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Ol C ;C D ;VJ M • • ' ' ■: ' ' THE 1966 BOMB V I R G I N I A MILET A R Y I N S T I T U T 1 THE 1966 BOMB VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA n ii v 1966 STAFF Richard K. Hines, V, Editor-in-Chief John S. Bolger, Business Manager George L. Barton, IV, Managing Editor L. Clark Reifsnider, Layout Editor James F. Pauls, Literary Editor John D. Fore, Copy Editor Edwin Y. Hines, Sports Editor Leroy B. Alford, Circulation Manager John L. Bradley, First Class Editor : ■■ ' n n m i it u III I CONTENTS DEDICATION 30 INSTITUTE 32 CLASSES 64 CORPS 206 ACTIVITIES 232 BEAUTIES 254 ATHLETICS 260 OUTRAGE ..... 304 ADVERTISING 309 The Institute is an enigma, a cycle of sound and fury signifying many things ... for most, the Shenandoah Valley is the path of negation . . . the cadet sees and experiences as he travels the path of the Institute . . . NEW CADETS STOP HERE a good-bye to the throbbing satisfaction of pow- erful engines, sensuous leather, and controlled steel . . . ! T T f .,. s „ c .. ssm ifes frantic preparations for inspections . . . the acrid smell of Brasso and gun oil . . . the flash of a sabre in the afternoon sun . . . the loneli- ness and infinity of a night sentinel post . . . vNfctkw. ■ • . HUBt Pride in one ' s ability to stand as the equal to any man . . . helping and being helped . . . no more of the benefits of most popular boy at the local high school . . . rather, a sense of belonging to something greater than the individ- ual .. . n ti p y iiniwiiijr wmiMMSmam - — 4_ 13 intense discussions and argument around green tables in bare gray rooms . . . observing, dis- carding, and incorporating ... a process begun in infancy . . . this way of negation leads one to the realm of knowledge . . . the desire to know, to grasp forever . . . the cadet is con- stantly expanding . . . soon he is sharpened and honed to a tempered edge . . . reaching into new areas, groping for the unknown, and often finding it. . . . Yet, there are other areas of knowledge not confined to the library or classroom . . . i t | J V the abandon of a hop weekend . . . someone soft and wonderful ... a face growing large until time stands still and existence is reflected in a woman ' s eyes . . . Christmas furlough . . . the reincarnation of a civilian. . . . Muscles rippling and rebelling on the cold con- crete of barracks ... all these and a myriad of others, all small and ephemeral but combining to produce an aura that is ingrained in every man who has saluted the vigilant Jackson in the numbing chill of a January dawn. . . . As the mutable cycle fluctuates from rat to first classman . . . ' Ml both the satisfaction and the complaint increase until the magic moment in June when the com- plaint becomes memory and the satisfaction tan- gible. . . . The cycle quickly plays itself out, leaving mem- ories, friends, and ambitions in its aftermath, buried somewhere in the timeless valley of Vir- ginia . . . and in the soul of all men who have chosen this path, VMI is old, shrouded with an heroic past, but its value has been and always will be in the promise of the future. The graduate realizes this as he stands for the last time among his gray-clad companions. . . . MAT - , ' " like a man who stands upon a hill above the town he has left, yet does not say ' The town is near ' but turns his eyes upon the distant soaring ranges. " —Wolfe «p w ' DEDICATION Colonel James M. Morgan, Jr. We, the, staff of the 1966 Bomb, proudly dedicate our effort to Colonel James Morgan, educator and friend. To speak in superlatives about the history of Colonel Morgan would sound trite, but it suffices to say that he graduated from VMI in 1945 as recipient of the First Jackson-Hope Medal, First Captain of the Corps, and an officer of his class. Having served as head of the Civil Engineering Curriculum since 1955, he assumed the position of Dean of the Faculty in September 1965. His achievements as Dean have been in accord with his exemplary past performances as cadet, instructor, and leader of men. I rw gf -_ — • ■ •■ II II ti « » a I II II 8 IS! It hf S I SS ! ! k i The Board of Visitors Although the immediate supervision is the duty of the Superintendent, the ultimate responsibility for the govern- ing of the Virginia Military Institute rests with the Board of Visitors. The Board, composed of fifteen members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms, is au- thorized by the Code of Virginia. Eleven of the members are appointed from the state at large, two are appointed from among non-resident alumni, and two, the Adjutant General and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, are ex-officio. At least ten of the appointed visitors are re- quired to be VMI alumni, and no member may serve more than two successive terms. VMI ' s first Board of Visitors was appointed in 1837, two years before the new state military college opened its doors for the first academic session. It was during these two important years that the Board, under the leadership of Colonel Claudius Crozet, drew up the first regulations prescribing the academic and military programs for the new college, and, generally, setting forth the standards by which the Institute has advanced for over a century. Members of the Board of Visitors have served with distinction, giving unselfishly of their time and energy. They have strengthened and guided the Institute, en- hanced its prestige, and nurtured its growth so completely that, today, it serves as an important factor in the higher education of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Honorable Mills E. Godwin Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia John D. deButts Marvin Gillespie Elmon T. Gray If] J. Randolph Tucker Gorham B. Walker, Jr. Robert L. Wallace Dr. Woodrow W. Wilkerson MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE R. E. SHELL r- f THE SUPERINTENDENT Major General George R. E. Shell Major General George R. E. Shell, after spending twenty-nine years in the Marine Corps, became the ninth Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute on July 1, 1960. General Shell ' s accession has brought growth and progress to the Institute. He has raised the academic standards, and, under his competent direction, the proud military reputation of the Institute has been further enriched. As a result of such capable administration, the Institute has seen the erec- tion of the Francis H. Smith Administration building, the construction of the $600,000 George C. Marshall Research Library, an immense improvement in athletic facilities, and a Cadet Activities Building, which is now being con- structed. Plans are now being considered for the erection of a new Alumni Hall which should be completed in the near future. Other accomplishments include the addition of two new degree-granting curricula and the initiation of a visiting scholars program. !n order to accept the position of Superintendent at VMI, General Shell chose to terminate an exceptionally illustrious career in the Marine Corps, which serves as an indication of his dedication to accomplishment at VMI. Among the decorations which he was awarded while in the Marines are the Legion of Merit with Combat " V, " the World War II Victory Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze stars. Adding to his accomplishments are honorary doctorate degrees from Wash- ington and Lee University and Thiel College. General Shell is married to the former Alice Reid Cushing of Washington, D.C. They are the parents of three children. Administration and Staff Col. F. H. Barksdale Executive Officer Col. J. Carter Hanes Business Executive Officer Lt. Col. R. Marlowe Harper Treasurer Commander Robert K. Wilson Chaplain COMMANDANT Colonel George H. Simpson The position of Commandant at VMI, held by the Professor of Military Science or Air Science, is presently filled by Colonel George H. Simpson. He is responsible to the Superintendent for the appearance, discipline, and mili- tary training of the Corps of Cadets. He guides the cadet officers in their duties and directs the tactical staff which enforces the regulations of the Institute. Colonel Simpson graduated from VMI in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he received a commission as a second lieu- tenant in the Cavalry Reserve. He served in World War II in several different capacities. November, 1942 found him in the assault landing at St. Lieu, Algeria as a pla- toon leader in the 13th Regiment. He received a Regular Army appointment in 1946 and subsequently attended Armor School. He was also a Battalion Commander with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Meade, Md. Before coming to VMI, Colonel Simpson served as Secre- tary, U.S. Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He was assigned to VMI as the Professor of Military Science and Commandant of Cadets in August, 1963. Thirteen months later, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel. The 1965-66 session will mark the end of Colonel Simp- son ' s tenure as Commandant. Commandant ' s Staff The Commandant is aided in the performance of his duties by the staff consisting of the Deputy Commandant, the Assistant Comman- dant, Assistant Commandant (Adjutant), and the Commandant ' s Clerk. This staff supervises the activities of the Corps. Major William Vaughan, the Deputy Com- mandant, is most familiar as the arbiter of delinquencies. He also supervises the guard teams, promotions, and faculty liaison. The Assistant Commandant is Major James Holley. Military Duties, Spring Field Training Exercises, and the First Class Trip are his responsibilities. Captain Stacy Harris is the Assistant Com- mandant (Adjutant). Permits, Garnett-Andrews and Commandant ' s Cup competition, Corps trips, Weekly Bulletins, sale of second-hand uniforms, penalty tours, and confinement are all under his supervision. Tactical Staff The Tactical Staff, under the direct command of the Com- mandant, Colonel George H. Simpson, is composed of offi- cers of the Military and Air Science Departments, as well as the Virginia Militia. It has a three-fold mission: to carry out the policies of the Superintendent, to instruct and train the Corps of Cadets in basic military activities, and to insure that the Institute ' s regulations are obeyed. The Tactical Staff has three subdivisions: the Deputy and Assistant Commandant, the Unit Military Advisors, and the Tactical Officers. A smaller group which exists within the Tactical Staff is the OC Staff. The Officer-in-Charge is chosen from this staff and serves a twenty-four hour tour of duty within barracks and supervises the cadet guard teams. Aside from his other duties, one Tactical Officer is assigned to each company or battalion staff as an advisor. Heads of Departments Col. George M. Brooke, Jr. History Col. William G. Saunders Mathematics THE ACADEMIC BOARD Col. Carrington C. Tutwiler, Jr. English Col. John S. Jamison, Jr. Electrical Engineering Col. Alexander H. Morrison Economics Col. James A. McDonough Civil Engineering Col. Leslie German Chemistry Col. James B. Newman Physics Col. Louis R. Hundley Biology Col. Albert L. Lancaster Modern Language } n The Civil Engineering Department: Seated: Lt. Col. Gillespie, Col. Dobyns, Col. McDonough, Col. Mann. Standing: Maj. Vaughan, l_t. Col. Crim, Lt. Col. Patrick, Lt. Col. Knapp. Maj. Parker. mjjp ' DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING 45 Electrical Engineering Department: Mr. Vogel, Col. Jamison, Capt. Brittingham, Mr. Paige, Mr. Liu. Engineering Department It takes a considerable amount of study (whether author- ized or not) to make a successful engineering student, as a great number of VMI alumni will testify. When a cadet embarks on one of the engineering courses, he voluntarily forsakes the " horizontal " lab for the lab in the physics department. Such cadets usually feel, however, that the ability to impress their dates with esoteric bits of knowl- edge about differential equations, log-log duplex decitrig slide rules, and vector analysis is a fair compensation for lost " sack-time. " The Civil Engineering Department is the oldest depart- ment at VMI and has the largest contingent of engineering students. Electrical Engineering is a relatively young curriculum, but one which promises to hold an important place in the future. Although no degree is awarded in Mechanical Engineering, the courses offered by this de- partment are essential to all engineering degrees. These departments are developing the men who will be leaders in tomorrow ' s laboratories and classrooms. The training they receive here will form the basis for the ideas, designs, and structures that the engineers will pro- duce in the future. Although L.A. ' s hesitate in admitting it, the Engineers do have a purpose. Mechanical Engineering Department: Capt. Trandel, Adm. Seay, Col. Taylor, Jr., Capt. Gloeckner, Lt. Wilkins. 1 1 JVWIMB iOBUULa h English Department: Col. Gentry, Dr. Davidson, Col. Roth, Col. Tutwiler, Mr. Flana gan, Mr. Davis, Mr. Long, Dr. Ford, Col. Dillard, Mr. Greet, Col. Pence, Col. Byers, Maj. Badgett. LIBERAL ARTS VMI is generally considered to be an engineering college. Not every cadet who passes through Jackson Arch for the first time, however, is proficient in the uses of slide- rules, microscopes, and sand-boxes. Such cadets usually find sanctuary in the Liberal Arts program. The 1965-66 session was the first year in which Rats in the L.A. program were not required to choose their major course of study upon matriculation. It is felt that the postponement of this choice until the start of the third-class year will foster more intelligent and satisfy- ing decisions. There is no typical liberal artist, but there are some History Department: Seated: Maj. Goolrick, Col. Drumm, Col. Hunter, Col. Barrett. Standing: Maj. Campbell, Capt. Davis, Mr. Semes, Maj. Wilson, Dr. Vardaman. The Economics Department: Mr. Thompson, Dr. Chang, Col. Morrison, Mr. De Salvo, Mr. Cowart. Liberal Arts characteristics which are most prevalent among this spe- cies of cadet. One might define a liberal artist as a cadet who is able to hide his ignorance behind a facade of rhet- oric and sarcasm. He is a cadet who devotes his time to his hayrack, " Johnny ' s, " or some neighboring girls ' college, and, yet, still manages to produce three thousand words of English prose, twenty-four hours before Christmas Furlough. In any case, a liberal artist is a unique animal. Through his choice of curriculum, he has struck a blow for syllogisms and symbolism, allegory and alliteration, ono- matopoeia and oxymorons. The Modern Language Department: Maj. Rodney Dalgo, Mr. Peter Fyfe, Col. Albert Lancaster, Mr. Francis MacKenzie, Lt. Col. George Davis, Mr. Allen Biester, Mr. Richard Rudio, Mr. Richard Courteau, Mr. Nicholas Rokas. v ' : jm bW Y ' ' Tnt« A ■■ ■ 1 J BT flJ no Mathematics Department: Left to Right: Maj. Martin, Mr. Piegari, Col. Byrne, Mr. Deal, Col. Saunders, Mr. Zdinak, Adm. Parish, Col. Ax, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Stark. Biology Department: Mr. Neff, Col. Reeves, Col. Gupton, Col. Hundley, Col. Carroll, Dr. Foster. Physics Department: Seated: Lt. Col. Minnix, Col. Newman, Col. Weaver, Lt. Col. Saucier. Standing: Mr. Lewis, Capt. Tucker, Lt. Mathewson, Capt. Jones, Dr. Donaghy. SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS If, when visiting the VMI post, one should overhear a cadet asking his date the structural formula of her perfume, or where she keeps the C,H ; OH, do not be alarmed. He is a Chemistry major. As long as the U.S. continues to need competent fuel cell designers, VMI will attempt to fulfill such a need. It should be noted, nowever, that before ROTC checks come each month, the cadets agree that a Department of Alchemy would be more practical. At VMI, the Chemistry curriculum changes to keep pace with the ever-altering world of chemistry. Characteristic- ally, though, the chemistry majors at VMI do not worry about these problems . . . they simply take them with a grain of NaCI. Not entirely unrelated to the Chemistry Department is the Department of Biology. A Biology major is usually consi- dered as being science-oriented, but at VMI a Biology major gets a Bachelor of Arts degree. This curriculum does not propose narrow specialization in Biology. Rather, it offers a liberal education with concentration in those sciences appropriate to a biological objective. Cadets are offered many courses in the social-sciences and humani- ties. This seems to indicate that there is a need for fewer over-specialized graduates. A graduate of the Biology De- partment is qualified to enter the field of medicine, re- search, forestry, public health service, or industry. The Chemistry Department: Seated: Col. Pickral, Col. Ritchey, Col. German, Col. Smart, Col. Wise. Standing: Lt. Egan, Mr. Wetmore, Capt. Oliver, Maj. O ' Neill, Capt. Dunkley, Lt. Ash, Dr. Settle. — — " r- Military Science Department 00-V Today ' s youth are growing up during the era of the " New Frontier " and the " Great Society. " Challenges are hurled at them every- day. It is their responsibility to confront and overcome the problems which accompany such challenges. The cadet at VMI is learning to cope with and solve the problems prevalent in his generation. It is hoped that, through the training he has received from the Army Reserves Officers Training Corps, he has learned to accept responsibility which will lead him to the accomplishment of his goals. From his military training, he has learned to face the harsh realities of life — from Viet Nam to Alabama. For the Cadet enrolled in the ROTC program at VMI, it is not a question of whether he can meet the challenge, but rather if he can overcome the challenge. AEROSPACE STUDIES DEPARTMENT In an age when immense technological advances are offset by the fear of awesome nuclear destruction, the Air Force, through its ROTC program, attempts to produce officers capable of assuming responsible leadership. Leadership, however, is not enough to place a Gemini capsule into orbit; to launch, if necessary, a Titan mis- sile; or to pilot a F-4C Phantom. Extensive education and instruction to adequately perform such missions is also needed. The Air Force ROTC program, adapted to the ever- changing revolution of ideas which now permeates all facets of life, is designed to produce the men for these missions. Joseph D. Neikirk Executive Vice President VMI FOUNDATION The VMI Foundation was incorporated in 1937 to raise a permanent endowment with which to advance the academic standards of the Institute. The Foundation controls or holds in trust over $3,000,000. Its immedi- ate goal is $5,000,000, which it hopes to raise by soliciting $200,000 a year from alumni, corporations, or interested individuals. Each year approximately $85,000 is made available to the Institute. These funds support programs of bene- fit to both cadets and faculty. The Faculty Retirement Program supplements the state allowance, and funds are also used for faculty graduate study. Foundation funds also support scholarships for worthy cadets, the Glee Club, the Timmins Music Society, and other cul- tural activities for cadets. Other projects integral to life at VMI supported by the Foundation include the VMI Parents Council, the John M. Camp, ' 05 Chaplaincy, and the improvement of Preston Library. The VMI Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees representing all parts of the nation, which meets twice a year. The office in Lexington is headed by Joseph D. Neikirk, Executive Vice President. John Goldsmith Secretary Board of Trustees: Seated: Gorham B. Walker, Jr., Major General George R. E. Shell, H. Merrill Pasco, President, Mrs. Mary Moody Northen, General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., Chairman, George D. Brooke, Edmund T. Morris, Jr., First Vice President, James C. Wheat, Jr. Standing: B. David Mann, Secretary, Charles E. Moore, Jr., Treasurer, Abney S. Boxley, George Hanger, Charles J. Collins, John J. Kellam, Colonel George B. Ax, Robert Philpott, Joseph D. Neikirk, Executive Vice President. E. Jackson Tice ALUMNI ASSOCIATION In 1842, the first graduating class of the Virginia Mili- tary Institute met and organized what is now the VMI Alumni Association. The present association has the same goal — to maintain contact between cadets and the Institute after graduation. The 9000 active alumni receive the quarterly Alumni Review, and each class is invited to a reunion every five years. Fifty alumni chapters throughout the country have been organized under the supervision of the Alumni Association. The VMI Alumni Association depends upon voluntary contributions to support its activities and its office in Lexington. Although cadets have seen little of the Alumni Office since it was moved to the Smith Building, it is through this office that most of their post-graduate correspondence with the Institute will be made. Visiting alumni are always welcome at Alumni Hall. In the near future, construction will begin on a new alumni building, which was made possible by a grant in honor of William Lewis Moody, Jr., ' 86. This will be a welcome improvement over now-outgrown Alumni Hall. Claude H. Patton Marshall Foundation r lMs A south ' : AMERICA. T lMi il OT«riiiir ' ' - ' l ' f " ' ' W EUROPE L A ' M If greatness could be measured by contemporary ac- claim, General George C. Marshall would be the Vir- ginia Military Institute ' s greatest graduate. After a distinguished cadetship, during which he rose to the rank of First Captain, George Marshall entered the United States Army. He served with General John J. Pershing in the Allied Expeditionary Force during World War I. By the end of World War II, he had risen to Chief of Staff of the Army. He served as Secretary of State under President Truman during the post-war period, and his European Recovery plan saved a large part of the free world from Communist domination. The Marshall Research Foundation was founded in 1953 to raise the funds necessary to build and sup- port a library. This library would house General Marshall ' s papers and would be a source of informa- tion for the epoch spanned by Marshall ' s life. The George C. Marshall Research Library was com- pleted and dedicated in 1964. Although not an Instit- ute building, the $600,000 structure is a fine com- plement to the Virginia Military Institute post. %$ f isi : J! " ; vj| ' r Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. and General Shell precede Chaplain Wilson General Shell chats with Senator Byrd and Dr. Taylor Reveley. and Bishop Lloyd Craighill to the speaker ' s platform. Francis H. Smith Hall Smith Building Dedication On May 15, 1965, Virginia Military Institute paid trib- ute to two men who played key parts in the develop- ment and maturity of Virginia and the Institute — also honored were the cadets who fought in the Civil War. Former Senator Harry F. Byrd was awarded the New Market Medal. This is the third presentation of the medal, presented previously to Lt. Gen. Charles E. Kil- bourne in 1962 and to General of the Army George C. Marshall in 1963. Gen. Marshall ' s award was given posthumously. Senator Byrd, cited for his " outstand- ing leadership in Virginia for nearly 40 years, " is a person whose very name has come to be synonymous with fiscal responsibility and conservatism in govern- mental affairs. " On this 101st anniversary of the Battle of New Mar- ket, the Cadet Corps gave a full dress parade and passed in review by the famed statue, " Virginia Mourn- ing Her Dead, " to honor 247 of their comrades who fought for the South in the Civil War battle several miles north of Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley. General Francis H. Smith, to whom the new adminis- tration building is dedicated, was the first superintend- ent of VMI. He was a mathematics professor at Hamp- den-Sydney College when he was asked to assume lead- ership of the fledgling military school in Lexington. He continued to guide the Institute for fifty years. It was a result of his persistent efforts that brought about the re-opening of VMI after General Hunter ' s raid virtually destroyed it in June 1864. General Smith relinquished his post in December 1889 and died just three months later. The new building houses the Institute adminis- tration offices, as well as the Alumni Association, the VMI Foundation, and the VMI Research Laboratories. Friends of the Institute stand in honor of the first Superintendent. Senator Byrd and guests cation day crowd. rk made to the IEW CADETS STOP HERE CLASS OF 1966 President: Marshall Carney Taylor Historian: Randolph Williams Urmston Vice-President: Lawrence Clark Reifsnider Our fourth year, our final year, our first class year, all considerations are legitimate, each is different in interpre- tation. We can look back, somewhat objectively, and eval- uate what we have accomplished. The journey has been long, but not without value. At a time when other students picket, protest, and as- sert their individualism, we have subjected ourselves to regimentation, obedience, and conformity, as most of them will do. We have been doing this since our freshman year — a year which effected unexpected metamorphoses. The VMI Rat, a person without rights (no matter how impossible it seems), faces one of the most difficult fresh- man years in the country. As a Rat, excellence is never quite good enough; perfection — something always strived for — is never attained in the eyes of those who govern us. How does one approach such an existence? Indifference could be an answer, but concentrated effort with a great deal of humor might be the best answer. Each has worked out his own formula— that is all that is important. What do we remember most of our rat year — release from the rat-line, a champion football team, the dances, resurrections, or being taken-in? In a sense, we remember it all. We recall the ecstacy which accompanied release for Christmas vacation, and at the same time, the pathos which overtook us on our return. Somehow it all became worth it when our initiation was completed in the spring. Our rebirth took full meaning as we " cracked " our " ducks " for the first time. As third classmen, we were cast into the mire of ob- livion on the third stoop. Ours was neither to have nor to be had. Some of our egos were boosted after we had seen the first strains of the new rat class. For many, vows which were uttered the year before, were now flagrantly broken. " Strain, Rat! " The first signs of class unification were now becoming apparent. The class designed and produced a class em- blem. Likewise, Bacchanalias at the local " Moose " were planned periodically. Still, we found that much was to be learned. We had thought, as Rats, that we had much too little time to accomplish the numerous tasks before us. As third classmen, we found that the situation was still extant — time was so very scarce. Work which piled up in the military ranks and the various committees slid into our arms. In our free time, we scurried around bar- racks. Excuses for any failure could have been explained the year before with " No excuse, Sir. " Now, however, we had our own minds all of a sudden. If there wasn ' t an excuse, there was a reason. As Spring the year before had special significance for us, so the spring of our third class year became critical. We began the initial designs for our class ring, as well as the Ring Figure itself. It was a mighty task, but the class, once more having the opportunity to work together, an- swered the challenge. Our second class year demonstrated to us the awesome responsibilities which we would have as first classmen. The center of interest for us, however, was our Ring Figure at Thanksgiving. After the game with VPI, our class as- sembled — not for a resurrection — but to party. As the week end progressed, there were even more parties. Upon receiving our class rings, we began feeling somewhat se- cure. This security was soon lost as the year fled by. Especially impressionable was the second class parade. Soon the Corps would be ours — could we live up to the challenge? In no other school in the country does a class control and import so much influence on an entire campus. The entire second semester of the year was a prepara- tion for receiving these responsibilities that would be ours as first classmen. From those who surrounded us would come the Corps leaders — the Cadet Captains, the Honor Court members, leaders of the various athletic teams, and editors of the numerous publications. These men, working with the class officers, would mould the life at VMI for the coming year. As first classmen we displayed on more than one oc- casion how much power we really had. The third classmen, having over-stepped their limits, quickly found how demon- strative the first class could be. The few privileges that they had gained were abruptly taken from them. They were not the only ones to feel the wrath of the first class, however, for the rats experienced a more excruciating les- son in the form of a week-long resurrection. During this time, some of us who had never even asked rats for their names were now working them over. For what appeared to be the first time since the Class of ' 66 had been present in barracks, a first class seemed unified. Trying to evaluate just how the class has been over the years would naturally be impossible. We do know that we have had unselfish and open-minded leaders whose main interest is centered in the class. Probably, one of the most outstanding features of the class is the close harmony which appeared to exist between the military leaders and the class officers. This is a characteristic which has not been prevalent in the past classes. Our class established " firsts " in all areas of life at VMI. In the Civil Engineering curriculum, members of our class spearheaded the printing of a new Engineering paper. Paralleling this publication was the introduction of a new literary page, Sounding Brass. The Rat Disciplinary Com- mittee established a consistency which it had never before achieved. Also listed among the achievements are the bold and dynamic innovations which have been incorporated into the Bomb this year. Although throughout the years our journey has been one of descent in barracks, we have certainly ascended in character. We have successfully gone from the inferno of the fourth stoop to a relative paradise on the first stoop. As a class we have learned to work and live together under the unique, but not so elaborate environment of barracks. A military life denies the privilege of taking things for granted; so it necessarily follows that heavy academic work and penalty tours, if required, continue to the last exam or bugle for assembly for graduation. Now, as alumni, we will harass following classes at VMI by saying, " VMI isn ' t like it used to be, " but we will have to agree with a member of the Board of Visitors who stated so aptly, " It never has been. " NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATION ■ MARSHALL CARNEY TAYLOR Virginia Beach, Virginia LAWRENCE CLARK REIFSNIDER Westminster, Maryland ■ " Marshall Carney Taylor " Marshall " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Stu- dents in American Colleges and Universities 1; Class President 3, 2, 1; Executive Committee 3, 2, President 1; General Committee 3, 2, President 1; Football 3; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intra- mural Football 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Marshall, our Class President, has been highly respected by our Brother Rats. Though busy with meetings and practices, he has main- tained Deans List grades, which has taken a great deal of effort, but the results have been rewarding. This year Marshall has finally emerged vic- torious over Twilight, the horse with which he has been battling. For three years many wor- ried whether the young lady from Sweet Briar would give the nod to our favorite son; Mar- shall reigned victorious. The Class of 1966 wishes Marshall all the luck and success in the world. Lawrence Clark Reifsnider " Clark " English; USMC, Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Cap- tain 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Col- leges and Universities 1; Class Vice-President 3, 2, 1; Executive Committee 3, 2, 1; Gen- eral Committee 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2; Track 4; Intramural Football 1; English So- ciety 2, 1; Bomb Layout Editor 1; Ring Figure Committee; Magpies ' Gang 3, 2, 1. Class vice-president, company commander, and Brother Rat — these are but three of the major accomplishments of Clark. His record, both military and academic, is certainly one to emulate, and nowhere in barracks can one find anyone who believes in the " system " more than he. Being in " D " Company didn ' t stop Clark from doing one of the things he liked best, playing football. He gave it up after two and one-half years, however, to concentrate on the work of the English curric- ulum. We know that he will be a success in anything he attempts. Randolph Williams Urmston " Randy " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Class Historian 4, 3, 2, 1; Executive Committee 3, 2, 1; General Com- mittee 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; Tennis 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Timmins Music So- ciety 1. If he wasn ' t late for one of his activities, be it a CE class, wrestling practice, or a GC meeting, Randy would consider himself wast- ing time. Few cadets manage to have the re- spect of both the rankers and the " grubs, " but Randy effortlessly led both groups. When his academic duties relaxed, Randy was seen with the best pastries that Hollins and Sweet Briar had to offer. It would be impossible to determine which party bene- fited most from Randy ' s association with VMI. To wish him luck would be an insult to his abilities. Watch out! There is a tiger loose. RANDOLPH WILLIAMS URMSTON Wilmington, Delaware 69 Ian Howard Ackroyd-Kelly " A-K " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Cap- tain 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Social Committee 3; Intramural Football 4, 3, 1, Wrestling 2, Volleyball 1; Cadet 4, 3, 2; Timmins Society 4, 3, Vice-President 2, 1; Tanker Platoon 2, 1. There are few more single-minded people in the world than Ian Howard Ackroyd-Kelly from Nanuet, New York. He arrived at VMI in the fall of 1962 committed to a career as a Regular Army officer. Still, " A-K " has had time for other pursuits. For example, he finished his second class year perched solid- ly in the upper quarter of his class of more than seventy history majors, and his appoint- ment as a cadet officer and commander of Band Company had been just as certain as his designation as DMS. There is little else to say about him. He will become an outstanding Army officer, just as he has been a highly successful cadet. None of us have ever known him to meet an obstacle that he couldn ' t overcome — usually by unceremoniously rolling over it. Douglas David Adams " Dave " History; Armour; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 3, 1; Westminster Fellowship 4; Political Science Society 3, 2, 1; Dean ' s List 3; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 1; Connecticut Rep- resentative for Memorial Day Ceremonies 2; The Gruesome Threesome 4, 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1. In further pursuit of military glory, he has followed in the footsteps of General Jackson in valorous campaigns up and down the Val- ley of Virginia. Unfortunately, Doug has not met with the success of his hero; those bas- tions of female strength still stand defiant to his will. Undaunted, our young gallant is planning a new assault on Fort Mary Bald- win. " They haven ' t burned my barracks yet! " Good luck, may you soon reap the spoils of victory. Seriously, few in the Class of 1966 will deny that it has been both a pleasure and a privilege to have enjoyed the friendship of this affable cadet. If personality counts, Doug will go far in the future. Hugh Wilson Adams " Hugh, " " Sleepy " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Coun- try 4; Track 4; Intramural Volleyball 1; Tide- water Club 4, 3, 2, 1; West Side Window Watchers 4, 3, 2, 1; Liquid Lunch Society 3, 2, 1. Look! Meandering down the stoop — has Jr. Walker been whitewashed, or could it be one of the Beatles? No, it ' s Hugh. It may be said of his four sleepy years within these hallowed walls that diligence has been the byword of the Goo. Diligent — to the point of keeping class privileges — of remaining an in- corrigible grub, unconquered by the Insti- tute — of protecting all rats — of being the best (and most unbelievably) dressed at all Tidewater and Moose Lodge functions — of taking time from his busy schedule to care- fully scrutinize every member of the fair sex regardless of his often monogamous state — of collecting an unequalled number of friends and being one of the best liked members of our class. To you, Hugh, the Bre ' r Rats of ' 66 wish only the best. IAN HOWARD ACKROYD-KELLY Nanuet, New York v DOUGLAS DAVID ADAMS West Hartford, Connecticut HUGH WILSON ADAMS Chesapeake, Virginia JOHN BUCHANAN ADAMS, JR. The Plains, Virginia John Buchanan Adams, Jr. " Jay " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Sgt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 1, Handball 4, 3, Tennis 3; Photographic Editor, 1966 Bomb; Glee Club 4, 3, 2; International Relations Club 4, 3, 1, Political Science Society 4, 1. September ' 62 saw Jay looking over the shoulder of his Harris Tweed coat at the re- ceding world of Washington parties and coun- try gentility, realizing that destiny and heri- tage must see him through. 01 ' Jay Bird set down his collection of classical curios and began polishing his Southern conservatism. The Mad Blonde has, however, " done well " in a delightful triumph of matter over mind and has managed to make everything mesh. Even a peculiar Tuesday night worship of Norse Gods slipped in without causing trou- ble. There seems to be no end to the varied talents of the Fauquier Flash. It looks as if we ' re losing " the kid " to law school and, undoubtedly, eventual magnifi- cence. We, the class of ' 66, wish a gentleman the best of luck. David Powers Adkins, Jr. " Sweetpea, " " Cloud " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Fencing Team 4; American Institute of Physics; Baptist Student Union Executive Council 3, 2, President 1; VMI Religious Coun- cil 1; Ranger 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 2. Known for his ability to squeeze 69 demerits into one short semester, Sweetpea also man- aged to prove himself a capable physicist. After physics no longer provided any chal- lenge, the Pea turned academic and became one of Col. J. D. P. Fuller ' s whiz kids. Shortly after he gained his academic freedom, Pa- tricia made him even freer by sending him spiraling down from 10,000 feet sans para- chute. Now our fearless Ranger set out to be- come a lover, and started his Girl-of-the- Month Club at Sem, dreaming his way through uncountable affairs at the Hill. All his Brother Rats wish Sweetpea the best of luck always, knowing that if but 10% of his dreams come true, he will always be suc- cessful. DAVID POWERS ADKINS, JR. Atlanta, Georgia Leroy Bertram Alford " Roy " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Sgt. 1; Rat Swimming; Intramural Volleyball 3, 2, Tennis 1; Weight Lifting 1; Bomb Staff 4, 3, Circulation Manager 2, 1; Westminster Fel- lowship 4; Civil War Round Table 4, 3, 2, 1; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Medic FTX 3, 2, 1. Cheerful, noisy, energetic, everybody ' s friend — all these and more apply to " Brother Rat Leroy. " The halls of the Biology building will continue to ring after graduation from the chatter and turmoil that accompanied him. Indeed, his classmates will be eternally grate- ful for all the times Roy had the courage to ask those necessary questions which we feared were too stupid to ask. All joking aside, Roy has good-naturedly taken more than his fair share from us already; we will never forget this friend who was never too selfish to share anything he owned, or too busy to offer a helping hand. Truly, Roy epitomizes the ideal we call " Brother Rat. " LEROY BERTRAM ALFORD Richmond, Virginia Richard Wright Almy " Rich, " " Alms " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 3, Basketball 2, Soccer 3, 2, 1; Westminster Fellowship; Presbyterian Sunday School; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Duplicate Bridge Club 2; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Gim Company 3. No one will ever forget Rich ' s basketball prowess, and the grace with which he dunked the ball one occasion, and on landing broke his ankle. Seriously, Rich is a quiet, re- strained man, but when one really gets to know him, he realizes that he has met a man of deep insights and subtle humor. Rich also possesses a wide vocabulary which is a source of wonderment to all around him. Rich is at odds as to what he will do after graduation, but we are sure that no matter what he chooses, he will be happy and a source of inspiration for those around him. Good luck Rich, in all you attempt. Richard Yorke Atlee " Rich " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Regimental Supply Sgt. 1; Intramural Foot- ball 3, Basketball 1, Softball 1; Editorial Staff, Cadet 2, 1; Newman Club 2; International Relations Club 3, Secretary 2, 1st Vice-Presi- dent 1; Hop and Floor Committee 1; VMI Rangers; Political Science Society 1. Richard has made himself known at VMI, and it all started in his rat year. It seems that everywhere he goes, he manages to win peo- ple over to his side, and his first visit to the RDC was no exception. Who else would have the RDC President take him in for talking on the west side of barracks? The girls at Ran- dolph Macon are fond of him also and are found weeping when the news circulates that Rich intends to deprive them of his presence in order to pursue his intellectual aspirations. His success in the future is inevitable, for he has assured us that he will be a million- aire before he is thirty. Ronald Dwain Ayres " R.D., " " Ronnie " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Guidon 1; Intramural Volleyball, Softball; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Floor Committee 3; Hop Com- mittee 2, Publicity Manager 1; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1; Summer School 4, 3, 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. It was a sad day when the Great Swamp Land of Tidewater found out that it would be los- ing a son and that VMI would be gaining a " Rat Daddy. " Ronnie soon saw his place in the system, as hero of the suppressed rats. " R.D. ' s " strong character and clear thinking has not only helped many rats, but also has gotten him to be Publicity Manager of the Hop Committee. Once " R.D. " was mistaken for George Washington, because he and Thomas Jeffer- son (Mickey Backy) were so well known their third class year for their great surveying abil- ity. Ronnie ' s friendly personality and clear thinking have been felt by all his Brother Rats. Good luck R.D. RONALD DWAIN AYRES Portsmouth, Virginia Michael Jordon Bache " Mike, " " Mickey " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Baseball Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1; Softball ASCE 3, 2, 1. If one were to choose the wittiest member of the class, he would have to choose Mickey. Mike came to the Institute following in his Pa ' s footsteps, with hopes of starring for the Big Red on the diamond. But an unfortunate event took place before entering VMI, and Mike was unable to accomplish his dream. He did excell in wrestling, and during his sec- ond class year he was HEAVY WEIGHT cham- pion of 239-58. One of the most memorable events in Mike ' s cadetship is probably the 52-D incident. Mike, with your ability in the class room and your sense of humor, we are sure that you will succeed in all that you set out to do. To one of the greatest friends a guy could have, good luck and God bless you. Arthur Logan Badgett " Art " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Honor Court 2, President 1; Football 4; Wrestling 4; Barracks Representative for College Town Shop. This man from the historic " Land of Lincoln " has served VMI as President of our most re- vered organization — The Honor Court. The something that makes Art smile is Anne, and she goes to Randolph-Macon; that is, she does when she isn ' t down here. What is he going to be when he settles down to sup- port her? He ' s going to be a horse doctor. A quick look at Art will disclose that this un- usual man is slightly bowlegged. This comes from working as a cowboy during the sum- mer months. Art is a devotee of that modern sound of music . . . Country and Western, and probably has the largest collection in barracks. Besides just being Art, " Bag-It " is one of the most respected and well-liked Brother Rats of our class. The best of luck to you. Joseph Conrad Balazik, Jr. " Berzilicks " Chemistry; Air Force 4, 3, Infantry 2. 1; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Intramural Volley- ball 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Davis Chemistry Parties, 3, 2, 1. Joe, VMI ' s only L.A. Chemistry major, came to the Institute with the idea that he was going to make it his first real home. The In- fantry provided Joe with a permanent resi- dence at Indiantown Gap. His love for the Regimental Band, the Glee Club, and his fav- orite job as recorder of the Guard have made his cadetship bearable. When Joe leaves the Institute, he will not leave his Brother Rats. His devotion to his friends and his unforgettable sense of humor will put him on the top rung of the ladder of success. Joe is a true and real Brother Rat of ' 66, and we all wish him a fruitful ful- fillment of his expectations. JOSEPH CONRAD BALAZIK, JR. Annandale, Virginia Victor Gerard Barnes " Rod, " " Buns, " " VG " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4; Intra- mural Volleyball 1, Softball 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; VMI Summer School 4, 3, 2. Rod came to VMI knowing next to nothing about the system, but he still managed to keep away from the fifth stoop. Rod will never forget the Roanoke Party or Ring Fig- ure Weekend. However, he can still be found in the backroom of the CI on Saturday nights. Buns is among the larger percentage of room 149 that doesn ' t believe in getting tied down like their roommate, Sweet-pea. At times it gets pretty deep in 149, and Rod al- ways makes his contribution. A sabre and plume were two things that Buns set his sights on, and after three long years, his wish came true. At present, his main goal is graduating, with getting a sports car next on the agenda. Donald Ray Barrett " Donnie " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Wrestling 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Floor Committee 1; Rat Daddy Club 3, 2, 1; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1; " C " -Man Club (Retired) 1; Summer School Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1. All Roanoke watched as the " Star City Stud " rested into the arms of " Mother Institute. " This Roanoke boy was serious, but there ' s a limit to how serious one can get with the system. He quickly passed those weekend hours wandering the road along the 60 mile radius to Roanoke, and this year he ' s one of Interstate 81 ' s top ten jockeys. Forward is the word for D onnie, whether it be missing front teeth, or in academic standings in re- cent years. As long as he can keep that Mustang un- til June ' 66, he ' ll be riding high and wide and trade cadet life for his one and only Judy. Best of luck, Br ' er Rat. George Lloyd Barton, IV " G.L., " " G.L.B., IV " English; Infantry; Pvt 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student State Cadet- ship; Intramural Wrestling 3, 2, Volleyball Captain 1; Literary Staff Bomb 3, 2, Manag- ing Editor 1; Business Manager Sounding Brass 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; English Society 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2; Magpies ' Gang 3, 2, 1. Though many people enter college with the idea of existing as a non-entity, George was quite the opposite. His above record shows the tangible rewards he received at the In- stitute; however, what it fails to show is the warmth of personality, friendliness, and wit that makes him the well-rounded student. Though never to be considered a " bucker, " George so impressed his superiors that he received his much coveted DMS. Such a re- ward seems rather incongrous when he was seen at the Moose (always with a different girl); yet it is further evidence of a complete personality. Judging from the past, ' 66 can find George at any party with a fifth in one hand, and always a girl in the other. VICTOR GERARD BARNES Water Mill, New York DONALD RAY BARRETT Roanoke, Virginia GEORGE LLOYD BARTON, IV Woodberry Forest, Virginia GLENN WILLIAM BAUMGARTNER Fort Bragg, North Carolina CLARENCE WILLIAM BEALL Alexandria, Virginia - 4P Glenn William Baumgartner " Glenn " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1; Rat Wrestling 4; Intramural Swimming 4; Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Hop Committee 3, 2; Rangers 3; Armed Forces Club 2. The rat year at VMI is known throughout the world for the traits of characters that it in- stills. Megavolt has managed to salvage at least one of the freshman attributes: the con- stant panic. No one in this class can get things done with more apparent chaos and clamor than Glenn — but still his projects work! Glenn has certainly been the circuits wizzard of our class, and long after we leave these " hallowed halls, " VMI will be indebted to him for the many electronic marvels that he has installed (all given freely as gifts of love). We wish Glenn all the success in the world, and we know all the skills that he has ac- quired in his chosen major, history, will not have been in vain. Clarence William Beall " Buddy, " " Chuck " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Football 4, Rat Track, Letter, 4; Cross Coun- try 2; Varsity Track 3, 2, 1, Letter 3, 2, 1, Co-Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intra- mural Cross Country; Bomb; Wesley House 4; English Society 1; Investment Club 1; NCAA; AAU. All during high school a potential Don Juan was leashed in. To compensate, he set track records. In order to put all this footwork to use, Buddy came where everybody else walked and continued to run. One finds no extraneous ornamentation on anything Buddy does; his motto could be — quiet competence. He impressed his fellow athletes on the run- ning squad and was made captain. He solved his transportation problem by taking F.I. P. and was the quickest to earn his wings. So now that Buddy can fly, very few things in this world should be able to stop him, but then very few things ever have. John Leslie Beck " Beak " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Athletic Trainer 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 1; Intra- mural Swimming 4; Volleyball 4: Westminster Fellowship 4, 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 3, 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Assistant Scoutmaster 4, 3, 2, 1; The Gruesome Threesome 4, 3, 2, 1. Is it possible to go through two years without ever attending a military duty? For most cadets — no, but for Dr. Beck — yes. Any ath- lete will tell you of the unceasing service and devotion John has shown to his patients in the training room. John Beck will never be forgotten by his Brother Rat " high school biology teachers " as the loyal friend who would stay up all night before an exam to help his buddy stay in school. Trainer, grub, medic, scoutleader, Sunday school teacher, recorder, student, and friend are some of the names associated with John Beck. We will never forget our Brother Rat. JOHN LESLIE BECK Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Craig A. Birch " Craig " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Fvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Intramural Basketball 1, Softball 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; VMI Cadet 4; VMI Recrea- tion Committee 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1. Four years ago Craig ventured down South with the intention of showing us Southerners " the light. " Although he is still trying, his intentions have changed more toward the academic realm. A typical civil engineering student, Craig has devoted much time to his studies. He can always be seen carrying his trusty slide rule around with a stack of books and a clip board. After several unsuc- cessful encounters with Army and Navy per- sonnel, Craig has decided that the Air Force is the only service in existence. Upon grad- uation he will learn to navigate an airplane. We are sure that he will pass all requirements with flying colors. Well liked by his fellow classmates and Brother Rats, Craig will go far in life. The class of ' 66 wishes him the best of luck. Joseph Ray Birindelli, Jr. " Joe, " " Burinley " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Intramural Volleyball 1, Football 4, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1; Grub 4, 3, 2, 1. Dear Leslie, Well, here I am at VMI, and I have the coolest roommates. Ken, Pat, Jim, and Joe are really great guys. Boy, do I like math! When you think about it, a 4.7 isn ' t too bad. I ' m sure glad I had so much football experience at Benedictine, for it ' s not just anybody who gets to practice with the varsity for a whole afternoon. I guess they are holding me in reserve for the more important games. I ' m glad the guys are so nice to me. My dyke ' s roommate is a neat guy. He is so easy going, never loses his temper, and he loves Rats. I ' m glad he ' s so nice to me. Please write, since I never get a letter from you. Your friend, Joe Robert Tyler Bland, III " Ty " Electrical Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Foot- ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 3, 2, 1, Handball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 1; Ring Figure Commit- tee Staff 2; IEEE 2, 1; Royal Order of The Orange Ostrich Tri-Chairman 2, 1; Political Science Society 1. West Point, Va.? You must mean the home of Ski Daddy Tycoon? " Certiny, " spo rtin ' down the road in a 1931 Model A, all dressed in his pleated trousers, his golden ring snugly slipped through his nose, and waving his 11th Armored Cavalry battle flag. Superbland often sat with his tee-shirt off, contemplating his bare chest, figuring out ways to get out of FEI, or how to desert FTX without getting caught. Yes, Tyrone was famous for getting into tight places, like the time he went to see the " Supe, " in class dyke. Well-liked and well-remembered, Ty will always be. ROBERT TYLER BLAND, III West Point, Virginia LAWRENCE EDWARD BOESE Nashville, Tennessee • EDWARD LAWRENCE BOGGIANO Belle Harbor, New York Lawrence Edward Boese " Larry " Chemistry; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, 1; Distinguished Air Student 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; Basketball 4; Baseball 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1, 3rd Class Representative 3, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Vice- President 1. When " Squeaky " hit VMI four years ago, the Institute did not know what it was getting. Under the expert coaching of " Chuckling Charlie, " this Nashville " Blue-Chipper " was well on his way to becoming one of the all- time greats on the VMI gridiron. Unlike some of his roommates, Larry excelled in his studies the whole time he was here. Larry ' s friendly, easy going, and (reasonably) quiet nature have made him a popular person. There is no doubt that " Squeaky " will be a success in life even if he ends up pouring coffee for the Air Force. We all wish Larry the best of luck in everything he does. Edward Lawrence Boggiano " Fast Eddie " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; In- tramural Football 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 4, Volleyball 2; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Political Science Society 1; Grubb Club 4, 3, 2, 1. When " Fast Eddie " wandered into the court- yard in September, he was mistaken for a foreign student. No one could understand what he was saying. But Eddie was intelligent and adaptable, and soon learned to speak that " Southern drawl. " He soon learned that the southern way was the only way. Ed ' s career has been notorious. When it comes to esca- pades at Averette College or brawls at south- ern mansions, he has always come out on top. His fame as a connoisseur of fine women has spread far and wide, (Among those are V.S. and S.S.). It ' s a known fact that Ed ' s a true friend and c ompanion. The class of ' 66 wishes Eddie the best of fortunes. John Stephen Bolger, Jr. " John " Mathematics, B.A.; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; Bomb Staff 3, Advertising Manager 2, Business Man- ager 1; Publications Board 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Hop Floor Committee 2, Busi- ness Manager 1; Timmons Society 1; Roan- oke Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1. John Bolger is probably the first cadet in the history of the Institute who has earned a de- gree, and managed the business matters of the Bomb and the Hop Committee while still enjoying his leisure. How he has managed it all is still somewhat of a mystery to his friends. John ' s interests range from classical music to calculus, from politics to Peanuts, from intellectual discussions to mathematics. A distinguished military student, John seems headed for a career in law or economics (but we all know that his Walter Mitty dream is to be a Senator, don ' t we?). Whatever he chooses, there is no doubt that he will at- tack with all the vigor, enthusiasm, and tal- ent that he has shown in the past. JOHN STEPHEN BOLGER, JR. Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania John Lillard Bradley, III " Johnnie " English; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Air Student 1; Intra- mural Volleyball 3, 2. 1, Basketball 3, 2, Soft- ball 2, 1; Bomb Staff 2, First Class Editor 1; Glee Club 4, 3; English Society 1; F.I. P. 1. " Johnnie " came from the hills of Southwest Va. in Sept. ' 62 with the determination to excel in both military and academics. John ' s great love is flying. His knowledge about any aircraft has amazed his A.F. friends. Being the first F.I. P. student to solo this year, his life ' s dream is coming true. It does present its problems, especially with his other great love, Marilyn. Marilyn comes to VMI almost every weekend, only to learn now she has competition; " John ' s flying, Marilyn, but he should be back soon. " A great, well-rounded guy who works hard can ' t go wrong, so John needs only the best wishes of his Brother Rats. Best of luck to you in the wild blue yonder. James Ernest Broman " Jim " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4; ASCE 4; Lutheran Club; Fellow- ship of Christian Athletics. Being a member of a " gagarious " group of clowns, Jim has never really worried much about the military. He was frequently known as the " Big Daddy " of all Rats. He could us- ually be found in the PX or the television room, that is, when he was not in some psychological debate or writing letters. He will probably be remembered by all of the CE ' s as the teacher in barracks, for his group can be found with him before almost any test. Being a great lover of Pittsburgh and the Pirates, we find him beating the road home every chance that he could get. Many a weekend saw the Pittsburgh group headed for new thrills as Jim took off to try and break his record of 5 1 2 hours. We the class of ' 66 are sure that with his coaching experience he will go far. Robert Kent Broom " Bob, " " The Weasel, " " Bub " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Volleyball, Handball; Armed Forces Club 3; IRC 3; Political Science So- ciety 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; ABMLP, President 4, 3, 2, 1. This is the man whose three chevrons will never be forgotten by Delta Company ' s first platoon. We can say this because in the " Broom " is embodied a rare combination, an appreciation of the cadet officer as he stands within the rank system and of the Corps as it stands apart from the Institute. He ' s a Brother Rat that can be depended upon to be behind you with his all whenever you need him. He ' s definitely a person of whom this class might be justly proud. You ' ve come a long way in the thirty-six months you ' ve spent behind these walls, and there ' s no reason why you can ' t succeed once you ' re out of here. Lots of luck, and we ' ll see you at Alumni Hall. B.Y.O.L. JOHN LILLARD BRADLEY, III Abingdon, Virginia m JAMES ERNEST BROMAN Conway, Pennsylvania ROBERT KENT BROOM Washington, D. C. JAMES GIBBS BROWDER, JR. Dolphin, Virginia WILLIAM ARCH BUNDY Richmond, Virginia James Gibbs Browder, Jr. " Jamie " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 4, 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy Society 3, 2, 1. Jamie came to VMI from the tobacco fields of Brunswick, unprepared for the intricacies of rat history. After he mastered this pesky subject, however, he has seldom been trou- bled academically. Jamie has always been willing to help a Brother Rat with any of the courses emanating from NEB. Yet at the same time that Jamie was mastering engi- neering, he was devoting a large part of his time to the football team. Though never a star, he earned the reputation of being a stolid performer. He started his third class year as a lance corporal but decided to for- get rank in preference to academics and foot- ball. Besides, could he help it if he loved Rats? The Brother Rats of ' 66 hope that their paths will cross often with Jamie in the fu- ture and find him reaping the benefits of his labors. William Arch Bundy " Bill " Chemistry; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, 1; L Cpl. 3, Swimming 4; Judo 3; Intramural Football 1, Basketball 2, Softball 2, 1; ACS 4; Cadet Staff Typist 4; Wesley Foundation 4; Salute Battery 2. 1; Ponderosa 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Parapet Diving Champ 3. Wally would never have arrived at VMI had it not been for a straight shooting Eskimo who speared him in the left flipper and shipped him east to a blubber factory. Fortunately for VMI, the blubber factory rejected him and he ended up in Lexington. Seriously, however, Bill is one of the most liked and congenial members of our class. Few who have come in contact with him have failed to " take him in. " The heights Bill did not reach in rank he did achieve in academics. He maintained a creditable average all through his cadet- ship. Bill ' s abilities as a gregarian, lover, and scholar are surpassed only by his athletic ability. The Class of 1966 wishes Bill the best. Frederick Fischer Burks " Fred, " " Fats " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intramural Football 2, Capt. 1, Basketball 2, 1, Volleyball 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Rock- bridge County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club 1; " Rat Daddy " Association 3, 2, 1; Club " 56 " 1. Go over the mountain for three miles and take a right on Route 11 at the intersection of Interstate 81. Proceed north seven miles and you reach Lexington. This is the way Fred " commutes " to the big yellow factory on the Hill. Fred has found time to maintain a good standing in the CE curriculum and be a main- stay of the " A " Company intramural pro- gram. September 1965 brought a change in Fred ' s appearance, but not his personality. For the first time he was wearing stripes. Fred took it all in stride and did a great job. We ' ll all be looking for you, Fred, in June of 71 at Alumni Hall. Best of everything to a true friend of the Class of ' 66. FREDERICK FISCHER BURKS Glasgow, Virginia Michael Davies Burton " Mike " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Commander Bravo Co. 1; Reserve Of- ficers ROTC Award 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Football, Softball 4; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Ranger 3, 1, Assistance Com mander 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Civil War Roundtable 3, 2. When the " Toink " came here, VMI was get- ting a Virginia boy with a California back- ground. Mike developed into ranker material almost immediately. His one burning ambi- tion was to become Bravo Company Com- mander, which he achieved. Mike, being a civil engineer, spent many long hard hours in the confines of N.E.B. and managed to join his Brother C.E. ' s in the line for that long-awaited handshake. Mike ' s warm per- sonality earned him many friends during his stay at the Institute and even the rats dis- covered it. Mike ' s future holds a career in the service, and we know that he will make an excellent and dedicated officer. Good luck in the fu- ture, Mike. Craig Douglas Caldwell " Jowls, " " Cheeks " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Gymnas- tics 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Bas- ketball 4, 3, Volleyball 1; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Assistant Coach for P.E. 3, 1; Bermuda Club 2, President 1. Courageous enough to uphold the beliefs and policies he had formulated, he was always willing to help anyone in need and always wild and ready for a good time (of any na- ture). No person can forget his humor and cheerfulness, and few girls will forget his ingenious tactics, though doomed from the start. But this was life at VMI, and he en- riched it for many, as he will undoubtedly continue to do in the years to follow. His was a constant search and striving for knowl- edge, but in the end he realized, as we all do, how little can be known, and we soon find ourselves precisely where we had begun. Craig has the ability to endure, and endur- ance marks the path to success. Albert Vandeventer Carr, Jr. " AI, " " Moby, " " Mo-rine " English; USMC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, 1st Sgt. 1; Intramural Football 4, 3; Soccer 2, 1; Softball 4, 3; Volleyball 2; English Society 1; Cadet Staff 3; Ring Figure Magazine Adver- tising Staff 2; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; IRC 3, 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Tanker Platoon 2; L ' Order Noble du Sept Magnifique 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Spanish 101- 102 4, 3, 2. Quee-queq to the bow, " Thar she blows! " and lo, the " Mo-rine " had been sighted; What had previously been secured by the Marines was taken into tow by " the Institute. " AI certainly " stands out " among the members of ' 66 as a true individual. Dedicating him- self to one goal — graduation and a commis- sion in " the Corps " — Moby ' s journey up the hill of knowledge for the past four years and three summers reminds one of the task of Sisyphus. AI was finally rewarded with some sergeant stripes which have proven to be more fatal than the double-0 prefix of James Bond. Best of luck from the Class of ' 66. ALBERT VANDEVENTER CARR, JR. Waterford, Virginia PATRICK LEOPOLD CHRISTOPHER CHANG-LO Hong Kong 3 ' Pe- T WARREN WILLIAM CHANNEL Portsmouth, Virginia Visarn Chanaratna " Wis " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Gymnastics 3; Indoor Track 2; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Ranger 3, 2, Commander 1; Armed Forces Club 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2. The cadet in charge stumbled and stuttered, trying to read the name. Finally, with an air of disgust, he blurted out, " Mr. C. " " Here, sir " was the sharp reply. None of us knew him back on that memorable September day, but it was not long before we had that pleas ure. Visarn ' s introduction to the good old U.S.A. came in the form of good old VMI. The place and the people may have seemed strange to him at first, but an old East Asian expression, " Gung Ho, " seemed quite famil- iar to him. He certainly found himself at home in the military system. Through four years at the Institute, Visarn excelled in all his aca- demics, and his overall achievements, secured for him the rank of lieutenant during his first class year. Still he found time to go out and head the Ranger unit through its paces. Good luck and best wishes. Patrick Leopold Christopher Chang-Lo " Pat, " " Hung-Low " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4; Intramural Swimming 4, Soccer 2, 1, Ping-Pong 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; New- man Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, 1; Salute Detail 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; IRC 3; Grub 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Tutor 1. Red China has come up with the ultimate in sabotage personnel. Disguised as a ranking first class private in our nation ' s top mili- tary base, Agent 00698754 (code name — Hung-Low) worked to upset the machinery of VMI. Naturally, this highly trained agent had to go through indoctrination, yet he com- pleted Phase 1 of the class system, posing as a Rat Daddy while still a Rat. Phase 2 of his plan was the accumulation of an enor- mous number of demerits to complicate the records while still exhibiting perfect military bearing. After four years, Agent 00698754 has completed Phase 3, graduation. He has the best wishes of his brainwashed-class- mates as he is turned loose on the world. Warren William Channel " Willie " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Softball 4, 3, Volleyball 1; Bomb Staff 3; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1; VMI " Command- ers " 4, 3, 2, Leader 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Drum Major 1; FTX Medic 3, 2. As the backbone of the VMI Commanders, Warren, better known at the Institute as " Willie, " works as hard with his music as with his academics. Willie is a talented musi- cian, being lead saxophone in the Command- ers and solo clarinet in the concert band. In addition, he is the most colorful cadet on the parade ground in his guise as drum major. Warren looks forward to weekends, furloughs, and other opportunities to visit a certain girl at Mary Washington. When Warren leaves VMI, it will be with mixed emotions. He will be glad to depart the Institute, but reluctant to leave his innumer- able friends. The members of ' 66 will hate to see him go, but they will always remember one of their finest Brother Rats. Peter Randolph Charrington " Pete, " " Rabbit " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Sgt. 1; Swimming 4; Monogram Club 1; Intramural Softball 2, 1, Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 4, 3; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet 4; Bomb Circulation Staff 1; Cheerleader 2, Head 1; Cape Cod Migratory Assoc. 3; Nassau Club 2, 1; IRC 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1. Pete is notorious for raising havoc with the local populations from Nassau, to Richmond, to Boston. His bright smile is also very famil- iar to many young ladies from the surround- ing Virginia colleges; in fact, his family stretches as far as T.C.U. and New York. It is hard to believe that he can be so true to so many at one time. We never could understand why Pete came from the bright lights of Philadelphia ' s Main Line to dingy old VMI. I guess he was just tired of accepting all those Deb. party invita- tions. He also probably thought it was high time that he got a little character. Herbert Basil Chittum, Jr. " Herbie, " " Head Milker " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Cross Coun- try 4; Intramural Football 1; Volleyball 1; ASCE 3, 2, Reporter 1; Rockridge County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighters 2, Chairman 1. One bleak day in September 1962, the " Head Milker " on the Circle HB Ranch had to leave the old homestead in Collierstown to join the VMI Corp of Cadets. From the beginning Herb was a little dissatisfied with his " home away from home " because the commandant re- fused to let him keep his " Cub " tractor in the room, and he even had to resign from the 4-H Club. However, everyone who knows Herb knows that nothing gets him down for long. Along with a warm and a genuine per- sonality, Herb has that wonderful trait of keeping high goals and a constant determina- tion to reach these goals. The future offers nothing less than success and a life enriched with friends and happi- ness. James Stewart Clarke, III " Hayroll, " " Bimbo, " " Fat Rat " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball Manager 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Basketball Man- ager 1; Intramural Football 3, Swimming 1, Volleyball 1; Civil War Roundtable 3, 2, Pres- ident 1; Deep South Club 1; " C " Com- pany 4, 3, 2, 1. The infamous " Bimbo " Clarke arrived at VMI, and the old place was never the same. There were those " PX checks " complete with no less than two box loads of " Goodies. " The third class year, he had become a confirmed career private. Only one thing did he sweat — running around the hill. The second class year taught him some valuable lessons, such as study. Alas, the first class year brought a thinner, sleeker, faster model Clarke to VMI, through a strong surge of constitution and the " Supe ' s " prodding. There has been a lot of kidding heaped upon Jim, and he has given back his fair share. But there were those serious moments when the chips were down, and he was there to help. PETER RANDOLPH CHARRINGTON Wynnewood, Pennsylvania HERBERT BASIL CHITTUM, JR. Collierstown, Virginia w ■ y JAMES STEWART CLARKE, III Columbia, South Carolina RONALD YOUNG CLOUGH Newport News , Virginia i J ALBERT ZABEL CONNER, JR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ronald Young Clough " Ron " English; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Sgt. 1; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4, 3; Track 4, 1; Intramural Cross Country; Volleyball; Glee Club 4, 1; Cadet Waiter 2, Head-Waiter 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Ron ' s first year at the Institute was quite com- parable to an initiation. His first semester was a most distressing one because he not only submitted himself to the misfortunes and rigors of the rat line, but also entered the academic abyss of the Electrical Engineering department. Realizing that this was not where he belonged, he became an English major. Being devoid of rank for most of his third- class year and all of his second class year, Ron ' s sleeve was finally soiled his first class year. He has not let this interfere, however, with his desire to serve others — a quality so manifest that he was very appropriately made head waiter. We all wish luck to Ron in all his efforts. Albert Zabel Conner, Jr. " A.Z. " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Gymnas- tics Manager 1; Intramural Soccer 1; Art Edi- tor, Ring Figure Magazine 2; Cadet Staff 2, 1 (Cartoonist); Author VMI Coloring Book 3; Civil War Roundtable 4; Glee Club 4; Class Emblem Committee 3; Ring Committee 3; Floor Committee 3; Fire Fighting 3; Presi- dential Provost Guard 3; New Cadet Cadre 2; Hop Committee 2, 1; Language Lab Ass ' t. 1; Museum Ass ' t. 1. " Hey look! It ' s Al Conner. Wind him up and see what he does. He marches. He does sabre — and or rifle — manual. He draws and paints. Isn ' t he great? Color him great. " That was a page from the famous VMI Coloring Book which never saw print . . . probably be- cause the author was afraid that no one would color him " great. " In every aspect of his cadet career, Al has ended up near the top, and this should con- tinue. Charles Robert Cooper " Bobbie, " " Coopsie " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Ten- is 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intra- mural Volleyball 1; Rat Daddy Association 3, 2, 1, Second Class Dyke Association 2, Crow ' s Nest 1. It is sad that so little space is allotted to de- scribe the attributes of such a noble person- ality. Devotion and the ability to perform un- der pressure have given Bobbie the reputa- tion of an outstanding tennis player. These qualities have had their carry-over in the classroom and have made him an excellent student. The future holds promise of a better life. Its requirements are a strong character and the will to succeed, possessed only by a few. It is with great pride that we, his Brother Rats, can consider him endowed with these qualities. It is unfortunate that these years must end, but the future is indeed bright and to this we look to Bobby and wish him complete success and happiness. CHARLES ROBERT COOPER Roanoke, Virginia Jackie Macon Cooper " Coop " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; Intramural Softball 4, Volleyball 4; ASCE 3 2, 1; Bone Sheet 4, 3, 2, 1; BSU 4; Summer School 4. 3, 2, 1; Society for Promotion of Sunday Morning Silence 4, 3, 2, 1. Jackie was a true neophyte when he passed through Jackson Arch four years ago. Besides meeting the demanding requirements of the CE department, Jackie has played basketball all of his cadetship. Never able to resist the charms of the opposite sex, our Basset Broth- er Rat looks forward to the time when he can get outside and look around for himself, al- though he seems well satisfied now. As a devout realist, Jackie upheld the tradition of the first class private in grand style. His keen judgment of people and friendly attitude to- ward everyone will be points that will score high for him in his pursuit of happiness, and he loves to be happy. Whatever road you may travel, " Coop, " we wish you the best. Carroll William Cowles, II " Bill " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Captain, Regimental S-3 1; Distinguished Aca- demic Student 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Air Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Fenc- ing Team 2, Sabre Cpt. 1; Cadet Staff 3, Con- tributing Editor 1; Wesley Foundation 4, 3; Fencing Club 3; Political Science Soc. 3, 2, Secretary 1; Hop and Floor Committee 1; IRC 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Va. Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Chicago Times ROTC Award 2. Upon discovering the true VMI, Carroll gave his powers of observation full rein. A grain of salt, a second look, then act — such were the keys he employed in troublesome situations. He has won the faith of those who have come in contact with him. It was not easy to un- derstand how " the Kid " managed to main- tain his academic record and balance his extracurricular schedule. Always devoted to his friends and his ene- mies, the Class of ' 66 wishes Bill the great- est success in life. Oliver David Creekmore " Ollie, " " O.D " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. Maj. 1; Intramural Volleyball 2, Capt. 1; Political Science Society 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2 1. Even though a dark night handicapped him, Sonny Bishop was still a master of hiding. Poor ole 01 found this out one April evening his third class year. After Ollie got tongue- tied explaining to George why a rat was in his hay that night, the grubby third became a running third. Even after a reprieve from L.B.J., the shine stayed on Ollie ' s shoes long enough to carry him to a sabre his first class year. Don ' t offer Ollie any French cooking, as French has kept him off Virginia Beach the past three summers. Even though he has been weighted down by it, he has maintained a respectable average. Barring any unforseen difficulties, Ollie will have a successful future ahead of him with his fine attitude on life; " You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out. " JACKIE MACON COOPER Basset, Virginia CARROLL WILLIAM COWLES, II Arlington, Virginia OLIVER DAVID CREEKMORE Portsmouth, Virginia CLIFFORD ANDREW CRITTSINGER Buffalo, New York JOHN WILLARD CROTTY Dallas, Texas Clifford Andrew Crittsinger " Cliff, " " Chris " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student; Indoor Track 4; Intramural Volleyball 3, 1; Canter- bury Club 4; VMI Ring Committee, Chairman 2; IRC 3, Vice President 2, President 1; Tim- mins Music Society 1; Cadet Manager, VMI PX 2, 1; Floor Committee 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Assistant Chairman, VMI Bloodmobile 2, 1. All of us have heard of " Mr. VMI, " the flashy man constantly attired in red, white, and yel- low who resides in Buffalo. Well, Cliff is an- other Buffalo boy, and he is also gung-ho, but to speak about Cliff is to speak with ad- miration. Although he is a Brother Rat of ' 64, he has become an integral part of our class. Among other things, we have him to thank for high PX prices. Cliff has his sights set on the Judge Advocate General ' s Corps, and with his combination of military bearing and good grades, he should have no trouble attaining his goal. John Willard Crotty " John " Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross-Country 3, 2, 1; Indoor and Out- door Track 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Rat Football; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; IEEE 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 4, 3, 2, 1; IRC 2, 1; EE Lab Assistant 1; Athletic Food Representa- tive 1. It seems that Rat football convinced John to pursue a track career, and since his third class year, he has eaten, slept, and lived that sport. His hard work has not been in vain, however. John has certainly been one of VMI ' s finest half-milers in quite some time. When John came back to us the fall of our second class year, he was the proud owner of a private airplane license and ever since has been jamming his few free weekends in the local air lanes. It is amazing how much territory this kid from Dallas can cover. Our most last- ing memory of John, however, will be his very congenial personality. There is nobody in barracks who could possibly have a bad word to say about him. Conversely, there is no one about whom John has said an ill word. Curtis Ray Crowder " Ray, " " Cockroach, " " DeGaulle " Biology; Army Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Swimming; Intramural Handball 1, Swimming 3, Volleyball 1; Virginia Academy of Science 2; Political Science Society 3; Salute Battery 2; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1; Investment Club 3; Hand-to-Hand Combat Cadre 3. " Cockroach " has had quite a distinctive ca- reer during his stay at the Institute. After an unblemished four years as a private, he is trying to postpone the continuation of service to his country in any way possible; this in- cludes marriage, dental school, anything. The reason behind Ray ' s avid disinterest in rank must have been his dyke, Band Company Commander! Without a doubt, Ray receives the award for the largest number of Bomb furloughs and the least number of advertise- ments over a period of three years. Some- thing, or someone, must have been occupying his time on those weekends. We all wish Ray and Mary Laine the best of luck in all their endeavors. CURTIS RAY CROWDER Richmond, Virginia Chalmers Terry Crump " The Sloth " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, Cpl. 3, Sup. Sgt. 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Manager " D " Company 1; Manager Rat PX 2, 1; Deep South Club, Treasurer 1; Second Class Dyke Association 2. Known by various nicknames, but invariably called " The Sloth, " Terry became more an accomplished Businessman than student dur- ing his four year stay at the Institute. His third class year was undoubtedly a low for him. Helen saw fit to throw a little flak his way, while " Sonny " Bishop put him on ice for six weeks in the April 19th Massacre. Terry rebounded his second class year with a memorable Ring Figure, and along with this came corporal stripes. Terry ' s presence has added many laughs and much good cheer to the entire barracks, but especially to his roomies. Good luck to a great buddy and Brother Rat. Raymond Charles Cullen " Ray, " " Barney " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Football 1, Swimming 4; Inter- national Relations Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2; Cape Cod Migratory Association 3, 2. " Barney " Cullen is the perfect privates ' Lieu- tenant. He is one of the few people to achieve military rank without creating animosity. This immediately suggests his unique abilities. First among his faces is Ray as the jovial clown. With his war stories of the " Cullen Clan " and ready sense of humor, he is one of those comedians who is never laughed at, always with. As a ladies man he is incom- parable. He can smoke more, eat more, ra- tionalize better, get better grades and study less than anyone around. Ray is also famous for his escapades at parties. But it must be remembered that Ray has a practical side. All who know him know a true friend. The future can hold nothing but good for Ray. William Ward Currence, Jr. " Bill, " " Raisins " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Pvt. 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 1; Wrestling 4, 1; Intramural Handball 4, 3, 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes. " Hey Jonesie, guess what I ' m going to do!! " This is what one might hear from this moun- taineer, on loan to Virginia for the past four years, from West Virginia. He carried his driv- ing desire to the gridiron where his athletic record is one of the best. A fine man in any- one ' s eyes, Bill should carry his pleasing personality far into the future. A veteran of two visits to the carpeting at the other end of the parade ground, Bill has paid several debts to the Institute. However, no one can deny the successes and future held in store for him from the plains of the Shenandoah Valley to the aisles of United Air Lines. We know that Bill will succeed; in view of his record at VMI, there can be little doubt that he will. CHALMERS TERRY CRUMP Miami, Florida " " ■ RAYMOND CHARLES CULLEN Topeka, Kansas WILLIAM WARD CURRENCE, JR. Charleston, West Virginia t DARRELL SAUNDERS DANIELS Norfolk, Virginia RICHARD DAVID DAUGHERITY, III Highland Park, Illinois « , Darrell Saunders Daniels " DarreN " Chemistry; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distin- guished Academic Student 3, 2; Rat Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track; Varsity Cross Country 3, 2, Indoor Track 3, 2, Out- door Track 3; Intramural Cross Country 2; ACS 2; Ring Figure Committee 2. Darrell worked hard at many pursuits — track, military, and especially academic, wearing stars for the last two years; and being this industrious in pursuit of academics paid off, being accepted to the University of Virginia Medical School after his second class year. Although he will not graduate with us in June of 1966, the Class of 1966 wishes him the best of luck at medical school and throughout life. He will always be remembered by his Brother Rats as a scholar, gentleman, and true friend. Richard David Daugherity, III " Daugs " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intramural Captain 1, Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Handball 3, 2, 1, Swimming 4, 3, Cross Coun- try 3, 2, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1. Willie Sutton, John Dillinger, " Machine Gun " Kelly, and other such heroes have put the name of Chicago on the map. A more recent, but not as famous, flower from that city is now in full blossom at VMI. " Daugs, " or " Darling, " as his associate in D.C. calls him, has a record which is not completely discour- aging. He works very hard at getting out of military duty, sleeping, and just plain, good, hard work. As in the case with most of the first class inmates at VMI, the Daugs ' term is about up. On June 12th, he and his associate, Kathy, will embark on the long parole (not patrol) of life and self-reliance. The pair will take with them the best from Dick ' s Brother Rats. David Ray Davis " Dave " Chemistry; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Mono gram Club 3, 2, 1; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramura Basketball 3, Volleyball 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1 Bomb Area Manager 3, Asst. Advertising Man ager 2; Rockbridge County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club. With noble emulation, Dave emerged from one hill in Lexington and presented himself as a gratifying spectacle to another. He was one of the very few golfers in our class who could leave his clubs at home and still use them. If life is synonymous with golf, Dave has teed off in fine style. Once he hits out of a two year sand trap, we should see some fabulous putting. Some lucky chemical firm will pick up our golfer, and if sales don ' t go up, it is because their clients all play bridge. We can be sure that as much business as possible will be carried out on the course, but suc- cess will prevail even with snow on the ground. So long, Dave, see you at the big 19th Alumni Hall. -V ' i ) DAVID RAY DAVIS Lexington, Virginia Graham Edward Dean " Snake, " " Shake-A-Leg " Physics; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpi. 3, Color Sgt. 1; Rat Basketball; Varsity Basketball 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, Basketball 3, 2; IEEE 2; A.I. P. 1; Ring Committee 2; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Assistant Section Leader. Roanoke Rapids High School produced a lad who was determined to whip VMI with his basketball ability and his southern drawl. Conquer VMI he did, excelling in both the E.E. and Physics Departments and on the Rat basketball court. His roommates finally taught him in two short years how to return a long distance phone call by himself! Shake-a-leg was always Graham ' s first call for formation and his frantic dashes to ranks would put any trackman to shame. It ' s an indisputable fact that Graham ' s future will be rich with success and happiness and that he will always have an abundance of friends because of his easy- going nature and his winning personality. Here ' s wishing a great guy the very best of luck. Martin Donohue Oelaney, III " Marty " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Color Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 2; Rat Football; Varsity Football Manager 3, 2; Intramural Volleyball 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Cadet Choir 4; Northern Vir- ginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; " 420 " Club; Florida Migration Club 2; IRC 2; New Cadet Cadre 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2. A biology major, Doc is slated to follow his VMI father in the Hippocratic Oath. There are few cadets wearing four stars this year like Marty. He holds the friendship of us all, and who wouldn ' t follow him? Why, we followed him as we duck-walked at our cadre resurrec- tion, and we followed him to his lockbox for money. " You ' re just trying to use me " is a familiar cry, and a true one. We have used Marty for four years as a Brother Rat and a friend whom we ' ve enjoyed knowing and being with. " It was such a nice party, " and who can ever forget his Ring Figure performance? The best of everything to you. Lawrence John DeMeo, Jr. " Aurence " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Sup- ply Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Football 2, Volleyball 1; Bomb Staff 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; International Rela- tions Club 2; Civil War Round Table 2, 1. Bagpipes, rousing Cavalry music, and Marty Robbins riding into El Paso — what ' s this? An unbelievable battle between Rob Roy and George Custer and the gunslinger? No, it ' s merely the record player in room 192, when De Meo, L. J., is seated behind the model tank and airplane strewn blotter. This all adds up to an interesting, if not overly unique, Keydet, but these things are all superficial. Larry is a hard man to know, as all potentially great military leaders are. College is merely a neces- sary stage for Larry, a prerequisite, for the things that lie in front. Thomas Hobbes may one day be delighted when he sees his ideal society take shape under the strong hands of this unforgettable man. LAWRENCE JOHN DeMEO, JR. Syosset, L. I., New York Michael Lee DeReus " Marty " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 3, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 2; Wesley Foundation 4, Treasurer 3; Scuba Club 2, Vice-President 1; Hop Floor Com- mittee 3; Cadet Waiter Club. " A comfortable life in a Spartan surrounding " has been Marty ' s motto. Excluding this fall, he has proved that a cadet can buck the sys- tem and not get caught. His all-purpose rec- ord cabinet, containing a refrigerator and fry- ing pan has outwitted the tac staff for three and a half years. Still Marty has managed to pile up a " decent " record as one of Doc ' s boys. However, all has not been an academic bed of roses, for the cry " there must be an equation for this somewhere in Schams " could be heard as Marty was pursuing pro- ficiency in Math and Physics. When all the unpleasant memories of VMI are gone, Marty ' s warm smile and desire to help will be clearly remembered. William Douglas Dermott " Bill " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Track 4; Intra- mural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Handball 3. 2, Soft- ball 2, 1; VMI Cadet Sports Staff 2, Editor 1; Newman Club 2; Timmins Society 2, 1; IRC 1. During his stay at the Institute, Bill ' s inter- ests have varied from such intellectual en- deavors as the Timmin ' s Music Society to athletics, where he has performed as a mem- ber of the varsity football team for the past three years. Yet in spite of these many extra- curricular activities, " Scruffty " has achieved an outstanding academic record and is con- sidered one of the top students in the his- tory curriculum. Not discounting his many accomplishments, Bill will be remembered most by his classmates for his easy going manner and friendliness toward everyone. Bill never has a bad word for anyone. Whatever he does, we ' re sure that success will follow him. Lothar Paul de Temple " Lothar " English; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distin- guished Academic Student 2; Cadet 4, 3, Con- tributing Editor 2, 1; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1; English Society 2, F.I. P. 1. 