Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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Jm « ± m :: . ' ■ ' ■W y ; ::. ' .-:;.,V ' :;U ; ; VMI C hE fiK fr OF EVENTS 1967-68 7 Sept New cadets registei 13 Sept Old cadets return 29-30 Sept Opening Hops 30 Sept Homecoming and ■ ,. » General Assembly Day. .£. iilMl Portrait Presentation ' of Gen. Shell 6-7 Oct Corps trip - Richmond 24 Oct. First Day Issue Ceremonies Marshall Stamp 3-5 Nov Parents Weekend 11 Nov Founders Day (128th Anniversary) 24-25 Nov Ring Figure and Thanksgiving Hops 21 Dec-3 Jan Christmas recess 15-27 Jan. Mid-term examinations 29 Jan Seoond semester begins 9-10 Feb Midwinter Hops 23-31 March Spring recess 14 April Easter Sunday 19-20 April Spring Hops 1-4 May - Field Training Exercises 15 May New Market Day 27 May-7 June Final examinations 7-9 June Finals Provided in connection with The Parents Program by The VMI FoundaJM n, Inc. Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia Program of Exercises June 7-9, 1968 (All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time.) 28 40th REUNIO xeuNio VMI CfttfiiWAir OF EVENTS 1967-68 7 Sept New cadets register 13 Sept Old cadets return 29-30 Sept Opening Hops 30 Sept Homecoming and — i ,. ' • ? General Assembly Day. i, UWl Portrait Presentation ' of Gen. Shell 6-7 Oct Corps trip - Richmond 24 Oct. First Day Issue Ceremonies Marshall Stamp 3-5 Nov Parents Weekend 11 Nov Founders Day (128th Anniversary) 24-25 Nov Ring Figure and Thanksgiving Hops 21 Dec-3 Jan Christmas recess 15-27 Jan. Mid-term examinations 29 Jan Second semester begins 9-10 Feb Midwinter Hops 23-31 March Spring recess 14 April Easter Sunday 19-20 April Spring Hops 1-4 May .. Field Training Exercises 15 May New Market Day 27 May-7 June Final examinations 7-9 June Finals Provided in connection with The Parents Program by The VMI Foundation, Inc. Finals Exercises, Virginia Military Institute June 7.9, 1968 FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1968 CORPS OF CADETS DAY 9:00 a.m. Board of Visitors meeting. 12:00 noon Luncheon Meeting, Board of Trus- tees, VMI Foundation, Inc., Officers Mess. 3:00 p.m. Review before Board of Visitors for presentation of military and athletic awards, Parade Ground. 4:00 p.m. Presentation of awards in scholastic competitions, Superintendent ' s Of- fice. 8:30 p.m. Superintendent ' s Reception. 10:00 p.m. Final Ball, William H. Cocke ' 94 Hall. SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1968 ALUMNI DAY 9:00 a.m. Board of Directors, VMI Alumni Association, with Annual Meeting, Membership, VMI Foundation, Inc., to follow, Chemistry Building Audi- torium. 11:00 a.m. Alumni Review, Parade Ground. 11:40 a.m. Annual Meeting, VMI Alumni Asso- ciation, Jackson Memorial Hall. 12:00 noon Dinner for Corps of Cadets and an- nouncement of appointments in the Regiment of Cadets. 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Alumni Luncheon, Crozet Hall. Commissioning ceremonies, Jackson Memorial Hall. Graduation Parade, Parade Ground. Glee Club Concert, Jackson Memo- rial Hall. Graduation Hop, William H. Cocke ' 94 Hall. SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 1968 GRADUATION DAY Baccalaureate Sermon, Jackson Me- morial Hall, Rear Admiral James W. Kelly, Chief of Chaplains, U. S. Navy Commencement Exercise, in front of Preston Library. 1. Invocation, The Reverend Robert K. Wilson, Chaplain, VMI. 2. Valedictory Address, Cadet George W. Squires, Richmond, Virginia. 3. Announcement of Honors. 4. Address to the Graduates, The Honorable J. Randolph Tucker, Jr., Judge of the Hustings Court, City of Richmond, Virginia 5. Conferring of Degrees. 6. Presentation of Commissions. 7. Benediction, The Reverend Robert K. Wilson. Bermuda shorts, slacks, and similar informal ff r are , appropriate for wear by ladies Institute huildinns and nn the P " me (jro ««a during formal ceremonies. Institute buildings and on the i 1 1 o 3 -0 ft ' II ,r SJI is il »Wkw ' ■ ,! ; (fJBTjp ■k «? ,,_ ! i X 1 1 V.M. . cadets | " n presidential review. HONOR ABOVE SELF h The Cadet Qlee Qlub of the ' Uirginia o!Military Institute Allen G. Biester, Director presents the 24th Annual FINALS CONCERT IN HONOR OF THE CLASS OF 1968. cg wgsa Saturday, June 8, 1968 8:00 P.M. Jackson Memorial Hall From the first moment ... a choice 221305 PROGRAM Praeludium: Music for Brass Organ Trumpet Voluntary in D Purcell Canzona per Sonare No. 2 Gabrieli Fugue in G-Minor Bach Trumpet I: John Haring French Horn: Warren Wagner Trumpet II: Kenneth Yorgey Organ: Allen G. Biester Domine Salvum Fac Gounod Once, Twice, Thrice I Julia Tried Purcell Canon for nine parts Pammelia J ' ay le rebours Certon Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Chorale Fantasia) Biester Waltzing Matilda Australian Folk Song — PRESENTATION OF AWARDS — De Animals a-comin ' Spiritual Shenandoah River Chantey Soloist: Michael Hannum I ' ll Never Stop Loving You More arr. Biester Medley from " Carousel " Rodgers The VMI Blues arr. Biester Meadowlands arr. Biester Timpani: John Scott Triangle: Alvin Smith Gong: Courtney Apperson Cymbals: Roger Gough The Spirit of VMI Bowering Floral arrangements courtesy of THE FLOWER CENTER Lexington, Va. The Glee Club ' s latest 33 1 3 LP album including many of the above selections is on sale in the foyer of JM Hall and at the VMI Post Exchange. Cost: $5.00. Stereophonic only. See back page for complete text. OFFICERS Cadet Director John Scott IV, ' 69 President Richard H. Wood, ' 68 Robert A. Heely, ' 69 Vice-President Vernon C. Miller, ' 68 R. Deaton Smith, ' 69 Secretary Walter T. Judd, ' 68 D. Michael O ' Connor, ' 69 Treasurer Howard G. DeWolf, ' 69 Property Manager Thos. B. Clingerman, ' 68 Dennis P. O ' Geary, ' 69 Historian Richard A. Cheatham, ' 68 Stephen C. Price, ' 69 Admin. Assts Gainer B. Jones. ' 6S David B. Clark. " dS Theodore E. Lediu o " S W T alter T. Judd. TO Clawing for a niche in a strange environment ... In the suffering of the rat, an indication of the future . . . ! Si =___ L , i " ' » " : r . i.iiiiBWHr •4 J - ' _JS»S5 P - w ■■ ■ " ' igg - SEm ■ A future which many will never find . . . The decision to remain A burden of obligation ... to traditional VMI ' 1 1 i! r 1 1 -1IMII- - 1 !■ • — s g • li i school, parents, class . . . country For the majority . submission to routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine routine an acknowledgement of obligation t0 j » For some, routine is not enough 14 The individual demands expression competition 15 r-$ .VJ " JLZ ,, Others excell in academic or military achievement 16 T-.W " " - ' • 3S4 18 19 But some find little of true value To deny responsibility is easy Disillusionment is an excuse The outsider tires even of this the individual accepts the value in disillusionment . . . " One must find the source within one ' s own self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking — a detour, error. " —Hesse 31 wuLWfflMi:: Chief Buck Miller; Editor-in-Chief Buck Miller; Editor-in-Chief Buck Miller; E ; Editor Tom Norment; Managing Editor Tom Norment; Managing Editor Tom Editor Steve Miller; Lay-out Editor Steve Miller; Lay-out Editor Steve Miller; L; tor Ben Hedrick; Copy Editor Ben Hedrick; Copy Editor Ben Hedrick; Copy Ec tor Mike Philipps; Art Director Mike Philipps; Art Director Mike Philipps; Art Manager Steve Strickler; Business Manager Steve Strickler; Business Manager Ste 1968 BOMB INSTITUTE CLASSES .... CORPS ACTIVITIES SPORTS .... THE HILL . . Captain James C. West Brother Rat West — that is the way Captain James C. West has become known to the First Class. The term " Brother Rat " has always been used to mean friend and fellow sufferer. It also means respect, honor, and that certain brand of love peculiar to VMI men. This is the type of love which only results from true ap- preciation and mutual understanding. For these and many more reasons we feel honored to use this title for a man who is far above us in wisdom and generosity and for most a model to be emulated in later life. While we sit selfish in our own graduation, Captain West has been doing graduate work in law, helping the scouting organizations to build strong men, and giving much needed aid and counseling to us and the other classes in barracks. All this in addition to his regular job with the Air Force. There is, however, one type of person whom Captain West will not help — the man who is not willing to help himself. The man who has a legitimate problem and who has tried every way he knows to honestly extradite himself has never found Captain West ' s door closed. DEDICATION Captain West has been more than instrumental in moulding the attitudes of the Corps. His aid has always been available to any cadet with a problem, whether this problem be legal, personal, or military. He has always had the time and the pa- tience to hear and to advise on each and every situation brought to his attention. Even the Commandant ' s office is not sacred if he feels a cadet has been unjustly treated. Unlike other officers, Captain West has never given cadets the impression that his care is just superficial, nor has he made any cadet fear to approach him on any matter. His care is genuine, as his problems often take second place to those of the cadet. He has never used his position as a weapon, although the bone is the tool and the might of the Tactical Staff. Genial attitude, sound advice, and a sense of fair play, often make the bone unnecessary in his work. This makes the uniform he wears unneeded to gain respect, as the respect is incorpo- rated within the make-up of the man himself. KILBOURNE HALL Mac Parrish and John Royster store themselves in the stairway. This year witnessed the latest step in General Shell ' s extensive program to expand and improve the facilities at the Institute. Added to the growing list of new build- ings, Kilbourne Hall stands as an indication of the progressive-mindedness of the Administration. This building serves as classrooms for the Military and Air Science Departments. It also houses one of the most modern and well equipped rifle ranges in the country. As with all new things, however, there are certain minor defects. The most obvious defect seems to be the lack of space. This was felt by the Corps as soon as the building was opened, but it will be felt even more in the future if the Institute continues to expand at its present rate. Although this problem will not become a major one for five or ten years, it is felt that serious thought should be given to it now. Mills E. Godwin — Governor of Virginia BOARD OF VISITORS Front row: Marvin Gillespie, Tazewell; Barbour N. Thornton, Richmond; J. Ran- dolph Tucker, Jr., Richmond, President of the Board; Major General George R. E. Shell, Superintendent; Lieutenant General Edward M. Almond, Anniston, Ala.; Robert C. Watts, Jr., Lynchburg. Back row: Lieutenant Colonel R. M. Harper, VMI treasurer and secretary of the Board; John D. deButts, New York City; Gorham B. Walker, Jr., Lynchburg; C. E. Thurston, Jr., Norfolk; John W. Burress, Salem; Robert L. Wallace, Chase City; and George G. Phillips, Virginia Beach. Three members of the Board were not present when the photograph was made — Major General Paul M. Booth, Adju- tant General of Virginia, Richmond; Herman H. Pevler, Roanoke; and Ernest H. Williams, Jr., Richmond. Organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Vir- ginia, the Virginia Military Institute is governed by a Board of Visitors. The Board is composed of fifteen members, eleven coming from the state at large, two non-resident alumni, and two " ex officio " members. Due to the uniqueness of the Institute, the majority of the Board must be alumni. In all, ten of the members are graduates of the Institute. They are appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate. The Governor of Virginia, His Excellency, Mills E. Godwin, is the Commander-in-Chief. The Honorable J. Randolph Tucker, Jr., a graduate of VMI, is serving as President of the Board for the current session. The Board of Visitors is required to meet at least once a year, but usually meets more often. In addition to this, the Superintendent is empowered to call the Board into session at any time he feels it necessary to do so. MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE R. E. SHELL Superintendent Of all the positions in the field of education in the state of Virginia, the most difficult and thankless is, without a doubt, that of Superintendent at VMI. With the increasing stress in the seven military colleges toward civilianization, the maintenance of a rigorous and character-building sys- tem steeped in tradition becomes more and more of a chore. Such a job demands a man who realizes the benefits of such a system and who has the fortitude to stand up for what he believes. The precariousness of this position is not often realized by those outside the Corps. As the President of a College, he has tremendous responsibili- ties. It is this man who can make a college expand and keep up with the times, or fall behind and be forgotten. As President, General Shell has initiated the largest building program ever undertaken at VMI. He has also raised the academic standards, which proportionately increases the value of the diplomas. He has made possible a larger and better qualified faculty and has made VMI a well-known college, not because of its tradition, but because of its ability to adhere to the changing standards of a complex educational system. In this role, General Shell emerges as one of the last Superintendents VMI has known. The position of Superintendent at VMI is not an enviable one. He is constantly involved in his duties both as president of the college and as overall commander of the Corps of Cadets. Though each job in itself demands his fullest attention, of necessity, he must constantly divide his time between them. Unfortunately, from the point of view of the Corps, one aspect of his position has suffered. In terms of advancing standards, and an extensive building program, things here at VMI have never been so good. But if such increased academic demands are to become tolerable to the cadet, the Superintendent ' s concern and success as college president must in- evitably involve his greater awareness of the competitive demands made on the cadet by the non-academic staff. Though we have talked about the lack of administration-student com- munication for years none of the talking has produced tangible results. While we believe the Corps recognizes that the Superintendent is not the originator of the " good deal, " he is ultimately responsible for every action of his subordinates. Perhaps it is they, on whom he must in- evitably rely as sensors of cadet opinion — they, perhaps, who are responsible for not a credibility, but certainly a communications gap. ADMINISTRATION In this age of the supercollege it is remarkable that VMI has been able to survive . . . The en- gineering of quality education requires under- standing of the psychology of the student . . . By necessity the needs of VMI may dif fer from those of the cadet. All new buildings cannot be classrooms . . . The ROTC system imposes certain requirements that must be fulfilled for obtaining a commission . . . Every action can- not be explained ... So much depends on money ... for professors ... for scholarships . . . for a corps building . . . for electric lights and running water . . . The creation of an educational environment has its roots in the dollar . . . Across the parade ground the end product is wondering why. lr £m _; ' ' ' _ , till tYt 5Lp t. It . " This has been the happiest of my twenty-five years in the Army. " These words were spoken by Lloyd L. Leech after his promotion to Brigadier General in November ... a promotion that necessitated the departure of one of the finest men VMI has seen in a long time. Through a long, close association with the Institute, General Leech realized that there was a desperate need for change within the system at VMI. As a graduate himself and having seen his son spend four years at the Institute, he knew that the system was sound. The fault must lie, therefore, in the manner in which the system was being used. In his term as Commandant, General Leech consistently put the best interests of the Corps first. His fairness and willingness to listen to the complaints and desires of a mature Corps, and to do something about these things, became the basis for the deep respect each and every cadet held for him. He knew the Corps, felt its problems, and acted in its best interest. Words cannot express the admiration of the Corps for this fine man. He became the ideal of everyone who knew him, for his decisions were always tem- pered with fairness and his goals were the goals of the Corps. The end product was the feeling that there must be something good in a system which is capable of producing such a man. A A 1 1 A f Seated: Col. D. C. France, Commandant. Standing, left to right: Lt. Col. S. S. Gillespie, Deputy Commandant; Maj. S. C. Harris, Assistant Commandant; and Maj. J. T. Undercoffer, Deputy Commandant. COMMANDANT AND STAFF The mission of the Commandant and Staff is to maintain the standards and unanimity of the Corps. This implies more than shining shoes and polishing brass. It includes moral and personal relationships and the smooth working of a system which has been proven to produce superior men and leaders. There was a general feeling of apprehension in the Corps when General Leech left and Colonel D. C. France took over as Commandant. This feeling, however, proved to be groundless. Colonel France has striven to make the penalties for violations of the regulations more sensible and meaningful than in the past. This, plus the fact that lights are seen burning in the Commandant ' s office after supper, proves to the Corps that at least the intent to improve existing situations is present. MEN AT THE TOP Learning must be real ... an active process ; + " Education must shift from instruction, from imposing of stencils, to discovery — to probing " — Marshall McLuhan m % gjfr. The only person more important than the teacher is the student. The teacher must be a dynamic medium, because he fights a war for the attention of the student ' s mind . . . This culture is changing — look around . . . Education must shift NOW to deal with the present, using the tools of a new culture . . . a new technology . . . Students understand instinctively the present . . . Maj. Kurt M. Gloeckner — Mechanical Engineering T- r- ■ W Twenty years from now your wife and kids will laugh at the way you wear your hair . . . you will measure the value of your education by the good times . . . fr tr ' " in s " fe X c OF THE AM) IUHV ■ s ft ■o 3 2 " 5_...LS.. 1 1 Q 5 " Just as the teacher MUST stimulate, must probe for attention . . . the student MUST become an effective receiver of information . . . In the war for the cadet mind there is a fifth column at work, devoted to the cause of EDUCATION . . . 55 Lt. Col. Bausum, Col. Gilliam, and Col. Barrett — History Lt. Col. Carlsson Philosophy, Col. Roth and Dr. Davidson — English The intellectual . . . The man who changes our percep- tion has always been thought of as anti-social . . . The insight . . . the desire to probe for facts . . . seems odd to lesser men . . . The professor is the key ... he must create awareness of the shifting environment ... He must communicate ... If he fails, the student fails . . . 56 If there is unrest, it is because we are in transition . . . This is the reason for the gen- eration gap . . . Youth sees NOW . . . The college must understand if its message is to have meaning . . . " No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep . . . in the dawning of your knowledge. " — Kahlil Gibran «». ' The problem: efficient communication in the hope for a progressive future . . . ft, Maj. John T. Undercoffer — Armor Cpt. William F. Dworsak— Artillery MILITARY AND AIR SCIENCE Cpt. Jan L. Senecal — Infantry Lt. Col. Leon McCall, Jr.— Assistant PMS There are many phases and concepts in the field of education ... to be useful and ap- preciated, it must deal with something the student may use in later life ... to do his job ... to accomplish national objectives ... to stay alive ... A good system of edu- cation must promote the use of COMMON SENSE . . . Lt. Col. Clyde R. Cloar— Assistant PAS John B. Swink — Property Custodian Cpt. Lawrence M. Wood — Air Science At VMI practical training is a necessity . . . The dialogues of Plato are of little importance on the battlefield . . . Among the military, this col- lege has an excellent reputation for the quality of its graduates . . . Just as the instructors on the hill must meet the challenge of a changing culture ... so must the military instructors adapt . . . The FTX ' s have been vastly improved in the last few years . . . Practice in the field is good . . . it is immediate ... it forces the cadet to become involved . . . Here, too, is an education . . . T Sgt. Charles C. Siler — Air Science 3 Ross Wescott Clark An automobile accident claimed the life of Ross before many of us got to know him. Death is a hard thing to accept or com- prehend at any time, but especially during the first year at VMI. This came as a shock to the whole class, but more so to his fel- low English majors who had the opportu- nity to know and to appreciate his talents. Thus, knowing his great potential, we hon- or his memory and send our prayers to him. Stanley H. Wilkerson Stan was, unquestionably, one of the friend- liest and most outgoing men ever to enter VMI. While returning to his home in Alex- andria, Virginia, an automobile accident caused by a malfunction in the car claimed his life and ended his newly-found career in the field of computers. We were deeply moved by his death, as he was more than a friend ... he was . . . Brother Rat. Sj » ' n| % Kenneth Michael Frick The joys and expectations of our First Class year were reduced almost to nothingness by the senseless murder of a Brother Rat. Here was a man who had everything to live for, but was cut down by a perverted individual with the sense only to squeeze a trigger. No one gains by such an exchange. Mike was in the top of the Civil Engineering curriculum and was scheduled to graduate in June with honors. He was known, loved, and respected by all. His easy going attitude and sound thinking marked him as everyone ' s friend. But we keep thinking beyond our personal loss to the loss our society suffered at his death. geWfe; ' S «s¥ : ' :y Q ■-.. ■ !. ■ ■ • ■ Mi-f i. mmmmm . " ,«■$ THE FIRST CLASS J. Addison Hagan President In the four years at VMI, each member of the Class of 1968 has overcome the humilia- tion of our entrance. Each has succeeded in the area he has chosen whether it be sports, grades, leadership, the military, or the non- military. There are those of us who still main- tain that their tenure has been unproductive, yet each has in some way contributed to the benefit of the whole. None, however, can honestly assert that VMI has not been of some benefit to themselves, even if the only lesson learned here has been one of tolerance. gai raH Four years from the time we first marvelled at the nakedness of our heads, we can survey the merits of our respective decisions to live under the VMI system. Ap- proximately one hundred and fifty of the original have, for some personal reason, left to pursue their fortunes else- where. Those of us who have remained have gathered more than the education as found in books. We will leave VMI with a diploma citing the fact that the course of education is complete. But can we accept this certifi- cate, this diploma, as meaning we are prepared? Surely our education has been a satisfactory one as far as the courses of study go, but can it reflect and attest to our respective courses in living? When we gaze at the VMI diploma in later years, most of us will be able to realize that what we went through as cadets was indeed valuable. The ratline and its demands will seem paltry when compared to the tasks that will be assigned. The long hours of work, the sacrifices of per- sonal pride in favor of a greater ideal, and the necessity of working with individuals of different talents and states of mind are not met only here at VMI. Life outside is much more demanding, but we now may rest secure in our experience. Joey Smith Vice President William P. Boyer, Jr. Historian THE FIRST CLASS NAME Matr. Page Gip Anders 10 75 Ed Anderson 237 125 Rick Anderson 49 85 Rich Andrassy 87 92 Andy Andrews 62 87 Jack Andrews 362 158 John Andrews 41 103 Barry Archer 85 92 Tom Arensdorf 19 78 John Augustine 220 122 Chuck Avery 214 120 Dave Avery 153 105 Tony Aveta 90 93 Jack Bagby 257 131 John Balch 211 120 Jack Bareford 327 148 Finley Barfield 350 155 Bryan Barton 231 124 Curtis Beach 331 150 Ewell Beirne 174 111 Bob Berezoski 182 113 Billy Besenfelder ... 135 102 Dee Biggs 235 125 Charlie Bishop 23 79 Chris Blanchette ... 5 74 Bill Bouck 247 127 Terry Bowers 80 91 Tom Boyd 216 121 Bill Boyer 246 127 Andy Bradley 194 116 Bill Bragg 253 129 Herb Brasington ... 54 36 Frank Breault 259 131 Rick Brothers 291 139 Billy Bryant 161 142 Mel Buchanan 365 159 Terry Bull 82 91 Jim Burg 25 79 Jim Burns 163 108 Wayne Burton 192 115 Rich Burton 202 118 Rick Butterworth . . . 364 159 George Buzzard .... 48 84 John Byrd 26 136 Bill Calfee 308 144 Paul Chamberlin ...332 150 John Chapla 28 79 Howie Chapman ... 47 82 Bill Cloyd 360 157 Dave Clark 212 120 Billy Cobb 305 131 Cary Cook 197 117 Dave Cortese 132 101 Tom Coryell 294 140 Ronney Cowardin ..290 139 Bobby Crenshaw ... 30 80 John Crim 95 94 Hank Crotwell 189 115 Rod Crowgey 265 133 John Davis 310 145 Billy Davis 321 147 Rodey Delk 51 85 Mike Dellinger 292 139 Bob DeVos 302 143 Myron Dickerson ..279 135 NAME Matr. Page Howie Donald 206 118 Roy Dornsife 183 113 Francis Drake 273 134 Guy Drewry 12 76 Bob Duckwall 240 126 Dana Duthie 217 121 Rick Eades 13 76 Leigh Edmunds 160 107 George Edwards ... 150 105 Terry Emerson .... 164 108 Jack Falzone 57 86 Bob Farenkopf 15 77 Pete Farmer 254 129 Jack Ferguson 45 82 Bill Flavin 261 132 Jim Fleming 179 112 Bob Fletcher 103 96 Harvey Flinn 196 116 John Frank 11 76 Mike Frick 304 143 Dave Gehr 4 75 Dave Gibbons 307 144 Billy Gills 176 111 Pete Goldman 92 93 Mike Gompf 158 107 John Griffin 53 85 Paul Grigg 144 103 I. Grodsky 227 123 Ad Hagan 180 112 Jim Haney 208 119 Skip Harding 356 156 Ned Harris 236 125 Chuck Harrison 232 124 John Hart 319 147 Paul Hebert 55 86 Ben Hedrick 238 126 Jim Henry 346 126 Kevin Henry 239 154 Tom Hickey 50 84 Rick Hill 67 88 John Hince 38 82 Bogie Holland 316 146 Harold Hostetler ..171 110 Craig Howland 20 78 Vic Huang 330 149 Steve Hubbard 122 99 Doc Hyatt 209 119 Bart Jackson 277 135 Walt Jeffress 251 128 Tom Jeffrey 357 157 Dion Johnson 36 81 Hank Johnson 347 154 Johnny Johnston . . .354 156 Gainer Jones 203 118 Rev Jones 91 94 Jerry Jones 262 132 Rick Keck 16 77 Creigh Kelley 340 152 John Kemper 323 147 Charlie Kershaw ... 83 91 Dean Kershaw 21 78 Fred King 131 101 Gary Klemas 69 88 Dennis Kopecko ... 289 139 Ken Kowalski 70 89 NAME Matr. Page Krita Kritakara 17 77 Kerr Kump 60 87 Herb Laine 278 135 Jim Lambert 35 81 John Lane 94 158 Phil Lanier 79 90 Dave Law 166 108 Theo Leduc 147 104 Greg Lee 324 148 Joe Levine 368 160 Denny Long 1 74 Jack Long 222 122 Don Lynch 9 75 Don MacCuish 93 84 Bob McPherson ...188 114 Chuck Maddox ....243 127 Mike Mahoney .... 31 80 Les Martin 121 142 Billy Martin 159 107 Rick Martinez 297 140 Chips McCallum ... 264 133 Bob McDowell 100 95 Dixie McElwee 266 159 Bruce McGlothlin . .129 100 Mike Michelson . . . .342 153 Bill Millan 156 106 Steve Miller 187 114 Bucky Miller 113 97 Earle Mills 52 85 Bob Mitchell 299 141 Vance Mitchell 263 132 Byron Nettrour 142 103 Tom Norment 177 111 Tom Nuckols 109 97 Dave O ' Connor ... 69 88 Johnny Pabst 77 92 Wes Padgett 123 99 Mac Parrish 285 138 Phil Pauls 207 119 Phil Pazich 96 95 Ken Pennington ....181 113 Ken Perkins 151 142 Joe Pettita 195 116 Mike Philipps 88 93 Bob Philpott 146 104 Gil Piddington 318 146 Frank Pinizzotto ... 104 96 Jim Polly 172 111 Bob Powers 351 143 Steve Powers 301 155 Tom Province 341 152 Paul Quillen 133 102 Dick Rankin 32 136 Jay Reeves 73 89 Fred Rencsok 170 109 Arch Richardson ...361 158 Tom Ricketts 201 117 Les Ridout 343 153 Skip Roberts . 345 154 Bill Robertson 325 148 Johnny Royster 295 140 Larry Ryan 215 121 Bob Sagnette 358 157 Chuck Saphos 63 87 Mike Sartori 116 98 NAME Matr. Page Bob Schmalzriedt ... 33 80 Doug Schnabel 130 101 Dave Schnieder 168 109 Mike Seargeant 157 106 George Sebren 353 155 Lee Shoemaker 274 134 George Shorter 229 123 T. A. Showalter 252 129 Rick Siegel 298 141 Paul Simmons . . 309 144 Jay Slaughter 125 100 Val Sledd 337 151 Alfred Smith 284 137 Craig Smith 186 114 Joe Smith 72 89 Mac Smith 101 96 Mike Symthers 44 82 Buzz Sprinkle 124 99 Wayne Spruell 114 98 George Squires 169 109 Rob Steele 333 150 Larry Stetson 315 146 Jim Stirling 282 137 Steve Strickler .... .314 148 Ron Stultz 145 104 John Sutton 281 136 Hal Switzer 106 154 Joe Talbott 269 133 Don Taylor 34 80 MikeThacker 328 149 Marvin Thews 250 128 Clay Thompson .... 3 74 John Thrift 178 112 John Timmons ....110 97 Bill Todd 138 102 Rob Trenck 152 105 Kit Tyler 300 141 Ken Underwood . . . 230 123 Tim Underwood 97 95 Gordon Van Hoose . 137 100 John Van Landingham 223 122 Steve Vaughan 223 117 Billy Jo Waldo 256 130 Bob Waldron 76 90 Greg Wall 173 111 Dick Wallach 355 156 George Walton 43 130 John Warburton ... 78 90 Bill Warren 65 130 John Warwick 288 138 Bill Welsh 120 98 Frank Whitaker 191 115 Lou White 75 160 Slick Wilkinson ...344 153 Chandler Williams. .338 152 Guy Wilson 311 145 Steve Wilson 283 137 Bob Wilson 46 82 Greg Wingard 234 124 Dick Wise 41 82 Dick Wood 336 151 Barry Wright 329 149 Lou Yeouze 248 128 Bob Yurachek 334 151 Bob Zachman ....267 134 73 " Den-Den " Long Clay Thompson Chris Blanchette Dennis Harry Long Mathematics, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Cadet Cpt., B Co. Com- mander, Distinguished Academic Student, DMS, Who ' s Who in American Colleges, Fencing, Sigma Pi Sigma, Rangers, ROTC Su- perior Cadet Medal, AUSA Medal, Armed Forces Club. On a shining September day in 1964, the Class of ' 68 sent its first Brother Rat into VMI ' s rat line. Thus began a devastating career which included the founding of the Rotten Apple Club, the sending-up of four first classmen, and seventeen trips to the G.C.-E.C. with but one penalty. The Ad- ministration, the non-believers in Scott Shipp Hall, and three generations of Rats have felt his imprint. Yet, even among those who decried his injustice, there was a begrudging respect for one who has dedicated himself to the principles of VMI. He has felt per- haps more strongly than any other man at the Institute that the system does work and is well worth preserving. We await the day when the big chair in Smith Hall will be occupied by this Brother Rat, and the Old Corps will be reborn. James Clay Thompson English, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Wesley Foundation, English Society, Intramural Volleyball, Advanced Horizontal Lab, Eastern Shore Club, English Secretary Admiration Club. September 10, 1964 — exit Clay— Clay from the good life to enter VMI. He started out as a Math Major and soon realized his abilities were in the classroom of thought. Quickly switching to English he felt somewhat more secure, but by no means safe. As Clay cast his loves along the wayside (or was it visa-versa), he progressed aca- demically. During his second and first class years his roommates began to see a change in Clay, and were subjected to a myriad of strange acts and animals — enter the lizard! Good luck, Clay — you ' re a great guy to have on our side. Dennis Harry Long York, Pennsylvania James Clay Thompson Salisbury, Maryland The First Class " Gip " Anders Dave Gehr 74 David Rhine Gehr Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., Lt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Swim- ming, Volleyball, Basketball, ASCE, Cadet Staff, Sec., Treas., and Vice-Pres., Timmins Society, Ring Figure Committee. Just ask Dave how happy he was to leave the icy wastelands of the North and come to the warmth and friendly atmosphere of the yellow walls. Of course, he never would have met his Southern Belle if he hadn ' t — funny what one blind date will do under the influence of a warm Virginia night. A series of misfortunes left Band Com- pany with too few leaders, but Dave met the challenge. He loved the Institute so much that he stayed year-round. Dave ' s willingness to help his Brother Rats, and his " never-give up " attitude, have earned him a place of respect among his classmates. We are sure Dave will be suc- cessful, and we wish both he and Bobbi the best of luck. David Rhine Gehr Springwater, New York Crispin Pond Blanchette Silver Spring, Maryland Crispin Pond Blanchette English, AFROTC Pvt., Rat and Varsity Cross Country, In- door, Outdoor Track, Intramural Basketball, Football, Bomb Staff, Newman Club, Vice- Commandant ' s Award AF FTU, Firefighter. It is truly remarkable that after four years at the Big Institute, this redhead still maintains both the poise and sense of humor that he first demonstrated as a Rat. Usually a successful block-runner, Cris once lost an important close decision when the dummy in his hay failed to sufficiently deceive the " Mole. " Besides this memorable set-back, our hero holds records both on and off the track. After hanging up his spikes and books, Cris looks forward to a future with Barbara and a career in the Air Force. Donald Francis Lynch, Jr. Tampa, Florida Howard Gilbert Anders, Jr. Monongahela, Pa. ■ 5:1 j " V : 1 Don Lynch Donald Francis Lynch, Jr. Biology, Navy Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., DAS, Who ' s Who in American Colleges, Intramural Volleyball, Bomb Staff, lohn Randolph Tucker Car- michael Award, Philip H. Killey Award, AFROTC Scholarship, Sounding Brass. Don came to VMI with a Florida suntan and a determination to excel as a student. And that he did! After starting his cadetship in the History curriculum, he came into Doc ' s department and immediately showed he meant business by taking over as first- ranking Biology major in one year. He also exhibited his military capabilities, being a " ranker " during both of his upper- class years, while still finding time to get his hand into Hollins, Madison, and Mary Washington. We all hated to see Don leave VMI, but none of us doubt that after his four years at U. Va. Med. School, the Wahoos will have produced one of the finest doctors around. Howard Gilbert Anders, Jr. History, Infantry Pvt., DMS, Judo, Intramural Football, Bas- ketball, Weight Training, Judo, Rangers, Armed Forces Club. One of Pennsylvania ' s gifts to VMI and the Class of ' 68, Crip was fortunate in receiving a large part of his Rat training from Smuff himself, and possibly too much of his pre-history training from the Admiral. He soon settled down to become a healthy, happy LA who dedicated his spare moments to weightlifting, karate, yoga, reading, rack- ing, and other mystic arts. He perfected his talents until he became the official model- builder of the class. Between playing tweet and ranger, he found time to meet a girl named Sue. Howie ' s cadet career has been successful and rapid, and it looks as if his post-graduation stupor might extend through August. Good luck Crip, and watch out for those fast moving taxis. ' Jh Sb ...... _ ft .... : „JM 1 John George Frank San Francisco, California Guy Humphrey Drewry, HI Fairfax, Virginia Charles Eric Eades Dallas, Texas John George Frank Modern Language, Artillery Pvt., Intramural Basketball, Glee Club, V.M.I. Commanders, 1968 Ring Committee. lohn entered VMI with the desire to prepare for a dramatic career. Didn ' t we all? lust consider the opportunities: vocaliz- ing in the sinks, and reciting before capable critics ( " The healthful and pleasant abode . . . " )• His love for the Institute compelled him to remain here during the summers in order to get the full benefit due the world ' s next " Hamlet. " lohn has had more than his share of troubles and disappointments, but as his nickname " Stoneman " implies, he remained undaunted by them all . . . and he always will. TOTUS MUNDUS AGIT HISTRI- ONEM. Guy Humphrey Drewry, HI Economics, Infantry L.Cpl., Sgt., Reg. Sgt. Maj., DMS, Intramu- ral Soccer and Cross Country, Fire Fighter, Armed Forces Club, Civil War Roundtable. " Do you love it here, Rat? " " YES SIR! " Little did his processor know then, that Guy really meant it! Thus the way was paved for Guy ' s next four years. Never has there been a stronger upholder or believer in the VMI System. A fun-loving, friendly Brother Rat, and a gen- eral all around " Good Guy " ! If ever someone must be depended on, don ' t hesitate to go to him. If he can ' t help you, he ' ll find some- one who can. It has been an experience rooming with one of the best-natured Brother Rats I know! His strong devotion to a job well done, and maybe a little luck, will make him successful no matter what the endeavor, economics or military. Best of luck, Guy! Charles Eric Eades Biology, Infantry Pvt., Cross Country, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Pres., Vice-Pres. VMI Scouter ' s Club, VMI Aquatics Board. Out of the " LONE STAR REPUBLIC " came the " Littlest TEXAN, " who found himself to be the wildest and smallest mem- ber of the Class of 1968 and a " Tweet " in Band Company. A violent " Anti-Ranker, " he hates the conduct of VMI Rankers in their disorganized leadership. As a Spring tim e fatality for three years, he hopes to see his own Finals. His ambition is to be a fighting Medic. Eric hates to be couped up! He is usually running Cross Country, hiking the hills of Lexington, or with the VMI Gun and Hik- ing Club. Like all TEXANS, Eric cannot sit still; he will yell " Remember Goliad, " " Fight, " and " Never, never die. " He will probably go down fighting and die wearing his boots. " Stoneman " Frank Guy Drewry " The littlest Texan " Eades 76 Bob Farrenkopf " Jap " Kritakara Robert Alan Farrenkopf Mathematics, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Regt. Color Sgt., Regt. Sgt. Maj., DMS, Intramural Cross Country, Rangers, Tankers, AFC. Bob has enjoyed several distinctions at VMI: he is the youngest member of the class, and he is the man with the most majors. Bob began his cadetship as a six- teen-year old C.E., but, like most other Rat C.E. ' s, soon transferred. Unlike most of the others though, it wasn ' t History to which he switched, but to Physics. After a year of that, the afternoon labs and evening foot- ball games in the halls of Mallory began to get old, and Bob once again decided it was time to change. This time it was the Math department that snagged his drifting mind, and there he remained. First Class year came as a welcomed relief, as it does to everyone. Who knows what lies in the future, but we have no doubt that Bob will be successful in whatever he does. Richard F. Keck Electrical Engineer, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Intramural Cross Coun- try, IEEE, Newman Club. Scuba Club, Rangers, Hiking and Gun Club, AFC, Big Tube Committee, Barracks Sound Tech. Rick entered VMI being of sound body, mind, and spirit, but wonders at times whether he has maintained these qualities. Actually, in his calculating and persistent manner, he has faired well in his duels with the system, administration, and EE Depart- ment. Kecky gave up on the VMI rank sys- tem after two years of the " Rat " race. Rick ' s persistent, dependable, and patient manner have won him the esteem of his Brother Rats and all who know him. With his beady eyes peering toward the horizon, Kecky will embark upon a successful future in electronic nuclear energy, leaving behind his unconquerable spirit and shining exam- ple. Krita Kritakara Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Soccer, Intramural Volleyball, Soccer, ASCE, Evergreen Re- view, Buddhist Club, Pres., IRC, Tankers Platoon, Summer School Club, MBC Fan Club. Krita ' s command of the English language made the Rat year a breeze, although he had the knack to lose his ability when asked a Rat Bible or a menu question. Academically, the Rat year was his best, with the following years spent in the M.E. Department and Summer School. It was a hard struggle, but the " Chink " still found time for a few trips to Staunton where a certain blonde waited with open arms — if she wasn ' t at W L or UVa. The " tool shed " taught him everything he needed to know, but the Pine Room, Moose Lodge, and Mrs. Lee helped. The Class of ' 68 ' s first General will return to defend his home, but we know he will be back to his second home in the near future. Robert Alan Farrenkopf Spring Valley, New York Richard F. Keck Corning, New York Krita Kritakara Bangkok, Thailand Thomas Russell Arensdorf Alexandria, Virginia John Cregan Howland History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Volleyball, Armed Forces Club. Creg came here pursuing the glory behind being a cadet. After the first five seconds on that frightful day back in September, 1964, his mind was instantly changed. He spent the rest of his Rat year wondering why he had come, and spent the next three years wondering why he was still here. He gave up his military pursuits after being lance corporal, and concentrated on gradu- ating, which he will be able to do now after three summer schools. Creg is hoping for a transfer into the Marine Corps, and a seat in the " Phantom. " He does want to thank his mom and dad for the moral support they gave him, and we say " best of luck. " Thomas Russell Arensdorf Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., RDC, Gymnastics Club, Intramural Football, Cross Country, Softball, Newman Club, Regimental Band. On September 10, 1964, Tom celebrated his 21st birthday at the Institute. Tom soon realized that VMI didn ' t know the meaning of the word " gift " . Nevertheless, Tom " Played the Game " precisely, and was made a Lance Corporal his third class year. How- ever, he finally realized that he was in college(?) and academics came first. Tom ' s third class year also saw him " shot down, " and Ellen was no more. Thus, Tom became inflicted with the " playing the field " disease, and he has been joyously " ill " ever since. This, of course, cannot last, and Tom will find that someone who will share with him that success which he surely deserves. Tom Arensdorf Creg Howland " Dino " Kershaw Dean Arthur Kershaw Civil Engineering, Armor L.Cpl., Sgt., 1st Lt., 1st Bn. S-3, DMS, Who ' s Who in American Colleges, Intramu- ral Volleyball, American Society of Civil Engineers-Sec. Treas., Veep, Pres., Rangers, Tankers, Armed Forces Club. Dino originally came to Lexington from drab New Jersey, but now is quick to claim California, where he spends his summer days being run out of town on his " step- through " Honda 50. Once he overcame his initial disappointment of not being able to major in M.S. at VMI, Dean set out to do his best as a C.E., ending his cadetship as A.S.C.E. president and second ranking C.E. academically. Our first class year brought many firsts for Dean. With Dean ' s friends in the Pentagon the situation should soon be solved in Vietnam. I am sure we ' ll see Dean, sabre gleaming, charging his tank down on some foe. Would you believe filling gas tanks for Shell Oil? John Cregan Howland McLean, Virginia Dean Arthur Kershaw San Pedro, California ,. Charles Nicholas Bishop, Jr. History , Artillery Pvt., DMS, Rat Baseball and Football, Var- sity Football, Intramural Football and Bas- ketball, Pioneer Investment Club, Cadet Staff, FCA, Brookside, Ghetto. " Old Bish " came to the Institute with the idea he knew the system completely. This concept was soon shaken, and ever since he has spent as much time as possible in Staunton. Bish has been one of the few guys to keep the same " old lady " for all four years. It is the perfect combination of beauty and brains — Kathy has both. She has also reaped most of the benefits of the extem- poraneous activities. His heart is set on a law career and with his determination, personality, and the lead- ership he has exhibited in athletics, we know success will be his. Charles Nicholas Bishop, Jr. Staunton, Virginia James Christian Burg Clark, New Jersey Jim Burg James Christian Burg History, Armor L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Varsity and Rat Football, Intramural Handball, Vice Pres., Monogram Club. The Clark Comet, a certified member of the 91 Vi year-RA-stud club, ambled through Jackson Arch four years ago destined to claim the title " Most Semi-ranker " in his- tory. Congrats to you, Jim, for a job well done! We will remember Jim as the smiling flanker for the Big Red, as the guy who can sell a raffle ticket to anyone, and as the guy with the " Joisey " accent. We know Jim will do well in whatever he attempts because he has a go-get-it attitude, and the determina- tion to be on top. His aggressiveness was proven on the gridiron, in Scott Shipp Hall (occasionally), and on Filthy Mike ' s list of Distinguished Military Students. We wish him the best of luck, and on June 22nd, the beginning of the kind of life that all VMI alumni deserve. " Chip Chap " Chapla John David Chapla English, Infantry Pvt., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Who ' s Who In Ameri- can Colleges, Honor Court, Rat Football, Varsity Football, Intramural Basketball, Newman Club, Monogram Club, Rangers, Club 412. The " Big Ranger " of 1967 will long be remembered by his friends. Who could possibly forget the famed " Sophomore Sensation, " and the notoriety he caused with his exploits in Scott Shipp Hall? Who would ever have thought he was to become a lieutenant in " F Troop, " and first ranking English major? But by virtue of his hard work, impeccable appearance, and rigorous enforcement of the Ratline, John accom- plished his mission. Always ready