals: French Club 3-2; Mathematics Forum 2-1, President; Pointer Staff 4-3; West Point Forum 2-1, Steering Committee; Corporal 2; Captain 1. RANSOM JEROME AMLONG M-2 Arlington, Virginia Congressional Havmg served in the Air Force before entrance, Jerry was ready to take Cadet life in stride. Whether excelling on the Lacrosse Field or fightmg the tenths takers. Jerry showed a strong will to win, which won him respect. The big smile on his red face has become well known. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A ' Lieutenant 1. Corporal 2: l Nbp DARRELL LESLIE ANDERSON D-1 Solvang, California Congressional Andy came to West Point and had the rare good fortune of having as a roommate Dick Thompson. Disregarding aU the excellent advice given by his roommate, Andy went ahead making a name for himself throughout the Corps. He is a man who says what he thinks, does what he says, and always comes out on top. General Committee 3-2-1; Pistol Club 4-3-2; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Supply Sergeant 1. 196 Li . JAMES LEE ANDERSON New Lexington, Ohio G-1 Congressional After some time in the Air Force, " Andy, " de- cided on West Point. He enjoyed athletics (espe- cially wrestling with the red boy), and partici- pated in most of them. He never dragged, because of " The Girl Back Home, " so this left a great deal of time for him to be an avid admirer and sup- porter of " G-CO. " Lacrosse4-3, Numerals; Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 3-2-1; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Weight Lift- ing Club 2-1; French Language Club 4-3; Golf Club 1; Ordnance Club 2-1; Model Railroad Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. ROBERT GLENN ANDREE A-2 Rensselaer, Indiana Congressional Bob is always able to find the humorous side of any situation. Dragging and extracurricular ac- tivities vie for his attention. Bob is much in de- mand when a project comes up that requires a lot of creative talent. With his inherent good humor and enthusiastic nature, he never fails to make things more pleasant for those around him. Soccer 4; Wrestling 4; Camera Club 3-2-1; German Club 4-3; Howitzer Photo Staff 4-3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. GERALD DAVID ANKENBRANDT L-1 Arlington, Virginia Congressional On the surface Ank appears to have led a sheltered, highly disciplined life, being an Air Force Brat and having come from tin school to West Point. But between summer jaunts in Paris and a zest for things colorful and humorous, Ank has acquired an unaffected worldliness which endears him to us all. Swimming 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; French Club 3; Special Programs Committee 4-3-2-1; Water Polo Club 4-2-1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. ROBERT COLEMAN BACON Brownsville, Texas F-1 Congressional " There I was with my ukulele on the fifth floor of the Hotel Astor when " ! 01 " Bac, " as the other half of the Bacon-Hamm Combo, gained fame as the playboy of " F " Company. Endowed with a gift for athletics. Bob excelled in many fields of sports. The immortal Bac ' s happy-go- lucky attitude and his great personality are the trademarks which will be remembered by his many friends throughout the Corps. Football 4-3-2-1. Numerals, Monogram: Lacrosse 4, Numerals: Track 4, Numerals: Debate Council and Forum 1: Fishing Club 3-2-1; Golf Club 2-1: Spanish Club 3-2: Sergeant 1. ' •J ' CHARLES WILSON BAGNAL G-1 Florence, South Carolina Congressional Look for a winning intermurder team from G-1 if you want to find Charlie. CharUe went all out for everything he did, and succeeded in giving everybody a good laugh and a fair shake while doing so. He ' U always be remembered for his ready smile and rebel drawl. Cadet Chapel Usher 1: Fishing Club 3-2; Forum 1; Hop Manager 4: Ring Rep. 4-3-2-1: Special Programs Committee 4-3; Corporal 2; Captain 1; Battalion Com- mander 1. JOHN CHARLES BAHNSEN, JR. RocheUe, Georgia C-1 Senatorial " Doc " came up from the red clay of Georgia to smirk his way through Plebe Year and hustle BTP ' S for the C-1 Intramurder Squads. He brought with him a " go get ' em " attitude and a sense of humor that became well known through- out the Corps. Sincere and amiable, this rebel will be successful in any field. Track 4, Numerals: Wrestling 4: Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Fishing Club 1: Hop Committee 4-3-2-1 ; Skeet Club 4-3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1; Cor- poral 2: Lieutenant 1. at Lai tat. tiaclaiK DwCu m. 1 lintnu 198 while KEITH ANDREW BARLOW Salt Lake City, Utah G-2 Congressional Keith, known in some circles as Andy, came to us from two years of college and an army family background. He is weO known as being a staunch advocate of the Service as a career; and thus has fit very well in the military life here at West Point. His favorite pastimes included running track and teaching Sunday School. Cross Country 1; Track (Outdoor) 4-3-2-1; Track (In- door) 3-2-1: Cadet Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2: Cam- era Club 4-3-2: Chapel Usher 1: Debate Council and Forum 1: German Club 3-2; Pistol Club 4-3: Ski Club 4-3-2-1: Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. CLIFFORD HOWARD BAKER Paoli, Indiana E-2 Senatorial A true son of the Middle Border, Kip ' s ready wit and suave manner could pass as well on the Champs Elysees as in the Indiana corn fields. No obstacle baffles Kip, and whether discussing the sonnets to the Portuguese or explaining the Theory of Relativity, you will find Kip perfectly at ease. Academics were never too pressing to stifle his sense of humor or cheery invitations to drop by and " sit a spell. " General Committee 2-1; Sergeant 1. REID ANDERSON BARRETT E-1 Rock Hill, South Carolina Congressional Reid jumped from the frying pan into the fire when he left the Citadel to come to West Point. A few words of praise for South Carolina and an interest in football will make you his friend for life. In fact, he ' ll probably have you signed up and suited out for one of his intramural football teams. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; French Club 3-2; Golf Club 3-2-1; Handball Club 2-1; Ordnance Club 3-2-1; Skeet Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 199 ROBERT TODD BARRETT Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania H-2 Congressional " Preacher " Bob was for fovir years Purity Rep for Happy-Two. When not in the pulpit, he focused his attention upon the " flicks. " His " Little Theater under the 55th " was a feature attraction to all cinema lovers. Co-starring with his satirical wit, was a lust for perfection in every- thing he did. Football 3-2; Track 4-3-1; German Club 4-3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3; Lieutenant 1. JAMES SCHMAUCH BAUCHSPIES E-1 San Francisco, California Congressional An Army Brat of long standing, Jim came to West Point from any one of the forty-eight states. With his ready smile and easy going nature, he is sure to do well in anything he attempts. It is a certainty that wherever he goes, Jim will always have the lasting friendships of his classmates at U.S.M.A. Golf Club 3; Pistol Club 4; Debate Council and Forum 3-1; Howitzer 3-2-1 ; Dialectic Society 3-2-1; Track " A " 3-2; Cross Country " B " 2; Camera Club 1; German Club 3; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM PURNELL BAXTER K-2 Baltimore, Maryland N. G. Competitive From out of the fog of the Academic Depart- ment and the dust of the Tactics Department, the " quack " of " Bax " can b e heard resounding off the walls with a great tone of confidence. Once motivated, there ' s no stopping this hard-working, ever-grinning bUnd, friend of goats, and hives too. " Bax " is a typical Kappa Dos Fraternity brother, well liked and always " one of the boys. " Pistol Club 3; Russian Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. 200 JAMES EUGENE BEAL E-1 Everett, Washington Congressional Known as Nick, he is famous for his yarns, his ability to parley intramxiral golf into a profession, and his knack of avoiding the Area. For combat experience, he claims four long skirmishes with the Academic Department. West Point has made him an officer and a gentleman by Act of Con- gress. French Club 3-2; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Societv 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 4-3; Handball Club 3-2-1; Golf Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 4; Sergeant 1. IRVING ALONZO BEAUCHAMP H-2 Castlewood, Virginia Congressional Orator, poet and letter-writer extraordinaire. Beech maintained a brisk pace throughout his Cadet career. Although this Virginia gentleman preferred sipping mint julep at home on the plan- tation and his thoughts were always in sunny Florida, he still was able to do well at Woo Poo Tech. 15 August at Buckner and 14 July on his Cow Trip are " THE " dates of Beech ' s Cadet Days. Camera Club 3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Fishing Club 3-2-1; German Club 3-1; Public Informa- tion Detail 4-3; Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. STEVEN GROSVENOR BEEBE E-1 Sandy Spring, Maryland Reserve Competitive Two years at Lehigh University caused Steve little trouble with Academics and two years in the Ordnance Corps enabled him to become the first Plebe to join the Ordnance Club at West Point, becoming its President First Class Year. His subtle sense of himior will remain a lasting mem- ory to all those that knew him. Dialectic Society 4; Howitzer 4-3; Math Forum 1; Ordnance Club 4-3-2-1, President; Pistol Club 4; Radio Club 4; Russian Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. ■ ANTHONY ANDREW BENISH, JR. D-1 Tulsa, Oklahoma Congressional After spending a year in college, Tony experi- enced Plebe Year and enjoyed Camp Buckner and Yearling Year, without difficulties. Cow and First Class privileges finally arrived, and so did June. Tony, as the rest of ' 56 can attribute many happy experiences, as well as just plain experiences to West Point. Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 3: Sergeant 1. DAVID THOLIN BERRY Dallas, Oregon K-1 Senatorial Dave never let Academics interfere with his activities. He will always be remembered for his friendly disposition, though much of it was shared with hi s " red boy. " His timely remarks, sense of value for anything amusing, and his earnest de- sire to help those about him have enabled him to surmount the " System. " Pointer 4-3-2-1: Public Information 4-3-2-1: Sergeant 1. ROBERT C. BEYER, JR. Austin, Texas H-2 Congressional Bob ' s genial manner makes him acceptable in any group. His habit of doing everything in a big way and doing it well adds a bit of spark to those about him. No goat in academics, he ' ll make the top going away. Football 4: Hockey 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Catholic Acolyte 4-3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 202 JESSE EUGENE BLACKWELL L-1 Asheville, North Carolina Congressional Some people do it in four years, others do it in five. Jess is one of the latter group. It took three years to convince the German Department that " Er sprichtDeutsch. " It has been a rather long and weary road, but there is the same good feeling when one completes it, whether it ' s the long one or the short. He has determination, and like most of the troops, a will to win. Wrestling 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " , Major " A " ; German Club 4-3-2-1: Ordnance Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. MARK PAUL BINSTEIN F-2 Jersey City, New Jersey Congressional Coming directly from high school, Mark found that West Point proved no problem to his capabili- ties, nor did the Basketball Court, where he has made a lasting name for himself. For sure, Bin will have all the success possible after graduation because of his determination. Basketball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Howitzer Art Editor 3-2-1; Pointer Art Staff 4-3; Supply Ser- geant 1. JAMES CLAUD BLEWSTER I-l Magnolia, Arkansas Congressional If you wanted to see the latest Sports Illustrated, up to Jim ' s room you would go. This would also hold true if you wanted a pro drag for a weekend or the latest financial report on stocks and bonds. Plagued with a knee injury for the most part of four years, Jim still got around with his homespun humor, for which he will be remembered. Sunday School Teacher 4-3; Dialectic Society 2; German Club 3; Pointer 4-3; Ski Club 3; Special Programs Committee 3; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. m n ROBERT M. BLOCKER I-l MasUlon, Ohio Congressional This is the man we saw, in fatigues, scampering off the stage just as the curtain went up on more than one Hundredth Night Show. He ' s an expert in the mysterious business of setting up a scene and getting it out in front on cue; a talent that will serve him well on the Big Stage of the Army Set. Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; French Language Club 4-3; Ski Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. ROGER RECKLING BLUNT F-2 East Providence, Rhode Island Qualified Competitor Coming to West Point after a stretch in the Army, Rog was quick to earn the respect and friendship of his fellow inmates. He has never en- countered any academic problems, always work- ing conscientiously and willingly giving valuable aid to others when they have needed his help. Be- cause of his earnest manner he will never lack firiends. Lacrosse 4-3; Camera Club 3; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; French Club 3-2, Secretary; Glee Club 3; Corporal 2, Captain, Battalion Commander 1. JAMES PAUL BOLIN F-2 Westport, Connecticut Congressional A true Connecticut Yankee, but not in King Arthur ' s Court, is our friend Jim, the " Pride of Westport. " His turnout " star " in Spanish and his two usee ' s in Volleyball are the mark of a true competitor both on and off the fields of friendly strife. Jim ' s friendly smile and roaring laughter will be welcomed wherever he goes. Baseball 4; Honor Committee 2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. FRANK OWEN BONNARENS E-1 Browning, Missouri Regular Air Force Frank probably did more traveling on a shoe- string than any other man in the class. Once " home " again, he spent his time rebuilding the room ' s radio and carrying on a running corre- spondence with a dozen or more Chambers of Commerce. Interested in everything, Frank wUl always find friends to share his interests. Boxing 4; Wrestling 2: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; German Club 3; Public Relations Council 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 4; Radio Club 4-3; Sheet Club 4-3; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. ANGELO BORTOLUTTI M-2 Bronx, New York Air Force Competitive Ang came to West Point after four years in the Air Force. He took Plebe Year, Academics, and Cadet Life in stride. We all know that when the " Big A " goes back into the Service he wiU con- tinue to perform in the conscientious manner he always has. Boxing 4; Catholic Chapel Acolytes 2-1; Mathematics Forum 2-1; Pistol Club 2-1; Portuguese Club 3; Sheet Club 2-1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. ARTHUR FRANCIS BOUDREAU A-1 Melrose, Massachusetts Congressional Art transferred from Dartmouth, liking the ROTC at WP better than frat life. Hockey and soc. sciences (not academic) took many hours, as did studies. He always handled the women Like a true gentleman, but still ran into some tricky prob- lems. Here ' s hoping he continues solving problems as well as he has so far. Football 4-3, Numerals; Hop Manager 4-3-2-1; Hochey 4-3-2-1, Major " A " ; Lacrosse 3-2, Monogram. I r STUART WADDINGTON BOWEN G-2 Arlington, Virginia Senatorial Stuart, better known in the Corps as Stu or Slim came to West Point from an army family background. His favorite pastimes while at the Academy include playing golf and taking trips. Stu has made many friends here that will remem- ber him as he pursues his lifetime career in the Service. Golf 4-3-2; Debate Council and Forum 2: Howitzer 2-1, Advertising Manager 1: Spanish Club 3-2; Weight Lift- ing Club 2; Sergeant 1. THOMAS M. BOWES Fair Loro, New Jersey F-2 Qualified Alternate Tom ' s absent-mindedness and unorthodox ap- proach to situations provided a welcome rehef to our efficient atmosphere. Intramural prowess, singmg, and the sack complemented his spare time. Serious, able, and very human always, he mad e West Point more than just Parades, Classes, and Inspections. Cheerleading 1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4; French Club 3-2; Glee Club 2-1; Pistol Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. No 01 («plCii Soienpe ofNortl tleTal miln ALFRED C. BOWMAN New York, Ohio M-2 Congressional Ace came here, liked it so much, decided to stay for five years. Always ready to do a thorough job, he had one getting through Cow Year. Along with his diploma he should get a Ph.D. in solids, with all the EI he had. With his determination and likeableness, the Service should be home. Camera Club 4-3; Debate Council 4-3: Ordnance Club 1; Pistol Club 2; Pointer 4-3; Sheet Club 4; Spanish Club 2; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 206 if to ZEB BOYCE BRADFORD, JR. 1-2 Kannapolis, North Carolina Congressional No one found anything Zeb wasn ' t good at ex- cept Charlestoning with his roommates. A Social Science hive, ten years should find him Governor of North Carolina. He ' O be remembered for eating the Table Comm ' s toast, and snaking Plebe Drags. If he keeps his name tag as a crib, we ' ll know he ' s going to be all right. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Cheerleader 3: Debate Council and Forum I: French Club 3: Glee Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. STEVEN V. BOYLAN Clintonville, Connecticut F-1 Qualified Alternate Steve started out a week later than the bulk of ' 56, but once he started rolling he never stopped until graduation. He was always working hard and improving himself whether it be in the swim- ming pool, on the cross-country course, or in the classroom. His nicknames ranged from Bunky to Baron as everyone tried the impossible task of labe lling with one word his varied and humorous personality which will survive over the years as Steve. Swimming 4-3, Numerals; German Club 2; Hop Com- mittee 1; Sheet Club 3; Sergeant 1. GEORGE PEARSON BRANDEL M-1 Sharon Center, Ohio Congressional Four years ago the metropolis of Sharon Center lost a substantial part of its population when George came to West Point. One of the hardest working men in the Company, this quiet guy from Ohio will always be a credit to his State and his profession. German Club 3-2; KDET I; Ordnance Club 3; Public Information Detail 4-3; Weight Lifting Club 1; Ser- geant 1. 207 JOHN RAYMOND BRAY K-2 Fairmont, West Virginia Congressional Since John entered West Point after a few years at West Virginia University, he had little trouble with academics. His main interest lay in extra- curricular activities as is evidenced by the many different clubs that he joined. He especially en- joyed the summer training trips, for both the in- teresting training and the Company parties. Catholic Acolytes 2-1; Russian Club 2; Sergeant 1. CHARLES BLANE BRINKLEY M-1 Los Angeles, CaUfornia Congressional Brink entered The Point from the Prep school at Stewart AFB. Being a pseudo-hive gave him the time for working as a cartoonist for The Pointer, doing administration for the Forum, play- ing Hop Manager, and acting as station manager of Cadet Radio Station, KDET. He will remain in the M-1 Hall of Fame as a guy who Uked a good time, a good laugh, and a good drink. Boxing 4, Numerals; Debate Council and Forum 2; Hop Manager 4-3-2-1; Howitzer 4; KDET Broad- casting Staff 2-1, Station Manager; Pointer 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. FREDERIC JOSEPH BROWN, III C-1 Alexandria, Virguiia Congressional Rick caune, saw, and conquered. Failing to find enough work in Academics, he ventured into the deepest realms of Extra-Curricular Activities. He was never too busy to help a goat in need. No matter what job Rick undertakes, you can count on it being completed in a superior manner. Track 4-3-2-1, Manager; Cadet Public Relations C. 4-3-2-1, Steering Committee 2; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; French Club 3-2-1, President 2; Ord- nance Club 4-3; Howitzer 4-3; Ski Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Captain 1; Brigade Adjutant. w ROBERT ELLSWORTH BROWN 1-2 Palos Heights, Illinois Congressional Bob ' s theory on spoken Spanish caused him to ioin the Big Star Camp early in his Cadet days. But with his usual cool philosophy he fooled them. Not deterred by the calling red boy he was always to be found on the fields of friendly strife. His willingness to take on and complete tsisks will assure him of his goals. Hockey 4; Golf Club 3-1; Model Airplane Club 3; Pistol Club 3; Ski Club 3: Lieutenant 1. NICHOLAS JOSEPH BRUNO Melrose Park, Illinois H-1 Congressional On those days when everything went wrong, we always looked to Nick for a smile and a happy thought. Wrestling and football were his favorite pastimes, and being a borderline hive, and popu- lar, he had as many friends as tenths. If there is anyone we hope to run into after graduation, it ' s Nick. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Wrestling 4-3- 2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1; French Club 3-2; Golf Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. VICTOR THOMAS BULLOCK Lawton, Oklahoma E-2 Congressional Tom with his bouncy step and ready smile was famous on both sides of the " Quad. " He made many friends by his wiUingness to help a buddy in need and was one you could always depend on to do his best. Many wiU remember him for his diving ability both in the Varsity Pool and at the Puddle! Like the rest of us, Tom looked longingly at the outside and was more than ready to grad- uate when the time came. Football 4; Swimming 4-3-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Track 4; Howitzer 4; Ski Club 3-2-1; Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2; Corporal 2: Captain 1. i JERRY JOE BURCHAM A-2 Jasonville, Indiana Congressional Jerry ' s good nature has made him a friend to everyone who knows him. At West Point, Burch has shown the determination and ability that is certain to take him to the top in the Service. We will always remember him as the work-horse of A-2 Intermurder and a guy upon whom we could always depend for a good job. Swimming 4, Numerals: Howitzer 4; Corporal 2; Cap- tain, Company Commander 1. •5 -J i FRANK ALBERT BURD L-2 Chicago, Illinois Qualified Alternate The " Chugger ' s " skill on the gridiron and his delvings into Greek philosophy earned him the name of " Big Plato. " Frank has an easy going determination which promises to bring him great success in his chosen branch. His work with the Forum is evidence of his imagination and capabil- ities as an administrator. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram: Debate Council and Forum 2-1, Forum Chairman: Sergeant 1. (ifcestr Uidikii EDMUND D. BURHANS G-1 Saugerties, New York Congressional What can be said of a man who has worked hard and continually to become a leader as well as a friend, a man who has given humor to the life around him, yet sought sincerity in matters of Duty and Honor? A great oration might suffice, but from us who are not so gifted in oration, we can only say — well done. Spanish Club 3; Sheet Club 3-2: Ski Club 3: Radio Club 1: Honor Committee i; Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. 210 L DENNIS LEE BUTLER C-1 Jerome, Idaho Qualified Competitor " Denny " came here with a wealth of knowledge of the service, being a member of the Medical Corps, US Army for four years. He has been a member of many Corps Squads during his stay. His most prominent position is crouched behind home plate at Doubleday Field. He is well known for his extraordinarily high competitive spirit. Baseball 3-2-1, Captain, Major " A " ; Basketball 4-3-2, Numerals, Monograms; French Club 3-2; Pointer Staff 2-1; Debate Council 2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. THORNTON AKIN BURNS, JR. C-1 Barnesville, Georgia Congressional Thornton was not new to the Military, having spent one year at V.M.I. His easy going maimer, characteristic of a true Southerner, is serving him well here at the Academy. Being an academic goat has given him a healthy attitude for the dif- ficult jobs facing him, and his determination to do these tasks will assure him success in his career. Wrestling 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 4-3-2; German Club 3; Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1, Regimental Supply Sergeant. HARLAN BARRY BYNELL Minneapolis, Minnesota A-2 Senatorial Barry hails from the " Land of Lakes. " He en- tered " Hudson High " with a broad grin and a contagious sense of humor. He took academics in his easy stride, confounding the goats with his knack of getting 3.0 ' s without reading the lesson. He leaves " Woo Poo " with a broader grin and a still more contagious sense of humor. Portuguese Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. 211 EVERETTE GATTIS CALDWELL C-2 Winona, Mississippi Congressional Helping C-2 stay " Pro " , or shooting pool in the Class Club, " Ev " was tops. As busy as he was, he always managed to catch " 40 winks " between classes. After classes or on the weekends, " Ev " could be found under liis baker ' s hat making pizza or baking a cake. His parting words to the " Tacs " , " Where is the secret trunk room? " Cross Country 4-3; Track 4, Numerals; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Camera Club 3-2-1; French Club 3; Sergeant 1. 1 . JOEL RICHARD CAMPIS L-1 Birmingham, Alabama Senatorial Dick will always be remembered for Ins " triple- flip fly-away " . Practically every afternoon he ' d be over at the gym flying on the rings for Coach Malone and the gymnastics team- and it would take quite some time to get him down to earth. His roommates were never quite able to coax him to try that dismount out the window. Undoubtedly he ' U make good. Gymnastics 3-2-1, Monogram; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3- 2-1; Glee Club 3; Pistol Club 3-1; Ski Club 4-3; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. STE ' VEN LOOMIS CANBY San Antonio, Texas Most of Can-Head ' s time at West Point was taken up by either academics or sack. On any afternoon that he wasn ' t hitting the books, he could be found in the bag. We in B-2 will always remember the colorful war-stories of his trips with the Water-Polo Club, and his heated debates with the 5th Division B.P. Water Polo Club 3-2-1; Chess Club 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 1; Golf Club 3-1; Russian Club 4-3 ; Ski Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. 212 I HOWARD RAY CANNON A-1 Kansas City, Missouri Regular Air Force The Rabid army soccer fans will remember " Joe " Cannon for his efforts as goalie. He picked up this nickname at USMAPS, and it stuck with him on the soccer team. Being one of the old men in ' 56, he was ever wont to remind the youngsters that they should " mind their elders. " His mature outlook assures his success. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram., Major Dialectic Society 3-2; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM CHRISTI CAREY K-1 Hampton, Virginia Congressional Will C ' s warm smUe and friendly manner quickly won him many friends in his Company. He was always willing to step up and help with any task that needed attention. His sincere in- terest and friendly manner wiU be missed by his Company mates and should aid him in his future life. Camera Club 3-2; Catholic Chapel Acolytes 3-2-1; Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3; Fishing Club 1; Howitzer 4-3; Ordnance Club 2-1; Ski Club 2-1, President: Spanish Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. - ROBERT PERCY CARON Phoenix, Arizona I-l Congressional Soft spoken and sincere. Bob easily makes friends. I Co ' s. contribution to " A " Squad La- crosse, Robert, is noted for his drive, agility, and droopy drawers. Horses, cacti, and the wide open spaces, whether found at home in Phoenix, or on someone ' s P.J. ' S, are always on his mind. Sorry, Bob, no more horses in the Army. Football 4-3; Lacrosse 4-3-2, Numerals; French Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. ' •tir4»- 213 ELDON D. CARR Sheridan, Missouri B-2 Congressional " Al " has always paid strict attention to details. This has never hampered his aU encomi assing friendliness and asjiLrations. His high standings in the esteem of others, in academics, and in ath- letics point toward well roundedness. Fencing 4-3: Golf Club 2-1: Pistol Club 3-2: Ski Club 4-3-2-1: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. JOSEPH R. CARRAWAY A-1 Tientsin, China Congressional The Big Southerner with a warm smile and a helping hand for everyone, that was Joe. No one can forget his big bass voice that kept us all awake in Chapel every Sunday, nor hLs true Southern appetite that cleaned the table for us every meal. Top man on intramural track, here ' s hoping he stays on top. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. Newport, Proud ilolus liaiiiisyi ffiH.V. SoathA) MICHAEL F. CAVENAUGH D-1 New Castle, Delaware Congressional The third generation of Cavenaughs perpetu- ated a great tradition that bright day in Jul y of 1952. Since that time Mike has become known for his ready humor, good nature, musical abUity, and his way with the ladies. Perhaps he is most famous for dragging eleven different girls during Plebe Christmas. Catholic Choir 4-3: Debate Council and Forum 1: Glee Club 3; Ski Club 4; Spanish Club 4; Sergeant 1. 214 1 RAYMOND CELESTE New York, New York A-2 National Guard Ray came to West Point via The New York National Guard. After a somewhat rough start he settled quite easily into Cadet Life. He breezed through the first two years, but had a rude awakening " Cow Year. " After resolving the Sec- ond Class academic problem he settled back to wait for the " Gold Bars. " Handball Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. PLATO GEORGE CHAMBERS I-l Newport, Rhode Island Congressional Proud of his Greek descent is Plato, known to all of us as " Jack. " His friendly smile and warm handshake are a couple of Jack ' s trademarks, as is his H.V. (high volvime) voice which everyone in South Area has heard. One of Jack ' s favorite pastimes, was " stagging " at hops. Wherever there are " paaties " to go to. Jack will be there. Lacrosse 4-3; Glee Club 2. RICHARD CONANT CHASE Boston, Massachusetts B-1 Presidential Life as an " Army Brat " and a year at Stewart Field brought Dick to West Point well prepared for Army discipUne. Academics were right in his line, and he always had time for those big Glee Club and Choir trips to the " City. " His con- genial nature and ability to win friends wiU un- doubtedly carry him far in his chosen career. Soccer 4-3-2, Monogram; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Cadet Glee Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 215 RALPH JOSEPH CHESNAUSKAS 1-2 Brockton. Massachusetts Qualified Alternate If you care to learn the fine points of football, baseball, or hockey, see Ralph Chesnaaskas. Al- though he is known for his many athletic feats, he is sure to make a fine officer due to his abiUty to get things done when it is necessary and his knack of getting along with people. Baseball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Football 4-3- 2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Hockey 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Chess Club 4; Sergeant 1. JEFFERON DAVIS CHILDS St. Louis, Missouri K-1 Congressional " Jeffy " will always be one of the boys. His easy- going manner and willingness to help anyone in need made him admired and liked by all who meet him. He will be best remembered by his personally guided tours of the world, via his ham radio. Definitely a ladies ' man, Jeffy is all for a co-ed institution. Soccer 4, Numerals; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Camping and Fishing Club 3-2-1; French Club 3-2-1; Radio Club 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. HARRY GEORGE CHRISTOPHER L-1 McKeesport, Pennsylvania Congressional Excepting for a small struggle with the Map- Makers of M. T. and G., Chris always came out on top in his fight with the Academic Depart- ment. Being one of the elders in L-1, his fatherly advice will long be remembered. In the future his determination, coupled with his sincerity will assure him of a successful career. Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 216 JOHN J. CLARK G-1 Ojai, California Congressional To step among the ranks of those who will lead others in life is a hard thing to accomplish for most; yet quite a natural thing for a few. Jack has shown himself to be one of these few. " A Maxi- mum of Efficiency with a Minimum of Effort, " he once used to praise a classmate — indeed these words are equally suited for himself. Fishing Club 3; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; Cor- poral 2; Captain 1. DAROLD WENDLE CLONTS Solomon, Arizona H-2 Senatorial Darold came to West Point from the Air Force. Keeping half a dozen girls on the string was natural to him, leaving him plenty of time to get very wrapped up in red-boy. His amazing dis- covery of " Loud-FI, " a 50 decibel variation of High-FI, endeared him to all our hearts. Tennis 4-3, Numerals: Squash 4, Numerals; Camera Club 3-2; Pistol Club 3-2; Radio Club 4; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. WHIT LEWIS COATS B-2 New Madrid, Missouri Congressional Come June ' 56, none will be happier than Whit to leave that Foreign Northern Soil to go South to his futiu-e. His " Hop Manager Hop " became famous during four years of hard work. His name didn ' t bless the Dean ' s List but his determina- tion, sense of himior, and unfaUing success to drag pro(?) boosted him along the way. Hop Manager 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 2-1: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. THOMAS J. CODY Washington, D. C. G-1 Presidential Tom carried on a seasonal rivalry for " Number One Son, " and a daily contest of hand matching. HLs cheery greeting of " Do you have any more milk? " will long haunt Washington Hall. For four years we have enjoyed his sarcasm and have been swejjt by his driving ambition to " have the party at the beach. " Soccer 4-3, Monogram; Fishing Club 3-2; Forum. 2-1; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2-1; Corporal 2; Supply Sergeant 1. « II WILLIAM FRANCIS CODY 1-2 I Washington, D. C. Congressional Personality, charm, athletic skill and an I.Q. of 58, would be about seventy-five per cent correct in describing " Catfoot. " He will long be remem- bered playing quarterback and shortstop, reading the newspaper at least two hours each night, and using his slide rule as a straight edge. Baseball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Football 4-3- 2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Catholic Choir 4; Debate Council and Forum 1; Sergeant 1. Fort Ml AdA Cadet 1 Whin asourC HARRY ALLEN COMESKEY Tiffin, Ohio C-2 Congressional Ohio ' s favorite son came to West Point to join the Class of ' 55, however he liked the place so well that he stayed to graduate with the Class of ' 56. We wish him Good Luck and hope that some day he will have as many stars on his shoulder as he does on his B-robe. Swimming 4, Numerals; Radio Club 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. MICHAEL JOHN CONRAD Fort Monmouth, New Jersey C-2 Congressional An Army Brat, Mike was active in all phases of Cadet life. When he wasn ' t dragging, you could find him playing Corps Squad baseball or acting as our Class President. With his friendly smile and cheerful disposition, Mike cannot faU to be a suc- cess in the Service. Baseball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " , Navy Star; Boxing 4-3; Class Committee 2-1; Class President; Lieutenant 1. JOHN ROGER CONKLIN Poughkeepsie, New York F-2 HMS Jack joined the ranks at the Academy after a year at NYMA. Easily adapted to the life at the Point, he enjoyed good relations with both the TD and the Academic Department. Jack enjoyed dragging, handball and tennis. He will always be remembered for his easygoing way and his efficient manner of getting things done. Track 4, Numerals; Class Committee 1; Handball Club 1; Russian Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Captain 1. JAMES ARNOLD COOK Long Beach, California D-1 Congressional It ' s a long way from Southern California to the land of the Eskimo winters, but this boy managed to stand it. He dragged a lot and studied when he had to. His trips to the village with Schwartz have been classic adventures, and he has always ad- vocated free phone service between W.P. and Vassar. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; English Literature Seminar 3-2; Portuguese Club 3-2; Public Information Detail 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 219 DAVID MILTON CORDERMAN F-1 Arlington, Virginia Co ngressional Little David ' s year at Dartmouth gave him a sound basis for his fine Academic record here at West Point. Dave ' s athletic abUity made him a natural at any sport he played. Always ready with a helping hand, the Cord did much to make life in F-1 more enjoyable. Dave ' s ability for making friends and his easygoing manner will always be remembered, and assure him a bright future in any field. Cross Country 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram: Track 4, Numerals; Class Committee 2-1: German Club 4-3: Golf Club 3-2-1: Pointer 3: Public Information Detail 4-3-2: Ski Club 4-3: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. I CARLETON COULTER, Baltimore, Maryland III K-1 Presidential Hailing from Baltimore, the son of an Army officer, Carl decided on a military career before he was able to say " West Point. " He will be remem- bered for his winning smUe, and his uncanny ability to keep calm and collected under the most trying situations; his motto is, " There is no sub- stitute for the pad. " Sailing Club 4-3: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 2-1: English Literature Seminar 3-2-1, Cadet in Charge: Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Sergeant 1 . CICERO COUNCIL, JR. 1-2 Cameron, North Carolina Congressional " CC " a North Carolina boy, was so entranced with West Point that he took the five year course. He took to the Drill immediately, but he still distrusts wearing shoes. It will remain a mystery to everyone but 1-2 how such a big smile can come from a man so skinny that he doesn ' t cast a shadow. Lacrosse 4, Numerals; Debate Council 3-2; Sergeant 1. WALLACE S. GRAIN M-1 Thomaston, Alabama Congressional Muckoid Grain, " the silent one, " between keep- ing his nose in German Tactics books or throwing around barbells in the weight room has found plenty of time to be a swell guy who is liked by all. His conscientiousness and reUability will carry him far in his future career. Baseball 4; Debate Council 4-3; Spanish Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1, President; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. %W MAURY SPOTSWOOD GRALLE, JR. M-2 Washington, D.G. 3rd Alternate Congressional A Third Generation Pointer, Maury came to the Academy with his Plebe knowledge well boned up. His many diverse hobbies and interests kept him busily occupied during four congenial years and only rarely were we able to catch him in the sack. His initiative will serve himself and the Service well. Dining Hall Committee 1; KDET Broadcasting Staff 1; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Radio Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. HARRY WILSON GRANDALL Washington, D.G. B-2 Presidential Harry, who is an Army Brat, came to us from the Service. Though athletics were never his greatest interest, " Deacon " was always in there fighting when the time came. His mature sense of humor and his ability to get along with others will always be a source of respect and admiration to all who know him. Cadet Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1, Head Acolyte; Howitzer 4-3-2-1. Business Manager: Mortar 3, Business Man- ager; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. ROLAND BERTRAM CRASE K-1 Battle Creek, Mirhigan Congressional Rol may have been a goat in academics, but never in his efforts. We ' ll always remember his happy smUe and priceless tales of his travels, and who could forget that streak of light through South Area only thirty seconds after Assembly. His pertinacity and blind luck should serve him well in the future. Wrestling 4, Numerals. Club 3; Sergeant 1. French Club 4-3-2: Fishing TERRY WAYNE CREIGHTON C-2 Lansing, Michigan Congressional Terry will be remembered in C-2 for his model airplanes and his " Hi-Fi " records. Always " eager " in everything, he not only found time to keep people awake with these two pastimes, but he was a stand-out on the Company ' s cross country, wrestling, and water polo teams. Model Airplane Club 4-3-2-1, President, Vice President, Secretary Treasurer; Radio Club 3; Sergeant 1. ROBERT DAVID CREMER C-1 West Reading, Pennsylvania Qualified Alternate Football and discus occupied most of the free time of Reading ' s Golden Boy, but he always had enough left to haze his roommates and complain about the System. Bob hasn ' t changed much since he came here. He probably never will. Some might call him stubborn, but it seems to us that he has just enough tenacity and perseverance to make any mission a successful one. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals: Track 4-3-2-1, Major " A " : Ring Committee 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 222 1 WILLIAM RALPH CRITES Omaha, Nebraska M-2 Congressional Bill Crites, " Uncle WiUy " to most of us, tossed senior year at Omaha U. to the winds in order to pledge U.S.M.A. Here he met the challenge of Academic and Tactical Departments with a sense of both duty and humor. With his receding hair line, " Uncle Willy " is destined for a colorful career. Track 4-3; Glee Club 3-2-1, Treasurer 1: Hop Com mittee 4-3-2-1, Chairman; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3 Pointer 4-3-2; Corporal 2: Captain 1. WILLIAM FRANKLIN CREWS E-1 Lynchburgh, Virginia Congressional Dick came from a large Virginia family. Like most of us, he developed a deep attachment for his redboy, when not too envolved in extracurricu- lar activities, Dick devoted enough time to his studies to rank in the upper third of his class. His easy-going, relaxed manner should win him many friends in his military career. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Camera Club 3-2-1: French Club 3-2: Golf Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 3; Sergeant First Class 1. CARL LOUIS CROFT G-1 Brunswick, Georgia Congressional Carl came to West Point after a year of college, but found that he could not Uve as before. After learning the rudiments of Cadet life as a Plebe, he still managed to maintain the disposition of the genial gentleman from Georgia. His pleasant dis- position has won him high regard among his fellow Cadets. Football 4, Numerals; Cadet Chapel Usher 1: Fishing 3; Forum 2-1; Pointer 4-3; Portuguese 3-2: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 223 ERNEST EDWARD CROSS Pinehurst, Georgia F-2 Congressional An embryonic master of foreign affairs and current political problems, Ernie, if he is not care- ful, may find himself someday a Senator from Georgia. Whatever his final choice, his good na- ture and tenacity are bound to make him success- ful in whichever branch claims his loyalty. The Service will find that it has in its ranks an ener- getic, loyal, and capable Officer. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Ring Committee 4- 3-2-1 : Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. EDGERTON THORNE CROUTER E-2 Westport, Connecticut Congressional Jer is leaving West Point the same as he came, a good, easy going guy. Although not a hive, he still found time from his academic endeavors to indulge in the favorite Cadet vice— the sack. Through good times and bad, his sense of humor never left him. He will be remembered by all of us as a friend to aU. Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM PENN CRUM Portland, Oregon B-1 Senatorial BiU ' s first trip Eastward from Portland, Oregon, brought him to West Point. Here we have found him to be a sincere friend and a hard worker at every task. He ' s quite a man with the racket be it squash or tennis. Singing also seems to be one of his specialties. Bill is surely off to a success wher- ever he goes. Tennis 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Squash 4-3-2-1. Numerals, Monogram, Minor " A " ; Glee Club 2-1; Sheet Club 3; Special Program Committee 4-3-2-1, House Manager 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. RICHARD LEE CURL M-2 Chanute, Kansas Congressional After two years with the Engineers Dick had no trouble slipping into that hivey category at West Point. His cheerful, patient, and determined coaching put many a goat past the WGR ' S. A good soldier and conscientious worker, his Kan- sas smile and penchant for golf make him a man to watch. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Fishing Club 3-2; Glee Club 3; Golf Club 2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. RICHARD JOSEPH DALESKI E-2 Alpena, Michigan Competitive Ski — the quiet man, the orator, the friend, a broken heart or head could mend. But make no mistake, these virtues he could leave or take. No academic problem had this subtle laughing lad, but rifle was a different thing and much woe to him did bring. Ski wUl go far in life ahead, long after this ditty is old and dead. Wrestling 3; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 2; Debate Council and Forum 2-1 ; Dialectic Society 4; Golf Club 2-1 ; Hand- ball Club 2-1; Howitzer 4-3; Russian Club 3-2; Skeet Club 4; Ski Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. EDWARD FRANCIS DALY, JR. H-1 Brooklyn, New York National Guard Ed left dear old Brooklyn for a life with Uncle Sam. After a hitch with the Artillery, Ed came to Woo Poo to launch his career. He had a bit of trouble with Russian but with his drive and am- bition he was able to conquer that problem and end up on top of the heap. He should go a long way. Cross Country 4, Numerals; Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1, Associate Editor; Russian Club 3-2; Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1, President; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. ROBERT BENTON DANEK K-2 Minneapolis, Minnesota Qualified Competitor Bobby was very active in the Glee Club and Cadet Chapel Choir. Although he was no hive, he certainly was not a goat, for his determination to learn helped him capture that elusive tenth. He claimed Fort Sam Houston as his temporary home, but as an Army Brat he knows Minnesota, Japan, the Philippines and many others. We will always remember him for his appreciation of good food, his special bop, and as a true connoisseur of the fairer sex. Camera Club 4-3; Choir 4-3-2; Debate Council and Forum 3-2; Fishing Club 1; French Club 3-2; Glee Club 3-2; Sunday School Teacher 1 ; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. EVANGELOS DANTOS Haverhill, Massachusetts H-1 Congressional Dee arrived at West Point with a remarkable sense of humor which 4 years here have not dimmed in the least. His pet peeve is " Come on, let ' s go Dee, " and following this remark he usually does. For this he is well known to the Social Science Department. Dee ' s athletic prowess comes to the front in his excellent handball game. Dialectic Society 3-2-1; Handball Club 2-1 Club 4-3-2; Sergeant 1. ( Wta f liillllKi fend. He ikard « 1.11 FRANK LIGON DAY Phoebus, Virginia I-l Congressional Frank, Zuke, Zotts, Zook, whatever you call him, it ' s synonymous with the " model " Cadet. Who was the Plebe who smirked only by the num- bers? Who was it after Plebe Year that never stopped smirking? Who was always awake at reveille, early to Class, perpetually hungry? Oh heck, it ' s just another Day. Football 4-3-2, Monogram, Numerals; Lacrosse 4-3; Cadet Chapel Usher 1; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 4-3; Sheet Club 3-2: Corporal 2; Captain 1; Battalion Com- mander. 226 - a on, ik he to the RUDOLPH BOORAEM DE FRANCE K-1 Kingston, Rhode Island Congressional When Rudi was found, C-2 ' s loss was K-l ' s gain. It was a reward in itself to know him as a friend. He is an example of still water runs deep. A hard worker, he has impressed all with his cheerfulness, lack of maUce, and abundant supply of gum. It will be the fortunate soldier who serves with him. THEODORE JOHN DAYHARSH, JR. H-2 Alexandria, Virginia Presidential The time Ted didn ' t spend playing football, lacrosse, or sacking, he spent dragging. He holds the distinction of being the only man to ever " score a direct hit on the O.C. with a snowball. " Spending his summers either cavorting on the Riviera or hfe guarding at the Westchester Beach Club, Ted still returned to his Highland home each fall. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Track 4; French Club 4-3: Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1: Corporal 2: Captain 1. Swimming 4, Numerals 4-3-2-1: Sergeant 1. German Club 4-3-2-1: Acolyte WOOD RENE DE LEUIL Louisville, Kentucky A-2 Congressional Woodie came to us directly from high school and quickly established himself as the Class Clown in our Company. His antics have brought a little sunshine into many gloomy days. A natural hive, Woodie has had no struggle in academics. His wit and professional attitude are bound to take him to the top. Basketball Manager 3: Catholic Chapel Choir 2-1: Ger- man Club 3-2: Golf Club 1: Mathematics Forum 2; Pistol Club 4; Sheet Club 2-1; Ski Club 3; Sergeant 1. 227 GERALD ZOEL DEMERS Manchester, New Hampshire D-2 Congressional Whether it was at a Choir Rehearsal, at a 100th Night Show, or at the piano at an informal hop, our gray-haired Gerry was happy and fvill of enthusiasm. His wit and knack for getting things done well and in a hurry coupled with his ever- ready smile will make Gerry a success in whatever field he chooses. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1, Director 2-1; Dance Orchestra 2: Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Dialec- tic Society 4-3-2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Pointer 4-3; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. LEE ARMISTEAD DENSON L-1 Washington, D. C. Presidential Rarely does one have the privilege of associat- ing with a person whose unusual ability is matched only by his outstanding performance. Lee stands high not only with the Academic Department, but also with his classmates. His future is limited only by his own desires. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Hop Manager 4-3- 2-1; Russian Club 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Captain 1. FREDERICK RODGERS DENT, III M-2 Mobile, Alabama Congressional Although he took a large amount of ribbing be- cause of his great love for New Orleans jazz and clothes to match, " Fearless " kept us all in high spirits with his quick wit and ready sense of humor. His happiest times as a Cadet were spent at Delafield Pond with his ukulele. Track 4-3-2, Numerals; French Club 3; Sheet Club 3-2; Pistol Club 2-1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM ROBERT DEVOTO E-1 Atlanta, Georgia Honor Military School Bob, a Yankee by birth and a Southerner by circumstance, was a moderate hive, hence he had plenty of time to devote to his many extra- curricular interests. Marked by the camera he al- ways carried or by strains of Tschaikovsky ema- nating from his room, his ready smile and execu- tive abiUty will long be remembered. Camera Club 3-2-1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Dance Orchestra 4-3; Debate Council 4-3: Dialectic Society 3- 2-1; French Club 3-2; Forum iSCUSA) 1; Glee Club 3-1; Golf Club 1; Howitzer Staff 4-3-2-1; Pointer Staff 3-2; Sergeant 1. ARTHUR EUGENE DEWEY E-2 Mainesburg, Pennsylvania Congressional One of the most personable men in the Class, Gene has left his mark written high up in the Academy Records. He has been an Honor Student for four years as well as one of the most active men in the Corps. Gene ' s proudest honor was his appointment as Sunday School Superintendent. He will always be remembered as a friend to all. Rifle 4-3-2; Track 4; Debate Council 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; French Club 4-3-2; Honor Committee 2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM LOUIS DI GENNARO K-1 Follansbee, West Virginia Senatorial When Academics caught up with " DI " in Cow Year, he faced them with typical West Virginia resolution. His ability helped him become essen- tial to the functioning of the Debate Council, and helped him keep a well-filled address book which allowed him to spend numerous weekends at the hops and on " Flirty. " Catholic Acolyte 4-3-2; Catholic Choir 3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1, Secretary, Vice President Dialectic Society 2-1; French Club 3; Glee Club 1 Pointer 3-2-1; Ring Committee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2 Lieutenant 1. I EVERETT STANWOOD DIEZ Glendale, Missouri B-2 Congressional From the halls of Phi Delta Theta at Washing- ton University came " Chintz. " A stellar athlete, he never failed to make a favorable impression both on and off the athletic field. A little short of height and hair, but with an excess of friendship, Stan ranks with the best in the Company and in the Corps. Baseball 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram; Gymnastics 4-3, Numerals: German Club 3-2: Golf Club 2-1: Public In- formation Detail 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Captain 1. I JOSEPH MARK DOUGHERTY 1-2 Glasgow, Kentucky Air Force Competitive Joe, one of the hives of Co. 1-2, has made quite a reputation for himself as Chairman of the Honor Committee. He found life at Western Ken- tucky too slow and boring, so he came to the Grey Walls. Since entering he has proven himself in academics and on the fields of friendly strife of Intermurder. Lacrosse 4-3; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; Honor Commit- tee 2-1, Chairman; Corporal 2; Captain 1; Brigade Training Officer. i Here ' s times a red of vis an ami PAUL GUSTAF DOUGHERTY Newark, New Jersey L-2 Congressional PG ' s name has probably appeared on more Corps Squad Lists than that of anyone else in L-2. As an adroit fencer, he foiled many an oppo- nent, and his record as a field event trackman is equall y successful. His ringing voice at the dinner tables will be re-echoing tiU 1960. We wish him the best of luck. Football 4; Fencing 4-3, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Glee Club 3-2-1; Sheet Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 230 f JAMES LEE DOZIER Arcadia, Florida I-l National Guard Here ' s the only man who wore his hat at all times (except to bed). Skinny, crew-cut, bright red of visage after brief exposure to sunshine, with an accent straight from the swamps, he had time to r ' ar back and cast a cynical glance at almost anything. He excels and takes great pleasure in aU he does — be it fighting or fun. Chapel Choir 4-3: Chapel Usher 1: Dialectic Society 3-2-1; Model Airplane Club 3-2: Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. RICHARD PATRICK DOWELL Washington, D. C. D-2 Presidential A true Army Brat, Dick graduated from St. John ' s Military School and headed for USMA. Not one to let academics interfere with his educa- tion, he always spent a lot of time on extra- curricular activities and reading. Hard working and idealistic, Dick shouldn ' t have much trouble finding success in his new career. Swimming 4-3, Numerals, Monogram: Brigade Hotel Representative 1; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1 : Cath- olic Chapel Usher 1: Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1: Dialectic Society 4: General Committee 2-1: National Debate Tournament 1, Chairman: Public Information Detail 4; Corporal 2: Captain 1. ROBERT MALCOLM DUNCAN E-2 Alexandria, Virginia Qualified Competitor " Bob, " a blonde Virginian, is as easy to get along with as his wide grin suggests. Academics never got him down although he spent his time studying. A muscle-man he won his letter in th e gym, yet had time to be unofficial typist for most of the company. Bob is also noted for his drag- ging, music (voice, harmonica, etc.), and tenor laugh. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " , Navy Star; Chapel Chimers 4; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3; Howitzer 4; Sunday School Teacher 4-1; Sergeant 1. JACK ADAIR DUNN D-2 Attalla, Alabama Congressional With cheering grin and rebel spirit, Jack has managed to stay one step ahead of the Academic Board for four years. His ability to snow the TD lay in a good foundation in interior decorating at Auburn and 22 months in the USAF. Always a draggoid, never a hive, he ' ll be remembered best for " It ' s all relative. " Soccer 3-2-1, " B " Squad Coach, Numerals 4, Coaches Major " A " : Lacrosse 4; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4; Howitzer 4; Pistol Club 1; Pointer 4; Rally Band 2; Russian Club 2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. ALBERT JAMES DYE L-1 Roswell, New Mexico Senatorial Having had one Plebe Year at New Mexico Military Institute, " A.J. " wasn ' t bothered by the system and was able to spend his free time adding that extra punch to L-1 Intermurder! His will to win and his ability to make friends, females in- cluded, wUl be long remembered in the hallowed halls of L Co. for years to come. Pointer 4-3-2-1, Circulation Manager; Spanish Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. Bl CHARLES EUGENE EASTBURN A-2 Meridian, Mississippi Congressional An Army Brat, Gene is a rebel through and through. Though he had a few close brushes in academics, he came out on top and counts skeet and hotel parties as two favorite pastimes. He will be remembered for studying hard and staying hot on the Plebes. His self-confidence and con- scientiousness will stand him in good stead in later years. Hockey 4-3-2-1, Manager, Major " A " ; Camera Club 3-2; French Club 4-3; Golf Club 3-2; Pistol Club 4-3; Skeet Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. ROBERT HUNT EASTON Middlebury, Vermont M-1 Congressional Bob has that certain quahty that makes him a friend of everyone he meets. His Vermont humor can keep one laughing for hours. Seriously devoted to academics, he found a permanent place on the Dean ' s List. After four years here, Bob now looks forward to a bright future and a happy career. Debate Council 3-2; French Club 4-3; Ordnance Club 1; Pistol Club 1; Pointer 4-3-2; Sergeant 1. VERNON EDWARD EBERT Gunnison, Colorado L-1 Congressional Bear Mountain was just a foothill to Vern who brought his skis aU the way from Western State College in Colorado. He prayed for snow not rain on Saturday, but will be remembered for his typical Western philosophy: " You ' re all a bunch of Flatlanders. " Ski Club 4-3-2-1, Captain; French Club 3; Pistol Club 4-3-2-1, Custodian, President; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Cor- poral 2; Sergeant 1. CONRAD CLAUDE EGE Carmel, California K-1 Senatorial " Coimie " came to West Point from California and brought the sunny atmosphere with him. His background as an Army Brat served him well, and he took Cadet Life in stride. Not one for studying too hard, his favorite activity was firing for the Rifle Team. His personaUty and outlook assure him a " Starry " future. Rifle 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Hop Committee 4-3-2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieu- tenant 1. 233 PHILLIPS G. P. ELIOT Garden Citv, New York F-2 Presidential West Point usually tends to mold its sons into a pattern. PhU ' s mission: be himself. His inde- pendence characterized his Cadet career. Able in atliletics and academics, he gave much and gained much in his four years Intra-Muros. Football 4: Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. JAMES NEAL ELLIS Carbondale, Illinois D-2 Presidential In spite of his many extra-curricular activities, Jim always had time to help a classmate. His few losing scrapes with the TD were oifset by his im- mediate victory over the Academic Department. With his good sense of humor and a knack for getting things done, Jim can only meet with success in the Service. Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1, Department Super- intendent 2; Public Information Detail 4-3-2-1; Special Program Committee 4-3-2-1, Treasurer 2, Chairman 1; SCUSA 3-2-1; Portuguese Club 3-2, Treasurer 2; First Sergeant 1. iii;abiiii " vou dot sell dont hisloyalt for a life iCc Mtmi DONALD LEE ERNST A-1 Ardmore, Oklahoma Congressional " Oklahoma Ernie " was a strict advocate of the " Study and Coast " method -a lazy Sooner. HLs easy manner and personality won him many friends at W.P. His manner will continue to bring him success as he looks forward to a career in the service, and his slow talk will bring a life lived to the hut, a goal he strives for. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monograms; Honor Com- mittee 1: Portuguese Club 3-2-1, President; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. 234 VINCENT JOSEPH ESPOSITO, West Point, New York JR. A-1 Congressional Mike was already used to West Point, having lived here for thirteen years. Mike ' s abUity in academics and on the track serve to illustrate his well-rounded nature. His helpfulness to his " Goatier " classmates and his friendly spirit are but two of the many qualities which make Mike one of the most liked men in the Corps. Trach 4-3-2-1. Numerals, Major " A " ; Cross Country 4-3-2-1, Numerals; Chess Club 2; Dance Orchestra 4; Debate Council and Forum 2-1 : Mathematics Forum 2-1 ; Model Railroad Club 2-1; Rally Band 4-3-2-1; Sunday School Teacher 4-3; Sergeant 1. ■K ii WILLIAM P. FARMER Maysville, Kentucky G-1 Senatorial Phil is G-l ' s own Kentucky Colonel. His writ- ing ability and friendly good nature led to many a " you don ' t know me, but . . . " and a never to be forgotten trip to Richmond. Phil enjoys a good time, but he can always be counted on for a job well done, his conscientiousness towards duty and his loyalty to friends wiU stand him in good stead for a life time career. Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; French Club 3; Ordnance Club 3; Public Information Detail 4-3-2-1. Cadet-in-Charge 1; Ski Club 4-3-1; Sergeant 1. ROBERT GORDON FARRIS L-2 Montgomery, Alabama Qualified Alternate Bob ' s name is known nationally for his standout performances on the gridiron. A player of AU- American caliber in 1953, he was a great inspira- tion tc Army as the non-playing captain of the 1954 Squad. However, he proved himself in other ways, and his great personaUty and abOity earned for him the honored rank of First Captain. There is no one more certain of his great potential than his classmates in L-2. Football 4-3-2, Captain, Numerals, Major " A " ; Track 4, Numerals; Gymnastics 4. Numerals; Handball Club 2; Sunday School Teacher 2; Corporal 2; Captain 1, Brigade Commander. 235 THEODORE MARTIN FAURER D-1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional The last of three brothers to attend the Acad- emy, Ted cheerfully came, stayed, and cheerfully left. Sometimes it was the great American Myth, sometimes getting lost in the job, and sometimes a good place to be. But really the Point will be remembered as the formative years as he builds on a successful start. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1: English Literature Seminar 4-3; French Club 4-3; Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. HUGH LA VERNE FILBY A-2 Wrightsville, Pennsylvania Regular Air Force Three years of previous service in the Air Force gave Hugh a good military background for his stay here at the Academy. During his four years here Hugh kept up his many friendships throughout the Corps, and his beaming smUe won him many more. Academics were no problem, but Hugh appUed himself well, and the fine record established here at West Point will further him greatly in his mUiteu-y career. Gymnastics 4; Soccer 4, Numerals; Camera Club 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; French Club 4-3; Golf Club 2; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. DONALD ADOLPH FISCH K-2 Chicago, Illinois Regular Army Camp. Don has earned his name as the George Burns of the Glee Club; his fog horn sounding through the Divisions of Kappa Dos as well as Kendrick Hall. He could be found dividing his reading between Von Clausewitz and Eshbach. Rifle 4; Glee Club 3-2-1; Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 2-1; P.I.O. 4-3-2-1; Public Relations Coun- cil 2-1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. LARRY D. FITZGERALD H-1 Andover, Kansas Congressional When not carving left-handed boomerangs, or housebreaking lost mice, Fitz was probably dream- ing up other schemes. Lucky enough to sail through academics effortlessly, " Fitzhumpty " put a lot of energy and drive into earning a spot on the Track Team, and there always seemed to be plenty left for any other challenge. Cross Country 4-3-2-1, Numerals; Track 4-3-2-1, Nu- merals, Major " A " : Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Honor Committee 2-1; Math Forum 3-2-1; Model Railroad Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. ROBERT ARMSTRONG FLORY Albert Lea, Minnesota H-1 Senatorial Bob, born in Virginia but claiming the Gopher State as his home, always kept himself busy with either Corps Squad Soccer or by working wdth the Dialectic Society. He was always willing to help in any way he could. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Monogram 3; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; Dialectic Society 3-2-1, Vice-President 1; Sheet Club 3-2; Corporal 2; 1st Sergeant 1. RALPH HENDRIX FLOYD I-l Austin, Texas R. A. Competitive Foche came to us with one purpose — to become a good officer. He certainly will be. He was known for his cute ditties, his pride in his personal ap- pearance, and dead seriousness while acting in official capacity. There is no doubt that Foche has become a credit to both his native Texas and the United States Army. Cheerleader 2-1: Wrestling 4-3; Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Debate Council and Forum 4-3; Dialectic Society 4-3-2- 1; Hop Committee 4-3-2-1; KDET Radio Staff 1; Ordnance Club 1; Pistol Club 4; Pointer 2-1 ; Spanish Club 4-3-2; Weight Lifting Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. FREDERIC JOHN FOGH Englewood, Colorado B-2 Congressional Fred, ex-playboy of Colorado A M, found life on " The Rock " enjoyable. " Freddy Fugg " was known for his vast knowledge of the elephant. His screaming of the virtues of his home state and the joys of living in the Rockies make him a person t o be remembered. It can be counted as a real pleasure to have known him. Dialectic Society 4-3: Ski Club 2-1 ; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1 . NORMAN CLARK FOLDEN, JR. K-2 San Francisco, California Congressional Since his first day in Kappa Dos, Skip has aspired to the " Two Gold Bars " after graduation. Studies have been no obstacle, and only a pretty girl ' s smUe has taken his mind long enough to make him a confirmed draggoid. With a bright future before him. Skip ' s success is sure. Soccer 4: Track 4: Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. JOHN WILLIAM FOSS Litchfield, Minnesota D-2 Congressional John was Army from the very start. Pfc. Foss became Cadet Foss with a minimum of difficulty. The few stumbUng blocks cast in his path were eliminated through his determination and drive. If a job was to be done, John would see it through to the end. Success can be the only wage fcr such an ideal. Soccer 4-3, Monogram: Wrestling 4-3; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1; Catholic Chapel Usher 1; Debate Coun- cil 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 238 1 EUGENE FOX New York, New York C-2 Congressional Out of the depths of the Bronx came Gene to join the Long Grey Line. When not engaged in hitting the books or the pad, he kept busy with trips, dragging or his favorite, the cross word puzzle. The future, we hope, will be as rewarding to Gene as has been the past. Cross Country 4: Dialectic Society 2: Handball Club 2-1 : Jewish Chapel Choir4-3-2-l; Spanish Club2; Sergeant 1. EUGENE A. FOX H-2 Arlington, Virginia Congressional Gene came to West Point as an Army Brat. He has vivid stories concerning his many travels especially those concerning his stay in Japan during the occupation. Academics give him little trouble. Thus, his only worries are blind dates and lack of cold beer. Catholic Choir 4-3: Soccer 3-2, Monogram: Weight Lift- ing Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. WINFIELD CRAWFORD FRANK B-2 Phoenix, Arizona Congressional Win spent most of his free time on the Soccer Field. He never let anything get him down for he was always smiling. However, his attitude changed when he was in the Boxing Ring. His easy going personality made it a pleasure to know him. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " : French Club 3: Pistol Club 3-2; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. JERRY CLARK FRECKA C-2 Ironton, Ohio Congressional After learning how to take it easy for a year at Ohio State University, Jerry was easily converted to lif e as a Cadet. Whenever he was not shooting pool in the Class Club, he could be found in the sack. Academics presented no difficulties to Jerry and he was always willing to help his less fortunate classmates stay " pro. " From his record at the Point, there is no doubt that Jerry will be a success wherever he goes. Baseball 4-3, Numerals, Monogram; Corporal 2; Ser- geant 1. WILLIAM RICHARD FREDERICK E-1 East Williston, New York Congressional Rich is the indifferent sort of hive, receiving Stars Yearling Year. He hates academics with a passion, but he always came out smelling like a rose. He liked running, I guess; soccer was his sport, and we know he ran the cross country course " just for fun. " He didn ' t drag much. It was too tiring a pastime. Corps Squad Soccer 4-3-2-1; Corps Squad Wrestling 4-3; Chess Club 3; Forum Club 2-1; Glee Club 3-1; Handball Club 1; Public Relations Council 2-1; Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Captain 1, Company Commander. FORREST JAMES FRENCH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Son of Deceased Veteran When Jim arrived from Philadelphia, he brought with him the hoary lore of the Ivy League as well as the Regimental-Stripe Tie. In his time here he has buUt an enviable reputation for his post Navy Game rallies. His interest in the Service and in- tense desire to be unexcelled in knowledge of his profession will serve this thirty year man well. Football Manager 3-2-1; Pistol Club 4-3-1; Sergeant 1. t p K 09mt- 240 CHARLES JOHN GARVEY B-1 Flushing, New York Qualified Alternate Chuck came to West Point straight from a Military School. He was on Corps Squad football and track, and was always seen around the gym. Always one to make serious situations humorous, he played havoc with most upperclassmen when he was a Plebe. Chuck made many friends at the Point, and looks toward a bright future. Football 4-3; Track 3: Howitzer 2-1 ; Ski Club 4; Spanish Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1: Sergeant 1. CLAYTON SAMUEL GATES A-2 West Point, New York Son of Deceased Veteran Born and bred in the Army, Sam was at home at West Point from the very beginning. Having no trouble with academics, he was soon taking part in a wealth of activities such as Choir and Glee Club, and consequently spending many of his weekends on the " outside, " the Glee Club was his favorite pastime, but he will be mostly re- membered for his willingness to lend anyone a helping hand. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 ; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; French Language Club 4-3-2-1; Howitzer 4-3; Sheet Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. HENRY RONALD GAUDE Natchez, Mississippi F-1 Congressional Ron came to Woo Poo bare foot and waving the " Stars and Bars " from the swamps of Missis- sippi. Ron ' s corny jokes and love for hillbilly mu- sic have puzzled the minds of his genious friends. His handball playing ability has made him a valuable B.T. pointer for F Co.; however, Ron wUl always be remembered as F-l ' s " non-swim- ming " Water Polo Player. Pistol Club 4; Sheet Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. 241 JOSEPH E. GLEASON Massilon, Ohio F-2 Congressional Joe is a natural leader. HLs personality and competence have brought forth whole-hearted co- operation of the men with whom he has served. His competitive spirit and natural ability have made him especially adept in all athletics. His future is bright and promising. Baseball 4: Football 4, Numerals: Handball Club 2-U Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. CHARLES ARVEL GLENN Oklahoma City, Oklahoma L-1 Congressional Charlie ' s greatest asset is his sincere and friend- ly attitude toward others. This amicable attitude and his sparkling smUe have aided him immeasur- ably during his four years at West Point. Charlie is assured of commanding the respect of his con- temporaries in the future as easily as he gained that of his classmates within these Gray Walls. Cheerleader 3-1, Minor " A " ; Gymnastics 4-3-2-1, Nu- merals, Minor " A " ; Debate Council 4; French Club 4-3; Dining Hall Representative 2-1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. .VewVof Truly i id, bi? HOWARD G. CLOCK Pittsbxu " gh, Pennsylvania K-2 Senatorial Knob played football as aggressively as he studied. Off the football field he was more sedate, spending much of his free time Ustening to popu- lar music. After Plebe year he didn ' t have aca- demic troubles, staying on the Dean ' s List as much as he was off it. He often succumbed to his second hobby, a little Red Devil. Football 4-3-2, Numerals, Major " A " Corporal 2; Captain 1. Ski Club 4-3; 242 GERALD D. GOLDBERG Bronx, New York K-2 R. A. Jerry could either be found studying or ably representing Woo Poo on the chess team. Always ready to lend a helping hand: Jerry ' s experience as a " Trooper " in the 82nd paid off. A more loyal member of the Kappa Dos Frat could not be found. Chess Club 4-2-1; Dialectic Society 4; Jewish Chapel Squad 4; Sergeant 1. ROBERT ARTHUR GOODMAN New York, New York E-2 U. S. Armv mi- Truly a man of distinction; philosopher, drama- tist, big game hunter, world traveler, poet laureate of E-2, sack artist and giant fan — All this combined with being the only 2.000 Plebe Coach in history of West Point make Bob a man to be admired, liked, and hard to beat. Baseball 4; Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1: Debate Council 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; P.I.O. 1; Pointer 2-1; Sergeant 1. ROBERT TYLER GOODWYN Montgomery, Alabama After a year and a half of college. Bob entered West Point and easily adjusted himself to Cadet Life. Born and bred in the deep South, his allegiance to the Confederacy was never once doubted. His quiet manner and friendliness com- bined with a willingness to cooperate gave him innumerable friends. Ordnance Club 1: Pistol Club 2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2; Spanish Club 3; Sergeant 1. 243 JAMES HARPER GOR DON H-1 Abilene, Texas Congressional Academics were never a serious problem for Harper and he strayed often to the greener fields of debating. The Forum and Bugle Notes. Al- though a Dixie-Boy, his Northern years were pleasant, except for drill. " All things come to he who waits, then acts firmly. " Track 4; Bugle Notes 3-2-1, Associate Editor 1; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Dia- lectic Society 4-3; Pointer 4-3; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. M CHARLES CAMPBELL GORLINSKI E-2 Sacramento, California Principal Chuck ' s antics and humor will keep a lot of his classmates smUing at the thought of him long after this Howitzer is old and dusty. Despite his great battle between the Black and the Red he always seemed to come out on top with a smUe on his face. Wherever the sound of a Rag-Time piano is heard, Chuck is sure to be found. Debate Council and Forum 3; Dialectic Society 4; French Club 4-3; Radio Club 4-3; Ski Club 4-3. DONALD C. GRAESSER Rudolph, Wisconsin Don arrived from the Cheese State with an outlook that the life would be no harder than the farm. After finding the game was being played for keeps, he began to buckle down and show that all farmers aren ' t always dumb. Though his smile caused him trouble Plebe Year, he will always be remembered for it. Camera Club 1; German Club 3-2; Special Program Committee 4-3: Sunday School Teacher 3-2; Sergeant 1. 244 THEODORE GRANT F-2 Los Angeles, California Congressional " The Old Dad " had lost a few hairs before he came to the " Rock " ; and while here, he lost a few more to the Academic Board. He still man- to befriend his red boy and play some rugged soccer. His primary missions seemed to be keeping the Post Office busy and his roommates laughing. An old Pro as far as the Army is con- cerned, his success is assured. Basketball 4; Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Camera Club 3; P.I.O. Detail 4-3-2-1; Spanish Club 3; Sergeant 1. Ji ROBERT ENGLISH GRASSBERGER H-2 Kansas City, Kansas Congressional " Red Robt " arrived from the barren plains of Kansas with only an Indian Head Nickel in the pocket of his teal-blue suit. From this humble beginning, we of H-2 have watched with fatherly pride as his pearly whites and ready quips carried him to the top here in the Corps. He should do as well in the cold and cruel. Football 4; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; German Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. MERRILL ANSON GREEN, JR. B-2 Huntington, Pennsylvania Congressional " Greenie " found his home on the Hudson much to his liking. He was never troubled with the system or academics. The area and the D-List were strangers to him. He will always be remem- bered for his tremendous smile and ever cheerful attitude. His success in the Service is guaranteed by his determination to do a good job. Model Airplane Club 4-3-2-1; Public Information De- tail 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 245 PAUL HILGER GREISEN Denver, Colorado K-2 Congressional Paul is probably best known for his participation in extra-curricular activities. His interest in music is evidenced by the three years he spent as a mem- ber of the Glee Club, Catholic Choir, and the cast of the 100th Nite Show. In addition to these he has participated in French Club, Russian Club, and Chess Club activities. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Chess Club 4-1: Dialectic Society 3-2-1; French Club 3-2; Glee Club 3-2-1: Russian Club 2; Ski Club 3. ( THOMAS NORFLEET GRIFFIN F-1 Goldsboro, North Carolina Congressional Few men have been with us since ' 52 who have not been acquainted with Tommy and his per- sonality. He has been faithful to our Football Squad whenever he was off the " D " List. First Class Year he devoted his talents to the job of Athletic Representative, a position to which he devoted most of his extra time. Baseball 4; Boxing 4; Football 3; Ski Club 3; First Sergeant 1. inotr aodbek lav. Hb i bbeent wneouti Wit a , W.-Corpon JOHN BLANCHARD GRINSTEAD, JR. F-1 Phoenix, Arizona Senatorial Jolly Jerry, the part time " Bon Vivant, " was known for his many grandiose schemes, some of which parmed out. The errors lay not in the policy, but in the execution. Never serious he crossed his bridges as he came to them, then promptly burned them behind. His astute ob- servations and wit provided everyone with a chuckle. Debate Council and Forum 3-2; Dialectic Society 4-2; Ordnance Club 2-1 ; Pointer 4-3-2; Portuguese Language Club 3; Sergeant 1. 246 RALPH MERLIN GRISCOM E-2 Pitman, New Jersey Congressional Gregarious and friendly, with an amazingly even disposition, Ralph was never at a loss for a tale about South Jersey. His pugilistic tendencies earned him the name, " Canvasback. " In his wake, he leaves a trail of knuckle scarred doors. He will always be remembered for his many and varied drags while at the Point. Debate Council and Forum 3-1: Dialectic Society 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JOHN M. GROMEK LouisviUe, Kentucky D-1 Congressional Johnny will be remembered in D-1 for his pool playing and his well rounded athletic ability. He had no trouble either academically or militarily and he has won many friends by his easy going way. His indifference toward dragging and drags has been the source of much humor but he often came out tops in this field. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3: Russian Club 3: Ski Club 3-1; Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. I JOHN PATRICK JOSEPH HALEY E-2 South Bend, Indiana Senatorial Pat, or John as he was often called, left behind him an amiable record for stellar intermural play, pro drags, an even disposition, a sense of humor and an often seen Irish smile. We ' U miss not having him around as often £is usual, but this should make our contact with him more to be anticipated in the Service. Wrestling 4-3-2-1: Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1, Business Manager 1: Golf Club 3-2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 247 GARY CURTISS HALL M-1 Jacksonville, Florida Congressional Being a true rebel, Gary had the fighting spirit necessary to carry him through and come out on top of the system. Known by many as " Punchy, " his love for the manly art of self-defense will never die. His forcefulness will help him put his leader- ship to practice. Boxing 4-3-2, Numerals; Track 4; Spanish Club 3-2; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1; Debate Council 4-3-2; Sergeant 1. ALFRED JOHN HALLISEY Brooklyn, New York D-1 Regular Army " Ajax " came to the Academy prepared to over- come any obstacle. Having had no trouble with academics, he became an avid sports enthusiast. Mediocrity would never describe his manner, for his enthusiasm, whatever his viewpoint, was boundless. His ready smile and sincere manner will long be remembered. Hockey 4-3, Numerals; Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2; Golf Club 3-2; Pistol Club 2; Sheet Club 4-3; Spanish Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. CHARLES R. HAMM Little Rock, Arkansas F-1 Senatorial Hailing from a fine start at a military career at Kemper Military School, Chuck has made an outstanding record at West Point. Always at the top of the class in academics, he has not let a chance at athletics pass him by. Charlie has played on the Varsity football and track squads, but even these activities have not kept him from the Golf course, his professed favorite. He will be remembered in F-1 as a member of the Bacon- Hamm combo. Football 4-3-2-1, Monogram; Track 4-3, Numerals; Debate Council and Forum 1; French Club 4-3; Golf Club 1; Pistol Club 3-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 248 IX ' DONALD AUGUT HAMMEL K-1 St. Louis, Missouri Congressional After two years of college, Don never had any trouble with academics with the exception of a little difference of opinion with the Spanish De- partment. His free time was usually spent with either a good book or in the company of his red boy. An avid exponent of armor, we wish him luck. Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Sergeant 1. JOHN ARTHUR HAMPTON Elkin, North Carolina ROBERT DALE HAMMOND C-1 Walla Walla, Washington Congressional " Ham bone " never did have much trouble with his academic phase of Woo Poo. Weekends in New York seemed to be his big ambition. Never could get enough sack time when he wasn ' t over at the muscle hut playing volleyball and basket- ball. No Corps Squad experience, but he was a mainstay on C dash 1 Intramurder Teams. Bob spent a year at Stanford in sunny Cal. and wants to return someday to the " Banana Belt " of the USA, WaUa Walla. Automobile Committee 1: Debate Council 2-1: General Committee 2-1: Ordnance Club 2-1: Spanish Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. M-2 Congressional God ' s gift to women has a bright future in store for him. John ' s eagerness and perseverance will make him an asset to any unit. A sackoid, a hard worker, and a man with whom it is a pleasure to serve. His abihty to enjoy hfe wiU make him very popular. John is not to be denied in his career. Debate Council 4: Ordnance Club 1; Pistol Club 1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1: Sergeant 1. THOMAS WESLEY HANSON I-l Reform, Alabama Congressional The Redhead came to us, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and settled down to await gradua- tion. A pipe full of tobacco, a cup of coffee, and a bridge game; you could find it all down in Tom ' s house. His conscientious yet easy-going common sense pulled us through several of our deirker moments. Swimming 4-3-2-1, Manager; Camera Club 4-3; Chess Club 4-3; Debate; Council and Forum 2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. w t MM . ya ' li A 9 x m 7 ' C: gj j-- -» . ■ ■ . ■ » WILLIAM CHARLES HAPONSKI A-2 Ilion, New York Congressional Hap never seemed satisfied unless he was up to his neck in work. His interest and endeavor were reflected in his attainment to high office in the organizations to which he belonged. This ..a lie zeal was shown in his active participation in Varsity Sports and in his high academic stand- ing. Hap will always be remembered for his broad grin and fear of Mongooses. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Minor " A ' s " , Navy Star; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; German Club 4-3-2- 1; Hop Committee 4-3-2-1; Public Information Detail 4-3-2; Sheet Club 4-3-2-1, President; Corporal 2; Cap- tain 1, Battalion Commander. NORRIS BROWN HARBOLD, JR. A-1 ArHngton, Virginia Presidential The Air Force gave us Butch. He was active in sports excelling in football and lacrosse and cap- taining the basketball five. He was notorious for his " non-study weeks. " He beUeved in always doing something exciting, as the TD found out. Luck in your successful career. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Basketball 4-3- 2-1, Captain, Numerals, Major " A " , Navy Star; La- crosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " ; Sunday School Teacher 3-2; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Cor- poral 2; Lieutenant 1. I 250 »ri- ARTHUR MOWRY HARRIS Moscow, Idaho B-l| Congressional ' Art (The Crow) came to West Point from two years of military high school. Through the four ye. ■;■ o ' ' academics and Intermurder he managed to stey flexible and retain his wide grin. Choir and sack afforded him his greatest pleasures whOe at Woo Poo. He is looking forward to a successful career in the Service. Art Club 1; Art Seminar 1: Camera Club 3-2; Choir [Prot.) 4-3-2-1; German Club 4-3-1; Ski Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. I THOMAS CHARLES HARDING, JR. M-1 Danvers, Massachusetts ORC Competitive Tom ' s life long desire has been to come to West Point and to have a career in the Military Ser- vice. He entered the Point from Stewart Field prep, school. During his four years at the Point he has been principally interested in managing the gym team. He wUl probably be remembered by the men of M-1 as a quiet person who studied a great deal of the time and who tried to do a job to the best of his ability. Cheer Leader 1; Debate Council and Forum 4-2; French Club 3; Gymnastics 4-3-2-1, Ass ' t Manager, Manager; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. JAMES A. HARRIS Fort Worth, Texas A-1 Congressional " Bucky " received his Congressional Appoint- ment while at prep school at Stewart AFB. He earned stars during Plebe Year. He was active as a Catholic Acolyte and as an Administrator in the Debate Council and Forum. A true T exan, he hkes his beer and his fishing, and is happiest when he has both. Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2; Catholic Chapel Choir 4; Dance Orchestra 4; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; German Club 4-3; Honor Committee 2; Corporal {Color) 2; First Sergeant 1. 251 RUFUS RENWICK HART M-2 San Francisco, California Congressional Renny ' s countless axioms were his guide and an encouragement to the Company. His inimitable personality brightened many a dull classroom. Renny never forgot his less academically incUned classmates and often burned the midnight oU with them. He will certainly be a credit to the Service. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Monogram; Chess Club 4-3-2-1, Pres- ident. Vice President, Treasurer; Debate Council 4; Ski Club 4; Sergeant 1. CARL FRANK HATTLER M-2 Cincinnati, Ohio Congressional Carl, der Kohne, of Cincinnati fame, brought with him to West Point, a bit of the old Junker tradition and a brother. With these contributions, old " Top Sack " settled down to make the hard years as easy as possible for himself and for those around him. He took all obstacles via the blitz- krieg method. Lacrosse 4-3: Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 3-2-1 ; Forum 1 ; Ordnance Club 1 ; Pistol Club 3-1; Pointer 4-3; Sergeant 1. JOSEPH JOLLY HAYDON B-2 Springfield, Kentucky Congressional Joe Jolly, a former University of Kentucky student, gave up his mint juleps, and decided to make the best of his adventure. He was active in the Company, and his smile and jovial manner will be remembered by all of those who knew him. Those who meet him in the future will find it a pleasure to serve with him. Catholic Choir 4; Golf Club 2-1 ; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. - 252 E-1 m PAUL HAYNE, III Haddonfield, New Jersey Congressional Woodie will long be remembered as a big smile and a long line. Whenever there was a good deal to be had, Woodie was always there. As an Army Brat, he has a " war story " for anywhere in Europe. Though giving up Corps Squad Lacrosse for Cow Academics, Woodie achieved his goal — A West Point commission. Lacrosse 4-3, Numerals, Monogram; Cadet Chapel Usher 1; Dialectic Society 4-3; Hop Committee 4; Mule Rider 2-1; Pointer Representative 4-3; Spanish Club 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. RICHARD HENRY HEAD C-1 Newton Centre, Massachusetts Presidential With years of being an " Army Brat " behind him, Dick came to West Point with the idea of making good. We all know that he has done just that. Between sparking the C-1 intramural teams during the week and dragging on the weekends Dick ke pt pretty busy for four years. Dick wiU long be remembered for his friendly smile and his willingness to stop whatever he was doing to help a classmate. Class Committee 2-1, Class Secretary; French Club 3; Golf Club 3-1; Honor Committee 2-1, Vice-Chairman; Ski Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Captain 1. CARL GERALD HERRMANN G-1 Oakland, California Congressional Jerry ' s ready smile and cheerful disposition have characterized his life at West Point. Staying cool to the last (even around turnout time), Jerry is a man of leisure, except in the field of dragging. Here, he has run the gamut and has won Corps- wide fame. Cheerleader 1; Rifle 4-3; Camera Club 3-1; Debate Coun- cil and Forum 3-2-1; Hop Committee 3-2-1; Public In- formation Detail 4-3-2-1; Spanish Club 3-2; Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 253 JOEL STANLEY HETLAND West Bend, Wisconsin F-1 Congressional Joel since coming to West Point from the Army has been known for his competitive spirit. This has been jjortrayed in athletics, in which he ex- cels and in debating, in which he is an active member. His sharp wit and sense of humor, com- bined with this competitive spirit has endeared him to his classmates, and few will ever forget his ingenious announcement over the P. A. that " Sum- mer Leave will commence immediately. " Catholic Choir 4-3-2: Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1 : Dialectic Society 4-3-2: Howitzer 3-2-1: Sergeant 1. ROBERT AUGUR HEWITT, JR. H-1 Kansas City, Missouri Congressional Bob knows no fear from either the Academic or Tactical Departments. Seemingly a hive, Bob ' s really a party boy spending most of the week-ends of his last three years in NYC. Not a complete sack-rat. Bob divided his times between intra- mural and redboy. His sincere and friendly man- ner have and vwll make him many friends in the years to come. Debate Council 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1, Pres- ident; Public Information Detail 4-3-2-1; Ring Com- mittee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. iiasiffititi iiiefortlif Mthim sourceMii .keiican JOHN HENRY HIGGINS Newton Centre, Mass. D-2 Qualified Alternate " Hig " never lost his Boston accent or his sway and was proud of it. He was equally at home on the lacrosse field, in the ring, and on patrol Year- ling Summer. His favorite pastime — music and a cigarette. Athletically inclined, he was Class Ath- letic Representative. His first job — get hot water for gym showers. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals 4, Major " A " 3-2-1, Cap- lain 1; Class Athletic Representative 2-1; Class Ring Committee 4-3-2-1; Captain 1. 254 ' ■ f ' om- DONALD WALTER HOLLEDER M-2 Webster, New York Qualified Alternate Coming from Rochester, New York, and Aqui- nas Institute, Don put his athletic ability to good use for the army teams. His uphill fight for tenths left him with two turnout stars but the same re- sourcefulness and drive that made him an AU- American made him an outstanding Cadet as well. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Basketball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Baseball 4; Corporal 2; Captain 1. EDWIN TILL HOLLOWAY Monroe, Louisiana ALFRED HOFFMAN, JR. L-1 Chicago, Illinois Presidential " Hoff " came to West Point eager to teach his roommates the proper philosophy of life. When not in the sack, he could usually be found riding the Army mule. Active in everything from mule- riding to debate council, Al has shown that his initiative and spirit of participation wiU stand him in g ood stead in his future career. Wrestling 4-3; Mule Rider 3-2-1, Minor " A " , Major " A " : French Club 4-3: Ski Club 3: Public Information Office 4-3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Public Relations Council 1; Sergeant 1. C-2 T Congressional Inherent shrewdness, ambition, efficiency, and a piercing wit, tempered with kindness and the judgment of maturity: these traits characterize Ed; these traits won him the admiration and the respect of all who knew him. Unselfishness, co- operation, and a genuine interest in others won him the friendship of those around him. Gymnastics 4; Debate Council 4-3-2-1; Golf Club 3; Honor Committee 2-1; Skeet Club 3; Spanish Language Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 7JO 255 HAROLD GORDON HOLMQUIST K-1 Los Angeles, California Congressional Harold came to West Point praising California mountains. He was usually found doing something concerning classical music or track. His biggest talent was managing to stay on the Dean ' s List while engaging in almost every extracurricular activity. His interests and curiosity about the un- usual promise him an interesting career. Track 3-2-1, Monogram, Major " A " ; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; Cheerleader 2-1; Forum 2-1; German Club 2-1, Vice President; Glee Club 3-2-1; WPAH Sports Staff 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. FREDERICK STACER HOLMES E-2 Newport, Rhode Island Senatorial Although quiet and reserved, Fritz is always ready to shoulder the burden and see it through. With an insight into the most complex problems (including calculus), and with his control of any situation, he should have no difficulties in the ser- vice. In fact we feel that Fred wUl be a great suc- cess and wUl have a happy future. Wrestling 4, Numerals; Pistol 3-2-1; Minor " A " , Pistol Club 4-3-2-1; Radio Club 4-3-2-1; Chess Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. m WILLIAM MAYO HOOKER Salida, Colorado K-2 Congressional BUI flew in from the wUds of Colorado with a grin and high expectations. His goals were to work hard and do his best in all situations. We often heard him practicing in the alcove, German phrases, many of which we never did understand. Not to be outdone, he was a hive in every subject; the boys wUl surely remember him always for his devotion to detail and the continual thoughts of his gal. Camera Club 3; Forum 1; German Club 3-2-1; Ordnance Club 1; Sunday School Teachers 1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Brigade Supply Sergeant 1. = % ' 256 m DAVID FINCH HORTON Cold Creek, North Carolina A-1 Congressional David ' s smUe and friendly manner make him welcome in every crowd. His athletic prowess has made him a valuable asset to the Company. The long lines of broken hearts in his past are a testi- mony to his conquering suavity. His coolness in the face of crises will assure him mastery of all situations. Spanish Club 3; Ski Club 4; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. I 1 JERRY HAROLD HUFF G-2 Blakesburg, Iowa Congressional After a year at Iowa State College, Jerry en- tered the Point and Company G-2, where his ready wit and sense of humor endeared him to all of us. He found time to be outstanding in intra- murals and to participate in the dance band and on the Howitzer. Jerry ' s desire to do well, his spirit and determination, wUl enable him to suc- ceed in his chosen career. Camera Club 1; Dance Band 3; Howitzer 4-2-1; Ski Club 2; Sergeant 1. ROBERT LEE HULL B-1 Concord, North Carolina Senatorial Bob ' s main passion was to get that " crass mass of glass and brass, " but he also spent his winters on the pistol team, and that afforded him his greatest pleasure at Woo Poo. He lost the rebel accent, but he ' ll always be a Southerner at heart, and his strongest defense was waged for the Tar Heel State. Cross Country 4: Pistol 4-3-2-1, Monogram; Debate Council 4-3-2-1; German Club 4-3; Pistol Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Regimental Sergeant Major 1. JAROLD LEROY HUTCHISON G-2 Canon City, Colorado Congressional " Does anyone know where the guide goes? " was Hootch ' s familiar cry during Cow Year when the drill was revised. He swears it was easier to wui a Brigade Championship in Intermurder than find- ing someone who knew. The Colorado night owl spent the rest of the time accruing longevity in the halls on after-taps forays in search of tenths. Track 4, Numerals; Honor Committee 1; Corporal 2: Captain, Regimental Commander 1. GERALD LEE IRWIN Pikeville, Kentucky H-2 Congressional Foil on one arm, helping hand on the other, Jerry sauntered in from Kentucky anxicus to translate " Darlin ' " into German. " Slats " ..