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»j L •r ♦ ■m m I ■ i --y . • ' • X ' V - ff l .- i:f ' :iv.Vri ' ' ' ufi ' is? Wit " u kwi " ! ?- (HiMaiTPRai . ii ' m .■.:M) h:m m The West Point Class of 7968 was born on a hot summer day in the 163rd year of the Military Academy. On that July First, 997 young men laid their civilian pasts behind them and strode through a gran- ite archway into a strange new world. There we were received by immaculate- ly uniformed figures who introduced us to the profession to which we had de- cided to dedicate our lives. Totally bewildered by our new sur- roundings, we realized that we were a long way from becoming the dashing military figures we had imagined our- selves as, and which we knew the public would expect us to be. Our new guardi- ans, however, wasted no time, but quickly began the task of molding us in their own image. And as that first day drew to a close we marched with timid pride to Trophy Point where, before the admiring eyes of families and friends, we raised our hands, repeated a few solemn words, and . . . we were cadets. On that day we began a course that would end four years later when we were commissioned as officers of the United States Army. This book is a chronicle of those four years. Its words and pictures tell the story of our class. And although the story is specifically that of the Class of 7965, it belongs, in a larger sense, to all cadets: For specific events and customs may change over the years, but the history of one class re- mains, in many respects, the history of all classes. In particular, those classes which follow immediately after us will find that our story is very nearly their own. Thus it is that in these pages will be found not only cadets of the graduating class, but also those of the present underclasses. THE HOWITZER has been entrusted to the Class of 1968 for one year, but it re- mains a publication of the Corps of Ca- dets. 1968 HOWITZER PLEBE SECTION YEARLING SECTION cow SECTION 166 FIRSTY SECTION 222 b LYNDON B. JOHNSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HONORABLE CLARK M. CLIFFORD SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HONORABLE STANLEY R. RESOR SECRETARY OF THE ARMY GiSAlW ' ■1 P ' H 1 1 J t 1 BL ' ' ' 1 B K ' iM H H H Hf ! TTTTT I . r Tr _ H I IHI HHA m g GENERAL EARL G. WHEELER CHAIRMAN OF THE |OINT CHIEFS OF STAFF GENERAL HAROLD K. lOHNSON CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY MAJOR GENERAL DONALD V. BENNETT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY Major General Donald Vivian Bennett was born in Lakeside, Ohio in 1915 and after attending Michigan State College for two years entered the Class of 1940, United States Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation he was commissioned a Lieutenant of Artillery and was assigned to the 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Trained in desert combat, he saw action in Africa and Sicily, where in 1943 he took command of the 62nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion. He served with the 62nd during the Normandy Landing and sub- sequent European campaigns until the end of World War II. In 1946, he returned to U.S.M.A. as an instructor for he Department of Tactics. By 1955 General Bennett had received degrees from both the General Staff College and the Army War College. Shortly thereafter, having served as Chief of Staff of the 3rd Armored Division, he was assigned to the Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Department of the Army and served for two years as a member of the United States Delegation to the NATO Military Committee and Standing Group. In 1962 he took command of I Corps Artillery in Korea and served in that capacity for 13 months. He returned from Korea to become Director of Strategic Plans and Policy in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations in Washington, D.C. after which he returned to West Point to become the 47th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. General Bennett ' s decorations include: Distinguished Service Cross; Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster; Distinguished Unit Badge; Europe, Africa, Middle East Campaign Medal; American Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; and the Korean Service Medal. BRIGADIER GENERAL BERNARD W. ROGERS . THE COMMANDANT OF CADETS Bernard W. Rogers was born in Fairview, Kansas, in 1921. After attending Kansas State College for one year he entered the United States Military Academy, where upon graduating in June 1943 he was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry, hlis early service included duty with the 70th Infantry Division, on the staff and faculty of the United States Military Academy, on the staff of the High Commissioner to Austria in Vienna, and with hieadquarters, Sixth U. S. Army. , From 1947 to 1950 General Rogers attended Oxford University, England, as a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a bachelor of arts and master of arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Upon his return from England, he served on the staff of the Commanding General, U. S. Army Field Forces, Fort Monroe, Virginia, prior to attending the Infantry Officers ' Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, 1951-52. In June 1952 he was given command of the 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment in Korea and participated in the V inter-Fall Campaign of 1952 and the 3rd Korean Winter Campaign. At the end of 1952 he joined the staff of the Commander in Chief, United Nations and Far East Commands in Tokyo, Japan. Upon graduating from the Command and General Staff College in 1955, General Rogers joined the 2nd Infantry Division as commander of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington. In June 1956, he was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Staff, U. S. Army in Washington, D. C, serving for two years with the Coordination Group and one year as Executive and Senior Aide to the Chief of Staff. After graduating from the U. S. Army War College in I960 he served as a battle-group commander and Chief of Staff of the 24th Infantry Division in Germany before being reassigned to the Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, in September, 1962. Until May 1963, General Rogers was a military assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and then served as Executive Officer to the Chairman until 1966. hie spent the period from November 1966 to August 1967 as Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Infantry Division in the Republic of Vietnam and on 15 September 1967 returned to West Point to become the Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy. General Rogers has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters. Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with " V " device and oak leaf cluster. Air Medal with " V " device with 35 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Vietnamese National Order, 5th Class, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with 2 palms. 15 BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN R. JANNARONE 14 16 THE DEAN OF THE ACADEMIC BOARD Brigadier General John R. Jannarone was appointed Dean of the Academic Board after seven years as a Professor of Physics ' and Chemistry and one year as head of the Department of Physics and Chemistry. He graduated first in the Class of 1938 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. In addition to receiving the Bachelor of Science degree from West Point, he holds a Master of Science degree from California Institute of Technology and a professional degree in engineering from Columbia University, hie has done additional graduate work at American University and Stevens Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Army Engineer School, the Chemical Warfare School, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. General Jannarone ' s military service during World War II included duty as Commanding Officer of the 293rd Engineer Combat Battalion and as Assistant Engineer of the Eighth Army in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. He later became a member of the Manhattan Project Staff which handled the Atomic Bomb Development Project. Shortly after the war he returned to the Academy as an instructor and Assistant Professor in Physics until 1950. Following a tour of duty as Assistant District Engineer at Los Angeles, General Jannarone was transferred to Tulsa, Oklahoma whe e for three years he was officer- In-charge of a study group which prepared a long-range plan of development of the land and water resources of the Arkansas, White, and Red River basins. Immediately prior to his present tour at West Point, he was assigned for a year to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where he supervised program review and analysis activities in the Office of the Chief of Staff. General Jannarone ' s decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. 17 I PLEBE YEAR We came to West Point that first morning with mixed feel- ings of apprehension and antic- ipation. After initial processing in the gymnasium, we were taken in small groups to Central Area. An enlisted man accom- panied us as far as the friendly side of a sallyport, aimed us through, and with a low ' ' Good luck ' left us to our fate. At the other end we were formally welcomed to West Point, as have been so many others be- fore us, with the cordial words, " Drop that bag! " i I 20 " And you ' ll notice sir that nny hair is shorter than any of theirs. " 21 Our new universe, we quickly discovered, was one of shouting faces, running feet, and straining chins. Our welcoming comnnittee was made up of 250 evil dispositions wearing uniforms. After being thoroughly coached in the art of dropping suitcases we learned, in rapid succession, to stand at attention, salute, and report. The last skill was put to an immediate test during our first pleasant encoun- ter with the company First Sergeant. Then began a seemingly end- less succession of trips to various widely scattered stations, each journey punctuated by a chat with our friendly neighborhood Red Sash Man. Sir, New Cadet First Sergeant 22 " You ' ll like the trim continental cut this year, and of course they come with matching coat and ac- cessories. " In this manner we visited the cadet store and other supply points from which we re- turned bent under the weight of bulging barracks bags. We went to the barber shop, where merciless shears sent treasured vesti- ges of civilian life tumbling to the floor. And, as a prel- ude of things to come, we went to drill instruction, for we had to learn enough to face our public for the first time that afternoon in for- mation. , , a little off the top, please. ' First man through. i f| e$ f( oltfou tliefal ,j ,Ju V JIM $liafp,i H H H ...Iff fflilKan B H Hj hnk H R H wfide H H Mid (0 Bs H could [ K i wear , 24 Eyes front, chest up, thumbs on seams of trousers, and chin in . . . Why are they all so angry . . . Pick up that hag . . . But why do they want me to . . . sharp, Mister, you ' re at West Point now . . . I thought Dad said I would enjoy military . . . to the man in the red sash for the . . . I said pull your neck in . . . wonder what Gloria is doing . . . Mom said to stand near the outside so she could get a pic . . . I . . . do solemnly swear . . . And so that first day, like all days, came to an end, and as Chaplain l Ford gratifyingly point- j ; »4| r; ■ ' " .v ed out, that day could £l ;y ' -y t J( r . v: never happen agam. And who could guess the thoughts that ran through our heads as we lay in our bunks that nights Will we ever for- get that day? But it was over, and another on the way. 25 l ' Rl Upper Right: The uphill trot to the obstacle course is a perennial favorite. Bayonet training taught us the aggressive spirit of hand-to-hand combat, and allowed us to release our pent-up hostilities. Beast seems almost like a dream now, but it was real enough at the time. After the initial shock had worn off, the days settled into a routine of drill, calisthenics, lectures, and myri- ad other diversions. To break the monotony, there were planned group activities such as shower and clothing formations — grand old in- stitutions now lost forever. Bayonet training taught us the aggressive spirit of hand-to-hand combat, and allowed us to release our pent-up hostilities. 26 During the first day we had been introduced to our squad leaders for the first time. For the next eight wee cs these in- dividuals and their Second Detail counterparts would at once be slave drivers, big brothers, and mother hens. Our early impressions and much of our future attitudes as cadets would depend on them. Not for at least two years, when we ourselves stepped into their shoes, would we fully realize the magnitude of their task. Having thought of ourselves as a fairly intelligent lot, we were surprised to learn that there were vast quan- tities of essential information of which we had been totally unaware. Being in complete accord with our upperclass advisors that such a deficiency should not go uncorrected, we soon made Scott ' s Fixed Opin- ion, the Definition of Leather, and much similar lore part of our permanent repertoire. In so doing, we be- came thoroughly acquainted with the Plebe Bible, and many midnight sessions by the light from the halls made the bond a firm one. 28 Bugle Notes Probably the least-known but most-disliked group of upperclassmen in the Corps is the In- sidious staff of Bugle Notes, for it is they who de- velop and publish the little bible with which the unsuspecting plebe becomes so familiar during his fourth class year. Under the leadership of editor Ed Hobbs and OIC Major W. S. de Camp, the 968 staff strove to add new dimensions to Bugle Notes by including in it many of the customs, egends, and traditions of the Corps previously unpublished. Also, the patches and ribbons sec- tions, as well as many of the illustrations, under- went major revision. It is hoped that 72 enjoys the inheritance bequeathed to it by ' 68. 29 One of the longest-remembered parts of Plebe Year is of course the dining proce- dure for freshmen. We quicl ly discov- ered that we had much to learn about proper table decorum in the Cadet Mess. Meals at West Point are often described in official publications as ' ' family style ' ' , but from our seats at the foot of the table we often wondered whose families ate like this. 30 These expeditions provided opportunities for us to prac- tice basic individual combat techniques, like we had al- ways seen in the movies. Spe- cial attention was given to teaching us the soldier ' s most important skill, the effective use of his weapon. 3( Some of the biggest highlights of that first summer were the field training exercises. We often took long walking tours, the better to ap- preciate our beautiful campus and its environs. 32 These expeditions provided opportu- nities for us to practice basic individual connbat tecliniques, like we had always seen in the movies. Special attention was given to teaching us the soldier ' s nnost important skill, the effective use of his weapon. ' - V ..V • •• »• J 33 RIFLE CLUB Under the able guidance of SGM A. J. O ' Neill, Army ' s experts in the use of the basic infantry weapon, slightly souped-up of course, shot their way to another spectacular season. Following the example of " Hawk-eye " MacLane, the club president, the team defeated all comers in intercollegi- ate competition and placed several men in the top brackets in the National, and First Army Open Tournaments. With the " hotshot " bunch of underclassmen that is coming up this year, the rifle team ' s championship act will be better than ever next year. ji. Beast Barracks culminated with the Plehe Hike, a day long trek over hill and dale, but mostly hill, to the far corner of the reservation. At Lake Frederick a three-day vacation of sorts awaited us. This was our first opportunity to relax a bit as a group and get to know each other. But the sleeping, sunbathing, movies, and shows were soon over with. As we marched bac to West Point, we knew that Beast, our first big obstacle, was behind us. Ominous warnings, howev- er, led us to expect little improvement of our lot. 36 West Point became a teeming anthill of activity as its sons returned from all over the country. Reorgy week was like the first day all over again. Having been accustomed to a numer- ical advantage over our tormentors, we now found that there were three snarling upperclassmen for every one of us. The big event for us that week came one afternoon when we marched onto the Plain. Passing in review for the first time with the Corps, we heard a tune that was to become a part of our lives. The ' ' New Cadet ' ' changed to " Cadet " , and in spite of our lowly position we could not but feel a measure of pride at having been formally accepted by the Corps, into the Corps. 37 Completion of Beast Barracks certainly did not portend any new life of ease for mennbers of the Fourth Estate. But it was an important milestone. And at this juncture, we are pleased to introduce THE CLASS OF 1971 eaTt» ill js iSTK23S rli -l,S U j5 ' :iS, ' s ' ?- - 38 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Mohr. W.; Bolce, L.; MacDonald, H.; Anderson, R.; B rry, T.; Ebbesen, J.; Liberty. M.; Chiles, J.; Thomas, S.; Cron, P. Second Row: Collins. R.; Nelson, P.; Jones, W.; Arnold, A.: Alexander, G.: Clary, R.: Costner, R.; Hoover, J.; Houseward, T. Third Row: James, K.; Helnbach, C; Wernle. J.; Barneby, S.; Clevenger, D.; Kesle Atchli E.; Fewel, R. FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Bearden, W.; Larsen, S.; Kelly, M.: Bendas, M.: Brelthaupt, M.: Lovell, J. Second Row: Benedict, W.; Capica, J.; Wler, W.: Petersen, G.; FInberg, P.; Glad- ney, R. Third Row: Pierce, R.; Schrantz, J.; Russell, J.; Knauss, K.; Libby, K. Fourth Row: Albo, J.; Grossman, T.; Young, O.; Miller; King, W.; Sivess, G. Fifth Row: Higley, W.; Smith, D.; Halloran, J.; Bremer, A.; Hoslcins, C; Chabot. J. Not Pictured: Forstrom, R. 9 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Andreini. J.; Price. J.; Haynes. T.: Moses. S.; Hagenbeck, F.; Rice, S.; Stevenson, J.: Dole. J.; Stockstill. B.; De- Parle. D. Second Row: Sinnnnons. B.; Sherfey, L.: Moore, C; Carter, J.; Melesky. J.; Renaud, W.; Weidner. G.: White, S. Third Row: Bryson. J.: Billy, D.; Hesser, S.; Knowles, J.; Cox. J.; Kolding. J,; Lewis. R. Fourth Row: Diehl. W.; Bridges, R.: Drag- stedt, C; Gilbert, R.: Barber, D.; Hill. H. Not Pictured: Fox. J. D-1 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Johnson. G.; Anderson. R Patrick. H.; Arnnogida. C; Eberle, J Forsyth. F.; Timmers. C: Reitnour. R.; Lacy, N.; Guerland, D. Second Row: Musser, R. Ferris. D.; Ryan. M.; Hastings, L; Carr. W. Hanner. J.; Drummond, R.; Cattl, L.; St. Gei main, R. Third Row: Weiss. R.; Hartley. J Pyles, W.: Duckworth. R.; Baumann. R Pasturzak, A.: Bartley. B.; Palmer. F.; More head. H.; Gorski, D. fimiV:, ' ' ■ Lro, i [n 0.: s.. ; . M, M. 40 Front Row: Floyd, J.; LeMieuz, L; Wilcox, S.: Wenlter, D.; Wood, E.; Berry, T. Second Row: Lundy, R.; Spears, J.: Doepke, G.; Curry, D.: Shin, I.; Sundin, E. Third Row: Fischer, M.: Martin, T.; Karhuse, K.: Fenske, E.; Hanks, S.; Donham, C. Fourth Row: Hogue, B.: Robinson. J.: Parker, T.; Cranda S.; Grazioplene, J.; Hindes, C. Fifth Row Keene. R.; Daniels, P.; Waida, L: Graf, R 4! G-1 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Clifton, H.; Faddis, C; D son. J.; Carpenter, D.; Hernnann, R.; Mase R. Second Row: Barbuto, R.: Lamborne, W. Rucker, S.; Lynn, W.; Singletary, W.; Sa bata, W.; Dean, R. Third Row: Willecco. J. Wharton, P.: Gall, J.: Nichols, J.: Creek more, T, Fourth Row: Jones, J.; Wlesler, R.; Metcalf. D.i Kennedy, S.; David, B.: Runte, W. H-1 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Pawllcki, R.; Thomas, J.: Navin, L.: Nead, B.: Milner, G.: Jorrey, D. Second Row: Perry, D.; Hardman, E.; Williams. C. Sadoff, J.: Scott, J. Third Row: Singer. H. Bapple. J.; Wagner, D.; Rosenberg, S. Walker, W.: Hester, L. Fourth Row: Swan nack, C; Hood. J.; Turner. D,; Wise. W. 42 A-2 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Goqel, R.: Cerami, J.: Olson, D.; Allaire, R.: Cogan, K.; Stith, M.; Fay, K.: Fox, A.: Bene, J.: Moffett, T. Second Row: Godwin, R.r Edwards, J.: Harrison, C; Gruss- meyer, J.; Bazzie, E.; Bishop, R.: Rudzinskyj. B.; Breznovits, R.; Goodwin, R. Third Row: Payne, A.; Dzieciolowski, J.: McKinney, R.: Freeman, R.; Evers, E.; Maples, M.- Gal- lagher, H.: Forest, J. I FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Niumpradit, B.: Anderson, J.: Hictol J.; Bell, D.: Cullina, W.; Becbr, D. Second Row: Levine, J.; Lewis, D.; Hart- man, M.: Kitt, T.: Mattfeld, W.: Franzino. M. Third Row: Moss, T.: Sroka, E.; Lind- strom, C: Metz, T.: Pyrz, T.; Holcombe, J. Fourth Row: Schroeder, L.; Richter, T.; Rau, S.; Carraway, W.: Keith, G.: Masciello, M.; Heinz, W. Fifth Row: Leininger, C.; Danielson, D.; Nichols, G.: Benedict, C.; Miller, R.; Hughes. J. Mrl rJ 43 C-2 FOURTH CLASS Fro nt Row: S ith, P. Schwa tzstel n, H.; Kul- ict J.; Nast asi. M ; Kopp, D.; Rowe, R.: Grant. P .: Reed, J. Second Row Laliberte, P.; Schooley, T.; M cintyre. D.: Brooh, J.: Est rella, A.: Rhy e. D.; William . T. Third Row: Duke, D.; Miller, P ; Mitchell, S.; Mc Ree. M.: Rice D.: Mlln e, D. • Rassmus- sen , R. Four th R ow : Marsa a. J : Sanders, R.: McGrath , C Selllck, K.: Bauer, B.: D-2 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Foltz, D.; Dawson. M.: Phelan, M.; Kelly, L.; Hubner. R.: Marriott, C. Second Row: Ritchie. M.: Burrell. T.; Cooney, R.: Colbert, W.: Hitchcock, F.: Clark, H.: Brown, J. Third Row: Moore, R.: Hale, G.: Taylor, C; Chappel, O.; Register, R.; Mc- Clelland, G.: Thayer, H. Fourth Row: Reiley, W,; Tetu, W.: Phernambucq, S.: Erickson, M,: Neyland, M.; Wright. G. Not Pictured: Amos, D.; Friel, J.; Weinstock, J,; Nelson, P.: Wielkoszewski. A. fOUR 44 d, Row: Reynolds, P.; : Jones. G.: Kobes. K.: Pen- hallegon. W.: Fitzgerald, R.: Wenlcic, L; Vagt. L. Third Row: Hardage. Q.: Hacknnan, Wynn. D.; Beard, J.; Cardine, C. Fourth Row: Brown, U.: Garrett, G.; Arietti, J.; Fate, R.: Turner. T. Fifth Row: Grigg, J.; Nickel. G.; McDonald, P.: Wall, H. P. I FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Ashworth, R.; La Casse, T.; Leclaire, R.; Greenshieids, J.; Lord, W.; Roark, M. Second Row: Kruthers. C; Worth- ington. G.: Kaler, S.; Howard, G.; Hllller, M.; Odom, D. Third Row: Howell, R.: Bearchell, D.: Smith. B.: Crlstler. M.; Dudley, A.; Ireland. R. Fourth Row: Peterson. K.: Mc- Keon. T.: Jowell. M.; Ingram. J.; Jensen. A.; Hughes, C. Fifth Row: Turk, J.; Marks. S.: James, G. Not Pictured: Van Busklrk, M. 45 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Sutton, S.; Jonah, W.: Maday, R.: MacDonald, G.; Root, P.: Sitler, D.; Baker, D.: Trabue, W.; Donahue, T.; Jensen, N. Second Row: Piper, D.; Lower, P.; McLaughlin, J.: Joslln, M.; Kinder, L.: Hetzler, K.; Dlertes, J.: Grant, D.; R.; Bond, D. Third Row: Tyndall, R.: Doyle, J.; Elder, D.; Edelen, J.: Lindeman, J.; Liss, R.; Williams, R.; Litchfield, R. Not Pictured: Peterson, T. FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Kruthers. T.: Kotzebue, D.: Meth- ered, J.: Nldo, L.; King, D.; Wake, C; Ken- dall, J. Second Row: Mac Aaron, R.; Morri- son, J.: Hopkins, M,; Plrkle, D.; Vann, T.; Hoelscher, W.: Carper, W.; Harris, D. Third Row: Humphrey, D.; Nelson, D.: Chavara, J.; Lohr, S.; McKenney, R.: Payne, R.; Runge, J. Not Pictured: Mitchell, J.: Davis, L. 46 A-3 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Thompson, J.: Gates, R.: Bald- win, F.: Bifulco. F.; Lambert. R.: Gaffney, G. Second Row: Rowland. D.; Weldon. C; Fligg, W.: Burch. A.: Corrlngton, B. Third Row: Eccleston. D.: Bennett, S.: Merrill, D.; Brown, W,; Hess, M.; Schmieder, J. Fourth Row: Deets. J.; Barber, R,; Boesch. G.: Mor- ash. P.; Bolz. H. Fifth Row: Plugge. P.: Shoe- maker, J.; Relter, C; Reeder, H.; Oliver. R. FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Aaron, A.; Walter, J.; Jones, R Dente. G.; Elliott. R.; Smith. D.; Phillips, G Morrison, J.; Heffron. R.; Satchell. R. Se ond Row: Leja. S.: Johnson. D.; Bracey. H Thomason. T.; Hedtke. R.: Scarano. J.; Ade man. J.: Baldwin. W.: Cox. T. Third Row Frink, J.; Ferguson. C; Ryder, R.: Gitt, K. Gilbreath. R.: Current. J.: Place. J.: Sciolet- ti, D. Fourth Row: Horton, J.: Kelley, R. McGuire, T. 47 48 1 C-3 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Lilley. J.; Harrison, S.: Grant, P.: Mondadori, R.; Oakley, P.: Gorczynski, J. Second Row: Ford. J.; Schrubbe, G.; Bren- nan, K.; Van Winkle, H.; O ' Brien, G.: Ber- berich, J.: Erlandson. M. Third Row: Wood, S.: Chiacchia. L.; Bond, J.; Enwright, C.- Landis, K.: Thompson. R.; Lentini, A. Fourth Row: Bergman, L.; Verigan, E.: Munden, R.; Presley, S.; Lister, G.: Jacobson, R.; Nelson, L.: Von Seggern. K. i J D-3 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Hughes. C; Varnas, L,: Beard, M.; Field, W.: Patterson. D.: Albright. D.; Shoemaker. C; Jenckes. J.: Mirakian. S.; Rose, J.; Meier. D.: Fitzharris. L. Second Row: Watson, T.; Arney. D.: Cooch, S,: Sin- clair, W.; West, J.; Schrader, H.; McMon- agle, D.; Knight. R.; Wyman. F.; Reese, M. Third Row: Towns. T.; Stotler, R.; Fothergill. W.; R ' chardson. M.: Pjesky, S.: Gllmore. G.: Rini, T,; Hartllne, R. Not Pictured: Ridder. W. hr: ■■WW 50 ASS Front Row: Kunzig, T.: Watts, W.: Swetman, D.; Shadeil, M.: Bates, N.; George, B. Sec- ond Row: Teesdale, T.; Drake, P.; Sakas, E.: Alchermes, B.; Threatt, A.: Anderson, D. Third Row: O ' Neill, P.; Bantsolas, J.; Kowal- Ik, T.; Abrahamson, D.: Montrone, T.: Flana- gan, K. Fourth Row: Wray, T.; Hotze, W.: Camp, R.; Cummings, M.; Sullender R. Fifth Row: Babic, W.; Mansager, B.: Fraaza, G.; Fasi, P.: Carper, R.; Baker, G. FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Rhyne, J.: Kelley, M.; Bernard, W.; Gerrish, R.; Nelson-Palmer, M.: Wed- dle, P. Second Row: Speight, T.; Currie, W.: Dailey, D.: Joklnen, H.: Armbruster, R.; Bellveau, P. Third Row: Benham, C: Barnabel, R.: Haisin, D.: Buck, J.; Caswell, B.; Andrew, P. Fourth Row: Johnson. R.; Schneider, G.: Mannle, T.: Pazak, T.; Howard, D.; Mathers, W, Fifth Row: Miller, M. r G-3 FOURTH CLASS Fro it Row: Conrad, J.: Fosness. R.; Mc- He ry, J.; Seitz, J.; Litwin. B.; Mason. J. We man. M.: Steele, D.: Burns. C; Yako- vac J. Second Row: O ' Brien, J.; McNulty M.: Vaughan. R.; Keith. J.: Smith, R. Hu ter, M.; Bergantz, J.; Mohn, R.; Hutchl- son D.; Waddington, P. Third Row: Church G.: Jensen. E.: Whitfield. R.; ReischI, T. Ken ipfe. R.: Post, N.; Shuff, W.: Raymo. M FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Nelsen, D.: Smyth. D.; Wing J.: Cascinl, M.: Hays, A.; Tomasulo. R. Riggen, R.: DeMoya. R. Second Row: Hoff mar, T.: Thompson, J.; Sansone, J.: Ryan M.: Grant, W.: Ciferri, M.; Cox, M.; Wald haus, J. Third Row: Garner. P.; Enners. R. Norris. B.: Heller, M.: Beach. P.: Cafaro, T.: Landgraff J. Fourth Row: Ehlers, W. Munoz. L.: Barr, R.; Worthington, R.: Wright S. 52 ' ■•« I: Mt- ' - " m, J.; ms. C: Vilo. ' . J.- UMk i- S«itlv 1,: ) » »■• Hilct. «.: Held, I, W.; laym i ' A-4 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Barlovic, W.; Erwm, N.: Mann W,; Fowler. D.; Hazeltine. J. Second Row Anderson, W.: Baber, S.: Ewing, W.; Brown, D.; Bracey, S. Third Row: Peterson. D. Werthmuller, R.; Oqren, J.; Duckworth, W.: Lennox, W. Fourth Row: McQulstlon. B. Schnabel, A.; Socea, L.: Babayan, .: Spiezia, J. FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Gerlach, D.: Morgeson. J Church, G.: Russell, S.: Ackerman, B. Set ond Row: K. Kardonsky, L.: Wade, R Nichols. W.: Zimmerman, R.; Roberts. B Richardson. D. Third Row: Buckowsky, J Fitton, R.: Bryce. C: Ives, A.: Klevecz. J Smith, T. Fourth Row: Albano, J.; Phlllippi H.; Emery. M.; Berry, G.; Dempsey, P. Ferguson. T.; Knight. R. 53 C-4 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Sapp, B.: Sutter, S.: Watlcins, H.: Spohn, E.: Annis, J.: Erb. R.: Schlener, D.; Pohl, C. Second Row: Bayar, C; MerkI, L.; Rivette. P.: Pegg, J.; Droegemueller, F.; Deltrich, G.: Lennon, B.; Greer, W.: Deck- ard, C; Mura, S.; Han, D.; Robinson. L.: Suermann. T.; Cottington, K.; Smith, D.; Scales, R. D-4 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Cummins, G.: lacchei. J.: Aram ian. M.: Sapp, W.: McConaghy, J.; Baker A.; Seaman, R.: Wright, W. Second Row Koontz, J.; Maddox, C: Vaughn, S.; Col llns. C; Hitchcock, W.: Marsh, S.: Davis. L Pingel. J. Third Row: Lindsay. S.; Richards H.: Schwei. J.: Streeter, D,: Haskins, R. Peterson, W.; Shlvely, R.: Harmless, M. 54 Front Row: Foqarty, J.; Durgala, J.: Hol- combe, R.; Rocl , A.; Shoii, D.; Schlesinger, J. Second Row: Kulbick, R.; Pitts, J.; Powell, C; Mason, G.; Ogiivy, T.: Moore, J. Third Row: Peterson, C; Windell, F.; Pogue, E.; Cole, P.; Hartlein, K. Fourth Row: Bare- foot, G.; Lewis, S.; Wamsted, M.: Tighe. T. Not Pictured: Clarke, J.: Cleaver, T.; Cul- len, G.: Durrum, F.: Jons, H.; Page, J.; Rentz, R.; Schooley, J.; Sparks, W. FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Corn, D.; Wilson, C: Finnegan, P.; Patterson, A.; Howard, J.; Kloeber, L Second Row: Werner, R.: Procopio, R.; Alle- meler, D.; Coughlin, D.: Brodeur, D. Third Row: MacNeil, J.; MacLaren, D.: Denz, S.; McNally, J.; Terrell, T. Fourth Row: Stock, G.: Vlahovlch, G.; Killpack, R.; Parrot, W.; Andersen, P.; Kendall, F. Fifth Row: Hop- kins, F.; Mabry, G.: Miller, D.; MankowskI, J.: Quinlan, W.: Libershal, C; Halvatgis, R. G-4 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Mussa, M.: Ruberacker, L.; Den- Adel, P.: Plummer. W.: Sabbert, C. Second Row: Gordon, K.; Rueble, J.; Teehan. M. Lautermilch, C; Kelly. M,: Passanante, J. Harvey, R. Third Row: Gange, V.: Godwin L.; Walters. J.: Cupak, M.; Matwiczak, K. VIk, R.; Short, R.: Stell, L Fourth Row Szczepanski. J.: Warwick, M.; Keiser. R. Godfrey. W.; Wenzloff, G.; Snyder, F. Walker, J.; Crowe. J. Not Pictured: Lainis T. H-4 FOURTH CLASS Front Row: Warner, J.: Wood. K.: Kaden L.; Ludrick, R.; Borcheller. O.: Dodge, R Second Row: ONeil. P.: Theaux. T.: Full, ton. T.: Pillasch. D.; Mason. T.: Vicen. P, Third Row: West, W.: Fogarty. J.: Gooden S.: Spivey, H.; Keiley. R. Fourth R. Marshman. S.; Hosack. C; Lincoln. J.: Dyne, T.: Smoak. A.; Monastra. J. Fifth Row: Pfen ning. P.; Visinski, J.: Yrazabal, M.: Williams C. 56 «, L; Dem- C. Second !«liin. M.; imnte, J.; .: Godwin, weal, K.; lurtli Row: Keiser, R.; inyder, F.; ' id: Uinls, i aTiH|qtpRj»«nKK - 57 With summer ' s end a new crisis con- fronted the hapless Plebes of West Point, one that for most of us would be the biggest challenge of all! . . . ACADEMICS. me(lio( [liefiof [femWf 58 lies. v Burdened ' neath mountains of books, we stumbled into a bewildering new world of STM ' s, question boards, and exotic languages. Behind the moats and battlements of Thayer Hall our in- quisitors impressed upon us the mag- nitude of our ignorance, and as therapy for the same introduced us to the most prominent 150-year old instructional method in the world. Having survived the horrors of Beast, we now learned to tremble at the command, ' ' Stagger desks! ' ' » mtH 59 THE ACADEMIC BOARD Front Row: COL J. D. Blllingsley, Brig. Gen. J. R. Jannarone, MAJ Gen. D. V. Bennett, Brig. Gen. B. W. Rogers, COL E. R. Helberg. Second Row: COL R. S. Day. COL E. C. Cutler, COL F. C. Lough, COL E. V. Sutherland, COL C. R. Broshous, COL G. A. Lincoln. COL J. S. B. Dick, COL W. J. Renfroe, COL C. H. Schilling, COL P. G. MacWllllams, COL J. H. Voegtiy. COL E. A. Saunders. i Ha: Sm teiitint io ji 60 DEAN ' S STAFF Front Row: LTC Manley E. Rogers, Associate Dean; Brig. Gen. John R. Jannarone, Dean of the Academic Board: LTC John W. Mastln, Assistant to the Dean. Second Row: MAJ Robert W. Giuliano, Assistant to the Dean: MAJ Lewis C. Ranch, Assistant to the Dean; MAJ Walter W. Kastenmayer, Assistant to the Dean; LTC Arthur H. Blair, Assistant to the Dean; MAJ Bruce C. Johnson. Assistant to the Dean. EDUCAT ONAL RESOURCES AND TECHNICAL DIV S ON r. , ■ , 11 liW ' ' - lOB- Mr K Sir ;• wr- wf —-9 m fH ' T H| Ikpf ' fiN Kffai ' " ,.. ' ' iiii fj .. ' P " ' " fl K -a B R . H ' fe lESKn s jse _jm m . mmiwmni. Front Row: MAJ John R. Parker, LTC Frank B. Tennant, Jr.. MAJ Robert A. Leach. Second Row: CRT Leo J. Mansi, Jr., ILT Stephen B. Fischer, CRT Edward Preston, CRT James R. Hannigan. 62 AND SION MAI 1l il 1 ■i " -- ' 63 r MATHEMATICS COL. J. S.B.DICK From the first ' Take Boards " Plebe year to the last " Cease Work " yearling year, the Department of Mathe- matics had to be one of the most studied courses we had, mainly because we had it about twice as much as we did anything else. Each night as we prepared ourselves for the upcoming battle with " Green Death " or " Morrill ' s Marauder " we prayed for the nonexistent " stay back " , knowing full well that the " friendly Math Department " was waiting for us. But armed with our slide rules and C.R.C. ' s and battling every foot of the way, we managed to make it through Plebe and Yearling years. For some of us it was the end of the long rough road, but for others, the next two years held the cherished " Take Boards " that could be heard coming from the Advanced Calculus rooms. Front Row: LTC D. F. Garvais, MAJ V. G. Grande. Jr., LTC T. C. BlelicH. COL G. W. Blxby, COL J. S. B. Dick, COL W. H. Karstedt, LTC D. H. Cameron, LTC G. W. Medsger, MAJ P. G. P. Eliot. Second Row: MAJ J. R. Strickland, MAJ R. H. Gates. CPT H. B. Coulter, MAJ E. E. DeMaris, MAJ V. J. Gongola. MAJ W. R. Johansen, MAJ R. E. Works, MAJ W. Echevarria, MAJ M. J. Conrad. Third Row: MAJ W. T. Zaido, III, MAJ I. R. Mechtly, Jr., MAJ R. H. Allison, MAJ J. R. Matteson, LTC E. A. Daggit, MAJ J. R. Hocker, MAJ G. L. Richardson, MAJ B. F. Stout, MAJ R. N. Bierly. Fourth Row: MAJ E. Valence, Jr., MAJ W. F. Chamberlain, MAJ J. W. Searles, CPT P. G. DombrowskI, CPT B. M. Cowan, MAJ W. M. Lewis, Jr., MAJ R. S. Yelverton, MAJ D. F. Maurer. Fifth Row: MAJ A. P. Blasco, MAJ W. J. Skinner, MAJ R. C. Lee, MAJ J. E. Flscus, MAJ F. H. Griffis, Jr., MAJ P. MakowskI, MAJ H. P. Johnson, MAJ E. S. Lynch, MAJ J. G. Felber, Jr., LTC T. H. M. Crampton. Sixth Row: MAJ C. D. Richards, MAJ R. A. Gagliano, MAJ R. E. Miles, MAJ J. E. Brown, MAJ H. J. Skidmore, Jr., MAJ M. L. Popovich, MAJ G. C. Mitchell. MAJ M. J. Dwyer, Jr., MAJ C. R. Domeck. MAJ C. H. Spence, MAJ E. V. Karl. 64 6B EARTH, SPACE, AND GRAPHIC SCIENCES COL. C. R. BROSHOUS = Probably the best liked Department during our Fourth Class year was the Department of Earth, Space and Graphic Sciences. But for everything pleasant we must give a part of ourselves and the " haven " of plebe year was no exception. After trudging six flights of stairs, twice a day, three times a week, we played engineer in the morning and lost ourselves in the realms of space (dreamland?) in the afternoon. But no matter where we are, whether it be on a youthful mountain top, or on a matured river, we will always remember Colonel Broshous and his cheerful band. Front Row: LTC K. R. Ebner, MAJ J, Hubbard. LTC G. W. Kirby. COL C. R. Broshous, LTC W. C. Smith, LTC W. B. Rogers, MAJ L B. Rodenberg. MAJ W. V. Harris. Second Row: MAJ A. G. Pokorny, LT D. P. Martin, LTC J. E. Fox, MAJ N. H. Williamson, MAJ J. H. Jones, MAJ L. R. Hayden. Third Row: MAJ L. Allen, LTC A. L Erickson, MAJ G. B. Rogers, MAJ L. K. Moraski, MAJ G. D. Tebben, MAJ J. R. Harrell, LTC M. E. Kallman. Fourth Row: MAJ D. W. Reeves, MAJ D. A. Hufnagel, MAJ M. D. Schoonmaker, LTC J. B. Garver, LTC A. C. Blggerstaff, MAJ A. G. Bolvln, MAJ D. I. Walter, MAJ J. E. Sobraske. Fifth Row: MAJ R. L. Reynard, MAJ R. L. Stone, MAJ C. C. Thudium, MAJ J. B. Cooper, MAJ G. Z. Demers. Sixth Row: MAJ L D. Hammond, LT P. S. Justus, MAJ J. R. Jenkins, MAJ R. E. Littlefield, MAJ L. G. Smith, MAJ R. Foye, MAJ J. M. Davis. Not Pictured: LTC R. E. Wallace, MAJ T. P. Graham, MAJ E. K. Wintz, MAJ T. F. Plummer. 66 ' fourtl, u 67 ENGLISH COL E. V. SUTHERLAND That grey day, now dim in our memories, when we first joined the Long Grey Line, we became quite aware of man ' s ability to communicate. We could not wait for the academic year to begin so that we could learn to communicate more effectively. We soon discovered that the English taught in the classroom was not the same as the English demonstrated In the barracks. After nine months of concentrated study of " classroom English, " with emphasis on format, we were sure that we knew all there was to know about it. hlowever, Yearling year showed us that we were not yet experts. Those of us who survived Yearling English had a year and a half of peace before our last encounter with the foe. This last battle was worsened by thoughts of cars, gradua- tion, and marriage. Victorious in the end, we know that English has been one of our most rewarding courses — in fact we may even use It someday. Slmroe, Jr., MAJ F. J. Calverase, MAJ W. S. May, MAJ C. W. Sullinger. MAJ F. R. Stevens, Jr.. CPT E. B. Elliott. Fifth Row: MAJ P. L. Stromberg, MAJ J. H. Coreth. Not Pictured: LTC D. C. Ahearn; CPT J. H. Hafner. 68 I cars, fo couries-I I w w . 5 • ' ' ' L v. -. ' -.-t ' TS . 69 COL. W.J. RENFROEJR FOREIGN LANGUAGES For our first two years as cadets, we were plagued not only with relearning the English Language, bui also with learning a new language. The goal set for us was the ability to communicate in a foreign country. The accom- plishment was the tri-weekly torture of losing tenths without understanding why or how. After two years, the plague ended for most of us. (Those who had not yet learned how to ask where the bathroom or bar was) — The better ones continued their language Instruction with electives during cow year. The course however, will prove to be Invaluable. We are now confident that we can talk our way through a foreign country, so long as it ' s the right one_ 3 M Front Row: MAJ Clary, W. P.: MAJ Shimek, J. E.. II; MAJ Alvarez, S.; LTC Reiner, H.; COL Renfroe, W. J.. Jr.; LTC Dunne, D. T.; LTC Lima-Camara, A. J.; LTC Crowley, E. F.; LTC Vandersllce. R. D. Second Row: MAJ Dunlcelberger, W. F.; LTC Stacy, T. J.; LTC Gallant, G. W., Jr.; LTC Ross, J. R.; Mr. Saldivar, S. G.; LTC Knight, J. D.; LTC Hook. J. F.; Mr. Viollel. C; MAJ Hightower, L. V., III. Third Row: MAJ Prultt, D. B.; MAJ O ' Neill, K. J.; MAJ Bell, R. E., Jr.; MAJ Meckel, P. S.: MAJ Santilll, J. F., Jr.; MAJ Bohman, J. E.: MAJ Tyler, E. S.; MAJ Jambon, O. A. Fourth Row: MAJ Neal, J. O., Jr.; Dr. Tiller, F.; MAJ Fisher. J. W.; MAJ Schiemann, R. J.; LTC Rears, J. T.; LTC Freedman, E. P.; MAJ Moore, R. R., II; MAJ Buell, W. C. V.: MAJ Toole, J. C. Fifth Row: Mr. Chang, J.; MAJ White, L. G., Jr.; MAJ McNerney, D. A.; MAJ Lynch, J. F.; MAJ Loeffke, B.; Mr. Garcia. F. C. H.; MAJ Grubbs, E. F., Jr.; MAJ Kepler, J. D.; MAJ Schmidt, P. B. Sixth Row: MAJ Wilmoth, F. L.; LTC Olsen, C. A.; MAJ Sampson, J. B.; Mr. Maltzoff, N.; MAJ Thomas, M. 70 OFFICE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION COL. F.J. KOBES From the first bloody nose in Plebe boxing to the last gasping yard of the PCPT mile " Firstie " year, the Office of Physical Education has been with us. Plebe year they offered a mul+itude of different activities: Boxing, Swim- ming, Wrestling, and Gymnastics. Of course, if you were lucky enough to validate one of these, you could get a brief but sweet introduction to Yearling Year P.E. which offered handball, squash, and volleyball. As well as teaching us something about individual sports, OPE taught us, through intramurals, the values of team sports. Never one to give up an opportunity to help us enjoy ourselves, OPE was there at Buckner and June encampment to give us first hand practice in Instructor Training. And we will not forget how the Obstacle Course, Physical Fitness Test, and Physical Combat Proficiency Test, right after a long week- end, gave us the opportunity to develop a strong competi- tive spirit and a sense of self pride in our personal cojiditionlng. Front Row: LT D. P. Jeffery, MAJ B. E. Powell, Mr. M. A. Johnson, Mr. G. S. Parcel, Mr. J. M. Palone, MAJ J. J. Burcham, MAJ O. L Langford, MAJ T. J. Mortensen, CPT G. H. Williams. Second Row: CRT R. D. Clarke, Mr. L. A. Alltz, Mr. H. J. Kroeten, CPT S. G. Truesdell, MAJ J. L. Anderson, MAJ R. Degen, LT H. A. Friedman, MAJ B. B. McDonough. Third Row: MAJ W. D. Mead, MAJ M. D. Isacco, LTC R. J. Herte. LTC R. G. Ziegler, Mr. H. J. Veix, Dr. L. O. Appleton, Mr. W. F. Lewis. Fourth Row: Mr. G. W. Llnck, Mr. R. E. Sorge, CPT D. M. Parker, LTC M. A. Clapp, COL F. J. Kobes, MAJ C. R. Johnson, MAJ J.. A. Keutmann, LTC W. R. Gosseft. Not Pictured: MAJ C. J. Garvey, MAJ W. J. Weafer, Mr. J. B. Kress. 72 1 K w k. 1 ii K ' Happy Hour 73 74 Not the least of the joys of Plebe Year came at the hands of OPE, where those who survived the various water tor- tures could enjoy the healthful benefits of gladiator training. And we would soon learn to love the semi-annual steeplechase through the gym. J 75 For those interested enough in some of the academic subjects to want to pur- sue their interest outside the class- room, there are extracurricular activi- ties that provide this opportunity. Here are some of the organizations that give enlightening presentations at West Point and, in upper class years, the chance for a trip or two away. RUSSIAN CLUB The Russian Club has been a growing, dynamic society in this past year. With Dave Knecht at the reins, the club had more projects, trips, and things to do than ever before. Fifty Years of Communism, a play directed by Andy Weilkoszew- skl, was the master work, but trips to Washington, New York, and several girl ' s colleges in the area added the zest that makes any club go. Bruce Parry and Jack Reed, the behind-the- scenes men, were helped immeasurably by others like Russ Roux, Jim Narel, Mike Cerrone and Jim Stettler. With this past, we bid our members " dos sved- ania " . 50 DAYS 20000 MILES in the Soviet Union DISCUSSION SLIDES IhjHAJPLUMMU 1910 MONDAY 16 OCT Electricity Ucture HoN .Bortlett Hall SNHSMCOm tkeftUSSIAN CLUb ALL INTERESTED CADETS ARE IMVITED GERMAN CLUB Working closely with the officer representative. President Barry Hittner obtained an additional trip to Washington, D.C. for the German Club. That trip, along with the traditional- trip to the Steuben Society provided good opportunities for " Bruder- schaft und Bier trinken! " The juniors can perhaps help add variety to next year ' s meetings by at- tempting more meetings such as this year ' s " Oktoberfest. " Good luck to next year ' s Club, and all firsties going to Deutschland! 76 " ' K. and " " « atea Mii!nii.t|,e. ' liy ofliers tioi sved. Its SPANISH CLUB The Spanish Club, under the leadership of Mike Ruiz, club president, sponsored several activities and discussions to stimulate interest in Latin America. Particularly beneficial were the discussions led by officers of the Foreign Area Specialists group and trips to the Inter- American-Defense College where cadets were allowed to take part in seminars dealing with the defense of the Western Hemisphere. Through these activities a better understand- ing of Latin America, its peoples, its customs, its language, and its significance to an army officer was obtained. ASTRONOMY CLUB During AY 1967-68 the Cadet Astronomy Club, headed by Major Reed L. Stone and Cadet Tony Ambrose, engaged in a myriad of activities. Among the more sophisticated projects undertaken by members were celestial photography through the Club ' s Questar telescope and the instrument in the Bartlett hiall Observation Dome, and astronomical observation utilizing closed-circuit television. An extensive renovation of the clubroom was completed, and monthly meetings featured informative lectures by Club officers and astronomy instructors. The real highlights of the year ' s activities were the trips which included visits to the Hayden Planetarium, Philadelphia ' s Franklin Institute and Fels Planetarium. 77 78 MATHEMATICS FORUM Under the leadership of President John Throclc- morton and the supervision of Officers-in-Charge Major Valence and Captain Skinner, the members of the Mathematics Forum delved Into the intricacies of the mathematical world. An educational and en- joyable year was had by all who participated in the program which consisted of monthly lectures by instructors from the academic departments, com- plemented by trips to Vassar and New York City. CHINESE CLUB Newe -t of the Academy ' s Language Clubs, the Chinese Language Club h gd a highly successful first year, fv eetlngs Included ilms on Nationalist China, lectures by our civilian nstructor Mr. Chang on aspects of modern China, and several guest lectures. Members (all 25 of them) h ad the benefit of expanding their appreciation of the Language and culture in New Yor k ' s own Chinatown. FRENCH CLUB The Impact of France and French culture can be found In many areas In the world today. The French Club sought to help its members become more familiar with this French influence. Trips to New York City were an opportunity as well as a pleasant diver- sion. The club Invited several officers to meetings to share their experiences with the French military forces and as travelers In France. A highlight of the year was the trip to the College Mllitaire Royal at Saint-Jean, Quebec. A variety of films complemented the agenda. The efforts of the club officers and QIC Maj Schmidt, and especially the active interest of all members, combined to make this year an enjoyable and rewarding one. PORTUGUESE CLUB The Portuguese Language Club, under the guidance of pres- ident Marv Wooten and the auspices of OIC Maj. Grubbs, undertook to broaden the cadets ' cultural understanding of the Braslllan people and language by means of a well-rounded pro- gram. The agenda for the year Included lectures on the develop- ment of the Brasillan society, attendance at a formal ball sponsored by the Brasllian Center in New York, and participation In numerous other activities designed to promote understanding of the problems inherent in a growing nation. An attempt was made to insure that all activities were informative, as well as enjoyable, for all concerned. 79 Along with new adversities, our first fall at West Point also brought a few pleasures, and the anticipation of more. We let off steam at rallies and football games, and that sport also pro- vided our first opportunities to venture back into the outside world. The romantically inclined enjoyed hops and shared pints of ice cream in Lee Hall. For those with no nearby social contacts, the Holland Tunnel was available to the daring. r I CADET HOSTESS Located deep below Lee Hall Is the office of the Cadet hlostess, a quiet port in the storm of cadet life. Inside this parlor-like office we find the three mothers of the Corps, Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Eyster, and Mrs. Schandler (not pictured.) Through the able management of these wonderful ladies, accommodations at the Hotel Thayer and in the surrounding area, beautiful dates, and an extensive schedule of hops and dances are coordinated into the relaxing social life that Is offered to the Corps every year. 81 The highlight of that first fall was the win over Navy in Philadelphia. This victory ended a long dry spell, and happy cadets celebrated ap- propriately. And then, yes, it was Christmas, and the Plebes of ' 68 were going home. As we left, we . could feel the granite foundations of West Point trembling at this outrage to tradition, but we didn ' t look back. 82 1 I- " ' Mi ' ) I at tii ' s ve didn ' t Returning reluctantly from Christ- mas Leave, we plunged into the first of eight semi-annual term- end ordeals. This cathartic process squeezed from us everything we had learned, and often every tenth we possessed. It was not a happy time, for some did not make it, and friendships that had grown firm through months of hardship were severed. Sadly, we knew that there was nothing to do but close the holes in our ranks and press ahead. 83 And So, Thankfully, Time Passed Sljje t)xf oxk xmt$. RANGER TAKES CLOSE-UP MOON PHOTOS REVEALING CRA TERS ONL Y 3 FEET WIDE; DA TA GAINED ON LANDING SITE FOR MAN U.S. PLANES ATTACK NORTH VIETNAM BASES; PRESIDENT ORDERS ' LIMITED ' RETALIATION AFTER COMMUNISTS ' PT BOATS RENEW RAIDS U.S. Wins Two Events and Beats Russians. 36-30, in Olympic Gold Medals BASKETBALL TEAH KEEPS ITS CROWN 3 " 84 85 But the Weeks Came and Went CHURCHILL IS DEAD AT 90; THE WORLD MOURNS HIM; STATE FUNERAL SATURDAY U.S. URGES O.A.S. TO SEND JOHNSON SWAMPS GOLDWATER . j. , ,-r.p . „r.p, , „ _ __ AND KENNEDY BEATS KEATING- AN INTER-AnERlCAN FORCE DEMOCRATS WIN LEGISLATURE ff JQ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC KHRUSHCHEV OUSTED FROM TOP POSTS- BREZHNEV GETS CHIEF PARTY POSITION AND KOSYGIN IS NAMED NEW PREMIER 86 And the Months Fairly Flew B y. Spring leave arrived. We found our- selves in sole occupation of the cadet domain, and were pleased to show our campus to visiting parents and girls. 88 I visited West Point for the first time at Spring Leave during Bill ' s Plebe year, and I had a wonderful time. The boys kind of ruled the place because they were the only ones there then. Every day was different for me — especially when it snowed! ... in March, of all things! You know, West Point is a lot bigger than I expected, and it ' s even bigger when you are on foot. I had thought Bill was kidding when he said to bring walking shoes. Talk about walking — the boys had to run back to the barracks every night because they always stayed to the very last minute. The long overcoats didn ' t make it any easier for them, poor things . . . but they must sacrifice for the girls. I really did like the uniforms — so impressive! But the one with all the buttons is not the most comfortable to dance with. The parade was cool. I didn ' t really know what was going on, but I took lots of movies, and guess what! They were all double exposed. I was sick! I had always thought that West Point was going to make Bill grow up, but I guess it won ' t. He was just as silly and crazy as ever, but that ' s O.K.— that ' s the way I like him. GRETCHEN KREIG Baton Rouge, Louisiana Fiance Class of 68 89 90 Then, with the gradual onset of warmer weather, we realized that it was almost, as we like to say, all over. At last, recog- nition; it felt just as good as we had thought it would. And then — home, for a glorious month of making up for lost time. ) almost Uecog- ive fiad - horn, lauplof 91 u -J ' Jje : .. m ' T i ytA ' I»»« ' = YEARLING YEAR 93 High above the river, a spar ing blue gem set in the Hudson Highlands, is Popolopen ia e. It was here that the Yearlings of ' 68, from the four corners of the country, returned for what we had been assured would be the best summer of our lives. Here, in an almost summer camp setting, without a gran- ite wall in sight, we would work and play for two months in an atmosphere quite different from that at West Point. ' : 94 95 I Each branch got a crack at us, although it seemed that the Infantry took its turn several times. We were allowed to romp and stomp to our hearts ' content through the green hills of Orange County, New York. In squad and pla- toon tactics we maneuvered tirelessly against that vicious, cunning universal enemy, the Aggressor. 96 ■•S " ' lfl5«!»»fe ' " • liVN ' i, : ' • The airmobile exercise treat- ed us to a scenic helicopter tour of the West Point area, and demonstrated that even the foot soldier, who for centuries has taken pride in his wretched estate, can look forward to better things. 97 When Armor ' s turn came, something new had been added: instead of com- ing to us, the blitzkrieg branch invited us to its own parlor. For a week we roared around Ft. Knox, Kentucky on the backs of iron dragons that belched noise and fire and had little respect for natural vegetation. Zipping through the turns of the Knox Grand Prix, we were pleased to discover that, with power steering and automatic shift, a tank handles just like the family sedan. i 98 . I, m TT 99 100 1 _ . J 1 ■m PV 1 «k k ft% . • ' T ■ ' ■ J ' " :fe ' f £ . r wKHf lSfiSff-- ' . ' J - Vl JB k fm S s w ?JBr -: tm, - ' ' ? ' ' m sL — -iif " , . " » VaWi lafiiir 101 For those who had found little satisfaction in the blank car- tridges and empty recoilless rifles we had been carrying endlessly, Artillery offered a chance to unleash some real destruction. With a large array of hostile automobile bodies and painted rocks to engage, plus such inviting targets of op- portunity as Anthony ' s Nose and the Bear Mountain picnic area, the artillerists of ' 68 rap- idly absorbed the fundamentals of the Greatest Killer on the Battlefield. 102 lift; ' ' The Signal Corps taught us the value of battlefield communications. Much to the consternation of wirepower men everywhere, the airwaves became billed with such new code words as ' ' boodle ' ' , " hot skinny " , and " white trou " . We couldn ' t call home on our handy portable communications cen- ters, but some resourceful individuals discovered that local TV stations came in loud and clear. 104 105 With complete impartiality, the Engi- neers devoted equal time teaching us to build things and to blow things up. Most of us already knew better than to think too seriously about becoming Engineers. But we enjoyed the training anyway and, through practical exer- cise, learned that no obst acle is too wide to be bridged; no area too secure to be mined and booby trapped. 106 u 107 " . " " .y v= . itKZjm ' liyf ■ ' » , ' - ' ■ ' 108 Whether you liked it or not, there was no denying that Recondo was the high point of the summer. Under the firm hut kind tutelage of highly articulate guest lecturers from Ft. Benning, we took a one-week cram course in hand- to-hand combat, mountaineering, am- bushing, raiding, and similar disci- plines essential to the education of the properly trained officer. Our memories of Recondo will always be happy ones of rain, sleepless nights, sour-tasting swamp water, and red rocks, culminat- ing with the acrobatic graduation exer- cises above and within Popolopen Lake. ■ n rhTT - 109 ' ' ' ' M BI ) i k ! HB I u] i rBb K Ik j I? :;k i . ' ' A i - . l ejimiM -Jt ' . ' S- Mm: BL. ' ' Hl ' ' Point Number One, on rappel . . . Growl, Recondos! . . . twenty-four, twenty-five, Recondo! . . . pass up the count . . . Whatcha ' gonna do now, Recondo . . . requests permission to execute the confidence slide . . . ! 10 4 vli It is often said that a lieutenant and a map are a dangerous combination, and this was ominously borne out as the land navigation committee had us groping and stumbling, by day and by night, through the trackless interior of the West Point reservation. The weap- ons committee familiarized us with more of the tools of our trade as we filled the air with various types of ord- nance. - -H. ' ; V 4 J i ' , -S -: I :., tf Other branches also got a crack at us, including the Medics, Transportation Corps, and Chemical Corps, which demonstrated very convincingly to tearful yearlings that it had the right stuff to deal with rabbits or cadets. i 112 I ' . y....z. When OMI wasn ' t keeping us busy, OPE took over the job. Rising early to greet us, they helped us start off our day not only on the right foot but at the double time. The best thing about rev- eille runs is that the worst part of the day is over within a half hour of awak- ening. We were also provided with an obstacle course (to help us feel more at home) and a highly imaginative confi- dence course, guaranteed to either im- prove one ' s confidence or destroy it al- together. And Instructor Training taught us that there is more to leading PT than the ability to count to four re- peatedly. 114 But let not the impression be given that it was all work at Camp Buckner. Year- ling summer offers more opportunities for recreation than any other time at the Military Academy. Lazy afternoons spent on the beach or under the brown boy i according to individual prefer- ence, allowed us to recuperate from the effects of training. The more ener- getic had access to many sports in and out of the water. I 15 Buckner was the perfect place to enter- tain the ladies. An evening at the movies, a quiet canoe ride, dancing on the beach, a tender momentout on ' ' The Walk ' ' — all these we will remember, as well. The highlight of the Camp Buckner social season is a three-day round of festivities, deeply rooted, naturally, in West Point tradition. Tor many of us, this will remain a golden moment of our cadet days. 116 117 d With Buckner behind us, the Class of | 68 prepared to go back to school: some with feelings of gloom, others, of relief, but all eager to try out life as West Point upperclassmen. As we look back to this point in the history of our class, it seems an appropriate place to introduce the present Third Class, the CLASS OF 1970 Front Row: Cass, J.; Montieth, F,: Hartman. L.: Linn, P.; Backman, R.: Harris. P. Second Row: Reitz, J.: Sasperini, R.: Zollo, R.; Campbell, W.; Cumiskey. W.: Hannigan, T.; Pratt, D. Third Row: Wehrle. D.; Crawford, S.; Kuljngowski, M.: Carlson. J.; Day, W.; Dixon, P.: Goodier, K. Not Pictured: Dock- ery, G.: Pedersen. W.: Roland. J.: Rosen- blum. D. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Hunn, J.; Green, R.; Johnson, M.: Baltimore, P.; Bunch, P.; Swain, S. Sec- ond Row: Biddle, J.; Morgan. R.: Boehm, J.; Carman, T.; Wood. S.; Thompson, R. Third Row: Norrls, D.: Ward, J.; Herring, D.: Fricks. T.; Terry, P.; Kuehne, C: Wagener, C: Marcello. J. Not Pictured: Price, W.; Lazzerl, J. 119 Front Row: Morrison, R.; Bryarif, J.; Basfa. R.; Doyle, R.; Avery. J.: Zeper, B.: Woloski, S. Second Row: Newcomb, C; Leckerllng, J.; Richard. P.; Al- Starner, S. Third Row: Cater, W.; Brandmeyer, D.: Olson, W.; For- Roberts, H.: Viehl, P.; Millar. T. Not Pictured: Etchechury, J. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Murdoch, R.: Beasley, W.: Homo leslci. S.: Hausmann. P.: Arcuri. W.; Blaue R. Second Row: Morford, T.; Knowlton. W. McGlll. J.: Fadden. D.; Short, M. Third Row Stldd, J.: Swingle, G.; Bradley. T.; Smith J.: Wallls. W. Fourth Row: Newman, R. Kupec. S.: Kennedy. N.: Naymick, W.; Hen derson. J.; Bishop. W. Not Pictured: Maki. B Hf f r t f % .J 1 120 Front Row: Stall, C: Quirk, E.: Cox. R.: Anderson. E.: Garner. C: Carroll. D. Sec- ond Row: Franke, P.; Wallcer. T.; Fletcher. E.: Watkinson. W.: Sebastian, N. Third Row: Cousar, R.: Fisher. W.: Hope. D.: Valbracht, D.; Millard. R.: Robinson. B. Fourth Row: Thompsen. C: Reeder, J.; Wallis, R.: Purdln, C; Boyce. T. Fifth Row: Rhoads. D.: Meyer. K. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Kelly, R.; Knight, S.; Cunning ham. P.: Lucia, A.; Beasley, J.; Zimon, H Second Row: Wilkins, G.: Etzler, N.: Moi ris. C; Brown, D.: Froncek, M.; Aldermar D. Third Row: Weaver, T.: Joyce, J.; Bailey S.: Diekema, L.; McKinney, J.: Davis. C Neeran, J. Fojrth Row: Fenili. J.: Murphy, M.; Osborne. M.: Schilling. D.: Reyen. D Not Pictured: Olson, M. 121 J THIRD CLASS Front Row: Ellis, M.: Yeoman, K.: Diesto, E.: Smith, E.: Forbes, J.; Scarry, R. Second Row: Jones, P.: Steidel, T.; Delorme, R Decker, J.: Butt, M. Third Row: Carr, D Allbee, D.: Mi ' es, C; Clark, L; Wagner, B Russ, M. Fourth Row: McDougal, J.: Doleac, P.; Goff, D.; Elder, M.: Stainback, D.; Rob- erts, C: Aldricb, J. ••: ImkD, ■•. J.; Nel, ■ fo99, V . ib, «.: ton. 1 A-Z THIRD CLASS Front Row: Connors. J.: Bina, P.: D ' AntonI, R.: Dunwoody. H.; Paften. S.: Thompson. C. Second Row: Bauman. R.; Frank. R.: Ny- houc, T.; LenoK. T.; DeLeo, J.: Shary. J.: Carlson, E.: Kowalczyk. P.: Beddow. E. Third Row: Hodges. G.; Selby. D.: Davidson. C: De La Garza, A.; Connatser, C; Vann. W.: Strom, S.: Coolc. S. Not Pictured; Esmann, W.: Kelly, M. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Ekegren, J.: Schmidt, T.; Bow- den, W.; Adams, W.; Senor. J.; Guy, H,: Johnson. W.: Ernest. C: Anderson. M.; Can- navo. F. Second Row: Franklin. R.; Zol- ler, J.: Coleman, R.: Trammel, D.: Sobol. A.: White. F.; Connolly, D.; Maxwell. S.; Storms, S.; Laird, R. Third Row: Ingwersen, L.; Grove. M.; Webb. G.: Tenty. A.: Drade, D.; Price, J.; Foster, L.: Brojssard, G. Not Pic- tured: Brenner, J, I ' H ll iW 123 . THIRD CLASS Front Row: Thomas, K.; Vermillion, J.: Fish back. J.; Stockton. O.; Young. R.: Pembrook W.; Kauza, T.; Green. W. Second Row; Hoen. M.: Heaton. R.; Sweet. E.; Gidlund, C: Patterson, W.: Lane, H.; Sigmund. R. Wells. J.; Clapp. E. Third Row: Fardink, P.; Burns. M.: Brockwell. B.; Smith. J.: Rogers. R.: Alexander. B.: Clow, K. Not Pictured: Krieger, P.; Rose, W. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Allln, G.: Terrill. W.; Drab. G. Huncharek. J.; Gibson. G.; DeVito. T. Sec end Row: Thomas, R.; Lorenz. T.; Smith. B. Porreca. D.: Lynch. D.; Hicks. C. Third Row Ryder, C; Thornton. P.: Frazer. D.; Nyhous T.: Martinez, T.: Johnson, G. Fourth Row r. L: Campbell. P.: Hales, R.; Rung M.; Wehrle, J.; Selge, P. Not Pictured: Dinsmore. D.; Roberts. S. 124 Front Row: Peclcham, S.; Williams. R.; Ray, R.: Greenwalt. J.; Bennett. T.: Rutledge. R.; Townsend, I. K.: Mylan. T. Second Row: Conard. F.: Mahan. M.; Terry, P.: Walton. J.; Lucente, C: Carlson. L.; Brown. W.: Wesbrook, S. Third Row: Schweninger, E.: Schroeder. D.: Locke, B. P.: Gass, D.: John- son, N.: Crawford, J.; Desannoy, D.; Jar- chow, R.: McClellan, J. Not Pictured: Boggs, THIRD CLASS Front Row: Martin, J.; Paris, V.: Young. T.; Brown, L.; Hllllard, R. Second Row: Murray, J.: Epiey, J.: Larsen, M.; Weart, J.: Jatko, T.: RIggs, R. Third Row: Gelst, W.; Richard- son, C: Hurff, F.: Haller. T.: Passaro. P. Fourth Row: Forlnash. D.: PrItchard. G.; V. ' ard, E.; Hayes. J.: Churchill. R.; Kalne. W. 125 i 126 127 ' I 0Sfi THIRD CLASS Front Row: Ryan. H.; Keiser, D.: Benardo, C: Sculley, P.; Hall, T.; Marvin, D. Second Row: Young, D,; Smith, D.; Heffelfinger, H.; Charest, G.; Conkln, W. Third Row: Leon- ard, H.; Keller, T.; Andrzejczak, H.; Am- brose, W.; Corfman, J. Fourth Row: Helm- Ich, E.; McDowell. J.; Mulligan, J.; Brown, J.: Babcock, R. Fifth Row: Thomas, S.; Skinrood, D.; Tully. L. 128 Front Row: Dunphy, P.; Mitchell, E.: Tarn G.; Bagstad, S.; Gibbons, R.: Secrest, T. Stevens, S. Second Row: Barvick, C: Briga dier, J.; Hilderbrand, T.; Rorick, K.; Hirsch E.; Conte, R. Third Row: Cossette, R.; Rolf, L.: Mc Namara, T.; Bruce, W.; Le Fevre D.: Muir, D.; Jones, R. Fourth Row: Mc Cor mick, R.: Phelan, D.: Henly, L.; Alden, A. Thibodeau. R.: Stahlak, R.; Gyovai. F.; Ka halekai. L. 129 THIRD CLASS Front Row: Oxiey. J.; Peters, D.; Howell J.; Minor, J.; Thomson. R.; Billla. P.: Pella P.: Ryan. J. Second Row: Trivette, W. Rutler. R.: Boies. M.: Kendrick, J.; Kensing er. P.; Murphy, M.; Spears, R. Third Row Gibson, K.: Horacek, L.: Addy, W.: Waters W.: Schmidt, W.: Brennecke. L.; Pittman, B Not Pictured: Bain, M.; Baribeau, S.; Bel lotty, J. Ill fl 130 THIRD CLASS Front Row: Yoesting, K.: Alphin. A.; Ter ranova, F.: Odernnann, J.; Adams, J.: Heine man. D.; Heady. C. Second Row: Soucek P.: Treat, T.; Smith, G.: Cortese, D.; Harp er, G.: Kiebs. T.: Boslego, J.: Spinney. G Third Row: Madeja, V.: Larsen. B.; Hanna J,; McHone, J.; Johnson. T.: Reid, T.; Davis Elliott, W. THIRD CLASS Front Row: James, A.; Sabia, G.; Corn son, G.: Mathews. T.; Morrow, C; Joyner, J.; Coulman, M.; WIttmayer, C. Second Row: Saunders, W.; Meinhold. D.: Hume, W.: Pressler, S.; Mc Beth, W.; Lyons, D.i Reese, J.; Le Doux, R. Third Row: O ' Mal- . .-. Dueler, T.: LisI, A.; Jacltson, W,; Garman, R.; Chavez, G.; Price, B. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Brown, R.: Varnell. D.: Mllli- man, D.; Ishlda, C; Brock, T.: Colson, W.: Drinkwater, J.; Noll, J.; Cooper, J. Second Row: Rains, R.: Riley, J.; Jagger, D.: Holton, G.; O ' Meara, T.: Mark, K.: Ross, v.; Engram, B. Third Row: Garrett, S.; Gehrkl. F.; Meier, R.: Jenkins, B.; Sldio, J.; Anthony, T.: Brockway, J. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Measner, R.: Thompson, K.; Busack, J.; Galloway, J.; Parker, H.; Newby, B.; Deas, Q.; Romand, F. Second Row: Goodman, G.; Whltlock, F.: Descloli, L.; Archer, R.: Lough, F.; McClanahan, A.; Fred- rick, D. Third Row: Mason, R.: Richardson. R.; Miller, T.; Saari, G.; Meranda, M. THIRD CLASS Front Row: Maertens, T.; Mullady, M.; Markus, K.; Welch, L; Weisman, L.; Glawe M.: Wilkins, L: Schaf, R. Second Row: Ryan, R.: Marshall, A.: Hamilton, D.: Gilbert, M.: Hawley, M.: Studer, E.; Carlson, A.; Skertlch, N.: Donald, P. Not Pictured: Car- ter, R.: Shiely, A.; Bisuica, O.: McCall, P.; Alcorn, G.; Cramblet, P. Fml So,: f.: (•...■ Nfo v I: Mjfjl. «»:, 1 1 ■iLJi 132 J Front Row: Taylor, W.: Peltier, B.; DeCastro, E.: Seifert, H.: McGee, C: Veiez, C: Bos- well, J.: Seaman, F. Second Row: Spear, B.: Fleumer, M.; Opa+ovsky, R.: Beziat, R.: St. Denis, R.; Roedy, W. : THIRD CLASS Front Row: Ennis, C; Jaccard, J.; Splvy P.: Wetherlll, R.; Lauckhardt, C: Bradford R. Second Row: Monaco, F.; Sumner, L. Hobson, M.: Ott, M.: Plummer, M.; Snider J.: Marple, A.; Ancker, C; Paulson, M. Moser, R.; Becker, J. Third Row: Wagner, D.; Haworth, M.; Hahney, W.; Gracyas, G ahm, R. 133 THIRD CLASS Front Row: Kerr, J.: Love, R.; Wessels, W.: KImmel. L.: Wattendorf, W.; Jeray, J. Sec- ond Row: Minor, G.: Shull, J.; Crawford. H.: Sfegesmund, R.: Duncan, J.: Rold. R. Third Row: Ryan, J.; Brandtner, T.; Adanns, M.: Edmonston, D.: Maclver, T. Fourth Row: Stadelnikas, J.; Anderton, D.: Rush- feldt, J.: Praft, W.; Williams, R.: Quimby, D. Not Pictured: Goodyear, R.; Knight, G. 134 THIRD CLASS Front Row: Haislip, W.; Verrochi, R.: Pohl, G.; Lampley, T.; Gerard, T.; Reifenberg, P. Second Row: Cambell, B.; Madley, S.; Rundle. M.: Abbott, J.: Auman, T.; Zolidls, M. Third Row: Funl e, C; Prince, W. Val- liere, F.: Scliall, B.; McAteer, C; Saritangelo, F. Fourth Row: Cogbill, J.: Lucas, J.; Hein- en, R.; Crea. D.; Osmar, J.: McCabe, M. 136 THIRD CLASS Front Row: Mozowitki, P.; Helgerson, E.; Reagor, D.; Self, M.; Mitchell, M.: Keegan, W. Second Row: Gillihan, K.: Werner, R.; Stockwel!, v.; Young, M.; Severson. J. Third Row: Schwdever, S.; Lilly, P.: Kelly R.; Gandy, C; Geiger, W.; Lawrence, K.; Dawson, D. Returning to the place where recently we had known so much care and un- certainty, we found it now inhabited by strange beings who moved stiffly about, as though in a trance, and yelled at any and all who attempted conversa- tion with them. Reorganization Week, which had been such a ferment of ac- tivity the previous year, was now a rela- tive bag-out. Thus do yearlings get an early start at the ever popular cadet pastime. " Tl?!! - 0 A v . j m N k 138 The most obvious change to the scene we had left in June was the initiation of the construction pro- gram. We re- turned to find parts of the har- racl s undergoing demolition. All who asked the crane operator for a whack at the old walls were, how- ever, refused. For the rest of the fall we watched with interest as work crews dug holes, filled them, then dug them up again. The con- struction would he a part of our lives for the rest of our cadet days. We will remem- ber it as off limits areas, the noisy clatter of jack- hammers, man- datory expansion briefings, and mighty walls ris- ing out of the ground. 139 Those who had thought Yearling Year was going to be just a free ride were in for a rude awal ening when we re- newed our acquaintance with . . . ACADEMICS 140 Plebe Year, it seems, was just a warm- up. Old friends such as math and lan- guages were joined by the likes of physics and chemistry, with which we would spend late nights contemplating the mysteries of the universe. rri4 J- 141 OFFICE OF MILITARY INSTRUCTION COL. H. F.T.HOFFMAN The Office of Military Instruction has ifr ' fofc cut out; " to provide a broad military education rather than individual proficiency in the technical duties of junior officers. " They begin this job with a course in the history of our proud Army. We then moved to tactical operations and situations. Map reading was one of our most valuable courses. In the upperclass years, we learned how to move and command our units. During first class year, we studied the situation of today ' s Army and what was ahead for us. Then, the lucky ones made their choice from the six combat arms: Engineers, Artillery, Armor, Signal Corps, In- fantry, and Military Intelligence. First Row (BoHom), Left to Right: CPT W. G. Robertson; CPT T. G. Stroup, Jr.; MAJ G. G. Chilcalla; MAJ R. A. Rachel; LTC J. H. Holt; COL H. F. T. Hoffman, Jr.; LTC W. D. Renner; MAJ W. T. Parks; MAJ R. G. Moscatelll, MAJ T. G. Horst. Second Row: MAJ W. R. Letirfeld; MAJ H. D. Penzler; MAJ J. Mason; MAJ J. H. Oakes; MAJ R. T. Hatcfier; MAJ M. K. Sheridan. Third Row: MAJ R. E. Thomas; CPT P. J. MURPHY; MAJ R. E, Conroy; MAJ T. H, Harvey, Jr.; MAJ J. W. Hutchison. Fourth Row: MAJ J. W. Ray; MAJ A. M, Harris; MAJ D. R. Davis: MAJ C. A. league. 142 143 PHYSICS COL. E.A.SAUNDERS Ah yes, what a challenge to our delicate minds was physics! Our only hope lay in the question periods at the start of class. But it was still difficult to fire and maneuver in such foreign terrain. Thank goodness that the instructors were a fairly reasonable lot, and seemed to employ Hooke ' s Law when determining the curve for some of those writs. 1 i I iivil BoHom Row Loft to Right: LTC L fc P,J ' -i COL D. Freed, COL E. A. Saunders, LTC M. G. Sheffield, MAJ D. V. Fowler, MAJ T. R. Mooney. Second Row: MAJ W. T. Cooper, CPT R. J. Nelson, CRT R, L. Hobson, MAJ R. R. Mills, MAJ R. N. Mathis, MAJ E. J. Brady. MAJ L. G. Langseth. Third Row: MAJ J. P. Johnson, III; MAJ W. A. Chllds, MAJ F. W. Kulik, MAJ C. H. Carrr,ean, Jr., CPT, B. J. Gronich, MAJ W. J. Garcia, Jr. Fourth Row: MAJ J. S. Willis, MAJ R. W. Rlordan, Jr., MAJ P. W. Tomiczek, Jr., LT P. W. Forbes, MAJ J. F. Baur, MAJ H. L. Briggs, Jr. Fifth Row: MAJ J. C. Ferguson, Jr., MAJ P. J. Kelly, MAJ D. B. Williams, MAJ J. A, Bishop. 144 VJEUOHif GemuMeii to Sv ei rtoiu ,i,d Ho.: M J J.!. 145 CHEMISTRY COL. D. G. MacWILLIAMS Triumphantly returning from Buckner, we were war- like, defiant veterans of Recondo, able to smash anything that ventured into our path. Or so we thought. We soon learned that the slide for life was nothing compared to a trip " down the tubes " in Chemistry, hlaving voluminous hordes of equations and formulas thrown in our faces brought back memories of somewhat more pleasant hours In " the pits " . We soon buckled down and before long, having found magnetic north on the periodic chart, were no longer lost. hHowever it was many months before our classmates In the first regiment were convinced that the phlogiston theory was incorrect and found another explanation for the discipline they instilled in their plebes. After the year was over, we found to our surprise that we had really learned quite a bit. The knowledge which we gained through the Dept. of Chemistry stood us in good stead for our remaining years at the Point and will continue to do so throughout our First Row, Left to Right: MAJ R. D. Kittelson, MAJ J. F. Calv.-rt, COL D. G. MacWilllams. LTC W. J. Hoff, Jr., MAJ G. W. Chancellor. Second Row, Left to Right: MAJ G. R. Jilbert. MAJ J. H. Ramsden, MAJ M. L. Miller, MAJ E. J. Downing, Jr., MAJ J. L. E. Hill. Third Row, Left to Right: MAJ R. G. Rose, MAJ L. H. Hunt, ILT O. L. Carter, MAJ J. C. Wilkinson, MAJ K. R, Simila, MAJ L. R. Martin. Fourth Row, Left to Right: MAJ K. I. Kawaro, MAJ R. C. Baldwin, MAJ R. H. Miller. 146 147 SOCIAL SCIENCES COL. G. A. LINCOLN When first we became connected with the Social Sciences Department, many of us had prematurely thought that we were finally being introduced into an area in which we could display our vast and undisputed knowledge. But as often happens in our careers as cadets, we were awakened to our erroneous assump- tions by a quick glance at certain notices in the sally ports. The majority of us began to apply ourselves with such fervor that at the end we could consider ourselves experts in the field of foreign and inter- national relations, concepts of economics, politics and general history. Well prepared to meet the most detailed questioning of the topics we had studied, we were quite dismayed by the manner in which the department simplified the final exams, " Why? " Front Row: CPT J. R. Sisson, LTC R. W. Hobbs, LTC R. E. Carignan, LTC J. L Morrison, COL A. A. Jordan, COL G. A. Lincoln, LTC E. R. Heiberg, LTC E. Denton, LTC W. L Mauser. MAJ L D. Oivey. Second Row: MAJ W, M. Burleson, MAJ C. P. Hutton, CPT N. W. Frische, CPT W. C. Hendnx. MAJ W. M. Summers, MAJ D. E. Hruby, MAJ W, G. T. TuUle, CPT W. L. Metzger, MAJ F. A. Partlow, MAJ T. E. Carpenter, MAJ C. L. Clarlc. Third Row: MAJ M. Mooradlan, I LT B. L. Villa, MAJ R. T. Chenoweth, MAJ G. Goodchlld, CPh. Fifth Row: MAJ W. E. Odom, MAJ R. J. Roller, MAJ J. L. Abrahamson, MAJ W. J. Taylor. MAJ J. R. Murphy. Fourth Row: MAJ W. S. Barge, ILT S. K. Smith, MAJ R. M. Weeltley, MAJ J. S. Edgar, MAJ D. G. Mead, MAJ W. S. deCamp, MAJ J. C. Mumford, MAJ F. W. Hall, CPT A. E, Fowerbaugh. Fifth Row: MAJ W. E. Odom, MAJ R. J. Roller, MAJ J. L. Abrahamson, MAJ T. P. Gorman, LTC J. R. Logan, LTC F. A. Hart, MAJ R. L. Ernharth, MAJ D. M. Collier, MAJ J. O. Bradshaw. Sixth Row: MAJ K. L. Maher, MAJ J. O. Sewall. CPT K. J. Fedor. 148 NCES ♦ e Social ' Sinjtiirely ' ' into an feefsas ' tltesalv i inter, feand tie most Lftiidied, •fell tie H 149 MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP COLS. H. HAYS Our first introduction to the Department of Military Psychology and Leadership came at the beginning of second semester of our yearling year. No matter what our approach to yearling English had been, we viewed psychology as a course to separate the better guessers in our class. Regardless of this, some of us rose to higher levels of human understanding either through ESP or a little studying behind our classmate ' s backs. The day we put on cow brass we were con- fronted with MOI in June encampment. With our hastily prepared outlines and Cal. 50 machine guns, we trudged down Flirtation Walk to try our talents on our classmates. When it was over one instructor remarked that he, " hated to see the future leaders of our country acting like cadets. " During our first class year we learned, in class, that good leaders are made not born. We gained a respect for the responsibilities we were to assume at graduation and realized that leadership would not be an 8 to 4 occupation. The talents and understand- ing we gained with MP L will serve us well in our careers as officers. Front Row; LTC H. C. Walter;. LTC R. T. Zargan, LTC P. J. Hlckey, COL S. H. Hays, LTC T. A. Rehm, LTC W. H. Eisenharf, LTC D. J. Tobln. Second Row: MAJ J. B. Mallonee, MAJ Q. C. Snyder, MAJ R. M. Macedonia, MAJ N. S. H. Krawciw, MAJ P. M. Bons, MAJ V. B. Sones, MAJ N. A. Ste Marie, MAJ J. C. ■Is. Third Row: Mr. J. J. Podmenik (MSG Ret.), MAJ J. J. Cortez, MAJ T. B. Throckmorton, MAJ D. J. Erickson, MAJ J. E. Martling, MAJ W. L. Golden, MAJ R. A. Nadal, LTC R. H. Marcrum. 150 SKI CLUB The Ski Club had a short but very active season this year. The Ski team had a very rewarding season, despite handicaps such as weather and terrain. Many a cold day saw our boys out practicing on sheer ice, or similar conditions! The Ski Patrol finished another year of exemplary service. Our patrolmen are considered as some of the finest in the East. If you are unfortunate enough to become a statistic, be thankful it ' s at West Point! The Ski instructors did a great job of making the Patrol ' s work light. Their children ' s classes were a model for all Professional Ski Schools to marvel at. Even our recreational skiers enjoyed a great season, jammed with ski movies, instructions, and three fabulous trips up north. Our June Week picnic was a fitting touch to an unforgettable year! CADET BOWLING CLUB This year, the bowling club had two leagues, with First and Third Regiments forming one, and Second and Fourth forming the other. Attendance and interest were at a peak during most of the Spring Season. The top average bowlers in both leagues comprised the bowling team which competed In the Individual Match Game Championships In New York City, and in matches against various surrounding teams. Averages ranged from 110 to 190, including the beginner to the adva nced stages of bowling. The leagues provided an escape for the plebes and enjoyment for all. SKEET AND TRAP CLUB The Skeet and Trap Club develops that keenness of eye and quickness of reflexes that could one day save your life In combat. This enjoyable sport is the closest thing to hunting there is. It provides an oppor- tunity for the person who likes guns and hunting or the person who just likes a challenge to get out of the " old gray wall " and let loose a little bit. Out at Camp Buckner, with the birds flying and the shotguns resounding. It ' s easy to work out the frustrations of the regulated academic life. The Club Is open to anyone who likes to shoot, and we have some members who can give anyone in the Corps a challenge. TRIATHLON The crack of a pistol, the splash of a racing dive, and the crunch of the cinders; these are the sounds that dominate the afternoons of the hardy men of the Triathlon Club. One of the last groups in this age of specialization Is that of the dying Individual, the multi-sport athlete. Each man in the club must be able to compete in the gruelling 2I 2 mile run, the exhausting two hundred yard swim, and the nerve- racking twenty shot string of the pistol shoot all in the same afternoon, hlowever, the benefits are proportional to the work Involved. Some of these benefits include long trips to Fort Sam Houston and competition against the United States Modern Pentathlon Team. The Triathlon Club Is a demanding club for exacting Individuals. Third Classmen generally find time to participate in many more extracur- ricular activities than they did their first year, and, with greater trip au- thorizations, more motivation. The sport clubs that follow, although not limited to upperclassmen, represent some of the many new outside inter- ests discovered during the second year. 152 153 WATER POLO CLUB The Water Polo Club had another fine season this year. Led by President Joe Guignon, First Class- man Ken Cunnmings, and Second Classman Barry Kerr, the team continued to be a leading team in the East. The annual Eastern Invitational Tournament, which draws teams from as far away as the Air Force Academy, was held for the third consecutive year at West Point. This year ' s trophy is named in honor of the late Lt. Col. Rodney Smith, a former Officer-in- Charge of the Water Polo Club, who was killed in Vietnam in the spring of 1967. The team is hopeful of continuing its success of years past in this tourna- ment and throughout the remainder of the season. SPORT PARACHUTE CLUB The exotic mixture of adventure and the heady feeling of unaided flight that is experienced in a daring free fall for thousands of feet is what draws cadets to the sport parachute club. Although many cadets are attracted to this thrilling and exciting sport, only a select few are able to pass the initial physical fitness te ;t and endure the grueling two month training period that is required before they can make their first jump. The exacting standards set by the club pay great dividends though, as is evidenced by the fact that the sport parachute team is the National Col ' egiate Champion. This champion- ship skill of the members of the club is constantly being honed to a fine edge by competition at West Point and Fort Bragg, and other military installations on Armed Forces Day. Although the sport parachute club demands a lot from its members, it has a great deal to offer in return. HANDBALL CLUB Aside from the fact that we almost did not get to play handball at all except during matches with other clubs, we managed to send one team to the nationals. Trips were great: the dinner-dances spon- sored by the D.A.C. and the N.Y.A.C. were really something. " Even " the officer handball club had a good time. We closed out an enjoyable year with yet another party — here on campus. Guess you can ' t win them all. CADET RIDING CLUB This year ' s Riding Club under the direction of Col. J. L. Morrison and Major G. B. Rogers has progressed far in becoming an important extracurricular Activity. This past spring the club participated in the annual G M hHorse Show in Monroe, New York and at- tended the National hHorse Show held at Madison Square Garden. The team had the honor of competing against Vassar, Skldmore, and Bennett In a joint Horse Show held at Vas ;ar. The interest of the members had made the club a very worthwhile activity which is always open to all Cadets and their guests. 154 155 156 CADET BAND The Cadet Band was very active this year in supporting the Army team and the Corps. Football season gave the Band the opportunity to moke numerous appearances. Whether playing in the mess hall or at rallies or for the 150 lb. games, the Band made a favorable impression in contributing to the Corps ' spirit. The fall trip was taken to Navy for the 150 lb. game. Soon afterwards come the Goat- Engineer Game with the Band making its traditional appear- ance. With winter came Basketball season and the sounds of " William Tell, " " The Saints, " and other favorites which supported the Rabble at home games and selected away games. Gloom period set in but the Band continued to liven up the mess hall with concerts. In the spring the baseball team and supporters heard some familiar sounds between innings. To further support the team a trip was taken in May to Brown and Harvard. The entire year was o great success for " Alexander ' s Ragtime Bond. " SAILING CLUB Just about any spring afternoon will fincJ the Army sailing team out in the middle of the murky Hudson fighting the river for possession of their boats. The funny thing about it is that they love it. To an Army sailor the coming of the warm weather means fiber- glassing and varnishing, sanding and drilling, painting and puttering — until that wonderful day after Spring Leave when the ice finally stops coming down the river. Then it ' s time again to feel the water slap- slapping the bottom of the hull and the wind pulling on the sheets. It has been a good four years for the ' 68 sailors, up to and including the defeat of the Mids at their own game. And the June Week Picnics on Connie are something else again. Maybe someday it will pay off in an America ' s Cup skipper. We doubt it, but it still was fun. VOLLEYBALL CLUB Working under the guidance of Major Leroy Hayden of ES GS, the Volleyball Club entered its fifth season with five returnees from last year ' s start- ing six. Javorski, Swinney, Carl, FIrehock and Stevenson along with underclassmen May, Kabalaki, Gandy and Stobbs contributed most to the club ' s success. The team, regarded as a class " B " team, entered many volleyball " A " tournaments this year; and although they did not win any of these tournaments, their play improved tremendously. The Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Tournament held at West Point in April was captured by the " Black " team and the " Gold " team placed fourth. SCOUTMASTER ' S COUNCIL The lure of West Point in the Autumn brought some fifty Explorer scouts on each of five weekends to our rock-bound hiighland Home. These escorting assignments kicked off another season of service for our Cadet Scouters. Our most recurring assignment was assistance to our own troops 23 and 123, through leadership training, Post and Corps Paper drives, and participa- tion In all troop functions. Our annual trip to National Scout Headquarters was the final step In preparation for the Annual West Point Invitational Campcree. This cadet-run affair saw over 2500 scouts and leaders occupy Lake Frederick this spring. All enjoyed an active weekend — especially the cadets! For undying devotion and service to Scouting, look to our Scoutmaster ' s Council. 157 MOUNTAINEERING CLUB The Mountaineering Club was again able to provide many hours of rock climbing to members of all four classes. The sheer heights were a lure that brought out many members of the Classes of 70 and 71 along with the experienced veteran climbers. Club activities were conducted nearly every week- end at either Blackcap Mountain or In the Schawna- gunk Mountains near New Paltz. In the Spring a very efficient rescue team was trained and headed by the experienced members of the Club. Activities in the winter months Included classes In the gymnasium, presentations by Club members and the showing of the classic mountaineering motion picture " Anna- purna. " Leadership was provided by Major Charles John- son, OIC; SGM Brosseau, Ass ' t QIC; and the Club officers: Alan Catron, Anthony Dodson, Dennis Mac- Vlttle, Craig Carson, Tony Mathews and Edward Kersey. RUGBY CLUB Beginning in February with workouts In the Field House and later with sloshing and splashing in the mud at the River Courts, the Army Rugby Football Club tuned Itself for Its opening game against the Royal Military Academy In Sandhurst, England. Coached by the British Exchange Officer, Major John DeCordova, the Army Ruggers spent many hours " rucking " and " heeling " In rain, In sunshine, and even In the midst of the D.C. riots. But the Army team went forth undaunted to turn in another fine season. SCUBA CLUB West Point ' s answer to that mythical call of the sea Is the Scuba Club. The mystery and adventure of underwater exploration are the benefits to which Its members are drawn. They don ' t see much of the sea, except perhaps for a yearly trip to Florida, but they know the bottom of Bull Poncd and Lake Popolopen like the backs of their hands. Even in the dead of winter, this hardy band of conditioned athletes can be found far beneath the ice of the local waters. The entrance requirements are stringent, but the rewards of this unusual club are well worth all the effort. OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN ' S CLUB The Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club served as a parent organization for four active clubs: the hHuntlng, Fishing, Woodsman ' s, and Archery clubs. The Hunting Club administered the cadet on-post hunting pro- gram this past season and took a bird-hunting trip to Ft. Banning, Georgia. The Fishing Club took a trip to Quabbin Reservoir In Massachussetts, and the Woodsman ' s Club participated in the Intercollegiate to Ouabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts, and the Archery Club conducted Informal practice sessions for the bow-hunting season. Each of the four clubs provided equipment for cadets Interested in these outdoor activities and also provided these cadets with an opportunity to meet officers and other cadets with similar interests. 158 -1 Ji 159 One of the joys of being a Yearling is sampling for the first time the many op- portunities and privileges that are tra- ditionally denied to first year cadets at West Point. These range from the more extensive activities and facilities for en- tertaining young ladies, such as better hops and, of course, ' ' Flirty ' to the simple pleasure of walking through one ' s living and dining area in a re- laxed, normal manner. 160 Six o ' clock ! !6I Among the privileges most eagerly ac- cepted by the Yearlings of ' 68, as by all classes when their turn comes, is that uniquely upperclass pleasure, week- end leave. All West Pointers recognize their good fortune at having extensive cultural and entertainment opportuni- ties as near at hand as we do. To the cadet, ' ' The City " becomes a second hometown. 162 163 164 Weekend leaves, football games, hops in the gym, P.R s, and term papers, Christmas and spring leave came and went . . . another year passed . . . we were halfway through. Sire m oxk xme$. itrruwATibNAL umoN POPE CALLS FOR ' NO MORE WAR ' AS U.N. GOAL ANp URGES EFFORT TO ADMIT ALL NATIONS; SEES JOHNSON; N. Y. MILLIONS HAIL PONTIFI POWER FAILURE SNARLS NORTHEAST; 800,000 ARE CAUGHT IN SUBWA YS HERE; AUTOS TIED UP, CITY GROPES IN DARK Snarl al Ftii li llnur S|ii ' ( ' ail liilo ) Stales SURVEYOR MAKES A SOFT LANDING ON MOON AND SENDS BACK PHOTOGRAPHS OF SURFACE long Odds Ovetcoms by US SpacKhip- Otficials DehgMetf H-Bomb Is Recovered Intact After 80 Days . :s:] l 2,000 TROOPS ENTER LOS ANGELES ON THIRD DAY OF NEGRO RIOTING; 4 DIE AS FIRES AND LOOTING GROW First Cavalry. Special Uni t to Figllt Guerrillas, Puts Men Astiore al Quinlion New Delhi Says Its Troops Gam Near Lahore Despite He3 y Coimlerallacks FIGHTING IN 2 REGIONS P.lk slams Tell ol Surrender ' jl SSCMeii .iiideOllicers. Biggest Capture Yet 165 ' 4- COW YEAR ■ ' 167 sfat i At the beginning of Second Class sum- mer we made final preparations to as- sume our first real responsibility within the Corps. During the June Encamp- ment seven days of vital training are crammed into 3V2 weeks. We concen- trated on troop level leadership skills: drilling soldiers, leading calisthenics, and teaching classes. With great pa- tience did we sit, for the tenth time, through a classmate ' s discourse upon the relative merits and demerits of the M2 Heavy Barrel Machine Cun, and with serenity allowed ourselves to be thrown about like rag dolls for others who were practicing the teaching of various pugilistic skills. 168 The ' ' June Intrenchment ' as cadets are irreverently prone to refer to it, also brings the opportunity to learn more of our sister services. Until that summer, ' ' Navy ' ' to most of us meant just a strange group of chaps in dark suits who wave their white hats at us across a football field once a year. We found out much more, however, on the Navy ' s fine Army Appreciation Cruise, which many of us spent bending over the rail in traditional landlubber fash- ion. 170 r The U.S. Air Force pro- vided an impressive demonstration of the latest word in flying ma- chines. 171 PISTOL CLUB The Pistol Club returned from the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, with the national title and after that, there was no stopping them. Outstanding individual per- formances and solid team effort led to another undefeated year. Considering themselves more sportsmen than brawny athletes, the Club always managed to mix voyages with their victories. Following the able leadership of President Jim Stanley and under the ever-watchful eye of Coach Ross, the Pistol Club remains one of the few extracurricular activities to have achieved national prominence. JUDO CLUB The Judo Club this year has carried on in the tradition of the last two years. The Club is one of the most successful activities at the Academy, having gone unbeaten for the last three years In dual and tri-meet competition with top varsity and club teams. With three Eastern Collegiate Champions returning this year, the Club has managed to maintain its unbeaten record, despite extreme curtailment of workout time and injuries to key team members. Under instructor and coach Tom Cress, Officer-In-Charge Major James SIgler, and President Bud Burrell, the Club team has developed into the strongest collegiate Judo Team In the East, and one of the best in the country. It is a sport of direct military value, and develops to a high degree the qualities of patience, emotional control, endurance, strength, and coordination. The outlook for next year is excellent with the addition of a strong group of upcoming plebes from this year ' s team and the return of all but two of this year ' s competitors. With Its past record and tremendous potential, it is hoped that the Club in the near future may become a Corps Squad. 172 ' ' ulil «■ linder " jS Major silent will ices from tliii year ' s Mtential, KARATE CLUB Late every winter the South Boxing Room becomes the domain of less conventional gladiators. For hours on end members of the Karate Club, like Casey of Mudvllle, rend the air with the force of their mighty blows, before curious onlookers attracted by the customary shrieks and yells. The Karate Club, one of the newer competitive activities on the West Point scene, got off to the best start in Its brief history. The regular spring season was preceded by a highly successful television demonstration at the halftime of an Army basketball game. Interest in karate has soared within the Corps of Cadets in recent years, and this year saw the largest turnout yet at the beginning of the season. In their opening meet, the Army board- smashers defeated both opposing teams in the first of what promised to be many victories. Led by President Doug Wheless, Vice-President Fred Johnson, and under the invaluable sponsorship of Captain Wade Mallard, the 1968 Karate Team prornised to be the strongest yet as it pursued its goal of providing karate training for interested cadets and representing West Point in competition. 9 ©r f i m i v- f- ' 173 At length the Class of ' 68 divided itself for the summer ' s business. While some returned to civilian life for a month, others turned to the task of preparing the customary reception for the new Plebes. The Beast Detail turned out to involve far more effort and responsibil- ity than we could ever have imagined two summers previously. We nurtured and cared for our charges with a careful concern that was, of course, totally unappreciated by the objects of our attention. 174 9 i While half the class educated New Cadets, the rest journeyed to Army posts all across the country. Our one-month tours as " Third Lieu- tenants ' ' gave us an opportunity to find out what the " real Army " is like, and to test and sharpen our leadership skills by working with live, honest-to-goodness soldiers. Almost without exception we found it a tremendously rewarding experience, and it gave us the strength we needed to go back and face another year. 175 The change that occurs when a Third Classman becomes a Second Classman is harder to identify than perhaps any other year, but a change there is. As new Cows we could feel that we were looked upon differently — that more was expected of us. As we were relied upon, so do we rely upon our right- hand men in the administration of the Corps: The Class of 7969. 176 Front Row: Schierholz. O.; Crosby, D.; Brundage, J.; Porter, P.; Bostwick, G.; Thomas, K.; Sadoff, L; King, R.: Cantrall, G. Second Row: Calvert, G.; Sebes, J.: Eisenhardt, K.; Yonushonis, W.; Bacevlch, A.; Commons, C; Urban, G.; Pogany, D.; Alexander, C. Third Row: Smith, M.; Hoi- den. P.: Barth, B.; Calandro, J.; Cato, L.; Cape!, R.; Bolger, J. SECOND CLASS 178 Front Row: Curran, A.: Smith, D.; Rowan J.; Balough, D.: Ball. B.; Champagne. J. Ozimeic, C: Hawley, L: Williams. K.; Aileo, W. Second Row: King, R.; Behncke. R. Olson, J.; Caranto, E.; Damon, W.; Brown S.: Moran. G.: Kerr. W.; Dillon. M.; Mc Beth, J. Third Row: Garay. R.; Mlkelk, T. Black. J.: Frazier. D.: Watson, T.: Duffy R.; Farel, D.: Wheeler. J. v,, , t :]: V , I l-X mm SECOND CLASS Front Row: Hamilton, J.; Hanna, T.: Mor- gan, G.; Moran, J.; La Belle, J.; Torres, S. Second Row: Rehkopf, E.: Lachey, E.; Hil- burn, R.; Kopczynslcl, F.; Yarnell, J.; Harvey, D. Third Row: Willut, J.; Johnsmeyer, W.: Olson, G.: Pratt, R.; Smith. M. Fourth Row: Lasche, G.; Mills, W.; Gallagher, R.; Hunt, S.; Scull, K.: Lash, F. Not Pictured: Wil- liams, R. SECOND CLASS Front Row; Fogle, G.: Kaplan, D.; Frand- sen, D.; Carter, R.; Fouche. J. Second Row: Belack, C: De Young, W.; Carr, M.; Cole, C; Boyle, F.: Fall, S. Third Row: Ferchek, G.: Bird, D.; Farls, A.: Brown, T.; Burke, W.; Ftlzgerald, J.: Erickson, M. Fourth Row: Callaway, T.: Allen, J.; Ondo, J.; Mahany, T.: Anderson, R.; Bogema, G. • m - . , rirl v ' 1- 179 SECOND CLASS Front Row: Madigan, D.; Dolan, G.; Fly, H.: Mullen, J.; Colbert, D.; Smith. B. Second Row: Jamison, D.; Wallace, W.; Shine, J.; Kelley, M.; Garrett, T.; Mueller, W. Third Row: King, M.; Schiraldi, G.: Bevis, K.; Snell, M.; Thoreson, M. Fourth Row: Slack, T.; Osterhoudt, H.; Foster, W.: Schonewetter, D.; Rucker, T. Fifth Row: Zupsich, A.: Weien, G.: Hulten, M. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Haines, R.; Morrill, B.: Potter, J.: Friese, W.; Rogers, T.; Branb ila, G. Second Row: Seek, J.: Fell, F.; Murr, P.; Clapper, K.: Ivey, G.; Nardotti, M. Third Row: Bish, G.; Zais, M.; Bahr, W.; Mailey, J.: Tesdahl, R.; Adkins, C. Fourth Row: Barstis, G.: Wheelock, T.; Rowe, R. 180 ■ 6.; % H !, tt W,; I Mtelltr, m i G.; MM ' -.ni. W.; W k: I. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Raymono. B.: Haqan, M.; Win- Toni [ ow; r.aymono. d.; naqan, m.: win- .ermute. S.; Kaiser, A.: Ho, R.: Keresfes, T. Second Row: Turk, C; Mastaglio, T.; In- selman, J.; Male, R.; Hand, G. Third Row: Wance, " ' " " Heffernar Furbank, C; Mayer, E. Eyrich, ' N.; Furbank, J.; VonKaenal ' , H Fourth Row: Doltor, H.; Narney, G.: Wal lace, J,; Robyn, E.; Olson, S. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Luc s, R.; Murphy, E.; McCarty, R.; Rose, L.: Griffin, R.; Korach, S.; Her- bert, S.; McCord. T. Second Row: Ho- mann, D.; Silver, P.; Leppig, W.: Helmlch. R.: Yaap, R.; Wire, J.: Nabben, A. Third Row: Westerhoff, C: Hudnellm, J.; Taylor, J.; Sowa, J.; Harmeling, H.; Hitzeman. D.: Jarman, R.; Parabelc. J. Not Pictured: Schroeder, H.; Russell, J.; Rohaclk, J.; Hoeg, H.: Halloran, J. 181 SECOND CLASS Front Row: Dickerson. R. R.- Alvarez, J. R. Davis S. F.; Beard. W. G .: Dona Ison J M.: Corlca. V. C. Seconc Row: Adams F, B.- Bass, G. C: B Ittain, F.; Free lev, D. Dene er, P. A. Third Row: Brown, M. A. Welsh, J. L.; Brifte nham. B, F.; Feiqen baum L. J. Four+h Row: Atilbrecht. ' J. Watt . B. G.; Allardice. R.; Furneau X, J E. Fettls L. M.; Demetric u, G. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Warner, D.; Hozier, G.; Buechner. D.: McGee, C: Giaconnini, J.: Blackburn, L.: Harper, R.: Waple, M. Second Row: Bettencourt, V.; Logan, H.: Church. S.: Blay, B.: Tinker, B. Third Row: Moore, R.: Sharp- horn. D.: Groves. S.; Ferraro. G.; Hahn. J.: Crosby, R. Not Pictured: Drower. P.: Hayton. G.; Larson, K.; Parmeter, D. 182 SECOND CLASS Front Ro Bachta, J.: Speltz, M.; Renner, E. W.: Vequisf, J.; Guzman, A.: Greqor, W, Second Row: Craig, T.: Kiehne, T.; Bacon, T.; Oliver, F.: Terrien, M.; Russell, H.: Smrtlc, J. Third Row: Straw, D.; Tigqes, D.; Peters, R.; Harper, J.; Lueclte, R,; Doyle, E. Fourth Row: Schempf, F.: Healy, M.; Nix, S.; Stankus, A.: Christian, J. Not Pictured: Heath, J.; McBane, R. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Ryan, M.; Fahl, G,; Hirabaya shi, G.: McDcnough, J.; Staples, J.; Klein steiber, J.; McSwiggan, W. Second Row Lucas, J.; Jordan, R.; Ivey, K.: Diffley, M. Johnson, J.; Wilson, R. Third Row: Mai guarnera, S.; Lemaster, L.; Kenady, J. Schuiz, B.: Foss, J.; Swesey, L.; Lavallee, R Fourth Row: Hoopengardner, R.: Neeley, P. Schwabe, F.: Relnker, J.; Megginson, J. Maxfleld, L. Fifth Row: Harms, J,; Kith cart, H.; Kopp, D. 183 Goat Engineer Footbal 184 185 SECOND CLASS Front Row: Thain, H.; Tobin, E.: DiNicola R.; Greafhouse. J.; Cox. E.; Milnes, R. Townsley. H.: Hill. D. Second Row: Las B.: Woodrum, J.; Retana, L.; Smith v.; Richards. J.; White, L.: Scibetta. D Third Row: Rothermich, M,; Taylor, R. Rowet, J.; Goff, L.: Ploss. R.; Melschen D. Fourth Row: Sanders, J.; Blab, T.; K ball, J.: Simmons. R.; Haalce, A. Not Pic tured: Lavelle, A.; May. J. 187 Front Row: Tafum, C: Stewart. C: Ander- son, L.: Nowak, K.; Cox, J,: Molter. R.; Murphy, E.; Poucher, T. Second Row: Nech- In. R.; O ' Neill, B.; Schwender, C: Gregg, R.; Stevenson, D.: Swenson, E.; Jones, W. Third Row: Anthony, S.; Prosch, G.: Nigro, A.: Smith, M.; Spencer. T.: Russell, L Not Pictured: Gafford, J.: Ivany R.: Knabb. J.: Lee. D.: Rademaker, J. SECOND CLASS Front Re w: Derby, D.: Salazar. P.; M esite. J.: S;ng er. T.: Sa tter, F.; Kra nsdorf M. Second ?ow : Setze , R.: Home. 5.; W iqht. J.; Murphy, B.; Nesbitt C; An derson , J.; Stafford N Third Row Hrouda . C; Hof- stetter. D. Then sted. C: S chaat. A.: Heesch, P. Span n. P : Foste , G. Not Pictured Artlgliere R.; Gloriod, J.: H utch- inson. D SECOND CLASS Front Row; Burgess, T.; Morris, J.: John- ston, D.: Venard. T.: Landrum, J.; Casey, W.; Rynearson, W.; Strickler, T.; Randolph, D.; Wells, B. Second Row: Leltzke, C: Fleeger, J.; Gwynne, C: Casillo. J.: Niel- sen, J.: Harre, J.: De Clercq, R.: Krzyzew- skl, M.; Fry, J. Third Row: Bickel, J.; Mc- Cloy, R.: Gaylord, S.; Baldwin. R.; Vanden- berg. R.: Hoffman, R. SECOND Front Row: McCarville, J.; Peters, J Reams, J.; Psaicl. N.; Ramos, T.; Mitche H. Second Row: King, B.; McKay, M. Payne, J.; Maasberg, M.; Jones, P.; Hoi brook, B, Third Row: Thorne, B.; Marsha D.: Rice, T,; Bowers, J.; Rose. J.; Taylor B. Fourth Row: Hendrickson, T.; Haney. J. Pohlmann. B.; White, R. Not Pictured: Lin dell, S. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Balog, R.; Johnston, J.: Riggsby, L.: Fisher, M.; Catani. A.: Andrews. J.; Myers, R. Second Row: Shafe, M.; Wilson. R.; Glacel, R.; MoU, F.: Hyde. P. Third Row: Hastings, C: Deller. W.; Oliver, Y.: Rice, W.; Moeller. R.; Frey, M. SECOND CLASS Front Row: Ford, J.: Piazze. T.: Jannarone R.: Dupere, E.: Love, J. Second Row: Clap per, J.; Truscott, L.; Vaught. D.: Moen, D. Binder. G. Thir d Row: Nagel, D.; Davis. J. Johnson. D.: Crawford. W.; Savage, F. Cornelison. J.; Copeiand. R. Fourth Row Reinhardt. T.; Lowry, T.: Reynolds. J.: Var Atta. F.: Leslie. R.: Stirts, H.; Swick, R 190 Fronf Row: Filz-Henry. J.: Ballenberger, W,: Po ' ter, G.- Nehon, J.; Curl. L.: Rhyre, S. Second Row: Taylor, D.: Frylcman. R.: Johnson. J.: T bela. F,: Rlddell, R. Third Row: Steele. M.: Skells, P.; Kolb. R.; Klh rt. C: Rountr- e, J.: KImmlH, R. Fourth Row: West, R.: Brigham, R.: Curtis. H.: Nyqren, K.: Abbott, J.: Jeffrey, D. Fifth Row: Albright, P.; Eyermann, L. SECOND CLASS Front Row: O ' Boyle, T.; Bullock, G.; Al banpse, E.: Hunlcele, L; Kirby, D.: Adams E. Second Row: Coan, G.: Allaire, S. Navor. D.: Gagnflire, W.; Himes. D.; Shean A. Third Row: Oborslti. C; Blumer, J.: Bas selt, R.: Kyle. W.; Narel, J.; Brewer. C. McKelvey, D. Four+h Row: Hoffman, R. Gavitt. J.; Kleiner. J,: Beyeler. M.; Eisen trout. E.: Hayes. T.: Hellerstedt, H.; Kul baciti, J. 191 Front Row: Mollis. M.; Williams, S.: Schuy- ler, J.: Taylor, M.: Schroeder, W.; Russell, J.; Wanless, K.; Roseta, R. Second Row: Dunaway, D.; Fellenz, L.: Williams, M.: Tice, R.; WielloszewskI, A.: Smith, T. Third Row: Bible, M.t SImms, E.; Stelter, J.: Selecaman, W.; Clark, P.; Thorstens, G. Fourth Row: Wallenbach, J.; Steele, G.: Isenhower, J.; St. Onge, R.; Silva. J.; Whitaker. T.: Cross, D.: Steinbach. G. 192 Front Row: Bonebrake. C; Hester. G.; Syjuco, J.; Esposito. J.: Carpenter. J. Second Row: Adamson, J.: Karwan. C; Strother, W.; Smith, P.; Henderson. T, Third Row: Grant. P.; Fagan, T.; Wilber. R.; Seitz. R.: Woodbury. G.: Donohue. H Fourth Row: Norris. J.; Sparks. B.: Wright, M.: Gelineau, J.: Vanaskie. W.: Wheeler, B. Not Pictured: Backcock. E.: Bremen. T.; Edwards. A. Front Row: Evans, V.; Craft. D.; Grant, J.: Leon, J.; Zilinskas, M.: Coyle, P. Second Row: Pitz, R.: Adams, J.: Bailey, S.: LaPenta, F.: Hostins, G. Third Row: Raglln, P.; Thompson, J.: Bryant, R.; Bubb, E. Fourth Row: Morelock, J.: Hayes, D.- Elber, G.: Anstrom, C: Tatro, B. Fifth Row: Weaver, P.: Albrecht, G.; Tighe, D. Not Pictured: Carrigan, L.; Jahntce, E. Front Row: Jones, P.; Cambell, P.; Bazze ' P.; Martray, R.: Domino, T.: Gruenke, R. Minor, J.; Foos, R. Second Row: Edwards F.; Bensberg, T.; Lennor, D.: Kersey, D. Meier, G.: Levy. L. Third Row: Forsythe P.; Ricker, G.; McDermott, D.: Lynett, M. OIner, J.; McCalL J. Fourth Row: Hesson J.: Whitaker, F.; Metzler, D.: McCuliougb J.; Matthews, M.: Stobbs. E.; Johnson, J. 193 Front Row: Hall. T.; Dibella, F.; Whitney, D.; Noll, F.; Aykroyd, D.; Bay. L.; Kuhn, Smith, J. Second Row: Williams, S.: Suermann. J.; Funderburke, C; Carlson, A.: Traynor, S,: Mischler, W.; French, J.: Ire- land, A.: Moore, R. ' K SECOND CLASS Front Row: Snow, J.: Bresnick, T.; Jaccard, T.; Robella, B.: Luchak, J.: Shaw, J.: Murray, R.; Caris, R.: Wells, R. Second Row: Roux, R.; McGovern, M.: Zoolt, W.; Lindsey. R.; Hammond, S.: Kelly, E.; Mosbacker, R.; Dalum. D. 194 ! SECOND CLASS ACADEMICS brought us face to face with the black arts that we had already come to regard with awe, having known them in previ- ous years to be somehow connected with mysterious late night goings-on behind closed doors in the barracks. efied ' mi " 10 cli In juice class we wrestled with strange symbols and quantities while, in dark- ened lecture halls, instructors gave us amazing demonstrations of black magic. Equally obscure were the rites of Thermo, Fluids, and Solids. Even the Social Sciences Department was able to change the simple business of moneychanging into a surreal world of graphs, curves, and marginal what- have-you analyses. 197 ELECTRICITY COL. E. C. CUTLER, JR. From the very start we knew we had tangled with a unique course. Our instructors infornned us of the department ' s ground rules and off we skipped to un- cover the mysteries of flowing electrons. We were all like one big happy family, " the Colonel " , the instructors, those that understood, and those that didn ' t. We all gathered several times a week In the mornings to play a funny little game called, " You bet your commission " with the goats doing the lion ' s share of the gambling. All of us will recall Saturday morning lectures and the " juice patrol " of officers making sure that we didn ' t miss any of the lecture. With the fear of being graded removed, our labs were fun and interesting. We connected the green cord to the red and the gray to the blue with the greatest of ease. Many future instructors were developed in our class and in most every case a little more than just electricity was learned and remembered by all. d First Row: MAJ M. L Moore, LTC H. G. Graham, LTC S. E. Relnhart, Jr., COL E. C. Cutler, Jr., LTC R. B. Andreen, MAJ D. K. Blackham. Second Row: MAJ D. A. Herman, Jr., MAJ R. H. MAJ W. I. Brownfieid, MAJ B. M. Car MAJ C. J. M AJ J. R. Zabrlslcie. MAJ J. L. Geisinger, CPT A. J, Downey, MAJ J. J. P. Meehan, MAJ R. L. Leech. Third Row: MAJ C. E. Endy, Jr., MAJ N. B. Penrose, MAJ J. F. Campbell, MAJ T. E. Olson. 198 199 LAW COL. F. C. LOUGH Held: The defendant, the plantlff, the bailee, and everyone else in the court is guilty, but who will pay - the court costs. From such illustrious figures as I. Conoclast and, Rosey Cheeks, to the immortal Sally Darcy, we learned the basic concepts of constitutional, criminal, and military law. Classes were relaxed, interesting and highly argumentive, especially in the mock trials held at the end of the year. Law taught us how to think and how to apply our knowledge to the problems which confront us daily, and which will continue to confront us in our future military careers. i i I |««r«WW :yBnB»Mt «BCU ««»st J»««« • ■• C • • It • »• ••t i First Row: MAJ Gustave F. Jacob. LTC Thomas C. Oldham, COL Frederick C. Lough, LTC Robert W. Jones, MAJ Peter J. Kenny. Second Row: CPT Thomas W. Morriss, CPT John T. Sherwood, Jr., CPT Robert T. Pope, CPT John K. McGuirk, CPT Enoch M. Overby, III, CPT Richard A. Peterson. Third Row: CPT Wade V. Mallard, CPT Joseph S. McAullffe, CPT Thomas L. Moore, Jr., CPT Eugene W. Murphy, Jr., CPT David C. Boysen, CPT Francis W. Joynt. 200 MECHANICS COL. E. R. HEIBERG The mechanics department attempted to teach us the difference between sheer knowledge and just plain shear, however, the results were questionable. Although the department employed numerous teaching methods and techniques, some of us never could " apply basic principles " to solve a " relatively straight forward ' free body diagram. Carnot, hook, diesel, and rankine drew tlieir cycles while most of us drew a blank. But somehow something managed to infiltrate Into our heads for by the first semester of firsty year, we realized just hew much we had learned In our mechanics courses and how well these fragments of knowledge had been implanted. We are sure that the techniques acquired in problem solving as well as the general knowledge we acquired will help us throughout our careers. First Row: MAJ R. S. Seaward, LTC J. D. Daigh, COL E. R. Helberg, MAJ J. M. Sigler, MAJ G. W. Williams, MAJ R. C. Bennett. Second Row: MAJ F. B. Plummer, II, MAJ J. B. Hilmes, MAJ B. D. Marsh, MAJ R. L Parsons, CRT P. F. Lagasse, MAJ D. E. Beach, Jr., MAJ S. W. Hickman, MAJ R. D. Welch, Jr., MAJ W. R. Parks, MAJ C. M. Radler, MAJ R. B. Karsteter, MAJ R. S. Seaward, MAJ S. R. Kleb. Third Row: CRT T. P. Hueman, CRT L F. Ermold, MAJ D. R. Pope, MAJ N. J. KukllnskI, MAJ B. A. Logerquist, MAJ R. D. Kenyon, MAJ A, M. Solberg. Missing: MAJ H. N. Schwarzkopf, MAJ F. J. Redd, CPT H. D. Kevin. 202 M 203 USMA BAND The United States Military Academy Band is per- haps a more integral part of West Point than the Military Academy itself. It was formed as a corps of fifers and drummer attached to several Minute Man companies stationed on Constitution Island before the Revolutionary War. From these beginnings the oldest band in the Army, led by the only saber-bearing sergeant major in the Army, has served West Point and the Military Academy with pride and distinction. The services of the band are many and varied; from sounding reveille and the other calls of the military day, to full concerts at Trophy Point, hlow- ever, their most important function is to provide the show and music for all parades. A service they perform with the excellence of the professionals they are, the parades exhibit the fine accomplishment of the band. ! 204 Surprisingly enough, one of the least popular Second Class academic subjects is reflected in several extracur- ricular activities. These are featured here, along with the religious activities and some others. RADIO CLUB Under the new cadet management and with $2,000 from the CAO for new equip- ment, the Radio Club was able to Increase its power output to the maximum legal strength. However, East Barracks had to sprout a new crop of iron monsters as the Club improved its antenna system; and the lights dimmed even more perceptively every time it went on the air. This year the Club again sponsored the cheapest (free) message handling service In the Corps. Cadets were able to talk directly to friends and relatives across the nation. With Its new equipment It was able to qualify for several awards from the Ameri- can Radio Relay League for contacting amateurs In every state and on every con- tinent. It was also one of the top scorers In the east New York area in the fall sweep- stakes for 24-hour operation. With Its new influx of freshman operators and newly qualified upperclassmen, it hopes to be able to save the Corps even more next year. KDET RADIO The KDET broadcasting staff worked especially hard this year to provide the sports coverage and music the Corps desired. From football to Army-Navy sports weekends, KDET was on the sports scene. Aside from radio shows, KDET spread out to provide music in class clubs, bring In artists from the entertainment world, and provide record hops. At West Point, you are In the Big " K " Country. 206 AUDIO CLUB The Audio Club, under the guidance of Majors D. K. Blackham and T. E. Olson, began the year with an informative trip to a stereo high fidelity show in New York City. This nnarked the initia- tion of prospective members into the major functions of the club, that of supplying and purchasing the best stereo equipment for the Corps and assisting cadets in building and re- pairing stereo equipment. This club was well known for its low purchasing prices and its unique club room set-up of the latest electronic equipment for analyzing faulty stereo sets. The Department of Electricity gladly lent its assist- ance at all times. ROCKET SOCIETY Under President Bill McAdams ' leadership and the helpful guidance of our Officer-in-Charge, Major Kenneth Lager of the Ordnance Depart- ment, the Rocket Society enjoyed a memorable year. From projects to lectures and a little prac- tical experience, the club increased its knowledge of America ' s rocketry. Our trips to Cape Ken- nedy to view NASA and to Huntsville to visit the Army ' s program further enlightened us to the complexities of the space age. 207 DEBATE COUNCIL AND FORUM Two hundred and fifty students, representing over 100 colleges, met at West Point on 6-9 December to participate In the 19th Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA). Discussion groups were organized geographically, and discussed problems of inter national relations that have occurred since the launching of Sputnik I in 1957. The areas included: South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, USSR-East Europe, the North Atlantic Area, the Middle East and North Africa, and the United Nations. The latter table was a new group which discussed the United Nations and Arms Control. Each group thoroughly studied the history, evolution, and current problems and alternatives of United States policy toward their respective area. Each round table was assisted by a chairman who directed the discussion as well as an advisor who was particularly acquainted with the area. No attempt was made to reach specific conclusions but, on the final day of the Conference, the group prepared a report on Its discussions. This year, SCUSA opened with a Keynote Address by the Hon. Paul t . Nitze, formerly Secretary of the Navy, and presently serving in the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense. Following his address, the conferees spent the next two days at their round tables, concluding with a banquet held in the Cadet Mess on 8 December. The banquet address was pre- sented by Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since Its inception in 1949, SCUSA has doubled in size and has become one of the most highly regarded student conferences in the nation. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CLUB The Behavioral Science Club Is established for the purpose of providing opportunities for cadets to pursue their Interests In the study of psychological and social aspects of military life. The Behavioral Science Club Is oriented toward the general support of the mission of the Military Academy through furthering the professional development of Its mem- bers. The club is divided Into four subgroups (Military, Science, Sociological, and General) so as to provide specific topics of interest to each group through projects, lectures, seminars, and association with out- side groups. The club started off its first year with a very excellent and beneficial lecture by Col. Kolmer on " The Alcoholic Soldier. " Other articles included were lectures or films on Military Unit Stress, Hypnosis, Sleep and Dreams, Insanity, Freudian Studies, Prisoner of War Techniques, and Psychological Warfare. Trips were taken to Walter Reed Hospital, National Institute of Health, Naval Medical Research Center, a New York Narcotics Hospital, Special Warfare Center, and a Deaf and Blind School. The club offers challenges and opportunities for those cadets interested in the psychology of military establishments. 208 MILITARY AFFAIRS CLUB With a lot of behind the scenes effort, the members of the Military Affairs Club have presented a number of programs of military Interest this year. Colonel Simpson was chief panelist in a discussion of the role of Special Forces In Viet Nam. Another panel con- sidered the role of airmobility in Viet Nam. Later, a guest-speaker from Lockheed Aircraft gave a very interesting lecture on the C-5 a heavy lift aircraft. Along with special committee discussions on more narrow subjects and the club ' s participation In the spring ROTC visit, a trip to the Pentagon Is planned Growing in size and scope, the club has tried to provide an outlet for the feelings of the Corps ' gung- ho few and the rest of us with an interest in the profession of arms. CARDINAL NEWMAN FORUM The Cardinal Newman Forum has been quite active this past year In a number of activities, with much emphasis on topics concerning the Faith and the Church in the past as well as in the present day. To accomplish these discussions we have used films and guest lecturers. The Newman Forum also took several retreats to nearby monasteries to help bring about a better understanding of the Church. There was also time for fun during the past year. There were picnics with nearby girls ' colleges Invited, as well as panel discussions with the girls. The Cardinal Newman Forum has had an Interesting and eventful year and has provided cadets the opportunity to learn more about God. 209 Ct4 PROTESTANT DISCUSSION GROUP The Protestant Discussion Group met weekly in the Chaplain ' s Office in Grant Hall. The group Is broken down into three smaller divisions of first classmen, second and third classmen, and fourth class- men. They are led by Chaplains Ford, Wilson, and Easterling respectively. The group sponsored a retreat for sixty cadets In December. A study of the Church ' s role in society was led by the Rev. Fay Hill, a na- tionally known Protestant minister. The major activity of this group is Its weekly study and discussion of biblical and theological literature as it relates to our society today. It is also an outlet to discuss cadets ' problems and experiences In every- day life. CADET CHAPEL CHOIR The Cadet Chapel Choir, under the able direction of Mr. John A. Davis, and capable supervision of Major Robert G. Moscatelll, Is responsible for provid- ing music for the worship services at the Cadet Chapel. In addition, It Is also responsible for repre- senting West Point at public appearances throughout the East. Certainly none of the Choir members will forget the services In which the Choir participated in Washington, D.C., Passaic, N.J. and at St. Thomas ' Cathedral in New York City. These trips and the experiences gained in our weekly participation In services at the Cadet Chapel have made this past year an enjoyable one for the Choir. 210 JEWISH CHAPEL CHOIR The Jewish Chapel Choir, composed of approxi- mately twenfy Jewish cadets, sings the hymns and responses at weekly services conducted in the Old Cadet Chapel. In addition, the choir has performed for numerous civilian audiences, singing traditional American and Hebrew songs. Although limited time and membership have placed severe restrictions on the choir ' s ambitions, this small group has eminently served to aid Jewish cadets who have sought to demonstrate an abiding interest in their musical heritage. CATHOLIC CHOIR During the past year the Catholic Chapel Choir participated In many activities. Besides singing Mass every Sunday, the choir participated In several extra- curricular trips Including visits to Mercy College, Fordham and St. Patrick ' s In New York City. The goals and ambitions of the choir were dealt a serious blow due to the transfer of Monsignor Moore, long- time pastor and spiritual advisor to the choir; however, the choir carried on under the combined leadership of Fathers McCormick and O ' Brien. 211 JEWISH CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL The Jewish Chapel Sunday School is an activity supported by the Jewish Chapel Squad. Each Sunday morning of the Acadennic Year, the Sunday School teachers, consisting of cadets of all four classes, have given instruction to the children of the Jewish per- sonnel stationed at West Point. The Sunday School is the only Jewish educational institution in the im- mediate vicinity of West Point, therefore the Sunday School teachers perform an invaluable service for West Point ' s Jewish community. r T WEST POINT SUNDAY SCHOOL Each Sunday 600 children of Post personnel attend Protestant Sunday School taught by t50 instructors. Both the teachers and the children profit by these spiritual classes. Ken Knitt is assisted in his job as General Superintendent by Chaplain Wilson, Major Snyder, and Major Anderson. A picnic at Camp Buckner, Parent ' s Day, Christmas Pageant, and trips to various civilian Sunday Schools highlighted a very rewarding year. 212 activity itli Sunday i4y Sctool iMi, av8 «»isli per. iay Wool I tlie iffl. 8 Siiiiday efice for GLEE CLUB Despite the efforts of the Tactical Department to suppress the art of singing by cadets, they have gathered in song as far back as 1870. Who can dispute the legend that the Glee Club had its origin at Benny Haven ' s famed tavern? Since that time, the Club has continued to live up to its traditional motto of " No fun v ithout music, no music without fun. " The 1967-68 edition of the Cadet Glee Club is definitely no exception. Under the new directorship of Major fHal Gibson, the Club enjoyed a wide variety of performances ranging from " sedate " concerts be- fore the President of the United States to its annual beer bust with the New York Athletic Club. Although the rehearsals were sometimes long and the schedule demanding, no member will dispute the fact that the Glee Club is the best way to lift the " grey fog. " In the dead of winter comes an important milestone for the Second Class: 500th Night, celebrated to com- memorate the remaining time until graduation. In the darkened halls of the Bear Mountain Inn, to the music of the Night Ryders (the rock and roll version of the Hellcats,) and in civilian clothes, we enjoyed the clos- est approach cadets ever make to the high school and party life we had left behind us. A very important part of Cow Year is that long-awaited boon from the lofty corridors of power, privileges. No one who has never been a cadet can fully appreciate our preoccupation with such simple pleasures as watching T.V. on Friday night. To the Second Class falls the responsibility for the an- nual cultural exchange with our sister academies. We returned with memories of boat rides on the Severn River and an extravagant glass and aluminum world in the Rockies. The Middies and Zoomies proved to be excellent hosts, and a jolly time was had by all. 214 215 When winter comes to West Point, the wind howls down the river straight from the North Pole and the Plain takes on all the aspects of the Russian steppes during her fabled winter — one almost expects to see Napoleon ' s freezing army struggling through the swirling snows. Cow Year was the Year of the Long Winter, the last significant snow appearing on April 24th. 217 Different individuals feel it at different times, but eventually it strikes every cadet: the sudden realization that his time at West Point does not extend in- definitely into the future; that there is an end in sight somewhere near the horizon. For many of us, as an example, it came along around the time of 500th Night: Not only were we celebrating the number of days, but the class we could remember, as though yesterday, riding off to Bear Mountain had gradu- ated and gone. It is a subtle feeling, but it sticks and grows, and as the end of Second Class Year approaches, it waxes strong. 218 SbeiNieitrJl0rkSlmej9; VOL.CXVl.No.39$47 NEW YORK, THURSDA Y, JUNE t, 1967 10 CENTS ISRAELIS ROUT THE ARABS, APPROACH SUEZ, BREAK BLOCKADE, OCCUPY OLD JERUSALEM; AGREE TO UN. CEASE-FIRE; U.A.R. REJECTSJT 3 APOLLO ASTRONAUTS DIE IN FIRE; ! " " GRISSOM, WHITE, CHAFFEE CAUGHT SS: IN CAPSULE DURING A TESTONPAD A dena uer, Reb uilder of West Germany, Dies Stalin ' s Daughter Apparently Defects And Consults With U.S. Aides in India TRAGEDY AT CAPE Rescuers Are Blocked by Dense Smoke- Cause Is Studied PRESIDENT VOWSTO PRESS PmSHINGOF AGGRESSORS; HANOI ARE A BOMBED AGAIN FACES COORT TEST U.S. Judge Sets Hearing on Charge He Is Not Legal Inhabitant of State 219 » » ;.t: i Sj 7-- O " , ;:. ' ' iM . ►sap - ,M w i .l n ■V-, ' ' : . ; : . y? • ? ' ' Ky ' -; " : iii . . - ' % i FIRSTY YEAR 223 224 The hats had hardly stopped falling when the new First Class was on the move. As guests of the Air Force, we departed on the first leg of our grand tour of the United States. We were showered with flattering (and unac- customed) attention as each branch at- tempted to make a better impression than the one before. The first stop was Fort Knox, the appropriate home of the Cavalry Cold. There, in the first of sev- eral firepower demonstrations, we were shown the sobering array of power at the Army ' s command. 225 At Fort Sill, we took turns on their giant shooting gallery. The Artillery also in- troduced us to new thresholds of finer food and drink as we learned to appre- ciate buffalo meat and found that ' ' muzzleblaster ' ' could mean more than just noisy ordnance. At Fort Bliss we were shown the latest In duck hunting equip- ment, and we took the opportu- nity to further our nation ' s Good Neighbor Policy as we enjoyed the broadening experience of travel to foreign lands. 227 At Fort Benning, the Queen of Battle sought to allay our natural suspicions by plying us with air conditioned barracks, connplete with bar. The Leadership School subjected us to a modernized version of the Twelve Labors of Hercules. The training at Fort Benning was both challenging and enjoyable. t )af. I|)e ' es. h 229 Future Engineers were able to tinker to their hearts ' content with the erector sets at Fort Belvoir. There was even a complimentary train ride through the Army ' s version of Disneyland. ' . t : | ' fe ' i 230 M « « « »« » — ' " " " j rr; " " Fort Monmouth did much to diminish the distaste we had accrued over the past year for things electrical. As we had expected, General Rienzi proved to be as good at throwing parties as he was at rally-speaking. 231 i The nights were no less busy than the days. Each posts stock of strong drink was conscientiously evaluated by the visiting cadets. At lavish balls, the Class of ' 68 stepped boldly forth to meet the local daughters. Many of us made per- manent friendships, while others be- came instantly wealthy. 232 Returning from the First Class Trip, we divided once again for the summer ' s business. Some too responsible posi- tions on the New Cadet Detail, filling such vital roles as that of the Man In The Red Sash. Others took charge of the care and feeding of the Third Class by serving on the Camp Buckner De- tail. Those who had not yet done so took advantage of the Army ' s student second lieutenant program. We all managed to find time for a month of leave. 233 SUPERINTENDENT ' S STAFF cov Front Row: Rev. J. D. Ford, Ch USMA. COL H. M. Brown Jr.. Alumni Secy, COL R. S. Crandall, Engr, COL C. R. Broshous, Dir, Expansion, Planning Con Ofc, COL C. A. Mitchell, DCSP A, COL W. J. Whltener, CofS, M G D. V. Bennett, Supt USMA, COL L. B. Harding, DCSLOG, COL J. H. Voegtly, Surgeon USMA, COL J. M. Hertzog, AS, COL J. B. Stephens, lO, Rev Father R. F. McCormIck, Catholic Ch, Second Row: LTC J. L. .Powell, PM, LTC D. A. Cerow, C Sup Svc Div, LTC R. B. Unger, Post Exch Off, COL W. C. Malbmes, CArans Div, COL J. S. Howland, Dir, Rsch Ofc, COL G. I. Wian, Den Surg, COL J. G. Capka, Dir, Athletics, COL F. P. Cancelliere, Treas, LTC W. H. Schempf, CO, USMA Band, LTC S. E. Thevenet, C Maint Div, LTC C. D. W. Canham, IG, LTC M. W. Bounds, SGS, Mr. J. I. Woodruff, A Dir, Adm Regr. Third Row: Mr. R. E. Kuehne, Dir, Museum, CPT, J. C. Ellerson, ADC to Supt, MAJ E. M. Christensen, Gifts Memorials Off, MAJ D. J. Gudinas, FAO, LTC K. R. Hindle, C Scty Div, LTC G. C. Brannon, Sig Off, LTC R. W. Black, Co, 1st Bn, 1st Inf, LTC W. A. Crim, SPS Off, LTC K. D. Johnson, Post Ch, MAJ F. J. Robertson, C Pur Contr Div, MAJ M. W. Cary, Protocol Off, SGM A. M. Kaczmarek, SGM USMA, Mr. E. W. Amick, Dir, Fam Hsg Div, Mr. J. J. Smith, Dep Compt. t«itti!, cc: l«|W(tol NA) Silit [ . 234 COMMANDANT ' S STAFF First Row (Left to Right): LTC Peifer (CAO), LTC Donovan (Opns O), BG Rogers (Conndt of Cadets), COL Hughes (Deputy Comdt), LTC Vandermeer (S-l), LTC Shackleton (S-4). Second Row (Left to Right): LTC Martin (Ass ' t CAO), CAPT Neiger (Ass ' t Opns O). CPT Paske (Aide), MAJ Saint (Ass ' t S-l), MAJ Harmon (Ass ' t S-4). Not Pictured: MAJ Cook (Ass ' t S-l). 235 I FIRST REGIMENT First Row: MAJ N. D. Harms, MAJ G. J. Stapleton, COL W. J. Love, LTC J. DeW. Pelton, MAJ G. P. Modica, SGM D. H. Peters. Second Row: MAJ H. W. Darden, Jr. MAJ F. G. Stritzlnger, MAJ K. M. Hennlnger, MAJ F. W. Goodenough, Jr., MAJ W. J. Mullen, III, CPT W. B. Clark. 236 H R m ■J De» .P I J. M«!lei. I ' Lrft to Right, BoHom to Top: LT D. Q. Pearson, LTC M. D. Howell, COL W. B. Caldwell, III, MAJ C. A. Glenn, MAJ L. G. Gibbings. MAJ R. R. Maglin, MAJ W. A. Fitzgerald, MAJ H. T. Fields, » AJ G. C. Lawton, MAJ R. V. Vermillion, MAJ L E. Bennett. SECOND REGIMENT 237 i I I THIRD REGIMENT Left to Right, Front Row: SGM T. L. Dobol, SGM Third Regiment, MAJ Wm. E. Sweet, SI, Third Regiment, COL A. M. Haig, Jr., CO, Third Regiment, LTC A. C. Lehman, XO, Third Regiment. CPT M. A. Eggleston, Tac Co E-3, MAJ G. P. McLaughlin, Tac Co H-3. Left to Right, Second Row: MAJ D. Markham. Tac Co A-3, MAJ J. H. Schwar, Jr., Tac C-3, MAJ C. B. L. Johansson. Tac Co B-3, CPT E. W. Shaw, Tac Co D-3. MAJ G. N. Dreybus, Jr., Tac Co G-3, MAJ J. B. Oliver, Tac Co F-3, CPT J. K. Waters, Jr., Tac Co B-3. I ' " ' ' ' teas. 238 STRICT MILITARY COL. C. M, SIMPSON SGM. M.J. LAWRENCE 4TH TOUGH PROUD SJ - ' " ; MAJ J. P. Haley. MAJ R. R. Blunt, MAJ J. P. Walters, MAJ G. P. Graves, MAJ A. D. Johnson, MAJ D. G. Wells, MAJ K. R. Stuhlmuller, MAJ J. L. Seeley. Not Pictured: Regi- mental Executive Officer LTC Billy McDonald. FOURTH REGIMENT 239 With Summer ' s End the . . . . . . CLASS OF 1968 v:C -; . 2 f r: Returned to West Point To Take Command of The Corps of Cadets S 240 BRIGADE STAFF J ,- Center Front: C CAPTAIN J. L THROCKMORTON, Brigade Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN W. L ROBINSON. Executive Officer C CAPTAIN G. W. HALSTEAD, Adjutant C CAPTAIN C. A. VEHLOW, Supply Officer C CAPTAIN T. N. BURNETTE, Operations Officer C CAPTAIN A. L. EUSTICE, Activities Officer BRIGADE ASSISTANT STAFF Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT L. C. RATCLIFFE, Assistant Adjutant C LIEUTENANT A. H. SOEDER, Assistant Activities Officer C LIEUTENANT D. L. ALEXANDER, Assistant Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT D. A. SMITH, Assistant Supply Officer C LIEUTENANT J. W. SORROW, Assistant Operations Officer C MASTER SERGEANT L R. JORDAN, Sergeant Maior 1 241 1st REGIMENTAL STAFF Center Front: C CAPTAIN E. F. AUDRAIN, Regimental Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN G. TIJERINA, Executive Officer C CAPTAIN F. G. ZOPHY, Adiutant C CAPTAIN R. N. H. YASUKAWA, Operations Officer C CAPTAIN M. F. HANSEN, Supply Officer 1st REGIMENTAL ASSISTANT STAFF Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT T. M. MOORE, Assistant Adjutant C MASTER SERGEANT T. G. KURKJIAN, Sergeant Maior C LIEUTENANT J. O. BENSON, Activities Officer C LIEUTENANT N. A. MC LEAN, Assistant Operations Officer C MASTER SERGEANT F. J. SHAHID. Supply Sergeant 1st BATTALION, 1st REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN V, P. BAERMAN, Battalion Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN R. J. SCAGLIONE, Executive Officer C MASTER SERGEANT J. F. WALSH, Sergeant Major C LIEUTENANT W. WOOTEN, Adjutant C LIEUTENANT R. M. WARNCKE, Supply Officer C LIEUTENANT M. H. FELLOWS. Operations Officer 2nd BATTALION, 1st REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN V. F. GARCIA, Battalion Commander Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT J. B. COPLEY, Operations Officer C CAPTAIN T. J, KENNEDY, Executive Officer C MASTER SERGEANT R. L. ALLEN, Sergeant Major C LIEUTENANT R. W. MAC DONALD, Supply Officer C LIEUTENANT W. B. RAINES Adjutant 242 A- 1 started the year a little understrength after losing a few key personnel to D- 1 . An alumni association was immediately set up in the battalion. Although reduced to an elite, the company had a good tac. This was the first year he was not mentioned in the Christmas skit. In academics, the yearlings realized they could go " D " all day, the cows discovered that law is a sure cure for insomnia, and the firsties found that the hike to Ordnance in winter closely resembles the retreat from Moscow. For those of us that are leaving, it ' ll be the friends we ' ll miss — that ' s really what Is left after four years. FIRST CLASS Front Row: Ray Rhodes: Will Rorie; Tom Moore: Charlie Piraneo: Tom Kurkjian: Craig Carson: Tom Barnes. Second Row: Jim Stefan: Dave Olmsted: Scott Vickers: Bobby Hensler: Jay Kelly: Dave Neyses. Third Row: Gordie Crupper: John Hedley: Don Colglazier: Neil Cowperthwaite: Nicl DIenes: Ron Warncke. CO. A-1 243 The first all B- 1 class in many a year lived and learned to cope with every nnanner of ill and evil. The vagaries of three new Tac ' s in four years taught applied psychology and patience. But the challenge of escape and evasion soon wore off and many sought new diversions. Quite a few went off to corps squad, seven to the ballet, and almost all to the D-list. hlowever, with the largest marrying contingent in the corps, 50%, the sides were even in the battle of the bachelors. Having the lowest ranking cadets in the corps, B-l looks on the future not with uncertainty but with calm acceptance. CO. B-1 INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC AWARD FIRST CLASS Front Row: Fran Post; Jim Hargis; Craig Allgood; John Morris; Steve Radar; Mike McClary, Second Row: Jeff Wilcox; Marv Wcoten; Dan Donahue; Dave Cunningham; Max Puckett. Third Row: Keith Harrelson; Mike Noonan; Larry Stevenson; Bob Gora; Eric Kunz; Dick Palke. Not Pictured: Frank Audrain; Dave Carraway; Jack Reid; Dick Scaglione. • :. 244 This is Charlie, 1968. A unique group ... the Math Department would tremble if the " normal distribution " of our class standings was known . . . the only FIrsties In the Corps proficient In SW (Samurai Warfare) 401 ... intra- murals were watched closely by " Charging Charlie " , who used his ghostly powers to develop several Brigade cham- pionships . . . high points of the year . . . Ring hHop: " long " weekend for Pete ... football season: " Let ' s have a rocket, har har har " . . . first detail: " Column Reft, March! " . . . Car Show: Vette vs. Firebirds . . . branch drawing: the Tac called " signals " . . . uniform display: " Light blue for me, too " . . . Spring Leave: LeMans II ... easy academics . . . Charlie Uno . . . E-aw-kee!. ;. S««»ll FIRST CLASS Front Row: Roy Mase; Pete Poynter; John Darmody McConneil; Mike Bruce; Mike Brennan. Second Ro ' Leroy Outlaw; Jim McClain; John Dallen; Don Hall; Br Bill Robinson; Ron Feher; Mike Fellows: Tonn Eric Thomas; Jimmy Walsh; hiarold Yager; McKenna; Pres Miller. CO. C-1 HANDBALL CHAMPS WATER POLO CHAMPS 245 " Delta House " First Regiment came on the scene for the first time this year during " Reorgy " week. Being made up of a composite from A- 1, B-l, and C- 1 , we especially enjoy putting them down. This year has shown that we can all pull together when it counts. We also had a lot of hidden talent, like we didn ' t realize that R. K. was good, that Paul C. and VIrg-pok are ThHE experts! The company wouldn ' t have been complete without " Pappy " , " Teddy bear " , " The Mang " , " Coch " , " Sky King " , and of course " hlell ' va man " . The " Newms " from ' 70 must be acclaimed as the next best thing to Rembrandt. See ya ' round. CO. D-1 BOAT RACING CHAMPS FIRST CLASS Front Row: Bill Dyer; Chuck Olvi Cochran; Bill Brown; Ron Adams. Crist; Don Jones; Chuck Canella Not Pictured: George Gernnann. ■,: Rick Hawley; Joe Mangino; Ken Hauck; Ted Trauner; Jack Second Row: John Walsh; Sann Wyman; Virge Lambert; Paul Paul Baerman; Jerry Holderness; John Caiabro; Gil Tijerina. Ki-f 246 Reorganization Week, 1964, brought 39 of us together and we quickly united ourselves and fojiowed that old maxim of " cooperate and graduate. " We had our hives, we had our goats, and we always had those who represented that mediocre middle, but we were a closely knit group. Reorgy, 1964, to Reorgy, 1967, saw us lose a few of our original builders, some to greener pastures and others who helped the Corps expand for security ' s sake, but their memories will always remain with us. Firsty year came and with it our rings and within 24 hours of the Ring Presentation we had a cracked ring, but nothing could get us down. Some liked Brigade Staff, some closed files, all liked cars. Some liked Snuffy ' s, some liked Benet Hall, but all were broke. We leave now, some as bachelors, some with permanent roommates, some undecided but all with memories. Echo was good to us. FIRST CLASS Front Row: Gerry Crawford: Fred Hoblit: John Copley; Dean Becker; Keith Merrltt. Second Row: Chuck Hawkins: Al Snnith: Gary Schappaugh; Bob Sweeney; Mike Hart. Third Row: Pat Trffier; George Prosnik; Nornn Kuipa; Lee Schaeffer; Denny Rosenberry. Fourth Row: Randy Allen; Jim Bevans: Stan Sharpies; Gordy Zophy. Fifth Row: Mike Lalng; Bill McCauley Mike Gilhuly Not Pictured: Russ Olsen; Neil McLean. CO. E-1 247 It almost looked as if F- 1 ' 68 would stick out all four years together, and we almost did, except for the few who helped form the new hH-l. Searching all through Plebe year for the " Fun " In Fun One, we finally found it in the boislerously happy hours of reminiscences. The laughter of Buns, the irreplaceable Granny, and Smitty ' s guitar helped us know the fun of being Yearling and Cows. Extravagance in our taste in sports cars marked a healthy First Class year, ba ' anced ever so effectively by CE, OE and English themes. June Week found us all believing that a little of the " Old Corps " still remained. CO. F-1 FIRST CLASS hront Row: Doug Stevenson; Fred Reynolds; Gordie Tillery; Fred Johnson; Dan Bunnell: Dan Adams. Second Row: Dave Snnlth; Paul DeCoursey; Fred Shahid; Charlie Maclall; Shep McCaffrey; Bill Raines. Third Row: Norm O ' Meara; Bill Robinson; Jerry BucUey; John Finney; Pete Hanson; Ed Larson. Fourth Row: Jay Francis; Mike O ' Neil; John Benson; Steve Osborn; Lee Morand; Bill Little. Not Pictured: Chris laconis. 1 [, 248 G-l ... ho-hum . . . just another cadet company. Though Mac, ' 68 class president, and the frank Partner were from our company ho-hum . . . most of us were in 5th NCC in that infamous summer, except Bob, Hans, Ray and one other ... we joined an old-corps-personal-service company ... ask George, Joe or Rick ... we changed to D-l, the corps changed, too . . . things aren ' t as easy as they were once ... our last year, we reactivated G-l, no longer gophers, but Rangers . . . Stein gets his due credit ... ho- hum ... we talked to the animals. Mantis, Toad, Panda Bear, and the Beaver ... and they talked to us ... you had to smile within old south ' s grey walls ... Ping and Ludwo did ... Obie use to ... Ed and jar-head Trow didn ' t have to ... Chuck and Pat saw things differently, but both smiled ... Pepi didn ' t say ... Brownie couldn ' t say ... G-l was inconspicuously unique ... at last we knew . . . maybe you knew, too. FIRST CLASS Front Row: Bob Adams; Ray Vinton; Bob Fabrey; Stein Beckley; Chuck Steel; John Oventlle; John Ludwikoski; Ed Lorentzen; Bob Brown. Second Row: Pat Mente; Joe De Blaquiere; Mike Tangen; Kim Hennlngsen; George Schweitzer; Rick Adam; Pepi Ptasnik; Mike Patrow. CO. G-1 REGIMENTAL BANKERS TROPHY FALL DRILL STREAMER SOCCER CHAMPS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS 249 Being recently conceived by the TD, the firstles here in H-l only spent one year together. But we did have our share of daily diversions . . . breaking in a new Tac, personality conflicts, and marching right-step at parades. We were a motley crew but really the best of the 2nd battalion. Our spirit started-off with a bang and we adopted the name, hIAWG-ONE. The men of hawg-one were composed of star-collared hippies on one end and fortunate Infantry files on the other. We will always remember those war stories and Sunday nite tales told by those wily weekend warriors and that great fight with the academic depart- ment on the part of our even greater " engineer " . Yes, It was a long hard grind but we made it through with that good hiawg spirit and determination. The O. D. Army should be glad to have us. Our future is, as yet, unknown but our last days as cadets will always linger in our memories. CO. H-1 SUPERINTENDENT ' S AWARD SPRING DRILL STREAMER FIRST CLASS Front Row: Benny Robinson: Tom Martin; Vic Farrugia: Jim Kelly; Jim Carman. Second Row: Flip Jack; Ed Millson; Larry Petcu; J.J. Clark; Tony Ambrose. Third Row: Terry Kennedy; Larry Balcer; Barto McLellan; Larry Manning; Don McLane. Fourth Row: Rick Rider; Gil Reilly; Jim Black; John Westerlund; Randy Witwer; Ron Kendall; Vic Garcia; Bill Miller. 250 i-We ere Aware of the responsibility that was ours, we eagerly took to the task of command. ' ' 8 Ifltantiy ■f tlioie s, •■ " ■ depart. ! ' " «« " . Yes, ■i 4ty • ' 15. Amy 8 . udbown «r memones, ■ N I ' f itonii «»•: 251 ffl9 " 2nd REGIMENTAL STAFF EDELMAN, Regimental Center Front: C CAPTAIN M. Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN H. M. MEARS. Supply Officer C CAPTAIN R. J. HOUCK, Executive Officer C CAPTAIN B. D. SWEENY, Adjutant C CAPTAIN D. J. KAUFMAN, Operations Officer 2nd REGIMENTAL ASSISTANT STAFF Left to Right: C MASTER SERGEANT F. S. DELIA, Supply Sergeant C LIEUTENANT R. C. KELLY. Activities Officer C LIEUTENANT M. K. SHEAFER, Assistant Adjutant C LIEUTENANT J. B. WING. Assistant Operations Officer C MASTER SERGEANT H. A. SHAFFER, Sergeant Major 1st BATTALION, 2nd REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN S. M. HERMAN. Battalion Commander Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT T. L MC NAUGHER. Adjutant C LIEUTENANT J. M. BLEVINS, Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT S. O. LOWRY, Supply Officer C MASTER SERGEANT R. J. BALOG. Sergeant Major C CAPTAIN D. D-. NETTESHEIM. Executive Officer 2nd BATTALION, 2nd REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN H. S. BENNETT, Battalion Commander Left to Right: C MASTER SERGEANT J. R. NICKOLS, Sergeant Major C LIEUTENANT J. A, BUCKLEY, Supply Officer C LIEUTENANT B. NESWIACHENY, Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT J. R. ONEAL, Adjutant C CAPTAIN J. R. SWINNEY. Executive Officer 252 « Tiger ' s uncanny ability to do the wrong thing at the wrong time — and his clothing calls between 9:35 and taps — the sinister smiles of Ruggles, Izzy, " the Snake, " and Knowles — " Turtle " and " The Mouse " — Paddy Donovan — Campany over 400 down in math before leaving — Strob ' s ear almost cut off by Tom Furgesson — Moon Mullins — Saturday in- spections or lack thereof. Change from D-2 to A-2 — Freddie Bliss made It a " real fine, real fine " year — Duke and Jinx confided with each other in one too many areas — Garten- berg as CO — subdivision I2B, a world in itself — A-2 called the plays at the football games. Siegal on early departure to Viet Nam — Bobby Vee new tac — Marriott ' s crusade against the plebes. Cooch ' s quill — and his Volkswagen — WItschonke second CO — Nettesheim Bn CO — Tiger perma- nent Snuffy ' s Sergeant — Miller ' s bulletin board — Waily fights Dean and TD — loses to both — Dickie Mac held in suspended animation by SS second semester — Korda shot down for third time in four years — Willy ' s amplifier — Strob ' s actualK ' threatened to quill people. . . . lest we forget the experiences that bind us. Mid flairs fHiht;uii .AijIj i FIRST CLASS Front Row: William Thygerson; Joel Pigott; Daniel Nettesheim; Charles Witschonke: Stroble; Francis Cooch; David Taylor; Ter Jack Mi Nolan. William Marric Robert Keller, ■y Wildrick; Sa ft; Richard McClelland; Second Row: Albert ■nuel Lowry. Third Row James Stettler; Sleder; Charles ; Wally Barton; ler; Peter Connor; George Christensen; Bruce Korda: Jared Florance. Not Pictured: John CO. A-2 253 Although the new companies took their toll of ' 68, the Bulldogs gained a friendly nighttime visitor from the 49th Div., and staff never could figure out why our status reports showed one extra attachment. After the Ring hlop, shattered stones, and dreams, marked the way to a year of change for the Best-in-the-Second. Robbie, Dan, and Ron managed to hold on to their old fiancees, Jon found a better model, and Steve traded his for a new car. Chuck showed us all how to do it with a different someone special for each weekend. As the year progressed, GM took a twelve-month advance from Paul, Herms, and Mike, while hlonadue lost his car to Dow Jones. Des finally finished a term paper before reveille, and Joe ' s admin gave us all an extra weekend. As it all came to a happy ending, all of us looked ahead for a bright future, while Piggy is still waiting in the yearling sallyport for his ten 3.0 ' s. agony, i CO. B-2 SUPERINTENDENT ' S AWARD FIRST CLASS Front Row: Steve Harper; Greg Camp; Don Johnson; Lou Speldel; Chuck Besanceney; Steve Herman; Larry Jordon. Second Row: Mike Sheaffer; Jon Stallings: Ronnie Lane; Jo Durkan; Jeff House; Don Robinson; Floyd Perry; Steve Dondhue. Third Row: Jack Swaney; Piggy Banks; Richard Des Jardien; Dan Popov; Dale Hansen; Lou Schlipper; John Frinak; Paul Lovett. 254 After the scream of the tires has faded away, and the " ports exhaust clouds have settled, after we have " bid " that last, " fond adieu " , we ' ll never forget the " Root " , who, with a flying tackle, showed . . . the " Blob " , for his lightning speed, Fish, for his towering height, Frales, for his overwhelming care . . . the Deacon ' s eloquence, Dave ' s tenths, the Ace ' s punctuality. Bill ' s vocabulary . . . " cinder man " and the " fox " , for their humility and meekness . . . " Fat Jack " , everybody ' s Santa ... Dynamite Jim, " Houch " , Tom, Low, Dan, ... " Stein " Leathe, Bouncln " , Bo-bracin ' , Button Bobby ... O. J. the D.J. . . . the H-man, standing on his head . . . Wally-boop, of the Armor . . . Baley, trying always to see things from a vantage point . . . Those of us In Army Green, and that one in A-Force Blue, will always remember the fun and sorrow, the joy and agony, of those four, long years here, on the Hudson. FIRST CLASS ; Ste " Front Row: Tim Fisher; Dan Kaufman; Bill Jeffries; Lou Font; Bob Balog. Second Row: Roy Miller; Dave Carl; Karl Lea+ham; Bob Clarke; Dave Schulte. Third Row: John Culler; Lee O ' Reilly; Charlie Hill; Reed Fraley. Fourth Row: Jim Deckr; Walt Meinshausen; Andy Burns. CO. C-2 255 Divided we came, filled with apprehension over rumors of a vindictive new tactical officer who threatened to drain away our very life ' s blood — our privileges. But the " White Tornado " didn ' t live up to his reputation, and things settled down to the bliss that is firsty year. There were those who cared, and then there were those who cared not quite so much. There were many who didn ' t drink, forcing a few to do yeoman like work to make up for it, and study time was evenly divided between social etiquette at Snuffy ' s, current events at the movies, and physics at the Lee Hall pool tables. Somehow we made it through the themes, the re- search papers, the EDP ' s and the BDP ' s — all cynical devices used by the academic departments to steal our precious study time. And through it all we grew a little — matured a little, always able to find the light side of things and make life almost bearable. CO. D-2 FIRST CLASS Front Row: Gary Yoshizumi; Jim Greenberg; Dave Ford; Manolo Diamante; Fronk Chapuran: Al Vitters. Second Row: Dick Steiner; Bruce Brown; Karl Gustafson; Ty Parsons; Mike Einbinder; Fred Burdette. Third Row: Jeff Rogers; Dick Flynn; Rog Olson; Johnny Miller; Ken Knitt; Steve Bowman. Not Pictured: Jack Reed; Barry Conway; Dick Bowers. 256 ' limors quite s E-2 does not stand out as a company which excels In one area of cadet life. Instead, it exemplifies what could best be called a well rounded, highly motivated company. Winner of the Superintendent ' s Award In 1967, they continued their winning way by securing the Drill Streamer early In the fall parade season. Although they won no regimental athletic championships this year, they were always In comp etition until the end. They were well represented on the corps squad level, having lettermen in nearly all of the major sports. During the past four years, E-2 has contributed much to the Regiment and to the Corps. p7 . Front Row: Skip Greeby: Everett Wohlers; Bob Broderlck; Bob Uhler: John Jones. Second Row Steve Rodgers; Charles Jannes; Dale Nelson; Lannar Ratcliffe; Mike Ruiz. Third Row: Bruce Sweeny Jess Nlckols; John Williams: John Merriam; Jack Mayer; James Howard. Fourth Row: Lyie Pirnle Randy Griffin; Al Kimball; Dan Winter: Chuck Petruska; Joe Cinquino. Not Pictured: Harry Bennett Howie Harper. CO. E-2 FALL DRILL STREAMER SPRING DRILL STREAMER 257 Our first two years went by rather uneventfully, then we were joined by the monkey and became the zoo. We had many characters: Steve Ader, the F-2 fatman, Jim Baird, the garbageman, Charlie Beclcwith, the walking cham- pion, Tom Beierschmitt, the little general, Maw Belasco, Joe Jew, Stew Burwell, the nose ' job. Bill Campbell, the raquete man, Dave Clemm, the rube, Mark Edelman, the zebra, Russ Fuhrman, Howdy doody, Terry hiolland, the spring indicator, Jim Jennings, the wild greaseball, Dwight Lee, of Ladycllff fame, Doug MacFarlane, Snoopy ' s pal, Charlie Mahan, Cecil ' s playmate, Ed Mendoza, the prince, Freddie Nader, the bouncer. Bud Neswiacheny, the TV star, Senor Mike Palone, Joe ' s son, Don Roberts, GG-LP-MM, Andy Siiver- thorn, the gloworm, and Jim Swinney, the snake. And that ' s our story. CO. F-2 BRIGADE BANKERS TROPHY TACKLE FOOTBALL CHAMPS FIRST CLASS Front Row: Mike Palone; Swight Lee: Andy Silverthorn; Marv Belasco; Charlie Beckwith; Stan Burwell; Jim Jennings; Terry Holland. Second Row: Jim Baird; Steve Ader; Mark Edelman; Dava Clemm; Chuck Mahan; Ed Mendoza; Doug Macfarlane; Frank Nader. Third Row: Bill Campbell; Russ Fuhrman; Don Roberts; Bud Neswiacheny; Jim Swinney. I 258 This is the year that saw the new G-2. The " Gators brought with them a wide variety of personalities, most of therp unforgettable. It Is doubtful that any of us will forget our first month without a TAG and the early morning journey to breakfast formation which marked First Class Year. As we leave, we salute: Spoon who joins the bearded ranks at Berkeley; Buck, Hal, Horst, Mike, Tom, Ship, and Boog who are also bound for another institution— marriage; the Grub and his economics; Pinzo who will now " poop-up " the Engineers; Pete who may be walking to this day; and Chris, preparing to command the civilian world. We sha " return, but not for a while. FIRST CLASS Front Row: Boog Powell; Veto Veldt; Hal TImboe; Tom Wantuck; Mike Wells. Second Row: Gunter Sperber- " Ace " Merritt; Pat Curran; Jim Lawton; Tom Simmons. Third Row: Pete Lopes: Bijck Buck- ley: Rich Witherspoon: Ship Shipley: Dick Flanlgan: Bronc Bachman. Fourth Row: Kent Trexler: Chris Ohiinger: Wins Winsor; " Plnzo " Plnzuti: Jonny Johnston. CO. G-2 INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC AWARD ORIENTEERING CHAMPS 259 Whether we were called A-2, D-2, or H-2, the four years of Brigade Staffers, who monitored our halls, watched us with disbelief. With old Machine Gunn Alex, Easy Going Bodenblancett, Suave Chuckles, Minnesota Fats Cummings, Jean Claude Drummond, Joe Murphy, Davenbarbara, Grumbles Gork, Gar Lar, Biged, hlurt hiiatt, Dee Dee Hostler, Lover Lower, hHarvey Rabbitt, Bangs Oneal, That Lover of the hHomemade Cookie, Sam, AndyTanks, Dave Shaw, Man Mountain (Hady Dady) Tucker, Peter P, Fine as Wine Forty-Seven, And Are Key Rite. We were leaders of the Corps in Con, . . . Great lovers of beautiful women and our one time mascot Arllene . . . and who stole the reveille cannon Navy Week?! CO. H-2 FIRST CLASS Front Row: Chuck Brooks: Mike Gorecki; Gary Roberson; Fred Tucker; Ed Heller; Doug Cummings; Phil Samuel; Vic Hiatt. Second Row: Dave Gerard; Rick Wright; Joe Fowler; Dave Drummond; Bob Lower; Steve Shaw; Jim Bodenhamer; Carl Woessner. Third Row: Dutch Hostler; Bob Alexander. 260 Brigadier General Rogers, New Com- mandant, Replaces Brigadier General Scott 261 3rd REGIMENTAL STAFF Center Fronf: C CAPTAIN D. R. WORKMAN. Regimental Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN J. O. LLEWELLYN, Executive Officer C CAPTAIN J. V. CREEDEN, Adjutant C CAPTAIN G. B. SHOENER. Operations Officer C CAPTAIN R. D, HUNT. Supply Officer 3rd REGIMENTAL ASSISTANT STAFF Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT W. N. LARK, Activities Officer C LIEUTENANT L. S. FULTON, Assistant Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT A. C. CERNE. Assistant Adjutant C MASTER SERGEANT T. K. BROYHILL. Sergeant Major C MASTER SERGEANT J. J. BUSSA. Supply Sergeant -n .- " , -.-= . - 1 R W i il 1st BATTALION, 3rd REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN S. J, CALDWELL, Battalion Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN H. L, WILHITE, Executive Officer C LIEUTENANT W. C. MAGATHAN, Adjutant C LIEUTENANT M. D. ADAMS, Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT J. W. GUINN. Supply Officer 2nd BATTALION, 3rd REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN D. H. OHLE, Battalion Commander Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT J. K. WORTHEN, Adjutant C LIEUTENANT A. J. MADORA, Operations Officer C MASTER SERGEANT H. W. CROFT, Sergeant Major C LIEUTENANT D. W. MANSKE, Supply Officer C CAPTAIN W. G. EASTON. Executive Officer 262 Company A-3 started out its distinguished career as old H-i, happy one, under Major Yerks, not Mr. Jerks as one of our beast boys said at inspection. Since then we have had three more Tacs, Major Fleeger, Major Knol, and Major Markham. We started in Old South, split, and then finally made the top floors of New South. Tim and Mike will remember the good old divisions with Shelton exuding his . . . Moon picked up his nickname down in the old sinks. Jumpin ' Jimmy keeps us all informed on the latest except for keeping up with Cousin Brucy and his ' 67 Edsel. We will all be looking forward to our reunion and to see if old man Hunt will still be around by then. It probably won ' t be in the Manhatten, we all will be married by then along with those taking the step in June. The last of old hl-l will always remember too Dan, Paul, and Gus and wish we were in their civilian shoes. LI i FIRST CLASS Front Row: Tom Pence; Art Torres: Bob Beahm; Jim Llewellyn: Steve Murphy: Marv Markely. Second Row; Lew Robertson; Bob Hunt; Fred Klein; Jim Adams; John Stolp; Jim Altemose; Mike Mann; Jon Gardner. Third Row: Bruce Erion; Bob Lorbeer; Milte Peters; Lou Speer; Tim Balllet; George Williams; Barry Hittner. CO. A-3 WRESTLING CHAMPS 263 When one looks at this book many years ■fronn now he will try to recall the events of 67-68 in B-3 and probably will fail miserably. Do you remember the RIF to another company, Lou Lou and J. T., the Christmas party, the fantastic number of slugs. Sky King, Ruf, Boat, Speedy, the new intermurder record, CMMI, the " Hilton " , Bags, Toad, Bowling Bear, 50 records, academic excellence, our indi- vidualism, the computer cons, and your aptitude ratings? There were many obstacles to overcome then, but come graduation we took it all, threw it in the back seat, and headed off into the sunset. I CO. B-3 FIRST CLASS Front Row: Lou Pierce: Wally Magathan; Al Crecellus; Mike Toole; John Gonzalez; Dick Kent. Second Row: Maurice Adams; Dan Limbaugh; John Harmeling; Jude Rolfes; Steve Williams; Andy Stratton; Marty Bowling. Third Row: Leon Hayes; Jim Cima; Bill Nash; Larry Fulton; Dick Kyzer; Ken Day; Ed Hammond; Jim Orahood. Not Pictured: Bob McDonald. 264 A The former L-l Lions carried on the tradition of the Old Corps when they became the C-3 Fighting Cocks. Our name was changed, but our spirit remained intact. At the start of this year we provided G-3 with a nucleus of fine leadership, while still retaining our power. You can count on C-3 to always be at or near the top in any competition. Among our notable notes: our beloved Regimental Commander and the oldest Lacrosse captain in the country, the record number of Corvettes in a record Corvette year, that famous physicist, Sir Isaac Jetland, the world ' s greatest two-timer, ( Y, the only walking Tuna in captivity, and countless others which time and space do not allow us to present, but it can be said with certainty that each and every one of them will leave his mark on humanity. FIRST CLASS Front Row: Don Workman; Stott Carleton; Bill Mulvey; Tom Jewell: Greg Unangst; Terry Wong; Mike O ' Connell; John Hathaway; Gil Jacobs; Les Wright. Second Row: Charlie Lieb; Mike Mac- Laren; Frank Robinson; Jim Tallman; Monte Anderson; George Shoener: Henry Riser; Pete Paulson; Bob Jetland: Rick Fetterman. Third Row: Jay Guinn. CO. c-3 INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC AWARD TENNIS CHAMPS SKI CHAMPS 265 After four years of cutting the mustard, bringing home the bacon, and lastly, listening to the Management go " ching, I adore you! " graduation bus arrived for: " civilian " Pat; the Boon; Toney and his rocks; " Will-you-marry-me? " Claude; the Furry; Alex and Gregor and Red Wings; Myles and his saber carry; " F-Sim " ; Krugs; Swtfty; Mick; Sam; " Grunt " ; Dr. Sands; " Zoom " Dauth; " P-Cat " ; " Wall Street " Giasson; " Fuzz " ; Caldy; Pep; " Crossed Rifles " Rick; " Fall- in! " Shaw; and " Black hlood " Cliff. Starting in D-l with the luxury of New South, we soon became the D-3 Warriors (deadly, decisive, determined — and sometimes deficient), broke in three non-grad Tacs, and found ourselves relegated the Neo Gothic slums of Old South during our senior year. From this new CP we managed to win the Fall Drill Streamer, contract our own company car dealer, max CMMI, and graduate into a better world?? i ' CO. D-3 FALL DRILL STREAMER FIRST CLASS Front Row: Drew Allen; Rich Cliff; Toney Mathews; Chuck Giasson. Second Row: Gary Grant Bob Swedocit; Hal Wilhite; John Kruger; Mick Vennum. Third Row: Dave Alexander; Mike Dauth Sam Brooks; Bob Shaw; Jim Furr. Fourth Row: Hank Gregor; Steve Caldwell: Nick Nahornlak Mike Simonlch; Myles Crowe; Bill Peplinski. Not Pictured: Art Sands; Rick Rhoades; Claude Johnson Pat Strong. 266 Famous events in the four year history of the first class I! of E-3 are marked by well earned nicknames. Things really got started Armed Forces Day Plebe year with " Right I Shoulder " Ross Irvin and " Sandy " . Early Yearling year, we had " Roadrunner " Mark Spelman, " Rip Van Winkle " Joe Guignon, " Candlelight " Greg. " Nick " , " C.W. " and " Knees " IBroyhill. Cow Year saw combat between the " Red Baron " and the " White Wop " . There was also " Dandy " Randy, " Quiet Jim " , " Mountain Climber " Al Catron and " High Flying " Dennis MacVittie; not to mention " Cecil " , " Big ■j Tom " , and of course " The Snake " . Firsty Year saw " Hair I Cut " Joe Creeden, " Gump " , " Heis " , " Bork " , and " Bird- f man " Bob Stroud. " Top " , " Flower-Power " , " Team-Meetings " Jeff, and " Ole Lover Double E " to round out the gang. -- I - ' ] ' FIRST CLASS ' ' U ' l Dn ' ' front Row: Bill Flowers; Randy Sprinkles: Ross Irvin; Greg Babitz; Chuck Jones; Mike Thuss; Mark lNtoii ' ' ' K Spelman; Jim Worthen. Second Row: Mike Selvitelle; Tom Vollrath; Bob Stroud; Al Catron; Denny J loll! " MacVittie; John Heisel; Joe Guignon; Jeff Reik. Third Row: Joe Creeden; Dave Sackett; Joe CWeJH ' Henry; Mark Barnett; Bruce Parry; Earl Newsome; Jess Gatlln; Ken Nicholson. CO. E-3 TOUCH FOOTBALL CHAMPS 267 .. We had them all, the long, the short, and the tall. We had Ka-Chink, the human computer, who got most of us through " juice " . We had Les, turned out six times and who still boned three men in the company. We had Denny who loved to exercise before breakfast. And then we had Dools who rarely ventured out from under the brown boy unless there was money to be made. We had our Corps Squaders: Cutter and Pattie, great on the ice but always behind the Tac ' s in goals. We had Mike, our Airborne jumpmaster without an airborne slot and the other Mike who gave it up for a stewardess. George, the boxer, Milt in " happy hour " , Duncan and Tom and the " Soc " Dept.; Bill, the tennis captain, Neil, now in North Carolina, Spence concerned about Latin America, Tay with his inside-out USMA sweatshirt, Johnny and his several A-pins, Dan and his pop art record-player cover. Rich on Larry ' s coattalls, Joey of ring and Bosox fame, hfewball and his favorite plebes, and the East and his " night-riders " ote ' CO. F-3 SUPERINTENDENT ' S AWARD SPRING DRILL STREAMER REGIMENTAL BANKERS TROPHY FIRST CLASS Fronf Row: Ed Cutting; Denny Manske; Larry Raplsarda; Bill Easton: Les Krohnfeldt. Second Row George Heckman; Joe Dooley; Dan Carroll; Milt Crelghton; Glen Hewitt; Bill Gardepe. Third Row; Johnny Darling; Dune Stewart; Rich Russell: Jim Spencer; Paul Joseph. Fourth Row: Mike Bressler Tay Yoshitani; Neil Lark; Mike Fay: Tom Margrave. Not Shown: Pat O ' Keefe. TRIATHLON CHAMPS BOXING CHAMPS 268 « tall. We m of ys ' 5« e lisd TOWn L ouf Corps t " t always " Airborne otlier Mile .l»w, Milt ice " Dept; -a, Spente G-3 — what a menagerie!! Long after " The Bird " has flown the coop, " The Whale " sounded into the depths far from Woo Poo, and " The Meatball " has undergone a metamorphosis into Chou Mein, these great men will go remembered. " Case " , Jon, " Spic " , " Mars-man " , and the others have helped to lend comic relief to an otherwise tragic existence. Under the leadership of the two Toneys and with the guidance of Stanley, the group fought its way through a year frought with subtle hardships. With men such as this, nothing is impossible!! ,„ Ikinl HW ' FIRST CLASS Front Row: Jerry Cobb: Charlie Adklns; Mike Murphy; Tom Kecki; Mike Di Benedetto: Steve Childers; Tony Dodson: Jay Crenshaw: Jim Fourqurean. Second Row: Tom Peirce; Ed Hobbs: Bill Hlgglns; Bob Casey: Ken Kremenak; Craig O ' Connor; Ed Garrison; Joaquin Perez; Jon Anderson. CO. G-3 269 The Hawk expansion team made Its debut during the fall of the 1967-1968 season and opened with the Kunzman- Cruden reign of terror. The weight for this team was supplied by Craft Croft and Nerdahl and the backfield featured such outstanding players as Crash Craven and Swimmer Hergen- rether. The up and coming young freshman players were controlled by the Armstrong, Kimball, Fravel trio with considerable success. However, the fall season soon changed to winter and the Hawks lapsed into A.J. Madora ' s fra- ternity with the happy quartet of Bussa, Hatcher, Krieger, and O ' Toole plus Shmoo Laughlin, Solce, and Brown to lighten up the proceedings. CO. H-3 LACROSSE CHAMPS FIRST CLASS Front Row: John Armstrong; Jim Madora; Bill Kunzman; George Fravel: Charlie Williams: Denny Hergenrether: Jacl Bussa. Second Row: Don Wantucl : John Nerdahl; Bill Craven; Terry Laughlin; John Cruden; Hugo Croft; Joe Mance. Third Row: tvlil e Soice; Tom Krieger; Tim Brown; Jack Munson; Hank Alward; Jim Kimball; Dave Hatcher. Not Pictured: Larry O ' Toole. 270 271 1 4th REGIMENTAL STAFF Center Front: C CAPTAIN W. F. ERICSON, Regimental Commander Left to Right: C CAPTAIN A. B. AKER, Executive Officer C CAPTAlN P. B. PEDROTTI, Adjutant C CAPTAIN J. W. MC DONALD. Operations Officer C CAPTAIN C. D. LYNES, Supply Officer I; 4th REGIMENTAL ASSISTANT STAFF Left to Right: C MASTER SERGEANT H. C. MC ELROY. Supply Sergeant C MASTER SERGEANT J. A. STRAND. Sergeant Major C LIEUTENANT H. W. KYMPTON, Assistant Adjutant C LIEUfENANT D. A. KNECHT Assistant Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT B. F. HEIL, Regimental Activities Officer 1st BATTALION, 4th REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN R. B. SWEET Battalion Commander Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT W. J. MC ADAMS, Adjutant C MASTER SERGEANT R. L. NAGY. Sergeant Major C LIEUTENANT J. T. MARTIN III. Supply Officer C LIEUTENANT J. R. LOCHER, Operation-, Officer C CAPTAIN R. D. ALESSANDRO. Executive Officer 2nd BATTALION, 4th REGIMENT Center Front: C CAPTAIN W. M. CURRAN. Battalion Commander Left to Right: C LIEUTENANT J. L. ANDERSON, Adjutant C LIEUTENANT W. M. REFFETT Operations Officer C LIEUTENANT A. P. JONAS, Supply Officer C CAPTAIN R. A. BRACE, Executive Officer 272 All things musf end, even bad ones, and so we ended our four years on the Rock. We had all survived the transition from the old to the new corps and we had only hazy memories of squad drill and six-count belts. Many of our ranks took upon themselves the joys and pains of a wife. There were the old married men: Bakes, Pedro, and Art. There were the newer ones: Steve, Rick, Bill, Rick, George, By, and Jerry. And lastly there were the holdouts who gave In only at the end: Billy-Mac and Warren. And then there were the bachelors: John and Ray, who were still fighting off females. Yogi still dug cars more than girls. Butch liked his fishing. Although he was our only football hero no girl had yet tackled John. Charlie, Ed, Dave, Mike, and the Masher still liked the wide open spaces. And so we all went our ways, on to bigger and better things. FIRST CLASS Front Row: John Peduto; Ray Lynch; Art Ackerman; Mike Romash; By Shields: Steve Lyons; Yogi Bayer; Jerry Sorrow: Bill McCrone. Second Row: Ed Milinski; Warren Bowland: Dave Martin; Orin Durham; John Spengler; George Nippell; Charlie Myers; Dick Carlson; Bob Baker. CO. A-4 SUPERINTENDENT ' S AWARD REGIMENTAL BANKERS TROPHY 273 ' 68 conquered the shock of Plebe year in September and the congregated dust of many noble generations In old North Area just as ' 69, ' 70, ' 71 have for three years. Though we stumbled at times, we always stumbled forward. We saw the last of the two-regiment Corps and com- memorated it in changing the H-2 banner to B-4. From the herd, to the bags, we saw the demise of Jefferson Road, squad drill and peace in Southeast Asia. We devoted four years to making ourselves officers and gentlemen, lovers and not, pro or " D " , strong or weak according to our personal inclinations. Throughout it all, though, looking back now as the square of the distance we are from North Area increases In time, those were good times. CO. B-4 FIRST CLASS Front Row: Bob Mills: Bill Clark; Pete Bonasso; Ralph D ' Alessandro; John Strand; Art Coogler; Philip Krueger. Second Row: Hank Spengler; Mike Havey; Rick Goodell; Jeff Burke; Bill Volk; Ace Reichert. Third Row: Gordle Sayre; Mike Trollinger; George Rebovlch; Ed Thai; Dick Wiedenbeck; Ross Nagy; Rick Mason; Pete Swan. 274 The old M-2 crowd brought many traditions to C-4, and their relaxed and confident manner helped make the four years at W.P. less bothersome than they might have been. Outstanding sports teams were just as typical of Charlie-4 as the 98% who were always " excused from life " and C-4 led in academics as well. But when privileges finally came the " students " decided it was time to play, and a number of the fellows almost never missed the movies. We kept our sense of humor through thick and thin, and when we look back we realize we owe much to old West Point. v - H. 4 1 f ! np. ' i •L ,«i U MUL. l ,. ! . ' - ' FIRST CLASS Front Row: John Williams; Tony Medici; James Gaiser; David Clappier; Thomas Onasch; John Toraason. Second Row: Daniel Taylor; David Maddux; David Knecht; Elwood Cobey; Wilbur Price; Robert Flrehock. Third Row: Tim Carpenter; John Horn; Daniel Gooding; Ed Fryer; Gene Austin; Walt Gaddis; Not Pictured: Gr«g Johnson; Tom Martin; John McDonald. CO. c-4 BASKETBALL CHAMPS SQUASH CHAMPS 275 Into the melting pot which was to make up D-4 went most of the best men of 1st Battalion. As members of this new company, we were full of new ideas and new goals. We had a new reputation to make and we made it. While the road was often rough and narrow, as Major Wells and at least a tenth of us can testify, we drove on to win a notch for ourselves at the top. As ' 68 dons the Army Blue, the reins of responsibility are passed on to a capable ' 69 with one reminder: Always Be A Tiger! CO. D-4 TRACK CHAMPS FIRST CLASS Front Row: Andy Anderson: Jim Thome; Jerry Hansen; Bill Dickerson; Ben Hell; Brick Sweet. Second Row: Ray Puffer; Bob Echols: Russ Baker; Walt Curl; Rick Miller. Third Row: Bob Szigethy; John Thomassy; Jim Tanski; Andy Corcoran; Jay Johnson. Not Pictured: Ken Cummlngs; Jim Locher; Joe Javorski. 276 After sending some men to the " farm club " , E-4 started the year with a new line-up and quickly showed the " T.D. " some of its true talents. On Ring Weekend, Jack Gerke led the way with a driving demonstration (followed by a five month walking demonstration), and exemplified the E-4 spirit of adventure. Nick, Ollle, and Toz once again led the Army team to another 8-2 season, while " Bullet " Bob led them to another season of academic proficiency. The big surprise came on other " fields of E-4 strife " — parade and intramural. Showing typical E-4 competitive spirit, which in the past was reserved to after taps water fights, the com- pany under " Big Red Al " , won the fall drill streamer and posted Its best intramural record ever. Jack showed that he knew skills other than driving and walking the area by leading " A.P. ' s marauders " to a tie for the regimental football championship. Gloom period was brightened with branch choices, car loans, and frequent visits to Snuffy ' s. Graduation on 5 June ended the " Year of the Comeback " for E-4 and began more exciting adventures for 22 new second lieutenants. How can we ever forget E-4? How can anyone ever forget E-4? FIRST CLASS Front Row: Don Davis; Nellie Laughton; Norm Miller; Joe Finley; Ralph Tuccillo; Denny Johnson; Mike Srygiel; Al Alcer; Hank Toczylowski; OIlie Johnson; Bob Henderson. Second Row: Bill Matlach; Pat Jonas; Tonn Stites; George Gardes; Tom Nolan; Rich Brooke; Jack Gerke; Steve Fushour. CO. E-4 FALL DRILL STREAMER SPRING DRILL STREAMER 277 We learned our lessons well In Old 1-2, the first lesson being never to take anything seriously here. We will always remember the old days such as June Week of cow year — " Mole " Burrell and " Calf " Bllllngsley with gang getting together for all of those Iced refreshments In Brace ' s room after those hot parades. hHarry Hayes, Steve Marcuccllll, and George Laswell paid the price on the last day of cow year with four months of con. We have learned how to use our heads and we ' re about as close friends as any group of guys could be. We all knew we would take something good away from West Point. CO. F-4 INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC AWARD FIRST CLASS Front Row: Arnie Soeder; Roland Olivier; Sandy Cohn; Bob Shimp; Mike Curran: Harry Hayes. Second Row: Jimmie Anderson; Jim Craig; John Rynesb; Bob Shernnan; Jim Harter; Georg e Laswell. Third Row: Chuck Parker; Rich Keller; Lou Davis; Bub Younts; Skeeter Kympton. Fourth Row: Dan Powell; Leo Norton; George Neill; Steve Marcuccilli; Mike Billingsley; Ralph Tildon. 278 There are twenty-some-odd of us and we are together for the first time this year. Some like G. T. Garbage Trucks, some like furry little males, but these are some of the things we all like. We like Pittsburg — minus nine stripes, plus six months worth. We like our first sergeants, even more, they like to stay in their rooms, one, two, three months at a time. We like our country — so much so that we have more people in regional map coloring than anyone else. And we like sugar — so much so that we found we had to borrow a few extra sugar bowls last fall. We really couldn ' t use all the bowls, but we didn ' t have much use for all the bags then either. To put it bluntly, what this company ' s got is a lot of color. ■ ■■F- I lalr« M iUm All " 1 » •» " .- I. Mil FIRST CLASS Front Row: Jim Kohler: John Keane: Ernie Flowers: Stan Parker; George ZIots; Mllte Kulikowskl Bill Reffett; B. G. Weeks; Denny Burrell. Second Row: Jon Dodson; Ken Haven; Mike Potter Howard McElroy; Frank Robinson; Frank Lynch; Surry Everett, Third Row: Bud Burrell; Bill Schutsky Larry Van Horn; Bob Messel; Neil Hughes; Bob Brace; Dan Seebart. CO. G-4 279 Once upon a time, so the story goes, there were twenty- three connpanies In the Corps, and one fraternity. And so it was that In the fall of 1964 we became the last class of pledges to enter Kappa Dos, the Fraternity. In the remoteness of the Lost Fifties we were able to gain some shelter from the long arm of the system. There we found a land of water fights that turned the stairs into cataracts. As upperclassmen we discovered the joys of an out-front parking lot and a back door entrance to the Weapons Room. In keeping with our reputation, we threw bigger and better class parties, highlighted by special en- terprises at Navy time. And as proof that good works come of good spirits, we found time to win two Supe ' s Awards and three Banker ' s Trophies. The years passed quickly, and new company names have come and gone. But the spirit of Kappa Dos lives on In H-4. To those that follow us, we commend a proud tradition. CO. H-4 FIRST CLASS Front Row: Doug Mc Kenna; Doug Wheless: Len Wallln: Don Van Cook: Bill Shaffer: Mike Fisher: Bill Williams: Rich Gilllard; John Anderson. Second Row: Bill GrabowskI: Don Andrews: Pat Moe; Andy Dull: Dan Ryan; Joe O ' Connor: Steve Nyquist: Keith Quinney: Dave Jones. 280 ■ ' 8 twenty. ■ And so «♦ class of fe able to stalfs into ff of an ice to tie ■ ' •e tlirew Wdal er- •ork come 6 Awads oni«H-4. tb. 7 ie Metropolitan Opera Workshop Presents " THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. " 1 1 J sJVJr if i " I " ■ !J)e fii " : 281 Staggering back to their rooms under the weight of heavy bool issues, the Firsties made ready for the last big push: . . FI RST CLASS ACADEMICS f0 fuento fiiarveli Capta ' i deligfii defclas 282 Winner of the cadet-sleep-time-taken award was the double threat Depart- ment of MA E. In Total Recall 401 -2 we wrestled with the principles of war and marvelled at the exploits of the Great Captains. Future engineers had their confidence shaken by the C.E. course, which taught us the intricacies of building with steel, wood, concrete, soil, and scotch tape, and introduced a new expression to our vocabulary: EDP. Firsty academics featured another delightful experience denied the un- derclasses: Mole Day. J FVKfTvjr 283 MILITARY ART AND ENGINEERING COL. C. H. SCHILLING Remember how Military Art kept your date wondering if there really were any famous military painters? The Department of Military Art and Engineering made many of us wonder too! One side of the hall taught us to build bridges of steel, concrete, and timber while the other side extolled the importance of burning your bridges behind you. hiistory of the Military Art gave all our aspiring combat leaders a chance to study those they hope to emulate and even gave the Quartermasters their chance to shine! We ' re all hoping it ' s easier to accomplish a penetration than to define one. Thank goodness, only one P.R.! Civil Engineering gave us a deeper appreciation of the structures around us. (Hey, remember that blonde in front of Grant Hall!) Some guys even noticed the 12 WF 36 in the hole by the hijstesses ' office. C.E. took us on our only field trips as cadets, out to Ft. Montgomery, Buckner, and oh yes, we even watched the foundation of the new barracks settle. We ' ll all recall the Dept. of MA E when ' er we see a suspension bridge or visit a civil war monument. First Row: MAJ J. E. Torrence. LTC M. D. Johnson. LTC R. D. Pinto, COL C. H. Schilling, COL T. E. Griess, MAJ J. W. Woodmansee, Jr., MAJ P. C. Driscoll, MAJ J. P. Franlclin. LTC T. W. Collier. Second Row: LTC E. J. Rush, III, MAJ E. C. May, MAJ D. E. Cluxton, MAJ R. L. Tripp. LTC R. L. Ackerson, LTC W. K. Stockdale, LTC C. E. Sell, MAJ J. R. C. Miller. Third Row: LTC C. T. Earnest, MAJ C. T. Ogren, LTC R. J. Eineigl, MAJ W. R. Miller, LTC L. F. B. Reed, Jr., MAJ J. F. Corby, MAJ D. J. Palladino, LTC J. Rutledge. Fourth Row: MAJ E. H. Turek, LCDR C. A. Sorenson, LTC N. J. Andre, MAJ N. J. Robinson. Fifth Row: MAJ D. R. Palmer, MAJ J. W. Dunn. I 284 , .. I 285 ORDNANCE COL J. D. BILLINGSLEY The Ordnance Department told us that their course would encompass all of the scientific knowledge that we had massed this far at West Point — and right they were. But an in-depth course of notebook manage- ment would have undoubtedly helped us more than all the academic background we possessed. The first principle learned was adopted from Michie Stadium type strategy — if you can ' t find it in the book, punt. We discussed everything from gas turbines to rocket engines, but all we wanted to know was how fast our new ' Vette would go and how much gas it would use. And of course there was that analog computer . . . we finally wound up the year with the heavily weighted WSDS applying all our skills to a practical design situation. Although we sometimes wondered if we ' d make it, we finished this course possessing an assort- ment of knowledge that we are sure to apply through- out our careers. Firrf Row: MAJ K. E. Lager; LTC K. E. Lockwood; LTC M. J. Herbert; COL J. D. Billingsley; COL R. W. Samz; LTC L. F. Sklbbie. Second Row: MAJ J. J. Prentice; MAJ J. A. Apperson; MAJ W. F. Crews; MAJ S. L. Myers; MAJ E. F. LaBorne; MAJ S. R. Ely. Third Row: MAJ J. B. McGough; MAJ L. C. Ross; CWO H. L. Killlan; MAJ H. C. Puschecl:; MAJ D. P. Tillar; MAJ D. L. Kouns; MAJ J. W. Cavender. 286 287 Along with the responsibihties and work load of being a First Classman comes an important benefit: FCP ' s. The Class of W did its share to support the local economy and continued to divide their time with visits to Snuffy ' s Tavern as well as to officers ' homes. ' nuedto 5 h ii] CONSTRUCTION Two days before graduation, in June of 1965, ground was broken in the first phase of our proposed ten year construction pro- gram. The purpose of this building program is to provide the necessary facilities for the Corps of Cadets as it increases from ap- proximately 2500 to its new authorized strength of 4417. Full authorized strength wil be realized by I July, 1971. 289 The Military Gothic style and granite facing adhere as closely as possible to the existing facade and will be compatible with the sur- rounding buildings. The Washington Hall-Barracks complex is the first phase of the construction program. 290 ■ki 291 Never walked the area or sat confinement The Good . . i . . . and the 10% ... The Bad . . . Double Century Club The Ugly . . ,1 292 CHESS CLUB The Chess Club, probably one of West Point ' s least known clubs, is the obscure retreat of some of our brightest cadets. Only those who have played the game themselves can appreciate the long hours, yes, hours, of concentration that go into a high caliber chess match. Chess, derived from early Babylonian war games, offers new problems in every game. This different situation in every game is one of the unique aspects of the game that attracts many people. We hope that any cadet with a taste for tactics will come by and look us up In the Chess Room of Building 720. FIRST CLASS COMMITTEE Primarily responsible for the reform and publication of the Fourth Class System, the First Class Committee mainly rested after a hectic Second Class Year. With the enforcement of the System in the hands of the First Captain, the committee contented itself with formation of the Automobile Committee, choosing the Class chapel window, and choosing the graduation announcements and programs. With the aid of Its OIC, COL Love, the committee provided the nonmllitary leadership for the class. CADET HONOR COMMITTEE Under the leadership of our chairman, hHal Wllhlte, we of the Honors Com- mittee came to know the full meaning of the phrase " the honor code belongs to the Corps of Cadets. " 293 DIALECTIC SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS Al SH 294 295 INFORMATION DETAIL The Information Detail was fortunate in having Lt. Col. Fisher as its OiC. Colonel Fisher was able to impart valuable knowledge to members of the detail. The detail assisted the Information Office during the year and learned a great deal about the problems of Army Information. That ' s not much information, but if there are any P.I.O. men in the underclass they can join next year and find out about it. DIALECTIC SOCIETY Work for this successful season began last summer when negotiations for contracts were being formulated for the 1967-1968 program. Plans materialized and in early September, " Jay and the Americans " made a big hit here at the Military Academy. Homecoming was next and there were rumors of Frank Sinatra as a slight change from Sammy Davis Jr. from last year. Rumors were true until Mr. Sinatra ' s film shooting appeared to be in conflict with the performance date, hlowever, the weekend was saved by the magnificent performance of " The Toys. " Then, on Thanksgiving weekend, the largest audience ever to see a show at West Point heard the sounds of the " Beach Boys, " the " Soul Survivors, " the " Buffalo Spring- field, " and the comical " Pickle Brothers. " After Christmas, the Dialectic Society brought shows here on 500th Night weekend and on Washington ' s Birthday. Al Hirt justified his acclaim on the traditional Cow Weekend, and the fabulous " Shirelles " entertained us on Washington ' s holiday. Finally, this successful year ended with the very talented DIonne Warwick perform- ing here on March 30. It can only be said that the officers in the Dialectic Society, as members of the Class of 1968, did an outstanding job In providing this year ' s entertainment for the Corps. . t " Jlt: p 1 il l 1 V ■: V) ■ ■Tirt- U M CADET PUBLIC RELATIONS COUNCIL The Cadet Public Relations Council Is or- ganized to Increase the knowledge of the United States Military Academy among the general public. During the year, the Council arranged over 250 speaking engagements covering all areas of the United States. Much support was given to the Christmas Leave, Spring Leave, and Boys State programs in an effort to accomplish the mission of the Coun- cil. These appearances were an effort to stimulate a desire among young men to enter the Military Academy. 296 POINTER Perhaps the best thing of all about the " Pointer " was the great times the staff had putting it out. From month to month It was always different and challenging — especially that last day or so before the deadline when the Managing Editor became painfully aware of the fact that ten pages of the magazine were missing, and everyone of the staff had gone on long weekend. Then there were always the side benefits — the stewardesses during beast, those trips to the Daily News, taking the " pic-of-the-month " and, finally, the graduation sabre for the firsty editors. The " big three " this year. Chuck Petruska, John Caiabro and Tom Kurkjian: Business Manager, Editor-In-Chlef and Man- aging Editor respectively, only hope that the Corps enjoyed reading the magazine as much as they enjoyed putting it out. 297 A milestone long awaited by every class is the presentation of the class rings. The ring is the standard badge of the First Classman and, later, of the Academy graduate. The highlight of Ring Weekend was the banquet and hop, for which Washington Hall was transformed into a land of enchanting beauty. Ring Weekend has a special significance for those cadets and their ladies for whom June will mean wed- dings as well as graduation. 298 299 Hop Coi tfooten, 1 Cadet He a pleas3« ' enJi dii the kopi ' Valentine. ipodiorM theCfest was a ' 6 ' CommiHe I believe that I have experienced one of the most wonderful weekends of a lifetime — not only as the fiancee of a cadet, but as a girl who, over the past four years, has helped so many cadets choose rings and miniatures for this big social event of the year. Each Ring hfop Weekend previous to ours, I was at the Point for a miniature display and each year I watched all the " other " girls in their excitement over the festivities. And then it happened! All of a sudden I was one of the " other " girls. The Ring Hop took on a completely different meaning for me. I wasn ' t standing on the sideline anymore — watching all the girls go by with their beautiful gowns and flowers — I was right in with them! The lovely cocktail party before the hop, " walking " under the ring arch, the music and dancing — it was every bit of a dream weekend. But where did the time go? The hop we had waited so long for — is it really time to leave? Do you remember pausing at the door for one long last look at a room that held so much laughter and happiness for all of us? I do — and now, with the passing of this marvelous weekend, it brings us a little bit closer to being — " the force behind the man. " U-r 300 HOP COMMITTEE Beginning with the Ring Hop in September and ending In a blaze of glory with the Graduation htop In June, the Hop Connmittee, under the guidance of Cadets Ohie and Wooten, with the willing cooperation and assistance of the Cadet Hostess Office and CAO, provided the Corps with a pleasant variety of Informal and formal hops on the week- ends during the academic year. Special highlights included the hops Navy weekend at the Ben Franklin, the Christmas, Valentine, and Spring Formals, the introduction of club- sponsored hops, and the expansion of facilities to Include the Crest Room as a location for weekend hops. All In all, it was a very busy but very productive year for the Hop Committee. 1968 RING AND CREST COMMITTEE Since 1835 the WEST POINT RING has been the symbol of the Military Academy and the pride of the graduating class. The 1968 RING AND CREST COMMITTEE under the leadership of its Chairman, Bill Ericson, developed the Class crest and produced the Class ring. The Committee was formed shortly after Beast Barracks and as such was the first committee to represent the Class of 1968. Consequently, the Committee performed a variety of functions. The 1968 MUSTER, a register of the Class, was conceived and pub- lished by the Committee. In addition the Committee planned and executed graduation banquets. Ring Hops and organized the election of the Class Officers. 301 ENGAGED COUPLES HANK BETTY RAY LIZ HAROLD DONNA JOE TRISH JiL ' h 0| i l « la 1 1 2 TOM CONNIE BRUCE SUE MIKE DONNA alASKii BILL ANGIE 302 ENGAGED COUPLES STEPHEN JOYCE BOB JUDY GEORGE GLORIA STOTT BOBBIE n mr 1 ' Kmy HORST MICHELLE MARK DOTTIE JON JANIS LOU APRIL 303 r 304 GEORGE KATHY GEORGE NADINE CHUCK JOAN GEORGE PAT MAX MARVENA BILL CLARE ENGAGED COUPLES GREG MARCY PAUL LINDA 1 r Si 1 ' " 4 B M V ■ ' ■ " s , jtL wIPh. J B ' ' , ,v TIM JANE MIKE DONNA STAN DONNA r TOM DORIS 1 FRANK CAROL RONNIE HARRIET RICH ANN MONTE LOU 306 307 p r DAVE FRAN SUNNY STEVE BETSY i ! 1 r Jw- ■ I J 1 i KEN LINDA RON BARB DANNY PAULETTE JOHN BARBARA k Hity 308 ENGAGED COUPLES W " : il JOHN SHARON JOHN JO ANN Arthur W, Ackerman, Jr. Rosemary C. Hoffman Maurice D. Adams Elizabeth R. Gardner Monte Royal Anderson Lovella Herhck Anthony Ambrose Linda Rutter Gregory Michel Babitz Marcla Gall Center Michael Joseph Brennan Donna Lee McNeil Richard Albert Brooke Ann Marie Gilder Bruce Samuel Brooks Ann Brooks Partridge Timothy Wayne Brown Jane Ann Savage Stanley Burwell Donna Marie Arnao David Lee Carl Nancy Carol Schnell Ardenne Stott Carleton Barbara Orth Kahn Alan Dean Catron Sonja Mary Stout Frank J. Chapuran, Jr. Carol Ann Talmon John C. Cruden Sharon L. Holland David 1. Drummond Frances Ann Houlihan Robert Milton Echols Bonnie Susan Veit William F. Ericson. II Clare Conlan Bruce F. Erion Sandra S. Scott Michael James Fisher Susan Mary Flynn Joseph C. Fowler Jr. Patricia Murphy Gearge Henry Fravel Catherine Ann Graham George Austin Gardes, Jr. Katherine Teresa Hechler Jesse C. Gatlin, III Linda Anne Pawlowski David W. Gerard Barbara Ann Brashear Dale Wlnslow Hansen Marguerite Louise Cote Michael Robert Hart Janean C. McKernan John Gilbert Hathaway JoAnn Joskowiak Victor Edward Hiatt Patrlca Ann Jackson Russell James Houck Andrea Dawn Beckley Fred B. Johnson Diane Carol Taynton David S. Jones Denise Lynn Perez Kenneth Paul Knitt Sharon Elaine Radeloff Ronnie J. Lane Harriet Williams Danny LImbaugh Paulette L. Welge James Locher Norma Jarrett Steven George Lyons Elizabeth Niece Barrett A. James Madora Patrlca Lee Curran William James Matlach Linda Marie Brewer Thomas Craig McConnell Brenda Hart John W. McDonald Barbara R. Cearley Kenneth J. Moran Linda M. Bligh Ross Louis Nagy Sue Ann Huntley George Dewey Nippell Patricia M. Murphy Stephen J. Nyqulst Joyce E. Coners Roland Emile Olivier Susan Yvette Hachez Thomas E. Pence Doris L. Heget Linda Elaine Wylie Paul Bradford PedrottI Charles William Petruska Joan Ann Montarello Daniel Ross Powell Maureer Ann Donley Max Puckett Marvena Smith George Rebovich, Jr. Nadlne Mnrie Sedor Richard T. Rhoades Mary E. Jacobs Gary Franklin Roberson Shirley Jean Inouye Betty Jo Bailey Paula Lee Thomas Donald Lynn Roberts Daniel Frederick Robinson Gary Lee Schappaugh Lynn Bailey Strang Louis W. Schlipper April Jean Bohannan George B. Shoener Gloria J. Gefway Thomas H. Simmons Connie L. Greenwood Albert Sleder, Jr. Martha Lee Neos Louis Ellington Speer Jeanne Brlzich Mark G. Spelman Dorothy Ames Henry Mershow Spengler III Bette Suzanne Scott Horst G. R. Sperber Michelle K. Jones Jon K. Stallings Janls C. Kahler Bruce Dixon Sweeny Susan M. Clifford Robert Edwin Szigethy Judith Helen Adams Harold Lee Timboe Donna Mildred Murray James John Thome Pat Chuppa Ralph Russell Tuccillo Sandra Lee Michael D. Vennum Christine J. Clewley Raymond S. Vinton Dorothy E. MacKewen Ronald M. Warncke Barbara Louise Peel Michael Carl Wells Donna Marie Mannino William Edward Williams. Ill Ruth Angeline Harrington Everett T. Wohlers Bonlta L. Kraft Marvin Wooten Ann Eileen Perry Richard Kenneth Wright Marsha Mde Cramer George John Ziots Sonla Wild 309 THE HOWITZER JOE SNOW JOHN WELSH SANDY COHN ROGER CARIS ALAN BORACK HOWITZER STUDIOS CONSULTANT DESIGNER DICK LoPACHIN BILLERICSON OIC MAJ EGGLESTON ASSOCIATE EDITOR HORST SPERBER MANAGING EDITOR JACK COCHRAN PHOTO EDITOR BILL SHAFFER TREASURER SURRY EVERETT 1 ACTIVITIES EDITOR ROSS IRVIN SPORTS EDITORS DAN INGWERSEN JOHN ANDERSON SPECIAL EFFECTS EDITOR RICK HAWLEY ADVERTISING MANAGER MIKE EINBINDER SENIOR EDITOR MIKE FISHER ADMIN ACADEMICS EDITOR MARK BARNETT ART EDITOR MIKE WELLS CIRCULATION MANAGER FRANK ROBINSON CORF DAVE A S L EDITOR EXANDER CLASS HISTORY EDITOR DOUG WHELESS CHAIRMAN OF COMPANY REPS BUD BURRELL BUSINESS MANAGER PRES MILLER BILL WILLIAMS BOB NEWMAN GEORGE NIPPELL FRED REYNOLDS MAJOR M. EGGLESTON OIC DICK LoPACHIN CONSULTANT 310 The HOWITZER is a symbol of West Point. The HOWIT- ZER Staff joined together to help make that symbol an accurate and artistic representation of cadet life. in our story and our photography we have sought to capture both the serious side of cadet life with emphasis on our development as soldiers, as well as the humorous aspects of the cadet environment with its variety of traditions and customs passed down from generation to generation. The 1968 HOWITZER is arranged in chronological order beginning with Beast Barracks and progressing through cadet life to graduation. This arrangement, along with other new concepts, was produced through countless man-hours of work. Special thanks to: Dick LoPachin from Taylor Publishing Company who has devoted endless hours of his own time to the 1968 HOWITZER; Doug Wheless who has written the story and developed the sequence of photography; hHorst Sperber who has exerted untold energy and en- thusiasm to the coordination of the Staff; Major Eggleston who has assisted us in every way; Allen Borack who has volunteered the services of HOWITZER Studios and contributed significantly to the production of the book; Jack Cochran who spent graduation leave with us working on the HOWITZER; and the more than one hundred unnamed cadets who made this book possible. Bill Ericson Editor-in-Chief Doug Wheless Class History Editor Horst Sperber Associate Editor Jack Cockran Managing Editor ' NOID! Frank Robinson Chuck Jones Circulation Managers Mark Barnett Bob Stroud Academics Edlto Mike Einbinder Advertising Manager Surry Everrett Treasurer John Anderson Sports Editor Dave Alexande Corps Editor Bill Shaffer Photo Editor Mike Fisher 1st Class Sectk Rick Hawley Special Effects Mike Wells Art Editor 311 mt itum -i , ,« -.: sf " ' -:M- - ' ' 1 " ' » ' 3-.r ..- I IB ' I ,- :; ' ' " ' ' if ! ; 312 FALL SPORTS A ■ 314 iiy. 315 SEPT. 23, 1967 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. VIRGINIA The 78th Army football season opened with a 26-7 win over Virginia. Despite the sidelining of veteran Steve Lindell and Jim O ' Toole, yearling quarter- back Roger LeDoux completed 10 out of 23 passes. The first tally came in the first quarter with a scoring run from the 6-yard line by Carl Woessner. After Virginia scored its only touchdown Van Evans raclced up 41 yards on a punt return. A pass from LeDoux to Gary Steele put the half time score 14 to 6 for Army. The second half was triggered by a 30-yard field goal by Nick Kurilko. and an intercepted Cavalier pass to set up the final touchdown by Hank Toczy- lowski. The final score came with a 42-yard field goal by Kurilko which finalized the 26-7 Shipley in Command T.D. No. 3 TRACK: ARMY VS. LEMOYNE AND FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON Army Cross Country opened its 1967 season with a spectacular victory over LeMoyne and Falrleigh Dickinson University. The Cadets captured seven of the top ten places leading to a comfortable victory. The Army Harriers were in control from the starting gun. After one lap around Howze Field the contestants were bunched around Greg Camp, Bob McDonald, and Bruce Helmich. At the finish line it was Greg Camp first, followed by Helmich. Jim Kee, Jon Nolan, Barney King, Jim Lucas, and Mark Spelman. n 316 fiHI m Bh K . . IH ■iy. -.tt M. .. .. • •4i . . ■ ' ifli " " Tiu BifjjIk Mi H| li H S K pfl 1 1 |i ikijM J SOCCER: ARMY VS. KING ' S POINT The Cadet; launched their soccer season at King ' s Point with a 12-0 shutout. The sopho- more, Matt Fleumer, played havoc with the King ' s Point defense scoring six goals, set- ting an Academy record. Goalie Bill Thorne had an easy game with three saves from the five shots gotten off by the outmanned Mariners, while Army got forty off. Besides Fleumer, Jim Anderson, Jim Nielson, Steve Allaire, Al Vitters, and Harrison Lobdell were on the end of scoring shots. The Army Team Slipstreams Wait a Minute 317 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. BOSTON COLLEGE Going Into the second ganne of the season with Roger LeDoux at quarterback, Arnny dom- inated Boston College with a 21-10 defeat. Jim Bevans was the top defensive player. The director of the defensive platoon intercepted two passes, blocked a punt for a safety, and had 12 unassisted tackles. Charlie Jarvis racked up 126 yards in 17 carries including a 65 yard run to setup Army ' s final touch down. Terry Young, caught six passes, bringing his career total to 67 — an Academy record. Nick Kuriiko averaged 39 yards a punt and kicked field goals from the 21 and 32 yard lines with one extra point. The two men in the scoring department besides Kuriiko were Terry Young on a 56 yard pass from LeDoux and Jim Greenlee with a ten yard carry. Evans Turns the Corner ii 318 SEPT. 30, 1967 t ' Vv ' " " ' ' -- M m P Si j Ji ii w mT m ' JR 1 CROSS COUNTRY: ARMY VS. PROVIDENCE, RUT- GERS, AND CENTRAL CONN. The Army Harriers moved their season record to 5-0 by defeating Provi- dence, Rutgers, and Central Connecticut in a quad- rangular meet. Bruce Helmich topped Army with a third place finish while Nick Sebastian moved into a solid fifth. A bit of the old and a bit of the new closed out the scoring with Greg Camp and Jim Lucas coming in eighth and tenth. Jim Kee followed with the number 12 slot to put Army out in front and unbeaten. SOCCER: ARMY VS. YALE Coach Palone ' s booters settled a score with Yale with the final one being Army — 6, Yale — I. Another Palone scored twice in the first period. Yale narrowed the gap with a single goal in the half. The cadets bounced back with one score in the third quarter and a three goal uprising in the final stanza. Luis Retana scored In the third quarter, and Dutch Harmeling, Steve Allaire, and Matt Fleumer all chipped In with goals to roll up the score. hn Leads the Way , ' One Is as Good as Tv 319 The Head Hunter 320 OCT. 1, 1967 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. DUKE The Duke game proved to be the most frustrating football game played by an Army team In many seasons. The Knights saw their unblemished record ruined by Duke University with a 10-7 loss. Army scored twice but only one counted, for a penalty nullified the second. The Army score came In the second quarter. The Cadets took the kickoff and a pass from Steve Lindell to Terry Young set the wheels in motion. Army then got IS yards on a Duke penalty which set up an Ideal situation. Fullback Charlie Jarvis busted over from right tackle from the five for a touch down. Nick Kurliko kicked the extra point giving Army Its final score. SOCCER: ARMY VS. COLGATE Colgate became the third straight victim- for Army In a solid 7-1 decision. Six players figured in netting goals with Matt Fleumer showing the way with 2. Again the booters showed balance In the all-Impor- tant scoring department. Along with Fleumer, Bob Behncke scored on a direct kick in the first quarter. The second quarter was almost a replay of the first with Army dominat- ing with precision passing. Jim Anderson and Bob McCloy scored one each. The second half Army kept the pressure on. Bill Friese and Steve Allaire closed out the scoring with one goal each. CROSS COUNTRY: ARMY VS. MANHATTAN AND ST. JOHNS The unbeaten status of Army was threatened by a triangular meet with Manhattan and St. Johns. The Cadets easily defeated Manhattan 22-39 but had a hard fight to beat St. Johns with a 28-29 margin. Depth paid off in winning dividends, with Nick Sebastian and Jim Kee finishing In the top places with Greg Camp, Dave Hill, and Bob McDonald right at their heels. Coach Palone Little Rabble at Work 150-POUND FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. PRINCETON The little Rabble broke from the starting gate in convincing fashion and displayed both offensive and defensive strength by defeating Princeton 42-8. Offensively the Cadets scored six touchdowns, three in the second quarter, and rolled up a net of 518 yards passing and rushing. De- fensively they were just as sharp with Joe McDermott coming up with 2 key Interceptions. With Harry Hayes doing most of the carrying, Ken Bevis threw an II- yard strike to Tom Beierschmitt after one had been nullified. Both Hayes and Nick Stafford scored before the end of the first half. The final scoring came In the fourth quarter when Hayes burst over tackle for a touchdown and a 32 yard pass from Gary Contrell to Jim Lovelace. 321 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. SMU For their third victory of the season, Army soundly whipped Southern Methodist University, defending South- west Conference channpions, in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. It was truly a team effort as the defense, keyed by interceptions by Hanl ToczylowsH, Pete Dencker, Ken Johnson and Jim Bevans, allowed the Mustangs into Army territory only three times In the entire game. The offense was sparked by Steve Lindell and Charlie Jarvls, the former scoring the first touchdown and the latter the last two. Nick Kurllko connected with a 46 yard field goal, the longest In Academy history, to round out the scoring and assure Army ' s 24-6 victory. The Texas press picked Steve Lindell on offense and Hank Toczylowskr as the defensive standout. SOCCER: ARMY VS. PENN STATE Expecting a tough game from previously unbeaten Penn State, Army was somewhat surprised by their 7-0 romp for their fifth victory. Superb ball control and hustle were the key factors which enabled Army to build a 4-0 lead after three periods. The victory was assured in the first period by goals from Mike Palone and Matt Fleumer. Two more goals by Jim Anderson and Steve Allaire put the game on ice and for the ' final fifteen minutes when Coach Joe Palone played all yearlings. They managed to add three more goals with John Becker, Charlie Morris and Joe Henn doing the honors. CROSS COUNTRY: ARMY VS. SYRACUSE Army ' s Harriers achieved a rare cross country feat by blanking Syracuse University for the Cadets ' first shutout in three seasons. They swept the first ten places to give V est Point a 15-50 victory. Greg Camp, Bob McDonald and Nick Sebastian finished in a dead heat for first place with a time of 25:33 for the five mile course. Ten seconds later Jon Nolan crossed the line followed In another five seconds by Jim Lucas. Rounding out the top ten were Barney King, Dave Hill, Jim Kee, Mark Spelman and Fred White. This was really an Impressive victory as the Cadets ex- tended their record to 8-0. 