to help anyone who came to him with a problem, we feel that he will be a great success in everything he tries. A-I-R-B-O-R-N-E! 79 John David Chapla Lorain, Ohio Robert Smither Crenshaw, Jr. History, Infantry L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., XO C. Co., DMS, Football, Wrestling, Intramural Football, Civil War Roundtable, Political Science Soc, Mono- gram Club. Through Jackson Arch he came that late summer ' s day, a grunting, snorting man with no neck. T ' was a sad day in Roanoke when she lost her favorite son, but a joyous day in Lexington when VMI gained him. Bob excelled in athletics. He became the Terror of the Mats, Monster on the Gridiron, and the charmer of many of Virginia ' s finest belles. Bob had his ups and downs during his Keydetship, but his determination and will carried him through. To " No Neck " of VMI, Plumtree, Girl Scout, Roanoke College, Sweetbriar, and George are soft spots in his heart. From us B.R. ' s, good luck, " ole stick " . Michael Timothy Mahoney Electrical Engineering, Infantry Pvt., Varsity Football, Rat Football, Intra- mural Basketball, IEEE, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Monogram Club. Any man who ' s both Irish and Greek, and a Yankee to boot, couldn ' t pass through VMI unnoticed! Michael Timothy Mahoney has not gone unnoticed. From Orchard Park, N.Y., he came to the Institute where he has made his mark as one of our best known and favorite Brother Rats. One thing ' s for sure — around Mike, there ' s never a dull moment. The combination of Emotional Irish and Thoughtful Greek makes Mike an emotional thinker (whatever that is). The result is excitement. Whether it ' s in football, politics, love, or studies, Hony is always involved — usually up to his neck. His love life is one of the Great Wonders of the World. He has gotten into more trouble with less effort than anybody we have ever met. It all spells Brother Rat. We know that wherever he ' s bound, wherever he ' s found, we ' ll also find achievement. . . Robert Emil Schmalzriedt English, Infantry Pvt., DMS, Football-Co-Capt., Intramural Weightlifting, Volleyball, Newman Club, Monogram Club. " Emil, " as the battle cry has echoed for four years, has been the cause of headaches for many coaches of VMI opposition during his outstanding football career. But foot- ball alone has not made Bob one of the favorites of the Corps, alumni, and faculty. For, in confining his ferocious strength to the gridiron (and sometimes to his third stoop monster activities) off the field he has displayed a pleasant personality and deep concern for others. Though Bob doesn ' t particularly agree with some of the more controversial aspects of the VMI System, he has demonstrated his leadership and military bearing at Summer Camp with his excellent standing. Not only Vito and the Corps will mourn the loss of Emil, but also all mem- bers of the bachelor world. After gradua- tion, he will be taking vows with his lovely little Sem graduate, Nan. We wish Bob the best of luck in the future. Donald Ralph Taylor History, Armor Pvt., DMS, Rat and Varsity Football, and Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, Armed Forces Club, Monogram Club, Dyke, Room Orderly, Section Marcher, Asst. 1st Sgt., Revenge Committee, Dirty Thirty, Asst. Cadet Waiter, DI. " I saw him coming. I hit him with everything I had. I knew I had him! " This immortal quote depicts the " Stump " of our class. Being Southern Conference Wrestling Champion and outstanding on the gridiron, " seeing him coming " is easy. Besides that, Don ' s flashing smile and friendliness toward everyone truly conveys his natural outlook on life — even at the Institute. Consequently, Don Taylor, one- hundred-ninety pounds of dazzling fury, blood brother of the hay monster, and the " Sultan " of barracks has in his possession friends, ability, and desire to make his future as fulfilling as his past. Robert Smither Crenshaw, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Michael Timothy Mahoney Orchard Park, New York Dion Wendell Johnson Biology, Air Force L.Cpl., Rat Indoor Track, Gymnastics, In- tramural Football, Volleyball, Ring Figure Mag. Artist, Newman Club, Cheerleader, Ring Committee, Hop Committee, FTP, Bermuda Club, N.Va. Club. Dion or " Tree " has been torn between many aspects of VMI: an athlete on the gym team and a non-athlete on the radiator squad; a ranker (lance corporal), and a pseudo-grub. He vacationed " working " at a resort hotel and playing in Bermuda. Both a dove and a hawk, his ambition changed from a dentist to a fighter jock. His 2.0+, cheerleading, FTP, guidon, the Tiger, and girls take up much time. At graduation the world will gain a playboy, the Air Force a crack pilot, and the Institute an enthusiastic alumnus. Good Flying, Di! Robert Emil Schmalzriedt Cedar Grove, New Jersey Donald Ralph Taylor Roanoke, Virginia James Howard Lambert History, Infantry Pvt., Lt., DMS, G. C, Football, Baseball, Sports Editor-Bomb, Monogram Club. The Texas Terror came to VMI in ' 64 to play football. He was the three year private who made good; making the Dean ' s List, he rounded out his college career as athlete, scholar, cadet officer, and member of G. C. Co. He brought the famous call of the " Whisky Bird " to the fifth stoop. Little Moe, following the examples of his father and brother, plans a career in the Army, but who will shine his shoes when Sam ' s gone? With his personality and ability, we ' re sure Jim will enjoy con- tinued success in the future. Best of luck to a good friend and Brother Rat. " Hony " Mahoney Bob Crenshaw The First Class " Little Mo " Lambert Smally " Schmalzriedt James Howard Lambert Frederi ck, Maryland " Stump " Taylor Dion Wendell Johnson Woodbury, New Jersey John Carl Hince Springdale, Pennsylvania Richard Sergeant Wise Lexington, Virginia Michael Ray Smythers Lynchburg, Virginia John Thomas Ferguson, Jr. Richmond, Virginia William Robert Wilson, Jr. Waynesville, North Carolina Howard Reed Chapman Fairfax, Virginia " Pollack " Hince Mike Smythers 82 Bobby-Butch Wilson " Howie " Chapman Jack Ferguson The First Class John Carl Hince History, Infantry Pvt., DMS, Rat Football and Basketball, Varsity Football, Intramural Volleyball, Bomb Staff, Fellowship of Christian Ath- letes, Monogram Club, President VMI Pittsburgh Club, Polish Literary and Musi- cal Society. At VMI, people were used to seeing a tall kid playing tight end on our football team with a number " 86 " on his back. Yes, that is good old " Hands Hince. " Just ask anyone who is on the team or knows any- thing about football, and I am sure all you hear will be praises. For John, there is proof to back up our assumptions: Turkey Day ' 67. The score was 12 — 10, and the winning pass was pulled in by the " Old Pollack. " John has succeeded in everything he has attempted here, and we all know he will continue to be a winner throughout his life. Good luck, John. John T. Ferguson Economics, USMC Pvt., L.Cpl., Football Mgr., Basketball Mgr., Timmins Society, IRC vice-president, Mag- nificent Seven, Unfortunate Five. Although his original intentions were directed toward the Navy, the Academy ' s loss became the Institute ' s gain when Jack decided on a future in the Marine Corps. He experienced a brief career as a ranker. But again there was a change in the course of events when lance corporal stripes gave way to clean sleeves. Jack continued in the role of athletic manager, and his face became a familiar sight at all basketball games. The four years at the Institute have given " the Marine " his share of frustrations. Despite the obstacles of the economics cur- riculum, we have no doubts that Jack will someday conquer the financial world. Richard Sergeant Wise History, Infantry Pvt., Wrestling, Football, Intramural Foot- ball, Softball, Pioneer Investment Club, Young Republican ' s Club. Grrr! Moan! Gro-w-w-w-1! These are the sounds emanating from the Virginia Mam- mal Institute as the zooperintendent con- ducts a tour. The visitors are amazed watch- ing the stormy bear arise from bed grunting and groping for his glasses. Stormy has made frequent disciplinary trips to the zooperintendent ' s office, and has spent most of his life on cage confine- ment. However, he ' s made several escapes to the " Liquid Lunch " with one paw around a Pabst, and the other through the ceiling. Stormy ' s favorite hobby is archeology. Since entering the zoo, he ' s collected more bones than any creature there. When he soon receives his certificate stating that he is tame, the " Bear " will descend upon the world of nightclubs, ball games, and bar girls. William Robert Wilson History, Armor Pvt., Football, Basketball, Intramural Foot- ball, Basketball, Softball, Tar Heel Club, Civil War Roundtable, IRC, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, YRC, Armed Forces Club. After an outstanding career in high school athletics, " Butch " came to VMI as a highly sought-after fullback, but was switched to end his Rat year. Unfortunately a serious knee injury kept him from per- forming for the Big Red Varsity. So this boy from Tar Heel Land switched his interests to more academics and perhaps more intramurals. That was fine with Butch, and he managed to squeeze in some extra- curricular activities besides. Butch is having a hard time deciding between a career in the service or advanced study in his major. We ' re sure this Brother Rat will do okay anywhere. Michael Ray Smythers History, Armor Pvt., DMS, Rat Football, Intramural Volley- ball and Football, Glee Club, Cadet Union Committee, Cheerleading, B-CO Food Com- mittee, Tanker Platoon. The last of the no-nonsense, purely com- monsensical sages of the first stoop, Mike has always had a ready opinion and answer to everything on anyone ' s mind — from ran- kers to L.B.J. Mike has run the gamut of VMI ' s various activities, from Rat foot- ball to Cheerleading, and remaining a pri- vate, he has been true to the " Ghetto " all the way. Mike continuously had his eyes on someone at Mary Baldwin, and even V.M.I, couldn ' t change that! As Marcus Antonius proclaimed at the Georgia pep rally, " Ambition should be made of sterner stuff, " the future will prove that M.R. has all the " sterner stuff ' that it takes. Howard Reed Chapman Civil Engineering, Air Force Rat Football, Baseball, Varsity Baseball, Intramural Basketball, Softball, Football, ASCE, Floor Committee, Young Republi- cans, Fire Fighter, Spirit of ' 68 Committee. From the start, Howie was bound for star- dom. His popularity and congeniality have made him one of the most liked and re- spected of all our Brother Rats. Howie has obtained just about everything he has ever sought or put his mind to. His high rank- ing in the Civil Engineering curriculum, and his appointment as Delta Company ' s first platoon leader were earned through hard work and a great deal of devotion. Besides all of this, we come finally to Howie ' s athletic endeavors. As a rat Howie sought the role of VMI quarterback. He faired well in that slot but found baseball more to his liking. Success is the story of " Howie " Chapman. " Roddy " Delk Tom Hickey George Edward Buzzard History, Air Force Pvt., Rat Football and Track, Varsity Foot- ball, Wrestling, Intramural Football, and Softball. I came to VMI in Sept. of ' 64 as a foot- ball Rat with high hopes to be a gung-ho military man both here and in the Air Force. Well, I ended up as a four year private and disenrolled from the Air Force, a real military failure!!! My four years at VMI will be unforget- able. I have seen four classes come and go, and all have their good and bad stories. My class has had its unforgettable moments throughout our cadetship, starting with the reading of the inscription in Jackson Arch, until we walked across the stage at gradua- tion. I can ' t say I enjoyed my four years at VMI, and I can ' t say I hated them. All I can say is that I lived with it. There is one great thing about VMI in this light though, " VMI is good place to be from, not at. " The First Class Earle Mills Thomas James Hickey, Jr. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Rat Football Mgr., Varsity Football Mgr., Intramural Volleyball, Baseball, IEEE, Newman Club. When Hick came to VMI, he, like a lot of fools, came early for football. Tom wanted to and did become head manager of the football team. During the football season, football is about all he thinks about. Somehow this did not hurt Hick too much. He is probably the only true LA. in the EE section. Tom always had time to be in the sack or play bridge. When it comes time to get some work done, noth- ing can stand in his way. One time he spent many hours trying to develop a para- chute out of Saran-Wrap. Tom has spent many hours at a certain junior college in B.V. After a rocky winter, it appears all is patched up now. Tom has a really good mind and person- ality, and will succeed in all that he does. George Edward Buzzard Waynesboro, Virginia Thomas James Hickey, Jr. Arlington, Virginia Rodham Tulloss Delk Economics, Armor Pvt., DMS, Cadet Staff, Ghetto, Rat Foot- ball, Class Committee, Tidewater Club. Liz, plodding, 3 by 5 computing, hiding long hair, undying support for Big Red football, Notre Dame, and Green Bay, and a few wild parties have highlighted Roddy ' s career at this bastion of progress. Briefly rising above his paramilitary past — 250 demerits and perpetual privatehood after he got out of the Ratline — Roddy be- came a summer camp surprise, but he im- mediately promised to go straight forever afterwards. With " Sugah " behind him, Roddy man- aged to become one of the fortunate by run- ning the economics gauntlet unscathed. Next year will bring a new home at the School of Law at Virginia — and he won ' t have to hide his hair anymore. Rodham Tullose Delk Smithfield, Virginia Richard Eugene Anderson Wichita, Kansas Richard Eugene Anderson Physics, USMC Pvt., Tennis, Intramural Ping Pong, Foot- ball, Basketball, AIP, Sigma Pi Sigma, CI Cadre, Firefighters, Hiking and Gun Club, Johnny ' s Brigade. Rick came to VMI in September of 1964 ready to compile one of the best academic records in the Corps by the end of his senior year. Never losing the true spirit of the elite hard corps private, Rick can always be found in the midst of every caper both in and out of Barracks. His friendly man- ner and amicable personality will certainly be greeted with success wherever he goes. His Brother Rats wish him the very best in " Civilian Life! " John David Griffin, III Civil Engineer, Artillery Pvt., Rat Football, Track, Varsity Football, Monogram Club. When the football hero known as Big Grif entered the beloved Institute, he was all set for everything. John may not be out- standing in the military around VMI, but he has left his mark in sports. Coming back after a year of illness, he found a job as one of the linebackers on a winning team. During the off season, he spends his time throwing the shot. All of the BR ' s of ' 68 extend their best to the Big Grif and wish him luck in all that he does. " Trigger " Anderson Robert Earle Mills Chemistry, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Football and Baseball, Intramural Football and Baseball, American Chemical Society, Ghetto, Brookside, Nub Club. POW! BAM! ZOK! It ' s the Urbanna Pearl upon us all, " tellin ' it like it is. " The grand old man from the duck-blind. The source of the endless mirth for the Ghetto. Every night ' s a Saturday night, and every day ' s a Sunday. Probably one of the best- natured fellows to ever grace the first stoop, Earle, never bothered by anything, unfius- tered by all, has waded through four years and a couple of summers of Leslie ' s weird world of test tubes and beakers. The future is bright for this bighearted and jovial per- son, but what it holds in store for him is for all to wait and see. . . . Robert Earle Mills Urbanna, Virginia John David Griffin, JJI Virginia Beach, Virginia " House-Body " Brasington Scooter " Hebert Herbert Williamson Brasington, Jr. Electrical Engineering, Air Force L.Cpl., Lt., DMS, Rat Football, Varsity Football, Intramural Football, Softball, Weight Lifting, B.R.F., IEEE Secretary- Treasurer, Newman Club, IRC, Political Science Society. " House Body " (as he is known to his Brother Rats) hails from the city of ques- tionable reputation, Richmond, Va. As studious a cadet as you could imagine, Herb still found time to participate in many of VMI ' s finer activities. The summer after his rat year he found Carol. (Who ever heard of a plump life- guard?) The relationship thrived at Club ' 68, 212V2 Summit Street and Ring Figure (a week of infamy for several cadets). No one knows why Herb likes Texas so much. Evening CQ ' s in the Bridge Room didn ' t bother Herb for he still made Dean ' s List. When speaking of his roomies, he always says: " You guys are horrible! " The best of luck to the plumpest Lieutenant in E Company, and a very fine girl, Carol. Paul Vinson Hebert Civil Engineering, Infantry Pvt., L. Cpl., Rat Football, Track, Varsity Football, Track, ASCE, Monogram Club, Class Committee. Paul was among that elite class of fresh- men football players who entered the hal- lowed arches of VMI two weeks earlier than the eventual Class of 1968. Since that time he has remained one or two jumps ahead of our class and not only distin- guished himself as a consistent performer on the football field, but has been number one in the Civil Engineering Department since his Rat Year. His First Class Year, the Administration was prompt in recognizing his many abilities, particularly in salesmanship, and issued an appropriate award. (Thanks). Though June marks the end of four long but interesting years for Paul, it also marks the real beginning. John Joseph Falzone Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Rat Football, Varsity Football, Rat Baseball, Intramural Basketball, Softball, ASCE, Newman Club, Tutoring Program. This Italian victim of a face-stomping has worked the hardest four years of his life for his June objective. This is when Elaine takes the ring off his finger and fits it through his nose. It will have to be a big ring. Graduate school beckons the Akron game ' s leading ground-gainer, but a job and Uncle Sam are also in the running. Having covered all phases of VMI life from the horizontal lab to the pool hall, he is well prepared for the future. Herbert Williamson Brasington, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Paul Vinson Hebert Richmond, Virginia Jack " Garibaldi " Falzone John Joseph Falzone Garwood, New Jersey Cyrus Kerr Kump Biology, Air Force Pvt., Football, Track, Intramural Softball, Monogram Club. Kerr ' s career at VMI can be summed up in one phrase: " Number 1 in your heart, number 27 on your program, and number 37 in the Biology curriculum. " Although injuries and a semester at West Virginia got him oft to a slow start, Kerr has proved himself to be an outstanding football player. Not one to be content with past glories, he has decided to do the football team a favor by coming back next year for another crack at both the gridiron and academics. Despite his highly polished " West Vir- ginianess, " Kerr ' s ability to get along with people and his ready smile have made him many friends. This is the best indication of his success here! Cyrus Kerr Kump Elkins, West Virginia " Cy " Kump John George Andrews Biology, Armor Pvt., VMI ludo Club, Tanker Platoon, Hiking and Gun Club, Confirmed Bachelors Club, BLB ' s, Hook, Line, and Sinker Club. When the Springfield Rat arrived at the yellow rock in Sept. of ' 64, he brought with him cheerfulness and understanding that is appreciated by his Brother Rats. Andy ' s ability on the judo mat earned him a brown belt and the right to flip his roommates. Many Wednesday afternoons were spent in a tin coffin driving around White ' s Farm too. The brightest star in Andy ' s cadetship shines from Radford. Bonnie met Andy on a blind date. Through rocky beginnings, they struggled through Hedley, cemeteries, and other normal happenings to achieve what appears to be a formal, long-lasting relation — marriage. Andy ' s Brother Rats wish him the best of luck in his future marriage, and hope his dreams of graduate school were not tarn- ished by VMI. Andy " Andrews John George Andrews Springfield, Virginia Charles Shepherd Saphos Athens, Greece " Hell is- other people! " — Sartre SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM NOTICE Of CLASSIFICATION This is to certify that Charles S. Saphos (First name ) (Middle initial) ( Last nam Selective Service No. c) lili 9 hi 1009 ii da until ..id-H i. n... 1-A by Local Board unless otherwi checked below : □ by Appeal Board □ by President 5=15=62 x- (Datc ol mailing) t«L ( Registrant 5 sitfaturc) SSS Form 110 (Rrvisrd 1-25-66) (Approval nol rrc|uired) David George O ' Connor History, Infanry L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Rat Social Com- mittee, Rat Football, Intramural Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Catholic Choir, Hop Committee, Rangers, Richmond Club, Wil- liamsburg Touring Society. Dave came to VMI with his future al- ready mapped out. The Army was in his veins, and even the Institute could not change his mind. After a brief tour with the C.E. Department, he finally found his true calling up on the 5th floor of S.S.H. The Ranger Unit and William and Mary seemed to be his two main interests. The VMI has been a test of endurance which we hope will be of benefit in the future. When that future is based on the service of his country, as it is with Dave, the test seems worth passing. Gary Harper Klemas Physics, Air Force Pvt., EC, Football, Wrestling, Intramural Football, American Institute of Physics, Vice President Sigma Pi Sigma. Up from Roanoke that summer day of 1964, came Gary bringing his unique talents to VMI, and the L.A. attitude to the Physics department. He managed to survive that terrible ordeal of Ratline and Rat Football, and went on to play a lot in both. The injury to his arm his third class year slowed down his football playing, but not his trip to Johnny ' s where he remained on the first string. His second class year brought Dean ' s List, and new athletic endeavor in wrestling beginning at Ring Figure. Graduate school is next, and then the Air Force. Good luck to a great B.R. " R.D. " O ' Connor " Harper " Klemas Rick Hill Bernard Richard Hill Portsmouth, Virginia Bernard Richard Hill Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Football, Co-Capt. Track, Intramural Football, Pioneer Investment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Monogram Club Secretary, Treasurer, Presi- dent, Athletic Council, Ring Figure Commit- tee-Treas., " Club-160, " " Bee ' s Nest Society. " " Hey Murph, which way is left? " So be- gan and ended the interest in military affairs of cadet Lance Corporal Rick, " Bernie, " Hill, The Portsmouth Flash, alias Church- land Chin, has set quite an impressive rec- ord running track the past few years. High- lighting his track career was the captaining of both the VMI and Hollins track teams. Besides being President of the Monogram Club, he was President of the Cabin Club — Oh Ralph! He has also been crowned the king of the 5-day weekends. " No, you can ' t stay until Monday! " " Mr. Hill, why are you sharing a hay with five other | cadets? " " Mr. Hill, why are you walking around outside of barracks after Taps? " " Mr. Hill, why... " David George O ' Connor Hopewell, Virginia Gary Harper Klemas Roanoke, Virginia Kenneth Walter Kowalski Bethpage, New York Joe Oliver Smith Guntersville, Alabama Joe Oliver Smith Civil Engineering, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Captain, Regimental Commander, DMS, Who ' s Who in Ameri- can Colleges, 1968 Class Historian, 1968 Class Vice President, Executive Committee, General Committee, Rat Football, Rat Bas- ketball, Varsity Basketball, Intramural Vol- leyball, ASCE, Cadet Staff Typist, Wesley Foundation, Hop Committee Publicity Man- ager. The unruffled waters of the Alabama bay- ous — the unexplored and untouched lands of Guntersville, the existence of which is verified by the postmark — gave of itself loe and his wild, reckless manner so incon- sistent with the habitat. But ... I mean a GT-6 and a smile that could mean some- thing or nothing — one never really knows which. Without overdrive, loe can be seen running rough-shod over all that is order and analysis and method. In spite of his incautious manner, he pro- duced as a Regimental Commander and, perhaps, as a safety measure, dabbled in basketball to keep loe from becoming a dull boy. For those who knew him, it will suffice to say that Joe is not a dull boy. " Killer " Kowalski James Clifford Reeves, III Pine Bluff, Arkansas Kenneth Walter Kowalski Physics, Air Force Pvt., Baseball, Fencing, Intramural Foot- ball, Basketball, AIP, Newman Club, Wes- ley Foundation, YRC, Cadet Waiter, Lover. Off the Yankee Island near New York came the Baby of the class to make his mark at the Institute. " Little " Ken has always been rather noticeable to his Brother Rats, especially with his dynamic voice and lively actions. He has learned much from the Institute about character building with academics as a sideline. Since he discovered girls his Third Class year, it has been hard to hold " Little " Ken down. " Hungry Hill " has been one of his many hangouts, with Randy Mac and the local high school thrown in for spice. Rounding out his career at the Institute are lohnny ' s, the CI, and those famous Pine Room Parties. Ken will always be remem- bered for his love of life, and his famous affairs. The Class wishes Ken well and leaves him with these last words: " You will get caught someday! " James Clifford Reeves, JJI Economics, Air Force Pvt., Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rat Football, Intramural Handball, Episcopal Church, Young Republican Club President. No one can ever say that lay ' s life here has been dull. The first year for Jay was a rough one as far as injuries go. Dr. Old has never figured out how Jay broke his arm with an M-l, practicing football. It was also very common to hear — " Andrassy, you sleazy , , , !! " Jay wore a ring through his nose for 3 long years with a chain running all the way to Oklahoma, but he still confesses that some of the nicest people in the world are Injuns in " mini ' s. " We are all sure that Jay ' s good nature, sense of humor, friendliness, and a fine girl like Patti will take him far in the years to come. It is also a good bet to say that Jay will set up his law practice in the good territory of Arkansas. Best of Luck Brother Rat Gross Bod! " Jay Bird " Reeves %■ John Dutton Warburton Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., 1st Sgt., RDC, Intramural Volleyball, Football, American Society of Civil Engi- neers, Timmins Society, Food Committee, Class Committee, Bugler, Coffee Hour. Dust, dust everywhere and still no letter in sight — but who can expect mail after his Anne slips the ring through his nose! Since the first moment he arrived, Tubby has known that his calling was to the finer things in life — sleeping and being a grub. Alas! His plans were foiled, and he became the professional waker-upper (the most cursed man in barracks!) and a first sergeant. Actually, though, John has succeeded in making an excellent record here at the Institute. We know that our " Brother Rat " will see nothing but clear tracks ahead with Anne and the PRR. s Wilson Robert Waldron Vinton, Virginia John Dutton Warburton Charlottesville, Virginia Philip Lee Lanier Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Regimental Color Sergeant, DMS, Rat Football, Rat Baseball, Varsity Base- ball, Intramural Basketball, Football, Ameri- can Society of Civil Engineers, Bomb Staff, Hop and Floor Committee. In September, 1964, ' Tapper Pan " Lanier joined his Brother Rats in the famous march through Jackson Arch. That year Phil was the QB of " Chucklin ' Charlie ' s Big Green- ies. " Since this tragic experience, he has become an all-star member of the Pine Room Party club, not to mention his com- plete mastery of the Civil Engineering curriculum. In his First Class year, however, he made the heretical decision to quit the ranks of the privates and become a Color Sergeant. We peons have forgiven Phil for this though, and we look forward to seeing him and his red, white, and yellow umbrella at future Big Red football games. Wilson Robert Waldron Mathematics, Artillery Pvt., Rat Football, Wrestling, Intramural Football, Handball, Bomb Staff. Get off the field, Waldron! Betrayed whose guard team? Barf! Sink ' s stopped up. ME? STUDY! From the outskirts of Roanoke, Bob has come to be known by his Brother Rats as a friend who will stand up for his beliefs against any opposition. His interests in the standards and appearance of the Corps have been more than amply shown in the diligent care with which he guards his ragged uni- forms. Leaving VMI with a major in pool and a minor in Math, Bob is sure to rise to stupendous heights. Phillip Lee Lanier Hurt, Virginia " Tubby " Warburton Bob Waldron Terry Bowers Charles Winston Kershaw History, U.S.M.C. L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., XO-F. Co., Cross Country, Track, Intramural Cross Country, Weight- lifting, Newman Club, Dean ' s List, Inter- national Relations Club Treasurer, Presi- dent, Pioneer Investment Club Treasurer, President, Cadre. That enlightenment may come to the post is clearly evidenced by Charlie ' s life, for he left the North to don the gray and surroun d himself with the greatest of southern tradi- tions. His cadetship has been characterized by Stoic perseverance, for he has maintained all-around excellence without any true recognition until this last year; his reason, persistence, and self-discipline are, indeed, worthy of our respect. Charlie ' s first-class- year brought the further enlightenment that some of the pleasures of life are as worthy of our attention as are its duties, an exact reversal of the educational sequence of most cadets! He is fully qualified, therefore, to become a VMI alumnus, and we may be confident that he will be as successful as any who have left the gray to don the red, white, and yellow. Terrence Lee Bowers Eletrical Engineer, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., EC, Rat Track, Varsity Track, Rat Football, IEEE, F.C.A., Monogram Club, Civil War Rountable. Terry entered VMI with great ambitions of achieving scholastic honors, and becom- ing a leader in the Corps. After a stint as lance corporal, he decided the life of a ranker was not for him, and the latter am- bition died. He devoted the rest of his cadet- ship to studying and vaulting. His diligent study won him high rank as an EE, fulfilling his primary goal. When not hitting the books, Terry was found on the track where he literally knocked himself out to break the VMI vaulting record. To make his story complete we must include that student nurse who owned his heart. Best of luck to Joyce and Terry. Terence Lee Bowers Clear Brook, Virginia Terry Paul Bull Civil Engineer, Artillery Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, Wes- ley Foundation, Diving Club, Ranger, Tank- er Platoon, Cadet Battery, Summer School, Hiking and Gun Club, Happy Husband. Terry was a distinguished cadet from the moment he walked through the arch — dis- tingu ished by not knowing anything that was going on. He was made for the Hiking and Gun Club with recommendations from the Commandant ' s office and the RDC, but allowed his membership to lapse at Christ- mas. A gung-ho military private, he was des- tined to see the light in the spring of his third class year, and his interests shifted from his M-l to a girl. From then, he was absent from barracks every possible week- end, and checked every regulation to make it work for him, Noted for his love of hot weather, B.S.ing, and love of being away from the Institute, he still found time during three summers to pursue academics in hopes of getting out on time. May he have good luck in marriage, an institution more suited to his tastes than this. Terry Paul Bull Lynchburg, Virginia Charles Winston Kershaw Montville, New Jersey Richard John Andrassy Biology, Air Force Pvt., Baseball, Wrestling, Judo, Track, Cheerleading, Intramural Basketball, Intra- mural Football, Pioneer Investment Club, FIP, Newman Club, Ralph ' s Pioneer ' s. " Never . . . not til Christmas. " These words ring through Old Club 160 as " Richies " famous last ones. Despite a shiny third class year, the " Jersey Joker " frolicked through the hallowed halls as a biological leader. After a real " Cliff-hanger " at FTX his second class year, the rosey cheeked, curly haired cadet found that his love for auto- motive trips wasn ' t returned by the latter. Rich ' s athletic prowess is known by coaches from Rat baseball to Varsity track. For being one of the Ghetto ' s best dressed and more jovial members, Bull was usually rewarded a head place in the demerit line. Any problems that confront Rich at MCV will probably be answered by Doc Carroll ' s firm advice, " Shut up, Andrassy! " John L. Pabst, m Economics, Artillery Pvt., Sgt., Lt., RDC, Intramural Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Cadet Battery, AFC, Tidewater Club, Bridge Club. When John came to VMI his Rat Year, the first thing he said to Mr. Young was . . . " that ' s right. Sir, just like in the beer — PABST. " From that point on he had to rely on his wealth of knowledge of the ins and outs of VMI life to survive the Rat Year. And survive he did — from helping his room- mates, to running the block more than any ten upperclassmen together. The third class year for John saw him pull his academics up to a good level and still have the same girl that he started with his Rat Year. John ' s second class year was an eventful one — he got made, and did a terrific job at FTX. I ' m sure that the future holds many bright mo- ments for John and his lovely Carole Anne. John L. Pabst, III Hampton, Virginia John Barry Archer Civil Engineering, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Cross Country, Soccer, Volley- ball, ASCE, Ranger, Fire Fighter, Armed Forces Club, Summer School. Barry, an Army Brat, immediately found roots at VMI and liking the Institute so much he spent all of his summers there. Besides his engineering studies, Barry had two other loves close to his heart at VMI: Rangers, and, of course, the Rats. While the Rangers remember him for the fine points of survival and mountaineering that he taught them, the Rats will always remem- ber " The Big Ranger " for his great benevo- lence and compassion . . . and understand- ing nature! Four long years of work and play are finally over for our Tar Heel Brother Rat. Whether Barry will retain his sliderule or trade it in on a green beret is still in ques- tion. But whatever the outcome, he will be remembered as the epitome of the VMI Spirit. John Barry Archer Chapel Hill, North Carolina Richard John Andrassy North Plainfield, New Jersey The First Class " The Chin " Archer " Ritchie " Andrassy If • j Mm Hi ; 1 ' ! ' ., IPr r 4 ©- 1 v «k- 1 John Michael Philipps English, Armor Pvt.. Rat Rafle Team, English Society, Bomb Staff, Cadet Staff, IRC, Philosophy Traveling Team. " In all times there will be great peril for one who has the desires of a lofty and fas- tidious soul, but today it is extraordinary. Flung into a noisy, plebeian age, with which he does not care to eat out of the same dish, he can easily perish from hunger and thirst or, in case he nevertheless ' falls in ' at last, from disgust. " — Nietzsche. Anthony Alexander Aveta Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Bas- ketball, IEEE, Newman Club, Cadet Bat- tery, Fire Fighting, New Jersey Club. Tony, better known to the boys as " Lone- ly Meat, " descended upon the Institute with a power possessed by few. It is known as Ginea Power. This power in Tony seems to have fed best on Budweiser, Old Forester, Zollomans, and, of course, no-tell motel. Actually, Tony came here to be an Electri- cal Engineer. The EE is a respected man at the Institute, because everyone knows they ' re the ones that don ' t get the breaks. When Tony drives his ' Vette away from this historic landmark, he ' ll carry a well earned diploma, a cheerful smile, and the strong spirit of " 68. " John Michael Philipps Lima, Ohio Peter Richard Goldman Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Intramural Football, Softball, ASCE, Armed Forces Club, Glee Club, Cadet Bat- tery, Bowling League. Pete entered VMI a dedicated private, playboy, and lover of the finer things in life such as women and wild parties. He is leav- ing the Institute with the same high stan- dards. Such outstanding organizations as the " 1789 Club " and " The Keepers " kept Pete on the crooked and wide path. In between haircuts and graduating, Pete became one of the many CE ' s majoring in Physics, also mastering the challenge of VMI during the warmer months. Pete ' s outgoing personality and eventual success in a tough curriculum make him ready for any challenge life has to offer. Anthony Alexander Aveta Flemington, New Jersey Peter Richard Goldman Alexandria, Virginia " Lonely Meat " Aveta Pete Goldman Mike Philipps Reverdy Hamlin Jones Economics, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Varsity Tennis, Rat Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Intramural Football, Soccer, Basketball, Economics Club, Bee ' s Nest, Political Sci- ence Society, Ghetto, Gim, Tobacco and Harvest Bowl Escort. Here we are on a typical weekday night, with everybody studying. Well, he could, possibly, be out studying, but a better guess would be the TV room or the PX. It ' s tough when you ' ve got one class period a day. Rev is so easy going that he can get along well with everyone. His only prob- lem has been fighting off the girls. He used to spend his weekends " watching TV " with his favorite Catholic, or punching out a tough Madisonite. With your luck, there is no sense in end- ing with a sentimental eulogy. Just let us know when you become president of IT T. Reverdy Hamlin Jones Fairmont, West Virginia Donald Alexander MacCuish Gloucester, Massachusetts John David Crim Civil Engineer, Army Pvt., Judo, Football, Intramural Basketball, Swimming, ASCE, White Front Pie Shop. Four years ago New Market ' s revenge on VMI ambled through stoop-nigger arch in his first attempt to evade the system. John has won numerous awards at the Institute in his four years. These wonderful accom- plishments include repeated selection to General Shell ' s all pro team. Several of these selections resulted from first place in the sinks beautification contest his third class year. John ' s future lies in the field of Sanitary Engineering which he hopes to pursue after graduation. Although knowing John for only three years, we have developed a fine friend- ship which we ' re sure will be unending. To a big soul brother, a fine gentleman, a schol- ar, and a Brother Rat, we wish the best. Donald Alexander MacCuish History, Infantry Pvt., Cross Country, Swimming, Judo Co- Captain, Armed Forces Club Activities Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, President, Chapel Choir, AID, Civil War Round Table, Glee Club, Yankee Club, Language Lab Assistant. " Out a Gloucester " came our boy, and with him the familiar " quack " which has echoed throughout barracks for the past four years. Don has always been a firm believer in the old saying " dulce et decorum est . . ., " and this will be shown on gradua- tion day when he trades cadet gray for army green with gold bars. His future points toward the East-Far East, but the rice served in the Mess Hall has prepared him well for his journey. With his new Malibu, new uniforms, and new home state (for car registration only), we leave our hero with this piece of advice — " keep your shot record up to date! " John David Crim New Market, Virginia " Big John " Crim Philip Michael Pazich Physics, Air Force Pvt., L. Cpl., Intramural Football, American Institute of Physics, Sigma Pi Sigma Presi- dent. " Herr " Pazich came to VMI with the hopes of high academic achievement and high rank. He achieved his academic gran- deur throughout his four years, and his astounding military ability was awarded by being made a " one-week wonder " Lance Corporal. The summer before his first class year he extended his travel to Coral Gables and the University of Miami where he con- tinued his studies on the beaches and in the bars. Phil is looking forward to graduate school, and a career in science. Good luck to a great Brother Rat. Timothy Eugene Underwood Physics, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Supply Sgt., Dist inguished Academic Student, Distinguished Military Student, Intramural Handball, Tennis, Sig- ma Pi Sigma Secretary, Leader VMI Com- manders, American Institute of Physics. The " Fat Rat " began becoming a citizen soldier in Scott Ship making mathematical " tools " for the C. E. and physics people to use. But the light dawned his second class year when he moved into the suburbs at Mallory Hall to use some of his " tools " for physics. Between Dean ' s List Furloughs and Commanders ' trips, he ' s a rare bird to see, but that hasn ' t prevented an occasional stop to write Teddie, his girl through thick and thin for the last five years, and to sew on a new set of stripes. At the end of this enlightening four-year pseudo-military experience, we say to the " Zloat, " it ' s been fun, and may you never share mess on our table. Philip Michael Pazich Ambridge, Pennsylvania Timothy Eugene Underwood Livonia, Michigan Robert Lawrence McDowell Severna Park, Maryland Robert Lawrence McDowell Economics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Supply Sgt., Intramural Bas- ketball, Volleyball, Auto Committee, Fire Fighters, Dean ' s List, Economics Dept. Asst. To his Brother Rats, Bob is known as a hard worker, highly interested in the better- ment of the Class as well as the Corps. His personal pride has made him a success both in the academics and in the military. But wait! Let ' s not forget Lisa, that lovely young lady who has suffered through the trial of the Institute along with him. Bob is always ready to discuss new ideas. Well known to all of us is his successful formation of the 1968 Automobile Commit- tee, which again shows his interest in the Class as a whole. Bob ' s high ideals, as well as his witty thinking, will carry him success- fully through life. The Class of 1968 wishes Bob and Lisa the best of luck in the future. Tim Underwood McLean Smith, Jr. Arlington, Virginia Robert Perkins Fletcher, Jr. Norfolk, Virginia McLean Smith, Jr. History, Artillery Pvt, Regimental Supply Sgt., Intramural Football, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Cadet Staff, IRC, Veep-Bowling Club, Ring Figure Com., Cadet Battery, Radio Club. Upon entering VMI ' s hallowed yellow walls, Mac soon made a name for himself by joining the 10-6-30 Club. After a some- what quiet third class year, Mac soon let himself be known to his Brother Rats by way of 249. A true follower of the private of the month club, Mac shocked the world by becoming a zebra his senior year, and also seriously considered changing from History to Chinese Economics which re- sulted in 3 extra hours the next semester. Gung-ho all the way, Mac plans for two years in the Reserve Finance Corps before venturing into the business world. The Class of ' 68 wishes him the best of luck. Robert Perkins Fletcher, Jr. Civil Engineering, Infantry Pvt., Wrestling, Track, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Gym- nastics, Monogram Club, Glee Club, Tide- water Club, GFCA. Wine, women, and motocycles! This " Granby Grappler " spent the greater of his four years enjoying the better things in life. (Probably the only cadet to have dated every girl in Lexington). At times, the going got rough, but even with 72 demerits and " mucho " confinement, Bob became a First Classman. Even confinement couldn ' t keep " Big Fletch " from running the block for a frat party or a midnight rendezvous. " Flex " ex- celled in wrestling and intramurals, snagged an ROTC physical fitness award, and some- how kept a healthy academic average. Best of love and luck to Bob. Frank Joseph Pinizzotto Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Supply Sgt., Cross Country, Track, American Society of Civil Engineers, Civil Shaft, Newman Club, FIP, Monogram Club, " CCFB, " Ring Figure Staff, DMS, Rat So- cial Committee. The transition from the lofty King of Glassboro H. S. to the lowly and insignifi- cant Rat would be considerable for anyone. Needless to say, Frank and VMI didn ' t ap- pear to be the " winning combination, " but the " Hood " made it, and made it big. He ranks at the top of the CE curriculum, has run track all year round for four years; and, yes, the " wop " is even a ranker. From this endless line of A ' s and B ' s, varsity letters, scholarships, and summer camp awards emerges our Brother Rat. You know, the same kid we see at the Pine Room, and Johnny ' s; the guy with the towel on his shoulder who listens to our sob stories; and the one that ought to be a grub, but isn ' t. The Class wishes Frank the best. " Wop " Pinizzotto Frank Joseph Pinizzotto Glassboro, New Jersey Thomas Ryland Nuckols Mathematics, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., DAS. DMS, Intramural Foot- ball, Basketball, Volleyball, Photography Editor Bomb, Methodist Sunday School. Thomas Ryland Nuckols Hopewell, Virginia John Barrett Timmons Civil Engineering, Infantry Pvt., Gymnastics Manager, Intramural Vol- leyball, Gymnastics, Cross Country, ASCE, Wesley Foundation, Fire Fighting, IRC, Scuba Club Treasurer, 3rd Stoop Sinks Dec- orating Committee. Many years ago, about four, J. B. decided to change the image of the " Engineer. " His cadetship has been devoted to a literary end. Rat year he learned how to use twenty-five cent words. Satire blossomed his Third Class year as the 343 Sinks Press " published " his humble efforts. Censorship soon ended those illustrious endeavors. Becoming a man of let- ters was the next step. Acknowledgement of success was soon received from Randolph- Macon. Broadening the scope of his reading was his First Class project. Two hours per exam, sixteen on Westerns, and War stories just to " mark time? " But then why study when you ' re on Dean ' s List more than off? ft J. B. Timmons " Bucky " Miller Vernon Cecil Miller, Jr. History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Wrestling, Soccer, Skiing, Cadet, Editor-in-Chief 1968 Bomb, Glee Club Vice Pres., Timmins Society, English Society, IRC, Publications Board, Who ' s Who In American Colleges, Vestal Virgin (ret.), Ring Figure Committee. P.W. The story of Buck Miller is a living ex- ample of a man who has triumphed over his environment. For a sensitive pers on, VMI often stifles creativity; apathy sets in. Buck Miller, truly an idealistic person, has managed to roll with a multiple of admin- istrative punches. A Northerner, a Quaker, and a passionate believer in honor, Buck found that not everyone at VMI plays by the same rules. If he is a rebel, it is a valid response to the disillusionment he feels. But disillusion cannot be prevented, and neither can the final victory of Buck Miller. AMF. John Barrett Timmons Baltimore, Maryland Vernon Cecil Miller, Jr. Moorestown, New Jersey Robert Wayne Spruell History, USMC Pvt., Indoor and Outdoor Track, Cross Country, Rangers, Armed Forces Club, IRC, Monogram Club. Completing a quiet " freshman " year, Wayne very quickly became a member of the liquid lunch boys. Even with his fre- quent trips to the " Keepers, " Wayne still managed to make Dean ' s List his second class year. An avid supporter of the 1789 Club, Wayne seemed to blend into the quiet atmosphere of Georgetown. Looking for- ward to a rosy future in the Marines, Wayne became an elite member of the " Vette " club. Although one of the friendliest guys at VMI, Wayne still managed to leave his stamp at W L. Proving himself with the books when he wanted to, Wayne has shown us that he will succeed in whatever he attempts. Robert Wayne Spruell Annandale, Virginia Michael Charles Sartori Randalstown, Maryland William Robert Welsh History, Artillery Pvt., Swimming, Judo, Intramural, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Newman Club, Pio- neer Investment Club. Despite Bill ' s unassuming manner, he has always attracted attention and provided many moments of laughter for his friends. Even with all this attention, the " Cloud " has maintained his cool and become of the most " capable " men in the ghetto. During his cadetship, many of his abilities such as eating, romancing, swimming, and foreign languages have shown forte. Who else would be all right for a stick check at the John Marshall Hotel? Who else besides the clever " Cloud " would be so deceptive as to wear his civies under his uniform upon returning from a First Class weekend. After shedding his burden in the military as an exchange officer with the North Vietnamese Army, Bill ' s future looks bright and success should be a sure thing. ±J- W William Robert Welsh Purcellville, Virginia Michael Charles Sartori History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Swimming, Intramural, Volleyball, Cross Country, IRC, Newman Club, Union Board Com., Hop Floor Com. Mike began his college career as an engineer, but soon realized that building bridges would not be his forte, and switched to the History curriculum. Notable were the Geology field trips, on which he became intimately acquainted with rocks and min- erals. . . . especially on the rocks which were best for sleeping. It seems somewhat strange to hear Mike ' s name mentioned around barracks without it being closely followed by another . . . Martha. His frequent visits to Sem, and Martha ' s frequent visits to Lexington were ample proof that Mike ' s and her upcoming wedding was incoitable. Good luck at Flight School, we ' ll see you in ' 73. Wayne Spruell Stephen Michael Hubbard Altavista, Virginia Stephen Michael Hubbard Chemistry, Artillery L.Cpl., Pvt., Cross Country, Co-Capt., Track, American Chemical Soicety, New- man Club, Glee Club, Monogram Club, Chemistry Lab Asst., Barber. Paralleling his experiences, " Little Mont " combines varied attributes. He is a con- scientious student, and one of the top- ranking Chemistry majors. He has proven his capability on the VMI track for four years, and was chosen as co-captain of the Sounds of Otis and more sublime forms C.C. team. He has an affinity for the solid of the art. Hub enjoys other entertainment also. He is very fond of expanding his mind with Thrift at Johnny ' s. Underlying these ten- dencies, however, is a serious nature, and a discerning intellect which will insure him of future success. Garland West Padgett, Jr. Langley Air Force Base, Virginia Garland West Padgett, Jr. Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., 1st Lt., 2nd Bn. Adj., DMS, Cross Country. Indoor Track, Out- door Track. Water Polo, VMI Cadet News Staff, VMI Cadet Feature Editor. Religious Council, BSU Executive Committee, Out- standing Air Force ROTC Cadet, Air Force Times Award-Summer Camp 1967, Scuba Club, Glee Club. Down the stoops, in ranks and in a num- ber of " other " places, the human sabre walks, bones, and sings " Oh Shenandoah " while thinking of a certain redhead. Born with wings and an uncanny ability to get out of " specials, " Wes flew in F.I. P. and on Interstate 81. He got the rank he worked for, and finally made the Dean ' s List. Actually, these achievements didn ' t surprise any of his Brother Rats, for they new he would work until he reached his oals. And undoubtedly he will continue to ork for even greater future achievements. VMI may have more Battalion Adjutants, but it will never have another like Wes. Garland Pershing Sprinkle, Jr. Chemistry, Artillery Pvt., Intramural, Volleyball, Basketball, American Chemical Society. . . . Yes, and then was Buz there standing in Jackson Arch, a timid farm boy trying to break into the big time. He suffered a serious setback his rat year, however, his first true love shot him down. Nevertheless, he rebounded his third class year by pinning a " Sem girl " on their fourth date. But this was short-lived as were all of his affairs in his 3rd and 2nd class years. After all his frustrations in love, Buz has finally done the only thing left to do — he got engaged to Nancy after a whirlwind courtship. With Nancy at his side, Buz is sure to ' break into the big time " as he first set out to do four long years ago. All of his Brother Rats wish him and Nancy the best of luck in the future. Garland Pershing Sprinkle, Jr. Fincastle, Virginia " Wes " Padgett ; Buz " Sprinkle " Hub " Hubbard Jay Bruce Slaughter Glen Head, Long Island, New York Gordon White VanHoose, III Belcher, Louisiana Larry Bruce McGIothlin Bethel Park, Pennsylvania Jay Bruce Slaughter Chemistry, Artillery Pvt, Rat Track, Intramural, Football, Soft- ball, Basketball, American Chemical Society, Cadet Battery, Spirit of 68 Committee. The " fat Rat, " far from his Long Island residence, soon found himself a permanent home at the Institute. Neither excelling at his studies, nor in the military, he still managed to finish out his first year. It was during finals of this year that he realized there was only one girl for him, Sharon. When lay returned his third class year, he found the going tough. It seemed as if he would never return to his home. Having survived two summer schools, Jay had two things to look forward to, graduation and a wedding. His BR ' s wish Sharon and Jay the best. Gordon White VanHoose, III Biology, Artillery Pvt., Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Monogram Club, Deep South Club. Being the son of a loyal alumnus, Hoose was a little wary of the perils of VMI when he matriculated. Although he has long ex- pressed his envy of the social life at LSU, he has made a good adjustment to VMI. His real success has been in the sports field. " Hoose " has gone on to win many points for VMI, and many awards for him- self due to his record setting performances in the triple-jump. His good humor and athletic ability have earned him the nick- name of " Mopp " from his teammates. Larry Bruce McGIothlin English, Armor Pvt., Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Mono- gram Club, Pittsburgh Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Starting from the booming metropolis of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, this personable young man set out to let VMI know what the story was all about. Cuz has been active on many fronts, leading his famous " Blocks Boys " through many laps on the track, and many weeks of the wild summer-school sessions. Besides being devoted to high hurdle races, Cuz always hit the books with a determined attitude, although the Shed deflated it somewhat with numerous " good deals. " The Class of ' 68 wishes Cousin Brucee the best of luck in all his endeavors, and leaves him with those nostalgic words: " Bueno, continuiemos. " J. B. Slaughter " Hoose " Van Hoose " Cuz " McGIothlin 100 Douglas Paul Schnabel Bethel Park, Pennsylvania Frederick Union King Arlington, Virginia David A. Cortese Houston, Pennsylvania Douglas Paul Schnabel Biology, Armor Pvt., Cross Country, Monogram Club, In- door and Outdoor Track, VAS, Fire Fighting. To give a synopsis of " The Snoop ' s " ca- detship would do injustice to many of his finer deeds. Some of us may recall the time he disguised himself as a member of the guard team, and succeeded in throwing a goodly number of Rat hayrools into the Nile. Those of us remembering this coura- geous act will recall his phenomenal luck, for he never seemed to get caught. It is only fitting that the beginning of Doug ' s biography close with a quote descrip- tive of his ambition to work in the field of forestry: " This man was bom rich in his love of the great outdoors. " Frederick Hulon King English, Artillery Pvt., Wrestling, Fencing, Intramural, Foot- ball, Volleyball. English Society, Interna- tional Relations Club, VMI Cadet, Cadet waiter, English Department Assistant. " There is no fate which cannot be sur- mounted by scorn. " This quotation from Camus perhaps best summarizes Fred ' s internment at VMI. If apathy and ennui are desirable traits, then surely he was an admirable cadet. If not, then little was ventured and nothing gained. Graduation will be a day of crisis for him when he must re-evaluate those opinions and ideals which have been forced upon him in his innocence, and enter the life of freedom he most desperately desires but cannot endure. After that day, who can guess, for " Now that we ' re happy, what shall we do? " David A. Cortese Physics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., 2nd Bn. Sgt. Maj., Judo, Amer- ican Institute of Physics, Newman Club, IRC, Armed Forces Club, Glee Club. Through the years, Dave has repeatedly passed courses with titles his LA roommate couldn ' t pronounce. In fact, his worst enemy at VMI has been himself. Probably no Brother Rat can match his history of " accidents " in the room or damage account at the QMD. Rank and love came late to Dave, but his first class year found him suddenly with stripes and not one, but two, wonderful loves, as well as lower grades. Decisively undecided, Dave can ' t choose between his two loves and an Air Force that may want him too. Good luck Dave; we wish we had your problem. " Snoopy " Schnabel Dave Cortese Big Otis " King 101 Paul Douglas Quillen Electrical Engineer, Air Force Pvt., Gymnastics, Scuba Club, President, Timmins Society Sound Technician, Young Republicans Club, IEEE. Ever since his arrival to these hallowed halls " Screwloose, " as he was appropriately called by his dyke, has had a part in almost everything. His four years here have been very erratic. Paul has been a terror to Rats, but a Rat Daddy, the top gymnast, but a virtual spastic in other sports, an Electrical Engi- neer, but a lover of classical music. Several things haven ' t changed. If there ' s a loophole in a regulation, he ' ll find it. If he can make a nickel, he will take 60. There ' s one thing for certain, Paul is not the military type — even flunked summer camp. Charles William Besenfelder History, Army Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Baseball, Basket- ball, Cadet Waiter, VMI Cadet, Wesley Foundation, Hop and Floor Committee, Armed Forces Club, International Rela- tions Club, Salute Battery, Fire Fighting, Young Republicans, Richmond Club, Cadet Receptionist. On September 10, 1964, Billy matricu- lated from down Richmond way. As a Rat, he stayed out of trouble militarily, while almost managing to leave via the academic bypass. Billy learned the military easily for he had it for four years in high school. At the end of our Rat Year he decided on aca- demics over rank. Always known as a " fair " cadet waiter, and one who always tries to get out of things, he now leaves behind him four years of borderline toiling. As usual, he doesn ' t have the same girl (nobody has the same one for 4 years), and the Class of ' 68 and the " Benedictine boys " want to wish him and Kathy the best always. Paul Douglas Quillen Miami, Florida Billy Besenfelder William Bracken Todd History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt„ Cpt., Commander Co. F, DAS, Rat and Varsity Swimming, Intra- mural Volleyball, Water Polo, Reserve Officers Association, Monogram Club, Inter- national Relations Club, Vice Commandants Award. " Let ' s nuke Hanoi! " You ground pounders might as well go home, the Air Force is going to win this war! " I ' ll never get married. " " Not even if I were the last man on earth and she the last woman. " . . . Reflections a la Todd. Yet despite these obvious drawbacks Bill is a good man. Well, admittedly Bill had had to work for what he has gotten in the way of grades. But just ask the Rats how good his parties were, and just ask his girls how good a date he was. They ' ll tell you he was always good, several times superb, and one time fantastic. What more could be said of a VMI man? — Reflections a la Todd. Charles William Besenfelder Richmond, Virginia " Screwloose " Quillen William Bracken Todd Wright-Patterson A.F.B., Ohio William John Andrews Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Volleyball, Football, Softball, IEEE. John entered VMI ready and willing (?) to devote four years to the field of procras- tination, and he did an outstanding job. Many accomplishments, most of which can be considered minor, can be attributed to this fox, but the greatest of these was the consumption of 51 popsicles in one dull evening CQ. After this, he really put forth the supreme effort; along with a great deal of help from the HAY MONSTER, he showed up Dr. Foster ' s sleep lab. The kid really came through with the supreme sur- prise upon returning from Xmas ' 67, when he announced a gal named Anne had him by " leads. " Best wishes to William John and his! William John Andrews Chesapeake, Virginia Byron Francis Nettrour, Jr. Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., DMS, Intramural Football, Softball, IEEE, Cadet Battery. On judgment day, there is going to be a big fight between God and the Devil for the soul of Lord Byron because each of them is going to swear he was their agent on earth. Few people will deny that he serves as the epitome of Brother Rat spirit. He is always one to be counted on when every- one else seems to desert. Lord Byron is there to pick up the pieces. The Devil would point out that no one else would sneak a girl into barracks simply for the sport of it! Anybody who has played intra- mural football knows that he is not a nice guy to have on the other side. Although this debate will probably con- tinue until judgment day, nobody will deny that Lord Byron is truly warm, friendly, and controversial. Paul Bruce Grigg English, Artillery L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, RDC, Rat Social Committee, Rat Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, English Society Sec. and Pres., Cadet Battery, First Class Representative to Publications Board, BRSR Club, Invest- ment Varsity. In the closing moments of summer, as the warm zephyrs caressed the majestic counten- ance of the Shenandoah, the sage Kazimoto bombed in from the woodlands of Pennsyl- vania. So tantamount were his leadership abili- ties, that he became a Moses-figure in the mass migrations out of NEB, and a " green- giant " in the Garden Club of ' 89. " Ole Pistol Paul, " the only gray-haired sergeant in the corp, was one of the chief " Institute Varsity Lettermen. " His free-time was filled with a half-time Sunday job at J.M. Hall, an 8-day semester break, clandestine move- ments as the Mad Bomber, and the initia- tion of the " Let ' s blow Graduation exer- cises. " But Paul possesses a profound philo- sophical nature where VMI is concerned as expressed in, " When you ' re at VMI, you ' ve never been anywhere else. When you ' re away you ' ve never been at VMI. " AMEN, BROTHER RAT!!! Byron Nettrour Paul Bruce Grigg Lebanon, Pennsylvania Ronald Steven Stultz Winchester, Virginia Ronald Steven Stultz Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Rat Swimming Team, Intramural Vol- leyball, IEEE, Southern Agnostics, Radio Club, Armed Forces Club, YRC, Scouter ' s Club, Cadet Assistant Psychology Dept. A citizen soldier, he ' s not. Rather Ron could be called the " Renaissance Man " who came to VMI seeking a total education, and now that has stretched into 5 years and a possible 3 majors. A protege of Dean Foster, Ron has spent considerable time on subconscious probings, TV cameras, and psychology projects. With an acute ability to perceive the true motives of people, he has few close friends, but those few he can trust implicitly. Actually the essence of Ron lies in these words: harmless, caustic, loyal, wise, mystic, genius, patient, eternal. Good luck to the 1st stoop ' s part- time philosopher, and may you get your share, Brother Rat. John Robert Philpott, Jr. Economics, Air Force Pvt., Sgt., Rat Basketball Manager, Base- ball Manager, Intramural Football, Basket- ball, Pioneer Investment Club Vice Presi- dent, Deep South Club, PT Officer. From Lexington, N.C., to Lexington, Va., came the Class of ' 68 ' s only " Pottovitch, " Carolina ' s own Marshal Zhukov. Bob learned early that the amount of study was directly proportional to amount of knowledge, and he has remained Num- ber One in the Economics Department since his Rat Year. We ' ll always remember Bob for his hands (wet), — as the " Dean of the Hardwood, " and as one who was never too busy to help a Brother Rat get his grades up. Because of Bob ' s nature, he ' s sure to do as well later as he has in the past — and that ' s too good — he ' s a winner all the way. Ron Stultz " Pottovitch " Philpott ; m J T Jsr -SB " ■ , John Robert Philpott, Jr. Lexington, North Carolina Theodore Edmond Leduc History, Infantry Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Softball, Glee Club, Hop and Floor Committee, VMI Young Republicans, Bomb, Cadet Chapel Choir, Wesley Foun- dation. " LeDuck, " " Anyone want any booze brought into barracks? " " New roommates needed — apply at Club 300. " " You ' ve been drinking — boned for being improperly dressed on stoop. " " As you were, I don ' t guess you have been drinking after all. " These are just a few of the memories by which we will remember Brother Rat Theo. Though he resides at Hampden-Sydney, Va. his heart is in the sunny land of Florida. Good luck to Brother Rat Theo and his fiancee, Dory, for we all know something good is bound to come out of the only one to survive " Club 300 " without a scratch. Theodore Edmond Leduc Hampden-Sydney, Virginia George Harold Edwards History, Infantry Pvt.. L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Intramural Basketball, Bomb Staff, Executive Council BSU, Pres. Civil War Round Table, Armed Forces Club. A Tidewater gentleman enrolled in VMI in September, and after a short stay in the hospital, during cadre, he joined the Corps in November. George ' s military mind proved capable of securing rank and the leadership of the Civil War Roundtable, but this was useless in keeping hold of Donna, Virginia, Bunny, Sylvia, Marsha, Anita, etc. As often as he was shot down, it was well he joined the Infantry and not the Air Force. As the years passed, George rose to Lieutenant and stood high in academics. Some underclassman realized his true per- sonality when he wrote " God is not dead. He is a Lieutenant in Band Company. " " Green Beret " Edwards George Harold Edwards Colonial Heights, Virginia Robert Parker Trenck Mathematics, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Social Committee, Wres- tling, Intramural Volleyball, Cross Country, Softball, Timmins Music Society, Armed Forces Club, VMI Scouter ' s Club, Young Republican Club. Rob ' s first encounter with the Institute was uneventful, until Easter when a certain young lady made her first appearance at these hallowed halls. From then on Rob ' s hop ticket received quite a workout as did the buses between Lexington and Lynchburg. Following his Ring Figure, Rob learned that his first cousin was not related to him at all; and received 10-1-20 for thinking he was related. The following November was Ring Figure renewed, but this time the ring was for Missy and held a diamond. " Someday, " huh, Rob? Robert Parker Trenck Port Chester, New York M,. ■Wft ' i | .ffy ..- HP ■ I -tWWfik David Leonard Avery History, Armor Pvt., Lt., Rifle Team, Intramural Soccer, Tanker Platoon, AFC, IRC, YRC. When Ace signed " The Book, " he really thought he had VMI knocked. A few min- utes later he found that he had a lot to learn. He has done exactly that. Besides wearing stars and being one of the few ordinary rankers, he was a member of that illustrious Tanker Platoon. Dave found out this year that the road from White ' s Farm is a " long road back. " Regardless of the many obstacles he has had to surmount, Dave has come through the four years of trial and tribulation to make him one of our most congenial Broth- er Rats. Best of luck to you, Dave, and don ' t let anything get you down. " Ace " Avery David Leonard Avery Richmond, Virginia " Spic " Switzer Harold William Switzer Chemistry, Artillery Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, Cross Country, ACS, Nub Club, Organic Popcorn Com., Eastern Shore Club, Presi- dent. In his four years at VMI, the " Ol 1 Spic " has hailed from Puerto Rico, Cambridge, Maryland, and Orlando, Florida. Academically, Spic started out with a bang and ended up with a slow fizz, but he has one of the best VMI " attitudes " anyone has ever seen. He proved this by outsleeping almost everyone at school and summer camp, resulting in a close race to last at Indiantown Trap. Even though his attitude about VMI and the Army is somewhat bad, we all know that Hal will succeed in life with his sincere personality, dragging his test tubes, wife, and other things behind him. William Walter Millan History, Infantry Pvt., Forensics, Debate, Fencing, DMS, DAS, Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, Who ' s Who in American Colleges. Four years ago an unlikely warrior en- tered VMI with visions more appropriate to an age of horse cavalry and sabres, than to one of nuclear bombs. The military visions left in little pieces; the other ideals starved on a diet of Sartre, Camus, Conrad and Dostoyevsky. Nonetheless . . . (what the Hell), Bill is going RA in lune. We wish him luck. His charm and occasionally biting sense of humor will not be soon forgotten. Harold William Switzer Winter Park, Florida William Walter Millan Falls Church, Virginia Mike Seargeant Billy Michael Seargeant Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Intramural Soccer, Volleyball, ASCE, Catholic Choir, Cadet Battery, Glee Club. B.M. has proven to be one of the most important parts of our cadetship. He is the true basis of the VMI ideal — a Brother Rat. His kind words and jovial outlook in the face of his own academic difficulties gives to the rest of us, who also have academic or other problems, the will to go on to solve our problems and to face our tomor- rows with renewed hopes. We all wish you well, for we know that it is people like you that make this world more pleasant and rewarding for all of us. Billy Michael Seargeant San Antonio, Texas Maurice Mero Gompf Portsmouth, Virginia Maurice Mero Gompf History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Lt., Bn. S-4, Rat Cross Coun- try, Judo, Intramural Basketball, Ring Figure Magazine, Wesley Foundation, Jim Beam Team Member, Ring Figure Commit- tee, 1968 Emblem Committee, Ranger Hand to Hand Combat Inst., Institute " All Amer- ica, " BRSR Club. Yea, verily, the swamprat left his " hoose " and came to the bluff, sideburns dragging. He joined " 89 " Garden Club, the midnight commandos, and the " C.E. good-bye move- ment. " In ' 66, Mike joined the Jim Beam Relay Team for the VMI Olympics, and became an Institute All-American. This uncoveted title exiled him to the Bell Telephone Summer Olympics. Undaunted, he did some summer reading, and had the administrative glamor of the All-American title withdrawn after a mere two months. This disappointed the Institute! With military and academic talents real- ized, Mike refused to be stepped on despite the size of the foot. He profoundly noted that even nature understands VMI — " Ever see the wind blow out Jackson Arch? " . Bill Martin William P. Martin History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Gymnastics, Intramural Foot- ball, Softball, Handball, Wesley Founda- tion, Pioneer Investment Club, Regimental Color Guard, Ghetto, Brookside. Breeze came from the land of Salt Water and skiing — bent on a good time at the Institute. Things were not as he expected, however, and the list of discarded articles soon included a sliderule, Lance Corporal stripes, and a hitch hiking sign marked F ' burg. The last couple of years have been " Good to Him, " and a rise in good times (Brookside) have been matched by a rise in academic achievement. Certainly, the years have proven him a person of distinc- tion, a darty man extraordinaire, and the truest of friends. " Jim Beam " Gompf William P. Martin Hampton, Virginia Leigh Silman Edmunds English, Artillery Pvt., Rat Baseball, Judo, Track, Intramural Basketball, Football, Bomb Staff, Sounding Brass Circ. Mgr., Literary Editor, Newman Club Historian, Treas., V.P., Glee Club, Cadet Battery. Leighsie is an individual who devoutly practices the philosophy of Clyde Barrow (of " Bonnie and Clyde " fame) — " ain ' t life a grin? " " Mandrake " was only thirteen when he learned how to nasty. He must be a Magician because he ' s sure got the magic touch. If no ventures are in the offing, Leigh hosts his own, such as Christmas magical mystery tours at his home. He can be incredibly witty and perceptive, and a good student when he puts his unconven- tional mind to it. Leigh is one individual who has attained Nirvana in this life — it ' s called a Dodge Cadillac Charger. Leigh Silman Edmunds Oxon Hill, Maryland James Christian Burns Biology, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., 2nd Bn. S-3, Distin- guished Academic Student, DMS, Prosecutor of the VMI Honor Court, Judo, Intramural Football and Volleyball, VAS, Cadet Staff, Publications Board, Hop and Floor Com. An affinity for the good life, and its bottomless pit of approaches (which may soon show bottom), feebly at best, de- scribes this soul. What kind of person is it that can neither speak nor spell the English language, stay up from taps until breakfast, sleep at least forty-five out of the fifty minutes of class, and come so disgust- ingly close to being academically distin- guished? He has an unusual strength in his stan- dards, and assumes an impregnable attitude whenever he is crossed. For someone with such a high trifle coefficient in the eyes of so many, it is hard for one to under- stand, and harder to accept, this in him. Those that have had the depth and have made this effort have been rewarded with a constant friend. James Christian Burns Dahlgren, Virginia Terry Ralph Emerson Mathematics, Air Force Pvt., Pres. Bridge Club, IRC, Recreation Chairman Student Union, Newman Club. From the land of the Eternal Summer came the blonde god-grease to the fun capital of the world, Lexington. As he en- tered the Institute, he was heard to say, " This may not be a party school now, but I will make it into one. " T ' s claim to fame has been his goal of making VMI the sin capital of the East. His first attempt was a year long love affair by air with a beach bunny, and then to another beach bunny from the same locale, and then a Chicago gun-moll who hailed from Tokyo. His last year he got a lot of " class, " and was astonished by a " Happy New Year Darling " just prior to eviction. As T surfs into the sunset splashing his hands in his 212VS time to " Let ' s Spend the Night To- gether, " we wish him a world of luck. Just be careful on your loose static lines. " T. " Emerson Terry Ralph Emerson Waikiki, Hawaii David Holbrook Law Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, ASCE, Chapel Choir, West- minster Fellowship, Floor Com., Glee Club, Northern Va. Club, Pres., Bridge Club, FIP. Ye old Wheeler-dealer Foxy Dave Law who was the leader of the cult of the Shiny Horse Shoe had many claims to fame. Lucky in cards, lucky in love, lucky in pool, and one of the greatest Brother Rats. Few will ever know the supreme sacrifice this young man made in order to insure the cadetships of many who would otherwise have left. To us who know him and what he did for us we, are thankful and hope the Horse Shoe keeps shining. David Holbrook Law Fairfax, Virginia " Stripo " Schneider David Alan Schneider History, USMC Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Capt., Regt. S-4, Who ' s Who In American Colleges, Rat Social Committee, Judo, Intramural Volleyball, Bomb Staff, Ring Figure Magazine, VMI Date Book Staff, Cadet News Editor, Reli- gious Council, Townes Award, VASG, State Committee Member, Political Science Soci- ety-Sec, Pres., IRC, Armed Forces Club, Bloodmobile. In his four years at VMI, " Stripo " has managed to involve himself in every con- ceivable aspect of cadet life. " Stripo " is, and always has been, a confirmed ranker, but rank never stood in the way of " Brother Rat, " and he is the perfect example of how rank and class stripes need not produce conflict. " Stripo ' s greatest asset is his enthu- siasm; and anyone who has seen him or worked with him in the days preceeding Bloodmobile visits, as well as Rifle Turn- Ins, knows that well. But somehow, the outside world has still remained very much alive to Dave. George Warner Squires History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Judo, Intramural Volleyball, Cross Country, English Society, Publications Board, Cadet News Editor and Editor, Ring Figure Mag., Editor, U.S. Army Award, VASG Editor ' s Committee, AFC, Otis Redding Fan Club, ESSP, Honor Court. Who ' s Who in American Colleges. At the beginning of our Soul Brother ' s second class year, he looked into the River of Life and found a divine light (the L.L.) in the Big " O, " for whom he spread the gospel as Tech ' s Regimental Soul Brother until one bad-to-me night. Only a Christ- mas stroll down Penny Lane enabled him to bear the Main Man ' s tragic demise. It should be difficult to surpass this year ' s issues of the Cadet, which reflected his poignant leadership. Inspiration was his motivation. Respect is the pass word as we note with regret the passing of the Big " G.- David Alan Schneider Richmond, Virginia Fred Rencsok George Warner Squires Richmond, Virginia Percy " Squires Charles F. W. Rencsok Physics, Infantry Pvt., Cadet Assistant Circulation Manager, Debate Club President, Rangers Weapons Instructor, AIP. Four years ago Fred came in Jackson Arch an undernourished Rat. Since then the delightful food of Club Crozet has filled out his body, and Mallory Hall filled up his head. Despite the rules, which hedge about the Rat, he managed to keep a perfect record, and was never sent to the RDC. (And this during the days when there was really a Rat Line in Barracks!) A horseback riding buff in his free time, Fred often returned from furlough standing. Charles F. W. Rencsok Hampton, Virginia John Gregory Wall Biology, Armor Pvt., Sup. Sgt., Indoor-Outdoor Track, Cross Country, Intramural Football. Coming to VMI from Charlottesville, Greg was astonished to learn that the Institute was not the U. Va. of Lexington. However, he adapted well and even became an NCO this year to " help run the Corps. " For two years he roomed with the " old man, " the " loser, " and the " animal, " and developed the T.T. to protect himself. Greg has also earned a fine reputation as a lover, notorious tennis player, and track star (chasing paddy wagons around Wash- ington?) Over these four years Greg has demon- strated qualities that have earned him many friends, and we all wish him the best in the future. Ewell Somers Beirne Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, IEEE, Scuba Club, AFC, Scouter ' s Club, Radio Club, Cadet Receptionist. " Smokey " came to us from that great big town (city?) of Covington, Virginia, and was enrolled in Electrical Engineering and the Air Force ROTC program. While he was on the winning intramurals volleyball team for Foxtrot Company his second class year, he was also an active member of the Scuba Club and the Armed Forces Club. " Smokey, " true to the bear form, could usually be found hibernating in his room next to the PX. We look for " Smokey " to go far and hope we can see him through the smoke screen put forth by the pipes he always smokes. " Twiger " Wall The First Class Billy Gills Harold Rutherford Hostetler, Jr. Biology, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat and Varsity Wrestling, Intramural Softball, Boxing, Football, BSU Officer, Religious Council Sec. and VP, Glee Club, Librarian. Harold came to VMI after attending Moody Bible College in Chicago, 111. With his previous college experience, he made Dean ' s List grades for the first semester, and became one of those lucky Rats with a Dean ' s List furlough. Then, in our Third Class year he became an " Echo Company " Lance Corporal, and also devoted a little time to the wrestling team. In our Second Class year, he was the only First Classman in our class. Harold, along with about a dozen other cadets, could always be found on Friday night in the Cadet Chapel conducting a Bible Study. His religious interests included two years as an officer on the Religious Council. Harold Hostetler Harold Rutherford Hostetler, Jr. Portsmouth, Virginia James Dickson Polity. IV Springfield, Virginia John Gregory Wall Charlottesville, Virginia Ewell Somers Bierne Covington, Virginia James Dickson Polley, IV History, Infantry Pvt, 1st Sgt., Soccer, Political Science Society, Armed Forces Club, Cadet, Bomb, Cadet Manager-Lejeune Hall, Fire Fighters, Magnificent Seven. Even from the start it was obvious that JD ' s cadetship would not be the run of the mill type. As " Polley, J.D., Sir! " echoed from the 4th stoop, it seemed that " screwed up " would be more descriptive. A bad start academically and militarily was replaced in time by respectable grades and the two chevrons and a diamond for Charlie Co. Spare time involved soccer, rack. Lejeune, and various combinations of the Pine Room, Zollman ' s, and the other pleasures of the flesh to be found in Lexington. The future holds an RA, or is it Law School, or rather ?? Whatever it is, good luck, you may need William James Gills Farmville, Virginia Thomas Kent Nonnent Williamsburg, Virginia William James Gills Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Golf, Intramural Basketball, ASCE, Wesley Foundation, Monogram Club, Num- ber 1 Club, Number 2 Club, Rat-Daddy. Every Society has its New Left; " Sweet William " is ours. He has constantly been a crusader for longer hair, more dances (to which you don ' t wear your uniform), more lenient rules for transferring demerits, and the good days of the " Old Corps. " He is well known by W L frats, girl schools, and the RDC. " Sweet William " is best remembered for the night he was lowered out of a 2nd stoop window to avoid being caught by the " stick check. " Jim Polley Thomas Kent Norment History, Armor Sgt., 1st Sgt., DMS, Rat Social Committee, Rat Baseball, Varsity Wrestling, Intramural Football, Basketball, Baseball, Handball, Managing Editor of the 1968 Bomb, Wesley Foundation, AFC, YRC, IRC, Corps Union Com., Pres. Corps Union Council, Conces- sions Council, Ring Figure Magazine, " Lunch Bunch, " VASG. " As he descended the Hill, a sadness came upon him. He thought, Not without a wound in spirit shall I leave this city. Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of glad- ness. And, who can depart from this pain and aloneness without regret? Allow the wails of agony and loneliness to subside in favor of the friendships herein estab- lished. It was but yesterday we met in a ,dream. Now our sleep has fled. Our dream is over. This is the sunset and the dawn — the todays, and the tomorrows . . . tomor- row ... I cannot tarry. " Joseph Addison Hagan, III Civil Engineering, USMC Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., President-Class of 1968, President-Executive Committee, Presi- dent-General Committee, Rat Wrestling, Gymnastics, ASCE, Cadet Staff, Newman Club, Catholic Choir, Glee Club Property Manager, Armed Forces Club. Huntsman, yachtsman, rallyman — master of the guitar, harmonica — politician, general, ditchdigger, and " mother " — any of these could describe Ad, our only Romantic Civil Engineer planning to attend medical school. Most have viewed Ad as a stern and ef- ficient c adet, and a sincere and able class president. All have respected him, yet few have known him. To a few, he has revealed a loyal and concrete friendship such as can exist only between men who recognize the commonplace, yet strive to rise above it. All that we ask is that he be granted happiness through a sailboat, a guitar, and a silent, beautiful woman. Jim Fleming Joseph Addison Hagan, III Norfolk, Virginia James Robert Fleming History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Rat Swimming, Rat and Varsity Track, Intramural Volleyball, Bas- ketball, Handball, Tanker Platoon, Newman Club, Tidewater Club. Jim ' s interest while he has been at VMI have been channeled primarily in the direc- tion of Radford. Through his cadetship he has shown a gradually deteriorating in- terest in the VMI rank structure. A distinguished member of the " Dynamic Duo " during his third class year, his in- ability to immobilize his right arm proved to be an all but invaluable asset for avoiding aspects of cadet life such as FTX, to say nothing of written exams. He has managed to eke his way through four years as a History Major, but has never quite been able to work himself with the intensity of a mad dog, Behemouth! His journeys to Radford will be rewarded soon after graduation, when he and Beverly will be married. James Robert Fleming Richmond, Virginia John Payne Thrift, Jr. History, Infantry Pvt., Track, Tennis, Intramural Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Minister. Perhaps easygoing is the most apt word to describe Johnny, and his readiness to help out a Brother Rat, or anyone else, is an attribute which has made him one of the best known and best liked men in his class. The military has ne ver agreed with Johnny, and he has remained a private — a position which he has always held high in esteem. It would be too much to hope that John will escape all problems after June, but between his good nature and his knack for getting along with people, success cannot evade his grasp for very long! Johnny Thrift John Payne Thrift, Jr. Waynesboro, Virginia 112 Kenneth Wade Pennington History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl.. Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball, Intramural Basketball, Football, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Glee Club, Interna- tional Relations Club, Ring Figure Commit- tee. VMI has traditionally offered three categories in its " well rounded " program — the military, academic, and athletic aspects of life. Somewhere in the translation Ken misinterpreted, and reversed this hallowed order. His primary concern led him to the varsity baseball diamond. Academically he kept himself proficient, and graduated in the top half of his class. However, militarily, he completely lost interest as many others of the Ghetto family so often do. He will be remembered for his many hurried trips between Lexington and North- ern Virginia visiting a certain " have more fun " blonde who eventually led him down the proverbial aisle of life. The First Class Ken Pennington Kenneth Wade Pennington Fairfax, Virginia Robert Nicholas Berezoski Biology, AFROTC Pvt., L.Cpl., DAFS, Rat Football, Wrestling, Track, Varsity Football, Indoor Track, Out- door Track, Intramural Weightlifting, Wesley House, VMI Scuba Club. Pioneer Invest- ment Club, Armed Forces Club, Vice- Commandant ' s Award Air Force Summer Camp. When Bob entered VMI, he, like all of us, had desire to excel; ... in sports, the academics, and the military. Bob played football for the " Big Red " his first two years, but decided to give it up and tackle the books in preparation for what he had decided would be a career in medicine. Even though he was among the private ranks his first class year, Bob has truly excelled at the Institute academically . . . top ranking in the Biology curriculum and number one D.A.S. Cadet in the Air Science Department. All of us wish the best of luck to " Big Bob. " With his desire he will definitely accomplish whatever goals he pursues. Bob Berezoski Robert Nicholas Berezoski Annandale, Virginia Roy Franklin Domsife Chemistry, Armor Pvt., DMS, ludo. Intramural Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross-Country Run, American Chemical Society, Armed Forces Club, Tankers Platoon, Nub Club, Organic Popcorn Committee, Firefighting. September 10, 1964 . . . enter the Efisn- rod disease. " Ole Dorn " hit the Institute early on that fateful day, and his Brother Rats immediately took a liking to him. Because of the great repoire between the Chemistry Department and Roy, his faithful B.R. ' s instituted the " Roy 10-2-10 Award. " As a result of his outgoing personality, his B.R. ' s were always trying to repay " Ole Dorn " by fixing him up for the Hops with some of the most unique dates available. There was one, however, who may prove untrue the motto that Roy lives by: Nobody " gets the best of " the Ole Dorn Roy Dornsife Roy Franklin Dornsife Ringtown, Pennsylvania , Craig William Smith Annandale, Virginia Stephen F.rwin Miller Durham, N.C. Robert Ingels MacPherson Richmond, Virginia Craig William Smith Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., L.CpI., Rat Social Committee, Rat and Varsity Track, ASCE, Monogram Club, CCFB. Whether they know him as " Cricket " or " Spook " or just plain Craig, there is one thing about Craig that all his Brother Rats will agree on, and that is that he ' s one of the nicest guys to get along with. Craig didn ' t hit VMI with any wild fan- fare, and he won ' t leave that way either. It ' s the in-between that people will remem- ber him for — a steady, stable disposition, a good-natured personality, and reliability. In the future, one can see for Craig a high-powered sports car or sitting beside an even more high-powered tank lurching to- ward the ladder of success. Stephen Envin Miller History, Artillery Pvt., Fencing Co-Capt., Intramural Fencing, English Soc, Cadet, Ring Fig. Mag., Lay- out Ed-68 Bomb, Sounding Brass Editor Wesley Foundation, Cadet Battery, Ring Figure Committee, Publications Board, Vestal Virgins. For Steve, these four years have given him an intellectual depth which seems in- congruous with his happy-go-lucky exterior. As a result of his exposure to the greatest literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly that of Existentialists, the grubby peanut-buttered Rat has evolved into one of the most lucid, individuals on campus. With his high esteem for personal honor, and the " Old Corps " ideas of " Broth- er Rat, " Steve is universally recognized as a " Good Guy. " Although some do not agree with his dovish ideas, we must at least respect his right to express his views. Robert Ingels MacPherson History, USMC Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Captain, Reg. S-3, Swim- ming, Intramural Gymnastics, Judo, Boxing, Political Science Society, Rangers, Young Republican Club, Cadre, General Commit- tee. It is not the honor it should be to asso- ciate someone with the quality of sincerity. The word is used, misused, overused, and used when there is nothing to say on the backs of record album covers or in reviews. It would have been a good word, but there are others. Somehow Bob has not " crusted over " with savoir-faire, nor has he a reper- toire — a menagerie — of performances for occasions, " a, " " b " and " c " as is required by the label " maturity " . . . but he does not need these things. In himself he is self- sufficient — self-sustained, and his own initia- tor in his depth. One is not struck by in- visible litmus paper, anemometers of feel- ers of feelings. Depth does not hide him, or his persistence, or his honesty. " Gross " Miller " Mac " MacPherson Henry Frasier Crotwell Liberty, South Carolina Henry Frasier Crorwell Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl.. Baseball, Intramural Football, Basketball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Monogram Club, Treasurer Hop Committee. Our hero was dazzled by the big city lights of Lexington after leaving Liberty, South Carolina. Henry was able to clear his head in time to engage in the Institute ' s unrelenting schedule of social activities, when his sports endeavors would allow time. By the time his first class year arrived. Dr. Kildare Crotwell was stunning girls from Washington to Greenville with an amazing effect. Henry is cheerful, sensitive, and above all a good friend. He has held positions of honor and trust, not rank, and will be a fine doctor as a result of his drive and integrity. Frank Charles Whitaker, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Frank Charles Whitaker, Jr. Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Wrestling, Intramural Football, Volley- ball, Weightlifting, IEEE. Bomb Staff, Cadet Staff, MYF, Armed Forces Club, IRC. During his tour of duty at the Institute, not only has " Flash ' s " sincerity and good looks (??) shown through, but also his knack for being a true friend. After all — who showed up three hours late for a blind date simply to give a friend the joy of entertaining a " beautiful " woman — who gained thirty pounds so his friends wouldn ' t feel inferior to his magnificent body? — why Frank, of course! Yes, Frank ' s a character, a character with a heart so big (bigger than his cheeks) that his friends couldn ' t imagine him any dif- ferent. Charles Wayne Burton Colonial Heights, Virginia Charles Wayne Burton Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Rat Gymnastics, Cross Country, Intra- mural Volleyball, Softball, ASCE, Wesley Foundation. VMI Scouter ' s Club. Wayne first heard about VMI when he saw Mardi Gras. " Wow! Uniforms and pa- rades! " The first thing he learned on that unforgettable day was not to get his shoes spit-shined at a shoe-shine parlor before coming. None other than George Buzzard was his first roommate, and they ' re still battling it out. To room with them was a challenge for Mike Seargeant and Yeouze, " The Greek. " It became common place to see him as " the Boy Scout Leader " on Saturday after- noon with a pack on his back and his Troop in the arch. Now he has put aside his pack and picked up an airplane (which the Air Force doesn ' t know). Wayne ' s future plans are to be an Air Force Cowboy with an airborne scout troop, stay single(?), and live it up. Hank Crotwell Frank Whitaker Wayne Burton 115 Andrew Frederick Bradley Williamsburg, Virginia Joseph Paul Petitta Economics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Band Company Commander, Judo, Basketball, Volleyball, Newman Club. Joe arrived at the Institute with great expectations of a fun-filled college career, and spent the next four years trying to real- ize his goal. One of the famed members of the " Alfonso Club, " he sought to prove the theory of " How to succeed in the military without really trying. " Though his spirits were dampened somewhat by Coach Ar- nold ' s PE 101 course, Joe ' s stay at VMI netted him the rank of Cadet Captain, and one of the top spots in the Economics Cur- riculum. Without a doubt, one of the shrewdest guys to ever enter VMI, Pugleezy proved to his BR ' s that he could be a suc- cess in anything, and it is with this in mind that the Class of ' 68 wishes him the best of luck. Andrew Frederick Bradley English, Air Force Pvt., Intramural Basketball, Soccer, New- man Club, Glee Club. Catholic Choir, Fire Fighting. On a hot day, Andrew first ambled into Jackson Arch, and a way of life in which he was destined to languish for 4 long years plus summer schools. Andy has al- ways been followed by the call, " Brother Rat! " (he has cigarettes), and has been fancied a philosopher, a wedge, a bucker, a grub, a student, and an LA. Over the Corps trip, the Schnoz got halfway to Rich- mond before it was discovered that he didn ' t have any ducks. This incident summarizes the last 4 years, but the future will be brighter for Andy (it can ' t be much worse). The First Class Andy Bradley " Lightning " Petitta Joseph Paul Petitta New Kinsington, Pennsylvania Harvey Chalmers Flinn, Jr. Physics, Air Force Pvt., 1st Sgt., Rat Track, Gymnastics, Bomb Typist, BRSRC, AIP, COBRA, Pres. Radio Club. This is the story of Harvey, the " Big City Boy " — able to fall from the highest set of bars in the gym and endure weeks without sleep. When he entered in ' 64, Alberta ' s population was reduced to 499 Vi. Between a blind date for Finals his Rat year and traveling 650 miles for a blind date on Christmas his First Class year, he still does not know if blondes have more fun. When Mad Bombers Inc. was formed, Harvey found new uses for match heads, gun pow- der, and cherry bomb fuses. The end is near, and with it an approach to a new beginning. Harvey Flinn 4 Harvey Chalmers Flinn, Jr. Alberta, Virginia Cary Cook Randolph Cary Cook, Jr. History, Air Force Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Volleyball, Timmons Society, English Society, Bomb Staff, Wesley Foundation Vice-President, Glee Club, Class Ring Committee, Religious Council, P.X. Staff, Richmond Club, Dwor- sak Fan Club. P.W. Club. It took him an extra year, but at last Cary had achieved his first goal of enter- ing VMI. Now all he had to do was gradu- ate, a task which has seemed at times to be virtually unattainable. However, persever- ance, dedication and two summer schools have seen him through, and he will soon know the satisfaction of a job, if not per- fectly done, at least done! It hasn ' t always been easy, yet the disil- lusionment which most of us experience has at last come late to this Red Robed Runner. Now if he can just convince a girl, he ' ll be not only a great Brother Rat, but the perfect 2+2. And when he gets in the Air Force, he ' ll attain one last goal besides finding the greatest friend his last year. Randolph Cary Cook, Jr. Richmond, Virginia 4 .♦ Stevie Vaughan Stephen James Vaughan Civil Engineering, USMC Pvt., L.Cpl., Football. Wrestling, Co-Cpt., Baseball, Monogram Club, Conduct Proba- tion, Last Ranking MS Cadet, Cake Race, IGBA, Dirty Thirty. Stevie is probably the " littlest " legend around the Institute (standing close to 5 ft.). What Steve lacks in height, he has made up for in " brawn. " As co-captain of the wres- tling team, Steve has put on some mighty good matches. Being a great dabbler in gross arts, he has participated in rank, academics, and time in trying to forget this place. Steve ' s capacity to get into trouble is tre- mendous, and presently he is on a first name basis with the Superintendent. In all sincerity Stevie is a hard worker, a bright boy. and with Gerry ' s help we are sure that they will build an empire together. Stephen James Vaughan Richmond, Virginia Thomas Authur Ricketts History, Armor Pvt., First Sgt., Rat Track, Intramural, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Alpha Company Bone Sheets, Political Science Society, Club 363. Tom was graduated from Annandale High School in lune 1964. This school was to provide Tom not only with a diploma, and plans to attend a small, cheap college in central Virginia, but also plans with the future Mrs. Tom Ricketts. Yep, Tom is one of the few cadets that can boast of having succeeded in keeping his girl snowed through four years of life at the " healthful and pleasant abode. " Academically Tom can stay with the best of them; the very fact that he has never had to attend summer school attests to that. Tom has had his share of VMI misadventures as has everyone in the Class of ' 68. When escape from isolation occurs, Tom will head for the army and new " activities " with Charlotte. His Friends and Classmates can only wish him and Charlotte the very best. Thomas Arthur Ricketts Annandale, Virginia Tom Ricketts Richard Leonard Burton Arlington, Virginia Richard Leonard Burton Economics, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Gymnastics, Cadet Staff, Economics Club, 1968 Auto Committee. In the fall of ' 64 there came to the con- fining walls of the VMI a fellow called Richard. He hailed from D.C., and origin- ally from California. As a Rat back in the " Old Corps, " he became expert in the work- ings of the " A " team of 490 and reigned terror, through most of new barracks. Sergeant he was and Sergeant he stayed, until fate dealt a foul blow, and he fell at the hands of a Greek commander; but not until after Ring Figure and some California Dreamin ' . Then came the First Class year, but alas came the downfall of " Ye Old Hunter " as Rich met his match. Such a small package (5 ' 2 " ) should have such a large influence!! Sandy blonde hair marked the end of rest- less days and wild nights. How will it end? Will it be a fast car, or a very special ring? I ' d say the ring ' cause " Richard the Lion Hearted " isn ' t the lion he use to be (Me-o-ow). Gainer Browu Jones, Jr. History, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt, Rat Wrestling, Fenc- ing, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Weight- lifting, Glee Club, Hop and Floor Commit- tee, Texas Club. From out of the dust of Texas arose Gaddoux. He came to the Class of ' 68 in- nocently enough, but was to make his mark upon the history of the Class. He immedi- ately began his everlasting impression of his famous acts of an animalistic nature. In his eternal war against the Institute, he was to win out momentarily during our third class year, and yet tatter and fall the following year as Club 255 crumbled. He was destined, however, to conquer the Institute and receive his Sheep-Skin. We are proud to call him a true friend, and wish him all the luck in the world. Howard Sheriffs Donald, Jr. Richmond, Virginia Howard Sheriffs Donald, Jr. Economics, Artillery Pvt., Varsity Wrestling, Intramural Football, Wrestling, Volleyball, Westminster Fellow- ship, " Ghetto, " Room Orderly. Being from the City of Richmond, Oden had heard of all the glories of VMI, but came to Lexington to gain the valuable military training that he missed at Thomas lefferson High School. However, he soon realized that the Mickey Mouse Club was not for him. Even as late as his First Class Year, Howard thought that FM 22-5 was a radio station. Perhaps the two most predict- able occurrences in Oden ' s routine at VMI were his Saturday night trips to lohnnie ' s for a few PBR ' s, and his post-Hop excur- sions to the press box at Alumni Field. With Howie ' s blue jaw, green brass, and gray shoes, he was one of the more colorful cadets in Barracks. Gainer Brown Jones, Jr. Houston, Texas The First Class Howie Donald Jim Haney " Doc " Hyatt Philip Gregory Pauls History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Rat and Varsity Basket- ball, Intramural Football, Volleyball, New- man Club, Monogram Club, YRC, IRC, Bridge Club. " Weenie " as he is known by his close Brother Rats will always be remembered for his opinions on anything and every- thing. While attending psychology classes during the year, the question arose as to who really had the hairiest eyebrows - - - Cadet Dean Foster or Dr. Pauls. His second class year he was a member of the " fearsome foursome evening CQ bridge club " which met regularly at any time. His baseball prowess was known by a few who dubbed him " The Mighty Mite of the diamond. " Phil ' s serious wishes are a law degree, a good time and a big, happy family in that order. Good luck to the " hairiest little gnome. " James Howard Haney Physics, USMC Pvt., Regt. Op. Sgt., Rat Wrestling, Track, Varsity Track, Intramural Volleyball, Foot- ball, AIP Pres.. Sigma Pi Sigma, Religious Council, Cadet Union Bowling Program, Chairman. On that infamous day in Sept. 1964, " Giant Rat " invaded the Institute with visions of setting the Physics Department on fire. His climb up the hill of science was hindered by the strategic positioning of his " hay monster " right behind his desk. Finding he needed additional activities to avoid studying, he devoted his energy to the formation of VMI ' s Bowling Leagues and the Intercollegiate Bowling Team, from which the school has greatly benefitted. His love life has flourished thanks to his phenomenal luck with blind dates. We ' re sure his luck will continue, too. James Howard Haney Falls Church, Virginia Philip Gregory Pauls Vienna, Virginia Robert Grant Hyatt History, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Cross Country, Track, Intra- mural Basketball, Deep South Club, Pioneer Investment Club, Young Republicans Club, Ghetto. Well, in September of 1964 Doc came to VMI following the tradition set by his brother and father, the infamous " Shack. " This boy from Kingsport, Tennessee, and proud of it, was always willing to play basketball and still seemed able to find time for girls. Ghetto, and " Old Crow. " Although a History Major, he hardly cared for " MAD DOG ' S " " academic regulations " and once considered medicine when a lass from Hol- lins presented him with the " Doctors Kit. " The future looks bright for Doc, and we are certain that someday, he will have a Cadillac with windows that go up and down auto- matically. 119 Robert Grant Hyatt Kingsport, Tennessee John Gould Raich Richmond, Virginia David Rone Clark, Jr. West Chester, Pennsylvania Charles Malcolm Avery, Jr. Little Rock, Arkansas John Gould Raich Biology, Air Force Pvt., Judo, Rifle Team, Intramural Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Monogram Club, Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, Virginia State Rifle Team. John went further than his dyke (Hairbody ' 65) by winning the Rabbi of the Year award. Since the first day when he waddled through the arch, John has been happily pursuing his hobby of making money. In fact it might be said that he really majored in money and minored in Biology. He could sell your mother your father ' s underwear. Just about every semester, he has met a girl who is better than those before, but he still insists he won ' t marry until he is in his 60 ' s, that is, if he ever decides to take the big step. An accomplished rifleman and generally capable of getting off a good shot now and then, we can expect to see his shooting for the top in some field of business in the not too distant future. A good representative of our Class, we all wish him the best of everything in the future. David Rone Clark, Jr. Civil Engineer, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., D Company Commander, Fencing, Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, Glee Club, Treasurer Ring Committee. The fact that the Institute did not like sports cars and long blond hair was a source of dismay to Dave, but he soon channeled his efforts toward academics and becoming an inconspicuous Rat. The dedication to rank was strong, but soon was dampened by a desire to get home after mid-semesters, traveling in an un- authorized manner and in unauthorized attire. His second class year he managed to hold his rank, enough to convince the right people that he was the man to lead Delta Company his last year at VMI. Some of his favorite memories, will be from his slightly off-key, but resounding bass in the Glee Club, and his participation as a Cadet Zoomie in the FIP program. Charles Malcolm Avery, Jr. English, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Rifle Team, Capt., Varsity Rifle Team, Intramural, Volleyball, Cross Country, Religious Council, FIP. Chuck Avery will evoke a sigh of relief from the Lexington fuzz when his screaming Yamaha in finally gone. True to his love for speed, Chuck will depart the Institute in a stormin ' GTX. His cadet life revolves around cycles, cars, girls, rank, FIP, and an occasional smattering of academics. Born in Chicago with the gift of spon- taneous writing (B.S.), Chuck made the English scene for four years. A future Air Force pilot, Chuck has benefitted greatly from VMI. Moments to remember: attending a cheer rally in a hay roll; narrating Ring Figure, and Summer Session (both years). Johnny Raich Chuck Avery The First Class Lawrence Mitchell Ryan White Plains, New York Thomas Marshall Boyd Gloucester, Virginia Dana Carter Duthie McLean, Virginia Lawrence Mitchell Ryan Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., 1st Sgt, DMS, Indoor- Outdoor Track, Intramural Cross Country, Football, ASCE. Newman Club-President, Religious Council, Rangers, Armed Forces Club, Fire Fighters, Glee Club. As a Rat, Larry was known for quite a few things: his night raids, his postal ex- periences, and his candidacy as the First Brother Rat to go bald. He looked around for some other field in which he could show his amazing prowess for doing the un- expected. That ' s right — Rangers, for which he had to show a good rapelling technique and a slightly deformed knee. Well, many CE trips later (none of which Larry missed), we find ourselves in what appears to be an eventful year at VMI for " Ranger Lar " — but then it ' s not over with yet! Thomas Marshall Boyd History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DAF, Rat Track, Cross Country, Varsity Golf, Intramural Basketball, Political Science Society, IRC, Cadet Staff, Bomb staff. Ring Figure Maga- zine, Business Mgr. Sounding Brass, Cadet Union, Bermuda Club, VASG, Hop and Floor Committee, Publications Board, Dean ' s list. Four years ago there emerged out of the marshes of Gloucester, Virginia a determined and principled young man. Tom left his fellow swamp rodents, the neighbor- ing Guineamen, and the bogs of Tidewater to joint a society of " stoop Rats " among the scenic hills of Lexington. It didn ' t take Tom long to instinctively adjust to the mili- tant atmosphere at the Institute. Today, he is one of the few survivors of an almost extinct breed. Tom has seldom been in- fected with the " apathy disease. " He has consistently demonstrated his sincere pride for what the Institute stands in theory. This is enviable as will be Tom ' s successful future. Dana Carter Duthie Economics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl.. Set., Lt„ Rat Basketball, Intra- mural Football, Basketball, Softball, IRC, Spirit of ' 68 Committee. Hop and Floor Committee, FIP, Magnificent Seven, Un- fortunate Five. Has anyone seen Doo? There he goes off the runway and through the fence; V.M.I. ' s Snoopy is back on the ground. Everyone in barracks knows Doo! Many saw him as the " Spirit of ' 68 " . He creates enthusiasm and starts riots. To see how good a job he did, look at the teams ' records this year. Doo restores VMI spirit from the " moral victories " to the days of great VMI athletic power. Doo is a winner, and only success awaits him. Larry Ryan Tom Boyd John Anthony Augustine Forestville, Maryland John Bush Long Augusta, Georgia John Anthony Augustine History, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Swimming Team, Co-Capt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Cadet Staff, 1968 Ring Committee, Spirit of ' 68. After four years and three summers, all existing records for the least amount of studying have been seriously threatened by Augie. A Cadetship consumed by drawing unimaginable pictures, swimming back and forth in a tank of water, BS-ing in the Bar- racks Study Room, a girl he never sees, and the Baltimore Colts, has hopefully produced the required 2.0 average to enable Aug to grace the ranks of the U. S. Army for two years. Displaying his obvious military bearing as a three-week Lance Corporal wonder, he redirected his broad talents to areas more appreciated — art(?), swimming, and endless comedy, to become a pride of the Ghetto and the Class. The future is bright, yet predictably unpredictable for Aug. Whatever he does and however he does it, Aug will be heard from tomorrow — why do it today? John Bush Long History, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., DMS, Rifle Team, Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, Political Science Society, VMI Rifle Club, IRC, Deep South Club, Pioneer Investment Club, Cadet Battery, Lejeune Hall Committee. If there is one thi ng that will never change it ' s Huey ' s ability to find " a deal you just can ' t pass-up! " This famed barracks hustler has used his four years at the Institute to study the habits of Chuck Good Deale, and to develop his own technique to the point where he can confidently de- clare, " I wish I could do it again, I ' m sure I could net $12,000. " But money matters have not been the sole concern of Yak during his tour here. While maintaining an excellent academic average and demonstrating his accuracy on the Rifle Team, he has been shooting for a law degree at Georgia, " Bulls Eye, " Jack, nice shot! Jack has yet to meet defeat in a deal or a political debate with the combination of his dialectics and his desire to use them. Jack won ' t need any luck, he ' ll make his own! John Henry Van Landingham, IV Biology, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., DMS, Who ' s Who in Amer- ican Colleges, President of the VMI Honor Court, Co-Captain of the Swimming Team, Rat Tennis, Cadet Staff, Monogram Club, Ring Committee Chairman, Athletic Asst., Virginia Association of Student Govern- ments. " With a name like that he must be special! " Special he is, but not because of his name. Johnny Van has a dignity and a set of values that enable him to stand above the rest of us. Always striving to fulfill himself, his work as student, swimmer, and President of our Honor Court, attest to his ability to achieve in any field. " Harry, " a Biology major, plans to attend law school — another example of his success- ful plan of assimilating the best of both worlds. When he finds that beautiful and equally intelligent girl, he ' ll probably de- velop into America ' s greatest author. Augie " Augustine Jack Long John Henry Van Landingham, IV Petersburg, Virginia " Van " Van Landingham Irvin Grodsky History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Distinguished Academic Stu- dent, DAFS, Who ' s Who in American Col- leges, Honor Court, Intramural Volleyball, Cadet Staff, Ring Figure Magazine, Reli- gious Council, Political Science Society, IGBA, IRC. For a guy who heard about VMI second- hand, and never saw the state of Virginia until he came to sign away four years of his life, " I " has made as big a success as anyone. A never-say-die blind dater, who ' s always managed to see the good in his date or the bottom of his bottle, Irv has managed to live quite a varied life of studying, dating, and whatever. Never mak- ing plans for the future has somehow always worked for " Igor, " and since his future is undetermined now, it is hard to see how his luck will change. Irv Grodsky Irvin Grodsky Mobile, Alabama George B. Shorter History, Armor Pvt., Intramural Basketball, Football, Volley- ball, Club 174, lohnny ' s. Do you know why flies are green? Why people think about " Jelly Beans, " " from the top of your nose to the top of the trees, " " Blow your mind! " " The birds and bees. " If radiators explode and run into poles, " are radio antennaes buried in holes, " " Is there air under all of that sky? " " Where is the end, don ' t you ever wonder why? " If you happen to have a scientific mind, love to write poetry in your spare time, have a Roman nose and a scar on your leg, then there is but one answer, you must be George. The First Class George B. Shorter Centreville, Virginia Kent Underwood Joseph Kent Underwood Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Wrestling, Monogram Club, Intramural Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Roanoke Club, Cadet Waiters, Dyke, Room Orderly, Section Marcher, Blood Donor, Divisional Inspector, Regimental Orderly, Good Deal Beale ' s Club. J.K. set out four years ago to establish himself as the " pillar of the community. " Obviously, he accomplished this with a little hard work, and a lot of " brown- nosing. " Actually, Kent is the hardest worker that we have ever known. Kent will go a long way because of his numerous friend- ships and staunch ambitions, also the ring that Irene has placed in his nose will steer him straight. Kent is the type of person that vou can never forget, even if you try. Kent graduated with honors in Civil Engineering, and is also a fine wrestler, being halted only by a bad shoulder. Until the end, never let your beard grow between you and Irene. Joseph Kent Underwood Roanoke, Virginia Thomas Bryan Barton Towson, Maryland Thomas Bryan Barton Biology, Armor Pvt, L.Cpl., Sgt., Capt., Band Company Commander, DMS, Rat Swimming, Intra- mural Football, Volleyball, Soccer, VAS, Religious Council, Episcopal Chaplain ' s Committee, Ring Committee, Soccer Club, Maryland Club. " Life ' s a pretty precious and wonderful thing. You can ' t sit down and let it lap around you . . . You have to plunge into it! And you can ' t horde it in a vault. You ' ve got to taste it. You ' ve got to use it. The more you use the more you have . . . that ' s the miracle of it! " The Baron would have been a difficult one to catch had it not been for his winning personality, as he streaked through the four VMI years, stopping only for the give and take of VMI life — study, stripes, and women, not neces sarily in that order. The tall handsome cadet from Towson will always be remembered by his Brother Rats for his quiet but self assured nature, which will prove to be an unbeatable combination in the years to come. " The Baron " Barton Shellie Charles Harrison, Jr. History, Armor Pvt., Golf, Intramural Volleyball, Soccer, Football, Political Science Society, BSU. Having survived Cadre, and the other inconviences of the Rat year, Chuck began to seek pleasure. Holding the all time record for number of dates during sum- mer school of 1965 was not enough. Chuck has also claimed the crown for dating the greatest number of girls over the shortest amount of time. Chuck ' s career at VMI has not been one of all play and no work. He has managed to pull up his once dubious average to one that is respectable, if not admirable. Finally Chuck ' s career at VMI has left those who have associated with him a little better for having known him. His friends and classmates can only wish him the best in whatever he attempts. " Winnie " Wingard Gregory Bruce Wingard History, Air Force Pvt., Intramural Soccer, Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Pol. Science Society, Young Republican Club, FIP. After four years of military in high school. Captain " Winnie " could not turn down a crack at the Ole Institute. With a slip stick in his hand, he made the great leap forward in Sept. of 1964. During his third Class year, Greg joined the crusade to improve Sallyport sinks. In Nov. of ' 65 he received the number 1 prize that is awarded to Cadets who make outstanding contributions of this type. Hillsville, where is that? . . . Daca or Lynn? ... A real live Tobacco Princess? . . . Did you say skip Psych? ... I like this car! . . . That ' s Logical! We all know that Greg will continue to make new records, for he can ' t help being a success and all his friends wish him the very best in the coming years. There is nothing to do now. but to sit back and see how long it takes him to take over the Air Force. Shellie Charles Harrison, Jr. West Point, Virginia Gregory Bruce Wingard Hillsville, Virginia Donald Frasicr Biggs Denver, Colorado Edward Moseley Harris, Jr. Andover, Massachusetts Donald Frasier Biggs Civil Engineering, Armor M., Cross-Country, Indoor-Outdoor Track, SCE, Wesley Foundation, Colorado Club- ' resident, CCFB, VMI Bowling Team-Co- aptain. The story of Donald ' s life — Right! Where vould you begin? He was born in Denver, rolorado, and now resides there, but the nisadventures that happened in between ire too many to even count. Dee came VMI for one reason ... to get an ■ducation? Militarily, Dee has found his leart in a tank. Maybe he lost his heart n a tank, but a young girl up New York vay (how he ever got up there we ' ll never mow) found it, and has just about monop- )lized the whole situation. The nomad has nade many a trip to Up-State New York luring his cadetship. Summer vacation, tfter a great summer camp?? was spent n New Jersey and ole Donald dubbed as 1 weekend warrior, made many trips to md from Dingmans Ferry (the Girl Scout :apital of the world!. Yes, the Super Kid rom Everywhere, U.S.A. has arrived! Edward Moseley Harris, Jr. Civil Engineering, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Reg. Sup. Sgt., Rat Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, Basket- ball, Chairman Reporting Committee, Armed Forces Club. Ned is at once high spirited, restless, and most thoughtful. In fact, it has been ob- served that he spends countless hours of each waking day lost in thought in his hayrack, and earnest devotion to his rig- orous pursuit of a degree in civil engineering. As to the future, what lies in store for Ned? But one thing — a most rewarding life. As an R.A. Ranger Airborne Engineer, the Viet Cong are sure to quake at the sight of his 5-ton dump truck leading every charge. Perhaps Major Dickinson and Colonel Patrick won ' t cross his bridges, but his Brother Rats will. His achieve- ments will be cast in concrete and steel, and he doesn ' t need luck. Guy Edward Anderson, Jr. Physics, Air Force Pvt., Lt., Drum Major, Intramural Foot- ball, Softball, Volleyball, VMI Comman- ders, American Institute of Physics, Wesley Foundation, Armed Forces Club, Concert Band, Regimental Band. Things haven ' t been the same for old Ed since that day in September of 1964 when he had a flat tire at Limits Gates. He carried in high hopes, and a hay marked " shot down June ' 64. " A few volleys and a couple of years found Ed close to his ambitions as head warbler. Plodding the seldom travelled road of the Physics major through the dreaded halls of Mallory, he had his eyes on the stars, with his academic endeavors seeking only a slightly lower level. With all his hoped for success, with the much-desired baton, and with his pre- occupation with the " Cloud Men, " Ed ' s star-gazing has been postponed for a long look at his native hills, and a special planet named Pat around which he plans to orbit for quite a while. 125 Guy Edward Anderson, Jr. Damascus, Virginia Ben Harris Hedrick English, Artillery Pvt., Manager, Gymnastics Club, Sec- Treasurer Bowling League, Intercollegiate Bowling, Volleyball, Cadet, Bomb (Copy Editor), 3rd Stoop Sinks, Young Republi- cans, International Relations Club. Ben ' s career at VMI is characterized by the strength which is needed to do what he has considered to be right. Though he would not want to admit it. Phantom is vitally interested in other people, in those who cannot help themselves, and in those who cannot understand just what is going on. Phantom, like his namesake, is an indi- vidual. He does not care to act or speak superficially. Many have and could profit by a closer understanding of this ubiquitous man. To a rare person, " Buenos dias, con- tinueramos; " to a good man the world is open and yours. James Everette Henry, Jr. Civil Engineering, Artillery L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Intramural Soccer, Basketball, ASCE, Ed. ASCE Newsletter, Wesley Foundation, Cadet Activities Com- mittee, Hop and Floor Committee, YRC, Tidewater Club. lim stepped into the Rat Line from that Tidewater city of Franklin. From the first day of his matriculation, he seemed to be the type that would master the system. After ending the Rat Line, I. E. jumped into the Third Class year with determination and Lance Corporal stripes. His determina- tion wasn ' t to be phased, and it got him over the sophomore slump, and those " hash marks " eventually grew into 1st Lt. stripes his senior year. With Ring Figure and that certain little girl that lived on post, " good times " came his way his senior class year. It ' s an outstanding record that lim is taking with him in June. Beware world, here is a man that ' s got a lot to offer. Robert Wade Duckwall Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Pioneer In- vestment Club, Northern Va. Club, Food Committee, J.M. Hall Usher, IEEE. Give Porky a bourbon and branch, Zoll- man ' s and a fashion model, and you have Contentment. The tan man with the spare tire is known from Nassau to Paris and back again to every girl ' s school in Virginia. Rising above the mode of a Spartan life, he has become VMI ' s answer to the Hatha- way shirt man. Never one to place much faith in strenuous exercise. Bob gently allowed himself to succumb to asthma. The Army will miss his quiet sensitiveness and sweet air! The freedom provided by graduation will return him to his own. Start the Jaguar, Jeeves, and tell the ladies to beware. Ben Harris Hedrick Winchester, Virginia James Everette Henry, Jr. Franklin, Virginia Robert Wade Duckwall Alexandria, Virginia Torky " Duckwall " Phantom " Hedrick 126 The First Class Chuck Maddox " Troll " Boyer Charles Elkins Maddox, Jr. Hampton, Virginia William Preston Boyer, Jr. Richmond, Virginia William Henry Bouck Middleburg, New York Charles Elkins Maddox, Jr. Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., Rat Baseball, Intramural Football, Basketball, Volleyball, ASCE, Executive Committee, Bomb Staff, Cadet Staff, Cave Springs Country Club, P.X. Team, Club 174, Summer Rehabilitation Program. Kuh hee, has anyone seen any oysters around here? I can ' t seem to find my pearl! Deep problems infer deep solutions. Ad- justment comes to all those who approach life optimistically. And so it has been. Goals are attained by those who earn them, and those who earn them through determina- tion are to respected. And so it is. William Preston Boyer, Jr. English, Armor Pvt., Class Historian, Executive Commit- tee, General Committee, Soccer, Gymnas- tics, Cheerleader, Ring Committee, Hop Escort, Class Emblem Committee, VASG. " An d the multitudes placed faith in the words of the Troll! " Verily I say unto you, there are many among us, but few there are that can equal the Troll in the finest virtue any man can possess — sincerity. So unselfish that he neglects himself for others, Troll possesses a quality which too few people have — that of being a friend. Troll, with his wavy hair, Greek features, and resonant belly, has endured with us the delights of the Institute during these four years, successfully repressing that ever- present urge to pack up and head for the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His own words make the most fitting goodby: Good luck to a great fellow and brother of the Spring. May all your shadows dance to the tune of Nature ' s smile. Love, Troll. William Henry Bouck Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., Swimming, Soccer, Intramural Soft- ball, Basketball, ASCE, Dapey ' s Coffee Hour, Cave Springs Country Club, New York Club. In September of ' 64, the redhead from upstate New York strolled through Jackson Arch for the first time. This was the beginning of an active but troubled four years at the Institute for the kid. " Boo ' s " problems were centered primarily around Lois, Janis, Mary, " Chee Chee, " Bonnie, Sue. " Moose, " Peggy, and finally Gail. With the memories of his outstanding performancs at IGMAR behind him, his First Class Year rolled into view. It drew to an end as fast as it started, and with it the end of the end — graduation and — Gail. Marvin Emory Thews, Jr. Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Rat Cross-Country, Rat Golf, Varsity Golf Captain, Basketball, Fellow- ship of Christian Athletes, Hop and Floor Committee, Sabre Committee, Ring Figure Committee, Monogram Club. Marv came to VMI swinging golf clubs until he became one of the best college golfers in the state, while still managing to make the Dean ' s List. Yet, despite his achievements in sports and academics, he remained a friend to all by mixing biology and golf in his " Clarksville Conversation. " Dental school will be a big change for him, since he ' ll have to substitute labora- tory work for sack time at MCV next year. Marv will leave VMI this June, but he will take his conservative mind to new heights of achievement. Walton Mason Jeffress, Jr. Civil Engineering, Armor L.Cpl., Sgt, Capt., C Company Commander, DMS, Rat Social Committee, Cross Country, Indoor-Outdoor Track, Intramural Wrestling, Cross Country, Basketball, Football, ASCE, BSU, Religious Council, Firefighting, Ber- muda Club, Glee Club. A former resident of Lexington, VMI was the natural abode for Walt ' s college life. A serious young man, Walt began early to carve a place in the sun. A top- notch athlete, he lettered in Cross-Country till a bad knee hampered his successes. Hardly discouraged, Walt steered his energies toward his academics, the military, and of course, his one true love, Sally! Throughout his cadetship, Walt was one of the exemplary leaders of the Corps, and will always remain a man among the men of VMI. To him and his " Mustang Sally " and coming L.L.B., all the best in the world. Lewis Anthony Yeouze Danvers, Massachusetts Lewis Anthony Yeouze Chemistry, Air Force Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Baseball, Amer- ican Chemical Society, Nubb Club, 2nd Class Organic Popcorn Committee, Armed Forces Club, International Relations Club, Tankers Platoon, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The Greek spent many a Saturday trapped inside a test tube, or taking cover from an uncontrolled reaction. Somehow he managed to survive the hazards of the Chemistry Department for four years, and graduated high on the list. He was a charter member of the Second Class Popcorn Club and Butcher ' s " Nubb Club. " We can never forget that green color on Lew ' s face at Ring Figure as he mustered strength to get across the stage to receive his ring. A master ' s degree is next in line, and possibly a PHD if some little girl doesn ' t snatch him up first. Marvin Emory Thews, Jr. Clarksville, Virginia Walton Mason Jeffress, Jr. Culpeper, Virginia Greek " Yeouze Tom Showalter Wflly Bragg James Randall Farmer History, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Lt., DMS. Intramural Volley- ball. Cadet Battery, Armed Forces Club, IRC, Political Science Society, Assistant Manager Lejeune Hall, Civil War Round Table. Pete came to VMI anticipating a military career, and he was disappointed that he couldn ' t major in Military Science. Although his Rat Year was not the best, he gained great respect for the Ratline and the class system. We think of Pete as accomplishing the difficult task of maintaining the proper sense of values while wearing stripes his First Class Year. Although he executes his military duties diligently, his prudence is uncommon and a credit to him. He has accomplished his goal of graduat- ing from VMI with an RA commission, and we certainly want to wish a good Brother Rat the best of luck. Thomas Ammen Showalter Radford, Virginia James Randall Farmer Winchester, Virginia Thomas Ammen Showalter Biology, Air Force Pvt., Cadet Staff, Glee Club, Treas., Wesley Foundation, Intramural Football, Volleyball. T.A. ventured from the protective sur- roundings of Radford to the yellow walls of the Institute. After a few minutes of applied Rat Line, he decided that the life of a cadet wasn ' t what it had previously seemed to be. Surviving the rigors of the Biology Department has been an achieve- ment in itself, and an equal achievement has been scored in his love life, progressing through the years in intensity and culminat- ing in the awarding of the title — " 10 Minute Man. " All kidding aside, T.A. has a very bright future ahead of him with his Karmen Ghia and Joanief?). His determination to succeed in whatever he tries can only bring him the success he deserves. William Melvin Bragg English, Armor Pvt., Rat Swimming, Gymnastics, Intra- mural Volleyball, Gymnastics, Coach-Rat Gymnastics, Political Science Society. The blonde-headed, bird-whistling Bill Bragg sealed his four-year adventure while still at the notorious Fork Union Military Academy. An ardent supporter of Super- fish ' s tub-club, and Smiling lack ' s acrobatics, his final " dislocation " put him in the upper, left row of the bleachers, instead of on the high bar. His Academic campaign started out with a real " zip, " but he has done more than add life to Col. Dillard ' s Shakespeare class wit. Bill has proved himself a responsible, dedicated man and knows how to prove himself when given the chance. High in standing among English majors, Willy plans to secure a life for Karen and himself in business. His decisions can be made at the flip of a coin, and, surprisingly enough, he has outdone the Ranger-Airborne boys at the toolshed. Only the best of success can follow Bill in his future years. 129 William Melvin Bragg Midland Park, New lersey William Dean Warren History, Armor Pvt., Sgt., Bn. Sgt. Maj., Rat Football, Intramural Football, Cross Country, FCA, Spirit of ' 68 Committee, Fire Fighter, AFC. Buddha, you are inscrutable! If one phrase were needed to describe Bill ' s life as a cadet, it should be " a fluid situation. " The gyrations of his major, military service, rank, interests, and love life have left his Brother Rats bewildered. Like Alice ' s dis- appearing Cheshire cat, Willy will with- draw until all that is left is his tell-tale smile. We have no doubts that we shall one day hear about Willy once again. His level headed leadership will stand him in good stead. His courage of conviction and strength of character make him the exception as a man and a friend. " Salty Dog " Walton BUI Waldo George Richard Walton History, Infantry Pvt., Rat Football, Intramural Softball, Football, YRC, Class Committee, " The Dirty Thirty, " Ghetto, IGBA. George ' s greatest achievement his Rat Year was his regular position on Charlie ' s Green Sheep Team. There was no girl in his life then, and he was all man. In his Third Class year he decided to devote his energies to more fruitful interests — Nancy. He cap- tained Big " E " to an undefeated football season. When not soberly watching a foot- ball game with Nancy, he can sometimes be found throwing beer on girls in George- town, finding the strangest excuses to show off his blue and white " go-fasters " in a Richmond hotel, or " testing out " his class ring behind Johnny ' s. We hope that next year George will take time out from his law studies, come back for a ball game, dawn his " pow " hat, get drunk, and lead us in a chorus of " Salty Dog! " William Joseph Waldo, Jr. Churchland, Virginia William Joseph Waldo, Jr. Biology, Artillery Pvt., DAS, Honor Court, Intramural Foot- ball, Volleyball, Hop and Floor Commit- tee, Ring Figure Committee, Ghetto, IGBA. B. J., not fat, merely rotund, came to VMI with high ideals which resulted in a Dean ' s List average and a Lance Corporal shine. The Corps Trip his Third Class year was definitely the turning point in Billy ' s cadetship. Ten-One-and Twenty, and an inflated sense of his capabilities, induced by the influence of alcohol, pointed him in the right direction. During his Second Class year, his roommates watched as many of the straight laces in his shoes began to pop. B.J. ' s First Class year was highlighted by his acceptance to medical school, and his post furlough attempts to avoid the " fat boy ' s " list. George Richard Walton Salem, Virginia William Dean Warren Benton Harbor, Michigan John Jackson Bagby Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Rat Social Committee, Girl Watching Chasing Catching Society, Intramural Volleyball, IEEE, ASCE, Hop and Floor Committee, Alphonzo Club. The Bagby-VMI marriage was initially shocking, later resulting in separation and a divorce. Overcoming this handicap every weekend, the Kneewalkers ' bassman could be seen on the mantel at PHI, PSI, or about town in his yellow Sprite. Known to cher- ish many a girl, his long hair, and even a drink or ten. Jack just never could allow the Institute to slow him down. It did try, however, and the demerit magnet was a familiar sight at the late Committee meet- ings. " Bags " personality and phenomenal abil- ity to pull it out will continue to transform probable disaster into success for a truly sincere Brother Rat. William Percy Cobb Franklin. Virginia Frank Henry Breault, Jr. Dover, Delaware BUly Cobb Frank Henry Breault, Jr. Chemistry, Armor Pvt.. ASC, Westminster Fellowship, Tanker Platoon. In the short time that Frank has been with us, he has managed to build up quite a business. Frank, it is rumored, has a controlling interest in the Club Crozet, the Pirate ' s Den, and the " If you ain ' t got it, you can ' t fix it " shop located adjacent to the Temple. These all do different types of body work. Nevertheless, this mild mannered TC has piled up quite an impressive record, and with a little luck and thin trees Frank will go a long way. Good luck Frank, I hear there ' s a group in the Ozarks called the Fender Benders. . . . Tighten Up!! John Jackson Bagby Danville, Virginia William Percy Cobb Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt, Capt., E Company Com- mander, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Basketball, ASCE. When " Head " Cobb sauntered through Jackson Arch in September 1964, one could easily see that this ambitious young man was destined to become a leader and an outstanding cadet in the Corps. Yes, with a size 7% garrison cap Bill had to be a success . . . and a success he was. both academically and militarily. His military accomplishment as Cadet Captain was also outstanding, following in the long list of Echo Company Commanders. Another im- portant aspect of Bill ' s VMI life revolved around Madison College. " Franklinite, " she knew the competition was rough. Now it seems that she has finally tied our hero down. We, the Class of 1968, wish the best to Bill Cobb and his Madison " hon. " " Bags " Bagby Frank Breault " Zab " Mitchell William James Flavin Los Angeles, California Stanton Fitzgerald Jones Chatham, New Jersey William James Flavin History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Regimental Adj., Judo, Intramural Baseball, Soccer, Civil War Round Table-Secretary, Newman Club, Political Science Society-V.P., Aquatic Club-President. Ring Figure Committee- Chairman. And God created Flavin and he was good . . . too good. Since then a myriad of at- tempts has been made to destroy this sense of conscientious good. Many women have tried to seduce the " golden-toed " Bill, but his divine good tri- umphed time and again. Academia attacked without success, try- ing to blow his mind with pounding native rhythms and flashing lights and the " Box, " taking away study time. Resulting only in a momentary lapse of his matchless ability to spell. And then there was Friday — 1335 hrs. The last round of the bugle blew, and the invisible guard team assembled. Stanton Fitzgerald Jones History, Infantry Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Basket- ball, Football, Softball, Cadet Staff-Editor, Bomb Staff, Ring Figure Committee, Fire Fighter, IRC, Pioneer Investment Club, Hop and Floor Committee, New Jersey Club, Young Republicans Club, Armed Forces Club. Our Yankee was quickly converted to Rebel ways upon his entrance to VMI. Evidence of this is seen in his liking for Otis, Rebel Yell, and Blue Ribbon. The real snake in the apartment crew, Jerry also made the toga party. Nothing could keep Jerry from his weekly dates, and his ability to get away from VMI on weekends was known far and wide. Despite his numerous " extra-curricular " activities both at and away from VMI, Jerry has amassed a fine academic record which he will carry to business school. Good luck, Jerry . . . and hace lai! Zebulon Vance Mitchell, Jr. Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Intramural Football, Basketball, Soft- ball, Tennis, Volleyball, ASCE, Tidewater Club, Glee Club. As a Rat, Vance was hard to phase, and he developed a cavalier attitude to both the Rat Line and academics as well, but he managed to elude the fifth stoop and mass a fairly respectable GPA. Vance conquered Myrtle Beach but lost the Battle of Petersburg. First Class year found Vance his usual energetic self, instructing the Rats in the finer use of the hay rack and the importance of clean sheets. Well, time will tell, but we ' re sure our Virginia Gentleman and his pretty Miss Carol, will enjoy life to the fullest. Jerry Jones Zebulon Vance Mitchell, Jr. Waverly, Virginia The First Class " Chips " McCallum Rodney Gerald Crowgey Wytheville, Virginia Joseph Collins Talbort Clarkesville, Virginia Charles Falconer McCallum, Jr. Economics, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Vice-Chairman of the RDC, Rat Wrestling, Soccer — Co-Cap- tain, Intramural Soccer, Volleyball, Foot- ball, Tanker Platoon, " Unfortunate Five, " Magnificent Seven. Chips came to the Institute believing that there was no better college in the world. During his four years, this thought, has been challenged many times — by others and him- self. He has realized that not all VMI men are to be idolized — there are just as many duds at the Institute as at any other college. However, his experience at VMI has taught him to distinguish between the duds, and the people that are a credit to VMI. Chips leaves the Institute somewhat dis- illusioned, but more prepared to face the challenges of life. Rodney Gerald Crowgey Economics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Intramural Volley- ball, Bomb Staff, Pioneer Investment Club, Cadet Assistant — Eco. Dept, Scuba Club. A Cadet ' s life is a protean entity in a metaphysic founded on incessant conflict where the winner takes nothing — or every- thing. One can wander aimlessly through four years of sleepless nights, complex theories, and perpetual fatigue; or one can search for the system ' s values and pursue his elected goals. Media toward the latter- end must be discovered from within ones identity. It is a process of building up and tearing down — a system of substitution — a system that will rot in a cadet ' s mind once sight of his goals is lost. Here, there is no secret for success. Those who are able to endure the rigors of cadet life may well be winners — they ' ve lasted four years and have earned their right to be free; but their suc- cess is not yet a reality — it may never be . . . Though for one cadet, we know it will be. Joseph Collins Talbort English, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Cross Country, Track, Intramural Volleyball, ACS, Hop and Floor Committee, Tanker Platoon, Summer School Clu b. " Ole Tal " came over from Germany in ' 64, and in the land of opportunity he found himself a girl and a college. Although still doing the Twist, loe managed to make the collegiate scene here at VMI. Actually, I think Germany had a good effect on Joe; of course, I don ' t know what effect he had on Germany. I do know he had quite an effect on Miss Cookie Corrington. Those who have not had the pleasure of knowing this famed Frankfurt Eagle have really missed something. Good luck Tal; have a nice honeymoon. Hang loose. Charles Falconer McCallum, Jr. Newport News, Virginia 133 •, Francis Arthur Drake Arlington, Virginia LeRoy Edgar Shoemaker, II Goldsboro, North Carolina Robert Allen Zachman Petersburg, Virginia Francis Arthur Drake Mathematics, Infantry Pvt, Rifle Team, Lunch, Main Sinks Patrol. On the 10th of Sept. in ' 64, Francis came to VMI after living in several states, and decided to settle down to four peaceful years in the lovely and sedate Shenandoah Valley. After meeting his cadre corporal, his first acquaintance in the famous Corps, his dream was shattered. He wanted to be a mistake and was successful beyond all be- lief. After taking half of his math courses twice, to insure complete mastery of the subjects, he is absent-mindedly looking for- ward to reaching his goal of four long years — graduation. Best of luck . . . you ' ll need it. LeRoy Edgar Shoemaker, II Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., DAFS, Rat Basketball, Rat Track, Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, ASCE, Monogram Club, AFC, IRC, CCFB. As the time comes closer for our release, many minds turn to the invention of ways to catch up with the world. Lee, however, is one of the few who has kept right in step with the world with a multitude of beauti- ful girls to help him forget. His achieve- ments in track and academics have helped to keep our beloved Institute from messing up his mind. Lee had found those things at VMI that are truly important, the things which really prepare a person for life. We wish him well, and rest assured he will make a large contribution to the world. Robert Allen Zachman Biology, Infantry Pvt., Swimming, Track, Trainer, Soccer Club, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Ten- nis, Handball, Soccer. Bob Zachman has majored in MS since entering the Institute. In recognition of his military prowess, " Zach " has been declared a DMS for consistently making D ' s in Mili- tary Science. He also tops the Biology De- partment with the most demerits and prob- ably leads on PT ' s and confinements. " Zach " has been exceedingly popular with his Brother Rats, and is known for his sense of humor and hearty laughter. Upon graduation, Bob will attend Dental School at MCV, and we are sure that he will suc- ceed, especially if his friends take good notes. " Class one point: Gupton stalling! " said the flower-powered jailbird. " Zach " Zachman Frank Drake The First Class Albert Maifield Jackson Waverly, Virginia Herbert Watkins Laine Windsor, Virginia ,, S Myron Irvin Dickerson Richmond, Virginia Albert Maifield Jackson Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt, Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball, IEEE, Cadet Waiter, State Cadetship. Albert came to us in September of 1964 from Waverly, Virginia. His dyke, " Roost- er, " gave him the name " Black Bart " be- cause he wa s so mean looking and due to his many actions as a Rat. When he first arrived, he was a strong, lean boy, but with many Saturday nights uptown, plus his many activities at the Pine Room and Zollman ' s parties, Black Bart has become a man with a plump little beer body. Even though the class of 1968 will be leaving the Institute and going their many ways, the smiling face and the gentle per- sonality of the one we call " Black Bart " will never part from us or the drab yellow of the Institute. Herbert Watkins Laine Economics, USMC Pvt., L.Cpl., No. 1 Club, Ghetto, IGBA. After living in Windsor, Va., for 18 years, it took Herb some time to adjust to the sprawling metropolis of Lexington. This lasted one year, during which he played the game and emerged as a ranking Lance Corporal. During his Third Class Year, he became a member of the distinguished orga- nization, The Number One Club. No doubt, this would be a turning point in any man ' s life, and Herb is no exception. After this event, his condition has steadily deterio- rated: he no longer held or aspired for rank, this led to his residence in the Ghetto dur- ing his Second Class year. Herbert ' s success can be measured by his acceptance to law school, and his outstand- ing performance in the PLC program. Myron Irvin Dickerson Modern Languages, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Basketball, Hand- ball, Football, Tennis. When I hit the hay that first fateful night of 10 September, 1964, whoever could have guessed that the slow-moving Southerner in the next hay would ever last till Christmas. He was so slow that he must have been the only Rat to pick up 40 demerits for being late to formations! But he finally picked up speed and caught himself a short, pretty brunette, named ludy who has suffered with him through all his four, long years at the Institute. Of course, his relationship improved consider- ably when he switched from Physics to French, where he learned how to " sweet talk " with words instead of formulae. " Black Bart " Jackson " H.T.PX.BX. " Laine Dick Dickerson " Rocket K " Rankin Richard Kenneth Rankin Economics, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., 1st Sgt., DMS, RDC, Rat Football, Varsity Football, Rat Football Coach, Intramural Volleyball, Pioneer In- vestment Club, Monogram Club, Ghetto, IGBA Commissioner. " Tricky Dickie " started VMI with a loud " bang " — 26 weeks confinement, pranks on his classmates, and many trips to the RDC. The real bang came when his love for animals caused him to flip his beloved Rambler in a valiant effort to avoid hitting a dog. Muff!! Now that the beginning bang is a legend among the Rats, " Rocket K " has a much different image as he leaves VMI. He is now B-Co. ' s First Sergeant and RDC Rep- resentative, Rat football coach, and Dean ' s List student. What a change and all for the best! He only bucks the system once in a while when he can ' t pull away from Madison to get back in time for taps. ' A S M l | -Jfc f. i s m f ' ' i John Byrd Richard Kenneth Rankin Greenbelt, Maryland John Charles Byrd English, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., DMS, Rat Football, Wrestling, Intramural Basketball, Debate Club. John arose to the arid plateaus of Lex- ington to meet the challenge offered by VMI. Here, John discovered that he had entered an abyss which was to be plagued by shined shoes and Rat MS, but he set to work, and began playing the game like any normal guy who realizes how detestable the Institute can be. His joy of being re- leased from the Ratline was darkened some- what by a bit of confinement . . . Oh, for the love of a girl! After this small setback, John once again began a strict pursuit of both military and academic duties which continued until the spring of 1967 when a bit of " Florida Sunshine " entered his life. Since then, John has really become one of the boys through his flagrant disregard for everything but this " Longwood Lady. " Even through all this, he has proved himself capable of doing whatever he might at- tempt. John Charles Byrd Roanoke, Virginia John Chalmers Sutton, III Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Golf, Ghetto, Westminster Fellowship, IRC, Fire Fighters. This Staunton Military Academy ranker saw the light and made his career at VMI as a private. The first memorable event of his cadetship was the " Papa Joe Affair " when he entertained one of their enter- tainers. John ' s upperclass years have been spent at Johnny ' s and the barracks study room, mostly when he wasn ' t supposed to be in either place. He is possibly the only man in the his- tory of VMI who has not swept the floor and spends his time between BRC and first CP reading the sports page of the Roanoke Times. " Snail " Sutton John Chalmers Sutton, III Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania James Harris Stirling History, Infantry Pvt., DMS, Football, Softball, Volleyball, Bomb Staff, Hop and Floor Committee, Richmond Club, Fire Fighters, Young Re - publicans, IRC. When lim saw VMI for the first time, lit- tle did he know what was in store for him. What a miserable rat year with RDC, ' rith- metic, and roommates. But the move to Club 311, and the His- tory Department changed Jim ' s ways. Room 250 and the ghetto-land cultivated his eva- sion of Institute regulations. After a quick sprint down the stoop, he made the trip to the Superintendent ' s office. After a long struggle and hardly a date- less weekend, it appears Jim will receive his diploma and aim his Cougar for Ft. Benning. Good luck, Jim. James Harris Stirling Petersburg, Va. Jim Stirling Stephen Ernest Wilson History, Armor Pvt., DMS, Intramural Volleyball, Tanker Platoon. Armed Forces Club, Newman Club, Catholic Choir, Glee Club, Timmins Music Society. Steve, having lived in a military environ- ment as an Army brat, arrived on the post with much anticipatio n and enthusiasm about taking the Institute well in stride. Confident though he was, he began to won- der just a little when he heard those fateful words " Rack it in, Rat. " This year Steve has decided to go RA and become a true " treadhead. " Too bad 442 ' s don ' t handle too well in rice patties, right Steve? Surely, with his determination, Steve will have much success in the Army. Steve Wilson Stephen Ernest Wilson Arlington, Virginia Alfred 1 .itllefield Smith, Jr. History, Armor Pvt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Soft- ball, Judo, J. M. Hall Usher, Pig Award, Ghetto. Known by all within two weeks of ma- triculation, Alfred firmly established himself in the select crew of legendary Keydets. Continuing where he left off, Alf became a product of the infamous Club 60 of our Dyke ' s era. Fred has continued to main- tain a philosophy contrived to bring maxi- mum enjoyment through minimum physical effort. Who else but Alf would leave a date while he marched down to DRC? Who else had the courage, as a Rat, to walk out the arch with a hayroll on his shoulder? Who else could win the Pig Prize six weeks in a row? 11 Alf Smith Alfred Littlefield Smith, Jr. Richmond, Virginia " Root " Cowardin " Alphonzo " Dellinger Rick Brothers John Walter Warwick, in Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Wrestling, Intra- mural Football, ASCE, Episcopal Church, Girls, Dr. Foster ' s Sleep Lab. Johnny ' s quiet humor and happy-go-lucky attitude have become a fixture of our class. Maybe he really is " God ' s gift to women. " Lucky women, if Webb ever graduates. But graduate he will, ' cause Webb has both the brains and the pleasant personality it takes to get through this place. This year, " Sky Jew " gave Webb an unplanned vacation which lasted from Dawn to February. Un- daunted, Webb returned and restarted his love life where he had left off. Long John has kept quite a number of his Brother Rats smiling in the last four years. If this is any indication of what ' s to come, when Webb gets out — watch out world! " Webb " Warwick If v Jack McPherson Parrish, IJJ Richmond, Virginia Jack McPherson Parrish, HI History, Armor Pvt., L. Cpl., Varsity Soccer, Intramural Baseball, Hop and Floor Committee, Ring Committee, Pioneer Investment Club, YRC, Bee ' s Nest. An adventurer of sorts, a devilish wan- derer, the Cap ' n is a man of many experi- ences. First came rank and for 3 summer months Mac was a sharp Lance Corporal . . . A wild love for women has led him to the Bahamas, and up and down the East Coast. Always broke and willing to sell anything, Mac has come to be known for his love of diamonds this year. The Cap ' n has missed little. He was of- fered and denied his RA in the same month, and he lost his chance to visit scenic Viet Nam. With a laugh, he casts away his losses and looks for the triumphs which are in- evitable. We hope they come soon. 138 John Walter Warwick, HI Virginia Beach, Virginia Dennis Jon Kopecko Biology, Armor Pvt., Newman Club, IRC, Richmond Club, Psychology Dept. Assistant, Intramural Vol- leyball. No one would ever guess that " BeachbaU " had been a ranger in a military high school! After five months confinement his Rat year, Dennis has rarely agreed with the military. Academics were his challenge, and he met it with a great determination and many nights of late study. As a result, Dennis could usually be found almost anywhere sleeping during the day (Would you believe the Sentinel Box?)! With Medical school on his mind, and several girls in his heart, Dennis has almost reached his goal. Best of luck, Dennis. Ronald Lynn Cowardin Biology, Infantry Pvt., RDC, Wrestling ludo, Cheerleader, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Newman Club, Monogram Club, Partying and Drink- ing Club. On the surface, Ron is a true hedonist. As the originator of hasa-Lai-ponce, he has spent many hours contemplating life and maybe a Pabst label. He has the ability to cheer up others simply by being there, by displaying that crooked grin, and spew- ing forth some Cowardin philosophy. Ron is also a man of many moods, and there is a deeper Ron that most don ' t see; yet, the few who do know this side of Ron value his friendship even more. He has a mind which is deep and probing and a complex personality to accompany it. Take care, Ron, and we ' ll meet you at the next rally in Canada, or maybe Tahiti. " BeachbaU " Kopecko S ' Lyman Riddick Brothers, III Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt, XO E Co., Honor Court, Rat Cross Country, Athletic Trainer, Intramural Volleyball, Basketball, Weight Training, YRC, VAS. Unlike most of us, Rick has had his feet on the ground since the first day our class marched through Jackson Arch. With medi- cine his first goal, this young man kept his nose in the books. At the same time, Rick knew that the academics weren ' t everything. A friendly smile and sense of responsibility were his trademarks. He was elected to one of our most cherished positions as an Honor Court Representative. Even though Rick could sleep it up on the weekends with the best, he was usually found taping together our football players and wrestlers as Head Trainer. With all this, he mysteriously found time to serve as Echo Company Exec, and part time sports car racer in his new MGB. Michael Allen Dellinger Economics, Armor Pvt., Fencing, Intramural Volleyball, Inter- varsity Christian Fellowship, Timmins So- ciety, AFC, IRC, Alphonzo Club. Life at VMI — Gus, Frances, Tom and Hank, E. Sue, Betsy, PT ' s, RDC, GC, 6-50, breach-block, Sara, Summer School, Drudik, Sweet William, Alphonzo Club, Dee, Crim- son Baroness, Trudy from Madison, Dion Wright, Sir John Warich, Dave and Smily Jack, Birdseed, FTX, Vicki, Lyn Ellen Bom- had, Ring Figure, Leigh, Guy, Lighting Joe, Rich, Dave, Brenda, Susi, Operation Flag-Staff, EC, SAE, Margie, Clubhouse, " Pot, " Johnny Pabst Blue Ribbon , Rat Graves, Foxy Dave, Crow ' s Nest, Sweet Lips, Art and Billy, Dewfus, " Gross Shoes, " Lord Byron, Killer, Rich, Economics, Whoopie-doo, most fun you can have without laughing, Singing and Swing. Dennis Jon Kopecko Richmond, Virginia Ronald Lynn Cowardin Richmond, Virginia Lyman Riddick Brothers, in Emporia, Virginia Michael Allen Dellinger Lynchburg, Virginia Thompson Osa Coryell History, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt, 2nd Bn. S-3, Intra- mural Volleyball, Cross Country, Political Science Society, IRC, VMI Religious Coun- cil, BSU, Cadet Battery. Although some doubted that he could long endure the stresses of being a mem- ber of the backbone of the corps, Os adapted with little difficulty, to his post as a first class private. A brief stint as a regi- mental first private helped to bridge the transition. Accounting seemed to occupy much of Tom ' s time. At least he spent many hours in the Economics Department. Contrary to popular opinion, it is possible to be in the good graces of a member of this notorious department. Despite originally being a loyal member of the " men in blue, " his interest in " the tube " led him inevitably to select the Artillery. As a member of the elite " stoop-poop " group, Tom gloried in revealing little known information of great significance to our daily mode of living. John Douglas Royster Economics, Armor Pvt., Rat Social Committee, Intramural Handball, Football, Volleyball, Glee Club, Pioneer Investment Club, Ghetto. Tex came to VMI with a chip on his shoulder, which was usually covered up by his long hair, and was the only Rat to think that there was a Ghetto on the fourth stoop. His struggle to fill his brothers shoes (Cadet Captain) was cut short by a cast on his foot, so he decided to let his hair grow for eight weeks. As a second, lohn found himself taking room orderly only once, and studying for final exams in the W L Law Library in civilian clothes. Tex has retained his individuality dur- ing his four years at VMI, but as far as the military is concerned, his biggest ques- tion has been, " Garnett . . . Who? " Richard Raymond Martinez, Jr. History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Intramural Football, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Armed Forces Club VP, Newman Club, Catholic Choir, Pres. ATD, Yankee Club. Out of Stony Point, New York, selling his tortillas and chilli peppers on the way, Senor Ricky came from the " Land of the VMI of the North. " Already he has gained much fame, especially in the never, never land of the Great White W — . The intensity of this great pass time will soon shrink to nothingness for Peter Fitzfenworth Anthony Armstrong lones-Smith Westminster, lunior will soon don the radiant blue uniform of the United States Air Force,, or should it be Farce, for five years (?). Into the Great FTX, Rick will bear with him pleas- ant memories of the fun-filled years of Institute Good Deals. " Come Iacko-0 Come. " Rick Martinez Thompson Osa Coryell Herndon, Virginia John Douglas Royster Lynchburg, Virginia Richard Raymond Martinez, Jr. Stony Point, New York John Richard Siegel White Stone, Virginia Robert Raymond Mitchell, Jr. Aberdeen, Maryland Catlin Emmett Tyler, Jr. Richmond, Virginia " Bob " Mitchell " Kit " Tyler John Richard Siegel Electrical Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Sup. Sgt., Distinguished Academic Stu- dent, DMS, Who ' s Who in American Col- leges, Rat Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, IEEE, Sigma Pi Sigma, Glee Club, Ring Figure Committee. Four years at the all-sheltering Insti tute have definitely contributed to shaping Rick ' s goal and ideals. Obtaining something from nothing, realizing feeling from the inanimate have been the goals, the gesture not taken for granted the ideal. Militarily, it was easy come, easy go. and the environment has been quite conducive in determining which careers not to follow. Blind optimism with ideas and friends have usually, resulted in a Fuam or accomplish- ment or satisfaction, graduate school and a military commitment will commence with graduation. Following this, Rick will hope- fully, be dominated again by that mirthful optimism. Robert Raymond Mitchell, Jr. History, Infantry Pvt.. 1st Sgt., DMS, Intramural Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country, RDC, Club 412, Armed Forces Club. Mitch might not have gotten as much rank as he wanted, but its a bet that few people ever had grubbier shoes, shirt or hat, and still ended up with stripes on his sleeves. It ' s also a bet that no one was more unsure about what he knew on a test and then ended up passing the thing. Nor are there many people who have been as sure of the girl as Mitch has been. You could put money on that tool. Having gone this far, you might as well bet your life that no better friend. Brother Rat, or man could be found. Catlin Emmett Tyler, Jr. History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Supply Sgt., Tennis. Kit Tyler came to us from Richmond, inheriting the Institute from his alumnus father. He has been one of our most ami- able classmates, and is especially noted for maintaining an open mind toward the Administration. His willingness to try to see Smith Hall ' s point-of-view has provided a great deal of guidance to some of us on more than one occasion in these past four years. At graduation then, the Institute will gain Kit as one of their staunchest alumni. To the class, he will remain one of the most dependable Brother Rats and to those of us who knew him well. Kit will continue to be one of our closest and most trusted friends. The best of everything, Kit. John William Bryant, II Biology, Infantry Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Volleyball, VAS, IRC. For Bill, as for most confident high school graduates, the VMI ratline was a harrowing experience. By the second semester, his grades and attitude improved, showing his adjustment to the new environment. The third class year afforded Bill an opportunity to try his leadership abilities under the VMI system. After two months, Bill proudly wore a clean sleeve for the rest of his cadetship. Most cadets remember Bill as the cadet who they saw only when he was headed to or from SSH to study. Even in his first class year. Bill awed the most dili- gent students with his relentless drive to- wards better grades. Although many people have had little opportunity to know Bill, those who have will never forget his warm friendship and his constant interest in others. One could hardly find a kinder and more faithful Brother Rat. Billy Bryant John Waiiam Bryant, II Columbus, Ohio Ken Perkins Lester Colter Martin Annandale, Virginia Kenneth James Perkins North Bergen, New Jersey Lester Colter Martin History, Infantry Pvt., 1st Sgt. (retired), Judo, Institute Car- toonist, All-Pro. 3rd Class year. " With all that money, think of the party you could throw. " A natural born hell- raiser from Annandale, Les came to these hallowed halls in search of college life. Much to his dismay, refrigerators and ice chests were unauthorized. As a life guard for several summers, he found a chance to improve his water safety, and an oppor- tunity to attend questionable social gather- ings with the opposite sex. It ' s not known where his artistic talents came from, but he managed to tie several of his BR ' s as the No. 1 artist in barracks. While attending these social functions, he took a dive one night which resulted in a new life, or rather a new outlook on life. Deb is perhaps the largest figure in our hero ' s life and the Air Mail romance is one to witness. A Cor- vette, a 5th, and Deb are LC ' s goals for the future. 142 Kenneth James Perkins History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., DAFS, Distinguished Academic Student, Who ' s Who in American Colleges, Intramural Softball, Cadet circulation Mgr., Ass ' t. Business Mgr., and Managing Editor, Bomb, Business, Manager Ring Figur e Magazine, Newman Club, English Society, Hop Floor Com., IRC, Vice Pres. Politi- cal Science Society, Armed Forces Club, Marshall Library Ass ' t. King of the permit and the one night term paper, the typewriter has never failed him. He has had permits approved to miss school, FTX, and practically every inspec- tion. His term paper grades were consistent with his intellect — outstanding. Ken put his typewriter to work for the Cadet and the Ring Figure Magazine. His unusual ability was recognized when he was named Managing Editor of the paper. He has since made that title synonomous with the term, " Voice of Dissent. " Ken has been quite active at VMI (and at Hollins, for that matter), and leaves quite a trail of academic distinctions, friends, and those never equaled permits. " Les " Martin Robert Sidney DeVos History, Artillery Pvt., DMS, Basketball, Cross Country. Ten- nis, Golf, Intramural Softball, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Fellowship of Chris- tian Athletes, Pioneer Investment Club, Monogram Club, Pittsburgh Club. Anyone not from VMI, seeing this guy tripping down the basketball court would say " who is this guy? " . Little does he know that this guy is " Ole Vos " . Vos is one of the most easy-going fellas in the class. No one has ever seen him in a ?(?? %. His philosophy in life is " Taking it easy, man! " , and he practices it to the greatest extent, even on the basketball court. He is truly one of the most popular guys in barracks. Robert Francis Powers, Jr. Biology, Air Force Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Rat, Varsity Golf, Intramural Football, Cross Country, Hand- ball, Girls, Studying, Newman Club, Wesley Foundation, Soul Brother, Tidewater Club, Young Republicans Warmonger, Wolf, Tied Down. Aside from all the fun, games, and good I have encountered at the Institute, I feel that my four years at VMI can best be expressed by borrowing a few lines from Robert Frost ' s poem " A Road Not Taken " : " I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. " Robert Francis Powers, Jr. Newport News, Virginia Robert Sidney DeVos McDonald, Pennsylvania Kenneth Michael Frick Civil Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Basketball, Baseball, Intramural Vol- leyball, Weight Training, ASCE, Newman Club, Dobyn ' s Coffee Hour, Brookside, Gim, Pittsburgh Club, Dyke, Section Marcher, Room Orderly, Horizontal Lab. Mike Frick is a rare occurence at VMI. Although garbed in a uniform, Mike re- mains a civilian determined to live comfort- ably and with little concern for regulations. Military Duty was quickly discarded in favor of basketball permit and an extended tour of gim duty. Commonly known as Morpheus and con- sidered a sleep research major, Mike has attained high standing in the CE Dept., proving fun and academic success can go hand-in-hand. Kenneth Michael Frick Ford City, Pennsylvania Myles David Gibbons Biology, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Wrestling, In- tramural Football and Wrestling, VAS, New- man Club, Fire Fighting Detail. Both in studies and athletics, Dave has performed well during his four years here. This year, even though he is an officer in the Corps, he ' s found himself situated in the ghetto; and he makes a good ghetto member. Dave has had four good years here at VMI — that is, as good as things can be! Although he adapted readily and willingly to military life, he also engaged in many of the extracurricular activities upon which the Institute is known to disapprove (togas and lim Beams)? He ' s also become an avid follower of Otis. His future plans include medical school followed by his military obligation. ' Wild Bill " Calfee Paul Wiseman Simmons English, Armor Pvt., Guidon, Intramural Volleyball. Paul was one of the few rats to finish his first year without losing his high school sweetheart, thus showing the appropriate- ness of his initials, " PW " . After his rat year, Paul continued to struggle up the " hill of science " for four years and three summers. It would be impossible to forget Paul ' s tremendous personality — his biting sarcasm and bitter scowl, have helped in making life bearable at the Institute. Many of us would be five year men had it not been for Paul ' s infamous economic devices. Although we have long forgotten what they stand for, many of these significant phrases still ring in our ears. We know Paul will succeed in anything he does. Myles David Gibbons Mt. Prospect, Illinois William Ernest Calfee Stamford, Connecticut Paul Wiseman Simmons Sehrell, Virginia William Ernest Calfee English, Armor Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural, Football, Volleyball and Baseball, Tanker Platoon, Armed Forces Club, Ranger Aggressor, MS Major. Bill ' s transcript will show he graduated an English major, but his Brother Rats will remember his as an MS major. Always hap- pier in a tank at White ' s Farm than in a carrel at Preston Library, Bill may be a little late for the Finals. He still wonders who told him the easy way through VMI was to become a Biology major and to make the boss ' s daughter. His first project failed, but the boss ' s daughter turned out to be a better woman than any man deserves. We wonder who will be happier in June; Bill, Ann, or the Institute. " PW Simmons Dave Gibbons John Jacob Davis Economics, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, Rat Social Committee, Rat Wrestling, Volleyball, Cadet Battery Commander, Political Science So- ciety, Fire Fighter, Bomb Staff. After four years of sheltered privations, most of us will leave this June with the traditional sheep-skin and gold bars, sym- bols of the " finished product, " the citizen soldier. By mid-summer, " good time " parties, Army life, and those short honeymoons will blur all those many crammed facts accumulated over the four years, making our degrees nothing more than recogni- tions of effort. As far as the gold bars . . . who will even try to remember the " tool- shed " or military duty. In the years to come, J. J. and the rest of us will recall those special hops — like our Ring Figure — those winning football games, and the many friends that made life worth- while at the Institute. Stephen Armstrong Strickler History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Sup. Sgt., DMS, Who ' s Who in Amer. Colleges, Intramural Basket- ball, Volleyball, Bomb Advertising Mana- ger and Business Manager, Hop and Floor Committee Business Manager, Tidewater Club, Vice President, Ring Committee, Publications Board. " Strick " hails from the swamplands of Tidewater. His Va. Beach tradition con- tinued at VMI as Steve and his red Pontiac were seldom around on Saturday night. Due to his chronic sickness during CCQ, Steve was the cause of Room 250 making their infamous trip to the OC ' s hole one Sunday morning. This almost doomed Ring Figure in more ways than one, yet Steve still received his precious stone. One wonders how Steve managed to keep his stripes. His ulterior motive was prob- ably so that he could find his blouse among the apartment ' s clean sleeves. " Strick, " Good luck in law school next year! John Jacob Davis Charlotte, North Carolina Guy Alpheus Wilson Columbus, Georgia Stephen Armstrong Strickler Virginia Beach, Virginia Guy Alpheus Wilson Biology, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl, Sgt., Capt., 2nd Bn. Cmdr., DMS, DAS, Intramural Basketball, Weight Training, Rat Basketball, Wesley Founda- tion, Gloria, IRC, Timmins Society, FTX Inf. Camp Cmdr., Sabre Comm., Hardaway Scholarship, Paul S. Newmeyer Award, Lem- muel-McKenzie-Long-Jarman Award, Army ROA Medal, Honor Court. Excellence speaks for itself; Guy Wilson is the epitome of success at VMI. Possessing a brilliant mind and the gift of leadership, Guy has garnered academic stars, command of the 2nd battalion, and election to the Honor Court. What moti- vates him? A lovely southern belle named GLORIA has undoubtedly exerted a power- ful influence. Although number two at VMI, every- one knows, in his heart, Guy deserves to be number one; he tries harder. . . Guy ' s future is filled with promise. To an outstanding Brother Rat, we wish the best of luck and enduring happiness. Steve Strickler " Jago " Stetson Lawrence Jago Stetson Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Soccer, Football, Softball, Volleyball, Newman Club, YRC, Political Science Society, Tidewater Club. Larry, a native of Suffolk, Virginia, is a real co-ordinator and mover. Everyone in barracks has met Larry. This includes the underclassmen. Larry has helped the First Class greatly by assistance in purchase of cars and insurance. He has also done his share on the soccer field. Larry had a great deal to do with the forming of this club. Oh! Let ' s don ' t forget to mention that good ole ' Larry lives in the Ghetto section of barracks. Larry intends to fulfill his military re- quirements in the Navy as a pilot after graduation. Lawrence Jago Stetson Suffolk, Virginia William Bogart Holland English, Armor Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Baseball, Volleyball, Football, English Society, Cadet Staff, Pioneer Investment Club, Hop and Floor Committee, Ring Committee, Tidewater Club President, YRC. Don ' t let this man ' s sharp features and sinister Mexican Bandito laugh fool you he is actually quite soft hearted. Some girls would dispute this, yet other girls know it. A cadet with nerves of cold steel, " Bogie " has been known to get a case of the D.T. ' s while in tense situations, such as the time he was bodily tossed out of the Com- mandant ' s Office. Bogie ' s cynical approach to life at VMI (and anywhere else for that matter) plus his diabolical W. C. Fields sense of humor make him a constant source of enjoyment to all who come within his sphere of influ- ence. " Bogie ' s " interest in areas other than academics have left him with a well fought for 2.0 average. " Bogie " Holland William Bogart Holland Suffolk, Virginia Gil Piddington Gilbert William Piddington Physics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., 1st Sgt., Lt., DMS, Intramural Basketball, Football, American Institute of Physics, Bomb Staff, Glee Club, Chapel Choir. The " Geator with the Heater, " one of B Co ' s most popular lieutenants, was a member of the " Mallory Mob " for four years, and he astounded the physical world with the concept of " Piddington Space. " Unknown to most, Gil has a talent for painting grass red. As a second, he left his mark in Norfolk on the VAS trip and surfed to the sinks in his Hobie T-shirt during CCQ as a third. Pid won honors at summer camp with his VMI attitude and looks forward to becoming a " jet jockey. " Best of luck in the future to a good friend and great Brother Rat. Gilbert William Piddington Washington Township, New Jersey John Lawrence Hart, Jr. Biology, Navy Pvt., Head Mgr. of Cross-Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Cadet Waiter, Bomb, BSU, Religious Council, Monogram Club, Bloodmobile Comm., Emblem Comm. John came to VMI as another " Roanoke Rat. " At least he was a happy Rat; he always seemed to smile even though there was nothing really to smile about. However, his Romantic tribulations have finally lead to happiness. Being the only Navy Man in VMI, John had sort of a special " claim to fame. " We know that John will make one of the finest Naval Officers ever to graduate from VMI. We wish to thank John for the time and effort he has devoted to the Track team and for the many permits, and getting the Track team out of inspections. John Lawrence Hart, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia William Goff Davis History, Armor Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Basketball, Soft- ball, Brookside, Washington St. Discotheque, Pinball Champ, MYF. West Va.