1; Honors Program 1; They say VMI consists of tradition and con- fusion, and it stands to reason that a little bit of both is inbred into all of us graduating from here. From his Aryan background Lo- thar has a tradition of blond hair and blue eyes. But confusion is another thing, for about the only thing that confuses Lothar long is women. During these four years he has tried both Engineering and English — like black and white — and in both he has proven his academic ability. But the female race con- quers even this power. He has a big smile and willing attitude to help his Br ' er Rats and his class on whatever they ask of him. It ' s part of him, and in the years to come we shall all remember him in that light. Best of luck from the Boys of ' 66. LOTHAR PAUL de TEMPLE Richmond, Virginia Joe Clyde Dictor " Joe, " " Gnome " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; VAS 3, 2; ASCE 2; Cadet Staff 4; J. M. Hall Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Moose Lodgers ' Association 3, 2, 1; Disenrolled Military Stu- dents Club 2, 1. " G-noooome! " Is this the mating call of some prehistoric monster? No, it is only the cry of an ordinary cadet who has spotted the one and only. Deriving his nick-name from what is said to be a distinct resemblance to some- thing straight out of Snow White, this mem- ber of our own " In-Crowd " is well-known to one and all. Recognize the rotund body, the waddle, the hairy mandible, the d-r-a-w-l? How could you help it? Joe ' s four years have created a near- legend at VMI, and as he leaves, it will be with the heartfelt best wishes of every mem- ber of the Corps. Good luck, Joe — you de- serve it. Toney Willimon Dillard " Doc " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Track Manager 4, 3; Intra- mural Football 3, 2, 1, Handball 1; Hop and Floor Committee 3, 2, President of Hop Com- mittee 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Interna- tional Relations Club 2, 1; First Class Advis- ory Committee 1; Rangers 3; Deep South Club 1; Paper Plane Detail 2; Number 5 " C " Man 2, 1. Doc came to the Institute with the thought of being a good student, a good cadet, and a top ranker. Doc did a fine job in the aca- demic field and was almost a perfect cadet. However, leaving an airplane pick-up detail put a black mark on his record in the Com- mandant ' s office. Doc was given the toughest of all positions in charge of Corps happiness. He has spent hours working for the Corps and received little acknowledgment. Doc is undoubtedly the only Hop Committee President to work off penalty tours at his own hop. Go get ' em, Doc! Steven Murray Doles " Zuni " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intra- mural Volleyball, Capt. 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 1; International Relations Club 3; Tide- water Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Dean ' s List 3, 2; " The Fabulous Rejects " 3, 2; Who ' s Who in Ameri- can Dunes 1; Cadre 2, 1. Steve has been able to brag of two great achievements while at the Institute. He has been able to put up with marching to class, and he still maintains the same opinion on marriage and girls — NIX. However, Steve has had his knocks. He soon found out that throwing mashed potatoes at the dinner table was frowned upon. He has also managed to put in three good summers in between ses- sions. One result of those well-known sum- mers is the infamous " Doles Beach Party Bundles. " Next year may find Steve playing his guitar in Europe, fighting in the war in South Viet Nam, or going to law school here in the United States. JOE CLYDE DICTOR Lynchburg, Virginia « , V v TONEY WILLIMON DILLARD Greer, South Carolina U? STEVEN MURRAY DOLES Virginia Beach, Virginia JEFFERSON SCOTT DOTSON Pound, Virginia DAVID SCHEARER DUNKLE Meadville, Pennsylvania Jefferson Scott Dotson " Scotty, " " Dirk " Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Sgt. 1; General Committee 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee President 1; Wrestling 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, Basket- ball 1, Wrestling 3, 2; Hop Committee 1; Bar- racks Sound Technician 1; Fire Fighting De- tail 2, 1; Back Room Club 3, 2, 1. Scotty has made good in all his academic ef- forts. We are fortunate to have this country boy with us because in him we find a com- bination of sincerity, honesty, and personal integrity that is highly respected by all who know him. The Class of ' 66 showed its confi- dence in him by electing him President of the RDC — a thankless, demanding job that either makes or breaks the Rats. Four years have come and gone, and as Scotty looks back he knows, like the rest of us, that there were good times and bad times, and that now there are other things to strive for in life. We wish you and Mary Ann the very best of everything. David Schearer Dunkle " Dunk " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 2, 1; In- tramural Tennis 1; Bomb Staff; Timmins Mu- sic Society 4, 3, 2, 1; English Society 2, 1; Political Science Society 3, 2. Dave came to VMI with expectations of gran- deur in a college life with which his high school days could hardly compare. But after only a matter of minutes on that fateful September day in 1962, Dave was petrified by the unreal, and the metamorphosis of a ju- venile delinquent began. Dave was quick to realize the value of an education and aca- demic achievement. He began to apply him- self assiduously to his studies and soon ac- quired the pseudonym of " Aristotle. " A sound body and mind became his goals, and vivid are the stages of his progression. Now a credit to VMI and with honors from the English Depar tment, Dave is off to exer- cise his literary and oratorical abilities in law. Success will be his, and that long-sought pool table waits. George Dickerson Dyer " Flash, " " Spiritual Leader " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Coun try 1; Intramural Football 3, 2; Rangers 2 Cadet Waiters 2, 1, Asst. Headwaiter 1; FIP 1 Virginia Academy of Science 3; Pioneer In vestment Club 1; Armed Forces Club 2; Blockrunners 1. Flash came from Danville with full knowledge of VMI ' s Spartan existence and prepared to meet its every challenge. The second class year brought with it a staggering academic load and the added responsibility of a cadet waitership. Many a morning he arose at the one minute turnout. After greeting the new day with a few choice phrases, he would dash madly down the stoop with tie and belt in hand, but seldom was he late. His first class year he rose to a position of leadership in that corps within the corps, the cadet wait- ers. In addition, this future armor leader de- cided that flying was better than riding and went out for FIP. George has been a loyal friend, a unique character, and an individual who could be serious and conscientious when it counted. GEORGE DICKERSON DYER Danville, Virginia John Stephen Eberhardt, Jr. " Jeb " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 1, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2; Rat Swimming; Cheerleader 2, 1; Varsity Swimming, Manager 1; Fencing Team 2; In- tramural Cross Country 4, 3, 2, Swimming 4, Football 2, 1; VMI Coloring Book; Ranger 3; Brookside 2; Club " 170 " 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Political Science Society 4, 3; Civil War Round Table 4, 3; S.P.B. 2, 1. " Jeb " strove for rank, his natural ability showed promise; however, he found the col- lege life and excitement of Brookside more in- teresting in the long run. No one knew pre- cisely what he was after, but his curiosity kept him going; experience became his teach- er, and he was quick to learn, 10-1-20. Whether in the T.V. room or the P.X., his Brother Rats knew they could find a helping hand, tennis partner, or companion for the C.I. Jeb cannot claim fame to any one aspect of VMI, but to the whole system, for he per- sonifies the well-rounded cadet. Ralph Edward Eckert " 7.0 " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Rat Swimming; In- tramural Football 4, 3, 2, Volleyball 1; Scuba Club 4; Commanders 2, Business Manager 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2; Club " 88 " 1. On September 6, 1962, Ralph entered this pleasant and healthful abode destined to become the manager of the VMI Command- ers. His interest in this field of his formal education was exceeded only by his undying efforts to escape the French Department. Al- though Ralph spends great quantities of time studying, he has never allowed it to interfere with his immense love for music. He dis- played this talent in the Regimental Band for four years and is recognized as one of the best musicians in the organization. Ralph could be counted on in all functions of the class. We are sure that he will succeed in life ' s many facets, even as an officer. To you, Brother Rat, we wish the best of luck throughout your life. William Wilson Edmunds, Jr. " Bill " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt, Lt. 1; Judo 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 2; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Baseball 3, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 4; Newman Club 4, 3, Treas- urer 2, President 1; Religious Council 1; Po- litical Science Society 3, Sec. -Treasurer 2, President 1; Ranger 3; Reserve Officer ' s As- sociation Silver Medal 3; L ' Order Noble Du Sept Magnifique 1. In spite of the many demands placed upon him, Bill has still managed to get away from it all and enjoy himself, for his is a familiar face at the SPE House on Saturday nights. With the broad background obtained from three majors, Bill is all set to leave VMI, as the go-go life suits him well. Time will never erase Bill ' s easy-going manner and his cheer- ful smile from the memory of all who knew him. No matter where your shiny GTO takes you, Bill, the Brother Rats of the Class of ' 66 wish you the best life has to offer. WILLIAM WILSON EDMUNDS, JR. Oxon Hill, Maryland Estel Emerson Elkins, Jr. " Pete " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Color Sgt. (Ret.) 1; Distinguished Military Stu- dent 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Soft- ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Tennis 3, Handball 3; Ring Figure Literary Staff 2; Bomb Staff 1; Con- tributing Editor, Cadet; English Society 2, Vice-Chairman 1; Armed Forces Club 2; Math- ematics Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2. Probably the most perceptive person to ever enter VMI, Pete is not from " anywhere, " can- not be categorized, and fortunately has not been changed by VMI. He is one of the few true students at VMI who has satisfied him- self first and been conscious of grades only secondarily. There are few of us who really knew Pete well, but those who did will all agree that he will make great contributions to the Army and to mankind, not only as a soldier, but as a scholar, humanitarian, and truly great man. Sam Earl English, II " Sam, " " Rock " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intra- mural Weight Lifting 1; Baptist Student Union 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Sam came to VMI with the idea of going to medical or dental school firmly entrenched in his mind. Unlike many of his Brother Rats, Sam has stuck to his goal. As if by habit, Sam still wakes up at 5:00 a.m. every M, W, F, grasping for his organic notes, which says nothing of the trials and tribulations brought on by Guptology. Despite the rigors of his academics, Sam still finds time to care for his long black locks. Among his more notable achievements is the fact that every day a letter awaited him in Box 268, despite the fact that his maximum literary output amounted to one letter a week. Having known him at VMI, we are sure that he will never fail in obtaining his goals. We all certainly wish Sam the best of every- thing in the future. Thomas Murray Evans " Tom, " " Tirm " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; RDC Vice- Pres. 1; Rat Golf 4, Varsity Golf 1; Intramural Basketball 4, Soccer 1, Handball 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Back Room Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1. Many parents were there to see their sons cross the big line at Jackson Arch, but Tom braved it alone and has gotten the job done since. Tom has two main interests: mountain climbing and women (in that order). Old House Mt. will never be the same after he and the " chin " are done. We are a little worried that Tom may be falling for that sweet girl from Arlington; maybe he can recover. Tom has pulled some crazy ones in his time, l ike trying to rappel out of 337 without a rope! Few will forget the three-legged chair at Ring Figure or his loss to the B.V. lip! As a friend and roommate, Tom deserves to be rated among the very best. THOMAS MURRAY EVANS Arlington, Virginia 93 Peter Vincent Farley " Pete, " " Pinky " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Foot- ball 4; Intramural Football 3, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4; IRC 3; Floor Com- mittee 2; Hop Committee 1; Ring Committee 2; Brookside 2; Firefighting 3, 2; Cape Cod Migratory Association 3. Pete is probably the only one in the class who can say that he slept through one of the fre- quent resurrections his rat year. Pete holds another rare record in that he ' s probably one of the few to defy the claws of the Eagle and live to tell about it. Most of his second and first class year was spent answering to the toot of the familiar blue Super Sport. On the weekends that he did remain in barracks, he could be found at Lexington ' s answer to Brooks Brothers, acting as clothes repre- sentative for Alvin-Dennis. Pete will leave VMI in June, and whatever path he chooses, we feel that he won ' t be alone for long. Evan Ragland Farmer " Raff, " " Ferm " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3, 2, 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Honor Court 2, Prosecutor 1; Intramural Handball 3, 2, 1, Tennis 2; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 3, 2; Cadet Staff 4; Floor Committee 3; Hop Committee 2, Vice- President 1; Ring Committee, Treasurer 2. Achievement and potential personified are the distinguishing characteristics of this individ- ual. Yes, the leaves were green when Evan arrived on " campus " in the fall of 1962, and in his case they were to remain in perennial blossom. Summer Camp, the cottage with Jay and his " sails, " Uncle Sam, tennis, the warm glow of a fireplace, martinis, and a soft rack are dear to his heart. We await with anticipation the future ac- complishments of " Raff " . We hope that his dream of helping others through medical re- search will become a reality. Evan, we extend to you our sincere thanks, lasting respect, and farewell. James Craig Filson " Filbert " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intra- mural Handball 4, 1, Volleyball 1; J. M. Hall 4, 3, 2, 1; Skindiving Club 3, 2; Rangers 3, 2; Gun Club 1. When he entered VMI in the fall of 1962. Jim was undecided as to the future and what it held. The " rat bible " calls the first year here The Tempest, but for Jim it lasted longer. Perhaps it was the streak of romanticism that every cadet possesses that led him to decide upon a military career. This was as much a surprise to him as it was to those who knew him. Since that decision, he has tried to prepare himself to give his fullest. He might seem like a quiet person, but he ' s listening and thinking all the time-waiting for the right moment. He ' s tried to round out his education be- lieving that understanding is the foundation of knowledge. When he graduates, he ' ll look back and smile; thinking " all ' s well that ends well. " PETER VINCENT FARLEY Medina, Ohio EVAN RAGLAND FARMER Richmond, Virginia JAMES CRAIG FILSON Oecatur, Illinois ROBERT NEIL FISHER Richmond, Virginia t» JOHN DANIEL FORE Sandston, Virginia Robert Neil Fisher " Neil, " " Duck " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4, 3; Intramural Lifting 1; IEEE 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Math Club 3, Vice-President 2; Bridge Club 2, Co-Manager 1; Salute Battery 3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1; Wednesday and Saturday Afternoon Hiking and Rifle Club 4, 3, 2, 1. The Duck came to VMI in September of ' 62 with a good deal of apprehension about such things as a Rat Line, which he had heard various alumni praise vociferously, but dis- covered the rat line was some sort of night- mare. His web feet stood him in good stead when he tried out for the swimming team but dismayed the foot sloggers ' recruiters. Duck soon distinguished himself as the only EE who was an addict to both cigarettes and Bridge. Duck is interested in research and development, but the only research and de- velopment he is liable to do is to find an easier way to open a beer can. John Daniel Fore " Gopher " History; USMC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Swimming 4, Handball 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 1; IRC 4, 3. 2, 1; Hop Committee 3, 2, 1; Rangers 3, 1; Timmins Society 2, 1; Ring Committee; Copy Editor, Bomb 1. If the terms aware, sincere, and personally honest are not often used to describe a cadet, it is because few deserve the distinction. Those who know John well will realize that he is the exception. Each man leaves the Institute searching for success; some will find it, but few will recognize it when they do. John will leave with an advantage over most of the Class of 1966 because he does know what this is, or more importantly, what this is not. It is yet impossible to say which of us will achieve this elusive goal; most cannot or will not because they are blind to it. But, if determination, ability, and sincerity are the deciding factors, John will certainly find his goal. Thomas Shelton Foster " Snookie " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Wres- tling; Varsity Wrestling 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1. From the " All-American City " of Norfolk, Va. came a slightly obese young man who was to become as notorious at VMI as he was in Norfolk. Snook excelled in sports. Not only was he lifeguard of the training room ' s whirl- pool, but he also muscled his way to second place in the 1964 Southern Conference Tournament. Due to problems with the Vir- ginia A. B.C. stores, Snook applied for an educational delay d uring the middle of his second class year. Snook ' s ability to lift the morale of the school and to make friends has made him a person whom the Class of 1966 will never forget. The continued humor and lasting friend- ship that Snook has given us will remain with his friends as long as they live. Good Luck Snookie, and see you in 1971. THOMAS SHELTON FOSTER Norfolk, Virginia Robert Forrest Fowler, II " Bob, " " Gink " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Gymnastics 1; Intramural Football 2, 1, Track 4, 3; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE Reports Committee Chair- man 1; Baptist Student Union 3; Ring Figure Committee 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Nas- sau Redneck ' s Club 2; Steele ' s Tavern Elite 2, 1; Political Science Society 3; Cadet Usher 2, 1. With a golf club in one hand and black socks in the other, a golden-haired beachbum from the land of the " Rising Sun " hung ten through Jackson Arch and shot the curl into the guard room. Once an upperclassman, Bob decided that the best time at school was when he was away, and his years have been high- lighted by many notorious trips to the closer girls ' schools. Bob was always one of the friendliest people in the world to us; his will- ingness to help others along and his desire to accomplish a purpose at VMI won the re- spect of everyone. James Eli Freeman, Jr. " Butch " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Intramurals 1; Cadet Staff 2; Band Company 4, 3, 2; VMI Commanders 2; Civil War Round- table 4, 3. 1; International Relations Club 1; Fire Fighting 1. Four years ago, the state of Indiana sent to " the healthful and pleasant abode " its solu- tion to the VMI Cad et in the form of " Jimbo. " Coming to the Institute ' s hallowed walls with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, slightly tainted with an interest in military endeavor, he attacked all barriers which he found in his path saxophone in hand, felling with typical " Northern Know-how " even the staunchest adversary. A constant worrier about his stud- ies, and always complaining about how poorly he did on that last English History test, " Jimbo " still managed — much to the chagrin of his roommates — to maintain a solid " B " average. As we now prepare to depart along our paths, we wish you the best of everything. Harvard Landon Furman, Jr. " Harvey " Electrical Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; IEEE 2, 1; Civil War Roundtable 2, 1; Va. Acad, of Science 4, 3; Political Science Society 4, 3, 2, 1; IRC 4, 3, 2, 1; Rangers 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Math Club 3, 2, 1; Radio Club 3, 2, 1; FIP 1. Harvey, like his brother rats, had his blacks and blues in those first months at Virginia Mil., but with his perserverance and good nature, he settled down to more important things, like electronics and his girl. If he wasn ' t writing to his one and only, it was to electrical shops all over the states. Harvey was also known for his cynical but humorous nature, and there was Ring Figure for Harvey with those " Brother Rat spirits " and late hours. There ' s little doubt of the happiness and success Harvey and Jennifer are destined for. Wishes of good luck go out to him and for his plans in the hope that they will turn out even better than the 4 years he served " on the Hill. " HARVARD LANDON FURMAN, JR Wilson, Arkansas 1 1 O GEORGE WILLIAM GEHR Springfield, New York i EDWIN ARNOLD GENDRON, JR. Roanoke, Virginia { JOSEPH MITCHELL GESKER Catonsville, Maryland George William Gehr " Bill " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Swimming 4, Track 4; Intramural Swimming 4, Wrestling 3, Soccer 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Wesley House 4; Tanker Platoon 2, Sgt. 1; Soccer Club 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2; VMI Summer School 3, 2; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1. Bill, with his mind made up for a military edu- cation, decided that VMI was the best school for him. On that memorable day in Septem- ber 1962, he entered Jackson Arch as a Civil Engineer ready for the hard work ahead of him. Ranking high in his Military Science class and a chance at an RA Commission.it is obvious that he will make a good officer. But. we ' re afraid the call of domestic life and Civil Engineering are stronger than that of the military. If he be tanker or engineer, our best wishes go with him, and we hope that happiness be the keynote of his future. We know that he will succeed in whatever he attempts. Edwin Arnold Gendron, Jr. " Eddie " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3, 2, Handball 2; New- man Club 4, 3, 2; Political Science Club 3; Pioneer Investment Club 3; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 1; IRC 1; Ponderosa 1; Painter ' s Union 2. It is quite reasonable to assume that some- one, somewhere has said that motivation is the key to success. Well, if someone has said it, Eddie never heard him. Ed has managed to achieve the success — but left off the motiva- tion. Many will never know the answer to the question of how he has maintained a credit- able academic average and has still found time to excel in so many extracurricular fields. Eddie, one of the hallowed group of four year privates, is planning a career in law, and there is no doubt that a man of such varied interests and abilities will achieve success and credit in his chosen field. Joseph Mitchell Gesker " Butch " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Varsity Baseball 3, Swim- ming 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Swimming 2, 1; Newman Club 2, 1; International Relations Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rangers 3. Down from the cavalry compound at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, this Brother Rat came riding through the famous and much feared arch knowing well his qualifications and ex- pecting an interesting four years. He immed- iately set to making himself " pretty " for meals, dyking out in the middle of the night, making weekly visits in search of Janie, and studying on varied occasions. This digestor of " cool guys, " better known as the " 007 of 211, " has found little to stand in his way. With the end drawing near, we predict that Joe will find happiness and complete success in whatever field he decides to endeavor. Wherever " Ranger Joe " goes, there ' s bound to be that olive drab cover and ear to ear grin. Tarleton Lee Gillespie " Dizzy, " " The Red Baron " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 4; F.I. P. 1; Rockbridge County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Dawn Patrol 1; Political Science Society 1; Fire Fighting Section 2. " Diz " is quite an extraordinary person. He stumbled into the grasps of the Institute just as the rest of us, although he didn ' t have to stagger as far. He lives in Natural Bridge. His light-hearted ways and ability to seek out total happiness in any situation is " Diz ' s " idea of life. " One should sample as many of life ' s spices as possible and then select the one that tasted best. " Possessing the rare quality of timed humor, " Diz " could also discuss any topic seriously. His presence in any group is always welcomed so we wish him not " Farewell, " but " see you again soon. " Richard Lewis Goodall " Dick, " " Po ' h, " " Meat " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Disciplin- ary Committee 1; Swimming Team 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football, Volleyball; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Wesley Foundation 4; S.P.B. 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; First Place FTX Tank Crew 2; Club " 170 " 1. Somewhere somebody said that Po ' h would be a success, or was it a Fortune Machine? Nevertheless, how could a Southern Confer- ence Swimming champ like Po ' h fail to be famous someday? If he would just get out of the rack once in a while. Already he is well on his way to being a big entrepreneur, as can be readily seen by just looking at his little black debt book where he keeps all the rec- ords of the money he lent out to his Brother Rats. Knowing Dick has been a pleasant experi- ence. We know that whatever he does he will uphold the name of VMI and be successful in all his future endeavors. Robert Lee Gordon, Jr. " Flash " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, Cpl 2, Sgt 1; Cross Country 4; Glee Club 4. Being a man of so many talents, Flash has had a most difficult time dividing his time among his studies of history, the arts, and his pastime as an amateur psychologist. Flash, when not studying Hobbes, Plato, Des- cartes, Freud, or Spinoza, could be found analyzing handwriting for some client. Young Flash has probably survived more flack than any of the World War II aces. While Flash has always complied with the laws in Part III of the VMI Regulations, he has still managed to apply his creative imagination to some projects upon which a certain major might look disapprovingly. To his class. Flash is known as a considerate and helpful Brother Rat who with smiling face is always there to help. We all wish him the best of luck when he leaves, and we know that he will succeed in his graduate work in Hospital Administra- tion. TARLETON LEE GILLESPIE Natural Bridge, Virginia RICHARD LEWIS GOODALL Haverford, Pennsylvania ROBERT LEE GORDON, JR. Richmond, Virginia William Arthur Gore, III " Gore-Mox, " " Gorlets, " " Squeak, " " Bill " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Tennis 1; Library Ass ' t. 3, 2, 1; Tanker Platoon 2; Pi- oneer Investment Club 2, 1; James H. Max- well Scholarship 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; F.I. P. 1. " Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder how I got here. " Here ' s how. After being denied admission to the Naval Academy, Bill came to VMI hoping to follow a brilliant military career. After one month at VMI he didn ' t know what he wanted. Finally after twice changing majors in that one " oasis of learning " at VMI, Scott Ship Hall, he has remained there ever since . . . emerging only for meals, afternoon " hori- zontal lab " , weekends, and vacations. Though small in stature, he is large in spirit. Some may be honored by the Institute and others may be honored by cheering fans, but Bill will always be honored as being one of the best Brother Rats of our class. WILLIAM ARTHUR GORE, III Amherst, Virginia Robert Preston Graves " Preston " Physics; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Wrestling 3, 2, 1; AIP 3; Debate Club 2, 1; Investment Club 1; Cheerleader 2, 1. Preston is the kind of intellectual that one is always trying to evaluate. He has proven that intellect can not always be determined by the numbers one through ten, which is an obsession with many. Instead of pursuing a vague number in a vague system, Preston has pursued stimulation in the Elysian Fields of reading and argumentation — just try to argue with him. His future is anybody ' s guess, but a lovely blonde from Mary Baldwin is bound to make herself a part of it — good luck Nancy. Preston will always be remembered as an " honest " friend and if not an " honest " friend then an " honest " enemy, but either way you will find no hypocrisy in this wild-eyed cadet pressing up the hill of physics. Good luck from the class of ' 66; we know you ' ll suc- ceed in whatever you try. ROBERT PRESTON GRAVES APO New York, New York i I THOMAS WAYNE GRAY Newport News, Virginia Thomas Wayne Gray " Ole Tom " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Supply Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 2, 1; Cadet Chapel Choir 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; English Society 2, 1; Library Ass ' t. 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Tankers Platoon 2, 1; 1964 New Market Reenactment; " 420 " Club; Europe 3, 2; South America 2; New Cadet Cadre 1. Wayne matriculated as another " Swamp Rat " from Tidewater. His cadetship has been mark- ed by several notable " firsts. " First with four- teen informal photos of himself in one Bomb; first to talk himself out of a 70mph radar speeding ticket; only cadet excused to go to Appomattox for the Centennial. We can picture our first reunion; Alumni Hall, a southern gentleman in red, white, and yellow and a blonde, raising his ?th mint julep and cheering " E " Company onto the hill. Herbert Roberts Green, Jr. " Buddy, " " Canoe " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Color Sgt. 1; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Softball 3, Volleyball 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Wesley Fellowship 4; Glee Club 4, 3, Business Manager 2; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE Program Planning Committee; Firefighting 2, Section Leader 1. Four years ago a quiet, innocent, shy lad left the marsh country of Tidewater and came to the mountains to become " educated. " His first night of cadre made noticeable additions to his vocabulary, and four years made a noticeable change in his personality. With the addition of barracks language and Dan Burger, Bud soon became an " ideal cadet. " Bud has had several isolated instances when he did not maintain his usual poise. The " stoopies " remember these. They had to clean the O.C. ' s window. His roommates will not let him forget the time he wore his uni- form, instead of a tux to Pat ' s Ring Dance at West Hampton. Bud also ordered a booklet entitled " How to Plan your Marriage. " James Michael Gregg " Jimmy " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2; Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Col- leges and Universities; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross-Country 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, Football 3, 2; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Civil Shaft. Who else could spend 23 1 2 hours sleeping and still be the first ranking C.E.? Well, even Jimmy has a difficult time sleeping that long — he has to wake up every once in a while in class to set the instructor right. Being serious, Jimmy could possibly be labeled the " perfect student. " He not only passes sub- jects with high grades, but he learns to apply them with common sense — a trait required of all good engineers. As graduation draws close, Jimmy ' s thoughts turn to the enjoy- able life that he has been awaiting for four years. As the job offers flow in, visions of a Corvette, girls, and the outside life flow through Jimmy ' s mind. William Allen Gregory " Bill " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Religious Council 1; Glee Club 4; IRC 2, 1; Fire Fighters 2; Florida Movement 2. Quiet, mannerly, good-natured, and southern gentleman are four adjectives applicable to Bill, but perhaps his foremost character- istic is his desire to do well. To earn good grades and to carry a sabre during the first class year were two aspirations Bill matricu- lated with, and now they have become reality. There is, however, a less serious side of his personality. Practically everyone likes a Moose Lodge party, and Bill is no exception; a change of atmosphere is always nice, and to add a little diversity, Bill has spent a summer vacation in Europe, charmed by fine liquors, women, and culture. It would be foolish to say Bill has never complained about VMI, but one can rest assured that after gradua- tion, the reputation of the school will be upheld by him. HERBERT ROBERTS GREEN, JR. Newport News, Virginia JAMES MICHAEL GREGG Richmond, Virginia WILLIAM ALLEN GREGORY Burkeville, Virginia THE FIRS Nelson Smith Groome, III " Nellie, " " Hootsy " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; In- door Track, Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Intramural Football 1, Cross Coun- try 4, Basketball 2; Episcopal Young Church- men; English Society 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; 1966 Ring Figure Committee 2; In- ternational Relations Club 2, 1; Corps Activi- ties Committee; Summer School 4, 3, 2; So- ciety for the Promotion of Silence on Sunday Mornings 4, 3, 2, 1. Nellie came to VMI prepared to make his four year stay at the Institute one of fun, frolic, furlough, and finesse. During his stay, Nel- lie worked his way up to the position of Pres- ident of the VMI Television Club, cultivated to perfection his favorite pastime of partying, upheld the tradition of the four year private, and still found time amid this busy schedule to get in some academic endeavor. The Brother Rats of ' 66 send " Don Quix- ote " Groome off to fight the Windmills of the world with their best wishes. Edward Francis Guida " Ed, " " Brillopad " Electrical Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student; Who ' s Who In American Colleges and Univer- sities 1; Rat Rifle team 4, Varsity Rifle Team 3, 2, Rat Rifle Mgr. 1; IEEE 2, Vice-Chairman 1; BOMB staff 3; Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Trus- tee 2, 1, Pres. 1; EE Lab Asst. 3, 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 1; Deep South Club 1; Royal Order of the Orange Ostrich 2, 1. Ed, known as the Georgia Road Runner, has had his road running limited these last four years by a great mystic power. But he will return to his native state to pursue the finer things of life — graduate school? There seems to be a great deal of speculation as to how this higher education will be pursued. Ed has won many a friend at VMI. His dy- namic personality and instant wit have sur- vived four years and are certain to flourish in the future. Ed has met the enemy and emerged quite victorious and will continue to do so in the future. Herbert Hayden Guyton, III " Buds " Chemistry; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4; Intramural Softball 3, 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; F.I. P. 1; Davis ' Basement Chem- istry Parties 3, 2, 1; Dean ' s List 3. Herb came to VMI with the intention of be- coming a high school chemistry teacher, but somewhere along the route, white contrails overshadowed the reagent bottle. To those few who know Herb well, " you ' uns " means four years of a friendship never to be for- gotten. There is much of the old American in Herb, the love of simple things, hunting, machinery, and the courage to believe in something greater than himself. Still, there remains a healthy enjoyment of friends, sports, women (although not yet woman), and life itself. Many years from now, the trivial things of VMI will be only a time-shrouded memory; if hope writes the poetry of the boy and memory that of a man, the aged poetry of a few men will be much richer because of Herb. HERBERT HAYDEN GUYTON, III Uniontown, Pennsylvania Bernard Francis Halloran " Bernie " English; USMC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt. 1; Judo 3, 2, 1; Fencing 1; Bomb 4, 1; Cadet 4, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; IRC 4, 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, 1; VMI Rangers 3, 2, 1; Tanker Platoon 2, 1; L ' order Nobel du Sept Magnifique 1; New Cadet Cadre 2, 1. " Who was it that first said that man does rotten things only because he doesn ' t know where his real interests lie, that if he were en- lightened about his true interests, he would immediately stop acting like a pig and be- come kind and noble? It is well established that a man will not act deliberately against his own interests . . . What about the millions of facts that show that men, deliberately and in full knowledge of what their real interests were, spurned them and rushed in different directions? They did so at their own risk with- out anyone advising them . . . stubbornly working their way in darkness. " — Dostoevski Thomas Gray Hamrick " Tom " Physics; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2; Cross Country 4, 3, Manager 1; Indoor Track, Outdoor Track 4, 3, Manager 2, 1; Monogram Club 1; Intramural Cross Country 2; Ameri- can Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 3. A tall, lanky Richmonder, Tom arrived branded a Brother Rat of the Class of 1966, VMI. It is probably as such that he would like to be remembered, primarily a member of our class and then of the Corps. Realism, honesty, and a dry wit run through our Tom ' s personality, and combining objectivity with wit often makes for rather potent statements. While the unending chain of lab reports and problems often led to nights of unauthorized " late study, " afternoons were filled with Tom ' s true love, track. The last year ensues, and the end of cadetship approaches, yet the donning of civilian clothes will not materially effect Tom ' s spirit shown during his years as a Bre ' r Rat. BERNARD FRANCIS HALLORAN Union City, New Jersey THOMAS GRAY HAMRICK Richmond, Virginia k 1 ilSfct mm s ; »» « James Cunningham Hannah " Jim " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Base- ball 4, 3; Intramural Football 4, 1, Softball 3, Handball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club; " No. 5 " Club. GOOD GRIEF!!! From somewhere in the back of the matriculation line came an exclama- tion that was to become a familiar one within the Barracks during the next four years. Jim shared a measure of grief with his classmates for having participated in extra-curricular and illegal activities, but he always came bounc- ing back with a shrug of the shoulders, and a smile. Reared in Southern tradition, Jim is proud of his heritage. A man of conviction, he enjoyed arguing the weighty issues of the day, and he did it effectively, without losing touch with the world of parties, play, and other sweet diversions. A lively imagination and a love of good times, tempered by a sense of responsibility should speed Jim to his goals, and with him go our best wishes. - » JAMES CUNNINGHAM HANNAH Richmond, Virginia THOMAS HOWARD HARREL, JR. Winnfield, Louisiana HORACE EUGENE HARRINGTON, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia - v Thomas Howard Harrel, Jr. " Tommy " Physics; PLC-USMC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Golf 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Wrestling 3, 2, 1; AIP 4, 3, 2, 1; Deep South Club 1. Out of the swamp he comes, eyes glued to the ground, concentration written all over his face. CONCENTRATION CAMP — Quantico, Va. It ' s that man among Marines, Tommy " Ches- ty Puller " Harrel, just in from a rough 18 holes in the Marine Invitational Fox Hole Hopping Contest. There he goes back to the 19th hole. That man who learned guerilla tactics from a wrestling coach, laughter from a system, and golf from a television, T. H. Harrel, Jr. We readers of the ' 66 Bomb, particularly we of the Physics cult, will always have as a part of us that little twangy 130 lb. scraper who was a good friend. If the love of friends is the measure of a man, then Tommy is of the order of magnitude of 30 mega-Erfs as is intuitively obvious to the conscientious student. Horace Eugene Harrington, Jr. " Gene " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Track 4, Cross Country 4, Num- erals; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1; Baseball 3, 2. 1; ASCE3, 2, 1. From Tidewater four years ago came a swamp rat to the mountains of Virginia. Gene was quite running in his rat year, running for the rat cross country team, that is. After winning his numerals, he turned to his third class year with serious thoughts of hitting the books. The next two years were filled with studying, more letters, and occasional hand- ball games squeezed into the busy schedule. After proving his worth at summer camp, Gene came back to VMI for his first class year ready for more studying and letter writing. Although we don ' t expect Gene to make it big as a singer in the years to come, we do know that in everything else he will have no trouble succeeding. ' 66 wishes him the best of luck. Richard Davis Hartman " Dee " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1. As a rat, Dee successfully encountered all the trials and tribulations of the almighty system. In his third-class year, he captured a set of lance corporal ' s stripes and an hon- orable mention on the All-Southern Confer- ence baseball team. Later in the year he forsook the spit-and-polish to devote himself to the academic part of VMI. We must admit, however, that this devotion was (and has been ever since) shared by a young lady in Fredericksburg. We can be sure that Dee will always be remembered as a sincere, hard-working, gen- erous friend, and as a true Brother Rat. We wish him every success in the world, for he has done everything to deserve it. RICHARD DAVIS HARTMAN Petersburg, Virginia John Robert Hartung " Jack " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Southern Conf. Champs 1964; Gulf South Classic Champs 1965; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Bone Sheet 4, 3, 2, 1; Pittsburgh Club; Summer School 4, 3, 2; Society for the Promotion of Sunday Morning Silence 4, 3, 2, President 1. The " Jolly Green Giant " has become a famil- iar sight to everyone in the Corps. It ' s not easy being the tallest man in our system, because the laws of survival in this Spartan existance do not take kindly to the easily recognized, but Jack has solved this problem like all the others, with finesse. The soporific atmosphere of VMI made Morpheus one of Jack ' s favorite deities, but he resisted this temptation enough to realize his goal of graduation. This man came to the Institute a Yankee, but it didn ' t take long to realize that he was a " rebel " at heart. His disposi- tion and personality have made many friends for Jack. These qualities will be a valuable asset to him in his career, " may it be restful. " Thomas Royster Harvey " Tom, " " Leprechaun " Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, 1; Intramural Swimming 3; IEEE 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 2, 1. Tom, a product of many years in the Florida sunshine, entered the robot factory knowing little of what fate had in store. June will find Tom on top of the heap in the EE depart- ment and at the bottom in the rank depart- ment. When Tom looks back on his years here, he will remember all of his Glee Club trips, all the times he almost fell in love, his clean sleeves that almost grew stars, and the few times he had money. Tom looks ahead to a shining career as an Air Force jet jockey, which will be a great loss (?) to the EE pro- fession, but the fulfillment of a big dream. We say goodbye to Tom knowing that his big smile and big ambitions will bring him every success. William Dallas Hawfield, Jr. " Hufu " Physics; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1, Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Football 4; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Honor Court 1; American Insti- tute of Physics 4, Treas. 3, Sec. 2, President 1; Cadet 4; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Episcopal Chaplain ' s Committee 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2. 1. " Bowling Ball, " as Bill was aptly called his Rat year, from observing his brain-hou sing group, has compiled a splendid record here at his home away from home. A firm believer in the theory that education does not come only from books, he has managed to squeeze num- erous extra-curricular activities into his stren- uous schedule, the most famous of which is his prowess on the wrestling mats. Whatever he does, his tremendous ability to get along with people will insure him of success. WILLIAM DALLAS HAWFIELD, JR. Buenos Aires, Argentina ■ w= 7uwjM| ■ v! — Vj . i - . MARVIN ORTENSE HERBAUGH, JR. Front Royal, Virginia Marvin Ortense Herbaugh, Jr. " Butch " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Swimming; Intramural Swimming 1; Cadet Business Staff 4, 3; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Tanker Platoon 1; Front Royal Club 4, 3, 2. 