322 150-POUND FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. RUTGERS Scoring in every quarter, Army ' s 150-pound football team rolled to a convincing victory over an outclassed Rutgers eleven. Led by quarterback Ken Bevis, the offense was superb. The first time they had the ball, the lightweights put together a 54 yard scoring drive that was climaxed by Bevis carrying the ball over from the one yard line. The final play of the first quarter saw Bevis hitting Harry Hayes with a 36 yard strike that was followed by Walt MIschler scoring from one yard out. The defensive highlight of the game occurred minutes later when linebacker Brian Wells snagged an errant Rutger ' s pass early in the second quarter and danced 42 yards to put Army on the scoreboard once more. The scoring was ended by a 16 yard Bevis to Hastings aerial, and scoring runs by Harry Hayes and Tony Singer. Nielson to Behncke Army in Control 324 OCTOBER 21, 1967 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. RUTGERS A sell-out crowd sat to watch the Army run Its season ' s nnark to 4-1 with a 14-3 decision over Rutgers. After the opening Iclckoff to Rutgers an interception by Diet Lueclte put Arnny In possession of the ball. It took Army five plays to score. The team of Carl Woessner. Charlie Jarvls. and quarterback Roger LeDoux put the ba kicked the extra point. In the second quarter O ' Toole came Young for nine and on the seventh play sent Jarvls over for his second T.D with Kurllko again converting with Jarvi his 1967 rying. Nick Kurllko iebut. He hit Terry Plebes Make It Hard Going Moore in the Open CROSS COUNTRY: ARMY VS. NYU Coach Carleton CrowelCs Harriers had won their first eight but couldn ' t get by NYU. All good things must come to an end. The Violets captured the first three placed, insuring a 26-31 decision. Even with Nick Sebastian, Bob McDonald, Greg Gamp, and Dave Hill finishing 4 through 7 respectively, the Army saw Its unbeaten record lost. SOCCER: ARMY VS. HARTWICK It was a battle of unbeatens in the soccer clash at Hartwlck but the Warriors gave Army a 1-4 defeat. Steve Allaire scored Army ' s only goal with an assist from Jim Nielson, early In the second quarter. This tied the score. The game broke wide open when Hartwlck scored three goals In three minutes giving Army a blemish on Its unbeaten record. 325 OCTOBER 28, 1967 326 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. STANFORD Before a capacity Homecoming Game crowd, Army and Stanford put on one of the most thrilling games ever seen at West Point. The Cadets had to come from behind twice to win, 24 to 20, in the fin al minutes. Army, playing without the services of Hank Toczylowsiti, Jim McCall, and Pete Dencker, took advantage of breaks to rack up its fifth victory. Stanford got off quickly scoring a 27-yard field goal and a two yard touchdown the first two times they got the ball. Army stalled again but Bill Jackson recovered a Stanford fumble of a Nick Kuriiko punt on the 24. After five plays, Steve Lindell took the ball in and Nick Kuriiko kicked the extra point. Stanford came right back but Jim Bevans, Tom Wheelock, and Ken Johnson held to take over on the I -yard line. Late in the second quarter, a Jim Sevan ' s interception set up a 3 1 -yard field goal tie the score 10-10 at half-time. Army came out strong after half-time and John Peduto and Carl Woessner punched it over from the 6. Shomaker added a field goal to make it 17-13 at the end of the third quarter. Stanford go t the ball back and drove 92 yards to go ahead 20-17. Army stalled and Coach Cahill ordered a punt with only 6:45 left to play. Army got the ball back and after a fantastic 36-yard punt return by Van Evans, made it 24-20 on a five yard run by Hank Andrzejczak. After an exchange of fumbles. Army came up on top 24-20. SOCCER: ARMY VS. BROWN Army lost its second straight soccer game with a 2-0 loss to a strong Brown club. While the Cadets were stymied by the Brown defense, the Rhode Island club managed to put across goals in the second and third quarters. Army goalie Bill Thome was injured in the first half and had to be replaced by Fred DiBella. Both played well enough to win under most circumstances. 150-POUND FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. COLUMBIA Coach Eric Tipton ' s fine lightweights mauled a hapless Columbia ream for an easy victory. Scoring almost at will ihe Little Rabble ran up a 62-2 advantage before the final whistle sounded. Army handled the ball seven times the first half, and scored each of these times. There was little doubt as to the outcome as Army left the field at half-time, leading by a lopsided 49-2 bulge. In the second half the quarters were reduced to ten minutes duration because of Army ' s insurmountable lead. Coach Tipton, in an attempt to hold down the score, had his offense playing defense and the defense playing offense. Even this did not hold down Army ' s powerful lightweights as they scored two of the four times they handled the ball in the second half. 327 Every weekend the cold, reserved Mili- tary Academy becomes a girl watcher ' s paradise. Cadets don ' t get out much, so the ladies, bless them, come to us. From near and far they journey, here to brighten our grey world as only a pretty smile and musical voice can do. We wish we could print a picture of every one of them, but since we can ' t, we feature here their representatives: The 1968 Homecoming Court, voted first choice by the Corps of Cadets. To every young lady who ever stood in the cold outside Crant Hall, ate a Weapons Room hamburger or comforted a lone- ly Plebe, this section is gratefully dedi- cated. Jiomecomin i2aeens y J eida Uvicfer BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 328 S ierru S aS er 329 330 JKaru nn jKc G fat ion 331 T)mne lexancfer 332 Gai£u (bjiannon 333 ' 3 Vs.- Carol i nori 334 1: anei i ones 2ueen 335 336 337 THE WEST POINT ATLAS OF THE FALCON WAR BY CADET SANDY CORN MAP I: THE FALCON WAR In the fall of 67 the Black Knight decided to take his Army from a Point on the West bank of the Hudson and attack his vociferous and barbaric enemy in a cold mountainous region of the world. This enemy Force in the Air was located in the center of the area known as Falkondom, which they used as a base from which to swoop down and ravage the peaceful surrounding areas. The Black Knight, Sir Tho mas Cahill, decided to punish these barbarians, even though he knew he would be facing superior numbers far away in a hostile land. He realized, however, that in addition to his eleven regular division assault force, he had a distinct advantage due to the support of his fifth column, the Twelfth Division. 1st Year of War: The campaign began with a sustained drive to the 29th Parallel by Generals Jarvis, Lindell, and Woessner, whose divisions pounded away at the enemy positions continually. But at the 29th the enemy counter- attacked, sending our forces back to the 41st where the Black Knight held against repeated attacks. At this point, attrition set in and lasted until a Black Knight division Infiltrated and led a revolt in the rear of the enemy lines. This opportunity was immediately ex- ploited by our forces which completed a linkup by passing through the enemy forces, (sketch a) With the Falcon army thus thrown off balance, Gen- eral Kurilko ' s high-stepping Ukrainians made a dashing raid upon the enemy capltol which met with complete success in the field and thereby achieved its goal. 2nd Year of War (not shown): There was a continual seesaw war of attrition fought during this period with no significant gain being made by either of the bellig- erents. However, the Black Knight was laying the ground work for his projected campaign. 3rd Year of War: The 3rd year started slowly, but another uprising deep in Falcon-held territory sparked the Black Knight ' s forces to greater efforts and enabled them to spring the offensive so long planned by our forces. It was General Moore who succeeded In effect- ing a deep penetration of the enemy ' s lines to spark a smoldering revolt, which was completed by Llndell ' s linkup, (sketch b) Now with the Falcon army off balance and falling back, General Lindell led his elite guard in a sweeping envelopment around the right flank of the enemy. This critical action completely disrupted the enemy and en- abled General Jarvis, at the head of his gallant and Irrestitable, foot troops, to make the decisive blow by rupturing the entire left flank of the Falcon army. The enemy capltol was captured, and It appeared that their army had been destroyed. They asked for a truce, so we agreed to pull back and allow them to care for their dead and wounded. So ended the 3rd year. 338 KURILKO ' S RAID SITUATION FIRST YEAR I I I I I 10— LaO-J-SO YDS SCALE OF PARALLELS 10 ' — 30- 50 YDS SCALE OF PARALLELS 339 ! MAP 2: THE FALCON WAR 4th Year of War: The negotiations fell down, but not until the Falcon Army had been refitted and the last reserves were called up to fill the depleted ranks, hlow- ever, they had certain advantages in that the Black Knights ' forces were fighting far fronn home in a moun- tainous area made all the more difficult by its extremely cold winters. Our troops were not at all accustomed to this climate or altitude. And to make matters worse, inhabitants of those enemy areas being occupied by the Black Knight sensed the weakening condition of his forces and they became rebellious. Several enemy gen- erals were sent behind our lines to coordinate the re- bellions — particularly notorious among these were gen- erals Moorhead, Ewig, and Longnecker. The Falcon Army initiated the campaign by completing a linkup with general Longnecker ' s guerrillas on the 41st parallel, (sketch a) The infamous General Turner led his division of bandits deeper into our territory, but an intended linkup with Moorhead ' s guerrillas was incomplete, whereupon Moorhead and his force were annihilated by the Black Knight ' s reserve divisions. However, a simultaneous uprising controlled by Gen- eral Ewig completed a linkup with Baer ' s division. Follow- ing these initial phases, widespread rebellion broke out in the rear areas of our army, causing numerous detach- ments to be made from the main force. During one of these clashes General Ewig and his forces were de- stroyed when the intended linkup became incomplete. Turner ' s division continued to drive on against our weakened front until he finally completed his drive to join the guerrillas near our base. General Mumme then slipped through our forces during the melee to destroy our base. At this point the Black Knight ' s forces were in extreme danger but the improving counter-guerrilla situation, and the enemy ' s deteriorating logistical situation allowed the Black Knight to regroup and expel the barbarians. Now seeing that the enemy was tiring of the war we realized that time was on our side so the Black Knight decided upon a policy of containment where minimal forces were employed on the front lines, while the re- mainder of the army was placed in the rear areas to control the population and contain penetrations by the Falcon Army. Once again it was a seesaw war of attrition except the enemy was desperate this time. While there were several uprisings, all of them failed which may be chiefly credited to General Johnson, and General Bevans (the Swamp Ox), (sketch b) Finally, our phalanx, under the command of the de- termined General Neswiacheny, pushed the main body of the enemy back. General Jarvis finished the job and the Falcon government realized that time had run out, whereupon they capitulated. I i I 340 I I ■ I ■ lol— 1-30-»-50 YDS SCALE OF PARALLELS © SO D NESWIACHENY JOHNSON FALCON WAR | jf BATTLE OF CONTAINMENT SITUATION FOURTH YEAR lo ' l—L 30-1—50 YDS SCALE OF PARALLELS □ I a PQ dH SO ® 40 SO 341 NOV. 4, 1967 50 : ARMY VS. NAVY Army in the Snow 342 11 150 at NavY " ' % r-i .4, CROSS COUNTRY: ARMY VS. CORNELL On a soft muddy course the Army Cross Country Team defeated a determined Cornell 120-43. Army spotted Cornell first place, but came into claim tfie next seven spots of the finishers. Mark Spelman set the pace for the Cadets, nine seconds behind the winner, posting his best performance of the season. Jim Lucas placed right behind Spellman and was in turn followed by Nicic Sebastian, Jon Nolan, and Jim Kee. SOCCER: ARMY VS. AIR FORCE Even on an Air Force field that had been covered by seven inches of snow, Coach Joe Palone ' s team slipped and skidded to a decisive S-l victory. Bill Friese led the point parade with two goals. With the score tied at I apiece in the first stanza, halfback Bob Behncke put the Cadets in front to stay (with his net)? Mike Palone in the third canto hiked the lead to 4-1 as the Army attack group continually carried the game into Falcon territory. The fifth goal came with little time remaining In the third quarter when Luis Retana, on a pass from John Becker, booted It into the Falcon ' s net. NOV. 11, 1967 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. UTAH Army shut out Utah 22-0 In the final home game of the 1967 season. The score, however, does not give the true picture of the game. Utah ran 22 more plays from scrimmage but only netted three more yards. They threw 30 passes to 26 for Army, and they made 6 more first downs. The difference In the score came from the tough One on One Army defense. In the first quarter the Utes got down to the Army 24 where Bud Neswiacheny took charge to halt a fourth and four attempt. A pair of sorties to the Army 38 and 23 fol- lowed by a charge to the 15 were also stopped. The Army offense scored first In the second period, set up by a 15-yard punt return by Van Evans. Lindell found end Gary Steele clear on the 10 who went in for 6. Kurillto kicked the point after. In the third quarter Army was stifled by fumbles. Wiih the Corps yelling " The fourth quarter ' s ours, " Lin- dell took but six plays to go 80 yards. A 27- yard pass to end Terry Young and a 38-yard draw play by Charlie Jarvls were the big gainers. Jim Bevans set up a score with a midfield interception. After four plays, Evans took a 20-yard pass In for the score. Jim Greenlee hit right tackle for two points. The press boys tabbed Llr dell the top back. Young the top lineman, and linebacker Ken Johnson (with 15 tackles and five assists) the top de- fender. SOCCER: ARMY VS. SETON HALL The boot- ers hiked their season record to a lofty 3-2 height after shutouts over Seton Hall (10-0) and Rutgers (9-0], The Seton Hall game was no contest. Army got off 91 shots to only five by the Pirates, who had 41 attempts go over the goal. In addition to three points tallied by Bill Frlese. key scores were registered by Bob Behncke, and Steve Allaire. Rutgers, which bowed to tournament bound LIU by a mere 1-0 score, couldn ' t stop the Army scoring ma- chine. Frlese again paved the way, this time getting help from Mile Palone, and Matt Fleumer. Both chipped In with two goals. Who Forgot the Right Guard? 344 CROSS COUNTRY: HEPTAGONALS The Har- riers, with fhree Icey men out of ten with injur- ies, finished 7th in the Heptaqonal Champion- ship. Harvard won by a margin of 10 points over defending champion Navy, followed by Yale. Brown. Pennsylvania, Army. Columbia, Dartmouth, and Cornell. Niclt Sebastian fell early in the race and had to battle for 28th place, while Jim Kee came up with an arch bruise, and Jim Nolan with a stitch. The first man for Army over the finish line was Greg Camp who placed 13th with a time of 25:56. The rest of the pack included Jim Lucas 23rd, Sebastian 28th. Mark Spelman 32nd, Kee 35th, Nolan and Bruce Helmich finished in the 39th and 50th spots, but out of the point total. 150-POUND FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. COR- NELL In a display of their characteristic ex- plosiveness. Army ' s 150-pound football team wasted little time in disposing of determined but outmanned Cornell. The offense in its quick strike for the first score took advantage of a pass Interception by Ron Herbert and set up on the Cornell 45-yard line. Ken Bevis then launched a 32- yard strike to Chuck Hastings and Army was on the move. Jim Lovelace capped the drive with a five yard scoring jaunt. Later in the first quarter the Cadets took ad vantage of a Cornell punt to launch another scoring thrust. Bevis began with a 24-yard ramble to move the ball across midfield. Nick Stafford then fielded a 23-yard Bevis toss to keep the drive alive. Three plays later Gary Peckham punched over from two yards out. Bevis ran a two point conversion. Cornell scored in the third quarter to avert a shutout, but aside from that they were able to cross midfield on only one other occasion. All told, Army ' s rock-hard defense forced Cornell to punt ten times during the game. Steve Get; Protection 345 NOV. 18, 1967 FOOTBALL: ARMY VS. PIH For the first time In the history of the ser ' es Army defeated an inspired Pitt team in Pitt Stadium. The action took place before a crowd of 22,310, which included General William C. Westmoreland. An interception of a Steve Lindell pass set Pitt up for an early score. A one-yard pass from Bazylalc to Longo and it was 6-0, Pitt. Af er talcing the Itickoff Carl Woessner, Terry Young, and Steve Lin- dell engineered an offense that covered sixty-five yards in eight plays with Charlie Jarvis going in for the score and Nick Kurilko adding the extra point. As the game progressed the Panthers kept driving and hit paydirt once more, making the score 12-7, Pitt. But key defensive plays by Ken Johnson, Jim Bevans, and OIlie Johnson helped stall them. Fumble recoveries by Bud Neswiacheny and Jim Bevans, and interceptions by Dennis Hutchinson and Tom Haller stopped an aggressive Pitt offense. Then Lindell hit Lynn Moore in the end-zone for six pts. and Charlie Jarvis for two more, making it 15-12, Army. In the final minutes of play, Moore, Lindell, and Jim Greenlee mounted a forty-nine yard drive which ended with Lindell going over standing up. The result! Army— 21, Pitt— 12. 346 Little Rabble on Defe SOCCER: ARMY VS. WEST CHESTER STATE Army booters warmed up for their NCAA tournament appearance with a well earned 4-2 victory over West Chester State. The Cadets came from behind in the third quarter to breait a scoring deadlock. West Chester scored first, but Army bounced back with tallies by Steve Allaire and Matt Fleumer. The Rams came back to tie at the half. Bob Behncke broke the ice late in the third quarter with an assist by Mike Palone. An insurance goal by Luis Retana closed the final quarter making it 4-2, Army. In Need of Haircut!! 347 NOV. 25, 1967 SOCCER: ARMY VS. NAVY Army soccer traveled to Crabtown this year for their annual show-down, and the ensuing battle brought pride to the hearts of every Army sports fan there. The underdog Black Knights stormed Navy in every quarter; two goals by Matt Fleumer, one by Bob Behncke, and a shutout performance by goalie Fred Di- bella in the second half threw the game into double overtime before the mids squeaked one in. CROSS COUNTRY: ARMY VS. NAVY Cross-country ' s iourney to Midville proved equally frustrating, as Coach Crowell ' s injury plagued squad was unable to overcome the inspired Navy harriers. Consolation was gained from the performances turned in by several underclassmen, who will seek to turn the tide next year In the friendlier hills of Vv ' est Point and vicinity. Soc-n the Mids Win Place and Show g - ' ' Only 5 More M 348 ARMY-NAV¥i DEC 2, T%7 i ' ;;- « .m T n ' %i jtVf •saHiiaLL 350 351 352 353 1. 354 DEC. 1, 1967 With the Corps yelling " The fourth quarter is ours " Army tried but failed to come from behind, losing to Navy 19-14. With Navy winriing the 68th classic between the two academies, Army is still in front in the series with 32 wins. The Army could not move the ball into Navy territory in the first half, but in the final period Van Evans returned a kick 33 yards where Jim O ' Toole engineered the fireworks. Straight ground power put the ball over the goal line with Lynn Moore going the final two yards. The conversion failed, but when Army returned to Navy terri- tory it was a forty-yard pass from O ' Toole to Gary Steele for another touchdown. This time the conversion was good. After rolling up 14 points Army kicked off to Navy who ran three plays and punted. Then Army fumbled and could not gain control of the ball again. At the end of the season the record shows Jim Bevans matching the pass Interception record (8), Nick Kurliko holding both season field goal records (7 of 21), and Terry Young going with the pass receiving marks with 94 catches. 355 ARMY FOOTBALL TEAM— Front, Row, L. to R.: Ed Larson, Qllie Johnson. Hank Toczylowski, Jim Bevans. Bud Neswiacheny (Capt.|, Nick Kurliko, John Nerdahl. Bob Gora. Pat Mente. Second Row: Terry Hoffman, Jim C Toole, Steve Lindell, John Peduto, Carl Woessner, Keith Harrelson, Don Roberts, Terry Young, Frank Nader, Jack Swaney, Elwood Cobey, Tom Nailer, Jim Blake. Third Row: Coach John McCauley, Henry Richmond, Dennis Hutchinson, Charlie Jarvis, Gary Marshall, Gary Bogema, Tom Wheelock, Steve Yarnell, Ken Johnson. Coach Bill Parcells, Head Coach Tom Cahlll. Fourth Row: Coach Bill Meek. John Bolger, Bob Allardice, Dick Luecke, Art Wltte, Bill Jackson, Jodie Glore, Joe Neuman, Paul McDowell. Coach Dick Lyon. Fifth Row: Coach Jack Heck- er, Casey Scull, Lynn Moore, John Brenner, Bob Ivany, Gary Steele, Gerry Dockery, Bill Price, Ted Shadid, Steve Wesbrook, Coach Bob Mischak. Sixth Row: Roger LeDoux, Van Evans, Pete Dencker, Jim Greenlee, Hank Andrzejczak, John Oristian. FOOTBALL Army Oppon. 26 Virginia 7 21 Boston College . 10 7 Duke 10 24 SMU 6 14 Rutgers 3 24 Stanford 20 10 Air Force 7 22 Utah 21 Pittsburg 12 14 Navy 19 SCOREBOARD 150- -POUND FOOTBALL Army Opp on. 42 42 Princeton Rutgers . 8 15 62 Columbia . 2 Navy . . . 3 34 Cornell . 14 Pennsylvania .20 ooo DIN! CROSS COUNTRY Army Oppon. 17 Fairleigh Dickinson ....54 15 LeMoyne 57 23 Rutgers 36 25 Providence .32 20 Central Conn 39 22 Manhattan 39 28 St. Johns 29 15 Syracuse 50 31 NYU 26 20 Cornell 43 hleptagonals 7th place IC4A 1 7th place 35 Navy 21 150-POUND FOOTBALL TEAM— Front Row: Jack Reid, Tom Beierschmitt, John Bickel, Pete Bazzel, John Throckmorton (capt.), Ron Feher, Dennis John- son, Bill Clark, Harry ttayes. Coach Eric Tipton. Second Row: Mike Coulman, Bob Martray, Nick Staf- ford, Jim Ford, John May, Paul Jones, Ray Ander- son, Dick Frykman, Louis Curl, Bill Schroeder, Gary Cantrell, Ken Bevis. Third Row: Ron Hebert, Bert Caranto, Wilson Maioz, Jon Deason, Frank Clarkson, Gary Peckham, Ron Hunt, Bob Ramsey, Tony Singer, Tony Deas, Charles Lauckhardt. Fourth Row: Don Blakeslee, J. H. Johnston, Bob Archer, Jim Roland, Rusty Morris, Jon Lazzeri, Terry Strickler, Brian Wells, Walt Mischler, Doug Rogers. Fifth Row: Bob Kuhn, Steve Muse, Joe McDermott, Terry Keene, Tom Lenox. Sixth Row: Kent Townsend, John Holm, Jim Lovelace, Don Parmeter, Chuck Hastings, Larry Le- master. Seventh Row: Jim Carman (manager), MAJ Dana Mead (asst. coach), MAJ Quay Synder (O.R.), MAJ Ray Macedonia (asst. coach), CPT Bob John- ston (asst. coach), MAJ Dick Welch (asst. coach). 356 BUD NESWIACHENY PAUL DoCOURSEY JOHN THROCKMORTON SOCCER Army Oppon. 12 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy . .... 6 Yale 1 7 Colgate .... 1 8 Rider 1 7 Penn State .... 1 Hartwick 4 Brown .... 2 5 Air Force .... 1 10 Seton Hall .... 9 Rutgers .... 4 West Chester .... 1 3 Navy ....4 4 Trinity ....6 ARMY SOCCER TEAM— Front Row, L. to R.: Charles Morris, Jim Avery. Steve Allaire, Luis Retana, Matt Fleumer, Doug Fitzgerald, Craig Schwander, Don Watts, John Voonstra, Dutch Harmeling. Second Row: Jim Nielson, Bill Friess, Arnie Sooder, Bob Uhler, Mike Palone, Ed Millnskl, Al Vitters, Horst Sperber, Jim Anderson, Bob Bohncke, Llndy Blackburn. Third Row: MAJ James Anderson (assistant coach), Doug Farel, George Gardes (manager), Pete Cramblet, John Eacher, Tom Acuff, Harrison Lobdell, Bob McCloy, Bill Thorns, Joe Henn, Eric Pedersen, Joe Sowa, Jim Isenhower (asst. manager), Anthony Barre (asst. manager), Fred DiBella, MAJ Bruce Turnbull (officer representative). Coach Joe Palone. CROSS COUNTRY TEAM— Kneeling: John Knabb, Greg Camp, Nick Sebastian, Ed Mitchell. Standing: Major Pokorny, Dennis Tighe, Bruce Helmich, Dave Hill, Jim Kee, Jon Nolan, Paul De Coursey (Capt.), Bob McDonald, Fred White, Barnie King, Jim Lucas, Mark Spelman, Coach Crowell. 357 FALL ARMY A vIiILlIIv vVV K LJO The following sports awards a announced for the Fall Athletic Season 1967-68: FOOTBALL BEVANS. J. M. HUTCHINSON, D. COBEY. E. A. IVANY, R. R. GORA, R. R. JARViS. C. J. HARRELSON. K. JOHNSON. L K. JOHNSON. O. R. LINDELL, S. W. KURILKO, N. LUECKE, R. W. MENTE. A. L OTOOLE. J. W. NADER, F. R. STEELE. G. R. NERDAHL. J. H. WHEELOCK. T. NESWIACHENY. B, , YARNELL, J. S. PEDUTO, J. C. YOUNG, T. H. ROBERTS. D. L. ANDRZEJCZAK, H. TOCZYLOWSKI, H. M. HALLER. T. WOESSNER, C. F. JACKSON. W. D. DENCKER. P. LeDOUX. R,4 EVANS. V. A. MOORE. L SOCCER ANDERSON. J. I MILINSKI. E. PALONE. M. SPERBER, H. G. UHLER. R. B. VIHERS. A. G. ALLAIRE, S. BEHNCKE, R. BLACKBURN, L DIBELLA, A. L. FRIESE. W. F. NIELSON, J. E. RETANA. L B. THORNE. W. H. AVERY, J. S. BECKER, J. B. FLEUMER. M. VEENSTRA, J. CROSS COUNTRY CAMP, G. C. NOLAN, J. B. SPELMAN, M. G. HELMICH, B. L HILL, D. W. m KING, B. F. ■m LUCAS, J. R. ' KEE, J. A. SEBASTIAN, N. H. • M50 POUND FOOTBALL BEIERSCHMITT, T. BURRELL, D. M. CLARK, W. R. HAYES. H. E. JOHNSON, D. L REID. J. J. THROCKMORTON. J. L. BAZZEL. P. J. BEVIS. K. M. CANTRELL, G. b CURL, L. J. V FORD. J. M. FRYKMAN. R. HASTINGS. G. HEBERT, R. J. MALOZ. V .i. MAY. MISCJ PARME1 SINGER.l STAFFOF STRICKLES V ELLS. B.l CLARKSOI DEASON, HUTCHISOf LAUCKHARDT, C. J| LAZZERI. J. J. LOVELACE. J. PECKHAM, G. L ROLAND, J. N. TOV NSEND, (. K. 3581 FALL INTRAMURALS As Plebes, 68 quote volunteered . . . unquote for track FALL INTRAMURAL CHAMPS : F-3 TRIATHLON C-3 TENNIS F-2 FOOTBALL G-1 SOCCER D-4 TRACK i 363 RABBLE ROUSERS This was the year the mess hall rallies became history, as the Rabble Rousers faced the problems of expansion. With the help of new emphasis on op- ponent ' s mascots, brief appearances by A-man, the 1st Division Cemetery, and plenty of hard work the Rabble Rousers channeled the mighty spirit of the Corps into often rain-soaked and banana-stained, but always successful area rallies. After-taps rallies became more spontaneous, highlighted by scouting films and plenty of noise. Even the Rabble Rouser OIC ad- mitted that they were a Saintly crew. 364 On 1 «i, tlie w ' ( tie oftlie 8tl, bit became ICaJ. SLUM AND GRAVY Slum and Gravy is the sports magazine of the Corps of Cadets. It Is one of the newer publications at West Point and has been qrowinq rapidly in both its areas of coverage and its subscribers since it came into being several years ago. While the major portion of Its content is centered around the varsity sports, it also contains articles on Intramurals, Extracurricular Clubs, and most other areas in which the athletically inclined person might be interested. Although It Is in competition with other publications in the field of sports, it is the most current since It is published every two weeks. 365 WINTER SPORTS 366 TS m iSiB j i k !! " ' itM ii 367 nation. Af " ' ' ofte P ' " ' JJlyScllllts ' y ' Army W witfc tee 5 After lo 5 ' bad to dete tlie Soytli at SMU eptl a atRaleigkNc lite victory tlie cadet cac He St. Ar: fninatlon t at points in the bad and o ' Oiley (lit a not to be de ho victories, the 1? poiit rebounds cf t Tlie perlo! brouglit bds was acceptec year In bet ' OJey, and defense itli BASKETBALL 368 BASKETBALL Sporting the number ONE defense In the nation, Army stomped to a 20-5 season under the guidance of the Inspiring Bob Knight and the leadership of Captain Billy Schutsky. Army lost a heartbreaker to Princeton, but rebounded with three straight wins going into the Volunteer Classic. After losing to Tulsa on a last second shot, the team came back to defeat Illinois for third place. A sweep through the South at Christmas netted victories over Rice and SMU and a third place finish in the Triangle Tournament at Raleigh, North Carolina. The victory over Yale In the Triangle Tournament started the cadet cagers on their way to a 12 game winning streak. The St. John ' s game was a perfect example of the deter- mination that characterizes Army Basketball. Down by 15 points In the first half and by 13 at half time. Army fought back and won, when with 1 :42 showing on the clock Jimmy Oxiey hit a reverse layup for a 55-54 victory. Army was not to be denied as they finished their regular season with two victories, one being a 66-44 victory over Navy behind the 19 points of Bill Schutsky and the 16 points and 16 rebounds of Dick Simmons. The performance of the team throughout the season brought bids for post-season tournaments. The NIT bid was accepted. Bill Schutsky and Mike Noonan had a good year In both scoring and .rebounding. Steve hlunt, Jim OxIey, and Mike Krzyzewki formed the nucleus of the defense with Steve contributing a 15 point average while shooting over 60% from the floor. BASKETBALL TEAM— Kneeling, Left to Right: Jim OxIey, Rich Castleman, Neil Hughes. Alan Fenty, John Joyce. Pete George, Paul Franke. Standing: Wade Urban, Dave Krennenak, Mike Byovai, Captain Bill Schutsky, Mike Knyzewski, Manager Ed Hammond. 369 370 SCOREBOARD BASKETBALL Army Oppon. 59 Princeton 62 74 Se+on Hall 70 73 Cornell 59 55 Lehigh 42 53 Tulsa 55 65 Illinois 57 64 Rice 58 70 SMU 66 60 North Carolina State 75 50 Yale 49 61 Georgetown 59 6 I Temple 55 67 Fordham 65 76 Dartmouth 69 73 Penn State 55 75 NYU 51 95 Syracuse 75 50 Rutgers 41 55 St. Johns 54 86 Colgate 52 55 Georgia Tech 60 66 Navy 44 75 Rochester 55 58 Notre Dame 62 371 PISTOL PISTOL The 1967-68 winter season was another successful season for Army Pistol. Under the leadership of Coach Ross and captain Bob Merritt, the team proved to be the only undefeated winter corps squad — being undefeated in nine shoulder-to-shoulder matches. Between its first win over Ohio State and its last over RMC, the team slowed down only to sample its share of Falcon and Goat meat. Outstanding Individual performances were turned in by Bob Merritt, Jim Adamson, Jerry Florance, Jim Stanley, and Phil hfolden. Phil set a new team record of 1441 while defeating Navy. Vic Ross set a new individual record of 296 In the sectionals. Bob Merritt, Jared Florance, Jim Adamson, Jim Stanley, and Phil Holden also did well in the sectionals — well enough to join Vic on the NRA All- American Team. SCOREBOARD PISTOL Army Oppon. 2827 Ohio State 2697 1433 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 1237 1434 Port Authority Police 1382 2221 Villanova 2110 283 I Air Force 2800 2204 MIT 2231 2284 Boston State 1 448 5646 Navy 5428 2244 Coast Guard Academy 2229 2822 Royal Military College 2682 BOB MERRin Captain PISTOL TEAM — Seated, L-R: Larsen. Rodgers, Alphln, Giacomini, Merritt, SGM Ross (Coach), Adamson, Stanley, Snider, Anderson, Ross, MacFarlane. Mailey, Sowa, Holden, O ' Hara, Russell, Kirby. McCarville, Roberts, Thain. Florance. Standing, L-R: Townsley, 373 ■„ . 1 t 1 H l P p 1 HIH I (K L sf ?? A ' «Tj j SWIMMING i 374 SWIMMING This year ' s Swimming Team was quite a sur- prise to many people associated with it. Coach Ryan termed it a " rebuilding year " ; yet it surpassed 67 ' s per- formance and gained a second place eastern finish behind Yale. Coach Ryan was ever present, with his great strategy putting the team into winning form. There were many out- standing performers. Throughout the entire season, Jay Williams was consistently setting new records in the distance events, and Pete Heesch was rewriting the sprinters ' record book. Barry Kerr was also accomplishing record breaking feats in the Individual Medley and Breaststroke events. Backing up Jay in the distance freestyles were Captain Ken Cummings and sophomore standout Fred Lough, who be- cause of his continual clutch performances was a surprise to the entire team. Bob Wells, Jim Rushfeldt, and Mike Pettit also scored big in the sprints, as did Joe Guignon in the Individual Medley when he teamed with Barry Kerr to make an unbeatable duo. First class breaststroker Jeff Burke, second class butterflyer Kent Gonser, and third class backstroker Jon Noll scored big as a medley relay as well as In their individual events. The team will never forget the clutch diving performances of Don Greene, Pete Hyde, Lew Robertson, and Shelby Stevens In many of the meets. Also helping the team were Bill Prince In the butterfly, Dennis Herqenrether, Jon Dodson, and Steve Madley in the middle freestyle distances, and Phil Krueger in the Individual Med- ley. For the team the big meet was Navy which they won. KEN CUMMINGS Captain s ' e _«!j Af - ' ' ' - SWIMMING TEAM— Front Row, L. to R.: Bill Prince, Jon Dodson, Don Greene, Pete Hyde, Lew Robertson, Sfielby Stevens, Tim Lavelle, Rick Ver- rochi, Gary Wilkins. Second Row, L to R: Steve Madley, Phil Krueger, John Boslego, Jon Noll, Bob Seitz, Ken Cummings (Team Captain), Fred Lough, Dennis Hergenrether, Barry Kerr, Dean Nickles, Joe Guignon. Top Row, L to R: Jerr Hacedo (Assistant Coach), MAJ Makowski (Asst. Officer Rep.), Dick Morse (Diving Coach), Kent Gonser, Jay Williams, Peter Heesch, Jim Rushfeldt, Mike Pettit, Bob Wells, Geoff Burke, Dwight Lee (Manager), MAJ Loeffke (Officer Rep.), Jack Ryan (Head Coach). 375 43 5? 79 J8 « 53 53 52 72 i8 72 75 l : : 376 Army 63 59 79 78 44 53 53 52 72 68 72 75 58 61 SCOREBOARD SWIMMING Oppon. Harvard 50 Bucknell 54 Columbia 25 Ohio University 43 Yale 69 Colqafe 49 Dartmouth bO Villanova 52 Pennsylvania 40 Rutgers 44 Cornell 41 Macalester 38 Navy 53 Princeton 52 377 ; 41 378 SQUAS § SQUASH Talent and experience are the best words for the 1967-68 squash team-talent and experience that carried the team through a winning 13-2 season, second place in the Nationals, and a victory over Navy. Six returning lettermen, all seniors, Barry Conway, team captain Chuck Vehlow, Billy Campbell, Dick Bowers, Chris Ohilnger, and Bill Gardepe, became the backbone and depth of a promising season. Rick Wilber, a junior, returned from the sickness which kept him out last season to add his dependable game to the team. Sophomores George Alcorn and Bill Malkemes came from a winning season as freshmen to fill the remaining slots. Early chal- lenge matches produced quick realization of the talent of the new- comers and the striking potential of the entire team. Sophomore George Alcorn moved quickly to challenge Barry Conway and Chuck Vehlow for the number one slot — a position never tied down by any of the three. Coach Bill Cullen. looking for " a highly successful season, " predicted tough opponents in Harvard, Penn, Yale, Princeton, and Navy. His prediction about nationally-rated Harvard came true in the first match of the season — Army losing 7-2. The team recovered quickly, however, to win the next six matches. Yale ended the winning streak, but, the team, not suffering from last year ' s February slump, went Into the Nationals at MIT with a 13 and 2 record to come out second. Navy couldn ' t contain Army ' s drive after last year ' s 5-4 defeat. In a close finish. Rick Wilber downed his opponent In the fifth game to put Army over In a 5-4 victory. With the defeat of Navy and the success in the Nationals, it was as Cullen said, " quite a year. " SCOREBOARD SQUASH Army Oppon. 2 Harvard 7 9 Franklin and Marshall 7 Cornell 2 9 Fordham 8 MIT I 9 Dartmouth 2 U. of Pennsylvania 7 3 Yale 6 9 McGlll 8 Amherst I 6 Williams 3 6 Princeton 3 9 Wesleyan 9 Trinity 5 Navy 4 National Intercollegiate Championships — 2nd Place CHUCK VEHLOW Captain a a 3 4 ' ' .4% . : ' ., 7 f ' ' V 1 .( 1 SQUASH TEAM— Front Row, L. to R.: Dick Bowers. Chris Ohiinger, George Alcorn, Bill Gardepe Capt. Chuck Vehlow, E ' •- . ' ■ ' Rick Wilber, Barry Conway, Ken Fleming. Second Row, L to R: Coach Bill Cullen, Julian Burns, Bill Slenker, Charlie Morris, Jerry Woag, Joe Reeder, Steve Strom, Jeff Prosch, Dick Whitney, Jed Cantlay, Manager John Ludwikoski, Chaplain LTC Kermit Johnson, O. R. (Missing: Billy Malkemes). 379 ;- ' . I i A I , GYMNASTICS GYMNASTICS It was a hard working year of ups and downs for the gymnastics team. After two months of pre-season practice the team had Us first taste of victory with a solid win over the Zoomies in Colorado Springs. With this sweet triumph as a springboard, the Gymnasts went on to put away Pittsburgh and the Merchant Ma- riners before Christmas. After Christmas leave, the team ran into a tough schedule and some troublesome iniuries. Veteran all-around man Rick DiNlcola ' s ankle, Don Warner ' s back, and Drew Allen ' s battle with the Academic Department all meant that the Gymnasts had to work doubly hard to beat Syracuse at West Point before the Navy meet. Versatile Dick Kent, along with Robella, Yasukawa, Kerestes, Adams, Casey and Captain Beckwlth were all dependable scorers for the squad. With just Navy and the EIGL championships left, the team traveled to Annapolis determined not to let the Middle First Class gymnasts graduate with a star for their letters. The meet was a close one; less than two points separated the final scores, but as they have each year since 1961, the Army Team brought home the stars. Barry Robella won both the still rings and the parallel bars events, while Charlie Beckwith on the side horse and Rick DlNicola, all-around, both turned in outstanding performances. A clearly superior trampoline team and a solid high bar squad proved key in clinching the victory. At the EIGL championship meet. Army took several honors. Beck- with placed second on the side horse, and he and Robella, who took third on floor exercise, qualified to travel to Tucson for the NCAA Championships. John Lucas placed fifth on the still rings and Ron Yasukawa, on the high bar, took seventh. Coach Frank Wells can be proud of this year ' s hard-working team. GYMNASTICS TEAM— Front Row: Andrew Allen, Barry Robella, Ronald Yasukawa. Coach Frank Wells, Captain Charles Beckwith, Dan Adams, Richard DiNicola, Richard Kent. Middle Row: MAJ Robert Dagen, William Casey. John Lucas, Roy Moore, Guy Miller, Jonathan Shine, Donald Warner, Thomas Kerestes, Manager Frank Chapman. Back Row: Assistant Coach Ron Clemmer, George Bramblla, Patrick Dunphy, Hurley Mitchell, William Elliott, Michael Ryan, John Benor, Assistant Coach LT George Williams. 381 1 SCOREBOARD GYMNASTICS Army Oppon. 1 58.90 Pittsburgh 127. 8 1 59.05 USMMA at Kings Point I 32.55 I 7 1 .20 Southern Connecticut I 77.50 174.60 Penn State 184.70 I 70.65 Springfield College I 74.55 1 67.70 U. of Massachusetts I 79.95 165.70 Temple 187.25 176.40 Syracuse 111.85 174.90 Navy 173.50 38? FENCING After many years of worit by many people, the Fenc- ing Team proved that it indeed was capable of varsity status. The road to Corps Squad status was a rocky one. and the team was determined that it would never again pursue that course. We wero reminded of our proud heritage of such notables as General Patton, George Calan, and many others who were outstanding fencers here and when they left the Academy. Captain Steven Murphy was talented in all three weapons, he was fortunate in being able to turn to three outstanding men and superb fencers as his coaches — Nat Lubell, Robert Dow, and the 1968 Olympic team coach Csaba Elthes. Working together as a team in an individual sport, the 1967-1968 Army team was able to com- pile a record of 11-3 in the regular season, and 8th in the Eastern ' s and finished 10 out of 43 teams at the NCAA Championships. The foil team was fortunate to have David Maddrox as its leader. Mike Romash and Ron Feher combined to lead the Sabre team throughout the season, and with the help of third classman John Kendrick was able to finish 2nd in the Eastern ' s, with Romash and Feher both making the finals. First classman George Laswell headed an epee team that is returning three outstanding men to the 1968- 1969 team. Army SCOREBOARD FENCING Army Oppon. 20 Drew .... 7 24 Fordham .... 3 20 Patterson .... 7 17 Pace ....10 19 Montclair State .... 8 20 Jersey City State .... 7 19 Newark Engineering .... 8 1 1 Princeton ....16 16 Trinity ....II 15 Syracuse .... 12 20 Hobart .... 7 12 Buffalo .... 6 10 CCNY ....17 1 1 NYU ... 16 FENCING TEAM— Kneeling, L to R.: Bresniclt, Mitchell, Feher, Kendnck, R Kibert, Rohachllt. Standing. L. to R.: Green. Murphy, Maddux. Ludlow. Watson. L:_ 385 W " X r,i s)saA jS(? JIM HARTER Captain WRESTLING The 1967-1968 wrestling team had one of the best records (8-2) any team has had in recent years. The season was highlighted by the first victory over Lehigh in 15 years, also the first time Lehigh was defeated in their own gym. The season opened at New London where Army placed second to Maryland In the Coast Guard Tournament, only losing in the finals after leading the entire two days. The team showed fantastic spirit and got stronger as the season progressed. The dual meet ended on a sour note as Navy won. hlowever, if one individual match would have gone over to Army, we would have defeated the 1967-1968 Eastern Collegiate Champions. Injuries plagued the team for the Easterns. Paul Raglin broke his hand and could not compete. During the season he soundly defeated Navy ' s heavyweight who was to be Eastern Champion. Cap- tain Jim Harter recovered enough from a pinched shoulder muscle to take second. John Dinger placed 3rd at 167, Mike Nardotti placed 4th at 160, and Mark Hoffman placed 4th at 152. This year ' s team was young and showed great promise. Scott Patten, Mike Mullady, Steve Baribeau, Joe Ferraro, Bill McBeth, and Curt Meyer have shown great potential and have gained a lot of experience on the mat. This year ' s team led by 1st classmen Jim Harter, Russ Baker, Hugo Craft, Jim Kelley, and Claude Johnson will not soon be for- gotten. SCOREBOARD WRESTLING 2ncl Coast Guard Tournament Army Oppon. I I Maryland 19 33 Columbia 3 37 Yale 3 24 Pittsburgh II 30 Syracuse 9 21 Lehigh 13 22 MIT 8 27 Springfield 13 13 Navy 19 WRESTLING TEAM— Front Row (L-R.): Johnson, Hilliard, Baribeau, Patten, Unangst, Kelley, McBeth, Mullady, Shaefer. Back Row (L.-R): Mr. Alitz (coach) Baker, Smith, Dinger, Raglin, Harter (cap ' t). Croft, Ferarro, Karwan, Nardotti, Swedock (mgr.), Jim Sauve (coach). 387 1 ' H 1 in , f ' ■s-Miaiiii 388 RIFLE The Army Rifle Team of 1968 had high standards established for it by the 1967 team which posted a 12-0 record. The first task at hand was filling the five vacancies left by graduation. Returning All-American Dave Taylor was joined by Captain John Williams, sec- ond classmen Jim Cox and Ken Christian, and third classmen Bob Thomson and Chip Leonard to form the nucleus of the 1968 Army Rifle Team. Although suffering three early-season defeats to City College of New York, University of West Virginia (1966 National Champion), and Murray State University (1968 National Champion ), Army rebounded to a strong finish for a 7-3 record. Air Force fell before an Army score of 1397, only 3 points shy of the Academy record. In this match Dave Taylor ' s 288 x 300 broke his own existing Academy record. Navy ' s 1967 National Champions, firing on their own range, were out pointed by Army riflemen for the 5th consecutive year, 1376-1368. Youth and inexperience became seasoned deliberate competitors as Army once again finished as one of the Nation ' s finest. SCOREBOARD RIFLE Army Oppon. 1333 St. Peter ' s College 1263 1352 CCNY 1364 I 352 U. S. Coast Guard Academy I 274 I 358 West Virginia I 364 I 397 Air Force I 368 1392 Alfred 1326 1392 Murray State 1410 1378 Navy 1367 1439 Royal Military College 1391 U.S. Coast Guard Invitational 5th place Sectionals 1st place RIFLE TEAM— Front Row: SFC K. M. Hamill (Coach), M. Mac Laren, J. EpIey, J. Williams (Cpt.j, J. Cox, R. Thomson, T. Maertens, T. Hannigan, D. Taylor, MAJ R. L. Reynard (OR). Second Row: H. Leonard, S. Wyman (Manager), W. Gaddis (Ass ' t Coach), G. Hodges, C. Anderson, J. Suerman, M. Boies. Missing From Picture: K. Christian, C. Keegan. 389 .. z tr H 1 Bipil 1 fe 4 W - : ' - xm f :,,lv Vit»3j|| L in i 1 f 1 t 1 1 1 1 ! " •If » t A. . i 390 1 INDOOR TRACK The Indoor Tracic Team, after dropping its opening contesf to Harvard on their undersized quadrangle, re- bounded with tremendous team depth and fine performances. Paced by All-American weightman Larry Hart, the team breezed through the remaining 8 dual meets undefeated, including a resounding 64-45 victory over Navy at Annapolis. This meet produced an Academy record 600 effort by iunior Bob Foos, who later lowered the standard to 1:10.8. The mile relay, composed of Jack Cochran, Brian Morrill, George Forsythe, and Bob Foos set an Academy and Navy field house mark of 3:15.4. The following week Army displayed one of the finest team efforts in Eastern Intercollegiate track to win the Heptagonal Championships over favored Harvard, 62-53. The Cadets placed 3rd or better in all but one of the championship events, but the two mile relay Insured the team title with an upset victory over Harvard in a record 7:38.5. The team consisted of Pete Billia, Jim Osman, Larry Lemaster, and Greg Camp. Army closed the season with a fine 3rd place finish in the IC4A ' s as Dan Seebart broke Hart ' s month old shot put record with a 56 ' 8 " toss. In a first-ever ap- pearance at the NCAA ' s Hart placed third in the Nation in the 35 weight throw, while Frank McCullogh set an Academy record for the 60 yard high hurdles with a 7.2 clocking. Other Academy standards set during the season included Gary Steele ' s 6 ' 9 " high jump, LeRoy Outlaw ' s 46 ' I ' 2 " triple jump, and Camp ' s 1:50.4 for the 880 yard run. O. rSS. ; Si 9 - ' ' - % li :.£ r- rif A . INDOOR TRACK TEAM— Front Row: laconis, Spelman, Outlaw, Llmbaugh, Seabart, Camp, Cochran, McDonald, Black, Hart. Second Row: Keller Armstrong, Morrill LeMaster, Groves, Wallis, Forsythe, Osman, Billia, Finley, Rabaut. Third Row: Coach Crowell, Gloried, Spinney, Jaccard, Sumner, Phelan, Steele, Kee. McCullough, Hoffman, King. Fourth Row: Calloway, Goodier, Nell, Rountree, Tully. Spear, Peltier, Jarchow, Haas, WJhams, Sebastian. 391 3— Bi H 392 SCOREBOARD INDOOR TRACK Army Oppon. 40 Harvard 68 76 Cornell 33 56 Manhattan 53 61 St. Johns 51 61 NYU 25 97 Colgate 12 83 Rutgers 26 84 Penn State 34 64 Navy 45 hHeptagonals Won IC4A Third place 393 " _., " M MiMNI«MHMi«aUMMMI m i m t HOCKEY HOCKEY The Army pucksters, led by Captain Mike Palone, posted a 14-10 record this year. Although Army was not rated one of the top teams in the East, their presence was well known and respected throughout the league. The high points of the regular season were the two impressive victories over perennial power house, Brown University (3-1) and 1967 National Championship Runner-up, Boston University (5-2). The season ended on March 9 with a hard fought victory over rival RMC in Kingston. Playing on Canadian ice and under Canadian rules the Redmen jumped to a quick 2-0 lead. However, the old Army fight could not be subdued for long and Army scored 4 last period goals to win 4-2. The Junior line of Dave Merhar, Tony Curran, and John Ahlbrecht did the majority of the scoring all year long. Mike Palone, Ed Cutting, Ned Doyle and Dave Young took up the scoring slack as forwards. Lee Carlson, playing his first varsity season in the goal turned in many outstanding performances. Sophomores John Roberts and Jack McGill joined returnees Terry Kennedy and Bob Casey in rounding out the defense. MIKE PALONE Captain ( t i tf ' ' ff - ' ' ] J . .--■i V A F ' ¥ J }Z ' l:-:-Lt A HOCKEY TEAM— Front Row: LTC Crowley (OIC), Patty O ' Keefe, Ed Cutting, Mike Palone, John Darmody, Terry Kennedy, Bob Casey. Second Row: John Car penter ( Plebe Coach], Lee Carlsen, Tony Curran, Dave Merhar, John Ahlbrecht, John Roberts, Paul Soucek, Coach Jack Riley. Third Row: Ralph Tuccillo (Mgr.) Fritz Hausmann, Jack Ryan, Dave Young, Ned Doyle, Jim Murray. 395 . Bb b I l ll li H 1 i I «l 396 Army 3 2 6 3 5 5 5 7 3 3 9 3 10 4 3 6 2 4 5 9 4 3 1 4 SCOREBOARD HOCKEY Princeton Oppon. 8 Norwich 1 Middlebury 2 AlC 6 Hamilton 2 RPI 6 Providence 3 St. Nicks 3 Colgate 4 Merrimack Vermont 5 1 Northeastern 4 Perinsylvania .... 2 Brown .... 2 Dartmouth 4 Massachusetts UNH 2 9 Yale 2 BU 2 Williams 2 Bowdoln 1 Colby 5 BC 7 RMC 2 397 BASKETBALL Noonan, M. A., Schutsky, W., Hunt, S. L, Krzyzewsici, M. W., Simmons. R., Urban, G. W.. Oxiey, J. E. FENCING Feher, R. D., Laswell, G. R., Maddux Murphy, S. L., Romash, M. M., Bresnid T. A., Kibert, C. J., Ludlow, M. E., Ohd J. L., Rohacllc, J. J., Watson, T. D., Ken- drick, M. GYMNASTICS Adams, D. E., Casey, W. M., Dil T., Lucas, J. A., Shine, J. C., War Yasukawa, R., R. G., Kerestes, Robella, B. J„ •RESTLING |er; R. M.: Groft, H. W, Harter, J. M., C, A-, Kclley, J. F., Dinger, J. A., t-dctti, M., Raglin, P. S., McBeth, W: W., Hady, K . P., Patten, S. A. WINTER ARMY A HOCKEY iSkey. R. f., Cutting, E .B., Darmody, D. K Kennedy, T., O ' Keefe, P., Palone, M., Ahlbrecht, J., Curran, A. K., Doyle, E. J. Merhar, D. M., Carlson, L. C, Hausmann iF., McGill, J. L., Roberts, C. J., Ryan, J B., Young, D. J. PISTOL Florance, J. E., Merritt. R. L., Stanley, J. M., Adamson, J. C, Holden, P. W., Kirby, D. D., Sowa, J. P., Th«%, H. L., Townsley, H. M., Ross, V. L. RIFLE Taylor, D. L., Williams, J. R., Christian, J. K., Cox, J. G., Leonard, H., Thomson, R. -P. SQUASH Bowers, R. E., Campbell, W., Coriway, B. T., Gardape, W., Ohlinger, C. R... Vehlow, C. A., Wong, T. K.. Wllber, R. A., Alcorn, G., Maltomes. W. C. 398 SWIMMING Burke, G. K., Cummings, K., Guignon, J. G., Hergenrether, D. J., Krueger, P. J., Wil- liams, J. N., Gonser, K. R., Heesch, P. J., Hyde, P. T., Kerr, W. B., Wells, R. W., Greene, D. J., Lough, F. C, Noll, J. G , Prince, W. F., Rushfeldt, J. L. Armstrora J. H Camp, G. C, Cochr J. H H» L T, Keller, R. L„ Limb augh, D., McDonald R G , Nolan, J .B., Outlav L. B Seebart D B, Evans, V. A., Foos, R. C Groves S Haas, H. H., Helmich, B. L King. Ti G Lemaster, L., Lucas, J. R., McCutloU F X Morrill, B. E., Round- tree J E., S le G R., Williams, M. M., Blllia, P E, ythe G. B., Osman, J. A., Rabaut, T. i I ' Vll ' ifi . k i WINTERmJTRAMURALS 399 . w (.■ ' " • " f -,!?!!! ' . % «.«.... 400 402 BRIGADE WINTER INTRAMURAL CHAMPIONS SQUASH CO. C-4 SKIING CO. C-3 BASKETBALL CO. C-4 k 404 ViK t ,, HANDBALL CO. C-1 WATER POLO CO. C-1 .___]_ 1 i._ --.. kr3 ,M t v- BOXING CO. F-3 V V, ' WRESTLING CO. A-3 SKA m ' iu 405 SPRING SPORTS 406 1 407 ,_ . ,.ii. " wf «MS ' ' .ta f ' Sk ' ' LACROSSE This year ' s team started oH the season with high hopes of capturing the national channpionshlp. A strong defensive unit of Brian Utermahlen, Dan Gooding, Buddy Neswiachaney, and goalie- captain Don Workman, all returning lettermen, pose a formidable obstacle to opposing attaclcmen. The mid-field is led by Jack Mayer, John Blevins, and face-off Charlie Lleb, with a supporting cast of lettermen from the class of ' 69 and several promising yearlings. The scoring punch figured to be led by returning lettermen Dan Ryan, Rick Rider, last year ' s leading scorer, and Darby Boyle, with strong performances expected from yearlings Pete Cramblet and Marty Knorr. After posting an opening 10-4 victory over Yale at New Haven, the team returned to West Point to de- feat Rutgers 10-5, as Cramblet scored five times. A strong defensive effort held Princeton ' s star attackman to 2 goals, while Cramblet again hit for 5, Rider 2, and Ryan 2 assists for the third victory in a row. Maryland Lacrosse Club went down 14-5 and tHofstra fol- lowed 12-4, with yearling midfielder Ed Hirsch getting a total of 5 goals, while Cramblet upped his five game total to 19. The winning streak ended the next weekend as a powerful Johns Hopkins t en handed the team a 15-8 loss. In spite of their efforts, the defense could not stop Hopkins ' All-American attackmen and the offense lacked its usual precision. The team, not playing its usual sharp game, dropped the next game to Maryland, 13-8, thus losing any hope for a piece of the national championship. This proved to be the last loss, however, as the team rolled over Syracuse and Vir- ginia, and then outlasted the highly touted Mt. Washington club. The Navy game provided both thrills and disappointments. Our early 5-1 lead melted away under a blistering June sun, and a blistering Navy onslaught. As double overtime came to a close, Cramblet lived up to his All-American billing, creasing the net with the tying goal. DON WORKMAN Captain M 3 Wv°c!!|L, T ' ' T ° " ' ° ■ ' - ' " " ■ ' V b Blevins, Neswiacheny, Workman, Ryan, Utermahlen, Gooding, Mayer. Midd le Row, L. to R.: Moulder Opa- 409 4i0 SCOREBOARD LACROSSE Army Oppon. 10 Yale 4 10 Rutgers 5 9 Princeton 4 14 Maryland Lacrosse Club 5 1 2 Hofstra 4 8 Johns Hopkins 15 8 Maryland 13 1 8 Syracuse 14 7 Virginia 5 1 Mount Washington 7 7 Navy 7 : it V Vi P%. 411 I 5 5 . tc . li. ' 412 GOLF ii •I Ub.. DON JOHNSON Captain GOLF The Army Golf Team coached by Nick Karl and led by Its one-two punch of Don Johnson and Ralph Tuccillo has completed another winning season. Don. playing In the number one position and also captain of the team, has been a tough competitor over the past four years. As a yearling, he won the Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Championship and qualified to go to the Nationals. Another tough competitor, playing In the number two position. Is Ralph Tuccillo whose winning ways have led Army to many successful golf seasons. Over the past four years Ralph has compiled a record of 25 wins and only 4 losses. Rusty Casey and Greg Knight, playing In the three and four positions, have also maintained winning records and look to be .the strong points in next year ' s team. The last three spots on the team are held by Fred Hoblit, Dick Miller, and Al Erb. Although this year ' s team did not match last year ' s 12 and I record, coach Karl ' s llnksters, who were beset by Iniurles. consider It a building year and have a hopeful outlook for the future. SCOREBOARD Army Oppon. 21 2 Rutgers 41 2 2 Pennsylvania 5 6 Manhattan I 4 Syracuse 3 2 Princeton 5 4 Colgate 3 3 Dartmouth 4 4 Boston College 3 5 Columbia 2 7 Cornell 6th EIGL 6 Seton hiall I 3 Navy 4 Sm GOLF TEAM— Kneeling, Left to Right: Hoour, lucciiio, Casey, Felienz, Erb. Standing, Left to Right: tJeely, C.:.ach K. brecht, Jones. 413 mAmimmm iiMMi «mm i TBNNfe 414 BILL GARDEPE Captain TENNIS It can probably be said that the 1968 Tennis Team has lived up to everyone ' s expectations. The " Who-der " lids, while never being the Tactical Department ' s favorite, and with five first classmen sharing ten stripes, had a 14-3 record, including the big one over Navy. To most people, the fine season by the racketeers was not a surprise after their performance in the Fall. In the Eastern Intercol- legiates they won the 4-man team title. Senior Billy Campbell and Junior Rick Wilber took the doubles title while Senior Bare-Bare Con- way was runner-up in the singles. When the spring rolled around Coach Bill Cullen molded Sophomore Bill Malkemes, Steve Strom, and Senior Dugout Dick Bowers around his Eastern champs to form a strong squad with the best depth he has probably ever had. He was not disappointed, as strength throughout the lineup characterized Army victories. The racketeers made off with I 14 individual matches, while allowing only 36 to filter through their tightly strung rackets. With a nucleus of Wilber, Strong, and Malkemes as well as Sopho- mores Joe Reeder, Phil Kreiger, and " Big A " Alcorn, next year ' s success is assured. SCOREBOARD Army Oppon. 7 Holy Cross 2 8 Swarthmore I 6 Colgate 3 2 Princeton 7 3 Harvard 6 8 Williams I 5 Yale 4 3 Pennsylvania 6 a MIT 1 9 Trinity 8 Wesleyan I 8 Brown I 7 Dartmouth 2 9 Columbia 9 Cornell , 8 Penn State I 6 Navy 3 TENNIS TEAM — First Row, Left to Right: Morris, Westerlund, Kreiger, Gardepe, Vernon, Reeder, Alcorn. Second Row, Left to Right: Wong — Mgr., MAJ Gra- ham, Malkemes, Wilber, Strom. Campbell. Conway. Bowers, Coach Cullen. 415 . s ( m - ' .« f. 1 ■M BASE . BASEBALL The 1968 season has been one of ups and downs for the Army Baseball Team. The team has played consistently well against conference foes, but has been erratic against non-conference op- ponents. There have been several fine individual performances turned in by the Armv team. Leading the list Is Tommy Krieger, the team captain and member of last year ' s All-ECAL team. At third base he leads the team in hitting with a healthy .368 batting average. Handling the catching chores is letterman Rich Scagllone, who continues his fine -defensive woric and this year has added a strong .313 batting average. Right fielder Bart McClellan, also a three year letterman. has added the long ball punch to the lineup with five homeruns. On the mound staff Roger Vandenberg has become the steadiest per- former. Also emerging this season as a star performer has been Doug Rogers, who had seen very little action the past two seasons. He started his first game ogalnst CCNY and proceeded to pitch a shutout, winning 9-0. Against Seton Hall he stretched his string of scoreless Innings to 1 7 before yeilding a run, winning 5- 1 . Two other surprises are Bobby Merkle at shortstop and Pete McCall In centerfleld. Both have turned in scintillating performances at the plate and in the field. George Coan has done a fine job at second base as has Larry Fettis at first. One of the highlights of this baseball season at West Point was the Yankee game. They always create a great deal of excitement and rightly so, because many of the Immortals of maior league baseball have played. Among them are Micky Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and Casey Stengel. It ' s an honor to get a hit against maior league pitching, and Rich Scaglione is the envy of many fine major league hitters, getting 4 hits in 5 times at bat. This is the 1968 Army Baseball Team. -TX ; Jk . ' A fo. ' ¥ BASEBALL TEAM— First Row, Left to Right: MAJ Conrad (OR), Lorenhen (Manager), Sclbetta, Fowler, McLellan, Scaglione, Krieger, Powell, Lud- wikosH. Rogers. Coach Tipton. Second Row, Left to Right: Pedersen. Pettitt, Fettis, Coan, Fagan, King, Bennett, Va-denberg. Fowler, Hoffman. Lane. Third Row, Left to Right: Lauclhardt, Murray, McCall, Brink, Merltle, Haydon, Gafford, Coleman, Zilian, Hostettler, Nosal. 417 nin y mrf fVTTrfprr 418 SCOREBOARD BASEBALL Army Uppon. 6 Rutgers 2 5 LIU I Syracuse 3 NYU 13 2 Pennsylvania 3 4 Columbia 2 3 Villanova 6 II Yale 14 St. John ' s 4 Colgate 2 I I Cornell 3 1 Rider 5 4 Brown 3 5 Harvard 9 CCNY Yankees 9 Fordham 4 5 Seton Hall I 2 Manhattan 2 3 Princeton 2 Dartnnouth 3 1 I So. Connecticut State 3 Navy 3 ■ ' ? ; ' S;: 419 OUTDOOR TRACK Two solid dual meet vicfories (Penn. State and Yale) got the season off to a good start. The unusually warnn weather brought out many personal bests and no less than four meet records fn these meets. Brealinq away from the traditional schedule of dual meets, Army participated in several larger relays. In three successive weekends, the fe m traveled to Randall ' s Island for the lona Relays, to Phila- delphia for the Penn Relays, and to the Quantico Marine Base for the Quantico Relays. Only in the lona Relays was a team champion chosen and Army came home with the trophy. Using Its depth to score eleven places in the field events and seven places on the track. Army amassed 57 points to far outdistance Villanova, defending indoor NCAA champion and former winner of the lona Relays. The next two weekends produced three academy records. Greg Camp, Jim Osman, Pete BlUia, and Larry Lemasfer broke the two mile relay record at the Penn Relays, and Jack Cochran, Tom Rab ' ut, George Forsythe and Sheridan Groves set a new record In the 880 yard relay at Quantico. Greg Camp also brought home individual honors by set- ting an Academy record of 1:50.6 in the 880, also run at Quantico. Next to Navy the biggest rivalry, and often the most competitive, meet of the year is the Heptagonals. This year proved to be no ex- ception with Harvard, Yale and Army all developing into strong contenders for the title. Army, trying for Its third straight title fell one point short, losing to Yale by a score of 71-70. Harvard was third with 67 points. The next closest team scored only 25 points. Despite the rain, the competition was close to the end. With only the mile relay to be run. Army needed a first place to win the title, but a second place behind Yale would tie the score. Yale won the race In record time and typically enough Navy played the role of the spoiler and beat Army by half a stride at the tape for the much needed second place. The squad hit the victory trail once again against Manhattan, and continued their winning ways with a surprisingly easy victory against Harvard. In these meets. Academy standards fell to Greg Camp in the mile, Larry Hart in the discus, Sopheenom Bob Wallis in the Jave- lin, and Leroy Outlaw In the triple jump. The Navy meet provided a fitting climax to 68 ' s varsity career. The rain fell victim to a bright sun just as the Mids were vanquished by a superior Army team. Victories in IS of the 18 events pointed to only one hero: the TEAM. The score says It all: Army 114, Navy 40. m H K HJ DAN SEEBART Captain r . f: f. 8 ' i ' OUTDOOR TRACK TEAM— First Row, Left to Right: laconis, Spelman, Outlaw, LImbaugh, Seebart, Camp, Cochran, McDonald, Black, Hart. Second Row, Left to Right: Keller, Armstrong, Morrill, Lemaster, Groves, Wallis, Forsythe, Osman, Billia, Finley, Rabaut. Third Row, Left to Right: Coach Crowell, Gloriod, Spinney, Jaccard, Sumner, Phelan, Steele, Kee, McCullough, Hoffman, King. Fourth Row, Left to Right: Calloway, Goodier, Nell, Rountree, Tully, Spear, Peltier, Jarchow, Haas, Williams, Sebastian. 421 K :JSt«i . !i2 .V I 422 423 BASEBALL FOWLER. J. C. KRIEGER, P. T. McLELLAN. B. SCAGUONE. R. J. COAN. G. P. FAGAN, T. W. FETTIS, L. M. HAYDON. D. R. MERKLE, R. D. ROGERS. D. C. VANDENBERG. R. McCALL. P. PEDERSEN. W. E. TRACK ARMSTRONG. J. H. BLACK, J. A. CAMP, G. C. COCHRAN, J. H. HART, L. T. McDonald, r. mf OUTLAW, L. B. SEEBART. D. B. CALLAWAY. T. FOOS, R. C. ' GLORIOD, Xli(. GROVES, S. v HAAS, H. H. LEMASTER, L LUCAS. J. R. McCULLOUfeH, F. X. RRILL, B. E. JNTREE. J. E. Lliams. M. M. LIA, P. E. ISYTHE, G. B. JACCARD. J. K. KEE, J. A. OLSON. W. OSMAN. J. E. PELTIER, B. N. RABAUT. T. SEBASTIAN. N. H. SPINNEY. G. M. WALLIS. R. A. SPRING ARMY A f GOLF HOBLIT, F. JOHNSON, D. A. TUCCILLO. R. CASEY. J. T. D. ERB, A. L FELLENZ, L. E. KNIGHT, G. MILLER. R. B. TENNIS BOWERS. CAMPBELL. W. CONWAY. B. T. GARDEPE. W. WILBER. R. A. KRIEGER. P. MALKEMES. W. C. STROM. S. LACROSSE BLEVINS. J. M. GOODING. D. E. LIEB, C. R. MAYER, J. D. NESWIACHENY. B. RIDER. F. I. RYAN, D. A. UTERMAHLEN. C. B. WORKMAN. D. R. BOYLE. F. D. EYERMANN. L J. RVIS. C. J. JKINS, R. J. SILVER. P. D. YOUNG. T. H. CRAMBLET. P. CONNORS. J. T. HII H. E. C. KNOM, M. LUCAS. J. F. OPATOVSKY. R. 424 1 426 A f «j|g 427 BRIGADE SPRING INTRAMURAL CHAMPIONS CROSS COUNTRY CO. G-1 BOAT RACING CO. D-1 428 J ORIENTEERING CO. G-2 TOUCH FOOTBALL CO. E-3 LACROSSE llL CO. H-3 429 Of the events that herald the approach of grsrcluatlon, few have more signifi- cance than the Branch Selections. We selected the branches of the service we would enter, and subsequently, our first assignments. For some of us, of course, the choice was rather limited. One month later, we chose the units and stations with which we would serve around the world. ] ' Ki 430 % I 431 - mfL wem i mm?. 433 R £-, i, m w M m u U.S.A.F. U.S.M.C. 437 As the ring presentation is the big First Class event of the First Semester, the big event during the second is the ac- quisition of automobiles. Cadets who had long dreamed of this occasion, and stared fondly at manufacturers ' litera- ture since placing orders in November, put all else out of mind as Mobilization Day drew nigh. Private citizens cleared the streets, MP ' s matched out for traffic duty, and with the end of class the tra- ditional Le Mans start was on. 438 100th Night marked a very important anniversary for the USCC Short-Timers. We celebrated in the customary fash- ion with the Plebes and a musical satire of our Alma Mater. 439 And So the Months Went By i 440 44i 442 The Lighter Side of the Corps. 1 iL 443 445 lumps, as he accepted the Sylvanus Thayer Award. There was a final desperate flurry of themes, papers and engineering problems, and then — final exams, and it was all over except for the hat-tossing. And so the final months went by, punc- tuated by the events that herald the nearing of the end. We spent the last of our pay, and some of our future pay, for officer uniforms. On the- Aberdeen trip we were shown the Ordnance Corps ' many imaginative ways of making red smoke. We honored Bob Hope, enter- tainer and patriot, and listened with laughter in our throats, and then with 446 She JfeUr Hark Stme$ ild (lie ■en (fin r , ci«» The N,. York Tto,.co„,p ,. ATEPV yO Jif, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1968 ' " §red United States and North Vietnamese Negotiators Arrive in Paris |g()f[] §][)£5 y()|(Jg TALKS DUE TODAY Bolivian Army Reports Guevara Slain M ' MMARAISNAMEDBYU.S. " ' " ' ' • TO HEAD THE WORLD BAM; • «...M .. .« «.« - .. . _ Opens Campaign for G.O. P. J0M50iV MOVE A SURPRISE clnaticn ,.r P.side„, With Detroit Statement BRITAIN DEVALUES POUND TO $2.40 ?n n L , TO AVERT A NEW ECONOMIC CRISIS; oo«™. c.„oe™ed sa,s National Problems Breed SEVERE RESTRAINTS ARE IMPOSED eomr F.. ,„ NORTH KOREA SEIZES NAVY SHIP, HOLDS 83 ONBOARD AS U.S. SPIES; ENTERPRISE IS ORDERED TO AREA fm SUNDATfflNEWS m NEW YORK ' S PICTURE NEWSPAPER ® V Vol. 48. No. 6 copr i«i Ne«s Syndicate CO- Inc. Ncw York. X.Y. 10017. Sunday. June 9. 1968 WEATHER: Tarllv cli)ud and w«rm. RFK GOES HOME 447 JUNE WEEK . . . was the setting for the culmination and the completion of our years at West Point. There were some lapses in the weather, but not in the gaiety or the significance of the occasion. It was a time for the praise of proud parents, a feeling of accomplishment, and also for sober contemplation of the past and the future. One big event of every June Week is the year-end battle with the Naval Academy. This had a special signifi- cance for the graduating class, since it represented our final Army-Navy games as members of the Corps of Ca- dets. I iiiii " 448 449 June Week, when West Point sends a new class of graduates into the world, is also the traditional occasion for the return of graduates past. We honored, with them, those who have gone be- fore us, and the institution of which we are all a part. Events seemed to accelerate as the long-awaited day drew near. At the Baccalaureate Services we were re- minded again of the meaning of our duty, past and future. Mothers dabbed at their eyes, and fathers too, as the Cadet Chapel resounded to the strains of ' ' Onward, Christian Soldier. ' ' We heard the applause of the crowds at the Graduation Parade as we stepped out of the ranks of the Corps of Cadets, and the most impassive among us could not remain unmoved by the sounds of Auld Lang Syne and The West Point March. The last night was marked by the banquet and the most beautiful hop of all, a never-to-be-forgotten oc- casion for many a young gentleman and lady. -r f -. .. l y mti Mi±c:ji.jiMiimmmMSm pP 1ft iB iB M7 M " i H irf(f«IJfl « ci!; ' : ■i l ■ " ' ' J ' :V iL ' i u:£ t - ' ■■•:: iM H 450 . . . ladies and gentlemen, and mem- bers of the Class of Nineteen Sixty- . . . there is a butt of a day until . . . Gradu- ating Class, Front and Center, . . . con- gratulations, Tom, and have a good summer at Buckner . . . Alma Mater, dear, to us be ever . . . congratulations. Lieutenant . .. ... do solemnly swear jBUm ' II li II II i«. ' ' " " " ,u lu! m in; mrffll ' m " i III III 111 lu iiu 1111 ; III m III lu. in m! III! III! ' ™ ™ III IIU 111 !«; Ill in i-fTT ' .TamcJC " i ' i ' »- M ' -H- WrH « ' v . ' VS V(M »|tlV . ' ' »1 And then, at last, the Fifth of June. For years that day had seemed to shine from an unreachable horizon. But there was little time for such reflection during the rapid events: the Oath of Office, the walk up the ramp, the sa- lute, handshake, diploma, and then . . . hats in the air! in N 452 453 454 ' An Event That Is Now a Tradition! 455 We leave with the confidence that we are leaders in the FINEST ARMY ON EARTH ♦ NUMBERS ON MAP INDICATE TOTAL NUMBER OF CADETS FROM THE CLASS OF 1968 WHO WERE ASSIGNED TO THAT AREA OF THE WORLD 456 The Class History of The 7968 HOWIT- ZER Must Come to an End. For the . . . CLASS OF 1968 . . . However This Is Only the Beginning 457 ARTHUR WEIMAN ACKERMAN, JR. Syosset, New York A — 4 Art came to West Point after two years in the army. His past experience as a paratrooper quickly gained him the niclcname of " Airborne Art. " His main interests have been the number of days until graduation, which he has known exactly since yearling year, water polo, and especially his fiancee, Rosemary, with whom he has enjoyed one of the longest engagements in the history of our class. A happy marriage and a long career appear to be in store for Art. Gymnastics 4; Water Polo Club 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader DANIEL EUGENE ADAMS Austin, Texas F — 1 Dan Adams came to West Point with great expectations and no small amount of ambition to be on the top of the heap. While a cow, Granny roomed with two qf the most ac- complished masters of procrastination at the Academy; and this was an education to the man who prides himself with " diligence. " Dan displays a willingness to help his friends that is gratifying, He works hard and minces no words, and we will see Dan succeed in whatever path he may choose. Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — First Sergeant MAURICE DALE ADAMS Idaho Falls, Idaho B— 3 Maurice Is the kind of guy you could look for all your life and never really find. Every- one ' s best friend, he was the magic elixir that lifted many a classmate from the depths of gloom. He Is the rare person who can combine kindness and understanding with sound advice and reason. But beneath this gentle facade is an indefatigable drive and determination to get ahead limited only by his sense of honesty and fair play. Never one to back down from a challenge, Maurice is he kind of guy we are glad to have on our side. Ski Team 4, 3,2, I ; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3,2, I ; De- bate Council Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank- Officer -Battalion Operations n G— I surf, s and, and Disney- to join the cult of gfit out of high List grades be- jumping out of lllons. He could GEORGE F. ADAM Glendale, California From the land of si land came Ricic Ad Thayer worshippers. Though school, he maintained Dean ' sides the other activities lik planes or riding spirited st always be counted on when the job had to be done, and If prior performance Is an Indicator, we can only predict success for him. Sport Parachute Club 4, 3; Water Polo Club 4; Riding Club 2, 1; Engineer Football 2; Class Committee 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant JAMES ROBERT ADAMS Marathon, New York A— 3 Jim, a nontypical cadet from a small town in the big state of New York, will long be re- membered by his classmates. HHIs unbending determination and sincerity In doing what Is right has started him In the right direction for future success. His many Interests often oc- cupied his time and kept his name off the Dean ' s List, but Jim had the ability to be among the top in his class. We all will miss this irreplaceable dedicated young man. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Sport Parachute Club 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 4, 3,2, I ; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I: Fine Arts Forum 2; Howitzer Representative 2, I; Fourth Class Glee Club 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ROBERT ALLAN ADAMS Norfolk, Virginia G— I Deerfleld Academy sent us a young Bob Adams. He was a distance runner and as all runners, he ran alone. He is older now, but takes a stronger stride and covers a longer stretch. If you need a man to work, work and work some more, Bob is your man ... will- ing and ready to race ... with a runner ' s smile. Corps Squad Cross Country 4, 3, 2: Track 4, 3: Chapel Cho 4, 3, 2, I; Acolyte 3 Class Rank — Finance Se pel Uhoir j 2, I. iifl iin iiniialiiiin rgeant RONALD KEMP ADAMS Greenfield, Tennessee D— I After being graduated from Greenfield High School, R, K. left the green hills of Tennessee for the rocky, gray cliffs of West Point. Rumor has it that he met his greatest obstacles while trying to forget his beagles and learning to wear shoes. With his great personality and keen sense of humor, he has won many friends and should find few obstacles on the road to success. German Club 3,2, 1 ; French Club 3, 2, I; Goat-Football 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer STEVEN V AYNE ADER Sullivan, Indiana F— 2 The most well-read man in the Corps is Steve Ader. If you can ' t find Steve in his room with a copy of The Source, you can always find him at the gym with a copy of Tho Circuit. Well liked and respected by all who know him, Steve always has time for a laugh or a kind word. And if you ever need help — be it academics, extra-curricular, or any circum- stance, Steve Ader is the one who pitches in — with a smile. 19 8 Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant CHARLES PERCY ADKINS Vienna, Maryland G— 3 Whoever said, " Forget the moon and shoot for the stars, " must have had Charlie in mind. His hacking away at the Academic Dept. with his ' magic stick ' produced ASP ' s and tenths for all. Always willing to help, " Nap ' s " determina- tion and hardwork are an example for all. To the Engineers comes a regular first-section guy in and out of the classroom. Bowling Club 4; Cardinal New- man Forum 2, I; Howitzer 2; Dialectic Society 2; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant iinii llll TO THE CLASS OF 1968 The class of 1968, given a normal life expectancy, will provide leadership to the Republic well in to the early years of the 21st century. Today, graduates like myself who grew up in the 19th century, who have witnessed immensity of growth in every characteristic of American greatness - military and economic and moral - envy you men the even more amazing advances and changes you will witness and help shape. What confronts you in the years ahead, demanding of you flexibility in response to constantly changing chal- lenges and the knowledge fortified by wisdom properly to counsel and to decide, may well be both a richer and a more rewarding future than confronted my generation. Nevertheless, on the world scene that you will possess — so different from what I have known, three words will still comprise an immutable treasure of guidance for your careers — Duty, Honor, Country. y Dwight D. Eisenhower ROBERT MICHAEL ALEXANDER Morgantown, West Virginia H — 2 Whether giving " the Days " in a split second plebe year or telling about his girl problems thereafter, Bob, affectionately labelled " The Slur, " has left his mark at West Point. Not having any real difficulty with the Academic Department or the TD, he managed to spend a good portion of his time leading his " Rag- time Band " among the cheering masses at foot- ball rallies. Always willing to lend a helping hand or give a little advice. If you had the time to listen, Bob will be an asset to any branch of the Army, especially If his mother continues to send him those enormous boodle boxes. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I, Secretary 2, President 1 ; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I: Glee Club 4; Company Catholic Representa- tive 2, I; Bowling League 4. Class Rank — Company Sergeant St fC ALAN BRENDAN AKER Stony Brook, Long Island, New York E- A natural leader and a serious student, Alan is certain to be a credit to the service. He is one of those rare people who possesses both a sensitive appreciation of the world around hinn and a consistent devotion to the standards which he sets for himself. His keen sense of humor and perseverance of spirit make him a pleasure to Icnow and work with. His future life is sure to be filled with Sunny days and when all is said and done, it can be said that here is a true and reliable friend. Swimming 4, 3, I; Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, I; German Club 2, I; Cadet Public Relations Council 2, I; Howitzer 2, I; Catholic Chapel Choir 4; Newman Forum 4, 3. Class Rank — Regimental Executive Officer DAVID LEE ALEXANDER hfarrisburg, Pennsylvania D— 3 Coming from the Pennsylvania farming area, Dave entered West Point and turned in his plowshare for a sword. He excelled in the engineering portion of the curriculum and barely gained a working knowledge of Eng- lish. Dave was cursed with high aptitude, but he never let this hinder him in the pursuit of his one objective ... pleasure, which included the Sandhurst exchange trip to England. This wild earthy farm boy will always be remem- bered for the loudness and length of his laugh coupled with an all-knowing grin. Wrestling 4, 3; Howitzer 2, 1; 1968 Class Committee 3, 2, 1; French Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I . Class Rank — Assistant Brigade Operations Officer for Training K RAND LESLIE ALLEN Lima, Ohio E— I A future political scientist, with a lot of ability, tact and perception, Rand L. is one of the new breed of soldier-statesmen that will play an Increasingly Important role in the Army. With good grades and a lot of athletic ability Rand has consistently demonstrated that he has an abundance of leadership ability. It is certain that the contribution which he will make to our Army and our Country will reflect credit upon himself and the Military Academy. Hop Manager 4, 3. 2, I ; C- Squad Basketball 4: Intermural Lacrosse 4, 3, 2; SCUSA 2; Delegate to Air Force Academy Assembly 3; Engineer Football; French Club 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank— 2nd Battalion Sergeant Major JOHN CRAIG ALLGOOD Jeffersonville, Indiana B— I Craig came to West Point to become a soldier. During his four years he has demon- strated 3 drive and a determination which will enable him to overcome every obstacle In his path. His rare sense of humor and easy going philosophy of academics have carried him through his share of troubles. Craig was always ready to help his classmates, or a beleaguered yearling, taking French. There is no doubt that a girl in Louisville will gain a fine husband, and the Signal Corps an outstanding Officer. French Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3,2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant ANDREW BIRD ALLEN, JR. Tampa, Florida D— 3 Never known to be able to lend a tenth or need to borrow money for a weekend. Drew put his efforts into the Gymnastics team. For his talents on the tramp and floor exercises, he acquired his nickname of Boon but not for this will he be remembered. His personality and friendly outlook have made him many friends among his classmates. The Boon could always be counted upon to produce the laughs. From Beast until graduation he turned many a calamity into a riot. Who else could cut a cake into 18 pieces or do handsprings in Sierra under arms? This was Drew and the Engineer ' s loss will be the Infantry ' s gain. Gymnastics 4, 3,2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant JAMES LAWRENCE ALTEMOSE Charleston, South Carolina A — 3 From the ski slopes of Utah and the warmth of South Carolina, Jim has put his personality and energy into many activities with KDET, being one of its outstanding members. It is rumored that he actually runs West Point, but at least we all know that whatever he does, he gives it his best. Indicative of this are the facts that he actually stayed up after reveille and didn ' t allow his brownboy to make him become too attached to himself. Jim will el- ways be remembered as a true friend who brought light to those who met him. B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Prot- estant Acolytes 3, 2, I; Howit- zer 3; Pointer 3; KDET 4, 3, 2, I; Station Manager, KDET I. Class Rank— 1st Battalion Sergeant Major L IV HENRY WILSON ALWARD, II Succasunna, New Jersey H— 3 Henry came to the world of gray from the great metropolis of Succasunna. It wasn ' t In the cards for Hank to have any time for himself. He has always had to be his room- mates ' helper. Hank must be congratulated on neither developing a lisp, sitting in the corner of a dark room, peraxiding his hair, nor ignoring academics. His ingenuity in getting people out of marching will always be ap- preciated. We expect great things of Hank — either on the ski slopes, in front of the goal, or through the juice circuits. Very quiet, though, we ' d give a penny for his thoughts. Mountaineering 4; Math Com- puter Forum 2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 2, I: Ski Team 2, I: Ski Instructor 2, I; Soccer I; Glee Club 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ANDREW RALSTON ANDERSON Kansas City, Kansas D — 4 Steadfastly refusing to compromise his in- dividualism with the system, Andy will long be remembered by his compatriots. He was a rpaster at entering the classroom one step ahead of the Instructor, writing draftless 18.0 term papers the night before they were due, and convincing the TD that his shock of hair was short. His loyalty to his friends, and to his cherished ideals, were boundless. Never acquiring a love for gray, Andy often could be found admiring Storm King Mountain from his niche overlooking the Supe ' s garden. Al- though Yale and Princeton lost Andy Anderson the scholar to West Point, the Army will some- day lose this soldier to his first love. Debate Council Forum 3, 2, I ; C-Squad Tennis 4: C-Squad Squash 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JOHN LEWIS ANDERSON Mayfield, Kentucky H— 4 A transfer student from Murray State Uni- versity, John assumed with ease his position as Company D-4 ' s social director. Always ready for a party, John was the man we turned to when things were dull. After his classic battles with the French and Electricity Departments, John made Caesar look like a rank amateur. John had Caesar beat when it came to sleep, too. Never one to let studies Interfere with pleasure, John holds the Corps record In Annual Hours Spent Observing XK-E ' s. John ' s ability to lead and inspire will carry him far as either a professional soldier or professional civilian. In any case John will go at it full throttle. Judo Club 4, 3; Sky Diving Club 4, 3; Scuba Club 3, 2; French Club 4, 3, 2; Rocket Society 4, 3, 2, I: Mountaineering Club 3, 2; Howitzer 2, I; Chapel Acolytes 3, 2, I : Sunday School Teacher 3; Class Committee 3, 2 , I; Public Relations Council 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Adjutant ANTHONY AMBROSE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania H — I " MAD ANTHONY " came to the hills of the Hudson from South Philly. He will always be remembered for his " never-say-die " spirit in anything he tried — from the moment he saluted the man in the red sash to graduation, from academics to athletics. Philadelphia proved to be a great base of operations for the trips he took as an active member of the Astronomy Club and the Catholic Choir. And after the Big Battles with Navy on the gridiron, Tony was great in organizing the company parties. Tony ' s choice is Artillery, and with Linda wearing his pin, it looks as if he is headed for two fine careers after graduation. Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3, I; Catholic Acolyte 4, 3, 2, Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, Pointer Business Staff 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader k JAMES FRANCIS ANDERSON St. Louis, Missouri F— 4 Jimmie came to us from the Midwest, and quickly proved to all that he was a " go getter " . Always flashing a big grin and a sharp wit he endeared himself to all. Although not known chiefly for his academic abilities, he did have his strong points in soccer, humor, and knee operations. No matter how far up the ladder of success he climbs, he will always be to us his friends " our little Jimmie. " Ring and Crest Committee Sec- retary 4, 3.2, I ; Class Com- mittee 3,2, I : Car Committee 2, I; Slum Gravy 2, I ; A- Squad Soccer 3, 2, I; Century Club 3. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer JON CLIFFORD ANDERSON Ft. Lauderdale, Florida G— 3 From the sunny beaches of Florida came one of the leaders of G — 3 good times. From touch football games to his Venus fly-traps and airborne mice, he could always be found in the limelight. A dedicated masochlst he sub- jected himself to the tribulations of plebe and varsity cross country. A ' star ' man several times over, he quickly psyched out the Academ- ic Department with a minimum of effort. With this extra time, he became quite a salesman of miscellaneous articles throughout the Corps. Through all his Interests, Jon was the most dedicated and loyal friend a person could have. His sincerity, understanding, and Interest in people will make his mark in life. Who knows, he may be the next president of Yemen. Corps Squad Cross Country 4, 2; Indoor Track 4; Outdoor Track 4; KDET 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant X MONTE ROYAL ANDERSON Torrington, Wyoming C— 3 I L Monte, the source of many jokes and many laughs, kept the morale high of those who knew him. But cadet life was no joke to him, for he was serious when it came to being a student and a leader, two roles which he played well. Monte was always ready to join in a conversation with anyone. Every day, he could be heard singing a song as he made his way to classes. He is a born leader (Infantry type) with an abundance of wisdom which will help him to become an outstanding success In the future. Russian Club 2, I; Karate Club 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant 1 DONALD LEWIS ANDREWS, JR. Roseburg, Oregon H — 4 Don came to the metropolis on the Hudson from the sheep-shearing, cow-milking backwoods of unexplored Oregon. With a " well there will be time to do it tomorrow " attitude, Don flung himself straight at the heart of West Point — only to get his ears pinned back. As he roams through the many pitfalls of life, he may falter at times; but we still love him. Rifle Club 4; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2; Sky Diving Club 3. Class Rank — First Sergeant pC JOHN HAYES ARMSTRONG Milford, Ohio H— 3 Johnny jumped Into cadet life as he had into everything else. His unique sense of humor im- mediately set him apart and sustained him through cadet life. More active than most of his classmates, Johnny provided himself with a steady stream of females, car magazines. track shoes and away trips to occupy himself. Corps Squad Track 4. 3, 2, I, Letterman 3, 2, I, Numerals 4; Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 2, I ; Cross Country 4; Howitzer 2. I . Class Rank — Platoon Leader ERIN FRANCIS AUDRAIN, JR. Reno, Nevada G — I There aren ' t many superlatives that cannot be applied to Franit Audrian. In his quiet, as- sured way. over the course of the years, he has left his imprint on the Class of ' 68 and the Academy. Perhaps it is commonplace to recall a man ' s ready smile and helping hand extended always to aid a classmate, but in Frank ' s case, it is the best way to describe him. In simplest terms, he is one of that rare breed, the good people, and there is no doubt that he will, in future years, find his place among the great people. Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I; First Captain ' s Forum 2: 1968 Fourth Class System Committee 2; Lacrosse 4, 3; Cadet Chapel Choir 4; Fine Arts Forum 2, I ; Cardinal New- man Forum 2, I : Scuba Club 2, I ; Spanish Language Club 2, I; Behavioral Science Club I. Class Rank — Regimental Commander . GREGORY MICHEL BABIT7 Sacramento, California E — 3 After a year at Sacramento State College in California, Greg entered the Military Academy. One and a half years later Greg found that he liked " Cadet Life " and what it was doing for him. Spreading his time between various activities, academics, and the Computer, his free time was limited. Greg ' s two ambitions for graduation are going Signal Corps and finding his OAO. Swimming Team 4; Jewish Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I ; Jewish Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I: Triathlon Club 4, 3, 2, I; Mountaineering Club 3; Math Computer Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant VINCENT PAUL BAERMAN Ft. Lee, Virginia D— I Have you ever seen a man drive his brazen little red Opel Into the middle of an Artillery Battery shooting a fire mission and sit there to watch the show? Have you ever seen a man belittle the " flying ice cream cone " in the middle of Fort Bragg, the Bastion of Airborne, and then spend his next summer leave at Jump School? Have you ever seen a man wish he were in Westbury Instead of West Point? Have you ever seen a man work so hard at being a good cadet, a good soldier and a good friend? Have you ever seen Paul Baerman? Class Committee Representa- tive Military Affairs Club 3: Sky- diving Club 3, 2, I; Catholic Acolyte 3, 2, I; Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, I, Custodian 2. Class Rank— Battalion Commander VII GENE PAUL AUSTIN Thompson, Connecticut C — 4 Never one to turn down a baslcetball game or a day at the workshop, Gene came to West Point contented to sojourn for four years. Actually, many of us think Gene ' s pre-school innoculations must have included some West Point serum, for Gene was immune if ever anyone was. Now June arrives and wedding bells ring. Baseball 4; Russian Club 4; Mili- tary Affairs Club 3, 4; Goat- Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer LARRY CALLAN BAKER Moultrie, Georgia H — I Larry hails from Georgia, the state of hospitality and you can see it in his big smile and pleasant personality. Even after a few " laughing bag " episodes in Beast and a few bouts with the T.D., the grin was still there. Being easy going and always ready to help makes him a friend to all. He spent almost as much time studying as writing letters to a certain New York Belle. With his many interests and enioyment of life he should get the most out of anything he attempts. Astronomy Club 4; Sky Diving Club 3; French Club 3, 2; Math Forum 3. 2. Class Rank— Platoon Leader WILLIAM ALAN BACHMAN Omaha, Nebraska G— 2 From Nebraska, the legendary Von Bachman journeyed eastward to go to college, armed only with a pair of levis, a bottle, and a sense of humor, hie had always wanted to go to that renowned institution of higher learning where men are men — Brown University. After a year there, he needed a new challenge and entered USMA. " Bronc " soon became known for his amiability, his academic prowess in the Social Sciences, and his red hair (which the Tac said always needed cutting). His actions and attitude have provided a refreshing con- trast to the proverbial " Gray Hog " . After grad- uation. Bill plans to enter the Steel Coffin Corps (Armor) — provided a certain " femme fatale " from Marymount agrees. SCUSA 3; Pointer 4; Swimming 4; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer JAMES T. BAIRD Toledo, Ohio F— 2 Jim took a year ' s leave after his junior year to become a garbage man in southern Cali- fornia, where he picked up many of his so- cial graces. It was also there where he came to appreciate that necessity of every cadet ' s life — girls, although there have been those more faithful than he. As for his other en- deavors we have seen him frequently down at Snuffy ' s with the rest of the " zoo " releasing his frustrations over a graham cracker and a glass of milk. Jim ' s immediate plans are oriented toward the Infantry and an initial tour of duty in Viet Nam. Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3; ISO-lb Football 4; A-Squad Foot- ball Mgr. 2; B-Squad Lacrosse 2. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant ROBERT MICHAEL BAKER ' Frostburg, Maryland A— 4 Even if the Appalachian Poverty Region doesn ' t have an excess of money, we did find out from this native that they do possess a much deeper trait — a great sense of humor and an ability to have a good time. Unlike many of us, " Bakes " never had any trouble with the T.D., OPE, or the Dean ' s Office so he started devoting full time to intramurals and running the Dialectic Society. In both fields he excelled, becoming President of the So- ciety and one of " Alpha Gaters " best athletes. We ' re sure that with his outstanding ability to make friends, that he has a bright future ahead of him. Dialectic Society President 4, 3, 2, I ; Protestant Chapel Acolyte 3, 2, I : Honor Com- mittee 2. I. Class Rank — Company Commander RUSSEL JACOB BAKER. II Leon, Iowa K D— 4 From the cornfields and sheep pastures of his Iowa farm, " Bakes " brought to the Army wrestling mats the strength of a bull, to the melancholy of the cadet routine the quiet stability of an untiring ox, and to his Buckner social life the passive docility of a self-satisfied male lion. His more easily worried roommates were always amazed at the nonchalant de- tachment with which he could sleep undisturbed through a tumultuous after-taps bull session or a Saturday morning inspection by the Tac. Noth- ing ever angered him; his cheeks literally beamed rosy red with an unaffected grin too infectious to dampen. To the man who was also willing to share or help, we wish the kind of easy-going cheerfulness he so often inspired in his friends. 150-lb Football 4; Wrestling 4, 3,2, I ; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Training Sergeant VII TIMOTHY DEAN BALLIETT Junction City, Kansas A— 3 From the day Tim first dropped his bag of goodies in July of 1964, everyone around realized that an entirely new personality had entered the scene. A personality for which West Point was never prepared and one that has been maintained unscathed through four vears of gray. Tim, B-T, Bouche, or whatever he is referred to as has left an indelible im- pression on all of us in A — 3. Tim will certainly be a great success in the years to come. Those of us who had to put his shoes in the closet for so long will not soon forget McLean ' s fine contribution to West Point and particularly A— 3. KDET 4, 3, 2, 1; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I: Sky Diving Club 3: Bowling Club 3: Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader x FLOYD THOMAS BANKS, JR. Thomasville, Georgia B— 2 Notorious for his call name — Piggy, Tom ' s well known as the hell raiser of New York City. Though the Georgian ' s lost his famous accent, he ' s proud of his home state and family — and particularly his sharp little sister Tammy, ttis two loves include Barbara and the 3.0 grade he almost got. Tom is conscien- tious in his military activities and his platoon obtained the highest grade on the Army Train- ing Test while he served AOT in Panama. Piggy adapts himself to any situation in an effort to have fun, but he ' ll be a hard nosed and great leader of men. Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, I: Dialectic Society 3, 2, I; Debate Council Forum 3, 2, 1; Skeet Club 4, 3: Goat Football 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant MARK LEE BARNETT Baltimore, Maryland K E— 3 Mark entered on the 1st of July ' 64 already familiar with military life and sailed through Plebe year unscathed. Mark ' s Buckner summer developed him into one of the best in a com- pany full of area hikers, a talent he continued to improve ' til attaining full membership In the century club. Mark ' s pride and joy and constant companion through thick and thin added her bright and sparkling personality to many company gatherings. We all hope some day the mystery of the Navy tr ip to Philly cow year will be solved. Mark ' s abilities and friendliness will point the way to success in all his endeavors and to attainment of his goals. Soccer 4: Lacrosse 4, 3; Howit- zer 2, I : Ring and Crest 4, 3, 2, I; Century Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Company Commander IX ROBERT JOHN BALOS Charlotte, North Carolina C— 2 fli That " guitar ... a few months and he was another Setjovia. Bob was always willing to help . . . happy-go-lucl y, a man with the women, a P.E. enthusiast, especially for those bi-annual tests; he usually had a spare book of current events which he devoured nightly. Bob did not change considerably during the four, long, cruel years — he remains calm, cool and collected, nothing disturbs him. He had the peculiar habit of starting term papers early, wrote hundreds of letters late at night, and still managed to satisfy his " Brown Boy. " The " Keystone Rebel " , will go far, yes, he will. Catholic Choir Society 2, I: How man Club 2. Class Ranlc- Major 3, 2, I: er 4, 3. 2. Rocket I; Ger- -Ist Battalion Sergeant K THOMAS ALLAN BARNES, JR. Ellisville, Missouri A— I Tom ' s congenial manner and determination have both helped to make him well liked In A — I. He was always ready to listen to other ' s problems and often came up with the ap- proved solution to them. Tom brought one sure thing with him to West Point — an en- grained Southern hospitality with which he impressed the Yankees of both sexes. His wide diversity of knowledge and steadfast deter- mination are two variables which will make Tom ' s success a sure thing. AAA Photographer 4. 3: Pointer Staff 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 2, I; Military Affairs Club I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer !v fC WALLACE WILLIAM BARTON, JR. Vacaville, California A — -2 Wally is the type of guy that every group needs and that people admire whether they agree or disagree with his ideas. If it is some- one you need to turn his back when help is essential or abuse Is being committed, he ' s not your man. It It ' s a faithful friend you want, and a frank honest person who finds it hard to compromise his standards: a man who says and does what he feels Is right, then Wally is your man. At West Point or later in the Army, on the athletic field or in training, he ' s there doing, not iust existing. Russian Club 2, I; Pointer Mag- azine 3: B-Squad Choir 2, I; Rocket Society I : Sailing Club 4; Behavioral Sciences Club 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant L JOHN PERSHING BAYER, JR. Cape Girardeau, Missouri A — 4 Shortly after this Mississippi River boy started Academics it became evident to " Yogi " that he ' d never make the Dean ' s List, but he didn ' t let this affect his performance In other areas. He spent his Falls and Springs with the foot- ball and baseball teams and in Winter he took time out to give the company a hand in intramurals. It ' s hard to tell whether " he " is looking forward more to Graduation or to Mobilization Day. Cars are " his " major hobby and there ' s no doubt that someday he will end up with his Corvette. He has never had any trouble getting along with people be- cause he is friendly and always willing to give a helping hand. There can be nothing but a bright future lying ahead of " Yogi " and his Corvette. Sailing Club 4; Chess Club 4, 3, 2, I: Baseball 4; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, 1; B-Squad Foot- ball 2: Astronomy Club I. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant ROBERT HAROLD BEAHM Baltimore, Maryland A— 3 " Moon " came here from that dirty northern city of Baltimore, but his heart lies in Dixie. Arriving pure as the driven snow, he soon learned the value of a good weekend. Staying on the Dean ' s List without studying enabled him to spend his waking hours at his hobby — playing Country and Western Music. His friends were all the people he met and when they came to him he was always very sugges- tive. His desire, diversified talents, and per- sonality will make him an outstanding officer in the future. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 4, 3, 2, I: Portuguese Club 4, 3; Dialectic Society 2; SCUSA 2; Mule Rider I: KDET I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant DEAN BROWN BECKER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin E— I Dean, hailing from Oshkosh, came to West Point right after high school. Slow to anger he has survived the Academy ' s many trials with uncommon enthusiasm and quiet humor. Possessing a remarkably high coefficient of restitution. Dean has bounced from each ob- stacle to the next with undampened spirits and the will to survive. An unfailing weight enthusiast he has succeeded in remaining more fit than most. Fortified with rapacious zeal and tremendous reserve Dean will burst forth into his career ready for any challenge. Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I ; Scuba Club 3; Sky Diving Club 2. Class Rank — Sergeant STEWART DAVID BECKLEY, JR. New Rochelle, New York G — I Whether his family tree toolc seed in Scot- land or Israel is still a debatable question. When his friends think of the " Stein, " they recall the numerous evenings on which they were awakened by his playing the chapel chimes; they remember his bagpipes shrieking through Old South on Saturday afternoon: but- most of all, they remember his fat checkbook and a keen eye for small change. His thoughts will turn away from riches, however, when his life-long ambition is fulfilled; to be a profes- sional soldier. A-Squad Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3,2, I ; Chapel Chim- ers 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 3, 2, I; Radio Club 4, 3. 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant THOMAS AQUINAS BEIERSCHMITT Mf. Carmel, Pennsylvania F — 2 One of the most illustrious sta r men in the class, Schmitt will always be remembered for his intense competition with the Bartletf Hall gang. Although hopelessly out numbered by Juice and Physic ' s P ' s Tom beat them to the last tenth and came out on the bottom. A hard rock coal miner from Pennsylvania Tom never seemed to have any trouble with the girls from the big city. A tough competitor and fine athlete, Schmitt displayed the quali- ties that will make him one of the top notch officers in the Infantry. Plebe Football 4; B-Squad Foot- ball 3; 150-lb Football 2, I; Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Fine Arts Forum 2, I ; Slum Gravy 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader MICHAEL EDWARD BENEFIELD Osceola, Arkansas B — 2 Ever since Mike joined the Karate Club one takes his chances in approaching him, whether It be with a magic marker or with some problem (especially girls). His cheerful dis- position and sarcastic remarks helped make life bearable within the gray walls. His drive and sincerity added to his outgoing personality make his friendship something to be highly valued. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1; Karate Club 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Sunday School Teach-er 3, 2, I; Protestant Dis- cussion Group 3, 2, I; Scout- master ' s Council 3, 2, I; Be- havioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant : ' « XI CHARLES EDWARD BECKWITH, JR. Abing+on, Pennsylvania F — 2 Charlie has gone through a four year fire- fight with the academic departments, but the only thing that ever succeeded in getting him down was his brown boy. Probably one of the most conscientious members of the class, Charlie alw ays set high goals for himself and never relaxed until he had attained them. This was as true of everyday tasks as it was of his gymnastics. His drive, self-reliance, and in- dividualism will carry him to the top in any of his endeavors, as well as keep him in the minds of his friends. Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I, Captain I: Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2. I; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 2, I ; SCUSA 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant MARVIN SAM BELASCO New Orleans, Louisiana J F— 2 This stallion from New Orleans actually seemed to have found a new home at West Point. Above all, his open and cheerful man- ner readily endeared him to roommates and classmates from the very first day. A good sport, he was always ready to set out on en- terprises like Jewish Chapel Choir trips, fierce handball competition, and breath-taking mid- night flights. In addition to his adventuresome spirit, he employed his scientifically oriented mind to prevail in the great battle for tenths, while still pulling up goats like you and I by the bootstraps. Everyone owes Marv at least a tenth, an ASP, or a good laugh. This stallion will go far, very far! Mathematics Forum 3, 2, 1; Jew- ish Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Rocket Society 2, I ; Debate Council Forum 3, 2, Ir Sun- day School Teacher 2, 1. Class Rank- — Company Administrative Officer HARRY SANDERS BENNETT Montoursville, Pennsylvania E — 2 After eighteen, fun-filled years in the hills of Pennsylvania, Harry attacked big college life and the wild fraternity parties at Penn State. After a year there, he came to West Point ready for four years of hard work and hard play. The latter was possibly approached with the greater zeal as Harry was never one to turn down a good time. He won the respect and friendship of all those who knew him and his sense of responsibility and high standards assure him continued success. 1968 Class Committee; First Captains ' Forum 2; National De- bate Tournament 4, Records Class Rank— Battalion Commander ll|[lia|llll|[ JOHN OSCAR BENSON Colunnbia, South Carolina F— I After many varied experiences as an Army brat, John came to the Military Academy ready to begin his career as an Army of- ficer. He soon found that cadet life was dif- ferent from any previous experience he had encountered, but he met the challenge well. Neither academics nor the Tactical Depart- ment could sway him from his other interest such as sports, the South, playing the guitar, and most of all — the girl back home. The Army will be getting a fine officer. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Triathlon Club 4. ' 3, 2, I, Secretary 2. Class Rank — Regimental Chief Administrative Officer CHARLES FRANCIS BESANCENEY EInnira, New York B — 2 Chuck ' s self-appointed interest is people ... and his actions support it. Never once was a girl slighted for rack, sports, or academics, ■ et all the while he maintained quiet excel- lence in these fields. He could sing a lullaby, or pin his share of opponents on the intra- mural wrestling mat. But the one thing that everyone who had the privilege of meeting Chuck will always remember was his sincere concern for others, and it is this attribute which will bring him the greatest success and respect. Glee Club 2, I; A-Squad Chapel Choir 2,1; Scoutmaster ' s Council 3, 2, I; German Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant JIM MANN BEVANS, Nashville, Tennessee E— I Jim straight from the hills of Tennessee arrived at West Point with a great desire to play football for Army. While here JImbo, unlike most, has strived to be an athlete, stu- dent and soldier in that order. We all remem- ber him in the Navy games but as to academ- ics — Jimbo was never one to be found in the library or burning late lights. Instead he was seen seeming to spend an equal number of hours in the rack as he was pro. The Signal Corps will certainly be gaining a great asset In this jovial, good natured and easy to get along with son of Tennessee when he joins their ranks. Football: C-Squad 4. A-Squad 3, 2, I ; Sunday School Teacher 2, I; Rocket Society 2. I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer 1 XII MICHAEL LEE BILLINGSLEY Durango, Colorado F— 4 Fresh from a year af Colorado University, Mike soon discovered a few differences be- tween the University of West Point and his old school. It didn ' t faze him though, and except for a few all night battles with term papers and a continual fight with the academic de- partment, Mike handled the drudgery of life here with relative ease. His biggest flaw was spending too much time with a tall stewardess, but we forgive him since we love them both. Nothing but happiness ahead for Diane and Mike Billingsley. Fine Arts Forum 2, I ; B-Squad Choir 4, 3; 150-lb Football 3, 2, I; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant JOHN MICHAEL BLEVINS Man, West Virginia D— 2 " Sir, I am from Man, West Virginia. " And so " Big John " entered the big Government school up North with one sole thought in mind — Peggy Sue. With this thought, he has floated through 4 years of academy life in- cluding 150-lb football, lacrosse and one broken leg. Never one to take academics too seriously Johnny has occupied his time lending a sympathetic ear to the troubles of his friends and thinking of that fateful day in June. ISO-lb Football I; Lacrosse 3; Baptist Student Union 3; Dia- lectic Society I : Behavioral Sci- ence Club I. Class Rank— Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion RUSSELL PETER BONASSO, JR. Frankfurt, Germany B— Pete rolled into West Point under the auspices of member of the Army Guitar Team and emerged as the only man to play pool by computer. Newly introduced to gymnastics when a plebe, his determination and hard work led him to the files of the lettermen his second class year. His willingness to help others and his concern for the " harder right " made him an Invaluable person in any situation. His intellect and humor will always be a benefit to whatever he undertakes. With a guitar and pool cue under one arm and a cute girl under the other, Pete will guide his way along a brilliant future. Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I, Navy Star; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Hop Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Riding Club 2, I; Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I: Cadet Combo 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant K Xill JAMES ALEXANDER BLACK La Porte, Pennsylvania H— I Never one to let little things annoy him this towering giant trom Pennsylvania has com- peted successfully on the track team, at the boards, and under the brown-boy, never once letting the system hamper his style. Quick to understand and easy to get along with Jim ' s affability and perceptlveness will stand him in good stead among his friends and in the Army. Corps Squad Indoor and Out- door Track and Field 4. 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JAMES DEAN BODENHAMER Kansas City, Missouri H— 2 With a Super 88 (slug not Olds), Bodie forged to the front of the all-star cast of D — 2 ' s area crunchers. This having cost him the regi- ment, Jim turned his attentions to more com- mon pursuits — sleep, poetry, and cars. With assets of a ready humor and great roommates, H.J. " I ain ' t been caught yet " Hammer ' s suc- cess with women was a legend (myth?) as well. Bodie joined a distinguished line of Missourians at the Point. Gymnastics Team 4, 3: Century Club 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant . RICHARD ELTON BOWERS Decatur, Illinois D— 2 Dick came to West Point from the soybean capital of the world, Decatur, Illinois. The words military genius or class scholar may not be the most appropriate to describe him, as he could be found more often with a girl or a racket in his hand than a rifle or a pen. That may explain the frequent words of advice which Dick re- ceived from his TAC or the O.C. As he steps into a future of success, Dick will be well-re- membered for his military bearing and conge- nlallty. Tennis 4 3,2, 1 : Squash 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant WARREN FRANK BOWLAND Hesperia, California A — 4 Warren is an Army Brat who now makes California his home. " The Old Man, " affection- ately known as " the Knee " is rather short on hair, but never lacking for a smile. His devotion to track is outdone only by his lo e for " Morgan " . Never having had trouble with academics, Warren was always ready to lend a helping hand and a cheerful atmosphere to any problem. In his four years here, Warren has adjusted well and gained the respect of all for the qualities and abilities which will serve him unfailingly throughout a long career. Corps Squad Track 4, 3, 2, I: Intramural Basketball 3; Intra- mural Lacrosse 3,2, I : Fine Arts Forum 3, 2; SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader MARTIN LUTHER BOWLING, JR Lake City, Florida B— 3 It Is Indeed incredible what Marty has done with his " mistake " for he has tackled all the fields of endeavor in his life as a cadet with a pertinency that has won him the respect of all his classmates. He is the true academician for he always has had, and will have, an insatiable quest for knowledge. Yet this passion- ate determination to learn is but a corollary to what we will remember him as. He, as any Southern gentleman, has a compassionate desire to share his assets with the charm and the wit that has attributed to his popularity. And with this set of credentials who can doubt his success in the career he chooses. Bugle Notes Staff 2; SCUSA 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant fC STEVEN LEE BOWMAN Canton, Illinois D— 2 " Bo " came to us from Southern Illinois with the intent to show that a social science major could successfully handle West Point academics. In between hard fought battles with the sci- ences and 3 years of football, he found ample time to search the golf course woods, and test the strength of OPE skiis. One of the most likeable persons in the class. Steve ' s out- standing personality and sense of responsibility will assure him success in the future. Football 4, 3, 2; French Club 4, 3, 2, I; Skeet Club 4: Mili- tary Affairs Club 2: Ski Club 3, 2, I ; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club I. Class Rank- Officer -Company Executive XIV The individual careers of the Class of 1968 will coincide with the last third of the Twentieth Century. It will be a period in which the future of mankind will be deter- mined for generations to come. In the next thirty-three years, in a hundred remote re- gions of this globe, those who have elected to work out their destinies as free and inde- pendent states will be confronted by the aggressive ambitions of empire-builders, great and small. In many cases this country will be asked to stand with those who share our beliefs - and it will be you who have to carry the flag. It is the current generation of West Point graduates who will have to convince the adversaries of freedom that our courage, stamina, vision and the will to prevail are superior to their own. Richard M. Nixon MICHAEL ALEXANDER BRESSLER New York, New York F — 3 Born at West Point, Mike has a uniquely close attachnnent to the Acadenny. His opti- mistic outlook and contagious enthusiasnn helped hinn brighten nnany a trying situation for others. Always a fighter, whether against a nnan in the ring, or against the Academic Departments, Mike will slip easily Into the green uniform. The Army Is fortunate to be gaining a man who can be relied on to take the lead in Inspiring others during hard times. Soccer 4; Astronomy Club 4, 3,2, I ; German Language Club 3; Pointer 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer . , XV ROBERT ADRIAN BRACE, II Atlanta, Georgia G— 4 " BambI " . or, as he Is fondly called by his friends, Brace, v as a charter mernber of the mrdniaht excursion club. Bob. blessed with a tremendous organizational ability, was always full of enthusiasm and ready with a smile — except at reveille when nothing in the world could male him appear human. Actually, all of us will agree — Brace is a good head. Soccer 4, 3; Pointer Staff 2. 1: Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Executive Officer " s MICHAEL JOSEPH BRENNAN Randolph, Massachusetts C — I The littlest Leprechaun brought us a mixture of the Boston " AAA " and an Irish brogue that defied our southern complement. With his soapboy under one arm and his brown- boy under the other, he proved a listening board to our problems, a shield against the S.S. Dept., a friend to the after hours boodle seekers, and a coffeehouse operator of the first degree. The Army is gaining a true West Pointer and a fine officer even if he can ' t always keep his scotch down. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I ; Hock- ey 4, 3, 2, I: SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant CHARLES ROBERT BRODERICK, JR. Allentov n, Pennsylvania E — 2 Rob, who is also known by a variety of other names Including Charley, Chuck, " The Brods, " " Puffy Eyes. " and Broderick, C.R. to the tactic al department, has been a fortunate person indeed. There was a time during his yearling year when the English department al- most got him. Then there was the time when he flagged down the O.C. ' s car mistaking it for the Pizza truck. If he has failed to learn anything else during his four-year existence at West Point, at least he has learned how not to sweat the " system " and to appreciate the " little " things in life. With this appreciation Rob is assured success. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer X N RICHARD ALBERT BROOKE Bronx, New York E— 4 Whether in the ring or in the classroom Rich always ends up fighting against seemingly in- surmountable odds and usually winds up as a winner. The only battle he ever lost without a fight was to a certain Bronx girl who will in. sure that he graduates from this institution into a more permanent one. When Rich departs from these hallowed halls leaving behind his small savings of " tenths for a rainy day " the Army will be getting a true leader. Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3, X Class Rank — Activities Sergeant V BRUCE SAMUEL BROOKS Key West, Florida D— 3 On I July 1964, the Academy received, one of her better graduates. Sam has added a new dimension to humor that will long be remembered and surely applauded in years to come. This humor has carried the man and his friends through trials as varied as addressing our white hatted counterparts from the South, to laughing at a stranded pair in Omaha. Understood by few, by his own choice, but admired by many, Sam will have little trouble accomplishing whatever he undertakes. 4. 3, 2. I: Fine Arts SCUSA Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander CHARLES ROBERT BROOKS Griffin, Georgia H — 2 Although appearing to be quiet and in- nocent at times. Chuck demonstrated anything but this during his four years at the academy. Academics being no problem, ttie concentra- tion of most ' of his energies was on extra- curricular activities, paramount among these being the glee club. Always ready to listen and give a word of encouragement, when he wasn ' t on a trip, Chuck will be considered a good and lasting friend by many. Because of his ability to get along with practically any- one. Including the opposite sex. Chuck will be an attribute to any branch of the Army he chooses. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I: Scout- master ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3. 2, I; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2. I; Cadet Band 4, 3: Order of The Arrow 4, 3, 2. I. Class Rank- Sergeant -Brigade Color .yy XVI BRUCE HENRY BROWN Danville, California D— 2 Brown Boy is one of those rare individuals who can see what is wrong and then have the courage to do sonnething about it, as anyone who spent an hour in Juice with him can testify. His restless drive and energy were sonnething that set him apart from the average. His friendship and his strong loyalty are ones that we will hold for years. For him it is written his way is straight, his path level, he cannot fail. Christian Science Organization 4, 3, 2, I, Treasurer 2: German Club 3, 2, I; Triathlon Club 2, I: Dialectic Society 2; Public Relations Council 2. 1; Kara Club 4. Class Rank — Sergeant TIMOTHY WAYNE BROWN King George, Virginia H— 3 Tim came to us from a farm In Virginia, but he was not a typical farm boy. He brought with him a form of humor that stumped the upperclassmen and still occasionally baffles his classmates. Never letting academics trouble him, he was able to stay on the Dean ' s list while keeping his Brown Boy happy. One of the biggest decisions Tim made while here was exchanging 20 pictures of his horse for I of his girl. It was a hard fight, but Jane Cardinal Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Water Polo Club 4, 3, 2; German Club 3, 2, I: Rifle Team 4; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant TED KEITH BROYHILL Carmichael, California ll|ll llll{[ E— 3 From the land of surf and sun. he brought his long hair, his love of " the good life, " and his bad knee. During CQ he could usually be found wrestling with his roommate or anyone else crazy enough to take him on. Finding his way into that elite organization, " the cripples, " and liking it so much, he spent most of his 4 years on the AA list. If you ever needed him you could find him in Grant Hall talking to the girls. Always in love, always in debt, but never too busy to help out a friend, he brought his own sunshine to all who knew him. C-Squad Lacrosse 2; Scuba Club 2: Dialectic Society 2. Class Rank — 3rd Regimental Sergeant Major XVII ROBERT MARTIN BROWN, II Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii G — I Bob forsook his island paradise of Hawaii for the Military Academy but still managed to maintain his own special identity. To the strains of the Hawaiian National Anthem or the Red Army Chorus, Bob could always be found at his desk working diligently on the company newspaper, assigned study problems or a letter to someone special strangely addressed Annap- olis. The Army lost a good man but Bob will be a success wherever he goes even if It is the Air Force. The Blue uniform with wings upon it is a lifetime dream fulfilled. Company Car Representative 2, I: BSU 4, 3, 2. I: Egregius Weekly Editor 2. I. Class Rank — Company First Sergeant WILLIAM MICHAEL BROWN Salt Lake City, Utah D— I From the " Heart of the Intermountain West " came banjo strummin ' , guitar pickin ' Billy Brown. A ski bug. Bill felt at home on the slopes, but couldn ' t quite get used to the New York weather with its snow as late as April. Scoring big against the Academic De- partment, he ■ managed to help others to get their grades back In the black. Not many of us will forget the man from the " Heart of the Intermountain West, " with the heart of a mountain. Bill Brown. Ski Team 4; Ski Club 4. I; Scuba Club 3, 2: Pointer Rep- resentative 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ll|[ll llll|[ MICHAEL EDWARD BRUCE Crescent, Oklahoma C— I Mike is an Army brat who calls Oklahoma his home, but has lived all over the Western Hemisphere. He came to West Point with a determination and drive that escaped most of us, his classmates, and can best be described by one word — Cadet. He was admired for his concept of duty and endeavor to become one of the best officers in the Army— and I have no doubt that he will be just that. Public Relations Council 2. I; Howitzer 2. I . Class Rank — Company Executive Officer JERRY LEE BUCKLEY Crooksville, Ohio F— I Jerry came to West Point with a football in one hand and a slide rule in the other, and he used them both — he always, as a rule, had a ball! We will all remember Jer as the guy who would never let things get him down, for he was always coming out on top. His Four years were all a success, Nora being proof thereof, and the years to follow will surely be the same. Football 4, 3, 2; Baptist Sty- dent Union 3, 2, I; Behavioral Science Club 2,. I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader JOHN AUGUSTINE BUCKLEY, South Portland, Maine G— 2 John spent four diversified years here con- tributing his talents to almost every area of cadet life. Never one to be worried over academics, he was able to maintain a long weekend average with little or no trouble. He displayed considerable skill on the athletic field, especially In football, and was a valuable asset on many company teams. Buck will be remembered for his own personal brand of humor, and for his ability to do well in any- thing he tried. Catholic Choir 4; KDET 3, 2; German Club 3, 2. Class Rank— Battalion Supply Officer, 2nd Battalion DANNY RAY BUNNELL Montezuma, lov a F— I Buns came to us from Iowa, bearing with him the memory of good times In Sigma PI at the State University. He soon became known as a master of the spoken word while represent- ing West Point In debate. Buns ' laugh Is his trademark, though there are some among us whose toes curl at his particular frequency. Dan is a real politician and we ' ll look for him at the top. See you In Des Moines, Buns. Debate Council Forum 4. 3, 2, I; Riding Club I: SCUSA I; Culture Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer XVIIi FREDERICK EDWARD BURDETTE , II Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania D — 2 There are always one. or two guys who decide that college life just isn ' t that nnuch fun, that the challenge of the military must be met, and that C — 2 sounds lile a better frater- nity than Pi Kappa Alpha. After a year at the U. of Pitt. Fred packed up his chemistry book and bag of practical jokes and invaded USMA. At first glance he looked like sort of a quiet fel- low, but when you headed to reveille with shaving cream in your shoes, you realized there was more to hi m than that. Soft, pleasant, yuk. Where there ' s a light heart, a warm smile, and a helping hand — there ' s Fred. Handball Club 2, I; Scout- master ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; De- bate Council Forum 2; Span- ish Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant THOMAS NELSON BURNETTE, JR. Fairfax, Virginia H — 3 A Georgia mule driver by birth, Tom adopted himself well to the cosmopolitan world of West Point. He distinguished himself and amazed his peers by adopting the old " early to bed " motto, while at the same time master- ing the academic departments and the system in general. He was lauded by all for his ef- ficiency and wit, along with a unique ability to come through with more than his share of wild weekends. This propensity, if nothing else, will insure that he have a long, successful ca- reer regardless of what profession he may choose. Fine Arts Forum 2, I; CIC Academy Exchange Program 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Operations Officer . CLARENCE AUSTIN BURRELL, II Tulsa, Oklahoma G — 4 " Choo-Choo " came to us from Oklahoma and brought along a flair for the good life and a knack for tossing bodies around like bean bags. Not one to lay up his talents. Bud continued to improve his prowess in the Gentle Art and somehow or other managed to be conspicious by his absence most weekends. He met and mastered the challenges of the Tactical and Academic Departments and never failed to amaze us as he danced through the semi- annual OPE steeplechase. Bud is certain to enioy continued success, and potential enemy soldiers are hereby warned not to venture too Rocket Society 4, 3. 2, I; Howitzer 2, I: Judo Club 4, 3, 2, I, Custodian 3, 2, Pres- ident I; Slum Gravy 4, 3; Sky Diving 3; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2: French Club 4, 3, 2; Cross Country 4. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant XIX ROBERT ANDREW BURNS Panama City, Florida C— 2 Andy came to West Point with a built-in love for the Air Force and a marked propensity to " slip and slide " . After a rude awakening In Beast Barracks and a thorough four year in- doctrination to the contrary, Andy left West Point with a built-in love for the Air Force and a marked propensity to " slip and slide " . Andy ' s dismissal of adversity with " no problem here " , will surely always be more accurate than not. Pointer 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2; Hop Committee 2, I; Slum Gravy 4; Automobile Commit- tee I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer DENNIS MAX BURRELL Farming+on, New Mexico G— 4 " Mole " came to West Point in July 1964 out of high school, dressed In his western duds (levls and hat) he will be leaving on his pony (Mustang ' 67) in June ' 68. Not even Woo Poo could change him and his style. Let ' s hope he can continue in his unmolested way. But If you ask him personally he will admit that West Point has changed him in some ways. The word ahead is Army and on to become an Old Ranger. Culture Club; 150-lb Football: Slum Gravy 3, I; Rugby 3, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant A STANLEY ALDEN BURWELL Randolph, Massachusetts F— 2 This Irishman from Randolph, Mass. brought to West Point his sense of humor and an adventuresome spirit. Stan will always be re- membered as a man who would never turn his back on a " dare. " He has had three great interests while at the Academy, the first one was named Donna and the last two were science fiction and " Juice. " This interest in " Juice " will take Stan into the Signal Corps. He had little trouble with the Academic Department and in his spare time managed to read every science fiction book in the USMA Library. Stan ' s ability to make friends easily, his boundless energy, and his beaming Irish per- sonality, will carry him far in life. There is no doubt that he will be a success as an Army Officer. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Judo Club 3,2, I : Behavorial Sci- ence Club 2, I: Grenade 3; Mortar 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant JOHN JOSEPH BUSSA Ladd, Illinois H— 3 Jack came to West Point straight from high school and it wasn ' t long before he wanted to go straight back. After careful research, he chose the Debate Team as the way to get on the most trips, and excused from the most parades. And he was probably the first man in ' 68 to have his television installed. Here at West Point, his main interests were his brown boy in the winter and golf in summer. In fact he impressed us all as a remarkable " putter. " Jack has been a success in all his endeavors here and will surely do well in his chosen field in the future. Debate 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4, 3. Class Rank— 3rd Regimental -y Supply Sergeant « JOHN ANTHONY CALABRO, JR. New York, New York D— I After breaking away from the good life with Guinevere at Fordham. John found a new home at West Point. In between the many trip sections that always seemed to terminate at 101-14, he was most successful in wielding the " weapon of the weak " — the Corps and the Pointer censors will long remember his many cartoons. Buzz, with his many talents, the friend- ship of his classmates, and his ambition, will grace the ranks of the Artillery, despite the efforts of the A— 1 Infantry files. Pointer 4, 3, 2, Editor-in-Chief I: Sailing Club 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4; Slum Gravy 4, 3, Grenade Staff 3, Mortar Staff 3. Class Rank — Company Commander fC XX STEVEN JOHN CALDWELL Loves Park, Illinois D— 3 Steve stormed into West Point after spend- ing one year in college. After showing his prowess as a leader fr om the beginning, he then showed the Acadennic Board the ad- vantage of that one year. He spent nnuch time in athletics and sleeping, and on many weekends solved the Glee Club ' s problem of where to get a good baritone. Busy so much of the time with these activities, he had little time to study. A person with few social prob- lems because of stewardesses and nurses, Steve can easily set them aside when duty calls, and does his utmost for those who " follow him. " Cross Country 4; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I, Regiment Head; French Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I; Public Information Officer 2, I. Class Ranlc — Battalion Commander WILLIAM NELSON CAMPBELL Little Rock, Arkansas F — 2 Billy came from the Southwest to the land of the grey interior and exterior. His sole purpose was to get through and graduate while staying away as much as possible from school, academics, and tacs. He succeeded in accomplishing all of this and at the same time was one of the best tennis players on the Army team. Bill was also the cornerstone of the Cadet Glee Club. Bill ' s ability to male friends and his eagerness to work hard will make him a fine officer. Tennis 4, 3, 2, I; Squash 4, 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I; A-Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant DAVID LEE CARL Romney, West Virginia C— 2 Some people work their way through college. Dave worked his way out by Joining all the clubs with lots of trips. When here, though, Dave worked hard, especially on Juice, which, unfortunately, was all " Greek " to him. Dave ' s easy-going manner and friendly personality won him many friends, but only his best friend called him by his Romney High name, " Ace " . The June 1968 trip section ' s gain will be West Point ' s loss. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Plebe Glee Club 4; Glee Club 3, 2, I; Volleyball Club 4, 3, 2, I; Baseball 4, 3. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant k XXI GREGORY CLARK CAMP McLean, Virginia B— 2 Well known as an outstanding competitor on the cross country and track teams, Greg Is also well known for the amount of sleep he is able to get. In spite of the fact that his study hours are not as long as some, he has been a Dean ' s List man almost every time. His great determination to do his best in what- ever he does, his cheerful, easy-going person- ality, and his dedication to his Christian ideals will carry him far in his career as an officer. Cross Country 4, 3,2, I : Track 4, 3, 2, Captain I : Sunday School Teacher 4, 3,2, I : Prot- estant Discussion Group 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant CHARLES JOSEPH CANELLA, JR. Paris, Texas D — I This well traveled Gulliver, disguised as a mild mannered cadet, brought to West Point a host of talents. Sharp of wit, he always seemed to have a good word for a classmate in a predicament. Always a fierce competitor in athletics Chuck was a great asset to the company as he helped to lead C — I to championships in boxing and football. Chuck was equally capable in scholastic endeavors, possessing a vast re- serve of untapped academic resources. His unselfishness during his cadet career marked him in the memory of all his associates. A dedicated individual, a promising and reward- ing career awaits him as an officer in the United States Army. Pointer Staff 4, 3, 2, I. J I 5 ' Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ARDENNE STOTT CARLETON Troy, Nev York C — 3 Yes, " we " were wonderful. " We " set a new record in the two-mile at Albany Academy and kept right on setting records all through West Point. From the most wonderful weekends to the most beautiful girls in the world, Stott had it all. From being Ail-American Prizbee quarterback to captain of the " Goodguys " minia- ture basketball team, Stott showed us a great personality coupled with leadership. With some skiis on his shoulder, a girl named Bobbie by his side, and a dog named " Chris " to tag along, " Stottro " could cross anything that went wrong. His concern for others and love of the good life will be remembered by all and AVSISVAD. Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I: Sailing Club 4, 3, 2, I; Hockey 4, 3; Ski Team I; Soccer Class Rank — Company Commander RICHARD GEORGE CARLSON Brooklyn, New York A — 4 Rich deserted his native riot-torn Brooklyn for the soothing pastures of West Point. Except for an occasional visit to the Goat sections, he had little trouble with the Academic conspiracy. In spite of the Tactical Department ' s best ef- forts. Rich was able to maintain his happy-go- lucky sense of humor. Always smiling, and usually In love, Rich will carry fond memories and a multitude of friends with him wherever he goes. Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 2, I; Astron- omy Club 2, I ; Slum Gravy 2, I; Howitzer 2, I; Rocket So- ciety I; Public Information De- tail I. ' Iiss Rank — Platoon Sergeant JAMES WILLIAM CARMAN York, Pennsylvania H- From the Keystone State, Jim Carman en- tered West Point with prior training at Valley Forge Military Academy and a sojourn at Drexel Institute of Technology. Jim worked hard through the academic years and the endless summer programs, but blended enough time to smile and laugh to keep the rest of us going. In the years to come, his devotion to the service will stand him in good stead with his fellow officers who will find him more than capable to meet their demands and a ready friend to all. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I, Man- ager; Cadet Military Affairs Club 3,2, I ; Spanish Language Club 2, 1; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant TIMOTHY LEE CARPENTER Anderson, Indiana C— 4 As in most areas, Tim never was pressured much by academics here at the Rock. A hive in reality, a goat at heart, if not in the pad he could be found at the gym. Where did every intramural coach go when he needed a star — to Tim, the nerve center of the company ' s efforts. Tim ' s aspirations will take him far while resources of unlimited talent and a naturally pleasant nature will insure him success. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant XXII DAVID WARREN CARRAWAY Upper Darby, Pennsylvania B — I Dave came to the Academy with prior service and a wealth of military knowledge behind him, but he didn ' t keep them dormant long. Using them and his many other qualities he con- tinuously strove to perform at his best. He is meticulous In everything he does and ap- proaches all his tasks with the Idea that any- thing worth doing Is worth doing well. As a result of his continuous effort, he has earned the confidence and friendship of his class — so much so that he was voted class historian. You can be sure that Dave will make the Class of ' 68 well known. Pistol Team 4, 3, Manager 2 Sport Parachute Team 3, 2, I Pointer Art Staff 4, 3, 2, I Slum Gravy Art Staff 4, 3 Howitzer Photography Staff I Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I Class Historian; Ring and Crest Committee Company Represen- tative. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer congratulate the 1968 Class of the Unit- ed States Corps of Cadets, and wish them success in the years to come. Yours is a difficult role in the outside world — trained in the ways of war but com- mitted to the American ideal of peace with the people of all nations. In the troubled world into which this Class graduates, it may be difficult for you, throughout your lives, at all times to carefully draw a line be- tween the two. But I have confidence in the young people of America and particularly the Cadets in our Military Academy, and I know they will carry on the tradition of the United States in using warfare only as a means of defense while working for its total elimination in order that the people throughout the world may be able to live at peace with honor. WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS Justice of the Supreme Court XXIII DANIEL FRANCIS CARROLL Sauquoit, New York F— 3 Dan has had the distinction of starting every semester at West Point deficient in at least one subject. However, In the ending battles with the Academic Department he al- ways emerged victorious. While not pursuing the books, Dan, by showing indefatigable de- sire and spirit, sparked intramural track, cross country and soccer teams to victory. Dan ' s four year race was flowered by his friendliness and desire to do his best. Perhaps, with Dan there, the Artillery may produce a general officer after all. Sky Diving Club 4; Catholic Chapel Choir 4. 3; Glee Club Class Rank — Company Training Officer ALAN DEAN CATRON Buffalo, Missouri E— 3 Al came to the sunny hills of the Hudson from the hills of the Ozarks. But neither his hillbilly ancestry nor the " grey walls " kept him from enjoying his cadet life either with his OAO, the mountains, or his brown boy. Al ' s soft spoken talents and varied Interests will carry him far in his career. Triathlon Club 4, 3, Custod- ian; Amateur Radio Club 3; Mountaineering Club 4, 3, 2, I, Supply Officer 4, 3, 2, President I ; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant .y CRAIG SCOTT CARSON Aurora, Illinois A— I CS, an Illinois farm boy from the city, came in an idealist. The " Tiger " of Plebe Year, he played the harmonica while calling minutes and ran the company hamster farm on the side. As a Yearling, he was bent on " under- mining authority, " and expressed it by making more concealed cabinets and shelves than there were Items to hide. This tendency carried over Into Cow year, when he branched Into the Pharmacy business. As far as his character goes. Jack London says It best: The proper function of man Is to live — not to exist. I would rather be ashes than dust. He ' ll do OK. Fate is character. Sky Diving Club 4; Mountain- eering Club 3, 2, I, Public In- formation Officer 2, Custodian I. Mountain Rescue Team 2, 1; Fencing Club 4; Lacrosse Man- ager 4; German Club 3, 2, I: Rabble Rouser 2, I, Public In- formation Officer 2; German Exchange Trip 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ROBERT FRANCIS CASEY Lynn, Massachusetts G — 3 Like the puck from a slap shot came " The Case " to the academy to reach its highest goals. Both in the classroom and on the ice rinks of friendly strife his name will always linger. With moral courage unequaled, a heart quick to forgive and a helping hand for all, Bob came, dwelt, then departed down life ' s pathway leaving the footprints of a mighty American. Hockey 4, 3, 2, I ; Lacrosse " B " 3, 2. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant ANTONE CHARLES CERNE Lorain, Ohio G— 3 Stoney ' s adoration of Julie Andrews was surpassed only by his love for academics. By carefully refraining from burning STM ' s at Navy Rallies he has been able to keep every book he was ever Issued. Always in the best physical condition he showed us all that one can excel both In the classroom and on the athletic fields. A truly great guy, the engineers should wel- come him with open slide rules. Tony always found time to help us when we needed it and It will be a comfort to know that In the future, when we may really need help, Tony will be among us. Math Forum 3, 2, I: Rugby Club 4; Howitzer Staff 3; Pointer Staff 3, 2; Goat-Engineer Football 2; Football Manager 2, I. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Adjutant ll|[lia{llllH MICHAEL JOSEPH CERRONE, III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A — 4 Stony Cerrone Is the only guy In the class who can chase the pizza truck for five miles in the night, despite M.P. Barricades and O.C. ambusher, and devour a whole pizza before the driver can make change. We understand Tony ' s Pizzeria is moving to Mike ' s first duty station. He has made quite an Impressive academic record of four years on the Dean ' s List. We are all sure thst he will continue to do as well In the Army as he has done here. Intramurals 4, 3, 2, I; Newman Forum 4, 3,2, I ; Acolyte 3. 2, I; Russian Club 3, 2, I; French Club 2, 1; Chess Club 3, 2. I; Astronomy Club 2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 3,2, I . Class Rank — Academic Sergeant XXIV FRANK JOSEPH CHAPURAN, JR. Omaha, Nebraska D — 2 Frank hails from the state of Nebraska, where he left a part of his heart four years ago to become a cadet. He wasted little time in distinguishing himself in academics and in other extra-curricular activities. We will not forget his quiet manner, his loyal friendship, and his steadfast devotion to duty. Somehow West Point, and all of us in Company B— 2, will be a little bit better for having known Frank Chapuran. Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I, President I: Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I, Manager: Pointer 4, 3, 2, I, Circulation Manager I ; Math Forum 2, I ; Rocket Society 2, I . Class Rank- Officer -Company Training m riff nautili 11 GEORGE LOUIS CHRISTENSEN Racine, Wisconsin A- -2 George came to us with great enthusiasm from the Dairy land. He started out Plebe year by breaking his leg In BOXING. George can do anything. One thing he is really good at is finding girls to drag. His are always pro. George is also an avid fisherman and outdoor sportsman. He was selected a member of the " group " in A — 2. George should go on to do great things for Armor — if he can fit in the tank. Glee Club 4; B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Rugby Club 3; Out- doorsman ' s Club 2, I; Por- tuguese Club 3. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant JOSEPH MICHAEL CINQUINO, III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania E — 2 Anyone who met Joe quickly realized that he was the kind of guy they wanted as a friend. His saying, " One leg is better than none, " typified an ever-present smile and lighthearted- ness which even Intramural football and the TD could not destroy. " Ronzonl ' s " attitude was only equaled by his academic prowess which gained him great acclaim in the English Department and a lasting place in the hearts of the goats. It was often wondered how the " City of Brotherly Love " could raise a jungle fighter, but many a Panamanian black palm now bears the mark of " Cinquino " . E — 2 will lose a good friend and the Infantry will gain a fine officer. Lacrosse Manager 4. 3, 2, I ; Catholic Chapel Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant XXV J STEPHEN DOUGLAS CHILDERS Long Beach, California G — 3 Steve can best be described as a comfortable composite. Wowing the ski slopes, threatening airlanes as a private plane {ockey, attending 1800 hrs. reveille, snatching innocent unaware stewardesses, littering new South Area with aero-pertect balsa aircraft, erasing competition in his flashy 4 0, and bouncing off walls, were all numbered among the innumerable, well- executed activities of one of the Golden State ' s finest versions of the nice, quiet good guy. As a good student-athlete, " Ping " holds his greatest promise in his ability to be a friend. Plebe Cross Country 4; German Club 4, 3, 2, I; Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2; Military Affairs Club 3; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader JAMES PAUL CIMA Jeannette, Pennsylvania -3 Jim came out of Jeannette to bring a bit of Italy to our rockbound Highland home. Things haven ' t been the same since. Pizzas for breakfast was one thing the rest of us couldn ' t get used to. Not one you could call even tempered, he never lost an argument in four years. If worse came to worse he could always state his case and go to sleep, knowing full well that his opposition would exhaust them- selves trying to awaken him. But fireball Jim was a friend to everyone and an inspiration to all. The future is his and " after 30 " all his classmates will be proud to say that they went to school with General Jim. Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I: French Club 4, 3; Sky Diving Club 4, 3: 150-lb Football 4; Bugle Notes Business Manager 2, I; Football Manager 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3,2, I . Class Rank — Company Executive Officer DAVID JAMES CLAPPIER South El Monte, California C— 4 Dave Clappier (the Frenchman) came to us from Brown Military Academy. During his con- stant struggle with the academic department, Dave became friends with all those who normal- ly occupied the lower sections. Interested in military affairs, yet easy-going by nature, Dave gained the respect and friendship of all with whom he came in contact. After four years of constant struggle to graduate, Dave will enter the U. S. Army, and army which will find itself richer by a second lieutenant dedi- cated to the service of his country. Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I: Military Affairs Club 3, I; German Club 4; Cadet Band 4; Rifle Team 4, 3; Rifle Club Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant JOHN JOSEPH CLARK Columbus, Ohio H— I plebe What is a man?— a friend? Re ' s with a funny looking hair style who like the wind — a yearling with shined shoes and a grappler ' s heart — a cow with the academy and pool record for junior flicks — a firstie with stars in his eyes. He ' s a wild yarn at that midnight get together, a helping hand with that moment of inertia; a conscientious objector when it comes to the slide rule but a man to have on your side when there ' s a job to be done. He ' s all this and more — but simply he ' s JJ, for now and evermore. SCUSA 4: Riding Club 2; Sky Diving Club 4. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant WILLIAM ROWE CLARK, JR. Seaford, Delaware B Coming with aspirations of football stardom. Bill has excelled in every place of cadet life since leaving Seaford. Physically too small for varsity play, he has led the ISO ' s for three seasons. Classmates will long appreciate the time he spent explaining " nuc " problems or helping on group projects. Bill never hesitated to lend a helping hand around the company, but still had time for his share of horseplay. When seemingly caught off-guard he could always recover with just the right amount of " bull. " The " outside " had better be prepared for this young man because he is certain to sound his entry loud and clear. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I; Base- (VV ball 4, 3 p Class Rank — Company ( Jn Administrative Officer ROBERT BRYSON CLARKE Overland Park, Kansas C— 2 Bob always fitted well into any group al- though he seemed to be shorter than anyone else. Earning early fame as a new cadet, he asked the " King of Beasts " to run a personal errand for him. R.B. periodically camouflaged himself by appearing In RMC, Middy, and Zoomie uniforms as well as dress grey. He ex- celled at such diversified activities as broad jumping, working diffie-Q problems (?), and playing the drums for the " Well-Respected Men. " His fine sense of humor and genuine sincerity will certainly make him a credit to the Army. Indoor Track 4, 3: Outdoor Track 4, 3: Drums For The " Well Respected Men " 4, 3; Riding Club 2: Fine Arts Forum 3, 2; SCUSA 2; French Club I: Astronomy Club I; Ski Instruc- tors 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant XXVi DAVID HARRISON CLEMM Shreveport, Louisiana F— 2 Straight from the Louisiana bayous comes Dave Clemm to add a new twist to Cadet life. Being a conscientious person he takes ad- vantage of all situations, especially leaving West Point. This is evident from his perpetual- ly being on a new trip section. In spite of these peculiar attributes, Dave still manages to main- tain a high academic prowess. Dave will al- ways be remembered as a Rabble Rouser who tried to keep a completely fair football game by shooting all Inept referees with the can- non. After the military training acquired at West Point, Dave feels he can capably lead some of the better military retreats. Rabble Rousers 3, 2, I; Scout- master ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; Slum Gravy 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 2, 1; Scuba Club 3. 2, 1; Order of The Arrow 4, 3, 2, 1. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JERALD MELVIN COBB Portsmouth, New Hampshire G— 3 Jerry will always be remembered as one of the friendliest and most congenial men to hit West Point. A true sports lover, " Corn " was always there when the Army teams were play- ing. Never one to let academics drain his brain, he always found time to drag and still teep up his studies for those critical long weekends. His diligent work here will surely carry through his military career. Track 4; Lacrosse Manager 3, 2, I : Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3. 2, I; Math Forum 3, 2, I; Spanish Language Club 3; First Captain ' s Forum 2: Goat Foot- ball 2. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant JOHN HOWARD COCHRAN. JR. White Plains, New York D— I A year at Northwestern proved that " Go West, Young Man, Go West. " doesn ' t apply to everyone, so Jack returned to a small trade school close to home. His second freshman year was as easy as the first, if not quite as pleasant. He always lends a helping hand or a good-natured kick to less scholarly class- mates, but always manages to pick up those Dean ' s List Long Weekends. Slightly limited by his size on the social scene — hlow many girls are 5 fr;et or less? — Jack played his infinitesi- mal wind resistance to advantage and con- tributed greatly to Army track success. Howitzer 4, 3, 2, Managing Editor I; Track 4, Varsity 3, 2, I ; Cross Country 4, Varsity 2, I ; Fourth Class Systems Commit- tee 2; Math Forum 2, I; Catho- lic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Chapel Representative 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer j|ii|l|mij[ XXVII RICHARD GORDON CLIFF Thomaston, Georgia D— 3 Rich, better known to his company-mates as " Honest Dlclc, " was sent to us from his Robert E. Lee High School ROTC company to straighten out Beast Barracks. He was so impressed he decided to stay for four years. With no problem in academics and never an hour on the area, he had plenty of time for his favorite pastime of golf. A true southern gentleman, he never refused to date any girl. Being a fierce competitor in every sport, he was elected to the Duffers Club in 1967. His winning personality and flexibility will ensure positive success in his Army career. Golf 4; German Club 3, 2; Honor Committee 2, I ; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 2, 1 ; Bowling Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant K ELWOOD ALEXANDER COBEY Hyattsville, Maryland C — 4 Elwood ' s success In football was mainly due to his inactivity in other fields. An early to bed and early to rise guy have made him a healthy, wealthy and wise guy. A bold proponent of the marginal effort theory, Elwood has demon- strated his ability to succeed without over exertion and has become recognized as an authority in this field. May the passing of time not invert his broad mind and narrow waist and allow him to retain some treasured morsel of his thinning tuff. Protestant Choir 4, 3; Rocket Club 2, I ; Protestant Discussion Group 2, I : Honor Committee 2, I; 150-lb Football, Numerals 4; B-Squad Football, Monogram 3; A-Squad Football, Letter 2. I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant DOUGLAS (SANDY) ALAN COHN Portland, Oregon F — 4 Coming to West Point from this country ' s great Northwest, Sandy has proven himself to be capable In all fields of endeavor, thus not only does he have a watchful eye for a pretty girl, but he Is also able to assume the responsible role when It Is needed. This mighty mite of F — 4 will never let his small stature interfere with anything he undertakes, and this In itself will Insure that his career as an officer Is successful. For proof of this, just ask any of his numerous girl friends. Ski Team 4, 3, 2; Sailing Team 4. 3; Sky Diving 3, I; Military Affairs Club 4, 3, 2. I, Vice President (History); Culture Club. Class Rank — First Sergeant DONALD ROBERT COLGLAZIER Havelock, North Carolina A- Don has brought with him from his Marine back-ground a determination which has set his goals high. Success has not eluded " The Bird " as can be attested by a couple of gold stars on his collar. Although always striving, Don never overlooks opportunities to help his classmates who are fighting the battle. While books are his speciality, he still remains first section In wine, women, and the Rack. West Point will miss his cry of " Hey Ranger! " Honor Committee 3, 2, I; Portuguese Club 3, 2, I; Math Forum 2, I; Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer PETER MICHAEL CONNOR Cincinnati, Ohio A— 2 " The Condor " will not soon be forgotten by those who have known him. His prominent profile and eloquent speech made him an Integral part of the A — 2 infra-structure and without him things would have been quite dull (though probably quieter). He was the master of the pun, champion of the oppressor, and leader of secret societies. He was loved, hated, respected, despised, lauded, down- graded. He was a handball fiend: a scuba flunkee; a scholar; a goat. He was all these things but he was most of all a cherished friend. Debate Team 4, 3; Model UN Forum 3, 2, I; Handball Club 3, 2, 1; Track Indoor and Out- door 2; SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader BARRY THOMAS CONWAY Menasha, Wisconsin D— 2 " The Bar " was one of those disgusting guys who was good at most anything he tried. He even got good grades when he tried studying one semester. What he ' ll be most remembered for Is his ability to handle a racquet, be it tennis or squash. What he ' ll be least remem- bered for is what he did at W.P. on weekends, because he always seemed to find some way to get off " campus " , even If he had to sneak on a trip section to Vassar. Barry ' s greatest talent was making friends. As the saying goes, thanks to his amiability and sense of humor. With a talent like that, how can he help but be successful. Varsity Tennis 3, 2, I; Varsity Squash 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant XXVII! FRANCIS ALLYN COOCH, IV Newark, Delaware A — 2 Frank came to this Institution after a pro- fitable year at the University of Delaware, where he decided that the civilian life was not for him. He sailed through four years of academics plus a few fun weekends in New York. He Is loolclng forward to the airborne infantry to occupy his spare time when he graduates. Portuguese Club 4, 3,2, I ; Company Catholic Representa- tive 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander JOHN BRIAN COPLEY Bremerton, Washington E— I Coming to West Point from the far North- west, Brian was made to suffer from the cold, unyielding drive of cadet life. This, of course, did not last for long. Characterized by an indomitable spirit he soon shifted back into gear with a relentless search for knowledge, academic prowess and any and every girl. Possessed of a love of adventure, an undying patience and a tremendous enthusiasm for fu- ture conquest In all areas of endeavor, Brian can ' t fail to make a lasting Imprint on the social and military world as he has done here. C-Squad Wrestling 4: German Club 2; Astronomy Club 2; Rid- ing Club 2; Chess Club 2; Hon- or Representative 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Operators, 2nd Battalion NEIL FOSTER COWPERTHWAITE Houlton, Maine A — I A stranger to none, a friend to all — this was " Twitty. " Seldom In an Irritable mood, he was always ready with a cheerful smile and a willing hand when his classmates needed help. Though frustrated at times by the Academic Department, nothing was ever able to cloud that optimistic outlook of one of Maine ' s true sons. The fruit of true wisdom is to know that real life is In Love, Life, and Laughter, and this C.P. knew and practiced. To know him and be known by him has been an honor. Sunday School Teacher 2, I ; Astronomy Club 4; Pointer 4, 3, 2, I ; Grenade 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant XXIX ARTHUR CORNWELL COOGLER, JR. Greenville, South Carolina B — 4 Born and reared In the state of South Carolina, Art is a true southern gentlennan (with emphasis on the " southern " ). His slow drawl and outgoing personality have endeared him to numerous Yankee girls. That is why he spent very few dateless weekends as a cadet. Al- though Art has encountered numerous problems in his cadet life, he has solved these prob- lems quite satisfactorily with a ready laugh and a never-say-die attitude. Because of his per- severance and determination. Art will meet only ' uccess in his future years. B-Squad Choir 4, 3; Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Baptist Student Union 4; Karate Club 2, 1: Mandate Contributor 2; Culture Forum 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ANDREW WILLIAM CORCORAN Honolulu, Hawaii D — 4 This man from Hawaii will easily make his mark on life. His infamy started early here at West Point. He proceeded from the " Voice " during Plebe year to the hospital ' s number I patient. When he leaves West Point, the hos- pital has already agreed to hang a brass plaque on his bed. A " hive " from the beginning, you could always count on him for help, aca- demically or spiritually. His patience with dis- cipline is renowned, his future exploits will be more so. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer . JAMES DAVID CRAIG Independence, Missouri F— 4 Jim, quiet and unassuming, came to the Academy from the " show me " state and that he did on his twentieth birthday. An excellent and conscientious student, he, nevertheless, was always ready for a barracks fracas. His rabid love of tennis and squash was only over- shadowed by his love for his brown boy. An understanding and close friend, he always had a willing ear for his classmates. Originator of the all night Crazy Eights Club, the Wednesday night Pool Club, and the any night Flick and Tube Club, Jim will long be remembered. Spanish Club 4; Band 4, 3, 2, I " B " Choir 4: Fine Arts Forun Class Rank — Company Executive Officer MJ[iirt!iii|[ WILLIAM JOHN CRAVEN, JR. Bradford, Pennsylvania H— 3 An English major at Pitt, Crash devoted most of his time to French upon entering USMA, taking full advantage of the overloads offered during the summer. With an equal capacity for liquor. Bill slipped occasionally. With women ho was a smooth operator, all of them slipping out of his grasp. Finally find- ing success in sports. Bill put his early volleyball experience to good use, winning two Brigade patches. Always to be remembered as wishy- washy Bill. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Dialec- tic Society 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader GERALD EDE CRAWFORD Butte, Montana E— I A lover first and a soldier second Jerry came to us an Air Force brat from Montana. De- voting his time largely between the HAM shack, his friends and picking up a few spare tenths when they were needed, his spirit and enthusiasm has been an example for all. Ever dedicated to the precept that good friends make good leaders Jerry can be assured of continued success wherever he goes. Radio Club 4, 3, 2, I, President NJ Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant r ALLAN MAC CRECELIUS Crawfordsville, Indiana 3—3 Allan came to West Point as a typical Army brat. Although severely hampered by the troll down the hall, he managed to attain the rank of Cadet Colonel and Poet Laureate of the Lexington Hotel. With his care-factor and " Marginal Propensity to drag " always high, Allan viciously attacked academics and rose to the top seven-eighths of the class. His spirit and enthusiasm, whether in athletics, on the dance floor, or in the rack, were a pleasure to all. By keeping his sense of humor and his willingness to work, Al should do well in what- ever branch he chooses (or vice versa). KDET Radio 4, 3; Russian Club 3; Debate Council Forum 4, 2; Bugle Notes Staff 2, I; Cadet Public Relations Council 2r Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant • i 1 XXX Every class graduating from the United States Military Academy since the Academy was opened on July 4, 1802, has felt and been told, I am certain, that it faced great responsibilities and great opportunities. The history of our Nation has demonstrated beyond doubt the accuracy of such premo- nitions and the valor and constancy with which such predictions have been ma de part of America ' s heritage. In the full span of time past and time to come, the Members of the Class of 1968 need only be reminded to serve the Nation so as to emulate their predecessors and in- struct their successors. )ohn W. McCormack JOHN CARL CRENSHAW Los Angeles, California G— 3 Jay began his cadet life with a good tan from the Cahfornia sun and discovered that the sun shines at West Point also. Jay toolc to the wrestling nnats and soon proved that he was as fine a wrestler as he was a friend. Sports and girls numbered among his favorite pastimes, and academics filled in the bare spots. Those who have known Jay and those who will know him In the future number themselves among the lucky. His determination and drive will carry him to the very top of everything he undertakes, and his unselfish loyalty will leave its mark wherever he goes. Wrestling 4, 3; Portuguese Club 3, 2; Chess Club 2; Honor Com- mittee 2, I. S Class Rank — Platoon Leader -M XXXI JOSEPH VINCENT CREEDEN, JR. Stoughton, Massachusetts E — 3 Coming from just South of Boston, Joe was pretty used to those miserable West Point winters. In four years here, Joe didn ' t let many things bother him. Academics weren ' t much of a problem, and after plebe year. OPE didn ' t trouble him much either. Girls didn ' t interest him much until AOT cow year, when a sweet young Texas miss hooked him. Always willing to lend a hand, Joe should succeed in almost any job he is given In the future. Catholic Chapel Representative 2, I; Howitzer 2, I. Class Rank — Regimental Adjutant FRANCIS MILTON CREIGHTON, JR. Lewisburg, Tennessee F — 3 If " fast moving " with the female portion of the world ' s population were graded, we would have to give " F.M. " a 3.0. Author of the phrase " A girl a day Is the Crelghton way, " Milt is never at a loss for female companionship. His many successes with the Social Science Depart- ment become understandable after you ' ve had your first debate with him and end up defend- ing the side you originally opposed. Wherever Milt ' s fortune takes him after June 1968 his warm personality and variable Southern drawl are sure to be appreciated. Cadet Band 4, 3; Rocket Club 4, I; Riding Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant PAUL HOWARD CRIST Racine, Wisconsin D— I Paul entered our " rock-bound highland home " from the civilian environment of Racine, Wis- consin. A true athlete, he concentrated on corps squad football but found time during the off- season for Intermurder basketball. Paul ' s aca- demic guideline was " 2.2 and golden " , but ha always tried his best to apply a liberal arts mind to his engineering courses. Proud of not being a " hive " , Paul combines a willingness to learn and a cool temperament to provide the assur- ance of his success In the future. Football 4, 3, 2; Archery Club I : Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club i : Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I Class Rank — Academic Sergean t HUGO WILLIAM CROFT Fort Bragg, North Carolina H— 3 After a year at Worcester Tech. Hugo came to West Point to continue his education. All those who ever came Into contact with him will agree, you really can ' t say enough about him. Whether on a wrestling mat or behind a book, Hugo always excelled in everything he did. Never a harsh word or act, Hugo was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. A more versatile person Is hard to find. We expect the " Hugs " to go far. With his assortment of talents, how can he miss? Behavioral Science Club 2, I ; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Sergean Major ' 1 ' 1 1 1 11 111 MYLES JOSEPH CROWE St. Louis, Missouri D— 3 Coming from St. Louis, Myles entered West Point ready to excel in life. tHe found his sport in lacrosse during plebe year, until he met plebe wrestling from which he tool away an armful of memories. He will be known In his class for his feat of finishing with zero tenths in " juice. " This same Irish stubbornness was reflected In all areas of cadet life, and yet, Myles never allowed this same trai t to Interfere with having a good time. The future looks good for Myles. French Club 2, I; Catholic Choir 4, 3,2, I ; C-Squad Lacrosse 4: Culture Forum 2, I ; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant JOHN CHARLES CRUDEN Taylor, Michigan H— 3 John ' s excellent cadet career has proven that he has the ability everyone long realized he possessed. Not only has he excelled in academ- ics, as exemplified by his numerous appearances on the Dean ' s List, but he- Is one of the finest Intramural athletes in the company. Whether he was boxing, running, or having a good time John always pushed himself to the limit. His sincerity, friendliness, and humor will gain the respect of everyone he comes in contact with and he will always be remembered by the many friends he has made. Honor Committee 2, I; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; SCUSA Cadet Chairman 2, I; Russian Club 4, 3; Debate Coun- cil 4, 3; Fine Arts Forum 2, I; Model United Nations 2, I; Scuba I ; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer XXXII GORDON CRUPPER, JR. Hamilton, Monfana A— I In July of 1964, Gordy left behind the un- tamed spaces of Montana and the liberal atmosphere of Montana State College to come to West Point. This never cramped Gordy ' s tyle except when it came to his first love — skiing. He was Just never able to get enough of it. His reputation as a hard worker in both academics and intermurder was exceeded only by the admiration and respect which his class- mates had for him. A true friend who would always lend a helping hand, Gordy will surely excel in his future Army years. Ski Club 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4. 3. 2, I: B-Squad Choir 4, 3. 2, I: Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant DOUGLAS MAUPIN CUMMINGS Fayetteville, Arkansas H — 2 Doug came to West Point from a town known for its football team. Not to be outdone here, he has made a big name for himself, mostly with T.D. He seems to have some magic quality for which people respect and admire him, the willingness to speak out and disagree. We ' ll remember Doug, because he truly is a great guy. All of us wish him the best. Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I; Skeet Club 4, 3; Century Club 2, I: Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant DAVID FRANCIS CUNNINGHAM Cambridge, Massachusetts B — I Dave ca me from Boston full of the leisure of civilian life and quickly trimmed down into the cadet form. The academic department could never give Dave any problems with his seemingly natural ability as a student. His good nature and ready willingness to get in there and help, along with that mind of his own, will long be remembered and admired by those who knew him. Dave will be an asset to the Army and a success wherever life ' s road may lead him. Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3. ' - ..j+i-,-=» Class Rank — Finance Sergeant i ' XXXIII JOHN FRANCIS CULLEN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania C— 2 John, a product of the " Home of the Big Beat, never failed to let anybody know about it. He is fannous for his ability to transform thaf good Mess Hall food into an ever-increasing layer of " molten steel, " for his losing battles v ith both his rack and the O.P.E. over the leaning-rest position, and for a golden voice which resulted in a long succession of choir trips. Never one to sweat academics or to miss dating on a weekend, John ' s pleasant personal- ity and Irish humor will carry him far. Philly started him and the nation will chart him. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, lectlc Society 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer DI, KENNETH THADDEST CUMMINGS Queens, New York D — 4 The " Redhead " , with the big smile was definitely the organized man in our class. He was always ready to lend a helping hand with- out regard for personal gain or glory. Although he missed academic honors by a few, his character and ability to lead was demonstrated more adequately In his persevering and winning manner with which he captained the Swim Team. His loyalty, drive and friendliness will always be remembered by us. Swimming Team I, (Captain) 4, 3, 2; Water Polo Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Howitzer I, Class Rank — Sergeant WALTON WRIGHT CURL Littleton, Colorado D— 4 Walt is the original " Don ' t sweat the puny stuff " kid, and was one of the most easy-going guys in the Corps. As leader of the Slippery Seven, Walt Immortalized himself in white wash on Cullum Hall and almost lost us the Squatly Body In the process. We ' ll always remember his difficulties with PDA, confinements for breaking confinements, juice and sit-ups. No one could ever say a bad word against Walt, and we all wish him luck In becoming a doctor in the years ahead. Scuba Club 3, 2, I: Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I; Culture Club 3; Engineer Football Game 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader PATRICK MICHAEL CURRAN Santa Susana, California G— 2 When Pat was a plebe, he said he had two overriding interests at West Point. One was to learn SCUBA diving; the other was parachute jumping. Unfortunately, Pat was assigned to the rock squad in swimming class, with the re- sulting de-emphasis on SCUBA diving. However, his aptitude as a rock came into its own when he started falling out of airplanes. Pat has become one of the top skydivers In the Corps. His boundless enthusiasm should help him con- tinue to be an avid competitor and a fine representative for the Army in the sport of skydiving. Sport Parachute Club 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant WILLIAM MICHAEL CURRAN Tacoma, Washington F — 4 Studies during the week and a blonde on the weekend could keep one man busy. He was never one to be deterred by the system for he lived day to day within it. This Washltowian came to West Point from the USAFA Prep School and was always ready to lend a friendly hand to another person. Mike made a warm smile and a laugh his trademarks. Wrestling 4, 3; Slum Gravy 2, I: Public Information Office 2, I: Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Commander EDWARD BRADFORD CUTTING, JR. Winchester, Massachusetts F — 3 An outstanding hockey player from Win- chester, Mass., Ed was a credit to the Corps and to Army athletics In the three years he played " A " Squad. In his optimistic manner he never failed to brighten the long, grey days of " gloom period " for all those around him. Able to do anything he sets his mind to, Ed has our confidence that he will find a successful and happy career in the Army. Hockey 4, 3, 2, I ; Soccer 4; Cardinal Newman Forum 4; Portuguese Club 4, 3: Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ! C XXXIV RALPH D ' ALESSANDRO Nyack, New York B — 4 Hailing from native New York, " Big D ' s " love -for soccer was only surpassed by his de- votion to duty and his willingness to lend a helping hand. A dedicated athlete and out- doorsman when the tinnes permitted, ' D ' was never to be found In the proverbial rack ex- cept when accompanied by a thermometer, and no one can remember him using one. Long to be remembered as the man who gave all and asked nothing, ' D ' has been a credit to all that has made him. Soccer 4, 3, 2, I, Numerals 4, Monogram 3, 2; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, I : Riding Club 2. Class Rank — Battalion Executi Officer JOHN EDWARD DARLING. JR. Fremont, Michigan F — 3 John came from Michigan and quickly de- veloped into one of the more respected members of our class. Well liked and a dedicated athlete, he is most often seen in the gym or on the wrestling mat. He has accom- plished a full cadet career to include " Dear John " letters, a knee operation, two months confinement and an occasional stay on the " D " list. A good man to have as your friend John can be counted on in any situation. The outlook is very bright for a man of John ' s considerable abilities. Wrestling 4, 3, 2, I; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 2, I; Culture Club 3; Scout Mas- ters Council 3; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant MICHAEL ALBERT DAUTH Inglewood, California Cc D— 3 of ling out of the West in a blaze innocence Mike brightened the scene with his cheerful disposition and musical flare. His record collection and sound equipment amaze his roommates as much as his tenor voice amazes the Glee Club, both with a gentle acceptance of his truly artful texture. Although the ambiguity of the word " speed " does not fit this track ace, his quest for the very possible dream will end in a great success for this Don Quixote of the sky. Glee Club 2, I; Pointer 2, I; Bowling Club 3; Slum Gravy 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant XXXV JOHN ANTHONY DALLEN, JR. Port Clinton, Ohio C— I John has been known to visit the Point often between weekends, stopping just long enough to send out his civvies and pass out those wonderful " cultural " weekends. Even If you overlook the tact that he has the academic department In one pocket and a key to every trip section, John Is a man to know. He has proven himself a " staying " force to those on the Dean ' s " other list, " a steadying force upon our more illogical minds but far above all, a fellow you ' re proud to call your friend. Debate Council 4, 3; Debate Council Forum 4, 3. 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, I, Chairman 2; Pointer 2, Feature Editor I; Math Forum 2, I: Rocket So- ciety 2. I; Dialectic Society 3. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer ii|[iia{iiii|[ DONALD JOHN DARMODY St. Paul, Minnesota C— I Bringing his warm friendliness, his ready smile, and his hockey stick, John came to West Point ready to tackle any and all problems that came his way. A true and dedicated " rock- squader, " as well as a stoic " century-club " man, he was always willing to conquer new and unexplored areas, as evidenced by his reputa- tion as the " Great White Hunter " of the Plain. Athletics saw no finer competitor than our hockey stalwart, and we saw no finer gentle- Baseball 4; Hockey 4, 3, 2, Lacrosse 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant l DONALD CRAIG DAVIS Fremont, California E— 4 Hailing from Fremont, California, Don brought with him a pleasant smile and an abundance of sincerity. Enviously nicknamed " 78 RPM " and " DC-8 " by hs classmates, he will be long remembered as one of the fastest talkers in the class. Don was known to shift down to 33 and ' a only for a few select peo- ple, usually of the fairer sex. Although Don never became the Academy ' s football hero, he was the first cadet ever named to the 1st team All-American Brown Boy Team during his yearling year. During his four years at West Point, 1:25,000, 1:1, Don has never stopped making friends. By upholding his high ideals and working hard, he will continue In his win- ning ways as he pursues his personal goals. Hunting Club 3, 2, I: Pointer 4, 3; KDET4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LOUIS SEABORN DAVIS Washington, D.C. F— 4 An Air Force brat that stuck to the air, Lou came to West Point as a successor to his father. Never to be tied down, he loves to travel and do new things. The Sport Parachute Team fulfilled both of these desires. Addicted to the sport, he stayed with It for all four seasons (even the snowy winter). A usually quiet person, Lou did well during his four year visit and made many friends with his carefree personality. Hoping to follow his father, Lou looks like a pretty definite Air Force file. In any service, he should do well In his endeavors. Sport Parachute Team 4, 3, 2, I, Custodian 2, President I. Class Rank- — Supply Sergeant KENNETH McALPINE DAY Detroit, Michigan B— 3 Juice, solids, econ, physics , . . Ken loved them all. A long-time favorite on the Dean ' s " other " list. Ken always had time to spare (from the books} to help out a friend or to do a job, which no one else would. The equal of any military challenge. Ken has a promising future. " We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. " Sailing Team 4; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JOSEPH ALBERT DE BLAQUIERE, JR. Rupert, Idaho G — I When Joe came to West Point a little of the old West came with him. Proud of his heritage and background Joe was an Immediate hit. After an exciting plebe year Joe decided his future was in skiing. As a polished jumper, he led the skiing team to two successful seasons. Joe also concentrated on his own Individual military skills turning In many outstanding per- formances. Likable, friendly and always willing to help, Joe will be a success wherever he goes. C-Squad Track 4; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I: Ski Team 3, 2, 1; Rus sian Club 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant XXXVI JAMES GORDON DECKER St. Petersburg, Florida C— 2 Jim, came from the sunny Florida beaches with a suntan on his face, bow and arrow in his hand, fishing license in his pocket, and lots of Florida ideas. Never one to be bothered by the hurdles of life, he went through them if he couldn ' t get over them. Best known for skiing over his own thumb, camping overnight in the winter, taking math for an elective, and being President of the Fisherman ' s Club, Jim will, we ' re sure, carry those same high ideals he brought to Woo Poo along with him through- out his life. Spanish Club 4, 3; Scuba Club 3,2, I ; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2, I: Fishing Club President I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant FRANCIS STANLEY DELIA Oswego, New York A— 2 Also known as Frank and sometimes Art, Frank brought to West Point an easy-going nature which made him everybody ' s friend. Quick with the books, and always ready for a little B-Bull, Frank was also a good man with the Brown Boy. For the future, it looks like a wedding band to compliment his class ring in June. SCUSA 4: Rocket Society 3; Catholic Acolyte 4, 3; German Club 3. Class Rank — 2nd Regimental Supply Sergeant MANOLO N. DIAMANTE San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines D— 2 Destined to be a doctor at the University of Philippines, Manny graduated a pool shark only to wind up In dress grey. He ' s known for his Innovation In the field of study habits by developing a new style all his own — that of curling up in bed with his brown-boy and nuclear physics book, and studying by osmosis. Typically, the Pineapple Involves himself In many aspects of cadet life to include the Cadet Band, the Judo Club, and the Area. Twenty years from now as President of the Philippines, Manny will look back at West Point as the institution which gave him a headache and six thousand nicknames. Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Cardinal Newman Forum 3,2, ! : Judo Club 4, 2, I Debate Council Forum 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I: Riding Club 2, 1; Fishing Club 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant PAUL ALEX DeCOURSEY Monticello, Indiana F— I Conscientious and efficient in everything he attempted. " D " overcanne all the challenges at the Academy except the plodding inertia of Army Hospital. Paul is a truly great guy and he will be an asset wherever he serves. Plebe Cross Country Team 4; Plebe Indoor and Outdoor Track Team 4: A-Squad Cross Country 3, 2, Captain I ; A- Squad Indoor and Outdoor Track 3, Assistant Coach 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant RICHARD FREEMAN DES JARDIEN Mukilteo, Washington B — 2 " Des " came from a small town in Washing- ton to this smaller town in New York, a big man full of good cheer. As the years went by, the weight went down but somehow the cheer remained. With a lilt to his step he danced among benzene rings, cavorted through turn- outs, and decided to go straight while lacking only three from a hundred happy hours. Smil- ing he will undoubtedly face the future, assured of a victory, and the respect that anyone who knows him cannot help but give. Football 4; Wrestling 4; Rugby Club 3; Russian Club 2, 1: Car Committee I. " Class Rank— Supply Sergeant ' - MICHAEL ANTHONY DIBENEDETTO, JR. G— 3 This individual has been dubbed with many odd titles in his day. " Mister D " , " the trooper " , " the misogynist " , " black Richard " , " Z " , and " the academic loophole " are just a few. It is doubted whether any one title or combination could completely describe the individual. He defies a simple two word definition of charac- ter, and his life is not to be summed up in a single paragraph.- Just be happy that he was alive and searched the world for Lord only knows what. In that search he has wandered in and out of many experiences. In the uncertain future, who knows what other titles may befall him? Fencing Club 3; Fine Arts Fo- rum 3, 2: German Club 3, 2; Radio Club 2. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant WILLIAM EDGAR DICKERSON Wafertown, Massachusetts D — 4 Hailing from New England, Bill brought to us deep convictions and a strong perseverance. Diligently working at all tasks, he has won the friendship and admiration of us all. Whether or not Bill had the natural ability to perform a task, the task was performed well. For this reason. Bill will meet much success as an Army Officer. Ba nd 4, 3, 2, 1; Dance Band 3, 2; Sc outmaster ' s Council 4 3, 2, 1; Russian Club 4, 3, 2 1; C ath olic Representat ve 2 Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Rank — Supply Sergeant NICHOLAS SCOTT DIENES Perth Amboy, New Jersey A— I Not as young as he used to be, " Old Nick " has seen a lot of action. After trying Rutgers and the Air Force, he finally settled here on the Hudson. He brought with him a higher set of standards than most — but always managed to meet them, In the classroom and on the fields of friendly strife. His natural talent with ASP ' s (and TV ' s) made him a real asset to the boys of A — I and when he goes back to his Air Force blue we know he ' ll go far. Basketball Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Pointer 4, 3, 2, I, Advertising Manager I; Russian Club 4, 3; Military Affairs Club 4; Di- alectic Society 4, 3; Automobile Representative I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant JOHN ANTHONY DODSON Oxford, Mississippi G— 3 Tony has to be the most opportunistic man at West Point. A Sigma Chi from Mississippi he sampled everything from skydiving to SCUBA, mountain climbing to spelunking, night life of New York City to chess, touring Europe to excursions on Flirty, and in his spare time he even made the stock market work for him. Tony was always eager to meet new people, learn, and explore, but most of all he has passed on to his friends a wealth of knowledge. A great Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3,2, 1 : SCUSA 3, 2, I: NAFAC (Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Con- ference) 2; Chess Club 3, 2, I; Skydiving 3, 2, I: Brigade 165- Ib. Boxing 3; Scuba 4, 3, 2, I; Mountaineering Club Vice Pres- ident 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum I. Class Rank— Con Commander nf riff 1 1 11 dm i| XXXVIII JONATHAN BOYD DODSON El Paso, Texas G — 4 Being an Army brat, EM, " Poop-schooler " , and airborne trooper made " J.B. ' s " military life at West Point easy. He helped many New Cadets through Beast Barracks, especially his roommate. Jon excelled in shining shoes and polishing brass, but he had his troubles with the academic departments. In athletics, Jon was a hard worker on Corps squad swimming. He could swim farther than most people could walk. He picked this up while surfing at his home in Hawaii. Jon was always making friends with everyone. No matter what he was doing, Jon always has given his best, and has shown that he has the drive to make it to the top. Swimming Team 4, 3, 2, I ; Sky- diving Club 4; Triathlon Club 3; Pistol Club 2; Behavioral Sciences Club 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer STEPHEN PAUL DONOHUE " Honadoo " brought his massive 124 lb. frame to our gray stone walls with the firm conviction that he had the world in the pocket of his gray trou. And though he was right, we all benefited: a four year " Star " Man with a bag of tenths big enough to choke an Army Mule, Stevie " D " nevertheless found time to pull the rest of us through everything from Plebe Math to Eirstie C.E. The boys of B— 2 just hope he finds time to enjoy some of that flight pay as Steve swaps trou again — this time for a set of Air Force Blues. French Club 3, 2, I; Dialectic Society 2, I; Ski Club I; Debate Council Forum 3, 2; Intra- murals 4, 3. 2, I; Math Forum 4; Cadet Public Relations 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer DAVID INGHAM DRUMMOND Hampton, Nev Hampshire H — 2 Dave coming from riot torn Hampton Beach found the chaos of Beast Barracks horribly nostalgic. He was surprised the first day of Plebe Reorganization Week when he went to the movie: lie didn ' t think " they ' d be check- ing. " Dave ' s Jeckle-Hyde personality made him the Jean Claude Killy of the ski slope and the Edgar Allen Poe of the SS department. If Dave goes through platoons the way he went through girls he will have commanded the whole U.S. Army within his first year. Portuguese Club 3, 2, I : Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I: Ski Instructor ' 3, 2, I: Ski Patrol 3, 2, I, Patrol fj Leader I. r Class Rank — Training Sergeant XXXIX DANIEL JOSEPH DONAHUE, Jersey City, New Jersey B— I Combining virtue with the guideline ' be true +0 yourself Dan has well established him- self as a true philosopher for the class of ' 68. Dan has displayed the wisdom to guide many a friend. His introspective nature, however, has not detracted from his all-around athletic abilities. His winning Irish personality and genuine sincerity have won him true and loyal friends. His dedication to " Duty, Honor, Coun- try " is firm — neither false nor hollow. He is destined for great things in life. Newman Forum 4. 3, I; Ger- man Club 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant " JOSEPH MICHAEL DOOLEY Providence, Rhode Island F— 3 An easy going and friendly son from Rhode Island, JD never let academics or the system bother him. For four years he fought the battle of the brown boy with the Academic Depart- ment in hot pursuit. But undaunted he persisted In the theory that a tenth gained is a tenth wasted. JD was always willing to aid a friend and he used his energy and ability to help regardless of the cost. When he leaves West Point, the Army will gain a man worthy of being called a soldier. Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Judo Club 3; Glee Club 4; Cardinal Newman Forum 3, 2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant ORIN ANDREW DURHAM, JR. Sayre, Pennsylvania A — 4 Orln, entered the Academy following a short career as an enlisted man, spending two months prior to his entrance taking basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. While a cadet he developed an Inherent ability to accomplish what he wanted, and worked conscientiously toward whatever goal he had set for himself. On his free time, however, he becomes an avid fisherman with but one thought ... fish. Butch has transformed fishing into an art, and Is a master at It. Many factors have gone into the molding of such a well-developed, well-rounded Individual, and he Is a good man to have as a friend and at your side. Chapel Choir 4; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2. I, Cus- todian 2, President I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant JOSEPH DANIEL DURKAN Brooklyn, New York C B— 2 Joey Dee is the Gaelic Brooklynite with the approved solutions on everything from meta- physics to pipe-smoking. Joe has always been ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. An avid swimmer, Joe always found enough time on his way from the -pool to the Brown-Boy to offer an attentive ear and a perceptive comment on anyone ' s woes and trials. With his intense devotion, his cynical wit, and fresh Ideas, there ' s a good possibility that after Joe ' s appearance the Army may have to rewrite a large number of those old approved solutions. Baseball 4; Swimming 4: Water Polo 3, 2, I; French Club 3, 2, I; Catholic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Debate Council Forum 2, I : Catholic Chapel Representa- tive 2, I : Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I; Handball Club 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant ANDREW LYNN DULL Tallahassee, Florida H— 4 " Elo LIud " came to West Point a giant and left even larger. Andy ' s physical and mental prowess never failed to impress his classmates. Breezing through his four years here, Andy ' s only problem seemed to be the rope climb. Andy was the answer to a goat ' s prayer and could make even the most complicated math problem seem amazingly simple. In his free time, Andy could be found In the hobby shop or on the skeet range. Whether as an Electrical Engineer or as an officer. Andy will rise to the top of his profession. Football 4. 3, 2: Skeet Club 2, I, President I; Audio Club 2 I : Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club I Class Rank — Academic Sergean ll|[liail.lll|[ WILLIAM BURG DYER, JR. Falls Church, Virginia D— I Entering West Point with three years of military experience under his belt. Bill readily established himself as the old man of A — I and was quite appropriately tagged " Pappy " by his cohorts. Nevertheless, age seemed no hin- drance when it came to women, especially a petite brunette down river. In the area of term papers he never ceased to amaze his classmates with his unbroken string of one- nlghters always managing to come out on the happier side of 15.0. If Pappy ' s four years here are any Indication, success Is surely In his future If he doesn ' t succumb to old age first. French Club 4, 3; Radio Club 3, 2, I: Karate Club 3, 2, I; Pistol Team 4, 3, 2, I; Sky Diving Club 4. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant J XL WILLIAM GEORGE EASTON, JR. Stillwater, Minnesota F — 3 Growing up as a " Brat " in the true Army Tradition, " the East " canne here to conquer. A fierce and loyal competitor, he strove always to win. The Army Team never had a finer or more vocal supporter, as those twenty wintry hours will attest. The future Is bright for this guardian of " The Corps. " All of us Icnow his spirit drive and enthusiasm will talte him far. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; New- man Forum 4, 3: Ring and Crest 3, 2, I : Military Affairs 3: Honor Committee 2, I; Rab- ble Rouser I. Class Rank — Battalion Executive Officer MARK ALAN EDELMAN Walden, New York F— 2 On July I, 1964, West Point gobbled up the Class of 1968 in an attempt to cast the mold. Among these 990 new visitors was Mark. A crewcut and uniforms changed his appear- ance but his personality could not be touched. Mark was a good athlete, a hard worker, a good student, a good cadet, but most of all Mark was a great friend. " If you need help or are In a bind see Mark — If anyone will do the favor, he will. " Throughout these four years Mark ' s eagerness to help makes him an un- forgettable part of this life. After all what are friends for? — just ask Mark. Corps Squad Track 4, 3 , 2; Class Committee 3, 2, 1; Chapel Choir 4, 3,2, I ; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; Sandhurst Exchange 3; Buckner Mortar Staff 3; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Regimental Commander WILLIAM FORSSELL ERICSON. II Roxbury, Connecticut H — 4 We have rarely met a man with a more positive attitude; there were many missions of courage and sacrifice to be accomplished; and this three year veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division joined our ranks, picked up the reins of leadership, no matter how pleasant or un- pleasant the task, and fashioned through his many and varied achievements a monument to our class. But even with his overwhelming suc- cess Bill more than anything else wants to be able to say: " I am a soldier. " Boxing Champion; Howitzer Editor-in-Chief 1968; Chairman of the 1968 Ring and Crest Committee; Military Affairs Club; Editor of the 1968 Mus- ter; King of Beasts. Class Rank — Regimental Commander X XLI II ROBERT MILTON ECHOLS, JR. Birmingham, Alabama D — 4 Rock always had a refreshing approach to everything, different. His amazing and original interpretations of the regulations made life with Rock somewhat similar to a James Bond escapade. The most astounding part of this whole adventure was that the punishment pave- ment never felt the shuffle of those imaginative feet. As the Scotch would say the whole thing was Bonnie. Track 4. 3, 2, I: Protestant Discussion Group 4, 3, 2, I; Baptist Student Union 3, 2; Culture Club 3, 2, I; Rocket Club 2, I; Assistant Hop Man- ager 4, 3: Hop Manager 2, I; SCUSA 3. Class Rank — Sergeant MICHAEL PHILIP EINBINDER South Orange, New Jersey D — 2 Carrying his stereo equipment dolefully from one division to another, Mike is the picture of practical patience. The only thing that appears to ruffle him is academics: after four years he is pondering the usefulness of science, pure or otherwise. In spite of a smile that suddenly breaks out like the sun on a Spring day, Mike has somehow convinced peo- ple he is industrious. Dedication to the Howit7er and the trips that come with his job and a lacrosse bent have kept him busy for four years, but the day will come when we see him, pipe in hand, relaxed and setting on top of the world. Howitzer 4, 3, 2, I, Advertising Manager I; SCUSA 2, I: Di- alectic Society 4, 3,2, I ; Jew- ish Chapel Choir 4, 3. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant BRUCE FRANCIS ERION Nashua, New Hampshire A— 3 Making the big " jump " from colonel at Manlius to frosh at W.P., skydiving Cousin Bruce decided that his goal as a plebe was to equate " B.J. " with B.F.E. A real A-man when it came to extracurricular activities, Bruce found a worthy opponent in the academic de- partment. After a long struggle with Chemistry, Boopsy emerged victorious with the spoils of battle — two well earned stars on his B-robe. Having already met the pretty, blue-eyed, blond of his choice, " Sandy " , Bruce is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to meet his other true love — a Huey Cobra. Army Air may not be getting a bundle of tenths, but in Bruce Erion it ' s getting a truly fine officer. Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I; Sky- diving 3, 2, I: Scuba Club 3; 4th Class Glee Club 4; Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2: KDET 3, 2, I: Rabble Rouser 4, I. Class Rank — Sergeant I ABE LINCOLN EUSTICE Long Beach, California E— I Abe left the sunny shores of California and his surfboard to come to the banks of the Hudson. Making the transition easily, he con- quered academics and cadet life with plenty of time left for squash, tennis, and his vast number of friends. Whenever a job needed being done or someone needed help Abe was there. His ability to tackle every task with de- termination and an optimistic smile will make Abe a valuable asset to the Army. Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Public Relations Coun- cil 2, I: Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, I: Water Polo Club 4; Slum Gravy 4, 3: Pointer 3. Class Rank — Brigade Cadet Activities Officer SURRY PARKER EVERETT Ba+h, North Carolina G— 4 Surry is actually a down to earth hometown type country boy, but this southern gentleman of the old school has ,the highest of ambitions possible. He was always close in his dealings with the Dean, but with the philosophy that if you are two tenths down but still 75 from the bottom why worry, it is easy to see why he was never snowed by academics. Even at that, Surry proved that you don ' t have to be a juice or math hive to be able to make a computer your servant. We hope that his dream becomes reality and one day he will be the man who approves our promotions as general officers. Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Riding Club 2; Dialectic Society 2, I; Debate Council Forum 3,2, I ; Foot- ball Manager 2, I; Treasurer of the 1968 Howitzer. Class Rank — Sergeant ROBERT HEWITT FABREY, II Perrysburg, Ohio G — I Bob came to us from a small Ohio town armed with a piercing wit and a taste for the good life. He gained the respect and friend- ship of his peers, but never allowed the grey environment to interfere with his personal goals. Fabes could always be found at the head of any given activity, athletic, social, or academic, in that order. Yet, he retained one personal trait through his four years, which is all too often lost, his own individuality. Honor Committee: Fine Arts ' lii Forum 2; Engineer Football 2. f Class Rank — Platoon Leader XLII VICTOR ROMA FARRUSIA New Orleans, Louisiana H— 1 About four years ago come July Vic packed his suitcase and, with a quick arreviderci to his proud Italian parents, proceeded to hitchhike tronn New Orleans to West Point. True to his background he proved to be a veritable Leonardo da Vinci in his studies and a Casa- nova in his free time. Vic ' s future is as bright as those flashing black eyes or the stars on his collar. Cardinal Newman Forum 4; Math Forum 3, 2, I ; German Club 3, 2, I: Fine Arts Forum 3, 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant RONALD DENNIS FEHER Bethany, Connecticut C— I The Connecticut Yankee of C — I, Ron ' s fierce determination and will to win led him to aca- demic and athletic excellence, as academics and opposing fencers fell victim to his per- sistent drive for success. Sincerity was his hall- mark, and he never failed to impress us with his uncanny ability to actually study. Despite this seeming deviation from Cadet life, he was true to form in other respects. Lengthy letters and marathon phone calls took up much of his time, but leaves and weekends made them all worthwhile. A true friend, Ron ' s flashing saber must surely point the way to success. 