-de the Anchor Seat, and the Fraulein ' s married :.iome blame his love life on his German; others blame his German on his love life. We ' ve seen him through German and his soft spoken charms will see him through his tribulations. D ' amor. Fencing 4-3, Monogram: Camera Club 4-3-2-1, Pres- ident 1: Debate Council 1, Staff Photographer: Fishing Club 2-1; German Club 4-3-2-1: Golf Club 3-2-1: Ord- nance Clubl: PIO 1. Staff Photographer; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1: Sergeant 1. ( BiiifewM w: i bkjf klewhfn H l ' PAUL ANTHONY JAKUS Newark, New Jersey I-l Congressional With his neck in a roomy plaster cast during the last weeks of Plebe Year, Paul enjoyed many a " non-braced " walk across the Area. However, he was far from falling out in his attitude, and was always willing to lend a well built helping hand. Gymnastics 4; Handball 4-3-2-1, Treasurer 2, Vice- President 1; Catholic Choir 4; Catholic Acolyte 1; Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1; Lieutenant 1. 258 H-2 oJier, ili to as sill fisting iOni- iijn THEODORE CLINTON JASPER A-2 Ridgewood, New Jersey Congressional " Jazzbo, " being one of the lucky few to take the extended course linds Academics his worst su ' . :t. Though, giving plenty of time to the book,- , Ted, does find time for a few holes of golf and a snappy game of handball. Quick to grum- ble when put to the test, his old proboscis has the sparks flying from the grindstone, before the job is done. Hockey 4: Debate Council 3-2; Golf Club 4-3-2-1, Vice- President: Handball Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 4; Portu- guese Club 3; Ski Club 3; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM ROBERT JARMON San Francisco, California K-2 Congressional Bill came to West Point as an Air Force Brat. His determination to do a job well along with his friendly good nature are an unbeatable combina- tion which should carry him through the Service as well as they have through the Corps. Football 2; Fishing Club 2-1; French Club 3; Skeet Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. ANTHONY MICHAEL JEZIOR B-1 Parma, Ohio Congressional I Always ready with a tale, Tony easily made friends with all the guys. An all ' round sports enthusiast, boxing was his forte. Winter nights found him spending many study hours and rounds throwing fists at shadows and such. Nevertheless he managed to keep out of the clutches of the Dean ' s " other " List. Boxing 4-3-2, Monogram; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3- 2-1; Debate Council and Forum 1; Golf Club 3; Russian Language Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 259 WILLIAM ROBERT JOHANSEN Farmington, Connecticut F-2 Senatorial After a year at RPI, this Connecticut Yankee came to West Point with a slide rule in hand, one eye on graduation, and the other on his books. Many were the weekends that found Will and his OAO in the midst of a social whirl at Cullum HaU. Friendly, ambitious and diligent, WUl can only see a future of great achievement ahead. Football 4-3; Handball Club 1; Mathematics Forum 1; Ordnance Club 2-1: Russian Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. JOHN LEROY JOHNSEN Fresno, California F-1 Congressional California nurtured, J. L. came East to join ' 56. In the past four years there is no doubt that he has left his mark on us. A strong desire to lead in combat and to have a long career in the Service has been an inspiration to us aU. We introduced the gay life to him and he responded with singular enthusiasm. Handball Club 1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; German Language Club 3-1; Sergeant 1. DOUGLAS STODDARD JOHNSON I-l San Francisco, California Congressional Doug, (he ' ll always be remembered as " Multi- colors, " ) was easily the busiest man in the place, but he always had time to help out the goats or join in the after-taps seminars down the hall. We ' ll never know how he did it, but the essentials were a typewriter, a pint of chocolate, and that midnight call from Fort Dix. He can ' t miss. Baseball 4, Manager; Cheerleader 1; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2-1; Class Committee 1; Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Glee Club 3; Pointer 4-3-2-1, Editor-in-Chief; Public Relations Coun- cil 3-2-1; KDET Broadcast Staff 2-1; Supply Sergeant 1. HARRY W. JOHNSON, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania JR. H-2 Presidential Since Academics posed no problem for him, Gus spent many happy hours with his goddess — " Oblivion. " His ever-present smile and quick humor made nimierous friends for him through- out the Corps. His flair for classics backed up his favorite expression, " it only costs a little more to go first class. " The record Gus made as a Cadet can only be followed by a brilliant career as an Officer. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3; German Club 2; Glee Club 3; Hop Manager 4-3-2-1; Sheet Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieu- tenant 1. 1 9 Xi. JOHN CARL JOHNSON D-2 Memphis, Tennessee Congressional Our rebel, John, was well indoctrinated in the art of staying loose. This plus a year at Columbia Military Academy prepared him well for Cadet Life. An intramural enthvisiast. he made great contributions to the Company teams. John ' s winning personaUty and ability to lead wUl in- sure his future success. Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. - DAVID JAMES JOHNSTON G-1 West Point, New York Congressional Dave is the perfect example of the three C ' s — Calm, Cool, and Collected. A visit to his room would invariably find him reading a good book, and usually in the horizontal position. Dave never let academic difficulties interfere with his precision diving or sack time. His easy-going per- sonality has emerged unchanged. Swimming 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Catholic Acolyte 4-3-2; Forum 2-1; Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 261 RICHARD REECE JOHNSTON E-1 Springfield, Ohio Congressional Noted for his unusual study habits, Dick ' s title as character was appropriate. He was more likely to expound the ideas of Hobbs and Locke than to indulge in the usual Cadet gossip. Dick was not at all one-sided, having spent many after- noons at the gym or writing letters to the girl back home. Whatever he did, he always did it with enthusiasm. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Camera Club 2-1: Glee Club 3-2-1; Golf Club 1; Radio Club 1; Sergeant 1. Ml ROBERT PETER JUDSON M-2 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Congressional After beating off the first onslaught of Plebe Academics, Pete rose to the top with little effort. His consistent 2.8 ' s and 3.0 ' s were envied by all. His antics before parades to the blaring tune of his phonograph, as well as his clownings in the swimming pool will be long remembered. Swimming 4-3-2-1, Numerals. Monogram, Minor " A " ; Forum 1; Handball Club 2: KDET Broadcasting Staff 1; Mathematics Forum 2; Ordnance Club 2-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Sheet Club 3-2; Spanish Club 3-2; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. ihelitia tgiesiiKi orpertap ir.G l-l:ht:o JOHN MICHAEL KALLFELZ D-2 Atlanta, Georgia Congressional John came to us from deep in the " Old South " bearing a sunny disposition and ready wit. Be- cause academics and the " System " came easy to him, he was able to devote much of his time to extracurricular activities; yet he will be remem- bered as the only man in D-2 who was always busy. The future holds promise for this lad. Sailing Team 3; Cadet Chapel Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Glee Club 3-2; Honor Committee 2-1; Pointer 4-3-2-1, Busi- ness Manager 1; Spanish Club 3-1. JOHN MILTON KAMM, JR. Lancaster, Pennsylvania F-1 Congressional A true scholar, Jack found academics an inter- esting diversion. Seldom did he miss a night with- out a letter to Philadelphia. An enthusiastic spirit and a ready smile were his trademarks. From Plebe Year till the last, working and relaxing with Jack was a pleasure for us all. Chapel Usher 1: Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Dialectic Society 4: Howitzer 4: Ring and Crest Com- mittee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. GEORGE DAVID KANNAPEL C-1 Palmerton, Pennsylvania Congressional George never let us forget the virtues of Penn State and Palmerton, and in so doing raised the question of whether or not all Pennsylvanians are so illogical and carefree. Leading the Company in the Intramural League took up most of his free time since academics were no problem. In spite of, or perhaps because of his pranks and general good humor, George was the shining example of C dash 1 spirit. Soccer 4; French Club 3-2-1; Public Relations Council 2-1; Debate Council 2-1; Master Sergeant 1. RICHARD JOSEPH KEATING Eatontown, New Jersey M-1 Presidential No problem was ever too difficult, no goal too high for this Irishman. A top-notch athlete, he was the spark-plug for every intermural team he played on. Academics being the least of his worries, Dick found plenty of time for extracurricular ac- tivities, which included the sack. His cheery " Good morning there you " will not soon be forgotten. Baseball 4; Chess Club 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1, President; Howitzer 4-3-2; Mortar Board 3; Corporal 2; Captain 1. 263 JOHN WILLIAM KEEFE E-1 Marthisburg, West Virginia Congressional A true and dear friend to all, a goat, and a rebel at heart, Willie ' s main claim to fame is his last minute escapes from academic turn-outs. Never one to let anything get the better of him though, he maintained the best in the line of laughs and could be counted on to give his best in any en- deavour. French Club 3-2: Golf Club 2-1; Howitzer 4-3; Ski Club 4-3-1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. WARREN GEORGE KEINATH, JR. B-2 Parkersburg, West Virginia Congressional Warren attended Case Institute of Technology prior to entering the Military Academy. At West Point he maintained a high academic standing, and also spent much time coaching several under- classmen in his Company. His sincerity and jovial outlook on life were always appreciated by his company-mates. Golf Club 2-1: Portuguese Club 2-1; Spanish Club 3; Pointer 4-3-2-1: Sergeant 1. RICHARD SAMUEL KEM Richmond, Indiana " Fat Sam " was the name tacked on to R. Samuel and even though not completely accurate, it stuck. This " Hoosier " Son will be remembered for his ready impromptu songs and his " Life of the Party " manner at the Company affairs in the Big City. His natural quick learning and ability will serve him well in the Service. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4: Handball Club 2-1; Weight Lifting Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. BSl ' ' ' M p " 1 w w IIHT H s k ' % LISLE GREENE KENDALL, JR. E-2 Muskogee, Oklahoma Congressional Aside from jaunts to Europe, Oklahoma, and New York City, Lisle could always be found mak- ing the most out of his weekends at West Point. His broad smile and congenial manner so well known whUe he was a Cadet will be an asset to him throughout his Military Career. Swimming 4, Numerals; Forum 2; Howitzer 4; Russian Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JOHN ALBERT KEUTMANN H-1 Bronx, New York Congressional Jack came to West Point from the Bronx, bring- ing with him a radiant personality. He became a " Muckoid " and could be found almost every afternoon in the " Muck Room " working out. Jack has had a few scraps with the Tactical Department but he managed to come out ahead of the game. He is a hard worker and will no doubt be a very fine Officer. Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1 ; Class Committee 2-1; Debate Council 4-1; Dialectic Society 2-1; Hand- ball Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1, Treasurer 2; Sergeant 1. EDWARD BLAINE KIME C-2 Huntington, West Virginia Congressional Ed traded his place as an engineer at the Uni- versity of West Virginia for a little different one in Company C-2. Noted for his witty remarks and uncanny ability to stay away from demerits, he was an asset to any room. With his many other abilities, he will be an asset to any unit to which he goes in the future. Track 4; Rifle 3; Camera Club 3: Chapel Chimer 4-3-2- 1, Head Chimer 1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 265 RUPERT CHARLES KINSLOE C-2 Miami, Florida Congressional After the leisure life of Florida, The " Rup " shuffled into West Point. He could be found any afternoon with his toes curled up under the red boy, and dreaming sweet dreams of Black, Gray and Gold. He did find time to manipulate the familiar slide rule for more rewarding things than the conventional shoe horn. Hop Manager 3; Chess Club 4-3; Handball Club 2-1: Ordnance Club 2: Spanish Club 2; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. I THOMAS E. KIRCHGESSNER K-1 Grand Rapids, Michigan Regular Air Force Tom came to West Point from the regular Air Force and U.S.M.A.P.S. He dominated academics and gave the goats a helping hand. FaU found him on Blaik ' s Pond providing fodder for the Rabble, whOe on weekends he roamed the woods. His most unremembered experience, last year ' s Navy week- end in Philly. Football 4-3-2, Numerals; Gymnastics 4; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. IfALTEf wasa liisroolM m.fm u.saa JOHN MALCOLM KIRK H-2 Iowa City, Iowa Congressional The Five Year Plan has produced the man whom we affectionately call " Black Malcolm. " We will always remember his defiant cry " they can ' t do this to me. " There is little doubt that his dedication to the Service will carry him to the top. Cadet Chapel Choir " A " 4-3; Ski Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 266 n •tt i Cki WALTER HENRY KNUDSEN, JR. H-2 Jamestown, New York Congressional Besides being the man behind the men behind the pistols, i.e., the championship team, Walt was a going boy from the two minute bell at Reveille until even the OC was in bed. He never slowed down, he never wore out, and no one, not his roommates, not his drags, and least of all the Plebes, could quite keep up with him. Pistol 3-2-1, Manager 2-1, Minor " A " ; Camera Club 3-2-1; Forum 4-3-2-1; Rifle Club 2-1; Pistol Club 4-3- 2-1; Ski Club 2; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. KENNETH JAMES KNOWLES C-2 Walla Walla, Washington Congressional The Walla Walla wonder spent most of his weekends enjoying the wonderful dragging facil- ities at West Point. When not dragging he could be found in a cloud of smoke, behind a slide rule. A month as a Platoon Leader in Beast Barracks brought the best out of him. Upon graduation he plans to win the cup for the Class of ' 56. Good luck, Ken. Soccer 4-3, Numerals, Monogram: Camera Club 3-2-1; Debate Council 1; Hop Manager 2-1; PIO Manager 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. HARRY KOTELLOS M-1 Martins Ferry, Ohio Congressional Soldier, Scholar, and Athlete fittingly describe the Golden Greek. When not in the sack with his red boy, Harry can be found mucking away in the gym. A tough competitor on the athletic field and in the section room, the Greek leaves Runtland f or a successful career in the Service. Cross Country 4-3, Numerals: Track 4, Numerals: Camera Club 3-2-1; Debate Council 3-2; Ordnance Club 1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 4; Spanish Club 4-3-2; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 267 CHARLES ROBERT KOTTICH Falls City, Nebraska 1-2 Senatorial Chuck, leaving the green fields of Nebraska, quickly acclimated himself to the green walls of USMA. With academics posing no problems, Charley ' s greatest claim to fame was his prowess in intermurder. The competitive spirit he built in himself while at the " Rock " will carry him far in his career. Lacrosse 4: Pistol Club 2-1: P. I. O. 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. JM ROBERT DOUGLAS KURTZ GreenvUle, Mississippi 1-2 Congressional If there are two things that set Bob apart from the rest of us, they surely are his drawl and his uncommon fondness for a slide rule. Bob liked to smile, to play bridge and to help goats. He made West Point a little more pleasant for aD of us and we thank him for it. Camera Club 3; Fishing Club 3-2; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. JEROME GLEN LAKE Saginaw, Michigan After two years at the University of Michigan, Jerry joined the Corps. His skill as an organizer quickly made him well known among his con- temporaries. Always a hard worker and eager to be of service, he is liked and respected by those around him. On top in academic circles, he has a promising future ahead. Cross Country 4-3-2-1, Manager ' s " A " ; Track 4; Ski Club 4-3; Spanish Club 3-2-1, President; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. JAMES FULTON LANE Melville, Louisiana D-2 Congressional Jim is a product of the swamp lands of Louisi- ana. With his quick laugh and ready smile, this lad typifies the attitude of his birthplace. Through his four years " Jazzbo " was an outstanding ath- lete on company teams. His enthusiasm, carried with him into the Army, should make his career a Ughthearted and happy one. Rifle Club 3, B-Squad; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 3; Dance Orchestra 4-3-2-1: Howitzer 4-3-2-1, Circulation Manager 1; Pistol Club 2; Sergeant 1. KENNETH EARL LANG B-2 Grand Rapids, Michigan Congressional Hi-Fi occupied Ken ' s time for four years. He assembled a set which never ceased to confound and distract the Tacs. He is always meticulous in everything that interests him but does not find much to fit this category. Anyone who lived near him developed a taste for classical music as it was played too loudly to escape. Rifle 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2: Camera Club 4-1: Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Glee Club 4-3-2: Howitzer Staff 4-3-2-1; Ordnance Club 4-3; Radio Club 4-3-2-1, Secretary, Property Officer; Sergeant 1 . l SAMUEL MURRAY LANSING H-1 Atlanta, Georgia At Large With a year of college at hand, Sam found little difficulty with the Academic Department though the sack claimed many well-spent hours. When he wasn ' t testing the latest method of sleep he was improving his Hi-Fi set or printing pictures. We shall miss the continual flow of loud music from his room. Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1: Dialectic Society 3; Glee Club 2; Ordnance Club 3-2; Pistol Club 4-3-2-1: Radio Club 4-3-2-1: Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. P 269 DAVID REA LARR E-2 Watertown, New York Congressional Dave was always a standout around the " Cam- pus " with his " Sunkist " hair and " baby-blue " eyes. He spent a busy four years here being occu- pied with captaining the sailing team or playing a hard, fast game of hockey, always in for any type of extra-curricular activity, he especially en- joyed skiing; going to no end to find snow or water. Hockey 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " 3-2: Howitzer 4: Sailing Club 4-3-2-1, Vice President 2-1, Team Cap- tain 2-1 : Ski Club 3-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. PETER WALLER LASH New London, New Hampshire G-2 Congressional Soldier, athlete, connoisseur of fine footballs, Pete has entered his name among the exceptional of G-2. Aside from his physical exploits, Pete always seemed to find time to fight a winning battle with the Academic Board. We know that his spirited drive and sense of humor wiU always find him his place among the successful of the future. Basketball 4-3, Monogram: Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Major " A " : Hop Man- ager 4-3-2-1; Portuguese Club 3; Lieutenant 1. from it tOQld rail G.W. ibeboonl i. PAUL ALLEN LASLEY Jacksonville, Illinois VP " ' F-2 Congressional " Las " came to West Point after two years of college Ufe in Illinois and a couple in the Air Force, with a firm belief in the philosophy, " take it slow and follow the man in front of you. " He still believes that anyone can get through West Point by following the leader. Basketball 4: Baseball 4-3, Numerals, Monogram; Foot- ball 4-3, Numerals, Major " A " ; Forum 1; Handball Clubl. 270 DONALD CYRIL LEE Baldwin, New York K-1 Senatorial After two years in the Army, Don found no trouble adapting himself, maintaining a high aca- demic standing, finding time to devote to various extra-curricular activities. A top competitor in Intramural track and cross country, Don often displayed his running ability by dashing into ranks just before assembly sounded. Wrestling 4: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 1; Dialectic So- ciety 3-2-1, Brigade Ticket Chairman; Forum 1; French Club 3-2; Glee Club 3-2-1; Golf Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. amig that )iw3Vi GEORGE WEIR LEE, JR. Mission, Kansas K-1 Congressional From the plains of Kansas to the Plain at West Point was an easy jump for George, although it took him two Plebe Years. Once here, he was an able coach to the K-1 goats. A pseudo hive who would rather fish than listen to the Chapel Bells, G.W. spent most of his weekends in the quiet of the boondocks on fishing leave. Fishing Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Radio Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. WARD MOREHOUSE LE HARDY M-1 Annapolis, Maryland Son of a Deceased Veteran Coming from an enthusiastic Navy family. Ward soon mended his ways and now expounds at great length upon the virtues of Army Life. CeJi- fornia bred, he took these hallowed haUs in stride while academics took him in their stride. Famous for good parties and dragging pro, he now looks for a bright future which is his for the asking. Golf Club 3-2; 100th Night Show 1; Pointer 4-3-2-1, Managing Editor; Spanish Club 3; Ski Club 3-2; Ser- geant 1 . SAMUEL LINDSAY LEMMON F-2 Conway, South Carolina Congressional Sam ' s turnout " Star " in Social Science will be a lasting memory of Cow Academics. Personifying Southern hospitality, he was never too busy to greet his friends with a cheerful smUe. Sam has won a place in all our hearts and we wUl be looking forward to renewing his acquaintance during our careers. Gymnastics 4; Spanish Club 3; Sergeant 1. .• k ■ •,_ GEORGE FIRMIN LEONARD E-1 Los Angeles, California Congressional George ' s two years of college left him with little trouble with academics. Just being away from sunny Cahfornia and within these walls was enough to give George a head start on his class- mates on baldness. His friendliness and willing- ness to always help a classmate will start him on his career with many true and lasting friends. Cross Country 4; Squash 1, Manager; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2-1; French Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. NORMAN LEVY Rochester, New York I-l Congressional Who hit West Point with a bang and has been getting hit ever since? Who fell on his back from a door sill Plebe Year? Who got hacked in lacrosse, kicked in soccer? Who with a quiet manner and dry humor survived it aO? Just Norm! Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1: French Club 4-3; Howitzer 4-3-2; Jewish Choir 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. WARFIELD MONROE LEWIS Santa Ana, California G-2 Presidential An ardent advocate of the great god Morpheus and Building 777, Bud will probably be best re- membered for the record he set on the Plebe hike of 25 pints of ice cream in four days. He was prob- ably one of the few men in his class who enjoyed Benning, particularly after retreat. We know that he wiU be happy in the Army wherever duty calls. Swimming 4; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Sailing Club 3; Ser- geant I . JAMES AMBROSE LINDEN DriscoU, North Dakota A-1 Congressional Jim, alias " Punchy " from Plebe Year as intra- mural boxing brigade champ, likes to refer to his densely populated (?) home state and a certain young lady from Brooklyn. Neither hive nor goat, the affairs of Wall Street occupied much of his free time, along with the creation of corny wit- ticisms and numerous jokes. Boxing 4-3; German Club 4-3-2; Sheet Club 4-3-2; Ski Club 4; Photography Club 4-3-2; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM HINES LINDER E-2 Columbia, South Carolina Congressional BUI can be claimed as one of E-2 ' s more pros- perous men in the academic field. A sharp dresser with a strong Liking for good jazz, he didn ' t waste much time on his short jaunts to New York City. His good nature makes him a friend well worth having. Art Club 4-1; Debate Council 3-2-1; Dialectic Society 2-1; Handball Club 1; P.I.O. 3-2; Ring Committee 3-2- 1; Russian Club 3-2; Ski Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. , ROY ERNEST LINDQUIST, JR. G-1 Pittsfield, Maine Congressional From Greece to West Point, Roy has left a line of broken hearts with his " Why can ' t we just be friends? " Roy put up a close fight all the way for the coveted Anchor Man Award. " I ' m going to give up .smoking " has been a prolonged vow. A professed " Yuk Artist, " a joke never passed un- appreciated. Soccer 4: Debate Council 2: Dialectic Society 4: Russian Club 4: Ski Club 4-3-1; Sergeant 1. ROBERT HUNTER LINDSEY Winchester, Virginia H-1 Congressional The phrase " gloom period " never had any meaning for Bob. With his light heart, he managed to find the bright side of every aspect of Cadet Life. Even the " Area " held Uttle terror for the creator of " Lindsey ' s Trench. " His musical ability gained him fame, both at the piano and as a banger of the sackoids ' beloved Chapel Bells. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Cadet Chapel Chimera 4-3-2-1; Sunday School Teacher 3-2; Camera Club 4-3- 2-1; Dialectic Society 3-2-1; Russian Club 4-3-2; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. MTER Kork with acking. di ike most a Corps. Th Front " y MicCi GAYLE NORMAN LINKENHOGER L-2 Corpus Christi, Texas Senatorial Although Link misses the magnoUa trees that grow like weeds in Texas, he has become pretty well accustomed to the other forms of wild life he has found at West Point. Having exacted a full look at the worst during Plebe Year, he ' s been a strong " Link " in L-2, always in the heat of the intermurder battle and ever with an eye toward graduation. Lacrosse 4; Class Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; Handball Club 1: Special Programs Committee 4; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. 274 PAUL MICHAEL LION H-2 White Plains, New York Presidential Howdy ' s call of the wild-oh, for the girl with the two right feet always the economist. A tenth lost, another grey hair their answer is obviously wrong - stamp, stamp. His pyramid: basketball, stars. Flirty, security. Happy two ' s contact with White Plains- the finer things are found there. Obviously he has common-sense. Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Pointer 4-3; Russian Club 4-3-2-1: Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. i)r the laiger WALTER BERNARD LISKA Brooklyn, New York M-2 National Guard Walt ' s ability to accomplish a maximum of work with a minimum of effort left him time for sacking, dragging, and cau-tooning. He also owned the most accurate trip and leave calendar in the Corps. The support given him by the " Home Front " indicates a successful and bountiful future for Walt. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1: Ordnance Club 3: Pistol Club 3: Russian Club 3-2-1: Ski Club 3-2: Sergeant 1. DONALD CUBBISON LITTLE Mission, Texas G-1 Congressional Coming from a famUy of West Pointers, Don is not unfamiliar with military life. Noted for his exactness, he can ' t be too careful in anything he does, whether it be on the athletic field or in the class room. Concentration and hard work assure Don of success in whatever he is called upon to do. Cross Country 4; Golf 4; Swimming 4: Camera Club 2: Chess Club 1: Gclf Club 1: Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. 275 GEORGE ULRICH LOFFERT Midway, Pennsylvania I-l Competitive Ingeniiity, drive, perseverance and personal in- itiative, put all these together and what do we have? We have a Sunday School teacher, the organizer of an Aviation Club, the man who flew a seaplane Plebe Year. We have the man who brought Tyrone Power to supper. The " nerviest " guy in the Corps, George Loffert. Gymnastics 4-3, Numerals: Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; Howitzer 4: Model Airplane Club 4-3; Ordnance Club 2-1; Pistol Club 1; Spanish Club 3-2; Sunday School Teacher 2-1 ; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. JOHN LEWIS LIWSKI Garden City, New York K-2 Congressional John entered West Point with some knowledge of what to expect, and has never really had any trouble in doing the proper thing at the right time. His interest in everything has proved help- ful in his training to be an officer. His standing at about the middle of the class shows that aca- demics never proved to be a problem. Chess Club 4; Math Forum 2; Russian Club 2; Ser- geant 1. AARON B. LOGGINS New Orleans, Louisiana Buck has proven his adeptness at aU that he tackles. Although studious he always has time for fun and is never too busy to help goats through the writs. His personal philosophy of humbleness and straight forwardness has made him a friend to be desired and never forgotten. Buck, a man of his convictions, wiU be a welcome asset to the branch of his choice. Basketball 4, Manager; Mule Rider 2-1; Class Com- mittee 2-1; Pistol Club 4-3: Radio Club 4-3; Russian Club 4: Ski Club 4-3: Sergeant 1. 276 RICHARD WETZEL LOREY B-1 Mount Vernon, Ohio Congressional Sleep is the spice of life — to Dick. Cow Aca- demics took a back seat to his Math Seminars. Many ' s the night that would find Dick in the sinks of the fourth, pooping up the Yearling goats. Although they are forever indebted to him, he suffered not in academics. Vernon was never like this. Track 4-3-2; French Club 4-3-2; Sergeant 1. Mount DIRK HENRY LUEDERS St. Paul, Minnesota G-1 Congressional Dirk found a home familiar to his Minnesota here on the ice. For three years Dirk has been stopping the pucks for A-Squad. His inevitable smirk has been contagious to all. " Ah, folks, call a doc! " Has been heard in the company from dawn ' til dusk with the smirk of Dirk. May he be as weU-versed as an Officer as he is a Goalie. Hockey 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Ordnance Club 4-3: Spanish Club 2; Sergeant 1. K-1 Regular Army How Neale managed to spend so much time dragging, and sacking, and still maintain a high average in academics still baffles his roommates. Neale was always in demand for weekend parties in New York and some of them were humdingers. This, perhaps, accounts for his occasional run-in with the Tactical Department, but the influence of his girl friend and Hailie Selassie ' s amnesty, furnished him a happy Cadet career. Cross Country 4-3, Numerals: Track 4-3; Debate Coun- cil and Forum 4-3-2-1: Golf Club 2-1: Pistol Club 2-1; Portuguese 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. EUGENE STANLEY LYNCH Wall. Pennsylvania 1-2 Congressional During his four years here Gene has excelled in intermurder athletics and in academics. A year at Carnegie Tech helped quite a bit on the latter score. His humorous way of looking at things has made his four years here a pleasure for those peo- ple around him and should carry him far in the Service. Honor Committee 1: Pistol Club 3; Sergeant 1. ii GEORGE PATRICK LYNCH, JR. Four Oaks, North Carolina E-2 Senatorial Hans, the skimeister of E-2 who doubled as the holder of the Regimental Training whip and mas- ter of the snowy slopes about the country, leaves us all a little better for havmg known him. We anticipate seeing his sun kissed smiling face many times during the " Short 30. " Gymnastics 4, Numerals: Soccer 2. Monogram: Cadet Chapel Usher, 1: Ski Club 4-3-2-1, President: Russian Club 4-3-2: Corporal 2: Captain, Regimental Training Officer 1. spirit by pionship; future as ingenuity ittletroul WILLIAM EDWIN LYON Jacksonville, Florida G-2 Congressional Bill came to the Point from the Bluegrass Country. He found this life much different from carefree college days. Unfortunately he did not fare too well with the Academic Department and ended up taking the extended five year course. But even this failed to dint his cheerful attitude and easy going manner. Camera Club 3-1 : Debate Council 3: German Club 3; Golf Club 1: Howitzer 4: Sergeant 1. 278 RICHARD CHARLES MALINOWSKI L-2 Amboy, Washington Congressional It was a lucky Division that had Mai in it, for there was never a lack of excitement. Besides engi- neering tricks, he gave vent to his indomitable spirit by winning the Brigade WrestUng Cham- pionship and playing lacrosse. Whatever Dick ' s future assignment, you can rest assured that his ingenuity and spirit will carry him through with Uttle trouble. Football 4; Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Monogram; Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 2-1; French Club 2-1; Glee Club 3; Hop Committee 2-1; Ordnance Club 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. RICHARD EDWARD MACKIN M-1 Madison, Wisconsin Congressional Dick, quiet spoken and sincere, has been a source of inspiration to his classmates. His per- sonality has always been stable with a refreshing amovmt of subtle humor. His solid, straight-for- ward manner has made his thoughts understood by nearly everyone. It is comforting to know that our Services will be bolstered by men like " Mack " that are capable of building a principle and then Uving by it. Chess Club 4; Portuguese Club 2-1; Corporal 2; Lieu- tenant 1. EDWIN WOODS MARTIN, JR. H-2 Carson City, Nevada Congressional A quiet type, by doctor ' s orders, he ran the milk run to the 55th and braved the perils of a 5 year old Sunday School class. His friends, those who didn ' t mention flagpoles, came to him, on the Area, for advice. One wouldn ' t say that he lost things — he just had trouble finding them. He played it close and usually made it. Track 4-3; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 4-3-2- 1; Fishing Club 1; Spanish Club 3-2-1; Sunday School 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 279 GEORGE JOSEPH MARTIN H-1 Teaneck, New Jersey Senatorial George emerged every Sunday from Flirty to delve deep into his books, but he was never too busy to stop and send a happy " HeOo " or some mUd hazing to his many friends. The philosophers of the 31st wiU remember his midnight debates long after his earnestness, industry, and shock action have brought him to the top of his chosen branch. Debate Council 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 3-2-1; Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. I HAROLD ARTHUR MARVIN DUIon, South Carolina L-2 Congressional Hal ' s determination to graduate from the Point has always been weU known by his ability to cope with the problems of Cadet Life and the fact that he gave up two years at the Citadel for it. He ' s well in tune with Army Life, and his easy way of coping with problems assu res a successful career. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Cadet Glee Club 3-2; Golf Club 1 ; Howitzer Staff 4-3; Pointer Staff 4; Sergeant 1. ita THOMAS J. MASTERSON East Chester, New York B-2 Congressional Probably one of the most amiable persons to be found, " Bat " was well liked by everyone. He was always able to give as well as take his share of the kidding, and was never lacking when a job had to be done. We know that with his good-naturedness and ability Tom wiU be successful in any field of endeavor he undertakes and that we will always be proud to have spent four years together with him. Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Special Program Committee 4-3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Honor Committee 2- 1; Sergeant 1. 280 JON RUTLEDGE MATT H-1 Bristol, Connecticut Congressional Jon was undaunted by either the Academic or Tactical Departments although they both tried hard. He has the unique talent of getting men to work hard and happily for him. His constant good spirits and himior have sustained us through many a difficult or unpleasant moment. Camera Club 4-3-2; Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1: Dialectic Society 2-1; Escort Committee 1; Sergeant 1. FRANCIS WEEMS MATTHEWS K-2 Tompkinsville, Maryland Congressional In his typical Southern manner, Spider fought the battle with the Academic and Tactical Depart- ments to the nth degree. We will always remember him for his warm smile and happy manner. Truly a member of the Kappa Dos fun club, he was al- ways ready for a party. Wherever he goes we know he vkdll be in the memories of his friends and fellow club members. Soccer 4-3; Bugle Notes Staff 2-1; Russian Club 4-3; Ski Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. NICHOLAS ALEXANDER MAVROTHERIS M-1 Baltimore, Maryland Congressional " Mr. X " , as he was known to the Plebes, was an enthusiast for everything from soccer to women. He especially liked to tap dance and tango. " The Golden Greek " had a knack for collecting few de- merits and as many tenths. His easy-going attitude should carry him a long way. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Monogram, Major ' " A " ; Fencing 4-3, Numerals; Catholic Choir 4; Chess Club 4; Debate Council 2: French Club 3-2; Ordnance Club 1; Pistol Club 3-1: Ski Club 4: Weight Lifting Club 3-1; Lieute- nant 1. IRWIN BENTON MAYER Baltimore, Maryland E-2 Regular Army Irv impressed us from the outset with his mature and reserved manner. Blessed with a good singing voice, he managed to spend more weekends away than not, to the envy of his wives. Because of his intellectual preoccuiiation with juice and other occult sciences, he was never able to remember names, but seldom let this faze him. His Plebe year interest in Russian led some to look for com- umnist tendencies, but he never wavered in his loyalty to old Easy Two. Chess Club I: Glee Club 3-2: Dialectic Society 3-2: Jewish Chapel Choir4-3-2-l: Radio Club 3-2: Sergeant 1. ELFORD MORGAN MAYSON E-1 Spartanburg, South Carolina Senatorial Being a Southerner without a drawl, Morgan was able to smuggle fried chicken into the room on many weekends. He enjoyed skipping the Band- Box Reviews during the winter to play squash, and preferred corps tennis to review and inspection. His happiest moments came when the CCQ yelled, " Mail Carriers, Get Hot! " ■ Basketball 4; Squash 3-2-1, Minor " A " , W Tennis 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Minor Committee 2-1: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. i LEsrrER A tree: Mac y I versih ' toi slwaysrea away. ki THOMAS JOSEPH McANIFF F-2 Chicago, Illinois Congressional Mac leaves West Point a richer place for his presence. His three front teeth now fertiUze Howze Field; and as a result of his endeavors, the Aca- demic Departments have been forced to revise their standards. A five year man, Mac left the Solids Department with one tenth, and the Acad- emy with Two Gold Stars. Veni, vidi, vici. Dialectic Society 3-2; West Point Forum 1; Sergeant 1. 282 LESTER STERNS McCHRISTIAN, JR. F-1 Fayetteville, Arkansas Congressional A true razorback from the hills of Arkansas, Mac had to convert from the gay life of the Uni- versity to a new life at the " Point. " Easy going and always ready for a good time, he fitted in right away. Aggressive and full of fight, Mac was a natural for the Field of Athletics, and it is this driving spirit that assures him a bright future. Lacrosse 4-3, Numerals: Hop Committee 4-3-2-1; Radio Club 3; Ski Club 3-2: Spanish Club 3-2; Weight Lifting Club 3: Corporal 2: Captain 1: Battalion Com- mander. WALTER LEE McCAHAN Harrisburg, Pennsylvania M-1 Congressional When Walt wasn ' t reading " Sight Without Glasses, " he was ready at the drop of a derby to give a Deutsch appreciation course, or to tell of his adventures on Guam. An Army Brat, Walt entered West Point with one objective to be- come a Professional Army Officer. He was a friend to all, and those who knew him best were left with a deeper appreciation for the qualities that make a gentleman. Camera Club 4-3-2-1 : Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; German Club 3-2: Handball Club 3: Howitzer 4-3-2-1; PIO Sports Detail 4-3-2-1: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. WILLIAM WALLACE McCLUNG H-1 Tacoma, Washington Senatorial Following his brother ' s example. Bill flunked language and made the five year course in five. After foundation, he was transferred from Easy- Two to Hell-One. When studying in the halls after taps, many an O.C. failed to report Bill when he saw the four stars on his bathrobe. Those stars inspired other Cadets to study. When not studying on the weekends, he went mountain climbing in his car. Debate Council and Forum 1: Club 1: Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. French Club 3-2; Golf 283 p MERVIN GILBERT McCONNEL H-2 Boise, Idaho Congressional Merv was never bothered by the Academic De- partment and usually stayed one step ahead of the Tactical Department. Yet he was outfoxed by his classmates in the famous Reveille Cannon Raid at Buckner. Friendly and easy-going, Merv was often the innocent victim of birthday shower parties. He leaves West Point with many pleasant memories. Camera Club 2-1: Howitzer 4: Radio Station KDET 1, Sports Director; Skeet Club 3: Ski Club 3: Weight Lifting Club 2-1: Sergeant 1. RANDOLPH ADAMS McCREIGHT I-l Jacksonville, Florida Congressional After four years and many hours on The Plain, whenever the Corps marched. Randy " floated " on. He arrived from the deep South, besting the obstacle of Annapolis Blood in the family and a yen for Florida State. His abiUty to combine the roles of comedian, orator and sage gained him the title Senator Randolph. Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1 ; Dialectic Society 4-3- 2, Secretary: French Club 4-3-2; Howitzer 4: Pointer 3-2, Business Staff; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1; Ser- geant 1. JOHN JOSEPH McGinn New Orleans, Louisiana Juice, Topo, Plebe swimming and reveille will forever be dear to this Cadet ' s heart. On week- ends when he was not studying. Slim John was usually trying to woo some classmate ' s girl. He ended his Cadet career with the following: To the Academic Department, " Thanks a lot " for those five wonderful years. Football 4-3-2-1, Monogram, Numerals: Wrestling 4-3- 2, Numerals: Trad; 4-3, Numerals: Catholic Acolyte 4-3-2-1; French Club 4-3-2; Debate Council 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 284 MICHAEL JOSEPH McGRATH F-1 Bronx, New York Congressional Whenever from out of a crowd of people came a voice tainted with a strong Bronx accent, no one ever had trouble distinguishing it as Mike, Champion of the Irish and Pohticians everywhere. He never even saw the glimmer of stars in the Mathematical courses, but he argued many a Social Science instructor into submission. His cheerful attitude and inherent abilities will surely combine to make him a success in his every endeavor. Catholic Chapel Acolytes 4-3-2; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Golf Club 4-3; Russian Club 3-2; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 9 9 1 HARRY JAMES McGUIRE H-2 Wabash, Indiana Congressional He wasn ' t gross and he wasn ' t indifferent, but he played it about as close as you could safely come. His elbows were the terror of the soccer field and his alarm clock was the terror of Flirtie. He dragged so pro that we hated him for it; but who else could make love in both Russian and Japanese. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Russian Club 4-3-2-1, Treas- urer 2, President 1; Sergeant 1. JAMES STEPHEN McMAHON D-2 Brooklyn, New York Congressional Jim always had a legitimate gripe. Can be re- membered for his ideas on the System. Firm be- liever in free time, flying, horses, and D.P. The true executive, always thorough, confident, and never on the short end of anything. Brought Brooklyn into the hearts of D-2 with a magnetic Irish personaUty. Boxing 4; Track 4; Catholic Choir 4; Pointer 3-2; De- bate Council and Forum 3-2-1, Home Activities Chair- man 2: Housing Chairman, Nat ' l Debate Tourn. 2, Vice-pres. Debate 1, Vice-Pres. Speech 1; Co-chairman, Nat ' l Debate Tourn. 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JAMES WALSH McNULTY Lyndhurst, New Jersey C-1 Congressional Although he sometimes got his Irish up, Jim ' s easy going ways and good nature helped make things pleasant around C-1 for our four years. His achievements on the " Fields of Friendly Strife " as well as in the classroom forecast a suc- cessful career. McNult ' s sincerity and comical smile have won him many lasting friends. We know his future is a bright one. Catholic Cliapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1: Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 2-1; Russian Club 3: Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. WU " Alien kPEEK . -w A-2 Congressional M 4 me Vir " Mac " year of love for .ic. ■ four yeai ,v ' tt!i demic Department. ' om New Jersey after one He brought with him his ;, and sports. He fonght a oth the TD and the Aca- .; friendly manner has won him many friends and assures h ' m of his ambition in the Service. Wrestling 4-3, Numerals; Debate Council 3-2; Golf Club 3-2-1, Secretary-Treasurer, President; Handball Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. i prov.iitk riling to misses litii amiable, h like it. G. J. McREE G-1 Richmond, Virginia Congressional " You-aO watch now, and I ' ll show you! " — and he did. Want your lab report made out? Want the supply and demand curves explained? Want a party, house or beach? Hurricanes provided — see McRee. The long struggle is over now, we go our many ways, bye Grif — keep ' em rolling, show ' em how — as you did. Track 2-1 ; Spanish Club 3; Sheet Club 3-2; Seminar 2 Se?geant 1. 286 n STANLEY HERBERT MEADER K-2 Youngstown, Ohio Qualified Alternate Getting the word late, Stan came from Ohio and reported to Beast Barracks after a month had passed, but learned everything twice as fast to make up for lost time. He played B and C Squad football, contributing to the Army efforts on these unheralded, but hard-working teams. His will- ingness to tackle any job given him and his good- natured spirit have gained him an enviable reputa- tion that will enhance his future success in the service. Football 4-3-2: Ring Committee 2-1; Spanish Club 3-2; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. bition PORTER NELSON J .c ,17 E-1 Hoges Chapel, Virginia .on iional While at the Academy nounced abihty to get provi;d that he will never ) willing to tackle anything, misses Uttle, and lives life amiable, he could charm the devil — when he feels like it. Lacrosse 4; Pistol Club 3; Russian Club 3-2-1; SCUSA 2; Weight Lifting Club 2; Sergeant 1. Hth ' .er ' s pro- ficiently iady and , I ' vtime, he )e Rut. Sincere and RUSSELL AARON MERICLE, JR. D-1 Lima, Ohio Qualified Alternate " Spoon " was unsuccessful at convincing class- mates that his thinning top was caused by the wear and tear of a football helmet in long scrim- mages. Quarterbacking for the Rabble and his rev- erence for Cadet Life are the things we will re- member about him. Russ is sure to find many friends wherever he happens to be. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " ; Basketball 4; Chapel Usher 1; Debate Council 1; Golf Club 2-1; Hop Manager 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Captain 1; Regimental Supply Officer. 