1; VMI Summer School 4, 3, 2; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1. Butch hails from the apple district of the Valley. Beginning as a pre-med. biology in hopes of becoming a future dentist, he is still in biology, but has his sights set on just as noble a profession, a regular Army Officer. On many a Saturday afternoon one could see Butch hiking over the hill with his shootin ' iron on his hip. He also made out all right indoors, as a lovely young lady from Fayette- ville, N.C. can readily verify. All who know him will testify that his quick wit and friendship can be depended upon for any occasion. We all wish Butch the best of everything in life. William John Higgins " Bill " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Social Committee 4, 3, 2, 1; SCDA 2; Intramural Wrestling Captain 1, Soccer 1; ASCE4, 3, 2, 1. Bill ' s goal at VMI was recognition in Civil En- gineering. With the clean sleeve appealing to him with but one exception, his third class year when he told Slim to go all the way, the Bucking Bald-Headed Chicken-Plucker appeared. When the rankers failed to notice his effort. Bill went back to the books, and back to the old " so what " attitude which he retained in extreme form at Summer Camp. Since his dyke was a second classman, Bill saw no reason why he shouldn ' t have one too. With the G.C. ban circumvented, the Second Class Dyke Association was formed, and Big Fred went to work in 257. Bill ' s attitude about life has given every- body around him the same attitude, and en- abled us to brush off the frustrations of VMI. Edwin Yarbrough Hines " Ed " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Tennis; Varsity Tennis 3, Captain 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Richard J. Booth Memorial Cup 2; Intramural Soccer 4, 3, 1, Tennis 3, Tennis Champion 3; Cadet 3, 2; Bomb 2, Sports Editor 1; Sounding Brass; Editor-in-Chief 1; Bullet 1; English Society, Secretary-Treasurer 2, Chairman 1; Life In- surance Committee 2, Chairman 1; Ring Fig- ure Committee 2; Pioneer Investment Club 3, 2, 1; Civil War Round Table 3; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2; Deep South Club 1; Magpies, Gang 3, 2, 1. Glancing at his casual gait, one might think Edwin was persistently in trouble, but he was so submerged in outside interests, that the Tac ' s never discovered him. As a result, he never has walked a penalty tour. Although quiet and unassuming, he was inevitably chosen to organize almost any group he was associated with, whether it was academic, athletic, literary, or social. EDWIN YARBROUGH HINES Lookout Mountain, Tennessee Richard Kennon Hines, V " Rich " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Rat Tennis; Varsity Tennis 3, Captain 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; In- tramural Soccer 4, 2, 1, Tennis Runner-Up 3; Assistant Sports Editor, Bomb 2, Editor-in- Chief 1; Bullet, Editor-in-Chief 1; Contributing Editor Cadet 1; Publications Board Award 2; Ring Figure Committee, Chairman 2; Hop Floor Committee 3, 2, 1; Publications Board 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 3, 2, 1; Eng- lish Society 2, 1; Richard J. Booth Memorial Cup 2; Deep South Club 1; Life Insurance Vice-Chairman 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2; Magpies, Gang 3, 2, 1. It would seem rather anti-climatic to simply write a brief summary of Richard ' s four years at VMI. The list of honors preceding this ar- ticle is testimony to a successful cadetship; and, for that matter, so is this annual. Donald Leslie Holmes " Don, " " Donnie " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Basketball 1, Volleyball 1, Base- ball 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; VMI Cadet 4, 3; Na- tional Advertising Manager VMI Cadet 3; VMI Recreation Committee 4, 3, 2, President 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Company PT Officer 2; State Cadet 4, 3, 2, 1. Don arrived here with one major goal. Being a good Artillery student, he has taken dead aim at this goal — graduation. However, to simply say that this is all he has done would be an understatement of his likeable, all-around character. Don has found the time to achieve many other goals. For one thing, he found time to be President of the VMI Recreation Committee. All of his Brother Rats are certain that whatever he de- cides upon, he will succeed in his future, and all wish him the best of luck. ' % RICHARD KENNON HINES, V Lookout Mountain, Tennessee DONALD LESLIE HOLMES Richmond, Virginia Charles Jerry Homiller " Jerry " Mathematics; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4, 3; Baseball Manager 4; Intramural Volleyball 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Math Club 3; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Gun Club 1. From the sunny land of Pembroke Pines, Florida came Jerry forsaking his beloved sun- ny beaches for the biting cold of the Great Valley of Virginia. He set his goals high in academics, athletics, as well as military. And as a reward, like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, those shining gold stripes of a line Sgt. were placed upon his coatee. The mysterious halls of the Math depart- ment seemed impossible to adjust to, or even graduate from, but bit by bit, slowly but surely he made his way to understanding. Cold nights, shined shoes, a set of Sgt ' s stripes, and many friends have Jerry left at VMI. CHARLES JERRY HOMILLER West Hollywood, Florida NATHANIEL RAMSEY HOSKOT, JR. Arlington, Virginia ,1 Nathaniel Ramsey Hoskot, Jr. " Nick " History; USMC, 1st in Company Summer Camp; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Reg. Sgt. Major 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Gen eral Committee Member-at-Large 1; Swim- ming 4, 3, 2, Co-Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, Activities Chm. 3, Sec.-Treas. 2, Pres. 1; IRC 4, 3, 2, 1; North- ern Va. Club 4, 3, Pres. 2, 1. From a somewhat apathetic rat to a decisive guy who knows where he is going, Nick has done a lot of looking and finding since Sep- tember, 1962. Between Superfish, the USMC, and 4 years with a cute little thing from home, he ' s had an arm load, but there hasn ' t been a moment when HOSKOT hasn ' t proved to be master of the Fates. The future ' s no gamble for a guy who has tasted success, so if Valhalla ' s got a cock- tail bar, we ' ll see Nick and Weesie there. Harrison Hubard, Jr. " Happy " English; Armor; Pvt. 4. L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, 1; Track 4, 2, 1, Numerals 4; Indoor Track 1; Cheerleader 1; Intramural Wrestling 3; Tennis 1; Cadet Photographer 4; Pioneer Investment Club 3, 2, President 1; English Society 2, 1; Elke Sommer Admiration Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Insurance Com- mittee 1; Tanker Platoon 2. " Happy " endured two non-electrifying years in Electrical Engineering. This analytical life represented the imagination and creativity of a free-willed cadet who was in ecstacy in a sailboat, or down-shifting on a treacherous mountain road. Tasting of the Pierian spring, Happy joyfully entered the English curriculum which gave new meaning to his existence. Settling down when it counted, he soon won the respect of his teachers in the English Department. Instructers and cadets appreci- ated his frankness. The Hubard line at VMI, which stretches back farther than the Battle of New Market, has once again been well represented. HARRISON HUBARD, JR. Richmond, Virginia g William Demarest Huyler, Jr. " Willy " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Virginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3; Salute Bat- tery 2; Fire Fighting 2, 1. Willy really made a name for himself his third class year. It was after one of his visits to W L that his daring run around the stoop from a pursuing tactical officer not only pro- vided him with a successful escape, but also a broken wrist. It was also his third class year that Willy ' s confusing love-life began. It was between Southern Sem and Mount Holyoke College that Bill had to choose, and for a while he chose both. Last year, however, Mount Holyoke won out, and it has remained that way ever since. We don ' t know whether post-graduation will find the great neurosur- geon in the Army or some graduate field of biology. Whatever his direction, we know he will do well, and we wish him the best of luck. WILLIAM DEMAREST HUYLER, JR. Short Hills, New Jersey Charles Saville Johnson, Jr. " Chuck " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football, Wrestling; Varsity Wrestling 3, 2; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3. 2, 1. A weekend hardly went by that Chuck didn ' t have a date. His array of femininity was be- yond comparison — the eastern states were well represented by the girls invited to Ye Olde Institute by " Chuckles. " Many Saturday nights found Chuck taking the 0300 run to the dwelling place of one of his fair maidens. Chuck is undoubtedly one of the finest cadets that has walked through Jackson Arch. One will never forget Chuck ' s smiling face and gratifying personality. His Brother Rats are foremost in his thoughts; no matter what the need is, Chuck is near with a helping hand. No matter where you go or what you do, Chuck, you ' ll come out on top. When the thoughts of the Class of ' 66 dwell on Chuck, the words " True Brother Rat " will be spoken by all. Hugh John Morris Jones, III " Hug- History; Infantry; FVt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Foot- ball 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; Inter- national Relations Club 3, 2, 1. " Hug " Jones holds down three prominent positions at VMI, which are: first string of- fensive tackle on the football team, the right front table in the library, and any seat in the College Inn. Seriously however, Hugh is one of the stalwarts of the football team, and he always turns in a performance that is a credit to himself and to his school. Diligence in studies is hardly an apt de- scription of Hugh ' s devotion to his academ- ics, for his record is excellent. Yet, he has logged more Saturday nights in the C. I. than any other man to enter VMI. As we have seen, Hug is a man of devotion to his causes. As a friend he is unparalleled, and those of us close to him have truly benefited from the friendship of this quiet, unassuming man. John Phillip Jumper " J. P. " Electrical Engineer; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Handball 3, 2, Volleyball 1; IEEE 2, 1; New- man Club 4, 3, 2, 1; D.A.S.; Fire Fighters 3, 2, 1, Tidewater Club 4, 3, Chanzmen 2, 1; Commanders 1; Air Force Vice-Commandant ' s Award 1. Now talk about a mover! What would barracks life be without one of " J.P. ' s " love affairs to talk about? A definite artist at keeping several girls in the air at once, " J. P. " still managed to find time to excel in many things. Even though he was surrounded by privates, he managed to become one of the more easy going cadet officers. " J. P. " also compiled one of the better aca- demic and conduct records. He never dropped a course, never even came close, and he never walked a penalty tour, nor did he serve a day of confinement. " J.P. ' s " good nature, even temper and level head, were to his friends ' and the Corp ' s definite advantage. JOHN PHILLIP JUMPER Paris, Texas THE FIRST CLAS Robert Patrick Kearney " Pat " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, Sgt. 1; Swimming 4, 3; Monogram Club; In- tramural Baseball 3, Volleyball 1; Virginia Academy of Science 2; Catholic Choir 1; Scuba Club 2, Secretary-Treasurer, 1. During his Rat year, Pat found that by bouncing off a board, by doing as many gyra- tions in the air as he could, and by going into the water head first, he could hold a VMI record in diving competition. And this he did with great success during his third class year. In the Biology curriculum, Pat has also met and overcome obstacles with the vigor and tenacity that has earned him his excellent standing in the Class of ' 66. So to Pat from the Class of ' 66, and espec- ially from Bill, Butch, and John, go the wish of all the luck in the world and the hope that his life will continue to be the success that it has started out to be. John Michael Kelly " J.M. " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Wrestling 1; English Society 1; Rat Tutoring Committee 1. It was rather hot that September day back in 1962 when Johnny entered Jackson Arch — he was determined to show " them " that first year — and he did — 118 tours of the west side of Barracks. First Classman at last!! Summer camp and that damn " protein " cereal. " I told the man it was ' cereal ' but he couldn ' t believe there was a difference between al- bumin and cereal. " September 1965 arrived on time, and sure enough John made it back — he even acquired some " high water " boots for the Island stories. And today what does John have to say? " Where did that damn Rat put my shoes!!! Fulton — Fulton!! " We are First Classmen, and we do have our PROB- LEMS!! So as time rushes throughout the minds of " 128, " John will be there quoting his fav- orite piece of literature, " He who strives and exerts, he we can redeem. " Daniel Edward Kennedy, Jr. " Dan " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Disc. Committee 1; Swimming 4, 3; Rat Swimming Coach 2; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, Baseball 4, 3, 2, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Civil Shaft, CE newspaper; Judo Club 2; Scuba Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 1. The prospects were dim for fourth classman Dan Kennedy that first year. Being at VMI was bad enough, but rooming in 444 was the icing on the cake. We have all valued Dan ' s friendship during the last four years. At times his Irish stubborness has been upsetting, but for his firm convictions we respect him. Dur- ing the summer you can find him either flying, scuba diving, climbing mountains, or driving his sports car. The big change in Dan ' s life came after his third class year when he met his match in a little doll from Washington. For Dan the future is bright. May luck be his. DANIEL EDWARD KENNEDY, JR. Arlington, Virginia David Richard Kiernan " D.R. " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4. L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Rat Social Comm. 1; Cross Country 4; Track 4, 3; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Cross Country 2, 1; Bomb 3, Ass ' t Literary Editor; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Religious Council 4, 3; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 2; Floor Committee 3; Mail Room Clerk 4, 3, 2, 1. The last addition to the class of ' 66 came as a New York " Yankee " who rolled into bar- racks in July of ' 65. However, this was not the first trip Rich had made through the " hallowed " arch of Jackson, for being an original member of the class of ' 64, Rich had decided to see what college life was all about after a vacation of two years. It was but a short time before the Long Island " Flash " was a full fledged member of ' 66. We wish all the luck in the world to Rich, a true Brother Rat in every sense of the word. Daniel Thomas King " Dan Pie, " " Pope " Mathematics; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 2, 1, Cross Country 2; Mathematical Society 2, 1; Cadet 4, 3; Newman Club 4, 3, Secretary 2, Vice-President 1; Religious Council 2, 1; Mid- dle Atlantic Province of Newman Clubs, N.N.S.F., Treasurer 1; L ' Order Noble du Sept Magnifique 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Some see him only as an efficient first ser- geant who rules with an iron hand. Others see his as a person deeply concerned about other people, a questioning person who enjoys grappling with an obscure problem. Active in the work of his Church, practically indispensa- ble to the operation of Bravo Company, Dan has still found a place for the considerable work of a Mathematics major. One word descriptions are dangerous things. Dan King can be called a genuine per- son. His frankness, his honesty, his wit, and his intelligence all contribute to this authen- ticity. Dan will not quickly be forgotten. Jerry Michael Kohout " Bear " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4; Judo 3; Fencing 4; Intramural Soccer 1; Va. Academy of Science 4, 3; Newman Club; IRC 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2; Dyke 4, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2. Jerry came to VMI with the idea of becoming a professional Air Force officer. He discov- ered in the summer between his second and first class year, however, that that wasn ' t what he really wanted to do. Soon Jerry had reoriented his talents and the paths of Jerry Kohout and the Air Force diverged, hopefully forever. With his interests redirected, Jerry began conducting a marathon study contest to prepare himself for graduate school, while at the same time waging war with the Com- mandant ' s office. Behind a quiet manner, how- ever, there was always a scheme cooking for the next day ' s activities in " Guptology " or or- ganic, not to mention his plans to outwit someone known only as " Hot Rod " to all Biology majors. Probably best known for his attitude of strict enforcement of the General Committee, Jerry is one of the few cadets to send up any upper classman. . DAVID RICHARD KIERNAN Valley Stream, New York DANIEL THOMAS KING North Babylon, New York JERRY MICHAEL KOHOUT Hampton, Virginia MICHAEL OLIVER LAMBERT Libertytown, Maryland r on { ROBERT HAROLD LaPOSTA Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Michael Oliver Lambert " Mike, " " Mo " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Pvt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Handball 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, Football 4; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4; VMI Fire Fighting 3, 2; FTX Fire and Movement Head. Mike has a bottomless heart for his friend ' s problems and always is willing to listen and help if possible. His one goal has been to get his Regular Army Commission, which he ac- complished through his leadership qualities shown in the corps and on the Field Train- ing Exercises. He works hard at what he wants, and though it doesn ' t always come easily, he is hard to discourage. Patience, will power, and common sense are outstand- ing among his many assets. As Mike leaves the Institute, his friendly and well-balanced sense of humor will bring him many friends in the world as it has here in the Institute. Robert Harold LaPosta " Rocky " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1; Football 4. 3, 2, 1; Volleyball 3, 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3, 2, 1; Tankers Platoon 2, 1; Pitts- burgh Club 4, 3, 2, 1. From Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, came the Keystone State ' s gift to VMI, Rocky LaPosta. Lured by the prospect of fame, immortality, college life, and a football scholarship, the " Rock " rolled through the arch one fateful September day. One of the best known rats, the struggling rodent found some distinction frequently being chosen to represent his class at the RDC. As the years rolled on, Rock has moved up the ladder of success. The M.S. department has recognized some of this talent by making him " Sergeant Rock " of Delta Company. There are two fields in which he really excells, football and sleep. Saturday night, when not in training, he is often found in the back room of that in- famous Lexington night spot — Central Lunch. See you in ' 71 Rock. John Henry Lattin, Jr. " John " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt., Battalion S-4 1; Distinguished Military Stu- dent 1; Wrestling 4, 3; Intramural Volleyball 2, Soccer 2, 1, Football 4, Swimming 4; Bomb Staff 3; Glee Club 4; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Monogram Club 3. After growing up on Army posts, John thought he knew all about the military when he stepped through the arch. Well, you can ' t always be right. After a confined first semes- ter, he finally got to see the town. To keep his freedom, he ministered to his brass and leather so diligently that he wound up the smallest man on VMI ' s smallest battalion staff. His irrepressible high spirits, however, and unabashed egotism have survived these four years, as has his caustic wit. So as John goes up to receive his diploma, we wish him luck in his military career. If the Army is in the market for a compact general, he should do well. JOHN HENRY LATTIN, JR. Columbus, Ohio Gerald William Lazaroff " Butch " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2 Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Bas ketball 4, 3; Baseball 4; Intramural Basket ball 2, Capt. 1, Football 2, Volleyball 2; New man Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, Director 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Andy Capp Pub Club 4, 3, 2, 1; The Big Four From 104. At the headwaters of the Alleghaney River, lies the small glass-making town of Ford City. This town during the past 30 years has pro- duced men of the utmost character and lead- ership. This little executive officer of Charlie Company is one of the " squat-butts " that has made a name for himself. A true athlete in the tallest sense of the word, he played on the Rat Basketball Team. On the Varsity Team, Butch continued to play with the same spirit and determination that he had previously displayed. Butch will always be remembered for his friendliness and generosity by all that have known him, not only in Ford City, but also at VMI. Lloyd Lorenzo Leech, III " Lloyd " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Capt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Hon- or Court 1; Football 4; Intramural Football 3 2, Softball 4, 3, 2, Volleyball 2, 1; Glee Club 1; Northern Virginia Club 4. Herr Leech ist ein Kadet hairy. Er ist ein spo ok, ein battalion fuehrer, ein blut thirsty hun. Lorenzo ist ausgezeichnet! Ven wir was rats, alvays sent-upengettin, und bonedin- being, Lorenzo vas thinkunddreaming off hiss shootezinkannon und hiss, wehrmacht com- missionen und vethered al. Lorenzo vas O.K. after makenoverpurges ven vir vas sekond- klassmen, und efen at ringenfigure aliven stayed. Now vir are firstklassmen und Lorenzo ist First Battalion Kommander, ein spook, und that stuff already you I tolden about Lloyd ist ein goodguy efen if he is in das Korner over with all der other .... Thomas Franklin Lemons, Jr. " Tom " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, Cpl. 2, First Bn. Sgt. Maj. 1; Distinguished Aca- demic Student 4, 3, 2; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Univer- sities 1; Honor Court 1; Swimming 4; IEEE Sec.-Treas. 2, Chairman 1; Hop Floor Com- mittee 2, 1; Class of 1966 Ring Committee; Roanoke Club 4, 3. " Sparky " has spent his four years at VMI selflessly endeavoring to think up circuits which make it easier for us to " live better electrically. " Never once has he turned his mind to more worldly plots, such as slipping over to Roanoke to see Nancy, or sneaking up to the C.I. for " rest and relaxation. " No, Tom has been faithful to his school through thick and thin; if it wasn ' t swimming in his rat year, it was the Ring Committee or the Honor Court during his upper class years. To this fine Brother Rat we wish all the success in the world. THOMAS FRANKLIN LEMONS, JR. Roanoke, Virginia JOHN PHILLIP LIEN Arlington, Virginia GORDON HAROLD LLOYD Monroeville, Alabama John Phillip Lien " Phil, " " Luray " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; Duplicate Bridge Club 2, 1; Com- pany Food Representative 1; Northern Vir- ginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; SPB 2, 1; Room 170 Bulb Club 1. Known for his unique study habits and the surprising results, Phil has managed to keep an average which " almost " entitles him to academic distinction. The man with the stat- uesque physique and a slight hint of a wall to wall smile cuts a towering figure across the bridge table. Active in many extracur- ricular activities, including service as the " F " Company food representative, Phil has de- veloped quite a knack for use of the rubber stamp. As Phil goes through life, we know that his sharp wit and open mind will lead him through all crises. Good luck Phil; we do hope that everything turns out " So Fine. " The Boys of ' 66 will surely miss this true Brother Rat, but hope to see him at Alumni Hall. Gordon Harold Lloyd " Rowdy " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 2, 1, Handball 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE Student Chapter Yearbook Committee Chairman 1; Westminster Fellow- ship 4, 3; Deep South Club, President 1; In- ternational Relations Club 1; Steele ' s Tavern Elite 2, 1; T.O. Smith Scholarship 4, 3; " Ole Miss " Summer School Gang 2; State Repre- sentative for Stonewall Jackson Memorial Services 3; Cadet Salute Battery 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2. 1; 81st Street Club 1; VMI Sum- mer School Gang 3. In September of 1962, from the Swamps of Monroeville, Alabama, a southern gentleman made his way to the college of the Confed- eracy. Within the first ten minutes after Rowdy matriculated, he set his sights on two goals at VMI, the first to renounce rank, and the second to have the best time of his life. As Rowdy leaves the Institute, none of his Brother Rats can say that he did not achieve his goals. Howard Marshall Lloyd, Jr. " Howie " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; In- tramural Volleyball 1; Tankers Platoon 2, 1; Outstanding Tanker Award 2; Timmins Soci- ety 1; Bugler 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Drum and Bugle Corps 2, 1; L ' Ordre Noble du Sept Magnifique 1. Howard, the world ' s shortest first sergeant, leader of the Drum and Bugle Corps, and the morning heckler of ' 65- ' 66, was a nice curly- haired D.C. kid upon matriculation but has now matured to the point of grey hair. Howie ' s Rat year saw him exercising his power over the Corps as substitute bugler. For the past two years his sweet music has put us to sleep, and his raucous noises have jarred us out of our hay for BRC. Losing four girls in his cadetship, coupled with the usual trials and tribulations of bar- racks life, have led Howie to become a well- rounded individual and true Brother Rat of ' 66. HOWARD MARSHALL LLOYD, JR. Washington, D. C. William Philip Lonergan " Studs " Physics; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 1, Softball 2, 1; American Institute of Physics 3, 2, 1; Wesley Foundation; Salute Battery 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 2, 1. Nobody was sure where he had come from, but Studs was sure he knew where he was, back in September of 1962. With a chin tucked inside his collar, Studs realized at once that the whirlwind life of VMI was not unconquerable. After his first day at the In- stitute, he resolved to get out of the rat line with a minimum of PT ' s, and a maximum grade average. But life was not all work for the favorite son of Virginia. Who can forget the character, who resembled one of the seven dwarfs, at Ring Figure? As a first, one saw Studs become more serious and aca- demic; yet after the Class of ' 66 departs in June, they are sure to look back and see the man that can be called Brother Rat who never stopped smiling. Frank Garrett Louthan, III " The Duke " Physics; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 4; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Football 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, Vice-President 1; Cross Country 3, 2, Cap- tain 1; Track 4, 3, 2, Associate Captain 1; Intramural Softball 3, 2, 1; AIP 4, 3, 2, 1; Publications Board 2; Westminster Fellow- ship 4, Secretary 3, Moderator 2, 1; Royal Order of the Orange Osterich Tri-Chairman 2, 1; International Relations Club 2; Ring Figure Committee; Corps Building Planning Committee. Frank has achieved a rare combination of feats during his four years at VMI. He has managed to maintain an outstanding aca- demic average as well as never missing a W L " frat " party, with dancing and " party time " being Frank ' s favorite activities. Frank will leave VMI, but his contributions and achievements will never be forgotten by his many friends and Brother Rats. John Nicholas Mager, Jr. " Nick, " " Preacher " English; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Pvt. 1; Intramural Football 4, Volleyball 2, 1, Tennis 3, 2, 1; English Society 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, Synod Repres. 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, Vice-Pres. 1; Quartet 3, 2, 1; Library Staff 2, 1; Fine Arts Lab Asst. 2. For Nick the road to graduation has been marked with many good signs, but there were a few that cannot be overlooked. Somehow he has managed to take many jokes about the " one that got away, " and the younger generation, which he consistently dated. Nick will always be remembered fondly by his Brother Rats as the " Preacher " who was always ready to give a helping hand and a song in time of need. One impression VMI leaves with him is that there is a great need for religion and ministers. Surely Nick will make one of the best with all the best wishes of the Brother Rats of ' 66 going with him to the seminary. B 4»i I 9 WILLIAM PHILIP LONERGAN Alexandria, Virginia FRANK GARRETT LOUTHAN, III Richmond, Virginia JOHN NICHOLAS MAGER, JR. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PAUL BURTON MAINI Kingston, Massachusetts 4 « 7 + Paul Burton Maini " Miser " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 1, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Indoor Track, Baseball; Varsity Indoor Track 1, Out- door Track 2, 1, Baseball 3; Intramural Bas- ketball 3, 2, 1, Football 1; Class of 1966 Ring Committee 3; International Relations Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2; Cape Cod Migratory Association 3, 2; Ring Figure Magazine 2; VMI Mug Commit- tee 1. Those of his Brother Rats closest to Paul have been aware of his personal depth and insight. Like his predecessor Socrates of sev- eral centuries earlier, Paul loved to ask ques- tions and seek answers. Conformity held no sway with the cadet whose inquisitive mind portrayed him as one in a hurry to live life. It was not just a few times that Paul was the first to finish an exam or experiment. The Class of ' 66 forecasts that Paul will con- tinue to be first no matter what service to man he pursues. William Tim Manahan " Tiny Tim " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; In- tramural Tennis 2; ASCE 3, 2, 1; FIP 1; A.P. 3, 2, 1; C.P. 2; Political Science Society 1; Brookside 3. Finally the Yankees repaid a Civil War in- vasion by sending William Tim Manahan south to VMI. The Institute will never be the same. Tim loves VMI and everything about it, which includes confinement and summer school. It ' s certainly no one-sided love affair by any means. Who else but Tim would clean out another cadet ' s room for him while he ' s at supper? Who else but Tim would arrange for Santa Claus to pay a special visit to the cadets just before Christmas vacation? Tim ' s ever present smile and good nature has added a new dimension to those lives he has contacted. His love for life and adven- turesome spirit will bear him in good stand- ing as he leaves VMI. The Class of ' 66 wishes " the littlest keydet " the best of luck. WILLIAM TIM MANAHAN Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania jiV ' -$Wik «• ■ ■: William Averett Marshall " Bill- Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Cross Country 4; Intramural Volleyball, Handball, Softball; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 1; Lynchburg Club. When Bill proceeded to the gymnasium to matriculate, he knew little of what awaited him, but he was fairly sure it wasn ' t a bas- ketball game. For Bill it has been everything but a game. He is a conscientious student; yet his social life was as constant as his academic work. While at VMI he concerned himself with progress in the direction of be- coming another Dr. Kildare, but once out of the encompassing bars of these healthful sur- roundings, Bill assumed the natural traits of the typical college student. Bill is forever willing and ready to come to the aid of his Brother Rats, and this feeling will be carried away from VMI and remain with him in his private and social activities. W§fe!i®Mm t WILLIAM AVERETT MARSHALL Lynchburg, Virginia 1 15 Clifford Horner Martin, III " Cliff " Civil Engineering; Air Force, Disenrolled; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Sgt. 1; Wrestling 4; Intra- mural Volleyball 2, 1, Softball 2; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Religious Council 2, 1; Lutheran Club 2, 1; Campus Corner 1; White Front 2; Hospital 4, 3, 2, 1. Since Cliff arrived at VMI, he had added nothing but bright skies to our life. He ar- rived as a bachelor, and he probably will leave the same, but isn ' t that the best way to enter the party life after VMI? Although Cliff is 4-F, he still performs as his dyke did with the word " report, " even though it is as a sergeant. His love of the radio and record player can be attested to by Lt. Fuzz, who gave him a raw deal, even though the record player was not hot. The day of liberation is now before us, and the Class of 1966 wishes a bright future to one who helped change our gray days to happier ones. Donald James Mattaro, Jr. " D.J. " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Wres- tling 2, 1; Intramural Wrestling 1; Newman Club 4, 2, Treasurer 3; Rangers 3, 2; Tanker Pit. 2; Glee Club 2, 1; Special Warfare School Graduate. As a West Point reject, this displaced Yankee found a home of all places at the Virginia Military Institute. D.J. eventually came to ap- preciate his new home. Allowing for the nor- mal mishaps of the fourth class year, Cadet Mattaro rose to the position of stand-in lance corporal in his third class year, and tapered off to a modest private ' s rank after that. Who says they can ' t keep a good man down? Don plans to enter the service as a career. After his extensive Ranger activities and his military orientation, which has lasted for eight long years, he will make a fine solrjier. If he maintains his confidence and his ability, no horse will ever throw him. William Granville McClure " Bill " Civil Engineering; United States Marine Corps; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Capt. 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Honor Court 1; Basketball 4, 3; Intramural Basketball 2, 1, Softball 4, Football 4, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Cadet Choir 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Recreation Room Committee 3, 2, 1; Ring Committee, Class of 1966; Glee Club 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2; " 420 " Club; Florida Migration Club 2. Twenty years later another McClure stepped into Jackson Arch. Since that day the " Mono Rat " has gone from watching Cadre from a bench to keeping the family tradition with membership on the Honor Court and the Regimental Staff, and he still makes himself known on the Dean ' s List. A lover of the globe and anchor he has spent three years trying to undermine the ROTC structure of the Institute; we ' re sure he ' ll be a credit to the Corps. WILLIAM GRANVILLE McCLURE Richmond, Virginia ROBERT HAYNES McCUTCHEON, JR. Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio JOHN KNOX McEWEN Matoaca, Virginia Robert Haynes Mc Cutcheon, Jr. " Rocky " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4; Fencing Team Mgr. 3, 2, 1; In- tramural Swimming 4, Softball 4, 3; ASCE 3; Cadet Staff 4, 2, 1; IRC 2, 1; Northern Va. Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; Language Lab Assistant 1; FIP 1; Summer School 4, 3, 2; " Club 56 " 2. A smile, a big hello, and good cheer to every- one except a non-straining Rat have become the trademarks for old R. H. McC. Rock had a sparking desire for the CE curriculum, but changed to history and A.S. when, in his second class year, he fell in love. Indeed, for him the sky became the limit, for he was bit- ten by the afterburner bug. Well, it ' s happy flyin ' Rocky. The Brother Rats of ' 66 cherish your part in making " Alcatraz on the Nile " a more en- joyable place to endure. VMI is said to bind friends together, and we are proud to have come through with you. John Knox McEwen " Knox " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 2. Knox has been " plodding " through the CE. curriculum for the past four years and three summers, and after graduation his heart will be heavy for he no longer will have to attend those stimulating classes in Nichols Engineer- ing. John was not just an intellectual egg- head, but also a terror on the tennis court. In his second class year his outstanding sea- son in doubles had but one blemish — a vic- tory. The third side of the well-rounded cadet life is, of course, the military. Although he had a burning desire to become regimental commander, he stayed in the background, being a formal member of the select clean sleeve club. Not to belittle the Petersburg flash, whatever John wants to do, he does in a style paralleled by no one. John Ford McFarland " Koala, " " Fardie " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; ASCE 2, 1; Wesley Foundation 2, 1. With the advent of the computer age, our traditional ranking system has completely gone to pot, and now the Battalion S-l has to be a man of exceptional talent, like our boy " Fardie. " Jack fell in love with his com- puter back in our second class year, and since that time, like the true cowboy who prefers his horse, Jack has discarded several promising young ladies for the pleasure of card punching. " Fardie " has a computer program for most everything, and he can make the computer give him the answer to long math problems or complicated ques- tions. The only problem that we can see for the future is getting the computer to scratch his back, and cook his meals, and fit into a very skimpy bikini. Lotsa ' luck, Jack, and seriously, best wishes from the class of ' 66. JOHN FORD McFARLAND Arlington, Virginia . .• ' ■. " sv ' " i v--f09BBRaBi Frank Robert McKain, Jr. " Bob, " " Greaser " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, 1; Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 2; Wres- tling 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, Wrestling 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; .Brookside 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; Glee Club 4, 3. With a smile on his face, Bob will leave the Institute to gain fame in whatever field he chooses, the most likely being the study of femininity in its rarest form. Being known around barracks as one they all love, he re- ceived mail from every reputable girl ' s school in the South. Bob has been known for his many loves. A " heartbreaker " who has been black-balled at every turn, he will always be remembered for his fine taste. " Bob " will always remain in the hearts of all as a Brother Rat who was there when the chips were down. He is a true " Brother Rat. " Best of Luck, Bob, from the Class of ' 66; we know you ' ll be a success. David Lee McKinley " Dave " Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2. Pvt. 1; Intramural Football, Volleyball 1; IEEE 3, 4; BLH 4, 3, 2, 1. Some people are military and some people aren ' t, and Dave isn ' t. But there is nothing wrong with being a " First Class Private, " especially when you are a high ranking EE. Numerous additional hours have been spent by him in NEB, and as a reward, he attended almost no military duties and never went on guard because of his duties as barracks electrician. He has seen his wish of becom- ing an electrical engineer rapidly materialize. It would be unfair to say that Dave has stud- ied his cadetship away, for Betty Lou seems to occupy many of his week-ends, and to them we wish the best of luck. It is obvious that Dave will be successful, and after his Air Force obligation has been served, I ' m sure we will find him in the mysterious world of wires, transistors, and light bulbs. Charles Edward McNeillie, Jr. " Scotty, " " Gunge " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Var- sity Fencing 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 4; Westminster Fellowship 4; Tankers ' Platoon 2, 1; Pittsburgh Club 4, 3, 2, 1 . On the northern shore of the Ohio River, in- side the Pennsylvania state line, lies the town of Midland. This small town is noted for the production of two things: steel and Scotty McNeillie. In September, 1962, Scotty made his big decision. One can ' t be right all of the time. Come Christmas time, ask Scotty if he ' s going to take a train home. You are sure to get a unique answer, probably unprintable. He ' ll verify that a little snow does wonders for Virginia. All in all, a better guy can not be found at VMI. Whatever Scotty may do in later life, he is sure to find success. VMI will be just a little better since Scotty came here, and we are all proud to call him " Brother Rat. " FRANK ROBERT McKAIN, JR. Virginia Beach, Virginia david lee Mckinley Richmond, Virginia CHARLES EDWARD McNEILLIE, JR. Midland, Pennsylvania , WILLIAM PHILIP MEISEL Richmond, Virginia ATWILL RAYMOND MELTON, JR. Glenallen, Virginia William Philip Meisel " Thumper, " " Friar Tuck, " " Walrus " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2, 1; Intramural Football, Volleyball, Softball; West- minster Fellowship; " B " Tube Club. When Richmond sent one of her finest sons to VMI in September of 1962, it did quite a favor for the Class of ' 66. In four years, Phil has not changed from the nice guy who walked through Jackson Arch. When you were feeling low, you talked to Phil. If he couldn ' t cheer you up, it was time to go to the hos- pital. As an upperclassman, the rats felt se- cure when " Thumper " was near, for he never let one be mistreated. His home was always open to weary Cadets after a Richmond Club party, and you could always be assured of a hearty welcome. Few Brother Rats of the Class of ' 66 will forget the boy who would go out of his way to lend a helping hand, Phil Meisel. Good luck, Phil, the Boys of ' 66 wish you the best in whatever you may attempt. Atwill Raymond Melton, Jr. " Ray " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4; Investment Club 2, 1; IRC 1. Ray came to VMI with high hopes of becom- ing a military pilot. He left with high hopes of going 4-F. Starting off slowly, but coming- on strong toward the end, he has proved that some L. A. ' s don ' t spend all of their time in the sack. Although an ambitious stu- dent, he still found time for some of the finer things in life: looking for women and flying those darned airplanes. Ray has prob- ably come closer to killing more Brother Rats than any other pilot at VMI. During his four years at VMI, Ray has become dedicated to one thing: not getting rank, and he has been quite successful. Although this is so, he is ranked tops among his Brother Rats. With his dedication to academic endeavors and his desire to succeed, Ray will surely be the first millionaire in the Class of 1966. Good Luck! Robert John Meybin, Jr. " Fish " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Baseball 4; Intramura Football, Volleyball; VAS; Bomb Staff 3, 2 Westminster Fellowship; Texas Club 4, 3, 2 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Political Society 1 Humanities Society 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3 Armed Forces Club 1; IRC 1; Virginia Beach Club 4, 3, 2, 1, After four years, two summer schools, and much chlorine, John has his sights on one thing now: that little ole diploma. His chang- ing major delayed him a bit, but he thinks he has the determination to be somebody and do something to the best of his ability. We just hope that he doesn ' t become a TAC OFFICER. Whether " Mebs " is making a million, or jumping out of airplanes in Vietnam for the Army, we can only expect the very best from a true " Brother Rat. " • «w ROBERT JOHN MEYBIN, JR. Sewickley, Pennsylvania Glenn Patterson Michael, Jr. " Uncle Gee " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Football; Rat Baseball; Varsity Base- ball 2, 1; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Basket- ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 3; ASCE; Roanoke Club 4, 3, 2, 1; The K.G. Club 4, 3, ' 2, 1; " The Crow ' s Nest " 1. Coming to VMI from Clifton Forge was no easy task for G.P. He had to get past some of the local girls. Throughout his rat year, G.P. was ready to leave for the West every- time he saw a telegram, but with the help of his Brother Rats he managed to survive these temptations. Though he had developed a strong affinity for his clean sleeves, Glenn ' s Summer Camp experiences proved fatal. Glenn has won the highest respect from his Brother Rats in all endeavors. His friendship is something we all treasure as we bid the " ole compadre of the plains " good luck and the success we know he ' ll have. Good luck, Glenn. Edward Austin Miller " Eddie, " " Mox, " " Ed " Chemistry; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Indoor Track 4, Track 4; Judo 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 1; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Barbershop Quartet 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2; Club " 86 " ; " CW " Club. Who was that smiling rat who strolled through the arch back in September of ' 62 and never lost his smile? Who is the man who has a test in Chemistry and Organics, but is work- ing behind the PX counter? Who is the person who cleaned out his weight class at the Judo Nationals? It is none other than the " Mox. " " Mox " has not spent all his time working in the PX and with Judo. He has spent the other 5 4ths of his time sampling the " vir- tues " of the fair sex. Having a scientific mind, he has filed his samples in a card catalogue for future use. With a test tube in one hand and a ledger in the other, Ed should make a good account for himself in the future. Elwood Michael Miller " Woody " Chemistry; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 3, 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among American Colleges and Universities 1; Track 4; Fencing 4; Intramural Softball 2, 1, Basketball 1; American Chemical Society 4, 3, 2, 1; Religious Council 1; God Squad 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Chemistry Parties 3, 2, 1. Woody came to VMI as a man destined for success. " Wood " worked hard, spending long hours in Maury Brooke. He finished as first ranking Chemistry major. Woody ' s smile and gay personality made a lot of friends in his stay here. The books came first, but he could find time for extracurricular activities. His face was familiar on " C " Co. intramural teams. The Glee Club wouldn ' t have been the same without Wood ' s voice in the baritone section, and in the Barbership Quartet. Woody will be a credit to ' 66. He will be successful in all that he attempts. ELWOOD MICHAEL MILLER Waldwick, New Jersey JAMES P. MILTON Monroe, Virginia FRANCIS SHERIDAN MONTBRIAND Wheaton, Maryland James P. Milton " J, " " J. P. " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Softball 2; Volleyball 1; ASCE 3, 2, Reporter 1; Radio Club 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1. Bright, young, and eager J. P. Milton found himself in the position familiar to all of us of being a 4th classman at VMI. From that memorable day through the four long ardu- ous years, J. P. found the regimentation of cadet life adaptable. Everyone at one time or another has experienced his unique talent with coat hangers and sliders. Needless to say, J. P. has employed his talents elsewhere, notably in the field of his major, by becom- ing an outstanding Civil Engineer. His partici- pation in extracurricular activities and his un- blemished academic and military record can serve as a model to all. Indeed, the future holds promise of suc- cess and happiness. This is only as it should be for one so qualified. All of us join in wish- ing you, J. P., the greatest possible success and happiness. Francis Sheridan Montbriand " Frank " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 3, 2, 1. The pain and suffering of VMI found the " D.C. Kid " always looking for a brighter fu- ture and a free weekend, but Frank has man- aged to survive the extreme hardships which befell him. He never did find a section of Lexington that could measure up to George- town, but an occasional fall into the " Pit " proved to be an adequate substitute. Frank could be found nightly in 609 N.E.B. with book and slide rule solving the world ' s prob- lems. Being a dedicated and studious engi- neer didn ' t prevent Frank from keeping abreast with the political, social, literary, and musical highlights, and shortcomings, of the world around him. The men in the Class of ' 66, especially those in Club " 212, " will be saying " so long " to Frank soon, but we will all be look- ing forward to that day when our paths cross with a sincere and friendly " glad to see you. " Miguel Enrique Monteverde " Montie " English; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Bomb Staff 4, 3, 2; Cadet 2, 1; Dean ' s List 3; Commanders 1; Salute Battery 2, 1, Glee Club 4, 3, 2, Barbershop Quartet 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3; Library Assistant 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2, 1; Susan Fan Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Loyal Order of the Noble Du Sept Mag- nifique 1. After completing seven years of military school, you would think that Montie would have had enough sense not to come to VMI. He didn ' t. Consequently, when the Class of ' 66 first set eyes upon VMI, Montie was among them. The Institute hasn ' t quite been the same since. We will remember him as a true LA, spending more time in bed than in any other activity. We know that in whatever field he enters, he will carry with him the best wishes of his Brother Rats, and the confi- dence that success will always follow in his footsteps. MIGUEL ENRIQUE MONTEVERDE Los Angeles, California Buri Montrivade " Buri " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, Pvt. 3, Pvt. 2, Pvt. 1. Buri came to VMI in September 1962 from a far off land — Thailand. The customs and language were bad enough — but the rat line too? He weathere d the storm. He accepted the challenge, too. He even transferred from CE to EE in his third class year. From then on it was a hard grind, but he still finished with flying colors, the colors of a proud peo- ple, a proud land, Thailand. Throughout his course of study he has been looked upon as a Brother Rat and true friend. Buri went his own way, gaining the respect of his classmates and always thinking of the other fellow. So, as he returns to Thailand, he takes with him the friendships, respect, and best wishes of all his brother rats. To Buri we say, " Goodby Brother Rat and con- gratulations on a job well done. " Michael Dennis Montunnas " Mike, " " Monts, " " Runnas " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; IRC 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Cadet Waiters 2, 1; FIP 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Rack Out Club 4, 3, 2, 1. On that unforgettable day in September 1962, Mike entered VM! with fond hopes of a great college life of Rebel Yell, women, and song. In his chosen field of academics, Mike cer- tainly did well, although no one can under- stand how he can do it with those study ses- sions with Frank. It surely is not because Mike has been the constant victim of the Rack Monster for four years, or is it? With his uncanny ability to produce when the pressure is on and his conscientiousness, we put a " can ' t miss " label on Mike, both in the Air Force and in his endeavors afterwards. Best of luck to a true Brother Rat of ' 66. Thomas Robbins Morris " Tom " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Bas ketball 4; Varsity Cheerleader 1; Intra- mural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Football 2; Wesley Foundation 4, 3, 2, 1; Religious Council 2; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3, 2, 1; IRC 3, 2; Bull Session 4, 3, 2, 1; Galax Club 4, 3, 2, President 1. It is hard to talk about him and not mention his many interests other than religion. Tom made many visits to the University of Tennes- see in order to make an advanced study of certain facets of that institution. He discov- ered much to his liking there, especially a certain young lady. Tom has made many achievements in his four years; as a four year private, as a correspondent to major publications, and as barracks philosopher of the first degree. His grades show his high de- gree of intelligence, and his good humor fore- casts his success. Good luck to a man who knows " happy misery " and " ultimate con- cern. " BURI MONTRIVADE Dhonburi, Thailand MICHAEL DENNIS MONTUNNAS Alexandria, Virginia THOMAS ROBBINS MORRIS Galax, Virginia ALEXANDER HENDERSON MORRISON, II Front Royal, Virginia ROBERT LORD MORRISON, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia Alexander Henderson Morrison, II " Sandy, " " Deadeye " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; VAS 4; Cadet Staff 4, 3; Early Episcopal Church 2, 1; J. M. Hall Choir 4; Political Science Society 4, 3, 2, First Vice-President 1; Scouting Ser- vice Club 4; Bloodmobile Committee 3, Chair- man 2, 1; New Cadet Cadre 1; Fire Fighting 1; Disenrolled Military Students Club 2, 1. Like his Brother Rats, Sandy entered Jackson Arch with trepidation about years ahead. His initial intention of attending medical school has been slightly modified. Following in the trail blazed by many of his forebearers, Sandy will enter the great and noble profes- sion of teaching. Being a charter member of the Disenrolled Military Students Club, Dead- eye will not be able to show his ability as a citizen soldier. Sandy ' s personality has made him one of the best liked memories to look back on. The future holds many more. Robert Lord Morrison, Jr. " Bob " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, Pvt. 3. Pvt. 2, Sgt. 1; Judo 2, Manager 1; Bomb Staff 4; Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3. 