150.|b Football 4, 3; Fencing Club 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I: 1968 Class Commit- tee 3,2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 2, Class Rank — Training Sergeant and Finance Sergeant " • ' .! " l RICHARD EDWARD FETTERMAN Reading, Pennsylvania C — 3 When " The Serpent " first slithered into our midst, we gained one of the greatest masters of the satirical statement and the sarcastic remark the world has ever known. Despite many setbacks in his love life, he managed to achieve a commendable record in academic and athletic endeavors, and emerged after the four year ordeal without any visible injury. When it comes time for " The Reptile " to shed his gray skin and take on a new green one, there can be little doubt as to his future success, if the new fits as well as the old. C-Squad Soccer 4; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ' 1 I ' l ii iniHiQ XLIII n % MICHAEL JAMES FAY Aurora, Colorado F— 3 Mike came to the Hudson Valley with a memory of the mountains and skiing in Colorado which never diminished. A hard worker and an excellent athlete, Mike has been one of the leaders in spirit as well as in example to the members of Co. F — 3. All of us who know him and respect him realize that he will be a credit to us upon his en- trance into the " mother arms. " Whatever he does we are sure he will give his utmost and always be successful. Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4; Rugby Club 3; Fine Arts 2; Goat Football 2; Scuba Club I. Class Rank— Athletic Sergeant MICHAEL HENDRIK FELLOWS Rockport, Massachusetts C — I Mike was introduced to the service as a sea brat. A Yankee and a seaman at heart, he managed to get to West Point instead of his father ' s Alma Mater. Never bothered by the academic departments, he was able to devote time to his many hobbles and badgering roommates to accept the academic challenge. Whether spending long hours look- ing at girls or boats, he still came out on top In every field of endeavor. We will long remember his helpful attitude and hope that his is the engineer unit that someday comes to our aid. Astronomy Club 4, 3. 2, 1; Sailing Team 4, 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I : Honor Representa- tive 3, 2, I; Exchange Program — Mexican Military Academy 2. Class Rank — Battalion Operations Officer 1st Battalion IlllimlMIll JOSEPH COX FINLEY Columbia, South Carolina E— 4 He came to the Point with a smile on his face; He knew that he was to take his place in the Line: the Long Grey Line that is. Big Joe. He came to us from Carolina (South) way and we soon dubbed him our own " Fatty A. " He ' s a soft-spoken guy when you see him In the hall: But a 55 footer with the 16 pound ball. Been 4 years now, the length of his stay: He came with one thing In mind — Graduation Day. Now that time Is here for Joe and the men: It ' s been a real, real pleasure to call him our friend, Big Joe. Corps Squad Track 4, 3,2, I : Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I: Bap- tist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JOHN REILLY FINNEY, I Los Altos hlllls, California F— I John reported to West Point from sunny California with a spirit of adventure and a brand new cue stick. He soon displayed the determination and hard work that made his days here a success. Either against the academic or tactical departments, or a golf or tennis opponent, John usually came out on top. He was always ready to help his class- mates, whether it be with his juice or fluids problems or with some choice philosophical words. John ' s diligence and determination will certainly lead to a bright, successful future. Plebe Baseball 4. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer ROBERT ARTHUR FIREHOCK Arlington, Virginia C — 4 Bob was one of the very fortunate who did not find himself challenged by the academic de partment. Easy to get along with. Bob was liked by all with whom he came in con- tact. Not only will the U. S. Army gain an outstanding officer when Bob graduates, but the U. S. will gain an Individual who will rep- resent her with both his knowledge and ability. Volleyball Club 3, 2, 1: Hand- ball Club 2, I: Military Affairs Club 3, I: Debate Council Forum 2, I ; Dialectic Society 2; French Club 2, I: Spanish Club 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant MICHAEL JAMES FISHER Mineola, Texas H— 4 Coming from Texas, " The Fish " decided to demonstrate to all that Texans could still do things In a big way. After swimming the many trials of Beast Barracks, the Academic Department discovered that It did not have a chance to do away with Mike. Indeed, after having breezed through Plebe Math and the " Green Death, " Mike took Organic by the horns and showed it who its master really was. Although a hive, Mike ' s best qualities are his friendliness and willingness to accommodate his numerous friends. The United States is most fortunate to have a man like Mike in its service. Venezuelan Exchange 2; Span- ish Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rocket Society 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2, I ; Howitzer 2, I ; Senior Section Editor Howitzer I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant iiniidiiiiQ XLIV TIMOTHY ALFRED FISHER Mansfield, Ohio C— 2 From " Yo ho ho ho, sir " to " Keep Commmin ' " we watched Fish develop. And when he wasn ' t developing his leadership ability the Mansfield kid was developing Pointer pictures taken with his million dollars worth of cannera equipment. It will be hard, when we bid farewell to Tim in June, to keep from remembering that other day of farewell in late November of ' 65. All in all, it was a good four years and better for Tim ' s being there. Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2; Mountaineering Club 4, 3, 2, I; Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I; Ski Patrol 2, I; Riding Club 2; Photography 2, 1; Karate Club 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant JARED ESERTON FLORANCE Washington, D.C. A— 2 A " brat " who knew what he wanted, Jerry decided to jump right in so he left high school a year early to come to the Hudson High- lands. With a taste for the unusual, Jerry spent his time between the pitsol range, computer lab, and craft shop. Although he never wore out any books, Jerry has shown an analytical mind which will help him to much future success. Pistol Team 4, 3, 2, I; Pist Club 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant ERNEST WILLIAM FLOWERS. II Gary, Indiana G — 4 Bounding to West Point on winged feet, the Motown man from the Calumet arrived!! It was not long before Neptune adapted to all the trials and tribulations of the place, especial- ly the rock squad. He will always be remem- bered for his under water breast stroke, his fluid-like movement on the obstacle course, and his unrivaled performance on plebe G.R. ' s. Ernie ' s cherub-like voice was equally adept at singing solemn Gregorian chants for the Catholic choir, belting out the throaty sounds of the Supremes, or throwing out snide come-backs. Immediate in his future plans is joint management of the Fort Sill Officer ' s Club with his life-time shing-a-ling partner, Fran. A-Squad Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4; Catholic Chapel Commentator 3, 2, I; Brigade Open Boxing 4, 3; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant XLV RICHARD CROWLEY FLANIGAN Connellsville, Pennsylvania G — 2 Dick traded In his coal miner ' s pick and hat in the summer of 54 for an M-14 and tarbucket and It was Connellsville ' s loss and West Point ' s gain that he made this decision. Dick is an earnest and dedicated worker, even when he curls up beneath his brown boy for a night ' s, or morning ' s sleep. Those of us for- tunate enough to know Dick are confident that the world will gain an Individual of talent and worth and with an eye . to the future. Scoutmaster ' s Council 4: Cadet Band 4, 3, 2: Sunday School Teacher 3, 2: Mandate Staff 2. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant to EARL WILLIAM FLOWERS Kankakee, Illinois E— 3 Red hair, the gift of gab, and luck with the ladies are all attributes acquired from Bill ' s Irish background which characterized his stay at the Academy. At times he had trouble keep- ing track of his female admirers scattered throughout the midwest, east, and even as far away as Nicaragua. We ' re sure Bill will settle down to a long and successful career with some purrr-fect companion. Debate Council Forum 2; French Club 4, 3: Howitzer 4, 3, 2; A-Squad Football 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant RICHARD JOSEPH FLYNN Boston, Massachusetts D— 2 The ghost of the " Marine " may stalk the halls of the 9th division for many years after " the Flynner " has gone. A legend in his own time, this big Irishman from Boston always had a bag of war stories big enough for a plebe detail to carry around, but his ready smile and bendable ear will be enough to set him apart. Whether or not the 1980 Bugle Notes contain " Flynn ' s Message from Bartlett Hall " , Dick ' s unique- capacity for winning friends and accomplishing the Impossible will reserve him a spot at the top. Pointer 4; French Club 4, 3, 2, I: Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I; Scoutmaster ' s Council 2, I; Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Cath- olic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Public Relations Speaker 2: Man- date 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant LOUIS P. FONT Kansas City, Kansas C— 2 If you could not find Lou reading at his desk or studying In the library, you could find him helping a classmate with school work. Coming from the Midwest, L.P. brought with him an Intense desire to learn coupled with an unwavering determination to do well. Yet, Lou did not spend all his time with the books. " Punchy " enjoyed many happy hours In the Intra-murder ring, was always running off on a trip, could never figure out Rhodesia ' s posi- tion, wrote dozens of midnight letters home and to his girl and managed to retain his sense of humor through the entire ordeal. Lou, as a cadet, finished on top, he cannot help but do the same with his career. Spanish Club Treasurer 4, 3, 2, 1; SCUSA 3, 2, I; United Na- tions Forum 3, 2, ; Scout- master ' s Council 3, ; Mathe- matics Forum 3, 2, : Rocket Society 3, 1. )lass Rank — Academic Sergeant DAVID PHILIP FORD Elmira, New York D— 2 " Fog " , had a rough time In his adaptation from college life to the life of a cadet. He spent many long late hours helping his class- mates In everything from plebe math to first class C.E. He was always noted for his keen sense of humor that kept us laughing through the dull moments. He had many strong points but only one major weak point — pretty girls. Dave always did his best In everything as a cadet and this extra effort is going to make him one of the best officers ever. Sky Diving Club 4: Debate Council Forum 3, 2; Howitzer Staff 3, 2, I; SCUSA 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader pC JAMES FOURQUREAN Tampa, Florida G— 3 Sometimes words are an inappropriate meth- od of describing an individual. For justice to be rendered, all that should be said of " Fork " Is that in the years to come, his name will be mentioned as one who followed the sounds of musketry. People will enjoy being with him If they like a good clever wit and a big beaver-toothed grin. He does his job, and he does It well, so his path up through the ranks should be a memorable one. Outdoor Sports,Tian ' s Club 4: Riding Club 2; Behavioral Science Club 2; Bowling Club 2: Archery Club 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant XLVI It is my passionate conviction that wfiat the new generation of Americans do and think — particularly those who are universi- ty and college trained — will determine the future course of world affairs. justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once ob- served that the only people he despised wer e those who stayed aloof from the pas- sions of their times. Because of circumstances beyond their control, the new generation of college trained Americans will be unable to remain aloof from the passions of their times at home or in the world at large. They have an inescapable responsibility to become in- volved. They will be educated men and women and, because of that, they will have a special responsibility to their community. Because they are Americans, they will have an inescapable responsibility to the world community. This becomes clear as we face the facts of life that surround America ' s po- sition in the world. The Honorable Henry H, Fowler Secretary of the Treasury JAMES HENRY FRANCIS, Charleston, West Virginia F— I " Sicnarf " is one of our cheerful classmates, always seeing the bright side of any situation. After making the switch from Sigma Chi to F I, Jay quickly established himself as company match-out champion. Usually one step ahead of the academic department and sometimes one step behind the T.D., Jay still found time to show his prowess on the basketball court. Jay also founded his own Second Class T.V. room. With his positive attitude, Jay will undoubtedly be a success when he wears the crossed rifles. Portuguese Club 3: Behavioral Science Club 2, 1; Military Af- fairs Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader J -i XLVil JOSEPH CREAMER FOWLER, JR. Valley Stream, New York H— 2 Joe came to West Point after a grueling year at the University of Dayton. This prior education and his knacic for hard work put him in good stead with the academic departments from the start, but Joe wasn ' t co ntent to stop with academics. As a pitcher on the baseball team, as a leader among his classmates, and most of all as a genuine friend, Joe has excelled. His quick wit and boundless en- thusiasm will carry him and his friendly nature through a bright career in the Army. Yes. Joe ' s future success Is as plain as the nose on his face. Baseball Choir 4 Council 4, 3, 3: 2, I Public Glee : Catholic Relations Club 4. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant C JOHN CHRISTIAN FRINAK Stanley, Wisconsin B— 2 Since John came to West Point, he has excelled in everything from academics to De- bate to " Flirtie ' . ' . John ' s outgoing personality and sense of humor make him a lot of friends. His memory and reasoning power were a big help in class as well as debate. His motivation and dedication are great assets to an outstand- ing individual. Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2, I : Protestant Discussion Group 4, 3, 2, I; Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I ; Scuba Club 3; Sunday School Teacher 3, 2, I: Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. RALPH REED FRALEY Tiffin, Ohio C— 2 " A friend Is your needs answered. " What better way is there to describe " Frales " ? He has left his lasting impression on most every- one and everything he has touched especially those symbolic grey, stone walls of West Point. Plighted always by debt and never by love, Frales still managed to keep his streak almost intact throughout his four year scholarship. But listen carefully to what he has to say, lads. For behind a thick mask of sarcasm lies a vein of thought that runs true. I lift my glass In a reverent salute to R. Reed Fraley. 3; Acolyte 3, 2, Sportsman ' s Club 3, Track 4, Outdoor I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant JfC. STEPHEN JOE FRUSHOUR Celina, Ohio E— 4 Through four years, Steve retained his sense of humor and love of life which has meant a good time for anybody with him. He was especially adept In the art of barracks warfare, and he also had that knack of endearing him- self to the opposite sex. " Frush " could often be found In the steam room trying to get down to that magic number of 154 or at his desk studying the effects of vibration on a concrete foundation. Steve ' s determination to do a good job In everything, and his willingness to help others enabled him to make many friends while here, and will stand him In good stead in the future. 2, I; Judo Automobile 150-lb Football Club 4, 3, 2. Committee I. Class Rank— 2nd Battalion Sergeant Major GEORGE HENRY FRAVEL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania H— 3 A hard worker, cheerful leader, and true friend Is this man from Philadelphia. George is held in high esteem by his classmates who admire his dichotomy of spirit. He always has a tall tale of his days as a " tough " in Philly, yet he Is just as quick to offer a helping hand to any one with any problem. His athletic ability, especially In football. Is matched only by his ability as an artist. A bright future with a special girl. Is certain for this fine of- ficer and gentleman. Audio Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer K GEORGE EDWARD FRYER, JR. Russellville, Arkansas C — 4 Arkansas could never have been represented by a better son than their choice of this Rarorback four years ago. Possessing the rare talent for making friends wherever he goes, Ed has gained net only the respect and friend- ship of all his classmates, but a very high degree of confidence in his ability as a thinker and a doer. With his past a record of academic struggle, but accomplishment, what other goal could he possibly attain than the success nurtured by years of dedication. C.S. Tennis Team 4; Sunday School Teacher 2, 1 ; Handball Club 2, 1 ; Military Affairs Club 3, 1 ; Spanish Club 2; Behavioral Science Club 2, 1. Clas Rank- —Brigade Color be geant tc XLVIII RUSSELL LLOYD FUHRMAN Bowler, Wisconsin F— 2 Four years after lhe booming metropolis of Bowler, Wisconsin sent their favorite son to West Point, they are about to get him back. While here, Russ has stood out among his classmates; first by continuously making the Dean ' s List, and secondly because of his six foot five inch frame which is constantly find- ing its way onto other people ' s shoes. This woodchopper always has a " Tom Sawyer " grin on his face which makes people wonder what he ' s been up to. He is always eager to do a favor for a friend. His likable personality and efficient ability will make him a success in the years to come. Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2, I: Woodsmen ' s Club Pres- ident I; Military Affairs Club 2. I; Rocket Society 2, I; Howitzer 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I; SCUSA I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ii ii im JAMES RICHARD FURR Tulsa, Oklahoma D— 3 Jim Furr, the original Okie from Tulsa, acquired his nickname, Furz, because of his name reminding people of bunny fuzz. Having gotten off io a good start here. Fuzz con- tinued making names for himself through his continued career as a math major. Fuzz carried his intermurder soccer team through many; well anyway, a few victories. Fuzz being of German descent naturally had his difficulties in German at West Point, but his 2.000 in environment cannot be slighted. Fuzz will be remembered for his academic standing, his physical prowess, and his camping ability. German Club 4, 3; Slum Gravy 4, 3. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant k JAMES ALFRED GAISER Scran+on, Pennsylvania C— 4 " JImmer " spent long afternoons traveling where all but angels feared to tread. While not always In the rarefied atmosphere of academics, his skydiving frolics helped main- tain the balance. Never one to let academics worry him or the T.D. get him, Jim always sought the heights, whether it be his upper bunk or the sky. Jim ' s broadened perspective will allow him to hit dead center on success, as well as the Jump zone. Cadet Sport Parachute Club 3, 2, I ; Cadet Sport Parachute Team 2, I ; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant fC XLIX LARRY SAMUEL FULTON Blacksburg, South Carolina 3—3 -iP " The Boat " steamed North on an AAA ticket and brought with him a slow, easy-going way of doing things. An injury Plebe year, didn ' t slow his start and once we learned his lan- guage we realized there was nothing going to stop this slow walking, slow talking South- ern boy from reaching the heights of success. Although always busy climbing mountains, Scuba diving or excelling at academics, he was always there to pull another from the depths of deficiency. Those fortunate enough to serve with him after graduation will see a drive, a determination, and enough hard work capable of attaining any goal. Football 4; Scuba Club 2, I; Mountaineering Club 4, 3,2, I : hlonor Committee 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Operations Officer WALTER DONALD GADDIS. JR. Laramie, Wyoming C — 4 His soul is in the fly rod that he expertly wields. Gifted with an appreciation of the abstract and facile in wit, Walt has baffled the best Including the academic department: never allowing It to disturb tranquil revelations on the Medicine Bow, rifle trips or ... rack. Sportsman — Army Officer, he Jpoks for " his " platoon — Gadball ' s ground pounders. Not over- looking a unique charm to young sirens and the profound respect of his classmates, Walt ' s great credit is that he is in the stream of life and knows where to cast. Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, I; Rifle Club 4. 3, 2. I: Outdoor Sports- man ' s Club 4, 3,2, I : Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, I; Behavioral Sc ences Club 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant ROBERT CHRISTOPHER GALAK Queens, Nev York G- From the city of skyscrapers came " Toad " who made his way up the tHudson to toy makers paradise. Draped In grey. Sir Toad has fought through slide rules, wires, transistors, math tables and fluid labs to the peace and quiet of the Social Science Department, Probably the only cadet who sleeps with his eyes open Bob did find time to meet the girl from Ohio. Many feel Bob owns part of the gym, although still fat and happy, he kicks his way through the day. Remaining calm above all else he con- tinues to aid others with his wit and laughter, while underneath is a person with sincere devo- tion to his profession. Through his desire to learn Bob will find himself a position of re- sponsibility in the years to come. Judo Club 4, 3; SCUSA 4; Karate Club 3, 2, I; Catholic Company Representative 2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Office VICTOR GARCIA Nev York, New York H- Vic, a native New Yorker, was for some unknov n reason always interested in the Fine Arts Forum. Of course It could be because of a certain girl named Allison. While he was not away on weekend or trips Vic was excelling in everything he did, from intramural football to academics. A born leader Vic had friends that spanned the Corps. With Allison and the Signal Corps, Vic has a fine future ahead of Astronomy Club 3, 2; German Club 2; Math Forum 2; Honor Representative 2, I: Debate Council Forum 3, 2; Student Council on U.S. Affairs 2. Class Rank— Battalion Commander WILLIAM M. GARDEPE Huntsville, Alabama F— 3 Bill went through West Point with a racket in one hand and a leave blank In the other. Fun loving (and doing plenty of it) Bill raised more than one kind of racket. Only missing the distinction of a perfect athlete by 3 pushups, Bill was a master of all sports, but found particular success on the courts. Bill brought to West Point the Southern hospitality of the Crimson Tide. And although the Tide would roll, his friendship would never ebb. Bill ' s donning of the Army Blue will be a great gain for the Army. C-Squad Squash 4; C-Squad Tennis 4: A-Squad Squash 3, 2, I; A-Squad Tennis 3, 2, I; French Club 2, I: Rocket So- ciety 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant GEORGE AUSTIN GARDES, JR. Columbus, Ohio E — 4 George arrived fresh from a year at Purdue with the classic to the M.P. at Thayer Gate, " Hey buddy, which way is the main campus? " When he came out of hibernation 3 ' 2 years later his 3rd finger was overlaid with gold and his money was in a gas tank. George did not neglect his military duties either. By June ' 68 he was a jungle expert and para- trooper. George was only taken prisoner once, but that was for life. The sentence shouldn ' t be too bad though, with such a pretty warden as Kathy. Soccer (Numerals) 4; (Assist- ant Manager 3, 2,) (Manager I); German Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant JON STOCKMAN GARDNER Wellsvllle, New York A— 3 Arriving from the metropolis of Wellsvllle, New York, with his trusty slide rule and mid- night oil, Jon set new records in " tenth- grubbing. " While creating shortages In slide rule replacement parts, Jon successfully brought the sleep mean down and grade average up. Conscientious and persevering, Jon set his goals and attained them. Respected for his hard work and dedication, Jon goes into the Army with the satisfaction of knowing he did his best as a cadet. Rabble Rouser 3; 150-lb Foot ball 4. I Class Rank — Training Sergeant ii ii- iiii JESSE CECIL GATLIN. Ill Colorado Springs, Colorado E— 3 As a big bleached blond, Jess came to us from everywhere to be 68 ' s own Mr. Collegiate. He breezed through plebe year without a wrinkle. Yearling year Jess became much more serious and as a result his grades dropped. This was also the year that he started send- ing roses, crying over spilled milk, imagining 99 ways, and even went to confession once. Cow year saw Jess return to his old Dean ' s List self, despite efforts by his roommates. Success has not changed Jess a bit. All we can say is, " Good luck Linda. " Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I, President I; Dialectic Society 3, 2, I, Stage Manager 2; Water Polo 4; Swimming 4: Hop Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Cadet Choir 4, 3: Howitzer 2; Goat-Engineer Game 2; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank — Sergeant JACK EDMUND SERKE Girard, Ohio ll||ll llll|[ E— 4 J. Edmund came from the steel valley of the Mohoning River to take West Point by surprise. Jack ' s an engineer file all the way, and I ' m sure that he ' ll do well In what ever he undertakes If he ' ll only give up those crummy party horror movies. Plebe Pistol Team 4; Pistol Club 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader llj| l !MlB JAMES EDWARD GARRISON, III Myrtle Beach, South Carolina G — 3 Ed terminated his world travels as an Army brat to spend tour years at West Point. Dur- ing his stay he attempted to make his life as pleasant as possible. In spite of his almost complete lack of study he managed to have quite respectable grades. His jovial manner and quick wit brought laughs to many. His future should be filled with success as long as " the Whale " stays away from the O.C. and the P.F.T. German Club 3, 2, I; Riding Club 2, I: Glee Club 4; Bowling Club 3; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant . DAVID WALLACE GERARD Los Angeles, California H— 2 Initiating his cadet career with plebehood wrinkles resultant more from age than from effort, our man from Hollywood firmly estab- lished his position as the " dirty old man " of the corps. Although Dave ' s tireless crusade against the academic demons of the Academy served to do little more than annually renew his scholarship, his successes in more important pursuits cannot be denied. His winning smile and manner have kept him on the upward trail — even when the trail got narrow. But then, how far wrong can you go when the eyes of Texas are upon you? KDET 4, 3; Pointer 3, 2, I; Mule Rider 3: Portuguese Club 4, 3,2, I : Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer PZ GEORGE EDWARD GERMANN Paris, France D- George brought " The Bod " to this grey place from a place as different as Paris, and became as grey as the stone walls around him. He devoted himself to keeping physically fit, to the Point, and to the Army, with an intensity that amazed some of the looser individuals. He even talked someone " up there " into ad- mitting his American citizenship after treading a few miles of red tape. After graduation, you ' ll find George walk- ing a straight path, dealing squarely with those below and beside him, and waiting for the rest of us to catch up. Lacrosse Fencing 4; French Club 3, 2; Club 3: Triathalon Club 3: tramural Champs Newman Forum 4; In- Football, Brigade 2. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant CHARLES BERNARD GIASSON Las Vegas, Nevada D— 3 Chuck is quite a swinger both on the Desert Inn golf course and with the girls. This gambler from Vegas really hit the iackpot when two girls accepted his invitation to come up the same weekend. A real " goat, " Chuck found his fame in a variety of sports. He will always be remembered for his happy-go-lucky nature and speed at reveille. Water Polo Club 4; Ski Diving Club 4; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2; Catholic Chapel Choir 2; Spanish Club 2; Catho- lic Acolyte 3, 2. Class Rank — Sergeant MICHAEL JOSEPH GiLHULY Franklin Lakes, New Jersey E — I Mike ' s biggest sacrifice in coming to West Point was having to move so far away from home — all of forty miles. After taking a couple of semesters to adjust to the system, he developed into a good student and a fine cadet. The biggest thing he ' ll take away from the academy is a well developed affinity for the profession of arms. For a quiet guy he ' s unbelievably O.D., and this is evident in his fondness of military-oriented sports and skills. Scuba Club 3, 2; Catholic Acolyte 3, 2; Goat Football 2; Astronomy Club 2. Class Rank — Sergeant y RICHARD PHILLIP GILLIARD Western Springs, Illinois H — 4 Rich came to us from the Mid-West with a desire to excel. The stars he wears on his collar indicate how well he achieved his goal. His being chosen as an Honor Representative indicates the faith of his classmates in his sound judgement and integrity. He could al- ways be counted on to complete any task and those who knew him well placed a high value on his friendship. If success as a cadet indicates anything Rich will wear stars on his shoulders always. Honor Committee 3,2, I ; Rus- sian Club 4, 3, 2, I ; Chess Club 2, I; Debate Council Forum 3: Miltary Affairs Club 2. Class Rank— Platoon Leader Lll JOHN JOSEPH GONZALEZ San Antonio, Texas B— 3 Coming to West Point from one of the nation ' s better military schools, John rapidly adapted to cadet life and set forth on making his mark in every phase of cadet life, but never forgetting Mexican food and a " certain girl " . Never falling to give a little helpful advice, John maintained an excellent " reputa- tion " with the fourth class. Always at the top of the Glee Club trip section " Speedy " must hold the record for days missed and staying on the Dean ' s list. As our favorite nonswimmer, we hope he does not have much luck In his future quest for Davey Jones ' locker. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Karate Club 3: Catholic Choir 4, 3: First Captain ' s Forum 2; Bugle Notes Assistant Editor I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader DANIEL ERNEST GOODING Bangor, Maine K C- " Big Dan " entered West Point straight from Lenox School with the credentials of a great athlete. His first meeting with the Academic Department showed signs of trouble. However, his perseverance extended from the athletic field to the classroom and with long, hard work, he climbed to the upper sections. Along with this, he also became a standout on the Lacrosse Team. Day after day, a consistently good iob and determination to do his best, mark Dan as a standout. There is no way he can fail to be a success in the future with his gameness. Sunday School Teacher 2, I ; Corps Squad Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander MICHAEL EDWARD GORECKI Portland, Oregon H— 2 It ' s hard to describe the change in Mike that has occurred over the past four years without listing the attributes of a Boy Scout. He Is neat, efficient and hard working. He became a friend who listened to the Ills of all without burdening them with his own — not a two-faced friend but a loyal unselfish friend. Mike is the one we will look for at reunions — the blanket is to Linus as the " Gork " Is to us. Astronomy Club 2; Behavioral Science Club 2; Cadet Band 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader Llll RICHARD ROSS GOODELL Middletown, Rhode Island B- Being an Army brat, Rick claims many loca- tions across the country as his home, from California and Colorado to Virginia, Pennsyl- vania, and Rhode Island. At West Point he found a home and an ideal — four years in time but forever in memory. Having a strong determination. Rick earned a place on the Dean ' s List for four years — always close, but never close enough to those magic Stars. His happiest moments came when he was Scuba diving, wrestling, playing water polo and En- gineer football. In Rick, the Army can ex- pect a fine officer to add to its roster. sky Diving 4; Culture Club 4, 3; Scuba Club Vice President 3, 2. I: Rabble Rouser 2; En- gineer Football Team 2, Class Rank — Platoon Leader ROBERT RAYMOND GORA Joliet, Illinois B— I Bob claims he gave up more girls, cars and scholarships than anyone else to come to West Point and this may be true, as the big tall blonde from Joliet has excelled in all three categories. The first in line to have a good time. Bob may best be remembered for his Babo-bombs and midnight boodle runs. The Portuguese club and Michie Stadium will long remember him as a good student and a fine football player. The first to the seconds and last to reveille. Bob had the unique ability of always coming out on top and at the top he will stay in the future. Portuguese Club 4, 3; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2; Football 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer WILLIAM STANLEY GRABOWSKI, JR. RAF Burtonv ood, United Kingdom H — 4 " Grub. " as he is affectionately called, can usually be found doing one of two things at any given time. He is either building model airplanes (and hiding them from inspecting officers), or practicing flawless slumbering tactics beneath his brown boy. He has an intelligent mind, a good sense of humor, and a great eye for beautiful girls. Come gradua- tion he is going to hop in his new MGB-GT and speed away to places unknown in search of fun and excitement, all the while sticking to his conviction that bachelorhood will be his way of life. We will always remember Bill as the man who made " Air Power " movies popular at West Point. Pistol 4, All American: Golf 4, 3; Rocket Society 3; French Club 3; Culture Club 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant K GARY ERNEST GRANT Sioux City, Iowa D— 3 The " Grey Goat " came to us from the plains of the Midwest and has struggled valiant- ly for four years with the Academic and Tactical Departments. Gary could be seen nearly every afternoon working out, whether it be handball, football, tennis, or iust walking the area. His quest for the Century Club was matched only by his desire to be truly out- standing in the classroom. " Mudcst ' s " great personality and winning spirit has destined him for success. Pointer Staff 4, 3, 2, 1; KDET 3, 2; Catholic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Bowling Club 3, 2; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader K GORDON TAYLOR GREEBY, JR. Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania E — 2 Many have wondered how an old man like Skip could keep up with his younger class- mates, but he not only kept up with them, he surpassed most of them in almost every- thing he did. Academics, athletics — Skip ex- celled in both, and more importantly, he al- ways had time to help a friend. All who knew him were that much the better for it, and if past performances are any indication of the future, Skip will be an excellent officer, and an asset to the Army. Hockey Manager 4, 3, 2, 1; De- bate Council Forum 2, I; KDET 2; Scoutmaster ' s Coun- Class Rank — Company Commander JAMES LEWIS GREENBERG Beebe, Arkansas D — 2 Jim came from Beebe, Arkansas — three miles east of Hog ' s Jowl, two miles south of Single Scratch, and five miles northwest of Rumbelly. He is easily recognized — whether singing the familiar strains of an aria from La Traviata, emitting the aroma of his now-famous cologne, " Stablesniff " , or just standing with hay stick- ing out of the corner of his hat. He has endeared himself to many with his honest, outgoing personality, innocence, and willing- ness to help. Eve-n if he is going bald, he has made many friends in the past four years, and cannot fail to gain more. Glee Club Administration Of- ficer 3, Secretary 2, Business Manager I ; Riding Club and Team President 2, I; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Rabble Rouser 2; PIO 2; Lacrosse 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant LIV Everyone on Earth is involved in a battle of some kind, from the moment of his birth until he breathes his last. Whatever you choose to make your major battlefront, I can only wish for you that you act always with the highest sense of honor - so that when the signature of your generation is left on the page of history it will be a proud one. Certainly the role of defender of liberty is one of the proudest that any man can fill. And nowhere is it more honored than in a free nation. We who fight pollution and waste and ugliness and blight are freer to do so because such men as you are standing guard. Q Sincerely yours, )?GjJ C Stewart L. Udall Secretary of the Interior MICHAEL LAWRENCE GRYGIEL Nashua, New Hampshire E — 4 Whether he is found on the ski slope or climbing the nearest nnountain, this young lad from New Hampshire can easily be dis- tinguished by his " Snoopy " sweatshirt with " Thlnl( Snow " inscribed on the back. When devoting his time to secondary activities like studying, Mike is surpassed by few. As this potential " shavetail " dons his gold bars, West Point will be losing one of the few people ever to appreciate its weather and the Army will be gaining a truly fine officer. Ski Team 4, 3, 2; Sky Divine Club 4, 3; Scuba Club 3, 2 Mountain Climbing Club 2. I Class Rank — Academic Sergeant IIDII IIIl|[ LV HENRY FREDERICK SREGOR Roslyn Heights, L.I., New York D— 3 New Yorker by birth, Hawaiian by choice. Hank took all that West Point could muster in his long stride. Neither the sadism of the OPE nor the subtle cunning of the Tactical Depart- ment could darken his cheerful countenance. Whatever may lie ahead for him on the road of life will prove no match for his refreshing individualism. Track 4; Fencing 4, 3; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3, 2, I ; German Club 4, 3, 2, I ; Military Affairs Club 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer LEON RUDOLPH GRIFFIN, II Henderson, Kentucky E— 2 Randy came to West Point Jrom the Blue Grass of Kentucky. Back home he could out- ride, outshoot, and outlove the best of them. Never one to get excited, he took life easy and played the game as it should be played. Along with picking guitar for spontaneous singouts. Randy managed to work in a little studying. He also was a fierce competitor in athletics and was never one to turn down a challenge. Grif had a high sense of loyalty to his friends and rightfully earned their respect from the start. He can be assured of a highly successful career. French Club 4, 3, 2; Behavioral Science Club 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant JOHN WESLEY GUINN, Clearwater, Florida C— 3 Within the confines of our grey walls lived a cadet who never let the pervading grey clouds trouble his soul. Jay came to West Point from sunny Florida, but the lack of sun- light never daunted him. He knew what was important and what was unimportant and he consistently pursued the Important goals, doing his best in everything he attempted and gen- erally getting the best results. A certain south- ern belle and the army are getting a fine catch. Baseball 4, 3, 2, I: French Club 3. Class Rank — Battalion Supply Officer, 1st Battalion I i ii ailing KARL JOHAN GUSTAFSON Augusta, Georgia D— 2 A brat at birth and a southern boy at heart, Gus found the gymnasium and athletic fields well suited to his interests. A fine athlete, Gus competed in all sports, with football, golf, and handball receiving his special attention. Never shirking his academic load, Gus found himself each semester among those listed on the latest Dean ' s List. Active also in many extracurricular activities, Gus has remained respected and admired throughout his four years. Gus will always be held in high esteem by his classmates of ' 58, and none but the best and most promising of careers lies in his future. German Club 4, 3, 2; Howitzer 3,2, I : Dialectic Society 3, 2, 1: Handball I; Public Relations Council 2; Math Forum 3: Rocket Society 2, 1. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant JOSEPH GARY GUIGNON St. Louis, Missouri E— 3 Joseph " Rip Van Winkle " Guignon came to West Point from St. Louis, Missouri. His talents in the swimming pool helped him keep his head above water in academics. He excelled at swimming and water polo in the afternoon and slept the rest of the time. His desire to sleep did not overshadow his desire to be away from West Point where his true talents as a lover and drinker showed forth. Joe ' s sense of humor and friendly attitude will carry him far In the future. Swimming Team 3, 2, I: Water Polo Club 3, 2, 1. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant DONALD GREGORY HALL Ironwood, Michigan C- Don came to us from the U.P., bringing with him tales that dwarf Paul Bunyon. You could al- ways rely on him to give you the latest rumor, whether he had heard it or not. He ' d stand before the mirror watching his hairline retreat, smoke your cigarettes, write your girl, tell you that you ' re " D " while you ' re dressing for the weekend. Seen often cow year polishing his guideon, this company man made evident his devotion to the Point, the Army, and the prospect of making Karen an Army wife. Don is an ex- perience, a warm and unforgettable character. Pistol Team 4; Judo Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Company Training Officer k LVI GARY WILLIAM HALSTEAD Aurora, Colorado 3—2 Gary came to us from the mountains of Colorado, boasting of its beauty in both land- scape and girls. A cheerful smile and the willingness to help others are his trademarks. He is well-known for his knack of leading, whether it be leading the corps through a " Rocket " or leading the SS department through " turn-outs. " Gary ' s a person everyone likes to call a friend and has always demonstrated that true success evolves from genuine sincerity and diligence. His presence will echo behind him long into the future, and the future will surely lead him to success. Rabble Rouser 3, 2, I; Ski Patrol 2, I; Ski Instructor 2, I; lOOth Night Show 3; SCUSA 4, 3, 2, I; Debate Council Forum 2, I; Dialectic Society 3, 2; First Captain ' s Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Adjutant DALE WINSLOW HANSEN Saco, Maine B— 2 Dale will long be remembered by his friends in B — 2 as the fun-loving, hard work- ing, never stop trying classmate, who brought a cheerful smile to everyone he saw. His future is a cloudless sky because he works hard at everything he does. It will be difficult to forget his help with Juice problems. As Dale leaves the grey walls he takes with him the great drive and personality that makes him a natural winner. Cadet Band 2; Behavioral Sci- ence Club 2, I; French Club 1; Pointer I. Class Rank — Sergeant MARK FOSTER HANSEN Annadale, Virginia G— I Good-natured would fall short of describing Hans. It ' s no problem finding him in a crowd- ed motion picture; wait for the first [oke and then just listen. Some people are unable to form friendships in a lifetime, but with Hans its a matter of minutes. His good humored laugh will echo in the halls of Old South longer than any spoken tribute, and his smiling face longer than any plaque. Engineer Football 2. Class Rank: Regimental Supply Officer LVII EDWARD DORSEY HAMMOND Ramsey, New Jersey B — 3 Ed " A.S.P. " Hammond has talcen the ingredi- ents of hard work, perseverance, and flexibility and gone to battle against Bartlett Hall. Shielded by the stars on his collar, Ed ' s vic- tory was never really In doubt. His willingness to help his classmates has been appreciated by many a man and his four years here have been a benefit to all. Ed also has a keen interest in athletics and has been one of the most ardent boosters of all Army teams. Paul Krassner and William Buckley were synthesized in Ed ' s room into a mellow yellow be-in duty concept. His future is a cinch, so the only thing left to ask Is, " Who is Shelia Campion?? " Basketball Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Latin American Academy Ex- change Program 2; Spanish Club 3: Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Dance Band 4, 3, 2, I: Behavioral Sci- ence Club 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant ii iialliiiQ JAMES VON HARGIS Warren, Arkansas B — I With his southern smile and year round tan, Jim has put a little of that famous southern hospitality into all of us. As a well mannered gentleman, Jim took up such incongruous ac- tivities as smashing opposing linemen with his blasts from the backfleld and churning ca- noes across Popolopen. Always just a step in front of academics — a half-step at that — Jim never let up in anything he did but ap- proached all with a serious and thoughtful at- titude. This same attitude will be a most wel- come asset to Jim and to the Army in the future. Football 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant LOUIS JEROME HANSEN St. Louis, Missouri D— 4 " Jer " came from St. Louis, Gateway to the West, to West Point, the back door on the Hudson. A considerate, conscientious, devout man with a heart as big as the Big Muddy, he will be an asset to any unit with which he serves. With the weapons of a friendly smile and an open mind, he carved a place for himself In our ranks forever. Howitzer 4: Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; German Club 2, I; SCUSA 3, 2, I: Dialectic So- ciety I ; Karate Club 2, I ; Sun- day School Teacher 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive _ Officer " PETER BYRON HANSON Swampscott, Massachusetts F— I In his Quixotic search for " true knowledge, " Geheimrat could always be found roaming from the grey walls of West Point to either the cultured walls of Lincoln Center or the log walls of Bear Mountain ' s Ski Lodge. Always a believer in " basic fundamentals " and " King Snow, " Pete felt that these attributes reinforced with his proboscldlous memory would enable him to rationalize his way over any obstacle. Yes, the " Hanson Rationale " will not be truly tested until after the first five years and then you may find his snowy whiteness tinted with that certain olive shade of green. Fourth Class Glee Club 4: Tri- athlon Club 4, 3: German Club 3, 2: Debate Council Forum 3, 2: Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2, 1; Ski Team 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant K JOHN TROMPEN HARMEUNS, JR. El Paso, Texas B — 3 A few of us managed to become educated in spite of the academic system. One of these was John. John had the rare ability to discern what really matters in ' this life, and pursue It with maximum effort. One of the most versatile of our classmates. Prince Charming was always to be found at his leisure, whether in the handball courts, the halls of learning, or the night spots of New York City. His gentle suaveness, consideration of others, and wit were the source of Immense popularity he enjoyed. None of us doubt that he will continue his habit of success in the years to come. Bugle Notes Advertising Staff 2, Editor (Advertising) I; Fourth Class System Committee 2, I; Corps Squad Squash 4: Pointer (Mandate) 2, I; Rocket Society 3; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer HOWARD FRANCIS HARPER Storm Lake, Iowa E — 2 When Howie entered the academy, he brought with him an unlimited capacity for fun. He was always able to quickly conn- plete his duties so that he could enjoy Ms few class privileges. Low on funds but high on ideas, Howie knew how to get the greatest pleasure from his limited free time. A week-end resident of " Flirty, " he could always find a good time, whether it was in Nassau or New York City. Recognizing Howie ' s talent for fun and efficient work, we all knew he would rise to the top. Fine Arts Forum 2, I; French Club 4. 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I ; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LVIII STEPHEN JAMES HARPER Fort Collins, Colorado B— 2 Hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Steve brought us new zest and vitality. Whether grappling on the mats or battling on the links, his Image as an athlete will always be re- membered. HHe was able to adjust to academy life easily as he never spent more than a couple of hours on a term paper and he was always in bed by taps. Graduation meant just one thing to him — marriage to his transplanted sweetheart. Those of us who knew Steve agree that there Is much more in store for him as his determination and sincerity cannot fail to bring success to his career. Corps Squad Wrestling 4; Corps Squad Golf 4. 3, 2. I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I . Class Rank — Platoon Leader LAWRENCE THOMAS HART Hinsdale, Illinois " Fat La vas one of the greatest H— 2 the Whether in track or with girls his determination Will undoubtedly carry him to towering heights. This nnan of steel who avoided fights Because he was considerate of every friend Of which the number will never end But we ' ll always remember this remarkable guy For his subtle wit and his desire to try To help anyone at all who needed a lift — Yes, to West Point he was a truly great gift. And wherever the Army will make him depart His fame will only be matched by his hl(e)art. Football 4, 2. 1; Track 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant |C JAMES MELVIN HARTER Lemmon Grove, California F— 4 Two of Jim ' s goals as a cadet were to get to sleep by 8 o ' clock and to be captain of the wrestling team. He tried hard at being in bed early, but sometimes studies got in the way. As for Captain of the wrestling team, this position was the product of a lot of hard work. He took first in the Easterns, 4th In the Nationals. After Graduation, he ' ll be a fine bachelor officer in his 1967 Mako Shark. Wrestling 4, 3, 2, Captain I; Scuba Club 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank — Company Commander LIX KEITH BEST HARRELSON Forrest City, Arkansas 3—1 whether it was girls, academics, football or all three combined that caused Keith to lose his hair while at West Point, no one knows. Yet, when any of these subjects was discussed Keith ' s name was always mentioned. With a big build and a bigger smile, Keith could stop anything except a " D " list in its tracks. The pride of Forrest City, Arkansas, " Hog " Harrelson marveled his classmates by the easy manner with which he could handle any situation — from extra girls to extra tenths; the same easy manner that will make him suc- cessful In the future. Corps Squad — Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Management Club 2. I. Class Rank — Sergeant MICHAEL ROBERT HART Denver, Colorado E— I Michael came to West Point from the mile- high city to fulfill his desire to become an of- ficer. At the outset of plebe year Mike seized the initiative and entrenched himself in the solid middle academically. For all his jest and merriment Mike has a serious side too; his girl first, money second, and enlightening his best friends third. Mike is looking forward to the challenges of an Artillery career and of support- ing Janean and his baseball team of little Harts. Ski Team 4, 3: Ski Patrol and Ski Instructor 2, I: Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Choir 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ! K DAVID MICHAEL HATCHER Sioux City, Iowa H— 3 Dave came to the Point straight from Sioux City, Iowa, the world ' s largest jDopcorn manu- facturer. He " bull dogged " his way through Beast and gained fame as the " Beat Navy Foghorn. " With Glee Club and the Hatchet Man radio show, he majored in trips and minored in academics. Dave was not to be stopped by a slight set-back received junior year in the Hotel Thayer parking lot. The guys will be ever grateful to Dave ' s kid sister for her weekly supply of home-town boodle. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3; Ca- det Glee Club 3, 2, I; KDET 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer fC JOHN GILBERT HATHAWAY San Luis Obispo, California C— 3 " Hathaboo " strolled into West Point wear- ing " sneaks, " cut-offs, and sandals. Exchang- ing these for a complete set of " grays " left John undaunted. Studying only when absolutely necessary, like just before GR ' s ... and again just before turn-outs, " Tigre " managed to pull through academics. When John exchanges " grays " for " greens, " the Infantry will receive a fine officer and an outstanding Individual. We look for John to go far ... maybe half- way round the world? (Don ' t forget to ducit, buddy!) Wrestling 4, 3, 2, I; Skydiving Club 4, 3; Scoutmasters Coun- cil 4, 3, 2, 1; Math Forum 3; French Club 4, 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2; Military Affairs Club 3; Chess Club 3; Culture Club 3, 2, I; Rabble Rousers I ; Mountaineer- ing Club 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader KENNETH WILLIAM HAUCK Jamestown, New York D — I Ken came to West Point fresh from a hospital bed as a result of an automobile accident, but he didn ' t let this hinder him. Through drive and determination he soon ac- quired a certain reputation with " dress-offs. " Since then he has climbed up the ladder of knowledge to success in various fields such as " juice " and " fluids. " Despite these obstacles he has developed much confidence in himself. This coupled with his ability to get the job done efficiently and quickly will carry him far in his chosen branch, the Infantry. Debate Council Forum 4; Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; Slum Gravy 3: Dialectic So- ciety I; Spanish Club 2, I; Ka- rate Club 2, I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Corporal 2. Class Rank — Training Sergeant KENDALL FIELDER HAVEN Glendale, California G— 4 Ken is our California surfer. He came to West Point with sand still between his toes, probably one reason why he never wears shoes. He surmounted all of the obstacles placed before him — he has even been able to keep his " Beatle " haircut for four years against the wishes of the Tactical Department. An all- around great guy. Ken is noted for his suc- cesses in the fields of academics and sports. He will go far in any area that he chooses, and we all hope soon. Our only advice to him is to not be so aggressive with the ladies. 150-lb Football 4, 3; Rugby 3, 2, I ; Rocket Society 3. 2; Howitzer Staff I; Track 4; Bas- ketball Manager 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant LX MICHAEL ELMORE HAVEY Wichita Falls, Texas B— 4 Mike ' s busy manner and his occasional bursts of Industry characterized his four years of bliss at the Academy. His periodic spurts of en- thusiasm had Mike trying his hand in many things from guitar playing to Karate. Needless to say, Academics came as time permitted after all else, but still with little trouble. A professional attitude and quick mind will sep e Mike well in his career ahead. Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Swimming Team 4, 3; Goat-Engineer Football 2r Rugby 3. Class Rank — Training Sergeant RICHARD ASPINALL HAWLEY. JR. Devon, Pennsylvania D — I Rick came to us after a year of college and a tour in the Navy ' s Submarine Service. Emerg- ing from the depths, he soon established him- self as a tough man in the clutch. His popu- larity among academic Instructors was legend- ary, and the respect he gained from his class- mates increased with each semester ' s end. A shy smile assured him of successful weekends, which he exploited at every opportunity. His goal Is to be a real fine Infantry officer. The Engineers ' loss Is the Infantry ' s gain. Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Skydiving Club 2, I: Howitzer 4, 3, 2, I, Special Projects Editor I ; French Club 3, 2: Pointer 3, 2, I; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 3,2, I : Trap Skeet Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Military Affairs Club 2, I; Rock- et Society I , Class Rank — Finance Sergeant ROBERT LEON HAYES Sidney, Ohio B— 3 Entering with his eyes on the gridiron, Leon found his ambitions thwarted by an old tra- dition at West Point — a damaged knee. Fin- ally reconciling himself to the situation {and the life of a Cadet In general), he mellowed into a favorite Sunday School on Post, and in his spare time he even managed to serve as company stereo-gear expert — In spite of his record with the juice department. Leon ' s friend- liness and determination will stand him in good stead In his future career. C-Squad Football 4; B-Squad Football 3; A-Squad and Outdoor Track 3; School Teacher 3, 2, I; talneering Club 2, I . Class Rank — Sergeant ndc Sunday Moun- LXI CHARLES FARRINS HAWKINS Ninllchik, Alaska E— I Chjcit came to West Point from the wllds of Alaska. The change in climate was a shock to him, but he never let the weather or the system get him down. He never lost his sense of humor or his natural friendliness. Chuck won ' t leave these gray walls with a tot of tenths in academics, but he has made many friends and his natural ability to work with people will serve both him and the Army. Rifle Team 4, 3: 4, 3, 2. Slum Gravy Class Rank — Activities Sergeant JOHN CHARLES HEDLEY Rochester, New York A— 1 A staunch believer that mechanics and juice are not prerequisites for being a good infantry- man, John will emerge as a fine product of the academy. To prove his worth he has come through four tough years and two major opera- tions with unmatched spirit and determination. His classmates In ' ole A — I admire and respect him a great deal for the courage he has dis- played. These attributes will open many doors in the Army for John. Hop Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Fencing 4; Pointer 1; Hospital 3, 2. Class Rank — Training Sergeant HARRY ELLIS HAYES Alexander City, Alabama F— 4 " Ricochet Rabbit " — founder of the midnight excursion club, charter member of the Picnic Society, and king of the 150 field. West Point hasn ' t changed this bare foot southern boy with cheek of tan. His future holds a horse, a rifle, and a pair of cowboy boots and time to hunt and fish. Everyone was proud to call him ' friend ' . ISO-lb Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Ski Bum 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant GEORGE JAMES HECKMAN, JR. Whitestone, Long Island, New York F— 3 An active sports enthusiast in high school, George has led the F — 3 soccer team to two Brigade Championships and the lacrosse team to a Regimental Championship. During the winter he participated in boxing and has yet to be beaten. • Besides sports George enjoys his long hair, dating, and taking trips. The trip sections of the Culture Club, Math Forum, and French Club often find George there. A popular personality, George is the most likely liberal candidate for CO. He is extremely active and hard working — two qualities that will Insure George of success In the Army and later on In the civilian world. Math Forum 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4, 3, 2, I, Secretary; Cul- ture Club 4, 3; Newman Forum 3, 2; Behavioral Science Club 2, I: Rugby 4; Brigade Soccer Team 2. Class Rank — Company Commander BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HEIL, JR. Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania D — 4 Ben stems from the coal region of Pennsyl- vania, a fact of which his friends often re- minded him. He was also known for his particu- lar manner of walking, due to large bows in his legs. During his four years at West Point he was very Interested in Army sports. Although he didn ' t play Corps Squad, he was one of Army ' s true fans, and he was a solid supporter of all the Army teams. He was able to get along with all of his classmates and as a result he was readily able to obtain their cooperation, a characteristic that will follow him throughout his military career. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Scout- masters Council 4, 3,2, I : Order of the Arrow 4, 3,2, I ; Honor Committee 2, I. Class Rank — Regimental CAO JOHN EDWARD HEISEL Palatine, Illinois ll|[ll llll|[ E— 3 With the looks of a Roman gladiator and desire and esprit to match, John would appear to be more at home in the Colllseum. How- ever his academic prowess, afflable personal- ity, and positive leadership preclude such a modest destiny. Although we wish him luck, we hardly think he ' ll need It — success Is Immi- nent. 150-lb Football 4, 3; Scoutmas- ter ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; Russian Club 4, 3, 2; Class Committee 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer LXII EDWARD JOE HELLER Murphysboro, Illinois H— 2 After he toddled in and reported to the man in the red sash with the rest of us, the man from Murphysboro strove to prove he was equal to or better than any classmate at West Point. Ed ' s grades rose (he was consistently on the Dean ' s List), he was an excellent athlete (obvious to anyone who tried to keep up with him on the basketball court), he was ready to help friends, and he approached any duty in a conscientious and effective manner. He fulfilled his goal. Because of this seriousness of purpose, he will be sure to meet any future goals, but still we wish to say, " Good luck, Ed. " Gymnastics, Team 4; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant KIM JURY HENNINGSEN Dillon, Montana G— I Before Ping came east, Clifford-or-not told him not to let them get to you. He smiled that very first day, and is still smiling now. Others smile with him, for Ping has the unusual ability to get himself Into the darndest situa- tions, and yet, he still manages to get out of most of them. Ping is stubborn! If anyone asks, he still proudly says, " Ah ' m from Mon-tana, " and systems pass him by without effect. Frank- ly, we are all glad that he is stubborn, for under that tall exterior, there dwells an equal- ly large heart. A gambler he Isn ' t. An aca- demic standout he isn ' t. But a friend he Is. Don ' t make a mistake, though. Ping is also dedicated and determined, as anyone who stood between him and the basket will attest. In short, all one can say Is that Montana State ' s loss, was our gain. Mountaineering Club 4, 3; French Club 4: Military Affairs Club I; Editor Egregious 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant. S« , .■ " ' - 9 = . ROBERT MCCALL HENSLER Des Moines, lov a A— I Although fighting a four-year battle with the Academic Departments and almost com- mitting his final reserves in Yearling English and second-semester Juice, Bob never gave up striving. Despite these problems he was still one of the original mashers on the Rugby team for four years and a natural goat, er, star, on the Goat Football Team. With his great determination and capacity for hard work, there is no doubt in our minds that the fu- ture will be bright for this Infantry File when he finally turns In his D- 1 .9 slide rule for an M-16 rifle. Rugby 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Sky- diving Club 3; Portuguese Club 3; Goat Football 2; Football 4. Class Rank — Company Commander X LXIII ROBERT HILL HENDERSON Arimo, Idaho E— 4 Many in Fourth Regiment, especially E — 4, owe their acadennlc proficiency to this nnan. No one who needed help in academics was ever turned away, and long were the hours that he spent tutoring them. His genius in electricity became almost legend. During his off duty hours he could argue with the best of them and still come away smiling. His gift for visualizing common situations was unique, but his knack for humorously relating them to listeners was exceptional. Bob ' s diligence and unique sense of humor will carry him far. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant STEPHEN MICHAEL HERMAN Woodhaven, New York B — 2 " Herms " was one of the rocks upon which Company B — 2 was built this year. An " experi- enced " soldier, and the oldest man in the com- pany, Steve was looked up to and respected as one of the most dedicated and responsible men in the class. In the Army, all men must carry their own pack, but with " Herms " by your side, that pack doesn ' t seem so heavy anymore. Honor Committee 2, I ; Jewish Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Jewish Sunday School 4, 3, 2. I; Point- er 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Commander J JOSEPH RICHARD HENRY College Park, Maryland E— 3 Straight out of USAFA Prep School, Joe tackled West Pont with all the vigor and en- thusiasm he could muster. Although he soon conformed to the general attitude, his competitive desire never left him. Swift of foot, Joe often was able to demonstrate his talents whether on the athletic field, or a Saturday night chase with the TD. A firm and loyal friend Joe will undoubtedly excel in all his future endeavors. Audio Club 3, 2, I; French Club 2; Math Forum 2; 150-lb Football 4; Track (Indoor) 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader - r DENNIS JOHN HERSENRETHER Reno, Nevada H — 3 " Hergle. " coming from the gambling capital of the world, Reno, took a chance on West Point and won big in both academics and athletics. Although he spent most of his time winning varsity letters In swimming and sleeping, he still had time to help out the class by working the ASP ' s, Hergie was a great friend and inspiration to all that he met. The Artillery will be getting a fine soldier and " Supertact " will be getting a good FO. " On the way, wait. " Swimming 4, 3, 2, I; Water Polo 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Choir 4; Glee Club 4. Class Rank- Sergeant -Company 1st k GLEN MARTIN HEWITT Arlington, Virginia F— 3 Glen ' s only desire, to be happy, was un- disturbed by the rigors of Cadet life. Soon to find the more he had to do, the happier he was. Glen found an unlimited source of happiness at West Point. Always Intent on doing the best he could, he never lost sight of his goal. With friendship and hard work as his guideposts, happiness and accomplish- ment are sure to follow. Class Rank — Platoon Leader VICTOR EDWARD HIATT Glasgovv, Montana H— 2 Vic, an Air Force brat, is returning to the " Wild Blue " upon graduation — won ' t be able to explore rice paddies with most of us. He seems to have missed his calling as he is just as at home In the water as he is on land. As a champion of the Brown Boy Vic has proven once again that It is indeed a cadet ' s best friend. Active, cheerful, helpful and un- electrlcal are Vic ' s most prominent traits, still unsillied by grey fringe. Never being one to let anything — slugs or otherwise — bother him. he should do well either in or out of the serv- ice. P.S. How ' s your air, Vic? German Club 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2, I; 1968 Fourth Cl ass Sys- tem Committee 2. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant LXIV WILLIAM JOE HIGGINS, Fort Banning, Georgia G— 3 Company parties, eclair fights, and after- taps activities have changed innocent Willy Joe since July ' 64. Between relinquishing sum- mer leave to averaging twelve hours of sleep a day to playing golf during spring parade season, Meatball pursued his fitness program. The one project upon which he so diligently worked took one gloom period to polish up. While he sidetracked us with his warm, outgoing personality during those winter months, he was secretly mastering the " Thumper. " Meatball, motivated by two basic Instincts and 18 genera- tions of Infantry relations, must follow suit: Fort Benning to Fort Benning via the Point! German Club 4, 3, 2; SCUSA 2; Golf 4, 3, 2; Car Committee 2, I: Catholic Representative 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer BARRY GEORGE HITTNER Reading, Pennsylvania A— 3 Barry, though a star man (affectionately known among the goats as " the curve-wrecker " ), nevertheless finds time to study diligently. Dis- tinguished by the five o ' clock shadow on the back of his head, Barry helps out his home- town ' s balance of trade by Importing lots of pretzels for company consumption. His quiet Infiltration of various extracurricular clubs has landed our boy on more week-end trips than he can handle. Professionalism to me, please. German Club 3, 2, I: Math Forum 2, I ; Behavioral Sciences Club 2, I, Secretary I; Astrono- my Club 3, 2, I; Howitzer 3; Pointer 3; Sunday School Teacher 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader FRED HOLLY HOBLIT Phoenix, Arizona E— I From his Phoenix home, Fred came deter- mined to make a name for himself. A valuable member of the Plebe swimming team and A squad golf team, he could always be counted upon to deliver. His competitive spirit con- tinued on Into his academic work where ■ he consistently gave his best. Regardless of the task, Fred showed a cheerfulness which con- tinually won him friendships. He faced each day as an opportunity and each opportunity has led him to a position of respect he will be able to cherish throughout his life. C-Squad Swimming; C-Squad Golf; A-Squad Golf 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Howitzer Staff 2; lOOth NIte Show 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant LXV CHARLES RICHARD HILL Upper Mon+clair, New Jersey C— 2 A man of many talents Is the Blob. Despite his blinding speed he has managed to slow down long enough to be a standout " scrummer " on the Rugby team. We ' ll all remember his rec- ord seven months of wearing the same short tie and his ability to shine academically with books untouched between the covers. Charlie is bound to make it big some day and it ' ll probably be in the same great style he ' s famous for. Rugby Club 4, 3. 2, I, Property Officer 1; 150-lb Football 4; Pointer Sports Staff 4. 3, 2, I, Sports Editor 1 : Pistol 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader r EDMUND RHODES HOBBS San Rafael, California G— 3 Arriving at West Point with an impressive set of credentials, Ed pursued all aspects of cadet life with a dedication and determina- tion that has never faltered. His adeptness with the books, poopsheets, and sarcasm ac- companied by a self-assuring paternalism, has demanded both our respect and our admira- tion. Appreciating the finer things of life, he was always the first one to take advantage of a trip or weekend leave whenever the opportunity arose. Although we may lose him to the Air Force, we cannot begrudge the fact that Ed will succeed in meeting the high ideals he has set for the career to come. Bugle Notes 4, 3, 2, I, Editor- in-Chief; The Pointer 4, 3, 2, I, Advertising; Public Information Detail 2, I: Catholic Choir 4, 3; Russian Club 4, 3; Fine Arts Forum 3,2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader JEROME WEBER HOLDERNESS Passaic, New Jersey D— I Continuing a long-standing family tradition, Jerry came to West Point, bringing with him a ready wit and an ample sense of humor — even after his frequent skirmishes with the Cadet Laundry. Throughout his four years here, Jerry has shown an unswerving loyalty to his friends and the utmost devotion to duty. Success will be no stranger to this man. Mortar Staff 3; Mountaineering Club 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader hl TERENCE CHARLES HOLLAND Springfield, New Jersey F — 2 T.C. came to the cold North East from the surf of California. His enthusiasm was directed towards avoiding a long walk on Saturdays and a long climb on Sunday. This Engineer spent his afternoons either on the pistol range, taping every record in the Corps, or studying the stresses caused by himself on the springs of his bed. His hard-working attitude and his cheerful disposition will make Terry a fine officer. Spanish Club 4, 2, I; C.S, Pistol Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant Pistol Club 2, I; Math 1 4 JOHN BRUCE HORN Baltimore, Maryland C-A Born and bred in Baltimore, Bo came north with a suitcase in one hand and a lacrosse stick in the other. While most of us were being conditioned toward the goal of hard rock of- ficers, Bo ' s understanding and appreciation of his friends remained unmarred. He is well liked by all of us, and will make one of the most dedicated twenty year officers. B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I; B- Squad Lacrosse 4, 3, 2; Military Affairs Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JAMES DENTON HORTON Kennewick, Washington D— 4 From distant Washington " Horts " came to us with a passion for skiing and W.S.U. sweat- shirts. No stranger to the " D " list, Jim seemed to let his daily struggle for tenths affect his outlook on life. Fighting uphill all the way, he set a record for least use of Second Class privileges, becoming a ranking " star " man. Jim had a fondness for the fairer sex and a good pipe. The latter was the steadier collection. He ' ll be best remembered for his skill in " alcove volleyball, " his " coffin-like " rack po- sition, and his non-existent snores. Howitzer 4; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I; Ski Team 4. 3, 2, I; Acolyte, Protestant Chapel 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant LXVI DORSEY DAVID HOSTLER Tuckahoe, New Jersey H— 2 Dutch came to us from Lehigh University seeming to major in freshman years, making phone calls, and running official errands for the first sergeant. He Is certainly in high con- tention for both the roommate of the year and broadcast buddy of year awards. If one likes saltwater taffy and messy trips from the NIT, Dutch is the superlative buddy to have under or on top of the water. Scuba Clu b 3, 2, 1; Pointer 4, 3. 2, 1 Spanish Ck b 3, 2, 1; KDET R adio 4, 3 Beha vioral Sc lences 2 1 ; Astronor ny Club 2; Rugby Club 4r Fi ne Arts Fo rum 2, 1. C ass Rank- O fficer — Compan yE ec utlve 2 C JEFFREY LOUIS HOUSE Los Angeles, California B — 2 Some say he marched to a distant beat. Others say he just couldn ' t " see It " . He was known as the " Mouse " , that was his name, And he searched for truth instead of fame. He sketched with a hand that was quick to see, The face of a woman in Its entirety. Every man knew of his consoling ear, And whenever confounded, were soon to draw near. He loved life, and life loved him, But for his quips our llfe ' d been grim. From this man we learned one thing. There ' s more to the Point than just the ring! Cadet Band 2, I: Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I: Spanish Club 4, 3; Behavioral Science Club 4, 3; Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Training Sergeant NEIL DWAYNE HUGHES Goddard, Kansas G— 4 Neil ' s greatest attributes are his athletic prowess and his inherent ability to get along with others. He became known on the bas- ketball team as " Judge Hughes " for his perseverance from the bench. In his own eyes Neil considers himself as the Casanova of the cadet set, usually receiving letters from no less than ten different girls at one time. His biggest problem is deciding which one to marry — being firmly convinced of the " good points " of mar- ried life. Nell will always be remembered as the Kansas farm boy who could never corrupt himself, no matter how hard he tried. Basketball 4, 3, 2, I; Baseball 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LXVII RUSSELL JAMES HOUCK Mineral Ridge, Ohio C— 2 Russ brought a friendly smile and an anti- septic vocabulary with him, which, coupled with his good nature, made him one of the more popular people around. A budding athlete until the Itnee man got ahold of him. Russ turned his attention to Intramurals where he laid waste the competition. As an honor rep, he led us down the straight and narrow path, when otherwise we might have gone astray. He was one of " those " who chose math electives, and just to confound everybody, did pretty well in them. There is no doubt in anybody ' s mind that Russ will be a highly successful man in whatever he tries his hand. Baptist Student Union 4, 3; C- Squad Football 4; Honor Repre- sentative 3.2, I ; Fishing Club 2, I. Class RanIc— Regii Executive Offic sntal JAMES THOMAS HOWARD Youngs+ovvTi, Ohio E— 2 James T. or Jim as he is variously known, represents one of the most philosophical and intellectual movements afoot. His good nature and subtle wit, colored by his most unusual background, have made him Corps famous. In addition, Jim has proven himself an outstanding businessman and disciple of Wall St. in his dealings in the telephone and banking areas. Superb in mind, body, and Soul, Jim will not fade as a shadow with time, but will remain a fond memory in the coming years. SCUSA 2; Class Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2; Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3; Plebe Glee Club 4; Cross Country and Track 4, 3; Judo 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant CHRISTOPHER SAL lACONIS North Attleboro, Massachusetts F l Chris ' s attitude has allowed him to remain calm, serene and aloof from everything that has transpired around him. Preferring to concentrate his efforts on track, skiing and two girls, Chris has also managed to log more rack time and correspondingly higher grades than any other man in the Corps. A year at Yale gave him an appreciation for the good life and he has attempted in every way to bring It to West Point — though it has faced some adverse pres- sures. Chris has always been noted for his friendliness, easy-going manner, casual attire, high grades, and casts. Only the TD will be happy to see him leave. Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Cardinal Newman Forum 4; Scu- ba Club 3: Ski Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant WILLIAM ROSS IRVIN Round Rock, Texas K E— 3 " An Army Brat from Texas " Is an apt description. " Wrinkles " came determined to do well and enioy himself. Finding that the two were not possible at the same time, he chose the latter and emerged as E — 3 ' s best plugger and chugger. Never one to let the big things bother him Ross came out of West Point being fatter, smelling sweeter, looking tanner and waxing more indolence than any of his con- temporaries. Howitzer 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4; French Club 3, 2; Debate Council Forum 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ROBERT DOUGLAS HUNT Columbus, Ohio A— 3 Bob Is the " old man " of our class and worthy of the distinction — for he brings a careful, con- sidering mind backed by experience Into all his actions. He Is respected by all his classmates and was elected to one of the highly respected positions at West Point, a member of the Cadet Honor Committee. Despite his age, he whips across the country as a member of the ski team — great on and with the snow. Academical- ly, he is a hard worker and conscientious stu- dent, although sometimes his mind Is not on his studies. Bob has attained the respect and friendship of us all and is headed for success. Skydiving Club 4, 3, 2, I; Ski Team 4, 3, 2, I; Lacrosse 4; Spanish Club 3, 2, I: Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I: Honor Com- mittee: Cultural Club 2, I; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Regimental Supply Officer HARRISON ULRICH JACK Woodland, California H— I Harrison, better known to us as " Flip " came to us from far off sunny California. He may have been unfamiliar with many of the eastern ways, but his easy going personality and ability to make friends accounted for any difference in backgrounds. A great sports and outdoors enthusiast, Flip is willing to try any- thing new. We have been proud to know Flip and are sure that he will have a successful career. Tennis 4, 3; Squash 4; Sport Parachute Club 2; German Club 3, 2: Culture Club 3, 2; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LXVIII Yours is not the first class to leave West Point for the battlefield, but perhaps never before has so much been expected of junior military leadership. It is not enough to fight with skill and valor. You are expected to nourish the seed of freedom in far places, to teach men to live together as brothers, to bind wounds of spirit as well as of body, to be peacemakers and peacekeepers. ' ' Duty, honor, country ' ' takes on new meaning for you as you assume the respon- sibility of commissioned officers. Let part of this responsibility be to inspire others with the selfless idealism reflected in your motto. Wherever you now go, the prayers of a grateful nation go with you. JOSEPH JOHN JAVORSKI, JR. Thompson ille, Connecticut D— 4 Leaving the frolic oi college life to enter Beast Barracks Joe soon became famous for his unrestrainable sense of humor. This to- gether with his refreshing optimism and variety of interests has won many true friends and made him a valuable member of several class activities. A star player for the engineers, but a goat at heart he has never been one to let the academic world interfere with his active Interests in sports, women, and good times. Volleyball Club 3, 2, I. President I : Class Committee: Goat-Engi- neer Football 2; SCUSA 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander LXIX 1 ' l GILBERT ARTHUR JACOBS Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin C— 3 Gil arrived here from Wisconsin with a smile on his boots, and mud on his face, or versa. At our first parade in Beast Barracks Gil managed to show up without a B-plate, and has had troubles at parades ever since In his constant struggles with academics, wre: tling. and the Tac. Gil always retained his sense of humor, and also retained the dedica- tion and determination which will take him far. Chess Club 4. 3, 2. I; Math Forum 3,2, I ; Culture Forum 2. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant CHARLES ROBERT JAMES. JR. Falls City, Nebraska E— 2 Hailing from the rolling plains of Nebraska, " Chick " lost the first round of a duel with History. However he returned after a brief respite and took charge, winning the bout. In any sport. Chick could be expected to perform with the best. One to try almost anything once, he picked up many valuable qualities and abilities. With his warm humor and earnest desire to help others, he cannot fail in any pursuit. Track 4; Sports Information De- tail 4. 3; B-Chapel Choir 4, 3; Behavioral Science Club 2, I : Rocket Society Club 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant. K JAMES JUDE JENNINGS Niles, Ohio F— 2 Jim slid into West Point from a then un- known Niles, Ohio. But within a short time everyone knew about it and Ohio State Uni- versity. He had a Pearl of a first year surviv- ing the rigors of living in a division with the strict Second Regimental staff. Yearling year Jim devoted most of his time to academics. His highest average coming in Advanced Brown-boy. Junior year turned out to be a Ter-rific one with weekend leaves and trips used to the best of his ability. Niles is looking for- ward to the return of its favorite son as a commissioned officer in the Army. Portuguese Club 3, 2, I; Hop Committee 2, I; Dialectic So- ciety 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader fC ROBERT THEODORE JETLAND Arlington, Virginia C- -3 Being a former resident of the fiftieth State of the Union, Bob came as a true surfer to add his contributions to the Academy. Being a brat it took Bob little time in adjusting to the system and making friends with everyone. Bob has spent many of his days doing the Brown Boy pull-over and still managed to escape the grasp of the academic departments. After the summer of 1966, Bob was still looking forward to his vacation in Florida. Perhaps some day, it will come true. French Club 4, 3, 2, I; As- tronomy Club 2, I : Rocket So- ciety 2, I ; Military Affairs Club I. Class Rank — Sergeant WILLIAM C. JEFFRIES, JR. Somer ' s Point, New Jersey C— 2 Bill, C — 2 ' s karate enthusiast, took it upon himself to help the new construction program, and no door in C — 2 was left intact. Amiable and outspoken. Bill always seemed to be throw- ing karate chops at anyone he caught off guard. Unlike most cadets, Bill took an active in- terest in his development into a leader, and he applied himself in every way in order to achieve his goal. Bill and West Point always got along and the long gray line was the chief beneficiary. Judo 4; Baptist Student Union 4. 3. 2, I; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3, 2, I; Astronomy Club 3; Karate Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander fC THOMAS KEITH JEWELL Vista, California C— 3 While at West Point Tom lived up to the old axiom that you only live once and you ought to make the most of it. He managed to make the best of the situation and always enjoy life to its utmost. Despite some minor scrapes with the Tactical Department " Ca- detchi " always managed to stay ahead of the academic departments and spread his en- thusiasm amongst others in his role as Rabble Rouser. T.K.J., with his long-haired beauty. Pam, by his side, leaves W.P. headed for flight school armed with a 427 vette, a plot of land in the Bahamas, and a pair of well broken in skiis. Class Committee 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4, 3, 2, President 2; Rabble Rousers 3, 2, I; Chapel Choir A-Squad 4, 3, 2, I; Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; Math Forum 3. 2, I ; Military Af- fairs Club 3: Goat-Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LXX CLAUDE ALTON JOHNSON Boone, North Carolina D— 3 Claude came to us from the banks of mighty Kraut Creelc, North Carolina. While at West Point, he collected more injuries (and girls] than any wrestler in the history of the school. Claude wore " Stars of excellence " sig- nifying his ability to tie up in English. All of us will always remember him as a truly good friend and as an outstanding person with all the trimmings necessary to be a great success. Wrestling 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant DONALD ARTHUR JOHNSON Spokane, Washington B— 2 Don traveled across our great country from Washington State to West Point. He brought with him many things of great value to share with those of us who know him in his abound- ing friendship and Interest in others, tte also brought honors to the Corps as the first Eastern Intercollegiate Golf Champion since 1945. There is no limit to success when one has talent and there is no limit to Don ' s talent. Golf 4, 3, 2, Captain I. Class Rank — Company Commander K GREGORY BRUCE JOHNSON Oklahoma City, Oklahoma C — 4 Jonce ' s enthusiastic devotion to a task — whether it be a game of tennis or an academic problem — consistently resulted In the approved solution. We remember him for his ability to ac- complish what others found difficult, a striving for perfection and a strange yen for the game of bridge. May his cards be as strong as the friendship he had to offer — he ' ll never lose a rubber. West Point Golf Club 2, I; Rabble Rousers 4: Mathematics Forum 2, I: Behavioral Sciences Club 2, I. Class Rank — Con 1st Sergeant ipany f LXXI DENNY LAYTON JOHNSON Bunkle, Louisiana E— 4 With all the Johnsons In second new Cadet Company, it took a while for us to associate the name Johnson, D. with the short, little guy with the rebel smile. But once we knew him, we were certain we couldn ' t forget him. Four years later, after suffering through rennedial English, a knee operation, 3 slightly pro term papers, beast as a squad leader, and AOT at Fort Polk, Denny ' s spirits were still as high as the day that he " dropped that bag " . Even though Denny leans toward the tank set, he made short work of his nuclear engineering electives. He even found time to write some poetry. Denny ' s future will be as full as his verse. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I; Numerals, Monogram " A " . «■!), Class Rank— Platoon Leader i ' FRED BYRON JOHNSON Monroe, Louisiana F— 1 " FBJ " is one of those rare Individuals who has really lived West Point life to the fullest. He distributed his time evenly among a multi- tudinous array of extracurricular activities, and could always be found running to or from one of his tardy appointments with Diane. Previous years in the service gave him that Army savoir faire that enabled him to impress everyone he came in contact with. He truly demonstrated what quality of success evolves from genuine sincerity and diligence. Fred gave a great deal of support to whatever activity he undertook. As for class standings, well, he was In a support- ing position there, too. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; 1968 Ring and Crest Committee REST Chairman 4, 3, 2, I; Karate Club 3, 2, I, Vice Presi- dent I; KDET Staff 3, 2, I; Cadet Public Relations Council 2, I: Rifle Team 4; Rifle Club 4; Howitzer Staff 4; Fourth Class Glee Club 4. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant JAY DOUGLAS JOHNSON Columbia Falls, Montana D— 4 " Jaybird " came to our fine institution of " lower morale " from that " Treasure State " of tvlontana. He became acquainted with the other sex very quickly. Our fine scholar and gentleman has upon occasion been known to fall Into the " BOOBY " trap of the F.F.F. (Friendly Female Forces), but has not yet been conquered. Always ready for a laugh, except when In his SCUBA gear, " Jaybird " has proven to be an integral spark in the B — 4 " Fire of Fun. " A " loafer " at heart, but a worker at hand, he has no destiny but success. Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I; Mountaineering Club 4, 3; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2, I, Training Officer I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant OLIVER RHETT JOHNSON Winnsboro, South Carolina E— + Arriving in blue-belly land from South Caro- lina, " Moose " was forced to hide his confed- erate flag and conceal his Southern drawl that was thick as maple syrup — at least for the first year. Making a radical adaption from " the old plantation life " OIlie managed to survive his four years at West Point which can only be described as grossly Inferior to the warm " Southern Hospitality " that he was accustomed to. He waged his own war between the States with the academic department — and won. This chief proponent of the philosophy that Northern women were poor substitutes for their Southern counterparts, will always be remembered for his quick smile, good natured personality, " superior " football playing which made the Army team one of the few good things that the North has to offer. Handball Club 2, 1: Rocket Society 3, 2, 1; Portuguese Club 4, 3; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Football 4, 3, 2, I: Rugby I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant JOHN CLARENCE JOHNSTON Palestine, Texas G— 2 Finding that " woman ' s love is writ in water " yearling year, Big John had such a fine collection of women from Texas to New York that he was expelled from the Loser ' s Club. John ' s constant smile Insured his popularity with all but the people he floored in the Brigade Opens or sank in a water polo game. Leading the pack out the gate in one of Shelby ' s specials on June 5 will be this tall Texan. Baseball 4; Boxing 3; Slum Gravy 3; Howitzer 2. Class Rank — Training Sergeant ARTHUR PATRICK JONAS Dayton, Ohio E— 4 Entering West Point after leaving behind— though not In thought — the girl who was to become both his Inspiration and his nemesis. Pat spent his formative years In high strife. Despite his conservative midwestern back- ground, " A. P. " blossomed Into a suave man- about-town whose tastes ranged from wine to women to song. Whether In academics, ath- letics, or partying, Pat exerted a sobering influence upon the men of E — 4 not to be soon forgotten. Departing West Point a soldier and a scholar, Pat ' s dry humor and good words will always be remembered by those of us who knew and liked him so well. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4, 3, 2, I; Pointer 4, 3, 2, I : Honor Committee 2, I : B-Squad Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Supply Officer, 2nd Battalion iiniitliiiin LXXII CHARLES WINGARD JONES Gannett, South Carolina E— 3 Whether helping a buddy up a hill, through academics, through problems with the fairer sex, or freezing through a hockey game at Smith Rinl(, the Southern Gentleman from the Savan- nah swamps proved himself a loyal supporter of Army sports and a true friend of all who were privileged to know him. And, whether partying profusely in the City or in Philly, making the Boston run, Flirtying, or beating one ' s brains out on the Squash courts. Chuck showed the drive, enthusiasm, and determination that characterize the true leader. The Army is fortunate in getting him. Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3.2, I : Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I: Rifle 4, 3: French Club 3, 2. I: Mathematics Fo- rum 2, I: Rocket Society I; Public Information Detail 2; Pointer 2, I ; Howitzer Assistant Circulation Manager 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant DON WILSON JONES Brandon, Mississippi iiRii ii D— I Don came to West Point to do a good job and that is just what he has done. Out- maneuvering academics, Don has found himself on the Dean ' s List most of the time. His prowess on both the academic and football fields won him the position of Co-Captain of the Engineers in the annual Goat-Engineer game. Upon graduation, Don plans a long career in the " Follow Me " branch, where he is bound to be a success. He is truly one of Mississippi ' s finest. A-Squad Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3; Glee Club 3, 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Football (C-Squad and B-Squad) 4, 3; Engineer Foot- ball Team ' 68 2; Honor Com mittee 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LARRY REGINALD JORDAN Kansas City, Missouri B— 2 Hailing from the prairie lands of Kansas City, Missouri, " Jordy " has the enviable knack of making his presence known and welcome among both the grab-bag lot of personalities here at Woo-Pooh and the less fortunate female woman of the opposite sex throughout the land. General Jordan, as indeed someday it shall please one to address him, has combined an outstanding military manner with the amia- bility of Bill Cosby to achieve an enviable all-in-oneness. Baptist Student Union 4; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I: Pointer Sports Staff 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Sergeant Major LXXIII DAVID STANLEY JONES Franklin Square, New York H- Dave, who hails from Long Island, came to West Point with a wonderful smile and a dislike for haircuts. Four years here have not changed him; he will leave with the same dislike for haircuts and the same friendly smile. Never one to take the academic department with any degree of seriousness, Dave set numerous rec- ords throughout his cadet career for hitting the sack early. He is always ready for a good laugh, a good game of lacrosse, or best of all, a trip to New York City to see Denise. Affectionately, we will always remember this lovable guy. Catholic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, I ; Rocket Society 2; Catholic Representa- tive 2, I; Culture Club 3, 2. _ Class Rank — Company Executn Officer X DANIEL JOSEPH KAUFMAN Brunswick, Georgia C— 2 Dan brought with him from Georgia a tre- mendous amount of intelligence and athletic ability, a love for the Army, and a sincere desire to see the South rise again. He was one of West Point ' s commuter students, who, between debate trips and weekends, graced the academic halls with as little of his presence as possible. When he did, however, it was with a forcefulness and drive typical of his attitude in all areas. In fact, his academic abilities were surpassed in excellence only by his aptitude and perhaps the glare from his receding hair- line. He will always remain first in the minds of all who had the wonderful opportunity of knowing and working with him. Debate Council 4, 3, 2; Class Committee 3, 2, I; ' 68 Auto- mobile Committee Chairman 2, I ; Russian Club 3. C lass Rank — Regimental Operations Officer JOHN ALAN JONES Indianapolis, Indiana E— 2 John came to West Point from a diversified Army life, and set his sights high. He spent his Cadet career firing sub-par rounds on the links, winning the hearts of an array of long- haired blondes, building his total-stereo sound system, and doing battle with the English De- partment. His efficient, hard-driving personality, coupled with that ever-present desire to lend a helping hand whenever needed, should take John a long way along the road to a successful career. Portuguese Language Club 3, 2, I; Bowling Club 4; Pointer 2, I; Howitzer 4, 2, I; Golf 4. Class Rank — Sergeant . pC PAUL FREDERICK JOSEPH Norwell, Massachusetts F— 3 " Joey " came and earned the reputation among his classmates as an all-round good guy. Fighting the academic department he stayed with track and was the hard-working manager who was behind the scenes doing all the work. " Joey " finally found the success that he deserved cow year when he was brigade boxing champion. Joey has taken his lumps with the fairer sex, however a certain deb at Ladycllffe seems to be getting more than a fair share of his time lately. His personality and drive will make him a sure success during his 5 year stint. A-Squad Track Manager 4, 3, 2, I ; Cross-Country A-Squad Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Boxing 3, 2: Brigade Boxing Champion 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant (c JOHN JOSEPH KEANE. JR. New York City, New York G John came to us from the heart of New York City and, despite valiant efforts, could never convince anyone that it was the most beautiful city In the world. He set his standards high and maintained them throughout his time as a cadet. He always demanded of himself more than he demanded of others in all fields of endeavor. We will always remember him best as a hard worker and sincere friend who never undertook a task without a burning desire to excel. French Club 4, 3, I, Vice Presi- dent 2; Chess Club 2, I; Point- er Representative 3; Honor Committee 2, I; Military Affairs Club I. Class Rank— Training Officer THOMAS MICHAEL KECKI Brooklyn, New York G— 3 The " Brooklyn Sound " hit this Immovable rock with a screaming charge that was never quelled. Bringing his cheerful attitude and mounds of bounce, this terror straight from the Xavler Street gangs showed the rest of us what life really was. If you wanted a laugh, love, or more food than you could eat, then all that was needed was a trip home to Mamma K. Nothing will ever be too big an obstacle for Tom. All his friends join in to cheer for their Pole whose very presence brought a new ray of light that It will take some time to replace. You might say he was more than a conqueror. Catholic Choir A-Squad 4, 3, 2, I: German Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Handball Club Club 4: P.I.O. 2, I; Catholic 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant I; Plebe Glee Representative Representative LXXIV RICHARD FREDRICK KELLER Tracy, California F Rich, an Air Force brat, dropped in to see what there was under the stoops and decided to stay. A genius who never quite made stars permanently because of a four year personality conflict with the English Department, he still found happiness in the form of a GE 225. He holds the OPE record for the longest soccer kick in history, and the opticians at the hospital still talk of his keen vision, so it wasn ' t com- pletely wasted. Slum Gravy 2, I; Math Fo- rum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant JAMES FREDERICK KELLEY Garfield Heights, Ohio H— I Jim came to West Point to become a leader and to tie opposing wrestlers in knots. Although plagued with Injuries and an enormous appetite, Jim has become a pillar on our wrestling team through grim determination. This same de- termination has won the respect of all of us who have known him and will make him rise to great heights in the future. But above that, " Squat " is a true friend. Wrestling 4, 3. 