287 PAUL ANTHONY MEROLA A-2 Washington, D. C. D.C. Commissioner " The Punch " comes out of his corner at the beU, raring to take on any task he can. Being a hustler, he doesn ' t let up until the job is done. Paul ' s the even-tempered type of guy always ready with the big smile if things start looking down. The trieds of Cadet Life are pie to this happy-go-lucky character. Baseball 4, Numerals: Boxing 4-3, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Catholic Acolyte 3-2-1: Debate Council 4; Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. HENRY BALDWIN MILES, JR. D-1 El Dorado, Arkansas Congressional Hank was a true rebel. He just couldn ' t stand those Yankee winters at West Point. He would hit the rack every night with two red boys and an O.D. on top. His first Cow Year he was the star goat end in the annual football game with the engineers. Dog-One will long remember Hank and his Pepsodent smiles at reveille. Debate Council and Forum 3-2; Skeet Club 3-2-1 : Ski Club 4-3: Sergeant 1. THOMAS LARUE MILLER 1-2 Monongahela, Pennsylvania National Guard Tom arrived at " The Rock " with a map in his hip pocket, ready to prove that there is such a place as Monongahela, Pa. Whether he spent more of his time studying, sacking, or writing letters is debatable. Never-the-less, we will remember him as one who gave his all in every task. His drive and ambition will carry him far. Lacrosse 4: Portuguese Club 3-2-1: Sergeant 1. vm GREGORY WELCH MITCHELL F-2 Shaker Heights, Ohio Son of Deceased Veteran Not often is there a man with a spirit so fine that he can face each challenge undaunted. Such a man is Greg. Confident of his goal from the start, he joined our ranks from high school. His power to make the difficult seem easy is a gift he shares with all. Camera Club 3: Chess Club 4-3-2; Special Program Committee 4-3-2-1, 2nd Regiment Rep 2, Treasurer 1; Sergeant 1. DAVID WARDLAW MOORE C-1 Greenville, South Carolina Congressional Dave scaled the walls of the Academic and TD Bastions with a typical Marine enthusiasm. His good hvmior was never deterred and his looseness never hampered by our restrictions and regula- tions. You can rest assured that no matter where you nieet him you will co me away happier for the experience. Baseball 3-2-1, Manager; Debate Council 2-1; French Club 3; Howitzer 2-1; Ski Club 3-1; Sergeant 1. DONALD RAY MORELLI M-1 Greensburg, Pennsylvania Congressional Don came to us from Pennsylvania and was very quick to catch on to the System. He had Uttle trouble with either the TD or with the Academic Department. Everyone will remember Don for his continual smile and for his constant " Bird Dog- ging. " Basketball 4-3-2-1, Manager, Major " A " ; Class Com- mittee 2-1; KDET 1; Portuguese Club 2; Corporal 2. JEROLD ALAN MORGAN L-2 Kellogg, Idalio Congressional Running in the hills was his greatest pleasure. The road from Michie Stadium to South Gate suf- fered under his feet for nearly four years. He was quiet, soinetimes industrious, and I think he liked the place. Cross Country 4-3-2; Track 4-3: Glee Club 2-1: Fishing Club 1: Portuguese Club 3: Sid Club 3: Sergeant 1. WALTER JOSEPH MULLER, Savannah, Georgia JR. 1-2 Congressional I IVIDG liie f rn- Walt was a " Man of the World " status by traveling as an " Army Brat. " Many were the stories of " Gay Paree " that were unfolded in the sessions in the barracks. He earned his " Star " through the French Department and hasn ' t spoken to them since. The Army will have good use for men like the " Old Mull. " Camera Club 4-3; Howitzer 4-3; Sergeant 1. JACK THIEL MUNSEY Connellsville, Pennsylvania L-1 Congressional Whether Jack was busy in his room or over in the gym dancing around the boxing ring, he always had time for a laugh with a friend. His interest in the things around him caused him to be one of the most colorful men in the Corps. His strength of character will aid him in carrying out the expecta- tions of the Long Gray Line. Boxing 4-3; Cross Country 4-3; Debate Council 3; German Club 3-1: Model Railroad Club 3; Ordnance Club 1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. 290 HUGH WILMOT MUNSON Beatrice, Nebraska K-1 Senatorial Hugh will be remembered for his ever ready smile and kind word to everyone. After a Plebe Year spent serving one of the biggest doses ever administered by the T. D., Hugh went on to show his abUity on the baseball diamond. He is a fine athlete and classmate; those who serve with and under him will be privileged. Baseball 3-2-1; Boxing 3: Football 4, Numerals; Ser- geant I . DAVID CARL MUNTZ Battle Creek, Michigan A-1 Congressional Whether working or just having fun, Dave could seldom be found without his camera. A regular on the Dean ' s List, A-1 will remember him as a good man, and a true friend of the goats. Mid-period always found the boys dropping in to sample his boodle and to learn his strategy in the eternal battle of the books. Sailing Team 4-3-1; Camera Club 3-2, Secretary- Treasurer; Debate Council and Forum 4-3; French Club 3; Howitzer 4-3-2-1, Photography Editor 1; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM EDWARD NARUS Richmond Hill, New York M-2 Congressional Throughout his stay at the Academy, Bill ' s good nature and sincerity have won him many friends. Whether on the athletic field, or at the many extra-curricular activities he participated in. Bill always put forth his maximum effort, and accomplished an excellent job. Lacrosse 4-3; Track 4-3; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Sheet Club 3-2; Pistol Club 2; Glee Club 3; Special Programs Com- mittee 3; Pointer 4-3-2; Camera Club 4-3-2; Forum 1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 291 EDWARD FRANCIS NEARY B-1 Boston, Massachusetts Congressional Ed is one of the boys who hail from the land of the bean and the cod. While at West Point he re- ceived an ample supply of both. He usually man- aged to escape the clutches of the Academic and Tactical Departments by staying flexible. His ready smile and " extra dry " humor won many friends in the Corps. Catholic C ioir 4-3-2-1; Honor Committee 1; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. JOHN WILLIAM NICHOLSON C-1 Struble, Iowa Congressional Nick came out of Struble (population 98) and Iowa State to kiss the Eastern women and make them cry. Having no particular difficulties with academics, " the big spender from the west " dis- tinguished himself as Captain of the Wrestling Team and won recognition throughout the Corps. Everyone agrees that Nick has that intangible something that guarantees success. Lacrosse 4-3; Wrestling 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Monogram, Minor " A " ; Catholic Choir 4; Debate Council 2-1; Spanish Club 3; Corporal 2; Captain 1; Regimental Commander. ROBERT KIRK NICHOLSON Jenkintown, Pennsylvania " Nick " had no worries in academics. He spent most of his free time on track, debate work, skeet, choir, and building radios. His favorite expression " never cracked a book. " He spent his summers touring Latm American countries. In spite of all these activities Nick finds very much time to rest his eyes. Track 3-2-1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Chess Club 3-2; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; Golf Club 2; Howitzer 4-3-2; Pistol Club 4-3; Skeet Club 2; Spanish Language Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. MARIO ANTHONY NICOLAIS Staten Island, New York I-l Congressional A bouncy song meant " Nick " had gone " Pro " and with his keen academic abUity, I-l often heard his singing. At any rate, there was always a quick smile from I-l ' s athlete. A lover of parties, or at least half a party, " Nick " was always on hand with wit and cheerfulness. We all heard his praises of Staten Island and it, in turn, has given the Service a fine Officer. Baseball 4; Basketball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2; Spanish Club 3-2, Treas- urer; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. BERNARD J. O ' BRIEN M-1 Lawrence, Massachusetts Congressional His initials are B.J. — heaven help him. With his gift of gab he soon made " fall-outs " and the 100th Night Show. His dramatics background led him to direct the Buckner Shows. One of the pioneers of Station KDET, we expect him back as S.S.O. Catholic Choir 4-3-2; Dialectic Society 4-3-2; KDET 1; Sergeant 1. DONALD MICHAEL O ' SHEI Hamburg, New York D-1 Air Force Academics were no problem for Don and he be- came one of the best coaches going. He will be re- membered as the man who could make reveille in one and a half minutes and whose feet gave him a day ' s trouble for every hour on the Area. Don ' s talents in the debating line ought to stand him in good stead in his career. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3; Glee Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 2; Russian Club 3-2; Ski Club 4-3-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 293 JOHN HAWLEY OAKES Washington, D. C. G-1 Congressional With an all but professional knack for throwing parties on Christmas leaves, John has also taken time to get a little soccer in on the side, and, in fact, boosted himself to captain in his First Class Year. A lover of good books, but of the non- academic type, he would like nothing better than to substitute the social sciences for " Book-of-the- Month " appreciation classes. Soccer 4-3-2-1. Captain, Numerals, Major " A ' itzer 4-3; Ski Club 2-1; Seminar 1; Sergeant 1. How- CHARLES THEODORE OGREN F-2 Ashland, Wisconsin Congressional From the shores of Gitchee Gumee and after detouring through the rigors of ROTC and fra- ternity life at Wisconsin, Ted found a new " Col- legiate " atmosphere. Too light to play football, his favorite sport, except in the hne-up of the engineer team in the Thanksgiving Day classic and intramural, his next choices were basketball and running. Quiet and reserved, there ' s a smile ready for whatever is ahead. Cross Country 4, Numerals; Track 4, Numerals; Ger- man Club 3-2; Ordnance Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieute- nant 1. i JAMK I N.vack..N ' .Jim B t ton ANTHONY JOSEPH ORTNER G-2 St. Petersburg, Florida Qualified Competitor His father called him Tony, but it was Joe to the friends he won with that wild sense of humor. He could imitate a " Steamboat on the Hudson, " or a " Jungle of Animals " ; many were the times he did — both in and out of class! Joe ' s hobby was the pistol team which he captained. No matter what the task, he did a good job. Pistol 3-2-1, Captain, Minor " A " , Navy Star; Choir 4-3-2; Honor Committee 1; Pistol Club 3-2-1, Secretary 2; Corporal 2; Sergsant 1. 294 DAVE RICHARD PALMER Hooks, Texas B-1 Congressional He was successful in combining a devotion to duty with a fun-loving spirit throughout his ap- prenticeship at the Point. Raising hamsters in quantity — vied with the track team for his extra hours. Dave ' s firm dedication to the Service should insure a continued success in his career. Track 4-3-2-1, Nuiyierals, Monogram. Major " A " : Football 4: Cadet Chapel Usher 1: French Club 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1 ; Sheet Club 3: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. JAMES PARADISE M-1 Nyack, New York Regular Army Jim is the type of person who you always want to meet but rarely get the opportunity. Seriously devoted to academics, he found a permanent place on the Dean ' s List. Coming from the regular Army, he was well schooled in regulations aU but the one that goes: " Public Display . . . " His future is well defined. Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Debate Council 3-2, Treas- urer; Company Honor Representative; Spanish Club 3; Corporal 2: Supply Sergeant 1. CHARLES RICHARD PARKER Fort Lauderdale, Florida L-2 Senatorial Connoisseur of all things German from Wagner to " Bock, " Dick ' s expert coaching helped many an L-2 file over the rough spots in the German course. With his ability to get things done, Dick ' s only problem after graduation will be to finance that big convertible he wants to buy. Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; German Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 295 1 h JOHN RANDALL PARKER Galveston, Texas B-1 Congressional Randy came to West Point with one year of college at Texas A M already behind him. While at the Point he gave i lenty of spirit to that famous fighting " Rally Band. " He participated actively on his class ring committee, a job that had its best moment when it was done and he could wear the fruits of his work. Ring Committee 4-3-2-1: Spanish Club 3; Ski Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant I . FARRELL GEE PATRICK D-2 Indianapolis, Indiana Congressional From Indianapolis by way of Columbia Univer- sity, Farrell came to West Point, but during his four years, though he tried, he was never able to hide those Hoosier instincts. His knack for getting into trouble was exceeded only by his ability to get out again. The luck of the Irish to you, " Pat. " Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Rally Band 3-2; Russian Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. ROBERT LEROY PEARSON F-1 Rawlins, Wyoming Congressional Bobby came to West Point from the Air Force, via USMA Prep. While here his creative genius rocked the 15th Division with the loudest radio in the Corps, and his " practical jokes " kept his wives guessing. Bob ' s ability with a rifle made him top shot for F-Co. Between his guns, radios, boats, and girls, there was little time for academics. German Club 3-2; Golf Club 1: Ordnance Club 2-1; Photography Club 2-1; Pistol Club 4-3: Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 296 SILVIO PELOSI B-2 Paterson, New Jersey Congressional Sil came to West Point after attending Rutgers University as a chemistry major. During Yearling year he not only won stars but, as always, con- tinued to help his less fortunate classmates over the rough spots. His non-academic contributions to the baseball and squash teams have also been sincerely appreciated. Baseball 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram; Squash 4-3, Numerals; Dialectic Society 2-1; Special Program Com- mittee 2-1; General Committee 2-1; Corporal 2; Lieu- tenant 1. MICHAEL JOSEPH PENDING H-2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional Mike put his athletic powers to good use as he became " Happy-Two ' s " most valuable competi- tor. The fact that he inhabited the fog-bound re- gions of the academic buildings did not serve to squelch his spirit or sense of humor, for Mike was always on hand to favor the troops with a soft- shoe routine on those trying days. Football 4. Numerals; Handball Club 3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. BENJAMIN GAY PETERSON Huntsville, Texas L-2 Senatorial Remembering his college days with glee, Ben managed to drift through academics with little trouble. Although an enthusiastic intramural ath- lete, the red-boy remained his first love. Between dragging blind and avoiding the TD, the years passed quickly. His perpetual cheer and acute judgment should stand him in good stead in future endeavors. Rifle Team 4; Pistol Team 3; Pistol Club 4-3-2-1; Mathematics Forum 2-1; Forum 2-1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Ski Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 297 GARY RAY PHILLIPS Vero Beach, Florida F-1 Congressional " Bold, cautious, true and a loving comrade. " His Mid-Period Seminars pulled half of F Com- pany through academics. Kindly ol ' Uncle Gary was known and admired by all and sundry. During the " cruel hard " West Point winters he longed for the sunny sands of Vero Beach, Florida. As Cyrano of the 14th Division he will be remem- bered for his sonnets for inarticulate roommates. Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. RICHARD BRAYTON PIERCE Live Oak, California B-2 Presidential Hailing from the far West, " Grubby " is a true Army Brat. His successes here at the Academy in- cluded academics and athletics. He never failed to amaze the boys in the Company with his " hivey " grades and minimum of effort. His un- tiring energy and variety of interests insure him success throughout the remainder of his career. Tennis 4, Numerals: Squash 4, Numerals; Dialectic Society 2-1; Golf Club 3-2-1; Handball Club 1; Pistol Club 4; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. JOHN STANLEY POLICKOSKI D-2 Queens, New York Congressional Sunshine Jack is the name and sunshine it wiU always be. What was that streak away from rev- eille formation, back from class, returning from supper? Just boundless energy in a tremendous hurry. The hockey season with its spills, chills and injuries lived for us through its leading supporter. And so a laugh, whistle and many words-four years. Hockey 4-3-2-1, Monogram; Catholic Chapel Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 2; Dialectic So- ciety 4; French Club 4-3-2; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. I JON EUGENE PORTER C-2 Woodsfield, Ohio Congressional West Point was a new life for Jon from his hunt- ing and fishing in Ohio, but it did not take him long to master it. He was always ready to sing off key or to tell a good story, and was as good a friend as he was a cadet. We hope he will continue to be a living proof that happiness is where you find it. Debate Council 4-3-2: Fishing Club 3-2; German Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. CHARLES ELLSWORTH POOLE, JR. K-1 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida National Guard Never was Charlie bothered too much by the books that he couldn ' t find some time for the sack or good barracks chat. He was never at a loss for a story and was always able to top the best. A real tiger and a terror at the one minute bell, he made up for his size by speed and a loud mouth and a growl. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1 ; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; Fishing Club 3-2; SCUSA 2-1; Seminars 3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. U FRANCISCO JAVIER POZUELO-MARIN B-2 San Jose, Costa Rica Foreign Cadet Along with Chico ' s Latin-American quick-tem- per, came his soccer ability. He was among the top men in P.E. and was always wilUng to take a chance or express his differences with the T.D.; and he has the blisters on his feet to prove it. He is also the proud owner of turnout stars. His likes: bananas and women. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Boxing 4-3; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 2-1; Ordnance Club 1; Sergeant 1. 299 LESLIE TERENCE PROSSNER G-2 Rome, New York Congressional Terry, known to his pals as " Big Ter, " was a typical college man at heart. He liked to sleep, play sports, and haze his classmates. His friendly smile and glib manner made him a favorite with everyone. He is looking forward to graduation and the futm e with great expectations. Hockey 4-3-2-1: Football 2-1: Baseball 4-3: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 2-1: Debate Council and Forum 1: Golf Club 3-2-1; Russian Club 3-2; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Ser- geant 1. ROBERT E. QUACKENBUSH, JR. G-1 Arlington, Virginia Presidential Bob missed the oars of a shell, but put his big hands to work in the pool. " I can ' t swim the 440 and smoke. " But he did both. An outdoors-man all the way, " We ' ll have the party at the beach instead of the cabin. " After graduation, it ' s get rich quick and drive a Porsche. Swimming 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Russian Club 4-3; General Committee 2-1; Golf Club 3-1; Howitzer 4-3-2; Captain 1, Company Commander MATTHEW JAMES QUINN, JR. L-2 Ellsworth, Wisconsin Qualified Alternate Jim came to the " Point " after a year at Saint Thomas college in Saint Paul, so he didn ' t have to worry about academics. He spent most of his time convincing his class of the superiority of the Mid- West and the big ten. If he doesn ' t make Gen- eral, he ' ll probably take over Joe McCarthy ' s Sen- atorial seat. Art Club 4-3; Debate Forum 2-1; Mathematics Forum 2-1; Howitzer 3-2-1; Pointer 4; Sergeant 1. 300 JL JOSEPH EDWARD RAGLAND H-1 Arlington, Virginia Congressional Ned had five roommates turned out (four were found) during his sojourn here, but other than that, he ' s easy to get along with. He loves music and sometimes even accompanies Rubenstein on his uke. Squash is his forte, and if he wasn ' t playing Corps Squad, then he was coaching winning inter- murder teams. Ned ' s a sure success in the Service with his friendly yet forceful way. Squash 4-3, Numerals; Tennis 4-3, Numerals; Model Airplane Club 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 4; Weight Lifting Club 2; Hop Committee 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. PAUL WAYNE RAJALA M-1 Joliet, Illinois Congressional Skip has represented well Finland ' s contribu- tion to the United States. During his time here, he has managed to make a transformation from a fairly casual Airman 3 c to a fine cadet. His work on many extra-activities has demonstrated an ability which is sure to take him far in the Service. Hockey 4, Manager; Camera Club 3; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; German Club 3-2; Ordnance Club 1; Ski Club 3; Special Program Committee 4-3; Sergeant 1. FREDERICK ASHBY RALL M-1 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Congressional Fred, an Army Brat, came to us with a sincerity for the Service that will make him a success in his chosen profession. Although he spent much time burning the midnight oil, Fred was always ready to participate in his favorite pastime of escorting to the weapons room. We will remember him for his devotion to duty and his willingness to partici- pate in all Corps activities. Cadet Chapel Choir 4; Debate Council and Forum 3-2; German Club 4-3-2-1; KDET 1; Ordnance Club 1; Ser- geant 1. ROBERT D. RANDALL Gonvick, Minnesota L-1 Congressional Well known for his athletic prowess and sense of humor, Bob has won many friends among his class- mates. His adeptness at finding a good time on leaves is far above his dexterity with green chalk. His interests are wide, varying from bridge and other card games to playing with stacks. His addi- tion to the Officer Corps will be an asset to his fellow officers whether in friendly discussion or in the field. Wrestling 4-3, Numerals, Monogram; Debate Council 4-3: German Club 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 4-3-1; Ski Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. HARRY JERROL RAYMOND Tallahassee, Florida 1-2 Congressional Jerry was never number one in academics but he had a personality that was truly wonderful. Always ready with a smile or anecdote, he could be counted on for help. With his easy going like- able personality, Jerry will be a success wherever he puts his Pogo book. He made a lasting impres- sion on 1-2. Camera Club 4; Debate Council and Forum 1; Fishing Club 1; Pistol Club 1; Ski Club 3; Sergeant 1. i k fondr lelpanvoi petitivesf timtota slide rale ' ROGER ROY REDHAIR E-1 Cheyenne, Wyoming Senatorial Roger came to West Point from the wide open spaces of wonderful Wyoming. He will always be remembered for his willingness to help those who had trouble with academics. Along with acting as an Academic Coach, he always found the time to write lots of letters and to take an active part in several activities. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Hop Committee 3-2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1, Personnel Manager 2, Editor- in-Chief 1; SCUSA 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. .J - n 302 THOMAS EDWARD REINHARDT C-1 Baltimore, Maryland Competitive A fondness of the outdoors and a willingness to help anyone in any way were characteristics which made Tom stand out from the rest. A great com- petitive spirit and a keen sense of humor enabled him to take everything in stride. His quiet un- assuming attitude and an uncanny ability with a sUde rule will always be remembered by his many friends. Basketball 4; Lacrosse 4-3-2, Numerals; Soccer 4-3, Numerals: Fishing Club 3-2-1; Russian Language Club 3-2, Vice-President 2; Sergeant 1. EDWARD HARRISON REDLINE D-1 Waterbury, Connecticut Congressional After two years in the Army, Ed found no major problems confronting him at the Academy. Ed ' s previous experience enabled him to exercise the leadership and responsibility he deems necessary for an Army career. Besides his devotion to duty Ed spent much time dragging the O.A.O. he met Plebe Year. Lacrosse 4, Numerals; Debate Council and Forum 2; Pistol Club 3; Russian Club 4-3: Ski Club 4: Corporal 2; Captain 1. ALAN BISHOP RENSHAW B-1 Douglaston, New York Congressional An instructor once told Al " You could sell re- frigerators to Eskimos. " He may have had a more difficult time seUing his solution to the Academic Department, but Al says, " That ' s the way it goes " . Al didn ' t have much trouble with the T.D. though. Golf 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Minor " A " ; Cadet Chapel Usher 1; Honor Committee 2-1; Spanish Club 3-2; Color Corporal 2: Captain 1, Regimental Adjutant. 303 RAND ELIOT RENSVOLD L-2 Kansas City, Missouri Congressional Eliot ' s reputation as the big spender from Missouri and L-2 ' s most avid supporter of the Kansas City Athletics is weU known. He ' s put in his four years with the L-2 fraternity, spending the last steering the intramural teams as Athletic Rep. His love for travel will work well for him in the Service wherever he may go, and promises him an exciting career. Howitzer Staff 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 4-3-2; Camera Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. EDWARD F. RHODES F-2 Binghamton, New York Congressional Not for a moment were the rigors of West Point able to disturb Ed ' s ever present smile. He worked and played, laughed and worried. Rarely did any event upset his composure. His high sense of Honor and his conception of right and wrong have made him an outstanding example of a true West Pointer, and these qualities will greatly assist him in his career. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Catholic Acolyte 3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Pointer 4; Span- ish Club 3; Sergeant 1. EDWARD THOMAS RICHARDS 1-2 West New York, New Jersey Congressional Ed will be remembered by us through the scru- pulously efficient manner in which he planned his 15 minutes studytime per day. He actually had the Academic Dept. worrying about him. They be- came so frustrated that they decided to give him a five year tour in order to more fully capitalize on his potentialities. Dining Hall Committee 1: Howitzer 4-3-2-1 : Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. 304 ROBERT N. RICHARDS Arcadia, California M-2 Senatorial Bob was born and raised in California and lets everyone know it. After one Beast Barracks and two years in California colleges, he entered ' 56 by way of the ejection method. RNR ' s academic prowess was unselfishly shared with anyone in need. He has been an inspiration to all of us. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2: Howitzer 4-3: Ordnance Club 1; Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. GERALD ALAN RICHARDSON Puente, California M-2 Principal Gerry ' s four years at the Academy demon- strated well his will to conquer any task regardless of difficulty. When Gerry ' s time was not being taken up by text books or in dragging pro., he was usually striving for a record at the cross-country course or on the track field. Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " ; Cross Country 2: Catholic Chapel Choir 3-2; Glee Club 1; Fishing Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. K-2 Congressional Worldly-wise, a perfectionist, and a true son of Omar Khayyam, that ' s Rink, although the life was good at Kansas U., Dick made a smooth transition from civilian to Cadet. Among his accomplish- ments are an excellent command of French, all- around athletic abihty, and positions as business manager of the Bugle Notes, and a member of the Honor Committee. In many positions of responsi- bility. Rink has shown all of the attributes of a leader of men. No matter what he endeavors, he will be successful. Bugle Notes Staff 2-1, Business Manager; French Club 3-2-1; Honor Committee 1: P.I.O. 4-3-2-1; Pointer 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. SAMUEL J. ROBERTS Clinton, North Carolina C-2 Congressional Sam surrendered a chemical engineering career at Georgia Tech for the military. His choice was a wise one for he has continued to show the qualities of an excellent Cadet and Officer. Let ' s hope he gets as many helping hands in the future as he gave here. Gymnastics 4-3-2-1, Minor " A " : Soccer 4: Debate Coun- cil 3-1; German Club 4-3-2-1, Custodian: Special Pro- gram Committee 4-3; Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. CHARLES WILLIAM ROBERTSON F-1 Maiden, Massachusetts Congressional Coming to West Point from M.I.T., Bill re- tained his interest in the sciences. A true Yankee, he practices the virtues of industry and thrift. Seldom serious, his " Joie De Vivre " was his out- standing feature. His wants and tastes were sim- ple, " A pizza pie, a bottle of beer, etc. " and he was content. German Club 4-3; Golf Club 3-1; Ordnance Club 1; Sergeant 1. WILLIAM CORNELIUS ROLL H-1 Panama City, Florida Congressional WilUe ' s a warm blood from way back and he let everyone kn ow about it come gloom period and the big freeze. A definite asset to any intermurder team, he was expert at all sports. No hive. Will did have to study but this didn ' t deter him from red boy every now and then. His sincere and friendly manner has and will make him many friends. Golf 4-3, Numerals; Debate Council and Forum 1; French Club3; Handball Club3-1; Corporal2; Captain 1. I New Brai tokrew ins friend ' (Oui 306 T MORRILL ROSS, JR. New Braunfels, Texas A-2 Presidential Skip came to West Point graced with the assets of being an Army Brat and a citizen of the Lone Star State. He did well in academics and excelled in skeet shooting accompanied by frequent, long to be remembered, parties. His adeptness at mak- ing frien ds easily and abiUty to do a job well, wiU carry him far along the road to a successful career. Football 4, Manager, Numerals; Honor Committee 1: Pistol Club 3-2; Skeet Club 3-2-1, Treasurer; Special Programs Committee 3-2; Lieutenant 1. ROGER ALAN ROOT B-1 Hutchmson, Minnesota Reserve Competition Roger, because of the knowledge of his pet sub- ject, juice, was a mystery. To behold a man who understood it was indeed an honor. The big smile of the big Swede from Minnesota gave a real spark to everything he attacked. His motto was, " A letter a day keeps the blues away; " and he got them. Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals; Camera Club 3; Radio Club 4-3-2-1, Vice-President 1; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. ROBERT ALLISON ROSS G-2 Madison, Wisconsin Congressional After three years at the carefree civilian Uni- versity of Wisconsin, Bob came to the Point and soon learned how the other half lived. His main interests were the pistol club and team, but he branched out in fencing and the Forum. Luckily, academics did not give him much trouble. Fencing 4-3; Pistol 2-1; Forum 2; Golf Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Portuguese Club 3; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. THOMAS E. ROSS, JR. L-2 Los Angeles, California Congressional In four years at West Point, Tom accomplished the following: he studied a little, slept a little, marched some, complained some, laughed a lot, ate enormously, but never got carried away by excess enthusiasm for Ye Olde Traditions. Honor Committee 1; Camera Club 3; Russian Club 3; Sergeant 1. GEORGE WAYNE ROSTINE Henderson, Nevada I-l Congressional Although his " beady eyes " dropped a few files through his four yeair sentence from poring over the books, this gambler from Nevady never lost a second of red boy rendezvous. He wasn ' t really lazy, but he still could have been at the top of any ath- letic sport that he chose, he showed this in base- ball, basketball, and football, excelling in each. Handball Club 1; Ordnance Club 1; Sergeant 1. ERNEST L. RUFFNER Washington, D. C. Big Em characterized the Ftrstie Class of L-2 in the way he always seemed to get things done a lot more effectively in his easy-going way. Remem- ber Jomini ' s maxims still hold, he held to the big picture of graduation, and burned all his bridges behind him. His several trips to quaint portions of the world will make quite a few of his future stations familiar to him Golf 4-3, Numerals; Class Committee 2-1: Debate Coun- cil and Forum 2-1: Skeet Club 4-3-2-1: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. IVAR WALTER RUNDGREN Brooklyn, New York A-1 Congressional Here is a Yankee fan from Brooklyn, and he has not been stoned in the streets. One of the members of the benevolent and protective order who have been hazed by Martin, he has still negotiated four years with little panic. One of the old men of the class, he hopes to receive his retirement papers with his diploma. Lacrosse 4; German Club 3: Sunday School Teacher 3-2: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. CHARLES R. RUSSELL F-2 Mississippi Congressional A true Mississippi rebel, " Chuck " came to " Woo Poo " from Benning OCS. A friend to all, he left his mark on all who knew him. Although not a holder of a turnout star, he carries scars inflicted on the academic battlefields. Not sure of his career, he will make good wherever he goes. Basketball Manager 4-3-2; Camera Club 1; Catholic Choir 4-3-2; German Club 4-3; Howitzer Photo Staff 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 2; Ski Club 3-2-1; Corporal 2; Captain, Regimental Supply Officer 1. THORTON SAMUEL SAFERSTEIN L-2 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ER Competitive " Soop ' s " struggles with academics and the TD have been legendary. Always close to turn out stars, he never quite made them. He managed to surmount all obstacles and come through with a smile. Bolstered up by his faith in the inevitability of graduation, Soop looks forward to a successful career in the Service. Dialectic Society 4-3-1; Golf Club 3-1; Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 1: Portuguese Club 3: Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-1; Sergeant 1. 309 WALTER C. SAGER San Rafael, California I-l Regular Annv Walt got an early start on his military career by being an infantryman. He hasn ' t slowed down a bit and having a gift of gab and ability to put his point across are well known. Listen for someone talking 1000-per with equivalent gestures. That ' s Walt. Track 4, Numerals; Debate Coiuu-il 2-1: Ski Club 4: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1 . CHARLES P. SAINT G-1 Warrenton, Virginia Congressional Always a cornerstone among the pole vaulters, Charlie gained recognition for his high-jump mas- tery as well. During Plebe Year Charlie spent as much time in the telephone booth caUing his Southern Belle as he did on special inspection. After four years, we know Charlie has a better chance for " the cup " than any other man in the Corps. Tennis 4, Numerals; Track 4-3-2-1. Numerals. Major " A " ; Howitzer 1; Choir 4-3; Golf Club 1; Weight Lifting Club 3-2; 1st Class General Committee 1; Forum 1; Sergeant 1. CHARIi tions at (. Riaiseliu the boob LUCIANO C. SALAMONE Brooklyn, New York K-1 Regular Army Sal came from the regular Army. His himior was never repressed by regulations or anything else. His spirit on the athletic field led K Co. intramural teams to many victories. He was one of our out- standing boxers failing to take the eastern inter- collegiate championship on a split decision to the National 156 lb. Champ. Boxing 4-3-2, Numerals, Minor ' Choir 4-3-2-1; Fishing Club 1; Sergeant 1. ' A " : Catholic Chapel Spanish Club 3-2; 310 m CHARLES DeFITZER SARKISS Birmingham, Alabama K-1 Senatorial " Grand Dragon " was the title bestowed upon Charlie because of his ability to lead shower forma- tions at Camp Buckner. A true outdoorsman, he reUeved the academic strain of his five year course hunting and fishing. Never too busy with the books to miss a good time, he was a great believer in the painless education. Football 4-3-2-1, Coach: Lacrosse 4: Ordnance Club 4-3-2-1: Fishing Club 3-2-1, Vice-President, President: Pistol Club 4-3-2: Pointer Staff 4: Portuguese Club 3- 2-1, Secretary: Shi Club 4-3-2-1: Sheet Club 4-3-2-1: Sergeant 1. JOE EDWARD SANDERS Cullman, Alabama 1-2 Senatorial Joe had two years Military Service before the Academy. A humorous, well liked individual, Joe is noted for his three pastimes: reading, dragging, and sleeping. During his four years here he has done well in academics and intramural athletics. His devoted interest in military affairs indicates a successful csireer. Class Committee 2-1: Debate Council and Forum 1; Fishing Club 2-1: French Club 3-2; Corporal 2: Lieu- tenant 1. DONALD WADE SATTERFIELD C-1 Fairmont, West Virginia Congressional The State of West Virginia may be justly proud of its contribution to C-1. His competitive spirit, cool head, and ample guts are a combination of attributes which distinguish the true leader from the dime-a-dozen good guys. We all took great pleasure in knowing him and wish him the best of luck. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " : Fishing Club 2-1; Golf Club 1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 311 BEN P. SAXTON, DaUas, Texas JR. C-2 Congressional Ben spent four years at S.M.U. preparing for West Point. Our " Little Napoleon " proudly dis- played the banner of the Lone Star State. Along with his natural Texas abilities he acquired the knack of cooking an appetizing batch of Tamales. Although West Point changed him in many ways, it never changed his liking for " hillbilly " music. Ben was very adept at handling weapons but handled them not nearly as well as a knife and fork. Rifle Team 3-2-1. Minor " A " ; General Committee 2-1; Pistol Club 4-3-2-1; Ordnance Club 3; Skeet Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. DAVID J. SCALES Trenton, New Jersey B-1 Congressional Dave came to West Point after two years of Pre-Med at Rutgers University. His claim to fame is the unsuccessful " escape " from Fort Benning Military PoUcemen and the ensuing shoe leather donated to the Area. " Trenton makes, the world takes " but West Point has been a bit confining to Dave. Hop Manager 2-1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Supply Sergeant 1. JOHN DWIGHT SCHANNEP F-1 El Segundo, California Congressional Jack is endowed with a wonderful sense of humor and warm personality that has brought him friends throughout the Corps. He is an excellent all-around athlete, and his skill and spirit won him the position of Captain of the Water Polo Team. He is one of those gifted scholars who passes academics without studying and his friendly laughter will always be a part of our memories. Swimming 4, Numerals: Water Polo 4-3-2-1, Captain; Dialectic Society 4-3; Ski Club 4-3; Spanish Club 4-3: Corporal 2. — - G. RICHARD SCHAUMBERG Bismarck, North Dakota L-2 Senatorial Good track men aren ' t too prominent in North Dakota, so Dick must have been one of the best. His work on Corps Squad and intramural teams bears proof of that. One of L-2 ' s best men in a clutch situation, academic pressure hasn ' t both- ered him. The loose goose of Bismarck will do all right wherever he goes. Football 3; Track 4-3; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Ser- geant 1. JOHN CARL SCHOLZ F-2 Fort Bliss, Texas Organized Reserve Corps Somewhere along the line Jack picked up the gospel of work. He approached everything with the same reserve and capabihty. When he wasn ' t bending over his desk studying, arranging meet- ings, or typing for someone, he was giving his friends a run on the athletic field or coaching them in the evenings. Cheerleader 2-1; Russian Club 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 4-2-1; Chess Club 4; Pistol Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. MARSHALL DELANO SCHOONMAKER D-2 Qualified Competitor After two years of college and a stint as a Radar Mechanic in the Air Force, Marsh checked off most subjects as previously studied and settled down to academic coaching and Western novels. Look for his name on future technical develop- ments and never mention Zane Grey and parallel bars to him at the same time. Camera Club 3-2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Forum 1; German Club 3-2-1; Shi Club 4-3-2; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. I WILLIAM K. SCHRAGE Baltimore, Maryland 1-2 Senatorial Bill is a hard and conscientious worker in sports as well as studies. Typical frat man and good mixer with people. His ambition in life is to have his name pronounced correctly by the P ' s. He keeps the division supplied with cake and oranges. He ' s looking forward to a good career in the Service. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram: Chapel Choir 4-3: Hop Manager 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Captain 1. tl BOB DENNIS SCHULER Hudson, Wisconsin K-2 Congressional emu Always persistent in his campaigns against the ,. T.D. and Academic Department during the week, ■ Bob always found time to stay cool and enjoy the " weekend hops and Flirty with his favorite girl. Aside from " Blue Monday " he will be remembered in th e Kappa-Dos fraternity for a keen sense of humor and ready smUe. Fencing 4; Skiing 2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1: Fish- ing Club 3-2; Hop Manager 4-3-2-1: Howitzer 4-3: Ordnance Club 4-3; Pistol Club 3: Russian Club 4-3-2; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Ski Patrol 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. MARVIN FRANCIS SCHWARTZ, JR. D-1 Port Washington, New York Air Force Frank is one of those few people you meet who succeeds at everything. His record at the Point has been one of achievement; scholastically, mili- tarily, and socially speaking. He always managed to accrue more than his share of Stars, pro drags and admiring friends. He is sure to meet with real success in his future career. Gymnastics 4-3, Numerals; Debate Council and Forum 4-2; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Math Forum 2-1, Secretary; Public Information Detail 4: Pointer 4-2-1, Treasurer; Sheet Club 3-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 314 n CHARLES FREDERICK SCOTT, III K-2 lola, Kansas Congressional " Take boards, " and chalk dust flew — it usually wasn ' t red, but he still came through. From Spoony Scotty ' s first as a Pledge in Kappa-Dos, through his last well fought skirmish within the Twin Buildings of Learning, he displayed the quaUties of a real tactician which cannot fail to advance him through the future. Fencing 4, Numerals: German Club 2: Ordnance Club 3: Pistol Club 3-1; Weight Lifting Club 2: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. NORMAN H. SCHWARZKOPF A-1 Maplewood, N. J. Honor Military School Comp. Schwarzie ' s far flung travels from New Jersey to Iran have made him a connoisseur of life. His afternoons at West Point were filled with soccer, tennis, and wrestUng, an excellent competitor in each. His genial personality has won him many friends. His spirit is his greatest asset and will assure him success. Football 4. Numerals: Soccer 2: Wrestling 2: Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1, Cadet in Charge: German Club 4-3-2: Weight Lifting Club 4-3-2-1: Corporal 2; Cap- tain 1. ROBERT CHARLES SCULLY Adams, Massachusetts Congressional Big Bob, the Adams flash, will always be re- membered as the one L-2 file who never sacked out on those long cold afternoons. He could al- ways be found over in the gym working out at his favorite sports. This spirit will carry him far in his chosen career. JAMES HUNTER SEWELL B-1 San Antoiiio, Texas Regular Air Force " Hey Jim, first call for supper! " Still under the redboy at the three minute bell, he would always in his own inimitable way make assembly on time. Jim ' s only gripe during four years at West Point was that the weather was working against him. But he would always say it with a smUe that showed that he was from Texas. Class CommitteeiCamera Club3-2; Corporal2: Captain 1. DEXTER HARRISON SHALER D-1 Paoli, Pennsylvania Congressional Dex came to us after a year at Crabtown and, this time, fulfilled his ambition of being an Acad- emy Grad. The only man who could make " take seats " a seven count movement, he made more than enough friends. He will be remembered for his efficiency in any job undertaken and his con- tmued determination. Chapel Choir 4-3: Ordnance Club 3-2-1; Pointer 3-2; Pointer Board 1: Serfieant 1. 316 DONALD JOSEPH SHANNON L-2 Washington, D. C. Qualified Alternate Big Don remembers with nostalgia the Air Force trip and the free evenings at Montgomery, Alabama, but he ' s used to being away from West Point. Being a member of the football team took him far Wes t and deep South. A game fighter all the way, his left hook canvassed many during the boxing season. His fighting spirit will be his trade- mark in future years. Football 2-1; Track 3-2-1; Boxing 4-2; Sergeant 1. FRANK E. SHARER K-1 Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania Congressional After spendmg a year on Corps Squad baseball, Frank became an asset to every intramural team that he was on. In the meantime, Frank could usually be found in bed with a crossword puzzle book. Academics were neither hard nor easy for him and his easy going attitude allowed him to take everything under his belt. Baseball 4; Cross Country 4; French Club 3-2; Hand- ball Club 2-1: Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. JACK JOSEPH SHARKEY Mosinee, Wisconsin C-1 Congressional After attending a small college in Wisconsin, Jack decided to come to West Point, where he has excelled in academics and athletics. If he wasn ' t out on the lacrosse field, he could be found with the old red boy. His sense of humor, energy, and commonsense will be long remembered as part of the old gang. Boxing 4-3, Numerals; Lacrosse 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram; German Club 4-3; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1; Lieutenant 1. 317 MILTON COGSWELL SHATTUCK M-2 Fort Pierce, Florida Senatorial Mit ' s outstanding characteristic is his never failing good humor. A muckoid with a good head on his shoulders, his rare combination of being spoony without being obnoxious, being always willing to put forth maximum effort and being able to get along with people will continue to aid Mit in his future. Football 2: Lacrosse 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram: Ordnance Club 3-2; Pistol Club 4-3-2-1: Russian Club 4-3; Color Corporal 2; Color Sergeant 1. JOHN ALBERT SHAUD Cleveland Heights, Ohio 1-2 Congressional With the advantages of a year at Lafayette, John joined Iron-Co. John ' s four years were eased here because he was a member of the weekend set. He gained this status by representing the Glee Club in debates with the Inspector General. He also sang. First class year he led I-Co ' s Corps Squad teams. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Glee Club 3-2-1, Asst. Director 1, Treasurer 2; Howitzer 4-3; Ring Committee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. I Detroit. .M mth a del amtingent without hi Wigkl4t FREDERIC LLOYD SHEAN Houlton, Maine G-1 Congressional From Plebe to First Classman was no jump to " Bull. " Ever since Plebe Year when he won his nickname after winning the Brigade Wrestling Championship he has worked conscientiously mak- ing many friends along the way. " Bull ' s " easy go- ing Maine temperament has placed him high in the hearts of many. Chapel Choir 4-3; Camera Club 3-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 318 ' a.«i ROBERT BRUCE SHERIDAN C-1 Detroit, Michigan Congressional Bob came to West Point from the Midwest with a determination to make good. " The Hat " was a helper of the goats and a star of the red boy contingent. Never would a party be complete without his humor and vitality. Lacrosse 2-1, Manager: Pistol Club 3: Spanish Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 3; Sergeant 1. DONALD ELMER SHEEHAN D-2 Chicago, IlUnois Congressional Always conscientious and thoughtful of others, Don never lost his good nature. " If anything is worth doing, it ' s worth doing well " , was his motto. Don was a confirmed Mid-Westerner and never allowed any of the East to influence him. A sports fan at heart the Pointer sports columns won ' t be the same without him. Baseball 4-3-2: Catholic Chapel Acolytes 4-3-2-1 : Class Committee 1: Dialectic Society 4-3: Pointer Staff 4-3-2- 1, Sports Editor 1: Public Information Detail 1: Ski Club 3: Supply Sergeant 1. fiiS JAMES C. SHIREY C-2 Colimibus, Ohio Congressional Jim came to C-2 from the leisurely civilian life of Perm State University. When not helping the " goats " stay " pro, " he could be found either on the football field or in the Class Club shooting biUiards. Using his fine record here at the Rock as an indication, Jim will be a success wherever he goes. Boxing 4-3: Football 3-2: Track 4-3, Numerals; Cam- era Club 1: Debate Council 4-3-2-1: Class Ring Com- mittee 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 319 GARRET VICTOR SIDLER B-2 Arcadia, California Congressional Gary made the most of that California sun and landed on the tennis team. He had never played squash before he entered, but with determination he made captain of the team his first class year. In academics he was always at the top, too. With such physical and mental ability he should do well in his chosen career. Squash 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Minor " A " , Navy Star; Tennis 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Debate Council and Forum 1; Golf Club 1; Russian Club 3-2; Ski Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. CHARLES B. SINGLETARY G-1 Baton Rouge, Louisiana Senatorial " C.B. " is famous for his humor; his lively wit is contagious. Writing letters after taps kept him in shape for intramural football. His frequent mad dash upon hearing the footsteps of the OC insured peak physical condition. Always willing to help out wherever he can, Charlie Ben is a sincere and true friend. Cross Country 4; Track 4; 2-1; Sergeant 1. Sunday School Teacher 4-3- i MICHAEL SANFORD SIRKIS I-l Brooklyn, New York Congressional From the very beginning, Mike was I-l ' s big money man. He always had it- ours or somebody else ' s- threw tremendous parties in the City which we enjoyed annually. We never connected the two. There he was, with a cynical word and a deal; the cry echoes in our memories " Get your money in Sirk ' s room! " Swimming 4; Debate Council and Forum 4-3; Dialectic Society 4-3-1; Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. 320 m MARK JOSEPH SISINYAK L-1 Monroe, Michigan Congressional Academics as well as athletics came easily to Mark and during the fall he could usually be found on the football field shaping up " A " Squad. A will to win accompanied him on the mats, in the ring, and on the diamond. His songs, jokes, and devUish smUe will long be remembered by his numerous friends. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 2; Weight Lifting Club 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JERALD HENRY SKATVOLD Fosston, Minnesota 1-2 Congressional In them thar woods of Grand Forks, Jerry found the life at the University of North Dakota unbear- able. Although having a little trouble with one Academic Department, he had an interesting and profitable experience at the Country Club on the Hudson. He realized that he had found his real home. Hockey 4-3-2-1; Darwe Band 4-3; Chapel Choir 4-3; Glee Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. HERROL JAMES SKIDMORE 1-2 Vicksburg, Mississippi Senatorial As his father had done before him, Skiddy came here to join the Long, Grey Line. While here at West Point he was noted for three things; grasping academics with no difficulty, singing in the shower, and covering most of the world on his leaves. We wish you good luck, Skiddy, in what- ever branch you choose. Catholic Choir 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 4-1; French Club 4; Glee Club 3-2-1; KDET 1; Sergeant 1. WILBUR MANLY SKIDMORE, II B-1 Washington, D. C. Congressional Being a " Brat " , Skid has found West Point the first place he has stayed four years straight. Enter- ing from the Army, he has found few things diffi- cult here . . . " juice " and mechanics being ex- cepted. Skid ' s opening words at breakfast have always set the mood for the rest of the day. Suc- cess in the Service is a certainty for Skid. Fencing 4-3, Numerals; Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teacher 4-3-2-1: Golf Club 2-1: Fishing Club 2; French Club 3: Ordnance Club 1: Pistol Club 2-1: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. JOHN FRANCIS SLOAN D-1 Marquette, Michigan Congressional Jack came to West Point after two years in the Army. Although he did not excel in academics, he did well in sports that were native to his home in Michigan. During the warmer months, Jai c- quired many names for his black book and could be depended on to drag pro. His sense of humor and friendliness wUl help in his career in the Service. Hockey 4-3, Numerals: Debate Council and Forum 2: Golf Club 4-3-2-1; Catholic Chapel Choir 4; Sailing Club 3; Ski Club 4-3-2-1; Spanish Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. i LOftllLL La Salle. II With he SmitU ' ra ai ' ' ' ■ ; goa pla,,jied so .tea, he « wtoalffaj ' s ShCWJ; DONALD B. SMITH Washington, D. C. F-1 Presidential 322 Don ' s success as a Cadet can weU be measured by his popularity not only in the Company but throughout the Corps. He has shown himself as a versatile athlete, a conscientious soldier, and an industrious student who although often slowed down was never stopped cold by the Academic Department. After the shackles are removed he undoubtedly will continue his successful march along the Glory Road. Boxing 4; Track 4; Dialectic Society 4-3; Debate Coun- cil and Forum 1; Ordnance Club 3-2; Portuguese Club 4-3; Ski Club 3-2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. LOWELL GENE SMITH K-2 La Salle, Illinois Congressional With his mild manner and likable personahty, Smitty was always willing to devote some time to air ' ' i goats. Although the Tactical Department pla. ied so many of his weekends strolling the Area, he never lost the old Kappa Dos spirit, and wab always ready to join in a party in the City. Football 3: Track 4; Fishing Club 3; Russian Club 4-3; Ski Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. FRANK LEE SMITH I-l Aiiadarko, Oklahoma Congressional Here ' s whistlin ' Oklahoma Smythe, the Indian King. Artist on the jsajamas we sent our girls, drawer of teepees, to be heard piping his happy tune across the Area any hour of the day or night, laughing, wrestling, indulging in just plain class- mate-hazing, he ' s a fine man to get a job done in spite of it all. Rifle Team 4-3-2-1. Numerals, Monogram: Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Howitzer 4-3-2-1: Ordnance Club 3; Rifle Club 3-2-1. Secretary, President: Russian Club 4-3-2: Sergeant 1. Wl7t MARK EDWARD SMITH, III Chicago, Illinois E-2 Congressional " This is indeed ... " introduces Mark. Affection- ately dubbed " Smitty, " Mark claims a back- ground as a Brat. Adding to his experience, Mark has joiu-neyed to Europe and the Far East during Summer leaves. Basketball and soccer were his major athletic interests, while dragging and read- ing were his pastimes. Cheerful, energetic, and optimistic characterized Mark in his work and play. Soccer 3-2-1, Monogram, Major " A " : Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Dialectic Society 4: French Club 3: Pistol Club 3: Sailing Club 4; Sergeant 1. 323 PERRY McCOY SMITH Zanesville, Ohio M-2 Congressional Having lived on the Post for some time, Smitty fitted into the System pretty well. When he wasn ' t coaching his roommates or making the Dean ' s List himself, he was out swinging a lacrosse stick for the Army team. His ability to make friends and gain respect will carry him far in his career. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Hockey 4-3-2; P.I.O. Detail 4-3-2; Pointer 4-3 -2; Class Committee 2-1; Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. SCOTT BEECHER SMITH Fairfield, Connecticut B-1 Senatorial Scotty arrived in the " Come, see, conquer " tradition. He remained four years and observed the " Watch, laugh, and get slugged " school of behavior. Always a supporter of the " If you can ' t beat ' em and won ' t join ' em, ignore ' em " team, his footsteps will remain indelibly etched in the sands of the Area. Baseball 4; Basketball 4-3; Camera Club 1; French Club 4; P.I.O. 4-3-2-1, Feature Editor 1; .Sergeant 1. STAINTON SMITH F-2 Baltimore, Maryland Congressional From the life of a Baltimore gentleman, Smitty decided to try the more reckless life of a Cadet. We can never say he was exceptional in either of the battles against the T.D. or the Academic De- partment; but much to his family ' s surprise, he made the grade. Now, having conquered the New York subway system, success in any new venture is assured. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals; French Club 3: Chess Club 3; Sergeant 1. 324 CHARLES CAMERON SNAVELY, II H-1 Clark Township, New Jersey Congressional The combination of being in the Glee Club and Chapel Choir and Uving in Rahway, N. J. allowed Chuck to spend more weekends at home than at W.P. He had so much trouble with the Academic Dept. that he studied once, but no one can remem- ber when. You will always be able to find Chuck laughing at one of his jokes. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Glee Club 3-2-1; Cheer- leaders 1; Pointer Representative 3; Sergeant 1. JOHN CLINE SNODGRASS G-2 Murfreesboro, Tennessee Congressional Affectionately known on the lacrosse field as Stalag 17, John pursued his second love, talking, almost with the persistence and fervor of his first, lacrosse. On talking, J.C. will always be remem- bered for his liberal view points such as " Everyone is entitled to his erroneous beliefs. " Be that as it may, his oneness of purpose and joking wit will always serve him well in all his endeavors. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " ; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. LEWIS STONE SORLEY, San Antonio, Texas III E-1 Senatorial Bob came to West Point as the son and the grandson of a graduate. When he wasn ' t coaching one of his English classes or arranging a picnic, he was packing for a trip. A believer in hard work, good music, and the beauty of a Long Island week- end. Bob is sure to continue the success he has had at West Point. Cadet Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2; Cadet Chapel Usher 1; Debate Council 2-1; Forum 2-1, Steering Committee 1; Howitzer 4-3-2-1; Mortar 3, Editor; SCUSA 2-1, Vice- Chairman 2, Chairman 1: Corporal 2; Captain 1: Bri- gade Supply Officer. 325 HAROLD PHILPOTT SOUTHERLAND, JR. C-2 Hartsville, South Carolina Honor Military School A discriminating, unconventional personality coupled with a naturally inquisitive, highly [Jer- ceptive mind, Phil ' s individuality is best reflected in his sincere desire to taste of life as it really is. Notwithstanding the rigors of Cadet routine, he always found time for another book, billiards, gymnastics, or a Bartok Concerto. To those around Phil, his capabilities in any field of en- deavor seem almost unlimited. Gymnastics 3. Minor " A " 3: Swimming 4, Numerals 4; German Club 4-3-2-1, President; Sergeant 1. M: HERBERT H. SPAENI, JR. Barron, Wisconsin G-2 Congressional 1 i The change from the woods and farmlands of Northern Wisconsin to the Hudson Valley and its brand of academics was almost too much for Herb, Plebe Year. Recovering from the initial shock he managed to escape most of the WGR ' s thereafter. He will undoubtedly find happiness in any service, spending his free time skiing, record collecting or throwing parties. Lacrosse 4-3, Numerals: Hockey 4-3; Ski Team 2-1; Camera Club 3-2-1; Chapel Choir 4; KDET Staff 1; Glee Club 3-1; Pistol Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3-2-1, Vice-President; Sergeant 1. not becaui rare Cadei and has ai rinilaroid, ' H ' eijiiti t) ROBIN GEORGE SPEISER, JR. I-l Newbvu-gh, New York Congressional Here ' s the original man with a purpose. When he got quilled he laid an extra coat of Simoniz on the desk top — when he wanted a suntan, he was brown and gloating fifteen minutes later. Of course, some things didn ' t interest him quite as much; these (like academics) which he chose to ignore he never got shook about. Track 4, Manager; Forum 2-1; Ski Club 3; Spanish Club 2; Sergeant 1. 326 litial ■M ROBERT PATRICK ST. LOUIS C-1 Columbus, Georgia Qualified Alternate " Saint " — so called because of hLs last name and not because of any holy traits- -is one of those rare Cadets who has no trouble with academics and has also found time to be an " Extra-Cur- ricularoid. " Bob is an Army Brat who claims Georgia as his home state. He isn ' t afraid to admit that his graduation from West Point is the realization of a life long ambition. Lacrosse 4: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3: Debate Council and Forum 2-1: Mathematics Forum 2: Pistol Club 1: Portuguese Club 3; Public Information Detail 4-3; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. JAMES WHITNEY SPIRES A-1 Mena, Arkansas Congressional When the South does rise again, you may be sure that Jimbo will be Point Man in the First Squad. As Southern as the mint julep and quite as refreshing, Jim has spent five years north of the Mason-Dixon Line. He took the extra year to accustom himself to scenic West Point, the Win- ter Season, and Damn Yankees. Soccer 3; Class Committee 2-1; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; Model Railroad Club 3-2-1; Spanish Language Club 3-2-1, Vice-President, Treasurer; Ser- geant 1. JAMES WALTER STANLEY Redlands, California There are many men who would never have graduated without Jim ' s help, and they wiU al- ways remember how he gladly gave his time to anyone who needed it. Among his other accom- pHshments can be counted numerous invitations to dinner at Officers ' Quarters; a professional knowledge of photography; a pro date every weekend, and a love of the water. In swimming he was a hard man to beat and as a soldier there should be none better. Howitzer 4-3-2, Photographer; Sergeant 1. GEORGE JOHN STAPLETON Detroit, Michigan C-1 Congressional Leaving the luxuries of coUege life behind, but bringing his party spirit with him, George was a constant morale booster. Between trips to the City, he spent much of his time playing Corps Squad Baseball and reading professional maga- zines. None of us will forget that he is the Cus- todian of our Class Fund — May he guard it well. Baseball 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 4-3-2-1; Catholic Chapel Usher 1; First Class Committee 1, Class Treasurer; Howitzer 3-2; Russian Club 3; Ordnance Club 3; Corporal 2; Captain 1, Regi- mental Training Officer. LAWRENCE ALAN STEBLETON K-1 Canal Winchester, Ohio Congressional As goats go, Larry went, studying by the five year plan. However, he found time for singing and, incidentally, the many trips involved. He felt there was never a weekend spent that could not have been better spent on a trip. A country boy at heart, he would like nothing better than to see the Plain planted in corn. Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Glee Club 3-2-1; Ordnance Club 2-1; Sheet Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. ROBERT K. STEIN Arcadia, Minnesota Always following his motto of " To bed at taps, " R.K. still found time for dips in the pool, pad, and an occasional book. His efficiency will continue to amaze everyone. He was always ready for some- thing new, such as a new girl friend. Along with his friendly nature, these qualities will assxire him a successful career in the Service. Rifle 4; Water-polo Club 3-2-1 Howitzer Staff 4-3; Sergeant 1. 328 JOHN H. STEVENSON K-2 Sayville, New York National Guard John " never-crack-a-book " Stevenson was the " wonder " of old K-2 in that he could study less than anyone in his class and still go solidly " pro. " John ' s three hard years of service on the J.V. football team ranked him among the elite group known as " Athletes. " Wherever a good deal is to be found, there you will find John. Baseball 4; Basketball 4; Football 3-2-1, Monogram; Camera Club 2-1; Russian Club 3; Sergeant 1. ROBERT ALLAN STEWART Washington, D. C. K-1 Competitive Bob came from a long line of civilians into a System which offered few obstacles for him. Though he spent more time on his roommates academics than his own, he easily earned his Stars every year. After what was for him a four year vacation, he is ready to put on those Golden Bars and start to work. Wrestling 4; Class Committee 2-1; Fishing Club 1; Forum 1; Handball Club 2; Pistol Club 3; Spanish Club 3-2; Ski Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JAMES O. STRAUB Johnstown, Pennsylvania E-2 Congressional Jim, or " JO " to all who know him, can always be counted on for a helping hand. He is a golfer of great prowess. Math courses are his meat, and with a sUde rule he can do anything but German. His good humor and friendliness will carry him a long way. He always found it hard to find it hard to say something good about himself. Golf 4-3-2, Numerals; German Club 3-2; Golf Club 3-2- 1; Pistol Club 3; Pointer 4-3-2; Sergeant 1. 329 JOSEPH FRANCIS STROFACE A-2 Brooklyn, New York Regular Army The streets of Queens gave hiin to us, handball, Liddell, Hart, and roses are for his memory. This athlete, hive, and soldier from A-2 is hallmarked for the heights. Bearing, ability, confidence, and humor were developed to jjerfection. This can be said of " The Greaser " : " Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. " Amiel Baseball 4-3: Football -1. Numerals: Hockey 4: Golf Club 3-2-1: Handball Club 3-2-1, Secretary, President; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JAMES LEWIS STROOPE B-1 Kilgore, Texas Congressional Two years of college m Texas preceded Jim ' s arrival at West Point. His most prized possessions were his golf clubs; and if the snow was off the ground, it was not an unfamiliar sight to see him wending his way to the golf course. He was an advocate of good-friendship and an easy-going type of life. Basketball 4; Golf 4-3-2-1, Captain 1, Numerals 4, Minor " A " 3-2-1; Camera Club 1; Ski Club 4; Spanish Club 4; Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. 4 Somenie Phil can bean and totheLod accent. H friendshir JAMES KINARD STROZIER Rock Hill, South Carolina H-2 Congressional To say that Jim was an engineer marks him among his classmates. When he was able to drag himself away from his books it was to write his O.A.O. or to catch up on his sleep. After gradua- tion this H-2 beach bully intends to lend his talents to the development of push-button war- fare and his own red-headed gang. General Committee 2-1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; West Point Forum 1; Corporal 2; Sergeant, Regimental Staff 1. 330 Of OTIS PEEBLES STUDDARD H-2 Portland, Oregon Congressional Two loves has he sack and more sack. Always accomplished the most by expecting the least. Why worry, the sun always rises. The big dream a cabin in the woods. A quick mind, a quick body, when challenged. Answered the call of the grid- iron. Enjoys life a comedy not a challenge. Some- time we should . . . Football 2-1, Monogram: Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Bugle Notes 3-2-1: Debate Council 4-3; Honor Committee 2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. PHILIP ALBERT STYNES Somerville, Massachusetts E-1 Senatorial Phil came to us from Boston, " The home of the bean and the cod, where the Cabots speak only to the Lodges and the Lodges speak only to God, " Phil received his appointment from Henry Cabot Lodge. But despite this heritage, he has lost his accent. However, he has gained the lastlong friendship of his company-mates. Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1: French Club 3-2; Public Relations Council 1; Ski Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. LEROY NEWTON SUDDATH, JR. A-1 Savannah, Georgia Congressional Leroy personified the Old South. His manner and charm have acquired for him the friendship of aU. A master of the gentleman ' s sports and a skilled performer on the basketball court makes him valuable to Corp Squads and Company alike. A ready wit and an indomitable spirit assure him the highest achievements. Basketball 4-3, Numerals: Golf 4; Ring and Crest Com- mittee 4-3-2-1: Special Programs Committee 4: Sunday School Teacher 3-2: Weight Lifting Club 2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1 . r 331 JOHN SAMUEL SUTHERLAND D-2 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Congressional It can not be said that Scott found a home away from home at West Point. However, he brought with him from Milwaukee a sense of ready himior and an enthusiastic personality that won him a place in D-2. He ignored the Tactical Department and preferred weekends to academics, but nothing slowed him down. Track 4; Cadet Chapel Choir 4; Camera Club 2-1; Dialectic Society 4-3-1; Forum 2-1; Hop Committee 4-3-2-1; Pistol Club 4; Portuguese Club 4-3-2-1; Sailing Club 4: Ski Club 3: Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. ROBERT P. SULLIVAN B-1 New York, New York Congressional " Sully " took good advantage of the social life at West Point, more than anyone else we can think of. He dragged almost every weekend for the past four years . . . same girl. His social activi- ity did not prevent him from facing the TD and the Academic Department with his contagious smile. Lacrosse 2-1: Debate Council 3-2; Hop Manager 4-3; Howitzer 2: P.I.O. 4-3-2-1; Pointer 4-3: Spanish Club 4-3: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. CHARLES FRANCIS SWEZEY Elmira, New York C-2 Congressional Difficult it is to retain an esthetic perspective at West Point, but Chuck has accomplished this feat with remarkable facility through his insatiable appetite for classical music and fine literature. Nor has he neglected the mundane: fencing, wrestling, eating, and sleeping; these things typified his life as a Cadet; they typify an interesting and varie- gated personality. Fencing 4-3, Numerals: Chess Club 4-3: Forum 2-1; Russian Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. i 332 _i 1 - --. .Ai -giiqrHK, 5 i RICHARD DISBRO SYLVESTER I-l Minneapolis, Minnesota Congressional A native of the land of 10,000 lakes and familiar with the land of The Rising Sun, Dick brought to the Corps an Army Brat ' s experience tempered by common sense and two years of college. Studying only enough to wear Stars, Dick was active in all fields as editor, director, mullet, or Indian. Career- wise, Dickiepoo is a man to watch. Bugle Notes 3-2-1, Editor 1: Class Committee 2-1; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Dialectic Society 3-2-1; Public Relations Council 2-1; Russian Club 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2; Captain 1. W%% - JOHN ALTON TAYLOR G-2 Sayre, Pennsylvania Congressional Big John came to West Point determined to succeed. A mild manner concealed a tremendous drive. A friendly personality revealed a courageous heart. New York weekends and Sunday morning golf provided entertainment. As four swift years pass into history, we all know he is destined for a very successful future. Cross Country 3; Dialectic Society 4; French Club 2; Howitzer 4-3-2; Special Programs 4-3; Sergeant 1. ALAN LEIGH THELIN L-1 Thomaston, Connecticut Congressional Al ' s earnest interest in sports and his outstand- ing talents in art soon brought him recognition in both. His easy going manner and sense of humor won innumerable friendships at West Point and will no doubt win many more in the bright future which Ues ahead. Track 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Major " A " , Navy Star: Soccer 4-3-2, Monogram; Cadet Chapel Choir 4; Howitzer 4; Pointer 2-1, Art Editor: Ring Committee 4-3-2-1; Russian Club 4-3; Ski Club 4-3-1; Sergeant 1. S 333 GERALD RALPH ALOYSIOUS THOMPSON I-l Chicago, Illinois Air Force Easy to get along with, Jerry was always ready to help anyone with academic troubles. He was a staunch I-l File who normally " Stacked Arms " just as each semester began. Never having any trouble with academics, " Tom " was one of the few guys who actually understood his juice " P " . The " Gung-Ho " type, Jerry is anxious to begin his career in the Service. Rifle 4-3: Catholic Chapel Acolyte 3-2: German Club 3: KDET Broadcasting Staff 1: Pistol Club 4-1; Radio Club 4-3-2-1: Shi Club 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. L ,1 Sr RICHARD PAUL THOMPSON Gainesville, Florida D-1 Presidential Dick came to the Point where he had the rare good fortune of being blessed with a roommate like Andy Anderson. Despite the efforts of this sterUng character Dick has managed to come out high in the eyes of the Academic Department. His academic ability is surpassed only by his charm, fatal to the opposite sex. Handball Club 4-3; German Club 4; Mathematics Forum 2; Ring Committee 4-3-2-1; Lieutenant 1. CEWLE Sioux City Chuck t! ■m JOHN BENTON TINDALL G-2 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Air Force Competitive Ben to his friends, but Benji to his pals, gained a reputation in academics. He kept busy in the Glee Club, Choir and Class Committee. Benji f ound time to wrestle during the winter. Most of his holds were so interesting that he practiced them on his roommate. Capable of working hard and playing hard Ben can always be counted on. Wrestling 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; General Committee 2-1; Glee Club 3-2-1; Pistol Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. 334 CHARLES CLAYTON TORREY K-1 Sioux City, Iowa Regular Air Force Chuck thoroughly enjoyed beating the Flankers whUe playing on K-l ' s Brigade Champion softball and football teams. He spent most of his time in outside activities. Although West Point became his second home, the Iowa corn fields remained his first choice. His jovial way should enable him to take many friends into the Service. Soccer 4-3, Numerals: Debate Council and Forum 4-3- 2: Fishing Club 1: French Club 4-3-2: Special Program Committee 4-3-2-1 ; Class Committee 2-1 , Vice-President: Corporal 2; Captain 1. ROBERT BLAIR TINSMAN Philadelphia, Pennsylvama C-2 Congressional After a year of preparation at Braden ' s Pre- paratory School, Bob took the West Point aca- demics in his stride. As a member of the Cadet Chapel Choir, he took pleasure in singing, espe- cially in the refreshingly different atmosphere of New York City. When not engaging in some other activity, his primary preoccupation consists of religiously keeping track of the dwindling days until graduation. Soccer 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " ; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. CHARLES EDWARD TREFZGER A-2 Larchmont, New York Congressional By just taking an hour ' s jaunt up the Hudson from his home Charlie found himself at West Point. Ready to tackle the military ways of a Cadet. He quickly overcame the Academic De- partments with relative ease. He chose the aquatic sports as his chief pastime and found his place on the champion water polo team. He does every job with a conscious and sincere effort, a trait which will carry him far in his profession. Good luck, Charlie! Swimming 4-2-1, Numerals, Monogram: Russian Club 3: Ski Club 3: Water Polo Club 3-2-1, Vice-President: Sergeant 1. i 335 BERT ERROL TUCKER, Ponchatoula, Louisiana JR. L-1 Congressional Bert, known to the Corps as " Tuck " has become one of the most respected men at West Point. His ability to get along easUy with any group and his tremendous sense of humor wUl add greatly to his Service career. His love for sports and debating has added much to the spirit of Co. L-1. " Tuck " will be an asset to any branch he chooses upon grad- uation. Shi Club 3: Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1: How- itzer 2-1; Sergeant 1. RICHARD LEE TRIPP Springfield, Ohio M-1 Congressional A native of Springfield, Ohio, Dick was ready at any time to uphold the honor of the Buckeye State or reminisce about the better days of the Cincin- nati Reds. Blessed with a well-rounded personality and sincere friendliness, a man among men (and among the ladies), he ' s headed for success in any field. Camera Club 3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2; Ordnance Club 3; Spanish Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 1; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. HIRAM BARRICKLOW TURNER C-1 Hendersonville, N. C. National Guard-at-Large A hive in everything but social sciences, Barry " elected " to take the five year course. Out of the wilds of North Carolina, he came to West Point ready to conquer the world. Unscathed by the TD, he was a devoted advocate of intermurder and the red boy. With his ability and sense of humor, he is sure to be a success. Camera Club 1; Pistol Club 2: Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. 336 HEATH TWICHELL, JR. New York, New York G-2 Presidential Emerging from Plebe Year with only minor scars, Twich has had a pretty easy time academic- ally and otherwise ever since. Cow summer pro- vided most of the social highlights for him in be- tween bouts with the jump towers at Beiming, but even back at Hudson High he could be found organizing Company picnics. Good naturedly sar- castic and never too serious, except about his career, he leaves with high expectations of success. Swimming 4, Numerals; Howitzer 4-3-2-1, Associate Editor; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Pistol Club 1; Sergeant 1. PATRICK NORMAN UEBEL K-2 Bellevue, Kentucky Congressional Seldom has the System found a more complete master than the imperturbable " UBS " . His mas- tery over the Academic and Tactical Departments left him plenty of time to enlighten us on his favorite subject — Kentucky. His robust sense of himior and readiness to help others have all helped to make our association with him an ex- tremely pleasant one. Football 4-3-2-1, Captain, Numerals, Major " A " ; Track 4-3-2-1, Numerals; Fishing Club 1; Sheet Club 1: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. EVERETT CHARLES UPDIKE C-2 Albany, New York Congressional Coming to West Point from Albany, N. Y., where he graduated from Christian Brothers Academy, Ed was easy going, but found it hard coming back, especially from those summer leaves in Europe. One of his more pleasing experiences during Cow Year was his contribution to the de- feat of the engineers as a member of the goat foot- ball team in 1954. Russian Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1. 337 WALTER URBACH, JR. San Bernardmo, California D-2 Congressional Wally has been serious when necessary, funny when called for and cheerful always. Whether participating in the 100th Night Show, intra- mural track, Corps Squad Water Polo, or a game of " you lose " with the Academic Department, " Eshbach " has made his four years here more pleasant for those who have known him. Swimming 4, Numerals; Public Inform,ation Detail 1: French Club 4-3: Dialectic Society 3-2-1: Pistol Club 4-3-2: Sailing Club 4: Water Polo Club 4-3-2-1, Treas- urer: Ski Club 4-3-2-1: Sergeant 1. JOHN STEPHEN UTZ Hanover, Maryland F-2 Qualified Competitor John ' s last stop before coming to West Point was Korea. Posing as a man of the world, he won our friendship and our respect by his quiet manner and ready smile. His greatest joy was keeping away from the rut of habit and the clutches of the T.D. His success in this foreshadows his successful Fencing 4: Debate Council and Forum 3; Hop Com- mittee 4-3-2-1: Russian Club 4-3; Pistol Club 4-2: Ordnance Club 1: Sergeant 1. Columbus Edmoni EDWARD VALENCE G-2 Nanticoke, Pennsylvania Air Force Regular " Ed " the Pennsylvania " Pole " with prior Ser- vice under his belt took up the challenge at the Rock. Well known as soldier, scholar, and athlete, " Cuddles " has won many friends with a good sense of himior. With his knack of ending up on top, he ' U always know success. Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Major " A " ; Hockey 3: Corporal 2; Captain 1. 338 EDMOND LEROY VANDERVORT Columbus, Ohio Presidential Edmond ' s natural enthusiasm and sincerity have been assets to him. His success in academics manifest the vigor with which he has applied him- self. Intramural diamonds speak for his athletic ability. Aspirations to do well and his willingness to help are the roads by which he shall reach his goals. Pistol 3-2-1; Spanish Club 3; Camera Club 3-2; Pistol Club 2-1 ; Howitzer 4-3-2-1 ; Golf Club 2-1 ; Sergeant 1 . EDWARD VALLENTINY Lincoln Park, Michigan E-2 Congressional Ed is one member of the class that the whole class knows. He has a smile ready for everybody, and did what a lot of his classmates wish they could do, i.e., play hard and work hard. Ed is very efficient in everything he does, be it singing, playing, baseball, studying or joking around. Baseball 4-3-2-1, Numerals; Hockey 4; German Club 3-2; Glee Club 3-2-1; Protestant Choir 4; Ski Club 2; Weight Lifting Club 2; Sergeant 1. VERNON ROY VAN VONDEREN L-2 Coleman, Wisconsin Qualified Alternate Taking a break in his Pre-Med Study, Vern unsuspectingly came to West Point. Resigned to his fate, the majority of Van ' s spare time became divided between the photo lab and the pad. A shower formations expert, Vern contributed to every L-2 occurrence from the kidnapped alligator to the footprints across the ceiling. If he continues to effectively throw his weight around in the Ser- vice, Van win certainly take his csireer in Flanker Stride. Football 4; Track 4-3. Numerals; French Club 4-3-2; Pointer Staff 4-3-2-1, Photo Editor; Corporal 2; Color Sergeant 1. PETER JOEL VANN L-2 Hamburg, New York Qualified Alternate During his Cadet career, Pete participated ac- tively in athletics and extracurricular activities. He was an outstanding quarterback on the army teams for four years, receiving AU-American mention in ' 53 and ' 54. He played on the baseball team for three years, but stiU found time to be an active member of the glee club, having served as business manager during first class year. Football 4-3-2-1, Major " A " : Baseball 4-2-1, Major " A " ; Basketball 4, Numerals; Track 3, Numerals; Glee Club 4-3-2-1 , Business Manager 1 ; Fishing Club 3-2; Ski Club 3-2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. JAN EDWARD VERFURTH Fort Smith, Arkansas B-1 Congressional Pete came to us after a social year at the Uni- versity of Arkansas, but had no trouble getting into the swing of academics. His versatihty and sports participation won him fame, and with his ever present smile around, Plebe year became fun. His ambition will carry him far into the wild blue yonder. Squash 4-3, Numerals; Tennis 4, Numerals; Catholic Acolytes 4-3-2-1; Spanish Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 3-2-1; Golf Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1 . JOVEN G. VILLANOS Moncada, Tarlac, PhUippines M-1 Presidential There, but for Joe Vee, goes many a goat. Joe is M-l ' s world traveler, and the littlest man in the Corps. A tiger in Beast Barracks ( ' 59), he has proved again that dynamite does come in small packages. Friendly and unassuming, he counts among his friends from the Runts of M-1 to the Flankers of A-1 and M-2. We expect an " amnesty " to the corps when he comes back as " Chief of State " of the Philippines. Camera Club 3-2-1; Catholic Choir 4-3-2-1; Debate Council and Forum 3; KDET 1; Mathematics Forum 1; Pistol Club 1; Spanish Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 2; Sergeant 1. 340 HERBERT MYERS WAGENHEIM C-1 Wheeling, West Virginia Senatorial When Hoopie was around, no one else had to worry about getting razzed. To " C dash One " he brought with him a goodnaturedness that made everyone enjoy kidding him about something. His uncomplaining nature, his " outstanding intra- murder athlete award " , and his " Let ' s talk about somebody else now, " always brought the humor which has been part of his character and ability to get along well with everyone. Swimming 4, Numerals; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; German Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. %% JOHN FRANCIS WAGNER B-2 Exeter, Pennsylvania Congressional Cadet Life has never disturbed the easy going manner John brought to West Point from Penn- sylvania. Nothing ever seems to excite him except girls. Nevertheless, he is a well-rounded Cadet, according to both the Tactical and Academic De- partments. His X " hours on the Area and his turn- out Stars prove this fact. Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. ' ■f JAMES J. WALDECK F-2 Hampton, Virginia Congressional Red Dog loves the old Rock. In fact, he liked it so well that he spent an extra year boning char- acter etc., that goes along with graduation. Boxing 4, Manager 3-2; Cadet Dance Band 4-3; German Club 4-3-2-1 ; .30 Cal. Rifle Club 3-2-1 ; Ski Club 3; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 341 JOHN FURMAN WALL Camden, South Carolina L-1 Congressional Thirty days after the end of an AnnapoUs Plebe Year found John with his chin in at West Point. Known to everyone as " Beau " , John is a true son of the South. He was a great asset to the L Com- pany Intramural Teams during the four years and also represented the Company in various Corps functions. It could be he ' s South Carolina ' s answer to R.E. Lee! Mule Rider 1: Debate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; Honor Committee 2-1, Investigatinfi Officer: Pistol Club 3-2-1; Portuguese Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 4-3; Sunday School Teacher 3-2-1 ; Corporal 2; Ueutenant 1. BRUCE McCLAIN WALLACE, Pasadena, California JR. 1-2 Congressional Bruce came to West Point after eighteen months service in the Army. Aside from the regular aca- demic schedule, his interests have been vested in the Spanish language club, the weight lifting club, and the evening poop sessions in electricity that he conducted Cow Year for the men in 1-2. He wears the right Stars. Chapel Choir 3; Spanish Club 3-2, Secretary; Weight Lifting Club 2-1 ; Debate Council and Forum 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. time lit tl in tlie fii fo iinji average i tliat he I alwavs re LAWRENCE ARTHUR WANGE H-1 Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Congressional Straight from the land of milk and cheese, Larry came to us, never to forget his home State. A tight scrape with the Academic Board didn ' t scare him too much. Never to be found burning the mid- night oO very often, Larry was always willing to lend a hand. His enthusiasm and drive in tackling a job wUl insure him a successful career. Track 4; Debate Council 4-3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 3-2-1, Secretary 2, Treasurer 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. -y 342 RICHARD BRENT WASHBURN K-2 Panama Canal Zone Presidential Although knowing many homes because of his being an Army Brat, Dick spent most of his leave time in the Panama Canal Zone. His interests lay in the fields of sports, Westerns, The Saturday Evening Post and stray femmes. He was far above average in his academic pursuits but admitted that he had little interest in studying. We wiU always remember him for his friendliness and ex- perienced eye for a well turned ankle. Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3; Glee Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. GEORGE WILLIAM WARD, JR. A-2 Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Commissioners George spent an extraordinarily well balanced Cadet career. Always busy, he enjoyed spending his leisure time in extracurricular activities and Corps Squad. He even took time to study and drag frequently. His everpresent friendly smUe and gentle manner wiU always endear him to his classmates. Cross Country 4-3-2-1, Numerals; Track 4-3: Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1; Glee Club 3-2-1; Sergeant 1. 1 JOSEPH PATRICK WATERS Hicksville, Long Island K-2 U.S.A.F. Joe may be remembered for his paternal activ- ities as Plebe Advisor and Head Academic Coach. More likely than this, however, he wiU be remem- bered as Kappa Dos ' chief authority on week- ends and the man who turned sackin g into a science. Catholic Acolytes 2-1; Russian Club 3-2: Sergeant 1. 1 WILLIAM LEON WEIHL E-1 Marietta, Ohio Congressional Bill, alias " Willie, " is one of the stalwart sup- porters of E-l ' s consistent Corps Champions, the sack squad. He says, " Never have I spent so many happy hours in the sack except in Ohio. " If the Army maintains its beds, he can ' t fail to be a success after graduation. He likes the chow line too and serves beyond the call of duty as mess hall rep. Cadet Chapel Usher 1; German Club 4-3-2; Golf Club 3-2-1: Handball Club 2-1; Ordnance Club 1; Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. LESLIE HIRAM WEINSTEIN St. Petersburg, Florida M-1 Principal Les entered the Academy from the prep school at Stewart AFB. He was one of our more illus- trious goats, and as such did not have too much time for extracurricular activities. Les was one of the best humorists in M-1, and was always wel- come at parties and company get-togethers. Should he decide not to make the Army his career, there will always be a spot on the stage for another " Ham. " French Club 4-3-2; Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3-2-1; KDET 2-1, Executive Manager; Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; Sergeant 1. SIDNEY THOMAS WEINSTEIN A-2 Elmer, New Jersey Honor Naval School Coming to us from a Naval Prep School, Tom was a near loss to the Naval Academy. He is gen- erally known to the men in the Company as the professional dieter, due to his struggle to make weight for boxing. Tom is a hive, and has always been willing to help the less fortunate in aca- demics. His interest and ambition will be a great advantage toward a very successful career. Boxing 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Minor " A " ; Spanish Club 3-2; Debate Council 3; Mule Rider 1; Sergeant 1. 344 JEROME H. WERBEL Far Rockaway, New York D-1 Congressional A college man with two years behind him Jerry came to the Academy with the maturity and poise it takes to be a good soldier. Modest, un- assuming and possessed with a natural dignity, he is well liked and admired by all. With his generous disposition he is an asset as a roommate, and valuable as a friend. Golf 4; Honor Committee 2-1; Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3- 2-1; Ordnance Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. ARVID EMERSON WEST Green Bay, Wisconsin 1-2 Congressional The Green Bay Packers hated to lose such a loyal supporter, but all of us who knew Arv here were glad he came to West Point. He put the " AD " and " TD " in their respective places with a minimum of eifort, and spent the rest of the time at the gym. We ' ll all be watching him as he climbs to the top in his chosen branch. Football 3-2-1, Monogram; Track 4, Numerals; Camera Club 4; Fishing Club 3-2; Pistol Club 3-2; Sheet Club 3-2-1; Ski Club 3; Sergeant 1. MICHAEL FRANCIS WEST McLean, Virginia L-2 Regular Army During his four year career at the Military Academy, Mike spent a good deal of the time with the text books. But playing cat and mouse with the Academic Department did not prevent him from being a participant in L-2 intramurals. He was also a member of the Cadet Chapel Choir and a member of the Public Information Detail. Wrestling 4; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Debate Council 4; Public Information Detail 2-1; Model Railroad Club 1; Weight Lifting Club 1; Sergeant 1. 345 WILLIAM CARTER WESTCOTT, III I-l Westwood, New Jersey Regular Army Here ' s a curious mixture of Troop Leader and Imp; he spent a lot of time excused from march- ing, and happily playing pinochle with the foot- ball players in the Hospital; never in a hurry, never worried; he earned his reputation as the " easiest-going guy in the class " — easily. Baseball 4; Hockey 4; Chapel Choir 4-3; Debate Council 4-3-2; Dialectic Society 4-3-2-1; Director 100th Nile Show 1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. ROBERT WETZEL F-2 Riverside, California Congressional Bob haUs from California, just ask him. Be- lieving that " coasting " was the rule, he stood high in demerits and academics. " Free Time " was therefore no problem, and he was always ready for tennis or handball. A hive, he will surely suc- ceed in any field he tries. Camera Club 4-3; Pointer 3; Spanish Club 3. WILLIAM TAYLOR WETZEL Riverside, California A-2 Congressional Born and bred in the Military Life, Tony was a natural for West Point. Even through the strug- gle for the tenths with the Social Science Depart- ment, his friendly smile and hearty laugh were always seen in the Corps. In athletics, Tony lettered in wrestUng, but his major achievement was in helping to break the A-2 fovtr year jinx in water polo. Wrestling 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram, Minor " A " ; Camera Club 3; Debate Council 2-1; French Club 4-3-2; Sheet Club 2; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 346 WILLIAM ALFRED WHITE F-1 Bristol, Pennsylvania Congressional Although Willie is known for his vast number of extracurricular activities, he is never too busy to help those in need of academic coaching. A credit to his unit and possessing an unmatched person- ality, he will always be remembered by his count- less friends. Football 4-3-2, Numerals, Manager: Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1: Escort Committee 1: French Club 3-2: Honor Committee 1: Ordnance Club 3-2-1: Russian Club 3: Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. GEORGE ERB WIEN ShUlington, Pennsylvania B-2 Congressional The Pennsylvania Coal mines produced B-2 ' s academic coach. Always wUHng to help, George did much to raise the standards and tenths of aU goats. A true sack artist, he spent the rest of his time in the pad. As a result, he wiU never have to worry about sleeping on the job — he ' s already got his lifetime norm. Debate Council and Forum 1: German Club 3-2; Golf Club 2: Corporal 2: Lieutenant 1. STANLEY ELBERT WILKER Cerrito, California A-1 Regular Army The Finance Co rps ' gift to West Point. When last seen was still muttering under his breath about the Science Departments. WUl probably always be remembered for his interesting Pointer articles, his management in the Forum, and for his extreme humility. With such ability, Stan is assured of success. Baseball 4, Numerals: Chapel Choir 3; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Golf Club 2-1: Pointer 4-3-2-1, Feature Editor; Russian Club 3; Sergeant 1. ALEX NORWOOD WILLIAMS, III G-2 Lawton, Oklahoma Congressional Hailing from no place in particular, but calling Oklahoma his home. Lefty entered West Point following in the footsteps of his father. His ability to combine a Southern " you all " with a Mid- western twang wUl be remembered by all the " Troops " in G-2. With the same drive and de- termination to be on top that was behind him on the fields of " friendly strife, " Lefty will be a success in his future career. Track 4, Numerals: Forum 1; Spanish Club 3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. GARY CRISWELL WILLIAMS G-1 Detroit, Michigan Congressional Gary somehow managed to keep one step ahead of the Academic Department. A heads-up soft- ball player and one of our better athletes, he was always active in " intermurder " and also enjoyed a few trips with the Choir and Glee Club. Athletic Representative 3-2-1; Cadet Chapel Choir 4-3- 2-1; Golf Club 1; Weight Lifting Club 2-1; Sergeant 1. - ' ■ Kk WALTER DOUGLAS WILLIAMS A-1 Glyndon, Maryland Congressional This is W. Douglas, the mam in the English riding coat, famous around A-1 for an aversion to studying and an affinity for horses and things British. He is also famous for an ability to sit in the halls long after taps reading Ught literature even after a hard day on the wrestling mats. Long may he wave. Wrestling 4-3-2, Numerals; Lacrosse 4: Public In- formation Detail 2-1, Cadet-in-Charge, First Regiment; Ski Club 3-2; Debate Council and Forum 2; Sergeant 1. MARVIN MARCY WILLIAMSON I-l Missovila, Montana Congressional With a voice like a buU frog, a manner every bit as terrifying as a tornado, and a disposition like a big puppy. Marc won over everyone. Curled around his chair, wrapped in a red boy, absorbed in liis books, he was ready to tell us about his family. Football 4, Manager, Numerals; Athletic Representa- tive 1; Chapel Choir 4-3; Forum 2; Sergeant 1. W% ERNEST BAYLEY WILSON Carmel, California M-2 Congressional Ernie ' s readjoiess to make friends will take him far. His ability to keep them wiU put him on top. " To climb steep lulls requires slow pace at first. " Ernie has spent four years climbing that hill, but now with strong legs faces his career with the confidence of a Soldier. Boxing 4-3-2, Minor " A " ; Lacrosse 4-3; Debate Coun- cil 3; Honor Committee 2-1; Pointer Staff 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. PAUL PATTON WINKEL, JR. K-2 Cicero, Indiana Senatorial Paul divided most of his time between aca- demics and playing lacrosse. What success he didn ' t receive in academics he made up for in athletics. He works hard at whatever he takes up. In his free time, as one of the senior members in the Kappa Dos party platoon, " Wink " was al- ways present with full mug in hand. No Kappa Dos gathering was complete without him. His quick smUe and friendly disposition have made him popular with everyone in the Company. Wherever good fellows get together, " PP " is sure to be in the foreground. Football 4; Lacrosse 4-3-2-1, Monogram, Major " A " ; Dialectic Society 4-3; French Club 3-2; Howitzer Staff 4-3; Corporal 2; Sergeant. Regimental Staff 1. THOMAS CHARLES WINTER, JR. A-1 Seattle, Washington Congressional " T. C. " is known as a quick man with a sUde rule and an even faster runner for the track squad. His first love was in a very full activity schedule. His address book and motto, ' " Drag every week- end, " will long be remembered in A-1 and by the femmes whose cooperation help make this volume possible. Cross Country 4-3-2-1, Minor " A " , Navy Star: Track 4-3-2-1. Numerals, Monogram; Debate Council and Forum 3-2-1: French Club 4-3; Howitzer Staff 4; Public Relations Council 2-1; Ski Club 4-3; Ski Team 3; Color Sergeant 1. (F% 2.-LJ. GEORGE KENYON WITHERS, JR. G-1 Fort McPherson, Georgia Presidential " Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. " This has been George ' s maxim in all phases of Cadet Life. Usually the first to be considered for any responsible job, he has always been admired for his quiet and efficient manner. May he be as successful in the Service as he was at West Point. Rifle 4-3-2-1, Manager, Minor Manager ' s " A " ; Sun- day School Teacher 4-3-2-1: Forum 1: Howitzer Photo Staff 4-3-2: Spanish Club 3-2: Lieutenant 1. i HOWARD GREGORY WOLD Skokie, Illinois A-1 Congressional Greg spent four years at the Point trying to keep up with the victorious Army football teams. He was the man who kept Coach Earl Blaik well suppUed with movies of the successful rabble. Between games he managed to keep on the Dean ' s List and gained the reputation in A-1 as the man who could get the job done. Football 4-3-2-1, Movie Photographer: Water Polo 4-3- 2-1; Camera Club 4-3-2: Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Howitzer 4-3-2; Sunday School Teacher 3; Ser- geant 1. 