2, 1; Salute Battery 2, 1; Sabre Com- mittee 1. Bob entered VMI in September 1962, bubbling with enthusiasm. Four years later, Bob still has that same enthusiasm about everything that he undertakes. For example, his second class year he decided to try a hand at judo. This resulted in a broken collarbone. Un- daunted he tried it again, this time resulting in only a little water on the knee. Maybe Bob ' s military obligation will take him to Japan where he can perfect his match. Be- tween judo matches, one could always find him hunting and shooting in the woods of Virginia. Bob, wherever you go or whatever you do, we will know that you will put everything into doing a good job. Mark Edward Mount " Masher " Physics; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Air Student 1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, Volleyball 1; AIP 4, 3, 2, Vice-Pres. 1; Ring Figure Magazine 2; VMI Publications Board, Sec. 1; Wesley Founda- tion 4; Glee Club 4, 3; VMI Commanders 3, 2; Ring Figure Decorations Committee Chairman; Highlanders 4, 3, 2, 1; Club " 168. " In 1962 the " Sorghum Capital of the World " sent its pride to Virginia. Masher adapted to the VMI system by serving on the gim for an entire semester and adding his harmonious notes to the disharmony of the Band. As a Lancer his third class year, Mark set a rapid pace as he made a mockery of the Blue Book and dazzled a sorority convention in Rich- mond until the dogs came. As a lieutenant, Mark worked with the Band as it was transformed from a dull military unit into a most colorful show band. The Brother Rats of ' 66 will long remember the myth of the sweat bees. MARK EDWARD MOUNT Shelbyville, Indiana Donald Allen Nemetz " Walrus " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; In- tramural Volleyball 1; IEEE 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Ranger 3; Glee Club 4; Scuba Club Sec.-Treas. 2, Pres. 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Fire Fighter 2, 1. Don, known by the members of the SCUBA Club as " the overgrown walrus, " or " Wally, " for short, began his four year tour in a cloud like the rest of his Brother Rats. When the clouds cleared, Don found himself slaving in the EE curriculum for the next three years. He was also known by the cadets on tables who were fortunate enough to get him as a cadet waiter. Don became interested enough in SCUBA diving to be elected club president his first class year, and was a very enthusias- tic one. Here ' s hoping that his capacity to work hard on everything confronting him will, in the future, carry him successfully through the trials of life. Best of luck to you, Walrus. John Roger Nerone " Rog " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4 L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Rat Football, Wrestling; Varsity Football 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Soft- ball 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 2, 1; Newman Club 2; International Relations Club; Timmon s So- ciety; Political Science Club 4. The Makin ' s of the President 19?? — It would be no great surprise to find Rog in that story some day. Many nights one could find him debating with almost anyone on politi- cal issues. Rog has managed to keep from sustaining too many casulties in the " Nerone- Morris Debates " of " 64. " While at VMI the tides of success have been good to Rog; not only has he proven himself academically, but he was also one of the first men in the history of VMI to keep the same girl (Lynne) for four years. Through his quick wit, determination, and ability to win friends, we expect Rog to go far. An eye will be kept out for the Nerone Machines in politics. George Lucius Newton, III " Newt " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Air Student 1; Rat Foot- ball; J udo 4, 3, Capt 2, 1, Coach 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football, Wrestling, Basketball; Presbyterian Church; Regional Vice-President of the Eastern Collegiate Judo Ass.; Judo Club; Rod and Gun Club. Ever since George came to VMI in the fall of ' 62, he has perpetually stood out for some reason. George, unlike most other bucking rats, decided that straining wasn ' t for him, and usually got away with it. However, George has always done his best to be the best, as- piring to regimental commander, a common aspiration among rats. George is bullheaded, plain, and simple; but, at the same time, he has been straightforward and honest, al- though he usually is rather crude about it. Now that these confining years at VMI are drawing to a close, we should like to warn the world to prepare for that day in June when George will spring upon the world. GEORGE LUCIUS NEWTON, III Gr eat Falls, Montana, and London, England Louis Stevens Nichols " Lou " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Track 4, 3, 2; Intramural Foot- ball, Volleyball, Softball; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Wesley Foundation. One of the finest engineers VMI has produced, Lou would have shown his talent but mis- placed that slide rule before every test. His talents sought another outlet. If one can de- scribe a man by his interests, the picture of Lou Nichols would look like the " new " art. Little chunks of insurance policies from the Insurance Committee, a scrap of Schenley stock left over from the Investment Club ' s sales, a title from the 23rd sonnet, a beer mug with a faded inscription, a pile of mus- tache hair, a $200 gas bill, and a receipt from the Globe line stationery people. Yet this would only be a portion of the mural needed to faithfully reproduce this warm and friendly, striving man whom we ' ll always call in deepest respect, Lou. John Robert Odom, III " Bob, " " Scrod " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2 Sgt. 1; Air Force Rifle Team 4; Westminster Fellowship 4; International Relations Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Civil War Roundtable 2, 1; Debating Club 1; F.I. P. 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Once upon a long time ago, the " Odious Ode " came to the sprawling burg of Lexington. He set his ideals high as a math major, but he soon became an L.A., majoring in F.I. P. with a minor in history. Before enrolling in F.I. P., however, Bob had jumped the gun in his pur- suit of the " wings " which he earned by jump- ing out of a second stoop window and off the stoop itself. Bob has had only one real love since he has been here — racing cars. No matter what you say, he will defend Ford and its drivers with fact and fury. Prepared to tackle the world and give assistance where- ever it is needed, he is. We all hold him in respect. All of us wish him the best of luck after graduation. David Lloyd Overhulser " Hoser " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt 1; Intramural Football 1; JM Hall 4, 3, 2, 1. The first two years of Dave ' s cadetship were characterized by change. He began his career at VMI as a history major in Band company. By the beginning of his third class year, he had become a biology major and a member of Delta Company. He has made the most of his new position in both respects. He is now a lieutenant and a dedicated student of biol- ogy. One of the reasons for Dave ' s attach- ment to the biology curriculum is his great interest in the outdoors. Hardly a Wednesday or Saturday afternoon passes without Dave leaving barracks with a shotgun or a fishing rod tucked under his arm. It comes as no surprise that Dave is con- sidering graduate study and a career in a field such as forestry after he leaves VMI. There is no need to wish him luck; his proven talent is an assurance of success. DAVID LLOYD OVERHULSER Cincinnati, Ohio Frederick Carroll Parker, III " Rickie " Mathematics; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 2; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Honor Court 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 4, 3; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Newman Club. The stars on his collar, and the stripes on his sleeves never changed Rick ' s readiness and willingness to help a fellow Cadet with an academic problem, or give his familiar smile and wave to a passing Brother Rat. He ' s not all work; although his record at VMI would indicate that. Rick has a knack for mixing the work with the play into a formula that most of us would like to know. Any Brother Rat of ' 66 can vouch to the fact that he ' s always ready for a good time. We Brother Rats wish Rick the best of luck in the future. Our prediction: a bright future and a beautiful girl with whom he will go over the rainbow. Ira Preston Parkman, Jr. " Parky, " " Park " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Company Executive Officer FTX 2; Intramural Football 4, Basketball 4, 3, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Vol- leyball 1; Wesley Foundation 4; Company Food Representative 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Parky is the kind of guy people look upon for support. It is his unswerving steadiness of outlook. This is not to say he is inflexible, but that command of the situations about him is, and always has been, in his control. If there is a helping hand needed, you can trust Parky will do his best to help. Academics is another matter, for he has realized his challenge and fine grades show it. Surroundings, i.e. a woman in his life, might force a change of address to William and Mary for graduate work, but anywhere he goes people will know him as his Brother Rats know him — the jovial, easy-going guy that he is. William X. Parsons " X " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4 L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 2, 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; Cadet 2; Glee Club 4, 3; Taft Room Assistant 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3; " The Gruesome Threesome " 4, 3, 2, 1. " X " is far from the signature of an illiterate Southwest Virginian, for he has become a top ranking history major. The whole class will visualize the cheerful face on our Brother Rat at the early morning ranks for years to come. Under the guidance of his roommate, Brother Rat " X " acquired his only special report. Be- cause of his demonstrated military ability, he earned a DMS. He is one of the few Keydets never to make the short trip to B. V. Best wishes to an outstanding member of the class. We all know you will excell in your chosen profession of law. FREDERICK CARROLL PARKER, III Arlington, Virginia • rcaT IRA PRESTON PARKMAN, JR. Waverly, Virginia WILLIAM X. PARSONS Wytheville, Virginia FRANCIS JOSEPH PAUL Bethel Park, Pennsylvania JAMES FREDERICK PAULS McLean, Virginia Francis Joseph Paul " Joe " Civil Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine Advertising; Catholic Choir. Joe received a four year leave of absence in order to show these rebels how to obtain suc- cess the northern way. Upon looking in his room, you find a level-headed person who doesn ' t talk much unless he has something to say, but when he enters into the conver- sation, he always has something cogent to add. The Air Force will be the lucky recipient of Joe for the next four years, and if they have the position to properly utilize him, they may be fortunate enough to keep him around for a long time. Joe spent three years looking North. All of the sudden we find him furthering his education with a course in Southern appreciation. Though he admits it isn ' t too bad here, we still can ' t get him to stand for Dixie. VMI and especially " Club 212 " will miss a great person. It is certain that our last farewells will be- come welcomes in the future. James Frederick Pauls " Joey, " " Jim " English; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Baseball; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2; Basketball 4, 3, 2; Volleyball 4, 3, 2; Soc- cer 4, 3, 1; Softball 4, 3, 2, 1; Assistant Chairman of Intramural Council 2, Chairman 1: English Society 1; Cadet 4; Bomb 4; Ass ' t Literary Editor 2, Literary Editor 1; Meritor- ious Service Award — the Bomb 2; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; International Relations Club 4, Treasurer 3; Investment Club 4, 3, 2; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; No. 1 Club 2; FIP 1; Magpies ' Gang 2, 1. Upon matriculation, Jimmy jumped right into the spirit of the Ratline — he was terrified. Jimmy ' s peripetia came about when he hesi- tated answering a sentinel, and his second class winter became 15-4-60 larger. He wound up rooming with another small, cunning ani- mal, and a large, whale-like creature. Through some wierd symbiotic process they survived. The troops are still trying to figure that one out. So as he flies into the sunset, as Junior Birdmen are wont to do, we wish him luck. Stephen Michael Phelps " Ye ' ole Fox " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Soft- ball 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 4, 3; Ring Figure Magazine Staff 2; IRC 2; Lynchburg Club 4. 3, 2, 1; Royal Order of The Orange Ostrich Tri-Chairman 2, 1; Political Science Society 1. Ye Olde Foxe has broken every heart from Lynchburg to Lexington, but he found that when he went to Richmond, he couldn ' t handle the girls. When he acquires his GTO, he will have better luck. During his second- class year, entitled the " Orange Letter Year, " Steve and his roommates restored the Orange Ostrich, a 1931 Model AA Ford, to her finest glory. He went to the land of No-Winkin ' - Blinkin ' -or-Noddin ' — Indiantown Gap, where Steve went forty-two days without sleeping— at least not in barracks. All of his " podnas " feel certain that his concerted efforts will lead him far. Best of luck to this Fat-City Four founder. STEPHEN MICHAEL PHELPS Lynchburg, Virginia Daniel Harrell Phlegar " Moose " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Football; Varsity Football 3, 2, 1, Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Bas- ketball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Wesley Founda- tion 4; Rat Daddy Association 3, 2, 1; Club " 60. " " Oh clear the way Dan is out today " is an apropos chant to be used for " Moose " on the gridiron; yet off of it, one finds one of the most popular guys around, and surely a day does not pass but one hears the call of " Moose " reverberate through barracks. Like all of us, Dan has had his problems, but it may never be said that he turned his back on them, although he was tempted to in MS IV. Hailing from Narrows, Dan not only brought football talent to VMI, but also a father-son trout fishing combination that was hard to beat. " Moose " leaves the Institute with thoughts of accomplishment, and we all know that he will let no one down who has faith in him. David Ralph Pinkus " Nose, " " Pinky " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1; International Re- lations Club 3, 2, 1; VMI Cadet News Staff 4, 3, Feature Editor 2, Managing Editor 1; 1966 Ring Figure Magazine, Business Man- ager 2; VMI Publications Board 1; VMI Re- ligious Council, Clerk 4, Secretary 2, Vice President 2, President 1; Texas Club 4, 3 2 1; Fire Fighting 2; Club " 168. " As a cadet, Dave became a leader in all his endeavors. As President of the Religious Council, his lifelong ambition to have kosher fravens and hen ' s teeth served in the mess- hall was realized. In the role of managing editor, Dave proved to be the backbone of the school newspaper. Rank came to Dave; this time for a period greater than fourteen days. As Dave leaves VMI, we say good-bye to a Brother Rat, who is sure to become a success in later life, and about five or six thousand silver fish. Robert Comyn Poland " Bob, " " Spanish Bob " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Baseball 4, 2; Rat Rifle 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 1; Softball 3; Early Episcopal Church 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club Trip 2; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Summer School 4, 3, 2, 1; Spanish Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy 3, 2, 1; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 1. This fugitive from Georgetown with the De Gaulle profile surfed into barracks that sunny September day in ' 62, and met his downfall for four years in a six striper who took his board and his hair. Bob took the situation well in hand and decided that he would be the best — a first class private. Next year " B " Company will miss its answer to Lenny Moore in the football games. " Uncle Bobby " as he is known to the rats, will leave a big gap in the ranks of the " Rat Daddies. " Parties at Virginia Beach and at Georgetown won ' t be the same without his " What did I say " looming out the dark, smokey, music-filled room. We wish Bob the best of luck. ROBERT COMYN POLAND Falls Church, Virginia CHARLES LEONARD RAMSBURG Berryville, Virginia STEVEN HENRY REAMS Richmond, Virginia Charles Leonard Ramsburg " Charlie " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3 Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1 Who ' s Who Among Students in American Col leges and Universities 1; Honor Court 2, 1 Vice President 1; Rat Social Committee, Co Chairman 1; Football 4; Intramural Footbal 3; ASCE 3; Bomb 4, 3, 2; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1, President 2; Pioneer Investment Club 1, Secretary 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3. In Charlie, we got a doer of great deeds on our hands, and we had to make a place for him at the Institute. Well, we put him on the Honor Court, we made him second in com- mand of a company, and charged him with the enlightenment of our rats. We placed him in clubs and societies and the usual honorary positions that attend VMI living, but more im- portant, we placed him in us, in a position reserved for the exemplary. His steadfast qualities of quiet optimism, self-assuredness, and just plain maturity can not be matched. To ' ole Burg and his — the best. Steven Henry Reams " Steve " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1; Cross Country 2, Indoor Track 2; Virginia Academy of Science 4; Who ' s Who in American Dunces 1; Goshen Pass 2, 1. A few years ago Steve came up from the flatlands of Richmond and somehow man- aged to make it through his rat year. After a brief taste of rank, Steve reverted to the con- dition in which he remained for the remaining two and one-half years of his cadetship, a true first class grub. But, perhaps, if his am- bition had remained with his abilities, he would have acquired notable cadet rank. A few other changes have set in since Steve matriculated. Once a clean-living boy, Steve now boozes and parties with the best. And after a few post-taps experiences, his nocturnal instincts have been sharpened. But, with good grades and one foot already in Med. school, Steve will come through in spite of the hardships he has endured. Donald Bruce Reed " Graylag " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Disc. Comm. 1; Rat Social Comm. 1; Baseball 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intra- mural Football 2, 1, Basketball 1; Athletic Council 2, 1. Don, affectionately referred to as " H. N. " by his roommates, is one of the finest individ- uals to enter limits gates. Not only is he a dedicated student and a good athlete, but what is more important, he is a friend in every sense of the word. He never hesitates to help anyone, especially his roommates. He is always available for anything that might be asked of him, and there are many in- stances of favors that he performed on his own initiative. As of now, Don is uncertain of his future. The Secret Service, grad school, the Army, and even the Air Force are listed as possible choices. However, one thing is assured; that is, no matter what his decision may be, he is certain to be successful. DONALD BRUCE REED Georgetown, Massachusetts Carl Edward Rhodes, Jr. " C.Q. " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4; Monogram Club 2, 1; Rat Daddies Society 3, 2, 1. Most of the rats who came to VMI in Sep- tember of 1962 didn ' t know what lay ahead, but not so with Carl. He was so " all over " the system that he had an old " rat bible " which he studied during early football prac- tice. He was determined to make the best of his years here at VMI. However, when it came to the rat line, Carl gave up all of his ideas of grandeur and started on the other road, the private life. There is another thing in which " CQ " was a big success. In 1964 he was the number one punter in the Southern Conference and ranked high nationally. Carl will long be remembered as one of VMI ' s best ends, and the best friend anyone coul d ever have. Philip Douglas Richard " Doug " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intra- mural Football 4, 3, 2, Captain 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, Softball 4, 3; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, Guidon 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2. Doug is the kind of guy that just doesn ' t hap- pen every day. We guess one would have to say that he made his biggest mistake on the first day when he unwillingly admitted that he could play an instrument, thus volunteering for impressment into the services of the Regi- mental Band, Captain Huffman, and so forth. But Doug bucked enough to park his horn and rose to Band Company ' s Guidon Bearer in his first class year. His third and second class years were memorable in many ways: there were third class paperboys and Ring Figure and Peggy. Summer camp turned into a comedy of errors, but Doug was always a credit to his school and class. Doug, you definitely do have it, and we all know that success will follow you wher- ever life carries you. Robin Polk Ritchie " Rob " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Fencing 4, 3, Co-Captain 2, Captain 1; Newman Club 3, 2, 1; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Presidential Honor Guard 3; Third Class Military History Award 3. Rob is one of the most easy-going, well-liked Brother Rats that the Class of 1966 can claim as its own. Always ready with a pat on the back, even in the darkest moments of despair, Robin has been a Brother Rat whom all his classmates enjoy being around. Wheth- er the scene be sally port, FTX, cleaning up the room, or studying for an MS exam — Rob has always been present to make the scene a funny one. We are all certain that Robin ' s dependa- bility, responsibility, and good nature will in- sure him a successful career in the military service. This has been Robin ' s fondest dream. With his leadership and " tidy habits, " he cannot help but achieve it. CARL EDWARD RHODES, JR. Portsmouth, Virginia ? ' x PHILIP DOUGLAS RICHARD Chesapeake, Virginia ROBIN POLK RITCHIE Houston, Texas PAUL ASHWORTH ROBBLEE, JR. Falls Church, Virginia 4 DAVID MICHAEL ROBERTS Richmond, Virginia S§ V Paul Ashworth Robblee, Jr. " Rub, " " Rubble, " " The Friendly Dragon " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intra- mural Wrestling 3; Volleyball 1; Football 1; Basketball 1; Bomb Staff 3; Asst. Literary Editor 2; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3; IRC 3; Rangers 3; ABMLP (VP) 4, 3, 2, 1. Stop bouncing Robblee! Well, Rub did stop bouncing in ranks (well enough to attain the position of executive officer of Delta Com- pany). Although a confirmed " bucker " and finally " ranker " at VMI, Rub has not forgot- ten that he is also a Brother Rat. A Saturday afternoon on a Ranger patrol and a class party at the Moose Lodge on the same night are all a part of the " finer things " that VMI has to offer according to Rub. Whether next year holds an RA commission in the infantry or the beginning of law school, one can be sure Rub will be a success. David Michael Roberts " Dave " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Rifle Team 3; Rifle Team Man- ager 2, 1; Intramural Baseball 4, Football 4; ASCE 3. 2, Chairman Program Committee 1; Bomb Typist 4; Early Episcopal Church De- tail 3, 2, 1; Political Science Society 3; NRA 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 1; Floor Com- mittee 2; Hop Committee 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. To that quiet old sly fox of Richmond go many congratulations for the past four years. As quiet and innocent as he appeared, the real Dave was only revealed to a few Brother Rats. Legend has it that every girl in Richmond has been his escort once, but only a select few have rated a second date. Dave has been successful in other ways too as far as the Class of ' 66 is concerned. With this constant concern for others, Dave can hardly avoid being a success in the coming years. His biggest success is simply being called Brother Rat. John Saint Clair Robertson, Jr. " John " Chemistry; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Distin- guished Academic Student 3; Rat Track; In- tramural Football, Volleyball; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; J.M. Hall 4, 3, 2, 1; Hop Committee 1; Tide- water Club 4, 3, 2, 1. It was a sad day along the banks of the La- fayette when the big red sail was hauled down and the sleek red fish pulled out of the water for the last time; the next day, the skipper of that noble ship would depart the flatlands to enter the VMI. So on that fatal day, the native swamp rat forsook his be- loved river for the barracks of the Institute, leaving behind his ship and the girl he loved. So with school at its end, the Skipper has his eye on a honeymoon and graduate school, in that order, and we want to wish him and his wife to be (a four year VMI girl) the best of luck and a happy life. , JOHN SAINT CLAIR ROBERTSON, JR. Norfolk, Virginia Edward Dunston Romm " Buddy " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Cross Country 4; Intramural Volleyball 2, I; ASCE Treas. 3, Sec. 2, Pres. 1; Church Usher 4, 3; Floor Comm. 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4 3 2, 1; Nassau Club 2. From the land of Tidewater came a scrawny Rat with the idea that the military life was a joke, and a college education would require tremendous amounts of eyeballing. Frequent- ly seen slinking along the stoops with that infamous catfish grin on his face, Bub would be heard mumbling " Well, Broder Rat, I guess we ' ll have to shoot from the hips again. " This is exactly what he did; the amaz- ing thing is that he obtained the St atus of Dean ' s List and the respect of his classmates as a scholar. Bub is one person who will do well in any- thing he sets his mind to, that is, if he ever sets his mind to anything and if his eyeballing technique doesn ' t fail him. Charles John Rothwell " Charlie " Physics; USMC-PLC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Pvt. 2 Sgt. 1; Wrestling 1; Intramural Handball 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 1; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; American Chemical Society 1; Vir ginia Academy of Science, Treasurer, Secre tary 3, 1; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; Interna- tional Relations Club 2, 1; Political Science Club 1; Civil War Round Table 1; Massachu- setts Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2- " Club 86. " The people who know Charlie will tell you about his wit, his talent, and his lively in- terests. There is a long list of activities in which this physics major has become in- volved. Active in a number of areas, he has still found time for the demands of Mallory Hall. Whatever the outcome may be, his willingness to help and to listen to others, his humor and understanding will go a long way. John Louis Rowe, Jr. " John " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Cross Coun- try 4; Intramural Handball 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 1, Football 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Club ' 86; Political Science Society 1; International Re- lations Club 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Food Committee 1. Four years ago a mighty individual from the dismal swamps of Portsmouth strolled through Jackson Arch. John has refused to let VMI ' s regimentation suppress his individ- ualism and effervescent spirit. By his cheer- ful nature and ever-present helping hand, he has managed to brighten many a Brother Rat ' s day. Of course, being from Tidewater, he has some inherent qualities common to all " Swamp Rats. " As a result, he found time for many things during his rat year. With John ' s money-making ability, we are all sure that he will be the first man to make a million in the Army. JOHN LOUIS ROWE, JR Portsmouth, Virginia LESLIE MARABLE RUTLEDGE, JR. Newport News, Virginia 1 WOODSON ALEXANDER SADLER, JR. Colonial Heights, Virginia Leslie Marable Rutledge, Jr. " Les, " " Rut, " " Rutty " English; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Track 4; Intramural Football 3, 2, 1, Basket- ball 1; Cadet 4, 3; Glee Club 4; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. In that decisive year of 1962, three members of Warwick High School, the " Unforgettable Five " struck upon a stupendous idea, " Hey, let ' s all apply to VMI. " The " yellow prison " wanted Rutty so badly that they let him come to their summer session before his rat year. This idea seemed so wonderful to Les, and made him feel so very grateful that he hasn ' t had the heart to miss a summer session yet. Les is certainly to be commended for his de- termination and his willingness to stick-to-it in spite of the stormy weather during his cadetship. The class of ' 66 should be proud to have Rutty as a Brother Rat and here ' s wishing him the best of luck and a life overflowing with happiness and success. Woodson Alexander Sadler, Jr. " Woody " Civil Engineering; Marine Corps; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Swimming Team 4, 3, 2, 1, Cross Country 4, Monogram Club; Intramural Softball 3, Football 4; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Cadet 2, 1; Bomb 1, Ring Figure Magazine 2; Early Episcopal Church; Keydet Book Store Mgr. 1; Ring Figure Committee 2; Political Science Society 3, 2, 2nd. Vice-Presdent 1; Aquatic Board 4, 3, 2, Pres. 1; Scouting Service Club 4; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1. In spite of his rigorous schedule, Woody has found time to take part in many outside ac- tivities. He can be seen in VMI ' s pool churn- ing up a wake or taking part in many of the clubs here at school. Nicknamed " Goat " dur- ing his rat year for his funny way of laugh- ing, Woody has been far from that. While here he has exemplified Col. Preston ' s idea of a citizen soldier. Wherever the Marine Corps sends you, Woody, your Brother Rats wish you the very best. Robert Lyon Sammet " Sam, " " Nips, " " Wolf, " " Bob, " " Sweet Pea " Chemistry; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Capt. 1; Rifle Team 4; Intramural Volleyball 1; ACS 3, 2, 1. On that fateful day in September 1962, Sam walked through the Arch with the idea of making the Army a career. This was dropped after the first year. After spending three se- mesters as a private, he made his move to- ward his goal as " A " Company commander, which he finally attained. Sweet-pea has spent most of his free time in Richmond and Falls Church. He bit the dust during Corps Trip his second class year and seems to be enjoying it. Many were the times when the " other members " of 149 tried to persuade him that he had the wrong outlook, but, alas and alack, all was lost. Come reunion time, it will be interesting to see Bob and Diane and . . . ? How does the old saying go? " The best laid plans of mice and men . . . " We shall see. ROBERT LYON SAMMET Ashland, Kentucky Ernest Edward Saunders, Jr. " Ernie " Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Tennis 1; IEEE Board Member 2, 1; Bomb Circulation Staff. It is inevitable that over a period of time, the individual tends to become somewhat imbued with characteristics of his work, and to see Ernie go into action, one might well conclude that he has spent too many days — no, he would not be spending his nights if he could help it — m the electrical engineering depart- ment. Watching a capacitor discharge is like watching a slow-motion film compared to seeing Ernie go into action on his leaves of absence. This has worked to the advantage of his Brother Rats. All this unused energy has given Ernie the means to be one of the most help- ful and willing friends anyone could ever want. It is the sincere wish of all his friends that this spontaneous goodwill will remain with him always. Best of luck. Raymond Carrington Saunders, III " Ray " Physics; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Supply Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Stu- dent 3; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb 1; Episcopal Chaplain ' s Committee 2, 1; Religious Committee 1; Corps Building Committee 1. As a physics major, Ray has more than shown a flare for excellence. However, per- haps his greatest claim is that in these days when people have become specialized, Ray ' s abilities have taken him into many areas in which he has become capable. This record of achievement at VMI begins on M-Day, when as a rat, he became quite familiar with the phrase, " Down for ten. " As the years passed, his accomplishments commenced to make us wonder how a person could maintain such a pace. Perhaps the greatest compliment was paid by a classmate when he said, " Ray is a true scientist with great understanding in the Arts. " For this reason, Ray is destined to success. ERNEST EDWARD SAUNDERS, JR. Hopewell, Virginia RAYMOND CARRINGTON SAUNDERS, III Richmond, Virginia Dale William Saville " Servile " Physics; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3, 1 Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Fencing Varsity Fencing 3, 2, Manager 1; Intramural Soccer 1; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; VMI Cadet 4, 3, 2, 1, Contributing Edi- tor; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, President 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Club " 168 " 1. A loyal Texan who remembered the Alamo, Dale would not let the Institute forget Texas Independence Day. On March 2nd the Texas flag appeared where the Virginia Flag usually was. Dale ' s most baffling achievement came at the end of his rat year when after spend- ing most of his time in the PX, he appeared with academic stars on his sleeves and body. Dale has been successful in all his endeav- ors, and we know that this will continue throughout his life. He will always be re- spected by us. We wish him the greatest of success, and a steady girl for the future. DALE WILLIAM SAVILLE Dallas, Texas CHARLES FRANK SCHMAUS Ford City, Pennsylvania Charles Frank Schmaus " Charlie, " " Shoebee " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4, 3, 2, Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Baseball 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 4, Foot- ball 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1; ASCE 4, 2; Newman Club 4; Brookside 3, 2, 1. " Smouse " is one of the most fantastic ath- letes ever to come to VMI. He was VMI ' s answer to the long basketball drought. After several impressive games, the rat team be- came known as the " Schmaus Keteers. " The good captain Bob took special interest in Charles, seeing that he didn ' t stay out too late! Few will forget his tip-in against David- son that gave VMI its first Southern Confer- ence Basketball championship. His second class year was highlighted by his acquain- tances with numerous females from blind dates to beauty queens. Charlie ' s great personality and easy going mannerisms have made him one of the best liked cadets in the Class of ' 66. His friends wish him as much success in his career in the Air Force as he has had in basketball. Joseph Lee Scorsone " Joe " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Tennis, Volleyball, Football; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, Social Chairman 1; Band; Ring Com- mittee. When Joe entered VMI, he knew that another world, different from any he had ever per- ceived, awaited him. From the first few min- utes, one could tell that Joe had a mind of his own, and even though several people have tried to change his principles, he has re- mained consistent in his ideals. Being of a naturally friendly attitude, Joe would always go out of his way for a friend. He strove to become a graduate of the Institute. As a member of the Ring Committee and director of social affairs for the Newman Club, Joe was able to miss very few social gatherings. An official seat on the first class table was another of Joe ' s attributes. Of the many friends made at the " Big I, " few will forget the one person who could always be trusted to get a job accomplished, Joe Scorsone. JOSEPH LEE SCORSONE Saginaw, Michigan Vincent Calvin Scott, Jr. " Vince, " " Scotty " Physics; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 1, Football 4; American Institute of Physics 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; F.I. P. 1. Putting aside his automotive tools, but bring- ing with him his car magazines, Vince entered Jackson Arch. To him this was a new experi- ence, something he had never dreamed, es- pecially his social visits to the fifth stoop. During his third and second class years, he decided that having rank wasn ' t bad at all and that straining Rats was easier than it looked. It was during these two years that he was teased about the number of different girls he dated. By his first class year he de- cided to study hard; however, women and cars were still in the back of his mind. As one girl said to him, " Vince, you are too wild and like parties too much. Why do you stay at VMI? " That is what Vince has been asking himself. Why? VINCENT CALVIN SCOTT, JR. Richmond, Virginia Percy Adkins Sensabaugh, Jr. " Pete, " " Buddha Bear " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Football 4; Indoor Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Base- ball 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; In- tramural Football 3, 2, 1; Wrestling I; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 3 2 1; Rockbridge County Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Summer School Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rat Daddy Club 3 2 1; " C ' -Man Club ( 1); Dan Phlegar Fan Club President 1; Chubbette Junior Club 3, 2. Entering VMI loaded with aspirations, the red- headed " Buddha Bear " quickly learned that the Institute was attempting to put a damper on his fast-moving techniques. Something had to go . . . the military went. Faster than you can say " Percy Sensabaugh, " Buddha gained fame on the baseball diamond with his strong right, and finished second in the nation in strikeouts, and third in earned run average his third class year. We wish our 215 pounds of twisted steel all the best that life can offer. Dwight Sloan Sessoms " Flu " Biology; Aritillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Disc. Comm. Secretary 1; Intramural Volley- ball, Softball; VAS 4, 3, 2, 1; J.M. Hall Usher 3, 2; Armed Forces Club; Civil War Round Table; ASCE 2, 1. Forsaking U. Va. for VMI, Dwight descended on us like a giant bird from the mountains of the Shenandoah. With little trouble Dwight made it through his rat year, but there was a marked change in his life. In his third class year the process of evolution brought about his infamous nickname — " Flu. " The Rats soon became familiar with his sunshiny per- sonality and prize winning scowl. As Ring Figure arrived, the stone-faced expression of hardness disintegrated, thus revealing the true blue Flu. His strict enforcement of the rat line won him a place on the RDC his first class year. To all that come to know him Dwight is truly a good friend. Good luck to a fine Brother Rat. John Joseph Sharkey, III " Buck " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Interna- tional Relations Club 2, 1; Political Science Society 1; Rangers 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 1. Buck came to VMI with a pistol, a Yankee ac- cent, and a rosy idea of the military life. The pistol was lifted by a screaming horde of Zebras, and the military illusions were de- stroyed by a progression of specials. After four years he ' s even been known to say " y ' all " on occasion. It must be the environ- ment. Buck has spent four years under the Aegis of the History department, and his free time has been divided between roaming the Boonies with Uncle Bob ' s Rangers, writing book reports, cursing the department of mod- ern languages, and maintaining his status as a four year private. Buck will emerge from VMI ready to handle anything life throws at him, either with ranger tactics or his devas- tating wit. PERCY ADKINS SENSABAUGH, JR Lexington, Virginia DWIGHT SLOAN SESSOMS Shenandoah, Virginia JOHN JOSEPH SHARKEY, III DuBois, Pennsylvania Emmanuel Michael Shedlock " Emmy, " " Sonny " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, Pvt. 3, Pvt. 2, Pvt. 