Virginia Military Institute - Bomb Yearbook (Lexington, VA)

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t VOLUME 7H 1 BaB55i - v " ■■- VOLUME 76 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE LEXINGTON VIRGINIA TABLE OF CONTENTS Prologue 1- 31 Dedication 32 Institute 36 Classes 68 Corps 196 Activities 220 Sports 248 Social 300 Advertisements 329 - . -• ■- -. . J J .. t A tfTT t £ ' 2 i£ JaSair-? . TWVTJ n J PIT W ' 1 STAFF RichardJ. Cabaniss — Editor-in-Chief Sol Waite Rawls, III — Business Manager C. Wellington Thompson, Jr. — Managing Editor Thomas F. Morehouse, III — Layout Editor David L. Miller — Advertising Manager Randolph B. Jones — Circulation Manager C-m { ifr.A iito m i It has always been a place of extraordinary loneliness — of symbolic, traditional, awe-inspiring silence. ir ' n " ,v " B PI r jiffBI HL. i!bc Hi " rrrrr Hfi nffl " ■■■■■ ,. ■F! JHHKSltPil nar - ' i t ' ii Ll ' jEf 9 %.. ' , __ HS F r ' -» 8 ■■ E i . naH iL k i f sic Age shows; it is pervasive; it exudes and hangs heavy as a vapor. The Institute is a cold place, yet paradoxically emits a hidden warmth. The cinereous coolness often seems to dominate, to engulf the soul; it appears to be everywhere — in the sky, on the walls, on the grounds, on the trees — and even in the faces. There are many lonelinesses: one overwhelms, like the weight of towering and aloof walls that loom on every side; another manifests itself in the ultimate realization that the whole responsibility of succeeding, excelling . . . finally rests with you alone. -STONEWALL- JACKS ,-fj«- feMM Only when one meets the austere de- mands of conformity, coupled with academic and military discipline, is he able to perceive his singular individuality. ' " ' SuS BV mk b -jB BY bBUmKK E 1 «Bl r ' • l v i Ik ai ■ m»i iiSB Vvl Br lABHuI This perception, coming early to some — to others, regretfully, not at all — opens a whole unknown and unimagined range of possibilities. But the purpose of every college is the enlightenment of the individual — through instruction, participation, emulation. The first step is building a broad, adequate basis of fundamentals. Aquiring these, a student takes the first step into academic individuality. Often disaster comes. But corrections, suggestions, advice, and examples are quickly administered — and the next step is a little surer. The facts absorbed are of secondary impor- tance; the techniques and the personal assurance are the real lessons learned. And for this reason, a cadet must express himself through these many disciplines. Each with its own demands, tests, failures, victories, pride, physical and emotional trials — leading eventually to a certain self- actualization that would have seemed im- possible in relation to the dismay of an earlier loneliness. Sfc Wb= A cadet learns to express himself physically, in the rigorous, yet re- warding metamorphosis of body and mind into a controlled, smoothly functioning, responsive being. Such control, and the confidence that it produces is invaluable, whatever future obligations and opportunities require. It is here, total involvement — both as spectator and participant — makes the inherent loneliness the nebulous dream of another time. But for all its solid, monolithic tradition, the Institute changes. It changes not with the dislodg- ing of keystones, but with the judicious, critically supervised remolding of the individual con- stituents of the whole — always changing to accomodate a new, inevitable era. 2 i_ Progress must have its roots in tradition; meaningful change is built, in part, upon established principle. A unique fusion of the traditional and the changing moves us into the unknowable, the untested, a realm in which the knowable and the tested serve as foundation for progress. mm % The inevitable change continues, but the change will never fail to build upon the values, ideals, and singularity that make . . . Dedication sc L T ■jj .U ■ ' flflHIMIM(Pr ' ' A 4 M fci |i f H ! I ||W i . m ■ Mrs. Mary Moody Northen Since Ring Figure of 1968, our class has been fortunate to have had an unusually close relationship to Mrs. Mary Moody Northen — a warm hearted, sincere friend. Out of our respect and admiration for this lady, the award of " Honorary Sister Rat " has been bestowed upon her by our class. It is fitting that this title be awarded to one who has done so much for our class as well as the Institute and all alumni of VMI. Not only did Mrs. Northen speak highly of the Class of 1970 at the Moody Hall dedication ceremonies, she also gave our class the un- precedented honor of touring the new building that day. This is a rare privilege as normally cadets are not allowed inside of the alumni quarters until after their graduation. She has contributed to the Insti- tute by serving ably on the VMI Foundation and to the alumni by pro- viding for a facility which in quality and excellence cannot be bettered anywhere. It is a fitting memorial to her father, one of VMI ' s most distinguished alumni. It is out of our appreciation for all that Mrs. Northen has done for VMI and particularly for the class of 1970 that we dedicate the 1970 Bomb to her. Dedication of Moody Hall 1 ■ I llfnin i 1 llli VmZ H H P ilfflP William Lewis Moody Jr., ' 86 Hall was dedicated on 18 October, 1969. The building honors William L. Moody, and the funds for its construction were given to the V.M.I, by his daughter, Mrs. Mary Moody Northen, in his memory. Mr. Moody was a member of the VMI Class of 1886 and a successful Texas financier whose business empire included insurance, hotel, newspaper, publishing, cotton, and banking interests. Following the presentation by General Lemuel C. Shepherd. USMC retired, of portraits of Mrs. Northen and her father, a Regimental Review was held in honor of Mrs. Northen. At the actual dedication. United States Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr. gave the principal ad- dress, and the Vice-President of the Board of Visitors C. E. Thurston Jr., announced the unanimous election of Mrs. Northen as an honorary member of that distin- guished board. The ceremonies and activities during Alumni Week- end firmly established Mrs. Northen ' s generous gift as a permanent fixture in which to graciously and taste- fully accomodate returning Alumni. Institute i J £2 m r • ■ ' - ' ' .1 1 ' ■■ ' - i4 ' . :l r fe Tj - $£ 1 | ' ■ ' ;. pm} ! _ _ _ _ _ The Superintendent Entering his tenth year as Superintendent, Major General George R. E. Shell is the ninth in a line of distinguished educators. It has been his task to maintain, in the face of changing emphasis on academic and environmental freedoms, a rigorous, character- building system, steeped in tra- dition. It has been a di fficult struggle to bring VMI into the present without destroying its ideals and values. General Shell has suc- ceeded in intitiating change by tempering his actions with con- servative thought. As a result, he has improved the system while safeguarding VMI ' s values and maintaining the high standard of excellence of character expected of all cadets. Under General Shell ' s di- rection, the academic curricula have come under increasingly close examination and eval- uation, and innovations have been introduced to bring the academic environment to a de- gree of excellence hitherto un- known. He has made possible a larger, better qualified faculty, thus keeping VMI high on the roles of well-respected colleges not only because of its ability to adhere to the changing standards of a complex educational system. The 1969-1970 session saw the initiation of sweeping reforms within the Corps of Cadets itself. These extended privileges have included not only the first class, but the lower classes as well, and have greatly added to the re- sponsibility and attitude of the Corps. General Shell has proven him- self not only to be an able educa- tor and administrator, but also a man of vision who recognizes the value of both change and tra- dition within a military environ- ment to produce, ultimately, the citizen-soldier. Ik Board of Visitors Hon. R.H.Patterson, Jr. Maj. Gen. Paul M. Booth Organized under the laws of the Common- wealth of Virginia, 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. Acknowledging the uniqueness of the Institute, eleven members of the current Board attended VMI. These members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate. The Governor 01 Virginia, His Excellency, A. Linwood Holton, is the Commander-in-Chief, and the Honorable C. E. Thurston, Jr. is serving as President of the Board at the present time. Although the Board of Visitors is required to meet at least once a year, it usually meets more often. In addition to this, the Superin- tendent is empowered to call the Board into session at any time he feels it necessary to do Hon. SolW. Rawls, Jr. Hon. Elton D. Peterson Hon. E.H.Williams, Jr. Hon. John D. deButts Hon. Marvin Gillespie Hon. Thomas E. Sebrell, III His Excellency A. Linwood Holton Governor of Virginia Administration and Staff Colonel P. Allan Carlsson Registrar Lt. Col. William E. Graybeal Purchasing Officer Colonel Arthur M. Lipscomb, Jr. Director of Admissions Colonel George H. Simpson Military Executive Officer Colonel James M. Morgan, Jr. Dean of Faculty Colonel Hart Slater Business Executive Major D. A. Beard Assistant Treasurer Colonel F. H. Barksdale Director of Cadet Affairs Colonel R. M. Harper Treasurer Mr. C. L. Hararic, Jr. ipt. of Buildings and Grounds 43 The Commandant " I think this year was far better than the year that I first came here as Commandant in 1967. " With this statement. Colonel Douglas C. France not only ex- pressed his views, but those of the entire Corps, as well. Upon assuming the position of Commandant of Cadets just three years ago, Colonel France displayed an acute awareness of the need for responsible change within the Corps and responded to constructive pro- posals from the Corps with an openminded philos- ophy designed to update the VMI system and increase the privileges and responsibilities of every class in barracks. During his term as Commandant, Colonel France stood stalwart in his admirable belief that a stronger V.M.I, could be built on the foundation of constructive change tempered with the certain unalterable VMI traditions. He saw this goal begin to transform from words to actions. His endeavors were those of the Corps. With his departure upon retirement the Corps will have lost a great man whose diligent ideas and actions of reform have pioneered the way for a better VMI and a superior citizen-soldier. Colonel Douglas C. France Commandant Major Stacy C. Harris Deputy Commandant Major Thomas E.C. Hughes Assistant Commandant Major James D. Hocker Major Jeffrey A. Larson Major Daniel C. Briltigan Major William R. Gedris Major Ronald A. Woodson Captain Francis C. Porter Captain William F. Brand .Captain Estel E. Elkins Lt. Steven G. Harrington Commandant and Staff ■ Colonel John W. Knapp Civil Engineering Colonel Arthur C. Taylor, Jr. Mechanical Engineering DEPARTMENT HEADS Colonel George L. Roth, Jr. English Colonel George M. Pickral Colonel George M. Brooke, Jr. Chemistry History Lt. Colonel Albert L. Deal, III Mathematics Mr. Clark King Physical Education Dr. Dean Foster Psyc hology and Philosophy Dr. Alan G.C.White Biology Colonel D. Rae Carpenter, Jr. Phvsics Colonel Robert F. Hunter History Arts Colonel John G. Barrett History Major Tyson Wilson History ' ilHIl B9NI iH vi ' RI 1 ' 1 WUi _ j 111 If] K ■■ W I B z S T - L In Major Willard M. Hays and Major Edward B. Davis, III History 2M- Bll 9 Lt. Colonel Lyon G. Tyler, Jr. History Captain John M. Marshall History Colonel Henry S. Bausum History Colonel Austin M. Drumm History Dr. Brewster S. Ford English Mr. Raymond T. Loyd German Colonel B. McCluer Gilliam History Major Chester B. Goolrick History Mr. Edwin L. Dooley, Jr. History For many, the study of the Humanities is only the drudgery of wading through a morass of dull, incom- prehensible material. For the true liberal artist, though, it is the most demanding and grueling schol- arly path. Combined with this study there is the need lor reflection and rumination to understand, relate and see through a maze of ideas that constitute the real world. It is a field unfettered by the technical and mechanical, unyielding in its requirements for logic and the singular ability to express oneself suc- cinctly and exactly in a language we all speak but few know. It offers a unique combination of the abstract and sublime, coupled with a cold awareness of con- crete reality. There is an indescribable force that drives those who accept the challenge of the arts; a challenge ac- cepted by men who are not afraid to conduct an in- tensely personal search — a search that never culmi- nates in a true discovery. A unique dignity results from this continual struggle, though. To reach a mo- mentary synthesis is only to pause in the eternal quest for knowledge; for one involved in humanity strives to understand the past and anticipate the fu- ture. He realizes that there is no solution, but he is nevertheless continually aware that a deeper and more profound understanding of life is to be realized. He seeks to comprehend the terms of history— rev- olution, rebellion, Anarchism, Nihilism, birth, death — and by so doing, comes to know that searching and desire is the manifestation of existence. The eye — it cannot choose but see; we cannot bid the ear be still; our bodies feel, where ' er they be, agai nst or with our will. — Wordsworth The study of man ' s nature is often painfully satisfy- ing; it reveals the disorder and chaos lodged deep in man ' s soul, hut also discovers the eternal hope (hat keeps humanity alive. The Humanities is a never-ending quest for involve- ment: to he, a part of, is the essential desire that we call life. Dr. Chester F. Burgess English Mr. Thomas D.Clark English Mr. James B. Davis English •s —— - ■ w-m Mr. John W. Boettjer English Major William D. Badgett English Mr. David R. Campbell Economics Dr. James L. Y. Chang Economics Mr. Joseph R. Cowarl Economics Mr. James A. Zellner and Mr. James N. Wetzel Economics Colonel P. Allan Carlsson Philosophy Colonel William F. Byers English Mr. Thomas Y. Greet English Dr. Siegfried Weing German Mr. Mike E. Monsour French TiKSy Mr. Ronald A. Grennes Spanish Mr. Peter D. Fyfe German Mr. Jack C. Schmidt Spanish Mr. David K. Locklin Philosophy Cmdr. Robert K. Wilson Religion Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey Chemistry k Colonel Charles W. Smart Chemistry Captain Josef D. Prall and Mr. Frank A. Settle, Jr., Chemistry Dr. Edward S. Gregorek, Jr Chemistry Colonel James B. Newman Physics Lt. Stephen G. Harrington Chemistry Mr. Stanley I. Wetmore, Jr. Chemistry Major Thomas E. C. Hughes Physics Mr. George J. Holland, Jr. Physical Education Mr. Arnold W. Joyce Physical Education Dr. Gabriel G. Balazs Electrical Engineering Major Benjamin W. Bontemps Assistant Librarian Lt. Col. George B. Davis Librarian SCIENCES The study of the sciences requires grueling and often unrewarding dis- cipline. Goals and rewards constantly seem unattainable in a life which is quickly oriented into a daily cycle of classes, labs, study, and more study. It soon becomes a race to retain one ' s sanity, but with the attainment of these same goals in sight a tranquil, satisfied feeling of accomplishment can still be realized. It is a difficult world, one in which one becomes so immersed in physical laws, maxims and constants that he is soon in danger of losing sight of reality. Man must not be solely concerned with practicality or utility; he must go further: he must humanize his knowl- edge, and make his learning appli- cable to the whole man. Although it is necessary to make a detailed study of the microcosm, the scientist must apply his knowl- edge to the microcosm, to the entire organism, to the universe. The lessons learned in the cold, imper- sonal laboratory must assume a warm, personal quality before they can truly serve the whole of mankind. With the study of the organic and physical structure, the function of the universe, and the application of these laws to build and create, one acquires the inherent responsibility to consider man as an individual, a free-thinking, emotional, and psy- chologically complex entity. There will always be a demand for those capable of providing for man ' s physical comfort and material well- being, but the most demanding task of today ' s scientist, faced with the over- whelming problems created by our society, is the ability to consider man ' s intangible, vitally necessary needs, and to meet the challenge of successfully fulfilling them. Dr. E. Burwell Wingfield and Dr. Fred C. Swope Biology Lt. Col. Philip B.Peters Physics Colonel Gene Wise Chemistry Major Daniel C. Brittigan Mechanical Engineering Colonel George B. Ax Mathematics Mr. Harold E. Schlais Mathematics Major Joseph E. Martin Mathematics Major J. Frank Hartis, Jr Mathematics Military Science Captain Jeffery A. Larson Infantry Captain Pete E. Elkins Infantry Captain William E. Brand, III Infantry Major Donald H. Woeber Artillery Major Stainton Smith Infantry Lt. Col. James W. Bramlet Assistant PMS Captain Jan M. Gray Infantry Major David A. Noake Armor Air Science Major Bernard I. Wellman Captain Everett D. Hockenberry, Jr., Major James D. Hocker, Captain Francis C. Porter Captain Charles A. P. Corcoran Artillerv Fronl Row left lo right: Clinton E. Thurston. Jr.: George D. Brooke: Edmund T. Morris. Jr.: Mrs. Mary Moody Northen; General Lemuel C. Shep- herd. Jr.: Major General George R. E. Shell; C. |oseph Collins. Second Row: Louis G. Kuchuris; Brigadier General Frank McCarthy; Floyd D. Gottwald. Jr.; J. Robert Philpott; John M. Camp, Jr.; Arthur I. Ginsburg. Third Row: Colonel George B. Ax; Henry J. Foresman; John J. Kellam; Harry G. Lee: Abney S. Boxley; Gorham B. Walker. Jr. Fourth Row center: Joseph D. Neikirk, Easley L. Moore, Jr. Trustees not present: Charles W. Lewis: James C. Wheat. Jr.; Thomas H. Benners. Jr.; Carter L. Burgess: William H. Moore; J. H. Tyler McConnell; Charles E. Moore. Jr.: Captain Lee R. Scherer, ex-officio; Vincent J. Thomas; ex-officio: Colonel R. Marlowe Harper, officer: and H. Merrill Pasco. The VMI Foundation Since its conception in 1937 the VMI Foundation has sought to further academic excellence at the Virginia Mili- tary Institute. Through its programs of scholarships, loans, faculty aid and im- provement, and support of cadet activities, the Foundation has been of direct assis- tance to individual cadets and faculty members as well as to the Institute as a whole. The VMI Foundation maintains perma- nent offices in W. L. Moody, ' 86 Hall under the direction of Mr. J. D. Neikirk. ' 32. ex- ecutive vice-presiden t. Here, by charter, the foundation receives and administers gifts and bequests which are used where state funds are not obtainable. Here, the Foundation provides a means by which individuals, classes, and organizations may effectively support the VMI education. Mr. Joseph D. Neikirk Foundation Executive Vice President Alumni Association E. JACKSON TICE Executive Secretary As long as there have been VMI alumni, then; has been a VMI Alumni Association. Praised throughout the country as one of the most outstanding alumni associations in exist- ence, it now maintains active correspondence with over 9,100 members. VMI alumni, bound together through com- mon trials and traditions, have long been known for their loyalty to their school and to each other. The Alumni Association, under the direction of E. [ack- son Tice. executive secretary, seeks to keep former cadets in contact with their Brother Rats and fellow cadets in many ways. These include publication of the quarterly Alumni Review, files on all alumni, class reunions, chapter meetings and maintainence of the new alumni hall. Wil- liam L. Moody ' 86 Hall. The Alumni Association also con- tinues support of the VMI itself through its alliance with numerous cadet activities. Through its officers and membership, the VMI Alumni Association, as stated in its charter, seeks " to organize the alumni and old cadets of the Virginia Military Institute in one general body, so as the better to keep alive the memo- ries of Institute life, and by their united efforts the more efficiently to aid in the promotion of its educational pur- poses in the future. " The Marshall Research Foundation Only time reveals the full measure of a man, but during his lifetime George Catlett Marshall was recorded respect and admiration from his contemporaries which has been accorded only the most illustrious figures of our history. His career exemplifies all that is finest in our traditions — the ideal of the soldier who puts away his sword to point the way to lasting peace. General Marshall was only a few weeks short of his 79th birthday when he died on October 16, 1959. Long before his death he had become known around the world for his leadership as United States Chief of Staff in World War II and for the Marshall Plan of aid to Europe he proposed while Secretary of State after the war. His entire adult lifetime was spent in the public service of his fellow Americans, despite many opportunities he had for per- sonal reward in private affairs. Between 1901 and 1945, he occupied every commissioned rank in the United States Army, and he held decorations from sixteen foreign na- tions as well as more than a dozen decorations and service medals from the United States. His numerous major civil- ian awards included the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953, the only instance of the prize being conferred on a profes- sional soldier. Between 1939 and 1947, he was the recipient of fifteen honorary degrees from colleges and universities in this country and abroad. He served his country as a rep- resentative on at least fifteen international assemblies and councils of world importance, and as Secretaty of State and Chief of Staff, he was the only man in our history to occupy both of the nation ' s highest non-elective military and civilian posts. (A special act was passed by Congress to permit him to hold the office of Secretary of Defense.) The Marshall Foundation was organized in 1953 at the suggestion of former President Harry S. Truman, one of General Marshall ' s great admirers. The late John C. Ha- gan. a prominent Virginian, headed the Foundation in its early days and in 1959 General of the Army Omar N. Brad- ley became its president. A collection of priceless histori- cal material covering America ' s diplomatic and military affairs during General Marshall ' s career and construction of the Research Library, completed in 1964, had been made possible by an outpouring of gifts from many hundreds of persons and major gifts from philanthropists and other foundations such as the late John D. Rockefeller and the Ford Foundation. In commenting on General Marshall ' s career, Sir Win- ston Churchill once remarked that " succeeding generations must not be allowed to forget achievements or his exam- ple. " Thanks to the Marshall Foundation, Sir Winston ' s admonition is being carried out. Mr. Royster Lyle, Jr. Assistant to the Director The Marshall Foundation IN MEMORIAM Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey Since L930, when Colonel Herbert E. Ritchey firstbegan teaching at VMI, 40 years of firsl class biology and chemistry majors have suffered and gained in his classes. These cadets have gone to various graduate and medical schools, industry, and the armed services, but all have realized that in his classes they were recipients of an outstanding educational process and of a real friendship experience. Colonel Ritchey was graduated from Indiana Universitv in 1928 with an A.B. in Chemistry and began work as an analyti- cal chemist in private industry. He soon left this field to earn an M.S. from Purdue University and began teaching at VMI. His subsequent tenure has been interrupted only by two years spent in research at Illinois University and as head of the science department at Pikesville College. During these 40 years, cadets had come from his class- rooms properly chastised for their shortcomings and amply rewarded for their accomplishments. They had been im- pressed by his fairness and in some way touched by his unwavering demand for excellence. Colonel Ritchey ' s stu- dents had noted, above all, that his methods and practices had been motivated by one prevailing factor, an all encom- passing desire and concern that his students would leave his classroom with a firm, sure understanding of their subject. Many cadets had found themselves in Colonel Ritchey ' s office for many purposes. His help and advice in personal, as well as academic, problems was always readily available. Colonel Ritchey ' s frank, honest recommendations for gradu- ate schools were considered invaluable and were held in the utmost respect throughout the country. Colonel Ritchey impressed his students as an able instruc- tor, a dedicated educator, and most of all as a sincere friend. His death in early 1970 is one of our greatest losses. William Brent Bell Essex Falls. New |orsey First Lieutenant, U.S. Arm} 75th Infantry Airborne Division Died 27 March 1969. when his helicopter was shot dov n 1 enemy fire in the Republic nf Vietnam. Ho was dvked b I terberl C. Braun, V N. William Brent Bell Douglas Carter France, III For most cadets, it ' s hard to return to the bleakness of VMI each year. This time it was even worse. Doug France was dead. None of his Brother Rats could understand or even comprehend his death. He had been involved in everything, smiling, laugh- ing, always cheerful. Doug and his younger brother, Wayne, were killed in an automobile accident only two weeks before the end of summer fur- lough. News of his death spread and Doug ' s Brother Rats and friends dropped what they were doing in order to attend his funeral in Spring Hope, North Carolina. Upon return to barracks, the class of 1971 decided that a more lasting tribute was appropriate and the Douglas C. France. Ill ' 71 Memorial Award was established. This award consists of a scholarship handled by the VMI Foun- dation and a class ring with the inscription DOUGLAS CARTER FRANCE, III, 71 AWARD. " Larry H. Foster Each year, the Rat class looks forward to returning as Third Classmen. The class of 1972 returned this past fall with its spirits dampened. There was an empty space on the third stoop, and an empty space in their class. Larry H. Foster drowned on 29 July 1969. Larry entered VMI with his Brother Rats in August 1968 and became a part of the VMI in every way. He had gone through the Rat Line, attended classes, and joined the track team like any other cadet. In the summer of 1969 Larry was attending sum- mer school at VMI. While riding the rapids at Devil ' s Kitchen one afternoon, Larry tipped over and went under before his companions were able to reach him. Many of us didn ' t have the opportunity to know Larry. Those who did miss him. Philip R. Anderson Gary A. Bubb Richard ]. Cabani: Who ' s Who Thomas E. Campbell Judson W. Collier, Jr Robert R. Costigan James B. Dick Garland T. Durvin Thomas G. Ferguson, III Ronald A. Henry s» William H. Howard, III David L. Miller Dennis M. O ' Connor Dennis M. O ' Donnell Sol W. Rawls, III Robert A. Rolfe Carson L. Tucker v w Roland H. Vaughan Jonathan S. Vordermark, II Alvin W. Wadford, Jr •::-: m .t+Hik- Classes The First Class Ben Dick, President The pendulum-like career of the Class of 1970 swings to a halt with a consummate moment of reflection: the times of initiative and success . . . bricks, the parties, Ring Fig- ure, the staff studies, pledge; the times of mistake and dis- aster, seeming legions of Brother Rats lost to the archaic regulations on drinking and automobiles; the ideals of honor press all too hard on some, and the rolls of ' 70 diminish again. How trite to complain when one has chosen this life ... to ask why. The demands were never hidden from us at matriculation. So for the two hundred-plus who have remained to graduate there must be a value that the Institute instills in us. Perhaps we who receive the diploma in May have learned that there are ways to bear up under even the most obnoxious pressure in order to achieve a goal, and that this VMI is a microcosmic reproduction of the worst life has to offer somehow makes everything a bit easier to comprehend. Even we may not ever be able to appreciate what the Institute has given us, but there will be no ' 70 Brother Rat leaving the Graduation platform unprepared to live life to the dregs, be the motives positive or negative. Jud Collier, Historian Roland Vaughan, Historian yf «■ ■ [11 l fl W +M W F S m — 3 JAMES BENJAMIN DICK Winchester, Virginia James Benjamin Dick English, Artillery. Pvt.. Lt.. Rat Track — honor- ary Co-Capt.. Varsity Cross Country — Capt.. Varsity Indoor Outdoor Track — Tri Capt.. Distinguished Military Student. Who ' s Who, English Society, English Speaking Union. Newman Club. CADET Staff. Class President. General Committee — Chairman. Executive Committee — President. Military Industrial Complex Symposium, Car Committee, Supt. Committee on Rat Paramilitary System, Posit Committee. Lejeune Hall Receptionist. " Who ' s Ben Dick? " was the murmur whis- pered across the rat class of 1970 upon the announcement of class election returns. The Winchester speaker fully used the element of surprise on the Institute and the class as he promised us nothing, but in the following years gave us more than anyone could expect from a class president. Ben has engineered changes at VMI that definately place him at the helm of the Twentieth Century Crew (from drinking and blazers to the extension of needed Corps privileges]. In addition, Ben has not succumbed to a " holier than thou " atti- tude hut has maintained a sensitivity to all sorts of individuals, including everyone from the new barracks zoo to the ghetto. With a will to get things done, no good luck, phrases Ben — obvious success needs no compliment. JUDSON WAVERLY COLLIER, JR. Richmond. Virginia Judson Waverly Collier, Jr. " Jud " Economics, Marines. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Foot- ball. Rat Track, Varsity Football. Who ' s Who, Class of 1970 Vice President, General Commit- tee, Executive Committee, VASG-District President, Posit Committee. Ghetto. " Where is that boy? " Almost always the reply would be " Out Studying. " This brief conversation gives us an adequate indication of what kind of a guy Jud is — diligent and dedicated. Despite the determined efforts by the Economics curriculum to eliminate him. Jud has survived, and to no one ' s surprise, reached very near the top. Without a doubt Judson " Joe Bossman " Collier ' s greatest at- tribute is his power to organize not only a dynamic class, but also a local group of de- generates, the Ghetto Mafia. In addition to this, Jud has also assumed the position of Den Mother over the Ghetto Ruffians in 142. The Commandant vowed to root out those undesir- ables: however, Judson lost only one cub for a short period of time. To the Corps. Judson will remain first in their hearts as one of the leaders of his class. You don ' t need any luck. Jud. You ' re a strong mixture of charisma, appeal, and ability that tags you a great suc- cess. ROLAND HAMPTON VAUGHAN Tuskegee. Alabama Roland Hampton Vaughan " Ro " Civil Engineering. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Judo. Varsity Rugby — Co-Captain. Who ' s Who, ASCE. Honor Court — President. Class ' 70 — Historian. Ghetto, General Committee. Exec- utive Committee. A listing of Roland ' s accomplishments re- flects the image he has projected to three- quarters of the Corps this year and rightly so; for Roland has shown himself to be a person of principle in its three great systems: Honor, Class, and Military. But there is something more than administrator in a man who. after the obligation of announcing a dishonored name to the awakened Corps in early morn- ing, reflects that he felt " ... a thousand miles from each stoop ... an eternity around the courtyard. " He is a sensitive man who takes his responsibilities seriously and willingly, but not without emotional involvement. He has grown inside as well as outside, finding success to be meaningless without someone to share that success. Now. with Jeannie to share that success, and two hundred-fifty Brother Rats to wish him well, there remains nothing except that diploma to equip Roland for the rest of whatever. Good Luck. Ro. PHILIP RATLIFF ANDERSON Arlington. Virginia EDWIN EADS ANDREWS, III Doswell. Virginia ROBERT CHARLES ARMSTRONG Chesapeake. Virginia Philip Ratliff Anderson " Phil " Civil Engineering, Armor. Cpl.. Sgt.. Capt.. Rat Football, Distinguished Military Student, Who ' s Who, Debate Society. ASCE. Director Intramurals, Scuba Club, Tanker Platoon. It is difficult, perhaps, to imagine the dilemma of being on the spot twenty-four hours a day. but for the Regimental " Hatchet Man " this has been a wav of life. Nevertheless, Phil ' s devo- tion to perfection has resulted in an unbeliev- ably efficient organization within the Corps. His sense of amiability and fair play leaves a legacy of harmony between those of us who labored under the discipline of VMI and this harried individual. If Phil exerts half as much effort in the study of law as he has in his career at the Institute, the Supreme Court had better warm up a bench. Such can only be the future of a guy whose whole intellect thrives on pres- sure and whose entire energy is directed toward accomplishing the ideal. Edwin Eads Andrews, III " Ed " " Rogue " " pooh " History, Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Soccer. Regimental Republican-Circulation Editor. YAF-Virginia Vice-Chairman, Civil War Round- table Vice-President, Lacrosse, Scouters Club, Cadet Battery, The International Indicatrix Society. 454 415 — Rat Mixer and a girl named Peggy somethingorother — RDC at Christmastide — Ski- ing at Brvce ' s-Card rack-Zollman ' s Country Club-Corporal?! RIGHT! 341-Jay-ola-Fen-strain- ing sessions-September 29$$$$$$-degradation to a lowlv Private-A new romance . . . rocks- Guth-OH, " MY LIVER- 286-Roanoke Party-V- Mink-Lacrosse (Oh well, next vear)-Mau- FTXCO-thegap. 113- X-ray what?-YAF-Civil War-Home-plans- What ' s a " Tradititarion " ? GRE ' s and Beer don ' t mix-WESSENDORF!-Oh Dickie- Dooby- 200 days. Robert Charles Armstrong " Ace " Mathematics. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Cross Coun- try, Rat Indoor Outdoor Track. Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Indoor Outdoor Track, YRC. VAC, Fire Fighters, Cadet Waiter. Ever since Ace made a certain comment about Christmas in front of the Commandant and his wife, he knew he was going to have a rough time at the Institute. Ace soon became famous for his love of being a grub, and his love of full moons, which didn ' t go over too well with the rankers. To make matters worse. Ace ran into deep trouble in the ME Depart- ment, and soon became a Math major. Even with two strikes against him. Ace wasn ' t about to let the Institute score, so he fought back. His grades came up, his demerits went down, and his perpetual smile and Brother Rat Spirit stayed there all the way. Now that Ace is an unshiny First, he looks forward to graduation and a good life ahead. Best of luck to ya, BR. :-rA. Alvah Clay Arnn " A.C. " Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl.. Pvt., Rat Swimming, Varsity Swimming, Distinguished Military Student, ASCE-Sec.-Treas.. President. Civil Shaft, Wesley Foundation. Tanker Pla- toon. VAF-District Chairman, Monogram Club. Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ghetto. Cadet Automobile Committee-Chairman. Scuba Club. Since the days when he was a battalion staffer at Hargrave Military Academy. A.C. has been the super participant: president of the VMI ASCE, YAF District Chairman. Chairman of the 1970 Car Committee. Varsity Swimming Man- ager, . . .the list goes on and on. Knowing A.C. ' s fine qualities, one only expects great achieve- ments. A.C. is known by all to be hard working, exceptionally well organized, and possessing a deep sense of responsibility. Whenever some- thing important has to be done, one can look to A.C. and find him willing to help; but never let it be said that he doesn ' t do his share of playing. A.C. ' s jovial manners along with his keen " country-Chatham " wit will never be for- gotten. His friendliness and superior qualities can only bring him years of success and happi- ness whether he continues in the field of en- gineering or in that of automotives. David Rudolph Axelson " Dave " Physics, Artillerv, Cpl., Pvt.. Distinguished Military Student. ' Dean ' s List, CADET-Ex- change Editor, BOMB staff. Bridge Club. De- bate Society. Psychology Dept. Assistant. AFC. Mallory Magical Mystery Tour. In the beginning there was Dave. There was also about eight inches of hair attached there- upon. The hair is greatly reduced by now. but not Dave. He is a true Brother Rat in every sense of the word. Not many BR ' s could be ex- pected to unselfishly get violently ill over two consecutive hops so that they could surrender their wheels to a wheel-less Brother Rat. Otherwise known as " The Bolshevik of Mal- lory Hall, " Dave distinguished himself in the physics and the metaphysics which would have done in a lesser man. Dave occupied an equally unique position in the military system of VMI. He set the record for the private-to- corporal-to-private shift early his Third Class year. The Institute was little changed by Dave, but the converse won ' t be said as Dave departs the hallowed halls. George Martin Bach " George " English. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Rifle Team, Dean ' s List, English Societv. Amalgamated AWOL Club, PIC, YRC. YAF. " " Gorgeous " George has truly been one of the non-military types to persevere cadet life for the past four years. His academic record will show that he has used his own ingenuity to make the military life more bearable, and his creativeness in military activities was more than exemplified in summer camp. George ' s ambition in life is someday to go to college . . . Even after experiencing these years here at the Institute. George may still overcome this disadvantage and be able to attain his goal. If not as a great literary and military figure. George will be remembered for his friendliness and fun-loving altitude. Good luck, Brother Rat. ALVAH CLAY ARNN Chatham. Virginia DAVID RUDOLPH AXELSON North Springfield. Virginia GEORGE MARTIN BACH Richmond, Virginia JOHN THOMAS BAILEY Triangle, Virginia John Thomas Bailey " John " Civil Engineering, Marines, Cpl., Sgl.. Ral Swimming. Varsilv Swimming, Dean ' s List, ASCE. Wesley Foundation, Scuba Club, North- ern Virginia Club. Monogram Club. Totally unaware of what VMI had in store for him. |ohn entered the life of a cadet on that fateful matriculation day so long ago. Deter- mined to slay and someday enjoy the good VMI had to offer. )ohn adapted quickly to the sys- tem. Keeping his nose clean, with the excep- tion of the radiator block and a minor explo- sives incident, he earned corporal chevrons his Third class year, only to give them up in order to better pursue academics and diving. John again had rank as a second, but he lost it his final year in favor of swimming. After a long struggle in N.E.B., he finally discovered the Dean ' s List: not a small achievement for a civil engineer. Equally at home on a duraflex or in the rack John gave much to the swimming team through his diving achievement— a tribute to the efforts of Big Arnie. Not a bad guy for a Marine, John has made many friends here during our four years, and will be remembered by many. Rest assured that John will enjoy a successful, happy, and full life after we part companv in May. HAROLD FRANCIS BARE, JR. McLean, Virginia ALBERT JOHN BAST, III Falls Church. Virginia Harold Francis Bare, Jr. " Harry " Electrical Engineering. Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling, Intramural Basketball. Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, IEEE-Chairman, Sect.-Treas., Honor Court-First Vice-President, Hop Escort. AFC, Happy Tooth Award. Synonymous with accomplishment and suc- cess at the VMI is Harry Bare. Hailing from Northern Virginia, but " claiming California, Harry has truly made his presence known at the Institute. Through hard work and deter- mination, the " Cub " has risen to the top of the EE curriculum, while maintaining interest in other areas as well. Entrusted with his position on the Honor Court during our Second Class year and the Vice-Presidency our First Class year, Harry has truly served the Class and the Corps in the highest manner. From Wrestling participation his Rat year and occasional visits to L.A. Beach, to the " railroad " chairmanship of the IEEE. Harry has been the epitome of the all-around student. His fellow EE ' s. Twiggy. Buckwheats. Sockovitch, Captain America, and the rest will never forget the exploits of " Happy Tooth. " The future undoubtedly holds much, what with plans for graduate school and, of course. Edie. What more could any young " Cub " want?. Albert John Bast, III " Al " Civil Engineering. Armor, Cpl., Sgt., Capt.. Intramurals. Rat Wrestling. Distinguished Mili- tary Student. ASCE, Reserve Officers Associa- tion of the United States. CADET Staff, Com- pany Honor Man at Summer Camp, Scuba Club, Tanker Platoon. Armor FTX Staff. Army 2 year Scholarship, AFC. Fire Fighters, Posit Committee. ASP. Professional. If one word had to be used to epitomize Al ' s sojourn at the VMI it would be this. Al has survived four years " of education and a trying summer camp to attain his goal. And while doing this has left a mark of respect- ability and professionalism on all with which he has been involved. Rising through the ranks on his own merit. Al has gained a position of respect and responsibility among his Brother Rats that is exceptional. As a commander, he works for the good of the Coprs and as a friend he can be counted on in the most trying situa- tions. Although VMI will suffer for Al ' s gradua- tion, the U.S. Army will gain something ol which it is in desperate need in these times: a dedicated, intelligent, professional officer. M wiikv m JCT 1 u ■1 o «„.- _ BA. J. BAST 11 BEBmEbmlu ' i--! " » Justin Shephard Blickensderfer, Jr. " Blick " " Lefty " Bilogy. Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt.. Class Committee. Ring Figure Committee. Dyke of Cosmic Man. Whether you knew him as " Lefty " or " Blick " vou had no problem in remembering him as just a great guy. He originated in Missouri, or was it Xorth Carolina? ' ew York maybe? Well, never mind, because wherever he came in con- tact, he left a fine memory to those who knew him; especially to his Brother Rats of VMI. Graduating magna cum laude was not one of his problems, nor the obligation of a 20-year military career; instead, he takes with him a fine future and a beautiful gal, Carol. In all the experience of a rat line, summer camp, the routine of the VMI system, and the Lexington Baptist Church. Blick ' s personality has re- mained strong. His abilities to create laughter or to give strong support when the system was just too much for someone are ways in which he made his stay meaningful to VMI and to those who knew him. JUSTIN SHEPHARD BLICKENSDERFER, JR White Plains, New York William Briddell Bott Civil Engineering. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Track. Rat Wrestling, Varsity Wrestling, Rugby, Dis- tinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List. ASCE. Tidewater Club, Monogram Club, Car Commit- tee. Bill strayed far from the waters of the Chesa- peake Bay to become an Engineer. When he is not hunting or sailing, he may be found at the Phi Epsilon Frat House in Ashland. He has a knack ot getting out of Rockbridge County in a delapidated green V.W. Bill has made the best out of his stay at VMI. and the future holds a promise of graduate school and a taste of real college life. Herbert Christian Johannes Braun " Herb " Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt.. Rat Track. Varsitv Judo. Intramural Football and Basket- ball, ASCE. Lutheran Club. Glee Club. YRC. SYD. PIC. Lynchburg Club. Fire Fighters, Ghetto Rangers. Coming from the " Fatherland " with a great military heritage which he never lived up to. " the Kraut " spent half his Rat year on the road between L-Burg and Lexington trying to evade Ihe system. Third Class year — disregard. This member of Ihe superior race is charac- terized by the N.E.B. Joint Chiefs of Staff as " quiet anil unassuming. " which is no indication of his dual personalitv. for under the influence of booze and or good soul music, you ' ll never see such a quiet and unassuming young man go so crazy. This is evidenced by unauthorized absences from barracks, the most memorable of which occured in May of ' 68. Quite costly. Herr Braun has had much experience with the student government, logging time on the 5th stoop, courtesy of Sir Francis Drake and the Farmer— two ' 68 standouts. Emerging from a blizzard of 3x5 ' s to bask in the comparative sunshine of a 1st Class year in the Ghetto. Herbert struggles with a fowl thesis. Here ' s to a great guy. Best of everything. WILLIAM BRIDDELL BOTT Wilmington, Delaware HERBERT CHRISTIAN JOHANNES BRAUN Lynchburg, Virginia CLIFTON ROWLAND BROOKS, JR. Bethesda, Maryland ROBERT PENDLETON BROWN, JR. Lynchburg, Virginia GARY ARTHUR BUBB Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania Clifton Rowland Brooks, Jr. " Cliff " " Old Salty " Modern Languages, USMC, Cpl„ Sgt., Cpt., Rat Fencing, Distinguished Military Student, AFC. Cadet Battery, Tanker Platoon, Ranger Aggressor, FTX Aggressor Commandei Foreign Languages Lab Assistant, ROTC [Armor) Assis- tant Instructor. Food Committee. A man with a personality for every occasion- serious when a somber atmosphere dictates, jovial during limes of play. Nobody has ever looked to him for help and found a deaf ear. a fact to which numerous professors can attest. His ability to project his own personality among his peers and subordinates alike has aided him in maintaining a loyal following of individuals dedicated to a more mature professional atti- tude in a svstem which traditionally lacks it. Cliff has two loves: the VMI anil the Marine Corps. Throughout his cadelship he has at- tempted to improve both systems through de- cisive action and active participation. If he has a fault, it is that he finds it difficult to compre- hend individuals who consistently criticize a system which they make no attempt to improve. Robert Pendleton Brown, Jr. " Bobby " Civil Engineering, Infantry, Cpl., Pvt.. Rat Basketball, Rat Tennis, Rat Cross Countrv. Varsity Basketball, Varsity Tennis. ASCE. PIC. SYD, Monogram Club, Lynchburg Club. After an enterprising Rat year in which his hair grew longer than that of most first class- men, it was apparent that Bobby was destined for rank. Because of his gross appearance and lack of military zeal, he was quickly busted at first makeovers. His Third class year was cli- maxed by a feat never before equaled in the annals of VMI ' s academic history. He was flunking a course going into the exam, flunked the exam, but still managed to pull out a Delta. How does an ex-basketball jock with out- standing seamanship abilities and a great capacity for raising hell become a solid family man? Answer: a moonlit night at the Stately Kona Kai, and a certain girl. Ignoring his Ghetto Brothers ' exhortations, the Pendleton became engaged to the charming Miss Spencer, thereby passing up what would have been a very ex- citing bachelorhood. His Ghetto Brothers wish this guy the best of luck with a hell of a girl. Gary Arthur Bubb English. Air Force, Pvt.. Color Sgt.. Rat Track. Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, English Society-Sec, President, Timmins Music Socielv. BOMB Staff-prologue Editor. Rat Tutoring Program in English. English Honors Program. Library As- sistant. Cadet Battery, Ring Designing Com- mittee. " One morning we set out. our brains full of fire. . . " . a verse which is representative of many in their search for higher learning, a stable future, and a satisfying life. The sig- nificance of its application to Gary is that where many have faltered along the path. Gary has plunged onward. At times breaking his own trail, and at limes simply widening the avail- able path, he has. in Ihe course of four years, developed an exacting set of standards and principles which have achieved the envy of all. Amorelto: If there were ever any doubts about finding a male to share Ins ideals and life with, they definitely were not his. In spite of spring concerts and Christmas choral trips. Gary has found his compaoion of Ihe future in a " tweet " from far above the Mason-Dixon I, in. ' Upon graduation. Can will gather his belongings, principall) Janice, .mt will renew his efforts to feed Ihe fire which urges him on. As one we will always remi best is, and always will be yours, " Kinky " . 