350 J GEORGE JOSEPH WOODS, JR. A-2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Congressional From the perpetual last section depths, George emerged victorious in his battle with the Aca- demic Department. Being a five-year-plan mem- ber, he nevertheless has found time to whole- heartedly support all company activities, inter- murder and Corps Squad contests. Sports and hstening to records are favorite pastimes. His per- sistence and drive exhibited here will serve him well in his Service career. Class Ring and Crest Committee 4-3-2-1; German Club 4-3; Golf Club 4-3-2; Ski Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Sergeant 1 JOHN WILLIAM WOODMANSEE, JR. K-1 Culver, Indiana Honor Mil. Jack was easy going and always smiling. French was his best academic accomplishment and Var- sity wrestling kept him busy in the fall and win- ters. He enjoyed beating the Flankers and got his chance on a Brigade Championship team. His understanding should help him greatly in his career in the Service. Baseball 4: Wrestling 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram; Glee Club 3-2-1; Golf Club 3: Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. STEPHEN RICHARD WOODS, JR. G-2 Murfreesboro, Tennessee Congressional We gave him many nicknames and he answered to all with a cheerful cry. One of the few bright hghts in the darkness of gloom period, one would find him either dragging or swimming or both. Dick definitely had the fighting spirit, and he was chief rabble-rouser at G-2 ' s infamous inter-murder raUies. We wish him the best; the Corps and Flirty will miss him. Cadet Chapel Usher 1; Camera Club 1; Howitzer 3-1; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. 351 MELVIN LOUIS WUEST L-1 Dayton, Kentucky Congressional Mel was called everything from Woost, Worst, to Voost, but pronounce it as you will this Ken- tuckian was famous for his four years of football management, B-Squad Basketball, and his prac- tical jokes. Through the latter Mel managed to keep everyone in good hvmior. He became known best for his thirst for knowledge. Football 4-3-2-1, Equipment Manager, Numerals, Man- ager ' s " A " ; Basketball 4-2-1, Monogram; Debate Coun- cil and Forum 3-2-1; German Club 4-3; Sunday School Teacher 3-2; Sergeant 1. GERARD MICHAEL WYNN North Arlington, New Jersey H-2 Q.A. Jersey leaves a stamp on her native sons and Jer was no exception. His " Sir, da milk is on da table " was good naturedly corrected to " Sir, the mUk is on the table. " Jerry ' s friends wiU vouch for his steadfastness of view, i.e., bullheadedness. His common sense will serve him weU in the coming years. Boxing 2; Football 4-3-2-1, Monograms; Track 4-3; Catholic Acolyte 2-1; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Howitzer Representative 1 ; Ski Club 3-2-1 ; Spanish Club 3-2-1; Russian Club 3-2-1; Weight Lifting Club 3-2; Sergeant 1. EVERETT MARION YON, JR. K-2 Gainesville, Florida Congressional When Yogi entered Central Area on that fate- ful day in fifty-two and joined the drop it-pick it up squad, the Corps became a better place to live. " Dynamic " applies to just about everything that he has done during his four years as a mem- ber of the Kappa Dos gang. Yogi has become best known for his unique trademark a tremendous sense of humor and that drive combine to make him a one-man entertainment committee. Boxing 2; Fishing Club 3-2-1; Ordnance Club 3; Cor- poral 2; Lieutenant 1. 352 GEORGE EDMUND YOUNG, JR. E-1 Cincinnati, Ohio Congressional George, an Army Brat, came to the Hudson Valley after spending two years at the University of Cincinnati. Being a person full of energy, he dissipates a lot of his excess energy by singing, much to the discomfort of other E-1 files. When he runs out of songs he is willing to talk and argue. This willingness to talk was put to good use while serving on the Class Committee. Catholic Chapel Choir 4-3-2; Class Committee 2-1; De- bate Council and Forum 4-3-2-1; German Club 4-3; Sergeant 1. ROMAIN ALTON YOUNG, JR. M-2 Sacramento, California Congressional Cuch came to West Point after a year at Stan- ford. Versatility would have been a good middle- name for him. As a singer he would have made a good steam-fitter; otherwise there was little he attempted that he did not do well. He will always be remembered for his toothless grin and sense of humor. Basketball 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Monogram: Track 4-3, Numerals; Cadet Chapel Usher 1; Ring and Crest Com- mittee 4-3-2-1; Model Airplane Club 4-3; Corporal 2; Lieutenant 1. MICHAEL GRANT ZEIGLER E-1 Fairborn, Ohio Son of Deceased Veteran Mike is probably best known around here as a football player, having played four years and dis- tinguished himself " on the field of friendly strife. " Always the athlete, he spent his afternoons down at the track when football was out of season. Versatile in many things, Mike seldom missed the Dean ' s List. We will all remember our pleasant association with him. Football 4-3-2-1, Numerals, Major " A " ; Track 4-3-2, Numerals; French Club 3-2; Corporal 2. 353 MARTIN B. ZIMMERMAN Bronx, New York K-1 Competitive Marty, a native New Yorker, entered West Point by way of the Air Force. A better than average student, he showed a keen interest in athletics and spent much of his time on the fields of friendly strife. Although constantly hazed for his ijosture and hometown, Marty wiU long be remembered for his ready smile. Baseball 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram; Basketball 4-1: Soccer 4-3-2, Numerals, Monogram; Debate Council and Forum 2-1; Golf Club 3-2-1: Jewish Chapel Choir 4-3- 2-1; Corporal 2: Sergeant 1. CLASS OF 1956 Abell, J.L. Ackerman, D.E. Adams, R.E. Alexander, M.H. Allaire, C.J. Alward, S.A. Amlong, R.J. Anderson, B.C. Anderson, D.L. Anderson, J.L. Andree, R.G. Ankenbrandt, G.D. Bacon, R.C. Bagnal, C.W. Bahnsen, J.C. Baker, C.H. Barlow, K.A. Barrett, R.A. Barrett, R.T. Bauchspies, J.S. Baxter, W.P. Beal, J.E. Beauchamp, I. A. Beebe, S.G. Benish, A. A. Berry, D.T. Beyer, R.C. Binstein, M.P. Blackwell, J.E. Blewster, J.C. Blocher, R.M. Blunt, R.R. Bolin, J.P. Bonnarens, P.O. Bortolutti, A. Boudreau, A.F. Bowen, S.W. Bowes, T.M. Bowman, A.C. Boylan, S.V. Bradford, Z.B. Brandel, G.P. Bray, J.R. Brinkley, C.B. Brown, F.J. Brown, R.E. Bruno, N.J. Bullock, V.T. Burcham, J.J. Burd, F.A. Burhans, E.D. Burns, T.A. Butler, D.L. Bynell, H.B. Caldwell, E.G. Campis, J.R. Canby, S.L. Cannon, H.R. Carey, W.C. Caron, R.P. 354 Carr, E.D. Carraway, J.R. Cavenaugh, M.F. Celeste, R. Chambers, P.G. Chase, R.C. Chesnauskas, R.J. Childs, J.D. Christopher, H.G. Clark, J.J. Clonts, D.W. Coats, W.L. Cody, T.J. Cody, W.F. Comesky, H.A. Conklin, J.R. Conrad, M.J. Cook, J.A. Corderman, D.M. Coulter, C. Coon ' Ciain Ci Crsa Cre« Critt Cwu ' Cnin CurL Day. Dayl Wi Deb Deve Dewi Dm Dun Dve. fani Faun Fabe Fisch Fi«f ??■ CLASS OF 1956-Continued Council, C. Grain, W.S. CraUe, M.S. Crandall, H.W. Crase, R.B. Creighton, T.W. Cremer, R.D. Crews, W.F. Crites, W.R. Croft, C.L. Cross, E.E. Crouter, E.T. Crum, W.P. Curl, R.L. Daleski, R.J. Daly, E.F. Danek, R.B. Dantos, E. Day, F.L. Dayharsh, T.J. DeFrance, R.B. DeLeuil, W.R. Demers, G.Z. Denson, L.A. Dent, F.R. Devoto, W.R. Dewey, A.E. DiGennaro, W.L. Diez, E.S. Dougherty, J.M. Dougherty, P.G. Dowell, R.P. Dozier, J.L. Duncan, R.M. Dunn, J.A. Dye, A.J. Eastburn, C.E. Easton, R.H. Ebert, V.E. Ege, C.G Eliot, P.G. P. Ellis, J.N. Ernst, D.L. Esposito, V.J. Farmer, W.P. Farris, R.G. Faurer, T.M. FUbey, H.L. Fisch, D.A. Fitzgerald, L.D. Flory, R.A. Floyd, R.H. Fogh, F.J. Folden, N.C. Foss, J.W. Fox, E. Fox, E.A. Frank, W.C. Frecka, J.C. Frederick, W.R. French, F.J. Garvey, C.J. Gates, C.S. Gaude, H.R. Gleason, J.E. Glenn, C.A. Clock, H.G. Goldberg, G.D. Goodman, R.A. Goodwyn, R.T. Gordon, J.H. Gorlinski, C.C. Graesser, D.C. Grant, T. Gras.sberger, R.E. Green, M.A. Greisen, P.H. Griffin, T.N. Grinstead, J.B. Griscom, R.M. Gromek, J.M. Haley, J.P.J. Hall, G.C. Hallisey, A.J. Hamm, C.R. Hammel, D.A. Hammond, R.D. Hampton, J.A. Hanson, T.W. Haponski, W.C. Harbold, N.B. Harding, T.C. Harris, A.M. Harris, J.A. Hart, R.R. Hattler, C.F. Haydon, J.J. Hayne, P. Head, R.H. Herrmann, C.G. Hetland, J.S. Hewitt, R.A. Higgins, J.H. Hoffman, A. HoUeder, D.W. HoUoway, E.T. Hohnes, F.S. Holmquist, H.G. Hooker, W.M. Horton, D.F. Huff, J.H. Hull, R.L. Hutchison, J.L. Irwin, G.L. Jakus, P.A. Jarmon, W.R. Jasper, T.C. Jezior, A.M. Johansen, W.R. Johnsen, J.L. Johnson, D.S. Johnson, H.W. Johnson, J.C. Johnston, D.J. Johnston, R.R. Judson, R.P. KaOfelz, J.M. Kamm, J.M. Kannapel, G.D. Keating, R.J. Keefe, J.W. Keinath, W.G. Kem, R.S. Kendall, L.G. Keutmann, J.A. Kime, E.B. Kinsloe, R.C. Kirchgessner, T.E. Kirk, J.M. Knowles, K.J. Knudsen, W.H. Kotellos, H. Kottich, C.R. Krutz, R.D. Lake, J.G. Lane, J.F. Lang, K.E. Lansing, S.M. Larr, D.R. Lash, P.W. Lasley, P.A. LeHardy, W.M. Lee, D.C. Lee, G.W. Lemmon, S.L. Leonard, G.F. Levy, N. Lewis, W.M. Linden, J.A. Linder, W.H. Lindqui.st, R.E. Lindsey, R.H. Linkenhoger, G.N. Lion, P.M. Liska, W.B. Little, D.C. Liwski, J.L. Loffert, G.U. Loggins, A.B. Lorey, R.W. Lueders, D.H. Luft, N.M. Lynch, E.S. Lynch, G.P. Lyon, W.E. Mackin, R.E. MaUnowski, R.C. Martin, E.W. Martin, G.J. Marvin, H.A. Masterson, T.J. Matt, J.R. Matthews, F.W. Mavrotheris, N.A. Mayer, LB. Mayson, E.M. McAniff, T.J. McCahan, W.L. McChristian, L.S. McClung, W.W. McConnel, M.G. McCreight, R.A. McGinn, J.J. McGrath, M.J. McGuire, H.J. McMahon, J.S. McNulty, J.W. MePeek, W.C. McRee, G.J. Meader, S.H. 355 CLASS OF 1956-Continued Medley, P.N. Mericle, R.A. Merola, P. A. Miles, H.B. MiUer, T.L. Mitchell, G.W. Moore, D.W. MoreUi, D.R. Morgan, J.A. MuUer, W.J. Munsey, J.T. Munson, H.W. Muntz, D.C. Narus, W.E. Neary, E.F. Nicholson, J.W. Nicholson, R.K. Nicolais, M. O ' Brien, B.J. O ' Shei, D.M. Oakes, J.H. Ogren, C.T. Ortner, A.J. Palmer, D.R. Paradise, J. Parker, C.R. Parker, J.R. Patrick, F.G. Pearson, R.L. Pelosi, S. Pendino, M.J. Peterson, B.G. PhilHps, G.R. Pierce, R.B. Polickoski, J.S. Poole, C.E. Porter, J.E. Pozuelo Marin, F.J. Prossner, L.T. Quackenbush, R.E. Quinn, M.J. Ragland, J.E. Rajala, P.W. RaU, F.A. Randall, R.D. Raymond, H.J. Redhair, R.R. Redline, E.H. Reinhardt, T.E. Renshaw, A.B. Rensvold, R.E. Rhodes, E.F. Richards, E.T. Richards, R.N. Richardson, G.A. Rinker, R. Roberts, S.J. Robertson, C.W. Roll, W.C. Root, R.A. Ross, M. Ross, R.A. Ross, T.E. Rostine, G.W. Ruffner, E.L. Rundgren, I.W. Russell, C.R. Saferstein, T.S. Sager, W.C. Saint, C.P. Salamone, L.C. Sanders, J.E. Sarkiss, CD. Satterfield, D.W. Saxton, B.P. Scales, D.J. Schannep, J.D. Schaumberg, G.R. Scholz, J.C. Schoonmaker, M.D. Schrage, W.K. Schuler, B.D. Schwartz, M.F. Schwarzkopf, H.N. Scott, C.F. Scully, R.C. Sewell, J.H. Shaler, D.H. Shannon, D.J. Sharer, F.E. Sharkey, J.J. Shattuck, M.C. Shaud, J.A. Shean, F.L. Sheehan, D.E. Sheridan, R.B. Shirey, J.C. Sidler, G.V. Singletary, C.B. Sirkis, M.S. Sisinyak, M.J. Skatvold, J.H. Skidmore, H.J. Skidmore, W.M. Sloan, J.F. Smith, D.B. Smith, F.L. Smith, L.G. Smith, M.E. Smith, P.M. Smith, S.B. Smith, S. Snavely, C.C. Snodgrass, J.C. Sorley, L.S. Southerland, H.P. Spaeni, H.H. Speiser, R.G. Spires, J.W. St. Louis, R.P. Stanley, J.W. Stapleton, G.J. Stebleton, L.A. Stein, R.K. Stevenson, J.H. Stewart, R.A. Straub, J.O. Stroface, J.F. Stroope, J.L. Strozier, J.K. Studdard, O.P. Stynes, P.A. Suddath, L.N. Sullivan, R.P. Sutherland, J.S. Swezey, C.F. Sylvester, R.D. Taylor, J.A. Thelin. A.L. Thompson, G.R. A. Thompson, R.P. Tindall, J.B. Tinsman, R.B. Torrey, C.C. Trefzger, C.E. Tripp, R.L. Tucker, B.E. Turner, H.B. Twichell, H. Uebel, P.N. Updike, E.G. Urbach, W. Utz, J.S. Valence, E. Vallentiny, E. Van Dervort, E.L. Van Vonderen, V.R. Vann, P.J. Verfurth, J.E. ViUanos, J.G. Wagenheim, H.M. Wagner, J.F. Waldeck, J.J. Wall, J.F. Wallace, B.M. Wange, L.A. Ward, G.W. Washburn, R.B. Waters, J.P. Weihl, W.L. Weinstein, L.H. Weinstein, S.T. Werbel, J.H. West, A.E. West, M.F. Westcott, W.C. Wetzel, R. Wetzel, W.T. White, W.A. Wien, G.E. WUker, S.E. Williams, A.N. Williams, G.C. WOliams, W.D. Williamson, M.M. Wilson, E.B. Winkel, P.P. Winter, T.C. Withers, G.K. Wold, H.G. Woodmansee, J.W. Woods, G.J. Woods, S.R. Wuest, M.L. Wynn, G.M. Yon, E.M. Young, G.E. Young. R.A. Zeigler, M.G. Zimmerman, M.B. 35H BOOK m NSTRUCT ND TRAIN 4jL ..hA i ' THE MAJORITY OF our instruction was given by the Academic Department with the Tactical Department having the responsibility for our training. Some of the training was given by members of the upperclasses. D Practical work We become instructors Telling how ' .f- ' CORPS ONI -RADE I -■ " A ' " " I. Ml-! |i I. Hull l; 1,. .■ ir iZicr J.K.. lluukui- W.. l. i-;u;i, ' A ' uu. Winter T.C., ShaUuck .M.C.. ' an X ' undcrun Wli.. llanii A.. M. COLOR GUARD 362 i m BRIGADE STAFF Ernst D.L., Brown F.J., Dougherty J.M.. Sorley L.S.. Hooker W.M.. Karris R.G. 363 Sullivan R.P., Skidmore W.M., Boudreau A.F., McChristian L.S. FIRST BATTALION STAFF FIRST REGIMENTAL STAFF Hull R.L., Renshaw A.B., Stapleton G.J., Mericle R.A., Burns T.A., Nicholson J.W. SECOND BATTALION STAFF WeiU W.L., Kamm J.M., Croft C.L Ege C.C, Dozier J.L.. Grain W.S., Day F.L. 365 A-1, 1st CLASS— isf Row: Linden JA. Williams WD, Muntz DC, Winter TC, Boudreau AF. 2nd Row: Carraway JR, Schwarz- kopf HN, Suddath LN. 3rd Row: Harris JA, Spires JW, Rundgren IW. -Ith Row: Wold HG. Sth Row: Cannon HR, Nicholson RK, Harbold NB, WilkerSE, Esposito VJ, Ernst DL, Horton DF. Cadet HN Schwarzkopf and Capt DW Hickey " A-1 leads The Corps. " They gave us that as a challenge four short years ago, and we took it from there. Norm ran the Company, while Don kept things in line from the wheelhouse. The battles " On the Fields of Friendly Strife " were well under control in the hands of Butch, Tom and Ray; while Walt, Leroy and Joe the Rebel fought their battles too, with slide rules and green chalk. Just for variety, " Bucky " and Mike wore the stars. To prove that some people really love it here, " Punchy " and Jim (the other rebel) took the five year course. Women? who could match the " Draggoids Par Excellence, " Art, Nick, and Dave the Tiger? Doug kept us in the public eye for PIO, while Stan tried hard to keep out of debt. " D.C. " and Greg took the pictures — of anything and every- thing, from football to femmes. Captain Hickey joined our clan; then altogether we met our challenge. Now altogether we pass it on to those behind us as we leave. 366 A-1, 2nd CLASS— isf Row: Harlow GD, Bieri LD, Ledbetter JT, Heurtematte JE, Place SB, Edwards R, Pearson TJ. 2nd Row: Ahrens TJ, Smith F, Crater JF, Sankey JD. Srd Row: Kehoe TP, Hamil- ton J, Krafft GHG. 4th Row: Davis RB, Massar CL, Rice HC, De Witt DE, Cox RW, King CB, Wilson N, Press DE, Aller WC, Howell D. Absent: Dayton TE, Erb C, Swenson JA, Zachgo DD. A-1, 3rd CLASS— isf Row: Brown WF, Hanson RF, Mayer FF, Gordon HJ, Aller JR, Robinson KE, Ryan JM. 2n(l Row: Garrett DR, Edwards DR, Miller ML, Foulkes WW. 3rd Row: Yurick GW, Pus- check H, Waddell RW, DeJardin D. 4th Row: Williams JB, Melnik WC, Mitchell C, Ellerthorpe DO, George JD, Stone JB, Klotzback G, Davis JM, Seigler JM, Fagg WL. A-1, 4th CLASS— is Row: Wilmoth FL, Rowe RH, Bushing JL, HiUiard M, Rob- erts TD, Guild WB, Ryan RH. 2nd Row: Conway RN, Schrader DH, Enright JF, Eubanks JE. 3rd Row: Hayes CW, Fogel JS. Walsh JE. 4th Row: Engler JH, Joh JA, Kocienda R, Southerland K. 5th Row: Beurket RT, Davis DR, Skubi AJ. 6th Row: Burwell JM, McGillicuddy TA, Til- lar DP, Fero JP. 7th Row: Graven MF, Coreth JH, Borland TV. 367 Cadet JH Sewell and Major CM McQuarrie It all began on July 1, 1952 when we came from the far corners of our country to enter " Beast Barracks. " We knew that " Plebe year couldn ' t last forever, " but they almost had us fooled. Into B-1 27 of us trooped, the most distinguished crew ever assembled we thought. In nine months it all came to a screeching halt. Plebe year was over. It was all down hill from here, so they said. As Yearlings we went steady with our redboys and B-robes. Cow year ushered in academics that we never knew ex- isted. We kept loose though and made it without a tenth wasted. Firstie year finally arrived with its many privileges and obligations. We got our rings, then our cars, and plenty of weekends to spend at the Hotel Astor. Branch drawing had us all worried. Graduation soon followed and now we are leaving, going in many different directions. Never will our friend- ships that we molded in B-1 be forgotten. We have fought together through thick and thin, and we leave B-1 with many fond memories. So, Adios Amigos, may our paths cross again soon. B-1, 1st CLASS— is? Row: Neary EF, Parker JR, Jezior AM, Palmer DR. Verfurth JE, Stroope JL. 2nd Row: Smith SB, SeweU JH, Garvey CJ. 3rd Row: Harris AM. Chase RC. Sullivan RP. -fth Row: Lorey RW, Skidmore WM, Hull RL, Root RA, Goodwyn RT, Renshaw AB. McGinn JJ, Crum WP, Scales DJ. ■ h B-1, 2nd CLASS— is« Row: Leard RE, Bryan K, NicoU WB, Fitzgerald BS, Mc- Killop J, Evans WD, Iverson G, Alshei- mer RH, Hickey EI, Mierzejewski J. 2nd Row: Dagle RA, Schwehm PJ, Farris JK. 3rd Row: Campbell WF, Hylbert S, Swind- ler M, MuUins W. 4tli Row: Ensign AB, House JW, McClanahan JW, Dunn JW, Wilkinson J, Petruno M, Hug CM, Chris- tenson WM, Amacker JZ, Howes RH, Stephenson RE. B-1, 3rd CLASS— isf Row: Saunders WM, Grimm RE, Carlson N, Cook JB, Smith TF, Katz JJ, Griffin TD. 2nd Row: Kirk M, Goodman GL, Mason AR. 3rd Row: Hubbard HT, Nelson OR, Price RR. 4th Row: Thompson TM, Leo TW Jr. 5th Row: Oberg DS, Beyea RS, Clewell RM, Farr LB, Nuffer F, Sampson JB, Lewis JC. B-1, 4th CLASS— isf Row: Smith RH, Keating JW, Carroll DR, Vaccaro J, Bishop NST, Newberry MS, Smith DE. 2nd Row: Friedel GC, Mansir LR, Gaines JE, Porter JP. 3rd Row: Morrison JR. Johnson CA, Day GE. 4th Row: Lytle CE, Rogers DH, Ernharth RL. 5th Row: Yate- man SH, Baldwin AW, Isaac WD. 6th Row: Thomas ML, Orndorff JF, Howe RB. 7th Row: Novogratz R, Darby C, Groth CH. 369 i C-1, 2nd CLASS isf Row: Cudmore WT, Keating MR, Thompson TG, Tener RK. Christensen RW, Humphreys KR, Free- man RD. 2nd Row: Chase ' PN, Drudik RL, Davidson AH. 3rd Row: Kolb CM, Conley JW, Gates KH. 4th Row: Wood JG, Johnson AD, Poulos CJ, Coates CH, Szvetecz E, Witmer JA, Baughman DB, Bishop WM. Absent: Russell JF. C-1, 3rd CLASS— is Row: Sigurski MS, Bond CW, Tierney JF, Lane GA, Kernan JJ, Looney TC, Geipel EF, Chase AC, Melolt RA. 2nd Row: Evans RT, Jerome WB, Moore RJ, Clark RE. 3rd Row: D ' Amore RE, Votruba WK, Merrill WG, Graves GP. 4th Row: Bons PN, Gall RW, Collins SP, Moentmann DT. 5th Row: Schaffer JA, Tancredi JJ, Peck JW, La- very EW, KeUv TJ, Wilson AT, Brown JK, Finley HP, Mitchell GC. I C-I.1 RP,S 1 Tact one. amvi Driv C-1, 4th CLASS— isi Row: Redding FJ, Phillips AB, Harle RT, Brass RW, Lymn HC, Reynolds HH, McCracken H. 2nd Row: Krawciw N, Donlon RH, Lyne JR. Madigan EF. 3rd Row: Bechtold WH, Wheeler RA. 4th Row: O ' Neill L, Ross LC, Mayers JJ, Dishman B. 5lh Row: Gillette M, Kelley W, Shain RG. 6th Row: Hart- man RL. Grinalds JS. 7th Row: Reed JN, Hynes RA, Lafiferty PE, Gwin SD. 370 T.Vs Med nv ' s C-1, 1st CLASS— is Row: McNultv JW, Burns TA, Brown FJ. Hammond RD, Head RH, Turner HB. 2nd Row: St. Louis RP, Sheridan RB, Reinhardt TE. 3rd Row: Stapleton GJ, Kannapel GD, Sharkey JJ. 4th Row: Renshaw AB, Wagenheim HM, Hull RL, Cremer RD. Satterfield DW, Butler DL. Moore DW. Bahnsen JC. Nicholson JW. 1952. The race began. Temporary setbacks. Runt CQ ' s stalked us at Tactics Formations. Company C dash One, Sir! Red Raider. Chicken one. Handshakes. Around the first turn. Tliirty days R and R. Com- modore Perry. Yeading blood shed. On the backstretch. C-1 weekend- Virginia Beach. The return of fee. The Grey Shield of Learning. Many friends depart. Down the homestretch. Joe Samm. Stripes. Bucky arrives. Twelve weekends. 1030 stoops meetings. One-hundred days! Driving the wagon. The finish line. The " Four Long Years " were four short ones. We had hives, goats, athletes, sackoids, gripers, and captains. We met and defeated in detail Tacs, Academics, Intermurder, P-rades, Dear Johns, Beast Benning, and three upper classes. A close friendship has developed among the boys of C dash One that will prove a lasting bond. Who among us will forget: Dick ' s golf clubs, Shark ' s voice. Beanie ' s " 86, " and George ' s crossed rifles. Rick ' s stripes, Mac ' s grin, TA ' s drawl, Nick ' s grappling, Harry ' s hat, Ter ' s remarks, Hupe ' s legs. Medico ' s BTP ' s, RD ' s Pretzels, Barry ' s B-robe, Chorch ' s Dutch, Den- ny ' s cuffs, Bob ' s women, Saint ' s walk, David ' s hazing. 371 Capt CT Buckingham and Cadet RH Head D-1, 1st CLASS— ist Row: Redline EH, Werbel JH. Thompson RP, Cavenaugh MF. Sloan JF. 2nd Row: O ' Shei DM, Shaler DH, Miles HB. 3rd Row: Schwartz MF, Gromek JM, Hallisey AJ. 4th Row: Mericle RA, Benish AA, Cook JA, Faurer TM. Anderson DL. We have the honor of presenting the most decimated company in the Corps. After starting with a group of 27 men the ravages of time have taken their toll and 16 shining faces are all that remain. As often is the case however, there ain ' t much there, but what ' s there is choice. Most of the group even threatened to become entertaining at times during the four years. We all will remember: Ajax ' s 1000 hours of bayonet at Fort Dix; Jim ' s and Frank ' s forays into the wilds of Greenwich Village; Red ' s safaris up to Poughkeepsie; Hank ' s one man war with the Church of Rome; after-the-game parties with Jack and HJ Hannah; Mike ' s un- forgettable watermelon orgy; Bagels and Lox for breakfast, Jerry pour- ing; Don learning exercises from Blondie at Dayton; John ' s 14 case tea party at Louisville; Dick as Joe Samm ' s platoon leader at Monmouth; Ted, our internation Lothario; Andy, the cleanest man in Ann Arbor; Tony ' s, " Just call me Tex, " approach in the sorority circles; Dex ' s stable of thoroughbred redheads; Russ, the best " Good, little Q-B " we know. And so we leave to the Long Grey Line, along with the TD, a record which, while not always of the highest level of acliievement, was always interesting. 372 Capt JT Allen and Cadet EH Redline I • D-1, 2nd CLASS— is? Row: Glen GW, Albright AF, Olsen PO, Liakos W, Parker K, Stackhouse DR, Smyly DP, Dean RC. 2nd Row: Robe WJ, Gale EW, Willett FW. 3rd Row: Tobin KD, Edgar JSW, Hamm WP. 4th Row: Sowers W, Mead WD, Ley DR. 5th Row: Johnson S, Teale WE, Koehler H, Lustig JE, Ellis WR, Woolnough J, Blanck JE, Gooding R, Ewanus MD. D-1, 3rd CLASS— is? Row: Lowe JW, Bunker RM, Evans JA, Clarke DA, Has- selbrink EF, Johnson H, Wentworth E. 2nd Row: Hill OK, Stevens TE, Crowley F. 3rd Row: Murch RG, Normington CA, Jenison GE, Galen JC. 4th Row: Franklin R, Detlie D, Burke EJ, Schaefer JF, Prater RH, Callaghan WM, Weckel EC, Osborn RD, Stender CR. D-1, 4th CLASS— is? Row: Hotchkiss R, Mills JC, Schmitt CT, Bertils BR, Money C, Rindfleisch JA. Coolidge C. 2nd Row: Battersby B, Warren WJ, Buell WC, Bearce LV. 3rd Row: Tyler ES, KendaU DS, Morales M. 4th Row: Ranch LC, Keist NH, Markham H, Howard FI. 5th Row: Jervell BL, Gunter JL, Weissman L. 6th Row: Kissinger GD, Cubbage C. 7th Row: Sheaffer P, Jones DC, Lidy AM. Sth Row: Meloan HL, Rogers MW, Dor- show HB, MacKenzie W. 373 After successfully training three Tac ' s in four years, these " Easy One " men fear no R.A. assignment. Our class ' 56 picnics, with Frank on poop- sheets, " our " George and " Willie " Keefe cooking, Jim playing taxi, be- came annual musts beginning in Plebe year. Bob left us for the wheel house and Bill to Batt Staff. Rich ' s commands were relayed to the troops by Reid, Roger and Woodie. While those star men, George and Morgan looked for more poopsheets to fill out, Phil dared the nearest man to debate anything. Dick, our miserly Supply Sgt, was an " after- noon widow " since Mike practiced with the rabble team. Dick ' s part " made " our Wright Patterson trip, though Porter would claim the South is better in anything. Our speculators. Jim-Nick and Bob are still screaming, " Sell Pan- Israel Short. " And then there is Steve. On leave we romped from Japan to Switzerland — but wherever we go we ' ll re- member " Go E-1, go all the way!! " i E-l, 1st CLASS— is? Row: Bauchspies JS. Keefe JW, Leonard GF, Beebe SG, Hayne P. 2nd Row: Sorley LS, Devoto WR, Beal JE, Johnston RR. Srd Row: Frederick WR. Mayson EM, Stynes PA. 4th Row: Barrett RA, Crews WF. Bonnarens FO. Medley PN, Zeigler MG. Young GE. Redhair RR. E-1, 2nd CLASS— ist Row: Hurlburt RG, Smith JF, Landry GD, Vuono CE, O ' Neil JW, Keeley TW, Smith JD. 2nd Row: Elder JF, Stone CB, Britt AS. 3rd Row: Pfeiffer RW, Rose BW, Loeffke AB, Park- er EJ, McNeil LF, Johnstone H. -Ith Row: Wilhelm E, Quill EB, Duncan W, Bishop JA, Reed BR, Carson MB, Roller RJ, Duffek M, Fox BP. E-1, 3rd CLASS— 1st Row: Evans JG, Donovan RT. Deboeser E, Nardi AP. Bullis L, Myers SL, Sutherland LW, Sla- ter SA. 2nd Row: Lupi JA, Cabell CP, Barnes WJ. 3rd Row: Raymond JA. Pro- filet C, Hutson HG. 4th Row: Twyman PJ, Lonero L, Burke JC, Harvey TH, Partin JW, Seltzer JE, Levasseur J, Powers DR. 1 E-1, 4th CLASS— isf Row: Gercz FG, Johnson GP, Thacker JH, Smith EN, Tomiczek PW, Zierdt WH, Vermette JK. 2nd Row: Bell AT, Houltry AC, Dorland GN, Mercer CW. 3rd Row: Nash JM, Haight BS, Wands DR. 4th Row: Sullivan JH, WiUiams DB, Freeland JT, Weber WR. 5th Row: Haskin EI, Hannan GP, Simpson DT. 6th Row: Fisher PN, Hewitt RA. 7th Row: Soli TR, Booser RF, Koontz RP, Grant AM. 375 F-1, 2nd CLASS— ist Row: Thompson WR, WeUs F, Olson HL, O ' Grady GL. Scholtes RA, Winters DL, Prichard LJ. 2nd Row: Haupt HF, DeSola JR, Tribe DS. 3rd Row: Kyne CK, Harmon K, Stein PA. 4th floui.Varner LJ, GlvphisBE, Barlow DJ, Pore SO, Kennedy R. F-1, 4th CLASS— s( Row: Adamson HK, Cox JR, Delikat SJ, Taylor J, Sugdinis JE, Lutz CM, Whitmore DC. 2nd Row: Fannin CA, Turpin WP, Adams JW, Lev- ings GE. 3rd Row: Clark RL, Malek FV, Patterson JA. 4th Row: Walker TA, O ' Mera AP, Sullivan DF, Flaherty F. 5lh Row: Peffenbach RR, Kleb (JR, Crow JC. 6lh Row: Evans RD, M Clurg DW. 7th Row: Koisch JJ, Dorris AF " , McCue LA. .S7 , Row: Walter DD, Weber RP, Maddos S. 376 F-1, 3rd CLASS— isf Row: BaUard JH, Pederson M, Connell T, Johnson RS, Dur- kin RF, McLean WT, Charlton D, Gall RP. 2nd Row: Schonberger P, Kubiak JM, Frick JA. 3rd Row: Rhodes RG, Jasaitis E, Hall GM, Bethman RA. 4th Row: Cros by BG, Harry WL, McPeck R, Shepard W, Bauchspies RE, Nadal RA, Mitchell G, Hamilton B, Jahn HR, Stambaugh WM. F-1,1 McCh ' . apoi Corp a fen the? ■H c c F-l, 1st CLASS— isf Row: Grimstead JB, Hamm CR, Corderman DM, Schannep JD, Smith DB. 2nd Row: Phillips GR, McChristian LS, Quackenbush RE. 3rd Row: Kamm JM, Griffin TN, Bacon RC. 4th Row: Johnsen JL, Boylan SV. 5th Row: McGrath MJ, White WA, Robertson CW, Stanley JW, Pearson RL, Alexander MH, Hetland JS, Gaude HR. 1430 notches in the alcove rail and the four year party is over. " Lil ' Quack " took command of the sinking ship and away we sailed. " Mac " found his way up to the top deck, and Jack did the navigating from Battalion level. We dominated the compass with " The Goad " from Mississippi, " The Stan " from California, Boston ' s own " Robie " and " Smitty " , our Eskimo from Alaska. As a company we did a great import- export business on " A-Pins. " Tactics formation gave vent to individual initiative and " Grif " won first prize when he earned his jump wings. " Bake " kept the crew in hysterics while " Gary " controlled our intel- lectual dilemma. " Alex " wrote our B-aches and the " Bronxoiiian " de- fended our cases against " Willie " and his vigilantes. " Het " wired the Corps for sound and " Hi-Fi Pearson " made it come out strong. J.L. kept us supplied with tennis balls, Steve kept us supplied with Blue Cads, and " Scnep " just kept us supplied. " The Cord " gave " Grinny " a few excess muckoid points and the crew was almost complete. With " Hambone " at the rudder the ship now sails out to new ports throughout the world but the spirit never dies. Cadet RE Quackenbush and Major YA Tiukrr 377 G-1, 1st CLASS— isf Row: Little DC, Lindquist RE, Withers GK, Herrmann CG, Anderson J. 2nd Row: Cody TJ, Quacken- bush R, Oakes JH. 3rd Row: McRee CJ, Lueders DH, Shean FL. 4th Row: Farmer WP, Singletary CB, Bagnal CW, Johnston DJ, Williams GC. Saint CP, Clark JJ, Burhans ED. Absent: Croft CL. First Classmen at last!! Or is it really " At Last? " I see each man as he marches by, proud yet humble, each ready to graduate, yet each, for- ever a part of ole G-1. The day " Bull " pinned that man is a long way i if. The nights George studied as Roy ' s Joni James resounded through the haUs are gone. Dirk would get angry, but Don would still get his poop sheets in on time. Dave learned to dive better and John became our soccer captain. C.B. showed us all how to love thy neighbor as thyself, and Ed taught us not to lie, cheat or steal. Andy turned into the executive type, and JJ and Bobby sewed on those commander ' s stripes. Thinking of stripes, " Charlie-Bags " ended up pretty well too. Tom kept us well supplied with weekend leave blanks while Jerry made those who remained wear nylon gloves to Cullum Hall. Now we are about to leave — " Philippe " will give up his proud banner, Grif will set out to make his million. Jigger will train the troops Georgia style, and I guess Gary will find out where that airline hostess flew. Away we shall go — far from the 17th Division — far from the Parade ground on which we drilled so often. Yes, First Classmen at last— or is it really, " At Last? " We of ole G-1. See you soon, Charlie. 378 Cadet JJ Clark and Capt JA Johnson ; ij " : G-l. 2nd CLASS— ;sf Row: Chipman JS, McDonald TB, Kenyon RD, Ketchum REB, Little JA, Stemley GA, Marrella LS, Mead DG, Raymond FA. 2nd Row: Jagrowski GL, Siegel JL, Bone AN. 3rcl Row: Smith DL, Bokovoy JE, Barisano LE. 4th Row: Hawley GS, " McSpadden J, Sadler CD, Koch BW. 5th Row: Conrad HM, White RY, Cross FG, Christensen EM, McCarthy MT, Taylor JV, Gruhn TS, Gleason JT, Wishart LS, Rush TA, Kielfopf EC. G-l, 3rd CLASS— is? Row: Davenport B, Cibosky W, Bugay GL, Corcoran JF, Cardwell SH, Garlick R, Miller CA. 2nd Row: Hattler RM, Kelley WJ, Anderson R. 3rd Row: Burton JL, Sedgwick D, Luck MW. 4th Row: Andrusko JS, MorrUl ML. 5th Row: Trainor PB, Reilly JFR, Mac- Leod A, Brockwell D, Dunning W, Davis CH, Smith LW. Absent: Gaughan LA, Ordway RE, Robertson GS. G-l, 4th CLASS— is? Row: Hall RE, Goodpasture AV, Omohundro WG, O ' Brien JA, Smith JR, Ballenger TH, Fielder JD. 2nd Row: Madder JW, Stauch EG, Klein S, Stiles HJ. 3rd Row: Beard LL, Fuller DH, Stanley GR. 4th Row: Yelverton RS, Hew AYK, Ipsen TL, Matthes DT. 5th Row: Young TO, Carr BM, Schor L 6th Row: Schmidt LA, Chat- field BC. 379 Capt CF McCarty and Cadet WC Roll H-1 was a rough company when we arrived. It had a reputation for being hard on Plebes. We all had our moments with the Fourth Class System; but from those who began, seventeen managed to survive. Bob Lindsey kept up his piano playing throughout all. Dan Dantos and Bill Roll made a good team on the handball court. Bob Hewitt and Bob Flory spent many cold, winter afternoons in the icehouse preparing for the " Hundredth Night " show. Larry Wange was always embroiled in domestic affairs or talking on the telephone. Chuck Snavely, Jack Keutmann and George Martin managed to stay good and pro and get plenty of sleep. Ned Ragland loved classical music, and Nick Bruno kept the AAA in business. Bill McCIung was another draggoid supreme planning marriage for five years. Larry Fitzgerald won the stars, aca- demic and Navy. Sam Lansing and Harper Gordon could match vacuum tubes with anybody. Jon Matt liked Ike, right Jon? Me; I threw a couple of good parties and spent the rest of the time in the gym. H-l, 1st CLASS— isf Row: Lindsey RH, Fitzgerald LD, Dantos E, Roll WC, Martin GJ, McClung WW, Ragland JE. 2nd Row: Flory RA; Bruno NJ, Snavely CC, Lansing SM. Hewitt RA. 3rd Row: Gordon JH, Matt JR. Keutmann JA, Daly EF, Wange LA. -J H-1, 2nd CLASS— is Row: McCrary TD, McGovern G, Seely WB, Carter WI, Langworthy RA, Manahan RR, Houser HP, Meyerholt WH, Russell RP. 2nd Row: Shuff TK, Newsom SJ. Williams CL, Cooper JB. 3rd Row: Miller AE, Hen- thorne J, Meehan JJP, Burgdorf CF. 4th Row: McDonough BB, Allen HG, Dun- ning JE, Trainor JL. H-1, 3rd CLASS— 7s Row: Munger RLT, Finkenaur RG, Rudolph GT, Carter DE, Robertson HM, Donnelly HC. 2nd Row: Parker WL, Robertson GR, Bishop JC, Wensinger RR, Rice PG. 3rd Row: Roden- berg LB, Worsham BR, Barry RM, Max- son SA, Ganey WG. 4th Row: Rupprecht DA, Marshall WJ, Hall HG, Davies TH. Kulik FW. 5th Row: Betts JW, Victorine CD, Loffert JW, Hornyak JV, Devens JW. H-1, 4th CLASS— isf Row: Holman RE, Spangler PA, TuUy WB, Ivey HV, Plass- meyer ML. Kapp KS, Imler EF. 2nd Row: Parolini GW, Gurr JW, Neely CR, Marsh B. 3rd Row: Ravan JE, Simpson JD, Gar- cia WJ. 4th Row: Fertig SW, Lewis DA, Netgloff EA, Farrel JH. 5th Row: Isacco MD, Jordan RF, Dahl JM. 6th Row: Bes- son FS, Crawford RF, Bennett RC, Mc- Kinney DL. 7th Row: Whelton KF, Fin- chum RL, Bradley BR. Absent: Siciliano A. 381 I I-l, 2nd CLASS— is? Row: Gaspard GP, Gauntt TM, Apperson JA, McCall G, Christy BG, TurnbuU R, Bartlett WG, Kaiser JB, Clark WR. 2nd Row: Perrine DP, Wittman CE, Andrews GM, Wheatly CW, Rodriguez R. 3rd Row: Chase EL, Patterson J, Moreland G, Murphy JA, McCuIlom C. 4th Row: Stout BF, Stock- ton DW, Adcock TG, Circeo LJ, Rogers GB. M, 3rd CLASS— ;s? Row: Saint CE, Stilson VM, Spurlock LA, LeMere C, Johnston A, MoscateUi R, Hill JR. 2nd Row: Reynard RL, Lynch RT, Brunner RS, Wessel JR, Smith AA. 3rd Row: Wees GG, DiMauro PV, Jones L, Porciello C, Bauer AG. 4th Row: O ' Barr GL, Orr TL, Trott C, Robertson OG, Case RO. 5th Row: Wilson DE, Lenart ER, Carson JW. If ' M. 1st McCrei RS,Da: 382 I-l, 4th CLASS 7.S Row: Clark TL, Roberts RO, Beach DE, Baugh RC, Min- nich L, Caruso L, Zaldo WT. 2nd Row: Coen DC, Johnson JP, Schow RA, Brown WT. 3rd Row: DeMont RW, Hagen WC, Gilligan TW. 4lh Row: Hourihan W, Tay- lor TJ, McCabe GE, Fisher RW. 5th Row: Kaplan MA, Lawrence A( , Zagalak SJ. 6th Row: White TH, Musser BJ, Williams JE, McConville FJ. Monr scend Final Bligllt andF June mottt I-l, 1st CLASS— is Row: Westcott WC, Caron RP, Hanson TW, Jakus PA, Rostine GW, Levy N. Floyd RH. 2nd Row: McCreight RA, Blocher RM, Sirkis MS, Nicolais MA, Blewster JC. 3rd Row: Sager WC, Johnson DS, Sylvester RD, Kem RS, Day FL. 4th Row: Loffert GU, Dozier JL, Williamson MM, Smith FL, Chambers PG. 5th Row: Thompson GRA, Speiser RG. Cooperate and graduate, an expression unknown to us when we joined the Corps, became our unspoken motto. Remember the surprise we caused Plebe year by our silent and efficient organization? Then there was YearHng dead-beat and our glorious capitahzation on the innate abilities of all for party, laughter, and enjoyment. This was also the year of the ascendency of " Hank, " who was to watch over us for the next three years with " Mac " and " Robert (no middle initial) " pinch-hitting in his absence. Cow year arrived as destined, but first there was the Fort Monroe melee plus Fort Benning and flexibility. The black cloud de- scended in September and rose again in June having failed to divide us. Finally the dry-runs were over. We were working for record and it felt mighty good. Summer assignments, the rings, the last Fall drill period and P-rade, all were milestones leading closer toward that final goal of June 5, 1956. Then suddenly we had arrived . . . having lived by our motto right to the end. 383 Cadet RD Sylvester and Major HJ Hughes K-1, 1st CLASS-— 1st Row: Salamone LC, Hammel DA, DeFrance RB, Stewart RA, Berry DT, Coulter C, Torrey CC. 2n(l Row: Stableton LA, Kirchgessner TE, DiGennaro WL, Holmquist HG, Ege CC. 3rd Row: Sharer FE. Munson HW, Zimmer- man MB, Lee GW, Woodmansee JW. 4th Row: Luft NM, Poole CE, Lee DC, Serrio NR, Childs JD. 5th Row: Sarkiss CD, Crase RB, Carey WC. Four years really isn ' t a long time— it ' s an eternity — especially if you spend them with the slap happiest bunch of characters in the Corps. Who wouldn ' t get slap happy — what with dodging buck-ups all Plebe year, chewing Plebes all Yearling year, paying fraternity dues all Cow year, and carrying bats for the TD all Firstie year. We ' ve been through the mill, but surprisingly enough, we ' re none the worse for wear, in fact, now it can be said, " It wasn ' t half bad after all! " we ' ve had our share of trials and tribulations, but for each and every one there stands out at least a dozen compensating chuckles. We ' U soon forget the unpleasant- ness of academics, PA tests, weekday P-rades, D lists, and the other necessary evils of the Academy. The one thing we ' ll never forget will be the friends we ' ve made and lived with in K Co, and the good times we ' ve had together. We worked hard (at times) and played even harder, and through the years we ' ve all accumulated a replete store house of happy memories which will serve to keep K Co ever close to each of us. i 384 K-1, 2nd CLASS— 1st Row: Negaard C, Arnold R, Wright S, Redd F, Webb W, Vardamis A. 2nd Row: Hamner R, Oli- vares E, Bennet L, Ray D, Block J. 3rd Row: Zabriskie C, Johns R, Felber T, TuUington B, Krapf A. 4th Row: Desimone F, Golitz T, Daluga R, Bloomfield J, Radler C. K-1, 3rd CLASS— is Row: Barker RT, Turner RD, Buchanan JC, Drisko MA, Trumbull HH, Serchak WE, Black JD. 2nd Row: Johnson BJ, Mason TM, Shely WW, Martin D, Sands TA. 3rd Row: Mirasol LM, Hidalgo PD, Denson WA, Lucci EJ. 4th Row: Regut RE, Groves RN, Gustitis NL, Bellows RL. 5th Row: Emmons JE, Jaschen DG, Brown FM, Shrader CL, CapeUe GC. Ill ; K-1, 4th CLASS— is? Row: Harrison C, Jones FA, Lhotak GJ, McDaniel W, Smith WS, Cohan JA, Wentworth P. 2nd Row: Salvatore FM, Roth RW, Robinson EC, Moss MF. 3rd Row: Rothblum R, Hilmes JB, Cohen WA. 4th Row: Watlington BE, Mullen WJ, Croteau RJ, MoUtoris M. 5th Row: Hughes HS, Ware RB, Newman GB, McSweeny A. Absent: Covington H, Dor- sey JA, Milton JF, Obermarck R. 385 « r With Mugs in hand the men of L-1 56 will take with us many memories from 52-56. The friends we have made and our experiences as runts will stay with us long after we have played our last game for L Company. " Chief " Dye ' s A. A.; Mark and Jack singing; Rebel Wall; Tucker ' s money vouchers; Ebert praying for snow; Mel and the football team; the Virginia Beach excursion; and the Company parties loom high in our West Point memories. " Cooperate and graduate " has served us well and with cooperation we have strengthened the ties among one another. Long after L-1 has forgotten us, we ' ll remember the South-East corner of South Area as our home away from home. L-1, 1st CLASS— is? Row: Loggins AB, Christopher HG, Campis JR. Randall RD. Hoffman AN, Blackwell JE, Lake JG. 2nc Roiv: Munsey JT, Ebert VE, Wall JF, The lin AL, Ankenbrandt GD. Srd Row: Dye AJ, Tucker BE, Wuest ML, Sisinvak MJ. 4th Row: Denson LA, Glenn CA. 1 L-1, 2nd CLASS— 1st Row: Morton R, Tedeschi J, Davies W, Manaco N, Husser GK. Summers W, Dyson HB. Luther RA, Burke WM. 2ncl Row: Kennedy BT, Beas- ley BB, Meng CD, Morrill P, Hocker JR. 3rd Row: Runnion GJ, Freathy FC Jr., Powell JD, Olsen TA, Lynde NM. 4th Row: Hall CE, Keefe JL, Caldwell RG, Currier RM, Basse BW. L-1, 3rd CLASS lst Row: Reidy RF, Herberger KS, Conti TA, Paes JA, Kirge- gaard ML, O ' Quinn G, Tierre JC. 2nd Row: Hanshill PW, Shimerda JH, Peter.s JW, CoUett WC, Matsumoto R. 3rd Row: King RM, Cartwright T, Zwick BM. Mahler MD, Hirata RM. - th Row: Han- kee JH, Miller RH, Joung PJ, Chappell TD, Teeter CE. 5th Row: Salisbury AR, Lindquist RE, Shea JA, Tharp LR. L-1, 4th CLASS— ;s Row: Abrahamson J, Webster DM, Houghton G, Langford OL, Robbins C, Davis GC, Shelton RT. 2nd Row: Schroeder LJ, Pokorny AG, Stanley JK, Sheehan JP. 3rd Row: Ranalli RJ, Roush DL, Barbaro MJ. 4th Row: Harvey TV. Miner RM, Toler CL. Miller JH. 5th Row: Oliver EL, Boiardi JJ, Templeton R. 6th Row: Benagh WE, Carroll JF, John- son BC, O ' Meara WT. 7th Row: Bryer JE, Kelly JR, Franks FM, Hahn JS. 387 I M-1, 2nd CLASS— is? Row: Moore ML. Lawton TG, Moses CL, Russo JS, Calyer PD, Shannon JD, Ramsey RW. 2nc! Row: Wilson LJ, San Andres LG, Patterson D, Gross FW. Huie RVA. 3rd Row: Mc- Carthy HJ, Walton CA, Spector JH, Mac- Kusick AL, Kyle DS. Absent: Pope WH, Solomon JM. £ to I M-l, 3rd CLASS— 7s? Row: Thamasett OJ, Mignano BP, Kittelson RD. Sookmak V, Hepner TW, Ward WW. 2nd Row: Halsey JL, Theibert JJ, Shull LL. Scherf- fius JA, Graves RG. 3rd Row: Villanes JE, Matt SJ, Livingston D. Lynne JH, Farrar MH. 4th Row: Lager KE.Dodd EN, Par- sons WD, Kelley WD, Smith FM. 5th Row: Clary WP, Patterson WM. M-l, 4th CLASS— ;,s? Row: Einbinder L, Satterwhite J, Wells TD, McLaughlin GP, Singles GC, Hur.st JW. Kinell CE, Allen DK, Hidalgo MA. 2nd Row: Randels GD. Veidt JH, FitzGerald WA. Hightower LV. 3rd Row: Dickson SA, Noga GW, Heath GH. 4th Row: Webster CS, Forrester J, Dyer GH, Baraoidan P. 5th Row: SuUen- berger LE, Wright WW, Stocker WL. 6th Row: Dockter JH, Nunn JA, Robinson EG, Paschall JR. 7th Row: Gates FG, Eberhard EJ, Woods JC, Cavanaugh G, Bruemmer EJ, Pate EW. Absent: Bulge AT. i 388 M-l. If Brinklf Gl8 Corps, boy.t todio But forget Fredf witht Weins ! M-1, 1st CLASS— 1st Row: Keating RJ, Villanos JG, Grain WS. Hall GC. Easton RH, Harding TC, McCahan WL. 2nd Row: Brinkley GB, Weinstein LH. Mavrotheris NA, Rajala PW, Brandel GP. 3rd Row: Morelli DR, Kotellos H, Mackin RE, Tripp RL, Rail FA. 4th Row: O ' Brien BJ. Paradise J, LeHardv WM. Great things come in small packages, and we were the smallest in the Corps. It seems like such a long time since all of us, the green country boy, the ex-service man, the young idealist, came into South area only to drop our bags and pick them up, and drop them again. Four years . . . But there were happy memories in those Four Years. Will we ever forget Virginia Beach and LeHardy ' s small hotel that we took over, or Fred Rail who came aboard in sneakers and faked out the navy? Easton with his undying love which did, or " Boubon Bon Bons " Brandel? Les Weinstein who flew all the way to the Riviera for his " Beno, " or Joe Villanos, our world traveler, Tripp ' s open house at Springfield, or the " Galloping Greeks, " Mav . . . (who could pronounce it?) and Kotellos, or Biceps Grain and Punchy Hall? We have our loves too: the Paradises and the Rajalas. You see we didn ' t all receive " Benos " like the Brinkleys or the O ' Briens. In every story there is always an Italian boy who can spout poetry to a girl and get away with it. We had Donny Morelli. Keating, the " Old Man, " Hawk McChan, " Chief " Mackin, and " Pipes " Harding. They were all there. Four long years we ' U never forget. 389 Cadet RJ Keating and Capt EM Stringer Tinsman R.B., Conrad M.J.. Carr E.D., Haponski W.C. FIRST BATTALION STAFF SECOND REGIMENTAL STAFF Strozier J.K., Anderson B.C., Russell C.R., Lynch G.P., Winkel R.P., Hutchison J.L. SECOND BATTALION STAFF Lash P.W., Grassberger R.E., KendaU L.G., Blunt R.R. THIRD BATTALION STAFF Vann P.J., Rinker R., Shaud J.A.. Crites W.R. 391 Il i A-2, 1st CLASS— 1st Row: Jasper TC, Wetzel WT, Celeste R, Eastburn CE, Filby HL. 2nd Row: Gates CS, Andree RG, Mc- Peek W. 3rd Row: Merola PA, Burcham JJ, Ross M, DeLeuil WR. 4tk Row: Weinstein ST, Woods GJ, Bynell HB, Trefzger CE, Ward GW, Stroface JF, Haponski WC. Capt GS Patton and Cadet JJ Burcham We shivered when they told us we were assigned to A-2, but we hit it with chests up and chins in and learned mighty quickly that we were in the best company in the Corps. There were a few casualties in Decem- ber and June; but we tightened up after that and lost no more to aca- demics, though a few of us sport stars on our B-robes. Our domination of the skeet, handball, and golf clubs is to our credit, and Charlie was A-2 Rep on the National Champ Water Polo Team. A-2 hotel parties will be long remembered by all concerned, along with the one Woody gave at Knox to start our last year right. Firstie year found Hap on top of the Battalion and Jerry leading the Company, with Paul to help him. Our remembrances will include Barry ' s " Fall in " at reveille and Ray ' s ability to supply all those sabres for sergeants. Skip, Joe, and Tony drilled our platoons, aided by Gene, Tom, and Ted; and Hugh followed with the manual to make sure we all did it correctly. Mac showed us the way with this little Gray and Yellow flag. George Woods got us our rings and set our step at P-rades. George Ward and Sam juggled money mat- ters, while Bob handled all photography work. There was never a lack of pleasure for ' 56 in Alpha Dos. but it always came after the work. 392 A-2, 3rd CLASS- 1st Row: Wolf HJ, Raign PH, Buckalew R, Smith WA, Montgomery KH. Densford C, Bauer HA, Kosmider GL. 2nd Row: Hansult CC, Faiola G, Bradley JH, Nun JB. 3rd Row: Bruzina DR, Lancaster G, Cooper WT. Roberts DJ. 4th Row: Santos MZ, Gib- bings LG, Ellis GE, Phillips GK, Holecek JF, Edwards WA, Tonev SC, McCullough DJ, Coury DG, Conner NO, Morgan TD. Absent: McManigell RH. A-2, 2nd CLASS— isf Row: King WT, Mack JB, Pataro R, Bullotta AL, Dwyer GT, Mastro F, Shimek EJ. 2nd Row: Echevarria W, MacGill JF, Waller BE. .3rd Row: CassSD, Olvera JJ, Whalen DP. ■4th Row: Knight JF, Bernd DP, Hana- wald LM, Longo VJ, Miklinski AR, Mc- Carthy F, Tilton RC. Absent: Gibbs DP. at t I I - I y ' A-2, 4th CLASS -isf Row: Kennedy JE, Lambert WW, Sisson BH, Lynn FJ, Cum- mings SH, Fernandez V, Bennett SN. 2nd Row: Socks HJ, Volckman R, Von AUmen W, Lee RE. 3rd Row: Fried DE, Toskey WM, Pollock WC. 4th Row: Ingram DD, Maglin RR, Wosicki WJ, Warren JM. 5th Row: Neubauer HD, Skowronek R, Har- ris WV. 6th Row: Russell TB, Colby NF, Phillips JA, Weisenseel G. Absent: Neal JO, Robeson W, Turner JR, Williams JT. 393 Cadet ES Diez and 1st Lt WC Louisell As our four years in B-2 come to a close, we can say that we are on top looking back. In looking back, we find many things we will always remember. The Class of ' 53 are our " Dads " and who can forget their lessons on being a Cadet. ' 54 did more for us in molding us for our pro- fession. ' 55 let us become alive. We had our rough times during our tour. We fought and won our battles with the Academic Departments and TD. Who can forget our good times during " Plebe " Christmas and " Beast " Buckner? Not one of us can forget the Cow and Combined Arms Trips. We give our thanks to " The Blue Beetle, " " Teeny Weeny " and " Louie. " They did a terrific job. As we leave B-2 ' s Heaven for ' 57, we know ' 58 will not be late. ' 59 will keep B-2 ' s record fine. In parting, we leave to those B-2 Bulldogs a memory of the B-2 Way, one set of keys, one flashlight, one steel table (cadet) and one guidon (cadet). B-2, 1st CLASS— is Row: Pelosi S. Fogh FJ. Keinath WG, Diez ES, Masterson TJ, Crandall HW. 2nd Row: Carr ED, Lang KE, Allaire CJ, Wein GE. 3rd Row: Pozuelo MF, Frank WC, Pierce RB, Canby SL, Wagner JF, Hayon JJ. 4th Row: Sidler GV, Green MA. Not pictured: Coats WL. H B-2, 3rd CLASS— is Row: Forster TA. May JC, Hoblit JN, Ackerman PW, Rig- ganRB, Clafin AB, PlaueWM, Davis JM. 2nd Row: Giuliano RW, Oelke KE, Gial- lourakis B, Vanture PD, Dean PD, John- son DW. 3rd Row: Spencer FB, Kulla- vanijaya P, Brookhart DB, Schonberger RC, Buchly WS, Recher RR. 4th Row: Manos JP, Wyatt SW, Childress TE. Absent: Dus SE, Prochaska J. B-2, 2nd CLASS— 1st Row: Johnson AC, Heinze CB, Olsmith ES, Schorr DE, Cioodson HC. Campion W. 2nd Row: Free- man GT, Hatch HJ, Hill JL, Schafer D, Jones RL, Nilsen MH. 3rd Row: Smith WL, Leighton P, James JH, Dubbelde JB, Krueger R, Sprague C. 4th Row: Arm- strong JW, Martina AJ, Rumsey TP, Kovel MI, Harris ER, Wheeler C. B-2, 4th CLASS— is Row: Wilson JS, Gruschow DC, Meder WA, Reinhard DR, Sundt RS, Zotyka DR, Bush WA. 2nd Row: Wheeler JW, Epley GG, Edwards RH, Smart DL. 3rd Row: Morgan DE, Palmer LJ, Letona C. 4th Row: Rodgers R, Anderson FD, Porter BA, Knouse PG. 5th Row: Epstein L, Williams GW, Stru- ble L. 6th Row: Rainwater C, McCahan ME. 7th Row: Schmidt RC, Kampf J, Temple WE. 395 C-2, 2nd CLASS— is Row: Dodson JP. Popcock JA, HickUn TR, Carroll WF, Dav HE, Markham RF. 2,id Row: Hanigan FL. McConnell RD, DeLany DJ. Tonda RD, Magadieu WR, Ausman NE. 3rd Row: Halloway KE, Rosenberg TM, Barrett AD, Newman EM, Gargan JJ, Rose BT. 4th Row: Bates DE, Vickers JH, Adams JE, Hanford JO, Murchison JT, Beckwith RE. Ill riuj k C-2, 3rd CLASS— isf Row: Bahnsen PF, Ciasullo PF, Pensiero A, Fletcher M, Wag- ner MD, Harrison W, Cameron T, Scales E. 2nd Row: Hitchcock W, Roe J, Strit- zinger F, Lyon H, York M, Harlem F. 3rd Row: Benjamin A, Letowt ZJ, Waskowicz F, Penczer P, Hulsman N, Gongola V. 4th Row: Swanson D, Brinson JF, Short R, McCormick L. Absent: Koster L. C-Us ' Souihe Frecka We butot 396 C-2, 4th CLASS— 7sf Row: Stanley JC, Beatty CH, Massey JL, Silver GW, Pis- tone RA, Baker DS. Rushton PA. 2nd Row: Boggs HH, George AW, Schmacker BE, Street RK. 3rd Row: Hyde JB, Rod- gers FJ, Leone LJ. 4th Row: Martin LR. O ' Neill KJ, Tripp RH, Marshall W. 5th Row: Ortman FD, Crawford RG, Hughes PD. 6th Row: Bright BA, Schlemmer RB. McMorrow T, Gerhardt ID. 7th Row: Barry WE, Forbes RE. Absent: McFall NS. or " Hi soccer- yea a well,C C-2. 