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Basketball 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 2, 1, Softball 3, 2; Newman Club. One of the most versatile men ever to play on the gridiron for the Big Red, Emmy ' s career started as a quarterback for the Rat team. He was doing a bang-up job too, until he got banged up. Emmy received a knee in- jury in that go-get-um spring practice of his third class year. However, after recovery he was said by Coach McKenna to be the best looking " monster man " in years to play for the Keydets. Emmy ' s academic courses got somewhat easier as he reached his senior year. However, Military Science was not one of the bright spots of his academic years. Emmy was quick to make friends with all of his Rebel classmates. Our best wishes go with Emmy, and we know that with his lik- able manner he will go far in the future en- deavors he makes. Gilbert Stephen Siegel " Gil " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Wrestling 4, 3, 2; Cross Country 4; Swim- ming 4, 3; Baseball 4; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, 1, Wrestling 1; American Society of Civil Engineers 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Tanker ' s Platoon 2, 1; Library Ass ' t. 3, 2, 1; Southern Seminary Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Uncle Bob ' s Number One Club 2; Yan- kee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; " Spelunking " Club 3, 2, 1; Hiking and Gun Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Rangers 3, 2; Special Student, Washington and Lee University 1. The military system, the class system, and the rat line were new to all of us in Septem- ber of ' 62, and Gil was no exception, but with perseverance and permits, he bore him- self through his first year, only to enter the hardships of being an upperclassman. Now the end of his cadetship is in sight, and, to Gil, as to the rest of us, those tor- tures and hardships are becoming priceless memories, and we all wish Gil the best of luck. Ross Hobson Simpson " Heap " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Fencing 4, 3, Capt. Sabre Team 2, 1; Rangers 3; Texas Club 4, 3, 2, 1. It seems like only yesterday when this tall and not overly lean Texan arrived at the In- stitute. Since that time, a lot has happened to Ross. During his second class year, Ross committed an act which he regretted for six weeks; he sought the solitude of his own cell rather than the community of J. M. Hall. At the end of this period, he realized the error of his ways, and in the beginning of his first class year, he made complete restitution. Ross has always been ready for a fun session. It will long be remembered how he caused a waterfall last spring. One group of rats learned never to tangle with this Texas long- horn. Everyone in the Class of 1966 wishes the very best to Ross. We all hope that on the 12th he may find a little peace and have heaps and heaps of the best in the future! ROSS HOBSON SIMPSON Houston, Texas Thomas Glascock Slater, Jr. " Tom " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Football 4, 3, 2, Co-Cap- tain 1, Indoor Track 4, Monogram Club 3, Secretary-Treasurer 2, President 1; Athletic Council 1, Class Advisory Committee 2, 1, Brookside 2. From Rose Hill Farm in Upperville, Virginia, came Thomas G. Slater, Jr., Loudon County ' s finest. At this point, credit and acknowledge- ment must be extended to another Thomas G. Slater, that one being the senior member of the corporation without whose guidance the junior member might never have become a VMI Keydet. In the realm of achievement, Tom has been equally successful in three dif- ferent fields. He ' s a credit to the History De- partment in the educational field and is really only beginning in this one. He ' s also a hard- working, hard-running fullback and co-captain of his team on the football field. The third field however, is the one that may someday win out over all the others, and that is the Rose Hill Hayfield. Robert Mack Sleeker " Bob, " " Sleeks " Electrical Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Sgt. 1; Varsity Basketball, Manager 2, 1; Intramural Football 3, Basketball 4, 3, Softball 4; IEEE 2, 1; Hop Committee 2, 1; Floor Committee 3; Club " 420 " ; Northern Virginia Club 3, 2, 1. Living near D.C., he has taken an active part in the Northern Virginia Club activities, al- though he doesn ' t limit himself to any one particular area. As Chaplain of the " 420 " Club, Bob ' s " spiritual " leadership has brought us all a great sense of relief. His summer seminar at Virginia Beach showed several the true way. Were it not for a lacka- dasical attitude toward letter writing, he could have a long line of girls following him around. Although an Army brat, Bob is off for the land of big money by the way of graduate school, thus leaving Armor behind. He takes with him the deep friendship and confidence of his Brother Rats, who wish him success when he leaves the Institute. Allen Randal Smith " Randy " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intramural Softball, Basketball; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Within a few weeks after matriculation, Ran- dy ' s attitude toward the Institute had become clear, and he spent four years here as a credit to it. Randy is a fun-loving guy, but when it comes to school work, he ' s one of the most conscientious students at VMI. Nich- ols Engineering Building will not be the same without the smiling face of this devoted Civil Engineer. Randy likes the outdoor life — hunt- ing, fishing, guns, and sports in general. The " C " Company intramural teams could not do without this well coordinated athlete. His cheerful personality appeared in the baritone section of the Glee Club. Here is a true " Brother Rat " — always wil- ling to help someone in need and upholding the traditions of the Institute. Best of luck, Randy. (i THOMAS GLASCOCK SLATER, JR. Upperville, Virginia ROBERT MACK SLEEKER Annandale, Virginia ALLEN RANDAL SMITH Butler, Pennsylvania JAMES RUSSELL SMITH, JR. Ruther Glen, Virginia ROBERT SHANNON SOLOMON Virginia Beach, Virginia James Russell Smith, Jr. " Smif, " " Greases " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Ring Figure Magazine 2; Salute Detail 2; Fire Fighters 2, 1; Richmond Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Club " 170 " 1. It was four years ago that Ruther Glen lost its leading citizen. It also lost its mayor, fire chief, sheriff, and post master all at the same time; but the " Smif " gave up all these high positions in civilian life to pursue his academic and military goals at VMI. From the lowly Tar in 416, to the wheeler-dealer in 170 was a great transition for Jim, but he made it in grand style. Ruther Glen may have lost its leading citizen, but a pretty school teacher from Ashland has kept a firm hold on our boy. The " Smif " has never walked anything but the straight and narrow, especi- ally when it came to Carol Anne, as could be witnessed as her presence graced the gym floor at all the VMI hops. Yep, Big Jim did the impossible, he kept the same sweetheart throughout his four weary years at VMI. Robert Shannon Solomon " Bob " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sup. Sgt. 1; Tennis 4, 2, 1; Wrestling 4; Gymnastics 4, 3, 1; Intramural Wrestling 1; Tennis 2, 1; Ping Pong 2, 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Baptist Student Union 4, 3, 2, 1. Bob was one of a few of our Brother Rats who lived up to the traditions and customs de- manded of a resident of Virginia Beach. By his third class year he was even a Lancer, for he tried at times, but his rather amorous preoccupations with a certain lady kept him occupied. Good times were always one of Bob ' s aims, but he was truly interested in religion, and with the help of his church family, he had one of the more enjoyable off-post cadetships of any among us. If we were to define Robert Shannon Solo- mon, we Brother Rats of ' 66 would have to say that here was a man who we were proud to call Brother Rat, and that is sufficient in itself. Larry Sonstein " Son-Mox " English; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Intra- mural Volleyball 3, 2, 1, Basketball 1, Swim- ming 4, 3; Cadet Staff 2, 1; Fencing Team 2, 1; English Society Nominating Committee 2, 1; Swimming Assistant 3, 2, 1; Duplicate Bridge Club 2, Co-Director 1; Treasurer, VMI TV Club 1. Larry arrived at VMI on a sunny day in Sep- tember of ' 62, but he felt the prospects cloudy . . . perhaps because he was the first rat to sign in that day. Since that first in- delible year as a rat, the days have brightened for " Son-Mox. " After finding his S.S. hobbies (that ' s Sleeping and Sem) were not condusive to his academic ambitions, Larry settled down " a little " to improve himself. This tour of duty with the " drummer boy " has left its favorable impression on all of us in ' 66. We will always remember Larry and as we send him on his merry way, we of ' 66 wish him the best. LARRY SONSTEIN Burbank, California i;-- Kenneth Wayne Spitzer " Chin " Biology; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Wres- tling 4, 3; Intramural Football 4, Weight Lift- ing 1; V.A.S. 3; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Grub 4, 3, 2, 1; Mountaineering 2, 1. What is it gambolling down the stoop, its massive mandible swaping in the breeze? Check the classic profile of the Pithecanthro- pus erectus. Or maybe, the long sought after " missing link " . Emphatically no, it is none other than the infamous Chin! For a few days the walls of 433 reverberated to the sounds of " Do you want to be Regimental Command- er, Mr. Spitzer " ? In fact, as a third classman, the Jutting-Jaw obtained the coveted stripes of a lance corporal. But, after a few weeks, our man returned to the Rat Daddy existence led by his buddies and the pursuit of the fairer sex. To you, Ken, the Boys of ' 66 wish only the best. May you forever remain adept at get- ting the last ounce from the toothpaste tubes and sewing shoelaces together. Alvin Willis Stevens, Jr. " Red " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Wrestling Manager 3, 2, 1; Intramural Tennis 2, Softball 3, Wrestling 1; Virginia Academy of Science 3; Cadet Staff 4; Early Episcopal Church 4, 3, 2, 1; Deep South Club 1; Invest- ment Club 2; F.I. P., Room Orderly 4, 3, 2, 1; Dyke 4, 1; Fire Fighting 2. Red came to the Institute with the idea of escaping the horrible social life of a normal college. He was determined to get a college education, even if it was at the price of his social career. One can only say that Red has obtained his college education, but he has not been able to shake the attraction of a social life. Red ' s Southern charm has made him a very popular fellow. His sense of humor has been felt by his Brother Rats in many amus- ing incidents. The Class owes Red its thanks for bringing us a taste of the true South. Rodney Harold Stone " Dick " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Football 4, 3, 2, Basketball 4, 3, Vol- leyball Intramurals 4, 3; Wesley Foundation; Glee Club 4, 3, 2; Commanders 1; SW Vir- ginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Club 88 1; Distin- guished Military Student 1. " Where you from. Mister? " " Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Sir??? " It was true. Out of the val- leys of southwest Virginia came our 128 lb. " Man of steel. " It was a fateful day, one that few of us will soon forget. Lil ' Dickie was de- termined to become either a doctor or a pilot, and even with his evenings in front of the " tube, " he managed to make the grade. That ' s the way it always was; he never al- lowed studies to interfere with his extracur- ricular activities. During his entire cadetship, Dick has been very rank conscious, and though he was one of the first men to turn in a lance corporal permit our rat year, he still managed somehow to earn a set of lieuten- ant stripes. RODNEY HAROLD STONE Big Stone Gap, Virginia Robert Mackay Stribling, Jr. " Stribs. " " Eskimo " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt 4, 3, 2, 1; Swimming 4, Swimming Manager 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Political Science Club 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 1; Num- ber One Club 2; ASCE Tutor 1. When " Stribs " came to VMI from the " land of the midnight sun, " he was determined to do well both militarily and academically. It did not take long, under the influence of cer- tain roommates, for Bob to drop his military goal. However, his brass would shine and his shoes would gleam around makeovers every year. In addition to shining, Bob has won him- self the honor of being ranked among the top ten Civil Engineers through conscientious work. The Institute will surely hate to see one of its favorites leave, but we, the Class of ' 66, feel that success will continue to follow him throughout his life. Neil Stronach " Neil " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; North Cen- tral Maine Club 4, 3, 2, President 1; ILMH Club 4, 3, 2, 1. VMI rarely attracts the hardy inhabitants of Maine ' s north country, but when it does, the result is often unforgettable. Many are the traditional characteristics of the New Eng- lander and the Southerner, but " never the twain shall meet " except in the person of Neil Stronach. Such a combination produces a person who is at home in almost any place. Not only does Neil do a little of everything, he does it very well. Neil is a wholly serious person, but he has the rare ability not to take himself too seriously. VMI has not coerced Neil into a mold, rather Neil has created his own, beyond that offered to most cadets; and way down deep, those who know him well realize that he is going to do much the same thing after grad- uation. Neil Stronachs are not created by so- ciety, rather society is created by them. William Edward Stuckmeyer, III " Duck " Chemistry; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intra- mural Volleyball; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Davis Basement Club Parties 3, 2, 1. Through all the hardships of the rat line, Bill was among the few who could see the silver lining and thus relaxed the tensions in all with his superb sense of humor. When does duck hunting season open? There is a time for work and a time for play, and when the work-time came. Bill was always ready to settle down to serious studying. Being a Chemistry major, he is easy to detect in his acid-eaten fatigues. Sometimes all the Chem- istry majors got together and worked on ex- periments uptown, Bill working with the best of them. What was the chemical composition of these refreshments. Bill? Always ready with a willing and helpful hand. Bill has made in- numerable friends here at school. WILLIAM EDWARD STUCKMEYER, III Springfield, Virginia James Francis Sturgis, Jr. " Jim " Chemistry; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Track 4, 3, 2, 1; Asst. Captain 1; Monogram Club; Intramural Volleyball; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; Westminster Club. Ever since coming to the Valley from the backwoods, mushroom country of Pennsyl- vania, Jim has been involved in such diverse activities as attempting to graduate with a degree in explosive Chemistry and setting a new world ' s record in the head-stand. Jim was discovered in " E " Company the middle of his third class year, and by some quirk found himself to be a Lance-Corporal. This mistake was quickly rectified and the Little Blond Boy was again accepted by his room- mates. Since that time Jim ' s major battles have been against the Chemistry Department and a hunk of fibre glass. It ' s been a long hard grind, but with the help of the Track permit Jim has made it. There will always be an opening in a hand of " Hearts " for our esteemed Brother Rat. Best of Luck, Jim, from the Class of ' 66. James Wilson Sublett, Jr. " Jim " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Dis- tinguished Academic Student 3; Intramural Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 4, 3, 2, 1. Jim entered VMI determined to succeed. He considered the military aspect of VMI as secondary, and devoted little time to shining. Instead he directed his efforts towards aca- demic achievement. " Sub ' s " activities were not restricted just to academics. Every after- noon he could be found in the gym either playing basketball or handball. And whenever possible, Jim would travel over the mountain to his home in Lynchburg, which he always defended. He plans to enter graduate school and to pursue a career in medicine. Those who have come in contact with Jim have considered it a privilege to know him. He has gained the respect of his classmates, and they recog- nize that someday Jim ' s efforts will pay. Lawrence Wesley Swann " Swannie, " " Larry " Civil Engineering; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4, 3; Intramural Softball 4, 3, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Basketball 4, 3; IEEE 4, 3; ASCE 2- 1; Cadet Typist 4; Fellowship of Christian Athletes 4, 3, 2, 1. Once upon a time (September, 1962) a big furry bear left the comforts of his Richmond home to make the long hard journey to Lex- ington. Like the poetic " Wild Swan of Cole " the not-so-poetic " Wild Swann of VMI " was introduced to the Institute a full two weeks be- fore his Brother Rats. Besides dyking Hobbs and playing varsity football, our " Baby Huey " has made many other notable accomplish- ments such as bathing in the wash basin, and showing his great agility by falling???? out of a car. The " Wild Swann of VMI " will be remem- bered for many things at VMI. However, the most lasting memory will be that he was a Brother Rat in the true sense of the word. JAMES FRANCIS STURGIS, JR. Kennett Square, Pennsylvania JAMES WILSON SUBLETT, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia LAWRENCE WESLEY SWANN Bon Air, Virginia JAMES GEORGE SZYMANSKI Hicksville, Long Island, New York James George Szymanski " Ski, " " Moosk " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Capt., " C " Company Commander 1; Distin- guished Academic Student 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Stu- dents in American Colleges and Universities 1; Intramural Football, Weight Training; VMI Cadet 4, National Advertising Manager, As- sistant Advertising Manager 3, Assistant Busi- ness Manager 2, Business Manager 2, 1; Bomb Staff 4, 2; Newman Club 4; IRC 2; Armed Forces Club 1; Yankee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Floor Committee 3; Hop Committee 2, Treas- urer 1; VMI Publications Board 2, Chairman 1; Summer Reading Panel Discussion 2; Fire Fighting Detail 2; Glee Club 4, 3, 2; Dean ' s List 2, 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, Assistant Director 1; Oneonta State Society 1. Success at VMI depends primarily on three factors; shine, ability, and smack. Jim was able to combine these well in both the mili- tary and extra-curricular fields. If the outside world is anything like VMI, Jim will go far. Michael William Talley " Mike " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Intramural Basketball 4, 3; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, Club 4, 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Mike, though not a bonus boy for the Big Red, has played four years of excellent ball, which has consequently earned him several nicknames, the most used being " Slow Boat. " This term of endearment came after a typical Talley special against GW his third class year. The " Rockville Flash " intercepted a pass only to be dragged down from behind by an even " speedier " linebacker. Yet Mike ' s love has not been centered completely around foot- ball, for there is a girl named Mary that has also captured his heart. It would almost seem that his cadetship was spent on the defensive, as he played on the defensive unit of the Keydets as well as during his courtship. Since Mike has done so well at VMI, he is destined to be a leader in later life, and the Class of ' 66 wishes him the best of every- thing. MICHAEL WILLIAM TALLEY Rockville, Maryland William Temple Talman, Jr. " Bill, " " Temp, " " Straightarrow " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Captain 1; Distinguished Academic Student 4, 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Honor Court 2, 1; Rat So- cial Committee 1; Cross Country 4; Indoor Track 4; Bomb Advertising District Manager; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Executive Committee 3, 2, 1, Secretary 2, President 1. A class history of a person of Bill ' s caliber is extremely difficult to write. How do you characterize him without sounding trite or repetitious of all class histories that have been written? It may be truthfully said that Bill Talman epitomizes the highest ideals set by VMI and its graduates throughout the past 126 years. September will find Bill in medical school with that certain Goucher lass very close by. The class wishes you, Bill, all the best, and it has been both happy and proud to have you as a Brother Rat. WILLIAM TEMPLE TALMAN, JR. Richmond, Virginia Richard Parrish Tarrall " Tiger " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Executive Committee Secretary 1; General Committee Secretary 1; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; Early Episcopal Church 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1, President; Ring Committee of Class of 1966 2, Chairman; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Room Orderly 4, 3, 2, 1; Dyke 4, 1; Honor Court 1. Because his father is a normal VMI alumnus in good standing, " Tiger " decided to come to the Institute long before he was born. Be- ginning his third class year, " Tiger " decided to embrace the more serious aspects of cadet life. His major is Civil Engineering, but, on many weekends, one would find him working hard in his minor at the Moose Lodge or in the lab at Goshen. " Tiger ' s " achievements are numerous, but probably his most valued is the many friends he has made here at VMI. His willingness to help will always be remembered. His warm personality and determination are bound to bring him success and happiness in whatever he undertakes. Thomas Francis Tauskey " Tom " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rifle Team 2, Judo 1; Intramural Football 4, Bas- ketball 2; Volleyball 1; Tennis 3; Newman Club 4; Rangers 3; Pioneer Investment Club 1. With interests ranging from bird hunting to cars and girls (notably one), Tom squeezed in various VMI type activities along with the aca- demics. Yet he remains at heart a " civilian type " in spite of all attractions of the VMI or military way of life. The final exit of barracks will start a new way of life, based on the years spent and changes made at VMI. This Yankee leaves like his Brother Rats, having profited from the experiences of the VMI. We of the class can rest assured that Tom will carry not only this experience but also his " hay " with him as he leaves, for if noth- ing else, his form in his " hay " will always present a vivid picture in our memories. Robert Stanley Thomas " Bob- Mathematics; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Golf 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Handball 4, 1, Football 4, 2, Basketball 3, Volleyball 3, Swimming 1; Newman Club 2; F.I. P. 1; Cadet Waiters 2, 1. It was a day of joy and sorrow for the inhab- itants of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Armed with only his high school diploma and a washcloth, Bobby Thomas had set forth to conquer VMI. Bobby is also one of the few who has re- mained a staunch individual amid a system of rigid conformity. The price of individuality has at times been costly (10-3-15), but the rewards of moral victories over the Institute and the respect of his Brother Rats has lessened this cost. Known by the Class of ' 66 as a true Brother Rat, it is now our turn to feel the personal loss. You know, and I know that Bob Thomas is the type of man that may be whatever he resolves to be. RICHARD PARRISH TARRALL Virginia Beach, Virginia s «v THOMAS FRANCIS TAUSKEY Monsey, New York c ROBERT STANLEY THOMAS Fredericksburg, Virginia ; 44 JOHN McLEOD TURNER Virginia Beach, Virginia m VERNON POWELL TURNER Atlanta, Georgia John McLeod Turner " John " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, Co-Capt. 1; Swimming 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 1; Fellowship of Christian Ath- letes 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 2, Vice-President 1. To football fans the name of John Turner brings to mind one of the best tackles ever to play at VMI. To his friends and associates, the name suggests a big, warm-hearted per- son who is one of the most likeable guys around. John never wasted time with mere trivialities such as shining shoes and brass; he turned his attention to a more important facet of his cadetship, sleep. His first class year he maxed both semesters of horizontal lab. John is a lover of sports, be it surfing, football, or catching a girl. Although he spends his summers on a surfboard and winters on a grueling football field, he man- ages somehow to make it to every party weekend at Virginia, Wand 1, or even VMI. John, Ave et vale. Vernon Powell Turner " Vern " Biology; Air Force; Cross Country 4, 3, 2; In- door Track 4, 3, 2; Outdoor Track 4, 3, 2; Rat Numerals; Monogram Club 3, 2; Pres- byterian Sunday School 4, 3, 2. Out of the South ' s very heartland, Vern came to the " healthful and pleasant abode " of VMI. Although he was rather pleased with the scen- ery found in the valley of the Shenandoah, it took only a short period of time for him to realize that he would never see it unless he took to his heels. He did precisely that on Coach Cormack ' s track team. Never quite pleased with the " system, " Vern graduated to greator academic pursuits. He did so well that he was accepted by the Emory University Medical School after his second class year. It can be said of Vern that all who knew him call him their friend. Good luck at med- ical school, and all your Brother Rats hope to see you at the alumni parties. Philip Anthony Valenti " Phil " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Inter- national Relations Club 4, 3. The " metamorphosis of a Yankee " is the only way to describe Phil ' s tenure at the " dear ol ' Institute. " Every Tuesday night about mid- night, for instance, he would start yelling things about a sacrifice for Wodin. That in itself isn ' t bad, but he nearly always impli- cated his roomates. All this has gone to make Phil ' s cadetship interesting. Like the rest of us, Phil survived his rat year, shoveling himself from beneath an avalanche of trivia, to emerge from two consequent years of power struggles, his head bloody but un- bowed. The one thing remaining, however, after four years of stoic perserverance is a com- mission which is well deserved. Good Luck, Phil, and may Wodin go with you. PHILIP ANTHONY VALENTI Brooklyn, New York Peteris Vanags " Pete, " " Latvian Lip " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Disciplinary Committee 1; Intramural Football 3, 2, Volleyball 2, 1, Swimming 4; IEEE 2, 1; Lutheran Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Salute Battery 3, 2, 1, Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 2, 1. It was not long in our cadetship before every- one knew of the history of Latvia and its prominence in the world. Yes, Peteris was ready and willing to tell all about his country. After a rough start in the academic depart- ment, especially in Scott Shipp Hall, Pete finally reached the stage where he only had to go to the engineering building, which was much better. Here he has definitely left his mark, burning out ammeters and the like. We, the Brother Rats of " 66, " are sure that Pete and Sandy will find complete happi- ness together in the future years. We wish him the best of luck and pray that the old blue Ford and the finances will hold up. Leon Cox Vannais " Leon " Physics; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club; Intramural Foot- ball, Softball; AIP 4. 3, 2, 1; Wesley House Methodist Student Movement, State Trea- surer 1; Cadet Waiter Club. From Pfister on the Overpeck came the Leonia flash. His Jersey tongue and canted, straining form were enough to break up any upper- classman. His excuse of " I was in a wush " has to be a classic of the rat line. A wrestler of the greatest ability, his emaciated form during the season gives testimony to his devotion to the sport. Leon ' s dating was more or less chaotic for his first two years at VMI. Then came a certain young New Jerseyite to change all that; those weekends were really stretched when he had to go all the way to Albion, Michigan. To Leon and Nancy we wish the best of luck, and hope that we never lose touch with him. Robert H. Veller, II " Bandage, " " Bob " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3; Gui- don 1; Swimming 4, 3, Track 4, 3, Gym- nastics 1; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, Hand- ball 3, 2, Volleyball 3, 2; Cadet 4, 3; Fellow- ship Christian Athletes 4, 3, Westminster Fel- lowship 4, 3; Presbyterian Sunday School 4, 3, 2, 1; Cheerleader 4; Glee Club 4, 3; " High- lander Trio " 4; Math Club 2; Armed Forces Club 4, 3, 2, Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2; Steve ' s 4, 3, 2, 1; Government Surplus Food Distributor 2; Flight Instructor Program 1. Bob ' s work and experiences at college have etched memories for all his friends. Bob was ready in almost any situation to walk with the spirit of a contented man. He never went out of his way to speak harshly to any of those who displeased him. Bob has lived in a world of methods and routines which were amiable to his character. His choice for a future in the Air Force will be very agreeable to his past, and one of great rewards. PETERIS VANAGS Scott Township, Pennsylvania s LEON COX VANNAIS Leonia, New Jersey ROBERT H. VELLER, II Signal Mountain, Tennessee 146 ROBERT JOSEPH VOGLER Marlton, New Jersey Robert Joseph Vogler " Bob " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, l_t. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Handball 3, 2; Timmins Society, Program Di- rector 3, 2, President 1; Tankers Platoon 2. Bob waited anxiously for that day in Septem- ber of 1962 to become a member of the Corps of the Virginia Military Institute. His brother, Dave, briefed Bob on the situation in Lexington during his past three years as a cadet. None of this seemed to alter Bob ' s decision. After the ups and downs of his rat year, Bob settled down to develop a growing inter- est in many activities at VMI. He was accepted into the Timmon ' s Society and became very active. His eye caught the Tanker ' s Platoon in our second class year, along with a certain element from Southern Seminary. Through his active participation, Bob has become well- known in the Corps among all classes, and there are few who don ' t think highly of Bob as an individual and a friend. Julius Francis John Volgyi, Jr. " Julius " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Volleyball 3, 1, Handball 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Cadet Staff 4, 3, 2, 1; Editor Civil Shaft (VMI ASCE Student Chapter Paper); Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; IRC 3. France had its Bonaparte, Rome had its Caesar, and VMI had its Julius Volgyi, Jr. Perhaps the comparison is a bit overdone, but those who know Julius will truly agree that this fellow is a soldier and engineer at heart. Before coming to the Institute, he had truly developed his military bearing in the Benedictine Corps of Cadets at Richmond. Not having been satisfied with the harshness of military rigor, this young lad entered the Institute in the fall of 1962. In the fleeting four years of the Class of 1966, Julius has remained untarnished in his bearing, and all those who know him will certainly agree that he is a scholar, gentleman, and true friend. JULIUS FRANCIS JOHN VOLGYI, JR. Richmond, Virginia Paul Allyn Wagner " P, " " Wags " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt, 1; Swim- ming 4; Intramural Volleyball 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, Council Member 2, 1, Re- ligious Committee Secretary 2, Treasurer 1; International Relations Club 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3, 2; Pio- neer Investment Club 1; Peace Corp Liaison 1. During his Rat year Ole " P " had a change of address. He found that, when he headed home in June, it was East instead of West, and off he went to West Pakistan. Once back at VMI, much to the sorrow of his room- mates, " P " proceded to spend his spare time learning to play the harmonica, ugh! Then in June, our hero headed once more to the Mangla Dam Project in West Pakistan. Finally came that big moment when P. A. W. clutched his hunk of gold and proudly flashed the big ' 66. If self-confidence and faith mold futures, Paul ' s will be among the best. [l ffijlr PAUL ALLYN WAGNER Alexandria, Virginia Walter Rudolph Walsh, Jr. " Squinch, " " Vulta " English; USMC, Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Rifle Team; Varsity Rifle Team 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Newman Club 4, 3; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; English Society 1; Tank- er Platoon 2, Pit. Ldr. 1. " I know who I am, and who I may be if I choose. " — Cervantes The enviable label " a man " and the accom- panying abstracts such as loyalty, devotion, honor, and discipline, so often suggested and so often used, are surrounded by the aura of the cliche and abased by common use. Yet there are situations when we are notice- ably lacking in any other words sufficient to satisfy the demand. The place vacated by the Institute has now been filled by a special woman; the Corps has been traded for a life of further " Honor and Discipline. " Good-bye, Marine. . . . John Arthur Walters " Muddy, " " Neuter " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, First Sgt 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Rat Disc. Comm. 1; Cadet 4; Cadet Library Asst. 3, 2, 1; L ' Order Noble du Sept Magni- fique 1. John ' s talents are well recognized by his Brother Rats. He is known not for some loud clash or endeavor, but rather for his " quiet concern. " John, whether studying in the classroom, holding down his job as First Ser- geant, working at the circulation desk in the library, or sitting on the RDC, is always ready to serve. John is able to alter his opinions without compromising his convictions. De- spite an active and self-disciplined cadetship, he has always found time to help out a fel- low cadet, regardless of class or rank. John has followed the principle that the more ef- fort one applies, the greater reward he may reap. Consequently, the reputation of his character, humor, and conviction has been well earned and tested. John Buckley Waltz, III " John, " " J.B.-3 " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Football 4, Soccer, Softball 1; Newman Club 4, 2; Armed Forces Club 3, 2; International Relations Club 3; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Few Rats since 1839 have taken the Ratline as seriously as John. On countless dark nights his roommates were awakened as he carried out a search for his garters, spiffy, and running shoes, so he could be properly dressed on the stoop. During his third class year, he flashed his Lance Corporal stripes to his female admirers. Early each morning, John sucks up enough courage from his cigarettes to give his 137 lbs. of twisted steel and sex appeal momen- tum for the day. Here is a Brother Rat who ' ll be successful in any endeavor he chooses. To a rare combination of wit and character, the Class of ' 66 wishes nothing but the best. WALTER RUDOLPH WALSH, JR. Arlington, Virginia JOHN ARTHUR WALTERS Washington, D.C. JOHN BUCKLEY WALTZ, III Virginia Beach, Virginia ROBERT WILLS WATSON, JR. Uniontown, Pennsylvania . I v JAY CHARLES WEGRZYN Bound Brook, New Jersey Robert Wills Watson, Jr. " Bob " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt., Battalion S-3 1; Distinguished Academic Stu- dent 4, 3, 2, 1, Distinguished Military Stu- dent 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in Amer- ican Colleges and Universities 1; Rat Social Committee 2, Chairman 1; Intramural Cross Country 4, 3; Cadet 4, 3, 2, Editor-in-Chief 1; The Sound Off 1; Tanker Platoon 2, 1; Publications Board 1. Bob left the Band this year to join the Zebras on the Battalion staff, a change that didn ' t bring tears to his eyes. In addition, long hours spent pondering many a noble work have paid off in his becoming the first-rank- ing History major. This is not to mention the fact that he holds the post of Editor-in-Chief of the Cadet and is a co-chairman of the Rat Social Committee. Where Bob will go from here who can say, but with all that he has going for him, the trail will lead straight to success. Jay Charles Wegrzyn " Hostile Man, " " J Bird " Biology; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4; Baseball Manager 3, 2, 1; Monogram Club 2, 1; Intramural Football 3, 2, Basketball 3, 2, 1, Volleyball 1, F Company Manager 1; West- minster Fellowship; Cadet Waiter 2, 1; Vir- ginia Academy of Science 3, 2, 1; Chubette Club 3, 2; Hop Committee, Escort 1. With the freedom of a bird, who else could sit in the middle of a floor laughing during a resurrection? Jay fluttered to the Institute to begin a reign as the barracks Falstaff. An atmosphere of happiness follows him every- where, and he has been a constant joy to all of those with whom he has come in contact. On the flipside of J Bird ' s personality is found a seriousness unknown to many. His thoughts and actions are always directed ones which make him the moral, sensible, well-bred man he is. The future should find Jay wearing the Air Force blue and partaking of all the activities of the officers clubs. Oscar Richardson Wergley " Rick " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, Basketball 3, 2, 1; Westminster Fellowship 4, 3, 2, 1; VMI Commanders 3; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1. According to Rick, he made his first big mis- take by coming to VMI and his second by staying. In his rat year, he nearly drowned in Fish ' s swimming class. Since that time he has had a hard time keeping his head above water in the academic world, but through hard work and determination he will make it. Rick ' s real loves are music, sports, acting, and Karen (not necessarily in that order). He is an accomplished pianist and has played in the VMI Commanders. His good nature has helped many a depressed friend and even enabled him to help himself in many trying situations. If Rick retains the same deter- mination that he has had at VMI, the future will hold whatever he desires. OSCAR RICHARDSON WERGLEY Chesapeake, Virginia Thomas Franklin White " Tom " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Football 4; Wrestling 4; Intramural Foot- ball 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Problem 519 Thermodynamics; MTYLTT 1; Food Lover ' s Anonymous 4, 3, 2, 1; Tidewater Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Club " 160. " The place will never be the same after " the kid ' s " brief tenure. He came with one pur- pose firmly lodged in his CE mind. Undaunted by what he quickly surmised to be a poor choice of " party " schools, he arrived with high hopes for football and a long string of female admirers. Today, he is the terror of intramural football. Over the years the string of girls has dwindled; today he is hen-pecked (but doesn ' t seem to mind). Though he plays hard, he also works (?) hard. Tom will be successful in any endeavor he chooses. The Class of ' 66 wishes the best of everything to a great guy! James LaMar Whitehurst, Jr. " Jimbo " Civil Engineering; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intra- mural Volleyball 4, 3; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; North- ern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighter 4, 3, 2. Who got the most rest and the highest grades in rooms 490, 303, 203, and 174? Who else? And who kept the same girl all four years of his cadetship? Who else? Jimbo was never prone to slack off in anything he tried, even if it were racking out after military duty. All of his many friends can remember milk car- tons, arm wrestling, dart throwing, gin rum- my, handball. Napoleon Bonaparte, and the E.E. and Physics Departments. His only un- pleasant encounter was having his last name start with " W " and being on the end of the line always. Jimbo, however, was last only in lines and never in any form of competition. That he never picked up any confinement, few de- merits and never walked a PT is a matter of record. THOMAS FRANKLIN WHITE Virginia Beach, Virginia ■ JAMES LaMAR WHITEHURST, JR. Raleigh, North Carolina David Otto Whitt, Jr. " Bear " History; Air Force; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, Sgt. 1; Rat Wrestling; Volleyball 1. Dave entered VMI determined to find himself a place in the Class of 1966, and he did so, right at the bottom, academically. But after six weeks in summer school (and five week- ends on Route 60 Speedway) he became a motivated third. Deciding to get his second class year off to a good start, he spent a weekend at Duke University. Around Thanks- giving, Dave had cause for special thanks, because he not only got his ring, but Ruth got her car. Then came Summer Camp, and our flyboy went to Maxwell, where he spent four glorious weeks lounging in Alabama. The time has come to say good-bye to the Institute, and Dave can look back on his days at VMI and know that he has done much and gained many friends, due mainly to his deter- mination, patience, and understanding. DAVID OTTO WHITT, JR. Richmond, Virginia MARK CROSBY WHITTIER Alexandria, Virginia % , ' 4 « Mark Crosby Whittier " Whit " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, 2, 1, L Cpl. 3; Cross Country 4, 1; Intramural Cross Country 4, 3, Coach 4; Episcopal Chaplains Committee 3; IRC 4; Political Science Society 4, 1; Scuba Diving Club 4, 1. There is an old VMI maxim which states, in effect, that there are two ways to do things at the " Big I " — an easy way and a hard way. " Whit " tried the difficult way during our third class year and promptly ran afoul of Bubba- dom. The fine aspect of this otherwise tragic episode is that " Whit " now has something which all too few of us possess — a real ap- preciation and fondness for VMI. Beside being a pleasant departure from the stoical, taciturn Marine that the ' 67 " B " Company rats knew, and a constant source of enter- tainment to those around him, " Whit " has many fine qualities which cannot help but stand him in good stead in later life. Good Luck, Brother Rat. Keep out of trou- ble. Your leaving VMI will be a gain to the Corps, but a loss to the Corps. Robert Edward Wick " Bob " History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Rifle Team 4, Ail-American 3, 2, Captain 1; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3; Pioneer Investment Club 3, 2. With the hope of showing the Virginia moun- taineers how to fire a rifle, Bob proceeded to VMI. He soon found out that shooting wasn ' t the only thing at VMI. He found time, how- ever, between studying and the Rat line, to perfect his shooting so that by the time he was a third, he was the best the rifle team had to offer. His skill made him VMI ' s only All-American during our cadetship. Bob has excelled in many endeavors other than shoot- ing. With more than his share of the fair sex pursuing him, he has somehow remained un- chained. When we see Bob as a student, we see a devout one. The results are evident, and law school is inevitable. Keep a steady aim, and keep an eye open for us in the future, Bob; we ' ll be watching for you. ROBERT EDWARD WICK Arlington, Virginia LAWRENCE ALAN WILKES Warrenton, Virginia Lawrence Alan Wilkes " Larry " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Intramural Football 4, 3; Basketball 4, 3, Softball 4, Volleyball Capt. 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2; Regimental Band 4; North- ern Va. Club 4, 3; Brookside 2; Political So- ciety 1. Although Larry gets back to Warrenton over vacations, neither VMI nor the " Hunt Coun- try " has been the same since that day in September ' 62. Although Larry carried a heavy academic load, he still managed to keep well acquainted with his sturdy " hay, " run the block nightly, and write Dana reg- ularly. Known to his friends as " Lucky Larry, " he always seems to work his way out of situ- ations that would have been the fall of the average cadet. Larry is a true friend and a great Brother Rat. W hether it ' s having a good time, chewing the fat, or getting some good advice, Larry is synonymous with these thoughts to all that know him well. Whatever the future holds for Larry, and some say there ' s a certain girl, we all know he will make a success of whatever he does. Spencer Winn Wilkinson " Spence " Electrical Engineering; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Air Stu- dent 1; Monogram Club 2, 1: Football Man- ager 4, 3, Head Manager 2, 1; Intramural Softball 4, 3; IEEE 2, 1; Nelson County Club, Secretary 4, Vice-President 3, President 2, 1; Fire Fighting 3, 2, 1; Club " 88 " 1; Com- manders 2. Spence entered VMI destined to become the strongest right-handed bucket carrier since George Deik. In the time that he spent away from the football team, Spencer managed to make good grades in that difficult department . . . EE, and keep everyone in Barracks awake by beating on the table with his drum sticks. Rank came to Spence when he became a lieutenant in Band Company. No one treas- ured his sabre more or did a better job than this confirmed " Ranker. " To you. Brother Rat, we say farewell until we return to witness a Big Red ball game at which time we shall most certainly meet again. Duane Edward Williams " Duane " Electrical Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sup. Sgt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Volleyball 1; IEEE 2, 1; Brass Choir 2, 1; Cadet Salute Battery 2, Ex. Officer 1; Food Committee 2, 1; Fire Fighting 2, 1; Gun Club 1; Sabre Committee 1. The subject of this dissertation should need no introduction. " Drano " has been a familiar figure in barracks ever since his love life started his rise to power which, alas, was ended all too soon by " Dirty Dan. " As one of the EE ' s, he early learned the true mean- ing of the EE constant and all about just enough current. Among his other accomplish- ments is membership in the well known " Tweets. " From his cavern on the second stoop, where he labored long hours in sup- port, he has issued many strange things, most of them unmusical. The best of luck in his chosen career. James Richard Williams " Jim " Civil Engineering; USMC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Capt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Intramural Volleyball; ASCE 4, 3, 2, 1; J.M. Hall 4, 3, 2, 1; Armed Forces Club 3, 2, 1; Rangers 3, 2, 1; Yankee Club 4, 3; Tanker Platoon 2, 1; Gun Club 1. Few people who enter college have fully de- cided their future. However, Jim had his gold bars stored away, waiting to pin them on, when he matriculated in September, 1962. Hard work, determination, and desire pro- duced results. Jim has a streak of romanti- cism, but he has channeled it toward prepar- ing himself to do the best job he can, which is why Jim spent four years getting ahead and preparing himself for the future. At first glance you might call him a blunt and prac- tical young man who follows the book, but a closer inspection will reveal an individual who believes in himself and has the convic- tion to follow this belief wherever it may lead. JAMES RICHARD WILLIAMS Wilmette, Illinois LEWIS RANDOLPH WILLIAMS, JR. Clarksville, Virginia THOMAS LESLIE WILLIAMS, JR. Alexandria, Virginia Lewis Randolph Williams, Jr. " Randolph " Biology; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student; Intramural Football 4, 3, 2, Co. Capt. 1; Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1, Track 4, 3, 2, 1, Softball 4, 3, 2, 1, Company Treas. 