79 JOHN WALTER BURTON, III Richmond, Virginia HARVEY ASHLEY BUTLER, JR. Portsmouth. Virginia RICHARD JENNINGS CABANISS Hanover, Virginia John Walter Burton, III " Spike " Biology, Artillery. Cpl.. Lt., Distinguished Mil- itary Student, Dean ' s List. Ring Figure Maga- zine — Art Editor. Designer Class Crest. Ring Figure Committee. Honor Court, Ghetto. John has that personal magnetism which made him a good friend to all Brother Rats. Everyone knows he could tell a story belter than his idol. Colonel B. S. Reeves. Johnny made it through the Rat Line to emerge as a " bucking " corporal. As part of his duties as corporal he was probably the only person at the Institute ever to have been boned three consecutive times for taking the flags down improperly — once at General Leech ' s farewell review. Undaunted. John studied hard and entered his Second Class year with great expectations. He was so optimistic that he girded his loins and took a blind date from Sem. She was all that John could have asked for and more, but somehow he could not catch on to the art of playing field hockey, no matter how much she coached him. This experience only gave him incentive to work harder and perhaps it was fortuitous, because by the end of John ' s third vear he was well on his way to dental school. Harvey Ashley Butler, Jr. " Ashley " Economics, Armor, Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Track. Varsity Football, Baptist Student Union, AFC. Tidewater Club. Becoming famous as a Rat for his ingenious use of socks. Ashley is probably the only VMI cadet who has asked his roomies every morn- ing to decide whether or not he should go down to breakfast. What do you think? He will always be remembered for his expliots on the gridiron (number 76, even though the program did say Ashley Bri ttles. ) Off the foot- ball field. Ashley gained recognition for his mastery of Chinese economic theory, the im- pact of the mercury-vapor light on the devel- opment of New Hampshire, and whatever else Col. Morrison required. His association with a little girl at " Sem " made Ashley the class dating agent for awhile. But, alas, she went to Georgia, and he took up residence by the concourse telephones. Ashley will never be a millionaire or a scholar, but then, he never wanted to be ei- ther. What he wanted — and what he got — was the friendship and respect of his class. History, Infantry, Cpl., Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, Editor-in-Chief 1970 Bomb, Edi- tor-in-Chief 1970 Bullet, Publications Board, Posit Committee. Cadet Battery. IRC. Pledge of Sigma Pi Fraternity — College of William and Mary. So oft it chances in particular men, That for some vicious mole of nature in them. As in their birth — wherein they are not guilty. Since nature cannot choose his origin — By the o ' ergrowth of some complexion. Oft breaking down the pales and forts of rea- I son, Or by some habit that too much o ' erleavens The form of plausive manners, that these men — Shall in the general censure take corruption From that particular The dram of eale Doth all the noble sub.tance of a doubt To his own scandal. Hamlet I. iv. 23-38. RAPHEAL BEAUVAIS CAIRE Biloxi, Mississippi DANIEL ELLIOTT CAMPBELL Bowling Green. Virginia THOMAS ELLIS CAMPBELL Martins Ferrv, Ohio Rapheal Beauvais Ca in: " Beau " " Gunny " Civil Engineering. Marines. Pvt., Sgt. Rat ' encing. Varsity Fencing. Distinguished Mili- ary Student, ASCE, CADET Staff Typist. PLC ggressors. Tanker Platoon, Malcontent Club- igt. at Arms. Adamantly declaring himself a citizen of mywhere, Texas, Beau arrived at the VMI vith great hopes of becoming a Civil Engineer nd a Marine. Before Beau learned to spell Leatherneck. " that ominous herald of doom— iO HO HO — reverberated against his aca- emic foundation. " C. E. Dean ' s List " became n unfunny joke as Goomba magically multi- lied all those B ' s into a 2.23. An avowed grub for three years. Beau finally jccumbed to the trappings of rank. Not for- etting his origins, though. Beau proved that R spirit can transcend the stripo world by nding 5 for 1 PT details for roomies, and iginating the " Pick Your Own Guard Day " v ' stem. Beau Designed his own stripes, wore is own Mamaluke to Darade, and declared his wn guard mount holidays. As a fellow traveller with the ill-fated Alger apid Transit Service, a " business " partner, a R, and a lifelong friend. Beau is number 1. Daniel Elliott Campbell " Dan " Biology. Armor. Pvt.. Academically Distin- guished, DMS. Honors Biology, Dean ' s List. In four years Dan has become a self styled revolutionary. He was determined from the outset not to succumb to a system which, in many instances, seemed grossly unfair and illogical. Devoting most of his time to academic excellence, he has at times disagreed with the system. Known for intensive study habits, Dan has cast a large shadow in the academic field. While he was always willing to discuss serious mat- ters with a friend, he was equally agreeable to lighter and more amiable conversation. When faced with stories of Bowling Green, the lis- tener often had difficulty separating the truth from fiction. This likable personality has made many friends, both in and outside of the Biology curriculum. We all wish Dan the best of luck in Medical School. With his strong determination, he will have little difficulty acbieving his goals. Thomas Ellis Campbell " Tom " Civil Engineering, Artillerv. Pvt.. Rat Foot- ball, Rat Track, Varsitv Football-Captain, Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, ASCE, Monogram Club. 3rd Stoop Basketball Association. Ghetto. Posit Committee. Outstanding College Athlete in America. From the time Tom Campbell entered VMI until " Graduation Parade " there was always one question asked " Where Tom?? " Whenever there was a test or an important parade the question always arose, " Wnere ' s Tom? " Tom used his superior intelligence not only in his studies but also in finding loop-holes in the VMI regulations to fox the Institute. His first class year Tom could hide no more as he was elected captain of the football team. With this distinct honor. Tom took on the prob- lems of the eighty football players on the team, and. as a result, he became a leader — and a good one. Tom came to VMI with Cathie at his side but somewhere along the four-year " TRAIL " other loves have come and gone. When Tom leaves VMI on May 17. 1971). at his side will be Cathie. The memories of Tom held by his Brother Rats will be many, and pleasant ones at that. Robert Henry Candido " Speed " Civil Engineering, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Rat Track. Varsitv Rugbv. Distin- guished Military Student. ASCE. Wesley Foun- dation. Rangers. AFC, Parachute Club, Fire Fighters. Rifle Pistol Club, Vocal Minority. C. E. Lab Assistant, 1 year Army Scholarship, Dean ' s List. An engineer at heart, the first thing our hero noticed at VMI was the parapet stairs: too nar- row to take one at a time and too wide to take two at a time. Through a series of similar ex- periences Bob has developed the philosophy that: " Life ' s a Bitch, " a credo that has proved 99 7 infallible: at least at VMI. In spite of his constant bickering and com- plaining. Bob has remained one of the most stalwart upholders of the system. Undaunted by VMI ' s efforts and several encounters with members of the 82nd Airborne summer camp, Bob ' s goal of becoming an Airborne Ranger has not diminshed. " Speed ' s " cadetship has been spent running between N.E.B.. the hay. and to and from Madi- son College. An honorary member of the " 298 Club " and an out-spoken member of the " vocal minority, " Bob ' s quick wit and ever-cheerful outlook on life has made him an unforgettable character. Experience will level his few square corners. ROBERT HENRY CANDIDO Hamden, Connecticut Michael Bryan Carruth " Mike " " Carruthers " Biologv, Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt.. Reg. Color Sgt.. Rat Golf, Varsity Golf, VAS-Sec.-Treas., Mono- gram Club. Northern Virginia Club. Fire Fighters. IGBA, Ghetto. The freckled monstrosity from McLean greeted each morning of his Rat year with a " Why don ' t they leave us alone? " After a while, though, it became just a formality and life with Golden Bov, Mr. Chicago. S. Breath Vincent, and good ole " one-ear " proved stim- ulatingenough. During his third class year he received a pair of zippered corporal strips and met Jeannie. As a second, life began to pick up for our hero. In the spring, between trips to Harrison- burg, he starred on the golf team. He handled his putter with the agility of someone stricken with Parkinson ' s disease and he sharpened his peculiar ability to hook a golf ball so that its flight resembled that of a boomerang. As a first the stripes came back and he re- ceived an R.E. Lee Hotel Medal with oak leaf cluster. VVnat now? You ' ve got Jeannie and a bright future. Carruthers: just quit complaining! Fred Eugene Carver " Skip " " Carters " Chemistry. Air Force. Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Baseball, Varsitv Baseball, ASC, Monogram Club. " Regular Army. Airborne. Infantry! " he came in and " Peace Brother " he leaves! Such a change can be a shock for most people — not so with Skip. Ol ' F.E. worked and studied, and — yes! Accomplished. Skip was one who exem- plified all that a cadet should be. He found his goals and worked hard to achieve them, be it grades, sports or rank. Of course when it came to the finer sex, Skip must have had one heck of a time keeping his sights steady. " Carters " hopes to correct the latter stigma with his de- parture from the " pleasant abode . . . . " May he never forget " the other side of life. " Didn ' t " the talk of the town " make ol ' Wright-Patt a little sweeter? The skin flicks with Mrs. B . . . Same old Saturday nights at the CI or Doc ' s or lohnnies. ad infinitium. VW ' s NYC. Sheraton Dayton, civies. monkies. Those and so much more were part of four unbelievable years! Skip leaves VMI a man and a proud one, too. He eagerly awaits the re-entry to the world. His abilities and his perseverance are ample proof of his success in the future. MICHAEL BRYAN CARRUTH McLean. Virginia FRED EUGENE CARVER Kensington, Maryland . JAMES GRAY CHANDLER Buffalo Junction, Virginia RICHARD ARTHUR CHEATHAM Richmond. Virginia TERRENCE JOHN CHEWNING Springfield, Massachusetts James Gray Chandler " Stick " " Henry " Civil Engineering. Armor, Pvl., Intramural Cross Country Volleyball. ASCE. Civil War Roundtable, Scoulers Club. Tanker Platoon. In the 130 years of VMI ' s history there have been many fat people, manv short people many sad people, and manv happv people, but there has been only one Stick, the " Human Zipper " enriched everyone who knew him with his somewhat less than respectable vocab- ulary and philosophy. " Stick " hails from that city (?) well known to the jet set as Buffalo Junction, Virginia, which, for the benefit of the uninformed, is on Highway 49 south. It ' s not even a wide spot in the road, but Stick did learn about body paint- ing there. Thus, when he brought this ' knowl- edge to the Institute, his Brother Rats were happy to oblige him by painting his massive (?| chest a few days before Ring Figure. We ' ll all remember him as master of the water balloon and sink stopper. As a graduation present to one " good to me. " Cadet Lt. JC , Stick created a flood that would have made Noah proud. We ' ll never forget vou. Stick— no matter how hard we try. Richard Arthur Cheatham " Dick " History. Marines. Pvt„ CADET Staff Civil War Roundtable, Ski Club. Fencing Club Hon Committee. Gold Coast, YRC, FIP, Ring Figure Magazine, Richmond Club. YAF-State Chair- man and Vice Chairman. Rugby Club. Rat " Nice to meet you Willv. " gung-ho mili- tary, useless course " Hell, go ' on all trips you can. " shine-shine-shine, RDC— knew it would come sooner or later, only once though END OF RAT LINE, all right! Glee Club-good deal. FTX— killer. Finals and good luck Willy ( " Hope you don ' t have to go to Nam. " ) Summer School —R.P.I, (a subtle foreshadowing of things to come] Flyboy now. Third-big man. everything but study " Who wants to be well rounded? " EXILE— an end and a beginning, a civilian now, new mind change, change, smack, Libertine. Sanarchy?? Get back, make good investment, REPRIEVE— muffled elation, beat ' um at their own tricks, play their game awhile, new cru- sader, may be just an increase. FIRST CLASS- MAN— big man, but this time it ' s true. " Nice to meet you Jack. " What roommates!— rocky libertarian and neo-Napoleonic neurotic. What more? " There ' s a bell down one of these roads to the right, is it shining? " Terrence John Chewning " Terry " English, Air Force, Pvt.. Distinguished Aero- space Student. English Honors Candidate En- glish Society. ASCE. YRC-Chairman publicity committee, YAF-Vice chairman. Aquatic Club AFC, Rat English Tutor. Terry ' s last words before going through Jack- son Arch for the first time were to his father. " Stop laughing! " He soon found that upper classmen were concerned with his welfare, and the RDC even managed to remember his birthday by sending him an invitation to their next meeting on that day. Occasionally Terry found time for academics, although he found that the CE curriculum wasn ' t suited to his temperament. Finding a refuge in the English Department, he managed to miss the Dean ' s List by one grade in one course for three straight semesters. For excitement, he developed three hobbies: playing touch football, trying to keep girls ' names straight, and explaining to Mr. Davis why he hadn ' t done anything on his honors thesis. His rat roommates still remember the lime he wrote to two girls, in one nighl and put the letters in the wrong envelopes. Oh well, William Wallace Chiswell, II " Chis " " Ace " English. Pvt.. Varsity Basketball, IGBA, Scuba Club. Mess Hall. Bill Chiswell. alias " Chis. " " William Wally. " and " Wide Load. " can truly be called a very well-rounded person — no one could ever deny that. With Captain Cunneen as his faculty ad- viser and Ace Byers as his artistic consultant. Chis presses up the " Hill of Science " only when returning from the mess hall. Even the CE computers have not been able to add up all the hours Chis spends eating. Eating is Chis ' favorite pastime (he ' s never passed up a chance]. But knowing Chis is something special. If there ever was an amorous fellow it has to be old " William Wally " himself. Who else could try to make love to a falsey " Beasty Payne " and let the Ring Figure Magazine run a special edition on the whole affair. Of course there were many more names that we will forego mentioning. Added to his love for food. Chis fishes, hunts and scuba dives with avid enthusiasm. As a matter of fact, his close association with fish has brought about a condition the Army de- ferred him for— " Scaley Skin. " What else? Do baby elephants really have scaley skin? Maybe not. but they sure have a lot of friends. Good luck " Slim! " fV3 WILLIAM WALLACE CHISWELL, II Portsmouth. Virginia Douglas Gene Cisler " Doug " " Ebup Repus " Electrical Engineering. Artillery. Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Varsity Swimming. IEEE. YRC, Amatuer Radio Club. Astronomy Club. Wesley Foundation. Number One Club. And in this corner (or under the table, or behind the broom, or in the lights), weighing 120 pounds, the scourge of Hitchcock, Texas. Distinguishing himself as a Rat, Doug eluded the stoop parties, shook the RDC. and as the rest of us made our nightly visits to our corpo- rals ' rooms, settled down in his hay. Subterfuge? Of course not! Doug just " couldn ' t fit them in. " Doug made himself known as a second in the biggest kind of way. Bypassing Bone of the Week honors, he captured the award for the vear for his selfless courage in sucking it up for the whole corps in the case of Cisler vs the status slip. Preferring to remain anonymous for the dura- tion, aside from his one dubious performance before the public eye, Doug settled down into the academic grind . . . well, at least he thought about it. Brother Rat. friend, confidant. Doug is all of these. Most important, though. Doug is Doug, and we wouldn ' t have him anv other wav. DOUGLAS GENE CISLER Quantico. Virginia Richard Moncure Clary " Rich " Biology, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Wrestling. Varsity Wrestling. Distinguished Military Student. VAS, CADET Personnel Manager. RDC, YRC, Scuba Club, Fire Fighters, Low Priest of Beefo. Many times it would appear as if Rich is in a stale of confusion, when actually he is in a state of concentration. Undoubtedly, he is trying to figure a way in which he can fit all his activities, academics, and Kay into his hectic schedule. Somehow, he always seems to manage. You can find Rich anywhere, from the CADET Room to the Barracks Study Room, and from his private floor space where he sleeps after breakfast to his Drosopitif ia packed office. Rich, in his stay at VMI. became known for some brilliant escapades: his impersonation of a cadet officer, the great cereal haul of 1969. and his motorcycle antics in Nassau. Above all. Rich will be remembered both for his serious nature, and for the comic relief he provides on occasion. His ambition is medicine, and we feel that he will emulate his father in that field. His sincerity has made him many friends, and will continue to have its warming effect on others in the future. RICHARD MONCURE CLARY Richmond. Virginia FRANK ALEXANDER CLEATON, JR. South Hill, Virginia THOMAS BURDETTE CLINGERMAN Indianapolis. Indiana Frank Alexander Cleaton, Jr. " Cab " Civil Engineering. Air Force, Cpl Pvt., Ral Baseball, Varsity Baseball, ASCE, Monogram Club, Ghetto Basketball. Following in the footsteps ol Ihe " 1 irebird, " Frank came to VM1 with visions ol being Regimental Commander. Prior to Ids Ral year, Frankie attended the first of his summer ses- sions at the Institute. The fall found him busy shining, studying, and then shining some more. He marveled his roomies with tales of the good ole days at Park View High. The next e,m Frankie proudly sported collar brass. Brother Rats meanwhile wore CLEATON SHINE SHOP T-shirts. He studied more and showed signs of promise on the baseball diamond. In the fall of ' 68 " CAB " officially became Tom ' s (73) dyke. He hung his spilshine rag up to dry and studied much harder. By spring " CAB " was in left field (i.e. baseball) ' . During the summer he divided his time between spin- ning yarns down at the creek and numerous weekends in South Hill, He studied his C.E. courses diligently and is a proven athlete with a winning attitude. As he graduates, the future is bright for Frank, but not just because of his rosy red hair. Thomas Burdette Clingerman " Cling " History, Air Force, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Varsity Lacrosse. Distinguished Aerospace Student. Dean ' s List, FIP, Catholic Choir-president. Glee Club. Rifle Pistol Club, IRC. " Cling " arrived at VMI impersonating a thirty-five year old Vietnam veteran, and im- mediately exerted his authority over " Damned Pollock " Wojick and Tuck VVorsham by calling them to the fourth stoop for a personal ac- counting. Maintaining these two gentlemen as personal aides throughout the year. Cling was more than ready for his Third Class year. Cling benefitted from this unquestionable influence, and became a leader, both in the Corps and in the various societies in which he participated. With his seminary days and Mid- western inhibitions deposited in his past, he decided on a career in the Air Force, an end to which he has worked with great success. A born flyer, as well as an impressive " sight " in the water. " Cling " enjoys reckless driving in his sports car. getting knocked around in la- crosse, and succeeding in other less precisely defined activities. With his manv interests, a determination to make good, and obvious capabilities, Cling could make a good officer for a man old before his time. ]ames Michael Coleman ' Mike " Biology. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Track. Varsity Track. Dean ' s List, Monogram Club. Personal Cleanliness Award. KRSITY 13 October 1969 Virginia KlHtary Institute Sox 21U Lexington, Virginia 2W15O Dear Cadet Coleoan: JAMES MICHAEL COLEMAN South Hill. Virginia fnnk I. Killer, X. D. Aattoclate De«n for Student •vnd CurrtculAT fStm.lT Thomas Sanford Cooke, III " Tommy " Biologv, Artillerv. Pvt., Rat Swimming-Co Captain. " Varsity Swimming. VAC. YRC. French Club. Monogram Club, Ring Figure Committee- Chairman Flower Committee. Ghetto. Everything that " TEE " does revolves around a party. Academics never stood in his way and, by no means, did his loyalty to swimming over- take his loyalty to parties. Of course, he always had his trusty side kick with him. Jill, or was it a Bloody Mary or an Oobie Doobie? " TEE " ' really never got accustomed to the militarv (a true GHETTO man), being boned out at finals his third class year, and some how (no one really knows) reinstated during the summer. His name in the GHETTO is well de- served. Tommy is known by all in barracks (espe- cially after his incident with Peter Porter), as wellas in Richmond, but after he bucked out on Mary Anne. Jane, and Betty, is only appreciated in barracks. Richmond and " TEE " have never gotten along. We see a very prosperous life for Tommy and Jill and his 1.250,158 children, or is it Fruit Flies? THOMAS SANFORD COOKE, III Portsmouth. Virginia Robert Richard Copty " Bob " English. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Wrestling. Varsity Football, Ghetto. Bridge Club. Monogram Club. Bob entered VMI as one of those rare people who puts friendship before self. After four years he has not changed. Bob ' s first year found him very busy when he became an hon- orary member ' of the RDC. VMI ' s military life and discipline never did appeal to him and it was almost impossible to find him off confine- ment. After four years of " the Institute " and summer shcool. Bob has never broken his view: " Someway, somehow, to graduate from college without ever opening a book. " Bob ' s biggest contribution to VMI was his outstanding performance on the football field where he was one of the best middle guards in the conference. Even Playboy, his favorite magazine, took notice of his ability and voted him. along with Chuck Marks. VMI ' s top player. Bob. finding action not only on the football field, was also a very assiduous member of the ghetto bridge club. When Bob leaves VMI he will leave with many friends and many memories of four wild vears. ROBERT RICHARD COPTY Roanoke. Virginia Richard Alexander Corbett " Rick " Chemistry, Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Tennis, Varsity Tennis, ACS! IRC, Scuba Club-Presi- dent, Secretary, Cadet Batterv— guidon Section Chief. Rifle Pistol Club-Secretary. Every class has it ' s schemer, the one who beats the system. Yep. that ' s Rick. Ever since he walked through that arch, he ' s been giving the slip to the Institute in one way or another. More like a U. Va. ' er incognito, he ' s been mostly lucky and even more resourceful. His eagerness and energy, rarely applied to studies (though this year seems to be an exception!) is usually spent on weekends, furlough. DATING, and permit writing. Although it would be difficult to classify him as a cadet (for good times and Sindey have captured his heart), no one can deny that Rick is a true B.R. Those of us who encounter him on his during-the-week visits to the Institute can verify it. We wish Rick the best when he finally becomes a " legal " civilian on May 17th. RICHARD ALEXANDER CORBETT Westfield; New Jersey RALPH LYNCH COSTEN, JR. Richmond. Virginia Ralph Lynch Costen, Jr. " Rufus " History. Artillery, Pvl.. Staff Sgt.. Rat Tennis, Varsity Tennis. Intramural Basketball, BOMB- circulation, Publications Board. YRC. Ring Figure Commitlee-Co-Chairman, Cadet Battery, PIC, Ghetto, Ghetto Bridge Club, Party Com- mittee. Marsha has freciuentlv been quoted as saving that Ralph ' s belly is like Charmin toilet-paper, " it ' s so squeezable! " Fat Ralph, as many of us have become accustomed to calling him. was made for a party, or is it the other way around? Who can ever forget the 48D he wore at Finals as he rolled merrily to Natural Bridge with Randy ' s clothes. Hey where ' s Leo? Exercise is something " Fat Ralph " thrives on. He frequently can be seen running down to the tennis courts and crawling back up grasping for a hay. cigarette and his Jim Beam. There is no one in Barracks who doesn ' t know and appreciate him, since he has become a way of life for many with his astute study and bridge habits, or is it astute bridge and study habits? From " Stag Inc. " all the way to " Ralph ' s Di- amond Good Deal. " his fortunes have been numerous. With his good luck, personality, looks and. of course, Marsha, he should be very happv and prosperous in the future. The Ghetto salutes you. fat Ralph as CBNDCO[BDD. (Look that up in Funk Wagnall ' s) ROBERT RIDDICK COSTIGAN Norfolk, Virginia CLINTON LEWIS COWARDIN Richmond. Virginia Robert Riddick Costigan " Bob " Civil Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Sgt., Pvt., Rat Swimming, Rat Track, Varsity Swimming- Co-Captain. Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who. Distinguished Acade- mic Student. ASCE, Newman Club, Monogram Club. Whether in the depths of N.E.B. or in the cellar of J.M. Hall, Bob ' s cadetship has never been less than excellent. There were some low points, like sleeping in the church base- ment and being busted five times in two years. However, these were taken in stride. For four vears he could be found in his room every weeknight buried in graph paper, slide rule, and books — which accounts for his aca- demic stars. His door was always open, and he was always willing to assist his less astute fel- low C.E. ' s. Bob ' s only real problems were girls. He could never seem to find the right one. But after several " bad " experiences at " Sem, " and a few teeny-boppers in between, he has finally found " his girl " in Peggy from U.T. Clinton Lewis Cowardin " Clint " English, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Football, Rat Baseball, Rat Wrestling. Varsity Football, Var- sity Baseball. Distinguished Military Sudent. English Society. CADET-publications staff, AFC, Monogram Club, " D " Company Repre- sentatives. General Committee-Secretary. Ex- ecutive Committee-Secretary, Ghetto, Rich- mond Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Clint followed his brother Ronnie to the VMI. He never became known as Ron ' s brother, but established a good name on his own as he represented the " Big Red " both athletically and socially. LIsing the charm and dress of an All-American City Boy, Clint swept " Sem " off the mountain top and slowed up only to study, now and then. With a great deal of ambition and dedication. Clint advanced to his First Class year and began to excel. He not only succeeded in his athletic and social pursuits, but also began knocking at the Dean ' s List Door (Thanks, MS 3011. Serving on both the Executive and Gen- eral Committees. Clint verified the faith held in him by all of his classmates. No one in our class will be easier to follow after graduation than Clint — just check the society page of either the Richmond Times Dispatch or The Rich- mond News Leader. STEVEN CLEMENTS CRADDOCK Alexandria, Virginia Steven Clements Craddock " The Kid " " Steve " " OC " Civil Engineering, Armor. CpL, Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Track. Rat Football, Varsity Track, Distin- guished Military Student. Dean ' s List. CADET Staff, Westminister Fellowship, ]udo. Social Committee-Chairman, Glee Club, Civil War Roundtable. ASCE, YRC, Northern Virginia Club-President, Floor Committee, AFC, Ring Figure Committee, Chicken Hawk Fan Club. II has oft been speculated by some dubious character that Alexandria ' s loss was VMI ' s gain. Punkin, a high school hero in his own right, wasn ' t readv for the ogres and trolls he constantly tound himself in tne clutches of his rat year — especially after finding out that his own true love wasn ' t so true after all. His third class year found him barricaded in the May- flower wooing one struggling starlet or another, often remaining unseen by his Brother Rats for days at a time. His Sunday morning groping for aspirin became a familiar sight as he. and his partners in crime. Gary and Twist King took Saturday nights by storm, often ending up in the Lexington Speedy Car Wash the next day. He was awarded stripes to offset his long hair, and he will be long remembered for his dame exploitation with Bob Costigan at the Pine Room and his notorious membership in the Robert E. Lee All Stars. Donald Stuart Crawford " Don " " Stein " Electrical Engineering. Air Force. CpL, Sgt., Lt., Varsitv Judo, Intramural Vollevball, Dean ' s List, IEEE! PIC, YRC. Sky Diving, Fire Fighters. " Before I came to VMI I co uldn ' t even spell EE — and now I are one. " Don isn ' t quite that rural, even if he does come from the heart of the Appalachian Pover- ty Pocket. He has a natural sophistication buoyed by a large reservoir of common sense. Add to that an uncommon personal integrity that will not accept less than a total effort and you have the background of an exceptional friend. If he couldn ' t make it on character, he could always fall back on that new green road ma- chine, a Chicago girl in love, his plans for grad- uate school, and a growing concern for how he was going to work all of them into his future. Wishing him luck is almost pointless, because he has the strength, ability, and character to fashion a successful life in any manner he choses. Now. if he could only forget that suc- cession of weird roomates (4,2.2,1) Chemistry. Infantry. Cpl., Sgt.. Pvt.. Rat Fenc ing. Varsity Fencing, Distinguished Military Student, Distinguished Academic Student, Dean ' s List. Ralph Bowen Linville Award. Lemuel MacKenzie Jarman Long Award, ACS First Class Representative. CADET Staff-Book Reviewer, Newman Club, Fire Fighters, Texas Club. Chemistry Librarian, James Lewis Howe Award (ACS). Army Graduate School Scholar- ship. His cowboy boots neatly occupy half of the civilian clothes locker. The Lone Star flag is draped from a miniature brass pole on his desk. His Levis are cleverly concealed under his fatigue shirts. Once an expedition into the deeper confines of his misc. box revealed catalogs to seven western university graduate schools, a stock pile of books that have been, might be. or ought to be reviewed in The CADET, some sergeant ' s stripes, and a pair of stars that should be sewn on his coatee. Strewn over the floor are assorted articles of gym dyke still damp from an afternoon on the handball courts. Be quiet! He ' s in his hay. an open copy of Your Future in Chemical Engineering bisected by the bridge of his nose, asleep, preparing for another nocturnal odessev avec les lures. WILLIAM MASTEN CURTIS, JR. Richardson, Texas CLIFFORD DAVENPORT, JR. Adams. Massachusetts CHARLES WILLIAM DAVIS Bluefield. West Virginia William Masten Curtis, Jr. " Matt " Biology, Infantry. Cpl., Sgt., Lt.. VAS. Rugby. Rangers, Fire Fighters. YRC. Scouters Club, AFC. North-South Skirmish Club. Gather round the campfire, podners, and I ' ll tell you the class history of " Nassau Beefo " , " La La " (Abbreviation " La Lunch " |. and Ye Olde " Barnyard Philosopher. " This here boyah possesses the best qualities of Dan Boone, Meriwether Lewis. Bill Clark, Jedediah Smith, Neil Armstrong, and Walter Mitty. A lesser man than this stalwart nomadic naturalist could not have weathered the many traumatic storms with such aplomb and detachment. One has but to recall such experiences unique to our nether world environment as a special special from good ole J.J. Burgess, two days later re- turning from Christmas furlough, hay setting in room 233, Dallas Cowboy stickers, and etc. Who but this rugged-rugby-rugger could have survived five — I said five — tests in one week and then spit in the eye of an over-zealous inspecting officer. Masten baby — the psyche- delic freakout of " the incrowd. " This great giver of gifts to unworthy females — ranger Matt, we salute you! Clifford Davenport, Jr. " Davy " " Port " " Pepper " Civil Engineering. Infantry. Cpl., Pvt., Intra- mural Cross-Country Volleyball. Distin- guished Military Student, Distinguished Aca- demic Student, Dean ' s List, ASCE, Newman Club, Ring Figure Committee. Elvis Fan Club- Vice President. " One step backward step . . . forward harch! " This pretty well sums up the military aspect of Davy ' s cadetship. Having been a corporal, and then busted in record time, " The Port " adds this record to his long list of academic ones. By his friends, Davy is more easily visualized sitting in leathers on a motorcycle with a cig- arette in one hand and a beer in the other. (Un- less Star Trek is on the tube.) A veteran of U. Va. fraternity parties and a regular at the Liquid Lunch. Davy ' s Saturday night run with his tap-top headdress flowing in the breeze has become a Lexington tourist attraction. Superintendent of Johnny ' s parking lot and car rentals, the Port has made enough money to supply VMI with the world ' s foremost comic collection. Davy leaves VMI this year having ruined every military legend, while advancing every academic record. But his greatest achievement was to ruin the legend that a person labeled a " brain " can ' t be a great guy. Charles William Davis " Bull- Civil Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt., ASCE. Hop Floor Committee. Military-Industrial Complex Symposium. Ghetto Rangers. " I did twenty pullups. sir. " Somehow that sentence smacks of lizard-like qualities: how- ever, the speaker, our Homer, has proven since he blurted out that statement that he is the antithesis of a ranker. After passing himself off as the model rat under the corruptive in- fluence of Cadet Commandant Blanks, he be- came involved with a wild, heartless bunch of degenerates called the Ghetto Rangers. His ruthlessness won him the name of " Bull " and the position of executive officer of this in- famous organization. To look at him is to fear him — one hundred and sixty pounds of Tennes- see Dynamite compacted into a 6-2 frame. Math became Bull ' s forte as he seriously considered being a double major his Third Class year: however, he soon altered his math inclinations and remained solidly a C.E. due to the per- suasive efforts of his fast friend and companion, the John Paul Jones of the ME Department. Admiral Seay. But don ' t let Bill fool you: sound judgement, common sense, dependability, and a witty sense of humor tag him as a definite success at law school and in life. Douglas Kyle Davis " Dog- Economics, Infantry, 1st Sgt.. Rat Wrestling, Rugby. Distinguished Military Student, CADET Staff, Sounding Brass-Business Manager, Sport Parachute Club-Vice President, Number One Club. Rifle Pistol Club, Dean ' s List. The essence of one ' s cadetship is not mea- sured merely in academic returns, but in the " learning experience. " If tomorrow ' s world will require increased academic profiency, then it will also demand a better knowledge of oneself. This understanding of oneself can largely be acquired through living experience — that is. finding one ' s limits, developing one ' s convictions, and maintaining one ' s sense of honor and duty. These are only some of the features that are characteristic of the citizen- soldier. VMI will need change, but before change can occur one must determine what changes are needed. James Peter Dawson " Jim " " J.P. " " Mr. Tact " Chemistry. Artillery. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., Pvt.. Dis- tinguished Military Student, Intramural Foot- ball Basketball. " ACS-Vice President. Class Committee. AFC. Band Company Sultans. YAF. Metropolitan Club (New York Club). A conscientious youth with visions of military grandeur, young Jim stormed into the Institute like Hunter on his raid. His Rat year was one of hard work dedicated to obtaining those precious chevrons. As he developed his reputation as an A-R. other aspects of his personality soon began to show themselves. His elbow exercising tech- niqu e was carried down from far away Jocko ' s to nearby Doc ' s. Mr. Tact and his love for his fellow man were well on their way to becoming known to all. After a relaxing summer with part of his time being spent on the Cape, Jim came back from Cadre our Second Class year. Things looked great for our young, bucking sergeant until Finals rolled around and the boom finally fell. An unsuccessful visit at Seton Hall and more elbow exercising at the brewery offered no aid to Jim. Coming back as a pvt. wasn ' t all that bad — that is until all those birds flew by. As the year developed, so did Jim and soon graduation had arrived — at last!!! Laurence Walker Dempsey " C. Hawk " History. Air Force. Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Golf, Rat Fencing. Varsity Fencing. Varsity Golf-Co Captain. Dean ' s List. Distinguished Academic Student, English Society, English Speaking Union, CADET Sta ff-News Editor-Sports Editor, Rat Tutor, PSS, Outstanding College Athlete in America, Monogram Club, IRC. Ring Figure Magazine. The grape-picking " Dirty ole Man " from Modesto will always bring memorable reflec- tions of an eventful Rat year. How could he forget his experiences with Arnold " The Golden Boy. " Mr. Bears Hawks Cubs. Ben " Black Lung " and good ole " Why don ' t you leave us alone. " " A stich in time saves nine " seemed to be the by-words of a near disaster, but only someone determined and stubborn as " Lop-ear " could have come out smelling like a rose. The " Chicken Hawk, " seen many times swooping down upon the Ratty, was a hawk of a different kind, but his transition to a dove was hastened when caged by " Sweet Marsha " of Hot Springs. Larry ' s natural ability, intelligence and per- sonality will assure success in all of his future endeavors. DOUGLAS KYLE DAVIS Falls Church, Virginia LAURENCE WALKER DEMPSEY Modesto, California Howard Gerald DeWolf " I lowie " Mathematics, Air Force, Cpl., Sgt., Capl Distinguished Aerospace Student, Dean ' s List, BOMB Staff. Air Force News Letter. Glee Club- Treasurer, President, Timmins Music Soi President, Commanders, Intramural Ho, ml. Metropolitan Club (N.Y.), Air Force Times Award, Vice-Commandant ' s Award — Air Force Summer Camp. Our Man Howard entered VM! in pursuit of good grades, high rank, and a military careei Once he learned to speak English b losing his " Massachewsels acksenl " (anyone do their compewla pwugwam?) he started his adven- tures. After his Ral year he established the 3 average that he would maintain throughout his cadetship and he sewed on those Corporal chevrons as well. Howard came back to Cadre at the start of his second class year with a bald head and the Vice-Commandant ' s award. Soon it was time for the annual AF trip to Patrick AFB. In order to aid the failing alcohol industry in Florida. Howard went on one of his world famous binges, ending with his horizontal " good night " salute to his favorite Air Force Tac. Hard work and a good attitude brought Howard Captain ' s stripes as Tweet Company CO. and A-R. His First Class year brought some good times and a desire to be free. Paul Mattingly Dickinson " Wimpy " English. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Ral Tennis. Varsity Tennis-Co Captain. Monogram Club. Richard Boothe. Jr. Memorial Cup for Outstanding Tennis Player. Outstanding Col- lege Athletes of America. French Club. Since Paul was able to walk, he has held a tennis racket in one hand and a bag of food in the other. There is no doubt, however, as to which hand he used the most. Paul succeeded in winning the Richard Booth Memorial Cup for the outstanding tennis player at VMI for three straight years, and might even be classi- fied as the best ever at the Institute. After barely surviving the " good deals " of the Eco. Department, he made a hasty switch to the English curriculum where he now ap- pears to be on the right track, even if he has to put in some extra time here on the hill. N ' ol being enrolled in M.S. and having a lottery number of 46 might cause alarm for some people, but not for Paul — he is 1-Y because of a weak shoulder. Best of luck " Wimpy. " PAUL MATTINGLY DICKINSON Richmond, Virginia Robert Peel Dillard " Peel " Civil Engineering. Air Force. ASCE. Hop and Floor Committee. Ghetto. Library Assistant. The Rappahannock River couldn ' t have had a belter friend than she had in Peel. But she was willing to give up Peel so that he might experience infinite bliss for four years as a citizen-soldier. Well. Peel and the Institute never established a relationship, although the Institute did at- tempt unsuccessfully to keep him here for an extra year, It did everything within its power to keep him. It constantly showered him with gifts such as 10-2-40 for simply passing a French fry via air. There is no doubt that the boj is " country. " But this better represents even aspeci of his outstanding personality. Peel will always walk through the fields ol the minds of the many, main close friends who have attempted to emulate him. The day has finally come when we shall intro- duce Peel I " the world, The good Lord knows it ' s bound lo be a better place lo live now. ROBERT PEEL DILLARD Tappahannock, Virginia CYRUS ABDA DOLPH, IV North, Virginia GARLAND THEODORE DURVIN, JR. Richmond, Virginia RONALD RUTSEN EAGLE Aylett. Virginia Cyrus Abda Dolph, IV " Cy " English, Armor, Pvt., Rat Track, Rat Soccer, Rat Cross Country, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track, Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List, English Speaking Union, Candidate for Honors in English, CADET Staff. Spirit Com- mittee, Cheerleader. Ring Figure Committee, Party Committee. Ski Club. SYD, Tidewater Club. Ghetto Rangers. A connoisseur of good wine (Sly Fox, Hogs- head, Double Barrel) he made his purchases at the equally exclusive store, the " Red Front. " " Low Rent. " not one to neglect the scenery of world famous Rockbridge County, regularly visited Zollman ' s. Goshen. The Crow ' s Nest. Twin Falls, and Southern Sem. Twin Falls was discovered to be a fascinating area of weight- lessness with thousands of sharp rocks hidden beneath the surface of the cold waters. Pinned at Ring Figure. November 27, Cy never ne- glected the opportunity for a road trip from Lexington to Meadville and Michelle. The Ghetto is proud of its only Honors stu- dent whose entire cadetship was never tar- nished with rank. Cyrus Abda Dolph, IV, Vir- ginia gentleman in the finest sense. Garland Theodore Durvin. Jr. " Ted " Civil Engineering. Artillery. Pvt., Distin- guished Military Student, Who ' s Who, English Speaking Union, ASCE, Ring Figure Magazine- Editor, CADET-Editor, Handbook for Entering Cadets-Co-Editor. RDC. CONTACT Committee. Posit Committee. Publications Board-Secretary. Second Class Representative, Cadet Batterv, SSOFS. I have of late — but wherefore I know not- lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exer- cises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame the earth seems to me a sterile promontory. This most excellent canopy, the air, look you. this brave o ' erhanging firmament, this majestical ro of fretted with golden fire— why. it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent con- gregation of vapors. What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me — no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so. Ronald Rutsen Eagle " Ron " English, Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Fencing, Rat Track, CADET Staff. Religious Council, Scuba Club — French Club, Class committee repre- ■ sentative, Fire Fighters, Lejeune Hall Recep- tionist, Attendant Marshall Research Library. Well, it happened during his rat year that one day Ron got so upset at the Ins titute, he had a fit and left this place. Ron could not stay away long though, and upon his return all sorts of changes started to take place. First, he found out that the military was not going to offer him what he wanted, second, and dur- ing his third class year, he found out that being a CE was not part of his future, either. Then came an end to any ideas of bachelorhood as Ron settled for a certain young girl from Mary Baldwin. A life is worth living, and for Ron things have taken a change to the slow and easy-going way of life. No longer will Ron rush around worry- ing, but slowly wait for graduation and life with plenty of time for being alone with Marty, and thinking about his future — Marty. TIMOTHY PATRICK FARLEY Virginia Beach, Virginia THOMAS GLEN FERGUSON, JR. Ft. Sill. Oklahoma MICHAEL ARTHUR FERRARI Adams. Massachusetts Timothy Patrick Farley " Tim " History, Armor. Pvt., Rat Football, Rat Track. Rugby. Diving, Coordinating Committee, Catho- lic Choir, Newman Club, Ghetto. Tidewater Club. Tim came to VMI with all the essentials of becoming an outstanding cadet. The cadre soon realized his potential and arranged for him to spend many pleasant hours in consultation with the E Co. executive officer. We thought Tim had settled down last year when he switched from economics curriculum to rack and " recreational reading. " But few of us can forget our astonishment last spring when we saw Tim in civilian clothes with a girl and a brew waving to the corps as we passed in review. Last summer at IGMR Tim exhibited his out- standing military bearing and leadership. The commandant would be the first to admit that we lost a great military genius when Tim ' s bad back forced him to leave the Army. We don ' t know what Tim plans to do after graduation, but we ' re sure he ' d be a great success in Sear ' s Rug Department. Thomas Glen Ferguson, Jr. " Tom " History, Artillery. Pvt., Dean ' s List, Rat Cross Country, Rat Rifle Team. Varsity Rifle Team- Captain. Who ' s Who, Ring Figure Magazine- Layout Editor. Publications Board. CADET Staff-Advertising Manager-Business Manager, Military-Industrial Complex Symposium, Ski Club, Cadet Union-President. Monogram Club. Posit Committee. Superintendent ' s Car Com- mittee. Our man Tom is a world traveller of distinc- tion, familiar with most of the great cities of the world. But no one, not even Fox, can com- prehend how he ended up in the remote, rural City of Lexington. The Cadet Union Presidency aided Tom with numerous pleasure trips and the rifle team always provided that ace in the hole for sure escape. Once in a great while Missy would reappear and honor Tom with a brief visit to quell his roaming spirits. In spite of the Institute, many innovations in Lejeune Hall came solely from Tom ' s head. His general good nature makes his charm more potent, especially for the young ladies. T. G. Ferguson will be a fine representative of the VMI and a credit to his class in the future. Michael Arthur Ferrari " Zombie " History. Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt., Staff Sgt., Dis- tinguished Academic Student, Dean ' s List. Ring Figure Committee, Fire Fighters. Regimental Band. From the back hills of Massachusetts came Mike Ferrari, who never set eyes on VMI until the day before he matriculated. The next day. bright and early, he became a rat. Better known to some as " Zombie, " he lived through the first years making Dean ' s List and learning all the addresses of his roommates ' girlfriends. Al- though failing to " snake " anyone ' s girl (he now has one back home), he succeeded his 2nd Class year in earning academic stars. Always helping his roommate in foreign lan- guages — English included — Zombie could be depended on to do a job and do it well. He was generally the master mind of all the plots against anyone in the room. Zombie will need little help in whatever he does. The Air Force will do well with him: and Carol can be proud of her catch, if thev ever get " hitched. " Good luck, BR. •5 • John Kenneth Fischer " John " Economics. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List. IRC. Scouters- Sec. Treas.. Vice-President, President. Cadet Battery. AFC. In spite of VMI ' s traditionally fanatic nature, John has remained a stable, responsible in- dividual who has contributed much of a melio- rative nature to this college, and has received little recompense for his efforts. His unpre- judiced attitude toward the Institute and all subjects of controversy has for four years ex- erted an influence upon his friends. John does not seek recognition for his ac- complishments, but his steadfast loyalty and willingness to help a friend in trouble, or even a friend who was just being a nuisance, brings richer honors upon his head than VMI can offer. During his years at this college John has not exactly burned his candle at both ends. How- ever, with a year or two of graduate work he may well manage to strike the spark of inde- pendence which has long been so effectively dampened by this restrictive atmosphere. With a penchant for travel to foreign lands, this man from El Paso will certainly spend part of his life on the road, and with him always will go our best wishes, for he is a scholar, a gentle- man, and a friend. John Pierce Fleraming, III " John " " J.P. " Economics. Armor, Pvt.. Rat Outdoor Track, Gvmnastics Club. Dean ' s List, French Club. Tidewater Club, Fire Fighters, MCE Fan Club. No one could even come close to experienc- ing the many and varied aspects of " Mr. Flem- ming ' s " cadetship. With his cool and perceptive mind constantly on the move, he has already convinced half the Corps, as well as many grad- uate schools, that mankind is ultimately per- fectable. Along with the big change in majors his third class year (Math to Economics!, another major change took place in John ' s life. After an in- decisive rat year, he began to settle down, with frequent trips to Madison becoming common- place. Concentrating on the books and having numerous talks with " The Col., " John set his goals on grad school. His never-ending wit and good humor will always be the greatest assets in his life, which will surely be successful. When asked to sum up his future plans in one sentence, he said. " I think I ' ll retire at 24 and start a kangaroo farm in Australia. " Good luck. J.P., and keep in touch. JOHN KENNETH FISCHER APO New York. X.Y. JOHN PIERCE FLEMMING, HI Chesapeake, Virginia Robert Charles Forrest, III " Chuck " Civil Engineering, Infantry, Pvt., Sgt.. Dis- tinguished Military Student. ASCE, Wesley Foundation, Lutheran Club, Judo Club. At the end of a cargo chute, our hero de- scended on VMI with visions of being a super shiny cadet (and a ranker). Alas, our hero soon discovered that shined shoes and polished brass were not the way of all men. Thus he launched his second career at the Institute as a grub. But he was foiled again, for after three blissful years, the freestater was issued his stripes. LIndaunted, he discovered a useful function for the swarms of young bucking Thirds, and found time to recapture his former peace of mind. In his vain attempts to become a " Roads " Scholar, he switched from meditating on his slide rule to . . . As our Brother Rat leaves us. we wish him a rewarding service career, know- ing that he will always return to see if cadets have found anything new to hide in their guitar cases. ROBERT CHARLES FORREST, III Aberdeen. Marvland EUGENE RALPH FREEDMAN Cherry Hill. New Jersey RORY JOHN FREY Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania STEPHEN BRIAN FRISKI Front Royal. Virginia Eugene Ralph Freedman " Gene " " Israeli Bond " Modern Languages, Armor. Col.. Pvl.. Rat Cross Country, Chapel Choir, Glee Club, Tim- mins Society. YRC, Intramural Official, AI.K Library Assistant, Dean ' s List. Happy birthday! Yes. Sept. 8, 1966, was Gene ' s 18th birthday. VMI was his birthday present which lasted four long years. After much work, laziness, fun and luck Gene has finally made it; an achievement which seemed impossible at first. Having managed to get himself sent up to the first two RDC meetings. Gene started his Rat year off with a bang. Although relatively un- eventful gradewise and girlwise. he managed to get through his Rat year all right. Chemistry in summer school sure was fun. Gene met Augusta and at that point things changed for the better. VMI was just a little less lonesome than it was before. We all know that Gene will be a success, whether we find him driving along the Rivera in his XKE with a certain blonde sitting next to him under the Arc de Triomphe. or in his office. Rory John Frey " Fish- History, Air Force, Pvt.. Sgt.. Rat Baseball. Rat Swimming. Varsity Swimming— Co-Captain. Distinguished Aerospace Student. CADET Staff. Ring Figure Magazine. Monogram Club, Scuba Club— Vice-President, Aquatic Club Glee Club. FIP. AFC. Rory ' s name would most certainly be in- cluded in a list of the notorious Brother Rats of the Class of ' 70. Perhaps the luckiest per- son around. Rory repeatedly escaped many of the dilemmas in which he found himself. Affectionately called " Whale Body " by his cohorts in the swimming world. Rory proved to be a vital asset to the team and well de- served to be elected a co-captain. Dedicated, he gave his all to the team. Despite three years of few ups and many downs, this year found Rory wearing chevrons and flying high. To a Brother Rat who is impossible to forget, we wish all the happiness possible. With Roz and your luck, how can you help but be successful in everything you try? Stephen Brian Friski " Junya " " Little Red " History. Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Rat Baseball. Varsity Baseball. Monogram Club. Cadet Manager PX. I.G.B.A.. 903 Club. The most noticeable things Steve has to show from his Rat year are his numerals from Coach Keakle and Corporal bars. The only thing left to achieve was Dean ' s List, but somewhere along the way. he decided he just wasn ' t cut out to earn the " Triple Crown. " so he sacrificed (very noblyl the latter. When he tells of how he finished in four years, he means just that— 48 straight months of VMI. Steve ' s best year was undoubtedly his Third Class year when he won a starting posi- tion on the baseball team and made his mark in the I.G.B.A. Tutored by Turner-Burgess, Inc. and a pretty cheerleader. " Little Red " became commander of the PX. This enabled him in keep Chis and the boys in " fat city. " lie his own color TV. loo. With his business back- ground we hope he will return to bring I.e- jeune Hall activities into the 120 1 Ii Centurj II people think prices are high now. just wail till " little Red " returns. George William Gearhart, Jr. " Bill " " Giz " History, Air Force, Pvt., Rat Football. Varsity Football. French Club-Program Chairman, BOMB Staff, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rugby Club. Bill came to VMI with visions of stardom on the gridiron, high academic standing, and mil- itary rank. The latter two of these illusions were destroyed by the Math Department and the M.S. Department his Rat year. His career in football started to falter in the fall of his Third Class year when he broke his ankle and started leaning to other interests. After a suc- cessful spring game, and summer of wild women and good liquor. Bill decided to forget football. Even with confinement and " constant " study. Bill still managed to enjoy life his First Class year. We wish him the best of luck and know he will do well. GEORGE WILLIAM GEARHART, JR. Roanoke. Virginia Dewey Peter George, Jr. " Sonny " Biology. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt.. Rat Football. Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List, French Club. VAS, Rugby Club. Rangers, Fire Fighters. VRC. AFC. North-South Skirmish Club. Ring Figure Finance Committee. When Dewey graduates on May 17th. with bloodshot eyes and shaky hands, he will miss the Institute — for at least ten seconds, for the Kid had an interesting four years in Lexing- ton ' s home for wayward boys . Tuck ' s RDC kept him on his toes that first year, and Dew- ey ' s hidden ranker potential emerged when he was made a " desperation " corporal in the last makeover. When he moved in with the " Muscle Beach " boys in 233, he became an expert at staying out of the way. More adven- tures awaited him his First Class year, like getting punched out in front of his date in Roanoke and becoming the most popular man in the Biology Department. Busy as he was, Dewey never neglected his two greatest interests, a certain Roanoke belle and his hay rack. Hey. Charles, how about another cup of coffee? James Paul Gillespie " Big Jim " Biology, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Basketball. Rat Track. Varsity Basketball. Varsity Track. When |imbo, the human garbage disposal, strolled into Jackson Arch for the first lime, he realized he had entered a new world. He set out to remedy the situation by bringing a little joy into the world — like sharing his room- mate ' s Exlax fudge with the guard team. His energy and enthusiasm were unbounded as is witnessed by the fact that he stabbed two room- mates. Although accidents, his roommates learned to keep sharp things away from him. Actually, Jim is noted by his classmates for his kindness, generosity, and fondness of pretzels. On the basketball court, he is an aggressive player who hales to lose. In his room, he spe- cializes in another sport: acting oul Hamlet. His portrayal of Laertes in the graveyard scene is one of the highlights of his career. In conclusion, it can be said that Goose ' s attitude toward life is summed up in Martin Luther ' s words: " Who hues not wine, women, and song remains a fool his whole life long. " JAMES PAUL GILLESPIE Woodbridge. Virginia mi; FLOYD LESTER GINN Winchester, Virginia Floyd Lester Ginn " Les " Civil Engineering, Armor. Cpl., Sgt., Li . Ral Cross Country, Ral indoor and Outdooi Track, Distinguished Military Student. Distinguished Academic Student, Dean ' s List, ASCE, Baptist Student Union. Lutheran Club, Glee Club. If there is om: person who can be considered to have VMI in the palm of his hand, thai pel son would have to be F. Lester Ginn. Advancing through the caste system of rank, he has man- aged, after the usual details and the burning of midnight oil as corporal of [he guarrl, lo acquire the rank of lieutenant in Charlie ' Company. As if that wasn ' t enough, we also find a set of stars logo with the stripes. II he is not in the room working feverishly behind a pile of books, one usually finds Les commuting to his second home. NEB. He has to be a Civil Engineer, for how else would he be able to figure out how to balance those ten million books under his arm? All in all. the future looks very bright for Les and Pam. Let those sideburns grow wav down. BR. JOSEPH GERARD GIRLANDO, JR. Baltimore. Marvland Joseph Gerard Girlando, Jr. " Wop " " Baltimore Joe " " Spaghetti Sauce " Physics. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Ral Football. Rat Track, Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List, Sigma Pi Sigma-President, SPS. Cadet Battery, Lacrosse, BOMB Staff-Assistant Sports Editor. North-eastside Gang. Outstand- ing 3rd Class ROTC Cadet. Army ROTC Scho- larship. Northern Virginia Club. Fire Fighters. On Sept. 8, 1966, " Wop-Man " proudly strutted through (ackson Arch carefully concealing his Irish temper and Italian argumentation. After struggling on the gridiron. Joe found greater success in academics and emerged a lifetime member of the fortunate few who are autho- rized 3.0 cuts. Righteous Joe epitomizes the well-rounded VMI man: a higb ranking physics major, a Lieutenant in Echo Company, vocal Honcho of the Lacrosse Team, President of the Bachelors Forever Club, self-ordained Chaplain of the Northeast Side Gang. Barracks paperboy, and faithful mother hen to his continually intox- icated roommates. No one could find a more trustworthy friend or dependable roommate — but |oe. just for once, couldn ' t you drink a little too much? Success will be easy in whatever career you decide on. Take care, roommate, and good luck. Marcus Clifford Gold, Jr. " Marc " Electrical Engineering. Air Force. Pvt.. Dean ' s List, IEEE, Glee Club. Marc came to VMI looking for a different waj of life, and was rather startled by what he found. He soon became well known by many prominent members of the Corps, and had no trouble getting a charter membership in the " Wednesday and Saturday Evening Hiking and Gun Club. " When the Ral line was finally in the past, Marc decided lo lake his place in Ihe background, desiring no military advancement, lie soon discovered, though, thai he was not finding too much advancement academic all) either and came to the realization that his term would be extended to Eve years. There ' s not loo much especially exciting thai can be said aboul Marc, except that he came looking for excitement and found too much of the wrong kind: he bore up under the hardships with only a maximum of complaints MARCUS CLIFFORD GOLD, JR. Birmingham, Alabama MICHAEL EUGENE GORDON Casev. Illinois WARREN HARRIS GRASTY Roanoke. Virginia ROBERT HOWARD GREGORY Richmond. Virginia Michael Eugene Gordon " Academic " Biology. Artillery. Pvt.. Ral Basketball. Rat Cross Country. Rat Golf. Varsity Golf-Captain. Dean ' s List. French Club. VAS. Monogram Club. Ghetto. IGBA. Library Assistant. A Company Representative. Illinois Club-Vice President. Enter the Casev Colossus! Seeking pastoral elegance, the " Blond Bomb- er " came to the rustic provincialism of Lexing- ton with basketball in hand and visions dancing in his head of Rick Mount. His Rat Year he endured Dirty Old Man Day, Boobsee. and backache Corbett. Finding that a somewhat stifling combination, our hero moved in with Carruthers. Gordon, and later picked up the Bear. Unable to endure the Keadle Crush, the B- ball was quickly exchanged for the golf stick, and his name was written with the immortals in the sand (traps) of Myrtle Beach. " Military Mike ' s " paramount accomplish- ment was. however, the racktime record he set for a six week period during summer camp. Warren Harris Grasty " Pasty, " " Nasty " Electrical Engineering, Infantry, Pvt.. IEEE. CADET Staff. Senior Member of Summer School Society. Firefighters. Have you ever heard a " Grasty Joke? " If not. consider yourself lucky! His Brother Rats were quickly indoctrinated to his form of " humor. " Between him and Sharon, his accomplice of three years, they could keep a room full of people rolling on the floor holding their sides (or was it their stomachs?]. Warren never really bothered himself with trivialities, such as studying, even when his guitar strings were broken. For this reason, he signed up as a charter member of the VMI summer session. After setting up permanent residence in Lexington, his physical growth matched his mental growth, i.e.. 40 pounds in three years. We all wish Warren the best of luck in the future, and hope for his own sake that he won ' t have to fool with electrical machinery for a while. Robert Howard Gregory " Be-Bop " " Breeze " English. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling. Varsity Wrestling, Intramural Volleyball. Dean ' s List, ; English Society. English-Speaking Union. Rich-i- mond Club. Summer Camp Colors Staff. Elvis ; Fan Club-Secretary, PX Cook.. Definitely one of the coolest cadets ever to i breeze through Jackson Arch, the Be-Bop. managed to survive all four years at VMI. I Bobby, aside from being the best dancer, most ] talkative cadet, and one of the best looking.) found time enough to know everyone at VMI | by his first name. Above all. he was always ! willing to help anyone, no matter what their problem was. His academic career at VMI soon passed his . military one. for he remained a steadfast pri- j vate through all his years in Lexington. Bobby, j however, was never one to put academics, or fl the military, in front of having a good time. He j! was at all the parties and dances, with bourbon I and water in one hand and Rockin ' Robin in :! the other. To a cadet who knew the meaning of !] Brother Rat. and to Robin, we wish all the luck 1 and happiness that can be found in the world. + ric? JODIE EARL GRIMES Richmond, Virginia ROBERT DAVEY GROSSMAN Pomona. California ■ JEFFREY DOUGLAS GUILD Edison, N ' ew lersev Jodie Earl Grimes " Grody " Divil Engineering, Armor. Pvt., Distinguished vlilitary Student, Dean ' s List, ASCE-Vice ' resident, RDC-Secretary. |udo Club — Mati- iger. Captain. When ]odie entered VMI, he quickly estab- ished himself as the chief time waster of the ourth class, his tiny engineering feats being idmired by all. During the second semester, ' Barrel Body, " through a diligent effort man- iged to lose his average and his high school ivveetheart. But at the start of his third class .ear, when all engineers took a downfall, Jo- lie was flying high. His " engineering " during lis Rat year was paying off and he breezed hrough the year with respectable grades. By he end of the first semester of his second :lass year, he had made the Dean ' s List. His ixtracurricular activities, including Judo, SCE. HH, and avid support of party commit- ees, show his well-roundedness. All he leeded now was Karen. She came on the icene just in time for a camp summer and a un-packed First Class year. They make a de- ighful couple and we all wish Karen and ' Gerrriimmes " the greatest in the coming .ears. Robert Davey Grossman " Bob " Biology. Armor, Pvt., Rat Track. Varsity Track, Rugby, French Club, Newman Club, Mono- gram Club, Ghetto. " Say your name in syllables. Mister! " " Gross-Man, Sir! " With this command, Bert Nance started, not only a nickname for Bob, but a way of life too. " Gross " never quite got over having his corporal permit denied, but history is better for it as Bob turned from the ranks to the long road towards the ghetto. It left him manv hours of leisure in which Bob developed an inordinate attachment for his hayrack. But the good life of a private helped him gain four inches and some thirty pounds to make him a giant in " E " Company. Of the opinion that no girl is really worth the " old college try. " Bob still found the initi- ative to try the " I ' m homesick " routine — which had dubious success. In his senior year. Bob has become the " darling of Southern Sem. " dealing in dates like a stock broker. In sports, Bob has become a mainstay of " Lump- y ' s leg men. " and earned more medals than a Tech general. Bob ' s easy going way has brought him much more than can be mea- sured in any one success, but only in the overall affection and friendship of all of us. Jeffrey Douglas Guild " Jeff " English, Infantry. Pvt.. Cpl.. Sgt.. Ll.. Pvt.. Soc- cer, Wrestling, DMS. Dean ' s List. Newman Club. Military-Industrial Complex Sympos- ium, Ghetto. " To be or not to be. that was the question. " Jeff is VMI ' s own Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The strange transformation began in the spring of each year. He took on the character- istic glazed, shifty eyes, short cropped hair, and frightening shine of a ranker. Three limes he found his name on the makeover sheets but fall found " Gildo " somewhat himself again and by Openings he had fully re- covered. During Jeff ' s interment here at VMI, he bided his time falling in and out of trouble with Screwloose Strock. racking during study hours, pulling all-nighters and courtin ' Ratso Rizzo. These vices could not defeat our hero in his search for TRUTH. JUSTICE, and THE AMERICAN WAV. He and Screwloose are anticipating graduation, he is continually plac- ing his infamous name on the Dean ' s List, and to consubstantiate his success. Miss Paula will soon be his blushing bride. Throughout. Jeff ' s trademark has been his long hair and more mouth than a chicken ' s got guts. In spite of it all, he has retained a loy- alty lo MOM. developed a liking for APPLE PIE, and is engaged to THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Edward Fancis Haley, III " Ned " Mathematics, Artillery, Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat Foot- ball-Head Manager, Varsity Football-Head Manager. Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List. SPS. After four swinging years at the Institute, Ned is anxiously awaiting graduation. Although on the Dean ' s List, Ned has often found the time to set aside academics for such reasons as Martha, Judy. Linda, Sam (Sam?), Janie, Irecia. etc. Just what actually happens on all those trips to Madison, Longwood. and Lynch- burg, Ned? During the past four years Ned has not spent all of his time (would you believe any of it?) with his nose buried in text books. Having in- terests in athletics, he has served on Vito Ragazzo ' s staff as manager for the Big Red. For three years Ned proudly carried Bob Habasevich ' s kicking shoes to games across the country. It seems that shoes have become an obsession with Ned after gaining such valuable experi- ence with Bob. His dream now is to become a business executive in a shoe factory. All of us wish Ned the verv best of luck. EDWARD FRANCIS HALEY, HI Lynchburg, Virginia John Herbert Hall " John " Biology, Armor, Cpl., Pvt.. Distinguished Mili- tary Student. Ring Figure Magazine-Advertis- ing Manager, Judo Club. Sometimes a cadet can go unnoticed from time to time, but not so with John. Everyone knew when Big John was around. He also had a look-a-like to add to Dick ' s -uh- John ' s omni- presence. Living up to his name, John drew much fame and little fortune as Barracks Baptizer to all guests of the Institute. To complete his training for the outside world, " Waterfall " tackled Judo. But alas, the best part of his cadetship came from one Midwinters which brought forth Libba. He was the kind of cadet you felt you knew the first time you met him. )ohn was always there if he was needed. His talents bring him a bright future. John takes pride in his work, his family, his friends, his graduation, but most of all. Libba. When it comes to John Herbert, we ' re all very proud. JOHN HERBERT HALL Staunton. Virginia Thomas Patrick Halliday " Doc " History, Air Force. Pvt., Rat Football, Rat Track. Varsity Football. YAF, Monogram Club. Who is that roaming the 4th stoop? Oh, no worry, it ' s only Tom Halliday selling lock boxes to the rats. Having been the sole proprietor of the weight room his first three years at the In- stitute, our Bulging Bohemian gave up the weights for academics this year. Tom has worked hard in his academics and in football, striving for success in both. His smiling face and outgoing personality will be missed by Barracks, as will his willingness to help any- one in time of need. To you. Brother Rat, the class of ' 711 wishes good luck in everything you do in the future. THOMAS PATRICK HALLIDAY Willmington. Delaware Richard Mcdowell hamlet Virginia Beach, Virginia JOSHUA CHARLES HANKS Lynchburg, Virginia MICHAEL LLOYD HANNUM Cherry Hill, New Jersey Richard McDowell Hamlet " Tricky Dicky " English Infantry. Pvt., Sgl., Rat Football Rat Track, Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball, English Society. BOMB Staff-Sports Editor, CADET Start-Sports Staff, Monogram Club, Ghetto Rugby Club. SVD. Party " Committee. Dean ' s List. Richard McDowell Hamlet, commonly known by his simple and more revealing cogno- men, Mysto, exemplifies the true Renaissance man. So he embarked on an English career in hopes of finding the true meaning of life, and a ticket to graduate school. His restless energy, which seemed to prevail throughout his cadelship, was guided by a multitude of beautiful girls. who always knew where to direct it. As a Rat football " s tarter baseball catcher, and rugger, he has shown his progress in the field of athletics. By owning the corner store of the Crow ' s Nest Dick showed that not onlv was he a standout ' in his favorite subject, philosophy, but also a standout socially. Saturday nights would find him at the Downtown Trailer Club. Without Dick ' s efforts in the 1970 party committee. Zollman parties might have gone without mixers. If the women can keep him from burning incense, his friendly smile, warm personality and energetic character will carrv him a long way. Joshua Charles Hanks " Josh- English, Artillery, Pvt., Sgt.. Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball-Captain. All Southern Con- ference First Team, Honor Court, Company Class Representative, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Monogram Club. JC is a man for every occasion and has dem- onstrated his versatility bv trying everything VMI has to offer at least once. As a Rat. ' when he wasn ' t entertaining the 4th stoop with " Casey at the Bat, " he was receiving instruction on the virtues of the First Class private. Even so, as a 3rd, our All-American Brookville Brother Rat went the way of the rankers (for about two weeks) only to return to partying with the rest of the grubs. ' 68- ' 69 was a good year for Josh. He met Dona, made the All-Southern Confer- ence Baseball team, and cried for the last time. " Hey Taze, I think I ' m going to be sick. " This year |C represents our class and VMI. as a member of the Honor Court and Captain of the baseball team. (What ' s this rumor about Battalion Staff???) He is patiently awaiting that blissful day he and Dona will be wed. JC has been a friend to everyone and we ' ll never for- get his exuberant personality and easy smile. Michael Lloyd Hannum " Squatty " Mathematics, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt.. Rat Gym- nastics, Varsity Gymnastics, Distinguished Mil- itary Student. Dean ' s List, Chapel Choir, Glee Club-Administrative Assistant. Timmins Music Society. Aquatics Club. Fire Fighters, Metro- politan Club, J.S. Bach Appreciation Club. Our troll has really enjoyed his VMI experi- ence, especially his work with the Glee Club and Mr. Biester. As George ' s star bass soloist, he has led the bass section in superb perfor- mances of the " Magnificat in D, " and the " Mass in B-Minor. " both by J.S. Bach, with such solos as " Quia fecit magna " and Quoniam tu solus sanctus. " He has always been a fine student, frequently making Dean ' s List, and ' is one of the six first class math majors remaining in the department. His intirsst in maintaining his fine, physical conditioning has not diminished over the four years he has spent here. He can frequently be found playing handball, basketball, or fencing with his rat on the first stoop. When he graduates, he ' s planning a feu ears in the Military Intelligence Corps, after which he ' s signing on with ]. Edgar Hoover and the boys. We know he ' ll do well. He always has been a sneaky little gnome. Robert Warner Hart " Bob " " Gargoyle " " Tiger " History, Armor. Pvt., Sgt., Distinguished Mil- itary Student, AFC, Catholic Choir, Tanker Platoon-Commander. Civil War Roundtable, Rifle and Pistol Club. Fencing Club-Sabre, Hungry Hill Key Club. Dooby. Dooby. Dooby. Whether or not you ' re seen or heard, your presence is felt, as could be well expected of the modern little Napoleon you happen to be. A pensive, rational, and re- flective being in the main, though fiery, emo- tional, and jovial often by choice, you are eager to offer your good will, but will not hesitate to instantly rebuke, chastise, and counter those who wrong you. An ability to adjust to situa- tions and surroundings will enable you to per- form to your limit (if you have one] even in the midst of men not your equals. By your own ad- mission, in an aristocracy of performance rests your desired place in this world of vague caste and status levels. You may not find a prominant place in History, although, ' twould be no sur- prise, but your ambitions will be met with unusual measures of success. Ben Harvey, III " Harv " Historv. Armor, Cpl„ Sgt.. Distinguished Mil- itary Student. CADET Staff. Hop Committee- Treasurer, Third Class Basketball Tournament. Northern Virginia Club. Fire Fighters. Ben entered VMI with all the answers, gleaned from his experiences as an Army brat and the son of an alumnus. But the same rude awakening that every Rat is afforded was not denied Ben ' s early cadetship. From the begin- ning, he had aspirations for rank, and his am- bition paid off after numerous ups-and-downs with the intricacies of makeovers. Ben ' s devotion to a unique social pattern gave him a perfect attendance award at four years of VMI hops, but his experiences at VMI were not without the taste of bitterness resulting from the unpredictable fluctuations of the con- cerns of the heart. Though slightly metamor- phic in effect, the situations left " Gentle Ben " still intact as a Brother Rat and always willing to listen if he could add a helpful comment. Willis Leonard Hatcher, Jr. " Chip " " Massive-Man " Civil Engineering. Infantry, Pvt., Rat Wres- tling. Varsity Wrestling, ASCE. CADET Staff. AFC, Scouters Club. Cadet Waiter, Northern Virginia Club, SYD, Car Committee. Massive man — five foot five and 110 pounds. Having been advised by wise elders that VMI wasn ' t too swift. Chip figured that it just had to be a good deal — RIGHT!! During his third class year he wanted to make trips to Blacks- burg, but an omen must have warned him of the consequences. He spent the rest of the year keeping the members of the Number One Club company on Saturday nights, and engag- ing in late study contests with his roommate. His second class year found Chip and the other two of the Big Three rooming together again. It was like a three-ring circus, everybody went excess — " me to the right on room orderly. " Disaster came his First Class year — the one thing he had tried three years to avoid (No. he didn ' t become a daddy] — he was given rank (which was probably worse]. Neither VMI nor rank has changed Chip, and graduation still remains his primary goal. 102 WILLIS LEONARD HATCHER, JR Falls Church. Virginia ROBERT CHARLES HAWTHORNE Richmond, Virginia Robert Charles Hawthorne " Bob " [R.C.] English. Air Force, Sgt., Fellowship Foun- dation for Economic Education, Fred C Koch Foundation Fellowship, [ntercolle] Scholastic Institute Representative, Glee Club, Civil War Roundtable, Scouters I Hub VAF- Virginia Chairman, YRC, Commanders- Business Manager, Regimental l!,m l. Huh Hawthorne was. without a doubt, a legend al VMI. Nobody has ever seriously con- sidered running for a political office while .1 cadel. hnl Boh did and almosl won, Those who knew Bob will remember one thing, MONEY. He could con a buck from .1 begger, and anyone who can sell combs to Rats will definitely go far. The money he dealt lor Ihe Commanders was phenomenal, while his land deals and " Hawthorne Enterprises " pul him in an income hrackel rivaling Howard Hughes. We ' ll remember, though, that Bob on occa- sion lost money, such as lhal S2M parking ticket al Natural Bridge. Boh was a YAF major and when that wasn ' t taking up his time, a special girl was. Bob even found time to invade the wild blue yonder — still another good deal from Uncle Sam. The future includes law school for our hero. My advice to Perry Mason is if he hears " What ' s Happening? " , to gel out of the courl room immediateh . ROY REED HEDDLESTON Princeton, West Virginia wi w : ATTACHED READY- 1 EVERY IHONORQR. 1 DEFEND RONALD ALBERT HENRY Martinsville. Virginia Roy Reed Heddleston " Sedgewick " Economics. Air Force. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Basket- ball. Varsity Basketball. Distinguished Aero- space Student, Dean ' s List, Religious Council - Sec-President, Timmins Music Society. FIP. " . . . but hearing oftentimes the still sad music of humanity . . . . " He plays basketball, he flies, he drinks — he ' s F Troop ' s own Jolly Green Giant. Those who don ' t know Roy by his proper cognomen will know him by his alias: Sedge- wick Alworthy. a name he picked up in a nasty incident in a prison camp with several R.A.F. ' ers. It was here also that he picked his unique, dry, yet ebullent wit. After a brief en- counter with the English Department. Roy- decided he preferred dollars to sonnets, and switched to Economics. He still quotes |ohn Keats, though. Roy (Steve Canyon) Heddleston holds Ihe distinct honor of being the first man in our class to solo in the FIP. When he graduates from biplanes, he hopes to fly jets. Grad school in Business Administration also looms in the not too distant future. Ronald Albert Henry " Smaj " Physics. Air Force. Cpl.. Sgt. RMS. Distin- guished Aerospace Student. Distinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List. Who ' s Who, Sigma Pi Sigma-Sec.-Treas.. SPS-President. CADET Staff-Assistant Business Manager. T hey say no man can serve two masters, but that doesn ' t rule out two mistresses, so Ron went ahead and found two. The first was phy- sics, and as one of Mallory Hall ' s faithful few. Ron could be seen nightly, heading for that " holy sanctuary. " The other was Andrea, and although Ihe trips were nol as frequent, the motive was the same, self-enrichment. There ' s some doubt that Ron really accomplished any- thing while at VMI. for although he won his bachelorhood in physics, he seems to have lost it to Andrea. Except for his passion for showers. Ron ' s last contact with reality has been the U. S. Zoomie Corps. Despite their refusal to let him be a pilot, (for " visual acuity less than 20 2(1 " | his career promises to he long and illus- trious [probably of more length than luster), since that ' s exactly what he deserves . . . more or less Thou losesl here, a belter where to find. " Kins l.i-ur m s- : JOHN BENJAMIN COLLINS HILL Ann Arbor, Michigan JOHN RUTLEDGE HILL, III Dallas. Texas ROBERT WILLIAM HOCKLEY Gardners, Pennsylvania John Benjamin Collins Hill " JBC " " Pumpkin " Modern Languages. Artillery, Pvt.. Rat Foot- ball, Rat Wrestling, Varsitv Wrestling-Co Cap- tain, Rugby, Golf. IRC. French Club, Ring Figure Magazine-Circulation Committee, Fel- lowship of Christian Athletes. YRC, Monogram Club. Born under the sign of Hogbody ' s raiders, and cast in the image of the Great Pumpkin and old ' 27, Big Red stormed down the Shenandoah Valley from the wilds and wastelands of Michi- gan, ravaging and plundering all within his sight. Finding the world of academia and. especial- ly, the (infamous?! Economics department a little to his disliking. John soon found his way into the dark and untraveled caverns of the second floor of Scott Shipp Hall where he could sharpen his knack for French and Euro- pean culture. Not wishing to excel in one thing alone, John decided to enroll under the tutelage of the " Gup " to see if he could wrestle. No one will ever forget the match our Rat year when John pinned his opponent with 14 seconds gone in the first period. With Finals. 1970, John will usher forth into the world— a fine credit to VMI and his class- mates, not only as a Brother Rat, but also as a genuine friend. John Rutledge Hill, III " Snake " Civil Engineering. Marines. Rat Cross Coun- trv, Varsitv Soccer, ASCE. RDC-President. PIC, SYD, YVest Side Slum Lords MC. Robert William Hockley " Carlisle Indian " History. Armor. Pvt., Rat Football. Rat Track, Varsity Football, YRC, Monogram Club. " Sounds like two snails drag racing — nope, it ' s the Hockley shuffle. " or should we say the Jansen jaunt. Although a victim of mistaken identity during his rat year, Jansen, rather Hock, soon found himself astride a board whose grain opposed long hair and an easy going manner, and Bob ' s many trips through the valley often made him doubtful whether or not he would remain at VMI. Football became his primary interest and his dedication to the game left Bob unscathed by the " defeatist " attitude. Always a keen com- petitor, Hock displayed an unnatural optimism and desire to win which will be characteristic of him the remainder of his life. Bob found his relaxed mannerisms more attuned to a South- ern atmosphere, and we believe the Carlisle Indian has permanently defected to Dixie. Good luck in law school. Bob, from the other two stooges of a great trio. CAMILLUS WINSTON DAVID HOFFMAN Falls Church, Virginia JOHN CHARLES HOFFMAN, III Atlanta, Georgia LUTHER FATE HOLLOMAN Battle Creek. Michigan Camillas Winston David Hoffman " Fang " ' English, Artillery, Cpl., Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Founder-President-Player-Coach-Rugbv Club, Distinguished Military Student. CADET Staff- [Photographer, Glee Club. 298 Club, BOMB- Dark Room Editor, | A partially deflated rugby ball ... a well ' thumbed copy of official Rugby rules . . . sev- leral texbooks (most of which are untouched by human hands) ... a drawer full of letters from ' at least six different girls (or is it at least six letters from one girl) and an unfinished poem . . . From this seemingly unrelated morass of junk there emerges the character of a man who has left a very speical legacy to VMI — a Rugby Club. Under Dave ' s watchful eye and material care, this band of hooligans has roamed Virginia challenging and humbling rugby teams much their senior in record and experience. With an exceptional ability never to let academics get him down, Dave has established himself as a good-natured, often bawdy rake. Dave will never really settle down, but some- where in the bright and distant future there is a girl who will be able to at least understand him: VMI ' s own Byronic hero. John Charles Hoffman, III " Jack " History. Infantry, Pvt., Rat Wrestling. Intra- murals SYD-Co Chariman. PIC-President, Class Finance Committee-Treasurer, Class Party Committee-Treasurer. Governor Hoffman — a gentle, soft-spoken blend of Jefferson Davis, Huey Long and George Wallace — is the man who never lost an argument: leastways no one could tell. Jack is probably the most unique among the ghetto brotherhood — a " bon vivant, " a connoisseur of anything with an alchoholic content of 3.27r or better, and a politician extraordinaire. He came into his outspoken own during a session of the student government his sopho- more year. The honorable Governor took a position of no penalty for a departed brother of ' 69. Jack was oblivious to the pressure ex- erted by the ruling class, explaining, " How can one be disrespectful to a class for which he has no respect. " As a junior, Jackson is memorable for his part in leading Ghetto Brothers on Post- OCNI trips to the Liquid Lunch. His senior year, the Governor was a financial power in Barracks and chairman of the hastily formed Young Democrats. Good luck in law school, and later politics. Governor. Your Ghetto Brothers will surely miss you Luther Fate Holloman " Twiggy " " Luke " Electrical Engineering. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Cross Country, Rat Indoor and Outdoor Track. Varsity Cross Country. Varsity Indoor Track. Outdoor Track, IEEE, Hop Escort. Summer School. " Luke The Lionhearted, " as he is commonly known by admirers, and " Fate " as known by none, is undoubtedly a lovable character. His middle name best describes his tenure at VMI. By no real choice of his own. Luke was like the new born babe left in the dark of the night on a strange doorstep. Taken in by the Institute. Luke has been clothed and fed by the merciful Administration. Luke is the kind of guy who does everything with precision, with heart, with proclaimed skill, and with no words spared in telling you where to get off if you desire to interfere. Our tiger is feared by all men and loved by all girls. Only Pug gives him a hard time. When pro- voked by agressors. Luke easily disarms them with such powerful words as " git on " , " goofy bird. " and " you twirp " . The only thing Luke ever feared was the bone. He rarely met that rival and took extreme care not to. Although an avid sleeper. Luke has done well as an EE and stuck through the trials of VMI. We don ' t doubt that one day he will be a big success and then, watch, out. VMI. Edward Dashiell Holmes " Dash " " Ed " English. Artillery, Pvl., Dean ' s List. English Society. Timmins Music Society. English-Speak- ing Union. CADET -Editorial Staff. IRC-Presi- dent. Class Insurance Committee-Co-Chair- man. Military Industrial Complex Symposium- Program Committee. Rat English Tutor. Certainly few cadets can claim the achieve- ment of our B.R.. Ed " The Book " Holmes. Our heavy-minded (or is it light-headed?) hero is justifiably proud for having reached his first two major goals in life. First, he has achieved his dream of being a four-year private, and secondly, he is the only man in barracks to possess a collection of one million volumes, crowned with a solid gold edition of Plato and Aristotle, guaranteed to be untouched by- human hands. When not participating in peace rallies (IRC trips?). The Book can usually be found at a meeting of the VMI " Ave Maria Society. " The photo illustrates one of " The Book ' s " functions as " High Priest and Mystic of the Barrack ' s One World Syndrome. " Now that he has crushed the evil of militarism in barracks. " The Book " looks forward to law school. F.O.. and the Dag Hammarskjold In- stitute for International Peace. To a fine Brother Rat with a great sense of humor (and mind, loo!), we wish only the best, and we know he ' ll find it. ■ EDWARD DASHIELL HOLMES Kirkwood. Missouri William Harrison Howard, III " Bill " " Doc " Biology. Armor. Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Athletic Trainer. Intramurals, Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, VAS-Trea- surer, Honor Court. Whoever coined the word " dedication " must have known Bill Howard. Bill decided early- he wanted to be a doctor and has worked fer- vently toward that goal while at VMI. Even so, it hasn ' t kept him from other interests, such as skiing, athletics, blind dates (???). and espe- cially cars. Just give Bill a Z-28, a pretty girl, and a tank of gas and he is in second heaven! Along with Ned Snead. he minored in argu- mentation and many is the night that ole rooms 320. 223. and 122 stayed up ' til 2 AM deciding how fast an eagle could dive or some question of Biology. Bill hasn ' t had too much trouble with the Commandant ' s Office, except for an occasional " late. " and he swears that ' s because the guard room clock is not on Greenwich time like his Accutron. Serving our class from trainer on the football team to Honor Court member, he is a true competitor and friend. William Ward Huffman, Jr. " Bin- Economics. Artillery, Cpl.. Pvt, Sgt., BOMB Staff, Westminister Fellowship. PIC-Vice Presi- dent. Class Finance Committee-Treasurer, Mil- itary Industrial Complex Symposium. Four in the morning — a box of No-Doz — rustling papers — and " I ' m gonna lose my — . " Yep — that ' s little Willy attempting to out- smart the toughest professors at VMI. the Eco. professors. Possibly Bill ' s most outstanding attribute is his uncanny talent of impersonation. A WASP himself, Bill has found his favorite targets to be foreigners — a feat which never fails to bring a smile. Willy has a problem though — he ' s got a " Dudley Do Right " complex. This psycholog- ical aberation has driven him to drink heavily on his Institute-granted weekends. As it stands now the Institute owes Bill ninety percent of his weekends, because he has found it extremely difficult to cope with some of his blind dales and has, consequently, " passed. " They say good guys never win. but I doubt that anyone can say thai this guy from Staunton won ' t be more than successful. How can one compete with an industrious, cooperative, and friendly person? Business School and a reward- ing career doubtlessly lie on the other side of the sheepskin. WILLIAM HARRISON HOWARD, III [ohnson City, Tennessee WILLIAM WARD HUFFMAN, JR. Staunton, Virginia Frank Talbotl Humphrey, Jr. " Chip " " Humpy " Biology, Armor. Pvl., Ral Indoor Track, Amer- ican Chemical Society. The Drummer. Who ' s Nobody Club. His closest contact with the routine of a mil- itary life was in the rhythm of his drums. Whether beating the path of constant summer schools or the path of weekends without week- ends, his perseverance never faltered. To some, he was Chip or Hump, and to others. " Aero- bic Man. " How could anyone forget the $30 weekend, the " Mountain View Astoria. " the " William Byrd. " or even Virginia Beach? But memories of Chip cover many aspects. His striving to overcome academics at limes when others would have quit shows only part of his true strength. Just to know him for a short time would encourage anyone to want to know him for a long while. May Debbie and he have happiness always. FRANK TALBOTT HUMPHREY, JR. Harrisonburg, Virginia WILBERT FENROD HUNTLEY, JR. Coraopolis. Pennsylvania Wilbert Fenrod Huntley, Jr. " Hot Rod " History. Infantry. Rat Cross Country. Rat Track. Rat Cross Country Coach. Varsity Cross Country. Varsity Track. AFC, YRC. Monogram Club, Bahama Club, Dean ' s List. Due to strong paternal influence. Will came to VMI; but not all was lost. He was next door to the college of his choice. To leave the hallowed halls as often as possible, he participated in cross country and track. While living at Mrs. Smith ' s, Will proved that fun can be had while still maintaining good grades. On hop week- ends he was sure to be found with a good looker from Sweet Briar, Hollins. or Carolina, and with his traditional good luck, he managed to slide around the more Mickey Mouse mil- itary aspects of VMI. After four years has Will adjusted to VMI. or has it adjusted to him? The Institute has taught him an appreciation of things often taken for granted. Thus he will enjoy going to Washington and Lee Law School and iiving a normal life, showing that nice guys don ' t finish last; it just takes them longer to get where thev want to go. DANIEL JONATHAN INGELIDO Colorado Springs. Colorado Daniel Jonathan Ingelido " The Wop " History. Air Force. CpL, Pvt., Sgt.. judo. In- tramural Team Captain. Distinguished Aero- space Student, Dean ' s List, Newman Club. Hop Floor Committee. AFC. IRC. Coming from the back hills of Italy. The Big " I " aspired to be a Field Marshall but settled for supply sergeant in the never-ending struggle with the One World Syndrome and the blood- soaked walls of the Kremlin. Even though he succumbed to the evils of rank his first class year, " the Wopman " has always been a great guy with a great sense of humor (although he can ' t tell the difference between Germany and Italy). There can be no doubt that Ingaleado? Ingalid? Injilid? the Big " I " is destined for graduate school and a successful career in the Air Force. Never a man to lose his head in the clouds, Dan looks forward to flying a desk where he can put his vast knowledge of the German Air Force land everybody else ' s, foi that matter! to use. Who knows? Maybe some- day he will command all the UN peace-keeping forces. " Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it. " — Santayana Walter Ivkovich, Jr. " Wally " Electrical Engineering, Artillery, Pvt.. Rat Basketball, Ral Baseball. Rat Cross Country, Rat Track, Varsity Basketball, Distinguished Military Student. IEEE, Monogram Club, Pitts- burgh Club, Ghetto. SYD. Number One Club. The " TREE " came from the one and only Aliquippa, Pa., hoping to plant his roots in Lexington for what he hoped would be four years. His full basketball scholarship and academics would have limited anyone else ' s social life, but he was usually the first at a party after hisgames. No one will ever forget the Institute " Good Deal " Walt received granting him a lifetime membership in the No. 1 Club " (Walt ' s still wondering what he did wrong.] From All-State basketball in high school Walt was bound to be an attribute to the Keydet squad (Walt holds the circuit record for the fieldhouse). What does the future hold for Walt? What- ever he does, whether changing lightbulbs or managing a large electrical firm, he is bound to do well. Good luck in the future to a great Brother Rat, one whom his Brother Rats will never forget. WALTER IVKOVICH, JR. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Michael John Iwanik " Mike " Biology. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling, Dean ' s List, VAS, Glee Club. Timmins Music Society. What ' s your name Rat? This question was always asked of Mike during his Rat year and the answer he always gave was I-wan-ik- k-k-k! That was the beginning of an illustrious cadet- ship but such a beginning soon came to an end. A private for 4 years, grub with long hair — these are the marks of many 1st Class privates. Mike had his own qualities which made him distinct among them. He started out to be studious, quiet, unassum- ing and bewildered. Soon he ran afoul of Demon Rum, Women, and song (not classical). But Mike ' s one true love always helped him the morning after the night before — the coffee cup and the coffee in it that he was never without in his cadetship. We wish him only the best of luck in the future and hope he enjoys driving his 327 ci. piano. MICHAEL JOHN IWANIK Annandale. Virginia Joseph Edgar Jenkins, III " Joe " " Stein " History. Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt., Capt.. Rat Rifle Team, Intramurals. Distinguished Military Stu- dent. Dean ' s List. CADET Staff, Scuba Club, AFC. Ski Club, Soccer. Ghetto. A virtual storehouse of activity lies dormant through the night, zzzzzzzzz. The VMI bugle calls rip out their message in the crisp morning air and " Ole Joe " hops out of bed, calls the world to attention, and prepares to face a new day with the optimism of a man without a worry in the world. Joe emerged from the rat-line with a good academic average, excellent attitude, and a great first-ranking corporal position in F Com- pany. He worked diligently his third class year. Books, women, and good friendships were his major interests, although not necessarily in that order. " Jo-|o " moved into his Second Class year, with the same admirable qualities accompanied by a first ranking sergeant ' s posi- tion. This was the man ' s year — skiing on the slopes of Virginia, a brief reacquaintance with a friend from Sem and an unending chain of trials and tribulations with his dyke. " Boomie. " Our man continued to march and parade through Finals as F Company Commander. Never looking over his shoulder, Joe stormed summer camp and came out number one again. JOSEPH EDGAR JENKINS, III Fort Bragg. North Carolina ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSON, HI Columbia. South Carolina Albert Sidney Johnson, III " Al " " A ' bet " Civil Engineering, Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., ASCI-:. Ring Figure Magazine. Religious Council, Ghetto, RDC, Cheerleader, Hop Floor Com- mittee, Inlramurals Supervisor. Fire Fighter. Al was always destined for the Ghetto; it merely look a period of apprenticeship to find the true " grub " within. Fortunately, the time spent with the F Troop corner clowns and the idiots of 331 battle-hardened Al so thai he was able quickly to assume all the rights and privileges of the true Ghetto veteran. Al is attending VMI under the CE Dept ' s noted 4 1 : year plan. To his credit, he resisted all temptation to become an LA (chiefly be- cause he couldn ' t spell History on the drop-add form]. There is even an " eager " employer wait- ing for Al next December — the U. S. Army. But Al ' s friendship was the best part of these years. He ' d take the time to talk about troubles, plans, BS about girls, or just gripe about VMI. If you must take a measure of Al Johnson, do so by the warm smile with which everyone greets him. He ' s a truly remarkable guy — and it ' s been our privilege to know him. George Anthony Jones, Jr. " George " Historv. Armor. Pvt., Sgt., Dean ' s List, Tanker Platoon, ' IRC. French Club. VRC. English- Speaking Union, Civil War Roundtable. Big George is an officer and a gentleman. " Stonewall and I rode together, " he will tell you. and truly, the Class of ' 70 must believe him. Every semester the " Gretna Flash " has taken his four Dean ' s List days and ridden up and down the valley cursing " 30 lashes to the yankee invaders! " George will leave knowing full well that the enemy has been whipped. A varied career is waiting for George when he makes the break. Law school, the Army, a trip to wonderful Detroit during the Greek holidays, and an Olympics with the " oak " seem to be the only certainties. To be sure, though, as George takes that first sojourn down the Old Plank Road, success will follow him. He has earned it. " Strike the tent! " GEORGE ANTHONY JONES, JR. Gretna. Virginia RANDOLPH BRYAN JONES Chatham. Mew |ersey Randolph Bryan Jones " Randy " History. Artillery. Pvt.. Rugby. Rat Track. Rat Basketball, Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List. French Club. Bridge Club. Posit Committee, BOMB Staff-Circulation Editor. Class Social Committee-Chairman. Ski Club. Ring Figure Committee-Co-Chairman. Hop Floor Committee. Student Union, Class Finance Committee, Spirit Committee. " And then along came Jones . . . " Randy chose VMI for some ungodly reason for his four-year vacation in the realm of education. Although he found the Institute somewhat to his dislike, he made life here as easy as possible: he was called the civilian at VMI. Even in his rat year. Randy was having dates when no one else in the class would dare. This held true throughout his cadetship. and it may be said of Randy thai he has had more different dates than anj else in the Corps. Randy was a true parly man There wasn ' t a Pine Room or Zollman ' s Parly that he missed. Give him a girl, a bottle (or a trash can), a party (quiet or wild), or a swim- ming hole and he was happy. No one could find a friend who would do the impossible for you the wa Rand j seemed to a true Brother Rat. TAPPEY HUGHES JONES Virginia Beach, Virginia Tappey Hughes Jones " Skizz " " Daffy " Chemistry, Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Cross Country. Rat Indoor Outdoor Track, Varsity Indoor Outdoor Track, Distinguished Academic Stu- dent, Dean ' s List, ACS, Sounding Brass— Edi- tor, Publications Board. Whether it be in athletics, academics, or social life, Tappey has steadily risen from early oblivion to present glory. More than one of us has ogled in admiration and envy as he escorted his date into [. M. Hall on a Sunday- Morning. But despite all his successes, Tappey has maintained an integrity and close identifica- tion with his friends. We who know him best, have found an intense personality and a true friend. WAYLAND DIEHL JONES Clayton, North Carolina Wayland Diehl Jones " Diehl " History, Armor, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List. BOMB Staff, CADET Staff. Wesley Foundation, Hop Floor Committee, Fire Fighters, Scouters Club, YRC, Tanker Platoon. Library Assistant. Class Study Committee, Tweet. In our four year VMI gauntlet, few cadets have breezed through so calmly or gathered as many plus factors as Diehl. Every morning you could count on seeing one smiling face amid 1100 glum ones. His academic accelera- tion this past year propelled the entire First Battalion staff into straight Dean ' s List; his proficiency as the Battalion ' s supply officer and cadet-in-general seemed, at times, hardly compatible to the warmth of concern, consid- eration, and savoir-faire Diehl displayed as a Brother Rat. If this past year has seen a new image for the Cadet " Ranker. " then this is just what he symbolizes. Somehow, through some secret knack he has synthesized the var- ious epithets — responsibility, dependability, individuality, and friendship — into a true meaning of the proberbial " Brother Rat. " Whatever Diehl tackles beyond VMI will undoubtedly be done with the same flair that has distinguished him so well in the past. JOHN RICHARD JORDAN Virginia Beach, Virginia John Richard Jordan " Igor " " Blowfish " " Monkey Man " Civil Engineering, Artillery, Cpl, Pvt.. Rat Wrestling. Intramurals, Distinguished Military Student. ASCE-Executive Board. Fire Fighters. Intramural Official, Artillery FTX Committee. Dean ' s List. The sole survivor of those " 490 " rats. " Mon- key Man " somehow managed to persevere four long character-building years (and two brief summer visits) at VMI, despite the CE Department. His third class year, he made a go of the ranker world. However, one year of that showed him that he didn ' t belong in that group, as he was a Brother Rat first, a CE sec- ond, and a ranker last. In addition, he became known as the foremost authority on after-taps zoo calls with the names " Igor " and " Monkey Man " arising from his unique ability. Many a night the O. C. searched fruitlessly for the source of the zoo ' s famed " Monkey Mating Call. " He survived the " Tempest, " grew out of " Much Ado About Nothing, " and laid aside a pleasent memory of " A Midsummer Night ' s Dream. " In conclusion, he leaves the Institute a much older and wiser man which proves " All ' s Well That End ' s Well. " DAVID RICHARD KELLER Camp Hill. Pennsylvania David Richard Keller " Fat Rat " History. Infantry. Pvt., Rat Tennis, Varsity Tennis. ' FIP, PSS, Member of Snake Pit. ; " Damn, Rat. do you plan to roll through the lext four years? " With that statement started a kaleidoscopic career of self-deflation on a Freudian scale. j While engaged in the battle of the bulge, " Fat Rat " endeavored to lose weight by work- «ng up a sweat in " the Snake Pit " and " Hell ' s Half Acre " with the other health-nuts in the Northside Gang. 1 During his third class year, Fat Rat took part in the Zoo Grunderball Tournament in which he and " Ace " proceeded to crush i ' Squat " and " Iceman. " Having become the first champions in Grunderball history, they retired in regal splendor, | Never one to go half-way however, Dave also became a star intramural football player, averaging five touchdown passes per game. Also, using his high school experience, he became feared over the entire length of the basketball courts in Cocke Hall. Those of us who roomed with him can give ia 11 comers an apt description of what it ' s like to live through a nightly sonic boom. Dave, you ' ll have to marry a deaf-mute. JOHN HUNTER KERN Alexandria, Virginia John Hunter Kern " Jack " English. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Guidon, Rat Cross Country. Rat Wrestling, Rat Track. Varsity Wrestling, Distinguished Military Student, BOMB Staff— Chief Photographer, No. One Club. Scouters Club. Food Committee. YRC, CADET Staff— Chief Photographer. VMI is no longer merely a name to me. I have spent my best and my worst times here, which have brought me to both love and hate the Institute. I have watched blind and sense- less officers unknowingly try to ruin the Insti- tute, watching with the helpless rage that only a cadet can feel. VMI must change, but with no loss of tradition or of its goals. I have learned and have had demonstrated to me that there can be no substitute for honor and personal integrity. There is no excuse for dis- honor and corruption. The VMI that I know and have tried to live is good, and I am proud to say, " I am a VMI graduate — a VMI man. " GREGORY SCOTT K1NSEY Salem. Virginia Gregory Scott Kinsey " Scott " English, Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Swimming. French Club-Vice-President. Cheerleader. Ski Club, Scuba Club, Hop Floor Committee. Alvin-Dennis Representative. Class Party Committee, 4-F Club. Scott Kinsey is not a man to stand back in the crowd; you can always find him in the front— right next to the bandstand. From the class party committee, to cheerleading. to fre- quenting local girls ' schools. Scooter was never one to merely take things as they come. His quick wit and smile, in combination with his outstanding military appearance and bear- ing, earned for him the distinct privilege of being one of A Company ' s finest " fellers " and worst soldiers. Even Scott ' s impressive list of extracurricu- lar activities belie what he was really up to for four years at the Institute. From selling clothes and insurance to a variety of necessar- ily less conspicious commodities, he always seemed to smell out a way to make a quick buck and an even quicker way to spend it. Donald Bruce Kirchner " Broadway " " Cousin Brucie " English, Armor, Cpl., Pvt., Lt., Dean ' s List. Civil War Roundtable. English Society, BOMB Staff, Fire Fighters, Commanders, Concert Band-Vice President, Brass Choir, Distin- guished Academic Student. Bruce wanted to be a Biology major, but he let Col. Dillard talk him into switching to En- glish — " a man ' s curriculum " — because it would make it easier to get into Med. school. Col. Dillard also told Bruce that the class leader would come from his section. He took this to heart, moving from last ranking corporal to last ranking lieutenant. Although academic pursuits consume the major portion of his time, " Broadway " always stops to help a BR who wants some hand writ- ing analyzsed. or who wants to know how to impress a girl. Following a Beaver Falls tradi- tion, Bruce is one of Band Co. ' s finest athletes. He is captain of the Band Basketball team, and starting catcher for the world famous Band Sultans. As lead singer and hot trombonist for the " Rambling Keydets. " Bruce has long emulated Clarence " Frogman " Williams and gets a lot of pleasure playing with the band. He is never satisfied to be 2, and, with his penchant for learning, is bound to do well. DONALD BRUCE KIRCHNER Beaver Falls. Pennsvlvania Alfred Evans Kirk " Al " Biologv. Pvt.. Rat Track, Varsitv Track, VAS, VRC. Al . . . good old Wishy-Washy— " you know when I came to VMI three things happened to me — I dropped a girl I dated for 2 V: years, my 9 year old dog died, and my father sold my car. " Since then Al has never really recovered from the shock of his Rat year. " Hey, quick, tell me something about this Jamestown. " Mr. Patter- son ' s tree and spring vacation resulted in one broken arm, 5 broken ribs, and a sprained ankle . . . weird Rich ' s perpetual hay setting machine, the never, never ending Battle of Bouie ' s Creek . . . having full class privileges and failing to take a weekend . . . " Dissected that cat yet, Al? " ... a man who hates teachers can ' t be all bad . . . KA — word of nonor . . . Koko . . . Summer at the beach as a lifeguard . . . The one thing Al can ' t say is that nothing ever happened to him, as he found out that being a doctor was not the way of life for him. but maybe he had better get back to the compara- tive lab. Richard Holmes Knight, Jr. " Dick- English. Armor, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Indoor Outdoor Track, Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List. English-Speaking LInion, English Society, Ring Figure Magazine-Business Man- ager, CADET-Advertising Manager-Circulation Manager, YRC-President, YAF — 10th District Director. Descending from a long line of West Pointers and Annapolis midshipmen. Dick decided to go to VMI at an early age. Believing that VMI is the best military school in the Confederate States of America and the world, he has never regretted the decision. Immersing himself in academics and extra- curricular activities, the battalion " oak " soon began to spend much of his time on his first love — politics. A charter member. Dick helped to build the Young Republicans into VMI ' s most active and largest organization, and was unanimously elected to its presidency his First Class year. Never one to be a dull boy, Dick kept the road to Sweet Briar and Vanderbilt sizzling. It wasn ' t that he had two ladies in waiting, but more because Linda kept transferring schools. After graduation, a stint in the Army and law school await Dick. Somewhere in-between he would like to settle down in Richmond so that he and Linda can beat " Durv " and Barbara at bridge every Saturday night. ALFRED EVANS KIRK Gloucester. Virginia RICHARD HOLMES KNIGHT, JR. Virginia Beach. Virginia PETER IRVING CHANN1NG KNOWLES II Richmond, Virginia JERRY GALE KUEHN Falls Church. Virginia , • v— GLENN JOSEPH KUNTZ Cranford, New Jersey Peter Irving Channing Knowles " Fidget " Civil Engineering, Artillery, Cpl„ Pvt., Ral Wrestling. Varsitv Wrestling, Distinguished Military Student. ASCE. BOMB Staff, CADET Staff, Dean ' s List Cadet Union, Hot Wheels As- sociation-Vice President. Always moving, always smiling, and always with a question — that ' s Fidget. Peter will for- ever be remembered as an individual who preferred Brantley and the beach to VMI. and someone who would rather have a beer in his hand than a textbook. Peter, however, did not only concern himself with having good limes; he diligently applied himself to the academic and military aspects of VMI in between his weekends at Johnny ' s or in Richmond. He soared to the peak of corporal his third class year, and after such a high military post he could only move on to the exalted rank of Pri- vate 1st Class. Besides excelling in the mil- itary aspects of VMI, Peter also made his mark on the wrestling team and in the hallowed halls of N.E.B. We wish you good luck in whatever your future endeavors may be. and whatever they may be, we know that you will always have a good time. Jerry Gale Kuehn " Jerry " Biology, Infantry, Cpl.. Pvt., Rat Cross Coun- try, IRC. Bowling Team-President, Sky Diving Club, Northern Virginia Club. Jerry came to VMI with the true ambition of making the military his career. Today, four years later, this ambition has completely changed to one of " Two years and then 1 11 get the heck out. " While at VMI. Jerry has excelled in many of the finer aspects of life: Zollman ' s. summer school. Pine Room, summer school, TV room, and once again, summer school (this poor kid just loves school, or let ' s say VMI, too much). If any one year could be cherished by Jerry, it would probably be his third class year. That was the year he met Linda: as a result VMI became a little more enjoyable. The future holds the Army, marriage, and eventuallv, a well deserved civilian life. Good luck. BR! ' Glenn Joseph Kuntz " Glenn " Biology. Armor, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. XO Regimental Band. Intramurals. Distinguished Military Stu- dent, VAS, AFC. Relgious Council-Vice Presi- dent, Scouters Club. YAF, Ring Committee, Band Co. Sultans. Commanders. Tanker Pla- toon. Armor FTX Committee, Northern Virginia Club. Glenn came to VMI with visions of six chevrons and stars. Well, he finally got the six chevrons (if you count both sleeves), but the stars are still in his eyes. Glenn ' s mystique has allowed him lo amass a laundry list of love. Women weren ' t a necessity — jusl another episode in his cadetship. His assertion (hat " there are too many fish in the sea " is a linger- ing truth that many of our Brother Rals have forgotten. Being Band Company XO. Glenn has in- herited what we affectionately call the " Fink Legacy. " bul his confident, firm, and respon- sible manner has gained the respect of man) Knowing this, we can be sure that when the " Glider " soul-walks OUl the arch to collect those overdue years of partying, the world will pay off wilh a jackpol of success and happiness, Every now and then we meet thai kind of man: here he comes again and now he ' s gone. •£r RAYMOND HUNTER LANIER. JR. Richmond. Virginia Raymond Hunler Lanier, Jr. " Chips " Mathematics. Air Force. Pvt.. Lt.. Drum Majo Distinguished Aerospace Student. SPS. Frenc Club. Fe ncing Club. Fire Fighters. FIP. Tin mins Music Society. Commanders. Conce Band. YAF-Chairman. Chips was late for Cadre, and has spent mo of his time at XAII trying to catch up with wh, he missed. He seemed to be doing fairly we until his Third Class year when he got hit in th, head with a cinderblock at Southern Seminar Now he ' s trying to catch up again because, i a math major, he slept away half his life i the afternoons. Chips, alias " Mother. " has bee a good man to have around. He seems to hav an uncanny ability to concern himself with th welfare of the Western world. With a 99 scor in " Xurturance " on a psychology test, one ca ' see why he has been called the " Regiment; ' Housemother. " Chips has been a tank salvage man for thl Army, a member of Richmond ' s world famou rescue squad, and a store policeman, as weii as being Santa Claus over Christmas. He haS had his hands full his senior year at VMI as thl Regimental Drum Major, and has done an ach mirable job. CARYLE MARTIN LASH Alexandria. Virginia Carlyle Martin Lash " Chad " " Whip " History. Armor. Pvt.. Newman Club-Tre j surer. Intramurals. Rifle Team. Glee ChiY, Highlanders. Tanker Platoon. ESU Ballad Pre ' , sentation. Commanders. Ghetto. Hop Weeken : Staff Study. High Priest of Apollo (1). Can a man be described as an out-stretche ' hand or an outlet for pent-up emotions? Cha- is an artist, one who feels life to its depths an searches the dark corners in which peopl, unconsciously hide from themselves. To watcj him sing " Jet Plane " and see the traces of tear! down his strained face might better show hi; sensitivity to the emotions of others. He posj sesses a strength which draws out the trui, character of an individual no matter hov ; cloaked in false images the person may be{ With the right breaks. Chad is headed for th ' , spotlights. But as VMI ' s latest Burt Bacharac!. rides away on his " hog " , the best wishes of aK his Brother Rats and admirers will go with him, ' " I am a part of all that I have met: Yet experience is an arch where through gleam, that untraveled world whose margin fadei forever and forever when I move. " Tennvson " Ulvsses ' DAVID ALLAN LAWRENCE Portsmouth. Virginia David Allan LawTence " BigAl " Civil Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.| Distinguished Aerospace Student. Dean ' s List ASCE. CADET Staff. BOMB Staff. Hop Flooii Committee- President. Cadet Union-Sociai Chairman. Ring Figure Committee-Chairman Ski Club-Secretary. Homecoming Chairman Tidewater Club. Cadet Assistant CE Dept. Cadet Librarian. AF — FTX Staff. Ghetto. A new residence, a new name, a new view or communal living. " BigAl " turned the corner a j Sallyport, stormed Old Barracks and planted his stripes solidly in the middle of the " Ghetto " Dave bridged the two sections by bringing th best of each together. The pop corn orgies, the late nights, hayroll; football, and overall leisurely life helped achieve the balance in Dave ' s decision to move into the " Ghetto " and " grub it " for a year. He is one of those responsible few who rise to leadership positions in all they undertake — j military, academics, and social. Dave ' s most remarkable feat has been hisl ability to organize over 15 dances and never | have a single date for one of them (well, you i can ' t be a leader in every field. Big Al|. Try as; we might, the " Ghetto " just can ' t corrupt Dave, but we wouldn ' t want it anv other way. Albert Hartley Leu, Jr. " Torch " History. Infantry, Cpl.. Pvt., Sgt., Rat Wres- tling. Varsitv Wrestling. Distinguished Military Student. CADET Staff-Feature Editor-Consult- ing Editor. AFC. Ring Figure Magazine Staff, Four Year Army ROTC Scholarship. Who would have thought that the kid from Quakertown would win out over all those " red-necks and grits? " His rat year was un- eventful until his talent with lighter fluid and matches earned him the name " Torch " and the penally 10-3-15. Academics were never a prob- lem to Al. He had " sophomore slump " as a third. " Ring Figure Daze " as a second, and now he ' s got " Senioritis. " but Al has accomplished a lot at VMI. He got his miniature back — after six months — and he ' s got one of barracks ' largest comic book collections. Thanks to his Army scholarship. Al has been an MS major for four years, and he ' s one of the few men in the class still looking forward to being in the Army. He ' s always played the game, figuring. " If you ' ve paid your money, you migbt as well go along for the ride. " When he gets out. Al will probably go on ac- complishing things in the same quiet, un- spectacular way he has at VMI. What more can vou ask? ALBERT HARTLEY LEU, JR. Quakertown, New Jersey Thomas Joseph Love, Jr. " Tom " Chemistry, Infantry, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Wres- tling. Varsity Wrestling. Intramurals. Gym- nastics. Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List. Wesley Foundation. ACS-Sec.-Treas.. President, Rangers. Fire Fighters. AFC. YRC. YAF, Civil War Roundtable, Astronomy Club. Few people come to VMI who innately have the desire for such strict adherence to the system. Tom has been rewarded for this in many ways — military, academic, and extra- curricular. One of the highlights of his academic career was his famous " flying eraser " experiment in which the tensile strength of glass was mea- sured. This won for him the honor of being one of the few chemistry majors to be restricted from Maury-Brooke Hall for a semester. In sports. Tom had a unique interest in foot- ball, especially the length of the players ' hair. In fact, we might say there was only one aspect of his cadetship in which Tom was slow developing — his Southern love life. The scene looked bleak until his first class year. We will remember Tom as one who upheld the highest traditions and standards of the Corps. He is one of the products of VMI who has really had his character built and we are proud to have a character like Tom for our Brother Rat. John Frederick Ludt, IV " Stumpy " Biology. Artillery, Pvt., Lt., Rat Football. Rat Track. Varsity Football. Intramural Volleyball. Library Assistant. B Company Representative. After one year ' s membership at the Military Country Club of Virginia — the Staunton branch — the " Carlisle Indian " decided to slow | down his social pace by enrolling at VMI. al- though he never expected it to come to a halt. His hair, his girl, and his identity were left behind, but under his arm he carried a football, and with him came the determination to do well in all endeavors. His sophomore year John won a starting position on that tremendous team that upended Tech on Thanksgiving Day, 1967. Dividing his time between football and academics, he met the demanding Biology sche- dule with success. After " grubbing " it as a " plain sleevesman " for three years, he finally became a " Stripester " when he was promoted ' to the last ranking lieutenant in the Corps. It ' s amazing that " Stumpy " has made it this far (since he takes shorter steps than anyone here) and is constantly trying to find a pair of pants short enough for him. THOMAS JOSEPH LOVE, Jr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania JOHN FREDERICK LUDT, IV Carlisle. Pennsylvania JEFFREY ALLYN LYON Portsmouth. Virginia JACK ROY MACE, JR. Chamblee, Georgia BURT CAMERON MacKENZIE, III Singers Glen. Virginia Jeffrey Allyn Lyon " Jeff " Chemistry. Artillery 3ackClub. ' Cpl.. Pvt. ACS, 1 Came Jeff and the ' good life ' have always gone hand in hand. Even when the Chemistry Department work load was piled at maximum height. Jeff somehow found the resourcefulness to keep a sense of jocularity. Maybe the source of his joy has been all that good female stuff he ' s kept changing from time to time — and every one was a great romance. A term with rank his third class year convinced Jeff that it wasn ' t his thing, but he ' s always been anxious to take on the responsibility gratefully given him. This past year has found Jeffrey a daredevil skier as well as the C.I. ' s friendliest tavern keeper. Whatever his future, it ' s bound to be filled with warmth, laughter, and all kinds of crazy femmes — it just kind of makes us wish we could all be there. Jack Roy Mace, Jr. " Jack " Biologv, Artillery. Pvt.. Lt.. Commanders, Band Sultans. RDC. ' Here comes Jackson — the horniest man in the band. Our hero entered barracks with lieuten- ant stripes on his mind. His rat year was highlighted by swimming lessons courtesy of P-M and a pocketfull of academic honors that got him into summer school. He hit full stride his third class year with the inimitable Opening ' s passout, acquisi- tion of one, cold-storage DD, and grunderball with Fat Rat and Squat. As a second, the DD was repalced by the AA. and Chicken Hawk joined the nest. With firm resolve the pool cue was traded for books, and the rise of jack Roy. |r., was insured. His first class year Peyton cut the Gordian knot and replaced it with a brass ring and a leash, and our perennial private became a lieutenant. But our hero is no easy rider; upon graduation lingers the hope of med school and the tie that binds. Somehow he ' ll make it — then, of course, he always did. Burt Cameron MacKenzie, HI " Burt " Civil Engineering. Artillery, Pvt.. Rat Track, ASCE. Beefo, Cadet Battery. ' Whether you call him Burt. Mac. or hey you!— everyone who has had the good furtune to know Burt MacKenzie has found him easy to like. A typical view of Burt would be one of him shuffling down the stoop at an easy gait, with his hat pushed comfortably to the back of his head, revealing, to the dismay of some parties in high places, a rather thick example of a flattop haircut. That weapon in his hand is most likely a slide-rule, without which Burt would be lost. The rather insincere attempt to adapt to the military in no way reflects the sincerity that Burl employs with others. This quality of Burt ' s nature, which allows him to be generally interested in people, is returned. So Burt shall leave VMI a Brother Rat and a memory, and we must leave him with our desire that he be granted an abundance of happiness and suc- cess for the future. JAMES RUSSELL MARSHALL Louisa. Viginia THOMAS COLLINGS MASSEY Norfolk, Virginia JAMES OSCAR MAWYER Richmond, Virginia James Russell Marshall " Russ " Civil Engineering, Air Force. Cpl.. Sgl.. Pvt., Rat Swimming. ASCE. Museum Assistant, Fire Fighters, Rat Tutor. As Russ climbed the hill of Science that first time in September, he didn ' t know exactly into what he was getting, but then you wonder if anybody realy does. He adjusted to the mil- itary life and had few problems, or so it seemed. Somewhere along the way he discovered that academics do indeed play a part in the system. After four years and three summer school sessions the end is finally in sight for him. It has taken a while for the potential in Russ to come out. but the Louisa County native has seen the light. In spite of keeping tabs on his father ' s egg prices for four years, he has be- come a budding engineer. The Air Force stands ahead of him, and then a career in engineering. We know we ' ll see him back at VM1. Good luck, Russ. Thomas Collings Massey English, AIP, English Society. CADET Staff. Tidewater Club, Soccer Club. Tom is one of the very few members of the Corps to make it through VMI successfully, unscathed and unchanged. He has never been overly concerned with the " bones " and there- fore, went about his way, regardless of the Institute, serving only a few weeks confinement his Rat year. Grades disturbed him so much that he spent most of his evening watching TV and shooting pool. Even so. he is now cruising easily toward graduation. Tom ' s interest has not been monopolized by one single girl, so he has not had the usual problems associated with cadets and girls. When he needs or wants female companionship, he gets it. Most of all. Tom hasn ' t lost his open-minded- ness and liberal views in this highly conserva- tive atmosphere. He readily recognizes both sides of problems that arise, and therefore, has been able to remain friendly with either side of opposing groups. Tom ' s future is un- certain at the moment, but once he decides what facet of life he wishes to conquer, there is nothing which can keep him from his goal. James Oscar Mawyer " Jimbo " " Doc " Civil Engineering. Armor. Cpl.. Pvt.. Sgt.. Distinguished Military Student. ASCE. Red- skins Fan. YRC. AFC. Tanker Platoon. " Jim " has to be synonymous with " persis- tence. " Being a diehard " Skins " and VMI foot- ball fan. he has been disappointed often. Catching great deals from the CE Department by way of Fly Face and HoHo. he has. at a cost of four years of summer school, still man- aged to survive. Times have changed for the better. The " Skins " are winning, graduation approaches, and with that, goodbye to VMI. ]im has made his mark: being a ranker without really trying, DMS at summer camp, and find- ing places to sit in the mess hall for B Com- pany ' s tableless. With his quiet determination, good humor, and personalitv. [im is sure to go far. Steven James McAuliffe " Half-Can " English. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt, Pvt., Rat Cross Country. Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List. CADET Staff. English Society, Tim- mins Music Society, AFC, IRC, Malcontent Club-Vice President. In view of his record setting number of so- journs to the RDC and his boarding in the fourth stoop Pig-pen. who could have suspected that this pudgy Mass. malcontent would be a cadet Sgt. and Army scholarship cadet by his 2nd class year, a delegate to West Point, and an Honors Student by his 1st class year? Part- time hippie and English major par excellence, Steve dedicated his later years to mastering the subtle arts of pseudo-intellectualism so necessary to his avocation of barracks lawyer and his tireless efforts to circumvent and un- dermine the discipline of the VMI System. Falling prey, temporarily, to the seductions of rank, Steve has chosen to reaffirm the high standards of non-conformity set his rat year by ending his military career as a private. A par- ticipant of both the ill-fated Alger Rapid Tran- sit Service to DC and the ' 68 REL Hotel mass- acre. Steve ' s trademarks include: the 15 page overnight term paper, a slightly sarcastic sense of humor, and " subersive " glasses. His future: CHRISTA (at last!). Steve is an individual and will go all the way — his own way. Robert Leonard McClure " Leonard " " Lenny " " Leo " English. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., Honor Court- Prosecutor, Dean ' s List, Class Finance Com- mittee-Co-Chairman, Hop Floor Committee, PIC, Cadet Battery. Gymnastics Club, YRC, Ghetto. Let a man create a poem of life That whispers sturdy themes of quality and exposes, line by line, without fanfare, and humble individuality. Let him establish in his consciousness a temple to the sanctity of self and truth. There, in that precious place, he may design a soul that ' s sensitive, and grows with all the tricks and sins of youth, the books and pens, and friends that go, and lead astray. Life fills up. The ledger ' s steady columns will be, at least, ac- counted. Let the total read poem, poem, poem, and let the people read. Leonard ' s four years of searching soul and library have paid off. Most students " find " themselves. Leonard is finishing his own crea- tion, and his care-free cronies are discovering that the boy who frequently led the proceed- ings at various college capers has another way to show them. Those that understand now that an excellent example may be set very quietly will benefit by reassessing their friendships with Leonard. John Claybome McLemore " Smack " English. Armor. Cpl.. Staff Sgt.. Rat Rifle. Varsity Rifle. Distinguished Military Student, English-Speaking Union. CADET-Feature Editor-Managing Editor, Ring Figure Magazine- Copy Editor, Handbook for Entering Cadets-Co Editor, Religious Council, Publications Board- Chairman, Fire Fighters. Clark King Commit- tee-Editor 1969 ROTC Review. Newspaperman, ranker, marksman, athlete, bon Vivanl — what more can be said about John? Try Smack Rat. But anyway, throughout his cadetship John has been applying his tal- ents toward his chosen goal — graduation. Orig- inally an English major, he has since switched to the study of Bones and Teeth. A man of definite, if limited, views, he knows exactly what he wants: to be the first Brother Rat of 1970 to make a million dollars. How is he going to do it? — anyway he can. Though most of his plans after the Green Machine are up in the air. he has already opted for the aisle, and then to work protecting man- agement. Workers of the world — beware! STEVEN JAMES McAULIFFE Ashland. Massachusetts ROBERT LEONARD McCLURE Richmond, Virginia JOHN CLAYBORNE McLEMORE Nashville, Tennessee Donald Edward McQueen " Don " Economics, Armor. Pvl.. Ral Wrestling, New- man Club, AFC, YRC, Deep South Club, Civil War Roundtable, 3M Corporation. Intramural official. " Land of the free and home of the Braves. " That ' s where Don ' s from. Don came to VMI with the intention of becoming the Renaissance man. VMI offered both academics and the splendor of the military life. However, these goals soon became secondary. Happiness is going through the rigors of VMI with vour girl just down the block. We will always remember Don for his self-imposed sleep labs, sexy cal- endars of events, letter-writing, laugh, smile, and his tolerance for the Department of Eco- nomics. But most of all. we will remember him for his unselfishness toward his Brother Rats. Don. may the future hold nothing but happiness for vou. DONALD EDWARD McQUEEN Atlanta, Georgia Charles E. Davidson Meybin " M " Economics, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Soccer. Rat Baseball, Rat Track, Varsitv Soccer— Co-Cap- tain, Bridge Club, Ski Club, Pittsburgh Club, YRC. 3M Corp. Throughout his four years at the Institute, Charlie has looked for a quick and easv way through the VMI system. He never knowingly found the short cut that so many before him tried to find, but in his search he gained a thorough knowledge of economics, a first string position and later the title of co-captain of the soccer team, and a wealth of friendships. All those who have ever come in contact with Charlie, however, realize that he has gained that Golden Passage through VMI with his ability to live life to the fullest, enjoying every moment of it. and making the most of a situation. We all know that these three attributes will make him a success no matter where he goes. Good luck in everything. CHARLES E. DAVIDSON MEYBIN Sewickley, Pennsvlvania David Lewis Miller " Eddie " " Haskell " Economics, Air Force, Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, Honor Court. Finance Com- mittee-Chairman, BOMB Staff-Advertising Manager. CADET Staff, Hop Floor Commit- tee, Library Assistant. After sliding through the first three years relatively unheralded, Dave blossomed and our first class year he became famous — not only did he make the Honor Court and Who ' s Who in American Colleges and Universities, but he won the nickname of that T.V. menace of the Leave It to Beaver show: the polite, consi- derate, backstabbing Eddie Haskell. You would think Dave was on the football team, for he made all of the good trips, yet he never donned a uniform. While acting as " press agent " and carrying pen and paper for the CADET, he still managed to enjoy life to the fullest. Even with a steel mill, coal-cracking background, he has aspirations of making ii through graduate school and obtaining a taste of real college life. DAVID LEWIS MILLER Bethel Park, Pennsvlvania WILLIAM LEE MOON Roanoke. Virginia William Lee Moon " Lee " History. Artillery. Pvt.. Rat Football. Varsity Football. Monogram Club. Ghetto Basketball. Lee Moon spent his first day at VMI sitting on the second stoop rail thinking how lucky the Institute was to have him. and wondering how much of a damper the short hair would put on his love life. N ' umerous classic events highlighted Lee ' s cadetship. One of his most memorable was his 40-yard snap from center in the 1967 W M game (a Southern Conference record]. An- other was his world ' s record drive from Roan- oke to Lexington and back to Roanoke. 104 miles in 57 minutes. Il would be impossible to tag a nickname to Lee because no one word could describe him. Some of the many that would come close are: " Rubber Man. " " 0.|. " (for his speed and fool- ball dominance]. " Ham-bone. " " Christmas Carol. " and " WORM " | Vorm is the reference to the one person that has humbled the gianl|. Lee spent his junior year equally divided be- tween his hay, the PX, and the phone booth. Everyone was happy: Carol was happy. AT T was happy, and so was Red Turner. Robert Ear l Moore, Jr. " Bob " Chemistry. Artillery. Cpl., Pvt., Fencing Club, Distinguished Academic Student, Dean ' s List, ACS. Religious Council-Treasurer. Lutheran Club. For one who was the least expected to ever attend a military school. Bob has come a long way. From the beginning of his Rat year, he began to show the diligence of a dedicated scholar. Through hard work he has become one of the top men in his curriculum, and will certainly do well in his future years of study. Aside from this, however. Bob has had quite an attraction for members of the oppos- ite sex. Being probably the only cadet to " shoot. down " a girl before Christmas of his Rat year. Bob has had numerous other asso- ciations in search of the " perfect girl. " It is not certain what the future holds for Bob. but one can rest assured that it will be quite interesting for one who has had VMI as a past experience. ROBERT EARL MOORE, JR. Portsmouth. Virginia THOMAS FAIRFAX MOREHOUSE, III Fairfax. Virginia Thomas Fairfax Morehouse, III " Tom " Economics. Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Wrestling. Var- sity Wrestling. BOMB Staff-Layout Editor, Lutheran Club. Ring Figure Committee. Ama- teur Radio Club-Sec.-Treas. -President. Fairfax County ' s answer to Cousin Brucie came to VMI with dreams of diodes, tubes, and resistors. Electricial Engineering was all well and good, but who said anything about calculus? This first shoot down was followed, a year later, by a farewell to the Air Force. Things weren ' t so bad. Tom still had his radio. Each night W4COP went on the air to communicate with the outside world. Many a night, room 416 in NEB was filled with anx- ious cadets. Long distance phone calls are expensive, but a phone patch is free. Well, it was academic pursuit, and you meet the ni- cest people on a radio. Tom owes his bride-to-be to short wave, long wind, and the FCC. and her father to that other military school. Tom has decided to break with the Class of ' 70 ' s C Company tradi- tion and wait until after he graduates to get married. Whenever that happens we wish him the best of everything. ■vl Benjamin Franklin Morris, Jr. " Ben " Civil Engineering, Infantry, Pvt., Rat Swim- ming. Gymnastics, ASCE. Color Guard, Tide- water Club. PMOC. What sort of man reads the Bluebook? One like our own Playboy Man on Campus. He ' s a man involved in the pleasure of living and process of learning. Ben managed to run the gamut of the VMI good deals. His ranker ambitions were sacrificed for greater aesthetic goals and his fondness for the Institute is wit- nessed in his summer pilgrimage back to the site of his first love. The term " co-matriculant " applies by chance but the term " Brother Rat " applies by choice. Ben ' s outgoing, warm personality makes him the best of Brother Rats and none will forget him and his many sincere acts of friendship. Life during his cadetship found a new meaning when he discovered Valerie. She is now destined to add her beauty and charm to make Ben ' s college adventure complete. No one can deny that Ben ' s inner drive will pro- pel him through life, with a great deal of fun along the wav. Paul George Munch " Paul- Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl., Pvt., Distin- guished Military Student. Dean ' s List, ASCE, Newman Club. Judo. Tanker Platoon. 3M Corporation. Cadet Waiter. RDC. An enigma-how can anyone goof off as much as he does and still make Dean ' s List? That is the appearance that Paul presents. One can be easily fooled by this Army Brat, for there is hardly a more conscientious C.E. at VMI. His first two years of study got him the ROTC Scholarship, and also four years in the Corps of Engineers. His last two years of work brought him that prized parchment. Everyone will remember Paul, not because he was the mouth that roared, or for his mem- bership on the RDC, but because he was al- ways ready to help you when all was lost. This zany character would bounce before you and bring you out of your doldrums, or if the books had shelved you. Paul would do his best to get you back on the way. All of us will remember Paul " Munch-a- Bunch " Munch. William Walter Murchison " Bill- Civil Engineering. Infantry, Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. Dis- tinguished Military Student. ASCE. Westmin- ister Fellowship. Rangers. Fire Fighters. Scuba Club. Total involvement and dedication are the by-words for Billy. Having come to the VMI with a purpose, he chose one of the hardest routes to graduation possible — studying civil engineering, being a ranker, and rooming with Neil Steverson and Gray Chandler for two years. Bill ' s involvement in academics stems all the way from helping with the ASCE to caring for the famous fluids lab where he is usually found. With Bill, the curriculum was a way of life that stretched from basic studies to com- puter hobbies which left little time for social life. With an extra stripe and the extra week- ends. Bill tried to settle the social score while still remaining that " Ranger CE. " Armed with that B.S. in civil engineering and his dedica- tion, the future holds unlimited opportunities for Bill, no matter which way of life he se- lects — civilian or military. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MORRIS, JR Norfolk. Virginia J WILLIAM WALTER MURCHISON Laurel, Maryland " -jT- CYRIL EDWARD NEILEV, JR. Alexandria. Virginia JAMES LEE NELSON, JR. Norfolk, Virginia KERRY RAND NEWBERRY Clintvvood. Virginia Cryil Edward Neiley, Jr. " Sugarbear " Modern Languages. Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Base- ball. Dean ' s List. French Club. IRC. To a grade-schooler the thought provoked by the name " Sugarbear " would be that of one half hour ' s joy watching a cartoon character on a Saturday morning and. for many members of the VMI Corps, there comes to mind an equally comic figure. Ed Neiley has answered to this alias ever since his Rat year, which seems to be a good indication of his temperament and like- ability. If one desired to find Sugarbear. he should consider, as probable objectives for his search, either the mess hall, the language lab. or the handball courts (where Sugarbear would be working off the effects of the first place men- tioned). Sugarbear ' s nature is such that when it is time to study he can dig in, but when it is time to goof off there are few in the class who can top him. This is quite an accomplishment, considering our Brother Rats. Everyone who is fortunate enough to be able to call Ed. Sugarbear. has indeed profited from this friendship. We wish him all the happiness and success that he deserves. James Lee Nelson, Jr. " Jim " " Rocky " History, Infantry. Pvt.. Dean ' s List, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Aquatics Club, Secretary. Cadet Receptionist, Military-Industrial Com- plex Symposium-Program committee. Tide- water Club. Class of ' 70 Insurance committee. |im ' s cadetship got off to a somewhat dubious start when fate placed him under the tutelage of Larry Rutherford and Colin Campbell, Inc.. but such an all-encompassing indoctrination to the VMI system was to prove invaluable in the years to come. The next two years were spent by )im in an all-out assault on Scott Shipp Hall: and with the help of such literary master- pieces as " Gone with the Train " he managed to reach the Dean ' s List. During the summer and on many weekends. Jim migrates to the mountains of Madison County for a wide range of jobs and activities which have been faithfully incorporated into the legend of " The Rock " . Despite this mis- nomer, Jim has enjoyed the status and priv- ileges of a 1st Class private. Following graduation Jim hopes to try a year of teaching before the Army claims him. and after that, perhaps, law school or business. Kerry Rand Newberry " Ding " " Dink " History, Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt., Cpt.. Distin- guished Military Student. Distinguished Aca- demic Student, Dean ' s List. Hop and Floor Committee. Cadet Geologv Lab Assistant, Civil War Roundtable, BOMB Staff. Kerry ' s smiling face and jovial personality are well known to all; his guffaws (showing a slight Southern drawl in themselves! echo through the 5th floor S.S. Hall on any given night. How can we ever forget the Memorial Toliet Flush our illustrious BR instigated? The one thing we all admire about Kerry is that he ' s never too busy to stop and just talk about any- thing, especially Clintwood, Virginia, and a certain girl. However, under this seemingly carefree manner lies a serious and sincere attitude toward life at the Institute, an attitude that has made him a leader. If past achievements are any criteria for future accomplishments, there can be no doubt that Kerry will make a success of life. The Class of ' 70 wishes good luck to one whom we are proud to call a Brother Rat. THOMAS ATTIEUS NORRIS, III Raleigh. North Carolina RICHARD BUTLER NOWITZKY Norfolk. Virginia DAVID DOUGLAS NUCKOLS Hopewell. Virginia Thomas Attieus Norris, III " Tom " Economics. Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Golf. Varsitv Golf. PIC. It is hard to conceive how one such as T.A. could cope with four years at VMI as well as he did. But then, for those of us who knew him well, it is no wonder at all. A true Tar Heel and goodtimer to the end. Tom ' s list of military honors and achievements could be written in invisible ink. Tom never won the Study Room Memorial Award either, but somehow, unlike many of the rest of us, he has always managed to pull through. Tom has left his mark of distinction at a great many places during the past four years; Zoll- man ' s. th e Pine Room, the Pika house. Goshen, the trailer, and green number — Somewhere down in his promised land — just to name a few. No matter where you found him. " you would not BELIEVE " his taste in women. Our Caro- lina playboy never had any trouble in that department. Women and businessmen of the world- Beware! We ' re letting him go. Richard Butler Nowitzky " Troll " " Rick " Historv, Armor, Pvt.. Rat Wrestling, Varsity Wrestling, Rugby. French Club, AFC, SYD, Cadet Union Committee. CADET Staff. BOMB Staff, Newman Club, Party Committee. Bridge Club. Ski Club. Tidewater Club-Secretary. Ghetto. The Southern Colonel invaded the hallowed halls of VMI with great expectations of chang- ing the system. However, VMI had different ideas — it was going to change him. If anyone could be compared to Rip Van Winkle, it ' s Microbe. He could sleep any time, any place, any way. But all kidding aside. Rick is one of the unknown Corps athletes who competed in the less publicized sports at VMI. From a steady performer on the Rat Wrestling Team, Rick developed his interests toward a new sport at VMI — Rugby. A starter both his second and first class years, his talents have added to the great success of VMI ' s Rugby Team. Rick ' s life, of late, has been greatly influenced by a little blond from his own stomping grounds — Tidewater. The Institute will never find a more ardent supporter of their football team, and the world never a greater guy. David Douglas Nuckols " David " Civil Engineering, Infantrv. Cpl.. Pvt., Sgt.. ASCE, BOMB Staff, Third " Class Basketball Association. Although forewarned of the perils of VMI by his brother, David still decided to report to " The West Point of the South " . Like everyone else who has matriculated at the Institut e, he discovered that college life can be very de- manding. After a very long rat year. David moved into his Third Class year and along with his two roommates, proved to the rest of his Brother Rats in New Barracks that VMI could be fun. His second class year was dedicated to getting his ring and " trying " to complete his numerous CE lab reports on time. With his First Class year came the additional respon- sibility of Delta Company Staff Sergeant. David never lost his firm belief in the VMI system throughout his four years, and for this reason, the whole Corps, as well as his Brother Rats, benefited. The Class of 1970 wishes David the best of everything. hWmttlM Dennis Michael O ' Connor " Mike " Biology. Armor, Pvt., Varsity Track Team Manager, Distinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List. Who ' s Who, VAS, Religious Coun- cil, Lutheran Club, Glee Club-Secretary-Vice President. Timmins Music Society. Tanker Platoon. Mike O ' Connor came to VMI only to find his Rat year a disillusionment. He came through the first year like many other rats. — barely. Then came the change from barely passing to Dean ' s List and finally to academic stars. As his grades soared, his military efficiency remained constant, although was little to begin with. Mike was quite interested in getting his grades to the point where Medical School would be in reach; this, in fact, became his one goal. On many weekends when others were at dances, he would be working away in the Biology building on his beloved dogfish. Mike has been known by his friends for his subtle wit and quick tongue. As the proverbial " worm " he has always been seen either behind a book or buried under his red blanket. We are sure the future will be most kind to him as he attends Medical School. He has shown us clearly that hard work does pay off. William Roberts O ' Connor " Blindman " History. Infantry. Pvt.. French Club, BOMB Staff. Party Committee, Ski Club, Ghetto. Willie can definitely be termed the " financial wizard " of the century, as everyone well knows. When it came to getting an egg and cheese and a 14c Coke. Bill would somehow come through. Bill managed to overcome VMI with a stellar performance his Rat year — the most penalty tours of the Rat class and a close second in confinement. But his third class year. Willie really had a chance to prove his military prowess in the 323 pit. Bill did not let VMI get to him in the way of academics. He can be considered the greatest rationalizer of all time when it came to a teacher ' s bluff or a scheduled test. When he wasn ' t devoting his time to his studies, he was developing his coordination and knowledge which earned him a Ph.D. in Fly Resuscitation. A noted party man. Bill and his future wife. Paula, were a familiar sight at either Zollman ' s or the Pine Room. Bill made Atlanta his second home, after he met that fabulous girl who changed him in many ways. We all wish Bill the very best in all his endeavors, for there will never be a greater guy than Willie. DENNIS MICHAEL O ' CONNOR Alexandria. Virginia WILLIAM ROBERTS O ' CONNOR Alexandria. Virginia Dennis Martin O ' Donnell " Denny " " Mad Dog " Biology, Armor, Cpl.. Sgt., Distinguished Mil- itary Student. Distinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, VAS-President, Honor Court, Judo. Manager Football Team. VRC. Northern Virginia Club. California Club. Denny is characterized by more than a fine personality and his popularity with his class- mates. He is an individual who excels in every- thing he does. Something inherent in his char- acter makes him unbeatable, and unable to quit unless the job is done, and done well. And along with all of this Denny is just a regular guy. That ' s what really makes him great. He has no need for a " gimmick " to substitute for real character. They told him in high school that he didn ' t have the capacity to do college level work, but his desire has made him a distin- guished graduate and number one in the Biol- ogy Curriculum. Now that " Den-Den " has been accepted for medical school all his energy can be aimed at that goal. o DENNIS MARTIN O ' DONNELL Alexandria. Virginia Richard Erwin Oppel " Rick " Mathematics, Arlillerv, Pvt., Rat Indoor Track. Ral Baseball, French Club. Cadet Bat- tery. Rick came to VMI with a definite altitude problem — and he ' s leaving with it. A rather lackluster cadelship was buoyed by a lasting friendship which began in his second semester at VMI. L. (., as he is sometimes called by his friends, seemed to make life bearable for Rick. As the " resident liberal " in Barracks, but per- haps more aptly called the resident cynic, Rick found little at the Institute that he liked and more than enough that he didn ' t like. This didn ' t help the ole care factor at all. Suffice it to say the " system " was not Rick ' s idea of what a " college " administration should be like. Perhaps once set free from the military en- vironment Rick can make something out of his life. RICHARD ERWIN OPPEL Newark, New Jersey ASHTON HARRISON ORMES Richmond, Virginia Ashton Harrison Ormes " Ash " History. Armor, Pvt.. Distinguished Military Student. CADET Staff, Army Scholarship Cadet, Hop Floor Committee— Sec. Publicity Man- ager, Ring Committee. Class Insurance Com- mittee, Military-Industrial Complex Sympo- sium-Publicitv Committee. IRC. Tanker Pla- toon, AFC, Civil War Roundtable. An Army brat. " Crash " Ormes never had a place to call home, that is, not until he gazed on the cheerful yellow walls of VMI. After a year of earning such a dubious title as " Double time champion of the RDC " and breaking his arm getting out of the Rat line, our hero was just about ready to hit the road again. But he stayed, designed the finest ring in Barracks, won the Room 121 Valorous Service Medal for rooming with the " Rock " for three years, and attained his long-sought goal of first-class pri- vate. His second class year, Ash became a true hedonist and spring vacation found him danc- ing wildly on the white sands of Nassau as the co-founder of the famous BEEFO Cult. Lifer Ormes went on to surprise us by making Bat- talion Commander at Summer Camp, and though he anticipates some of the joys of the Regular Army with mixed feelings, " it ' s OK because he ' s an intelligent man under whom anyone would be lucky to serve. John Lee Pappas " Friendly Bear " Civil Engineering, Infantry. Pvt., Rat Wres- tling. Judo. Distinguished Military Student, ASCE. Civil Shaft-Editor, Army FIP, Caving. AFC, Rangers, Finals Invitations Committee- Co-Chairman. Whether it be wrestling, Rangers, the com- puters, or dating, John is struggling to get ahead and enjoy life. Visits to the Liquid Lunch, the hop weekends, and being an FTX truck driver are but a few facets of his stay here. The work of being and remaining a CE. summer sessions, a ' 61 Ford, and F Troop are the other parts of his path through VMI. John is going to make it, not by smack, but by hard work, consideration, and sincerity. " Laugh if you are wise. " JOHN LEE PAPPAS Toano, Virginia Robert Harold Parent " Bob- Electrical Engineering. Artillery. Pvt.. Dean ' s List. IEEE, Religious Council. Newman Club. Catholic Choir. Cadet Battery, Glee Club, AFC. Bob came South to VMI from Massachusetts on an ROTC scholarship. While at the Insti- tute, he came to the conclusion that Army life wasn ' t for him. Being an electrical engineer, he had to put in a lol of hours at N.E.B., taking courses in Spanish and Turkish plus a nature course taught by " Gentle Ben " — nothing much was learned, though. Bob has become a con- verted Southerner during his stay at Lexington. He is an avid Southeast Conference and Skins football fan. He could be found in the TV Room on Saturday afternoons watching Ole Miss. Bama. and LSU. Next year brings a challenge to Bob. Should he go into the Army immedi- ately or try to get his masters in electrical engineering in a years ' time. Whatever he chooses to do he will become a success be- cause. Bob ' s that type of guy. ROBERT HAROLD PARENT S. Attlesboro. Massachusetts Bruce Alvord Pates, III " Artie " " Stick " " Bones " History. Armor. Pvt., Rat Cross-Country. Rat Indoor Track. Varsity Cross-Country. Varsity Indoor Track. Distinguished Military Student. Monogram Club. Class Car Committee, Who ' s Who in American Hayracks. Unlike most cadets. Artie majored in rack, track, and cars; and did very well in all of them. He was the only man in the class to spend four out of seven days in bed. In track, he proved to be an outstanding performer and a great help to his team. He didn ' t do as well in cars, but when you drive a Volkswagen you can ' t expect to be a champion. Artie was even able to do well in his minor. History. Artie will also be remembered for his fan- tastic body. As " Mister America " he filled the position well, and even when he was de- throned, he continued to use those " muscles " to his advantage. Artie is one of the guys you can ' t do with- out. He has really been a true friend and a great Brother Rat. We wish him the best of luck in the vears to come. BRUCE ALVORD PATES, III Springfield. Virginia ROBERT WILSON PATRICK Richmond, Virginia Robert Wilson Patrick " Fuzzy " " Bob " History. Artillery. Pvt.. Distinguished Military Student. Dean ' s List. Lacrosse Club-Treasurer. Military Industrial Complex Symposium- Program Chairman. Cadet Battery Co-Chair- man. Class Insurance Committee, Hot Wheels Association. Fuzzy? Gee. that ' s a strange name, how did you get it? The fact is that it doesn ' t matter where the name came from, but who it repre- sents, in this case, a man of many moods. Bob came to VMI with high ideals of being molded by the system and accepting its bene- fits, but this submissiveness soon faded. There developed a liberal attitude with an attempt to be objective about all things he encoun- tered; something not always possible in his environment. Despite fits of " uptightness " and " heavy " situations, Fuzz retained his sense of humor, an attribute which never failed him. Patrick lived in his " Four Year World " at VMI with such experiences as BMW ' s. The Wop. disbelief in an empty mailbox, Fidget. Munk, and Soda: women of various styles, Boston, and THE BUTT. Now he goes to make his own world and turn into " The Real Bob Patrick. " We ' ll see va. Bob. nj u-.yjv David Woodahl Payne " Beast " Biology. Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Wrestling. Varsity Wrestling, VAS, Ring Fig- ure Committee, Southside Sharks. Scuba Club. How in the world do you ever get the name Beast? Well you start by finding out exactly what goes into making a Beast. You find that stripes and an immaculate uniform don ' t make a good Beast. So you keep going and find straight A ' s don ' t make for a good beast either. Well, what does make for a good Beast? Simple, you start out by being the biggest guy in D Co. your rat year and keep going. You have a large circle of friends in Barracks who are privates. You enjoy eating and spending carefree evenings in the PX. When you don ' t have a date you go to Johnnies and drink with the best of them. You have one of Barrack ' s biggest collection of civilian clothes and you know how to use a trash can. So that is basically what a Beast is. Beast remembers . . . Whirly bed, Frozen Eyeball, Alabama, popcorn orgies, Hot Wheels, cleaning out the sink,. Rebel Yell, champagne taste on a beer pocketbook .... and we remember Beast. Edgar James Turner Perrow " Cloud " " Ned " History, Armor, Pvt.. Dean ' s List, SYD, Scuba Club, AFC, Superintendent ' s Club. Society of the Crow ' s Nest. Wake up Cloud! Shake-a-leg ' s gone! And from somewhere below ten blankets comes a muffled groan. Who else could be more dedi- cated to a warm hay rack and still try to make the Dean ' s Team? Boned at VMI (Supt. ' s Club ' 67) and banned at Stuart Hall, the Alaskan wolf baying on a tape recorder that never materialized; peanut shells on the floor and Double Barrel — this is Cloud. From Hargrave Military Academy to Ghetto private in one year. Ned is as much Ghetto as PBR and Sly Fox. No one else could smile through the worst VMI good deal like Cloud — this is one of the abilities that will always make him a man among Virginia Gen- tlemen. Charles Ballejo Perry, II " C.B. " Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt.. Rat Football, Rat Wrestling, ASCE. YRC, Fire Fighters, Tanker Platoon, North-South Squirmish Club, Coordinating Committee. News Flash! 17 May 1970 — a wild eyed young man with the body of a well-developed gorilla leapt to the podium during the VMI Commencement Exercises, choked the Super- intendent, wrenched the diploma from his grasp, and then sped away laughing hysteri- cally in a battered old Peugot with a female school-teacher companion. He is known to have an insatiable lust for power beneath his seemingly calm ext erior as evidenced by his conspicuously writing " Cpl. C.B. wants to win ' ' on all spirit sheets in 1968. and he is known for his association with the irregulari- ties of his election as the Charlie Co. RDC representative in April of 1969. In addition, young Ballejo (Bally who?| is known to have conspired to thwart the due process of the GC-RDC branches of the student government in his freshman year. What have four years, four summers of VMI. and an advisor like General " Bear " Patrick done to this tireless Danville. Va.. product? CHARLES BALLEJO PERRY, II Danville, Virginia ANATOLE PETRUCZOK Eden, New York Anatole Petruczok " Mongoose " History, Armor, Cpl.. Sgt., Capt., Rat Judo. Distinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List, Who ' s Who, Tanker Pit. Glee Club. Taking Care of Truetle. Educating Warden. Gathering the cultural attributes of up-state New York, Tony came South intent on de- positing his unique brand of intellectuality in the Shenandoah Valley. He endeared himself to his cadre and his Brother Rats in his exhibi- tion of the Highland Fling. Leaving his artistic callings, though, he settled down to more mun- dane matters — such as mothering his two red- neck roommates through a frustrating and often insane Rat year. In his Third Class year, Tony gave up his wild social life to pursue serious goals in an academic society. Tony ' s dedication awarded him stars, and through the impossible task of bringing up his roommates, it was seen that Tony could handle responsibility. With this in mind, he was entrusted with an entire com- pany to mother his first Class year. Whatever else may be said about Tony, either in the academic world or the babysitting pro- fession, he has been, and will remain, a Brother Rat. FRED GLENN PHILLIPS, JR. Arlington, Virginia Fred Glenn Phillips, Jr. " Fred " Electrical Engineering, Air Force, Sgt.. Rat Football, Rat Track, Varsitv Football, Dean ' s List, IEEE. Fred is one of a handful of men who has been able to develop his personality in spite of " the System. " Although he has been in both positions, he does not see the usual private- ranker barrier as a distinction that is necessary: as he fits not into one catagory or the other but into both and then a bit more. Fred is an elec- trical engineer, a major that interests and fas- cinates him in the possibilities which it opens. He possesses tremendous enthusiasm for the little projects in which he gets involved, both those above and below the counter and shares an unusual and complete zest for life with Sandie, his wife-to-be. Far from being an inflexible person. Fred will totally enjoy the life he has roughly outlined for himself, and will make a fine and especially creative engineer. DAVID WEST PITTMAN Richards-Gebaur AFB. Maryland David West Pittman " Dave " English. Air Force. Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Dean ' s List, BOMB Staff, English Society, English Speaking Union, Religious Council. Bloodmobile Com- mittee Chairman. " I shall still get angry .... I shall still argue and express my thoughts inopportunely; there will still be a wall between the holy of holies of my soul and other people . . . ; I shall still be unable to understand with my reason why I am praying, and I shall continue to pray — but my life, my whole life, independently of any- thing that may happen to me, every moment of it, is no longer meaningless as it was before, but has an incontestable meaning of goodness, with which I have the power to invest it. " Tolstov ' s Anna Karenina WILLIAM COUNCIL POWELL Burlington, North Carolina William Council Powell " Bill " " Koala " Biologv. Artillery, French Club, PIC. AFC, VAS, CADET Staff-Photographer, Scuba Club- Photographer-Secretary, Cadet Battery, Rang- ers. IRC, Number One Club-President. From the depths of lower Carolina, the orig- inal, cosmopolitan, country boy rolled into Jackson Arch in a style that was to insure his comfort during the coming years. After a round of Musical Roommates, he came to reside in communie 111-17. and has since become noted for flurries of wild permits, the maintenance of the private image in a room ot rankers, and a few other wild exploits. Although a Biology major, it is apparent to those around him that Bill is much more interested in making his million in some other way, shape, or form. As president of the Number 1 Club, and the first of his Brother Rats to visit the RDC, it seems reasonable to say he has lived a full life as a cadet. Upon entering the cold, cruel world after leaving the protective atmosphere of the In- stitute, it may be interesting to see what de- velops from his life as a cadet. We wish Bill the best of luck. DAVID CHRISTOPHER PRICE Roanoke. Virginia David Christopher Price " Dave " " Slick " History, Armor, Cpl., Sgt., Lt., Rat Track, Varsitv Track, Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List. CADET Staff, Baptist ■ Student Union-Vice President. General Committee- Member at Large, Cadet Union-Vice President, Ring Figure Committee, Economics Lab Assis- tant. Lejeune Hall Receptionist. " Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. " Dave has had many loves in his day, but has managed to keep only one, and although he won ' t admit it. he really does love the Institute. Against much advice, Dave became an eco- nomics major after his rat year, but finally saw the light, and he and quite a few others made the exodus from economics to history. Since then it has been easy sailing for Dave, though he ' s no bookworm. He was always in the mid- dle of things at the beach, Zollman ' s, and the Pine Room. When he was young he once heard that VMI was " one big fraternity of brothers " and he is one of the few who tried to achieve this goal within the entire Corps, not just his class. Dave did not need VMI; VMI needed him. WILLIAM RIKER PURCELL Richmond. Virginia William Riker Purcell " Riker " English, Armor, Pvt., Sgt.. Rat Wrestling. Varsity Wrestling-Co Captain, Varsity Track, Dean ' s List, English Speaking Union, Candidate of English Honors, CADET Staff, Sounding Brass, Military Industrial Complex Sympo- sium-Steering Committee-Secretary, Glee Club, Chapel Choir, Monogram Club. Anything written about Riker would be noth- ing more than an understatement, for he has used his college years to his own benefit with remarkable results. Most of us find that we are students of that which we study — Riker is one of a very few exceptions. He has raised himself far above the level of student and has emerged as a scholar in the truest sense — an individual, a thinker. As a poet and writer. Riker continually expresses his pure view of reality conjuncted with his own dreams and aspirations, in such a manner and with such in- sight that no one can pass without giving, at least, a second look and a number of thoughts. This individuality of thought is highly com- plemented by his personality, the outer ex- pressions of which are as warm and since re as his inner reflections. Robert Francis Edward Quinlan " Caesar " History, Armor, Cpl.. Sgt, Cpt., Distinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List, Rat Indoor Outdoor Track. Distinguished Military Student, Newman Club, Steering Committee. Publicity Sub-Committee Chairman. Military-Industrial Complex Symposium, Metropolitan Club-En- tertainment Chairman, Tanker Platoon, AFC, Timmins Music Society. IRC, Armor FTX Com- mander, Platoon Honorman Summer Camp. It has been four years since Bob, like Sher- man, came South for military reasons. He ' ll be going back north now a little disillusioned, but a lot wiser — he hopes. On the brink for three years, he decided after his " experiences " as Armor FTX Commander and at summer camp, that the Army and the scholarship that went with it were not for him. Although he has forsaken the military, the " toolshed " still gave him Delta Company, which he endeav- ored, through a firm, yet just, hand, to turn into one of " Caesar ' s Legions. " Bob ' s sincere, loyal, and enthusiastic dedica- tion to principle, having left its mark upon the VMI, will doubtlessly benefit him as he departs for law school and launches a civilian career. The foundation for his motivation can be sum- marized: " Cogito ergo sum. " Bruce Erik Rambo " Super Stud " Electrical Engineering, Artillery, Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Varsity Swimming, Intramurals, Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List, IEEE-Board Member, ' BOMB Staff, Ski Club. Aquatics Club. YRC, YAF. Sports Parachute Club. Cadet Battery. Northern Virginia Club. Bruce passed through Jackson Arch with one goal in mind — graduation in four years. How- ever, the smooth path to that goal became the proverbial rocky road. " Ratman " soon became famous with antics such as visiting the Rat PX after Taps and having his tape recorder found. After a pleasant visit to his room by the R. C. and the RDC president, the " Fink " soon labeled Ratman as a " direct reflection upon my Cadre. " Second Class Year — Ring Figure. It was certainly something to look forward to — espe- cially as a break from his " short " stretch of confinement. Whoever heard of getting 10-6-35 for writing a friendly little note on the back of a test? First Class year — could it be true? At last, First Class attitude and a dyke. Finally it came Graduation and that long awaited ' Vette. Robert Bernhard Randle, II " Boob " Civil Engineering. Armor. Cpl.. Pvt., ASCE. AFC. Tanker Platoon. " Bobby " is a remarkably clairvoyant individ- ual who can sense the ridiculous in almost everything. What might be dismissed as cyni- cism on Bob ' s part is really the emergence of a highly developed sense of wit. Continually warmed by an unseasonal electric sun. he could be found ' catching rays ' almost every afternoon — possibly in remembrance of sunny California. His First Class year found Bob smiling and alive after two harrowing car wrecks in less than a month. He also has the distinction of providing countless cadets with spiritual guid- ance at the beer cooler in the back room of the C.I. While Bob may not be the brightest light ever to shine on N.E.B.. he has taken engineering seriously and will no doubt, someday, be top notch. Most of all, he has saved us from be- coming ridiculous and taking ourselves too seriously — we are deeply in his debt. ROBERT FRANCIS EDWARD QUINLAN Plainview, New York . s BRUCE ERIK RAMBO Arlington, Virginia ROBERT BERNHARD RANDLE, II Vienna. Virginia 1 SOL WAITE RAWLS III Franklin, Virginia V CLAUDE LEWIS REYNOLDS, JR. Martinsville, Virginia SolWaileRawlsIII " Soda " " Sol " English, Armor, Pvl.. Lt„ Rat Football, Ral Track Distinguished Military Student- Dis tinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List Who ' s Who, Civil War Roundtable. English Society-Sec.-Vice President, PSS-Vice Presi- dent, BOMB-Assislant Advertising Mgr.. Busi- ness Manager, Publications Board, Cadet Chap- el Usher. Tidewater Club, Scouters ' Club, Cheerleader-Head. Rat Class Show Committee! Hop Floor Committee. Military-Industrial Complex Symposium-Finance Chairman, Co- ordinating Committee Chairman. SYD. They ' re coming to take me away, ha-ha! . . . Daddy, why did you make him go there? Drinking and driving your own car in civies in Rockbridge County on a weekend— while still in the Rat line? ... Mr. Rawls. I don ' t want to see that car parked on post again! BEEFO LIVES . . . Lieutenant? Sure! . . . Hey. where ' s the kangaroo? ... OK Rawls, what are you trying to get out of this time? . . . Only five week- ends at school the whole year? . . . Please. Waite, go to one parade before your graduation so I can see you dyked out . . . ' You don ' t know what you can get out of until you try. ' — Old Rawls proverb Claude Lewis Reynolds, Jr. " Lew " Physics, Artillery, Pvt„ Intramurals SPS French Club. BOMB Staff-Advertising. Most people are surprised when thev learn that Lew is a Physics major. It ' s hard to com- prehend how the C-man did as well as he did in such a hard curriculum and still managed to keep up in his extracurricular affairs— and we do mean affairs. There were hints of Lew ' s love for wine, women and song during his Rat year (Thanks- giving and Finals); however, it wasn ' t until his third class year that Lew ' s ability to party was fully recognized by his friends. There was always an attractive girl on his lap and a bottle in his hand during Lew ' s esca- pades at the beach, the Crow ' s Nest, Zollman ' s Liberty Hall, the Pine Room, and last, but not least, the Robert E. Lee. It wasn ' t until the latter part of his second class year that Lew finally settled down with one girl Her patience understanding, blonde hair and blue eyes suc- ceeded where so many others failed. The future looks bright for Lew and Sherry. A man with his intelligence and determination cannot help but succeed. We all wish them the best of luck. William Bagley Richardson " Bill " Civil Engineering. Infantry. Cpl.. Pvt.. Distin- guished Military Student. ASCE. Ski Club Sport Parachute Club. Roanoke Club. He was as fine a Rat as could be found in Echo Company— real corporal material— but his next door neighbors. " |umbo " and " Bull- dog. " had molded this Fourth Classman so that his rank lasted only a short while. Instead, he chose to be a permanent room orderly for the stalwart Eli. Whitey, Jose, and Bob. Grodie carried him through the trials and tribulations of the third year engineering, and alas— privileges, weekends, and time to see Ann. Throughout his senior year, " other goose " continued to supervise, nag, and direct the Houston Hilton to more clean fun like surfing in the yard and " milling " about inside. Bill will succeed in any career he chooses, but we can only look back and say— what a perfect U.Va. house mother he would have made. WILLIAM BAGLEY RICHARDSON Roanoke, Virginia George Howard Rilko " George " Economics. Air Force. Pvt., Sgt., Rat Swim- ming, Cheerleader. A case of beer and or a fifth of bourbon and a dale are more than just a good time to George: it ' s been his life ' s work. Over the years he has managed to consume as much as the best of us. George has rarely missed a dance weekend for lack of a date. Of course there was the time his Rat year when he had five dates for one dance (pretty good for a rat) and ended up with none bv the weekend (typical VM1]! On the academic side of things, a curriculum change from CE to Economics and two summer schools has raised George ' s average from a .5 his first semester to a substantial 2.0. Two summers ago he met Cindi, and al- though he ' s now engaged, it hasn ' t slowed him down one bit. They are planning a September wedding and have the very best wishes for all the members of the class. Michael Bassett Robblee " Mike " Biologv. Infantry. Cpl.. Pvt.. Sgt., Rat Foot- ball, Judo, Distinguished Military Student. RDC-Vice President, Hop Floor Committee. Northeast Side Gang, Northern Virginia Club, Fire Fighters. " Lion " Robblee, after tearing up football opponents for 3 years in Northern Virginia, found that his toughest opponent at VMI was academics. Due to a disastrous first semester his Rat year, Mike decided to give up the grid- iron and concentrate on books. Straightening out his studies, Mike still had football in his blood, and helped to lead the E Co. champions to one intramural victory after another. Between football, the classroom, and the hay- rack, Mike managed to squeeze in over 23 special reports, ranging from hide and seek with the O.C. to running the block (without really knowing it), to climbing the arch gates during CQ. We ' re sure Mike will find success in what- ever field he enters, whether it ' s continuing his education or the Army. Good luck. Brother Rat. GEORGE HOWARD RITKO Newport News. Virginia ...IJL . A M 9tL k « • Jl ' .- ' M , • . MICHAEL BASSETT ROBBLEE Falls Church, Virginia Robert Anthony Rolfe " Munk " Historv. Rat Cross Country, Rat Track. Var- sity Track— Co-Captain. Who ' s Who, Mono- gram Club-Vice President, Athletic Council. Cadet Manager Lejeune Hall, Cadet Union Committee, Southern Conference Broad Jump Champion. Tony Rolfe. otherwise known as " the Munk. " decided that sports car racing and track were far more important than an education. Although never overly concerned with academics. Munk surprised many people (his parents included] with better than average schoolwork. Obviously hampered by VMI ' s restrictions. Tony has somehow found time and resources (spelled limited) to carry out most of his aspirations as a r ace car driver, mechanic, or runner. Come May irth, the Institute and military will see the last of Tony and his read and reread motorcar magazines. i 1 W v- • ROBERT ANTHONY ROLFE Richmond. Virginia 1 ' tniWcaWH " Ijl 1 RICHARD EDWARD SCHELLHAMMER Parsippany, New Jersey Richard Edward Schellhammer " Wedge " " Schlitzkramer " History, Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Capt., Ral Wres- tling, Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List, ROA Award, Rangers-Commander, Intra- mural Director, AFC. Aquatics Board-Presi- dent, Coordinating Commitlee, Posit Commit- tee. " A rose by any other name would smell as sweet . . . " unfortunately. Dick Swiftbanger by any other name (audibly, in his presence] is anything but sweet. As Bravo Co. ' s resident squatbull, Mr. Hornberger received his share of mangled names from confused Rats and bemused upperclassmen. What makes it all so terrible, he insists, is that Stillenhauser has only 12 letters . . . Dick is persistent — in fact, stubborn. For three years we suffered through Dick Schellhammer. the unbending (professional) arch-militarist. After a kick in the head, Dick, like the pro- verbial Missouri mule, seems to have come to his senses. For Mr. Flashhammer, the emphasis was placed on the citizen in the " citizen- soldier. " With his energies channeled into a constructive vein. Dick will easily shoulder the moral responsibilities presented to him by an evoking, restless sociely. An attraction to. and for. beautiful women, fine scotch, and fast cars complements Dick ' s attitude toward perfection. Now if people could onlv remember that name . . . Schlitzcrammer. WILLIAM SCOTT SCHERER Arlington. Virginia KENT SCHLUSSEL Portsmouth. Virginia William Scott Scherer " Bill- History. Artillery. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt., Rat Cross Country, Varsity Football. Varsity Golf. Soccer, Distinguished Military Student, Finals Invita- tions Committee-Co-Chairman. Sport Para- chute Club, Commanders, Car Committee, AFC, Hop Escort, FIP, Artillery FTX Commander. Phrases like " Don ' t Push Me!! " . " He fights for his country. " " Let ' s flip a tail to see who goes to the PX " and " You ' re outvoted two to three with only three people in the room. " soon earned Bill the name Mr. Malaprop. Bill ' s ambition and drive were evident from the first, though one was never sure in which direction they were aimed. To the dismay of many, stripes were sewn on Bill ' s uniform. While at the Institute. Bill was a strict disciplinarian, but get him away, put a drink in his hand, and Mr. Hyde became Dr. (ekyll — complete with women. In this his final year. Bill entered the flight program, thereby signing away the next two years of his life. We wish you luck Bill, and we know that upon whatever you set your mind, you ' ll be a complete success. Kent Schlussel " Kent " Mathematics. Air Force. Pvt.. First Sgt.. Dean ' s List, SPS-Vice President, Religious Council, Compulsive Church Staff Study Com- mittee, Commanders. Tidewater Club, Scoulers Club. Fire Fighters. Computer Science Assis- tant, Regimental Band. One of the Swamp Rats. Kent tried three long years to make Dean ' s List and finally did in spite of a lack of aptitude for foreign languages, including English; but when it came to com- puters, he was quite adept. There was usually a nightly file of BR ' s entering and leaving his room with some programming problem to be solved. In the religious world. Kent attained the high position of " representative of the Jewish Cadets to the Religious Council " by losing a throw. Staying in his own religious world seemed to be a problem, but has now turned to the en- lightened path and dales a nice Jewish girl. If he works as hard after graduation as he does now. his success is assured. Old Barracks will never be the same, however, without the resounding cry of " Hawthorne, you . . .! " Good luck! — not that vou ' ll need it. DAVID KARL SCHMIDT Akron, Ohio TURNER CHAMBLISS SCOTT Newport, Rhode Island DONALD CAMERON SEAY Goshen, Virginia David Karl Schmidt " Midi " Civil Engineering, Marines. Cpl., Sgt.. Lt.. ASCE. Rangers, AFC. Scuba Club, M.O.C.T.U. Hey " Midi! " Hey What!— A vibrant sound echoing off the walls of the VMI. Besides his distinctive gait, the golf genius has proved him- self outstanding in other ways as well. His strong sense of purpose in the military aspect of his education coupled with a genuine belief in the VMI system, has inspired others to un- foreseen achievements. Dave never lost sight of his responsibilities to the Institute, even though inhibited occasionally by the untimely entrance of our " friends-in-green " " Midt ' s " fondness for festivities and his work-hard-play- hard attitude will hold him in good stead as he crashes past the Quantico Gates. Dave ' s admirable quality of speaking out for principles in which he believes, and his adept- ness at distinguishing fact from fiction have aided the Corps, and his class immeasurably. For this. Dave. ' 70 thanks you! Turner Chambliss Scott " Tag " History. Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt., Pvt.. Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse-Captain-Co Captain. Distin- guished Military Student, IRC. YRC, Scouters Club-Secretary.CADET Staff. Ski Club, North- ern Virginia Club. " Whoa, Squat! " " Hi, Buck! " Distinguished by his barrel-shaped body, Ratman ' s dyke has certainly come a long way, directions not withstanding. Super Fine, barnacle Buck managed to be- come in four short years the scourge of every female institution from " BV " to Washington. The girls couldn ' t help but mother this slyly hapless Keydet. Coming from a proud military background. Tag upheld this heritage until his Second Class vear when Eli Banana, Weird, and Mother Goose showed him the way. A uniformed cadet on a lonely country road between Charlottes- ville and Lexington didn ' t go unnoticed. Un- fortunately!! He and Gator didn ' t mind brown- bagging it in the PX while they waited for the check so they could make it to the Hilton. A Lacrosse Club standout and a starting member of the soccer team, Tag is one of those cadets who tried to give more, and will carry more " a yay from VMI than any diploma is capable of symbolizing. Donald Cameron Seay " Dino " Biology. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt., Fencing Club. Distin- guished Military Student, Sports Parachute Club-President. Timmins Music Society. Scuba Club, Fire Fighters-Head Bear. D Company Retired NCO Club. " There is pleasure in the pathless woods, There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes. By the deep sea. and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal, From all I may be or have been before. To mingle with the universe, and feel What I can ne ' er express, vet not conceal. " — Childe Harold 31 RONALD WILLIAM SEYFORD Staunton, ' Virginia JOHN COOKE SHACKELFORD Lilian, Virginia MICHAEL DAVID SHEALY Virginia Beach. Virginia Ronald William Seyford " L.J. " English. Infantry, Pvt., Track. Gymnastics. Ronnie can usually be found in his room, stretched out on his hay or gazing out of the window with sounds of Simon and Garfunkel or Linda Ronstadt blaring from his stereo. A man of few words and sharp wit, Ronnie is probably the warmest and most personable Brother Rat in our class. Those of us forunate enough to become friends with him know what a pleasurable companion this man has been to us. It is an asset that will be of im- mense value to him all through his life. Perhaps Ron ' s most prominent characteris- tic is his individuality. Being placed in a con- formist environment is not the most salu- brious atmosphere for the individual, but Ronnie has retained this quality in spite of the " slings and arrows " he has faced during his cadetship. The Class of 70 ' s " World Citizen " is about to re-enter his natural habitat. Ronnie ' s great potential is just starting to bloom. We are looking forward to hearing from and about this fine Brother Rat. John Cooke Shackelford " Shack " Physics, Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt.. Lt., Rat Cross Country. Rat Indoor Outdoor Track, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Indoor Track, SPS. Ring Figure Committee, Monogram Club. " Wake me up in an hour; I ' ve got track practice. " Shack has spent more time in the rack than any other physics major at VMI. contemplating the mysteries of the Heisen- berg Uncertainty Principle. Schroedinger ' s Equation, or other facets of the witchcraft and black magic taught in Mallory Hall. John has endured the Institute these past four years, not with the vehement and indignant air of most, but rather with the virtues of a stoic Spartan. His level-headed, soft-spoken de- meanor has made him a valuable asset to tthose who know him best. These virtues were rewarded his First class year, when John re- turned to be a private and found himself commanding Delta ' s third platoon. Beneath this quiet, inconspicuous visage. John was an inveterate party-goer who en- joyed, with a vengeance, the " finer things in life. " A founding father of the infamous " 298 Club, " John has been a dedicated trackster, cadet, and student. Michael David Shealy " Mike " Electrical Engineering. Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt., Intramural Volleyball, Distinguished Aca- demic Student, Dean ' s List. SPS. IEEE. CA- DET Staff. Rugby, Library Staff. Sound Tech- nician. Tidewater Club. Coming to VMI as another one of ' Ginia Beach ' s swamp rats, Mike really didn ' t know what he was getting into — his Rat year brought no problems except those of a south- erner rooming with Yankees and little Mike finished with no demerits. Mike soon found that EE and rank some- times do not mix and the latter was relin- quished in the nick of time. Returning tanned, fat. and happy from his summer resort, Mike truly became dedicated to the life in NEB and turned away from his former ways of Satur- day nights at the CI. No longer did the little man mirror his LA roommates sleeping habits, but found his goal graduating an EE. Our First Class year brought Mike back, behind one summer camp (a direct consequence of play- ing games with a boulder during FTX). and ahead one new pair of stars. Now content. Mike awaits only graduation and a very won- derful addition to his life. W p St ■1 ill John Joseph Sheedy " Jack " " Sheedy " Civil Engineering, Navy. Pvt.. ASCE. Malcon- tents Club-President. The Jersey City Jet probably never really arrived at the I nstitute with the rest of his Brother Rats. Although he flirted with military aspirations for the first semester of his Rat year, he soon found out that a six button double- breasted Edwardian suit was much more be- coming than a set of US Army OD shade fatigues. With his mind firmly entrenched in the civilian world, Jack set out to get through VMI with as little effort in the military as possible. He has admirably succeeded and is now the proud possessor of the longest hair on any head (with a receding hairline) in the Corps. With his mind firmly fixed on future goals and ably assisted by Judi, the prime mover in his life, Jack is headed for law school and then on to bigger and better things in the world, " Outside, " and there is no doubt they will be big! Michael Frederick Sheu " Mike " Civil Engineering. Infantry, Pvt.. Rat Swim- ming, ASCE, AFC, Malcontents Club-Secretary. " Who is the guy with the grossly long hair and the heavy beard I see running around here? " This question has been asked by cadet officers for the last three years. The answer can now be divulged. It ' s Mike Sheu the " Pri- vates ' Private. " For Mike. VMI has not been the easiest place in which to exist. Since he has a propensity for the fun-filled civilian life, the military and ac- ademic aspects of VMI have sometimes been neglected. Mike ' s darkest hour came after he had spent two summers and two academic years at the Institute, but a light appeared in the form of a girl named Leslie and chased away the ac- ademic clouds. With marriage in the very near future and his goals somewhat more solidified, Mike is ready to leave the Institute and begin what will no doubt be a fruitful and far from ordinary engineering career. i JOHN JOSEPH SHEEDY Jersey City. New Jersey MICHAEL FREDERICK SHEU Mount Kisco. New York Rodney Floyd Shu " Pud " Civil Engineering, Infantry. Cpl., Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Baseball, Varsity Baseball. Rugby. ASCE. Monogram Club. From the Big Orange Country, Knoxville. Rod came to the Institute following in the footsteps of one of VMI ' s most illustrious grad- uates, " Pounding Paul " Shu. Rod started off his Third Class year in fine style as a corporal, but for some odd reason he got the idea of rank out of his head and put his full effort into other endeavors, mainly starting in left field for the Big Red baseball team. Then in his First Class year, young Pud showed his ability to run with an odd shaped ball, in the family tradition, as a star rugger. Rod ' s travels have carried him all the way from the Nation ' s Capitol to deep in the heart of Dixie, with many good times at every stop. Seldom does anyone meet a cadet at VMI that is as well-liked as Rod. He has no enemies, mainly due to his unselfish attitude and his willingness to help anyone at anytime. At graduation Big Pud will certainly be missed by everyone at VMI. not to mention the many Southern Belles who have succumbed to Rod ' s charm. RODNEY FLOYD SHU Alexandria, Virginia WV mlMW m fw- 1 - ' . 71 £g 1 1 p 1. » HARLAND EDGAR SISLER Rahway, New Jersey JULIAN HOUSTON SMITH, JR. Selma. Alabama TERRY REX SMITH Criders, Virginia Harland Edgar Sisler " Sissy " History, Armor, Pvl., Rat Football, Varsity Football. BOMB Staff, Monogram Club, Ski Club, Rugby Club, YRC, Parly Committee, Ghetto. As an import from Rahway (the only way]. New Jersey (which is another story in itself], Mike ' s first attempt to blend into the Virginia tradition began his Third Class year in the 323 pit. From there it was down hill all the way. The Hay Rack Incident, the Water Drinking Incident, and many months of confinement, mellowed him in the ways of a Virginia Gentle- man. Mike ' s unique anatomy and distinguished stationery have been a topic of discussion since his arrival, and his extremely successful foot- ball career as a guard has perplexed many people; however to those who know him it ' s elementary — Mike has something to guard. What does the future hold in store for Mike? God only knows. Perhaps his fellow Rahwayan, a little brunette named Mary Jane can answer that question. Whatever endeavor Mike pur- sues, probably executive vice president of Funzy ' s Fish Market, the future looks bright. Good luck to a great Brother Rat; one who his fellow Brother Rats will never forget. Julian Houston Smith, Jr. " JuJu " " B.B. " Civil Engineering. Rat Football, Rat Indoor Outdoor Track, Varsity Football and Cadet Coach, ASCE. Monogram Club-Secretary-Trea- surer-President, Athletic Council, Rugby Club, Deep South Club. Julian Smith — the man who broke his neck in the annual classic on Thanksgiving Day — so much did he sacrifice for a team victory. Julian ' s career in football at VMI was con- tinued in coaching during his Second and First Class years. His knowledge, interest, and spirit helped many rat tootball players. However, there were other interests in Coach Smith ' s cadetship. Few people will ever forget the sight of Julian partying in his neck brace. His love for parties is unmatched — it ' s too bad that he remembers so few. Then there was the memorable 2nd Class year — Ring Figure in D. C; the " Houston Hilton; " The opening of Bridge Club 258; The Sugar Bowl Pilgrimage; Marks. Shu. Smith— 186 demerits and almost two demerit periods to go. Julian is respected by the Corps for his modesty, sincere honesty, and willingness to help anyone. We thank him for the priviledge of his friendship. Terry Rex Smith " Tater " Civil Engineering, Pvt.. Sgt., Rat Football. Rat Wrestling. Varsity Football, Dean ' s List. ASCE. Ghetto. Summer Camp Sinkers. Terry entered VMI eighteen years and one day old. He was an innocent, moral, kind, " good-guy " type of person. It took a while for him to change, but he did. By his last year he was a true ghetto hedonist. He only had one flaw. He was made First Sergeant. This high ranking Civil Engineer learned many valuable things here. Among his foremost accomplishments are sleeping, drinking beer, spending money, and eating fifteen pieces of " greasy bird " at one meal (a VMI record. God bless him!] Terry has had only a few disappointments in his four years. One was summer camp, which he disliked because it took him away from the farm, and another his dyke who refused to do anything for him. Terry Smith is one of the truly remarkable and rare people. He is intelligent (Dean ' s List], physically superior (four years of football] and conscientious (a respected ranker]. He is destined to make VMI proud of him and we are all lucky to know him. Edwin Archer Snead, II " Ned " Biology, Artillery. Pvt., Rat Rifle Team. Var- sity Rifle Team-Treasurer. Ned ' s Rat year was a little shaky. He got off on the wrong foot, (or the right foot, depending on how you look at it] by informing a few select members of the Second Class that he thought it was pretty silly to be running around the second stoop, doing exercises, and lugging an M-l. Besides striving towards a Corps for the pri- vates, mixing " Palmer ' s Pink Potent Pepper- mint Passion, " and grasping every opportunity to enjoy the " good life. " Ned has had a few eccentric moments like the time he " rear- ranged " eighteen flags on the Princess Anne Golf Course. One of the most humanly honest men in our class, Ned is a friend not everyone is lucky enough to have. George Murrell Snead, III " Mike " Civil Engineering. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt., Lt„ Rat Rifle Team. Distinguished Military Student, Dean ' s List. ASCE. Wesley Foundation. Cadet Battery-Executive Officer, Cadet Library As- sistant, Northern Virginia Club, Nelson County Club-President. Jackson Battery Reactivation Committee-Chairman. Starting his cadetship as the " Handsomest Boy in Nelson County High School. " Mike has gone on to make a different kind of name for himself at the Institute. He is both ranker and " one of the boys, " a very rare distinction in itself, and has thus somehow managed to fuse VMI ' s seeming paradox. A potential " Don Juan, " Mike was soon corralled by a pretty Mount Sydney miss with whom he has spent many happy hours, including numerous trips to Goshen. Yes, whether it ' s tackling a CE problem of a BR in the Barracks study room after Taps, or intently listening to another cadet ' s gripe. Mike shows himself to be a person of unique quality— a trait that is sure to bring him as much success in later life as it has here at VMI. James Roderick Spacek " Space " " Spastic " Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl., Pvt.. Lt.. Dis- tinguished Military Student, ASCE-Executive Board. Catholic Choir. Newman Club. AFC. Fire Fighters. Scouters Club. Tanker Platoon, Tidewater Club, Intramurals, Lab Assistant. " Space " came to VMI in search of intellectual maturation and. after a few close brushes with N.E.B. ' s famous " shafts. " he found it — sur- vival. Surviving isn ' t all Jimmy managed to do here, however. Aside from holding rank for two years and maintaining his other activities, he always had the time to lend a hand, to listen, or to give some of his tactful advice. He never seemed to lose contact with two important con- cepts—fairness and " Brother Rat. " His easy going manner, friendly personality, and his wild stories of misadventure in the Sanitary Lab will be missed. dii took things as they came " Brother Rat. " and we hold no doubts as to your success in the future. Just one parting bit of advice— " Iiiig limus non Carbarumdom. " GEORGE MURRELL SNEAD, III Fairfax. Virginia JAMES RODERICK SPACEK Portsmouth, Virginia n LINWOOD NEIL STEVERSON Virginia Beach, Virginia Robert Joseph Sperberg " Spergs " Civil Engineering. Artillery, Cpl„ Sgl., Pvt.. Ral Rifle Team, Varsity Riile Team, Distin- guished Military Student. Dean ' s List, ASCE. Newman Club, Hop Floor Committee-Vice President. Finance Committee. IRC. Sperg ' s cadet life was the real big-time. As a Rat, he would show at " parlies " to " jockey for position " only to have the hay racks fall on him. The original penny pincher then took up the chore of milking his Brother Rats with his infamous black book, and the inner sanctums reaked of life-or-death financial dealings. After a few vain tries at beating the NEB system, the [ took charge of still another " Scooter " folly, the Hop and Floor Committee. But the crowning glory and end to a ranking career at the Insti-root was his stellar performance at summer camp. And when he wasn ' t giving Dago Dan ' s soutgrapewine stompers athlete ' s foot, he was playing Scrooge to the third member of the 82 crowd, Donald, as in Duck. But when grad- uation arrives the frowns will turn to smiles and the really big times will begin. " Nice guys finish last. " Robert Burns Spore " Bob " History. Air Force, Pvt., Dean ' s List. IRC. AFC. YRC, French Club, Civil War Roundtable. Fencing, Resistance Francaise. That familiar bass voice on the first stoop announces the approach of none other than " Spiro " Spore or as he is known in guitar circles — " Ole Flash Fingers. " Bob is really a man of many talents. His musical " skill " has enabled him to cut an album with that hot new Barrack ' s rock group " Elvis and the Pepperoni Pizzas. " He also decided to show his numerous admirers his athletic side this year by joining the Fencing Club where he was affectionately known as the " Fourth Musketeer: " and yet, he did these things while tearing up Bosco ' s Con- temporary course and also earning the AFROTC ' s famed " I Care " award. And who else but " The Love Man " could turn the end of his Summer Camp into the now infamous " 24 Hours of Passion " on Nantucket Island with his Sweet Briar honey? Good luck to a fine Brother Rat and Vive La Resistance! Linwood Neil Steverson " Pickle " " Pee Wee " " Neil " History, Air Force. Cpl., Sgt., Lt.. Rat Base- ball. Dean ' s List, BOMB Staff. Wesley Founda- tion. Civil War Roundtable-President, Com- manders-Leader, SYD. Language Lab Assistant. Lejeune Hall Receptionist. Tidewater Club. Who ' s Who in American Hayracks. Neil " Pee Wee " Steverson was certainly a new breed for VMI. He has been a man of action; leader of the VMI Commanders, the Civil War Roundtable. and the intramural organizer for the Band Company Sultans foot- ball and Softball teams. The " slugger " also had a record as the barracks lawyer with 40 con- secutive permits approved, a VMI first. Neil was also known as a suave cadet whose black book got him through more than one hop week- end with two dates. The surprising thing is that he lived to tell about it. Good luck. " Pee Wee " and we ' ll be watching you to see " What ' s Happening! " " The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep And miles to go before 1 sleep. " Frost William Conrad Strickland " Strip Tee " Biology, Air Force. Cpl., Pvt., VAS, Baptist Student Union, Gymnastics, Glee Club. Tide- water Club. Whitenack Fan Club. " Strick " probably wasn ' t the first cadet who carried a picture of a duck in his hat for over a year. He probably wasn ' t the first Third who was frequently asked, " Who gave you permission to be out of the Rat Line? " And, he probably wasn ' t even the first Biology ma- jor to be boned for drinking a soft drink in class. But. if he wasn ' t, he sure tried hard. And then there were girls . . . girls and girls. " Strick " never missed a hop. and he never had tho same girl up twice. ( " It wouldn ' t be good for the image " ]. An individual? Without a doubt: and that is why we like him. Because of his easy-going personality and refusal to let the system get the better of him. Conrad achieved a popular- ity throughout the Corps that few cadets could match. His charisma marked him as a leader in the class and a valuable f riend to the Insti- tute. WILLIAM CONRAD STRICKLAND Portsmouth. Virginia Carl Ames Strock " Carl " Civil Engineering, Infantry, Pvt.. Football, Rat Wrestling, Rugby Captain, Ghetto Rangers ' President, Chairman Ring Committee, Chair- man Class Crest Committee. Rangers. Out- standing Ranger, ASCE, Aggressor Com- mander FTX, Cadet Receptionist, Military- Industrial Complex Symposium. The theory that every laugh begins with a sneer has its undoing in Carl. No one laughs at him, but everyone has laughed with him. " Strocks. " " Stork. " " Looser, " " Lefty " — every- one knows him by a different name, but ev- eryone knows him well. Carl is as indispen- sable to a good party as alcohol. An inventive sort. Carl was able to amuse himself without the aid of his rifle, bayonet, and M.S. manuals during his incarceration in the form of military arrest. Carl took to the gridiron in the spring, and displayed his talent in a perfectly executed tackle on his own back. Perhaps his greatest contribution was his work in designing the ring, a symbol of the class that he was so much a necessary part. CARL AMES STROCK Hampton. Virginia INTERNATIONAL I ' LL (4ll.UI MISfNTt Frank Taylor Sutton, IV " Kelly " English, Artillery, Pvt., Rat Track. Intramu- rals. Elvis Fan Club — President. " From Rugby Road to Vinegar Hill . . . for as long as sex and liquor last we ' ll drink to the U. of V. " Kelly definitely had a liking for that school over the hill, but that ' s natural for a boy from Charlottesville. Good looking girls and waterproof bourbon were not the only goals of this hard working cadet, for Kelly strived four long years at VMI to become the king of the tube room, PX. and. perhaps, the first-ranking private of his class. By no means a narrow student, his varied interests also encompassed the difficult fields of cards, pool, and pin-ball machines with such a vigorous endeavor that it can be said that Kelly mas- tered all of them. Whether it was due to pre- vious experience or just his strong determina- tion to succeed is hard to say. " Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage " sums up in a few words Kelly ' s stay at VMI. He could always find a way, no matter what his predicament, to have a good time. FRANK TAYLOR SUTTON, IV Richmond, Virginia RANDOLPH SCOTT TAYLOR Pleasantville. New Jersey TAZEWELL GIFFORD TAYLOR Virginia Beach, Virginia Stephen Earl Talley " Neck " " Nose " Biology. Armor, Rat Football, Varsity Football, Dean ' s List. VAS. Scuba Club, Ghetto. " Brother Rat, lemme borrow yer toothpaste, deodorant, shavin ' cream, soap, brush, comb —I ' ll bring ' em right back. Oh yea, got a towel? " During Steve ' s cadetship probably the only thing that has grown larger than his nose, and a collection of borrowed items, is the number of people who have befriended our " Staunton neck. " Steve ' s willingness to work hard, combined with his uncanny ability to make friends among the faculty and Tac staff, have pulled him through four years of VMI and at times have actually enabled him to make the Dean ' s List. Even though Steve spent most of his time in an academic building, he could always be depended upon to give his time to any Brother Rat who needed help. His tremen- dous sense of humor and his ability to laugh off any dispiriting situation, such as a mid- night cherry bomb under his hay, has made life bearable for all of us around him. Thanks, Brother Rat, for providing many of the fond memories we have of our cadetship. Randolph Scott Taylor " Randy " English. Armor, Pvt.. New Cadet Batt. Cmdr., Rat Track, Rat Indoor Outdoor Track. Ral Cross Countrv. English Speaking Union. PS1 CHI. YRC, French Club. CADET Staff, BOMB Staff, Fire Fighters, AFC. Lab Assistant for SRF. Ran is living proof that life at VMI doesn ' t have to be dull. Between athletics, confine- ment, and probation — Randy has managed to transcend the system with many distinctions, wild adventures, and added spice to his life with a whole parade of lovely young femmes. However, he has done much more than just contribute to the scenery around VMI. A por- tion of our Ring Figure was paid for with the money he made by selling back to the alumni the bricks from their own building. His will- ingness to volunteer, his bearing, and his appearance have allowed him to serve in a number of positions within the Corps that even most rankers never assume. Then with his change of curriculum his second class year he showed the emergence of a true Ren- aissance man. Tazewell Gifford Taylor " Taze " Economics. Artillery. CpL, Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Cross Country. Rat Indoor Outdoor Track, Fellow- ship of Christian Athletes, PIC, Ring Figure Committee. Tidewater Club — Vice President. Soccer Club, Gymnastics Club. Cheerleader, " Beefo Lives. " Taze is the class of 70 ' s ' answer to the old Corps. VMI men from the Taylor family stretch back to 1895 and our Brother Rat wasn ' t about to break the string. Affection- ately known as " mumbly-peg, " " teter, " and " t-well, " Taze for the past four years has shaken the sand from his hair and the surf from his brain long enough to get back to Lex- ington. He has truly run the gauntlet of what VMI has to offer. He ' s patiently suffered 10-6-30 for running the block; he ' s got a blanket full of Zollman ' s stains; he ' s stuck with Economics for four years; and has never understood why he has to have his hair cut on registration day. On the soccer team or the cheerleading squad, he is the very spirit of VMI. We ' ll al- ways remember this truly unique Brother Ral with a heart of gold that bleeds red, white, and vellovv. JOSEPH NESBITT TENHET III APO. New York. Mew York CHARLES WELLINGTON THOMPSON, JR Timonium. Maryland LARRY WAYNE THOMPSON Natural Bridge, Virginia Joseph Nesbitt Tenhet III " Tens-hut " " Joe " Civil Engineering. Artillery. Pvt., Rat Judo Team. ASCE. First Sgt. CadetBattery, Barracks Oenophile. An Army brat with no better place to go. Joe felt that VMI might be a good place for school. Later, after five trips to the fifth stoop, he changed his mind. Everyone wanted to see the Rat named Tens-hut. Yes, Lexington was quite a come-down after D. C. ]oe walked by himself and all places were alike to him. His most noted activities were sleeping, reading science fiction, listening to psychedelic music, dating Sem and going to summer school. Our boy was no scholar. To borrow from Thomas More, " his only books were woman ' s books, and folly ' s all they ' ve taught him. " From Sem to Mrs. Robinson to the great summer camp shoot down, it was a very good four years, right? " Now it ' s just another show, you leave ' em laughing when you go. The Crystal Ship is being built. " Charles Wellington Thompson, Jr. " Chuck " History. Cpl., Rat Baseball. BOMB-Man- aging Editor. English-Speaking Union, Lbrary Assistant, RDC Company Representative, 19711 Food Committee, Fire Fighters, CADET Staff. Thus play 1 in one person many people, And none contented. Sometimes am I King, Then treasons makeme wish myself a begger, And so I am. Then crushing penury Persuades me 1 was better when a King. Then am I kinged again. And by and by Think [hat 1 am unkinged . . . And straight am nothing. Music do I hear? Ha. ha! Keep time. How sour sweet music is When time is broke and no proportion kept! I wasted time, now doth time waste me. —Richard II (V.v.) Larry Wayne Thompson " Mully " Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt., Soccer-Man- ager, ASCE, Ghetto Basketball League. Larry came to us from the wilds of " Natural Britches. " just spittin ' distance away from the big city. Determined to play the game straight and graduate, he spent the better part o f his first two years studying. Barracks Study Room 3 was founded and now rests under his bed in 130. A Christmas trip to Illinois started Larry ' s pursuit of those " finer things " in life, for at the start of his 2nd Class vear. there was Phyllis. During Larry ' s 1st Class year, those elusive class privileges were finally regained and immediately put to use with weekly " fishing trips to Ferrum. " Whether Tish is the right one or not, we ' re sure Larry will win a wife, as well as a career, that all of us can envy. ■I JOHN JOSEPH TICE, IV Mayport, Florida John Joseph Tice, IV " Jay- Chemistry, Infantry, Cpl., Sgt., Cpt., Distin- guished Military Student, Dean ' s List, ACS, Newman Club, YRC. Fire Fighters. AFC. Club- house, Intramural Board. Undiscouraged by his unsuccessful attempts at sneaking cookies back from the mess hall, Fidget maintained his efforts and rose from eighth-ranking corporal his third class year to Echo Company Commander his first class year. His efforts placed " Tiger Echo " high in the competition and his company was the happiest on the hill. A charter member of the Northeastside Gang, Jay became famous for his antics during Hop Weekends. The fact that each year found him with a new female compaion strengthened his position on the VMI Confirmed Bachelors For- ever Club. Utilizing his experience from the lab, Jay had no trouble mixing liquids downtown. His ability in Chemistry could very likely lead him to great success in the future. EUGENE BRYON TRAMMELL Salem. Virginia Eugene Byron Trammell " Colby " Biology, Infantry. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Basketball, Rat Track, Varsity Football. All Big Five Football Honorable Mention, All Southern Conference 2nd Team, IGBA. Colby never realized just how popular he was until his birthday his Third Class year. Underneath a couple of tons of B.R. ' s, Colby and his beloved hayrack finally succumbed to the pancake type pressure. His Biology background took him away from barracks to enjoy afternoons of fishing and hunting along the Maury with Chismo. He liked the idea so well that he began to spend week- ends hunting other game in Farmville. Appar- ently not all of his good moves are on the foot- ball field. His cadetship has been busy. Time had to be divided between athletics, military, Chis and other BR ' s. and a tough curriculum. Sometimes the going was rough but he met the challenge. DAVID JENNINGS TRENHOLM Newport News. Virginia David Jennings Trenholm " Dave " History, Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Swimming. Golf Team-Manager. Dean ' s List. French Club. Hop Floor Committee, Cheerleader. Tidewater Club, Insurance Committee. Ghetto. B.C.. " D.T., " " Don Juan, " " Ape Man. " — call him what you wish, Dave will always be re- membered by his Brother Rats. It can be said that Dave was no authority on the military aspects of VMI, but what he lacked in military bearing, he made up for in his academic pur- suits. He looks at studying as a challenge, not a drudgery. Consequently he has never had trouble with his books either on the first floor of Scott Shipp Hall or the fifth. Speaking of " fifths, " Dave will always be remembered for his abilitv to have a good time whenever possible, which enabled him to be the life of the party. Dave never hesitated in helping anyone with anything. He always seemed to be there when you most needed him. None of the Class of 70 will ever forget him and now wish the " Ape Man " the bes t of luck. Edwin Randall Trinkle " Ed " " Trink " History. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Lt.. Fencing Club- Co Captain. Distinguished Military Student. Rangers. Fire Fighters, YRC. SYD, IRC. French Club. Northern Virginia Club, AFC. Rifle Pistol Club. Ed ' s consistency is remarkable. He ' s been cordially disliked by three successive years of Rats who have had the misfortune to run afoul of him in one of his enforcing moods. He ' s meted out — and received — his share of officialdom ' s wrath for infractions. To his credit, his attitude has been such that his avoca- tion of the system was done in the spirit of expecting no less from others than the degree of responsibility which he himself strove to develop and exhibit. A martinet, though, couldn ' t have had a unique personality that exhibited itself as Ed ' s did. His prolonged series of feminine intrigues was not without its scars as well as triumphs. It all inevitably ended, though, with Ed smiling and adding another name to the headboard of his hayrack in anticipation of the next girl . . . His iconoclastic attitude, quick wit, and genuine sincerity mark him as an unusual man, and one worth watching. The Army might re- cover from its association with Ed — but we wouldn ' t bet on it. Whiteman Samuel Truette, III " Sam " History, Marines. Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt.. Rat Cross Country. Rat Indoor Track. Intramural Cross Country. English Speaking Union, BOMB-First Class Editor, Class Committee Representative, Ring Figure Committee. " . . . So I thought: they aren ' t going to get me on this racing lark, this running and trying to win, this jog-trotting for a bit of blue ribbon, because it ' s not the way to go on at all. though they swear blind that it is. You should think about nobody and go your own way, not on a course marked out for you by people holding mugs of water and bottles of iodine in case you fall and cut yourself so that they can pick you up — even if you want to stay where you are — and get you moving again. " From The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner Carson Linwood Tucker " Tuck " English. Artillery. Cpl.. Sgt., Cpt.. Distin- guished Military Student, Distinguished Ac- ademic Student. Dean ' s List. Who ' s Who, Su- perior Cadet Ribbon Pendant. English Soci- ety, English Speaking Union, Rhodes Candidate, BOMB Staff-Associate Editor. Posit Comm.. CADET Staff, Religious Council. Cadet Salute Battery. YRC. YAF. PSS. IRC, Fire Fighters, AFC. WW Fellow, Valedictorian. If any individual can demonstrate all that is good about the VMI. it surely must be someone who entered without knowing what a " Rat- line " was and left as a distinguished student and battalion commander. While many of us have taken our education here for granted and complained about its rigors. Tuck ' s opportunity to stay here has been an up-hill fight from which he has unquestionably emerged as the exemplar of the VMI system, as well as the most dedicated defender of its ideals. His interest in improving the VMI. both in barracks and in the public eye. has taught us all a lesson in the real meaning of devotion; and though the system itself will compromise, the uncompro- mising fairness and inlellectualism he has in- jected promise to be the legacy of his efforts. Throughout all of Carson ' s endeavors he has been fortunate in having the quiet inspiration nl his ever-patienl Sandra. WHITEMAN SAMUEL TRUETTE, III Albemarle. North Carolina ffM CARSON LINWOOD TUCKER Newport News. Virginia JOSEPH EDWARD VOJTECKY Nalrona Heights, Pennsylvania immmw. Gary Paul Tyler " Gary " " Tweet " Civil Engineering, Air Force, Pvt.. Intramural Football, Intramural Basketball, Softball Offi- cial, ASCE, Cadet Bugler, Commanders. 1- ' 1P, Stale Cadelship. Any suitable discussion of a character such as Gary Tyler ' s could take volumes, but imited by time and space, we must settle for just a few meaningful observations. Gary can usually be found at the small end of a bugle summoning the Corps to a formation or at the low end of a fifteen-foot set shot in Cocke Hall. Gary has perfected the thirty second delay between rounds of assembly and this fact alone endears him to the members of the Corps. Being a CE, it was almost mandatory for Gary to struggle through his first two years, but since then Gary has proved very capable. Gary ' s personality exudes a kind of cheeriness which makes it impossible for anyone to feel blue for any period of time when in his presence. Being content to make the best of every situa- tion without making a splash is one of Gary ' s guidelines. and his friends would have to add that Gary lends something to every situation. We therefore will Gary to the world and wish much continuing success. Jerry Ronald VanLear Civil Engineering, Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt.. ASCE. Jerry turned off life ' s expressway to make the journey over the rough sideroad of the VMI with the determination to smooth it out as best he could. During his Rat year, he did a good job of it. Emerging from the hardest part of the trip with barely a scar, his Third Class year found him showing others how to take the ride more comfortably . He carried this trait over into his Second Class year, adding to his accomplish- ments one more: Band Company party-man. a job he did well with all too little credit. The final year found Jerry finishing up a long, hard journey with high spirits. Driving the Band Company football team through the season without many injuries showed him to be the leader he truly is. Jerry has the drive and deter- mination many people lack, and his fellow cadets will long remember him for it. Joseph Edward Vojtecky " Joe " " Vo " Biology. Marines, Cpl., Pvt.. Sgt.. Rat Football. Rat Indoor Outdoor Track, Varsity Indoor Outdoor Track, VAS. Sounding Brass. Ring Committee-Co-Chairman. RDC-President. Gen- eral Committee, Astronomy Club. Rangers. Fel- lowship of Christian Athletes. Pittsburgh Club. A complex personality is always harder to describe than a shallow one. Joe is among the few who are not characterized by any one idea or ideal, but by a collage of esoteric descrip- tives. He is not afraid to get involved. His myriad of activities illustrate this total involve- ment. The desire to succeed has encompassed his cadelship in every phase of activity. From artist to U. S. Marine, this desire has not proved sub- servient. He has excelled in the realms of the military, athletics, and academia. His accomplishments many, and his chance at medical school assured, Joe has certainly gotten more from VMI than most — but then, again, he did more for it. 145 JONATHAN SAWYER VORDERMARK, II Lampoc. California ALVIN WILDER WADFORD Kenbridge. Virginia WARREN CURTIS WAGNER Petersburg, Virginia Jonathan Sawyer Vorderraark, II " Iron Man " " Local Boy " " Jon " English. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt., Lt., Rat Indoor Outdoor Track. Distinguished Military Stu- dent. Distinguished Academic Student. Dean ' s List. English Honors Candidate. Timmins Soci- ety-Vice President. Ring Committee. English Society. English Speaking Union. BOMB- Editorial Staff, 298 Club. Who ' s Who. An English-Biology major, )on took Scott- Shipp by storm, leaving stars in the eyes of his profs, as well as on his sleeves. He still ventures across campus for bouts with the Biology and Chemistry Departments. (He is one of the few people to face both " King Tut " and " The Butcher " successfully.) As VMI ' s self-styled intellectual, Jon ' s ideal date is a vivacious blond with a Ph.D. in Ro- mantic Poetry, in front of a crackling fire, with a bottle of 12 year Scotch, and a Beethoven symphony. The topic of conversation, of course, would be Renaissance morality. Knowing where the truth lies, and confident that the secrets of the universe are to be found in organic chemistry. Jon is out to be an RA doctor. Since four years at the Institute haven ' t daunted him. it ' s a sure thing that no medical school on the outside can stop " Iron Man. " Alvin Wilder Wadford " Turkey " Economics, Air Force, Cpl.. Pvt., Rat Basket- ball, Rat Cross Country, Varsity Tennis. Dis- tinguished Aerospace Student. Distinguished Academic Student, Dean ' s List. Who ' s Who, CADET Staff, Ring Figure-Chairman, Military Industrial Complex Symposium-Cadet Coordi- nator, Honor Court. " Hey. where did I leave that pen? Who ' s borrowed my gloves? I swear I left that darn thing lying on my desk! " To see Wad around Barracks would leave one with the impression of complete chaos; however, his ability to organize, plus his quality of sound judgment can be seen in the job he has done as 1970 Ring Figure Chairman, Chairman of the Military Industrial Complex Symposium, and as a mem- ber of the Honor Court. Though denied military leadership, he maintained his position of leadership in the Economics Department as " Papa " Morrison ' s number one son. So with a grin on his face and a gobble in his heart. Turkey heads for law school where he will surely be as successful as he was at the In- stitute. Warren Curtis Wagner " Warren " History. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Fencing, Varsity Fencing. Distinguished Military Student. Chap- el Choir-Director. Brass Choir-Director, Glee Club Administrative Assistant, Rangers, Tanker Platoon, Rifle Pistol Club. Assistant Drum Major, Civil War Skirmishers, Timmins Music Society, SYD. Regimental Band. Leaving Petersburg, that bastion of old. Southern aristocracy, Warren entered VMI with his own type of idealism. Though the goals of this idealism have been many and varied, his best performances have been in the areas of attaining rank and staying off confine- ment. Needless to say. Warren decided he had to branch out into more successful endeavors. The results of this energy redirection have been his VMI-Madison dating service— courtesy of Miss Kim Johnson: his search for a German speaking Rat from whom he could ask menus: Wagner ' s liquor delivery service; and the brass choir. Xot only is he staring a regular Army com- mission in the face, but Kim is about to put a ring in his nose. Naturally Warren will come through all this in his unique style. CHARLES WAITE WALKER Norfolk. Virginia RICHARD ROLLAND WALKER Virginia Beach, Virginia GEORGE HAROLD WARDEN, JR. Stanaford, West Virginia Charles Waite Walker " Fat Charlie " Civil Engineering, Armor, Cpl., Pvt., Varsity Soccer. ASCE, Tidewater Club. Mayflower All- Stars. Charlie came to VMI thinking he knew all about it, but he soon found he did not know as much as he thought. After visiting the RDC four times, he started adjusting to the VMI way of life. He learned that one of the things not to do was to burn out the Thirds below him. His Rat year was highlighted by the weekend with " Big Red. " During his Third Class year there was a short and traumatic romance dur- ing his roommate ' s $23 fiasco. He was a corpo- ral for a short time but soon returned to the ranks of the privates where he really belonged. He started off his Second Class year by scor- ing a goal for the other team in the first soccer match — but he more than made up for that in later games. During the summers Charlie be- came a permanent resident of the Lexington area, staying on a vast estate next to the Lexing- ton Airport. He settled down to come back for his First Class year which he hopes will be his last at VMI. Richard Holland Walker " Dixie " Biology. Air Force. Pvt., Rat Wrestling, Var- sitv Wrestling, VAS, CADET Staff, Religious Council. YRC. " Dixie " — No one quite knew him well enough and those who did weren ' t too sure. He wasn ' t too sure of the left-rights at first, but he was determined to do well and, as it turned out, he did. He wasn ' t sure where he was headed but as the years passed, plagued with " beauti- ful " blind dates, a determined bodv-building program from the bowels of Cocke Hall, he de- veloped a talent for convincing one that VMI wasn ' t all bad if you gave it some deep thought. Dixie ' s summers were filled with Virginia beaches studded with aluminum Budweiser Beer cans. Anyway, Dixie realized he was headed for more than the beach with the responsibilities he himself knew he was cap- able of handling. Dixie ' s agreement with VMI has aided the development of a prolific mind with a concern for something more than a Saturday night up- town. Of course, there will be Saturday nights uptown, but far from the Institute, in a dif- ferent uniform for a while, and then — we don ' t reallv know. Neither does Dix. George Harold Warden, Jr. " George " History. Infantry, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., CADET Staff, Religious Council-Clerk. Northeastside Gang, Anti-Intellectual Non-Entity. On September 8. 1966. George Warden put on his first pair of shoes. Being from West Vir- ginia. George tells us he " didn ' t have a pair of shoes till he came to college. " Well George entered VMI and after almost going excess for the first semester in the first grading period and other various incidents which earned him the name of " Jinx, " George straightened out and went on to live an interesting and eventful cadetship. Never giving up his aspiration for rank, George was to become a corporal, only to be busted. However, his true (?) potential (?) was finally recognized and George earned a Sabre his First Class year. George, however, does not attribute all of his success to personal ability. A lot of it goes to a certain girl with whom George will be locked up on graduation day. To a true Brother Rat we wish the best of luck and hope to see at our first class reunion George. Pam and a few little Wardens. Gerald Leroy Waterman, Jr. " Gerry " Civil Engineering, Air Force. Cpl.. Pvt.. Rat Swimming. ASCE, Number 1 Club, RDC. Jerry started his Rat year with ambitions of being a " Zoomie Pilot, " a ranker and a History major. In lieu of going stir-crazy from reading books for the next four years, he changed over to Civil Engineering. First semester of his Third Class year. Jerry became a charter mem- ber of 1970 ' s Number One Club, as a result of playing Michelangelo %n the Tech campus. His artwork was not appreciated and after four months of hard labor and visiting Johnny ' s after the confinement checks, Jerry discarded brasso and polish for booze and women. His Second Class year Jerry spent pursuing three goals: being a beach bum, grub, and 4-F. He succeeded admirably in two out of three with conduct pro to his credit. As Jerry closes out his cadetship his only goals are: first Sherry, then his BMW, and finally just getting out. In the future Jerry will succeed in many endeavors, whether he intends to or not. John Stephen Waters " Steve " Biology. Artillery. Cpl.. Rat.. Rat Soccer. Rat Track, Gymnastics, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track. Distinguished Militarv Student. Dean ' s List, CADET Staff, VAS, Scuba Club, Ski Club. Directed by the misconception that the Rat year at VMI left litt le to do but study and make good grades. Steve abandoned U.Va.. U.NC. and other such evil institutions and joined the ranks of the misguided. Initially. Steve had his eyes set on stripes and the sabre, but his efforts in this area left him academically floundering. The smaller member of the Mutt and Jeff team of spear chuckers, he thrived on competition from those " big boys " and successfully captured the school record for the javelin. Midway through his Third Class year. " Little Elvis " gave up the brasso and shoe polish for the suture and the scalpel. From his " Great Escape " and rendezvous at the R. E. Lee to Bill ' s and his psychedelic freak-out. which brought on the wrath of the commandant. Steve has lived by the motto: " Freedom from desire leads to inward peace " —whatever that reallv means. John Christian Watson " J. C. " " Jake- Biology. Air Force, Pvt., Rat Baseball. Rat Swimming. Rat Basketball, Judo, VAS. Astron- omy Club. Raphine Club-President and Vice President. The highest distinction claimed by Jake has been his status as the only transfer student from Raphine University attending VMI. Rumors have continually circulated that hint of the large bonus that J. C. received when he deserted Raphine U. to play in the IGBA. Jake refuses to comment on the charge that he dis- cussed the jump with Dave Bing. His great love while at the Institute was Carroll. Those who have known Jake well, realize the depth of his respect for Carroll Dale and all the Packers. Jake is the greatest Green Bay fan in barracks. Even with these interests, [. C. has found time to establish himself as the master ter- rorist within barracks. The battalion staffs spent all of last year in stark terror guessing when he would strike next. Although he denies the assasination attempt against Talley our Third Class year, there is little doubt who was responsible. Perhaps John ' s success is in some part due to the privileged standing he enjoys in Smith Hall. In any event he has survived two years with Ratso and life cannot hold a greater challenge. GERALD LEROY WATERMAN, JR. Vestal, New York JOHN STEPHEN WATERS Jacksonville, Florida JOHN CHRISTIAN WATSON Raphine, Virginia i « «fc s fX K t i • - J Joseph Howell Way, Jr. " Hal " Biology, Armor, Pvt., Rat Cross Country, Indoor Track. Spring Track, Dean ' s List, Ring Figure Committee. " To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. " Once Hal realized a goal, no matter what it was, he did not cease striving to achieve it. He was never circumvented in his desire to drink, sleep, date girls, sleep, watch TV, sleep, study, sleep, sleep and sleep; in that order of impor- tance. He appeared to always be dazed, very quiet, or rather dumb, but that was because his mind was on the more important aspects of a cadet ' s life; to drink, sleep, date girls, sleep, watch TV. sleep, study, sleep, sleep and sleep. He spent many hours with a book in his lap, lying horizontally on his hay, pursuing his in- tellectual goals, and many other hours lying on his hay without his book, pursuing his physio- logical needs. Mever far from his rifle, book, or beer, he lasted four years in the cold mountains of Western Virginia, even if it look four or five blankets for some of those cold evenings. ' ■ J $M JOSEPH HOWELL WAY, JR. Richmond. Virginia GARY ALAN WEISHAAR Crewe, Virginia Gary Alan Weishaar " Hunch " Civil Engineering, Armor, Pvt., ASCE, Hop Floor Committee, Mayflower All-Stars. Hunch-a-Bunch came to VMI from the greater Crewe-Burkeville metropolitan area. After a year on " Big Louie ' s " payroll, he descended to the third stoop; many a night after taps one could see the human jellyroll spreading joy and sunshine until one night it happened to be to Capt. Miller. Making his headquarters in Oakum Heights, Gary started his famous " Hunch-a-Bunch " Enterprises, holding stock in Johnny ' s. Steves ' , and the CI, with business associates such as Twist King, Fat Charlie, Buddy and Tree. His Second Class year he became quite the ladies ' man taking Sem by storm. This was ended by someone else ' s hair- cut. During his spare moments, he became 281 ' s self-appointed gardener as " The Hawk " found himself owner of the only record cabinet in barracks to grow yellow daffodils over night. Gary will always remain one of the most personable members of our class, and we wish him all the luck in the world in whatever he may attempt. Frederick Morrison Werth, Jr. " Fred " English. Air Force, Pvt., Sgt. Maj.. Dean ' s List. French Club. Fencing Club, FIP. " The best of men is like water; Water benefits all things And does not compete with them. It dwells in (the lowly) places that all disdain. — Wherein it comes near to the Tao. " From the Too Teh Ching FREDERICK MORRISON WERTH, JR. Marion. Virginia Donnie Edward Wheatley " Wheats " Electrical Engineering, Marines. Pvt., Sgt., Rat Basketball, Rat Cross Country, Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse, Dean ' s List. IEEE, Ghetto Basketball League, Military Arrest Club. |ust four short years ago, VMI ' s own Gomer Pyle, Donnie Wheatley, entered Jackson Arch to trade his moonshine jug and bare feet for an M-l and a pair of combat boots. From that moment throughout his cadetship. " Wheats " has divided his time between collecting a boundless supply of friends, and proving to to them that cadet life doesn ' t always have to be dull. Donnie quickly adapted to military life after leaving those carefree days in the mountains. He adapted so well in fact, that he joined the Green Beret counterpart to the Navy, the Marine Corps. Finally, as a First Classman, Wheats ' dream of being " one of them thar Officers " became a reality when he was pro- moted to Supply Sergeant of F Company. How do you handle a 200 pound Marine? Ask Mary! We all wish Mary (she ' ll need it) and Donnie the best of luck. Robert Henry Wieler " Wheels " Electrical Engineering. Air Force, Pvt.. Rat Track. Dean ' s List, Hop and Floor. Young Re- publicans. Syosset. New York (three miles north of Hicksville) is responsible for Wheels and Ron Swaboda. The importance of this phenomenal feat is sometimes questioned, but there is no denying the uniqueness of our own " Ratso. " Bob was beside himself when he found a hometown boy to be his dyke, play mother, valet, and general handyman for him. They got along famously as long as the hay was down at the first free CP in the morning and it even got to the point that Rich handled the hay roll barehanded. Wheels came to Lexington to conquer NEB, but learned the technique of hibernation along the way and became the first sleep-in student to acquire a degree in EE in the Institute ' s long, illustrious history. Actually Rico loved the life at the Institute so much so that he only took one weekend in four years. (Which was close to the number of weekends he experienced in which he wasn ' t exess or on confinement]. Bob will long be remembered as a true friend and a believer in the reallv important things in life. Gordon Elam Williams " Williams " Chemistry. Artillery. Pvt., Rat Football. Rat Track, Varsity Track-Co-Captain, Southern Conference Champion Pole Vault. Dean ' s List. ASC. Tobacco Bowl Escort, Monogram Club, IGBA. Illinois Club-Sec. -Trea., President. Out- standing College Athlete in America. Having been raised in a VMI family. Gordon came to VMI with the right attitude — to some- how exist at this place for four years and graduate. To the surprise of many, he has suc- ceeded in doing just that, but not before he left a mark of his own on the Institute. Gordon was not only the first Keydet to catapault over 15 feet with a fibdrglass pole, but was able to stay in the top half of his curriculum while accumu- lating over 30 hours of D ' s. The originator of cheap thrills. Gordon could get high on buttered popcorn and to him. " speed " was doing better than 45 flat in the 440! Now that graduation is here, our hero looks forward to graduate school and the U.S. Army, while we. his Brother Rats, wish the best of luck to the biggest " hot-dog " of ' em all and a really great guy. GORDON ELAM WILLIAMS Park Ridge. Illinois WILLIAM PAUL WILLIAMS Rochester, Michigan CHARLES LUNSFORD WILLS, JR. Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina William Paul Williams " Willy " English, Air Force, Cpl„ Sgl.. LI., Rat Swim- ming, Dean ' s List, Honors in English, English Society, Debate Society, English-Speaking Union, English Tutor, Floor Committee, Mil- itary Industrial Complex Symposium. Garnett Andrews Program Director. FIP. Fire Fighters. Hop Committee-Business Manager. Cadet Lab Assistant. Few people have developed the ability to express themselves in as many ways and as well as this philosophical scotch drinker from the Motor City. Academics, the military, or social life — Willy is one of those individuals who can be all things to all people. He is always at the center of things, and his in- fluence can ' t but be constantly fell even though it may seldom be measured. As VMI ' s own apostle ol " hard rock " and the " electric funky, " he has nevertheless more than lived up to what the " man " calls a " citizen-soldier. " Mindful of the past record of the " soldier. " we can expect many good things to come from the " citizen. " There is no doubt that Willy will do well in the legal profession, as well as anything else he may feel obligated to en- hance with his own brand of integrity and dedi- cation. Here truly is " a man for all seasons. " Charles Lunsford Wills, Jr. " Twist King " History, Air Force. Pvt.. Rat Golf, Rat Wres- tling. Varsity Golf. YRC, Monogram Club. Hawk ' s Nest. From the golf courses in the booming metro- polis of R.. N.C., Chuck came to VM1 with a sense of duty and family tradition. Recovering from the initial shock that VMI does not confer " Twist " degrees, he struggled through his rat year, secure with the knowledge that his best firend did what he had to do and married Charlie ' s girl to keep him from worrying about the poor girl ' s future. Starting a collection of specials. Chuck forgot most of his Second Class year with a conve- nient case of amnesia, which seemed to start at Ring Figure when he forgot his date ' s name. The dam finally broke for our hero when he succumbed to the alluring charms of Penelope Pitstop. who seems to have a contract on him after graduation. Yes, she led our hero out of his life of crime with such shadv associates as " The Chick " , " Chicken-Hawk " . " The Kid " . " The Tree " , " Fat Charlie " and " Hunch-a- Bunch. " and put him on the straight and narrow. DONALD VERNON WALDRON WILLS Richardson, Texas Donald Vernon Waldron Wills " D. V. " History. Armor. Pvt.. Rat Football. Rat Wres- tling. Varsity Judo-State AAU ]udo Champion. Lacrosse. Rugby. Distinguished Military Stu- dent. Dean ' s List. IRC. Scuba Club. Tanker Platoon, Texas Club. Many years ago, in the land of our fore- fathers, a young man arrived in the East from out of that far western province of Texas, but fate did not smile upon him. and lo. he was transformed into a Rat. Don managed to sur- vive the worst VMI could provide and, despite his bi-semesterly applications to U.T.. he has remained with us for the duration. VMI (not to mention summer camp] has shown Don the true light, and this one-time militarist has now joined the ranks of the " enlightened ones. " We frequently found the boy from " Big D " at the Pine Room with some sweet honey from one of the local girls ' schools, although DV ' s memory of some of these infamous episodes seems to lie a bit hazy. Don ' s versatity and high standards of achievement have brought him successes ranging from State ]udo Champ to Dean ' s List grades, and should carry him into Grad School — though Wild Man Wills would be a shoe- in for Hell ' s Angles. Whichever path he chooses to take, we know he ' ll be a success. CROFTON BOYD WILSON Arlington, Virginia Crofton Boyd Wilson " C. B. " Electrical Engineering. Artillery, Cpl.. Sgt.. Lt., Rat Swimming. Distinguished Military Student . Dean ' s List, IEEE, AFC, Rangers, Cadet Battery. VRC. CB arrived at these hallowed halls, a novice to the system, even though an Army brat. Since then, first as a sergeant, and then as E. Co. XO. he has proven one of our more real- istic rankers. Crofton, who has borne the pains of the Institute in a noble fashion, (amid a del- uge of disapproved permits) has developed a discerning taste for the finer things of life: Doc ' s, the hayrack weekends (anywhere but Lexington], " Southern Comfort, " and fine women. It seems appropriate to wish our Brother Rat the best of luck, knowing that he will succeed in whatever he does, whether as an artillery- man, or as an engineer (if he lives through those conlinous nights of late study]. KENNETH RICHARD WILSON Brecksville. Ohio Kenneth Richard Wilson " Walking Death " History. Infantry. Cpl.. Sgt., Cpt.. Distin- guished Military Student, AFC. Rangers. YRC, Cadet Battery, Rifle Pistol Club-President, Hop Floor Committee, Fire Fighters, CADET Staff. Interstate Gun runner. If you tried to ask K.R. for his personal defi- nation of life, he would undoubtedly concur with Chairman Mao that all power emanates from the muzzle of a rifle. With that, the inter- view would be abruptly terminated with one of KR ' s " unusual " expletives. For reasons best known only to KR, he has chosen to keep most of the facets of his personality to himself. Rarely have people noticed how fiercely committed KR is to his chosen beliefs and per- sonal loyalties, for it is unusual for a man steeped in professionalism to show any marked concern for his contemporaries, as KR does. All he has asked in return is that we respect his commitment to his personal causes and private wars. ROBERT LEWIS WOOD Arlington. Virginia Robert Lewis Wood " Bob " " Woody " Electrical Engineering. Infantry. Fencing, IEEE, Amateur Radio Club. Given any combination of the little-bitty wires in his misc. box. Wood can produce any- thing from a stero-amp to a 300 volt shock for anyone grasping the door knob. All of this " practical application " finally paid off his Second Class year when he broke out of the Mallory and Scott Shipp slump and started pasting " A ' s " and " B ' s " on the EE grade sheets. Even with this improvement, he never lets academics interfere with his daily hibernation. Being an Air Force brat. Bob had hopes of stripes at VMI and an Air Force Commission, but now, thanks to his Third Class roommates, he has been converted to a clean-sleeved ground-pounder. We are sure that he will be a success in his chosen field — as long as he can get a couple of hours in the bag. GEORGE YURCHAK Arlington, Virginia George Yurchak " George " Electrical Engineering, Air Force. Pvt., IEEE, IRC, Bowling Team. Northern Virginia Club. Fire Fighters. Rest and relaxation best describe George ' s life at VMI for the past four years. According to some he seemed to sleep more than any cadet and yet have a good time. Amazingly, he always got his work done on time. He was always smiling and jovial, and was never one to let anything get him down. He also managed to keep a perfect record by stay- ing a private all four years. Now that he ' ll be graduating after four long years, we all wish him the best of luck in the future. THOMAS HENRY ZARGES Flourtown. Pennsylvania Thomas Henry Zarges " Z " Civil Engineering, Air Force, Cpl., Sgt., Cpt.. Who ' s Who, Rat Baseball. ROA Leadership Award, General Dynamics Award. ASCE. Lutheran Club. Honor Court, Ring Figure Com- mittee, AFC. Camp Cmdr. AF FTX. Posit Com- mittee-Chairman. Responsibility has always seemed to fit so naturally on Tom that it is impossible to avoid being optimistic about everything he does. He doesn ' t have to try to be a leader, he just is. Never before has the burden of R.C. been borne with such amiable confidence or natural dignity. Above all, " Z " has been an outstanding Brother Rat with the best interests of the Corps his first concern. Over a beer uptown or a cup of coffee in headquarters, Tom has been a good listener and a good friend, because he likes people and people can ' t help but like him In trying adequately to say what shoud be said about a guy who can go straight to the top of " the System " and still maintain his equilib- rium, we are hard-pressed to avoid becoming trite. It will just have to suffice, therefore, to sav that he is the best of the best. MM The Second Class Jan Essenburg, President Five thousand miles separate the two extremes of mankind ' s inherently am- bivalent nature: war and peace. Some of our friends have died in a war so controversial that it defies every ele- ment of logical delineation. Other friends have felt the overpowering ebullience that rain often nurtures; rain like that which fell at Woodstock. The graffiti is down this year. We came back to the Institute not in the early fall, but in the late summer. It all wasn ' t so disheartening though, for it was being repainted. We were able to catch a glimpse of the process of transformation. However, the trans- formation was not singularly character- istic of the surface features. For no longer were we third classmen. Pres- ently we found ourselves moving into rooms which had always seemed be- yond our reach, not because of the physical proximity but because of the real significance. Al Davis, Vice-Pre Longfellow said that " all things must change, to something new, something strange. " The inherent expectations which so often accompany a change in class has allowed any newness to affect us, at the worst, negligibly and oft- times apathetically. We are not so eas- ily swayed by that which is deserved. But there are no expectations in a change which brings a strangeness. Surely, there is something unusually different permeating the environs of the Institute. It is as if the new paint and the new privileges are trying to stifle the screams and cheers of far- away friends. The unexplainable strikes us peculiarly. Yes, the graffiti is down this year. Something is amiss. We know it. It was inevitable. Bobby Lockridge, Historian i VY, I 157 Gerald J. Acuff, Jr. Memphis, Tenn. James L. Adams Springfield. Va. Samuel T. Adams, Jr. The Plains. Va. James H. Aldous, Jr. Jacksonville. Fla. David G. Allen Clarksburg, W. Va. Thomas A. Beyer Cumberland. Md. Craig A. Biegel Huntingdon Valley, Pa. John D. Biggs Clarinda. Iowa Walter F. Billings Arlington, Va. Robert D. Bisaillon Orange, Conn. Monty A. Blankenship Roanoke, Va. Edwin H. Bodenheim, II Longview, Texas Armistead P. Booker, Jr. Charlottesville, Va. Luke M. Boyd, Jr. West Bridge water, Mass. A. Gilliam Bradshaw, III Norge, Va. John E. Brayshaw APO San Francisco, Calif. Donald W. Brown Roanoke, Va. Larry S. Brumback Middletown. Va. Warren J. Bryan Roanoke, Va. Oliver B. Bucher, III Temple Hills. Md. Hairston D. Burnette Martinsville, Va. William C. Buser Demarest, N.J. Peter R. Candler Roanoke, Va. Randolph O. Carroll, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Frank E. Caruso Alexandria, Va. James C. Caul Waynesboro. Va. John B. Caulfield APO San Francisco. Calif. Robert S. Christensen, Jr. Reva, Va. Richard G. Clampitt Dallas, Texas Richard L. Clary Richmond, Va. Ricky D. Cummings Virginia Beach, Va. Daniel W. Czupryna Salem. Mass. George J. Dancigers New Rochelle, N.Y. Albert M. Davis Virgina Beach, Va. Russell H. Driskill, Jr. Rustburg. Va. Reid M. Dudley Arlington, Va. James M. Dunlap, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. John A. Ebeling, Jr. Clifton, Va. David A. Ellington Lexington, Va. Jan L. Essenburg Warsaw. Ind. Kenneth H. Coleman Appomattox, Va. Anthony L. Conques Fairfax. Va. William M. Conway Forstburg, 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. Cranford Arlington, Va. Douglas R. Craven Laurel, Md. Gregory A. Fischer Hopewell. Va. Thomas A. Fitzgerald Hampton, Va. Robert C. Flanagan Alexandra, Va. Stephen C. Nogleman Alexandria, Va. Charles T. Forrest Evanston. 