-Ha! You know a lot about it — Right? Go to Florida much, Rat? Listen Man! He ran society in Lexington from June to September. J.M.H. One Blue, Helen! Washington Street Discotheque . . . How about Brookside? He ' s pretty capable, Pine Room , Zolloman ' s — Crazy. You ever missed a B-ball game? Hell no! Go Mounties! They won ' t cut my hair at camp — Sure! Don ' t bug me man, I ' ve got a lotta jack riding on it — girls jetting in from Fred- burg, Row-noke, East Lexington. Nothing frosts me — just this joint, tool shed, rankers, m.o. dogs-Dah-e-muff! So long Lou, Norm, yellow walls. So long Graves, we ' ll miss ya buddy. Groovey " Davis William Goff Davis New Castle, Delaware John Edward Kemper Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Varsity Basketball, Rat Basketball, Baseball, Co-Capt. Basketball, YRC, Fellow- ship of Christian Athletes, Bee ' s Nest, Club " 69 " . Yep girls, that ' s him. VMI ' s own HOT DOG, Johnny Kemper. He ' s the only man in Barracks with a manager to schedule dates and public appearances, sign auto- graphs, and swat flies. His tenure at VMI has turned out better than the college careers of most Minks. Kempo, always flashing a mischievous grin, has been quick to make his place in life a good one. On the basketball court, at parties, or just walking around coed campuses, he displays a confidence in himself that can be accepted by all who come in contact with him. There ' s nary a fly on Kempo. " Kempo " Kemper John Edward Kemper Alexandria, Virginia Gregory Charles Lee Forest City, North Carolina William David Robertson Norfolk, Virginia Jackson Durham Bareford Tappahannock, Virginia Gregory Charles Lee Biology, USMC Pvt., Rat Swimming, Intramural Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Scouter ' s Club, SCUBA, Religious Council, Lutheran Club Vice-President, Rangers, Comman- dant ' s Trophy for Ranger Stakes Cham- pionship, Chief Instructor. Out of the hills came " the kid " looking for that big party in the sky. Keeping in mind his real purpose at college (a fifth a day keeps the blues away), Greg set off to blaze a trail . . . across the demerit sheets, the front of barracks and girls ' schools. Greg ' s only regret was there was only one Saturday night in a week. Between nights at Johnny ' s and the touch football games in rain and snow, it is a wonder that Greg survived his four years. Come to think of it, there were some close calls. Believing that studying was a mark of a diseased mind, Greg, nevertheless, managed to make a commendable record in Doc ' s curriculum. William David Robertson Chemistry, Infantry Pvt., Regt. Color Sgt., Judo Club, Basket- ball, Volleyball, Football, Handball, ACS, Religious Council, President, State Presi- dent, Glee Club, Tilly William ' s Club, Nub Club. Mit hiss gut biidder RATEN Villie leafs die Enstituten less anudder ' gtit guy. ' Off course Villie hates to leaf the school in vitch he learnen so much, like: Brudder Raten ist ein vun-vay streeten; Rauchen die cigarettes ist ein ugly habit; civilian clothesen can be grosse trouble; und dat ein 4-year fraiilein ist die vun dat deserven die diploma. Villie machen great commaraden uber hiss Zimmeraten sehr gut und room rit dem for die 4-years. So vit hiss saber und hiss fraiilein Villie vill attacken die world vit great gusto after graduation. GUt Luken Brudder Rat! Jackson Durham Bareford Biology, Artillery Pvt., Sgt., Gymnastics, Intramural Gym- nastics, 1st Class Auto Committee, Fire- fighters. Jack is probably one of the best liked Brother Rats of the Class of ' 68. His easy going personality has enabled him to weather many storms both here and at home. His trials with Cheryl and his battles with the Physics department have not stopped him. He has never lost sight of the meaning of Brother Rat, and his desire to be of some help to his fellow man will most assuredly help him succeed in whatever field he may choose after graduation. So, four years, three summer sessions, and many girls later, " Smiling Jack " is still smiling! He deserves the best; and the Class of ' 68 wi shes him the best of luck in the future. Jack Bareford Greg Lee A. B. F. Wright " Tic-Tac " Thacker Vic Huang Michael Charles Thacker Civil Engineer, Infantry Pvt., Football, Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, AFC. Whenever there ' s a party, you ' ll find Whacker right in the middle of it. He makes his home in any ABC store which is con- venient. At VMI he distinguished himself as captain of the lim Beam Relay team which was made up of an all-star cast. Mike ' s love life has been quite dubious and it will probably remain so for many years to come. Mike has been a true friend in the past years, always ready to help any- one who needed it, especially with his pocketbook. Take it easy, buddy, and hold your temper. Berry Franklin Wright, Jr. Civil Engineering, Armor Pvt., Intramural Football, Volleyball, Basket- ball, ASCE Vice President. VMI did not know what it was letting itself in for when the " Ashland Flash " entered Jackson Arch. Through his warm and friendly personality, " Cheeks " won many friends and helped lighten the load of burdens we had to bear for four grueling years. From his intricate mental system, such phrases as " Mother Goose, " " Made the team, but not the PX team, " " Maintain squad cool, " and " Handy-dandy double- decker dashboard . . . , " spread through barracks. Berry ' s many triumphs in the Civil Engineering Department cannot be de- nied, for he applied himself to his work in a diligent manner. Whatever he may at- tempt, however, we feel sure Berry will suc- ceed, and the Class of ' 68 wishes both him and Mary Franklin the best of luck. Victor Kuo-Liang Huang Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Soccer Club, Intramural Soccer, Vol- leyball, IEEE Chairman, Sigma Pi Sigma Cadet Staff, IRC Treasurer, V-P. It didn ' t take Vic long to gain the respect and admiration of his Brother Rats and the faculty because of his honesty, sincerity, and intelligence. His ability to understand and sympathize with the problems faced by others is truly exceptional. The " China Man " not only proved him- self to be scholarly, but also adept in soccer. VMI Barracks is well acquainted with the " chink ' s " famous picture collection which verifies that he has a beautiful girl in every port. The Class of ' 68 will remember this dedicated Brother Rat because of his won- derful personality and versatility that will certainly bring him repeated success. Michael Charles Thacker Roanoke, Virginia Berry Franklin Wright, Jr. Ashland, Virginia Victor Kuo-Liang Huang Singapore Curtis Wayne Beach Biology, Artillery Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Basketball, FCA, Monogram Club. " Stand up when I talk to you trooper! " Good golly, Curtis, cold water and clean linen. How could we forget that shot from three rows back in the stands that burned the net at Wake Forest, or Kangaroo Curtis ' s two hand dunk. Jetting in for a date in Tampa or a weekend on the Jersey Shore were common for our boy. " Listen, baby, lets get this straight, don ' t try and get serious about me. Just a good time. " " Let ' s go to Roanoke, " was your battle cry — all the way to the Sup ' s Office. From the Basketball court to the dance floor of a Pine Room party, Curtis epito- mizes the true Christian athlete! Your quiet concern and quick smile gained the respect of all who were lucky enough to call you our friend. Curtis Wayne Beach Salem, Virginia Paul Frederic Chamberlin Falls Church, Virginia Paul Frederic Chamberlin History, Artillery Pvt., DMS, Gymnastics Club, Manager, In- ternational Relation Club, Young Republi- cans Club, Bomb Staff. If there were ever instant doubts about a person, it would have had to be about the Weasel. Anyone would think twice about a man whose father is a minister, and whose mother works for the big brass in the Pentagon. If you once get beyond these potential mind-blowers, however, and venture to talk to Paul, you will discover a great mind — greater than his grades. He also has a definite set of goals, great ideals, and a sense of humor. Paul ' s cadet life has been a combination of athletics, studies, an avid interest in the welfare and discipline of New Cadets, and frequent encounters with a certain young lady from Hollins Colleg e. Although at this point Paul is undecided as to whether to pursue a career in the Artillery or to follow his natural bent as an equestrian, we are sure he will do well in whatever he finally decides. Gung- Ho, baby! " PF " Chamberlin Robert Saunders Steele, II Chester, Virginia Robert Saunders Steele, II Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Lt„ RDC, Intramural Volley- ball, ASCE, Chairman of Cadet Social Committee, Floor Committee. " Chilrun, once der wuz a man call hisse ' f Epamonodus an ' he wa ' n ' t fas ' as motz. His Mammy an ' Pappy put in da long hours at da big white man ' s place name o ' Lopin ' ' long Farms an ' dey scaid up ' nough ' withall to sent Epamonondus off ta learnin ' ' bout books an ' whatall. He set to learnin ' sa hawd dat dey ' nounced him academic ' ly extinguished an ' de ol ' fo ' ks ' ould enjoy ' t so ' s ' ey ' d set all night an ' sing in da moon- light ' bout his praises an ' ' complishments. Epamonondus wo ' k so ha ' d an ' come so decaded dat he ' cided to continue right on th ' ough de growin ' seas ' n come summe ' . Ev ' y nowanden he ' d hav ' to up an ' make onto some recrationment an ' he ' d cou ' t de wimin. Now he ain ' too fas ' so ' s das awright but if de gal is eq ' ly unfast an ' de same speed, too, den de bofe an ' two gits along fine. He can whup up some ' mazin ' soun ' s wit ' no rehussin ' ' tall an ' he studied at pigs an ' sows ' nough to talk to ' em an ' hav ' his questions ans ' d ' spectably, too. " " Yucca " Yurachek Robert Francis Yurachek Chemistry, Artillery Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Capt., A. Co. Comman- der, DAS, DMS, Who ' s Who in Amer. Col- leges, Honor Court V.P., Rat Basketball, ACS, Sigma Pi Sigma Pres., Timmins Society Pres., Chemical Rubber Company Award, Escort of 1967 Homecoming Queen. Ole ' Bob is just not what he appears to be. But there is one facet of his appearance which is correct, he can ' t keep his eyes open. Bob is a man of many interests; his greatest, however, is people, for he can ' t resist a good conversation with anyone. He can be found every night after taps discussing coming parties, Institute crises, or someone else ' s problems; never his own. " Yucca ' s " an incorrigible egotist; yet you can ' t help loving him more for it. He is one of the few people who can poke fun at himself and still come out a winner. Who else didn ' t make it to BRC once during cadre? He is the War Hawk of the Honor Court, and our favorite Tiger. May all your test tubes be filled with dexedrine and Ann. Robert Francis Yurachek Richmond, Virginia Dick Wood " Val " Sledd Richard Henry Wood Biology, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., 1st Bn. Adj., DAFS, Intramural Volleyball, Weight Training, BSU, Social Chairman, Cmdt. Award, Glee Club Pres., Hop Committee V.P., Richmond Club, Bermuda Club, FIP. Dick came to VMI from the John Marshall Cadet Corps in Richmond, and stepped into the system with very little trouble. After playing the game during first semester, he began to show his talents second semester as he joined the " Canary Club. " Third Class years seem to be dull at the Institute, but Dick ' s was not that way at all as he hit Bermuda during his Spring Fur- lough. After his Second Class year, summer camp provided Dick with the opportunity to show his real ability. His flight in a F-106 at camp intrigued him into the FIP program his First Class year. Dick ' s future in the medical field should be a rewarding one. He leaves VMI behind, but VMI and his Brother Rats will long remember him. Alvin DuVal Sledd, Jr. Civil Engineer, Air Force Pvt.. Sgt., Lt., Judo, Intramural Volleyball, ASCE, IRC, Political Science Society. The " AD " left Richmond to become a member of Virginia ' s Corps of hermits. His cool attitude towards " Rats " and stripes has made life at the Institute a little more interesting for him. Although he was a conscientious student, he took every op- portunity to rejoin the civilian ranks and take advantage of its pleasures. We will never forget the tales of Virginia Beach and his battles with the opposite sex. No one has ever worked harder at VMI than Val. He has gained the respect of all his Brother Rats, and we know that there will be no holding him back. Richard Henry Wood Richmond, Virginia Alvin DuVal Sledd, Jr. Richmond, Virginia 151 Graham Chandler Williams Clarksville, Virginia John Thomas Province Falls Church, Virginia Graham Chandler Williams Biology, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt, Capt., 1st Bn Commander, DMS. Intramural Volleyball, Football, Episcopal Chaplain ' s Committee, Religious Council, Fire Fighter, Commanders, Ring Figure Committee. Straight from a place called Clarksville came a " plain old country folk " called G. C. Endowed with the VMI family tradi- tion, he too, left contributions. No sooner than after the Rat Line, Chandler started his way into the barracks business world. He was known as the " Barracks Jew " having his fingers in the finances of the entire Corps. Aside from other activities, he became known as a " Ranker. " His personality combined with his " fog horn " voice made him First Bat- talion Commander. Chandler ' s determination and outgoing personality leave a lasting impression. What- ever his future brings, beware, he ' s going to be remembered. John Thomas Province History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Executive Committee, General Committee, RDC Chairman, Intra- mural Soccer, Boxing, Judo, English Society, Dean ' s List, Civil War Roundtable, Knights of Chastity, Armed Forces Club, " Conduct Prejudicial to the Good Order and Disci- pline of the Corps Award, " Cobra. The man whose mere cadetship has been " prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the Corps, " Tom gave himself and his plastic face to his class and the Corps and to the Rats in whom they could not rejoice. (Thank You.) His ingrained sense of right and wrong, probably more wrong than right, sends him to W L Law School with whom must be the most tolerant person in the world — Sue. She will learn that mother- hood and apple pie are not necessarily good at all come August 1968. Lord only grant that he may wrong the civil rights of others. Creigh Johnson Kelley Westport, Connecticut Creigh Johnson Kelley English, Artillery Pvt., DMS, Cross Country Co-Captain, Track Co-Captain, English Society, Bomb Circulation Staff, Monogram Club, Barber, Otis Redding Fan Club, Ring Committee. His first name sets him apart, and rightly so, for he is a truly unique individual. He is a flurry of flying hair whirling desperately around a track. He is a curious mixture of mild apathy and intense interest typified by his running, or as a fine-all-the- time soul brother at a mind-bending session (like the one at UNC, and the great ones he hosted in Richmond at his own Promised Land Part II). He is a man who has the confidence and ability to live meaningfully. He is Creigh. Chandler Williams " Littledrudick " Province Leslie Poe Ridout, Jr. Economics, Armor Pvt., Lt., Gymnastics, Intramural Volleyball, Armed Forces Club, Monday Bowling League, V.P., First Class Auto Committee, Big Tube Committee, Magnificent Seven, Unfortunate Five. Les ' s Rat year consisted of bothersome waiting periods between furlough and hop weekends and his dread of confinement during one of these periods resulted in a still clean record at the RDC, G.C., and Commandant ' s Office. His ambitions to be a Rat Daddy quickly fell by the wavside as many an erring freshman will testify. His devotion to privatedom gave way his First Class year to stripes and a saber. We wish the best in the future first with treadheads, but eventually in the world of finance to one of the Magnificiant Seven and a man we are proud to call Brother Rat. Mike Michelson Slick " Wilkinson Michael Louis Michelson Chemistry, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Intramural Basketball, Cross Country. ACS, Sec.-Treas.. V.P., Wes- ley Foundation. AFC, Nub Club, Organic Popcorn Club, Rat Lab Instructor, BRSR Club. And with Mike came Hank Williams, rest his soul. Mike was a member of the infamous " 13 " or the Nub Club. He also participated in the organic popcorn parties held at Club Maury-Brooke. Ethanol has played a significant role in his cadetship. It helped him fall off a sink, and because of it on Founder ' s Day, the right hand wall of the Lyric Theater changed. We ' ll alwavs remember his adventure on the block in Baltimore over Christmas. This was so widely known that his name was inscribed on the last bar stool on the left in Gaiety Bar — lasting tribute to a fine Cadet and a great Brother Rat. Richard Franklin Wilkinson, Jr. Economics, Infantry Pvt., Track, Intramural Volleyball, Water Polo, Cadet, Bomb, Sounding Brass-Mgr. Editor, Eng. Soc, Pioneer Investment Club, IRC, Pol. Science Soc, Lejune Hall Recep- tionist, Bermuda Club, Johnny ' s. Then there was Slick, fresh off the ship from Japan. Slightly naive in mind, soul and body, he was convinced that VMI would mold him into the All-American that he knew lay inside. Midway through his Rat year, he was introduced to two truly influential friends, the hay monster and yes, booze. Moral corruption seemed in- evitable. As a dedicated L.A., Slick was mainly interested in literature and philosophy. Un- fortunately he was forced to spend most of his cadetship fighting against the tyranny of the Economics Department. By nature overly romantic, four years of privations, have not dampened his enthusiasm for the " outside. " Leslie Poe Ridout, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia Michael Louis Michelson Aberdeen, Maryland Richard Franklin Wilkinson, Jr. Arlington, Virginia ■Ill Skip " Roberts Kevin John Henry History, Infantry Pvt., Rat Football, Intramural Football, Basketball. Pioneer Investment Club, New- man Club, Hop and Floor Committee, Ghetto. Devils in Baggies . . . Double Back Hog Growler . . . knew how to get in the hostile discotheque when he had to . . . Language lab was not worth it . . . got Dix into Harvard all by himself . . . been known to close up a D.C. bar or two . . . B.A. in back pocket, jumping off the tower at Benning ... he wiped what on you, Honey? . . . he ' s a real mongater . . . Park cars much? . . . Wash Area . . . gotta have a gator . . . danced on the pipes at the Pine Room . . . got mono and disqualified 154 from a sure IGBL title . . . my boy can eat 50 eggs. Well I.B., he ' s gettin ' tired of the Ghetto ... Ft. Benning ' s not such a bad place to live — muf. Take care of the old mongater. he ' s a good man and you ' re the main squeeze. George Hubert Roberts, Jr. History, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track. Monogram Club, DAS, Who ' s Who in American Colleges. Skip came to VMI apprehensively, but rapidly changed to a feeling of modified calm, and a thorough understanding of what he must do to succeed in life. Kay ' s golden-haired Rat wasted little time establishing himself in the classroom as well as on the track. SkiD has never slackened his desire to do his best, whether winning records in track or by three years of wearing " stars " hampered only by a Scotsman ' s ingratitude. Kay and Marshall can feel proud, in helping Skip become agressive. We wish him and Kay much happiness and success in the future. George Hubert Roberts, Jr. Petersburg, Virginia " Mongater " Henry Kevin John Henry Arlington, Virginia Henry Branch Johnson, III Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt., Rat Indoor and Outdoor Track, Soccer, Intramural Football, Basketball, Glee Club, Northern. Va. Club Treas., lohnny ' s Lunch and Supper Club. Hank Johnson Henry Branch Johnson, III Rockville, Maryland Arthur Finley Barfield Norfolk, Virginia Arthur Finley Barfield Electrical Engineering, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DMS, IEEE, Giant Killer, Mad B Society. Bouncing through the arch in September of 1964 came " little Fin " in hot pursuit of the fairer sex. His sheepishly innocent little grin aided the hunter in his quest. And the chase went on. In his Third Class year a certain brunette entered his life. A disagreement followed which was resolved later that summer at twilight on a sandlot. From that moment forth, the hunter became the hunted. And the chase went on. His First Class year saw his membership in Club 17 threatened, and his stripes almost disappeared. As he now departs the Institute, the chase goes on. . . . " Barf " Barfield Stephen Joseph Powers Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., Who ' s Who in Amer. Colleges, Rat Basketball, Tennis, Varsity Basketball Co- Capt.. ASCE. Basketball Scrapbook, Fellow- ship of Christian Athletes, Monogram Club, South Carolina Delta Chapter, Ghetto. Tarzanic Steve has seen a long four years here at the Institute, and many years from now he may wonder whether it was all worthwhile. We will remember the steadying influence your leadership and spirit gave to our Big Red team. Who can ever forget the last game Coach Lefty and Davidson played in the Lion ' s Den when " The Hoover " cleaned the boards for 28 big rebounds — a school record? I am sure that ' s in the SCRAPBOOK. As much as basketball and his hay have meant to this M.O. Dog, only one person has been able to slow him down. Well, Elayne, no more weekends at Grandma ' s. Stephen Joseph Powers McMurray, Pennsylvania t 0ma £ SSk SSfe(»£w r . -; fKlbk- k -- " ' . Km iri dfl r i§ " Heavy " Sebren George Hall Sebren Economics, Air Force Pvt., Supply Sgt., Class Committee, Wres- tling, Track, Soccer Club, Intramural Foot- ball, Basketball, FIP, Representative for VASG, Religious Council, Tidewater Club, Ghetto, Great Blizzard of ' 67, Spirit of ' 68 Committee, Hop Escort, Tobacco and Harvest Bowl Escort, Magnifiicent Seven, Unfortunate Five. Out of the sun and fun of the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, ripping the girls off his back, hell-bent for a flying career, displaying smiling eyes, and apple cheeks, came Heavy. A loyal supporter of athletics. Heavy was one of the main forces behind the Spirit of ' 68. His famous paint jobs will long be remembered by friend and foe alike. When graduation finally comes, the stormy road will be over for one Brother Rat who will continue as a loyal and constant friend to all those with whom he has aligned himself. 155 George Hall Sebren Norfolk, Virginia The First Class Johnny Johnston " Skip " Harding John Ardell Johnston History, Armor Pvt., Wrestling, Tr ack, AFC, IRC, Tide- water Club, Number One Club. John is truly one of our class ' s unrec- ognized and outstanding individuals. For his artistic attempts to convey his dis- pleasure with our shortened Christmas Fur- lough, he received four long months to reflect upon his methods. Johnny is par- ticularly glad that those Pie-In-The-Sky Awards in the outside world aren ' t deter- mined by who has the least demerits. During our four years, J. A. has spent time on the wrestling mats and in the books. After graduation Johnny will devote his efforts to teaching accompanied by his faithful sidekick Blair. Best of everything to one of our most sincere Brother Rats. Richard Simms Wallach Economics, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt, Lt., DMS, Swimming, Gymnastics, Tennis, Intramural Gymnas- tics, Volleyball, Cross Country Run, Sec. of Political Science Society, IRC, Executive Committee of YRC, Tanker Platoon, Rangers, AFC. Dick has made two almost fatal mistakes since his appearance at the Institute: the first, nonchalantly strolling through Jack- son Arch and immediately breaking out in tears of laughter, the other, not being quite so humorous, was a long four year struggle with the Colonel which was definitely " touch-and-go " for awhile. Being pretty much of a straight arrow did not keep Dick from " signing the sheet. " In all seriousness, there isn ' t much that this Brother Rat won ' t do to help a friend in a tight spot. A career in the Army is Dick ' s goal, but let it be known to all that there is no rank among Brother Rats. Alan Gibbs Harding Biology, Air Force Pvt., Track, Varsity Baseball, Intramural Football, Basketball, YRC, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Monogram Club. As a Rat, Skipper found out late that conspiracy against the Institute can be costly. Still he did invite Haley Mills to finals — she didn ' t make it. As a third, Skip realized that Governors are not bad guys, and tape recorders can be fun. As a sophomore, Skipper started for the varsity nine and even obtained his own personal cheering section. During his junior year, " the Kid " was plagued by an injury to Miss Jibo. He had to break a girl ' s arm to make her say " yes. " During his Ring Figure, it appeared that the New York Yankees had lost out in the draft to Miami. However, he still managed to lead the Keydets in batting that year and to be elected captain of the team for his senior year. John Ardell Johnston Norfolk, Virginia Richard Simms Wallach Warrenton, Virginia Alan Gibbs Harding Arlington, Virginia Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, III Alexandria, Virginia Thomas Stanley Jeffrey, III History, Infantry Pvt., L.Cpl., Cpl., Sgt., Rat Baseball, Intra- mural Volleyball, Basketball. Softball, New- man Club, Rangers, Club 412. " Hey, Tom wake up! " That has a some- what familiar ring to it. But to really characterize Tom Jeffrey, let it be forth- with known that nobody has ever waited until the last second to begin planning the accomplishment of an overwhelming task and then pulled off the maneuver with such finesse as Tom has: nobody else could be that lucky. But then, who is the only Brother Rat to have been a Lance Corporal. Corporal, Sergeant, and Cadet Captain(?)? Answer that question, Tom. Wake up! Tom! Zzzzz!!! That has a familiar ring. Robert Warren Sagnette, Jr. Roanoke, Virginia Robert Warren Sagnette, Jr. Biology, Armor Pvt., L.Cpl., Gymnastics-Co-Captain, Track, Intramural Gymnastics, Cross Country. ASCE, Newman Club. Richmond Club, Roanoke Club, First Rat Sentinel, Cadet Coa ch-P.E. Dept., Number Three Club, Rack Lab. Sag is a bright young treadhead who made only one big mistake according to him — coming here. But for us, his Brother Rats, we feel he was a great guy to share our Freshman year with. Sag took an immediate interest in Gym- nastics, but not wanting to be set in his ways he added confinement. FCD, Austra- lia, and flying saucers in his First Class Year. A fine biologist and a hard worker he may someday get all the bugs out of Army tanks. Bob will certainly go far; may all your Martian friends be peaceful. William Waller Cloyd Lynchburg, Virginia William Waller Cloyd English, Infantry Pvt., Intramural Cross-Country, Soccer, Gymnastics, Westminster Fellowship, IRC. AFC, Scuba Club, Scouter ' s Club, Bridge Club. Cadet Staff. Clod came into the arch determined to be a success at VMI. He has developed his academic inclinations to such an extent — courtesy Lynchburg College campus — that he has resided in Lexington for the last 3 summers. As the ideal LA, he has succeeded in the finer arts: bridge, pool, secretary chasing. PXology, car racing and Big Tube testing. In the perfection of these important aspects of a Cadet ' s life, " Clod " has been rewarded by AP. A smashed MG grill is tucked neatly beneath his bed. The only field left for Ole Will to master is Spanish 102 or Sp. 612. Tom Jeffrey " Clod " Cloyd John Cooper Lane Mathematics, Air Force Pvt., L.Cpl., Sgt., Lt., DAFS, Intramural Volleyball, Softball, Debate Society, Armed Forces Club, Radio Club, Concert Band. After a relatively uneventful Rat Year " Joisey " recorded some interesting incidents at the Institute. For instance, he blew his first chance for a semester break by picking up his sixteenth demerit on the last day of the demerit period. His second class year, John found out just before Ring Figure that his date " won ' t be coming. " This year he was boned by his own tac for " requiring an unauthorized check formation, " some- thing he didn ' t do. John straightened that out just in time to take a week-end, from which he returned three hours and seven minutes late. Seriously, as John prepares to leave VMI, he knows that he leaves with high rank, good grades, and a wonderful girl. r-SP John Cooper Lane Franklin Lakes, New Jersey Archer Lee Richardson, III Physics, Infantry Pvt., Supply Sgt., Distinguished Military Student, Coach of Rat Swimming Team, Handball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Ameri- can Institute of Physics, Westminster Fel- lowship, Aquatics Club, Paper Airplane Club. The rat year for Archer was not as difficult in some ways as it was for others because of his good high school background. As an upperclassman, he ran into a few academic problems and changed majors from Math to Physics. Brother Rat " red- head " tried to save his brother from West Point, but failed miserably. Socially, Archer has grown increasingly successful, but is still unattached. Few people will ever forget his sincerity to his Brother Rats. With such worthy devotion to his Brother Rats and personal charac- teristics. Archer should no doubt be suc- cessful in whatever he undertakes. siUMhi.yr ' The Sly Red Fox " Richardson, in Archer Lee Richardson, III Richmond, Virginia " Concept " Andrews Jackson Montgomery Andrews, IV History, Armor Pvt., Rat Track, Varsity Tennis, Intramural Basketball, Volleyball, Cadet Staff, " Con- cept, " Hop and Floor Committee, Bermuda Club, P.T.s, " Fugitive. " We have spent many hours trying to phrase Jack in this little space. The task has proven difficult since he is not an ordi- nary person. Jack has spent much of his time here at the Institute putting our gripes and feelings into words, in doing so he has helped unify us all. If just for this alone, his influence on the Class has been con- siderable. But that ' s not all. " Jacky " is one of the few people who has the quality of standing up for what he really believes (right or wrong). His astute observations about the Institute have touched the con- science of cadets and alumni alike. Wherever he turns up, he brings with him a certain zest which brightens up everything. Whether at column writing or tennis playing or party making or love making, Jack adds a little something extra. Wherever he goes, there will be something extra. Jackson Montgomery Andrews, IV Louisville, Kentucky Frank Dixon McElwee, Jr. Mathematics, Air Force L.Cpl.. St., Lt., DAS Honor Court, Rat Cross Country, Golf, Varsity Golf, Intra- mural Basketball, ACS, FIP, Monogram Club, Ghetto, South Carolina Delta Gator Club, Brookside Discotheque. Dix is the smoothest, calmest, and most serene individual ever to press up the hill of science. F.E.I., McElwee was the only man in the ghetto with a spit shine rag. Golfer- extrordinaire. oT Dix, was at home on the Cascades, but found Lexington bearable! Never one to trust a Mormon. Dix un- covered greener pastures. He even got one Duke goat. Always a zip, zap, zoomie, Frank may be the first to have a glen plaid flight suit. Say, do they make planes with four-on-the-floor? Sash, saber, stripes, and you didn ' t even send us up. Boss, you were too good to us (and good for us). He ' s a quiet man, but he ' s quite a man! Frank Dixon McElwee, Jr. Centreville, Mississippi " Dixie " McElwee Rick Butterworth Richard Arthur Butterworth Mathematics, Air Force Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Indoor Track. Swimming. Intramural Volleyball, Basket- Ball. Timmins Society. Firefighting, Emblem Committee. Yankee Club. After entering VMI, Rick soon discovered that he did not exactly agree with the philosophy of VMI. The result was that his hair began to grow long, and he began to study for a degree in Barracks law. He easily maintained a B average. In his spare time, he worked as a professional tutor, philoso- pher, and match-maker. When he wasn ' t attending class, the PX, or helping someone, there could be seen the effects of a dread disease which plagued him throughout his cadetship " Hay " fever. We know Rick will go far after leaving VMI. but hopefully not in the Air Force. Richard Arthur Butterworth Duxbury, Massachusetts " Sweetlips " Buchanan ML Buchanan, Jr. History, USMC Pvt., Sgt., 1st Sgt., Rat Swimming, Gym- nastics, Wednesday-Saturday Afternoon Gun and Hiking Club, Rat Typist Bomb, AFC, Orgies Anon. From a military school to VMI came a determined (though worried and confused) ML Buchanan. Like most cadets, two men view the world from beneath the visor of his garrison cap. One is the man eager to do his best to succeed at what he considers important, and the other who is always willing to set aside his immediate worries, and do his best for his Brother Rats. The Marine Corps will gain a good man who has been a good Brother Rat. Good luck, ML, in all that you come across. ML Buchanan, Jr. Concord, North Carolina Lewis Richard White Civil Engineering, Artillery Pvt., RDC, Rat Football, Track, Swimming, Intramural Football, Softball, ASCE, Mono- gram Club. Recruited as one of Chuck McGinnis ' wonders, his first exposure to VMI was from the inside of a Cadillac. Then he met a someone . . . from Christ Church was she. Had a rookie named Cotton and slept with a lug of beer. His second class year, Lewis became a teeny bopper, became a Captain. Kept Cowardin from running away from school. Perhaps Lewis ' versatility can best be shown by his dubious election to the RDC and achievement of Dean ' s List in January. Study much, Kempo? Clew cries briefly during the fall, leaves, suddenly . . . guess who is lurking in the shadows? The First Class Lewis Richard White Suffolk, Virginia Joseph Walter LeVine Alexandria, Virginia Joseph Walter LeVine Chemistry, Air Force Pvt., Gymnastics, Wrestling, Monogram Club, Intramural Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, ACS, Cadet Staff Wesley Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Scuba Club, Young Republicans Club, Nub Club, Scouter Club, Armed Forces Club, Bridge Club. The Heeb ' s very beginning at VMI in- dicated how his cadetship would run. After missing the entire cadre period, he soon found himself the recipient of some extra attention in order to make up for all the character building he had missed. His Third Class year, having Physics and Calculus on the same day, a very tragic thing happened and he ended up a perma- nent member of the summer school gang. Heeb ' s Second Class year was full of events worth noting. It was also during this year that Joe decided he liked this place enough to come back for a fifth year. The First Class year brought with it good grades and good times. Now, as the First Class year draws to a close, he can look forward to another year at his favorite place. " Heeb " LeVine THE SECOND CLASS Frank B. Easterly President As we stand on the threshold of our final year at VMI, looking forward to the com- ing events, we feel a sense of great expectation, but this is also a time to pause and reflect on what has passed before. We all returned for our second class year after a free, swinging summer. For some the summer was shortened by the return for early football or for cadre, but we all returned. For most of us, the re-adjustment was not as harsh as the previous year, but certainly for all of us the biggest difference was that this year we had something genuine- ly exciting to look forward to — our Ring Figure. 161 We were soon caught up in the whirl of academics, military duties, pep rallies, and the excitement which is generated by the opening of any football season. With the approach of November, we all began to work at a feverish pitch as the days flew by in a myriad of dances, Pine Room parties, questionnaires, invitations, and all the last minute preparations for our Ring Figure. The upset over the Hokies on Thanksgiving Day set the stage for one of the most unforgettable weekends of our cadetship. The outcome of the game blended perfectly with the festive atmosphere of the Roanoke party and the dignity of our rings vividly symbolized the unity and spirit of our class. For each of us it was a mark of personal achievement. It has been said that the second class year is one of preparation for leadership. We are no exceptions to this fact. This year has seen our class mature, and the petty problems of the third class year have become insignificant in that we have come to view our academic, mili- tary, and social standing with greater understanding and interest. The desire to lead the Corps effectively next year has been initiated, and we have been fundamentally prepared for this task. After our summer camp, we will return to make our final year at the Institute the biggest and best year possible. Henry N. Pedigo Vice President 162 THE SECOND CLASS Steven G. Harrington Historian Mclvin E. Adams Clifton Forge, Va. Robert M. Alexander Hampton, Va. David H. Altizer North Tazewell, Va. Walter C. Anderson, III South Boston, Va. Courtney E. Apperson, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. O ' Conner G. Ashby Fredericksburg, Va. Thomas D. Bagwell Richmond, Va. Gordon Bailey Westfield, N.J. William K. Bailey, Jr. Bluefield, Va. Edward C. Bain, III Virginia Beach, Va. Henry L. Baker, III Streator, III. James W. Baker Richmond, Va. Gene W. Beale Courtland, Va. Bruce O. Beaulieu Bryantville, Mass. Charles P. Becker Alexandria, Va. John E. Belt Arlington, Va. Robert M. Biddle Parkersburg, W. Va. Thomas G. Blair, Jr. Ft. Belvoir, Va. William R. Blanford, Jr. Powhatan, Va. Donald C. Bogard Smithfield, Va. James D. Boggs Dayton, Ohio Lewis A. Boggs, V San Francisco, Calif. Charles E. Bowen Luray, Va. Patterson Branch, Jr. Richmond, Va. Andrew M. Brantley Raleigh, N.C. Gary J. Braswell Virginia Beach, Va. Paul J. Bross Philadelphia, Pa. David C. Brothers, II Lexington, Va. Peyton G. Brown Bedford, Va. Eugene W. Browning Rockville, Md. Charles F. Bryan McMinnville, Tenn. George M. Brydon, III Richmond, Va. Thomas R. Buckner Lawrenceburg, Tenn. George C. Budd, Jr. Richmond, Va. Jack R. Burroughs, Jr. Front Royal, Va. David T. Bush Roanoke, Va. Warren A. Bushey, Jr. Vienna, Va. Harry W. Butler, JU Winchester, Va. Robert L. Byrne, Jr. Westfield, N.J. Edwin G. Caldwell Powhatan, Va. Roger D. Call Fairfax, Va. Richard C. Camp Alexandria, Va. James P. Campbell Salem, Va. Ward L. Carr Waterford, Va. Sanford W. Carter Decatur, Ga. Charles T. Catlert Hampton, Va. Louie C. Caudell, Jr. Wichita Falls, Texas Clarence N. Chamberlain, JJI Arlington, Va. James H. Chapman, III Culpeper, Va. Warren M. Childress Bedford, Va. Nathan H. Christian Lynchburg, Va. Randle D. Clark Highland, Ind. Robert D. Clingenpeel, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Brant S. Collins Manasquan, NJ. Michael C. Colozzi Media, Pa. 165 Weldon D. Couch Ft. Worth, Texas Craig J. Cresto Goldsboro, N.C. George R. Crocker, Jr. South Hill, Va. Paul A. Curs Fairfax, Va. Frank B. Daniels, HI Richmond, Va. Richard R. Daub Petersburg, Va. Arden M. Dean Maple Park, 111. Michael D. Delaney Alexandria, Va. Howard B. Delk Lovingston, Va. William R. DeWitt Ann Arbor, Mich. Thomas D. Deyerle Richmond, Va. James W. Dixon Portsmouth, Va. Frederick M. Downey, JJ Rockville, Md. John C. Dubose Decatur, Ga. Frank B. Easterly Richmond, Va. Joseph O. Esci Washington, D.C. John N. Edenfield Virginia Beach, Va. WUIiam C. Ellennan Brackenridge, Pa. Mitchell E. Esbach Richmond, Va. Dale C. Evans Lynchburg, Va. Joseph N. Flanz Spring Valley, N.Y. Harold C. Fleischer, III Park Ridge, N.J. Kenneth R. Fleming Christiansburg, Va. Robert L. Flint Lynchburg, Va. Robert B. Flowers Aberdeen, Md. Gerald J. Fresia Pittsfield, Mass. Joseph M. Frey Chester, Va. Arthur L. Galloway Williamsburg, Va. Phillip G. Gardner Martinsville, Va. Anthony B. Gentile Clifton Heights, Pa. James D. Gibson Hampton, Va. 166 Osceola P. Gilbert, III Clayton, Ga. Milcbael A. Giles Danville, Va. John P. Godfrey Richmond, Va. Robert B. Gregory Sandston, Va. Mark L. Griffin Columbus, Ind. Robert A. Habasevich Clark, N.J. David B. Hagan Norfolk, Va. Glen B. Hammond Roanoke, Va. Michael I. Hanna Covington, Va. Ronald C. Happel Blackstone, Va. Michael V. Harper Bridgeton, N.J. Stephen G. Harrington Santa Barbara, Calif. Robert W. Hatch Wakefield, Va. Robert A. Heely Portsmouth, Va. Lewis D. Henderson Zieglerville, Pa. Thomas £. Hickman Baltimore, Md. Samuel P. Higginbotham, n Orange, Va. Michael R. Hill Annandale, Va. Donald H. Hinshelwood, Jr. Richmond, Va. Raymond R. Hitchcock Alexandria, Va. Robert C. Hixon, Jr. Ft. Carson, Col. Jay J. Hoenig McLean, Va. Norman E. Hood, Jr. Richmond, Va. Hugh H. Hopkins Woodstock, Va. Kenneth F. Houston Alexandria, Va. Joseph S. Howard, JJ Ft. Monroe, Va. Conway K. Hubard Fredricksburg, Va. William T. Hudson Richmond, Va. Francis P. Huger Lexington, Va. James T. Hunt Roanoke, Va. James R. Hutcheson Boydton, Va. Raymond W. Ihlenburg Virginia Beach, Va. John C. Ishon Hampton, Va. Marvin Itzkowitz Richmond, Va. William R. Jeter Amherst, Va. William E. Jocelyn, Jr. Virginia Beach, Va. Stephen R. Jones Atlanta, Ga. John M. l.aMar Falls Church, Va. Walter C. Laundon Norfolk, Va. Robert C. Leibecke, Jr. Petersburg, Va. Lawrence R. Lenz Eastmeadow, N.Y. George W. Lester Waynesboro, Va. James W. Long, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Henry C. L ' Orange Jacksonville, Fla. Hayward D. Luckett, JJJ Savannah, Ga. Joseph G. Lynch Tampa, Fla. Thomas C. Jones Fairmont, W. Va. Walter T. Judd Richmond, Va. Alan E. Kaliski Port Chester, N.Y. Orville W. Keesee Lynchburg, Va. John W. Kennedy Arlington, Va. Kharavuth Khemayodhin Washington, D.C. Paul D. Kowalski Cherry Hill, N.J. James M. Kulp, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Gary W. Mackey Norfolk, Va. Geddes F. MacLaren Brunswick, Me. Norman W. Maddox Lynchburg, Va. Henry V. Maeger Fairfax, Va. Micbeal H. Maguigan Chester, Va. Julian N. Major, HI Front Royal, Va. Gary H. Market Levittown, Pa. Paul D. C. Marks, Jr. Capron, Va. Paul J. Mascot Waco, Texas Stewart K. Materne, Jr. Richmond, Va. Paul R. Mathewson Lyndonville, N.Y. Richard A. Mattozzi Falls Church, Va. Robert C. Maurer Roselyn Heights, N.Y. Michael A. McCrory Fairfax, Va. Lloyd W. McGrady Strasburg, Va. William J. McKelvey Belleville, 111. John D. McLaughlin, Jr. Fort Shafter, Hawaii Thomas C. McLeod, Jr. Fairfax, Va. Dan S. McMillin. Jr. Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Malcolm F. McNeill Long Island, N.Y. Harold G. Mercer Annandale, Va. John C. Mitchell Sheridan, Ind. Graham Y. Moore, in Richmond, Va. Rodler F. Morris Elizabeth, NJ. ■■, war 1 ik ' ;. ; ' . k ' ■.: •■ Thomas J. Morris Wayne, N.J. Halcott L. Moses Chatham, Va. John S. Murphree Herndon, Va. Joseph V. Naselli Yeadon, Pa. Harold E. Neale Richmond, Va. Donald F. Nelson Ridgewood, N.Y. Thornton L. Newlon Richmond, Va. Richard E. Newsom Nashua, N.H. Bruce A. Noel Farmville, Va. Corville J. Nohava Norfolk, Va. George S. Northup Springfield, Va. Frank E. Novakowski Fairfax, Va. Donald O. Nuttall Bon Air, Va. John B. O ' Donnell, III Alexandria, Va. Josiah J. Oliver Belle Air Beach, Fla. Thomas P. Painter, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Thera O. Palmer Suffolk, Va. Sumner M. Parham, Jr. Henderson, N.C. Benjamin A. Parks Alexandria, Va. Graham M. Parks Galax, Va. Kenneth B. Parris, Jr. Danville, Va. Robert A. Parrish Vinton, Va. William A. Paulette South Hill, Va. John M. Pearson Springfield, Va. Henry N. Pedigo, Jr. Waverly, Va. Jacob C. Pence, JU McGaheysville, Va. James A. Pennline Monessen, Pa. Vance J. Petrella Richmond, Va. John A. Pond Wakefield, Va. John T. Pool, Jr. Clarksville, Va. John D. Power Lynchburg, Va. Walter I. Priest, HI Norfolk, Va. Burkert A. Rennolds, Jr. Charlottesville, Va. Thomas J. Reynolds, II Springfield, Va. Scott F. Rhodes Portsmouth, Va. Henry C. Riegler, III Temple, Texas Lawrence F. Riegner Alexandria, Va. John E. Robins, Jr. Hampton, Va. William A. Romanchick Point Pleasant, N.J. Thomas R. Rutfin Petersburg, Va. William D. Samson Newport News, Va. Michael L. Santoro South Plainfield, N.J. Wallace E. Scherer, Jr. Richmond, Va. Wayne H. Scholtes Huntington, W. Va. John Scott, IV Elyria, Ohio William R. Sears Annandale, Va. John G. Sebrell Alexandria, Va. Larry R. Seekford Front Royal, Va. Ruurd C. Segaar Falls Church, Va. Donald B. Sharp Paronia, Colo. John T. Sheely Virginia Beach, Va. Louis E. Sidney Central Bridge, N.Y. John G. Simmons Narrows, Va. Robert D. Slay, Jr. Petersburg, Va. Frederick M. Smith Elkton, Va. Larry A. Smith Staunton, Va. Robert D. Smith, Jr. Norfolk, Va. Richard A. Snow Fort Monroe, Va. Valentine W. Southall Amelia, Va. Robert R. Sparks, Jr. Fairfax, Va. Edward C. Spencer, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Joseph G. Spicer Hopewell, Va. William C. Stainback Saddle River, N.J. John F. Stann, Jr. Olney, Md. John C. Starnes Virginia Beach, Va. Charles R. Stead Alexandria, Va. Marion L. Stilwell, Jr. Danville, Va. Donald L. Swats Staunton, Va. William H. Tauskey Dallas, Texas Geoffery R. Taylor Virginia Beach, Va. Hugh H. Thompkins Richmond, Va. Thomas B. Thompson, Jr. Ashland, Va. William G. Thorpe Marshall, Va. Raymond E. Thiiinan Lindenhursh, N.Y. Perry Timberlake Birmingham, Ala. John A. Tobia, Jr. Springfield, Va. James P. Totten South Hamilton, Mass. James B. Tucker Fayetteville, N.Y. Godfrey W. Updike, Jr. Charlottesville, Va. Gary E. Vitt Alexandria, Va. Robert H. Waldo, Jr. Chesapeake, Va. Ronald R. Wall Wake Forest, N.C. William C. Walther Ardmore, Pa. Robert C. Watts Lynchburg, Va. John G. Weber Arlington, Va. Joseph J. Welch, III Richmond, Va. Courten ay S. Welton, D Richmond, Va. 172 John G. Whitacre Winchester, Va. Edwin G. White Hampton, Va. Jack T. White Orange, Va. Luther R. Williams, Jr. Park Ridge, 111. Arthur H. Wilson, ffl Buenos Aires, Argentina, S.A. Walter R. Winfree, JJI Hampton, Va. Dennis N. Witt, Jr. Richmond, Va. Kerry C. Woodroof Richmond, Va. James G. Woods Louisville, Ky. Bradford N. Worthington Richmond, Va. James B. Dick President THE THIRD CLASS Judson W. Collier, Jr. Vice President The Third class year at VMI is a transition period between Rat and Old Cadet, and often not a very enviable position. No longer was every day a new experience; the cycle of classes and inspections had become routine. In spite of our few precious privileges and the freedoms that come with being an upperclassman, increased aca- demics and responsibilities bore down upon us and we painfully learned the truth in the definition of a third — a Rat with a radio. Roland H. Vaughan Historian To transform our class into a unified body capable of facing the problems we must face throughout the rest of our cadet- ship, class meetings were held regularly and committees were formed from representatives of each company. As we faced each problem and as the opinions of all were heard, we eventu- ally saw our class being drawn closer together. No longer did phrases such as " class unity " and " class spirit " seem abstract and meaningless. After the Tech game, we turned our efforts to the monumental task of planning for our own Ring Figure. As the pace ac- celerated, a financial committee was elected and began raising funds by sponsoring the traditional hop-weekend parties. By Spring, plans for our Ring Figure began to materialize. As Finals approached, we had few regrets that our hardest year was nearly over, and we looked forward to coming back with one more stripe, a few more privileges, and our rings. 176 Mark L. Albright San Francisco, Calif. Robert D. Alger Herndon, Va. Robert C. Armstrong Chesapeake, Va. Robert M. Armstrong Bassett, Va. Alvah C. Aran Chatham, Va. David R. Axelson Dover, N.J. George M. Bacb Richmond, Va. John T. Bailey Woodbridge, Va. Richard F. Balderson, Jr. Tappahannock, Va. Harold F. Bare, Jr. McLean, Va. Albert J. Bast, TU Falls Church, Va. Glen A. Birdsall Falls Church, Va. Robert M. Blair, Jr. Oahu, Hawaii Abner C. Blalock Montgomery, Ala. Justin S. Blickensderfer White Plains, N.Y. Theodore B. Bolton Wilmington, Del. William B. Bott Wilmington, Del. Bruce Bowden, Jr. Norfolk, Va. Herbert C. Braun Lynchburg, Va. Clifton R. Brooks, Jr. Bethesda, Md. Robert P. Brown, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Gary A. Bubb Natrona Hts., Pa. John W. Burton, III Richmond, Va. Harvey A. Butler, Jr. Chesapeake, Va. Richard J. Cabaniss Hanover, Va. Rapheal B. Caire Biloxi, Miss. Daniel E. Campbell Bowling Green, Va. Thomas E. Campbell Martins Ferry, Ohio Robert H. Candido Hamden, Conn. The Third Class Terrence J. Chewning Springfield, Mass. William W. Cbiswell, n Chesapeake, Va. Douglas G. Cisler Lynchburg, Va. Richard L. Clary Richmond, Va. Frank A. Cleaton, Jr. South Hill, Va. Thomas B. Clingerman Indianapolis, Ind. James M. Coleman South Hill, Va. Thomas S. Cooke, III Richmond, Va. Robert R. Copty Roanoke, Va. Richard A. Corbett Westfield, NJ. Ralph L. Costen, Jr. Richmond, Va. Ralph R. Costigan Norfolk, Va. Clinton L. Cowardin Richmond, Va. Steven C. Craddock Alexandria, Va. Donald S. Crawford Wytheville, Va. David J. Curry San Antonio, Tex. William M. Curtis, Jr. Sherman, Tex. Clifford Davenport, Jr. Adams, Mass. Charles W. Davis Bluefield, W. Va. Douglas K. Davis Falls Church, Va. James P. Dawson Hamden, Conn. Lawrence W. Dempsey Modesto, Calif. Charles J. Dewey San Francisco, Calif. Howard G. DeWoIfe Westwood, Mass. James B. Dick Winchester, Va. Paul M. Dickinson Richmond, Va. Robert P. Dillard Tappahannock, Va. James B. Dischinger, Jr. Richmond, Va. Bradely G. Doane Annandale, Va. Cyrus A. Dolph, IV North P. O., Va. Garland T. Durvin, Jr. Richmond, Va. Thomas G. Ferguson, Jr. Vicenza, Italy Michael A. Ferrari Adams, Mass. John K. Fischer Madison, Wise. Lawrence P. Fischer Atlanta, Ga. Richard P. Fitzgibbons Plantation, Fla. John P. Fleming, IV Chesapeake, Va. Robert C. Forrest, HI Aberdeen, Md. Franklin T. Fowler Richmond, Va. Eugene R. Freedman Cherry Hill, N.J. Rory J. Frey Pittsburgh, Pa. Stephen B. Friski Front Royal, Va. George W. Gearhart, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Dewey P. George, Jr. Roanoke, Va. James P. Gillespie Woodbridge, Va. Floyd L. Ginn Winchester, Va. Robert W. Hockley Gardners, Pa. Camillas W. D. Hoffman Falls Church, Va. John C. Hoffman, III Atlanta, Ga. Luther F. Holloman Richmond, Va. Edward D. Holmes Kirkwood, Mo. Jodie E. Grimes Richmond, Va. Robert D. Grossman Pomona, Calif. Jeffrey D. Guild Metuchen, N.J. Larry M. Guthrie Roanoke, Va. Edward F. Haley, IH Lynchburg, Va. John H. Hall Staunton, Va. Thomas P. Halliday Wilmington, Del. Earl L. Mailman, Jr. Rumson, N.J. Richard M. Hamlet Va. Beach, Va. Joshua C. Hanks Lynchburg, Va. Michael L. Hannum Cherry Hill, N.J. Robert W. Hart Fort Wayne, Ind. Ben Harvey, in San Francisco, Calif. Willis L. Hatcher, Jr. Falls Church, Va. Brian A. Hawley Alexandria, Va. William M. Holt Burlington, N.C. William H. Howard, III Johnson City, Tenn. William W. Huffman, Jr. Staunton, Va. Frank T f Humphrey, Jr. Harrisonburg, Va. Wilbert F. Huntley, Jr. Coraopolis, Pa. Peter I. C. Knowles, II Richmond, Va. Jerry G. Kuehn Falls Church, Va. Glenn J. Kuntz Cranford, N.J. Raymond H. Lanier, Jr. Richmond, Va. Carlyle M. Lash Alexandria, Va. David A. Lawrence Portsmouth, Va. Albert H. Leu, Jr. Quakertown, N.J. Craig A. Lewis Moraga, Calif. Alan N. Littreal Roanoke, Va. Thomas J. Love, Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa. Snead W. Luck McLean, Va. John F. Ludt, IV Carlisle, Pa. Jeffrey A. Lyon Suffolk, Va. Jack R. Mace, Jr. Newark, Del. Burt C. MacKenzie, III Singers Glenn, Va. Michael D. Manis Bedford, Ind. James R. Marshall Louisa, Va. Richard C. Marshall, IV Chevy Chase, Md. Thomas C. Massey Norfolk, Va. Walter P. Massie, Jr. Lexington, Va. James O. Mawyer Richmond, Va. Steven J. McAuliffe Ashland, Mass. Robert L. McClure Richmond, Va. John C. McLemore Nashville, Tenn. Donald E. McQueen Atlanta, Ga. Lawrence H. McWane, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Charles E. D. Meybin Sewickley, Pa. David L. Miller Bethel Park, Pa. William L. Moon Roanoke, Va. Robert E. Moore, Jr. Chesapeake, Va. Thomas F. Morehouse, IU Fairfax, Va. Benjamin F. Morris, Jr. Norfolk, Va. Paul G. Munch Albuquerque, N.M. William W. Murchison Laurel, Md. Cyril E. Neiley Alexandria, Va. James L. Nelson, Jr. Norfolk, Va. James R. Nelson Cumberland, Va. Kerry R. Newberry Clintwood, Va. Gerald D. Nickelsburg Arlington, Va. Thomas A. Norris, HI Raleigh, N.C. Richard B. Nowitzky Norfolk, Va. Robert H. Parent South Attleboro, Mass. Henry B. Parish San Antonio, Tex. John R. Parsons Cape Charles, Va. Bruce A. Pates, III Springfield, Va. Robert W. Patrick Richmond, Va. David W. Payne Montgomery, Ala. Mickey R. Payne New York, N.Y. Carl R. Perelli-Minetti Petaluma, Calif. Edgar J. T. Perrow Hurt, Va. Charles B. Perry, U Danville, Va. Anatole Petruczok Eden, N.Y. David W. Pittman Shaw AFB, S.C. William C. Powell Burlington, N.C. David C. Price Roanoke, Va. William R. Purcell Richmond, Va. Isaac J. R. Quay, HI Lewistown, Pa. Robert F. E. Quinlan Plainview, N.Y. Bruce E. Rambo Arlington, Va. Philip R. Ramsey Richmond, Va. Robert B. Randle Vienna, Va. Sol W. Rawls, m Franklin, Va. Charles W. Reynolds, Jr. Houston, Tex. Claude L. Reynolds, Jr. Roanoke, Va. George H. Ritko Newport News, Va. Michael B. Robblee Falls Church, Va. Robert A. Rolfe Richmond, Va. Richard E. Schellhammer Parsippany, N.J. William S. Scherer Arlington, Va. Kent Schlussel Portsmouth, Va. David K. Schmidt Akron, Ohio Penn W. Schubert Hampton, Va. Turner C. Scott Norfolk, Va. Wade P. Scott, Jr. Newport News, Va. Donald C. Seay Goshen, Va. Ronald W. Seyford Staunton, Va. John C. Shakelford Heathsville, Va. Michael D. Shealy Va. Beach, Va. John J. Sheedy, Jr. Jersey City, N.J. James W. Shelby Kailua, Hawaii Michael F. Sheu Mount Kisco, N.Y. Rodney F. Shu Alexandria, Va. Harland E. Sisler, Jr. Rahway, N.J. Julian H. Smith, Jr. Selma, Ala. Terry R. Smith Criders, Va. Edwin A. Snead, II Clifton Forge, Va. George M. Snead, III Fort Monmouth, N.J. James R. Spacek Portsmouth, Va. Robert J. Sperberg Bethesda, Md. Thomas N. Spink, Jr. Buenos Aires, Arg., S.A. Robert B. Spore Va. Beach, Va. Daniel T. Stephens Bethel Park, Pa. Linwood N. Steverson Va. Beach, Va. William C. Strickland Portsmouth, Va. Carl A. Strock Hampton, Va. The Third Class Stephen E. Talley Staunton, Va. Deane C. Tasker, Jr. Chapel Hill, N.C. Randolph S. Taylor Pleasantville, N.J. Tazewell G. Taylor Va. Beach, Va. Joseph N. Tenhet Alexandria, Va. William E. Thomas, Jr. Chesapeake, Va. Charles W. Thompson, Jr. Timonium, Md. Larry W. Thompson Natural Bridge, Va. John J. Tice, IV Charleston, S.C. Eugene B. Trammell Salem, Va. Warren C. Wagner Petersburg, Va. Charles W. Walker Norfolk, Va. Richard R. Walker Va. Beach, Va. George H. Warden, Jr. Stanford, W. Va. Gerald L. Waterman, Jr. New York, N.Y. John S. Waters Arlington, Va. John C. Watson, Jr. Raphine, Va. Joseph H. Way Richmond, Va. Gary A. Weishaar Crewe, Va. Frederick M. Werth, Jr. Marion, Va. Lawrence P. Stryker Morristown, N.J. Frank T. Sutton, IV Charlottesville, Va. £ C(Ur3 ■J )M k 186 Donnie E. Wheatley Covington, Va. Frank H. Whitenack, IV Burlington, N.C. Robert H. Wider Syosset, L.I., N.Y. Michael J. Wierney Clinton, Md. Cordon E. Williams Park Ridge, 111. William P. Williams Rochester, Mich. Charles L. Wills, Jr. Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Donald V. W. Wills Richardson, Tex. Crofion B. Wilson Arlington, Va. Kenneth R. Wilson Brecksville, Ohio Jerry S. Woo Richmond, Va. Michael M. Wood Virginia Beach, Va. Robert L. Wood Fredericksburg, Va. George Yurchak, Jr. Arlington, Va. Thomas H. Zarges Flourtown, Pa. 187 THE FOURTH CLASS Once upon a time there did reside in a famous Virginia valley three hundred and seventy-four bald and shaking young men, fresh from the comforts of home, Mother, and the security of the masses. No longer could they rely upon the reputations built during a high school career, wear the clothes that everyone else liked, or take their latest girl to those parties that helped the summer pass so quickly. Cast off by parents and family, denuded of all marks of individuality, and confronted by the holocaust which was Cadre, their lives had been stopped in mid-stream. Who was to say how they would start again or in which direc- tion they would go if they did go at all? Placed in a world totally foreign to them, their senses were as yet unable to guide them. These men were slowly coming to understand that they were Rats. And this term was to be taken literally. Three hundred and seventy-four, but their num- bers were to decrease rapidly. All were alike in looks, thoughts, and actions. This was as it should be, as herein was the answer — the key to the process that is the first year at VMI. Stripped of individuality, they now had to struggle to succeed in a field of equality. This was what it was all about. Recognition and reward, however, awaited those who could adapt to the system, rediscover their sense of values, and put their various talents to use. 190 Gerald J. Acuff, Jr. Merritt Island, Fla. James L. Adams Springfield, Va. John A. Adams Schenectady, N.Y. Samuel T. Adams, Jr. The Plains, Va. James H. Aldous, Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. John D. Biggs Clarinda, la. Walter F. Billings Arlington, Va. Robert D. Bisaillon Orange, Conn. Monty A. Blankenship Roanoke, Va. Edwin H. Bodenheim, II Longview, Tex. Armistead P. Booker, Jr. Charlottesville, Va. Luke M. Boyd, Jr. W. Bridgewater, Mass. Bruce R. Boyden Hokokus, N.J. Adolphus G. Bradshaw, HI Norge, Va. Timothy P. Brady Pittsburgh, Pa. John E. Brayshaw Panama City, Fla. Peter W. Broderson Irvington, Va. Donald W. Brown Roanoke, Va. Larry S. Brumback Middletown , Va. Warren J. Bryan Roanoke, Va. Oliver B. Bucher, III APO San Francisco, Calif. Hairston D. Burnette Martinsville. Va. William C. Buser Arlington, Va. Peter R. Candler Roanoke, Va. Randolph O. Carroll, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Raymond K. Carter, III Fayetteville, N.C. Frank E. Caruso Alexandria, Va. Lawrence P. Cary Richmond, Va. James C. Caul Waynesboro, Va. John B. Caulfield Temple Hills, Md. Robert S. Christensen, Jr. Reva, Va. Richard G. Clampitt Dallas, Tex. Richard L. Clary Richmond, Va. Graham V. Coble Fredericksburg, Va. Kenneth H. Coleman Appomattox, Va. Anthony L. Conques Fairfax, Va. William M. Conway Frostburg, Md. Alan H. Cook Staunton, Va. David C. Coulter Roanoke, Va. Christopher M. Councill Franklin, Va. Louis J. Cowardin, Jr. Richmond, Va. Wallace G. Cox, Jr. Sandston, Va. John R. Cranf ord Arlington, Va. Douglas R. Craven Laurel, Md. Ricky D. Cummings Virginia Beach, Va. Daniel W. Czupryna Salem, Mass. Albert M. Davis Virginia Beach, Va. Donald W. Davis Newport News, Va. Calvin R. Depew, Jr. Staunton, Va. Edward J. Deszyck, Jr. Richmond, Va. Thomas A. Fitzgerald Hampton, Va. Robert C. Flanagan Alexandria, Va. Stephen C. Fogleman Alexandria, Va. Charles T. Forrest Evanston, 111. Paul D. Fraim Norfolk, Va. Douglas C. France, IJJ Lexington, Va. Larry W. Franks Montrose, Mich. Sidney G. Friend, Jr. Falls Church, Va. Edward Frothingham, III Aiea Oahu, Hawaii MacDowell I. Garrett Roanoke, Va. Thomas P. Dinwiddie, II Lexington, N.C. John H. Donahoe Virginia Beach, Va. Russell H. Driskill, Jr. Rustburg, Va. Reid M. Dudley Arlington, Va. James M. Dunlap, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Charles A. Earnest, TV Annapolis, Md. John A. Ebeling, Jr. Clifton, Va. David A. Ellington Lexington, Va. Jan L. Essenburg Warsaw, Ind. Wayne A. Faires Glouster, O. John W. Gatewood Newport News, Va. Ronald L. Gault, Jr. Richmond, Va. James D. Gearhart Roanoke, Va. Glenn A. Geiger Arlington, Va. William H. Gentry, II Blacksburg, Va. 194 Paul F. Gibson Falls Church, Va. William L. Cinder Dallas, Texas Roy M. Glass, Jr. Hopeville, Va. Timothy P. Golden Norfolk, Va. Steven W. Good Dayton, Va. Sargent J. Goodpasture Manassas, Va. John A. Goshorn, Jr. Alexandria, Va. Roger D. Cough Salem, Va. Rorer J. Grant Danville, Va. James M. Graves Fairfax, Va. James S. Gray Virginia Beach, Va. Stephen R. Green Farmville, Va. Ralph B. Groome Matoaca, Va. David M. Guffey Lima, O. John O. Guthrie Chesapeake, Va. Thomas F. Guthrie III Belmar, N.J. Thomas W. Hall Ladysmith, Va. Willard O. Hall Brattleboro, Vt. Charles F. Hamilton Lubbock, Tex. Erwin Hanke Somerset, N.J. William R. Hanna, II McKeesport, Pa. Philip G. Hannum, Jr. Cherry Hill, N.J. Dane E. Hansen Steilacoom, Wash. John H. Haring Gilbertsville, Pa. John W. Harlin Blue Mound, 111. Bruce C. Harvey Lynchburg, Va. Paul R. Hatton Washington, D. C. Robert A. Haywood Raleigh, N.C. Martin F. Hcalv Paden City, W. Va. James E. Heely Portsmouth, Va. John G. Heike Houston, Tex. Fontaine G. Jarman, III Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Ross V. Jernigan Newport News, Va. Robert H. Johnson Gladstone, N.J. Van E. Jolissaint Atlanta, Ga. Robert J. Jones Takoma Park, Md. Robert D. Kardian Richmond, Va. Frederick M. Kay Richmond, Va. James R. Kelly Pulaski, Va. Jerome F. Kelly Reedville, Va. David H. Kennedy Chambersburg Pa. Malcom T. Kerley Falls Church, Va. Steven F. Kern Staunton, Va. David R. King Girard, Pa. Samuel H. Kirby, Jr. Wytheville, Va. Philip A. Klim Johnstown, Pa. John G. R. Kreamer Black Mountain, N.C. David J. Krug Hamden, Conn. Timothy R. Heilman Willingboro, N.J. John A. Heisler IV Richmond, Va. John T. Hennessy Arlington, Va. Harold G. Henry Virginia Beach, Va. Wayne W. Hepler, Jr. Merritt Island, Fla. David R. Honeywell APO New York, N.Y. Ross G. Horton Wilmette, 111. George T. Hutcheson Tulsa, Okla. Norm K. Hyche Rock Springs, Wyo. Albert H. Jacoby, Jr. Roanoke, Va. William J. Jamieson, Jr. Atlanta, Ga. ■ = Robert R. La Moe Minneapolis, Minn. Jackson W. Landham, III Griffin, Ga. David A. Lawier Orange, Va. David L. Lawrence, Jr. Benton, Tenn. Thomas W. Lawson Appomattox. Va. Terry L. Leake Luray, Va. Ronald L. Lewis Cape Charles, Va. Allan K. Lindsay Arlington, Mass. John P. Littlejohn Marshall, Tex. Richard B. Littleton, Jr. Covington, Va. Richard M. Lloyd Springfield, Va. Robert S. Lockridge, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Dan A. Lohwasser, II Highland Springs, Va. Thomas L. Loizzi Portsmouth, Va. Windsor C. Lynch, HI Cherry Hill, N.J. Michael O. Maier Rochester. N.Y. Steven M. Marks Ft. Benning, Ga. Thomas E. Martenstein Richmond, Va. Michael G. Martin Montgomery, Ala. Harry C. Mason, Jr. Orange, Va. Stephen C. Mathews Hyattsville, Md. Thomas J. Maxon Oradell, N..I. Hunter H. Mays, Jr. Covington, Va. Robert V. Mazzoni Trenton, N.J. Robert N. McEwan Bluemont, Va. John M. McGuigan, Jr. Hinsdale, III. Donald R. McMath Cape Charles, Va. Ronald L. Meng Perkiomenville, Pa.. Thomas B. Merrick, IV Gordonville, Va. John R. Metzger Falls Church, Va. Ned M. Mikula Virginia Beach, Va. Douglas B. Miles Lewisberry, Pa. Kirk C. Miller, III Fairfax, Va. Scott S. Miller Richmond, Va. James D. Morefield Abingdon, Va. Kirk R. Murray Charlottesville, Va. James R. Neale Arlington, Va. James M. Neikirk Norfolk, Va. John T. Nelsen, II Green Bay, Wis. Robert C. Neville Blairs, Va. John H. Nilon Clearwater, Fla. John P. Noon Landover Hills, Md. Carl F. Norman Berryville, Va. Michael T. North Charlottesville, Va. Marion D. Oakley, Jr. Richmond, Va. Wayne R. O ' Brien Richmond, Va. Berry L. O ' Donnell Richmond, Va. Dennis P. O ' Geary Rochester, 111. Edward P. O ' Loughlin, II Pompton Plains, N.J. Walter S. Orwell Chesapeake, Va. Steven R. Owen Lynchburg, Va. Paul L. Pace Pittsburgh, Pa. Lloyd R. Padgett, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Oscar £. Padgett Bedford, Va. Mark A. Palmer Martinsburg, W. Va. Scott K. Pardee Springfield, Va. James G. Pasco Richmond, Va. 198 John M. Paton Alexandria, Va. Edward J. Patrick Salem, Va. Charles F. Pearman Richmond, Va. Daniel E. Peer Vienna, Va. Joe S. Patterson Jackson, Mis s. Robert R. Patterson Charlottesville, Va. James W. Pendleton Roanoke, Va. Brewster Perry, Jr. Ivoryton, Conn. Jeffrey C. Peters Lexington, Va. Douglas N. Petersen Va. Beach, Va. Robert N. Perrola Oceanside, N.Y. Aaron R. Phillips Nitro, W. Va. Robert M . Pickral Lexington, Va. Ellsworth M. Roberts, Jr. Newport News, Va. Charles C. Roder, Jr. Arlington, Va. Kenneth R. Piernick West Springfield, Va. Allen R. Potts, Jr. Richmond, Va. Stephen C. Price Falls Church, Va. Joseph C. Pritchard Alexandria, Va. Christopher C. Rackley Mineral, Va. Medford G. Ramey, Jr. Richmond, Va. Richard E. Randolph Martinsville, Va. Charles A. Raymaker Richmond, Va. Lewis F. Rea Bethel Park, Pa. James L. Reid, Jr. Vienna, Va. Reed A. Remington Va. Beach, Va. Craig D. Rhodes APO New York, N.Y. John H. Richards Gainesville, Va. Michael C. Rierson Alexandria, Va. Stephen L. Ringenberg Richmond, Ind. Michael G. Rogers Glasser, N.J. John J. Ronaync Rockville, Md. William C. Rose Clinton, N.C. James M. Rovito Danbury, Conn. Douglas L. Rowe Richmond, Va. Bruce A. Rush Haysi, Va. Stephen L. Sanetti Hicksville, N.Y. John W. Saunders Sandston, Va. Geoffrey G. Schelhorn Leesburg, Va. David L. Schrader Glen Rock, N.J. Michael D. Schriver Bethesda, Md. David J. Scicihitano Alexandria, Va. John S. Scott Im Klosterfeld, Germany Thomas M. Scott, Jr. Chesapeake, Va. George R. Sebekos Seaford, L.I., N.Y. Richard E. N. Sedwick Luray, Va. James S. Sefick Cambria Heights, N.Y. Thomas G. Shaf ran Arlington, Va. Arthur J. Shelfer, Jr. Decatur, Ga. Charles H. Shomo, II Fort Worth, Tex. William F. Siebert, m Setauket, L.I., N.Y. Leif D. Simcox Coronado, Calif. Howard K. Simmons Alexandria, Va. John W. Sloan, IU Mobile, Ala. Alvin E. Smith Newport News, Va. Michael A. Smith Triangle, Va. Randall L. Snow Ruckersville, Va. Robert J. Snyder Springfield, Va. Gary W. Souder Broadway, Va. 200 Charles T. Sowers Martinsburg, W. Va. Richard J. Spence Coopersburg, Pa. Francis M. Sprinkel, Jr. Mechanicsville, Va. James H. Sprouse, III Charlottesville, Va. Richard M. Staley Arlington, Va. William L. Stallings Convent, N.J. Richard R. Stegemerten Camp Lejeune, N.C. William M. Stith, III Severna Park, Md. Michael A. Strickland Portsmouth, Va. Michael M. Strickler Virginia Beach, Va. Robert J. Sublett Lynchburg, Va. Joseph B. Tarlton Mount Pleasant, N.C. Alan I. Tashima Honolulu, Hawaii Donald E. Teague, Jr. Easton, Md. Richard W. Terry, Jr. Orange, Va. Edward L. Tucker Richmond, Va. Steven L. Turner Portsmouth, Va. Burton R. Tuxford, U Brooklyn, Conn. Perry F. Van Hooser, III Woodbridge, Va. Reid S. Van Riper Dallas, Tex. Charles M. Venable Cocoa Beach, Fla. Imre Volgyi Richmond, Va. Edward C. A. Wachtmeister Warrenton, Va. William F. Wadsworth, III Severna Park, Md. James S. Walker Gassaway, W. Va. John J. Walklet, ITI Williamsburg, Va. John A .Wall, Jr. High Point, N.C. Duront A. Walton, Jr. Richmond, Va. Walter J. Ward, IU Cleveland Heights, O. John B. Watterson Littleton, Colo. James E. Westbrook Courtland, Va. Rolfe D. White Front Royal, Va. Herbert G. Whitley Portsmouth, Va. William G. Wickun Milford, Conn. Larry C. Wiese Huntsville, Tex. James H. Wilder, II Bonita, Calif. Douglas L. Wilkinson, Jr. Clarksville, Va. Carlton T. Williams Va. Beach, Va. John M. Willis, IH San Antonio, Tex. William H. Willis, ID Chase City, Va. James P. Wise South Hill, Va. Robert £. Wiseman Waynesboro, Va. Timothy L. Wofford Summit, N.J. Samuel T. Wright Arlington, Va. Melvin I. Years Newark, N.Y. Kenneth A. Yorgey Boyertown, Pa. John R. Youell San Francisco, Calif. Barry K. Young Webbville, Ky. Andrew M. Yurchak Nesquehoning, Pa. John L. Zirkle Round Hill, Va. RATS MP IV-iMStw? s s CORPS 1 ±- " ■ ■ - ■■ ■• ' - «» ' US ' «» J ■, . S:l5Sj«% ' ffl; i;» % I REGIMENTAL COMMANDER Joe Oliver Smith 206 William J. Flavin Captain, S-l Robert I. McPherson Captain, S-3 David A. Schneider Captain, S-4 REGIMENTAL STAFF Guy H. Drewry, III Regimental Sergeant Major James H. Haney Regimental Operations Sergeant McLean Smith, Jr. Regimental Supply Sergeant Robert A. Farrenkopf Color Sergeant William D. Robertson Color Sergeant Phillip L. Lanier Color Sergeant John C. Lane Executive Officer BAND COMPANY G. Edward Anderson, Jr. Drum Major John D. Warburton First Sergeant Catlin E. Tyler, Jr. Supply Sergeant George H. Edwards Lieutenant David R. Gehr Lieutenant Timothy E. Underwood Lieutenant G. Chandler Williams Battalion Commander Richard H. Wood Lieutenant, S-l Dean A. Kershaw Lieutenant, S-3 FIRST BATTALION Maurice M. Gompf Lieutenant, S-4 William D. Warren Battallion Sergeant Major 211 ? ■■ MP ■ h Mj f ' aflfc y? ALPHA COMPANY Robert F. Yurachek Company Commander Michael C. Sartori Executive Officer Thomas A. Ricketts First Sergeant George H. Sebren Supply Sergeant David G. O ' Connor Lieutenant Joseph C. Talbott Lieutenant Robert S. Steele, II Lieutenant 213 Dennis H. Long Company Commander Charles M. Avery, Jr. Executive Officer Richard K. Rankin First Sergeant Stephen A. Strickler Supply Sergeant BRAVO COMPANY James H. Lambert Lieutenant Leslie P. Ridout, Jr. Lieutenant G. W. Piddington, Jr. Lieutenant CHARLIE COMPANY Walton M. Jeffress, Jr. Company Commander Robert S. Crenshaw, Jr. Executive Officer 216 John T. Province Lieutenant George W. Squires Myles D. Gibbons Lieutenant Alvin D. Sledd, Jr. Lieutenant James D. Polley, IV First Sergeant John R. Siegel Supply Sergeant THE SECOND BATTALION Garland W. Padgett, Jr. Lieutenant, S-l Guy A. Wilson Battalion Commander James C. Burns Lieutenant, S-3 James E. Henry, Jr. Lieutenant, S-4 David A. Cortese Battalion Sergeant Major David B. Clark, Jr. Company Commander Arthur F. Barfield Executive Officer Howard R. Chapman Lieutenant C. F. McCallum, Jr. Lieutenant Vernon C. Miller, Jr. Lieutenant DELTA COMPANY 220 Richard S. Wallach Lieutenant Frank J. Pinizzotto Supply Sergeant M m2 aMHB ■ Hk lH ■ r " A R ■ William P. Cobb Company Commander Lyman R. Brothers, 111 Executive Officer Lawrence M. Ryan First Sergeant ECHO COMPANY John G. Wall Supply Sergeant 222 Thomas M. Boyd Lieutenant H. W. Brasington, Jr. Lieutenant Rodney G. Crowgey Lieutenant Gainer B. Jones, Jr. Lieutenant FOXTROT COMPANY Charles W. Kershaw, Jr. Executive Officer David L. Avery, Jr. Lieutenant John D. Chapla Lieutenant Robert R. Mitchell, Jr First Sergeant William B. Todd Company Commander 225 ftOQ f c% Gi Ji . l ; ,.. .- ' . i " _■ •■ SUMMER CAMP " Gimme your attention! Today we ' re gonna learn to fire the M-14 rifle. If you ' ve ever fired an M-l, you don ' t need this instruction, but we got no class cuts left, so come on anyway. After that, since the cattle cars are haulin ' TM ' s, FM ' s, and troopers from the 26th Birdbrain, we ' ll double-time to the mortar range, which is only 20 miles off. Following mortars, we ' ll incorporate what we learned at map-reading to find the PX and its 150 goodies. Then we prepare for a night raid on Gettysburg. Attack formation will be squad in column, fire teams abreast, unless we fergit the Right Guard, in which case we ' ll use a long line. Communication system will be as follows: one puff off my cigarette means shift into line, two means start firing, and three means charge. If you see me throw the butt away, then remember our objective rallying point is the PX. The machine guns don ' t work, so you gunners just pretend and yell bang, bang, as fast and as often as you can. OK, fall out and regroup in ten minutes in kill gear. " There comes a time in everyman ' s life when the call of the world over-powers the natural drive for an education. Since the administration realizes that this is a fact of life, even among cadets, it has, in its usual benevolent manner, set aside three full days to be used for the satis- faction of those afflicted with this disease . . . spring fever. An eight mile hike and the unsympathetic natural elements are usually enough to restore these poor cadets to the right frame of mind for the last two months of arduous study. This complementary three day break in the monotony of cadet life can be used in some small way to prepare for a job each cadet must do as an officer in the active army. Thus, training sessions are offered in each of the service branches. The wise cadet will take advantage of this oppor- tunity to gather information and experi- ence which is unattainable in the outside, civilian world. FTX wmMr KJS iv a flM lfv wif f- ' ' s? fiSSB ' - " ' £ ' ' j0 ' j £jsBr i jt IjraEf " i ilsHSy " -•■■■ ' »4mII3L H sSfe- " i " aBm! J Sr JtO - ' " j ■ffiffivm ' . ' %HL B fiB?W 5 iS vPvS ■•i0A £1 C JsfclsF .? - " ■■; ' .:■. ' ■ " • ' ■ •I« £ fif W-i i: ' ' ' v Si • - Wm ' ;■: ' , ; ■;■•■:. ..... . ... Jacques Bosseut said, " Honor is like the eye, which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone, the price of which is lessened by a single flaw. " At no other place is this more true than at V.M.I. In the midst of a world of changing values, honor remains as the foundation of the individual at VMI. Regardless of the consequences, honor stands as our primary concern in the develop- ment of the VMI Man. There are many cate- gories of cadets — privates, rankers, athletes, and students. There are those who enjoy life here, those who tolerate it, and those who hate it. But there is one category which covers all cadets — Honesty. They are trite old sayings, but " Honest is the best policy " and " there are no degrees of honesty " are accepted as a way of life here. When a cadet violates the trust that has been placed in him by lying, stealing, or cheating, he must be immediately dismissed by the Corps in what is perhaps the cruelest and most humiliating method of expulsion — the drumming-out ceremony. The sense of honor ingrained at VMI is the most valuable aspect of heritage we re- ceive during our four years. The Honor System is not just a set of rules — it is a way of life which pervades every activity in the life of a VMI man. The Honor Code is not left behind when a cadet departs from the Post. A VMI man remains morally obligated to the Code and the personal standards on which it is based, no matter how far removed from the Institute he may be, in years as well as miles. The Honor Court is not a corrective organi- zation. Its primary function is to try violations of the Honor Code, and secondarily to form policies for the application of honorable con- duct in specific cases when necessary. The Court represents the Honor Code, but the Corps embodies the Code. The Code belongs to every VMI man — present, past, and future — and it is his individual responsibility to up- hold this Code. The Honor System is an affair between the individual and his Honor. If, at VMI, we have realized nothing else but an appreciation of honor, then our four years have not been wasted. " Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; take honor from me and my life is done. " HONOR COURT GENERAL COMMITTEE The Corps has traditionally imposed upon itself cer- tain restrictions that would be meaningless and im- possible to enforce in other colleges. Although these standards tend to deprive the individual cadet of a certain measure of his freedom to speak and act, the results support the validity and benefit of these restrictions. This is not to say that the end justifies the means in all cases, but that the system as it stands has been proven to produce honorable and just men. The General Committee is, in reality, a strong and rigid form of student government. It is composed of the officers of the upper three classes, plus the Chairman of the Rat Disciplinary Committee and a member-at-large from the first class. It is this group of men who initiate and enforce the restrictions which the Corps imposes upon itself and which keep the Corps operating with as little friction as possible. Since this committee is so necessary to the Corps, then, it is imperative that the men who compose this body be the most mature and responsible in their respective classes. The system as we know it will not thrive on apathy without being rendered mean- ingless. RDC The Honor System is the backbone of VMI and the graduates of the ratline are the strength which keeps it operating. These are men capable of understanding the system, being proud of it, and emotionally strong enough to enforce it. The VMI system and what it en- compasses is one of the most difficult and rigorous in the country. Very few people are capable of conforming with this system after the ease and comfort experienced in high school without feeling totally lost. The function of the Rat Disciplinary Committee, then, is to provide this transition from high school and to give these new arrivals the indoctrination, attitudes, and habits necessary to successfully complete four years of demanding military and academic obligations. This committee also provides the upperclass- men with the means of showing the uninitiated rat his mistakes without resorting to the use of demerits, while still providing a most effective and drastic method of telling the rat that he has made a mistake. Through this committee the first class directs the formation of a class which will one day take the same responsibility on itself and, by this same means, perpetuate the tradition that is VMI. Thus, the Rat Disciplin- ary Committee has the responsibility of molding the high school graduate into the VMI man, and, in turn, solidifying this group of fourth classmen into a unified VMI class. The committee officials are: Tom Province, Chairman; Charles McCallum, Vice Chairman; Louis White, Secretary; Robert Steele, Alpha Company; Dick Rankin, Bravo Company; Ron- ald Cowardin, Charlie Company; Paul Grigg, Delta Company; George Walton, Echo Com- pany; Robert Mitchell, Foxtrot Company; and John Warburton, Band Company. THE PUBLICATIONS BOARD The Publications Board represents different things to different people. A member of the Commandant ' s Office has described it as an " anti-military . . . bunch of clowns. " Admittedly, the initial term is, for the most part, accurate. Because the Board is a supervisory council comprised of those cadets and faculty members in the more responsible positions on the three cadet- produced publications, the organization bears no re- semblance to the military. No military structure or chain of command exists. Instead, decisions are reached after uninhibited discussion, meticulous study, and care- ful evaluation. Partly as a result of the efficacious study by the Board, the cadet publications have achieved or sur- passed the level of other college publications. The Board also subsidizes these financially unprofitable, but literarily rewarding publications. In addition, the Board sponsors an annual banquet honoring the mem- bers of the Corps who have most contributed to the success of their respective publications. It is hoped that this opportunity to enjoy good food and to hear a reputable member of the journalism world will motivate continued dedication. The tasks of the Board are varied and in some cases intangible, but as long as the Bomb, the " Cadet, " and the Sounding Brass continue to im- prove and to operate smoothly, the work of the Publi- cations Board will be well-justified. Editor-in-Chief Bucky Miller 1968 BOMB V. MILLER: I ' m firmly convinced, after a year ' s work on the Bomb, that there are few positions at VMI which are as stren- uous, time consuming, yet necessary. Un- like the newspaper, a yearbook is a one shot affair which will last as a reminder of one ' s cadetship long after stories of the " Old Corps " have lost their relevancy. I have striven to make this year ' s Bomb a meaningful and controversial addition to the VMI literary tradition. It was writ- ten with the express purpose of emphasiz- ing what I feel are the two most valuable acquisitions of a VMI education; a strong sense of honor, and the intense personal relationships epitomized in the Brother Rat spirit. As a result of this primary aim, we have attempted to describe VMI as it really is. Instead of glossing over the entire picture, we have stressed the views of the Corps and what we of the Bomb staff consider to be the truth. I feel we have achieved our purpose in a mature and responsible manner and without re- sorting to the vitriolic personal diatribes which are inherent in so many yearbooks of other schools. But more important, I hope that what we have said and the manner in which we have said it will awaken certain elements at VMI to the often white-washed fact that the Corps is mature enough to be capable of making responsible decisions and should be treated with the respect due the individual and his honor. This is a fact that the ad- ministration seems more and more intent on rejecting, yet is one on which the entire system is ostensibly based. NORMENT: Since September of 1967, there has been a maturing concern over the degeneration of the once legendary VMI system. Amid this past year of na- tional turbulence the Institute has per- severed. Appropriately, a new genesis of cadet has emerged out of the fantasy world of VMI. This is the man who intuitively deliberates the present value of the " class-military " system that is grad- ually becoming a myth. It has been a year of general discontent. It has been a year of political flare and unexpectedness. It has been a year of unpopular, but impera- tive transition. Such has been the com- parable plight of VMI — a fading, broken shadow grasping for realization and reality. It has been the objective of this year ' s Bomb staff to concentrate on the VMI as it exists in actuality, not in theory. There is an ever-broadening chasm be- tween the two positions. With the com- pletion of this editorial and the 1968 Bomb, I regretfully leave behind the theme " Honor above Self " and the loyal- ty of a few selected Brother Rats. Work on the Bomb has permitted me to release four years of inhibitions. And now, I am Managing Editor Tom Norment Copy Editor Ben Hedrick sorry our work is completed. It is a feel- ing only genuinely understood by those of us who labored in the " den of iniquity. " HEDRICK: As far as I am concerned, this is the best Bomb VMI has ever seen. We have worked hard putting together what we feel to be the truth. Sure, we ' could have played it safe and retained the same old stuff you see year after year. But to say something that is not true or: is against the true feeling of the individual : — and I stress the word " individual " — is i the height of degredation. For this reason,: all that is written in this volume is thei truth as we see it. Some of you may not agree with us. and others may feel we stepped way out of line in some places. If this is so, I sincerely hope this disagreement stems from your own individuality, and not from a rigid adherence to tradition. This: would mean that we have helped to pro- mote the goal of VMI — the production of citizen-soldiers, not soldier-citizens. In any case, you must all agree that the intentions were honorable and the ' cases presented were in some way justi- fied. I am pleased with the result, as I feel that this is the most constructive and " mature piece of literature that VMI hasi seen in a long while. . Art Director Mike Philipps PHILIPPS: 1968 Bomb . . . intensity . . . vitality . . . originality . . . NERVE! OK, everybody fouls up now and then . . . but $14,000? Maybe we ought to try it again; but Buck, it ' s May 15 . . . just look at it objectively . . . subjectively? |Well, how about pity . . . Ah, yes, the pictures . . . only minor irritations . . . everybody ought to walk at least one PT, but five? . . . Bombs are made, not born I . . who said anything about photograph- ers ... " I rebel, therefore we exist. " . . . Which way to Air Canada ... the mind tenders . . . LUV . . . irrational man . . . very interesting, but grotesque . . . 250 at f 8 . . . soup color? No sweat! . . . WVa. Cheerleaders!! . . . Think what we could have done with the 300 . . . right |up to my usual high standards . . . 1 30 !at 4 Steve, works every time . . . whad- daya mean all night . . . Late? Who said late? . . . TM 3 . . . Hey grit ... Go to it T.K., you can do it, all he can do is say no . . . " So take good care of yourself, put your kazoo on the shelf " . . . artistic temperament . . . study?? . . . procrastinate . . . WVa . . . Georgia . . . Boston Col- lege . . . Charlotte . . . Roanoke . . . CCCO . . . subversive . . . only 24 hours to Boston . . . I ' ve had the course . . . Where is everybody? . . . Picturewise S.M. . . . " Far better it is to dare mighty things even though checkered with failure, than to live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat " . . . AMF Lay-out Editor Steve Miller S. MILLER: Well, it ' s over now. We tried to do something new. I think we succeeded. I had a lot of trouble at first. Nobody on the Bomb staff this year had had any experience. We were late on deadlines because everybody was learn- ing by trial and error. Biggest help to me were Mike and Ben. The three of us worked very well together. I ' m happy with the end result of the Bomb. It has some controversy and a high degree of interest. We ' ve tried to show this place as it is, so that twenty years from now maybe you will remember what it really feels like to be a cadet. We ' ve said some things that have never been mentioned in the older Bombs. We did it as tastefully as we knew how, and I guess we ' re all pretty proud to sign our names to the finished copy. We cut out some things that we felt were not as important as trying to capture the spirit of say, academics, or the football team. We didn ' t want group shots. They merely label people. We tried to make something of beauty that would last. Only the reader can judge our suc- cess. COOK: From the concept of Brother Rat to college student, VMI has given each a different and new view point, yet I be- lieve each gains something from the sys- tem. The frustrations, the rewards, and the ideals are all an integral part of VMI and from such I received some reward. With this year ' s Bomb, the ideals and realities of VMI have tried to be realized. Each individual of the staff has presented his candid views of school and its system, and through these attempts it is hoped that a true picture of VMI has been presented. I believe that VMI has its place, yet it does have to change with society. Since VMI is supposed to produce a represen- tative individual, it has to keep pace with this changing society. Certainly this change will take place, but I only hope that it will not be too late. VMI and all of its attributes are good, yet as one who has been through the system, I can not help but believe that some new ideals are necessary in this controversial year. Production Assistant Cary Cook First Class Editor Rod Crowgey DAVIS AND CROWGEY: " Want to proof-read first class histories? " This question was asked in September. How- ever, not until December was anything further said; and then it was " Want to be in charge of first class histories? " The first class section, other than lay- out, is not a creative effort. Primarily, it is a lot of work — busy work — typing, proofreading, and organizing. Two o ' clock every night . . . frustration in facing the mountain of work . . . then things started falling into place ... the deadline ap- proached . . . intensified effort ... ac- complishment . . . relief . . . one deadline met. But this wasn ' t the end — once you are on the Bomb staff there are other dead- lines to meet. Mike Colozzi, Joe Lynch, Bill Tauskey continued to work and do their job. To non-members, the Bomb staff is a weird group. We were skeptical — espe- cially after our first night in the Bomb room. Confusion and disorganization seem to characterize such a combination of talent; however, they do know what is going on ... if somewhat vaguely. The Bomb is the product of many people ' s ability to " not let the small stuff worry them. " We are proud to have been a part — a small part at that — of such a sincere effort to present the real VMI. First Class Editor " JJ " Davis 1968 BOMB Business Manager Steve Strickler STRICKLER: 1968 has been a long time coming and the 1968 Bomb has been no exception. Although I, as Business Man- ager, have not had a lot to do with com- posing the Bomb, my times of trial and tribulation in financing this edition have not been few and far between — note example given below: " Memorandum to: Cadet Strickler, S.A. Cadet Anderson, W.C., III Major Harris has approved my request that neither of you be permitted to depart on spring furlough until you have satis- fied my requirements for placing adver- tising accounts in the best order possible as of this time. " In fact, as this copy goes to press, our troubles are still not finished. Hopefully my staff and I will scrape up enough money to pay for the Bomb you are now reading. In leaving VMI and in leaving my posi- tion on the staff, I depart with few regrets. I wish the best of luck to next year ' s man- ager, Reb Anderson. Take care on those trips to the Economics Department (may they be few and far between) and to the Treasurer ' s Office. You will definitely have an interesting year. liU- ' . ' if 239 CADET The old axiom about the pen being mightier than the proverbial sword is one which newspapermen everywhere cherish dearly. At a school such as VMI, its aptness is frequently put to the test. Although the primary purpose of any news medium must be to inform its public, there are any number of other functions which it may, and should, take upon itself to perform. This past year ' s CADET has attempted, with much success, to do more than simply inform the Corps of goings on around the Post, or write stories about lectures and Corps competition. The paper has attempted to expand its scope to include national issues, as well as several " crusading " endeavors to effect, or at least suggest, changes in some Institute policies. Sports Editor Jerry Jones Photographers Bill Powell and Jack Kern Putting together a weekly newspaper is not an easy task, and the VMI system is one that neither encourages nor re- wards such an undertaking. Editor-in-Chief George Squires and Managing Editor Ken Perkins, through their willingness to incorporate new and controversial ideas, have presented with accuracy the impressions and moods of the Corps. The frank honesty of their editorials, though the object of some concern to the administration, has resulted in a better in- formed Corps on both local and national issues. f ' Cartoonists John Augustine and Roddy Delk Business Manager Irv Grodsky and Staff The CADET staff has put together a consistently good newspaper, providing the Corps with facts and, in some instances, through the use of whatever license the columnist may be allowed, chuckles as well. The 1968 CADET has been successful with features, news stories, editorials, and columns in providing for the journalistic needs of the Corps. They have taken an ordinary college newspaper and turned it into a work of art. The VMI Glee Club has completed two successful years under the competent direction of Mr. A. Ge orge Biester. Even though he is a German teacher in the Modern Lan- guage Department, Mr. Biester ' s interest is music. He arranges especially for the Glee Club and strives to main- tain standards of perfection. His demands have polished and improved the club, resulting in the increased desire of the members to improve their music. The repertoire of the group varies from the sacred to those humorous as- pects of life that only VMI can offer. The music presented is often seasonal. The traditional opening concert on Parent ' s Weekend was also the occasion for the presenta- tion of a piano to the Institute in honor of the original director of the Glee Club, Mrs. M. G. Ramey. GLEE CLUB The Glee Club schedule is demanding, but the ex- perience is very reward- ing. The opportunity for vocal expression satisfies one, and the joy of achieving perfection compensates for the sac- rifices. SOUNDING BRASS soundinq brass The Sounding Brass is the youngest and the least known of all VMI publications. This magazine is also probably the most poverty stricken of all cadet publications. The Sounding Brass is uncluttered by advertisements . . . and money. The fact of the matter is that it is hard to sell a literary magazine to five hundred cadets a few weeks before Finals. It is, how- ever, a genuine thing. Like poor people all over the world, the Brass is pretty frank, maybe a little opinionated, even slightly pornographic at times — just like life . . . real, tangible. The Sounding Brass is a literary magazine, providing a forum for the poetry and prose of the Cadet Corps. Mr. T. Y. Greet, the advisor to the staff, is probably the one person who works the hardest for the magazine, functioning as a censor and as a restraining hand. It is he who keeps the goals in sight, enabling the magazine to realize its potentials. The Sounding Brass is a good group with a good product. For its members, it is one of the most satisfying organizations in barracks. Hop and Floor Some of the most enjoyable moments during one ' s cadetship are those few in which the mo- notonous routine of VMI life is broken. The best of all are, of course, the dance weekends. At these times, the gym becomes a sight to behold. The wooden floor, which during the year bears the constant assault of tennis shoes and bare feet, is swept clean. The basketball goals are pulled up, the upstairs track is covered with chairs, and the whole gym is decorated to cover up the shoddy walls. This year ' s Hop and Floor Committee has done an outstanding job. They do the best that can be done to make the gym look like the ballroom we should have. The bands provided by this com- mittee, although not pleasing to the administra- tion, have been what the cadets want: the Swing- ing Medallions, The Kingsmen, The Drifters — to name just a few. As a result, a new brand of visitors, that rare breed of animal known as the Femalius Americanus, flock in abundance to grace the post. What this little publicized band of brothers is able to do with Cocke Hall is far above any praise we can give them. • ' will llllr f •..