1; Va. Academy of Science 4 3, 2; Regimental Band 4, 3, 2, 1; Forest Fire Detail 3, 2, 1; Ranger 3. The cool rat soon made a name for himself as he meandered down the " Rat Line. " As the necessity arose, Randolph became a skilled Barracks lawyer. This skill enabled him to win endless battles with the GC and to also get three " No Penalties " from the Eagle in just one week. His Second Class year was packed full: Cadre, Third Class paperboys, Ring Figure, " Guptology, " and finally a self- inflicted pistol wound in the leg. The First Class year is definitely his best at VMI. Despite hardships with the French Dept., and a family hoax, with his type of get-up-and-go, Randolph will have no trouble reaching success in the world. Thomas Leslie Williams, Jr. " Tom, " " Willyam, " " Ole Tom " History; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 2, L Cpl. 3, Com- pany Clerk 1; Swimming 1; Crow ' s Nest 1; ACS 4, 3, 2, 1; Bomb Staff 4; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 3; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Sec- ond Class Dyke Association 2. " Willyam, " hailing from the roaring metrop- olis of the D.C. area, arrived at the Institute, hair all slicked down, to begin one of the most illustrious careers that the Institute has yet known. " Willyam, " also known af- fectionately as " Ole Tom, " decided it would be to his best interest to walk the " straight and narrow, " and that he did, right into the clutches of Captain " Bob " and his stopwatch in Military Science class. Tom, while being a staunch supporter of the maxim, " All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, " has always maintained that certain studious un- derglow, as his Dean ' s List average grades readily reflect. This will be a mark of sure suc- cess upon completion of his education. Edward Burns Willis " Eddie, " " E.B. " Civil Engineering; Artillery; Pvt. 4, 3, 2, 1; Football 4, 3, 2, 1; Track 4; Monogram Club 3, 2, 1; ASCE 3, 2, 1; Northern Virginia Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Lignum Club 4, 3, 2, 1; F.I. P. 1; Physical Ed. Asst. 2, 1; Bob Whirl Fan Club 2; JAJ 1; Cannon Enterprises 1; " C " -Man Club ( 2). This quiet, unassuming country boy has transformed himself into a worldly playboy. Ed has a marriage tendancy, but always ends up less than best man. Having trouble with open-field runners or window panes, he could hurt himself sitting in the whirlpool. A proud four year private, Ed never let the Institute instill a love for the military life in him. He even went so far as to join the " Anti-Whirl " Club his second class year. Initiation into the latter cost him a " whirl " with the G.C. and one month in which to recruit new members for his club. But best of luck " Big Ed, " keep smiling for the pictures, and Happy Fourth of July. EDWARD BURNS WILLIS Lignum, Virginia Glenn Claude Winstead " Glenn " Biology; Artillery; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Sgt. 1; Distinguished Academic Student 1; Dis- tinguished Military Student 1; Virginia Acad- emy of Science 3, 2; Food Committee Chair- man 1. Who was that Rat from Texas on the food island juggling oranges in the middle of the mess hall? He made his quiet approach with the class of ' 67, but there he was taking second, third, and rat courses. Devoted to long hours of work, Glenn spent his whole second class Christmas vacation at VMI to overcome the insurmountable amount of work heaped on the pre-meds. Indeed Glenn ' s hard work was worthwhile, as in June he had earned those cherished academic stars. Recognizing his valuable potential, " D " Company made Glenn a sergeant his first class year and put him with the Rat Com- pany early in the year. We the Brother Rats of ' 66 wish Glenn the best of luck in medical school and know that he will make a fine doctor. Sherrill Ammon Witt " S.A., " " Santa " English; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Football 4, 2; Monogram Club 2, 1; Outstanding Line- man VMI-VPI Rat Game — 1962; Intramural Football 3, 1, Volleyball 4, 3, 2, 1; Religious Council 3, 2, 1; Wesley Foundation 4, 3, President 2, 1; Lynchburg Club 4, 3, 2, 1. Sherrill came to VMI back in 1962 as " Mr. High School. " He soon found that VMI wasn ' t the military paradise he had expected. Between the football team, studies, the rat line, and not seeing Joanne, Sherrill strug- gled through his rat year. As a third, his grades came up, and he made it back on the football team. Visits from Joanne were more frequent, and Sherrill began to take a little interest in rank. During the last two years, Sherrill decided that getting into " grad " school and keeping his girl were of the fore- most importance. We wish the best of everything to you, Sherrill, a great Brother Rat. Robert Stanley Woods " Censored " English; Air Force; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Lt. 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Wres- tling 4, 3; Intramurals 4, 3, 2, 1; Literary Magazine Copy Ed. 1; Catholic Choir 4, 3, 2; Newman Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2; English Society 1; Aero Club 2; Bermuda Club Exec. V. Pres. 2, 1. To all those who read this history, it will be agreed that it is an incomplete description of Bob. In all the activities Bob has joined, he leaves behind an excellent record. His aca- demics, which he pursued vigorously through- out his four years, have put him at the top of his class. Bob ' s ability to get the job done has resulted in the achievement of honors not only in the English curriculum, but also in the military system. His imaginative and lucid mind have made Bob respected by members of the faculty as well as those of all classes. Bob came to VMI a man and now emerges with an awareness of the world which many of us still lack. To call Bob a " good guy " would be an understatement. To call him a vital person is nearer the mark. p k r - " •■ L j - Tf V K ; J GLENN CLAUDE WINSTEAD Los Angeles, California SHERRILL AMMON WITT Lynchburg, Virginia 4 ROBERT STANLEY WOODS Kansas City, Missouri « s CHARLES DANIEL WOODWARD Chicago, Illinois GEOFFREY REYNOLDS YOUNG Memphis, Tennessee Charles Daniel Woodward " Fang " History; Armor; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Capt, Foxtrot Company Commander 1; Gymnastics 3, Business Manager 2, 1; Wrestling 4, 3; Cross Country 4; Fencing 4; Intramural Weight Lifting 1; VMI Coloring Book Sales Manager 2, 1; Lutheran Club 3, 2, 1; Pioneer Investment Club 2, 1; Tanker Platoon 2, 1; Fire Fighting Detail 3; Presidential Provost Guard 3; New Cadet Cadre 2, 1; Glee Club 4. In our four years of " Fishbowl " -life, Charlie has been many different things to many dif- ferent people at VMI; to the M.S. Dept. he has always been the first-ranking D.M.S. (Disenrolled Military Student); to the corps he has been the scourge of parade-graders, and rats alike; to " Fang ' s Gang " he has been a fine company commander; to his roommates he has been entertaining, consid- erate, and pleasantly unpredictable. Charlie may not make a million dollars on Wall Street, but he ' ll certainly find happiness with Marianne, and by being himself. So long, Brother Rat, may the wind be always at your back. Geoffrey Reynolds Young " Reyn " History; USMC; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, 1, Cpl. 2, Captain, Regimental Adjutant (S-l); Distin- guished Air Student 1; Newman Club 4, 3; Glee Club 4, 3, 2; Armed Forces Club 2, 1; United States Naval Institute 2, 1; USAF Re- serve Officers Association 2, 1; United States Reserve Officers Association Medal 2; Vice- Commandant ' s Award, Summer Camp — 1965. Johnny Burgoyne in a sailor suit, a perfectly ludicrous picture from the rear, Reyn has been dedicated as he even sleeps under a VMI navy blanket. Yep, our ol ' Regimental Adjutant has " adjutated " from Blytheville to Lexington, to Washington, and back smiling (except for F.E.I.) all the way. He ' s a pretty good ol ' bird (we don ' t care if he wouldn ' t play his banjo for us), and we ' ll miss having him around to worry with us. We wish him luck and look forward to a long continuation of the friendships we have formed with Reyn in the years to come. Sylvan Anthony Zahn, Jr. " Syl, " " Dub ' History; Infantry; Pvt. 4, L Cpl. 3, Cpl. 2, Captain 1; Distinguished Academic Student 2, 1; Distinguished Military Student 1; Who ' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 1; Rat Cross Country 4; In- tramural Wrestling 3, Cross Country 4; Cadet 4; Bomb 3; Ranger 3; Cadet Asst. Economics Dept. 2, 1. Syl came to VMI to become absorbed in liv- ing as a cadet. To speak of the success which Syl strived for is to tell of the success that he attained. However, the days of ranger train- ing and being " first-ranking " are yesterdays. Today Syl is thinking of tomorrow. If the past is any indication, Syl will never experience failure and defeat. There are many who wish Syl well. Now it ' s good-by to a friend who exemplifies not only the most admirable qual- ities of a VMI cadet, but also the extraordi- nary traits of a thinking and feeling indi- vidual. SYLVAN ANTHONY ZAHN, JR. Belleville, Illinois IN MEMORIAM Gordon Harold Lloyd Who ' s Who in Colleges and Universities President: Robert Carter Randolph Vice-President: Richard Munroe Irby, III Historian: Samuel Bowen Heltzel CLASS OF 1967 The second half of our stay at the Virginia Military Insti- tute began on a hot day in September. We had especially high hopes that the days in this half would pass quickly, for ahead lay our Ring Figure, a moment that could not come quickly enough. Before we look ahead, let ' s look back at the happenings of our class. We remember our rat year as being the hard- est, but in other ways as being the most rewarding. For it was during this time of little responsibility that we went from a motley crew of lost individuals to a closely-knit class, a characteristic which would be shown in the very near future. At the end of our first year we knew that the playing around was finished and that hard work lay ahead. Our third class year brought with it responsibility, which our class took upon its shoulders, and we did a job which was recognized and accepted by all. This year taught us to be humble, for the stripe by no means made us ac- ceptable. We had to prove ourselves and our worth. Little did we ever expect that our class would soon be leading the Corps. Last year we were labeled " good guys " and became known to the Commandant as a " Party Class, " an innova- tion on the hill. For our class, a party was a chance to meet new Brother Rats and also a chance to " blow it out, " and we did just that. We also realized our obligation to the corps and did our part as humble third classmen, hungry for a chance to show our ability. The " good guys " kept pressing on, some participated in football, others in basketball, and many in the other minor sports. Although our football season was ragged, the members of the Class of 1967 showed that next year was going to be their year and a winning season. The leaves fell and Ring Figure came in all the glory and spectacle of a Mardi Gras. Although it was much work, many problems, and a few disagreements, Ring Figure for us all was an event to remember. From the foot- ball game on Thursday to the Kazim Temple we went where we began the best week-end of our lives (at VMI). Friday we received our rings from the General. Finally at the dance, the rings were placed on our hands as a lasting reminder that we are members of VMI ' s Class of ' 67. 160 The Pine Room party cured all our ills; and when the night came to a close, we knew, each of us, that the Ring Figure of the Class of 1967 had to have been the best. Our ring, symbolic of the dynamic spirit of our class, will always remind us of this wonderful and exciting occasion. On each of us was etched the happiness and excitement of this event. This tremendous responsibility which we faced, planned, and succeeded in carrying out left no doubts that the Class of ' 67 was soon to be heard from. It illustrated for sure that " good guys " could finish first. This was just the beginning of the responsibility that would hit us in the near future, but it showed to all that the Class of 1967 was ready for the challenge. The Christmas season came soon afterwards, and for the Class of 1967 it was a proud moment, for it was the time when our class ring could be shown to our friends and neighbors, and the attainment of the ring could be explained. Each of us was proud of our accomplishment and didn ' t hesitate to display our ring, for here was a small reminder of our achievement. With the pride comes responsibility which we must not take lightly; for if we are to guide and direct the Corps, we must be as unified as our rings portray. We must form a circle of unity. We have seen first classes come and go. Each of us has hopes for what our first class year will be like. It surely doesn ' t depend on just the class officers or just the cadet captains, but all of us. No matter how small a part one plays, his help and support is needed. Next year will be our year and our chance to show what we have gained and what we can contribute. We must be ready for the challenge that lies before us; how much we contribute or how much we do depends on all of us. THE SECOND CLASS Lonnie Jan Abernathy Virginia Beach, Va. Edward L. Adams, Jr. Fort Pierce, F!a. John Charles Ande Hampton, Va. Charles William Ash Williamsburg, Va. Jeffrey Whitehead Aston Essex Falls, N. J. Randolph Mason Blanks R. Breckii stle, Va. Patton H. Breland, Jr Houston, Texas William F. Brent, III Fredricksburg, Va. David Hall Bristow Richmond, Va. Charles V. Brooke Warrenton, Va. George M. Brooke, III Lexington, Va. Richard N. Brooke, Jr. Front Royal, Va. Donald A. Br Lynchburg, Va. Stephen THE SECOND CLASS eth Nung-Fo Chun James B. Clarke Richmond, Va. Raymond T. Coe Falls Church, Va. Patrick J. Conley Hampton, Va. Philip C. Cosby Falls Church, Va. Thomas R. Coughenour Henry P. Dickerson, III Newport News, Va. Richard M. Di) Kent M. Easty hesapeake, Va. les B. Edwards Richlands, Va. Richn Thomas L. Engle Mi. Fl.i Edward Ernouf, III Roanoke, Va. jamin M. Evans, III South Hill, Va. 164 John B. Farley Roanoke, Va. George S. Ferrell, Jr Lynchburg, Va. David F. Fink Hamburg, N. Y. Douglas L. Fisher, Jr William M. Fleshood Colonial Heights. Va. Robert J. Flynn, Jr. John J. Folan, Jr. Norwood, Mass. John B. Foret, Jr. Takoma Park, Md. John F. Forsyth, IV Front Royal, Va. William T. Fowler Norfolk, Va. James G. Fromm Wheaton, Md. Taras J. Galysh Woonsocket, R. I. Robert V. Gates Timonium, Md. James T. Gillette, Ml Capron, Va. Philip J. Gioia Fort Eustis, Va. Douglas K. Goodall Haverford, Va. John L. Crump Goode Hamburg, N. Y. James E. Goodgion, III Arlington, Va. Charles B. Graham Chapel Hill, N. C. Barry L. Green Harrisburg, Penn. Franklin B. Green Lexington, N. C. THE SECOND CLASS Robert C. Arlington, Va Robert Leonard Gi Portsmouth, Va Thomas A. Gritzmachei Tampa, Fla Eugene S. Grosecl Lynchburg, Va. John T. Gupton, 111 Virginia Beach, Va. James E. Hayes, Jr. Memphis, Tenn. Barry E. Hedquist Holden, Mass. William V. Hughes, Jr. Virginia Beach, Va. Michael J. Ingelido, II Colorado Springs, Col. Richard M. Irby, III George N. Irvin San Angelo, Te Ray E. Irvine Augusta, Mich. THE SECOND CLASS Robert H. Kerr Barrington, III. William J. Kiniry Richmond, Va. Ernest P. Kish Falls Church, Va. Robert W. Klink Vinton, Va. Charles A. Krebs, Jr. Falls Church, Va. Frank L. Kuchuris Chicago, III. Robert P. Kyle Roanoke, Va. Geoffrey L. Lampshire Arlington, Va. Harry J. Lee Bedford, Va. Thomas W. Leggett, Jr. South Hill, Va. Julin Da Lu Washington, D. C. Richard A. Lynch Rocky Mount, Va. R. P. MacKinnon, Jr Princeton, N. J. Charles B. Malley Piedmont, Calif. Wayne Marshall Glouchester, Mass. James H. Massie, III Amherst, Va. E. G. Stanley Maxwell, Jr Stephen D. McElroy, Jr Grif tiss AFB, N. Y. William R. McHargue Maxwell AFB, Ala. Wiley L. Mcllrath THE SECOND CLASS homas A. Merritt, Jr. oanoke Rapids, N. C. Ted N. Mervosh Burgettstown, Penn. Charles E. Miley Berryville, Va. Jerry A. Milton Roanoke, Va. Charles R. Moir, III Roanoke, Va. Jack B. Mundy, Jr. Roanoke. Va Robert L. Nablo, Jr. Harold A. Nance Bedford, Va. David R. Neel De Funiak Springs, Fla. Patric D. O ' Briei St. Petersburg Bch., Fla Frank E. Oliver College Park, Ga. John I. Orrison Belle Vernon, Penn. Oscar B. Palmer, Jr. Roanoke, Va. John Pasco, III Raleigh, N. C. Myron Pawliw New York, N. Y. Lewis F. Payne, Jr. Amherst, Va. Willard G. Plentl, Jr. Highland Springs, Va Elias D. Poe, III Eaton, Ohio Vance D. Powell, Jr. Grosse Pte. Woods. Mich. John F. Prince Miamisburg, Ohio Charles A. Pritchard; Jr Richmond, Va. William H. Pugh, Ml Richmond, Va. Harry Ratrie, III Towson, Md. Richard B. Reid Roanoke, Va. George T. Richardson S ilt Va. Perry N. Ritenour Pittsburgh, Penn. Scott D. Roberts Stamford, Conn. Taylor S. Roberts Roanoke, Va. James A. Robertson S.ilr Va. Charles H. Romanowski Manchester, Conn. James W. Rountree Suffolk, Va. James L. Rutherford Norfolk, Va, THE SECOND CLASS Stephen C. Sboray Vinton, Va. Lawerence W. Scanlan Hunter F. Tayl Richmond, Va John H. Tayl Hampton, Va Dennis L. Telzrow New York, N. Y. William R. Terry Roanoke, Va. Bruce H. Weiner Silver Spring, Md. Daniel F. Wells Petersburg, Va. Peter D. Wells Englewood, N. J. Larry W. Wertz Harry B. Whitme Newport N David S. Wilki Richmond, V i G. Wil Greenbelt, Md. Edward F. Wittel Richmond, Va. James Anthony Wojcik Depew, N. Y. James R. Worsham, III Norfolk, Va. CLASS OF 1968 President: Joseph Addison Hagan, Historian: Joe Oliver Smith Vice-President: John Joseph Ramsburg We, as the Class of 1968, seem to have spanned a lifetime since that night last spring when we finished what was to us an unbelievable initiation — the rat line. Shortly after- wards, we elected officers and became recognized offi- cially as a class, but at that time still unproven. We took the initiative, and began immediately working on our class emblem and sweaters. By Finals, we were more than ready to enjoy ourselves with third class priv- ileges. After a relatively carefree summer, we returned to the Institute, ready for the rat line and coming events. Then came Thanksgiving and our first class party. This was followed by the arrival of our sweaters as Christmas drew near. However, as we left for the holidays, we eager- ly looked forward to our return to normalcy. We returned only to face exams after the too short va- cation, and then headlong into the second semester. Now facing Finals of our second year at VMI, we begin to wonder what it is that proves a class. It is our hope that when we leave the Institute, we shall retain the bonds and set of values and standards which VMI has instilled in us, and that we also may have given to the Institute more than just a casual thought in return for the understanding and belief in VMI traditions which we have acquired. In our first two years here at VMI, we have realized that what we have as a class and share in the corps goes much deeper than four years and a degree. We see that to be faithful to VMI, we must respond to our obligations to our class; and as a class in a unique system, we must fulfill our responsibilities to that system in order for it to endure. We, as thirds, have been out of the rat line just a little longer than we were in it; but we are now intensely aware of the existing conditions and the obstacles and hazards of a third class to which we never gave a thought as rats. We realize that while " the thirds " were continually at our throats in the rat line, they probably spent more time un- der the critical eyes of the upper two classes who were equally intent on protecting the class system. Yet, in spite of the difficulties faced this year and those which lie ahead, we hope to see the strengthening and unification of the classes within barracks. The dependence upon each other as Brother Rats must continue to grow if we are to survive and carry the burden of a powerful class system. While the class system and rat line will never be enforced exactly as each individual would have it, we cannot neglect the existence of the very foundations upon which our life in barracks is based merely because they are not always fair and non-personal. With these thoughts in mind, we now look toward next fall and our coming Ring Figure. Howard G. Anders, Jr. Monongahela, Penn. Guy E. Anderson, Jr. Richard J. Andrassey North Plainfield, N. J. John G. Andrews Springfield, Va. Jackson M. Andr Loui! Willis Ky. Andret Chesapeake. Va. John B. Archer Chapel Hill, N. C lomas R. Arensdorf Arlington, Va. John A. Augustine Anchorage, Alaska David L. Avery Richmond, Va. Anthony A. Aveta Flemington, N. J. John Jackson Bagby Jackson Durham Barefo Tappahannock, Va. Arthur Findley Barfield Norfolk, Va. Ewell Somers Beirne Covington, Va. Robert Nicholas Berezoski Annandale, Va. Charles W. Besenfelder Richmond, Va. Donald Frasier Biggs Rapids City, S. D. Charles Nicholas Bishop Staunton, Va. Crispin Pond Blanchette APO. New York, New York Cecil Nelson Blankenship Salem, Virginia William Henry Bouck Middleburg, New York Terrence Lee Bowers Clearbrook, Virginia Thomas Marshall Boyd Glouchester, Virginia William Preston Boyer Richmond, Virginia Andrew F. Bradley Williamsburg, Virginia rtf f ' - = " P ' . S Ml o. " ?— , — -i THE THIRD CLASS s William M. Br: Wyckoff, N. J. William M. Br; Frank H. Breault Newport News, Va. Charles S. Brightwell Charleston, S. C. Lyman R. Brothers Empona, Va Charles W. Burton Colonial Heights, Va. Richard L. Burton Arlington, Va. Richard A. Butterworth Duxbury, Mass. George E. Buzzard Waynesboro, Va. William E. Calfee Stamford, Conn. William W. Cloyd Lynchburg, Va. David A. Cortese Houston, Pa. Henry J. Crotwell Liberty, S.C. Robert S. OeVos McDonald, Pa. Thompson O. Coryell II, ndon, Va. Rodney G. Crowgey Wytheville. Va. Myron I. Dickerson Chesterfield, Va. Paul F. Chamberlin Falls Church, Va. Michael J. Cogswell Springfield, Va. Ronald L. Cowardin Richmond, Va. Woodbridge, Va. Thomas W. Coffey Nimrod Hall, Va. Jack Cranford, Jr. Roanoke, Va. William G. Davis New Castle, Del. Howard S. Donald, Jr Springfield, Va. Robert S. Crenshaw, Roanoke. Va. Rodham T. Delk, Jr. Smithfield, Va. Roy F. Dornsife, Jr. Richn nd, Va. Richmor John D. Crim New Market, Va. Michael A. Dellinger Lynchburg, Va. Francis A. Drake Grand Forks AFB, ND. Guy H. Drewry, Ml Fairfax, Va. Charles Eric Eades Mountain Lakes, N.J. Arnold W. Ellis, III Richmond, Va. John J, Fa lzone Garwood, N.J. John T. Ferguson, Jr. Robert W. Duckwall Alexandria, Va. Leigh S. Edmunds Oxon Hill, Md. Terrence R. Erne Richn rid, Va FPO, San Fr; James R. Fa Winchester, William J. Fl Los Angeles, Harvey C. Fl Alberta, Va. :isco, Cal. Richmond, Va. er Robert A. Farrenkopf Spring Valley, N.Y. n James R. Fleming 3l. Fairfax, Va. , Jr. John G. Frank APO, New York, N.Y. Herbert M. Groth Arlington, Va. Allan G. Harding Arlington, Va. Paul V. Hebert Richmond, Va. Sandston, Va. Myles D. Gibbons Stamford, Conn. John D. Griffin Virginia Beach, Va. Benjamin H. Guess Charles City, Va. Edward M. Ha Andover, Mass. Ben H. Hedrick Lovettsville. Va. Paul B. Grigg APO. New York, N.Y. Shellie C. Ha Portsmouth, Va. J. Addison Hagan, III Norfolk, Va. i E. Henry Irvin Grodsky i H. Haney Falls Church, Va. John L. Hart Roanoke. Va. Kevin J. Henry Arlington, Va. Gary H. Klemas Roanoke. Va. Richard G. Knox Towson, Md. Dennis J. Kopecko Richmond. Va. Kenneth W. Kowalski Bethpage, N. Y. Krita Krilakara Alexandria, Va. Herbert W. Laine Windsor, Va. James H. Lambert Mil Wells, Tex. John C. Lane anklin Lakes, N. J. Phillip L. Lanier Hurt, Va. David H. Law Fairfax, Va. Theodore E. Leduc ampden-Sydney, Va. Gregory C. Lee Marion. Va. John G. Lester Midlothian, Va. Joseph W. Levine John B. Long Augusta, Ga. Donald F. Lynch McDill AFB, Fla. Donald A. MacCuish Gloucester, Mass. Charles E. Maddox Hampton, Va. Michael T. Mahoney Orchard Park, N. Y. Lester C. Martin Annandale, Va. William P. Martin Hampton, Va. Richard R. Martinez Stoney Point, N. Y. Charles F. McCallam Newport News, Va. Robert L. McDowell Severna Park, Md. THE THIRD CLASS Frank D. McElwee Walla Walla, Wash. Alan C. McGehee Richmond, Va. Larry B. McGlothin Bethel Park, Pa. George E. McLaurine Birmingham, Ala. Robert E. McPherson Upperville, Va. Michael L. Michaelson Aberdeen, Md. William W. Millan Falls Church, Va. Steven I. Miller Durham, N. C. Vernon C. Miller Moorestown, N. J. Robert E. Mills Urbana, Va. Robert R. Mitchell Aberdeen, Md. Zebulon V. Mitchell Waverly, Va. Thomas C. Murphey Richmond, Va. Byron F. Nettrour Pittsburgh, Pa. Thomas K. Norment Williamsburg, Va. Thomas R. Nuckols Hopewell, Va. Jeffrey P. O ' Connell Lancaster, Pa. David G. O ' Connor Hopewell, Va. John F. Orton John L. Pabst Hampton, Va. Garland W. Padgett Langley AFB, Va. Dale C. Pancake Bossier City, La. Jack M. Parrish Richmond, Va. J 8ft THE THIRD CLASS John R. Patterson, IT Lynchburg, Va. Phillip G. Pauls McLean, Va. Phillip M, Pazich Ambridge, Pa. Kenneth W. Pennington Fairfax, Va. Kenneth J. Perkins North Bergen, N. J. Joseph P. Petitta Ale andr Va. John M. Phillips Lima, Ohio Christopher K. Phillips Newport News, Va. John R. Philpott Lexington, N. C. Gilbert W. Piddington Blackwood, N. J. Frank J. Pinizotto Glassboro, N. J. James D. Polley Springfield, Va. Robert F. Powers Newport News, Va. Stephen J. Powers McMurray, Pa. John T. Province Falls Church, Va. Paul D. Quillen Mi; Fla John J. Ramsburg Berryville, Va. Richard K. Rankin Greenbelt, Md. James C. Reeves Pine Bluff, Ark. Charles F. W. Rencsok Hampton, Va. Archer L. Richardson Richmond, Va. Thomas A. Ricketts Annandale. Va. Leslie P. Ridout Petersburg, Va. George H. Roberts Petersburg, Va. Michael D. Robertson St. Petersburg, Fla. William D. Robertson Norfolk, Va. John D, Royster Lynchburg, Va. Lawrence M. Ryan White Plains, N.Y. Robert W. Sagnette Chesterfield, Va. Charles S. Saphos APO, New York, N.Y. Michael C. Sartori Aurora, Coto. Robert E. Schmatzriedt Cedar Grove, N.J. Douglas P. Schnabel Bethel Park, Penn. David A. Schneider Richn nd, Va. Billy M. Seargeant Petersburg, Va. 186 j«5 George H. Sebr. Norfolk, Va. Bliss K. Shafer Roanoke, Va. Michael G. Shepard Norfolk, Va. LeRoy E. Shoemaker Goldsboro, N. C. George B. Shorter Centerville, Va. Thomas H. Showall Radford, Va. Joe 0. Smith Guntersville, Ala John R. Siegel White Stone, V; Paul W. Simmo Sebrell, Va. Jay B. Slaughter Glenhead, L. I., N. Y. Alvin D. Sledd Richmond, Va. Alfred L S Richmond, Va Craig W. Si Annandale, Va th th THE THIRD CLASS McLean Smith, Jr. Michael R. Smythe Arlington, Va. Lynchburg, Va. ence J. Stetson, Jr. James H. Stirling Suffolk, Va. Harold W. Switzer Cambridge, Md. James C. Thompson Salisbury, Md. Petersburg, Va. Joseph C. Talbott Fort Meade, Va. John P. Thrift, Jr. Waynesboro, Va. Garland P. Sprinkle Buchanan, Va. Stephen A. Strickler Virginia Beach, Va. Charles M. Taylor, II Richmond, Va. John B. Timmons Robert W. Spruell Annadale, Va. Ronald S. Stultz Winchester, Va. Donald R. Taylor Roanoke, Va. George W. Squires Richn nd, Va. Willi; B. Todd Baltir Md. John C. Sutton, III Beaver Falls, Va. Charles M. Thacker Roanoke, Va. John L. Topping, Jr Robert S. Steele, II Chester, Va. Gordon C. Sweeney Falls Church, Va. Marvin E. Thews, Jr. Clarksville, Va. Wright Patterson AFB, O.Washington, D.C. Joseph K. Underwood Timothy E. Underwood Richmond, Va. Roanoke, Va. Chicago Heights, III. Gordon W. Van Hoose, III J. H. Van Landingham, IVStephen J. Vaughan Belcher, La. Petersburg, Va. Richmond, Va. 188 Richard H. Wood Richmond, Va. Berry F. Wright Ashland, Va. Jack D. Wycoff Abingdon, Va. Lewis A. Yeouze Ashland, Miss. Robert F. Yurachek Richmond, Va. Robert A. Zachman Petersburg, Va. William J. Waldo Chesapeake, Va. Wilson R. Waldron Vinton, Va. John G. Hall Charlottesville, Va. Richard S. Wallach Warrington, Va. George R. Walton D. Warrei ay, S. C. w Laur John W. War Virginia Beach, V: Tucker C. Watkins South Boston, Va. William R. WeUh Purcellville, Va. Robert S. Westbrook Chester, Va. Frank C. Whitaker, Jr. Petersburg, Va. Lewis R. White Suffolk, Va. Stanley H. Wilkerson Alexandria, Va. Richard F. Wilkinson FPO, San Francisco, Cal. CLASS OF 1969 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every pur- pose under the heaven: a time to matriculate, and a time to graduate; a time to study and a time to pluck up that which is studied; a time to eat, and a time to sleep; a time to be sent up, and a time to come down; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to cast away pride, and a time to gather humility; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to strain, and a time to refrain from straining; a time to keep silent, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. What profit hath the rodentia that worketh in that wherein he laboreth? I have seen the travail which the God of ' 66 hath given to the thirdsmen to be exercised in it. He hath made everything beautiful in his time, also he hath set the fear in their heart so that no thirdsman can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a rodentia to rejoice and to do good in his life, and also that every rodentia should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor; it is the gift of the Institute. I know that whatsoever the Institute doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can put to it, nor anything be taken from it: and the Insti- tute doeth it, that rodentia should show fear before it. That which hath been is now, and that which is to be hath already been, and the Institute requireth that which is past. And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judg- ment, that wickedness was there; and the place of right- eousness, that iniquity was there. I said in my heart, RDC shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every purpose and for every work I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the rodentia, that RDC might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are the lowliest of beasts. So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun, and behold the fears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter, for on the side of their oppressors there was RDC, GC, and power, but they had no comforter. Yea, two rodentia are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his brother rodentia, and if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him and a threefold cord is not easily broken. Keep thou thy foot when thou goest to the house of the Institute, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart utter hastily anything before the Institute, for the Institute hath wisdom, and rodentia are of this earth and have not knowledge nor wisdom. Rejoice, young rodentia, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth. But know thou, that for all these things, the Institute will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart. THE FOURTH CLASS Frank Anthony Abruzzese Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Melvin Earnest Adams Clifton Forge, Virginia Robert Moore Alexander Hampton, Virginia Edward Wayne Allen Madison Heights, Virginia David Henry Altizer North Tazewell, Virginia Jerry McCall Amos Culpepper, Virginia Mark Howard Anderson Montrose, Colorado Walter Claude Anderson, III South Boston, Virginia Courtney Earl Apperson Lynchburg, Virginia O ' Connor Goolrick Ashby Fredericksburg, Virginia William Haley Atkinson Paris Island, S. C. Thomas Drummond Bagwell Richmond, Virginia Gordon Bailey Westfield, New Jersey William Knox Bailey, Jr. Bluefield, Virginia Edward Clifton Bain, III Richmond, Virginia Henry Leslie Baker, III Streator, Illinois John Tennyson Baker Norfolk, Virginia James William Baker Richmond, Virginia Hassell Lee Barnes, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia Gene Woodard Beale Courtland, Virginia Bruce Owen Beaulieu 3ryantville, Massachusetts Charles Patrick Becker Annandale, Virginia Robert Wyman Bedle Matawan, New Jersey Allan d ' Andelot Belin Washington, D. C. John Emory Belt Arlington, Virginia James Gordon Benedict Berkeley Heights, N. J. Robert Martin Biddle Parkersburg, West Virginia Thomas George Blair, Jr. Springfield. Illinois William R. Blandford, Jr. Powhatan, Virginia Donald Charles Bogard Smithfield, Virginia 192 James Darrell Boggs Dayton, Ohio Lewis Alexander Boggs, V Petersburg, Virginia Charles Edward Bowen Luray, Virginia Patteson Branch, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Andrew Moore Brantley Raleigh, North Carolina Gary Joseph Braswell Virginia Beach. Virginia Paul James Bross Philadelphia, Pennsylva David Christy Brothers, Lexington, Virginia Charles Edward Brown Red Springs, N. C. Peyton Goolrick Brown Bedford, Virginia Eugene Wynne Brownin Anto Charles Faulkn Brya George MacLaren Brydan Richmond, Virginia Thomas Randolph Buckne George Cameron Budd Richmond, Virginia Jack Riggin Burroughs, Ji Front Royal, Virginia Dauid Thomas Bush Roanoke, Virginia Warren Arthur Bushey, Jr Vienna, Virginia Harry William Butler, III Winchester, Virginia Richard Dale Byers Newtown Square, Penn. Robert Louis Byrne, Jr. Stubbs Road, Hong Kong Edwin Garnett Caldwell Powhatan, Virginia Roger Darrell Call Fairfax, Virginia Richard Cochrane Camp Alexandria, Virginia James Paxton Campbell pbell Sa John Sterrett Can Glasgow, Virginia Ward Loveless Carr Waterford, Virginia Sanford William Carter Decatur, Georgia Charles Thomas Catlett H.-i ipto Virgi, Louis Coe Caudell, Jr Sheppard AFB, Texas Arden Michael Dean Maple Park, Illinois Micheal Daniel Delaney Alexandria, Virginia ard Barlow Delk Kingston, Virginia ell DeWitt Arbor, Michigan Davis Deyerle Richmond, Virginia John Matthew Dick Winchester, Virginia William Snavely Oil Sudbury. Massachi. James Wayne Dixoc Portsmouth, Virgin! John Wayne Dodrill Summersville, West Virgir Leonard C. Doughty, III Portsmouth, Virginia Frederick Michael Downey, II Rockville, Maryland John Collins DuBose Decatur, Georgia Charles Louis Durante, II Redlands, California Frank Blanton Easterly Richmond. Virginia Joseph Omar Ecsi Temples Hills, Maryland John Norman Edenfield ch, Vii Willi, Clifford Ellerman Brackenridge, Pennsylvai Michael Robin Engle Clifton Forge, Virginia James A. C. Ericson Mlllington, New Jersey Mitchell Edward Esbach Richmond, Virginia Dale Clinton Evans Lynchburg, Virginia Allen James Fagan Alexandria, Virginia George Walter Farr lite. Mi ' ippi eph Beverly Farrar, Jr ckstone, Virginia Robert Lee Faulkner Glasgow, Virginia Joseph Nathan Flanz Spring Valley, New York Harold Conrad Fleischer Park Ridge, New Jersey Kenneth Richard Flemini Alexandria, Virginia Robert Lloyd Flint Lynchburg, Virginia Robert Bernard Flowers APO, New York Frederick Thomas Ford, III Baltimore, Maryland Gerald John Fresia Pittsfield. Massachusetts Joseph Marshall Frey Chester, Virginia Thomas Robert Fulton ■ille. Mi! ,ippi Arthur Lee Galloway Williamsburg, Virginia Philip Graham Gardn Martinsville, Virginia Anthony Bruce Gentile. Clifton Heights. Penn. 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Virginia Thomas Harvey Hood Cookville, Tennessee Hugh Harrison Hopkins Woodstock, Virginia Kenneth Frank Houston Alexandria, Virginia Joseph Shirkey Howard, II APO, New York Conway Knox Hubard Fredericksburg, Virginia William Thomas Hudson Richmond, Virginia Frank Parker Huger Lexington, Virginia James Thomas Hunt Roanoke, Virginia James Read Hutcheson Boydton, Virginia Raymond Walter Ihlenburg Virginia Beach, Virginia John Cabot Ishon Hampton, Virginia Marvin Itzkowitz Richmond, Virginia John Carl Jackson Roanoke, Virginia Gordon James, III Signal Mountain, Tennessei Clyde Jay Jennings Lynchburg, Virginia William Richard Jeter Amherst, Virginia William Edward Jocelyn, Jr Virginia Beach, Virginia David William Johnson Ashland, Virginia Peter Howze Jones Wyncote, Pennsylvania Stephen Randolph Jones Atlanta, Georgia Thomas Cunningham Joni Fairmont, West Virginia Amo Frank Judd, III Norfolk, Virginia Walter Talley Judd Richmond, Virginia Alan Edward Kaliski Port Chester, New York Orville Wayne Keesee Lynchburg, Virginia John William Kennedy Arlington, Virginia Kharavuth Khemaijodhin Washington, DC. Patrick Desmond King Lynchburg, Virginia Will am H. Kirkpatrick Richmond, Virginia Paul Douglas Kowalski Cherry Hill, New Jersey Peter Craig Kranske Los Angeles, California James Minor Kulp, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Herman Melvin Kunkle Chesapeake, Virginia Robert Ernest Ladd Front Royal, Virginia John Wesley Lainhart Warrenton, Virginia John Michael LaMar Cherry Point, North Carolina Robert Wayne Lanier Lexington, Virginia Walter Cammack Laundon Norfolk, Virginia Robert Charles Leibecke, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Lawrence Richard Lenz East Meadow, New York George William Lester Waynesboro, Virginia Arthur M. Lipscomb, III Lexington, Virginia Daniel Marion Locklair, III Farmville, Virginia James Wilson Long, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Henry Christian L ' Orange Jacksonville, Florida Herschel Wayne Lucas Arlington, Virginia Hayward D. Luckett, III Savannah, Georgia Joseph Gerrard Lynch MacDill AFB, Florida Gary Willard Mackey Norfolk, Virginia Geddes Fredwell MacLaren Brunswick, Maine Norman Wayne Maddox Lynchburg, Virginia Henry Van Maeger Fairfax, Virginia Michael Harvey Maguigan Chester, Virginia rrx Julian Neville Major, III Front Royal, Virginia Gary Harold Market Levittown, Pennsylvania Paul Douglas C. Marks, Jr. Capron, Virginia Howard Joseph Marshall Middleboro, Massachusetts Paul Jay Mascot Waco, Texas Stewart Kirk Materne, Jr. Paul Richard Mathewson Lyndonville, New York Richard Alan Mattozzi Falls Church, Virginia Robert Charles Maurer Roslyn Heights, New York Herman D. Mawyer, III Richmond, Virginia Michael Reid McCrary Washington, D.C. Michael Alan McCrory Fairfax, Virginia William Joseph McGowan West Belmar, New Jersey Lloyd Walter McGrady Strasburg, Virginia James Edward McHugh Alexandria, Virginia William James McKelvey Belleville, Illinois John Daniel McLaughlin, Jr Falls Church, Virginia Thomas Cole McLeod, Jr. Fairfax, Virginia David Wellington McMann Danville, Virginia Dan Scott McMillin, Jr. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Malcolm Fraser McNeill East Williston, New York John Marshall Meloy Fincastle, Virginia Harold Graydon Mercer Annandale, Virginia William Earl Miller Salt Lake City, Utah John Charles Mitchell Sheridan, Indiana Alan Hart Moore Roanoke, Virginia Graham Yount Moore, III Richmond, Virginia Rodler Frederick Morris Elizabeth, New Jersey Thomas Joseph Morris Wayne, New Jersey Randall Lee Morrow Clinton, Tennessee IBpfij Halcott Lawrence Moses Chatham, Virginia John Sanford Murphree Herndon, Virginia Joseph Vincent Naseilli Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Harold Everett Neale Richmond, Virginia Donald Francis Nelson Ridgewood, New York Thorton Ladd Newlon Richmond, Virginia Richard Earl Newsom Nashua, New Hampshire James Nicholas Nicksick Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Bruce Arthur Noel Farmville, Virginia Corville Joseph Nohava Norfolk, Virginia George Stephen Northup Springfield, Virginia Frank Elmer Novakowski McLean, Virginia Donald O ' Hara Nuttall Bon Air, Virginia John Bernard O ' Donnell, III Alexandria, Virginia Josiah Jefferson Oliver Suffolk, Virginia Thomas Preston Painter, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Thera Omar Palmer Suffolk, Virginia -4 i i it T ■ ' . ■ 1 i John Montgomery Pearson Springfield, Virginia Henry Norvall Pedigo, Jr. Waverly, Virginia Jacob Carpenter Pence, III McGaheysville, Virginia James Anthony Pennline Monessen, Pennsylvania Vance John Petrella Richmond, Virginia John Bradford Pierce Weston, Connecticut Richard Francis Policastro Highland Park, New Jersey John Algernon Pond Wakefield, Virginia John Thurston Pool, Jr. Charles Ashby Pope Capron, Virginia Jess Averette Powell, ill Athens, Tennessee John Dietrich Power Lynchburg, Virginia Charles Edgar Price Petersburg, Virginia Walter Irving Priest, III Norfolk, Virginia John Raymond Pritchard, III Emporia, Virginia Reed David Prugh Dayton, Ohio George Nicholas Psimas Chesapeake, Virginia Stephen Verhulst Purchase Netherlands Norman McPherrin Purdy, III Glenshaw, Pennsylvania James Ashland Puryear Clarksville, Virginia Michael Joseph Ragland Pipersville, Pennsylvania Timothy James Rahm DesMomes, Iowa Nicholas Walker Raymond Dunn Lormg, Vir ginia William David Reid Roanoke, Virginia Burkett A. Rennolds, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia Thomas Joseph Reynolds, II Springfield. Virginia Scott Fountain Rhodes Portsmouth, Virginia James Willis Riddick APO, New York Henry Carl Riegler Little Rock. Arkansas Lawrence Frederick Riegner Alexandria, Virginia Philip Gray Rightler Stratford, New Jersey John Richard Robb Rochester, New York Richard Raoul Roberts Hampton, Virginia John Edwards Robins, Jr. Hampton, Virginia William Andrew Romanchii Point Pleasant, New Jerse; Thomas Randolph Ruffin Petersburg, Virginia William Donald Samson Newport News, Virginia Michael Louis Santoro South Plainfield, New Jersey Richard Thomas Schmidt Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Wayne Harold Scholtes Rivervale, New Jersey John Scott, IV Elyria, Ohio William Roy Sears Annandale, Virginia John Gregor Sebrell Alexandria, Virginia Larry Richard Seekford Front Royal, Virginia Ruurd Carel Segaar Falls Church, Virginia George Michael Shaffer Alexandria, Virginia Donald Bruce Sharp Paonia, Colorado John Tanger Sheely Virginia Beach, Virginia Louis Eli Sidney Central Bridge, New York John Gordon Simmons Narrows, Virginia Robert Duncan Slay, Jr. FPO, New York Frederick Maurice Smith Elkton, Virginia Larry Allan Smith Staunton, Virginia Robert Deaton Smith, Jr. Norton, Virginia Richard Asa Snow Colorado Springs, Colorado Valentine Wood Southall Amelia, Virginia Robert Ronold Sparks, Jr. Annandale, Virginia Edward Clinton Spencer, Jr. Lynchburg, Virginia Joseph Gordon Spicer, Jr. Hopewell, Virginia William Coffin Stainback Falls Church, Virginia John Francis Stann, Jr. Olney, Maryland John Charles Starnes San Juan, Puerto Rico Charles Ronald Stead Alexandria, Virginia John Steiner, IV Bowie, Maryland Marion Lee Stilwell, Jr. Danville, Virginia Amos Keith Strange Kingstreet, South Carolina Courtney Ryon Sunday, Jr. Bethesda, Maryland Donald Lee Swats Staunton, Virginia Roy Dana Swatts Griffiss AFB, New York Robert Gaither Tanner Malibu, California William Henry Tauskey Monsey, New York Geoffrey R. Taylor Virginia Beach, Virginia Thomas Barton Thompson, Jr. Ashland, Virginia William Grant Thorpe Marshall, Virginia Raymond Edward Thuman Lindenhurst, New York Perry Timberlake Birmingham, Alabama John Angelo Tobia, Jr. Springfield, Virginia Hugh Harrison Tompkins Richmond, Virginia James Palton Totten APO, New York James Burke Tucker Fayetteville, New York Godfrey Waddell Updike, Jr. Charlottesville, Virginia James Randolph Vass, Jr. Sandston, Virginia Gary Edward Vitt Alexandria, Virginia Robert Hendren Waldo, Jr. Chesapeake, Virginia Ronald Redford Wall Wake Forest, North Carolina William Croxton Walther Ardmore, Pennsylvania Robert Crenshaw Watts Lynchburg, Virginia Franklin Wright Webb Kenbridge, Virginia John Gregory Weber Arlington, Virginia Joseph Jackson Welch, III Bon Air, Virginia Courtnay Somerville Welton Richmond, Virginia John George Whitacre Winchester, Virginia Edwin Glenn White Hampton, Virginia Jack Timothy White Orange, Virginia William Wayne Wilkes Bedford, Virginia Luther Rawls Williams Park Ridge, Illinois Richard Clifton Williams, Jr. Jackson, Mississippi Edward Hughes Williamson Alexandria. Virginia Wade S. Wineman, Jr. Greenville, Mississippi Walter Russell Winfree, III Hampton, Virginia Dennis Norwood Witt, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Kerry Colston Woodroof Richmond, Virginia Gleason Woods Louisville. Kentucky Bradford N. Worthington Richmond, Virginia Ralph David Wright Michigan City, Indiana John Walter Zunka Front Royal, Virginia The Hill 204 Regimental Commander WILLIAM T. TALMAN, JR. . - ' :;:;..-.■;■ ■ _ §g flB ' s ,- — ' S II mUmtdt — ■tmB — 1 I SI § Rj? • 11 5 G. Reynolds Young Captain, S-l C. William Cowles, II Captain, S-3 " S3 William G. McClure, III Captain, S-4 Regimental Staff Nathaniel R. Hoskot, Jr. Regimental Sergeant Major Richard Y. Atlee Regimental Supply Sergeant Graham E. Dean Color Sergeant Martin D. Delaney, III Color Sergeant Herbert R. Green, Jr. Color Sergeant BAND COMPANY Captain Mowton L. Waring, Jr. Tactical Officer Spencer W. Wilkinson Lieutenant Warren W. Channel Drum Major Howard M. Lloyd, Jr. First Sergeant Duane E. Williams Supply Sergeant Band Company TH E H EALTHFVL ANftsREASANt-ABQDE- 0F-A- Q PVP OF- WONQMI YOyTHSPR£SSIHG ' VPTHEHILLOFSCIENCE:WITHNOBLE ' EMVUT10N A-GRATIFYINGSPECTACLE:ANHONORTOOVRCOVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS- OF- HONEST- PRJDE TO THEIR- INSTRVCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS- OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TOTHEIR NATIVE-STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL TO VINDICATE HER HONOR OR DEFEND HER RIGJJTS First Battalion Staff Thomas F. Lemons, Jr. Battalion Sergeant Major Major Carl H. Wessel Battalion Staff Advisor Lloyd L. Leech Battalion Commander Robert S. Woods Lieutenant, S-l Woodson A. Sadler, Jr. Lieutenant, S-3 Craig D. Caldwell Lieutenant, S-4 Major James R. Brokenshire, Jr. Tactical Officer ALPHA COMPANY 3 -■-7 - k W K §fe J| vSk igjt ' " XB . | A S Robert L. Sammet Company Commander George L. Newton, III Executive Officer Clifford A. Crittsinger Lieutenant Victor G. Barnes Lieutenant Robin P. Ritchie Lieutenant William W. 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Saville Lieutenant Vincent C. Scott, Jr. Lieutenant John P. Jumper Executive Officer Michael D. Burton Company Commander Captain James L. Siegel Tactical Officer Visarn Chanaratna Lieutenant CHARLIE COMPANY James G. Szymanski Company Commander First Class Privates John T. Rust Lieutenant Philip A. Valenti Lieutenant John A. Walters First Sergeant Elwood M. Miller Supply Sergeant Charlie Company THE HEALTH FVL- AN J fLEASANT-ABQDE- OF A- CRO D " OF HONORABLE YOVTHSPRESSINGVP-THEHILLOF-SCIENCE:WITHNOBLE£MVLAT]ON AGRATIFYINGSRECTACLE : ANHONOR TO ' OVR- COVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS- OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRUCTORS -AND- FAIR SPECIMENS OF ■ CITIZEN ■ SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE - STATE PROVD OF HER- FAME AND READY- IN EVERY- TIME -OF DEEPEST PERIL TO- VINDICATE HiR- HONOR- OR- DEJENI Second Battalion Staff Oliver D. Creekmore Battalion Sergeant Major Lt. Col. Lyman H. Hammond, Jr. Battalion Staff Advisor Sylvan A. Zahn, Jr. Battalion Commander John F. McFarland Lieutenant, S-l Robert W. Watson, Jr. Lieutenant, S-3 John H. Lattin, Jr. Lieutenant, S-4 THE HEALTHFVL AND-PLEASANT ABODE OF A CROWD OF HONORABLE YOVTHS PRESSINC VPTHE HI LL OF SCIENCE WITH NOBLE EMVLATION A GRATIFYING SPECTACLE AN HONOR TO OVR COVNTRY AN D OVR STATE OBJECTS OF HONEST PRIDE TO THEIR INSTRUCTORS AND FAIR SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO THEIR NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERIL $£M 3. ' TO ..VINDICATE Delta Company First Class Privates DELTA COMPANY William A. Gregory Lieutenant Robert K. Broom Lieutenant Paul A. Robblee, Jr. Executive Officer L. Clark Reifsnider Company Commander Robert J. Vogler Lieutenant David L. Overhulser Lieutenant Albert V. Carr First Sergeant C. Terry Crump Supply Sergeant Captain Robert H. Alsheimer Tactical Officer Major Charles A. Best Tactical Officer James R. Williams Company Commander ECHO COMPANY Steven M. Doles Executive Officer John G. Aldous Lieutenant Raymond C. 