111. Paul D. Fraim Norfolk, Va. Sidney G. Friend, Jr. Falls Church, Va. Edward Frothingham, III Aiea Oahu. Hawaii MacDowell I. Garrett Roanoke. Va. Ronald L. Gault, Jr. Richmond. Va. James D. Gearhart Roanoke. Va. William H. Gentry, II Blacksburg, Va. William L. Ginder Dallas, Texas Roy M. Glass, Jr. Hopewell, Va. Timothy P. Golden Norfolk. Va. Steven W. Good Dayton. Va. Rorer J. Grant Danville. Va. James S. Gray Virginia Beach, Va. Ralph B. Groome Matoaca. Va. David M. Guffey Lima, O. John O. Guthrie Portsmouth. Va. Thomas F.Guthrie, III Belmar. N. J. Thomas W.Hall Ladvsmith, Va. Willard O. Hall Brattleboro, Vt. Charles F. Hamilton Lubbock. Tex. Erwin Hanke Somerset. N John H. Haring Gilbertsville.Pa JohnW. Harlin Blue Mound, I Bruce C. Harvey Lynchburg, Va. Robert A. Haywood Raleigh. N. C. James E. Heely Portsmouth, Va. John T. Hennessy Arlington. Va. Wayne W. Hepler, Jr. Merritt Island. Fla. David R. Honeywell APO New York, N. Y. Ross G. Horton Wilmette, 111. Albert H. Jacoby, Jr. Roanoke, Va. William J. Jamieson, Jr. Atlanta, Ga. Fontaine G. Jarman, III Roanoke Rapids, X. C. Ross V. Jernigan Newport News, Va. Robert S. Jones Takoma Park. Md. James R. Kelly Pulaski, Va. Jerome F. Kelly Reedville. Va. David H. Kennedy Chambersburg, Pa. Malcolm T. Kerley Falls Church, Va. David R. King Girard.Pa. Samuel H. Kirby, Jr. Wvtheville, Va. John G. R. Kreamer Arlington, Va. David J. Krug Gales Ferry. Conn. Robert R. LaMoe Minneapolis, Minn. Jackson W. Landham, III Griffin. Ga. David A. Lawler Orange, Va. mmmmmm. David L. Lawrence, Jr. Benlon, Tenn. Thomas W. Lawson Appomattox, Va. Terry L. Leake Luray. Va. Ronald L. Lewis Roanoke, Va. Charles B. Lindsey Alexandria, Va. Richard B.Littleton, Jr. Covington, Va. Richard M. Lloyd Springfield, Va. Robert S. Lockridge, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Thomas L. Loizzi Jacksonville. Fla. Steven M. Marks Panama. Canal Zone Thomas E. Martenstein Richmond, Va. Michael G. Martin Montgomery, Ala. Stephen C. Matthews Silver Spring, Md. Thomas J. Maxson Oradell, N. J. Hunter H. Mays, Jr. Covington, Va. Robert V. Mazzoni Trenton. N. J. Robert N. McEwan Bluemont. Va. John M. McGuigan, Jr. Branford. Conn. Donald R. McMath Cape Charles. Va. Ronald L. Meng Perkiomenville. Pa. John R. Metzger Falls Church. Va. Ned M. Mikula Virginia Beach. Va. Douglas B. Miles Lewisberry, Pa. Scott S. Miller Richmond. Va. James D. Morefield Abingdon, Va. Kirk R. Murray Houston, Tex. James R. Neale Arlington. Va. James M. Neikirk Norfolk. Va. Green Bay, Wis. John H. Nilon Clearwater, Fla. John P. Noon Hyattsville.Md. Michael T. North Charlottesville. Va. Marion D. Oakley, Jr. Richmond, Va. Barry L. O ' Donnell Richmond. Va. Edward P. O ' Loughlin, II Pompton Plains, N. J. Walter S. Otwell Portsmouth, Va. Paul L. Pace Pittsburgh. Pa. Oscar E. Padgett Bedford, Va. Mark A. Palmer Martinsburg. W. Va. James G. Pasco Richmond. Va. John M. Paton Alexandria, Va. Edward J. Patrick Salem, Va. Robert R. Patterson Charlottesville, Va. Charles F. Pearman Richmond. Va. Daniel E. Peer Vienna. Va. James W. Pendleton Roanoke. Va. Brewster Perry, Jr. Ivorvton. Conn. Jeffrey C. Peters Lexington. Va. Robert M. Pickral Lexington, Va. Kenneth R. Piernick West Springfield, Va. Allen R.Polls, Jr. Richmond, Va. Stephen C. Price Falls Church, Va. Medford G. Ramey, Jr. Richmond, Va. James L. Reid, Jr. Vienna, Va. Craig D. Rhodes APO New York. N. Y, George H. Robbins, Jr. Altavista. Va. Ellsworth M. Roberts, Jr. Newport News, Va. Charles C. Roder, Jr. Arlington, Va. Michael G. Rogers Glasser, N, J. John J. Ronayne 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. Shelhorn Alexandria, Va. David L. Schrader Glen Rock. N. ). Michael D. Schriver Chevy Chase. Md. George R. Sebekos Seaford. L.I.. N.Y. Richard E. N. Sedwick Luray. Va, James S. Sefick Cambria Heights. N Y. Arthur J. Shelter, Jr. Decatur, Ga. William F. Siebert, III Setauket, L.I., N.Y. Howard K. Simmons Alexandria, Va. John W. Slason, III Mobile. Ala. Randall L. Snow Ruckersville, Va. Robert J. Snyder Springfield, Va. Gary W. Souder Broadway, Va. Charles T. Sowers Martinsburg. W. Va. Richard J. Spence Coppersburg, Pa. Francis M. Sprinkel, Jr. Mechanicsville. Va. James H. Sprouse, III Charlottesville. Va. Richard M. Staley Arlington, Va. William L. Stallings Convent. NI. J. Richard R. Stegemerten Springfield, Va. William J. Stermer Newport, R. 1. William M. Stith, III Waverlv, Tenn. Michael A. Strickland Portsmouth, Va. Michael M. Strickler Virginia Beach, Va. Robert W. Sydnor, Lynchburg, Va. Joseph B. Tarlton Mount Pleasant, N. C. Alan I. Tashima Honolulu, Hawaii Donald E. Teague, Jr. Easton. Md. John F. Thomas Toledo. O. Mark H. Thompson San Diego. Calif. Craig R. Toussaint Westfield, N. J. David S. Tribolet Alexandria, Va. Edward L. Tucker Richmond. Va. Steven L. Turner Portsmouth, Va. Burton R. Tuxford, II Tequesta, Fla. Gerald W. Upton Centerville. Va. Charles M. Venable Cocoa Beach, I- ' la. Imre Volgyi Richmond, Va. Edward C. A. Wachtmeister Warrenton, Va. William F. Wadsworth, III Severna Park, Md. Kenneth A. Yorgey Boyertown, Pa. John R. Youell San luan.P.R. Andrew M. Yurchak Nesquehoning, Pa. John L. Zirkle Round Hill. Va. IfflT - K JohnJ.Walklet, III Weston, Conn. John A. Wall, Jr. High Point, N. C. Duronl A. Walton, Jr. Richmond, Va. Walter J. Ward, III 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. Douglas L. Wilkinson, Jr. Clarksville, Va. John M. Willis, III San Antonio, Tex. William H. Willis, III Chase City, Va. James P. Wise South Hill. Va. Robert E. Wiseman Harrisonburg, Va. Samuel T. Wright Arlington, Va. ? r J£R The Third Class Jim Barnes, President Vern Bielzel, Vice-President Change, Honor, Tradition This is the motto that the class of 1972 will wear next year on our rings, an event we look forward to with great anticipation. Our class has been involved with change since the very day our " ratline " ended, and remained concerned with changes the en- tire way through our third class year. We have witnessed more alterations this year than anyone would have thought possible, changes which seem to make the VMI sys- tem a little easier to live under, yet do not detract from the pride involved with being a VMI man. As the class of 1972, we have this year only begun to realize the importance of working for one class and for the Virginia Military Institute. What we have been in- volved with this year, blazers, ring designs, parties, and money-raising projects for our ring figure, has only laid the ground work from which we must begin to prove our- selves as a class. It is from this point that we must begin to improve ourselves and the VMI. Phil Smith, Historian Along with the need for change, we have also acknowledged the necessity for tradi- tion, There are those traditions which are antiquated and serve no purpose for a cadel in these times, yet there are those traditions which create bonds among all graduates of VMI, no matter what year they graduate. These are the traditions which mean some- thing to us, and make the Virginia Military Institute unique. These are the traditions which we desire to preserve for cadets who will follow us. Our obligation as a class will not end next year when we place our rings on our fin- gers. It will be our job to help to supply the answers to the problems which will face the VMI and make this a better institution be- cause of it. We must seek the changes needed at the VMI while at the same time holding relentlessly to the traditions that are of value in the making of a VMI man. If we seek to do these things with a sincere effort, we will maintain the high standards of honor and dignity which we prize above all at the Virginia Military Institute. John S. Archer, III Midlothian. Va. Christopher M. Arey Washington, D. C. John B. Ashcraft Atlanta, Ga. Gennaro A. Aveta Flemington. N ' . [. James K. Bailey Roanoke, Va. Norris W. Bass Lynchburg, Va. Fredric L. Bauer Williamsburg, Va. Ralph M. Beerbower Uniontovvn, Pa. William R. Beerbower Toughkenamon. Pa. Vernon L. Beitzel Grantham, Pa. Jackson M. Ahlstedt Miami. Fla. Charles M. Alberto Charlotte, N. C. Bradford W. Allen Birmingham, N. J. Frederick C. Allison Eaton, Ohio William D. Andrews Farmville, Va. Robert M. Bailey Uniondale, N. Y. Robert V. Bailey, III Arlington, Va. James M. Barker Ramtol. 111. James H. Barnes, Jr. Martinsville, Va. James B. Bartley Hampton, Va. Richard K. Bishop, Jr. Jacksonville. Fla. ames R. Bell, Jr. Front Royal, Va. Thomas M. Belton Rockledge. Fla. Robert B. Benham Honeoye Falls, N. Y. Robert A. Benson Coudersport, Pa. James L. Bersson Falls Church, Va. Raymond E. Blair, Jr. Birmingham, Ala. ■■MH =3 Steven C. Blair Pittsburgh, Pa. Charles L. Board Wilmington. Del. Arthur P. Bona Alexandria, Va. Daniel Bond, III Vernon, Tex. William M. Bordwine Bristol, Va. ReesT. Bowen, VII Pounding Mill, Va. William G. Bragg Santurce, P. R. Gary F. Brant Springfield, Va. Steven G. Breeding Lebanon, Va. Irving L. Brittle Richmond. Va. Thomas O. Brock Harrisonburg, Va. Henry A. Bruno Burgettstown, Pa. Richard S. Bryan Rockford. 111. Geoffrey L. Bull Wayne, Pa. Robert W. Burns Bethesda, Md. Eugene C. Caldwell Richmond, Va. Tazewell M. Carrington, IV Richmond, Va. Kenneth A. Chacey Markham, Va. Walter L. Chalkley Richmond, Va. Edward R. Channel Portsmouth, Va. Jeffrey H. Chell Glen Ridge, N. J. David H. Childers Roanoke, Va. Philip E. Clayton Lexington, Va. Timothy R.Cleland Albuquerque. N. M. John M.Cobb Bovce. Va. William C. Collier Fairfax. Va. Kim B. Colls Vinton, Va. Richard G. Condit McLean. Va. David E. Condon, Jr. Denbigh, Va. Charles E. Conklin, Jr. Roanoke, Va. William K. Cooper Gibsonia, Pa. Vincent M. Cox, III Roanoke, Va. Stanford W. Crane, Jr. Montville. N. J. Charles C. Crim New Market. Va. Joel P. Crowe Portsmouth. Va. William D. Cupit Cherry Point, N. C. NolanS. Cutler, III Newport News, Va. Kevin A. Daigh Goochland, Va. William E. Daniel, III Richmond, Va. Thomas T. Daniels on Air, Va. Douglas M. Davenport Cincinnati, O. Andrew L. Davis Freeport, Me. Robert A. Depew Staunton. Va. Richard H. Deranek, Jr. Alexandria, Va. Talmage L. Dillon Winston-Salem, N. C. Jon R. DiMarco Earlysville, Va. James F. Doyle, Jr. Virginia Beach, Va. Gerald R. Dudeck Arlington, Va. Robert E. Duncan Atlanta. Ga. ft ws 3PB9!9P$!? zTt Galbraith, David S. i Kalamazoo, Mich. Michael E. Gaulding Tehran, Iran George W. Goodrow, III Staunton, Va. Harry W. Gore, Jr. Hampton, Va. William H. Dunlap Lexington Va. Paul G. Dunn Flushing N. Y. John E. Durst Lyons, Ga. Stephen B. Dzialo Triangle, Va. Walter A. Edens, Jr. ' Richmond, Va. Thomas A. Edwards Oxon Hill, Md. Chester F. Elliot, III Franklin, N.J, James P. Embrey The Plains, Va. Richard H. Faught Pittsburgh, Pa. Robert T. Ferguson, III Charlotte, N. C. John F. Fick, III Triangle, Va. Marc L Fielder Roanoke, Va. Camden R. Fine Jefferson City. Mo. Douglas C. Finlayson Rockville.Md. William M. Finney Roanoke. Va. William C. Fitzhugh Richmond. Va. Scott C. Fleetwood Dover. Del. Dale M. Flick Youngstown, O. Richard W. Flowers Findlay. O. Alan S. Fojt Alliance. O. Frank L. Foley Hopewell, Va. William C. Foster Martinsville, Va. John R. Freeman, Jr. Richmond. Va. John W. Freiermuth New City. N. Y. Walter E. Galanty, Jr. Detroit, Mich. I %V i Robert M. Gore Norfolk, Va. Paul A. Gorski North Haven, Conn. William P. Greene Charles City, Va. Gregory M. Griffith Aurora, O. Richard C. Griffith Fairfax, Va. Peter F. Grojean McLean, Va. Scott T. Haas Granada Hills. Calif. Richard A. Hack Ft. Lewis, Wash. Charles B. Hall Ft. Walton Beach. Fla. David B. Hall Falls Church, Va. Frederick P. A. Hammersen El Paso, Texas Jack K. Hamsher Chambersburg, Penn. George W. 1 larrell Charlottesville, Va. Brinton K. Harrison Woodbridge. Va. Lee R. Harrison Lexington, Va. Roger O. Hart Chase City, Va. Thomas C. Hathaway, III Chesapeake. Va. Zeno F. Henninger Butler, Pa. Gerard W. Higgins Pearl River, N.Y. Lee O. Hill, Jr. Rogers. Ark. Carsten H. Hillson Philadelphia, Penn. Steve E. Hively Bridgewater, Va. Charles F. Holsen Tucson. Ariz. Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. Laredo, Texas James G. S. Home Ft. Monmouth. N.J. Lawrence E. Houseworth Springfield, Va. Wade L. Houston Ramsey. N.|. A PO John P. Hughes, IV Lynchburg, Va. Stanley C. Huie Bedford, Mass. Theodore J. Kirk Barboursville. W. Va Harvey M. Kneisc Phoenixville, Pa. Joseph H. Knick Staunton, Va. George Kosovic, Jr. Haddonfield, N.J. Arthur E. LaGarde, Jr. Springfield, Va. Graydon T. Lahmers Massillon. O. Ronnie C. Lau Hong Kong, B.C.C. Thomas P. Lavery Uniontown.Pa. Peter I. Leadbetter Hopewell, Va. Steven 0. Hunt Lancaster, Pa. James C. Ingram I [ampton, Va. William Irby Blackstone, Va, Larry R.Jefferson Martinsville. Va. Miles S. Johnson, Jr. Rawlings, Va. Christopher R. Jones Dallas. Tex. Richard S. Jones Mt. Holly. N.J. Richard M. Kennedy FPO New York. N.V. Michael E. King Portsmouth, Va. Christopher J. Kinsler New Orleans, La. Tommy E. Leemon Norfolk, Va. Roger R. Lodi Youk, Pa. Joseph M. Logan Easton, Md. William H. Long Jacksonville. Fla. Robert A. Lynch Melbourne. Fla. Douglas B. MacLean Friendly.Md. Robert M. MacMeccan, Jr Hampton. Va Joseph E. Martin, Jr Lexington, Va John H. Martin Jr Richmond. Va Robert E. Maxfield Fairfax, Va. Edwin W. Mazzanti Virginia Beach. Va. Herbert L. McCulloch Buchanan. Va. Alan W. McElroy Washington, N.J. Joel L. McGrady Strasburg. Va. Kimberly N. McGrath Richmond. Va. James A. McLeod Fairfax, Va. Richard A. McNutt II Herndon. Va. Walter H. Meier III Milford. O. Jack G.Miller Newport News, Va. Richard J. Minor Prince George. Va. Thomas B. Moncure Alexandria, Va. Terry G. Montgomery Boulder City. New William P. Moore, Jr. Richmond, Va. Joseph D. Morgan Cristobal. Canal Zone Francis M. Mullen, Jr. Springfield. Va. William L. Mundie, Jr. Springfield. Va. Christopher C. Murphy Wilson. N.C. Marvin E. Murphy Aliquippa. Pa. Robert A. Murray, III McMurray, Pa. Stephen Naar Panama, Republic of Panama Joseph P. Nealon Hampton. Va. Douglas A. Nichols Winchester. Va. r rr. Thomas A. Nogay Weirton, W. Va. Stephen C. Nunnally Old Bethpage, N.Y. Michael J. Oglesby Richmond. Va. William A. Opipare Pittsburgh, Pa. Charles L. Overby uena Vista, Va. James D. Pagones ghkeepsie. N.Y. Jack R. Palmer Suffolk. Va. Steven W. Palmer Boylston, Mass. Ronald W. Pamperl Roanoke, Va. Louis S. Pappas Birmingham. Ala. Richard S. Pitman Roanoke. Va. John Pittenger Miami, Fla. Harold W. Plott Lexington. Va. John T. Pool Richmond. Va. William H. Powley, Jr. Silver Spring. Md. .S to Lewis M. Preas Portsmouth, Va. Frank M. Price, Jr. Exeter. Va. Luther D. Pritchard, Jr. Hopewell. Va. Ralph A. Redmond Midlothian, Va. Jerry S. Renfro Louisville. Ky. Kurt O. Renz Springfield, Va. Charles W. Rex, III Orlando. Fla. Edward M. A. Robbins Eastville, Va. John M. Robinson Lexington. Va. Peter H. Rogers Kensington. Mch. Dwight C. Rowland Darien, Conn. Robert B. Ruthven Hamden, Conn. Valentino J. Sartini, III Salem. Va. Stephen S. Sauliner Alexandria, Va. John E. Sayers, Jr. Staunton, Va. William L. Schafer, Jr. Bridgeport. O. Michael J. Schramm Hanover. N.H. Robert C. Schwartz Lynchburg, Va. Paul T. Sciacchitano Flushing, N.Y. Lee M. Seibert Hummelstown, Pa. Earl F. Selby, III McLean. Va, John T. Short San Francisco. Calif. Mark W. Simmons Narrows, Va. Thomas A. Simpkins Indian Valley, Va. Carlton R. Smith Portsmouth. Va. Kevin E. Smith Bronx, NY. Phillip N.Smith Portsmouth. Va. Wilbur Smith Newport News, Va. William F. Smith tsmoulh, Va. James E. Snead, III Richmond, Va. James M. Snead Fairfax. Va. Louis E. Solomon, III Midlothian. Va. Gale F. Sommers Brownstown. Ind. Salvatore Spada Hartford. Conn. Sterling R. Spencer Coronado, Calif. Vaipot Srinual Washington. D.C. William W. Spyker Blackstone, Va. David A. Stauss Falls Church, Va. William K. Stephens, III Mechanicsville. Va. Robert V. Stransky Beltsville.Md. Geoffrey A. Straughn Round Pond. Me. John H. Styer, Jr. Chevy Chase. Md. William D. Sullivan Titusville, Fla. Brad G. Swingle Richmond, Va. Earl L. Szydlowski, Jr. Lynchburg. Va. Craig L. Taylor San Angelo, Tex. John M. Teubner Andrews AFB.Md. William P. Thedford N. Hollywood. Calif. Guy R. Thomas Thomaston, Ga. Alfred G. Thomason, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Christopher R. Thompkins, Jr. Richmond. Va. Harry Topliss, III Atlanta. Ga. Dennis P. Traubert St. Charles. 111. Linwood H. Tucker, Jr. Vinton. Va. Andrew L. Turner, III Roanoke, Va. Francis M. Turner, III Biloxi, Miss. Jeremy S. Tyree Fair Haven. N.J. Charles T. Urquhart, III Norton AFB. Calif. Richard E. Valentine, Jr Newport News. Va Richmond L. Vaughn, Jr Blackstone, Va Sopon Vekavakayanondha Washington. D.C. Richard J. Vogel Flushing. N Steven H. Walker Findlay. O. Louis S. Walker Washington. D.C. Herman B. West, III Newport News, Va. Kenneth W. Wester Falls Church. Va. Robert E. Wagner Alexandria. Va. John W. Walker, Jr. Fairfax, Va. JfiRiflWI !MW » njy ■ ' •• .-. • ' ' Donald P. Wetzel Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Courtney B. Wheeler Springfield, Va. William H. Widner, Jr. Buena Visla, Va. Borguslaw J. Wierzbicki Trenton, N.J. Charles G. Wigner Fort Huachuca. Ariz. Philip L. Wilderson, Jr. Hampton. Va. George B. Williams Newport News. Va. Thomas W. Williamson, Jr. Harrisonburg. Va. Richard W. Wilson Arlington, Va. Charles L. Winstead, Jr. Franklin. Va. Michael J. Woloshuk, Jr. East Poi nt. Ga. Raymond H. Woodall, III Parkersburg, W.Va. Frank R. Woollard Portsmouth, Va. Norman J. Worrell Annandale. Va. James J. Yolda, Jr. Warrenton, Va. Jacob H. Yost, III Winchester, Va. William N. Youell San Juan. Puerto Rico Wayne S. Young Virginia Beach. Va. The Fourth Class A Renaissance was ours to experience. We were em- barking upon a course in which we would purge the innermost part of ourselves and attempt to find our priorities. Slowly drawn into the inner sanctum of the VMI. each of us has changed, no longer leading the su- perficial lives which we treasured and clinged to throughout our early years. Each of the upper classes intimately know the trials which we have experienced; yet paradoxically, they are far removed from those early endeavors. For we as a class have both seen and been the object of the most far-reaching and numerous innovations ever to pene- trate the stone walls of 130 vears of tradition. llM ti if ' if ■Jr ■B " " " ' ■■ pH»»««ai 1 r H B J Br ' ' ' fj ' £ ' •. •• ' ' ■ " .• - ■ % ■•■TV VMI has changed greatly in the past three years and it will change even more in the next three. This is the challenge which faces the Class of 1973; its foundations of honor, loyalty, and integrity. This is our challenge and it also is our awesome responsibility, our responsi- bility to ourselves, to the " Old Corps " and most of all, our responsibility to all those who follow us. Anthony R. Acampora McLean, Va. James A. Ackley Lynchburg, Va. Maurice B. Adelson, IV Memphis, Tenn. James Alberto Charlotte, N. C. David J. Alexander Hampton, Va. James L. Allen Richmond. Va. Francis J. Anderson Fork Union, Va. Mark R. Anderson Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Stephen C. Arthur Lynchburg, Va. Bartholomew G. Babiak New Brunswick, N. J. Robert M. Ball Shadyside, O. Richard A. Bancke Syosset, N. Y. Douglas W. Basham Roanoke, Va. Alexis S. Basinski, Jr. Wiesbaden, Germany Douglas K. Baumgardner Washington, Va. Hunter S. Beach Beattyville, Kv John F. Beadle, Jr Pottsville.Pa Nolon J. Benson, Jr Murfreesboro. Tenn Burton F. Bigoney, Jr Fredericksburg, Va Gary Black Arlington, Va. John W. Boland Jackson, Miss. Rollin D. Booton Chester, Va. Donald W. Boucher APO San Francisco. Calif. Walter D. Bowden Somerville, N. I. Donald E. Bowler Falmouth, Va. Mac A. Bowman Thomson, Ga. Thomas E. Brighton, Jr. Wallingford. Pa. George A. Brooks Danville, Va. Arvin H. Brown, III La Jolla, Calif. Charles A. Brown Staunton, Va. Douglas R. Brown Wilmington, Del. Loraine C. Brown Schlater, Miss. Robert B. Brown Smithfield, N. C. Stanton H. Brown, Jr. Lee Hall, Va. Richard L. Bugbee, Jr. Burnsville. Minn. Michael A. Burke FPO San Francisco, Calif. Thomas J. Burke Walpole. Mass. Michael W. Burks Richmond, Va. George L. Burris Radford, Va. John R. Burton, Jr. Richmond, Va. Robert L. Bushnell Martinsville. Va. Donald S. Caldwell Fincastle. Va. Thomas S. Call Richmond, Va. Mark B. Camper Buchanan. Va. Neil R. Carlson Norfolk, Mass. Paul H. Carlton Richmond. Va. VvV.V- Tfc? Wesley W. Carr, Jr. Chesapeake, Va. Tommy G. Cales Kannapolis, N. C. Lawrence J. Cerruti Arlington, Va. Stephen W. Chadwick Salinas, Calif. James J. Chalkley Richmond, Va. Bruce R. Chambers Punxsutawney, Pa. Joseph C. Cini New Castle, Del. John J. Ciriaco Bayville, N. Y. Thomas R. Clark, III Gaithersburg, Md. Richard W. Clarke Glenville, Conn. Thomas R. Clarke Petersburg, Va. William S. Clements Warsaw, Va. Carter L. Cole Fork Union, Va. Paul T. Collins, III Norfolk, Va. Stephen B.Colwell Moneta, Va. Edward S. Conlan Hampton, Va. James M. Cook Arlington, Va. Philip C. Coulter Roanoke, Va. James D. Crance, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Robert B. Crotty Dallas. Tex. John A. Cullipher Chesapeake, Va. William M. Cumming, Jr. Hampton, Va. James A. Curtis, Jr. Vienna, Va. James S. Davidson, Jr. Philadelphia, Pa. Ashton W. Davis, III Portsmouth. Va. Harvey M. Dickson Ion Air, Va. John J. DiGiovanni Washington, D. C. Ronald D. Dixon Clintwood, Va. Ronald R. Dodson n Air, Va. oseph J. Duffy, Jr. Landisville, N. J. Douglas A. Dunkle Meadville. Pa. Lawrence E. Edwards Coronado, Calif. John D. England Claremont, Va. PaulX. English, III Conowingo, Md. Edward W. Faulkner Glasgow, Va. John M. Fisher Charleston, W. Va. Dennis M. Flanagan Erie, Pa. William F. Flood, III Edgewater, Md. Paul D. Forehand Chesapeake, Va. Glen M. Fowkes, Jr. Syracuse, N. Y. Wayne A. Fox Cridersville, Ohio Howard J. Frank Richmond, Va. Leonel Garcia Naples, Fla. Lawrence A. Gay Plantation, Fla. Edward L. Gibson, III Levittown. N. Y. George S. Goodwin, III Mineral, Va. Larry R. Gordon Bristol, Va. Michael L. Gravely Norfolk. Va. Garland Gray, II Waverly, Va. Richard H. Gribling Montgomery, Ala. James R. Griffith Anderson, Ind. John M. Guidry Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Charles T. Gundlach Springfield, Va. Joseph A. Guthrie Annandale, Va. Edward A. Hall Queens Village. N. Y. Fred O. Hall, Jr. Rockv Mount, Va. John R. Hall Staunton. Va. Gary D. V. Hankins Newport News. Va. Thomas S. Hargis Portsmouth, Va. Frank D. Harris Staunton. Va. Lucius A. Harrison, III Camp Lejeune, N. C. James S. Harvey Vienna. Va. Terry L. Howlett Radford. Va. George T. Hughey Chesapeake. Va. Clarence R. Hunley, III Norfolk, Va. Douglas R. Huthwaite Falls Church, Va. Paul A. Jalbert Richmond, Va. Anthony J. Jaworski St. Clairsville, O. Thomas F. Jennings Richmond. Va. Thomas G. Jones, IV Franklin. Va. FentonG. Jordan, III Norfolk. Va. Ralph G.Jordan Newport News, Va. Timothy B. Hassell Springfield. Va. Charles M. Havasy Falmouth, Va. John R. Hayes, Jr. McKenney, Va. James W. Heine White Plains, N. Y. Michael A. Holleran Pittsburgh, Pa. Gregory M. Hoover Crete E ' j ' HPWoJ Frank J. Joyce Richmond. Va. Kenneth M. Kalisky Rocka way Park. N. V. John F. Kearney, Jr. Chester, Pa. Michael Y. Kenneally Norfolk, Va. Charles R. Kinsey Hapeville, Ga. John W. Kiracofe, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Donald M. Kirkpatrick, Jr. Richmond, Va. Donald T. Kiscaden Staunton, Va. James D. Kitchen Hopewell, Va. John M. Knoll Madison Heights, Va. Alexander O. Kor Falls Church, Va. Craig L. Kugelberg Franklin Park. 111. John M. Landry Togus. Me. Stephen B. Lane Ruther Glen, Va. Harold W. Laughlin, Jr. Kirkwood, Mo. Gregory L. Lecklitner Lafayette, Ind. John C. Leon Alexandria. Va. George B. Ligon, Jr. Emporia, Va. David C. Ling Sturbridge, Mass. Lee S. Lingamfelter Richmond, Va. Robert S. Lingo Norfolk. Va. Thomas C. Linn Dallas. Tex. Ralph S. Littreal, Jr. Cripple Creek. Va. Hugh C. Long, II Augusta. Ga. Joseph M. Looney Wytheville. Va. Ronald H. Love Pittsburgh, Pa. Robert Luther, Jr. Monroeville, Pa. Richmond P. Lykins, Jr. Kenova.W. Va. Philip A. Lynch Loudonville. N. Y. Gerald J. Macaluso Lockport, N. Y. Michael R. MacKenzie Singers Glen, Va. Robert C. Maling, Jr. San Antonio, Tex. Robert J. Marks Alexandria. Va. Earnest R. Marshall Woodlawn, Va. Dennis C. Martin Alexandria, Va. Ronald P. Martin Worth, 111. Gerald H. Mathews Newport News, Va. Gregory N. Mayes McLean. Va. Hubert L. Mays, Jr. Lynchburg, Va. Wayne K. McAuliffe Ashland, Mass. Scott F. McCarthy Bethesda. Md. Norris E. McClain, Jr. Norfolk. Va. Kevin J. McClintock Suffern, N. Y. Timothy W. McConnell Pittsburgh. Pa. David A. McCown Roanoke. Va. Mark D. McCrory Atlanta. Ga. Charles M. McCurdy East Point, Ga. Michael F. McGovern West Roxbury, Mass. Christopher M. McGreer Fairfax, Va. Maurice S. McNamara Lynchburg. Va. Robert E. L. McNeely, Jr. Danville, Va. Russell H. Meers, Jr. Atlanta. Ga. William M. Midkiff Martinsville. Va. Rodney J. Miles Saxis. Va. Jeffrey L. Minch Long Branch, N. J. Thomas M. Moncure, Jr. Stafford, Va. Grant L. Moses, Jr. Nashville, Tenn. Douglas J. Muirhead Miami. Fla. Thomas E. Murray, Jr. Lynbrook. N. Y. Tommy D. Napier Huntington. W. Va. Robert B. Newman, Jr. Youngstown, N. Y. Temple R. North, Jr. Lynchburg. Va. David P. Northcraft Cumberland, Md. William D. Owens, Jr. Annandale. Va. James N. Parks Danville. Va. Marion D. Payne Newport News. Va. Arthur L. Pendleton Roanoke. Va. James M. Persons, Jr. Reston. Va. Charles A. Peters Roanoke. Va. John W. Pinner, III Suffolk. Va. Maurice A. Powers, Jr. Huntington. W. Va. Donald R. Poyner LangleyAFB, Va. John C. Raffo Kennett Square, Pa. Steven R. Ray East Point. Ga. John W. Read Hampton, Va. Jimmie L. Reeves Abernathv. Tex. Corey D. Regelin Pittsburgh. Pa. James E. Reid Roanoke. Va. Robert R. Reid, III New Orleans. La. Donald L. Reisch, Jr. Harrisburg. Pa. Warren J. Richards Richfield, Utah Darrell C. Rickmond, Jr. Surry, Va. John T. Riding Winchester, Va. Barry S. Robertson Oceanport, N. J. Dean J. Robinson Seattle. Wash. Richard B. Rogers Camp Springs, Md. Robert A. Rolley Cherry Hill, N. Alan P. Romatowski East Brunswick, N. J. Robert H. Romm Movock, N. C. Bernard B. Roue Fredericksburg, Va. William E. Rowley Rochester, N. Y. Milton A. Salter Silver Spring. Md. Sidney J. Sampson, Jr. Beltsville. Md. Jared B. Schopper, Jr. Springfield, Va. William S. Schwasta East Orange. N. J. Robert A. Sciacchitano Flushing, N. Y. Stuart M. Seaton, Jr. Richmond. Va. William W. Sedr, Jr. Falls Church, Va. William I. Seegert Hartland. Wis. John T. Semmel Timonium, Md. Winbon C. Shackleford Alexandria, Va. Gary Shick Goldsboro, N. C. Gary J. Shope Huntingdon. Pa. Victor B. Shumate Tampa, Fla. Donald M. Sims Fairfax, Va. Mark H. Skupien Gallitzin, Pa. Dorsey J. Smallwood Aliquippa, Pa. Dean A. Smith Plainfield, N. ]. Michael M. Smith Lansdale, Pa. Steven D. Smith Columbus, O. Thad L. Smith Ft. Worth, Tex. Thomas O. Smith, IV Selma, Ala. Henry L. Smithson Newport News, Va. William E. Spencer Portsmouth. Va. Peter D. Sprinkle Buchanan, Va. Charles M. Steelman Richmond. Va. William H. Stephens Richmond, Va. John D. Sterrett Woodbridge, Conn. Stephen W. Stith San Anselmo, Calif. George F. Stock, III Hollandale, Miss. [hernias A. Stockebrand Somerville, N. J. Stephen S. Stokwitz Annandale, Va. Patrick M. Stone Camp Springs, Md. William F. Stoner Monroe, Mich. Oraphut Sukswai Washington. D. C. David J. Sutherland Hobart, Ind. David H. Swab Kennett Square, Pa. John R. Sykes Indianapolis, Ind. Gregory M. Tamez Alexandria, Va. ;3HBfl| i_ ' , 71 s«F -4 v • •i John J. Tamez Alexandria. Va. Nathan S. Tanner Roanoke, Va. James G. Tapley, Jr. Roanoke. Va. Rick E. Tarell Mechanicsburg. Pa. Anusorn Teptada Washington, D. C. Blake W. Thomas Los Angeles, Calif. Jules S. Thomas Vienna, Va. James T. Thomas, IV Cruger, Miss. James A. Thomaselli Follansbee, W. Va. Robert P. Thompson Colonial Heights, Va. John W. Thyson Vienna. Va. Matthew M. Tignor Virginia Beach, Va. Walter L. Tillman, Jr. Wynnewood, Pa. George M. Tisdale, III Chase City, Va. Roland J. Tiso, Jr. Pelham, N, Y. Reuben F. Trant, III Virginia Beach. Va. Robert L. Trotta Levittown, Pa. Webb L.Tyler Richmond, Va. Malon S. Updike Charlottesville, Va. Robert W. Vanderspiegel Glen Rock. New Jersey William O. van Deusen Front Royal, Va. George S. Walsh, HI Virginia Beach, Va. Peter D. Walters Washington, D. C. Howard B. Weatherford, HI Richmond, Va. Roger L. Webb Staunton, Va. Mark A. Weiss Richmond, Va. William T. Wells, Jr. Waynesboro, Va. Antone Wessendorff, II LaPorte, Texas William C. West Nelsonia, Va. Hugh C. White El Paso. Texas Thomas G. Wilkinson Arrington, Va. Ferris E. Williams, Jr. Roanoke, Va. Daniel G. Williamson Conyers, Ga. John D. Wilson Somerset, Kv. Robert S. Woods Pontiac. Mich. David A. Woody Lexington, Va. Edgar D. Woomer, Jr. Baltimore. Md. Klaus J. Worrell Roanoke, Va. James W. Wrenn Richmond, Va. Walter E. Wright Lynchburg, Va. Joseph R. Wyatt, HI Lynchburg, Va. Cary I. Yanagi Dallas, Texas Glenn M. Younes Bethesda, Md. Kirk F. Young Wilton, Conn. | H •rj v « I Corp mm 9HL Regimental Commander Thomas H. Zarges REGIMENTAL STAFF Ben Harvey, III Regimental Operations Sgt. Robert W. Hart Regimental Supply Sergeant Ronald A. Henry Regimental Sergeant Major Philip R. Anderson Captain, S-l Richard E. Schellhammer Captain, S-3 Kenneth R. Wilson Captain, S-4 Michael B. Carruth Color Sergeant Blick Blickensderfer Roger Call Grey Chandler Dick Cheatham Jim Dawson Howie DeWolf Mike Ferrari Mark Gold Warren Grasty Bob Hawthorne Chip Humphrey Tappey [ones Dave Keller Bruce Kirchner Glenn Kuntz Chips Lanier Jack Mace Jerry Pence Bruce Rambo BobRandle Kent Sclussel Mike Shealy Neil Steverson Gary Tyler Jerry Van Lear Warren Wagner Bob Wood Jim Adams Mark Anderson Meredith Barklev Bill Beckner Butch Bradshaw Greg Fischer Sid Friend Bill Ginder John Haring Ross Je rnigan Dave King Sam Kirby Bob Mazzoni Jeff Peters Bob Petrola BobPickral Steve Ringenberg George Robbins Charlie Roder Bruce Rush John Saunders Dick Sedwick Rich Staley Gerry Upton Ken Yorgey JR Bell Bob Benham Rick Bishop Rees Bowen Rick Bryan Ed Channel John Cobb Doug Davenport Bill Finnev AJFojt John Freiermuth George Goodrovv I l.i rr Gore Paul Gorski Tom Hathaway Zeno Henninger Chuck Holsen Larry Houseworth Harvey Kneisc George Kosovic Ronnie Lau Bommie Meier Terry Montgomery Mike Mullen DougPritchard Dave Stauss Jerry Tyree Rich Banke Johnny Benson Mike Burke George Burris Neil Carlson Wesley Carr Steve Chadwick Tom Clarke P D Forehand Jim Griffith John Hayes Clarence Hunley Doug Huthwaite Tommy Jennings Steve Lane Scott Lingo Tim McConnell Jim Reeves Warren Richards Barry Robertson Allan Romatovvski Don Sims Dean Smith Bill Spencer John Sterrett Nathan Tanner Webb Tyler Bill Van Deusen Tom Wilkinson Klaus Worrelll ' lg.W£ r WGL ' - " . Band Company STATE : OBJECTS- OF- HONEST- PRIDE-TO THEIR.- INSTRUCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN • SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROVD- OF- HER- FAME ■ AND ■ READY- W ■ EVERY-TIME- OF • DEEPEST • PERIL TO ■ VI N DILA« Jd£R -ftdlOi FIRST BATTALION Carson L. Tucker Battalion Commander Frederick M. Werth, Jr. Battalion Sergeant Major Joshua C. Hanks Battalion Operations Sgt. • ■ ■ Alpha Company Kerry R. Newberry Company Commander William M. Curtis, Jr. Executive Officer R. Leonard McClure Lieutenant Dewey P. George, Jr. Lieutenant Captain Pete E. Elkins Company Tactical Officer Dave Axelson Fred Carver Cy Dolph Charlie For Bob Hockley Dave Hoffman Kerry Newberry BobParenl Cloudy Perrow Fred Phillips Waite Rawls Rod Shu Mike Sisler Steve Talley WallyWadf ' ord Gordon Williams Dave Allen John Ashman Mike Baxter Bill Beattie Buzzie Booker John Brayshaw Pete Candler )ohn Caulfield Dave Coulter Chris Councill George Dancigers John Ebeling fan Essenburg Charlie Forrest ]im Gearhart Bill Gentry Bob Haywood Bill lamieson Bob [ones |ohn Kreamer Tom Maxson Doug Miles Scott Miller John Nilon John Noon Mike North Paul Pace Ed Patrick Worth Roberts Bill Rose Dave Schrader | im Wilder Jack Ahlstedl (im Hartley Wayne Bass Jim Bersson Steve Breeding Craig Caldwell WaltChalkley Dave Childers Tim Cleland Paul Dunn Walter Edens Richard Faughl Bob Ferguson Camden Fine Scott Fleetwood Mike Gaulding Rick Griffith Carsten Hillson Steve Hunt Albert Johnson Mike King Tom Kirk Joe Martin Doug Nichols Steve Nunnally Tip Palmer Lou Pappas Bob Patrick Randy Piddington Raymond Pinkard John Pittenger Bill Schafer Bob Schwartz Wilbur Smith Jim Snead Sterling Spencer Viapot Srinual John Styer Mike Teubner BillThedford Harry Topliss Wayne Young Tony Acampora Barl Babiak Huh Ball Kent Buckingham Dick Bugbee Bob Burns JimChalklej Joe Cini Carter Cole Steve Contan Jim Cook Paul English Wayne Fox Tim Gundlach George Hinkle Greg Hoover Paul Jalbert Tony Jaworski Fenton Jordan George Ligon Tom Linn Ralph Littreal Bob Luther Rich Lvkins BobMaling DougMcClain Bob McNeely Rod Miles Art Pendleton Dean Robinson Bob Rolley Milt Salter Sid Sampson Gary Shope Tom Smith Bill Stephens Tom Stockebrand George Stock David Sutherland David Swab Chis Chiswell Gene Freedman Walt Ivkovich Mike Schriver Richard Valentine John Tamez Rich Clary Rory Frey Randy Jones Keith Simmons Steve Walker Matt Tignor RickCorbett Dewey George Scott Kinsey Don Teague Don Wetzel Boh Thompson Mac Curtis Mike Gordon Tom Massey Larry Truesdell Courtney Wheeler Bill Wells Chuck Davis Tom Halliday Leonard McClure Ed Tucker Charlie Wielgus Bill West Larry Dempsey Don Hinshelwood Lee Moon BillWadsworth Frank Woollard THE- HEALTH FVL- AN D PLEASANT- ABODE- OFACROWDOFHONORABLE YOYTHS- PRESSING VPTHEHILLOFSCIENCE : WITH NOBLE- EMVlATION A- GRATI FYI NG SPECTACLE : AN ■ HONOR.- TO • OVR.- COVNTR.Y- AND ■ OVR. STATE : OBJECTSOFHONESTPR.IDETOTHE!R.INSTRyCTOrlSANDFAIR SPECIMENS • OF • CITIZEN ■ SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE • STATE PROYD ■ OF • HER- FAME AND ■ READY IN ; EVERY • TI ME ■ OF ■ DEEPEST • PERIL Clifton R. Brooks, Jr. Company Commander Bravo Company Ed Andrews Bill Bott Cliff Brooks Bob Broun Beau Caire Terry Chewninj! Ralph Costen Paul Dickinson BillGearhart John Hill Will Huntley Dave Lawrence ]im Mawyer Steve McAuliffe Dave Miller Ben Morris Dave Pittman Lou Reynolds Bill Scherer )ack Sheedy Mike Sheu Chuck Thompson Colby Trammel Joe Vojtecky Captain Charles A. P. Corcoran Tactical Officer David L. Miller Lieutenant Gerry Acuff 3 i 1 1 Atkinson Steve Ballowe Bookie Barksdale Em Baya Tom Beyer Ken Coleman Mark Conway John Cranford Soupy Czupryna Paul Fraim Ross Horton Bob Camoe Jack Landham Tom Lawson Ned Mikula Kirk Murray Ozzie Padgett Mark Palmer Speed Patterson Rick Pearman Reeves Potts Gary Souder Tom Sowers Murph Sprinkel THEHEALTHFVLANG LEASANTABQDEOFACRQWD ' OFHONORABLE YOYTHS PRESSING- VP-THEHlLLOF ' SClENCE WHNQBLEErjlYLATIQN A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE : AN-HONORTO- OVRCOVrfTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS- OF- HONEST- PRIDE-TO THEIR- INSTRyCTQRS -AND- FAIR SPECIMENS- OF ' CITIZEN- SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROVDOF- HER- FAME- AND READY- IN : EVERY-TIME- OF- DEEPEST- PERIL William S. Scherer Lieutenant John F. Ludt, IV Lieutenant Joseph E. Vojtecky First Sergeant James O. Mawyer Supply Sergeant Jay Sprouse Mike Strickland Joe Tarlton Burt Tuxford Buster Venable Bud Ward Bill Wickun Doug Wilkinson Pat Wise Chuck Alberto Chris Arey Steve Blair Charlie Board Dan Bond Bill Bordwine Henry Bruno Dave Condon BillCupit Bill Daniel Dick Deranek Bill Dunlap Bud Elliot Colby Fitzhugh Rick Flowers Greg Griffith Eric Hammerson George Harrell Brinton Harrison Lee Harrison Steve Hively John Hughes Stan Huie Chris Kinsler Tim Lahmers Tom Lavery Alan McElroy Tom Moncure Bill Opipare Jim Pagones Tom Parkins Dick Patterson Bob Pinkerton Dick Pitman Frank Price Val Sartini Earl Selby )ohn Short Mark Simmons Phil Smith Sal Spada Earl Szdlowski Craig Taylor Lindley Vaughn Herman West Willie Widner Dick Wilson Rapheal B. Caire Staff Serjeant Charlie Winstead John Worrell Doug Baumgardner Mac Bowman Bob Bowman George Brooks John Burton Paul Carlton Bruce Chambers Bill Clements Paul Collins Danny Crance BobCrotty Jim Davidson Harvey Dickson Ed Faulkner Joe Guthrie Tom Hargis Lu Harrison Charlie H avasy Curtis Hostetter Ralph Jordan Ken Kalisky John Kiracofe Mac Kirkpatrick Dave Ling Bob Marks Randv Marshall Chuck McCurdy Mark McCrory Mike McGovern Chris McGreer Maurice McNamara Russ Meers Tom Moncure Bill Owens Jim Parks |ohn Read Bill Rowley Bill Seegert Win Shakleford Dorsey Smallwood Thad Smith Pete Sprinkle Bill Stoner Anuson Teptada |im Thomaselli George Tisdale Hank Weatherford Mark Weiss Tony Wessendorff Dan Williamson Bob Woods |im Wrenn Wall Wright Ace Armstrong )ohn Bailey |ohn Baker Tom Campbell Frank Clealon Bob Costigan Steve Craddock Doug Davis Bill Ellerman Sieve Friski Les Ginn John Godfrey Chip Halcber Snake Hill Tom Hunt Bill |ocelyn |ohn |ordan Jack Kern Bert MacKenzie John McLemore Bob Moore Tom Morehouse Sugar Bear Neiley Rick Oppel Charley Perry Tony Petruczok Riker Purcell Tag Scotl Ronnie Seyford Randy Taylor Larry Thompson EdTrinkle Sam Truelle Bob Waldo George Warden Gerrj Waterman JC Watson |ohn Witacre Chuck Wills Ed Artiglia Agile Bearov |ohn Biggs RobBisaillon Larry Brumback Bo Christensen McKee Dunlap Zeke Ellington Steve Fogleman Mac Garrett Steve Gray Bernie Groome Bucko Hamilton Dave Honeywell Ashton Lawler Ron Lewis Rick Lloyd Steve Marks ]im Pendleton Ken Piernick Mike Rogers Art Shelfer Bob Snyder Steg Stegemerten Bill Stermer Bill Stith Mike Strickler Alan Tashima Dave Tribolel Skull Turner Pete Van Hooser Brett Watterson HerbWhitlev Bill Willis Sam Wright Bob Benson Tom Daniels Bob Duncan Jim Embrey John Fick Doug Finlayson Bill Foster Charlie Hall Jim Home Billlrby Pete Leadbetter Tommy Leemon Roger Lodi Bill Long Bob Lynch Bob MacMeccan |ohn Martin Herbie McCulloch RichMcNutt Jack Miller Joe Morgan Marv Murphy- Bob Murray Joe Nealson Ron Pamperl Harvey Plott Tim Pool Kurt Renz Pete Rogers Bruce Ruthven |ohn Savers Mike Schramm Paul Sciacchitano Tom Simpkins Steve Stith Archie Straughn Hugh Tucker Charlie Urquhart Mr. V. Vekavakavanondha Bob Ward Bo Wierzbicki Maurice Adelson Jim Alberto Francis Anderson Steve Arthur Alexis Basinski Hunter Beach Charlie Brown Tom Call Tommy Cates Lawrence Cerruti John Ciriaco Steve Colwell John Cullipher Jim Curtis Joe Duffy Larry Edwards Goerge Goodwin Gary Hankins Tom Hargis Frank Harris Tim Hassell Terry Howie tt Archie Kendrick John Knoll Harold Laughlin Lee Lingamfelter Hugh Long Mike MacKenzie Ron Martin Gary Mathews Kim McClintock Dave McCown Tom Murray- Rick North Marion Payne Jim Persons Maurice Powers Corey Regelin John Riding Rick Rogers Bill Sedr John Semmel Henry Smithson Charles Steelman Flame Stokwitz Pat Stone Blake Thomas Roland Tiso Reuben Trant Ed Williams Capt. Jeffrey A. Larson Company Tactical Officer iyy jpo-ij-ivt iqu- vr-iHt MILL- Ur ' 501 tlNCt : HHNyBLh EMVLATION A- GRAJIFYII G- SPECTACLE: AN -HONOR.- TO- OVRCOVNITR.YANDQVR STATE : OBJECTS • OF HONEST- PRIDE TQ THEIR- IN|STRVCTORS AND • FAIR SPECIMENS- OF- CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE STATE PROYD OF HER- FAME AND - READY- IN ■ EVERY- TJ ME ■ OF ■ DEEPEST • PERIL Charlie Company Anatole Petruczok Company Commander Steven C. Craddock Lieutenant Edwin R. Trinkle Executive Officer F. Lester Ginn Lieutenant W. Samuel Truette, III Lieutenant George H. Warden, Jr. Lieutenant Willis L. Hatcher, Jr. W. Riker Purcell First Sergeant Supply Sergeant SECOND BATTALION Ik. W George A. Jones, Jr. Battalion Sergeant Major Dennis M. O ' Donnell Battalion Operations Sgt. Albert J. Bast, III Battalion Commander David K. Schmidt Lieutenant, S-l Richard H. Knight, Jr. Lieutenant, S-3 Thomas J. Love, Jr. Lieutenant. S-4 J4W 9 j w L_ ■ Delta Company Robert F. E. Quinlan Company Commander William W. Murchison Executive Officer lames R. Spacek Lieutenant John C. Shackelford Lieutenant Captain Francis C. Porter Company Tactical Officer A. C. Arnn Herbie Braun Speed Candido Tommy Catletl Tommy Cooke Clint Covvardin Dave Curry- Ben Dick Ron Eagle Joe Ecsi Tom Ferguson ]ohn Fleming Ned Haley Mike Hannum Luther Holloman Dan Ingelido )ay Jennings Pete Knowles Al Leu Don McQueen Charley Meybin Paul Munch Bill Murchison Rick Novvilzkv Dave Nuckols Bruce Pates Fuzzy Patrick Dave Payne Bob Quinlan Tony Rolfe Don Seay John Shackelford Jim Spacek Bob Sperburg (on Vordermark Charlie Walker Dixie Walker Steve Waters Gary Weishaar Andy Ash Bob Balch Fred Banister Walter Billings Denny Burnette Bill Buser Rick Clary Jim Covvardin MikeGuffey Jimmy Heely Gray Jarman Hobie Kennedy Dave Lawrence Charlie Lindsey Spooky Mays Ron Meng Dabney Oakley Barry O ' Donnell Pete O ' Loughlin Dan Peer Buddy Ramey Dickie Randolph Craig Rhodes Jim Rovito Doug Rowe Steve Sanetti Geoff Schelhorn John Sloan Randy Snow Bob Sydnor Mark Thompson Imre Volgvi Cheeks Willis Cork Wiseman Gerrv Aveta Bob Bailey- Jim Barker Jim Barnes Tuck Bowie Sunny Brittle Tee Brock Tuz Carrington JeffChell Kim Colls Richard Condit Noland Cutler Talmadge Dill ion Gerald Dudeck John Durst John Freeman Gerald Higgins Bumper Hornberger Wade Houston Rick Jones Mike Kennedy- Chris Kinsler Joe Logan Ed Mazzanti Jim McLeod Chris Murphy Tru Murray- Mike Oglesby Charlie Overby Steve Palmer Mike Peiklik Dwight Rowland Carlton Smith Bill Smith Louis Solomon Denny Sullivan Greg Thomas Chris Thomkins Ray Turner Richard Vogel John Walker Lou Welker Ken Wester Skip Wifinei Wilber Williamson Mike Woloshuk |acob Yosl lack Beadle li., i, Booton Wall Bowden ruck Bowie Tom Brighton Alvin Brown Doug Brown Craig Brown Stan Brown Tom Burke Tom Clark John Digiovanni DougDunkle John England |ohn Fisher Ed Gibson |ohn Guidnv Ed Hall Fred Hall Mike Holleran Tom Jones AlexKor Joe Looney Phil Lynch Greg Mayes Wayne McAuliffe Scott McCarthy Doug Poynor Alan Romatowski William Sch wasta Stuart Seaton Steve Smith Oraphut Sukswai Terry Tillman Malon Updike George Walsh Pete Walters Doug Woody Dorsey Woomer Cary Yonagi Glen Younes Kirk Young int. v i» ' rui u, ' r lc uaii I flOVUt ' Wn ' i yy 0 rfT JV KJl l 0 .l. YOyTHS- PRESSING- VP-THE- HILL- OF-SCIENCE : WITH • NOBLE • EMVLATION A- GRATIFYING -SPECTACLE : AN HONOR- TO OVR- COVNJRY-AND-QVR STATE : OBJECTS- OF- HONEST- PRIDE-TO -THEIR.- INSTRVCTORS AND- FAIR SPECIMENS -OF -CITIZEN SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE STATE PRO YD ■ OF- HER- FAME • AND • READY- IN ■ EVERYTIME ■ OF • DEEPEST PERIL • -TO -VINDICATE- HER- HONOR- OR- DEFEND -HER- RIGHTS- ' ■ JohnJ.Tice.IV Company Commander Echo Company George Bach Harry Bare Ashley Butler Dick Cabaniss Jim Coleman jud Collier Don Crawford Dick Daub Cliff Davenport Peel Dillard Joe Girlando Bob Gregory Jodie Grimes Bob Grossman Dick Hamlet Jack Hoffman Ed Holmes Bill Huffman Mike Iwanik AlKirk Chad Lash Jimmy Long Jeff Lyon Jim Nelson Crofton B. Wilson Executive Officer Donald S. Crawford Lieutenant Joseph G. Girlando, Jr. Lieutenant Tom Norris Ashton Ormes Dave Price Bill Richardson George Ritko Mike Robblee Bob Spore Kelly Sutton ]ay Tice Dave Trenholm Hal Way Fred Werth Don Wills Crofton Wilson Jim Aldous Bill Berkness Craig Biegel Monty Blankenship Luke Boyd Don Brown Buddy Bryan Jim Caul Dick Clampitt THEHEALTHFVLAND ' fLEASANTABODEOFACRO DOFHONORABLE YOyTHS PP.ESSI N|G • VP-THE ■ HI LL- OF- SCIENCE : ITH • NQBLE ■ Er|lYLATION A GRATIFYING-SPECTACLE : AN-HONORTO- OVRCOVNTRYANDOVR STATE : OBJECTS OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO THEIR- INSTRyCTORS- AND -FAIR SPECIMENS ■ OF • CITIZEN ■ SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO -THEIR- NATIVE • STATE PROVD OF HER FAME AND READY- IN- EVERY -TIME- OF -DEEPEST PERIL TO,- VWpjCAT H R H R p EJ NE - ER- fcJCJgS _ I Glenn Cox Rick Cummings Al Davis Joe Derie Russ Driskill Reid Dudley Tom Fitzgerald Bob Flanagan Ed Frothingham Tim Golden Buddy Grant Tom Hall Ervvin Hanke |ohn Harlin lack Hennessy Buck Jacoby Jerrv Kelly Tim Kelly ' Mai Kerley Dave Krug Tom Martenstein John Metzger John Nelsen Steve Otwell Brew Perry Steve Price Lou Rea Rick Siebert Craig Toussaint Dee Walton Rolfe White Andy Yurchak John Zirkle Brad Allen John Archer Bob Bailey Ralph Beerbower Tom Belton Art Bona Bill Bragg Geoffry Bull Bob Burns Ken Chacev Phil Clayton Bill Cooper Vince Cox Stan Crane Andy Davis [im Doyle Steve Dzialo Marc Fielder Frank Foley Bob Gore Scott Haas David Hall Terry Hamsher Roger Hart David C. Price Lieutenant Judson W. Collier, Jr. Lieutenant Michael B. Robblee First Sergeant Richard M. Hamlet Supply Sergeant Bruce Harvey Chris [ones Henry Knick Art La Garde Bob Maxfield Dick Minor Tom Nogay Harry Partridge Bill Powley Adam Randolph Ralph Redmond Charles Rex Ed Robbins Steve Saulnier Timmv Snead Bill Spyker Bill Stephens Al Thomason George Williams Raymond Woodal Jim Yolda Keith Younger Dave Alexander Jim Allen Mark Anderson Doug Basham John Boland Don Boucher Don Bowler Bob Brown Bob Bushnell Mark Camper Philip Coulter Captain James N. Barker Tactical Officer Bill Cumming Ron Dodson Howard Frank Larry Gordon Mike Gravely Garland Gray Rich Gribling ]ohn Hall Frank Joyce John Kearney Don Keck Mike Kelly John Landry Greg Lecklitner Gerald MacalusQ Dennis Martin Lee Moses Bob Newman Charles Peters John Pinner (im Reid Bob Reid Bob Romm [arid Schopper Bob Sciacchitano Gary Shick Vic Shumate Jules Thomas |im Thomas Bob Vanderspiegel Roger Webb |ohn Wilson |ohn Burton Dan Campbell Doug Cisler Bob Copy Teil Dur in |ohn Fischer |im Gillespie Jeff Guild John Hall " JC " Hanks Roy Heddleslon Bill Howard |oe |enkins Al ]ohnson Jerry Keehn Russ Marshall Lee Moon Mike O ' Connor Bill O ' Connor John Pappas Bill Powell Julian Smith Terry Smith Ned Snead Kike Snead Conrad Strickland Carl Struck Taze Taylor Joe Tenhet Hugh Tompkins Roland Vaughan Gary Vilt Donnv VVheatlev Bob VVieler George Yurchak Sam Adams PhilAllum Bodie Bodenhiem Ollie Bucher Randy Carroll Frank Caruso Rick Cook Dour Craven Lennie Gault Rudy Glass Steve Good John Guthrie Tom Guthrie Willard Hall Wayne Hepler Terry Leake Rick Littleton Bob Lockridge Tom Loizzi Steve Matthews Bob McEwan John McGuigan Don McMath J D More fie Id Jim Neale Jim Neikirk Jim Pasco ' Charlie Raymaker Jim Reid John Ronayne George Sebekos Jim Sefick Rich Spence Bill Stallings John Thomas Ed VVachtmeister John Walklet Box Wall Jim Westbrook John Youell Fred Allison Bill Andrews John Ashcraft Jim Bailey Fred Bauer Vern Beitzel Ed Blair Gary Brant William Collier Buddy Conklin Charlie Crim Joe Crowe Kevin Daigh Bob Depew Jon DiMarco Tom Edwards Dale Flick WaltGalanty Dave Galbraith Bill Greene Peter Grojean Rich Hack Lee Hill Jim Ingram Larry Jefferson Doug MacLean Joel McGrady KenMcGrath Bill Moore BillMundie Jimm Pettyjohn Lou Preas George Ramsey Jim Read Jerry Renfro John Robinson Lee Seibert Kevin Smith Gale Sommers Bob Stransky Brad Swingle Dennis Traubert Andy Turner Bob Wagner Phil Wilkerson Bill Youell Jim Ackley Burton Bigoney Gary Black Rod Brewer Don Caldwell Rich Clarke Ashton Davis Ron Dixon Dennis Flanagan Bill Flood Glen Fowkes Larry Gay Jim Harvey Jim Heine Sam Hosp Tom Howell George Hughey Mike Kenneally Charles Kinsey Don Kiscaden Jim Kitchen Craig Kugelberg John Leon Hubert Mavs BillMidkiff Jeff Minch Doug Muirhead Tom Napier Dave Northcraft John Raffo Steve Ray Don Reisch Daniel Rickmond Mark Skupien Mike Smith John Sykes Greg Tamez Jim Tapley Rick Tarrell John Thyson Hugh White Joe Wvatt A- GRATIFYING SPECTACLE: AN -HONOR- TO- OVRCOV TRY- AND- OVR STATE: OBJECTS- OF HONEST- PRIDE-TO THEIR.