1st CLASS— isf Row: Fox E, Creighton TW, Tinsman RB, Dowell RP, Saxton BP, Kinsloe RC. 2ncl Row: Holloway ET. Southerland HP, Updike EC. Caldwell, EG. Kime EB. 3rc! Row: Porter JE, Swezey C, Roberts SJ. 4th Row: Conrad MJ, Frecka JC, Knowles KJ, Shirey JC. Not Pictured: Comeskey HA. We men of C-2 have finished our " Four year stretch up the river: " but our mutual feeling of friendship toward each other will never end. As a unit we studied, marched, played, worked, and partied together. How- ever, we will remember most of all the individual traits. Ev was our great lover — Harry, the Hi-Fi Kid — Mike played short-stop — Terry conducted E.I. in model airplane building — Dick led us to the mess hall, three squares a day — Gino, the tough boy from the Bronx — Jerry married " red boy " — Ed convinced that he ' s Ty Power in disguise — Rip was the handsome Miami playboy — Jon hunted squirrels along Diagonal — Sam worked hard, and was the gymnast of the crowd — Senor Ken became the Spanish hive — Ben claimed fame as a sheep herder — Ed a real W.V. Hillbilly — Jim ' s famous last word, " Yarse " — Chuck was the bug— Phil, or " High Pockets, " hoarded all the tenths from the goats — Bob played soccer — Ed lost a little more hair. Joe Sam took an accelerated one year course. Now that it is time to stack arms, we of 1956 say, " Fare- well, C-2, it was great. " 397 Major JE Edington and Cadet RP Dowel m H H HP ■ I :iF 1 Wki ' 1 1 m ■ f M 2B j r- n K A 1 1 1 i m 1 MV r ' | 1 1 1 1 i J 1 1 1 ■ L__ ij H n m |i 1 1 1 KB - - 1 w 1: D-2, 1st CLASS isr Row: Uunn JA, Demers GZ, Lane JK, Sheehan DE, Foss JW. 2nd Row: Sutherland JS, McMahon JS, Polickoski J, Johnson JC, Urbach W. 3rd Row: Higgins JH, Kallfelz JM, Schoonmaker MD, Patrick FG, Ellis JN. Twenty-six scared Plebes started the four year campaign in D-2 but the first major engagement, Plebe year, whittled ' 56 down to fifteen veterans. We ' ll always remember Wally as the man whose voice carried and Scotty who made or lost a friend with every blind drag deal. Then there was Jim McMahon who confused everybody; and Marsh showed us how to be " hives. " We never did find the " black hood " that Kallfelz sup- posedly wore to his Kangaroo Court Sessions but it ' s a sure bet you won ' t see Foss without his jump boots or wings. Dick left us First Class year for TDY with C-2 . . . maybe he couldn ' t stand Jazzbo ' s music? Don saved the troops many a trip to the library as our walking baseball almanac while Farrell and Jack nearly convinced people that they were Siamese twins. Polly remained a paradox from the day of his arrival as the only man who could complain in such a friendly manner that you didn ' t mind. How about Draggoid Ellis who was the only man to return from Annapolis with a " brick. " Gerry was one man you couldn ' t lose anywhere. With Higgy as the " Fuehrer " we even managed to come close to winning a drill streamer. Intermurder? Well ... in spite of Johnson we just never got enuff of them BTP ' s. 398 Capt JA Martin and Cadet JH Higgins k D-2, 2nd CLASS— is Row: White LH, Reget GR, Chittick P, Buckner D, Tate LB. Runyan TE. 2nd Row: Karsian RT, Allen RC, Hall WB, Cooper CH, Cher- nault J, Cutler EJ. 3rd Row: MoUicone RA, Page WF, Ray JW, Barbazette J, Dougherty TH, Focer SW. 4th Row: Ru- der JH, Pettibone E, Richardson GL, Wa- ters JL. McMahon TV, Winters R. D-2, 3rd CLASS— 1st Row: Ofgant EJ, MiUer BT, Mace AF, Bowen FS, Tillev JN, Bailey CJ, Hall FW, Yarr DJ. 2nd Row: Williams D, Degen R, Perreault LF, Miller WR, Murphy WL Keyes JD. 3rd Row: Welch DJ, Willis JS, Olson RE, Olson RC, GiUette W, Kloskowski RS. 4th Row: Ruud PG, Byrne PC, McCann Rl Payne GH. D-2, 4th CLASS— is? Row: Ramsey RR, Dearmin PE, Randlett R, Jones JR, Bunke CR, Cannaghi R, Burroughs R. 2nd Row: Minton H, Hill JC, Briggs HL, Samouce JW. 3rd Row: Frazer DK. Nor- man KG, Beech GD. 4th Row: Massaro DV, Sasfy JD, Frey RS, Boyle RT. 5th Row: Gregory AB, Letchworth R, Sefton DW. 6th Row: Gailey W, Paonessa W, Welch RD, Van Loben Sels J. 7th Row: LeClere DT, Sper PN. Chatari K. Sth Row: Schnick RL, Burleson W, Beaton CE, Harnly RW, DeAtkine N. 399 i 3 = I Major JN Johnson and Cadet VT liullock Sigma Two, keeper of the Corps ' North Gate, started the year with some changes and many new faces. YearHngs from Buckner, tamed by a summer of " playing and working hard, " Cows with sunny memories of the southlands and summer leave, and Firsties a bit disillusioned by the First Class " Deadbeat " — this was E-2 in September. But things picked up. E-2 found itself with four star men and Shad off the " D " Hst. The First Classmen spent a few of their twelve week- ends tracing great generals through great battles in obscure places. Major John Johnson of the Air Force became the new E-2 Tactical Officer. " Buzzy " Lynch moved to the 19th Division where he performed duties as the Second Regimental Training Officer. And Tom Bullock commanded the Company. After we had become acquainted with the new " Tac " and memories of recent leave lost some of their poignancy, we fell into step with the general tenor of Fall activities. We led the regiment in the number of Corps Squad athletes, but quite often were led by the Regiment in Intramurals. Branch drawing gave us our share of both Engineers and Infantrymen. With high hopes and eager an- ticipations some of our number left the ranks to meet their new challenge. E-2, 1st CLASS " is Row: Goodman RA, Bullock VT, Larr DR, Smith ME, Holmes FS, Abell JL. 2nd Row: Gorlinski CC, Griscom RM, Baker CH. 3rd Row: Duncan RM, Crouter ET. -ith Row: Dewey AE. Vallentiny E, Straub JO, Daleski RJ, Halev JP, Lynch GP. 5th Row: Mayer IB, Kendall LG. Linder WH. ua E-2. 2nd CLASS— ;s Row: Setnicky JE, Gadd RF. Bowman DC, Bainbridge TS, Shaddock CW, O ' Connor J. 2nc Row: McDaniel JL, Miller DL, Stein MK, Chase GW. Roebuck T, McEvoy LD, McCoy RL. 3rd Row: Koops HJ, Voor- hees JB. 4th Row: Solberg AN, Ilsemann MJ, Reynolds R, Toftoy CN. Ellington J. 5th Row: Masterson JL, Davenport HA. E-2, 3rd CLASS— is Row: Gietzen RC. Moore OS, Forney DM, Phillips F, Cole- man RT, Wafer WJ, Crow NH, Snyder TD. 2rid Row: Isaacson JL, Thomas RE. Beecher WN, Henninger K, Williams HJ. Kevin HD. 3rcl Row: Hatcher CT, Kusek LJ, Maliska TP, Foster RR, Weis JH. Matthews EW. 4th Row: Puff RW, Schurtz GP, PearsaU MG, Timberlake EJ, Tuttle WG. Absent: Adair EF, Um- baugh LD. E-2, 4th CLASS— is Row: George RL, Train WF, Shock JP, Losey RE, Rosner NH. Luedtke DA, Eckelbarger DE. 2nd Row: Breuel AA, MacLachlan P, Camp- bell JF, Dietzel VH. 3rd Row: Kanarowski SM, Weekley RM, Ireland JR. 4th Row: Lynch CE, Jasper RW, Bishop WA, Dan- nell JT. 5th Row: Manzo FV, Getz CE, Rowe JC. 6th Row: Joyce KH, Bannister WM, Garton ER, Cyr AR. Absent: Prisk CE, Elder FJ. Moriarty JT. 401 F-2, 2nd CLASS— is; Row: Faulkender RW, Golden W, Pritchard WL, Click SA. Beimforde G, Wright W. 2nd Row: Mc- Laughlin JO, Martin TF. Britton JH. Rogers CC, Mulligan LH, Murtland RC. Carter HM. 3rd Row: Politis JN, White RT, Fitzpatrick DK, Houser CM. 4th Row: Head BF, Buck CF, Mangum R. Absent: Kyasky RA, Jordan HH. n i " ' , - , f ' v ' .. ' J ' : ' U: A ' F-2, 4th CLASS— isf Row: Harrell J, Free- man PS, Hoagland RD, Elias PJ, Knowles BA, Stadler GP, Faber BD. 2nd Row: Corr JC, Patton JB, Benit DJ. Cannon RM. Hardenburg WJ, Gasienica A. 3rd Row: Gray DT, Bell RW, Katsarsky L, Kalpakgian G, Ferrazza RC. 4th Row: Medaris JB, Carrier DR, O ' Connor HT. Baker DL. 5th Row: Hanlon JP, Keith TB. Svendsen DF. Absent: Gabel MA, Turner RA. F-2. 3rd CLASS— is; Row: Morrison JW, Smith RL. Sheehan LE, Klempnow PL, Coffey RL Fernandez C. 2nd Row: Kran- kel JC, Young WM, Miles FW, Prunitsch KF. Palladino D, Doucette AS, Sewall JOB. 3rd Row: Fletcher TH, Brown GA, Castle JC, Godbev JA, Asbury LK, Hag- berg WD. 4th Row: Schluter FJ, Pelle- grini BJ, Hess HW, DiTommaso J, No- wak JA, Hettinger D. F-2,li ilk Mi bevei marc am act.i picta ofyu :VvK a ' t t-V Id mani oiird 402 F-2, 1st CLASS— is Row: Stein RK, Scholz JC, Grant T, Eliot PGP, Ogren CT, Mitchell GW, Bowes TM. 2nd Row: Waldeck JJ, Johansen WR. Rhodes EF. Lemmon SL, Bolin JP, Utz JS. 3rd Row: Conklin JR, Cross EE, McAniff TJ, RusseO CR, Wetzel RE. 4th Row: Gleason JE, Blunt RR. Binstein M, Smith S, Lasley PA. May we present twenty-three men of distinction, sans appropriate beverage. These eminent men defied tradition by leading Captain Bob ' s marching fools to the Fall regimental drill streamer, a feat never before accomplished by F-Co. We are all a bit embarrassed by this heretical act, and perhaps a few tears will be shed upon the departure of our drill picture, which has assumed the stature of a company heirloom. To those of you who follow, we hand the torch. Either keep that streamer or bring the picture. In looking back over the past years, we can feel rather proud of our- selves. Imbued with a certain nonchalance, sometimes mistaken for in- difference, we have managed to survive in the most casual and painless manner. Although we have never resorted to company rallies, an inter- murder plaque has always decorated our orderly room. When academics became too pressing, those who had the tenths redistributed their wealth among the paupers. We were a good team. Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus. 403 Cadet JR Conklin and Capt EP Forrester G-2, 1st CLASS— isf Row: Lewis WM, Twichell H Jr., Huff JH, Barlow KA, Prossner LT. Snodgrass JC. 2nd Row: Spaeni H Jr., Bowen SW, Taylor JA, Lash PW, Woods SR, Valence EH. 3rd Row: Adams RE, WiOiams AN, Ortner AJ, Tindall JB, Hutchison JL, Ross RA. - th Row: Graesser DC, Lyon WE. We had a full and complete Plebe year, and our lusty voices were irritating to the Lost Fifties at reveille on the morning of every football game. After we found out the meaning of an " Intermurder Rally, " we never forgot. We dragged back from a month ' s leave, and went directly to the Popolopen Country Club. Like good Yearlings, we got out of the pad only when necessary to watch Army sink Crabtown. After the victory, it was back to the red boy, until suddenly we found ourselves wearers of the Gray Shield. The first months were not bad — Virginia Beach and our first week- end with the Navy, flying jets and serving confinements in a swimming pool with the Air Force, and Benning Hills parties and thirty-four foot towers with the Infantry. Then home for Cow leave. We took some casualties from academics but closed ranks and fought onward. Before details and leave, we toured the Branch Schools. Rings, Weekends, Uniforms, Cars and Bars so interfered with the normal routine at the Queen of the Lost Fifties, that the command " Stack Arms " was necessary. Then the day came, and our hats went into the air. The men that stay behind know that no matter what class graduates, their instruction as they pass in review will be " Take Brigade. " 404 Cadet E Valence and Major F,J Mason |i • G-2, 2nd CLASS— is? Row: Wallace GE, Kidd WE, Martinez H, Roth MF, Des Islets CBM, Davis DH, Jameson JJ. 2nd Row: Mooring JW, Ringler WC, Sobraske JE, Cortez JJ, Foster AR, Herren JD, Galloway G. 3rd Row: Thomson W, Otrin GW, Easterwood J, Schaefer JE, McCoy RP. 4th Row: Garigan T, Hall FW, Wes- terfeldt RC, Dixon R, Mclntyre O. 5th Row: Stephenson RW, Bowes DJ. [ G-2, 3rd CLASS— is Row: Eveleth BF, Eliot BF, Forman TA. Waller JE, Pointer RW, Shedd HL. 2nd Row: Huff GC, Smith CR, Lawton GC, Morgan HW, Tiernev RE, Donovan CB, Bujalski JP. 3rd Row: Loughborough DS, Julian RH, Gal JJ. Fay LG, Easley FD. 4th Row: Day WD, Weiss WA, McCauley JW. Depew DK Palmer JL. Absent: Conrad CW, Shunk P, Wright FM. fe%¥M1 G-2, 4th CLASS— isf Row: Berendt PE, Tulp DP. Batinovich CJ, Clarke WE, Chappell JE, Walters JP, Walters HN. 2nd Row: Toye RG, Moellering JH, En- stam RA, Wiley LN, Ruth JH, Devereaux A. 3rd Row: Ludlam DM, Foster PH. Shapiro R, Seybold TK, Knebel JA. 4th Row: Bowers RF, Baldwin RC, Markham D, Gibbs JA. 5th Row: Holladay WM, Burba EH, Johnson RB, Broocke NL Absent: Campbell D, Cecil CJ, Karlson DK. 405 Exiled to a faraway colony of the Corps beneath the foreboding shadows of huge, gray, dripping rocks live the Flankers of the Fifties. In the midst of such gloom we are a gay and shining light— powerful atliletes, great lovers, and good soldiers. " Intramurder " football finally scored after a three-year shutout; we pinned Tri-Delta sorority at Michigan; won three Drill Streamers; and bested everything the Tacs could throw at us, including the Air Force, the Army and even the mis- placed Admiral. Everything was " Ship Shape " in H-2 — we even wore dress coats to reveille — but they still frowned on our T.V. sets. So here we come, Future, H-2 — the Happy Humpties of the Lost Fifties! II H-2, 1st CLASS— is? Row: Kirk JM, Johnson HJ, Fox EA. Grassberger RE, Barrett RT. 2nd Row: Knudsen WH, French FJ, Irwin GL, Martin EW, McConnel MG. 3rd Row: Pendino M, Studdard OP, Beyer RC Jr., Dayharsh TJ Jr., Beauchamp lA. ■tlh Row: Strozier JK, Wynn GM, Lion PM, MiGuire HJ. Not pictured: Clonts DW. H-2, 2nd CLASS is( Row: Murphy JR, Schumacher HJ, Seward R, Deegan W, Heath MC, Crouch DL. 2nci Row: Rams- den JJ, Penrose N, Morthland S, Simila K, Smyser CH, Boivin AG, Maloney JE. 3rrl Row: Ritchey JP, Alexander DS, Madsen AR, Khne AC. Murphy JE. 4th Row: Rhoades GL, Melton W. LaPorte J, Buck- ner R, 5th Row: Quatannens LS. Tieber JA. Weber AM, Schafer JV, Pope DH. «5fe,-. H-2, 3rd CLASS— is? Row: Roosnia G(i. Downing EJ, Walker GWP, Riordan MW. McElroy JD, Parks WR, Hussey GE. Clements R. 2nd Row: Bottinger A, Pryor PA, Brown CO. Soper WJ, Luman JC. Hail JB, Roosma WA. 3rc Row: Ruffn. r FM, Sharon DP, Harrison WO, Dey RA, Linkiewicz EA, Sibert GW. -jth Row: Dc Chant JM. Jockson SJ, Baker RE. . " ; Row: Prime LJ. Madigan JJ. Missing: Mai shall WP, Stinson RT. f " H-2. 4th CLASS— 7s; Row: Daniel RA, Moore RR, Steinberg S, Rizzi RD, Munz TC, Larsen HS, Weaver CA. 2ncl Row: Hales JP, Aamodt LJ, Duke CE, Johnson DS, James BD, Lowrey MP. 3rd Row: Herrera FE, Stoecker PA, McDonald R, Conine JR, Dick JS. 4th Row: Hutton CP, Joyce JJ, Creighton W, Yeats PL, Wheeler DR. 5th Row: McNerney JC, Greene LM. Nitsch LA, Lehrfeld W. Absent: Manning RE. 407 1-2, 2nd CLASS— is« Row: Bateman R, Murphy L. Williams GE, Higgens M, Wells DG, Kilishek G, Burt JC, Slaney JA. 2nd Row: Goodwin FO, Stokes JH, Gude WW. Rowland DD. 3rrf Row: Friend W, Quiros C, Fadel RA, Neukamm BJ. 4th Row: Ogden LM, Enxing DJ, Loberg JC, Vermillion RV. fylh Row: Pa- tore R, Foster W, Robinson NJ, Preletz JD. 6th Row: Jensen S, Matthews C, Purdv JW. 1-2, 3rd CLASS— isf Row: Dugan MJ, Morgan JB, Ramsden JH, Bacon S, Wru- be! L Zimmer GH, Gibbs PE, Glover C, Abernathy JB (Standing). 2nd Row: Hus- kinson R, Seller R, Webb RB, Daley JM, ( " ockle DS. 3rd Row: Schwar JH, Jones MS, McGrow P, Hunt LH, Dykes JM. ; Row: Smith TK, Gaines RQ, Groh PJ, Brown OA, Trinkle EL. 5th Row: Shea JM, Millspauch P, Warner RE, Card BR, Oxrieder C, Manges DG. was SI 1-2, 4th CLASS— ;s Row: Ray JF, Seely JB, Breen WW, Todaro JE, Fitchett DJ, Mikelonis E, Tardiff RF. 2nd Row: Mol- len CJ, O ' Brien JJ, Bair R, Luther WA. 3rd Row: Stone JN, Paquette RK, Hagins JP. 4th Row: Boyd DD, Harkins JF, Abram.s HC, Murray WV. 5th Row: Childres.? W, Thudium C, Casteel RS. 408 i K ' f M-- 1-2, 1st CLASS— is? «ou ; Shaud JA, Council CC, Burd FA, Muller WJ, Skatvold JH, Brown RE, Wallace BM, Schrage WK, Dougherty JM. 2nd Row: Richards ET, Skidmore HJ. Krutz RD, Sanders JE. Miller TL. Third Row: Lynch ES, West AE, Raymond HJ, VanDervort EL. 4th Row: Bradford ZB, Cody WF, Anderson BC, Chesnauskas RJ. We set out to prove Cow year was no fluke and with Bill as leader and Zeb as his aide, we found ourselves right back on top. The Banker ' s Trophy was ours and we intended to keep it. While Chester, our All American, held up the Army Line for three years, Frank and Catfoot strengthened the backfield. Thanks to guys like Arv, the B Squad gained the respect of all for the punishment it took. In defense of our seven Regimental Championships we had Brownie as leader in football. Van was still hot with the irons, while Skat and Geno were the offensive- defensive attack maneuver in lacrosse. Chuck, doubling up in track and volleyball was the " workhorse " of the Company. Skiddy and his tank men were out to avenge the water polo team ' s loss in the Brigade finals. Johnnie, our athletic rep, kept the coaches in shape. Bruce and Conn had their stars on their collars, while Bobbie, Brownie, Jerry, Walt, and Ed wore their stars on their B-Robes. Cow year brought misery and poopses- sions, headed by Bobbie in solids, and featuring Bruce in juice, T.L. in fluids, and Alabama Joe in social sciences. C.C. and Ed fighting the Academic Departments for 5 years, decided to go intellectual and didn ' t give them a chance to get them Firstie year. 409 Lt Col RL Bowlin and Cadet WK Schrage K-2, 1st CLASS— 7s? Row: Goldberg GD, Liwski JL, Uebel PN, Danek RB, Hooker WM, Fisch DA. 2nd Row: Greisen PH, Shuler BD, Folden NC, Washburn RB. 3rd Ro w: Rinker R. Baxter WP, Waters JP, Smith LG. 4th Row: Meader SH, Clock HG, Mathews FW, Stevenson JH. 5th Row: Scott CF, Winkle PP, Yon EM, Brav JR, Jarmon WR. Infinity is here. It ' s finally Black ' 56 ' s turn to stand in the door with K-2 right in front. Before we make our first big jump, we ' d like to look back and remember: — Philly, NYC, Columbus, Dayton. They ' ll never be the same after our quiet(?) little get-togethers at the Ben Franklin, R.F., the Dugout, the VFW, and don ' t forget Kiplinger ' s. (Knob, are you still wearing those goggles?) Many things stand out in our minds, some of the most memorable being: Yogi ' s Ashless fishing trips and old- man Rinky Dink ' s sage advice; Spider ' s triumphant defeat of the Aca- demic Department, and Smitty ' s lovelife which kept everyone guessing. John took Pat, our goat-killer, who was ably supported by Steve, Willy and Stan in the cannon fodder role. Plebe year, Dan and Hooly Booly kept us laughing; Yearling year, Scottie and jump boots kept us spoony (?); Cow Year, Jack, Joe, and Greis worked on the tunnel for the guppy gulpers, while Don and Dick showed us 1st Reg ' t tricks. P.P. and Hook left for the wheel houses First Class Year in body but not in spirit, and Bax helped supplement our spirits. Norm dragged pro, but Jerry still thinks girls are for sissies. We won ' t forget the Ex ' 56ers either: the two Mikes, John, Jeff, Ed, and Ta Ta Wood. 410 II K-2, 2nd CLASS— isr Row: Erickson DJ, Ellison AB, Hesse JE, Hildreth EE, BeU RE. Miles RL, Cline DH, Sturgis BB. 2ncl Row: Wessel RL, Hazelrigs ML, Comeau R, Bell AA. 3r(l Row: Wiegner JL, Lea CE, Kennett WH, Emery RF. 4th Row: Boden- hamer RE, Waldenmaier CH, Quinn CJ, Christiansen RP. 5th Row: Lamb AR, Stevens FR. X K-2, 3rd CLASS— is? Row: Meals R, Johnson D, Sutherland J, Meyer A, Hult- zen R, Mathis N, Goodenough F, Wof- ford M, Kirtley R. 2nd Row: Guenther J, Lohr K, Bielinski H, Davall B. 3rd Row: Bourland D, Simmers R, Kramp H, Mon- son N. 4th Row: Claffey T, Franks F. Dunn J, Deely J. 5th Row: Brandl J, Reid L, Kirkpatrick R, Howard T, Shetler J. K-2, 4th CLASS— isf Row: Rhein RW, Keogh PK, Schwartz WL, Houser GD, Krulcik JR, Teague WD, Simmons G. 2nd Row: Laughlin EN, Quinn RE, Herbst KS, Whitesides RL. 3rd Row: Servis HT. Price JE. Smith JC. 4th Row: Kubo AS, Moor- head TL. Johnson CE. Vansant CP. 5th Row: Lewis OK, Bolick TG, Bohman JE. 6th Row: Nelson LJ, Versace HR, Hunt- ington JP, Blair RH. 411 „ Company L-2 enjoys the reputation of being the Corps ' Friendliest Company: a reputation of which we are all proud. We of L-2 accept this as a symbol of the well-balanced attitude and high morale which has made our four years at West Point enjoyable ones. The men who have graduated from L-2 have proven that training at the Academy has always embraced a little more than the formal education we ' ve received in the classroom and on the Parade Ground. We ' ve made lifetime friends here, and we ' ve proven to our own satisfaction that efficiency can best be ob- tained when men work together on a common level. Seldom has the stern face of Regulation been forced to exert its icy hand. The First Class turns the company over to its inheritors with the assurance that L-2 will always be the well-oiled organization that it was when we entered the Academy four years ago. L-2, 1st CLASS— is? Row: Dougherty PG, Morgan JA. Marvin HA, Rensvold RE, Alward SA. Vann P.J. 2nd Row: Ross TE, Farris RG, Linkenhoger GN. Ruffner EL. 3rcl Row: Scully RC. VanVonderen VR, Quinn MJ. Shannon DJ. 4th Row: Acker- man DR, Malinowski RC. Peterson BG, Saferstein TS. 5th Row: West MF, Parker CR, Schaumberg GR --1 l- ' ■-♦jK ' lr-A-A- L-2, 2nd CLASS— is; Row: Jenis DS, Rogers GV, Salzman JD, Gibson D, Soy- ster HE, Gee EL, Thomas DN, Beurket DP. 2m! Row: Webster HE, Rawls RE, Follansbee JN, Fisher EA. 3rd Row: Oneal GM, Gordon WC, Peckham JH, Lohmann CW. 4th Row: Hasell DL Brad- ley MG, Bogart TF. L-2, 3rd CLASS— is? Row: Wildey JR, Makowski P, Hudson RE, Stanton JD, Peck RB, MelHn JP, Durkee GG, Martin CW, Gennaro LB. 2nd Row: Rector ZK, Higgins RM, Brooks JR, Johnson HP. 3rd Row: Henning WL, Hutton PC, Hale EG, SuUinger CW. 4th Row: Reynolds WM, Eliot JH, Pence JL, Trabert RF. 5th Row: Snipes BE, Turner DC, Moore CS. 6th Row: Chapman JW, Nidever DF, Shellen- berger RT. L-2, 4th CLASS— is Row: Tennant CE, Mackintosh R, Franz JC, Chalmers PA, Ferris MP, Nordgren AE, Mansfield CJ. 2nd Row: Schepps WM, Moorman EM, Duggan DM, Hurley JS. 3rd Row: Kadlec G; Passarella PF, Stromberg PL. 4th Row: Simroe TW, Griffin AR, Dawkins PM, Tibbetts OP. 5th Row: Corby JF, Green- await J, Salter RH. 6th Row: Bland HH, Morrissey D, Riordan RW, Shuck LH. 7th Row: Mooney TR, Renbarger W, Monroe DT. 8th Row: Boyle CL, Chand- ler F. 413 M-2, 2nd CLASS— isf Row: Toole JC, Hardy DL, Vaughn NM, Olson TE, Fedje NI. Clancy D, Scudder CP. 2nd Row: Newman JB, Jenkins JR. Kilpatrick JC, Harp KM. 3rcl Row: McBride MR, Keeler HB, Huckabee WF, Scott JC. 4th Row: Kutyna DJ, Lindholm TL, Ham- mond C. 5th Row: Yates WE, Bailey GW, Veal RL. M-2, 3rd CLASS— ;« Row: Brintnall C, Hruby DE, Gardner HP, Haynes AM, Jenkins HB, Mathews BF, Jones JH, Carpenter TF, Crete RL. 2nd Row: Pack- ard BS, Schroeder JG, Van Fleet TA, Finley AD. 3rd Row: Crandall JD, Ma- lone LM, Michael GR, Hayden LR. 4th Row: Clark KW, McCaffrey WJ, Brad- shaw JO, Williamson NS. 5th Row: Tred- way RN, Rave JS, Barta V, Tallgren RW. M-2, 4th CLASS— 1st Row: Roesler GE, Mclnerney JA, Fraser TE, Greene LR, Kushner AK, McCoy JW, McBlain JF. 2nd Row: Bagdonas E, Weisler JE, Bring- han PS, Moorhous DM, Plummer TF, Blaydes RL. 3rd Row: Meyer RJ, Schmidt PB, Beale RW, Ferguson JC, Smith KI, Cotts DG. 4th Row: Werbel SK, Mc- lnerney T, Millich CA, Boyd T, Mag- nussen MH. 5th Row: Burchell LE, Poole WJ. Nunn LR. 414 L theyt westj MCo the be M-2. 1st ClaASS— 1st Row: Amlong RJ, Crites WR, Smith PM. Wilson EB. Hampton JA. Narus WE. Holleder DW. 2nd Row: Bowman AC, Richardson GA, Bortolutti A, Young RA, Cralle MS, Liska WB, Hart RR. 3rcl Row: Judson RP, Shattuck MC, Hattler CF, Dent FR. 4th Row: Richards RN. Curl RL. The concept that a good big man is better than a good Httle man any day, took on new meaning this year as we launched into all fields of endeavor with a new fervor and determination to come out on top. Always a company at the top of the Corps Squad lists, we made our presence felt in intramurals as well. At parades they always saved the best till last and when Mighty Deuce passed in review the G.A.P. knew they were looking at the best. The chain of command functioned smoothly and got a lot of cooperation as did our academic system; consequently we stayed on the good side of both the TD and Academic Department. M Company is an outfit we took a big man ' s pride in. We worked hard and played hard, we laughed loud and yelled loud, we dragged pro and went pro, and we ' ll take on anyone that tries to tell us that M-2 isn ' t the best darn company in the Corps. 415 Capt HE Emerson and Cndet DW Holleder THE 1956 HOWITZER ACKNOWLEDGES In addition the 1956 HOWITZER would not have been possible without the help of the following agencies: National Geographic Magazine for the use of the color pictures on pages 54, 55, 70, 71. The Signal Corps for pictures of summer training. The Public Information Office for pictures of summer training. Army Athletic Association for pictures of athletic contests. For their painstaking efforts during our pro- duction, our sincere thanks and gratitude to Mr. WilHam E. Sloane, Miss Marilyn Metz- ger, Mr. George I. Heffernan and the entire organization of Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc. For his unceasing help in securing the Adver- tising for the 1956 Howitzer, our whole- hearted appreciation to Mr. Michael C. Krasner. Without the splendid layout and art work of Mr. Robert J. LoveO, the 1956 Howitzer would have lacked the professional touch so essential to the finished product. 4 1 ■ " — v t® iw - ?Sm H i M- I ll Without the excellent photographic work of White Studio— Mr. Charles Wielert, Mrs. Charles Wielert, and Miss Hope White — we would not have been able to include the many fine formal pictures. iL ARMY MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION HISTORY The Army Mutual Aid Association was born of necessity. A group of American Army officers, seeing the need of immediate help for their families in emergency, with moderate cost to themselves, instituted this voluntary, non-profit, mutual benefit and relief association in 1879. For over seventy-seven years, this strictly mutual enterprise, constituted and directed by its Army OflScer membership, has provided Army Officers with life insur- ance at reasonable rates, has consistently made immediate payments of benefits and never defaulted upon a payment. It is the only completely mutual benefit association limiting eligibility for membership to Army Officers. The institution ' s strongest advocates are its members and the dependents it has helped. It maintains no agents working on commission and no profits or savings accrue to any one except those insured. It has survived the later Indian campaigns, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion, World War I and World War II as well as panics and economic depressions and is a strong institution today. Those insured are carefully selected risks of varied age, rank and duty in the Army or retired. The membership growth too has been gradual, consistent and healthy, and the increase in members has conformed closely to the increases in the Army since the inception of the institution. The mortality rate has averaged low. The age of its mem- bers has held comparatively young. The financial reserve is larger than ever before. Death benefits are paid instantly, $1,500 being transmitted by wire and the balance by mail. An outstanding feature of the Association ' s work is its help in preparing the pension and other claims for the bereaved parents, widows and children of its mem- bers. This service, by trained and experienced personnel, assures the dependents of members that they wiU be fully informed concerning rights to Government allowances. The importance of this service may be appreciated by the fact that families of officers who were not members of the Association are known to have lost thousands of dollars because of failure to file timely claims and proper supporting evidence for pensions and other Government allowances. Assistance is also given in the preparation of claims for the collection of other insurance. Every eligible Army officer should become a member and support the work of this Association, both as a matter of good business and as a matter of esprit de corps. 417 CONGRATULATIONSto ' 56 from u MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 7? 418 I Hat by Mr. J.,lin Lancer by Dotig it rules the ruad in JJasliing it)le Dodge Dealers present: Danny Tho " Make Room for Daddy, " Bert Parks in What is a Dodge? It is a streak of light across the Bonneville Salt Flats, blazing a trail of American and world records no car has ever matched. It is the very shape of swiftness sculptured in steel, of motion molded in metal. It is the " Magic Touch " of push-button driving . . . mcclinnically perfect. It is the solid feel of big-car weight and brawn. It is beauty with a purpose — completely satisfying to own, surprisingly economical to buy, incomparably dependable. Won ' t you discover the difference in Dodge . . . soon? ' lb-.y; DODGE V4LUE LEADER OF THE FORWARD LOOK k Ide Bank, " The Lawrence Welk Show- all on ABC-TV 419 [ From sensitive components to brawny launchers... AMF has missile experience you can use • " Precisioneering " power supplies for electronic control systems and developing complex launchers are two of AMF ' s many important contributions to our nation ' s missile programs • Today, AMF plays a part in more than hall the missile programs now under way • And its activities cover practically every stage of design, development, and production . . . including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic test equipment . . . auxiliary power supplies . . . field and depot handling equipment , . . launchers . . . ground and flight control systems • See for yourself why AMF ' s expe- rience in missiles, as well as in a host of other fields, has made it the " can do " company. ck. Developmenl. • Radar Antenna • Guided Miisil Support Equipmei liary Power Supplii • Conlrol Sfileit Mh DEFENSE PRODUCTS Defense Products Group AMERICAN MACHINE FOUNDRY COMPANY 1101 North Royal Street, Alexandria, Va. 420 THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE This is the motto of the Air Rescue Service, proved by their actions. Last year alone, the 40 Air Rescue Squadrons flew 3,954 missions totaling 29,035 hours to give aid and comfort to 30,796 people, military and civilian, rescuing 2,619 from certain death. Grumman is proud to build the Albatross amphibians flown by the USAF Air Rescue Service. GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORPORATION Bethpage . Long Island • New York Designers and builders of supersonic Tiger, transonic Cougar, S2F sub-killer. Albatross a iphibian, metal boats, and Aerobilt truck bodies. 421 Those white vapor trails coursing the sky tell a story of vast importance today ... a story of power, performance, protection. The planes responsible for these modern " smoke signals " are America ' s guardians. Each one is a master- piece of engineering skill . . . superbly equipped for the detection and destruction of attackers. Much of the electronic equipment in these planes . . . radar, communication and control- operation equipment ... is made by Hallicraft- ers, a " primary producer " for the Armed Forces. As a pioneer in electronics, Hallicrafters has the ability, experience and production facil- ities necessary for such vital products. L see k see near see I jallicr afters 4401 West Fifth Avenue, Chicago 24, Illinois World ' s largest exclusive mauu ctcturers of coinDiunicdtions radio HALLICRAFTERS FACILITIES ARE NOW BEING USED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF: GUIDED MISSILE CONTROL EQUIPMENT COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT • COUNTERMEA5URE EQUIPMENT • COMBAT INFORMATION CENTER HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT • MOBILE RADIO STATIONS • MOBILE RADIO TELETYPE STATIONS • PORTABLE TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT • RADAR RECEIVERS AND TRANSMITTERS (ALL FREQUENCIES) • RADAR EQUIPMENT 422 1: jigSite; A discerning look at any of the nation ' s finer • gathering places will usually reveal a surpris- ing number of Cadillac cars in attendance. This is, we think, entirely logical. For through the years, Cadillac has been the consistent and overwhelming choice of those who choose without restriction. And how »cll they have chosen. In beauty, in luxury, in performance, in everything that makes a motor car a pleasure to own and to utilize . . . Cadillac stands completely apart. We cordially invite you to see and drive this latest version of the " car of cars ' " soon. Your dealer will be privileged to serve you at any time. CADILLAC MOTOR CAR DIVISION • GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 423 1 We take pleamre in diDiouiic ' uig that General John E. Dahlquist, U.S.A. Ret. Formei y Coii niciiidiug General Conthiental Army Coiinnand is now associated with our firm. i General Dahlquist will be in charge of a new Armed Forces Department, created specifically to provide reliable investment service for members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Particular emphasis will be placed upon intelligent planning for steady capital accumula- tion, by means of regular investment in either individual securities or mutual funds. Headquarters for this department will be located in our Washington, D. C. office. ' S pfe, Harris, Up ham C- ' ' ■vJJJ js ' ' ' Members New I ' oric Stoclr Exchonge and other leading security and commodity exchanges 1505 H Street, N. W., Washington 5, D. C. Telephone: Executive 3-2300 Main Office: 120 Broadway, New York 5, N. Y. 35 offices from coast to coast STOCKS • BONDS • COMMODITIES • MUTUAL FUNDS 424 ( Well timed... Research and development cut the time between neeclins and having Convair ' s supersonic F-IO A all-weather interceptor. Application of the AREA RULE gave the F-102A an hour- glass shape, enabling it to attain even higher performance into the supersonic speed range! A result of extensive design, testing and re-designing, the delta-wing F-102A is now being produced in quantity for the U.S.A.?. Air Defense Command -evidence again of Convairs engineering to the Nth power! QV. CONVAIR .QP 425 Find more fun on Vacation in a car you rent {rorr j3]fiS_ Take a car on your vacation. A sparkling new car that you rent from Avis. A car you ' ll be proud to drive — a new Plymouth or other fine make. You ' ll see more and do more the Avis way and you ' ll never be stuck for transportation. You can rent a vacation car from Avis in minutes — • step in and head for a wonderful time. tVfS R tT£S ARZ LOW Five people can rent an Avis vacation car for two weeks, drive 400 miles, for as little as $25. each. That includes gas, oil, insurance, and as many passengers as you want. A VAY OR AT HOME 426 A CAR OF YOUR O VN Every way glamorous ! Every way new ! Plymouth ' 56. ..only car in the low-price 3 with Push-Button Driving! Breath-taking 90-90 Turbo-Torque power for top thrust at take-off! 29 magnificent models to choose from, including an all-new line of Suburban station wagons! Up to 200 V-8 horsepower in all four lines! Many exclusive safety features for carefree driving! Aerodynamically styled for today ' s jet age . . . backed by world-famous Plymouth engineering. Drive it at your Plymouth dealer ' s . . . and get the deal of the year on the car of the year . . . Plymouth ! 427 COUNTS WITH THE ARMY Kofiulatiou .Military At ' adoiiiy Cliiff Link»s with the name KlthMI-JM ' Z are a syiiibul of correct style and fine qiiahty. Year after year this (jiiality becomes more and more apparent. Krementz jewelry wears -ell . . . does not tarnish BEC.iVSE it is made with an entluring overlay of ACTUAL 14 KARAT GOLD. Cuff Links and Tie Holder made wilh an overlay of I 1 karal (wdd Clin Links SO.dO Tic Holder SI.OO (plus lax) mm: quality jewelry Evening Jewelry • Cuff Links . Tie Holders • Belt Buckle From $3.00 to $25.00 plus lax Available wherever fine iewelry is sold KREMENTZ CO. NEWARK 5, NEW JERSEY Simple as A B C Army people like the B arclay in the C ity of New York It ' s a truly great hotel with a background of prestige and an atmosphere of quiet dignity. Just off Park Avenue . . . conve- nient to everything in the midtown area. Special rates to Army personnel and West Pointers! THE til East 48lh ST., NEW YORK 17 Thomas J. Kane, General Manager Other Really Hotels in New York: The Biltmore and The Park La Horry M. Anholl, President CLASS OF 56 ■21 THE 12 WEST POINTERS ON THE FSFC STAFF SALUTE YOU ON THIS HAPPY OCCASION Geo. M. Badger Nov. ' I 8 Charles F. Colson Nov. ' 18 Dovid G. Erskine ' 24 Wm. H. Gorrison, Jr. ' 08 Robert W. Hosbrouck, Aug. ' 17 W. A. Holbrook, Jr. Nov. ' 18 Morris H. Marcus Ducot McEntee Chorles H. Noble Albert Rioni I James F. Torrence, Jr Geo. McK. ' Williamson, Jr., Nov. 18 19 •23 428 , «a As youths both had set a goal. One to " crew, " the other to pilot the airplanes that make the U.S. Air Force a thundering voice tor tranquillity. Now, other young men in every stale have similar goals. As a crew chief, the one must keep his aircraft func- tioning like a thoroughbred . . . utilizing his training and that inbred American capacity for competence hen working with tools. The pilot, a seasoned officer, typifies Air Force career men who ' ve flown Thunder-craft, proving what men and planes can do when the chips are down. It ' s a mailer of record with thousands of pilots, and those who keep ' em flying . . . Republic Thunder-craft have established a reputation as the fastest, hardest hitting, longest range, most rugged jet planes in the fighter-bomber field. Laleil . . . i F.84F Thunder streak and Hi photo reconna renowned larrtil, ol fighter lame is the olomic-bomb-carrying fet-fighter-bomber, e counterpart the RF-BAF Thundeiltash. iUili 429 Announcing a new High Fidelity Tape Recorder by RCA Victor $1QQ95 only n99 I SIS SPEAKS FOR HERSELF . . . ami (iii aii eiijiix il furever, just as vou hear il today. Three speakers give you high fiilelitv playbacks. AS YOU LIKE IT. lil-H . |i i.son KCA Victor lli-1 ' ipr ,rde tapes. 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You ' ll want to start your " family album of sound " then and there! RCA lCTOR ImK ▼ RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA Monufocluref ' s nationally advertised list price shown, subject fo change. Slightly higher in far West and South. See Milton Berle, Marlho Raye on NBC-TV alternately, 2 out of 3 Tuesdays. Don ' t miss NBC-TV ' s soectaculor " Producers ' Showcase " in RCA Compatible Color and Black-and-While, Monday, March 5. PUSH-BUTTONS DO IT! Here ' s the priifessiiinal tpiality tape recorder an amateur can run. Buttons con- trol " Rewind, " " Playback, " " For- ward, " " Recording. " " Stop. " Cray simulated leather case. 430 Seats a whole baseball team beautifully ! THE " TWO-TEN " HANDYMAN 2 doors, 6 passengers, all-vinyl interior. THE DISTINCTIVE, LUXURIOUS NOMAD — 2 doors, 6 passengers. THE " TWO-TEN " TOWNSMAN i doors, 6 passengers, loads of cargo space. THE " ONE-FIFTY " HANDYMAN 2 doors, 6 passengers, versatile and thrifty. THE " TWO-TEN " BEAUVILLE doors, 9 passengers. THE BEL AIR BEAUVILLE— i doors, 9 passengers, interior fir cloth— one of 6 sprightly new Chevrolet station wagons. ' .sh in washable vinyl and nylon-faced pattern In place of baseball players, of course, it could be other people. Friends of yours, for instance, assorted small fry, or visiting dignitaries. Anyway, there ' s room for 3 on each seat, 9 in all. (A separate section of the center seat folds down to allow rear seat passengers to get in and out easily and gracefully.) And there ' s even space left over for baseball bats or baggage. If you ' re joining the fast-growing station wagon set, be sure to look these new Chevrolets over. They ' re very good looking, as you see. All of them have fine, sturdy and quiet Fisher Bodies. All offer you a choice of the new " Blue-Flame 140 " six, or V8 horsepower up to 205. And all of them pack Chevrolet ' s special brand of performance that breaks records on Pikes Peak and makes your own driving so much easier, safer and more pleasant. Color and interior choices are wide, practical and unusually hand- some. Come in and look them over. A C Chevrolet Co., Fort Montgomery, N. Y. THE HOT ONES EVEN HOTTER ivrnv 431 L onaratulationd to Dke Ciaa of 1956 frcm Official PtiDtograptier to the U. S. MILITARY ACADEMY Your negatives will be kept on file for your convenience in reordering 2G West 5Bth St., New York 19, N.Y. Est.lB75 432 ■d. r dcfeoG - MUSKEGON. MICHIGAN 433 For top performance CITIES ©SERVICE QUALITY LUBRICANTS • DIESEL FUELS • MOTOR OILS • GASOLENES CITIES SERVICE OIL CO. SIXTY WALL TOWER NEW YORK 5, N. Y. i ompllmentA of West Publishing Company Law Book Publishers for the Nation s Latvyers ST. PAUL 2, MINNESOTA MUrray Hill 6-4662 STOCK CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL NEW YORK 17. N. Y. 434 kih with 4-door hardtops in all five npms NEWEST and most popular of motor - fashions is now offered by General Motors in ' 56 cars of every price class. And their dashing beauty is matched by equally thrilling advances in high- compression power in all five— coupled with even smoother, still more responsive Powerglide, Hydra-Matic and Dynaflow automatic drives. Plus extra-safety improvements like Power Brakes, Power Steering, Unisteel Bodies with double- locking door latches, safety-aim head- lights and seat belts (optional) on every GM car. So in 1956, more than ever, your key to greater value is the key to a GM car. CHEVROLET • PONTIAC • OLDSMOBILE BUICK . CADILLAC All with Body by Fisher . CMC TRUCK COACH General Motors leads the way 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 4-Door Sports Sedan 1956 Pontiac Star Chief 4-Door Catalina 1956 Oldsmobite Ninety-Eight DeLuxe Holiday Sedan 1956 Buick Roadmaster 4-Door Riviera 1956 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 435 NEW COMFORT FOR COLD WEATHER CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR OF y aSJNSUL mn INSULATING MATERIAL Y U.S. ln$ulAir VAGABOND Sleek nylon twill, lined «ilh easy-on rayon satin, interlined with InsulAir insulating material. Warmer than bulky wool or fur Insul. ir lining will keep a man afloat in water., Light, action-fitted, beautifully tailored. In brown, blue, charcoal, or red, with genuine mouton collar. Sizes S, M, L, XI The unequalled Insulating power of U S. InsulAir is now available in outer clothing as well as footwear for the sportsman. Here is new comfort with a minimum of weight and bulk, ..and new safety, ton, as clothing lined with U. S. InsulAir has amazing buoyancy in case of accidental spills. 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Sizes 6—13 At better sporting goods dealers now. For further information write, Sporting Section, United States Rubber Company, Rockefeller Center New Yorl 20, N. Y. United States Rubber 436 I ■fl . This Civilian Serves in the ARMY, NAVY and AIR FORCE! You ' ll find him at sea in the atomic sub- marine . . . aloft in a B-47 bomber . . . and in the field with a " skysweeper " anti-aircraft battalion — the civilian field engineer known to United States Armed Forces the world over as the Philco " TechRep " . The TechRep is an expert ' s expert on elec- tronics — a rigidly-selected and rigorously- trained combination of engineer, techni- cal man, and instructor. As an electronics systems engineer, he can take full command of any situation in planning, operational development, field testing and evaluation, site survey- ing, installation, or overhaul. As a technical than, he can strip down, repair, and reassemble the mo st compli- cated of any of the fabulously complex electronic military equipments in use today — regardless of make or manufacture. And as an instructor, he can quickly train both officer and enlisted personnel in repair and maintenance techniques for Communications, Radar, Fire Control, Sonar, Guided Missiles, Computers and other key electronic devices. The Philco TechRep ' s importance to America ' s over-all defense program is indicated by the presence today of more than 2,000 of these civilian experts on active duty with every field branch of the Services. They are under complete military control, and go where the Armed Forces go, even to the front. Some have given their lives on active duty. They and others have won citations. And more than 1 2,000 individ- ual letters of commendation have been received since the TechRep Division was started in 1941. As an original idea to meet the needs of the Armed Forces for trained engi- neers to cope with the flood of new electronic applications, Philco TechReps have been an overwhelming success. They have set a pattern for efficiency. They have eliminated duplication and improved performance. They have brought to military electronics standard- ization with flexibility. The result is something in which every citizen has a vital and lasting interest — wore defense per dollar! ANOTHER FIRST FROM TH PHILCO CORPORATION 437 Lasting quality throughout the years BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC. 438 • 1 Army HEADQUARTERS in Boston THE PARKER HOUSE TREMONT SCHOOL STREETS Glenwood J. 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There ' ll be pride in your heart, a torrent at your toe-tip. Iiat more could anyone want? ' S6 f ONTm 441 first in automatic controls Since 1915, Ford Instrument Company has designed, developed and produced fine precision Controls and Computers ...for the Armed Forces and for Industry. FORD INSTRUMENT COMPANY DIVISION OF SPERRY RAND CORPORATION 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, N. Y. mmu El SINCE 1868 X. S, MEYER irvc. New York 16, N. Y. NATIONAL BANK OF FORT SAM HOUSTON at San Antonio, Texas — 1422 East Grayson Street — CONGRATULATIONS AND BKST WISHES We invite you to open an account with us and avail yourself of our special services for regular officers of the armed forces. We have been serving militarv personnel for more than 30 years and numbered among our many thousands of customers are manv West Point Graduates who have made this bank their permanent banking home for manv vears — ev -n after retirement. 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OFFICIAL with AMERICA 442 iX-: ELECTRONICS RESEARCH GUIDED MISSILES ELECTRONIC LEADER • THE AIR-FRAME INDUSTRY • ELECTRONICS RESEARCH In the center oj • guided missue development Hoffman Laboratories, Inc. is engaged in projects covering every phase of electronics . . . radar, sonar, guided missile controls, countermeasures, fire-control, noise reduction, communications, navigation equipment, and computers . . . for the military and private industry. Located in the center of the air-frame and missile industries of America, Hoffman gets things done ... on the spot where and when they ' re needed most. CHAIUN6ING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTSTANDING ENGINEERS. WRITE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT. Write the Sales Department for your copy of a REPORT FROM HOFFMAN LABORATORIES HOFFMAN I.ABORATORI ES, INC. A SUBSIDIARY OF HOFFMAN ELECTRONICS CORPORATION 3761 SOUTH HILL STREET, LOS ANGELES 7, CALIFORNIA under the Stars and Stripes or the Stars and Bars . . Guardsmen All! JOHNNY REB " of the 4th Alabama and " Billy Yank " of the 69th New York, fighting on opposing sides on the bloody field at Antietam.alike were National Guardsmen. But, reunited under one flag, the Alabamans played host to the " Fighting 69th " as they trained in Alabama for the Spanish-American War. Re- designated as the l67th and l65th Infantry Regiments, respec- tively, they fought side by side in France in World War I. And in 1940, the honored regiments ' paths crossed again when the l65th trained for World War II in Alabama. The present l67th carries on today in Alabama ' s 3 1 st " Dixie " Division, while the old 69th remains vigorous in New York ' s 42d. The tattered battle flags of both honored National Guard regiments are enshrined today aboard the Aircraft Carrier Antietam. NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES 443 ( ontnlitnenti of Fabric and Waterproof FOOTWEAR BRISTOL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION imiSTOI- HUODK ISLAM) PARTNERS in DEFENSE Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc., is a self-sustaining, not-for-profit part of Cornell University dedicated to applied research in the aeronautical sciences. Through advanced re- search and development of guided missiles, air- craft and their components, the Laboratory as- sists the U. S. Army, U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force in the vital task of defending the nation. Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc., joins in wishing the 1956 graduating class of the United States Military Academy the best of success and pledges the utmost cooperation in the difficult tasks ahead. Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc. of Cornell University 4455 GENESEE STREET, BUFFALO 21 , N. Y. 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It has also gained acceptance for the whole " Jeep " family of 4-wheel-drive vehicles. In fact, in distant parts of the world, the " Jeep ' family of vehicles has become a symbol of American military prowess and civil leadership. Thanks to 4-wheel-drive. the " Jeep ' family of vehicles goes through saTid. mud and snow, over bad roads and no roads, where ordinary vehicles cant go. It is rendering distinguished service to our armed forces in many parts of the world . . . and stands ready as a trusted companion at arms to you in your career in the Armed Forces. The Jeep f ' ainily 4-wheel-drive liniver al-Jeep ' ' Jee| " 4-ulir,-l-,liive Ti iick ' Jeep " 1-wIi.t1.,I, i r Slalinii W af:on ■Jeeii ' 4-»li.-,|..lni, N.la.i Delivery Lillys . . .ivorlcV s largest manufacturer of4-s ' hee -dn -r vehicles 445 " We believe that peaceful co-existence is best maintained by being too tough to tackle " MASON 6l HANGER-SILAS MASON CO.. 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Established 1893 FLOUR CITV RON COMPANY 2637 27TH AVENUE SOUTH • MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Defense Work for the Armed Forces 446 Check of General WINFIELD SCOTT made payable to liis own initials and dated 1852 — tne year lie ran for tlie presidency against Franfelin Pierce. For more tnan a century tne RIGGS tanUing tradition lias proudly served " tne Army ' from Wasnington. At nome or abroad, e believe you will find it easier to advance your financial affairs ty tne use of tne time nonored " RIGGS cneck " . r re RIGGS NATIONAL BANK o WASHINGTON, D.C. • FOUNDED 1836 LARGEST BANK IN THE NATION ' S CAPITAL Member Federal Depolit Inaurance Corporation • Member Federal Reserve System Designers and Builders of Defense Materiel Food Machinery and Chemical Corporation Executive Offices: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 447 U. S. ARMY ARMY NATIONAL For Forty-Eight years the business of this Bank has been almost entirely with Army Personnel, stationed in all parts of the World. Our Facilities are especially designed to handle your Checking, or Saving Accounts and your Loan needs, all by mail. Perhaps this Service would be helpful to you. Bank with the Bank Your Father Does THE ARMY NATIONAL BANK FORT LEAVENWORTH. KANSAS MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 448 Automatic temperature controls for indus- trial processes and for heating and ventilat- ing systems. Bellows assemblies and special devices for Army, Navy and Air Corps. Manufactured by FULTON SYLPHON DIVISION Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Co. KNOXVILLE,TENN.,U.S.A. CONGRATULATIONS we say to the Class of 1956 Good luck wherever your duties may take you. THE GREAT ATLANTIC PACIFIC TEA COMPANY I ' BIG LOAD • BIG LIFT BIG PERFORMANCE ARE BUILT INTO FAIRCHILD C-123 Maximum load-carrying capacity and workhorse durability are just two of the many reasons why the Fairchild C-123 Assault Transport is ideally suited to tough jobs in all combat airlift operations. Equipped with Fairchild J44 turbojets on each wing-tip, the C-123 is provided with a power package of 2,000 lbs. extra thrust to meet any critical take-off or flight requirement. In front line operations, on any terrain, under the most diffi- cult conditions, the Fairchild C-123 gives big load, big lift, and big performance where and when utility and logistics support is needed. A Division of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation. FAIROHILD AIRCRAFT DIVISION • H A G E R S T W N , MARYLAND . . .WHERE THE FUTURE IS MEASURED IN LIGHT-YEARS! Loading ramp is built in. Up to 19,000 pounds of bulk cargo can be driven right into the fuselage, eliminating ground handling equipment. 