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SPECIMENS OF CITIZEN SOLDIERS ATTACHED TO -THEIR.- NATIVE STATE PROVD OF HER- FAME- AND -READY- IN EVERY TIME OF DEEPEST PERJL T«, Na J ATt EJi-i Qft FJ DJ P BJGJiTS - Foxtrot Company First Class Privates 1 FOXTROT COMPANY James R. Smith, Jr. Lieutenant Albert Z. Conner, Jr. Lieutenant Charles L. Ramsburg Executive Officer Charles D. Woodward Company Commander John L. Bradley, III William D. Hawfield, Jr. Lieutenant Lieutenant Bernard F. Halloran First Sergeant Thomas W. Gray Supply Sergeant Captain Kenneth K. Dickinson Tactical Officer Distinguished Military Students Four years of toil and stress . . . cram- ming for quizzes . . . shining shoes . . . FTX and summer camp ... is it all worth it? . . . Viet Nam escalation . . . a burning desire to serve in order to preserve ... a regular commission and a chance to help . . . perhaps, through them, peace will at last be realized .... DISTINGUISHED AIR STUDENTS DISTINGUISHED MILITARY STUDENTS Here the cadet experiences things he has never experi- enced before ... a rainsoaked bedroll, a long, clanking chowline, aggressors in subtle spider holes and machine gun nests, terrifying iron monsters with death-dealing snouts and stinging turrent guns. ... If only one thing is remembered ... the FTX has been worthwhile, for sometimes these bullets may be real and these tanks may not be friendly . . . when death falls from bomb racks high above the ground, whines down in the evil nose of a mortar round, or spits from the black muzzle of an automatic weapon ... the VMI man will remember and may live as a result. . . . Summer Camp First squad all present and accounted for except for one man with a hangnail three men still in barracks and one man who wasn ' t in for bed check and we don ' t know where he is ser-GEANT! . . . Gosh, a real rifle ... I don ' t care what 50-14 says, at VMI . . . What ' s wrong with my attitude? . . . OSU has a cadet Division . . . there ' s nothing wrong with my attitude! . . . it ' s a magic-rag — just wet it and your shoes look like glass . . . congratulations, cadet, you ' ve just led your squad through a minefield . . . whad-dya ' mean trick drill — you can ' t even stay in step marching regularly ... my attitude is just fine! . . . •en fc ' +% Seated: Tom Lemons, Evan Farmer, Art Badgett, Charlie Ramsburg, Richard Tarrall. Standing: Burt Nance, Dan Jordan, Rick Parker, Mike Miley, Bill Talman, Bill McClure, Bill Hawfield, Lloyd Leech, David Wilkinson. Honor . . . ou r most cherished posses- sion ... it must be guarded tenaciously ... it is unique among those charac- teristics which make VMI singular . . . no matter what the grade, penalty, or sacrifice, it is always our first consider- ation . . . there can and must be no sub- stitute ... it can never waver ... it renders to VMI a way of life impossible elsewhere ... a man ' s word becomes his inviolable pledge. . . . The Honor Court interprets and applies the Honor Code — the collective will of the Corps . . . their job, however, does not pre- clude the responsibility of the individual . . . the system of Honor is inflexible . . . the tenets are fundamental, lucid, and rigid ... I will never Lie, Cheat, or Steal .... President: Art Badgett, 2nd Vice-President: Evan Farmer, 1st Vice-President: Char- lie Ramsburg. Honor Court Preserves a Monument of Integrity of the Corps President: Arthur L. Badgett General Committee Advocates Class Unity The General Committee, acting through, by, and with the Corps is the judicial body of the school ... a sys- tem of government which is based upon privilege — privileges which are gained through longevity . . . those seeking to usurp a privilege or failing to observe a reg- ulation are duly punished ... a requirement necessary to any society . . . the effectiveness of its decisions and powers rests with the members of the VMI society ... it cannot act alone ... it serves to buttress the system and to protect the standards and reputation of the Corps ... it is not merely a disciplinary body, but the guardian of the Class system deeply rooted in the traditions of VMI. President: Marshall Taylor Vice-President Clark Reifsnide Historian Randy Urmstor Secretary Richard Tarrall Scott Dotson Nick Hoskot Bob Randolph ck Irby San Heltzel Ad Hagan John Rams Joe Smith You are summoned to appear before the RDC . . . Get your chin in! . . . You didn ' t know the inscription on the parapet? . . . you FORGOT! . . . What do you mean " guilty? " . . . You haven ' t had a shower since When? . . . eave — quit — get out! . . . meanwhile, RACK YOUR SHOULDERS DOWN ' N BACK! .... Rat System Upheld and Enforced by the Rat Disciplinary Committee President Herb Chittum Scott Dotson Ralph Eckert Vice-President Dick Goodall Tom Evans Dan Kennedy Secretary Donnie Reed Dwight Sessoms Pete Vanags John Walters Rat Social Committee Inculcates Proper Social Etiquette Rich Kiei Wiley Ma Doug Ric Publication Policies Dictated Through Publications Board A cadet heads the board for the first time ... Mr. Watson, it ' s about this cartoon and those letters . . . Col. Pence and Col. Morrison come to the aid of their respective publications . . . Sounding Brass gets approved . . . Mark Mount ' s hand cramps in the middle of the meeting . . . Let ' s vote ... It says in the statement . . . I like that idea about photographic equipment . . . the committee will next report on . . . what committee? . . . excess money in the reserve funds? . . . impossible . . . it ' s getting late. Chairman: Jim Szymanski John Bolger Richard Hines Dan Jordan Dave Pinkus Bob Watson Faculty Members Dr. Henry Bousum Col. Alexander Morrison Col. James Pence Mr. Joseph L. Presbrey Literary Editor: Jim Pauls, Copy Editor: John Fore OT W Bomb Incorporates Dynamic Innovations Typists: Ken Fleming, Dave Prugh Managing Editor: George Barton Editor: Richard Hines Sports Editor: Edwin Hines, Photography Editor: Jay Adams. Assistant Literary Editor: Pete Elkins, Literary Staff: Bob Kyle, Tom Coffey, Lee Edmunds. Let ' s go to Atlanta! ... All right! . . . Good Morning, Mr. Brooks . . . one more cup of cof- fee . . . The Great Raid . . . Richard, there is no place in the Bomb for a Beauty section . . . the mad Kraut ... If I hear that Supremes al- bum one more time . . . Hey, Joey, do you have those articles . . . the sports section is going to be the best . . . when did Natty go? . . . Let ' s get organized . . . 10-1-20 . . . where are those informal pictures? . . . It ' s time for a soul break . . . Yes, George, yes, Desk . . . Johnny, all the first class histories in? . . . Did Anne say she was coming? . . . They could never bone me . . . " The oldest college annual in the South " . . . Col. Morrison hasn ' t proofread them yet . . . Hey, Jay, has that picture been taken . . . this time next week it will be party time . . . What? Six A.M.!! . . . We ' ve got this deadline knocked . . . What Deadline? ... I can ' t believe they took my Jeopardy game . . . It ' s X check time . . . Couldn ' t even wake Richard up . . . Clark was like a regular machine . . . Look, we can divide on this slide rule . . . I ' ll have a Cutty and water please ... I ' m responsible — my name is on the permit . . . The Hecuba speech is on 906 . . . We need more Rat Typists . . . Th-e . . . The Sports Editor is ruining the Bomb . . . The Great Chain of Being . . . Are German grades up? . . . It ' s time for a ' loon battle ... I want all copy original . . . It ' s like Thomas Wolfe . . . How can we write a headline for . . . John, we need more money . . . the Bomb room bwoi . . . One more trip to Atlanta . . . Print It . . .! Head Photographer: Ray Saunders Layout Editor: Clark Reifsnider Business Manager: John Bolger Circulation Staff: Woody Sadler; Bill Pugh; Roy Alford; Al Sledd — •» £ News Staff: Seated: William Cowart. Standing, left to right: Charles Miley, Thomas Boyd, Michael Shepard, Victor Huang, Larry Sonstein, Stephen Young, David Schneider, Jackson Andrews, George Squires. The Cadet: Corps ' News and Views Advertising Staff: Kenneth Perkins, Wayne McDermott, John Anderson. Sports Staff: Seated: Editor: Bill Dermott. Standing: Bob Randolph, Steve Miller, Harley Duane, Bruce Weiner, Stan Jones, Karl Kanitz, Carter Melton, Hill Ellett, Bill Kiniry. Photographers: Mike Phillips, Chuck Saphos Managing Editor: Dave Pinkus It ' s not hard . . . just like writing a letter home . . . watch your leads . . . on Friday, September 18, at 8:00 p.m., in Scott Shipp Hall ... In- verted pyramid . . . remember who, what, where, when, why and how . . . staff meeting? ... I didn ' t know about it . . . and get these rooms cleaned up by tomorrow morning. Another status slip? Aieeee! . . . the story on page 8 and two pictures on page 3 . . . okay, find them and send them up ... no kidding — in the trash chute ... no harm done. You ' re up ... I quit . . . well, J. I., this Brother Rat stuff isn ' t exactly what we had in mind . . . you don ' t ap- prove ... I hate to be arbitrary . . . what I want is a hard-hitting, two- fisted, no-holds-barred editorial that offends nobody . . . think convention- al .. . think fair . . . Al, who ' ll it be this week? Typists: Richard Snow, Joe Frey, Lawrence Lenz, Charles Rencsok, Geddes MacLaren, John Jackson, Walter Judd. Business Staff: Seated: Business Manager: Jim Szymanski. Standing: Ken Perkins, Charles Rensok, Andy Anderson, Wayne McDermott, Irvin Grodsky. Cartoonist: Al Conner Editorial Board: Roger Nerone, Jim Freeman, Rocky McCutcheon. The paradox in print . . . Well, there are four letter words and then there are four letter words . . . That ' s from the Bible, Sir . . . You can ' t sell a seventy-five cent magazine for fifty cents, George . . . There won ' t be that much work involved, Jeff ... Let me em- phasize that Mr. Barton is not the Editor ... to promote the academic, educational process at VMI . . . There will be no remuneration . . . channels and red tape, the VMI way . . . There ' s the creative writing class, and a backlog, and a Rat Chemistry major . . . The reputation and welfare of VMI . . . I ' ve got this tennis trip so . . . W.C.I. S.? Editor: Edwin Hines Copy Editor: Bob Woods, Assistant Editor: Jeff Aston. Sounding Brass: Outlet for Cadet Literary Expression Business Manager: George Barton. Alan Belin Don Brown John Burgess Pat Changlo Ron Clough Dave Cortese Bob Fletcher Jim Gibson Wayne Gray Bob Green Gene Groseclose Bernie Halloran Tom Harvey Don Hinshelwood Norm Hood Harold Hostetler Ray Irvine Walt Jefferees Clyde Jennings Henry Johnson Glee Club Expands As Reputation Grows Chairman: Bill Talman Gainer Jones Perry Ritenour Walt Judd Bill Robertson Khem Khemayodin John Royster Butch Lazaroff John Scott Ted Leduc Mike Shepard Lloyd Leech Lewis Shotten Nick Mager Rick Siegal Bill Marshall Charlie Smith Curt Materne Richard Stanai Eddie Miller Joe Spicer Vern Miller Bob Tannen Miguel Monteverde Doug Taylor Bill McClure Jim Totten Don MacCuish Paul Wagner Bruce Noel Bernie Whitme Ken Pennington Steve Wilson Kermit Quick Dick Wood DIRECTOR: Capt. Richard G. Huffman : ' t : - f : %£ fjLS$ V }st President: Doc Dillard Vice-President Evan Farmer Business Manager John Bolger Treasurer Jim Szymanski Publicity Manager Ronnie Ayres Rich Atlee Glen Baumgartner Don Barret Al Conner Scott Dotson Tom Evans Pete Farley Bill Cowles John Fore Richard Hines Tom Lemons John Robertson Dave Roberts Ed Romm Hop Committee Responsible For Headline Entertainment 246 IRC Draws Corps ' Attention to Current World Affairs President: Cliff Crittsinger First Vice-Presidei Rich Arlee Second Vice-Presi Bob Ward Secretary Bill Baker Treasurer Vic Huang Herb Brasington Paul Chamberlain Pat Changlo Tom Gritzmache $£$p£bS r %-v tZ Charlie Kershaw Jerry Kohout Gary Market Rey Melton John Meybin Vern Miller Vance Mitchell Mike Montunnas Ken Pennington Steve Purchase Charlie Rothwell John Sebrell Gordon Sweeney Godfrey Updike Paul Wagner George Walton Richard Wil kmso President: Bill Edmunds First Vice-President Sandy Morrison Second Vice-President Woody Sadler Secretary Bill Cowles Treasurer Chip Brooke Steve Adamson Ty Bland Randy Blanks Ed Boggiano Bob Broom Ed Ernouf Doug Fisher John Forsyth John Folan Tom Gillespie Jim Goodgion Bland Gutherie Bill Hoofnagle George Irvine Ray Irvine Karl Kanitz Jeff Lampshire Tim Manahan Jim Massie John Meybin Steve Phelps John Rowe John Sharkey Bob Stribling Larry Wilkes Political Science Society Provides Insight into Political Activities Active Interest and Participation Goal of Religious Council Chairman: Dave Pinkus Dave Adkins Bill Edmunds Bill Gregory Harold Hostetl Cliff Martin Woody Miller Bill Robertson Paul Wagner Pete Wells Larry Wertz Jim Whaler Sherrill Witt The Timmons Room, Haven for the Enthusiast of Classical Music lan Ackroyd-Kelly John Bolger Bill Cowart Cliff Crittsinger Mike Dellinger Bill Dermott Dave Dunkle Jack Ferguson John Fore Dave Gehr Bob Kyle Howard Lloyd Roger Nerone Bob Randolph Randy Urmston Steve Young Bob Yuracheck Civil War Roundtable Studies Complexifies of War Between the States Al Burckard Phillip Cannon George Edwards Jim Freeman Alex McLean Charlie Rothwell John Sheeran The Commanders; VMPs Official Dance Band for Forty-six Years Warren Channel Walter Judd Business Manager George McLauri Randy Morrow Joe Balazik Neil Schlussel Tom Coughenour Dick Stone John Frank Tim Underwood Ned Hood Steve Young Counter-guerrilla Tactics Studied by the Rangers Commander: Visarn Chanaratna Dave Adkins Robert Barr Terry Bull Al Bl rckard Bruc Jones Richc rd Keck Char le Krebs Greg Lee Denn s Long Bob WcPhersc Armed Forces Club Orients Future Career Officers President Nick Hoskot Vice-President Barrett Graharr Mike Burton Al Carr Visarn Chanaratn Ray Crowder Larry DeMeo Doc Dillard Joe Gesker Rocky LaPosta John Lattin John Meybin Mike Montunnas Bob Morrison Rob Ritchie Charlie Rothwell John Rowe Woody Sadler Dwight Sessoms John Sharkey Jim Szymanski Mark Whirtier Jim Williams II -iL a .=». aL « si « President: Ed Romm ASCE Aids Engineers in Preparation for Their Profession Vice-President Edward Adams Secretary-Treasure Dean Kershaw Faculty Advisor Lt. 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These are the two intangibles apart from the skill of the individual player upon which this sport may be said to rise or fall at VMI . . . one is preparation, the other is the Corps . . . long grueling hours under the hot September sun for which there is no reward but the ulti- mate one . . . victory ... all else is sec- ondary . . . then there is the twelfth man, the fusion of the red and grey on an autumn afternoon . . . they participate, they become involved and taste the sweet draught of victory, feel the agony of defeat . . . vicarious participation and the inevitable release . . . catharsis. Football flhr Under a hot southern sun or a cold Yankee sky, nothing is changed . . . there is still an intermingling of pain and power, and the pain remembered is often sweeter . . . during a brief, uncertain interlude, a return to the savagery of our primeval ancestors . . . How much depends upon the field general ... so much hinges upon his skill, resource- fulness and daring ... a tradition that dates back to Alexander, Caesar, and Napoleon ... he is in their mould ... we sacrifice to protect him ... we go to great lengths to render his person inviolate ... we cringe as he is dragged to the ground . . . •J IteJ the goal line stand . . . brute strength on a collision course . . . modern Thermopylae . . . the fumble and the interception . . . human error precludes mathematical pre- diction . . . 266 the eye of the hurr icane . . . the lull before the gathering storm, as the general surveys the battlefield, gauges strengths and weak- nesses . . . the inevitable wound, the price one must pay . . . speed, precision, finesse: the contribution of modern man, but there is also the in- stinctual " run for daylight, " the swift charge through an enemy gap . . . which ends us- ually in hard reality, a brutal denial of tran- sient glory . . . rhythm, grace, and poise are transfixed for a fleeting instant at the moment before com- pletion and climax ... but there is also ex- tant the element of disorder, the gathering of arms and legs into an indistinct heap . . . the writhing, squirming mass of pinioned bodies . . . The elusive feint which may spell the difference be- tween a short, quick tumble to the ground or a long, beautiful touchdown run . . . the lengthening of stride, the gaining of momentum, the goal in sight ... six points ... the Dance Macabre . . . whirling, whirling, whirling . . . fathomless vortex . . . this is an irrational game ... no football player can state emphatically the reasons for his participation . . . love of the game, love of contact . . . these to be sure . . . but there are other reasons for which there is no rational ex- planation . . . this is a return to the past ... a clash " of ignorant armies on a darkling plain . . . " l.triAtt Wi VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI 10 VMI William Mary . Army George Washington Virginia .... Southern Mississippi Davidson . . . Boston College Richmond . . . The Citadel . . . Virginia Tech . . 32 21 14 14 3 10 41 14 7 44 — H W; ssswssrr " - ' finally, one and only one can stand victorious .... Co-Captains Rocky LaPosta Tom Slater Mike Mahoney John Turner Ted Mervosh Claiborne Minor Charlie Bishop Roger Nerone Larry Boese Frank Oliver Herbert Brasington John Orrison Jimmy Breckinridge Rickie Parker Jim Broman Dan Phlegar Jamie Browder Bob Randolph Jimmy Berg Richard Rankin George Buzzard Carl Rhodes Bill Carter Tom Rhodes Linwood Carter Bob Schmalzriedt John Chapla Emmie Shedlock James Clarke Mike Smythers Jack Crantord Joe Stafford Bob Crenshaw Larry Swann Bill Currence Mike Talley Bill Dermott Don Taylor Harry Easterly Dennis Telzrow Hill Ellett John Thacker Jack Falzone Bill Warren Rusty Fitzgerald Larry Wertz Sonny Fox David Wilkinson Robert Green Eddie Willis John Griffin Paul Hebert Coaches John Hince John McKenna Rick Irby Carmen Piccone Hugh Jones Jim Sam Gillespie Gary Klemas Richard Harmison James Lambert Basketball Five men, alone on a glow- ing field of varnished hard- wood, exulting in their strength and confidence . . . all lies ahead . . . victory or defeat determined by the knotted power of glistening limbs and the endurance throbbing beneath white satin . . . two giants in a tiny circle . . . muscles con- tract, springing after a maddeningly elusive, grainy sphere . . . all silent and still on the foul line . . . relaxed, loose movements, concealing the tension of the moment ... up in one easy sweep, a wrist flicks, and the ball is in the air . . . frozen for one aching mo- ment into a tabloid of color and energy . . . Swish! . . . the moment is gone forever. 273 A white clad dervish, diving deep into the enemy lines . . . the shot, on the rim of failure, then whispering through the netting. The battle rages, punctuated by the slap of flesh against ball, the squeal of protesting rubber, the surging chorus of the crowd . . . Time out . . . respite for strategy and reinforcement ... an encouraging slap on the back . . . low toned plans and criticism . . . the battle is rejoined. ]■ ■ • g BfiHHE M Kc H ' •(ml 1 3£j H --mi ( l1 Chaos under the basket ... a capricious ball caroming from the backboard, met by a mount- ing tower of sweating flesh and muscle . . . only one can have it, but all desire it . . . clawing, twisting, elbowing upwards and upwards, until a warrior in white returns to the floor in full control. VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI VMI 58 West Virginia 69 73 Richmond 77 75 West Virginia 93 64 Davidson 67 77 Centenary 78 70 Louisiana Tech 73 64 Florida State 65 73 Columbia 80 97 George Washington .... 74 89 William Mary 74 90 Furman 83 88 Richmond 103 73 Georgia Tech 86 85 East Carolina 87 80 East Carolina 93 84 Davidson 97 VMI 109 George Washington .... 92 VMI 80 The Citadel 77 VMI 67 William Mary 94 VMI 69 The Citadel 71 VMI 72 Furman 73 VMI 65 Virginia 79 S C Tournament VMI 80 West Virginia 95 The baleful clock ticks away precious seconds . . . players and spectators alike feel a frenzied need for action ... a hydra, demanding victory at all costs . . . m . ♦ 1 •• - 1 On irk u r " J g|H i 1 ■■ 1 M ? B v m . It in MM Captain Charlie Schmaus Jack Hartung John Kemper Robin Porter Bobby Ayres Curtis Beach Steve Powers Paul Yelousha Jackie Cooper Graham Dean Bob DeVos Mike Frick John Gupton Coach Gary McPher; the final buzzer . . . pandemo- nium reigns ... all is now in the past. Wrestling Single combat . . . only one can survive ... a test of strength and cunning . . . ends in conquest . . . the cham- pion, the ultimate victor ... a combination of cat-like reflexes with the power of an enraged bull .... VMI 15 . 14 VMI 23 . Davidson . . lb VMI 17 . West Virginia . . 14 VMI 17 . 14 VMI 24 . William and Mary . 12 VMI 13 . North Carolina . . 14 VMI 17 . East Carolina . 14 VMI 27 . Pheiffer .... 10 VMI 18 . Virginia Tech 18 VMI 9 . Appalachian State . 24 Ever aware of the foe . . . the two gladiators struggle through interminable minutes . . . the din of the spectators clamoring for a coup de grace . . . the shrill sound of the referee ' s whistle the only thing stopping the struggle. Co-Captains Bill Hawfield Marshall Taylor Bill Brand Jim Cain Ron Cowardin Ken Chun Bob Fletcher Sam Heltzel John Hilsabeck Joe Levine Don Mattaro Tom Murphey John Pearce Charlie Rothwell Harry Ratrie Jim Rutherford Mike Shephard Don Taylor Gene Touchstone Kent Underwood Randy Urmston Leon Vannais Steve Vaughan Wilson Waldron Bruce Weiner Ben White Frank Whitaker Coach Swimming VMI 23 North Carolina . 72 VMI 44 Catholic U. . . 51 VMI 55 West Virginia . 40 VMI 60 Wake Forest . . 35 VMI 40 American U. 55 VMI 44 Virginia 51 VMI 60 Loyola (Baltimore) 35 VMI 63 Davidson 41 s. c. Cham pionships Second place Captain Nick Ho; kot John Augustine Lynn Beaulieu David Fink Joe Gesker Douglas Goodall Richard Goodall Barry Hedquist John Meybin Wharton Ramsey Bill Todd John Prince John Van Landingha Mel Wright Kenneth Constantir Muscle, time, water — each struggling to overcome the other . . . the gun triggers spontaneous response . . . the struggle becomes reality . . . bursting lungs and overstrained limbs . . . the battle rages . . . the final lap . . . 280 « -: ■ . energy oozes from the straining opponent . . the welcomed tile and possible victory which is so elusive . . . the well-executed dive . . . esemplastic form is compressed into geometri- cal unity ... all combine for triumph . . . IcICK It began in Greece . . . man ' s race against time and space . . . the goal is narrowed to one more inch or one less second . . . the struggle to im- prove through intense practice . . . the race draws near . . . muscles begin to con- tract in preparation for the oncoming struggle . . . " Runners stand at your marks! " . . . the heart beats more intensely, the crowd becomes silent with the command . . . " Runners take your marks! " . . . the body is now coiled, ready to strike . . . " Get s-e-t! " ... a deep breath . . . CRACK! ... the bodies leap forward in a desper- ate motion . . . arms flail, legs kick . . . 23A powerful runners stretch out in graceful strides . . . lungs begin to burn ... the mental voice urges, " Keep going! " . . . muscles ache, never- theless, the incessant drive to keep going . . . finally, the last straightaway . . . inspiration abounds . . . legs churn and strain as they pound down the final lap . . . with each step victory comes nearer . . . tension mounts as all realize the end is near ... a vicious lunge for the tape . . . elation and victory simulta- neously burst forth . . . through stoic endurance, loneliness and obscurity diminish . . . there is one winner, but all of them have run the race .... Captains Buddy Beall John Crotty Frank Louthan Jim Sturgis Bob Berezoski Donald Biggs Chris Blanchette Paul Bouis Terence Bowers Thomas Burnett Colin Campbell Linwood Carter John Decher James Fleming William Fleshood Barrett Graham Dennis Graves Nelson Groome Jim Haney James Hannah nks John Hart Rick Hill Hap Hubard Tho Creigh Kelley Paul Maini Wayne McDermott Bruce McGlothlin Ron Niedermayer Dan Phlager Frank Pinizzotto Bob Randolph Skip Roberts Phil Rutzchow Douglas Schnabel Leroy Shoemaker Craig Smith Robert Spruell Gordon Van Hoose Lewis White Mark Whittier Coaches Walter Cormacl Joseph Martin i SK The moment of truth . . . wrists cocked, weight slightly to the rear, eyes fixing and locking on a white blur streaking from skilled fingers . . . one frozen instant of potential energy . . . lashing viciously into a blur of action, a transformed figure of muscled co-ordination ... the slap of leather in the warm April sun . . . flashing stockings rac- ing toward temporary safety . . . Baseball smooth white ash coming alive in the webbed shadow of the backstop screen . . . culminating in exultation on a green infield or dejection in a chill shower. «ff! Donnie Reed Jim Breckinridge Bill Brent Howard Chapman Henry Crotwell Harley Duane Ken Frick Jim Gregg Dee Hartman Bob Hinkle John Holt Phil Lanier Don McMenamin Gee Michael Phil Pauls Ken Pennington Robin Port er Jim Roundtree Don Taylor Ruben Terry Charlie Schmaus Tex Young TS-) Strained nervousness before the match . . . the warmup and a sizing of the opponent . . . spin for service and play begins . . . striving on hold- ing then breaking serve . . . always looking for the adversary ' s weakness . . . lob, dropshot, half-volley . . . concentration be- comes paramount . . . placement and applause . . . split sets and respite in action . . . advice and encouragement . . . conflict continues ... ad- vantage server . . . game — set — match — VMI .... -tap tU rams Co-captains Edwin Hines Richard Hines Jack Andrews Richard Anderson Don Brown Bobby Cooper Terry Crump Eddy Jones Rev Jones Lane Kelly John McEwen Charlie Moir Bob Solomon -S } T } Golf X Birdie? . . . Par? . . . Bogie? . . . Not a double bogie!? . . . topped the tee shot . . . landed in the rough ... hit the trap . . . flew over the green . . . chipped back . . . three to get down . . . How ' bout a side bet? . . . slow down that backswing . . . don ' t kill the ball ... get over the pond . . . roll to the green . . . down in two . . . even par after two . . . strange improvement .... fe Rifle Captain Bob Wick Chuck Avery John Balch Pat Breland Dave Bristow Francis Drake Henry Dickerson Wright Ellis Ed Guida Jim Hayes John Lee Jack Long Ken Shafer Jamie Tate Walter Walsh Don Wells Coach Sgt. Palesky Ready on the right . . . ready on the left . . . ready on the firing line . . . you have thirty-six minutes . . . commence firing . . . think what you ' re doing . . . control heartbeat and breathing . . . line everything up . . . get on target, you clown . . . settle down . . . easy boy . . . this one ' s dead . . . squeeze . . . concentrate on precision . . . easy now . . . crack! . . . follow through . . . check it out . . . ten . . . that ' s all that counts . . . good job . . . start on the next one .... Fencing Medieval combat in contemporary dress ... the lint of steel . . . reflex, speed, and condition . . . white uniform stained with sweat of the struggle . . . thrust and parry . . . always looking for the slightest opening ... a hit and the thrill of victory. Captain George Newton Colin Campbell Bill Currence Frank Daniels Fred Downey Bill Edn nils Mike Ingelido George Irvine Bruce Jones Bill Kiniry Wiley Macllrath Tom McDermott Eddie Miller Fred Morris Bob Morrison John O ' Donnell Ed Williamson Walter Winfree Jack Wycoff Judo Across a circle opponents make a quick evaluation . . . Rei . . . Hajimie . . . padded judogi knotted in a hand . . . eyes on feet . . . swaying motion, backward and forward ... a lunge, a twist . . . Yusei — Gachi .... Rat Football Cheerleaders Intramurals I! II " fig 3 n a s « Pjjl ■ Monogram Club President: Tom Slater % ' NST %T SPECIMENS OF -CITIZEN -SOLDIERS : ATTACHED- IW IHtllV nAUVf amir. PR.OYD OF -HER.- FAME- Chairman: Jim Pauls Intramural Council Terry Crump Andy Yowell Jay Wegrzyn Dicky Dougherty Dennis Hill Randolph William . m The Athletic Department Director of Physical Education: Clark King The Athletic Department administers all phases of the sports world at VMI. This department schedules intercollegiate sports, recruits prospec- tive cadet-athletes, and hosts the various tourna- ments and meets held at the Institute. On another level, the Athletic Department developed the in- tramural program which elicits unanimous sup- port from the Corps. This multi-sport program has been integrated into regular military duties. Sports Information Director: Robert F. Drum It ' s An Outrage! It ' s really getting deep in here! Who fired that shot? EPILOGUE As we draw to conclusion a production that has taken much time and energy, a myriad of mem- ories run rampant through my mind. Be these the memories of the hours spent in Atlanta, the arguments over skeletal ideas which you now see as an animated body, or the more poignant remembrances of the nights before deadlines when seven a.m. came only too soon, they, in their own way, are pleasant souvenirs I, and the entire staff, shall never forget. My special thanks go to George Barton, Clark Reifsnider, Jay Adams, Ray Saunders, Jimmy Pauls, Edwin Hines, John Fore, Pete Elkins, and, of course, my Business Manager, John Bolger. Without the aid of each of these men, the Bomb simply could not have been completed. I send also special thanks to Mr. Brooks and the staff at Foote Davies for not only helping us, but tolerating us as well. To Bob Kyle, next year ' s Editor, I, knowing what he must go through, wish the best of luck. Finally, to the girls of Sweet Briar, Hollins, and Mary Washington I send thanks for letting me have my staff on crucial week ends; Le Fin — It ' s been a ball! ! ! ! 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They are the only material proof of our ability, the only visible evidence of the value of our photographs and workmanship. OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR 1966 BOMB GREY LUMBER COMPANY Manufacturers of KILN DRIED YELLOW PINE LUMBER WAVERLY, VIRGINIA In 1882 Edison had a great idea. And it wasn ' t the electric light. The whole idea of investor-ownership of electric light and power companies be- gan when Thomas A. Edison and a group of investors financed his first power plant more than 80 years ago. Since then, investor-owned companies like ours have become an integral part of America ' s Free Enterprise system. That explains why today we have at our finger- tips more electric power than any other country in the world. And it ' s this same Free Enterprise system that puts at your fingertips greater opportunity, greater expectation for success than can be hoped for by any other young people in the world. ZZ)J$L electric yf ' Z Z APPALACHIAN POWER CO. m Power Equipment Company Air Handling, Combustion, Cooling Heating, Pneumatic Conveying Sewage Treatment Vacuum Equipment BOILERS ■ FANS ■ HEATERS - MOTORS PUMPS - VALVES 1307 W. Main St., P. 0. Box 1-G Phone: EL 5-2888 Richmond, Virginia 23201 HUNGERFORD, INC. Mechanical Contractors FUEL OIL RICHMOND, VIRGINIA START YOUR CAREER IN A FORD from Massey-Fisher Ford, Inc. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA FIRST NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK Cadets accounts welcomed — Member FDIC Compliments of SASH, DOOR, GLASS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Virginia Land Company Of Charlottesville, Inc. Route 29 North CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA " The Pleasure is Ours " Alutn-SentttH Men ' s Furnishings LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Look for PX Showings Office Phone 539-3165 Res. Phone 539-6422 OTIS M. RAILEY General Insurance FIRE - CASUALTY - BONDS - LIFE 107 Bank Street P. 0. Box 1007 Across From Post Office Suffolk, Virginia STANLEY WARNER ' S STATE THEATRE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Compliments of Institution Foods (Division of the Huger Davidson Sales Co., Inc.) SERVING SCHOOLS, RESTAURANTS, CLUBS WITH ALL TYPES OF INSTITUTIONAL FOODS Lexington, Virginia Staunton, Virginia S. W. Rawls, Inc. DISTRIBUTORS FRANKLIN, VIRGINIA Jack Corkey Brokerage Co., Inc. PEANUT BROKERS Phones: Sta. to Sta. 539-4505 Local 539-7061 P. O. Box 1075 SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA ALADDIN Tile Jlccr Cctietinq Cc. INC. 2 E. BROOKLAND PK. BLVD. FRBB ESTIMATES S Wk ' Quality RICHMOND ' S COMPLETE SHOWROOM Workmanship if Coverings — Wall Tile — Ceiling Tile — Sink Tops — Porches — Patios Tub Enclosu.es - Marble Window Sills FREE PARKNG CREDIT TERMS Call 643-1762 or 644-6418 (NIGHTS — Ml 8-8475} FOR THE BEST IN DINNERS MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE SOUTHERN INN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Picnics Prepared On Request Quick Take-Out GENUINE ITALIAN SPAGHETTI STEAKS — FRESH SEA FOOD Marvin V. Templeton and Sons, INC. CONTRACTORS Specialists in Asphalt Paving and Road Building LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA CUNic »5. UNIFORMS f Manufactured by DUFI-DUDS, INC. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Compliments of Pearson ' s Drug Stores 4109 Boonsboro Road Phone VI 6-4666 2259 Langhorne Rd. at Atherholt Phone VI 7-4431 2476 Rivermont Ave. Phone VI 7-4473 LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA GEORGE T. HITCH JEWELER DIAMOND MERCHANT ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Bus. EM. 6-8888 Res. EM. 6-7732 Chewning Garage Body Shop Wentworth Ave. Williamson Rd. Body Fender Work - Electric Tune Up 24 HOUR WRECKER SERVICE R. E. Chewning — Roanoke, Virginia Eastern Electric Corp. NORFOLK, VA. Hunky Harrington ' 28 Hony Farrall ' 28 W. A. WOOD IV, ' 58 ESSO PRODUCTS Commission Agent Humble Oil Refining Co. VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Dining and Dancing Compliments of The Rafters, Inc. Forrest Construction Co. General Contractors Open Daily 512 1 T N . LK) STAUNTON, VIRGINIA NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 886-7777 Hampton Roads Tractor Equipment Co. Schwarzschild Brothers, Inc. Construction, Industrial Jewelers and Logging Equipment P. 0. BOX 237 Phone MAdison 2-2717 W. 39th Killam Ave. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 333 Already, one half of the world ' s supply of electricity is generated in the United States. And the demand continues to grow. How will it be met? Through the energy and resourcefulness of America ' s independent electric companies. Companies that plan ahead to stay ahead of the needs of tomorrow. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY fj J. W. Burress, Inc. Construction And Industrial Equipment ROANOKE, VIRGINIA NORFOLK, VIRGINIA WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. ASHEVILLE, N. C. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1966 FROM HOLLINS CLASS OF 1968 H. L. DUNCAN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 1227 Oaklette Drive NORFOLK, VIRGINIA ;.34 Compliments of Best Ever Ice Cream NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Compliments of CADDELL ELECTRIC CO. NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Compliments of VALLEY ROOFING FIRST FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association Downtown Crossroads ROANOKE, VIRGINIA AMES AND WEBB, INC. PAVING SINCE 1933 Compliments of O K FOUNDRY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of N c o f o ? A T £ Fine Clothes for Men ROANOKE, VIRGINIA GENERAL MOTOR LINES Satisfactory Motor Freight Service ROANOKE, VIRGINIA BOB PECK CHEVROLET 800 North Glebe Road — Arlington, Virginia JAckson 2-9000 BOB PECK Compliments of Winchester Evening Star WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Compliments of BLAKE BANE Real Estate RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of National Fruit Products Company, Incorporated WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA Compliments of AERO INDUSTRIES Byrd Field RICHMOND, VIRGINIA From a Friend and Admirer of V M 1 R. STUART COTTRELL INCORPORATED INSURANCE 18 North Ninth Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Augusta Military Academy " The Friendly School " Distinguished ROTC School in the Shenandoah Valley. Junior and Senior Divisions. Boys 10-20. Accredited. Graduates in leading Colleges. All sports. Swimming Pool, Gymnasium. 1,400 acres. Non-military summer school. Rates $1,500.00. FOR CATALOG ADDRESS: SUPERINTENDENT— AUGUSTA MILITARY ACADEMY Fort Defiance, Virginia Adams Construction Company Asphalt Surfacing 2725 Roanoke Avenue, S.W. P. O. Box 60 Telephone 345-0404 ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 24002 BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1968 COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE 130 N. Central Ave. VIRGINIA BARBECUE STAUNTON, VIRGINIA Phone 886-6271 3100 N. Boulevard Tires — Batteries — Accessories Brakes Alignment Clean — Wholesome — Delicious General Electric Appliances Grading — Concrete Pavement Macadam Pavement — Asphalt Pavement Compliments Stabilization — Water Mains — Sewers Surface Treatment — Telephone EL 9-3276 of a ATLANTIC BITULITHIC COMPANY FRIEND General Offices, 1400 Roseneath Road RICHMOND 30, VIRGINIA WOOD ' S Bi-RiTE FOOD STORES RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of a FRIEND Beauchamp, Martin, Gay Co. Steel Warehouse Metal Jobbers P. 0. Box 7536 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Phone 6431924 Compliments of Swartz Enterprises International Wm. P. Swartz, Jr. Co., Inc. Roanoke Photo Finishing Co., Inc. Ropho Graphic Supply, Inc. Roph o Sales, Inc. Hyman Bros. Pontiac, Inc. 1016-20 N. Boulevard RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Catalina — Star Chief — Bonneville — Grand Prix — Tempest E. W. Hyman H. B. Hyman Slater-Glascock Realtors OFFICE MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA— 703 • MU 7-6505 Thomas G. Slater ' 32 UPPERVILLE, VIRGINIA Thomas B. Glascock MARSHALL, VIRGINIA Beach Brothers Motors, Inc. DODGE - DODGE DART CARS Sales — Service 3 West Main Street SALEM, VIRGINIA Compliments of Southern Oil Company Distributors of Phillips 66 Products in SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA Compliments of Reginald E. Brothers Co., Inc. Compliments of WELDON MILLS, INC. Belding Hemmway Corp. WITH BEST WISHES TO GRADUATING CLASS IRBY INSURANCE AGENCY BLACKSTONE, VIRGINIA Est. 1876 J. M. IRBY ' 55 VALLEY BLOX HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA Building Supplies — Concrete Products JAMES RIVER BUS LINES CHARTERED BUSES RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of A FRIEND Austin Brockenbraugh Associates CONSULTING ENGINEERS Water Supply, Water Purification, Water Distribution, Drainage, Sewage Disposal, Sewage Systems JAMES E. WATINGTON, Jr., Partner JAMES A. WHITT, Partner 106 East Cary Street — Phone Milton 3-3041 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of E. H. WHITEHURST FREDERIC J. WEISS COMPANY Mechanical Equipment POST OFFICE BOX 9496 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23228 Area Code 703 266-1984 McCLURE MOTORS INC. State 11th Streets Compliments of BRISTOL, TENNESSEE A FRIEND CADILLAC — CHEVROLET Compliments of J C A O M L n W A Or El N F o L C 1 V L A A va. S R Theatre Room Theatre KINDLEY FORD SALES FORD-MERCURY South Hill, Va. — Boydton, Va. Phone 447-3133— Phone 738-3761 BUILDING BETTER HIGHWAYS FOR VIRGINIA B " H B P.O.Box %t mff 308 HOWERTON ANTIQUE SHOP CLARKSVILLE, VIRGINIA —ANTIQUES— Handmade Copies of Eighteenth Century Furniture Compliments of ROBERT LUCIUS WALLACE Class of 1924 CHASE CITY, VIRGINIA FULLER-CREWS, INC. CLARKSVILLE, VIRGINIA Varsity Town Suits H.I.S. Sportswear Knox Hats Compliments of RAPHINE TELEPHONE CO. Citizen ' s Bank Trust Company CLARKSVILLE, VIRGINIA A Full Service Bank MEMBER Federal Reserve System — F.D.I.C. KENNETH HAMMERSLEY PONTIAC, INC. KENNETH HAMMERSLEY LINCOLN-MERCURY, INC. KENNETH HAMMERSLEY M.G., AUSTIN-HEALEY, JAGUAR, INC. 12th Fort Ave. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA A Salute to the Corps from THE CLEAVES FOOD SERVICE Corporation, Dela ware 8405 Ramsey Avenue SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Specialists in School and College Feeding Compliments of Donald H. Selvage, Inc. General Contractors Highway Bridges — Highway Traffic Systems AMHERST, VIRGINIA Conner Produce Co. WHOLESALERS OF FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES COMPLIMENTS OF CHAS. LUNSFORD SONS IZARD, INC. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA ROANOKER MOTOR LODGE On U. S. Routes 11 and 220 Interstate 81, Exit 43 Phone 342-3344 2 MILES NORTH OF ROANOKE CITY LIMITS COMPLIMENTS OF Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Compliments of ROANOKE BELT RUBBER CO. INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS 2708 Shenandoah Ave., N.W. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE GARDENS, INC. Roanoke Valley ' s Complete Garden Center 1830 Apperson Drive SALEM, VIRGINIA Complete Landscape Service Since 1925 ' MEP liMEJMD P. O. Box 151 Phone Diamond 4-6691 2310 Orange Avenue, N.E. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 24002 34 QUALITY SERVICE READY-MIX SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ' S PIONEER READY MIX 2-Way Radio Controlled Trucks Electronically Controlled Batching SERVING ROANOKE, SALEM, VINTON and ROANOKE COUNTY FROM 2 MODERN PLANTS JIM SATTERFIELD ' 42, Gen. Sales Mgr. 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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Serving Virginia Since 1885 Famous Brand SHOES including: Florsheim Bostonian Mocs Cavalier Bass Weejuns Norfolk Richmond Roanoke Lynchburg Newport News Virginia Beach Portsmouth TAYLOR BROTHERS 6 South 5th Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF FUEL OIL AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF C. H. RUSSELL AND SONS CLARKESVILLE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF BOILER BRICK REFRACTORY CO. 3205 LACROSSE AVE. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA SEIBELS, BRUCE CO. Managers General Insurance Columbia, South Carolina VIRGINIA OFFICE: AMERICAN BUILDING Richmond, Virginia COMPLIMENTS OF WOMBLE BOX COMPANY NORFOLK, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF ANUFACTURSNG CO LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA MOONEY DISTRIBUTOR NEW USED SALES MAINTENANCE FLIGHT TRAINING CHARTER RENTAL HELICOPTER SERVICE P fK RICHMOND AVIATION, INC. mm k. Byrd Airport • Richmond, Virginia • Phone 737 — 2831 BEST WISHES TO BURTON P. SHORT, President ' 44 THE MEN OF JOSEPH M. HATCHETT, Secretary-Treasurer ' 25 VMI VICTOR PARKS III, ' 51 FROM MARSTELLER CORPORATION SHORT PAVING COMPANY Incorporated COMPLIMENTS OF Asphalt Contractors C. W. HANCOCK SONS LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA P.O. Box 1107 Phone REgeant 2-8412 PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA Compliments of MOUNT VERNON MOTEL CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF DOYLE ' S FLORIST LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF ATLANTIC PERMANENT SAVINGS AND LOAN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF MILLER ANDERSON WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ' 66 Compliments of looker ' s Independent Warehouse J. Matt Robertson, Proprietor MUSIC and TOBACCO HEADQUARTERS FOR VMI CADETS • HIFI ' S • TAPE RECORDERS • STEREOS • STUDY AIDS • RECORDS • GUITARS • ACCESSORIES • PIPES TOBACCOS ED TALLEY, VMI ' 59— Manager CAMPUS CORNER 25 South Jefferson LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA • Records, Stereos, Tape Recorders, Radios, Pipes Tobaccos • 352 COMPLIMENTS OF FAST SERVICE LAUNDRY ROANOKE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF NYANZA, INC. DYESTUFFS CHEMICALS DANVILLE, VIRGINIA COMPLIMENTS OF REDWOOD RESTAURANT Rt. 11 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Compliments of ROCKYDALE QUARRIES ROANOKE, VIRGINIA ORTHO-VENT FACTORY OUTLET SHOE STORE Incorporated SPRING-STEP CUSHION The Most Comfortable Shoe in America SALEM, VIRGINIA FROEHLING ROBERTSON, INC. Inspection Engineers Chemists SINCE 1881 MAIN OFFICE LABORATORIES 814 West Cary Street Richmond, Va. Telephone: Richmond 644-3025 BRANCH LABORATORIES Baltimore, Md. Roanoke, Va. Norfolk, Va. Raleigh, N. C. 485-1414 344-7939 627-3675 828-3441 Charlotte, N. C. Fayetteville, N. C. Greenville, S. C. Washington, D. C. 333-7139 484-2409 239-1343 232-1904 QUICK-LIVICK, INC. 708 C Street — 886-3560 STAUNTON, VIRGINIA CHARTER BUS SERVICE ANYWHERE IN VIRGINIA 353 HIlSlll !!! Ill ! ! IIHIIII llllllll MMM PI I Ladies ' Sportswear Men ' s Sportswear Tack Room Photo Dept. Golf-Tennis Sport Shoes Hunting Fishing Archery PRES BROWN ' S, Inc. 115 West Nelson St. Lexington, Virginia EARLY AMERICANNA DESK ORGANIZATION JEWELRY-BOUTIQUE COLLECTOR ' S CORNER IMPORTED - DOMESTIC COLLEGE GIFTS — NOVELTIES THE SHACK THE GOURMET SHOP THINGS ORIENTAL — THINGS SHIBUI CONTEMPORARY — TRADITIONAL J PERSONNA S UPER (L TAINLESS J) 3 wr THE MARK OF QUALITY FOR SHAVING COMFORT AMERICAN SAFETY RAZOR COMPANY a division of Philip Morris, Incorporated " A GOOD PLACE TO WORK " Staunton, Virginia Augusta Stone Corp. Staunton, Virginia Boscobel Granite Corp. Richmond, Virginia Burkeville Stone Corp. Burkeville, Virginia luc Producers of CRUSHED STONE HOME OFFICE P. O. BOX 7155 RICHMOND. VIRGINIA OFFICE: EL 3-3901 NIGHT 282-6387 Charlottesville Stone Corp. Charlottesville, Virginia Fairfax Quarries, Inc. Fairfax, Virginia Greenville Stone Corp. Greenville, Virginia Yes, since 1882 we have taken pride in serving the men of VMI, their families and friends. Today we are proud of the tradition which we have attained for hospitality, service and elegance. Yet we are continually striving for new and better ways to serve. Congratulations to the Graduating Class. May its members carry on the tradition of greatness that has won fame far and wide as " The Spirit of VMI " . Hotel Roanoke AND MOTOR INN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA y« You ' re a V.I.C. at these Holiday Inns V. M. I. men, and their families, are Very Important Customers at all Holiday Inns operated by American Motor Inns, Inc. Let us prove it with luxurious accommodations, thoughtful service, memorable meals. Stop at any of the inns shown here on your way to and from Lexington. BILLY BUDD RESTAURANTS Most of these inns feature famous Billy Budd dining rooms, where you can get both favorite and unusual dishes prepared to per- fection and served promptly. Every meal ' s a banquet at Billy Budd ' s! Virginia Holiday 1 n of Ale. 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