2, I; Lacrosse 4, 3; As tronomy Club 2, I; Automobile Representative 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer ROBERT CORBY KELLY, JR. Detroit, Michigan G— 2 Bob came to West Point fresh out of high school via Detroit as " innocence personified " to say the least. After the trials of plebe year and the tribulations of yearling year, it soon became apparent that Bob was to be one of the leaders of the class. Having little trouble with the Tactical Department and even less with Academics, Bob usually managed to spend his weekends away from West Point. Due to his congenial nature and flexibility — especially with the opposite sex — Bob departs West Point, no longer innocent, with no less than a successful future in whatever field he should decide to pursue. Debate Council 4, 3, 2, I; Chairman Debate Council I ; KDET 4; Lacrosse 4; Catholic Council 2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Regimental Chief Administrative Officer LXXV ROBERT LEE KELLER Cincinnati, Ohio A— 2 i Bob reached the low point of his cadet career yearling year when he carried a tre- mendous average In advanced math but was deficient in history. Otherwise, Bob has done very well for himself. He is that type of person whom It Is impossible to dislike, for he Is friend- ly, helpful, very Intelligent, and his mother makes the best cookies going. In addition, he possesses the finest piece of contemporary Norwegian art In the United States. You hardly ever see him without her. He has been on the track team since plebe year as a high jumper and he Is excellent in all sports. As a man and a soldier, Bob is one of the best. Spanish Club 4, 3; Track 4, 3, 2, I; Handball I. N - Class Rank— Platoon Sergeant Jr JAMES D. KELLY Salisbury, Maryland A — I Military school and life as an army brat prepared Jay for what awaited him on I July 1964. In those early days, he was the stablest of us all, making it a habit to be all over anything he tried. Stars, plebe year, attested to that. Eventually more worldly pursuits, such as a certain femme in Newburgh, captured his fancy. He lost his stars, but never a friend. Water Polo Club 4, 3, 2, I; Public Relations Council 2, I; Math Forum 3, 2, I; Chinese Club Vice President I ; German Club 2, I; French Club 3, 2, I; Pointer Mandate 2, I; Swimming 4. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer RONALD RUSSELL KENDALL Nappanee, Indiana H — I " Old man " Kendall is what all the guys call this O. D. trooper wrapped In a grey blanket. One of the older men In the company, It Is a true inspiration to see his ancient bones out on the fields of friendly strife. A true friend, Ron has the drive and motivation to go a long way in the Army. SCUSA 4, 3, 2: Chairman, Secretariat 2: Debate Council Forum 4. 3, 2. = Class Rank — Sergeant TERRENCE JOHN KENNEDY West Boylston, Massachusetts H— I Terrle proved himself an athlete as well as a scholar while at the academy. Lettering In hockey and playing lacrosse during the spring, he still kept a dean ' s list average in the field of academics. Terrle enjoyed spending his free time in the areas of architectural design and electronics. A 100%, effort all of the time and consideration for others commanded the high- est respect by all of Terrie ' s friends. Class Committee; A-Squad Hockey 4, 3, 2, I: C-Squad Baseball 4; B-Squad Lacrosse 3, 2. Class Rank — Battalion Executive Officer RICHARD ROBERT KENT, JR. East Natick, Massachusetts B— 3 Dick Kent (alias " Superplebe " and " Fire- plug " ) entered West Point short In stature but loaded in everything else. A vital link in the topsy-turvy world of the Army gymnastics team, Dick still managed to keep one of the levelest heads around. He took both academics and athletics by storm and was always willing to share these capabilities with others. After a long afternoon workout in the gym, the evening would often find him leading a hootenany that kept the barracks alive. His quick wit and easy going manner fitted him right Into any group. In the future, whatever he pursues might as well surrender. Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I: A-Squad Chapel Choir 4, 3; 4th Class Glee Club 4; Cadet Glee Club 3, 2, I : B-Squad Chapel Choir 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant ll|ll lllN ALVION ROBERT KIMBALL Winchester, Massachusetts E— 2 Alvie was never bothered by the obstacles set before him by either the Physical Educa- tion or Academic Departments. Al could always be counted on for at least one " what page are we on? " per " poop " session and to destroy any hopes for study whatsoever once the topic of conversation turned to the Inevitable — motorcycles. Al ' s enthusiasm for two wheeled machines went beyond talk. Cow year was spent elbow deep in academics and the grease from his six hundred fifty cubic centimeter " Indi- vidual Ordinance Project. " Al will always be remembered for his unfailing good nature and his imperious attitude toward any normally surprising situation. Football 4, 3: Boxing 3, 2; Scuba. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant LXXVI JAMES FOSTER KIMBALL Chattanooga, Tennessee H— 3 Jim, a veteran of McCallle School In Chat- tanooga, was nnilitary minded before he put on gray " trou " . " Jungle Jim " became famous as the most academically tangent student to arrive In a long while. A grid iron type, Jim was always ready for a good time, on or off post. Jim worked hard and developed many fine traits. These, along with his sense of humor and southern hospitality will stand him In good stead. Plebe Football 4; B-Squad Foot- ball 3, 2; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3; Scuba Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant N TO THE CLASS OF 1968 For each of you, June 1968 marks the culmination of four years of study and hard work. No matter what may follow, this point will always remain an important mile- stone in your personal achievement. As you set forth to shoulder the responsibilities of a commissioned officer, you should be mindful of the fact that your education is far from complete. In a very real sense, it is just beginning. Four intensive years of study and training at the Military Academy have given you, however, an excellent foundation on which to build. Ahead lie the years of experience and learning necessary for you to become a seasoned and effective professional. The opportunities for education and professional at- tainment in today ' s Army are unequalled in our history. Flow far you progress in your service depends in large part on your willingness to take advantage of these op- portunities and your initiative in seeking out positions of increasing responsibility. To all of y ou go my congratulations and best wishes for the future and my sincere hope that you find, in a life of dedicated service to our Nation, a stimulating and re- warding career. Stanley R. Resor LXXVII CHARLES FRED KLEIN, JR. Cullman, Alabama A— 3 Fred was a true ' Bama boy. He could even maintain his southern composure while learn- ing thousands of formulas to become a " magician " chemist. Perhaps, it ' s because he could always get his share of rest, plus some- one else ' s, and still do a good job in school. Fred has all the personal qualities that made him a first rate buddy to all his classmates, hlis true loyalty to those about him and a sincere appreciation of their feelings will insure Fred success in future associations with others and as an officer. Sunday School Teacher German Club 3, 2, 1. Class Rant — Company Administrative Office K DAVID ALLEN KNECHT Belvidere, New Jersey C— 4 Dave came to West Point from Valley Forge Military Academy, bringing with him a keen mind and a love of sports, especially golf. Plebe year was a bitter sweet affair — there were the stars that Dave won, but there was intramural boxing too. As the years rolled by Dave excelled at everything that he attempted, but most especially at the study of Russian and Marathon sleeping. Dave ' s intellectual and athletic ability and his sincere personality assure future success. Russian Club President 4, 3, 2; Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2; Math Forum 4. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Operations Officer KENNETH PAUL KNITT Woodville, Ohio D— 2 Ken came to us from Woodville, Ohio and we ' ll always be indebted to Woodville for that. Easily the most popular roommate in our class, " K " was a friend to everyone. His eagerness to give academic assistance to everyone who needed it probably cost him stars, but this genuine concern for others is his trademark of success. When " K " leaves us he ' ll continue his success by thinking of God first, his Wood- ville sweetheart second and himself, as always, last. Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; Protestant Discussion Group 4, 3, 2, I; Honor Committee 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer JAMES DOUGLAS KOHLER Lansing, Michigan G— 4 On the first of July, 1964, a boyhood dream came true for Jim. He came straight from high school and learned a lot in his four year stay at West Point. Like most of his classmates, he lived his days one by one and cleared each hurdle as it appeared. He leaves West Point with a lot of ambition and pride. Scuba Club 4; Ski Club 2, I; PIO I: Culture Club; Goat Football; Lacrosse Manager 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant fC BRUCE MICHAEL KORDA Park Ridqe, Illinois A— 2 Hailing from Gangsterland, " the bald one " arrived with his baseball mitt and fishing pole on his shoulder, ready for the good life. Four years, six O.C. ' s, and two great loves later, he Is a little balder, a lot smarter, somewhat more educated and still waiting for the good life. He doesn ' t need to search, though, for he brings it with him wherever he goes. His fun- loving, friendly manner will never be forgotten. Catholic Chapel Choir 4; 4th Class Glee Club 4; Portuguese Club 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant KENNETH JOHN KREMENAK Portales, New Mexico G — 3 Our undaunted h ero from " Goober Gulch " came to West Point with a suitcase full of personality, Frank Piatt records, a tennis racket, and a trumpet. Regardless of the activity, whether athletic or spiritual, our boy from " Camp Awana " was always there contributing all he possibly could. His tremendous personal- ity, confidence, advice, and leadership have proven to be invaluable aids to his classmates. When our " golden throated " hero leaves this hallowed campus, he will take his records, ten- nis racket and trumpet but he will leave some- thing much more important behind. He will leave an Indelible mark upon West Point and everyone who knew him. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I : Officers ' Christian Union 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; A Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, I; Indoor Track 3; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, 1; Riding Club 2, 1: German Club I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer f LXXVIII PAUL THOMAS KRIEGER. Huntlng+on, West Virginia H— 3 As an all-state W. Va. shortstop, " Kriegs " was brought in for his talents on the diamond. Never one to let Beast get him down, he kept the upperclass laughing all the way trying to sober his jovial southern sense of humor. Buck- ner seemed to be the same for him as he set the record for push-ups at Recondo. Throughout his stay here, there were only two things that could shake " Kriegs " — baseball and a fair southern belle — and he gave both his undivided attention. With his cheerful spirit and the leadership qualities he has ' shown, if Kriegs can ' t make it later on no one can. French Club 2, I ; C-Squad Baseball 4; A-Sq uad Baseball 3, 2, I; C-Squad Basketball 4: Behavioral Science Club I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant PHILIP JAMES KRUEGER Findlay, Ohio B— 4 A born and bred Ohioan, Phil entered West Point with high spirits due to some slight mis- conceptions on Academy life. He established himself with his excellence in all physical ac- tivity and a keen yen for women, warm weather, and water sports. Throughout his four years, he tried everything and was always game for something new. Whether taking the PFT or running Triathlon, Phil always gave his utmost and should see a fine future with the Artillery and his long awaited car. C-Squad Swimming 4, 3,2, I ; Triathlon Club (President) 4, 3, 2, I; Skydiving Club 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Modelers Club 4; Fine Arts Forum 4, 3, 2, I: Rocket Society 3, 2, 1; Riding Club 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant K BOGDAN MICHAEL KULIKOWSKI Bayonne, Nev Jersey G t Mike came to us by making his journey up the Hudson from Bayonne, New Jersey. His trip was analogous to that of Moses when he floated down the river Nile. However, unlike Moses he soon made the revelation from the babes In the wood to babes of a different vernacular. ' His smiling face and considerate words given In Jersey brogue exhibit the sin- cerity for which he is known and give an uplift to the spirits of those around him. Russian Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catho- lic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; ISO- lb Football 3; B-Squad Lacrosse 2; Rugby 3, I; Handball Club Class Rank — Company Commander ii iia{iiii| LXXIX LESLIE DALE KROHNFELDT Long Prairie, Minnesota F— 3 Les stepped info Beast Barracks with Minne- sota farm dust still in his hair. It was quickly washed out however during his hours of gleeful splashing with the rock squad. After a little trouble Plebe and Yearling years in the sciences, Les developed his Xerox method and squeezed by Cow year. His dependability makes him perfect for the profession he has chosen. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Hop Manager 4, 3. 2, I; La- crosse 4, Manager 3, 2; Cadet Band 4. Class Rank— Platoon Leader JOHN DANIEL KRUGER Los Alamitos, California D— 3 John iourneyed all the way from Los Ala- mitos to attempt to surf from " The Rock " to New York City. Unfortunately the T.D. found out about his plan and put the Hudson off- limits. For the remainder of his time here he was trying to develop a way to fly out but never succeeded. John excelled in academics especially Law. As a matter of fact, he en- joyed it so much that he hopes someday to be able to go to Vienna to continue his legal studies. Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; 150-lb Football 4. Class Rank— Platoon Leader NORMAN DONALD KULPA Wheeling, West Virginia E— I " Kulp " will always be remembered by the many friends he has acquired as one never to be outspoken and always poised for a good time. The transition from West Virginia to the Point did not take long as his play first, work later attitude enabled him to quickly adapt to his new life. The hardest transition for him has always been the one between Sunday night and Monday. With his easy going character and fun-loving attitude, good grief, how can he fail in anything he undertakes. C-Squad Wrestling 4; Astron- omy Club 4. 3. 2; French Club 3, 2; Math Forum 2; Class Committee Representative 3, 2, 1 : Behavioral Science Club 2. I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ERIC RICHARD KUNZ Cleveland, Ohio B — I Despite his rigorous enthusiasm Rick was never able to get more than one tenth of a step ahead of the academic department. He played no varsity sport to endear himself to Army fans, but the fierceness of his drive and the superiority of his play earned him the admiration of his classmates. Never one to call it quits, Rick is a sure winner for the future too. National Debate Tournament, Secretarial Staff 4. 3, 2; Sunday School Transportation CIC 2; Wrestling 4: Scuba Club 3. Class Rank — Company Commander WILLIAM ARTHUR KUNZMAN Nelsonville, Ohio H — 3 Bill brought to West Point his tremendous zest for fine music, basketball and, of course, his brown boy. His easy-going temperament and ready smile made him many friends from his first day of " Beast " and will undoubtedly be great assets to him during his career as an Army officer. Bill ' s competitive spirit In all activities has brought him a position of trust among his associates. Best of luck to the " Kunz " In all his future successes. Basketball 4, 3; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 3, 2, I; Math Forum 2, I; SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander . NICHOLAS MICHAEL KURILKO Wilson Borough, Pennsylvania E — 4 From " Beast Barracks " on, no one ever doubted that Nick would turn In an excellent job during his four year tenure here at West Point. In all his endeavors In cadet life, he displayed a winning attitude which will carry him a long way in any task he undertakes. The big Ukranlan will long be remembered for his long, floating punts in the close games at MIchle Stadium. Though " Curly " had his skir- mishes with the academic department, he never lost any sleep over it. Whether looking for a party after taps or producing one of his fa- mous pictures, Nick accomplished the task with a spirit of professionalism. Football 4, 3, 2, I; Russian Club 4, 3; Rocket Society 2, I; Hand- ball Club 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; Rugby I. Class Rank- Officer -Company Executive LXXX THOMAS GEORGE KURKJIAN Fort Monmouth, New Jersey A — I Tom arrived at West Point and soon de- veloped a reputation for hard work and an uncanny ability to conne out on top with the Math Department. An Army brat hailing from New Jersey, " T.K. ' s " fondest memories are those of his years in Hawaii. As managing edi- tor of the Pointer he developed an educated eye for photogenic gems, while never losing his special attraction for long blond hair. With four years as a Star Man to add to his success- es, Tom ' s future seems sure to be filled with many more . SCUSA 4, 3; Scuba Club 3, 2, I ; Mathematics Forum 2, I ; Rus- sian Club 3, 2; Pointer 2, I; Catholic Acolyte 4, 3; Rocket Society I. Class Rank — 1st Regimental Sergeant Major ii|ii«1!Im|[ RICHARD WILLIAM KYZER Santa Ana, California B— 3 On that fateful day in ' 64 this Golden State boy stepped into cadet life with a definite purpose and a distinct personality. Throughout his tenure as a cadet he has continued to fulfill this purpose. He is a " straight arrow " with a style and outlook on life that can be matched by none. Seemingly deeply serious as to countenance and action, he has a sense of humor that hinges on an articulate funny bone. Dick will always be re- membered for his consistency of thought, word, and action and the 100% effort he put into every thing he attempted. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3,2, I ; Russian Club 3, 2, I; Math Fo- rum 3; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I ; Track 4. VIRGIL FOY LAMBERT. JR. Bristol, Virginia D— I " Pook " came to us from the hills of Virginia with his guitar under one arm. Despite hazing by O.P.E., a certain Major and every academic department, he made it through four years and many long hours. Whether you found him habitually wrapped in his brown boy, playing Dixie, or building the " bod " , he was always ready with a cup of coffee and a tall tale. Those of us privileged to call him a friend will miss him, as will the northern girls who assumed too much. What a blow to the army! Astronomy Club 4, 3; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Culture Forum 3; Dialectic Society 2; Pointer 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant k i LXXXI HOWARD WELLFORD KYMPTON. Ill Richmond, Virginia F — 4 " Skeeter " had an amazing knack for dream- ing up ways to escape on weekends. When he escaped he made good use of his time by sampling every type of alcoholic drink he could discover. Always one with a quick smile and greeting, he readily responded to any job that was at hand. His love for civilian clothes was surpassed only by his love for music. A man who never lost his stars while at the Point, perhaps someday he will wear them on his shoulders rather than on his collar. Hop Manager 4, 3,2, I : Glee Club 3, 2, I; Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Sports Information Detail 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Adjutant J ' H! " ! ' ! MICHAEL PATRICK LAINS Kailua, Hawaii E — I Wending his way through these four years, Mike has broken a few hearts, made a- lot of friends, and lost about as many tenths as you can count on your extremities. He leaves West Point taking a bright smile, a quick wit, a full address book and his ever present guitar with which he often radiates his musical ability. At any rate, whether studying math or taking a hill, Mike cannot fail to be a success. Glee Club 3, 2. I; Math Forum 3, 2, I; Computer Subforum 2, I; Cadet Sport Parachute Club 4; Pointer 4. Class Rank — 1st Sergeant RONNIE JOE LANE Colquitt, Georgia B — 2 Bronco came to West Point from the heart of the deep South. No problem was too much for this carefree lad, and he soon proved to us all that common sense was the key to suc- cess. Whether it be in academics or just plain enjoyment, Ronnie Joe applied wit and ingenu- ity to everything he did. We will long remem- ber his ' pointed shoes, his stereo, and the year he joined the ski team having never seen snow in his life. West Point ' s loss is truly a gain for the Army. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Public Relations Council President. Class Rank- Officer -Company Executive fC WILLIAM NEIL LARK Williamsfon, South Carolina F— 3 Then Neil headed north to the Point In search of an education and found a career. Light blue was his Inspiration and dream as he thought of the eyes of his southern belle and the Infantry. His love for " the kids " brought him to Sunday School from which he received much enjoyment along with the scuffed shoes. Strong convictions from the " Bible belt " were strengthened through the Baptist Student Union. Not even academics will keep him from his goal — an Infantry officer. He looks anxious- ly towards graduation and " that big day " fol- lowed by several poverty stricken years. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Protestant Sunday School Teach- er 4, 3, 2, I: Pointer 4, 3; Sport Parachute Club 2, 1; Glee Club Class Rank — Regimental Chief Administrative Officer EDWARD DUANE LARSON Detroit Lakes, Minnesota F— I Ed departed the Midwest in the summer of 1964 to come East for bigger and better things. You ' d never guess where he found them. Well, maybe you could! Since he ' s been here, he ' s developed a lot of new habits like sleeping and eating. " Bruiser " (a nickname he really dislikes!) finally reached one of his goals — playing Army football — after injuries kept him out the first two years. Since then, he ' s shown he has what it takes to play with the best. But no matter what he ' s doing, there ' s always time for Val — five years with one girl is pretty good work. No doubt that Ed will give his best to whatever the future holds for him. Plebe Basketball 4; Plebe Foot- ball 4; Sportsman ' s Club 3; Var- sity Football 2, 1; Portuguese Club 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant GEORGE ROBERT LASWELL. II Springfield, Illinois F — 4 George, or as he is known by his friends, " Rod " had no trouble with academics. He was a leading member of the midnight ex- cursion club and was a participant in the (Class of 1968 picnic society. Rod was well known far and wide for his ability with the fair sex: and his activities in this area allowed him diversion from the battle between the grays and the greens. It was good to be associated with George. Track 4; Cross Country 4; Fenc- ing 4. 3, 2, 1 ; Protestant Sunday School 4, 3, 2, I; Protestant Dis- cussion Group 4, 3, 2, I: Slum Gravy 2, I, Photo Editor 1; Ger- man Club 3, 2, I; Fine Arts For 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant y LXXXII TERENCE KEITH LAUGHLIN Berkeley, California H— 3 Terry is one of those guys who never had to worry much while at West Point. He was smart enough so that he didn ' t have to worry about academics. He was athletic enough that OPE could never bother him and he had the ability to avoid the TD whenever it was neces- sary. His ability to enjoy life and his sincere interest in doing his best when the situation ed for it. will insure his success as an offi- cer. He Army. be a credit to West Point and the Pistol 4; Pistol Club 4; French Club 2; Fine Arts Forum I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant JAMES FRANCIS LAWTON Annandale, Virginia G— 2 Unlike many of those who come here, Jim, better known as " K-det Jimbo " , knew what he wanted before he came. He comes from a military family and hopes to continue on that same path. Whatever he does, he does en- thusiastically, be it sports, studying, or dating. The last he does particularly well and seems to live for the weekends and his first really pro drag. His interests vary from sailing, to sky- diving, to being on the chapel acolyte squad. Jimbo can and does make friends easily bright- ening many a dull moment with his warm per- sonality and sense of humor. He is an asset to the military service and to West Point. Cross Country 2, 1 : Sailing Team 4, 3; Cadet Chapel Acolyte 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Di- alectic Society 4, 3, I; Public Information Detail 2; Astronomy Club 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 4, 3, I; Skydiving Club 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader DWIGHT EARL LEE Gardendale, Alabama F— 2 Dwight left Alabama as a firm believer in Southern chivalry, women, culinary delights, and weather. Four years at West Point only confirmed his beliefs. In the classroom, on the athletic fields, or in the varsity pool Dwight could always be counted on to do more than was expected and as a friend his opinion was respected and trusted. His personal integrity, determination, and ability are assets needed in any organization and whether the men he leads wear green fatigues or business suits, they will find themselves led along the same path that Dwight ' s future will undoubtedly take, that of achievement and success. KDET 4; BSU 4, 3; S Team Manager 4, 3, 2, Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant LXXXIII NELSON EDWARD LAUGHTON Hartland, Maine E — 4 Nellie had the unusual quality of sleeping through his first class with his eyes open. When awake, you could usually find a smile on his face. Nellie was one who was de- ternnined to never let anything let him down. Always friendly and ready to give help, being around Nellie meant having a good time. He was a valuable member of the company Intra- mural Teams and he was always grabbing at the Dean ' s list. A native of Hartland, Maine, Nellie came straight from the Northern Pine Forest into a military world. Nellie has the power to make friends with anyone and he has a bright future ahead of him. Fine Arts Forum 3; Debate Council Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer KARL JUDD LEATHAM Logan, Utah C— 2 A quiet man from Utah, " Leath " d soon after entering the gates that he ided ould get the most out of his four years at West Point. Never really bothered by academics, he instead turned his attention to activities; in the winter he turned his attention to his real pride and joy, skiing. Above all he will remain a trustworthy and lifelong friend of all those lucky enough to know him. Glee Club 3, 2; Choir 4, 3, 2; Ski Instructors 2; Ski Patrol 4. 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CHARLES ROBERT LIEB Minneapolis, Minnesota C— 3 Noted for his quick wit and his ability to glean Icnowledge by osmosis while sleeping, " Tuna " could be found faithfully wielding his lacrosse stick each spring, hie was always free with his advice on love and war and on deficit spending. Charlie was the man to ask when you needed something done. Good luck should follow him In the coming years. Goat- Engineer Football; La- crosse 4, 3, 2, I; Math Forum 3, 2. i; French Club 2; Chapel Acolyte 4, 3, 2. I; Culture Fo- rum 3. 2; Spanish Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant DANIEL BAY LIMBAUSH Chester, Illinois B— 3 Danny came to us from the banks of the Mighty Mississippi with his vaulting pole under his arm and track shoes in hand, ready to step into the fray of the proverbial four year battle for a position in the Long Gray Line. Now, after successfully fending off all challenges from the academic and tactical departments — with more than a little support from a certain little girl back home — he can depart Woopoo U. confident of earning this same positive suc- cess throughout a happy and long-awaited fu- ture. 150-lb Football 4; Indoor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Be- havioral Science Club 2, I; Por- tuguese Club 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant WILLIAM FRANCIS LITTLE, Mountainside, New Jersey fc F— I Bill came to West Point from New Jersey, bringing his lacrosse stick and a sense of humor. He soon found his calling as the Cecil B. deMille of the AAA. Believing that all work and no rest was harmful. Bill negotiated a gentleman ' s agreement with the academic de- partments and usually was only physically pres- ent in class. Always willing to lend a helping hand. Bill ' s drive and spirit will help him in later years. Mountaineering Club 4; AAA Photo 3, 2, I: Howitzer 2, I; lOOth Night Show 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant JIM ORVIS LLEWELLYN Montgomery, Alabama A— 3 Jimmy roared Into the Highlands from the riverbanks of Alabama and brought with him his best friend. Jack, a deck of cards and his mule. He taught everybody his brand of living and left his mark on everyone and everything. (Every undershirt around has his name on it!) He did his best in everything and his best was better than anybody else ' s. He even had OPE in the palm of his hand. Jimmy was always ready to help out a friend which was a full time job because he had friends every- where. Success never went to. his head and it never will. When he leaves here, he will take something irreplaceable with him. But our loss will be the world ' s gain. Mule Rider Head 2, I; Hop Manager 4. 3, 2, I; Protestant Acolyte 3, 2, 1; Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2; Gymnastics 4; Rocket Society 4, 3, 2, I; Riding Club 2, I ; Behavioral Science Club 2, I; KDET I. Class Rank — Regimental Executive Officer LXXXIV The Secretary of State Washington At graduation time older generations customarily express their confidence in those about to receive their degrees. But I believe that in the case of the men of the United States Military Academy, and partic- ularly those of the class of 1968, the reverse is also true. By your choice of careers in these troubled times you are expressing your confidence in this nation and in the ideals that have made it great. There can be no doubt about the firmness of your con- victions and resolve. Our great Republic is immensely indebt- ed to the graduates of the United States Military Academy. I have no doubt that you will measure up to the splendid standards of your predecessors. I salute you all and wish you every success in your endeavors, both on and off the field of battle. Dean Rusk ROBERT CARL LORBEER Hays, Kansas A— 3 whether it was wine, women or weapons. Bob handled them all with a tender touch and skillful confidence. His " Hiya Buddy! " and contagious smile cheered many a person. Though reared in Hays, Kansas, he still man- aged to enlist In the Army and eventually call the academy his second home. While here, beautiful women and weekends became Bob ' s favorite pastimes. Of the future no one can be certain, but get ready Army because here comes one helluva soldier! Lacrosse 4: Protestant Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; De- bate Council Forum 2, I ; Goat-Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader N LXXXV JAMES RENO LOCHER Media, Pennsylvania D— 4 " Stump " has to have been the cadet ' s cadet. He was an Individual who could always be counted on for help when It was needed. He was as loyal a friend as anyone could hope to have. He was Involved In every activity from joke telling to 150-Ib football. For these rea- sons, " Stump " won the admiration and respect of his classmates, and he will undoubtedly meet with great success in the future. 150-Ib Football 4, 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I: Debate Council Forum 2, I; Public Relations Council 2, I. Class Ranic— Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion PETER ALBERT LOPES New Bedford, Massachusetts G— 2 Pete ' s dedication to the President ' s " walk for fitness " program won for him the position of Captain of the company ' s area squad, no meager feat when one looks at the competition he was up against. Even though he and the Tactical Department had their differences, Pete and the academic departments had a rapport that was uncommon to most cadets. He never missed a Dean ' s List or his daily 20 hours of sleep. Pete, however, will best be remembered for the warm friendships he developed at West Point, and, with his cheerful outlook on life, nothing ever has or ever will keep him from success or happiness in the future. Portuguese Club 4. 3, 2, Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant ll|[ll llll|[ EDWARD JULIUS LORENTZEN El Paso, Texas G — I From the sun-baked Mexican border comes Ed Lorentzen, a personable Texan with a zest for life and its challenge. Armed with a quick mind and dedicated to concrete principles, he quickly adapted to the rigors of academy life. Not one to be satisfied with the average, he excelled in all endeavors, whether wrestling for a grade In class or eluding aggressors in the jungles of Panama. His natural ability and determination smoothed over the minor crisis of cadet life. The Army is gaining a man of devotion, principle, and understanding, plus a touch of humor to maintain perspective. Baseball Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 2, I; KDET 4; 4th Class Systems Committee 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant PAUL DEWITT LOVETT. Wilmington, Delaware B— 2 Paul is a product of Dupont Valley, Delaware. Without Paul, B-2 would be just another com- pany In the corps, but his undying spirit and cheerful smile will long be remembered by those of us who call Paul a friend. Aside from his academic Interests, Don Juan, alias Paul, has many other interests to Include girls, beach- es, girls, boats and girls. Paul ' s dedication to his friends and to doing a job well will carry him far Into the future, and will make him the type of officer anyone will be proud to serve with or under. Sailing Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Engineer Football Team 2; Russian Club 2, I ; Christian Science Organiza- tion 4, 3, 2, I, Secretary 2, Pres- I ' l.-nt I: KDET Staff 4; Debate ' uncil Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader k ROBERT SPENCER LOWER Sacramento, California H— 2 Bob, dependable, trustworthy, sincere, great. A friend Is someone to give to anything. First Callfornlan ever to like country western. Has ten or so of the cutest girls in the Corps. All nine or under. Sunday School teacher. Triple decker beds and an obsolete room arrange- ment pamphlet. Writes love letters In red Ink. Dig those high school love affairs. Just one corny letter. Please, honey? Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3; Sunday School Teacher 2, I ; Bowling Club 4; 4th Class Sys- tems Committee 2; Military Af- fairs Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant SAM OWEN LOWRY Culver, Indiana A— 2 With a ready smile and an unselfish attitude, Sam invaded West Point, and quickly won the admiration and respect of everyone he met. Whether sinking a jump shot or smashing a squash ball Sam was a fierce competitor who managed. In his typically unpretentious manner, to excel at any sport he tried. In addition to his athletics- and academics, he still had time +0 conscientiously devote many hours to the honor system and helped to make It something we could all be proud of. A great guy and a rare friend, there can be nothing but the best for Sam. Baseball 4, 3; Honor Representa- tive 3, 2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Supply Officer, 1st Battalion iiJiirtiiiQ LXXXVI JOHN HARVEY LUDWIKOSKI Shawnee Mission, Kansas S— I John came to West Point like the rest of us, not knowing what he was getting into. " Luder " miraculously concealed his identity for four years from both the TD and academic depart- ments, yet he has distinguished himself in in- tercollegiate sport — making contributions to our squash and baseball teams. An outdoorsman, John could always be counted on for a fishing or hunting trip. Though taking cadet life for what it was worth, John possesses the talents and determination to make an outstanding of- ficer. Scoutmasters Council 4, 3, 2, I: Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3, 2, I: Squash 4, 3, 2; Baseball 4. 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant WILLIAM RAY LYNCH, Columbus, Georgia A— 4 Anyway you look at Snoops, with a Lacrosse stick in his hand, on the football field, tramping through the woods or hobbling around on the dance floor there is only one way to describe him ... great. An expert at being himself he ' s the first to offer a helping hand and the last to ever let you down. His personality coupled with an undying enthusiasm in every task he undertakes, assures Ray of an unlimited future. Ski Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I; Slum Gravy 4, 3; Choir 4, 3; Forum 3, 2, I; Public In- formation Council, A C.I.C. I; Astronomy Club I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer STEVEN GEORGE LYONS Brockton, Massachusetts A— 4 Steve, a product of an Army family, came to West Point from Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. Always smiling and always willing to help, Steve found little trouble in ranking high in Academics. His sense of humor sent him to walking for a few months and except for thai indiscretion, he divided most of his time between Flirty and his Brown Boy. Steve ' s in- telligence, capacity for work, and ability to make friends guarantee him success. Wrestling 4; Howitzer 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 2, I ; Astronomy Club 2, 1; Fine Arts Forum 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Dialectic So- ciety 2; Catholic Choir 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer LXXXVII FRANK JOSEPH LYNCH, JR. Bayslde, Long Island, New York G — 4 Frank has made a name for himself at West Point as an athlete — he once went into the hospital four times in two months, as one of the five per cent who managed to keep his hiqh school qirl, and as a member of the eveninq bridge quartet come high water, or WPRs. If GOM was determined on a scale of hours spent studying, Frank would be last, but somehow bridge has diversified applications. Frank will be remembered as a loyal friend, good student, and aggressive bridge player. West Point is losing a cadet, but the Army is gaining a soldier. Swimming Team 4. ts anager 4; Chess Club 3, 2, I, Custodian 2; Fine ' Arts Forum 3, 2, I: Gre- nade Reporter 3; Scoutmaster ' s Council 3; B-Squad Football 3, 2, I; Regimental Representative 2; Company Podiatry Represent- ative NCB 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant DOUGLAS EDWARD MACFARLANE South Essex, Massachusetts F — 2 Doug joined our ranks all militarized after spending a year at Norwich University. How- ever, this did not hinder him very much in becoming a member in good standing of F — 2. He was quick to earn o reputation as " the man with the golden typewriter, " and even in sleep, his fingers would move over imaginary keys and spell out the all too familiar " Subject: Explanation of Report. " Mac will long be re- membered by all who knew him for his monkey- ing around, athletic ability, quick wit, un- dauntable spirit, and for just being the tremen- dous friend that he was. Cadet Chapel Choir 4. 3. 2, I: KDET Sports Staff 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Pistol I: Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club I ; Dialectic Society 2, I : German Club 2, I ; Automobile Representative I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer CLAUDE DANIEL LYNES Panama City, Florida H— 4 For four years, the gloomy grey walls of West Point have been battling with a sunny personality from none other than the " Sun- shine State. " All the while, Dan has maintained an unruffled exterior toward the grey walls and with little sign of strain, has finally broken through. The Corps of Engineers will surely make good use of him in throwing bridges over • rivers and tearing through mountains. With future contests awaiting, Dan ' s friend- liness and understanding to all, coupled with a strong drive and capacity for hard work, will undoubtedly melt through anything in his path. Hop Committee 4, 3,2, I ; Rock- et Society 2, I ; Outdoor Sports- man ' s Club 2, I; Skeet Club 2; Rifle Team 4: Rifle Club 4: Skydiving Club 3. Class Rank — Regimental Supply Officer wS. RAY WILLIAM MAC DONALD Cedarburg, Wisconsin G — •! When the group that has been together for four years finally disbands in June, each mem- ber can say one thing for certain, Ray Mac- Donald was our friend. He was our class presi- dent and academic leader. Despite the fact that if he weren ' t here, everybody would move up one slot, Ray ' s jolly, starred body has been a class landmark. We shall always be grateful to him for the Saturday night music his guitar provided, for the endless hours of tutoring, and for remaining an individual. President, Class of I Cadet Combo 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Battalion Supply Officer, 2nd Battalion K MICHAEL GRANT MAC LAREN Honolulu, Hawaii C- -3 Nicknamed " Hawaiian Hog " and leaving his surfboard stuck in the golden sands of Sunset Beach, Mac bid farewell to paradise and en- tered these snow covered halls. The transition from rays to flakes was such a shock that he spent the rest of his stay shivering deep within his brown boy, only being coaxed out for food and the chance to shoot something that didn ' t shoot back. Locked into a wave or onto a new wahine, Mike is sure to succeed. German Club 4, 3; Military Af- fairs Club 3; Slum Gravy Company Representative 3, 2; Rifle Club 4, 3, 2, I; Corps Squad Rifle Team 4, 3. 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader fC DENNIS KEITH MAC VITTIE Buffalo, New York E— 3 The Sweethome Panther with the Pepsodent smile left Buffalo thinking naively enough that he was going to college. Discovering moun- tains and women simultaneously, he became an expert climber. This expert at deficit spend- ing will probably always depend on his mother for a little monetary stability. With a pat on the forehead we send Mac to more climbing. Mountaineering Club 3, 2, I: Swimming Team 4; Acolyte 3, 2, I ; Scoutmasters Council 4, 3. Class Rank — Company Training Officer LXXXVill CHARLES LINCOLN MACKALL, JR. Toledo, Ohio F— I " Holy Toledo " has been the code name most frequently associated with Charlie, because the determination and efficiency with which he performs each task is somewhat " Erie. " And when asked to give a hand, he will always say, " Buckeye sure will. " With unequaled friend- liness, cheerfulness, and desire for perfection. Charlie will only be limited by his infinite abilities, as the Artillery will discover when they say to him, " Ohiold friend. " Wrestling 4: Debate Council Forum 2, I ; Mountaineering Club 3. 2, I; Karate Club 2. I; Pointer 4, 3; Howitzer 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant PC ALBERT JAMES MADORA New Castle, Delaware H— 3 Jim strolled into Beast, straight frona the Salesianum High School Campus where his academic and athletic feats were well known. His popularity and personality were never hindered by the invisible " Gray Walls " , as evidenced by his election as our Class Treasurer. During his last two years as a Cadet and bar- tender of the Duffers Club, Jim averaged a trip home every 16 days, which just about classi- fied him as our only commuter. Although a pretty little nurse named Pat motivated him more than tactics classes, his aptitude for service was as high as his grades. A true com- petitor, " A.J. " should have no trouble suc- ceeding in any endeavor. Class Committee 3, 2, I : Class Treasurer 3, 2, I; 150-lb Foot- ball 4; Bowling Club 3; French Club 3; Pointer 2, I; Handball Club I. Class Rank — Battalion Operations Officer, 2nd " Battalion H CHARLES SAMUEL MAHAN, Sparta, Georgia JR. P— 2 With a Playboy under his arm. Chuck made the long trek from the green woods of Georgia to the grey walls of West Point. Regardless of the situation, he could still be relied upon to " pull out " the two hour research paper and always have the " poop " , in spite of his un- failing attendance at the movies. Beneath the indifferent exterior however, he was the type of fellow you could always depend on. Coupled with his Spartan determination and ready sense of humor. Chuck will always find his way to the top, just as he did In the hearts of those that knew him. Corps Squad Football 4; Corps Squad Lacrosse 3; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, I; Audio Club 2. I; Scub a Club 3, 2, I; Rugby Club 2, I; B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Sergeant LXXXIX DAVID THORNTON MADDUX Racine, Wisconsin C — 4 The world is his home and he is at home in it. Philosopher, athlete, and intellectual; Dave is one of the few men truly involved with every- thing and everyone making up his world. For Intelligent logic in a discussion, or cold common sense under pressure, Dave Is one man who can always be relied upon. These qualities coupled with his serious drive and dedication cannot fail to guide him In the footsteps of history ' s great leaders. Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I ; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3, 2. I: French Club 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I; Fencing Team 3, 2, I. -.- • - Class Rank — Platoon Leader ,!; WALLACE CLIFTON MAGATHAN, III Annandale, Virginia B— 3 Magathan: brains, personality, athletic ability — one small package, and one tremendous per- son. He is the extremely rare breed of indi- vidual who can get interested In everything Imaginable, attempt anything under the sun, and always come out on top. A wonderful ■friend, always willing to help anyone. There Is only one way to describe Wally: he ' s got it. 150-lb Football 4, 3; Chess Club 4, 3, 2, I, -President I: Debate Council Forum 4, 3. 2, 1; Prot- estant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Adjutant, 1st Battalion LARRY BRIAN MAIN Sumner, Washington D— 4 Hailing from the great northwest, Larry proved himself as strong and stable a class- mate as the woods that grow near his home. He inspires confidence in those who know him as Scuba Diver, and athlete; as a good man to have along. This exceeded only by his self- less concern for others marks him as one of the happy few whose world spans the breadth of human endeavor and whose goal is another challenge to know the unknown. C-Squad Wrestling Scuba Club 4, 3, 2, Class Rank — Company Sergeant JOSEPH FRANK MANCE Titusville, Florida H— 3 Coming straight to West Point from Titus- ville High School on the trusted advice of a football coach, Joe had a lot to learn about college life. Freshman initiation Into Woo Poo ' s fraternity was nine months longer than expected. With stars In his eyes he was able to rise above studying and academics. For three years he spent his hours daydreaming about that 427 Corvette and the Florida beach- es, and he tried his best not to let things get the best of him. Army Football 4, 3, 2; Company Car Representative I; Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader fC JOSEPH NICHOLAS MANSINO Bridgeport, Connecticut D — I Few people have ever been able to stay one step ahead of the " game " with such finesse and grace as has Joe, and now the long awaited victory is a sweet memory. " Suf- ficient " study time, coupled with " ample " time for relaxation has proved a successful formula. Many people are called outstanding, but Joe falls into that select group known as outstanding friends. The indomitable spirit and unfailing loyalty of this Connecticut Yankee will never be forgotten. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4, 2, I: French Club 3, 2, I; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, I; Public Information Rep- resentative 2. Class Rank — First Sergeant lc MICHAEL JOHN MANN Lead, South Dakota A— 3 Smilln ' Mike, who when not leading the pack In building pyramids and having a " really great " time on weekend leave, can generally be found playing foster father to the doolies. Infantry. Airborne, good student, paper air- plane champ, all that, plus dedication, loyalty, and efficiency characterize Mike. You can ' t ask for a better soldier or finer friend. Football 4; Baseball 4; Skydiv- ing Club 4, 3: Military Affairs Club 4, 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I KDET 2, 1; Spanish Club 3, 2 Choir 4; Dialectic Society 3 Mountaineering Club 4, 3; How- itzer 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander X xc LARRY ALAN MANNING Tyler, Texas H— I Larry, the terrible Tiger from Tyler, rolled Into West Point hot and smiling after a short Texas vacation. For all its seriousness and at- tention to detail West Point co ' uld never curb tremendous spirit and unexhaustlble drive — only the 2 mile run on triathalon came close to the latter. Its contribution to him was to help him channel his energies; his contribution to it was an Infusion of a much needed asset — enthusiasm. Larry has a lot of potential and coupled with a great capacity for generosity will take him to a rewarding and successful career. Cadet Band 4; Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I; 4th Class Systems Committee 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant STEPHEN JENNINGS MARCUCCILLI Lexington, Kentucky F — 4 Quiet and reserved at times, this man of many words brought to West Point his long black mane and smooth pink-cheeked face to complement his vibrant spirit and warm, under- standing, clneramlc smile. Hidden behind his sardonic exterior. Is a heart as big as an Italian hero sandwich. Never one to uphold the traditions of the rigid Prussian-like society, his time was divided between countless hours on the area and weekend parties In his room. He reduced the age-old opinion of " Wine, Women, and Song " to just " Wine " . He will always be remembered by his by-word, WEE-HOO-HA- HA! Sports Information 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader MARVIN EUGENE MARKLEY Springfield, Ohio A— 3 Marv survived a rather strenuous Plebe year to become a regular member of A — 3 ' s ' 68 club. A champion of late lights and hard work, " Marvelous " always maintained a per- manent spot on the Dean ' s List. Hailing from the Buckeye State, Marv brought with him a never ending smile and a sense of humor that got many of us through more than one gloom period. We will never forget " Guppy " or his method of brushing teeth. His willingness to win as In sports and In academics will guar- antee him a successful career. We are proud to have Marv with us. Dance Band 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2, 1; Mathematics Fo- rum 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant )C XCI DENNIS WAYNE MANSKE Stockton, California F— 3 Experience is the name many people qive to their mistakes. To Dennis, cominq to West Point was not an experience but the cul- mination of a lifelong ambition. After gradua- tion he will find time to excel mentally and physically and will no longer face the problem of optimizing time to achieve well-rounded- ness. His acceptance of hard work as empha- sized by his intramural performances, physical education test scores, and occasional mem- bership on the Dean ' s List will guarantee his success in the profession of arms. Wrestling Team 4, 3, 2; Bowling Club 2, I; Scoutmasters Council 2, I; Skydiving Club 4; Triath- lon Club 2. I. Class Rank — Battalion Supply Officer, 2nd Battalion THOMAS EDMUND CLARE MARGRAVE Fairfax, Virginia F— 3 A Virginian following the great military tra- dition of that state, Tom came to West Point determined to become an " officer and a gen- tleman " in the mold of Lee and Jackson. Tom soon became a devoted participant in such D.C. and F. boondoogles as SCUSA and the Air Force Assembly while finding time to gather thousands of tenths from the Soc. Department. A student of merit, a fine friend and a connoisseur of fine women, Tom should leave a rather large, indelible mark on the world. Protestant Sunday School Teach- er 4, 3. 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club ,4, 3, 2, I: Debate Council ' ' forurti 3, 2. I; Judo Club 3: Lacrosse 4; Soccer 4. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant WILLIAM THOMAS MARRIOTT, III Barrington, Nev Jersey A — -2 " Willy " came here the picture of the high school stud. With so many ribbons and medals from swimming and track, one could hear him and his B-robe coming from across the area. Since then he has become more like the rest of us, writing off academics till the next day and sleeping rather than swimming. In his visit here he has earned many friends who will always recognize him when they meet; he ' s the little guy with the monotone voice — ■ and the big smile. Triathlon Club 4, 3; Cross Coun- try 4; B-Squad Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Handball I; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 2, I: Class Committee 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader DAVID MARTIN Kannapolis, North Carolina A— 4 " When you ' re neck deep, don ' t splash. " This pearl of wisdom has called on end to many an evening study session and typifies Dave ' s good sense of humor and pragmatic view of life. A signal file all the way, Dave has worked hard to join the ranks of orange and white ever since he joined us from Kannapolis, N.C. rind various other insundry places around the globe. With his rare combination of an easy going manner and a determination to complete a job the right way, Dave will go a long way in his career as an Army Officer. Karate Club 2, I; Culture Club 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 2, I; Behavioral Science Club I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant THOMAS JOHN MARTIN Schenectady, New York H- Born on a pair of skis, Tom was sent to us from Schenectady along with the GE225 computer, though the two are never confused with each other. His perseverance and good faith should serve him well in the future be it in the army or chasing women. He should have an outstanding career in the service as he strives to know the " why " of all he does. The woman who finally lands Tom will have quite a prize — a bit small but well worth the effort. Gymnastic Team 4, 3- Ski Team 3, 2, I: Pointer 4, 3: Riding Club 2. Class Rank — Company Commander JOHN THOMAS MARTIN, III Washington, D.C. C— 4 Tom came to West Point accustomed to a different type of Army life, but had little difficulty adjusting from the life of a " brat " to that of a cadet. His warm personality was never lacking and his interest in all sports was only surpassed by his many activities and his academic talents. With his fine competi- tiveness and determination, Tom will continue to score success after success. Class Secretary; SCUSA 2. I; Public Relations Council 2, I, Secretary I; Howitzer 2, I; Bas- ketball 4, 3: French Club 3, 2, I; Behavioral Science Club 2, I, President I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Supply Officer k XCII ROY WILLIAM MASE Bossier, Louisiana C — I Roy ' s acfivlties centered around wine, wom- en, and H reports: however, he had his gung- ho side, also. After an R and R in Europe, he returned for an extended tour in the Hudson hfighlands, where he was well-known for his long-range patrols in broad daylight. Roy ' s prag- matic nature marks him as a man to watch. Wrestling 4, 3; Treasurer Class of ' 67 4, 3, 2; Archery Club 2, .% I. ' Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant have recently returned from a tour of U.S. military bases in Europe. I had occasion to visit 15 installations, from London to Ger- many, in Greece, Italy, and Spain. Every- where, I was impressed by the high quality of the officers of the U.S. Army - graduates of the U.S. Military Academy for the most part. I want you to know how important a part they play in representing our country in those nations where they are presently sta- tioned. They represent the finest ideals of American citizenship abroad. Eurther, their wives and families, and the way they live tell the story of America better than any prepared propaganda could. Every good wish, Art Linkletter XCIII RICHARD MELVIN MASON Leawood, Kansas B— 4 To those of us who know Rick well, he is a sincere friend and a hard worker — That is, when he can be caught between activities. You sometimes have to make an appointment to be able to see him. Rick has that rare ability to mix academics, athletics, and extra- curricular activities — and always come out on top. From his morninq iaunts at 0515 to the wee hours of the next morning, he is always on the move. Anyone need a helping hand? — Someone to pull weekend guard? — Rick is always ready and eager to help whenever and wherever he can. Determination coupled with fantastic ability are his trademarks, trademarks which will lead Rick to success in whatever he does. Debate Council 4; Model U.N. 3, 2, 1; SCUSA 3, I: Scoutmas- ter ' s Council 4; Mountaineering Club 4, 3, 2, I; Skydiving Club 4, 3: Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Mili- tary Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Span- ish Club 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 2, I: Pointer 4, 3; Honor Rep- resentative 3,2, i . Class Rank — Company Commander ii iialiiii TONEY ADAMS MATHEWS Vicksburg, Mississippi D— 3 Bred in the jungles of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Toney has learned to thrive at West Point in and out of academics. His renowned knowledge of the sciences has pulled many a classmate through those hairy courses. On weekends his heart turns to either two dates on the same weekend or mountain climbing. He loves the outdoors, and because of his vast knowledge of rocks, he Is an expert on flirty. His mark of distinction is a deep Southern accent. Mountaineering Club 3, 2; Ca- det Band 4, 3; Chapel Choir— B-Squad 4, 3, 2; Russian Club 4, 3; Audio Club 3; Rocket So- ciety 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer fC WILLIAM JAMES MATLACH St. Louis, Missouri E— 4 " A friend in need Is a friend indeed, " can be used best to describe Bill throughout his four years here. When " Match " came to West Point he brought a quiet energetic and good natured personality with him. Whenever you felt bad all you needed to do was go see Bill. He always managed to spread a little cheer. Whether looking for a party in the Hotel Thayer cr iust sashaying around the campus Bill was the perfect gentleman. With his firm determination and will to win there is no way but up for Billy. Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I: Judo Club 4; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, I; Chess Club 2, I; Scuba Club 2, I. I Class Rank — Supply Sergeant ll|[ll lll|[ JOHN DONALD MAYER, JR. Baltimore, Maryland E — 2 Hailing from the home of the Orioles and Colts, Jack brought one ambition with him; to play lacrosse for Army. His achievements have spoken for themselves. Besides disagree- ing with the TD and all others who rank him, Jack ' s second maior interest lies 3,000 miles away, making him very aqlle with a ballpoint pen. Always with a smile and a flock of friends. Jack should sparkle as a representative of the Queen of Battle, A-Squad Lacrosse 3,2, I ; C- Squad Lacrosse 4; Hop Man- ager 4, 3,2, I ; Howitzer Rep- resentative 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant WILLIAM JOSEPH McADAMS, JR. Floral Park, New York A— 4 Heralding from the Big City, Billy Joe came to us Intent on making the most of what was offered to him. Always smiling and never at a loss for words, Mac will be remembered for his high ideals and his knack for clear thinking. Whether it be sports, or professional skill. Bill will always be number one wherever he goes. Four years at West Point brought both distinction and refinement and his im- pression will be felt for a long time to come. Spanish Club 2, I; Rocket So- ciety 2, I, President I; Astron- omy Club 2, I; French Club 2, I: Public Information Detail 2, I, Cadet-ln-Charge I: Cath- olic Council 2, I, President I; Slum Gravy 2, I, Managing Editor I; Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Basketball 4, Numerals 4; Public Relations Council 2, I. Class Rank — Battalion Adiutant 1st Battalion JOSEPH SHEPARD McCAFFREY Alexandria, Virginia F — I Shep, an army brat, easily adapted to the West Point way of life. When faced with the decision of spending summer leave in Europe or at jump school. Fort Bennlng was chosen unhesitatingly over Germany. Shep can proudly boast of being pinned to the same girl three times. Always impressive in his athletic ability, Shep led his intramural teams to many stirring victories enroute to winning the company MVP award. Constantly setting an example of high ideals and desires, Shep will lead the way in years to come. Slum Gravy 4, 3, 2, I ; Span- ish Club 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant K XCIV WILLIAM TAYLOR McCAULEY Santa Rosa, California E— I A simple statement saying that Bill has con- sistently set the example for us all is somehow inadequate. Rather, he has been the model cadet, student and athlete. The standards he sets tor himself are always the highest and it is rare when he fails to meet them. He is an excellent leader who has mastered the tech- nique of " leadership by example. " Naturally he has earned our respect and our friendship. Without a doubt Bill will continue to utilize his talents to the best of his ability going " onwards and upwards " to lead in positions of great responsibility. Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2; French Club 3, 2: Debate Council Forum 2; Investigating Officer, 1st Regiment, Honor Committee I; Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Company Commander MICHAEL VANCE McCLARY Falls Church, Virginia B — I An ardent defender of the System, Mike has maintained his drive and sense of humor during his tenure at West Point, despite occasional setbacks. Dedicated to a future in Armor after a June wedding, Mike has never let academics Interfere with his free time, much of which was spent underneath his beloved Brown Boy. All who know Mike well can have no doubt of his ability to get the iob done and to suc- ceed at whatever he sets his mind to. SCUSA 2, I; German Club 3, 2, I; Fencing Club 4. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant THOMAS CRAIG McCONNELL Mt. hlolly. North Carolina C— I We ' ve heard a rumor that Mt. Holly holds a parade every time he heads home. There ' s not much that T.C. didn ' t tackle at West Point •—from rugby to the Glee Club to deer hunting on Long Mountain. Taking up a little Hank Williams on his guitar from time to time, his heart ' s still deep in the South but even deeper In a belle named Brenda. The Army ' s going to soon be greeting another Jeb Stuart. Glee Club 4, 3,2, I ; Protestant Choir 4, 3, 2, I; 150-lb Football 4, 3; Rugby 2, I; Howitzer 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 2, I ; Skydiv- ing 4, 3, 2; Scuba Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader xcv JAMES EDWARD McCLAIN Perrysburg, Ohio C— I ■4 ji Life to Jim is a bowl of Sherry. Durinq his four year visit, Jim excelled in many fields, however, his most impressive was academics. There will be many other thinqs to remember him for ... popcorn and rum durinq " study hall, " active participation in the archery club, and his early morninq duck huntinq trips. But those of us who have known him will never forqet his great friendship and strength of character. Football 4, 3; Archery Club 2, I; Goat Football 2. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant RICHARD ELLIOTT McCLELLAND St. Albans, West Virginia A— 2 The " Turtle " is truly a man for all seasons. His determination and his grasp of the technical side made his way smooth where others had to climb. He always chose the hard course, the tough sport, the more difficult riqht; and always came up a winner. West Virqinia bred, he manages to bring a combination of com- mon sense and qood cheer wherever he qoes. He will succeed wherever he goes if he ever gets out of debt. His future is a cloudless sky Band 4, 3, 2, I; Dance Band 3, 2, I; Glee Club 3, 2, I: Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I: Judo Club 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 4. Class Rank — Training Sergeant WILLARD PHILLIP McCRONE West River, Maryland He " Willi( to some but " Bill " to most of us. A guy with lots on his mind but usually thinking mostly of Carol. An Engineer in every sense, Bill tried mostly to let the system forget about him and he did likewise to the system. This wasn ' t indifference mind you, for many plebes know his wrath (?), but his character demanded freedom and expression which he usually found and exploited. OPE liked Willie ' s body so much they almost used it as a training aid for physical fitness. There is a lot between plebe and firstie, and Bill made the best of the situation. Billy doesn ' t need too much luck, he makes his own and so he qoes off to the outside world loaded for bear. Hop Committee 4, 3, 2, I: French Club 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3; Ski Club 3, 2, I: Flnqer-Paint- ing Forum 3: Engineer Football 2. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant ll liatllllQ JOHN WILLIAM McDONALD San Antonio, Texas C — 4 Arriving here from Chateauroux, France, " MAC " found he had forgotten just one " little thing " — a return ticket! Not one to be easily dismayed " MAC " decided to keep himself busy and not allow himself time to remember his former life. As if W.P. weren ' t enough in itself " MAC " wore stars and found starting berths on both the plebe 150-lb football and lacrosse teams. Yet above all MAC will be remembered as an individual — a man of action. Corps Squad ISO-lb Football 4, I ; Corps Squad Wrestling 3, 2; Corps Squad Lacrosse 4; French Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Regimental Operations Officer ROBERT GEORGE McDONALD Springfield, Virginia B— 3 Well liked for his easy going personality " Mac " has made quite a contribution to West Point durinq his four year stay. Easily recoq- nizable as the quy with all the Navy stars on his jacket, Bob is one of the finest trackmen to ever spike the cinders of Shea Stadium, and will leave behind a bundle of Academy records which should be hard to erase. If not at the track, Mac can usually be found boutinq with the Brown Boy, trying to recover from the challenges of the day. Cross Country 4, 3, 2, I; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, I : Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Serqeant ' HOWARD CHOWNING McELROY Lake Charles, Louisiana G — 4 Howard entered West Point as a cultured Southern Gentleman and was determined to leave it that way, hopefully forcing some changes In this gray world during his four " fun-filled " years. Under the Influence of two goo d friends, " Lash Larve " and another smiling, good-natured gentleman, Howard soon learned to restrict any attempted changes to those he made on the shape of his waste-basket with a well-aimed foot. After making many qood friends and consuming many bottles of scotch, he Is graduating from West Point with the satisfaction that he was not a " typical " cadet. Pointer 4; Dialectic Society 4, 2; French Club 2; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — 4th Regimental Supply Sergeant XCVI BRIAN JOHN McKENNA Wantagh, New York C— I Finding the challenge of Providence College too easy, Brian decided to apply his talents to West Point. His talents are many. Setting a Corps record for authorized absences on week- ends, this Long Islander concentrated acadenn- Ics, extracurricular activities and telephone calls from his girl Stevie, into his week with re- markable efficiency, excellence and ease. Brian ' s confidence, intelligence, and keen sense of detecting the next " good deal " make him an outstanding ally and friend for all who are fortunate to know him. After all, a man must be admired who can tolerate open windows at night when the chill factor is —20. 1968 Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I: Math Forum 2, I; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I: Skydiving Club 2, I: Rocket Society 2, I; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I: Debate Council Forum 2, 1; Spanish Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant DONALD JOSEPH McLANE Wilmington, Delaware H — I After three years in " Army Green " Don decided to make the change to " Army Blue " and entered with It In June 1964. As an out- standing student, Don ' s quick mind and easy way with words helped him score high in academics and popularity, even as a plebe. As ingenious as he was intelligent, he managed to divide his time between academics and " Flirty " with ease. Don ' s engaging manner and friendly ways will make his career a bright and reward- ing one. Portuguese Club 4, 3, 2, I; Na- tional Debate Tournament Sec- retariat 4, 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer BARTON JAY McLELLAN St. Louis, Missouri H- With a unique storytelling ability and a vivid imagination Bart became a legend in his own time. Known as Black Bart during plebe year, his sense of humor and willingness to help others made him a friend to all. His only other major devotion besides baseball Is that beautiful nurse waiting at home for the wedding ring. He will serve with integrity whenever he goes outside the big grey world. Baseball 4, Choir 4, 3. 3, 2, I; B-Squad Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant 1st Sergeant XCVII CHARLES DOUGLAS MCKENNA Newport News, Virginia H — 4 He sings and dreams, makes a record, then sings again; gets a beautiful young princess — one, two, three, four ... from nation to nation and coast to coast — book to bool, class to course. What ' s the difference? There ' s just two kinds — easy ones and sciences ones — an equation? How to solve it? — everything worth finding seems to be in the latest perfect letter. So go wild young stallion; life is not made of a tenth and a tar bucket, but a dream in a song of a girl. — (or is it a girl in a dream of a song — or could it be ...) Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Howitzer Staff 2, 1; Assistant Photogra- phy Editor I : Debate Council Forum 4. 3: Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Public Relations Council 2, I ; Automobile Committee I ; Catholic Chapel Choir 4, 3, I; Audio Club 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander NEIL ANTHONY McLEAN, II Columbus, Georgia E— I Leaving Georgia to escape women troubles, Neil came North ready to enioy life. He gained weight in Beast and played football two years until they took him to the hospital to watch T.V. while they cut on his knee. With an aver- sion toward entanglement, Neil managed to escape the clutches of both rocks and rings. With an abundance of determination and con- geniality " Mac " will stand high on anyone ' s " most likely to succeed " list. Football 4, 3; Cardinal New- man Forum 4, 3, 2; Catholic Acolytes 2; Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Operations Officer THOMAS LESGATE McNAUGHER Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania C — 2 When Tom decided to come to West Point, it was the best thing that ever happened to C — 2. Tom never had to worry about himself, but he more than made up for it, for Tom was charged with the responsibility of keeping the whole crowd in C — 2 proficient. If it were not for Tom, our ranks would have been consider- ably thinner. Guys with brains are not uncommon at West Point, but men like Tom are unique. Tom was much more than just an omniscient tutor. He was genuinely interested in helping his charges, and his admonition to " just derive it — don ' t spec it " meant more than any of us realized. Tom has a great mind, but it is dwarfed by the qualities that endeared him to all of us as a lifelong friend. Ring and Crest Committee; Glee Club 3, 2, I; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Judo Club 2, I ; Gymnastics 4. Class Rank — Battalion Adjutant, 1st Battalion HARVEY MICHAEL MEARS Newport News, Virginia H— 2 Coming here from VMI, Mike made his bid for professional Plebe. He nurtured this professionalism in everything he did — studying academics, participating in extracurricular ac- tivities, traveling to Russia, goofing off, pur- suing the women, and of course wrestling matches with the quilt. But to those that really know him, Harv is much more. It is that certain spark of personality seen in his nicknames — Harv, Mfars, Rabbit — which makes him an un- forgettable person and an enduring friend. What he has given us will be given back to him many fold in the future. Class Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Chairman 500th Night Committee; Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Fencing Club 4; Scuba Club I. Class Rank — Regimental Supply Officer ANTONIO V ILLIAM MEDICI, II Cranston, Rhode Island C — 4 Tony, or " Deese " as he is known to most of us, will always be remembered as more than just a lump under a Brown Boy. He is also the " scholar " who was going Infantry anyway and the " athlete " who never let OPE stand between him and the finer things in life. Recognizable by the cute blonde by his side, he possesses the interest, ability, and person- ality that has made our stay here more pleasant and will make him a fine officer in the future. SCUSA (Transportation Com- mittee Chairman I ) ; 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4, 3; Military Af- fairs Club 3, 2, I; Ski Club 4, 3, 2. I; Car Committee I; Sailing Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader WALTER DENZIN MEINHAUSEN Nutley, New Jersey C — 2 Walt, the pride of C— 2, entered the hal- lowed gates with the rest of the unruly mob, but quickly distinguished himself by proving that there is always one more way to perform ar-y given task. Plebe year proved to be nothing Meins couldn ' t handle, and he quickly estab- lished himself as one of the friendlier troops around. He is always ready to help a classmate with academic problems, and provided many of the lighter moments for those in his im- mediate vicinity. There is no doubt that Walt can look forward to an interesting career. German Club Secretary; Chess Club; Plebe Track; SCUSA. Class Rank — Activities Sergearvf XCVIH EDWARD MARTIN MENDOZA Yonkers, New York F — 2 A Yonlters product Ed came to West Point ready for anything. He became a well-known figure being the only man to walk around with a cast for a left arm. But this really never hindered Ed. he was always a strong conpetitor no matter what the odds. He was always there to help out if only with his friendship. Medical school will probably claim Ed shortly after graduation and it won ' t be long until he will be able to attach M.D. to the end of his name. A man of many loves, Ed found that the only one to remain true was his brown boy. Howitzer Representative 2, I Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant JOHN CURRY MERRIAM Bonner Springs, Kansas E— 2 From Kansas, Jock came to the East full of determination and pride. Sometimes, however, he looked back with regret, and with his guitar and boots, the Red Baron of the Hudson made it clear he ' d rather fight than switch. When he wasn ' t sailing, Jock was developing his semi-prowess with the opposite sex. He made the four years seem a lot shorter for evety- one. With courage and drive, Jock will be a success in any field. Dance Band 4, 2, I; Cadet Band 2, I; Sailing Club 4, 3, «t 2, I. -= Class Rank — Platoon Leader ROBERT LEONARD MERRITT Des Moines, Iowa G— 2 The Annie Oakley of West Point, no one will ever forget the Ace and that deadly aim of his. An Iowa cornhusker making good In the big city, Bob became the best col- lege pistol shot In the country and one of West Point ' s All-Americans. In spite of his regular weekend trip, Bob breezed through four years of academics and never lost a major battle with the Tactical Department, With all his qualities, the Ace will make a fine Army officer. Glee Club 3, 2, I; C-Squad Pis- tol Letter 3, 2, I, Captain; All- Amerlcan Pistol Team 3, 2, I; A-Squad Chapel Choir; Fine Arts Forum. ' Sn V Class Rank — Academic Sergeant XCIX 1 ALVIN LOUIS MENTE, III Bethesda, Maryland G— I Pat, in his four years at West Point, has followed in his father ' s footsteps, by playing football and taking an active role In the leadership of the corps. As a two year starter on the football team at middle guard, " the Whale " had led the charge of the fierce army defense. His tough minded attitude a nd, winning pride have brought him success in the class- rooms too. As a representative of the Cardinal Newman Forum, Pat has not only shown a willingness to work, but his humility and self- sacrifice for his fellow cadets demonstrate his fierce loyality to West Point and its mem- bers. These deep rooted traits that have made Pat an exemplary cadet are sure to make him a success in all his pursuits. Cardinal Newman Forum 4. 3, 2, I: Catholic Choir 4, 3; Catholic Acolyte 4. 3,2, I ; Varsity Foot- ball Team 3, 2, 1. Class Rank — Platoon Leader EDWARD LEE MILINSKI Elkland, Pennsylvania A— 4 Eddie, a Polish Pennsylvanian, is a guy who will always be known to us for his football ability. He has one problem though, that being that his hands don ' t function very well. To remedy this, he keeps them at his sides and only uses his feet. This characteristic led fo his being named Captain of our Soccer team, a well deserved recognition for a hard working fullback. This attribute should help him to go far In future endeavors. Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I ; Soc- cer Team 4, 3, 2, I, Captain I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ! fC KEITH FRIES MERRITT Washington, D.C. E— I Arriving at West Point after a year filled with feats of swagger and bravado at George- town University, Keith relinquished most of his civilian ways but he has retained his caustic wit, curious chuckle and proclivity toward cynicism. A Navy junior, he is possessed of uncommon Industry and may be seen almost any afternoon contemplating going to the gym. Keith leaves West Point now with the same untrammeled confidence, unbridled enthusiasm and disarming diplomacy with which he en- tered. French Club 3, 2, I; Scuba Clu b 3; Skydiving Club 2; Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant ROBERT BRUCE MESSEL Bicknell, Indiana f G— 4 Our Indiana farm-boy, all six feet four of him, came to the last stronghold of Puritanism from a town so small that the street lights dimmed when anyone in town plugged In an electric razor. Bobby Bruce somehow never adapted to the Army way of doing things — he usually did it right the first time. He prided himself in being the only civilian in the Corps of Cadets — well, one of the few anyway. D — 4 ' s answer to Will Rogers will go far — well, as far as you can go In five years. Audio Club 3, 2, I: French Club 3, 2, I; C-Squad Basketball 4, 3, 2; C-Squad Track 4; Photo 4, 3, 2, 1; Rocket Society 2, I; Howitzer 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrating Officer CHARLES PRESTON MILLER, III Oak Hill, West Virginia C- Our head Rabble Rouser — long blond hair and a ready smile. Pres came to us by way of West Virginia University, where he cultivated a taste for beer and a repertoire of songs, both of which were In evidence at many Rugby parties. His credits and achievements were numerous, but to myself, and many others, his friendships stands at the top of the list. Rabble Rouser 2, I, Head I; Rugby Club 4, 3, 2, I, Vice President 2: Howitzer 2, Busi- ness Manager I; Hop Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club; Baptist Student Union. Class Rank — Company Commander CHARLES RICHARD MILLER Fort Bragg, North Carolina D — 4 " Straight-Arrow " Rick Miller is known by his classmates as the only man who can polish his shoes in his sleep. Rick is a tremendous advocator of his theory that you must " work hard and get good grades. " Rick is a good tennis and squash player and is a gentleman on the courts, when he is winning of course. However, Rick may become a little too excited if he is starting to lose. Nevertheless, " RIcker " will play his best. On the weekends Rick is usually dragging a beautiful woman. Moreover, Rick is a clean-cut, red-blooded, American " Boy " who tries to excel in all aspects of cadet life, especially the rack. B-Squad Choir 4; French Club 1: Riding Club I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer fC For twenty years, the essential foreign policy of the United States has been the containment of Communism, and this poli- cy has proceeded behind a military shield, mainly of the U. S. Army. When we see that since 1948, except for a fluke in Cuba, Com- munism has not gained one foot of land anywhere, we must conclude that the U. S. policy has been a success and that the Com- munist program for world domination has been a failure, and so generations of people in this and other countries will be indebted to Americans in Army uniform and in civil- ian clothes who helped to preserve their freedom. David Brinkley NORMAN ERIC MILLER Oxford, Indiana E— 4 He came as an innocent youth from a small town In Indiana, and endeared himself to all of us in E — 4 as a true friend. We soon recognized his outstanding personality, and Norman E. became the hub of social life within the company, both here at the Academy and away. Never was there a better man to spend a week-end with, or with whom to have a good man-to-man talk. Although never one to pass up a quick nap, Norman also managed to excel in academics. In future years we will all miss Norman, his quick, caustic wit, and his warm personality. Russian Language Club 3; Hop Manager 4, 3,2, I ; Chapel Choir 4, 3; Manager 3,2, I . Class Rank — Company Commander B-Squad Footba CI JOHN FRANCIS MILLER Seaside Park, New Jersey A— 2 Jack is one of the old men of fhe company but you would never know It for there are few people who are more pleasant to be with than he is. He has the ability to get along with everyone and, more important, he can work efficiently with everyone. He is a good lacrosse player and very good in squash. Whether you ' re interested in hard work, athletics, or iust good company, you can have no better friend than Jack. Math Forum I; Cardinal New- man Forum 2, I: Military Af- fairs Club I; Russian Club I: Rocket Society I: Fine Arts Forum I. Class Rank — Company Administrating Officer JOHNNIE MILLER Lake Charles, Louisiana D— 2 Armed with his Cajun wit and jump suit, Johnnie tried hard to convince us all that Fort Polk was the home of the Airborne Ranger type. The sky diving Loulslanlan was always " up in the air " over West Point come rain or shine; but come snow, he could al- ways be found In a snowbank at Victor Con- stant. Johnnie will always be remembered for his lively sense of humor and his ever-returning A-pin. ' dinal Newman Forum : Sport Parachute Tearr 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant k ROY DEEN MILLER Sumrall, Mississippi C— 2 Roy — the rebel who came to Yankeeland with a desire to push ahead — and that he did. Deen, as he Is sometimes called. Is a sure shot to be on top anywhere he goes. His easy going, Southern ways never fall to win and Veep friends. His paramount goals are to live a life of dedication to his country and to the " army brat " who captured his heart. Roy Is the type of man you ' d be proud to serve with and will, without doubt, find success throughout his career. Sunday School Teacher 3, 2, Spanish Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant ' » WILLIAM SCOTT MILLER Beale Air Force Base, California H— I An Air Force brat. Bill was born In Texas, but considers himself a native Californlan. A lover of sun and sand. Bill has fit well into the West Point routine. His main objective for four years was to get to bed by taps and managed to do so more often than not. A very amiable guy. Bill always has time for a witty comment. A real credit to our class. Bill has a fine career awaiting him In the Air Force. Fencing Club 4, 3: Astronomy Club 3, 2, ; Military Affairs Club I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant ROBERT LEE MILLS Rocky Mount, North Carolina B Bob is the pride of the state of North Carolina. His boyhood characteristics of cheer- fulness and wit have continued to reflect themselves here at West Point. Bob ' s vitality has earned him such nicknames as " Electron " and " Cuddles. " This enthusiasm and endless source of energy carries over to his work also. Below this happy exterior Is a source of logical thinking and real leadership. The Army is looking for people like Bob and on 5 June 1968 he " will be theirs for five years. " But those first five will probably just be a beginning for a prosperous and successful career for " The Electron of 1968. " Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Public Information Detail 2, I: Rabble Rouser 3, 2, 1; Riding Club 2; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer K EDWIN HARRY MILLSON. JR. Los Altos, California H — I Mills donned the heavy grey after a year of calling hogs at the University of Arkansas. His cherub face masterfully concealed a will unequaled in the history of the corps for sheer Intestinal fortitude and brass. Although several times he was hopelessly " D " approaching finals. Mills put on a burst of speed which dazzled his classmates and left heads of departments breathless. His ability to produce when nec- essary was a source of constant amazement to those around him. This ability coupled with his talents of persuasion will undoubtedly earn him several stars In the future. Mcv. ' man Forum 4, 3, 2, I; De- :■-■ Council Forum 2, I; •,,:,tary Affairs Club 2. 1; Be- ; h wloral Sciences Club 2, I : Cul- 1 tureClub2, I. Y Class Rank — Training Sergeant I PATRICK JOHN MOE Anaconda, Monfana H— 4 To West Point on that first day of July, 1964, canne a wild a id woolly cowboy, brandish- ing a love for bullwhip and Itnife, and his fellow man. Over the four years of his tour at the Military Acadenny, Pat ' s love for bullwhips and knives were placed low on the priority list while that for his neighbor rose to greater heights. Second on his priority list was a pas- sion for falling around in the sicy and in such capacity served the Sport Parachute Club admirably for three years. If interest and bigness of heart will affect the task, then by Pat it will be as good as done. Cadet Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 : Skydiving Club and Team 4, 3, 2, I: Military Affairs Club 4, 3; Russian Club 4, 3: Debate Council Forum 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant KENNETH JOSEPH MORAN Franklin Square, Nev York G — I After a try at the hop-step and jump, the Mantis decided to pursue those fun things in life when he managed to stay at West Point, Latin American Exchange, weekends, and trips notwithstanding, Ken usually turned in an ad- mirable record. With a new Mustang, a Fi- ancee and a commission, the future looks bright. Intelligent, capable, and seemingly always able to do a good job, success cannot fail to follow Ken throughout his career. Track 4, 3; Cadet Band 3, 2; Latin American Exchange 2; SCUSA 2; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer JOHN WILLIAM MORRIS Denver, Colorado B — i Being a Brat, John was almost born with a suitcase in his hand. Arriving at West Point ready to conquer all, John has proceeded to demolish the Academic, Tactical, and Physical Education Departments. Being an Engineer, he upheld their honor in the Goat-Engineer game, but even his heroics could not overcome the mass of the Goats. Being a man who accepts all challenges, he accepted the challenge of airborne to prepare him for his Army car eer which will undoubtedly be long and reward- ino. Engineer Football 2; Howi 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader ii|[iialiiii|[ cm THOMAS MICHAEL MOORE Lakewood, New Jersey A — I Tom came to West Point from a notable high school career and here continued his outstanding record. Always distinguishable by the white spot flashing from the back of his head, Tom lent to all his classmates his magnificent humor, continuous joviality, and the Icnacit of always being carefree and happy. Whether working on a class committee project or playing a Rugby match, the esprit of the group was a reflection upon his vibrant leader- ship and personality. Class Committee 3, 2, I : Rugby Club 4, 3, 2, I; Pointer 2, 1; Howitzer 1; Slum Gravy 3; Math Forum 2, I ; Debate Coun- cil Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Assistant Regiment al Adjutant LEON FRANCIS MICHAEL MORAND, III Simsbury, Connecticut F— I Simsbury! What ' s that? From a town so small that the city limit signs are back-to- back on the same fence post came Lee on that fateful date in July ' 64. Thinking he would get a head start on his future classmates, he arrived early, and he has never been early for anything since, unless there is free food, easy tenths, or the chance to be of help to someone. His determination to roll with the punches and bounce back a better man will be richly rewarded. Chin up, Lee, officers can ' t be " D " . C-Squad Soccer 4; Band 4, 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 2, I; New- man Forum I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader WILLIAM LEE MULVEY Clarksville, Tennessee C— 3 This silver tongued cadet probably brought back the most and biggest trophies ever ac- cumulated by a debater. His southern-drawl and finesse with the ladles was only excelled by his " 18.0 " English papers. And if it hadn ' t been for Stm ' s and RDP ' s ... Although awarded the somewhat dubious distinction of Squad Leader " most likely to quill his roommate, " his fine sense of duty and esprit gained him the respect and friendship of all. Following in the footsteps of his father. Bill will undoubted- ly pursue a distinguished career in the In- fantry. Debate Council 4, 2, I ; Bowling Club 4; Howitzer 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant JOHN HEWEH MUNSON Arlington, Virginia H— 3 Jack came to West Point as an Army brat claiming the entire world as his home. After acquiring a grasp of Spanish while living In Argentina, he spent many weekends on Spanish Club trips and many free hours reading those spicy Spanish books. Utilizing his fluent and persuasive line of talk, he found a steady stream of girls to liven up his otherwise dull weekends. What did he learn here? " The mysteries of the universe were not made clearer. " Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, I; Pointer 3, 2, I; Corps Squad Soccer 4; SCUSA 2, I; Mexican Ex- change 2; Latin American Ex- change I . Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant f MAURICE EDWARD MURPHY, Rialto, California -3 Murph, " the Surf, " a California boy, always seemed to be in on everything. On all of the A — 3 ' 68 camping trips, pictures, rough-houses, and parties, you were always sure to find Mike in the thick of things. He had several nick- names such as Mike, throughout the company; " Stein " , during Buckner; and " Squeaky " dur- ing Plebe year. Mike was always the one per- son in the group with a cold, as exemplified by his proverbial and famous itchy-twitchy nose. Although known for his consistent movie- going, he has always done well In academics. Mike is also an ardent sports fan, especially soccer. Mike is a great friend and a man of decision who will go far in later life. Fencing 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer STEVEN LYNN MURPHY La Junta, Colorado A— 3 On I July 1964, La Junta, Colorado gave West Point Its best. Since then that best has been producing the best. Steve ' s many sided personality ranges from Graham Hill ' s racing ambition, to Zorro ' s ability with the foil, Juan the coffee grower ' s ability with good coffee, and Rommel ' s fascination with the might of armor. On the strictly serious side, Steve is a man dedicated to principles and on whom you can rely for doing a good job on anything. The best, no matter where he goes. Rifle 4, 3; Rifle Club 4, 3; Ger- man Club 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 4, 3, 2. 1; KDET 1; Fencing 4, 3, 2, Captain I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant CIV MALCOLM MCLEOD MURRAY Waycross, Georgia E — 4 Mai hails from Waycross, Georgia but being a brat, he ' s traveled all over the U. S. picking up tidbits of info to toss out at the all-night E — 4 bull sessions. When it comes his turn, he takes second place to no one: research papers are his specialty. Mai is leaving us and our caissons and going off " into the wild blue yonder. " Whether he ' s here or yonder, we will long remember and, with smiles on our faces, recall the happy times and the warm friendship shared with him. SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant FRANK RAYMOND NADER Brainerd, Minnesota F — 2 Frank made many friends here with his will- ingness to join in on any informal activity, such as central area tag team wrestling or king of the snow pile. His enthusiasm combined with a fine athletic ability, enabled him to play many sports well. However, this zeal lost a little of it ' s edge In the area of academics except for a few minutes before each class, when he could be seen working at the maximum efficiency necessary for a proficient grade. The consensus of most was that although he did not quite live up to his motto of " 1 can stop being gross any time I want, " he was the finest friend of all who knew him. Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Fine Arts Class Rank — Company Commander NICHOLAS NAHORNIAK Willernie, Minnesota D— 3 Nick Nahornlak, alias Nike, the Fang, or the Mad Russian, departed from Willernie, Minnesota, to come to West Point to play football. After having three rounds with Doctor " Z, " " Nike " decided that track was developed for big Russians. Having known " Nike " has been a pleasure for everyone concerned. He is always there when a classmate calls, and 1 am sure he will always be there when the Army calls. Good luck Nike. Football 4, 3; Wrestling 4; Portuguese Club 4, 3; Track 3, 2, 1; Catholic Choir 3. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant cv CHARLES RICHARD MYERS, JR. Torrance, California A — 4 Charley swore allegiance to those two sovereign states — Texas and Southern California. Never a bachelor Charley gave in before most of us, with a certain young lady in his eye and wedding bells in his ears. His memory will be engendered in us by his guitar plucking and his expensive, self-built stereo system that never completely worked . . . somehow. A scholar and a gentleman, his easy-going man- ners reflected his trouble-free attitude toward cadet life. Volleyball Club 2, I: Military Affairs Club 2, I; Scuba Club 3. 1; Color Line Show 3; Be- havioral Science Club I . Class Rank — Sergeant GEORGE VAN DEVENDORF NEILL, JR. Wheaton, Illinois i -+ With a personal library comparable with that organic to the organization. G.V. never let his studies interfere with his education. A star man to the academic department, George ' s easy going brilliance has often prevented a friend from being turned out — that is except in P.E. The Army is acquiring indeed a unique personality. Pointer 4, 3. 2. I. Battalion Representative — Regiment Rep- resentative and Sales Manager; Chess Club 4; Scuba 3; Howitzer 2, Company Represen- tative; Fine Arts Forum 2. Class Rank— Platoon Leader i7y m ROSS LOUIS NAGY Forest Dale, Vermont B— 4 Ross has adapted well since coming here from Vermont. He had little idea what to ex- pect when he got into the Army and still has little idea what to expect. He has been treated well here, they fixed him so he could roll over and leave his legs where they were but it did not please him. He was allowed to go to a baseball game and thanks to co- operation on both ends the teams agreed to continue it after he left until he was back at West Point so that he could listen to the end. But it is almost over now and Ross has little to complain about. Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3. 2, I: Soccer 4; lOOth Night Show 4, 3. Class Rank— 1st Battalion Sergeant Major fC DALE RUDOLF NELSON Lockport, New York E— 2 Dale, a West Pointer by birth, is known for his love of wrestling and his distaste for academics. Never defeated by the system, he will be remembered for " Operation Pizza " and other infamous schemes. His vast knowledge of military art, coupled with ability, spirit and dedication will take him far In the Infantry. Wrestling 4, 3 Club 4, 3, 2, I tlon Detail 2, I Military Affairs Public Informa- Sky Diving 4. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant A WILLIAM LAFAYETTE NASH, JR. New Orleans, Louisiana B — 3 Nixing an appointment to the Military Academy after graduation from high school in Northern New York, Bill chose the Green Wave of Tulane to help him further his educa- tion. A Presidential appointment gave him his second chance at USMA. This time Bill ac- cepted and set out in his father ' s footsteps. He never slacked off for a minute and with gradua- tion in sight Bill is ready to trade his stars and stripes for a set of gold bars. His traveling will probably be much more comfortable when Detroit delivers a new Corvette and a certain young lady to go with it. Football Manager 4; Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Russian Club 4, 3; Sky Diving Club 4, 3; Math Forum 4, 3; Rocket Society 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander EDWARD LEE NELSON Des Moines, Iowa C— 2 Nels brought a lot of desire and determina- tion with him, and used It to good advantage in winning friends and influencing people. He fought many a tough battle with the academic people, but always came out on the winning side. You could always count on Ed for a favor, and there is probably no one who will put out harder for his friends when they need him to. Any friend of Ed ' s is a friend he ' ll keep for a long time, and we all know that Ed will make it big In his chosen profession. Cross Country 4. Class Rank — Sergeant CVI JOHN HOLDEN NERDAHL Robbinsdale, Minnesota H— 3 You could hardly miss John (alias " Red, " sometimes " Freckles " ) if he was anywhere near. A tough football player, a gentleman, and the finest of friends, we ' ll always remember John. How could we forget his chirp, his consistent performance on turn-outs, or that tremendous block he made at the ' 66 Navy game. John will always have a multitude of friends and ad- mirers. Football 4, 3, 2, I. Class Ranit — Platoon Sergeant DANIEL DICK NETTESHEIM New Berlin, Wisconsin A— 2 Audie came to our beloved Alma Mater from Wisconsin with a smile on his face and stars In his eyes. The smile stayed as a sign of his friendliness and enthusiasm. The stars moved to his collar as a reminder of his excellence not only in academics, but in everything he does. As a bridge player, athlete, all-around good guy, and above all, friend, Dan remains on top. West Point ' s loss will be our country ' s gain when Audie trades his saber and stripes for a gold bar. Military Affairs Club 4, 3, I; Spanish Club 4, 3; Chess Club 4, 3, 2, I; B-Squad Choir 2, I; Math Forum I . Class Rank — Battalion Executive ;■ Officer llWll I DAVID ANTHONY NEYSES San Bernardino, California A— I For the whole time he spent here, " NIIZE " never lost his hope that West Point would be moved to California. He always kept his faith in the basic goodness of humanity — even after that one afternoon when he allowed himself to be talked Into going to a class period that never existed. Fifty years from now we shall all be stopping on our trips along the West Coast to see the statue that the citizens of San Bernardino have dedicated to their most famous son. Howitzer 2, 1; Handball Club 2, I, President I; Mountain- eering Club I: Radio Club 3, 2; Sky Diving Club 4, 3; Base- ball 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CVII BOHDAN NESWIACHENY Somerville, New Jersey F— 2 One of the most popular figures at West Point, " Bud " Neswiacheny has risen fronn " that- huge-Plebe-over-there " to one of the most likable, well-respected football captains ever at the Acadenny. Besides being very intelligent (advanced courses and high grades) and well endowed with athletic ability (football, basket- ball, and lacrosse), Bud has achieved what all men covet: the ability to make friends spontane- ously, and better yet — keep them. Because of these qualities, plus his sincerity and under- standing. West Point will long remember Bud Neswiacheny. Football 4, 3, 2, I, Captain 1; Basketball 4; Lacrosse 2, I; Russian Club 2, I; Woodsmen ' s Club I: Fine Arts Forum I. Class Rank — Battalion c-. j Operations Officer 2nd si =4L , Battalion EARL EUGENE NEWSOME Tampa, Florida E— 3 Being of sound mind. body, and Bossier City, Louisiana. Earl came straight to West Point from high school ... A pace-setter in Inactivity, Earl was one of the first cadets In the Scuba course to ever try buddy-breathing without a partner and without an air tank. Commissioned in the Air Force, Earl is now visible nightly from 1900 to 2100 ... prostrate in the Of- ficers ' Club! French Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant KENNETH ROBERT NICHOLSON Springfield, Massachusetts E — 3 Known as " Nick " or " Nicky " to most. Ken brought his individualism and high ideals from his Puritan homeland only to embark on the shores of the Hudson for a second time, the first being at his birth. One would have been astonished to observe the nonchalance with which Ken viewed academics. On weekends he could be found either reconnoitering " flirty " or securing the " rack. " If all goes as planned. Ken is sure to rise to the top — in an Army helicopter that Is. Sunday School Teacher 3, I ; Mountaineering Club 4, Military Affairs Club 3. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant y JESS RALPH NICKOLS, JR. Little Rock, Arkansas E— 2 Coming from an Air Force family and bolstered by two years of civilian schooling, Jess (alias Ralph) quickly gained the reputa- tion of a gentlemart and scholar In E — 2. He turned an early setback by the monsters in OPE into a success by constant running and be- came known as the fleetest dragonman In the Corps. The Infantry will gain an Intelligent officer with a highly developed sense of humor, if Jess Moses can stay sober and out of the shower. Ski Club 3. 2. Class Rank— 2nd Battalion Sergeant Major GEORGE DEWEY NIPPELL Cordova, Alaska A— 4 George Is one of the few true unsophisticated country gentlemen who has been confined within these grey walls for four years and has left them unchanged. He spent many long hours dangling from the rafters of the old Army theater installing the lighting system used for the Dialectic Society ' s shows. The rest of George ' s free time was devoted to photography and Pat, his OAO, with perhaps an occasional moment set aside each day for extracting an education from his beloved texts. George will never lack friends. Ideals, ambi- tion or anything else important to the living of a good, full rewarding life. He will certainly be a credit to his country, the Army and to his native Alaska. Dialectic Society 4, 3,2, I : Howitzer Photography I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JON BARRETT NOLAN Lafayette, California k A— 2 Although plagued with depression due to his being fraudulently lured from the surf and sand of the Lafayette Reservoir, Scurve soon realized what life in the zoo really had to offer. His cadet career may be aptly titled " The Loneliness of the Long-DIstance Runner, " a saga in which he willingly chose to remain Ignorant of and unchanged by the pressures which were administratively placed upon him. In short, Scurve remained a true friend, un- impressed by the unimportant, unirritated by the Irritating and the best half-mller and worst speller the Chemical Corps will ever hope to see. Cross Country 4, 2, I; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2. I ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2. I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant evil I What I wish to say to you, the Class of 1968 of the United States Military Academy, is an echo of what I have said, over many years, to the people of our nation. In the history of every good people, its finest young men have offered their lives and for- tunes to protect the community they serve. Today our young men step forward to pro- tect not only lives but the freedom and as- pirations of oppressed people across the world. When our Country hears their pleas for protection from persecution, she turns to you. I have everywhere asked our people to sustain you in peace and in war. I ask them to share my reverence for the Corps for its spirit of self-sacrifice. Your honor and the integrity of our national ideals are insepar- able. I need not tell you. Senior Classmen, the burden which that places upon you in the highest tradition of the Corps. Having known so many of your splendid predeces- sors personally, I congratulate you with the utmost confidence that you know the full meaning of the sacred oath you will take as Officers of the United States Army. CARDINAL SPELLMAN cix MICHAEL AUGUST NOONAN Elgin, Illinois B— I Mike entered Wesf Point as a shy young man from the Midwest with a knacis for putting basketballs through a hoop. The four years here have seen that shyness all but disappear, as any of his friends will attest, with no decrease In his basketball prowess, as Army ' s opponents will attest. Those of us who knew him will always remember the loyalty, closeness and fun times which characterize Mike. What- ever Mike does In the future he is assured of having friends who come his presence. Basketball 4, 3, 2, School Teacher 4 havioral Sciences Astronomy Club I. appreciate and wel- I; Sunday 3, 2, I; Be- Club 2, I: Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant - K. LEO EDWARD NORTON, JR. Barrington, New Jersey F — 4 Lee enjoyed his four years here about as much as the rest of us. While never aspiring to join the century club he nevertheless com- piled some credit along this line and while never getting stars he never came close enough to sweat turnouts. Even after many funfilled afternoons with OPE he graduated from the rock squad. What time the TD, OPE and P ' s left him was divided between his love for his brown boy and a girl named Jackie. Baseball 4; German Club 4, 3 2. I; Slum Gravy 3, 2 Editor Slum Gravy I. Class Rank — Academic Sergea nt IfeiM MICHAEL JAMES O ' CONNELL Waterloo, Iowa C — 3 Displaying ihe true spirit of the Irish, whether on the fields of friendly strife. In the classroom, or under his brown boy Mike was never one to turn down a challenge or a Scotch. With his natural gift of gab, both extraneous and extemporaneous, Mike was voted to his P ' s as the " most likely to become one of us. " Despite this rather dubious award, he still maintained his calculated indifference to everything. He possesses a hint of greatness that may one day present itself. Bowling 4; Skeet Trap Club 4; French Club 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant CRAIG EDWARD O ' CONNOR Arlington, Virginia G — 3 No stranger to military life, Craig came to West Point and settled quickly into the routine of Cadet life. Never encountering many obstacles in the areas of academics, athletics or trip-taking, Craig would take a back seat to none and proved himself to be a true all-star athlete-weekender. Fond memories will always include his elec- tion as B — 3 ' s representative in the orthopedic clinic ' s " Half Moon Club. " The future calls for Artillery and our hearty wish for success In all his endeavors. Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, I; B- Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Math Forum 3, 2, I; Pointer Represen- tative 3; Howitzer Representa- tive 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant k STEPHEN JAY NYQUIST Marquette, Michigan H- Steve came to us from the back-woods of Michigan with a burning desire to play foot- ball and an endless supply of practical jokes. Never one to worry about academics he soon became the permanent resident of the ejec- tion seat in S.S. He probably spent more time In the library than any other cadet but never seemed to get any studying done. Always easy- going and quick to make friends, Steve wil l without a doubt be a success in anything he does. Football 3,2, I : Indoor Track 4; Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I: Chapel " B " Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Bowling Club 4; Spanish Club 4, 3, I: Rocket Society 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant JOSEPH PAUL O ' CONNOR, JR. Griffiss Air Force Base, New York H— 4 If there ever was a hard and conscientious worker to graduate from the Military Academy, it would without question be " l-want-to-go- Infantry-all-the-way Joe. " Recovering from a slump in the first Inning of plebe year, Joe has grown in stature during the later innings of his stay within the " gray stone walls " to be- come the driving, dynamic personality and exponent of the Military Affairs Club as well as of at least, at one time or another, a dozen other organizations. It may safely be said that if drive, a love for the Army, and hard work will make a career officer great, then we may expect Joe to take his place among the Great Captains of History. Astronomy 4, 3; Cardinal New- man Forum 4, 3: Catholic Chapel Choir 4. 3, 2, I: Chess Club 2, 1; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I ; Grenade 3, Assistant Edi- tor-in-Chief 3: Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I, Vice President 2, President I ; Mountaineering Club 2, I; Pointer 4, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I: SCUSA 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer cx DAVID HENRY OHLE Stuebenvllle, Ohio G— 3 After a second try and a battle with the English, Spanish, and Psychology Departments (which won hinn five stars), Dave looks like he ' s going to nnake It this time. A hard worker, but easy going, he ' s not one to let academics bother him. Dave will be a welcome arrival to the " Follow me " crowd. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I; Class Vice President; Chairman of Hop Committee; Astronomy Club 2, 1; Spanish Club 3; Math Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Commander PATRICK JAMES O ' KEEFE Wakefield, Massachusetts F— 3 Happy-go-lucky Patty came to West Point straight from the ice hockey rink at Wake- field High. Never one to let anything get him down, Patty walked the area for six months and always kept that same cheerful smile. Pat has retained his interest in athletics and won the brigade soccer title for F — 3 cow year, in addition to playing A squad hockey and B squad lacrosse. Pat is looking forward to graduation and the day he can let his hair grow long again. With his quick smile and cheerful personality, he is sure to be a hit wherever he goes. A-Squad Hockey 3, 2, I ; C- Squad Hockey 4; B-Squad La- crosse 3, 2; Portuguese Club 3,2, I ; Behavioral Sciences Club I. Class Rank — Sergeant DAVID WOLCOTT OLMSTEAD Lawrence, Kansas A — I By leaving his home near the campus of the University of Kansas, Dave made a big, but worthwhile, sacrifice. Having spent four years on the Dean ' s List and most trip sec- tions, he proved that he had the qualities and attributes essential for a productive four years. But more important, it has been a great start to a successful career. Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Bowling Club 4, 3, 2, I, Pres- ident I ; German Club 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant - N CXI CHRISTOPHER ROBIN OHLINGER Chicago, Illinois G — 2 No one could put as much activity into 24 hours as Christopher Robin could — he was unique. He was the King of wit, satire, sarcasm, jest, humor and pantomlne — the entertainment field could have easily been his profession. But behind that sand paper mask was a brilliant mind and many extraordinary talents amply overshadowed by his effervescent personality. Behind that hairy, ape-like chest was a warm sincere heart only found In a lifelong friend. If we have half the fun In our lifetime that Chris did in these four years, we will be lucky. General Ohiinger, we salute you. Squash 4, 3, 2, I; Tennis 4, 3, 2, I; Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I: Catholic Choir 4. Class Rank — Sergeant ROLAND EMILE OLIVIER Berlin, New Hampshire F— 4 Rotlle came to us from the north woods of New Hampshire with his skates over his shoulder, and his friendship offered to all. Although never known for his outstanding mental powers, Rollie made his mark on us all In many ways. Being an outstanding tennis player, and also quite a lacrosse player were among his many feats. Probably most of all though, Rollie will be remembered as the short guy down the hall, who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Catholic Choir 4: Corps Squad Hockey 4, 3; Public Information Officer 3, 2, I; Slum Gravy I; Fine Arts Forum 3; Skeet Trap Club 4, 3, 2, I, Treasurer 2, Vice President I. Class Rank — Sergeant RUSSELL ANDREW OLSEN Orem, Utah E— I Russ arrived at the rock from Utah, bright eyed and ready to go. He quickly impressed us with his good humor and willingness to work hard. Russ found plebe academics hard — he had to take one more language than the rest of the class. He got over this obstacle and started his career to enjoy life. As a friend Russ would always be counted on. As a man he will be ready. So far he has made a suc- cess of life. Russ can look forward to a bright future. Class Rank — Sergeant K ROGER THOMAS OLSON Richfield, Minnesota D— 2 Oley Is a fun-loving, good-natured guy who can ' t miss being a hit anywhere with any- body. He is a fountain of knowledge on history and the military and ranks near the top In overall academics. His never-ending wit and laughter, added to his Intelligence, make him a number one man anywhere. Corps Squad Cross Country 4; Corps Squad Indoor and Out- door Track Manager 4: Military Affairs Club 4, 3; SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant CHARLES THOMAS OLVIS Monterrey, California D— I Although not known for his academic ef- forts. Chuck has spent many hours studying and helping others to study. The " blonde swinger " has had more than his share of troubles finding an understanding girl, but his Californlan per- sonality has always given him a ready supply of friends. A fine golfer and all-around athlete Chuck has no trouble filling his free hours. His easy manner and calmness under pressure will serve both Chuck and the Army well In a successful future. National Debate Tournament 4, 3; Catholic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Cardinal Newman Club 4, 3, 2, I ; Catholic Company Repre- sentative 2; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant NORMAN TYLEY O ' MEARA, Chicago, Illinois F— I After a fine year at Loyola Norm felt he needed a greater challenge. He met the chal- lenge of the Academy and West Point will always be greatful. Just a hair away from stars, Norm Is always willing to help out us less gifted " scholars. " He likes all types of athletics and can hold his own In any one of them. His In- terests vary from bridge to hunting, but para- mount Is his Interest In a girl called Linda. Honor Committee 2, I; Public Information Detail 2, I; Bowling Club 3; Chinese Club I. Class Rank — Company Commander k CXI I THOMAS DUANE ONASCH St. Petersburg, Florida C — 4 Though looked down upon by all, Tom had only his height to blame. His ready smile and active interest in all activities made him known and loved by all. Academics presented no prob- lems to Tom, and his occasional brushes with the T.D. merely added spice to his life. When sunbathing was not in season, Tom could be found playing pool, squash, at the computer, or attending the flick. We only hope Tom ' s hair lasts as long as his success, for then he will never be bald. Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I: SCUSA 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 2; Riding Club 2; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 2; Prot- estant Chapel Choir 4; Be- havioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank- Officer -Administrative MICHAEL ALBERT O ' NEIL West Newton, Massachusetts F— I Since the first time he strolled into Central Area whistling " For Boston, " there has been no doubt that West Point was made for Mike. The Celtics finally lost and the Giants never won, but through it all Mike never lost his likeable disposition or cheerful laugh. When he wasn ' t tossing Ed around the room or beat- ing Jay in Squash, you could look closely at Mike and see the sincere, dedicated person that he Is. It ' s infantry blue for Mike, and for Mike it will be all the way. Behavioral Science Club 2, I; Handball Club I; Military Af- fairs Club I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant LEE JAMES O ' REILLY Clifton, New Jersey C— 2 Donated to the DA by the State of " New Joisey " , Lee wound up the tallest of ' 68 in C — 2. Awarded with a broken nose from Plebe boxing, Lee progressed into upperclass years with such time-grabbers as In-season Brown Boy and KDET, the latter a reflection of his musical taste — " rock " . Besides four years of character West Point also gave him his first and only nick-name: Lee-J. Quick witted and sincere. Lee will have a career nothing short of superior. Mortar 3; Chess Club 4; KDET 3, 2; Mandate 2, I; Rocket So- ciety I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant CXlll JOHN ROBERT ONEAL Lawton, Oklahoma H— 2 Coming from the land of the 2nd best state In the union, this Okie brought to the Point his " knees " , hunnor, and winning ways. Aca- demics proved no match for John as he soon acguired stars — for his collar and attached to his girls. Setting the pace on the area — 44 hours — built up his knees enough so that he became a " Jock " . Of course there were John ' s extra curricular activities — the ski trips in the winter, the summers in the Holy Land, idolizing the Rolling Stones, and dreaming about a por- celain seat on the passenger side of his " vette " . Honor Committee I ; Russian Club 4, 3; Ski Team 2, I; De- bate 3. Class Rank— Battalion Adjutant 2nd Battalion JAMES ARBON ORAHOOD Greenfield, Indiana B — 3 Reared on exhaust fumes at the Indianapolis 500 " Hood " decided to park his cycle for a while and head for grayer pastures. Be it dat- ing the Junior Miss America or being top man on the " D " list, Hood was always into some- thing. One semester he became a serious con- tender for the " days away from West Point " award. After turning him out enough times to make his bathrobe look like a self-contained galaxy, the academic department decided to let him get through. A wise decision on their part, for the U.S. Army will be getting a great guy, and the Class of " 68 " will be getting a place to stay In the Bahamas. Debate Council Forum (NDT) 4; Lacrosse 4; Astronomy Club 3,2, I : Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, 1: Cadet Band 4, 3: Math Forum 3. Class Rank — Sergeant STEPHEN LESLIE OSBORN Cheyenne, Wyoming F — I Steve, better known as Oz, has been a pleas- ant addition to the Academy. Although he doesn ' t take Academy life very seriously, he has definite plans in the Army. Steve has al- ways been one for a good laugh and his little escapades after taps (cans rolling down the stairs) will always be remembered. Nothing ever seems to bother him, not even the tactical department. He always remains calm about everything. He will be an excellent officer. Scuba Club; Mountaineering Club; Airborne School. Class Rank — Training Sergeant LAWRENCE GEORGE O ' TOOLE Clinton, Massachusetts H — 3 Larry, another of Massachusetts ' native sons, is easily distinguished from the crowd by his bright red hair. Reluctant at first to relinquish his civilian ways, he now has plans of serving a career in the Armor. Larry soon became a staunch supporter of that favorite cadet sport, wrestling — brown boy division, but still found time for an occasional walk down Flirty or a once-a-semester, one-night term paper. Larry ' s Irish wit and will to win will be great assets to his success in the future. Sports Parachute Club 2. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant LeROY BROOKINS OUTLAW Washington, D.C. C— i Company C — I didn ' t know what it was get- ting itself into when they Invited LeRoy to Join the ranks — no boodle was ever considered safe again. Between search-and-destroy missions LeRoy could be found at the fieldhouse burn- ing up the track cinders — his academy record in the triple jump, which also won a Navy meet testifies to his strong and dedicated athletic ability. This dedication showed itself In class, also — when he was awake. With such a fun loving, yet energetic and diligent attitude, the Class of ' 68 gained one of the best. Cross Country 4; B-Squad Cross Country 3, 2, I; Indoor Track 4, . , ' 3, 2, I ; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, I. »-!l Class Rank — 1st Sergeant JOHN CHARLES OVENTILE Duluth, Minnesota G — I Enthusiastic is the word to describe Johnny. Whether on the ski slope or in 12th section iuice his amiable spirit serves as a beacon amidst the gloom, letting all know that it might just be worth It. Coming from the far reaches of Minnesota, Johnny has more than matched Hudson U., never letting circumstances daunt his friendly smile or cheerful outlook on life. As we are proud to number him among our ranks, so the Army is justly deserving of this talented individual. Fine Arts Forum 3; Astronomy Club 4. 3; Behavioral Science Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant ' K CXIV RICHARD LE ROY PALKE Richfield, Minnesota B— I Back in ' 54 from the land that Paul Bunyan made famous, Dick came to seek his rock bound highland home. While it may have proved to have quite a bit of rocks, Dick saw them all through and looked forward with each minute to his release. Dick will always be remembered by his aggressiveness, competing in ISO ' s fresh- man year and on the Rugby Club each of his four years, his constant battles with the English department and Webster ' s dictionary, and his lifetime gold plated membership card to the W.C.T.U. We know that his loyalty, persever- ance, and common sense will guide him along the road to success. 150-lb Football 4; Rugby Club 4, 3, 2, 1; KDET Radio 2, I. Class Rank — 1st Sergeant ALLEN STANLEY PARKER Alexandria, Virginia G " Penurious " — Who said that? Why it was " Stash " Parker, the man with the million dollar vocabulary. Stan entered the " grey walls " on 1 July 1964 sporting a broad smile and a pair of madras bermudas. It didn ' t take long for the rest of us to associate the Infectious smile and the quick humor which were to bring cheer to some of our most trying experiences with the little rotund gentleman called Stash. Stash departs West Point in a manner very similar to the way he entered. The madras bermudas have been exchanged for a gold bar and a green uniform but that broad smile is still the same. We ' ll all miss Stan and anxiously await his new tales at our first reunion. Corps Sguad Lacrosse 4, 3; KDET 4; Russian Club 3, 2; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant BRUCE EDWARD PARRY Madison, New Jersey E— 3 " Parry Shrugged. " JKW. What? Neither the world — nor brokerage nor Communism. Society — not the masses. Philosophy — maybe Rand, but more Schultz and some of his own. The Army — a lifetime or never, as high as quickly as pos- sible. West Point — my alma mater dear. Air- borne — a way of life, army life. Vietnam — as close as quickly as possible — to walk. Infantry style, and to fight. Airborne Infantry style. Rus- sian — to understand and meet. Art — music please, and beauty — In form and color. SCUBA — a great return. Entertainment — work hard, then play hard. Duty. Honor, Country. Russian Language Club Secre- tary 3, 2, Vice-President I; Fine Arts Forum Treasurer 3, 2; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2; 4th Class Systems Committee 2. Class Rank — Sergeant cxv MICHAEL FRANCIS PALONE West Point, New York F— 2 Local boy makes good. We ' ll always remem- ber the only guy who really calls West Point his home. Mike has led the way In all aspects of our four years here as one of the charter members of the F — 2 zoo. He has excelled In both academic pursuits as well as on the ath- letic fields: from soccer with papa Joe in the fall, to captain of the hockey team in the winter, to the golf links in the spring. Plans for the future? No less than thirty years. Having eaten Mrs. P ' s steaks for 21 years he can certainly stand army chow for another 30. Good luck in Vietnam Mike! Corps Squad Soccer 4, 3, 2, I : Corps Squad Golf 4, 3, 2, I; Corps Squad Hockey 4, 3, 2, Captain I ; Honor Committee 2, I. Class Rank- Officer -Company Executive | ll|lia|llll|[ FRED CHARLES PARKER, IV Annandale, Virginia F — 4 Chuck, or as he is fondly known by his friends " Bear, " has left his lasting impression on all of us with whom he was associated. A quiet, generous scholar, a torrid lover of " the other half, " a true antagonist of the Greens, in the never-ending Gray-Green battle, a charter member of the Picnic Society, a pro- tector of all forest animals, a sensitive and understanding individual — a soldier — all these things are Chuck. The best of everything to you. Fine Arts Forum 2, I; 150-lb Football 4; B-Squad Football 3, 2; Brigade Open Wrestling Champion 3; Track 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader k TYLER BARNETT PARSONS Louisville, Kentucky D— 2 Tye, an Army brat, accepted life at Hudson High, but not always willingly. He Is quite a fast runner, however It appears that he may get caught yet — a solution which seems ac- ceptable to those concerned. Tye Is always ready to give a hand in your struggle with the academic department and his friendship is something to be valued. 3, 2; Amateur German Club Radio Club 2. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant rC MICHAEL LELOW PATROW Chippewa Fails, Wisconsin G— I Originally a misty-eyed, fish-poisoning, leath- erneck brat, who is this man who gives drink to those who are hungry and feeds those who have thirst? " Trow " didn ' t set the world on fire as a plebe, but over the past three years he ' s been working on it and has a pretty good flame going now. Who in G — I will ever forget his after-taps Viet Nam movies and lectures, his Chinese greetings and German profanities. Glee Club 4, 3, 3. 2, I. Class Rank — Company Commander 2, I: Choir 4, PETER GRANT PAULSON Kane, Pennsylvania C— 3 After a year of college life, Pete was drawn into the closed walls at West Point. Always dreaming about those glorious days, Pete ' s determined attitude, high spirits, and friendly nature somehow has guided him through the four long years. He was always on the top when it came to physical fitness which truly demonstrates his competitiveness. Never master- ing academics and yet never being " D " Pete ' s true character can be summarized by two words, " desire and determination. " German Club 4, 3: Astronomy Club 3, 2, I; Catholic Choir 4, 3; Automobile Committee 2, I; , . Rocket Society I ; Track 4. V. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant PAUL BRADFORD PEDROTTI San Francisco, California A-4 An Army Brat, pleasant and mild toned, Paul came to West Point with a fine military back- ground. A man In the true sense, " Pedro " has always striven for excellence in all his en- deavors. Paul listened to his classical music every chance he got, i.e., whenever his room- mates left the room. His understanding, pa- tience, and plain common sense has guided him through many problems, even Russian. Quiet most of the time, few will forget his mellow bass vibrating the barracks. Paul ' s sin- cerity and fairness to all point the way to a success which will come as a surprise to no one. Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I ; Rus- sian Club 2. Class Rank — Regimental Adjutant k CXVI For 765 years America has looked to the graduates of West Point to lead her through the valley of danger. Whoever is stirred by the recognition that duty is a sunn- moning word; and whoever is moved by the thought of the millions of officers and men who march through the pages of American history under the leadership of Grant and Sherman; of Pershing; of Eisenhower and MacAr- thur; and now of General Westmoreland in Viet-Nam, must thrill at the thought of West Point, where such leadership was forged. You are on the threshold of great careers — richer in the true sense of the word than any purely money-making occupation could possibly be. You will be richer in terms of the reward that you get during your life; richer in honor and in satisfaction for responsible work well done; and richer in the meaning that you will give to human life. In Pericles ' deathless words, West Point has long had a ' ' home in the minds of men. " And this will continue. For, in spite of all our efforts, the world is dangerous and dis- orderly. And, in times of violence and chaos, we look to West Pointers for the hard, steely resolve to rise above the wreckage, take command and save our nation. Yours, therefore can be the triumph — and the glory. As you begin your careers of leading America through the valley of danger, I salute you and wish you well. Henry Cabot Lodge THOMAS EUGENE PENCE Lowellvllle, Ohio A— 3 Lowellvllle, Ohio, lost a good pizza eater and beer drinker when Tom entered the Gray World. One of the originators of the group he was a true member of A — 3 ' 68. Tom enjoyed all the normal cadet activities like boodle and Brown Boy weekends until he met a blind date who turned out to really have a " nice " person- ality. He will always be remembered as the first one to get hooked. His smile and ability to make friends with anyone will surely take him far in life. 150-lb Football 4; Military Af- fairs Club 3; Debate Council Forum 2; Fine Arts Forum 3. 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant CXVII JOHN CARMINE PEDUTO Staunton, Virginia A— 4 For some reason, probably having to do with athletics, " Dooter " deserted his native Virqinia, exchanging the Shenandoah for the Hudson. It could be said that John left his mark on the academic departments as he In- troduced the concept of the Peduto grading curve to the Thayer system. Known by ace as a fearless competitor, John possessed those qualities which endeared him to us all. Famous for his popcorn, soup, and coffee, Dooter could best be described as seldom at a loss for words and usually In the middle of everything. He will fondly be remembered. Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3,2, I ; Cath- olic Choir 4, 3; Behavioral Sci- ence Club 2, I; Rocket Club I; Rugby Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant THOMAS HUGH PEIRCE Trucksville, Pennsylvania G— 3 Tom was the man who had to go east to get to Points West. He could have been luck- ier than to end up in old I — 1, but in the typical Peirce style he made the best out of it. Ef- ficiency, good order, and speaking his mind became his trademarks. It was this last trait, however, that will In the end win him the re- spect of even the stoutest of traditionalists. T.H.P. has become well known in many fields, the least of which is not the infamous one night, on draft, wet ink term paper that nets the near max grade. With his luck, retiring on general ' s pay will be no problem at all. 4th Class Glee Club 4; Glee Club 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4, 3: Slum Gravy. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant fC WILLIAM JAMES PEPLINSKI Buffalo, New York D— 3 Bill just doesn ' t look the same now as he looked back In July, 1964. He ' s 35 pounds heavier and holds a record for the most weight bench pressed. Bill played well for the Army football team last season. Noted for getting things done, Bill can always be counted on. His unselfish attitude Is one of his greatest assets and one that will help him go a long way in the future. 150-lb Football 4; Basketball Manager 4; Track 4; Football 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4: Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Aco- lyte 3; Newman Forum 2; Ger- man Club 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant JOAQUIN JOSE PEREZ Santiago, Chile G— 3 Chile ' s gift to West Point, this likeable South American easily took his place amongst us. He quickly adopted our ways: he walked the area more than once, he complained about OPE, he complained about the TD, he complained about academics; he was one of us. His ACT excursions In Panama provided many a story, and his tennis racket throwing ability awed everyone. His loyalty and friendliness, added with his many capabilities, will provide him with a brilliant future. Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Portu- guese Club 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4. Class Rank — Sergeant FLOYD LEE PERRY Claymont, Delaware B— 2 When not on an athletic field, Floyd spent his time either at Al or in the rack and on the weekends there was always that one " Dee " date. How can we ever forget his Jokes and that sense of humor. In every position he held, he excelled. His real abilities were never fully appreciated higher up, but those of us who knew him know that success is bound to follow him no matter what he does. Spanish Club 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant LARRY JAMES PETCU St. Louis, Missouri H— I What kind of a guy is Larry? He ' s the guy you can depend on — you give him a job or ask a favor, and then forget about it because you know it ' s as good as done. He ' s all over Clydesdales, Busch Stadium, and the Gateway Arch, but he ' ll show you before you get a chance to show him. There ' s no cfoubt that Larry will be a tremendous asset to the service, and he ' ll always be appreciated by his friends, his family, and especially by Peg, for whom the beau was eliminated in favor of Petcu. Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, 1 ; Cath- olic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Math Fo- rum 2, I; Public Information Office Representative 2. Class Rank- Officer -Company Executive pC 1 CXVIII MICHAEL PAUL PETERS Los Gatos, California A— 3 " Tree " came to us from the basketball courts of Springfield. Va., but moved to California — some say to better keep the Faith. His liftle witticisms and impersonations of everything from Winston Churchill to the Schrodinger equation helped maintain A— 3 sanity through- out these wonderful years. His temper on the intramural field also caused many smiles. He claims to have enjoyed every minute of the 86.6 hrs. of reveille he attended here, and with this attitude he could conquer the world, which, by the way, is his ultimate goal. If this happens, then A — 3 would have a friend In charge. KDET 4, 3, Class Comr 2, I: SCUSA 2, I; littee 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer LOUIS LEROY PIERCE Du Bois, Pennsylvania B— 3 " Atatoad " sought refuge here from the camel fleas and cut-throats of Ankara, Turkey. Lou made the best of the situation and by June of 1965 he was In good standing in all aspects of cadet life? Yearling year started wltti a rather dull thud to the tune of 15 and 20 due to poor connections along the Ankara-New York run. After that the " blue-eyed wonder " started going to Massachusetts. There he found that the East Coast did have more to offer than gray, wool and bad weather. This traveler is preparing to live a more stable existence with a certain Mass. Miss. With his good luck and her good looks, becoming a general will be no problem. Judo Club 4; Rocket Society I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader k G— 2 ROBERT ANSELO PINZUTI Baltimore, Maryland Pinzo has made the past four years a unique experience. From the moment he first im- pressed his squad leader with his madras belt until that black night at Bear Mountain Bob has made the burden a little lighter with his extraordinary sense of humor and keen wit. Not content with countering the eccentricities of the Tactical Department Bob has also over- come the academic demons by continuously earning stars and keeping the rest of the com- pany pro. When Bob graduates the Army should gain an intelligent and resourceful of- ficer, Kathy willing. lOOth Night Show 4; French Club 2; Rocket Society 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer 4 ii|ii iiiin cxix CHARLES WILLIAM PETRUSKA Troy, New York E — 2 Chuck will be remembered by all of us as one of tfie finest friends a person could have. He always went all out in everything he did, whether it was seeing Joan, working on ex- tracurricular activities, taking trips, or skiing. Despite his many extracurricular activities, he did find time to lead the company to two consecutive skiing championships plebe and yearling year. His efficient hard driving per- sonality coupled with his desire to see a job done right the first time should carry Chuck a long way along the road towards a very successful career. French Language Club 2, I : Newman Forum 4, 2, I : Pointer 3,2, I ; Scoutmasters ' Council 4, 3, 2, I, President 1; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I, President I: Ski Patrol 4, 3, 2, I; Slum Gravy 3, 2. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant JOEL EDWARD PIGOTT Picayune, Mississippi k A— 2 An active outgoing type, Joel proved pro- ficient in academics as well as sports. With his background of college study he was able to take full advantage of his courses while pur- suing other activities. Friendly and able Joel is sure to succeed in his chosen profession. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Portuguese Club 4, 3,2, I ; Foot- ball 4, 3; Rocket Society 2, I; Rugby Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant K CHARLES JOSEPH PIRANEO Brooklyn, New York A— I Our Brooklyn soccer player, Charlie came to West Point from Stuyvesant High and a year at C.C.N.Y. Not content with being bilingual (Italian and English) Charlie took both French and Spanish while still managing to get those Dean ' s List long weekends. He will always be remembered as The Plebe who got home more often than any upperclassman. Sicily ' s loss is America ' s gain and Charlie ' s future is certain to be as bright as his past. Soccer A-Sguad 3, 2, I, C-Squad 4; Fencing Club 4, 3; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2. I; French Club 3,2, I. Class Rank — 1st Sergeant f LYLE ERIC PIRNIE Bergenfield, New Jersey E— 2 A native son of New Jersey, Lyie came to West Point with nothing more than long hair and an ear for music. He still longs to ioln the ranks of the mop tops, and has the boots to prove it. Lyie never had much trouble with academics, and he was always ready with a quick smile and a good word for everyone, especially on the lacrosse field. Lyie will no doubt drive his tank to success. Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2; German Club 2; Rugby 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader DAN POPOV Bell, California B— 2 From California comes the only Russian In- dian in the Corps, Dan Popov. Known as a quiet intellectual, he is merely asleep most times. In protest of the Dean ' s refusal to grant him two overloads a semester. He loves photo- graphical work, although he won ' t admit it. This is as typical of him as his pipe, guitar, his poetry and his ability to act unhappy when he isn ' t. A dedicated soldier and a one-girl man, Dan, with his goals set is one of the most sincere, capable men in the class. Pointer 4, 3, 2, I; Slum Gravy 4, 3; Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I; Debate Council Forum 2, 1: Scuba 4, 3, 2, I; Behavioral Sci- ence Club 2, 1. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant FRANCIS WILLIAM POST Jersey City, New Jersey B — I Whether he had his assignments written on his eyelids or not no one knows, but for four years Fran maintained a reputation for figuring his lessons out in class. Academics being extra duty, Fran devoted his few waking hours to activities like handball, pool, and ensuring he never went without a date. Bent aside some of us found one of our best friends in this errant son of Jersey. Fran takes with him our votes of confidence for a future of success and happiness. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant cxx MICHAEL WILLIAM POTTER Portland, Oregon G — 4 This ski bum from Oregon is one of the finest all around athletes in our class. Mike ' s approach to athletics and nearly everything else he is involved in is marked with enthusi- asm. Unfortunately, this Is also true of his guitar playing, hie can usually be found hang- ing " Pounce on the Cat " posters from 150 feet up In the Mess Hall construction prior to a football game, skiing on one ski, or losing lacrosse sticks. He is quick to forgive and for- get. This quality and his enthusiasm make him a pleasure to work with. He does not forget friendships. Fine Arts Forum 2; Scoutmaster ' s Council 3, 2, I; Protestant Dis- cussion Group 3, 2, I; Ski Patrol 2, I ; Ski Instructor 2, I ; German Club 3: Water Polo Club 4: KDET (Sports Announcer) 2, I; Dialectic Society 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant RICHARD DENIS POWELL Medford, L.I., New York k G— 2 " Boog " came to our ranks from Medford, Long Island, by way of Rutgers U., bringing with him all the qualities he would need to be an esteemed member of the F — 2 " zoo " . Never one to be caught lacking supplies, Boog was always ready to help In any situation. He be- lieved absolutely in the finer things of life — wine, women, and sleep but never, thankfully, did he believe In song. His smile and cheer will always be remembered as will his exploits on the baseball field— and off the field with his cohorts from the " original " 43rd Division. Baseball 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant WILBUR FRANCIS PRICE, JR. Alexandria, Virginia C — 4 Will, a soft speaking Army " brat " hailing from Alexandria, Virginia, came to West Point four years ago seeking success. His yearning to become West Point ' s Lloyd Bridges have kept him away from our highland home for many a weekend. Never downed by the TD or OPE, Will took the Academic departments by storm. His many Dean ' s list appearances, his quick wit, and his winning smile have made our time here pass a lot faster. Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Military Af- fairs Club 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I; Behavioral Sciences Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CXXI DANIEL ROSS POWELL Annandale, Virginia F— 4 A true friend who was once pinned to the Hudson River but decided that red hair, qreen eyes and a Boston accent were much better. Dan hopes to retire to South America and start a banana plantation. B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I : La- crosse 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant HAYDEN CLARENCE POYNTER, JR. Meridian, Mississippi C — I Finding no difficulty with academics, Pete very rapidly became known for his organiza- tional ability ranging from wild parties to large Viet Nam displays. Not only can Pete be found at the head of all social events but he will probably be there with a good-looking girl on one arm and a mug of beer in his hand (if allowed — well?]. With his dedication and per- sonality, Pete and the Army will have a long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come. SCUSA 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Rocket Society I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant and Activities Sergeant PAUL EDWARD PTASNIK Kewanee, Illinois G — I From the midwest came this outgoing, friend- ly user of verbs. A B-Squad mainstay, inter- murder boxer, and devoted Russian, " Taz " con- tributed much to us. Although his only two observed activities were writing letters to the future Mrs., and practicing the defilade posi- tion, Paul ' s name never failed to appear on the Dean ' s List. Graduation will begin a long successful future for this good man — whether it be armor, or civilian. Corps Sguad Football 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Company Training .iiA . Officer FRANK MAX PUCKETT, JR. Livingston, Tennessee B — I Coming to West Point with a running start from Tennessee Tech. Max has increased his pace every year. Many of us owe our very survival of Plebe Math to Max ' s late hour classes in the study room. Always there when you need him no matter what he has to do himself. Max has made lasting friendships with all who know him. A fierce competitor on the playing fields, a guite sincere person always. Max is sure to make both the Army and a certain girl very happy in the future. Behavioral Science Club 2; Bowling Club 3, I; French Club 3; Dialectic Society 2; Rocket ' Society I ; Scuba Club I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer GEORGE JACABS PROSNIK Dravosburg, Pennsylvania E — I Few individuals have more ability than George to accomplish and see through to the end any goal that life has to offer. Coming to us from the Steel City, George entered the Point with innocence, dedication, intelligence, and a sens e of humor. hHe leaves us, now possessing per- haps more of the latter three than the former — but at any rate George can be counted on to be a conscientious leader and a credit to any unit. Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I: Military Affairs Club 4, 3, 2, I; Math Forum 4, 3, 2, I: Dance Band 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant RAYMOND HENRY PUFFER, JR. Vernon, Vermont D — 4 Every year when the first snowfall arrived most people looked a little dejected and started to get set for another long, cold wm- ter. But not the Puff! He would be overjoyed — the true skier. And how he was envied for those trips the ski team was always getting. The man from Vernon, Vermont with a heart as big as all outdoors will long be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and warm friendship. Ski Team 4, 3, 2, I; Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I: DIa- ANN lectlc Society 4, 3: Sunday sMJ School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I. " A Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant CXXII GEORGE KEITH QUINNEY, JR. Jacksonville, Florida H — 4 This beach boy from Florida, didn ' t let West Point even slow hin ' down. When it canne to girls, Keith was the man to see. This, coupled with football and rugby kept him too busy to waste his time merely studying. After a slow plebe year academically, Keith made up for it in the next three years, al- though his study habits remained the same — non-existent. Keith has that special ability to get the job done — something that is rarely found in this world. This slow, easy-going, southern boy Is ready to break loose. Look out world, here he comes. 150-lb Football 3, 2, I: Football 4: Rugby Club 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 3; Audio Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank— Platoon Leader « WILLIAM BASIL RAINES, JR. Chattanooga, Tennessee F— I Bill came to West Point from Chattanooga, Tennessee determined to be on top and he succeeded. With Ann ' s constant encourage- ment, Bill met all the challenges of the aca- demic department and the TD. Always being conscientious of his appearance and ' actions. Bill was a perfect example of a cadet and a future officer. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Sunday School Teacher 3,2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Adjutant 2nd Battalion LAMAR CECIL RATCLIFFE, JR. Manhattan, Kansas E— 2 We woops o f ' 68 gained a great pooper on that day of Infamy, I July, 1964, when LCR joined our forces. He has made good use of his academic prowess while here by keeping several of us off the " D " list, and has pulled many a man through G.R.s, F.R.s, turnouts, and A.S.P.s. For three years he has helped the upperclasses over the occasional humps In the academic road, but throughout this he has maintained his good humor. " Rats " has proved to us time and again that the " little man " Is quite an athletic competitor and wears one of the most distinguishing scars ever manufactured at the USMA meat-carvers for his efforts. The E — 2 class of ' 68 owes much thanks to RATS for both types of stars re- ceived on the academic fields of strife. Russian Club 3, 2, I; Rocket So- ciety 2, 1 ; Fine Arts Forum 2, I; Wrestling 4, 3. Class Rank- Adjutant -Assistant Brigade 1 1 III till 1 1 1[ CXXIII STEVEN RHODES RADER Minneapolis, Minnesota B — I Never one to let any opportunity pass hlnn by, Steve, has constantly sCuqht to broaden himself. Whether by extra reading or sumnner travel, he is always active. Although a hard worker, it can never be said that Steve was reluctant to set aside the books for other thinqs. Forever ready for a good ioke. Steve ' s wit permeates all he does. Perhaps the Class of ' 69 would say " almost " everything he does. The Infantry is not going to gain just another face in Steve, but a man with a purpose and a sense of humor who will accomplish any mis- sion his own way and well. B-Squad Protestant Chapel Choir 4; German Club 3, 2, I : SCUSA 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LAWRENCE ANTHONY RAPISARDA Jamesburg, New Jersey F — 3 The " human computer, " better known as " Rap, " will be remembered for his academic prowess. Hie coached more cadets in more subjects than all the academic departments combined. His ASP ' s were the approved solu- tion for the third regiment. Despite all this he still managed to keep from studying. An advocate of early to bed, early to bed. Rap was always In the rack before reveille. Carrying a running feud with the OPE, Rap fought valiantly with his sllderule and CRC. You can bet he ' ll have his own academic department one of these days. Class Committee 3, 2, I: How- itzer 2, I: Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I: Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader JOHN THEODORE REED Westmart, New Jersey D— 2 Smilln ' Jock established himself as C — 2 ' s conscience and did his best to keep us in line. Jack sought to improve himself In all ways possible, and In the process he carried us with him. While the rest of us hid under our Brown Boys, Jack would continue his pursuit of ex- cellence, pausing to admonish us in any one of the five languages he spoke: The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight But they while their companions slept Were toiling upward in the night. Debate 4; KDET 3, 2: Russian Club 3, 2, I, Custodian I. 0 ' Class Rank — Supply Sergeant WILLIAM MORROW REFFETT Georgetown, Ohio G — 4 Fresh out of the sticks of Ohio, this mldqet- slzed red head showed us all that he could surmount obstacles with the best of them. More adept with pen than slide rule, Bill had a rough time with science courses: while his knack for throwing out a good line held him in good stead in English and History. That good line of his has made him some really good catches In other areas, too. One of the little folk. Bill has proven over and over to be one of the mighty mites of our class. Look out world, we may be about to unleash another Napoleon. Cadet Chapel Choir I, 2, 3, 4: Military Affairs Club I, 2: How- itzer I, 2: Rocket Society I. 2: Fine Arts Forum I, 2. Class Rank — Battalion Operations Officer 2nd Battalion GEORGE REBOVICH, JR. Perth Amboy, New Jersey B— 4 " Reb " came to us as " HIghschool Harry " , an all American boy complete with dimples from the asphalt jungle of New Jersey. Sus- t ip=d by weekly visits from a certain Nadlne, ' ' ■ • 19 conquered Plebe year with his usual humor. In the midst of the unreal history •j learllng year, he found his avocation. There it was: 0-E.D. — Heavens to Euclid! — Everything was as simple as ABC ( = 180) Mathemaglcs became a haven. Few Brownboys In the Corps were as neglected as his as he worked night after night: often the cry could be heard from his room: " Reb! Go to bed! " George has a sensible and honest outlook on his future. The Army will benefit by his level-headed thinking. Mathematics Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant fC WILLIAM FRANCIS REICHERT Valley Stream, Long Island, New York B— 4 Big " Ace " and his pal John Walker roamed the campus for four years bringing a bit of warmth to every heart. His talent with a pool cue and his poignant wit conquered many a battle ground. The vanquished felt they never lost completely, having gained the friend- ship of a true and sincere man. His wllllngess to help others and his deep Insight and intel- ligence promise him a fine future as well as a remarkable history. Fine Arts Forum 3,2. I. Class Rank — Brigade Color Sergeant CXXIV JACK JAMES REID Oak Park, Illinois B— I Whether playinq 150 pound football while he weighed 180 pounds or doing his studying from underneath the covers of his bed, Jack never let the small things bother him. His moves with the fairer sex were matched only by the ease with which he could stack a pile of Z ' s next to his desk in school. A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Jack amazed his friends, who were many, with his abilities in the art of mumbling. His quiet, but persistent and steady, traits should make him successful after gradua- tion. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I; Rug- by Club 4, 3,2, I ; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader The Class of 7968 enjoys an unusual distinction in graduating in a war year which is also one of a Presiden- tial election. These circumstances in combination will assure you the privilege of witnessing at close hand im- portant events which will have a long term effect on the nation and on the Armed Forces in which you will pur- sue your careers. You will see statesmen, legislators and soldiers in action, propelled by different motives but all engaged in matters of serious moment under conditions of heavy pressure. You will see the entire home front tested by the requirements of Vietnam as it has never been since the Civil War. Such history-making events may give you cause to re- flect upon the continuing need of our country for the rugged virtues of honor, loyalty and integrity among its leaders which have been the guidelines of your training at West Point. They are qualities in worldwide short sup- ply which it behooves the Class of 1968 to cherish upon departure from West Point against the time when you will be tested in the same way as our leaders today. hf.llMU M. k Maxwell D. Taylor cxxv GILBERT JAMES REILLY, JR. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania H— I After rapidly recovering from a rather trau- matic first year in old G — 1. Gil went on to be- come an athlete, scholar and urbane gentleman. The only things that are really needed to complete his stay here at West Point are a few missing constants in his " eguation of the universe. " After this likeable fellow has com- pleted this last requirement he will be free to follow and further exploit his ambitions and vast talents. Astronomy Club 4; Spring Track 4: SCUSA 3. I; Math Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant FRED DOUGLAS REYNOLDS Bellefontalne, Ohio F— I Fred stormed the Hudson Heights from the bustling metropolis of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Whitey not only had a strange reaction to the sun but he also disliked spending his weekends at West Point. In spite of his frequent ab- sences, Whitey managed to obliterate the aca- demic departments and single-handedly res- cued his classmates in the battalion from the clutches of the juice department. A qualified jungle killer, Whitey also had a taste for ski- ing, fine wine, and " attractive young ladies. " In fact he does well in everything he tries and is sure to get to the top in the Army someday. Mountaineering Club 3, 2, I; Debate Team 4. 3; Howitzer 1; Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2, I: SCUSA 2, I; Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer ll|ll llll|[ RICHARD TAYLOR RHOADES Roswell, New Mexico D— 3 Unsatisfied to spend merely three years at a military school, this Brat from New Mexico came to West Point for more of the life he so loved. Through his many battles with the Academic Department, Rick became convinced that the true branch choice was infantry. His never dying effort to stay in the bottom quar- ter academically, and his professional attitude won Rick the deepest respect of his class- mates. Truly a professional at heart. Rick will be leading men long after many of the class have retired to civilian rocking chairs. Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 4, 3, 2, I: Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I: German Club 4, 3; Military Affairs Club 4, 3; Debate Council Forun 3, 2, I ; Track 4. Class Rank — Training Sergeant LYLE RAYMOND RHODES. JR. Council Bluffs, Iowa A — I Hailing from Council Bluffs, Iowa via Went- worth Military Academy, Ray easily took West Point in stride. A step ahead of the Academic Department, Ray devoted his time to extra- curricular endeavors and weekend outings. A fierce competitor, he went through two un- defeated intramural wrestling seasons and car- ried A — I to a Regimental Track Championship. Ray ' s loyalty and sincerity have sealed many friendships and will ensure his success in all future endeavors. Mountaineering Club 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant FRED ITHEL RIDER, JR. Towson, Maryland H — I Coming from Maryland, Rick arrived at West Point with a lacrosse stick and a warm cheerful personality. He has used both to the best of his ability since then. Although he was never feared in the classroom as he was on the la- crosse field, he was always in there plugging. We are proud to have known Rick and are sure his Army career will be a success. A Lacrosse 3, 2, I; Hop Man- ager 3,2, I . Class Rank — Sergeant JEFFRY RANDAL RIEK Arlington, Virginia E— 3 An Army Brat, Jeff came to West Point with a definite goal in mind. A victim of cir- cumstances in many endeavors, he was always ready to help a classmate or anyone else who came to him with a problem. Lucky in love and war Jeff Is among our best-liked classmates. C-Squad Track and Cross Coun- try 4; A-Squad Track and Cross Country 3; Glee Club 4; Cath- olic Chapel Cho ' r 4, 3, 2, I; First Captain ' s Forum 2, I; Tri- athlon Club 3, 2, I; Area Squad (Century Club) 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CXXVI HENRY LE ROY RISER, JR. Shreveport, Louisiana C— 3 Hen could be stampeded by a thousand ele- phants, and still this Louisiana boy would not move fast. Although he possessed fewer bocks than any other cadet in the Corps, Henry still made good grades. Hen was always happy and smiling with a face as Innocent as that of a five year old mischievous boy. No one could ask for a better friend. If he had one, Henry would give you his last dollar. His easygoing nature allowed him to laugh when everything seemed wrong. Henry Is one of the best to be found anywhere. Scoutmaster ' s Council 4, 3, 2, I ; Riding Club 2, I: Math Forum 3; Spanish Club 3; Rugby 4. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant DONALD LYNN ROBERTS Welch, West Virginia F— 2 The barefoot boy from SOUTHERN West Virginia came to West Point to demonstrate the proper way to play football. In doing so, he won the friendship of both his fellow players and his classmates, as well as the crowds In the stands. What greater affection could be shown for his abilities than having bestowed upon him the nickname of " Helium Fingers? " Having been groomed for a career as an officer and a gentleman in the F — 2 zoo, success could not fail to follow him the rest of his life. Corps Squad Football 4, 3, 2, I; Sunday School Teacher 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I : Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant l rC BENNY LEROY ROBINSON. JR. Los Angeles, California H — I Ah. those many hours spent writing English themes. " Benny, " as he Is affectionately known, throughout the Academic depts., truly gave his last full measure to the Dept. of English. It didn ' t take him long after arriving here from Watts (ugh!) to acquire enough education to reclassify himself as " heavy. " His trademarks? " Aw, man, stop hazing my bod! " ; 1001 different ways to do the " fat man " and " skate " : many girls but no dates: a hearty laugh: and bruised shins courtesy Karate. The " Bens " will always belong to us and this proud Institution. My " podner, " . . . Karate Club 3, 2, I: Spanish Club 2, I : Behavioral Science Club 2, 1; Rocket Society 2: Culture Forum 2. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant CXXVH GARY FRANKLIN ROBERSON Asheville, North Carolina H— 2 Gary strolled thru our gates In July ' 64 from the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. He soon made his mark on the Long Grey Line by setting the academy record for evading the barber shop. Gary found that it was easier to handle a certain Hawaiian Beauty than his money, but never missed a weekend leave on that account. He may not have been a front- runner to the academic department, but he ' s a winner to the countless friends he ' s won and will never bp forgotten by those who knew him. Military Affairs Club 2, 1; Bowl- ing Club 4. Class Rank — Company Training Officer f LEWIS HAROLD ROBERTSON Lawrence, Kansas A — 3 We all thought Lew was different during Plebe year, especially when we found him sitting on top of a White Elephant wrapped in a brown boy. However, a fantastic imagina- tion and personality that lay dormant during Plebe year, made itself known to all for the next three years. Whether drawing cartoons or telling bedtime stories. Lew was always ready to help. Never an III word towards anyone was heard from him as he easily made the sojourn through four years of grey uniforms and only occasional blue skies. Ah, now that Lew will take a command in the Air Force, will the skies ever be safe for Snoopy and the Red Baron again? Swimming 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant DANIEL FREDERICK ROBINSON Zanesville, Ohio B — 2 Dan has had an exciting four years at the Academy. His future plans have varied from Chaplain ' s Corps to Chemical Corps but have always been centered around Paula. The " B- — 2 boys " will always remember Dan in his yellow Armor scarf, riding boots, and Khaki trousers. The Corps will remember his " opportunity " prayers at breakfast on Monday morning. With a fond adieu to OPE and the TD, Dan dons Army blue and marches off to success. Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2. I: Protestant Discussion Group 3, 2, I: Track 4; Riding Club 2, 1; Rocket Society 2, I; Rugby Club 2; Dialectic Society 2, I. Class Rank— Sergeant FRANK THOMPSON ROBINSON. JR. Portland, Oregon C — 3 Frank came to us from the Pacific Northwest to try the Plains of West Point. After a mo- mentous Plebe year and a decided liking for the place, he started his upward climb. Active participation in the HOWITZER, accompanied with a love for electricity and the movies never hampered his Dean ' s List status and his wil- lingness to do his share of the work and more. His intelligence, loyalty and solid performance will be an asset fn all of his endeavors. Howitzer 4, 3, 2, I; Radio Club 4, 3, 2, I; Bowling Club 4; KDET 4; B-Squad Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer FRANKLIN PIERCE ROBINSON, III Beilevue, Washington G — 4 Frank started from the West Coast and came East to seek fame and fortune. Frank, a genius when it came to slide rules, CRC Manuals, and test tubes, was a star man from the first year. He never let the tactical department get to him and he remained a true blue civilian at heart. He usually found a trip section or choir trip to get on. If he wasn ' t taking one of his extra weekends. Frank was the first to help out a classmate with academic problems, to go to the show during the week, or start a " Bull " session. His hard work and intelligence insure him a success in life. Protestant Chapel Choir 2, I: Glee Club 3, 2, I; ming 4. Class Rank — 1st Sergeant ii|iidiiiin WILLIAM EARLE ROBINSON Spring City, Tennessee C — 1 Bill left Tennessee with an easygoing man- ner which was unscathed by the rigors of Plebe year. Never a threat to the star men, he man- aged to push visions of jets out of his mind long enough to graduate. He lent his athletic skills to the Rugby Club, and performed ad- mirably during the games as well as. the post game " socials " . His mild manner failed to hide a fierce desire to excel, and he will. He has a good start toward fame. After all, how many cadets can say " The Scopes Trial started in my Gran ' daddy ' s drugstore? " 150-lb Football 4, 3; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Rugby Club 4, 3, 2, I; Car Committee 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant CXXVIII WILLIAM LEWIS ROBINSON Bay City, Michigan F — I " Rob " was one of these few individuals who put his utmost into everything he en- gaged. Usually found off the rocky shores of his rock-bound highland home, he skillfully managed to keep, his much-fiberglassed boats from swamping. Always ready with a good word and helping hand for anyone in need, Rob was truly a friend. He is the only one I can truly say that also possesses that glow- ing color of olive drab possibly acquired in his environment. It won ' t be hard in future years to get used to seeing him with stars where bars once were. Fourth Class Glee Club 4; Sail- ing Club 4, 3, 2, I, Treasurer 3, 2; Protestant Chapel Choir 3, 2, I; Honor Committee Sec- retary; Sandhurst Exchange 3. Class Rank— Brigade Executive Officer JEFFREY CARTER ROGERS Birmingfiam, Michigan D— 2 Being an Army brat and a hard-corps in- fantry file, Jeff enjoyed all aspects of military life. Plebe year to " cool Jeff " meant parades, " post toasties " , and upper class mail carriers. As an upperclassman, he approached the Academy record for the most trip sections. Although pinned to a GE 225, Jeff somehow found the time to squeeze the necessary tenths out of the Social Science Department. He managed to win everyone ' s friendship except that of the Plebe class — he ' s a stickler for discipline. Jeff isn ' t the career type — he only wants to stay in 30 years. Astronomy Club 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I: German Club 3, 2, I: Cadet Band 3, 2, I; BSU 3; Slum Gravy 3, 2, I; Howitzer 2, I . Class Rank — Platoon Leader MICHAEL MARTIN ROMASH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A — 4 Fresh from the high school jungle of Philadel- phia, Masher came to the Academy resigned to a military career. He left us happily intent on becoming West Point ' s next Dr. Kildare. Rarely seen without a smile, Mike possessed those so vital qualities which are necessary in the making of lasting friendships. The Masher somehow managed to become a lifetime mem- ber of that elite group famous for having defeated the Thayer System. From the goal of the Lacrosse field, to the art of fencing, to the mysterious " Sink N " painted atop Cullum Hall, Mike ' s talents and accomplishments were many. Happily he will leave us and likewise we will meet again. Fencing Team 4, 3,2, I ; Jewish Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I: Jewish Chapel Sunday School 4, 3,2, I ; Fencing Club Vice President I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant A CXXIX STEPHEN JAMES RODGERS Huntingdon, Pennsylvania E— 2 Steve ' s international background prepared him well for West Point. At home in any group, he was never at a loss for friends. Steve ' s " no-sweat " outloolc on academics fortunately did not conflict with his dedication to the Infantry. With his graduation, the Army gains a fine career officer. Facllls Venire, Facilis Exire! Rifle Team 4; Rifle Club 4; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JUDE ROBERT ROLFES Boone, Iowa 3—3 Those who doubt the existence of the Boone Bandit need look no further. Jude is the genu- ine article. A ready smile and an easy sense of humor made Jude a most enjoyable in- dividual to know. During free time, he could either be found in the rack or getting ready to play cards. Jude was always ready for a night at the gym or a weekend in Pough- keepsie. His perseverance has identified him as a cadet and should continue to identify him as a man who can get the job done In spite of the odds. Cardl 2, 1: 4. 3, Forun- Forum lal Newman Forum 4, 3, Russian Language Club 2, I : Debate Council 4: Scuba Club 2; Math 2; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant DENNIS LeROY ROSENBERRY Chambersburg, Pennsylvania E — I Rosle came to Woo Poo as innocence per- sonified but with grim determination. His deter- mination was needed as Nicholas and others continually left him In the fog. However, he has overcome academics slowly but surely. As he shrank from academics, he yearned for the Army and found AOT. Here his innocence took a terrible beating as the bartenders and girls of Fort Bragg will testify. With determination as a bachelor he will succeed, for It ' s as Air- borne Infantry he will sow his seeds. Scoutmasters Council 4, 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2, 1; Goat- Engineer Football 2; Rugby Club 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader MIGUEL ONTIVEROS RUIZ La Mesa, Nev Mexico E— 2 Just ask Mike where " Sod ' s country " lies. Sure enough New Mexico has everything any- one could want. In both academics and ath- letics, Mike was a man to reckon with. If something deserved doing, Mike did it well. He never let himself get bogged down but left his weekends and free time for the better side of life. In Mike, the Corps of Engineers is gaining a man of superior calibre. French Club 3, 2; Spanish Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank— Company Training Officer .Iff WILSON LEE RORIE, JR. Greensboro, North Carolina A— I Not one to let such minor Items as Solids, Fluids, and " Juice " interfere with his true love — English — Will slipped through the jaws of the academic department. Being an eloquent wit, he has gained many friends at the Academy. His dedication and self-confidence point the way to a most rewarding career. Pistol Club 4, 3: Chess Club 4, 3, 2, I: Russian Club 3: Judo Club 3. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant RICHARD THOMAS RUSSELL, JR. Houston, Texas F — 3 Rich came to West Point as one of the younger members of his class, but soon proved this to be no handicap in his academic en- deavors. He will long be remembered for his friendly helping hand to those who sought his assistance, and for his eventful return from Spring Leave of ' 66! A better man the Army could not ask for. Catholic Choir 4, 3,2, I ; Ger- man Club 4, 3, 2, I: Dialectic Society 3, 2, I; Behavioral Sci- ence Club 2, I . Class Rank — Sergeant cxxx DANIEL ALOYSIUS RYAN Mineola, New York H— 4 Dan is our local boy " made good. " On I July 1964, he fulfilled his childhood ambition- he became a Cadet (Right!). Despite many late nights with the books (?), he was able to play varsity lacrosse for three years. Never one to let privileges stand in the way of duty, Dan seldom missed any movies. We are sure that Dan ' s Army career will be an un- qualified success. German Club 4, 3; Plebe Lacrosse 4; Varsity Lacrosse 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant DAVID LEE SACKETT Welch, Wesf Virginia E— 3 " Snake, " the West Virginia boy who made good, will always be remembered by us as the Falstaff of our group. Master of the come- back, instigator of arguments, seeder of silent revenge, somehow Dave managed never to get physically or academically involved. Only off the Dean ' s list when he wanted to be. Two Star Snake proved to all those who doubted, that he had It somehow within that receding hair line. Of all his ambitions, we unanimously feel that he has a chance. Dialectic Society 4, 3, 2, I, Special Programs Chairman; French Club 3, 2, I; KDET 2, I; Pointer 4; Rocket Society 2, 1. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant X ARTHUR COYNE SANDS Denver, Colorado D— 3 Vermont will never be the same after hav- ing Art both tear down their slopes on his beat up skiis and tear up their roads with his beat up Jag. One of the youngest men in our class, but one of the wisest, Art has shown prowess in every field he ventures into, be it Football, Rugby, or Inter-murder Wrestling. Having the HIppocratIc oath as his goal, Art will no doubt be the finest M.D. ever to set forth from our " Ivy " covered walls. Whether he chooses O.D. or Air Force blue. Art will be a success wherever he goes. 150-lb Football 4, 3, Assistant Coach 2: Rugby Club 3, 2, I; Rabble Rousers 2, I ; Hop Com- mittee 4, 3, 2, 1; French Club 3, 2, I ; Debate Council Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant CXXXI JOHN JOSEPH RYNESKA Fayettevllle, North Carolina F— 4 When John came to the Rock, he quickly be- came a follower of the philosophy that " an hour fn the rack is an hour away from West Point. " As a result he has spent more time away from the Academy than he has spent here. Quick to joke, quicker still to laugh and the strongest of friends, John was the mainstay of his classmates ' spirits. Never one to worr about insignificant details such as tenths or the Tactical Department, he nevertheless Is an able and dedicated leader and those who will serve under him could not want better leader- ship. Catholic Choir 4; Pointer 3, 2; Sports Information Detail 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; Bugle Notes 3. Class Rank — Company Training Officer k RICHARD JOHN SCAGLIONE New Hyde Park, New York B— I Few people are acquainted with Richard John Scaglione. but everybody knows Scags. Scags ' main fame has come through his prowess be- hind home plate, but he is probably equally famous for his record of iniuries. We will al- ways remember Scags. his stereo set, his night- ly exercises, and his campaign against the evils of sleep. Wherever he does that same hustle, drive, and determination that characterizes number IS on the baseball diamond will bring Scags success in life. He itzer 4; Baseball 4. 3. 2. I. Class Rank — Battalion Executive Officer PHILIP JAMES SAMUEL Safford, Arizona H— 2 Phil came to us from a large town of 5,000 in the deserts of Arizona. He soon established himself in the corps by displaying one of the largest and best collections of army patches. Living in the 1st Division, Phil is known to have snowed countless dignitaries with his military collection. In the academic world, he proved to the solids dept. that the force of gravity is only ' 2 what we all thought it was. It is obvious to all that Sam Is graduating from the right place and will need no good luck wish for his future career. Military Affairs Club 3, 2, Class Rank — Sergeant GORDON EARL SAYRE, JR. McLean, Virginia B— 4 An Army brat who claimed McClean. Vir- ginia as his home, he was always proud of that Dixie blood. Whether he was fighting his way through another English theme, playing intra- murals or trying to convince us all that there wasn ' t a good American sports car to be found, he always threw himself into the task and could be found deeply involved in what- ever task assigned. He was the company poem representative Cow year. Scoutmasters Council 4; Pistol Club 4; Scuba Club 3, 2, I: Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; First « , » Class Can Committee I : Cadet _K=; J_ Chapel Acolyte 3, 2, I. ( LEE MICHAEL SCHAEFFER Hudson, Ohio E— 1 From Hudson. Ohio, to the Hudson High- lands. " Schaef " brought his long hair and good humor, and hasn ' t lost either yet. Never one to say " I don ' t care, " he tackled cadet life bent on coming out on top, but he soon learned that the Dean and the TD had • --im to say about it. While standing •T in the class he earned his " star " ! ! English. A great lover of travel, he ' s still searching for his OAO, but he ' ll keep on his toes until he finds her. Math Forum 2, I; Astronomy Club 3, 2, I: Spanish Club 3, 2; French Club 2; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Company Training Officer GARY LEE SCHAPPAUGH Pensacola, Florida E — I Gary wandered up the Hudson valley from Florida one hot summer morning looking for peace and solitude. He mistook Beast Barracks for a sunbathers convention and was all done signing the papers before he realized the truth. The truth is that Gary, through his hard work and natural ability, has become an asset not only to the corps but to his many friends as well. Slum Gravy Staff 4, 3; Span- ish Club 3; Astronomy Club 2. ' r i -° ' Class Rank— Training Officer CXXXII A word or two about the United States Army . . . Truly, that ' s about all one can possibly add to the many millions upon millions that have spoken more eloquently than my meager command will allow. Perhaps if I simply state how one man feels about his country ' s Army . . . I was once a part of it . . . in the old Army Air Corps days. Virtually every one of life ' s useful lessons were taught me in the Army. I learned respect for the other fellow. I learned humility. I learned the infinite value of teamwork . . . the squad . . . the platoon . . . the company . . . the Corps. I learned discipline. I learned love of Cod. I learned how to learn. On looking back . . . Were it not for my few years in service . . . I shudder to think of how unaware I might have been of the great and glorious privilege it is to be a member of the American society. I am humble. I am grateful. As for the United States Military Academy . . . My teachers were taught here. They taught me well. The Class of 7968 . . . may borrow and paraphrase a line from the venerable Charles Dick- ens: Cod bless you . . . each and every one. Every American rests easier knowing that men like you will soon be on the job protecting and pre- serving our precious freedoms. Cod speed Class of 7968. lack Webb Universal City Studios Universal City, California WILLIAM RICHARD SCHUTSKY Hillside, New Jersey G — 4 This student athlete from Hillside High School, enjoys any type of athletic compe- tition. Looking forward to the " Bachelor ' s Life " upon graduation, he loves NYC with all Its plays, people, and night spots. Hopes never to change his set of values and mild- mannered outlook on life, p roud of being a Moslem graduate of USMA! Basketball (Numeral) 4; Base- ball (Numeral) 4; Basketball A-Squad 3, 2, I, Captain 1; Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CXXXII! LOUIS WILMER SCHLIPPER Baltimore, Maryland B— 2 DANIEL BRUCE SEEBART White Bear Lake, Minnesota G— 4 Lou, the guy in love with love, may never find the perfect combination of beauty, tal- ent, and cuddliness he seels, but he ' ll have left few stones unturned looUng. Conscientious without being gray and independent but warm- hearted, he is blessed with a natural wisdom that few can match. Left to his own devices, Lou would be the best-dressed guy in the Corps. The years will be Und to him for how can a person so easily liked and followed fail? Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 2, Class Rank— Platoon Leader i % DAVID AUGUST SCHULTE Washington, D.C. C— 2 Dave — a sincere person, always striving for perfection. Artillery was his choice from the word go and if he shows the same dedication to his branch that he does to his friends success will surely come his way. Dave came from the Nation ' s Capital and put In four hard years of work. His goals are high and the Army is the life he has always wanted. This career man will go a long way. Sunday School Teacher 3,2, I ; German Club 4, 3, 2, I: Volleyball Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant GEORGE WILLIAM SCHWEITZER Brigantine, New Jersey D- Brigantine of the Garden State dispatched George Schweitzer to West Point I July 1964. And from that date, Brigantine has been fully represented both during the academic whirls and summer swirls. George has been armed with cultured and deep ideas directed by an an- alytical mind which has served him well. The Army has gained a man of purpose and of poise ... and a touch of humor to keep it sane. Chapel 4, 3, 2, Choir ; Folk Ti 4, 3; Glee Club 2. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant fC Rising out of the depths of the Minnesota Lakes, this cheerful, sociable giant became one of the most successful competitors on the track team. Plebes ran at the sight of him. Yearlings asked to pass by him on the stairs, and FIrstles didn ' t knock too loudly on his door, but Dan won them all with his reassuring smile. It seems that everything he has done, has won him a long line of close friends, who ' ll never forget those " quiet " evenings at " Stubens. " We ' ll all remember him for his witty remarks and cartoons, but most of us will remember him simply as the " Great White Bear. " Football 4: Indoor and Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, Captain I: Cul- ,_ ture Club 3: Public Relations ■ C Council 2: Slum Gravy 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader fC MICHAEL DOUGLAS SELVITELLE Springfield, Virginia E — 3 Out of the wine vat, riding his surfboard, tongue In cheek, candy box In hand, screaming " Boy, are you a hurtin ' toad! " , wavy-haired, muscle boy, Mike came into our lives. You could usually find him wrestling someone or just sitting on his throne. We all liked that certain Italian lover quality of Mike ' s that made the girls come running — and keep running. You ' ll catch her someday Mike. ISO-lb Football 4; Judo Team Class Rank— Athletic Sergeant f " HUGH ANDREW SHAFFER Hooper, Nebraska H— 2 Andy is that certain kind of person that demands the respect as well as friendship of his classmates: respect as a cadet, and In other areas of extracurricular activity, perhaps envy. He seems to have a magnetic attraction for steward, and vice versa. If he isn ' t putting himself completely In his work, you can find him behind either a guitar or a scuba tank. Whether it be In the arms of a California Blonde or in command of an M-60, Andy will have no trouble adjusting to his life outside the grey stone walls. German Club 3, 2, I; Track 3, 2: Scuba Club 3, 2, I; ISO-lb Football 4: Skydiving 3. Class Rank— 2nd Regimental Sergeant Major c CYXX!V WILLIAM DICKSON SHAFFER. Ill Baton Rouge, Louisiana H — 4 " The Corps will have short hair, " but Shaf- fer ' s is longer than any other three people ' s combined. His nickname, " Tweeter, " came from his resemblance of our fine feathered friends. He can look up at his girl, yet down at every cadet. There must be a force somewhere to make Tweet follow known hu- man ways. Yet, no one really wants to change Shaffer, even if they could. The world wouldn ' t quite be the same without him as he is. " World tench — hut! column left march; " Shaffer Just went right — what ' s with you any- Model Builders Club 4; Scout- masters Council 4, 3, 2; Order of Arrow 4, 3, 2; Pointer 3, 2; Russian Club 3; Audio Club 2: Rocket Society 2; Math Forum 3; Public Information Detail 2; Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2; Howitzer 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant DALE STANLEY SHARPLES, II Coshocton, Ohio E — I " Innocent " Stan arrived at Hudson High with a fat body and a willing heart. While losing the willingness, he has kept the body and yet eluded the O.P.E. Although always on trips or weekend, he has assaulted the mysteries of Nicholas et a with flying colors and even claims to understand juice. With all his prowess for academics and a fond love for wine, women, and song, Stan should do well. Ord- nance all the way! Fourth Class Glee Club 4; Prot- estant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Glee Club 3, 2, I ; rr Dialectic Society 3, 2, I; Di- (V rector lOOth Night Show I; Rab- V ;) ble Rouser 3. 2, I. f Class Rank — Academic Sergeant V; ' STEVEN ALFRED SHAW Weston, Connecticut H— 2 Steve came to West Point from the diminu- tive village of Weston, Connecticut. Although he claimed no exceptional academic prowess, his winning smile and outgoing personality won him the respect and friendship of all those who knew him well. Whether It was athletic competition, shooting skeet, charm- ing the ladles, or hunting the hills of West Point, Steve would not settle for second best. No matter where he goes from here, we don ' t think he will ever have to. Wrestling 3; Scuba Club 2, I; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Skeet Club 2, I; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 2, I; Hunting Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant cxxxv FRED JOSEPH SHAHID, JR. Charleston, South Carolina F — I Fred, who hails from " Sod ' s Country, " is perhaps the beginning of a new breed of cadets. While adhering to such norms as re- maining true to the one and only Brown Boy, his personality is in a class by itself. Fred always has something nice to say about anyone, and is ready to enjoy anything. Al- though his career in the Army Is often skepti- cal, his enthusiasm as a 150-lb football back is a model of devotion. Fred ' s friendly, care- free attitude plus his athletic ability produces a man who is the center of life ' s activities. Without someone like him, one can only wonder if life at West Point would go on. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I; Track 4; Lacrosse 3; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — 1st Regimental Supply Sergeant C ROBERT LOGEE SHERMAN, JR. San Francisco, California F — 4 The quiet man from San Francisco, easy to get along with (anytime after first hour class) holds several West Point records; most girls pinned in one ye ar (non concurrently); get- ting turned out in P.E. and winning inter- murder player of the year at the same time; and the only man to run before reveille as a manager for the track team. His studies, though perpetually high enough for Dean ' s List, never Interfered with his pursuit of hap- piness. This man of few words, more energy and greater ability has ISft his mark among us and will certainly leave it on the Army. Track 3,2, I ; Cross Country 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant fC ROBERT CHESTER SHAW Alamo, California D— 3 After spending a year of sport and play at the University of Wisconsin, Bobby came to West Point dedicated to a life of wine and roses. One year with the Russian Depart- ment taught him to cherish the little things in life: he could boast that he was able to count all of his Russian tenths on his fingers and his toes. His interest In military affairs far exceeded that of most of us, and he is destined to become a distinguished member of the sons of the light blue. 3; SCUSA 2; 2, I; Scuba Club Rugby Club Catholic Choir 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant BUREN RILEY SHIELDS, III Springfield, Virginia A- ay to the Point from the As one of the Magnificent ild summer at Buckner; but the first three months of By winged his salt flats of Utah Seven, By had a he payed for it Yearling year. After four years, By hasn ' t changed much, except that his hair is a little shorter than it was the day before that first day. Most of us will remember By for the hours he spent in the steam room and two years of Sunday night manuscripts to Joan. Sunday School Teacher 2, I ; SCUSA 3, 2, I; Volleyball Club 3, 2; Mountaineering Club 3, 2, 1; Ski Instructor 2, 1; Ski Club 2, I: C-Squad IBO-lb Foot- ball; B-Squad Wrestling 3; Mili- tary Affairs Club 2, I; German Club 2, I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant MICHAEL KELL SHEAFFER Lancaster, Pennsylvania B— 2 Mike, the only man who solves problems in his sleep, will best be remembered slipping quietly from under a previously flat brown boy to give someone a helping hand. His finest hour came the day he finally made the " D " list, but the chance for turn-out stars has long since passed. Hometown Lancaster, Pa. never produced what Mike ' s discriminating taste in women demanded, but the right one is waiting. With talent and a heart bigger than most, Mike and the twinkle In his eye will lead many down the right Engineer path. Chess Club 3, 2, 1; Math Forum 3, 2, 1; Howitzer 2, I; Rocket Society 2, 1 ; German Club 3, 2, I; Fourth Class Sys- tem Committee 2, 1. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Adjutant 1 .TTf ROBERT EUGENE SHIMP Jacksonville, Florida F— 4 With a smile like the dimple of a sun-kist naval orange, the " wharf rat " brought to West Point all the liveliness and energy of a glass of O.J. overflowing with vitamin C. Bob, king f the " F — 4 Lurkers " and undoubtedly one of :hf! most soulful and talented drummers to bring rhythm to the Hudson Highlands, seeks to dethrone Rlngo as the elite. Far from being the model cadet, Bobby left his impression on the gray concrete of Central Area and in the mind of those with whom he lived. Immediate in his future plans, is a sandy Florida beach, a loaf of bread, a batch of screwdrivers, and Carol. .V,ter Polo Club 4, 3, 2; Cadet md 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Combo •■. 3, 2, 1; Scuba Club 2, 1; ' -e Arts Forum 3. 2, 1; Scout- master ' s Council 2, I. Class Rank — Actlvites Sergeant . fC CXXXVI RICHARD DEAN SHIPLEY Xenia, Ohio G— 2 " Ship, " the great white hunter. An unsung hero of a notorious football team who halls from a town with infamous newspapers, he [ikes hunting, snowing the women, fast times and fast cars. With his stubborn ability to win and great personality he has won many friends and much respect. Strictly infantry, there ' s no need to worry about Dick ' s future, he ' ll be a leader in any field and on the top of whatever he does. Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3; Chapel Chimer 4, 3, 2, I; Foot- ball 4, 3, 2; Skeet Trap Club 4, 3, 2, I, Custodian 2; Hunting Club 3, 2, I, President I; Out- door Sportsman ' s Club 3, 2, Rocket Society 2, I . Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ANDREW CHARLES SILVERTHORN Fallbrook, California F — 2 From the vineyards of California " Thorn " emerged as a charter member of the zoo. Whether he was a victim of circumstance or bad luck, he always seemed to end up be- hind the 8-ball. He fought a 4 year cam- paign against the T.D. but he breezed by In everything else. An ex-wrestler turned Judo man who played the piano, he spent more than his share of weekends in either New York or his room. He could be found In bed more often than not. Despite It all he still claims the Infantry to be his calling, almost like the Big M. Judo 4, 3, 2, I; Dance Band 4, 3,2, I ; Military Affairs Club 2, I; French Club 2, I; SCUSA 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant MICHAEL LOUIS SIMONICH Alexandria, Virginia D— 3 " Sim " was a natural-born leader when he came to West Point. Never one to waste time on academics or cleaning his room, Sim still managed to come out high In his class. In his years as a cadet, Sim became well known at his local bank for his ventures in deficit spending. He never once let the sys- tem get the best of him, and he always managed to .have a good time. Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I ; French Club 2, I; Dialectic Society 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer P i CXXXVII GEORGE BERNARD SHOENER Scranton, Pennsylvania C — 3 George (Old Man) Shoener came to. these Grey Stone Walls from a glorious career of two years in the Army and one year at prep school. His old war stories were a delight to all who knew him. A Jack of all sports and Master of None, he was much sought after for his talents. Academics were hardly a challenge for quick-witted George. Unwise in the ways of the world, however, he soon fell prey to a gal named Gloria. This dynamic duo will surely go far. Honor Committee 2, I ; I Club 4; Russian Club Handball Club I. Class Rank — Regimental Operations Officer ii|iialiiiin ALAN JOSEPH SMITH Stillwater, Minnesota E— I Smitty was never one to ride in the middle of the road. From being turned out in three subiects plebe year to being on the dean ' s list cow year — from being pinned to two girls one day to having no girl the next, there was never a dull moment. Quite an athlete, his first love was electronics. By helping class- mates out in juice and rigging a TV and refrigerator in his room, he will always have the admiration of his many friends. With all of this background the Signal Corps will be In good hands. Football 4: Wrestling 4, 3, 2; Audio Club 2. Vice President I. Class Rank— Platoon Officer a THOMAS HELLMUTH SIMMONS Miami, Florida G — 2 This young, blond Aryan arrived with 991 others on that fateful day but certain charac- teristics kept him In front of the multitude. It was always interesting to talk to Tom; he had high grades, with a flair for social sciences, though he was never one to let studies Interfere with the ski slope. Through knowing him we soon felt we knew a certain Connie he " occasionally " spoke of. And he was an athlete on top of all this, as many a soggy water polo player who opposed him will admit. To a loyal classmate who needs no " good luck " we only say that we all will be proudly watching his future success. Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; German Club 3, 2, 1; SCUSA 3, 2, I; Tennis 3; Pistol 4; Scuba Club I; Howitzer 2, I; Behavioral Sciences Club 2, I ; Fine Arts Forum 4, 3, 2, I. •..tii. - ' Class Rank — Platoon Leader -fi ' DAVID ANDRA SMITH Edinburg, Texas F— I Dave came to this magnificent institution from almost " South of the Border. " In fact, his border Spanish helped him through much of F — I ' s plebe year. A true Texas rebel with his ever present guitar and endless supply of cigarettes, Dave has majored in sleep and minored in academics throughout his four years as a cadet. His easygoing ways and friendly manner make his future career as an officer bright. Debate Council Forum 2, I SCUSA 2, I; Spanish Club I Rugby Club 3; Scuba Club 3 Ham Radio Club 3, 2, I; Morta Staff 3. Class Rank — Assistant Brigade Supply Officer ALBERT SLEDER, JR. Omaha, Nebraska A— 2 Al stepped quickly into the pace of a scurried cadet life in a leisurely manner. Aca- demics soon became a specialty and the late hours of the night frequently saw him hard at work. Al held no fears of OPE and his excellent scores on the obstacle course made the grading curve tough on the rest of the class. The best of friends and a tireless worker, Al made the most out of cadet life. French Club 3, 2, I; Math Forum 3, 2, I ; Howitzer Staff 2, Ir Dialectic Society 2, I; Rab- ble Rouser 3, 2, I; Rocket So- ciety 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant yC ARNOLD HENRY SOEDER, JR. Niagara Falls, New York F — 4 These four years with " the Lip " have been fun years. Famous for his luck in love (or rather, his lack of luck in love) Arnie has borne the brunt of many jokes, shrugging them all off with a " you ' ll see! " attitude. A hard worker, he never knows when to give up, be it at academics or on the soccer field or with the ladies. Pointer 3; Slum Gravy 3, 2, I; Honor Committee 2, I; Corps Squad Soccer I ; Corps Squad Swimming 4. Class Rank — Assistant Brigade Activities Officer CXXXVIII MICHAEL RAE SOICE Kendallville, Indiana H— 3 Leaving the booming melropolls of Kendall- ville, Mike decided to take a chance on the friendly confines and relaxing atmosphere of " The Rock. " His clainn to fame rang true in cow year when he became the only member of the Goat football team to be on the Dean ' s Good List. His record will long be cherished among the Language Department — Russian 1000. Mike 0. Mike faces the chal- lenges ahead with his motto — " Signal Corps for me, but not out In 73. " Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Acolytes 4, 3, 2, I; Company Howitzer Representa- tive 2, I . Class Rank — Finance Sergeant PETER THOMAS SOWA, JR. Wal New York C— 2 Pete warmed up for his 4 years at USMA by getting a degree from Orange County Community College. He came to us with a glib tongue, a sense of humor, and a lot of pride In his Polish ancestry, about which he got an awful lot of kidding. Thanks to his prior schooling, he got to take most all of the science electives USMA had to offer, and probably took some of them twice he was so absent-minded. West Point just won ' t be the same when Pete leaves, and Army football games won ' t be the same without the Martini flag. Catholic Acolyte 4; Ski Club 4, 3, 2; Hunting Fishing Club 3, 2; Woodsmen Club 3, 2; Volleyball Club 3; Company Exchange Representative. Class Rank — Platoon Leader LOUIS JOHN SPEIDEL Cincinnati, Ohio B— 2 John, known to his friends as " Spider " has been very successful as a cadet. He has ex- celled in academics all four years and has par- ticipated in various extra curricular activities. John ' s most outstanding trait has been his willingness to help his classmates. He was always ready to help with academic problems, often at the expense of his own studies. A trait appre- ciated by many of his classmates, especially his roommate, me. Hop Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Band 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 4, 3; Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I; Rocket Club I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant CXXXIX JERRY WAYNE SORROW Newington, Connecticut A- Jerry has attempted to prove that scholar- ship can have a place at Woo Poo. He may not have convinced too many of his class- mates, but they forgave him the attempt. A friend to all, always a wit, Jerry could help anyone through a tough problem and still make him laugh about it. But that ' s what it took in A — 4 a little work and lots of laughs and cooperation to maintain the balance — ' til our " long time was through. " C-Squad Baseball 4; C-Squad Soccer 4; C-Squad Choir 4; Class Committee 3, 2, I; De- bate Council Forum 3, 2, I; Behavioral Sciences Club I ; KDET (Sportscaster) 2. I. Class Rank — Assistant Brigade Operations Officer for Athletics LOUIS ELLINGTON SPEER Miami, Florida A— 3 With the aid of an intimate knowledge of complex variables, aerodynamics and strength of materials Lou developed paper airplane making from a child ' s pastime to a call-to- quarters occupation with true technical so- phistication, acquiring finesse at assorted en- deavors and pursuit of the extraordinary seemed to be his constant preoccupation. The finest quality was his Immutable standard, as his ten cubic feet of Garrard, Fisher, Ampex and Bozak, and his 4.2 litres of Jaguar attest. When the cycles of morning baths at the sink, single- engine term papers, additions to the Inventory of designs at Speer Aviation and borrowing ties must end, I ' m sure we ' ll all agree with Lou that " It was a good four years — not a great four years, but a good four years. " Football 4; Track 4, 3, 2; Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4. 3r Scuba Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant fC JAMES PORTER SPENCER Glendale, Arizona F— 3 Jim, after a fun-filled year at the University of Arizona and a few trips south of the border, decided to mend his ways and go to West Point. So with an appointment from Goldwater, he headed east to seek fame and fortune. In- stead, he found four years of close battles with the English and Social Science departments. Between Brown Boy calls and offers to make cigarette commercials, he kept himself busy with athletics and his stereo. His determination and ideals will stand him in good stead in the Army. C-Squad Indoor Track 4; C- Squad Outdoor Track 4; Audio Club 3, 2; Spanish Club 3, 2, Rocket Club 2; Bowling Club 2; Car Representative 2, I; Scuba Club 2. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant HENRY MERSHON SPENSLER, Alexandria, Virginia k B— 4 Hank, a descendant of a line of Generals, will surely uphold the family tradition if his many successes at the Academy can attest for the future. Academics always came easy to him; so he had the opportunity to participate In a wide variety of other activities. But Hank will be remembered best for his sparkling personality which was characterized by his easy nature, quick wit, and selflessness. The combi- nation of his many abilities and his personality will result In a highly successful and satisfying career and life. Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, I: Culture Club 3; Scuba Club 3; Howitzer 2, 1. Class Rank — Company Training j ll lialllll MARK GORDON SPELMAN North Babylon, New York E— 3 tv ark didn ' t come from far away but he made It a habit to see how far and how often he could get away. Loverboy (accredited with snowing only one girl), excelled in academics, track, cross country, and avoiding the tactical department. Mark, due to his constant effort, will have no trouble at all achieving greatness in every endeavor. Cross Country 4, 3, 2, 1 (Indoor and Outdoor) 4 Class Rank — Sergeant Track 3, 2, ll|[ll lll|[ JOHN DEWHURST SPENGLER St. Augustine, Florida A — 4 Known as " Beau " by his intimates, J. D. could usually be found combing his long blond hair. That says something of his success with the weaker sex but John took their enthusiastic adoration in casual stride. If you are ever in Florida, drop by at his beach house for some surfing. John will go far with his silver spoon, but he never really needed it and never will to a resounding success ... as a rich playboy. A real nice guy, everyone (except those of us who still owe him money) wish him well. Rabble Rouser 3, 2, I; Ski Club 3, 2, I: French Club 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3, 2: Behavioral Sci- ences Club 1; Handball Club I; Basketball (Manager) 4; Culture Club — Fine Arts Forum I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer fC CXL HORST GUNTER SPERBER Arlington, Virginia G— 2 " Perhaps It was the early years of his child- hood spent In Gernnany — his exposure to military life through sen lce as an enlisted nnan — his lasting interest in the philosophical — or his respect for principles and integrity that have made him the fine cadet that he was during his four years at the Military Academy. The prowess that he has shown on the soccer field — the resourcefulness and in- genuity he displayed while working on the Howitier — and his good humor and sociability have gained him the reputation of a well rounded man. The Army has gained a career soldier. " Soccer 4. 3, 2, I; Fencing 4; Chess 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs 3; PIO 2. I: Chapel Choir 2, 1; Howitzer I. Class Rank — Supply Sergeant ! fC TO THE CLASS OF 7968 Your Class joins the commissioned officer ranks at a critical time in our Nation ' s history. While this could be said of other classes, and undoubtedly has been, let me tell you why I think it is particularly true in this instance. Our Nation has accepted the heavy responsibilities of leader- ship of the Free World, and, together with other freedom-loving nations, is engaged in defeating aggressors who encroach upon the rights of free men. The challenges facing us have never been greater. Yet, there are some who fail to perceive this danger to lib- erty or appreciate fully the scope of the challenges that you now must meet squarely. You must provide leadership in a young and changing Army that offsets its lack of experience with skill, cour- age, and determination. You must have patience, perseverance, persistence, and a firm conviction in your profession. You will be expected to know your profession. As leaders you must be firm, fair and yet human and compassionate. You must be selfless. You should be aware of a basic fact that a great deal that is worthwhile can be accomplished if one is not overly concerned with who gets the credit for the deed. I know that you will be a credit to your profession. il . Zo. K HAROLD K. JOHNSON General, United States Army Chief of Staff CXLI RANDOLPH STEPHEN SPRINKLES Santa Clara, California E — 3 Randy came to West Point with an eye on Infantry and directed his activities in that vein. He studied hard enough to make the Goat team and never be turned out. Never seen on the area and seldom on weekends, he occupied his free time with sport clubs and a brunette. Triathlon Club 4; Culture Club 3; Skydiving Club 3, I; Karate Club 2, I; Goat Football 2. Class Rank — Training Sergeant CHARLES LOWNDES STEEL. IV Sf. Petersburg, Florida G — I Known intimately by both the academic and tactical departments, as well as the entire female population, Chuck is the third Charles Lowndes Steel to graduate from West Point. Keeping his toes on the tar line here and his hips on the bar stool elsewhere. Chuck has gained much well-deserved popularity. Besides being likable. Chuck has those Intangible assets essential to being a leader. As an officer, he can ' t miss success and all of us wish him the best. Lacrosse 4; Soccer 4, 3; Out- doorsman Club 4, 3, 2, I; Hop Manager 4, 3, 2, I; Goat Foot- ball 2: Archery Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JON KELLY STALLINGS Oklahoma City, Oklahoma B— 2 Jon came to us from Oklahoma City, Okla- homa after a rough preparatory year of girls, parties and fraternities at Oklahoma University. His prior schooling at Oklahoma Military Acad- emy prepared him well for Beast Barracks and Spoonlest Plebe award twice. He will be re- membered well by us as never lacking for beautiful women. His agreeable attitude and southern hospitality are very compatible with his pride in his home state — Oklahoma. His friendliness and warm smile will stand him in good stead throughout his life — whatever field he chooses. Protestant Sunday School Teach- er 4, 3, 2, I; Dialectic Society 3; Wrestling 4: Behavioral Sci- ence Club 2, I: Howitzer Pho- tography Staff 2, I ; Goat-En- gineer Football 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer JAMES MICHAEL STEFAN Nutley, New Jersey A — I Jim is a man of strong principles and a dedicated worker. A Social Science " Major " and able rabble rouser from, Nutley, New Jersey, he never failed to generate enthusiasm and sin- cerity In everything he did with a quick smile and pleasant manner. He won many friends as a cadet. His ability to tackle hard work marks Jim for a life of success as an individual. Catholic Acolyte 4, 3, 2, I; Catholic Sunday School 3, 2. I: Rabble Rouser 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, I : Catholic Company Repre- ientative 2, I. - rt » Class Rank— Platoon Sergeant ( JAMES MILLER STANLEY, JR. Marietta, Georgia E — 4 The last of the Southern Aristocrats. The man who best fits this des cription Is our own James Stanley. Jim still maintains that leisurely pace of living which was so characteristic of life In the South years ago but is now fading into the past. Worries — Jim doesn ' t know the meaning of the word. We ' ll all miss Jim but we can rest assured from his performance at West Point that no matter what tasks he faces in the future, Jim will do a great job without sacrificing his lei- surely pace of living. Pistol Team 4, Club 4, 3, 2, President I. Class Rank — Sergeant 3, 2. I: Pistol I, Secretary 2, RICHARD WARREN STEINER Minneapolis, Minnesota D— 2 The Class of 1968 will graduate this year with Its own biped computer with the ability to remember any song within the past ten years ... What would KDET be without Dick? Cow summer taught h im what the Spanish language can do for a guy — a trip to Guatemala! Dick, the luckiest goat in his class, seldom wasted a tenth in the Math and Science courses. No attractive girl pictured In the newspaper was safe if he had the change handy for a phone call. Dick ' s effervescent wit and power of per- suasion will push him through an outstanding Army career. Cross Country 4: Track 4; Span- ish Club 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 3, 2, I: KDET 3, 2, I; Rocket Society I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CXLII JAMES JOHN STETTLER Plainfield, Illinois A— 2 Stett, a product of the rural, black earth country of Illinois, came to West Point after a military high school education. He quickly made his mark with his foghorn voice, his high ideals, and a liking for knocking people around in the boxing ring. His desire, loyalty, and willing- ness to work and help others will make him a great success in the Army. Rifle Team 4; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Russian Club 4, 3, 2, I; Parachute Club 3; Mandate Staff 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer ■ LARRY LEE STEVENSON Urbana, Illinois Larry came to West Point straight out of high school at Urbana, Illinois, claiming the distinction of being the tallest man in the Class of ' 68. The Academic Department has stayed away from Larry since he first came and has not given him much trouble in any courses. Somehow he manages to stay just out of reach. Larry has been a mainstay on the Cadet Vol- leyball Club for two years and has developed into quite a player. Graduation will see him on the road back to Illinois with as big a future as he is tall. Catholic Acolyte 3, 2; Radio Club 3; Volleyball Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant K THOMAS EARL STITES Oakes, North Dakota E— 4 The " Veteran " Tom Stltes came to us from North Dakota, and served as a steadying in- fluence on the " young " men in E — 4. The " Old Man " has long been recognized by alt for his matureness and level-headed attitudes. Though none of us thought the " Ancient One " was ruggedly handsome, he was a real lady ' s man. and ran up quite a tally in his four years. We ' ll all miss the " Veteran ' s " warm friend- ship and quick smile. His diligence and cool- headedness will carry him over any obstacles, military or civilian, in the future. Debate Council Forum 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer CXLIII fl -I DOUGLAS FRANK STEVENSON Chicago, Illinois F — I After qaininq fame as the Big Kahuna of Lake Popolopen, Dojg found the air at sea level and the proxinnity of his brown boy too sleep-inducing to resist. Those in F — I soon real- ized that the only thing that could keep Doug out of the supine was the thrill he received from jumping from a big iron bird. With his para- chute nearby and his willingness to take a chance, Doug will find airborne a life surpassed by none. Sport Parachute Club 4, 3, 2, Spanish Club 2. Class Rank — Sergeant DUNCAN FRANCIS STEWART, JR. Bridgeport " , Connecticut F — 3 A product of the Arctic Tundra and the Pea- nut Capital of the World, Duncan, a true son of the Army, spent four wonderful years al- ternately smashing his head on the desk in search of academic prowess and dreaming of a certain Southern belle in Atlanta. Though able to go both ways in the bewildering world of academics, he tended toward Soc and the good deal spin-off inherent in D.C. F. He is a hard worker and a steadfast friend. The future sees Infantry blue and success In his endeavors. Debate 4; Judo 2; Military Af- fairs Club 3, 2, I: Debate Coun- cil Forum 3, 2, 1; 4th Class Glee Club 4. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant WERNER JOHN STOLP Bisbee, Arizona A— 3 " Plots " came to us from the little border town of Bisbee, Arizona, where he brought to us many fond memories of his escapades in Mex- ican towns! Let it be declared that the man who Invented sleep was John ' s idol. He aver- aged 18 hours of sleep per day and still man- aged 6 every night. If there be one man who accomplished so much on the academic battle- field with so little effort, let It be John. Give him a leave blank and a 6-pack and he ' s the happiest man alive. As for his military bearing enough has been said already. All in all a great guy and friend to all A — 3. Math Forum 3, 2, 1: KDET 2, I; Pointer 3. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant i2 JOHN ARNDT STRAND. Arcadia, California B— 4 Take a quiet evening, a smooth beat of some moderate iazz, and a photo of a slim, lovely California beauty, a scotch and water and you ' re in the world of John Strand. " Joao " has managed somehow in the midst of the drudgery of our Alma Mater, to preserve the coolness of his early West Coast College life throughout his four years here. His easygoing manner never gave way to any hint of Ir- responsibility, and his dedication could always be seen in his consideration of others. Confident of himself in the boxing ring, John always seemed to have a firm grip on life and his never ceasing search for things that are true will guarantee a rewarding career for him in the years ahead. Gymnastics 4, 3, 2, I; Public Relations Council 2, I: Protes- tant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Culture Forum 3, 2, I. Class Rank — 4th Regimental Sergeant Major ANDREW BOYD STRATTON Mayfield, Kentucky B— 3 Fresh off the blue grass special came " Mr. Mayfield. " Included in his bag of tricks was a sheepish grin, a willingness to share, a laugh, and a good time with everyone. Andy performed his daily tasks with ease and searched for greater accomplishments, a ' ways with an eye on a special girl. If he couldn ' t be found play- ing sports or in the bag he ' d probably be hard to find. From hop manager to football man- ager and in all favors done in between Andy has given his best. With his great Integrity and desire, Andy should reach the summit one day, and when he does, all of us shall benefit. Football Manager 3, 2, I; Hop Committee 3, 2, I: KDET 4, 3: Cardinal Newman Forum 4. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CHARLES RICHARD STROBLE Williamsport, Pennsylvania A — 2 From out of the Pennsylvania hills Strobe ' s struck, or was struck on July 1st 1964. He re- covered well enough to take charge of the company during Easter vacation of ' 65! At the end of the year he was in the in-crowd and re- ceived stars for his efforts. As a sophomore Charles became known as one of those indi- viduals who Is not afraid to say what he thinks, regardless of the consequences. On the light side Charles is always keeping things popping by additions and deletions to his ' harem. ' Wine and women, such are the interests of Charles R. Stroble. Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I: Acolytes 3; Mountain- eering Club 3; German Club 2, I ; Automobile Committee I ; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant iiHii iiii|[ CXLIV MARVIN PATRICK STRONG Hamlet, North Carolina D— 3 This soft spoken SoLthern gentleman from the sovereign State of North Carolina has re- sisted the harsh Yankee challenge to his sense of values. A hard worker he has not always been as popular with the academic department as with the ladies. Brain washed by his room- mates he ' has come on over " to the Infantry side. His quiet friendly manner assure him of friends and success. Debate Council Forum; Bap- tist Student Union. Class Rank — Platoon Leader PETER ALFRED SWAN Hermosa Beach, California B t A true Californian is Pete — so true he often wonders why he left the University of Cali- fornia at Riverside after one year. After strug- gling through two years of Russian (finishing last in the class with one turn-out star), Pete found time to make a name for himself in swimming (Scuba Club President and Water Polo Club.l Having a strong determination to do his best, Pete put variety into his busy weeks with many weekend drags and much time spent exploring Flirty. C-Sguad Golf 4; Water Polo Club 3; Scuba Club (President) 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant ROBERT DALE SWEDOCK Meriden, Connecticut D— 3 It cannot be said that Bob (Swifty) Swedock has not excelled In all forms of cadet life, espe- cially in the area of academics. The stars he wears on his collar may well be a prediction of things to come. There never existed a juice problem he could not solve, nor a sport he could not play well. The only problem he ever had trouble with was getting his roommate " pro. " Corps Squad Wrestling Man- ager 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Band 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant II II IMlQ CXLV ROBERT ALFRED STROUD Silver Spring, Maryland Bob feels that he has learned much " Upon the fields of friendly strife, " From the academic grind. And the barracks life. And thru yon years, their lessons he wl But, still, will often wonder if the necessary. C-Squad Soccer; C-Squad Rifle Mountaineering Club 4, 3. 2 Ski Instructor 3. 2: Ski Patrol 2 B-Squad Lacrosse 3; Howitzer 2. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer E— 3 carry, trip was JACK WILLIAMS SWANEY Platte City, Missouri B— 2 Jack was a man big In the things that really count, for he had a big heart and a big smile. All who knew him treasured his friendship, for hfs good nature and generosity knew no bounds. Jack was the finest of athletes and the finest of friends. In years to come, he will prove himself to be the finest of soldiers. Corps Squad Football 4, 3,2, I ; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant ROBERT CHARLES SWEENEY New York, New York E— I Bob only had to come 54 miles from Man- hattan to his new home on the Hudson, but as Bob found out quickly it was a long 54 miles. Whether it was at the boards In plebe math or on the intramural fields of friendly strife Bob was always on top. He v as always ready to help a goat with the poop and to add his wit to the class. A confirmed bachelor Bob has a fine career to look forward to in the Artillery. Bowling Club 4; Astronomy Club 4, 3, 2, I: Company Howitzer Representative 2, I . Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer BRUCE DIXON SWEENY Saint Johnsbury, Vermont E— 2 Despite coming to West Point from the small state of Vermont, Bruce brought an un- daunted enthusiasm that won everyone ' s respect. Besides using his aggressiveness for company Intramurals and taking weekends to see that certain someone, his ability and conscientious- ness enabled him to earn and retain his stars, but he never lacked the time to give a classmate a helping hand. This good-natured guy has a bright future ahead. Portuguese Club 2; Honor Com- mittee 3, 2. Class Rank — Regimental Adjutant ROSS BRICKLEY SWEET Skaneateles, New York D R. B. has without a doubt, one of the crook- edest noses and biggest hearts of any creature who wished he had gone to a civilian school. Brickley left the thriving metropolis of Skan- eateles to put in a sterling performance at " Woo Poo " , four years of Intramurals and pre- med. With a nose like that he ' s bound to go far. 150-lb Football 4; Spring Foot- ball 4; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I; Ski Club 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Commander y JAMES RONALD SWINNEY Kansas City, Missouri F— 2 The " Swin " brought his friendly smile to West Point from the plains of Kansas, Wichita to be exact. Jim has managed to excel In his every endeavor at the Academy. When there was something to be done. Jim was always there willing to do it. Having little trouble with academics, Jim always managed to find plenty of time on weekends for trips and the opposite sex. Jim ' s ability to make friends, his boundless enthusiasm, and his willingness to work hard will carry him to the top In all of his endeavors, one of which is to become a fine Armor Officer. Prote stant Su nday School Teach- er 4, 3, 2, 1 Span sh Club 3. 2, 1; Vc lleyball Club 3, 2, 1; Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, 1: 1968 4th Class Syste m C ommittee 2; lOOth Night Show 2, 1; " Sre- nade ' Staff 3; Oy tdoor Sports- man ' s Club 2 1. Class Rank— Battal on Executive Of leer CXLVI ROBERT EDWIN SZISETHY Albertson, Long Island, New York D — 4 This Lonq Islander brought to West Point his native accent and a love for having fun. " Sziq " quickly found out that he wasn ' t des- tined to become a star nnan. so he turned his energies to sports. He started by earning his nunnerals playing plebe football, and has been on the " A " squad ever since. He also led the Intramural basketball team to some very suc- cessful seasons. If he can ' t be found durinq the week worrying about his qrades, you miqht catch him on weekends draqqlng his one-and- only. We wish him both success and luck In the future and know that fun and happiness will always be with him. C-Squad Football, 1964 4; A- Squad Football 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Serqeant NEIL MICHAEL TANGEN Minneapolis, Minnesota G— I " Mike " came from the land of sky blue waters to play football and hockey for the Army team, and when an unfortunate Injury squelched these hopes, he developed his qreat officer potential instead. Unperturbed by aca- demics, Mike remained a true-blue friend: true to his classmates, true to his girl, and true to West Point. Though he was not one to pass up a good time, Mike was dependable and con- scientious. He will certainly carry this on to his Army career, and make Minnesota proud of one of Its favorite sons. Football 4; Hockey 4, 3; Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Howitzer Staff 2, I : Spanish Club 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader DANIEL RUSSELL TAYLOR, JR. Greenville, North Carolina C — 4 From the depths of the lazy North Carolina swamps, arose a true southern gentleman des- tined to follow In his father ' s steps across cen- tral area. Never one to be second, Dan joined M— 2, the last of the Corps. He learned fast and soon became tailback on the team, the Goat team. His fans spread, too — " ... Taylor ' s Nassau Fliqht at 1920 In ... " He In fact be- came infamous — the only cadet ever to au- thorize 10 extra hours leave to other cadets. His experiences will carry him far. Wrestling 4; Pointer 4, 3; Scuba 4, 3; Goat Football 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer CXLVII JAMES ARTHUR TALLMAN Pottstown, Pennsylvania C— 3 This hard workinq Army brat came to West Point from Germany, Japan, and Penn State. Always with a smile, he had few troubles during his four years at the Academy. Although he had to carry a lot of his classmates through the hardships of academics, he managed to stay near the top of the class and always found time for his escapades to New York and Vassar. Nobody will ever forget Jim with his hearty laugh and his infinite patience with the in- ferior brain. The Army is getting a good man. SCUSA; German Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer JAMES MICHAEL TANSKI Plainville, Connecticut D— 4 " TANSK " brought his pleasant manner and a sense of humor with him to the Academy, and both served him well. Academics were no problem for this stock-market player, and he was a willing supporter of the athletic teams. A friendly critic and a helpful friend, his honest and likable character point him towards a happy and successful career. Lacrosse (Manager) 4; Newman Forum 4, 3,2, I ; French Club 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, 1; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. - ' - " " Class Rank — Academic Sergeant fi ' DAVID LESLIE TAYLOR Plandome, New York A— 2 Dave came from an Air Force family of five that started out in California and ended up in Germany. He joined the rifle team, met Kris, and quickly demonstrated his qualities of loy- alty, selflessness, and devotion to duty that will make him an outstanding officer. Above all he has pride in West Point and being a West Pointer and no better thing could be said of him than that. Rifle Club 4, 3, 2, I; Rifle Team 4, 3,2, I ; Howitzer Representa- tive 2. Class Rank — Platoon Leader EDMUND ALFRED THAL Dearborn, Michigan B— 4 After a year at the University of Michigan, Ed made a quick and successful adjustment to the rigors of cadet life. He was an enthusiastic participant in extra-curricular activities, two of his favorites being choir and rugby. Yet, his academics always took first priority. Never one to be denied his share of fun, Ed could get along with anyone and has become a valuable friend of many during his four years here. With his enthusiastic attitude toward everything he does there ' s no doubt that he will meet with unequaled success in the coming years. Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Cadet Choir 2, I: Rugby Club 3, 2, I; German Club 4, I; Protestant Discussion Group 2, I; Pistol Club 4; Pistol Team 4, 3. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ERIC EUGEN THOMAS Cullman, Alabama pC C- Easily the scholar of the C — I environ, Eric never became so involved in the aesthetic realm of " nice to know " that he was unable to " pass out the poop. " Blending his academic pur- suits with athletics, girls, reading, girls, talking, and girls, he showed everyone that everything had a proper place in a busy life. He ap- proached ail problems by the cost-effectiveness, output over input method. His dedication to a task which passed such an analysis was unlimited. The strength of this trait makes him a man to watch. SCUSA 4, 3, 2, I; Rocket So- ciety 2, I; Cadet Band 3, 2; Scuba Club I. I Class Rank — Platoon Leader .If .Tf ii iiidiiiiD JOHN EDWARD THOMASSY McDonald, Pennsylvania D— 4 Not unlike John the Baptist, John the Me- diator has lived in a troubled place in troubled times. Through it all he has weathered every storm with his feet well anchored on the line of least sweat by his ever present shoes. Rock of ages let not the scourge of man nor the torture of nature push thee out of shape. ISO-lb Football 4; Scuba Club 3; Military Affairs Club 3; Cul- ture Club 2, I: Spanish Club 4, 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant qM CXLVIII TO THE WEST POINT GRADUATING CLASS OF 1968: As each member of your graduating class leaves West Point, I am sure you do so with mixed emotions, those of departing friends and familiar places, mixed with the challenge of assuming new, and in this day, unprecedented responsibilities. You also depart with thousands of words of advice ringing in your ears, and a re- solve to do your duty as Americans in the best traditions of the heritage passed on to you. If there is one quality I hope you have gained and will maintain throughout your life, it is that of having an inordinate " curiosity " to the world around you. Not just in the military sense, but in ev- erything you do. It is this sense of curiosity, of the " why, " of won- der, of questioning, of decision, that is at the heart of all progress, whether it be in the profession of military science, art, religion, philosophy. Government, etc. Socrates once said, " Wisdom begins in wonder, " which is another way of saying wisdom begins in curiosity. Every bit of progress ever made by man came because someone was curious about " how to do it better, " or wanted to know more of the unknown, and that is no less true today than it was in the time of Socrates. Best regards to each one of you on your graduation and may the results of your boundless curiosity in many fields help bring about that wonderful future to which we look forward. Sincerely yours John H. Glenn, )r. Colonel, USMC (Ret. NASA Astronaut vice a.: Co,Tln4 ' MICHAEL FUCHS THUSS San Mateo, California E— 3 Mike, who hailed from Chattanooga, Tennes- see, remained unchanged by the fine traditions at West Point. He managed to snealt by in academics, snow all the girls to make his four years bearable. The Red Baron, who success is assured, will always be remembered for his give it a go attitude and never give up manner. C-Sguad Swimming 4; Newman Forum 4, 3; Howitzer Company Sales Representative I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CXLIX JAMES JOHN THOME Maple Heights, Ohio D— 4 Jim came +o us from Rockhurst College where he spent a year of successful civilian collegiate education. Never +o be undaunted, Jim has always been cheerful even towards his hardest courses. For two years a " star " man, he en- joyed the attention of the academic depart- ment even after semester ' s end. " Thumper " Is a sports lover and a hard opponent in any sport. He is fair and honest and will always help an underdog. Born with the drive for hard work and the desire to do well, success will guide Jim ' s future. Catholic Choir 4, I ; Dialectic Society 3, 2, I; Audio Club 3, 2, I : Newman Forum 2, I ; Rocket Society I : Behavioral Science Club (Project Officer) 2, 1: Russian Club 2, I; KDET (Sports Caster) 2, I: Pointer 3; Astronomy Club I ; Fine Arts Forum I: Public Relations Coun- cil I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader JOHN LATHROP THROCKMORTON, JR. West Point, New York (C F— 3 " Throcks " returned to West Point having traveled from Army Post to settle down to his four year tour In Cadet Grey. It must have suited him, because John excelled in every phase of Cadet life, tfis industriousness and pleasant personality earned him many friends throughout the Corps. The " Sober Faced Prus- sian " lost enough weight to lead the little rabble with his traditional competitive at- titude. The small things in life, women, straight Scotch and a big clgar were a few of the pursuits John added to Intellectual stimulation. The Infantry gains a true soldier. 150-lb Football 4, 3, 2, I, Captain I; Lacrosse 4, 3; Catholic Choir 4; Scuba Club 2. I : Math Forum 2, Program Director I ; Honor Committee Vice Chairman 2, I. Class Rank — Brigade Commander WILLIAM ROLAND THYGERSON Birmingham, Michigan A — 2 Be it his clever wit, his carefree attitude, or his ability to Instill happiness through friend- ship and understanding which has distinguished him to you is unimportant. Sincerity, devotion, and an Innate happiness will continue to Y ' ln Wolfy success, and perhaps more importantly, friendship. KDET 4, 3, 2; B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, I; French Club 4, 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I; Fishing Club 2: Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant GILBERT TIJERINA Yuma, Arizona D— I Gil, better known by that strange name of " T. J. " among his friends, came from the Sahara of the Southwest In search of adventure and Instead found a challenge of a new life. Not one to let obstacles overcome him, he. In his own quiet and reserved manner, set forth, meeting all challenges with at least that cheerful smile of his. Perhaps that Is what he will best be remembered for, his concern for others as shown by his sincerity and friend- liness, which we know will be an asset later on. Judo Club 4, 3, 2, I: Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Sunday School Teacher 3, 2, I. Class Rank- — Regimental Executive Officer RALPH BUTLER TILDON, JR. Harrington, Delaware F— 4 Ralph Is easily one of the most personable, outgoing members of our class. Everyone knows him which makes everyone lucky, but there are some of us In his Company more lucky than others. Ralph has that unique ability to really listen to us when we speak to him. He is genuinely Interested in us. By just being around him for a few minutes you feel better. When he leaves for his first Infantry assign- ment this Interest will carry over for his men. Karate Club 4, 3, 2, I; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I : Rabble Rouser 4, 2, I ; B-Squad Protestant Choir 4, 3, 2. Class Rank — Finance Sergeant GEORGE GORDON TILLERY, JR. Alexandria, Virginia F — I Gordie, the mighty mite of F — I, Is a man of many talents. An Army brat from the word go, he claims the unique distinction of being a world traveler. A scholar and a gentleman, Gordie has graced every section from the first to the last. As a fine athlete, Tills has shown his unmatched skills from the ski slopes to the goat football field. When June of " 68 rolls around, Gordie intends to lend his talents to the branch of dignity — the Ar " tlllery " . Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; Scuba Club 3; Mortar Staff 3; Baptist Student Union 3; Debate Coun- cil Forum 2; Militar Affairs Club 2; Rocket Society I; Skeet Club I; Century Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant CL HAROLD LEE TIMBOE Long Beach, California G— 2 The world could crumble stone by stone to the ground, and our easy-going fraternity brother from Long Beach wouldn ' t bat an eye- lash. Hal ' s free time was about evenly dtvlded between Donna and the GE225. but strangely enough he also sported the most worn brown lad in the company. Hal had little trouble with academics and was a charter member of the long-weekend club. It Is rumored that his alpha card was lost by both the T.D. and O.P.E. Neither a hive nor a goat, neither a wheel nor a file closer, his chosen branch will be proud of its new member and his self-madf achievements. Baseball 4; Basketball Manager 4, 3, 2; German Club 4, 3; De- bate Council Forum 2, I; Scoutmaster ' s Council 3; Math Forum 2, I ; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader PATRICK ALAN TOFFLER Arlington, Virginia E— I Always one to thrive on competition, Pat will never be able to settle for second best in any endeavor. His constant yearn for new experiences and new challenges will undoubted- ly lead him someday to every corner of the earth. He is not the type to settle down and accept the everyday trivia of life because he sees so many important things to be done in this world of ours. To keep him moving and to use his many talents and abilities properly will be the challenge he presents to the Army. West Point can be proud to claim Pat as a son. Intramural Football 4; C-Squad Pistol 4; C-Squad Lacrosse 4; B-Squad Lacrosse 3, 2; Model U.N. 2; SCUSA 2; Forum 2; French Club 2; Goat Football 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant JOHN DUXBURY TORAASON Lacros Wi: C— 4 Karate, Scuba, Tennis, Bridge and Women are a sample of John ' s expertise. Always in- terested in adventure his travels have led him to Asia, Europe, South America, and Russia. As a student, he Is conscientious and well organized, but never too dominated by the Institution. His diversified Interests and easy going manner contribute to his present suc- cess and will lead to a varied and enjoyable career. Karate Club 4, 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 4, 3; Astronomy Club 4, 3: Scuba Club 3, 2, I; Moun- taineering 2, I. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant CLI HENRY MARTIN TOCZYLOWSKI, JR. Arlington, Massachusetts E — 4 " T02 " is one of those unforgettable types of people who can provide the Corps with In- teresting Mess Hall topics of conversation for four years. If he wasn ' t out on the football field hitting hard with the best of ' em, he was skating, fruging, or searching for some surf. He ' s held his own through many episodes with the system, the T.D. and the Academic Department, to say nothing of the law, jealous women and his bookie. With his happy-go-lucky ways and his common sense he ' ll be able to handle himself well on any field of strife, friendly or unfriendly. There Is no doubt that Hank will go through life shaking many hands and making many friends. Football 4, 3, 2, I. P Class Rank — Company 1st ( jjl Sergeant MICHAEL THOMAS TOOLE Montgomery, Alabama B— 3 Hailing from the heart of ' Bama, the " Wedge " was quick to make a comfortable notch In Cadet life. Dividing his boundless energies among athletics, " rabble-rousing " . Southern girls, academics (?), and the brown boy (Fan-tastic!) " Spike " made his Imprint upon every facet of cadet life. For him there can be no second-best — just as " the Bear " said. Skydiving Club 4, 3: Class Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Debate Council Forum Regiment Rep- resentative 2; Mountaineering Club 2, I: Rabble Rouser 2, 1; SCUSA 3, 2, I: Public Rela- tions Council 2. Class Rank — Company Training Officer k THEODORE JOSEPH TRAUNER, JR. Hammonton, New Jersey D — I Precise In all things and sincere in his de- sire for the best of life, Ted stands as an admirable man among men. A frustrated Hell ' s Angel, Ted has crammed a lifetime of romance Into his first twenty years. A man of under- standing and reason Ted operates with a per- ceptive and questioning mind In a style which continuously proves that he I s true to himself. Whatever the future brings, here Is a man In control of himself. He will prove to be a worthy leader of men. Fencing Club 4, 3, Howitzer 2, I. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer ll|[lia|llll|[ KENT MERRICK TREXLER Johnstown, Pennsylvania G— 2 Kent was only slightly bothered by the academic dept. and received a good deal of joy In beating OPE at their own game. Trex ' s possession with an unpredictable diet vva: only surpassed by his fervor for un- ocsnctloned activities conducted In the barracks. His keen sense of justice and righteous wrath sometimes demanded that he suffer the " harder wrong " Instead of the " easier right " and was not always conducive to his usually thrifty ways. Kent can always be remembered as a com- petitive athlete and a true friend of all who knew him, even those who knew him well. Gymnastics Team 2, I ; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2: Skydiving Club I ; Brigade Wrestling 3, 2. Class Rank — Sergeant r ARTHUR FRANK TORRES Albuquerque, New Mexico A— 3 Art came to West Point from Albuquerque and he brought with him the friendliness and charm of the Southwest. Art Is characterized by a warm greeting to everyone, an avid interest In sports, proficiency enough to take weekend, a Brown-boy pullover, and a lovely drag. Art ' s devotion to duty and helpful mannerisms will send him a long way. Catholic Choir 4, 3. 2, I: Scout- master Council 4, 3, 2, I; 150- Ib Football 4; Goat-Engineer Football 2; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant MICHAEL LESLIE TROLLINSER Waco, Texas B — 4 " Troll " came to us from Kansas City, Kansas. He has proved to be a true Southern gentle- man with a flair for the finer things In life. His desire to understand and help other people has won him many friends at the Academy, and will do the same as he joins the Officer Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant of Artillery. This proud Rebel Is destined for success and will always carry the best wishes of his classmates. We hope they let him sleep after reveille. Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Culture Forum 3; Baptist Student Union 4, 3. - Class Rank— Platoon Leader - ' CLII RALPH RUSSELL TUCCILLO Westwood, Massachusetts E— 4 When Ralph left his hometown of Wood- stock (of which Boston is a suburb), everyone knew that he was destined to wear stars ... and with the help of the Academic depart- ment, stars came fast and easy to Ralph. Whether on the putting green or in the class- room, he displayed the fierce competitive spirit characteristic of a winner. Never one to let studies interfere with the more im- portant things in life. " Tucci " managed to set a new Brigade record for extracurricular and corps squad trips during his cow year. Now, standing at the threshold of Graduation and new freedom. Ralph has found that a certain pretty young miss from Salem has cast an enchanting spell over him. Sure to continue to meet every situation with a smile. Ralph is assured a bright future filled with happiness and success. Plebe Hockey Team 4; Hockey Manager 3. 2; Head Hockey Manager I; Golf Team 4, 3. 2, I ; Slum Gravy Representa- tive 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ROBERT BRUCE UHLER North Springfield, Virginia E— 2 Bob returned to West Point after an 18 year absence and eagerly began to learn his new life. For the first two months, " Uncle Brad " took Nola ' s place. Throughout his four years here. Bob showed everyone how to laugh and have a good time. When Bob worked, he worked hard: when he played, he played well. His very presence will be a credit to the organization and the person to whom he be- bngs. Corps Squad Soccer 4, 3,2, I ; Cadet Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant C CHARLES BRIAN UTERMAHLEN Baltimore, Maryland C — 2 Brian (The Root) is the skinniest fat man in existence. His prowess on the lacrosse field (as evidenced by his Loose Balls Award) is exceeded only by his outstanding performances on the golf course (blatantly brought to public attention by his modest allusions thereto) and his excellent buzzard imitation. Whether perched in a tree; beating his friends In various tennis, squash or golf matches; or relating the latest Bill Cosby story — Brian can be counted on for a good belly laugh. These attributes are sure to win him friends and influence enemies in all future endeavors. Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer CLIII FREDERIC LESLIE TUCKER, JR. Hampton, Virginia H — 2 Pool sharp, Chinese language expert, Virginia Rebel — Fred and his alligator will long be remennbered by his many friends. Whether on the squash court, in the classroom, or at the pool table, Fred ' s 100% effort was always evident. Always ready for a practical joke, or to lend a helping hand — whichever was called for. The South may never rise again, but you ' ll never convince Fred, y ' all. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2; Rifle 4: Astronomy Club 4; Military Affairs Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant fC LARRY JOE VAN HORN West Memphis, Arkansas G— 4 Larry Van Horn brought a new era to West Point. His philosophy of eat, sleep, and don ' t study revitalized a decaying society, and will have a profound influence on the members of our company for the rest of our lives. Whether on the golf course or on the pitcher ' s mound, Larry had one basic driving force — to buy that X-KE. His tenure here was marred only by a slight run-in with the Physics De- partment. But, in true Van Horn fashion, Larry stole home in the bottom of the ninth, and the score stands 1-0 in Larry ' s favor. His quiet, purposeful manner will serve him in good stead wherever he may be. Corps Squad Baseball 4, 3, 2; Goat Football (Co-Captain) 2; French Club 3; Fine Arts Forum 3. 2; Rocket Society 3, 2; Audio Club 3. Class Rank — Academic Sergeant iJ5 N -i i GREGORY JOHN UNANGST Detroit, Michigan C— 3 Probably the only cadet who has spent his four years at West Point without once having his name pronounced correctly . . . Greg or " Ungst " was a winner whether on the wrestling mats or grappling the Academic Dept. His subtle wit was like the tender caress of a hurricane — In Vietnam they call it a monsoon. Good luck Buddy! Corps Squad Wrestling 4, 2, I; German Club 3, 2, Fine Arts Forum 3, 2, I; Rugby Club 3. Class Rank — Training Sergeant X CHARLES ARTHUR VEHLOW Waukasha, Wisconsin B— 4 On I July 1964, the man in the red sash introduced to West Point one of Wisconsin ' s finest, the " Wheel. " He was the kind of fella that decided what was good as he went along, then did it. His great talent: friend- liness; his great ability: leadership; his great love: Kate. From rushing to his first meal to hitting that silly little ball around the court, Chuck was a leader. He was a master of getting the most out of life. Never one to cheat the government, he studied long and hard, helped his classmates at every turn, and was an all around friend. We all hope that young soldiers never die and we know that this one will never fade away. Class Committee: German Club; Corps Squad Football 4; Corps Squad Squash 4, 3, 2, I, Captain 1967-68 Season; Corps Squad Tennis 4. 3, 2, I. Class Rank- Officer -Brigade Supply lip iij ti iiUJiiii DONALD FRANCIS VAN COOK, JR. Bronx, New York H — 4 Don came to the hotspot of the scenic Hudson Highlands with an appreciation for all the finer things in life, and seventeen years, forty eight days experience with them. At the end of four years, Don had acquired a lot of friends, and had also managed to amass a wide range of valuable new experiences. He will be remembered in the years to come as the teeny-bopper with a knack for understand- ing people and a philosophy many preached but few could practice. Triathlon Club 4, 3: Catholic Acolytes 3; Fine Arts Forum 3 2, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant r ROBERT TUDOR VEIDT Milford, Ohio G— 2 The " grub " , well known throughout the Corps for his propensity to save, is dedicated to high ideals. Bob always strives for perfection, be it shining shoes or hitting that high note in the Glee Club. Always gallivanting around the U.S. with that famous group of singers, Bob rarely spent a good ole weekend at West Point, and if you want to know who is the USMA connoisseur of health foods, just see Mr. V. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Prot- estant Chapel Choir 4, 3, I; Spanish Club 4, 3; Behavioral Science Club 2, I ; Soccer Team 3: Band 4. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant K CLIV MICHAEL DEAN VENNUM Culver City, Cailfornia D— 3 Any man who would spend three years in College and then come to our monastery on the Hudson must be either dedicated or crazy. It is no understatement to say that Mickey is dedicated to West Point, Army and Chris, although not especially in that order. This same dedication makes Mick a great buddy and an invaluable man to have on your side whether he ' s typing your hell report or doing ' the ASP ' s. Doubtless he will go far in any field he chooses to pursue. Gymnastics 4; Scuba Club 3, 2; Audio Club 3; First Captains Forum 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant RAYMOND SAVAGE VINTON Waymart, Pennsylvania G — I Four years ago Ray decided to forsake his Pennsylvania past and take the big grey step — a step for which we are all the more fortunate. His cheery face reflects the spirit within him. Ray possesses that truly remarkable combina- tion, a dedication to his profession, and an appreciation for the finer things life can offer. It would be senseless to wish Ray good luck, for he is one of those who makes his own luck. Pistol 4, 3: Pistol Club 4. Class Rank — Training Sergeant KARL WILLIAM VOLK, Ft. Monroe, Virginia B— 4 You called him the " Old Man " because you knew he had been around. Bill will always be remembered by those who knew him well for his ready smile and words of encouragement to us when things were rough. Possessed of extraordinary common sense, he kept us " Boys " In line for four years. Never one to be ac- cused of over working, Bill had a direct and definite approach to life. He knows that he wants to wear the Army green to his dying day. The Army Is lucky to have Bill on its side, because if he were against us . . . Rifle Tean Club 4, 3, Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant Rifle r CLV WILFORD SCOTT VICKERS. Valparaiso, Indiana A— I Scott ' s four years were spent engaging the Dean ' s office in a never-ending battle for recognition in which ho " eeked out " a stale- mate. Their rule was " an hour of preparation for each hour in the classroom. " Substitute " rack " for " preparation. " and yoiJ ve his rule. He had the enviable ability to command people while commanding their respect, and will make Indiana proud to call him a son. Rugby 2, I; Football 4: B-Squad Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2; Rabble Rouser 2, I; Sky Diving Club 3, 2. Class Rank— Platoon Leader X ALAN GEORGE VITTERS Northport, L.I., New York D— 2 Al came to West Point with a Long Island accent and an interest in politics and was greeted with English and Engineering. He developed his political abilities through hard work on the class committee while also be- coming a star man in Engineering. But the momentums Al confused on solid ' s writs he applied well on the soccer field as one of Coach Palone ' s best kickers. Al will always be remembered for his endless ambition and his genuine Interest in ' 68. 1968 Class Committee 4, 3, 2, I : Corps Squad Soccer 4, 3, 2, I ; Extemporaneous Speaking (Finalist) 4; Corps Squad Squash 4; SCUSA 3. Class Rank — Company Commander THOMAS LEE VOLLRATH Grand Blanc, Michigan E— 3 Out of the great smallness of Grand Blanc, Michigan — with its one all-important stop light, Tom sought out his six-year aspiration for West Point. He vaulted to several new heights at this scenic place — 13 ' 2 feet for the track team his sophomore year: and his knack of comprehending the written word in third class English was uncanny. Things were not all beau- tiful, however. Looking fondly towards that happy Graduation Day, Tom has found his way into the hearts of many classmates. Smile on, Tom — life smiles on those who do. Track Team 4, 3. Class Rank — Activities Sergeant PETER PERKINS WALLACE Bronxville, Nev York H— 2 Daisy ' s brownies. B-vIlle girls, Pete ' s " 2 " and a great Mom and Dad along with a few attributes such as intelligence have made Pete the success he is. Of course, there was Pete ' s astounding success In Beast and with " Mother- in-law " though they were more than over- shadowed by his victories in the fields of aca- demics and trips. Pete has a true knack for taking the most and longest trips possible. As for Pete ' s future — OPE, his brown-boy, and an E-model Jag loom very large. If the trips don ' t get him Pete will continue to " ride, " building his bridges and wishing he had gone Infantry. Catholic Choir 4. 3; 4th Class Glee Club 4; Debate Council 4, 3, 2, I ; Honor Representative 3, 2, I; 2nd Regimental In- vestigating Officer I. Class Rank — Company Commander LEONARD ARTHUR WALLIN, li Sv Falls, South Dakota H Len worked hard and finished in the top half of his class and still found time for the finer things in life; like sleep. True merit never makes a loud noise and under Len ' s easy going personality is a desire to work hard and to play hard that has inspired all of us. At home In Thayer Hall, Len was in the gym as much and he was definitely one man not to demon- strate one ' s wrestling prowess on. The ability to work hard which has served as an inspira- tion during his four years here will make " Pud " a success in whatever he does. Chapel Choir; Rocket Society; Fine Arts Forum; Howitzer. Class Rank — Company Administrative Officer K JAMES FRANKLIN WALSH Fredericksburg, Virginia C— I Our hero, a true son of the South, has definitely made these four years somewhat more tolerable for all of us. His determination and will to win inspired in many a winning intramural team. Although not a hive, Jim ' s academic achievements did not go without recognition. Who else could boast the coveted " Zapp-Frazz!!! " award and voted " Most Likely to Succeed " by the juice department. Jim will have a bright (100 watt) future in the Army. B-Squad Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; C-Squad Track 4; Mountaineer- ing Club 4; Portuguese Club 3; Rocket Society 2, I. Class Rank — 1st Regimental, 1st Batta lion Sergeant Major CLVI JOHN PATRICK WALSH, JR. Newburgh, New York D— I Just a short trip down the Hudson and John was captured. Best described as " quicit and likable, " always ready with a fine sense of humor, he is not the quiet person he sometimes appears. Be It from jungle school to the basket- ball court to academics in his search for mental and physical improvement, John ' s enthusiasm will certainly make him a welcome addition to the Army. Scuba Club I; Skydiving Club I: Sailing Club I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant The 1968 class at the United States Military Academy will hear often in the springtime of its graduation that it joins our Army at a time of the nation ' s gravest crisis. A serious crisis; yes. Our gravest crisis; high- ly doubtful. What about 1812, 1860, 7947 P And what about far less dramatic crises? The unrecognized crisis of unpreparedness of the 1920 ' s and the 1930 ' s, for example. These are difficult years but there is no rea- son to despair, and the nation, seeking evi- dence to bolster its hope, could do no bet- ter than look toward the Point and the ranks of W marching through its gates to a cer- tain and glorious future. WALTER CRONKITE CBS News CLVII DONALD FRANKLIN WANTUCK North Miami Beach, Florida H — 3 A playboy from Miami Beach, " Don Juan " found plenty of time for snowing the girls with his singing voice and football build. His in- herited love of music and unswerving good nature has left him a trail of female admirers throughout the country, made possible by his endless number of football and Glee Club trips. A dedicated member of the Army football team, Don plans to lob something a little more explosive upon graduation, as an artillery offi- cer. A success in academics as well, Don can ' t help but become a success in the Army. Football 4, 3, 2, I: Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I: Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant k THOMAS ALBERT WANTUCK Miami Beach, Florida G — 2 Tom came to West Point from the sunny shores of Miami Beach. Although the weather changed, Tom ' s easy going attitude didn ' t. He considered academics as an extracurricular ac- tivity, but always managed to squeeze classes in between choir trips and Glee Club weekends. His prowess on the athletic fields, however, was hard to match as evidenced by his four years on the football team. Tom ' s level head and perseverance will insure him success in the future. Football 4, 3, 2, Ir Glee Club 3, 2, I; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant pc. RONALD MARVIN WARNCKE Needville, Texas A— I A hard-working, conscientious cadet, Ron will be one of the finest officers to come from " Hudson High. " His fearsome physique, cap- able of scaring anyone into submission, and his enormous intellect, enabling him to win any board fight, have gained for him the utmost respect and confidence in his many man is physical size. abilities. Truly a noble person, thii much larger inside than his tremendou Cross Country 4; Rugby Club 3, 2, I: Spanish Club 3: Flying Club I: Hunting Club I. Class Rank — Battalion Supply Officer, 1st Battalion X BURNICE GERALD WEEKS Baton Rouge, Louisiana G— 4 A true son of the South, B. G. combined an easy Southern manner with a unique ability to win friends to make his mark on the Military Academy. Finding it difficult to make the transition from Bourbon Street to Thayer Road and remaining undaunted by the rigors of academic life, he always had time for the finer things in life. Outspoken and straight forward, Gerry ' s friendship will be long re- membered and highly valued by all those who knew him. Football Manager 4, 3; New- man Forum 4, 3, 2; Behavioral Sciences Club 2; Fine Arts Fo- rum 3, 2; Class Committee; French Club 3, 2. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant MICHAEL CARL WELLS Ceredo, West Virginia G— 2 Mike came to West Point straight out of high school. He never had any trouble staying off the dean ' s other list. However, he did have a few running battles with the T.D. Al- though at 5 ' 6 " he is sort of a runt, Mike came to be a very respected man both in the ring and on the football field. Yearling year he helped lead E-2 to a Brigade Football Cham- pionship. Mike goes all out in everything he does, whether it is studying, boxing or just getting pinned cow year. He will make a fine officer and we look forward to serving with him. Spanish Club 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant J JOHN STEPHEN WESTERLUND Peasant Grove, Utah H — 1 John, more frequently called " Pulj " by the tennis players, came to W.P. from Utah. He will long be remembered by his classmates. His easy going manner and seclusion from the academic department left him ample time for charming a different girl every weekend, play- ing on the tennis team, and talking of t he little sports car he plans to get upon graduation. When it Is time for work he works hard, and when it is time for fun he always had a " war story " to tell. John has a way of motivating individuals that soon will distinguish him as a fine officer. Squash 4: Tennis 4, 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant K CLVIII DOUGLAS TERRELL WHELESS Shreveport, Louisiana H— 4 After an illustrious high school career in Louisiana as a Cajun Colonel in ROTC, Doug came to the Point where he quickly picked up all the tricks that enabled him to remain above and beyond the system for four years. One of the original and continual night-owls, " Wheels " could always be counted on to pro- vide companionship in the wee hours of the morning. Doug will continue to be one of those rare individuals who can always be counted on to do more than his job. Karate Club 4, 3, 2, I, Presi- dent I: Howitzer Section Edi- tor I; SCUSA Delegate 2, I; Sunday School Teacher 3, 2, I; Scoutmasters Council 4, 3, 2, I; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Math Forum 3; Russian Club Class Rank — Finance Sergeant (. fe JEFFREY DUFFIN WILCOX Gary, Indiana Although it was difficult for Jeff to leave the grandeur of Gary, Indiana, he soon adapted to the confines of his chosen school. To those who knew Jeff, none will ever forget his wit and the constant aura of laughter which he created about him. His long hours in the phone booth and a preoccupation with " boiler- makers " confused many. Out not for long. What ' s a KAK? With unequalled enthusiasm he avoided the grasp of academic claws like he would a snake in his path. No one doubts the success of this friend with so many qual- ities — laughter, sincerity and a desire for that success. KDET 3, 2. ifC Class Rank — Training Sergeant HAROLD LANSFORD WILHITE. JR. Winter Park, Florida D— 3 Faster than a speeding Jaguar, a better dancer than Killer Joe, able to lift strong drinks with a single grunt, who disguised as " Honest Hal " , mild-mannered chairman of a great institutional honor committee, fights a never-ending battle for fun, flexibility, and fair play. His refreshing ideas and unbelievable vitality will long be remembered by those of us who numbered among his many friends. Only one snare lies ahead for him on the road of life — success. French Club 3, 2, Forum 2, I: Hone 2, I, Chairman Club 4, 3. I: Fine Arts r Committee I; Triathlon jQ » Class Rank- Tf J Officer •Battalion Executive K CLIX RICHARD JOHN WIEDENBECK Winter Garden, Florida B — 4 " Wied " came out of the Everglades of Florida to begin fils life as a cadet. " Wied " has two loves, electricity and social sciences. He loves to study electricity and he loves to sleep during social science. In fact, he tries to head the class In juice and hold up the bottom in social science. Wied came out of Florida hating the cold and snow but with a little convincing, and a little instruction by a Duck, now enjoys skiing, especially while wear- ing " Big Mac " overalls. B-Squad Footbal Diving 3, 2; Club 2. Class Rank — Regimental Supply Sergeant 4, 3. 2; Sky mateur Radio JOHN TERRY WILDRICK Portland, Pennsylvania A— 2 Terry came to West Point after a year of mellowing at East Stroudsburg State College. By no means content to merely sleep and study, he found time to hack his way around the golf course or to run down a few trees on the ski slopes. A great admirer of the fair sex, he spent many sleepless nights trying to decide on which lucky girl to favor next. But he was always good for a laugh, and was never afraid to go out of his way to do something ■for someone else. Few will forget Terry. French Club 3, 2, 1; Howitzer 2, I; Dialectic Society 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant GARY STEVEN WILLIAMS Union City, Tennessee B— 3 With mild manner and a wealth of Tennessee heritage, Steve came on his adventure north- ward. Being a guy who takes everything In stride, he quietly assumed his place in the Long Grey Line. Mountaineering, Scuba, camp- ing, water polo and numerous other activities began to cut into his time but there was always time reserved for that very special one. Many of his long grey hours have been spent nurturing this friendship. A true southern gentleman, Steve will long be remembered by us who have served around him. His moral strength, calm manner and firm sense of fairness should carry him far beyond his highest goals. Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, I; Water Polo Club 4, 3; Mountaineering Club 2, I ; Goat Football 2. Class Rank — 1st Sergeant GEORGE KENT WILLIAMS Lamar, Colorado A— 3 A turnout from Case Tech and Colorado U., GK found the quiet atmosphere of the hal- lowed halls to his liking, and after his third consecutive freshman year finally made it to sophomore status. The refugee from Lamar. Colorado found studying a breeze and there- fore never did any: sleeping came much hard- er, however, so he practiced a lot. A convert from Catholicism to Irish Catholicism, Kent found himself the only Armor file with a tank marked " O ' Hara " and filled with Shakespeare. Patton, move over! Ring and Crest Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Honor Committee 2, I; Class Rank — C Officer 3; Pointer 3. pany Training CHARLES DALE WILLIAMS Chehalis, Washington H— 3 Chuck, the idealist, has been constantly reawakened by the realities of life at West Point. In so doing he excelled in those ac- tivities in which he exerted himself. The Mets have made a life-long fan, the dialectic so- ciety gained a good, hard working, and de- pendable vice-president, and the academic department was ever a constant reminder that there are more than 101 ways to play solitaire. The Army receives a fine officer. Fourth Class Glee Club- 4 Spanish Club 3; Dialectic So city 3, 2, I, Vice President I. ' ViJi Class Rank — Activities Sergeant 1 JOHN NAGLE WILLIAMS, JR. Radnor, Pennsylvania C — 4 Jay could not even wait until making the varsity swimming team before breaking records. His ability in the pool was not quite equaled in either Eartlett or Thayer Hall but he was not at Home in anything less than seven feet of water. His distinctive hat pegged him an avid Armor file. He could talk all day about Armor — or anything else, for that matter, but in the end he saw the light and went Infantry. Swimming 4, 3,2, I : Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Behavioral Science Club 2, I . Class Rank — Finance Sergeant CLX JOHN ROGER WILLIAMS Lincoln, Nebraska E— 2 John comes to us a " brat " though his father isn ' t a grad. After he had had a year of work and another of college, the AAA recog- nized John ' s potential and brought hinn fronn Germany to fire on Army ' s rifle team. Since he has been here, John has impressed his classmates and others as being a fair person and conscientious of his responsibilltes both as a student and a cadet. The esteem in which he is held by his friends is evidenced by his election as captain of the 1968 rifle team. In June 1968 the army will truly gain a fine officer and a gentleman. Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, I, Team Captain I; Rifle Club 4, 3, 2, I. Class Ranlt — Training Sergeant JOHN BRIAN WING Norfolk, New York D— 2 Young Johnny fitted right into the big grey picture. His easygoing manner, friendliness and ability to do anything well (down to and in- cluding academics when he put his mind to it) made him numerous friends throughout the Corps. When the medics cut short his sports career in soccer, hockey and baseball, he headed for the ski slopes and excelled there too. A straight shooter when necessary, a rackold when possible and a good friend always. Winger can go only one way — up. Soccer 4; Hockey 4; Fourth Class Glee Club 4; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Ski Instructor 3, 2, I; Ski Patrol 3, 2, I; Hop Manager 2, I; Outdoor Sportsman ' s Club 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 2, 1; French Club 3. Class Rank — Assistant Regimental Operations Officer DANIEL JAMES WINTER Hemlock, Michigan E— 2 Hemlock, Michigan was so proud of Dan that the city renamed the street which Dan lived on. It was changed from Winter Lane to Cadet Lane. Dan spent his four years on campus fearing that people would consider him grey. Actually, as we all knew, he was not. Suffering from a case of advanced in- difference, our pipe-smoking relaxation en- thusiast was E — 2 ' s answer to Jonathan Win- ters. But beneath It all Dan was a hard worker and a loyal friend. A man to be counted on when the chips are down, D. J. will be an all-around outstanding officer — a great leader and a credit to our class. Dialectic Society 2; Sunday School Teacher 4, 3, 2, I ; Rocket Society 2; Behavioral Science Club 2, 1. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer CLXI WILLIAM EDWARD WILLIAMS, III Richmond, Virginia H — 4 Before coming to West Point from his native Virginia, Bill spent a year practicing at V.P.I. From the day he first set foot on the Plain, we never doubted that his primary interest in life was the United States Army. Four years at VV ' est Point have served to further strengthen his dedication to his chosen profession. He never allowed the academic departments to interfere with his quest, and in fact found their facilities most useful on weekends. With his determination and devotion, Bill is assured a bright future In the Army. Gymnastic Team 4; Cadet Glee Club 3: B-Squad Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I; Pointer Representative 3. Class Rank — Platoon Leader STEPHEN ARTHUR WINSOR Johnston, Rhode Island G— 2 Steve has been affectionately dubbed with the name " Pin-head " by his friends, and for good reason. His head is as sharp as his tongue. Not many who have come in contact with Steve will forget his sharp and heady wit, which has been a source of enjoyment to most of us for these four years. His prior educational foundation at the University of Rhode Island has enabled him to pursue the advanced course of study In Math, Engineering, and letter writing. Steve ' s ability and dedication will undoubtedly pin down success in all his future endeavors. Cadet Glee Club 4, 3, 2; Prot- estant Chapel Choir 2; Pointer Staff 3; Honor Representative. Class Rank- Officer -Company Tr. " " 5 ii ii mi RICHARD HOWARD WITHERSPOON South San Francisco, California G — 2 Rich came to West Point from a military family, but claims California as his home state. In his four years he has distinguished himself as both a scholar and an athlete, Besides being a " star man " . Rich was an anchor man on the D — 2 intramural teams. Participating in the " Crossroads Africa " program. Rich developed an interest in the foreign service. In the Army or In the Foreign Service, he will surely make a name for himself. Wrestling 4; Hop Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Spanish Club 3, 2, I ; Scuba Club 2, I ; Latin Ameri- can Exchange 2; Operation Crossroads Africa I. Class Rank — Company Commander CARL FREDERICK WITSCHONKE Batavia, Illinois A — 2 From the plains of Illinois Chuck cama to take on West Point. Although he studied as little as possible, he managed to make the Dean ' s List everytlme. Never seeming to take life too seriously. Chuck took on every chal- lenge, in the halls of the barracks, on the wrestling mats, on the golf course, and on the ski slope. Chuck ' s ability to get things done and done well promise a lifetime of success. Cadet Band 4, 3, 2; Dialectic Society 2, I, Treasurer I; French Club 4, 3, 2, I: Military Affairs Club 2, 1; Ski Club 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Company Executive Officer . RANDALL KENT WITWER Mishawaka, Indiana H— I One of the brighter lights of the Bartlett forest. Rand could oft be found working hard- est on other peoples ' problems. The bright lights and pretty girls of the Glee Team circuit kept " Wit " on the go for four years. He plans to settle down to a life of crossed cannon and Cindy ' s home cooking. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, I; Karate K Club 2, I ; Swimming Team ( v ) Manager 4, 3, 2; Behavioral Science Club 1. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant 4= CARL FRANK WOESSNER, JR. Dayton, Ohio H— 2 " Big Wes " came to West Point determined to fulfill the great expectations those back home had for him. That he did so on the football field was recognized by us all. But Carl is more than just a superb athlete. He possesses the good nature, the enthusiasm, the character, and the sense of humor that make us proud and fortunate to have shared our " college " years with him. In the years to come this class will re- member old " 47 " , his talking of the girl back home, and his conscientious work with us. We wish him the best. Behavioral Science Club 2, I ; Football 4, 3, 2, I; Culture Club 2, I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader CLXII EVERETT THEODORE WOHLERS Chadron, Nebraska E — 2 Coming to us straight from " God ' s Country " , Nebraska that is, Ev is the typically reserved midwesterner. Never one to let Academics bother him. Ev took it all In stride with a minimum of effort. It seemed his Brahms and Beethoven were always being drowned out by the Rolling Stones or the Mamas and Papas. West Point ' s loss is the Army ' s gain, for Ev exhibits all the qualities of a fine career officer. Cadet Band 3, 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant MARVIN WOOTEN, JR. Seminole, Oklahoma The " MATCHMAKER " was a native son of Oklahoma, and proud of his Indian heritage ... but not half as proud of that as of a pretty girl named Ann who came from there. Academics and officers offered no unsolvable problems to his line of thinking. He was a success as a cadet, and he will be a success as an officer because of his ability to enjoy good times and still maintain serious goals. Marv was a good friend to many and more than a credit to West Point. Hop Committee 4, 3, 2, I; Lacrosse 4, 3; Public Relations Council 2, 1; Howitzer Staff 2, I; Portuguese Club 4, 3, 2, I, Secretary 2; Fine Arts Forum 2, I. »t Class Rank— Battalion Adjutant 1st Battalion A JAMES KEN WORTHEN Phoenix, Arizona E— 3 Jim left sunny Arizona with a bit of un- certainty and entered the Academy with a flightbag and " well broken In black shoes. " Finding many opportunities here, he en- deavored to broaden his background and under- standing. He showed us his determination in his studies, his aggressiveness In sports, and his vigilance in his devotion to the Academy ' s Ideals. Though often wanting feminine compan- ionship. Jim gave us willing friendship and a cheerful " Howdy. " He looks forward to tho Profession and Its responsibilities and service. Debate Council Forum 4; Cadet Chapel Sunday School Teachers 4, 3, 2, I; Cross Coun- try Team 3; Fine Arts Forum 3; Karate Club 2. 1; Computer Math Forum 2, I ; Behavioral Science Club 2, I; Cadet Pub- lic Relations Council 2, I. Class Rank— Battalion Adjutant 2nd Battalion y CLXIIi TERRENCE KWOCK HING WONG Hawaii C — Efficiency, sincerity, congeniality are three varied but equally weighted words which ac- curately characterize this Hawaiian contribution to the long grey line. Whether keeping books for the Pointer or seeing any given task through to the end. Terry will be remembered as a man " to get the Job done. " With regard to the Battles of the Sexes, " Don Wong " re- mains a bastion of unattached strength — but his days are numbered! No doubt, success and good fortune will be on " T.K. ' s " side through- out a bright future. Tennis 4, 2, I; Squash 4, 3, 2, I; Judo 4. 3, I; Pointer 4, 3, 2, I, Finance Manager 3, 2, I; French Club 3, 2, I; Scout- masters Council 3, 2, I : Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Fine Arts Forum 3. Class Rank — Company 1st Sergeant DONALD RENAY WORKMAN Kirkwood, Missouri C — 3 Don ' s objectives at West Point were simple — to get through first class year and to beat Navy at Lacrosse. Getting to First class year was a hard fight for the " Troll " . The Academic Departments placed many obstacles along the path but Don managed to surmount them — a bit bloodied by the fight but still In condition to play lacrosse each spring. Lacrosse 4, 3,2, I. C lass Rank — Regimental Commander LESLIE RAYMOND WRIGHT Rusk, Texas C— 3 Les is not exactly a long tall Texan. He is Impossible to pick out in a crowd; as a matter of fact, it ' s pretty hard when he ' s not in a crowd, unless he jumps high and waves. De- spite his short stature, he fares better than average in his athletic endeavors. Les might be described as a jack of all trades. His dy- namic personality and love of life make him everybody ' s friend. His energy and good hu- mor are boundless and he possesses God ' s greatest gift: the ability to make people laugh. Bowling Club 4; Astronomy Club 2; Riding Club 2; Spanish Club 3. Class Rank — Company Training Officer RICHARD KENNETH WRIGHT Washington, D.C. H— 2 After having to give up the " good life " in Stuttgart, Rick decided to make a go of it at his father ' s Alma Mater. Whether studying long hours, or running around the reservation, or working out in the gym, or eeking out the last drop of enjoyment on a weekend, he could always be counted on to do his best. Sporting the nickname " Fatima " , Rick always had a ready smile. With his personality, -facile smile, de- pendability and determination. Rick need never lack success. German Club 4, 3, 2, I ; Scuba Club 3, 2. I; Astronomy Club 2; Behavioral Science Club 2, I ; Debate Council Forum I. Class Rank — Platoon Leader SAMUEL DEERING WYMAN Bangor, Maine D— I Being an Army brat, West Point was only natural for Sam. Emerging from the depths of the Maine Woods to make his mark on the world, he came equipped with a ready smile and a talent for making friends easily. Never one to let academics bother him, Sam breezed through leaving less gifted classmates behind In hi« dust. Few individuals have more ability than Sam to accomplish any desired goal life has to offer. Rifle Team 4, Manager 2; Rifle Club 4, 3, 2, I; Mountaineering Club 4; Band 4, 3; Behavioral Sciences Club 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant ,;3 = HAROLD EDWARD YAGER New London, Missouri C— I A monument to the down-to-earth philosophy of his Missouri home, Harold soon established himself in the fatherly Image of C-I ' s aged patriarchs. A fine athlete and staunch com- petitor dedicated to Intermurder, he gave his all for " Charging Charlie. " With academics properly in their place, Harold was constantly a generous and reliable source of collaboration. He has been a close friend to all; his con- tinued success Is without question. Cadet Band 4, 3, 2, I; Rocket Society 2, I . Class Rank — Platoon Leader CLXIV Yours is the profession of arms, the will to win, the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory, that if you lose, the Nation will be destroyed, that the very obsession of your public service must be duty, honor, country. Others will debate the controversial issues, national and international, which divide men ' s minds. But serene, calm, aloof, you stand as the Nation ' s war guardian, as its lifeguard from the raging tides of international conflict, as its gladiator in the arena of battle. For a century and a half you have defended, guarded, and protected its hallowed traditions of liberty and freedom, of right and justice. Let civilian voices argue the merits or demerits of our processes of govern- ment: Whether our strength is being sapped by deficit financing indulged in too long, by Federal paternalism grown too mighty, by power groups grown too arrogant, by politics grown too corrupt, by crime grown too rampant, by morals grown too low, by taxes grown too high, by extremists grown too violent; whether our personal liberties are as thorough and complete as they should be. These great national problems are not for your professional participation or military solution. Your guldepost stands out like a tenfold beacon in the night: Duty, honor, country. You are the leaven which binds together the entire fabric of our national system of defense. From your ranks come the great captains who hold the Nation ' s destiny in their hands the moment the war tocsin sounds. The long, gray line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts In olive drab. In brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses, thundering those magic words: Duty, honor, country. This does not mean that you are warmongers. On the contrary, the soldier above all other people prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. But always In our ears ring the ominous words of Plato, that wisest of all philosophers: " Only the dead have seen the end of war. " The shadows are lengthening for me. The twilight Is here. My days of old have vanished — tone and tint. They have gone glimmering through the dreams of things that were. Their memory Is one of wondrous beauty, watered by tears and coaxed and caressed by the smiles of yesterday. I listen vainly, but with thirsty ear, for the witching melody of faint bugles blowing reveille, of far drums beating the long roll. In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield. But In the evening of my memory always I come back to West Point. Always there echoes and re-echoes: Duty, honor, country. Today marks my final roll call with you. But I want you to know that when I cross the river, my last conscious thoughts will be of the corps, and the corps, and the corps. I bid you farewell. DOUGLAS MacARTHUR General of the Army GARY RIKIO YOSHIZUMI Hakalau, Hawaii D— 2 Yosh was always a hard coconut to crack. But to thos ' e who got to know B — 2 ' s stoic little pineapple from Hawaii, Yosh was always one of the most industrious, dedicated, and per- severing members ot ' 68 ' s contribution to the Long Grey Line, hie spent his four years at West Point following religiously a rugged path chosen by himself, never deviating a step from his demanding set of principles. There aren ' t many who love the Army as much as Gary, and if for some unknown reason he doesn ' t reach the top you ' ll at least know it wasn ' t because he didn ' t try. Karate Club 3, 2, 1; Military Affairs Club 3, 2, I; Judo Club 4; Behavioral Science Club 2, I. Class Rank — Training Sergeant CLXV RONALD NOHEA HARUO YASUKAWA Honolulu, Hawaii C— I Beginnnlng with his taking leave of absence from his surf-board and leaving Hawaii for the shores of the Hudson and continuing throughout his four years here, Ron has shown us all what sacrifice and desire will bring. These traits will undoubtedly continue to bring him success in his future years. Fourth Class Glee Club 4; Protestant Chapel Choir 4, 3, 2, I : Gymnastics 4, 3,2, I. Class Rank — Regimental Operations Officer GEORGE JOHN ZIOTS Franklin Park, Illinois G— 4 Z-Z-Z-Ziots possesses the knack of being able to sleep through the unimportant parts of class and still manage to get a good grade on the writ. George will try anything once. He never does anything halfway. He does a good job on any problem he attacks. His strong sense of duty and devotion will make him one of the Army ' s finest. Gymnastics Team 4, 3, 2, I; Skydiving Club 4, 3; Mountain- eering Club 2, I. Class Rank — Sergeant r TAY YOSHITANI Norwalk, Connecticut F— 3 From Norwalk, Conn. " Yosh " came to these hallowed halls spreading warm friendliness wherever he went. He worked hard at every- thing he did and achieved success in athletics as well as academics. He was always ready to help the not so academically agile with their homework and there are many of us who would not have made It if it had not been for his help. The Rembrandt of F— 3, he is sure to achieve success in his future endeavor, and he might even be happy If he can find that perfect girl he is looking for. B-Squad Chapel Choir 4; Squad Lacrosse 4, 3, 2; Student Union 4, 3, 2. Corps Baptist Class Rank- Officer -Company Executive | till iTJ ii ii iiiQ JAMES OGDEN YOUNTS, III Kerrville, Texas Whether " James " or " Bub " , this Texas boy has kept an even score with the Tactical De- partment if not the halls of [uice. An expert on the $2.00 day in New York City, he di- vided the rest of his time between flirty and his brownboy. His easy going manner, friendly smile, and pleasant personality have won him many friends. He will always be remembered by his classmates. Karate Club 4, 3, 2, I: Black Belt I; Glee Club 4, 2, 1; Fine Arts Forum 2: A-Squad Choir 4; Goat Football 2. Class Rank — Platoon Sergeant In one of his first letters to me, he said he wanted to make me and his country proud of him. . . . Even though his death was a tragic loss to our son . . . and me, I have and I always will feel pride and honor because of his dedication to free- dom and his country. . . . His burial at West Point was the most beautiful, reassuring, and fulfilling mo- ment of my life. When the band played ' ' Onward Christian Soldiers ' ' and the " Alma Mater, " strength rose within me. I loved my husband very deeply, but my loss is a contribution to what our nation stands for. God bless our country! A WEST POINT WIFE ' S LETTER CLXVI GORDON F. ZOPHY II Sherrill, New York Zoph came to the land of the grey tjrtle- necks from a small town in upper New York. With him he brought a distinctive coolness which enables him to do responsible work on any task without going into an " nth degree ping. " He ' s not all work, though, and it was not uncommon to find him contemplating life as he saw it through the Brown Boy; and if you couldn ' t find him there when you really needed him, you could probably have found him in the phone booth, talking to THE woman —Judy! French Club 2: Behavioral Sci- ences Club 2, I: Riding Club 2. CLXVII 625 ,r, ' H H A 1 1 BP 1 ■ 1 H|H SflSI ' v WKIk ' i ■- ■ . t 5 with a special sense of loss that the HOWITZER records Dan ' s passing, since he was a valuable member of the editorial staff as well as a friend and classmate. Much of the Fall Sports sec- tion, in fact, is Dan ' s work. Some of the photographs on this page were test shots for the color paintings that intro- duce each class year. All of these pic- tures, we feel, capture the spirit of Daniel Worth Ingwersen. DANIEL WORTH INGWERSEN The " White Rat " came to us after two years of hard labor at The Citadel. His reced- ing hairline and his vast store of knowledge acquired fronn many, many years of wine, women, and song earned him a unique position among his classmates — that of the Old Man or Father Ingwersen. Always willing to help a friend in financial need or to stop In for an enlightening two hour conversation at three In the morning, Dan will long be remembered by the rest of us. Actually I ' m not sure this will make It, The Rat ' s probably excused from being In the HowIt7er too. French Club 3, 2; Judo Club 4, 3, 2, I. Mili- tary Affairs Club 4, 3, 2. 1; Audio Ctub 3, 2, I, President I; Howitzer I, Sports Co-Editor I; Debate Council Forum 3, 2, I; SCUSA 2, 1; Rocket Society 2. I. 7 THOMAS JOSEPH NOLAN E — 4 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Tom Nolan came to us from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and long maintained he really was " born in a manger. " T. J. quickly made friends with us all, and we learned to appreciate his outstanding wit and humor. T. J. is indeed a study in " self-concept, " but there has never been a better companion or partier. Quite a man with the women, Tom could always be found at the Weapons Room making a few moves. An outstanding dancer, drinker, and talker, Tom Nolan goes down as one of the great personalities of our time. We will all never forget Tom and the good times he brought and shared with us. French Club 2, I ; Cardinal Newman Forum 4, 13, I; Debate Council Forum 3, 2, 1; Cath- olic Acolyte 4, 3, I. Class Rank — Athletic Sergeant. ADVERTISERS A CCHEVROLET. 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Philco-Ford ' s vidicoder makes isual communication between oftkes almost instantaneous. So you can send charts, maps, even photographs, over telephone lines to customers who are hundreds of miles awav. ON FURNITURE. Comfort-Weave upholstery. Developed first for our cars, this new knitted vinyl actually breathes. To help keep you cool in summer. W ' arm in winter. Computers, microelectronics, furniture and ijuildings. From Philco appliances and home entertainment equip- ment t o Autolite parts. Educational systems to mining development. From trucks and tractors to Mustang and the Continental Mark III. In short, you ' ll find Ford-built better ideas almost anwvhcre ou look. . . . has a better idea 653 i-ir i s--r c::o- y c: i-JCSi-i-r. irsic:. PO BOX S003 OALi-AS. TEXAS -75222 654 . :»0 STETSON IS THE ARMY ' S FAVORITE FOOTWEAR . . . as it has been for more than 70 years If your Army Post Exchange cant 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. 402 — Premium quality Black calfskin. 403 — Premium quality Tan calfskin. 1 8 8 5 655 f Somebody changed tne ground rules. Warfare is what an aggressor wants to make it. So when he becomes more sophisticated than bows and arrows and battering rams, you keep up. Ex-Cell-O has. We make things like tank gun controls, rocket launchers, jet blades, fuel nozzles. Plus a system that lifts, levels and steers airplanes, and a gun stabilizer for Army tanks. We also build machine tools— for 26 different industries— fashioning the incredibly precise parts that go into today ' s defense systems. Technologically, a bit more complex than storming the castle walls. Ex- Cell- O Corporation, Box 386, Detroit Michigan, 48232. rxLoi EX-CELL-O CORPORATION u nc 656 IS. Plus Ida West Pointers, you will spend the weekend at the mountain! Bear Mountain Inn i ' ' ' And what a place for a date. You can dance and dance on Saturday night to a 10-piece orchestra ( these days!). And BufFet-in-the-Round. More appetizers cheeses roasts fowl salads breads desserts than you ever saw gathered in one place. Every Saturday night at Bear Mountain Inn. Buffet 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Dancing later. ST 6-2731 Bear Mountain Inn Come to the mountain. m mmmmm i " To my nice boys at West Point: bu come home and see Mamma! ' Mamma Leone ' s Ristorante. ' Where strong appetites are met and conquered. ' 239 West 48th Street, New York City, JU 6-5151 657 CAREER OFFICERS if you have mail service you can have the FULL BANK SERVICE of Riggs National Bank whether you are m Washington, D. C, or some remote corner of the world, you can have the comfort of knowing that your finan- cial al airs are being handled by one of the largest banks in the world. Savings accounts, checking accounts, bank- by-mail, trust services, and money for prac- tically any good purpose are part of the full bank service available to you through Riggs National Bank, Serving Washington and the Armed Forces since 1836, we are proud to have served such distinguished people as Admiral David Farra- gut. General Wmfield Scott and Dr. Samuel P. Langley . . we ' d be proud to serve you, also. The RIGGS NATIONAL BANK OF WASHINGTON, DC . FOUNDED 1836 LARGEST BANK IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL Memker— FeJe Memte: I Deposit Ins -Federal Res, nee Corpo ■ System Twice as much time for your money The selt-wmding Zodiac Aerospace GMT tells time any two places on earth simultaneously. Shows 2400 hours, tells A M. or P.M., gives dale, too- Want more for your money ' The Aerospace GMT has 17 jewel prectsion movement, unbreakable mainspring, it ' s waterproof. A great watch, a great gift, a great new idea for anyone who travels- Model 1762W, $110. 0Zodiac R-F-G HAS A HOME FOR YOU IN THE AREA YOU WANT AT THE PRICE YOU WANT IN FAYETTEVILLE IN NORTH CAROLINA SERVING: Fayetteville Fort Bragg Pope A.F.B. Spring Lake middle-Moyd-eodwin I 658 Congratulations ' 68 LASKER GOLDMAN CORP, 360— LEXINGTON AVENUE NEW YORK, N. Y. 10017 659 Huey Makes the Difference . . . the highest degree of troop mobility and flexibility yet achieved. U. S. flighting men make an idea work. The whole airmobility concept is successful due to dedicated pilots, combat troops, medevac teams, Special Forces personnel and maintenance units. " Dust-off " " lightning bug " , " game warden " missions, under the most adverse conditions, attest to the historical ingenuity of American fighting men to settle tough problems with new techniques. Sure we supply the Hueys . . . the highest quality . . . but the tenacity of the men who fly and maintain them utilize every Huey capability to make the real difference. 660 Creating anew world with electronics r-? ;- . ' f (;;•;« ' W Wm m . ■ ' Isn ' t that a pretty big claim? Hughes designed and built the first successful stationary satellites, including the Syncoms and Early Bird. We ' ve put up more ground stations for satellite communications than any other company. We developed the first operational laser. We built all the famous Surveyors that soft-landed successfully on the moon. And we produce advanced missiles for the Army, Navy and Air Force. Today over 550 activities are all going on at once at Hughes. Creating a new world with electronics? We ' re making a good try. [ " i I HUGHES ; 66 i G omp im en is Ot Defense Supply Association 1026- 17th Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. 20036 PUBLISHERS OF THE REVIEW 662 The Oh-My-Heavens one. You release a few latches and those panels in the roof are ready for lift off. You release a few more and the rear window ' s rtiady for lift off. You flip the key in the ignition and you . . . and you . . . say, you ' re not listening. I l(;ll(x do you read us? What ' s th( use. You ' re in a world all your own. C0rV6tt6 Like a car, only better. 10 seconds to lift off . I Our " convertible " coupe. 663 !l Some people think Ne adopted our new corporate symbol because it looks like aerospace. They ' re wrong. But it ' s far from a bad guess, judging from the enormous commitment we have to this vital area of American industry. In all, seven of our divisions — readily identified by our new symbol — are doing their level best to help our nation reach its goals in aerospace. AVCO AEROSTRUCTURES DIVISION (Structures for aircraft and space vehicles) AVCO ELECTRONICS DIVISION ICommunications systems, instrumentation) AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LABORATORY IHigfi temperature gas dynamics, reentry pfiysics) AVCO LYCOMING DIVISION (Engines for utility aircraft and fielicoptersj A ca MISSILE SYSTEMS DIVISION (Missile reentry systems, penetration aids) AVCO ORDNANCE DIVISION (Ammunition, fuzing devices) AVCO SPACE SYSTEMS DIVISION (Unmanned planetary exploratic systems, scientific satellites) Otfier Avco capabilities: Avcd Bay State Abrasives Division [grinding wheels and other abrasives); Avco Broadcasting Corporation (radio and television sta- tions); Avco Delta Corporation (financial services), Avco New Idea Farm Equipment Division (specialized farm machinery); and The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. You ' ll be hearing more about: us. AVCO CORPORATION. 750 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017 664 CONGRATULATIONS YOUR CLASS CREST- DESIGNED DURING YOUR FIRST YEAR AT WEST POINT FOR YOUR CLASS ALONE - NOW EMBLA- ZONED IN PRECIOUS GOLD FOR ALL TIME-ON YOUR CLASS RING. LAPEL BUTTON, OR TIE TAC - AND TO SHARE WITH HER — A BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE RING OR " A " PIN. THESE MAY BE PURCHASED AT ANY TIME AFTER GRADUATION. W . G. PFORR representative JEWELRY ' S FINEST CRAFTSMEN 55 NORTHERN BOULEVARD, GREENVALE, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 11548 665 ARMY ' S PHILADELPHIA HEADQUARTERS IDEALLY LOCATED— CENTER CITY Convenient to Department Stores — Shops — Theatres and Independence Mall Historic Shrines We Offer Excellent Accommodations at Moderate Prices Kite and Key Room — Cocktail Lounge and Dining Room Coffee Shop — Counter and Table Service — Popular Prices COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HOTEL Chestnut at Ninth Street 19105 WILLIAM G. CHADWICK. General Manager Gonara u a ions Jlncf Sesi JiOisnes Uo U ie G ass 0 196S from THE ARMED FORCES CO-OPERATIVE INSURING ASSOCIATION Fort Leavenwor+h, Kansas FOR 81 YEARS THE PACE-MAKER FOR OFFICERS IN THE FIELD OF NON-PROFIT INSURANCE PERSONAL PROPERTY FLOATER COMPREHENSIVE PERSONAL LIABILITY World Wide— Lowest Net Cost 666 UWW 40Z Sure way to improve your drive. Take some advice from a real road expert. Don ' t handicap yourself when it comes to buying a new car. Go with a real winner — a 1968 car from Chrysler Corporation. Right away you ' ll see that here are cars that are famous for styling. But from your first drive, you ' ll notice something else that ' s been par for the course with Chrysler Corporation for years — cars that are famous for engineering. Isn ' t it time you got out of the rough and onto the fairway? Plymouth • Dodge • Chrysler • Imperial Dodge Trucks • Simca • Sunheam CHRYSLER CORPORATION SEE THE AFL IN ACTION EACH WEEK ON NBC-TV. 667 The sign of the times in North Carolina. THE CAN-DO BANK WITH THE CAN-DO PEOPLE! Serving Fort Bragg and other fine North Carolina communities II MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION THEY WALK WITH A MILITARY STRIDE Genuine CORCORAN Paratroop JUMP BOOTS CORCORAN INC. STOU6HTON, MASS. F C MOTORS INC. 300 Windsor Highway Newburgh. N.Y. 12550 Phone 565-3100 VOLKSWAGEN— Sales, Parts and Service 668 SERVING THE WORLD OF INDUSTRY rSl AMERICAN SJ STANDARD HEAT TRANSFER PRODUCTS DEPT BUFFALO, N, Y, 14240 A C CHEVROLET, INC. Serving U.S.C.C. Since 1930 Extends Thanks and Congratulations to the Class of 1968 b er ere, Inc. MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH FASHION JEWELRY 33 BASSETT STREET • (401) 521-1200 PROVIDENCE, R. I. 02903 Specialists in GOLD PLATING (annodizing) of your INSIGNIA and UNIFORM BUTTONS Send us your Buttons and other uniform hardware. They will never need polishing and maintain a lasting jewelry finish. REASONABLE PRICES PROMPT AND EFFICIENT SERVICE HER DIAMOND A fiery solitaire set in the serene beauty of gold. The ring shown is $375. Others are $150 to $3,000. Because our diamonds come direct from our Belgian cutters, our cus- tomers pay a tad less for them. For a store established back in 1892, we bow to nobody when it comes to young ideas. Did you know we mail rings on approval? We do! Write or Direct Dial us at 1-405-232-8806. OKLAHOMA ' S OLDEST JEWELERS 113 NORTH HARVEY, OKLAHOMA CITY. OK! 73102 669 f e e c ' a c c A FAST CONVENIENT BANKING SERVICE FOR THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS AND COAST GUARD THE FORT SILL NATIONAL BANK OF FORT SILL, OKLAHOMA MEMBER F D.I.C. Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 1968 from POWER EQUIPMENT AND ENGINEERING INCORPORATED 1739 West Main Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jkank uou Jacob Reed ' s Sons THE 1968 HOWITZER ROYTEX, INC. Thanks the Class of 1968 for their Continuing Acceptance of the " B " Robes . 6 70 To Graduates of West Point THE C xc ianoe OCa ionaf i janA fis, ATCHISON KANSAS Offers the finest tailored banking services ava ' 4able to Academy Graduates • Automatic Savings Plan • Bank-by-mail convenience • Checking Accounts • Personal loans (Including automobile loans) • Savings Accounts details about our services c o Military Department P. O. Bo. 438 E NJ IB EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK of Atchison MEMBER F.D.I.C. U.S. DEPOSITORY Discerning West Point officers for many gen- erations have had Uniforms made to measure by A. Jacobs Sons, Inc. for Outstanding Quality, super tailoring and fit, correct Styling and dependable delivery in the jAacUtio i BALTIMORE, MD. Fine Custom Tailored Uniforms since 1891 Space-Age Defense needs Down-to-Earth MOBILITY! WORLD ' S LARGEST MANUFACTURER From engine to wheel, Rockwell-Standard carries the power that moves military might at ground level. Multi-wheeled, rubber-tired vehicles are equally at home on or off the highway . . . transport everything from men to missiles. Maneuverability helps make our country ' s security certain . . . Rockwell-Standard makes performance dependable. Today, complete power transmission assemblies . . . produced to quality standards that have made Rockwell-Standard axles and transfer cases famous for half a century . . . are solving power transmission problems for the Department of Defense and its prime contractors. We Salute. . . rlw men of West Point wfio march on wifli tfie Class of 1968. It is witti pride that we share t ieir goals for America. ROCKWELL-STANDARD DIVISIONS DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48231 NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL CORPORATION BUSES AND TRAILERS 671 The Marine Midland Roll Call of Services to the Military . . . Regular Checking Accounts Special Checking Accounts Automatic Savings Plan Savings Accounts Savings Certificates Christmas Club Vacation Club Safe Deposit Boxes Automobile Loans Personal Loans Boat Loans Education Loans Appliance Loans Insurance Loans Trust Services Marine Midland Credit Card The Highland Falls Office of Marine Midland offers, as a permanent banking connection, the complete facilities necessary to serve military personnel and their families anywhere in the world. Highland Falls Office, Highland Falls, N.Y. Serving West Point and the Military since 1907 IVI. RH II IVIIDLA.IMD OF SOLJ-TIHEAS-rEnrsj IMEW YORK Member, FDIC We Believe that Peaceful co-existence is Best maintained by being too tough to tackle. MASON HANGER- SILAS MASON CO., INC. ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS Designers of Explosives Processing Plants and Explosion Resistant Structures Builders and Operators of Ordnance Facilities 500 Fifth Ave. Now York Lexington Kentucky CONGRATULATIONS to the 1968 graduating officer corps Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. ROCHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA Inc. younger by design ESPECIALLY FOR YOU... A lite insurance service exclusively for olficers. future officers and their families; ir Larger than 93% of the life com- panies in the United States; licensed in the District of Columbia, 48 states, Canal Zone, Puerto Rico and ac- credited by Department of Defense for solicitation overseas. Premiums payable by allotment at one-twelfth annual rate, also available later in civilian life; ■A- Policy loans available immediately without note or policy endorsement; ir Up to $1,500 available by wire in event of death on active duty; ir Aviation coverage to fit your individual flying needs with extra premium re- funded if grounded 3 or more con- secutive policy months; ic Over $1.4 billion insurance in force. UNITED SERVICES LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 1701 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE. N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20006 Life Insurance Protection Exclusively for th Service Officer. His Wife and Children Telephone (203) 298-6235 IN THE HEART OF THE THEATRICAL SHOPPING DISTRICT Home of the Armed Forces in New York City • 600 ROOMS • SPECIAL SERVICE RATES • PRIVATE BATH - RADIO - TELEVISION AIR-CONDITIONING r Garage Adjacent . SPECIAL CADET RATES Home of the Famous PICCADILLY CIRCUS LOUNGE and SCANDIA, Smorgasbord Restaurant 227 West 45th Street (West of Broadway) New York, N.Y. 1 0036 - (212) CI 6-6600 673 -» ' ««7 ••HP T F V ., LARGEST PRODUCER k:L of J U TACTICAL WHEELED v VEHICLES f] for the ' l ARMED FORCES V Kaiser Jeep corporation TOLEDO, OHIO 43601 F. 5 HEADQUARTERS FOR ATHLETIC TEAMS " C ) IN NEW YORK CITY SMART TEAMS SAY: All 1400 rooms are Air-conditioned, with Television and Radio. Gracious Lobby and Public Spaces, Restau- rant ' s and other attractions of one of America ' s most upto-themmute hotels are at your command SPECIAL CADET AND MILITARY RATES SPECIAL TEAM RATES THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS Phone (212) JU 2-0300 44th to 45th STREETS on EIGHTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY JOSEPH HANFLING, Vice Pres. and Gen. 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Evening Jewelry • Cuff Links • Tie Holders • Belt Buckles From M.OO to $30.00 Available wlierever fine jewelry is sold. 14 KT. GOLD OVERLAY KREMENTZ CO. • NEWARK, N.J. 07101 NK WHY WAIT TILL YOU ' RE STATIONED FAR AWAY? Discover Our Banking Services for Army Personnel TODAY BANK BY MAIL— You deposit or withdraw with simple fornns and use convenient, free postage- paid envelopes. ALLOTMENT SAVINGS ACCOUNTS-Sinnply allot part of your pay to a savings account at The Seamen ' s. Don ' t take chances on spending or losing the money. You specify the amount and each month the allotment is mailed direct to your savings account here. FOREIGN REMITTANCES— Promptly and eas- ily arranged by 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! 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