- INSTRUCTORS -AND- FAIR SPECIMENS • OF ■ CITIZEN ■ SOLDIERS : ATTACHED TO THEIR- NATIVE ■ STATE PROYD OF • HER FAME ■ AND ■ READY- IN ■ EVERY ■ TI ME ■ OF • DEEPEST ■ PERIL Foxtrot Company Roy R. Heddleston Lieutenant John W. Burton, III Lieutenant Roland H. Vaughan Executive Officer Joseph E. Jenkins, III Company Commander The Governor ' s Inaugural Activities I R C PLAY LACROSSE v ni Uf + ' AUay R«CH -IOMO ROANOHE CwYoitKST. V - Tech. TASTKST GAME ON FOOT FURLOUGHS MOW f AVA I L A 8 L E 4 £ ;ge buck jac by roo 3«? AKE ADVANTAGE F A GOOD DEAL General Committee Executive Committee The Student Government, the Student Association, the USGA — At all schools there is a group which is re- sponsible for discipline, organization, and representa- tion within the student body. Structured for these purposes within the Corps of Cadets is the General Committee. This group, composed of the officers of the first, second, and third classes, the President of the RDC, and two members at large from the first class seeks to preserve and yet improve the status of the Corps. Through a jury composed of members of the upper three classes, the General Committee maintains a sys- tem of class privileges which though seemingly insig- nificant and small, play an important part in anyone ' s cadetship, and help nurture a sense of duty, responsi- bility, and restraint. Though not as publicezed as its disciplinary respon- sibility, the General Committee has an even more important function, and that is of representative of the Corps in all official matters. As such the GC. and the first class president in particular, must be aware of and energetically involved with the problems and feelings of the Corps and ready to work for a reasonable, re- sponsible Corps. Each member of the Corps undergoes VMI ' s lesson of honor, loyalty, attention to duty, responsibility, integ- rity, self-discipline, and academic endeavor. Second to this challenge and of vital importance to the Corps is the adherence by all members of the Corps to a code of gentlemanly conduct and high standards of personal appearance. The Executive Committee is authorized by the Su- perintendent. Its purpose is to assure the Corps of Cadets that actions of an individual which fall below the standards and traditions of VMI, and which bring discredit upon the Corps shall be answerable. The responsibility of upholding and protecting the name and heritage of VMI falls on the shoulders of each and every cadet in the Corps. With the Corps ' accep- tance of that responsibility, the Executive Committee becomes functional and viable within the Corps. The Honor Court The precious possession of honor which distingushes the VMI cadet from most of his collegiate contemporaries manifests itself in the judicial organ of the system, the Honor Court. Fourteen men are elected to this body whose purpose it is to determine a fellow cadet ' s right to remain at the Institute. This responsibil- ity can often be more of a burden than distinction. Sometimes it is forgotten that the Court is a function of the Honor System, which in turn is a function of the Corps. The men of the Court gain no omniscience, no ability to determine an individual cadet ' s conscience: this is up to him alone. There are questions which the court cannot answer for a man. This is the core of VMI honor: that a man may become ac- customed to placing personal integrity before personal gain not out of fear of reprisal, but of pride in being a person. Perhaps the new cadet needs some fear to help clear his eyes to his own obliga- tion to himself and the Corps: but there will be a different attitude for the gradu- ate. Roland H. Vaughan President Harold F. Bare. Jr. Firs! Vice President R. Leonard McClure Prosecutor John W. Burton, III William H. Howard, III Dennis M. O ' Donnell David L. Miller A. Wilder Wadford. Jr. Thomas H. Zarges [oshua C. Hanks Thomas F. Guthrie, III Charles T. Forrest Stephen C. Price Herbert G. Whitlev The Posit Committee Tom Zarges. Ben Dick. Carson Tucker. Phil Anderson. Dick Schellhammer, Ken Wilson. Tom Campbell. Ted Durvin, Wilder Wadford. Dick Cabaniss. Randy [ones. Al Basl. The Posit Committee is clear evidence of the concern of the corps for every facet of the VMI education. Formed under the chairmanship of Tom H. Zarges and with Lt. Col. James W. Bram- let as advisor, the Committee conducts investigations and sub- mits reports on topics suggested from within the corps. Realms of interest range from the ordi- nary exigencies of barracks life to the role of the Institute as a viable member of the academic community. Since it was initiated this year, the Posit Committee has developed into one of the most influential and respected organizations on post. It seems certain that its spirit of intense interest and its policy of active cadet involvement will remain a strong factor in the continuing improvement of the VMI over the vears to come. EXTRA Superintendent Grants Privileges At Request of First Class President 1 College environment has changed significantly in the few years, and it is felt that VMI has a responsibility to rei viable within this changing sphere The recommendations the Superintendent has already signed inla effect have he to maintain the pace of this change The changes in the E schedule, the semester system, the pass fail system, and Hop Weekend have helped VMI considerably VMI has i onstrated that this college is flexible and that voices o: quest do not go unheard Cadets are beginning to realize that change does not c through udy, and i ■cnnsKle-i - follow i endations 1 have spoken to Ihe other t ; well as members of the P:isit Committee They con- i the fo ' lowing recommendations for your review and i The spirit of this proposal is mostly upon a trial j which shall be evaluated by responsible cadets is hoped that srme of these recommendations shall help jC in its future revisions of class privileges that shall com- with Institute regulations. Furthermore, it is hoped that e of these recommendations shall help the Corps to remain le ' n th? chnngin social environment of colleges The mmendalions are not meant, however, to endanger VMI ' s JAMES B DICK Hesdouarte-s. Virginia THROUGH The Comm TO President, Class of of Cadets have I dets concerned have full privileges A system will be worked out whereby the Mess Hall will be notified in ad- vance of the number of absentees from SRC b FCP for the Second Class to 1845 hours on completion of TEI. and for the Third Class to 1845 hours on comple- ii:n of Military Duty on Monday is approved for cadets of those classes not under reslrictions Notification to the Mess Hall of those not attending will be as indicated in paragraph 2 a. preceding Any cadet who. after signing out on FCP, reports to the Mess Hall individually for supper after the Corps has marched off will be consid- ered as ' intentionally abs:nt SRC " and so placed on re- r. Late privileges f:r eligible first classmen with dates on Saturdays until 0130 hours and for elieible second cess- ment with dates on Saturdays to 0045 hours are ap- proved. d Late lights for all first classmen to 0200 daily is ap- proved e Late lights for all other classes to 2400 is approved f Hays down after SRC is approved for all cadets g A weekend for fourth classmen is approved for cadets of that class with full privileges effective with the begin- ing of the second grading period of the second semester h The wearing of bla?ers b cadets on the upper levels of Lejeune Hall is approved far the period after SRC on weekdays and after DRC on Saturdays. Sundays, or other days on which special events ocrur and early GP is announced The wearing of another uniform may be prescribed for certain functions held in Lejeune Hall during the periods indicated You are reauested to incorporate the above chances (ten ilivelyl into Ihe GC rules Permanent changes are subject to Privileges indicatec nn of implementing c herwire indicated GEORGE R E SHELL Mapr General, Superintendent Coordinating Committee Co-chairmen Waite Rawls Dick Schellhammer Dick Randolph Steve Ballovve Charlie Perry Cy Dolph Jerry Acuff Chris Foster Phil Anderson Peter Ramsey Tom Zarges Tim Farley Ken Wilson Butch Winstead Boone Bucher The Coordinating Committee was conceived in the spring of 1969 and started its first full year of operation this year. Created to try to bridge the gap between the rankers and privates in the Corps, the committee is composed of twelve upperclass privates and the regi- mental staff. Mike Robblee Vice President ]oe Vojtecky President Jody Grimes Secretary Jerry Waterman Rich Clary Ted Durvin Paul Munch |ack Mace Chuck Thompson R D C Dick Cabaniss Editor-in-Chief Waite Rawls Business Manager Chuck Thompson Managing Editor Tom Morehouse Layout Editor Harrell Brooks Company Representative With Ihe BOMB, a familiar and recurrent problem is al- ways encountered before the first page is laid out, the first word of copy written, or the first photograph taken. How does one retain the tradition of the " Soulh ' s oldest college yearbook " and yet keep it up to date in order to provide an accurate reflection of the constantly evolving Corps? In order to meet this challenging problem, we have trav- elled just about the entire Eastern half of the country, added a new section while retaining the same basic for- mat, and tried to remain detached from any editorializing about any facet of the Institute. We have striven to present through pictures and imagination a record of the past aca- demic year which will hold true and mellow with the test of time. We hope that we have succeeded in this diffcult goal. It ' s been a rewarding experience for all those in- volved in the attempt. s Editorial Staff Jim Adams Butch Bradshavv Johnnv Biggs Bud VVard Dave Kennedy Bob Wiseman Meredith Barkley Zeno Henninger Jack Hornberger Pete Leabbetter Kurl Renz Photo Staff Gary Martin Ross Horton Stan Huie Rae Turner Fuzz Patrick Pete Walters Steve Arthur Frank Harris MattTignor Charlie Ruder Circulation Staff Randy Jones Mike Sisler Ralph Cuslen Marshall Pinkard Bill O ' Conner John Biggs Advertising Staff Dave Miller Lindley Vaughan Dave Lawrence Cluudy Perrevv Mac Garrett Lew Reynolds Scott Miller BillGearhart First Class Editors Sam Truelte Dave Pittman Meil Steverson RandvTavlor Business Staff Dave Coulter Pete Candler Formal Portrait Editor Bill Huffman Typists Danny Booton Malon Updike Doug Huthwaite Tuck Bowie Mac Kirkpatrick Jim Ackley Joe Looney Archie Kendrick John Cullipher Bill Midkiff Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers Crofton Wilson Mike Shealy Bruce Kambo Warren Grastv Bob Wood Donnie Wheatley Don Crawford George Vurchak Andy Yurchak Luther HoUorm Harry Bare Marcus Gold Bob Parenl Ed Wachtmeister Chuck Roder Bruce Rush |im Rovito Rifle Pistol Club Paul Pace Tom Clingerman Rich Flowers Bob Young Speed Candido Ray Burton Rick Littleton Jeff Bull Rick Corbett Bob Hart Steve Sanetti Steve Marks Rick Pearman Walt Billings Craig Rhodes Frank Foley Mike McGovern |fc%J ftet VOLUME LV1 Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, Friday, September 5, 1969 S H Foundation Backs Conference Drinking Policy Revised; Follows Va. State Laws Greet, Morrison Presbrey Lead Committees " In the councils of- government, we must guard against the aqulsi- tion ot unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the miltaryindustrial complex . . . we must nevei let weight of this com- bination endanger our libraries or democratic processes. " The above statement is an excerpt from the late President Eisen- hower ' s farewell address to the na lion on January 17, 1961. With the passage of continued research on the Anti-Ballistic Missile System by- Congress and the cost of the war in Vietnam, both economic and hu man, the military-industrial com- plex has been brought closer to the public and its continuing growth imposes a question that only an in formed citizenry can hope to ans wer. VMI Sight of Conference On April 9-11 the Virginia Mili- tary Institute, with the financial aid of The Sperry and Hutchinson Foundation, will sponsor a confer- ence entitled. The Military Indus trial Complex: Method or Menace. A plan .to hold a conference at VMI during the spring of 1970 was just proposed to the Publica tions Board by Col. A. H Morrison. Application was then made to the S H Foundation for Financial aid which resulted in a $2,000 grant Publication Board funds will also be used to supplement this figure Greet Named Coordinator Upon receiving this grant T. Y Greet was appointed Faculty Coor dinator of the Conference and wil be assisted by Colonel A. H. Mor rison and Joe L Presbrey. The conference will be directed through the efforts of the steering committee under the cadet leader- ship ot the active chairman Ben Dick and Waite Ravvls. Other mem- bers ot the committee include Ri- ker Puicell. Bob Quinlan, Jeff Guild, and Bob Patrick. A cadet coordiator has not been chosen as yet. Other Schools Invited VMI, which places substantial demands on its students resulting in a responsible adherence to both the military and civilian facets of life, is an ideal instiution for such a conference.. Special invitations will be ex- tended to other military colleges, including the service academies, to send representatives to the confer- ence. An open invitation will be issued to students from surround- ing colleges and the general pub- lic to attend. Well Known Speakers Will Attend Hopefully there will be at least ten well known speakers to partici pate in the conference. A series of speeches, panel discussions, and public leaders will comprise the major format. The two maj affected by the :omplex will b policy and domestic problems. Issues of National Concern The plans for the conference are well gauged to make it a success iul venture It is appropriate that such a conference be held on a college campus. Students across the nation, have shown a vast interest in the subject as demonstrated by student protests over federal sidles to the further continuance of military research and develop nent. areas of interest ilitary industrial covered, foreign Barracks Rejuvenated Dismissal Penalty Abolished; Corps Morale Held High Sweeping changes in the regulations governing the pur- chase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by cadets were announced this week by VMI Superintendent, General George R. E. Shell. The new regulations, which re- 1 Year-Long Study Privileges Revised For 3 Upperclasses When upperclassmen returned from summer furlough, pleasant changes awaited them concerning Class Privileges. Class weekends have been lengthened and increas- ed for the 1969-70 academic year. Thi: Thirds Go Home year, the third classmen will be given a weekend to be taken some time during the first semester. Formerly, third class- men had only had one weekend during the second semester. In addition, all three classes had the length of these weekends in- creased. All men will now be al- lowed to return to barracks at TAPS instead of 7:30. Previously, only first classmen could exercise this privilege. Easier To Regain Weekends now will be more available to the Corps. It will be easier to regain class privileges if they have been lost due to ex- cess demertis. Now, if a cadet goes excess for a demerit period, it is possible to regain his privileges by walking off his penalty tours and submitting a permit to have restrictions lifted. Under this system, cadets no longer have to wait for the excess demerit list to be posted in order to regain their class privileges. In order to regain their privileges, first classmen must go twenty-eight days without receiving one de- scind the automatic suspension penalty for cadets caught drinking without regard to age, conform with existing state statutes cover- ing alcoholic beverages. Age Restrictions Cadets under 18 years of age are not allowed to drink; cadets between 18 may drink over 21 years of age may drink any alcoholic beverage legally sold. Violators of the age restrictions, any cadet who possesses an alco- holic beverage on post, or any cadet who is drunk, disorderly o,r acts in any way to the discredit of VMI while under the influence of alcohol, still face a suspension penalty. For further details and a copy of the new regulation, see the related editorial on page four. i The Superintendent ' s decision to change the drinking regulations was the result of a study that last- ed for more than a year. It orig- inated in a routine examination of the Blue Book, that the Superin- tendent ' s office described as a continuous effort to eliminate out- 21 years of age I dated of unrealistic regulations. beer; and cadets ., ,,„ ., Corps Pledges lor 110 Years The new drinking policy is the last in a long line of Institute rul- ings on the matter of cadet drink- ing. The pledge system was first institute in 1842 It was revoked in 1952; the penalty for drinking was set from dismissal, to penalty number three. In 1962, General Shell institut- ed the policy that has served un- til the present. Lt. Col. Cooper Presents Lecture An Air Force flight surgeon, who is an authority on physical fitness and exercise, will speak Thursday night at the Virginia Military In- stitute. Lt Col. Kenneth H. Cooper, USAF, Medical Corps, will present an illustrated lecture, " The Role of Exercise in Our Contemporary Society, " at 8 p.m. in the gymnas- ium. The public is invited to at tend. Written Numerous Articles A senior flight surgeon, Colonel Cooper has been active in the field of phiysical fitness and exercise for a number of years. He came to general notice a year ago with his popular and best-selling book, " Aerobics: A New Approach to Ex ercise, " It was published by Evans of New York through Ban tarn Books and was a Book-of-the Month Club selection. He also has published numerous pamphlets and articles in both professional and non-professioal journals. Colonel Cooper was graduated from the University of Oklahoma and from its School of Medicine He also holds a master ' s degree in public health from Harvard Uni- versity. He held an internship at King County Hospital in Seattle. Wash., and a two-year residency in was a flight surgeon at Fort Sill in 1960 when he transferred to the Air Force. He received his Master ' s degree and has done doctoral study at Harvard School of Public Health. In addition to professional jour- nals, he has written articles for the Family Weekly, The Airline Pilot, and Reader ' s Digest. Bedford Doctor Wills $300,000 To Institute Under terms of a will probated 21 years ago, VMI has received from the estate of a Bedford phy- sician a fund of almost $300,000. The will of Dr Alfred B. Clay- tor, who died in 1948, set aside a fund of $60,000 to be held in t ' -ust with its accumulated income, for a period of 21 years from the date of his death. At the end of the stipulated period, the sum was to be turned over to VMI and designated as the Mary C. Claytor Memorial Fund, in honor of Dr. Claytor ' s mother. The sum recently received by Larry Dempsey— Sports Ed.. 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Noake Major Jeffrey Larson Staff Sergeant Rush Specialist 5 Cross I Y A ■% ■ " f% 1 » ' " ■ ■ ■■ ■ -» -A . I " r . If 5 ! The unlikely combination of a new coach and a group of players replete with inexperi- ence and mediocrity resulted in a team where finesse, teamwork, and discipline substituted for basketball prowess in pro- ducing a remarkably improved record over last year and in providing a hope for even more improvement in the future. At first, Thomas, Essenberg, Allison, Se- fick, and Renfro were becoming the five " men of iron, " for little help could be de- pended upon from the bench. Scoring was erratic and long, disastrous lapses in play- ing became commonplace as the team lost and lost and lost. The Corps turned its back in anticipation of another lack-luster season and Coach Schuler became harder to work for. The road trips were debacles and when the team returned to the field house little enthusiasm greeted them. The late but timely arrival of " Goose " Gillespie and the constant improvement of Siebert and Guthrie provided more depth and scoring. The defense became bolder, the scoring less sporadic and those sec- ond half lapses into ineptitude dim- inished. Essenberg and Renfro ' s ball hawk- ing rattled the opposing guards while, Sefick and Gillespie hit the boards with increasing violence. The Corps began to take notice— the first step in the consummation of a good team— mistakes were still rampant, but those, time would erase. " Iron Mike " had performed quite well under the highly critical eye of the Corps — his encores may be as im- pressive. I i. It A ;•« ■-,.. • m p el fc lX ri » ■r-litf - v; -f - R. si li I An BRT ' - ' ifp " ! B 1 ' x ' f! n i i 1 i J i JB " : M jL «L 1 f H ■ S H E yft ■ ■ ' VBk VjHI L 3S b iH .t %4 is ■ ,- jpjf R 1 M «Jf l im i y i • j3? ©i»v ;, i - i " H Hl 1 ■ lib •a 11 k. M •W NT. ' j D jH s Pn M f 1 S V ALUMNI ASSOCIATION P. 0. BOX 932 . LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 24450 TEL. AC 703-463-2012 E. JACKSON TICE ' 39 Alumni Secretary November 15, 1969 PRESIDENT Vincent J. Thomas, ' 43 Box 5522 Norfolk, Virginia 23516 1st VICE PRESIDENT Elmon T. Gray, ' 46 Waverly, Virginia 23890 2nd VICE PRESIDENT Harry G. Lee, ' 47 Box 8556 Richmond, Virginia 23226 Editor Charlotte IMeus Charlotte, North Carolina Dear Sir: My attention has been called to a column in the Charlotte News of November 10, 1969, under the byline of Bill Ballenger. This article about the recent U.M.I.-U.IM.C. football game states in part as follows: " Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Ua., is a school dedicated to the care and breeding of army officers uiho will direct this country in time of mar. If such men as the Keydets are to direct our country in battle, then our ambassadorial corps had best talk softly. It would not do to engage an armed Mexico in combat. " These thoughtless remarks constitute a grave and unwarranted insult to the honor of a proud institution whose graduates have distinguished themselves in every field of civic and military endeavor. They are particularly reprehensible coming at a time when many U.M.I, men are engaged in combat in Vietnam, and they debase the memory of the thirty sons of U.M.I, who have given their lives for their country in that conflict. Actua commi respo sensi might star That your a moc paper recei 51 to lly, 1 ssions nded r tive r have high s the ch newspa kery o and i ved be 3. ess than fifteen percent of the graduates of U.M.I, accept regular in the armed forces, but U.M.I. ' s citizen-soldier graduates have always eadily to the call of their country in times of national peril. A eporter should understand that this military involvement by a college some adverse effect on the success of its athletic teams in this day when chool athletes are wooed with blandishments not available at U.M.I. aracter of an educational institution should be publicly assassinated by per, solely because its football team suffered a convincing defeat, makes f the spirit of amateur athletics and reflects discredit on your news- ndeed on the great State of North Carolina. I hope your University tter treatment from the Florida press when its team lost to Florida, The Uirginia Military Institute makes no apology for its record nor its team-we are intensely proud of both. And although the success of our athletic teams may fluctuate from year to year, the Institute continues steadfast in its devotion to building into every Cadet a high sense of honor, integrity, fairplay and decency, traits with which your reporter should gain some familiarity. Yours trul K UiSi J Vincent J. Thomas President John Ludt Mark Conway Murphy Sprink el Rives Polls Eddie Blair Bob Coply David Ellingtoi ]im Weslbrook )ud Collier Mike Sisler Vern Beitzel John Caulfield Doug Finlayson Scott Miller Rick Griffith Pete Ramsey Don Cupil Rocky Yost Phil Clayton Billy Rose John Durst Tom Campbell Mike Teubner Tom Halliday Busier Venable Dick Valentine Ted Kirk Ashley Butler )erry Acuff Bob Jones Bob Pinkerlon Dave Schrader Bob Petrola Steve Good Tommy Leemon Steve Breeding Tom Sowers Colby Trammel Rick Thomas ]im Bailey Tom Beyer Steve Ballowe Paul Fraim Kevin Daigh Denny Sullivan Scott Fleetwood Terry Smith Mike North Tony Conques Worth Roberts Bob Lockridge John Noon Lee Moon Wayne Hepler Bob Hockley Colby Fitzhugh Rick Minor Jack Hamsher Henry Bruno Doug Nichols Ned Mikula Hugh Tucker VMI o Rice 55 Richmond 20 W. Va. U. 32 10 Virginia 28 2 Citadel 28 17 Wm. Mary 28 6 Davidson 59 11 U.N.C. 61 32 B.C. 49 n Tech 52 % ' Richmond (A] Richmond (B) Washington and Lee (A) Washington and Lee (B] Tech James River U. of Va. (A] U. of Va. |B) Duke Geo. Washington U. of Va. Dave Hoffman President George Kosovic Malch Secretary fiuzz Booker Bill Bott Matt Curtis Tommy Catlett Tommy Daniels Bob Depew Rcik Deranek Bill Gearhart Dewey George Tim Golden Dick Hamlet )im Heelv )ohn Hill Bill |amieson Ashton Lawler Terry Leake Ron Lewis Rick Lloyd Ron Meng Rick Nowitzkv Carl Strock Co-Captain Roland Vaughn Co-Captain Tip Palmer Marshall Pinkard Lou Rea John Ronayne Dickie Sedwick Rodney Shu Bob Schwartz Tom Simpkins Rhoda Tompkins Don Wetzel Bob Wagner Mike Woloshok Pete VanHooser i raa P ' - ?! Id , 1 I IPO £j 1 Rm W 8 i i ' i y VvV?% ' VMI 1 Virginia Tech 1 1 Lynchburgh Washington Lee 4 1 1 Roanoke 5 1 William and Mary 3 3 1 Madison Hampden Sydney 1 1 1 Eastern Mennonite 9 Washington Lee 3 Randolph Macon 2 U. of Virginia 5 1-7-3 Overall Coach Cpt. John W. Hayes Co-Caplains Charlie Meybin Donnie Wheatley Managers Larry Thompson Bob Weiler Asst. Managers Jay Jennings Jack Freeman Bill Bordvvine Craig Biegel Bill Buser |ohn Freiermuth Pete Grojean Jeff Guild Tom Guthrie Dick Hack Charlie Holsen Chris Kinsler Tom Massey Tom Martinstein Joe Nealon Bob Newman Tag Scott Vaipot Srinual Taze Taylor Sopon Vekavakayan- ondha Charlie Walker Steve Waters Howard Weatherford Wavne McAuliffe Wait Tillman Ronnie Lau Bill Scherer Doug Slerrett Bill Berkness Brew Perrv Paul Bona Fred Hammersen Charlie Rex Charlie Brown Dick Hack Al Romalowski Bo Caire [ohn Haring Don Seay Steve Colwell Jim Heine Steve Smith Dick Condit Gene LaGarde Bob Spore [ohn Ebeling Jack Landham Warren Wagner Larry Edwards Tom Linn Skip Wigner Paul English Bill Long Bob Wood Mike Guidrv Wayne McAuliffe Harry Tanage Ed Hall Joe McGrady S1 50 West Virginia U, 21 Richmond, 50 ; Wjlliam and Mary 50 Virginia Tech ,22 Bridge water . 15 Davids6n- , ' . .4 ; - U. Virginia :• ' 3rtt.Ln State Meet ;.. ' ■ 3rd in Southern Gonfei Won 3— Lost 4 Overall ■: ' •Sv- ' ■ " Bruce Pates Ben Dick John Shakelford Buzzy Chacey Joe Martin Steve Hivelv Lee Harrison Jim Wrenn Luther Holloman Doug Harris Pat Moore Bob Romm Bob Thompson - B H JL f i? f «J I ay . Ajl 41 ' ,,. ■ tr. i M 5 " .; .- - • - " --r • . - — C ' II ' -■- - Wrestling The wrestling team is the proud and proper mix of an excellent coach and enthusiastic individuals. With one match remaining, the team has compiled an 8-2 record, and this with only one permanent senior. Coach Gupton will put essentially the same team into action next year, loaded as always in the upper weights, with increasing strength in the lower weights. The team will change, of course, but the real constant is Coach Gup- ton. Because of his understanding of the balance of athletics and academ- ics, and their respective use in life, the team ' s record will never be as imp ortant as the benefit to the indi- vidual. VMI The Schedule vcu 7 U. Va. Defeated W L 39 UNC 35 Furman 13 W M 22 Ciladel 3fi G.W. 23 Davidson 27 Guilford ECU Conference Tourn. Bill Boll Gary Branl Tom Brock George Brooks Ashley Buller Dave Childers Bo Christensen |ohn Ciriaco |immy Cowardii Nolan Culler Larry Gay John Godfrey Buddy Grant Bobby Gregory Lee Harrison Punkin Hill George Jordan Dave King Mike Knoll Henry Knick Boomie Meier Chris McGreer Tom Moncure Lou Pappas Jim Parks John Paton Marion Payne Jim Pendleton Chuck Peters Riker Purcell Jim Reid John Riding Ben Rogers Ox Schrader John Semmel Phil Smith Bill Smith Pat Stone Bob Sydnor Chris Tompkins Frank Trant Skull Turner Bob Ward , Herb WhitleV Dannv Williamsor Chip Woodall Bob Woods p™ {11 Uj r " . Ti | B? ijgm wtj .: J ■ A m ' Bl Kin , ™ r A 1st Army Area Champions All Army — 3rd Place National ROTC Champions conventional type targets 6th in Nation conventional type targets National ROTC— 2nd place international type targets Southern Conference — 2nd place Virginia State Champions NRA Regional Sectional 1st and 2nd place — conventional NRA Regional Sectional 1st and 2nd place — international Overall Record: 15-5 Tennis Piiul Dickinson Bobb) Brown Captains Ralph Coslen Manager Ronnie Lau John Ashman Dwighl Rowland Jerry Tyree 3arry O ' Donne Win Shackleford Gregory Lecklilner Jim Thomas Wilder Wadford Warren Richards Arvin Brown Baseball [C 1 Links Wayne Harrell Captain Larry Jefferson Reid Dudley Jim McLeod Larry Truesdell John Melzger Managers Sieve Olwell IDMorefield Ozzie Padgett Spock Mays Jim Pagones Fred Bauer Harold Plotl Vern Beitzel Adam Randolph |im Bersson Doug Rowe |ohn BifiKS Will Smith Rich Clary Randy Snow Skip Carver Rich SteKemeren Frank Cleaton Dick Vogel Clinl Cowardin Ed Wachtmeister Stan Crane Kim Wester Sieve Dzialo Chuck Wielgus Steve Friski Maty American Wake Forresl Catholic Davidson ECU Lovola ODU VPI Virginia OMK«« tHH S| 1 - J 1 Rory Frey 1 Bob Costigan lohn Bailey Tom Cooke Bruce Rambo A. C. Aran Ace Armstrong )im Aldous Andy Ash Jim Wilder Speed Patterson Jack Walklet Craig Toussaint Ed Tucker Joey Crowe Gregg Bragg Jim Read Bob Lynch Bud Elliot Jim Thomas Thad Smith Win Shackleford . 1 Ml - ■ Lacrosse Dave Allen Charlie Forrest Ed Andrews Mac Kirkpalrick Ed Artiglia Bob Bailey Fuzzy Patrick Brad Allen Tom Belton |oe Girlando Sam Adams Charlie Crim Ed Frothingham George Sebekos Gary Souder Mike Shriver Spence Spence Tom Stockebra Gary Shick Jules Thomas Bob Stransky Drew Turner Willie Wells Doug Miles Scotty Haas Donnie Wheatley Kirk Renz )erry Kelly Paul Dunn .Will Wickun Tag Scott Pete Grojean Schedule Roanoke College Genesa State U. West Point (Prepl t Carolina Richmond Lacrosse YPI William and Mary Washington and Lee 1 " ' 1 r Wr mVI U 4 v ■H Major Stainton Smith Coach Golf Larry Dempsey Mike Gordon Co-Captains Bodie Bodenheim Mike Carruth Craig Rhodes Mike Strickler Chuck Home Chuck VVi Tom Norris ]immy Neale Ski Club |oe Jenkins Sinn Huie Tom Maxson Randy (ones Tag Scott Rick Nowitzky Charlie Meybin Mike Sister Billv Richardson BilfO ' Connor CyDolph Scott Kinsev Dave Miller Steve Waters Monogram Club |im Cowardin |ohn Patton Phil Smith Bill Smith Bob Sydnor Bill Bolt Riker Purcell Ned Mikula Punkin Hill |ohn Godfrey Herbie Whillex George Brooks Pal Stone |ohn Semmel |ohn Riding Bo Christensei |ohn Knoll |im Aldous Andy Ash Ollie Bucher Tommy Cooke |oev Crowe ACArnn John Bailey Bob Costigan loeEsci Ro Fre |im Wilder ! ei I larrison si. ' - e I livelv Will Huntley |oe Martin Pal Moore Bruce Pairs Rnlfe While Ben Dick Bob Romm |im Wrenn Ken Chacey John Shackleford Luther Holloman Mark Anderson Bob Beerbower WaltChalkley Phil Clayton Mike Coleman Bob Grossman Tom Loizzi Steve Olvvell Tim Hunt Tony Rolfe Steve Waters Gordon Williams George Dancigers Jerry Acuff |im Bailey Steve Ballowe Sieve Breeding Ashley Butler |ud Collier Mark Conway Tom Campbell Bob Copty Don Cupil Kevin Daigh John Durst Zeke Ellington Paul Fraitn Steve Good Rick Griffith Wayne Helpler Tom Hallidaj Bob Hocklev Ted Kirk ft i$hi tm m S s tiL Tommy Leemon Bobby Lockridge John Ludl Scott Miller Rick Minor Lee Moon Mike North Pete Ramsey Dave Schrader Terry Smilh Denny Sullivan Murphy Sprinkel Mike Sisler Mike Teubner Rick Thomas Colin Trammel Busier Yenable 1 1 in eslbrook Rockv Yosl lim Sefick John Thomas Sam Kirby fan Essenburg |im Gillespie Waltlvkovich Ronnie Lau John Ashman Bobby Brown Paul Dickenson Mike Carrulh Craig Rhodes Chuck Wills Bodie Bodenheii Jimmy Neale Larry Dempsey Mike Gordon Vern Beitzel Frank Clealon Alan Cook Doug Rovve Randy Snow Skip Carver Tommy Callett Steve Friski |C Hanks Randy Shu Mike Baxter Bill Collier Skip Duncan Sieve Sanetti Tom Ferguson Art Shelfer Waite Rawls Outstanding Athletes in American Colleges Thomas E. Campbell Football Jan L. Essenburg Basketball Gordon E. Williams Track ' r ! k m V + I HLl . p l Paul M. Dickinson Tennis Laurence W. Dempsev Golf Vernon L. Beitzel Baseball Coaches Mr. Vito E. Ragazzo Head Coach. Football ■ Mr. David T. Braine Football Mr. George J. Hoi Trainer Major Walter B. Cormack and Major Joseph E. Martin Track and Cross-Countrv Mr. Thomas H. Sawyer Baseball Mr. Arnold W. Joyce Swimming Intramurals , ill • « El II II n n m n.. „ ' ■ ™ . ■ : : : ;j After several years of close study and evaluation, the Institute adopted an intramural system that would be meaningful to the en- tire Cadet Corps. Borrowing heavily from those systems found at Annapolis and West Point, the new intramural program was de- signed to involve every cadet in some form of rigirous physical ac- tivity. But all good systems need good management. Coach Tom Sawyer of Springfield College was hired to integrate the best of what was to be found in the service academies ' systems, and the final result was the well oiled machine that we find today. Coach Sawyer was also instrumental in replacing that age old " drill on the Hill " with the excitement of sports during Monday ' s military duties. With the aid of the company tactical officers, the Regimental SI and S3. Phil Anderson and Dick Schellhammer. and the two Battal- ion S3 ' s. Dick Knight and Tom Clingerman. Coach Sawyer ' s pro- gram jumped off to a good start in early September. There were fierce competitive battles between all of the companies, and these were not restricted to the traditional sports — football, basketball, and volleyball. New sports were introduced; sports that were not designed to give advantages to men with certain physical attributes. And this could be seen at the end of the three seasons — all of the companies were closely matched in the Commandant ' s Cup compe- tition. With the end of the year, we can look back to one of the most sig- nificant changes at VMI, with a great deal of satisfaction. The intra- mural system is here to stay, and the leadership experience offered to the Cadets through the many positions in the system, can only be to the long range benefit of the Corps. •? v Social sa fflMi v v m ■■■■■ ■M ALPHA COMPANY (Jmbl Sttim Sfa ?d BRAVO COMPANY DELTA COMPANY ECHO COMPANY FOXTROT COMPANY " •rMJffLU ' GRJVTU ?YT S PR.E GV? T H1 £j3 -S?ECTXC rs of hoi • QYT1Z.EN FAME) CATE BAND COMPANY ' V " ..- t. . - • • ♦ • if • £ J A 1970 HOMECOMING QUEEN ■■H Faced with a routine that stifles emotion and makes for a lust of softness and release, most lonely thoughts . . . , frequent thoughts. T-x r ■„ . - ■ - ■ ' ■ T 7 m H i m K x :.t . " EDI mm L Jf | ?f! rrcf H jtL Py f ■- S rfjf- ' i iA. f -fr W JPBRSfi - 8te» tea ' .w t A — is- That brief interlude, that touch of velvet . . . moments to remem- ber as a welcome pause in the day to day grind on The Hill. ■- The passing of time posseses him, the minutes before the seclusion with her, frills and pomp and then . . . •; •■,. ' , Comfortable intoxication, from her, from drink, from reprieve. Infrequent, oasis-like in a desert of days. « I ,- % .!. ,. " • ' " • «. . " - He grasps for a fraternal comparison, the disguised accomodations for daily remittance. Coffee talk wars and the blare of T.V. Difficult substitutes that make do. Straddling the yawn of loneliness and routine, changes that hardly disturb the argument but interrupt the wont of lonely reflection. Denying the uniqueness of c onditions and leaving ... or only seeks that offered by the rigid reservations — he smiles over his plight . . . submits to his thoughts . . . succumbs. Epilogue It ' s finished. For one full year, my staff and I have looked forward to the culmination of our endeavors which are represented in this book you are now reading. To us this book is more than just a collection of pages intricately bound together within a protective and pleasing cover. This book represents an experience of working with people from which every man involved learned something of value; be it posi- tive or negative. We hope that we have ac- complished our job satisfactorily. We tried. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who were part icularly helpful in the production of this work. Thanks go to Waite Rawls, that " Hot Dog " Business Manager, who kept track of the money which made this volume possible. Chuck Thompson is owed a special note of praise. His dedicated work and unselfish time spent in jobs varying from layout to writing permits are sincerely appreciated. Thanks go to Jack Kern, our departed but devoted photog- raphy chief and his trusty sidekick, McRae Turner. Thanks also go to Tom Morehouse for his layout abilities and Bill Huffman for his excellent job done in working with Andre ' s. Others deserving credit are Randy Jones, Dave Miller, Dave Pittman, Sam Truette, Butch Brad- shaw, Jim Adams, Meredith Barkley, Joe Looney, and Tuck Bowie. The Administration deserves a special word of praise. Without their understanding of our peculiar problems, I doubt that we could have retained our sanity. We hope that the result was worth their and everyone else ' s effort. Richard Editor Cabe Advertisements Old Salem Townhouse Apartments Charlottesville by Cabaniss Construction Corporation Congratulations to the Class of 1970 Costen Lumber Company 2030 Jennie Scher Road Richmond, Virginia B. F. PARROTT CO. INCORPORATED SKILL — RESPONSIBILITY — INTEGRITY General Contractors 811 BOXLEY BUILDING ROANOKE, VIRGINIA J. Ed. Denver Sons, Inc. Us LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA n Compliments of FINE CLOTHES FOR ALL TIMES MILLER CONTAINER CORPORATION Compliments of Roanoke, Virginia SASH, DOOR GLASS, INC. MANUFACTURERS OF CORRUGATED RICHMOND, VIRGINIA S HIPPING CONTAINERS Why make the nation ' s business yours? Because you seek a career with challenge. Purpose. You want to help. And you want to get involved. You ' ll find opportunity and fulfillment in private business, built on the capitalistic system that has given us the world ' s highest living standards. American business continually searches for new and improved products, for better ways to do things, and keep costs down. Wherever there are problems to solve — in our cities, in space, under the sea — private enterprise responds with the talent and resources to bring about efficient, work- able solutions. Your work and achievement in the corporate community can be satisfying and rewarding, your contribution important. Check into opportunities in business enterprise. ystem APPALACHIAN POWER CO. CRUSHED LIMESTONE CRUSHED GRANITE for ROAD BUILDING-RAILROAD BALLAST-CONCRETE-FURNACE FLUX FILTER STONE-AGSTONE-LIMESTONE SAND BLUE RIDGE STONE CORPORATION 711 BOXLEY BUILDING ROANOKE, VA. B O X L E Y QUARRIES Seven Plants Located on N. W. and A. C. L. Railroads Blue Ridge, Va. Bluefield, Va. Lynchburg, Va. Skippers, Va. Raleigh, N.C. Martinsville, Va. Pounding Mill, Va. THE VIRGINIA ROAD BUILDER Virginia ' s Most Exclusive Men ' s Stores • ROANOKE • LEXINGTON • MARTINSVILLE • BLACKSBURG MR. BULK BUYER: BUY DIRECT AND SAVE Waxes, Cleaners, Seal-. For All Floo WHY NOT THY US? Descriptive Folder Available PERROW CHEMICAL CO. Hurt, Virginia 24563 PERROW CHEMICAL CO. Compliments of PRIEST ELECTRONICS CO. 6431 TIDEWATER DRIVE NORFOLK, VIRGINIA For the Best Deal in Town " . . . SEE VAUGHAN SERVICE ALL MAKES LYNCHBURG, VA. GOOD YEAR - TIRES RCA MAYTAG ZENITH C RIGIDAIRE COLOR V NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD PARK Compliments of OLD DOMINION TOBACCO CO. 5400 VIRGINIA BEACH BOULEVARD VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Dedication May 14, 1970 HALL OF VALOR ROANOKE, VA. J.W. imm:ss CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT RALEIGH, N.C. NORFOLK, VA. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ASHEVILLE, N.C. MILLER MANUFACTURING CO. INC 7th and Stockton Sts., Richmond, Va. 23211 Phone 232-4551 Clifford Miller, Jr. ' 28 President Lewis N. Miller ' 32 ice-President - Treasurer Thomas G. Winston ' 45 Vice-President Quality Products Since 1897 MILLWORK DIVISION Meeting a variety of residential, mass housing and industrial needs. • WOOD PRODUCTS DIVISION Bottle boxes and field crates. • DISPLAY DIVISION Point of purchase displays. • MILLER HOMES A complete line of manufactured homes and roof trusses. Compliments of SCHLUETER ELECTRIC CO. FRANK THOMAS CO., INC. CLOTHING FOR GENTLEMEN 735 Granby St. 3 Main Plaza East Norfolk, Va 23510 State Planters United Virginia Bank We ' re part of a group of ten banks. Now as a member of this statewide group, United Virginia Bank is part of our name. And we have a lot going for us. Such as expert advice from loan and other financial specialists both here and abroad. And our centralized computer which speeds up all our full banking services. Then there ' s our United Virginia BankAmericard. What ' s more, we have access to more money than ever before. So we can finance industry, commerce and agri-business right he re in this area. And now, if you ever have to move, you ' ll find a United Virginia Banker in some 88 offices throughout the state. But the nicest part of all this is that the same efficient people will be handling all of your banking needs. Drop in today and ask your United Virginia Banker some questions. He ' ll be glad to give you some very satisfying answers. And don ' t forget to call us by our new name. Member fdic We ' re united to help you grow financially. ■m B Stote Planters United Virginia Bank t What the interviewer won ' t tell you about General Electric. He won ' t tell you about all the job opportunities we have for college graduates. Not that he wouldn ' t like to. It ' s just that there are too many jobs and too little time. I n a half-hour interview our man couldn ' t begin to outline the scope and diversity of the opportuni- ties we offer. Opportunities for engineering, sci- ence, business and liberal arts majors. That ' s why we published a brochure called " Career Opportunities at General Electric. " It tells you about our markets, our products, our business philosophy and our benefit programs. And, in plain language, it tells you exactly how and where a person with your qualifications can start a career with General Electric. It even gives you the first step in starting a career with us — a Personal Information Form for you to fill out. If you like what the brochure tells you about us, why not tell us about you? Our interviewer will be on campus soon. GENERAL ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CONTROL DEPARTMENT Salem, Virginia An equal opportunity employer john ! obert$ WORLD ' S FINEST SALUTES THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE CLASS OF 1970, 71, 72 73 ta » CtomHMmgwr i mwmK GENERAL CONTRACTORS NO ENG I N EERS jVa 6vi , nn. 37202 Zion X Roads, Virginia Nashville, Tennessee FIRST NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK A Dominion Bankshares Bank Telephone 855-3391 Norfolk Marine Company MARINE DISTRIBUTORS 5221 Virginia Beach Boulevard • Norfolk, Virginia 23502 HOME BENEFICIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Why make the nation ' s business yours? Because you seek a career with challenge. Purpose. You want to help. And you want to get involved. You ' ll find opportunity and fulfillment in private business, built on the capitalistic system that has given us the world ' s highest living standards. American business continually searches for new and improved products, for better ways to do things, and keep costs down. Wherever there are problems to solve — in our cities, in space, under the sea — private enterprise responds with the talent and resources to bring about efficient, work- able solutions. Your work and achievement in the corporate community can be satisfying and rewarding, your contribution important. Check into opportunities in business enterprise. American Powei; V System APPALACHIAN POWER CO. ! ™ S?2 A£ e PSllonal 3 ayn LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA 24450 JJ J •BERTS PIANO CO. 717 Main St. Dial 846-4639 LYNCHBURG, VA. 24504 Compliments of J. H. ADAMS Altavista, Va. Compliments of Armfield, Harrison, Thomas Leesburg, Va. Compliments Hooker Furniture Corp. MARTINSVILLE, VA. Austin Brockenbraugh Associates CONSULTING ENGINEERS Water Supply, Water Purification, Water Distribution, Drainage, Sewage Disposal, Sewage Systems JAMES E. WATINGTON, Jr., Partner JAMES A. WHITT, Partner 114 East Cary Ctreet— Phone Milton 3-3041 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA MILLER ANDERSON WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS Compliments of PRES BROWN ' S The Roanokers The Roanoker Cafeteria Roanoke-Salem Plaza The Roanoker Restaurant Tower Shopping Center Roanoke, Virginia Compliments Moon Engineering Co., Inc. Norfolk, Virginia Bill Thomas " 70 " Compliments of John Sims, Assoc. Richmond, Va. DEEPWATER TERMINAL ROAD P. O. BOX 2-R RICHMOND. VA. 23204 Compliments of MASON-HAGAN, INC. Richmond, Virginia CONGRATULATIONS! S. Lewis Lionberger Co. —(jenetal Contractor ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Builder of WILLIAM L. MOODY, JR., ' 86 HALL R. STUART COTTRELL INCORPORATED INSURANCE 1205 East Main Street Richmond, Virginia General Insurance Red ' s Marine Supply Co. Portsmouth, Virginia Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lawrence Congratulations Class of " 70 " 34i EJSTID3L.E3SS CAVERNS ONI OF VIRGINIA ' S MAJOR ATTRACTIONS Discover for yourself the magic and beauty of this underland wonderland ON U.S. 11, 3 MILES SOUTH OF NEW MARKET, VA. LEGGETT ' S DEPARTMENT STORE LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA FOR THE BEST IN DINNERS MEET YOUR FRIENDS AT THE SOUTHERN INN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA Picnics Prepared On Request Quick Take-Out GENUINE ITALIAN SPAGHETTI STEAKS — FRESH SEA FOOD COMPLIMENTS OF CRADDOCK-TERRY SHOE CORPORATION «r Dependable ?, 4? Shoemakers J _ Ta C ORpO Lynchburg, Virginia Robert E. Lee Hotel LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA FINE FOOD LODGING ALFRED J. DICKINSON, INC. Realtors RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Congratulations Class of " 70 " WIN-DOR, INC. Richmond, Virginia Congratulations Class of 1970 ANDREWS AND PARRISH GENERAL CONTRACTORS Richmond, Virginia Caskie Paper Co., Inc. LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA A Paper For Every Purpose Think of us as a small merchandising company today. But watch out for us tomorrow. STUART MCGUIRE FASHIONS The Stuart McGuire Company, Inc. 115 Brand Road • Salem, Virginia 24153 Where growth is the " in " word. Lexington - Hardware LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA The original tool Shed BomAl, CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK NEW MARKET, VA. Most people know us for gasoline. And we don ' t even make it. We do make: plastic packaging film, diesel additives, fine paper, ignition control compounds, vinyl polymers and monomers, plastic bottles and packages, fuel detergents, plastic lake liners, sewerage filter components, mulch film, dry cleaning fluids, PVC pipe, rubber additives, reinforced building film, degreasing solvents, aluminum alkyls, antioxidants, primary alcohols, caustic soda, aluminum extrusions, metallic sodium, chlorine, chemical intermediates, combustion improvers. Ethyl Corporation ) We also make antiknock compounds CENTRAL LUNCH BERKNESS CONTROL and EQUIPMENT CORP. BREAKFAST - LUNCHES - DINNERS STEAKS - CHOPS - SEA FOODS POWER • PROCESS SALES • SERVICE Try Our Famous Swiss Burger With Bacon, Lettuce Tomato Boiler and Steam Specialists ABC LICENSE ON OFF DOMESTIC IMPORTED BEER 308 West Cary Street RICHMOND, VIRGINIA ' 15 N Main Lex 463-2834 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 FRED W. WALKER General Manager CORPORATIOI Bleached Products Division Building Products Division FRANKLIN, VIRGINIA Compliments of J. T. HIRST CO. INC. COL. O. B. KNIGHT JOHNS BROS., INC. MASSEY BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia STANLEY ' S MARKET MUSE BUICK, INC. PROCESS COMPONENTS, INC. Augusta Stone Corp. Staunton, Virginia Boscobel Granite Corp. Richmond, Virginia Burkeville Stone Corp. Burkeville, Virginia CHARLES S. LUCK, JR. ' 20 WILLIAM L. STAGG, III ' 44 Charlottesville Stone Corp. Charlottesville, Virginia luck QUARRIES Producers of CRUSHED STONE HOME OFFICE P. 0. Box 7155 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA OFFICE: EL 3-3901 — NIGHT 282-6387 Fairfax Quarries, Inc. Fairfax, Virginia CHARLES S. LUCK, III ' 55 GEORGE A. BICKERSTAFF ' 43 Rockville Stone Corp. Rockville, Virginia INC. 1600 ROSENEATH ROAD RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23230 M I K Compliments of THOMAS JAMES WILSON, III ' 42 COL. 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Allen ' 33 Roanoke ' s Pioneer Ready Mix Firm 2-WAY RADIO CONTROLLED TRUCKS Electronically Controlled Batching COMPLIMENTS Now Serving Roanoke, Salem, Vinton OF and Roanoke County from Three Modern Plants SNELLINGS JIM SATTERFIELD, ' 42, General Sales Manager Portsmouth, Virginia ttoeefif e Institute Foods CASUALTY - FIRE - MARINE - BONDS Canned, Frozen and Paper Products " All Forms of Insurance " Lexington, Virginia G. W. " BILL " CARNEAL FLEMING M. FOX, III RALPH N. HARGROVE E. DOUGLAS GUNTER Scott S. Huger Class of 1922 GUY BISSETTE Benjamin Huger, Jr., Class of 1934 PHONE 353-0146 George D. Huger Class of 1962 2309 Westwood Ave. P.O. Box 6713 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23230 351 BEEFO LIVES SODA When In Richmond Stay at the Executive Motor Hotel 5215 West Broad Street Sincere Best Wishes to the Class of 1970 College Entertainment Associates, Inc. Stan Rubin, President 300 West 55th St., New York, N.Y. 10019 beginning its 5th year serving the VMI Hop Committee In Jacob Reed ' s uniforms, hidden hand stitching makes the difference! That difference means lasting character in every uniform, for these hand stitches, though hidden, are carefully placed by our master tailors to mold and hold its shape for many years. T fc J@£di 0OH4 2 DeKalb Street, Norristown, Pa. America ' s OLDEST and FOREMOST Makers of U. S. Officers ' Uniforms of Fine Quality, founded 1824 Congratulations To The Class of 1970 MARY ANN BAKING CO Louis G. Kuchuris President Chicago, Illinois F Pete and Shirley Rockbridge United Virginia Bank Main Office 463-3787 S. Main Branch 463-5111 OVER 80 YEARS OF SERVICE TO VMI Full Service Bank Member F.D.I.C. BAND BOX 3 3 South Jefferson 7 A Lexington, Va. SERVING % b n THE NEW GENERATION £ Sealtest Dairy Products Maple Rock Distributors, Inc. Lexington, Va. 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