-- A. 1 ( TIMMINS SOCIETY The Timmins Society was formed over ten years ago with a bequest from the parents of former cadet Lt. John W. Timmins, who was killed in Korea. This money was used as the foundation of a society for the appreciation of classical and contemporary music. Since its establishment, the society, under the guidance of Col. Thomas B. Gentry, has been able to procure several listening rooms and a large collection of records. In addition to the administration of the Timmins Room, the society sponsors annual trips to New York for the purpose of cultural develop- ment for its members. This year seven of its members attended the opera Carmen, various Broadway plays, and a concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. SPIRIT OF ' 68 COMMITTEE Beat Tech sheets . . . mess hall cheer-ins . . . midnight cheer rallies . . . these were a few of the things that helped the Big Red roll up a winning record. " After losses to Richmond, William and Mary, and Georgia, many schools would fall apart along with their football team . . . " — the Class of 1968 was not going to let this happen. To bolster school spirit, a small group of dedicated first classmen led by Dana Duthie organized the Spirit of ' 68 Committee. Many nights were spent preparing the rallies and decorations for each game. This spirit became contagious and the whole Corps was soon hanging up sheets and signs. Their work was climaxed in an all-out effort for the Tech game. But the committee ' s work did not end here . . . there was still basketball, wrestling, track . . . WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY GUN AND HIKING CLUB Of all the many and varied forms of punish- ment at the Institute, the most time con- suming and unproductive are penalty tours. This form of punishment takes valuable study time from the cadet and replaces it with a misdirected form of retribution. Also, the fact that the Tactical Staff has turned penalty tours into a competive game to see who can have them walked under the most adverse conditions, has turned this punishment into more of a waste of time than it was originally designed to be. It is the feeling of this staff that the goals of a college — and the goals of VMI — could be better served if a system of mandatory study were substituted for the fruitless hours of walking. WWW VM The English Society The goal of the VMI English Society is to stimulate within the Corps an interest in the intellectual and literary aspects of life. In order to achieve this goal, the society sponsors several programs throughout the academic year, in which all members of the Corps, the faculty, and citi- zens of the community are invited to participate. Included among these activities are cultural seminars on books, art, and films; lectures by visiting scholars; and a series of nine films of superior aesthetic or historical signifi- cance. Of special interest to the Fourth Classmen is the society ' s tutoring board for creative writing. Although many of its members are pursuing a major in English, membership is not confined to this curriculum and is open to all culturally minded members of the student body. The society ' s maintainance of high stan- dards, liberal attitudes, and a cultural atmosphere, which is altogether educational and enjoyable, make it worthy of the image reflected by its name. The Commanders The VMI Commanders are now in their forty-eighth year, having been founded in 1919 as the " Ramblin ' Keydets. " Since then, the Commanders have traveled throughout Virginia and her neighboring states to pro- vide musical entertainment for every type of social func- tion from the most formal balls to informal hops. In addition to the financial rewards, the members of the orchestra are able to gain valuable experience in dealing with people, and, as all business transactions are handled by the membership, with managing an organiza- tion of their own. The Ranger program at VMI seems to have a unique attraction for its twenty-four up- perclass and four veteran first class mem- bers. Certainly the technical knowledge and practical applications learned are valuable. There must be many intangible rewards gained from ten weeks spent in vigorous training in guerrilla warfare. Unlike the past Ranger programs, all in- struction was administered by an ex- perienced cadet cadre. This leadership was provided by four first classmen, headed by David O ' Connor and under the supervision of Major Dickinson and Captains Senecal and Miller. In order to apply their training, the rang- ers staged two mock patrols — a twelve hour recon patrol and an overnight raid patrol. The raid patrol was a cold, dismal trek over the mountains surrounding Lexington. The only nourishment provided was a cold, salty ball of rice. This year ' s Ranger program culminated in an awards banquet at which John Chapla was recognized as the outstanding Ranger of 1967. SIGMA PI SIGMA Sigma Pi Sigma was founded in 1921 at Davidson College as a local honor society. Since that time, the society has grown to include more than one hundred and fifty chapters and a total membership in excess of thirty thousand. Thus, the society has evolved into the national physics honor so- ciety, with the local chapters being restricted to colleges and universities of recognized standing offering a strong course in physics and physics related subjects. The objectives of the VMI chapter, founded in 1966, include serving as a means of awarding students of high scholarship in physics, and the bringing together of people sharing an interest in physics. Through the chapter advisor. Colonel Richard C. Weaver, the society presents lectures, movies, and discussions on all areas in the wide field of physics. I.E.E.E. The VMI branch of the Institute of Elec- trical and Electronic Engineers is a small but active group of first and second class Electrical Engineers. The main function of the chapter is to provide training for the presentation of papers at the end of the academic year by the first classmen. All activities are oriented toward allowing the members an insight into their chosen field, and include such things as stimu- lating talks, seminars, and field trips. CADET BATTERY The VMI Cadet Battery was originally designed as a unit to provide salutes for visiting dignitaries and for other official ceremonies. This year the Battery has been redesigned to augment classroom artillery instruction with practical training in the field, as well as encompassing its original function as a salute battery. Under the direction of Major Charles " Stand up, trooper " Weaver and Captain William " Wild Bill " Dworsak, interested upperclass cadets receive training with the .45 caliber pistol, driver training in the two and one half ton truck, map exercises, and familiarization with the Bishop Battery. Prac- tical field training with the 105 mm howitzers, under the command of Battery Commander J. J. Davis, was also a major part of this year ' s training. A ( Q The American Chemical Society has the obligation of keeping its twenty-five members informed as to recent developments and innovations in its important field. Under the capable leadership of president Bob Yurachek, the society has done much toward making the Corps more aware of the importance of chemistry in every area of life, both military and civilian. To accomplish these ends, the society presented lectures and motion pictures, culminating in the ACS banquet as a reward for its energetic and outstanding members. The major task of the Vir- ginia Academy of Science is to keep interested cadets, primarily biology majors, informed on the latest de- velopments in the field of medicine, and to serve as a distributor of information on graduate schools and job opportunities. In order to accomplish its goals, the VAS arranges for guest speakers, films, field trips, and a banquet at the end of the academic year to discuss plans for the following year. V.A.S. 254 SCOUTERS CLUB Three years ago the VMI Scouters Club came into existence to provide advice and instruction to the local scouting organiza- tions. During this brief span, it has offered its services to com- munity leaders who often call upon its members to function as councilors, graders or judges for special functions. The mem- bers represent some of the most experienced scouters in the country: Eagle Scouts, honor campers, and recipients of re- ligious awards. Due to the varied backgrounds and experiences of the in- dividual cadets, the club serves as a source of new ideas and suggestions. RELIGIOUS COUNCIL The VMI Religious Council is a cadet organization whose function is to improve the religious atmo- sphere at the Institute, and to offer cadets an op- portunity to realize their obligations as members of a community. The Council, consisting of twenty cadets, repre- sents each religious denomination in barracks. The president, G. Chandler Williams, and the faculty advisor, Chaplain Robert K. Wilson, guide the Council toward its two primary objectives: the familiarization of the cadets with the religious op- portunities available in the Lexington area, and the encouragement of cadets to partcipate in religious functions. The Religious Council is, in addition, a com- munity-minded organization which sponsors many programs and activities to fill the vacuum created by the lack of unrestricted activities in other areas. The Council has also been very successful in its presenta- tion of lectures and films ranging from discussions on religious topics to films on the far-reaching con- sequences of thermonuclear war. CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE At VMI there is a committee of cadets whose purpose is the discussion of one of the major crises in the history of our nation — the Civil War. Although it is realized that this conflict took place over one hundred years ago, this is one of the most critical areas in the development of our country. For this reason and for the sake of learning from the mistakes of the past, a group of representatives from both sides was formed to discuss this important topic, to resolve certain issues, and to profit from history. PIONEER INVESTMENT CLUB The Pioneer Investment Club may best be described as a circle of cadets who share an interest in stocks and bonds. Meetings consist of informative lectures and business sessions devoted to selecting a monthly investment. Cadet participation is the foundation of the club, as several cadets present certain stocks for consider- ation by the group from which the month ' s investment is derived. The selected stock is then purchased with the money donated by each member. In this way, the members can put their knowl- edge into actual practice, with losses or profits being divided equally. Thus, the club provides its members with an excel- lent opportunity to learn about investment securities in both theory and in practice. ANN BOAZ ALPHA COMPANY HOMECOMING QUEEN LORRIE ERNST BAND COMPANY GRETCHEN TURNER FOXTROT COMPANY MISS JUDY ALLEN DELTA COMPANY MALDA CHANDLER BRAVO COMPANY m r 1 . 262 1968 Homecoming Court 265 DAVIDSON 46-21 as an opening game it couldn ' t have been more promising . . . the defense really held up well . . . and Habby was back better than ever . . . Easterly came into his own ... the prospect of a fantastic season if we could only keep away from injuries . . . the Corps went wild and was ready for a winning season . . . a fast, exciting game . come . . . then Quay and shades of things to Big Red rolled up 541 yards total offense ... we scored three on the ground and three in the air . . . Bishop ran the show ... we could pass as well as run . . . Easterly set a new reception record . . . Quay scored on a 52-yard run ... it had been a long time since we ' d seen Big Red play like this . . . the team was ready for a great season Davidson know it . . . and we let Habby came out of retirement first touchdown . . . giving 146 yards and our the Corps was at last ready for a winning season . . . the resigna- tion of the Corps to having a mediocre football team seemed to have vanished . . . " an opening game like that is something to be pleased about " . . . Habby . . . Easterly . . . Marks . . . Burg . . . " that touchdown by Rhodes put the game out of reach " . . . both offense and defense were spectacular . . . " we ' re number one, and bring on Tech " echoed in barracks . . . but the big question in everyone ' s mind was could our winning streak hold up for that one big game ... the Corps was ready, the team was up, and we wanted the big win . . . . " ' ■ I im WEST VIRGINIA 9-21 the score seldom sums up the entire game . . . Big Red had the statistics with twice as many first downs . . . Easterly set another record with 9 receptions . . . Bishop was placed third in the nation for total offense . . . Kump led the back- field and crippled their passing attempts . . . but we only crossed the goal line once . . . the Moun- taineers knew they were up against quite a team ... we racked up more yardage than Villanova and Richmond combined in W. Va. ' s previous vic- tories . . . it was one of those games that Big Red won, but not by score . . . it ' s hard to play a good game without winning . . . what can you say when you have more completed passes and more first downs WILLIAM AND MARY 28-33 " the 19th annual national tobacco festival foot- ball game . . . quickly turned into a football- watchers ' game replete with every possible score " . . . " Quay . . . accounted for 248 yards (195 passing), threw for two touchdowns, scored a pair himself and nearly brought about victory over a team that had been a solid 13-point favorite " . . . " Stainback, playing for injured John Hince even though he didn ' t even go out for the VMI team last year and had not even caught a varsity pass until Saturday, caught three of them mid- way of the last quarter from Quay. The last was a sixteen-yarder good for a touchdown . . . " Stainback . . . was the Sunday punch as VMI struck for a TD with six minutes remaining in the game . . . " " the whole story was on the last set of downs ... " ... " the ball didn ' t even get into Quay ' s hand, the snap was fumbled ... " ... " a couple of the younger players learned what it ' s like to cry . . . they played hard ... a lot of people ;aid, nice game . . . football ' s never a nice game . . it was a sad game. " . . . 272 , , ' - V ' .-,:. v.. ' . " ■■■■- ' ■ ; y • ' ■ ' : " .: " ■■;-■■. . l Si , T v: :- " ,.r " " - - " ' : ■■■■ ' •-,■■■. " ■.■■: ;- " ■ : --■ " . .- " ■■. ' , .■ RICHMOND 0-3 there ' s not much we can say about the Richmond game . . . Big Red was ready to play football . . . but not footsy with the S. C. ' s stellar officials . . . they called back Hince ' s touchdown . . . and threw Easterly out of the game for a fight he didn ' t start . . . plus a half dozen other questionable decisions ... the Citadel was going to pay next week-end . . . Habby only gained 94 yards ... we just couldn ' t seem to get across that goal line . . . THE CITADEL 22-11 after the fiasco with Richmond, the team and the Corps were ready for a kill . . . the game was a question of being ready and the team was . . . " strong running and passing proved too much for the Citadel defense " . . . Big Red rolled up the yard- age to put it on top of the 10th annual harvest bowl . . . Habby was the outstanding player . . . but Hince, Biddle, Mackey, Sisler, and O ' Donnell made it possible . . . Kerr Kump killed Cid ' s passing attempts and Stilwell and Julian Smith sewed up their ground attempts . . . Schmalzriedt and Strong snatched two passes and sewed up the game . . . not all the blows were taken on the field ... the Corps wasn ' t going to let the team be harassed by a Citadel poster in the end zone . . . after denting a few Citadel jaws, we sent them home with a beaten team and beaten Corps . . . the team and the Corps decided to make this season together . . . GEORGIA 6-56 " VMI marched boldly into the headquarters of the nation ' s no. 8 team . . . hours later, the downcast Keydets sadly limped out of Athens " . . . even in this financially in- spired mismatch, the optimist could detect brief moments of glory . . . Russ Quay dent- ed Georgia ' s pass defense, the best in the nation, with 161 yards thru the air . . . the Keydets were absolved from total disgrace as Quay hit tight end John Hince with a 23 yard bomb . . . score 42-6 . . . 49-6 . . . 56-6 . . . " there ' s no doubt that Georgia is a great team ... the scoreboard of the last two games will tell you that . . . it ' s a funny thing about this game ... we had a good practice this week and I thought we would do okay " . . . " it was a real chal- lenge playing a team like Georgia " ... " I only wish we could have done better " . . . " it ' s discouraging to look at the scoreboard, but we ' ll do okay in our league. " . . . there was no need for apologies, regrets, or look- ing back . . . frequently the successes and achievements of tomorrow come disguised in the miseries of today . . . such was the Georgia game . . . the team maintained a fresh attitude . . . they went after each game for a win . . . when they lost, it showed in the solemness that haunts a losing team ' s locker room . . . the success of tomorrow was nurtured in their attitude ... in the determination . . . in the desire . . . that was born in Athens and nurtured in Charlottesville, Lexington, Boston, and Roanoke the following weeks . . . VIRGINIA 18-13 for the University of Virginia, the party was over ... for VMI the celebrations that were to last four weeks had just begun . . . Georgia had been a debacle . . . Virginia was a victim of Corps spirit and the desire to win . . . spirit and desire proved unbeatable as we defeated team after team . . . " the Cavaliers, who had beaten state foe VMI six straight years, saw that happy streak brought to an end . . . the 19-point underdog Keydets made the most of the fewest of opportunities . . . the name of the game was tension . . . defense . . . fortitude . . . Quay from the 10 yard line . . . touch- down . . . Copty had the finest day of the season . . . Quay from the 1 . . . touchdown . . . Schmalzriedt held . . . Quay from the 15 . . . touchdown . . . Griffin and the de- fense held their ground ... as the liquid spirits of the Wahoos drained, the ' spirit of the VMI ' inebriated the corps . . . " the pepsis might as well have been champagne . . . players, cadets, alumni were shouting, singing, dancing, . . . crying . . . Ragazzo was smiling . . . Schmarlzriedt philos- ophized . . . " they have a good time . . . playing all the time ... we have a lousy time ... we work and they loaf . . . VMI did work the hardest when it had to . . . " 278 spirit, dedication, and sweat pulled it out . . . there would be no more Georgias ... we were a team again . . . our other opponents, even Tech, were to learn the hard way . . . AKRON 38-14 it was parents ' weekend ... we were going to make up for that farce at homecoming . . . the sheets said " zap the Zips " . . . this was going to be a VMI game ... on the ground and in the air . . . Quay set the pace with a 25 yard quarterback sneak . . . three plays later, Marks ran 50 yards to the Akron 10 ... 13 of 23 passes . . . four touchdowns . . . Kerr Kump and Julian Smith snaked a few Akron passes . . . Habby scores twice, plus a field goal . . . the officials weren ' t going to ruin this one . . . " it was a game of big plays— Richmond Times Dispatch . . . and Big Red made them all . . . we developed everything we needed ... a potent and versatile of- fense ... a strong defense . . . and spirit . . . spirit that was never before seen at VMI . . . next Saturday was B.C. . . . this team was mov- ing ... we were 4 and 4 with the Akron win ... it looked as if this year was going to be different . . . this winning streak was just starting . . . " beat B.C. " was heard everywhere . . . beating Tech was no longer a dream . . . we lost the last game we played in " alumni stadium " . . . losing was a thing of the past ... the 4,800 peo- ple who watched the game could see that, too . . . there was no doubt that this was a winning team . . . " we played a good overall game " . . . " our offense moved the ball well and our defense came up with the big plays that stopped them " — Ragazzo ... we were going to prove this was a winning team, again and again ... in Boston . . . and in Roanoke . . . this was new to the Corps . . . but we knew we had a great team all along . . . now we let everyone know it . . . Corps spirit worked to defeat U.Va. . . . and it worked to defeat Akron . . . this is something only VMI could have . . . BOSTON COLLEGE 26-13 Boston College was big, real big ... we were 4 and 4 and we wanted this one ... we wouldn ' t forget this game . . . " Habasevich was the game ' s leading ground gainer " . . . Kerr Kump put the big snatch on B.C. ' s passes . . . and the defense proved they could hold a big line . . . beating Tech didn ' t seem like a dream anymore . . . that night at one o ' clock the whole Corps was waiting when the team got back ... we knew Tech wasn ' t going to win this year . . . pep rallies al- most every night . . . the big sheets went up . , . and peop le got " boned " for too much school spirit . . . « • TECH 12-10 last year we didn ' t think it was possible . . . there ' s a real pleasure in this . . . the last time was in 1962 . . . 12-10 . . . we beat Tech . . . four in a row . . . the longest winning streak in the state to date . . . accomplish the impossible . . . hang Tech . . . two weeks of painstaking preparation . . . the corps is behind you ... six and four ... a happy team and a happy corps . . . champagne takes the place of soft drinks ... we deserved this one ... by far the best . . . VMI beat Tech . . . which beat William and Mary . . . which beat Navy . . . which beat Penn State . . . which beat Ohio Uni- versity . . . which beat Kansas . . . which beat the Uni- versity of Washington . . . which beat Oregon State . . . which beat the University of Southern California . . . which, until Thanksgiving Day 1967, was NUMBER ONE . . . V f " N I Julian Smith, VMI defensive star, was seriously injured while successfully stopping a Tech " this was our greatest win " . . . emotionalism was 90% of the game . . . DEFENSE!! ... no bowl this year for Tech . . . " toughest loss to take " — Tech coach Jerry Claiborne . . . the VMI spirit was the difference ... a blocked punt ... numerous penalties at the wrong moment . . . three pass interceptions ... a six-yard punt . . . good field position . . . all Tech breaks ... all stopped . . . Tech wasn ' t cheering . . . VMI was . . . " he (coach Vito Ragazzo) has got to be the coach of the year " — former VMI coach and present Georgia Tech assistant, John McKenna . . . " no fluke " — Roanoke World News . . . Tech now owns the longest losing streak in the state ... the team, combined with the Corps, made the difference . . . Easterly was the primary receiver, but Hince came out of nowhere with 2:31 remaining . . . " the defense was the best I have ever seen " — former VMI great Howard Dyer who drove 800 miles for the game . , . " all I know is that I have never been so proud of a group of boys " . . . " they were tremendous " — VMI coach Ragazzo . . . " we beat them 70-12 last year and now this . . . anybody but VMI " — Tech players afterward . . . " teams often remember such things " — Sports Illustrated Magazine . . . " this thing has been in my mind since last year, I don ' t think my four years would have been complete at VMI without it " — co- captain Bob Schmalzriedt . . . who said Tech was out of our class? . . . 300 sheets on the game in barracks ... " I knew we ' d come back to score " — quarterback Russ Quay who threw the winning toss . . . 4 of 19, Tech quarterback Al Kincaid ... 16 of 25, VMI quarterback Russ Quay ... we had to win when Julian Smith was hurt ... " ... VMI was the superior team, in almost every phase of the game " — sports writer ... we waited 365 days for the chance to cele- brate . . . " it ' s inhuman to beat a team that badly " — the newspapers after last year ... " I guess that beating last year must have really made ' em mad " — one Techman afterward . . . only four seniors on the starting twenty-two . . . THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING . . . SOCCER at last a big sport for a small school . . . poten- tial . . . " you guys have got to hustle all the time " . . . move, move, move . . . beat him to the ball . . . control . . . keep it on the ground . . . " talk it up out there " . . . " let the wing take it " . . . follow everything up and keep moving . . . how can you beat a team when Moses is on their side . . . didn ' t win a game, but came close in the intercollegiate soccer tournament . . . next year will be different, it has to be . . . a young team . . . great body dexterity ... a sport which const- antly remains in motion ... a year spent developing potential and teamwork. »:» : .» g 289 : :-; ■■:■ ' .■ :■■■, ;-■ ' . ' ■ ' : ' ' a.;::. ; -, ' : ' H ' BOWLING First complete year . . . new to the scene . . . VMI catches up with the times? . . . we ' ve got some great bowlers . . . Jerry Kuehn, top man in the regionals last year . . . Cal Depew, only a rat to the rest of the corps, but an essential element of the team . . . Dee Biggs . . . Ben Hedrick . . . Jim Haney . . . George Yurchak ... three days at East Carolina . . . trips to American Uni- versity, University of Virginia, University of Maryland . . . only cadet union sponsored activity . . . these men love to bowl, win or lose . . . great representative of the In- stitute . . . 291 FENCING for a team that does so well . . . defeating Duke and UNC ... it is a gross misfortune that they must train without the supervision of a coach . . . must function on inadequate funds . . . insufficient privi- leges . . . and rely solely on that fencing knowledge that they receive from fellow teammates . . . even more important than the influence of these physical elements which they lack . . . the absence of en- thusiasm they receive from their Corps and Institute. GYMNASTICS a real rough sport; ask Harvey Flinn . . . most of the boys put out with only a few exceptions . . . finally got those giants . . . has anyone seen Coach? . . . dislocated should- er; well, we do need an announcer ... by the shining deep sea waters, Steve that is . . . cut and catch — C move . . . somebody spot that man — oh well, a week in the hospital will do him good . . . 295 ■ ' , ..- -. ' •.-■•.■ ■ : ■ : ■ ' ■ . ' ;-■ - ; ■ ■ . ' ■■•-.• 296 form, style, strength = perfection . . . gymnastics builds men ... a valdez to a flip-flop, straight- straight, cranial perch — no sweat . . . " what you do in practice is what you ' ll do in a meet " . . . practice is unnecessary, some say . . . futile strug- gle for team status . . . this end of the gym is ours ... a new way to a quick high — work tramp . . . with a new permit, we ' ll be " up " for next year . . . Hopes for a winning season . . . the winning atti- tude carried over onto the track ... a close meet in December with Richmond . . . hard work ahead . . . Tennessee one week after Christmas ... we lose, and suffer a little . . . Hub comes back after exams . . . Leigh, Creigh, and Rick spend semester break in the fieldhouse . . . time to tighten up train- ing rules . . . some concerned glances, but everyone agrees . . . strained muscles and many complaints . . . Bouis becomes an expert on pain . . . just ask Marv or Tony . . . only a few days until the winter relays ... the competition is sobering . . . Honey- well aces the freshman mile . . . Terry overcomes a couple of barriers — new school record in the pole vault . . . Lee and Doug arrive . . . Monday contest against the Citadel and Furman . . . We ' re ready . . . Grif claims the shot record . . . VMI has weightmen for the first time . . . Rick takes the highs . . . Habby takes the lows . . . Lee cleans house in the 600 . . . Skip rides high in the 880 . . . Citadel and Furman leave us with a 3-1 record . . . Craig begins to recover and looks strong . . . Tech in one week . . . team is up for this one ... we know we can win . . . things go wrong . . . desperate last efforts ... we lose . . . angry and surprised, we will remember . . . East Carolina and Wake Forest are met by a resurgent team . . . Doug surprises Lee in the 600 . . . Hoose smashes his triple jump slump . . . Kerr takes the lows ... Rick and Bruce round out our hurdle power . . . Skip in the 1000 pressed by Frank and Steve . . . Creigh breaks 9:30 . . . cries of " Hunt, Hunt " . . . 5-2 and going strong . . . one week until the state ... we fight in every event ... so do William and Mary and Tech . . . Hab takes the lows . . . Skip just misses in the 880 . . . we ' re third in the state . . . U. Va. is our consolation . . . Creigh and Rick shine in their specialties . . . Hub and Hab help make it 6-2 . . . dual meets are over . . . a Hraj j • ! k :i. s A Hw " .. ' ,;, Basketball Big Red lost many of its stars from last year, but that didn ' t dampen their spirit . . . after a slow start that spirit came out . . . Furman was the first conference victory . . . Powers and Clark dominated the board ... the foul line began to tell the story . . . 83-80 . . . West Virginia went down in overtime ... it looked like Big Red would fall by a few points . . . like last year . . . Clark made the play . . . 92-90 . . . defeating Richmond would tie the Southern Conference record . . . " the Keydets were unbelievable " — sportswriter . . . 37 out of 38 at the foul line . . . Clark — 20 . . . Kemper — 22 . . . Mitchell — 23 ... Big Red was tied with Richmond . . . they refused to play at VMI again . . . " VMI hiked its con- ference record to .500 for the first time since 1963 " . . . George Washington gave us the biggest setback of the year . . . 58-70 . . . Steve Powers grabbed off the season ' s record with twenty-two rebounds . . . the Furman game added little encouragement . . . 73-76 . . . the last four minutes . . . Powers and Kemper sparked the team . . . but time was against us . . . only two wins from ten road games . . . home was different . . . Corps spirit is known all over the state . . . the Citadel fell once again . . . 87-77 . . . " 54 percent from the floor " . . . Manis and Mitchell ral- lied the big five . . . " the only discouraging note was the number of turnovers " . . . Powers led the southern conference in rebounds . . . " forty minutes of basketball ... it was a shame we couldn ' t have played this way against Furman " — MacPherson . . . back in the winning track . . . three confer- ence games left ... the prospect of the best season in years . . . Charlotte coliseum ... the " showplace of the Carolinas " ... the site of the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament ... the home court of the Davidson Wildcats ... the castle where a 1 964 Cinderella team from VMI won the championship ... oh, nostalgia and dreams for 1968 . . . " abbreviated permit " . . . approved by Herbie . . . cadets await Friday to see Kemper, Powers, Mitchell, Clark, and Manis in the semifinals . . . Friday never came for Mc- Pherson . . . only Queens College . . . Clark picks up three quick personals ... the guards were off . . . McPherson grimaces ... the crowd encourages the team to no avail . . . Furman ' s all-conference Dick Esleck scores again . . . and again . . . and again off one on one situations . . . unheralded . . . unhealthy . . . uncanny Steve McCammon can ' t see the basket without his contacts ... his broken nose hurts only VMI as he steals the ball . . . again . . . and again . . . and again ... it wasn ' t much of a basketball week- end for VMI ... the fans were discouraged . . . McPherson had reservations . . . Davidson won, as expected . . . and, the spirit of ' 68 was left for ' 69 . . . only the Bomb delegates and the team smiled as they drove down Independence Blvd. to Queens, where the real game was to be played . . . Swimming Long hours of workouts produce a good team ... it takes practice to swim with the best ... we were good this year . . . " you try to psych yourself up, but it ' s hard when things just aren ' t going right " . . . Night practice . . . not again! . . . Good old chlo- rine blurr . . . laps . . . two miles today! . . . you have to tie your legs together for practice . . . windsprints ... no! not the butterfly . . . anybody who thinks swimming is easy is nuts . . . " you won ' t drown — I won ' t let you drown . . . " graduation of the ranking black and brown belts left little hope for this year ' s team . . . the interest shown by the remaining members was more than encourag- ing . . . Mike Gompf, Tom Morris, and Jody Grimes take the leadership upon themselves . . . the nucleus of the team still remains . . . spirit and teamwork . . . hopes of regaining the national ranking of last year . . . the team travels to the state tournament with great expectations . . . R. C. Forrest wins the heavyweight class . . . JUDO invitational meets pit VMI against experienced VPI and Georgetown . . . the spirit is there, but we lost the first by a slight margin . . . the second and final match brings home a victory . . . 54-27 . . . the season ends with a feeling of accomplishment . . . the greatly over-matched team showed it had what it takes . . . more depth next year . . . hopes of regaining national recognition . . . 311 ' r. liwis ;T ■X4Bb two and a half hours of muscles wrenching, sweat running . . . every day ... six days a week from October to March ... a dedicated team ... no scholarships, no privileges, no special diet tables ... but the other teams have them . . . nothing going for them but themselves, a coach, a corps and Julie Martin . . . defeated schools like Duke, ' Davidson, Citadel, Virginia . . . dropped by a point to UNC ... the south- ern conference tournament and our guys . . . second overall . . . Don Taylor, Southern Confer class. I » ■ Bob Biddle, Southern Conference Cham- pion in heavy weight class. Steve Vaughn, 137 lbs., Donnie Taylor, 177 lbs., Bob Biddle, heavy weight — southern conference champs . . . Jack Kennedy, 160 lbs. — second in con- ference . . . Jimmy Dixon, 115 lbs., and freshman Ned Mikula, 191 lbs. — conference thirds . . . once defeated in two seasons — John Hill, 167 lbs. — sec- ond in southern conference . . . and others . . . Tom Reynolds, 123 lbs. . . . Joe Levine and Bob Gregory, 130 lbs. . . . freshman John Donahoe, 152 lbs. . . . the season ends ... a special banquet prepared by the coach ' s wife at their own expense . . . wrestling team? . . . yeah, man, we ' ve got one . . . Steve Vaughn, Southern Conference Champion in 137 pound class. RIFLE 315 316 mSEBALL anticipation of a heavy season begins before the snow melts from the diamond . . . indoor training — unsatisfying conditioning compounded by the threat of being cut . . . outside the story changes . . . positions materialize for the men that have the goods . . . the first game approaches . . . Randy Crocker signals from behind a grilled mask ... a batter gets psyched from the infield ' s nervous chatter . . . Washington and Lee falls 7-0 in a scrimmage game . . . key plays didn ' t exist ... the whole team performed well . . . but it ' s still too early to gloat . . . mound power — Fresia, Reid, and Robb — holds opponents bat power to a minimum . . . backed up by a tight, speedy infield . . . %- illstiii | ' " ilii ii . M. Ken Pennington — Outfield around the horn . . . Bushey at first, Pedigo on second, Harding ' s glove covers short, and White is locked in the hot box . . . deep field men wait for the one that gets by . . . Gentile at right fence, Catlett covers center, and Pennington is hung out in left ... but you cannot win without a bat . . . pressure is on the guy on deck . . . two strikes and Catlett puts his first one over . . . White ' s at clean up — long ball hitter ... 300 plus stick power — Gentile, Pedigo and Harding . . . but there ' s always ten- sion . . . bad bounces, sweaty hands that can ' t hold a ball, and bad calls ... the team worked as a team should . . . and their efforts are rewarded only by a hand-shake and the satisfaction of playing well . . . GOLF transformation from rebel blue to pastel banlon and printed cotton . . . cadets as civilians, play- ing a gentleman ' s game . . . every move a cal- culated one . . . every stroke is precision, grace, and power . . . seven out of fifteen will play in a match . . . the men with the lowest score — below par wins . . . competition like ECC, GW, VPI, West Va., W M, and W L . . . veterans McElwee, Thews, and Gills . . . freshmen Bodenheim and Neal . . . sophomores Dempsey and Gordon . . . strength on the fairways and the greens is a prerequisite to possible victory ... an individual game, but matches run on team points . . . wind, rain, and temperature measure in . . . confidence, concentration, and coordination are the only way . . . h ■ i s WHE THE OUTRAGE .... , .,.-, ■ No-Tell Motel " Commandant . . . has sort of a ring to it. ' Fearless leaders Dickinson and Undercoffer — Janu- ary 1956 " What can law school give you that the Army can ' t? 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Merle Luck, Jr., President Class of 1944 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ' When in Virginia, it ' s Lynchburg ' Qmimt mmmwmmt mm m GENERAL CONTRACTORS » ID ENG NEERS jk«Uw ffenn. 37202 Zion X Roads, Virginia Nashville, Tennessee VIRGINIA DAIRY Since 1920 The Home of Better Milk! 1810-16 West Main Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Compliments of Craddock- Terry Shoe Corporation LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Compliments of the Dramatic Club an the Ipswick BERKNESS CONTROL and Compliments of EQUIPMENT CORP. BEMISS POWER • PROCESS EQUIPMENT CORPORATION SALES • SERVICE 308 West Cary Street 2219 Chamberlayne Avenue RICHMOND, VIRGINIA RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Milton 3-5357 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 ele- gance. Yet we are continually striving for new and better ways to serve. It isn ' t likely that you are going to turn back the clock — it isn ' t likely that you will return to any period of the past — it isn ' t likely that conditions will ever be just as they once were. Life and Time move in but one direction and we move with it. Be aware of the fact that you cannot separate your- self from the time in which you are living — Decide now to become a part of it and work to improve it. Sincerely, Hotel Roanoke AND MOTOR INN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Carl G. Thurston General Manager The Pictures Can ' t Be Too Good Andre £tudh LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA MORE than ever before, quality has become an important factor in College Annuals. Everything to express skill, technique, artistry, is revealed in our prints. They are the only material proof of our ability, the only visible evidence of the value of our photographs and workmanship. QUICK-LIVICK, INC. CHARTERED BUS SERVICE ANYWHERE IN VIRGINIA Elizabeth M Quick Vict President 886-5126 Earl F. Quick 708 C Slreet STAUNTON, VIRGIN!, Zip Code 24401 Dial 886-3560 Flexible Hi-Level Service — Torsion Ride Air Conditioned and Rest Room Equipped TAYLOR BROTHERS 6 South 5th Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 160 ROSENEATH ROAD RICHMOND. VIRGINIA 23230 M K Caskie Paper Co., Inc. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA A Paper For Every Purpose K we were happy with the world the way it is, we wouldn ' t need you. Kids choke on polluted air. Streets are jammed by their problems. If you want to help solve important cars with no place to go. Italy ' s priceless art and problems, we ' d like to talk to you. We ' ll be visiting libraries are ravaged by floods. This is the way the campus soon. Drop by the placement office and world is, but it ' s not the way it has to be. Air pollu- arrange for an interview. tion can be prevented. Better transportation can jf9 be devised. Something can even be done about the H F N F R A I D frv ELECTRIC weather. Many people at General Electric are »LHLnnL jgfjsp t. k k w I 11 ■ w already working on | these problems but we need INDUSTRY CONTROL DEPARTMENT more. We need help from young engineers and scientists; and we need help from business and Salem, Virginia liberal arts graduates who understand people and An equal opportunity employer MUSIC and TOBACCO HEADQUARTERS FOR VMI CADETS • KLH • WOLLENSAK • STEREOS • STUDY AIDS • RECORDS • GUITARS • ACCESSORIES • PIPES TOBACCOS • GIBSON MR. CHARLES " HALFIE " SWINK Manager CAMPUS CORNER 25 South Jefferson LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA • Records, Stereos, Tape Recorders, Radios, Pipes Tobaccos • A Salute to the Corps from THE CLEAVES FOOD SERVICE Corporation, Delaware 8405 Ramsey Avenue SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Specialists in School and College Feeding 359 VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Dear Classmates: This is a belated report on the Fortieth Reunion of the Grand Class of V. M. I. 19281 Others have assisted me, as they express themselves, in recount- ing the success of this great affair. Bus Williamson had planned well and the arrangements worked out fine. Much credit is due George Shield and George Hangar for attending to the refreshment end and Bunny Walker for handling the finances. The Advance Guard approached Lexington and occupied previously planned positions beginning Thursday evening. Early Friday, June 7, they really started piling in and by mid-saturday morning, we counted 51, plus wives, sons and daughters. Included, too, were Theo Morgan and Hazel Kump whom we were all so happy to see and have with us. Another happy thing was having Leonard Lumsden back with his lovely wife Ruth. This was his first visit since he graduated. Everyone was glad to see him - I think they enjoyed themselves, too! Cliff and Lizora Miller ' s son, J. Clifford, III, with his young bride, visited with us for a while Friday evening. It was his fifth reunion. The Cadet playing safety on the defensive unit of the team this fall is Kerr Kump, Hazel and Cy ' s son. He ' s a great one and will be heard from this fall. Dick Newman brought along his lovely daughter, Betsy, who made a hit with everyone. Bill Old again brought his cameras and projectors and showed many slides and also some movies. Others contributed some of theirs also. Frank and Anna Nabers took in many of the events around the institute. Bill Englehard and Lois, with some other couples took in one of the " spots " off the main drag early Saturday. By the way, this was " Reg " Downey ' s first time back since 1928. ' so much to say, but this gets long. However, Ambrose .Hancock , Marshall, Montague, Berry, Black, Davis, Day, Decker, Delaney, Farley, Farmer, Frix, Fulkerson, Hanger, Harrington, Ketner, Korst , Maddux, Batte, Morrel, Moss, Peyton, Robertson. Sf sw swh fw«k u mm—mw . i 13 £ i 5J % jr i g « js Vi Q . " 2 o ■ i ■ ' • r !- 2 •V. 1 6 « • a co fa S oc n H eft lass ecoi ewe a3 CO U CQ K ' - « c ) • m4 zf Ji S 5 s § a, Z -! z „ dD « 2 fl « a; J2 0) W v ' X) 3 c 4- « = u X g 0) a; 2 P. - (•» cd .3 w B fa " »r» ■T k s " g « — fe! JD V, 9i M • •i-» r SO S c a-. ' s , " g- = w s 5; «5 Si O-iS hi o 8 s c e 8 A.i 1 8 I € | 3 r 1 5 $ _ -2 ■ | | " S = ■ j -a g s. s 1 F i- „ y, •g ■ " = £ SSje 5 a - S 3 5..S o Just to make this simple, I am attaching a list of those present. May this, to some small degree, bring back some memories and remind you to make plans starting now for the Forty-Fifth. As a matter of fact, a few of us have already had some conversation about arranging early so that we can accommodate ourselves to the new academic schedule in 1973. I M4i0h, ' James Q. Marchant, ' 28 Box 125 McQuire VA Hospital Blchmond, Virginia 23225 Givffl TH.H - unitH wA »|| Richard Newman, ' ?8 127 James River ErWf Vfiwjort T Tevs , Virginia 1928 - 40th Reunion June 7, 8, 9, 1968 Leonard Ambrose T. Berry and Rita Bill Black and Edie David Combs and Martha Bill Davis and Helen George Day and Margaret Murray Decker and Gladys Martin Delaney Reg Downey and Veronica Bill Englehard and Lois Joe Farley and Margaret Chilton Farmer and Sarah Jane Sam Franklin Alton Frix and Grace Brad Fulkerson and wife John Hancock George Hanger and Betty Hunky Harrington and Virginia Dick Ketner and Mary Ira Korst and Katie Hazel Kump Leonard Lumsden and Ruth Henny Maddux and Tody Jim Marchant and Lew Dick Marshall and Florence Mac McGiffert Cliff Miller and Lizora Bob Mitchell and Amy Shep Mondy and Mildred Lud Montague and Fanny Shorty Moore and Martha Theo Morgan Griff Morrel and Virginia Jim Moss and Velna Frank Nabers and Anna Dick Newman and Betsy Bill Old and Louisa Dick Peyton and Carolyn Mott Robertson and Rosa Ken Rugh and Elsa Barron Segar and Catherine George Shield and Kitty John Simpson and Marybeth Estes Smith and Noma Bob Spilman and Anne Julian Steele and Mazie Hony Tarrall and Mary George Ward and wife Bus Williamson and Eula Chick Woodward and Bessie Boiling Batte Dear Classmates: This is a belated report on the Fortieth Reunion of the Grand Class of V. M. I, 1928J Others have assisted me, as they express themselves, in recount- ing the success of this great affair. Bus Williamson had planned well and the arrangements worked out fine. Much credit is due George Shield and George Hangar for attending to the refreshment end and Bunny Walker for handling the finances. The Advance Guard approached Lexington and occupied previously planned positions beginning Thursday evening. Early Friday, June 7, they really started piling in and by mid -Saturday morning, we counted 51, plus wives, sons and daughters. Included, too, were Theo Morgan and Hazel Kump whom we were all so happy to see and have with us. Another happy thing was having Leonard Lumsden back with his lovely wife Ruth. This was his first visit since he graduated. Everyone was glad to see him - I think they enjoyed themselves, too! Cliff and Lizora Miller ' s son, J. Clifford, III, with his young bride, visited with us for a while Friday evening. It was his fifth reunion. The Cadet playing safety on the defensive unit of the team this fall is Kerr Kump, Hazel and Cy ' s son. He ' s a great one and will be heard from this fall. Dick Newman brought along his lovely daughter, Betsy, who made a hit with everyone. Bill Old again brought his cameras and projectors and showed many slides and also some movies. Others contributed some of theirs also. Frank and Anna Nabers took in many of the events around the institute. Bill Englehard and Lois, with some other couples took in one of the " spots " off the main drag early Saturday. By the way, this was " Reg " Downey ' s first time back since 19281 50 much to say, but this gets long. However, Ambrose .Hancock, Marshall, Montague, Berry, Black, Davis, Day, Decker, Delaney, Farley, Farmer, Frix, Fulkerson, Hanger, Harrington, Ketner, Korst , Maddux, Batte, Morrel, Moss, Peyton, Robertson. sr: mvvmcv vi WOT t— I CO § | 6 oo CD OO or m 1 1 1 n O a o 2i « _J UJ ■,. 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He commanded the 92nd Divi- sion in World War 11. both in train- ing in this country and in combat in Europe. After the war. he be- came chief of staff to Gen Doug- las MacArthur in Tokyo and later commanded the Tenth Corps m the Korean fighting. His last assignment before re- tirement was as commandant of the Army War College. Native Of Virginia A native of Lurav, he has attend- ed both the Anny and Naval War Colleges and participated in several seminars on national security, As chairman of the Board ' s museum and arts committee, he initiated the id?a for the Hnll of Valor dis- play in Preston Library which was dedicated last June. CO Z t Continued from page 7 1 Science. Colonel Jamison is a 1926 grad- uate of VMI and received a masl er ' s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1934. He was an in structor in electrical engineering at VMI for ' two years before join ing the We-tinghouse Company in 1928, returning to VMI as an asslfi tant professor of electrical engi- neering In 1932. He was appointed assoieatfl pre fessor In 1941 and professoi " i electrical engineering in 1947, Col onel Jamison was named head of the department in 1954 and direc- tor of engineering training in 1957, andling on the | ong ij, m . member of the State Board for the Examination of Cer ver. the species tifieation of Architects, Profession erested in the al Engineers and Land Surveyors. f and seems to a director of the National Council ction. although of State Boards of Engineering Bin eral specimens aminers ,and a Fellow of the In- er year or so, statute of Electrical and Electro k " roles. nics Engneers. ■a V) 3 o D 05 a a a 5 u. OS S X H cS C9 ■a £ a. GO ee —i o- X 3: -1 vs Z 05 rowsing around in the lower ths of the Science Hall, noted thologist Doc Carroll makes the awing revolutionai ' y discovery: The Yellow-bellied Goodtome ( Ig- norous de Corus) found only in certain small regions of the Shen- andoah Valley of Virginia, the yel- low-bellied goodtome is. fortunate- ly, rare in the bird world. It is not- ably distinguished by its grey col- oring and the three distinctive stripes it is always flashing on its left wing When accosted by small birds, the species, nonetheless, re- acts violently, uttering its shrill war song " Yereup. yereup. " When, however, bigger birds threaten it. it generally gives in meekly, al- though it has been known to sacri- fice smaller species for its own be- half. The species, surprisingly enough takes three years to develop fully, but during this period, seems rath- er harmless. When it reaches its fourth so-called " mature " year, the species undergoes a radical phv- d becomes in- seems to pay S self-proclaim- and enforces 1 flock of its ornithologists Hers or simply vn to peck the rhis flock, odd- ) roost on tend- ering railroad on which baf- ntists. as another un- that it seems verything that ly. the abode elt has deterio lief, due to in BQ siological change an creasingly violent. I closer attention to it ed territorial rights this through a sma followers, known to as the Group Contro GC ' s, which dart do offending creature. 1 ly enough, prefers t phone lines bore tracks, a phenomei fles modern day sci The species also 1 desirable habit in prone to destroy e it touches. Apparen where Ihey have dw rated beyond all he difference and mish part of the species. Fortunately, houe does not seem int propagation of Use! be doomed to extin there should be se surviving for anoth in sort of " lame du 1 s 1 j | a ' t ti ig, 5 2 1 S.S a J J! 5 , J M R O 0. 38 Beyer. T. 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