449 FOR THE SIGNIFICANT FACTS OF TODAY ' S HISTORY-IN-THE-MAKING LEADERS IN EVERY FIELD TURN EVERY WEEK TO NEWSWEEK .•W( «T " —J «i. ' W ' Jls fVSSWS Newsweek THE MAGAZINE SERVING AMERICA ' S MOST SIGNIFICANT MILLION 450 NEWS! ■ ■ . FROM THE o i i !:a i look ' 56 NEV S IN THE FLIGHT SWEEP! The year ' s freshest and truest new note in car design. In one clean sweep from head- lights to up-swept tail, it clearly and unmistakably wraps up the whole idea of GO! Accenting the low, long, ground-hugging mass of the car . . . here ' s the design that looks completely like today, and points clearly to tomorrow, too! NE A S IN PUSHBUTTON POWERFLITE ! Newest driving advance of the year! Put your finger on a button on the dash at your left for whatever driving range you want. Only the driver can touch it. Safe and convenient as never before. And remember . . . PowerFlite itself gives the finest blend of smooth- ness and swiftness among all automatic transmissions! NE VS IN AVONDERFUL SAFETY! Brand new Life- NEWS IN 4-DOOR HARDTOPS I Guard door latches that hold fast under stress as none have ever done before. Chrysler Corporation bodies and frames, strongest and most rigid built. The finest, most responsive Power Steering, Power Brakes and engines on the road. And Safety Seat Belts, if you wish, that meet official airplane specifications I Now in Plymouth, . . finest and most Dodge, De Soto, Chrysler and Imperial! nif;t;cil cars of all in this newest body style. ' The dashing, long, low line of the true hardtop . . . bat with full 4-door convenience. Full side vision, with full-width rear doors and exclusive full- width rear windows in these cars of THE forward LOOK! THE BEST NE W CAR NEWS you ' ll find this year is in the cars of the FORWARD LOOK ' 56 . . . iio matter what the price range! Here are cars that are full of new ad- vances. Cars that bring things to you other cars do not yet have. Cars that do things for you other cars are not yet able to do. Here are cars so new and so wonderful to own you ' ll feel a new kind of pride when you get one. Cars that literally make driving or riding a new kind of joy and satisfaction. Right now, well over a million families own 1955 cars of THE FOR (F i RD LOOK from Chrysler Corporation. These owners tell us they have discovered a motoring experience that simply can- not be found anywhere else today. And now comes the second year of chal- lenge from THE FOR WA RD LOOK. NoW, for ' 56. the differences between these cars and all others become sharper still! Dealers everywhere are now showing, with great pride, the new Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler and Imperial. See them, drive them, compare them and you ' ll agree the biggest and best car news is fromTHE forward look ' 56. CHRYSLER CORPORATION PLYMOUTH • DODGE • DESOTO • CHRYSLER • IMPERIAL See Chrysler Corporatk of Stars " and " Climaxl " Thursday nights, CBS-TV 451 fc L cJLeone S k 239 ' M j 48tlx Sired, flew yorL CUij ■r.Hit ' , i Bm - J HV Ine i aldlne m and i are l lntaaeA DEPENDABLE AIRBORNE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT SINCE 1928 Aircraft Radio Corporation BOONTON, NEW JERSEY 452 Quality Diamonds FOR YOUR MINIATURE OR CLASS RING Easily Selected, Moderate in Price A Diamond Guarantee with Every Solitaire WEDDING BANDS JEWELRY SILVERWARE WATCHES LEATHER GOODS PIPES TELEVISION ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES TROPHIES LADIES FURS GIFTS OF ALL KINDS The Blue Book on display at the Cadet Store or PX Ctdtts art cordially invited to visit our Show Roams. H7.r« IN Nrw York or Chicago, come in to s, i us. BENNETT BROTHERS, INC. Diamonds, Jewelers and Silversmiths Over Fifty Years. 48 5 Fifth Ave., New York 30 E. Adams St., Chicago, HI. li 1 CHRYSLER WINDSOR V-8 4-DOOR SEDAN — BIGG EST BUY OF ALL FINE CARS THE YEAR-AHEAD CAR There ' s more that ' s new in Chrysler than in all other competitive cars combined! All new styling . . . longer body . . . sensational Pushbutton Drive Con- trol . . . New Highway Hi-Fi . . . revolutionary new Brake System . . . concealed exhaust outlet . . . Instant Heating System. These are most of the new and newsworthy advances that have made the headlines since the new models came out — all of them are exclusive with Chrysler in its price class! Not to mention the airplane-type V-8 engine and full- time power steering . . . major advances which Chrysler has had for years . . . and which com- petitive cars still don ' t have. Compare the newness of the " Power- Style " Chrysler with the other cars in its price class. See if it isn ' t the only really new 1956 car . . . with more new car enjoyment for you now. more re-sale value when you want to trade it in. Yet, if vou are aoing to buy any medium-priced car . . , even a " low cost " car with all the optional equipment . . . you can own a bigger, brawnier, more powerful Chrysler Windsor V-8 and pay no more — probably $1000 less than you think! See it at your Chrysler Dealer ' s. " PowerStyle " CHRYSLER BIGGEST BUY OF ALL FINE CARS! 453 The Industry That Serves All Industry KOPPERS COMPANY. INC Pittsburgh 19, Pa. A ARUNDEL] BALTIHORC HARYIANO Dredging Engineering Construction Sand - Gravel - Stone Commercial Slag The Arundel Corporation Baltimore 2, Maryland Brooklyn , N. Y. Miami 6, Fla. CONGRATULATIONS! from ' ' sudsy ' ' Since 1876 the ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER PARSONS AMMONIA CO. INC., NEW YORK 6 LET US POINT OUT THIS FACT Any ball or roller bearing you require for any industrial or automotive replacement purpose— you can get from BEARINGS SPECIALTY CO. 665 BEACON STREET - BOSTON 15, MASS. A complete OEM warehouse stock of Truarc retaining rings and mounting pliers for prompt delivery. Phone COpley 7-5325 Established 1919 At Kenmore Square 454 Enjoy today ' s fun . . Keeping pace with the modern trend to lighter foods, today ' s Pepsi-Cola, reduced in calories, refreshes withoii filling. Have a Pepsi — the modern, the lislit refreshment. Tlie U refreshment PEPSI-COLA NEWBURGH BOTTLING CO., INC. Newburgh, New York 455 Hj LEADERSHIP has been universally recognized in BROACHING JET ENGINE TURBINE DISCS Seventeen years ago — in 1 939 — this company took the lead in broach- ing turbine discs and other jet engine components. Through all the phases of development, and experimentation with the various metals progressively tried in those early days, Lopointe engineers actively collaborated with the prominent jet engine manufacturers. We ore understand- ably proud of our unique position in this field,andinthefactthal today our broaching machir hroache are used in plants of all the leading companies manufacturing jef en- You are invited to write for our new bulletin describing the H-P Se- ries, Horizontal Broaching Machine. Ask for Bulletin HP 54. iS hpom MCHmi tool company IHI WOIIO I OlDESI INt UIGISI MANUFlCIUtlKS or IIOtCHES ND IIOtCHIIIC MtCHIHIl In England: WATFORD • HERTS A BANK GRATEFUL That ' s right, we ' re grateful to the men ot the U. S. Military Academy at West Point who have, down through the years, added so much to our American heritage. To each member of the graduating class of 1956 we say: " Good luck and God speed. " We are confident that each of you in his own way, will add a bright new page to the his- tory of the greatest Army in the world. The FIRST NATIONAL Bank SCRANTON, PA. Est. 1863 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Sincere Good Wishes to the C add of 1956 ♦ from The Chas . H. Elliott Co. Philadelphia 32, Pennsylvania MOHAWK COACH LINES INC. DAILY BUS SERVICE To and From WEST POINT and NEW YORK CITY Compliments to the CLASS OF 1956 Deluxe Buses to Charter for All Occasions PHONE OR WRITE 149 LIBERTY STREET 74 MAIN STREET LITTLE FERRY, N. J. HIGHLAND FALLS, N. Y. Phone: Hubbard 7-UOO Phone: 6-2 )23 456 Tli y Tbz-t izeci it izp for th.e TIAKZE! - CDIFT ¥. J v ( FIKST THING you need in a car. of course, is power to spark performance. And you get that in a 1956 Buick in plenty — from big 322-cubic-inch V{5 engines that hit new highs in horsepower and compression. Dut the power under the hood must he carried to the rear driving wheels in the form of twisting force on the drive shaft. That ' s torque— the end-product of your transmission. And the higher the torque build-up— the greater the " torque multiplication " in starting and accelerating —the better the getaway and response. oo if ou want to feel take-off that leaves our breath behind you. come try a ' 56 Buick with Variable Pitch Dynallow. For in this airplane-principled transmission. Buick engineers raised the ceiling on torque to give you the best getaway yet. They did it with something the call " double regen- eration " — a new way to make flowing oil add to its own velocity. And when you use the full torque of a Buick beauty like the one pictured above, you re using the highest torque multiplication to be had in any standard- production American automobile today. Better see for yourself what that means in new thrills and new safety. You ' ll find brilliant new gelawav response in the first inch of pedal travel— plus greater gas mileage to boot. You ' ll find an electrifying new safety-surge of full- power acceleration when you floor the pedal and switch the pitch. And you ' ll find this spectacular performance blended into the smoothest-traveling, the sweetest-riding, the highest-powered and the easiest-handling Buicks yet built. Drop in on us this week — today, if you can — and judge things firsthand. " e,v Admnced I aric Buirl. build ' s lodttx. Century— optional at i hi,- Pitch Dynajlow is tlie only Ihnafloii ' I is standard on Roadmastcr. Super and lodest e lra cost on the Special. When better automobile ! built Buick will build the At a new low price — 4-Season Comfort in your new Buick wit Ftigidoire Condifionin SEE JACKIE GLEASON SEE YOUR BUICK DEALER 457 Yurchased with Yride . . . treasured nlzvays ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS John J. Courtney Co., 452 Fifth Avenue, New York Compliments of BLITZ POLISHING CLOTH « « Manufactured By AUBURN SPECIALTIES COMPANY AUBURN, NEW YORK H. R. H. Construction Corp. 16 West Forty-Sixth Street NEW YORK 36, N. Y. 458 ViO STETSON IS THE ARMY ' S . . . as it has been for more than 70 years If your Army Post Exchange can ' t supply you — Stetson will ship shoes to any officer, anywhere, on an open ac- count basis. Ask for them by number, as indicated below. The Stetson Shoe Co., South Weymouth 90, Mass. t0.3. Prcniiiim quality tall calfskin. ALSO A AIL ABLE IN: Brown Imported Albion Grain, fl275 ■jV Imported Smooth Black Calf, §1274 - Genuine Wine Shell Cordovan, 1295 FAVORITE FOOTWEAR 459 ( ompiimentd of- THE IRVIN H. HAHN COMPANY MANUFACTURERS OF FINE INSIGNIA since 1898 326 S. Hanover St. • Baltimore 1, Md. There s a good reason why those familiar words are heard so often during Graduation Days year after year, good reason is good food. Food prepared by peerless chefs for people who like to eat. Tastes even better for the service is friendly and drinks mixed to order. The pastries Home Baked. So be it Lunch, Dinner or Late Snacks, Everyone heads for... I RESTAURANT Fort Montgomery, N. Y., Route 9W. COMPLIMENTS TO Dlic CLss of 1956 JOHNSON SERVICE COMPANY NEW YORK - MILWAUKEE Manufacturers . . . Engineers . . . Contractors AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL SYSTEMS Offices in Principal Cities 460 The more perfectly packed your cigarette, the more pleasure it gives . . . and Accu- Ray packs Chesterfield far more perfectly. To the touch ... to the taste, an Accu-Ray Chester- field satisfies the most . . . burns more evenly, smokes much smoother. Firm and pleasing to the lips . . . mild yet deeply satis- fying to the taste — Chester- field alone is pleasure-packed by Accu-Ray. KING SIZE REGULAR CHESTERFIELD 3 LiccETT MvExs Tobacco Co. MILD, YET . . , - THEY aZl)0 461 SAFE NAVIGATION FOR YOUR SAVINGS Discover Our Convenient Banking Services TODAY BANK BY MAIL— You deposit or withdraw with simple forms and use convenient, jri-v postage-paid envelopes. ALLOTMENT SAVINGS ACCOUNTS-Slmply allot part of your pay to a savings account at The Seamen ' s. Don ' t take chances on spending or losing the money. bu specify the amount and each month the allotment is mailed direct to your savings ac- count here. FOREIGN REMITTANCES -Promptly and easily arranged bj ' Seamen ' s depositors who wish to send money abroad. Now ' s the time to make your arrangements with us. A call, a card or a visit will do the trick! Put Your Money To Work Now! DIVIDKNDS FRONl DAY OF DEPOSIT THE SEAMEN ' S BANK for SAVINGS Over 126 ' iears of SavinfSs Bank Service-Chartered 1829 Main Office: . ' 0 Wall Street, New " ibrk 5, N. Y. Fifth Avenue Office: 546 Fifth Ave., New Vurk 36, N. Y. CABLE ADDRESS: SEASAVE NEW YORK Afi ' mWr FedfTdl Deposit Insurance Corporation Best Wishes to the Class of 1956 from Verson Manufacturers of Ordnance Production Equipment, Stamping Presses of all Types and Related Equipment VERSON ALLSTEEL PRESS CO. 1355 E. 93rd ST., CHICAGO 19, ILL. SO. LAMAR at LEDBETTER DR., DALLAS, TEX. 462 lianli Ujoii JACOB REEDS SD S The 1956 HOWITZER Staff I Riding Ring by Pinehurst Leopard White Mink Sports Jacket by Maximilian Bel Air by Chevrolet THERE ' S MORE BEHIND THE DOOR OF A CHEVROLET Tlie " more. " of course, is that represented bv the Fisher Body emblem. For it means you are getting all the extra values— fresher line and color— new style advances like the four-door hardtop and jjanoramic windshield— sturdier, safer construction— which only long years of expert car-building, plus the latest tools and techniques, can build into a car body. 0€ Sj ound only un 1 General Motors Can CHEVROLET • PONTIAC • OLDSMOBILE • BUICK • CADILLAC 463 CLASS OF IQC6 UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY The world ' s finest, most com- plete line of metal, wood and plastic display and merchandising equipment is produced in these modern plants. A high capacity foundry for the volume production of precision and shell mold castings. Over 260,000 officers insure with confidence in United Services Automobile Association, organized in 1922, is the largest insurance com- pany exclusively serving officers of the U. S. Armed Forces with insurance at cost. All selling is by mail. You enjoy protection almost anyv here in the world where U. S. Armed Forces serve. Sowe more than 40% on Auto Insurance Save more than 25% on Household Effects Insurance i f Vani Save on large-run stampings For 85 years, Youngstown Kitchens e.xperts have spe- ciahzed in converting coni- ple.x forgings and castings into metal stampings for industry. For information, write or phone. )n engineering service Large pressed metal parts Porcelain-enamel products .ni Aend YOUNGSTOWN KITCHENS DIVISION OF AMERlCAN-e iUlifdapd SALEM. OHIO L oniptinients of a Friend 464 t Whatever your motoring wishes - you ' ll find them in one of The Ford Family of Fine Cars Variety is the spice of life— and that ' s the way people like their cars. Every year they desire new and different styles, models and colors. Ford knows this— and builds its cars accordingly. THE FORD —for years the leader in advanced V-8 power, distinctive styling and outstanding value. The one fine car in its price field. THE THUNDERBIRD —makes you want to go places. Sleek, low- silhouette styling . . . controlled V-8 power . . . a personal car of great distinction. THE BIG M MERCURY —firmly rules the medium-price class with distinctive beauty, power, and superb handling and riding qualities. THE LINCOLN —preferred for fine car luxury. A picture of easy-going graceful- ness with good highway manners and engineering excellence. THE CONTINENTAL MARK — the very finest of all fine cars — in every respect. Its quiet elegance and precision engineering are for the most discriminating motorist. FORD MOTOR COMPANY FORD . THUNDERBIRD . MERCURY . LINCOLN . CONTINENTAL MARK FORD TRUCKS .TRACTORS • FARM IMPLEMENTS • INDUSTRIAL ENGINES 465 t ' For Business . . . For Pleasure For a World of Service— YOU CAN COUNT ON AMERICAN EXPRESS Here are the world-wide, world-wise services offered by American Express . . . 315 offices in 36 nations always ready to serve you completely, expertly, whatever your needs for business or pleasure. TRAVELERS CHEQUES The best-known, most widely accepted cheques in the world! American Express Travelers Cheques are 100% safe— immediate refund if lost or stolen. You can buy them at BANKS, Railway Express and Western Union offices. MONEY ORDERS Pay bills and transmit funds with convenient, economical American Express Money Orders . . . available through- out the U. S. at neighborhood stores, Railway Express and Western Union offices. TRAVEL SERVICES The trained and experienced staff of American Express will provide air or steamship tickets . . . hotel reservations . . . uniformed interpreters, and plan independent trips or escorted tours. OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES Swift .. .convenient and dependable, other world-wide American Express financial services include: foreign remittances, mail and cable transfer of funds, and the purchase and sale of foreign currency. I SHIPPING SERVICES American Express offers complete facilities to handle personal and household effects shipments, also the entire operation of import or export forwarding, including customs clearances and marine insurance. Now in our Second Century of Servi ce Offices in Principal Cities of the World Headquarters: 65 Broadway, New York 6, N. Y. 466 I New York City Headquarters for Army men, their families and friends, for more than forty years! Home of the Hunting Room, the Cafe Bar. SHERATO • sTOR HoTEL TIMES SQUARE • NEW YORK CITY Telephone: JUdson 6-3000 • Teletype: NY 1-2715 RALPH H. FREEMAN • GENERAL MANAGER 467 CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 1956 May you never cease to draw inspiration and courage from your years at West Point — and may your dedication to the service, yield a rewarding career, and tlic continu- ing gratitude of the nation. DANIEL LIVAN CD. 216 TREMONT STREET BOSTON 16, MASS. MEMBER AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES 468 NEW ZIPPOS FOR YOU... " Beaiitif il two-tone chrome plate! Delicate engine-turned design on gleaming chrome plate. New Lossproof Zippo, choice of sports designs, or two-tone chrome. AND FOR YOUR LADY! Rich, genuine leathers! Choice of colors! New scroll design on high-polish chrome plate. New 10-kt. gold-filled, engine-turned. New models agleam with gold . . . rich models in leather and brilliant clironie . . . are ready for you now in ZIPPO — the lighter that millions treasure. Every Zippo lights always . . . even in wind and rain. Your Zippo will travel around the world with you . . . take rugged duty . . . and be equally at home at social affairs. Zippo carries this unusual guarantee — if anything ever goes wrong with it, we fix it free. No one has ever paid us a cent to repair a Zippo. Any wonder that Zippo is a treasured possession ... a cherished gift? 2IPP0 MANUFACTURING COMPANY, BRADFORD, PA. In Canada: Zippo Manufacturing Co., Canada Ltd., Niagara Falls, Ont. W. W. PLANKINTON COMPANY, INC. 11 West 42nd Street, New York 36-LOngacre 3-4240 469 The REMINGTON 60 DeCcoXC For a quick once-over-lightly before an reach for the Remington. At all fine evening date or a fast, close, easy-on-the- stores and our 120 Nationwide Shaving face, morning shave — men everywhere Headquarters. ;♦ DAY HOME TRIAL Ask your $7 TRADE-IN for any dealer about this no-risk free trial plan. standard make electric shaver. Favored by Men Everywhere! The REMINGTON OuM-M (. The complete typewriter in portable size No other portable gives you so many features for faster, better, easier typing. See the Quiet- riter at your nearby dealer ' s today. DIVISION OF SPERRY RAND CORPORATION The Oldest Firm in the United States specializing in the management of Investment Companies CALVIN BULLOCK LTD. Esfat isfied 1894 ONE WALL STREET, NEW YORK 5 Bullock Fund Canadian Fund Dividend Shares Nation- Wide Securities 470 L eya- jbe tS! with Sylvania Press 25 ' s The " gee whiz " expression that makes this picture great was caught at precisely the right second with a Press 25 by Sylvania. This all-purpose flashbulb gives the riglit light for the full range of normal picture- taking with e en a simple, fixed-focus flash camera. SYLVANIA ELECTRIC PRODUCTS INC. 1740 Broadway, New York 19, N.Y. LIGHTING ■ RADIO • ELECTRONICS • TELEVISION • ATOMIC ENERGY In Canada: Sylvania Elediic (Canada) Lid. Universily Tower BIdR-. Montreal Look for the Blue Dot ... It pays off in finer flash pictures SVLVANIA t the cross- roads of the worlds smart- est shopping and entertain- ment centre... FIFTH AVE. at 55th St., N.Y. outsells all other brands of flashbulbs combined ! sermng Amnerican all arer the §varld Wherever there is a load to be lifted Tulsa Winches will be found on the job, making any lifting or loading problem a routine matter. The extra strength and durability built into Tulsa Winches by use of better materials and excellent design moke Tulsa Winches a global favorite. Tulsa Winches ore made in a wide range of sizes and models. Tci Wmc TULSA, OKLAHOMA VKKERI nc 471 Endicott Johnson corp. manufacturers of famous ENDICOTT, NEW YORK A PRODUCT OF ENDICOTT JOHNSON GUIDE-STEP SHOES « MeetMe. . . . is a long-standing and happy tradition w college men and women. They all agree that meeting old friends — and new ones! — at The Biltmore, sets the right mood for a wonderful time in New York. There are special college rates, of course. And The Biltmore ' s a convenient, mid- town location, with a private elevator on which many an old grad has ridden from Grand Central Station. Other fine New York hotels under the same management include The Barclay and The Park Lane. 7oT rtitrvalions and rales: Dept. of College Relations, Mrs. John Hammond, D C BILTMORE Madison Avenue at 43rd St., N. Y. 17, N. Y. Charlis X Bulltr, Qeniral Manager REALTY HOTELS, INC. l arry M. JinhoU, Pnsident GENERAL® ELECTRIC Appliances FOR EXPORT REFRIGERATORS - RANGES - FREEZERS WASHERS -DRIERS AIR CONDITIONERS RADIOS-SMALL APPLIANCES GENERAL ELECTRONICS INCORPORATED Show Room - 4513 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. EM. 2-8300 Washington, D.C. WRITE FOR CATALOG K onaratutationA and J est VUlsheA io the Graduating Class of 1956 THE MANUFACTURER ' S OUTLET SALES CO., INC. MEN ' S CLOTHING 303 BROADWAY NEWBURGH, N.Y. 472 i a Ibalute to the Officers ana the Corps of Cadets WEST POINT ana Congratulations to the Class of 1956 ZIV TELEVISION PROGRAMS, INC 473 AHMED FORCES MEDICAL AID ASSDEIATION USAA BUILDING • 4119 BROADWAY • SAN ANTONIO 9, TEXAS The Armed Forces Medical Aid Associa- tion was organized as a non-profit associa- tion in 1953 at San Antonio, Texas. It was founded and is maintained for the purpose of providing service families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard with low-cost health insurance pro- tection against large medical expenses re- sulting from extended hospitalization and surgical treatment of the serviceman ' s de- pendents. To a lesser degree it also provides coverage for medication, laboratory tests, X-Ray, first aid, ambulance, maternity care (after a ten-month waiting period), and other miscellaneous hospital charges. A unique provision of policies offered by the Association is the guaranteed payment of one-half the specified amounts for hos- pitalization if the dependent is confined in any government hospital. Although in these cases the dependent is given care at " govern- ment expense, " an extended period of care can be costly. For instance, hospital sub- sistence charges, incidental family expenses, interruption of normal family life, and per- haps cost of traveling to and from a govern- ment hospital can burden a serviceman with appreciable expense for which he is not pre- pared. When one gives consideration to all the seemingly unrelated expenses incurred when dependents are hospitalized, it is easy to see why AFMAA initiated the half-pay- ment program for application when govern- ment hospitals are used. Too, if in the opinion of the military doctor the services of a civilian specialist are required in the government hospital — for which the government does not pay — the Association will pay up to the full amount shown in the surgical schedule for operations. Thus, the Armed Forces Medical Aid As- sociation is proud to join the list of non- profit associations organized for the sole benefit of service people. The Association operates on a cost basis and no profits or savings accrue to any one except the mem- bership. Any married American serviceman can secure, for his dependents, this group insur- ance covering a wide variety of medical costs. His regular monthly dues: 5.50 for wife only, 8.00 for wife and any number of children. AFMAA coverage applies everywhere. Dependents of servicemen stationed over- seas receive full coverage, whether they are with the member or remain in the United States. Thus, U. S. servicemen, at home or abroad, can provide against the emergency of dependent hospitalization in a civilian institution and against the miscellaneous costs that come up even when military facili- ties are used. Use of foreign hospitals and doctors is authorized under coverages and benefits provided in policies issued through the Association. for information write to the Association at P. O. Box 6796, San Antonio g, Texas. Board of Trustees Lieut. Gen. R. VV. Harper, USAF (Ret.) President Lieut. Gen. H. R. Harmon, USAP 1st Vice President Maj. Gen. E. A. Noyes, USA (Ret.) 2nd Vice President Brig. Gen. C. R. Glenn, USAF (Ret.) Commander R. L. McVav, USNR Lieut. Col. H. F. Schwethelm, USMC Maj. Gen. C. C. McMuiien, USAF (Ret.) Col. R. K. Simpson, USAF (Ret.) Col. C. E. Brand, USA (Ret.) Brig. Gen. M. F. Davis, USAF (Ret.) Brig. Gen. J. H. Foster, USAFR Capt. E. M. Waldron, USN (Ret.) Maj. Gen. C. C. Chauncey, USAF (Ret.) Col. C. E. Cheever, USA (Ret.) Brig. Gen. Wm. Spence, USA (Ret.) 474 Aerojet-General, America ' s leader in rocket propulsion, salutes the Class of 1956. To these men . . . symbols of American strength, guard- ians of American safety . . . Aerojet pledges unswerving support. Solid- and Liquid-Propellant Rockets for Assisted Takeoff and In-Flight Thrust Augmentation of Piloted Aircraft ■ Solid- and liquid-Propetlant Boosters and Prime Powerplants for Missiles • AeroBRAKE Thrust Reversers (SN0CMA) • Auxiliary Power Units and Gas Generators Upper-Atmosphere Research Rockets Underwater Propulsion Devices Electronics and Guidance Ord- nance Rockets ' Explosive Ordnance, Worheods, and Armament Flame Throwers • Propellants and Propellani Chemicals • Primary Batteries • Pres- sure Vessels • Architect-Engineer Services • Rocket Test Facilities A. ' ' j et e i ' al CORPORATION ASubsidiaryof iJRHW ff azusa, California The General Tire Rubber Company vHQTjnHf SACRAMENTO, CALIForma MORE POWER FOR AIR POWER 475 ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION TRANSMISSION DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS DELTA ELECTRIC, INC. Electrical Contractors 38 Winchester Street, White Plains, N. Y. WHite Plains 9-8921 MAINTENANCE " For gentlemen to whose career a uniform is an essential. " FOR THE HOWITZER Irif RAPID SERVICE ENGRAVING CO. INC BUFFALO 3. N.Y. 476 " " THE FORTUNES OF PEACE America ' s first successful long-range pilotless bomber — the TM-61 Martin Matador — is a major weapons system conceived and developed in peace- time. And it is helping to keep the peace in an im- portant way. For the Matador is in quantity production, and already widely deployed. As the first aircraft having complete interchangeability of parts, it is transport- able by air and can be delivered unassembled for stockpiling in critical outpost areas. The new engineering concept that produced the Matador has already revised many design and pro- duction standards in the aircraft industry. For this versatile weapons system is being produced at the lowest cost-per-pound for comparable production, de- spite performance requirements more severe than those for most piloted aircraft. Today, the new Martin engineering concept is re- vising the calendar on some of the most advanced flight and weapons systems projects now in the re- search and development stages. These are among the Fortunes of Peace ! r i lme u xuc KITCHENS BENDIX a fawnily of famous names CROSLEY Crosi.ey Broaix.astix; • Corporation Lycoming 7T 7 Y UVLU M MANUFACTURING s i M. CORPORATION y NZ W fOEA SPFINTFR HFATFR General Offices • 420 Lexington Avenue • New York 17, N. Y. In the field of HYDRAULIC DREDGING a leading name for over 50 years GAHAGAN and now also a leader in a new field GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS GAHAGAN DREDGING CORPORATION 90 Broad St., New York 4, N. Y. Telephone: Whitehall 3-2558. Cable: " Walgahagan " . UNIVERSAL MOULDED = PRODUCTS CORPORATION Manufacturers of: • Radio and Television Cabinets • Reinforced Fiberglas Plastics • Prime Contractors to the Department of the Army Plant: BRISTOL, VIRGINIA Executive Offices: 1500 WALNUT STREET PHILADELPHIA 2, PENNA. 478 I I I i New missile marches with the infantry Modern foot soldiers do more riding than walking. Trucks, tanks and parachutes give the infantry high-speed mobility that calls for equally mobile support weapons. One such weapon is Honest John. Developed by Douglas in co-operation with Army Ord- nance, this new missile is a free-flight rocket without complicated guidance system. It moves quickly into position on a special truck that serves both as transport and launcher. Highly accurate, Honest John can handle either a nuclear warhead or a single explosive round of enormous power. Army ' s Douglas-Designed HONEST JOHN Artillery Rocket Depend on DOUGLASJ Firs, in Aviation 479 1916 SPEKRY ' AERIAL TORPEDO, " FORE- RUNNER OF TODAY ' S GUIDED MISSILES. 40 years of Building Significant MISSILE CAPABILITY What makes a modern missile a success? IVIuch more than was required when Sperry produced the first guided missile in 1916. Since that time, Sperry scientists have specialized in all of the arts required for the missiles of today — and tomorroNA . But capability to produce missiles goes beyond arts and techniques. Capability means sufficient engineering manpower, adequately complemented by special support groups. It means experience in weapons systems ' management and the ability to set up special facilities, men and machines, for large-scale research, development and production. Sperry is currently putting its capabilities to work in six major missile systems— of all types — ranging from complete systems ' cognizance to major sub-system responsibility. There is a dynamic quality to Sperry capability which equips us to meet the weapons systems ' challenges of the future. CrROSCOPE COMPMy Jreat Neck, New York DIVISION OF SPERRY RAND CORPORATION CLEVELAND • NEW ORLEANS • BROOKLYN LOS ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO ■ SEATTLE IN CANADA: SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY OF CANADA. LIMITED, MONTREAL. QUEBEC 480 D efense is our business . . . From earliest cannon-carrying fighters to the most advanced guided missile weapons systems, Bell Aircraft has pioneered for 20 years in the design and production of new armament tor our nation ' s security. In guided missiles. Bell is prime contractor for the strategic, long-range GAM-63 Rascal and supports the missile effotts of other manu- facturers. Also, in rocket engines, Bell builds engines for its own Rascal and for Nike mis- siles and other projects. The famous Bell series of high performance research aircraft — the X-1, X-lA, X-lB, X-2, and X-5 — is supplying today ' s information for tomorrow ' s tactical planes. The revolutionary XV-3 convertiplane and Bell jet-powered VTOL (vertical takeoff or landing) promise to change the entire concept of military aviation, launch- ing an entirely new era of flight. In hot war, cold war or peace. Bell Aircraft ' s engineers, skilled factor) ' workers and modern facilities work progressively toward protecting our American way of life. National Defense has always been, is now and will continue to be otir business. GUIDED MISSILES MILITARY and COMMERCIAL HELICOPTERS Q vPrc a T CORP BUFFALO, N.Y. FORT A ORTH, XV-3 CONVERTIPLANE OCKET ENGINES 581 MODERN MACH.nWJ ,3 MARCH Idea leader in the farm macliinery field UNI-HARVESTOR Minneapolis- Mo LINE MINNEAPOLIS 1, MINNESOTA MM builds a complete line of tractors and machinery for the world ' s farms . . .tractors and power units for world industry. Information gladly sent. Your Social Headquarters at West Point For Dining — T ' tc .lonallum W illidms Room. The Sri ' iiic Gritl. I ' lir (iordi ' ii Terriicc. For Relaxation — The Down East Lounge. For Banquets and Dances — The Cresl Room. U.S. HOTEL THAYER Open To The Public William R. Ebersol, Manoger I CONGRATULATIONS .. .and GOOD LUCK! KLEIN, MULLER NORTON, Inc. Silverware • Watches • Diamonds • Jewelry 21 Maiden Lane, New York 38, N. Y. - COrtlandt 7-4590 Wherever you may be ... if you have need of our services ... we stand ready to be helpful. 482 Si I the new world of dynamics In iiianV hands lies the control of the atom . . . unbelievable power to shape the future of the world. Five operating divisions and a subsidiary are developing and producing nuclear powered submarines and aircraft; supersonic fighters and bombers; commercial air transports; atomic research; medical and power reactors; telephonic, radio, radar, television, and electronic equipment; electric motors and guided and ballistic missiles. Thus. General Dynamics, through a dynamic systems concept, is creating a posture of leadership in the atomic age. GD C-L w PA ED cv sc GENERAL. DYIMAIVIICS 4 4 5 PARK AVENUE YORK 22 483 IN THE FIELD OR ON PARADE with iDowerwind THE WATCH YOU NEVER HAVE TO WIND Tlir « irry-fre»- sdf-» imliiif; waltlil Nrvi-r ii frwounil; never iiniirrwouiul. alrr| i(Mif . Slicuk-pnUcileil. Anli- md nrlir: I iiliri-akalilr iiiaiiis| rin . Swim «ith your Mitlo ...ll «illiil ... l I «llliil nolliin ran dismay il. The mutlrrii waLrh for llii- modern i (rner. See it at tlieC.ailel Store. T ie Ambassador. 14k gold, 17 jewels. Black or while dial: 18k gold figiire.s and hands — .S27.1. incl. Fed. Tax. THE HERALDRY OF MERIT The above trademark lias earned the right to be considered as such. It signifies a dependable STANDARD of QUALITY that has always been distinctive and recognized. We are proud of this, as you men are of your career. ART CAP COMPANY, INC. 729 BROADWAY NEW YORK 3, N. Y ; THE KINGSKRAFT SEAL APPEARS ON 17 OF THE LAST 20 HOWITZER YEARBOOK COVERS. THIS MEANS THAT SOME 60,000 HOWITZER YEARBOOKS ARE PROTECTED BY THE SYMBOL WHICH COMBINES THE FINEST IN MATERIALS, SKILLFUL WORKMAN- SHIP, AND ARTISTIC DESIGN TO MEET THE TREND OF THE TIMES. KINGSPORT PRESS, INC. - Kingsport, Tennessee 484 Bold vision, bright future. In 67 free nations, spanning half the globe, Caltex supplies fine fuels and lubricants to industry, transportation, agriculture and to motoring millions. Caltex continues to invest its funds, skills and resources in such nations as these, for it is only the bold vision of today that sees the bright picture of tomorrow. PARTNER IN PROGRESS IN 67 LANDS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Serving Europe • Africa • Asia • Australia • New Zealand 485 r THEY WALK WITH A MILITARY STRIDE CORCORAN INC STOUGHTON, MASS. John A. Volpe Construction Company, Inc. offers its best wishes to West Point ' s Newest Graduates as they take their places among the ranks of America ' s military leaders. May the fine traditions which have produced our Presi- dent always guide you in your quest lor a strong and secure tomorrow for tiiese United States of ours. JOHN A. VOLPE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC Woshinglon, D. C. • Maiden, Massachusetts • Rome, Italy 486 1956 Cyf a auu tin a GDDD LUCK H. Granitz Cd. Inc. 1 NORTH AMERICAN HAS BUILT MORE AIRPLANES THAN ANY OTHER COMPANY IN THE WORLD NEW AIR SPEED RECORD MARKS U. S. SUPERSONIC SUPREMACY Year after year, record performances by Air Force pilots in North American planes help confirm our nation ' s superiority in the air. Now, the first supersonic speed record— set by Col. H. A. Hanes in a North American F-lOO Super Sabre at a faster-than-sound 822.135 m.p.h.— is powerful, new proof of our Air Force ' s Supersonic Supremacy. F-lOOs like today ' s record-holder have been delivered in quantity to the Air Force, and are now flying from U. S. Air Bases in America ' s first Supersonic Squadrons. They defend our skies as day fighters, fighter- bombers and in other specialized tactical missions. These ranks grow stronger daily with new F-lOOs from North American ' s Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio plants. Another example of the research, develop- ment and production leadership that keeps North American in the forefront of aircraft, rocket engines, guided missiles, electronics and peaceful applications of atomic energy. Engineers: North American offers challenging career opportunities. Write Engineering Person- nel Office, Los Angeles or Downey, California; or Columbus, Ohio. Engineering Ahead for a Better Tomorrow n NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, INC. 11 ' 487 HIGH HOnOd Herff Jones knows that your appointment to the United States Military Academy must fill you with pride: it is a high honor that reflects the fine quality of your character, intel- ligence and patriotism. HerfF Jones feels proud, too; because it has again been chosen tor the eleventh time in the past fourteen years — to manu- facture your West Point ring. The honor carries with it the responsibility to again justify your choice — through a class ring that excels in beauty and workmanship . . . that becomes the treasured symbol of ideals, traditions and pleasant memories. Everything that can be done, will be done by Hertt Jones to tufili this responsibility in the ring it proudly fashions for vou. HERFF JONES COMPANY World ' s Largest Manufacturer of Class Rings Eastern Division: 571 Broad St., Newark 2, New Jersey A-PINS MINIATURES WEDDING BANDS PHILADELPHIA GEAR WORKS, inc. manufacturers of: ordnance and speed reducers, marine gearing, LimiTorque valve controls for push-butfon operation of valves and bulkhead doors, etc. " gear manufacturers for over 60 years " ERIE AVE. and G ST., PHILADELPHIA 34, PA. NEW YORK • PITTSBURGH • CHICAGO HOUSTON • LYNCHBURG, VA. ' Registered B. J. YORK MOTOR CO., INCORPORATED Oldsmob ' de - Cadillac {Parts and Service) 8-10-12 Lander Street Tel. 1700 Newburgh, New York New Car Showroom 354-56 Broadway Newburgh, New York Tel. 5076 Used Car Lot 345-49 Broadway Newburgh, New York Tel. 6314 488 fiz- -t: aa-zud. EX " eWorld speed and altitude record holder for single stage rockets . . . RMI rocltet powered Martin Viking high altitude research rocke . • Missile boosters and sustainers • Aircraft powerplants • Ordnance rocket propulsion • Special propulsion devices • Launching and ejection devices • Auxiliary power units • Boundary layer control Another First in rocket engine design and performance . . . Sikorsky HRS-2 helicopter tquipped with RMI Rotor Rocket auxiliary power. World speed and altitude record holder for piloted, aircraft . . . RMI rocket powered Bell Xl-A. Like the high altitude missiles its rocket engines have powered, Reaction Motors, Inc. has covered a great distance in a short time. As America ' s pioneer rocket engine producer, RMI gave this country its first practical liquid- propellant rocket powerplants and has engineered many barrier-breaking " firsts " in helping to keep our country strong. Q aj aa ar I ft jtea oi i fA 3n£ e i fi •tiiMir REACTION MOTORS, INC. Denville, New Jersey Affiliated with OLIN MATHIESON CHEMICAL CORP. 489 GOVERNMENT PRODUCTS DIVISION YOU CAN AoN RHEEM RHEEM Manufacturing Company — Government Products Division Downey, Calif. ' San Pablo, Calif. Washineton, D.C. Philadelphia, Pa. • Burlington, N.J. ( onaralulationS to ROGER R. REDHAIR Editor-in-Chief of the Howitzer HARRY W. CRANDALL Business Manager of the Howitzer and to Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc. for the splendid work they have done in producing this newest Howitzer, in which we have been proud to have a small part. J. F. TAPLEY CO. Bookbinders Long Island City — New York 490 ) 491 a lift for the HOWITZER vEnroL -(-iLZctcL t (lotpozatlon. MORTON , PENNSYLVANIA A round the dock ivith Sexton k ' r4— 7-1 " ' , r Errrji lime thr rhri ticks Sexton Foods are Acim sr ml io pleased gimix wifligreaicrprofd y onaratulationS and d est lA ldfied to the CLASS OF 1956 KEYSTONE ALLOYS COMPANY Latrobe, Pennsylvania 492 IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND . . . a complete military transmitting and receiving station weighing about one pound! . 1= The " battle maneuvers " illustrated above disclose a new dimension in military communication, made possible b modern transistor developments. In his hand the officer holds an RCA Transceiver, a complete radio trans- mitting and receiving unit — the small- est 2-way FM radio ever built. The entire walkie-talkie is only 6 " x 3 " x I ' g " in size, with weight, including battery and all accessories, of about 20 ounces. The men in the field listen to " battle instructions " over tinv receiver units built inside their helmets. With a range of about a quarter mile, the RCA Transceiver can be pre-set for any frequency between 45 and 52 mcs. Only two controls are used and no tuning or adjustment is neces- sarv during normal use. The receiver is an all-transistorized superhetero- dyne and the transmitter comprises two transistors and one tube, both contained in a single unit. The feather-lightness and miniature size of the transceiver and receiver make it possible, for the first time, to extend communication to the indi- vidual level. It is another instance of RCA ' s constant search for new and better ways of doing things elec- tronically. Demonstration and con- sultation with RCA field engineers throughout the world are invited. Call or write. RCA Ultra-Miniature H FM Transceiver compared with AN PRC-10 (Walkie-Talkie) TYPICAL MILITARY APPLICATIONS Tactical communications between squad and platoon leaders and higher, also with individ- ual soldier or marine Military police and sentry duty Air and sea rescue (unit in survival kits) Guided missile installations (before and after take-off) Communications between maintenance crews, fire crews and between crew and control tower edical work (litter bearers to field hospitals) . . ond hundreds of others. DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS RADIO CORPORATION of AMERICA CAMDEN, N. J, 493 t Takes To Pro V v ' ■ Publishers of the HOWITZER for the Classes of 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 (January), 1943 (June), 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956. More Than Printer ' s Ink duce a ' ' Howitzer ' ' , . . It takes thoughtful planning for beauty of design and economy of production. 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Special Rates For Cadets And Officers niDire m HEUI VORK AT THE GATEWAY TO TIMES SQUARE 600 cheerful rooms, private baths -many with air-conditioning, TV, and radio. Adjacent garage. Air- condltioned dining room, coffee shop and cocktail lounge. Wrife R. K em, Soles Mgr. Phone CO umbus 5-7400 HOTEL EMPIRE BROADWAY at 63rd ST. 496 mm INDEX TO ADVERTISEKS Page Admiral Corporation 491 Aerojet-General Corporation 475 Aircraft Radio Corporation 452 Alligator Co., The 439 American Express Company 466 American Machine Foundry Company 420 Armed Forces Medical Aid Association 474 Army Mutual Aid Association 417 Army National Bank, The 448 Art Cap Company, Inc 484 Arundel Corporation, The 454 Atlantis Sales Corporation (French ' s Mustard) 486 Auburn Specialties Company 458 Avco Manufacturing Co 478 Avis Rent-A-Car System 426 Baker, Jones, Hausauer, Inc 494-495 Barclay Hotel, The 428 Bearings Specialty Company 454 BeU Aircraft Corporation 481 Bennett Brothers, Inc 452 Best Foods, Inc. (Dress Parade) 446 Biltmore Hotel, The 472 Bristol Manufacturing Corporation 444 Buick Motor Division 457 Bullock, Calvin 470 Cadillac Motor Car Division 423 California-Texas Oil Company, Ltd. 485 Chevrolet Motor Division 431 Chrysler Corporation and Subsidiaries .451 Chrysler Corporation, Sales Division 453 Cities Service Oil Company 434 Coca-Cola Bottling Co., of N. Y., Inc. . 438 Continental Can Company, Inc 424 Continental Motors Corporation 433 Convair Division of General Dynamics Corporation 425 Corcoran, Inc 486 Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc 444 Courtney Co., John J 458 Darling Company, L. A 464 Delta Electric, Inc. 476 Dodge Division, Chrysler Corporation 419 Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc 479 Elliott Company, The Chas. H 456 Endicott Johnson Corporation 472 Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation 449 Federal Services Finance Corporation 428 First National Bank of Highland Falls 444 First National Bank, Scranton 456 Fisher Body Division 463 Pane Florsheim Shoe Company, The 439 Flour City Ornamental Iron Co., The 446 Food Machinery and Chemical Corporation 447 Ford Instrument Company, Inc 442 Ford Motor Company 465 Freddy ' s Restaurant 460 Fuller-Brush Company, The 440 Fulton Sylphon Division, The 448 Gahagan Dredging Corporation 478 General Dyna mics Corporation 483 General Electronics, Inc. 472 General Motors Corporation .435 Granitz Company, Inc., H. 486 Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co., The 448 Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation 421 Hahn Company, The Irvin H 460 HaUicrafters Company, The 422 Harris, Upham Co 424 HerfF-Jones Company 488 Hoffman Laboratories, Inc 443 Hotel Empire 496 Hotel St. Regis 471 H.R.H. Construction Corporation 458 Johnson Service Company 460 Keystone Alloys Co. 492 Kingsport Press, Inc 484 Klein, Muller Horton, Inc 482 Koppers Company, Inc 454 Krementz Company 428 Lapointe Machine Tool Co., Inc., The 456 Leone ' s Restaurant 452 Liggett Myers Tobacco Co. (Chesterfield) 461 Lippman, Inc., B 476 Manufacturers Outlet Sales Co., The 472 Martin Company, The Glenn L 477 Mason Hanger — Silas Mason Co. . . 446 Merriam Company. G. C. 444 Meyer, Inc., N. S 442 Mido Watch Company of America, Inc 484 Minneapolis-Moline 482 Mohawk Coach Lines, Inc 456 National Bank of Fort Sam Houston 442 National Guard Association of the United States 443 Newsweek 450 North American Aviation, Inc 487 Parker House, The 439 Parsons Ammonia Co., Inc 454 Pepsi-Cola Company 455 Page Philadelphia Gear Works, Inc 488 Philco Corporation 437 Plymouth Division, Chrysler Corporation 427 Pontiac Motor Division 441 Radio Corporation of America (Engineering Prod. Div.) 493 Radio Corporation of America (Victor Division) 430 Rapid Service Engraving Co 476 Reaction Motors, Inc 489 Reed ' s Sons, Jacob 462 Remington Rand, Inc 470 Republic Aviation, Inc. 429 Rheem Manufacturing Company 490 Riggs National Bank, The 447 Rogers Peet Company 433 Schwarz, Inc., Francois L 496 Seamen ' s Bank for Savings, The 462 Sexton Company, John 492 Sheraton-Astor Hotel, The 467 Sinclair Refining Company 440 Spalding Bros., A. G 442 Sperry Gyroscope Company, Inc 480 Sports Illustrated (Time, Inc.) 418 Stetson Shoe Company, Inc., The. . .459 Stock Construction Corporation 434 Sullivan Company, Daniel F 468 Sullivan School 446 Sylvania Electric Products, Inc 471 Tapley Company, J. F 490 Tulsa Winch, Division of Vickers, Inc 471 United Services Automobile Association 464 United States Rubber Company 436 Universal Moulded Products Corp. . .478 U. S. Hotel Thayer 482 Verson Allsteel Press Company 462 Vertol Aircraft Corporation 492 Volpe Construction Co., Inc., John A 486 Wembley, Inc. 440 West Point Taxi Service 496 West Publishing Co 434 White Studio 432 Willys Motors, Inc 445 York Motor Co., Inc., B. J 488 Youngstown Kitchen Division 464 Zippo (W. W. Plankinton Company) .469 Ziv Television Programs, Inc 473 Zodiac Watch Agency 433 497 [ T Au

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